Browsing Posts from May 2009

Friday, May 29, 2009

Prime Away with Korres and Boscia

Boscia-Skin-Primer,-Korres-Face-Primer A lot of the lines are putting out face primers and I had the chance to find a few. Some didn’t work at all while others faired really well in the temps. Know that both are free of lots of bad for you ingredients like parabens, synthetic fragrances and petro chemicals and the formula of the Korres one is the first ever to be silicone-free.

KORRES Face Primer ($10/.34oz, $28/1.01oz @


BOSCIA Skin Perfecting Primer ($28/$1oz @


Thursday, May 28, 2009

More ... Best of Spring Products

Here are some more new beauty products gettin’ us in the mood for some warm weather! Clockwise L to R:

SOFTLIPS Lip Protectant/Sunscreen in Coconut Cream and Cherry ($2.99-$3.99 @
CLINIQUE Almost Bronzer SPF 15 in Light/Medium ($28.50 @
PRESCRIPTIVES Exhilarating Lipcolor in Papaya ($17.50 @ from the Exhilerating Summer Collection.
BOND NO9 Astor Place ($145/17.oz @
REDKEN Sparkling Shield ($11/5oz @ for salons) from the Color Extend Collection.
ZOYA Hot Lips Glossy Lip Balm in Starlet ($10 @

JOSIE MARAN Bronzing Argan Oil ($52/1.7oz @



Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Revolution Organics Makes My New Fave Multi!

Revolution-Organics-Freedom-Glow-Beauty-Balm Made with 85% organic ingredients, REVOLUTION ORGANICS Freedom Glow Beauty Balm ($32/13g @ is rockin’ my world right now. I introduced you to the line a few months ago and they just added some products with color in them and this balm is my pick right now. It can be used anywhere – lips, cheeks, eyes and all three colors, Pink, Peach and Bronze are totally wearable. I’m sure I’ll be using them all summer long.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Hand Perfection Does Away With Signs of Aging ... On Hands

In front of me now on my desk are four hand creams and ones that I’ve written about here. One I am adding to this stash is ELLEN SIROT Hand Perfection products. This line was created by a hand model and is comprised of four products – Moisturizing Cleanser, Complete Day Cream, Complete Day Cream (purse size), Ellen-Sirot-Hand-Perfection Nail & Cuticle Treatment and Night Solution and they are all made just for the hands to help fight the signs of aging. Let’s look deeper at the Complete Day Cream ($30/1.7oz @ since that’s the one I tried out. What I liked was the list of powerful ingredients like antioxidant vitamins, silica, titanium dioxide, and their own Advanced Moisturizing Complex made up of glycerin, sodium PCA and trehalose.

One thing that does surprise me when it comes to the two products made for daytime use is that neither contains a SPF of any kind. Ummmm, isn’t the sun part of what ages our skin? I couldn’t find any info on the site as to why no SPF is included in them so just make sure to apply some over this cream.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Mask O' the Month - REN

REN-Glycolactic-Skin-Renewal-Peel-Mask I’ve read many places that you should be wary of at-home peels and such but it seems that more and more companies are putting out, what they call, “gentler strength” ones for just that. And I guess that’s what my job is for here, right? It’s a tough one, but I’m up for the challenge. So take this REN Glycolactic Skin Renewal Peel ($55/1.7oz @, for example. It sounds quite daunting doesn’t it? It’s pretty simple actually. It’s a resurfacing mask that uses fruit acids and Papain to deeply exfoliate the skin, that’s it. Even though it’s made for acne or blemish-prone skin, my normal to dry skin seemed to do just fine with it, like I just had a deep cleaning and it only takes 10 minutes once a week.
And another way to weigh the cost of this one is that I only had to use a little bit each time, so this tube will last you quite a long time.


Friday, May 22, 2009

Hot Enough For Ya? Then Moisturize Your Skin With MBeze

MBeze-Body-Oil We are officially at the start of a new summer season and when it’s super hot out the last thing I want to do is slather on a heavy moisturizer. I still want to “lock the moisture in,” so I choose a body oil instead. One I’ve been using right after the shower is from the new line MBEZE. Their Body Oil ($16/8oz @ is made with nourishing vitamins like A, B, C, D, and E and wow, does it sink in quickly. Check it in 8 different fragrances and from the few that I sniffed, they are pretty light, which I like. Choose from the summery coconut/hazelnut/orangey Koko Haze or the vanilla/apple/limey of Once Bitten. Highly recommended.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Let's Explore Chanel's Summer 2009 Cote D'Azur Collection

I don’t know about you but I’ve got summer on the brain big time, especially playing with some of the Cote D’Azur Collection Summer 2009 from CHANEL. Picture color corals and reds and soft muted tones with metallic bronze and copper. Create so many different looks with very few products. Big recommendation.


4 Facettes Bronzing Powder ($65)

Nail Colour in Orange Fizz ($23)

Aqualumiere Gloss High Shine Sheer Concentrate in Cherry Blossom ($27)

Aqualumiere Sheer Color Lipshine SPF 15 in Salina ($28.50)

Fluid Iridescent Eyeshadow in Seashore ($32)

Powder Blush in In Love ($42)

All @ for a limited time!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 in Women's World

We were just quoted in Women's World recently on budget skin creams though I don't recall stating I test out 20 to 30 creams a week. Can you imagine?? Also, have you noticed that's all the topics are in the mags these days? Features on buying beauty products when you're are on a budget? Hope things get better soon...



Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Trina Turk & Clinique Meet Again


I guess the first collaboration was really success because they are doing it again! CLINIQUE and Trina Turk are partnering up for another buy this and get that, called the Trina Turk for Clinique Gift. For just $25 you get the below all tucked inside this super summery cosmetics bag. This starts today and runs until June 6 and is only available @

  • Trina Turk for Clinique Cosmetics Bag
  • Lash Doubling Mascara in Black
  • Different Lipstick in Tenderheart
  • Blushwear Cream Stick in Rosy Blush
  • Superfit Makeup (.5oz)
  • Colour Surge Eye Shadow Duo in Sunburst
  • Take The Day Off Makeup Remover for Lids, Lashes & Lips (1.7oz)
  • Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion (1oz)


Sunday, May 17, 2009

Give Hair A Little Sexy Texture With These

Since I had the Brazilian Keratin Treatment done to my hair, it has been pretty ruley and straight, so I now need some texture to it so it’s not too straight. It’s always something, huh?! I have been alternating between these. From L to R:


DAVID BABAII Bohemian Beach Spray ($9.99/6.6oz @
DV8 Texture Spray
($20/5oz @
Liquid Texture Styling Spray
($19/8oz @
PUREOLOGY Texture Twist ($23/3oz @



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