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Posts for October 2nd 2009
An Origins sales girl suckered me into purchasing this, but I can't say that it was a bad purchase! It smells soft and wonderful. Although I don't agree that it makes your skin look like porcelain, it does do a great job of gently exfoliating your face. Product also lasts a long time. I have combination skin with mild acne, and this product doesn't exacerbate the situation . . . even if it doesn't help it. I take one star away for hefty price tag and not doing much for my perpetually clogged pores.
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At the premiere of Chris Rock's documentary Good Hair (which I am waiting with bated breath to watch) last night, there was a lot of glam — and a whole lot of fake hair, as at any red carpet event. Gabrielle Union and Nia Long looked unbelievably gorgeous, as usual, but my favorite look of the night had to be Raven Symone's: it was cute, very wearable, and in a palette that's perfect for the new season. To find out how to get her nude and neutral-shaded look, just keep reading
No matter how many times I see a caviar night cream or a diamond-encrusted lip gloss, I still experience sticker shock. Of course, there are an abundance of beauty items that don't cost and arm and a leg, and for that I am grateful. But when it comes to the asking price of the following beauty items compared to price tags of some similar-sounding products, can you guess which ones are more expensive? (And can you guess how much I am fantasizing about this coconut cupcake, too?)Source: Flickr User Michael Q. Take the Quiz
October is a great month for cheap beauty, not only because all the fun seasonal products are coming out now, but also because the absurdly inexpensive Halloween makeup that's on the shelves can be surprisingly trendy and high quality. The granddaddy of the cheap Halloween makeup lines is, of course, Fantasy Makers, Wet 'n' Wild's special effects line. This year so far, my biggest steal has been Extreme Blue Monster's Ball Polish, which is exactly the shade of blue that was all over the runways last month. I'm also a fan of the line's red body wand, which has a consistency similar to Tarte cheek stain, a color a lot like Benetint, and costs less than $2 at my Walgreens. The brand also makes what are by far the cheapest feather fake eyelashes on the market. The only catch is that the stores carrying them don't have them listed on their websites, so you're gonna have to go scope them out yourselves. It's totally worth it, though. There's bargains in them there jack-o'-lanterns, ladies — go get 'em.
As you probably know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month — hence all of the pink ribbons on everything from golf balls to laptop computers. We at Team Bella receive dozens of pitches about BCA beauty products. But while we enthusiastically support efforts to raise funds for cancer research and prevention efforts, it can be frustrating to see BCA products that donate a minuscule or unspecified amount of cash to the cause. (Donating $1 from a $100 product? C'mon.) That's called pinkwashing (more about that here) and we think it's crummy. However, whenever we find BCA products that we like and that give a hefty sum to support the cause, we'll happily let you know about them.
What's really important this month — and every month — is to do a breast exam. The instructions are easy to follow, and by getting into the habit, you'll be better prepared to notice abnormalities. It works: About six weeks ago, I found a lump in my breast. Fortunately, a biopsy proved it to be benign, but I wouldn't have noticed it if I hadn't been checking regularly. Take it from me, the self-exam is worth doing! So please take care of yourself, and support the cause however you can. On our end, we'll do the same, and we promise to feature only pink-ribbon products that we find truly charitable. (Now go check your boobs already!)