Browsing Posts from February 2011

Monday, February 28, 2011

A Smooth Move from Davines

Davines-Lovely-Smoothing-Conditioner I’ve had some pretty good luck with conditioners from the DAVINES line and I had the opportunity to try another one. Now I’m not sure if it’s the weather in LA or perhaps the time of year but my hair has been kind of unruly lately and a-typically on the dry side. Their new Lovely Smoothing Conditioner really did the trick in getting my strands back on the right track. It really felt like I used a deep conditioner even though this one only required about 2 minutes on the head.

It contains rice wax and an unusually high level of vitamin E as well as Borage Seed Oil, which helps with the hydration and a little goes a long way.

$25/8.4oz @

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

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Get Gaga, Lady Gaga

MAC-Viva-Glam-Lady-Gaga-2 Lady Gaga can do no wrong these days, well, maybe with the exception of her newest single. Madonna anyone? But surely when it comes to style, she is in a class all her own and knows that a nude goes with everything. So be sure to check out her second stint with MAC with their Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick, a light neutral beige and Viva Glam Gaga Lipglass, a light sandy neutral gloss. $14.50 each @

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

Friday, February 25, 2011

Do You Smell Spring Yet? Saffron James Does.

Saffron-James-IPO-Eau-de-Parfum I think the groundhog was wearing this next scent when he came out of his hole a few weeks ago to  predict an early spring arrival! SAFFRON JAMESIPO Eau de Parfum ($85/9ml @ pays homage to the Pakalana flower (also called the Chinese Violet), which was introduced to Hawaii from southern China in the early 1800s. It also has notes of Moroccan rose, orange blossom, Tahitian gardenia and lemongrass. Very Springtime feeling … and smelling.

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

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Cybelesays in Women's World Magazine

Not only am I excited that my hand cream picks is running in this week's Women's World magazine but they included both of the ones I suggested!


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Bath & Body Works' New Carried Away

Bath-&-Body-Works-Carried-Away-Shimmer-Gel-Body-Lotion Since I’ve been abiding by this since last spring, I’ve discovered a lot of very cool lines and products, however, I do find myself missing out on bath and body products that don’t really have any bad ingredients in them but don’t have anything really nourishing for the skin inside either. Does that make me a bad person for wanting to use something just because it has a great scent? I hope not! This next one falls into that category but I should mention it does list Aloe Leaf as the fifth ingredient inside so there is something beneficial!!

It’s almost full-time t-shirt weather and here is one to give limbs a nice little kick. BATH & BODY WORKS latest addition is the Carried Away collection.

First the collection – Carried Away is the latest Signature Collection and the scent is a blend of raspberries, white jasmine and whipped vanilla. It’s meant to be a romantic aroma inspired by the way love sweeps you off your feet.

Then the product - I am just loving the Select-A-Shimmer Shimmer Gel and Body Lotion. It’s a two-in-one where you can adjust the amount of shimmer in the lotion each time you pump some out.  

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

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Ready, Set, Beauty Fixation


What beauty lover doesn’t love a fun way to do something?! Take these beauty fixation by JAPONESQUE packs. They are 24 pre-filled portable swabs that are all things beauty like Pre-Tweeze Treatment, Tinted Lip Conditioner (shown here), and Makeup Remover, to name a few. Just snap the side with the colored ring and apply the other end. No matter which you choose, these are so perfect for traveling as there’s no messy caps to fall off at the bottom of the bag! $4.95/24 swabs @

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



Friday, February 18, 2011

Get Luxurious with Oils from Patyka and Rodin

I just did a quick look at my beauty routine and a lot of the products I’m currently using are oils – a night oil for my face, a styling oil for my hair and others. Here are two more I'm adding to the line up!

Rodin-Olio-Lusso-and-Patyka-Precious-Woods-Body-Oil RODIN Olio Lusso Luxury Face Oil – this product has quite the cult following and I can see why! The ingredients are all really-good-for-skin oils like Jasmine Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Jojoba Seed oil, and Evening Primrose Oil to name a few. I could do without the combo neroli/jasmine oil scent but I’m getting used to it. $140/1oz @

PATYKA Precious Woods Body Oil – The French line redesigned their packaging last fall for their Absolis collection but thankfully didn’t change anything inside their ECOCERT certified products. This oil is 100% natural with 97.94% of them organically sourced - Wheat Germ Oil, Ylang Ylang, St. John’s Wort, Sesame, Sunflower, and Olive to name a few. And the natural scent is a little musky, a little woody, just right for this time of year. $65/8.4oz @

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

Thursday, February 17, 2011

MAC Wonder Woman Collection

What it is: M∙A∙C Spring Colour 2011 is the feminine force that saves the day! No nemesis can match her super-sized Mineralize Skinfinish, Eye Shadows, Lipsticks and Powder Blush for this transformation! Our Artists work wonders every day - now with the help of one of the most exciting feminist figures...

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Monday, February 14, 2011

A New L'Oreal Infallible Lippie Collection

L'Oreal-Infallible-Le-Rouge-Lipcolor Another day, another L’OREAL PARIS Infallible Collection! These Infallible Le Rouge lippies are some of my favorites right now and they are quite different from these in a few ways. First they are really moisturizing that I can feel it when I smack my lips together. It contains Color Fix technology, which is a flexible polymer that gives it greater adhesion that won’t flake. And it doesn’t!

They claim 10-hours of lasting color but I wouldn’t go that far but yes on a couple of moisturizing hours, which in my book is worth it. Color picks L to R: #312 Ravishing Red, #423 Perpetual Peach and #138 Forever Fuschia. $9.99 @

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

Saturday, February 12, 2011

What Is that Smell in Morrocanoil?

I think at this point just about everybody is familiar with the force that is MOROCCANOIL hair products. Ask anyone about the treatment oil and pretty much the first thing out of their mouth is, “I love the way it smells…” and so do I. I heard from a reliable source that the scent inside their products is actually the woody oriental classic JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Le Male Eau de Toilette. So I did my own smell test and lo and behold if it doesn’t smell almost exactly like it! Give your nose the sniff test next time you’re in Sephora let me know if you agree.


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