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Tag Archives: Cosmetics

Buzzfeed : 27 beauty Products to look for in 2014.

3 Jan

I am personally kind of tired of these Buzzfeed lists, but this one is better and exciting.  (according to me.)

The 27 Transcendent Beauty Products to Look out for in 2014.

I mean, ‘transcendent’ might be a bit of an exaggeration, but I like their moxie.

Here are some of the Must Have’s on the list:

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Advice From an Expert – Special Guest Post and Special Deal for Chicago!

12 Dec

We are trying new ideas here on Fairy Godmother and one of the ideas we are considering is Advice from an Expert.

For our debut, I asked my friend Beth who is a cosmetician and owns her own med spa. Yes, home girl has skills.  She is also responsible for keeping my almost 40 year old face looking like a hot little boss.

I asked Beth for skin care advice during the Winter months.

It is important to moisturize your face no matter the time of year, but it is imperative during the winter months. If you already have dry skin, you should up the amount of times you apply per day, but the key here is to not skip over your neck and chest.

Keep your skin moisturized: Choose a good, oil-based moisturizer to keep the skin moisturized and soft. Pay special attention to the exposed parts (and the most affected areas) like your hands, nails, feet and lips. Keep them well moisturized at all times.  Even those who have oily skin must use light moisturizing lotions after cleansing to keep the skin healthy and helps maintains the pH Balance. It is important to use a mild facial cleanser and wash with lukewarm water, hot water can strip your skin of its essential oils and your skin can become too dry and irritated. Make sure to exfoliate at least 2-3 times per week this will help promote skin cell turnover and also allow for better product penetration.
Use a good sunscreen: People like to enjoy the sun during winters but little do they know that exposure to the sun can harm their skin in winter too. Use a sunscreen of SPF 30 or more and make sure that it contains Zinc.  In fact, it should be a part of your daily routine throughout the year. Don’t say goodbye to your sunscreen just because summer is over
Do not lick your lips: Winter is the season of chapped lips and licking them will make them more chapped. Use a good lip balm to keep your lips soft and protected. Lip balm with Vit E works well.
For Chicago area folks, Beth is offering a special on Microdermabrasion.  I get this, and I swear by it.  Yeah, you may looked a bit jacked up the next day, but Honeypie, by day 3 you are amazing.
 Package of 3 Microdermabrasion Treatments Plus Basic Facial
Only 165.00 through January
Package must be bought by January 30th to get this offer. The regular price for this package is 255.00. Please mention, print out, or display this email to redeem.
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 We hope you Lovelies enjoyed this!  We hope to have more Advice from an Expert on here soon.

~Anna

What I’m into right now – Brown Eye Liner

6 Dec

I received a double ended brown/black liner from Julep a while ago and I got one from Paula Dorf years ago.  I fall in and out of love with this shade, but right now I’m way hard into it.

Big bonus – you can go heaver on the liner for work.

It looks appropriate for fall/winter.

Blends nicely with other browns and neutrals for the season.

Since it isn’t as harsh as black, you can get away with a festive red lip at work as well.  Big bonus…this girl likes her red lips.  MWAH!

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How do you feel about brown eyeliner?

~Anna

Julep – Finally cancelled!

19 Nov

So, success?

To recap, I made the initial call to cancel my Julep Maven Monthly Subscription on Tuesday the 12th.  I received the confirmation of the cancel request on Tuesday, the 19th.

Perhaps I am jaded in our instant gratification lifestyle, but I think if a company is willing to take your money and subscribe you immediately it should be willing to let you go just as fast.

I was seriously worried that they wouldn’t accept my cancellation in time and I would be charged for another month.  That’s sort of a crazy fear, isn’t it?  I don’t think I should have to worry about something like that especially if I made the cancellation request in ample time before their billing date.

But, I was worried.  Especially since a girl on their Facebook page said she had been waiting for over a week for them to get back to her about her cancellation request.

I am not knocking Julep’s products. I’m not even dissatisfied with their service, I just didn’t want more nail polish and I wanted to try another beauty box.  Their boxes were always shipped timely, always packaged beautifully, and their product quality is great.

It’s just this cancellation thing that has me seriously upset.  Upset enough to complain about it on here, A LOT.  🙂 So thanks for listening!

I really hope Julep makes changes to how they handle cancellations.

~Anna

Splurge or Steal – Drug Store dupes of Clinique!

12 Nov

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Check out Rachel’s Blog: The Life Unsweetened for other amazing money saving tips!

Julep November 2013 Maven Box

8 Nov

Here is my latest Julep box.  I need to admit that as much as I enjoy Julep, I am considering cancelling the monthly subscription.   At this point I have more nail polish bottles than I can probably use in a life time.

I wish there was an option to temporarily suspend the service instead of opting to skip every month or cancelling.  I don’t receive the monthly email from Julep letting me know my box was ready and this is the time to place it on hold or send to someone one.  And I keep track of way too many things in my life to add one more thing I need to worry about…so yeah…I am cancel.  Let me know of other beauty boxes that are on the market.  I already get Ipsy and Kassi gets Birchbox.

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I love the color of that lip gloss!  Prefect berry for Fall/Winter.

~Anna

Skin Care Regimen – Easy to follow guide

29 Oct

Your skin is the biggest organ on your body  – Is it just me or does that sound kind of creepy?  But really – it’s true!  If you want to look and feel your best you need to take care of your skin.  What you eat and how much you drink is really essential to that, so please bare that in mind.  Also, if you have persistent skin issues; bad acne, redness, etc that makes you feel like you don’t even want to leave the house even with a spatula’s worth of foundation on – I strongly urge you to see a Dermatologist.  Your issues might be easily treatable and your confidence boosted.

Ok – lecture over.  Now to the nitty gritty.

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Here is our skin care Regimen easy breakdown:

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  • Cleanse with a make-up removing cleanser.
  • Remove any excess eye make-up with a make-up remover.
  • Tone using an alcohol free toner.
  • Apply NightCream.

 

Product Recommendations:

Cleanser:    Make-up Removing, Dry Skin, Acne Prone / sensitive skin, Oily Skin and the Classic

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Toner:  DIY Toner, Normal-Senestive Skin, Problem Skin

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Moisturizer:  All Natural/Budget, oily/acne, Tinted Moisturizer , Sensitive ,  w/ SPF 

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Pro-tip: Jojoba Oil also works as a make-up remover.

Eye Cream:  Dark Circles/Puffiness, Crow’s Feet, Drug Store

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Night Cream:  We are new to night creams but we LOVE this one.

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How to Replicate Patrick Bateman’s Grooming Regimen

24 Oct

You won’t want to stop looking at yourself in the mirror.

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Patrick Bateman spent hours perfecting his appearance.  You might not be able to get his physique right away but with “a balanced diet and a rigorous exercise routine” you might be on the road to Bateman.

Just please don’t kill any hookers.

We can show you how to replicate his grooming regimen- For a step by step CLICK HERE.

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Do you like Phil Collins? I’ve been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke.

Want to see a video of it in action: click here

 

October must have – Matte Nail Polish.

22 Oct

It’s time to update your fall colors, especially with nails.  Using a matte top coat to change the texture of your current polish is an easy, and cheap, way to change up your manicure.

My favorite Matte top coat is Essie “Matte About You” – It’s $10 at Ulta.

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Look at how excellent black looks matte:

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and grey!

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Dark Blue.

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Or do a combo of Matte and Shiny

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DIY Magnetic Makeup Organizers

20 Oct

Hey everyone!  Just came across these organizers and had to share.

Great way to store and show off your makeup.  No more digging thru that makeup bag!

They are really pretty easy to make.

Magnetic Make-up board. Cover a sheet of metal with fabric and glue to a frame. Add small magnets to the back of your products.  You can even add little cups from the dollar store to store you brushes!

Here is the BEST tutorial I’ve come across.  Make-up Magnet Board

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Sleek.

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modern.

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Super cute right?  Enjoy!  -k