Entries in Press Sample (21)

Friday
Jun182010

Say "Bye-Bye" to "Bacne" - Back Acne.

Most girls (and guys) my age are struggling with an ugly condition which I call "bacne", short for back acne. Unfortunately, it seems to be just another one of those facts of teenage life. While some people get big red bumps, I am lucky to only have smaller pimples that feel and look more like rough skin, rather than a  full blown pimple. Either way, it is embarrassing.

Not only is bacne embarrassing, it is more difficult to treat than facial, especially on this hard to reach back area.  I did find a solution though and I just had to share. Glytone has an easy solution to treat ongoing breakouts on the back and shoulders with their Back Acne Spray.

Glytone Back Spray is an effective 2% salicylic acid spray-on treatment for acne. It is formulated with proven blemish fighting salicylic acid.

"The spray works to encourage the sloughing of dead skin cells and the unclogging of pores, providing an effective treatment for mild acne, oily skin, textural changes and post-inflammatory hyper- pigmentation"

The spray is so easy to use. It comes in a pump bottle that allows for even upside down spraying ─ every time, every treatment! I use it every nght after my shower after I dry off. My back is looking much more clear just after a few weeks of using.

You can learn more about Glytone products at their website. My Mom received one of these Back Sprays in a gift bag, but she already re-ordered one for me at Dermstore.com. It costs $17.00 for the bottle.

Saturday
Jun052010

My 4 Favorite Bronzers.

I think I use a bronzer almost everyday. When I go for an all out made up look or a natural one (which I do for school), I depend on a bronzer to bring a bit of color and glow to my face.

I am lucky enough to try so many bronzers and my friends are always asking me which ones work best. I figured I would tell them and you at the same time. Out of the ones I have tried, these are my 4 Favorite Bronzers that I keep on my makeup table.

Benefit Cosmetics Dallas - $28.00

This is a pretty golden rose shade of bronzer. I really like this one when I feel tired as it warms up my complexion, giving me a healthy glow. Sometimes I layer this one over one of the more brown based bronzers listed below.

Stila Sun Gel Bronzer - $24.00

This is my favorite gel bronzer that I sometimes use on more than just my cheeks! It is pretty to even dab on my eyes and lips for a really pretty golden glow. It lasts all day too, which I like.

 COVERGIRL TRUblend Microminerals Bronzer -$11.00

I saw this one at CVS and just had to have it. I love how it is portable for when I think I might need a touch up on the go. I throw it in my back pack and sweep the bronzer with the brush over my cheeks, chin, forehead and tip of my nose. The bronzer and brush come in one sleek compartment making it simple and easy to use.

MAC Creme Bronzer from MAC To the Beach - $25.00

This one just came out and I took it from my Mom right away. It is a cream bronzer that is so easy to blend and it lasts all day. I use it alone on my cheeks or with Dallas (above) for a little extra shimmer. This creamy bronzer has 2 colors. I use Beach Bronze.

So, what's your favorite bronzer? Did yours make my favorites list? Do you prefer a powder, gel or creamy? I can't wait to hear. PLEASE leave me a comment about your favorite bronzer!!!

Friday
Apr092010

Eyeshadow Not Lasting All Day? Try Urban Decay to Lead the Way!

Being a busy girl in school and sports along with trying to wear makeup is nothing short of a HUGE dilemma.  It is not so much the time that it takes for me to play and look my best when wearing makeup; it is trying to make it look like I still have my face on at lunch time.

I know I should have just asked my Mom, but I did a bit of research myself and found out that I need to bring primers into my life. So with that, I finally asked Mom what to try first. She pointed me to Urban Decay and the Primer Potions, of which there are 3. Of which, all are for me!

These primers are like genies in a bottle. Yes, the bottle represents that, I know, but it is so true. Once applied, eye shadow adheres to the potion which makes shadow stay in place on the eyelids all day long.To quote the brand on this thought, "The genie in these bottles fulfills three wishes: eye shadow that lasts, more vibrant and lasting color, and absolutely NO creasing."

I said that there were 3 Primer Potions, and they all work the same but just look a little bit different on the eye. The original one is pretty nude in color and virtually disappears on the eyelid after it dries. Then there are the two lightly shaded Primer Potions. There is Sin, which is more of a champagne color that has a bit or pearlessence to it. It is very pretty on it's own and it makes the perfect base for a color that needs a little softness added in. I like Sin especially with the new Urban Decay Stardust Eye shadow. The newest Primer Potion is Eden. Eden is a very soft muted brown color. This one probably evens out my skin tone on my eyelid the most as I have a bit of a tan and this just makes it look better to begin with. This version does not have as much of a sheen to it, it is just your basic shaded base.

If you want to try them, you can check them out in person at Sephora or buy them on the web at UrbanDecay.com.

I also spotted a great primer set that I am going to have my Mom get for me to try out more of the Urban Decay primers. The kit is called Box of Potions and beside the Primer Potion, it has smaller sizes of their Eyelash Primer, Lip Primer and Face Primer (Complexion Primer, as they call it).

Tell me if you have used any of these. Is the Box of Potions what you think I should get next to try in trying to get the rest of makeup to last all day?

Disclosure: Press samples of some of these products were sent to Beautiful Makeup Search for editorial consideration.

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