Saturday, February 28, 2009

YT Tag: 10 things about myself

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Urban Decay Primer Potion SIN

To be honest with you... I didn't like it at first. I'm a fan now but it took a few days for me to like it. It's a beautiful shimmering champagne color that creates a great all over color as well as an amazing highlight. When I first put it on it looked kinda mauve-y and dark...it was not a good look on me. I just needed to be in different lighting. It's the same as the original UDPP expect it has color to it. It does the same thing in helping your shadow stay ALL DAY! This can be worn alone or if you are in a hurry just add a darker color to your crease and the shimmer creates a beautiful highlight on your brow bone!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Korres Ginger and Vitamin Foundation

Korres foundation = AMAZING!
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As most of you know I am NOT a foundation fan. There is just something about it that makes me look very unnatural. My skin has been extremely dry this winter and the Bare Minerals just wasn't looking right. It was setting in all my new fine lines and made my face look kinda flakey from the dryness.

The Korres Ginger and Vitamin foundation is a dewy, creamy, sheer, water based, light to medium foundation. It still makes you look like YOU while covering your imperfections such as redness and uneven skin tone.
MSN Shopping says "This lightweight, water based formula contains ginger extract to tone and moisturize while vitamins C and E protect the skin from external damage."

This is the most natural looking foundation I've ever tried! What else is amazing about it is that is natural. It is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Synthetic Fragrances- Synthetic Dyes- PhthalatesWhat else you need to know:Ginger & Vitamins Foundation contains an SPF 10 and is part of the Korres Color Collection, a range of homeopathic formulas that provide flawless color and skincare benefits from natural ingredients.

The first day I wore it I had two compliments that my skin looked so smooth and dewy.
I'm hooked. Can't wait to try Korres Wild Rose foundation.

Hands down best foundation I've tried so far. Retails for $28 at Sephora's. It comes in a tube so you get more product for your money! No more shaking the foundation bottle to get the last drop out!

I got the color LF2 (even numbers are for warm skin tones).

PS- Angelina Jolie is also a fan!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Baby Diaper Rash Cream on your face? WHAT?

Lollipop26 mentioned not that long ago that she used Sudocrem (which is a diaper rash cream for babies) and it worked wonders on her face. I don't know if they sell that brand in the US but I've got babies so you better believe I've got diaper cream at my house. I thought I'd try it because hey it couldn't hurt. Diaper rash cream is made to soothe, moisturize, calm, reduce redness, and helped chapped skin...it's made for the MOST SENSITIVE skin (a baby)!

THIS DID WONDERS. You know the saying..."as smooth as a baby's bottom"...well...I'm here to tell you... that's what your face will feel like. No joke.

I have a lot of redness in my skin and it's been extremely dry and flaky from the cold this winter. I put the cream on my face (I used A&D ointment but you could use any brand) and let it sit on my face for 2 hours ( some people sleep with it on). When I washed it off...wow! So smooth and a lot less red....and felt SO moisturized! I read that it can also help with acne because it has zinc oxide in it.

I highly, highly recommend you try this...yes the thought of putting diaper rash cream on your face is kinda weird but it really works and you'll be on your way to being as smooth as a baby's bottom!:) :) :)

Friday, February 13, 2009

The Bachelor

Ok, so this is totally non make-up related but I'm dying with anticipation for the finale. From day one I've been trying to guess who he was going to pick like most of us girls do. I came across a page called www.realitysteve.com and it's totally changed on how I think of the show. I'm still obsessed but now I'm kinda confused.
Apparently there is a HUGE bombshell that's going to be dropped on us...something we never saw coming. Realitysteve tells us that the motto for this season is "not everything is as it seems".
He quotes-
"I’ve never been one to ever spoil anything upcoming on the “Bachelor”, and I’m not about to start doing it either. But I just wanted to remind everyone to remember this date of January 27th, a good month before the finale airs. Just when you think ABC fell asleep at the wheel, and just when the message boarders thought they had this season figured out by dissecting pictures, and freeze framing shots, and looking at pinky rings, and freckles, etc. Just when everyone and their mothers thought they knew what was going on this season on the “Bachelor”, ABC decided to grow a brain and pull a fast one. All I will say is this: Not everything is as seems, and just when you think you know, you don’t know. DO NOT believe everything you see or read. You’re gonna have to think on this one. So when the finale airs, and your jaw hits the floor, just remember Reality Steve warned you ahead of time. Deal?"

Ok, so ABC is going to pull a fast one on us? Was this season scripted? Was everything fake?
Realitysteve gives us clues that help us figure out the ending so far they are

1. K.Moon/Rebecca- clue means Keith Moon from the WHO and Rebecca Howe from Cheers. So, clue means "It's not who he picks but HOW he does it". So the bombshell is not WHO he picks but HOW he picks her. Hmmmmm... I wanna know MORE.

2. 2/3 I have no idea what this clue means yet. He hasn't yet said because nobody has figured it out. My theory is out of the final 3 girls only 1 is real and the others are actors.

3. Montreal- don't know what this means yet but some say the clue means "exposure". Everything will be exposed in the finale.

Ok, so go to realitysteve.com and get obsessed trying to figure it all out, too.
What do you think is going to happen???

Saturday, February 7, 2009

A Comparison between Bliss Labs and Clean & Clear

I'm going to do a quick comparison between Bliss Labs Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask and Clean & Clear's Oxygenating Fizzing Cleanser.
Now I know these are two different products...one is a mask and one is a cleanser. However, I didn't see much of a difference between the two except the Clean and Clear was a little better and let me tell you why.

Ok, so the Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask is a mask you leave on your face for about 5 minutes 2-3 times a week. You apply it to a damp face and it starts to foam up...it's a very light foam and starts to fade away very quickly. You might feel a bit of a tingly itcy sensation because the form creates little bubbles and they start popping...it feel very itcy like I said. I'm always very tempted to scratch my face. I will admit my face feels very smooth and it gives a rose look to the cheeks... but other that that...I'm not sure what it does. I'm kinda confused, really. It's $50 I believe from Sephora's. $50 is a lot of money to give you kinda smooth skin for a day. For me... it's really not worth the money.
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Clean & Clear makes the Oxygenating Fizzing Cleanser and I think this is way better and basically does the SAME thing except it deep cleans your skin and removes your make-up. It foams up 10X's better than the Bliss Mask. It's foam city...and I liked it! My face felt very smooth and it always gave a little rosyness to the cheeks. I don't really care for that though because I have enough red in my skin. This cleanser is gentle, non-drying, clears acne, goes on thick, washes off easy, nice scent. There are a lot of pros to this and not very many cons. I can't think of any. The price is I believe $7...you can't beat that.
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So, to me they are basically the same but the clean and clear cleanses your skin and is a lot less expensive!
Bliss Labs Price: $52
Clean and Clear Price: $6-7.99