Wednesday, August 4, 2010

1000 Subscriber Thank You Contest Video Uploaded

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Monday, August 2, 2010

Mark Eyeshadows & Palette

Hi Everyone,

Where has July gone? I can't believe it is the first week of August already. I hope everyone is having a great summer.

I remember the years of Avon ladies selling their products at home visits.  Then, other than everyone loving the Avon Skin So Soft for keeping the mosquitos away, I really lost track of their line.  Recently I've heard a buzz (no the mosquitos aren't back) about Avon's Mark Line and had to check it out.  Am I glad I did, I've fallen in love with their eyeshadows.

The color assortment is fabulous. The price can't be beat at $5.00 per shadow and BEST of all is the
Mark Snap To It Mega Custom Color Palette. It can hold a combination of their eyeshadows or blushes and comes with two brushes. At $8.00 it is a must have! If you haven't checked out MARK yet, what are you waiting for? They are just a click away at

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Veld's Eye Magic

Abracadabra, Alakazaam, what ever magical expression you like, this product is pure magic.  I picked it up on a recent visit to Italy and have been using and loving it everyday! It is a product out of France with two main ingredients. First, it has Rooibos (pronounced roybus) a red bush plant from South Africa which contains loads of antioxidants. The second ingredient is Haloxyl which is said to reduce the blood pigments which causes dark under eye circles and is an anti-inflammatory. Veld's is named after the grasslands area in South Africa called "The Veld". Rooibus, or red bush, is also available in tea form and is said to be better liked, and tolerated, than green tea. It is a one size fits all, only available in one color, goes on like a dream and makes all the my under eye problems "disappear" POOF!  Now if I could only snap my fingers say the magic words and lose 10 pounds :D

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid Sunblock SPF 70

Hi Everyone,

I'm off to beautiful Italy tomorrow where I will be traveling on the Amalifi coast.  It will be very hot there and of course I am taking plenty of sunscreen with me.  I've just found this Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid Sunblock and am loving it. Best of all it is a dupe for some of my more expensive brands and is only $11.00 for 1.4 ounces.  It is very similar to my Prescriptives All Weather Friend which retails for $26.60 and comes in a one ounce size and my Laura Mercier Daily Face Shield which is also a one ounce size and retails for $45.00.  WOW, talk about hitting the jackpot. Great protection and a great price! This has a very light application, dries to a matte finish and works beautifully under makeup as a primer. Just remember that the SPF 70 doesn't mean you are getting double the protection of a SPF 35, the potency increases only slightly as the number goes up.  What is most important is to remember to re-apply often when you will be out in the sun all day.
Bye for now, or as they say in Italy, ARRIVEDERCI! 

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Shiseido Hydro-Powder Cream Eyeshadow ~ Languid Lagoon

I wish I didn't like this so much. It's creamy, glides on my eyes, the color is dreamy and it is so expensive. $25.00 for a single eyeshadow? I know, it's Shiseido and it's fabulous, but that is 15 eyeshadows for me from my beloved NYX trios. Or, 5 shadows from my new favorite Mark (Avon) eyeshadows. (Check out the Mark shadow in Pool, it's a pretty close dupe to this color. 

Having said my peace about the price I have to admit I'd buy another color in this line. The colors are so lush, so Vincent Van Gogh like ( my favorite artist).  Shiseido hooked me in the minute they put this display up at my local department store and I walked by. 

If you are going to splurge on one makeup item, this is it. 

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow

Hi Everyone,

This is an eyeshadow you simply have to try. I bought it in Mocha Motion and really love the consistency and wear of these shadows. I was determined to find an drugstore eyeshadow to review and recommend on my youtube channel. Yes, I still love all my other shadows but this really is amazing for under $5.00. If you are new to eyeshadow, this quad is a must. They've imprinted where to put each shadow (Lid/Crease/Brow Bone/Outer Corner) right into the shadow itself. Genius!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Physicians Formula Healthy Wear spf 50 Tinted Moisturizer


I found my summer foundation, Physicians Formula Healthy Wear spf50 Tinted Moisturizer. Phew! Trying saying that three times fast :)
I love that is has spf 50 and still manages not to smell like sunscreen. The finish is a bit dewey, which I personally don't mind in the summer, and can be finished off with your favorite powder if you like a more matte look. The only downside I've heard is the color selection. Truthfully though, this is a problem with tinted moisturizers in general. The Korres tinted moisturizer, which I didn't like at all, is also limited in colors and sells for more than twice the price.

I bought this in the lightest shade, Light to Fair, and have  read that some people are saying that this is a pretty good dupe for the Laura Mercier's tinted moisturizer spf 20 oil free in nude. Works for me, the Laura Mercier is $42.00 for 1.7 ounces and the Physicians Formula is around $13.00 for 1 ounce, depending on where you buy it. Oh, and did I mention this is a drugstore item so I bet you can find it at an even better price, check your weekly flyers.

I've been wearing this the past few days with my Korres Monoi Oil Bronzing Powder, another tongue twister, and love the look. Did I say summer foundation? I think this may become my year round, HG, foundation.