Sunday, April 13, 2008

500 Bougies Deep and Still Rising!

Bougies! I'm happy to report that the Bougie Ballin' on a Budget Facebook Group has reached 500+ members! Wow! Stuff like that really gets me excited and keeps me motivated.

So to help me along on this adventure, please continue to encourage people to join the group. The more the merrier! I am working on a few things here and there so keep your fingers crossed... because it would mean great things for you, the readers and forum members!

I'm also interested in getting your feedback. Like the site? Hate it? Wish we talked more about "guy stuff?" More posts on lifestyle? Let me know by leaving me a comment or sending me a note. I live and breathe for your comments, so know that I will respond!

Moving on, I had to let you in on a purchase I made last week. One word: phenomenal!



MAC Primer: Prep+Prime Skin is amazing. You apply the primer after you have applied moisturizer to fresh and clean skin. The primer acts as an enhancer by evening out your skin tones, reducing redness, and getting rid of excess oil. The primer resembles skin moisturizer in color (white) but contains silicones... after applying a small amount, my skin felt incredibly smooth! The product is non-comedogenic and oil free so it will not cause break outs.



MAC Primer also comes in SPF 50 Flavor which is useful if you do not use a moisturizer with sunscreen (you should!)... since I use a moisturizer with sunscreen, I prefer the regular PRIMER since it is a bit lighter in density.

But back to the most important part... how does it work? Well after putting on the primer, I put on my makeup (tinted moisturizer, a bit of concealer, and a bit of blot powder), mascara, and lip-gloss and ran to my appointment... by the time I got home 5 hours later... my makeup hadn't budged! No streaking... no shiny factor, no smudging... no looking warn and run-down from the NYC heat and congestion! I used the primer again on Saturday... same results! My makeup looked just as good as when I departed for the event... I'm sold!

The primer runs about $22 from your local MAC store. $22 might seem a bit pricey for the bougie baller in all of us... but it's definitely worth the money since your makeup will last longer and your skin will look and feel more radiant!

For an alternate, try Velvet Veil by Face Time Cosmetics. It's comes highly recommended from beauty bloggers!

So my bougies - do you use skin primer? If so, what's your favorite?

Until next time!

Cheers,
BB

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love the Skin primer...I've been using it for about 2 yrs...I thought you were going to tell us MAC had it on sale! (only in my dreams :(

The Bougie Baller said...

Hi anon :) thanks for the comment!

And no, I haven't seen it on sale, but if you're a MAC nut like I am (and I think perhaps you are... especially if you've been using their skin primer for 2 years!)... then you should definitely take advantage of their discount recycling program. Some MACs will give you 5% off your purchase if you bring back a few empty cases of eyeshadow... other MACs will give you a free "lipglass."

Also - try purchasing your MAC item from a Macy's counter. You can use your macy's coupons (I get at least a dozen coupons per month from Macy's) and get a serious discount... upwards of 20%!

Dominican Enigma said...

facetime is the bomb baby! I like the Mac too but nothing makes my face feel like the facetime

The Bougie Baller said...

D.E. - I'm going to have to try facetime ... everyone keeps talking about how amazing it is :) It will definitely be fun to compare... lol

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