Browsing Posts from August 2008
Think You Know Who's Who? Play this beauty game by matching celebrities to their hands, from chipped polish to crazy acrylic nail designs
We often check out celebrities' hair and makeup but we don't always think to look at their nails. Turns out we should be paying more attention. Here we bust stars wearing everything from extra long and red faux nails (yikes!) to short and dark chipped polish. We even discovered a nail biter in the group. Test your knowledge and see how well you can pair the celebrity to her nails.
H2O has some yummy new additions to their line. The Sea Marine collection focuses on Restore + Renew + Replenish and using seaweed extracts and botanicals in the products. Shampoo, conditioner, hand cleanser, a candle and more
Sea Marine Body Scrub ($17.50/8oz) is made skin-nourishing ingredients like sea lettuce, aloe vera and pumice. Make sure to only use this on your body as pumice is much too harsh for the face!
In honor of the newest limited edition collection from MAC Cosmetics, Cult of Cherry; Roselyn from Makeup Makes Me Happy does a gorgeous makeup tutorial, showing you how to achieve a fabulous look for this upcoming Fall season!
Beauty Anonymous reviews YSL's fall eye shadow palette.
Lilan of The Daily Cookie shows you how easy it is to use Anastasia's Brow Pen to tint your eyebrows with a fun video how-to!
The Muse from Musings of a Muse shows you three different looks you can create using Too Faced Smoky Eye Palette! She also reviews the Too Faced Mirror Mirror Gloss!!
A Touch of Blusher looks at Paul & Joe's fall 2008 base makeup collection
Looking for a lipgloss that will stay put and last a long time? Then check out The Makeup Divas review on the Mac Lustre Twins.
Need smoother legs longer? Cybelesays has found one that keeps legs smooth and totally moisturized.
15 Minute Beauty Fanatic has found natural, medium coverage foundation, from the drugstore!
Beauty Blogging Junkie has partnered with Three Custom Color to provide 25 readers with TCC's new Watercolours for Cheeks in Wallflower, a dewy beige. Click here for more info on how to enter.
If you're a Bobbi Brown makeup fan (and who isn't?) Beauty411 has the latest on new Bobbi Brown palettes!
Do you find yourself always on the hunt for the perfect not-too-sheer-not-too-chalky nude lipstick? I think I’ve found it in BOOTS’ No7 Stay Perfect Lipstick in Angel ($9.99 @ target.com). It’s a little on the pinkier side of nude so it’s totally YLBB.
These two compacts from REDPOiNT really caught me off-guard. While I love the deep blood red colors of the containers, and really liked their Airbrush Effects Whipped Blushwhip, powders on a whole have disappointed me quite a bit lately. Maybe it’s the weather or the fact that my skin has been acting funny the last couple of weeks. Either way, this Hydraboost Firming Powder ($36) has brought me out of my face powder blues. This is a really fine translucent finishing powder that evens out the skin’s tone nicely. It is also supposed to firm the skin and keep it hydrated. I don’t think I saw or felt any of that. I just think it’s a good powder for setting the makeup. They also have a yellow-toned powder, the Red Guard Correcting Powder ($36), which will calm facial redness if that’s your issue.
While we’re on the topic of compacts, their NOC-Out Cover-Up Compact ($38) is tre useful for oh so many skin tones. Each week I seem to have something pop up on my skin and this compact gives me three ways to knock it out. The yellow is for neutralizing redness, the salmon cream is for dark spots or heavy pigmentation and the beige is for under the eye and eyelid. Use a Taklon brush or sponge with any of these creams for the best results. All @ redpointbeauty.com
I recently heard that it’s better to use a hair mask before going to get your hair colored or treated. Makes sense. Wish I had this WARREN TRiCOMI Repair Green Walnut Masque ($38/5oz @ ulta.com) before I went! So I had tried this after the appointment. About two weeks late by strands can feel like straw and this one snapped each back into shape using that crazy nano-technology we hear about quite often now. It also contains green walnut and hydrolyzed protein polymer, to help strengthen. And because the nano makes the ingredients teeny tiny, they are able to penetrate the surface of the strands better.
This is a 5 to 10 minute-er treatment and of course I applied this after I slathered some on, as I always do when it comes to hair masks. The heat from it really does help the ingredients work. So now you know what my weekly hair treatment will be. Do you have any on-going treatment you’d like to share with us?
Here’s a new line to our site that we are thrilled to bring to you. Their name HONEY DIPP just sound so good you could eat it, right? And the products smell just as good but not in a dessert way. I don’t really like most body ones that smell like a bakery and these come in what I call normal smelling scents – lime, coconut, chai tea, mango, citrus, you get the picture. Let’s hear it for normal!
Because all their products are made to order, you know they are not filled with preservatives or have not been sitting on a shelf for forever and a day.
I’m really into the Honey Buns ($16/300 grams) in Fresh Papaya. It’s a lush smelling soap attached to a natural sea sponge so it really helps you scrub clean.
My other favorite of the moment is the Coconut Glow Body Butter ($10/2oz). Again, this smells so good and contains real coconut flakes and milk. So decadent! Both @ thehoneydipp.com
There’s nothing better than finding a line that really thinks of the details from it comes to packaging. And this new THIERRY MUGLER collection thinks of it all – from the rounded corners of the boxes, to the product info on the insert folded into a tiny envelope inside each box, to the spatula-like application thingy at the end of the gloss wand in his Lip Lacker (Plexi Gloss) ($40 @ saks.com). It’s quite refreshing not having to try and make sure ever hair at the end of the wand goes back in the tube straight. And the colors?
These two, Blue Effect and Pink Effect, are like wearing ultra-violet purple light on your lips. They call this a holographic effect and they achieve it by some pretty serious technology using liquid crystals. The shades are really unique and the formula is quite moisturizingly glossy. It’s a little pricey but if you are looking to splurge on a gloss, this is a good choice.