Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sexy Summertime Glow!

Summertime is right around the corner, which means your blindingly white skin that has not seen the light of day in 6 months is about to make an appearance!
Now you can do a few things to get that beautiful tan that we all love. You can risk cancer and wrinkles and lay in the sun or go to a tanning salon. You can also risk looking like an oompa loompa and get a spray tan or self tan at home.
Not everyone wants to look like a cheeto and the smell of self tanner is definitely not exactly pleasant but everyone wants to look healthy and glowy, not pale and pasty!
So here are a few products that will give your skin a gorgeous tinted glow!

Prtty Peaushun
 First, let me introduce you to Prtty Peaushun (pronounced pretty potion) Skintight Body Lotion. Prtty Peaushun is a skin enhancer created by Hollywood makeup artist, Bethany Karlyn. Prtty Peaushun claims to "lift, firm, tighten and diminish the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks and varicose veins". Now, I don't know if it does all that because I have not been using it long enough but I sure hope it does! What it does do is give the skin a radiant flattering glow! Prtty Peaushun is fragrance free and does not contain any toxic ingredients or animal products. It is not tested on animals. It also contains 92% raw ingredients which I would have listed but the list was a bit long-if you visit the website, they list all the ingredients and what each one does. It comes in 5 shades and retails at $36 for 8 ounces!

Bathina, take a pic it last longer
 Next is Benefit's Bathina, Take a Pic it Last Longer-a "silky, glimmering body balm" that adds a golden-pink sheen to your skin! I could not find the ingredients for this one but it retails at $28 for 1.5 ounce.

Mineral Sheer Veil
  Lastly, get that Goddess Glow with Little Goddess Mineral Sheer Veil! This little bottle of liquid light will keep your skin looking radiant throughout the day! My Mineral Sheer Veil contains antioxidants including Vitamins A, E, Ginkgo Biloba and Ginseng Extracts and retails at $28 for 1 ounce. Available in 3 shades.  

So whichever way you decide to get your glow on will be much healthier than baking under the blazing sun and you will avoid smelling like a corn chip!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Primed and Ready!

Well my little lovelies, today we are going to discuss the importance of primer.

Everything that is painted-a wall, furniture, a car, etc-needs a primer. A primer creates tooth, in other words, something for the paint to hold on to! A primer also creates a seal to protect the surface, be it wood or metal.

Your skin needs a primer also if you plan on painting it. Think of your face as the wall and your foundation as the paint! You will need a primer to do one of a few things:

First, a primer can provide something for the foundation to stick to. When you apply primer, your foundation will adhere to the primer instead of sliding away or settling in with your moisturizer.

Second, a primer can protect the surface by locking in any moisturizer you have already applied. Also, instead of your foundation sitting on your skin and settling into your pores, it will "float" on top of it with the primer. Your foundation will last longer!

Third, a primer can provide some benefits for the skin:

Pore Perfecting Face Primer
If you have oily skin, a primer such as Little Goddess Pore Perfecting Face Primer, can mattify the skin and control the oilies. Our Pore Perfecting Face Primer contains Salicylic Acid to fight acne and keep skin smooth. Remember to use sun protection as BHA's can leave your skin sun sensitive!

RetexturCREME Face Primer

If you have dry skin, a primer such as LittleGoddess RetexturCREME Face Primer can provide an additional layer of moisture. Especially good for the dry winter months!

Retextur Face Primer

Little Goddess Retextur Face Primer with SPF 20 is good for all skin types. This virtually weightless serum contains opalescent light reflectors that diminish lines and leaves a translucent effect on the skin. Antioxidant Vitamins A and E seal in moisture, creating the smoothest possible base for foundation.

Primers can also be worn alone to smooth out the appearance of your skin! I like to spot prime-I like to use the Retextur SPF 20 to prime my cheeks and the delicate area under my eyes so concealer goes on smoothly. Sometimes, in the summer, if I feel a bit shiny, I will use the Pore Perfecting Primer to keep the shine off my forehead!

So ladies, if you have been having problems getting your makeup to stay on, visible pores, shininess or dryness, a primer might be just the thing you need to prepare your skin for all day perfection! 

Happy Prepping and Priming!