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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Revlon Colorstay Foundation

This is my holy grail foundation. I have been using it for many years. My shade is # 180 Sand Beige in Combination/Oily. It has SPF 6 and retails anywhere from 10-13 dollars i believe. Has amazing coverage and lasts all day. I find that i have to set mine with a powder because i like my face to feel smooth. The smell of it is a little like paint which for some is very unpleasant but after using it for so long i don't even notice and the smell does not stay on the face once applied. The best results I've had for application have been with my fingers or a beauty blender sponge (wet).

Witch Hazel

I just recently started using Witch Hazel and let me tell you I'm already hooked. Witch Hazel can be used for several things, here are a few ways i use it...

1. Blemish and Spot control
Witch hazel can reduce the inflammation on a pimple. Some people claim daily use helps with acne.

2. As a Toner.
Gets rid of any and all makeup left behind after washing! also shrinks pores.

3. Soothe Razor Burn.
It has anti-inflammatory properties that stop itchy red bumps from shaving. I apply it before and after shaving any sensitive areas.

4. Soothing Sunburn
It soothes the skin while preventing pealing and it lessens healing time.

5. Swollen and Irritated Eye Relief.
If you have tired,red puffy eyes, place some ( do not drench) on a cotton pad and apply to eyes..it works wonders.

There are so many more uses for witch hazel. It is amazing and everyone should keep some around the house!

Eye Makeup Remover.

I have been using this eye makeup remover for years and it is by far my holy grail makeup remover. It claims to be gentle and effective which i certainly find it to be. It is an oil-free product, however it claims to not leave the skin oily i find that it does but nothing a quick swipe of a tissue cant take care of.The best method that worked for me is using a cotton round, holding it on the eye for about 30 seconds and then gently wipe. It does take off waterproof mascara.