Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Review: Yureka...Struck Gold ! L'Oreal Million Lash Mascara

I am very excited to have finally found a mascara that doesn't flake. L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lash. Lasts all day, minimal clumping ( I use a q- tip just to take care of those little nuisances) & keeps my lashes curled. I am just coming off a test of a Lancome and a Sephora mascara and they were definitely NOT worth the price. Both flaked, clumped, took the curl out and wore off  by days end.
 Not so this new one by L'Oreal, and it is only $7 a tube. The case is good sized & brilliant gold and it clicks shut when you tighten it. (I am thinking it won't dry out as others do)  I am not usually a fan of the new plastic applicators , but this one works !! You can get it at any department/drug store or on-line at Amazon.com.

I have recently read a good book by author Kate Kerrigan called Ellis Island. It is a love story based in poverty-stricken Ireland in the 1920-30's. When Ellie Hogan's new husband ( and childhood love) is injured and cannot walk nor work, she heads to New York where an old friend has secured her a  job as a maid for an ultra-rich woman. In NY she is surrounded by luxury unimagined in Ireland and soon becomes accustomed to the wealth and sophistication of the city. As she sends home most of her earnings so that her husband can have a much needed operation, she begins to think maybe she will not return to Ireland. OR maybe her husband will join her in America. Enter a new, rich and handsome American love interest and Ellie is faced with a classic decision. For love or money?

I did like this book but I wish the author hadn't made the ending so easy for her character. I didn't think there was a big enough internal struggle for Ellie, between staying in NY and living a great life or returning to her husband in Ireland and living in dismal poverty. I really felt like the ending   fizzled a bit.
Worth the read though !

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Review: DNA Defense SPF 30+

**What I love most about this sunscreen is the way it is so quickly and easily absorbed into my skin. With other products I have felt like I am wearing a thick layer of goop, then I have to apply makeup over that.** 

I have been testing this product for a good 30 days and have had plenty of sunshine to test it with, I love it ! It contains micro-fine beads of zinc oxide but with NO whitening, very sheer. It provides superb  protection against UVB & UVA rays, those awful "aging" rays. Contains vitamins A & E, which are packed with anti-oxidents, that protect your skin against free radicals, hugely damaging to exposed skin. 
 So what else can I say? Love it, it works and feels great. I wear it every day under my makeup and I also apply it to my neck. Absorbs like magic and my skin just feels like my skin..no thick goopy feeling.

You can purchase DNA Defense products at: dnaegfrenewel.com

Monday, July 11, 2011

Product Review: Lip Savvy

Advertised as a plumper and anti-ager ,I was very anxious to give Lip Savvy Lip Gloss a try. I read up on the gloss at jeanecosmetics.com. The company uses Total Radical Free Technology which means free radical protection, collagen - boosting properties and prevention & correction of lines & wrinkles. Well, I am a good candidate for all of the above. As I have aged, I have developed fine lines on my lips that look like a grid !
The gloss contains Hyaluronic Filling Spheres which are said to instantly and painlessly plump, moisturize and smooth wrinkles.
I have been using the OMG gloss for half of the recommended 30 days. I love the applicator which is a lip brush and comes in many wild styles, the glossiness is perfect, not runny or messy and the taste is so mild, almost citrusy. There is so much to love about this lip gloss, however, I have yet to see any plumping action, instant or otherwise. They do recommend 30 days to get full advantage, but they also advertise as an instant plumper and wrinkle smoother. I have not seen those properties yet. Regardless, I love this product. I will continue on with it, twice a day for the whole 30 days, and report back with my results.
Please go to jeanecosmetics.com  to purchase at a price of $18.00.