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Beauty Spotlight: polish insomniac on a Desert Island

This week is it polish insomniac’s turn to be stranded on a desert island. Will this lacquer obsessed lady have the common sense to leave the polish at home?
Let’s find out!

polish insomniac desert island picks

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*Partnered Post* Hair How-To: How to Use Hot Rollers

Do any of you guys ever use hot rollers? I remember growing up and thinking that I couldn’t wait to get big enough to use those things. And then when I *did* get older and try to use them, because I hadn’t had any practice, I constantly was burning myself or something, so I gave’em up.

Well, now that I am more “mature”, I don’t hurt myself anymore when I use them. But, I don’t always use them very well. I’m from the middle of the country where the motto is generally “The higher the hair, the closer to God”, meaning, we like our big hair. Now, I can get big poofy curls with the rollers, but it isn’t always “styled” right.

Anyway, when I was watching the BlogHer hair videos, I came across this hot rollers tutorial that I thought might help me figure out what I was doing incorrectly.

After you’ve watched it, click thru to find out about a giveaway that BlogHerTV is doing!

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Makeup Wars: Favorite Masks

In this edition of Makeup Wars, we are talking about our favorite masks/masques – of which I love. I especially love sheet masks and was all set to tell you guys about a bunch of Asian sheet masks that my BFF brought back for me that address all kinds of concerns I didn’t even know I had! But. It turns out that my wonky, weepy eye decided that it wanted to makes friends with Pink Eye again, just like last last year. I totally think it is allergy related, but whatever, it’s annoying and it has turned me into Patchy McPatcherson the Pirate, rocking an eyepatch all over the place lately.

Talika Eye Patch Therapy
And because of that, my right eye is feeling strained and my left eye feels irritated from the patch. This means around my eyes need some TLC, so the I’ve been grabbing my go-to eye reliever, the Talika Eye Therapy Patches.

I have told you about these a few years ago. And since then, I have tried other eye patches, like the bliss energizing eye mask, but I keep coming back to these. I keep in stock in the fridge for just in case sitches like this, thankfully. They don’t burn or sting, nor drip in my eyes. I can just chill in bed, or the bathtub and let them sit on my face for as long as I want. I may or may not fall asleep with them on. (*These are also great for airplane trips, too.)

So, I’m going to go back to soothing my eyes, but in the meantime, you should tell me what your favorite masks are and then go check out the other lovelies’ favorites, too!

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

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Beauty Spotlight 4/28/2013

Beauty Spotlight Team If an unbelievably effective hair mask that gives you gorgeous glossy locks is on your wish list, then Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog would love to introduce you to Gotukola Youth Spring Hair Mask! It is a truly amazing product that tames even the most unruly hair!

Want to take 10 years off your looks? Brighten that smile with the new Oral B Deep Sweep Electric Toothbrush and Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste. Prime Beauty is giving away 5 of them, hurry and enter now!

The Pink Sith has learned her lesson about taking Ambien and going on-line. See the Dior Diorshow Mono Eyeshadow in Choc Clair that she purchased in her dream like trance.

Do you change your Beauty Routine for the change of Season? Check out how Pammy Blogs Beauty tweaks her Beauty Routine for Spring and Summer. Plus, enter to win $500 from Jergens!!!

Have you ever written a letter expressing your love for a cosmetic? Read to find out what mascara has Beauty Info Zone excited enough to do this.

15 Minute Beauty shares how she curls her hair, and has it last for days!

Jessika from polish insomniac has the scoop on the Barielle Summer Brights collection!

Bathing suit time is coming fast and Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed has found something that might actually help her get into one this year – check out her newest find – Biotherm Celluli Eraser!

Gratuitous (almost) taupe swatch alert! Modesty Brown compares Rouge Bunny Rouge eyeshadow in Sweet Dust Seriema to some other similar matte taupe greys.

London MakeUp Girl contemplates a life without sludge in her post on Bright Winter eye makeup.

We all need a bit of Suqqu in our lives, Visionary Beauty reviews the blend colour eyeshadow quad in Akanezora.

Perilously Pale shares how Hourglass Cosmetics takes lip balm/treatments into a whole new territory with their incredibly indulgent, and EFFECTIVE, N0. 28 Lip Treatment Oil.

Paula, from Older Girl Beauty, is making good on one of her New Years’ resolutions – she is on the hunt for her perfect foundation.

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Finding My Perfect Foundation

Remember when I told you that one of my resolutions this year was that I wanted to find my perfect foundation? Well, the search is on.

Finding My Perfect Foundation

Now, I was naive and really thought it was going to be as simple as just finding my correct shade. Really, that is just one piece of the puzzle for me. In reality, this is more of a lifestyle change for this tinted moisturizer gal. This is making realize that it takes me more time to get ready since I have to wait for all of my layers of moisturizer & primer to “set” before I get the next layer on before I can get to the foundation, instead of just slathering on my TM. It also isn’t as forgiving about slacking skin maintenance. Since it is tends to be thicker/more opaque than my TM’s, it doesn’t do well with unexfoliated skin, no matter how many layers of potions I have put on prior.

And the variety. Oh gawd, it is freaking overwhelming. Drugstore? Department store? Matte? Illuminating? Mineral? 3in1/Multitasking? Or, finding a color match, but the product is discontinued now? Like, really, so much to choose from – this pic is just a sampling of what I am trying.

So, I’m just getting started. I’m trying to wear one at a time for a couple of weeks, but sometimes it’s just a matter of what is within arms reach, ya know?

Tell me – what foundations to I need to make sure are on my “try me” list?

*Disclaimer: Some of these products were provided by the company’s PR for editorial consideration and others I spent my own money on.

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