Browsing Posts from October 2008

Friday, October 31, 2008

Weekend Reads from the Beauty Blogging Network

Bbnbanner Come check out what The Makeup Divas recommends for the purrrfect foot cream to soften up those tired tootsies of yours.

A Touch of Blusher looks at Anna Sui holiday 2008 collection.

Need a scent pick-me-up? Cybelesays has flipped over some new ones from a little known line. Click here to read more.

Beauty Anonymous reviews Shiseido's Majolica Majorca Trick On eyeshadow palette .

Beauty Banter gives you 5 simple steps to beautify yourself for a special evening out.

Beauty411 introduces you to the stunning Chanel Holiday 2008 Makeup Collection.

Glossypink reveals the one cult classic lipstick every woman should own!

Head on over to Beauty in Real Life and find out more about Avon's Beauty Breakthrough Tour. While you're there, enter the giveaway with Avon (valued at $100!).

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Chanel Keeps Eyes Smokey for Fall

Chanel-Eye-Shadow CHANEL Fall 2008 Collection seems to be all about making a statement. A statement with your eyes and oh, do they twinkle when I wear their Soft Touch Eyeshadows in Black Star (shown here) and Platine. My computer going to computer heaven late last month really threw me off on getting to the fall collections early but better late than never right? The Black Star can be the base of a really sexy smokey eye and the Platine can be used over it or under the brow or in the corner of the eye for an accent. Yes, it’s love.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Dionis Helps Us Get Grounded In Nature



We could all go a little without when it comes to beauty products. How about no parabens and artificial dyes? DIONIS SOAP’s Grounded In Nature collection doesn’t contain these ingredients and the products still pass our test. Choose from Peppermint scented products to White Clover to Almond to Tropical Fruit. With these, you’ll never feel that you’re going without.


Product picks:

Almond Moisturizing Oatmeal Soap ($3.95/5oz)

Peppermint Soothing Foot Butter ($5.95/4oz)

Tropical Fruit Cuticle Cream ($4.95/.70oz)


All @


Monday, October 27, 2008

Have Your Cake But Don't Eat It With Jaqua

Jaqua I am really liking JAQUA BEAUTY’s new Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Hand Crème ($8/2oz) for when I get a sugar craving. Crazy? Yes, but it seems to stave it off for at least ½ an hour. And I like that the scent is not too strong but they should have just called is Raspberry as I didn’t really smell any buttercream frosting with it. And it’s made with meadowfoam seed oil, real fruit extracts and vitamins A and E so it keeps skin nourished.


The scent also comes in a Shower Creme ($18/8oz), Lip Whip ($14), Lip Gloss Ring ($8), which is wicked cute and a Sinfully Rich Body Butter ($22/6oz). All @



Sunday, October 26, 2008

Another Reason Sephora Is Pretty Darn Great!

When was the last time you saw a really useful makeup deal? Mine has to be The Lash Stash @ It’s 10 mini mascaras from 10 major brands for $35. Even if you have found your Holy Grail or Hall of Fame mascara, when you see a new one out, don’t you just want to try it out? Well this is a great way to do it and it’s not going to break your wallet. I mean, you pretty much know by one or two wears how you like a mascara so these minis are perfect! Each stash includes the following:


  • Smashbox Bionic Mascara

  • Sephora Atomic Volume Mascara

  • Vincent Longo The Curl Mascara

  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara

  • Too Faced Lash Injection Pin Point Mascara

  • Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara

  • Urban Decay Big Fatty Mascara

  • DuWop Lash Venom Mascara

  • Korres Deep Colour Mascara

  • Cargo Texas Lash Mascara

I know it’s still October, but how about giving this to your best girlfriends for the holidays? This would make the greatest gift for any girl! The Lash Stash is officially kicking off our Holiday Picks 2008 so cheers!


Sunday, October 26, 2008

Need A Scent Pick-Me-Up? Bella Lucce To the Rescue!

Bella-Lucce-Arabian-Odyssey I’ll admit it. I get burnt out every so often, as in, nothing is exciting me and then BAM, along comes something that wakes me up. And that’s exactly what happened with BELLA LUCCE’s new Arabian Odyssey Collection. The Founder of the line has actually traveled to different parts of Arabia six times in the past two years and we’re glad she did as all eight products in the collection have been hanging stateside since I got a few weeks ago. I just can’t get enough! Using ingredients only found in that area like, Turkish coffee, Dead Sea mud, red sandalwood, Moroccan lava clay and date sugar, to name a few, each product is made in small batches to ensure freshness. And like the rest of the line, each is free of parabens, silicones, dyes, formaldehyde donors and phthalates and sulfats.


Our picks:

  • Exotic Date & Wild Honey Buff ($28/10oz)

  • Moroccan Lava Cleansing Bar ($9/4.5oz)

  • Spiced Pomegranate & Yogurt Detox ($30/4.8oz)


So thanks for getting me out of my beauty funk, Bella Lucce! All @


Saturday, October 25, 2008

Don't Forget the Moisturizer!

It’s hard for me to slip into some body cream or lotion in the summer months but my skin can’t seem to get enough in the stark cold winter months. Here’s a few that have been star skin savers for after the shower.







  1. H2O+ new Sea Marine Triple Butter Body Cream ($25/8oz @ and

  2. WHISH Lemongrass Three Whishes Body Butter ($24/5oz @

  3. ANTICA FARMACISTA Body Moisturizer in Peonia, Gardenia & Rosa ($25/10poz @

  4. TREAT BEAUTY O’ My Goodness Pink Grapefruit Organic Body Cream ($34/8oz @

Friday, October 24, 2008

Weekend Reads from the Beauty Blogging Network

Beauty Blogging Network The Muse lets you know the scoop on the US Debut of the Paul & Joe Disney Collection that was exclusive to Japan only last Spring! Click on over for the details and the Muse's past review of this cute collection!

Beauty Anonymous reviews Paul &Joe's latest Moisturizing Foundation Primer.

The Makeup Divas reviews YSL Rouge Volupte in Sweet Honey.

A Touch of Blusher reviews two eye palettes from CARGO's fall 2008 collection.

Beauty Junkie in SF continues to find great pink products to support Breast Cancer Awareness month, like Origin's Peace of Mind On-the-spot Relief.

Lilan from The Daily Cookie reviews Ojon's luxe Tawaka "The Ball", a chocolaty rich body scrub for bath time.

Beauty411 shares the details on a new sun-kissed and sexy Bobbi Brown collection!

Cybelesays is giving away mascara and eyelash curler from me by {me}zhgan. Click here to enter!

Find out which dark and dangerous product Glossypink is obsessing over!

Beauty Blogging Junkie has your Halloween faux lash needs covered with this lash round-up.

The girls over at Beauty in Real Life are having another Pink Giveaway. Click here for all the details.

Liquid Cashmere?! Beauty Banter uncovers a new body care line that claims to have bottled liquid cashmere!

Makeup Moxie's got her eye on the new Lash Stash from Sephora.

Spoiled Pretty wants to help you tame your unruly mane. Which is why they've partnered with Aveda for an amazing giveaway. Enter to winAveda's Smooth Infusion Kit ($107 value), a 4-step smoothing system, with a smoothing brush!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Benefit Cosmetics Is You ... Just Better

Benefit-Cosmetics-Full-Finish-Lipstick There’s certain items we are always on the hunt for. For me, it’s a good basic black t-shrit, the perfect pair of jeans and the ideal nude lipstick. I’ve found good ones here and there but this one seems to be filling the void for right now. BENEFIT COSMETICS Full-Finish Lipstick in Lady’s Choice ($18 @ gives lips a YLLB finish. Need a little more? The vibrant red of Flirt Alert should do the trick.



Thursday, October 23, 2008

Archipelago Botanicals Reminds You to Stay Aware

Archipelago-Ribbons-of-Love How aware are you? Are you doing your monthly self exams? October is you-know-what-month and we don’t believe in just being aware one month out of the year. It should be every month. That’s why I we are picking this candle to remind us to do our exams. ARCHIPELAGO BOTANICALS ‘Ribbons of Love’ Candle ($29/9.5oz @ smells delightful of pink grapefruit, clemetine and pomelo (a Chinese grapefruit) and is blended with 50% soy wax. And with 60 hours of burn time, I will nurse this for months to come.

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