Monthly Archives: May 2010

My Herbal Mineral Order

I’ve decided to go all vegan with my skin care and had a recommendation for Herbal Mineral on etsy.  I decided to purchase some stuff that I needed and give them a shot.

I placed my order on 5/16/10.   Five days went by and I hadn’t received a shipping notice so I sent an email inquiring if my order was shipping any time soon.   According to their shop policies all orders are shipped within three business days.   I never got an email back or shipping information or tracking but did notice that the status on etsy was changed to ‘shipped’.  I received my order on 5/27/10.

I ordered several things:

Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream

Ingrown Hair Dissolver

Bright Eye Illuminator

Micro-Dermabrasion Buffing Cream

Cocoa Sun Balm-SPF 45

Organic Nail Oil

Natural Glow Gift Set

I also received a free gift of the Green Skin Oil…..sweet!

Everything was wrapped well except for the Ingrown Hair Dissolver which leaked a little bit.  It was in it’s own little baggie with the Organic Nail Oil so it wasn’t a big deal.

I’ve tried several of the products and really like them so far!

The Vitamin C Miracle Pack is awesome…I’ve used it the past two nights.  It comes in powder form and you mix it with the Acai Berry Hydrating Serum.   Supposedly the vitamin C lasts longer in powder form which is why it’s kept separate.  Its was easy to use and I noticed a difference after the first night.

I just had my waxing done and the Ingrown Hair Dissolver seems to be working.  It’s in a roller ball appplicator that’s easy to use.  You can also use it as an acne spot treatment.

The Bright Eye Illuminator is a good eye balm, but I wouldn’t use it as an eye shadow base as I think it’s too emmolient.   It’s a nice night time treatment, though.

The Micro-Dermabrasion  Buffing Cream is fabulous!  I used it last night and followed it up with a mask and the Green Skin Oil.   My skin looked super fresh and glowy this morning.  I’ll admit that I was a little freaked out about putting oil on my face instead of a cream but it was actually quite lovely.  I imagine I’ll get a lot of use out of this stuff in the winter as well.

I have several more products to try and will update when I’ve had a chance to review them.  So far I am very impressed with all of the products that I’ve tried.  Check them out!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/herbalmineral

**Edited to add new reviews!

Coco Sun Balm SPF 45-Hmmmm.  This stuff shows up pretty white on my skin.  I know that’s how the protection works but it was VERY creamy and thick.   I didn’t mind it too much but I bet it would be too heavy for a lot of people.  It seemed to work!

Organic Nail Oil-I love this stuff.   I’ve been using it every night and am noticing a huge improvement in my cuticles and nails.  I wash my hands all day long so I can use all the help that I can get!

My Stardust Cosmetics Drag Face

I had a show last night so I slapped on some drag.  I decided to work exclusively with my new Stardust Cosmetics products to see how it would work for stage.  I loved it and everything looked good all the way through to the end of the night.  I have another order on the way and I can’t wait to play with the new colors.   Stardust is definitely my new go to make up.

Face:

Meow Primer combo

Meow under eye concealer

Meow foundation mix

Cheeks:

Stardust blush in Hottie

Lips:  Ben Nye Ruby Red with a Make Up Forever red liner

Eyes:

Tip Taupe cream shadow

Stardust Morning Grass

Stardust High Brow

Stardust Shimmer & Shine

Black Gel Liner

Black mascara

Full falsies

Brows:

Stardust High Brow

In full costume at the show:

and my cool bracelet:

Things I Love Right Now

As we head into the warmer weather and my lilacs start to die I seem to crave yummy smelling things.  Here are some of the things that I’m really into right now.

‘Meh’ perfume oil by Blooddrop Perfmes.  This was a Scent Addict exclusive for Valentines Day and is from the Conversation Hearts collection.  If you like pineapple you should buy this before it disappears!

http://www.scentaddict.com/catalog.php?category=145

Scent Addict Exclusive!
It’s just not very exciting. No spark, no real zing, bland like over-cooked peas.
Virgin coconut cream, pineapple, lemon cake, pink pepper, cardamom, cinnamon leaf and white amber. Available only at Scent Addict/Magical Omaha.

Also exclusive to Scent Addict two scent by Villainess that I really like right now, Black Out (described as smelling like evil Dr. Pepper) and Pink Plague, sweet smelling enough to give you a cavity!  Both are available as a scrub, lotion or perfume oil and available for a limited time.

http://www.scentaddict.com/catalog.php?category=104

I also recently discovered House Of Gloi on etsy.   OMG, I fell in love with Moon Dog.  Also a limited edition (darn!) it’s described as ‘Solar storms erupt: pure cracked coconut, dry sandalwood heated with Indonesian nutmeg and a Singapore clove.’

http://www.etsy.com/listing/47702891/moon-dog-perfume-oil-5ml

I look forward to trying their other products!

My Stardust Cosmetics Order

So my Stardust Cosmetics order arrived today, so pretty!  I ordered on 5/5,  got a shipping notice on 5/6 and it arrived 5/17, from Canada.  I really like that the jars have lots of available space on the lightly colored labels.  I’m a freak and like to write the name of the color on the top.  It makes it’s easier for me to find what I want.

Look at all the sparklies:

I got Hottie and Frolic full size blushes and full size pigments of Fireball and High Brow, and I received a full size of Genie’s Lamp for free!  I also got a full size of Phoenix Flames….my new favorite lippie.  I received  a sample of the Photo Finishing powder for free as well.

I got samples of the Simple Pleasures sample collection.  This collection included blush in Bliss, In Love and Morning Picnic.   I got Glitter Powder in Denim & Diamonds, Shimmer & Shine and Princess & Petals.  Pigments in Crystal Nude, Sun & Clouds, Juicy Flower, Ponytail, Fresh Cut, Sparkle Fiend, Goddess Green, Morning Grass, Cupcake and Perfect Sky.

I did a super quick face with Fireball, Genie’s Lamp on eyes, Hottie on cheeks (snicker!) and Phoenix Flames on lips.  Finished with Photo Finishing powder.

Yay, make up!

Oh, and I got all of that for $38.96!  I’ll try the rest of the colors this week.   The blush is a new favorite…it applied nice and evenly, which isn’t always the case for non pressed blush.  Loose powder blush can be hard to work with, especially if it’s a bright color.

http://www.stardustcolor.com/