Archive | March, 2012

Brighten Up Your Eyes!

24 Mar

Sometimes it is just fun to use crazy and fun color eyeshadow!  You don’t have to do it everyday but it always is fun to try new things with your makeup!  Plus who doesn’t love a purple eyeshadow?  This summer MAC has launched several new collections with a lot of pop color.  I really like the new Shop Collection.  It is full of fun bright colors for your eyes, lips and nails.  I bought the Shop & Drop eye palette ($38 www.maccosmetics.com) and it is 4 colors that you can use together  or separate  to get different looks.  They are bright and fun and it makes me happy to use them!  Plus the packaging is so cute!!  I think everyone should experiment with the pop colors that are out for Spring because it is just so fun!  Don’t be shy, give it a try!  Remember you can always wash it off!

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Soy Face Cleanser

16 Mar

I was interested in trying some skin care products with soy in them when I found the brand Fresh.  It is a great beauty line that is based around using natural ingredients for all of their products.  I have been using the Soy Face Cleanser ($15-$38 www.fresh.com) for the past couple months and can’t say enough great things about it!  The best thing is that it is gentle on the skin and removes all of your makeup, including eye makeup without leaving them burning after.  It does not have a strong scent and it is a gel so it goes on smooth.  I have recently started using it more since the weather has been making my skin dry and this has really helped save it.  It has nourishing amino acids and soy protein with calming and hydrating botanicals.  You don’t feel like you are putting anything strong on your skin or that you are stripping it of any of its natural nutrients.  I also like to use it with my Clarisonic, it is gentle and creates a nice lather.  This is a great product for anyone with sensitive skin or if you are looking for a gentle cleanser.  I also recommend this for anyone that is “green”, it is a natural product so it is great to add to your environmental friendly lifestyle.

Clarify Your Hair

3 Mar

Once a week I need to use a clarifying shampoo on my hair.  It helps to remove all of the build-up from styling products and it makes it feel really clean.  I have tried a lot of the different kinds, but my favorite and most effective is Nexxus Replenishing Color Assure Shampoo ($10 www.nexxus.com).  You do not have to have color-treated hair to use this either.  This shampoo will remove all the build-up in your hair giving it back that “light” clean feeling. It also has B-5 vitamins and UV protectors which are good for both color-treated and non-colored hair.  These two things will help keep your hair strong and protect it from the harmful rays of the sun.  I use this shampoo at least once a week, more if I have those days when my hair feels really greasy.  There is a conditioner that goes with this shampoo, but I like to use one of my regular favorites.  The great thing is that you can find this brand at your local drugstore or Target, so no need to go on a special trip to find it.  I think you will like how clean this makes your hair feel and how long the bottle last you.  Everyone should have a great clarifying shampoo in their toolkit and this one is my favorite!  Enjoy!