Friday, June 5, 2009

Egyptian Magic and My Mascara Trio

My new nightly Moisturizer: 
Egyptian Magic~ sounds interesting no? Cleopatra had to be one of histories beauties, and she probably had flawless skin, why? Because the Egyptians in ancient times created a balm that will create the most supple and soft skin you can imagine.




Egyptian magic is an all natural all purpose cream that can be used for all sorts of cuts and scrapes and rubs but as a moisturizer is my main use. 
Followers of this item include Madonna & Kate Hudson.

At first glance it looks more like Shea butter/Vaseline but don't turn away yet!
You simple take a small amount and rub it in your hands and it quickly becomes an oil which I place on my skin at night as a moisturizer.
In the morning, your skin will be so SOFT. As you are washing your face in the morning your hands will definitely be able to feel a difference.

I would only recommend this item for night use, because when placed on the face you do like pretty oily for like 20 minutes but it absorbs well into the skin, and you can sleep easily. 
It helps to rub it into your skin so it can penetrate into your skin.
Alot of people might be scared of applying what seems like oil to your face, but FEAR NOT!
The ingredient are all natural and out of the 6 ingredients, 2 are olive oil and honey.
Olive oil when massaged on your skin can lead to gorgeous skin after daily use. Honey is very effective at clearing acne scars and helps remove current spots naturally. 




I apply my nightly spot creams after this 20 min drying period.

Ingredients: Olive oil, Beeswax, Honey, Pollen, Royal Jelly, Propolis Extract

Price: $31.00 for a 4.0 oz jar  at Whole foods ( cheaper online $25 ish)
Texture: Vaseline like
Scent: Not much of a smell very light honey scent
Effect: Soft soft soft skin, result should come up as soon as 1 day
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 ( did not like how i had to wait so long for it to absorb)
Would I repurachse?  Yes

Mascara Trio:
I seriously need mascara daily. If it wasn't for the gym and perspiration I would wear it 7 days a week. This is not because of routine, product, or love of the stuff.
I have SHORT, SPARSE, THIN, STRAIGHT lashes. This is no lie(please note CAPS for emphasis)
and it is awwwwful!

My typical routine for my lashes are curling, primer, mascara, waterproofing them, and heated eye last curler.
Many steps no? so it sucks when people around me are like... you are wearing mascara and inch closer with a squint to see my tiniest of hairs.
My lower lash line is so thin it took me like 2 weeks of practice to try to even apply mascara on them.

I am constantly on the search for a new HG mascara which would give me loooong well... noticeable lashes, with considerable volume. As my search continues, here are my current products which I rotate.




From Left to right :Imju Fiberwig Paint on False Lashes, DIORSHOW Blackout, Majorlica Lash Expander Frame Plus

Impressions:
Imju is stated on the Sephora site as the number 1 mascara choice of Japan. Admit tingly this is a new brand to me. Most likely due to it being a Sephora Exclusive.

The brush is like a skinnier version of the brush from DIOR, except you can easily see the fibers. These fibers attach to your natural eyelashes and extend them for a lengthening effect. 
This mascara has like no volume at all which is kinda a down side for me but this is still a new product and I think I am going to try it a few more times prior judging.


DIORSHOW Black Out



A considerably fatter brush than Imju but no extra fibers. Not necessary! When I want both volume and lashes for my eyes to really POP out I use this. I think most of the Dior mascara's are excellent but the blackout one is so BLACK, so it can make your eyes look huge when your lashes are framing them.
Lots of volume come out of this brush, for lengthening it is ok. You can definitely notice a difference, but more for volume. With this applicator you need to be careful, this thing can clump easily.



Once this runs out I am planning on trying the DIOR SHOW.


Majorlica Lash Expander Frame Plus

Interesting brush no? I am seeing more and more mascara's go towards this shape.  This brush requires 2 steps. The top portion of the brush is where you apply on first. Wiggle from root to tip, then turn the brush over to the more rounded portion, and separate your lashes with the side of the wand where there are more straight teeth bristles.

I think this mascara is better than the Fiberwig in terms of lengthening. They both use the same method for expansion. False fibers. No volume...but I use this one the most for everyday use and work.



Those are my current 3 mascaras in rotation. As an FYI I use the Lancome primer, and the ClarinsDouble Fix Mascara to avoid smudging as a top coat. For the extra length if I have an opportunity, I use the Sephora brand heated eye lash curler.









5 comments:

  1. you should try the shiseido mascara base. everyone loves it. it hold a curl and lengthen ur lashes. i cant live without it! also dior iconic goes great over the base. :)

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  2. Hello hello! =) Thanks for letting me know there's a store in Manhattan. Do you know where exactly is the amore store?

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  3. Ooo, I want to try the Majorlica Lash Expander! Thanks for stopping by my site!

    Oo hoO! I'm the first follower =)

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  4. ooh i like seeing reviews!
    i am keen to try the egyptian magic one day!

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  5. Ooo, I want to try the Majorlica Lash Expander! Thanks for stopping by my site!

    Oo hoO! I'm the first follower =)

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