Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My Thoughts On The Revlon Spa Set Vs The Expensive Brands

I'm all about taking good care of my face, as I'm sure all Women are. However, I don't want to have to take out a Bank Loan to be good to my skin...

Clairasonic: I'm sure it's a great Brush but, at $200.00-$300.00 +Tax... I pass.

Derma New Facial Rejuvenation System: $70.00 +Tax & Shipping...Nope

Infomercials: Various about $60.00-$50.00...Better but still a No.

Sun Labs Brush Set: $30.00 +Tax & Shipping...close but, No Cigar.

With prices ranging from $300.00 down to $30.00 I was less than impressed.

Now, my choice: The Revlon Spa Set.

This set is 10 pieces, the handle with normal/gentle speeds, a face brush, a body brush, a face sponge, a face lotion roller brush, a head band, a terry cloth back exfoliater, a wooden hand paddle massager, Tea Tree Gel, Tea Tree Candle & a Wire Basket to store it all in.

This set has everything I need to do the job right & be kind to my skin...The grand total for my set...$10.00. Now that is a price I can live with & have money left over for other things.

Pls, feel free to comment & share your thoughts.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Let's Talk Brushes

MAC Makeup Brushes:

So, I have a love - hate relationship with my MAC Makeup Brushes. I have a feeling most ppl who buy them do...LOL. They are probably the best brushes you can use which is where I have my love for them but, they cost so damn much...which is way I hate them.

I'm sure you have seen YouTube reviews, Blog postings & Pics galore of these brushes. This is just one more pic out there on the internet...of mine. at the top of the pic to the left is my MAC Brush Roll, an item I highly recommend to anyone who has a MAC Brush Collection, or is just starting to buy them. I just wish it was bigger, you will find as I have that there just isn't enough space in the Brush Roll to hold all your Brushes...I need to buy another one probably 2 more :(

On the top right of the pic is my MAC Brush Tool-Belt another recommended item. it is great for holding your Brushes while you are applying cosmetics to others. it does hold alot more Brushes then the Roll but, if you choose to store your Brushes that way, it doesn't help to keep them clean from dust & dirt in the air & you will have to deep clean them more often, plus I am a smoker so I prefer not to leave my MAC Brushes out to the air.

These Brushes are a few of the ones I purchased from M's Makeup Emporium on eBay (I talked about her store in a prior posting) The #184 & #179

Sorry that the images aren't clear enough to read the Brush numbers, for some reason I just can't get enough clarity from the pictures & I can't figure out how to turn the flash off. That's probably why I haven't gotten a web-cam yet...I'm to damn electroniclly challanged...LOL

The following is a list of all the MAC Brushes I do own:


109 - Small Contour Brush
116 - Blush Brush
129 - Powder/Blush Brush
129 - Short Handled Powder/Blush Brush
131 - Lg Duo Fibre Flat/Chisel Brush [LE Colour Craft Collection]
134 - Large Powder/Bronzer Brush
136 - Large Powder Brush [LE]
138 - Tapered Face Brush
150 - Large Powdered Brush
162 - Cropped Contour Brush (DC)
165 - Tapered Cheek / Highlight Brush
168 - Angled Contour Brush
169 - Synthetic Angled Contour Brush [LE Raquel Welch Collection]
179 - Lg Flat Oval Body Buffer Brush (DC)
180 - Synthetic Buffer Brush (White) (DC)
181 - Mini Buffer Brush [LE Twisted Collection]
182 - Buffer Brush (Kabuki)
183 - Flat buffer brush
184 - Duo Fibre Fan Brush (Pro)
187 - Duo Fibre Brush
188 - Small Duo Fibre Face Brush
189 - Face Brush
190 - Foundation Brush
191 - Square Foundation Brush
192 - Cheek/Face Brush (Pro)(DC)
194 - Small Concealer Brush
195 - Large Concealer Brush


102 - Brow Comb Brush (DC)
201 - Sponge Tip Brush w/Replacement Tips (DC)
202 - Sponge Tip Brush (what the #201 became without the replacement tips) (DC)
204 - Lash Brush (Spooly Brush)
205 - Mascara Fan Brush (Pro)
206 - Brow Brush (DC)
207 - Fan Brush (DC)
208 - Angled Brow Brush (Small)
209 - Eye Liner Brush
210 - Precise Eye Liner Brush
212 - Flat Definer Brush
213 - Fluff Brush
214 - Short Shader Brush
216 - Blending Brush
217 - Blending Brush (White)
219 - Pencil Brush (White)
222 - Tapered Blending Brush (Thin Crease Brush) (White)
223 - Synthetic Tapered Blending Brush (Thin Crease Brush)[LE Raquel Welch Collection]
224 - Tapered Blending Brush (Crease Brush)
225 - Large Tapered Blending Brush (DC)
226 - Tapered Blending Brush [LE BBR COLLECTION][LE CC Collection]
227 - Large Fluff Brush
228 - Mini Shader Brush
231 - Small Badger Shader Brush
236 - Mini Shader Brush
239 - Eye Shader Brush (White)
242 - Small Shader Brush
246 - Lg Paddle Shader Brush
249 - Lg Shader Brush
252 - Lg Flat Shader Brush
255 - Med Square Shader Brush (Pro)
259 - Lg Square Shader Brush
263 - Small Angled Brush (Synthetic Fibre)
266 - Small Angled Brush (Natural Fibre)
269 - Medium Angled Brush
272 - Small Angled Shader Brush (White)
275 - Medium Angled Shader Brush
279 - Large Angle Shading Brush (Pro)(DC)


306 - Synthetic Lip Brush
311 - Lip Liner Brush
316 - Lip Brush / Covered Brush
318 - Retractable Lip Brush
321 - Lip Brush / Covered Brush (DC)

Well...that's it for my Brush Story. If there is a perticular MAC Brush from my Collection that you would like to see a pic of let me know, I'll do my best to post it.

My next Blog is going to be about my new Summer Favs for Nail Polish..oh BTW the colour polish I'm wearing in the Brush pics is Neon Flying Dragon part of the New Summer Brights Collection from China Glaze...Stay Tuned :)

Monday, June 1, 2009


Ok...before you roll your eyes & groan hear me out...

I know there has to be what...1000's of MAC item's on eBay & usually they are fakes, dupes...etc but, on a rare occasion you find someone who is selling the real thing! I was lucky enough to find just such a person!

I'm going to call her M. (real name is with-held as this is a public Blog)

M. runs an eBay Store called Makeup Emporium, where she sells a wide variety of MAC Cosmetic's & Brushes. I have made several purchases from her & have never been disappointed!

All of the items come in their real packing, boxes, plastic slips...etc her prices are very reasonable & she does offer combined shipping. Her Customer Service IMNSHO is by far Super Triple A Rated.

All deliveries are well packed & protected. She stays in contact via email with her buyers to make sure they know when an item(s) has shipped out. Most item(s) being shipped the very same day.

However, M also goes that extra step, when she takes the item(s) to the Post Office for shipping she charges only the actual shipping charge...if the amount the PO charges is less then what you paid her...she refunds the difference back to your PayPal Account and sends you an email notifying you of this...YES, you did read correctly...She does not make a profit on any shipping charges! I really couldn't believe my eyes when she sent me such a note. So, I ask you...When was the last time you have ever had C/S like that on eBay?

So, if you are looking for a good deal on Authentic Cosmetics & in this economy...who isn't? I highly recommend M's eBay Store

I will be doing a mini Vid on my Youtube Channel showing the items I have purchased from M's Store within a few sure to watch for it.

MAC Euristocrats II Collection

Euristocrats II Collection

U.S. Launch Date: July 2nd, 2009

Lipstick (Limited Edition)

Costa Chic Light coral (Frost)
Naked Paris Mid-tone brown with multi deminsional pearlized pigments (Lustre)
Patisserie Creamy neutral pink (Lustre)
Milan Mode Deep pink with multi-dimensional pearlized pigments (Lustre)
London Life Deep berry with multi-pearl pigments (Lustre)
Saint Germain Pastel pink (Amplified)
Cockney Yellow red with multi-diminsional pearl pigments (Lustre)


Date Night Deep plum with blue and gold pearl (Permanent)
Euro Beat Peach coral with gold pearl (Limited Edition)
Internationalist Yellow pink with blue pearl
(Permanent at MAC Stores Only)
Local Colour Neutral yellow pink with gold pearl
(Permanent at MAC Stores Only)
Roman Holiday Med brown coral with pink pearl
(Permanent at MAC Stores Only)
Rue de Rouge Light red with pink pearl (Limited Edition)
Vie Veneto Light violet with blue pearl (Limited Edition)

Lip Pencil

Magenta Vivid pinkish-purple
Cherry Vivid bright bluish-red
Subculture Underground pink
Whirl Dirty rose