Browsing Posts from May 2012

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Chanel Summer 2012 Nail Colour Swatches

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This summer, CHANEL Nail Colour says bright and vibrant but also naturally glowing with metallics of bronze and gold. And when it comes to nails? It all flies!

Since my nails have been looking quite ok these days, I swatched them on my own. Which ones are you feeling?

Chanel-Nail-Colour-swatches-in-Island-Delight-and-HolidayIsland – golden beige
Delight – bronze
Holiday – bright coral

$25 @ chanel.com.

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

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Spring Scents with Callio and Illuminum

I ran into an old co-worker over the weekend and she asked me what couple of fragrances I could recommend to help her get her spring on. And these next two were at the tip of my tongue.

Callio-Fragrances-in-KieleCALLIO Fragrance in Kiele – the line was launched in the fall of 2011 and is made up of 6 signature scents, soaps, and body lotions. I have not been able to get enough of this Kiele since the first whiff. It’s made up of island flowers: gardenia, jasmine and tuberose. $20/1oz @ calliofragrance.com.

Illuminum-White-Gardenia-Petals-EDPILLUMINUM White Gardenia Petals EDP – did you ever wonder what scent the Dutchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, wore on her wedding day? Well this is it! It has top notes of Lily, middle of white gardenia, muguet and jasmine, on a base of amber wood. Very sophisticated. $140/50ml, $190/100ml, $4/sample @ luckyscent.com.

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

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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8 Ways to Keep Your Makeup from Melting

Our skin changes with the season, so it makes sense that we should change up our makeup routine when the warmer months arrive. These tips will keep your makeup fresh and cool when the temperature rises


8 Ways to Keep Your Makeup from Melting

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We can't wait for the BBQs and pool parties that are starting to fill up our calendars, but we can do without the inevitable raccoon eyes and blotchy redness that will result from all of the summertime fun. Learn how to combat the heat this season with these melt-proof makeup tips from the pros.

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Monday, May 28, 2012

Pureology Precious Oil

The PUREOLOGY line is one of my favorite hair care lines out there as their products seem to always break new ground. Take this latest product, the Precious Oil Versitile Caring Oil. It has a lot going for it, so much so that I will list it!

  • First ever Green Seal certified beauty product.
  • 100% biodegradable, silicone and parabens-free oil.
  • Features oils from Sunflower, coconut, olive, and jojoba.
  • Contains their exclusive oil-based OleoAntiFadeComplex made to amp up color-treated strands.

Pureology-Precious-OilAnd I love the versatility of this one as it can be used many different ways, depending on your hair type – a few drops on dry hair before shampooing, as a finishing serum for after blow-drying and my favorite way, a few drops through towel-dried hair before the blow-dry.

And because the whole line is made for those with color-treated hair, you don’t have to worry about color fade or unevenness.

So how does this Green Seal play into this product? They have pretty strict standards so this is a big deal and means that this product and its packaging and ingredients have a minimal environmental impact, imparts the highest health and safety standards, has outstanding quality and performance, among other traits I mentioned above.

So how does this one feel in my hair? Really nice and my thing with the onslaught of these hair oils has come down to the ingredients and most are just silicones. This one? It open with Sunflower Seed Oil and showcases more oils down from their. Yeah! Finally, someone gets it. $28/4.2oz @ pureology.com for salons nationwide.

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

Friday, May 25, 2012

Dove Clear Tone Deodorant

Dove-Clear-Tone-Deodorant-and-AntiperspirantHow serious are you about your deodorant? Buy whatever’s on sale or do you really keep up with technology and what’s going on it that world? I fall into the latter category and am always looking for the best of the best. The latest I’ve come across is DOVE Clear Tone Clinical Protection Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Solid. This one claims to help visibly reduce dark marks that can appear on the skin from shaving. I do have a mark under my right arm that is more of a birthmark and I have high hopes for this one to work. While it’s been a few weeks since I started using it, I have not seen any visible results on the mark, but I will continue to use this one, as why not? It can’t hurt and only help that spot, right?

So how does it work? Pretty well overall. This is one of those apply nightly ones and the only thing I noticed that I didn’t like was that if I used more than two clicks, it would bead up on the skin, so two clicks max when using this one. $7.99/1.7oz @ drugstore.com.

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

Thursday, May 24, 2012

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8 Bright Makeup Trends You Must Try

Feel like neon pink lips and bright orange eyeshadow only belong on teeny boppers? Makeup artists spill their secrets on how to give these bright looks a new, more wearable spin


8 Bright Makeup Trends You Must Try

This is a TotalBeauty.com makeup tutorial article

Beautiful bright makeup is everywhere. But when you don't want to end up looking like an extra in "Rock of Ages," it seems simpler to stick with what you know. But makeup artist Julianne Kaye says anybody -- at any age -- can wear these bright hues. Check out her expert tips now.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Review+Swatches - The Brights from Make Up For Ever

How often do you rock extreme eye or lip colors? I seem especially drawn to them around this time of year. Here are two that will give your features some WOW from the MAKE UP FOR EVER line, and don't be too scary, both are totally wearable.

Aqua Cream in #10, Orange, a golden tangerine sheen.
Rouge Artist Intense in #15 Purple, a pearly violet.

Both @ sephora.com.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

PATYKA Body Wash in White Grape

I had the strangest beauty run-in last weekend – I was at a friend’s pool party opening for the summer recently and I met a girl who is really into shower gels (let’s call her BodyWash Girl). Yes, body washes, shower gels, bain douche, etc. Apparently she keeps about 10 of them going in her shower at a time and picks whichever she’s in the mood for at that time – floral, mint, fruit and even a men’s one, if she feels the need to tap into her masculine side.

Patypka-Body-Wash-in-White-GrapeI have been trying PATYKA’s Body Wash in White Grape, so of course her eyes darted at me when I piped this info into the four-way conversation. She’d never heard of the line before so I told her what I know about it – the products are ECOCERT certified and this specific product derives 99.35% of its ingredients from a natural origin). And having a big mouth sometimes, I even, believe it or not, offered to put some into a travel bottle so she could try it. I know, I know, but if you truly live for beauty, I’m sure you’ve done this too. But now it’s been 8 days and I have not heard from the host yet so maybe BodyWash Girl forgot. $45/8.4oz @ spiritbeautylounge.com.

And doesn’t White Grape just sound so lush and yummy right now?

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

Monday, May 21, 2012

Glossybox Launches in the USA

Have you heard of Glossybox yet? They just made it available in the US and it’s one of those ways to try beauty products without the big commitment. The service is currently serving 19 countries around the world and for here, membership is $21/month. Upon signing up, you will fill out a questionnaire so they can get a feel for what you like. Each monthly box will contain four or five products and recipients are encouraged to fill out surveys after receiving so their next box can be even more fitting.

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Review+Swatches - Estee Lauder Pure Color Blush in Poppy Passion

It’s not often that I have to be super careful with a product. What I mean is that there is so much pigment with this ESTEE LAUDER Pure Color Blush in Poppy Passion that is could be quite easy to go overboard!

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