I wanted to shake up my life and go sailing (or learn on the job, so-to-speak) so headed to Florida to crew on a catamaran. This is about how it went or, rather, didn't - and my life since. Hopefully it will lead to a catamaran on the clear aqua blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, watching the sunset, a coconut rum and coke in hand. You must START AT THE BEGINNING of the blog, April 2009, to get the whole story...

Friday, August 13, 2010


One of my best friend's daughters got married today. And the bride is one of my daughter's best friends so she is in the wedding party. My gift to the bride was to do her makeup. I also did my daughter's makeup.

I have to say that there were three products that were AMAZING to use.

1. Mineral foundation by TLC Mineral Makeup. No talc in the product. It gives good coverage with a stiff foundation kabuki brush and has a flawless finish when the skin is prepped with a primer. I used Lise Watier Base Miracle Pore Reducing Primer. So I guess that's two products right there.

2. Urban Decay Primer Potion. Your eyeshadow will not move at all, not even the eyeliner, with this as a base. The Tawny Matte version also gives a nice canvas to work on, covering any redness or darkness on the eyelid.

3. Make Up For Ever Mist and Fix. I spritzed this on each of the girls, including the ones that did their own makeup and it kept their faces looking just-made-up all day, even in the hot sun (98 degrees that day) where they stood, without shade, for an hour through the ceremony and another two hours getting photos done. I went with an on-set bag ready to do touch-ups and all that was needed was lip gloss for my two girls and a bit of under-eye liner for my daughter from crying during the ceremony. Other than that, not a single touch-up needed in over ten hours. Amazing. I will never be without this product in my kit.

In fact, I won't ever be without any of these four products in my kit.

After 10 Hours
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Some names have been changed to protect my butt.

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