Browsing Posts from January 2008

Thursday, January 31, 2008

You Read It Here First!

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As soon as I get home in the evening and know I’m in for the night, I immediately put back the hair and put on the PJs. Using a headband and then pulling the rest into a ponytail is not the most comfortable but it does get the hair off my face. Now I am happy to say I’ve found something better and we’re happy to make their Internet introduction. The TASSI ($14.99 @ tassicompany.com) headwrap will become the only way to comfortably get your hair off your face and neck.

There’s only a two beauty conventions I go to every year looking for the latest debuting on the beauty scene and this was one of the most useful ones I came across. Put the stretch terry cloth band over your head, pull hair through, push it up into the front like a headband and then pull the back up to catch the back of your hair. It’s the most comfortable thing to wear on your head! Use it for everything: getting a facial, putting on makeup, while tanning, showering. Basically anywhere you need to get your hair outta the way. Available in 8 fun colors! Big recommendation.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Antioxidizing Color

This one has a lot of firsts under its belt. This was the first cheek stain on the market and the first product that came out from this line. It was also one of the products that started me on my journey of weeding out the good from the bad. TARTE’s Natural Swirl Cheek Stain in Full Blossom ($28/1oz @ sephora.com) is the latest stain to be unleashed on the world.Tarteswirlcheekstain_2 It is two shades swirled together in one - the Natural Beauty shade (sheer berry rose) and their T5 Super Fruit Complex. Hmmm, so what “shade” is a T5 Super Fruit Complex?? I guess it’s the color you would get if you mix together the five most active superfruits that this complex is made up of: goii, acai, maracuia, acerola and pomegranate. From looking at the picture, it looks pretty light. The other benefit of this complex is that they are natural antioxidants and vitamins. So a great color and skin benefiting ingredients. I’m in!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Looking East For Inspiration

BATH AND BODYWORKS is taking inspiration from Asia with their new Far East Escape Collection from the True Blue Spa, which comes out today. Pamper yourself with each of the five products that contain ingredients from Asia that are known to have skin nutritious ingredients. And I love how self-explanatory each product is!

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Clean Karma Gently Exfoliating Daily Body Wash w/Crushed Lychee and Bamboo ($13.50)

Rice To the Rescue Rice Pudding Body Polish with Rick Milk ($17.50)

For Heaven’s Sake Super Softening Oil-To-Cream Bath & Shower Wash with Sake ($15)

Mystic Silk 24-Hour Ultimate Moisture Body Lotion with Silk Protein & Rice Bran Oil ($15)

Self Meditating Body Butter with Rice Bran Oil & Green Tea ($15)
All @ bathandbodyworks.com

Monday, January 28, 2008

New Greeks On the Block

Homeopathic Greek line, KORRES, just added a full line of makeup to their lineup!Korresgroupforsite_3 I was very surprised that they did this as I never thought is would be up their alley. Overall the colors all seem wearable most a lot of skin tones – no Urban Decay colors here. The skin benefiting ingredients are worked into these products too. For example, the Eyeshadows are made with natural botanicals and passion fruit oil. And the pigment intensity varies depending on the shade.

Product picks right now are the Eyeshadows ($16) in #35M Brown and 24S Gold, Blush ($22) in #16 Pink and Deep Colour Mascara ($18) in #04 Blue Black. Look for more reviews on this line in future posts. All exclusively @ sephora.com

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Royal Eyes

SCOTT BARNES just put out some new colors of Eye Ice ($25 @ scottbarnes.com). “The Royals” collection of loose eye powder colors is very diverse but seem most suited for nighttime wear. Simply tap-tap the amount needed out of the heavy glass bottle, swirl your brush in and apply. Very beautiful shades.

  • Majesty – chrome like gray
  • Empress – rich royal purple
  • Imperial Gold – soft metallic gold
  • Serpentine – burnished bronze
  • Versailles – snow white glitter

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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Alive & Kicking

CtonicsThe timing on this next line is right on. It seems that everyone is a-buzz regarding green, organic and eco-friendly. And a Hollywood hairstylist is taking on the hair category with C TONICS. This line is composed of 100% live organic ingredients that not only treat your hair but also the scalp. Each product is sulfate-free (safe for color-treated strands, yeah!) and is made with various ingredients from around the world, like oils from Sri Lanka, clays from Iceland and herbs from China. You are really getting a global product here!

There are seven products ($25/8oz bottle) and each addresses a different hair or scalp concern. Choose Core, Pulse, Tranquility, Passion, Tantra, Elixir Milk, or Elixir Blossom. Learn more about this groundbreaking line @ ctonics.com

Friday, January 25, 2008

Quick Pick

Philosophyblushduo_2It’s made of minerals

It’s blush on one half and bronzer on the other half

It’s two hot and totally wearable colors in one compact
It’s PHILOSOPHY The Supernatural Mineral Blush Duo in Berry/Chestnut ($25 @ philosophy.com)

Thursday, January 24, 2008

The Classic Man

Acquadigio2I still say the way to any man’s heart is through his nose. And for this upcoming Valentine’s Day, my SO will be getting a bottle of the classic GiORGiO ARMANI Acqua Di Gio Eau de Toilette ($46.19/1.7oz @ fragrancenet.com). It's a fresh, woody and all masculine scent. This fragrance also comes in a 2.6oz Deodorant ($16). Mmm, mmm, good.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Leave It To Lush

Lushjasmineuse2_2Trophy2_4I have been on a LUSH tear! I mentioned a few weeks ago that I went to one of their stores when I was back east and in addition to Fever, I also picked up some new ones to try and one of them was their new Jasmin and Henna Fluff-Ease ($19.95/7.8oz @ lush.com) and wow, is all I can say. It is a hair treatment you plaster onto dry hair and leave on for 20 minutes. Thinking that I just got lucky with my amazing results, I used it again and again, the same tah-dow results! Being the Queen of Excess when it comes to products, you’d think this one was right up my alley – instructions say ¼ pot for short hair, ½ pot for medium length and whole pot for long. I was able to restrain myself and only use about ¼ of it for my medium length and was still able to cover it all. Welcome to the Hall of Fame, Jasmin and Henna Fluff-Ease!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Get Blue with Kitten Vixen

Ok, this is the last blue mascara I will post on these pages, at least for a few months. You’ve had three recommendations now so get out there and try one!

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The color of KITTEN VIXEN’s ‘Eye Put A Spell On You’ Eye Kit in Naughty Girl Navy ($24@ kittenvixen.com) shouldn’t scare you too much upon first glance. The blue is really dark but it still makes the whites of eyes appear brighter and whiter. Isn’t that enough to make this month the month to try something new in your beauty routine? And this one has a liner on the other side of the mascara, a sharpener and eye shadow applicator. Makes the $24 sting less.