So... Once again I've gone crazy shopping! I have this friend, Elizabeth, in Austin who turned me onto this smudge wand from Pixi. For two months I have searched Target which is Pixi exclusive I guess but could never find it. Even today I asked her for the exact name etc and their website didn't have the same one she had. Oh, the nerve of the make-up world trying to hold out on me! Finally, I decided to just check on amazon and found it! yep! I finally found it so I'm guessing since it was on amazon that it is discontinued : ( Basically this smudge wand is like a liquid smudge in a stick form. You just press it along the lash line and use the spongy tip to fade it out. I've never seen anything like it and trust me I've checked every brand and store for something similar. It's like amazing for someone like me who can't pull off a smokey eye to save her life! This thing is like magic on a stick and I can't wait to get it in the mail! Mission Complete!

Secondly, I was watching this other beauty blog a few months back and she was talking about BB Cream. I had never heard of the stuff before and put it on the back burner. Now it's all over the place! Even drug store brands have BB Cream (look in the face wash section not makeup). To be honest, I'm still not certain what it is... but I ordered some on amazon to try it out. They had one with rave reviews and like 4 different types so I found a sample pack for like $3 - can't pass up a deal like that! This way I can try out all the formulas to see if they are worth buying in a bigger bottle.

Thirdly, I ordered my Skin ID acne treatment program. I took the little skin test online and answered all the questions to find out I was a 25.32.38??? Yeah, I have no idea what that all means but I got a spot treatment, skin smoother, and travel bag for free! The intro regimen came with a foaming cleanser(25), an acne treatment cream(32), and then a container of those acne pads/wipes(38). I started it last night and hope that I can continue to stay on my schedule. I'm suppose to use it twice a day but I just do it at night (shhh... don't tell on me!). I've never had issues with pimples or acne before so having some adult acne has thrown me for a loop! On my temples, laugh lines, and chin I get little white heads in clusters but aren't really noticeable. However, I do have a random pimple in those same areas but nothing crazy or anything except for my neck. On both sides I get these clusters of pimples that make it look like I'm sporting some serious hickey action. I've tried scrubs, cream cleaners, toners, spot treatments etc. but nothing was helping! Many people said to go with Proactiv but I don't have acne per say... it's more like whitehead colonies! So when I was deciding on the type I took the Skin ID test and liked that it asked me about what type of acne and my willingness to adhere to a routine etc. I felt like it asked me questions that really made me think it was the better of the two products. We shall see...

Fourthly, my friend, Carrie, who's birthday is today! SHOUT OUT TO CARRIE - HAPPY BDAY BESTIE! Okay back to the topic has given me a challenge of "whats the best mascara?". Well that got me thinking to the fact that I pretty much stick to two or three types and rarely branch out. But she was with me when I bought the They're Real! Mascara by Benefit and strongly recommended that I not waste my money. Yeah, Yeah... I should of listened but when I get on a mission I get fixated until it's complete. So I bought like three or four mascaras the other day to do a trail test run with. Figured if I had like ten brands/formulas that it would give me a descent idea of what's worth using and what's just plain-jane mascara.

And lastly, I have been wanting a deep conditioner so that was the next task to tackle. I've never really used heavy conditioners because for the longest time I thought they were only for thick, course hair. Well, recently I have decided to give it a try but just on my ends to help fight split ends. BTW-hair cut in two weeks! I'll have to blog about what I want to do since it is kind of extreme. Anyways... I thought I might do a deep conditioner text while I was at the mascara one. Found a few that I am going to test out and give the results of. I will do my best to post pictures in my next review blog but working and writing my book and taking care of 5 pets and a husband is way too much work for me. I miss being lazy! Damn this job getting in my way, but I must admit I have an awesome boss and I really like my job thus far.

Now on to the goodies...

Ordered from amazon

SKIN79 BB Cream Samples Set
  • You can get total 10 pcs samples
  • 1. Super+ Beblesh Balm Triple Functions Vital BB Cream
  • 2. Super+ Beblesh Balm Triple Function Pink BB Cream
  • 3. Super+ Beblesh Balm VIP Gold BB Cream
  • 4. The Oriental Gold Plus BB Cream
  • 5. SKIN79 BB Cleanser

Details & Links for each type

SKIN79 Super + Beblesh Balm BB Cream Triple Function ( Pink Label )
40g SPF25 PA++

It smooths away lines, leaving skin elastic. It provides skin with moisture and freshness.
SKIN79 VIP Gold Super Plus Beblesh Balm
(BB Cream) SPF25/PA++

Ingredients with an abundance of nutrition keep skin resilient and moist and its whitening and wrinkle fighting properties helps maintain clear and resilient skin, while giving the skin a natural and bright look.
SKIN79 BB Cleanser with Skin Detox Effect

  • One Shot and make up is away!
  • Deep Moisture Clean
  • Skin Detox Effect
SKIN79 Super Plus Triple Functions BB Vital Cream 40g
  • UV Interception SPF50+/PA+++ (Whitening + Wrinkle Improvement), KFDA 3 Functions Certification.
  • An Upgraded sunscreen that prevents skin discoloration and skin aging with UV A and B sun protection, a triple function BB cream that makes skin bright and smooth, strengthens skin's overall protection capacity and blocks melanin formation while giving elasticity to sagging skin.
  • Phytosphingosine and Ceramide as similar ingredients to skin can strengthen skin's protective barrier and maintain balanced skin condition. OSMOPUR-N and Vital-V Complex soothe and protect a skin which can be easily damaged from various harmful environments to make a moisturized, healthy skin.
  • Soft, moist texture with W/S component is lightly absorbed into a skin while excellent adhesion makes skin transparent and clean.
SKIN79 The Oriental Gold B.B Cream plus 40g SPF30 PA++

  • Whitening / Wrinkle improvement
  • Ultraviolet rays interception SPF30 PA++
  • KFDA 3 functions certification

Exclusive By Pixi Smoky Eye Wand - No.1 Black Silver 1g/0.035oz

A convenient eye shadow stick that blends effortlessly to immediately create dramatic smoky eyes. Ideal for on-the-go use and long-wearing.

What's the best mascara?

Benefit - They're Real! Mascara

They're real! lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts & separates. Our jet black, long-wearing formula won’t smudge or dry out. A specially designed brush reveals lashes you never knew you had!

What else you need to know:
saw dramatic length & volume*
90% saw base-to-tip curl*
94% saw visible lift*
100% saw long-wearing results*
*Results observed in a consumer panel survey

Lastblast Length Mascara

Our Elasta-Nylon™ formula flexes without flaking, giving you extreme, notice-me lashes all day long. Our longest brush ever gives you an 80% longer lash look.*

Covergirl - Professional
Super Thick Lash Mascara
(Very Black)

For big, bold, thick lashes, Super Thick Lash is the one. Its Lash Builder brush separates, defines, and reaches for those little lashes so you get thick, full lashes – so easy, so beautiful!

Covergirl - Professional All-In-One Waterproof Mascara

This smudge-resistant, smear-resistant mascara magnifies lashes with a natural effect! Professional Mascara's pro-glide brush finds lashes you didn't know you had, for a great look without the usual clumps or globs.

Maybelline - Volume Express One-by-One Mascara
(Very Black)

Why You'll Love It Finally, bold volume without any of the bulk.
• Patented Lash Catcher™ brush has 3 bristles per lash to make every lash count
• Catches, coats and de-clumps each lash to make them all fatter and flirtier
• Instant clump-free volume
• Contact lens safe and ophthalmologist-tested
• Washable, also available in Waterproof formula

Loreal Paris
Voluminous Naturale
(Blackest Black)

L’Oréal Paris introduces Voluminous® Naturale Mascara, for lashes with natural-looking volume and perfect definition. Its lightweight volumizing formula glides on smoothly and evenly to each and every lash to enhance fullness. And, the patented Volumizing Definition Brush perfectly builds and defines lashes, without clumps. - Smudge-proof, flake-proof and fragrance-free. - Ophthalmologist-tested and allergy-tested. - Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. - Water-resistant.

Found an unopened package of this in my extras bin - apparently it is discontinued? but i found some on amazon!

Oldies but goodies

Loreal Paris
Original Voluminous Mascara

Get longer, thicker, and bold eyelashes with the high volume LOreal Paris Voluminous Mascara. This fragrant-free LOreal mascara thickens your eyelashes by five times their original thickness. This ophthalmologist- and allergy-tested mascara prevents clumps, flakes, and smudges. This sensitive eyes mascara is formulated with Ceramide R that makes your eyelashes smooth and strong, and vitamin Panthenol that helps condition your lashes. A major highlight of this mascara is that it is safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers too.

LOreal Paris Voluminous Mascara
  • Resists Clumping
  • Builds Lashes to 5X Their Natural Thickness.
  • Patented Volume Maximizing Brush Thickens
  • Ophthalmologist and Allergy Tested
  • Suitable For Sensitive Eyes and Contact Lens Wearers

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    Maybelline - Full n' Soft
    (Very Black)

    Why You'll Love It • Builds full, healthy-looking lashes without the brittle feel
    • Prevents loss of lashes with Quick Dissolve System that allows easy mascara removal
    • Advanced thickening formula with Vitamin E helps to soften and nourish lashes
    • No clumps, no globs
    • Contact lens safe and hypoallergenic
    • Washable, also available in Waterproof formula

    Maybelline - Lash Discovery
    Mini Brush Mascara
    (Very Black)

    Why You'll Love It • Exclusive mini-brush allows you to get hard-to-reach lashes – from corner to corner, root to tip and the bottom, too!
    • Contact lens safe and hypoallergenic
    • Washable, also available in Waterproof formula

    hair care & deep Conditioners

    Garnier Fructis
    Daily Care Silky Secret Leave-In

    Get an extra boost of strength and energy from the Daily Care Silky Secret Leave-In.

    Works deep to strengthen the hair and conditions the surface for a healthy shine.

    Gentle enough for everyday use.

    Suave Professionals
    Waterless Foam Shampoo

    This waterless foam shampoo, with aloe leaf and jajoba, revives dry and curly hair between washes. No water needed.

    Stylist Recommendation: Pump foam 1-2 times into your hands. Spread product through dry hair, starting at the ends and working your way up the hair. Repeat if necessary. Absorb excess product with a towel. Helps to revive curls and moisture for smooth, tousled definition between washes.

    Garnier Fructis
    Triple Nutrition 3-Minute Undo

    Transform your hair with the most intense nourishment yet from the Triple Nutrition 3-Minute Undo Dryness Reversal Treatment

    Nourishes hair to the core. Hair shines from within.

    The ultra-rich texture nourishes deeply for stronger, healthier hair.

    Dove Nutritive Therapy
    Nourishing Oil Care
    Daily Treatment Conditioner

    Dual-action formuation: For 3X the nourishing power of our regular conditioner.*

    White Stripe–Contains conditioner that seals cuticles to lock in nutrients and smooth frizz.

    Gold Stripe–With Weightless Nutri-Oils, deeply nourishes and replenishes essential nutrients without a greasy feel.

    Instant deep nourishing power of a treatment in the time of a conditioner for amazing smoothness, softness and shine.

    skin id - personalize acne solution

    Foam Cleanser

    Anti-Acne Treatment

    Treatment pads


    06/26/2012 10:48pm

    Wow...awesome post. I usually just stick with the natural look when it comes to make-up...and I don't use mascara because my lashes are pretty good...eyeliners have always been my issue...finally found one from Mary Kay but that's it, lol. Anyways look forward to all the future beauty advice :)


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