Archive - September 2010

Does Rimmel Max Volume Flash Waterproof Take Lashes to the Max?

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, Makeup, Product Reviews

rimmel max volume flash waterproof mascara review

Have you been watching the US Open? I’m probably the world’s worst tennis player (sports involving projectiles = not a strong suit) and only know the bare basics of the sport, but I sure like watching it. Team sports are great, but there’s just something about watching two world class athletes go one-on-one, ya know? Oh, and it doesn’t hurt that most of the dudes are cute, heh!

WERK, Andy!

Today was all about the ladies, though, and watching Maria Sharapova duke it out with Caroline Wozniacki got me thinking about — big surprise — makeup.

If, by some miracle of modern science, I morphed into an elite 35-year-old tennis player, I’d be all about waterproof mascara. With that unlikely future in mind, today I gave Rimmel’s Max Volume Flash Waterproof Mascara ($7, available in a single shade called Black) a try.

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Rimmel designed it to quickly add dramatic volume, so I took two layers with me for a test drive on the treadmill this morning.

So how’d she fare?

Well, after four miles of pounding the fake pavement through a raging torrent of sweat, there were no smudges to speak of beneath my eyes. 🙂 They remained clean and mascara-free (no panda eyes whatsoever!). Just for haaay of it, I left everything on when I jumped in the shower. Even after THAT, inky black Max Volume Flash hung on like a champ.

And its extreme aversion to water isn’t the only thing that makes it stand out from its competitors. It doesn’t clump, either, and remains easy to remove with my regular Philosophy Purity Made Simple cleanser.
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Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Creme Lipstick: A Bullet I Could Bite

Published in: Makeup, Product Reviews

hourglass femme rouge lipstick review

Before El Hub I kissed quite a few frogs, and truth be told a few of those kisses were…awkward, like the one with Mr. Sharp Tooth (it was like a single vampire fang!), or the one with Señor Saliva (like kissing a slobbery puppy), or Mr. Mannequin (the dude never bent his elbows).

The first time I tried on the new Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Creme Lipstick ($30, available in 12 shades), I was reminded of those frog kisses, because, well, something felt…off.

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Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Sept. 6

Published in: Just For Fun

  1. Mood:
  2. Relaxed, happy and feeling positive about the week.

  3. What’s your favorite kind of doughnut?
  4. I like your run-of-the mill glazed ones, please (no twists… I’m not into twists).

  5. Cropped pants — yay or nay?
  6. On me, BIG nay. They make me look even shorter than I already am.

  7. Do you ever brown bag your lunches?
  8. When I worked in the city, I would usually pick something up from one of the food courts down there. It gave me a break from the office. Now, since I’m usually working at home, I eat here, but once or twice each week I’ll treat myself to the salad bar at Whole Paycheck (aka Whole Foods).

  9. Is there anything that you wish you had more of?
  10. Time, sleep, patience, cats (LOL!), comfortable stretchy jeans…

  11. Your favorite quickie hairstyle?
  12. If I’m wearing it up, I like messy buns with a headband. If it’s down, I’ll flat iron the top layers and ends. Both only take a few minutes to do.

  13. What’s potentially the most embarrassing song someone would find on your iPod?
  14. There are too many to name! 🙂 — but I’ll go with Rump Shaker, by Wreckx-N-Effect.

  15. Describe your biggest beauty disaster:
  16. I was in sixth grade, but I remember it like it was yesterday. My parents had forced me to chop my hair short like a boy’s (as luck would have it, this was around the time I got boobs). Oh, I cried rivers as I left the salon, and then just when I was beginning to come to terms with my new hair, a lady at a Hallmark store referred to me as a “nice little boy.” I’ve had some bad haircuts in my day, but that one was by far THE WORST!

  17. Current mascara crush?
  18. Chanel Inimitable Intense! The stuff blends so incredibly quickly, and I love how easy it is to build volume with it at the base of my lashes.

  19. Weekly goals:
  20. To hang on until Mercury leaves retrograde on Sept. 12, to stick to my running schedule, to sing at least one song every single day, and to finish reading two inspirational writing books by next Monday.

What up, cutie patootie? It’s the Labor Day holiday here in the U.S., which is when we salute hard workers everywhere by taking the day off. 🙂 Well, actually, a lot of us still work today (sorry). If you do have the day off, however, I hope you’re doing something fun.

Drop in and let me know how you’re doing today. Talk soon!

To do the Monday Poll, just copy the following list, and paste it with your answers in the comments.

1. Mood:
2. Favorite kind of doughnut?
3. Cropped pants — yay or nay?
4. Do you ever brown bag your lunches?
5. Is there anything that you wish you had more of?
6. Your favorite quickie hairstyle?
7. Most embarrassing song on your iPod?
8. Biggest beauty disaster?
9. Current mascara crush?
10. Weekly goals:

I hope yours is a wonderful week filled with fun, promise and adventure. 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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