Browsing Posts from November 2008

Friday, November 28, 2008

Ready, Set, Shop!

It’s the busiest shopping day of the year!! If you’re reading this then you have probably decided against taking on the crowds or you were there at 4am when some stores opened and got done quickly. Like every year, when it comes to gift giving with beauty, we’re here to help you out with suggestions for those on your list. So when you see the below present picture next to a review, this is one of our Holiday Gift picks for 2008. So let's get to it!


Present Got a finiky female on your list? LAURA GELLER Fresh Baked Beauty ($60 @ is comprised of her best-selling baked face and eye products and includes a new to the line lip gloss.

Balance-n-Brighten (swirled tones of soft tan/ beige/ ivory)
Blush-n-Brighten in Pink Grapefruit (beige/ mauve/ pink shimmer)
Baked Marble Eyeshadow Duo in Blue Icing/ Coffee Cake (light blue/ blue/ bronze)
Baked Cake Eyeliner Duo in Blueberry/ Dutch Chocolate (shimmering dark blue/ matte dark brown)
Lip Gloss in Better Than Bare (pink beige)



Thursday, November 27, 2008

Nourishing Skin Care From the French

Patyka-Demaquillant-Intense Lately I’ve been using the hard stuff to clean and remove my makeup at the end of the day. What is it exactly? Cold cream. But for some reason I have not been liking it as much as I usually do. So in my quest for something lighter but just as good, I got lucky with the French brand, PATYKA’s, Biokaliftin Demaquillant Intense ($42/3.38oz @ This is an organic cosmeceutical line and their products carry the ECOCERT stamp so they never use any synthetics or fillers. This is probably the purest brand I've come across this year. This cleanser is formulated with over 86% certified organic plant extracts including rose floral water (which you can smell), cornflower extract, sesame seed oil and palmarosa extract, to name a few. While it didn’t leave my face as dewy as the cold cream, it felt hydrated and not tight at all. I’ve gone to bed sans night cream every night this week and my skin doesn’t seem to be suffering (parched) each morning.



Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Alima Pure Goes Hollywood

Let’s get down and dirty with the latest from ALIMA PURE. I was recently introduced to this line of mineral makeup and so far, I am liking it. The colors are pretty rich and all of them have been totally wearable. Not a sour one in the bunch! Let’s look at a few collections they are putting out for the holidays, a tribute to the sirens of the silver screen.


Take care of your eyes with Act I with Eye Shadows - Lana (creamy pink shimmer), Ingrid (pearly taupe), Ava (silver), Bette (velvety blue with a hint of silver). Wear one, two or all four at once to create a sexy smoky eye look.



Act II helps you get the most outta cheeks with a Blush and two highlighters – Harlow (pearl highlighter), Garbo (matte brown to create depth), Leigh (neutral rose with hint of copper shimmer).

Each collection is on $25 and $2 from each sale is donated to the Global Fund for Women. Love that!


Read more about this collection and other products @



Sunday, November 23, 2008

Quick Pick – Givenchy Lips



Glitter, sparkle and shine this season with GIVENCHY’s Pop Gloss Crystal – Holiday 2008 ($23.50 @ There are two shades - Rose by Night (sheer light pink with micro glitter) and Plum by Night (berry plum with micro glitter). 




Saturday, November 22, 2008

L'Oreal Knows Skin Care

L'Oreal-Revitalift I seem to shy away from cleansers that have the consistency of that of a lotion. It just seems more suitable for, well, a lotion instead of a cleanser. But I think this L’OREAL RevitaLift Radiant Cream Cleanser ($6.99/5oz) has changed my mind. Though it doesn’t foam, which I am so used to at this stage in life, it’s not thin like other cream-like cleansers. And for the price, you just can’t beat it! Check out the L’Oreal store at for all the other products in the RevitaLift collection, like the Radiant Smoothing Wet Cleansing Towelettes ($6.69/30 towels). They’re a dream when you’re on the road.



Friday, November 21, 2008

Weekend Reads From the Beauty Blogging Network

Beauty Blogging Network


Beauty411 spotlights the Lancome C'est Magnifique Holiday Collection. Stop by and enter the giveaway for Le Vernis Nailcolor in Midnight Glam!

The Makeup Divas reviews Three Custom Color Specialists Tai Lip Shine.

Lilan from The Daily Cookie is gearing up to get AGLOW for the holiday season with this new Prescriptives collection!

Cybelesays is loving the new products from Revolution Organics. Read all about this line here.

Musings of a Muse gets on board with the Japanese Holiday Collections by reviewing the Lavshuca Antique Collection! 

Beauty Junkie in SF loves that NARS is using their sexy products to support amfAR and preach that safe sex is sexy!

A Touch of Blusher loves Dior's Night Diamond.

Glossypink counts down her top 5 favorite pink lip glosses!

Felicia from ThisThatBeauty gets a SILK PEEL and shows off the results, sans makeup. You gotta see this.

The girls over at Beauty in Real Life are having another giveaway. Enter for your chance to win a Travel Brush Set from adesign. Click here for the details.

makeup loves me has before and after pictures that speak for themselves of clairol's at home dye kit, perfect 10.

Christina Loves... learning the history of MAC Cosmetics

Makeup Moxie's pick of the week is the new Lancome Juicy Tubes Set.

Shop for beauty products, clothes and jewels all while sitting at your computer - AND people watch without ever leaving the comfort of your own home... Beauty Banter explains!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Coming Our Way Preview *Bites*

WWD-11-21-08 (cover story) - MAC has teamed up with Hello Kitty for a color cosmetics collection coming out online Feb 10 and in stores Feb 12.

The Coty brand is launching Nautica Oceans, a water-based fragrance that is also environmentally responsible.

Some new hair care collections are on deck for the first half of 2009. They are:

  • TRE Semme 24 Hour Body Collection 
  • Garnier Fructis Wonder Waves 
  • L'Oreal Paris EverPure
  • Shagg by Sally Hershberger
  • Nexxus Dualiste

Jason Natural Products just launched a kids only collection (ages 3 to 10) of hair and body products.

Source: WWD

Friday, November 21, 2008

Nars Give Us A Chill

Let’s pick us some sexy times with NARSWinter Collection, shall we? Load up lids with Night Life Single Eye Shadow ($22) – it’s a silver your eyes will never forget. Give cheeks a Super Orgasm Blush Nars-Winter-Collection ($25) – peach pink with gold glitter accents never felt so good.


Top lips off with the dusty raspberry of All Night Long Lip Gloss ($24) - lush and ripe and ready for kissing. Check out the whole collection @


Thursday, November 20, 2008

Beautyfix Is Calling All Beauty Junkies!


What It Is: A way to sample some of the hottest up and coming brands.

How It Works: For $50/quarter or season, you receive 8 products (mostly full sizes and a few deluxe sizes) delivered right to your door. And you can stop, start or put your account on hold anytime you want.

What We Think: This is a great way to try out products as each quarter's collection is over $400 retail value and you can report back your thoughts on their website, Here's what I received in this month's box:


REDPOINT Noc-Out Cover-Up Compact (full size)
PCA SKIN Purifying Mask (2oz)
AMARTE Aqua Veil Pure Hydration Serum (2.2oz)
AMARTE Natural Wonder Cream (.34oz)
JANE IREDALE 24 Karak Gold Dust (1.8 grams)
KRONOS 'Phyx' Overnight Repair Maskque (4oz) - can't wait to try this one!
MLAB Anti-Aging Treatment Cream (.5oz)
PERRICONE MD Firming Neck Therapy (.5oz)
SENSA Weight Loss System (.70oz)


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Make Up For Ever Gives Us Smoky!

Make-Up-For-Ever-Smoky-Lash Love finding a great mascara and as I’ve mentioned before, the formulas are getting better and better. MAKE UP FOR EVER Smoky Lash Mascara ($22 @ is part of the Back to Black Holiday Collection and is the perfect complement for a lush smoky eye look. The dense brush delivers the darkest black pigment to all your lashes and makes them thick. Sexy!

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