Can you believe it’s hump day already? I feel like I just woke up on Sunday morning!
This morning I was wondering what we were buzzing about at this time last year, so I spent a few minutes digging through the archives.
Looks like there were a couple new MAC collections up in the mix (Neo Sci Fi and Cool Heat) and some high SPF sunscreens, too.
Do you remember what you were lusting after this time last year?
MAC Cosmetics Face of the Day: Hot Pink and Silver
I was feeling great one Monday about a year ago and decided to go big and bold with a full face inspired by a hot pink lip in this cosmopolitan-inspired look. These lips stand out from a mile away, so I went with a soft pink and silver eye to add some semblance of balance.
Fight Frizz with Fekkai Summer Hair Zero-Humidity Frizz Control
Zero-Frizz isn’t just a hair smoothing spray. It smells great (like coconut and citrus) and even contains a UV protectant Fekkai calls Solarshield, designed to prevent sun damage and lightening. And no alcohol here, which is a big plus, as hair products containing alcohol tend to dry my hair.
Ojon Rub-Out Dry Cleanser: Shower in a Bottle
One big issue I’ve had with dry shampoos in the past is that quite a few brands smell really terrible, but not Rub-Out. It smells like a mix of citrus and baby powder. The product does a great job cutting down on the shine and relieves any scalp itchiness. I wouldn’t say it cleans hair… but it certainly makes it look better!
MAC Cosmetics Neo Sci Fi Face of the Day
Here’s a look I did one morning when I had sun on my mind. I reached for a few brighter-than-bright items from MAC’s Neo Sci Fi collection, but I didn’t really feel like going buck wild with a lot of blending or a wide variety of products with my look and limited myself to just two (!) eyeshadows.
Splurge or Steal: Essie Neon Delivers Chanel Nail Colors for Less
What did you think of Chanel’s Robertson Boulevard limited edition nail polishes? The neon-bright shades in pink, purple, orange and yellow reminded me of 1960’s pop art, but at $25 apiece, they sure weren’t budget friendly.
Stila Sun SPF 15 Bronzing Powder: Here Comes the Sun
When I stare lovingly at Stila’s Sun Bronzing Powder SPF 15 ($28) compact, I always think of Here Comes the Sun, one of my favorite songs by The Beatles. I love the compact’s cheerful design and pretty bronze case. How can something so small put me in such a wonderful mood?
Are You Down with Man Makeup?
How would you feel if the guy in your life started to wear guyliner (aka eyeliner) and power bronze (bronzer)? Younger men these days are more open to wearing makeup — eyeliner, concealer, bronzer — than ever before. How do you feel about man makeup?
Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection 55 for Face and Body: Goodbye Zombie Tan
I’m a sunscreen addict, and most of the high SPF lotions I’ve tried either haven’t absorbed well — I’m talking five minutes of vigorous rubbing to sufficiently cover one arm — or they’ve left a whitish-grey film on my skin, aka zombie tan. Shiseido overcame both issues with this product. It absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave a white or grey cast.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,