Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
- Hair Removal has never been faster, easier, more convenient!
- First ever individual-use pods with built in applicator, give you precise results every time.
- Snap, smooth, go!
- No touch application, no drips and no mess! Perfect for upper lip, chin and hairline.
- Compact & convenient portable pods go wherever you do - for instant use, easy disposal.
- Great for on-the-go or last minute touch-ups.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Your fingers are delicately scented, you [sic] nails are protected with and [sic] imperceptible film and their tips become whiter use after use. Cuticles are made more supple and the skin around the nail is thoroughly cleansed.
Sultana says: I've been growing my nails lately so I was excited to try this. The bubbles were fun and it wasn't a long process but I honestly didn't see any results. My nails weren't any whiter and my cuticles looked exactly the same. At $4 a pop, I would skip this.
Perhaps you would need to use this continuously to see long term results. I think the price is a bit too high to maintain.
Hillary says: I have to totally disagree with the ladies on this one. Although I'll admit, I sort of cheated. I liked the fizzy feeling and after the "suggested" amount of time I noticed my nails were a little whiter (just a tad). So I sat and I wiggled and I sat and I wiggled for at least 3 to 4 times the recommended 3 minutes. Lemme tell ya, I had some gleaming white nails when I was done. I don't know why the say to leave your fingers in for such a short time, because if you are willing to sit there & wiggle, eventually these little packets do wonders. I'm currently a little compulsive about nail polish- the second it chips I either fix it or take it off (my teacher told me that chips scream unprofessional in the world of Make-up Artists'). So that's stuck in my head and I rarely paint them anymore. But as long as they are super-white, I no longer care.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
I have mentioned before that I think I was a drag queen in a past life. These Mehron Precious Gem Powders belong to that past-life drag queen. I need to think of a name for her to go with my burlesque name, Busty Springfield, and my roller derby name, Deathel Merman.
Now, Mehron, as you may know, is a professional stage makeup company. This means their products are SERIOUS, y'all. Like - you wear this stuff when you are doing a Broadway show or an America's Next Top Model Photo shoot. In almost any other context, Mehron is TOO INTENSE. I think this is true of these Precious Gem Powders, which are available in all 12 birthstone tones. I got Diamond (April), Garnet (January), and Topaz (November). They are sparkly, yes. And you get sparkles just about everywhere when you try to use them. So just be aware of that. I'm going to try mixing them with a little baby oil or something next time I use them, so I don't end up covered in sparkles. But they are VERY intense and would be good for Halloween (for normal people) or for Saturday night (for drag queens or straight girls who wish they were drag queens).
I do want to point out that Mehron, in their copy on the website (see above), suggests that this shimmer is good for "romantic evenings at home." I want to know whose idea of romance involves being covered in spark--
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Use it after shampooing or try it as a deep conditioner with some heat from a blow dryer. Either way, you will be as thrilled as I was with the end result.
Soft, smooth and silky hair.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Melissa says: I saw a picture of Hillary and was like, "who did her hair?" It looks amazing! The first thing I thought is that I must find out where she went because I'm sold. With Hillary's new look and this review, I must make my way to Privé!
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
This two day course was one of the best learning experiences I've had since starting my journey to become a make-up artist. I now officially consider myself a make-up artist who specializes in airbrush thanks to what I've learned from Dina (the company's owner and THE pioneer of airbrush make-up) and Julie (my instructor). The thing is, once I tell you everything I learned you'll think it was all done at a break-neck pace and that I wouldn't retain any of it; but it was taught gradually and thoroughly at a pace which was easy to follow.
For this advanced course, you need to have taken an intro course or have a good working knowledge of airbrushing foundation and operating an airbrush. There are two prices for the course, one includes a Dinair mini-compressor, the other does not. I highly recommend the Dinair mini-compressor even without a course as it weighs almost nothing and is capable of performing any task you ask of it (for a reasonable amount of time). I actually carried mine back and forth to school every day because I found I could fine tune it much better than the school's industrial strength machines. I also want to note that with this compressor and a and a brief introduction, anyone could use this machine.
We learned how to airbrush just about everything that could be airbrushed! I was spray tanned and I spray tanned someone else, we learned how to make patterns using stencils AND we learned how to make our own stencils. The stencils were also used when we learned body painting and a make-up application of an entire face using airbrush- I mean everything down to the eyeliner and mascara (bet you didn't know you could do that with an airbrush? I know I didn't). And of course we perfected our foundation techniques.
Go to YouTube and type in "dinairairbrushmakeup" and watch some of the tutorials. You'll see that it isn't as scary to airbrush as it seems! Also click here to see a list of upcoming classes & cities. If all of their classes are as good as mine was, it's well worth the price of admission.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
A lightweight, non greasy gel to calm, clarify and hydrate. An anti-inflammatory blend to reduce irritation and reduce excess cell build-up. Apply to all areas of face twice daily, prior to hydration gel and moisture binding cream or as directed by your skin care professional.
I'm highly impressed with how nicely this Clarity Treatment Gel works. I'm the type that usually likes gels anyways, especially lightweight ones that glide easily onto the skin and absorb gently as well. The Intraceautical Clarity Treatment Gel soothes and calms my skin, while also providing a nice and clear surface to apply moisturizer, makeup, foundation, etc on. I also noticed that my skin looked younger too, as the gel really covers and smooths any fine lines. By providing a super clear surface and more youthful looking skin, this gel seems to work wonderfully in so many ways! It is on the pricey side though, so if you're someone who is obsessed with having super clear skin and don't mind investing a bit, then this is a really good one to try!