The Hills Have Eyes
“Staring at the blank page before you, open up the dirty window…”
If you have any clue to what this quote is, then you know that it’s Monday, and Monday means that The Hills is on tonight!
(And girl … if I had a dollar for every time I stared at a blank page before me I’d be one rich woman.)
I love all of The Hills ladies, but has anyone else noticed that many of the characters are looking a lil’ ragged around the eyes? I guess those late nights at Area and Les Deux are starting to take their toll. Hmmm…maybe I can give them some help with a few eye products that I’ve been moved by lately. Let me reach into my MONDAY BEAUTY GRAB BAG OF AWESOMENESS, where all the products rock my world (and hopefully will rock yours soon enough.)
MONDAY GRAB BAG OF AWESOMENESS #1:
Neutrogena Ultra Soft Eye Makeup Remover Pads
I don’t hide the fact that I’m one lazy bastard. What can I say? I like any type of makeup shortcut that makes my life easier; it gives me more time to do productive things like obsess over The Hills.
Lately I’ve been on a mission to find an eye makeup remover worthy of replacing my former holy grail Sephora FACE Eye Makeup Remover, which was recently reformulated and thus turned into useless crap.
Neutrogena’s Ultra Soft Eye Makeup Remover Pads are on their way to holy grail status. These plush round pads are a makeup remover and cotton pad in one. They smell good, and most importantly, take everything off – even Fluidline. I’ve even used this to remove Fluidline on my waterline and it doesn’t irritate or scrape at all. One jar has 30 pads and is about $6-$7, but you can make it last longer it by cutting each pad into fourths.
MONDAY GRAB BAG OF AWESOMENESS #2:
Juice Beauty Green Apple Nutrient Eye Cream
Juice Beauty’s Green Apple Nutrient Eye Cream packs a lot of moisturizing punch. My skin has been dry and tight because the weather is changing, so I’ve been using this for the last two weeks on my eyes and around my mouth. It hydrates like crazy, feels thick but not greasy and doesn’t break me out. It’s $35 for a 0.5 fl oz jar with pump. Yes, the price is kinda steep but I find I barely need to use any, two to three drops tops, to get all the moisturization I need.
MONDAY GRAB BAG OF AWESOMENESS #3:
LIERAC Paris Dioptigel and Dioptecerne
What is it with the French? They dominate in the cream sauce arena, the dessert arena, and arguably with skin care.
LIERAC is a new line from Paris, and dangit if I’m not already in love. The line is all about “botanicals” and “active plant synergy”, musical words to a former bontanist wanna-be.
Dioptigel is a “Reducing Gel” for undereye bags (Hello, LC) and is a yellow gel that comes in an aluminum tube. The texture is smooth without being sticky and it has a faint plant-y smell. I’ve only been using this for a week so I can’t really attest to the undereye bag reduction properties (and I don’t really have bad bags to start with), but I love how the gel instantly sinks in and feels like it’s tightening and hydrating. It’s active ingredients are plant based: ivy, horsetail, chamomile and alchemilla. $29.00 for a 0.3 fl oz tube.
Diopticerne is a “Treatment Cream” for dark circles (um…Hello, LC?!?!). It too, has lots of lovely plant ingredients like Arnica, Butcherbroom and Vitamin E. Like Dioptigel, I’ve only been using this for a week so I can’t tell the difference the darkness of my circles (the product insert says to use it for at least a month). The texture is a light cream that smells clean and absorbs easily. $29.00 for a 0.16 fl oz tube.
You can check out LIERAC at CVS or the beauty.com website.
Grab Your Black Liner and Let’s Go to Les Deux – The Hills Eye Makeup Quiz
So how well do you know the girls of The Hills? It’s time to get your Nancy Drew on. Guess each character’s eyes and leave your answers in the comments section.
C’mon, you know you wanna!
I hope your Monday is off to a fantastic start, and that you’re smiling and happy.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,