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Revlon Photoready insta-filter Foundation

Now I don’t know about you but I think that any drugstore foundation that costs close to twenty bucks, should damned well justify the expense. I have been looking for a foundation that doesn’t look caked on my face, a natural looking one that hides lines but doesn’t make me look like a mannequin in a department store, although this one was expensive in my opinion I decided it might be worth a try.

PRO:  well, what I could get out of it looked like it was a pretty close match (#200  Nude).

CONS:  The worst issue with this is that I literally opened it to try it for the first time and the stupid dial applicator bottle does not work! The foundation does not come out, I shook it to see if that would work and managed to get a few drops but that was it! If you have any fine hair anywhere on your face it will magnify that fact. Revlon really dropped the ball with this one, the applicator idea was a lousy one, what good is any foundation if you can’t actually get it out of the bottle to use it!

Bottom Line:  Ladies, don’t waste your hard earned money on the Revlon Photoready insta-filter foundation, the delivery system of the foundation is seriously flawed and as far as the foundation itself goes, I only needed to try it that one time that I could get it out. Unless you are very young and have already flawless skin, don’t waste your time or money because you may very well be 20 bucks poorer, and look like a hairy ape man that escaped the local zoo! Thumbs down to this one!



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Plexaderm Rapid Reduction Cream Plus 5ML Review

I have wanted to try the Plexaderm since first seeing the commercials for it but really wasn’t able to invest that much money in a product that I wasn’t sure would even work like it claims to. Lucky for me my daughter got me the Plexaderm to try for my birthday, it sat there for a week or so because I didn’t want to waste it when I was just sitting around the house, by the same token I didn’t savor the thought of using it before going out into public if it was going to make my face rot off, since I do have sensitive skin.

One day when I was getting ready for an appointment I had I figured I’d try the Plexaderm and see how it worked. I put the smallest amount I could get away with on my forehead, around my lips, and on the outer corners of my eyes and watched the clock. After about 5 minutes I grabbed my phone to text my daughter and tell her that I think we were scammed, feeling very disappointed I took one more look in the mirror and noticed that the skin was beginning to look as tight as it felt, so I decided to give it a little more time. Now I don’t have sagging skin yet, I mainly wanted it for my forehead, around the mouth, cheeks and eye corners, but I do have the occasional dark circles like everyone else does when they don’t get enough sleep or stay up too late. I am genuinely shocked by the results I got from this product and believe me when I tell you, I have tried so many different ones over the years that I could probably be considered an authority!

CONS: There isn’t a whole lot of product for the price you pay. At times too much of the lotion comes out of the applicator, which results in using it up even faster than you normally would. If you do get a bit too much lotion, you’ll have obvious white areas where you applied it. The product is after all only temporary but I wish with continued use the results could be permanent. And as you’d expect, the Plexaderm is not cheap, it is expensive for those on a limited budget.

PROS: The Plexaderm really, truly works and does what it claims to do! It’s much cheaper than injections for those of us that cannot afford to get them!

Bottom Line: Plexaderm is great, period! It’s the best thing since the face lift and while it is not cheap, it does indeed work and will boost your confidence either way. You can look in the mirror and actually see the results yourself. Believe me, after you try this one you will be hooked and will probably be a continued user.


Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Serum Review

Always on the hunt for anti aging products I got the Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Serum after seeing the commercial, it isn’t the least expensive wrinkle repair product out there but I always figure that if a product really does work, it’s still cheaper than botox or fillers, I use this serum nightly and apply it under my makeup during the day.

Bottom Line:  not at all impressed with this product, it’s no better or worse than most others out there but it does help foundation to go on easier. I wouldn’t recommend wasting your money or time on this one, regardless of it’s claims I saw zero difference in my skin.

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Posted by on December 4, 2017 in Makeup & Beauty Mania


Milani Brow Fix Brow Kit

Yes, yes, it’s yet another Milani product but this is one that I have used forever and I would not switch and I’ll tell you why.All of you women out there that have blond hair, be it natural or from a bottle, know how impossible it is to find a brow pencil, cream or powder that accentuates your eyebrows, rather than make you look like you used a piece of coal to draw them on so horribly that you end up with a stinking ebony unibrow! With platinum colored hair you may as well forget trying to find anything for your eyebrows, yet I don’t know about you but I feel naked or unkempt without anything on my brows, sure you can just use an eyebrow wax to keep them where you want them, but when you apply eye makeup to your eyes it’s even more noticeable that your brows are naked! That’s where the Milani Brow Kit comes in, the kit consists of 3 powders, a minute mirror, a wee little angled brush, a sponge tipped eyeshadow applicator, and tiny tweezers. I use the Light kit which has a frosted cream colored highlighting shadow, a very light beige (1) brow powder and a light brown (2) brow powder, I never use the 2nd brow powder, as it would be much too dark for me but I have used it as eyeshadow for the crease and on days when I wear very little makeup, I have used the second one as an eyeliner beneath my bottom eyelashes, looked great.

PROS: The brow color matches 100% and can be put on heavier if your brows are just a bit darker and there is another darker one to boot, incase your hair color is light brown. You can use the other brow powder as eyeshadow, if you want to you can pluck any stray brow hairs on the go with the tweezers included in the kit, the kit lasts a long time with everyday use. I use my brow powder every day ( even those rare occasions when I don’t put on makeup I still do my brows ) and my kit lasted for almost 11 months!

CONS: Hard as it is to believe, I really can’t find any cons with this Eyebrow Kit, seriously not a one. It is most certainly a thumbs up, no make that two thumbs up for this one! Ladies, it is a must have for every and any woman, while it comes with an adorable little angled brow brush, I prefer to use my own full sized eyebrow brush but it isn’t that anythings wrong with the one included in the kit, it’s simply a matter of preference.

NET  WT  0.15 OZ


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Posted by on September 20, 2017 in Makeup & Beauty Mania


Milani Prime Light Face Primer

I like Milani cosmetics in general and have had pretty good luck with their products, thus far, it doesn’t hurt that their prices are slightly lower on most stuff when compared to their competitors. For awhile there I didn’t use a primer on my face, laziness I guess but having “older” skin like I do, that was a mistake! I have tried the heavy duty silicone primers (foundations too) and ohh what a mess, I’ve tried “lightweight” primers and that did nothing for a face that had begun to show it’s age, normally I steer clear of the strobe primers but in this case, since it’s Milani, I gave it a try.

Pros: It’s “strobing” effect is subtle and not filled with huge chunks of glitter, it comes out of the tube white instead of pink, gold or other crayon colors that are suppose to give a “natural” looking glow! The tube reads Milani Prime Light Face Primer Strobing + Pore Minimizing and it does seem to minimize the pores, so it does what it claims to do. One day I mixed a bit with my foundation and I couldn’t believe the result, the foundation actually matched my skin tone better and went on a thousand times easier! The Prime Light is also oil free so it shouldn’t cause you to break out or get excessively greasy.

Cons: If I HAD TO come up with a con here, let’s see……. I guess I’d have to say that it’s a wee bit runny! There really isn’t anything else that I can say negative about it. If you get the opportunity to try this then by all means, do so a.s.a.p. I love it and have made it part of my daily routine, i will continue to use this one until they stop making it or something better comes along.

Tube is 1 oz


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Posted by on September 20, 2017 in Makeup & Beauty Mania


Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation

Okay ladies, do you have a whole lot of blemishes that you feel mar your face or perhaps you have slight acne? If so you may want to give this foundation a try, I warn you though it is most certainly full coverage so go easy when you first apply it, you can add more if you need the extra coverage but go easy until you find the right coverage for you.

POSITIVES— this foundation covers so well I didn’t need a whole lot of my usual concealer, most full coverage foundations are hard to apply as if they don’t want to blend into the skin, which usually leads to having to add ridiculous amounts of extra moisturizer, I didn’t have that problem with this one, it went on easy and blended well. The shade was perfect (I used the Creamy Vanilla), I love the pump bottle, it’s cleaner and easier to get out. As always I lost my receipt but I paid nine something, figure ten dollars, when compared to other foundations of this type it is much more affordable.

NEGATIVES— I think that the line should have more shades to choose from, compared to it’s competitors the Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation is way behind in giving the consumer a variety of colors. Let’s be real here it’s darned difficult to find the exact shade that matches your skin so variety is a must. This foundation is a must to add to your cosmetic collection, even if you don’t wear it all of the time and save it to wear after binging on greasy food or other snacks that cause breakouts, it’ll cover up your flaws pretty darned good. I say a definite thumbs up!

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Posted by on September 20, 2017 in Makeup & Beauty Mania


Signature Club A Platinum ElectroCharged Lower Face & Neck Scaffold Repair Night Creme

Yet another Signature Club A product, after I saw the supposedly untouched before and after pictures of older women that used this product, I couldn’t resist spending the money on it. Looking at the pictures made you think that this stuff was as good as a plastic surgeon in a jar and God knows I could use that! I kept my usual open mind but must admit that for whatever reason, I really did expect this one to work. This creme is supposed to work while you sleep to firm, tighten and restore the appearance of definition to sagging skin.

Good: let’s see here…….. the good? Umm…….. the jar was cute and had a whopping 1.7 ounces of creme in it!

The Bad: this stuff reeks so bad that I seriously couldn’t stand the smell of myself when I used it, it did not do as it promised, it caused my skin to break out terribly. Don’t even take a second look at this stuff if you’re looking for real results because you will be disappointed. Perhaps if you were to use it for years on end it may make a slight difference but maybe I’m giving too much of a benefit of doubt here. I didn’t see the logic of a creme that you apply to the LOWER face and neck, what are you supposed to buy 85 different things to apply here and there on the upper face,

As I’m sure you’ve already guessed, this one is a real stinker and it simply did nothing good to/for my face!

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Posted by on September 7, 2017 in Makeup & Beauty Mania