Friday, December 12, 2008

Laura Gellar: Blush-N- Brighten Kit

Blush-N-Brighten Kit: Ethereal Rose

From my mom:
I could not be more pleased with the Laura Geller products I've tested. This includes their "ethereal rose powder" and the makeup brush that accompanies it.
I've tried many foundations, and always found their look to be heavy. Inevitably, the liquid foundation settles into pores. Loose powder gave me more of the polished but light look I was looking for, but the loose powder dusted the counter more than the coverage it gave to me. The "mineral" powders initially seemed to provide a solution, but the "three colors fits all"didn't match my skin tones. After wearing them for a few hours, they tended to change colors, to an unflattering orange-yellow tone. Finally, through this testing site, I was able to use the Laura Geller powder and brush.
The colors woven into the powder were close to my skin tone, and left a soft, polished look. The compact itself seems to buffer the contents from cracking, as was often the case with other products.
In addition, the brush is brilliant. Like a lipstick tube that twists open and close, the brush for the powder twists open and closes, with a cap that covers it completely. While I've always been conscientious about cleaning my makeup applicators, this packaging completly protects the brush, as well as my purse.I'd not seen or heard of the Laura Geller line before. Had it not been for this testing site, I don't know that I would ever have found this line.
I recommend this product without reservations.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Have Bobbi Brown do your make-up!

Okay, maybe not BB herself, but one of her peeps!
Print out this certificate, go to a Bobbi Brown counter & you'll get a FREE make-up lesson from a pro!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Lamas Rice Protein Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner

Great smelling shampoo and conditioner that includes many natural and botanical ingredients. I'd say it's about a step or two up from drugstore brands but it didn't transform my hair or even give it all that much "lift and bounce" as it promised. Not bad but not great.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Candle: Delirium

Delirium Blue Period Suede & Smoke
The candle version of George Clooney--classic & classy, clean, and all man;)
This smells exactly like I always imagined a posh men's club would smell, all humidor-y & leather chairs with a hint of fresh mint & scotch.
The candle is also very handsomely packaged, cobalt glass.

2008 GIFT GUIDE!!!

Although we do like receiving, it is, after all, better to give!
Here's our Gift Guide for you.
The Guide will be automatically updated throughout the Holiday season, so check back often.
We've left some blanks for the new great gifts we find!
There's now more kid-stuff!
Gift Guide
updated 5 December 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Hair Wars: Chapter 4--continued

Emjoi Chic Epilator
I have found that the process gets less painful. I guess you start going numb?
Love that I don't have to shave the arm-pits everyday!
Legs seem to be dryer than usual...

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Bobbi Brown Basics Lip Palette

This palette has made me understand the ado about Bobbi Brown!
4 outstanding colors, each great on their own, but I love to mix. The brush is great too, no odd stray bristles on your lips.
I think the Rum Raisin shade is my favorite (the deepest), but the Brownie is a great neutral. The Posey Shimmer and Naked lip glosses are great toppers, or if I just feel like a little gloss.
I recommend this to everyone- great quality lip stick, good staying power, not goopey glosses, no drying feeling. I can't imagine any skin tone that wouldn't be flattered by these wonderful shades!

Garnier Nutritioniste Daily Exfoliating Gel Cleanser

Good scrubber, not too harsh.
It's like an exfoliating Noxema gel, but without that smell.
Full of anti-oxidants and such.
I really like this, my face feels so nice and clean after using!
And smooth!!!

Garnier Nutritioniste Anti-Puff Eye Roller

This little tube is really cool.
It's basically a little pen for under your eyes-- a very thin roll-on gel.
Goes on smoothly, no tugging.
Nice & cool.
Rally does de-puff & reduced the little lines at the corners of my eyes, practically to non-existence!
Looks a bit odd when I first put it on, but eye area all smoothed out when it dries.
Great for those morning when you haven't quite gotten enough sleep.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

New Features!

Check out the new look of our homepage!
Look to the left & see What We're Loving Now, our current picks.
We'll also be posting our fabulous GIFT GUIDE before Thanksgiving (November 27th).
Y'all come back now, hear?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

3 LAB Perfect Mask

This mask promises to lift, firm, and brighten your skin, and it does just that. I found the process a bit uncomforatble though. You unfold the mask and lay it on your face then pat until centered. Easy enough, but its a bit heavy and unless you can lay still for 10 minutes it slips down quite a bit. I personally have to work these things in to my busy day so I would have prefered using a mask that allows me to go about my tasks. This mask made that dificult. On the upside, my skin did feel great after, and had a nice healthy glow.

Bring Hawaii into your shower this winter!

I have fallen in love with a new product! Winter always makes my skin dry and pasty. If you hate winter skin as much as I do, you should try Ola Hawaii Cane Sugar Scrub. You feel a difference instantly after using it. It not only exfoliates your skin, but moisturizes all day as well. It smells wonderful and transforms your shower into a spa when you apply it! I actually love the consistency of it. It uses sugar cane, organic lehua honey, tropical oils, and nut butters. A must try! I am getting very sad that mine is almost gone, but I can't shower without it now!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Vincent Longo

For all y'all NYC & California girls:

Vincent Longo, who makes one of the best lipsticks, is making a personal apperance!
You can meet the man himself at Barneys in Beverly Hills on Saturday, November 8th and in NYC on Saturday, November 15th for his famed La Dolce Vita Lashes and Eye Collection.

Nov. 8th from 1 to 5 pm at Barneys, 9570 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, 310.276.4400 ext 5684

Nov 15th from 1 to 5 pm at Barneys, 660 Madison Ave, NYC, 212.833.2654

If you go, let me know!

Hair Wars: Chapter IV: A New Hope

Emjoi Chic Epilator
Their description:
Virtually painless hair removal from the root. 21 extra gentle tweezers remove hair quickly...
I would really like to know their definition of "painless."
Here's the real story: You will be yanking your hair out of your body, roots & all. There may indeed be some drug that makes this act painless, but I'm not familiar with it.
That said, this is about as comfortable as you can get while a machine rips out your hair. The No!No! hurt less during the process, but there was the whole burn factor + the smell of frying hair.
Huge Warning--if you use this on your armpits, give yourself a full day to recover before using deodorant. Unless, of course, you are into the chemical burn.
I will update with re-growth prognosis!

Crest Pro-Health Whitening Toothpaste

I'm a bit of a teeth nut. I bleach at least one a month so anything that promises to remove up to 80% of surface stains is right up my alley. It's a bit grainy, which I love. It's almost like a face scrub for teeth-making it feel like it's really doing something. The taste is minty but more spearmint than that super strong mint that almost burns your tongue. I've been using it for more than a week and I must say I haven't noticed much change in teeth color though.
Odd side note- love the tube because the cap is big and flat. The tube can stand up in my medicine cabinet.

The Colossal Volum' Express Mascara

The brush is full, short and wide. The mascara stays on all day and doesn't flake or disappear. Minimal clumpage too. It's a good daytime mascara. For a washable, not waterproof mascara, I like it a lot. It comes off easily with soap and water. Thumbs up!

Friday, October 31, 2008


From Nancy:
Garnier Fructis Style Volume Inject Mousse
I really like using this!
Great packaging-- spout is sturdy, doesn't fall off & need to be held on to dispense.
Needed a new mousse, this may be the one!


From Nancy:
Garnier Fructis Style XXL Volume Hairspray
Tried & liked it.
Holds for a long time.
Not too stiff.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Murad Firming Brozer

Firming Bronzer SPF for face and body

I just got back from 5 days in sunny Florida, and let me tell you, I took advantage of the sun. My first day back to reality, I decided to try Murad's face bronzer. It is a little watery, and ran out of the tube fast. It actually leaked in my bag, but I'm not sure if I tightened the cap all of the way. The full size comes with a pump, so I am sure all of the runniness and leaking will be avoided. Anyway, this bronzer was a perfect compliment for my tan. It went on light and didn't leave the dreaded face line. The bronzer dries quicky enough that you are able to put it on your neck/body without worrying about it getting on your clothes. My skin was soft and glowing. It also has SPF 15. With this bronzer, I feel like I will get to keep my tan for just a little while longer!

Joey New York Blush

Joey New York
Chiseled Cheeks Powder Blush
"Kind" - True Coral

This is my first experience with a Joey New York product. The blush comes in a trendy little case, and provides vibrant colors to your cheeks. No complaints here. Blends well, goes on with light application, and still seems natural. I am intrigued by the Joey New York company, and would love to try the collagen boosting lip gloss or any of the skin products. Check her out at:

Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind

Maybelline New York
Instant Age Rewind Cream Compact Foundation

After all that powder, it was hard to switch to a cream foundation. However, I really liked the Instant Age Rewind Cream Compact Foundation. Not sure about rewinding my age (I've been told I look a lot younger than I am), but I liked the smoothness and creaminess of this foundation. It comes in a slick little compact with a mirror and super soft dual-sided applicator. The white side is for full coverage, and the pink side is for sheer coverage and blurring lines. By using both sides, you get all-day full coverage that never looks or feels caked on. The other added bonus is that it is SPF 18 sunscreen.

Mineral Powder Foundations

Maybelline NY Mineral Power Powder Foundation

Mary Kay Mineral Powder Foundation

L'Oreal Bare Naturale Gentle Mineral Makeup

The foundation that appears to be advertised the most these days is some sort of mineral powder. I thought I would try a couple different ones to see if there is a difference between brands. Overall, my favorite out of the 3 is the L'Oreal brand.

Mary Kay's version of mineral powder foundation comes in a short, wide, round container. Doesn't fit well in my travel makeup bag, but I can get over that. It also does not come with an applicator. Apparently you have to have your own, or buy one of theirs separately. The good thing about the wide container is that you are able to get your applicator brush in the powder without it going all over. It also covers well. Unfortunately, the color I tried didn't match my skin color well, but I used it a couple of times on the weekend at home to get a feel for it. If you like Mary Kay products and have some of their product already, I am sure that you will have no problems using their mineral powder foundation.

Maybelline New York's Mineral Power Powder Foundation (that is a mouthful) comes with an applicator and is in a smaller container. I personally thought the brush was a little rough and awkward. The applicator brush is just the top of the brush, but it doesn't fit on/in the container. The makeup itself was light and covered well. It didn't look like I had a ton of foundation on, and still managed to even out my skin tone.

*As a side note, I also tried the Mineral Power Natural Perfecting Concealer. It comes in a lip gloss-like tube with a soft applicator brush. Creamy concealer that covers well and LASTS. Love the fact that it is compact enough to carry in my little wristlet purse.

L'Oreal Bare Naturale Gentle Mineral Makeup is the one have been using on a regular basis. It comes in a small container with the applicator brush on the cover to the makeup. I realized after trying 3 different mineral powder foundations that it is inevitably going to get all over. I like the idea of the brush as part of the container, but I think it might be a little too big. I have decided to just use a brush I already had. I found that the L'Oreal brand goes on smooth and light, covers well, and lasts all day. The color also matched my skintone well.

Overall, I like the idea of a mineral powder foundation. It blends well into your skin and doesn't look or feel like you have any foundation on at all. Very light, very subtle, and very necessary as part of your makeup collection.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

mama mio o mega body oil

With temperatures dropping, my already mad dry skin is all the more so. Thank goodness for this product! For those you who are oily, read no further. For those of you who are combination to dry, read on. It's a pleasant scented body oil that is absorbed quickly to leave plump, hydrated skin. The pump feature is ideal for a nice measured amount of oil. Perfect for all over body after shower slathering. I even use it on my face. I will be very bummed when this runs out because I love it!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Redken Thickening Lotion 06 Body Builder

As resident thin haired girl, I have been lucky enough to test the promising thickening and volumizing products. Yet again, Redken has not disappointed. This lotion is not thin nor thick. The smell is light, pleasant. I rubbed it in and took to blow drying. My hair definitely felt thicker and fuller. It's become part of my daily wash and dry.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Samsung MP3 Player

That's the model I have (in classic black)!
It is seriously small-->3.25" (8.5 cm) long, 1.75" (4 cm) wide, less than a half inch (approx. 1 cm) deep.
Holds 2G worth of music/video/files...
The sales guy told me I could watch a movie on it--like I could see a movie on a 1.5" square screen (I think that blobby-dot is Sean Astin. Or a hat. A spoon?)
That said, I love my little not-pod!
Buttons are easy to use, has definite off switch, key guard (hold) switch, display easy to read.
The sound quality is excellent, and it can be played on my car stereo (aux wire into Fit)!
If I want to take it somewhere, I can put it in my pocket without hassle/large & unsightly bump.
Plus, it was about half the price of some others, so it doesn't freak me out when I drop it. I try not to, but it has happened.

Maybelline Mascara

Maybelline the Colossal Volum' Express Mascara
Classic Black
Nice coverage
Not at all clumpy
Worst time of year for mascara--hay fever=runny eyes!
Some flaking, but it stands up to my constantly watering eyes. Worth the trade-off to me;)
Needs some major remover!
Not a big fan of the Classic Black, it is grayer than I like. Would like to try in a blacker-black.


Review from Emily:
-Redken Color Protect shampoo and conditioner: Both worked well, shampoo cleaned, conditioner moisturized without adding too much weight.
I like a little heavier conditioner, but would recommend, especially to someone coloring their hair red or another color that fades quickly.

Oscar Blandi

Review from Emily:
-Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo: Works ok, tried it on 3-4 day old hair, but $20 bottle only lasted 3 applications!
Would not recommend.

Pangea Organics

Pangea Organics review from Emily:

-Body wash- Egyptian Basil Mint: love it, it smells great, minty and clean

Pangea Organics

Pangea Organics reviews from Emily:

-Face wash: Not sure it is right for my skin type, doesn't feel as squeaky clean as I'd like.

-Face Scrub: Works pretty well, kind of chunky. I feel like scrubs work better if the scrubbers are smaller. Smells kind of funny, very "natural".

-Toner: Not sure I get the concept of a spray toner. I close my eyes and spray, and don't get my face. If I do, it feels weird. This one smells ok.

-Face Lotion: Smells kind of funny too, but is a good consistency and moisturizes well.

Juice Beauty

Juice Beauty reviews from Emily:
-Cleansing Gel: Love it, feels very clean without over drying.

-Oil-Free Moisturizer: Works well, usually need a little more moisture, ended up buying the green apple spf 15 moisturizer.

-Blemish Clearing Serum: Love it, I believe it has diminished scars and helps prevent new issues. I like to think it's a barrier between me and my make-up

-Green Apple Peel/Sensitive
: Like it, but would like to try the regular (not sensitive).

** Bought a skincare kit from Juice Beauty via Sephora, loved it! Even came with eco-bamboo headband. **

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Lotion: Lubriderm

Lubriderm Intense Skin Repair Body Lotion
Smells like baby wipes.
Good consistency.
It feels like my hands are sucking the lotion in & need more, but there is a residue/barrier left on the skin.
Works better on legs.
It's okay, but not great.

Weleda Wild Rose Day Cream

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I am loving the Weleda products!

This day cream is a great texture. It's medium thick with a faint pleasant rose scent. It glides onto the skin and hydrates pretty well. I still need to apply other moisturizer but I like to use this as the final one. My skin seems plumper. The packaging is adorable. Love that the box is a nice weight and recyclable. I'll be using this until it's gone.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Jergens Skin Smoothing Cellular Renewal Moisturizer

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Maybe I've been spoiled as of late with higher end, rich and thick lovely lotions (thank you, Kate)because this is a thinner not amazing lotion. It smells sort of cheap and although it says it it gives the skin a subtle allure that captivates, I wasn't captivated. It claims to exfoliate and renew but I didn't see either happen. I'll say it's good if you're in a jam but otherwise, no thanks.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Exfoliating Body Wash

Olay Body Wash plus Spa Exfoliating Ribbons

I've never been one for body wash/shower gel. I don't even own a bath pouf. I like washcloths--you use them once & launder.
Warily tried this. It comes out faster than I expected & smells like Tide + Bounce.
Makes a nice lather.
Gently sloughs, leaves skin SMOOTH, not at all dry & ripped up like with some over zealous scrubs.
Left the shower with nice feeling skin, scent had dissolved, even made shaving legs less treacherous.
Kudos to Olay!


Glytone's Essential Mini Peel Gel is a light acid peel for home use.
Yes, it can burn--I had to work up to the full time. But it got rid of mild discoloration & my blackheads. I use once every other week so my skin doesn't get all irritated. STAY OUT OF THE SUN AFTERWARDS. They aren't kidding about this.
I used the Glytone Daily Lotion SPF 15 the day after peeling.
It's a nice, lightweight lotion that doesn't make skin mad the day after the peel, but it is NOT strong enough for more than being indoors. Then again, I have gotten a sun burn through a window. I will use this lotion in the evening, when there's enough sun where I worry about exposure, but it's setting & will be dark.

Avene: Anti-bad skin!


Ysthéal+ lotion

Oddly carrot colored lotion, more of a cream consistency.
No real smell.
My skin LOVES it!!!!!!!!!!
Holy moley.
I usually don't use anything that contains mineral oil, but I gave this a try--clear, smooth skin!
I just put this on at night & voila!
I wonder what else I've been missing out on...

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Garnier Fructis Shampoo & Conditioner

Hope from work (short, bleach-induced platinum hair) gave this a whirl. She said her hair has never felt so soft.
Her daughter (long, frizzy hair) tried it & got smooth, lovely hair.
Nice fruity smell, too!

Maybelline Mascara

XXL Curl Power Volume + Length Microfiber Mascara
This is a smart little two-in-one container, one side is a
base coat, the other a top coat + color.
The brushes are nice, there's little-to-no clumps. Good color, good staying power. Not terribly hard to take off with eye makeup remover.
I tried the very black, it is good & black.
The curl part... I have long & thick lashes (lucky me:) ) but they are stick straight. I can't get my hair that straight with product & irons. I've never had a curling mascara that made any discernible difference. This, too, failed to give me the promised 45-degree angle. Don't feel bad, Maybelline, I can't even get a curl with the lash curling wands.

Rahua Hair Care

I tested the Rahua Shampoo & Conditioner.
I may be in love. The shampoo really cleans, but there's no stripped-hair feeling. The conditioner is thick & creamy & leaves my hair soft! I have thick, yet oily, & often times frizzy hair. Finding products that really work is very rare. Both products have a light anise & nutty scent--kind of anise-liquor next to a bottle of amaretto. I highly recommend it!
As an added bonus, there's even a contest the company is running: the winner will receive a trip for two at Luna Runtun Adventure Spa in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest!
Order & enter the sweepstakes at

Body balm

Le Couvent Des Minimes
Skin Softening Body Balm: Honey & Shea
First, this smells so good!!!
A light honey scent, so tasty.
Not as thick as a body butter, but thicker than a lotion. Kind of the consistency of pancake batter.
Goes on nice & smooth, makes the skin soft. Even makes a difference on my chapped elbows!
So nice, I am a bit addicted.

Skin Milk Lotion + SPF

Skin Milk Hand Lotion with SPF 15
Quickly absorbed.
Not oddly scented, feels like it is relieving a bit of my perpetual hand chap.
I tend to like a thicker, more cream-like lotion, so this was thin/liquidy for me, but my dad, who likes liquidy hand lotion, seemed quite happy with it--he made off with it to keep in his car.

Skin Milk Cleanser & Lotion

Skin Milk
Foaming Face Wash
A nice, light face wash, not over-drying. Very creamy. Rinses well. Doesn't do any clever tricks, just cleans your face.
Facial Moisturizer
Smooth & creamy. Light, fresh scent that doesn't over-power. Keeps your face from drying out, makes skin feel nice. Not too heavy.
On a hunch, I had my friend's sister (Hi Nicki!) use it after getting sunburned. She said it was great. Makes sense--not menthol-ated like Noxema, but the milk proteins feel great on skin that has been overexposed to harsh conditions.
A great summer night lotion!

Another reason to go natural!

Okay, so we love Beautorium, the online natural and organic beauty marketplace.
Now we love them even more!
For the month of September, Beautorium will be donating 10% of all proceeds from online sales to Stand Up For A Cure.
Stand Up For A Cure in conjunction with the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating lung cancer through strategic partnerships with some of the finest medical institutions in the world. Stand Up for a Cure was founded to raise awareness and funding for lung cancer research, treatment and education through a series of benefit concerts.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Kinerase Ultimate Daily Moisturizer

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Must say I wasn't impressed with this at all. To me, it's just another moisturizer that does little for my dry, dry skin. Might be great for someone who has normal skin.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Antica Farmacista Home Ambiance Fragrance

Antica Farmacista

Home Ambiance Fragrance {Le Fragranze d'Ambiante}

Grapefruit {Pompelmo}

Lovely glass bottle, looks great out.
The smell is wonderful! It's lightly sugared grapefruit. Fresh grapefruit, as though you pulled it off the tree, cut it open & poured on a packet of sugar.
The scent is subtle in the room, nicely diffusing.
My only complaint--the cork was hard to remove! There was a little wooden lid covering the cork, and I managed to separate the two. Oh well, the pieces of cork inside the bottle add a rustic flair ;)

Friday, August 22, 2008

Befine Food Skincare

Befine Food Skincare
Exfoliating Cleanser
With Brown Sugar, Sweet Almonds & Oats

I just used a sample packet of Befine's Exfoliating Skincare. I was instantly hungry when I opened the yummy smelling packet. It smelled of brown sugar and almonds. I was a little worried about how grainy it was, but it didn't feel rough at all on my face. It was as if I was getting a mini facial. Once I rinsed it off, my face felt smooth and soft, and it looked even better! I would definitely recommend this exfoliating cleanser to anyone looking to improve their skin (without feeling as if you just scrubbed your face off).

Maybelline NY Volume XL Seduction Lip Plumper

Maybelline NY
Volume XL Seduction Lip Plumper
Born With it

I didn't even realize until I tried this that it was a "lip plumper." I tried it one morning in the locker room at work. Instantly I felt a minty tingly feeling. My lips looked full and shiny. I was very excited to find out that it was a lip plumper...and it worked. I wouldn't say my lips were huge, but they looked fuller and the color is a shiny, subtle pink. My co-worker walked by and asked what kind of lip gloss I was wearing about 2 minutes after I put it on. It obviously made an impression on her. I am on my way to get a couple of more colors. You should go out and get some too!

Sugar Paint - Mineral Lip Glaze

Sugar Paint
Mineral Lip Glaze
Fruit Punch
These fun little tubs of lip glaze have a lot of color. If you are not a fan of cocoa butter or shea butter, you might want to stay away. The fruit punch color is almost a crayola red on my lips, and it smells a little like fruit punch, but the cocoa & shea butter smell are a little overwhelming. Overall, its not bad, but I think I might like the caramel or milk chocolate flavors a little better than the fruit punch.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Great Hair helps to stop cancer!!!

From a PureOlogy press release:
PureOlogy is excited to evolve its partnership with the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) as the organization's official haircare and styling partner. During September and October, PureOlogy will offer a Limited Edition Break the Silence Volume Booster promotion which includes PureVolume Shampoo, 10.1 Oz. and PureVolume Condition, 8.5 Oz. Also included is our complimentary, tortoise shell style brush with NOCC's signature teal color bristle pad. The box features information about the signs and symptoms of Ovarian Cancer to educate women about this disease.

"In conjunction with Limited Edition Break the Silence Volume Booster promotion, PureOlogy will donate $25,000 to the NOCC," explains Karen Fuss-Zipp, Senior Vice President of Marketing for PureOlogy. "PureOlogy and the NOCC will continue our year long campaign to facilitate a greater dialogue that will lead to earlier diagnosis, improved survival rates and quality of life for women with ovarian cancer."

Throughout 2008, NOCC and PureOlogy will host 21 NOCC & PureOlogy's Walks to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer around the U.S. to help increase awareness of the work NOCC and PureOlogy are doing to educate women about the symptoms and risk factors for ovarian cancer.
Help Break the Silence on ovarian cancer!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Maybelline New York Define-A-Lash Mascara

This is THE mascara. I've been looking for the perfect mascara for as long as I can remember. Much too often, I would put on mascara only to have it either flake off or completely disappear a few hours later-I know, not too common. Define-A-Lash is perfection in a tube. It lengthens mostly but also darkens. It stays on for hours and almost every time I wear it, someone asks me if I'm wearing faux eyelashes. No joke! Run don't walk and get this mascara. Throw all of your other tubes out. STAT.

Maybelline Define-A-Lash
Waterproof Mascara

Nicole: I am in total agreement with Jill. I LOVE this mascara. The brush separates lashes instead of clumping them. The one I tried was not volumizing, but was definitely waterproof. It lasted all day and didn't flake at all. Like she said above. RUN out and get!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Booty Parlor Sex Bombs Kit

Very after dark packaging...full of goodies. I'll start with the Get Flushed Sexy Lip and Cheek Tint. I'm all about this. All about it. I love lip and cheek stains like nobody else. Adorable sphere shape with mirror in the cap. Color is very red Popsicle. A little dab will do ya. Wearing it on both cheeks and lips now, actually. Next up, Don't Stop Solid Perfume With Pheromones. It's very one of Strawberry Shortcake's friend smell. Love it. Heart it. A bit musky which is what I look for in any and all perfumes. Again, in a cute sphere shape-nice and portable. No glass to break. The Dust Up Kissable Body Shimmer leaves a little something on the skin. Great for highlighting the clavicle and cleavage. This would be the best bachelorette party gift.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Redken Body Full Shampoo and Conditioner

This shampoo/conditioner combo does exactly what is says. "Gently cleanses and builds volume." My hair feels clean after using both, but it also feels thicker-which is pretty huge for me. So far, I'm loving these REDKEN Body Full products. Again, I'm having to ration them. I don't want to run out.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

My Soap!

Pre de Provence Soaps
Wonderful citrus smell, perfect to help de-fog in the morning.
All the PdP soaps I've tried have been long-lasting & lather well.
It's not harsh on the skin & I'm not allergic to it--what more could I ask?

Fight gravity & cancer!

Mama Mio ( has developed a lil'something to lift the sag!

Oh yes, Boob tube! No, I'm serious. They have also come out with a Boot Camp for your boozies, as well one to firm up your butt.

Check out how they are donating proceeds to the Cancer Research Foundation & giving self-exam instructions starting this October.

Save lives & your chest!

Monday, August 4, 2008


This is a nice thick foam. But because of that, blow drying takes a little bit longer. The scent is unpleasant-metallic, odd. Yet, I did notice my hair appeared fuller. It seems too heavy for very fine hair. Definitely worth a try if you have normal to thick hair.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Lip Balm Testing

Lip Balms

Jess' Bee Natural
All Natural Lip Balm

Until now, the only lip balm I have tried that was made from beeswax was Burt's Bees. After testing the tangerine lip balm, I would have to say that Jess' Bee Natural lip balm goes on a lot smoother, and the tangerine scent is too good to be true. Even better, Jess' has only 7 all-natural ingredients in it. Jess' Bee Natural is an amazing company started accidentally by one woman 10 years ago. Everything about her company is all-natural. They hand pour their lip balm and use post-consumer recycled paper for everything. Since trying it, I have kept my tangerine lip balm close to me for repeated use!

Bag Lunch
Red Lollipop Lip Balm

I think there is another blog about the Strawberry Milkshake Lip Balm, but I wanted to compare of all of the ones I have tried. This lip balm is a little more waxy, but the lollipop smell is so yummy! Don't try to lick your lips though, because the coating of lip balm you put on is nice and thick to moisturize your lips. It is so great and fun to have a delicious lip balm that doesn't have cartoon characters or glitter all over the packaging. To me, Bag Lunch Lip Balms are the adult version of Lip Smackers.


Ok, so this lip balm isn't scented like the other two were, but I love it anyway. First of all, I love the big tube it comes in. It is full of vitamins and aloe vera to heal those cracked, dry lips in the winter. I could tell a difference in just one application. Not only that, it has an spf of 8. emmett cooper uses natural oils and beeswax for a nourishing, almost wet lip balm that makes my lips happy every time I use it.

Bobbi Brown - New Fall Look

Bobbi Brown
Mauve Palette

To quote Bobbi Brown: "...mauve makeup is a cool neutral that's very wearable." She is right! This great palette is all you'll need for the fall. It combines neutral shades for an amazing overall look. The palette includes: Mauve Lip Sheer, Vintage Mauve Lip Color, Dusty Mauve Lip Color, Mauve Blush, Navajo Eye Shadow, Vintage Eye Shadow, and a Chocolate Mauve Eye Shadow. With this color combination, you are destined to look great this fall. Easy to apply, long-lasting, amazing colors. I also have the Mauve Lip Gloss. The lip gloss brush applicator lets you paint color on your lips that lasts. It makes your lips soft and even has a hint of vanilla. I have already started wearing some of this palette and summer isn't even over yet!

Bobbi Brown - Eye Shadows

Bobbi Brown
Metallic Eye Shadow - Bronzed Pink & Penny
Eye Shadow - Rock

Who doesn't love Bobbi Brown? She makes stylish, glamorous makeup that looks good on anyone. Not only that, she gives tips and tricks to make us regular gals look good every day. I have tried and used three of her eye shadows recently. The Metallic Eye Shadows go on smoothly and do not clump in creases. They are shimmery and colorful. Both the Bronzed Pink and Penny are great for all over coverage. The Rock Eye Shadow is an amazing matte color for your lower lid. You could even be daring and line your eyes with this lovely gray color. The great thing about her eye shadows is that you can take them and put them all in on of her pan palettes for easy access and storage.

Kinerase Brightening Anti-Aging System

Brightening Anti-Aging System

Recently, I noticed some dark circles under my eyes. As you may all know, there are a ton of products claiming to remove dark circles and wrinkles. I have been curious about these products, but never sure which one to try first. Luckily, Kinerase sent a Brightening Anti-Aging System to the Brainy Beautys for testing. It is a two-part system. There is a brightening serum and a more concentrated spot treatment. Upon my first trial, I felt a little burning sensation with the use of the concentrated spot treatment. The face serum went on smooth. Not too greasy and it didn't make my face break out. After about 4 days of using both the face serum and the spot treatment, I started noticing some results. Not "miracle" results, but my complexion looked a little more even, and the circles under my eyes were not as dark or puffy. After about 2 weeks of use, I would say that it did help clear up a couple of dark spots on my face and the bags under my eyes did not appear as dark as before. Overall, I think this product delivered what it promised. I would definitely recommend this product to those wanting to try an anti-aging serum, but unsure of which one to go for.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

SPF Lotion: Peter Thomas Roth

Peter Thomas Roth
Max Sheer All Day Defense Moisture Lotion - SPF 30
Doesn't give me zits or mask-like feel.
No kabuki face.*
Goes on lightly, absorbs quickly. I like that it has SPF 30 w/ Parsol 1789 & is UVA & UVB blocking. Why bother if it's not full-spectrum?

*Kabuki Face--when your sunscreen gives your face a ghastly pallor. You look like you are wearing white kabuki pancake make-up.

Sun Block: Shiseido--Ultimate Sun Protection Cream for Face

Ultimate Sun Protection Cream SPF 55 PA+++
Thick, smells fresh, no kabuki-face*!
I'm sold:)
It's not the Best Of Sephora for no reason.
A minimal amount needed for good spread coverage.

*Kabuki Face--when your sunscreen gives your face a ghastly pallor. You look like you are wearing white kabuki pancake make-up.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Redken Body Full Carbo-Bodifier

Love love love this product! It actually looks like I have hair after I use this fun foam. After towel drying, I pump twice and apply. After blow drying and curling, my 2 strands look like 6 or 8 strands. It also seems to give my hair some memory to hold the curls. I like it so much that I ration it. I only use it on the weekends or for special occasions. Ha.

Monday, July 28, 2008

LORAC - protecTINT

protecTINT oil free tinted moisturizer
SPF 30
Tawny Temptress

My friend, Julie first introduced me to tinted face moisturizers about 4 years ago. I have since tried several different ones. This little sample from LORAC was perfect for a facial trial. The lotion was a little more creamy than the ones I have tried, but that may be because it was in a sample pouch and not a bottle/tube. It felt somewhat greasy, but did not make my face look greasy at all. The color was great. Not too much tint, but just enough to make my skin appear almost sun-kissed. You have to remember 2 things: 1) Make sure you distribute evenly over face and neck. 2) Wash your hands IMMEDIATELY after applying. It can make your hands look orange. The great thing about this is, if you have clear skin, you can use this instead of a foundation!

md skincare - Daily Face Peel

MD Skincare - Dr. Dennis Gross
Alpha Beta
Daily Face Peel
Two Step System

This is the first time I have tried a two-step daily face peel. When I opened the first pouch, I was a little worried due to the strong alcohol smell. I followed the directions and swiped Step 1 over my face from my forehead down to neck in semi-circular strokes. My face felt like it was burning a little, but was definitely tolerable. After waiting 2 minutes, I applied Step 2. The second pad was not as strong smelling, and did not burn as much. After it dried, my skin felt amazing. It was soft and smooth, clean and shiny. To my amazement, it wasn't as dry as I had anticipated. I did use moisturizer, but my face did not break out at all after using this product. I have since looked on the MD Skincare website ( and could not find this product. I may have to write to Dr. Dennis Gross and ask him if it is still available. Oh, by the way, Dr. Dennis Gross is a dermatologist/dermatological surgeon in Manhattan. He developed his products as an alternative to surgery. I am all for avoiding a knife to my face, so keep the products coming!

Alterna Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner

Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner

Can you believe this shampoo and conditioner is made of caviar extracts and seasilk? Crazy, huh? It has a lovely scent and is thick and creamy. I am not sure what happens to hair when it ages (besides turning gray), but this stuff does wonders. Every time I used the conditioner, someone told me that my hair looked really good. My hair felt smooth, looked über shiny, and was very manageable. Caviar or not, I am all about the Alterna haircare.

emmet cooper HAIRCARE

emmett cooper HAIRCARE
volume wash - shampoo

Smells like delicious green apples right out of the bottle. Thick and rich. My hair feels clean and revitalized. Great for limp and thin hair. It can be used every day, but I prefer to keep it for the weekends! I give it 5 stars.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Redken Workforce 09 Flexible Voluminizing Spray

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According to the Redken website, this is used at Fashion Week and is a best seller. Sorry, I wasn't sold. The smell is very metallic/grandma-very hard to look past. It's a bit sticky and didn't give me the hold that I wanted after I curled my hair. I tried it several times hoping that I would change my mind but I didn't.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Laura Geller balance n brighten powder

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Laura Geller balance n brighten powder

I'm not the biggest fan of face powders considering I have mad dry skin and go to great lengths to have that oh so dewy look. Yet, it is summer so I tried this. It is definitely similar to most powders I've used in the past. It takes off the shine and absorbs excess oily spots. It's long wearing and the shade matched well with my skin tone. Overall, good for a powder.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Kalo Post Epilating Lotion and Spray

Kalo Post Epilating Lotion and Spray
I was interested in using these products because I absolutely HATE shaving. 40'' legs take no less than about 25 minutes to become smoove. That said, I used both the lotion and the spray for a few weeks. The claim is such that you will see a significant slow in regrowth, about 10%. Big sigh. I saw no slow in regrowth at all. I've tried other products like these and saw no results. Maybe it's just me but for the price tags of $39 and $57, I was thoroughly disappointed.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Korres Wild Rose 24-hour moisturizing and brightening cream

I love this moisturizer. I heart it. My skin is mad dry and hours later it is still hydrated. This is HUGE coming from me. I have been known to put moisturizer on my skin 2-3 times a day. It's smooth and just thick enough. It has the faintest scent of rose. Not old lady rose-pretty pleasant rose.
It's chock-full of good stuff-see below.
Wild Rose oil is a natural source of vitamin C, which demonstrates significant repairing activity to fine lines and skin colour disorders. The extract of the desert plant Imperata cylindrica ensures 24-hour moisturising by continually regulating the cellular water equilibrium. Thanks to its anti-oxidant capacity, the combination of Grape seed and phytic acid helps maintain youthful skin.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Jess' Bee Natural
All Natural Lip Balm

Holy frijoles! This makes my lips so happy!
It's smooth & lovely & pepperminty, but not too minty.
Oh, all natural & cruelty free too.
Jess, you are a genius!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Mascara: Besame Gingerbread 1930's

1930s Mascara
Waterproof & smells like gingerbread!
Seriously smells like gingerbread.
Apart from making me want to eat massive amounts of gingerbread when I apply, this mascara works very well.
Darkens, thickens, lengthens, &, most importantly for me, does not flake off & leave mascara goo all over my face!
The case is gold & etched with a beautiful geometric-floral pattern, so it even looks classy in my bag.
I'd let you try mine, but I don't believe in sharing mascara. Or drinks. Or lip-stuff. Or underwear. Go ahead & borrow some shoes, though;)

Lipstick: Besame Cosmetics

Besame Cosmetics
Enchanting Lipstick Sets
Red Collection
First, how freaking cute are these?!?
Each lipstick is about the size of an applicator-less o.b. tampon.
The little box & all the cases are lovely. Very glam.
There are 5 little lipsticks included in the set, all are creamy, have a definite lipstick smell, but not in a bad way:
  • Besame Red--Red. Post WWII France.
  • Red Hot Red--BRIGHT red, almost coral-esque. Said to be Marylin's favorite.
  • Red Velvet--Red, but not stopping traffic.
  • Cherry Red--Lovely deep red.
  • Noir Red--very dark & goth full strength, great if that's what you're going for; for me, I just blotted, used as stain. Very nice.

Cosmedicine: SPF Lotion


Medi-Matte Oil Control Lotion SPF 20

Maybe it's just me, & I have the worst luck w/Cosmedicine products. Do I get faulty samples, or just happen to test the products that suck?
I was excited to try this, as it promises to stop me from being a greasy mess & stop the sun from making me a wrinkly leather glove.
Squirted some of this into my hand & flashed back to elementary school, when we'd put the Elmer's glue on our palms & let it dry then peel it off. If only this lotion were that satisfying.
Yes, it feels thick & viscous like glue. Your face will know how paper feels, getting paste spread all over. After the initial gluey-face repulsion, I let the lotion sink in for a bit. Had to wash my hands, scrubbing with bar soap. Not a good sign. I then touched my face-rubber! So creepy.
After a few hours, I was still rubbery, but also slightly oily. I felt gross the whole rest of the day, which made me all moody & pissy. So, if you want to be shunned by friends, family, & co-workers & feel like the bottom if a shoe, go for this.

Cars: Honda Fit

I (we) have a 2007 Honda Fit. It is the first production year of the model, and it is a manual (stick) sport model. I love, love, love it.
It is small, but has more interior room than seems possible. Stadium seating, no kidding! Great gas mileage (I/we average 34 mpg highway) & really nice pick-up. There's a fair bit of zooming to be had there. You can check out the web page for all the technical specs, but I'm gonna tell you--this car kicks butt. It is comfortable for driver & passengers, all the features are easy to use...
I can only think of 2 things I don't like: 1) The dash is lit, I sometimes see this & figure that the headlights are on. They aren't, unless the little green symbol is lit up. Yes, I am easily confused. & 2)there is no mirror on the passenger-seat visor. There is, somewhat oddly, one on the driver's side. I'm not sure why this is.
The stereo is great, there is even an auxiliary jack where I can plug in my not-pod. The CD player plays mp3s, so you can put a gazillion songs on a CD & go to town--I suggest Toronto or Chicago.
Buy a FIT! Join the club (it's not an official club, but we Fit owners do tend to wave at one another, content in the fact that we have spent under $50 to fill up).
P.S.: Honda, if you are listening, the Fit has the desirable windshield placement. The Civic does NOT, the windshield in the Civic always seems ready to smack you in the face. Why the redesign? The generation of Civics before this one had great lines!

Monday, June 30, 2008


GE Quiet Power I
relatively quiet, easy to use buttons, seems to clean well.
Bought this dishwasher in November, 2006. On my 2nd set of racks, which are rusting AGAIN. Rust from racks stains dishes.
Here's a copy of the e-mail I sent to GE:
Model #: GLD4300L00CC
We have a GE Quiet Power I dishwasher, purchased in 11/2006 & professionally installed.
Less than 6 months after the dishwasher was installed, the top and bottom racks rusted, we received replacement racks, sent on 4/23/2007.
It is just over one year later, and the racks are rusting out again. I called today, 6/30/2008, and spoke to Wendy, who transferred me to Aaron in Consumer Relations. Aaron kindly informed me that this was not a reported problem and that replacement racks would cost over $100. When I told him that I was not interested in paying $100 plus for the same racks & the same problems, he informed me that I could received up to 20% off of a comparable new model--again with the wire racks.
While this is a nice offer, paying a minimum of $700 for the chance of having the exact same rust issues is less than appealing to me.
I find it remarkably hard to believe that we 1. are the only people who have had racks rust out and 2. that this is not a manufacturing defect, when this has happened TWICE. We live in a city which has a very good water system, we do not put any odd things in our dishwasher, we use recommended detergent tablets, and we run our dishwasher once a day or less.
I will be sure to tell my friends, family, and neighbors about my GE experience.
In addition, I will be placing a copy of this letter on a blog site which reviews everyday products:
Good day.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Fiberwig Mascara in Pure Black

I was excited to try this. The claims on the packaging are bold to say the least. "Beyond mascara." "It's paint-on false eyelashes!" I have been known to wear faux eyelashes on a few occasions so I was skeptical that mascara could mimic my falsies. Unfortunately, I was correct. I wasn't really impressed at all. The formula was nice and creamy, easy to apply yet I didn't get that doe eyed look and it definitely didn't seem to outperform any of my other mascaras. Maybe it's just me?

Friday, June 20, 2008

Naieme - Makeup Brush Set

Leatherette Brush Set

I am always trying out new makeup brushes. Sometimes I watch makeover shows on TV and go and buy the brushes that they use for makeup (I am addicted to What Not to Wear). Let me say that these brushes are the best thing since sliced bread. I am not kidding. There are 5 brushes in this set. All neatly arranged in a sassy gold case with an extra zipped pocket for storage. All 5 brushes are colored and labeled. The blush/powder brush is a nice size for me. Not too big, not too small. Blush goes on evenly and the brush is soft. Next is the blender/lid brush. I have been using this brush to apply eyeshadow on my lids. Everything gets covered evenly and easily. The next brush is the crease/smoke brush. It is amazing. This brush makes it SO easy to give your eyes that smoky look. I LOVE it. I can't believe how easy it makes applying dark colors to the creases. It is like a little masterpiece paintbrush for my eyes. There is also a concealer/foundation brush. I have found this one useful when trying to cover a blemish or dark spot on my face. Concealer goes on easily and covers well. The last brush may be my favorite. It is a brow/liner brush. I have only used it as a liner brush so far, but it is crazy how great it works. I instantly threw away all of my pencil eyeliners (ok, I didn't throw them away, I just moved them out of my every day makeup bag). All of the girls at my friend's wedding last weekend used the liner brush and asked how and where to get one. I directed them (as I am now directing you) to the emmett cooper HAIRCARE & the naieme collection website. Go and buy this set now.

Jergens - Natural Glow

Natural Glow & Natural Glow Express

I was excited to test these two products out for several reasons. Who doesn't love the thick, soothing feeling of Jergens? Firming & tanning lotion all in one? It sounded too good to be true. The Natural Glow Firming Daily Moisturizer works to improve skins elasticity and tint your skins color over the course of about a week. The Natural Glow Express gives color to your skin in just 3 days (without firming qualities). I tried both lotions over the course about 2 weeks. The Daily Moisturizer goes on thick with a subtle tanning-bed kind of smell. After 1 week, I may have had a little color, but nothing to write home about. The Express version smelled better and gave me a little more color, but not in 3 days. It was about 5 days before I could tell. As the directions said on both bottles, I waited for several minutes before dressing. Sometimes this is a little inconvenient when trying to get to work in the morning. I did end up with some brownish-orange marks on my camis. I also made the mistake of putting the Express on the tops of my feet. After 2 days, I had slightly orange feet. It went away after a couple of days. Luckily, I remembered to wash my hands after applying. The best part about this lotion is that your skin is smooth with a nice little shimmer to it. I actually like using it when I already am a little tan. My tan looks better and I sparkle.

EO Body Lotion

Body Lotion

EO lotion is an all-natural product made from organic oils and herbs. If you have read my blog about the EO shampoo and conditioner, then you know that EO is earth-friendly and people-conscious. (If you haven't read that blog yet, you should!) The everyday body lotion is very thick (almost like a body butter), with a potent jasmine smell. A little lotion can go a long way. I put it on my shoulders that were peeling from being out in the sun, and was amazed at how it covered and soothed my skin. I personally like the strong jasmine smell. This lotion will be great to use during those harsh winter months when I feel like I have scales instead of skin. Thank you EO for making affordable, environmentally friendly products that work!

EO - Shampoo and Conditioner

Rose & Chamomile
Shampoo and Conditioner
(Dry or Treated Hair)

I have been using the EO Shampoo and Conditioner after working out for the past few weeks. They come in thin, environmentally friendly, travel-easy bottles, that fit great in my toiletry bag. Both the shampoo and conditioner smell like chamomile with a hint of rose. It is a nice, clean smell. The shampoo is not runny or heavy, the conditioner is nice and thick. My hair feels light and smooth after I shower. All of the products made at EO are not tested on animals. They are made of all natural ingredients and essential oils (EO = essential oils). EO is a family owned company that prides itself on putting the planet and people first, not profit. They are a Certified Organic Manufacturer who make a wide array of products from haircare to cleaning products. I can't wait to try out the bubble bath! Check out EO's website to find out more about their all-natural products.

emmet cooper HAIRCARE

emmett cooper HAIRCARE
hydration rinse

This is my first encounter with emmett cooper hair products. I wish I had tried it before. This conditioner not only makes your hair feel smooth, but clean, shiny, and light as well. When you first open the cap, the smell is strong, clean, and infused with herbs. It is nice and thick, but rinses well. I didn't feel as if my hair was waxy or greasy after showering and towel-drying my hair. It definitely makes my curly hair easier to manage and straighten. This is a must-have in your shower. No wonder why so many celebrities us his products!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Lips: Tarte-- 24/7 lip sheers with SPF 15

24/7 lip sheers with SPF 15

I got
Thursday in the Sephora Sun Care pack & fell in love.
It is a very subtle color, just enough to make it look like my lips have a natural tint (as opposed to pale & non-existent). Keeps my lips soft & protected from the sun. It's my new summer staple.
There are the days a girl needs a little added oomph in the lip department. That is why I went out & bought
Friday! Friday's a lovely berry color, you can put on just enough for a stain, or go whole hog & layer it up for a deep, dark look.
The color stays, the soft stays-- I hope that means the SPF stays. Comes in 11 shades- I want to try Monday & Tuesday & Saturday...

ECOver--Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Toilet bowl cleaner is not exactly a glamorous product, but it is necessary. Unless you're in the income bracket that lets you hire live-in help, it is something you need!
ECOver Toilet Bowl Cleaner is good, fulfills the basic function-your toilet gets cleaned.
It has a nice, thick formula, a peppermint scent (like the plant, not the candy), and won't turn your toilet any funky colors--what purpose does blue serve???
Cleaning toilets is crappy work (pun fully intended), but you won't need a gas mask because of this cleaner, & you won't be killing the earth, fishes, & oceans-- This TB Cleaner, like all ECOver products, is environmentally friendly.
Your toilet will need to be cleaned, accept fact, use this!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Forces of Good Help Fight Evil Skin Cancer!

Olay wants to help you!
Go to
& find a dermatologist in your area who will give you a FREE skin cancer screening.
Yes, that's FREE, now through the end of July. How's that? Olay & the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) got together to help protect you & all your loved ones!
Go to the site, check out the information, get screened!!!
In the meantime, we shouldn't even have to tell you to use UVA/UVB Sunblock like your life depended on it-- 'cause your life just might!

Avene Thermal Spring Water

Not sure exactly where to post this, it could also go in the Lotions & Potions blog. It is multi-functional;)

Avene Thermal Spring Water is spray-on water.
It sounds ridiculous, but it feels so good.
It is hot & sticky here, and the Avene sprays cool & clean.
I like to spray before bed, when I'm overheated...
Yes, I know it's just water, but it is fancy French mineral water.
I don't care how big a sucker this makes me, I am all about this little can of water & it's cooling effects!

I am addicted! I wish it came in a gallon size.

Just In Case

Better safe than sorry.
Always be Prepared.
Now, Just In Case.
Just In Case makes lovely mirrored compacts.
Their compacts have a secret compartment for holding condoms, keeping them from getting mashed & torn in your purse/luggage/nightstand. No one likes a hole-riddled condom.
Help protect yourself from disease & pregnancy, but in a stylish manner. Very classy.
Right now, Just In Case has a special red case. Buy it & 10% of the purchase will be donated directly to YouthAIDS, a global initiative dedicated to the fight against AIDS. That's helping locally & globally!