Browsing Posts from May 2008

Friday, May 23, 2008

Setting Nighttime Faces A-Buzz

Clarinsuse_3CLARINS has some brand new technology on their hands for those of us over 30 and many are swearing by what’s inside this cylinder. Younger Longer Balm ($98/1.7oz @ is a patented formula that was in the works for five years. It's not new news that hydration is key in preventing the signs of aging and the combined ingredientsPrescriptives_2 in this one claim to stimulate all the skin's youthful network.

PRESCRIPTiVES Good In Bed ($64/1.7oz @ works on increasing the skin’s radiance with grapefruit extract and a low level DHA (common ingredient found in sunless tanners) enhances the skins own color. This is not a sunless tanner, though, just a sublte radiance-er. That’s right. You glow, girl.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Quick Pick … Everywhere! Smashbox Desert Chic

Smashboxfusion2How HOT is this SMASHBOX Desert Chic Fusion Eye & Cheek Color Heatwave ($28 @ This one screams SUMMER and is part of the new Desert Chic Collection, if you didn’t guess. The powder formula is made with red earth minerals so swipe a brush across any of the three shades on any of your features for an instant glow.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Here Comes The Sun. Here Comes The Sunscreen.

Since May is National Sun Cancer and Melanoma Awareness month, instead of investing in another pair of shoes, why don’t you put that money towards a quality sunscreen? Here are four that not only protect but help fight the visible signs of aging.




Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Whish For Luxury

WhishFile this next one under the same category as the new 22” Monitor I just bought – a little more than I want to spend but total luxury and glad I did! It’s totally not needed as a less expensive one will do the trick but what a treat it is. WHISH Shave Crave in Papaya Coconut Shave Cream ($24/5oz, 32/6.7oz @ not only helps lift the hair to attention but moisturizes the skin with papaya and coconut oils. And this scent really makes shaving not so bad.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Brusha, Brusha, Brusha

MetropolisThis one arrived just in time. I love a good paddle for daily brushing and I was due for a new one. It’s the METROPOLIS Silver Nano Ceramic Paddle Brush ($14.95 @ and from the name, it contains the latest in technology. At first I thought this one might be best just for salons and not your everyday person. Let me explain and then you’ll see what I mean. The brush uses “nanotechnology to micronize particles of silver.” Huh? From what I can gather, silver has remarkable therapeutic properties and combined with the nano, it keeps the surface germ free and eliminates 99% of bacteria that can form on bristles of a brush. Ewww. If you think about it, I for one do not wash my hair everyday. Even though I’m not playing in the mud puddle outside, styling products can attract, well, dirt and other unmentionables. This technology used in the brush keeps the bristles clean so it’s almost like you are using a new brush everyday.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Coming Our Way Preview *Bites*

I was at the Total Beauty Blogging Summit all day yesterday (and today) and we learned about some great new lines coming out, even before the magazines!

So keep your eyes peeled for these new lines hitting stores in the next few months. We've got some samples so I'll keep you posted after we try them out. I'm sure they are going to shake beauty up a bit, in a good way!

  • iQderma
  • Redpoint Cosmetics
  • RAW Natural Beauty
  • Kronos Age Correcting Hair Care

All my blush,

Sunday, May 18, 2008

"Sugar ... Aww, Honey, Honey ... "

Like this one from last week and this other one from back in March, this NOODLE & BOO Sugar Mama Honey Scrub ($26/8oz @ is all things yum, with the foundation ingredient being honey. This scrub uses sugar as the exfoliant and contains Shea butter, vitamin A and aloe.


This one really got our wheels turning so we decided to do a four-part series that will run in the coming weeks on great honey products so be sure to check back often.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Quick Pick Lips

LoreallsIf you are looking for a long-wearing lippie, this is not the one for you. L’OREAL HIP High Intensity Pigments Intensely Moisturizing Lipcolor in Bold #358 ($10 @ is a deep rich red that would make Bette Davis jealous. This is the lush and creamy old-fashioned of formula  you grew up on.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Now I Can Wear Hard Candy

Wowee, wow-wow, is this one great! Then again, I should have guessed it would be pretty good because it’s HARD CANDY. While I have not been wow’d by all of their products,Hardcandyfragsss_3 this Fragrance ($42/1.69oz, $55/3.38oz @ is pretty fab. It falls in the category of floriental and they describe it perfectly – “a hint of sweetness but with a bit of depth and mystery.” Spray it on and the nose detects the top notes of white tea and pink peppercorn (is that what that is??), middle notes of rose and jasmine and the base is a vanilla and cashmere musk. And it seems to last quite a while. Not one of those scents you put on and five minutes later forgot which scent you’re wearing. 

And the packaging? The slim bottle with black swirls around it is quite sleek and sexy and the top is like a pincushion with each size is represented by a different color – green for the 3.38oz and pink for the 1.69oz. How often does that happen? And I really liked the cardboard foil origami box it came in. Very colorful and the way it opened up was fun and unique.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Weekend Reads From The Beauty Blogging Network

Bbnbanner_2Christine at 15 Minute Beauty Fanatic shares her tip for fast and easy pefect manicures and pedicures!

Beauty Anonymous shares her first impressions of Chanel Summer 2008 Makeup Collection!

Makeup Moxie reviews Hourglass Superficial Lash mascara.

Cybelesays finds their next addition to the Hall of Fame! A straightening iron that gets strands stick straight.

reviews one of the best flat irons on the market the GHD. Move over CHI!

A Touch of Blusher can't decide which new eye palette to get...

Savvy Skin picks her favorite drugstore sunscreen - Blue Lizard sunscreen.

Beauty and Personal Grooming writes about Aspirin face masks.

Beauty Blogging Junkie scores an exclusive interview with Daisy Fuentes about her new perfume, Dianoche Ocean.

Face Candy dishes on the brand new Vincent Longo Collection- Shimmer, Glimmer & Shine. 

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