A Better Shea Butter!


product_body_whippedsheajar.jpgThat is all I think every time I apply this fabulous Whipped Shea Butter from Product Body. This Shea Butter is one of the most divine products I have ever used.

All Shea Butters are not created equal. The best Shea Butters are shipped fresh from Africa, and I am happy to report that this is the only way that Joanna, the creator of this fine product line, Product Body, will use. She also double whips the Shea Butter, and adds in very little fragrance, so the consistency is like frosting.

I have been using this Shea Butter in the Pink Grapefruit scent, which is so light. It is perfect for this time of year, don’t you think? The other scents available include Watermelon and Lemon Essential.

From Pretty by Nature , published 5/22/07.

MAC Cosmetics: C Shock with Eve.


From MAC's newest collection, C Shock, this is the stunning Eve wearing some of the collection hottest colors.

When shooting her latest video, Eve’s personal makeup artist, JJ, specially requested the colours of C Shock. Like Eve, the looks are electrifying! 





The following MAC products were used here on Eve, The First Lady of Rap, and VIVA GLAM VI spokesperson:
C - Shock's Mega Lipgelee
Cork Pencil
C - Shock's Overrich Lipstick
Saddle Eye Shadow
E Eellectric Eye Shadow
C - Shock's Bang on Blue Eye Shadow
Technikohl Pencil in Auto-de Blue
Fancy Ray Crème Blush

Ooh - I need those lip colors, yes I do. Beautiful!!! And the eyes, need I say more?


My GlowFusion Alternative.

So I have previously written about the pricey Fusion Beauty's GlowFusion Airglow for $175.  Seeing as I did not have the best of luck with the GlowFusion lotion, I though I would recommend my GlowFusion alternative.

modelco.jpgModelCo Tan Airbrush In A Can  is my alternative of choice.  With a 360-degree nozzle spraying the finest of mist to cover every body area evenly, this self-tanner is the closest to GlowFusion - but with better results, for me anyway.

The Coverage: Great! The mist sprays out very fine, and if you take your time and spray slowly, you get very even coverage. I recommend buying the tinted version first to get a feel of how the spray works. Areas like the back of arms and legs, even the neck are easy to reach with this spray. I like this best for my neck, back, chest and arms. Hands are a breeze with this formula. All you do is keep your fingers closed tightly to avoid staining the palms, and spray lightly a bit further from your hands than you would normally spray your body, and you get a very light coverage. With you hands, remember that less is more!

The Smell: Very slight. When initially spraying the formula, you smell a scent of cocoa butter in the air. It is very light and fresh. The smell of DHA is ever so faint, and really doesn't appear until the color is fully developed in 3 - 4 hours.

Drying Time: Fast! If sprayed correctly, this self-tanner dries within 2 - 3 minutes. If you are spraying so much that you see your body wet, you are spraying too much.

Staining: The translucent formula does not stain or transfer anywhere. You can dress as soon as you are dry or slip right into white sheets and not worry. The original formula that leaves color when sprayed, will leave a residue on everything it touches as you spray. I spray it in an area of my basement with old sheets on the floor. Do not spray this version in the bathroom as you will notice a build-up of colored dust that is a real pain to clean. When using the colored formula, wait a good 15 - 20 minutes before dressing or slipping between the sheets.

Lasting Time: 5 - 7 days! REALLY, I spray myself with this once a week. Sometimes I will apply it after 5 days if I want to darken up a little more, but plan on a full body spray at least once a week.

Price: ModelCo Tan Airbrush In A Can comes in three sizes, 1.7 oz (good for 1 - 2 complete body sprays) for $7, 5.3 oz for $28, or 7.8 oz for $36.  ModelCo Tan Translucent Airbrush In A Can  comes in just one 5.3 oz size for $28.