Browsing Posts from June 2011

Thursday, June 30, 2011

What Do You Like in Your Bronzer?

Some people have to have a very matte, matte, bronzer. Others like a touch of shimmer. What about you? Here are three that will fill each mood.

Bronzers-Cargo-Napoleon-Perdis-and-Orlane ORLANE Bronzing Pressed Powder in Soleil Cuivre ($40 @ bloomingdales.com) – this is your basic super matte pressed face powder. It just happens to have quite a following of devoted users.

NAPOLEON PERDIS Bronze Patrol ($50 @ napoleonperdis.com) – this baked powder has a touch of pretty gold flecks in it as well as vitamins A and C.

CARGO BeachBlush in Echo Beach ($28 @ beauty.com) – love the combo of a blush and bronzer and this one give you four options in its tin!

 

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

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7 Summer Makeup Trends (Plus Melt-Proof Tips)

The sexiest looks for 2011 -- and application secrets from the pros -- you'll want to try now


7 Summer Makeup Trends (Plus Melt-Proof Tips)

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Imagine your $28 Dior Addict Lipstick after leaving it in your car on a super-hot summer day. You end up with a gooey, hot pink puddle of unusable goodness. Now, imagine that on your face. Yuck, right? Get this season's hottest makeup trends and expert tips on how to keep them from melting off your face.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Dancing with the Stars Hair Pieces

Yes, I’m a sucker for fake hair pieces, accessories, extensions, the like, but only if they are temporary. I tried the glue in extensions and couldn’t wait to get them out. I’m just not that kind of girl! Anyway, the Dancing with the Stars TV show put out a collection with my favorite Put on Pieces by HAIRUWEAR. I’ve wasted quite a bit of money on all kinds of pieces so I’m pretty picky when it comes to ones now as they have to match almost exactly or they just look funny. I’ve found that sometimes the strands can be toned down from looking to shiney by buffing some talcum powder in them.

Dancing-with-the-Stars-Hair-Collection-from-Put-On-Pieces-by-HairuWear So my main question about this is, did the Dancing with the Stars contestants actually wear some of these pieces during competition? I mean they could have worn the Bango Tango ($22) blunt cut bangs, or the Salsaloosa ($15) hair wrap with contrasting lengths. I just don’t know. They do come in 12 different shades so shades so they could get a match.

My pick from the collection is the Glamarama ($20), soft waves on a clip-in comb. You know the look of your hair when you put it in the French twist and the ends stick out all over the place? That’s the effect you get with this piece. Simply put your own hair into a bun and clip this one in. And the clip that holds onto your own hair is pretty strong but I think it could have been made better if it was made of metal. Maybe I should test it out more by hitting the dance floor! Nah… $20 @ hsn.com.

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

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Confused About Surfactants in Hair Care? Read This...

Surfactants

I’ve been back and forth here about the topic of surfactants (Sodium Laureth Sulfates, Sodium Laurel Sulfates, SLS’s) in shampoos. For a while now, I thought that if a shampoo had SLS’s in it, it could not be used on color-treated hair as in, it would not make it last. Period. End of story. How did I come to this conclusion? Probably from a lot of things I read, heard, and the trend of sulfate-free products coming out didn’t help either (and do you remember a few years ago when I discovered that just because a shampoo is sulfate-free doesn’t mean it will make you hair color last any longer? Yup, it’s a confusing world!).

I’ve been lucky enough to come across some major hair people lately and decided to ask them their opinion about SLS’s and if yes, they do kill hair color, or not.

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Monday, June 27, 2011

L'Occitane Gets Into Makeup

When I first heard that the L’OCCITANE line was getting into color cosmetics, I thought, no, no, stick with what you do best, bath and body, as this isn’t always successful. But I must say, I am eating my words right now as so far I'm pleasantly surprised.

Here are the deets - the two I tried were from the Pivoine Flora collection, which just came out last month – Lip Shine in Rose Ballerine ($14) and the Duo Eyeshadow in Duo Blanche Etoile ($16).

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The Lip Shine contains peony extract to soothe lips and it smells so beautifully of roses; I don’t know of a gloss that has smelled this great! And the formula contains grape seed oil and vitamins C and E and most importantly, it’s not sticky at all!

The Duo Eyeshadow – these shadows are made from minerals and also contains the peony extract and the colors blend together beautifully, and this is a good one to create a smoky eye.

Both @ loccitane.com.

L'Occitane-Pivoine-Flora-Lip-Shine-in-Rose-Ballerine-and-Eyeshadow-Duo-Swatches

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

 

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Cybelesays Special Report - IMATS Comes To Town!

The big International Makeup Artist and Trade Show (IMATS) was this past weekend and this show just gets bigger and better every year. I mean, I went twice about 6 or 7 years ago and it was just boring and barren but for the last 3 years, it has more hip brands than ever and it always sells out. 

So who was there and what did I see and buy? Click after the jump and be prepared for a lot of pictures!

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Estee Lauder Has the Answer for Eyes

Estee-Lauder-Advanced-Night-Repair-Eye ESTEE LAUDER Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Complex is a one, two, three really, knock-out product for the eye area. It incorporates their exclusive Chronolux Technology that works with your skin’s own process to help reduce the look of 1) lines and wrinkles, 2) overall eye puffiness and 3) dark circle. And for the price of $49.50/.5oz @ esteelauder.com, it’s oh so purse-friendly!

Because the skin around this area is so thin, we tend to see the signs of aging their first, so if you are trying to stay ahead of the clock, this gel-serum might be a good one to try.

The size of the bottle may seem small for the price but know that you only use 3 dots patted in around each eye at bedtime, so it does last for a few. Big recommendation.

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

Friday, June 24, 2011

Two Different Deep Conditioners

Crack-Styling-Treatment CRACK, yup this Styling Treatment is called Crack.

What it is:

  • A lightweight, super moisturizing hair fix.
  • Smoothes split ends
  • Protects from UVA/UVB rays and chlorine
  • Provides a barrier from heat and thermal styling
  • Adds shine and slip without making hair greasy
  • Keeps hair looking healthy and polished all day

How to use it: This micro protein/power peptide infused formula is one that is applied right after shampoo on towel dried hair (I used about a quarter-sized dollop). Work into strands and then blow dry to help it penetrate.

So how did this work? Click below!

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Two Winning Sticks

  Elizabeth-Arden-Eight-Hour-Sun-Stick ELIZABETH ARDEN Eight Hour Cream Targeted Sun Defense Stick SPF 50 Sunscreen PA +++ ($20 @ elizabetharden.com) – I’m loving the totablility/no white residue of this sunscreen!! Yes, I’ve gotten better about making sure I have sunscreen on before leaving the house in the morning but tucking this one in my purse guarantees I will never have an excuse.

The-Seaweed-Bath-Co-Foot-Butter THE SEAWEED BATH CO. Foot Butter ($12.89/2oz @ seaweedbathco.com) – this reminds me of this one and is just in time for summer feet! The ingredients include: Cocoa butter, natural beeswax, bladderwrack, seaweed extract in safflower oil, neem oil, kakum butter, arrowroot powder, lanolin, vitamin E, peppermint essential oil, tea tree essential oil. Need I say more?

And there’s even a travel version of this one too, so like the above sunscreen, the purse will be housing this one too this summer.

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

 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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Banish Cellulite for Good

These exercise routines and beauty products will rid yourself of cellulite -- fast


Banish Cellulite for Good

This is a TotalBeauty.com cellulite article

To get those legs ready for summertime show and tell, get rid of cellulite for good. These exercise routines and firming beauty products show you how.

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