Thursday, January 26, 2012

Unnatural - The Expected Letdown

I tried out a newer product today with the intention of seeing how it worked and how it looked. The Natural shade of Almay Smart Shade blush was somewhat unsurprisingly a huge letdown. This was such a disappointment in fact that I will be returning to my old blushing ways of using my own palette to mix my color myself. The first time I tried to apply this product I saw no visible indication that it had even been put on my skin. To be thorough, I tested it on my other cheek and this time, after using the same amount as before, it turned my cheek a horridly noticeably, clown-like shade of mahogany. I was skeptical of this product's ability to "transform its shade to go with you skin tone" to begin with, but now I am moreso. I plan on giving this product one more chance to prove to me that it was worth the huge amount of money I paid for it (compared to my usual pressed powder palette that cost me almost half of this cream).

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Product Of The Day 2

Devil's Club Salve
From: Tlingit Rx
Made In Alaska

I have fallen in love with this product! It is useful on bruises, irritated skin, and even minor cuts. It helps relieve pain and muscle aches. And, it REALLY does work! I get this product shipped straight from the source in Hoonah, Alaska, from a little one room store on the Inside Passage. My biggest, baddest bruises (and let's face it, I am a dancer so I have a LOT of them) are gone in half the time it takes normally, and the same goes for cuts.

Not many people have heard of this plant, but while I was on a tour in another part of Alaska, our tour guide explained that this plant can be used in many way. You can take the stem and remove the bark, soaking the rest in boiling water and make a tea if you'd like, but I find that the salve works good enough for me. The Tlingit tribe has always used it, and our guide swore by it (he was a Tlingit). For the price you pay to get it shipped, it is most definitely worth it. I have had the smallest jar (1/3 oz.) for five months, and I have barely made a noticeable dent in it.

 I will warn you that this product has not been tested by the FDA, but I use it for almost anything. If you have allergies to certain oils I would suggest e-mailing the store and ask them for the ingredient lists for the products you are buying. They will be more than happy to help you with your concerns. All products are natural and made for this store.

You will not find this product outside of Alaska. If you want to try it you will need to ship them in, but I promise you that you will be shipping them in for yourself and others for a long time once you use your first one.

Here's the link to the site for those of you who want to get this product: