Browsing Posts from February 2013

Friday, February 08, 2013

Get Luminized with bareMinerals and IT Cosmetics

How are you with applying face highlighters? You know, a little above the cheekbones, under the brows, down the center of the nose, in the cleavage. Here are two I’m recommending if you want to add them to your beauty regime. And these especially look nice in an evening look.

Bare-Minerals-Secret-Radiance-and-IT-Cosmetics-Hello-Light-Illuminating-PowderBARE ESCENTUALS bareMinerals Secret Radiance All-Over Face Color ($19/.85g @ – From the Remix Collection, this one has a golden hue to it to really give you a luminescent look. And I like that it’s buildable.

And they also just came out with a Buxom Divine Goddess Luminzer if you like a non-powder version. Only available @ sephora for $28.

IT COSMETICS Hello Light Powder Illuminizer ($24 @ – Yes, this is a nice pressed luminizer and all but I don’t think the brand can put out a product without incorporating anti-aging ingredients … and that’s a good thing, right? But since this feature is about how a product performs, know that the formula infuses micronized pigments of light to blur those imperfections and it does it well. *sigh* Brill!

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Wanna Smell Heaven? L'Occitane Shea Butter Honey Cream Is Here!

L'Occitane-Shea-Butter-Whipped-Body-Cream-openIf you’ve been with me for a while then you know my love for products made with honey. And the latest one I cannot get enough of is L’OCCITANE’s new Shea Butter Honey Whipped Body Cream ($22/2.5oz @ Not only does this limited-edition cream smells heavenly and so comforting, but it is really light and my skin drinks this stuff in! I can’t rave about this one more as it’s teetering on Hall of Fame status right now, but only time will tell.

Will you check this one out?

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Juliette Has a Gun - Mad Madame

Juliette-Has-a-Gun-in-Mad-MadameRarely does a scent make me want to go do something to truly experience/enjoy it but this next one does. I don’t think the JULIETTE HAS A GUN brand could make a non-50 Shades of Grey fragrance even if they tried. The latest addition to the brand pays tribute to the woman who dares and goes by the name, Mad Madame, and it’s purely intoxicating, to put it bluntly.

Launch at the end of 2012, this green chypre rose scent is not for the faint of heart, seriously. If you can handle a heavy scent, with thick notes, then go for it. If floral is more your speed, you should pass on this one.

Back to what this one makes me want to do. First, apply it to the sexiest points along my skin long after the sun has set, go deep into my closet and pull out my longest blackest dress, light every candle in the house, put the needle down on a Sister of Mercy record, apply some blood red lipstick and sip champagne out of a goblet, all while donning the chicest headpiece you ever did see. $135/3oz @

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Orogold Cosmetics 24K Deep Peeling

I’ve always been interested in any kind of exfoliator – body, face, everywhere, really. One thing that seems just as popular these days but seems like more of a trend is gold, as in, gold inside products. I was at the ISSE (International Salon & Spa Expo) last weekend and I was totally drawn into one booth that was showcasing the “most expensive bottle of nail polish in the world,” that had black diamonds inside it. Not sure of the benefit though.

Anyway, the latest including gold in its products is an anti-aging line going by the name, OROGOLD COSMETICS. The product I tried was their 24K Deep Peeling and click after the jump to see how it worked.


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Friday, February 01, 2013

This Product WILL Change Your Life

Over my lifetime, I’ve tried all different kinds of hair removal – waxing (ouch), plucking (double ouch), shaving (dealable but have to do it too often), depilatory creams (for specific areas of the body, perfect, but not for all), and the ultimate professional laser hair removal (tried a few times but too expensive for my pocketbook, as much as I wanted to continue doing it.

When I first heard of the TRIA, I thought, it’s about time, an at-home laser for hair removal. Finally, I can stop contemplating the Groupons I see for professional laser treatments and put the process in my own hands, literally.

Tria-Beauty-hair-removal-laserThis 9 1/2" tall device is the first FDA-cleared  hair removal mechanism for at-home use. It has 5, what they call, comfort settings so you can set how strong the laser is depending on which area you are treating. The only downside is that it’s not for all skin tones – those with light to medium and naturally brown or black hair will benefit most but those with red, white, gray, or blond hair won’t benefit. Give it time! They’ll come out with one that will treat you too, I’m sure.

So how did this one work? Well, I’ve been using it every two weeks (on Sunday eves) since late November and at this point, I think I have about 70% of the hair on my legs, arms, underarms and bikini area gone or at least significantly slowed its production. It’s odd but a few of the areas seem to have taken to this better than others. Like the 5 or 6 hairs that grow on my two big toes (I inherited this from my dear father) are gone, the hair growth on my legs below the knee has pretty much stopped, with the exception of a stray hair here or there. My underarms have not taken to this as well as I’d hoped but I’m still going to use it every 2 weeks until it stops. I’m determined and what do I have to lose, besides hair?

Choose from Blush or Green for $449 @

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

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