Hope you’re having a good week. It’s a short week thankfully! Been a rainy few days in Gotham but not much we can do about it outside of complain daily. And when the heat and humidity arrive? Complain some more. You know New Yorkers, never happy.
I have taken to doing a great Makeup & Beauty On my Desk Series on Instagram so if you don’t follow me, well, you’re missing out. Not really…sooner or later everything I Instagram ends up on Musings anyway but it sounded dramatic saying that.
Basically it consists of beauty and makeup that passes across my desk so you can get a bit of a sneak peek of what might be coming up in terms of reviews.
My birthday isn’t until Fall but I wouldn’t be averse to someone buying me a Barbie Digital Fashion Styling Head for iPad. As a child I did indeed have a Barbie Fashion Styling Head, didn’t everyone? As I recall, it wasn’t always about makeup and styling hair though. I’m pretty sure I cut all her hair off at some point and did unusual experiments on her.
I promise anything I did was completely normal. Kinda.
But times they are a changing and now Barbie has gone digital.
As I said, I’m scared of lash growth serums. The warnings that come with these serums break me out in hives. Seriously. But what about false lashes and eyelash extensions?
Actress Kristin Chenoweth wore sunglasses on the David Letterman show after her eyelids swelled up, she likened the effect as having lips on her eyes ha….she got eyelash extensions which are where single fibers are glued to your individual eyelashes to create a fuller look but had a adverse reaction to them. I dislike mucking around my eyes so imagine me sitting in a chair and willingly having someone place small little fibers near my eyes? I mean seriously, I don’t even like fiber mascaras because I feel like lashes are in my eyes. So imagine me allowing someone near me with a tiny tweezer with a fiber on the end of it and gluing that on my lash line!? No thanks!
Moral of the story?
Just use Too Faced Better Than False Lashes and call it a day. All the glamour of fuller lashes and none of the glue or god forbid irritation and danger that comes with it. Those lash extension fibers that Too Faced includes with their Better Than False Lashes Mascara is incredible. Loves this stuff. When are they releasing a full size version of just the fibers? I’d buy! Simply swipe the fibers on and follow up with mascara for fuller, longer lashes without any drama or having to embarrass yourself on Letterman by being interviewed with sunglasses!
(Pictured above Bed, Bath, and Beyond the Beauty Mecca of cosmetics and makeup galore!)
You might hear me shout the good word of Harmons far and wide for my drugstore beauty purchases. Harmons is actually an extension of Bed, Bath and Beyond and basically acts as any good Walgreens and CVS carrying all your everyday need products like deo, toothpaste, shampoo, etc…They also have a stupid killer selection of the latest and greatest drugstore beauty brand selections at great prices (like sometimes cheaper than the Evil Empire aka Walmart).
Some folks don’t have Harmons around.
That’s why I highly suggest you check out a Bed, Bath, and Beyond or two. My Bed, Bath and Beyond has a HUGE selection of beauty bits and bobs.
I dunno how keen I am on a product that multitasks not only on my mouth but on my nipples as well. Yeah, you read that right, nipples. Did you just snort like a 14 year old boy? I know my inner teenage boy loves it!
Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips is a natural, rich long lasting moisturizer and gloss all in one.
Take a look because nipples aside, it sounds freaking amazing!
I decided to get a little experimental with my mascara this morning and combined the new Maybelline Mega Plush Mascara along with Too Faced’s Flexistrech Nylon Lash Fibers.
Seriously, Too Faced needs to rethink the marketing on their Better Than False Lashes Nylon Lash Extension System because I’d totally over indulge in the Nylon Lash Fibers if they sold them separately. I’ve pretty much completely run through these because I use them with every single mascara I own rather than just sticking with the mascara that Too Faced has included with the system.
They are the bomb dot comb people.
So if you’re listening Too Faced, we want more Nylon Lash Fibers!
Let’s take a look and see how well Too Faced played with Maybelline.
My mum is kinda like the dad in my Big Fat Greek Wedding. Ya know, with the Windex? Accept my mum doesn’t think Windex is the cure all, she thinks Vaseline and Vicks Vapor Rub is.
Got a cut? Use Vaseline. Unruly brows? Use Vaseline. Cold sore? Use Vaseline. Crusty, sore nose from a cold? Use Vaseline. Dry elbows and knees? Use Vaseline.
Yeah, old school remedies from Mama Muse.
She right on most accounts, Vaseline really is a nifty little cure all. Now some folks like it, some folks not so much. I don’t mind it which is why I think this little tub of Vaseline Lip Therapy is oh so stupid cute.
Now that we are finally seeing BB Creams on our shores I thought I’d take a second to answer the question, What’s the difference between Tinted Moisturizer and BB Creams?
I already see alot of questions rising up about how BB Creams are the same as Tinted Moisturizers or questions about the differences between the two….I want to emphasis that BB Creams and Tinted Moisturizers are too vastly different products. The concept is somewhat the same but the ingredients and performance of the two products are very different. Although I will say so far the US releases I’ve played with from Dr. Jart are quite disappointing and do indeed act more as a Tinted Moisturizer than a BB Cream.
BB Cream stands for Blemish Balm Cream. The product was originally created by Germany dermatologists to help patients who had gone through laser skin surgery. The product was meant to soothe and regenerate the skin tissue.
The craze was born in Korea (most BB Creams and the best performing ones in my opinion are from various Korean Brands) when famous actresses started wearing the cream on their faces. The product slowly started branching out from Korea to Japan, China, Singapore, and other parts of Asia thus creating a very hot trend.
Most BB Creams are created in one shade but some are created in two and if you’re lucky some even go so far as to offer three or four shades such as Missha. It’s rare though that more than one shade is created. I’ve heard alot of ranting about this but you do have to remember that BB Creams originated in Asia where there is one dominate skin tone…