Monday, May 31, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Mario Bedescu has proven he knows a little something about disappearing acts with his Drying Lotion, an odd looking solution packaged in a small bottle. The formula is separated, a pink sludge-type material lays on the bottom while a liquid fills the remainder of the container. The appearance makes you want to pick it up and give it a good shake, but do control the urge, as it is not meant to be mixed.
Mario Bedescu Drying Lotion $17
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
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Monday, May 24, 2010
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Monday, May 17, 2010
Don't you love a great deal, Darling?
Sunday, May 16, 2010
The container is very small but the teensiest amount of Benefit's Erase Paste will go a very long way. Erase Paste can be used with the supplied tool or with a sponge or brush. I always suggest brushes in lieu of sponges as sponges also do what they're told - they absorb everything! While helpful for retaining water when washing your car, sponges will retain $$ product instead of disseminating it all where you intend when it comes to makeup. But I digress; continuing, the Benefit Erase Pastes will work nicely with all foundation consistencies, including mineral, as the powder will help to set them.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
With promo code: $11.90
With promo code: $13.30
Product appeal: An exellent Wedding Day mascara, Lash Injection is the solution to watery eyes and sporadic cries. This mascara creates tubes around lashes that can be removed with warm water. Even animal lovers dislike the raccoon eye effect - with Lash Injection it won't even be a concern!Pink Leopard Bronzer
With promo code: $19.60
Product appeal: Too Face's Pink Leopard Bronzer mixes pink and bronze, making it useful not only as a bronzer, but as a blush as well.
Natural Eye Kit
With promo code: $23.80
With promo code: $23.80
Product appeal: Like her sister kit, the Smoky Eye Kit has all the shades needed to create a sultry, night-time eye, in a compact little box.
Click here to start shopping the Too Faced sale with promo code TFDC30!
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Again, pun intended.
Though we all know what "they" say about assumptions, let us make an exception; in my case, it is fair to assume that the pun is always intended.
Japonesque Heated Eyelash Curler (Mini) $16
For those of you who'd prefer to use a traditional lash curler but haven't fallen in love with one yet, an upcoming Shu Uemura review may be helpful to you...
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
My days in Savannah are numbered as the date of our departure back to the Golden State draws closer, so yesterday, we opted to take a trip out to Tybee Island to appreciate the beach that is only thirty minutes away from us. Despite the beautiful weather, we packed three bags of items we could potentially need in any situation because we like to be prepared on road trips (even small ones)! I even followed the SPF instructions and slathered 70 screen on at least thirty minutes prior to sun exposure.
Most of the items we hauled along with us included snacks, towels, beach blankets and extra clothing in case of wind, rain, snow, sleet, a typhoon...you never know, right? I did, however, pack a small cosmetic bag with just a couple of essentials. Items in my beach touch-up makeup bag included:
A Physician's Formula bronzer in Baked Tan $11.49
Loreal True Match liquid foundation in Nude Beige W3 $8.99
An excellent liquid foundation that provides a nice amount of coverage. This product applies smoothly and is easy to blend. You will see best results when using this over a primer and under a setting powder like the bareMinerals Mineral Veil. It has an SPF 17, but I suggest using other SPF products as well, especially for days at the beach (hence the SPF 70 I mentioned above). Not only does this product's performance gain it kudos from me, the selection is shoppable as well. The shades offered are clearly organized as they are grouped into W, N, and C depending on whether your skin tone is warm, neutral, or cool. I have warm (golden) undertones and am a level 3, with level one being the lightest, seven or eight being the darkest. Though I have tried liquid foundations from varying price points, I am most pleased with this product as an everyday liquid foundation.
A powder brush like this one from Ulta $30
Viva Glam Gaga and Snob $14.
I ended up not even needing to touch my touch-up bag once! It did, I must admit, make me feel a bit better knowing that I had it at my disposal just in case...perhaps similar to a child's baby blanket, my touch-up bag makes me feel a bit more comfortable.
Best of luck packing your bags, Beautiful!
Cheers to adventures.
Monday, May 10, 2010
You see, as a Gal who loves being made-up, the realization of a new product collection anywhere would make my day. We're talking Ace Hardware with a lipstick line based on paint samples and I'm through the roof. So, as I was reeling from recovery of the initial discovery, punch number two came and took me out. If the display would have had hands, I would have been putty in them. The salesgirl, who I'm sure was only legal by a parentally approved work permit, didn't even need to tell me that I could play with the testers. I had already started, and much to my husband's dismay, a forty-five minute fawning of shadows, blushes, glosses, liners, and lipsticks ensued. By the time I had finished my hands looked like I had completed a very involved art project. And now that the dust from my shadows and powders has settled, I can clearly see which products are yays and which are nays.
The Highlight of My Day), unfortunately I feel that this product (which I purchased in the shade Desert Rose) doesn't dispense easily and for the price ($14) there are other options that are far more effective. The product works nicely along the nose, but I would rather not spend $14 on a product that I am only using to accentuate my nose, of all things. The packaging feels cheap and the stick formula works against my liquid foundation as it doesn't glide on easily at all. I would not repurchase this product and would urge you to reference the products in The Highlight of My Day for an idea of other highlighters that are worth the money.
swatched it at VS, however, when using brushes I found that the colors didn't hold pigmentation as well as I had expected, wet or dry. The gold lightweight plastic packaging again feels cheap instead of the chic result they must have hoped for. At $15 for four shadows the product isn't a ridiculous expense but I don't deem it to be worth repurchasing, either.
I purchased two VS Blush Trios, Bliss and Wild. At $14 I found the trios to be priced reasonably for the product. Again, the finger swatch test returned skewed results as this product does not apply as pigmented from a brush.
Lorac's lipsticks in that they are very creamy. The formulas are nice as they are not noticeably drying to the lips (think bareEscentuals and Paula Dorf) but overall, I would opt for spending the additional $2 at MAC.
So, suffice it to say that VS' forte remains pretty panties and structurally-sound underthings, and perhaps over time they will have evolved their makeup line to include structurally-sound packaging and pretty useful cheek highlighters. As much as I'd like to love the current VS cosmetic offerings, I just do not at this point.
Sorry so glum, Gorgeous.
Bright new possibilities are on the horizon!