Friday, March 18, 2011

Natural Wonder Drugstore Products That I Love

Here are a few of my favorite cheap, drugstore Natural Wonders:

1. Physician's Formula Organic wear™ 100% Natural Origin Tinted Moisturizer
This stuff is amazing. All natural, cruelty-free, feels good on the skin, and has an SPF. It also smells amazing. Not the greatest coverage in the world, but you will notice how the condition of your skin changes for the better when  using this product.

2. Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm
Another natural wonder. I love Burt's Pomegranate Lip Balm. This is my fav balm hyped up on crack. A perfect sheer wash of color in a lip smoothing balm. Tastes good too. I recommend the color Hibiscus.

3. Yes to Cucumbers Daily Makeover Shampoo and Conditioner
Want shiny, soft hair? Want your color to last and last? Want this all in a natural, sulfate-free formula? Yes to Cucumbers is your answer. And it smells great too. So good.

4. Alba Natural AcneDOTE Deep Clean Astringent

If you have a case of the greasies, this is your cure. Willow bark extract naturally supplies salicylic acid, an oil and acne fighter. Aloe and chamomile soothe your skin so it doesn't dry out. Even I can use this, with my irrationally sensitive, nasty skin. It keeps me oil free longer, and even shrinks my pot hole sized pores. It wins so much, it must be made of Tiger Blood.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

REVIEW: Physician's Formula Happy Booster™ Glow & Mood Boosting Blush

Drugstore goodness doesn't come in a cuter package:

Seriously. I am a callous bitch, but this lightly violet scented, shimmering heart covered lovely cracks through my gruff exterior and turns my cheeks into shimmering pink orbs of adorableness. Or so I like to think.

I have the Physician's Formula Happy Booster™ Glow & Mood Boosting Blush in Natural, and it gives me a great, just-ran-up-the-stairs-after-eating-a-box-of-Twinkies flush. If you are a reader of da blog, you know I have a hard-on for most things Physician's Formula. They came through again with a great product. I can't wait to try other products in the Happy Booster line. Lord knows I need it.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Mixing Medium

Mixing medium, a combination of distilled water and glycerin, is a great tool in getting your powder foundations and mineral makeup to go on smoothly and flawlessly, without a "powdery" look. It's easy to make and use your own. Check out this video:

I use mixing medium when applying my Everyday Minerals or Hello Flawless. It really cuts down on the amount of product you use, and the amount of product that you look like you are using. And it is super cheap to make, and you get a high end result. 

One of The Best Foundations (For Me)

I've found it. One of my favorite foundations (so far). Everyday Minerals is pretty rad. Drug store price, free sample packs,a huge color and formula selection, amazing brushes, and fast service have won this hardened make up bitch over. There are 4 different bases, ranging from the dewy, glittery "Original Glo" formula to the formula of my choice, "Intensive."

I also love the heck outta there marketing and branding. Adorable.
The Sample Base Kits are amazeballs. You get 5 free samples of the base formula of your choice, ranging in color from Ivory to Mocha. You can order one free kit each time you make an order, additional samples per order are around $5.00. You get quite a bit of product in each sample, and if you are a mineral makeup fan, this is the way to go.

The also carry some of the best (and cruelty-free) makeup brushes I have ever used. Ever. Soft, silky, and effortless application. No more itchy face, or "scrubbing" to apply your makeup. Truly Glorious.

In short, great price, great product, and worth throwing your hard earned cash on.