Monday, February 2, 2009

Maybelline Great Lash

Have you ever had a product that you just felt the urge to warn everyone about due to its complete inability to perform? And then you suffer a lapse in judgment (or, in my case, you needed a kind of blah, liquidy mascara to blend your real lashes with falsies) and try the product again, only to find that hey, you love it now!

Three words: Maybelline Great Lash. The blackest black with the newer, cooler looking label, to be exact. I bought it before the one Christmas party I made it to because I wanted to wear falsies and I needed something that wasn't too volumizing to mix my lashes with the fake ones.

The next day, on a whim, I decided to try it on my naked lashes. Wow, I'm not sure they've ever looked better. They aren't clumpy. The brush glides through my lashes and it isn't awkward to wield at all (hello, flimsy Maybelline Define-A-Lash). While my lashes don't look super-duper thick, they do stand out. I don't clump this mascara into a category with those that simply tint your lashes anymore. By George, it actually does something!

Mascara ramble aside, yes, it actually is me! Back from the blogging dead. Next thing you know, I'll be doing tutorials again. First, though, I need to get a hair makeover. This DIY color just isn't working for me. I dyed it red and it was amaaaazing. For a week. Then it dropped me into some level of burgun-rust hell and I haven't been able to escape despite my attempt to use a "cool light brown" to turn it somewhere close to my natural color again. The end result was brighter, redder roots. Oh, yay. Mama don't have time for this red hair maintenance.

While dreaming of a magical hair color, I decided it's time to cut off my hair. I'm tired of looking like a washed up college kid. I'm kind of obsessing over this:

I even love the color, though I'd never go that light. I'm too pale and too lazy to maintain the roots. However, I love how all the tones work together, so maybe I can do something like that with brown. But first I need to find a babysitter.