Thursday, February 16, 2012

Review/Video: Philips Satin Perfect Epilator


PROS: Removes hair very well, leaves skin smooth for weeks, comes with massaging and hair-lifting attachments, soothes skin while it works, sturdy, can be used all over the body, portable

CONS:  Stings a bit, can be messy since it just pulls out a bunch of hair and doesn't store it anywhere.

When I found out that I'd be getting this epilator for free through, I actually squealed out loud.  It was an excellent coincidence;  I had been considering buying an epilator literally the day before, but faltered because of the price.  This BzzCampaign happened at exactly the right time!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Video: Introduction to the Ben Nye Theatrical Creme Kit

Hey, everyone!  Today I decided to do my first post related to theatrical makeup.  As an actor, I know how confusing a new stage makeup kit can be, so I thought I'd try to explain the parts of a basic, well-known theatrical makeup kit for those who don't know too much about stage makeup!

Let me know what you think of the video and what your experiences with Ben Nye have been like in the comments!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Review: Maybelline XXL Extensions® Washable Mascara


PROS:  Drastically lengthens lashes, brushes are easy to use, comes with both a primer and mascara

CONS:  Actual mascara may make lashes a little spidery, clumps easily if not applied carefully

I ran out of my go-to Covergirl Lashblast Fusion mascara a little while ago, and while I believe that the Lashblast mascara definitely does its job, I wanted to try something else out for a change and to see if there was anything better out there that I was missing.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Review: Maybelline Eye Studio® Color Tattoo 24HR Cream Gel Shadow


PROS:  Easy to apply, nice color selection, stays on all day, very pigmented color

CONS:  Feels a bit gritty after a while, difficult to remove, hard to get it to look exactly right

As you can probably tell by some of my previous posts, I'm a little bit of a Maybelline addict.  I've been really happy with the new products that they've been coming out with lately, so it was only natural that I would try to go out and find their newest cosmetic item.  The Eye Studio® Color Tattoo 24HR Cream Gel Shadow (which is quite the mouth full) was out of stock for a while at my local drugstores, but on a recent shopping trip--which, if you're like me, is originally intended for food and other necessities, but ends up turning into a makeup haul--the display was fully stocked.  I couldn't resist, and grabbed some of the Color Tattoo shadow in Pomegranate Punk.  I went home and put it on right away.  Sadly, I have to say that this product didn't quite live up to the recent Maybelline hype.