Browsing Posts from June 2009

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Pure And Natural From Merlot Skin Care


What a miracle ingredient Grape Seed Oil is. And here it is in its whole form in MERLOT SKIN CARE’s 100% Grape Seed Oil ($8/2oz @ It’s a major player when it comes to the amount of anti-oxidants it has inside. So what is grape seed good for? Here are just some of the benefits:

*  Reduce stretch marks
*  A great lube for face shaving
*  Under eye moisturizer
*  Massage Oil
*  Cuticle moisturizer

*  Reduces the appearance of scars



Friday, June 26, 2009

Cybelesays Special Report

I’ve had such a time with my nails my whole life. I have tried this and this and even this. Nothing seems to strengthen or allow them to grow, so I was super curious when I heard about DASHING DIVA salon’s new Gelife Soak-Off Nails. From what I read, this was a must try!



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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Evolution of Smooth and ChapStick Sooth Lips Nicely!

EOS-Smooth-Sphere-Chapstick-True-Shimmer Now check out the shape of this new lip balm! I’m so in! EVOLUTION OF SMOOTH is definitely onto something with these Lip Balm Smooth Spheres ($3.29 @ – a bubble of lip moisturizing goodness! Each is infused with vitamin E, Shea butter and jojoba and comes in five flavors: Honeysuckle Honeydew, Summer Fruit, Pomegranate Raspberry, Vanilla Beach and Sweet Mint.


Is a stick more up your alley? CHAPSTICK just came out with True Shimmer ($2.99 So how do these differ from the regular ChapStick you know and love? These go on smoother and add a little shine to your lips. Available in 4 summery flavors: Tropical, Peppermint Rush, Blended Fruit Sherbet and Botanical Berry.


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Need To Smooth It? Philip B To the Rescue.

Philip-B-Anti-Frizz-Formula-57 The PHILIP B line has always been on the cutting edge of cool with products that give something extra and unique. From their White Truffle Ultra-Rich Shampoo to the Chai Latte Soul & Body Wash, they never put out a boring product! This Anti-Frizz Formula 57 ($35/2oz @ may not have the fancy name but it has pretty much become my go-to defrizzer right now. It contains vitamin E, jojoba, and soybeach oils and not only does this defrizz but it also protects hair from heat products so this is also a 2-in-1.
When I first used this, I applied it after I was done drying my hair to calm my strands down but you can actually use it on towel dry hair too. Try it both ways to see what works best for you!


Monday, June 22, 2009

Laura Geller and Tarte Have Two Winning Foundations

Laura-Geller-tinted-moisturizer-tarte-ReCreate-Anti-Aging-Foundation Trying to cut corners? Save pennies? Who isn’t? Shopping definitely is not like it used to be so why don’t you try combining two of your makeup products in one. Very popular these days are the combo moisturizer and foundation with the tinted moisturizer. LAURA GELLER just came out with Barely There Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 20 ($30/1.25oz @ and it contains those light-diffusing mineral pigments that lessen the appearance of lines and wrinkles. If you are in a hurry like I seem to be every morning, this will save you a smidgen of time. And even though this one has a SPF 20, I would still use an additional SPF on your face. Available in Fair, Light, Medium or Deep.


If a tint ain’t your thang, TARTE just put out ReCreate Anti-Aging Foundation With Wrinkle Rewind Technology SPF 15 ($37/1oz @ and it has a lot of things I look for in a good foundation as in free of a lot of the bad things found in some foundations like sulfates, parabens, and petro-chemicals. If I can avoid these in any product, I want to. And this one has something new in the formula called Wrinkle Rewind technology, which is a complex works on, you guessed it, wrinkles and also the skin’s tone and firmness. Like the above, this one too contains a SPF but again, I would add wear an additional SPF on your face. This one comes in 12 shades.


Saturday, June 20, 2009

New Beauty Products For Summer

Now that schools are pretty much out for the summer, we can get into our summer recommendations full time! Shimmer, pastels, flowers, the ocean and bright colors scream, “let’s have fun,” and so do these new products.



GiVENCHY Prisme Again! Compact Powder Quartet in Sun Cinnamon ($43 @ from the Summer 2009 Collection.
ESTEE LAUDER Pure White Linen Pink Coral ($39.50/1oz @
ISADORA Eye Shadow Palette in Blooming Spring ($19 @
AVON Spectra Color Lipstick in The Raisins ($7.99 @
SUMMERSOLES Stay-Dry Liners in Dragonfly Suede ($8/1 pair @ from the limited edition Artist's Prints.
PEACEKEEPER “Perfect As Is” Lip Balm ($7 @

URBAN DECAY Liquid Liner in Minx ($18 @


We'll be picking out our favorite new summer products in the coming weeks so be sure to check back.


Friday, June 19, 2009

Lavilin Keeps Sweaty Feet Away

Lately, I’ve been feeling like the only one that suffers from foot sweat and stink. I know, how lady-like is this topic? With some shoes, you just can’t wear socks or tiny peds or, god forbid, nylons. Bare is the only way to go with most of my summer shoes and have I got your solution to feet that tend to moisten up in shoes - LAVILIN Foot Deodorant Cream. One application keeps your feet virtually sweat-free for one week and this Lavilin-Hypo-Allergenic-Foot-Deodorant one doesn’t have any strange chemicals or aluminum to keep them that way. All you do is swipe some of the white cream on the ball of your foot from the middle to where the toes start, wait for about 5 minutes for it to absorb and you are ready to go. They recommend you apply it at night so it has time to work its magic. And the reason I say that it kept my feet virtually sweat-free is that my feet felt warm in my shoes but I don’t think they were sweating or it they did, it was very minimal. Great product.


And what a great deal the site has - $1 for a trial size and good for at least 2 or 3 applications or $16 for 2oz, which should last you months.


They also have one for underarms but I have not tried it out yet. I’ll get back to you! Or you can read up on both products @


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Zoya Knows Summer

ZOYA new La-Di-Da Nail Polish collection has a lot to love in the collection. I am really liking all of the bright shades and even getting use to the yellow on, which I’ve never been a fan of.




America – orange-red
Dita  - red
Renee – bright pink
Paz – neon orange
Ali – neon pink
Pippa – neon yellow

$10 each @

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Osmotics Always Has the Answers

Osmotics-Renovage I always pay attention when the OSMOTiCS line comes out with a new product. They are on the cutting edge of skin care for sure and know what we women are looking for. The latest addition is Renovage – Cellular Longevity Serum ($150/1.7oz @ and this one doesn’t kid around. I’ve been using this for a little over 7 weeks at night and it seems to have lightened a few key age spots I had on my right cheek. And I had someone ask me the other day if I was pregnant because they said my skin was just radiating! Could it all be due to this one product? Seems to be. What this one does is help extend the lifespan of the cells so they can continue to protect and repair – the more cells on the skin, the more they can do their job. It also contains a patented Tripeptide/Protein and Ergothioneine, which is a super antioxidant.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Sweatblock Speaks To the Pits

Seems like quite a few products are focusing on the armpits these days. From this one we wrote about a few months ago to Dove’s new Ultimate Visibly Smooth Anti-Perspirant Deodorant that claims to keep you stubble free longer to this one. And this is the first one I’ve ever seen of its kind and I’m sure they’ll be many more on the way. Ladies and gents, I give you SWEATBLOCK and here’s the skinny in two words, it works!

Sweatblock What it does: Eliminates underarm perspiration for 7 days.

Cost: $19.99/2 month supply, $35.98/4 month supply, $50.97/6 month supply.All @

What you do: Each packet has two presoaked pads, so before bed, dab, dab, dab one pad under the armpit (don’t rub). Allow each underarm to dry for 5 minutes.

How it works: While you are catching your nightly zzz’s, the chemicals in it block your sweat glands (the active ingredient is the 13% aluminum chloride hexahydrate). It’s that simple. And no, it doesn’t rub off or leave a film. You may even forget you applied it and put on deodorant one morning like I did!

The test: I found a really great cardio kickbox class recently and it’s really been giving me quite the workout twice a week. And what better place to try this one out! Throughout the hour class, every other place on my body was sweating except under my arms.

When I told a few people about this product, they all said the same thing. Isn’t blocking your sweat glands from under the arm pits unhealthy? I did some research on this and from what I can gather, no it’s not bad for you. First off, your armpits only house 1% of your sweat glands and really all this product does is what an anti-p/deo does. So if you are not overweight and are in good health, it’s not bad. And Botox injections for that area is also becoming quite popular but if you are still wary, check with your doctor.

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