Thursday, August 25, 2011

Girls Love a Guy Who Can Keep His Cool

Vann aka @Skateboard_V is here with a must read "manly" review.  After much talk over the latest Axe commercials and ad campaigns he decided to give it a try himself.  But who in their right mind would think a man would actually like the smell of Axe?  Let me tell ya, I haven't heard the end of the so called "Axe Effect" ever since he's tried the new scent Cool Metal. ~MakeupNotDown

I’ve made fun of Axe and it's ad campaigns in the past.  I "LOL" as I read the can's instructions "spray on underarms, chest and neck."  Apparently boys and and men are overzealous with application.  But I’m not here to talk about grooming habits, only to review what scents come my way.

Cool Metal has a powdery, fresh, clean scent which is very neutral and not overpowering like most of Axe's other scents.  It smells no less expensive than colognes you'll find at Nordstrom or Macy's that cost ten times more.  In fact I find it just as wearable as Ralph Lauren Polo (approach the scent with an open mind.)  After application the scent sticks to the skin for a very long time.  Cool Metal by Axe is an everyday scent for the "everyday" guy.  Whether your in chucks and a v neck, or a button down and a tie.  Axe body spray carries over appropriately for any occasion.

Remember, it’s not what you wear, it’s how much you wear of it.

All things sexy and cool,
@Skateboard_V


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Making Colorful Liner Wearable!

How does the saying go?  Time flies when you're having fun....It's been a while since I've posted a blog but I'm back!

Here's a quick look I did for a birthday party over the weekend.  In my mind I wanted something that looked smokey and dark.  But somehow I picked up green eye liner and decided to play with some color.  Notice that I didn't use a gel eye liner like Blacktrack by MAC to conceal the false lashes I put on.  I wanted my eyes to appear as neat as possible.  I'm happy with the look and will definitely have to experiment some more.  BTW this look was done with the MAC Colourizations collection.  Enjoy!


Face:
MAC Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15 Foundation - NC44
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Powder Medium Dark - on top of foundation
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Powder Give Me Sun - contour
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Powder Gold Deposit - temples
MAC Blot Powder - Dark


Eyes:
Painterly Paint Pot - lid
MAC Arena Eyeshadow - lid and brow bone
MAC Brun Eyeshadow - crease

Pro Palette Eye Shadow x 2 Double Feature 3
MAC Deep Chocolate (Colourizations collection)- outer V
MAC Midtowe Eyeshadow (Colourizations collection)- lower lash line

MAC Eye Khol Minted - lower lash line
MAC Espresso Eyeshadow - eyebrow
MAC Haute and Naughty Lash Mascara
MAC False Lashes #7
Duo Lash Adhesive


As you can see the green eye liner is very wearable.  Don't be afraid of using color eye liner, it can be done in a way that looks very natural.  Thoughts?

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