Monday
Jun022008

Pardon the Last Post.

Please pardon my last post.

Earlier today I wrote a post about a certain product that helped me remove self-tanner. It is something that worked for me, but I got an e-mail pretty quickly from the company who made the product asking me to remove the post. Seems some people mis-appropriately used said product in a similar manner to where they have caused injury to themselves.

If you read the post, then you know what I am speaking about, but I rather not even address the product further. Lord knows I do not need to get into any trouble with the company or readers, so I do apologize. I do felt it necessary to pint this out as no one would think that the post just disappeared for no reason.

 

Monday
Jun022008

Pop Beauty Smokey Rose Wallet.

Pop Beauty’s Smokey Rose Wallet was one of my picks for Mother's Day as this beauty is definitely a multi-taker. But as I have been going to it more and more, I thought I would write more about it.

The classy crock wallet is really a full face kit with all you need to create a soft smokey rose look. The cheek and lip colors are coordinated to work flawlessly with the 12 select eye shades, making anything you pick work. And if you might have a hard time, the back of the wallet contains detailed instructions on how to create a foolproof smokey rose look.

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The kit contains 12 eye shades, 4 cheek glows, 1 berry stain and 1 baby pink lip glow. Plus a full size pro duo eye brush for making the shades glide on beautifully.

Pop Beauty’s founder Sara Strand even gave me some application tips and tricks to make this wallet and the shades work together seamlessly.

Use any of the 4 eyeliners to line and define eye shape
Apply medium toned color onto lid and blend into crease with brush that is included
Sweep light color over brow bone, in the corner of the eye and dot in the middle of the eye to open up eye
Apply nude cheek color all over cheekbone and the pink color on the apples of the cheeks only
Finally stain lips with cranberry stain and dot pastel pink in the middle of top and bottom lip for a plumper look

Smokey Rose Wallet is exclusively sold in Sephora and online at sephora.com.

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Saturday
May312008

Packaging Grievance's.

Forgive my rant. If you don't like to hear me complain, then just bypass this post. But I have a grievance.

I need to make a complaint to the packaging and/or art designers for many of the cosmetic products.

Seriously, I am tired of having to squint my eyes and scan the product packages (usually the outer carton, box, or back of the bottle or jar) for not only the name of the product and what it is used for, but for the directions. Scanning through the small print and multiple languages is a waste of my time. I can understand if a product is say a French product that is sold in both the United States and France. Print one side of the box in English and the other side in French. I do not need to sift my way through 5 or 6 languages to see what I need.

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It really is frustrating.

Make it easier for us, the consumer. If I can not go into Sephora and pick up a skin care item, read what it is, what is is used for, and how to use it - then I would not buy it. Plain and simple. 

Am I the only one who feels this way?

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