Posts Tagged ‘Senna’

UNDERCOVER AGENT REVEALED: ALICIA W!

Thursday, February 1st, 2018
AGE:  25
CITY/STATE:  Bridgeport, PA
PHILOSOPHY: Skincare first, makeup second!
AM BEAUTY ROUTINE:   Juice Beauty Antioxidant Serum (every other day), Tarte Rainforest of The Sea Water Foundation SPF 15 with a Beautyblender Sponge.  Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion in Original or NYX Eye Shadow Base in Skin Tone ESB03 —  I think the Urban Decay blends a little better, while the NYX one holds up all day!  Apply TokyoMilk Let in the Light Eyeshadow Palette with an e.l.f. Studio Eyeshadow C Brush and apply NYX Epic Ink Liner, then Make Up Forever Smokey Extravagant Mascara. For highligher/bronzer Senna Brilliant Bronze in Dawn, cream blush by ColourPop Super Shock Blush in Between the Sheets, ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in Monday, and sometimes Bobbie Brown High Shimmer Gloss in Naked Plum 7.  Chi Silk Infusion Oil in the hair and then fragrance (currently Kat Von D Saint Eau de Parfum).
PM BEAUTY ROUTINE:  The Body Shop Seaweed Oil Balancing Toner to remove makeup and tone and Lush Fresh Farmacy Soothing Calamine Bar on my face in the shower. Wash hair with OGX Coconut Milk Shampoo & Conditioner and body with Lush Baked Alaska Refreshing Citrus Sudser. Eyebrow maintenance with my The Body Shop Nail Kit (which includes a tweezer) then moisturize my face and neck with Skinfood Peach Sake Emulsion, Frank Body Body Balm everywhere else, and Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail & Cuticle Oil on my nails.
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT PRODUCT:  Juice Beauty Antioxidant Serum! This serum works wonders and really helps clear up my skin.
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT COSMETIC:  A liquid eyeliner! Currently, the NYX Epic Ink Liner in Black
MOST EXPENSIVE PRODUCT:  Senna Brilliant Bronze in Dawn
BEST BARGAIN PRODUCT:  ColourPop’s Ultra Matte Lipin Monday, I LOVE THIS SHADE!  Tip:  first apply Chapstick or Lush Sugar Plum Fair Lip Scrub
FAVORITE BEAUTY TOOL:  e.l.f. Studio Eyeshadow C Brush
THOUGHTS:  This was a lot of fun to write! I love trying new beauty products and sharing them with people! I’m an artist and I would love to design some makeup packaging one day.

 

SALMA HAYEK: STEAL HER GALA STYLE!

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Stunning Salma Hayek appeared with husband, François-Henri Pinault, at the Met’s first monograph show since 1983.  Celebrity makeup artist Matthew VanLeeuwen was inspired by the Gala’s Rei Kawakubo/Comme Des Garçons theme.  “We decided on a soft, beautiful look with a zen feel. We went with a fairly simple look that emphasized eyes, eyebrows and dewy skin,” he shared, as he provided the step-by-step to Hayek’s Gala Style!

VanLeeuwen prepped Hayek’s beautiful skin with A Complete Youth Preserve Serum (“I love the way it smells, the way it feels, and the way it made Salma’s skin absolutely come alive”), which he applied with his hands. He then slathered on A Complete Facial Youth Moisturizing Cream with a sponge, followed by A Complete Youth Preserve Eye Contouring Cream.

For Hayek’s striking eyes, VanLeeuwen applied Shiseido Shimmering Eye Cream Color in Fog to her lids, lining her upper and lower inner lash lines with Nuance Long Lasting Shadow Stick in Shimmered Bark.  Then he swiped her lashes with Diorshow Mascara in Black.  After applying a layer of foundation he used Nuance Flawless Finish Illuminating Blush & Bronzer Duo in Bronzed Rosewood on Salma’s skin, followed by blush on the apples of her cheeks.  Finally, VanLeeuwen lined Salma’s lips with Makeup Forever High Precision Lip Pencil in Number 14 over Senna Lip Lacquer in Belladonna.

DEMI LOVATO: DANGEROUS DETOX?

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Actress/singer Demi Lovato is being chastised by fans for her avid endorsement of weight loss remedy, TeaMi Colon Cleanse Tea.  Promoted by TeaMi Blends, the 30-Day Cleanse is intended “to purify the body from the inside out, cleansing the organs while simultaneously clearing the digestive tract of any toxins caused primarily by pollution, harsh chemicals and processed foods.”  In a sponsored (translation:  PAID) post, she shamelessly promotes the brand and even offers fans a discount.

Educated fans were quick to point out that the unregulated product contains the senna leaf, a FDA-approved, non-prescription laxative.  According to WebMD, possible side effects include stomach discomfort, cramps, and diarrhea.  It warns, “Senna is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when taken by mouth long-term or in high doses. Don’t use senna for more than two weeks.”  The laxative is also under scrutiny by The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the American Herbal Products Association, and the American Cancer Society.