Critic’s Corner


Ladies and gentleman!!  Could it be that we will never have to shave again???

Well I decided to sacrifice myself and try the Smooth Away hair removal system.

 

How does it work:  

Smooth away is a pad of patented crystal embedded onto soft wax paper.

The product promises to remove unwanted hair by smoothly brushing them off the skin with a simple circular motion. 

  
  
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PROS:
– The design of the pad is real smart, your hand or fingers fits in the handle
– Comes with some extra ‘sanding paper’
– Good for travel.. I guess…
– No need for razor or shaving cream
CONS:
– Slow at removing hair.. hum it took like forever in some areas
– Could cause tenderness and redness
– Abrasive in certain areas
– Takes forever!! lol!!

Overall

The product works on pretty much all types of skin and almost any area with hair.  It is simple to use and when you get it to work, the results are good.

Okay, so I tried the product on my legs and upper lip.    The truth is the hair on my legs were not very long to start with.  So, with no harsh chemicals or razors,   it actually got my legs pretty smooth and they actually did feel exfoliated (because of the granules)  and smoother (because of  wax and hairless-ness).

Now, around  my lips ,  the product was not as great in that sensitive area and left tiny nicks and cuts.  I felt like the surrounding area was on fire and there was some redness (AND I AM A BLACK WOMAN!!!!). 

To me, it is like using fine sandpaper on a precious painting.. Like a layer of my skin had been peeled off…   So, it might work for some ( and it did work okay on my legs), but would I buy this product again?  Nope!

Soooooooooooooooo, in conclusion, the product is worth trying.. some people may have great results!!, but it’s aint for me!!

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Ok.. ya’ll already know I am obsessed with lips!!  And not to sound ungrateful, but Body Shop who????

I am  now faithfully dedicated to Victoria Secret’ Beauty Rush lip gloss..  Great color, scent and texture… Some even have some light glitters in it…  Lovely…

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I am sure ‘Vicky’ can use of all the good publicity possible after last week’s drama!!  So thumbs up for their Beauty Rush lip gloss..

 

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Everybody!!  wether  you  speak french or not, GO OUT AND BUY THIS ALBUM NOW!!! 

 

With his signature charismatic voice, the singer, who’s maturity definitely show on this second album,  will take you on an exotic ride with sounds and words.

Did I mention the man was gorgeous?!???!!! 

But, most important of all, he is a Montreal born artist with a extraordinary amount of talent!  Somewhere between R&B, soul, reggae and carribean, his music has a fresh vintage sound that will make you travel through all types of emotions!!

 

   The song ‘Mon Frere’ is an emotional testimony, whereas the duo with Vitaa ‘Tu Peux Choisir’  is a beautiful song reminiscent of something we would hear from Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrel…

 

Wow.. the album is something else.. the sound is like a perfect chocolate Sunday on a warm summer day or a good mint tea on a cold winter evening..

Like I said, wether you speak french or not!!! Get the album!

 

                                                                      

     Now, by my tone you would think I’m not for it.. right… Actually the idea is ingenious and innovative and it is not every day that there are groundbreaking changes in the makeup world.  The patterns and colors are interesting… HOWEVER, I have quite a few issues…

 

CONS

  1. They DO NOT fit every size eye…    
  2. Even the step by-step instructions are basic, there is some cleaning up & blending to do..
  3. Some of the patterns are quite… Corny to say the least…
  4. Quite expensive, about 20$ for a set of 5… For 20$ get a great Pupa eye shadow that will last you forever!!
  5. Does not work well with small, close set eyes or Asian eyes or basically.. any kind of eye shape that is not ‘typical’
  6. Sometime ends up looking thick and ‘cacky’
  7. No alternative of colors, you get what you get!

 

 

 

  

PROS

 

1.         Original and interesting patterns and colors

2.         Easy to use

3.         Mostly mineral cream based and hypo-allergic, therefore, good for the skin

4.         Most brands contain a setting powder for application

5.         Practical for those who are not very skillful in the ‘art’ of eye shadowing

 

 

 

Now… is this the end of ‘normal’ eye shadow???  I think not!  I personally love playing around with colors and textures, and this takes out half of the fun in makeup!   However it does provide a quick alternative to woman who do not have the time, patience or skills to actually create a look of their own… 
 
 

 

This inventive product is available with Avon and  ColorOn is available at  Sephora

 

 

I dont know guys… sometimes i love.. sometimes I dont.. Booties can be hot.. but honnestly some people just don’t rock them proprely..

Ladies and gentleman.. I present to you.. The Bootie..

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Ladies.. are you feeling the bootie??

Ok.. I was so .. hum.. disappointed by Smashbox’s ‘revolutionnary’ product, that I was truly hoping Dior was going to change my bias view of these supposedly skin -reversal makeup product…

Well it is just as uneffective as the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer.  Actually.. the Samshbox one was better for a couple reasons:  It’s 36$.. not 80$ Like Dior’s and it actually did leave the skin much smoother as the Dior one did… but I guess I just expected so much more from a 80$ product!!  They basically act as great moisturizers.. but they sure don’t deliver their miraculous promises!!

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Pros:

– The skin feels moisturized and smooth.

– Nice pump bottle

Cons:

– The price is ridiculous for what the product actually does

– Doesn’t deliver it’s promises

– Hard to find, lots of departments stores and pharmacies do not carry it.

– Might cause breakouts.

– Kind of ‘pills’ the foundation sometimes

and hum.. the price!!!

Overall.. another ‘mesh; product for me.. again a good moisturizer will do the exact same thing!!

Now my personal take on this..

Since you guys were quick to give your opinion.. please do so again.

Tell me wich look you prefer on me!!  Summer is here.. need to revamp my spirits!!! 

Can’t wait to hear what you think!

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