Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Givenchy is God!

OK- so the world knows I love love love most any beauty products.  Even the craptastic ones are fun to open and try... but when I get one that STOPS ME IN MY TRACKS, there is nothing left in the world to do but shout it out to the world, to my blog and to ANYONE who will listen to me!

I was on set for a Target shoot a few weeks back and saw the amazing, beyond talented Gregg Brockington whip out this Givenchy Phenomen'Eyes mascara and... well, I stopped dead in my tracks and just watched.  I mean this thing looks CRAZY!  The applicator is right out of some crazy Gladiator movie but what it does makes your heart skip a beat and then beat twice to make sure you don't miss a moment in life now that you've seen this product.

This applicator reaches EVERYWHERE.  There is no lash too big, small or hiding that can't be reached.  Plus, as I have been playing with it, there are numerous ways to apply this mascara and all have incredible, but slightly different looks!

Ok- so, I never do this, but I was feeling a little spunky with makeup playing energy so I just threw on the Givenchy Penomen'Eyes on one eye and another mascara on the other...
They were quick applications, but even with that, you can see the difference (excuse the yikes brows, threading appointment manana):
Givenchy eye

Product X eye

Now, my application was QUICK!  But, even with a fast app, it is evident how phenomenally different Givenchy eye is Vs. X-product.

Mascara - to me- is the one makeup you shouldn't leave the house without applying.  It helps brighten your eyes, makes you look more awake and just adds a little "OOMPH" to your day.  Well, this mascara cannot be beat, as Givenchy so truly says on their website "Its innovative new design and high-precision application method will make all existing mascaras a thing of the past"

BUY THIS PRODUCT!  We all know you are probably LONG overdue for a new mascara, the questionable one sitting in your makeup bag is probably MONTHS beyond it's expiration, so when you go get a new one... GET. THIS. ONE.

Julia S. Dalton-Brush

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Rodan + Fields Micro-Dermabrasion Paste

I have always been a fan of Rodan + Fields products, many of you may know of their product Proactive.  I used it years ago in high school I believe and it was like a magic potion.  Well, they have done it again and I was able to try two of their awesome products.  I will be blogging about each product separately.
But, first, let me backtrack.  I first met the wonderful Marnie Momsen through one of my bff's.  This made me a bit nervous because I always love receiving products to blog about, but I don't usually have a personal connection with the person sending.  I told Marnie from the get go that I would love to write up her product, but that I will write a 100% honest review so that if I didn't like it I would have to write it.  She sent it to me anyhow and now I know why...

At first try the Rodan + Fields Enhancements Micro-dermabrasion Paste is like a grainy paste, it came out kind of clumpy and it made me nervous that I was going to put this on my face without any water. 
When first putting it on it felt almost like the old candy pop rocks... it was kind of cool!!!  Rubbing it in it felt good, like my face was getting a really good clean.  I have tried millions of other products that feel kind of like this when applying/washing.  But the real surprise came once I washed the paste off.  My face hadn't felt this amazing in I can't remember how long.  My skin felt as soft as my daughter's, it was amazing and it wasn't something that only lasted a few minutes, it felt the same way the next day... ALL DAY LONG!  It not only felt better to the touch, it felt better, well, as skin just sitting on my face.  It was replenishing.
Since I only got a sample of the product (I used it four times), I really wanted to investigate and look into what other people were saying.  The reviews are amazing.  People who are using this product are saying that it lightens brown discoloration in the skin, that their skin has never felt so soft and that it smells delicious (which I can attest to, a nice, light citrusy smell)... however it is not for sensitive skin (it is micro-dermabrasion!).

Here is one of the packets I used.
So, now that I have said everything in the world that is amazing about this product (bc pretty much everything about this product is amazing)... there is one downside (But , an upside to the downside), it is a little pricey... that being said, you don't need to use a lot of it to make it work so it LASTS!  I made a small packet last two times.

So, I would give this a CERTAIN
AAAAAmazing rating!
To purchase this product, or any of the other amazing Road + Fields products, please visit Marnie's site at http://momsen.myrandf.com and order or to go directly to this product click here!!!

I will be writing up my review of Rodan + Field's anti-aging night renewing serum SOON.  So stay tuned!

Julia S. Dalton-Brush

Friday, October 8, 2010


(I thought I'd grab your attention with with pic --->)

OK- KO, I know.  I have not been here for a while.  But that is only because I have been crazy with work and haven't had time to really deeply try any new products... that is why I am changing around the plan for this blog a bit.  I will still ABSOLUTELY do reviews and tips.  BUT, I am also going to start writing up my shoots and brides and all that fun stuff.  Good news alert!!!  In doing that I will also be posting some of what I did on the models/clients!!!

Sooooo... that being said, I will start with my amazing shoot that I had last week with the awesome Gary Heller.  I first noticed Gary's work on model mayhem and saw what a true talent he is and how creative his photographs were.  When I contacted him, he let me know that he had started shooting a lot of fetish/latex models... yup, you heard me right.  I thought 'how cool'  that is something I have not worked on before, so I emailed him right back and said 'I'm in!'
We shot with a model by the name of Kerri Taylor and had an incredible hair stylist by the name of  Masae Cathy Satouchi.  
Here are few images from our shoot 

In this photo Masae worked her hair magic by using some amazing hair tools that she made herself.  We kept the makeup a little more timid so not to compete with the hair or the outfit.  Though the Makeup Forever lashes we used were gorgeous.

These latex outfits are NO JOKE!
For these two photos I got to play around a little more.  Use some slightly darker colors with a little more shimmer.  I mainly used Inglot's pigments on her eyes by wetting my brush and applying it.  It came out beautifully.

In general I love working with great teams, but this one was especially fun.  Really good energy, really great talent all if good fun for great pics!

I hope that everyone is having a beautiful day and please stay tuned for my blog post on Rodan +Field's products that I have tested.  

Julia S. Dalton-Brush