Tuesday, April 28, 2009Posted by G. at 1:33 PM
Breaking news! (and some musings on a REALLY weird beauty idea)
First the breaking news: The Jane Cosmetics website is back up and running! It's been down for a really long time and I'm SO happy to see it back up (although I still don't see any mention of the new Aguaceuticals line). I hope they are getting back on track and that they'll continue to stay in business for the long haul. I'm so relieved that I no longer have to stockpile my beloved Be Pure Mineral Lip Balm in "Rose Quartz". (Do you own this yet? If not, then you totally should.)
Also, I wanted to keep you informed about a crazy new trend I'm seeing on the internets lately. Women--and a lot of them--are using Monistat Soothing Care Chafing Relief Powder-Gel in a totally unconventional way. Instead of using it on the area intended for use, they're using it on their FACES as a make-up primer. Now...I guess you could say that if it's good enough for your private areas it's good enough for your face, but how can you be certain? (To be fair, the Monistat website does state this product is great for all areas of the body, including underarms, and that it can be used to soothe your skin after shaving or waxing.)
I've read various reviews that claim the ingredients are similar to very popular and very expensive makeup primers and that this is an incredible way to save money (apparently one of the main ingredients in the wildy popular Smashbox primer is dimethicone, which also happens to be the main ingredient in Monistat Chafing Relief Powder-Gel). While the Smashbox product retails for $36, I can understand the allure of the Monistat product since it retails $7.99. I've also read reviews claiming that Monistat Chafing Relief Powder-Gel actually performs BETTER than expensive makeup primers. Don't believe me? Read through the reviews on Drugstore.com and you'll see: click here.
I'm all for saving money and using non-beauty products in creative ways (see here) but this...I just don't know. Thoughts?