Beauty Review: Maybelline The Falsies Mascara

I must admit that I’ve never been a huge fan of Maybelline mascaras. In my opinion, all the hype is unwarranted. That being said, I don’t know what made me pick up a tube of Maybelline Volum’ Express The Falsies mascara, $7.50 (wait, yes I do,  it was the purple packaging!), but I’m very glad I did! This mascara is amazing! I wear it in Blackest Black, and it gives my lashes the sexiest, most dramatic fan of lashes I’ve seen in a long time.

I’ve never been a fan of curved mascara wands, but I’ve found that if I wiggle the wand from the base of my lashes up to the tip, I get great definition. The results aren’t nearly as dramatic as Maybelline claims in their ads (when are mascara ads ever realistic?), but I was impressed and have been wearing it daily with great results!

Have you tried The Falsies mascara? What did you think? Share!

Selena Gomez And Demi Lovato Bikini Scandal

The timing was what made this issue so hard ignore.  After all, Miley Cyrus was constantly in the headlines, what with all the brouhaha over the Annie Leibovitz photoshoot, and then those naughty, naughty shower and striptease pics started leaking onto the internet, gifts to Miley’s adoring fans from a supposed hacker who broke into Miley’s cellphone.  With Miley Cyrus revealing her true slutty nature to the general public, it’s the squeaky clean Selena Gomez who is really looking like the heir apparent to the family-friendly Disney throne.  Then word spread of some wet n’ wild Selena Gomez pics, with her bestie and fellow actress Demi Lovato involved.

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Well, it turned out to be some bikini pics by the pool as you can plainly see here, and most everyone gave a sigh of relief, but with an eyebrow still raised at what this could signify.  It was a close call for Selena, and Disney, and who knows what the future holds with all these kids running wild with their camera phones and narcissistic drive to post their every move on You Tube?

Guide on Komenuka Bijin Rice Bran Cleansing Powder Clarifies Further Details

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I won’t repeat the list of elements as every Komenuka item includes instructions and a comprehensive list of exotic objects. The glow my encounter obtains with this wash is really fabulous and there is no dryness and discomfort, in reality I look ahead to washing my encounter and acquire great pleasure in the benefits I can feel and see. With out thorough cleansing, it would take about twenty five days for the grime and build as much as put on off the face, not including the grime that might begin piling up on top of the pores and skin as it would try to slough itself off. Correct care is essential for a harmonious romantic relationship with our greatest organ that expresses even the tiniest nuance, joy or discord through our facial muscles and also the high quality from the epidermis. The small grains on this powder mix nicely with h2o and are portable and simple to take when traveling as no one wants to drag bottles of lotions and liquids on any journey. I also recommend the shampoo and conditioner type this line as they’re really standout goods that do make a difference in how my skin and hair looks and feels.  Right after buying Komenuka Bijin’s cleaning facial powder and whitening cream, I’ve turn out to be a rice bran convert and i reccomend it to anybody who reads this review. Though, their products aren’t cheap, a little goes a long way and I’ve observed terrific results. A sample of their All Normal Moisture Cream with Rice Bran was tucked in with my buy from the facial powder, and, at initial, I honestly didn’t realize that this was to become used on my encounter. It’s so creamy and dampness rich. Once I used it, I felt the antioxidents go to work. This item contains ingredients like water, rice bran, rice oil, aloe, collagen, glycyrrhzia, squalene, and normal vitamin E. This truly is like gold inside a bottle. A small goes a long way!  Comply with the cleanser using the Komenuka Bijin Pores and skin Lotion and also you might wonder why you are all of a sudden catching the scent of SAKE. In reality, this cleansing toner does contain SAKE together with Rice Bran, Seaweed, Aloe, Yeast, Glycyrrhizate, Orange, Lemon, Matricaria, Algae, Luffa Cylindrica and Fountain Water.

I’ve struggled with the redness and discoloration of my acne scars, and was looking for a solution. Although, I was pleased with Mederma, it did not succeed in truly making the scars vanish. So, upon some discernment and research, I decided to try Komenuka Bijin All-Natural Essence Whitening Cream with Rice Bran. When that small bottle arrived, I couldn’t wait to attempt it. I was very pleased with Komenuka’s cleaning powder, and also the rice bran felt very healing on my skin, with out causing any further inflammation or irritation.  Examine  this page here as well for more details Komenuka Bijin NS-K Volumizing Shampoo

I got this treatment conditioner as a sample in a recent order. I have sandy blonde, fine hair. Every strand is fine, but I’ve A great deal of hair, it’s truly thick. My scalp tends to get oily and my ends tend to be dry and tangle easily. I Adore the treatment conditioner, it’s thick and concentrated, but a small appears to melt right into the dry tangled sections of my hair and within a few minutes I can comb via and then rinse out. My hair felt silky and looked easy right after it dried. I was able to keep the conditioner sample for a few days and use it several times because a little does go a long way! I loved the delicate, clean, normal scent. I will be back again for much more of this! Better than most higher end conditioners I’ve used from fancy salons. I’d pick this over any of those!  Look at  this url page here as well for more particulars Komenuka Bijin

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From the first time that I have used the shampoo and conditioner my hair has literally made a huge transformation. I know it sounds corny and hyped up but I have to glorify the benefits that my hair can enjoy now. My hair has grown longer and dandruff has disappeared. My hair used to be shoulder length and now it has grown mid- back again length. Seriously, this is by far the best hair care line besides “Phyto organics”, “Enjoy”, and “Matrix Biolage” hair goods that I am loyal to. The price is a small higher but so worth it for healthy hair transformation. I have improved hair strength, silkiness, shine, and healthy scalp thanks to these goods. THE BEST!!!

A peek into the super cute Benefit Cosmetics offices

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Benefit Cosmetics main entrance and lobby

Most business offices are a snooze. Not so at the new Benefit Cosmetics headquarters in downtown San Francisco. I stopped by recently and was delighted by the super cute decor. I just had to snap some pics on my phone so you could see too.

As you can see here, the decor has a similar look and feel as the products and the boutiques with loads of pink and whimsical touches all around.

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Makeup and a Benefit beauty greet you as soon as you get off the elevator

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Even the ceiling is decorated at Benefit headquarters

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Benefit hall of famers are featured on the walls

Now here’s a little Benefit Cosmetics trivia. Did you know Benetint was introduced more than 30 years ago?!

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Beauties can sit pretty in the Benefit Cosmetics waiting area

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The walls are adorned with plenty of photos of the Ford Twins who started it all and the next generation of Ford beauties

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Miss Dear Deer Cherie will keep you company in the waiting area (how do you like her red lips?)

Benefit Skin Care! Tonight I head back to Benefit headquarters to get a preview of the new skin care line they’re introducing. Will report back with details and photos soon.

Do tell. So what do you think of the decor at Benefit headquarters? Wish your office was as fun and whimsical? Do tell.

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Whats the best skincare clinic in Manila for acne treatment?

?I get so lonely waiting for u ? asked:

Ive tried Dermclinic but its pricey like four sessions of acne treatment costs me P8,000 and the creams and stuff is around P12,500 but its effective. I heard Forever Flawless is way cheaper, anyone who has tried there? Or can ananyonehere suggest a good skin care center.

*Calayan and Belo is definitely not on my list!


Jennifer Hudson’s Luminous Makeup Look : How To ?

The ever beautiful and recently slimmed down Jennifer Hudson recently got together with Sam Fine, celebrity makeup artist and creator of The Basics of Beauty, for a shoot showing off her gorgeous new look. Here, Sam shares his insider advice on how you can achieve this flawless and glowing face at home with just a few easy steps.

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Coverage: Every great look begins great coverage. Jennifer has beautiful skin, but like many women of color, she has varied tones. I use foundation to unify those varying tones. One of my favorites is the Queen Collection Natural Hue Compact Foundation because it’s cream- to- powder, so it dries down to a powdery finish and looks really natural.

Bronzer: Bronzer is always a must for all women to illuminate their complexion. It’s important to choose a bronzer that’s one shade darker than your natural skin tone and apply it to the outer perimeter of your face to warm the skin and create a halo of glow. After applying bronzer, you can go back and layer over blush to give the skin a pop of color. On Jennifer, I used CoverGirl Natural Hue Mineral Bronzer and Cargo’s matte blush in Laguna.

Eyes: To create Jennifer’s classic, natural eye, I used a brown shadow. Shu Uemura makes a great pressed eye shadow in an array of shades – in this case, their Matte Taupe with Golden Flakes Eyeshadow works perfectly.

For this look, I didn’t use a ton of liner, and totally avoided lining underneath her eyes to keep them soft. We used tons of mascara to enhance her look – my favorite is LashBlast from CoverGirl. I always like to apply a coat of mascara, and then move on to something else to let the first coat dry. I’ll come back a few minutes later, curl the lashes, and then layer on a few more coats of mascara to really build the lashes. This makes them much more dramatic and makes the curl hold well. It’s like spraying your hair with a coat of hairspray before using a curling iron.

Lips: To complete her look, I gave Jennifer a beautiful nude lip. The key to a nude lip is to begin by lining the lips with liner that is one shade darker than your natural lip color. Don’t worry about matching the liner to your lipstick – if you match it to your lips, it will look great with any shade of lipstick. After lining the lips, feather the liner towards the center of the mouth to great a base for the lipstick. Next, apply your lipstick.
On Jennifer, I chose IMAN Cosmetics’ Luxury Moisturizing Lipstick in Citron. I finished by slicking on a golden gloss add dimension and shine. CoverGIRL’s Shine Blast Lip Gloss is perfect!

Beauty Encyclopedia Tutorial: How To Make Your Own Lip Gloss

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Making your own lip gloss, and customizing your own colors is as easy as counting to three! No, really…with only a couple of basic ingredients you can play Mad Scientist in your bathroom with your cosmetics, and customize the perfect shade for yourself. To learn how easy this is,

You will need:

  • Vaseline or any type of Petroleum Jelly
  • Loose Pigment

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Alba Un-Petroleum Jelly

My personal favorite is Alba Un-Petroleum Jelly, which can be found anywhere natural, organic products are sold. I purchased mine at a Whole Foods, and I love this multi-purpose product. I use it for cuts, to moisturize lips and skin, and for mixing lip gloss.

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MAC Cosmetics Fuchsia Pigment

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I will be using MAC Cosmetics “Fuchsia” Pigment, which is a loose pigment in a jar that is usable on the lips, eyes, and cheeks. The fuchsia pigment is perfect for the lips, and a little of these pigments goes a long way!

Step One: Apply a small dot of petroleum jelly to your hand, or to any surface you feel comfortable getting a little messy (a piece of paper works great for easy cleanup):

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Step One

Step Two: Lightly tap the pigment of your choice on top of the petroleum jelly. You will only need a little bit as most pigments are extremely rich in color. Also, you can adjust how much pigment you use accordingly, making your lip gloss lighter or darker as you wish:

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Step Two

Step Three: Using your finger, or a tool of any kind (even the back of a makeup brush works), mix the petroleum jelly and the pigment together. Viola! Customized lip gloss that will hydrate your lips:

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Step Three

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The possibilities are endless for mixing pigments with petroleum jelly. Here are some fun tips:

  • Mix unusual pigment shades with petroleum jelly. You may not think to mix a darker or a lighter pigment shade, such as a white or a black, but these can darken or lighten another customized lip gloss shade to your liking.
  • Use any loose pigments you have on hand. Mostly all pigments can be used for this purpose, so go ahead and peruse your cosmetics collection. Everything from MAC to Bare Escentuals pigments can be used for this purpose.
  • Use pigments for their finish. If you have a pigment that has a frosty, shimmery, or glittery finish, you can use these as “topcoats” for your favorite lip gloss shades. An example below shows a Jessie’s Girl pigment being used as a way to make any color instantly shimmery.

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Jessie's Girl "Angelic" Loose Eyeshadow (available at Rite Aid)

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Angelic, on the lips

Have fun mixing and matching various lip gloss colors together to create your own perfect shade. Better yet, feel a sense of pride when someone asks you where you bought that gorgeous lip gloss shade on your lips!

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