Monthly Archives: October 2007

It's Here to Stay

I have a problem with rubbing my eyes. When I’m wearing eye makeup, I often forget I have it on and rub my eyes. It’s only once I’m rubbing my eye that I remember “oh! I have makeup on”. The result is often smudged mascara and it never occurred to me to try a waterproof mascara to try and tame this problem. Once I tried this mascara, I was a believer.

Prescriptives Here to Stay 24-Hour Longwear Mascara Prescriptives Here to Stay 24-Hour Longwear Mascara lives up to it’s name and I’m not alone on this one, some other gals feel the same way. I haven’t been a fan of the type of wand this mascara features but once I began using it, I forgot why I had a problem with it in the first place. Each time I apply this product, it goes on clump free and the bristles separate my lashes well. I usually have a problem with mascara flaking off during the day onto my lower eye area. This mascara makes this a thing of the past. Best of all, I’ve caught myself mid eyerubbing and the mascara didn’t budge.

This made me want to see what it would look like if I didn’t take it off at night. I woke up expecting to see these horrible raccoon eyes in the mirror but surprisingly, the mascara held up pretty well. My lashes still appeared to have some color and separation to them and there was very little smudging. Makes me wonder what it would really be like if I wasn’t such a crazy sleeper. smile

It’s Here to Stay

I have a problem with rubbing my eyes. When I’m wearing eye makeup, I often forget I have it on and rub my eyes. It’s only once I’m rubbing my eye that I remember “oh! I have makeup on”. The result is often smudged mascara and it never occurred to me to try a waterproof mascara to try and tame this problem. Once I tried this mascara, I was a believer.

Prescriptives Here to Stay 24-Hour Longwear Mascara Prescriptives Here to Stay 24-Hour Longwear Mascara lives up to it’s name and I’m not alone on this one, some other gals feel the same way. I haven’t been a fan of the type of wand this mascara features but once I began using it, I forgot why I had a problem with it in the first place. Each time I apply this product, it goes on clump free and the bristles separate my lashes well. I usually have a problem with mascara flaking off during the day onto my lower eye area. This mascara makes this a thing of the past. Best of all, I’ve caught myself mid eyerubbing and the mascara didn’t budge.

This made me want to see what it would look like if I didn’t take it off at night. I woke up expecting to see these horrible raccoon eyes in the mirror but surprisingly, the mascara held up pretty well. My lashes still appeared to have some color and separation to them and there was very little smudging. Makes me wonder what it would really be like if I wasn’t such a crazy sleeper. smile

Ahhh Ahava

My skin has been at its absolute driest lately, which calls for mega doses of exfoliation and lotion. The lotion part, I have no problem with. Exfoliation, though, is another story – slathering my body in oily, coarse salt scrubs in the shower is so unappealing. I also usually spill half the container of scrub in the shower, making the floor slippery and downright dangerous. Which is why I fell in love with Ahava’s luscious Butter Salt from their Pure Spa line.

Ahava's Uplifting Butter Salt Ahava’s body scrub is completely different for several reasons. It comes in a hearty tub, and the product is dry – no runny oils and slipper salts. Instead, dig your fingers into the tub and pull out a handful of solid product. Wet it lightly and begin to rub into your skin. The Butter Salt begins to melt and slide over your skin, moisturizing and exfoliating at once. The scent is soothing – Mandarin and Cedarwood – and clings lightly to the skin. By the time your scrubbing is complete, the product has evolved into a lotion consistency, sealing in moisture.

Ahava’s product line is based on the healing and anti-aging benefits of natural ingredients pulled from the Dead Sea. If you’ve never explored this line, check it out an Ulta near you.

L'Occitane Thinks Pink

From one hand cream to the next… this one’s for a good cause though.

L'Occitane's Shea Butter Hand Cream This year L’Occitane is donating $20,000 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the cure for breast cancer. You can show your support by picking up their best selling Shea Butter Hand Cream. During the month of October, the Limited Edition Pink Shea Butter Hand Cream has replaced the regular Shea Butter Hand Cream and this is only available this month.

It’s best selling for a reason, it’s a fantastic thick hand cream that smells amazing. It features honey and sweet almond extract and jasmine and ylang-ylang essences. Even though I like a thinner consistency, this scent keeps me coming back to it. It’s what I use when I really need to give my hands a treat.

L’Occitane Thinks Pink

From one hand cream to the next… this one’s for a good cause though.

L'Occitane's Shea Butter Hand Cream This year L’Occitane is donating $20,000 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the cure for breast cancer. You can show your support by picking up their best selling Shea Butter Hand Cream. During the month of October, the Limited Edition Pink Shea Butter Hand Cream has replaced the regular Shea Butter Hand Cream and this is only available this month.

It’s best selling for a reason, it’s a fantastic thick hand cream that smells amazing. It features honey and sweet almond extract and jasmine and ylang-ylang essences. Even though I like a thinner consistency, this scent keeps me coming back to it. It’s what I use when I really need to give my hands a treat.

Shake My Hand

I’m a collector, when I see something in a new line of products, I pick it up even though I have no need for it. Soap and Glory’s Great Shakes Hand Creme is a fine example of this. I saw some at Target one day and couldn’t help myself even though I’m perfectly happy with my hand cream.

Soap and Glory's Great Shakes Hand Cream If you like your hand cream on the thicker side, you’ll like this product. It doesn’t absorb as quickly as I’d like it to, it takes a little bit but once it does, your hands will feel incredibly soft. I marveled at how soft my hands really were. It doesn’t leave a greasy residue on your hands either. As an added bonus, my hands remained moisturized after a little hand washing. Just like the line’s bubble bath, this hand cream shares the same scent. It’s a combination of bergamot, strawberries, manadarin, musk, amber and warm vanilla.

The product actually claims repeated use should bring visible reduction in dehydration related lines and wrinkles but I haven’t been using this consistently enough to attest to the claim. If you have, please let us know though.

We Wish You Wealth

It’s the season of the palette and Tarte has yet another limited edition palette in available only at Sephora.

Tarte's We Wish You Wealth Palette Tarte’s all new We Wish You Wealth palette is packed with products. It includes 16 new eyeshadows, 16 new lipglosses, 4 gel eyeliners, 4 new cheek stains, 3 lip sheers, primer, luminizer and mini brushes to help you use all of these products. You have endless combinations here right in one palette. I think I’m adding this to my wishlist.

And while you’re coveting this palette, set up a reminder to watch Tarte’s Maureen Kelly on QVC this Saturday at 7pm EST. She’s fun to watch!

It's All Good

Redken's All Soft Velvet Whip Treatment I know a lot of blogs are expected to review the hottest new thing on the market, but lets face it, sometimes the best products are those that are tried and true classics.

Case in point – Redken’s All Soft Velvet Whip Thermal Softening Treatment. I have been using this product as a daily conditioner on my fried ends with good results. I recently decided to follow the directions (for once) and apply after towel drying then leave on for 15 minutes. Boy, did I see results. I woke up today with silky soft strands. Styling was a breeze this morning, and my hair feels like it did before I discovered hairspray and blow dryers.

It’s All Good

Redken's All Soft Velvet Whip Treatment I know a lot of blogs are expected to review the hottest new thing on the market, but lets face it, sometimes the best products are those that are tried and true classics.

Case in point – Redken’s All Soft Velvet Whip Thermal Softening Treatment. I have been using this product as a daily conditioner on my fried ends with good results. I recently decided to follow the directions (for once) and apply after towel drying then leave on for 15 minutes. Boy, did I see results. I woke up today with silky soft strands. Styling was a breeze this morning, and my hair feels like it did before I discovered hairspray and blow dryers.

Wash Up

I’ll admit I’m guilty. Time and time again, I don’t remove my makeup before going to bed if I was sleeping at my boyfriend’s house. I promise I won’t do it again since I found these Basis So Refreshing Cleansing Cloths.

Basis Facial Cleansing Cloths I like the idea of pre-moistened cloths that provide a sink, water and soap in one convenient package, however these cloths take it one notch up. They are individually wrapped, which allows you to keep a supply anywhere you should need it. Unlike other packaged wipes, these won’t leak in your purse. They also won’t dry up by the time you get to the second half of your supply (as I’ve had happen in the past). Basis So Fresh Cleansing Cloths actually did a good job of removing my makeup and eye makeup, without irritating my skin. The cloths are sizable and contain beneficial natural ingredients like aloe, chamomile, and green tea. The scent is very fresh and crisp and lingers on your skin in just the slightest way.

Now there’s no more excuses to wash up.