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Gillette Venus Embraces Your Inner Goddess
Most women take it for granted when it comes to shaving their legs. But do you remember your first leg shaving experience? We remember how efficient our pubescent legs felt without the aerodynamic drag of our soft down leg hair. We also remember requiring a blood infusion as a result of the blood loss from carving so many nicks on our legs. The two most important things to remember when shaving your legs for the first time are making sure you are using a sharp razor, like Venus Embrace, which hugs your skin, and to take your time. Only NEW Venus Embrace has five blades surrounded by a Protective Ribbon of Moisture that effortlessly glides across the skin like a professional skier. As we shaved, each blade individually adjusted to hug our curves and moguls without skidding across our skin leaving razor bumps and razor burn in its wake. Yes, Gillette, we embraced our inner goddess and felt as smooth as fresh powder snow on a ski slope. For further efficiency, Gillette has included a handy-dandy shower pod to install in your shower. Where to purchase: You can find Venus Embrace at most drugstores or purchase Venus Embrace online.
May 6, 2013
A Winter Foundation
I use Bobbi Brown's Moisture Rich Foundation mostly in the winter months, as I use her tinted moisturizer in the warmer months. The biggest feature of this product is that you can build your layers. If you are like me and want just a little coverage, use a very light hand. If you want more coverage, continue adding layers until you are satisfied. Additionally, the SPF of 15 is especially appealing to me, as in winter months, you think you don't need sunscreen, but you do. Finally, it is super moisturizing. Great for dry skin, without pooling in my fine lines.
May 3, 2013
Can Be Used In Place of Concealer
For a few years I used Bobbi Brown Foundation stick (warm ivory) as a concealer. Since I don't wear much foundation and generally use tinted moisturizer (one of them being Bobbi Brown's), I used the foundation stick in lieu of a heavier concealer. The lipstick-like tube made it handbag-friendly and easy to use. I also used it as a base for eyeshadow. The only reason I switched to a different brand is that Warm Ivory was a little too yellow for my fair skin.
May 3, 2013
This Is My Go-To Color
This is my go-to lip color -- in Tea Rose. One good way to find the correct color for your lips is to try to match the inside of your lip to the lipstick. In my case, Tea Rose matches almost perfectly if I apply the lipstick and then blot it. It is a very creamy lipstick. If you want something more transparent, I use BB's Pink Berry.
May 3, 2013
First Lipstick of Choice
Although I adore Bobbi Brown products, I have not bought any recently...UNTIL I was shopping in Naples and was lured to the BB counter by a beautiful but natural-looking salesperson. Her makeup looked flawless, as well as her lips. Inquiring as to what product she had on her lips, she replied, "Bobbi's Lip Sheer in Pink Berry." I tried it on and pulled out my money quicker than a gunslinger pulling out his gun. It is a definite cross between a matte lipstick and a gloss -- not too flat, not too shiny...just right. With good staying power, this is my first lipstick of choice now.
May 3, 2013
Exfoliants Fail in Their Job
Oh, I am such a fan of exfoliants and was really looking forward to a multi-tasking product, but the experience was disappointing. The soap-free bar smells wonderful, but the exfoliants fail in their job. As a soap bar, it suceeds, but as an exfoliant, it fails.
May 15, 2012
Great Product, Drugstore Price
For a drugstore price, you can't beat Sonia Kashuk Eye Makeup Remover. Admittedly, I don't wear a lot of makeup. I am not a minimalist -- I wouldn't be a beauty product blogger -- but as my skin has matured, I find I put less and less makeup on. But on the "red carpet" type of nights, this product removes the heavier makeup that I apply.
September 21, 2011
Recently I had the opportunity to test La Mer, The Cleansing Lotion ($65). SacrÃ© bleu! My interest has been piqued since many celebs swear by this uber expensive beauty product. JLo bathes in La Mer. Kimmora Lee Simmons allegedly slathers the cream all over her body. It's one of Madonna's anti-aging secrets. But for $65, it had better be manifique! The Cleansing Lotion derives its remarkable cleansing power from magnetized tourmaline and La Mer's exclusive Deconstructed Watersâ„¢. These positively charged waters enable this cleanser to thoroughly, yet tranquilly draw dirt, debris, makeup and pollutants out and away from the skin without harsh rubbing. Formulated with non-detergent ingredients essential to maintaining skin's delicate moisture barrier, the cleansers are so gentle, they will not upset the complexion, even with frequent use. The Cleansing Lotion is ideal for normal to dry skins and gentle enough to remove eye makeup. This versatile formula may be rinsed or tissued off. My skin isn't the baby-soft body glove that I was born with. As I've aged, my skin gradually has become thinner and finely wrinkled. Oil-producing (sebaceous) glands have grown less active, leaving my skin drier. Menopause and the lack of estrogen has created a face drier than the Sahara Desert, so I was delighted to give this a test-drive. I know that a gentle cleanser would be advantageous to my skin care routine, but is La Mer Cleansing Lotion worth the price? The Pros: La Mer Cleansing Lotion doesn't contain any strong soaps, which can strip oil from skin, leaving skin dry. La Mer Cleansing Lotion doesn't contain any additives, like perfumes or dyes, that can irritate skin. La Mer Cleansing Lotion has a lovely floral fragrance. La Merâ€™s Cleansing Lotion does not require harsh scrubbing or rubbing. The Cons: Price Price Price I repeat, sacrÃ© bleu! Outrageous price! Brains on Beauty: Without breaking the bank, good cleansing choices include anti-aging Dove Pro-Age, Cetaphil, and Purpose. Although they might not feel as luxurious as La Mer Cleansing Lotion, all three cleanse your face as well as this product. A better return on your investment would be to purchase a quality moisturizer. Bonne journÃ©e! Beckie
September 12, 2011
GoSmile Leaves A Smile On My Face
I never leave home without GoSmile Touch Up Refills in my purse. The easy-to-use ampoule erases stains and freshens your breath in a snap. I once used an ampoule seated at a dinner party without anyone noticing what I was doing. It's quick, convenient, and effective.
March 4, 2011
Non-Shredding and Gentle Floss
With teeth without gaps, I can shred a piece of dental floss faster than a Cusinart. Crest Glide glides through my teeth, leaving clean teeth and no threads or irritation to the gum.
February 28, 2011