• Considers herself to be high maintenance
• Total cost if all currently used beauty products had to be replaced: $625.79
• Average expenditure for replenishing current beauty product collection every six to eight weeks: $104.68
• Biggest expenditure: makeup
June 5, 2019 • Hailey Hendricks • Staff writer
I began dancing from the age of three until my early teen years and I can fondly remember the countless dance competitions and performances where my mom would put on blush, mascara and lipstick to enhance my features and facial expressions under harsh stage lights. While getting “all prettied up” was only for special occasions, my mom didn’t allow me to begin wearing makeup on a day-to-day basis until age 12 – and even then, I was only allowed to wear mascara. Every year after that, I was allowed to add one more beauty product until I had all the beauty essentials I wanted to wear by high school.
As I’m reflecting on why I wear makeup, it’s really making me think and dig deep inside myself because when I haven’t struggled with acne, I feel confident in my natural complexion, but yet I still won’t step foot outside my house without at least foundation on.
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve found that I’m OK going certain places and seeing certain people while wearing less makeup, however, I feel more put together and ready for my day when I wear a full face of makeup.
While Loni is recognized for her beautiful long red hair, I find that many of the compliments I receive from others are about my well-defined eyes with long eyelashes and thick eyebrows – thus, investing more on high-end makeup rather than hair essentials.
Inside my makeup bag you’ll find: face primer, foundation, setting powder, blush, eye shadow primer, multiple eye shadow palettes, eye shadow shimmering powder, eyeliner, mascara, a variety of lipsticks, makeup sealer and tweezers.
Over the years I’ve tested a variety of drugstore and name-brand beauty store products and I’ve found that the makeup I buy from Sephora tends to have longer lasting coverage than drugstore products; with the exception of my mascara and blush.
While I consider myself to be high maintenance, I find myself to be more relaxed when it comes to my hair and other body maintenance essentials – spending less time and money here.
On a day-to-day basis, I spend about 25 minutes putting on makeup and 5-10 minutes on hair. For special occasions, I tend to take about 35 minutes on makeup and 20 minutes on hair.
As I’ve been analyzing the amount of time and money I spend on beauty products, I’ve noticed that I spend more time on myself when I’m single and less time when I’m in a relationship. While my time spent on makeup changes based on my relationship status, the cost of makeup stays the same.
In a survey on the Box Elder News Journal Facebook page the question was asked whether our readers perceived themselves as high maintenance or low maintenance.
The poll received 309 votes over a
24 hour period.
18% high maintenance
82% low maintenance
• Considers herself to be low maintenance
• Total cost if all currently used beauty products had to be replaced: $414
• Average expenditure for replenishing current beauty product collection every six to eight weeks: $36
• Biggest expenditure: hair color upkeep
June 5, 2019 • Loni Newby • Associate editor
The evolution of learning to accept my own personal beauty was a rocky road. I grew up slightly overweight, abundantly freckled and often hiding under an uncooperative mane of somewhat snarly hair. If I was known for my looks, it was not in a positive light.
As I’ve aged I am now frequently recognized for my hair, which I enhance my natural auburn with bolder reds and often highlights and has reached “mermaid” status in length.
Because of the length and thickness, my hair is by far my largest expenditure toward beauty efforts for routine upkeep and using color depositing and color protecting shampoo and conditioners.
My skin is extremely fair, so I use a high s.p.f. sunscreen daily, and the majority of my make up products already contain low s.p.f. but the extra coverage is necessary for someone who can get sunburned by driving with the window down.
I opt for minimal coverage foundation because I like my freckles to show through—they were something that I was teased about relentlessly as a child, so it is very empowering to really own them and want to showcase them now. But, the vast majority of my cosmetics are drug store variety.
If I could only keep two beauty products the choice would be simple: mascara, because my eyelashes are quite light and tend to disappear without darkening; and lip color. Although, I would try to bend the rules to include multiple colors since I mix two to three shades together to create a custom lip color each day. This is a process I’ve done for a year, and has become something that I look forward to daily. I enjoy the creative expression and appreciate knowing that I am wearing something unique.
I tend to be a frugal person, and I do a lot of product research online for most purchases. There are websites that highlight drug store “dupes” or comparable quality merchandise that is more budget friendly.
The areas where I don’t cut corners are with the coloring and upkeep of my hair. I’m also particular with hair removal products. I’ve used razors, waxing, epilating and am now on to laser treatment. I recently purchased an at-home laser hair treatment product.
With all that said, I still consider myself low maintenance because I sleep in until the last possible minute, and have been known to sport second-day makeup or no makeup at all in a pinch.
On a daily basis, my make up routine is pretty quick, it takes 20 minutes or less for daily use: primer, foundation, curl eyelashes, mascara, eyeliner, brow liner and lips. I will either straighten my hair or leave it as it naturally dried typically overnight. If I’m feeling fancy I will throw in some braids as embellishment.
If I’m going out on a date or to a concert or to a fancy event, I typically schedule 30 minutes for make up, but a full hour for hair. Curling my hair takes a long time.
In general, I focus more on my personal appearance when I am single or when my weight fluctuates, but even so, the difference in expenditure of time and money is minimal.
I research new procedures and products often, but I’m a hesitant implementer. I wait until reviews come in over an extended period of time before I get on board. Microblading is something I’ve considered but ultimately ruled out for myself. I love the look of eyelash extensions, but the practicality and cost wasn’t conducive to my allotted beauty funds.
Brian Broom-Peltz, friend; Bryan Lang, son; Mark Kiraly, friend, Gilbert Lang M.D. and Caryl McNeilly, a family member all visited Golden Spike National Historical Park.
“This was to the 19th century was what the moon landing was to us. ...Utah, and this area, are so entwined with transportation revolutions that changed America and changed life as we know it”
May 15, 2019 • Hailey Hendricks • Staff writer
A California man was among one of 20,000 people in attendance at the 150-year anniversary of the First Transcontinental Railroad on Friday, May 10. The difference between him and many spectators: this was his third time attending a milestone celebration in a 50-year time span.
Gilbert Lang, M.D., of Granite Bay, Calif., is fascinated by trains, the Transcontinental Railroad, and the people who devoted their lives to building the historic rail line that reshaped the American landscape in 1869, and over the course of the last 150 years.
Because of his love for the history of the railroad, Lang has attended the 100, 125, and now, 150-year milestone celebrations held in Promontory, Utah.
“The emotions are the same every time I’ve come,” said Lang about the three times he’s been to the celebration. “But each time has been inspiring.”
Inspiring in a way that he gets to spend time with his son and to teach him about the railroad, as well as being able to be at Promontory Summit, where the last spike was driven.
“This is still a pivotal part of U.S. History,” said Lang. “To study and see where it was, knowing about the incredible tasks of the lives lost and multiple people working together...and learning and appreciating what was done.
“It was very worthwhile and it’s nice to meet people you read about,” Lang said. “It was definitely a different experience than I expected, but that enhanced it and gave me an experience that I hadn’t had before.”
Lang said this will be his last time at the event due to rising health issues, but the memories he has made with his son and his son’s two friends have been nothing short of memorable.
“I won’t have many more days like this, and so it’s just a real neat topper,” Lang said.
Garden Club sets annual plant sale set
May 8, 2019 • Sarah Yates • Editor emeritus
Spade & Hope Garden Club will hold its annual spring Plant Sale on Saturday, May 11, opening at 8 a.m. on the City Hall plaza. It’s an event with almost 50 years of history, with the double purpose of a fundraiser and an effort to help local homeowners and gardeners beautify the community.
Members grow and donate seedlings, annuals, perennials, ground covers, shrubs and other plants from their gardens, which are made available to the public at low prices. This year there will be a special feature, with a hardy hibiscus plant given as a free gift with a $10 purchase, one to a customer.
“As you can imagine, sexual assault is a huge trauma. It takes a lot for someone to have to come in for that exam, and then for them to have to wait for a period of time for the nurses to get there is kind of difficult, or at times victims have been asked to go to Ogden for the exams.”
Box Elder County Child
Protective Services cases:
203 cases closed in 2018.
48 of those closed cases were supported for sexual abuse.
50% of those sexual abuse cases the perpetrator was not a relative, parent or guardian to the child.
3 cases involved a romantic partner/paramour.
24 had cases familial ties to the victim.
Pictured is a pinwheel for awareness of Child Abuse Prevention month, these pinwheels are located outside the Family Support Center in Brigham City.
Objects in photo may be smaller than they appear, this living area is part of one of the model displays at the Wheeler home.
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