Monday, January 24, 2011

The Face Of Today

Hello! I did NOT fall down a hole, contrary to popular belief! I know what you're waiting for, right? Another installment of what I slapped on my mug today!

Last night I washed my hair before going to bed, so when I woke up it was a bit frazzled. What tamed my nutjob flyaways and put my hair back in shape? Juicy Couture So Gleamy Hair Shine mist.
With these type of mists, you do need to be careful with how you use it. You want only the tiniest spray or it will weigh your hair down and make it look greasy. If my hair is dry, I like to spray it onto my hands and run them through my hair to make sure it's evenly distributed. It can be used on wet hair in lieu of a conditioner- particularly good on the ends to smooth split ends. It smells just like what you'd expect- Juicy Couture perfume. It's a light scent that fades pretty quickly, but it leaves a subtle hint of scent in your hair itself- just don't expect it to take the place of a perfume. If you're not a fan of Juicy Couture I would recommend checking out Cherry City's line of similar spray in product, available in something like 500 scents.....
The Juicy Couture stuff will run you about $20 and is available at Ulta. $20.00 may seem exorbitant, but a little goes a long way and this will last you forever. 3 FREE Samples with EVERY Order

I am totally bonkers about anything by Arcona. They have yet to disappoint me in any way and the Peptide Hydrating Complex is no exception.
My skin is trying to adjust to the sudden artificial heat sources of winter and this under my moisturizer was like a huge gulp of water for my skin. It makes the skin really smooth as well as 'lifted' a bit. No harsh chemicals or preservatives so you don't have to worry about a bad reaction. I am a big fan in particular of their bottle's delivery method, it's a pressure pump so it doesn't get exposed to air or the bacteria on your filthy hands :-) You only need a teeny tiny bit so it'll last forever. Unlike most serums, this one comes out looking creamy, but once you put it on and let it absorb a minute into your skin, you'd never know that it's there (well except for the benefits, of course!) Available at

Dr Sebagh Creme Vital face cream is touted by none other than Cindy Crawford, but this luxe French brand can be difficult to locate.

Why? Because a jar of it will run you over $250.00!!!!! There is no way on God's Green Earth I could afford this, but I got some for free and I must admit, it's pretty nifty! If I had Cindy's money, I'd probably buy it too. It's extremely lightweight and my skin looks so refreshed and awake. This combined with the Arcona Peptide serum and I went the first half of the day with no foundation on because my skin didn't really even need it. If you've got the cash, give it a shot or do some searching online to find someone selling sample sizes or testers. You can find some truly amazing beauty deals that way.

Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Liners: Rockstar, 1999, Ransom, Lust
Easily one of my favorite lines for eyeliners! These go on sooooooo smooth and creamy, but unlike Elizabeth Arden liners (my nemesis!) they don't smear all over your face or give you raccoon eyes. The colors are vibrant and true and I love the sparklies! 1999 is one of my favorites, with an awesome metallic sheen. A dazzling line of product. 

The Too Faced Magic Wand foundation  in London Fair is my new fave foundation. It goes on sheer and even and lasts all day. This isn't for if you need heavy coverage, it's a whisper light formula that evens out your skin tone for a fresh, natural look. What makes it so particulularly groovy is the delivery method. It has a built in foundation brush at the tip! You click a button on the bottom of the tube to release a few drops at a time so you don't waste any, and goes right into the brush. LOVE! Absolutely ingenious.

Mark Rebel Rose Pallette with Rebel , Saucy, Corset, and Luvstruck is a bit of a mixed bag. The colors are gorge, but you HAVE to use a shadow primer if you don't want it to crease within a few hours. I did one lid with primer and one without, and the primed lid began to crease a bit after 5 hours or so. The one without primer creased almost immediately. It could be because I used a fairly rich eye cream in the morning. Nonetheless, this line is inexpensive enough and the colors are so lovely that I don't feel like it was a waste at all- just use your shadow primer first!
If you want to check out Mark products, there's a link on the right hand side of the screen. A great area of their store is called Final Chance and it's items marked down 50% or more!

Very Irresistible by Givenchy is very light and elegant. The smell is a floral, but not cloying- no bonking you over the head here. Instead, it's refined and dignified with a subtle sexiness. It has star anise, which tones down the floral and gives it a fresh vibrancy, keeping it from being too little girly. I become immune to it's scent pretty quickly, so this isn't one for those who want to be able to smell a perfume trail following them, but believe me- others will notice it for many hours to come! I've gotten compliments on it from folks who normally don't dole out the niceties.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are dead on about Givenchy's Very Irresitable purfume. I brought it for mom a while back, now that's the only perfume she ever wears. :)