Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tuesday's Beauty

 What I'm digging in the world of beauty:

Clarisonic Mia: I was told to hold on during the three week "purging" period while this brush cleaned out my pores and all the gunk lurking under my skin. Let's add an additional three weeks to that purge, and I will say that I am in the throes of a very passionate romance with this brush. My skin was a hot mess during the first few weeks, but as the red mountain range on my skin settles back into a lovely smooth plain, I am beginning to believe all the hype. My skin is smooth and my make-up goes on and stays on better than it every has. Let's hope it stays that way!

Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel: Smells great. Feels great. Works with the aforementioned brush. The Mario Badescu website is excellent and has recommendations for any kind of skin and any kind of skin ailment. I actually got a wax at this place once when I lived in Manhattan. Would have probably made more sense to get a facial, but I am sure that that wax was the cheapest thing they did. Tres chic.

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Eye Pencil in Smoke: When they say this is long wear, they mean it. I have perma-eye liner. Literally. You have to apply this once, and you can be lined and ready for the rest of your life. I learned a trick, too: lift up your lid and apply the pencil to the area directly under your lashes to thicken and define the lash line. It makes your eyes pop without looking too dark or too done up for daytime.

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow in Rose Gold: Great everyday color. Soft, but polished.

Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss in Bright Pink: It claims not to be sticky. It is. I love it anyway.

Bobbi Brown Eye Brightener: Want to look awake for approximately $10 less than the famous Yves St. Laurent Eye Brightener? This is the answer. Really works better than any drug store products to lighten under-eye circles, and I have tried many.

Nature's Gate Itchy Scalp Tea-Tree Oil Shampoo and Conditioner: I have had an itchy head since the seasons started to change. It is probably a product of washing my hair so frequently (I am trying to cut back) because of going to the gym, or not washing my hair because of going to the gym and having it be sweaty. Anyway, I picked this up at Whole Foods, and I generally think that organic shampoos don't work well, but this soothed the itch and made my hair silky smooth. And it was fairly inexpensive as well.

Moroccan Oil: Expensive and magical. Worth every penny. If you are going to spend money on one hair product, this is it. 

1 comment:

  1. I love Moroccanoil, got it at a great price at www.hairtrade.com plus they have the whole range too, definitely check it out http://www.hairtrade.com/moroccanoil-m-56.html