Friday, July 30, 2010

July Favorites

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Summer is speeding on by, just like always, but this year I am not so upset about it. The massive humidity and heat that has been plaguing the Northeast has been very on again/off again and I, for one, am looking forward to Fall!

Now that July has come to an end, I thought I'd share with you, dear readers, the beauty products/fashion trends/skin care items that I have been the most into this month <3

1) Turquoise jewelry -- I am woman obsessed when it comes to turquoise accessories! I love pairing turquoise bracelets, earrings, or rings with neutral outfits. The stones add the perfect pop of color and have the added bonus of complementing tan Indian skin tones!

2) T-strap sandals -- This style really makes my wide-ish feet appear longer and leaner and, in my opinion, add a little class to all of my summer ensembles. My favorite pairs are wedges...I'm not a big fan of heels, they just hurt too much :( Put me in a 1-2" wedge heel though, and thats a completely different story ;)

3) Bold pedicures -- As I mentioned earlier this month, I have really been into bright, bold polishes for my piggies. Makes 'em feel so ready for summer! I'm currently sporting Essie's Chubby Cheeks, a bright coral-y orange color that I am in love with!

4) The smudged eyeliner look -- I love this look for night! I like to apply eyeliner, mostly to the outer half of my eye, and smudge, with either the pencil's built-in smudger or a Q-tip, inwards to give it a smoky look. I've been using teal, purple, and shades of brown.

5) Maybelline Dream Mouse concealer -- I cannot rave about this product enough! It really pulled through for me when my skin just was not in a cooperating mood!! Best part, it stood up to the high levels of humidity and heat, what more can I ask for? Click here for a full review.

6) Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash -- This oldie-but-goodie that is usually collecting dust in my medicine cabinet (knock-on-wood), got a lot of use this month and helped to clear up my blemish outbreak! 

7) Nivea Lip Care A Kiss of Flavor, Cherry Tinted Lip Care -- I've said it before, and I'll say it again, I'm a lazy girl! I will jump at any opportunity to get the benefits of two products in one, and this product does just that. It has all the moisturizing/conditioning properties of a lip balm (c'mon, its by Nivea after all!) while leaving you with a pretty reddish pout, reminiscent of one too many cherry popsicles.

8) L'Oreal Colour Juice Sheer Juicy Lip Gloss in Peaches-n-Creme -- This is the perfect nude shade I've been searching for...the subtle peach gloss really goes great with my pigmented lips and brown skin :) The gloss smells nice, glides on smoothly, isn't sticky and lasts for a good amount of time. I may reapply once or twice over the course of a day...but it's a lip gloss and that's not a big deal for me at all! 

9) Side bangs -- About mid-July I got my hair cut...I went from mid-back length to just below my shoulders (not too crazy) and got my longer bangs (about chin length) cut a couple of inches to give me a fun fringe of side bangs! I rocked this look last summer and am loving it again this year. Though it may take me a couple more minutes to style my hair in the morning now, it's completely worth it...side bangs are a fun look that suit many face shapes :)

Let me know what your July favorites have been!!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

My Razor Burn and Ingrown Hair Solution

As I have mentioned before, one of my main beauty concerns is preventing razor burn and ingrown hairs. As a single gal livin' on a budget, I cannot afford the luxury of frequent visits to the salon for waxing and am too skeptical to invest in a epilator. I've stuck to my good ole Gillette Venus razor for the greater part of the past decade, and, pending any major issues in the future, will probably continue to do so until the next "big thing" in women's razors. During the summer months, I shave about once in every two to three days, and this can really take a toll on my already dry skin! I am also prone to the dreaded ingrowns on my legs and underarms. Thanks to the wonderful feedback from the ladies posting on the MakeupAlley boards, I was directed to TendSkin. While shopping for TendSkin, I was also advised by an employee at Sephora to get the Korres Yoghurt Cooling Gel to apply after TendSkin. Here are my thoughts on both:

Tend Skin Review:
I bought the Tend Skin Refillable Roll on from Sephora, It cost $17 for 2.5 oz. 
Positives -- I have been using this product for a little over a month and already have seen some great results! This is a pretty fast working product. I initially bought it because of painful red bumps in my bikini area. I used as advised, twice a day, and within a couple of days, the entire area was free and clear! I have also been using this on my legs, especially right after shaving, and though that is the time when it stings the most, it is also the time when TendSkin is the most effective! It helps to prevent future ingrowns because it works as an exfoliant! The area where this product has made the biggest impact, however, is my underarms. I have very sensitive underarms with ingrowns that aren't too pretty :( This product has been really making an impact! My underarms have much fewer red bumps, if any, and TendSkin has the added bonus of acting as a deodorant! How cool is that? This is most likely because of the alcohol content which helps with deterring bacteria formation. The roll-on applicator is really handy and allows for quick application without any waste.
Negatives -- I have been using these 2.5 oz since June and now I have about a pinky's width of product left. Though it is expensive, $17 every two months is not unreasonable. TendSkin is all about tough love...yes, it helps you get over those unsightly red bumps, but you gotta be able to handle a little stinging first. It is an alcohol-based product, so yes, it's gonna sting. Especially on freshly shaved skin! For this same reason, it also doesn't smell so great...but, in my opinion, small prices to pay for bump-free skin!!
Will I repurchase? -- Of course! Although this time, I going to go for the 16 oz. bottle and do some price shopping online.

Korres Yoghurt Cooling Gel Review:
I also bought this from Sephora. It cost $23.50 for 5.07 oz. 
Positives -- According to the packaging, it is originally intended to provide relief for sunburn, but the Sephora employee advised me to use this gel on areas that I used TendSkin on to provide some cooling relief after the stinging pain! I was intrigued by this gel having yogurt as it's main ingredient. Growing up, my Mom told me about the cooling properties of dahi (yogurt) and its use in at home facials. I used a pump or two of the gel about 5 minutes after using TendSkin and it really helped to relieve the stinging! I also started using this at night to relieve the dry skin on my legs from lots of shaving and on my really helped in both areas! Yogurt Power to the Rescue :P 
Negatives -- Okay, this is also another expensive product...but I do think it might be worth it! The major downside of this gel, in my opinion, is the very short expiration date! I bought this product in late June and it expires in September!! I have been using it pretty regularly, but I don't think I'll finish it by September. Too bad it doesn't come in a smaller size! Another minor issue is that it can leave a slightly sticky sensation. I feel this way if I apply too much without moisturizing beforehand.  
Will I repurchase? -- Honestly, still on the fence about this one, but am leaning toward yes! It really provides me with skin irritation relief without being too greasy like a lotion can be. 

Just what the doctor ordered: Target haul

Been feeling a little blue and in my book, there's only one fix for that, shopping!! Doesn't Tar-ghay just brighten up your mood? In the past, I focused more on their selection of shoes and clothes, but this time I decided to foray into the health and beauty aisles to have a little look-see...some may call this an addiction, I call it Retail Therapy!

Here is what I picked up:
1) Revlon Just Bitten Lipstain + Balm in Twilight
Have been dying to try this product since I saw Jessica Biel's ads :) My obsession with lip products combined with the fact that I have a major tendency to eat whatever I put on my lips made this product especially enticing to me! First impression: Non-drying, buildable, berry stain that lasts for 4+ hours! I like it!!

2) L'Oreal Hip Jelly Balm in Delectable
Another product I've been on the hunt for...Target really is a magical place :P Soo many Youtube vloggers have spoken highly of this product that I haaad to pick it up when I saw it! It being on clearance sale didn't hurt either ;) The second I opened it, I fell in looveeee!! Hip packaging (no pun intended), nice scent, and great color payoff! Delectable is a pretty raspberry shade. I've made quite a sizable dent in this recent purchase!

3) CoverGirl Last Blast Volume Waterproof Mascara in Black
I have already found my HG everyday mascara combination: clear Jane Curling Mascara + black CoverGirl Lash Exact. It gives my not so naturally impressive lashes a nice touch. That's all and good for work and casual events, but sometimes I want a little bit of drama! Also, I thought it was about time for me to try a waterproof formula. I really like mascara brushes with plastic bristles, give me a more smooth application. Here's hoping that this mascara gives me the diva glam lashes I'm looking for!!

4) Sonia Kashuk Dramatically Defining Eyelash Curler
MUA reviewers have compared this to the famed Shu Uemura. I like that at $9.99, it doesn't break the bank! 

5) Giovanni Frizz Be Gone Super Smoothing Anti-Frizz Hair Serum
I like to consider myself somewhat of a drugstore anti-frizz product connoisseur. Now that Garnier Fructis has stopped making my favorite Sleek & Shine Leave-in Weightless Anti-Frizz Serum (why!?!), I thought it was time to start looking into other options. So far, it smells amazing! Hope it works as well as it smells :)

6) EcoTools Bamboo 6 Piece Brush Set                   
My first official set of brushes, yay! This truly was a deal that I could not pass up, 5 brushes + a handy carrying case/brush roll all for $9.99, who'd have thought? And, this is eco-friendly and cruelty-free to boot. 

Ah, the joys of shopping! Now that I know all about the amazing-ness that is Target's Health and Beauty section, I will definitely be back :)

Let me know your thoughts on my haul and be on the look out for some product reviews in the future!                                                                                                                                                                     

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Nail Polish Rave!

While out and about this summer, I've noticed women everywhere sporting bright, bold pedicures and that got me wanting to step away from my usual pinks and reds and try something a little more wild! 

Enter Petites Color Fever Nail Polish in Figi. This is a beautiful shimmery teal blue that made my sandal-clad feet feel even more summery :) 

I picked the polish up at my local Rite Aid on a BOGO half off deal, but it wasn't too pricey to begin with (typically around $3). While I really do love Essie and OPI, Petites is not bad at all for a bargain polish. I applied two coats and it was so shiny that I didn't bother with a top coat. It  lasted for about 3 weeks without the shine fading...I removed it not because it started to chip ever-so-slightly slightly, but because I needed to tone it down for a work event!
Cute, huh?
I also got the Petites Color Nail Polish in Peach Blush, will post pics soon :)

First Impression: EOS Shave Cream

Sample packaging

“I turn on my computer. I wait patiently as it connects. I go online. My breath catches in my chest until I hear 3 little words, "You've got mail." I hear nothing, not a sound on the streets of New York. Just the beat of my own heart. I have mail...from you.”  - You've Got Mail

As much as I love seeing new emails in my inbox, nothing makes me more excited than good, old-fashioned snail mail! I'm talking the packages, cards, and mini-sample variety...not bills! Recently, I signed up for free mini-samples offered online (i.e., in hopes of discovering some new products that I wouldn't normally buy on my own. I'd like to pass on to you, dear readers, my first impressions of these products :)

Today's Mini-Sample: EOS Shave Cream (0.5 fl oz)

Now, I would like to start off by saying the packaging was extremely cute! I know, I know, it came in a taped up card, but still...they hooked me from the start. This product can be used with wet or dry shaving, but since I shave in the shower, my review will focus on the wet aspect! 

Here is what EOS claims:
"Once you try eos ultra moisturizing shave cream you'll never look back. Enriched with natural aloe, oat, and shea butter, eos is an ultra moisturizing, non-foaming cream that soothes skin and boosts its moisture level, leaving you with a closer shave and helping prevent those little razor bumps. Plus, eos comes in a plastic bottle so it won't leave a rust ring."

The sample size that I received was enough to cover both of my lower legs and underarms fully. Pomegranate raspberry is a nice, albeit strong, fruity scent, which lightly lingers on your legs after shaving. The texture of the cream itself was very different from other shaving creams/gels that I've tried in the past. The cream had a thick, whipped texture. A little went a long way and I still felt that I had enough lubrication while shaving. While shaving, the texture of the cream allowed for a smooth shave, however, the product did not get gunked in my razor as conditioner often does. It also didn't easy wash off of my legs like foams tend to, so there is less waste of product.

After shaving, my legs did not feel or look very different. I would have to try it for an extended period of time to really comment on it's moisturizing effects. For my underarms, however, I really did feel like I had a closer shave and much less irritation afterwards. I have very sensitive underarms, so this was quite the happy moment! 

First Impression Verdict: Definitely will buy! This is a unique shaving cream which worked very well on my sensitive underarms. I love how the actual bottle is plastic, no more scrubbing rust rings from my tub. They also have a variety of scents to choose from, I think I'll go with Lavender Jasmine to start :)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Post-Threading Irritation Fix

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Like most women, I have a monthly ritual of going to the salon for eyebrow threading and upper lip waxing/threading. If I'm feeling lazy (not uncommon for me), I forgo the eyebrow shaping and use an at-home facial wax kit (lately it's been Sally Hansen's Microwaveable Eyebrow, Face, and Lip Wax). After both scenarios, I end up with painful red bumps, usually one or two around my upper lip and brow area, but still this is one or two too many! At first I thought these were pimples, but thanks to the all-mighty internet, I now know that this irritation is most likely a reaction of my skin to the waxing/threading process or due to unhygienic conditions post-hair removal. 

This past weekend I went into the salon and decided to do things a little differently to avoid red bump-age, here is what I did:

1) The ladies at the salon would ask if I'd like for them to apply lotion after the threading/waxing is finished and, in the past, I would always say yes. Why is that a bad idea? The lotion they use could contain ingredients that clog pores, so it is always a good idea to pass on that! Lately, my salon has started offering aloe-vera gel instead, this product not only soothes irritation, but is also non-comodogenic! For a nice, comprehenisve list of non-comodogenic products, visit this site.

2) A few hours after the wax, when the effects of the aloe vera gel seemed to have worn off completely, I wiped my eyebrow and upper lip area with an alcohol wipe. I did this to ensure that my newly exfoliated skin was clean and germ-free. This part did sting, but only a little bit.

3) I refrained from using any soaps that evening, lest they irritate the area further. I focused my cleanser and makeup remover away from my brow and upper lip area. I made sure only to rinse those areas. 

4) Using a cotton ball, I applied Hollywood Beauty Tea Tree Oil Skin and Scalp Treatment around my eyebrows and on my upper lip area. This product includes several types of oils, including tea tree oil, soybean oil, safflower oil, peanut oil, among other natural ingredients. Any diluted mixture of tea tree oil should do the trick, as tea tree oil has antiseptic properties! I made sure to use only a few drops on the cotton ball because this is a very slippery product and I didn't want to go to sleep with an oil slick on my face! 

I woke up the next morning refreshingly bump-free! This was a major moment because I normally see the bumps in less than 24 hours. The next night, I stuck to steps 3 and 4 and plan to for one or two more nights just to be on the safe side. 

Give these tips a try if you have been reacting similarly to threading/waxing and let me know how they workout for you!

Would you rather...

I can't resist fun quizzes...really, I can't! I saw this tag on Andrea's channel and on Ashwini's blog and decided to give it a go. I mean, what better way for my readers to get to know me better, right? Also, I tag Tanveer, what would you rather do??

1) Would you rather go out with messy hair and nice make-up or Nice hair and no make-up? I am actually a fan of messy hair...messy buns, messy I'd have to go with that option...if that is what they mean by messy. If messy means dirty, then no make-up for sure!

2) Would you rather shave your eyebrows or have your eyelashes fall out? 
One of my makeup pet peeves is very obviously drawn in eyebrows! Eyebrows are far too important a part of your face to leave to unnatural means. I would much rather wear false eyelashes than be without eyebrows!
3) Would you rather be forced to shop at only MAC or Sephora for the rest of your life? As sad as this is to admit, I am a MAC virgin, I truly am a newbie! I do, however, loove visiting Sephora, even if it is just to "window shop", so I wouldn't mind that being my only option for the rest of my life! This answer may change after I visit a MAC counter...

4) Would you rather wear lipgloss/lipliner look or 80's perm? Very recently I have come to terms with my big 80's style perm for sure! Really dislike the lipgloss/lipliner look, it was unfortunately the go-to look of too many of my highschool classmates...shudder!

5) Would you rather leave the house with an obvious foundation line or overdone blush? Hm...I currently do not incorporate either blush or foundation into my daily routine, but if I were to start...I'd have to say overdone blush. I don't want to look like I'm wearing a mask...I'd rather look sunburned or embarrassed all day!

6) Would you rather wear MC Hammer pants or biker shorts in public? 
Ha, funny question!! Biker shorts can be considered athletic and cute, but MC Hammer pants...well I'd save those for Halloween only!

7) Would you rather have a bad orange-y spray tan or really weird tan lines that can't be covered? Almost every summer I end up with really weird tan lines...sandal tan, shirt tan, etc. It's the trade-off to enjoying sunshine and I'm okay with that. Orange-y spray tan...well that's just unnatural and not flattering on anyone!
8) Would you rather have a bad haircut or bad hair color? 
Both sound pretty bad, but I'd have to go with bad hair color. I've had some awful haircuts in the past and having slow-growing hair does not help matters much!!

9) Would you rather have youtube or twitter taken away forever? 
I just got a twitter account today, not too attached to it. Youtube, on the other hand, it's a necessity...take twitter!!

10) Would you rather give up using makeup brushes or mascara?  
I currently do not use makeup brushes, so giving them up isn't really an issue for me.  I love love love mascara and couldn't imagine giving that up! Who knew such a small touch could make such a huge difference :)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer Review

Finally...after reading review after review and perusing several face product aisles, I have found my concealer! No longer will I have to meet a client looking like I should be back in bed or spend hours before a special event agonizing over a blemish. No Siree, the new, "concealed" Mani is here folks!

Prior to buying the Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer, I had read some mixed reviews and didn't really know what to expect. My main concern was color matching. In the past, I have purchased some tinted moisturizers from drugstores did not suit my yellow-undertones. I have been using the Dream Mousse Concealer for the past month and a half and I am really happy to report that, not only does this concealer work with the undertone of my skin, but the Beige shade (Medium 0-2.5) matches me so well that I can wear it on its own! How great is that? I haven't fully warmed up to the idea of wearing foundation daily, but I am 100% on board with using this concealer to hide my imperfections!

While I have been using Dream Mousse Concealer for the last month, the past couple of weeks have provided me with the perfect storm of conditions to really test the ins and outs of this product: 
- Massive heat wave with high humidity levels (ick!)
- Five new blemishes that randomly showed up, all at the same time, in the same area :-( 
- Multiple work engagements that required face-to-face meetings (I tend work from home mostly)
- Lots of semi-formal events with friends
In short, the weather was awful, my face was extremely angry at me, and I had to look nice more than usual. I turned to Maybelline's Dream Mousse and it did, indeed, come to the rescue! 

I have been using a Q-tip to dot the concealer onto my face, partially for hygienic reasons and also because I have yet to invest in a concealer brush. Once it's on, I blend it in with my finger, this is also how Maybelline recommends the product be used for best results. During application and while blending, the concealer feels creamy, smooth, and airy. It doesn't feel greasy or slippery at all and after blending, the product dries to a powder finish on my face. I did not feel the need to use anything to set the concealer after application. This weekend, I wore this product for a minimum of eight hours per day and I did not experience any melting or fading at all. Quite to the contrary, my face remained perfectly concealed and the product did not budge until I washed my face before bed. Each morning, I noticed that my blemishes were healing and that no new irritations had formed. I used to have this idea that makeup increased the likelihood of breakouts, but this product seems to be clearing my skin up! I also like that the concealer is scent-free.

As of now, the only downside I have to report is that the packaging is unsanitary. Like I said earlier, however, I have gotten over that hump by using a fresh Q-tip each time I use the product. I am extremely thrilled that I have found a concealer to help me look more fresh-faced and professional! It truly is a "dream" come true :P

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

"Cool" Makeup Tip!

Sorry, sometimes I can be a little punny :D

In my fave eyeliners post, I mentioned my sad, over-sharpened, very soft, still-blunt eyeliner pencil that I had to stop using because it wouldn't sharpen properly without the tip breaking off. After seeing a tip online, I decided give sharpening one more go and stuck the pencil in the freezer for about an hour. Now, the tip I read about mentioned using the fridge, but I was feeling impatient :P Once I took it out, I let it sit for a few minutes and then slowly, gingerly began to sharpen it with my NYC sharpener and Voila!! I, once again, have a fully functional, albeit tiny, black eyeliner pencil :)
Give this tip a try and let me in on one of yours!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Eyeliners: My Faves

Before I started wearing lipsticks or mascara, I was wearing kajal or eye kohl. I discovered it in while poking around in my mother's bangle drawer and begged her to let me wear it to school. Soon enough, I was an expert at applying kajal to my waterline and was convinced that kajal plus lip gloss was all the makeup I ever needed. How naive was I??? 

Lately, I have moved away from the standard kajal look in favor of eyeliners and have been experimenting with different colors! 

- Jillian Dempsey for Avon: Professional Kohl Eye Liner in Black: This is a great soft, black pencil that comes with a built-in smudger on the end. When new, the pencil was amazing for making thin or thick lines and the smudger helped to soften the look for a more natural feel. Unfortunately, when I tried sharpening the pencil, the tip kept breaking and now it's much shorter and still blunt :( Recently read that putting the pencil in the fridge before sharpening will help, will try that!

- Prestige Soft Blend Kohl Eyeliner in Lagoon: This is a beautiful dark turquoise that adds a fun pop of color to my otherwise nude/natural look. The pencil is very smooth and has a nice built-in smudger as well. I like to apply this to my lower lash line with a little mascara.

- Prestige Total Intensity Eyeliner in Dark Brown and Powerful Purple (see pic): These pencil liners have such a  smooth creamy consistency, its just wonderful! I used to think I was terrible at lining my eyes, but now I realize, I used to buy bad eye pencils. This pencil does not tug at all! I like to use Dark Brown for daily wear and Powerful Purple on those occasions when I want to accentuate my brown eyes.

- Jordana QuickLiner Eyes in Black: This is a twist-up style liner which I bought at the Dollar Store. God Bless America, a country where you are never too far from a Dollar Store! This eyeliner is simply wonderful, glides on smooth and was $1. Will definitely be trying more colors in this line!

- Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner in Blackest Black: Finally, a liquid liner that doesn't require an artist's touch to apply! The felt tip applicator is amazing and the formula is fast drying. Now, all I need to do is perfect the cat-eye and I'll be good to go!

I've heard that turquoises and purples go well with brown eyes and darker skin tones, what other colors/brands would you recommend? Let me know!

My "Curly Girl" Experience

Earlier this year I was introduced to the Curly Girl Method for Curly Hair and I decided to give it a try, here are my thoughts.

Quick Background Info:
My hair has a interesting history. All throughout childhood, up until my pre-teen years, I had stick straight hair. In middle school it was very frizzy and fro-y, bad memories :( Around 10th grade, I discovered that it was curly, so I'd just apply a bit of gel or mousse after washing and scrunch. About two years ago, my hair changed yet again, to wavy. Not quite sure why I've gone through so many transformations during the past 25 years...hopefully it won't change too much in the future!!

My take on the Curly Girl Method:
- No 'poo: I went shampoo free only once...and I kinda messed that up :P I made a brown sugar scrub, but I used a silicone conditioner by accident. Using brown sugar was interesting, but I felt like I needed to use a lot to properly cover my scalp as my hair was getting in the way. Afterwards, my roots felt very oily and weird...this may be because I didn't use a silicone-free conditioner. 
- Sulphate-free shampoo: I went in search of a sulphate-free shampoo and came back home with a big bottle Tresemme Naturals Moisture Shampoo which boasts lower sulphates and was on sale! I used this exclusively for about 3 weeks and I wasn't pleased with the results. I normally wash my hair every two or three days, but with this shampoo, I felt oiliness early on the day after washing and started washing more frequently. The Curly Girl Method recommends waiting for up to 6 weeks for your hair to adjust, but I was fed-up with over washing my already dry hair and not looking my best! I am still using it in conjunction with sulphate shampoos to finish it off, ugh!
- Silicone-free conditioner: I bought the Tresemme Naturals Moisture Conditioner and really love it! I have dry ends and this product has really been helping with that! I will definitely repurchase this conditioner :)
- Plopping: Besides as a way to amuse my family members, I really see no other benefit to plopping, for my hair at least. Added to my frizz factor and didn't define my waves!

Now, as I said before, I no longer have curly hair...its more wavy, so take my opinions with a grain of salt. I do, however, have family members with super curly hair who tried this method with me, and though they may have had more success with some aspects, stopped following it after a month or so. I will stick to using silicone-free conditioner and I am open to trying new sulphate-free shampoos if they are reviewed well. Being a true "Curly Girl" is a very time consuming process and I don't recommend it for the busy career woman/student. 

Friday, July 2, 2010

40 Beauty Questions

Happy July Readers!! Summer is zipping by so quickly...sigh!

Found this fun tag today on From Me With Love's blog. Thought I'd give it a stab, here goes:

1) How many times do you wash your face daily? I rinse my face about twice daily, but when it comes to washing with a cleanser, probably only 2-3 times a week.
2) What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo) Combo. I tend to get oily around my t-zone, more so in the summer (ugh!)
3) What is your current facial wash? Original Noxema, love the smell of eucalyptus! I've been using this since I was a kid!
4) Do you exfoliate? Yep, about once weekly
5) What brand do you use? Face: Aveeno Skin Brightening Daily Scrub, Body: CVS Mild Exfoliating Body Wash & Neutrogena Body Clear Body Scrub, Lips: Michelle Phan's Lip Scrub
6) What moisturizer do you use? Face: Oil Of Olay Complete, Body: Aveeno Daily Moisturizer
7) Do you have freckles? Nope
8) Do you use eye cream? Yes, ROC...looking for a new one though
9) Do you or did you have acne prone skin? not really...I have a blemish once in a way though
10) Did you ever have to use Pro-activ? no

11) What foundation do you use? None right now...too lazy for that :P
12) How about concealer? Just started using Maybelline Dream Mousse (Beige Medium), liking it a lot! Also like Maybelline Coverstick (Deep Beige)
13) Do you know your undertone color? yep, warm-yellow, thanks to the nice lady at Sephora
14) What do you think of fake eyelashes? fun, but not something I'd use very often
15) Did you know that you are suppose to change your mascara every 3 months? yes, bummer! I never finish by then!
16) What brand of mascara do you use? CG Lash Exact, love it!! 
17) Sephora or MAC? Never been to MAC counter Sephora by default (though I do love it!)
18) Do you have a MAC Pro-card? nope
19) What makeup tools do you use in make up application? Mostly my fingers, qtip, Essence of Beauty Comb/Eyebrow & Eye Liner, smudgers on the backs of eyeliners :P
20) Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes? no, not big on shadows yet
21) For the face? no
22) What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)? Maybelline Chai Latte quad, so pretty :)
23) Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner? Prefer pencil, loving Prestige Total Intensity Liner in Bold Brown and Powerful Purple & Soft Blend Kohl Liner in Lagoon.
24) How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil? ouch, never!
25) What do you think of pigment eyeshadows? I like the way they look, prefer neutrals myself
26) Do you use mineral makeup? no..have a mineral eye pencil...don't care for it, very dry!
27) What is your favorite lipstick? Revlon ColorBurst in Soft Rose/Super Lustrous in Rum Raisin, love them both!!
28) How about lipgloss? Burt's Bee's Super Shiny Natural Lip Gloss in Zesty Red
29) What is your favorite blush to use? don't use any at the moment
30) Do you buy your makeup on ebay? nope, mostly drugstore
31) Do you like drugstore makeup? yes! affordable and easily accessible, what's not to like?
32) Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets) not yet
33) Did you ever consider taking make-up classes? yes! but where?? I love the YT school of beauty for now :)
34) Are you clumsy in putting on makeup? of course, sometimes...but I'm getting better :)
35) Name a makeup crime that you hate? Dark lip liner and light lips...ew!
36) Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones? I like more natural makeup on myself
37) Which celebrity always has great make up? Blake Lively, Angelina Jolie, Aishwariya Rai, Rani Mukherjee
38) If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use? Lip balm or gloss
40) Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on? Yep, when I'm in a rush or feeling lazy, I often do!
41) Do you think you look good even without any makeup on? Sometimes...depends on how much sleep I got!
42) In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line? Don't know too many lines as yet, but I'd say Maybelline for now, had the best success with a variety of their products
43) What do you think of Makeup?? It's fun and addicting! :)

Hmm..that was a little over 40 :P Now, I tag anyone who would like to do these fun questions! You can post them on your blog or in the comments if you don't have one!