Pressed Powders -New York Color - Color Wheel Mosaic Face Powder in Bronze Glow
slothbabe 12/18/2010 1:59:00 PM
If you are a tanner who has naturally pinky-blue pale skin, this product is AWESOME. Even though I have a pretty rich tan I still tend to be a bit on the cooler-side and I have cool-toned hair and a cool eye color so this product just works awesome for contouring. I don't really need a bronzer but I do need to tone my tan sometimes and a very light application of this brings a lot of balance to my face. It looks best IMO in either direct sun or "bar/club/night out" light. Yellowy indoor light can be kind of unflattering to this makeup and brings out the reddish tone of it more in my opinion. However it does break easily when dropped! Found out the hard way. Will definitely repurchase. Great for contouring and worth it for the price.
Nails -Unlisted Brand - Kiss - Active Oval full-cover nails
slothbabe 12/17/2010 5:48:00 PM
I must wear removable nails because I work in medical and we are not allowed to have any length besides super short to prevent bacterial/viral transmission in my state/facility. Also, the variety of lengths and ability to customize for flat or high-arch nails are a lifesaver for me. If I don't do ridiculous stuff with my hands I can keep these babies perfect and chip free for a little over a week. Even a professional salon worker was shocked to hear they were plastic.
This stuff is saving my skin in the winter weather as I go from combination to VERY combination with rough patches, blackheads, occasional cystic acne, and ruddiness around the nostrils all in one face. Big problems for me as I am tan and different areas of my face have different needs. This is a nice, gentle all purpose cleanser that does not at all irritate my sensitive skin areas, eyes, or scalp. On top of that I have color treated hair and this makes me MUCH shinier, bouncier, and weightless and I have seen no stripping - I am very anal about red tones appearing in my hair (natural light blonde) and would definitely stop using anything that brought them out. I love. Not year round... but definitely in bitter dry upstate ny winter.
This is my current foundation and while I will keep using it until I finish I have definitely upgraded my entire perception of beauty and skincare recently and will likely move on to something for me overall. It really sucks that that means shelling out more cash - this is a great value for the price! The coverage is awesome and really looks smooth on my combination v.dry everywhere except oily T zone skin. Also the color(s) for me was an absolutely flawless match. I go from light-tan to dark-tan and the tones of both tan for darker times and honey beige for lighter are excellent matches for my skin. I work in a bar so DMMs ability to keep my tzone under control are a huge plus. Sadly, it is usually gone or nearly gone by the end of my night. and it comes off sometimes on my favorite white vest.