Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Great Mascara Debate

Drugstore or Department store?

All mascara is made out of the same stuff, so there’s no need to spend big bucks on it.  Right?

I’ve been using my favorite drugstore mascara (Maybelline Colossal) for the past 6 months or so,


then, I ran out last week and I decided to go back to my fancy department store fav.

imageAnd I have to say, my tiny little lashes much prefer my YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils.  They need all the help they can get!  Isn’t it amazing how one little change to your makeup routine can just brighten up your whole complexion again?

My lashes look so much fuller and thicker, and supersized!  And I think I’m going to have to buy this one from now on. 

So if you’re on a tight budget, the Colossal is a great alternative.  And if your lashes need some serious help, go for the YSL.

What’s your favorite mascara?

Monday, September 20, 2010

House Update - September

I know, I know…there has been a serious lack of posting for the past month.  What can I say?  Us Craders are busy people!  Besides building a house, we had an unexpected vacation in Virginia, C had his 10 Year High School Reunion, and I was helping plan a wine tasting event in our downtown area.

Lots have things have been going on around the new house.  Cabinets have started showing up, the tile is almost done, doors are installed, etc.  Even though it should all be complete in two or three weeks, it still seems like moving day is so far, far away!

But here’s some progress photos for your viewing pleasure:

Kitchenphoto(10)photo (3) photo(6)

Refrigerator and Pantry cabinetphoto(9)

My vanity in Master Bathphoto(8)

C’s vanity in Master Bathphoto(12)

Mantle piece (not installed yet)photo(7) 

Upstairs Bathphoto (2) 

Basement Bathphoto (4) Here’s my question…should I leave this bathroom the yellow color? Or should I paint it the fun aqua color like the laundry room?

Basement Bar Area


So what do you think so far?!