I had a mini-lapse in judgment last weekend and dropped a nice chunk of change at the LANCÔME counter. I didn’t mean for it to happen; I was there with my mother, who had scheduled a facial the last time we went to the counter. While I was waiting for her to finish her facial done, the associates demonstrated several products for me. I loved all of them, but I bought just a few (seven, to be correct).
When I studied abroad in the United Kingdom, I discovered the wonders of Lush Cosmetics. All of Lush’s products are fresh and handmade with vegetarian and/or vegan ingredients. Also, they do not test products on animals, something I look for when I purchase cosmetics, skincare or hair care items.
If these facts weren’t enough to draw me in, the products actually work and did wonders for my skin. Recently, on a trip to the King of Prussia mall outside of Philadelphia, I stumbled back into the world of Lush and purchased products that I have used in the past, but also some new ones. Read More
So, I’m a little bit in love with Josie Maran’s products. Her stuff is not
only reasonably priced for the product you are getting, but they are very different from anything else I have encountered.
I posted a few weeks ago about her Bear Naked W
ipes. After buying the travel size wipes, I went back to Sephora and bought a gift set, which included the face wipes and the Bear Naked Nail Wipes. The nail wipes are a 3-in-1 product (a polish remover, cuticle and nail treatment.) They are $9 for a container and are available at JosieMaran.com or at Sephora. Read More
During the past few months, I have worked my way through various shampoo and conditioners. I have been experimenting with different brands to find a new shampoo and conditioner for my damaged hair. After going through many salon and drugsto
re brands and being satisfied with them, but not thrilled, I decided to try Joico K-PAK Color Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner.
Pictured below, these products, the shampoo and the conditioner, have absolutely changed my hair, and the change was noticeable after one use. I color and flat iron my hair routinely, so I need a shampoo that will protect color treated hair, but also moisturize fried hair. Read More
Although I do own plenty of high-end cosmetics, I am very fond of drug-store brand cosmetics. In many cases,
these items can be just as good as higher end brands, but they lack the price tag of high-end brands. So this week, I decided to ro
und up a few of my favorite drug-store brand items, listing a few pros and cons for each item.
I’ve seen several trends in my favorite magazines that make use of brown eyeliners. To be honest, I never really gave thought to brown eyeliners, because I typically use black. With a new season approaching and these new trends in mind, I decide
d to give brown eyeliners a chance. In good makeup junkie fashion, I purchased two eyeliners, one from a higher end brand and the second from a drug store brand.
I purchased Clinique’s Quickliner for Eyes in Roast Coffee. Originally, I wanted to purchase the intense version of this product; unfortunately, the Clinique counter was out of the intense in the brown shade I wanted, so I settled for the original Quickliner.
This retailed for $15. I also purchased CoverGirl’s Liquilineblast in Brown Blaze. This retailed for $7.99 at Ulta.
As far as color selection, Clinique had a large selection of brown colors. CoverGirl had only one brown color that I could find. Although I was looking for a basic brown color, I think it is good to have several options when choosing liner colors.
I have recently been trying the Kitoko Hair Oil, a natural hair treatment that is a blend of Karité and Argan oils. At first I was a little sceptical, unlike a lot of people I haven’t really jumped on the hair oil band wagon so I was interested to s
ee if this natural hair treatment would change my mind!