Browsing Posts from October 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Chanel Keeps Eyes Smokey for Fall

Chanel-Eye-Shadow CHANEL Fall 2008 Collection seems to be all about making a statement. A statement with your eyes and oh, do they twinkle when I wear their Soft Touch Eyeshadows in Black Star (shown here) and Platine. My computer going to computer heaven late last month really threw me off on getting to the fall collections early but better late than never right? The Black Star can be the base of a really sexy smokey eye and the Platine can be used over it or under the brow or in the corner of the eye for an accent. Yes, it’s love. Pick it up @

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Dionis Helps Us Get Grounded In Nature



We could all go a little without when it comes to beauty products. How about no parabens and artificial dyes? DIONIS SOAP’s Grounded In Nature collection doesn’t contain these ingredients and the products still pass our test. Choose from Peppermint scented products to White Clover to Almond to Tropical Fruit. With these, you’ll never feel that you’re going without.


Product picks:

Almond Moisturizing Oatmeal Soap ($3.95/5oz)

Peppermint Soothing Foot Butter ($5.95/4oz)

Tropical Fruit Cuticle Cream ($4.95/.70oz)


All @


Monday, October 27, 2008

Have Your Cake But Don't Eat It With Jaqua

Jaqua I am really liking JAQUA BEAUTY’s new Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Hand Crème ($8/2oz) for when I get a sugar craving. Crazy? Yes, but it seems to stave it off for at least ½ an hour. And I like that the scent is not too strong but they should have just called is Raspberry as I didn’t really smell any buttercream frosting with it. And it’s made with meadowfoam seed oil, real fruit extracts and vitamins A and E so it keeps skin nourished.


The scent also comes in a Shower Creme ($18/8oz), Lip Whip ($14), Lip Gloss Ring ($8), which is wicked cute and a Sinfully Rich Body Butter ($22/6oz). All @



Sunday, October 26, 2008

Another Reason Sephora Is Pretty Darn Great!

When was the last time you saw a really useful makeup deal? Mine has to be The Lash Stash @ It’s 10 mini mascaras from 10 major brands for $35. Even if you have found your Holy Grail or Hall of Fame mascara, when you see a new one out, don’t you just want to try it out? Well this is a great way to do it and it’s not going to break your wallet. I mean, you pretty much know by one or two wears how you like a mascara so these minis are perfect! Each stash includes the following:


  • Smashbox Bionic Mascara

  • Sephora Atomic Volume Mascara

  • Vincent Longo The Curl Mascara

  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara

  • Too Faced Lash Injection Pin Point Mascara

  • Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara

  • Urban Decay Big Fatty Mascara

  • DuWop Lash Venom Mascara

  • Korres Deep Colour Mascara

  • Cargo Texas Lash Mascara

I know it’s still October, but how about giving this to your best girlfriends for the holidays? This would make the greatest gift for any girl! The Lash Stash is officially kicking off our Holiday Picks 2008 so cheers!


Sunday, October 26, 2008

Need A Scent Pick-Me-Up? Bella Lucce To the Rescue!

Bella-Lucce-Arabian-Odyssey I’ll admit it. I get burnt out every so often, as in, nothing is exciting me and then BAM, along comes something that wakes me up. And that’s exactly what happened with BELLA LUCCE’s new Arabian Odyssey Collection. The Founder of the line has actually traveled to different parts of Arabia six times in the past two years and we’re glad she did as all eight products in the collection have been hanging stateside since I got a few weeks ago. I just can’t get enough! Using ingredients only found in that area like, Turkish coffee, Dead Sea mud, red sandalwood, Moroccan lava clay and date sugar, to name a few, each product is made in small batches to ensure freshness. And like the rest of the line, each is free of parabens, silicones, dyes, formaldehyde donors and phthalates and sulfats.


Our picks:

  • Exotic Date & Wild Honey Buff ($28/10oz)

  • Moroccan Lava Cleansing Bar ($9/4.5oz)

  • Spiced Pomegranate & Yogurt Detox ($30/4.8oz)


So thanks for getting me out of my beauty funk, Bella Lucce! All @


Saturday, October 25, 2008

Don't Forget the Moisturizer!

It’s hard for me to slip into some body cream or lotion in the summer months but my skin can’t seem to get enough in the stark cold winter months. Here’s a few that have been star skin savers for after the shower.







  1. H2O+ new Sea Marine Triple Butter Body Cream ($25/8oz @

  2. WHISH Lemongrass Three Whishes Body Butter ($24/5oz @

  3. ANTICA FARMACISTA Body Moisturizer in Peonia, Gardenia & Rosa ($25/10poz @

  4. TREAT BEAUTY O’ My Goodness Pink Grapefruit Organic Body Cream ($34/8oz @

Friday, October 24, 2008

Benefit Cosmetics Is You ... Just Better

Benefit-Cosmetics-Full-Finish-Lipstick There’s certain items we are always on the hunt for. For me, it’s a good basic black t-shrit, the perfect pair of jeans and the ideal nude lipstick. I’ve found good ones here and there but this one seems to be filling the void for right now. BENEFIT COSMETICS Full-Finish Lipstick in Lady’s Choice ($18 @ gives lips a YLLB finish. Need a little more? The vibrant red of Flirt Alert should do the trick.



Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Have You Declared Your Signature Scent?

Tova Read this and then go and stand in front of where you keep all your fragrances. Look at them closely and think about each one and ask yourself, “Does this fragrance stand the test of time?” For me, TOVA Signature Eau de Parfum Spray ($43.80/3.3oz @ is one that does. It’s a blend of bergamot citrus, jasmine, lavender on a base of sandalwood and musk. It really is a great choice for a signature fragrance.


Now I have been wearing this one for the past 10 years or so and they just re-packaged the scent last year and the reviews on qvc, where it is sold exclusively, have not been that favorable. See, the fragrance is made with 28.5% essential oils so this one lasts on the skin but I guess the new blend does not last and it’s just not the same. I wonder what changed? Maybe it needs to be layered with something like her Signture Smoothing Body Balm ($24.98/4.2oz), which is how I have been wearing it. Or with the signature lotion or body wash. Care to share with us what your signature fragrance is? Let me know in the comments!



Friday, October 17, 2008

New from Apothia Cleans You Right UP

Apothia-Hand-&-Body-Wash There are quite a few reasons I am feeling APOTHIA's new Hand & Body Wash ($28/10oz @

  • They are sulfate and paraben free
  • Life-friendly ingredients like apricot kernal oil, vitamin E and coconut oil
  • Super sleek packaging with a no-slip gripper around the middle
  • This Scene scent (fig, juniper berry, and pear nectar) is so enjoyable. I'm putting a vote in for making this one into a fragrance!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Waxing Lippie with Giorgio Armani

Tired of the same ol’ tube of color? Try GIORGIO ARMANI’s new Lip Wax Compact Lipstick ($28 @ They call it lipstick without the excess and how right they are though I would say this is more of a lip stain … or is that what they mean? Oy, I think I’m reading too much into this but my lips really feel likeGiorgio-Armani-Lip-Wax I have nothing on, which is perfect since I feel like some lipsticks suffocate my lips. It’s their Mirco-fil ingredient that gives this weightless result and I feel like they invented this just for me. Lovin’ shades #4 Raspberry and #6 Deep Chianti. I wish this had its own application brush though as color on the finger is just not attractive.


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