Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tag: Rainbow of Beauty Products

Yup, another Tag post.  Gimme a break, I’m just starting out here!  I've got some original stuff coming soon, I promise.

Anyway, this is The Rainbow Tag, where you mention a beauty product for each color of the rainbow.  I altered this tag a big because it’s my blog and I can write what I want to.  Anyway, I don’t see colors right (that’s one of those original posts I mentioned, be patient), so Indigo is a redundant color in my personal visual spectrum.  So I left it out.  To make it up to you I added 5 other colors: Pink, Brown, *Black, **White, and ***Rainbow.  Here we go!

B&BW Peach Sparkle, Estee Lauder Garnet, YSL Extreme Coral
Mascara, Lipstick, Fragrance
Red: Estee Lauder Sumptuous Color Bold Volume Mascara- Garnet
     Yes, I’m starting with a discontinued product.  As I've mentioned I am a Ginger, and this color looks amazeballs on me.  I know there are other makeup companies that make red mascaras (Just For Redheads  makes several) and I intend to check them out once my backups of this are gone.
     Oh, and quick tip- if you have a bunch of backups of mascara that are brand new tubes which have not been opened since they were sealed at the factory, and when you do finally open it you find it drier than you would like, spray some MAC Fix+ into the tube and smoosh it around for a bit, then close it up and let it sit overnight.  It revives the mascara and it wears just like it did when it was fresh out of the factory.  I would not recommend this if you've been using the same tube for over 3 months though.  I’m just talking about brand new tubes.

     OK Really?  Why do companies insist on giving their products names that won’t even fit on the damn packaging?!  Anyway, this is a gorgeous orange-y coral-red color.  It looks fabulous, feels fabulous, and even smells fabulous.  You can bet this was a splurge item and I feel like royalty when I wear it.

Yellow: Bath & Body Works Peach Sparkle Fine Fragrance Mist
     Pretty self explanatory.  It smells like sweet peaches and it’s a great summertime scent.  It came out last year so I don’t think it’s in stores anymore but I’m sure you can easily find it online somewhere.

Green: Walgreens Renew Naturals Soft & Gentle Bio-degradable Wipes (unscented)
     I have just recently come to find out that this is also discontinued.  Curse you Walgreens!!!  *shakes fist*  These were the absolute best makeup wipes I've ever used.  Ever.  They have 10 ingredients total and they’re made from environmentally sustainable, organically grown, biodegradable bamboo fiber.  They take all my makeup off without irritating my skin (I have Rosacea so it’s pretty easy to irritate it) or eyes, they smelled wonderful even thought they were unscented… I just can’t say enough about these things.  Now I have to go on the hunt for new wipes before my stash runs out.  Grr!!

     I've used these things since the year 2000.  They’re just wonderful. I first started using them when I had the 2-week disposable Acuvue lenses, and have continued to use them with the Optic Air Day & Night lenses.  These actually prolong the wear time of my contacts and my optometrist has approved of using them in this way.  It gets rid of protein buildup on the lenses so they stay cleaner longer.  Since you only get one pair of eyes, and mine are guaranteed to be different from yours, I suggest you discuss things like this with your optometrist before following my lead.

Violet: Zoya Remove + Polish Remover, Nail Cleaner, & Nail Prep
     I mentioned this in my 10 Beauty Products Under $10 blog, but it’s just that good it deserves to be listed here too.  As I mentioned in that blog, it’s tough enough to cut through even the most glittery polish, but its somehow gentle enough to not to damage and strip the nails or dry out the cuticles.  Plus it smells kinda nice too.

     I don’t use this as often as I brush my teeth like some folks do, but about once or twice a week I will use it in the shower to get a bit of exfoliating action.  It came with a Sensitive head which was OK but almost too rough for my face.  When that wore out I changed to the Delicate head and it’s been absolutely dreamy since.

     As I mentioned, I have Rosacea.  But you wouldn't know it by looking at me.  This line has completely changed my skin and I couldn't be happier.  I’m not wild about the rose scent but I will gladly put up with that and the hefty price tag to continue to get these results.

     As so many others who use and love this product I can’t really speak to the ‘lash boosting’ claims, but as a simple eyeliner it works like a dream.  The brush tip is so fine you can get a super skinny or ultra chunky line and you can easily get rid of the Mascara-Eyeliner Gap with it.  It’s not waterproof but I don’t find that to be a problem at all.

Brown: Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette
     I can’t say anything about this palette that hasn't already been said by everyone else on the planet.  The packaging is beautiful, the shadows are bliss to work with and compliment practically any skin tone, it will give you a huge range of looks from minimal to casual to professional to night to drama queen, the brush that comes with it is amazing, and the fact that it has a decent-sized mirror is icing on the cake.  Love it.

     This stuff is crazynuts.  It’s a crystal-clear base that’s jam-packed with holographic hex glitter, fine holographic bar glitter, and micro holographic glitter.  I have yet to see or take a photo that will capture all the color and fire and glam of this stuff.  Do not wear it if you plan to operate any heavy machinery in the sun- it’s an accident waiting to happen.

Wrapping up a Rainbow Tag with a rainbow- awesome! So what about you, what are some of your favorite colorful beauty products? Let me know in the comments below!

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*Black is the presence of all colors in Subtractive Color Theory.
** White is the presence of all colors in Additive Color Theory.
***A rainbow is the presence of awesomeness in My Theory.

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