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.
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?
I really don’t care for the whole celebrity fragrance partnership. I think the market is saturated and I can’t believe it when I hear of yet another coming out. I know that each celeb is somewhat involved in the creation process but to me, it’s an area better left untouched by celebs for the most part. I did come across one that I am embarrassed to admit. Wrapped With Love by HILARY DUFF ($38/1.7oz @ amazon.com) is her second fragrance and this one is a floral that is so right now summertime. It contains notes of honeydew, blood orange, plum, violet, white lily, raspberry, vanilla bean, musk and white chocolate mousse. White chocolate mousse? Don’t let that scare you off, this one is through and through juicy and fruity. And did I mention that the scents lasts a pretty long time on the skin? Now we’re talkin’.
I love a gourmet shaving cream. There are not many out there so when I do come across one, it’s a must try. The latest one on the market? EVOLUTION OF SMOOTH or EOS Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream ($5.49/7oz @ amazon.com) and this one does double duty -- shaves and moisturizes. And I like that you don’t have to wet your legs before putting it on as it doesn’t lather. It’s a cream and contains aloe, shea butter, and antioxidant vitamins.
And how happening is the container? It’s easy to grab and hold onto and is recyclable so toss it in the blue bin when you’re finished. Available in three scents: Pomegranate Raspberry, Island Blue and Vanilla Bliss.
Purple is supposed to be hot for fall so get it on with this BOBBI BROWN Mauve Face Palette ($55 @ bobbibrown.com). It’s a nice alternative for day and looks great for all skin tones. Palette includes these NEW and exclusive shades: Navajo, Vintage, and Chocolate Mauve Eye Shadows; Mauve Blush; Dusty Mauve Creamy Lip Color; Mauve Lip Sheer; and Vintage Mauve Lip Color.