For Jen,

Because sometimes you have to play all four quarters…
So play hard without looking exhausted!

 
I don’t know how she does it!
Everyone has a friend who seems to be able to do it all! And most of the time they do it all and make it look easy, leaving the rest of us exhausted. That’s my office wife Jennifer. She is amazing. This woman works a demanding full time job, has a husband, a mortgage, a car,  a toddler, and a newborn baby. Somehow, she still always picks up the phone when I call to blab about my day (which 9 times out of 10 I have done 1/2 the amount she has) and has always seen the most recent US weekly to elicit stimulating conversation!
 
I do understand that many women have husbands, mortgages, cars, work, and two kids. However, I only hold my friends to the standards I hold myself. I would probably not still pick up the phone to listen to my non-married, childless friends every time they called…
 
More than that, Jen actually listens to me say “I’m tired” about 3000 times a day without complaining. A woman who gets up all through the night and goes to work the next morning, listens patiently while I say “I am tired.”
Which brings us to a recent conversation Jen and I had about the best under eye concealer!!!

How to cover up under eye darkness from exhaustion,
even when you don’t really have any reason to be tired in comparison!




Jen swears by a two in one process for concealer from Giorgio Armani
The first step is using the Master Corrector concealer. 
 This corrective concealer comes in four color-balancing shades designed to target specific complexion concerns. Exclusive micro-fil technology allows for targeted correction, visibly concealing imperfections while light-reflecting pearls impart a halo of light imparting a seamless, flawless facial canvas.Corrective concealer shades include:
1. pink: counteracts sallow, dull skin and effectively corrects yellow and olive pigmentation.
2. orange: targets olive or darker skin tones to conceal under-eye circles, freckles, dark spots and hyper-pigmentation.

The second step is using Maestro Eraser concealer.This is a new hybrid concealer category combining skincare and makeup, with an incomparably fine texture. A therapeutic and illuminating concealer that instantly brightens the eye area, gradually fades away the blue tone of dark circles, and moisturizes eyelids to enhance the eyes and radiance of the face. The eye area glows, and the complexion’s natural radiance is revived. 
According to the Armani website after two months, the results are unquestionable and dark circles are visibly reduced. They tested it out on 22 women with dark circles, with an average age of 32 years). 
Apply with fingertips. Gently massage eye area for enhanced performance.





Both steps aren’t necessary. However, combined it is the perfect way to cover up dark eyes.


If you are looking for a more natural remedy to beat under eye bags Beauty Bets suggests doing it at home with tea bags.
Step One –  Steep a couple caffeinated tea bags in boiling water. 
Step Two – Remove after a few minutes and chill in the fridge, ideally overnight. 
Step Three – Place tea bags over your bags for 10 minutes. 
The caffeine and tannins help the water retained in the thin under-eye tissue to drain.







And… you probably thought this was a post about the Super Bowl tomorrow.
The only thing I know about football is Gisele and Tom.







***beauty always comes from within, photos from here, GQ, Chanel  and  US weekly obviously.  xoxo, behind the mirror***

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