Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Urban Decay Naked Palette - back in stock at Sephora

Urban Decay's Naked Palette sold out within hours when it was first released last week, but thankfully Sephora has just restocked it. The palette was supposed to be available on July 8, but didn't show up until a little earlier today.

Urban Decay is known for its awesome eye shadows, and though I've always wanted to try them, I have only tested them in store. This palette is a great way to try them out, because it contains 12 full size shadows (which normally cost $17 each), plus a travel size eye primer and a double-ended eye liner (which has also gotten high marks from users). I placed my order and will be anxiously awaiting its arrival!

Review: Pangea Organics Egyptian Calendula and Blood Orange Cleanser

I'm glad that project is over ... I literally stopped working only to sleep.  Back to the blogs!

For the past couple of weeks, I have been testing Pangea Organics Egyptian Calendula and Blood Orange Facial Cleanser, which I purchased during a 25% off sale they had on their website.  It's a milky cleanser with a bit of a strange scent that is hard to describe, but does smell natural nonetheless.  It left my skin smooth and refreshed, and was cleansing but did not strip my skin.  My face fest smooth and supple after washing with this cleanser, and I quite liked the results I was getting.  My skin was clear and clean, and I was actually able to use less moisturizer because of this cleanser.   I used it morning and night for almost two weeks, and stopped using it a few days ago when I suddenly broke out in two massive cysts on my chin.

I would love to give this cleanser a glowing review, and up until a few days ago I would have, but given the pain the lower part of my face is in right now, I will not be using this cleanser again and would not recommend it for anyone who has sensitive or acne-prone skin.

Looks like for now I will be going back to my Neutrogena Acne Stress Control Cleanser.  It's doesn't meet all my criteria, but so far it's the only thing that I have found to work on a consistent basis.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy Fourth of July Weekend!

It's been hectic around the Addicted household, and I am in the midst of a "project," shall we say.  I'll be back soon with a review of Pangea Organics Egyptian Calendula and Blood Orange Cleanser, and also Part III of my Rouge Bunny Rouge review (finally!).

I hope you have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend!