Browsing Posts from December 2009

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb

Viktor-&-Rolf-Flowerbomb-Purse-Spray One of my favorite scents to come out in 2009 has to be VIKTOR & ROLF’s Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum. I bought  a bottle after smelling a swatch of it in a magazine and then forgot I had it until earlier this month. Has that ever happened to you? Anyway, I know that a scent can smell different in a magazine then in the bottle but this one translated really well and wow, is all I can say about this one. It has top notes of tea and bergamot, middle notes of Sambac jasmine, orchid, freesia, rose and base notes of patchouli. I really recommend you make a note (no pun intended) of this one to at least give it a whiff next time you are in a department store. It’s simply stunning! Floral but adult floral.

 

And give a scent release a little bit and the accoutrements that come out are usually really good like this one comes in the Flowerbomb Purse Spray ($110 only @ nordstrom.com), which comes with 3 refills. Big recommendation.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

On the Cuff - Now Why Didn't I Think of This??

On-the-Cuff

Now here’s one that I’m filing under a new total necessity. ON THE CUFF is a pair of sponge bracelets that stop water from dripping down your arm when you’re washing your face. Genius! It’s a long time problem and there has never been a solution until now. And they are not just limited to washing your face. How about wearing them when you wash the car or the dishes? Big recommendation! $7.99/pair and you can even get a Drying Stand for $5.99 @ onthecuff.net.

Disclosure: The following item was provided to Cybelesays.com for review purposes.


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

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15 Things Hair and Makeup Artists Can't Live Without

See what they depend on most in their beauty stash


Hair and makeup artists, especially the ones backstage at Fashion Week, have access to tons of products. And even though variety is the spice of life, there are a few things they use constantly and simply can't work without. See what they are, and why you should have them in your makeup bag too.

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Sunday, December 27, 2009

A New Breed of Skin Care – Mineral Cosmetology w/Omorovicza

The winter brings with it a bunch of changes in the body and for me, the skin on my face seems to really be affected every year, like it’s caught a cold or has the flu. So even though for the most part I can put just about anything on my skin, during this time of the year, I have to be somewhat mindful. A new line to me and the site is called OMOROVICZA [o-more-o-vee-tsa]. The line was created when an American and Swiss Omorovicza-Thermal-Cleansing-Balm discovered the skin benefits of Budapest’s famous mineral thermal baths. Each product in the line contains their Pannon Complex, which is a blend of proteins and vitamins found only in these thermal waters. I tried the Thermal Cleansing Balm ($102/1.7oz @ neimanmarcus.com) and the cold my skin seems to catch each year is all but gone! It’s hard to describe but it just feels decongested.

 

Now don’t be weirded out by the color or the feeling of the non-foaming balm. It’s a dark grey/black and is pretty thick so a little goes a long way. And the end result is pretty moisturizing on the skin so you probably won’t need to add extra moisturizer afterward. It’s kind of like how my skin feels after using cold cream. I can pretty much guarantee you haven’t tried anything like this one before.

 

Disclosure: The following item was provided to Cybelesays.com for review purposes.

 

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Get Your Cucumber On

Don’t you love the smell of cucumbers? Not only do they smell great in beauty products but because of their high water content, the ingredient is great for rehydrating the skin. For the face, it can perk up the complexion and as we all know, sooth puffy eyes. So if you like the ingredient for its medicinal purposes or you just like the smell, here are three to help you get your cucumber on.

  • JOHNSON’S Baby Powder in Cooling Cucumber Melon ($4.29/15oz @ amazon.com) 
  • BATH AND BODY WORKS Wallflowers Home Fragrance in Cucumber ($12/2 bulbs @ bathandbodyworks.com) 
  • SKINLITE Make-up Cleansing Tissues Cucumber Extract Sheets ($3.95/30 sheets @ amazon.com)

Johnson's-Baby-Powder-Skinlite-Cucumber

Disclosure: Some of these items were provided to Cybelesays.com for review purposes.

 

Friday, December 25, 2009

We Wish You a Philosophy Holiday!

Philosophy-Have-a-Cherry-Christmas I think the PHILOSOPHY line is the only one that creates a beauty product made special for each and every holiday. And they always say it best, so from me to you, Have a Cherry Christmas High-Foaming Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath ($16/16oz @ macys.com).

 

Disclosure: The following item was provided to Cybelesays.com for review purposes.

 

Thursday, December 24, 2009

'Cleaning Out the Beauty Closet' Contest Winners Selected!

Dear Readers,

I just randomly seleced the winners for the 'Cleaning Out the Beauty Closet' contest so check your email and if you won, please follow the instructions to varify your mailing address so your prizes can be sent to you! If you didn't win, don't fret. I'll be running another contest shortly.

All my blush,

Allmyblush

~Cybele

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Give the Gift of … a Whole New Looking Face

 
Christi-Harris-Brow-Kit-2

You’ve read it a billion times – eyebrows frame the face. I have a few people in my life that I’ve shared this words of wisdom with and they still don’t get it. Or they get them waxed one time and then never again (my sister). So what can you do? How about give them a kit like CHRISTI HARRIS’ Precision Brow Planning System? It’s has everything for the upkeep of the brows whether they are waxed, plucked or just flying free. The kit walks you through what she calls the three D’s of brow shaping: Design, Define and Diffuse. Inside the cool box is a Color Blend Trio of brow powder, Adda Brow (fills in sparse areas), Diffusing Powder Duo, 3 makeup brushes and a Planer to remove stray hairs instead of tweezing. That sounds good already. $59.99 @ christiharrisbrows.com.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

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Find Your Signature Scent!

Take this quiz for insight into the perfect fragrance for you or a loved one


Picking a fragrance, especially if it's for someone else, can be so overwhelming. There are so many to choose from that after 10 minutes in the store they all start to smell the same! Luckily, this quiz will help you narrow things down so you can find your (or someone else's) signature scent. Happy sniffing!

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Give the Give of … a Great Gift Set

This time of year brings out the best when it comes to products. As in, gift sets!! They are always a great value and I’ve seen some really good ones. Since we're in the home stretch, here are three I’ll be giving.

Phyto-Coveted-Collection
PHYTO Coveted Collection ($60 @ nordstrom.com) contains 1.7oz sizes of the following: Phytovolume Actif, Phyto 7 Daily Hydrating Botanical Cream, Phytodefrisant Botanical Hair Relaxing Balm, Phytomist Instant Hydrating Conditioner, and Phytolisse Shine Serum.
Molton-Brown-Atlanta-Trail-Gift-Set-bottles

MOLTON BROWN Atlantic Trail Gift Set ($55 @ ronrobinson.com) – contains 3.3oz sizes of Heavenly Gingerlily Moisture Bath & Shower, Warming Eucalyptus Bath & Shower Therapy, Invigorating Suma Ginseng Bath & Shower, Energising Seamoss Bath & Shower, Inspiring Wild-Indigo Bath & Shower, Ultrasmooth Coco de Mer Lotion.

Pacifica-Hawaiian-Ruby-Guava

PACIFICA Hawaiian Ruby Guava Spray Perfume Set ($20 @ pacificabeauty.com) is comprised of Spray Perfume (1oz), Soy Candle (3oz) and a wicked cute pack of matches.

 

Disclosure: Some of these items were provided to Cybelesays.com for review purposes.

 

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