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Bionic Beauty Asks - Makeup and beauty question blog article series
This week’s Bionic Asks… Do you ever match your nail polish to your dress?
This weekend I am attending a semi-fancy dinner reception. Since most of my dresses were either formal, or had a Spring season feel (pale yellows or bright polka dots), I decided to take an older dress and alter it to suit the occasion. This dress is a dark, dark navy blue topped with semi-matte sequins. The toned-down sequins make it easier to wear and less blingy for this not-so-formal event.

Bionic Beauty's sequined dress for an upcoming event

A nail polish adventure in Bionic-land: I attempt to match my pedicure to my matte sequined dress.

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Bionic Beauty Asks - Makeup and beauty question blog article series
This week’s Bionic Asks… What are your favorite beauty blogs?

Out of the wide wonders of the blogosphere, which beauty and makeup blogs do you read on a daily basis? How did you find your favorites?

Unfortunately, I don’t make it to my favorite blogs everyday, but I do visit them weekly and catch up on articles by email at the end of the day. My “best of” list is basically the Bionic Beauty blogroll. And after you all share your fave blogs below, I can hopefully expand my blogroll with some new sites!

Bionic Asks: What’s your current body wash?

by Bionic Beauty on 13.Oct.2010 · 16 comments

Bionic Beauty Asks - Makeup and beauty question blog article series
This week’s Bionic Asks… What body wash are you currently using?

My shower is currently stocked with these well-tested and very Bionically-loved favorites:

Bionic Beauty favorite body wash - Honeycat Cosmetics' Grooming Day Coquito Bubble stuff bath and body wash
1. Honeycat Cosmetics “Grooming Day” Coquito Bubble Stuff – This is designed to be a bubble bath, but it works nicely as a body wash too! The scents hint at honey, coconut, rum… pretty much like a cocktail hour in your shower. I am trying more and more of Honeycat’s products and am loving them all. This is definitely a cute, and functional, indie brand to check out! $17 for an 8 oz bottle, or $25 for a 16 ounce bottle at HonecatCosmetics.com.

Bionic Beauty review - Suave Naturals' Mango Mandarin body washBionic Beauty review - Suave Naturals' Mango Mandarin body wash
2. Suave Naturals Mango Mandarin – This satisfies my love of tropical scents. It perks me up in the morning but even more important- it leaves my skin free of residue, softly scented, and clean without stripping out all my natural oils. Plus you can find it at pretty much every drugstore for a few bucks (it’s $3.49 at drugstore.comBionic Beauty review - Suave Naturals' Mango Mandarin body wash)!
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Bionic Beauty Asks - Makeup and beauty question blog article series

This week’s Bionic Asks Have you already started planning, or decided upon, your Halloween makeup?

Are you dressing up this year? I am!

Since Halloween is my favorite holiday, I dress up regardless of lack of trick-or-treaters, parties to attend, or whatever. I always dress up on Halloween. Sometimes I spend it watching spooky movies and eating my favorite candies; other times I am with friends at a local haunted house. Wherever or whatever I am doing though, you can bet that I’ve planned my makeup look way in advance.

Bionic Beauty's Halloween makeup look - School age Tonk's from the Harry Potter books and movies

One of my Halloween makeup looks from 2009, as a Hogwarts school-age Tonks (from Harry Potter).

If you need inspiration on some easy-to-do Halloween makeup ideas, be sure to check out my entire Halloween series! The articles cover everything from nail polish, makeup videos, tutorials, and even special edition body care products!

Have a wonderfully spooky October!

Bionic Asks: How do you remove makeup?

by Bionic Beauty on 29.Sep.2010 · 10 comments

Bionic Beauty Asks - Makeup and beauty question blog article series

This week’s Bionic Asks… How do you remove your eye, lip, and face makeup?

I still use my homemade eye makeup remover – just a few quick swipes over my eyes. I also use this homemade mixture if I’ve got one of those “long wear” lip colors on. Those can be tough to remove and rather than scrubbing my lips raw- the oils in my mix lift the color away easily.

Then I wash my face really well with plain water and a soft microfiber cloth. Next I follow with my normal face wash (my go-to standard is Lexli’s Cleansing Lotion).

So what’s your makeup removal technique?