So I made a haul post last month and I must say, this is one of my favorite moisturizers this year. My HG moisturizer is the Olay Complete. I have sensitive combination/oily skin, so I’m scared of trying new products because when my skin freaks out – it freaks out. But to my surprise, it works great for my skin – especially now since its summer. The smell is really nice – its a cross between a grape and some kind of berry. I like the formulation of this and it didn’t leave my skin oily at all. It has a mouse-like texture and feels really light. The thing I like most about it is that it absorbs into your skin pretty quick. What I love about this moisturizer as well is that it also contains dimethicone, which can be found in face primers. I usually use a face primer or my homemade mixing medium to help my mineral foundation stay on longer, but I don’t use it much anymore because my foundation lasts all day with the moisturizer alone! Some of my acne has gone away after using this as well. I totally recommend this for those who have oily skin and for those who are looking for a good moisturizer during the summer. I’m not so sure about the winter since it does absorb into the skin fairly quick and you might have reapply a few times. People with dry skin might not benefit from this moisturizer much since the consistency of it isn’t thick enough.
PROS: Lightweight, absorbs quickly, doesn’t leave your skin oily
CONS: Maybe too light for the winter, bulky packaging
Random? Yes, I’m going to talk a bit about food right now. So I was super hungry yesterday and was craving some chicken wings. I wanted to try the Atomic wings, so I bought that along with Cajun wings, and let me tell you – the Cajun wings taste so much better than Atomic. Atomic was crappy as hell. Its just chicken super drenched in all the spices you can think of. It’s not even that spicy like a lot of people has said it was. It did have a little “kick” to it, but not a “fire in the hole” flavor. My friend actually coughed a bit caused the spices were a little overwhelming, but he said it wasn’t that spicy either. My boyfriends’ dad could make a spicer chicken wing than that, haha. Aside from the spices, it had a super sour taste to it too (thank goodness I had some ranch around). So those of you who heared about Atomic wings being super hot and have yet to try it out, give it a shot. Its not so “Atomic” as people said it is.
Holy Mother of Pearl, MAC is having its Friends and Family sale! This 3-day sale will only be available online June 16th through June 18th. You get a 25% discount off all products on their website. This is only available to US and Canadian MAC websites. Just enter promo code SUMO or SAVE25.
I’d advise you not to wait it out and order as soon as you can. Things tend to go out of stock real fast. I’m definitely going to purchase a few things. I hope you girls get what you want and happy hauling!
// EDIT: If you order below $60, and you want free shipping, just use promo code LASH69 (thanks to luminouz at MakeupGeek forums), and you can pay for 2nd day shipping if you want. 😀 And the Naked Honey Collection is now available online! Check it out ladies!
Image From Atelier Maquillage
I’ve always loved Atelier’s eyeshadows – they’re so pigmented even without a base! I especially love their Pro Cake eyeshadows – most of them are matte (which I am currently loving), and its much bigger than MAC eyeshadows. MAC eyeshadows are about 1.5grams while with Atelier, its 3grams. They have such a wide range of colors, I don’t even know where to start! Though it is hard to order – especially if you’re not in Europe, but fret not, you can still purchase their amazing products. I’ve been looking around to see how I can order them and I finally found out how I could!
So, if you’re an Atelier lover like me and would like to purchase their products, here’s how you do it:
For: US, United Kindom &Canada
To order select on the site, copy the codes and quantities and send by email to email@example.com with the address of delivery. You will receive by return a valuation with shipment costs and the way to pay your order.
If you are not from the US, UK or Canada and would still like to get a hold of their products, you can email them personally. They reply fairly quick, and I’m sure you’d be able to purchase them somehow.
To view their products, do visit Atelier Maquillage.
So we all know how innovative MAC is with their collections. From the creative names – to the packaging, MAC always manages to catch ones eyes. Now, MAC introduces their Limited Edition Summer Collection called, “Naked Honey”. This collection will be available June 11, 2009 in North America and July 2009 International.
Following the example of their fabled Queen, Cleopatra, Egyptians bathed in honey and milk. Queen Anne of England used it to silken her hair; from the Ancient Greeks to the Roman Empire, honey has never lost its regal, ever-amber lustre. We love the luxury of its sensual essence…but we also know that it’s a highly efficient and wholesome humectant and healer.
- THE COLLECTION:
- She’s a Star – Light neutral gold
- Queen Bee – Mid-tone apricot with multi-dimensional pearl
- Buzz – Dark copper brown with multi-dimensional pearl
- Crème de Miel – Frosty light yellow gold
- Pollinator – Mid-tone warm reddened peach with pearl
- Buckwheat Dark copper brown with multi-dimensional pearl
- Honey Light – Light peachy gold with shimmer
- Golden Nectar – Muted golden tan with gold shimmer
– Lipglass ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)
– Eyeshadow ($14.50 U.S. / $17.00 CDN)
– High-Light Powder ($24.50 U.S. / $29.50 CDN)
A high-light powder specially created for the Naked Honey collection. It features an embossed honeycomb pattern — super-fine, impeccably pearlized. It creates soft high lights on cheek, brow, shoulders — anywhere on the body.
– Naked Honey Skin Salve ($18.50 U.S. / $22.50 CDN)
Formulated from honey, organic beeswax, sunflower oil, and other natural ingredients, this rich honey-scented and flavoured salve instantly moisturizers and helps recondition dry skin. Multi-purpose. Use everywhere.
– Naked Honey Hand and Body Cream ($22.50 U.S. / $27.00 CDN)
A sensuous cream made form bio-converted honey, shea butter, and vitamins C and E derivatives. Absorbs quickly for skin-softening moisture. Conditions, nourishes, protects. Use on all areas where ultra-moisture is called for.
– Naked Honey Body Wash ($19.50 U.S. / $23.50 CDN)
Formulated from bio-converted honey, this body wash cleanses the skin while providing the soothing and moisturizing benefits of lavender, narcissus, jasmine flower, and blue agave extracts. Provides a sensual, calming, cleansing experience.
– Creations: Naked Honey ($22.50 U.S. / $28.50 CDN)
An aromatic journey that traces honey’s fragrant heart back to summer’s sweetest blooms. Energy starts to buzz, spirits soar, light floral and woodsy notes float toward an electric finale. Sweet and sexy all the way.
– Creations: Africanimal ($22.50 U.S. / $28.50 CDN)
A scent that starts with a honey-ness that’s seductive and given its dash of pepper, not without spice. Add a dark kiss of bergamot and wood, an aromatic orgy breaks out to create a scent that’s all honey but far from sweet.
Everyone wants their skin to look its best – naturally. So I think a lot of you would like to know about this. I joined this giveaway contest on Leon’s website and I think you all should join too. Honestly, I’ve been planning to buy her e-book, and since she’s giving away a copy of it once again, I can’t give up this opportunity, haha. I actually tried some of her DIY remedies and they work pretty good. I’ve also heard some good raves on her Lash Mantra as well, and the good thing is – everything’s all natural. So anyone who’s wanting to try the natural DIY skincare route, definitely check out her awesome website and join this giveaway!
A lot of us already know that yogurt is good for our bodies. Yogurt is also known as a beauty food and is a good effective remedy for acne. Yogurt contains lactic acid (an alpha-hydroxy acid) and a number of nutrients that may mildly stimulate collagen production in the skin. It is both a dietary component and a natural remedy that contains numerous antibiotic properties. It has the ability to make your skin smoother, softer and less prone to acne breakouts. Yogurt can also double as a cleanser due to its antifungal properties.
I recommend plain non-fat yogurt because it has because its lighter on the skin and won’t be too overwhelming – especially for combination/oily skin. Normal to dry skin can try low-fat yogurt. I use yogurt with aspirin, since I don’t like the stickiness of honey much. It does make your skin soft and supple.
Some remedies to get you going:
- Honey, Egg Yolk & Yogurt Mask
It will exfoliate dead skin cells and gives your skin extra moisture. Safe for the eye area.
2 Tablespoons of raw, natural honey
1 Egg Yolk
2 Tablespoons Plain Yogurt
Mix everything together and apply all over your face. Leave the mask on for about 30 minutes and rinse off well with warm water.
- Yogurt and Oatmeal Mask
2 Tablespoons of Plain Yogurt
1 Tablespoon of Oatmeal
1 Tablespoon of Honey
After washing your face, massage the paste on your skin in a circular motion. Then leave it on for about 2 minutes, then rinse off.
- Yogurt and Aloe Mask
1/2 Cup of Plain Yogurt
2 Tablespoons of Aloe Gel (or a fresh aloe leaf)
Mix ingredients together to form a paste (using fresh aloe leaf – remove the skin and mash the pulp). After washing your face, apply all over and wait for 3 mintues then rinse off.
- Yogurt and Orange Juice Whitening Treatment
1 Tablespoon of Yogurt
4-5 of Orange Juice
Mix and apply to your face and leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse off. Use everyday for a month.
Remember that each person is different. What works for one person, may not work for another. Do experiment and test out certain amounts to see what’s good for you. For more DIY Beauty, do visit VivaWoman, Essential Day Spa and Leon’s Beauty Tips and Secrets. I’ll be back with a mini haul and some reviews, so do sit tight!
I totally forgot about my YOTW! I thought I posted it up and when I went to check – it wasn’t there. Anywho, I’m posting it now, so its ok! This week’s YOTW is oxfordjasmine. She’s a really sweet person and gives awesome tips (you have to check her contouring vid – very informative!). What I like most about her is that she uses cruelty free makeup (which I think all of us should look into). All of her videos are great to watch and I’m sure alot of you would appreciate her tips as well. So do give her channel a visit and show her blog some love as well!