DIY Strawberry Peppermint Foot Scrub

Give yourself a sensory experience while softening up your feet in preparation for an at-home pedi. Erika Katz, beauty expert and author of Bonding over Beauty, has created a DIY Strawberry Peppermint Foot Scrub that is the perfect mix of delicious fragrance and skin-softening ingredients! Just follow these simple simple Read more

IT Cosmetics Cushion Compact Review

Last spring and summer while in Southeast Asia, I became intrigued by cushion compacts. Cushion compacts, like the BB cream, are the beauty brainchild of Korea...I really would like to go on a beauty passage through Korea. They seemed to be everywhere and I made mental note to myself to grab a couple before Read more

Foods That Stain and Whiten Your Teeth

If coffee, cigarettes, red wine and food have left their mark on your teeth, you’re not alone. "The rule of thumb is anything that can stain a white T-shirt can stain your teeth too," says Sharde Harvey, D.D.S and principal in New York-based Smiles Park Avenue, a practice that Read more

The Perfect Pink Lipsticks and Lip Glosses for Dark Skin

Sometimes with my dark skin tone, it can be a bit hard to find the right lip color, especially when it comes to pink. So I was super excited when I received several different shades of pink lip glosses and lipsticks from NARS, Mehron and Uslu Airlines. I'm pretty sure a lot of Read more

DIY Coffee Grounds, Baking Soda, Lemon Body Scrub

This past Saturday night all I wanted to do was stay in and have an at-home spa night. Spa as in facial, hair masks, mani and pedi as well as total body exfoliation. Luckily, I had most of the ingredients for my perfect at home spa night with the exception of Read more

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Review: Rain Cosmetics

New makeup…I don’t know if there exists two words in the English dictionary (when combined together of course) that elicits  more minor shivers…and goosebumps than the prospect of trying out new makeup for the first time.  Usually whenever I purchase a new item I can barely wait to get home and rip off the tags…or rip open that bag of chips or cookies in the car, but with new makeup, opening the packaging is a ritual.  No ripping open anything here, I relish the moment when I can sit quietly and slowly open each item, test it on the back of my hands and the inside of my wrists and sniff it before actually applying it where it’s really supposed to be applied (I said ritual.)

So why when I received my brand spanking new package of Rain Cosmetics did I forgo my ritual and revert to ripping it open like it contained boxes of Girl Scout Thin Mints. Simply put, I had not encountered a line of cosmetics (not since Tarte anyway) with such a fun, simple name.  I am also kind of  insane about rain (as in the kind you go singing in) and the packaging is very chic…I love the metallic baby blue color of the containers. New makeup called Rain in pretty packaging….it was just too much.

The first two items to make their debut in my ritual were my two new lipglosses, the Gloss Of Fame in Berry Manilow and the Sexy Extreme Gloss in Magic.  They are both very pretty, flattering, soft pinks but the Magic Gloss has a lot more shine and shimmer and they both smell heavenly.  The Berry Manilow Gloss has a faint vanilla scent and the Magic Gloss has a very light berry scent.

Next up was the Glam Lipstick in Showgirl, a dark wine colored long-lasting lipstick that doesn’t really smell like anything besides…well lipstick, but the color is very glam indeed…definitely a “night out” shade.  For a lipstick it feels very moisturizing …probably because it contains mango butter, grape seed oil and vitamin E.  I loved that it  felt like I was wearing a balm instead of lipstick.

Lastly to conclude my ritual, I tried the Glowing Blush in Burlesque, a tan/peachy shade that did in fact make my cheeks look like they were glowing.  I did have a moment of confusion with the blush because for some odd reason I assumed it was a cream to powder blush so at first I applied it with my fingers…it worked but did not look as good as it did once applied with a brush.

I enjoyed my ritual so much, I was pretty bummed once I had tried my products.  The only two negatives were that I wish there were descriptions of  colors for each product on the Rain Cosmetics site and also…there I was sitting on the couch with glam lips and glowing cheeks with absolutely no place to go…

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