Browsing Posts from February 2008
When I saw the picture of the girl that reps NARS’ new Spring 2008 Shanghai Lily Collection, I pictured shades for someone like Amy Lee from the Evanescence. I was pretty wrong! Think really light (Duo Eyeshadow in Alhambra and Lip Gloss in Greek Holiday) vs dark (Lipstick in Success), both in one collection. NARS is thinking pale eyes with bold lips for the most part and note that some of the colors are new and some are not. And any collection that has the Orgasm blush in it (in a new The Multiple form) has to be a winner. All @ narscosmetics.com
I have had a strange nail polish week. I have been back and forth on my nails with Before He Cheats (light pink) and then Makin’ Whoopee (iridescent rose) both from the DEBORAH LIPPMANN brand. Ever have one of those weeks? Both are great shades and I guess I’m just exercising my right to change my female mind, even if it is everyday! $15 @ beauty.com.
Let’s see what CHANEL has on deck with their Spring 2008 Collection. They’re feeling clean crisp colors and soft pastels. Eyes flip from soft and girly with one Eye Shadow Quad to bold and daring with the other Quad. Here’s what we’re feelin’:
Eye Shadow Quad in Bleu Celestes ($55) – mix it up with the darker side of the collection and these navy tones. Navy is so happen’ for spring.
Rouge Allure Luminous Satin Lip Colour ($30) – this is my first experience with these really fun push-and-click-to-open lipsticks. And the blue pink of Frivole complements most any eye look.
4 Fleurs de Chanel Yeux-Eyes ($65) – pastel eyes would look swimmingly with any of Essie’s new polishes.
Glossimer in limited edition Waterlily ($26) – what’s not to love about these? And this shade is the perfect frosty pink color.
Yes, the Blue Navy Nail Colour is all the rage and can’t be found anywhere but I say, fine, accept it and paint on their Rose Satin ($19) shown here. All @ chanel.com
I am delighted and disappointed with this next one. It moisturizes hands beautifully but it has no scent! I have become so accustom to scents when it comes to beauty products. TREAT BEAUTY Sugar Free Therapy Hand Butter ($12/1oz @ treatbeauty.com) is one of the best hand creams I have ever used and I guess they call it sugar free because it has no scent, which is good for those that are sensitive. It’s made with organic ingredients and is paraben free and lanolin free and contains Shea Butter, aloe and jojoba. So if you have really dry skin, this is a good one for you to try. And maybe this one will help me get over my scent addiction.
I’m really beginning to hate MAC. They don’t seem to really miss the boat, like ever! Not that I wish them ill but come on. It’s funny, some of my favorite eye shadows and lipsticks are ones I wear once in a great while but I look and admire them all the time. Yes, most of them are from MAC.
Here’s the latest collection – Fafi. What is a Fafi? Click here. I don’t when the last time a graffiti artist was celebrated. It happens but just not much. The new Fafi Collection from MAC is all girly and mostly pink! So if pink is your thing, this is right up your alley. Two instant favorites are the Nail Lacquers ($10) in Girls Will Be Girls (pink with coral pearl) and Boom! (rich eggplant with purple pearl). Not only will I be admiring these but I will for sure be wearing them. Another favorite are the Clearly Fafi ($15, $25, $34) cosmetic bags. I have to be able to see everything I’m carrying around, right? If you’re in the mood to get in touch with your inner girly-girl and play, this is a fun collection for just that.
We loved The Youth As We Know It Moisturizing Cream when it came out last year and yeah, they’ve expanded the collection! I don’t think much will get by when you have this 5some on hand from BLISS.
First up, we got the creamy The Youth As We Know It Cleanser ($30/6.7oz) and the The Youth As We Know It Toner ($28/6.7oz). There’s been much debate on whether or not the skin even needs a toner. I vote yes as I’ve read a few places that it resets the pH of the skin. I really like this next product in the collection called The Youth As We Know It Concentrate: Age Control ($70/1oz). This serum claims to release moisturizers two different times in the day. Wow! I guess I have to believe them since I couldn’t see it on my skin but I know my face did not seem dried out when I went to wash it at bedtime.
Then there’s the The Youth As We Know It Eye Cream ($75/.5oz), if you need it, and rounding it all out, slather on that Moisturizing Cream ($79/1.7oz). They say that products in a collection are usually made to work with one another, so I would give a few of these a shot. All @ dermstore.com
Let’s face it, the first thing any woman does when picking up a product is smell it. The better it smells, the more we think it works, before we even try it! Some products live up to it, some do not. One that smells absolutely superb and works fantastically is CREATIVE SCENTSATIONS Hand & Body Scrub in Black Currant & Fig ($16/7oz @ head2toebeauty.com) from the CND brand. When reading the ingredients on the back, there are some big wordy-words that I don’t know the meaning of. All I know is that I really like the scent, texture and the moisturizing it does and in that order. Is that bad?
Am I to break down every product by what’s inside of it? Isn’t that what the FDA is for? We never did that before but it seems quite the trend now to break everything down. Yes, you should know what you are using but I say if it doesn’t break me out or cause any other adverse reaction, I’ll use it. Who’s with me?
Your skin is peeking out from behind the cold. PHiLOSPHY Winter Skincare Rescue Pack ($40 @ nordstrom.com) will wake sleeping skin and give it max hydration. This kit has some of my favorites from their line including the Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser (4oz) – this one is great for travel! When Hope Is Not Enough Replenishing Cream (1oz), Kiss Me Exfoliating Lip Scrub, Kiss Me Red Very Emollient Lip Balm.
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Colorful and vivid, bright and rich. These are some adjectives for OPI’s new Spring/Summer India Collection of Nail Lacquers ($7.50 @ opi.com). From one end of the color spectrum to the other, this collection has a shade for every mood. There are twelve shades and here are our color picks from L to R:
Charmed By A Snake, Royal Rajah Ruby, Curry Up Don’t Be Late, Get Me To The Taj On Time, Keys To My Karma, I’m India Mood For Love.