Here’s a new line of skin care just launched this past fall for us to check out. It’s called EN POINTE SKIN SOLUTIONS and was created by a plastic surgeon (Dr. Christine Rodgers) and each product was formulated to address the leading skin stressors in our lives like fine lines, skin pigmenations and redness. Dr. Christine’s love of dance helped get her through her own battle with breast cancer and each product dons the pink color and unique ballet dance names. To help conquer aging, each contains the line’s signature ingredient, Bio-Energy Complex, which comes from nourishing botanicals. My pick of the 11-product line has to be the Pirouette Bamboo Microderm ($45/6oz), which uses bamboo beads and sugar to exfoliate and contains aloe vera gel, algae extract, and green tea extract. The other favorite of the line so far is the Fouette Firming Moisturizer ($85/1oz), which contains that Bio-Energy Complex to slow the aging process and also skin rejuvenating peptides. And I love the unique way this one despenses! I think this line will be getting garnering quite a bit of attention. Read more about the line @ enpointeskinsolutions.com.
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I’m sure it’s colder where you are then where I am in Los Angeles but the air out here still has a nip in it most nights! So make sure you adjust your skin care products during these colder months as you want to make sure it has the right level of moisture. Give your skin a one-two punch with two from the LIZ EARLE line.
Superskin Concentrate ($70/1.6oz) – is comprised of 100% pure plant oils including argan oil, which is known as the ‘gold of Morocco.’ Use this one under your moisturizer at night on the face, neck and decolletage.
Superskin Moisturizer ($60.1.6oz) – contains natural plant oils including cranberry seed oil, which is high in Omega-3, 6 and 9, borage seed oil and rosehip oil. Wow. This duo is a big recommendation. Both @ lizearle.com.
Like Italy and all things Italian? Then TOVA’s Ambre D’Oro Eau de Parfum might just be fore you. We're in love with her signature scent and this is the latest addition to her line and it's her fifth. It’s inspired by Italy and all things … bella! This is described as a musky-floral and since most perfume lovers need the exact notes to know if they will mix with a scent, here they are:
Top: Sicilian lemon, Peony Peregrina mixed with Asiatic Lily and Plum Blossom.
Middle: Italian Jasmine and Mimosa, Wild Gladiola and Florentine Iris
Base: Amber Musk, Heliotrope, Patchouli, Sandalwood
The scent is a little heavy so I would recommend this one for evening wear. $36/1.7oz @ beautybytova.com.
Many moons ago, I thought all hairsprays were the same. Wrong! I’ve come across some icky ones that not only left residue behind but either faded quickly or worked too well at holding. Here’s a few that get high marks from us. From L to R:
- SEBASTIAN Shaper Zero Gravity ($11.95/10.6oz @ amazon.com)
- WHITE SANDS Infinity Finishing Spray ($21/10oz @ amazon.com)
- KEN PAVES Shaping Finishing Spray ($24/9.7oz @ beauty.com)
- SUDZZ FX Airplay ($18.98/10oz @ sudzzfx.com)
We were going to include MAKE UP FOR EVER’s Aqua Eyes Collection ($35 @ sephora.com) in our gift picks but I really don’t think these colors are for the novice. Or maybe we should have recommended it for the makeup pro in your life. Either way, we love each of these colors and even I was a little intimidated by them at first sight. Here’s what the set includes: 0
We were going to include MAKE UP FOR EVER’s Aqua Eyes Collection ($35 @ sephora.com) in our gift picks but I really don’t think these colors are for the novice. Or maybe we should have recommended it for the makeup pro in your life. Either way, we love each of these colors and even I was a little intimidated by them at first sight. Here’s what the set includes:
Mat Black #0L (black)
Iridescent Navy Blue #3L (navy blue sheen)
Turquoise #7L (light turquiose sheen)
Bronze #10L (metallic bronze)
Purple #11L (metallic purple)
So line one on your lids and just be sure to smudge the line a little so you don’t get too much of a pop and end up looking a little clownish. But act quick because it sets in 30 seconds. And like the name says, their waterproof, so have yerself a good cry or go splash around in an indoor pool.
When in doubt, go SEPHORA. Everyone knows it and they have some really great quality products. Take this Apple Pomegranate collection. I mean, take this apple pomegranate collection, please! Take each of the products to your home pronto! Picture juicy McIntosh apples mixed with pomegranate and you’ve got a winning combination and it comes in many different forms: Dry Body Oil ($16/5oz), Body Butter ($16/6.7oz), Body Scrub ($16/6.7oz), Body Wash ($12/10oz) or Bubble Bath ($16/10oz). Or give them a few of the products in this Apple Pomegranate Gift Set ($10). It contains the Body Wash (2.5oz) and a lush Body Butter (3.4oz). Such a bargain way to try some products out. Get them all @ sephora.com.
Ok, let’s just say that this holiday season, money no object and let’s just say that you still have not gotten that one friend of yours a kick-ass present. You have no idea what to get her but you for sure need to wow or you’ll be in the dog house for all of 2009. Some of these will break the bank for most but what a pleasure it would be to give this and see the reaction from your friend!
For the finicky female …
LA MER Luxury Essentials ($630 @ neimanmarcus.com) – includes Crème de la Mer (2oz), The Lifting Face Serum (1oz) and The Eye Concentrate (.5oz) all packed in a limited edition mother of pearl round box.
Ok, you find yourself in a unique gifting situation (it happens). You don’t know what their favorite color is; if they are sober so it’s good to stay neutral in this kind of situation. One occasion coming up besides Christmas is New Years. What do you get the host of the party? Instead of regifting the bottle of wine that you got, opt for something citrus-y. I mean, who doesn’t like citrus? While I have not conducted a formal study, I don’t think I’ve ever heard someone say they don’t like it so here are a few suggestions for host gifts.
REN’s Hand Duo ($50/10.2oz each @ beauty.com) - Citrus Limonum Hand Wash (10.2oz), Citrus Limonum Prebiotic Hand Cream (10.2oz)
ORIGINS Blue Skies Ahead ($35 @ beauty.com) – Gloomaway Grapefruit Body Souffle (4oz), Gloomaway Grapefruit Body Wash and Bubble Bath (3.4oz) and Gloomaway Grapefruit Body-Buffing Cleanser (3.4oz)
The Makeup Divas reviews and tells you about a romantic and stylish home fragrance line that have made their way into Elton John and P.Diddy's homes. Check it out HERE.
Felicia over at ThisThatBeauty is giving away limited edition Diane Von Furstenburg lipstick HERE.
A Touch of Blusher loves Dior's spring 2009 collection.
Beauty411 gets her dreamgirl on and shares a Holiday Luxe Gift Guide!
Beauty Banter brings you more fabulous holiday hair trends -- get the looks that Mary-Kate Olsen, Jessica Alba and Reese Witherspoon are already sporting!
Beauty Anonymous takes a look at Shu Uemura Spring 2009 Collection.
The girls over at Beauty in Real Life are having 2 giveaways this week....one with Oral B Pulsonic and another with Phillips Norelco Bodygroom for men. Check out the details here.
Cybelesays.com is cleaning out the beauty closet and having a contest where the readers can win what's in it! Click here to enter!
Glossypink shows you a product that will give you a winter-safe glow!
Beauty Junkie in SF loves the gifts offered by all natural lavanila this holiday season.