Browsing Posts from January 2009

Friday, January 30, 2009

Weekend Beauty Reads...

Beauty Blogging Network

Imju's Fiberwig Mascara is all the rage in Asia, but does it really deliver? Jeannie from The Daily Cookie reviews this Asian cult favorite.

A Touch of Blusher brings you Spring 2009 Makeup Trend Report.

Beauty Anonymous reviews Shiseido's Majolica Majorca Lash Gorgeous Wing Mascara.

The Makeup Divas reviews Smashbox's Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder.

Beauty Junkie in SF is "peeling groovy" with Bliss's new facial serum. It actually exfoliates without irritating!

Face Candy gives you some Valentine's Day gift ideas.

Beauty and Fashion Tech reviews two items from Korean brand Etude House: Etude House BB Magic Blemish Balm and Dream On Foundation.

Girl Gloss loves her Laura Geller Dream Creams LipGloss Palette!

Beauty Banter gives YOU 5 fabulous steps to Winter Relief!

Enter to win Elke's Brow Grooming Set! Hurry, contest ends Jan 31st!

This weekend is your last chance to enter to win an Anastasia Highlight Brow Kit from the girls at Beauty in Real Life. Click here to enter.

ThisThatBeauty shows off her fav Laura Mercier Eye Shadow Palette,BLUE SKY. Check out Felicia's FACE OF THE DAY.

Win DERMAdoctor's new Poetry in Lotion in a contest from

Friday, January 30, 2009

A Lush Face Pick-Me-Up

Lush-Imperialis-Moisturizer I’m bored with my face lotion. I have been using 302’s Drops for the past month since it’s been kinda cold out here on the west coast and I’m just board with it. Hanging out in the “to try” bin was LUSH’s Imperialis Moisturizer ($21.35/1.5oz @ and this seemed to not only perk my skin up but also my mood.
And I love that their website explains the ingredients for the novice. It can be kinda confusing when reading an ingredient list, right? Here’s an interesting tidbit – if your skin is dry, the lavender inside this cream supposedly encourages the skin to produce more natural oils and vice versa. I should note here that this one is made for combo skin so if you have oily skin, I’ve read that it is too heavy for those types so you may want to sit this one out.


Thursday, January 29, 2009

Kenzo Gives Us THE Winter Fragrance

Kenzo-Amour There’s nothing like a rich fragrance for this time of year. There’s something about that fits the cold weather and really makes it stand out. Like a wool pair of socks, KENZOAmour le Parfum ($68/1oz, $88/1.7oz @ will come out in late October and be packed away with the winter clothes in about late February. It was inspired by all things far east - the packaging and the ingredients. To say this is a woody oriental would be an understatement. Just look at these thick lush notes – top: rice, frangipani middle: amber and patchouli and base: vanilla and benzoin (a balm only found in a tree location in Southeast Asia). And I would really only recommend this for evenings; it’s that bold. And the sleek bottle? The shape is inspired by the temples of Southeast Asia and the rich matte gold color by the offerings made to the deities. This makes a beautiful looking scupture on top of your dressing table. For serious fragrance lovers only!



Wednesday, January 28, 2009

DERMAdoctor Contest!

I hate being out of touch with a line, especially one that has made us quite happy with more than one product. One that falls into that category is DERMADOCTOR. How could we have forgotten about thee? I'm so sorry as I think the last time we featured the line on Cybelesays was over 2 years ago! So to welcome them back, we are giving away their new Poetry in Lotion. Just read up the below on how to enter.

DERMAdoctor-Poetry-In-Lotion Who? We will randomly pick 3 winners.

What? DERMAdoctor Poetry in Lotion, full size 1oz. $75 retail value.

How to enter --- Post a meaningful comment on a Cybelesays post (something a little more than, "I love this color!" or "How cute!" I think you get the picture). Then, email your full name and address to Cybelesays ( or click here). And feel free to comment on more than one post. We love that!
Don't forget to let us know how you found if you are a new reader.

Wanna get more than one entry? If you have a blog, post about the contest and then email the link to or click here. You'll receive an extra entry for writing about the contest on your site. You must also comment on a post and email your full contact info.


** Entries must be received by 6pm PST, February 11, 2009 * Entries are two part - a comment on a post and an email, which includes your full name and mailing address * Both must be completed or you will not be entered into this randomly picked drawing * Those who have won a Cybelesays contest in the last 3 contests will not be eligible to win * Only residents of the US and Canada are eligible to win* One entry per household and email address unless the contest is blogged about **


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Russian Sign Language With Chanel

Chanel-Moscow-Collection These three CHANEL Nail Colours ($30 @ were created especially for a Moscow Fashion Show. Each of these was created with a black base and then a different color of sparkle was added to each: Or de Russie (gold), Nuit de Russie (blue), Feu de Russie (red). While $30 may be, or rather, is a steep price for a nail polish, know that this one stays on longer than most lacquers. The glitter inside acts as a toughening agent assuring your manicure will last longer than usual.


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Apply Some ~Ista From Benefit

Benefit-Coralista-2 What a blast of wow BENEFIT’s new CORALista ($28 @ is for me. This is their latest face color addtion and this one is described as a coral pink sheen. If you are looking for a color to update your look to get you into the Spring, this is the one.



Monday, January 26, 2009

A Bobbi Brown Palette Is Worth a Thousand Words

Bobbi-Brown-Brights-Eye-Palette What more can be said about BOBBI BROWN’s new Brights Eye Palette ($70 @ Just looking at it says it all! It’s 35 bright matte eye shadows that she typically uses when she’s called on for Fashion Week. When I first saw this one online, I thought is was big, like a 8.5” x 11” piece of paper but when I got it, I saw that it’s actually 6.3” x 4.25” and each shadow is about .5" around. And that’s ok. Easier storage! And the colors range from light peach all the way to dark purple. Happy sculpting!



Sunday, January 25, 2009

Turn-It-Around With Clinique

Clinique-Turnaround-Instant-Facial CLINIQUE’s new Turnaround Instant Facial Masque ($36.50/2.5oz @ is meant to give you the results of a microdermabrasion’s smoothness and radiance in all of 5 minutes. Hmmmm, seems like a pretty steep promise but I guess if you can get the formula right, it is possible, and I am happy to report that it is. What I like about this scrub is that because the morsels are so tiny, it feels like I am able to get into every nook and cranny around my face. Nose? No problem! Behind the ears? Easy with this one. And I am able to give my eyebrows a good scrub, which I love to do. Here’s the skinny – it’s formulated with patent-pending technology and uses physical and chemical exfoliation. Some of the ingredients are: Chestnut Extract and Salicylic Acid and others. This 5-minute mask can be used up to 3 times a week, depending on your skin type. Loves it!


I have the Turnaround Radiance Peel Once-A-Week System on deck to try and will let you know if it’s worth it.


Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Latest In MAC

The MAC collections are coming at us fast and furious with the new Hello Kitty items just coming out. We have not gotten our hands on them just yet but here’s some picks from what we have tried and I took the pics myself. Hope they look ok! 


Hit the slopes looking fresh with any of these from the Chill Collection. Picks are Glitter ($17.50) in Reflects Transparent Teal, Eye Shadow ($14.50) in Mont Black and Apres-ski, and Tinted Lip Glass in Frozen Dream.


Who doesn’t want makeup that matches their hair color beautifully? Here’s our picks from the Brunette Blonde Redhead collection: Eye Shadow ($14.50) in Pincurl (a dusty white frost best for blondes) and Flip (a bronze gold frost for redheads). Lipstick ($14) in B-Babe (pink frost perfect for blondes) and Tinted Lipglass ($14) in Soft Wave (a beautiful tan bronze for brunettes).


Take one look at Dame Edna Everage and what do you see? Well I see color and more color! And to celebrate all this Aussie is, they are putting out a limited edition collection, the Dame Edna collection. Here are our picks:

Nail Lacquer ($11) in Asiatique and Lipstick ($14) in Coral Polyp. Don’t these two just scream Dame Edna?

All available @


Friday, January 23, 2009

Visit Paris With Your Hands

Payot-Hand-Cream-for-site For some reason my hands have been extra dry this month and I don’t know why. Here in LA it’s not unseasonably cold, quite the opposite. So I’m glad I have PAYOT Nourishing Softening Hand Cream ($23/2.5oz @ on hand (pun intended). Maybe it’s the sweet almond extract or the Shea Butter or jojoba seed oil inside? Or the combo of them together with the other ingredients? I don't know. All I do know is that it seeps in quickly and totally non-greasy. And I love that it has that classic scent like only real French products have.



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