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Make-Up Mondays – Sept 3 2007

Here are my favorite Make-Up Monday Picks for September 3rd 2007:

A TouchOfBlusher provides great “how-to” tips on scoring free skin care and cosmetic samples which by the way is a topic near and dear to my heart. I LOOOOOOOOOVE free samples and I must say her advice is spot on specially her last little tidbit so stop reading and go now to learn how to bring more free make-up goodies home on your next shopping excursion.

Savvy Skin gives us a reality check on the exorbitant prices of skin care products. It’s a good read and she poses an excellent question “What’s the most that you would spend on skin care products?” The most I’ve ever spent (on a single non-professional product**) was $200 on the Zeno MD (review here), followed by the Clarisonic Brush (review here) at $195. **I’m too embarrassed to discuss how much money I’ve spent on professional treatments and the after-treatment product purchases – the thought still makes me cringe.

The Mineral Make-up Blog has a great write-up of the new Lauren Hutton South Pacific mineral cosmetics collection. Pretty colors and finally a make-up line designed by someone who actually is experiencing the effects of aging skin(aka wrinkles).

You probably already know that MAC was bought up by Estee Lauder eons ago but did you know that L’Oreal owns Helena Rubinstein? Head over to Kiss and Makeup for a great list that details the intimate business relationships between cosmetic companies.

Submitted by Ms. distressedDERMA on Monday, 3 September 2007


4 Responses to “Make-Up Mondays – Sept 3 2007”

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    Jeni – Savvy Skin Says:

    Thanks for mentioning me! I think the bottom line is that I’d spend a ton of money if I actually saw great results. What I hate doing is wasting money trying products and procedures that don’t work! But then how do you know if something will or won’t work until you try it… UGH!

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    ms. distressedDerma Says:

    Hi Jeni,

    Your welcome.

    Yeah, I hate the Catch-22. Won’t know that it’s bad until you try it…

    I agree with you the results are so important. Surprisingly, I’ve found some inexpensive products that work better and really deliver results as compared to their “professional” counter-parts. Zia Pumpkin Mask (review)is a perfect example. Costs less than $25 and works better than the $65 and up professional pumpkin peels I’ve had in the past.

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    beyonce dereon fashion clothes line Says:

    NIce! Thanks! Yeah, i agree with Jeni, i think user or consumer should always try the product so that they wont waste their time and money for products that don’t have results.

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    Sophie Says:

    Thanks for the mention! :)