Monday, May 7, 2012

Clean and Clear Cleansers

It has been years since I have even looked at Clean and Clear for facial products. Recently while reading an online article they mentioned Clean and Clear Morning Burst Fruit Infusions Hydrating Cleanser as a great buy. Clean and Clear was on sale at Walgrees last week 2/$10, so I picked up the Cleanser and a pack of the facial cleansing wipes. These two products are winners that I will repurchase again.
First up the Makeup Dissolving Facial Cleansing wipes. Just one light swipe over a madeup face and your makeup practically jumps on the cleansing cloth. The cloth itself is a nice size, lightly scented and oil free. I have no idea what is in this little powerhouse, but it takes away all traces of makeup even long lasting and waterproof.
I was truly satisfied with my Ponds Daily Makeup Wipes, but now there is a new winner.

Second up is the Clean and Clear Morning Burst Fruit Infusions Hydrating Cleanser. This gentle oil free cleanser is packed with pineapple, coconut, and acai, and lightly sprinkled with strawberry seeds. This is a great morning and evening cleanser I use with my Clarisonic. It does not leave my skin feeling tight. My skin is smooth lightly hydrated and bright.

For now I am going to skip the pricey cleansers for this dynamic duo.

Love and Lipgloss,


Friday, April 27, 2012

Best One Dollar Ever Spent

Yesterday our oldest had a tournament game. Of course I was running late. (When am I not) Anyway, I had to stop at Dollar General for a chair because all of mine magically disappeared.
 So anyone that knows me well, knows that I can't pass up a makeup aisle regardless of where I may be. I got my lawn chair and had to check out the cosmetics. Beside, my lips were feeling parched and I didn't have any lipstick in my purse. (GASP!)
 The only lip type items they had were from L.A. Colors. At first glance I didn't see one I liked then I saw Rose Petals and said for a buck what the heck. Can I tell you I am loving the color and the feel. This gloss is not at all sticky, very moisturizing, and a nice color payoff. Even hours after the color is gone my lips do not feel dry and actually feel quite moisturized.

So my next trip to Dollar General you can bet I will be paying more attention to the L.A. Colors Glosses.

Love and Lipgloss,


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tips for Liquid Liner

One exciting trend in beauty right now is winged liner. I love the look. Right now I am working on mastering it. I hope it doesn't get the best of me like those darn false lashes. LOL.
For a strong winged look, a liquid liner is essential. Once mastered liquid liner can give a dramatic effect. I want to share with you some tips on getting to know your liquid liner. At first it can seem intimidating or daunting, but I promise the end result is beautiful.

  1. Choose a liquid liner based on your taste. If you see someone with liner you admire, TELL THEM SO. People who share a passion for cosmetics love to share, so don't be shy ask them what brand it is and how they like it.
  2. Start with an inexpensive liner. A few that I like are Loreal Telescopic Waterproof Eyeliner and Milani Infinite Liquid Eye Liner. I will share with you a little about both below.
  3. Once you get your liner home, open it up. Get the feel of the pen or brush. How much product comes out? Is the consistency of the product thin?
  4. Practice. Practice. Practice. Try a swatch on your hand. How does the liner behave? Does the pen or brush drag? Do you need more than one swipe for desired results?
  5. A good time to practice is before you take off your makeup at night. Pull out the eyeliner and draw away.
  6. Don't decide to try your liquid liner on a day you are running late. The end result will not be pretty.
  7. Relax, it's just liner. Have fun with it. Soon you will be dying to line everyone.
A little more on the two brands I mentioned. Both brands are a good example of two types of liquid liner. One, the Loreal Telescopic is a pen type liner. The other Milani is a thick liquid with a brush. Both can achieve the look you want, the type is just a matter of preference and what you are comfortable with.

Pen Type Liquid Liner $5 - $7 @ Drugstores

Brush Type Liquid Liner $4 - $5 CVS or online

Thanks for stopping by. I hope this helped you pick a liner and inspired you to line away!

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

I had a great Saturday, spending time with my cousins, aunts and uncles. It was so nice for us to be together for a celebration rather than a funeral.
I took advantage of Bath and Body Works super Saturday Sale. When you purchased 3 Signature Collection items you got 3 free. Also with the Saturday special you got one full sized bodywash and one lotion of a new spring scent. The final bonus was $1 shipping.
Saturday was also an all day beauty event on QVC. It Cosmetics has their very first foundation called Anti Aging Celebration Foundation . It is supposed to be full coverage and comes with a super plush brush. I can't wait to try it. I am always on the quest for the best foundation.

Until my next post, Love and Lipgloss,