Tuesday, July 12, 2011

IMATS 2011

These pictures are from IMATS. This is the second year I have attended and I was a little more impressed by them last year. MUFE was selling all of their products at 40% off last year and being that I was a little unprepared money wise last year I did not take advantage. So, I thought this year I will save money and be more prepared. Well, this time MUFE was having two discounts. One, 20% off for non makeup artists, and 40% for makeup artists. Needless to say I did not buy anything at 20% off. Why even bother. Later that day I started feeling a little sorry for myself and bought one lipstick and one concealer. I wanted a foundation but they were sold out. Well, when I got home I noticed that the MUFE people gave me a lipgloss instead of a lipstick. I had to mail the lipstick to MUFE headquarters so they could exchange it for the right one. It all worked out at the end but it left a bad taste in my mouth. Anyway, these are the pics my cousin and I took. The highlight of the day was to have our eyebrows done by the brow guru EUGENIA WESTON. Last year the line was too long for her so we did not wait but this time there was no line and we scored. You can see the difference in my cousin's eyebrows. Eugenia is so good at eyebrows and even on mine that I get really sensitive when plucking. Her plucking does not hurt at all. I'm totally visiting her salon in the valley. Enjoy!


Top 100 Cosmetic Manufactures

I ran across this article from a friend of mine who used to work for Estee Lauder. I really miss her. Anyway, I think it's an interesting article to read. It really is informative and you can see where your money goes, at least with me hahaha. I can't really say the biggest brand of makeup I bought in the last year was because I don't know for sure. I guess if you count someone like proctor and gamble then you would include Pantene, Olay, Herbal Essences and such not just makeup. But if we are talking just makeup I think that Estee Lauder takes it for me. I bought a couple of items including the newest Sensuous fragrance ( I love those) which by the way their newest one is called Sensuous Nude coming in August online. Well let me know if this article is interesting.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Drug Store Face Masks

I think one of the most important skin care items people do not really do as part of their skin care routine is a weekly face mask. Yes, we have all been told that wearing a moisturizer with SPF everyday is a must, but what about a face mask? For years I have been obsessed with them but have to admit I do not use them very often except in the summer months. My face gets oily and I seem to want to try every moisturizer and mask that can control my oily skin in the hotter months. I have been a true follower of the Queen Helene Mint Julep Face Mask. I've seen the QH Grape Seed Peel off Mask and have been curious to try but those peel off masks kinda hurt when I take them off.
On the QH website there are one mask and one scrub that I'd like to try but have not seen at my local drugstores. They are the Avocado and Grapefruit Mask for normal skin and the Pomegranate and Raspberry facial scrub.
Well here are a couple more I want to try. The Freeman Mint and Lemon Clay Mask, Superfruits Detoxifying Clay Mask, and the Pure Ambition Avocado/Oatmeal Facial Clay Masque by Freeman as well. Is there a cheap facial mask that you use? Or do you have a good DIY recipe you'd like to share?