Browsing Posts from March 2010

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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Quiz: What Celeb Hairstyle Would Look Smokin’ Hot On You?

Find out which celeb-inspired cut can instantly update your look

Bored with the same ol’ same ol’ style you’ve been rocking? If you’re ready to take the plunge, take this quiz to find out which celebrity hairstyle you should steal.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Lipstick Queen's Latest Has Me Fired Up!

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Watching the new Lady Gaga/Beyoncé video has had me seeking out all my matte lipstick shades. I was wearing a Mattene one from MAC most of today and I made the mistake of wearing it without a lip liner. When I got home for the day, oy, it bled outside my lip line. I quickly decided I don’t really want Lady Gaga’s lip look. Somethin a little sheerer is probably better. So after wiping it off, I applied LIPSTICK QUEEN’s new Fired Up Power Gloss ($18 @ It’s not as pigmented as the Matteen because it's a gloss but I was looking for a  lip commitment at this point in the day anyway, so this fit the bill perfectly! This sheer fire engine red has got my engine roaring.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

2010 Spring Color Pick - Green!

I was in Banana Republic over the weekend looking or some springy tops and they had nothing. Everything was grays and beiges! Huh? How is that anyway to welcome the spring season?! That got me thinking. What colors are you feeling right now? I’m jumping on the green bandwagon. Not so much the pastel green but the Green-products true greens. Here are some I’m sporting right now:


SPA RITUAL Nail Lacquer in Yes, I Can ($10 @ – grass green cream.


BLOOM Shadow Liner in Emerald Green – ($24.99 @ - metallic emerald green.


ILLAMASQUA Powder Eye Shadow in Stalk ($20 @ - matte teal green.


GUERLAIN Terracotta Fard Indien Mineral Eyeshadow in Jungle Dust ($35 @ – deep green shimmer.

If you are looking to stay within the season's color trends, the one from Guerlain is spot on Pantone's radar of their Dried Herb pick. This one here looks like dried oregano!

I'll be picking my favorite products that are on point with this seasons picks to be sure to check back. Is there any color trend that you are most into these days?


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

Monday, March 29, 2010

'Tis the (Next) Beautyfix Season

The latest season of Beautyfix products are upon us!! Have you not been reading Have you not joined yet? Here is more info BeautyFix and I totally recommend it. It’s like Christmas 4 times a year!

Here are my picks from the latest installment:

  • COOLA Sport Mango SPF 45 (5oz) @
  • 3LAB Foaming Cleanser (3.4oz) @
  • ME! BATH Body Wash in Gotta Have It Pomegranate (8oz) @
  • TRICIA SAWYER Smoke & Mirrors – Smokey Eye Wand

Need more convincing? The Coola is $32 alone! And the Tricia Sawyer item retails for $21. Read all about the program @

And here's a great offer: use promocode BFIX1 to get $30 off the $49.99 price for the Beautyfix Spring 2010 season. Woo-hoo!
Disclosure: The following items were provided to for review purposes.


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Flush Up with Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Blush

MAKE-UP-FOR-EVER-HD-High-Definition-Blush I don’t know the last time I saw a makeup product as concentrated as MAKE UP FOR EVER’s new HD Microfinish Blush ($25/.33oz @ I mean, a little goes a loooong way. The first time I used it I squirted some out and, “oh, geesh, I squirted too much. Now what?” Since you can’t really control how much is dispensed, I’m guessing this has probably happened to everyone who has tried this blush. It’s just like every pump you find attached to a face serum or acne spot treatment (two I am looking at on my desk). This is the only room for improvement I can see with this one because the blusher itself is awesome and the most pigmented I have seen in some time (make-shift eye shadow if you’re in a hurry?? The neutral pink of Nip Slip would be nice on a lot of skin tones). They describe it as, “a combination of mattifying and reflecting powders (to) create a soft focus effect on cheeks to blur imperfections.” And what a flush it creates! No matter which color you choose be sure to blend, blend, blend. Available in 14 shades.

Disclosure: A sample of the following item was provided to for review purposes.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Givenchy's New Impressions Spring-Summer Collection

Givenchy-Mono-Eye-Shadow-in-Dressy-Indigo Ooo, how I am feeling the bright colors of Spring right now and GIVENCHY’s Le Prisme Mono Eyeshadow in Dressy Indigo ($29) is four shades of dark blue jean blue is hitting the spot today. Go from day to night with one compact!

The other item from their Spring-Summer 2010 Collection I am loving is Le Prisme Powder Blush in It-Girl Purple. Not sure why it’s called It-Girl Purple as all four shades are pretty pinky as you can see in the picture I took here. The squares are pretty small though so to just concentrate on one or two of the shades at a time. Barbie would be in heaven with this one!

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Friday, March 26, 2010

Luxe Lips with Votre Vu

Votre-Vu-Champagne-Kisses-Enhancing-Lip-Balm-2 Ok, let’s get the bottom line out of the way … $29 for a lip balm? VOTRE VU Champagne Kisses Enhancing Lip Balm does have a heafty price tag but think of this as a splurge in a Splurge Vs Steal comparison. This nourishing formula contains sweet almond and coconut oil, Tocopherol Acetate (a compound of vitamin E and anti-oxidants) and Shea Butter (it’s the first ingredient listed!) to moisturize the lips and it smells like vanilla.

And there’s been quite a buzz about this French line so I’ll keep you posted on other products from it that I have the chance to try out! Read more about the line @

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Friday, March 26, 2010

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Spring Style Revamp

Learn how to get the fresh new hairstyles, makeup and fashion looks that are hot for spring

It couldn't be easier to update your look this season -- just add these three new hair, makeup and accessories to your bag of style tricks.

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Need A New Brush? How About One from Spornette?

When doing your makeup or hair, what tools you use are as important as the products you are using. One hair line I’ve written about quite a few times on the site is SPORNETTE. They are always coming up with new brushes to make a stylists job easier, or in my case, the average girl’s job easier! The latest one to wow me is from their latest Zhu II Collection. The handles are all made of bamboo and have a slab of compressed cork particles for grip. And the bristles? Of course only the finest boar bristles and this one combines them with Tourmaline enhanced nylon bristles to help condition each strand as you run it through. There are four brushes available – 3 round and one cushion. While I have tried all four, I think my favorite overall is #2250, the 2 ½” Diameter Boar Rounder ($18 @ It seems to be the easiest to control and style to my liking my medium length hair.


And this brings me to another topic - when was the last time you thought about your hair brushes and what you use on your hair? They have a great link on their site to help you pick a brush. Click here to see what you need. 

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

MAC Tabloid Beauty

What it is: Everyone Loves the sizzle, the guilty pleasure of getting the gossip and the real story. This lineup is full of outlandish claims and shocking statistics – and they’re all TRUE! Our headlines are all amazing, all scientifically proven. Hot off the presses …

Wanna see the picks? Click the link after the jump!


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