Wrap Up: Week 1 of 30-Day Challenge

I am only one week deep into my 30-day YouTube challenge, where I will attempt to post one video per day starting July 1st, and I am proud of myself for posting 6 videos in the first 10 days of the month.  I am not sure how the rest of the month will fare since I am going on vacation for a week starting on July 25th to visit my family that lives near Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, where there are no words for how many years it takes to load a single web page.  My sister assures me that it is still possible to have decent internet access, since she does not intend to spend a day without connectivity, through some shady arrangement that involves bringing in a wire through our bedroom window.

Let’s save the worrying for later and let’s recap what I have posted so far:

Makeup Haul: MAC Bloggers’ Obsessions Collection

My purchases from the collection created by beauty blogging heavy hitters.

Shoe Haul: Waren by Steven

I have worn these twice and the verdict is that these were great for wearing to a BBQ but not so great for commuting.

Beauty Obsessions: Top 10 MAC Lipsticks

My most used lipsticks from their permanent range of colors.  Bonus: my favorite limited edition color is Brave New Bronze from the Style Warrior collection.  It is a rosy nude that does not wash me out when I am at my pasty best and also works when I am tan.

Nail Tutorial: Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips

The nail polish strips make DIY manicures more convenient since you need zero dry time.

Hair Tutorial: Dry Shampoo

I emptied half of the can of dry shampoo on my scalp to make sure I got my money’s worth, just in case the spray nozzle stopped working before the next use.

Seventeen Ultimate Guide to Style Inspired Hair Tutorial

Seventeen sent me their new Ultimate Guide to Style book for review and I was inspired to do my ode to Gwen Stefani hair style that I used to rock in high school.  I can’t do a Gwen look without the obligatory red lip so I wore on Stila’s Long Wear Liquid Lip Color in Fiery, which has been a hit in the video’s comments.

Coming up this week:

I have a makeup tutorial on deck featuring a Mineralize Eye Shadow from MAC’s Semi Precious collection and would also like to share the handful of items purchased from the launch.

-DRB

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