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Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes Review + Giveaway (CLOSED)

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The other day I talked about my love-hate relationship with fiber lashes for the first time. Today, let me show you the best brand I’ve used as far as fiber lashes go: Younique. I am not a seller or a distributor. Let’s get that straight. You will see so many reps (called “presenters”) out there hard selling this stuff. I am not getting commission for sales made through my blog, either. I am reviewing a product I received that genuinely blew me away! I’ve been using this product every day, and it’s now a must-have in my purse.

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Nailin’ It (Awesome Spring Nail Art Ideas)

 

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You know what’s kind of cool? When you get fascinated by something you don’t usually get fascinated with. It must be that cool. Perhaps it’s some geeky gadget or a video game if you’re a girly girl or amazing looking pumps if you’re somewhat of a tomboy. For me right now, it’s nails.

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Brunette Beauty: The High Cheekbones of Your Highness Suzanne Lloyd

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Law of the Plainsman (1962)

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Twilight Zone as Maya the Cat Girl (1959)

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Twilight Zone – Ms. Thomas (1959)

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Bat Masterson –  Season 2 Ep 24 “Three Bullets for Bat” as Linda (1960)

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Bat Masterson –  Season 2 Ep 24 “Three Bullets for Bat” as Linda (1960)

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The Saint (1962-1969)

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The Saint (1962-1969)

I first fell in love with Suzanne Lloyd’s face (particularly, her cheekbones) on season 1 episode 9 of the Twilight Zone called “Perchance to Dream.” Although her outfit was rather skimpy in that episode (she was playing the antagonist afterall), her face and acting were enough to capture hearts.

You won’t see too much of Suzanne on the Web though sadly, but you should be able to retrace her movie and TV appearances (mostly TV) from her full filmography on trusty IMDB. She played SEVERAL characters on The Saint, a TV show that ran from ’64 to ’69. She appeared in TV shows like The Avengers in ’65, Zorro from ’58-’61, and Bonanza in ’61.

I seriously think that women in the 40s/50s generally looked better than Hollywood actresses today because the food was better then. It was more organic and less commercialized. The women appeared to be healthier too, but of course a lot of it has to do with the changing perception of beauty as well.

Although I have high cheekbones myself, mine aren’t close to the likes of Suzanne Lloyd’s. However I’m sure with the right contour makeup and technique, you can achieve something like this! I’m a newbie with contouring, but I am having a lot of fun experimenting with highlights and shadows to achieve a chiseled feminine face like this lady!

Woman of a Thousand Faces

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Fifties actress Eleanor Parker, most known for her role in The Sound of Music as the baroness, was praised for her on-screen versatility and was rightfully dubbed “Woman of a Thousand Faces” by her biographer Doug McClelland. Look through the photos of her in each of these collages… amazing!

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Circassian Black Hair

After more than half a year being “blue”, I got bored with my hair. I changed it to a color that appeared like my natural color. I have naturally brown hair, but I like the way how jet black is so shiny! Bleaching really did kill my hair so bad, so this was definitely a nice change. I used two boxes of black hair dye, and I STILL have streaks of blue in some parts of my hair. I have been asked if dressing up with blue hair was difficult, and I have to admit it was at first. Without thinking, I would pull out blue items from my closet more than usual and put them on (like in this last outfit post, for instance). My mother-in-law would say for the nth time, “Your hair matches your shirt!” How come nobody ever says that for black, red, blonde, or brown hair?

 

How fortunate that the only ad I found for Circassian hair dye was an ad from Baltimore, which is where I live. Supposedly in the 1800s there were a variety of products inspired by the beauty of Circassian women. One of them is dark hair dye (dark brown or black) which was very popular at the time. Circassia now occupies mostly the modern day Russian Federation. Circassian women were thought to be the epitome of beauty, but they were also enslaved sexually. It must be so nice to be that beautiful that the whole world looks up to you, but at the same time, it is also miserable that you do not even own yourself. That is what tends to happen when women put out too much of their bodies and make it their identity. There is an illusion of power that they hold, but they really are nothing else but a fleeting image. If you want to learn more about Circassian women, you can always look the topic up on my trusty Wiki.