Tuesday, January 20, 2009

In Search of the Best!

Sorry, precious readers, it's been along time since I have updated this blog. As with each of us, life happens, and sometimes our desires in writing and editing need to take a back seat. So , without further adieu, I am hoping to start working on this blog on a regular basis. Please be patient though as I am doing a lot of research, and am a real novice in the website hosting and upkeep areas. This blog, (as I am) is a work in progress. I have a great vision and high hopes though, so it will be great to have any comments along the way in the form of encouragement or advice, or even some techie help,( especially in how to insert links!) ( for which I can offer editing, or even some other life skill mentoring).

Today I want to talk about MASCARA.

Aren't we all, IN SEARCH OF THE BEST, when it comes to MASCARA. It has been a frustrating journey for most of us, hasn't it? So , this weeks search for the best MASCARA, may last for a few weeks!
Over the years we have all tried so many . My latest MASCARA journey has taken me to one of our favorite cosmetic shops, ULTA. (http://www.ulta.com/ulta/index.jsp). Over the last month, I have purchased no less than 3 different MASCARA's...ranging from $15.00 to $22.00. Not one of them has brought satisfaction. Two were almost non-existent, so dry they were almost unnoticeable, and one smudged and was clumpy, and had a very very strong odor upon applying, within only a few moments of application. (and of course, they all were labelled, smudge and clump resistant.) Those BRANDS were PUR, (http://www.purminerals.com/Eyes ), BARE ESSENTUALS (http://www.bareescentuals.com/) , and TWO FACED. (http://www.toofaced.com/).
The other brands I have tried to no avail, have been L'oreal, Rimmel, Maybelline, ORIGINS(http://www.origins.com/)..this last brand I actually loved due to the ingredients list, but I tried it two times and both times it was dry and clumpy...Lancome..( have to admit haven't tried Lancome for quite awhile)...and Chanel. Years ago Chanel had the most incredible dry cake MASCARA. They eventually stopped production due to a shortage on the ingredients I was told.( sad day....) . Someone recently told me that there are a few good, organic, natural MASCARA's out there that I should give a try. I am willing, so hopefully I will be able to report on those too. In the meantime, while IN SEARCH OF THE BEST in MASCARA land goes on, send me your comments! I would love to hear what you have to say! I will get back to you with more reviews as I am IN SEARCH OF THE BEST!


Felicia said...

I wish i could help.. mascara is a hard one!

Cascia said...

Good luck with you blog! I hope you find the time to update it more often.