Showing posts with label Sports. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sports. Show all posts

Monday, May 28, 2018

Asics GEL-Flux Running Shoes

I am really loving my Asics GEL-Flux Running shoes. They are not only comfortable, but they last a long time. Never have I ever discovered a pair of sneakers with such long-lasting wear to them like these. 

The quality of these shoes are my favorite. I have owned virtually every brand under the sun (Nike, Reebok, Adidas, New Balance, K-Swiss, etc.) yet I find myself relentlessly wearing Asics the most. 

Today, I am working out and once again, I find myself really appreciating my Asics. They curve to fit your entire foot, which I enjoy. I also love how they add extra cushion towards the heel of the foot. This is so vital when wearing any kind of shoe, especially a running shoe. The toe area of these shoes give you extra room yet still possess that much needed snug. 

I have yet to find a running shoe that possesses the quality that these shoes do. I really love the fact that they are so comfortable and really provide my feet with extra added benefits including supreme comfort and shock absorption. The support system is unreal. Especially if you are active and are searching for that spectacular shoe.

Whether you love to workout, walk, run or have fun in the sun, the Asics GEL-Flux Running shoes are definitely the best pair of shoes you can own. 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Martial Arts Talk: Exclusive Interview with Elaina Maxwell

MMA Fighter Elaina "Beef"
Back in late 2012, I had the opportunity to talk to MMA fighter Elaina Maxwell. As one of the toughest women on the planet, Maxwell has an array of experience in women's mixed martial arts, as she has quite a few fights under her belt.

Recently, I caught up with her again. Only this time we talk about training, the UFC, and Gina Carano. Elaina also answers some questions from her fans. Here is what Elaina had to say...

(Q) Hello Elaina! It's been quite a while since we both spoke. How are you?

I have been great! I have been training at two gyms. The CSA Gym ( in Dublin, CA and Unlimited MMA in Milpitas, CA. I've been working with a boxing trainer by the name of Tony Clayton.

(Q) You have been training a lot. Taking you through an average day of training, what is your current training regime? Tell me a little more about it...
I train around my work schedule, which is different every week, so it keeps me on my toes as far as finding time to do both. I'm getting in 5 days of training every week!

(Q) Let's talk about the UFC (or Ultimate Fighting Championship). What are your thoughts about women's MMA being added?
I'm in love with women's MMA being in the UFC. On my Warrior Nation episode on MSNBC in 2006 (vs. Gina Carano), Dana White said that women will never be in the UFC. I am very glad he changed his mind. The fans want to see us in the UFC!

(Q) I believe UFC President Dana White needs to add the Women's Featherweight (or 145 pound) category. I also believe you need to be in the UFC, as well.
I know I belong in the UFC, so thank you for your support!

(Q) If you could say anything to Mr. Dana White right now, what would you say?
I'll fight Gina right now!

(Q) One of your fans named George writes: "If you could get down to 135 just to fight with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, would you do it or are you going to wait until Dana adds the 145 pound weight class?"
If I could make the drop to 135 easier, I would, but I am hoping Dana adds a FW 145 class, ASAP. In the meantime, I am going to fight a kickboxing fight and then get right back into the cage.

(Q) One of your fans named Troy writes: "Who do you think is the toughest woman in MMA right now? Why?"
Catch 22, LOL! Naturally, I think the toughest women in MMA are the FW female fighters, but is only because I pay more attention to the women in my weight class than others.

(Q) A lot of people have contacted me about your skincare routine. In fact, another fan, Rachel writes: "I am a big fan of Elaina Maxwell. I am curious Elaina, what do you do to make your skin look so luminous?"

Thank you for noticining. I drink a lot of Kangen water since I have a machine at home and in addition to that, I don't spend much time in the sun. If I do, I make sure to overdose on sunscreen, as you can never wear too much. Plus, I use all natural skin products by Chen Skin Health ( in NYC.

(Q) Is it possible to train without music? Another fan, Keith writes: "When you are training Elaina, what do you listen to? What is on your iPod?"
Of course it is. I will run without music sometimes, but for the most part, I listen to whatever is playing at the gym because my iPod Touch was stolen. #frownyface.

Elaina Maxwell doing extensive
pad work with her trainer.
(Q) For all of your fans reading this interview, what would you like them to know? What is next for Elaina "Beef" Maxwell?
I almost took a boxing fight, but the promoter could not find a match for me, so for now, I'm getting ready to visit Thailand in July, if funds allow me to do so. I will be fighting there, as well and would like to take a Muay Thai fight in the states before I return to MMA. My last MMA fight was in 2012 (vs. Ashley Sanchez) and since then, I have been married and moved.

I would like to thank my sponsors for taking care of me during this hiatus: Knoxx Gear, Tussle Fight Gear, CSA, Gracie Fighter, and of course, my chiropracter, Dr. Dan Russell at Main Street Chiro in Pleasanton, CA. I will be back in 2014! Get ready!
For more about MMA fighter Elaina "Beef" Maxwell, visit today!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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Friday, November 8, 2013


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Fuji SL-1 Comp LE Road Bike.
Nashbar has an extensive selection to choose from which include bikes (BMX bikes, mountain bikes, drop bar road bikes, cyclocross bikes, full suspension bikes, single speed bikes, women's bikes, kids bikes, and more), bike frames (mountain bike frames, various road bike frames, and more), bike helmets (adult, children, etc.), bike sunglasses (single lens, multi-lens, cycling lens, etc.), bike shoes (everything from mountain biking shoes to casual biking shoes to even road biking shoes and much more), bike tires, as well as, tubes and wheels (tires, hubs, wheels, rims, you name it, ie.), bike trainers, bike tools (various tools and workstands, as well as, lubes, degreasers, transports, packs, racks, and much more), bike lights, bike pumps, bike locks, GPS, heart monitors, energy drinks, energy bars, hydration packs, personal care aids, and more.
Nashbar also includes various clothing and accessories for both men and women which include standard cycling clothing layers, cycling shorts, jerseys, socks, full finger gloves, various cycling headwear, and more. They also include stuff for triathlons and marathons.
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Thursday, October 3, 2013

I am a Steelers Girl

Although the Steelers have their ongoing tribulations where they tend to fail to play up to the average fans' expectations, I can admit that I still love them. In fact, my love for the Pittsburgh Steelers continues to grow, no matter win or lose. I am a true Steelers girl at heart and will continue to support them through thick and thin and black and blue.
Photo created by my talented friend Joe Labbe. Feel free to right click, save, and share.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Holidays 2012: Top 10 Stocking Stuffers for Pittsburgh Steelers Fans

10. Gourmet Coffee. Steelers are to the NFL, as coffee is to mornings. The two just work perfectly. With the holidays approaching us, one of the best stocking stuffers you can give is the Pittsburgh Steelers Gourmet Coffee. It tastes great and it's under $10. -

9. Cookie Cutters. Of course, coffee would not be complete with cookies to enjoy them with. Especially when it comes to Steelers cookies. For just $12.95 at the official Steelers shop, these are the perfect stocking stuff. Includes a set of four branding patterns that allow you to create cookies. Perfect for before, during, or after the big game. -

8. Luggage Tag. When you travel, you need luggage tags. They are a "must" essential. One of the best stocking stuffers for Pittsburgh Steelers fans I have discovered is the Pittsburgh Steelers Logo luggage tag. For only $6.95 you get 2 luggage tags. Available at the official Steelers shop right now. -

7. Luggage Spotters. Of course, traveling for the Pittsburgh Steelers fan would not be complete without the luggage spotters. This set includes two velcro, logo handle wraps which fit handles and shoulder straps of just about any luggage under the sun. Available at the official Steelers shop for under $10, these are great for traveling, but even more amazing for the Steelers fan in your life. -

6. Coal Holiday Ornament. The Pittsburgh Steelers Coal Holiday Ornament is quite a novelty gift and is the perfect stocking stuffer for any Steelers fan. Available at the official Steelers shop, for only $5.95, this should be in your stocking right now. -

5. LED Mini Flashlight. When browsing the official Steelers store, I had the opportunity of discovering the Pittsburgh Steeler LED Mini Flashlight. Not only does it rep the Steelers logo, it is compact, and it's under $10. What better way to make someone's holiday. -

4. Playing Cards. Available at the official Steelers shop, for under $6, the Pittsburgh Steelers Steel Grid Playing Cards are the perfect stocking stuffer for the Steelers fan in your life. Whether you are playing Solitaire or Spades, you can get your Steeler fix right before or after a game. -

3. Earbuds. The best thing about these Steelers branded earbuds is the fact that they work with just about every Mp3 player under the sun, including Apple iPod. They also work with your computer and cell phone and are compatible with the iPad, as well as, iPhone. Available at the official Steelers shop for under $10, this should be in your stocking today. -

2. Horizontal Art Glass Picture Frame. For under $20, this is one of the best stocking stuffers for the Steelers fan in your life. Available at the official Steelers store, to make this stocking stuffer even more priceless, include a picture of you and the Steelers fan inside. Now that is something to remember always. -

And the #1 Stocking Stuffer every sport fan needs is...

1. 2012 Gold Game Coin. Available at the official NFL Shop, this 24 karat gold coin is quite the collectible. It is not only authentic, but limited edition. For under $40, this amazing Steelers addition is simply priceless and a stocking stuffer that will be remembered for an entire lifetime. -

Happy Holidays!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Muay Thai trainer William Miller from Las Vegas, NV

Muay Thai expert Will Miller doing some simple bag work after the class. Will has trained, as well as, trained with some of the best fighters in the world including Stephen Bonnar and Gina Carano at the Mr. Toddys gym in Las Vegas, NV. He is also one of the few people certified to teach real Muay Thai in the US. New and interested prospects having a conversation in the background.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Top 15 Gifts for Pittsburgh Steelers Fans

Pittsburgh Steelers
Rubik's Cube.
(Photo by Sarah Afshar)
I don't know about you, but I absolutely love the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Pittsburgh Steelers are more than just a strong NFL team with a great offense, as well as, phenomenal defense. They are a team that works together, as they play with both the heart and the soul. They are passionate about how they play and they take their losses serious and strive to do better the next time, as a result. Most people who love the Steelers usually already own a jersey, a t-shirt, or some article of clothing (whether it be a sweatshirt or a hoodie or a fleece, ie.), as well as, a hat or a pair of slippers. I have been a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers for many years and because I am a huge Steelers enthusiast, I have decided to countdown the numerous Steelers memorabilia (from over 15,000) to only the top 15 gifts for the ultimate Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

15. Ice Scraper. Don't let those frosty nights and icy days take over your life, as the Pittsburgh Steelers ice scraper is there to save you. This amazing addition to Pittsburgh Steelers memorabilia proves why it is not only ultimately gift worthy, but one of the best gifts you can purchase for the Pittsburgh Steelers lover in your life. Whether you live in Pennsylvania or California or Georgia or Montana or any other area, everyone needs an ice scraper. The holidays are approaching, so the time is now to get the Pittsburgh Steelers ice scraper.

14. Bottle Opener. If you know a Steelers fan that doesn't own a bottle opener, well the time is now to purchase one today. Enjoying a fine wine during an intimate dinner with a loved one doesn't have to be hard with the Pittsburgh Steelers bottle opener. Available at, this wonderful necessity is destined to attract the Pittsburgh Steelers devotee, making it a top gift for a Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

13. Universal Turbo Charger. You can charge just about anything under the sun with the Pittsburgh Steelers Universal Turbo Charger, making it one of the best gifts for the ultimate Pittsburgh Steelers fanatic. The time is now to keep all of your important gadgets charged fully with the universal turbo charger. It also includes surge protection, making it relatively supportive. For under $25, you just cannot go wrong with the Pittsburgh Steelers Universal Turbo Charger. It is, what it is and that is a great gift for a Pittsburgh Steelers fan. For more information, just click here right now.

12. Garden Gnome. If you know one who has everything from the Pittsburgh Steelers, chances are they don't own the Pittsburgh Steelers garden gnome. Available at, if you have run out of Pittsburgh Steelers gift ideas and can't think of a last minute gift, the Pittsburgh Steelers garden gnome is one hot concept. You can also get the Pittsburgh Steelers garden gnome ornament, which is a great side gift. And...for only a few dollars more, you can purchase the solar gnome, which is dressed in Pittsburgh Steelers attire and includes the actual logo on it's hat. Whether "Happy Holidays" or "Happy Birthday" or "Thank You" or simply "Just Because" the Pittsburgh Steelers garden gnome is a top Pittsburgh Steelers gift for the ultimate Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

11. Bean Bag. Our minds travel so much in a fraction of a second, as we use so much energy. Sometimes we over think to the point, we drive ourselves insane. Especially when it comes to shopping, we over think the to point we literally feel like we haven't accomplished anything. The time is now to collective yourself and recognize that you can find a great Pittsburgh Steelers gift with just the click of a mouse. Available at Fans With Pride, the Pittsburgh Steelers bean bag proves why it is not only ultimately worth your inquiry, but one of the gifts you can buy for the Steelers lover in your life. You don't have to drive yourself insane to find a last minute gift. I absolutely love my Pittsburgh Steelers bean bag and because I love it so much, I just know that you will too.

10. Umbrella. Although Rihanna said it best, you can't ever do wrong with an umbrella. Whether regular, patio, or even golf, there are numerous Pittsburgh Steeler umbrellas available to purchase for the Pittsburgh Steelers enthusiast. Available at, if you are looking to purchase a great gift for your father, your mother, your sister, or your brother, you definitely should consider the Pittsburgh Steelers umbrella because everyone needs one.

9. Shower Curtain. You have shopped repeatedly and you have run out of ideas. You contemplate on making several other purchases, but you want something that is affiliated with the Pittsburgh Steelers. You then realize and recognize that there are thousands upon thousands of Pittsburgh Steelers memorabilia to choose from and you ponder what to purchase. It is then, that you realize, you cannot go wrong with the Pittsburgh Steelers shower curtain. Most Steelers enthusiasts want a Pittsburgh Steelers shower curtain because it's a gift that is catchy to the ultimate admirer of the Pittsburgh Steelers. If you can't think of a gift, give the gift of the shower curtain, as whoever receives it will not only love it, but appreciate much more so.
8. Toilet Seat. Sometimes finding a gift of any sort can be difficult. Of course, you can purchase gift cards, but none of them really are memory generating or priceless. In the case of the Pittsburgh Steelers toilet seat, well it is priceless. When all other gifts fail, you just cannot go wrong with the Pittsburgh Steelers toilet seat, as it is not only a top Pittsburgh Steelers gift, but a must-have, as well. Whether "Happy Birthday" or "Happy Hanukkah" the Pittsburgh Steelers toilet seat is one of the best gifts you can get for the Pittsburgh Steelers aficionado.

7. 14K Pittsburgh Steelers Med Logo Cut Out Pendant. If you have bought everything under the sun for your significant other and you have ran out of ideas because your significant other has everything "Pittsburgh Steelers" then you haven't had the opportunity to discover this. Created by Jewelry Web and sold directly at this amazing piece of jewelry is great for just about any Pittsburgh Steelers fan. The pendant is round and provides you with the Steelers logo, making it ultimately gift worthy for the Steelers fan in your life.

6. Salt & Pepper Shakers. Available at and, the Pittsburgh Steelers salt & pepper shakers are clearly a hit, making them ultimately one of the hautest Pittsburgh Steeler gifts for Pittsburgh Steelers fans. Although the game day theme salt & pepper shakers tend to be the most popular, I love football helmet theme salt & pepper shakers the best. The time is now to bring team spirit to the dinner today. The time is now to purchase the Pittsburgh Steelers Salt & Pepper Shakers set today.

5. Team Shoes. Searching for a gift for a true Steelers devotee can be hard, but once you discover the team shoes, you will realize that finding a gift for the ultimate fanatic is actually much more simple than it appears to be. Brought to you by Reebok and available on, these shoes not only represent true fan ship, but they promote Pittsburgh Steelers passion to the p, making them a top Pittsburgh Steelers gift.

4. Magnetic Dart Board. I absolutely love this gift. I received this from a friend and it has become one of my favorite Pittsburgh Steelers toys. Available at, this fantastic addition to Pittsburgh Steelers memorabilia demonstrates why it is one of the best gifts for Pittsburgh Steelers Fans. Even if one doesn't play darts, they will learn to appreciate such a gift, once they receive this the Pittsburgh Steelers Magnetic dart board. In fact, most people who are Pittsburgh Steelers fans that claim to have never played darts or don't care to play, learn to love playing once they receive this gift. This is also under $40, making it fairly affordable and easy on the bank account.

3. Calculator. I don't know about you, but I always feel like I need a calculator for something. If you are looking to purchase a wonderful gift that is under $20 for the ultimate Pittsburgh Steelers enthusiast, you truly need to purchase the Pittsburgh Steelers themed calculator. Available at, this amazing item proves why it is one of the best gifts to purchase. I think anyone who loves the Pittsburgh Steelers is going to love this too.

2. Monopoly. Every year the Pittsburgh Steelers team up with USAopoly to create a new and improved monopoly game, making this more than just a the number one gift for the ultimate Pittsburgh Steelers fan, but a collectible. Not only is this a gift that creates memory breeding moments that are amazing on a variety of wavelengths, it is a game that is fun, while promoting the Pittsburgh Steelers logo, as a result. Whether you have run out of ideas on what to get your dad or your brother or even your SO, you just cannot go wrong with the Pittsburgh Steelers monopoly game. No matter who the recipient of this gift may be, if they love the Pittsburgh Steelers, they are going to truly love this gift.

...and the number one Pittsburgh Steelers gift is...
*drum roll*
1. Rubik's Cube. One of the rarest, yet practical Pittsburgh Steeler fan toys is definitely the Pittsburgh Steelers Rubik's Cube. Available at and also, the Pittsburgh Steelers Rubik's Cube proves why it is the hottest gift for the Pittsburgh Steelers fan. I, personally, own this item and find it to be incredible. I decided to get this for family, as well as, friends of mine who are Steelers fans as a gift for the holidays this year and they loved it. Whether you are purchasing "just because" or for the "birthday" or even the "holidays", anyone who receives this gift is destined to appreciate it. This gift is colorful, confusing, and addicting and a true must have, making it the number one gift for the Pittsburgh Steelers Fan.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Pittsburgh Steelers Inspired Makeup Look

The Pittsburgh Steelers continue prove that they are one of the greatest football teams in the world today. Although my opinion of them being the greatest, current football team may be a little overstated to some, it is quite evident that there are also others that agree with me. Not only are the Pittsburgh Steelers the only team in history to have more AFC Championship wins then any other football team, they are also the only team to have the most Superbowl wins, making them at the top of their game. The Pittsburgh Steelers are the oldest franchise in the AFC to date, making them filled with major amounts of seniority.

Because I love the Pittsburgh Steelers so much, I have decided to create the Pittsburgh Steelers Inspired Makeup look. You don't have to be a Steelers fan to rock this look, however; it does help. Especially on game day. This is a look that can be worn at games and at parties. Are you ready? Let's get started!

First and foremost, it is very important to apply foundation primer to your face. If you are unaware, foundation primer works as a base, allowing your makeup to last longer throughout the day without fading or creasing. If you are confused as to what foundation primer to buy, I truly recommend Laura Mercier's Foundation Primer, which is what I am going to use today to create the Pittsburgh Steelers Inspired Makeup look.

Once you have applied your foundation primer, you want to let it set for about a minute before applying your foundation and concealer. Foundation is quite acquired and as some foundations work for others, those same foundations do not work for everyone. You can use any foundation you want.

Whether affordable or high-end, as long as you wear a foundation. Today, I am going to use Make Up For Ever's (commonly known as "MUFE") Invisible Cover Foundation in "160 Golden Beige". Please keep in mind that you should NOT use this shade, unless you are this shade. Shades vary upon person to person and if you are confused as to what shade you are, you want to get matched by a makeup artist, as this will determine what your actual shade is.

Concealer is entirely optional. When I apply it, I like to apply it before my foundation and then touch up after I apply my foundation. For my concealer, I am going to use Select Cover Concealer by Mac Cosmetics in NC42. Please note, as stated above, you do not have to use this actual shade. In fact, I do not expect everyone to have the same skin tone as myself, so I highly recommend getting matched at your nearest makeup counter. This will give you an idea of the kind of makeup you want to use.

As you continue, you want to apply a powder to set your foundation and concealer. There are so many types of powders. If you are looking for heavier coverage, I recommend using something that is powder based. If you are looking for light coverage, you want to use something translucent. In fact, that is what I am going to use. Translucent powder. If you know anything about translucent powder, you will know that it is rather lucid. It is clear powder which works as a setter. Lately I have developed a major love for Urban Decay's De-Slick Mattifying Powder, which is what I am going to use to set my foundation and concealer.

I want to make this a fun look, yet a wearable look that can be worn all of the time, rather than on occasion. We are going to use a luminizer. This is a beauty essential that works great to give your face a natural, yet subtle dewy look. I think that luminzers make your skin appear hydrated and as a result, your skin looks more vibrant and radiant.

Luminizers come in a variety of different forms, but for today, to create the Pittsburgh Steelers Inspired Makeup look, I am going to use a liquid form. I am going to use Stila's All Over Liquid Shimmer in "Liquid Gold" is lightweight luminizer that works as a sheen to create a nice, yet natural healthy glow.

Honestly, this look would not be no where near completion without blush. For this look, I want to use a cream based blush, as it is notorious for staying on longer than powder blush, without vanishing throughout the day. For this look, I want to use a gold blush and today, I am going to go with NARS Cream Blush in "Gold Member" which is a stunning gold shimmer. I am going to apply this generously to the apples of my cheeks creating a natural contour.

Are you having fun yet? I hope so because even if you are not, the fun is about start now. You want to begin by priming the eye. There are so many eye shadow primers in the beauty industry today, however; I love using Urban Decay's Eye Shadow Primer Potion. I am going to start by applying this all over the eyes. I am, then going to use Mac Cosmetics Paint Pot in "Blackground" which is gorgeous black pearl and apply that directly to just my lid without passing into the crease. Keep in mind, there are many dupes for Mac's Blackground, so you don't have to use this.

As you let that set for about a minute, you want to focus on applying eye shadow. For this look, I am going to use three different eye shadows. A neutral shadow, which will be the main shadow. A dark shadow, which will be the primary enhancer. Lastly, I am going to use a light shadow, which will work as a highlight. These three shades combined create a wonderful look that I am proud to have created and share with you.

Initially, for the neutral shadow, I am going to use a matte yellow. Although the Steelers are notorious for being referred to as "black and gold" the gold looks more like a bright golden yellow than it does an actual gold color. Because I used the dark paint pot, I am going to use a matte dazzling dramatic yellow eye shadow to create this look. I am going to use Mac's eye shadow in "Chrome Yellow". Using an eye shadow brush, you want to apply this all over the lid, packing it on. You want to go slightly into the crease, but you want to stop. Do not blend.

The darkest shade is very important in the creation of the Pittsburgh Steelers Inspired Makeup Look because it allows the entire look to come to life. For the darkest shade, you want to use black, but not just any black. You want to use a black that possesses shimmer, rather than a matte. For this look, I am going to open my NARS eye shadow that I bought a week ago from Sephora. I am going to use NARS eye shadow in "Night Clubbing" which is a black shimmer that is more on a gold pearl wavelength, rather than silver. There are so many in the market, it would be impossible not to find a dupe for what I am using. Using an angled brush, you want to apply the darkest shade on the corner of your eye, into the lid, slightly passing up into the crease. You want to blending by smoking it over about half way. Then using a crease brush, you want to apply it to the crease.

Last but not least, I am going to apply my lightest shade. For this shade, I am going to use a white matte. I am going to use Make Up For Ever's eye shadow in "White 0". I am going to apply this shade in the brow bone, blending it out towards the neutral and dark shade.

Choosing a liner for this look should never be rocket science, which is why I am going to help you out. For the liner, I am to use not one, but two to create the Pittsburgh Steelers Inspired Makeup look. For the pencil liner, going to use a black to line the waterline. For the gel liner, I am going to use a gold shade.

For the gel liner, I am going to use Sephora's Waterproof Smoky Cream Liner in "Rags To Riches" which is a beautiful metallic gold. Once I have applied this using an eye liner brush, I am going to take some of my neutral eye shadow (which is Mac's "Chrome Yellow") and foil it into the gel liner, applying it on top of the liner I just applied.

As you continue, you simply want to line your waterline with a black eye liner. This should be pencil based. It is quite relevant that there are so many black eye liners in pencil form, in the beauty market today, however; my favorite is definitely Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils. I am going to use "Zero" which is a heavily pigmented rich black.

Lash primer is definitely a makeup product that is worth investing in. Applying a lash primer is optional, however; if you want your mascara to stay on, I highly recommend it. I love Shiseido's the best because it is one of the few in the market that actually lives up to it's marketed concept. There are so many though, so choosing one should not be that hard.

Mascara is amazing and one of my favorite beauty products to use, especially when creating inspired looks. For the Pittsburgh Steelers Inspired Makeup look, I am going to use just a black mascara. For this look, I am going to use Diorshow Mascara in "Black 090" which is a nice resonant black. Although I have thought about using gold, because the gold shade is more metallic and not really colorful like the Steelers uniform, it just wouldn't look right. I may save the gold shade for a New Orleans Saints Inspired Makeup look.

If you look at a Steelers logo or even a jersey, you will notice some red color to it and not just any red, bright red. For the Pittsburgh Inspired Makeup look, I am definitely going to have a little fun with it and do the red lips. I am going to line the lips with a red lip liner before applying my red lipstick. For the lips, I have used Make Up For Ever's Waterproof Lip liner pencil in "Red 8C" and NARS Lipstick in "Jungle Red" which is a very bright, yet vibrant semi matte red color. You can find so many alternatives to these colors.

You have just created the Pittsburgh Steelers Inspired Makeup look. The Pittsburgh Steelers are destined to be champions, as they are true champions. Whether they win or lose the Superbowl, they are still winners in my eyes. Do you think the Pittsburgh Steelers will win the Superbowl? I have a distinct feeling that is a major possibility.