Monday, August 29, 2016

A Footwear Answer for Working Women Everywhere

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I think one word women have heard since they were very little is the word PEDS. I mean, who doesn’t know what they are? And they’ve fixed an age-old or rather millennial-old problem, with these I found recently. See, my feet don’t fare very well to being cooped up in heels all day without protection in the form of a sock or nylon. Ok, I’ll say it – my feet stink! If I wear bare feet inside leather or non-leather shoes, they sweat and after a while they will stick up the shoes permanently. Up until about 1 decade ago, or longer actually, we had nylons but since those have gone the way of the stone washed jeans, what’s a woman to do?

 

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

#NudeItUp With the New Collection from bareMinerals

BAREMINERALS just came out with a huge collection of lippies called GEN NUDE. It’s comprised of lipsticks, lipgloss, liquid lipcolors and lip liners. 60 shade offerings in all!

Nude lippies are a funny thing. It would seem that since its nude, it would go with all skin tones but that’s not the case. I recently threw out an expensive nude liquid lipstick after determining that it was too pink for me.

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Let's check out some from each collection!

 

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Are We Being Trumped By Mascara Companies?

I’ve often wondered about mascara, as in, what’s to stop a company from using the same formula from product to product just with different packaging and a new jazzy name? Take The SuperSizer and Plumpify blastPRO both from COVERGIRL that I got around the same time. I like them both a lot and have been alternating from using each one on different days. The brushes are different so they seem to apply the mascara a little bit differently in the end look. But how do I know that this is really a new or different formula from the one hanging on the rack in the store next to it?

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So with this in mind, I did a little research into these two specific ones. First, mascara formulas are probably not all that different from each other. I mean, they have to do a specific thing and as you can see from the below, have to contain the same kinds of ingredients. And if you were curious about product testing and the FDA, click here

The SuperSizer ingredients:

Water, Acrylates Copolymer, Glyceryl Stearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Triethanolamine, Polyethylene, Propylene Carbonate, Lecithin, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Synthetic Wax, Oleic Acid, Alcohol Denat., Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Panthenol, Methylparaben, Glycerin, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Xanthan Gum, Tocopherol, Trisodium EDTA, Simethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Methylcellulose. May Contain: Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide.

Plumpify ingredients:

Water/Eau, Acrylates Copolymer, Glyceryl Stearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cire De Carnauba, Triethanolamine, Polyethylene, Propylene Carbonate, Lecithin, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Synthetic Wax, Oleic Acid, Alcohol Denat., Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Panthenol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Methylparaben, Glycerin, Ethylparaben, Tocopherol, Propylparaben, Xanthan Gum, Trisodium EDTA, Simethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Methylcellulose. May Contain: Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide.

So just something to think about because I’m not sure us consumers will or could ever know if a company owns one, two or three different mascara formulas that they just alternate with each new one they put out. What do you think?

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