For Christmas my sweet mother-in-law absolutely spoiled me. I mean it. I'm actually still is squirming with excitement to think about all of the thoughtful gifts I recieved. One in particular has unexpectedly become my favorite. Three words..MAC Paint Pot. If you have a remote clue what I am talking about- I could end this post right now and provide justice to this product- but for sake of others who have not yet had the privalege to hear/see/sample this make-up product- I will continue on. This gift sat in it's box for about 4 days after Christmas.. partly because I didn't work up the energy to put on clothes, let alone makeup. And the other part is because I was almost scared to use it! I didn't know what it was for. I found out through a random text from MIL, Bree. She must have had the 'Mom' radar up and knew I was avoiding her gift. She told me that she used it for priming her eyelids before application of eyeshadow. Hummmm. Okay. I'll try. What in the world was I waiiiitttting on?!
This stuff works wonders. I have mine in Painterly, a creamy nude beige color, but they are also available in a wide variety of other colors, not all for the way I use it.. most have color and are meant to be long lasting.
The paint pot preps your lids for the eyeshadow you are about to apply--intensifying the color of your shadows, making them super vibrant. Taking less time to apply because your first swipe of the brush was enough. (May save you money, too! Less eyeshadow = longer lasting!) I've also noticed that it keeps the eye makeup you’re wearing in place, preventing creases, and looking great all day!
Hopefully you will find this product as wonderful as I do! I am really dissapointed in myself for even the contemplation of returning it. Thanks, Bree for my fabulous gift!
As I started to prepare and think over this past year- I almost became overwhelmed with (fun) memories. Choosing just one thing from each month was such a challenge- so here I am with one heck of a long post to share. (Soowwwweeyy)
January 2010VEGAS, baby! This picture is probably my favorite picture from the entire year. A New Year's Kiss at midnight.
FebruaryRecord breaking snowfall in Dallas.
MarchMy first contest winning-magazine-worthy recipe! My Cinnamon-Toffee Croissant Bread Pudding debuted in Country Woman Magazine.
AprilI met one of my role models, Giada DeLaurentiis (for a second time!) at a book signing in Dallas. Love her.
MayPartrick Austin graduated High School!
JuneThe end of my long traveled journey to RD-hood
JulyWe took (another) mini vaca to a sweet B&B with the Wingfield's to the Hill Country- Llano, Texas to be exact.
AugustSucceeded my dream- RD status comes to life!
SeptemberMexico fun with the Collins'. Such a beautiful memory
OctoberThe Texas Rangers made the World Series Playoffs..and we got to attend (a winning) Game #2.
DecemberChristmas Card pictures are always such a fun part of getting ready for the holidays.
A Celebration of the New 2011 Year
Ashley and Jarrett so graciously hosted us for a delicious and low key evening.
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