Browsing Posts from September 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Review: Mineral Fusion Eyeshadow Trio

Mineral-Fusion-Cosmetics-Eyeshadow-Trio This Eyeshadow Trio from MINERAL FUSION may be called Caribbean Coral but the colors couldn’t be more suitable for fall. I mean, just gazing at the colors, they remind me of a changing leaf fallen from a tree. The formula is mineral-based and the shades blend in really well. Nice! $28 @

Monday, September 27, 2010

Fall 2010 Nail Color Picks

I’m putting away the beiges and nudes in favor of more sultry and seasonal Nail Polishes. Are you feeling these fall picks? Let me know in the comments and what you’re currently wearing!

From L to R: CND Urban Oasis (spruce crème) and Urban Oasis with Teal Sparkle (greenish-blue glimmer) on top. color - $9, effects - $11 @ CHINA GLAZE Bogie (brown eggplant), Jitterbug (charcoal grey shimmer) both from the Vintage Vixen Collection. $6.50 @ salon nationwide.

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Review: Lush Creme Anglaise Hand and Body Lotion

Lush-Creme-Anglaise-Hand-and-Body-Lotion LUSH is on a total roll with me these days. They call their Crème Anglaise Hand and Body Lotion the most luxurious creams they make and I must agree. The ingredient list opens with Almond Infusion, Saffron Infusion and Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Cocoa Butter and Shea Butter, all of which are very good for the skin. Then listed are the oils that attribute to the nice scent. So how does it smell? It’s a combo of almond, vanilla, saffron and myrrh so it is very decadent and powdery but might not appeal to everyone. But you like these kinds, know that the scents lasts quite a long time on the skin!

Now the bad news – the cost for this is $44.95 for 7.9oz and I think that’s because it contains real saffron, which is one of the most expensive spices in the world but this might turn into one of those splurge products that is so worth the price like my beloved mascara. Available @

This product contains Propylparaben, which is seen by some as an ingredient of concern. Read more here.

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

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Hey Hoser, Smell Bent!

Smell-Bent-Mama-Cassis Names are very important when it comes to marketing anything with some being very obvious and others, well, not so much. Have you heard of the SMELL BENT line yet? Can you guess what they are about? It’s an LA-based fragrance line that believes scents should be fun, use quality ingredients and not cost a lot. I can’t say I really understand how the line is laid out as the website is a tad confusing. Like they know what they are trying to illustrate but not really relaying it clearly to the person visiting to the site. As I learned when creating my website, KISS (keep it simple stupid)! Not that they’re stupid… I think you get my point.

Anyway, back to the topic at hand, I tried a couple of perfumes from the Leisure Cruise line and each takes its name from a location somewhere in the world and uses ingredients from that region. And the names are so clever! Chile Vanilli (vanilla bean absolute spiced with light patchouli and cinnamon bark), Tibet Ur Bottom $ (incense served up three ways with galangal and ironwood), Thai’D Down (sparkling kumquat, fresh mushroom and soothing Buddha wood spiced with crushed pink pepper, clove and a splash of rum).  I think this line has something for everyone’s nose.

And what’s great is that they sell their scents in small spray vial for $3.75 so you can try a few of them out without breaking your bank. $45/55ml EDT, $6.50/4ml EDT, $20/8m perfume oil @ So if you like to be the 100% unique one in the room, I would give this line a try.

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

Friday, September 24, 2010

MAC Pro Longwear Collection

What It Is: In the world of Pro Longwear, Foundation and Concealer carry the show with creamy, medium buildable coverage right through to a flawless, natural finish. Marathon makeup to go, made from micronized pigments to promote the smoothest application and colour purity.

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Step Into Bobbi Brown's Fall Collection

If you need a little help getting into the fall season when it comes to makeup, then this BOBBI BROWN collection is for you. I mean, have you seen the new Eye Shadows from her new Black Velvet Collection? She’s showcasing three different finishes – Metallic, Sparkle and Matte, with the later two really tickling my eyelids right now. 

Sparkle Eye Shadow
in Black Velvet ($24) – this one is described as a blackened purple with light purple fine glitter. This one has so much sparkle that it has a clear protective top that closes over it before the top of the compact! And there wasn’t much fall-out from the glitter under my eye and down my cheek. Big recommendation.

On the other side of the eye spectrum is the Eye Shadow ($20), which with these two colors Black Charcoal and Black Chocolate, are super matte and me super like both. Check them out @

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

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Dry Hands? Caswell-Massey To the Rescue!

Caswell-Massey-Almond-&-Aloe-Hand-Cream-with-Silk Temps are going to start dropping so keeping hands moisturized is on the menu. Have you checked to see what you have in the cabinet lately? If you find yourself in need, I recommend CASWELL-MASSEY’s Almond & Aloe Hand Cream with Silk ($12/1.75oz @ I am a sucker for products that contain real almond oil and this one also has aloe vera, which we all know is a natural healer, witch hazel and grape extract to help get the skin in shape. Did I mention how nicely this absorbs into the skin?

This product contains Propylparaben, which is seen by some as an ingredient of concern. Read more here.

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

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Make Up Your Look in the Bronze Family

Do you ever think about coordinating your eye shadow and lipstick/lip gloss? Now I don’t mean matching them exactly but just making sure they are in the same color family. I’ve put three together that I think really work. What do you think?


1. Do you have a go to shade of eye shadow that just seems to get a lot of complements? For me, it’s this China Doll Eyeliner in the color Copper from the NAPOLEON PERDIS line. I’d describe it as a shimmery brick red and I just get more comments on it more than any other eye shadow (how I like to wear it as opposed to a liner) before. $25 @

2. Another all-time favorite is BENEFIT COSMETICS Dallas. This rosy bronze is just the right amount of blush and bronzer in one container. $28 @

3. I tried a few different lipsticks and lip glosses with the above two products but  the SMASHBOX Lip Enhancing Gloss in Reveal seemed to work best next to matte cheeks to really ties the whole look in together. $19 @

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

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 In Women's World magazine


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Right Here, Right Now Fragrances


I’m readjusting my nose right now to fall and the coming season and here are a few that are working great for the transition. They still have summery flowery notes but also have something a little different to makes each appealing for fall.


From L to R clockwise:


VICTORIA’S SECRET Sexy Little Things Noir Tease Eau de Parfum ($45/1.7oz @ – I wasn’t too thrilled with this one upon first, second or third whiff. I was almost ready to write it off as ehh and it just didn’t do as much for me like its sister, when, for some reason, I am suddenly liking it! Classified as an oriental vanilla, I can’t tell if it’s the black vanilla, frozen pear or blooming gardenia that is turning me on, but it’s a go.


ROGER & GALLET Green Tea Fresh Fragrant Water Spray ($21.60/1oz and other sizes @ – who doesn’t like the green tea scent? It works for any season and it’s pretty unisex. It contains top notes of yuzu, mandarin orange and grapefruit, middle notes of green tea, white freesia, jasmine and lily of the valley and base notes of cedar wood, gualac wood and amber. This one seems to linger on the skin for quite a while.


EMILIO PUCCI Miss Pucci Eau de Parfum ($53/1oz and other sizes @ – they call this a soft floral that surprisingly works for right now; not quite still-summer but not quite full-on-fall. The notes include that of Sicilian Lemon, Turkish Rose, Comoros Ylang-Ylang, Arabian Jasmine, Tunisian Orange Blossom, Texas Cedar, Florentine Iris and Musk. If you’re looking to make a statement when you walk in a room, this could be one for you.


PRADA Infusion D’Iris Eau de Toilette ($65/6.75oz and other sizes @ – from what I understand the brand already has this perfume in a Eau de Parfum version and it has totally different notes and is the next chapter in the sensory history of iris. This one is composed of iris, neroli, lily of the valey, powder violet, heliotrope, cedar and galbanum. And this one comes in a sophisticated frosty glass. Nice touch, P.


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


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