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07-20-2011, 02:13 AM
Very late to responding, but I checked out your blog :respec: . Love it - keep it comin' !! :cheer2:

Thank you! I promise to post more, and add pictures in the future. :) I added a new post today too.

07-20-2011, 02:15 AM
I look at all these lovely photos of nail polish and wonder how people get it to look so nice and round by the cuticle. My nails always look kinda crappy when I paint them!

I really want some nice, nude pink but I don't wanna spend $8 on an Essie polish. :rofl: I am so cheap.

07-20-2011, 04:44 AM
I ordered this http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004RK7I2W
Hopefully it actually works. lol I thought maybe it being korean product it might work for my korean eyelashes. lol.

It works! :) It helps to hold the curl! You curl your lashes first and then put it on before the mascara. I use lashblast fusion (the purple tube) :)

07-20-2011, 04:46 AM
At least it's not a lash curler. I am scared of those. :scream:

07-20-2011, 04:54 AM
:lol: I know they look scary but my lashes would never curl without them.

07-20-2011, 05:21 AM
Hm, perhaps I should recommend that to my boss. He's always trying to get his lashes to curl but they never hold.
I don't know if anyone has ever tried Aveda skin care, but they just came out with an exfoliating scrub that uses powdered tourmaline. It's called the Tourmaline Radiant Skin Refiner. It leaves the skin feeling really soft, I like it much better than the Origins Modern Friction, which tends to irritate my skin a little. With this recent bout of humidity I feel like I can't possibly exfoliate enough. Blech.

07-20-2011, 11:05 PM
I was just given an eyelash curler and have never used one. Do I use it before or after mascara? I also found a mascara base coat from Claudia Stevens on a clearance shelf at Winners that I'm really hoping works almost as well as the cils booster that I can't afford!

07-21-2011, 12:17 AM
I have a problem, fellow glamor pusses--I CANNOT get my toe nail polish to come off.
I had the same polish on my finger nails, and it came off just fine. I have tried two different nail polish removers, soaking my feet before using the remover, painting another color over it then trying to remove it (I've had success with that in the past--this time, the topcoat came off and the bottom coat is in tact), and dumped an entire bottle of clear nail polish on them. I have managed to scrape about half of it off my nails, but there's still a tinge on some toes and full-on polish on the others.

I've had this color for a week and was getting tired of it. It's like the break-up from hell. There's nothing wrong with my nails, btw. The one nail I've managed to get clear of polish (mostly, except at the top) is very healthy looking, so it's not that. Please, fair FSU, save me toe nails! I refuse to wear tennis shoes or any other closed toe shoes before October! :drama:

07-21-2011, 12:21 AM
Make sure your remover has acetone in it. Acetone is a universal solvent. Lately they've been selling non-acetone removers that may not work as well.

07-21-2011, 12:26 AM
Make sure your remover has acetone in it. Acetone is a universal solvent. Lately they've been selling non-acetone removers that may not work as well.


I like these: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?skuId=2211109&productId=xlsImpprod2810257&navAction=push&navCount=1&categoryId=cat80076

07-21-2011, 12:31 AM
Bah! Both removers in big letters: ACETONE FREE. Off to Wal-Greens I go to remove the nail polish from hell. I want chemicals. My shampoo is vegan, so my body is probably craving unhealthy, non-environmentally sound products anyway.

07-21-2011, 12:43 AM

Finally making an appointment to see my doctor about my dry eyes. I'll use the opportunity to ask him what the heck is up with my hair too. NOTHING is helping anymore. Tried clarifying shampoo, then TSal. It's no longer greasy, but now it's all sticky when you touch it. Ew. I'm wondering if it's a fungal thing growing on my head.

07-21-2011, 01:33 AM
I've decided to give up powder blush and try a cream of some kind for the first time. The powder has decided my fine lines are a nice gathering place. :P

Any suggestions? I don't want anything shiny or shimmery...I'm too old.

07-21-2011, 02:20 AM
Matryeshka, try putting a large qauntity of remover on a cotton swab and press on the nail for some time (a minute, two, may be more) and then rub it off in one sweep. It usually works for the nail polishes from hell.

And, yeah, acetone, please. ;)

07-21-2011, 02:30 AM
Third degree time (to hopefully help find a good recommendation or solution)…..

If you had to choose one of the three, which is your biggest concern? I realize that all of them are, but are the circles more prominent than the other two? Is the bagginess 24/7 or just in the morning or at night? How prominent are the fine lines (are they in the beginning stages, or do they seem as though they are deepening or increasing in number)?

Is your skin normal, oily, or dry?

- What products/treatments have you tried?
- Which ones had no effect or made things worse?
- Of the ones that worked, how successful were they?
- How long did the ones that had an improved effect work?


Wheee! Expert Cyn time! One day we'll have to pay you for your consultations. You should keep a tab!

Okay, in the last 1-2 years, I've used:

- Vichy antiox anti-fatigue stick. Like a roller with cooling effects. Works on puffiness somewhat, but seems to skip working in the winter. It's been great in the summers of past, but I can't find my current stick at the moment. :o I also think it's contributing to fine lines being worse because the balm is so thick.
- Vichy Lift-Activ XP, though I admit I didn't really get to give this one a true chance, as I quickly switched to:
- Genefique eye concentrate, which I loved at first and also doesn't seem to be doing much anymore.
-A Body Shop eye cream that I can't seem to find anymore. :confused: My carton is gone, and it's not online.

My main concern are the fine lines puffiness can leave behind. The dark circles can absolutely be covered, and aren't always terrible. But anything I use to cover it (liquid, powder, cream, even Laura Mercier's light-reflecting powder a Sephora consultant suggested) just gets into said fine lines and makes them look worse than they actually are. If I can't work on softening the crap out of them, I need something that will really combat them the day of my wedding for photos.

However, every time I talk to anyone about skin-- friends/family, sales people/specialists in stores, etc.-- they all say I'm too young for real anti-aging creams, and don't look like I have fine lines that they can see. So it might just be one of those things I see that isn't actually a huge problem.

LOL! I hope you are happy with the results. As to under eye circles--I've searched far and wide and there's little I found that's effective other than an amazing concealer. (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004AYZ9E4/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_2?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B002LDWPZM&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=04WSC5Y8DY3YSBHS70FD)

Let me put it this way: there ain't nothin' your skin can dish up in terms of a blemish, redness, hyperpigmentation or under eye circles that this baby can't cover up. The best ever. Their brush sucks so I use a cosmetic wedge thingy to apply.

I'm so bad with concealer, but I'm convinced I've just had two bad kinds. Maybe I should give this a while. Does it settle into very fine lines, though? A lot of mine do.

I've decided to give up powder blush and try a cream of some kind for the first time. The powder has decided my fine lines are a nice gathering place. :P

Any suggestions? I don't want anything shiny or shimmery...I'm too old.

I use NYX cream blush, and love it. Not shimmery at all (though I do dig shimmer), decent staying powder, and some slightly less pinky colours available.

Also, Joe Fresh has both cream blush, which I haven't tried and is supposed to be great, and cheek tink, which I use and like, though it isn't huge on sticking around forever. The peach colour is just lovely, though.

I use Lorac's cheek tint as a lip stain generally, but it's a really nice wash of colour on my cheeks. I just have to be careful applying it, as it's so thin.