Friday, March 6, 2009

Help a girl out

Okay, so I am needing a little help with myself. Since I had Bethany, 4 years ago, I've kinda been maintaining in alot of areas of my life, poor maintenance in some areas. The one I am specifically thinking of right now is my appearance. I am trying to focus on investing some time into myself and working hard to make ME a better me, wife and mom. This has always been hard for me, lack of time, lack of motivation, lack of energy, and mostly lack of discipline. I've got lots of excuses, but I'd really like to establish some self control. Perhaps by me proclaiming to the world, uh, you guys, that I am working on balancing this area of my life, it will give me some accountability.

I've never been a glitz and glam kinda girl, I do love my make up, but it's always been simple. I'm the mom with the dirty, unused tube of lip gloss in her purse remember? Lipstick, what's that!? Most of the time I put on my make up without a mirror. It's just easier to sit on the floor and let the baby play with my mascara or nurse a baby, while I put on my make up, than listen to them cry, and it saves time.
Maybe, it's that I am starting to think about the number 30, or maybe it's just that I'm starting to clear my head after the whirlwind of 3 pregnancies, but I did something I thought I'd never do a couple months ago. I bought eye liner, I took a step toward change.

Or maybe, President Obama inspired me by all his recent changes, was that sarcasm!?

I'd always said, I didn't like eyeliner, didn't want to look like a raccoon, and I didn't need eye liner. I guess, I was feeling the need to try something new and get creative, that was pretty safe. Surprisingly, I liked the way it looked.
I have one problem, and I can't seem to find a good brand. After buying 4 different kinds, I decided to ask for some help. I've tried 2 pencils, think it's the easiest kind to apply, but it can be clumpy. I've tried 1 liquid liner and 1 twist up pencil type-a-thingy, neither of these seemed to stay on, despite the company's claims. Honestly, I can't afford to randomly pick and choose until I find something I love.

So, help a girl out! Tell me your favorite eye liner, or any beauty product for that matter. I know some of ya'll are experts on this kinda thing. Thanks!


Mom said...

I think you are beautiful just the way you are!
However, my suggestion for eye liner is Bonnie Bell brand. It is in a gray container and has precise liner Eye Style written on it. I don't remember where I bought it. I am out and in need myself. It is not at Walmart, atleast not in Dothan AL. That is the only place I have looked. If you find it let me know. Maybe Walgreens?

Jeff, Dana and Hayden said...

Hey MIranda- My favorites are from Merle Norman. Not sure if it's becuase it's what my mom uses and thats where I first learned about makeup and would steal ummm borrow hers when I was younger. It is more expensive but after trying some others like cover girl and revlon and some generics I found that some things last longer and stay on longer if you spend more. I am a fan for a bargain and merle norman will send you a coupon for 20% off during the month of your birthday so I stock up then. I love their pencil eyeliner coffee bean.

Angela said...

I use Cover Girl and Rimmel London...the kind that twists up. They stay on pretty good but I'm sure not as good as some of the more expensive ones. I too am a cheap-skate!

Bonnie said...

So to confuse you more...I love Avon liner and mascara. I have really long lashes and find their mascara rocks. Also..I am not in love with liner either and acutally use shadow from Mary's dark dark browny-gray..can't remember the name off the top of my head though. ONe thing with liner I find I have to smudge it.

Miranda said...

Thanks!! I really appreciate your help!