My Skin, myBlend

Now it's easy to love your skin with myBlend by Dr. Oliver Courtin, a line of personalized skin care products formulated to cater to women’s needs during the different stages of life. The brad is made of up three categories—The Essential, The Boosters and The Specifics. The Essential formulas serve as the line’s foundation, and are available in lotions and creams, numbered 01-08, that are selected based on skin type. The Boosters can be blended into the Essential Formulas to address skin emergencies such sunburn, redness and dullness, to name a few, while The Specifics offer everyday essentials like cleansers, eye treatments, sunscreen and even an awesome zit zapper! Prices start at $45, and myBlend is available exclusively at select Saks Fifth Avenue locations as well as
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Winter Wonders

Super-moisturizing stuff to keep you hydrated from head-to-toe:

Darphin Aromatic Renewing Balm
Before bed, apply this velvety balm to tight, flaky skin to soothe and improve overall suppleness with ingredients such as Vitamin E and essential oils. $75,

DuWop Realipsticks Chapped lips don’t have to be color-free thanks to DuWop’s creamy formula lipsticks, which are infused with jojoba oil, grapeseed oil and UV protection. $18 each,

Apivita Propoline Pedi Care Cream An indulgent treat for the feet, this exfoliating cream removes dead skin from heels, knees and elbows in a single stroke and simultaneously heals, moisturizes and renews. $14,

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Prescriptives Here To Stay 24-Hour Mascara The first 24-hour mascara on the market, here To Stay boasts a smudge-proof, extra-long wearing formula uses a flexible, comb brush with 360-degree, tapered bristles that grab, lift and separate individual lashes. $19.50,
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The Heat? It's on!

Sleek and fashion-forward, the Linea-Pro Nano Silver Titanium Flat Iron is inspired by the timeless elegance of Louis Vuitton and provides salon-quality results in the comfort of your own home. The patented, high-tech plate boosts performance while protecting the hair, and narrow design features a longer plate that picks up more hair and cuts styling time by up to 50 percent. Plus, new plate technology releases up to 60 percent more negative ions and far-infrared rays to leave hair smooth, silky and shiny. $199,
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Charitable Beauty

Nu Skin Epoch Baobab Body Butter For each unit of this luxurious, hydrating product sold, Nu Skin donates to the Force For Good Foundation’s™ “Malawi Seeds of Hope” project, which focuses on the reforestation of Baobab Trees. These trees store up to 120,000 liters of water in their trunks, and are essential to the survival of many African communities during the dry season. In addition to Baobab fruit extract, the decadent cream also contains Shea butter and macadamia nut oil to increase moisture levels and maintain water barrier functions. $29.95,
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Tool of the Trade

Beautyblender™ Apply makeup like a pro with this all-new makeup sponge, which delivers a clean, flawless and streak-free finish thanks to its unique elliptical shape and specially-engineered suede-like texture. With proper cleaning, this essential must-have will last for several months. $20,
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The It List

Barielle 60 Second Pedicure Exfoliate while simultaneously restoring moisture to your feet in one simple step with this must-have. The counterpart to the best-selling 60 Second manicure, Barielle's all-natural treatment uses Dead Sea salts to buff away dull, flaky skin and grape seed, avocado and palm oils to up moisture levels. Additionally, super-power pomegranate works to stimulate cell turnover whole providing a freshly fragrant at home spa treatment. $25, Bath & Body Works

Bourjois Metal
lic Eyeliner Waterproof, yet still soft and easy-to-apply, this collection of six dazzling and slightly sparkly liners are essential for go-to, glam looks. Available colors include: brown, coal (black), copper, gold, green and turquoise. $12 each, Sephora

SK-II Air Touch Foundation Light, with a dewy finish and unbelievable coverage, Air Touch disperses a fine mist of color and brand signature anti-aging ingredient Pitera in seconds, leaving skin streak-free, even- toned and absolutely radiant, without the mask-like results of other spray foundations. $150, Saks Fifth Aveneue
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Discover: Sonya Dakar

After assisting my husband and father-in-law with some drywall repairs around the house yesterday, I was reminded of a great product that has caused some heated debates in the beauty biz -- Cellular Patch Cream by celeb-skin authority, Sonya Dakar. An anti-aging product that claims to: Reduce wrinkles by 55%, increase firmness by 55% and increase collagen synthesis by 55%, it's no wonder people are expecting miracles at $155 for 1 oz, but let's get real -- not everyone will yield the same, positive results. A friend of mine, age 36, with dry skin found superior results with visible improvements on her fine lines after using the cream for about 3 months, but after just one application, my younger, combination skin reacted violently with a scattering of surface pimples.

Some other Sonya Dakar products worth trying:

The Red Grapefruit Wash is detergent-free and utilizes natural ingredients like cardamon and red grapefriut extract (obviously) to remove impurities and dirt without causing dryness and hypersensitivity. $40

Often described as a "Miracle Product" or a "Hollywood Secret" , Drying Potion contains a combination of all-natural ingredients that helps treat and eliminate breakouts -- FAST!
Namely, Dead Sea sulfur reduces redness and puffiness while lavender and chamomile calm the skin, sage disinfects and peppermint to stimulates blood circulation , which promotes quick healing and cell turnover. $25
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Found: Target

While perusing tar-jay earlier today, I noticed a new line of mostly bath & body products (the somewhat limited collection included lip gloss, as well as body wash, scrub, butter, shimmer lotion and bubble bath) with kitchy, retro packaging reminiscent of the benefit line, and catchy product names similar to philosphy -- a given seeing as Marcia Kilgore also founded that brand 11 years ago. Her newest release Soap &Glory, which previously had only available at upscale outlets such as Barneys Co-Op stateside, and legendary Harvey Nichols in the U.K., pushes the envelope with punny names like The Righteous Butter, Clean on Me and Sexy Mother Pucker -- a plumping lip gloss. It will be interesting to see if the brand expands, or if this is a market that's been tapped out.
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Brand Report Fall 2007: Bobbi Brown

Always the sign of a true makeup connoisseur, Bobbi Brown's (the consmetics maven, not the crack head) sleek logo -- often scoped on best-sellers like the Long Wear Gel Eyeliner , Foundation Stick and seasonal Limited Editions -- is the epitome of fine cosmetics excellence. With just-right shades that exude true elegance, the fall palette, Stonewashed Nudes, is all about subtle sexiness with cool, smoky eyes, neautral lips and just a hint of sultry shimmer left over from summer.
In the Stonewashed Nudes Palette, you’ll find the following eye shadows in a combination of flat and shimmer shades:
Stonewash Shimmer Wash
Mica Shimmer Wash
Rock Shimmer Wash
Ash Shimmer Wash
Hot Stone

And the new Lip Colors in this collection, neutral tones to complement your cool, smoky eyes:

Sandwash Tulle
Hot Cocoa
Tulle Brown
Rich Cocoa
Brownie Pink
Cocoa Berry

There’s also two new Shimmer Lip Gloss shades (exclusive and limited edition, of course) in Stonewashed Nude and Stonewashed Mauve and a new Pot Rouge in Stonewashed Pink.

All products available at : Bobbi Brown

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Natural Beauty...

is all around us...

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Momentary Obsessions

Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Intensive Smoothing Hand Crème A special blend of decadent ingredients work to fade discolorations, revive moisture and promote elasticity and resilience resulting in smoother, more supple hands. $45,

Benefit 24K Sexy Gold Lip Gloss** Warm and shimmery, with just the right about of sheer shine, this gloss is the perfect transition from fall to winter. $20.

La Mer The Moisturizing Gel Cream Suitable for warm weather climates and those with oily skin, this new formulation boasts the essential La Mer Miracle Broth™ properties in a super-lightweight formula. $195,

**Blogger is converting all gold colors in the photos to BLUE for some reason...I have no idea why...
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Lash Out!

Enhance the length and lushness of your lashes, one-by-one, with lash extensions by NovaLash™. The only lash extension product on the market that is made in the U.S., U.S. Pharmaceutical Grade, and doctor-formulated for safety, NovaLash extensions are individually applied to make eyes look bigger, lashes more lush and totally eliminates the need for mascara. The initial application may take in the upwards of two hours, but the results are well-worth the wait. My NovaLash expert, Wellington-based Michelle Garifine created a spa-like, zen experience in the treatment room of Tipsy Nail Spa & Salon (1037 State Rd. 7, Suite 112; 561-333-0413) while she meticulously applied lashes according to my eye shape and desired results. The Bottom Line: If you want fluttery, dark lashes, that last for over a month, NovaLash is for you! Call Michelle Garifine at 561-629-3692 or log on to to find a location near you.
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Got Blackheads?

If so, I’ve found an all-new product that really works to banish them — for good. Formulated with a powerful combination of salicylic acid, glycolic acid, azelaic acid and retinol, Ain’t Misbehavin’ Intensive Blackhead Treatment by DERMAdoctor provides rapid and long-term improvement for skin plagued by clogged pores. Explains DERMAdoctor founder and president, Dr. Audrey Kunin, “The secret to this formulation lies in its ability to target all factors that contribute to the formulation of a blackhead while also reducing the appearance of pore size being exaggerated by the blemish itself.” $42,
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oh, Oh, OH!!!!!

Since 1995, NARS Orgasm has been hitting the beauty G-Spot of millions of women throughout the world. And now, this perfect, peachy-pink, cult favorite hue is available for a limited time in the form of The Multiple (through Holiday 2007) -- a super-portable, creamy stick form to impart its coveted, shimmering peach glow, anywhere you want, from head to toe. $36.50, exclusively at
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Welcome, welcome!

Welcome to Beauty Buzzed! If your beauty collection reaches far beyond the limits of your bathroom, you're probably a beauty junkie. Beauty addiction rears itself in so many forms--hence, the list:

You Know You're Addicted to Beauty If::
  1. Sephora is bookmarked in your web browser
  2. You can't walk by a Bath & Body Works without sniffing at least 10 lotions, and testing every anti-bacterial gel, foam and cream ever invented
  3. You might die without chapstick/lip balm/lip gloss
  4. You carry at least 4 beauty items in your purse at all times
  5. If you leave the house without applying mascara, you feel naked and incomplete
  6. You can smell and identify perfume/cologne from at least 10 feet away, and you know that Thierry Mugler Angel and Aqua di Gio are, hands down, the most identifiable scents on the planet
  7. Your hand/inner arm is permanently stained with pigment
  8. You want to become a professional makeup artist just to have access to the MAC pro products, and if you don't, you aren't shy about buying half-used colors from last season off of ebay.
  9. You receive lotion, makeup, and perfume, etc. on your birthday, Christmas, Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, Hannukah, Kwaanza, Ramadan and even Canadian Thanksgiving (October 8)
  10. You hate how the dust in palettes cross-contaminates their contents, but they're just so pretty you buy them anyway--especially Limited Editions!
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Welcome! I am Jenny, the author here at Beauty Buzzed. I am a beauty, travel and fashion journalist, as well as the editor of Simply The Best, a South Florida based, glossy magazine that chronicles all of life's luxuries. My product addictions began many years ago as I perused the aisles of Walgreens, CVS and Rite Aid as a preteen and it wasn't long before I discovered the luxury brands within department stores (Sephora didn't even exist yet--the horror!). I'm not a makeup artist, nor do I claim to have any special beauty powers--I just love to write about all things beauty! I am open to all of your suggestions, comments, questions and critiques and actually encourage you to get in touch with me! 

Now, for some about me beauty FAQ:

Favorite Makeup Look: Natural & Slightly Sunkissed

Favorite Skin Care: Glytone Step Up System

Favorite Beauty Tool: Eyelash Curler

Favorite Hair Care: Alterna Caviar

Favorite Nail Polish: Essie "Pansy" (a close substitute for my real favorite yet hard-to-find Chanel Organdy)

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