Friday, September 23, 2016

Burt's Bees Ginger Spice Lip Balm

It's Fall and everything seems to be Pumpkin Spice.  It's not a favorite of mine though, so how about some Ginger?

Ginger Spice is a limited seasonal addition to the many delish flavors of Burt's Bees lip balms. This is no mild baked cookie ginger but one that has a  fairly strong spicy scent and taste. It's clear and highly hydrating like all their balms with sunflower seed, coconut oil and shea butter.

Available now, look for the limited edition gingerbread man box .

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

MAC Brow Sculpt Pencil

Brow Sculpt is the new eyepencil from MAC joining their already deep brow line up.

This new pencil has an angled tip making it easier to get more precise lines and touch ups. The pencil is matte and very natural looking while adding a  nice bit of color. It feels a bit hard but goes on and into brows easily.

I have two of the lighter shades - Omega and Fling. I love that there are several choices for lighter brows , these are great colors that work well for blondes and redheads. I have a  tough time finding the right brow color and both of these work for me.

There are eight shades in all.

MAC Brow Sculpt Pencil is $ 21 and available now in the permanent line.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Fashion Week Gets Real- NY Spring 2017

Rachel Comey 
New York's 2017 Spring Fashion Week has come and gone. We'll look for trends and eyeball new products to come in many of the looks but what struck me most this season was a couple designers who realized that what the biz calls " real  women" can make great models for their clothes.  It's about time.

Rachel Comey

Rachel Comey

The first show I flipped through that had models of all types was Rachel Comey . I had to look twice- was that someone over 50 ?? With greying hair??  It was and there were more to come.

Rachel Comey
Tracy Reese

Tracy Reese did the same for her presentation . Her always gorgeous dresses and bright colors shone on ladies who weren't just a size 4 , with long flowy hair aged 18 .  All these women looked fabulous .

Tracy Reese

Tracy Reese

It's  a small start but  a start nonetheless.  What are your thoughts?

Tracy Reese

Monday, September 19, 2016

Essence Prettifying Lip Oil, BB Lipgloss & Long Last Lipliner

Your lips get some newness from Essence this Fall.

Prettifying Lip Oil is a super moisturizing, almost clear oil. It has the barest of tints , looking almost clear with some shine on lips but not gloss like . It has a nice light fruity scent and uses jojoba oil for moisture. Great on it's own  or over a lipstick to add a little shine and sheen.  Shown in First Help, Pinky ( 3 shades in all) $ 2.99

BB Beauty Balm Lipgloss is a slightly thicker than normal gloss with nice light to medium, non sticky coverage.  Shea butter and vitamin e add moisture . The shade I have Keep It Real is a great light nude that makes lips look a little fuller. $ 3.49 ( Available in 5 shades)

Long Lasting Lipliner is a very nice liner for the price, This is creamy with no drag and had good pigment. It fills  and lines well along with holding up well over the morning. $ 2.49 . Available in 9 shades.