From the category archives:

Makeup

When I named Bionic Beauty, I never imagined there would be actual “bionic” makeup!  Women have applied makeup in a similar fashion for hundreds of years using brushes, fingers, sponges, cotton, and natural fibers.  Since 1930 women have had the option of permanent makeup – a tattoo that is applied to your face, eyes, or lips – but the process never grabbed mainstream attention until the 1980s.  The drawback of tattoo makeup is the lack of changeability.

Makeup needs a game-changer!  Turns out, it is here. Now.
Pax Color Change Cosmetic Implants - color changing permanent makeup

Blue Sun Research Group has developed Pax Cosmetic Implants. My best friend and research director at Blue Sun Research Group, Dr. Kate Jones, sent me an overview of their new permanent makeup cosmetic implants.

Pax implants are placed under the facial dermis during a quick, outpatient procedure and allow a woman to alter makeup colors on her cheeks, eyelids, and lips through a wireless interface. Basically you can change your makeup look from smokey eye with a nude lip to old Hollywood glamor in just a few minutes!

Pax, short for G-23 Paxilon Hydrochlorate, uses micro-dermal transduction of bio-luminescent liquid crystals to produce color visible on the skin’s surface. Currently there are 147 doctors in the United States authorized to perform Pax Cosmetic Implants; but the amount of doctors performing the procedure should be widespread by late October 2013.

To top it all off, this summer you’ll be able to change color on-the-go, with the Pax smart phone apps!

Will you be visiting your doctor to get the new Pax Cosmetic Implants?  And how often do you think you’d change your makeup through the day?

And after this leap forward, what’s next in the world of makeup?

Stay bionic y’all,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog

Pax Cosmetic Implant side effects can include: redness, itching, swelling and discomfort at the implantation site(s); permanent or random color changes of the skin; personality changes such as aggression, akathesia, and insomnia; abnormal growth of the first bicuspids; excessive hunger; swelling of the pituitary gland, adrenal gland, and ears; and restless leg syndrome (RLS).

Spotted at CVS – Awesome Kiss Nails!

by Bionic Beauty on February 24, 2014 · 0 comments

On a jaunt to my local CVS drugstore this week, I spotted these completely awesome glue-on nails by Kiss.

The complete collection:
Kiss Gel Fantasy Nails - 3

And a close up of my absolute faves:
Kiss Gel Fantasy Nails - 2

I am DEFINITELY going to recreate those rainbow-ombre-sparkly-goodness nails as soon as I can! I’m figuring I’ll custom mix some pastel colors with my Gelish top coat – that should get the job done.

Which set is your favorite?

Rainbow nails and glitter,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog

 

P.S. You can click the photographs above to view them in a larger size!

Happy Valentine’s Day! And Vday Nails

by Bionic Beauty on February 14, 2014 · 0 comments

Happy Valentine’s Day, Bionic Beauties!

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And… I managed to squeeze in a teensy bit of *me* time last night for a minimalistic St. Valentine’s manicure!

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Base color is Sally Hansen’s Pat on the Black; and the bitty hearts are done in the new Sally Hansen Purplexed (which is AWESOME by the way!).

Hope you all are having a marvelous day.
Lots of hugs, pink cupcakes, and candy hearts,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog

P.S. Please, pretty please, don’t pick on my beat up, short, stubby nails. We’re in the midst of a home reorganization, helping some family move across the country, and re-sodding our entire yard. So I’m just happy they are painted. *grin*

The 14 Best Makeup Removers

by Bionic Beauty on October 12, 2013 · 2 comments

TotalBeauty.com
The 14 Best Makeup Removers

Still waking up with mascara smeared on your pillow? You need one of these

The 14 Best Makeup Removers

This is a TotalBeauty.com Health & Beauty article

A makeup remover that completely removes your makeup, doesn’t make you break out, and doesn’t leave your eyes red, itchy, and sensitive is hard to find. If you’re using your concealer to cover up yesterday’s mascara residue, it’s time you checkout out our reader-approved, top-rated makeup removers.

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NO. 14: NOXEMA CLEAN MOISTURE MAKEUP REMOVAL, $4.79

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8.5

“These remove makeup and oil gently, but thoroughly. They smell amazing and don’t irritate my skin or clog my pores.”

NO. 13: NEUTROGENA MAKEUP REMOVING CLEANSING TOWELETTES — HYDRATING, $6.99

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8.5

“They will remove waterproof mascara, waterproof eyeliner, eye shadow primer, eye shadows, concealer, foundation, and more with great ease and absolutely no irritation at all.”

NO. 12: ALMAY OIL FREE GENTLE EYE MAKEUP REMOVER PADS, $6.49

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8.5

“These pads work great! Just the right amount of remover seems to be on each one. For travel I throw a few in a zip lock baggy and I don’t have to worry about a 3 oz. bottle on the plane!”

Want to see what was the No.1 Best? Click Here!

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12 Excellent and Affordable Mascaras

by Bionic Beauty on August 20, 2013 · 3 comments

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12 Best Drugstore Mascaras

These bargain mascaras all ring in under $10, giving their thrice-as-much counterparts a run for their money

 

12 Best Drugstore Mascaras

This is a TotalBeauty.com Health & Beauty article

Eye-opener: Mascara of any caliber has a pretty short shelf life. Makeup professionals recommend throwing out a tube after three months to avoid transferring bacteria from the tube to your eye. That’s why a good drugstore mascara is an essential to every makeup bag. Make the most of your beauty budget by trying one of the 12 best drugstore mascaras.

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No. 12: Maybelline New York Volum’ Express The Classic Curved Brush Washable Mascara, $7.77

TotalBeauty.com<http://TotalBeauty.com> average reader rating: 8.6

 

“I have tried loads of different kinds of mascaras over the years and I keep going back to this one! This is the best I have ever used!”

No. 11: Avon WASH-OFF WATERPROOF Mascara, $6.50

TotalBeauty.com<http://TotalBeauty.com> average reader rating: 8.6

 

“This mascara coats, defines, gives you nice color, and doesn’t smear or flake.”

No. 10: Avon SUPERFULL Mascara, $3.99

TotalBeauty.com<http://TotalBeauty.com> average reader rating: 8.6

 

“This mascara went the distance and left no smudges, flakes, circles — nada. And at the end of the day it came off easily with makeup remover.”

Want to see what was No.1? Click Here!

What’s YOUR favorite drugstore or super-affordable mascara???

Stay Bionic,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog