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Review: Urban Decay Launched New Revolution Lipstick Line

A few months back Urban Decay had discontinued their lipstick, which left many fans disappointed. In fact, the original price tag of those lipsticks was $22, but in efforts to sale off the leftover inventory Urban Decay sold their lipsticks for around $6. Thousands of fans rushed to the site to make their purchases of their favorite lipstick shades and in fact many were left disappointed when their packages came in with missing items. Urban Decay stated that they couldn’t compensate all over the orders received due to the high volume. The company surely didn’t handle the situation accordingly as the orders were fulfilled out of order.

Recently, Urban Decay had launched their New Revolution Lipstick line that feature 22 shades that include nudes to bold colors. They also revamped their old formula and created a product that is long-lasting and hydrating. This new formula is creamy and contains a better hold than the previous formula, which was known to not last very long. The finish for the new lipsticks does contain some shine and less shimmer, than the previous lipsticks. For those women who love color they will be happy to know that these new shades are opaque. They are bright and highly pigmented.

The shades and descriptions are as follows:

  • Shame: Deep berry
  • Venom: Bright plum
  • Jilted: Deep fuchsia shimmer with blue shift
  • Anarchy: Bright fuchsia
  • Turn On: Rosy pink
  • F-Bomb: Classic red
  • 69: Bright red with pink undertone
  • Catfight: Pink-fuchsia with slight red undertone
  • Bang: Bright orange-red
  • Streak: Coral pink
  • Manic: Soft wine
  • Rapture: Dusting rose
  • Rush: Pink-mauve
  • Fiend: Muted rose
  • Native: Pale pink
  • Obsessed: Bright baby pink
  • Liar: Pinky brown nude
  • Naked: Nude-pink
  • Naked2: Medium beige-nude
  • Lovelight: Pale peachy-pink shimmer
  • Protest: Sheer peachy nude (Exclusive to UrbanDecay.com)
  • Strip: Sheer medium mauve-nude (Exclusive to UrbanDecay.com)

Urban Decay has also released all new 24/7 Glide On Lip Pencils that are matches to their new line of lipsticks. They recommend that women who desire long wear and bright colors should apply the lip pencils all over the lips first and then apply the lipstick over it. The lip pencil will act as a primer to help kept the color last longer throughout the day. The new lipsticks are currently being sold for $22 apiece.

So far, fans are loving the comeback of the lipstick design, but are pretty bummed that the design of the lipsticks are not as cutting edge as the previous design. A few fans believe that Urban Decay has been losing its edge ever since they were bought out by L’Oreal a few months back.

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Review: Olay Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System

Facial care has been spoken about several times on JustWomen and we feel that it’s a topic that women should take seriously. It’s the first thing people notice and it’s the first place that shows any sign of aging. Why wouldn’t any woman want to take care of it? There are tons of facial cleansers that are truly amazing for your face and will give you healthy, glowing and youthful skin. The Olay Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System has been a constant in the game of which cleansing system is the best and if the price matches. There are other cleansing systems that are very high in cost such as the Clarisonic; which costs about $200. It has received much praise, but it has also received tons of neutral and negative comments. The cleansing systems comes with a rechargeable battery, cleanser creme, a cleansing brush and has a feature that after 20 seconds the cleanser beeps to let you know you can move to another area on your face.

Lets talk about the Olay Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System and the pros and cons of it compared to Clarisonic. The Pro-X is has no cons and if you want to find a con the only thing you can say is that it doesn’t have a rechargeable battery, but that isn’t a big deal. The pros of this cleansing system are that is works exactly, if not better than the leading expensive brands. It cleans your face brilliantly, causes blood circulation, which gives you a youthful appearance and will keep you looking younger.

Pro-X system itself is water-resistant, so it can easily be used in the shower for convenience, a replaceable brush head that is soft and gentle for the skin, 2-speeds that is made for daily deep cleaning usage and this system is to be paired with the exfoliating cleanser that is made professionally to purify and renew the skin’s texture. You will truly notice the difference even after using this system once. Your skin will feel refreshed, smooth and it will allow any moisturize or lotion to seep into your skin with ease.

This daily cleansing system was designed by a “team of dermatologists along with Olay” to bring all the women who desperately wanted a cleansing system that was affordable and effective. The Pro-X systems costs around $30 to purchase and there are a few places that sell this product a little bit cheaper.

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Review: Manic Panic Hair Dye

There are plenty of hair coloring products available and it can sometimes become overwhelming for some women to pick out the best possible color product for themselves. If you are looking for over the top hair colors then Manic Panic is the brand for you. They have amazing shades of red, blue, purple, yellow, pink and green. There are a couple of reasons why Manic Panic is amazing for one all products are vegan which means it that the products contains no animal by-products. The products are not tested on animals and that is a great thing.

Manic Panic is a semi-permanent cream color that has conditions to add moisture to the hair. These products work best on lighten hair (bleached hair) for this will give the most intense results. The products do work on brown hair colors, but the results will not be as vibrant as it would be on lightened hair. The color will typically last anywhere from 4-6 weeks and the lighter shades will typically fade fasters than darker shades. There are ways to take care of your colored hair as do not use shampoos and conditioners that have oils and clarifiers. Instead use gentle/mild shampoos that are free of oils and clarifiers.

There are some shades that also come in the form of the Amplified Collection, which means that the formula for the dye is stronger and will last around 30% longer than the originals. Both original and amplified products are ready to use, so there is no mixing or usage of peroxide for these products.

The first picture below shows Manic Panic product Hot Hot Pink on lightened hair and the second picture shows the exact same product on brown hair. This is an example of how bleach hair and natural hair produce different results when using the same product.

I would highly recommend Manic Panic for those who are looking for bright, vibrant fun colors to use for dying their hair. Plus, another neat thing about this product is that some of the shades will glow in the dark under a black light. How cool is that? Looking for a review on cosmetics? Make sure you head on over to read about Review: e.l.f Cosmetics. This cosmetic is high end products for low costs.

“Simple” Cleaning Facial Wipes Review

Sometimes the ritual of washing “one’s” face can get a little a tiring and time consuming,  so I was shopping for an alternative to replace my facial wash cleanser and for something to minimize the time it takes to wash my face. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find anything that sounded 100 percent good or practical. However, I did run into “Simple” Cleansing Facial Wipes. These are really great, affordable and sensitive enough for all skin types.

“Simple” Cleansing Facial Wipes are basically just like baby wipes but for your face. For the most part these wipes are great for all skin types as they’re enriched with vital vitamins. They don’t contain alcohol and they’re oil free as well; they’re also dye free and and don’t contain any scents or perfumes.  They’re truly very gentle on the face as it lifts up superficial dirt.

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The “Simple” Cleansing Facial Wipes are great to use if you’re too tired to wash your face after a night out. For example, to remove make up… They’re also good for a middle of the day face cleansing. For instance, if you’re a stay at home mom or work from home and don’t have to worry about removing your make up the “Simple” facial wipes are a great way to refresh your skin and keep it clean and sanitized without having to go through a complete facial wash ritual.

Though the “Simple” Cleansing Facial Wipes are great I don’t recommend that you use them as your only facial cleanser, as it is not a deep cleanser that penetrates down to your pours. I’m a firm believer of a rigorous, face wash ritual which includes a good facial cleanser, some kind of wash cloth and hot and cold water. So even though, “Simple” Cleansing Facial Wipes are very good for late nights and mid day facial cleanings, I wouldn’t toss out your regular face wash nor the routine of deep washing your face.

If you can afford to have another face cleaner on the side such as facial wipes from “Simple” then I’d say go ahead and get them but do not replace facial wipes over washing your face thoroughly. “Simple” Cleansing Facial Wipes cost just about $7.00 or less depending on where you purchase them. You can find these at your nearest Walmart, Walgreens, CVS and even at some supermarkets such as Publix or Winn Dixie.

Best Affordable Shampoos & Conditioners For Women

Along with our face, hands, nails and feet us women have to take care of our hair. Our hair is such an asset that makes women look absolutely beautiful. The color, texture and cut all have to be perfect for the individuals face. Once you have all of that down pack you now have to make sure to take care of it and this includes the shampoos and conditioners that you choose to use on your hair. Yes, of course there are $1 shampoos and conditioners for those on a budget, but they are not really doing your hair any justice. Below are some of the Best Affordable Shampoos & Conditioners For Women:

1. Bumble and Bumble Color Minded Shampoo and Conditioner:

This pair is great for those who color their hair and it extends the vibrancy of the hair color. The color will last you for a longer period of time due to the shine-boosting oils and sulfate-free suds.

2. Aussie Aussome Volume Shampoo and Conditioner:

These products is great for fine hair or if you just want to add more volume to your hair. It has an amazing smell and truly gives your hair volume and bounce.

3. Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo and Conditioner:

This pair is great at keeping your lovely locks hydrated and to prevent damaging. It is also great for thick, curly and coarse hair as those types of hair need to be kept hydrated.

4. Arrojo ReFinish Dry Shampoo:

Dry shampoo is simply amazing for busy moms and professionals you might not have the time to give their scalp a good cleaning. This product will take out the grease and make your hair look amazing, clean and refreshing.

5. Aveda Damage Remedy Restructuring Shampoo:

This product is great for those who have put their hairs through a lot of chemical processing, blow drying, flat ironing, etc. This will bring back the shine and healthiness of your hair.

Ladies, it is so important for you not to neglect your hair. These products are amazing and will definitely save you a pretty penny when it comes caring for your hair. Make sure you take a look at the Best Facial Beauty Products Of 2012 to see what other little goodies you can pick up to better take care of yourself.

Best Facial Beauty Products Of 2012

It is very import for women to take care of their faces with regular cleaning and moisturizing. Keeping your skin clean and free of dirt will make your skin look healthy. Moisturizing your skin daily will keep your skin hydrated and young looking for years to come. Yes, simply by moisturizing your skin daily will help your facial skin looks young and amazing for an extremely long time. Check out the Best Facial Beauty Products of 2012 below:

Facial Beauty Product #1: Garnier Skin Renew Clinical Dark Spot Overnight Peel

This is probably one of the best and cheapest facials in a bottle you can get at any store such as Walmart, Target, Kmart, CVS, etc for around $16. All you have to do is apply at night and the facial formula does all the work of deep cleaning the pores, hydrates dull looking skin and you wake up with a glowing skin color.

Facial Beauty Product #2: Neutrogena All-in-1 Acne Control Treatment

No woman wants to have a zit or pimple on their face and let alone the scare of it left behind once it is popped. This little number helps heal and prevents acne developing as well as makes the scares from previous acne disappear as well. This product can be purchase for around $8 in stores like Walmart, Kmart, etc.

Facial Beauty Product #3: Biore Steam Activated Cleanser

Having a good cleanser is extremely important as it is important to keep your face clean and refreshed. This particular cleanser is best used in a hot shower as it is activated with steam. The cleanser takes off all makeup, dirt and grime residue. This facial will cost you around $6 to scoop this item up.

Facial Beauty Product #4: L’Oreal Paris Youth Code BB Cream

BB creams are all the rage these days as they are light weight, contain SPF 15, tone-enhancing vitamins and many other amazing ingredients that are completely great for your skin. You can pick this particular BB cream for around $17.

Facial Beauty Product #5: Lancome Genifique Eye Light-Pearl

If you continue to experience dark circles, puffy eyes and baggy eyes then this is a product for you. The eye cream will diminish the black circles, reduce puffiness and blends in well into your skin so that you will be able to use foundation and concealer on top of the eye cream. This product is a bit more expensive than the other items on the list as it will run you about $68 to purchase.

These are some of the best facial products of 2012 and they should definitely be on your list of beauty products to use. The prices are great and better yet the results are amazing. If you are looking for more amazing beauty products you need to read 10 Cheap Makeup Products Under $10 as you will not be disappointed with the makeups that are listed.

10 Cheap Makeup Products Under $10 Part 2

As promised we will now continue with the second part of 10 Cheap Makeup Products Under $10. There are definitely tons of makeup products to choose from, but these are some of the best ones available right now. Don’t be afraid to use products that are not high on the pricing scale as mentioned before they are hundreds of low cost products that work as just as good as the expensive products. Like the saying goes “Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it.” With that said here is the rest of the list:

Makeup Product #6:

L’Oreal Paris Colour Caresse by Colour Riche Lipstick has a lightweight formula, but the great thing is you will only need to put on one layer and that one layer will give you a very pigmented appearance. There is no need to layer or cake on this lipstick. The lipstick can be found at any Walgreens, Walmart or drugstore for only $9.99.

Makeup Product #7:

E.L.F Essential Nail Polish is such a great buy. The nail polish formula is new and improved that contains chip resistant shield that will allow your nail color to last longer. All of their nail polishes are high gloss and quick drying. The best part is that the nail polish contains Vitamin E for stronger and healthier nails. This nail polish comes in 34 colors and are only at $2 apiece. To purchase you must visit www.eyeslipsface.com to order.

Makeup Product #8:

Wet n Wild Silk Finish Lipstick are simply amazing as they come in about 15 colors and are long lasting. The pigmentations are great and the texture is very smooth and velvety. These lipsticks can be found at any drug store such as Walgreens, CVS, etc and will only cost you $0.99.

Makeup Product #9:

Revlon ColorStay Smoky Shadow Stick is a great makeup product to carry in your purchase as you can use it to take your daytime look to a nighttime look. This dual-ended stick have the colors you need to give yourself a smokey eye look when you are on the run. It is available for only $7.69 and can be found at Target, Walmart and most drugstores.

Makeup Product #10:

Physicians Formula ph Matchmaker pH Powered Lip Gloss is a pretty cool type of lipgloss as everyone will have a different shade on their lips since the lipgloss reacts to your pH levels. This product will cost you around $4.50 and is available at Ulta, Amazon, and the Physicians website.

Once again, there are so many other products that could have made this list, but these are some of the best low cost makeup products that you will totally love and can afford without breaking your bank or pockets. If you missed the first part of the list, be sure to check out the 10 Cheap Makeup Products Under $10 Part 1. Have fun ladies!