As most of you are aware, I'm supposed to be on a "no buy, use my stash" mode. I originally wasn't impressed by the pictures that I saw of the MAC Semi Precious collection. That is until I saw Feeling Flush Mineralize Blush. I thought that it was so pretty that I had to have it. I also ended up buying two brushes from the collection, #234, which is a split fibre blending brush and #128 which is a split fibre cheek brush.
According to the MAC website, the #234 is "Specifically designed to deliver two unique results for eyes; the natural goat hair in this split fibre picks up & applies powders & pigments, while the synthetic fibres blend colour for professional quality results" and the 128 is "Designed for exceptional Blush application, this split fibre brush delivers a soft, diffused look with its unique combination of natural & synthetic fibers." I thought that I'd use the cheek brush to lightly appy highlights to my cheekbones. The 234 hasn't worked out as I'd like but sometimes it takes me a while to get used to a new brush. We'll see what happens. I'll probably be using these as part of my Brush of the Month collection but we shall see. (That reminds me, I still have to do my June Brush of the Month post.)
Feeling Flush is a sweet pink color, which I'm really loving. I forgot just how pigmented the mineralize powders can be so my first application was a bit of a disaster as I ended up looking like I had clown cheeks. The next time I applied it, I used a much lighter application and it was perfect. I used the 187 duo fibre brush to apply the blush.
I paired it with Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Aventure and I think that the combination matched very well.
On Friday, I finally went to get my hair cut. I was thinking of going with a "boy" cut (think Emma Watson) but my hairstylist nearly had a heart attack. I told her that isn't it usual that for older women, shorter hair is better but she didn't like it for me. I then showed her a picture of a shoulder length cut and she really liked it and said that it would match me well.
This is probably the longest that I have ever had my hair. I had grown up with short hair. For some reason, all the hairstylists liked to cut my hair really short which, at that time, I hated because it made me look like a pixie. That's why it was all the more surprising that I thought about doing a boy cut. Unfortunately with my hair being this long, it had gotten brittle, dry and had major heat styling damage. I also have fine hair so the longer it gets, the thinner and stringier it looks.
With this shorter cut, my hair looks fuller and heathier. I think that it probably makes me look older but the first thing that my husband said is that I look younger. Other people have said it as well. I saw Mai yesterday and she really likes my new hairstyle too.
I really was apprehensive as I liked having it long because I felt that it made me look younger. I'm glad that I finally made the decision to cut my hair shorter.