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Shopping Chronicles: A desk full of beauty!

When I arrived to work today, my Gilt order with my Kenneth Jay Lane Lipstick necklace and my Nordstrom’s order with my MAC Fix + and Viva Glam Gaga lipstick (FINALLY!) were sitting were waiting for me on my desk.

Also, the people over at Skin Authority sent me their Moisturizing Lift Cream and Dramatic Eye Lift products to try out, which I can’t wait. My anti-aging products are running dry as well as my skin.

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Brushing Up With… Dr. Hess’ Udder Products

I don’t know about your neck of the woods, but here in Memphis right now, the weather is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! It partly cloudy and it’s in the mid to upper 50s! It sure as hell beats that zero degree wind chill from a couple of weeks ago.

Although the cold might be  taking a break, I’m sure the dry winter skin is still lingering on some of you lovely readers.

If so, then you might be interested in this product review by Stained Couture Beauty Editor, Beautylishus a.k.a Joy, about an interesting ointment in her latest feature of “Brushing Up with Beautylishus”!

Read more see what Beautylishus had to say about Dr. Hess Udder products. I think I might need to try these out, myself!

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Counter Talk…The death of natural beauty?

Personally, I don’t have a problem with people getting plastic surgery. I don’t know if I ever see myself getting plastic surgery, but still no problem. However, when it comes to plastic surgery, I guess you can say I’m pro choice.  I believe the reason I feel this way is, because the stigma and taboo of getting plastic surgery has weakened over the years.

However, there is one thing about the invention and takeover of plastic surgery in pop culture that has irked me beyond belief and has asked me to ponder the following  question for a while now. Has plastic surgery killed the ideal of natural “beauty”?

Before there was plastic surgery, there were women who were actually born with large breasts, smooth skin, full lips, and large butts. I know it sounds shocking, right?! However, that seems almost impossible, because when we see an ample lip, bust, or derriere, we tend to make assumptions about enhancements, before being “born with them.”

For example, as soon as someone new hits the media airwaves that has an ample bust or full derriere, the scrunity and questions of  “Are they real?” or “Did they look like that before?” start become supporting characters in conversations about them. Also, if someone looks a little different, people start pulling out old pictures and start doing photo comparisons.

Somehow, the invention of plastic surgery has swiped out the possibility of natural endowments and even tricks of the trades such as push-up bras and make-up tricks. Seriously.

One of the new things that, to my shock, is the idea that someone with a large and ample rump must have had fat injected or wearing butt pads. About 11 years ago, when Jennifer Lopez was just getting her foot into the door of mainstream, I read an article about how women were starting to inquire about butt implants. Personally, my little 17 year old mind at the time thought that it was a fad that would die out very soon. Chile, was I wrong. Butt implants are the new “it” thing to have. They are up there with botox!

Anyway, am I the only one that feels this way or have these thoughts. I will definitely admit that I think enhancements first and then I look for signs of natural. What about you?

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Loading Up…SensiClear

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We all have things items we load up on beit beauty products, home goods, or even things like  your favorite chips, because you never know when you might run out or how long it will take to get it again.
So, I have decided to start a new category titled “Load Up”, which I will inform you on things that I load up on.
The first thing I will dish about loading up on is SensiClear acne kit.
I posted my review on this awhile ago, but I have really become addicted to the whole kit to the point that I just ordered 2 60-day kits a couple of weeks ago. The SensiClear kit works for me, because since my first full face of acne in my early teens, I’ve always thought I just had acne ridden skin. However, I have come to realize that I have sensitive skin and when I use all these products that loaded with strong acne fighting chemicals, its just causes my skin to dry up and breakout. Not a good look.
I guess the reason that SensiClear works for me is because it has acne fighting ingredients, but they are gentle enough for sensitive skin that might get a touch of acne here and there.
I swoon this stuff!
Unfortunately, you can only purchase it at Duane Reade or through the SensiClear website. Since there is no Duane Reade in Memphis, I have to get mine through the SensiClear website. Actually, I’m thinking about buying a couple to use as stocking stuffers for my little sisters and my brother’s girlfriend! Just an idea.
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