Browsing Posts from October 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Major Balm Alert from LaVigne Organics

LaVigne-Organics-Mayan-Magic-Healing-Balm I’m a pretty big fan off all-in-one salves or balms and while it seems that the beloved Shea Butter ingredient  is at the core of most of these, this next product introduces us to another nourishing ingredient. LAVIGNE ORGANICS Mayan Magic Balm contains Tepezcohuite, the bark of a tree native to Mexico and northern Brazil and is the core of each product in the line. From what I have read, the Mayans used to roast this bark to treat lesions and it has so many other benefits like treating other skin ailments like rashes, psoriasis, and burns. Used in the LaVigne Organic products, it helps promote collagen growth and regenerate new skin cells.

Remember the dry spot I told you about on my ankle and my toe? This takes care of it lickety-split! $16/1.7oz, $27/3.5oz @

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

Saturday, October 30, 2010

File Under What Will they Think of Next

What if I told you each of JOSIE MARAN’s new Eye Love You Eye Shadows in this Palette were infused with real argan oil? Well each of the 8 inside this palette are! If you remember, argan oil comes from Morocco and is a major anti-oxidant and I consider a super ingredient. And this ingredient is used in all of her line, including this new-for-fall palette.Josie-Maran-Eye-Love-You-Eyeshadow-Palette Shades include: Radiance (soft white pearl shade with a golden shimmer), Crown (soft sky grey, with a peachy luster), Cinnamon (best selling champagne pink shimmer), Cabernet (deep purple-ish wine, with a soft golden luster), Feather (pink grapefruit shade with a sparking gold shimmer), Adorn (light grape shade with a hint of baby pink), Royal (midnight blueish-black with a soft indigo shimmer), Cloak (pitch black matte shadow with peekaboo silver glitter). And this also comes with a step-by-step instruction card from Ms. Maran herself on how to create a day and night look using the colors inside. $42 @

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

Friday, October 29, 2010

Product Review: Arcona Tea Tree Mask

Arcona-Tea-Tree-Mask Wowee, this is some mask from ARCONA! It’s their Tea Tree Mask and it “cleanses, purifies, detoxifies and refines the skin’s texture,” and I feel like it did all that and just really woke my skin up! I have combo skin and I’ve used it a few times all over my face and neck but I’m also thinking since I get blemishes only once in a while, this might be a good one to use as a spot treatment. But wow, it does feel so good when I use it all over, like my skin just gargled with Listerine! Witch Hazel Extract and Sulphur are the first two ingredients listed but the product itself doesn’t smell overwhelming like sulphur, which it’s sometimes known to do. And the Sulphur is a really good exfoliator and this especially great at helping to treat psoriasis spots, which I have a few of on my body. $30/2oz @

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

Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Nose Delight from Burt's Bees

Burt's-Bees-Cranberry-&-Pomegranate-Sugar-Scrub BURT’S BEES Cranberry & Pomegranate Sugar Scrub sounds good enough to eat, doesn’t it? In a base of sugar is pomegranate oil, which is high in anti-oxidants and tiny cranberry seeds as well as olive oil, coconut oil, honey and Shea Butter, among others. I really feel like I’m getting back to nature when I use this one! And the price? $13 for 8oz. How can you go wrong?? (yup, two question marks).

Get yours @

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

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

~ Total Beauty Tips ~
Fresh, Fun and Funky Halloween Makeup and Costume Ideas

Get inspired by our 2010 costume ideas

Fresh, Fun and Funky Halloween Makeup and Costume Ideas

This is a makeup tips article

For each Halloween look, we'll give you the steps for completing your makeup, hairstyle and outfit.

See ideas

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

New Line Alert! Piret & Tamara

How set are you in the brands you use when it comes to makeup? Any new ones have quite the bar to reach that has been set by others. But when it comes to quality, the one I tried from the new PIRET & TAMARA line can play with the big boys. The founders are two Hollywood makeup artists, Piret Aava and Tamara  Piret-&-Tamara-Eye-Silk-in-Mink Palumbo, and they’ve seen it all. So their goal was to create products that use superior ingredients and the latest technology. And I think I can feel it with their Eye Silk. It’s a creaseless smooth cream shadow that is waterproof and stays on for hours. The color I tried was called Mink, which is matte milk chocolate brown, and it’s a great base color for the lid. I’m dying to try the others! Available in nine shades for $35 @

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

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Some Improvements to a Hall of Famer

There’ve been some changes ‘round HAIR THERAPY WRAP land! Good changes to an already great product. If you remember, this is a cordless heat cap you wear to help your hair treatment really penetrate strands. I am still baffled why more people don’t use this regularly!

Improvements include:

  • Solid thermal gel packs instead of liquid (and if you ever have to replace it, they will do it for free).
  • The Cap is now made from 100% cotton
  • New box design

And just like before, you just pop the whole cap into the microwave for about 90 seconds and it’s ready for a 15 to 20 minute wear! Comes in Brown or White for $22 @


Monday, October 25, 2010

Caudalie Kicks Up the Moisture Levels

Caudalie-Vinosource-Quenching-Sorbet-Creme It’s been raining the past week or so in LA, which is a sign that the seasons are changing and what better time to rethink your skin care regimen? You need to up the moisture on your skin that the cold air sucks out and this new one from CAUDALIE seems right up that alley. Their new Vinosource Quenching Sorbet-Crème not only hydrates with some major players like Organic Grape Water, Shea Butter and Grape Seed Polyphenols but also their exclusive ingredient, Vinolevure. This one is extracted from wine yeast and helps protect the skin from everyday pollutants, while helping it retain its weight in water. And what a great price! $40/1.3oz @

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

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Nude is Never Out of Style

Bare-Escentuals-Make-Up-For-Ever-CND As much as I love color right now, the nude color also has a piece of my heart. And over the years I have discovered that there is such a thing as a lippie or eye shadow being too nude as in, it’s practically invisible. I want some color with my nude, right? Here are some nudes that are rockin’ my features and not don’t do a disappearing act.

From L to R:
Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Stick
in Marrakech ($18 @
MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Lip in 1C ($17 only @
CND Nail Colour in Dessert Suede ($9 @

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

Thursday, October 21, 2010

~ Total Beauty ~
The Best Makeup Colors for Fall

Purple and red and khaki … oh my! Find out how to make this fall color palette work for you

The Best Makeup Colors for Fall

This is a nail care article

We show you how to incorporate our fave fall colors into your manicures and makeup routine.

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