Sunday, November 30, 2008

Simple Gifts

I did this look for Thanksgiving, and kept it simple because the things that I am truly thankful for are the simple things that I have been blessed with. My family, children, friends and the ladies that I have gotten to know and love through my makeup addition. I am truly thankful for each and every one of those things ... and each one of you.

Tis a gift to be simple, Tis a gift to be free
Tis a gift to come down where we ought to be
And when we find ourselves in the place just right
Twill be in the valley of love and delight
When true simplicity is gained
To bow and to bend we shant be ashamed
To turn, turn twill be our delight
Till by turning and turning we come round right


basic face routine
Joyous Jennifer blush; used Tapered Blush brush

MAC paint pot in Bare Study on browbone and around entire eye area; used MAC 152 shadow brush
MAC paint pot in Girl Friendly in crease and along lower lashline; used MAC 217 shadow brush
MAC paint pot in Girl Friendly on entire lid; used small shadow brush from brush set
MAC fluidline in Blacktrack lining upper lashline only; used MAC 209 liner brush
Lancome Oscillation mascara in Black Noir

Makeup for Ever lip liner in nude
MAC amplified creme lipstick in Profusion

Questions? Comments? Please feel free to post ... and thanks for looking!


  1. This is a very pretty, simple look. How do you like Make Up Forever's Lip Liners? I need to replace some of the current lip liners I have due to age.

  2. Very pretty and I love the soft subtle pink/almost lavendar look to it (to my eye, anyway!!).
    Gorgeous, girl!!

  3. pretty!! I'm glad you gave p/p another chance..I should start to stalk for some girl friendly and perky..

  4. I have to pull out Joyous Jennifer and give it another go. It is a great color on you.
    I like the poem. Did you write it?

  5. Lovely and elegant. I really enjoyed the poem too. Thank you for sharing!

  6. I guess I should have added where the lyrics came from. They are from an OLD Shaker folk song written in the 1700s called "Simple Gifts" ... I teach the song to my 4th and 5th graders in the Spring using handbells.

    Thanks for all the great comments everyone ... and keep em coming!


Please be nice (that doesn't mean you have to like the look ... just be nice about not liking it!) ... no one likes a troll ;)