Posts Tagged 'mascara'

Going off the grid

Sorry in advance, but you are getting another mascara post, and you are going to LIKE IT! My YSL mascara is near the very bottom, and you know how I feel about Benefit’s That Gal. So… I was in a state of mind that was easily persuade-able. One of my friends read the Benefit post and let me in on her ittle little secret – Cover Girl ! I am a huge drug store makeup snot. As you’ve probably noticed. I was open and willing to try it though. And was pleased with the results. The Lash Blast Luxe has a bit of shimmer and color. I got the Black Emerald. It’s very subtle in terms of color, but the brush was great, and my lashes look long and voluminous. It’s about $8 bucks, so for those on a money diet ( I need to start one STAT) this is a great economical choice.  It comes in four different tints. Hope you likes!

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Sad face – update to my Arnold Palmer post

Well, I knew there must be more plum mascara out there, and my cube mate Laura just pointed me to YSL’s site, where, TEASES, they have a purple mascara. BUT ITS OUT OF STOCK! Its not anywhere. I looked high and low on the interwebs. I have sad faces right now.  See below for my sad face. YSL is my fave mascara. Blarg. I will continue to stalk this website and keep you posted on any notable findings.  Feel free to share ideas if you have a mascara suggestion for me to try!

An Arnold Palmer

It has been many many weeks since last I posted. I started to lose my mojo. My golden gal LL reminded me to post this weekend so I had to get back in the saddle.  For your viewing pleasure – a new product review!

You know that I am the first person to rave about Benefit. I do it quite frequently. I happened upon the Bad Gal Lash in Plum a few weeks back and I have to say – it falls into the Arnold Palmer category – half and half, comme ci comme ca, metza metz. Here’s why –

Pros:

  • It makes my green/blue eyes pop
  • Its really fun and different
  • I couldn’t find any other highish-end cosmetic brands that carried a similar color

Cons:

  • It isn’t very dramatic
  • It doesn’t last very long
  • It smudges all over the place and I look like I have two black eyes in the morning if I forgot to take it off

I tried to find a comparison to do for all y’all but couldn’t find one. I’ve used the blue Dior before and loved it so I guess I am holding it to that bar of colored mascaras. Would I buy it again? Probably not. Will I wear it till its gone? You betcha. Shout if you have any other fun color ideas for me! Anxious to try!

My grown-up Christmas list

I listened to so many GD christmas songs this year I only think in christmas lyrics, hence the blog title. If you’ve read the blog you will know that I had a lot of products on my list this year. I ended up with two things – one of my tried & true’s and a newbie – my Bliss Fabulous foaming face wash AND Philosophy Eye Hope – YIPPEEEE! My husband was “smaaaht” (Boston-speak for smart) enough to get me the industrial sized face wash. I am also SOO very excited for my Eye Hope. I only started using it Christmas morning so the jury is still out BUT I am going to do it twice a day and see what’s what in a few weeks.

I also had Philosophy Hope in A Jar on my list, but I didn’t get it. I am A-OK with that though, because as a Sephora Beauty Insider, I just got a fatty sample of Clarins Extra Firming Day Creme

Shopping for others at Sephora.com is the gift that keeps on giving if you are a Beauty Insider.  For example, the Clarins sample I got was little over an ounce of day creme. 1.7 Oz. retails for $78… so do the math. That’s about $40 bucks worth of high-end face creme for all my hard work shopping for me and my lovely lady friends!

So far, I really like the Clarins face creme.  It’s technically for women over 40 – which I am about a decade away from.  I don’t see the harm in using it at this stage. I will have to ask my esthetician next time I go. If it reduces the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles, and its free – it’s for me!

So back to my christmas scores – my sister got me Benefit Sugar Bomb. It’s a really pretty blush that combines four different colors.  My skin is quite pale right now and it gives me just a little hint of peachy-rosiness.  Note to gals who are looking for a very aggressive blush/bronzer – this isn’t it. It’s very sheer – so I do a bit of bronzer on cheek bones, forehead, chin, under chin for contour and forehead and then dust this on the apples of my cheeks and along my cheekbones. Perfection! My love for Benefit is a well established fact at this point.

AND THEN – it only gets better! One of the gals on my team got me Arbonne’s Awaken Sea Salt Scrub.

I automatically liked it because it smells like sugary-citrus. That is my favorite bath/shower scent because its sweet and fresh.  I have used the scrub twice so far and my face feels great afterward. I figure a few times a week will be plenty, and it will make the product last longer! I am so smart.

Finally – I also scored a $50 Sephora gift card, which I obviously ALREADY used. It was burning a hole in my pocket! I was tempted to grab Philosophy Hope in a Jar but I was all out of my most favorite product, Benefit That Gal. I am also running low on my YSL mascara so I decided to use it to stock up on my staples.

All in all – a VERY successful holiday as it relates to furthering my beautification.   My skin better look hottsie tottsie after all these products and treatments! There is one little leftover product I have been pining away for since October that I am going to have to pick up in the next few days – Trish McEvoy Blackberry & Vanilla fragrance. Luckily I have a little bit of Pink Sugar left to carry me through. Even though its my signature scent I am going to go off the grid and rock some Trish for a bit and see how I like it!