Browsing Posts from November 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Gift Pick: CND's Snuggle Set

Holiday-Icon-2010 Do you have a nailfile (lover of all things nails, polishes, etc) on your list this year? I love to give gifts from the CND line. The quality is great and they put some creative sets out every year like this Almond SpaManicure Snuggle Set. It contains a bottle of their Almond Hydrating Lotion (8oz) – use it on hands, body and feet. Contains jojoba seed oil, sunflower seed oil and vitamin E, Solar Oil (.25oz) – this is a cult favorite to keep cuticles in tip-top shape with a bevy of nourishing oils like sweet almond, jojoba and rice and  a pair of cute Cozy Pedi Socks! $16.95 @

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

Monday, November 29, 2010

Gift Pick: Make Up For Ever Rock's Forever!

MAKE-UP-FOR-EVER-Rock-for-Ever Holiday-Icon-2010 I know ‘tis the season to give but I just want to give this next one to myself! MAKE UP FOR EVER just put out this super cute and rockin’ tin of mini eyeliners called Rock Forever Aqua Eyes. I mean, this brand always puts out cool sets that scream, “I WANT!”, right? Inside the brail-type metal tin is five two inch versions of their Aqua Eyes eyeliners in the basic colors  – Gold 9L (metallic yellow), Bronze 10L (metallic bronze), Dark Grey 21L (dark metallic grey), Mat Black 0L (black) and Silver 8L (metallic silver). You really can’t lose with this set! $36 @

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

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Peppermint, Pumpkin, Pine, Oh My!

Holiday-Icon-2010 If you’ve read long enough, you know that I am pretty driven by my nose. Scents, fragrances, I really love a good one and especially around this time of year! And here’s a few that are tickling my nose right now!

  Goldfaden-Body-Exfoliating-Polish-Peppermint-Infused GOLDFADEN Body Exfoliating Polish Peppermint Infused ($45/8oz @
ARCONA Pumpkin Lotion 20%
($35/4oz @
MISTRAL Winter Pine Holiday French Soap ($8.25/7oz @

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

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Gift Pick: Too Faced Enchanted Glamourland

Holiday-Icon-2010 Packaging is everything when it comes to beauty. If you have a female in your life that really gets into the whole process of beauty and makeup, why not give them TOO FACED Enchanted Glamourland ($49 @ this season. It’s everything they will need to create multiple looks, a $145 value for a lot less, and oh what fun this one is to open up and use. It’s like a fairy tale makeup book! It includes 15 high-pigment shadows, Shadow Insurance Eye Shadow Primer, La Vie en Rose Blush, Snow Bunny Bronze and Glamour Gloss in Pillow Talk.

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

Friday, November 26, 2010

Let's Kick Off Holiday Shopping with Bluewick!

So today is a pretty exciting day! Not only is it the busiest shopping day of the year but it’s the day I kick off my Annual Holiday Gift Guide. From now until Christmas Day, I'll be rolling out picks I all across the beauty board - from fragrances to makeup to hair and of course bath and body care. If you see the below wreath in a review, you'll know it's a Cybelesays gift pick! Enjoy.

Holiday-Icon-2010 To celebrate the holidays, BLUEWICK just put out their Tarro Collection of four Soy Candles and it was hard to pick just one favorite so I narrowed it down to two scents – the Tamarind Fur (crisp winter forest Siberian Fir and Balsam blended with Sweet Tamarind, Lemon Leaf and Bamboo) and Festival (Dewfruit Zest, Loganberry, Heliotrope blended with Sweet Muguet Vanilla, Allspice, Quince and Valencia Orange). So each of these fulfill a mood! $24.50/16oz = 90 hours burn time @

And know that these burn down to the very last drop. Major quality in these candles!


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

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

OCC's New Lip Tars

OCC-Lip-Tar OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE COSMETICS just came out with some new Lip Tars. I am a fan of these though they are pretty hard to handle when you’re on the go. If you are not familiar with them, they have quite a cult following and are creamier and more pigmented than a gloss and more like a liquid lipstick. And as they say, a little goes a long way and I would recommend using a lip brush and scooping it right off the plastic tip of the applicator. And I love the dash of peppermint oil they add to the formulas!

From L to R:

Harlot – fiery coral red, Stalker – intense blue-based red, Strumpet – red seedless grape, Trick – crème beige neutral, Strutter – plush mahogany red, Trollop – vivid cranberry pink.

$12.50 each @

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


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Victoria's Secret Deluxe Eye Palette

Another day, another holiday collection of beauty products, this time from VICTORIA’S SECRET. It’s their Deluxe Eye Palette in Spellbound from the Midnight Glamour Collection. The deep, deep, deep, deep navy blue shimmer in this palette is so beautiful that I’d just buy it for this one alone! This one will help you get the super smoky eye you’ve been trying to get this whole time. And the other shades are also workable – an ivory, a neutral bronzy brown, a dark silver/grey and a black gel liner. So you can go daytime drama-free to evening siren all in one palette.

And you must see the top of this palette! Each item in this collection has one big crystal on the top of each compact. Fun! $24 @

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

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Review: Thymes new Agave Nectar Collection

Thymes-Agave-Nectar-Soap THYMES just put a new scent out, Agave Nectar, and now every time I go into the bathroom I have to stop and smell the soap! Picture ruby red grapefruit, tangy guava, lemon blossom and agave nectar and you have the scent of this collection. It comes in quite a few types of products but mine have to be the Soap ($13/70z), Home Fragrance Mist ($16/3oz) and Bubble Bath ($20/12.25oz). All @

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

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Got Frizz? Kerastase to the Rescue!

Kerastase-Oleo-Relax-Hair-Masque There’s nothing worse than trying out a hair mask and it … well, sucks. I pretty much know that any product from the KERASTASE will not disappoint, so I was excited to try this one out. The Oleo-Relax Slim from the Nutritive Collection ($58/6.8oz @ and is made for those with thick, dry and hard to manage hair. Not really mine but I can’t resist a good hair mask! It’s contains their own CERA-TRIOLEUM COMPLEX technology, which is a cocktail of three natural oils – apricot, camellia and Pracaxi.

Yes, this is probably more than you should pay for a hair mask but it works, so think of it as an investment where you already have the guarantee. 

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

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