Entries in Bought by Me (82)

Tuesday
Aug132013

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.



Friday
Aug092013

Mark Hill Hair Now in the US at Walgreens.

I am a snob when it comes to my hair care. I like the expensive salon products to keep up with the fortune I spend on my hair. When I heard that famed celebrity hair stylist Mark Hill was bringing his salon professional hair care line Mark Hill Hair across the pond, I knew I had to try the award winning products. Not only did I get a chance to try the products, I was given the change to actually meet Mark and have him do my hair while I was in Chicago last week. Yes! Mark Hill actually did my hair.

Mark is the sweetest and most down to earth hair stylist that I ever met. Ever. He made me feel so comfortable, like I had been a life-long client. He really is a one man wonder -- stylist, formulator, photographer, marketing genius, and dad just to name a few. He works with a chemist to formulate each and every product that he uses on his own clients in his own salon. Everything is tested in his salon, so it has to work. Now, the professional salon brand products are available here - and for a fraction of our usual salon prices, at Walgreens. Nothing in the range is over $12.00.

See also: At-Home Hair Coloring Tips

Currently there are 17 products out of his 99 product line available to us here in the US. I cannot wait until the end of the year when more of his products will be making their way into Walgreens doors, because they are good. The products available include shampoos, conditioners and a host of styling products. He even has his own line of brushes, hair dryers, curling wands, straighteners and the amazing hot jumbo velcro rollers. These Rock Rollers are a definite must have, but those won't be here until the end of the year.

Mark quickly figured out that I liked big hair, so he started with his Big It Up! Shampoo and Big is Better! Conditioner on my hair. It smells fantastic and did not weigh down my hair. He then let me apply the divine MiracOILicious Moroccan Argan Oil myself. He said I only needed it on the ends of my hair. This rivals my more expesive oil treatment I currently was using, so I ran right out to Walgreens to purchase this as soon as I got home. The one product that I cannot wait for is the Big Blow! Volume Spray. This did wonders on my hair and I need this in my life asap.

Thank you so much to Mark Hill and team for such a wonderful experience. I felt like a movie star. Check out the Mark Hill Hair range right now at Walgreens.

Wednesday
Jul312013

5 Moisturizers with Sunscreen.

5 Moisturizers with Sunscreen

You do know that sunscreen is essential to anti-aging, don't you? You need to wear sunscreen each and every day of the year. I depend on daytime moisturizers that have sunscreen in them to get me though the day. Here are my 5 daytime moisturizers that contain sunscreen that get the job done.

The best day time moisturizers with sunscreen

L’Oréal Paris Ideal Moisture Lotion SPF 25 - $6.99
This daytime lotion that is super affordable offers the right amount of moisture of normal to drier skins, while protecting it with SPF 25. The skin-softening formula is also infused with the antioxidant Vitamin E and a lightweight-hydrating ingredient that makes skin just clean, like it's barely there.

Mario Badescu Collagen Moisturizer SPF 15 - $22.00
This super hydrating, yet fast absorbing moisturizer is perfect for everyday. It offers moderate sun protection with SPF 15 as it plumps skin full of collagen without any heavy oils so it never feels greasy. This is best for those with very dry or mature skin.

See also: The New FDA Sunscreen Regulations

H20+ Face Oasis Hydrating Lotion SPF 30 - $42.00
This advanced moisturizer helps skin resist damage with broad spectrum sunscreen, UV-active technology and moisturizing marine botanicals. The SPF 30 offers maximum protection from harmful rays while marine botanicals deliver deep hydration for smooth, healthy-looking skin.

Caudalie Vinoperfect Day Perfecting Fluid SPF 15 - $72.00
This perfecting oil-free moisturizer works to brighten, correct, retexturize AND protect the skin. Day after day, the skin seems transformed as imperfections and dark spots are diminished, skin texture is refined, and the complexion becomes more comfortably even. SPF 15 offers moderate protection.

Perricone MD Photo Plasma SPF 30 - $69.00
Luxurious in texture, Photo Plasma leaves skin with a velvety soft and dewy finish along with the all important SPF 30. It helps to makes skin look more perfect as it primes skin and helps keep makeup in place. Skin looks radiant while wearing while being protected from both UVA and UVB rays.