Friday, June 27, 2008

Urban Decay Galoshes and Lingerie

Hey everyone I have fallen madly in love for Urban Decay Galoshes and Lingerie. What this product is meant to do is there is a primer (Lingerie) and a water-proofer (Galoshes). You apply the primer right before you put on your mascara and it gives it that extra oomph! Then you apply your mascara. After, you apply the water-proofer, its a clear coat that makes it so your mascara won't run when it gets wet. I've been testing this product for about 2 months now. (I bought it for the summer so I could use the water-proofer). The product claims: This double-ended wonder makes the most of your own mascara, in one perfect package. Slip on a little LINGERIE before you apply mascara--it plumps, lifts and separates with our exclusive fiber-rich formula. Then toss on some GALOSHES and you’re good to go. Perfect for pool parties, weddings and days at the beach when you need the reliability of your favorite mascara and don’t want to take chances.Sleek purple wand comes complete with cute graphics. Waterproof formula for special occasions. How I used this product is exactly how I said above. I apply the primer on my freshly washed lashes (i.e. after I washed my face.). Then I used my mascara. After it set I used the water-proofer. The results I was looking for is a primer that can stand up to my thick lashes and a water-proofer that can stand up to the beach, lake, or pool. I really liked this product because it worked! I used Lingerie and it made my lashes look longer and then I used Galoshes and it stood up to the pool, beach, and lake! The only downside I noticed was the primer was white so you have to make it look even or there would be white clumps all over the place. When you put on your mascara sometimes the white would show through. The same thing happened with the water-proofer it was a clearish color but you could still see it if you applied it wrong. Other than that I had no issues with it. It costs 17 dollars and you can get it at Sephora or Ulta.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer.

Are you looking for a tinted moisturizer? Well I have been too and I finally found one! I've gone through dozens of products and I come to like Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer. I've been using it for about 4-5 weeks. This product claims that it is oil-free and won't clog pores. Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer is an alternative to foundation that provides everything you need for softer, healthier and younger-looking skin in one beautiful step.This dermatologist-developed formula contains a vitamin-rich Retinal treatment to visibly smooth fine lines and reduce signs of aging. It nourishes skin and protects against future sun damage with a weightless SPF 20 moisturizer. Each skin-enhancing shade provides a sheer tint of color for a more even, naturally beautiful look. Available in six sheer shades. Each shade works on multiple skin tones for easier shade selection. Enjoy the power of three daily essentials in one beautiful step. The way I used it is I applied it all over my face evenly. Then I used a light powder (Maybelline Dream Matte Powder) and dusted it all over my face to seal the finish. What I was looking for in a tinted moisturizer is one that gave me a healthy glow but was sweat resistant. The reason why I love this product is because it was easy to use and it had unique packaging. My face could go from dull and boring into a nature glow that didn't look fake at all. I really like how it has SPF 20 in it! It made one less thing for me to worry about. Its goes on really smooth and didn't feel oily or cakey at all! The color I bought was Fair to Light.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

What I have in my beach bag?

Summer is finally here! Now its time for tanning, going to the beach, swimming, barbecues, and much more! I decided to do a post about what I have in my beach bag and I'll post reviews of the main products. I have so many it would be such a long post, plus it would take forever! I hope that everyone will enjoy this post! (: I will first list all the products. After I will review.

In my beach bag:
Breathe: Delight Lotion
Tampax Pearls
Aveeno Sunscreen Spray SPF 45
Ipod & Headphones
Stride Gum*
The Heartbreakers (Book)
Cell phone
Kanka (numbing stuff for braces sores)
Blush Brush*
Mini Stila Convertible Color*
Burt's Bee's Lip Shimmer*
Clinique SPF 40 Moisturizer*
Physicians Formula Eye Shadow Palette*
Hair Tie*
Bobby Pin*
Clean and Clear Blotting Sheets*
Neutrogena Healthy Blends Oil Controlling Powder*
Color Science Sunforgettable SPF 30 Waterproof Powder*

When this symbol * appears by some of the products it means that these are in my make-up kit for my purse or bag.

Tampax Pearls:
I put these in my bag because you can never be too sure when your period will come. These are easy to insert and the round plastic tip makes it comfortable. You can get these in scented or unscented. These tampons are my favorite because they are easy to take along and they are easily inserted.

Aveeno Sunscreen Spray SPF 45:
This sunscreen is fantastic. Not only does it have SPF 50 and is waterproof it keeps working as long as your in the sun! In AZ the sun is very intense. For instance you can stand out there without sunscreen in the sun for 5 minutes and get sunburn. Its not fun. Ever since I have been using this sunscreen I haven't gotten burnt once!

Mini Stila Convertible Color:
I got this as a free sample when I was at Sephora one day. I like to use this as a touch up to my make-up. Like after I am done going swimming and want to fix my make-up I use this. You can use it as blush, eyeshadow, or lip color. I mostly use mine as blush. It goes on cream and then rubs in as a powder.

Burt's Bee's Lip Shimmer:
I have the color Champagne. This lip shimmer protects your lips from getting sunburned and wind burned but adds color to your fabulous lips. Its creamy and soft and has a minty smell. Plus it doesn't taste to bad either. I have been using this product for about 2 years now. I love every bit of it. I have over 5 different colors out of the many Burt's Bee's have.

Clinique SPF 40 Moisturizer:
Once again this was another sample I got when I was shopping at Clinique. I wouldn't buy the big size of this moisturizer because I already have a cheap moisturizer that works just as well. I love this product though because it has a high SPF in it and I just reapply when I think my moisturizer has lost its use.

Clean and Clear Blotting Sheets:
These blotting sheets are my savior! I have oily skin and I can fix it in the morning but as the day processes my oily skin comes back. So when it does I just pull one out and gently blot my face with it and it removes all the oil. They also have a very fresh clean scent.

Neutrogena Healthy Blends Oil Controlling Powder:
This powder is a translucent one that I use after I use the Clean and Clear blotting sheets. I like to freshen up and make my skin look flawless again. So I just brush some across my face and it also prevents oily skin.

Color Science Sunforgettable SPF 30 Waterproof Powder:
This powder I bought online at DermStore. It works as a powder that hides blemishes and gives your face a pretty shimmer. I like this product the best because it is waterproof and has a great SPF in it! I always like making sure my skin isn't getting harmed by the sun! The one I bought is small but I got it for 14 dollars and the big size is 30 dollars. Its a lot of money but I seriously think its worth it. First by the small size and if you like it buy the bigger size. If you don't like it you can always return it for a refund.

Hope that these tips and reviews help you in the summer!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

For all those contact wearers.

I myself wear contacts and I found adorable contact cases! I was shopping at Walmart and I was looking for butterfly band aides for my little brother and I stumbled upon a contact case that looks like a bug! There were lady bugs, bumble bees, frogs, and butterflies! The cutest one was the bumble bee! I decided to come back for it later because I was in a hurry. Then when I got home my sister came over and it ended up she bought me the bumble bee one! I was so excited because I thought it was so cute! So I went online to the website. Click here to view it. They had so many different ones! They are all cheap too. They cost from 3-5 dollars.The only bummer about buying a cute contact case is your suppose to change it every three months. I figured with contact cases this cute that there was no way I would throw it away unless it was cracked or damaged. When it gets down to the three months when I have to change it I'll just give it a deep cleaning! Sadly, there aren't any pictures of the cute creatures contact case I got (the bumble bee, ladybug, butterflies, etc...) so a picture I took myself, which is at the top right hand corner of the page. These contact cases have the actual case on the inside. They pop open and have a mirror and the contact case that shows left and right on the inside. Hope you like these cute cases. Have a great day! P.S Watch out for a contest that will be coming up for my 100th post (:

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Liner

I tested this product for four weeks. When I first started to use this product I was really excited because the color was so bright and fun. I used the color Lucky which is like a golden bronze brown. It went great with all my different colored eye shadows. When I applied it to my bottom lid it said it would need 30 seconds to dry so I waited and did the other eye. Once it was all dry it look perfect. It wasn't smudged at all. It was nice and creamy and easy to apply. Also when you apply it to your eye there is no tug or pull from the product being to harsh (like a pencil liner). Its has a very creamy luxurious feel to it.The product claims: Glide on color that stays put for the duration of your non-stop, on-the-go day! These creamy eye pencils deliver powerful, vibrant color that slides on smooth and stays soft and creamy for blending (about 30 seconds), then dries to a long-lasting finish that won't budge. Line eyes with a hint of color or go for the full artistic, multi-hued effect. Truly inspired, these pencils go all day and all night. I was really impressed to find that it did everything that it claims it does. This eyeliner is even water proof. I swam with it on in my pool and the lake and it stayed on fully! What I was looking for in the product is an eyeliner that can stay on when I go to the beach or workout and won't smudge or run when I go swimming. It succeeded! I will be keeping this product for a long time. In the picture mine is the brown one. Here is a swatch below.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Hey Everyone!

I know its the summer and I may not have that many readers right now, but anyone who is reading can you please comment! I need to see how many people there are so I can try something new on my blog. Also I will be leaving for the lake from June 11-18. So there won't be any posting for a while. I promise I will post a lot before I leave! Anyways the reason I want to see how many people are reading is because I am very close to my 100th post and I wanted go do something special! Like a contest, or something similar to it but I wanted to see if it was worth it. So PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE comment even if your just saying "hi"! Thank you everyone!

Friday, June 6, 2008

The Body Shop.

Do you remember that post I did about making your own perfume. Well I was trying to to it and I realized its such a hassle. So I've been going store to store to find ones that will mix different scents for me. The Body Shop does this. They will mix you lotion, body wash, or perfume. It costs the same amount as the already mixed product. There is no extra fee for adding scents. You just walk up to the counter and ask them about scent-me products. Scent-me products are the lotion, body wash, or perfume without the scent in it. Then you tell them the scents you want and they add it in. If you don't like the smells they mixed they will start a new one! My mother bought a lotion and scented it with sandalwood. When she put it on the scent was nice but not as strong. As the day went on the scent on her arm got stronger and stronger and it smelt fantastic. So the longer you wear it the more you smell it. The Body Shop is an organic store so all their products have natural ingredients. They are also against animal testing, so their products are cruelty-free! Click Here, to find a store near you!

Also going on right now almost the whole store is 50% off! So hurry in to one near you!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Physicians Formula Bronzer.

Are you trying to give your face that sun-kissed glow you love? Have you had any luck? If not, you have to try physicians formula bronzer. You just need a little bit all over your face and it makes you glow. This bronzer can even be used as eyeshadow! This product is one of my favorites because it lasts even when I went swimming! I got so many complements when I was wearing it! The bronzer has shimmers in it and once it hits the sun its gorgeous. It costs twelve dollars and its totally worth it! You can find it at Target, Walmart, Walgreen's, or any other drugstore. They have six different colors! I have the color Sunset Strip. Each color gives you a unique glow! So I'll be buying more! One for at home, one for in my purse, etc! They are such a good priced compared to other related high priced bronzer that work just as good! Have fun trying out your new bronzer! Have a sun-kissed day!

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