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Pretty Pretty: My Belle Bijoux

17 Jan

This lady makes gorgeous handmade jewelry, some of it from recycled materials. My fave is her “Tree of Life” series of pendants, necklaces and bracelets. I discovered her when I bought this necklace at a local vintage/thrift store/recycling boutique.

My Belle Bijoux

Amethyst with silver-plated no-tarnish wire

It might be difficult, but try to ignore my cleavage.

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Product Review: Laura Mercier Fail!

11 Dec

Laura Mercier’s Silk Creme Foundation has sadly not won my love. It applied beautifully, my eczema wasn’t even noticeable (it even covered better than the foundation I had that was *made* for eczema!), but it made me ORANGE. So it’s going back. Next foundation to try: Shiseido’s The Makeup Lifting Foundation!

*SIGH*

Good news, though. A product I bought called “Egyptian Magic” is working awesomely. In *two* days my face is glowing, my eczema is almost nonexistent, my skin is smooth, and the terrible bout of acne I’ve had is disappearing! This stuff truly is “magic”. It’s got 6 ingedients: olive oil, bees wax, honey, bee pollen, royal jelly, and bee propolis. With those kind of ingedients, I didn’t hesitate to use it on my face. And the things you can do with this stuff is amazing. Plastic surgeons recommend it to patients because of its ability to heal new cuts and scars (old scars not so much), it can help with bruises, burns, bug bites, rashes, eczema,  and psoriasis; it can be used as a lp balm, it can be used to style your hair and soothe your scalp. It’s an excellent makeup remover and you can even use it as a highlighter on your face! The uses are endless. It sounds too good to be true, but I’m a convert so far. I was on medication for my acne, and I used a bunch of different products and nothing worked. Not to mention my eczema has been on overload lately. The eczema is gone, and my pimples are diminishing.

And you only have to use a minute amount of product. This stuff can last you at least 6 months, so for 30 bucks it’s worth every dollar!

Product Review: Max Factor, Laura Mercier

4 Dec

So I gave the Max Factor Pan-Stik a try, and this is my review:

First, this is a full-coverage foundation, so it’ll cover any redness/acne you have on your skin, which is a plus for me and my eczema! The foundation also has an old lady smell to it. However, you can’t smell it once you’ve applied it to your face.

When you first apply the foundation, it’s beautiful and flawless. I love how it makes my face look! Enjoy it while it lasts, though. Three hours later it’ll all be sitting in your pores, will easily come off your face and make every flaw visible. Needless to say I am unimpressed with this foundation, and am once again foundationless. *SIGH*

The next foundation I buy will be Laura Mercier’s Silk Creme Foundation! It’s a full coverage foundation specifically made for dry skin, so this would be perfect for my eczema, methinks. And Sephora has a great return policy, so I’m not too concerned if it ends up not being my cup of tea. 🙂

Product Reviews: We have our standards

28 Feb

We, the Ladies of Singlarity, are willing to try out products that have been suggested to us — within reason. Not that we’ve had unreasonable requests… not that we’ve had any requests. So far, the reviewed products are straight from RetroVixen’s extensive make-up closet, as opposed to the usual kit, bag or shelf in the bathroom that the rest of us have.

In this product review: a list of products we will not review, Maybelline Lash Stiletto, Cover Girl Lash Blast and Mary Kay’s Lash Lengthening Mascara.

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