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Pixi Beauty products you need

Pixi Beauty products you need

Pixi Beauty continues to surprise and delight me with the products that they send. These 5 cosmetics will bring you brighter skin, gorgeous nails, and lips & eyes that shine. All of these will give you a special glow.

Pixi Glow Mist

Pixi Glow Mist

Pixi Glow is almost a cult product. It’s one of the most popular products that Pixi Beauty has created. They’ve taken it one step forward now and created Pixi by Petra Glow Mist. This mist works with Pixi Glow but it’s a totally separate product. Its goal is to give you an all-over glow for a radiant, dewy effect. It’s a spray that really works. You can use this before makeup to hydrate, protect and nourish your skin. Or use it after makeup to add a dewy finish. Plus you can use it any time you want to refresh your makeup look and add that wonderful glow. At $15 for this 2.7 oz bottle you’ve got yourself a reasonably priced winner.

Pixi Beauty Fairy Dust in Olive Gold

Pixi Beauty Fairy Dust in Olive Gold

Pixi Beauty makes a pigment product that they call Fairy Dust ($10). There are two new shades added to this collection and they are beauties. First is Olive Gold which I knew I’d love before I even opened the package. Olive Gold is described as “vintage gilded moss shimmer” and that alone made me want it on my eyes instantly. I have brown eyes and I think that the gold with an undertone of green makes for an especially pretty eye.

Pixi Olive Gold Fairy Dust

Pixi Olive Gold Fairy Dust

Another new shade is Silver Glow which is described as “Satin silver with a lavender-gold sheen”.

Pixi Fairy Dust in Silver Glow

Pixi Fairy Dust in Silver Glow

Pixi Fairy Dust in Silver Glow

Pixi Fairy Dust in Silver Glow

I bet that reading the name Silver Glow sounded a bit scary since silver isn’t the easiest shade to pull off once you are over your twenties. But silver that isn’t metallic is a beautiful shade and this has that touch of lavender and drop of gold to make it gleam.

The sponge applicator doesn’t apply on my eyes smoothly so I take their recommendation of using a fluffy brush and use this all over my eyelid as a wash. If I want to get more dramatic I’ll use a mixing medium to darken the silver or I’ll use a charcoal or black in the outer crease.

Pixi Tinted Brilliance Balm in Lucent Glow

Pixi Tinted Brilliance Balm in Lucent Glow

While not a new product Pixi Tinted Brilliance Balm in Lucent Glow ($14) is a new shade for me. Actually it’s not really a shade, you don’t want to wear this alone, or at least I don’t. I love Pixi’s lip crayons because they hydrate, are easy to apply, and look good. Lucent Glow is a very light luminous rose gold shimmer in a translucent pink base. This goes well with the theme of GLOW for February’s products. This will look good all year round though and bring a lift to any lipsticks you happen to be wearing. 

Pixi Beauty Amethyst Amore nail polish

Pixi Beauty Amethyst Amore nail polish

For me the star of the show is Pixi’s Amethyst Amore nail polish. I can’t even begin to tell you how many people took my hand over the week I wore this to look at this fabulous deep blue-violet shade. Amethyst Amore is well named since it was instant ‘amore’ with this polish. Pixi wears beautifully on me, lasting a week with no problem.

Pixi Amethyst Amore

Pixi Amethyst Amore

I’ve raved about Pixi many times before and products like these will keep me raving and talking about their virtues. All 5 of these are being used and will continue to be used by me with amore. — Marcia

Pixi Beauty is available at their website as well as at Target stores. These products will be available March 5 at stores but to be assured of getting the products I want though I rely on Pixibeauty.com.

*provided for editorial consideration

 

 

 

Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows are unique in all ways

Makeup Geek, also known as Marlena, is known for her outstanding tutorials and her quality products. Marlena’s latest line of eyeshadows are her Foiled Eyeshadows ($9.99 for a pan) and they do not disappoint. There are 10 shades available and we were sent 5 to share their beauty with you. We are both gaga over these fantastic eyeshadows and can’t wait to share their beautiful new discoveries.

Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows

Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows

Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows

Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows

Lisa’s Side:  Grandstand and In the Spotlight are two of the most beautiful eyeshadows I own. They are just gorgeous.

Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows:  In the Spotlight and Grandstand

Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows:  Grandstand and In the Spotlight

In the Spotlight and Grandstand swatched

In the Spotlight and Grandstand swatched

Grandstand is a medium rose gold with slight taupe undertones and a foiled finish. In the Spotlight is a soft peachy-pink with coral undertones and a foiled finish. They are fantastic together, particularly with brown eyes.

I love the pans because they fit into palettes – they are the perfect size for MAC palettes – so I can mix and match shades to create a perfect combination. The pigment on these are crazy good and the texture is silky soft. I don’t even need a primer with these and they stay bright and true all day long. And the price? Wow. Eyeshadows don’t get any better than these!

Marcia’s Side:

Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows

Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows

As you can see I have some of the brighter shades of these Foiled Eyeshadows. If you like a bold eye then these ultra pigmented shadows need to be in your collection.

Makeup Geek Foiled shadow in Jester

Makeup Geek Foiled shadow in Jester

MUG Jester under bright light

MUG Jester under bright light

Jester seen above is total love for me. This is the one that I’ve worn over and over. It’s rightfully described as “Bright mossy green with slight gold undertones and a foiled finish”. I find the gold to add a magical touch to the green.

Makeup Geek Jester Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Jester Foiled Eyeshadow

I can wear this day or night by playing with the intensity of the shadow. The Foiled Eyeshadows work best by patting them on, not smoothing them on. I use either a flocked sponge or a dense taklon brush like the MAC 242.

Makeup Geek Center Stage

Makeup Geek Center Stage

Makeup Geek Center Stage under bright light

Makeup Geek Center Stage under bright light

Center Stage is easily the prettiest and most unusual blue shadow that I own. It’s a bright royal blue that I’ve only worn at night. If I try to tone it down then I lose the beautiful sheen of the foiled look. It makes a gorgeous smokey eye by keeping it close to the lashline like a thick liner.

Makeup Geek Caitlin Rose

Makeup Geek Caitlin Rose

Makeup Geek Caitlin Rose

Makeup Geek Caitlin Rose

Purple lovers need to rejoice about Caitlin Rose. This is a bright amethyst purple that stands out from the crowd. Even if you have a wardrobe of purple eyeshadows you don’t have this amazing shade.

Makeup Geek Center Stage, Jester and Caitlin Rose

Makeup Geek Center Stage, Jester and Caitlin Rose

Makeup Geek took the work out of foiling for us. As she tell us: “This cutting-edge formula offers a creamy texture that is a hybrid between a powder shadow and a cream shadow that is on a level of its own.
The intense pigmentation combined with an opaque, metallic finish make these shadows a dream to work with. These can be applied effortlessly in just one swipe with no primer required! Our lineup includes a diverse array of rich colors and a smooth silky formula that we believe help elevate pressed eye shadows to the next level of exceptional quality.”

These unique Makeup Geek eyeshadows should be in your shopping cart soon or at least on your wishlist!

*sent for editorial consideration and an honest review

Sharing the beauty of Rouge Bunny Rouge Raw Garden Eye Shadow Palette – Chronos

Rouge Bunny Rouge Raw Garden Eye Shadow Palette - Chronos

Rouge Bunny Rouge Raw Garden Eye Shadow Palette – Chronos

Rouge Bunny Rouge Raw Garden Eye Shadow Palette - Chronos

Rouge Bunny Rouge Raw Garden Eye Shadow Palette – Chronos

Rouge Bunny Rouge has enchanted me since I first heard of it. I’ve bought almost every one of their eyeshadows yet I resisted the Garden Eye Shadow Palette – Chronos for so long. Now that I have it I wonder what in the world made me doubt that this wouldn’t be for me. It’s so beautiful that I could just stare at it for hours. But instead I photographed it to share with you and now I’m wearing it and loving every minute of it.

Now you ask me why I love Rouge Bunny Rouge eyeshadows, don’t you?? It’s a combination of unusual colors, fabulous pigmentation, and long wearing shadows that don’t fade away into oblivion.

1st three shadows in Chronos

1st three shadows in Chronos

The official descriptions of the first three shadows

Champagne Pewter Highlighter – a peachy metallic champagne
Metallic Rosy Brown – a peacock pink and gold shade
Aged Bronze – an interchanging, cool olive metallic

#1 champagne highlight shade

#1 champagne highlight shade

The first shade applies darker than it looks like it would. I find this a great lid shade but a little too dark for my typical browbone look. It’s a metallic shade with some sparkle to it. It works with every single shadow in the palette.

2nd shade Metallic Rosy Brown

2nd shade Metallic Rosy Brown

I’m mad for this metallic rosy brown, the perfect description of it. A little pink, a little taupe and a little gold combine to make a terrific shade for lid or crease.

3rd shadow metallic golden olive

3rd shadow metallic golden olive

If you know my taste then you know that this golden olive shade was the first I chose to use. While it’s called an aged bronze what I see is the patina of an olive gold.

Rouge Bunny Rouge golden olive and champagne highlighter

Rouge Bunny Rouge golden olive and champagne highlighter

Descriptions for the last two shades:

Aubergine Gunmetal – a dark, gold-tinged eggplant-grey metallic
Midnight Blue Gunmetal – a deep, smoky blue-grey metallic

I didn’t think it could get better but it does with the 4th shade. I’ve always loved purple shadows but as I get older not all love me. This is perfect because it’s a darkened pastel shade. It combines purple with gray to tone it down and then it tempers it with a touch of shimmery gold. Maqnifique.

RBR 4th shadow eggplant gray metallic

RBR 4th shadow eggplant gray metallic

The last shadow in Chronos is one I didn’t think I could wear, what a mistake that was in my thought process. It’s a beautiful smoky teal gray metallic that looks absolutely gorgeous with either of the first two shades in the palette. While it looks muddy on the flocked sponge, it’s a very unusual and wonderful shade once on.

5th Chronos shade

5th Chronos shade

None of these shades are the typical colors you’ll find in other brands. There can be an almost muddy quality to them but that’s not an insult. It’s just that they are unusual and much better suited for someone with sophisticated taste.

Rouge Bunny Rouge Chronos swatches

Rouge Bunny Rouge Chronos swatches

This is a limited edition palette that costs $59. I bought mine at Beautyhabit when they had free shipping. It’s also available at Rouge Bunny Rouge.chronos_1_2

As always Rouge Bunny Rouge shares a story with their Long Lasting Hummingbird eyeshadows: ”

Hints of Darkness is one of the signature ideas of the Enchanted Garden, and one that hides a multitude of shades and shadows locked inside.
Whether it’s the majestic bronze statues, ennobled with verdigris; or the cast iron door knockers, darkened by time; or the ancient garden benches with an occasional velvety patch of pale blue moss – their mysterious, untouched darkness is a constant watcher of time. And so the Artists of the Enchanted Garden have chosen those timeless metallic colours for their astounding new chef d’oeuvre.
In the treasure chambers they found the source of the most beguiling, exotic shine ever seen in the inimitable lustre of Black Pearls, wondrous children of Nature and Time, black and yet aglow with a multitude of colours.
On the edge of metallic and organic, the silky-soft shades of the Limited Eye Shadow Palette RAW GARDEN in ‘Chronos’ are created to beautify every eye colour and each classic look that usually is created in a variety of greys and blacks.”
If you believe in Enchanted Gardens like I do then it’s time to pick this up before Chronos is gone. — Marcia

Mineral Fusion Jaded Eyeshadow Trio is the perfect antidote to winter duldroms

Mineral Fusion Jaded Eyeshadow

Mineral Fusion Jaded Eyeshadow

If you are attracted to green eyeshadow then you will love MINERAL FUSION Jaded Eyeshadow Trio. Mineral Fusion has created 7 Eyeshadow Trios and each one looks amazing. I was sent Jaded which happened to be the one I was most excited about trying.

all the Mineral Fusion eyeshadow trios

all the Mineral Fusion eyeshadow trios

Jaded contains 3 complimentary shades that blended perfectly. Jaded is described as “emerald shimmer,  sage green, and a matte cream”. Each of the textures are different and combine for perfection.

Mineral Fusion Jaded

Mineral Fusion Jaded

The Matte Cream section has a creamy texture that isn’t to be believed. It’s so smooth to the touch and the application is just as smooth.

Mineral Fusion Jaded

Mineral Fusion Jaded

Sage Green is the prettiest shade in the trio. I’m normally afraid of light greens because they tend to make me look like I’m pretending to be younger. But this shade is a total eye brightener that is just beautyiful. Not too bright, not too light, Goldilocks would say it’s just right. This has a satin finish to it.

Mineral Fusion Jaded

Mineral Fusion Jaded

What they call Emerald Green isn’t emerald at all. Instead it’s a dark khaki green with some shimmer to it. In the package it looks like it would be glittery but take my word that it’s not. This can be very dark but you can also apply it with a lighter hand than my swatch shows and see more of the khaki in it.

wearing Mineral Fusion Jaded Trio

wearing Mineral Fusion Jaded Trio

mineral fusion jaded eyelook

I haven’t seen Mineral Fusion shadows in real life but I’m going to stalk Whole Foods until I find them. I am thrilled with this shadow and need more in my life. In December Mineral Fusion had 30% off on their cosmetics and sold out all but two. I have seen them on iHerb though and Target online carries some too. If you are ready for natural, cruelty-free, vegetarian eyeshadows that pack on the power then Mineral Fusion Trios are the right brand to try. This is a line worth exploring. — Marcia

*sent for an honest review

 

Update – a friend just told me about this sale

See the beauty of Araza Natural Beauty eyeshadows

araza logo

Araza Natural Beauty was founded by Lindsey who has a story to tell us: “As I began doing more research on the chemicals, fillers, and artificial junk that our processed foods contain, it also occurred to me that what we put ON our bodies is just as important as what we put IN our bodies. Our skin is the largest organ of the human body and it absorbs 70% of everything that we put on it! That being said, why would we take the time to eat healthy but then not put healthy products on our skin? Being a bit of a makeup junky myself I realized the products I loved and used were incredibly harmful and toxin filled. Heck, cosmetics are not even regulated by the FDA like food is. It is our responsibility to read labels and understand what we are using.”

Well the ladies at Beauty Info Zone wanted to know more about Araza Natural Beauty and we are lucky enough to have received 4 eyeshadows to wear and share. Since Lindsey wanted a healthy, high quality makeup line, made from the best natural and certified organic ingredients, we were excited to join her on her mission. She’s one smart lady who has created some beautiful eyeshadows (and more we’re sure).

The eyeshadows are called Long-Wear Raspberry and Citrus Infused Eye Color. You have 15 beautiful choices ($18 each) with excellent descriptions and photos of the colors so you won’t be surprised when they arrive – well you will but it will be because you are so delighted.

“Blendable and buildable eye color, Araza’s Long Wear Raspberry and Citrus Infused Eye Color glides on lids smooth and effortless, creating stunning color that enhances natural beauty and lasts until the day is done. Orange Peel is nutrient packed with vitamins and minerals, Raspberry fights free radicals, tones skin and soothes irritation. Certified Organic Jojoba locks in moisture and aids in reducing puffiness around the delicate eye area, keeping lids healthy and diminishing the look of aging.”

MARCIA’S EYESHADOWS:

ARAZA Mirage and Rose Gold Eyeshadows

ARAZA Mirage and Rose Gold Eyeshadows

My two shadows are MIRAGE and ROSE GOLD.  These are the best choices! They go on so beautifully that they are a pleasure to apply.

Araza Mirage eyeshadow

Araza Mirage eyeshadow

MIRAGE is described as “rosy brown matte demi-matte”. I would never have guessed this was considered a matte shadow when I opened it or when I wore it. It has a satiny finish and isn’t flat in the least.

On the website it appears lighter than in my photos but I don’t find it to be that light. It’s a mid-tone brown with no shimmer even though you can see a bit in my pic. The finish is soft yet there’s no powdery kick back to this at all.

Azara Mirage

Azara Mirage

ROSE GOLD EYESHADOW is simply stunning even on old eyes like mine. It’s described as “shimmery rose with hints of gold brown”. Is it shimmery? Not really, it’s more on the surface but now that I’ve used it for so long I only find that it’s a metallic rose gold. If you love rose golds you are going to want to snatch this up. This pairs up beautifully with a darker brown shadow in the crease or a smudged thicker brown eyeliner.

Araza Mirage and Rose Gold

Araza Mirage and Rose Gold

Araza Mirage and Rose Gold

Araza Mirage and Rose Gold

Araza Rose Gold

Araza Rose Gold

I’m so impressed by the amount of pigmentation and the soft feel of these shadows. They wear beautifully (I always use an e/s primer first). They are definite winners in my book.

Araza Rose Gold applied lightly

Araza Rose Gold applied lightly

LISA’S EYESHADOWS:

Sorry Marcia…I think ABALONE and JAVA are the best choices!!

Araza Abalone and Java Eyeshadow

Araza Abalone and Java Eyeshadow

 Abalone is a shimmery, subtle pearlized pink. I simply can’t explain how pretty this is. It has a hint of peach to it and it brightens up the eyes like crazy. I think this is an especially great choice for those with deep-set or hooded eyes. Just be careful not to pack too much on or it becomes a little frosty.

Araza Abalone Eyeshadow

Araza Abalone Eyeshadow

Java is a subtle sparkle warm chocolate-brown demi-matte. The sparkle is very light, but it makes this deep brown a standout shade.

Araza Java Eyeshadow

Araza Java Eyeshadow

I blend this in lightly as a crease shade and it also makes a fabulous contour shade as well as a liner. Together, Abalone and Java make a beautiful pair that I find myself reaching for all the time.

Araza Abalone and Java Eyeshadow

Wearing Araza Abalone and Java Eyeshadow

Wearing Araza Abalone and Java Eyeshadow

With an eye primer these colors stay true all day and don’t crease on me.  They are definitely winners!!

So which shade do you think is the best?  In addition to these four, there are eleven more beautiful shades available.  Head on over to Araza and take a look!

Strict Ingredient Standards – Only the Highest Quality 100% Natural & Certified Organic Ingredients -No Parabens – No Chemicals – No Unnecessary Fillers – No Sulfates – No Phthalates- No GMOs – No Gluten – No Triclosan- No Mineral Oils – No Synthetic Derivatives – No Artificial Fragrances. Vegan Friendly, Cruelty Free, Gluten Free

Go to Araza’s eyeshadow web page to see all the amazing ingredients that are used. http://arazabeauty.com/collections/all

*received for editorial consideration

Viseart eyeshadow palettes are simply amazing

Viseart eyeshadow palette

Viseart eyeshadow palette

I’m not exactly sure which Viseart Palette this is but whatever the name or number, I love it. This was a gift to me from my blog partner Lisa. She had bought it and didn’t think the shades were great for her but she knows I love my browns. I think that if you bought Sultry Muse you’d find it matched this very closely.

Viseart

Viseart

When I first saw the palette it honestly didn’t look that thrilling but the more I started hearing about the brand the more I realized I needed to start using it. And once I started, I didn’t want to stop. The quality of this is superb. I love eyeshadow and have a lot (ahem, more than a lot). With so many to compare as to quality, smoothness, pigmentation, and lasting power, this Viseart palette is one of the best I’ve tried.

Top row Viseart

Top row Viseart

Top row

Top row

The top row consists of a cream that is soft and smooth, it’s a great brightener and browbone accent shade. The 2nd shade is brighter and a little glowy but the glow comes from within. There is no shimmer or sparkle, it’s just the amazing consistency of the shadows. 3rd is a light peach that works so well with browns and purples. The 4th one in this row is a  yellow gold that can be subtle or bright, it’s up to you. Every one of these 4 shadows has a luminous quality about them.

middle row of the Viseart palette

middle row of the Viseart palette

Middle row

Middle row

The middle row is where we start seeing some color. I love all but the first shade. That shade has too much orange for me. In the palette it looks like an orange based brown but it just doesn’t work with my cool toned skin. The silver is stunning once on. It too is luminous and very striking. Because it has no shimmer/glitter it makes it more sophisticated. The third shade is one I get a ton of use from. It’s a great lid shade for the browns in the palette. Last in this row is a beautiful taupe. OMG do I love this one.

bottom row of Viseart palette

bottom row of Viseart palette

bottom row

bottom row

The bottom row are all very wearable gorgeous shades. These don’t have that luminous quality but they are all satins and apply like a dream. First is a neutral brown that is much prettier on than in a swatch. 2nd is a brown that’s slightly darker and warmer. 3rd is a gawgeous purple toned brown. This one isn’t as smooth to the touch but you won’t notice a difference once it’s on. Last reminds me of Marsala, there’s a lot of plum to it; it’s a dark mauve.

Viseart Eyeshadow palette

Viseart Eyeshadow palette

The palettes are expensive at $80 per but per shadow cost is $6.50. There are 2 shades that I’m not crazy about so that makes it $8 per which is fine by me. The packaging is nothing special. It’s a plastic palette with a clear top. The money was put into product, nothing else.

The saddest thing is how difficult it is to find Viseart palettes. Sephora is always sold out (put yourself on an email notification list). Muse Beauty has 4 palettes but their shipping charge rules out me buying ($13.70 for one palette). CRC (Camera Ready Cosmetics) though has 4 palettes in stock and shipping is free! Paris Nude will be mine sometime this week!! I can not wait.

Have you had any experience with Viseart? Please share if you have. — Marcia

Have a Girl’s Night Out with Beth Bender Beauty

Beth Bender Girl's Night Out Smokey Eye Stencil Set

Beth Bender Girl’s Night Out Smokey Eye Stencil Set

Today is my birthday! Happy birthday to me. I’m going out for dinner with some good friends and my dear husband. I’ve been practicing the look I’ll be wearing and I’m going to go with using this set that Beth Bender Beauty sent a while ago. This is their Girl’s Night Out Smokey Eye Stencil Set and it’s on sale for $28.99 (from $38) right now.

Here’s what this particular makeup set includes:

-1 Pro Eyeshadow Brush

-1 Duo Eyeshadow in Onyx & Platinum

-1 Cat Eyeliner Stencil & Top Eyeliner Stencil

-1 Smokey Eye Stencil & Bottom Eyeliner Stencil

-1 Step by step Instruction card

-1 Black neoprene zippered pouch to pop in your bag and take with you

Smokey Eye Stencil & Bottom Eyeliner Stencil and Cat Eyeliner Stencil & Top Eyeliner Stencil

Smokey Eye Stencil & Bottom Eyeliner Stencil and Cat Eyeliner Stencil & Top Eyeliner Stencil

The two stencils help with both eyeshadow and eyeliner. The top stencil is for eye placement to get a great shape for a smokey eye. It also helps with lining the bottom lashline. The second stencil is to help with a Cat Eyeliner. I personally have a lot of trouble doing a cat liner look because my eyes are slightly almond shape and droop. I’m also too old to have too much of an exaggerated line – or at least I’m a day older than yesterday.

Duo Eyeshadow in Onyx & Platinum

Duo Eyeshadow in Onyx & Platinum

Duo Eyeshadow in Onyx & Platinum

Duo Eyeshadow in Onyx & Platinum

The Duo Eyeshadow in Onyx & Platinum is a great shadow combination for this look. The Onyx isn’t really black, it’s more of a charcoal that you can intensify if you want. The color Platinum isn’t silver but it’s a light gray that’s more flattering.

My Beth Bender eye

My Beth Bender eye

Here’s my latest practice eye for the look. I’m glad I did it and took pictures because I can see what I want to change in it. First I smudged my mascara so I have to be ultra-cautious about that. Second my brows need to be filled in better. But I’m happy that the stencil helped me with the shadow and especially with the liner. I never get an extended eye look as easily as I do when I’m working with these stencils. I’m also going to use a liner like the tarte inner rim brightener to hid any redness.beth bender eye2Beth Bender Beauty contains specific directions to help you get the look.

Smokey Eye Set directions 1

Smokey Eye Set directions 1

Smokey Eye Set directions  2

Smokey Eye Set directions 2

Since I like a dark eyeliner I used a liquid eyeliner (Eddie Funkhouser) and I’ve tried it with gel eyeliner too. On the bottom lashline I can use the Onyx side of the shadow duo though to get a softer smudged look.

This is a very versatile kit that I’m enjoying using. They have other kits and products that are ones to look into too. You can buy just the stencils for only $14.99 if you want. Lisa reviewed the Pro Girl’s Night Out Set so you can see how that works with golden shades HERE.

If you are ready for a night out and a change for the better in your makeup, consider Beth Bender Beauty. She’s celebrating my birthday with me today and I appreciate that. — Marcia

*sent for review consideration