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FOTW: April 30, 2008

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I decided to go with a fairly tame 'Face Of The Week' for my first one. It's not too exciting, but I wanted to get my face out there so that everyone knows who is behind all this Shop With a Vengeance mayhem :)

FOTW 4-30-2008

What I used:
  • Primer - Face: Monistat Chafing Relief Gel, Eye: UDPP

  • Foundation - Almay Nearly Naked Liquid Makeup in Honey, CoverBlend Concealer in Beige and Light, Sonia Kashuk Loose Powder

  • Cheeks - Jane Blushing Cheeks in Blushing Plum

  • Brow - The Body Shop Brow/Liner Powder Duo, Revlon Brow Fantasy Gel

  • Eye - MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack, MAC Powerpoint Pencil in Engraved, Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara (see it doesn't do much for my short lashes, does it?)

  • Lips - Homemade Lip Stain!


The photos are unretouched, just cropped up. I have been having a bad skin week, so ignore the rough/blemishy condition of mine right now; I had a pretty bad breakout due to Shiseido SPF42 PA+++ Foundation (Fragrance and too heavy, no no) and possibly also Origins Clean Energy Cleansing Oil (too many botanical extracts for my skin to handle!). I have been trying to nurture my skin back to health and bought a bunch of stuff to do so last night... so I'll be back in business in no time!

I did this look on Tuesday so that I could actively comment on it and let you all know how it turned out. I don't usually use Almay's foundation, but I had some laying around so I figured I'd use it. (Now I remember why I stopped using it... it made me very oily, very quickly, and the rest of my makeup seemed to slide off within a few hours!) I am always on a foundation hunt that will probably continue forever. The one thing that seems to always work for me (that I've repurchased countless times) is Milani's Mineral Compact, so I'll likely be back to that right away.

I like the lip stain a lot, and not just because I made it! I think the end result color is pretty and natural, but still very rosy. I wouldn't wear it every day, but I would definitely make it a staple for at least once a week.

This is my first FOTW, but hopefully there will be many more to come! What do you think?

Christiana Divine @ Memoirs of A Shopping Addict said...
April 30, 2008 at 12:46 AM  

Great FOTW! :) Thanks for stopping by my page and saying hi! :) I hope you're having a good week as well.

Beauty Tyrant said...
April 30, 2008 at 3:06 AM  

What a cute FOTW. I like the fresh face look. love the blush, so sweet and a beautiful pop of color to the cheeks. You're gorgeous, girl :)

Nicole said...
April 30, 2008 at 9:04 AM  

Thanks ladies!

Angel said...
April 30, 2008 at 9:27 AM  

Wow, Nicole, nice to meet you! i must say, you are a beautiful lady! )))

the Muse said...
April 30, 2008 at 2:07 PM  


You're it darling!


fuzkittie said...
April 30, 2008 at 5:02 PM  

You eyes look very pretty, and the homemade stain is definitely a huge success!

Vanessa said...
May 1, 2008 at 2:29 AM  

You are gorgeous Nicole! I love the clean look! And thank you for the condolences, it means a lot and really made my day, sometimes you just need to be surrounded by good people to get you through the bad...so thank you so much!


Nicole said...
May 1, 2008 at 11:40 AM  

Thanks Fuzkittie! I really like the stain too :)

No problem Vanessa, I saw on your blog that someone posted those rude comments and I felt like punching them out lol... why would you say something like that to someone who just lost a pet! Hope you are doing better and thanks for the compliment :)

BeautyChick101 said...
May 13, 2008 at 4:44 PM  

Wow, your eyes look amazing!! I love the liner.

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