The New Color for a Lush Valentine’s Day is Green

P.S. I love youValentine’s Day is fast approaching and MDM has found the perfect site for unique gifts for the one you love.  Lush, a cosmetic and bath company, has created hand-made green (vegetarian materials) products that are sure to please everyone.  Lush has a selection of specially created Valentine’s Day products.  MDM likes the P.S. I love you box, which includes a Love Potion massage bar, a slice of Sweetheart soap, Ro’s Argan body conditioner, A Million Kisses lip tint and a 2ml vial of Love perfume for $34.95.  Also, you may want to purchase Lush’s famous bath bombs.  MDM’s daughters rave about Rose Queen and Softy.  On your visit be sure to check out Lush’s Memorable Kisses Contest (Ends February 10th).  Winners will receive A Lots of Love Hatbox.

Tip Of The Week #61: Back To Basics Series

Running out of the house with little or no makeup is definitely a no-no for self-confidence, but sometimes there’s no real time to do a full face makeover.  If you find you are in a hurry, but you don’t want to feel naked, do this:  find your best feature and find a quick cosmetic product that can be easily applied and fast, play it up and go!

For MarkdownMom it’s eyes, and for a quick fix she uses the in-house brand at Sephora.  Sephora’s Collection has a rich creamy eyeliner crayon for $6, a real bargain when you look at its’ user-friendly quality.  It comes in all the basic smoky colors and more.

Since many retailers are doing Christmas In July themes, keep this in mind as a stocking stuffer for the holidays!

Make Out With MakeUp!

Stila Face Contouring Trio PaletteThe holidays are when beauty retailers crank out marvelous gift boxes.  You know the kind, those luscious sets of perfumeries with baskets of bath & body products.  In recent years, retailers have been expanding this idea to include makeup kits.   However, rather than a generic cosmetic kit, what about giving your favorite gal, daughter, sister, or in-law a gift set from one of her favorite hot brands at a terrific bargain!

Beauty Ticket has the latest fashion cosmetic lines–you know the ones you find in high end specialty stores–at fantastic savings–even gift sets for stocking stuffers like this Face Contouring Trio Palette from Stila, reg. $38.00, bargain priced $17.99! Each compact comes with 3 shades, light (a high-lighting powder), dark (a low-lighting powder), flash (a soft neutral shimmer), a step by step simple instructions on how to contour cheeks, nose and eye, and some very essential lighting that surrounds the mirror.  Check out the mirror–it has its’ own LED lights! How Cool Is That?

Plus, check out their weekly super bargain, or Beauty Ticket Steal of the week This week it’s Stila Winter Wonderland Set in “Noire” (a $130 value!) for $18.99!

The Latest In Vibrators

No, this isn’t a discussion by the stars of Sex And The City;  I mean what were you thinking?  For those of us who have been eyelash impaired and don’t want to try out that new product which may make your blue eyes brown, the vibrating mascara brush is a must have in your cosmetic bag!

Lancôme® had cornered the market for the vibrating mascara applicator for some time, and Markdown Mom forked over its’  hefty $34 price.  However, price relief is in sight.  As with any new invention, new competitors spark lower prices.  Maybelline’s®  Pulse Perfection Mascara, comes in 2 shades of black, and has a waterproof mascara for under $13 at major retailers like Target.   And to make your eyes really bug out, now they are offering an online $3 coupon!

How does this second generation compare to the pricier version?   Well, it covers each lash like the original and when applied correctly lifts and curls at the same time.  Don’t hesitate to take advantage of the coupon deal to try this product if you haven’t already–you won’t be sorry, and the waterproof version makes it even more attractive to add this product to your makeup routine.

Markdown Mom Gives It Two Thumbs Up!