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Sunday, August 31, 2008
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Saturday, August 30, 2008
Beauty Anonymous reviews YSL's fall eye shadow palette.
Alison of the The Advice Sisters Guide to Life, Success & Happiness Blog thinks that Sue Devitt's Bermuda Triangle is a Great Way to Banish Wrinkles!
Viva Woman discovers that baking soda really whitens her teeth!
Looking for a lipgloss that will stay put and last a long time? Then check out The Makeup Divas review on the Mac Lustre Twins.
Fabulous Over Forty discusses all week about her experience at the L'Oreal Color Space at the MN State Fair.
Monique at Beauty Girl Musings is surprised by a new fall lip color. Find out which one!
What are Jamie's 3 must-haves? Find out at Girl-Woman-Beauty-Brains-Blog.
Crave for beautifully rejuvenated skin with absolutely no cost at all? Find out at Beauty Tyrant, she has whipped up askin rejuvenating peach facial!. You'll love your skin even more now.
Beauty Blogging Junkie has partnered with Three Custom Color to provide 25 readers with TCC's new Watercolours for Cheeks in Wallflower, a dewy beige. Click here for more info on how to enter.
If you're a Bobbi Brown makeup fan (and who isn't?) Beauty411 has the latest on new Bobbi Brown palettes!
MissWhoever-You-Are has found out how you can get a free tote YSL tote during Fashion Week. No Joke!
Wondering about Fall's Makeup Trends? Learn how apply a Pretty Power Pout like the pros on A Mom in Red High Heels.
Thought hair mousse was just an 80's trend? Think again. Daily Dose of Coffee tries out one of the most interesting hair mousses ever: Sebastian Whipped Creme.
Product Girl shows you how to make your own lipstick palette and it's easy as pie!
Don't miss out on your chance to win the entire line of Sera Anti-Aging skincare products over at Beauty in Real Life.
Chocolate lipliner? Sounds good, looks great! See it at Glossypink!
The Beauty Alchemist hits drugstore paydirt with Jergens Renew Lotion.
LashBlast had better watch her back. There's a new voluptuous lash in town, and she's wearing Exceptionnel de Chanel Intense Volume and Curl Mascara. The creamy formula and six-sided brush took Spoiled Pretty's lashes up, up and away!
Butterfly Diary reviews the luxurious collection by Sultana de Saba , whose Body Karite Butter and Honey Mask will make Cleopatra wish she had been reborn. Check it out! .
Friday, August 29, 2008
Pastel prints inspired by Japanese art feature chrysanthemums and hazy blue skies while structured leather is softened with touches of leaf appliqué. Relaxed and draped silhouettes feature hues of a sumptuous green garden that are intensified with Van Gogh inspired prints of the same palette. Summer comes full circle with architectural shapes and defined prints of sleek stripes and laser cut lace."
Rebecca Taylor, shows us a look that is more whimsical than I usually think of her, but it's very cute. Not sure if that skirt is a bubble style or the drawing simply looks that way.
“The Rebecca Taylor girl for Spring 2009 is a bohemian world traveler. She mixes her inherited couture pieces from her French actress mother with great finds gathered from exotic locations around the globe.”
"Rebecca Taylor’s Spring 2009 Collection is inspired by the global traveler, flowers from her home garden, and ethnic prints with a feminine twist. Print mixed tops and dresses, light weight cashmere cardigans, and versatile bohemian beaded pieces that will transition seamlessly from day to night round out the collection. The color palette includes pretty, dreamy colors with shots of purple crayon, watermelon, and apple green. Rebecca Taylor’s favorite piece this Spring is a lightweight, paisley printed silk dress that evokes walks through the lavender fields of Province"
I will be at Fashion Week again, but just for a few days. I will see as much as I can and report in. I am in the midst of wildly trying to plan it.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Price is 72.00 for 3.4 oz
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
I have to say this is one of the best lotions I've tried in awhile. It's very moisturizing but not greasy, my skin actually seems smoother, and it has a nice, slight blueberry/pom scent to it.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Monique at Beauty Girl Musings discovers it's what's on the inside that counts with Elizabeth Grant's Vitamin C Body Lotion.
Viva Woman tells you how John Masters Organics Vitamin C Anti-Aging Serum & John Masters Organics Mandarin Maximum Moisture help to lighten up some of her pigmentation caused by sun damage.
Beauty's SPOT figures out that waxing and plucking may be a thing a of the past with the Artemis Woman Personal Groomer.
Don't forget to enter Girl-Woman-Beauty-Brains-Blog free giveaway from MORE Magazine.
Frappelattes gives L'Oreal's new Bare Naturale Mineral Mascara a spin and lets us know how it delivers.
Roselyn from Makeup Makes Me Happy counts down the 10 most wacky beauty tips, that actually work!. You may just be surprised to see what they are!
Win a RisWallet from A Mom in Red High Heels. It's a hands-free solution for a busy woman!
Beauty411 tells you about a product that will help yourewind lines and wrinkles. And it's completely painless!
Want a gorgeous tan without damaging your skin? Beauty Tyrant has found a summer must-have sunscreen that lets you enjoy the sun without worrying about your skin!
Meredith at Daily Dose of Coffee offers up some tips on purchasing the perfect mascara for YOU.
How to get your skin glowing like Beyonce-Talking Makeup!
The girls over at Beauty in Real Life are at it again...check out their latest giveaways with Luzern Labs and Sanctuary Spas.
Beauty Anonymous reveals her travel-friendly beauty goodies.
To celebrate the kickoff of the new Hills season, Glossypink tells you how to score Whitney Port's beautiful makeup.
Product Girl is having a giveaway and you can enter to win Essie's 6-piece fall collection. Good luck!
Ah, Fall! Celebrate the peculiar and sexy scents of Autumn with Fifty-Cent Head and Black Phoenix Alchemy Labs.
Find out what Beauty Blogging Junkie is using to hydrate her chlorine-ravaged locks here.
Friday, August 22, 2008
Hard Candy products are 75% off. ( no code needed)
If you've been eyeing the new lipsticks ( as I have) this may be the time to buy, while you stockpile Primer Potion.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I am glad I like it, since I really want that bottle. I have just a sample at the moment and wouldn't want to end up with a full bottle of something not so good.
Violet, Blackcurrant, Mandarin
Bulgarian Rose, Rose essence, Jasmine
Iris Butter, Vetiver
100 ml $ 150.00
50ml $ 110.00
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
First up: Molton Brown
To celebrate the launch of their new travel essentials, the Molton Brown emporium invites customers to sip on some travel-inspired beverages to commemorate areas from around the world that are both popular travel destinations as well as locations where Molton Brown is sold.
On Wednesday August 20th from 5pm-close, customers can enjoy plum wine and chilled sake to experience the taste of Japan.
On Wednesday August 27th from 5pm-close, customers can enjoy Australian wine to celebrate the Molton Brown emporia opening there in the fall.
Travel brochures from both locations above will be available to clientele on the both days so customers can not only learn about Molton Brown, but get some great vacation ideas as well.
With every purchase of one Molton Brown travel essential (the traveller, globe trekker or stowaway-pictured $80.00) customers will be entered into a raffle to win a Molton Brown leather travel bag packed with Molton Brown therapies.
California - South Coast Plaza
3333 Bristol Street, Suite 2860
714 549 5951
Mon - Fri: 10 - 9.30pm
Sun: 11 - 6.30pm
Pennsylvania - King of Prussia
King of Prussia Mall
2nd level of the Plaza
160 N. Gulph Road, Suite 2375
King of Prussia, PA 19406
610 337 3051
Mon - Sat: 10 - 9.30pm
Sun: 11 - 7pm
New York - Madison Avenue
515 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022
212 755 7194
Mon - Fri: 10 - 7pm
New York - SoHo
128 Spring Street (between Greene and Wooster)
New York, NY 10012
212 965 1740
Mon - Sat: 10 - 8pm
Sun: 11 - 7pm
New York - Third Avenue
1098 Third Avenue
Btwn 64th + 65th
New York, 10021
212 744 6430
Mon - Fri: 10 - 7pm
Sun: 12 - 5pm
New Jersey - Short Hills
The Mall at Short Hills
Molton Brown Suite B-127
1200 Morris Turnpike
New Jersey 07078
Mon - Fri: 10 - 9pm
Sun: 12 - 6pm
Next: Owl's Lab is a cool shop in NYC that also has a website. For a limited time you can get 30% off your online purchase of some big designer labels. Use code hc08 at http://www.owlslab.com/
Some labels you will see:
Citizens of Humanity
Paul and Joe
Vera Wang Lavender Label and more
OK, are we going to wear black lips ? There's a dark lip and then there's black. I have to say I have never given thought to black. I have worn green once upon a time, and I love MAC Corsette gloss which to me is quite dark.
Only 500 of the sets will be available in the United States, exclusively at the Bloomingdale’s 59th Street location, http://www.lancome-usa.com/ and the five Lancôme boutiques.It sells for 48.00. The waiting list at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street has just opened. You can call 212-705-2886 to add your name
Monday, August 18, 2008
Ed Hardy fragrances have been out awhile but I hadn't tried them until this weekend. I knew the woman's scent was fruit based and it very much is. It is very Strawberry and Musk, but not overpowering, not in your face. It actually goes on fairly soft. The vanilla is there too and I get a touch of the muguet( lily). It's very much a girly fragrance.
The men's scent I liked the best. It is also not overly strong and isn't too aquatic like many men's are. One of the top notes is sage and that is very present with a light touch of citrus. By the drydown the woodsy-ness has come out.
I could see this appealing to many men and some women.
These are great starter scents for the younger set, but really, I don't like to ascribe scent to age. I think you should wear what you like either way. That said, I think this is definitely on the may buy list for my 19 year old cousin this Christmas.
Late fall will bring more new scents from this line.
Apple Souffle, Strawberry, Mango, Ruby Red Grapefruit
Freesia , Muguet , Linden
Amber, Musk, Tonka Bean,Vanilla Pudding
Bergamot, Clary sage, Mandarin, Thuja
Mint Julep accord, Ozone
Musks, Sequoia Forest, Amber
Ed Hardy for Men and Women is available at
Macy’s, Nordstrom, Bon Ton, Boscovs, Gottschalks, Stage Stores, Sephoras and Ulta.
Prices are $55 for the 1.7 oz version and $75 for the 3.4 oz.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Three sultry cream liners and a sparkling loose shimmer in one mirrored pot. These liners provide totally customizable eye definition that doesn’t flake, run or tug. An ideal tool for creating the perfect smoky eye, the mistake-proof formula is ultra-smooth and super-blendable. The loose shimmer provides the finishing touch for wickedly lovely eyes.
Available in: Wicked Lovely (liners: metallic taupe, metallic bronze, metallic charcoal; shimmer: sparkling pewter)
Get a gorgeous rush of color with this ultra-luxurious, long-wearing blush. Packaged in an innovative swivel mirror compact, BLUSH RUSH is perfect for touch-ups on the go.
Available in: CHARM (soft warm pink)
EYE SHADOW DUOS ($24)
Sweep these luxurious shadow duos across lids for a super smoldering look. The velvety cashmere texture glides on and blends smoothly for gorgeous looks that last. These shimmering duos can be worn day or night to play up eyes.
Available in: SEXY/DEMURE (muted brown, shimmering peach), SINFUL/PURE (dirty teal, shimmering ivory)
DOUBLETAKE LIP COLOR in ($22)
A double-ended lip pencil and creamy lip color in one, this vitamin-packed formula has caffeine and nourishing wheat glycerides to moisturize and protect your pout while defining lips and imparting beautiful luminous color.
Available in: GOSSAMER (lip color: peachy pink; pencil: soft pink)
BIONIC MASCARA ($19)
BIONIC is the first ionic mascara that delivers longer, stronger and more voluminous super-power lashes. The specially engineered brush gently coats lashes with a long-wearing, water-resistant formula for a high impact lash in just one sweep. Aloe, wheat protein, and silk strengthen and condition.
Available in: BLACK
http://www.smashbox.com/ and sephora, department stores.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Sephora is now carrying YSL Makeup. This is great news since the line has always been harder to get , only at luxury dept. stores and recently on the brand's new site. I could rave about so many of the products but will just mention the Eclat de Givre shadow( shown). It's wonderful and the new 5 color Harmony shadows. I am partial to the green ( you can read about it here), but would buy them all if I could. The Touch Eclat is legendary and deservedly so.
Jouer was a cool beauty brand that just went away a few years ago. The brand is back exclusively at Henri Bendel now and online as of Aug. 15th at http://www.jouercosmetics.com/. There are nice palettes to mix and match with, and most items are multi use.
Bergdorf Goodman in NY has one of the best Guerlain spaces. They carry pretty much the whole line. They are now having some special preview/events if you happen to be in the area. If not, the makeup and some fragrances are online, and everything can be ordered and sent anywhere by calling Jason ( thats him in the pic there) at the counter-(212) 872-2734 . I highly recommend the Kiss Kiss lipsticks.
Come to the Guerlain Boutique, Bergdorf Goodman for a magical experience of pampering Tuesday, August 26th through Saturday, August 30th. Book your specialized appointment for:
-1 Hour Orchidee Imperiale Facials w/ National Facialist
-Private Consultations w/ National Make-up Artists previewing the New Limited Fall Color Collection & New Foundation
-New Limited Edition Fragrances Les Elixirs Charnels, (only 100 pieces available of each, exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman )
-Champagne & Chocolates(the best part)
-Whats New in Fall Colors?
Limited Edition Collection KissKiss Color Play Lip Palette, 2 Eyeshadow 4 Shades jeu de Nacre & Jeu de Nuit, Parure Aqua SPF 20 & Parure Extreme SPF 25 Liquid Foundations, 6 New Blushs 4 Eclats, 6 New KissKiss lipstick shades & New Formula KissKiss Extreme Lipsticks, 6 shades!
Lancôme’s Purchase with Purchase offering at Bergdorf Goodman and Belk Lancôme counters gives you fashion and beauty all-in-one. For just $35.00 with any Lancôme purchase, you’ll receive a chic( and large) grey and burgundy tote filled with deluxe samples of our best-selling products including: Color Fever gloss and lipstick, Color Design eye shadow quad, Blush Subtil, Hypnôse mascara, Bi-Facil, Absolue Premium Bx face and night cream and a three piece brush set.
Macys is also having their own Lancome GWP right now as well.
Malle in Allure-
Perfumer Frederic Malle writes a column each month for Allure and September's is a really good one. He talks about many of the scents I've highlighted lately incl. Creed Love in Black and Estee Lauder's Sensuous as well as the newer version of YSL Elle.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
The lit has 3 shades of brow color to mix and blend as needed, plus a very tiny and cute pair of tweezers, a mini brush and mini comb/brush.
The powder is very matte as brows should be and is a hard powder. The blending brush is a bit hard on the brow area, but it does get the job done. The shades are all on the darker side, as you would expect with brown. The lightest shade just works for me. I like how everything is packed in one container , and it comes in one of those nice velvet pouches that certain Chanel goodies arrive in. There is even a card to help you with application, not that you would need that.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
The newest in fragrance luxury, inspired by the irrepressible spirit of the young Coco Chanel. Shimmering body gel leaves a delicate sheen on skin, bringing a luminous touch to shoulders, arms and décolleté, while imparting the feminine and sexy scent of COCO MADEMOISELLE. Chicly showcased in a contoured flacon with stopper, the sparkling formula
beckons invitingly through the glass. 1.5 oz. $65.00
Monday, August 11, 2008
Plum Du Bois is a new MAC blush coming with the Cult of Cherry Collection later this month. I am loving it. I really thought at first look it would be too dark for me but with my bit of summer color , and some blending it's fine.
It's a gorgeous shade, not straight plum , but with a bit of brownish- brick going on. Much different than my other MAC plum fave Plum Foolery. Now for the super pale it may not work. I think when winter rolls around it may end being too much on me as well. Yes this is a fall shade, but with a tan it's looking good. Really brightens me up and works as nice contour too. It also has lots of nice shimmer.
Top picture is with flash, second one not.
At stores Aug. 21st
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Come check out what hair products The Makeup Divas are raving about.
Beauty Tyrant has found the foundation that can make you 5 years younger!. She'll tell you whether that's a truth or myth
Monique at Beauty Girl Musings tries out the much buzzed about It! Cosmetics Abs in a Box. find out what she thinks!
Beauty Anonymous falls in love with the Trance Deep Eyes Palette from Coffret D'Or Summer 2008 Collection!
Be sure to enter the [comfort zone] giveaway at Fabulous Over Forty
Bare Budget Beauty is giving away three new Maybelline The Colossal Volum' Express Mascaras! Enter today to win!
Beauty's SPOT has the exclusive pics of Duffy in NIVEA's new campaign for Fashion Rocks. The pictures will appear this month in Conde Nast's most fabulous titles as they ring in Fashion Week with the fifth annual concert.
Enter to win designer sunglasses from Girl-Woman-Beauty-Brains-Blog.
Viva Woman looks at what causes your foundation makeup to oxidize and turn darker and how to best prevent it.
Look at what product A Mom in Red High Heels 'borrowed' from her husband and loves! He's not getting it back!
MissWhoever-You-Are has a peek at Harper's Bazaar September Fall issue and it's cover girl Tyra Banks.
How to get Fergie's Bohemian Hair Style with Redken-Talking Makeup.
Product Girl plays with Josie Maran's line and takes a look at her Finger Paints.
Beauty Blogging Junkie is giving away ten bottles of Redken Full Frame 07 Protective Volumizing Mousse! Enter here to win.
Beauty411 shares her new secret weapon to phenomenal fluttering lashes!
Check out Glossypink's Haute Couture Runway Beauty picks!
The Advice Sisters Guide to Life, Success & Happiness Blog it rocks!
Jenn and Christine at Beauty In Real Life are giving away a Tassi
Click here to enter.
In the spirit of the 2008 Summer Olympics, Spoiled Pretty has teamed up with Beauty Blogging Junkie for some synchronized beauty blogging. These trained beauty athletes are providing readers with a dream team of products expertly culled from their extensive reviews. Find out which products take home the gold.
It's a “buy two get one free” promotion for all Boots skincare and cosmetics on the CVS website. The promotion can be used for an unlimited amount of Boots products, so for every two Boots products purchased, customers will receive one free.
Additional benefits: spend $50 on CVS.com and receive free shipping
August 2 – 15, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
Trying to do all this gives me new appreciation for the celebs that do this on an almost daily basis. They may have helpers or hair people etc. but they still need to look fab and have it all pulled together. The time involved for them has to be huge. Even with free clothes.
So without further ado here's what I wigged out about and did beginning Sunday night while trying to sleep.
-- Realize that DIY pedicure looks pathetic. No time to change it , why did I pick this shade and such an old polish to boot ?
-- Nails looking not too good. No time to polish even, so file and whip out my trusty Neutrogena Nail Pen. Had this for years. Swipe on 2 coats and at least the nails have a shine to them.
-- Go to some stores ( not a big choice where I live but sometimes it's good) to see if I can come up with something better than what I have. Not really. Buy a skirt. Decide it's nice but not really what I want. Now have to return it.
--Plan my makeup, yes plan it. I always am thinking about what I need to do with that if it's an all day thing or a big event. My makeup not only gets complimented on, but truly does make it thru the whole day. What I used:
Estee Lauder Double Wear Powder foundation with MAC Minerlize Skinfinish over it.
EL Turbolash mascara
Benefit She Laq to hold eyeshadow from YSL on.
- -Self Tan legs. Keep out of pool even on hot day so it doesn't strip color.
-- Luckily hair was easy. Styled nice, used my Redken headset 25 hairspray
and get asked by an SA at Bendels if I just came from salon. Who hoo. He wasn't even trying to make a sale. Told you that stuff is gold.
--Because I am semi casual I wear strappy, sharp, mid wedge heels shoes. Yes my feet ended up hurting, they still do, but the shoes looked darn good.
End Result- Fine of course. we worry about these things and we look fine. No one paid any attention to my pedi I doubt, or even that much to what I wore. We got hand massages so that made my nails look better.
At the party I was less dressed up or way more dressed up depending.
I'm not a celeb so no one notices much, but I do, and that matters to me. Not high maintenance here, but not low either. Just need to remember that usually it all comes together.
Can you relate ?
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
"See a shoe and Pick it up and all day long you’ll have Good Luck. "
Also , a bottle with a dangling, wearable Robert Lee Morris shoe necklace will be on counters for $ 575.00
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Tink at Casual Lavish explores other color options for Chanel Rodeo Drive nail polish.
Monique at Beauty Girl Musings is having a fabulous giveaway of Marini Lash! Be sure to enter, and long lush lashes could be yours!
At Bare Budget Beauty, Jenn compares MAC Tendertones and the new L'Oreal HiP Jelly Balms! Which one do you think will win?
The Daily Cookie is celebrating her first reader newsletter with a GIVEAWAY! Sign up and enter for your chance to win a Kat Von D True Romance Beethoven palette for you and a friend.
Roselyn from Makeup Makes Me Happy is back from her Caribbean vacation with a gorgeous Barbie-inspired makeup tutorial featuring pinks, blues, and purple hues from the latest M.A.C. collections!
Jamie of Girl-Woman-Beauty-Brains-Blog questions whether hair extensions are worth the price.
Viva Woman shares a list of where to get free or inexpensive mineral makeup samples.
Is your makeup slip slidin' away in the heat? Beauty411 shares her thoughts on Skindinavia Makeup Primers and Finishing Spray
Beauty's SPOT addresses the toxic lipstick drama with, Lipstick, To Die For
Alison of the Advice Sisters Guide to Life, Success & Happiness Blog is loving a do-it-yourself fragrance kit by Bramble Berry that lets you create a signature scent in literally, seconds!
Beauty Anonymous shares a review on Guerlain KissKiss Maxi Shine - Sheer Colours Volume Effect Lipstick!
The Beauty of Life may have been a blush novice before, but with Benefit Posietint in her life now she's totally hooked!
Beauty Tyrant has found the best waterproof mascara. She is currently swimming with mascara and loving her lush lashes!
Elke finds what was shown in the "Sex & the City movie, beauty wise.
Beauty Blogging Junkie shows you how you can channel a Mad Men character at various price points.
Glossypink gives you the lowdown on which Anastasia brow products are a hit, and which ones are a miss.
Fabulous Over Forty is talking Fall beauty collections this week. See what products are her favorites and what are not for women over forty.
Enter Beauty in Real Life's giveaway for a Kara James Rae Wristlet and some CoverGirl cosmetics!
Spoiled Pretty is hosting an egg-cellent giveaway. Enter today to win a PedEgg! You know you're dying to try it...
Frappelattes provides a how to apply foundation guide.
"And because it’s always a nice day for a White Wedding, LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics are celebrating the wedding season by giving away the new White Wedding bath bomb absolutely free on Saturday August 2nd and Saturday August 9th!"
"Every hour, on the hour from 12pm – 5pm, a runaway bride will appear outside your local LUSH store to throw her bouquet. Catch the bouquet and you will be the lucky winner to receive this limited edition bath bomb."
Friday, August 1, 2008
Easy extra applications
PS- It is also the most glam mascara tube ever.