Don’t ask me why but I had the letter “P” on my brain today. So I decided to offer you two product reviews from two companies that have nothing in common more than that their names start with the letter “P”: Philosophy and Pop-n-Go. Perfectly plausible premise? Maybe not, but I promise you’ll want to pack both of these pleasant, pack-able products in your travel bag this Summer, and beyond.
Philosophy has a mind/body/spirit approach to beauty that features beautiful, effective products, often in uplifting packaging. For Summer, an exclusive to QVC (until 3/01/12) is a 3-in-one, tan/blusher/illuminator-in-a-compact called Divine Color Instant Radiance Blushing/Bronzer ($28.00).
The round, black, mirrored compact features a slim, gold band with a saying on it: “to blush is beautiful, to exude radiance, is divine.” Inside, there are three swirls of colored blush and bronzer. Good for all skin types, all you need to do is take a big, fluffy brush (not included) and swish it around all the colors, then apply it to the apples of your cheeks, or all around the perimeter of your face, or wherever you want a sun-kissed look.
The product is supposed to give the user the perfect balance of blush and bronzer in one easy sweep, with skin-tone correct shades. Normally, I’d wear a light on my fair, skin, but I received the “medium” as my sample. It looked quite dark in the compact, so I was happy to discover that the product is sheer and layerable. But the rose-tinted blush (perfect for my cheeks on it’s own) combined with the medium-deep, brown bronzer (which looked too brown on it’s own on my skin), combined to produce a very rusty-bronze, something like the old “Indian Earth” created. Although fair skin does tend to “tan” in a reddish tone, I found the combined colors too rusty for my personal taste. The Light (featured in the photo) seems more like a blusher than a bronzer unless you are very, very fair. There’s also a Deep and a Tan that, on the right complexions, would be lovely. On the plus side, the micro-fine pigments help the colors blend and stay true to tone, without settling into fine lines. Visit QVC for more information, and to order.’
As I sat down to write this review of the Pop-N-Go Rain Scarf, I heard a large CLAP! of thunder, and saw some lightening. Luckily, I’m inside, but this Summer has been exceptionally rainy.If I was outside, I’d be happy to have a Pop-N-Go Rain Scarf in my bag “just in case.” If you don’t want to lug an umbrella everywhere, or if you are on the road and can’t always be certain you’ll have your “bumbershoot” with you, the Pop-N-Go Rain Scarf might safe your head, well…at least your hair….literally.
These patent-pending scarves are long, silky, reversible, and stylish, but they also serve another purpose (besides decoration, or keeping your head and/or neck warm or out of the sun). These scarves are water repellent, and large enough to keep your hair covered when the wind is blowing, or there’s wet rain or snow. Put it around your neck as a regular scarf, but when the heavens open up, it’ll protect your hair from harm. After the deluge, simply shake off the rain drops (it is very water-repellent–I saw the creators dump a pitcher of water on the scarf and the water just rolled off). then pack it flat in your purse or pocket (or tote, or suitcase). The specs? The scarves are 72″ long and 18.4″ widemade of re-useable, environmentally friendly synthetic fabric that is custom treated and dyed. The scarves are also 100% machine washable.
The best news? The Pop-N-Go scarves are just range from around $24.99 to $29.99, You can get them on the Pop-N-Go Web site. Creator Deena Perry is a busy entrepreneur and mom, who really knew how to fill a need for busy women, everywhere. The signature collection features reversible designs (one solid side, one print side) and the french collection features ruffles with ruched satin detail on one side, signature fabrics on the others. There are new designs coming out soon — can’t wait to see what’s coming out, next so check out the Pop-N-Go Web site.
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