Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Classic Beauty Porduct: Lip Color

Looking for that perfect holiday red lipstick? Revlon's classic red lip color Fire & Ice was introduced in 1952 and has been a best seller ever since! Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick. revlon.com

Please note: Revlon is now on the animal testing list. It wasn't when this was written but it is now.

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Classic Beauty Product: Moisturizer

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion has been a best selling product since 1968.  One bottle is sold every 4.8 seconds and it has won 14 Best Beauty Awards from Allure Magazine. It is a nice basic, hydrating, non irritating moisturizer that contains no SPF, no antioxidants, and no anti aging ingredients. Yet, it is a best seller. Amazing! clinique.com

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Class Reunion Makeup: Part 2

Now that you have added color to your skin, look younger by adding more color to the eyes and lips.  Use soft shimmer and matte eye shadows in shades of brown, taupe, peach or gray.  Use a brush or eye shadow applicator to apply a light to medium shade of eye shadow with a little shimmer to the eyelid. Add a darker matte shade to the crease of the eye and the outer corner of the eyelid. Apply a thin line of dark brown, charcoal or black eyeliner to the top lash line. Curl your lashes for a lifting effect.  Then, take your time applying 2 or 3 coats of brown/black or black mascara to your top lashes.  Apply one thin coat of mascara to the bottom lashes.  Finish with a rosy or peachy coral lipstick topped with a little lip gloss to create fuller, moist, more youthful lips.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Class Reunion Makeup: Part 1

We all want to look our best at a class reunion. Makeup can do amazing things! Start by adding color to your skin. Pale washed out skin is aging.  Begin with a moisturizing liquid foundation that matches your skin tone.  Pat the foundation onto your face with a moist sponge to give you a light coverage.  Use a concealer applied with a brush sparingly to hide under eye circles and any other imperfections.  Brush on a powder bronzer to your cheeks, temples, outer edges of your forehead and along your jawline.  Now, add a nice rosy or peachy pink blush to the apples of your cheeks.  Use only a light dusting of power to blend the colors together and set your makeup.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Nail Polish Shelf Life

If your nail polish look like this........
it has lived it's life! You may be able to get it to remix but, it most likely won't dry right or give you a nice shine. They say the shelf life for nail polish is 2 years but I think it can be longer if stored properly.

Polish Storage Tips
1. Heat and sun exposure can cause changes in the color and consistency of your polish. Store it in a cool,dry, dark place, not the medicine cabinet in your bathroom!

2. Keep the polish lid tightly closed to keep the solvents in the polish. Solvents keep the polish the proper consistency. Clean old hard polish from the neck of the polish bottle to ensure a tight seal.

3. Some people think refrigerating their polish makes it last longer. I think just a cool, dry place is fine!

4. Store polish in an upright position. This will prevent a messy leak if the lid wasn't on tight. Also, the blender beads in the polish bottle will do a better mixing job if they are settled on the bottom.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Johnson's Baby Shampoo Warning

Johnson's baby shampoo contains a potentially cancer causing chemical. Johnson and Johnson claims the formaldehyde releasing preservative used in the shampoo is approved and safe. What? It can cause cancer! Formaldehyde is being removed from nail polish. Why in the world is it in baby shampoo? The preservative ingredient is quaternium 15.  It's interesting that a different version of the product is sold over seas to the UK, Denmark, Finland, The Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Japan and South Africa that does not contain this preservative. Johnson's products also contains dioxane, another carcinogen. This is just not acceptable! There are lots of great safe natural baby products you can use instead. Try Burt's Bees Baby Bee Products. They are great products that are safe and not tested on animals. 
click here for Burts Bees baby products   

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

How many products do you use per day?

According to a  GQ/Allure survey, what is the number of beauty products women use each day? Men?
Women-16. Men-11. 
I guess I'm a bit extreme! On a serious beauty day, you know hair washed,deep conditioned and styled, nails done, facial....... I can use 34 products! Just doing my part to keep the economy going!

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