Dec 1, 2008

My Product Comments

Some random comments about some random products:
Don't blame me if you have any problems with these. I'm just somebody writing in their blog, not a professional anything here.

Eye Drops
Did you know that you can use Visine (or equivalent) eye drops to turn normal powder eyeshadow into eyeliner? Or to make the powder color theatrically-vivid? Well you can! Now your whole life can be easier! Put a drop of visine on something clean (palm of you hand works) and dip an eyeliner brush in it. Tap off excess, and now use it when you apply the powder shadow along the lash line... and there ya go. It stays put, really, doesn't crumble off or anything! Water works but doesn't last as long. They make cosmetic products for this purpose, but they cost way more than a bottle of generic eye drops.

Chafing Gel
Now here's another one. Several companies make these really expensive "mattifiers" for skin, to use before or without makeup. They make skin feel kind of velvety and keep it from being shiny.. Some claim it helps minimize the appearance of lines, too, like a spackle sort of thing. Some with sunscreen, some not. I think the key ingredient may be silica powder. Pricey products for the small tube you get. OK, ready for the secret? shhhh...
------Monistat chafing-relief powder-gel. Not the stuff for yeast infections, but the stuff you can get just about everywhere that is especially for keeping that porn-star-bare or bikini-line shave from chafing and getting irritated (guys use it too, they just won't admit it). Good for other things that chafe (bra straps, shoes?) too. But on your face? Butt of course! I found it seems to do the same thing as the expensive mattifiers (i tried samples). Gotta remember it doesn't have sunscreen so you still need that first. But you might be able to skip some of the makeup. And you'll be nice and soft and silky at both ends now! I would't try this if you have acne...well, actuallly I would try it if YOU have acne, but you shouldn't....

Wii Fit.
I'm still working on this one. But this thing is really fun to get you moving, if you're normally into games anyway.. Also makes a nice little "talking" scale to yell at you in an extremely high-pitched voice every day when you weigh yourself (or pat you on the back, depending...). I like that you can choose your trainer, either male or female. One day I noticed that the dude, who looks clean-cut from the front, has a cute little tiny pony-tale in the back. I like when he tells me i'm doing great, but he sucks when he criticises me. How dare he! There is a little talking animated "balance board" (like the one you stand on when you use this) that has the high-pitched little weeny voice. I can't tell if it's male or female, or neither. Overall, this is a nice thing to have. But don't do the Plank exercises at the challenge level against the trainer... Or if the little balance board asks you if you want to try a super-duper challenging balance exercise, just say NO. They're just trying to lower your self-esteem with those.

OOH, one more thing i wanted to comment on for now...
Warm sourdough bread with melted butter...
oooh, man, there IS a heaven after all! Just don't let the Wii Fit trainer see you...

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