In My Makeup Bag: Dark Reds and New Sunglasses

I bought was forced to buy a new computer on Saturday. I’ve been using a tiny Toshiba netbook for the past 3 years and it’s behaved admirably until the last year or so. It became so slow that it was actually beginning to interfere with how quickly I could finish my work. (Curse you Flash-heavy web sites!) 
So while I’m stuck in file-moving Purgatory, I thought I’d put up a fun post for today. Fun if you like makeup and sunglasses, that is.

First up is the stuff I bought for my flapper-girl costume. Because I am a dork, I watched videos on how to do a historically accurate 1920s look, and picked up the few things I didn’t have. I bought e.l.f. primer and concealer, Wet ‘n Wild lipstick in Cherry Bomb, and a L’Oreal eyebrow pencil. 

The primer is…interesting. It’s thick, clear goo. It did help to smooth out mah face before I put foundation on, and I think it helped keep everything in place throughout the day as well. The eyebrow pencil is nifty, it’s double-ended. One end is the pencil, and the other is wax. That wax is amazing, it keeps the color from budging. As a chronic face-rubber, this was kind of exciting for me.
I’m not crazy about the concealer. I can’t seem to find one that’s pale enough for me. The hunt continues. The lipstick was super cheap, and is okay. It tends to settle into the lines of the lips, so again, not crazy about it. But for the price I paid for it, eh, I can’t complain. 

My other newest addition (not makeup, but hey, I’m the one driving this train) is a pair of sunglasses! I was contacted by Firmoo, an online optical store, awhile ago and they very kindly offered me a pair of glasses. Even though my eyeglass prescription is out-of-date (bugger) I did accept the offer because of the CUTE sunglasses they have.

This is the pair I ordered.   

Now here’s what impressed me – they show you pictures of (real) people wearing the glasses so you can see what they actually look like in real life, or you can create an account with them and upload a photo of yourself. 

They also give you the option of making them prescription or non-prescription, and you can choose what color tint you would like and how heavily you want them tinted. 

Firmoo is based in China, but I still received my glasses in under 2 weeks. When they arrived, I was pleased to see they sent a hard case, soft case, screwdriver, and cleaning cloth. 

(Ignore my frighteningly pale legs. Yowza.)
Firmoo also offers your first pair of glasses for free – my frugal heart jumps for joy at that. If you’re in the market for new glasses, check ’em out!
See you later!
Disclosure: I received this product for free to review on this blog, but all opinions expressed are my own.