Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Beauty Pirate Favorites (and one slam)

Perricone MD Omega 3
What it is:A supplement that helps to regulate weight and perfect skin.What it is formulated to do:Perricone MD Omega 3 Dietary Supplement is designed to elevate mood, regulate weight, and support cardiovascular health. It provides a multitude of benefits for the skin and the whole body.What else you need to know:This superstar of supplements is derived from wild sockeye salmon—the purest and most powerful resource of Omega 3 and DMAE.

More expensive than most Omega 3 oils, but certainly one of the purest. I took it for a month and lost some weight and my skin just absolutely glowed. MUST GET MORE!!!!!! Gotta wait till the end of the month and then I'll be set! (for weight loss, you take more than the standard dosage, so I'll have to get a second bottle. Thank goodness they sell it at Sephora so I'll get points for it!)

Vitamedica Energy Support with  B Complex
With optimal levels of the B-complex, Energy Support Formula not only supports energy levels and cardiovascular health but promotes glowing skin, strong nails & shiny hair.  Enhance mental clarity, feel alert and engaged throughout your day by incorporating Energy Support into your active, healthy lifestyle.  For best results, take in combination with Bone Support.
I started taking this when I lost my puppy of 15 years. I was exhausted because I was a NERVOUS WRECK and my energy and emotional levels were waaaaaay down. I had received a sample with a week's supply so I was able to really see how well it worked, and boy howdy! Like a charm, I tell ya! I immediately went and bought a full bottle, directly from Vitamedica. It gave me pep without being jittery and seemed to elevate and level out my mood as well. I was able to concentrate at work again and wasn't going off on weeping crying jags. Good stuff!
Energy Support
The New Black nail polish in Electrical Banana and Horizon Ombre
Well, this was a mixed bag. The Electrical Banana color chipped within an hour of applying it. SERIOUSLY!!!! That totally broke my heart, cause I LOVED this obnoxious color. Plus, this brand is three free, so it's healthy and safe. maybe there's a problem with their mattes or something, because the ombre shimmer that I got stayed on just fine and looked good almost a week later. You would think they'd be the same formula, but apparently not.....

Jane Iredale Purelash Extender and Conditioner- this stuff is great. It has both immediate AND long term benefits. From the first use, it thickens and lengthens your lashes before applying mascara so that you get more bang for your buck with your mascara. Over time (I saw definite results in about 2 weeks) your lashes will become healthier, less brittle and will grow a bit longer. Suhweet!

Jane Iredale Mystikol Pencil- a three in one product- eyeliner, shadow and highlighter all in one. PERFECT for taking on road trips. I have the Citrine Citrine which makes the green in my eyes really dazzle. The formula is silky smooth and doesn't fade or crease. EASIEST SMOKEY EYE EVER!!!! Seriously, if you're at all intimidated by either the smokey eye OR using an eye highlighter, this thing is totally foolproof. GAWD I love Jane Iredale!
Jane Iredale Mystikol - Citrine
Jane Iredale Mystikol - Citrine
A totally new kind of eyeliner and highlighter that creates definition around the eye for a soft, smoky eye effect. A creamy powder formula that won't fade, crease or smear. Hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested and always formulated with exclusive skin care ingredients, Mystikol™ is safe for even the most sensitive eyes. Malachite: A sparkling moss with buttery beige Amethyst: Royal purple with luxurious pearl Dark Topaz: Rich brown with velvet rose Lapis Lazuli: Vibrant blue with shimmering ivory Onyx: Otherworldly black with creamy pearl Directions: The highlighter can be applied along the brow bone, cheek bone or to the inner corner of your eyes. Can be applied as an eye shadow to entire eye area Vary the intensity for a neat daytime look or for all-out smoky eyes. Net Weight: 1.2 g/0.04 oz. Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Mica (CI 77019), Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Beeswax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol. May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288).

Loreal Wear Infinite Eyeshadow Sweet Chemise
Loreal is easily my favorite of the drugstore brands, and this shadow reminds me of why. Super silky, gorgeous shade and no fall out.

Benefit Benetint- how do i love thee? let me count the ways! Another one of those 'perfect for a trip' products. You can use it for a natural flush on the cheeks. You can put it on your lips for a subtle beestung "of course this is my natural lip" effect. Subtle yet imminently sexy. Everyone that I've ever put this on fell in love.

Paco Rabanne Lady Million
According to Sephora:
Vibrant and sensual, Lady Million is like a voluptuous nectar of flowers. Powerfully seductive, the sparkle of bitter orange and a hint of raspberry reveals the fragrance's first breath. Smooth and bright, a burst of neroli follows. Then the lethal weapon: heady orange blossom slips out of its sheath. Its narcotic sweetness then reveals itself, bewitching and demanding all attention. Joining with sambac jasmine and underlined by gardenia, the blend soars into something more carnal—yet ever subtle. Now the obsessive pulsing of patchouli enters the fray, pacifying notes of honey with an addictive and supremely tempting sweetness. Amber endnotes become all enveloping, floating around like a ray of light on a diamond.

And you know what? I don't think I can do it better justice than that, because that copy reads like porn. This is a love it or hate it fragrance. You look at the reviews and they're either 5 star or one star, very little in between. It is very aggressive, this is not a shy scent. This smell says "you want to have sex with me, don't you?" 

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