Aug 26, 2010
Aug 24, 2010
Maggie Gyllenhaal looked retro sweet at the premiere of her new movie "Nanny McPhee Returns" starring Emma Thompson. COVERGIRL makeup artist created her 1920's-1930's inspired look. Stern says she wanted to combine a smoky eye with an added electric element and a deeply stained lip.
Aug 23, 2010
The Eyebrow Extender even has a celebrity following. The City star, Whitney Port uses Talika on her light blond-brown brows. Her makeup artist, Lisa Garner loves the product and says " I love to use Talika's Eyebrow Extender when doing Whitney Port's eyebrows. Not only do the fibers build a natural looking brow, the gel really keeps them in place...so they looked beautifully groomed all night long."
Aug 20, 2010
Lierac-Autobronzant Hydration Corps ($30, CVS.com or lierac-usa.com)-Lierac's Self Tanning Lotion gives you a streak-free tan without the typical tanning smell. The active ingredients in the lotion include cinnamon (known for its tonic and antiseptic properties and commonly used for its soothing effect) and pure vanilla (concentrated forms of vanilla have deep-tanning qualities which result in more intense and rapid tanning). The self-tanner evens and prolongs a natural tan, while also providing anti-aging benefits.
Clarins Delicious Self Tanning Cream ($42, Sephora.com)- This silky, lightly scented self tanner for the body was a CEW Beauty Awards Winner. The caramel-colored lotion glides on smoothly and provides a mistake-proof application. The golden-glow formula has Pure Cocoa which makes it smell delicious and feel amazing on the skin.
Enjoy the last few weeks of summer people! You're definitely going to want to keep these sunless tanners around after Labor Day to ensure you're golden sun-induced glow doesn't fade away along with the warm weather!
Aug 19, 2010
For other eye cream recommendations check out TotalBeauty.com's 16 Top-Rated Eye Creams
I myself am still searching for the perfect eye cream. I've definitely found a few front runners but I have yet to find a product I swear by. In the mean time, I'm going to focus on getting plenty of rest so my skin doesn't look hollow and thin and focus on the creams I'm testing out to see how the affect my skin and what I like. Different eye creams work for different skin types and needs. There are many out there that will work effectively on your skin. I'll do my best to help connect you with those winners! Stay tuned!
Aug 18, 2010
- The 33 Best Celebrity Looks Of All Time (realbeauty.com)
- 40 and More Fab Than Ever! (Peoplestylewatch.com)
- How Your Fave Celebs Are Rocking The Maxi Dress-again (Who What Wear)
- How To Make Blue Gloss Work For You (BellaSugar.com)
- Luxury Lip Balms (Stylelist.com)
- 50 Best Skincare Tips Of All Time (Instyle.com)
Aug 17, 2010
Brit brand, Molton Brown has some of the most luxurious bath and body products around. I love having their fragrant white mulberry liquid hand wash in the bathroom for when I have guests over (I feel like a super sophisticated Susie Homemaker) or lathering on their heavenly gingerlily body cream to start off my day. Luckily, right now I can restock on my fav products and score some divine MB loot in the process. From now till September 1st (which is frighteningly not that far off) you can snag a free bottle of their best-selling bath & shower scents, (a $28 value) and free shipping every time you spend a total of $65 at MoltonBrown.com. Choose from the wafting scents of either blissful templetree, ultrasmooth coco de mer (my personal fav), inspiring wild-indigo or enlivening toko-yuzu. I know what you're wondering: am I talking about body wash fragrances or a delicious four course tasting menu with exotic ingredients. Right!? Errr... or not.
Use the following codes at check out to get your free bottle and enjoy the bliss and luxury of one of my favorite skincare brands!
· Blissful templetree moisture bath & shower – enter: TEMPLE at checkout
· Ultrasmooth coco de mer bath & shower – enter: DEMER at checkout
· Inspiring wild indigo bath & shower – enter: INDIGO at checkout
· Enlivening toko-yuzu bath & shower – enter: TOKO at checkout
Aug 16, 2010
The appropriately named Venomous Villains line comes out September 30th just in time for a fresh new fall makeover. The products feature Cruella De Vil from "101 Dalmatians", The Evil Queen from "Snow White", Maleficent from "Sleeping Beauty" and Doctor Facilier from "The Princess and the Frog" in the forms of nail polishes, lip sticks, blushes and eye shadows. How fantastically evil!
Aug 15, 2010
I recently discovered the brand after staying with a friend who had a sizable collection of their lotions, potions, and serums. She also has a rather flawless complexion, so of course I was intrigued.
The skin care line was started by a French couple who worked on a French vineyard for a summer and encountered and then collaborated with a prominent scientist who introduced them to the powerful benefits of the grape seed. The polyphenols in grape seeds are known as Resveratrol, "a molecule found in grapevine stalks responsible for its life span and longevity. Some of these vines last for a century and their researchers discovered the polypehnol also aids in cell renewal and restores skin firmness.
They later patented their latest grape innovation, Viniferine-a polyphenol from the sap of a grapevine that diminishes dark spots and clarifies the complexion. This latest polyphenol discovery even protects against discoloration and leaves your complexion even and radiant.
I've been using their Vinoperfect Day Perfecting Cream, Toning Lotion, and 1st Wrinkle Serum. I'm eager to try the rest of the line. The cream, serum and lotion feel amazingly light and fresh on my skin. The distinct smell has an earthy, grapey note to it. Ha, just kidding. It kinda smells like grapes but more just has a floral aroma that smells as good as it feels on the skin.
Check out the fantastic brand and tell me what you think!
Aug 12, 2010
Anthony Logistics For Men Glycerin Cleansing Bar ($8.50, Sephora)- A gentle, vegetable-based cleansing soap for the body and the face that's suited for acne-prone and sensitive skin. It contains orange extract, a natural alpha-hydroxy acid and smoothes the skin thanks to its natural antiseptic qualities.
Aug 11, 2010
Besides my wallet, keys, and iPhone, my makeup bag is the number one thing you'll always find in my purse. In fact, I'm such a nut, I can barely ever use a small evening-out clutch because I love having my clunky makeup bag toting around with me wherever I am. Sick makeup obsession? Weird dependency on cosmetics? Maybe, but I love it!
I've decided it's high time I get a trendier bag to reflect the primping and pampering obsessed girl that I am. Who better to emulate than total style and beauty icon Gwen Stefani! I recently came across her Harajuku Lovers Makeup Girls Bags and am swooning! The adorable makeup bags feature the equally adorable Harajuku Girls armed with their beauty arsenal. There are a few different versions available: Organizer ($38.00), Clutch ($24-28.00-which I got my hands on), Pencil Case ($18-20.00), and Wallet ($28.00). They're super fun and reflective of the girly giddiness I feel around my fav. products. So long, free plastic 'gift with purchase' makeup bags and hello to a more appropriate partnership!
These bags put me in a great mood while lugging around my beauty loot and for that I'm grateful! Check out the collection available for a limited time at Sephora.
Aug 10, 2010
Here's the best part, the products are absolutely amazing, eco-friendly, and never tested on animals.
Their glosses are a regular part of my daily beauty regimen and their Eco-Moist Lip Paint (shown above in shade Paint Me Content) has become a "can't live without" product that frequents my makeup bag so often that my other lipsticks are becoming very jealous. Paint Me Content goes on smooth and compliments my skin tone. This rich, dusty, rose pink shade was made for me. The velvety color also protects my lips with ultra-moisturizing Shea Butter, Candelila Wax, and Grapeseed Oil. The lipstick was even a finalist for "Best Lip Product of the Year" by Cosmetic Executive Women and comes in 12 shades. This is the kind of tube you'll always want on and at $12.00 you're shelling out minimum amounts of cash for a high quality lipstick that helps so many others. Shades range from a dark creamy burgundy (Paint Me Empowered) to a light copper with gold shimmer (Paint Me Accepting) and everything between.
Also try their delicious glosses! PeaceKeeper's YUM Balms are fruity and fabulous! The brand has found the solution for curbing hunger pains AND making lips feel silky! These organic juicy glosses are made from food-grade ingredients that could technically be spread on bread and butter for breakfast! Considering most of your lip glosses are inadvertently eaten or swallowed during the course of the day, it's great to know these balms use ingredients people are actually meant to swallow! The glosses come in yummy flavors such as Citrus, Strawberry, Raspberry, and Blueberry. Ingredients include gluten-free Vitamin E, red beet, cabbage juice, goji berry, and pomegranate. The ingredients really are good enough to eat!
All in all, PeaceKeeper Cause-Metics is the beautiful way to look good and make a difference for someone who truly needs your help. I'm sold!