Archive for the ‘Beauty’ Category

Eucerin Original Healing Soothing Repair Lotion, 16.9 Ounce Bottle

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

I’ve been hooked on original Eucerin lotion for 18 years, and have hooked others on it too. That’s how great it is for chapped skin and hands that are washed frequently. As hands are a very obvious giveaway of age, it’s important to me to preserve their young look.

I first learned its power when I worked as an infant/toddler caregiver. Some babies drooled so much during teething that they had eczema around their mouths and painful chapping on their chins. Their pediatricians recommended Eucerin. So, parents would bring it and we’d apply it to their children’s faces at every diaper change, both as cure and prevention. It worked beautifully, without prescription and no complaints from the babies! I have suggested it to countless parents who have been very happy with the results.

It wasn’t long before all the adults were using it, too. Taking care of kids means a lot of hand washing, and potentially very dry skin. Eucerin got me through many years of full-time childcare duties and helped me maintain very youthful hands. All it would take to turn anyone onto Eucerin is letting them try some. The thickness is like no other lotion. It’s very difficult to settle for anything less. We always have a bottle near the toilet so I can massage it into my hands whenever I sit.

As a frequent litter-box scooper/cleaner with four cats, I use Eucerin every day now into my 40s. My partner won’t use any other kind of lotion on his face unless we’re out of Eucerin (which I am careful about not allowing to happen). It also doubles as a makeup/sunscreen remover for me. It doesn’t break out my very sensitive face and also doesn’t irritate my eyes. We love that it has no scent! I like scents but not near my eyes. It also works for hair frizz!

This is one of my top products that I wouldn’t live without.

NARS Pure Matte Lipstick, Mascate

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Mascate is a bright red with orange undertones. One reviewer described it as blue-red, and I don’t see that at all. Terre de Feu is blue-red. Maybe it depends if you put a blue-toned lipliner under it or a blue-toned gloss over it. I don’t put any other color with it. I don’t usually use lipliner.

This is extremely long-wearing! Didn’t budge all day through eating, kissing, and beverages. I love that!

I recommend only if you have very white teeth. The orange undertones mean if you have any yellow tint to your teeth, this color will emphasize that. If your teeth are less than white, go with Terre de Feu. They’re both red but impact teeth differently. This is a wonderful autumn shade if you want attention. Not for the shy or shaky-handed. It is very durable and if you color outside your lip line, it will stay there unless you clean it up right away! Lean in close with a great mirror.

NARS Pure Matte Lipstick, Terre De Feu

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

This is a gorgeous old-Hollywood style matte red. I bought it based on online blogs and reviews and expected it to be darker, more wine-burgundy. It’s a true red, but I love it anyway. I feel like I should be in movies! I don’t know how it wears because I only just tried it on. I love the application and precise tip. I don’t know if I’ll buy again due to the high price but I’ll enjoy it while it lasts! My skin is light with olive undertones. I think a blonde or brave redhead or gray-haired woman could wear it too. It’s very dramatic so if you’re shy, better save it for nighttime.

Update from later in the day: the lipstick didn’t budge through my eating of very messy “tangy BBQ” almonds! It also doesn’t transfer to my cats’ fur when I kiss them. Thumbs up for staying power!