Monday, August 29, 2011

Word of the Day: Psalms 1: 1-3

Word of the Day: Psalms 1: 1-3

Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.
 Psalms 1: 1-3

Monday, August 1, 2011

Product Review: Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation

Product Review: Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation
The reason why I love Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup so much is because it has great coverage, without any heaviness, it goes on very light with a matte finish which is really nice.  I am one that does not like to do touch-ups, who has the time, so at the end of the day when I look in the mirror, I get a nice surprise and I still look great.  Before this foundation , it would be OMG, I went around like this!! The longevity is the best I’ve seen.  The color has a nice amount of yellow in it, where it brightens your face.  If you can find the right color to  match your skin, this foundation would be the bomb for you!

So this is what I do with this foundation and make it  work for me.  I use this foundation as a concealer/spot coverage, concentrating on areas around my eyes, darker areas or redness around my nose and lips.  This foundation is great for this because of it’s, stay in place, long-wearing quality.  Then the rest of my face, if I feel my skin needs it,  I use a second foundation thats a darker color with a lighter coverage to complete my whole face.

I bought a MAC foundation pump to use one the EL and it works great! In the summer Im in 4N1 Wheat and in the winter Im 3N1 Ivory Beige.

- Dermatologist-tested
- Non-acnegenic
- Fragrance-free

What the Estee Lauder says about it: 'stay in place make up' with 15hour staying power.
What I say: get this foundation if you want a light feeling foundation with staying power like no other. This foundation dries so fast (so yes, you have to work fast) that you barely need to powder it. It stays put all day, even through sweat. This stuff literally will not move unless you want it to.

Finish: Semi matte.
Price: $35.00

-a little goes a long long way
-stays put all day long with little to no touch up required
-large colour range
-doesn't transfer to clothes or change colour

-comes in a glass bottle without a pump (I know some people don't like this)
-tad pricey
-glass bottle = worst nightmare for clumsy people ie myself.

Product Review : L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara

Product Review: L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara Carbon Black

I wanted to write a long product review about this mascara but all I can say is.....I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!! At a amazing retail price ( $7, drugstores) beautiful packaging and thick brush. I think this is the mascara of my dreams.

Would you like thicker, longer, FULLER lashes? This mascara does it all. Being that you should replace your mascara every 2-3 months its affordable to do just that, while giving you amazing lash results.

Top 5: Beauty Foods

 Top 5: Beauty Foods

1. Carrots are good for your skin too! Beta-carotene - found in carrots is a powerful antioxidant and will help your skin stay young longer. Some studies also show that beta-carotene can repair sun damage.

2. Salmon is not only delicious and is my favorite fish, it is also good for your skin as it is rich in the precious Omega-3 fatty acids. They help maintain cell membranes keeping skin healthy, hydrated and supple. According to somestudies Omega 3 helps toprotect skin against sun damage.

3. Tomatoes contain high levels of Vitamin C and lycopene. Vitamin C is involved in collagen production and protects cells from free radical damage. Lycopene is an effective antioxidant which fights the free radicals that damage skin cells, interfere with cells growth and activity.

4. Spinach is one of my favorites! It contains luitein. Studies show that lutein increases skin hydration, elasticity and skin lipid content.

5. Watermelon, be it a fruit or a plant, is not only the best treat on a hot summer day but the right way to hydrate your skin! Which is crusial to its beauty every day! Remember, hydration is absolutely necessary for the best healthiest function of the cells. According to Dr Murad eating water is much more effective than drinking water because this way fluid gets directly into the cells and is not waisted in our swollen ankles and puffy eyes! And listen to this, watermelons are 97% water!