I did a post a while back on five minute makeup, and for the longest time that was my gold standard minimal makeup routine. I’ve been super busy lately, so I’ve gotten my makeup routine down to three (YES THREE!) minutes.[Continue reading…]
Woo hoo! As you can tell Makeup and Beauty Blog is lovin’ on MAC’s Flashtronic. My nearby Nordstrom in Corte Madera is hosting a Flashtronic event on Friday, July 27, 2007, and I can’t wait to go! If you want to attend they are booking consultations all day between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Give them a call and request the MAC counter to make your appointment, (415) 927-1690.
MAC’s Flashtronic Limited Edition collection is up on the MAC site! I’ve been waiting for this one all summer long. There are six new shades of Mineralize Eye Shadow and four Tinted Lipglasses. Here are a few of the looks:
I got back from my fun-in-the-sun Hawaii vacation and found that frolicking in the saltwater, sand and sun did a number on my skin and hair. So last week I was all about skin and hair repair! I found these lovely products helped to get my post-vacation self scrubbed, moisturized and glowy.
Origins Incredible Spreadable Scrub & Exfoliating gloves from Parissa
Here’s your math for the day: Incredible Spreadable Scrub plus exfoliating gloves from Parissa equals skin smoother than a baby’s butt. Seriously. Incredible Spreadable Scrub is a salt and olive oil based exfoliator, so if you have open cuts or just got waxed don’t use it cause it will hurt like a mofo. But if your post-vacay skin is need of some serious scrubbing then this gets the job done.
The one thing that I’ve found that takes this scrub from good to great are the white exfoliating gloves which come “free” in Parissa’s waxing kits. I wax at home, so I accumulate quite a few of these gloves. And even though I’ve used other brands of exfoliating gloves in the past, for some reason the ones from the Parissa kits get the job done really well.
Don’t be surprised if you end up leaving a ring around the tub. I’m serious ladies and gents … it works.
Ocean Potion Aloe Gel
This is the best aloe gel I’ve ever used. It’s light, absorbs easily, doesn’t feel sticky and is super hydrating. I hardly ever peel but when I get the sense that my skin has had too much fun-in-the-sun I slap a layer of this on at night on my arms, shoulders, or wherever it feels dry and tight and my skin is as good as new the next morning. You don’t need to use a lot and at seven bucks a bottle it’s quite a steal.
Bumble & Bumble Super Rich Conditioner
The price tag is steep on this conditioner but it is well worth the price if you’ve got hair that’s dried out from saltwater, chlorine and sun exposure. The texture is thick but not goopy, and it sinks right in. I use a small dollop and concentrate on the ends and voila — soft and shiny hair! And did I mention the smell is divine? It’s light and floral, like honeysuckle.
I’ve got a bad case of post-vacation blues. I think I miss being in the water more than anything else. If you live somehwere where the ocean temperature is 70 degrees take a dip or go surfing for me today so I can live vicariously through you!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
Here are some pics of the Novel Twist collection, which you can pre-order rign now on the Nordstrom site. They’ll start shipping out on July 20th. I want the two beauty powders! Cute, yah?