Sunday, January 13, 2019

Burt's Bees Liquid Lipstick

Fairly new from Burt's Bees is a liquid lipstick.

Burt's has been doing a good job in the color makeup department and I am liking this new lipstick too.

blusing rose, mauve meadow, tidal taupe
It's a thicker formula, don't think gloss like or even really a thin liquid like some other brands. I am fine with this as it gives full, lipstick like coverage in one swipe.

It feels comfy on lips, again a little thick, but creamy and decently hydrating. Apricot , sunflower and babassu oils, shea butter and castor oil are some of the ingredients.  It sets to a semi satin finish  and I really like that as I am not a matte fan . Wear time is average, not  long but a couple hours on me. The pigment is full with deep color and it applies nicely with a wide doe foot applicator.

This makes a great lippie choice for right now since Winter is here and it's cold. You can have  moisture and rich color that stands out under the hat and scarf.  Tidal Taupe has become a daily go to shade, it's a deeper nude with a peach undertone.

Burt's Bees Liquid Lipstick comes in 12 shades and is  sugg. retail $10 wherever the brand is sold including Amazon.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Sally Hansen + Crayola Insta Dri Glam Rock Nail Polish

I love Sally Hansen's Insta Dri collection.  I'm the person who remembers she wanted to paint her nails at 10PM.  Regular polish takes too long to dry at that hour, and that's where Insta Dri  comes in.  It really dries that fast.  

Now there is a new Crayola collab , Glam Rock,  that has metallic ( my fav) shades .   These have  lot of pigment and come in 12 fun colors. I have Shimmering Blush and Metallic Seaweed. Both will pop under all our Winter gear , brightening things up a bit. 

Sally Hansen Insta Dri Glam Rock are $ 7.99 sugg. retail

Sunday, January 6, 2019

WelleCo The Super Elixir Sleep Welle Calming Tea

Sleep, it's considered a luxury these days according to some articles I've read. And I am sure most of would say we don't get enough rest. Or in my case, good rest. While do I sleep plenty  , my sleep is often interrupted, I wake a lot and so I don't get enough deep , restful sleep. I probably am not the only one.

 While I don't have interest in resorting to medicines if I can help it, herbs and teas are a different story.

WelleCo, co-founded by supermodel Elle MacPherson and based in Australia , have several plant based Super Elixirs for healthy living and feeling.

Sleep Welle Fortified Calming Tea is a blend of valerian root, hops and scullcap that are said to help with anxiety and relax us. Lemon Balm , Passionflower, Natural mango and lemon flavors round out the ingredients.

The teabags smell a bit strong and not great out of the bag but once you get them in hot water, a fabulous fruity tasting and smelling liquid appears.  It's delicious.

After drinking just a small amount,  with a little honey added, I did feel myself begin to relax and feel a little drowsy. That surprised me. I know how well herbs can perform but to actually feel the results is different. The tea was a welcome calmer on a cold  night but it can be  drank anytime of day or night.

There is also a lovely smelling Calming Mist . A few spritzes gives a light fragrance of vetiver and chamomile. Nothing strong , it just adds a little aromatherapy to the room.

WelleCo The Super Elixir Sleep Welle Calming Tea comes in a caddy or a refill of bags.  The caddy with 50 bags is $ 69 and the 50 bag refill ( shown ) is $ 37

Sleep Welle Calming Mist is $ 35

Ground Shipping is free.

Available at WelleCo

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Beauty Alchemist Facebook Page

Hello readers. Happy New Year.

I'm ringing in 2019 by hopping back a decade or so and finally having a dedicated Beauty Alchemist FB page. Not my fav social media platform but I needed it for my Insta account, so here I am . I'll be sharing pics and such , from IG and the blog to there with new product launches, favorite perfumes etc and some stand alone posts .  Stop by and  like/follow and say hello.