Are You Addicted to Lip Balm?

Hi…My name is Candice and I’m addicted to lip balm. Do you know someone that is addicted to lip balm? Did you know it may not be in their head but in the product?

The scientists behind the new book Can You Get Hooked on Lipbalm? who blog at http://www.thebeautybrains.com/ have used their insider knowledge to investigate beauty myths.

Here is how lipbalm hooks you:

Applying it regularly confuses healthy cells into thinking that dry lips are sufficiently moisturized, causing a drop in new-cell production. Balms with the greatest potential for “addiction” contain high levels of pretrolatum or beeswax, which are the most efficient at keeping skin moist.

I guess this makes sense. I’ve been using  Burt’s Beeswax lipbalm since the 10th grade. I honestly can’t use anything else, however, when I don’t use it my lips just feel way too dry and I panick and reach for my lipbalm. I guess I need to find something new to nourish my lips.

What do you use to keep your lips smooth. Have you experienced the same things I have? Let me know!

*peace love & couture*

Product Review: Maybelline Fit Me Foundation

Maybelline Fit Me Fountaion

Description:
Flawless makeup that let’s the real  you come through. Fresh, breathing, natural skin that has an SPF of 18. Exclusive translucent base and ultra-lightweight pigments allow your skin’s natural tone to come through while still providing forgiving, breathable coverage. 

I wanted to try the liquid foundation since that is the formula that I prefer for my skin that tends to be quite dry. I opened a bottle and put a dab on my hand and blended it in. It was very sheer and matched perfectly. I had to get it. I got the color 350 which is “caramel”. The darkest color is 355 which is “coconut”.

Reaction:
I really like this foundation. It’s very light weight and blends very well. I don’t think I’ve ever used a foundation that was truly the perfect color. I applied it with a beauty blenderand at first i was thrown off because it appeared and felt as if there wasn’t any product on my face at all. That’s just how well it blends. It’s a more matte finish, so I didn’t use any powder to set it. I wore the foundation for more than 10 hours and my face didn’t budge. I would use this foundation everyday for a light long lasting foundation, where I want to look natural and not too done up. I didn’t purchase the corresponding concealer but I may give it a try since I love the foundation so much.

Here is a picture of a complete face wearing the foundation.

If you visit the Maybelline website, you can find your perfect fit, and they will give you a list of all the products that they recommend for your complexion. You can also view and read tutorials on how to achieve the perfect look.

FTC Disclosure: This product was purchased with my own money. This is not a sponsored post.

*peace love & couture*

2011 Met Gala Favorite Faces (Makeup)

It’s not always about the gown. Hair and makeup are just as important. Some ladies get it and others don’t. There were a few that caught my eye last night on the red carpet. Here are some of my favorite faces from the red carpet of the 2011 Met Gala.

La La Vasaquez

I gasp every time I see LaLa’s face lately. Its always so beautiful. With soft colors on the lid and perfectly bronzed. Always using a white liner on the lower lash line to make her eyes pop and seem more open. Slightly smoky but never too dramatic.

Janelle Monae

I love Janelle Monae’s fresh face. A wonderful way to wear makeup and look fresh, yet look like you don’t have that much on.  With defined brows and the perfectly peachy cheek and a nude lip, this look is perfect for everyday, and still appropriate for a red carpet.

Iman

Sam Fine is the king of the smoky eye and perfects it so beautifully on Iman’s face. Perfectly bronzed and golden elsewhere, then the perfect smoky punch on the eye with a nude lip.
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Are You Wasting Your Beauty?

A survey conducted by Cover Girl shows that women spend on average $69 each year on cosmetics products that they never use.

I went through my collection and looked at products that I purchased and have yet to use. And  I must say there are a number of things I don’t use. However, I have a 30/60/90 day rule where I get rid of tangibles in my life. I either give them away or donate. So I guess some of my friends will be pretty happy here soon…or maybe there will be a Twitter, Blog or Facebook giveaway. Stay tuned!

I challenge you to go through your own collection of makeup and beauty products. How many products have you purchased that you have never used? Do you plan to use them ever?

*peace love & couture*