I think I’m probably the biggest fan of organic skincare and makeup. I was so thrilled that a product line came out that would be good for my skin and not harm it in the long run.
I remember the days when Pacifica first came out, I couldn’t wait to try their make-up and skin care items. The eagerness was getting to me. I was so eager to see if their products were going to deliver the magic I was looking for. With vegan friendly and “good for you” skin-loving ingredients I was happy a company was formed that understood my skin care desires.
After all, Pacifica has a range of products that will keep me looking good and smelling good from head to toe with skincare, makeup, lotions, perfumes and even nail polish. All nontoxic cosmetics with innovative formulations. The wait was over. I finally, purchased my first product. Wow! Nice! I thought to myself as I put on my mineralized eyeshadow. It stayed on all day and I truly loved it.
Yes, my first Pacifica product was an eye shadow palette. I fell in love with it after the first use when I saw how pigmented it was and that it stayed on my eyes all day and that was without a setting mist. 🙂 However, after a few tries of some of their other products: the “Cactus & Kale Recovery Lotion”, the “Dreamy Youth Face Day & Night Cream” & the “Quinoa Sensitive Face Wash”, I wasn’t impressed. I was down right disappointed in the performance of these products. The face creams weren’t moisturizing as they claimed they would be and the Quinoa face wash didn’t do anything miraculous for my skin.
In no way am I bashing Pacifica because they have some products that are fairly good such as the “Sea Foam Face Wash” and the “Rice Bright” face scrub but I feel when it comes to organic skin care, make sure you truly shop around and try out the products instead of falling into the hype. There are some good organic skin care lines that really deliver what they claim. So if a line or product doesn’t work for you it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s not a good product, it just means it’s not good for you regardless of how it was hyped up to be.
So, remember, in the world of organic skin care and make-up stick to what works for you and not what other people say is a good product.
With my sensitive eyes, I have been looking for the perfect mascara. One that will lengthen my lashes without causing irritation to my eyes. I have tried several brands and with some I end up looking like a raccoon by the end of the day or I have to keep wiping my watery eyes because they’re irritating me.
Well, thankfully, with all the brands I’ve tried (and it’s been a few) I finally found some that are true to their claim. Listed below are the mascaras that work for me regarding sensitivity, length and giving me those long luscious lashes we’re all after and those that failed.
Hall of Fame
- Makeup Forever
In one word WOW! This mascara is amazing. It gave my lashes the false lash effect without the irritation. Ahh… a sigh of relief-long, dark lashes without clumps, cakiness, irritation or rub-offs. This mascara definitely gets two thumbs up for making my lashes look beautiful and not budging until I take it off.
- Benefit They’re Real Mascara
I put this one up there with Makeup Forever as well. My lashes were so long it actually looked like I had lash extensions. A+ Benefit.
3. Tarte – Lights, Camera, Lashes
I heard good things about this mascara but for me it didn’t deliver what they claimed. I’ve had better outcomes with other mascaras on lengthening and believe for the price Tarte charges, they should have come through as promised. On thing I didn’t like is the rub-off. I ended up with raccoon eyes at the end of the day. However, I do give it a thumbs up for no irritation, coating my lashes nicely & lengthening a bit but not to the false lash effect as they advertise. Why Tarte?!? I really wanted to like this. 😦
4. Lancôme Définicils High Definition Mascara
I probably should have put this as number one since this is my staple make-up item. I can not say enough about this product. There is no irritation, it elongates my lashes to long natural looking lashes, has absolutely no rub-off and no heavy lash feeling or cakiness. I’ve always been a fan of Lancôme’s mascaras and this by far truly does what it says.
Hall of Shame
- Almay Get Up & Grow
NO! This gets a big N…O… So, ok, I don’t know if I got a bad product or something but this mascara disappointed me to where I almost called the manufacturer myself. My eyes were burning and watering so bad I had to take it off. What happened with Almay? I thought this product was made for people with allergies and sensitivity to chemicals. #HighlyDisappointed
- Physician’s Formula Organic Wear Fake Out
So, being that Almay didn’t deliver its claims they posted on their packaging, I tried Physician’s Formula for my sensitive eyes and hmm….what a let down! I ended up looking like a panda at the end of the day the rub-off was so bad. And, as far as the false lash effect, yeah right, What happened PF because I never saw it?!?! I can honestly say though, this product did not irritate my eyes and for that I commend PF for a sensitive eye formulation, but for a false lash effect – this is not the one.
From Me To You With Love,
So I’ve searched and I’ve tested. What is the best eye cream?!? Well I found it!:-) Actually, I found two. Two eye creams that gave me remarkable results and I’m happy to report those two products to you. I hope it works well for you as they did for me. First up….
StriVectin SD –
I couldn’t wait to use the StriVectin products when they first came out then I got a look at the price. Uh…never mind but one day I truly needed an eye cream that worked to take away the puffiness, so I finally gave in and thought about giving StriVectin a try. I was AMAZED. The StriVectin SD eye cream really did work. I was so happy that I purchased this amazing eye cream. After trying so many over the counter products, splurging on this was a wise choice. Even though some beauty products may cost a pretty penny, please listen to me when I say, treat yourself every now and then because you will be happy you did.
Korres Quercetin & Oak Anti-wrinkle Eye Cream
One thing I really liked about this eye cream is how well it moisturized my under eye area exceptionally well. Besides taking away my puffiness and possibly crows feet this eye cream did wonders. This is one to surely keep in stock.
Ok friends, until next time – stay beautiful and keep it simple.
From Me to You With Love,
One of my favorite things to do is to accessorize. I love putting a nice outfit together with a nice strong powerful necklace. However, not every necklace goes with every neckline, as we probably all know, so listed below ( you can thank me later – wink 😉 ) is a wonderful dainty chart about which necklaces goes with which neckline. I absolutely love accessories and am so thankful that someone put this cheat sheet together.
I love shopping and what’s better than shopping and getting great bargains. For frugal fashion Friday, I found some really neat things for $100.00 or less that will have you looking good and feeling great.
The Multi Wrap Jumpsuit. I love jumpsuits and I found this one at Target.com for only $26.00. There are so many ways you can wear it. Instead of having a V neck, you can wrap the garment to make it into a halter jumpsuit, a classic thick band cross-back jumpsuit and other variations. Check out Target.com and do a search for the “Mossimo Women’s Multi Wrap Jumpsuit”.
Every women needs a classic work bag and I found this one at us.accessorize.com. for $88.00. For this style and quality of bag, it’s a great deal.
My new favorite thing that I want in every color are the leather band statement bracelets. You can get them in a single band or a multiband. The one pictured is a single band from Charming Charlie for $13.00. My Target store also has the multiband bracelet for about $10.00.
Ok, friends, these are my fabulous & frugal fashion finds for now. Until next time, keep it cheap but with good quality.
From Me To You With Love,