Sunday, September 30, 2007

Review- La Roche-Posay Ceralip Replenishing Lip Cream

Recommended For: Severely dry lips, Sensitized lips
Benefits: Helps heal and protect severely dry lips, Helps restore comfort, Minimizes risk of irritation, Fragrance-free
Key Ingredients: Shea butter (Emollient), Beeswax (Moisture barrier)

This lip balm isn't for amateurs- this is some serious hydration. I use this at night for my often chapped lips. It has a thick (if you aren't careful- too thick) consistency, much like Vaseline. It works like a charm, banishing dry lips overnight but I find it too heavy for day. One of the recommended uses is treating extremely dry, irritated lips caused by the use of Accutane and other chemical treatments.This stuff is my lips best friend in winter.

$10 @ La Roche-Posay

Review- LORAC Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in Receive

Go for movie star glamour. LORAC combines a special of blend of emollients that actually help lips retain moisture. The result? Color that stays put and lips that look matte and moist. Ask and you shall Receive this rich, burgundy shade.

This is my absolute favorite lipstick! So you can imagine how freaked out I was when I could no longer find it at Sephora. I assumed it was discontinued. It turns out Sephora doesn't carry every shade of LORAC, so if you are looking for your old favorite, try QVC. Yes, QVC, the television channel.
They describe this as a burgundy, but it's not that dark. It's more of a deep red. Although it has a matte finish, it's not drying like most mattes. Plus I love the smell of all of LORAC's lipsticks. If you are looking for a true red with just a hint of vampiness to it, check it out.
$17.50 @ QVC

Friday, September 28, 2007

Review- Vichy Eye Make-up Remover Purite Thermale

Enriched with soothing Vichy Thermal Spa Water, cornflower water, and pro-vitamin B5 this formula effectively removes make up without causing dryness or irritation.
Skin Type/ Concern: All
Results: Eye makeup is perfectly removed while the eyelids are calmed and soothed. Ophthalmologist tested, tested on sensitive eyes and contact wearers.

I had recently bought some eye make-up remover @ Sephora & boy did it sting! Add on to that the fact that I sleep in my contacts and we have a very unsavoury situation. I noticed this because it said it was for sensitive eyes & that it has the same PH as tears. It is made with Vichy thermal Spa water. It was so gentle on my eyes! It was like putting water on my face, yet it was totally effective at getting my mascara, liquid liner and eyeshadow off completely with no rubbing. This is a product I will be buying again & again!
$12 @ Vichy

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Soap & Glory by Marcia Kilgore

Soap & Glory is a new line being offered at Target from Bliss Spa founder Marcis Kilgore.. It's sude, style and sass all blended together.. Finally a spa experience that is affordable and readily available..
Here are some of the line...

Soap & Glory Scrub of Your Life Body Scrub $14.99
• Exfoliating Body Scrub From Soap & Glory
• Contains Rose Oil
• Softens Skin
• Ideal for Dry Skin
• 6.6 fl. oz.
• Avoid Eye Contact

Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter $14.99
• Moisturizing Body Butter From Soap & Glory
• Contains Aloe Vera, Shea Butter
• Leaves Skin Velvety Soft
• Ideal for Dry Skin
• 10.14 fl. oz.
• Avoid Eye Conta

all from Target

Monday, September 24, 2007

Review- Bourjois Effet Lumiere Eyeshadow Trio

All the highlights of a menage a trois without the awkward morning after... A foolproof trio of soft, satin shades that all work seamlessly together. Blend one, two or three in any combination, or use the iridescent highlighter for more dynamic, dimensional eyes.

Apply the lightest shade to the lid and brow bone. Apply middle shade to eyelid. Blend the darkest shade close to upper lashes.

This is a really "fun" eyeshadow trio. I had never worn green eyeshadow before, but when I saw this pallette I fell for the colors. They are all very wearableand lend themselves to a variety of looks. For day I use only the light and middle shade. For night I add in the dark shade (which is a light forest green). It wears for the whole day without having to re-apply and looks great with black eyeliner and mascara. Like almost all eyeshadows, for perfect application use your own brush or applicator especially as this applicator is C-shaped to fit the package. I would recommend this eyeshadow and @ $18.50 it's a steal! Get it @ Sephora .

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Sean John Unforgiveable Woman

Unforgivable Women
$55-75 avail @ Sephora

Unforgivable Woman embodies the essence of sensuality that intoxicates the senses. This delicate blend of bergamot, orange flower, jasmine and coco de mer is captured in a deep rose gold bottle that glistens with femininity. A seductive scent that expresses what it is to be the unforgivable woman.

Notes: Orange Flower, Grapefruit, Cyclamen, Violet, Coco de Mar, Iris.
Style: Elusive. Enticing. Sensual.

Trish McEvoy 'Power of Makeup' Tools

Trish McEvoy's The Power of Makeup Tools $295.00 @ Nordstrom

Patent leather high-shine gunmetal grey Mini Quilted Makeup Planner, ten can't-live-without brushes for the perfect makeup application and new removable brush case with double-sided mirror, one side magnified for the most precise touchups. Tools to make it all so easy to look your best this season.

Brushes and tools include
Face Blending Brush 20,
Blending Brush 48
Medium Laydown Brush 40
Angled Crease Contour Brush 23
Precision Eye Lining Brush 11
Precision Smudge Brush 41
Precision Concealer Brush 44
Eye Brow Brush 32
Brow Groomer Brush
Silver Covered Lip Brush
Powder Puff
Cotton Swabs (100 pack).

Power of Makeup Page Simply Pretty 1 (shown) sold separately.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The Art of Shaving for Women

Ladies, Ladies, Ladies!! It's about time the Art of Shaving has addressed the other gender out there.. LADIES!! My guy is a big fan of the line and I have to be honest in telling you that I have stolen his shave cream and love it.. I am so elated that the Art of Shaving has started to make gender specific products.. I mean I really liked the men's Lemon Essential Oil but now that I can get a hold of Rose Absolut well, I am sold!! I can't wait to try these out.. They are superior men and I am sure the same is true for all of the ladies line... YEAH!!

Shaving Cream Jar $26

The Art of Shaving Shaving Cream softens and lifts the hair for perfectly shaved legs, under arms or bikini line, sleek, close and comfortable. Protects delicate skin from irritation, helps prevent nicks, cuts, and ingrown hairs. Formulated with pure Rose Absolute, distilled from the finest, fresh-picked rose petals, naturally therapeutic, to soothe and hydrate. Rich glycerin leaves legs soft and silky while protective coconut oil helps the razor glide easily and freely. Luxurious lather leaves the skin moisturized and scented with the delicate aroma of roses.

Pure Badger Shaving Brush $60
The Art of Shaving Shaving Brush generates a rich, warm, protective lather as it lifts and softens hairs, opens pores and gently exfoliates for a smoother, more luxurious shaving experience. Our Badger Shaving Brush is custom-contoured to fit a woman's shaving needs, and handcrafted for comfort, elegance and durability.

Earthen InstantPeel

Earthen - InstantPeel $50.00

Instantly peels away dead skin, sebum and impurities to uncover fresh baby soft skin. Regardless of your skin type, InstantPeel will dramatically improve your skin texture, elasticity, and firmness. The proof is at your fingertips: peeling within seconds of application when used as directed. Free of oils, artificial colorants and detergents; hypoallergenic; allergy tested.
To use: Use contents of one packet every other week for oily and normal skin, and one packet every three weeks for dry skin. Discard packet after each individual use. This fast-acting face-peeling paste sloughs away several layers of dead cells and sebaceous buildup (that's tech talk for blackheads) to improve your skin's surface in seconds. Includes six packets.

Ken Men Cosmetics for Men

ENER-C After-shave Mission Balm $40.00

Nutritive, deeply hydrating and healing "After-Shave Balm". Ener-C is a moisturizer activated with maximum concentrations of Vitamin C deriving from the Acerola & Marula fruit Extracts and nourishing Omega oils.

"The favorite choice of Professional Barbers".

Ciao Bella Natual Bath &Body

Ciao Bella's carefully designed natural body and skincare products are created with only the finest ingredients. They combine natural botanicals, vitamins, minerals and essential oils for products that pamper your body and nourish your skin. Their line of natural bath and body products includes, body wash, body lotion, sugar scrub, sea salt scrub, bamboo & sugar face scrub, hand & body cream, bubble bath, massage oil, soy shampoo, soy conditioner, hand made vegetable soap, bath bombs and hand poured natural soy wax candles.

We hope our natural body and skincare products will become an integral part of your daily routine to help balance your skin, relax your mind and promote an overall feeling of well being.

Ciao Bella Body Calming & Relaxing Bubble Bath $26.00

A nutrient rich and indulgent bath soak enriched with soy, natural botanical extracts, and pure essential oils that turns into a creamy lather in the bath to cleanse and nourish the skin, leaving it feeling soft and subtly scented.

Givenchy 'Ange ou Démon' Eau de Parfum

A modern and innovative new design that is easy and convenient to refill.

Givenchy introduce Ange ou Démon, an Oriental Floral fragrance centred around the noble lily and magnified by the elegance of palissander and oak woods. A sensual and elegant fragrance with a high level of natural ingredients. Ange ou démon is packaged in a precious bottle that symbolises luxury and femininity: a unique crystal droplet representing light and shadow.

TOP NOTES - Crystalline Femininity: white thyme essence, mandarin from Calabria and saffron essence.

HEART NOTES - Radiant Nobleness: noble lily, ylang-ylang, orchid maxillaria.

BASE NOTES - Mysterious Addiction: tonka bean, vanilla, palissander wood and oak wood essence.

1.7 oz $49.00

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Alora Ambiance


Riding on a delicious base of vanilla with an intriguing vein of jasmine woven throughout, comes our newest creation, vaniglia. Both familiar and exotic, this latest offering from Alora Ambiance carries with it all the warmth and possibility of autumn's late evening breeze.

avail in

Alora Ambiance 8 oz. Reed Diffuser - vaniglia
Vanilla and jasmine.
The 8 oz. bottle with sticks measures approximately 14 inches tall and lasts 2-3 months.
$50 (including bottle, sticks and open wood cap)

Alora Ambiance 16 oz. Reed Diffuser - vaniglia
Vanilla and jasmine.
The 16 oz. bottle with sticks measures approximately 17 inches tall and lasts 4-6 months.
$80 (including bottle, sticks and open wood cap)

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Hourglass Cosmetics now avail @ Sephora

Created by renowned beauty expert Carisa Janes, Hourglass brings timeless extravagance and style to the über-chic beauty junkie, all in one clutch-worthy collection. From lush shades to incredibly luxurious packaging, makeup has never been so pretty—or perfecting. Every product in the Hourglass line is formulated with the latest in cosmetic technology. Cutting-edge ingredients work to smooth and soften the skin, while innovations in packaging give the line its super chic appeal. Hourglass opens your eyes to a beautiful new reality: style and substance can coexist.

So happy to see that Hourglass has made it to Sephora now the masses will be able to get familiar with this great line.. I love their veil and lipsticks.. They don't come cheap but perform for me.. YEAH!!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Frederic Malle Editions de Parfum

100 ML $110.00

This Outrageous fragrance for men and women was created by Sophia Grojsman and Frederic Malle for exclusively Barneys. The fragrance reflects the combination of of caipirinha, clean laundry, green apple, orange blossom, amber and Texas cedar.

Freeze 24/7

Freeze 24 / 7 ~ Freeze and Go Instant Smoother and Brightener $65.00

Packed with the same anti-aging technology found in Freeze 24/7 Anti-Wrinkle Cream into one very sleek package that fits in the palm of your hand. This petite powerhouse works under or over makeup to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles instantly, and it’s loaded with skin brighteners, illuminators and collagen fillers for a flawless finish.


  • Softens fine lines, furrows and crow’s feet.
  • Enlivens tired, dull skin on contact.
  • Significantly refines and reduces the appearance of enlarged pores.
  • Helps to defend skin against free radicals and environmental aggressors, including pollution.
  • Fits perfectly in your handbag or cosmetics case.
  • Can be used over or under makeup.
  • Not tested on animals and contains no animal by-products.
  • Hypoallergenic.
  • Non-irritating.
  • Non-Comedogenic.

Frederic Fekkai Hi-Lights Hair Mascara

$20 from Bergdorf's

"Reflective, tone-on-tone highlights add dimension to your cut and a luminous glow to your skin. For your next big night out, try framing your face with a few strokes of hi-lights."-Frédéric Fekkai.

Instant, highlighting hair mascara. Turn on the lights—just for today or tonight. Brilliant, luminous, salon-worthy highlights brush in today and wash out tomorrow.

Two shimmering shades:
• "Gold" for blonde to light brown shades.
• "Cognac" for medium brown to black shades.

Product Features:
• Diamond powder and crushed pearl provide luminous, multi-dimensional color.
• Universally-flattering shades, specially chosen by lead colorists at the Frédéric Fekkai Salon.
• Precision wand applies product evenly, smoothly through the hair, without clumping or tearing.

How to use:
For the subtlest result, allow the applied color to dry for a minute, then, brush your hair lightly to blend. Hi-Lights can also be used to mask the appearance of regrowth at the roots.

Bond #9 for Boys

Bond No. 9 New York - DNA For Him / 3.3oz $185.00

Created for Saks Fifth Avenue in our signature DNA patterned bottle. An elegant aqua scent, containing an initial dash of Sicilian bergamot for coolness, followed by cardamom, amber and cedarwood for warmth. What makes this eau de parfum metro-modernity is the addition of notes that are new to luxury perfumes: a marine accord, fiery chilies, seductive incense and soothing guaiac wood from South America.This blend of classic and contemporary reflect the eclectic downtown spirit and style of NoHo-based Bond No. 9. 3.3 oz.

It's about time that one of the coolest fragrance companies has finally branched out to help all the boys out there smell as good as their gals.. I love so many of the bond scents and love, love, love their bottles, they are definitely the kind you want to have out for people to see.. Cool, chic and funky.. Can't wait to take a deep whiff of this!

Cynthia Rowley for Avon

CYNTHIA ROWLEY for AVON Lip Gloss $4.50

Sheer super-shaping, gleaming, glossy color with SPF 15. Maxi-moisturizing formula with vitamins A, C and E and jojoba oil for the smoothest definition and lip-magnifying shine. Wear alone or over lipstick. .15 oz. net wt.

I love when designers brand out and sign on with a major manufacturer to offer their items for less.. It allows us all to get a taste of what line.. These are avail for a limited time.. The line consists of 8 items and the prices range from $4.50 to $15.00 so affordable!!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Victor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum Spray

Viktor & Rolf 'Flowerbomb' Eau de Parfum Spray
Full-bodied and opulent, Flowerbomb is a floral explosion, a profusion of flowers that has the power to make everything seem more positive. Top notes: Tea and bergamot. Middle notes: Sambac jasmine, orchid, freesia, rose. Base note: Patchouli.

3.4 OZ- $150.00
1.7 OZ - $95.00

from Nordstrom


When I took my first whiff of this, it was quite overwhelming.. It's very floral and strong on the rose scent.. It's super feminine and pretty though.. I have been wearing it off and on all summer. I find that one spritz is enough for me for the entire day.. Also I love how it wears on my throughout the day, my skin smells fresh and lightly floral.. It does dry down so a nice pretty girly scent.. Tip, I also love to mix it.. I use equal spritz's of Flowerbomb and Creed's Siver Mountain Water.. It's a perfect blend of crisp and clean.. Don't just take my word for it, go out and try it next time you are in Neiman's..

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Review- Poshe Super Fast Drying Top Coat

I LOVE Poshe topcoat! It has been the only brand I've used for years. It has everything you could want in a topcoat- dazzling shine, quick dry time and it doesn't turn the color of your nail polish as you polish your nails with it! As if that isn't enough, it isn't tested on animals. It comes in a generously-sized bottle that stays good to the last drop (you know how some nail products turn to muck half way through the bottle). I've recommended this topcoat to all my friends and now I'm recommending it to you. It's a manicure "must have".

$9.49 (and well worth it) @ Poshe Nails (link above).