Saturday, September 13, 2008

Happy Birthday to ME! From Philosophy

Yes, today is my birthday. I have to admit I have not been very excited about it over the past few weeks. I guess because the last really exciting birthday that meant something great was of course "21". Which was quite a while ago. Since then my birthday I guess just lost its luster. It seems since then it is just another year older. But today it came and it was great! I decided "Who cares? Not me! Age is just a number! So let's celebrate me! The day I was born!". So I did. I have wonderful friends and family that all helped me celebrate and I had an amazing birthday. I also was blessed with many wonderful gifts.
One of my favorite gifts was this little Philosophy set "Birthday Girl". I spotted it at Sephora a while ago and hinted to my hubby about it. I have many friends at Sephora that know me well and they helped him out as well.
I love, love, love it. If you have not tried Philosophy before this is a great way to start.
The "Birthday Girl" Kit Contains:
2 oz. Purity Made Simple- This is an amazing face wash I have loved for years. Great for everyone and gentle.
2 oz. Amazing Grace 3 in 1- One of Philosophy's bread-n-butter products. "Amazing" scent :) and works fabulous as a shower gel, bubble bath, and shampoo.
1 oz. Time on Your Hands- Great exfoliating hand cream that helps with aging. I am a hand cream whore so I will let you know how it measures with the 100 others, but so far so good!
1 oz. Soul Owner- This is an exfoliating foot cream that helps with rough soles and nasty heels. First time use for me-I will keep you posted. Seems great though.
0.5 oz. Kiss Me Red lippie- Again, a holy grail for Philosophy. Everyone has one of these babies stashed in their purse. It is a great sheer red that enhances your natural lip color and feels amazing on.
And last but not least the cute as pie birthday girl bag. It is a white vinyl square bag with a wonderful Philosophy on one side and a cute picture on the other. Great size. Love it!
Overall, I love this gift. It is fun and has great product.
Great gift for yourself or for someone you love.
Thanks to all my family and friends for a wonderful birthday!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Have you "flaged" today?

The latest and greatest from
Benefit Cosmetic: POWDERFLAGE!
What is Powderflage??? Well, as described by Benefit it is: "light-diffusing powder concealer for under eyes & face".
My definition: powder that is a little piece of heaven sent down to help all the women of the world with the pesky dark circles we all know you have. (and you know you do)
Ok, so dark circles come in all shapes and sizes and we all have them. This is the #1 problem women come to me with, "I want to hide my dark circles." I have heard it a hundred times. And from my own mouth! It is my #1 problem too. It is hereditary for me (thanks mom & dad). I have tried every concealer out there and there is always something wrong with it (or me?), but POWDERFLAGE is here to save the day.
So what is it?: A light weight, silky, light pink powder that you sweep over the area you are concealing and diffusing.
How do you use it?: It comes complete with a "flager" brush (too cute) which is basically a mini fan brush. You dip your "flager" into the silky powder and sweep under eye area or on your face (whatever you are concealing). You can use it alone or on top of your concealer.
My personal testimonial: Ok, here is where it gets good. This little powder worked some wonders for me. It did so many good things I don't know where to start
1) It set my concealer. As we all know concealers tend too crease. Mine always has and I thought it always would. That is until Powderflage came along. No more creasing. (And for reference I have tried it with several concealers, but am currently loving Benefit's Erase Paste).
2) It really did help diffuse the light and my dark circles are no where to be seen. We all know sometimes dark circles can still sometimes be seen even through the best of concealers. But the light pink silky powder did it's job.
3) It completely hide my fine lines that yes! I already have at age 26, but don't want to admit it! It does it's magic and BAM! no more fine lines. Hence no creasing!
4) It has amazing staying power. My concealer and Powderflage stayed put all day!
5) It works alone or with your concealer. I tried both ways. Of course I got better coverage with concealer, but it is nice to know it works alone too. So you can use it either way depending on how bad your circles are or how much time you have to do your make-up.
OK, so you are saying, "It can't all be good. What is wrong with it?" NOTHING! The only down fall it may have for some of you out there is that it is an extra step if you use it with your concealer. But I promise to you, it is a step worth taking. You won't regret it!
Extra tip: It also works great as a highlighter for your face and eyes. Example, under brow to open eyes and lift brow, above brow to hightlight, on cheekbone to help accent...... You get the drift!
So get to flaging girls! It is now available at your local Benefit counter and at! XOXO

F.Y.I. Johnie is a girl name!

Ok so I started thinking-my name throws off everyone! So everyone that reads this new blog will think is Johnie a boy or a girl??? Well, just to clear the air I am a female. No it is not a nickname, it is my first name given on the day I was born. It is on my birth certificate and my driver's license. And yes I have had to pull out the license before to prove it. And no my parents didn't want a boy. They have 3 girls and wouldn't change one of us for a boy. And it is spelled right--not Johnny, Johnnie, Johny--or any other crazy way. It is just Johnie-one "N" and no "Y". I guess you can tell this has been an issue my whole life! :) But I love my name and would never change it!

First Post from the Host

So I am new on the beauty blogging scene. I started this blog because I love beauty products and love to share my knowledge about them. I am very honest, bold, and blunt. No sugar coating here. I will tell you all-the good, the bad, and the ugly! And because I work in the industry I follow the beauty trends heavily and I know what is coming way before you do. I will share and tell all I know. And I will stop at nothing to be the first to try that new product! So I will always have the lastest and most updated beauty blog for you! And I will also have some of my fellow beauty junkies post some things from time to time too. So you will have not just one junkies opinion, but several! So stop by daily and check us out! As I gear up please be patient with me. I will try to post daily! XOXO to all!