Thursday, July 24, 2008

40% off your entire Tarte order until July 27th. So, if you’re wanting to stock up on some of their infamous cheek stains, now would be the time!! (I, for one, have never tried those. Opinions on them, anyone?)

Today: Family visit to the Seattle Space Needle. x.x now is not a good time to be me (and extremely afraid of heights)

Aren’t you so glad I had computer access this morning?

Mario Badescu: Special Cucumber Lotion

*note: this looks worse in the photo than it really does. In real life, it looks like urine. In the photo, it looks like the urine of a dying person!

Mario’s Special Cucumber Lotion was supposed to be great. Supposed to be.

What they say: Refreshing, disinfecting and deep cleaning astringent that is effective in drying up existing acne blemishes while preventing new eruptions. Sulfur and soothing Cucumber based, acne fighting formula that is non-drying and non-irritating.” (for combination or oily skin)

At first sight: As mentioned: it looks like pee. Also, it’s a yellow liquid, and though it’s “lotion”, it’s actually a toner. And it smells funny. Like a decaying baby. See my hopes? They’re all dead now.

At first use: The weird smell seems to be stronger on my face, and you can smell a touch of alcohol as well. This didn’t do anything remarkable; I don’t have very oily skin to begin with, and my skin and I get along pretty damn well. So, um, aside from smelling funny, this didn’t do jack.

The verdict: zzz. One more boring product with a strange scent that doesn’t live up to it’s claims.


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Look at all my clean keys! (cleaning them was much fun.)
Um, but here’s the thing… no one has bought one yet. I am starting to get very bored with this.

Please order one! This was a scheduled post, so I know that I’m not at home right now – but I’ll get your emails once I come home, and they will make me happy! Remember, it doesn’t have to be a money/necklace swap! It can also be almost anything else – even a necklace/necklace, or a cosmetics/necklace (I WOULD LOVE THIS)!

I just really need something to do in August, and I like making stuff! :P

Mario Badescu: Hyaluronic Eye Cream

Badescu’s Hyaluronic Eye Cream was the third thing I tried. By this point, I basically thought the company sucked, and wondered why they’re not totally bankrupt.

What they say: Hyaluronic Acid formula helps lock in the skin’s own natural moisture without the use of heavy, greasy oils. Absorbent, medium weight cream for use day or night. Aloe based formula makes this cream suitable for all skin types, even sensitive.” (for all skin types)

At first sight: Finally, a normal-looking lotion! White and unscented, this was by far the most promising-looking product!

At first use: No glitter, no smell = happy Rae
!! However, this felt a bit heavy and tacky, but a little goes a very long way. I can’t vouch for the eye-cream-properties of this, as my eye area’s still young and pretty youthful – no wrinkles or fine lines to fill up here, though this did keep my dry corners moisturised! (The outside corners of my eyes tend to get dry, uncomfortable, and flaky)

The verdict: This is a fine product in my books! I used it a dozen-odd times, and that was just off the product on the lid! I didn’t even need to touch the product in the jar :) It’s not for me, but only because I don’t need an eye cream! I think it would be a great first eye cream for someone in their mid twenties, because it’s simple and does what it promises – keeps your eye area supple and hydrated. No big claims here, so it lives up to it’s aspirations!! Also, at $18/jar, this is much more reasonably priced than many anti-ageing creams.

Quick Under-5-Minuite Post

Monday, July 21, 2008

Okay: I’m feeling better, miss blogging, am sick of driving, and am currently in Vancouver. We leave tomorrow morning for Seattle, I’ve read and moderated all of your comments, but probably will not have time to respond to them – sorry! I think that’s all – took about thirty seconds. How proud of me are you?? :P

EDIT: Okay, so I have another 20-ish minutes to kill. I’m off to respond to comments! <3

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