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Lip Gloss and Laptops is the thinking woman's health, cosmetics, and beauty podcast. Hosts Airdrie and Kerry Anne are from Vancouver, Canada. [Read more...]

Contact us at podcast {at} lipglossandlaptops {dot} com, or leave a comment at the blog. We're a member of the foursevens podcast network.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Episode #30: Shadows and Scents

Head on over to the podcast page or download episode #30 (MP3 file, about 52 minutes).

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Airdrie's Reviews:

1. Lancome L'Extreme Mascara ($28CAD) - claims to give extra length to your lashes. I found that the product gave a clean coverage, with no clumping, but I did not notice a huge lengthening effect. The product did not irritate my eyes, and removed easily. Conclusion: Thumbs down for the price; nothing special here. Save your money for a nice Chinese food dinner.

2. *new* The Body Shop Eye Colour #26 - ($13.50 CAD $9.50 US) This product is part of a new fall launch at the Body Shop which features a lot of new cosmetics. This is a creamy powder that has great staying powder. Love it! Go into your local Body Shop and check-out all the new stuff. Also available online.

Kerry Anne's Picks

elixirIf you like Clinique's Aromatics Elixir, you'll want to check out its new incarnation, Velvet Sheer. It is a lighter, more floral version of its predecessor, and contains top notes of Bulgarian rose, chamomile. It still has that unmistakable Elixir chypre essence, though just not nearly as heady and heavy as the original.

This perfume is available only in a silky, almost gel-like liquid that glides on to the skin. The downside to this formulation is that its scent does not cling as well as the original perfume. The smell actually reminds me a bit of Baby Magic, too. ($35US or $44.50CAD for 1.5 fl. oz./45 ml)

bomb If you are one of the few that does enjoy Aromatics Elixir, check out Lush's line of Ginger products. Their Ginger Fragrance is in the same fragrance family as Clinique's Elixir, and contains oils of ginger, ylang ylang, jasmine and mimosa. The Ginger Fragrance has a rather steep price tag for a product that comes from a bath shop, around $60US/$70CAD; almost twice as much as their well-known Karma perfume. For a cheaper thrill, buy the Ginger Bomb, which has the same scent as the perfume, for a much lower price ($3.95).

Links of things mentioned in the show:

Song:

"To Be An Angel" by Uncle Seth, an indie band from Toronto, Ontario. Song via the Podsafe Music Network. Enjoy!

Perfumes are the feelings of flowers. - Heinrich Heine

6 Comments:

Anonymous Henna said...

Thanks for clearing up the Drysol question, ladies! And Kerry Ann, that was a really good tip for using it. I think I will be doing the same.

Thu Sep 21, 09:26:00 AM  
Blogger NanoToots said...

Hi ladies,

I hope this will be read on the next show. I'm a new listener and I download episodes at work every day to catch up. Your show really helps my boring day pass by and I'm thrilled to have discovered podcasts and even better, Lip Gloss and Laptops!

I am much more aware of beauty products since listening to your show and I've decided to share some of my favorites with you. Every night I use Clinique Clarifying Lotion on my face. It's a toner and after using it for more than a year, I find it doesn't dry out my skin. I suffered from a bout of acne while going through some stressful times and this cleared up my skin immediatly. I bought a large bottle which has lasted me a long time, and this leads me to a question: I wonder what the expiration date is for this product?

I also went to Victoria's Secret last night to claim my free Very Sexy lip gloss. Of all the makeup I wear, I am most interested in lip glosses and I love this product. The color I got is vibrant and glimmery but not sticky or heavy on my lips. I highly recommend it.

Can't wait to listen to your show tomorrow!

Michele

Thu Sep 21, 05:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Karen, Norway said...

Thanks for a great podcast!

After listening to your last show, I stopped by Body Shop yesterday to check out the new makeup you were talking about. I decided to try the Eye Colour in #38 Spearmint. It has the same creamy quality that you were talking about, and I'm very happy with it. It has a good level of pigmentation, and it stays on without bleeding. I wore it with my new Lancôme Crayon Khôl in Vert Malachite which complimented the shadow nicely.

I'm looking forward to next Wednesday!

Sat Sep 23, 11:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Marnie said...

Airdrie, you were right about Lancome vs. The Body Shop eye shadows! I bought TBS eye shadow in peacock green on the weekend... I paired it with their emerald shimmer e/s and WOW... talk about peacock! haha. Yup, this e/s is much more pigmented than the Lancome eye palette I recently bought (which I mentioned in my email to you). Looking forward to the next episode! ~M

Mon Sep 25, 07:20:00 AM  
Blogger Jay said...

Hey ladies, a belated THANK-YOU from me for playing Uncle Seth

Cheers,
- J.

Mon Sep 25, 04:21:00 PM  
Blogger Pavlina said...

That eyeshadow sounds very nice, I'll have to go and take a look.

Stepping in and answering Michele's question from above, the bottle on the clarifying lotion says 24M. I have never had any around that long, but it is a standard alcohol solution so it should last a good while.

About a year ago I hear about the ana or pro-ana, whatver is is called. I visited one of those communities and was pretty shocked. I could not believe how those girls were acting like there was nothing wrong with their behavior. They have a sickness, a disease and they just wanted people to step back and let them waste away. They know the disease will kill them. I just don't get it.

Love the show.

Tue Sep 26, 04:07:00 AM  

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