Wednesday, October 22, 2008
This is an extremely popular style of makeup – I use it and love it .
Mineral makeup comes in a variety of forms – and at prices ranging from less than $10 to more than $40 - The most popular in all price ranges are the loose powder foundations . Light, finely ground loose minerals that are buffed into the skin using a fluffy brush or sponge .
So does "natural," "mineral," and "from the earth" really mean better?
Most beauty products -in this case mineral makeup has its fans (me) and it's critic's. Those who love it rave about the light, natural, long-lasting finish that simply can't be duplicated by other types of makeup. While others, complain it's drying, irritating, and accentuates lines . Some say the colors have an ashy undertone that is a particular problem for ethnic skin types. But still
I say more and more beauty consumers are drawn to mineral makeup because of skin health claims – more specifically, that it's pure formulations are safer and better for sensitive, even acne- or rosacea-prone skin.
This is because the main ingredients (minerals such as mica, zinc oxide, and titanium dioxide)have been the basis of most makeup foundations for decades. And mineral makeup has no special health or beauty properties.
Here is my take , Because mineral makeup eliminates classic "irritants" – like fragrances, binders, synthetic dyes, and preservatives -- it is considered "purer" and I think it is kinder to the skin.
Another good reason too use mineral makeup is the sun protection you get with it. With an average SPF rating of 15, at least one company, Bare Minerals, has the Skin Cancer Foundation seal of approval as a sunscreen. Arbonne ,Jane Iredale, Philosophy (My choice) and other mineral makeups have at least that much, due mostly to the high content of titanium dioxide and zinc oxide -- two ingredients commonly found in sunscreen.
Monday, October 20, 2008
- Remember that if you play up your eyes with a bold look to go easy on your lips and visa versa, so you don't end up looking like a clown
Try a sheer lip color and a neutral lip liner and go for the over played smokey eye
Laura Mercier Lip Colour - Bare lips is a good one - wear this with Laura Mercier Lip Sheer Pencil in Clover
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Beauty Bloggers Unite for a Cure to Breast Cancer
Every three minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. This staggering statistic resonated deeply with the members of the Total Beauty blog community, many of whom have been personally touched by the disease. So in the spirit of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Total Beauty blog community is hosting a month-long initiative that integrates breast cancer awareness, fundraising to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Fund and beauty giveaways to engage women in the quest for the cure.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Evelyn Lauder gathered together three of their most flattering lip colors and put them in a yummy pink case. Your purchase will help fund the company's half-million-dollar donation goal to find a cure
Saturday, October 11, 2008
The three men in my life took me to see Wicked the Musical at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood(of course not with out a little arm twisting)
The evening was a wicked success .
Here we are in inside the theater which is really something to behold, its stunning, ornate interior, gleaming with gold leaf is simply spectacular
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
If your looking for an edgy rebellious look with pure attitude than look no further . I love this product !!! I was even able to put it to the test at a punk show last Saturday. Eric and I went to see Pennywise , Gorgol Bordello and Flogging Molly ( awesome show ) . It held up fabulously- even after many Jager shots . Comes with a double-Ended Rock 'N' Roll Brush
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Sensory showers - Give in to temptation without guilt .
Delicious smelling shower gels from Philosophy that won't linger when your shower is over .
Carmel Apple is by far the most delicious . As for Black Licorice - I thought that was the candy nobody liked ? Well this smells amazing. If You want to make bath and shower time fun - This trio is perfect -Love the cute hunted house box it comes in !