Thursday
Jul272006

Weather the Storm.

benefit_wgirl.jpgI find makeup palettes simply irresistible - especially when it is one from Benefit Cosmetics.

Your can get your "first dibs" now on their newest palette, full of icey cool hues. This nifty little palette is called Weather Girl - helping you weather any makeup storm.

The 3 eye shadows and 3 lip colors are so easy to blend together and smooth on. The colors are perfect for the end of summer/early fall too.

Get yours now for only $28.00 You just can't go wrong with this little beauty!

Wednesday
Jul262006

Is Cleau de Peau Concealer Really Worth It?

If you have the change to spare, would you spend $68 for a concealer? cdp.jpgI believe that Cleau de Peau's Concealer is probably the most expensive concealer on the market today, and I have wondered for months if it is really worth it.

I have read review upon review of this beauty editor favorite, and I am so intrigued, that I just placed my order. First off, I didn't even know that Cleau de Peau Beaute is a Shiseido company - where have I been??? Secondly - am I crazy???

Well, my little package should be here in a few days, and I will give it a test for at least a good week until I let you know all about it. By the way, I ordered Ochre.

If you have made the splurge, post a comment to let us know your thoughts.

Tuesday
Jul252006

A GlowFusion Alternative.

If you have been searching for GlowFusion reviews, you have come to the right place. We have more than a handful of reviews from real people, and you can read all about them here: A Beauty Breakthrough  

Not having the best experience with GlowFusion myself, I thought 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.