Browsing Posts from October 2007

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Face Technology

SmashboxesSMASHBOX has got your face covered. For foundation, that is. Liquid or powder, these two will give you a flawless complexion. And they are both good for skin!

I’m not one for a liquid these days because they tend to feel heavy but I am floored by this High Definition Healthy FX Foundation ($38). It almost feels like I am not wearing any foundation as it simply sinks in the skin. Here’s the benefits: is oil absorbing, contains anti-aging ingredients, SPF 15, a unique patented moisture time-release system and a new skin cell-energizing ingredient, Ribose. I didn’t know my cells needed re-energizing but I guess they do in order to keep me looking young.
Top your look off with their Function 5 Self-Adjusting Powder Foundation ($36). It’s five kinds of powders in one! Here we go again: non-drying, oil absorbing, contains vitamins A, C, B5 and E, helps calm redness associated with Rosacea, and you can build the coverage you want. Available in six shades. Both @ sephora.com

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

"This Must Be Love"

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Like to get funky with your nail shades? DEBORAH LIPPMANN has a cool a collection of polishes called Vinyl that we missed this past spring. In conjunction with the release of Ms. Lippman’s second CD (didn’t know she was a musician!), each of these 15 tiny bottles is named after a classic song. From You Give Love A Bad Name to Message In A Bottle to Fade To Black. Can’t decide which color? Just paint your nails with whatever tune you’re feeling at the moment. $8.50/.2oz @ bathandbodyworks.com

Monday, October 29, 2007

Red, Red Lips Part II – More To Make Your Heart Pitter Patter

In continuing our fall feature of Red, Red Lips, have you noticed they are everywhere? Keep in mind that looks in the tube can be deceiving and you only truly know a shade’s coverage once you apply it.

Here are our October picks for Red, Red Lips (Clockwise from Left). ~Lisa

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  1. Intensely dark and mystifying is the color Cassis from BOBBI BROWN. This is a mixture of dark berry red with a touch of claret and brown. This Lip Color Lipstick is a semi-matte with creamy rich full coverage. $21 @ bobbibrowncosmetics.com
  2. BOURJOiS Lovely Rouge Satin Lipstick in Rouge Best is a deep cherry red for medium to fair complexions (blue undertones) from the Lovely Rouge Line. It’s super creamy and one of the sexiest reds around! $14 @ sephora.com
  3. Berry reds look great with the gray we are all wearing for fall. Carnelian Whisper from VINCENT LONGO fits the bill perfectly. The Velvet Riche Rejuvenating Lipstick collection brings us emollient lotion like lipstick. Mmm… $23 @ sephora.com
  4. Start your engines with Race Car Red from PRESCRiPTIVES Colorscope Lipcolor. This long lasting creamy formula is full of pigment for a vibrant apple red hue. $17.50 @ prescriptives.com
  5. I call this a classic Marilyn Monroe red, but its official name from MAKE-UP DESIGNORY is Lady Bug Lipstick. This is a satin formula but it gives a matte full coverage finish. $18.50 @ mudshop.com
  6. It’s absolutely FAB. British Red from the L’OREAL Colour Riche collection is one for all seasons. It’s a gorgeous red with a bit of orange that will work with all skin tones. Wear creamy moisturizing color from the sassy gold case. And it has a fragrance that reminds me of lipsticks from long ago… $8.49 @ walgreens.com
  7. In the matte category, I am loving FACE ATELIER in Strawberry Lipstick from the Power Play collection. It’s a true intense matte look, but not drying at all! You will get noticed with this color! Blow strawberry red kisses to your fans. $20 @ faceatelier.com
  8. Imagine red and brown/brick together. Imagine this color with a stunning mossy green tweed suit. Run right out to get SHiSEIDO The Makeup Perfecting Lipstick in P7 (Red Luxe). Rich with 3 D Powder and Full Saturated Color Powder, this one’s a winner. $22 @ sephora.com
  9. ISADORA Cream Intensive Lipstick is fragrance free and color rich! Golden Red is a red/coral shimmer for the days when you want a less intense red. It’s just what it says it is, creamy with intense moisturizing color. $10.49 @ walgreens.com
  10. Mineral Shea Butter Lipstick. Yeh baby! Glide on the shade Red Ruby from PUR MINERALS and you’ll feel the difference. Red Ruby is an intense dark scarlet red. Best for medium to olive skin tones. $15 @ purminerals.com
Sunday, October 28, 2007

The ABC's Of Brows

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To die for empire waste dress? Check.
New hot stilettos? Check.

$85 blow out at the salon? Check.
Brows? Make sure you are saying Check, by using ANASTASIA’s new Best In Brow Pencil Set ($44 @ sephora.com). This burgundy snap case contains the following: Perfect Brow Pencil (3 shade options; Ash Blonde, Medium Ash or Brunette,) a Brow Fix to keep brows in place, Eye Lights Matte cream to powder highlighter in Matte Camillle (the perfect shade for any brow bone) and 1 set of Browstix Arch Stencils.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

De-Luxe IS Beauty That Doesn't Break The Bank

Untitled1_3The mission of the DE-LUXE line is quality at affordable prices. I have a few of their products here to try out and the first ones that jumped out at me were the Shea Butter ones. Shea Butter is one of nature’s most prized commodities because of its natural antioxidants and it’s high in vitamins A and E. The Shea Butter Hand Cream ($7.99/5oz) and 100% Pure Shea Butter ($9.99/3.4oz) are not only affordable but very good quality products. It may take a few to really work these creams into the skin, but the end result is worth it. And the light scent is heavenly. I can't stop smelling my arms! These are both highly recommended so treat your skin today. Both @ drugstore.com

Friday, October 26, 2007

Love Your Body, Now Love Your Hair

I swear styling products should be by prescription only. I gotta find me a class or something – Hair Styling 101. I just can’t seem to ever get it the way I want! But when it comes to cleaning, DOVE keeps it real, as in real women, as we’ve seen. I’m impressed that they have taken this stance and now they are going one step further and into the hair territory. We all want Hollywood Hair but as this video shows, it takes a lot of time and money and frankly, it’s pretty unrealistic. I think I’ll just stick with giving it my best shot.

DovesOne thing I think I have a good grip on is shampoos and conditioners. DOVE Cool Moisture Shampoo and Cool Moisture Conditioner, both in the Cucumber & Green Tea scent, are very gentle to the hair and that smell, I can’t get enough. This duo is not for those who color treat their strands. $7.99/25.4oz each @ drugstore.com

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Finger Paints

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New for fall is SCOTT BARNES Crème Color ($24 @ scottbarnes.com). It’s an all in one sheer veil of color for cheeks, lips and even eyes. Choose from eight colors that can be worn alone or combines with others for cool effects. Color picks: Native (medium mauve) and Bloom (pink).
Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Scrub-A-Dub, Two-In-Da-Tub With California North

Untitled1There’s nothing better than a good quality face treatments, especially this time of year. Based on the most powerful antioxidant our there, these two grapeseed-based products from CALIFORNIA NORTH’s Appellation Spa collection give you two ways to deep cleaning using this ingredient.


Have a little extra time on your hands? Appellation Grapeseed Clay Facial Mask ($26.50/4oz) is a nice one to wear while in the tub. It firms, detoxifies and unclogs pores using crushed grape seeds.

Need a quick skin pick-me-up? Appellation Grapeseed Scrub ($24.50/8oz) uses round beads to slough away dead skin on the face and then provides nourishment the willowbark, vitamin E and C.
Both are pH balanced and available @ appellation.cc

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Fall Color Pick - Mossy Green

I consider greens, as in mossy greens, a very neutral color. They are so earthy, warm and natural that they could take the place of nudes in most cases. Olive, tarragon, and the creatively named products below, all make up our 2nd Fall Color Pick, Mossy Green.
The way I’m thinking about this piece is if I were to paint a picture of moss using different shades and textures, which ones would I use? Here are our picks to make up our portrait:

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  1. PORTICO SPA Clarifying Shampoo $14/6.7oz @ porticospa.com
  2. L’OREAL H.I.P. Pure Pigment Shadow Stick in Mesmerizing $9.99 @ walgreens.com
  3. PUR MINERALS Pur Colour Shadow in True Emerald $12 @ purminerals.com
  4. URBAN DECAY Smokeout Blending Eye Pencil in Green Goddess $14 @ beauty.com
  5. ORLY Nail Lacquer in Green With Envy $3.19 @ head2toebeauty.com
  6. CREATIVE SPA Sea Rocks Soak $12/5oz @ prettylikeme.com
  7. THE BODY SHOP Shimmer Smudger in Slate Green $13.50 @ thebodyshop.com
  8. ASTARA Green Papaya Nutrient Mask $39/2.2oz @ beauty.com
  9. BECCA Line + Illuminate Pencil in Fiji $22 @ bergdorfgoodman.com
  10. LORAC Front of the Line Waterproof Eyeliner in Green $20 @ sephora.com
  11. URBAN APOTHECARY Mineral Shadow in Citrine $10 @ urbanapothecary.com
  12. SiSLEY Phyto-Ombre Eclat Long Lasting Eye Shadow in Anis $40 @ sisley-cosmetics.com
  13. DIORkiss in Granny Smith 308 $19 @ sephora.com
  14. SONIA KASHUK Eye Definer and Eye Smudger in Olive Suede $5.99 @ Target stores
  15. PRESCRIPTIVES Colorscope Creamy Eye Color in Jungle $18 @ prescriptives.com
  16. GiELLA Nail Polish in Cat’s Eye $25 @ giella.com
  17. MISTRAL Bath Salts in South Seas $5.50/2.1oz @ mistralsoap.com
  18. H2O+ SPA Exfoliating Sea Marine Body Wash $18/8oz @ h2oplus.com
  19. TARTE Eyeshadow in Peyton Place $17 @ tartecosmetics.com
Monday, October 22, 2007

Bath Season Is On!

Spacenktabs_2Laughter, Soulful, Compelling, Enrapture – all these glorious words make up the bath items in the SPACE NK collection. The UK store just landed in New York and they carry the best lines in the world, well almost. Seeing a gap, they put out their own products and wow, would these make great gifts! Each is not only pleasing to the eye but also the nose. The packaging is quality and the products inside are delightfully rich.
Each above name comes in the following forms: Bath Tablets ($28/4 tabs), Hand Lotion ($28/8oz), Bath Oil ($40/8oz), Body Balm ($30/8oz), Body Wash ($28/8oz), Hand Wash ($24/8oz), Guest Soap Collection ($25/4 soaps), Body Cream ($65/10oz). Read the description of each scent on their site. All @ spacenk.com

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