November 19th, 2014
I have long been a fan of the Naked palettes from Urban Decay, but at such a high price (around $54!) I was so excited when the Nudes Palette from Maybelline came out. The palette is around $11 (such a steal!) and could save loads of cash if comparable to the competitor.
Lets start with the colors. I have a pale skin tone, but the Nudes Palette contains the perfect proportion of dark and light shades for my skin. The shimmery shadows are not too glittery, but just enough for a great holiday look or special occasion.
Another great part is that they’ve included instructions on the back of the palette for Quads, Trios and Duos. These instructions are great if you need help mastering the smokey eye look (which by the way is achievable beautifully with the Nudes Palette!) The colors in the palette are arranged accordingly, which is great when you are trying to follow the guidance on the back.
In conclusion I can say that this is my new favorite go-to eyeshadow palette. No need to spend large sums of money on designer brands. This product has it all!
October 23rd, 2014
After hearing about the moisturizing ability of Dove’s Advanced Care line of Antiperspirant Deodorant, I was excited to give it a try. I was a little hesitant to give up the clear gel deodorant I had been using to avoid any white marks on my clothes. However, Dove certainly delivered. The Advanced Care line promises 48 hours of odor and wetness protection, as well as NutriumMoisture, for nourished and moisturized skin.
After wearing the product through a long day including stress and an hour and a half workout, my underarms were still fresh, with no odor! I also noticed a difference after a few days, in the texture of my skin. The NutriumMoisture really makes a difference compared to my previous deodorant which seemed to dry my skin. I would definitely recommend Dove’s Advanced Care Antiperspirant Deodorant. I had no regrets, and even though the product is a white solid, it still left my underarms residue free and didn’t show on my clothes at all.
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October 15th, 2014
I may have found the best on-the-go face wipe that is out there. Or at least that I’ve tried. Ponds Original Fresh Wet Cleansing Towelettes have by far cleansed my face better than any other face wipes that I’ve tried. Others have been too dry, and I had to add water to them to even remove any makeup (which kind of defeats the purpose of on-the-go).
These Towelettes are soft, moist, and have a woven texture that allows the cleansing solution to almost create a lather. The wipe exfoliates just enough to remove makeup and oil. Perfect for on-the-go, or days when you’re just too lazy to wash your face.
- Soft, textured cloths work gently without drying skin
- Dermatologist tested
- Safe for contact lens wearers
Triple Anti-Oxidant complex - Helps to revitalize and refresh skin.
Vitamin E- Known to prevent water loss from skin and help promote overall skin health
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September 30th, 2014
Who doesn’t want eyelashes like the ones featured in mascara ads? The models always have “come-hither” ones that are long, lush, glossy and voluminous. And even though we know that those lashes are the result of a makeup artist’s expertise or Photoshop, we still flock to drugstores and cosmetic counters anticipating the thicker, fuller lashes that makeup brands promise.
If you’ve been blessed with a good amount of eyelashes, mascara can be a quick and simple fix if you want to give your lashes a little oomph. But what do you do if you don’t have much to work with? False lashes are an option, but who has time to apply them every day? And lash extensions can set you back up to $400 per session. If you want more dramatic lashes and don’t want to go to extremes, here are a few things that you can do to help promote eyelash growth.
Eat a Well-Balanced Diet
Just like the hair on your head, your lashes can thrive if you nourish them from the inside out. By eating a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains and lean proteins, you can help ensure growth. You can also try adding a daily multivitamin if you don’t think you’re getting enough nutrients. A supplement that contains vitamins B, D and E is ideal. These vitamins are key for boosting growth and keeping lashes strong. Biotin is also another option. You can try a supplement or eat biotin-rich foods like bananas, pecans and sardines. Be sure to check with your doctor to make sure that supplements are right for you.
Groom Your Lashes
You take care of your hair every day. So start tending to those lashes. Try brushing your lashes twice a day with an eyelash brush. Brushing on a regular basis can help encourage growth. Add a little vitamin E oil to the process as well. Vitamin E oil is great because it prevents shedding. You can find vitamin E oil at a drugstore or health food store. Other options to try are castor oil and emu oil. Just lightly apply the oil of your choice to your lashes before bedtime, and avoid getting in in your eyes.
Always Be Gentle
When you’re taking off your eye makeup at night, don’t tug or rub your lashes. Use gentle strokes when using makeup remover or cold cream. And if you use lash curlers daily, you might want to take a break from them. Over time, they can weaken lashes and cause breakage. Try combing them instead for a neater look. If you’re looking for a more permanent lash growth solution that won’t break the bank, try everLASHing Lash Growth Serum from Verseo Beauty & Wellness. With this special blend of cell-regenerating peptides, botanical ingredients and lash conditioning elements, you can see healthier and fuller lashes in just four weeks.
Article written by Chris Miller; photo credit collegetimes.com
September 25th, 2014
As the first official day of fall is just behind us, this is the perfect time to start thinking about the changes to your skincare routine to keep your skin protected in the cooler months of the year.
1. Use a Good Face Moisturizer
One of the most important steps is to add a good facial moisturizer to your daily routine (if you aren’t already use one). Assuming you’ve already been using one, now is the time to switch to a deeper moisturizer. A great product for the coldest winter months is Neutrogena Deep Moisture Day Cream with SPF 20. Even though it’s cold outside, the sun’s damaging rays can still harm skin so don’t forget to wear sun protection!
2.Condition Before You Wash
Condition dry hair with a deep conditioner before washing. Use a shower cap and coat your hair with an intensive conditioner like Dove’s Intensive Repair Conditioner. Leave the conditioner on for 30 minutes to an hour to help retain moisture. Adding this to your routine once a week can help prevent dryness. Also make sure to use a moisturizing body wash such as Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash, to keep your skin hydrated.
3. Reduce Your Shower Time
Taking long hot showers may be tempting in the winter months, but the heat can strip your skin of the moisture that it needs most during this time of year. Try to keep your shower length to ten minutes and don’t put the water at it’s peak temperature.
4. Keep Your Skin Conditioned
Get a good moisturizer for your hands and body such as Aquaphor Advanced Therapy Healing Ointment. The moisturizer helps protect from drying effects of wind and cold weather. Make sure to keep a travel size product with you for when you are on-the-go.