Monday, April 30, 2007

Soft and Fringe-y

I have a confession to make: I am a mascara floosie (I would have chosen a different word there, but I'll leave it out just in case my mom is reading this...hi, Mom!). I flit from mascara to mascara, and I don't care if it's a cheap drugstore find or a high-end splurge. There are very few times that I can remember actually repurchasing a mascara. It's not that the ones I've tried have been horrible (although some have been); I think that they all perform just fine, but I'm looking for better than just fine. I'm looking for the mascara that makes my lashes look just like my husband's (why must they be so beautiful!?) - full and thick and pointing up toward my eyebrows.

For the record, I think I have fairly decent lashes to start with - like my hair, they are very dark, and they are also nice and long. Unfortunately, also like my hair, they are fine and straight - they stick out at almost a 90-degree angle when left au naturale. So, in my attempt to find that holy grail mascara, I've been trying the new rubberized brush mascaras, and my latest try is Max Factor's Volume Couture Mascara. I must say, this is pretty good stuff. I do think that this new brush technology helps cut down on the clumps, but I do still have to wipe off excess mascara from the brush every once in a while (just not as often). The formula doesn't flake or smudge on me (unlike the Cover Girl Volume Exact), and at 2:30 in the afternoon, I think I still have a pretty good, soft to the touch fringe going on. It also washes off fairly easily with my cleanser, so that saves me from breaking out the eye makeup remover every day.

All in all, this is turning out to be a very good, if maybe everyday, mascara. In the meantime, I'll probably still be searching for that "eye-popping" mascara, so I'm sure I'll have another mascara review in a few months.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Hokie Hope Day

The Virginia Tech Alumni Association has delcared tomorrow, April 20, "Hokie Hope" day and a national "Orange and Maroon Effect" day. Please wear your orange and maroon tomorrow in honor of the victims of Monday's tragedy.

Virginia Governor Timothy M. Kaine has also declared tomorrow a statewide day of mourning, and is encouraging everyone across the nation to pause at noon, EDT, and say a prayer of support for everyone affected by this sad event.

I will be wearing my Hokie best tomorrow for sure.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Sad Hokie

I just want to say that my prayers are going out to the families of the students and faculty that were killed yesterday at VA Tech. As you may know, we are big Hokie fans; and although neither hubby nor I went to school there, many members of his family have, and we still have a strong emotional connection to the school. It made me sad and sick to see the scene unfold yesterday afternoon, and today I am just sad for everyone affected by this senseless tragedy. It was especially hard to look at photos and videos of places on the Tech campus that we frequent when we're in town for football games. Especially today, I want all of my family and friends to know I love them - and I'm saying an extra prayer of protection for Beanie.

The first of (hopefully) many! first post! For those of you who know me, you know I have a lot to talk about, so I hope to use this blog to get out a lot of the stuff I have to say! I have a feeling this blog will handle everything from my skincare and makeup "hobby" to the tail end of my pregnancy and the arrival of our baby, to just life in general - so stay tuned!