Current Favorites: Beauty and Life Vol. 21

It’s summer!!!! How has June been treating all of you?

I am approaching my one year work anniversary. June also marks the 8th year since I became a makeup artist. My makeup artist career has been on a semi-break, but I am still practicing on my own faces and the faces of my friends.

Here is what I have been loving lately:

1)  Eye of Shiva earrings:  My jewelry obsession has led me back to costume (non-fine) jewelry.  These shell earrings are simple, cute and work well for summer fashion ensembles.



2) “Athair Ar Neamh” by Enya: I bought this song as a download for my new tablet. I fall asleep to it (PTSD makes me an uneasy sleeper). It’s really beautiful, the melody is gentle and calming, and her voice sounds heavenly.


3 ) MAC Fluidline Eye Pencil in Earth Sign: I bought this in Arlington, VA during my shopping trips there. It’s a great dark brown for work days and neutral makeup days.


4)  Buxom Lash Mascara in Blackest Black: I got this in a 500 point perk box from Sephora. I will have to write a review on it soon. I didn’t expect to love it as much as I do. It was on the radar within the Youtube/blogging community a couple of years ago, and back then I thought it was an “it product” and the hype I would die down. I understand now why it was so popular.

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5) The Amazon Fire 7 Tablet:   As mentioned above, I have a new tablet! I am slow to collect the newest gadgets and devices that people younger than me (note: I was saying this 10 years ago about my classmates) tend to buy. I still have an older flip-phone type of cell phone and no iPod or anything else. So this is a milestone purchase for me. I read lots of reviews and articles written about Fire 7. Apparently it’s a good starter tablet. It has all the basics and you can surf the web and download books and music. The camera installed on it is terrible, but I didn’t buy it for that so I’m not mad about it. I mostly use my tablet to give my old computer (I told ya everything I own is obsolete!) a break to cool down when it gets too hot and to play sleep music at night.

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 That’s my list! What’s on your current favorites list?


About themakeuptrain

Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at:
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15 Responses to Current Favorites: Beauty and Life Vol. 21

  1. The top thing on my favorites list right now is my new phone, got an iPhone SE in rose gold, so purty.

  2. May I ask for more looks on here, so you can share some tips? I am always looking for a way to learn, as I am only enthusiastic, but not trained in applying makeup!
    And, if you don’t mind me asking, how old are you? You make it sound as if you were ancient.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • Sure! My camera is dreadful at taking pictures (which is why I stopped doing looks) but I can try again.

      Haha, I like to joke around about my age. I’m 31, which isn’t old at all, but all my activities/interests seem to be things 20-somethings and 30-somethings think are boring.

  3. Nice looking list! I’ll have to check out that mascara. I don’t think I’ve heard much about it. Can’t wait for your review! Also, I never knew you were a MUA! How exciting!

  4. June has been a little rough, but I may actually end it better than I started, so yay! That tablet looks great, and a really good price. I’m thinking it may be something my sis needs. She’s getting ready to start dialysis soon and I she likes games and the internet…I thought she should have something a bit bigger than her phone to help her pass the time during treatment.

    Oh, and those earrings are lovely! 🙂

  5. aiza says:

    loved those earrings they are absolutely pretty and beautiful

  6. Lulle.Beaumiroir says:

    I’ve been loving my new phone a lot, I got it to replace a 4-year old smartphone that wasn’t so smart anymore… It’s a Motorola phone with Android and it was pretty cheap, but it’s fantastic! My friends who own Iphones are upset because the Okay Google feature is so much more efficient than Siri…
    In terms of beauty, I was given a sample of the Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint foundation and I was surprised to love it – had pretty bad results with Guerlain foundations before. But considering the price I think I’ll have to pass!


  7. Anubhuti says:

    Nice haul..i want review on mac fluidline please…

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