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Browsing Archive: April, 2010

Why do I need all this stuff? The skincare "routine".

Posted by Eva on Thursday, April 29, 2010, In : Skincare 
We often use an awful lot of products on our skin, sometimes because we need them, sometimes because we feel we need them, and sometimes because we've been told we need them. Truthfully, if you're going to use anything at all, there are a few basic products designed to work together to give you the best results.

Cleanser:

 Whatever your skin type, it needs to be cleaned. A dry or sensitive skin may feel more comfortable using a milky, non-foaming cleanser, where an oilier skin may only feel "cl...

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A quick overview of skin type

Posted by Eva on Monday, April 26, 2010, In : Skincare 
Onward to skin types!

I'm going to do a quick basic description, and link to one example I have seen have good results from for each product I mention.

Take a look in the mirror. When you look at your nose, cheeks, forehead and chin, do you see pores? If you do, you're lucky! People with visible pores have them because their skin produces oil and is not dry. It may be parched of water due to you trying to get rid of the oil, which will make it dehydrated, but it's probably still producing more ...

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Cosmetics Ingredient Regulations: Canada has them!

Posted by Eva on Monday, April 12, 2010, In : Musing 
Wow, this was a frightening one to research.

So I was flipping through A Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetics Ingredients, and was intrigued by the fact that there seemed to be pretty much no restrictions on what a company could put in their products in America, but that the author kept referring to the "Canadian Ingredient Hotlist", so I decided I wanted to know more about the differences in regulations in the two countries.

It's not pretty.

Here are two examples of direct comparisons...

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Caring for your Brushes

Posted by Eva on Sunday, April 4, 2010, In : Makeup 
Taking care of your tools is important. I often forget that many people will buy a great brush because they've been told, truthfully, that a good quality tool is part of what makes it easy to do a great job with your makeup, but then get sent home with no idea how to care for it.

Storage

Most makeup brushes come in a plastic sleeve, usually resealable. Resist the urge to store your brushes in these since it's not possible to clean them, and thus they just get the brush dirty again ever...

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