Browsing Posts from September 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010

MAC Venomous Villains Collection – Dr. Facilier

What It Is: Dr. Facilier, the voodoo witchdoctor from The Princess and the Frog. Created in 2009. Nothing is sacred to this dandy who has stolen moves from the King of Pop and a hairdo from the Godfather of Soul.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

MAC Venomous Villains Collection

This MAC collection has had a lot of buzz around it partially because of the ultra-cool packaging. I mean, who didn’t grow up with these Disney characters? And I’m sure these kinds of collections help cut down on the counterfeiting of their products.Venomous-Villains-Collection-logo There are four different collections, one after each character - Cruella De Vil, Dr. Facilier, Maleficent, and Evil Queen, with each color collection highlighting the characters’ personalities. I’ll will be focusing one of the collections each day in the next four days. So let’s get to my favorite character of the bunch, Cruella!

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Review: Mineral Fusion Eyeshadow Trio

Mineral-Fusion-Cosmetics-Eyeshadow-Trio This Eyeshadow Trio from MINERAL FUSION may be called Caribbean Coral but the colors couldn’t be more suitable for fall. I mean, just gazing at the colors, they remind me of a changing leaf fallen from a tree. The formula is mineral-based and the shades blend in really well. Nice! $28 @

Monday, September 27, 2010

Fall 2010 Nail Color Picks

I’m putting away the beiges and nudes in favor of more sultry and seasonal Nail Polishes. Are you feeling these fall picks? Let me know in the comments and what you’re currently wearing!

From L to R: CND Urban Oasis (spruce crème) and Urban Oasis with Teal Sparkle (greenish-blue glimmer) on top. color - $9, effects - $11 @ CHINA GLAZE Bogie (brown eggplant), Jitterbug (charcoal grey shimmer) both from the Vintage Vixen Collection. $6.50 @ salon nationwide.

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Review: Lush Creme Anglaise Hand and Body Lotion

Lush-Creme-Anglaise-Hand-and-Body-Lotion LUSH is on a total roll with me these days. They call their Crème Anglaise Hand and Body Lotion the most luxurious creams they make and I must agree. The ingredient list opens with Almond Infusion, Saffron Infusion and Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Cocoa Butter and Shea Butter, all of which are very good for the skin. Then listed are the oils that attribute to the nice scent. So how does it smell? It’s a combo of almond, vanilla, saffron and myrrh so it is very decadent and powdery but might not appeal to everyone. But you like these kinds, know that the scents lasts quite a long time on the skin!

Now the bad news – the cost for this is $44.95 for 7.9oz and I think that’s because it contains real saffron, which is one of the most expensive spices in the world but this might turn into one of those splurge products that is so worth the price like my beloved mascara. Available @

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Hey Hoser, Smell Bent!

Smell-Bent-Mama-Cassis Names are very important when it comes to marketing anything with some being very obvious and others, well, not so much. Have you heard of the SMELL BENT line yet? Can you guess what they are about? It’s an LA-based fragrance line that believes scents should be fun, use quality ingredients and not cost a lot. I can’t say I really understand how the line is laid out as the website is a tad confusing. Like they know what they are trying to illustrate but not really relaying it clearly to the person visiting to the site. As I learned when creating my website, KISS (keep it simple stupid)! Not that they’re stupid… I think you get my point.

Anyway, back to the topic at hand, I tried a couple of perfumes from the Leisure Cruise line and each takes its name from a location somewhere in the world and uses ingredients from that region. And the names are so clever! Chile Vanilli (vanilla bean absolute spiced with light patchouli and cinnamon bark), Tibet Ur Bottom $ (incense served up three ways with galangal and ironwood), Thai’D Down (sparkling kumquat, fresh mushroom and soothing Buddha wood spiced with crushed pink pepper, clove and a splash of rum).  I think this line has something for everyone’s nose.

And what’s great is that they sell their scents in small spray vial for $3.75 so you can try a few of them out without breaking your bank. $45/55ml EDT, $6.50/4ml EDT, $20/8m perfume oil @ So if you like to be the 100% unique one in the room, I would give this line a try.

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Friday, September 24, 2010

MAC Pro Longwear Collection

What It Is: In the world of Pro Longwear, Foundation and Concealer carry the show with creamy, medium buildable coverage right through to a flawless, natural finish. Marathon makeup to go, made from micronized pigments to promote the smoothest application and colour purity.

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

You Read It Here First…

The WHOLE TRUTH HOLISTIC HEALTH SOLUTIONS was created by a certified Holistic Nutritionist two years ago and I can tell you right now that after trying a few of their soaps I want to try other items in the line! Their Bath Bars are made with plant-based ingredients and uses 100% recycled materials (the paper it is wrapped in). And some of the names are really fun like Along the Shore, Cigarettes & Coffee and Yellow Brick Road. And just check out the ingredients of one like the Hello Vera! Essential Oil Bath Bar: extra virgin olive oil, sunflower oil, coconut oil, cocoa butter, neem oil, French green clay, aloe, horse tail powder and tea tree essential oil. That’s it! And that’s just one of the nineteen scents they manufacture.

They seem to be rolling out new categories in the line like Body Butters and Scrubs so I’ll let you know when I am able to try some of the others. I love it when I experience a line like this! $7/5oz @

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Step Into Bobbi Brown's Fall Collection

If you need a little help getting into the fall season when it comes to makeup, then this BOBBI BROWN collection is for you. I mean, have you seen the new Eye Shadows from her new Black Velvet Collection? She’s showcasing three different finishes – Metallic, Sparkle and Matte, with the later two really tickling my eyelids right now. 

Sparkle Eye Shadow
in Black Velvet ($24) – this one is described as a blackened purple with light purple fine glitter. This one has so much sparkle that it has a clear protective top that closes over it before the top of the compact! And there wasn’t much fall-out from the glitter under my eye and down my cheek. Big recommendation.

On the other side of the eye spectrum is the Eye Shadow ($20), which with these two colors Black Charcoal and Black Chocolate, are super matte and me super like both. Check them out @

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Dry Hands? Caswell-Massey To the Rescue!

Caswell-Massey-Almond-&-Aloe-Hand-Cream-with-Silk Temps are going to start dropping so keeping hands moisturized is on the menu. Have you checked to see what you have in the cabinet lately? If you find yourself in need, I recommend CASWELL-MASSEY’s Almond & Aloe Hand Cream with Silk ($12/1.75oz @ I am a sucker for products that contain real almond oil and this one also has aloe vera, which we all know is a natural healer, witch hazel and grape extract to help get the skin in shape. Did I mention how nicely this absorbs into the skin?

This product contains Propylparaben, which is seen by some as an ingredient of concern. Read more here.

Read my ingredient disclaimer here.

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

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