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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Legs Luxuriate

Everyday is spa-delicious. Our legs bask in a luxurious culmination of blueberries and mint. The unusual concoction smells of a sweet but minty cool sensation. Between the organic antioxidant, anthocyanidins, found in blueberries, and refreshingly invigorating mint oil, our legs have never looked more vibrant and baby smooth.

But, we love Blueberry Mint for the velvety silky way it leaves our legs feeling. Quite frankly, our legs look 10 years younger and we attribute this to any unbelievable shave cream turned soothing spa in a bottle.

For $32, it’s the perfect treat for anyone obsessed with the appearance and feel of their legs. This is our latest beauty secret. For anyone looking to retain invigorate the legs into a healthy, flawless and ageless look, Whish even soothes sore achy leg muscles.

Monday, February 04, 2008

100% Natural

A moment on the lips doesn’t have to mean a lifetime on the hips with healthy balanced nutrition for your sexiest feature. A gentle infusion of the freshest, purest minerals on the earth, this nourishing blend of exotic oils, natural waxes, and plant extracts create the long wearing and long lasting formula. Each Bare Escentuals 100% Natural Lipcolor, $15 contains no artificial dyes and uses only natural minerals as colorants with no chemical preservatives, artificial ingredients or irritants. The oh so smooth moisturizing formula has superior color payoff, glides easily onto lips, and is long wearing with a light scent of natural, calming lavender oil. Jojoba, Macadamia and Coconut Oil treat and heal dry lips as you wear, with vitamin E and Barley Lipids protecting and improving the overall condition of the lips. We love: Parfait, a rosy neutral brown that looks great on all skin tones.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Rock On

Make like a Rock Star with pure powder metallic eyeshadow in eye capturing hues of copper, gold and pearl guaranteed to add spot stealing color to any party make up. Ultra pigmented for a long lasting color play, the cutesy little packaging adds another aspect of unique to the lush Lorac Cosmetics latest and is fast becoming a cult cosmetic product that really does rock. Watch out for this exclusive line as it’s hitting Hollywood hard and attracting a bevy of beautiful, A list celebrity wearers clamoring for the Glam Rocks, $16 precious metals.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Bye-Bye Blackhead, Hello Taut Skin

It’s the type of skin artillery that make-up artists deploy on the celebrity face palette. Joey New York Instant Chemistry Quick Blackhead Dissolver Gel, $25 refines an age defying and healing therapy. For the face with enlarged pores and blackheads, this face treat contains Marine Collagen that helps the skin drink a Prozymex HBT enzyme exposing youthful skin.

This fast acting gel treatment works miraculously. With its multi-functional purposes, Joey New York Instant Chemistry Quick Blackhead Dissolver Gel goes well beyond alleviating blackheads and tightening up oversized pores. As it heals and minimizes acne breakouts, it even manages to ease the appearances of wrinkles. This skin enhancement completes the daily beauty regimen.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

A Fresh Breeze

A simply must have product for every girly girl who wants to keep that morning showered scent all day no matter how hot things get. Principessa Bianco Breeze Hair and Body Powder, $22 can be sprinkled from tresses to tootsies, absorbing excess oil whilst leaving the soft scent of violet leaves, rose petal and neroli on the skin as it soothes and freshens. The talc free powder means you really will be able to get away with not washing your hair every day with scalp soaking powers and extracts of chamomile, calendula and Aloe that will leave your hair and body clean, calm and soft on the outside no matter how you’re feeling on the inside!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Big Bold Hair in 5

Glamorous hair goes bold and vivacious. How do celebrities like Jessica Simpson achieve the big and beautiful locks? B More, $15 building spray by Benniefactor takes tresses to new volumizing heights:

  • Use a dryer that has a diffuser attachment
  • When hair is almost dry, apply gel or other styling product from the roots to the ends of the hair.
  • Using a round brush, lift hair from the roots as close as possible while pulling hair in a vertical styling motion. Continue drying hair.
  • Next, take the brush dry, and spritz until b more until its worked through each layer of hair.
  • For a final firming hold, spray another round of be more and be more daring.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Something Fishy

Hot on the heels of their awarding winning Men’s Range, London’s Soho coolest salon Fish have launched something for the girls. Angel Fish is a funky range of seven must have care and styling products that are the answer to ultra sexy hair anytime day or night. No other range offers this kind of extreme heat shield with an advanced formula that improves the smoothness of the hair, reduces friction and protects the strength of the hair shaft. With UV Filters, Panthenol and Glycerin you can be good to your hair whatever you get up to on your night out! We especially love the Puffer Fish Volumising Root Spray approx $20.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Hard To Get

Everyone wondered how Gwyneth Paltrow kept those glistening locks through pregnancy, a hectic schedule and living in London Smog? The answer is the cult Japanese brand, Molto Bene B: Oce Hair Care. A bit of a mouthful but worth it for the headful of vibrant, hydrated locks you will get from using these lovelies. Silk proteins and amino acids shampoo, treat and repair for even the most damaged, dull disaster hair. Hard to get, easy to love. The range starts at $16 and goes up to $64.00 but in our opinion is worth every yen…sorry dollar.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Let It Snow

Snow. Wind. Cold. A brand new idea for smooth, silky skin for all of our cold-weather gal pals. Product Body's new complexion balm, Ski Bomb, $18, slips under makeup to help smooth the complexion. Enriched with shea, cocoa, macadamia and sal butters to moisturize, as well as beeswax for protection and a healthy dose of vitamin E, fragrance-free Ski Bomb can also be worn alone on bare skin. It's indispensable and in demand when tempetures drop to protect your skin from harsh weather conditions so that you can do whatever you want this winter.
Do you know a mama-to-be? Gift something from Joanna's new line, Mama Bomb. Specially formulated to nourish, protect, and soothe the fragile skin of babies and the delicate skin of mothers.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Camouflaging Darkness to Light

For us brunettes gone blonde, it’s not always easy timing the next salon appointment with “new growth.” Most of know us it takes about three weeks for dark roots to break scalp ground. And yet, us busy girls try to stretch those visits too far apart? So, what’s a bottled-blonde to do between touch-ups?


For just $21, this hair-coloring product is a blonde’s best lifesaver. Last month, as the Christmas holiday crept upon our life, there was no time to schedule time with Jerry (our colorist). So, we had bought Natural for one of those rainy days when a salon appointment is out of the question. And Rene Furterer Naturia Dry Shampoo, filled in our darkness with light in three easy steps:

· Spritz 6-10 inches away from dark roots,

· Massage into the head Let dry for 10-15 minutes

· Gently brush tresses, blend into other hair color and voila

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Sudsy Hand Candy

When panache is an important aspect of your life, it’s only inevitable that hand washing would be an indulgent experience. That’s why Daub and Bauble fits the hygiene order. Hands can almost feel its moisturizing ingredients: a blend of vitamin E, aloe vera and vegetable glycerin.

Fragrances are potent but not too overbearing. Scents are bold yet not too ostentatious to alienate the wearer. Tried the Sirocco, dubbed the Italian’s popular table fruit, it smells of sweet oranges spiked with cloves balanced to a subtle perfection. But that’s not all.

The soft Hand Soap, $9 comes in three decorative designs. They are actually limited editions presented in an eco-friendly bottle. It’s the type of hand candy that goes well beyond washing and moisturizing, trancending into something intoxicatingly delicious.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Daily Special

Feed your face literally with the with yummy, indulgent sweet and savory skin treats from Befine Food Skincare. Create a recipe for skin success with products such as Pore Refining Scrub, $21 with Coconut and Jojoba to instantly tighten and clean pores or their Gentle Cleanser, $16 with Avena Sativa Oat Bran Extract to remove the every day with just a hint of mint. Befine have come up with the fact that the same foods that are good for you to eat are good for your skin and who are we to argue as we reach for Night Cream , $20 with Cocoa Caffeine to keep your skin working even when you are sleeping. Now guys, I think its time to work on something with white chocolate in it ……

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Have Soap, Will Travel

Happy Sunday! Buy this soap and it will travel. The smell of lemongrass mingled in a rich minty scent evokes sensations of tingling refreshment. It’s how we started our day, this morning. While all hotels carry their brand of soap and shampoos, we like to carry our own. That’s why Danielle and Company is our favorite traveling companion. In case, you’re confused, Danielle and Company makes soap, our favorite soap. We prefer the Lemongrass and Peppermint Scent, $8 because it helps transition to focus for the long day ahead.

And for other naturalists, this soap comes in other fragrances and contains a 100% natural vegetable base of:

· Coconut Oil
· Palm Oil
· Castor Oil
· Safflower Oil
· Shea Butter
· Glycerin
· Purified Water
· Sodium Hydroxide (Lye)
· Sorbitol Sorbitan Oleate
· Soybean Protein

Exclusively available at http://www.danielleandcompany.com/shop/

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Wash it Without Water

Flat-ironed hair achieves a rapid refreshing with Ojon Rub-out Dry Cleanser. Our hair is slightly wavy so preserving thermal treatment helps minimize that amount of heat and stress applied to our tresses. So finding this easy way to clean and refresh our hair saves so much time. Now, it’s also ideal for a business trip, workout or just between washings. And, it even works on any hair types as it:

Clears impurities

Removes toxins

Eliminates excess oil

Erases product build-up

While some may think that $24 is a bit much, considering the convenience and that only takes a minute amount of Ojon Rub-out Dry Cleanser, it’s well worth the price.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Blackest Black

Emmy-nominated actress Jenna Fischer, best known for playing the character of receptionist Pam Beesley in The Office (2005) is also known for her beautiful eyes. Jenna gets glam with Vanity Mark, the line created by makeup artist to the stars, Brett Freedman. His stand-out product, Lash Masacara is said to be to be the thickest, blackest mascara on earth, $16. The clump=free formula dries quickly, making it perfect for both on set and off set days.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

An Original

We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! Now onto NYE, Have you decided on a look? If not there's still time to go glam with MAC's newest collection Originals. Launched this week to much fan-fare, Originals have a lust for life that can never be squelched! Some classics can’t be improved upon – from Carol Channing to Björk to Blondie, Bowie, and every glam rocker and tightrope walker in-between. This season M·A·C pays tribute to all the high flyers, in the shades, shadows and styles that have stayed with them for all these years, and some of the late-greats they discontinued all too soon. It’s a throwback to the future. Originals are now and forever.

Are You A M·A·C Original? If so, compete with the movers and shakers in the makeup world in a MAC's contest to launch their new limited edition collection The Originals. The contest is a celebration of one’s individuality and originality—qualities intrinsic to the M·A·C brand. Launching nationally through the M·A·C website (http://www.maccosmetics.com/), the contest will also run regionally in 6 key cities across the United States: New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Houston.

How to Enter?
To enter the “Are You A M·A·C Original?” contest on a national level, consumers can visit http://www.maccosmetics.com/ beginning December 26th to submit a picture of themselves wearing their favorite M·A·C products, along with 50 words on what makes them a M·A·C Original. The winner will be determined by votes online. The winner will receive a $1,000 M·A·C gift card and the complete Originals collection. Good Luck!

Rozz Revival Watermelon reddish pink (lustre)
Chintz on Chintz Sheer mid-tone yellow brown (lustre)
Utter Pervette Soft pastel pink (lustre)
Back to Del Rio Deep brown red (lustre)
Nouveau-Frou Beigey grey pink with white pearl (lustre)
Retrofluid Sheer dirty deep plum with gold and red pearl
Supersequin Plummy pink with silver pearl (lustre)
Twig-Twig Neutral brown plum (lustre)
Sandy B Light shell pink
Russian Red Intense bluish-red
Suggested Retail Price $14.00 U.S./$16.50 CDN

Lip Glass
Full on Lust Neutral brown pink (cream)
Avarice Mid-tone yellow red with soft red pearl (cream)
Real Desire Deep plum with red plum
Nico Now Mid-tone grey purple with multicoloured pearl (cream)
C-Thru Soft peached-beige with shimmer (cream)
Suggested Retail Price $14.00 U.S./$16.50 CDN

Small Eye Shadow

Daisychain Soft yellow beige with soft white pearl (satin)
Ochre Style Mid-tone yellow brown with gold (frost)
A Little Folie Mid-tone red brown (matte)
Memorabilia Dirty purple (matte)
Clue Mid-tone dirty grey with silver (matte)
Alum Mid-tone blue grey with soft blue pearl (frost)Charred Deep steelgrey with silver pearl

Kitschmas Light airy shimmering pink/mauve pearl (frost)
Violet Vivid bright violet-purple (frost)
Melon Soft bright golden peach (frost)
Golden Olive High frosted green gold (frost)
Steel Blue Rich deep turquoise green-blue shone with
small pearl particle (pearl)
Suggested Retail Price $19.50 U.S./$23.50 CDN

Reflects Blackened Red Sparkling burgundy
Reflects Very Pink Sparkling fuchsia pink
Reflects Transparent Teal Sparkling white with turquoise
Reflects Antique Gold Sparkling taupe
Suggested Retail Price $16.50 U.S./$20.00 CDN

Eye Pencil
Ebony Soft black
Coffee Muted brown
Indigo Muted greenish-blue
Suggested Retail Price $12.50 U.S./$15.00 CDN

Mascara X
Black Black
Suggested Retail Price $12.50 U.S./$15.00 CDN

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Fresh'n Up

Get fresh this festive holiday with the heady scent of spruce and clean pine fragrances in a special soy candle designed to fill your home with seasonal scents. Hand poured soy candles are great to give or get with 50 hours of zero soot and toxin burning time, packaged with the usual kitschy home grown Sweet Grass Farm style. Emitting a strong burning scent that will fill your home wherever placed, the Pure Soy Wax Candles, $16 burn much longer than paraffin and are a renewable resource, so you can be good to the planet and your friends this Christmas!
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night." Wishing you and your a very Merry holiday.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Skin Defense Without a Knife

There’s no need to opt for Botox, Fraxel or Affirm. There’s ample time to defer the injections, laser treatments and other nifty nip and tuck procedures. Age Defence is to the rescue. Synonymous with its brand name, “nude skin care,” this is the moisturizer of all moisturizers.

How it works?
It not only hydrates the skin but also detoxifies, all the while acting as the skin’s best defense. Age Defence works in-sync with the body’s biology. During the day, antioxidants (green tea, ginger turmeric) prevent free radicals from aging or oxidative stress. At night, the emollient’s probiotic nutrients stimulate CoQ10 production for the immune system and promote cell renewal for rejuvenation.

Is it natural?
With more than a dozen pure herbs and extracts, finally there’s a moisturizer that is abundant in organic ingredients and free of chemicals. For instance, Age Defence does not contain any sulfate, of parabens, or phthalates.

What to expect?

For $100, there’s no need to inject, cut are insert. Simply expect to squash aging and preserve a youthful appearance.

Where to buy it?
Nudeskincare.com or Barneys New York.

Saturday, December 22, 2007


Need a last minute gift? Head on over to the MAC counter to lap up the luxury and old fashioned decadence of the new Antiquitease range from those marvels at Mac this holiday season. The season's metallic trend is hot here too.

Rich hues and baroque blended shades of bronze, silver and gilded gold veneers combine in this shimmering range of glass-like finishes and subtle sheens. From simmering lipstick to tinted lipglass and mineralized eyshadows, the antiquitease range will have you reaching for your silk stockings and lace gloves as Mac flirts with style and fashion of another time. The Royal Assets set features six eye shadows in cool, warm, smoky or metallic shades for $36. Curiousitease, a set of five pigments and glitters in a choice of warm or cool shades. The artists at MAC are also taking appointments for New Year makeovers.

We Love: the Heirlooms brush set (choose from eye, face or basic brushes) comes packaged in a tweed clutch with a hint of metallic sparkle — snazzy enough to carry during a night on the town. Pick one up for yourself and one for a last minute gift. $48.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Magic Moves

Keep your hair on literally with Magic Move Hair Wax, $24.95 for crispy free hair days. The secret of many a Hollywood hairdresser the magically texturising non greasy pomade adds oomph without oil and can put the hold back in the most flaccid of follicles without hardening or harming hair. Available in three fast sculpting formulas for smoothness, shine and volume the Magic Move Wax is a worthy product addition to his and hers bathroom cabinets that allows you to screw with your hair several times a day for changing looks – purchase with care, may cause addiction to mirrors and shiny surfaces due to constant hair style admiring.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Lavish His Face

There are three products to turn him onto. Since, most men are not about girlie hygiene products, Jaime Earl Groom products cover the basics: shave, shower, and shampoo. The line runs the gamut. Starting with an ultra soothing Groom Shave Gel, $26 made of organic aloe juice, the shaving cream brings new meaning to lather.

He’ll love this face treat because there’s no redness involved. Naturally formulated with meadow-foam, cranberry, and known for its anti-inflammatory properties, Jaime Earl Groom Pre-Shave Oil, $20 reduces skin irritation.

For the dude with sensitive skin, it’s so gentle but effective, it works on skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. And then, there’s the Groom Face Conditioner, $32. Applied right after a good shave, organic elements like aloe juice, black willowbark, and jojoba oil—make up this refreshing face conditioner. While it does not leave a tacky residue, this face drink is lightly textured to rapidly penetrate the skin.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Get Long, Voluminous Lashes

For added volume and incredible length. Applying Blinc’s Lash Primer, $15 as a base coat before Blinc Mascara, $24 will ensure your most breathtaking, fabulous lashes yet! Vitamin enriched conditioning and healing agents fortify lashes to increase resistance to breakage.

Blinc is the original mascara invented to form tiny water-resistant ‘tubes’ around your lashes, rather than painting them like conventional mascaras. The tubes surround your lashes to amplify their volume and length, giving you full, amazing looking lashes that will last day and night! Blinc Mascara binds to the lashes so it can’t smudge, run, clump or flake, yet all it takes is the combination of warm water and gentle pressure for the tubes to effortlessly slide off your lashes without leaving any tint or residue.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Lip Service

Your lips do all the talking, even when you’re not saying a word. To help you get your point across, Jane Iredale has created a collection of spectacular lip colors that don’t just look remarkable, they actually condition and protect. Formulated with soothing pomegranate and grape seed extracts, these exciting shades also contain naturally plumping mint and ginger. So when you really want to be heard, you can still whisper… although we love Kate, a true blue red that's perfect for holiday season. PureMoist Lipcolors, $19 contain no synthetic dyes, and are conditioning and moisturizing with a sun protection factor of SPF 18.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Zia Naturals

Zia Natural Face Powder, a mineral-based makeup that delivers oil-free coverage, is a new entry in the naturals arena, and an example of the growing popularity of mineral cosmetics. Zia has launched a line that is free of talc, mineral oil, and artificial colors, which is said to provide light coverage to even skin tones and minimize the appearance of fine lines and imperfections. According to the company, mineral pigments diffuse light to soften fine lines and surface imperfections; cornstarch and natural clay control surface oil and shine; and a refillable compact helps reduce waste. Natural is clearly a growing niche in the color cosmetics market.

Zia Naturals Foundation, $16 enhances and protects skin with mineral-based pigments that provide oil-free natural-looking coverage. Antioxidants and lavender help calm skin and defend against damage. Finding a perfect match shouldn't be a problem since it's available in ten shades. The line is predominately sold via health food stores like Whole Foods and Wild Oats as well as online at http://www.zianatural.com/.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Curly-Qs Coiffed to Perfection

Everyday is an organically good hair day with Alterna's new organic formulations infused with hemp for luscious locks. Infused with certified organic botanicals and color hold, ty=hese sulfate free products will stregthen your hair and protect it from color fade and UVA/UVB damage. The tree varities, Repair Shampoo, Shine SHampoo and Straight Shampoo follow the success of organic varieties working with or against wavy and curly tresses. Alterna's Hemp Seed Straightening Balm, $13 keeps hair bone straight. It even eliminates frizzes when applied to unruly areas.

But, curls and waves don’t have to go straight either. Alterna's Hemp Seed Texturizing Glaze, $16.50 helps waves achieve texture enhancement. The patented, formulated ultra-hydrating hemp seed oil is a nutrient rich activating enzymetherapy that conditions every follicle, makes curls easy to manage, while never compromising their body or bounce.

Friday, December 14, 2007


If your favorite nail spa is booked and your nails are a mess, ten minutes is all it takes for a quick, pre-party nail fix.

Wash hands and remove old nail polish.

File nails using an emery board with fine grains.

Soak fingertips for five minutes in sudsy water.

Push back cuticles.

Buff a gentle sweeping pattern to smooth out rough ridges and then wipe with a cotton swab saturated in nail polish remover.

Polish with a basecoat, let dry for three minutes. Repeat with two coats of nail lacquer.

Repair any smudges with a orangewood stick dipped in nail polish remover.

Our picks for this season’s hottest nail colors:
Lippmann Collection Nail Color, Rehab, $15
OPI Nail Lacquer, Russian Navy, $7.50
Zoya Nail Polish, Indigo, $8

Why You'll Love Them: Deep blues, like vampy reds, look classic on nails, but their sophisticated, earthy character softens them, making navy, we think, almost as wearable as baby pink or beige. Take a walk on the dark side, which shade will you choose?

Thursday, December 13, 2007

A Flush in a Rush

Get up and glow this chilly season with Smashbox, O Glow, $26 which will have you turning heads as your cheeks are turning a natural blush. Containing a yummy Goji- Berry C Complex to create a microcirculatory effect your skin will turn from pale to pretty with just one slick of the handy stick.

Bursting with essential skin anti oxidants treats such as Pomegranate seeds, marine plankton and the beauty guru’s favorite Vitamin C the clear gel reacts instantly when applied to skin to mimic your natural rosy blush that will last all day. Working on the lightest to the darkest of skins, O Glow dabbed with fingertips and blended over cheekbones is a make up bag essential for every rainy, wintery day of the week.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Triplemint Foot Crème

For all you Manolo wearing aficionados party season is once again upon us which means its time to bare you soles and tout a pair of tootsies that any self deserving Carrie Bradshaw follower would be proud of. Develop a foot fetish for the fabulous Cake, Cake Walk Triplemint Foot Crème, $16 with lovely jubbly moisturizing avocado and mango and a kick of fresh spearmint and peppermint that will keep you dancing till dawn. Heavenly when massaged into rough tired feet, ten times better when massaged by someone else – so put your feet up, relax and let someone else do the fancy footwork for pedi perfect pinkies every day.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Rene Furterer Tonucia

I've been a fan of Rene Furterer for years. I love the unique, hard-to-pronounce ingredients and quirky green packaging. I agree with the idea, no two heads are alike. Which is why each Rene Furterer hair product is based on the proven theory that hair problems are caused by different scalp conditions. If your hair deserves magnificent care, take a look at the new Tonucia Toning and Densifying Masque, $40. It's an intense conditioner that strengthens fine hair as it fattens stands.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Hand Held

Do job interviews, blind dates or high-powered introductions give you a case of sweaty palms? Us too. Now there is no need to worry that someone with be victimized by a clammy handed grip. MoistureAbsorb, $30 by By142 is a handy-dandy moisturizer that elminiates wetness, thanks to its propietary key ingredients, Poly-pore 200 which absorbs 1110 times its weight in moisture. We even put a bit on the soles of our feet and our Malanhos remainsed remarkably slip free. Its loaded with antibacterials agents with a faint, fresh scent.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Hint of Tint

Benetint, $28 by San Francisco’s infamous Benefit give your lips and cheeks a rosy glow. It is kiss-proof, water-proof and entirely goof-proof making it the best lip and cheek tint we've ever tried. So if you're looking for a provocative glow, yet not willing to sacrifice your innocence, try this. Simply apply three small stripes of the rose-colored liquid across your cheek, blend in a circular motion with a sponge. Tip, skip the fingertips since the concentrated color tends to stain. When applying to your lips, apply with a q-tip. There, now you are ready to kiss that gorgeous guy of yours under the mistletoe.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Skin Defense

Hydration is the main ingredient to youthful skin. Right in time for the extremities of winter, blistery temperatures call for these defensive skin tactics:

Hydrate Hydrate
Consuming six to eight glasses of water helps maintain suppleness.

  • Go Green
    Opt for plant-based foods deep in greens: broccoli, spinach and kale because are abundant in vitamins and nutrients that prevent the skin from oxidizing.

Moisturize from the Outside – In
Liz Earle Superskin Concentrate, $28 is the ultimate skin nightcap. When applied before bedtime, it nourishes the skin with moisture -- from the outside in.

Sleep for 8
And just after you dab a few drops of Liz Earle Superskin Concentrate, $68 replenish the skin’s cells with eight hours of shuteye.

The 12-year-old line recently inaugurated a store on Duke of York Square, just off the fashionable King's Road in London. Lucky brits!

Friday, December 07, 2007

Nouveau Candle Glow

Move over vanilla, exotic fruit and other fresh scents. A nouveau, luxe candle steals the spotlight. Not an ordinary glowing votive, Barbara Barry Home collection intricately indulges the sense of smell. Developed with fragrance whiz, Laura Slatkin's private label company, Candela Group, the line sparked our sense of smell. For a subtly intoxicating mood, the interior designer mixed the aromas of amber, moss with ylang ylang as Oriental Woods suggests. A concoction of rare red mangrove bark, maple, and other herbal blends defines the Twigs’ aromatic scent. This masculine smooth fragrance is reminiscent of a man but androgynous and available for anyone.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

A Sensational Body

Q: How do celebrities like Carmen Elektra attain a sensual glow from head to toe?

It’s all in the tanning lotion, bronzer or the “skin perfector.” Legs, arms and other body parts turn into a velvety smooth glow with Per-fekt Body Perfection Gel, $48. This skin emollient glides on with ease, and dries rapidly, streak-free. Instantaneously, the body is transformed into a sexy, sun-kissed radiance.

The body not only gets a beauty makeover, it also tones the skin. Per-fekt Body Perfection Gel is the first body emollient with Hyaluronic Filling Spheres, formulated to hydrate the skin, and enhance elasticity.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

The Face Choice Awards

When it comes to putting your best face forward, it’s all in the foundation. A flawless look that renders impeccable coverage tops the list of requirements. The idea behind foundation is creating an illusion of natural perfection. Foundations without preservatives are ideal for people with rosacea, sensitive, or acne prone skin. For instance, Bare Escentuals Weightless Foundation, $25 offers excellent coverage for blemished skin. It even contains built-in sunscreen protection and comes in 12 shades to match any complexion. What more could us girls with sensitve skin ask for?

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

No Tangles Here!

Stressed out tresses will appreciate some serious soothing and smoothing from Hamadi Shea Spray, $18 for the hair. A recent Oprah favorite, the spray is an organic luxury lifesaver for split ends and frizzy flyaways (hell-o winter) with kelp and avocado to keep your hair fighting fit. Pure essential oils of Clary Sage, Rosewood and Ylang Ylang provide shine and strength whether blow drying or as a quick fix for dry hair with protective Shea butter to dull away and shine today. Biodegradable with no artificial ingredients, colours or perfumes will ensure you can protect both hair and planet with Hamadi Shea Spray.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Sweet Treat

A hint of sugary sweetness, but with a bit of depth and mystery, Hand Candy introduced Hard Candy Fragrance, $55. Formulated with notes of pink peppercorn and white tea, rounded out with the essence of rose and jasmine, and just when you reach it’s caramely sweetness, sultry vanilla and cashmere musk offer the right balance of playful and sexy!
Swirling around the unique vanity-worthy bottle are gorgeous black graphics of flowers, berries, branches, and curls. A unique jewel-cut pincushion tops the bottle in bright hot pink or green, and will sparkle when the light shines through it -or when your friends are admiring it! Making , Hard Candy fragrance the perfect gift for all your fashion fragrance forward gal pals.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Sunshine Daydream

Does your current polish wear away at the edges of your cuticles causing the pre-manicure appearance within days of getting your nails done? Are you ready to go to war with this phenomenon that makes the trip to the manicurist seem like it was for nothing? Defeat this issue by swipping on a dab of Creative Nail Design, Solar Oil, $9 after a trip to the spa. Aside from making your hands smell sweet and delicious, it will keep your nails looking pretty and hydrated days longer than if you had never used it at all.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Brighten Your Holiday

The girls over at Zents sent over the most beautifully fragrant boxed candle, we have ever seen. From their limited edition holiday candle collection comes three spa-grade scents in Home for the Holidays, City Sidewalks and our personal favorite, Winter Wonderland. Designed with your health in mind, these Holiday Candles, $38 are made with 100% natural soy and vegetable waxes and all-cotton wicks. Anyone on your holday list- from teachers to stylists will apprecite a gift infused with cheerful nostalgia, invoking thoughts of many joyful memories to come.

Home for the Holidays surrounds you with warmth and goodwill… delicious aromas of cinnamon, clove and sandalwood waft from freshly tied pomanders destined for the homes of friends. Steamy wisps of mulled cider dance in the kitchen. Laughing around the crackling fire, the spirit of the season fills every heart.

Winter Wonderland takes your breath away with its brilliant beauty… an enchanting sleigh ride under a canopy of majestic evergreens and bright stars leaves you spellbound. Snuggling in a warm wool blanket, mesmerized by the crystalline sparkle of the moonlit snow, the world is like a dazzling dream.

City Sidewalks bustle with cheer and exuberance… awe-filled shoppers excitedly crowd around spectacular sights. Luscious fruit-filled cakes sweeten the air as ice skaters clasp mitten-covered hands. Berries adorn festive windowsills, while inside bubbling champagne glasses are raised to toast new and old friends.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Think Zinc

Relastin puts you on the fast track to fabulous skin in no time. It puts your body’s very own skin cells to work in order to promote the formation of elastin. The Zinc firming complex penetrates deep within your skin to restore that elasticity that skin loses as it ages. But what’s so fantastic about this little miracle in a jar? It doesn’t just make your skin look firmer, it also diminishes fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging that the years cruelly place upon your face. ASealing the deal, Relastin Skin Revitalizer, $69 locks in moisture and restores skin’s brightness. Those factors alone make this a fantastic product worth trying.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Organic Face Time

The tantalizing fresh aroma of John’s Masters Organic Rose Foaming Face Wash, $19 gives face time new meaning. This organic facial cleanser is naturally formulated with the world’s finest botanicals that work to enhance the skin’s suppleness and water retention. The ultimate foaming face wash for any skin type including sensitive ones, it doubles as an eye makeup remover. Mild and safe enough for a baby, John’s Masters Organic Rose Foaming Face Wash is so pure that the essential rose oil is steamed distilled, assuring absolute cell rejuvenation.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Smooth As Silk

If you want smooth lipstick that gives a silky finish, Benefit Silky Finish Lipstick, $16 is the lipstick for you. Not only will your lips feel soft, but they'll look incredibly sexy. The unique adjustable coverage color allows you to wear as much or as little as you want. If you prefer sheer color, smooth the slanted tube over your lips once or go glam, by smoothing on more for a deeper hue.

Choose from three unique looks: Lana offers light neutral shades, Gabbi presents medium neutral shades, and Betty proposes deep neutral shades. Our favorite, My Treat, a rose with pop that looks great on all skintones. Packaged in a one-of-a-kind custom lipstick case, it's the ultimate status symbol that's so fabulously sexy, you'll want one in every shade.

Carmindy of What Not To Wear features her favorite Benefit recommendations in her 5 Minute Face routine. Beauty Buffet subscribers who purchase any of the products from the 5 Minute quick and easy makeup guide, will get a FREE High Beam by using the promo code CARMINDY at check out.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Sarah Michelle Would Be Proud

Anatomicals have come up with yet another fun and fabulous product to have you dying to try and wanting to give. A perfect pick me up or present for the chick that has everything, Anatomicals, Puffy the Eye Mask Slayer, $6 is a cooling gel based mask that will have party peepers open, up and ready to go in no time. Simply pop in the fridge and allow to cool for a quick 30 minutes the eye bag slayers will begin to vanquish the nightmare of baggy eyes and leave eyes looking refreshed, revitalized and definitely more vamp than vampire. Available online for delivery worldwide.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Gold Rush

Jane Iredale’s Gold Mine, $58 palette contains six colors that you’re going to find extremely wearable, as well as capitivating. The colors shimmer in shades of gold, silver, pink, bronze, lilac and our persoanl favorite, champagne. These loose powders actually contain authentic 24-Karat food-grade gold, making the safe for anywhere on your body. The possibilites are endless; mix silver with a little hair gel for all-out dazzling hairdo, put bronze in your favorite body lotion for sun-kissed glow or add winter wonderland dazzle to your eyes with lilac on your lids. Wherever you desire some shimmer, go for it because Jane Iredale’s Gold Dust, $12 gives you the perfect option to gild your skin in the most elegant glow this holiday season.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Beauty With Benefits

Former high level fashion executive at Donna Karan and a prominent equestrian, Marie Regan created Piaffe makeup to share her mothers beaty secret, horse chestnut. This remarkable extract naturally stimulates circulation in the skin, which accounts for many a-lister with natural flushed cheeks and glowing faces.

We've found their Perfect Cake Eyeliner, $20 will stay put day or night. If that impresses you, try Piaffe’s Silk Shimmer, $22 these eye shadows actually look like little bottles of nail polish, but contain holographic pigments made of minerals. One sweep creates a slight shimmer of reflective pigments that reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Not limited to eye shadows and eyeliner, Piaffe also makes a complete range of cosmetics and skincare to help you look fantastic.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Skin Food For the Starving

Feed your face for a flawless finish Smashbox Style with their revolutionary High Definition Healthy Foundation, $38. Packed with a multitude of skin loving goodies such as cell energizing Ribose for skin renewal and Vitamin C to fight those free radical robbers, Smashbox High Definition healthy Foundation will create a flawless finish as it moisturizes and firms throughout the day. Skin loves sun protection so spoil it a with UVA/UVB SPF15 sun factor to further fight the wrinkles and lave skin refreshed and revitalized. Slick on with their Smashbox must have make-up artist foundation brush #13 and get ready for a flawless skin inside and out.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Cream of the Crop

Shu Uemuras know that makeup shouldn’t be bad for your skin, but should benefit it since you wear it every single day. Shu Uemura’s Nobara Cream Foundation, $27 provides you with adjustable coverage and gives skin a stunning satin powder finish. It's water resistant for days you find yourself stuck in the rain or poolside and is suitable for all skin types. Commonly used in the film industry, it's the only thing we'd trust for a perfect, natural-looking (yet better) complexion in photos. Available in array in an array of different shades to match your particular skin tone, it's not too late to look your best in holiday photos. Smile and say "Shu Uemura".

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Stay a While Longer

Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Prepare yourself for marathon shopping black Friday, holiday season late nights into early mornings and round the clock non stop wear with Prescriptives Here to Stay 24 Hour Mascara, $19.50. It has the competition licked for staying power. Each individual lash is lifted, primed and plumped for delicate drama without clumping in a smudge resistant formula. Combine with your favorite Prescriptives mascara to make it completely girlie movie tears and water resistant in two eye opening shades of luscious black and subtle brown. Here To Stay Mascara is for girls who demand gorgeous, glamorous, defined lashes with long lasting color both day and night.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Goodnight, Dry Hair

The trick to manageable silky healthy hair is in a revitalizing hair product: Ted Gibson, Goodnight Replenish Hair Serum, $200. Yes, two hundred dollars and so worth it.

Why it’s a necessity: 100 % pure silky, shiny healthy hair

Why It Works: Damaged devitalized hair finds balance and body from the nourishing ingredients of Ted Gibson Goodnight™. Extracts of Wild Orchids soothingly indulge the scalp. An infusion of wheat proteins reconstruct dry, brittle damaged split ends. Vitamins A, B and E repair, rebuild and moisturize overburdened tresses.

How its Used: Right before bedtime, fill a dropper, apply to damaged/dry hair and the scalp. Then, massage the scalp; brush through to the hair’s ends. Don’t worry about staining, Ted Gibson Goodnight immediately penetrates hair follicles. And voila, goodnight – goodbye, adieu damaged dry hair.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Exclusive to Sephora, the No!No! Thermal Hair Remover, $250 is a revolutionary new concept in hair removal, suitable for all hair types and skin colors. The old saying no pain, no gain simply doesn't apply here. There's no pain, you don't have to wait for hair to grow long in order to remove it, and there is no skin irritation like in-grown hairs, red pimples, or rashes to cover up. Although not a miracle cure for unwanted hair, you can think of this baby as more of a reduction method to help keep embarrassing esthetician appointments to a minimum. Like any professional hair treatment, it takes time and dedication to achieve your desired results. The same holds true for the revolutionary no!no! hair removal system; with all the right moves, stubble-free, super smooth skin will be yours.

What do you think? Have you tried it?

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Mouthful Of Temptation

Every woman wants kissable lips. What better way to entice your partner than by tasting like a delicious chocolate truffle? Colorscience Box of Chocolates, $150 houses six, delectable candy-coated lip glazes that can worn worn individually or layered over Lip Polish, $17.50 for your own custom color. The box includes sweet sensations in; Suga' Baby a toasty cinnamon shade for sexy spice, Gum Drop, a touch of coral with a trace of not so innocent peach, Jelly Bean, a perfect shade of ripe and ready apricot, Chocolate Covered Cherry, no description needed, Taffy, a fresh, perfectly natural pink and Cotton Candy, bright raspberry frost with a silver shine. Packaged in a gold foil box, the luxury glosses are infused with delicious chocolate extract and a hint of mint for hours on the lips and not a moment on the hips.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Pimple Point-and-Shoot

Zeno Pro, Acne Clearing Device, $185 is a tad bit expensive, but it’s cheaper than a trip to the dermatologist's offie. This sweet pink little hand-held, battery-powered medical device, cleared by the FDA, is used to treat mild to moderate inflammatory acne pimples. Simply touch it to each blemish 2 ½ minutes and wait with baited breath in anticipation. Yes, 2 ½ minutes is a bit of an aggravation, but wow, it really works. Despite a little warmth and some redness that lasts at the most -ten minutes. You are not going to be disappointed. Simply repeat the process in 12 hours, go to bed and viola, you'll awaken blemish free. Well, not quite, but just two to three treatment cycles of 2 1/2 minutes spread over 12 to 24 hours can help shorten a pimple's life cycle. Blemish free skin is now that simple.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Of Beauty

MAC's latest limited edition, Of Beauty, proves that beauty has its form- and its mediums. A play on light and dimension, this collection boasts tow new beauties; Beauty Powder/Loose and , Studio Lights, both coordinated with the creamy soft highlights of color. Beauty has found a new form, radiant and sculpturesque with MAC's Of Beauty collection. On counter, November 15, 2007 at all M·A·C locations or 1.800.387.6707.

Beauty Powder/Loose Profile
A light sheer loose sumptuously pearlescent powder in soft colours with precious/unusual reflective qualities for a glamorous shimmering effect, highlighting and blushing. Gives a wash of colour and luminous shimmer to eyes and cheeks. Provides a sheer coverage with a lightweight feel. Limited edition. Suggested Retail Price: $21.00 U.S./$25.00 CDN

  • Dancing Light Creamy gold with white gold reflect
  • Drizzlegold Fleshy beige with copper and gold reflect
  • Natural Flare Peachy champagne with white and gold reflect
  • Sunspill Coral Peach with white and gold reflect
  • Tenderdusk Soft pink with red and gold reflect
  • Soft Flame Rich plum with reddish copper reflect

Studio Lights
A softly tinted, sheer, reflective, semi-fluid colour used on the under-eye area to help brighten the look of dark circles. Can also be used to highlight and contour key areas of the face. Limited edition. Suggested Retail Price: $14.50 U.S./$17.50 CDN

  • Skin Lure Soft creamy beige
  • Ideal Pink Palest pinkish beige
  • Smoothspice Caramel
  • Frangipan Pale golden yellow
  • Sand Soft peachy beige
183 Flat Buffer Brush
flat-faced buffer brush ideal for applying, distributing and blending powders flawlessly over the face. Limited edition. Suggested Retail Price: $40.00 U.S

188, Small Duo Fiber Face Brush
A flat-topped, full circular brush used for lightweight application and blending of any formula colour – fluid, cream, powder or pigment. Ideal for creating soft layers or adding textures. Made from a soft blend of goat. Suggested Retail Price: $34.00 U.S

222 Tapered Blendng Brush
Applying, contouring or highlighting powder-based products such as eye shadow, powder, or Pigment. Soft round "brush" tapers into a tip. Of natural fibres. Suggested Retail Price: $28.00