Be the Cat's Meow

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OH, how bittersweet summer is. I live in the Sonoran Desert, which means 100+ temperatures all summer long, but it also means we experience a dry heat. I always seem to forget how lucky we are in that regard. The air is never too thick to breath and you aren’t drenched in sweat all the time. This summer I spent some time traveling around Missouri and also going up to Manhattan- now those places reminded me what a pain in the ass humidity is. It’s no fun to sweat your make-up off and just as bad to have frizz-ball hair 24/7.

Luckily, the brilliant folks at Urban Decay have created goodies to prevent summer make-up meltdowns. They are well worth the cost. De-Slick in a tube was always in my purse during my vacation adventures. It prolongs the life of foundations or powders when applied as a base & it can be used OVER make-up for touch-ups. I was wary it would leave some obscene creamy stain on my face, but it blended right in and viola, no more shine!

I also love, love UD’s All Nighter Longer Lasting Make-Up Setting Spray. I sadly have not been able to stay up long enough to put it to the 14 hour test, but I can vouch for a 12 hour life span. It really does keep your make-up put & skin looking matte even after a long night of dancing. The trick is spray an “x” (one slash at a time)  across your face from about 8-10 inches away and then step into the mist. Obviously, best to keep your eyes closed.

Want cheaper alternatives? As a teenager I learned you can use a non-aerosol hairspray as a make-up setter- not the best thing for your skin, but if you have healthy skin & need a one time setter it will get the job done. Just be sure to wash your face after. Blotting papersI stick with Clean & Clear papers- they are cheap and act like an oil sponge. also work wonders. I try to have a pack on me all the time. They come in all sizes & brands, running from $2.50 (available at drugstores in skincare) up to $30 for designer brands like Papier Poudre.

Ladies, don’t sweat over summer or at least make people believe that you don’t!

Hello lovelies!

This blog is intended to help bring a slice of fabulosity into your life. I will share life lessons, thought provoking art, make-up tips, new music or anything else I feel is the cat’s meow or more importantly that which will make YOU the cat’s meow. Girls just want to have fun, so why not share the fun and the love with the world?

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  • matt: Be the right person, instead of looking for the right person.


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