Friday, November 16, 2012

maybe i'm born with it

Or maybe I have the beautiful, arse-kickin babe Eden to thank for a recent overhaul in the mug department.

I was deliciously excited to win a prize of Maybelline New York goodies from her blog, Edenland. An hilarious email conversation with Georgia the (no doubt) stunningly beautiful Maybelline rep, in which I admitted my total lack of makeup savvy ensued, and she supported my need to wear EVERYTHING in the event that I do go out. Red lipstick and heavy eyes? Sure! The lovely postie brought a box to my door not long after, and I opened it, right there in my trackies amongst the toddler debris of discarded duplo and mushed milk arrowroot biscuits. All I could see was the glamour. The GLAMOUR!

Realising I had NO IDEA how to use 90% of this amazing gift, I followed Georgia's advice and hopped online. I watched this tutorial about the Fit Me foundation, and learned heaps. I had a try in my toothpaste-splattered bathroom mirror, thinking of words like 'dewy', 'youthful' and 'even'. I must say the before-and-after is quite remarkable.
Before: patchy skin tone, dark circles under the eyes, deep canyons of wrinkles, and there may be a little fuzz on my upper lip- best book a trip to the salon, pet!
After: I like my smile wrinkles in this photo. It reminds me of my mum. Doing OK for a bloody exhausted mum-of-three, I think.
I used
FitMe foundation in 130 (I even used a brush, like a pro)
all c/o Eden and Maybelline New York. Thank you a million eyebags.


Now, if the sight of my lady-mo leaves you feeling a little uncomfortable, I want you to go and follow Eden's journey through India, for World Vision. She is bearing witness, sucking in the sights and smells, staining her heart and her soul, so that we can all learn, and feel. Go and read, and feel really uncomfortable. In the best way of all.


  1. Looking gorgeous, Sarah! What a great prize! xx

  2. What a great prize, and a beautiful picture too! I have a question, whats the mascara like after a day? I find by the end of the day my mascara is smudged and I have black eyes, not a good look!

  3. What a great prize pack lucky lady!

    PS: I would like to invite you to enter the inHomewares giveaway at my blog. Enter for your chance to win $50 voucher!

  4. You look gorgeous, and that is a great photo especially if it is a selfie! i have the exact same smiles lines and feel very positively about them. Not quite so enamoured with my cross mama cranky brow furrow but do find it useful when I need to be taken seriously. enjoy this gorgeous prize and loved your before shots too. mel x ps can i ask how you have managed to get such large photos on your blog?

  5. Yay - a treasure chest of a prize.
    Gorgeous pic.
    :-) x

  6. Oh I love the lip colour!! Yay for prizes and freebies! Have been following Eden's India journey. I agree - it does make you feel uncomfortable, in a good wake-up this is happening in your world kind of way. Thank you for your comment on my blog too Sarah, you made me smile xx

  7. You look beautiful!
    So fresh...I think I need some of that under eye concealer!

  8. Oh my lord you are SO FABULOUS AND GORGEOUS!!!

    I love your mo and I love you XXXX



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