Being a mommy is a full-time job, isn’t it? We are running pretty much from the minute we get up each day till the kids hit bed. Don’t get me wrong, it’s fun and very rewarding, but we can sometimes get so caught up in our responsibilities that we fail to take a few minutes for just ourselves.
One of the ways I try to take a moment for myself is with a brief shower first thing in the morning, followed by a few beauty basics. Don’t you like starting out the day refreshed, clean, and with a little color?
Recently, my mascara called it quits. I had finally exhausted it’s usage and needed to replenish my supply. Having previously used Maybelline’s Colossal mascara, I thought perhaps it would be best to stick with the tried and true. What I found was a newly designed wand, one I am still trying to adapt to.
Maybelline’s Colossal Cat Eyes now comes with a curved brush on the end of the wand, something I usually try to avoid. Why? Well, straight brushes allow me to manipulate the wand in many directions for fuller coverage of my lashes. Curved brushes are a little limiting; you are forced to use them in a standard manner.
I also noted that while I purchased the “Glam Black” color, it really wasn’t as dark as I anticipated. I need to put on several coats before the color is as distinct as I would like. The color seems to be rather thin, but it does last all day and doesn’t come off on my face like others will on occasion.
Speaking of color… I decided that perhaps I ought to purchase a brown mascara in addition to the black; this would be for everyday use.
To this end, I purchased Maybelline’s Mega Plush mascara. If I thought the curved brush was a change, nothing had prepared me for this one. The ‘flexor brush’ is designed to resemble a ball and cup joint, which moves when pressure is applied to the tip of the brush itself. One would imagine this is to prevent too much pressure being applied to the eye and perhaps preventing too much mascara from being applied to the lashes. Frankly, I find this very frustrating. Instead of coloring my lashes, the brush simply pushes my lashes around.
As with the Colossal Cat Eyes, the Mega Plush takes several coats to cover my lashes to the extent I would like. The color is nice though and does a good job of giving me definition without looking overdressed.
I will say both of these mascaras leave my lashes feeling exceptionally soft! I can stroke them with my fingers and not feel the color at all. The mascara does not flake, nor leave rings under my eyes by the end of a warm day. In addition, they both seem to extend my lash length by a nice degree.
For now, I am still adjusting to these new wands and the fact that I need to apply a few more coats of color. However, I am pleased with the overall effect. It’s fun to have this one little thing which is just for me.
Time to Chime In: Do you have a favorite mascara? Share your favorites and why they are so spectacular!
As always… While fashion is fun, we should remember:
“Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.” – I Peter 3:3-4