Can't teach a "mom" old tricks!


I am a "sucker" for a new product especially when it comes to lotions and makeup. I have been wearing MAC makeup since high school. I use to work at a diamond store and I would literally spend almost my entire check on one visit to the MAC counter...all the time. Well, now at age 36, I still wear MAC makeup.

But what is totally crazy is in between all these years..I will try clinque...some makeup at Sephora b/c the packaging was fun. Even this past year, I went on "spree" with Bare Escentuals. I sat in that store for almost two hours...I came out of that store with everything from lotion, concealer, 5 different powders, lipsticks and a cosmetic bag to "boot".

Well, two months later...what is Sandy Toes putting on her face? Yep, MAC makeup again..why don't I learn! You can't teach an old "mom" new tricks. Now I was in Sephora last week and I found this(I used something similar in the past)...

It's pure "bliss"...you put it under your eyes and on your lids...it brightens..it hides...and makes you look Bushy and Bright eyed! I love it!


What types of things do you try but ALWAYS seem to go back to the "old thing"?


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45 comments:

wife.mom.nurse said...

On my way to Sephora! I need a lot of "Bliss". Let's see, I love my clinique eye makeup remover.

::Jan:: said...

I need this. With a wedding coming up. I need a mac attack badly.

Jessica said...

I do the same thing with makeup...I always go back to MAC!!!!

Liz said...

I tend to stick to things that I like. I have never tried MAC. Glad that you found something you like. :o)

April said...

I have never tried MAC makeup...I've always used Elizabeth Arden. I might just give it a go! And I'm for anything that's NOT going to make me look like I haven't slept a wink in 30 days! Look out Sephora...here I come!

Mama Wheaton said...

Good morning for SITS. I have just about every line of morning facial routine stuff. The problem is I don't have a routine so they just sit under the counter.

duchess said...

Oh, I could definitely use this.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Funny. I have never used Mac. I have switched around as my skin has changed. the only thing that I have been consistent with is my mascara. I love almay black mascara. It is cheap and it works great.

jennykate77 said...

I'm a makeup junkie. I've never tried MAC, but heard good things about it. I was always a Clinique girl, until I found Bare Minerals. Now I've been using that for the last few years. I'll have the give the LemonAid a try...I love Sephora...it's a makeup junkie's "happy place"!

Kim... and Her Coffee said...

After a week with my sick kiddo, I need this NOW! :)

For years I was a die hard Clinique gal. Then we moved from Cincy to ATL and the humidity sent me to Bare Minerals.

Now back in Cincy, I'm still using it.... but, I keep hearing the buzz of MAC and might just go try it out!

Jboo said...

Definitely need that bliss!! Thanks for the tip!

Janet

Montee said...

A friend of mine works for Chanel. She gave me a bag full of products. The products ranged from makeup to skincare. I really like their eye makeup. The skin products are nice too but when those runout, I will go back to my Olay Reginerist. I was a Clinique girl forever but now I try different things. I like Benefit blush. I also like Philosophy products but they don't always fit in my budget. I usually will buy their Pure Grace lotion because it smells heavenly.

Love Sephora! I will definitely try that LemonAid.

theArthurClan said...

I do the same thing and then end up giving all the new stuff to my daughter for her to play dress up with! You'd think I would learn...

LuLu & Co. said...

I like MAC too i have quite a few shadows!!! My absolute favorite thing from MAC is SPICE lip liner... i panick when it gets low... goes with asbolutely every lipstick! But I am a lipstick fan and buy others but always go back to Laura Mercie or Nars... Love their colors and they stay on!
LuLu

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I love any make-up.
Clinique, MAc, and Channel are my top favs. Right now, I've been on a Channel kick-they have a whole kit that fits in your purse that covers all the bases except mascara. I love it.
One thing I always use though is the Clinique moisturizer-that is a staple, as far as I am concerned!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Drugstore cosmetics. I can buy all the expensive stuff on earth, and I end up at the counter at Walgreen's or Publix with makeup in my basket! My husband read something once about makeup, and it said that in some test, the drugstore variety actually outdid some of the more expensive ones. He doesn't fuss about how much I spend, so he wasn't telling me this so I wouldn't buy fancier products. He just found it fascinating. I like the tried and true, and I found a website that told which products were less toxic. That interests me a lot, too!

XO,

Sheila... who has always wanted to try MAC and for some reason hasn't but might now! ;-)

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jenjen said...

I am going to try some of that bliss. Thanks for the tip!

I love Neutrogena's moisturizer with sunblock. Other than that, I love to experiment and try new brands!

Have a great day!

Jen

Lindsey said...

I might need to get these products!!

Anna K. said...

I tend to stick with the same color families with my eye shadows and lip colors.

Bliss, huh? Sounds like a miracle worker! I'll need some of that when the new baby comes in a couple months...

Darlene said...

I tend to experiment with lipstick but always go back to my Estee Lauder color I LOVE!

squawmama said...

I use the same product all the time... It is a mix match of different brands but I stick pretty much with my favorites... Now what I hate is when they stop making my favorite products... I am now in the process of looking for a GREAT cream blush... any suggestions??? Great post

HUGS,
Donna

Anonymous said...

I always go back to black eyelash goop its great on your hair????????????????

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

That Bliss looks fantastic...I might need to try that out:)

I am all over the board with my makeup, but the one thing I cannot give up or stray away from is my Clinique 3 step cleansing products.....I have strayed and always come back. For some reason, my face responds very well to them!!

Lisa

Valarie Lea said...

I need this! :)

Our Complete Family said...

I always come back to MAC 'Pro Lash' mascara. Love that stuff! And another must have for me is laura mercier tinted moistruizer. Gotta love that stuff! Hmmm, next time I'm in Sephora to buy the moisturizer I will have to check out the stuff you're in love with now! Sounds terrific!

Julie said...

wow, I will have to check it out. I love makeup, but my husband loves it when I don't wear any make up, so I only wear it for girls night out... but I like it!

Tiffany said...

My daughter has a thing for make up. That lemonaide looks like something I could use though.

michelle said...

hey there just stopping by from SITS....lovin the make-up post....funny I just did a post on an awesome mascara I got a Sephora!!

m:)

Naomi said...

I want something that makes me look bright-eyed!!! I'll have to get back in the swing of shopping for beauty products - have been out of the loop for years, it feels. I have used a Maybeline foundation since he year dot, and just grab it off the Supermarket shelf when I've squeezed the last drop out of the old tube... What I can't do without is my Clarin's Beauty Flash Balm - there's nothing like it!

Joanna said...

Never tried MAC, I did however try the Bare Minerals...I didn't care for it too much...I didn't see what all the hype was about. I love Clinque!

Elyse said...

hello sandytoes,

so funny. when i worked full time i was so into mac and origins and stila. now that i am mostly stay-at-home it's more like cvs but i had a sephora gift card and recently got the most bang for the buck buying from the sephora brand.

fun!

nikkicrumpet said...

OH great...you know you can't show me makeup and expect me to not run out and try it. Crap I hope it's not too expensive lol

Runner Mom said...

Stick with what works! I love my Mary Kay eye make-up remover and purple hydration stuff in a jar! Awesome!
Hugs,
Susan

Cherry's Jubilee said...

WEll I have to say I love BE....I have not used liquid in several years. I NEED That Lemonaid stuff....it REALLY works? I am 35...and do not sleep well and I need something like that. cherry

edie said...

Sandy,
I am a complete die hard MAC girl. I love the stuff. All of it. It's the best.

Smelling Coffee said...

I'm a Mary Kay girl, myself. I've been wearing it since 1995 and always go back to it even after I've bought the Clinique and Este'Lauder "gift with purchase". Never worn MAC. But the "Bliss" sounds awesome.

Jen r. said...

I love MAC too.. I am going to have to try that bliss... these darn kids keep giving me circles! I could use some brightening!

Jennifer said...

I will be trying that. I am a MAC fan too, but one thing I love is Clinique eyeliner. I always come back to it.

AndreaLeigh said...

i love mac! great stuff, but I can't wear their foundations for some reason. I keep getting sucked back in to BE. I tried other brands, but I always come back to BE.

Heather said...

I alos like Mac - and I just recently becme addicted to Lancolme booster and mascara - it seriously makes your lashed look longer! I love it!

Ms. Tee said...

I've never tried Mac, but I might have to try that eye brightener for sure. :) happy v-day!

the undomesticated wife said...

I've been a MAC user for years and years. Love their Studio Fix and lipsticks! However, the last year or so, I've been using BE for my foundation on the advise of a friend. I'm not sure I like it better than my MAC Studio Fix. They put out some great products!

Kim said...

I am a sucker for any type of make-up or perfume & lotion. I'll try about anything, but find I always go back to Philosophy.

E said...

Well, I tried to go much blonder today and even though I told them a really light shade, when all was said and done, its not that different than my old color. TICKS ME OFF! WHY can't I ever go drastic? UGggh.