The Lipstick League Question of the Week
Let's talk body hair removal. Are you a razor person, or do you use another method (wax, depilatory cream, or device)? Or do you prefer to go au naturale?
G's answer: for many years, I used an epilator on my legs (I bought it at Target--very similar to this one). Don't believe what anyone may tell you--that thing hurts. At first. But over time, you do get immune to most of the pain, and after a while it becomes second nature. Since you're literally pulling the hair follicle out, I noticed that after several months of use, certain patches of hair on my legs never grew back. I still see those results to this day (much less hair overall on my legs), even though I stopped using the epilator several years ago when it finally gave out on me. I was too lazy to bargain-shop for another other when it died, so I switched back to razors and I've just been using razors ever since (I just use the basic, old school Original Venus three-blade for pretty much everywhere on my body; I just like that one best despite all of the fancy, newer versions). One of these days I might switch back to an epilator though. It's just a little time-consuming since I prefer to us it dry (better traction that way) and you need to lay out a towel underneath your legs to catch the hair, and you also need your hair to grow out a bit so that the epilator has something to grab on to. That's probably more info than you ever wanted to know about epilators. Sorry for the tangent!
The Lipstick League Links of the Week
Blushing Noir - TALK IS CHIC! Check out the most comprehensive, mother-of-all L’Oréal Paris makeup posts to see the must-have items I die for AND the hot deal currently going on at ULTA Beauty!
Clumps of Mascara - I don’t think there is a nail polish better suited for Spring than this gorgeous one here.
EauMG - reviews two naturally delicious gourmand botanical perfumes by indie brand, Phoenix Botanicals. Yum!
Gouldylox - For spring, think fresh skin, juicy color and glistening eyes. Want the look? Gouldylox has all of the details!
My Beauty Bunny - Sometimes you SHOULD believe the hype! Check out why I am loving the most buzzed about brushes in the beauty-sphere. Artis Brushes – Worth the Hype?
My Newest Addiction - Laura partners with Real Techniques to show you a simple sculpting tutorial.
Nouveau Cheap - My obsession with silicone makeup brush cleaning devices continues. Here’s my review of the new Real Techniques Brush Cleansing Palette (with a bonus mini-review of their new Brush Cleansing Gel).
Olive & Ivy - We all deal with stress in our lives at one point or another, and these five ways to pamper yourself when you’re stressed really help relieve it!
Phyrra - Customize your own perfect foundation with my how to make Tinted Moisturizer, BB Cream and CC Cream!
Prime Beauty - shows you how to give your makeup collection a seasonal refresh!
we heart this - are you a sucker for a good eye cream? Us too. Which is why we flipped for Murad Eye Lift Firming Treatment. It even hovers in mask territory...see what bonus item it comes with!
Beautygeeks - decodes this whole color-correction craze – do you really need colour correctors in your routine?
Beauty Junkies Unite - This new company is about to change the way you shop for shampoo and conditioner, and Amber has the scoop!
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Blushing Noir is Currently Craving: Do you know me?! SO MANY THINGS! Lately Benefit has really caught my eye with their Cheekathon Blush & Bronzer Palette and the Life's Little Correctors Color Correcting Kit.