Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Benefit 10 Blush

Benefit's cool new blush & bronzer duo is simply named "10", as in "perfect 10".

Most of us know that perfectly contoured cheeks require both a blush and a bronzer, but honestly, who has time for that? This little box contains a pink powder blush and a bronzer side by side. The idea is that you run the wide brush over both at once, then apply to your cheeks in one quick step.

The concept works great, but the result on my fair skin was very light and subtle. I had to swipe the brush across my cheek several times for any color at all to show. If you are looking for a more intense or dramatic effect, this isn't it. For everyday wear, this product gives a nice sheer wash of color with just enough cheekbone definition.

This blush/bronzer due comes in an eco-friendly two inch square cardboard box. At a retail price of $28, you might expect a bit more luxe packaging. However, if you can locate this blush duo for less (I found mine on eBay for $14), you just may have a new favorite to add to your makeup bag.


Sunday, March 13, 2011

In the Beginning....

I am a product junkie....always have been, always will be. Whether it's fashion, beauty, food, household items, books, music, movies, interesting collectibles or a new store or restaurant.....whatever, I have insatiable curiosity and an opinion about everything. I am also not above commenting on random news pieces, the weather or politics (despite what I was taught about polite behavior!)

Some think it's intimidating to be faced with a blank page. I think it's exciting! There are so many thoughts jockeying for space in my mind; this seems as good a place as any to inflict them upon the world.

I have lived in Texas (the Lone Star state) for most of my adult life, specifically in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex, where shopping is considered a competitive sport. As the bumper stickers around here attest--"I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as soon as I could!"

And full disclosure....I have an e-commerce store on five different auction platforms. I may not be able to resist an occasional shameless plug or discount offer. I sell lots of different things and sometimes an item comes through my hands that's just too good to be quiet about.

Well, Spring has sprung and the time jumped ahead today. What SHOULD be 10:30 CST is now suddenly 11:30 CST, so my bedtime.

Thanks for reading!