Author: Ginger Kate

I'm an American Ginger dancing through life creating art! I'm an Actor, Photographer, Painter and Writer who dabbles in Music. I'm a total fan girl, old soul, history and Latin geek with an addiction to Rock and Roll and Fashion.

3:30am Drugstore Haul

This is the kind of thing that happens when I go to walgreens at 3:30am.

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Revlon :: Lash Potion Mascara
Revlon :: Nearly Naked Pressed Powder
Sally Hansen :: Triple Shine Nail Color in Wavy Blue (Dark-Cobalt w/ Glitter) and Slick Black (Multi-color Glitter in Black)
imPRESS Press-Ons in Bright as a Feather (Dark Blue w/ Blue Sparkles) and Kids & Tell (Ombré Pink)

Love, GK

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Daily Face Care :: Clinique

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My mother is a longtime worshiper in the church of Clinique. Although she’s not one for more makeup than some liner and mascara, she’s always preached the word of healthy skin care. Currently using Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+, I grew up watching and learning from my Mom’s use of Clinique’s previous moisturizers and face washes so I should come as no surprise that I continue to depend on Clinique’s products to keep my face a healthy and clean one.

 

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AM :: At the start of my day and beauty routine, I use the Clinique mild Liquid Facial Soap. My face doesn’t get too dirty throughout the night and I don’t want to begin the day drying it out and this soap is the best for light cleansing. I follow up my wash by using the Clarifying Lotion 2, it’s the perfect gentle exfoliant and finish up with the moisturizing cream de jour. (I’m currently playing the field of daily moisturizers and deciding where I’ll lay my loyalty for a while. It is, after all, a very important decision.)

PM :: When it’s time to strip off the grime for the day, I remove my makeup with towelettes and then deep clean with Clinique’s Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser. Skipping the pre-wash makeup removing isn’t n issue with this cleanser either; It’s pretty powerful and can easily remove makeup or other coating like sunscreen. Just like in the morning, my wash is followed by a cotton ball of the Clarifying Lotion 2. Before bed I apply a very light weight nighttime moisturizer (again, currently unattached to one.)

 

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While I’m singing their praises, I’d like to mention another fantastic Clinique cleanser. Their Rinse-Off Eye Makeup Solvent works like a charm. It’s gentle and effective!

If you’re in need of a good daily face routine and new to the concept, first of all: shame on you for waiting so long to begin a healthy skin care regime and secondly: congratulations on embarking into a brighter world face first!

If you are a face care newbie, a great place to start is with one of Clinique’s 3 Step Skin Care Systems. You can easily determine your skin type by visiting your local Clinique counter or by visiting their site and taking their skin diagnostic test. Whether you have Very Dry, Cry Combination, Combination Oily or Oily skin, there’s a 3 Step System for you. Each contains your ideal Liquid Facial Soap, your best suited Clarifying Lotion and the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ or Gel. It’s an easy way to get in the habit of practicing good skin care habits and they’re some of the best products you can find!

Hope this post helped some of you make the decision to give Clinique’s face care a try or even just inspire you to take good care of your face no matter what products you select.

Thank you, as always, for reading! Please feel free to follow me on Instagram, Twitter and Tumblr and, of course, please subscribe if you like what you read… or at least bookmark me.

Love, GK

 

PS: To keep the skin on the rest of my body clean, fresh and healthy, I like to use Neutrogena’s Pink Grapefruit Body Clear Body Wash daily and an Apricot Scrub a few times a week. (The one pictured below is by equate, Wal-Mart’s brand, but it’s just as good as St. Ive’s and about $1 cheaper.)

 

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There you have a it, a peek inside my bathroom and shower to see what keeps my skin healthy and vibrant. Thanks again for reading!

 

 

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January 2013 :: Ipsy Glam Bag :: 19 Reasons

January 2013 Ipsy Glam Bag

“19 Reasons [2014 Will Be Amazing]“

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I waited longer than usual to receive January’s Glam Bag and I’m not overly excited about it. I don’t hate it. I’m not disappointed or anything. It just fails to ignite that cosmetic fire in my soul. I like all of the products and will use them, of course, but nothing in this bag got me particularly jazzed. 2 of the products I’ve received previously (the conditioning spray and the makeup remover wipes) and I thoroughly enjoy them but I’ve received them before. I like them; I have and will purchase them on my own. You did your job, Ipsy. I want to try new stuff!

  • Sexy HairHealthy Sexy Hair Soy Tri-wheat Leave-In Conditioner – Like I said, I’ve used this before. It works well enough at helping to “reconstruct” strands while nourishing them. Soy and Cocoa; protein providing and moisturizing.
  • Elizabeth MottSmooth Shadow in Penny – I’ve yet to test the longevity of this gel liner but I do know it applies easily and smudges well. I like the color and, strangely, didn’t already have a brassy gold liner.
  • LeeAnni Eco3 in 1 Revolotion – The packaging is a little homemadey but I suppose it adds to the charm of this small, eco-friendly and gluten free skin beauty company. In this post hipsterpocolypse world, it seems this company has the chance of taking off like a rocket. Cynicisms aside, after applying the 3 in 1 Revolotion (toner, serum and lotion) and liking how it felt, I checked out their site and liked what I read. I plan on trying more of their products if I continuing to enjoy the Revolotion after multiple uses. (Plus, I think the name is clever)
  • Absolute!Makeup Cleansing Tissues – As mentioned above, I’ve used these awesome makeup remover wipes before. They really are fantastic. I usually use the Neutrogena makeup removing wipes but I prefer the way these wipes leave my face feeling: cleaner and fresher. They’re comparable to the YesTo Cucumber face cloths I’m so fond of.
  • MicaBeautyTinted Lip Balm in Fiesta – I’ve been a fan of MicaBeauty products for a long time and over the past year have received several of their products in my monthly deliveries; this lip balm perpetuates my fanship for MB products. The color is a medium bright pink for a simple but fun berry lip.

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A closer look at the Elizabeth Mott Smooth Shadow Pencil and MicaBeauty Lip Balm

Overall, I’m pleased with this month’s goodies but I’m hoping next months bag will really wow me with some awesome products or turn me on to some brands.

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Thanks again for reading! Love, GK

Nars Lip Glosses


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As part of my recent birthday beauty splurge, I bought two new lip glosses from Nars off of Sephora.com. The two shades I chose were Bad Education and Coup De Coeur.

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Bad Education is the perfect red gloss to top off a bold red lip. The other night I paired this gloss with my Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate lipstick in Kiss of Life. (This is one of my favorite red lipsticks mostly because it has “Kate” written on it all pretty.) It look fantastic. A couple of reapplies though out the night, but a fabulous red lip!

Coup De Coeur is a warm medium brown color with some red tones mixed in. I haven’t put this color to any “real” use yet but I can’t wait to do so.

Both of these glosses were only $10 on sephora so I’m thinking Nars may be discontinuing them. Kind of a bummer, if thats the case, since both of these colors are fantastic.  Below is a quick swatch on my very fair skin.

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Thanks for reading, as always! Love, GK

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Birthday Makeup Haul :: Urban Decay & Sephora

Happy Birthday to ME! Almost. But since it’s so close to my birthday, I decided to treat myself to a bit of a beauty shopping spree so I hit up Sephora.com and UrbanDecay.com for some new goodies! And since I’ve been up all night marathon watching Season 1 and 2 of HBO’s Girls, I figured I’d take the time to brag about my most recent purchases.

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Having been a fan of the Urban Decay Naked palette for a long time now, I knew i needed to purchase a new one. I had never purchased the Naked 2 palette before since the colors are pretty close to the colors in the original palette. Things time, however, I went for it and bought the Naked 2 palette as well. I also picked up the brand new Naked 3 palette full of rosy must-have colors, a couple of lip glosses from Nars, new brushes and some sweet extras.

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From Urban Decay, I ordered the original Naked palette and the Naked 3 palette. I received two samples of eyeshadow primer with each palette and a Naked lipgloss sample with my entire order.

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Over on Sephora, I ordered the Naked 2 palette, 2 Nars lip glosses in Bad Education and Coup De Coeur, and a travel eyeshadow brush set. Additionally, I received a sample sized Lip Junkie lipgloss with the Naked 2 palette, Tarte clean slate pore less primer by entering a promo code, and the three samples I selected to receive with my entire order are: Murad Age Reform Intensive Wrinkle Reducer, Murad Pore & Line Minimizing Hydrator and Peter Thomas Roth Laser-Free Resurfacer.

I’ve got a few posts scheduled showcasing these products including a review/comparison of all three Urban Decay Naked palettes, brush set review and Nars lipgloss review. I hope you’ll be back to check those out.

Thanks for reading! Love, GK

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