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What’s the Difference Between Tinted Moisturizer and BB Creams?

Whats the Difference between Tinted Moisturizer and BB Creams

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…

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Cupcake Toothpaste: Because Brushing Your Teeth Should Be Fun!

 

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You technically can’t brush your teeth with frosting no matter how much you want to. Believe me I tried (kiddin’, kiddin’) that’s why you need Cupcake Toothpaste.

A dollop on your brush will bring a burst of heavenly frosted cupcake taste to your mouth!

You gotta love on Cupcake Toothpaste because brushing your teeth should have cupcakes, sugar, and frosting involved right?

$4.99 a tube available from the Perpetual Kid.

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Because I Think Donut and Cupcake Lipgloss Should Be Essential To Your Beauty Diet

Cupcake Donut Lipgloss

Cuppycakes, evil little bastards.

Totally addicted to ‘em!

Donuts? Not as addicted to ‘em as cupcakes. I think I’m burned out with donuts. My father came to America when he was 21 or 22, started his own bakery, married my mum, had kids, and proceeded to ply us with carbs most our life. Thanks dad, heart you man. So perhaps I’m on donut burn out mode since they were a big part of my youth.

I do believe that donuts and cupcakes should be a part of the food group but of course, the Surgeon General would NOT agree that’s why Donut and Cupcake Lipgloss should be essential to your beauty diet, calorie and fat free you see!

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Is Vitacreme B12 the most overhyped product in Japan? Damn Straight It Is!

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A famous Japanese actress made Vitacreme B12 one of the most hyped up skincare products I’ve ever had the pleasure of using. The claims of renewed skin cells, diminishing age lines and existing wrinkles, and just generally making skin look amazing are just a few of the urban legends that surround this moisturizer or at least in my experience they are urban legends.

I’ve been using the cream on and off for a few years and recently had an e-mail from a reader asking me if I had ever tried it.

Damn straight I have and no it doesn’t jump rope and chew gum at the same time.

Here’s the deal according to the Muse!

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Dress-Up Band-Aids by Cynthia Rowley: Band-Aid Brand by Cynthia Rowley

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Listen up Fashionistas! Do you have a boo boo? Did you cut yourself shaving? Got a big fat pimple on your forehead? Scratched your leg while wobbling around in your Manolos?

Now what are you supposed to do? I mean seriously you can’t sport a band aid while looking wicked fierce in the latest and greatest couture but you can’t bleed all over the place either.

Stop.

Fashion emergency over.

Get a box of designer Band-Aid Cynthia Rowley. Perfect solution!

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