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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Buying Discount Cosmetics

I love a bargain when I'm shopping. Makeup is no different. Cosmetics can get quite expensive, siscount cosmetics are a good way to save money. Most of us work hard for our money and must budget it wisely. Many discount cosmetics are just as good as higher priced items. With some savvy shopping, you can look great without spending too much.
There are several ways to save money on makeup. Shop during sales — many drugstore chains have buy one, get one half-off sales. If wearing the latest shade isn’t important to your, then look for clearance markdowns of outgoing season’s colors.

Brands that cost less:

Essence cosmetics has a variety of colors for lips, eyes, blush, and nails. Their eyes shadows last throughout the day without creasing or flaking. An added bonus — they don’t test their products on animals.

Popular value priced makeup company e.l.f.  offers a complete line of makeup including foundation, eye shadow, blush, lip color, and accessories. It is all very reasonably priced and good quality.

Bonne Bell
I’ve known Bonne Bell for their lip-glosses, but they make much more. They also make eye shadow, bronzer, and concealer that are lower priced.

Etsy brings together individual storefronts of handmade and vintage items. It is also a great place to find inexpensive mineral makeup. There are eye shadows in a wide variety of colors. 

Online Stores
Buying online can help you get some good deals. When buying via the internet, it is good to buy several things at once and stock up to save money on shipping costs.

All Cosmetics Wholesale has many popular department store cosmetic brands at a discount. Many of their items are “shelf pulled” items that may have packaging ware. A good thing about their website is that they note if an item for sale is past its marked expiration date, if it has one.

Ulta’s online store has some good deals and lots of sales and special promotions.

updated 3/24/14

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Tired Feet? Try Peppermint Foot Lotion

When I have to wear shoes all day, especially when I've had a long day of standing and walking my feet get so HOT and TIRED. I get home and just want something to make them feel better. I love peppermint - it's good for cooling and soothing skin. Peppermint foot lotion does wonders for tired feet.
If you’ve been on your feet all day and have tired, sweaty feet, peppermint lotion might be one treat they need. Feet support your body throughout the day, and can end up tired and achy. A foot massage can do wonders to feel better, if you have had a rough day. There are many benefits to using a foot cream or lotion with peppermint.

Peppermint is known to relieve tense, sore muscles. It can rejuvenate and refresh tired feet.

In aromatherapy, peppermint is used to re-energize and revitalize the senses. It is uplifting and can improve your mood. So if you need a little energy boost, sniffing some peppermint may be what you need.

Depending on your footwear, your feet may be hot and sweaty and in need of some cooling power. The menthol contained in peppermint gives skin a cooling sensation, and it feels invigorating. Peppermint can help soothe irritated skin. When combined with the moisturizers in lotion, it can be great for dry skin.

A wonderful lotion to try is Burt’s Bees Peppermint Foot Lotion. It is made with natural ingredients that include not only peppermint and menthol, but vegetable glycerin, coconut oil, and other natural plant oils. It softens feet and smooths calluses, while reviving tired feet — not to mention giving them a fresh minty scent.
If your feet have put up with some abuse, or if they just need a little pampering, try using peppermint lotion. You can also add peppermint oil to a foot scrub or soak. It is good for not only your feet, but also your whole body and emotional well-being.

Lubriderm Soothing Relief Daily Lotion for Treating Dry, Itchy Skin

Lubriderm has been helping to treat dry skin for many years. Using a moisturizer regularly can help keep skin hydrated and soft.  We are very dependent on our hands for most of the work that we do — cleaning, washing dishes, writing, gardening, manual labor, and so much more. After working or exposure to water or cold, they may need a little extra care. Skin can get dry, cracked, tight feeling, and cry out for some moisture. It’s hard when hands feel miserable from being dry and chapped.
I go through a lot of lotion and moisturizing creams. I like to keep lotion or hand cream handy in the places that I seem to need it most — usually near the kitchen and bathroom sink to use after washing. I also need to have some available when I go out, so having a container of moisturizer in my car or purse is great.  So if you can’t stand the feeling of tight, dry, itchy skin, then lotion or hand cream is essential. 

Lubriderm contains emollients to soften and nourish skin. They have a variety of lotions and creams for different moisturizing needs. My favorite Lubriderm pick is their Soothing Relief Daily Lotion. It relieves tight, itchy skin. It quickly absorbs into skin and provides long-lasting moisturizing. It makes skin feel good right away. The formula isn’t too oily or greasy. The Soothing Relief Daily Lotion has menthol, without having an overpowering scent. It gives skin a cooling sensation for soothing and calming itchy, irritated skin. It is slightly invigorating. The lotion is great for using all over the body, especially to refresh tired feet.

updated 3/26/14

Physicians Formula Makeup That Can Help You Look Younger

Okay, Physicians Formula is one of the makeup brands at the top of my favorites list. They have some great products for sensitive skin, and I've long been a fan because they have foundation that actually matches my skin tone. Now they have several products that help with overcoming some of the common symptoms of getting older - loss of skin elasticity, thinning eye lashes, and thinning lips.

With our culture thriving on a youthful appearance, many women want to use anti-aging products and makeup to their advantage. Physicians Formula can help you combat the visible signs of aging through makeup.  There are several products that can help with fighting the signs of getting older.

The Happy Booster Glow and Mood Boosting Lipstick contains collagen-boosting peptides to make lips look plump and healthy. Another bonus is that it is supposed to be uplifting to your mood.

Lash-Enhancing Eyeliner and Serum
The Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner and Serum defines eyes and improves the look of lashes. It enhances natural lashes instantly and over time. It is hypoallergenic, fragrance free, and safe for contact lens wearers.

Organic Wear 100% Natural Lash Boosting Mascara makes lashes look thicker and longer. All of the ingredients are from products with a natural origin. The mascara contains no harsh chemicals, parabens, or synthetic fragrances and colors. See fuller lashes instantly and improvement over a four-week period of use.

Youthful Wear Youth-Boosting Foundation improves skin firmness and elasticity. It evens out skin tone and texture. It provides coverage that lasts all day that looks natural. The makeup has a consistency that is not too thick or cakey when applied.

Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Youth-Boosting Concealer combines two concealing products in one to help you look your best and cover flaws. There is yellow cream color to correct dark circles under the eyes and light stick for covering imperfections. It blends easily to smooth lines and has ingredients to help improve skin firmness.

updated 3/24/14