Browsing Posts from October 2007

Friday, October 26, 2007

Love Your Body, Now Love Your Hair with Dove

I swear styling products should be by prescription only. I gotta find me a class or something – Hair Styling 101. I just can’t seem to ever get it the way I want! But when it comes to cleaning, DOVE keeps it real, as in real women, as we’ve seen. I’m impressed that they have taken this stance and now they are going one step further and into the hair territory. We all want Hollywood Hair but as this video shows, it takes a lot of time and money and frankly, it’s pretty unrealistic. I think I’ll just stick with giving it my best shot.


DovesOne thing I think I have a good grip on is shampoos and conditioners. DOVE Cool Moisture Shampoo and Cool Moisture Conditioner, both in the Cucumber & Green Tea scent, are very gentle to the hair and that smell, I can’t get enough. This duo is not for those who color treat their strands. $7.99/25.4oz each @

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Fall Color Pick - Mossy Green

I consider greens, as in mossy greens, a very neutral color. They are so earthy, warm and natural that they could take the place of nudes in most cases. Olive, tarragon, and the creatively named products below, all make up our 2nd Fall Color Pick, Mossy Green.
The way I’m thinking about this piece is if I were to paint a picture of moss using different shades and textures, which ones would I use? Here are our picks to make up our portrait:


  1. PORTICO SPA Clarifying Shampoo $14/6.7oz @
  2. L’OREAL H.I.P. Pure Pigment Shadow Stick in Mesmerizing $9.99 @
  3. PUR MINERALS Pur Colour Shadow in True Emerald $12 @
  4. URBAN DECAY Smokeout Blending Eye Pencil in Green Goddess $14 @
  5. ORLY Nail Lacquer in Green With Envy $3.19 @
  6. CREATIVE SPA by CND Sea Rocks Soak $12/5oz @
  7. THE BODY SHOP Shimmer Smudger in Slate Green $13.50 @
  8. ASTARA Green Papaya Nutrient Mask $39/2.2oz @
  9. BECCA Line + Illuminate Pencil in Fiji $22 @
  10. LORAC Front of the Line Waterproof Eyeliner in Green $20 @
  11. URBAN APOTHECARY Mineral Shadow in Citrine $10 @
  12. SISLEY Phyto-Ombre Eclat Long Lasting Eye Shadow in Anis $40 @
  13. DIORkiss in Granny Smith 308 $19 @
  14. SONIA KASHUK Eye Definer and Eye Smudger in Olive Suede $5.99 @ Target stores
  15. PRESCRIPTIVES Colorscope Creamy Eye Color in Jungle $18 @
  16. GIELLA Nail Polish in Cat’s Eye $25 @
  17. MISTRAL Bath Salts in South Seas $5.50/2.1oz @
  18. H2O+ SPA Exfoliating Sea Marine Body Wash $18/8oz @
  19. TARTE Eyeshadow in Peyton Place $17 @
Thursday, October 18, 2007

Fall Color Pick - In A Blue Mood - Nails

I’ve never really been a fan of blue on the nails but this season, they have really grown on me. I am as shocked as you! I never thought I would sport the blue on my tips and toes. Here are some picks to complement your Blue Mood.


Clockwise from Left:

  1. TROPEZ Royal Pearl $1.99 @
  2. LUSCIOUS COSMETICS Midnight Cove $17.50 @
  3. CND Jiggy #258 $2.99 @
  4. CHINA GLAZE Drinkin’ My Blues Away $2.99 @
  5. HARD CANDY Vintage Nail Polish in Sky $7 @
  6. OPI DS Fantasy $7.25 @
  7. BARIELLE Berry Blue $8 @
  8. WET N WILD Eggplant Frost $.99 @
  9. NAILTINI Navy Grog $12 @
  10. MILANI Breezy $2.99 @
  11. ORLY Blue Collar $1.99 @
Saturday, October 13, 2007

Cranberry Never Felt So Good!

Arcona_2How many times has your best friend complained to you about her large pores? Next time she opens her mouth about it, tell her about ARCONA Cranberry Gommage ($42/3.4oz @ This one uses enzymes to clean, exfoliate and tone the skin and really get into those pores to clean them out. As with any scrub for the face, don’t overdue it and strip your skin. It’s recommended for use a few times a week.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Diesel Helps Kick Start Your Life

Dieselsss_3Imagination, memories, fantasy – fragrances can conjure up a vast array of emotions. Tap into your edgy feminine side with DIESEL’s new ‘Fuel for Life’ Femme Spray ($49.50/1.7oz). Notes include florals, jasmine, black pepper, fresh black currant and a base of musk. And the crocheted lace case around the bottle is a really nice touch. Hold on, there’s one for the men too. ‘Fuel for Life’ Homme Spray ($44.50/1.7oz) is definitely masculine. It is top notes of anise and grapefruit, middle notes of raspberry and lavender and base notes of heliotrope and dry woods. This one is encased in a tough guy canvas-type cloth that reminds me of a canteen. Both available in Shower Gel, After Shave (men) and Body Lotion @

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

MD To The Rescue

MdskincaressssWhy am I amazed with serums? Probably because they are concentrated forms of age fighting ingredients and incorporate the latest in technology. We previewed the addition of MD SKINCARE’s Hydra-Pure serums line back in July and we were finally able to try some out. My pick of the litter right now is the Antioxidant Firming Serum ($95/1oz @ With the season changing, my skin has been looking a little sullen and well, bored. This one contains 14 collagen-building ingredients and uses the same delivery system as their Body Cream, Hydra-Pure Chelating Complex. Since we’re not really about listing complex ingredients that only confuse the average beauty buff, we’ll just say that this one delivers what it says – a boost the overall appearance of the skin and wrinkles. Isn’t that all we want out of life anyway?

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Been There. Done That.

In a way, I envy models. They are able to try just about every kind of makeup available in the world. In the WORLD! So they know the Holy Grail products and the clunkers. Sucking up all this knowledge up is what led former Maybelline New York spokes model to create JOSIE MARAN COSMETiCS. Her new eco-conscious cosmeticsJosieduo line contains everything you need and nothing you don’t. From Concealer to Lip Gloss and everything in between. My pick of the litter is her Lipstick ($18) in the creamy pink shade of Flirtatious. It really moisturizes and glides over lips. My other pick is the Pressed Powder ($30) in Natural. Not too cake-y and it gives a smooth natural finish.
And each rose-colored metallic case is made of corn based plastic, recycled aluminum or glass. I like that she goes the extra mile. Look for more features on this very wearable line. The site was supposed to be available in September so check back often @

Friday, October 05, 2007

Let's Play Fall With Clinique!

CLINIQUE just came out with their fall collection, Play In the Darks: Fall 2007. Don’t mind if I do! The collection helps you get the most sultry, sexy fall look withCliniques color suggestions of their Brush-On Cream Liner ($14.50), Mascaras ($14), Blush ($18.50), Almost Lipstick ($14) and their new Colour Surge Eye Shadow Trios ($21.50). These 3 shadows build up the more you apply so this is great news for even the novice. Now that's easy! They come in 7 shades so go get sexy! All @

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