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09/24/2011

Aveeno 1% Hydrocortisone Anti-Itch Creme

I do not normally feature products like this, which I would classify as ‘first aid’ products.  Instead I usually try to stick to strickly beauty related products.  However, last week I got more bug bites than I got all summer.  I managed to get 20 mosquito bites, and countless gnat bites in a few hour span.

That being said, on the way home from my bug bite filled trip, I stopped at the drug store and picked up just about anything that promised to help with my bug bites.  In addition to this I also picked up an itch relief spray and some childrens Benadryl in an attempt to curb the horrible itch.

I would rate this product 6/10

09/24/2011

Completion Critique: September 2011

Deva Curl Set It Free – I still love this product and have it on my short list of curling sprays to purchase again.  I do have a few to use up before I get to that point though.  As before I love how it makes my hair look and that it is hard to mess up, though I do wish it smelled a little better.  My full review can be found here.

Mineral Fusion Lengthening Mascara – I would not purchase again, and along with that sentiment I will not.  Not only does it have a steep price tag, and minimal effect.  The fact that I am pretty sure that I am allergic to this product is going to keep me away from it for good.  My full review can be found here.

Sample sizes to small to review:

Fekkai Shea Butter Moisturizing Shampoo

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09/21/2011

Every Day Brushes: Eyes

I have not shown you any of the brushes that I use for my makeup routine.  As a result I have decided to do mini reviews of the brushes that I use on a daily or almost daily basis.  This should give you some insight in to the brands of brushes that I tend to prefer.

Full Tapered Shadow Brush (Bare Essentials) – I am not sure if I just have an extremely large eye lid, or what, but this shadow brush covers just my moveable lid.  I like it mostly cause it is softer than the MAC brushes (I find them scratch in all honesty).  This also eliminates the streakyness I sometimes get with ‘typical’ size shadow brushes since they are to narrow for my giant eyelids.

Soft Focus Shadow Brush (Bare Essentials) – I went through a large number of blending brushes before settling on this one, including Bobbi Brown and Aveda.  All the other brushes I tested were either to0 scratchy, or too loosely packed, or some other issue involved that just did not make them work for me.  The hairs on this brush are soft and pliable.  They do a really good job blending my shadow, and do not move it so much that it becomes a muddy mess.

09/21/2011

Rigby Reads: September 20, 2011

This semester in school one of the classes I am taking requires me to learn to identify birds by how they look, and how they sound.  This is not all that hard of a task, and simply requires listening to the bird sounds several times.  However, if Rigby is asked, this is torture since he wants to know where these noisy birds are so he can attack them.

I do not usually feature high-end nail polish’s here.  Not that they are not pretty, but because I am cheap.  However The Beauty Look Book has a post on Rococo Nail Apparel’s New Collection.  I may be wanting a few pieces myself.

Miss Natty’s Beauty Diary has a post on a lovely facial serum.  Based on a quick look this serum may be just the thing for me since it fits with all my beauty resolutions.

09/21/2011

Fresh Cosmetics Face Luster in Fair Isle

I seem to be getting closer to getting back on track.  You may not notice it since yet again my posts are not up until Wednesday this week.  However, I was completely done with taking pictures by Sunday night which is earlier than I finished taking the pictures last week.  Hopefully if I get the pictures take by mid-day Saturday of next week I will have posts up before Wednesday.

I got this from Sephora a little while back.  I had wanted to look into a setting powder, and had honestly not heard much about Fresh Cosmetics.  At the time all I knew was that they were one of the more ‘natural’ cosmetics out there.  Plus they were a relatively new company at Sephora, and who can resist new?

I would rate this product an 8/10