There are many things I love when it comes to vacation time, but mostly, I Love Not Camping! If you, like me, prefer a fancy hotel to sleeping in a tent, combating bugs and not having a bathroom, then maybe you want to own this cosmetics bag that expresses your feelings? Own it for just $16.95 at This Link!
Anne and I spent a couple of hours on Saturday afternoon checking out Beautycon NYC over at Pier 36 event space. While this event appears to be very finely focused on Teens, we managed to have some fun checking out the various Beauty Brands bringing their products directly to the enthusiastic throng of fans that came out on a cloudy day for this annual event.
We especially enjoyed our time spent at the bareMinerals booth, where they are celebrating the launch of their new liquid foundation make up and eye primer, BARESKIN, which is a fantastic product. Their whole line is making waves, even the best anti wrinkle cream from established brands should watch out!
BARESKIN is non-nomedogenic, containing no oils, silicone, water, parabens or fragrance. But while it’s formulated with the bare minimum ingredients, there is no sacrificing of benefits. As it was explained to us, the ultra-thin fluid harnesses dynamic mineral pigments suspended in a serum base. Combined with the potent blend of vitamin C and Lilac plant stem cells, this good–for–you formula is a tone–correcting mineral foundation and skincare serum in one. It also has a 20 SPF. Wow!
What’s fun about applying the foundation is the special “buffing” applicator brush that been designed just for this purpose. Engineered with a unique fluid reservoir in its center, the intelligent brush design lets you adjust your coverage, adding one drop at a time, for a truly seamless application. It also feels really good on your face. However, we always recommend to do a blackhead vacuum procedure before using makeup.
Both Anne and I had our skin tones matched to the appropriate BARESKIN shade and bareMinerals PR rep Quinta Gaines was kind enough to give each of us a professional application so we could see how the product looks on our skin. Quinta pointed out that because there’s no water in the foundation is important to shake it very thoroughly before applying it to your skin (each bottle has mixing beads in it, just like you find with nail polish). She said to think of the application process in this way, Shake, Drop, Buff. Just one drop actually goes a long way and you can report repeat the application with several drops until you get the coverage you like. She also very generously gifted each of us with a bottle of our appropriate shade of BARESKIN, and the applicator brush.
BARESKIN is available in 20 shades and retails for $29, while the unique brush applicator has a $28 retail price. Shop for both and other Skinstitut products online.
OK, someone’s hand is holding this, so it has to exist, right? I did a little Googling just to make sure and, yes, it is a real thing! The Lookin’ Good For Jesus Fix It Kit contains a mirrored Jesus statuette, vanilla nectar lip balm, Easter-Lily hand & body cream (with sparkle!) and a folding mirror compact. The top of the package, adorned with eerie looking cartoon women staring googly-eyed at the Lord, says “Get His Attention.” Clearly this treads a fine line between ‘Cool’ and ‘Oh So Wrong.’ All I can say is let your conscience be your guide. (Note: Item is Currently Unavailable at Amazon.com.
Here’s yet another great idea for Valentines Day Gift Giving: A Box of assorted Lip Glosses disguised as luscious Chocolates!
Valentine’s Day Box of Chocolates Lip Gloss Details:
- Set of 4 Lip Glosses Packaged just like a box of chocolates
- Each Lip gloss Looks Like a Different Chocolate Candy
- Size: 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ x 3/4″
- Perfect for Valentine’s Day
This fun gift will only set you back $14.95! Buy one now at This Link!
For this Holiday season, Avon has some really cool stocking stuffers priced at under $10. One of my favorites is this set of four mini polishes in a range of metallic colors. The color on my nails in the photo below is called Mystic (above, far left), which has a bronze-gold hue on the nails – very festive! Two coats cover completely and the polish is super quick drying to prevent smudging. A set of four metallic colors sells for just $8.99 at This Link.