12.12.2011

Field Trip: Benefit Boutique

Yeah, I'm lame for not posting more frequently... but have mercy on me.  I have been recently diagnosed with pregnancy-induced carpal tunnel in my right hand.  Um, yeah, I'm right-handed... staring down a whole bunch of baby shower thank-yous and holiday cards to be written and sent... sometime soon?  Typing isn't very helpful to the situation, either.

It hurts so freaking bad.

But I'm going to share a little post about a fun ladies night a little over a week ago.  One of my really good friends (you know, Stephanie of Calamity Layne Vintage) works at the Benefit Boutique in Evanston.  A group of three of us decided to go visit her at her store and have a Beauty Bash!  During a Beauty Bash, you get to choose from a few different services (along with a makeup application - yayy!) and I chose the eyelash tint!

An eyelash tinting is relatively simple.  A vegetable dye is applied to your top and bottom lashes, and left on for about 15 minutes.  You have to keep your eyes closed.  That's the hardest part.  They put little sticky protective pads on your eyes to keep from staining your upper & lower lids.  But when it's all done and rinsed, you look like you have mascara on all the time because your eyelashes are dyed darker!  It stays for about 2-4 weeks, depending on what kind of eye makeup remover you use.

eye makeup
eyes closed

Okay, full disclosure: these are NOT photos from my eyelash tint, or the makeup application I received.  I actually completely flaked out and forgot (!!!) to take photos.  Boo to me.  These are actually older photos of me, from earlier in the year, but I was pretty proud of my eye makeup job that day, and it went along with the story, so... yeah.

I bought a few products at the end of the evening: my favorite item, called "Stay, Don't Stray;" an eyebrow pencil; and "Some Kind-a Gorgeous" foundation.

The store is super cute and the girls were really friendly.  I had to practice some extreme self-restraint in order not to buy a whole bunch more, but it's time to save up for Christmas gifts for everyone!

Coming soon to the Hell Razor blog: an awesome preview of our baby nursery!  We've been really busy getting everything set up, and I can't wait to show you all!  We'll see how my hand is feeling over the next few days though...

now playing:
Curl of the Burl - Mastodon
The Hunter


12.02.2011

A new idea...

ribbon proofs

My friend Stephanie over at Calamity Layne Vintage was brainstorming with me many many months ago and she mentioned getting some Hell Razor labels for the backs of my flowers and hair bows.  I loved the idea, but had neither the funds or idea where to go to get this done.

Recently, I decided to really take some time to search out a solution.  I discovered TwillTape.com and although the home page is somewhat unassuming, the prices are decent (order 10 yards or more for a discount!), and even better - the customer service has been great!  I emailed them a design (the top one) and they came back with a photo proof of the design within 24 hours.  Nice!

I really love the top design proof.  Unfortunately, it's almost 4 inches long!  Too big for my hair accessories.  So sadly, I redesigned the layout sans stars and the (unnecessary) "www" to give me a new, smaller label around 1.5 inches.  Perfect!

So, I'm placing an order, and very soon, all of your Hell Razor designs will have a very special identifying label on them!  Yayy!

now playing:
Hollow Ground - The Haunted
Made Me Do It
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