Beauty Bits & Bobs
I recently fell in love with Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sun Block
because of it’s rather nifty little price tag and it’s SPF of 85+! Kaching! Thanks Neutrogena I just saved $30 bucks! I purchased it at CVS for under $10 or so, um hello awesome considering my normal SPF is in the $40-$50 range.
Speaking of sun protection Neutrogena has some simple tips for protecting your skin this Summer (and all times) and an interesting survey about the habits of sun protection in the US.
Click for it.
I found it interesting reading!
Americans are obviously not as responsible as we may believe in protecting themselves against the sun. I knew it, I just knew it! One more reason to move to Asia, Asian chicas take sun protection super serious (as does a Muse). Neutrogena commissioned a survey of over 2000 Americans to learn their sun protections habits and the word is out that 60% rarely or never use sunscreen. Ahh in 20 years they can use their skin as a belt or make a nice leather purse with it!
The survey revealed:
- 80% of adults agree that sun exposure can be deadly (so why aren’t you using sunscreen people?)
- 70% reported getting sunburned at least once per a year.
- 13% apply sunscreen daily (I’m so embarrassed by these numbers!)
Americans obviously are not taking the idea of sun protection as serious as they should. Not only does the sun age skin but skin cancer is a very real disease!
Here’s a few simple rules to follow everyday, every season, whether the sun is out full blown or not.
- Sunscreens should be applied to dry skin 15 to 30 minutes before going outdoors.
- The higher the SPF, the better the protection.
- Sunscreen should be applied liberally and evenly to all uncovered skin.
- Reapply at least every two hours, or according to the product’s instruction (depending on what you use and if you’re in water you can skip this step)
Sun protection is an important topic all year round. Just because it’s Summer you shouldn’t drop everything and worry about SPF. The fact is you should drop everything and be worried about it 12 months out of the year as it’s an important anti-aging step and also good protection against possible skin cancer disease.
What are you sun protection tips?
What are your fav SPF’s?
I’d love to hear ‘em!
This one is only for the chica’s who are looking for brushes at the moment or need some basic brushes to start a collection. I’m a big fan of MAC brushes, they have pretty much taken over my collection however they are costly.
Check out the NYX Brush Kit! Get more for ALOT less.
Like I said this is kinda for anyone that 1. wants to save money and 2. anyone who doesn’t have a ton of brushes and wants a complete brush set to do makeup with. The NYX Brush Set is $144.20 USD and includes 18 brushes (plus a brush belt)! I can’t speak for quality as I haven’t used these but the price rounds out at about $8 per a brush which is quite a nice deal. It pretty much covers every brush you’ll need as well which makes it all the more appealing.
- Blush Brush
- Cheek Cream Brush
- Foundation Brush
- Powder Brush
- Flat Top Skunk Brush
- Fan Brush
- Flat Brush
- Blender Brush
- Eye Primer Brush
- Crease Brush
- Shadow Brush
- Shading Brush
- Smoky Brush
- Brow Brush
- Liner Brush
- Cover Up Brush
- All Purpose Brush
- Brush Belt/Carrying Case
I dunno if anyone is willing to shell out $145 on the spot but I can’t complain that the price is right (Is it ok to lem it for myself even though I have more brushes than I know what to do with already?). If you’re want it, click it to get it!
Anyone use NYX brushes?
w00t! Funny thing I was just raving FaceFront Cosmetics Cheek Up Blush and now it’s on sale at 40% Off. Sweetness!
If you’ve been lemming now is a great time to haul as the blushes are under $10 bucks and I promise they are a HUGE size and very pigmented!
No code needed, discount is applied at check out.
Oh Happy Days! Pop Cosmetics is now being sold at Bath and Body Works. Since it’s demise from Sephora I did so worry about where it would end up but have no fear it’s found a new home at Bath and Body Works! The line isn’t extensive but it does have a few pieces I haven’t seen as of seen which look promising. They are having a sale at the moment as well since many of the pieces are marked at $15 USD when purchasing one at regular price, sweet!
Click it to explore Pop at Bath and Body Works!
Can I tell you that I had Sonia Kashuk Sheer Magic Mineral Face Palette in my cart during my last trip to Target but I kept taking it out and putting it back, taking it out and putting it back.
Needless to say I left the store without the bloody thing because I’m so bleeding indecisive.
That’s where you come into play…help a Muse out….
Click ahead to learn how!
There isn’t any question I seriously want this little wonder palette. Is palette even the proper term to use? It’s basically a stackable set of mineral foundation, mineral blush, and a creamy concealer. There isn’t any palette here but hey whatever Sonia wants to name it is fine and dandy by this Muse!
It’s only $14.99 but my cart was loaded down and that extra $15 bucks for something that may or may not be good was kinda making me worry my bottom lip and bite my finger nails deciding did I really need mineral foundation in my life? Especially considering we don’t get along so well and all. The choice was turning into should we impeach Nixon or not. It was life altering that much I’ll tell you.
So the question is, do I need Sonia Kashuk Sheer Magic Mineral Face Palette in my life or is it something I can safely skip?
I’ll be honest and say the choice has kept me up at night for the better part of the week and I’m having a bad case of non buyer’s remorse and wishing I had indulged.
It’s so damn hard being the Muse sometimes.