Monday, September 26, 2016

Buxom Lash Mascara

This is my favorite mascara friends!!!

I just tried a new mascara. It's not surprising. I always seem to be trying a new mascara.
buxom lash mascara tube
I purchased Buxom Lash Mascara during the Ulta 21 Days of Beauty sale. It was a good deal.  $10.00 which is half of the regular price. Buxom is owned by Bare Escentuals and is not tested on animals.

They claim Buxom Lash Mascara separates and define lashes 
buxom lash mascara package
and intensely volumizes right on the box.

buxom lash mascara package
I read a few bad reviews of this mascara but I wanted to see how it would work for me. Some people have said that it's dry or it dries out quickly in the tube and clumps when applied. They say it doesn't do much for their lashes, doesn't add volume and that it is difficult to remove. 

Well for or me........ I love it!!! It gives me a bold lash look.  I think my lashes look spectacular! I had very little clumping as you can see. The lashes do stick together a little. This is four thin coats. I like the smooth look it has.
buxom lash mascara on lashes
I think a little more effort from me with the brush would have helped separate the lashes more. The brush is great!
It's one of those firm bristle brushes that really does help separate the lashes and prevent clumping.
buxom lash mascara brush
I don't find this mascara to be dry at all. It is does take some effort to remove, but I have used lots of mascaras that take effort in the removal department. That is not a draw back for me. The color is blackest black. I have trouble with my mascara fading as the day goes on, but this one stays very black all day long. I have had not smearing or smudging throughout the day. There isn't any eye irritation either.

Does it separate, define and volumize? It does separate and it does define for sure. I find it lengthens more than it volumizes. That's fine with me.  I like a lengthen mascara more that a volumizing mascara. I find volumizing mascaras clump easily. I totally recommend that you try it.
My only regret is that I didn't buy two during the sale!

Ingredients:
Water (Aqua/Eau), Beeswax (Cera Alba), Butylene Glycol, Pvp, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax (Copernicia Cerifera Cera), Sucrose Polystearate, Acrylates Copolymer, Stearic Acid, Tribehenin, Behenyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 80, Triethanolamine, PEG-800, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Rhodochrosite Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Squalane, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Disodium Edta, Bisabolol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hematite, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510).

Find Buxom Lash Mascara at Ulta and Sephora for $20.00. There is the regular formula, which I tried, and a waterproof formula, which I haven't tried yet. 

I found a small travel size on Amazon for $9.99. A travel size is a great way to try a product at a lower cost!


Read more mascara reviews! 


Have a Beautiful Day!
xo


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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Zoya Urban Grunge Fall/Winter 2016 Nail Polish Collection

The Fall/Winter collection from Zoya is 
zoya urban grunge swatches
There are 6 creams and 6 holos in the Urban Grunge Collection. The creams are one coat polishes. The holos are metallic shimmers.  I am always skeptical when is comes to a polish that claims to be a one coat polish. I find that they streak and really need a second coat.  
zoya urban grunge one coat creams
So how do the Zoya Urban Grunge One Coat Creams fair? 
They are very pigmented and actually look good with one coat. I'm very pleased!


zoya urban grunge metallic halos
The holos have nice depth to them. They are shimmery and beautiful. Alicia, Finley and Merida need 2 coats for good coverage and have more obvious glitter particles in them than the other 3 holos

Troy, Britta and Ash are highly pigmented. One coat of them gives good coverage, but they have more shimmering dimension with 2 coats.


zoya urban grunge collection
As always, I have my favorites.

Mallory is a fabulous blue with saturated rich color. I just love it! It is my very favorite of the bunch. It went right on my toes!!!
zoya mallory

August is a rich creamy gray, not too dark and not too light. I think my clients will be using this one a lot. This is one coat.
zoya august

Alicia is a glittery silver metallic with a bit of gold. It's light and bright. A perfect party color. This is two coats.
zoya alicia

Troy is a pewter gray metallic with a gold cast. Gorgeous! This is one coat.
zoya troy

Ash is a rich cherry red with red and gold fine shimmer particles. This is two coats.
zoya ash

It reminds me of Sarah which is another Zoya color I love. This is Sarah on my toes.
zoya sarah

I'm sure Ash is going to be a client favorite at Christmastime. 

Find this collection in salons and at zoya.com for $10 each.

Have a Beautiful Day!



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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Chicken Poop for your lips?

I came upon this lip moisturizer in Bed Bath & Beyond.
chicken poop lip junk
 It doesn't sound like something I would want to put on my lips! I turned the product over and did what I always do. I read the ingredient list. Guess what? I would put this Chicken Poop on my lips! The ingredients look fabulous!
chicken poop lip junk ingredients
So why is it called Chicken Poop???

"Grandpa says:
If ya got dry lips
put chicken poop on 'em
so ya won't lick 'em."

Bahahahaha!

I read up on the company, Simone Chickenbone and they are my kind of people. Earth friendly packaging, natural ingredients, no animal testing and a great sense of humor!

They also make a lip shimmer in 3 colors called LA Chick Poo Poo, a body moisturizer called Good Gravy and a natural deodorant called Kill it Dead. lol!

I never thought I'd say I gotta go get some me Chicken Poop! 
Check them out at ilovechickenpoop.com

Have a beautiful day!


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Friday, September 9, 2016

How to Spray Tan your Face

We love our spray tans! They make us look gorgeously tan without the sun damage to our skin. If you are using a spray formula, how do you apply the spray self tanner to your face? I give you a bit of application advice.

Don't spray the tanner directly on your face! Spray it onto a makeup sponge, then use the sponge to apply the tanner to your face. so you aren't actually spray tanning your face, your just self tanning it. Cosmetic wedges are perfect. They are inexpensive and easy to find. 

Get cosmetic wedges on Amazon.



cosmetic wedges

How to apply Spray Tan to your Face

Step 1: Exfoliate
Exfoliate your face prior to application with an exfoliating product for made faces only. A body exfoliating product will be too rough for your face. 

I always love YonKa Gommage. It's an effective, gentle spa/salon soft peel product. It is a gel you apply to your face, allow it to become sticky then roll it off with your fingers. Rinse off the residue and you're ready to move to the next step.

Step 2: Moisturize
A thin layer of moisturizer before application of self tanner will help you achieve a more even tan. 

Apply your favorite facial moisturizer. My favorite for oily skin is Ole Hendriksen Counter Balance Oil Control Hydrator. It's great for summer time oily skin!

Step 3: Apply the Tanner
Spray the self tanner onto the cosmetic wedge and apply it to your face like you would apply foundation. 

Applying 2 thin layers of tanner instead of one thick layer will give you a more even tan. 

Apply one layer. Wait 15 minutes, then apply the second coat.

You could just try a creamy formula instead, but if you are using a spray tanner you like on your body, you should use the same product on your face for a good color match.

There are many good cream and mousse self tanning products that give a nice tan without making you look orange like someone we see on the news everyday these days!

Fake Bake The Face Self Tanning Lotion and Body Drench Quick Tan Instant Bronzing Mousse are two good ones to try. 

Follow the same application procedure as the spray tanner. Exfoliate, Moisturize and Apply. 

Apply the cream or mousse directly to your face using gloved fingers to massage on a smooth even layer. Always read the product label for the manufacturers specific directions for best results.

Read more about self tanner application

A spray tan is not a real tan so it gives you no protection from the sun's UV rays. Always wear a sunscreen over you fake tan.


Enjoy your beautiful tanned face with no damage from the sun!

Have Beautiful Day!

xo
Jill
Licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Makeup Artist

 Wedding, special occasion or everyday makeup and skin care services available in the Philadelphia, Pa. area. 

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Butterflies and Flowers Tattoo

butterflies and flower tattoo
Tattoo by Mike D. at Olde Media Tattoo
This beautiful tattoo belongs to a friend of mine. It's on the side of her body. Like many tattoos, it has special meaning. That's what I love about tattoos. There's almost always a special meaning to them. 

This tattoo began as 3 butterflies representing this special person, her sister and her mother. You can see them there in the center in blue, pink and yellow. 
butterflies and flower tattoo closeup
The tattoo then grew a few years later with beautiful pink flowers to honor her mother. It's a butterfly garden.  I just love a butterfly garden... 
butterfly on butterfly bush
a live one and a tattooed one!

Pink tulips are her Mom's favorite flowers. Such a beautiful, special tribute. 

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Color your World!


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