Make uP: I’ve Been Cheating on my Mascara

28 10 2010

One thing anyone will tell you about a Virgo is that we are loyal. I’ve been seeing the same dentist for 20 years, even though his pea green office was vomited right up out of the ‘70s. I’ve used Oil of Olay since I was a sophomore in high school and my nana told me about crow’s feet. I even wound up marrying my first “real” boyfriend. So when I find something I love, I stick with it through good and bad.

From the second I was given the ok by my mom to wear makeup, I swiped her pink and green Maybelline Great Lash and went to town on my eyes. Over the years I’ve sampled other mascaras, but for the most part they would remain in my makeup bag, half used until my twice yearly clean out. On my wedding day I used the Great Lash waterproof. I even keep an extra tube in my purse in case of an eyelash emergency. Next to my Burt’s Bees, this is my desert island makeup staple. So it’s with a bit of a heavy heart that I admit to cheating on my old friend, but the fact is I think I’ve found something better.

So who is this mysterious stranger, you ask?  Well, it’s Maybelline “The Falsies” Volum’Express Mascara and it’s incredible stuff. While I wouldn’t go so far as to say that it looks like I’m wearing false eyelashes, my lashes are definitely long, thick and gorgeous without being clumpy or sticking together. The mascara itself doesn’t smell (yes, I’ve had issues with this before, Lash Stiletto) and is very easy to apply with the curved wand. A little Shu Uemura eyelash curler+the Falsies=huge, bright eyes. Save the money on those creepy lash extensions and shell out $7 for a tube of this magical mascara. It saddens me to be unfaithful but in this case I think this could be my next long lasting relationship.

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What’s uP: The pH is now on Twitter!

7 10 2010

I’m happy to report that the pH is officially on Twitter! If that’s your sort of thing, click the link below and follow my stream of consciousness @whatstheph on a daily basis.

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