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Meg here! I LOVE LOVE when one of you brilliant ladies send me awesome ideas for Megsmakeup!
Holly O’Neil sent me a great idea that’s not only fun but also lets us get to see what is REALLY making it into your cosmetics bags. I want to feature a new Meghead everyday and in return for divulging your secret stash-we’re going to send you an item to add to it! So thank-you Holly! You get the first gift! Please send your answers and a picture of yourself to and we will pick a new lady to feature everyday! Thanks so much Holly! What a cool idea!

hollyName: Holly O’Neil


Vocation: Sales Representative for a textbook company

What is in your purse?
  I was shocked that I had so many cosmetics in my purse. Here is an honest inventory of what I have right now.  Light Pur minerals 4 in 1 pressed powder, Sandy-Buxom Lips, Ultra Glide by Urban Decay, LipPlumper by Victoria Secret, Carefree Pink Lipstick by Christian Dior, Eye Magnifer Mascara by Rimmel.  

Guilty Pleasure:
  I secretly watch TV Shows like Project Runway, Flipping Out and Desperate Housewives. I  never will admit it to my more intellectual colleagues.  (I work with a lot of good old boys.)  I love the show Biggest Loser and Dermalogica Spa Treatments at ULTA.

Skin color, type and any special skin concerns:
I have fair sensitive/combination skin.  I am always on the quest to look flawless but, never seem to achieve my goal. I try to combat redness in my face everyday.

Beauty inspiration: 
Anyone who is well put together.  Lets face it well put together equates with effort.  Some days require more effort than others.
I want to grow old gracefully while fighting the aging process every single step of the way.

Top 3 skincare products:
1.Dermalogica Microfoliant—  I love this stuff.  It is the closest thing I have found to a silver bullet. I have been using this for more than 30 days and it has radically changed the appearance of my skin.  This is gentle enough to use every day.  (I have even used it 2x a day when my skin is acting up.)  It has kept my skin clear and looking bright.
2.Kumaara Night Crème–  There is something about this stuff that makes my sensitive skin say AAAHHH!
3.Under Eye Rescue by Kinerase– I do not always sleep well.  This helps my eyes look less tired, puffy and decreases dark circles.

Top 3 tools of the trade:

1.Kabuki Brush– I cannot apply my foundation without this.
2.In styler- flat iron/curler–  Yes. You have seen it advertised on TV and even Ads here on Megs Makeup. Don’t laugh.  I love this thing.  I got it as a gift thought I would hate it.  It works great on my thick hair and is easy to use.  I have not even plugged in my expensive Paul Mitchell straightener since I got it.
3.Eye shadow brush from Christian Dior- I once got a eye brush in a gift with purchase.  This was no ordinary brush.  It was shaped like an arrow.  It is my all time favorite brush. It makes application easy! ( Someone please make another one . . . mine is getting old and very tired.)

Best beauty secret/tip:
  If you have thick hair, blow dry by bending at the waist.  This will help your roots dry first.  It makes a huge difference when you are trying to style it..

Three current beauty products you’d like to buy:  
1.I am on the hunt for a wonderful mineral makeup that does not clog my skin and is not drying while it covers redness and makes me flawless.

2.I am still looking for that perfect moisturizer that has SPF, does not make me breakout and has the perfect amount of moisturizer.  Most are either too heavy or two light.

3.More products that are natural/ green that are accessible at reasonable price point.

THANKS FOR GIVING US A GLIMPSE HOLLY! Who’s with her on some of these picks and tidbits! Do you like this new feature? Are you going to participate?-xox Meg

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