Confessions of a Beauty Junkie

Monday, August 17, 2009

Rocky Mountain High...

For those of you who've been reading my blog for the past year (big, inappropriate hugs to you), you'll recall my foray into heavy-duty moisturizers upon traveling to Colorado with Hubs for one of his conferences. Well, it's that time again, and here I sit on my mountainside balcony at more than nine thousand feet above sea level, watching the mountain gondolas ferry crazy-assed mountain bikers up another two thousand feet so they can defy death, snakes, rocks, and whatnot all the way back down. (I'm assuming these are the folks who are crazy-assed ski bums in the colder months. Not for me, not for me.) The only product keeping me from looking like a science experiement this time around? Rodial Glam Balm. Sho' 'nuff.

Glam Balm rules all in the moisture department (a warning-- if you're like me, and talk really fast and sometimes don't e-nun-ci-ate like you should, you'll end up calling it "Glam Blam." Trust.). It's very thick, very emollient, and comes in a tube so small that, at eighty bucks, you'll likely find yourself upon its purchase saying, "Self, I have to stop reading that Julie girl's blog. That bitch has officially lost her damn mind." But I promise, a little goes a long way, a little dab'll do ya, insert whatever other corny euphemism you can think of here. Stuff is dense, but spreads out once it warms to the touch. Expect one tube to last a few months, unless you find yourself almost two miles above sea level and are patting it under your eyes, on your lips, all over your face before bed, along your cuticles, etc., etc., like I am this week. Whatever-- it works. Additionally, it promises all sorts of anti-aging benefits with regular use, such as plumper lips (yes, I need those) and fewer wrinkles (um, yes, really need that) in thirty days. It's also awesome for those of your who suffer from dry skin under the eyes and around the nostrils from allergy-induced eye-watering and nose-blowing. If you're lucky enough to find yourself in a Bloomingdale's that has a Space.NK in it (in which case, you'll have some serious 'splainin' to do for not inviting me), pick it up there. Otherwise, get it here. You Nashville pretties can get it at Woo Cosmetics in Green Hills. Love that place.

On a totally different front, please be sure to keep my friend Amy in your thoughts and prayers and check out her blog immediately. She leaves for the Peace Corps this week, and will spend two years in Namibia. Rest assured that a beauty care package from the Beauty Junkie will make its way over to her very soon after she's settled. Talk to you soon ladies!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Buzz buzz buzz...

An update on the Pulse Perfection mascara: it works much better WITHOUT a primer under it. I experienced the same thing back in the fall with that Godforsaken Phenomen'Eyes by Givenchy (clearly, I'm not bitter). PP still takes longer to apply than non-vibrating versions, but the result is pretty good. Just thought I'd pass along a little tidbit to tide you all over until I can post something more worthwhile (btw, I have no idea when that will be, but I love you for being patient). In the meantime, keep it real, and flaunt those lashes! Kisses!