hits counter

Time To Purge?

Like many of us, my collection of cosmetics is a bit out of control.  Due to lack of space, I recently purged my collection of any product that was old and/or rarely used.  This exercise got me wondering just how long we should be hanging on to all of this fun stuff we’re buying.  According to an article entitled "Makeup Shelf Life" by Chrissy Dolezal, these guidelines should be used:

  • Oil-Free Foundation: 1 year
  • Cream or Compact Foundation: 18 months
  • Concealer: 12-18 months
  • Powder: 2 years
  • Blush and Bronzer: 2 years
  • Cream Blush: 12-18 months
  • Powder Eye shadow: 2 years Cream Eye shadow: 12-18 months
  • Eyeliner: 2 years
  • Liquid eyeliner: 3-6 months
  • Mascara: 3 months
  • Lipstick: 2 years
  • Lip liner: 2 years
  • Lip gloss: 18-24 months
  • Nail Color: 1 year
  • Of course, if at any time your cosmetics seem to change color or odor, chuck them immediately!

    eLUXURY Gift With Purchase

    eLUXURY wants to treat you to something special…  With any purchase of $85 or more, you’ll receive a golden goodie bag filled with fun product.  Just enter “FAVS” at checkout.

    Samples include:  Dior Capture Totale Multi-Perfection Creme, Molton Brown Bath & Shower Gel, Fresh Soy Face Cleanser, Trish McEvoy Body Cream, Chantecaille Lip Gloss, GoSMILE Touch-up Refresher, Juicy Couture Eau de Parfum, Kai Perfume Oil and Guerlain Eau de Toilette.

    Burt’s Bees Coconut Foot Creme

    Beauty, Beauty Blog, Beauty Blogger, Makeup, Cosmetics, Product Reviews, Makeup Reviews, Raging Rouge, With sandal season quickly approaching, it’s time to pay some extra attention to the toes that have been languishing under leather boots all winter. 

    A reader of Raging Rouge insisted that I review some Burt’s Bees product, so I chose the Coconut Foot Creme.  It smells deliciously tropical, and worn under socks overnight it works wonders on softening the skin.

    Urban Decay / Hard Candy Friends and Family Promotion

    Been itching to try Primer Potion since I wrote about it?  Salivating over the idea of a full Eyeshadow Vault, but scared away by the price?  Urban Decay and Hard Candy are holding a friends and family discount event.  Just enter "FFA30" at checkout and click on "redeem coupon". 

    The discount is a whopping 30% off, so don’t hesitate!  It’s only good until 4/27/07!

    Blinc Lash Primer

    Beauty, Beauty Blog, Beauty Blogger, Makeup, Cosmetics, Product Reviews, Makeup Reviews, Raging Rouge, iconRecently I added a new step to my beauty regimen: Blinc Lash Primer.  This vitamin-enriched cream conditions and heals delicate lash hair.  Used prior to mascara application, it creates a base coat to amplify the effect of mascara.  Used before bed, it soaks into the lashes to keep them soft and strong.

    Think about the time and money you spend caring for the hair on your head.  Don’t you think your lashes deserve a fraction of that attention?