(top to bottom: Hot Ginger, Espresso Lane, Plum Crazy)
These Wet/Dry shadows are totally new to me. Their domed shape sort of reminds me of the Physician's Formula Baked Collection... only there was much more color variety and when I swatched some shades in the store, I could tell that these are the real deal. The colors are soft and very pigmented and I'm excited to ge these on my eyes. I decided to go with a couple of neutral shades that could be used together, and then one wild card fun shade to play with as well. Just in terms of swatching them, I really think they are all equally good, but that plum shade is especially dazzling. They all have a pearly gleam to them- I feel a tutorial coming on :)
Then I opted to pick out 3 lip products. I have several of these Beauty Rush lip glosses already and I really enjoy them. I think the scents are outstanding and they are just wonderfully glossy. I'm not going to even pretend like I NEED anymore lip gloss, so I won't say that my stash would be suffering if I didn't pick these up... but they just caught my eye so I thought, what the heck, let's do this. I got the Slice of Heaven shade because it had a unique multi-dimensional color quality to it. I can't really describe it. It appears pink in some lights and golden in others- just beautiful! Plus is smells like cake. And the berry shade is a bit more transparent and gel-like than I was hoping for, but it will be a nice way to top off a berry lipstick for sure. Now for the Shoothing lip balm- I already have the regular soothing lip balm but this new Buff shade was intriguing to me... and there wasn't one opened up and available for swatching, so I just went with it. It has a nice minty scent & cool feel on the lips- but it doesn't show up much. It has a very slight nude shimmer- but as you can tell with the swatch on my hand- it's hard to detect.
So overall, I was pleased with what I picked up. I'm most excited about the eyeshadows and can't wait to do a look with them soon. What do you think of the Beauty Rush collection? Any favorites? Do tell! :D
♥ Emily's Journal ♥
Journal time! so this past Thursday a couple of Tyler's sisters (my sisters-in-law, duh) came down to visit us! That's me, Sarah, and Aimee in the pic above. Aimee has a twin sister Rachel, but she was just starting a new job that day and couldn't come down :( But we had an awesome time and it was great to see the girls again. Plus I had Friday off from work, so we partied it up! It was sort of a celebration for Tyler being done with the bar exam, and also for Aimee & Rachel who've been studying abroad in New Zealand. (I looked at their pics- it is gorgeous there and they had a blast). Anyway we had sort of a pizza party at our place, invited Tyler's friend Dan over, and then went out on the town. It was so much fun- I love these girls :D
What else... Friday was pretty low key. The girls had to go back that day, so Tyler and I sort of bummed around for awhile and eventually ran some errands. Then since Wed. August 5th is me & Tyler's 3 year wedding anniversary and I'll have to be in bed by 6 that night for the morning show the following day, we went out and celebrated early. We got sort of dressed up and went to this awesome Thai restaurant in town. Oh it's SO GOOD. I got sweet & sour chicken and their egg rolls are to die for. Then we went to see The Ugly Truth at the movie theater- it has Katherine Heigl in it. I thought it was hilarious! And I could relate to her role working at a TV station haha :D It was a wonderful night and I'm so happy Tyler is in my life. I love him so much and now that the bar exam is over- I'll have to get him doing some more videos!! :D Have a great rest of the weekend everyone!