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Product Rave: Mario Badescu drying cream

19 Oct

This doggone Mario Badescu Drying Cream has been the answer to my puberty aged like break outs! I’m a woman of a certain age and have no clue why I must be subjected to  pimples! At any rate, I purchased this back when it was on sale on Hautelook. I thought if I hated it, its not like it was a huge investment. Welp, I love it! I remove all make up, wash my face and pat dry with a towel. I follow with my moisturizer and then take a q-tip and apply where ever I have a blemish. Seriously within a period of 24 hours it is significantly reduced. By day two, almost completely gone. And the price? $14 at regular price, you can’t beat it. Besides, it will take you MONTHS to actually even get half way through this container. Definitely recession proof. The only draw back is perhaps the smell. It does have a lingering sulfur smell, which doesn’t bother me at all, but may annoy some.

Many people know Mario for his Mario Badescu Drying Lotion , which is also very effective. I have used it several times in the past, but the last bottle my cat played soccer with it and I ended up cleaning the broken glass off he floor.

What Mario says:

Conceal and heal pimples day or night with our blend-able, invisible, soothing acne treatment designed for bumpy under-skin acne or for on-the-spot, quick drying of open, erupted zits. Super-concentrated formula. A little goes a long, long way. Great to use as a barrier between your blemish and your makeup.How to use: Apply sparingly on pimples by dabbing with fingertip until cream blends into the skin. Best when applied after moisturizer, before makeup.


I personally only wear it at night. I can’t comment on how it would work in the day. It does claim to conceal, but I’d say not on this brown girl.Unless I am going for the whole beetle juice look. 🙂


Skyn Iceland on Hautelook! Check My Recs!

7 Oct

Sorry I am tardy for the Hautelook party today. As you know Hautelook has sales daily and you can get some sweet deals on cult favorites and things you may have always wanted to try. Skyn Iceland is one of those brands today. Skyn is a natural line, formulated for all skin types, but is an excellent pick for those who often have distressed skin and other sensitivities. Being the guinea pig that I am I have actually tried a few items from their line. Their eye cream helps with puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles, and dark circles. I blogged about their wipes earlier this year. The cleanser is also something that could be a mainstay on your vanity.

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Below are my recommendations, click for more information.



The prices over at Hautelook are about 30-40% off. Run on over there!

Mario Badescu deals on Hautelook.Check my recs!

8 Aug

How many ways do I love Hautelook?Let me count them…..So while purchasing a couple watches from Hautelook on yesterday, I noticed that the Mario Badescu is having a sale on Monday! *insert bbm dance face here* For those of you who may not know, Hautelook is a sample sale type of site. They post sales daily around 11am EST, and range from different designers, brands, etc. It is quite possible that one day you could score a great deal on Stila lip glosses, then a Missoni toss pillow the next.

So, I feel it is my duty to deliver to you what I would recommend should you find yourself wanting to try something new from Mario, or re-up some of your staples. I first was introduce to Mario Badescu several years ago while shopping in Westport,CT. His drying lotion started my obession.It is a solution you put on a blemish overnight and literally by the am it is gone, or significantly reduced. The rest is history.

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Now. Grab a pen, here are some of my recommendations.


Kevyn Aucoin- On Hautelook. TODAY!

18 Jul

I will have to insist that your make up collection isn’t complete without at least one product from Kevyn. I haven’t had the luxury (read:checking account funds) to indulge in all of his products. However my most coveted item is the Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer Foundation, SX 06., I’m shade 13. The $45 prIce tage is worth it. Because you literally only need a TINY bit for your whole face, the cost per use could be measured in cents.I also highly recommend the nude lip pencils. Of course I do not know exactly what will be included in the sale, but I don’t think you can go wrong with any of his products.

Click here to sign up for Hautelook.Sale starts at 11am, EST.

This blemish-defying formula doubles as a foundation, but it truly excels as concealer. Dab sparingly on freshly moisturized skin under eyes, around your nose, and in any other trouble areas.


 Hopefully everyone enjoyed their holiday… I will be posting pics and discussing some products I acquired this weekend while in Maryland. Happy Monday, I’m still on vacay 🙂


ETA:I only ordered an eyeshadow palette…it was originally $55 and was $22. They have beautiful lipsticks, but I need to knock it off.