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Buying Wet n Wild is an inexpensive way for us get our beauty fix without hurting our wallets. Heck, half the stuff they sell you could buy with change found in your couch cushions. Check out this guide to what's hot and what's not, and then search those couch cushions or bust open that piggy bank.
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This compact, made with Black Onyx, will be presented to a female documentary filmmaker whose work exemplifies an innate sense of social responsibility. The powerful design is softened by a frame of diamond-inlaid, 18K gold mirrored leaves, representative of the delicate balance of elegance and determination that makes the Woman of Worth extraordinary.
The compact will be up for auction at www.ebay.com/lorealparis with 100% of the proceeds to benefit the Tribeca Film Institute. This is the last compact in a series of 5 that have been gifted at all the major awards shows this season!
If you have $500 for the starting bid, check it out at www.ebay.com/lorealparis !
Here is the link: http://thelancomeblog.blogspot.com/2009/04/what-your-most-daring-makeup-move-tell.html
Realistically though, we don't always have time to fit all of those elements into our busy lives. So, the good people over at Garnier Nutritioniste invented a little cheating mechanism! It is the Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller.
This product is awesome for reducing puffiness under your eyes. I have been using it for a month now and truly enjoy it each morning. I use it under my moisturizer. Let it air dry and you will start to feel the tightening of the skin. You can put foundation over it, but I apply mine gently to that area of the skin.
The roller ball is cold and feels refreshing in the morning after a long night of tossing and turning or after a short night with barely any sleep! The product contains caffeine to decongest puffiness and diminish dark circles and pro-vitamin B5 to refresh and hydrate the delicate eye area.
The best part of all, it is easy to carry in your purse and DOES NOT LEAK!!! I took this on a recent camping trip and it was so convenient.
Make sure to look out for coupons and sales. I would try it on sale at CVS or use your bonus bucks!
How is it different? Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew is our 1st anti-puff eye roller that uses a unique-combination of "skin-nutrients" and a cooling, roll-on applicator to stimulate micro-circulation. It's ideal for a hygienic application in the sensitive eye area and convenient for use on-the-go.
Do they really stay on? Read this real-woman road test
Slicking on a coat of lip color every five minutes lost its allure after junior high. Nowadays, we want color that lasts hours and a product that doesn't suck moisture from our lips. The Total Beauty Squad tested nine contenders to find ones with real staying power -- enough to withstand cocktails and kisses. Find out which products delivered and which disappointed.
I have also been testing some awesome new products from Kerastase, L'Oreal and Garnier. I will be posting those later this week.
In the meantime, drink your water and take those vitamins. It's Monday and we are all a little Moody today!
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Here is my original review: http://moodymaria.blogspot.com/2009/02/olay-professional-review.html
My final results in red:
The Age Repair Cream is awesome. It comes in a small pump and with two small pumps I can cover my face, neck and upper chest. There is a sunscreen in it, which I was hesitant to use but it was great! It went on smoothly and didn't effect the way my makeup set.
The Wrinkle Smoothing Cream goes on my face and neck each night. Again, no scent and no additives so it was very gentle and smooth. It did not moisturize my face like I thought it would. It was not greasy and actually didn't make my face dewy in the morning as some products. This made me wonder if it was working. But, the results can be seen in 28 days so I still have a few weeks to go.
The Eye Restoration Complex. The tube is pretty small so a little must go a long way. I have been using it day and night in the hope that I will see some results. So far, nothing. It goes on so nicely and feels good but that does nothing for me unless it works.
As my final review, I would recommend the Eye Restoration Complex first and the Wrinkle Smoothing Cream if you have money left over to spend. I would only purchase this product if there was a hefty discount. I think that Olay needs to re-adjust pricing due to the economic situation of the U.S. I could not see my friends spending money on this product when there are so many other choices at Dillard's or Macy's for the same price.