Browsing Posts from October 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Fall Nail Picks – NARS Nail Polish in TV Party and Back Room

These two NARS Nail Polishes are from the Andy Warhol Collection and wow, oh so perfect for this month and actually for ... today! What are you doing to your nails tonight? I found some nail design ideas below, if you need suggestions.

Do you need these in your collection? They are pretty basic black and basic orange but if you are fan of their polishes, you may want to pick these up as they wear pretty well.

Nars-nail-Polish Nars-nail-Polish-laying-down Nars-nail-Polish-bottoms

  • TV Party - a vivid, bright orange
  • Back Room – deep dark and oh so black!

$18 @

Wanna see some cool designs with these colors? Click after the jump!

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Fake Bake 60 Minutes Self-Tan Liquid Tanner

Fake-Bake-60-Minutes-Self-Tan-Liquid-&-Professional-MittRarely am I confused by a beauty product but this 60 Minutes Self-Tan Liquid from FAKE BAKE has me a little perplexed. I get it that the formula reaches it full glow within 60 minutes but what I don’t get is that you can adjust the depth of the color. Basically, after 60 minutes, if you are not satisfied, leave it on for another 60 minute and then wash off. Well I’m not much of a direction reader (I inherited this trait from my father) so I just put it on, and kept it on, and didn’t wash it off and got a nice medium dark tan on my legs, which is where I always test first. Maybe I’m not their target person to try this one out as I can’t see why anyone would want a light tan as like I said, this one left some medium color on me. Nothing outrageous.

The lotion is colored so it “shows where it goes,” as they call it, and it doesn’t have any strong self-tanner scent to it, which is usually what you have to tolerate those first 24-hours. $31.99/8oz and mitt @

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

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask

Neutrogena-Triple-Moisture-Deep-Recovery-Hair-MaskYes, this is probably my favorite all time hair conditioner but I don’t/can’t use it all the time for various reasons, price being one of them. However, I do still want to use a good conditioner and boy, are they hard to come by. One that knocked my socks off at how well it works for so little investment $ is  NEUTROGENA’s Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask. The concentrated formula is for dry/color-treated/over-processed strands and brings hair back to life in a little as 5 minutes.

It contains olive, meadowfoam and sweet almond to help moisturize, nourish and totally leave hair detangled and ready for styling. $6.99/6oz @

Friday, October 26, 2012

Review+Swatches - Floss Gloss Pro Nail Lacquers

You’d have to be living under a rock not to know how huge nail polish is these days. The market seems saturated but there is a new brand amongst us called FLOSS GLOSS. So what makes their Nail Lacquers ($8 @ different from other lines? The line was launched in 2011 after one of the founders just couldn’t find colors she liked and started mixing her own.

Besides these being free of the yucks found in cheap-o polish like DBP, Toluene, and Formaldehyde, they also pride themselves in getting full coverage on the nail with just one swipe.

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Fall Scent Pick - Shiseido Zen Secret Bloom EDP Intense

Shiseido-Zen-Secret-Bloom-FrangranceYou think you’re old? Try turning 140 year-old, which is what SHISEIDO is doing this year. Can you believe it? I don’t know of any other makeup brand that is that old. To celebrate they just put out Zen Secret Bloom Eau de Parfum Intense and if this isn’t the most sexiest scent I’ve smelled in some time. The limited edition eau de parfum was created by the same nose at their Zen fragrance back in 2007 and this is the third edition of the fragrance.

This one is called a chypre-floral blend with notes of jasmine absolute, freesia, patchouli, incense and black vanilla. And actually, as I sniff-sniff away at my wrist, this one seems quite fitting for a man too.  

$68/1.6oz @

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

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Review&Swatches - Urban Decay Vice Palette

Probably the coolest palette I’ve seen in a long time is the Vice Palette from URBAN DECAY. It’s twenty brand new eye shadows in one solid compact and it’s part of their Holiday 2012 Collection.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Let Eucerin's Aquaphor Heal It All

Aquaphor-Healing-Ointment-Advanced-Therapy-Healing-OintmentMove over Vaseline because EUCERIN’s Aquaphor Healing Ointment Advanced Therapy is fast becoming my go-to for what ales skin.

Is it chapped? Apply Eucerin Aquaphor Healing Ointment.

Eczema? Apply Aquaphor Eucerin Healing Ointment.

Lips Chapped? Apply Eucerin Aquaphor Healing Ointment.

Use these for anything you use Vaseline for but this one is unscented, parabens-free, dye-free and most of all, totally non-greasy.

And it comes in a tube or tub tub and there’s even one for lips. Reasonably priced for $4.99 and up @ and drugstores nationwide.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Review&Swatches - Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour

The LAURA MERCIER line just came out with some new lipsticks called Crème Smooth Lip Colour and I’ve got one here that I reviewed and swatched. The color shown here is Pink Dusk ($26 @ and I just can’t get over how much I’m loving this shade, as well as it being super moisturizing. Could that be the vitamin E inside it? I got about 3 hours of weightless wear of this and I’m excited to try some of the other 18 shades offered.

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Fall Lip Pick - Bobbi Brown 'Uber Basics' Rich Lip Colors

I used to think that going au natural meant not wearing a stitch of makeup. Yes, you can totally do that but I rather the polished au natural look and the latest collection from BOBBI BROWN called Uber Basics is helping me do just that.

We all know that Ms. Brown built her brand on this concept so I’m glad that she expanded it into four color stories that have a corresponding Eye Shadow, Sparkle Eye Shadow, Blush, Rich Lip Color and High Shimmer Lip Gloss. This makes it super easy for the novice.

The brand just came out with four new Rich Lip Color SPF 12 and I was able to get my paws on three of them. Wanna see more pictures and swatches? Click after the pic.


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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Are You A Goddess?

In what area do you splurge on when it comes to beauty? For me, it’s mascara and hair care products.

Remember when you heard about J.Lo and her mink false eyelashes? Well now you can get yours and they will not break the bank.

GODDESS LASHES hand makes cruelty-free false eyelashes that us non-J.Lo’s can splurge and believe me, I would totally put these in the splurge or gift-for-the-best-friend category or part of the upcoming  Holiday Gift Guide! $150 to $250 pair @

Would you consider buying yourself mink false eyelashes?

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