9.12.08

Thanks Mom

This is not a haul; my mom sent me a package! Among the goodies are:
  • Yogi organic ginger tea (can't live without this)
  • Henry James' The Wing of the Dove (can't live without me books either)
  • M.A.C. Crushed Bougainvillea cream colour base (this was before her boycott)
  • Too Faced Lash Injection (haven't tried this yet)
  • Rimmel "1000 Kisses" lipliner in Tiramisu, and "Exaggerate" in Eastend Snob (beautiful, neutral colours)

So, how about that list of safe cosmetics that I compiled for you?

Here are some highlights. The following items all have less than 5 on the toxicity index:

Facial Cleanser
The Body Shop, Aveda, Kinérase, Eucerin, Korres

Foundation
Tarte "Smooth Operator", Cargo "One Base", Lorac "Breakthrough", and surprisingly M.A.C. Studio Fix Powder Foundation

Eyeshadow
Guerlain, NARS, Tarte, Lorac, Too Faced

Mascara
Korres, Make Up For Ever (the lenghtening mascara in particular), Lancome

Lipstick
M.A.C., Boots No. 7 sheer, Smashbox Photo Finish

Noteworthy drugstore brand
Almay Pure Blends

Noteworthy high-end brand and overall winner
Jane Iredale


Have a great week!

14 comments:

fuzkittie said...

Wow how sweet of her~~ Now if I lived FAR away from my parents, I'd be receiving more packages wouldn't I?! :p

Starry x2 night said...

Wow, your mom is awesome! She's boycotting MAC? Thanks for answering my question--that definitely makes sense about the shipping and all that.

Thanks for the list! I'm surprised at Boots being on there. Never thought of it being a natural brand!

angie519 said...

Aw how sweet of your mom! Hahha she is like my mom, loves makeup!

Thanks for the list! I really need to check some of my stuff!

Mrs.Zeus said...

Ohh how sweet!
What a lucky girl you are.

Mrs.Zeus said...

It was chilly at first but once you actually swim it wasn't so bad.

I wanna go back!

yumyumsushi said...

how sweet of your mom :)
have fun playing with your new toys! can't wait to see them on you :D

Kimberly Tia said...

how sweet is your mama to spoil her lovely daughter with things from home... and what nice things they are -- and i love that she included tea, i must try that tea -- Im a huge fan of drinking teas.

and thanks for the safe list, very interesting!!!

Glow Chaser said...

I miss you!! please email me on makemeshiney@gmail.com. YOu have to come to my private blog - you are my skincare queenie!

Olive said...

Pretty stuff you've got there! Can't wait to see the looks you do with those!

Sandy said...

thank you for the infos on the products that got less than 5 toxicity level. thank goodness the products i use they are considered safe. i dont even use red lipstick so im on the safe side :)

birkinbagbeauty said...

Ohhh, your mum is such a sweetheart. Have fun with your haul!

Mayhem said...

Mmm yes those lipliners are very smart colors.
I'd like to see your review on the cream color, I've never used anything as such.
So, what are the benefits of ginger tea? I drink rooibos whenever I can - or am in the mood for it. It's a mixed tea of sorts, I'm not expert, but it has rose petals, blue cornflower petals, apples, cinnamon, cardamom, etc etc... and it's very smooth.

girllovemac said...

nice haul :)

Fabuless Beauty said...

That's so sweet that your mom sent you a "care package". Did you request these certain items? or did she buy them out on her own?