Browsing Posts from March 2009

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

More Spring Beauty Picks!

Spring is springing with new products, colors, and scents! I know times are tough but try to treat yourself with one of the below. It really does a spirit good. From L to R clockwise:

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PUR MINERALS Universal Marble Powder in Spice ($22.50 @ ulta.com) from the Spring 2009 Collection.

SENSAI by Kanebo Deep Moist Shine Rouge in MS 104 ($40 @ Barney’s NY stores and amazon.com) from the Sensai Colors Collection.

ELOPE ISLAND BEAUTY Maui Body Butter ($34.95/8.8oz @ elopeislandbeauty.com)

ORLY Nail Lacquer in Samba (bright pink crème) ($7.50 @ orlybeauty.com) from the Carnivale Collection.

SMASHBOX Bionic Mascara in Black Violet ($19 @ amazon.com) from the Muse Collection.

SEPHORA Moroccan Sunrise 5 Piece Brush Set ($42 @ sephora.com) – our picks of the Smudge Brush and Allover Shadow Brush.

RIMMEL Lasting Finish Kiss & Stay Gloss in English Rose ($7.99 @ drugstore.com)

LANCOME Le Crayon Khol Waterproof Eyeliner in Irreverent Brun ($23.50 @ nordstrom.com) from the Pink Irreverance Spring 2009 Collection.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Schick Says ... Shave With One, Trim With the Other

Schick-Quattro-TrimStyle This could be a TMI area for most but not for me! How do you groom your bikini area? Or rather, do you? I have had this conversation with men and women and most, thankfully, do. And to make it all one step easier, SCHICK Quattro for Women just put out TrimStyle ($10.99 @ amazon.com) and what a great price! One side is your everyday 4-blade razor and on the other side is a waterproof trimmer. And you can achieve the desired hair length by adjusting the plastic comb position. And the package even comes with the AAA battery! Now that’s value.

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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Honey on Feet? Farmhouse Fresh Shows Us How...

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I’m a little obsessed with smooth feet. As I mentioned a few weeks ago, cracked heels are just so gross but they seem to dry out so fast as you get older. Here’s an interesting one I came across recently and it’s not your typical cream or lotion. FARMHOUSE FRESH Honey Heel Glaze ($24/3oz @ drugstore.com) is ooey, gooey and quite moisturizing. It looks like honey, smells like cinnamon and clove and infuses aloe leaf juice, pineapple and papaya fruit extracts inside. I’m tell you, this is one to experience. It even comes with its own flat brush.

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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Sulfate-Free Recs from L’Oreal & AG Hair Cosmetics

AG-Hair-Cosmetics-colour-savour-duoWhat’s on peoples’ mind when it comes to hair cleansers? Being sulfate-free and this is a trend we’re on board with! But what about sulfate-free but that also works for those of us that color our hair. You may remember last year when we just thought using products that were sulfate-free would make our hair color last longer. No, no, no, it also has to have a color support system in it. You live, you learn.

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Two lines are at the forefront for us right now and one is quite purse-friendly so we’re filing this post with our on-going recs in Budget Beauty!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L’OREAL new EverPure Sulfate-Free Moisture Shampoo ($6.99/8.5oz) and Moisture Conditioner ($8.99/8.5oz) – both @ amazon.com.

 

AG HAIR COSMETICS Colour Savour Sulfate-Free Shampoo and Colour Protection Conditioner - $20/8oz each @ aghaircosmetics.com.

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Friday, March 27, 2009

Weekend Beauty Reads ...

Logo small Beauty Anonymous features Shiseido's Majolica Majorca Summer 2009 Collection.

A Touch of Blusher looks at YSL's Asia-exclusive collection for summer 2009.

Economy got you down? Cybelesays.com is giving about 12 boxes of beauty to help perk you up! Click here to enter.

Missed out on MAC Hello Kitty "On the Prowl" Nail Polish? Well wipe those tears. ThisThatBeauty is giving away bottles of Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics "Dangerous" Nail Colour. "Dangerous" embraces the uber trendy gray nail color trend! Click here to enter.

The Makeup Divas reviews a few products from the new Avon Celestial 2009 Spring Collection.

The girls over at Beauty in Real Life are having another giveaway. Click here to enter to win a Galvanic Spa II kit, valued over $350!!!

Looking for the perfect cleanser to go with your Aminogenesis Tripeptinon? The Shades Of U dishes out a review on Aminogenesis Really, Really Clean Facial Cleanser.
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Friday, March 27, 2009

Zoya Gives Us A Multi-Purpose Product

Zoya-3-in-1-Remover Like skin care, why can’t nail products also be multi-purpose? Well here is one that is - ZOYA Remove + Big Flipper ($9.99/8oz @ zoya.com) is a 3-in-1: nail polish remover, nail cleaner and nail prep product, and the best trait besides its polish removal ability is the despenser. It’s one like in the nail salons use where the liquid dispenses at the top. Love that! It says it has a lavender scent to it but I really wouldn’t go looking for it as it’s still polish remover and smells like one to me.

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Olay's New Line Delivers Results

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Lots of buzz around OLAY’s new ProX skin care line. This collection of six skin care products was 3-years in the making and is made with a sprint in mind instead of a jog. What I mean by that is that they guarantee you will see results within 28-days. The goal with this line is to bring the skin back to how it performed when it was younger. I’ve been rocking the Age Repair Lotion with SPF 30 the past couple of weeks and so far so good. And with the average price of $47 per product, they are a great value. Want even more bang for you buck? Pick up thePro-X Anti-Aging Starter Protocol for $68 @ walgreens.com. It contains the Age Repair Lotion (1oz), Wrinkle Smoothing Cream (1oz) and Eye Resoration Complex (.3oz). These are a great value in these tough financial times.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Latest MAC Collections ...

MAC picks! MAC picks! MAC picks! Here are some from two of their new collections.

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Grand Duos (release date March 12, 2009) – they have graduated to the next step and each of these duos is a marbleized melange on one isde and a complementary mono-shade on the other.

Mineralize Blush -- Love Rock (gold violet melange/bright blue pink) and Intenso (orange yellow melange/deep brown) ($22.50).

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Sugarsweet (release date March 19, 2009) – here’s a collection right up our alley as it’s inspired by sugar-sweet desserts. Lay your eyes on these colors and cute names.

Shadestick in Penny (light pinky copper) $16.50

Tricolour Lipglass in Tasty (top layer is sheer blue pink with reflects, middle is mid tone blue pink with duochrome pearl, bottom is dark creamy red pink) $17.50

Eye Shadow in Stars ‘N’ Rockets (dirty lavender w/red and pink reflects) $14

Nail Lacquer in Seasonal Peach (creamy pale peachy pink) and Peppermint Patti (creamy mint green) $11

Mineralized Skinfinish in Perfect Topping (pink/peach/lavender melange) $27

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All @ you know where.com.

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*Info and pics on Colour Ready collection (out April 2, 2009) coming next week!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tweezerman - Taking Care of Hair, One at a Time

Tweezerman-tweezers My brows used to be a no-tweeze zone imparted by my brow stylist but in the last two months, that has changed for a two reasons - $ and my girl moved. So as much as I can’t take the pain, I have been tweezing. The ones I had were old and did not grip well enough so I was in the market for some new ones and of course turned to the Godfathers, TWEEZERMAN. Fancy some of the new styles below!

 

Floral Print Slant Tweezers ($25)

Polka Dot Mini Slant Tweezers ($15)

Animal Print Slant Tweezers ($25)

 

I would recommend their Polka Dot Swarovski Crystal Slant Tweezers because I LOVE their crystals but not for something like this that needs to sit snug in my hand.

And if you are like me and hate the ouch of plucking, applythis afterward. All @ neimanmarucs.com.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Make Up For Ever Helps Me Get It Right

This is m-a-y-j-a-h (like Posh would say)! I finally figured out how to apply a full strip of false eyelashes!! As I mentioned around this time last year, I have had quite a hard time mastering this art and I have watched just about every youtube video, read tips from makeup artists over the years and nothing has consistantly seemed to work but I think I have it with the addition of one key step.

Here’s the deelio - Since my computer is in my diningroom and not near my makeup table in my bedroom, I have a lot of products around it that I play with to give me inspiration. I also keep a hand held mirror on that table so I can see how a lipstick or a swipe of eye shadow looks on me. Two weeks ago when I was watching this EnKoreMakeup video on, again, how to apply a strip of lashes, I couldn’t hold the mirror in my hand so I laid it flat on the table. This caused me to close my lids almost all the way while looking in the mirror. And lo and behold, this helped me get a good application. Looking down into the mirror that is flat on the table in front of me! That did it for me!

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Now selecting the different styles is something I can do! Take the 5 new Faux Lashes ($15 @ sephora.com) MAKE UP FOR EVER just put out that are styled for everyday wear. Again, these are now all an option for me to wear and checked out all the ones on display at The Makeup Show this past weekend. And what would be ideal is if I had time in the morning to do a full face including lashes (I’m not a morning person so getting up early has been a chore everyday since I was very little. I have learned to accept this as an adult). I would probably wear the Lori, Genevieve and Monica. And I've also found that their glue that comes with each pack is REALLY great.

So are you one of those that wants to master this? If so, here are things I’ve found work for me and believe me when I say I’ve tried them all!

> Line the top lid where the lashes will rest with waterproof eyeliner likeSEPHORA’s new Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner in the shimmering magenta of Purple ($12 @ sephora.com).

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> Curl lashes and apply mascara on your own lashes

> Lay mirror flat on the table in front of you and then apply the strip

> Let me know if this works for you!
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