Saturday, December 6, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser (1.7 oz.)
Zero Gravity Repairwear
Lift Firming Cream (0.5 oz.)
Multi-Compact with Colour Surge Eye Shadow Duo
in Beach Plum and Soft-Pressed Powder Blusher in New Clover
Lash Doubling Mascara (0.14 oz.)
Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 in Bamboo Pink
Long Last Lipstick in Coral
Silvery Lipstick Case
Elegant travel bag designed exclusively for Clinique by Trina Turk
Online and in store. One per person, while supply lasts.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Now here's to hoping its scent is as winning as its bottle's design. Here's what the blend is:
• Top notes: Violet, Red Berries (Black Currant) Italian Mandarin.
• Middle notes: Bulgarian Rose and Egyptian Jasmine.
• Bottom Notes: Iris Butter and Vetiver.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sephora Times Square
12 pm - 2 pm: Personal Appearance by Dylan Lauren
Sephora Northpark Mall
2 pm - 4 pm: Personal Appearance by Dylan Lauren
Body Smoothie Lotion: Shake things up and quench your skin's thirst with this light-weight hydrating lotion.
Candy Butter Cream: Who says you can't eat your cake and wear it too? This decadent topping is the icing on the cake for your skin.
Ice Cream Sugar Scrub: Had a rough day? Scrub the stress away and splurge on this calorie-free remedy!
Candy Lip Saver: A nutrient packed, mouth watering lip treatment. Lips should always be candy-luscious and sweet to kiss!
Soda Pop Shower Gel: Give your skin a sweet refreshing drink! Pop it open and energize your body with this invigorating cleanser.
The Re-Treat line can also be purchased at Sephora. I've not had the chance to sample any of these sweet treats yet, but I certainly want to. And a no-calorie treat is something that is right up my alley these days...
Friday, November 7, 2008
Anyhoo...the deal is: 20% off!!!! Yes, 20% off your merchandise orders (which I am assuming means the offer is not valid on gift cards, though that'd be pretty awesome). Enter code FF2008 at checkout. Valid 11/6 - 11/10. And, remember, orders over $50 get free shipping.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Today, the mailman delivered to me something fabulous!! It was my THREE CUSTOM COLOR SPECIALISTS ' custom-created lipsticks!! I wrote a post on October 1st titled "Really, I Can't Live Without My Lipstick" about the great Three Custom Color Specialists and how I order from them a shade called Once Bitten based on a sample of lipstick from the Diane von Furstenberg beauty line developed few years ago that was discontinued (boo-hoo). I recently ordered four (yup, 4!!!) new tubes (you get a discount if you order more than two, plus a $10 discount when you re-order, so it was worth it). And I desperately needed them - or at least one - I was all out. The only thing good about being out of your go-to-everyday lippie is that it forces you to find something else to wear until those precious tubes of colored happiness arrive in your mailbox. I found in my lipstick bin (yes - my own personal lipstick bin) one named True Mauve from Victoria's Secret that I was really happy to rediscover as it works perfectly with the smoky color palettes for this fall . However, I did not buy it recently, and, surprise, surprise, it seems it no longer exists. Anyhoo -- as nice as that color is, I am already sporting my custom-color creation. And all is right in my world again...Ok, well, at least in my lipstick world!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
As described by DOLCE & GABBANA:
The top notes radiate a vibrant luminosity, with a sun-touched citrus blend of bergamot and mandarin. Warm fruity notes of luscious lychee and succulent peach add to the delight. The passionate heart evokes an exploding femininity, with an opulent floral soul comprised of madonna lily, muguet and jasmine, creating a distinct, audacious signature. An unexpected hint of plum glows as the base finally blooms with the luscious allure of precious vetyver, accentuated with the lasting warmth of vanilla and sweetened ambery-musk tones.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
And you know what? Since this is my blog, I want to show my support for Barack Obama! And my fellow Univ. of Delaware alum Joe Biden (no, we didn't attend at the same time, just went to the same school- many years apart). Go Dems!
But I will say, Sarah Palin gets my vote for best lip color and overall makeup - any ideas what she's got going on there in terms of brands and shades?
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
So, hit the mall and spend a little green to help pink!
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Clarins Extra-Firming Tightening Lift Botanical Serum (0.1 oz.)
Lancôme Absolue Ultimate ßx Serum (0.33 oz.)
Clinique 7-Day Scrub Cream (0.24 oz.)
BVLGARI Jasmin Noir Eau de Parfum Natural Spray (0.05 oz.)
Origins Checks and Balances™ Frothy Face Wash (0.24 oz.)
Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream (0.17 oz.)
Kinerase® Clear Skin Regulating Mask (0.24 oz.)
Jack Black Industrial Strength Hand Healer (0.5 oz.)
Too Faced Lash Injection Extreme Thickening & Lengthening Mascara (0.17 oz.)
Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash (1 oz.)
MARC JACOBS Daisy Eau de Toilette Spray (0.04 oz.)
Bare Escentuals® Paraben-Free Mineral Veil (0.2 oz.)
Donna Karan Cashmere Mist 'Cashmere Silk' Packette (0.03 oz.)
Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Eau de Parfum Spray (0.05 oz.)
Monday, October 6, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Total Beauty - Total Cure is dedicated to increasing awareness about the importance of prevention and early detection, and arming women with the knowledge they need to take control of their health, bringing us one step closer to a world without breast cancer.
"As a hereditary breast cancer survivor, I know the importance of early detection. Research is the key to increasing survivorship and finding a cure. I am more optimistic than ever that it's possible. I am thrilled that the beauty bloggers are joining together to do their part," remarks beauty blogger, Debbi O’Shea.
Breast cancer information, screening guidelines, and links to available resources will be integrated throughout the campaign. The Total Beauty blog community will engage its readership through daily giveaways that require entrants to answer breast cancer trivia, making the contests dually educational and fun. Giveaways will also be hosted on Total Beauty - Total Cure pages on Facebook and MySpace; throughout the month of October, all visitors who become a "friend" of the pages will be entered in a drawing to win a bounty of beauty products. Giveaway sponsors include Anastasia Beverly Hills, Benefit, Cargo, Clarisonic, Jurlique, L’Oreal Paris, NARS, Stila and Tarte. This unique collaboration of beauty bloggers, beauty brands and Total Beauty is one to show a united voice of strength and hope that, someday soon, we will close in on a cure to breast cancer.
For more information on the Total Beauty-Total Cure campaign, please visit http://www.totalbeauty.com/.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
I got this special offer from someone I used to work with who now works at Spanx (awesome gig, right?!). It's good to know people at cool companies! Especially a company that wants to make your rear look fab.
Just in case the print is a little too small, the offer is 30% off at spanx.com when you enter the promo code spanxanniversary thru Sept. 14th.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
NO, I didn't misspell Bzz -- that's how it's spelled according to BzzAgent.com, the leading word-of-mouth media network. What that means is BzzAgent is hired by companies who want to get the word out about their product or service and gets people like me (a "BzzAgent") to spread the word after receiving samples of said product. I recently received samples (actually, full-size products) of some items from the revamped Max Factor line. I was pretty darn excited -- in the past I've gotten air freshener and coupons for free yogurt from BzzAgent, which was cool -- I love free anything, but to get free makeup?! AWESOME!
This is what I received in my BzzKit: MAX Factor ColorGenius Blush, Volume Couture Mascara, a Blush Brush, and Lipfinity Lustres Lip Color. I have tried the first three items. I have not tried the lip color yet only because it's really not my shade (based on the color in the tube. Since it is supposed to last for up to 16 hours and I'm pretty sure I'm going to like the color on me, I figure I'd better test it when I know I won't have to leave the house in case it really isn't my shade at all!!). I review that later - I really want to see just how long it lasts.
The MAX Factor ColorGenius Blush I received is a three color blush that you swirl together with the Blush Brush. My blush shade(s) is Peaches (when responding to the "invitation" from BzzAgent to join the Max Factor "campaign," I had to chose between Peach and Rose shades, and I picked Peach). I like the blush, nothing extraordinary about it, but it's nice and I like that you can swirl all the colors together, or use them individually. The lightest shade is a nice highlighter, and the deeper shade allows you to, uh, contour (I know, that's such an 80's thing, but sometimes you just need to do it). I really like the Blush Brush. It is not small, like the ones that come with blush (think CoverGirl), and it's not big like a bronzer or powder brush either. It really is the perfect in-between size, and lets you apply just the right amount of blush just where you need it. It's a natural hair brush, too, and at drugstore.com, it was only $4.09!! That's an incredible price for a natural hair brush - or even a synthetic one. Or any brush. That's a good deal.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Try a new one every day for a week - how fun!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
However...I was in ULTA the other day, and checked out their OPI display of new fall colors, and fingernails, look out! You are going to be painted in the near future, when the air turns cooler, and the leaves start to fall. I fell in love with OPI's nail color called You Don't Know Jacques! It is from their "La Collection de France" and this collection has many beautiful deep, rich colors perfect for fall, but You Don't Know Jacques! was my hands-down (ha-ha, get it?!) favorite. It is so different than any color I would normally consider putting on my short, stubby fingers (i.e. not pale pink). Plus, since I am not 14 and not Goth, I steer clear of the black and navy shades (works on many who are over 14, but not me). But this soft brown is so pretty - not edgy, like dark shades can be. On the OPI site, You Don't Know Jacques! is described as a "trendy taupe," but it is a little darker than taupe, but I would not consider it chocolate, though it should look very pretty with all the chocolate-inspired fall lines coming out, ex. Estee Lauder.
Get ready fingernails! You're getting a makeover this fall.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Anyhoo...the cleanser, surprisingly, did not leave behind a greasy film that you might expect. The directions have you massage it into your face for one to two minutes, I guess to make sure the product really adheres to your skin. But it washes off just like any other cleanser. It's hard to believe that anything is truly left behind. I wrote to the company asking how this product worked, and, alas, I was told that "this technology is considered proprietary information". However, even though St. Ives didn't want to divulge their top-secret technology, apparently, someone else found out, because after only one search for "cleanser with SPF," I found out the following info from DailyBeauty:
This SPF 10 source works because it’s encapsulated in a positively-charged silica shell that sticks to the negatively-charged skin, so when the cleanser is rinsed off, the sun protection stays. In addition to protecting against 90% of UVB rays, Protective Cleanser also contains antioxidant vitamin E.
Now I wish I could say I was really dedicated to finding out if this cleanser truly protected, but I have to say I was not at all willing to go outside and offer up my already sun-damaged face to the harmful rays of the sun for research, knowing that I would never go out with a sunscreen that only contained SPF10. Like I said, I'll use this cleanser, but will keep in mind that the SPF10 I'm getting from it is just a little extra insurance, not my only source of protection.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Oh, yeah, I want to read the article, too.