Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Lush Buffy Bar


LUSH: BUFFY BAR

I've had friends rave about Lush Cosmetics Products for a while now and I finally went to a Lush Retailer in Macy's @ Lenox Square.

The product that stood out the most to me was the BUFFY BAR.
This product is an exfoliating body butter bar.
  This is a multi purpose product that buffs and moisturizes cutting my after shower routine in half.  

It's ingredients include:

*Cocoa Butter
*Shea Butter
*Ground Rice
*Ground Almonds
*Ground Aduki Beans
*Lavender Oil
*Lemon Oil

If you've every gotten out of the shower your skin is usually tight and you need to moisturize, then you grab your favorite lotion and you have to wait for it to soak in before you can put on your clothes. If you are like me and always on the go this can sometimes seem tedious, so this product fixes this.

  I suffer with Keratosis Pilaris, which are those bumps that you can have on your arms that are just dry patches and I've tried KP Duty Products for this, Differin Gel and nothing has really helped until now.  I've noticed that it has smoothed out and the redness is gone.  

I've been using this product for the past 2 weeks and my skin has never been softer and more clear and what I really like about this product is that it is a time saver, I can skip the dry off and moisturize and get straight to doing my face skin care and makeup routine.

If you start with any product from Lush.... I would definitely recommend this one.

The price ranges from $11.95-$22.95

Want to know more about Lush Cosmetics:

Check them out at:


Loving Lush,

Heather

xoxo

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Boyfriend.....Review


“Ever miss the scent of your boyfriend on your skin? Well, I did. So I created BOYFRIEND, a fragrance inspired by him but made for us. With the muguet, dark plum, myrrh, and night blooming jasmine, BOYFRIEND has all the floral notes we ladies love with the warm, woody, amber musk that makes your eyes roll...just like him! Now you can take your Boyfriend with you wherever you go. Seductive and intoxicating, you’re gonna wanna wear Him.” 

- Kate Walsh



Top Notes:
Dark Plum
Myrrh

Mid Notes:
Night Blooming Jasmine
Benzoin Tears

Dry Notes:
Skin Musk
Golden Amber
Vanilla Woods





I've been given so many great fragrance samples this past month, but this one, I just LOVE.  I was given this as my deluxe sample at Sephora a few weeks ago and I just can't stop wanting to smell this.

It smells like she bottled a sexy carpenter after he's finished a masterpiece!!!

What I love about this fragrance is that it is ultimately versatile, it could be worn by a man or a woman.  The fragrances that I tend to fall for are those fragrances that bring warmth and aren't overly girly and floral, but also aren't overly sweet and this fragrance truly does that for me.  Every single time that I wear this fragrance I just want to eat myself.  Me and this fragrance have great chemistry with each other.

This is going to be my fragrance splurge this year, while I may not buy the bottle just yet, I am investing in the Pulse Point Oil.

I love her story behind creating this fragrance.... It's an idea that every woman has thought about and she created just that, a Boyfriend in a bottle.  It's warm, sexy, enticing, and delicious that does make the eyes roll and give the desire to purrrrrrrr....  I Love My New Boyfriend!




I'm looking forward to trying more of the Boyfriend Brand.


Loving Boyfriend and Kate Walsh,

Heather

Friday, February 15, 2013

Birchbox February 2013



The Theme:

Red Carpet Ready
(* from the February Birchbox 2013 post card)

I am so please with this box this month!!!   I love BB creams, new fragrances, lush mascaras and hair care, and I LOVE chocolate.  

I'm excited about every single one of these products and can't wait to give reviews on each product.

What's Inside My Birchbox:

Dr. Jart+ Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm
*From the brand that brought BB creams to the U.S. this gold-standard formulation has mineral SPF 25 and a satiny, matte finish.
*Full Size, $36

Juicy Couture Courture La La
* Roll out the red carpet for this new scent, a stunning mix of mandarin, red currant, lily, and orange blossom.
*Full-size, $19-90

Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara
* Steal the proverbial spotlight with Lancome's latest winner.  The S-shaped brush defines each lash-even the tiny ones in the corner of your eyes.
*Full-size, $27

Ojon damage reverse Restorative Finishing Spray
*Repair damage with this healing spray, which delivers weightless hold and strengthens strands.
*Full-size, $25


TREAT!!! : A treat from Ghirardelli: You deserve a little sweetness. Try Ghirardelli's Milk & Caramel Square or experiment - s'mores or baked into a cookie.  Who says you can't riff on decadence?



Loving February & Birchbox,

Heather

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Local Beauty Finds: Soapy Lane & Co. @ Sugar Magnolias


I'm a huge fan of supporting local and purchasing local products, especially if it's beauty.  I've been looking at these products since I spotted them at Bleeker Street a few years ago.  I went to Sugar Magnolias, which is a local French Market in town, about a month ago and saw these products again and finally decided to purchase them.

Soothing Moments 
Green Tea Sugar Scrub & Green Tea Shea Body Butter
* The sugar scrub is amazing.  I love how this product goes on smoothly and really buffs and smooths your skin and the scent is just a refreshing treat in the shower.
*  I like to use this 2-3 times a week.  
*You don't want to over exfoliate your skin because it's damaging and you don't want to use this on your face.
*TIP: I like to use this just to smooth the skin of my legs before I shave them.

    

* The body butter is just that, it has the consistency of a tub of butter. The scent of this product is just so fresh and clean and won't clash with any other scented products that you want to use.
 *I use this right after I take my shower,
* TIP: While your skin is still a little wet and warm apply this and it will go on smoothly. You don't want to let the skin dry before applying this product.... you want to apply it while your skin is still moist from the shower. 
*This is a very rich product!!!  If you have dry skin this is a product you might want to try.


             Green Tea Glycerin Soap



*I am a huge fan of bar soaps, especially glycerin soaps.  I feel that bar soaps last longer than regular shower gels and they usually have only a few ingredients vs. the ingredients that you would find in a lot of scented shower gels and there is less drying.
* Glycerin is a natural humectant,which means that  it attracts moisture to your skin.  So, if you have issues with dry skin glycerin soap is nice product for you to use.

* I love this product, again the Green Tea scent is just so refreshing.  My skin does not feel tight after using this product.  
*I just all around love this product and will definitely be purchasing this again.

(next to the Green Tea is the Goat's Milk Soap, which I will review later)

If you want to try these products.... or find out a little more about the other Handmade Goodies Soapy Lane has to offer...

Go to Sugar Magnolias French Market and Support Our Local Artists/Artisans/Small Businesses.

XOXO 

Heather

Thursday, February 7, 2013

the Balm: Put a Lid on It Eye Primer....January Birchbox 2013 Review

theBalm: Put A Lid On It Eye Primer
* Let your eyes do the talking with Put a Lid on It, a quick-drying eye primer designed to give your boldest looks staying power.
* This primer grabs your shadow and Demands Attention!
(theBalm.com)

Full Size: $18


I've always enjoyed products by theBalm.  Their products are great quality, great price and the packaging is just adorable!!!!
I received this product as part of my January 2013 Birchbox and if you didn't know I'm a huge Primer Addict !!!

This product has a smooth texture with a slight tint to it.  If you have problems with oily eyelids that make your eye makeup move...and I have that problem with a few types of liner that I use.... this is the eye primer for you.

This product goes on smooth and silky and drys to a matte finish.  No oils, no budge, no smudged eye corners.  This product is just fantastic.

theBalm also carries Skin Care, Eye Shadow Palettes and more....

Check them out @:


Loving theBalm and Birchbox,


Heather

xoxo

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Skinny Chic.....January Birchbox Review


Harvey Prince: Skinny Chic(/SHēk/ not Chick)

* Sexy, zesty, and bursting with energy.  
*Skinny Chic is your daily cure for the common bore.
*A spritz a day keeps you feeling young, slim and beautiful.
*Energizing Green Apple, Marine Mint, Grapefruit, Lotus Blossom, and White Cedarwood
(harveyprince.com)

I fell in love with this scent the first time I used it...when I opened my January Birchbox.  It's definitely my kind of fragrance.  It's clean, but with a sexy woods undertone.  This fragrance is not too sweet or too floral, it's a perfect blend of fresh and sexy and energizing.

Now, I believe in the power of aromatherapy to energize, help relax, ease stress and give you that loving feeling, but I'm not sure about it curbing my cravings.

Harvey Prince fragrances are made in the USA, 100% Cruelty Free, No animal testing, pthalates, parabens, sulfates, benzene, GMO's or triclosan.... What's not to like about that!!!

Wanna know more about Harvey Prince:

You wont' regret it...


*Recommendations*

If you're indecisive...Harvey Prince offers sampler sets...

Loving Harvey Prince & Birchbox,

Heather

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Clark's Botanicals.... January Birchbox Review


* Are you after baby-soft skin? Smoothing Marine Cream gently exfoliates and leaves the skin intensely moisturized. 
*Glycolic Acid and Algae Extracts soften the appearance of fine lines, while Jasmine Absolute helps soothe and nourish stressed-out skin. (clarksbotanicals.com)

I received this product in my January 2013 Birchbox.   I fell in love with this product.

Reasons I Love It:

* It smells Amazing...it has a Sheer Sexy Fragrance to it.
* It makes my skin feel so soft and smooth.  
It really does work on the texture of your skin. It's not greasy and the texture of the product is like velvet.

One Flaw:
* The Price: A full size of this product goes for $115.  I believe for good reason...the product is Amazing.
* This product is also missing SPF...so if you decide to use it during the day....add some sunscreen.

*RECOMMENDATION*
* If you want to try this product your self...Go to the Website 

* There is the: Peter Som Limited Edition Travel Kit


Inside, you’ll find some Clark’s Botanicals products including:
• 2 NEW Ultra Rich Lip Tints – Moore Nude (inspired by Julianne Moore) and Because I Love You
• Best-selling original Ultra Rich Lip Balm
• Deluxe Sample of the Smoothing Marine Cream
• Deluxe Sample of the Intense Radiance Mask
• Sample Packette of the Nourishing Youth Serum
• Sample Packette of the Anti-Puff Eye Cream 


* They sell this for $59*

Definitely a Great Deal....



Loving Birchbox and Clark's Botanicals,

Heather
















Wednesday, January 30, 2013

January 2013 Favorites



HAIR:


Organix: Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil    Shampoo and Conditioner
*It's very rare for me to finish off an entire bottle of both shampoo and conditioner, but this one got me to do that.  Made my hair feel incredible, healthier and the scent is pretty yummy.

Skin Care:


Meaningful Beauty: 
Day Creme, Glowing Serum, & Night Creme
* I loved the way these products made my skin feel and I did notice a few changes as far as my fine lines are concerned.  I would probably buy these products again, minus the cleaser.
* The cleanser is basically Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser and that's why I didn't include it.


Josie Maran: 
100% Argan Oil and Argan Illuminizer
* I loved both of these so much.  They are multipurpose products that make your skin look and feel amazing. The 100% Argan Oil is just awesome for hair, skin, nails and the Illuminizer was great for mixing with my matte foundation for a slight glow and also great has a highlighting product.


MAKEUP:

Benefit: Primping with the Stars Kit
* This kit is just convenient and amazing.  I use this kit most days, but it's especially helpful when I'm in a hurry.  LOVE LOVE LOVE this kit!!!

Day Fragrance:


Bath and Body Works: Wild Honeysuckle Lotion
* This fragrance is like a drug for me.  I needed something new after wearing all of those warm and cuddly fragrances all winter and this was my go to product.  The smell reminds me of late Spring and Early Summer.  I just love this scent.

Night Time Fragrance:


Bath and Body Works: 
Sparkling Blackberry Woods Body Cream and Fine Fragrance Mist
* At night I look for a sexy and cuddly fragrance and the scent of this on me is a spicy and warm scent that I just love. It's got citrus and berries mixed in with floral notes of Honeysuckle, Vanilla and Peony, along with warm notes of Cocoa, Caramel and musk.  I wear this at night when I go out and it a comforting scent to wear at bedtime.




These are all of the products that I've loved using for the month of January.

So far this year, my skin and hair look healthier and I smell amazing.  These products definitely did it for me this month...Can't wait for February.

Heather




Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Birchbox January 2013

I finally received my Birchbox yesterday.   For those of you who don't know what this is, it is a monthly subscription box and within each box will be samples of all sorts of products to try.  In return, for trying all of the products, you review them.   There is also a point system.... points for reviewing products, points for inviting friends and points for shopping on their site.... for every 100 points that you earn....that is the equivalent to $10.  This is pretty simple.

While I've been pretty stoked about this box, my first impression hasn't been that great.  First it was late and then my box was incomplete, but luckily they have an awesome customer service department that sent me e-mails to tell me what happened and also gave me 100 points towards my profile.  So I'm definitely not too upset.  

What's in my Box?

AMIKA : Color pHerfection Shampoo
*This gentle shampoo contains fortifying omega acids and healing sea buckthorn berry oil to keep your hair color bright and shiny.
*Full-size, $22

This smells amazing....the size of the sample I wish was a real travel size so that I could try it longer and I wish that they would send the conditioner with it, but it smells great...very fresh and clean smelling.  


Clark's Botanical : Smoothing Marine Cream
* Dull skin no more, thanks to glycolic acid in this exfoliating moisturizer.  
* The gentle tingle means it's working.
*Full-size, $115

This is a perfect sample size with great packaging.  The packaging reminds me of C.O. Bigelow product packaging.  Super excited to try this and scared at the same time because that full size price is mighty scary.

Harvey Prince : Skinny Chic
* Keep your energy levels high ( and fight cravings to boot) with this zesty blend of apple, mint, and lotus blossom.
* Full-size, $21-55

I don't know if this will fight my cravings or not, but this is my kind of fragrance.  It smells amazing and works great with my chemistry.... I think this might have to be a new Spring/Summer fragrance for me.  The sample size is a normal sample size that you would get from any fragrance counter.

theBalm Cosmetics : Put a lid on it Eye Primer
*Keep that pretty eye shadow crease-free with this stay-put primer, which also prevents smudges and smears.
* Full-size, $18
  
They obviously know about my primer obsession and the fact that I like companies like theBalm.  I'm very excited about this one and the sample size is perfect.

BEAUTY EXTRA:

100% Pure: Nourishing Body Cream
* This skin-friendly moisturizer is made exclusively from 100 percent vegan, organic ingredients.  Not that you need an excuse to slather it on.
* Full-size, $15

Now while I'm really excited about this product, if you are going to send out samples of your moisturizers, don't send them out in packs.  I really want the opportunity to try your product for more than a day.  Pacifica sent out their samples this year and they were an actual travel size.


I'll be reviewing these throughout the month of February separately....

....Birchbox

Heather

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Drug Store Skin Products I Always Have on Hand



I have a skin care obsession.  I've worked in a dermatologist office and what I learned from that is that taking care of your skin is very important, it's the biggest organ that we have.  You have to keep it clean, moisturize it, protect it, exfoliate it, etc.  Skin care is a billion dollar business.  I've talked about a lot of higher end products that I'm using and now I want to share just a few of my go to's for skin in the drugstore.


CLEANSERS:




Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser:
*Mild, non-irritating formula, ideal for face, hands, and body.
*Softens as it cleanses and helps skin to retain moisture.
*Rinses easily and leaves skin feeling soft, smooth and healthy.
*Mild enough to cleanse a baby's delicate skin.
*Non-comedogenic / Fragrance Free
Dermatologist Recommended

This product is amazing.  I love body washes bar soaps like everyone else, but sometimes your skin just needs a break from harsh soaps and fragrances and this is my go to product for that.  Sometimes my skin can become sensitive and this products prevents irritation.  I use it for makeup removal, shaving my legs, and sometimes as a body wash.  You can use it with or without water.  If you wanna know the truth....the Meaningful Beauty cleanser and the Cetaphil Cleanser are basically the same thing.   They have the same ingredients, same texture, same non-foaming product, but without the higher cost.  

You can get this from drugstores, Walmart, etc. usually costing $11.49.  You can usually find coupons for this or good deals at the drugstore.
I usually purchase this product when there is a BOGO deal at CVS because you can get the lotion or the facial moisturizer with it.



Olay Age Defying Classic Cleanser
*Cleanse and renew skins surface to reveal softer, smoother skin instantly.
*Cleanses to reveal softer, fresher, more radiant skin.
*Removes dull, dry skin with gentle micro-beads.

I used the entire Classic Age-Defying line by Olay for a few months and I love this cleanser.  This is my go to  facial cleanser on the go.  I really like this products because it exfoliates while it cleanses.  I like to use this when I don't use a facial scrub because the micro-beads in this are gentle and then the creamy cleanser makes my skin feel so good.  I always have a bottle of this in my shower or next to my sink.

Again, the great thing about this product is that you can get it from the drugstore or Walmart, there are coupons that are always available and every month at CVS they have a BOGO deal on Olay products.



TONER:


THAYER'S Lavender Witch Hazel Alcohol-Free Toner with Aloe Vera
*All natural skin toner derived from an honored Native American formula.
*Alcohol-Free toner for sensitive skin with delicate, soothing, calming natural Lavender water.
* Adds moisture while helping to protect the skin from airborne impurities and is an alternative to drying astringents.
* Witch Hazel tightens pores and smooths to beautify the skin.

I've used a lot of toners over the years and this one is my absolute favorite.  I've used the harsh astringents with alcohol and fragrance in them that leave your skin super tight, dry and smelling like chemicals.  I've also used Dickinson's Witch Hazel toner and I don't recommend that product because if you read the back there is alcohol in it and it dried out my skin more than anything.
This product does exactly what it says it does.  It soothes my skin, moisturizes and it is really gentle.  I like to use this before I put my moisturizer on in the morning and at night.  I always have this product on hand because this isn't just a great toner...you can use it to calm a pesky zit, bug bites, and more.

I've tried a few of the Thayer's Witch Hazel Alcohol-Free toners and I like all of them.  The Rose Witch Hazel is just as awesome as the Lavender.  You can get this product from GNC, and again, they usually have a BOGO deal on these at GNC.  They usually run about $9.95 per bottle.


TREATMENTS:

Gena Tea Tree Oil
*100% Pure Oil of Melaleuca Alternifolia.
*Australia's natural antiseptic.
*For skin, nails & scalp.
*Made in U.S.A.

I'm not going to go into all of the uses of tea tree oil.  You can Google all of that.  Like the Argan Oil that I talked about yesterday, this product is a multipurpose product.  
I don't get zits that often, but when I do I use a dab of this product and it goes away over night.  So if you don't like an embarrassing zit then use this product.  
The other thing about this product is that it goes a long way.  I rarely have to use this product, but it's great to have on hand because of the many uses for it.

I got this product at Walgreens for $7.99


SUNSCREEN:


*Pampers your skin like no ordinary sunscreen!
*The breakthrough dual ribbon formula combines superior protection with luxurious, hydrating silk protein to wrap your skin in continuous moisture and help you maintain luminous skin in the sun.  
*Plus, it's light, tropical fragrance stimulates your senses for a completely captivating in-sun experience!
*Water Resistant(80 minutes) *Light and Non-greasy

The best thing that you can do for your skin is to protect it with sunscreen on a daily basis.  I'm very fair complected, so for me it's not just a suggestion, I NEED IT.  I was outside a lot last year because of outside events and this product became my favorite.  I needed something that didn't smell like regular sunscreen, had a high SPF and kept my skin moisturized and not tacky feeling and this provided what I needed.  It has a great texture, the smell is very beachy ( coconut, fruit, etc.) and has a decent SPF.

You can get this product at drugstores, Walmart and again coupons and BOGO deals.  This product is worth having.  Prices vary.

BODY LOTION:


Olay Ultra Moisture Lotion with Shea Butter
*Locks in moisture for 24 hours
* Olay lotions go beyond moisturization to improve skin's barrier over time.  With continued use, skin becomes noticeably soft, smooth and more resistant to skin dryness.

I bought this product because I use a lot of lotions with different fragrances in them and sometimes I want something light so that I can wear a perfume or a body mist to change things up a bit.  This does have a light fragrance to it, but it fades and doesn't clash with my perfumes and body mists.  I didn't feel like it locked in moisture for 24 hours, but it does make my skin feel really soft and if I'm on a bend where I wear it everyday and night then my skin looks very healthy and glows.

I really like the Olay brand, it's been around for a very long time, it's a trusted brand.  My Mema used all of their products, so I pretty much trust this brand myself.  Affordable, great texture, light fragrance, but again it fades.

I find this lotion more at Walmart, but occasionally you can find it at a drugstore and purchase it in a BOGO deal or with coupons.


These are only a few of my drugstore favorites, but these are the products that I keep on hand the most.

Heather

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Argan Oil: Josie Maran and Organix


In the month of January, I've been trying all sorts of products, products for my hair, skin and nails.  

The biggest trend in hair, skin and nails is Argan Oil or "liquid gold".  This oil helps with anti-aging because of the high level of Vitamin E, it helps with the healing of the skin, such as : Acne, Psoriasis, Eczema and the reduction of scars and it also helps to protect your hair, skin and nails.  This oil basically sounds like "magic beans" for beauty right?   Every woman looks for that product that can do it all and this claims to be that.

The products that I purchased are:


Josie Maran - 100% Pure Argan Oil to Go

* This legendary, lightweight oil, grown organically in Morocco, is rich in Vitamin E and essential fatty acids.
* Uses - Fast absorbing daily moisturizer
Heal or condition everything from cuticles, split ends and acne. (Josie Maran Cosmetics.com)
*Clinically proven to improve skin hydration and skin elasticity in only 4 weeks.  
Participants saw a visible reduction in course wrinkle and fine lines in the eye area.
83% of women showed significantly improved skin hydration. (Sephora.com)
* $14 to go ranging up to $96 full size (Sephora)

IMPRESSION:  I love this product.  I've used this product on it's own on my skin after showering and it feels amazing and makes my skin feel amazing and it gave a nice glow.  I mixed it in with my favorite Olay lotion for that extra moisture so that my lotion would go just a bit further.  My favorite use for this right now is in my hair.  I have really long, ombre dyed hair and this product keeps my hair looking fantastic.  It's shines and I've seen less split ends than ever.  Now, because I've been using the Meaningful Beauty products for my daily skin care I haven't tried this on my face as a moisturizer... yet...., but I might just have to invest in one of the Josie Maran Value Kits.



Organix - Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner

* Rare formula has centuries old history of providing natural Vitamin E and antioxidants while renewing your hair's cell structure, sealing in shine, and creating lush softness.
*  Indulge the senses with this precious blend of Moroccan Oil which instantly penetrates the hair shaft restoring shine while strengthening.  This renewing formula is free of sulfates and parabens, and is safe for color treated hair.  
*Shampoo and Conditioner will restore moisture to dry hair, protect from styling heat and UV damage while creating soft, seductive, silky perfection. (organixhair.com)
* $6.99 per at most drugstores and Walmart

IMPRESSIONS:  I have a combination scalp, just like my skin, it ranges from normal to dry.  So many shampoo products have dried my scalp and hair out and it's just not pretty. I also have combination hair because I have fine textured hair, but I have a lot of it and so many products weigh my hair down and make it look flat. This product is now my favorite set of Shampoo and Conditioner.  It smells amazing and my hair has never looked so healthy and full.  I've been using this product all month long and I am almost out.  The great thing about these products is that they are affordable.  If you shop at Walgreens, CVS, or Rite Aid there will usually be some sort of BOGO deal, which I really like.  I will probably repurchase these at some point.  My hair products, like my skin care products change from month to month.


Loving Argan Oil,

Heather







Saturday, January 19, 2013

My Favorite : Jesse's Girl Products



I was introduced to the brand Jesse's Girl by a girlfriend while we were getting ready for a night out at a concert.  I mean it was just one pigment pot and I was hooked. 

These are some of the products that I have purchased and loved!!!

Pure Eye Pigment Dusts:


Mardi Gras
Beautiful Electric Blue


Rouge Flambe
Incredibly Dimensional Cranberry... A lot of people are scared of using reds, but this pigment is too amazing not to use.


Sunlit Cactus
This color looks gold in this picture, but it's more of a citrus.  I've worn this pigment just by itself and have gotten lots of compliments because this one color is so dimensional.  It starts with the citrus yellow and the light shifts it to a shimmery orange color...Just Gorgeous.


Blackstar Blue
This color is much darker than represented in their photo.  It is a really dark black with navy tones to it.



Majestic Green
Great shimmery Shamrock Green


Hi Ho Silver
This color is more of a dull gun metal than a bright silver.  I love using this color for a classic smokey eye with the Blackstar Blue.

If you are looking for pigments that are similar to Makeup Forever pigments, but don't have the wallet for that, then these are your go to pigment dusts.... 
You can get them at Rite Aid for $3.99 a piece.


9 Pan Eye Shadow Palettes:

Before I came across the palettes I was looking into a lot of makeup history and one of the brands that I became fascinated was BIBA.
(If you don't know who or what BIBA is.... Then Google IT!!!)

A lot of the BIBA Makeup had a distinct look... with their muted colors...the palette colors had the look of rotted or bruised fruit.  Jesse's Girl Palettes were the closest dupes for these amazing colors that I was searching for.


Brown Eyed Girl 
Beautiful array of muted yellows, oranges, reds and browns.   This palette was perfect for the looks that I wanted to create with it.


The Eyes Have It
This is a great set of what I call Camouflage colors.  Blues, Greens and Browns...... 

Another Great thing about this product is that unlike other brands that charge $5 and up for Quads or Singles, you get 9 colors for $3.99 per palette.   You can't top that at all.


MY FAVORITE LOOK:
(I created with Jesse's Girl Products)






You can see the combination of all of the pigment pots used.  This was 3 hours of sitting there doing my makeup with precision brushes.  I even made the flower clips.

The look was created with just basic grease paint that you can get at any novelty or costume shop, paired with Coty Translucent Powder, making sure that you leave the eyes and the nose area clean before you add the black grease paint and pigments. Finish the eyes with some Ardell lashes... Makeup Magic.

Loving Jesse's Girl Cosmetics,
Heather