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Top 10 Gold Makeup Products.

Gold really catches the eye, doesn't it? I'm not talking gold watches and chains or a hot gold pair of shoes. I am takling beautiful makeup. Gold is one of my most favorite makeup shades for fall. Gold makeup, worn properly, can totally warm up your beautiful makeup look. I like to add a gold gloss on top of a lot of different lip colors, especially red or hot pink. It is the most gorgeous shade to highlight the cheeks with, and I wear it as an eye shadow base quite often.

Gold is a perfect shade as we make the transition from summer to fall. Here are my top ten favorite gold makeup products.

1. NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss - Gold Digger

2. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact - Beige

3. COVERGIRL Flamed Out Shadow Pencil - Gold Flame

4. MAC Mineralize Skinfinish - Gold Deposit

5. L'Oreal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow - Eternal Sunshine

See also: Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Collection

6. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil - Goldmine

7. Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eye Shadow - Sunlight

8. bareMinerals Eyecolor - True Gold

9. YSL Golden Gloss - Golden Sand

10. Stila Set & Illuminate Baked Powder Trio - The Illuminators

Be sure to take a look at what my blogger friends have in their top ten.


Clinique's NEW Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+.

Have you heard? The iconic yellow lotion seen on more bathroom counters in America than any other has been reformulated to deliver even more dramatic results. Really, it is true. Introducing Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+. Make note of the + (plus).

Why mess with a good thing? Clinique's famed moisturizer was already the #1 selling moisturizer in the United States, so why did they go and make it even more different? Well, times have changed and science had seen a lot of advancement in skin care. So Clinique took the latest ingredients and advancements to tweak the formula to make it even better.

Clinique's NEW Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+

Doing so was no easy task. It took 6 and a half years, 3 formulating dermatologists, 53 researchers, and 100 formul trials to get the new Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ just right.

See also: Clinique Dark Circle Eye Corrector

The mission was to provide barrier strength and to boost the moisturizing power of the lotion. The barrier repair complex is comprised with a blend of sunflower seed cake, barley extract and cucumber fruit extract that helps to strengthen the skin's barrier, imparting resilience ad resistance to environmental stresses. The new moisturizing ingredients include Hyaluronic Acid to help skin hold onto moisture for improved hydration; Glycerin to attract moisture to the skin; and Urea, which is a naturally occurring component in the products of the skin's own moisturizing factor that helps to mimic that function.

Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ was tested on 1,600 people of different ethnicities across 5 countries. Users saw:

  • 50% improvement in moisture for all day hydration without an extra drop of oil
  • 54% improvement in skin's barrier strength in eight weeks without changing the famously silky texture.

I can attest to both of those statements. The new Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ formula looks the same, feels the same, and still absorbs very rapidly. This formula keeps my skin feeling hydrating and and glowing all day.

Look for Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ on Clinique counters and online at now. It retails for $26.00 for 4.2 oz.


Mascara Monday: Avon Mega Effects Mascara.

This is the most differently shaped mascara wand I have ever seen. I was sort of afraid to even try it because it looks so intense. Have you seen the new Avon Mega Effects Mascara?

How to apply Avon Mega Effects Mascara | Beautiful Makeup Search

This secret to this mascara is obviously the multi-dimensional brush and straight forward application process. Now that you have seen it, let's take a look at it and how it works.

Avon Mega Effects Mascara

First, I didn't really know where to open, but quickly figured out to simply lift off the red cap. Inside, I see what looks like a paint brush in a cover. I pulled straight up (hard), and out came the little paint brush looking device.

Avon Mega Effects Mascara

This is no paint brush I must say. It is actually a comb that is curved a bit, just like the shape of the eye. On the comb are various lengths of soft plastic bristles that are crisscrossed on top of the comb. In the comb lies a ton of mascara. It actually holds 40% more mascara than an average mascara brush, making it easier to get the formula into lashes.

Avon Mega Effects Mascara Application Tips | Beautiful Makeup Search

The handle is hinged and moves. I played with it to find where it exactly it felt most comfortable close to my eye. I did find it easy to hols once I had it correctly positioned, close to my eye.

See also: Affordable Beauty Solutions from Avon

The application process took some getting used too. I am so used to holding a wand horizontally over my lashes. To be honest though, by applying straight on, it is easier to see and get to each and every lash. It is especially great for bottom lashes, in my opinion.

The formula itself, was nice, and I found that I just need two coats to get a nice defined look with a lot of volume. Because you do get a lot of mascara on the brush, it does need a minute or two to dry between coats. I also don't suggest over using, because three or more coats can start to get clumpy. The mascara seems to last most of the day and I did not experience any smudging or flaking. With practice, this mascara definitely gets the job done.

Avon Mega Effects Mascara sells for $10.00 and is available now through your Avon representative or


Getting Healthy with Nutrisystem: Week 2.

Into my second week with Nutrisystem, I have learned that for me, planning is crucial. Most importantly, I need to plan my day around my food.

Like I said in my week 1 update, this plan includes a lot of food. To keep on track, I need to plan what I am going to eat and when I am going to eat it. I need to plan my grocery shopping, because there are only certain foods that I can supplement with. I am super thankful for the brand name shopping list that my friend Nancy (who just so happens to have her very own successful Nutrisystem story) pointed me to. It is one of the many things that Nutrisystem provides as far as support.

Nutrisystem Grocery Shopping List

In addition to planning the food that I am going to eat and shop for, I need to plan my exercise, because that is very important to the success of Nutrisystem. The plan suggests doing 10 minutes of exercise three times a day for a total of 30 minutes. For those that do not exercise on a daily basis, this is easy to plan. I already have a pretty consistent exercise schedule, so this is simple for me, as I walk for 35-40 minutes every morning already. It was actually the easiest part of my planning this week.

See also: Getting Healthy with Nutrisystem Introduction

With all my planning, I managed to stay on track this week and saw another good weight loss. This week I lost 3 pounds, bringing my total weight loss to -7.5 pounds.


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Disclosure: As part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program, Nutrisystem is providing me with the Nustrisystem program, free of charge, which includes food and support, in exchange for my honest opinion of the program. No other compensation has been given. All thoughts are my own.