Older Girl Beauty

BECCA’s blushing Gypsy & Songbird

We all know that I am a fan of blushes that are not powder. That doesn’t mean that I don’t ever wear a powder blush, that just means I am really selective when I do. As my lovely skin ages, I do not like to use a powder that is drying, making me look harsh, of which I am certainly not (*in a scientific study of me, by me).

So, when I had a chance to try these new BECCA Mineral blushes, I had to give them a try. These anti-oxident rich blushes are alcohol, talc and other filler-free – which are common ingredients that can cause a drier finish. It does contain finely milled with micro-fine, illuminating mineral particles to give a luminous glow, with out the glitter that is so not kind to us older lovelies.

These new colors are “Gypsy” (a ballerina pink) and “Songbird” (a peachy pink) – both can look a bit bright in the pan, (*and on my heavy swatches), but they blend out super sheer and buildable. Check out the blushes in natural light:


These are on counters now and run $32USD.

What is your blush preference? Are you a powder only lovely? Or do you layer – cream on bottom, powder on top?

*Disclaimer: These products were provided by the company’s PR for editorial consideration.

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Beauty Spotlight: What’s in Beauty Info Zone’s palette?

Lisa, from Beauty Info Zone has a mystery to solve. What should she put in her palette? It looks a little strange like this so you need to read and see exactly what she did to change this palette into something of beauty.

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New Mally Beauty Products to Check Out on QVC’s “Beauty Best” Day

One of the best things about being a Mally Beauty Ambassador (*Did I mention that I am one? Because I totally am!) is that I get the opportunity to check out upcoming products and tell you guys when something new is out!

So, in honor of QVC’s “Beauty’s Best” – 24hours of beauty specials – on August 25th, 2012, I thought I would give you a look at some of the new items that Mally Beauty has available. Some of these will be presented for the first time during the day! (*I know this is true about the new nude palette.)

The items can all be found on QVC right now (*prices as of 8/24/2012):

Mally Beauty In the Buff Eyeshadow Palette $45.46USD
Mally Beauty Evercolor Waterproof Cream Eyeshadow Trio $45USD
Mally Beauty Evercolor Shadow Extender $26USD
Mally Beauty Summer Splash Waterproof Eye Collection $36.36USD
Mally Beauty Illuminating Body Shine $28USD
Mally Beauty Lip Defender Duo with SPF 15 $26.36USD
Mally Beauty Age Rebel Complexion Perfection Kit $49.48USD
Mally Beauty Age Rebel Waterproof Shadow Sticks $30USD (for a duo)
Mally Beauty Age Rebel Lip Wand Trio $30USD
Mally Beauty Ultimate Performance Ink Liner $23.64USD

Which one of these are you going to pick up this weekend? Is there any other beauty gems that you can’t wait to get your hands on that day, too?

*Disclaimer: These products were provided by the company’s PR for editorial consideration.

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Suave soothes the dandruff itch

Suave Anti Dandruff Shampoo and Conditioner bottles Suave soothes the dandruff itch Do you guys remember when the only choice in dandruff shampoo was the blue, chalky stuff? The one that made your hair feel like straw afterwards, but you suffered thru because it was drying out, and clearing up, your flakes? Yeah. The Suave Scalp Solutions Nourishing Coconut and Shea Butter Shampoo and Conditioner are not like that. At all.

With all of these ridiculous 110+degree temps around here in Oklahoma, I was sweaty all the time with my hair in a ponytail, and my scalp was acting all wonky – itchy and dry, then greasy. So, I gave these a shot to see if it could balance it out. I was pleasantly surprised that not only did it help to regulate my temperamental head, but my hair was ridiculously soft and silky when I was out of the shower. I did not expect that. I had hoped that with the shea that it would be softer than the straw my hair used to get back in the day. It did that and more.

Now, since we all know I color my hair red and that is the first to fade, I don’t use this very often, but that’s only because I am paranoid – I was assured that this is safe for color-treated hair. And, since the sweet scent of coconut isn’t too cloying, & with a hint of something else that makes it more “fresh” than “beach party”, I have been able to get some of the rest of the fam to use it, too. That definitely makes this inexpensive set (around $3-4USD each) a bargain, since more folks can/will use it.

Fess up – have any of you used an anti-dandruff poo/cond lately?

*Disclaimer: These products were provided by the company’s PR for editorial consideration.

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Makeup Wars: Favorite Makeup Brush

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Whenever I get new makeup, if for some reason it comes with a teeny little brush or useless sponge applicator, the first thing I do is get rid of it, because I have something better to use – the elf “C” brush – which is my entry into this edition of “Makeup Wars: Favorite Makeup Brush”.

This ridiculously inexpensive ($3USD, but they constantly have promotions if you buy it online) brush is my daily staple. It works as my lid covering brush, my crease brush, my blender brush – whatever I need it to do. It is firm enough to press the color into my lid, but flexible enough to spread it evenly all over. The bristles are not uber soft, like my Kevyn Aucoin brushes, but I wouldn’t expect them to be for the cost. I have more than gotten my money’s worth from these (*yes, I have 4 of these) brushes – without very much fallout or ferule loosening. I simply can’t ask for more than that.

I really do adore the “Studio” line of products from elf (*as you could tell from my $20 Makeup Challenge), including the Complexion Brush, which comes in second to my “C” brush, as I only have 2 of those. icon wink Makeup Wars: Favorite Makeup Brush

Tell me – what is your favorite brush? Have you ever tried any of the elf “Studio” line?

Don’t forget to check out the favorite brushes of the other Makeup Wars challengers:

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