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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

$6.99

 
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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

$9.99

 
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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

 

Signature Club A Platinum ElectroCharged Skin Support Capsules

These gel type capsules promise to help optimize skin’s own collagen to optimize elasticity, bringing the face and neck back to it’s youthful appearance. According to the product instructions they can be used once every other day or daily. I tried these silver-gray colored gel type capsules for several months, they are easy to open and all you have to do is to twist off the end nub, they hold a decent amount of product too.

The Good: well the pluses of this product is that each capsule holds a fairly decent amount of the “lotion”, the smell isn’t too awful bad even though it isn’t pleasant either.

The Bad: the product made no difference to my skin , other than making it greasy, some of the product stays in the nub that you twist off and when you twist the nub off, because pressure is needed it will often squirt out onto the floor wasting some of the lotion. Okay so we have all established that I am somewhat of a cheapskate and when I spend a higher amount on a product, I damn well expect it to work, which this did not do. Save your money if you really want a product that helps maturing skin.

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

 

C Booth derma 36 Glycolic Acid Skin Resurfacing Solution

Have you ever been shopping the drug store anti-aging products aisle and (after you’re bowled over by the price of them all), you notice a bright pink w/white labeled bottle that you assume is a no name product, so you skim right over it and keep looking? I’m sure that you’ve seen this beauty, derma 36 Glycolic Acid Skin Resurfacing Solution but you probably never gave it a second look, you should have!

I have tried so many anti-aging products through the years that it’s a wonder my face hasn’t fallen off! We’ve all heard about the benefits of glycolic acid, but most products cap off with a low percentage of the acid, as by law they can only contain so much. Years ago I came across this one and it’s made a true believer out of me that a product doesn’t have to cost hundreds of dollars to work.

I started out using this every night after I washed my face, after a few days I increased it to twice a day in the morning after I wash my face and before applying any makeup. Just shake it up and grab a cotton ball and go over your face with it, can’t get any easier than that. After about a week and a half I truly did notice a huge difference in my skin, the fine lines around my eyes and my forehead, it was incredible, I couldn’t believe that this solution I’d never heard of before that could be such a gem.

Bottom line: I can’t remember the exact price it cost when I last bought the solution because I bought two bottles so I haven’t got it in awhile, I want to say twenty some dollars, but it is well worth the money and believe me when I say that I am always on the hunt for inexpensive products that give the “Cadillacs” of the beauty world a run for their money! It does work to help with the “aging face” and while it may burn and or tingle at first, just go with it because it let’s you know that it’s working! TWO thumbs way up!

 
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Posted by on August 28, 2017 in Makeup & Beauty Mania