Browsing Posts from November 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009

Give the Gift Of…A New Scent

KENZO’s L’Eauparkenzo Eau de Toilette ($29/.7oz @ – aquatic floral.

CLINIQUE Happy-To-Go ($30/4.8g @ – 3 Solid Perfume PencilsHappy, Wealth of Flowers and Hint of Citrus.

ELIZABETH ARDEN Pretty Eau de Parfum Spray ($39/1oz @ – fruity floral.

MAISON FRANCIS KURKDIJAN Lumiere Noire Pour Femme ($145/2.5oz @ – spiced rose.

PRADA L’eau Ambree Eau de Parfum refill ($78/2.7oz @ – woody amber.


Sunday, November 29, 2009

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Find the Perfect Long-Lasting Lipstick

Real women put them to the test so you don't have to

Looking for a lipstick that'll last through your holiday party (not to mention a few trips under the mistletoe)? Well, we've found some for you. had readers try nine different lipsticks that claim to be long lasting in order to find out which ones will really stand the test of time. Check out the results here.

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Give the Gift of … Philosophy


The PHILOSOPHY line always has great gifts and they can be given to just about anyone on your list, no matter the gender, specifically, this Classic Cookbook ($35 @ It contains 6-2oz bottles of their Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Baths in some fabs scents like red velvet cake, cinnamon buns, spicy pear cobbler, pumpkin spice muffin, gingerbread and double-rich hot cocoa. I dare you to find someone who is NOT a fan of these. And no cooking required!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Give the Gift of ... Bare Escentuals

Bare-Escentuals-Extreme-Glimmers I’ve always been a big fan of BARE ESCENTUALS’ Glimmers and now there’s Extreme Glimmers to check out. Just picture their Glimmer times 10 in the megawatt sparkly department! If you have a BE fan on your list, perhaps their new Extreme Glimmers kit ($32 @ kit would appease them. You get 3 eyecolors (Extreme Pyrite, Extreme Malachite, and Extreme Perlite), a starter size Prime Time eyelid primer and an Extreme Glimmer Brush.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Give the Gift of ... Scents

Hillhouse-Naturals-Soy-Candle-in-Evergreen Not one for Black Friday or need a hostess gift pronto? There’s no better way to get in the holiday mood then with seasonal fragrances. Scents conjure many memories and holiday ones bring the snuggly ones to mind. I’ve been using HILLHOUSE NATURALS Fragranced Soy Candle in Evergreen ($24/5oz @ @ from the Winter Collection to set the mood all week and my house smells like a pine tree.

Or if you need to set the mood in the room instantly, THE SOAP & PAPER FACTORY Aromatic Room Spray in Roland Pine ($18/4oz @ should do the trick.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday Kicks Off Our 'Holiday Gift Guide'

I really love this time of year. Not only do people get gussied up but so do products! So here we are with a big task ahead of us for the next month, to pick the best products to make up our Gift Guide. Makeup? Body? Hair? Nails? We’ll pick some from each category and then some. Just look for the picture of the bow in the corner! And we’ll also be rolling out another Cleaning out the Closet contest shortly too.

Frais-Pocket-Hand-Sanitizer With so many parties and get-togethers, do yourself and everyone a favor and carry FRAIS Hand Sanitizer in your evening bag. It comes to us from Australia and is made from 66% sugarcane alcohol that kills 99.9% of germs and contains eight essential oils like ginger, tangerine and cardamom. Hand sanitizing just got chic! $3.50/5 use pocket size or $33/14-5 use squeezies @

Thursday, November 26, 2009

3Lab Perfect Neck Cream

3Lab-Perfect-Neck-Cream How many times have you seen a celebrity with a super tight pulled face that looks pretty great and then your eyes wonder down to her neck and … eee gads, there’s her age!? So that leads me to a few questions to think about. When you’re washing your face at the end of the day, do you also wash your neck and upper chest?  What about moisturizer? Do you work the moisturizer from your face down into your neck and chest? If you want to start making a concerted effort to start paying attention to your neck area, do it with 3LAB Perfect Neck Cream ($120/2oz). Yup, a product created especially for the neck. It contains the world’s first bio-engineered growth hormone called Nano-Claire GY to help smooth and turn back the hands of time. It also has ingredients to tighten the skin like zinc, magnesium and copper – think of those firming body creams. Just use once in the morning and once at night when you do your normal beauty routine.

Bottom line - yes, I could just use a face cream over the neck area like I have been all these years but this one has ingredients specially made for it so I know I’m getting the nutrients that area needs and I think I like that.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Pur Minerals Pur Balm

Pur-Minerals-Pur-Balm I love a balm. They are so versatile and soothing. More times than not, they are made with really good ingredients like Shea Butter and nourishing oils. So check out this PUR MINERALS Pur Balm ($16.50/16g @ Yup, it’s made with Shea Butter (it’s the first ingredient listed), vitamin E, Sweet Almond and Apricot oils and a shot of ginger extract. Dab and rub, dab and rub. Need suggestions on where? Heels, elbows, cuticles, knees and backs of hands. Anywhere and everywhere!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Have Mascara Confusion? Bobbi Brown and Smashbox Clear It Up!

Bobbi-Brown-Extreme-Party-Mascara-Smashbox-Lash-DNA-Mascara I have to echo a reader’s recent comment that they are, “sick of every brand promising longer fuller lashes and then failing to deliver.” I mean, instead of bugging us bloggers to state where we get a product from when reviewing something, maybe they should focus on the products and the claims they make. It’s a well known fact that a lot of the ads in magazines for mascaras have the models wearing false lashes. Why is this ok to do? It’s completely misleading. So when it comes to mascara, my flag is also up but two new ones are getting my stamp of approval here.

BOBBI BROWN Extreme Party Mascara ($22 @ is one is you can layer. As in let a coat dry and then add another one to get le volume. Have you ever been able to do that before? Not to my knowledge. Just make sure you use a lash comb to comb through each coat. (I’m a big fan of this one to comb through lashes). And just how many coats? I tried three and then four and decided three looked the best.

SMASHBOX Lash DNA Mascara ($19 @ uses a, get this, Double Helix Brush to get every single lash, no matter how short, lengthened and defined. And this has such a cute tag line, “Defy genetics with Lash DNA.”

Monday, November 23, 2009

~ Total Beauty Tips ~
Everything You Need to Fight Adult Acne

What causes it, how to treat it and more is all here

Got adult acne? Join the club -- nearly half of women over 25 do! Luckily, there is something you can do about those annoying blemishes. With this guide you'll get everything you need -- from products to tips and more -- to have the clear skin you want. Because acne is something that's definitely better left to the young-ins.

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