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Makeup Tip for Curled Eyelash Challenged

You all might know this already, but somehow this beauty tidbit has alluded me all these years: If you have hard to curl eyelashes, curl first with your eyelash curler and then apply waterproof mascara! I recently bought CoverGirl LashBlast mascara and accidentally bought the waterproof version. I was ready to return it to the store, but I thought, hey, it's summer. There will be swimming, and other water-related activities, maybe it's a good idea to have at least one waterproof mascara in my arsenal of lash enhancers. While I was not overwhelmed by LashBlast, and was very disappointed by not being overwhelmed, I was astounded by the fact that my eyelashes remained curled ALL DAY after applying this mascara. I did use an eyelash curler first, and then applied the mascara. Usually after I apply mascara, even after using a curler first, my eyelashes uncurl, maybe not going all the way back to straight, but definitely not holding the curl made by the curler. This even happened wi…

A Little Extra Protection is A Good Thing

For my recent shore vacation (the "shore" is what we southeast Pennsylvanians and southern New Jerseyans call the "beach") I purchased St. Ives Elements Protective Cleanser with SPF 10. This is a facial cleanser that, when you wash the cleanser off your face, is supposed to leave behind a layer of SPF 10 protection. Pretty cool, huh? Now, some people say this will help them skip a pesky extra step in their morning skincare routine by eliminating the application of SPF. I understand how one could feel this way, but c'mon ladies. SPF 10? From a cleanser you just washed off your face? I mean, really, how much protection can that really give you? Now, I'm not denying that the product does what it says, but we should all know by now that you need a lot higher SPF protection on your delicate face than a 10.My dermatologist said nothing less than 30 would do, and she herself wore, like, 75 (and she was probably late 40's/early 50's and her skin was porcela…

Clearance is Bliss...

Gee, if they only had free shipping, too! Ok, I shouldn't be greedy...

Can She BE More Beautiful?!

Ok, we all know Angelina is gorgeous. Well, except for that moron Donald Trump, but then again, he goes out in public with that hair of his. 'Nuf said. Anyway, when I saw this cover shot of Angie, I was blown away. I think this may be the most beautiful pic I've ever seen of her - though there are many, many incredible ones to choose from. She can't take a bad one. I think maybe I like this one so much because I love big hair, and while I don't like makeup that is heavy and caked-on, I do appreciate her oh-so-glam makeup in this shot. The bold, velvety red lips against the fair skin, and the defined, but not too heavily, eyes. And the pillowy boobs, don't forget them, as if you could. So not fair that someone (who is not me!) can be that gorgeous.

Oh, yeah, I want to read the article, too.

Bronzer Search - Almost Found a Keeper

Thanks to Beauty Blogging Junkie, I entered a Physicians Formula Organic wear sweepstakes in honor of Earth Day and won a free PF product of my choice (coupon for free item sent in the mail). Since I am on the hunt for the perfect bronzer to give my pale skin a warm but a not muddy, orange or too dark of a glow, I choose as my free product the new Bronze Organics bronzer for Light Skin. According to the packaging, this is 100% free of all of the following:
Harsh ChemicalsSynthetic preservativesParabensGMO's (Genetically Modified Organisms - yuck!)Synthetic ColorsSynthetic Fragrancesand is 100% Cruelty FreeThey claim they are the first 100% Natural Organic makeup line in the U.S. with Certified Organic ingredients. Very cool. I can bronze and feel good about it! Also, all the Organic wear products are recyclable, too.
As for the product itself, I definitely like the color. It is not too dark on me. It is also not glittery, which is great if you are over 13, and I certainly am. The w…