Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
And...I got my $1.99 worth. Look at this fucked up brush. I was pissed. You can at least make a better brush! The other three colors I got, the brush is fine. Plus, the formula was thick and it didn't apply well.
I used the blue, green, black and white colors on my eyes to create the look. Soft textured, good pigmentation, all satins, no glitters...
Blended well too...I would say this was a good buy, great buy for $2.99....
But not all things under $3 are good. Check the powder on my face in this picture...LA Colors Powder for $2 and it was a SUPER FAIL. Not all things cheap are good. My mug is the example of that!!!
I've been really trying to avoid buying one of these ColorIcon Palettes. I seriously have ALOT of eyeshadow, cheap eyeshadow and I don't need anymore. But, who was I kidding? Product Junkyism is a DISEASE!!!! I just got one for now...
My look is inspired by FashionDivaCC on You Tube...She did tutorials on all the ColorIcon palettes...
I forgot to apply mascara...really...last week was a long LONG week.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Like her anyway. What is it with me and blue nail polish? **shrugs**
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Monday, June 07, 2010
Review: EOS( Evolution of Smooth) Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream
Every since I saw an ad for EOS Shave Cream in a Allure Magazine last year, I’ve been on a mad hunt for it. What is it about EOS products? I had this same problem finding their lip balm in this area. Finally, I found it at the third Walgreens I went to. Here’s the Rural Glamour Scoop!
-The Pomegranate Raspberry scent is wonderful!
-Does a great job leaving skin moisturized after shaving even after drying
-Doesn’t slip of the side of the tub! Stays put due the plastic container
-Two pumps of the product do not get it for my coarse hair. I pumped a couple times to get the right coverage
-Comes off easy with water, so using under the shower is a no no
-Would have liked more product to come out with each pump.
-Hard to find. I just happened to come across it at Target on an end cap while looking at clearance items
Basically, EOS Shave Cream is like shaving with lotion. This works for some but I have coarse hair on my legs and need heaving duty shave cream and a no-nonsense razor to match. I wonder why they don’t make shave cream by the hair type. They got every scent and consistency you like, but what shave cream really works with thick or coarse body hair? I would think that someone with fine hair wouldn’t need a thick shave cream.
I did like that I didn’t have slather my skin down in lotion after I shaved. My legs felt amazing and moisturized even though I had to put some serious work in to get them hairless . If you see EOS Shave Gel, get it, you may not see it again.
Friday, June 04, 2010
But, then I walked outside and my nails just came to life! The color spectrum in the sun was nuts!!!
Thursday, June 03, 2010
The May 2010 InStyle Magazine, which hosts the Best Beauty Buys, lists Iman Luxury Radiance Liquid Makeup as the “Best Buy” for “Dark Skin”. I was a bit intrigued because Iman Cosmetics is sold at my local rural Wal-Mart. I always bypass it though, the price point of most of it is not attractive and it looks virtually untouched. But, I thought, a $15 foundation in a Superstore must be worth it and I’ve never tried the products, so I gave it a whirl. Here’s the Rural Glamour Scoop!
**My color is Earth 1**
- Luckily for me, the color I choose was my color
- Gives a medium to light coverage
- The mineral sparkle gives the skin radiance, if that is what you are looking for
- The display in Wal Mart was not helpful at choosing the right color foundation
- The $15 price point was a little steep for me personally. I haven’t paid over $8 for a foundation in years.
- The mousse like texture makes it difficult for even coverage
I found it a bit hard to choose my color. If you have ever been to a Cover Girl Queen Collection Display, most of them have a “color wheel”, that you can put near your skin to determine your color. Some L’Oreal and Maybelline displays also do this. Iman needs to do this. Thank God for my ability to pick my foundation color in a drugstore setting! All women can’t do this and if they are going to push $15 foundation, they need to give people a hand at picking it. I mean, really, I’m going to really ask a store associate (when you can FIND one) to help me pick a foundation. Ok, that sounds bit elitist, but ya’ll know the deal and don’t skimp on words, cuzins.
I’m working with the foundation. I’ve found that it can only be applied with a sponge or foundation brush for even coverage. The “mineral” sheen or shimmer in the foundation is a bit overwhelming, even glittery. I don’t like any sheen in my foundation. Matte is my favorite. I’ll use this up and then its own to the next, unless I find something better in the process.
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Shop Etc.-Was this not a great magazine?!! I used to have some copies of it but I might have thrown them away.:(
Mirabella- Mirabella was delicious with its great articles and layouts....
Jane- a fresh take on young adult life as a woman.....
Suede- ***Church faints*** Lord take me now!!! I can't even talk about Suede without getting so EMOTIONAL.... Why they take it away from me!!! I'm like Vera on Meet The Browns about Suede, nah...
Mademoiselle- Gah, I loved Mademoiselle. It was like a tasteful Cosmo.
Sassy- For some reason I think Jane used to be Sassy before the name changed....My teenage life wrapped up in a subscription....