Browsing Posts from March 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

2010 Spring Color Pick - Green!

I was in Banana Republic over the weekend looking or some springy tops and they had nothing. Everything was grays and beiges! Huh? How is that anyway to welcome the spring season?! That got me thinking. What colors are you feeling right now? I’m jumping on the green bandwagon. Not so much the pastel green but the Green-products true greens. Here are some I’m sporting right now:


SPA RITUAL Nail Lacquer in Yes, I Can ($10 @ – grass green cream.


BLOOM Shadow Liner in Emerald Green – ($24.99 @ - metallic emerald green.


ILLAMASQUA Powder Eye Shadow in Stalk ($20 @ - matte teal green.


GUERLAIN Terracotta Fard Indien Mineral Eyeshadow in Jungle Dust ($35 @ – deep green shimmer.

If you are looking to stay within the season's color trends, the one from Guerlain is spot on Pantone's radar of their Dried Herb pick. This one here looks like dried oregano!

I'll be picking my favorite products that are on point with this seasons picks to be sure to check back. Is there any color trend that you are most into these days?


Disclosure: Some of these items were provided to for review purposes.

Monday, March 29, 2010

'Tis the (Next) Beautyfix Season

The latest season of Beautyfix products are upon us!! Have you not been reading Have you not joined yet? Here is more info BeautyFix and I totally recommend it. It’s like Christmas 4 times a year!

Here are my picks from the latest installment:

  • COOLA Sport Mango SPF 45 (5oz) @
  • 3LAB Foaming Cleanser (3.4oz) @
  • ME! BATH Body Wash in Gotta Have It Pomegranate (8oz) @
  • TRICIA SAWYER Smoke & Mirrors – Smokey Eye Wand (product has been discontinued)

Need more convincing? The Coola is $32 alone! And the Tricia Sawyer item retails for $21. Read all about the program @

And here's a great offer: use promocode BFIX1 to get $30 off the $49.99 price for the Beautyfix Spring 2010 season. Woo-hoo!
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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Givenchy's New Impressions Spring-Summer Collection

Givenchy-Mono-Eye-Shadow-in-Dressy-Indigo Ooo, how I am feeling the bright colors of Spring right now and GIVENCHY’s Le Prisme Mono Eyeshadow in Dressy Indigo ($29) is four shades of dark blue jean blue is hitting the spot today. Go from day to night with one compact!


The other item from their Spring-Summer 2010 Collection I am loving is Le Prisme Powder Blush in It-Girl Purple. Not sure why it’s called It-Girl Purple as all four shades are pretty pinky as you can see in the picture I took here. The squares are pretty small though so to just concentrate on one or two of the shades at a time. Barbie would be in heaven with this one!


Both @


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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Need A New Brush? How About One from Spornette?

When doing your makeup or hair, what tools you use are as important as the products you are using. One hair line I’ve written about quite a few times on the site is SPORNETTE. They are always coming up with new brushes to make a stylists job easier, or in my case, the average girl’s job easier! The latest one to wow me is from their latest Zhu II Collection. The handles are all made of bamboo and have a slab of compressed cork particles for grip. And the bristles? Of course only the finest boar bristles and this one combines them with Tourmaline enhanced nylon bristles to help condition each strand as you run it through. There are four brushes available – 3 round and one cushion. While I have tried all four, I think my favorite overall is #2250, the 2 ½” Diameter Boar Rounder ($18 @ It seems to be the easiest to control and style to my liking my medium length hair.


And this brings me to another topic - when was the last time you thought about your hair brushes and what you use on your hair? They have a great link on their site to help you pick a brush. Click here to see what you need. 

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

MAC Tabloid Beauty collection

What it is: Everyone Loves the sizzle, the guilty pleasure of getting the gossip and the real story. This lineup is full of outlandish claims and shocking statistics – and they’re all TRUE! Our headlines are all amazing, all scientifically proven. Hot off the presses …


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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

MAC Riveting Collection

MAC continues with the collections so let's get to two of them today ...

What It Is: Rock Goddesses are never afraid to strut their stuff and step up to the spotlight. This is a rock-steady metal collection that pays homage to their strength and power! A fashion trend, true, but oh-so-much more is what makes these girls Riveting.


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Monday, March 22, 2010

Budget Beauty with Maybelline New York

Maybelline-Eye-Studio-Gel-Eyeliner-in-Charcoal-2 Do you really have some $22 to shell out on a gel liner in a pot? Love them but a good one can be a little pricey. And what if you want a color like purple and of course need the standard black too? That’s $44, which is almost $50 for just two items! Anyway, how about one that won’t break the bank. MAYBELLINE NEW YORK is getting into the act with their Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner and I’m really loving this Charcoal color on my lids! It’s nicely pigmented and last all night. And for only $9.99 @, you can get two colors and a pint of Ben and Jerry’s and feel good about all three purchase!

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Jurlique Fruit Enzyme Exfoliator

Jurlique-Fruit-Enzyme-Exfoliator-3 There are two types of exfoliators – manual with physical molecules and chemical like this next one. JURLIQUE Fruit Enzyme Exfoliator ($45/1.7oz @ is fruit-based and uses a native Australian Desert Fruit Complex (you wouldn’t recognize the names of them if I listed them here as a few of them sound more like rare animals from the outback!), and pumpkin enzymes among others to clarify the skin and improve its texture. And because fruit contains natural alpha hydroxy enzymes and citric acid, it promotes cell turnover. Out with the old and in with the new!


And the absolute best part about this is that it doesn’t require any work on your part, as in, no scrubbing, which I always worry about over scrubbing. Just apply a thin layer on the face, neck and décolletage, avoiding the eyes, leave on for 5 minutes and rinse. On a whole, I seem to come across what I consider the manual ones than the chemical ones and this one was a nice change of pace.


And I got to pay attention to this line. Did you know that a lot of the ingredients that are in their products are harvested right on their Southern Australian farm? They grow over 35 different varieties of plants and flowers that they then use in the products. How often can a line say this?


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Thursday, March 18, 2010

It's Beginning To Smell Like Spring in My Shower

Is it shallow to judge a shower gel by how it smells? I mean, how do you determine if one is really good or not? I used to just base it on how well it lathered and how my skin feels but I’ve used some good ones in the past few years that don’t lather at all so that trait is out (here are two for example). Now it’s smell and how my skin feels afterward. Not rocket science. And since Spring is officially here next week, here are three that have a springy trait to each.


From L to R:

  • KORRES Basil Lemon Showergel ($13/8.45oz @ – lemon zest and fresh grown basil from the garden.
  • LA FALAISE Honey & Macadamia Nut Body Wash ($9.95/6.6oz @ – bees, buzz, buzz.
  • PAYOT Revitalizing Shower Gel ($16/6.7oz @ – fresh cut spring flowers. This one smells like it should be a bottled perfume.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Lorac Double Feature Concealer/Highlighter

Lorac-Double-Feature-Concealer-Highlighter Ever since discovering this concealer, I feel like a door has opened up. I mean, how long have I been doing this and only recently am I into concealers? Strange but ok. The latest one to dazzle my eyes at what I don’t see is LORAC’s Double Feature Concealer/Highlighter ($24 @ Maybe it’s me but it seems like too many look like they’re made with chaulk as they look too whitish under my eyes. Perhaps I’m using a shade that’s too light for me? But all three that I’ve tried? Anyway, let me point out why I like this one. First, this stick has three things going on. Pull off the cover and you have your cover up (paraben-free, fragrance-free), On top is the Blender Ball, which is used to blend in the concealer. And if you untwist the middle, there’s the highlighter you can use pretty much anywhere. I have to admit, the Blender Ball really makes this product for me. As funny as it sounds, it makes it kind of fun to use!


Available in 5 color combos.


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