Posts Tagged ‘The Body Shop’

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.

 

FOCUS ON SEAWEED!

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Photo by Claire Fackler, Courtesy of U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Seaweed and marine extracts have long been incorporated into popular skincare remedies.  They offer unparalleled hydration, accompanied by a combination of anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and anti-aging benefits.  Filled with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, and fatty acids, seaweed is helpful in treating acne, skin allergies/rashes, burns, and wounds as well as regenerating skin and protecting it from environmental damage.  From luxury potions found in Crème de la Mer, Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, to more accessible ones from Mario Badescu, The Organic Pharmacy and The Body Shop, seaweed has become an important beauty buzzword.

The latest company to make a splash in this arena is The Seaweed Bath Co. with more than 32 products derived from hand-harvested Bladderwrack Seaweed, sourced off the coast of southern Maine.  The Seaweed Bath Co. is a new breed of natural cosmetics appearing on-line and in-store at retailers such as Whole Foods, Target, and CVS.  While cruelty-free and absent of parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde, and artificial coloring, the line is constantly tweaked to give consumers the greatest efficacy.  “There is no need to give up on natural products thinking they won’t be effective. Science has evolved to allow consumers to have both,” shares Kim Chisholm, the company’s chief executive officer, with WWD.

UNDERCOVER AGENT REVEALED: MARIANA!

Thursday, July 20th, 2017
AGE:  31
CITY/STATE:  North Bend, NE
PHILOSOPHY: There’s nothing more attractive than confidence!
AM BEAUTY ROUTINE:   Wash my face with Burt’s Bees Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream, apply Burt’s Bees Rosewater Toner with a cotton ball and let it dry. Then apply The Body Shop’s Vitamin E Moisture Cream and Eye Cream.
PM BEAUTY ROUTINE:  Same thing as in the A.M. except I also use the Proactiv Solution Three-Step System on my chin because I get oily and if I don’t do this I get a lot of pimples there.
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT PRODUCT:  Garnier’s Whole Blends Illuminating Hair Care with Moroccan Organ and Camellia Oils (shampoo, conditioner & oil)
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT COSMETIC:  Wet ‘N Wild Photo Focus Concealer, NYX Super Luscious Mascara and e.l.f. Lip Balm Tint in Berry
MOST EXPENSIVE PRODUCT:  Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Collection.
BEST BARGAIN PRODUCT:  e.l.f. Baked Highlighter.
 FAVORITE BEAUTY TOOL:  Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge.
 COMMENTS:  I love wearing makeup but I only get to do it on the weekends for now because I can’t work and I’m home most of the time. I try to look pretty for my husband every time we go out.