Browsing Posts from April 2008

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

I’m On The Minerals And Can’t Get Off

Youngblood_3All foundations seem to pale in comparison since I discovered mineral makeup a few years ago. It’s easy and quick to apply and really looks natural. I’ve only come across one other liquid mineral foundation, Illuminare, and I loved it, so I was really open to this liquid one from YOUNGBLOOD. Their Liquid Mineral Foundation just came out and it is infused with Reduced Salt Deep-Sea Water and also Calendula, Cucumber and Green Tea to name a few. Let’s talk about what you see and feel.

See = nothing

Feel = nothing

Like it’s supposed to, it really does feel like I don’t have anything on my face and it evens out my skin tone beautifully. So I guess you could say I'm going au-natural! $39.95/1oz @ ybskin.com

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Gummi, Jelly, Spongy Lips

These JELLY PONG PONG Trifle Spongy Lipsticks ($16 @ jellypongpong.com) are really fun. And the word spongy in the name is quite accurate.Jellypongpong_2 The consistency is like a gummi candy but it doesn't wear goopy or super thick, just a sheen. The Lipsticks with color are ok like Brandy, which is a shimmery pink, but I think the best ones are the ones with no color, like the Blackcurrant one, which smells just like the real thing. Think of the non-coloring ones as just a simple lip moisturizer. Picks: Blackcurrent and Jam.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Quick Pick Face - Clinique

CliniquepowderA favorite new face finisher-offer this spring is CLiNIQUE’s Blended Face Powder and Brush ($18.50 @ amazon.com) in new Invisible Blend. It helps set makeup and the travel brush is totally totable. And because the brush has a cap on it, they even recommend loading one application into the brush and take it with you in your evening purse for a "out on the town" touch up.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Getting To The Shea Of Things - Part II

In continuing our coverage of great Shea Butter products, I am really surprised at the number of ones that have the word Shea in the name of the product and then the ingredient is waaaaay down on the list. It seems like it was almost an after thought, “Oh we need to put some actual Shea Butter in there since it has it in the name.” Anyway, here are some more recommendations with the ingredient right at the top of the ingredient list.

  • CAROL’S DAUGHTER Unscented Shea Body Butter ($20/8oz @ drugstore.com)
  • FREDERIC FEKKAI Shea Butter Hair Mask ($22.50/5oz, $32/9oz @ target.com)
  • JERGENS Shea Butter Cream ($6.29/7.5oz @ drugstore.com)
  • BATH BY BETTIJO 100% Pure Whipped Shea Butter ($16.50/2oz @ bathbybettijo.com)

 

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Sunday, April 06, 2008

Spritz Some Spring with L'Artisan Parfumeur

LartisanWhy am I such a sucker when it comes to fragrances this time of year? I feel like I have to try them all but I guess that’s a good thing since you reap the rewards of hearing about a good one! L’ARTISAN PARFUMEUR L’ete en Douce ($135/3.4oz exclusively @ barneys.com) has “wear me with a spring dress” written all over it. It has top notes of mint leaves and rose essence; middle notes of orange blossom, lime tree, green hay and base notes of botany, white wood and white musk. Don’t you deserve a new fragrance this season?

Saturday, April 05, 2008

ColorOn *Contest*

Coloron_3_3I just realized we were supposed to roll out another contest two weeks ago. Oops! Better late than never. So here's the skinny. We have three ColorOn Professional Instant Eye Shadow kits to giveaway and some other goodies out of the beauty closet. Three will win the grand prize ColorOn kit and another three will get a selection from the closet. Believe me, you won't be disappointed with your runner up prize. Simply leave a comment on a past post on the site (something with some thought in it) and answer the below questions correctly. You must comment on a post or you won't be entered. Don't forget to include your full name and address in your email. Good luck!

  • What is the name of the inventor of ColorOn?
  • When did the product receive a patent?

Know the answers? Enter here.

** Enties must be received by 6pm PST, April 11, 2008* Include full name and mailing address or you will not be entered into this randomly picked drawing * Those who have won a Cybelesays contest in the last 3 contests will not be elegible to win * One entry per household **

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Minerals .. Not Just For Face Anymore

Myohmyohmy, is this one good! SONYA DAKAR just came out with a body line and the Mineral Polish ($48/12oz @ sonyadakar.com) from it is a really nice treat.Sonya The main ingredient is Dead Sea Salt and we all know the rich minerals that are found in the Dead Sea. Other good things? Organic Omega-3 Complex, oils of almond, sunflower, apricot and vitamin E. Bad things it does not contain? Parabens, dyes or sulfates. I’ll keep you posted on the other products from the body line. Available in two scents: Cara Cara and Verbena Cypress.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Weekend Reads From The Beauty Blogging Network

Bbnbanner_7"Might as well face it, you're addicted to love..." Flash back to the 80s and see Lilan from The Daily Cookie recreate a look from a popular music video!

Check out Beauty Anonymous' Current Favorite Lippy - Einstein Lip Therapy Hydrating Lip Cream 

A Touch of Blusher puts on more blusher......

The Beauty Bug previews the new products that hit the counters and shelves this month.

Looking for affordable high quality makeup brushes? Check out The Makeup Divas review on these cosmetic brushes. 

Girl Gloss loves Maybelline Volume XL Seduction Plumping Lip Gloss.

Product Girl tries out Avon's Supershock Mascara and gets shockingly plump lashes.

The Muse features her very favorite, holy grail mascara from Japan (Nope, not Fiberwig!)!

Mischo Beauty has a fabulous reader who wrote in to share why she loves Sunsilk’s De-Frizz 24/7 Crème.

Click here to read more

Friday, April 04, 2008

Coming Our Way *Preview* Bites

Use_3ACQUA DI PARMA is coming out with a full line of skin care.

CHEMISTRY SALON LABS is a new line of hair care from the makers of Charles Worthington. It is being sold in Walgreens.

In the totally cute department, Gwen Stefani is coming out with a line of fragrances through Coty. Harajuku Lovers will be five fragrances hitting shelves in September.

KERASTASE is coming out with seven new haircare products in 2008.

COTY and Home Shopping Network just confirmed a deal. They will sell their brands on their channel later this spring.

Source: WWD

Friday, April 04, 2008

Shine & Sparkle Like The Star You Are

This has to be MAC's most pink, most party and most, well, clubby collection yet. This collection has every color and texture of makeup you would want to don to go out on the town.Think of the hippest club in NYC on a Saturday night, the "in" crowd, Page Six and this is all of that rolled in one. If yer reading this then you’ve heard of the Heatherette duo of Richie Rich and Traver Rains. To put them and MAC together for this Heatherette collection? Genius! Here's our picks:

 

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Eye Shadow Trio in Trio 2 ($32.50) – features limited edition shades of Baby Petals, V.I.P. and Cassette.

 

Beauty Powder in Alpha Girl ($22) – pink with gold nuances

 

Lip Glass in Bonus Beat (sheer yellow beige with gold pearl, frost) and Style Minx (clean fuchsia pink, frost) ($14)

 

Glitter in 3D Silver ($16.50) – multi-reflective silver

 

Nail Lacquer in Lola Devine ($10) – soft mid-tone coral cream

 

Lipstick in Hollywood Nights ($14) – clean fuchsia pink, satin

 

Add a pair of She’s So Bad Lash ($11) and yer ready for the dance floor, baby!

All @ maccosmetics.com

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