Hello all! I am a woman that loves all things beauty and healthy! I've been a Licensed Aesthetician since 2001 and joined not only to share my knowledge but learn as well. I have been a naturalista for almost 15 years and love it until the summer heat comes. Playing in makeup brings me joy and helping others take proper care of their skin gives me value.
I recently started blogging again as Dame Glam Taj bringing you "The Glam Xpose". I hope to share those reviews here as well.
I've had my Gazelle for years! It stays in the living room in front of the tv. When I get the urge to eat "off course", I get on it. I have been using it lately a minimum of an hour a day. The price of about $89 (new) was great and assembly was easy. The gazelle is a total workout. Don't rely on the calorie counter that comes with it though! Use a heart rate monitoring device/watch instead. I use my fitbit or polar heart rate monitor. I easily burn in excess of 400 calories per hour without a lot of effort, much more when I really go for it. The gazelle folds down so it is easy to store. It isn't too noisy either. Mine squeaks a little but I think that is due to age.
There are many eyeshadows are the market that claim to be long wearing and bold. Maybelline Color Tattoo Metals definitely meets the claims made by the company. The colors are very intense and last throughout the day without creasing or smudging. #maybelline #beauty #makeup #eyeshadow
The packaging is also a draw to the product. It's packaged in a glass jar with the color clearly visible through what is actually the bottom of the jar. The lid screws on and off. The product is a little heavy so be careful not to drop it. The jar is made of glass and would shatter.
The first day I tried Color Tattoo, I paired Color Tattoo Metals in "Barely Branded" with Color Tattoo Pure Pigments in "Potent Purple". I did not apply foundation and used only the two shadows and a Maybelline eyeliner pencil to line my upper and lower lash line. The shadow was smooth and very easy to apply. I opted to apply it with a shadow brush instead of my fingers since I don't put my fingers in my products. I did use my finger to blend the product once applied. The product doesn't feel sticky at all and blends easily. The color is bold and the product very lightweight. It does have some shimmer/glitter so if you don't like that in a shadow, stay away from this one. This is definitely a great product for evening wear due to its intense color, lightweight feel, shimmery look and long wear. After a 12 hour day, applied at 7:10AM and removed at 8:27PM, the product was still just as fresh and bold as it was when first applied.
Removal of the product is a bit difficult. You can't just take a tissue to wipe it off like you can with a powder shadow. It's not going to budge much at all. You may want to pick up some makeup remover for the eyes just in case. I attempted to remove some of it with a tissue before washing my face so it wouldn't smear in the shower or stain my washcloth but it didn't budge. I ended up using some "Avon Eye Makeup Remover Lotion" I had then washing my face. I wash my face with my hands then use a washcloth to get the water out of my eyes and to pat dry my face.
RATING Grade: A Pigment: Rich, Intense, Shimmery, True to color Texture: Smooth Longevity: In it for the long run! Application: Easy Price: $$ Dame Glam says LOVE IT - You should BUY IT
WHERE TO BUY Almost anywhere Maybelline products are sold to include Kroger, Target, Walmart, Walgreen's, Ulta
Review for: Softlips Lip Protectant, 2 Pack, Watermelon, 1 ea
I absolutely love Soft Lips! I generally grab several of them when in Big Lots. This product is moisturizing and contains sunscreen. It has a great size for pocket, purse and vanity. I use it under lip gloss and lip sticks. It definitely gives you soft lips! Great to prevent chafing.