Browsing Posts from January 2011

Monday, January 31, 2011

Review: Hissyfit Clockpot

Hissyfit-Face-Clockpot I was pretty excited when I heard about the new Clockpots from the HISSYFIT line. The vision behind it is their new Creative Director Reggie Wells. Recognize his name? He was Oprah’s makeup artist for 20+ years and I guess it was only a matter of time before he ventured onto something else.

Choose from Face Clockpot, Eye Clockpot and Cheek Clockpot and they take the guesswork out because you simply look for your skin tone and it tells you which ones would work for it.

I especially think the Face Clockpot is useful as it contains a Foundation, Highlight and Powder and the insert and underside of the compact tells you how to apply which shade and you apply each one … clockwise. $65 @

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


Sunday, January 30, 2011

New Line Alert! Argan Magic

Argan-Magic-Soothing-Skin-Salve-with-Orange-Blossom If you’re all into the products that contain Argan Oil these days, you might want to check out this new ARGAN MAGIC line. Not only do their products contain 100% pure Argan Oil but the oil is cold compressed, which helps keep the rich Omega Fatty Acids in tact instead of the more popular, and cheaper way, of heat processing it .

My pick of the line right now is their Soothing Skin Salve. Salves are so multi-functional – use it on the skin to soften, hair for fly-a-ways, cuticles, really anywhere and everywhere. In addition to the cold pressed Argan Oil, this one also contains Safflower Seed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil and a great Orange Blossom and Pomegranate scent. $22/1.5oz @

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

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Kiss Puts Out an False Eyelash Helper

I participated in a webinar the other day for KISS’s new Premium Eyelashes with Application Strings. Yup, someone has finally created an easier way to make putting false eyelashes on. And it actually works! There is a red string on either side of the lash which you hold in between your fingers. These help in getting the lash to lay exactly right on each lid. And then after the lash glue is dry, just gently pull the strings off and you’re done!

The only two issues with these that I can see - not being able to trim them if the band is too long for your eye (you can’t but they assured us on the webinar they were working on this issue) and the fact that while the lashes can be used a few times, the red string part is a one-time-use-only benefit.

Out of the styles you see here, 7 are made from premium hair and two are synthetic (04 and 06).

Available for $3.99 starting February 1st @ and some styles will be only be available @ Walmart stores.


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


Friday, January 28, 2011

Review: Zoya 2011 Intimate Collection

Zoya-Spring-2011-Intimate-Collection Have you seen ZOYA’s Spring 2011 Intimate Nail Polish Collection yet? Not a red or pink in the bunch and … I like it! I never thought I’d see the day where grays, khakis and golds would rule the season! There are a few favorites but doesn’t the Dannii color just not fit with the others? Great colors overall! $8 @

Marley – lavender pink w/whisper of metallic
Dannii – sparkling, enchanted orchid metallic
Dove – pale gray cream
Jules – glimmering gold kiss metallic
Caitlin – misty, moody gray violet cream
Gemma – mysterious green/purple duotone metallic

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


Thursday, January 27, 2011

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Get Glycolic with NeoStrata

NeoStrata-Foaming-Glycolic-Wash I’ve addressed the benefit of glycolic acid on this site before and believe in using them regularly on the skin to reap the long-term benefits of it. You can get it in many forms and NEOSTRATA has one in a face cleanser. Their Foaming Glycolic Wash ($32/3.4oz @ uses 18% strength, is pH balanced and also contains Lactobionic acid, which helps with wrinkles.

What kind of cleanser are you using these days?

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

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Bobbi Brown Gets Pretty Powerful

Bobbi-Brown-Pretty-Powerful-PalettesI think at this point we’ve all owned makeup palettes where most of the colors just aren’t wearable. Personally I’ve accepted it as part of life! Thankfully BOBBI BROWN has the knack for putting together good ones where all the colors inside are usable. The latest two she has put out contain a full face in each one.

Pretty Face Palette – designed for light to medium complexions, this one has four neutral eye shadows that can be worn for day or eve looks by just adding the Chocolate Caviar Eye Shadow in the crease. This one also contains a new color of blush, Pretty Pink Blush, which is a warm baby pink. And top off lips with any of the three pinks. My picks is the Sandwash Pink Lip Color.

Powerful Face Palette – this palette seems little more … less neutral, well at least a little bit. They consider this one ideal for medium and deep complexions. I mean the shadows are on the darker nude side and three lippies also on the darker side. But what stand out for me in this one is the Plum Blush. Really flattering! $60 each @

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

Monday, January 24, 2011

A Rulin' Duo from Pixi Beauty

Pixi-Beauty-Succulent-Lip-Twin-Lip-Balm-in-Poppy-Red Wow, This. Is. Love! This two-in-one Succulent Lip Twin from PIXI BEAUTY is at the top of my usage list right now! At first I couldn’t figure out which was the Lip Balm and which was the Lip & Cheek Tint but have since figured out (balm is inside the tube). For me, this product is all about what’s under the cap on top. The Poppy Red tint is thee perfect flush of color for cheeks and it’s the consistency that makes it great. More pigmented than a cream, this one stays the distance. I’m giving this one a big recommendation. Available in Nude Lilly, Coal Camellia, Pink Peony, Poppy Red. $18 @

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

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Aromafloria Always Satisfies

If you’re not familiar with the AROMAFLORIA line, they are pioneers of holistic aromatherapy and continue to come out with unique collections like this new Healing Waters Collection. The products in this one are centered around sea salts and 250 million year-old lava clay mud (huh??). I don’t even know how one gets ahold of anything that is 250 years old! Anyway, the collection contains 5 products – Bath/Shower Gel – Purifying Treatment ($18/12oz), Anti-Aging Lotion – Firming Treatment ($22/12oz), Dry Body Oil – Smoothing Treatment ($20/5oz), Salt Soak – Mineral Bath Treatment ($20/32oz), Sugar/Salt Exfoliating Treatment ($24/23oz) and a Total Body Treatment Collection ($16), shown here.

Aromafloria-Healing-WatersAnd don’t worry about ingredients when it comes to this line, they get my full stamp of approval! All @

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

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Getting Back to Basics with Pharmacopia

Pharmacopia-Body-Bar-in-Jasmine-&-Clary-Sage Liquid soaps are great but there’s just something great about a bar soap. PHARMACOPIA Bar Soap in Jasmine & Clary Sage ($5.20/4oz @ It has your basic soap ingredients like sodium palmate, sodium cocoate and glycerin and then comes the jasmine, sage, calendula and orange peel oil. Is your New Year’s resolution to use more products that use natural ingredients. This is a good start!

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

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