h2o and beauty tips

A place for beauty ideas, tips and product reviews, as well as some of daily life here in Wisconsin. (Yes there is life in Wisconsin!)

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Well I am trying out all the beauticontrol stuff

I am loving there foot cream.. my feet feel like they had a pedicure. They are soft and the gross stuff on my one toe is basiclly gone. As for the skin care, I am using the gold line. I love the face scrub, its nice doesnt hurt to use like some and it makes the skin look great. I tried a sea mask and man the smell could knock me down at 20 feet. That is horrid. The mask works great just way to strong. I wrote a letter to them about it.
I am trying to think who would like to have a party and what I should bring and things. I want to get buffing blocks and nail files to make a set out of that and the hand care items.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

OK so I know this isnt nice.. but

I hate having stuff I dont use. Like I have a lancome eyeliner in vert (olive green) I will never wear it. I have a blush from Stila that I wont use. I have a cream eye shadow from Mac I wont use and I have the Bobbi Brown lip combo that I havent used but I dont want, its to dark. So the question is should I return the stuff, I dont have my receipt or boxes or anything. Or should I just toss them out. That a lot of money to toss into the garbag, around $100. Now here is the thing that makes me question it. Some of the items I got on Ebay, and some I got in a trade. I just hate the idea of throwing them away. And Ebay has gone psyo about selling even tested makeup. I have to go to MayFair tomorrow, and I am going to exchange them. Hmm Oh well its the best option for me.

Ok this is late but better late then never MAC fall mineralize line



Well MAC this month has or soon will be releasing 4 different groups. The first one is the Mineralize items that are pictured here. These consist of Shimpagne, Medium, Porcelain Pink (all skinfinish’s). The eye shadows are Heat Element (red and gold) Bright Side Gallery Gal (moss and beige) and Persona Screen Vinyl (black and white). The two fluidlines are Lithograph and New Weed.


I really like the skinfinish's. The pink I use as a blush and the Shimpagne is a nice highlighter for fair skin. I use it instead of a bronzer. The eye shadows are actually very basic. But you can use them wet for more dramatic results. When used dry Heat Element is more of a copper then a red so its subtle then it looks. The bright side Gallery gal is very basic beige and moss colors if you have a lot of neutrals I would not get it. The Persona Screen Vinyl I haven’t tried I am to chicken to do a smoky eye. Maybe I can ask Rachel for some help.


Over all the items I like best are the Skinfinish's and the fluidlines. The eye shadows are pretty but nothing amazing.

I am in love with Nars fall line!



I have to say that I am so happy with the purchases I made from the Nars fall line. Penny Lane blush gives me that just kissed glow, add Oasis and it gives a little shimmer. This is the best blush I have ever owned. I am simply in love with this combo. Then add Bohemian Gold and India Song eye shadows they really look amazing on. Add a little bit of brown eyeliner and you can go out for day or night and look great. I like to add Butterfield lip-gloss with these items. This is my favorite fall look by far!

Well I took the plung, I am $123 dollars poorer, but I am hoping

I decided to try BeautiControl. I just love the idea of doing a spa night with the girls. I could care less about selling the stuff. I just want to spend time making people feel good. I am weird, I know. I think that doing this will make people feel good, and I love the idea that I could make someone’s day just a little better. Anyway don’t worry I wont be hawking product here. I am still a true girly girl so much so that I don’t think I could get all my stuff in one place. So I will still be putting up some reviews. I fell in love with Dior 970 eye shadow palette... its beautiful. Also I am head over heals for Nars Penny lane cream blush. It is the perfect blush for me... I will post a bunch of new stuff soon. I am moving my house around so it’s a little difficult to keep up with all my new toys. But trust me soon I promise!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

So I am thinking about selling BeautiControl products

I havent used many of them but I love there lip masq and blam, as well as the hand scrub and lotion. I want to try a few more items but so far I am liking there body products.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Nars Fall Look


I havent had a good day. I got my hair colored and cut, and I am really disappointed with the color. Its flat and lisless, doesnt have any variation of shade. I am getting it fixed on this coming Wendesday, which is a long time...


I didnt say anything to the girl who did my hair. Sometimes it looks better outside and once you get use to it. It just looks so blah, nothing that you couldnt get out of a $10 kit at the drugstore. For the $135 with tip that I paid I expected more deapth. But it is being addressed and it should be free. I just feel maturnly and ugly.


So I felt down about my hair, but I was over by Marshall Fields which is the only place in town that sells Nars, Mac, Bobbi Brown, and a few others (Dior, Benifit, there are more I just cant remember them all) So I wanted to imitate the Nars Fall Look which I think is lovely. So I bought a few things will update you all on how it works out.

This person does an amazing job with her makeup its just lovely


I really love the way this person does her makeup. Its just outstanding how it blends.

Monday, July 31, 2006

Now I have been a very bad girl... shopping exploits inside


I know I shouldn’t have done this... but I really needed a little lift this week. So I did some shopping. I went to Mac and picked up a few items. First Mac has this great trade in program. You get 6 empty eye shadow receptacles, and you take them to a Mac counter and you get a free lipstick. So I did that and wanted the new one that came out with Amuse, they were out. So I picked up Frenzy, which is nice. So then I purchased the Mineralize skinfinish in Porcelain Pink, I got this to sell later on but it’s so pretty I might have to keep it. Then I picked up the Persona/Screen vinyl eye shadow also with the idea of selling. I have two colors I got in my trade that are so similar that I don’t need it. But this is sold out on Mac's website figured I could sell it later. Be-in lip-gloss and Lithograph eyeliner completed my Mac purchases.


Then I moved on to Bobbi Brown counter and picked up two more Chocolate Eye Palettes, for selling later on this year. I might take mine back some of the colors look really muddy on me and for that kind of $$ I want something I will wear a lot.


And then the perfume... OUCH on the pocket book.


I am getting my hair done on Wednesday and that will be at least $125.00. So I am thinking what can I do to make some money.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Hanae Mori Haute Couture Perfum



I fell in love with another perfume. This is a rare occurrence. I have one perfume I love Bvlgari Crystalline, I would bath in the stuff if I could. Thing that’s bad I can’t get it to really stay on without dousing myself all over with it. I don’t wear anything strong, I get headaches from a lot of perfumes so I am considerate about wearing them.
So I was at Fields buying way too much stuff, when I happened across a couple of perfumes. I like odd perfumes, like I will tell someone what I have on and they give me a blank stare, that kind of perfume. I have contemplated getting some samples from I hate perfume because its sounds different. I don’t like musk, I don’t like oriental, I don’t like heavy floral, I don’t like to much fruit, I like green but nicely tempered. So I have a hard time finding perfume. I was happy when I found the one.
Now comes this beautiful flowing bottle with a little gold band around its top. It has musk, it has floral, it has green, and it has fruit. When I first spray it I don’t like it, but once it settles.. It smells amazing. Its a lingering warm smell, like a flowers after the rain in a the woods. I have found another perfume to love. That makes two, which to me is amazing, as I have never had two perfumes that I adored at one time.. ever.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

I got my swap items and they are great!


These items arrived in the mail and I was so happy, not only was everything in great shape, there were some extras. I cant wait to try everything out. And it was supper easy to do. I love the Aveda shimmer liquid it has a lovely warm tone and is not overwhelming.

My big fall makeup items.. I will rate all of them over the next few weeks


Well this is Bobbi Brown's new fall line, chocolate. They even have a beauty bar (aka chocolate bar). The palette is browns and nudes, which is what Bobbi does best. The lip combo's are quite fun and not too sticky.
I have to say that if you have a lot of browns and nudes, this palette isn’t worth getting. I am still not sure how I feel about it. To me my eyes look muddy with the matt shades. But I am going to give it a bit. It might be my application. I do not have a blush to go with this and that also might help. I am not sure what color blush to even get to go with it. I might have to pop into the Bobbi Brown counter at Marshal Fields to see what they suggest.