Friday, October 22, 2010

Urban Decay Cosmetics!

If you haven't tried Urban Decay Cosmetics you should!  It's beauty with an edge!  Years ago my mom gave me one of their eye shadow boxes and I fell in love- even  the black and silver glitter ones (I'm too old to wear the glitter colors now).

This brand makes such great staying products.  When I would go swimming I would apply a thick layer of eyeshadow primer potion in color Sin and then cover with a gold shadow.  Then I would coat my lashes in Tarte brand 4 day stain mascara.  After swimming laps and splashing with the kids, my make up was still on and I'm not exaggerating.  I would get dressed and go out for the day without adding any more makeup.

The 24/7 line of eyeliners is um. . . amazing!  I want the whole collection! These liners glide on effortlessly, are smugeable and then they stay put.  If you want to get someone who loves makeup a great Christmas present, this would be it, hint hint!

I also like Ulta or Sephora gift cards. Another great Christmas present is the Naked eye shadow palette that comes with a small eye primer(best one!) and a 24/7 half black, half brown eyeliner. This product is in such high demand that Sephora online is out. 

All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray is another cool product.  I especially liked it for keeping on my blush and foundation.  My eye makeup stays on without it. 

 De slick in a tube can be worn over makeup.  If you feel your skin is looking oily, just slap some on and degrease.   They also make de slick mattifying powder, if you prefer.  


You can't loose with this brand!  Next time you are in Ulta or Sephora swipe a color or two on, maybe you too will fall in love! 

Sephora has 20% off right now- Nov 3 online orders.  Just use promo code FF2010


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Puffy Eyes Go Away!

What is happening to me?  I turn 30 and I suddenly am old!  I don't think so!  I refuse to accept it!  I have been on a quest to banish puffy eyes once and for all! Since I can't rid my life of allergies, crying and salty foods, I must find other remedies.

1.For starters, get enough sleep. Oh wait, my baby wouldn't fall asleep last night and my 3 year old kept waking up with scary dreams.  So that won't work.
2. Sleep on your back with an extra pillow to prevent fluid from settling under your eyes.  Shoot, that doesn't work for me either.  I'm too finicky when it comes to my sleep, I'm a side sleeper with my favorite $50 pillow.  It's not too full, not to flat.  No way will I try an extra pillow.
3. Grab a cold cucumber from the fridge and place slices of it over your eyes.  The coolness constricts blood vessels.  Ya, I could do that, maybe sometimes.
4. Use an eye cream with caffine or vitamin k.  Why?  Because it strengthens blood vessels.  Dr Brandt brand flaws no more r3p eye triple peptide cream is a great caffeinated one, however it's pricey. 
5. You can also use a serum that comes in a roller-ball tube.  They are cooling and soothing and the massage motion helps reduce puffiness. Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller. For $25, I prefer Clinique All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage.
6. Do Jumping jacks for about 5 mins followed by deep breaths.  It helps vamp up your circulation and keeps liquids from pooling under the eyes.  Plus a little exercise never hurts anyone, well maybe your calves will hurt or my case my feet (stupid plantar fasciitis).
7. Curl your upper lashes and apply mascara, that helps disguise the puffiness.  Also you could line your lower lash line with  a little tawny colored eye shadow.