Blush Now Carrying Makeup! Whaaaaat?!

You've been asking and I've been trying for two years to find a makeup line I can endorse. At last, my dear beauties, I discovered Jouer Cosmetics (it's french for "to play"). And who doesn't like to play in makeup? It's the makeup that's perfect for the beach girl, the busy mom, the outdoor enthusiast, and everyday woman, just like us. It's light. It's pretty. And best of all, easy to apply. Here are some of my favorite products (I'll go into detail on them in the next post). I've also added makeup lessons per ya'lls request! Best of all, it's redeemable in product!

Vitamin C- The Ultimate Pretty Juice

Hello Beauties!
Let's chat skin.  Because now is the time that all my lovelies want to work on getting their glow back. Let's chat Vitamin C.

I've been asked before if I could chose one product to implement into a skincare regime where you (and most importantly, your friends) notice a change, what would it be?  And I keep going back to Vitamin C.  I'll sometimes refer to it as pretty juice.

Here's why. 

  • Free Radicals- that's anything in the environment that makes your skin ugly: pollution, smoking, radiation (UV), medication, processed foods, etc.  Vitamin C helps prevent skin damage from these dudes . 

  • Tyrosinase Inhibitor-  Vitamin C acts as a tyrosinase inhibitor (huh? what's this?).  This simply means that it blocks the production of melanin (a.k.a. sun spots, melasma, any sort of hyper-pigmentation).  We want this.  It makes are skin tone clear, even, and pretty.  Muy beueno.

There are multiple forms of vitamin C. Sometimes they can be irritating to the skin and vary in strength.  Do your homework.  The Vitamin C we carry at Blush is in a hyaluronic acid base. This means that it's less irritable on this skin.  It's also made with magnesium which the skin recognizes and therefore, can process the C more effectively.  If you're allergic to citrus, this is probably not a good option! But for everyone else, go get your pretty juice. 

Listen June, you're melting my pot rouge

It's happened again.  I've left my makeup in the car and it's June in Florida.  I'm known to not be very organized with my belongings and even makeup, my favorite toy, is no different.  I have a tendency to leave makeup all over my car, or, more accurately, in my center console ready to be reapplied as I'm driving down the road (you never know when there's a blush emergency).  As you can imagine, I was heartbroken when I opened my Bobbi Brown Raspberry pot rouge and found it melted and seeping out of it's container.  I picked it up, cleaned it up, and back to my car she goes (I'm kidding! I'm trying to be better).  Here's a few quick tips to salvage your melted cream blush or lipstick:

1.  Scoop the contents of the product from the lid or anywhere else it's melted, and place back into the makeup well. 

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2.  Smooth the product into the well and clean up the rim of the case with a wet wipe. You may need to use a q-tip to make sure you clean in the cracks thoroughly. Make sure to clean around the latch as well.

3.  Place in the fridge for 24 hours next to the wine so you won't forget where you put it! And for goodness sake! Stop leaving your makeup in the car in June!