I couldn’t think of a better way to start our Organic Tuesdays than with the fabulous Suki line. Here at megsmakeup we first discovered this exceptional skin care line last November when we received the Lemongrass Exfoliating Cleanser for reviews. This pure and natural face scrub received raves from all of our seen-it-all testers.
The firm yet resilient Jaime from TIGI sent Megs Makeup out some massive cans of TIGI Hard Hold Hairspray! I love a stiff hairspray! I am a child/pre-teen of the eighties. Hairspray has probably found its way into my DNA by now.
I thought the "puff bang" was the epitome of attractiveness. Forget everything else, was your hair high enough to touch God? If yes, you were my idol. I would primp in the mirror getting ready for school with my curling iron and lifespray..I mean hairspray.
No regular formula would do. My roots needed to stand at full alert! The best hairspray my posse and I had decided was FREEZE IT!
FREEZE IT! Came in a huge, tall, neon yellow cylinder. It was like florist spray glue. A few shots of that and I was not moving for the entire day. If I didn't shower, the entire next day. When you would shower you could feel the gluey texture of FREEZE IT! Start to dissipate (but only after 2 shampoos).
Here's where my love affair with FREEZE IT ended. This is the part of the story where I wish I could get into a time traveling booth and apply TIGI HEAD HARD HOLD HAIRSPRAY.
I had a hot date with a Senior, being a Sophomore I needed to impress. I spent 2 hours trying to get my hair right. It wouldn't work for me. I had 10 minutes before my amore was arriving. I frantically brushed out all of my handi-work. I had super huge, bright, white chunks. Of course, I know and you know, it was the hairspray build-up flaking. It looked like I had just been infested with uber lice.
I am a brunette so the hairspray build-up had nowhere to hide. Ugh, high school.
I felt like I was going to relive that moment again. I had coiffed my do' and sprayed it with HARD HOLD HAIRSPRAY. Then I decided I hated my hairdo. I grabbed my trusty brush and started combing this super stiff hold out. This time? NO WHITE FLAKES!!! It was amazing. The consistency is still like spray glue but a spray glue with forgiveness!!
I was on limited time but was able to create an entire new look and without punishment. Not only that, once I sprayed my new look into place it stayed put all night with no "Crunch Factor"!
Here's what TIGI HARD HEAD HARD HOLD HAIRSPRAY has to say.."Why not be hard headed? Use Hard Head Spray for relentless hold and control. Dries instantly. Be bold. Defy gravity. The more you use, the harder it gets ".
Ladies please post if you felt free to be hard headed. and then start over with TIGI HARD HEAD HARD HOLD HAIRSPRAY! Please post now!
Kellie Lambert is the coolest. She works with the beautiful Liptini and now has extended her kindness to let Megsmakeup test their Nailtini line! Wow! How great is it to go to a job and yell “‘ll take that on the rocks"! Or “Make sure my coffee has Bailey’s"! She gets to yell this regularly and it causes no hangover (i.e. Maybe it does, I have no idea what the lady does after 6pm).
All I know is all of those “Potent Potables” (I heart Jeopardy)! Nailtini has solved a huge color issue for me. I hate French manicures. I try to get into them but I can’t. It doesn’t look natural, and after about a week they look gnarly. I have tried several times to love them and I can’t. I regret each time I decide to give it a whirl. Nothing shows chips and grime better then stark white. If I were to wear driving gloves and have Jeeve’s live my life for me I might do it. I have neither. It’s a no for me.
I am always searching for (like my pout) the perfect, sexy nude. Whenever I go to my salon and pick my color I look at the bottles and try to gauge the shade I’m envisioning. When I do this it either ends up so bare it looks like I’m going naked or so pink it looks like my nails are auditioning for Swan Lake. Whenever I choose a beige it just lays flat and drab.
I opened Naitini’s Frappe and just knew Kellie had read my mind. Once applied it was the color I had been searching for! Natural! Sexy! Chic! Oh My! Not only that but she included Blue Flame Topper in a second bottle. Who doesn’t love a little flambé? Still natural, my nails were ready for the nightlife with this sexy, iridescent grown up sheen. I can’t explain how stunning this shade is as a topshade. It really does capture the blue-clear-shimmy flame of a cocktail just ignited! Hold on..I need to find my matches..
Here’s what Nailtini says about Frappe (trust me girls-it’s fab)!..”Sheer, pale pink” and Blue Flame..”Special-effect top coat with blue iridescence“. The bottles are easy to apply, the tube is made for perfection! What lady doesn't love a martini on her bottle?
Oh, Kellie, I never do this..I swear. However one of your shades is named “Chi-Chi” one of our most important reviewers is “Chi-Chi"..Hmmm.. Could we have a tie-in or do I know who you’ve been at the bar with??
Also, check out nailtini.com-such a cool site! Like being in a V.I.P. beauty lounge!
Ladies please post if Naitini Frappe and Blue Flame still looked good-even in the morning ?
We're proud to have Rachael Robbins, our own Beautyzilla, present this week's drugstore deals...
“STOP RENTING BRIGHT YELLOW MUSTANG CONVERTABLES!!!!!” Is the scolding I would receive from Meg upon all my arrivals to LA. “You already look like a porn star. You’re just amplifying the scenario” She would tell me. But c’mon, what other rental cars are affordable and semi cool at the same time? It’s s really hard to drive a Taurus up to valet and look even a little cool. I would rather look like a porn star then a geek! Much to Meg’s chagrin, she would ride with me, sunken down into her seat, with huge sunglasses on and of course, a headscarf. But she would ride with me all the same. Sometimes we have to sacrifice for the sake of appearance.
I guess the ultimate goal in life would be to never have to sacrifice. If I made oodles of money, I could rent a Jag, or a Porsche, or anything for that matter. But for now, a little sacrifice is in order. With rental cars that is. Beauty products need no sacrificing because I have found another amazing DD for you guys!
But before I get to that, let me tell you a little story about how I found this yummy product: I went to stay with Meg at the new house that she and HOM (husbandofmeg) just bought, which I immediately named the “porno Pad’ for good reason (touché, Meg). Anyway, I hit her luxe bathroom to have a shower and freshen up. As you can only imagine, her shower was strewn with the most beautiful products imaginable, but one in particular caught my eye for a few reasons. The product was a shower gel in a bottle shaped like a hook so it hung right from the shower head. It was ‘Essence of Beauty Sparkling Grapefruit Shower Gel’.
When I squeezed some out in my hand I was first impressed with the clever valve that dispensed the gel and prevented leaks or big globs from coming out. Then I was hit with the luscious aroma! It smelled like a tart, juicy grapefruit when you first cut into it. It lathers up beautifully and left my skin silky smooth and soft. When I stepped out of the shower I was amazed to find the whole bathroom had been scented like Sparkling Grapefruit! I ran to Meg, bottle in my hand and asked if we were going to be testing this soon? Was it from an exclusive toiletries line? Was it ridiculously expensive? “No” she scoffed “I got that at CVS”. I made sure I went to CVS in LA and bought 10 bottles and lugged them home with me. Only to discover that it is also available at CVS in NJ. And I’m going to go ahead and guess, CVS everywhere!
So if you can’t afford Jo Malone’s Grapefruit shower get at $50 a bottle. Or like me, you just think that’s ridic to spend that much on soap, run out to CVS and pick up Essence of Beauty Shower Gel in Sparkling Grapefruit.
OH! There’s more great stuff. It says on the back of the bottle that;” the sweet refreshing scent of grapefruit is known to dispel fatigue and irritability, leaving you with new energy and lightness of spirit”! So wash with this and send the PMS monster packing! Say goodbye to sleepy mornings! AND you can use it as a bubble bath, to soak the blues away!!
P.S. I tried the body cream thinking it would be equally yummy, but it smelled yucky. Pass on the cream and body lotion.
What Bargain Body Scrubs have you ladies had luck with?
I'm not holding out on you. Husbandofmeg is going to have to figure it out but it is not letting me put pictures up. I know, how fitting that I seem to be the only one that can't get it right.
I have recent photo's that are going to go up. This picture is not recent. It is a picture of my former life in front of the camera. I also had collagen lip injections at the time. If I remember correctly, most of the cosmetics used on me that day was by FACE STOCKHOM.
I'm not that great at scanning photos in so sorry it's so grainy.
I have to go beat Husbandofmeg now and see why he's making me look dumb again. Funny how the feature works for everyone else!! (Message from husbandofmeg: too many files are being uploaded I think. Need to upgrade the hosting acccount. Ladies, it's not cool to beat the person who pays the hosting bill.)
Karen and Melissa,the creator's of Juice Beauty, (yeah, we're on a first name basis like that) have been major supporters to Meg's Make-Up and I want to give them a huge "THANK-YOU" and an even huger "CONGRATULATIONS"!
You see, I subscribe to about a gazillion magazines. May is the "green" issue (you know the whole eco thing) and Wowzer's!! Juice Beauty! Girls, you know you're on to a great product when you are a recommended brand in almost every beauty tome. They're organic and while that used to make me shudder I now embrace. I am a terrible person. I am a vain person (even though I drink and smoke-I'm sure technology will save me). If there was one tree left in the species that made you look good when chopped down-I'm sorry to say I would sneak a chainsaw onto the property. I know. I'm wrong. So sue me. Not animals though, I love animals. But if you can pull a tree/plant out of the ground and make a leafy stew with it then I think (selfishly)..fair game?
How could something so natural be an effective cleanser? What kind of scam is that? Where's the acids and slight poison? If I can't ingest it then it must be good! Oh dear. I am an idiot. If you can't eat it then why do I slather it on my skin? I'm not a medicine man. I don't know about herbs and plants.
The great news is these two broads must have been some serious Indian Chiefs in their past life. Can they talk to the plants or something?
This cleanser is absolutely beautiful. I am helping the environment (small steps people).
Here's what Juice Beauty has to say about their Cleansing Gel.. "A lathering, therapeutic cleanser to thoroughly purify and balance oily, combination, or blemished skin. White oak bark, dandelion, and sage are mildly astringent without over-drying, while pure, certified organic essential oils of rosewood, geranium, and ylang ylang help to restore balance."
Ladies please post if using Juice Beauty's Cleansing Gel made you feel like an environmentalist-without looking like one (sorry Arianna)!!
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You asked "How can I stalk, I mean know, my favorite make-up friend better"? Well, they say a picture says a thousand words. With that in mind we've created a more in-depth proflile photo album for you. Head on over and post the pictures you want the world to see! Be sure to caption them all because we even have that going for you (we also added commenting, the ability to review member's favorite products last week if you missed it...check out comments on my personal Meg's Makeup page)!
Nothing says family like your photo album so share your pics with us! We didn't build this for our health so go on and express yourself! I can't wait for you to see the one with the lampshade on my head while double fisting martinis and wearing nothing but a smile! Oh wait...
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I wanted to introduce "Should I Buy This"? Kind of like a version of my favorite Susie Orman's "Can I Afford This"?
If there is a Make-Up purchase you're thinking over but not sure if you should take it home, let our readers know. It's hard to review EVERYTHING!
All you have to do is go to write meg and let me know what you're hmm-ing over and I will create a post for it asking our kind and knowledgeable (and opinionated) ladies their experience with it! We know you work hard for those dollah's so before you part with them let's get the info! They say before you make any purchase you should wait 24 hours to see if you really want it the next day so let's give that theory a whirl!
Just write me a paragraph on what you're coveting and what's holding you back from owning it. I'll get it up ASAP!!
We're trying hard over here to answer all of your requests and value all of your input! Thanks for helping us be a better site!
The glossy and glamorous Alison from LOLA COSMETICS sent Megsmakeup some of their lip indulgence lip gloss out to review. It's a beautiful presentation, the package is such a cool, round tube, I reach for it all the time.
There seems to be a movement away from lipstick. Just an observation, but it seems like whenever I see a woman doing a re-apply she pulls out some sort of tube of lip gloss. I haven't seen anyone (lately) whip out their lipstick case. Is it me or do you find that lipstick is starting to be the second pick? With all of the "healing" properties glosses seem to have lately it could be attributed to that. On the other end of the spectrum is the here to stay lip plumper. Women seem to either love the instate-tingle or get freaked out and want to stay with their "protect ant gloss". Which category are you falling into?
You know what freaks me out a little bit? I'm afraid (and this is completely unfounded) that one day we might see some adverse effect to our puckers by tingling them up unnaturally everyday. However, a little future lip complication is not enough to scare me off from trying to get a bigger kisser.
Part of Lola's speil with their lipgloss is that Lip Indulgence is created with mango, coconut, passion fruit, and papaya butters, with pure flavor straight from the fruit. So I guess they fall into the "healing" category.
Desertdoll is Meg's resident lip gloss aficionado. She claims to be the expert. This is her line to get us to hand over any lip gloss we get over to her. I just wanted to call her out because for being such a "discriminating " expert, she pretty much has yet to find a lip gloss she doesn't love. So yeah, Desertdoll you can continue to get your glosses-but I'm on to you!
Speaking of Desertdoll, you're going to be able to get to know her more next week. Believe me, to know her is to love her so you ladies will be very happy! One of your user requests was to focus on "organic and natural products". Desertdoll would sell her mother for a crate of new glosses but she is definitely very picky when it comes to her natural products. She knows a bunch about the best ones. Once again you asked and we deliver -Desertdoll telling us the best of the best in organic lines. Look for her debut Tuesday!
Are lip glosses a here to stay, retire your lipstick item? Does Lola make you feel like a showgirl?
Here's what Lola says about their Lip Indulgence.." Glaze lips with full-coverage color that promotes healing; the scent and feel are delicious, sensuous, and absolutely addicting ".
Ladies, please post if Lola made you feel like a showgirl wanting to dance the Cha-Ca?
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I'm so sick of you red coats, you stole Madge. You weren't happy enough with that so you stole Gwenyth. Fine. I'll match your Gwenyth and steal your Posh & Becks.
For all of our readers across the pond here's a deal for you. It only makes sense for you Brit's since even with the discount the shipping cost would negate the savings. By the way, if you need anything Beauty UK you have to go to Nadine Baggot's Blog (linked on the side of our page) Nadine's Beauty Blog is FANTASTIC!!!! If you're low on any cosmetics go to POUT COSMETICS! They have beautiful products and are offering 20% off everything with the code: poutspecial at checkout you'll get the discount. If you spend more then 40 pounds you get free shipping! This deal is only good for 4 more days! So hurry up for bloody sakes! This deal is perfectly mad!! Ladies, please post your thoughts on Pout Cosmetics!!