Solid Lotion Bars from Faith, Soaps and Love

Know for their incredible handmade artisan soaps, Faith, Soaps & Love has another trick up their sleeves... or in this case, in their tubes. Good things come in 2 oz. packages. Don't let the small number fool you, as the Solid Lotion Bar tube is the size of my hand. Read more

How to Hide Unwanted Facial Hair #GoConfidently

No matter your age, unwanted facial hair can become a true confidence problem. From genetics to mature skin, it can be difficult to feel beautiful when dark excess hair lingers around. Bleaching the hair is an option and if you haven't tried it before and are curious, read on. First, Read more

nyakio ABC African Beauty Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen

I'm always on the lookout for a BB or CC cream that not only matches my skin tone but also has SPF 20 and over, covers without feeling heavy or oily, helps to reduce the size of my pores and gives me a little glow. My skin could be described as medium to Read more

Lancome Visionnaire [1 Minute] Blur #PhotoPerfectSkin #ad

I upgraded my beauty routine with Lancôme Visionnaire [1 Minute] Blur as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #PhotoPerfectSkin. All images and opinions are my own. Large pores, skin imperfections, fine lines, wrinkles - these are just some of the things that come with age (thanks 40.) Throw in Read more

Video: A Girl's Gotta Spa! Featured on Beyond the Vanity

Residents of Los Angeles may be familiar with LA Talk Live radio host, Indian Tyler, for her show Beyond the Vanity on Wednesday at 2pm PST. It's always fun and informative with a lot of beauty, wellness and fitness tips. I couldn't be happier to discover that Ms. Tyler 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…

Posted on by Gail Lewis in beauty, blush, lip gloss, lipstick, Makeup 2 Comments