This post will hopefully prove that I haven’t gone completely “make everything homemade” CRAZY! For instance, I have not resorted to making my own make up! Yet. ;-) I think I’ll leave that to the experts. Which brings me to my FIRST product review/recommendation:
Revlon Colorstay Aqua Mineral Makeup. (nope, I am not being compensated in any way, shape or form for my opinions here. I wish I were!) :-)
I actually happened upon this stuff by total accident. I was almost completely out of my foundation makeup which happened to be a combination of Loreal’s True Match compact make up and their True Match mineral make up. The reason I used both is that either one on their own just wasn’t cutting it for me. I liked the moisture and coverage of the compact, but I like the smoother finish of the mineral make up.
So, I went to buy some replacements today at my local purveyor of fine cosmetics, Smith’s Grocery Store, and for some reason I decided to try something new. I know, I get a little wild and crazy sometimes! This product by Revlon caught my eye because I liked the color selection they had. To be honest, I didn’t even notice the “Aqua” in the name. So I go to use it this morning and as I’m applying it with the very cool little brush it comes with…I think…how did my brush get wet??? I actually looked around the bathroom counter to see if I’d accidentally set it down in a little puddle of water…but there was nothing! Hmmm…very odd. So I continue applying and continue to have the sensation of using a wet brush. Finally it dawned on me that is was the make up itself causing that “wet” feeling. It truly was the oddest, yet COOL (literally) sensation! As I type this I realize this is one of those things that is very hard to explain! lol! I think you’re going to have to just try it yourself and see what you think.
This might help. It’s from the Revlon website: (they have a way with words when describing make up that I can’t ever hope to achieve!)
NEW Colorstay Aqua™ Mineral Makeup delivers a burst of hydrating coconut water and an instant cooling sensation upon application. The result: your skin looks luminous and its texture smoother. With a shine-free formula that’s made with water, not oil, this lightweight powder gives you a fresh, flawless finish that lasts all day.
Fragrance free and non-irritating.
Provides medium coverage in 8 beautiful shades, with SPF 13 protection.
Bottom line…I really, really like it! The novelty of the wet/cooling sensation wore off fairly quickly…but I loved the way it went on and STAYED on too. The coverage was much better than the Loreal powder I’d been using.
It even makes that rather homely Halle Berry look good! ;-)
I THINK it cost about $12.00, but this will last me a LONG time. So I’m happy with that.
My NEXT (and final for today) “product review” is completely unrelated to cosmetics…but does come in pretty packaging!
It’s called Downy Unstopables In-wash Scent Booster and basically it’s little nuggets of scent you add to your wash to make it smell pretty!
Someone recently commented on my Homemade Laundry Soap post that she had been making her own laundry soap for awhile now but missed the nice scent that comes in those expensive bottles of brand name detergent!
Her post got me thinking about how I kind of missed the “frou-frou” smell of scented laundry soap as well. Honestly, I have nothing against my homemade stuff. It’s just a nice clean smell. Nothing fancy…but nothing offensive either. Just very basic.
So I decided to “splurge” and grab a bottle at the store and try it.
First of all, it ain’t cheap! I paid $8.00 for my 13.2 ounce bottle…and just looking around online it’s even more expensive! But, from my first half a dozen loads of laundry with it…I can report it packs quite a scent punch...so you don’t have to use very much at all. After about 6 loads I’ve hardly made a dent in the contents of the bottle. So that’s a good thing.
Second, I LOVE the smell it gives the laundry! Especially the bedding. Tonight I washed all the bedding of my 12 year old and my 16 year old sons. Teenage boys bedding. I don’t think I need to say more. I’ll just say that re-making their beds tonight was a pure pleasure! They smelled fantastic. The boys even liked it! So that tells you it’s not too much. It’s really just right. I purchased the “Fresh” scent in the green and black bottle…but they also have a “Lush” scent, that I wouldn’t mind trying as well.
If Amy Sedaris likes it, it must be good huh? :-) Gotta love celebrity endorsements! Hopefully she’s getting paid a lot more than I am….which I remind you is….NOTHING! Darnit. :-)
Alright, my first ever “product reviews” on One Good Thing By Jillee are in the blog “books”. I have to say…it was a lot of fun. Hope you liked it too.