Friday, March 5, 2010

I want this: beautyblender

So YouTube gurus, celeb and beauty mags, and makeup lovers everywhere have been raving about the beautyblender - a magical egg-shaped sponge that supposedly will "make you look like a movie star without the pricey services of a pro makeup artist" by giving your foundation/powder/concealer/bronzer/etc. that airbrushed finish look. Celebs like the Kardashians swear by it!

According to the beautyblender website, "Beautyblender’s patent-pending elliptical shape makes application foolproof by allowing you to access hard-to-reach areas with stunning ease. Its suede texture is sensual to the touch and its unique curves fit the contours of your face, leaving your make up dazzling and undetectable. Beautyblender is latex free, non-allergenic and odor free."

You can buy the beautyblender set - which includes blendercleanser to clean your sponge - online right now on Sephora for $39.95. Apparently, each sponge lasts three or more months, depending on how much you use it.

Should I should purchase the beautyblender or not? Leave your comments below on what you think or if you have tried it before!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Can You Get Beautiful Skin from a Green Smoothie?

Lately, I have been OBSESSED with reading Kimberly Snyder's Health and Beauty Blog. Based in New York, Snyder is a raw foodie, clinical nutritionist, yoga master, and chef to the stars (she recently was on the set of "When in Rome"). Snyder only eats raw food, meaning she doesn't eat anything cooked above 118 degrees Fahrenheit - which means no meat! But, according to Snyder, the benefits of eating all organic, raw foods (think lots of leafy greens, vegetables, fruit, nuts, etc.) are endless: it heals the body from the cellular level up, increases energy, increases efficient digestion, provides ongoing cleansing, and even leads to glowing healthy skin, among a bevy of other beauty benefits! Snyder’s philosophy is that "Outer Beauty is a Reflection of Inner Health."

So now I bring you to the Green Smoothie. Each morning Snyder starts off her day with a Green Smoothie, packed with tons of green vegetables and certain fruits. Many of the ingredients can help with common beauty woes. For instance, according to Snyder, under eye circles can be reduced by eating foods high in organic sodium (celery, kale, spinach, olives) and a beautiful glow can be achieved by incorporating more organic radishes in your diet!

If you look above, you'll see a green smoothie I made recently in my blender - all it consists of is spinach, a cup of cold water, an organic apple, and a banana. It was a little thick (I should have added some more water) and tough to get down, but honestly you could really only taste the fruit! I'm going to try to drink them more often - say maybe once or twice a week. I am NOT a raw foodist and I barely eat any organic foods. But I am curious to see if these Green Smoothies add any of the above benefits Snyder mentioned to my life.

Snyder says 60-70% of whatever we put onto our skin is absorbed through the dermis, and ends up in our bloodstream and has to be processed by the liver. Needless to say, she is not a big proponent of makeup. So if you girls are sick of going out and buying foundations, concealers, and moisturizers to hide your flaws, maybe you can head to your local supermarket to find some alternative solutions!

Reviews to Come on Boston Beauty Addict

Hey everyone! I just wanted to let you know that I will be posting before (see above) and after photos of my boyfriend's eyes after he used Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Re-New Anti-Puff Eye Roller some time next week!

Other reviews to expect in the coming months are Zia's Skin Basics Nourishing Creme as well as La Roche-Posay's Lipikar line for extremely dry and irritated skin!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

On Sale TODAY: Lorac & on

I wanted to tell you guys about a must go-to sale on today. Lorac products are on sale for up to 80% off - from eyeshadows to nail polishes to cheek stains! It's crazy that these products are selling for $4+, seeing that they typically cost $18! The above eyeshadow I posted above is on sale and one of my favorites. Lorac's eyeshadows are high quality and buttery soft. Visit the Lorac sale on at and be sure to register for free to learn about other great offers on everything from makeup to the latest fashions.

AND if you're looking for longer lashes or fuller brows, be sure to check out the line!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Laura Geller's Lip & Eye Spackle Not So Spectacular

~Laura Geller's Eye Spackle Formula Applied to Lid~

~Eyeshadow Over Laura Geller's Eye Spackle Formula~

~Eyeshadow 8 Hours Later...~

Evening everybody! So I want to start off by saying that I had high hopes for Laura Geller's Lip & Eye Spackle. Since the consistency of it is so thick, I really thought it would help my eyeshadow to last throughout the day. But, judging from the photos above, I'm truly disappointed in it! Now, I know that there is no magical formula out there that is going to keep a girl's eyeshadow on completely for the entire day, but for $20+ I thought Laura Geller had something more powerful up her sleeve!

I haven't tried the lip spackle portion of this duo yet, just because it's winter time and my lips are really chapped. But based on reviews from, I've heard that the formula is chalky and doesn't amplify the true color of the lipstick like it's supposed to.

Sadly, I'm giving two thumbs down on this product! :( BUT this was an experiment. I'm also going to test out the staying power of my Urban Decay Primer Potion and Two-Faced Shadow Insurance, so keep checking back for photos and details!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Words truly can't describe how much I hate MAKE UP FOR EVER's Aqua Smoky Lash Mascara. The formula is runny and always seems to get on my contacts when I apply it to my lashes. And after applying it to my lashes, black specks appear under my bottom lashes everytime I blink! I guess I have to hold my eyes open and not blink until it's dry? It's terrible. For $22, I should have taken it straight back to Sephora, but, stupidly, I didn't. Now it just sits in my makeup case collecting dust.

Monday, February 15, 2010

My Valentine's Day Look

Hello everyone! I hope ya'll had a great Valentine's Day! So above is the look I wore for Valentine's Day with my boyfriend. Here are the products I used:

- I blended MAC's Lala eyeshadow on the outer corner of my eye (I brought the eyeshadow slightly above my crease. I was trying to create a more "angular" look). Be sure to blend harsh lines with a fluffy brush.
- Then from Revlon's Azure Mist 12-hour eyeshadow quad, I patted on the first silver color to my eyelid, just to create a little more shimmer
- I lined the top and bottom lashes with a black pencil eyeliner
- From Revlon's 10 Berry Bloom 12-hour eyeshadow quad, I took the darkest purple color and patted it over the black liner on my top and bottom of my eyes
- Using my Coastal Scents 88 palette, I just took a matte color closest to my skin tone and applied it under my brow
- I curled my eyelashes and applied Maybelline's Pulse Perfection Mascara to my lashes
- I finished the look with a nude shimmer lip gloss

That's it! Hope you like it!