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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Benefit Blush

I was trying to figure out what my "go to" blush is.  And I don't really have one.  I like to use lots of different ones, but I do seem to use these Benefit blushes more than others.  The colors are so pretty, long lasting, compliment my skin, and don't change color once they are on for a while.  They also smell really good!  Kind of fruity....

Coralista, Thrrrob, Dallas, Bella Bamba

 Coralista, Thrrrob, Dallas, Bella Bamba
My favorite right now is Dallas.  It's pretty as a bronzer, but it actually works well on my skin as a blush too.  I put it over Mac's Brit Wit.  It is a nice winter combination on my pale skin.  Just use a light hand!  They can be a bit chalky if you apply too much (IMO).  I'm not a huge fan of the box packaging....although now with their newer ones they have a mirror and the lid is attached (Bella Bamba).  You get a decent amount for the money, 120 g for $28.  I don't think I will hit pan (or box lol) on any of them for a long time.  They have several shades, with Hervana being the newest one.  You can see that one here.  For those of you who may feel they are a little too pricey, there are some great dupes by Hard Candy called "Fox in a Box" for a more affordable $6.  I don't have any of these myself, they are available at Walmart and are always sold out when I go, but I plan on trying them, and if you check out YouTube, you can see some comparisons. 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

MAC Naked Honey Skin Salve

sorry, a little blurry...
It may not be fair to review this particular product, since you can't purchase it at a MAC counter or on the website. can buy it at CCOs (cosmetic company outlets) that most outlet malls have.  I got mine at the Cincinnati Premium Outlet Mall.  It was $15 and worth every penny.  I went to the mall a couple of months ago, and bought a few things at the CCO, and didn't notice the Naked Honey Skin Salve until I was walking out.  I tested it on my cuticles (which are a dried up raggedy mess) and went home.  On my way, I kept thinking how well it moisturized them, better then any cuticle cream or oil I've tried. time we hit the flea markets, which just happen to be across the street from the mall, I went and got one.  And I have to say it's one of the best beauty purchases I've made!  You got a huge amount, 1.41 oz.  I use it every night on my cuticles (and sometimes during the day when I think of it) and slather some on my lips.  Often during the day, I'll grab this instead of a lipstick or gloss, especially now that the weather has turned frigid cooler.  It is a honey color, the consistency is a bit like Vaseline, but not in a slimy way.  It has a pleasant taste, slightly sweet, although I don't recommend doing a lot of lip licking.  Another nice point for me is, it's in a large enough container with a screw on lid.  Those little tiny pots of cream and lip balms that are flat, (like Nivia, and Burt's Bees) are so hard to open......ok, I just realized I've gone on an awful lot over some lip salve-balm-moisturizer.....but those who know me won't think it's odd at all :-).  Anyway, if you have the chance to grab this it!

Current Movie Favs

  • Anything with Jason Stathem in it
  • Napoleon Dynamite (no explanation needed)
  • The Strangers (one of the only scary movies that actually "scares me"
  • Julie & Julia (I do my cooking vicariously through this movie lol)
  • Under the Tuscan Sun (for the scenary if nothing else)
  • any "of the Dead" movies, i.e., Diary of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Shaun of the Dead