Older Girl Beauty

Foreign Beauty Friday: L’Occitane “Pivoine Flora” Eyeshadow Duo

*I am lucky enough to know people overseas that send me things. I also have friends and family that travel, so I harrass them make sure they bring me back goodies.

Did you guys know that L’Occitane has color cosmetics? Yeah, me, either.

6986141719 4a1b27d8d7 b Foreign Beauty Friday: LOccitane Pivoine Flora Eyeshadow Duo 6986162047 b4afe55da0 b Foreign Beauty Friday: LOccitane Pivoine Flora Eyeshadow Duo

Apparently it has been a thing for a LONG time, but I’m in denial because we don’t have a stand alone store here and I’ve only ever seen the skin care. This pretty duo came to me via France and I love the way that the green has gold in it, while the peach is more matte. That makes for a good base to smudge the green on.
6840073434 f15f618d46 b Foreign Beauty Friday: LOccitane Pivoine Flora Eyeshadow Duo

I don’t know if the colors are available in the US, as I don’t see it showing on their American website. Do you guys know? Have you seen it locally in your area of the US? And for my foreign lovelies – have you played with any of their color products over there?

dp seal trans 16x16 Foreign Beauty Friday: LOccitane Pivoine Flora Eyeshadow DuoCopyright secured by Digiprove

Sally Hansen VitaSurge on my nails

sally hansen vitasurge Sally Hansen VitaSurge on my nails My nails are generally in good shape, for someone that works with papers all day. Meaning, I get the occasional papercut, hangnails that get pulled and cuticles that get shredded, depending on the folders that week. But the one thing that bugs me the most is that my *thumbnails* peel in layers. None of my other fingernails do this, only my thumbs.

Now, I’ve used Rejuvacote to help treat them before, but it’s just not that easy for me to pick it up around here on a regular basis. So, I was excited to see that Sally Hansen has got some vitamin based products to help me, that can be picked up at any mass market store locally.

The two products I’ve been trying are the VitaSurge Strength Gel (*which is for weak nails that split and peel) and the VitaSurge Growth Gel (*which is for brittle nails that break and crack). I am trying them both, because they both have Vitamins C & E, with the Growth Gel also having Vitamin A, so I wanted to see if there was any significant difference. Both are a fresh, and lightly, scented suspension gel, with vitamin beads, that you massage in to bare nails or over dry polish as often as you want. I’ve been doing it at night before I go to sleep, generously applying it to my cuticles and directly on the front edge of my fingernails, too. It doesn’t dry sticky on me, so I don’t worry about sticking to, or getting it on, my sheets or pillowcase.

After the first 10 days, I do not have any splitting, which is pretty unusual for me nowadays. I also can’t tell the difference between either nail. So, I’d say that you would be fine with either one, but I’d probably go with the Growth Gel, if only to get the added Vitamin A boost, too.

What about you guys? Do you have peeling nails? What do you do to stop that nonsense?

*Disclaimer: I received these products from their PR for editorial consideration.

dp seal trans 16x16 Sally Hansen VitaSurge on my nailsCopyright secured by Digiprove

I have a gud feeling about this new skin and hair line

gud group shot I have a gud feeling about this new skin and hair line I am a simple girl when it comes to fresh scents. I want simple and not flowery. Like if I want cherry, it needs to smell like cherry. Citrus? Same. So I was ridiculously happy when I first smelled the new line from Burts Bees, called “güd” – pronounced ‘good’. This 97% natural line of lotions, washes, sprays and shampoo/conditioner has scents that blow me away with their “güd-ness”.

I have always been a cherry fan (*going back to my grandmother’s original Jergen’s cherry almond scent!) To me, the “Floral Cherrynova” scent is fresher and more straighforward, and not really floral, which would have turned me off. Same goes for the “Orange Petalooza” and the “Vanilla Flame”. But the one that really gets me is a a Target exclusive scent called “Pearanormal Activity”. I believe I described myself like this:

@ it's ridic! Ia mde a fool out of myself walking thru @ with an open @ bottle to my nose for a good half hour.
 I have a gud feeling about this new skin and hair line
Yep, acted a damn fool because I couldn’t put the scent down.

So, yeah, if you are looking for a very scent based product line, I would def recommend that you check out the güd line at your local mass retail store. Just don’t blame me when you walk into a pole in the store because you are too busy inhaling the scent. icon wink I have a gud feeling about this new skin and hair line

*Disclaimer: I received these products from their PR for editorial consideration, but not the “Pearanormal Activity”. I’m shelling out my own money for that!

dp seal trans 16x16 I have a gud feeling about this new skin and hair lineCopyright secured by Digiprove

MAC Chen Man Love & Water Mineralize Eyeshadow Duos

Right now MAC has a Limited Edition collection out (*as of March 2012) that is a collaboration with Beijing-born fashion photographer, Chen Man, called “Love and Water”. Included in this are three Mineralize Eye Shadow Duos, “Love Cycle”, “Pink Union” and “Supersweet”.

MAC Chen Man Mineralize Eye Shadow Duos boxes MAC Chen Man Love & Water Mineralize Eyeshadow Duos MAC Chen Man Mineralize Eye Shadow Duos1 MAC Chen Man Love & Water Mineralize Eyeshadow Duos

I understand that “Love Cycle” and “Supersweet” are repromotes, with a new name, from an earlier collection from 2008, but that was before I was really into MAC, so these are new to me. One thing I like about these duos is that I can use the swirl side as my all over color, and then use a wet brush to apply the solid as an eyeliner, which makes the blue not quite so scary.

These are $20USD and are on counters now, while they last.

*Disclaimer: I received this product from the company for editorial consideration.

dp seal trans 16x16 MAC Chen Man Love & Water Mineralize Eyeshadow DuosCopyright secured by Digiprove

Beauty Spotlight 03/11/2012

BeautySpotlight icon1 Beauty Spotlight 03/11/2012 The Mystery Makeup Bags have all been revealed! Therefore the Beauty Spotlight Team is regrouping for new surprises. In the meantime, please enjoy Marcia from Beauty Info Zone’s picks of the week from the team. She hopes you enjoy these as much as she does.

Beauty Crazed has a great foundation contest.

Beauty Info Zone introduces you to Addiction NV cosmetics.

Everyday Beauty shows us the beauty of Rouge Bunny Rouge’s Florita blush.

Lipstick Musings shows us the beauty of a Tarina Tarintino eyeshadow duo.

London Makeup Girl goes nude with HIPP-RGB nail polish.

Modesty Brown tempts us with Edward Bess’ Monte Carlo palette.

My Beauty Bunny finds a great cruelty freebargain mascara.

Older Girl Beauty shows us how to enjoyNars artistry.

Pammy Blogs Beauty shares her February Star products.

Perilously Pale shares her thoughts on Lashem Lash Gel.

Pretty in Dayton shows the POP of China Glaze.

Prime Beauty teaches us about Sue Devitt Lip Intensifier pencils.

Visionary Beauty shows us how to be natural with Too Faced.

dp seal trans 16x16 Beauty Spotlight 03/11/2012Copyright secured by Digiprove


Follow me on Facebook Follow me on Twitter Follow me on YouTube Follow My RSS Feed
Follow me on Pinterest Follow me on Google + Follow me on Stumble Upon Follow me on Tumblr
bloglovin


- it's all about me - - as seen on... -
- beauty networks - - lovely links -

What Are You Looking For?

Search