Maskcara IIID Foundation Review

Happy Memorial Day! I hope your day consists of some outdoor summer fun! But I hope you also take time to reflect on the sacrifices that have been made for us by our military.

I’m so thankful for the men and women who have fought and died for our freedoms. They are heroes!

This is one of those long overdue posts. Several months ago, I purchased the IIID foundation from Maskcara. Many of you asked for my opinion.

Maskcara IIID Foundation Review

The IIID foundation comes with the contouring foundation and highlighting concealer duo.

Maskcara IIID Foundation Review

I put off reviewing it, because when I ordered the foundation, I ordered the medium shade and it’s too light for my complexion. Most people need the medium shade but my olive skin needs the dark.

So….I was going to order the dark but Cara is making changes to the foundation. She’s adding more colors and changing the consistency.

It should be out in a few months, so I’m going to wait and try the new line.

For me, the foundation was too light so it’s hard for me to say if I like it, or I don’t like it. I loved the feel of the foundation.

I also love the concealer and use it now to highlight with but it doesn’t cover my dark circles enough to use under my eyes.

Here are some things I will say, Cara is one of the sweetest bloggers out there and I love following her. She’s also one of the best makeup artists I’ve ever seen.

She knows what she’s doing! The IIID foundation is not for everyone but I have no doubt it’s a great product.

When the new product is tweaked and is ready for purchase I’m going to give it another try. Hopefully, I can get the right shade and show you how it looks.

I’ve recently switched my foundation and I’ll share with you what I’m using tomorrow!

Have any of you tried the IIID foundation? What were your thoughts?

Beauty For the Heart~~Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Memorial day

Have a blessed Memorial Day!

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6 Eyeliner Tips For Women Over 40

Eyeliner gets a little tricky as we age. I think we need it but how much do we need? And what color?

6 Eyeliner Tips For Women Over 40

Here are some eyeliner tips for women over 40:

  • Don’t skip eyeliner altogether—it’s a great way to make your eyes look more open and pop.
  • Choose brown or gray over black eyeliner. Black can be harsh and we are trying to soften our look.
  • Start at the outer corner of the eye and draw inward.
  • Keep the eyeliner thin and as close to your lash line as possible.
  • Line the lower lash line if you want to, but don’t rim the inside of your lower lash line.

Remember we want to define the eyes with softness and blending, not strict lines.

A thick liner (on the upper or lower lash line) can actually accentuate the areas that we don’t want to accentuate. It can make us look older.

Right now I’m using Almay eyeliner in black/brown. It definitely looks more brown than black.

What eyeliner are you using? Do you have any other tips?

Beauty For the Heart~~I love this prayer…..Dear God, I’m trusting you. I know you heard my prayer, your time, not mine. Amen.

He hears ladies, let’s just trust in His timing!

Have a blessed day!

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My February Birchbox

My February Birchbox

Hi ladies! I’m sharing my February Birchbox today. This month was one of my favorite boxes! In case you’re wondering, everyone does not receive the same thing in their boxes.

Birchbox sent out over sixty different products during the month of February. I love that these products are geared toward my age.

These are products I would love to try but couldn’t afford to buy each one. I can sample them and if I like a product, I can purchase it from Birchbox. If you purchase any of these during the month of February, the shipping is free!

My February Birchbox

 Heres’s what I received in my Birchbox~~

1. Bain de Terre passion flower Color Preserving Shampoo & Conditioner-How did they know I colored my hair! :-)

My February Birchbox

2. Miracle Skin Transformer-I’ve used this with my concealer and I like it.

My February Birchbox

3. Previse HydroMilk-This is full of antioxidants but zero parabens or synthetics. I’ll be giving this a try!

My February Birchbox

4. StriVectin Advance Retinal Eye Treatment-I love StriVectin products and if this stuff works, I’ll be ordering the full size.

My February Birchbox

If you would like to know more about Birchbox, you can go here, if you would like to sign up you can go here.

Any questions? Ask away!

Have a blessed Saturday!

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My January Birchbox

Hey ladies! It’s Saturday and it’s catch up day for me! I haven’t shared my Birchbox with you in a while so I thought I’d share my January box with you today.


If you don’t know what Birchbox is all about, you can go here.

This month was a good box! Heres’s what I received:

1. Fruit Pigmented Mascara-I can’t wait to try this! It thickens and lengthens.

My January Birchbox

2. Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk-I’m going to try this today. I haven’t been a big fan of dry shampoo but I’m always willing to try a new product.

My January Birchbox

3. RESIST C15 Super Booster-This is supposed to help fade brown spots. I will be trying this!

My January Birchbox

4. Three wishes Body Butter-I’m always looking for a good lotion. We talked about this on my facebook page the other day.

My January Birchbox

Bonus product: Ahmed Tea London-this is going to be perfect for these cold winter days!

My January Birchbox

 Have you tried Birchbox? What are your thoughts?

Have a blessed day!

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My Everyday Makeup Routine

My Everyday Makeup Routine

I always get emails about makeup, what are you using, what’s your favorite brand, etc. I have to admit, I love change when it comes to makeup.

When I was younger I would stick to a certain brand like Clinique or Bobbi Brown and use all of their products. As I’ve gotten older I’ve realized I can mix and match and use my favorite products from different brands.

Here is my everyday makeup routine right now.

I’m a huge fan of primers. Primers prep the skin prior to foundation and eyeshadow application. I use Cover Fx anti-aging face primer and Cover Fx anti-aging eye primer. I love that they both have anti-aging ingredients in them!

Next, I use Cover Fx natural finish oil free foundation ( I use the color P 50). It’s a water based liquid foundation that provides hydrating, flexible sheer-to-full coverage for the face.

I use Cover Fx matte setting powder to set my foundation and minimize shine.

For concealers, I start with Benefit’s lemon aid corrector. I use it on my lid and under my eye to cover up my dark circles. I follow that with NARS radiant creamy concealer. I use the color custard.

For my eyebrows, I will use different brown eyeshadows to fill them in. I’ve talked about the importance of filling in your eyebrows. You don’t want to draw a line. Right now I’m using Mac eyeshadow to fill in my eyebrows. The color is Brun.

Now for my eyes, I play with different eye shadows and right now I’m using the Urban Decay Naked Palette. It has a variety of neutral shades.

For my eyeliner I use Urban Decay 24/7 glide-on eye pencil. The color I use is demolition. I play with a lot of different mascaras and right now I’m using L’Oreal Double Extend.

For a hint of color on my cheeks I’m using Cover Fx Golden Peach bronzer. This gives me a hint of color without over doing it. They aren’t selling this anymore so when I’m out, I’ll have to find something different.

Lips, I try different lip colors all the time. I like a hint of gloss so right now I’m using L’Oreal Colour Riche LeGloss Lip Gloss, Nude Touch.

My Everyday Makeup Routine

I’ve been trying to save money and do my own nails. The nail polish I’m loving right now is Essie Nail Color – Mochachino 781. It has a hint of sparkle and it’s a great winter color.

Well, there you go! That’s what I’m using right now. Have you tried any of these products? Do you like to try different brands or do you stick with one?

Beauty For the Heart~~“The longer we live in him, the greater he becomes in us. It’s not that he changes but that we do; we see more of him. We see dimensions, aspects, and characteristics we never saw before, increasing and astonishing increments of his purity, power, and uniqueness.” ~ Max Lucado

Have a blessed day!

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How To Apply False Eyelashes


There are a lot of things that change after turning 40. One of the things that surprised me was my eyelashes became thinner, shorter and lighter.

Most days I use mascara and an eyelash curler to add shape, length and volume. But sometimes if I’m going somewhere special I enhance my eyelashes a little more with false eyelashes.

False eyelashes have come a long way! They look more natural than ever and are easy to apply!

Here’s how to apply false eyelashes so they look as natural as possible.

You’ll need false eyelashes (duh), a Q-tip (or a toothpick), tweezers, and glue. I use the Ardell brand and I’ve used several different ones. Today I’m using the #105 Glamour length. If you want something a little less subtle try #110 or the demi whispies.

false eyelashes

First I put my eyeliner on my eyes and one coat of mascara to my natural eyelashes. Then I remove the false eyelashes with a tweezer. Be careful not to pull any lashes out.

How To Apply False Eyelashes

Next I put a drop of glue on a piece of paper. You only need a small amount, I always squirt too much out!

How To Apply False Eyelashes

I use a Q-tip to apply the glue to the lash line on the false lashes. I always try to add extra to the ends. I want to make sure they don’t come loose. :-)

How To Apply False Eyelashes

After you have placed the glue on the false eyelashes, let the glue dry for about 30 seconds (it’s best not to blow on them.) Then carefully apply on the lid as close to the roots of your natural lash line as possible.

I apply them from the outer corner of my eye inward, pressing lightly. The white glue dries clear, so don’t freak out if you see glue, it will disappear.

Once the false eyelashes are applied, let them dry for a couple minutes and then add mascara to blend them in with your real ones.

This is a picture I took a several months ago without false eyelashes.

How To Apply False Eyelashes

This is a picture I took with my false eyelashes. They definitely help to make my eyes pop!

How To Apply False Eyelashes

Practice makes perfect, so try them a couple of times and you’ll get the hang of it. You can also re-use them a few times by cleaning them with makeup remover.

Have you ever tried false eyelashes?

Beauty For the Heart~~Prayer is not about getting my will done in heaven. Prayer is about getting God’s will done on earth!

Have a blessed day!

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