Terralina Gentle Facial Cleanser


A unique sulfate-free formula removes makeup, dirt and impurities without the use of harsh detergents or mineral oils that dry out and irritate the skin. Soothing, softening and totally succulent -- it a verifiable skin savior. $24
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5 Days of Florals: Day 5



Daisy Marc Jacobs
Gardenia, violet petals and jasmine petals are enhanced with fresh touches of wild strawberry and ruby red grapefruit for a deliciously delicate aroma. $72
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5 Days of Florals: Day 4



Ralph Lauren LOVE Crystal Parfum
Notes of Bulgarian rose, ylang ylang, amber and Chinese magnolia are ensconced in a refillable heart-shaped flacon with a crystal-adorned dauber. $600 for .5 oz.
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5 Days of Florals: Day 3



Estée Lauder Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia Parfum
Sumptuous and utterly decadent, a sculptured glass bottle with a golden cap encrusted in natural stones, only accents the pure femininity of the classic florals within. $300 for 1 oz.,
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5 Days of Florals: Day 2



India Hicks Island Night
A tropical twist on traditional floral, Crabtree & Evelyn joined forces with Bravo’s “Top Design” host to create a delicate balance of orchids, night-blooming flowers and orange blossoms. $50 for 3.4 fl oz.
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La Prairie introduces: Platinum Power



First there was the Skin Caviar Collection, then there was Cellular Radiance Pure Gold Concentrate and now La Prairie introduces the crown jewel of their cult favorite collections with Cellular Cream Platinum Rare. A revolutionary anti-aging cream, key ingredient pure platinum maintains an electrical balances in the epidermis, allowing the skin to function effectively and perform efficiently to obtain optimal electrolyte and fluid balance -- thus creating a lifted, firm and glowing appearance. Priced at $1,000 for 1.7 oz. Personally, I think I'd rather have a jar filled of 10 crisp $100 bills, but I guess anything is worth a try if you have the funds.
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5 Days of Florals: Day 1



Bulgari Jasmin Noir Created to reflect the brand’s traditions of prestige and luxury, a new classic fragrance was created using the most revered follower in perfumery – jasmine, which is accented with hints of green sap, gardenia and precious woods. $140
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Paul Mitchell Express Ion Round™ Brushes



Available in four sizes (small, medium, large and extra-large), corkscrew bristles create luscious straight or curled styles -- gently gripping each and every strand for super-fast blow drying. $18.95-$21.95 each
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Sonya Dakar Deep Pore Clarifying Serum



Formulated to treat sensitive, blemish prone skin, the all-new, cutting edge solution from the celebrity favorite brand utilizes the synergy of Acai, Copaiba and Adiroba to heal and prevent blemishes while soothing inflammations. I've been using this serum for about 2 weeks now, and my skin is totally pure and essentially poreless. Also available in the Clarifying line are a Pore Minimizer and Acai Face Wash. $42-$48 each
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Frais Hand Sanitizer



Created as a luxe alternative to traditional hand sanitizer, Frais™ uses a formula of 66 percent sugarcane alcohol and eight essential oils (ginger, tangerine, lemon myrtle, niaouli, orange, basil and cardamom) to kill 99.9 percent of germs on contact. The non-drying, paraben-free formula is also certified by PETA as a cruelty-free and vegan cosmetic product. $7 for 1.7 fl. oz
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Stila Smoky Eye Talking Palette



That's right, a palette that talks! In addition to the signature 4-pans (base, lid, contour shade & liner), this techno-savvy ensemble includes a recording by an actual Stila artist that will teach you how to create the perfect smoky eye, complete with artistry tips, which tools to use, and helpful hints -- all in under a minute's time. Available in 5 color combinations. $40
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Fall Favorites




Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Peel Banish, dry, flaky skin with purel pumpkin enzymes, which gently dissolve dead surface cells and impurities to reveal newer, more radiant skin. Plus, it smells so good, you might even want to use it in your next pie! $44
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Holiday 2008 Preview: La Mer The Crème de la Crème



For true Crème de la Mer devotees – this set wraps the iconic 16.5 oz. jar of the cult classic in chic mother of pearl. $1,390
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New: Laura Mercier Undercover Pot



Available in 4 shades, each portable pot contains steps three and four of Mercier’s Flawless Face components – Secret Camouflage, Secret Concealer and Translucent Loose Setting Powder – perfect for on-the-go application. $34
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Clarins Instant Smooth Foundation



A concoction of concealing pigments provide the ultimate coverage for the skin’s imperfections including redness, dilated pores, dark spots, wrinkles and fine lines. I found that it's best when applied with the fingertips, and a little goes a long way. Just set with some translucent powder, and you'll be impressed with the flawless coverage that's dewy enough to appear natural and fresh. $37
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DuWop EyeCatcher Pencils



I'm in love with these beefy, oversized pencils. Formulated to intensify eye color using basic color theory, DuWop's new, long-lasting, multi-taskers can be used as liner, on the lid and even as a lash tint. Plus, they're waterproof--I had no smudgies--even after a workout and dip in the pool! $18.50 each
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Go Blue

I've been wearing dark blue mascara for years, and if you haven't tried it, what are you waiting for? Don't worry, it's not like you'll be channeling the 80s, instead you'll just be exploiting the bad-ass benefits of the hue. Not only will it make the whites of your eyes appear brighter, but it will make blue eyes appear bluer; brown eyes more golden; and hazel eyes pop with hints of lush green. When picking your shade, steer clear of anything in the aqua or turquoise families, and look for deeper blue, navy and even violet shades. One of my favorites is Benefit BADgal blue mascara ($19, benefitcosmetics.com).
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Fall Preview: Kiehl's Forest Rain Eau de Toilette

The first new Eau De Toilette from Kiehl’s since the release of Musk Eau de Toilette in 2004, this forest green glass bottle houses this fresh blend of Muguet, Vetiver, Citrus and Cedar Wood. Labeled "unisex" like all Kiehl's products, I find the aroma to be a little too peppery for my feminine nose, but it definitely doesn't lack in freshness. Additional products available in the Forest Rain line include Shower Liquid Body Cleanser & Hand and Body Lotion. Prices will range from $15.50-$38.50 at Kiehl's stores beginning late September 2008.
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Nu Skin - Now for Hair?


The heat & humidity of the summer months hair often leaves hair distressed and damaged. And now, international beauty industry giant Nu Skin aims to repair and restore hair for fall with an innovative approach that utilizes anti-aging ingredients to leave locks vibrant, youthful and manageable in two simple steps — strengthen and repair. Featuring a series of three shampoos and three conditioners, each was developed with specific hair types in mind. After just a few days of use, I could totally see a sleeker look to my sometimes seriously over-processed locks. $10-$15 each, nuskin.com
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What is Crystalift?


Perhaps one of the biggest beauty breakthroughs of the past few months, Crystalift is an at-home microdermabrasion system that offers a true alternative to expensive in-office treatments that can cost thousands of dollars. The tabletop unit uses a patent pending process that combines two new technologies — crystal resurfacing and vacuum-lift therapy — to gently lift away old, dead and damaged skin cells allowing newer, fresher skin cells to emerge for a healthy, radiant glow. $249, crystalift.com
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Haute Picks

Best New Stuff to Become Obsessed With:





tarte™ berry couture stain set
For healthy, glowing cheeks and naturally-hued lips, look no further than this limited edition set in berrylicious — a debut shade — that includes cheek and lip stains infused with tarte’s signature t5 super fruit complex™. $35, tartecosmetics.com



Själ Balans Deep Pore Cleanser & Mineral Källa Energy Tonic After years of extensive research, the super-luxe, cult favorite brand has introduced two new additions as perfect complements to the existing line of moisturizers. Formulated to protect and repair all skin types from environmental damage, and to help reduce the signs of aging, each works on the cellular level to enhance oxygen supply, reduce inflammation, and boost immunity. $65 each, eluxury.com









Thierry Mugler Vinyl Gloss for Eye Lashes 
Finally, a product that creates dramatic, “vinyl-coated” lashes with exceptional length, a wet-look shine and long-lasting effects. The use of acrylic resins in combination with individual lash-by-lash application guarantees glam your glam factor and is suitable for nights out on the town. $49, thierrymuglerbeauty.com
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Sole Search



Sandal season is back, so toss last summer’s cushy insoles and opt for the new Fragrant Footings® by Summer Soles. These luxury cushions are fully-equipped, garden-fresh inserts that use signature step-to-release technology that keep feet fresh and odor-free, now matter how hot or humid the weather. Available scents include jasmine, lemon and mint, in either black or nude colors and either absorbent or cushioned varieties. $11-$15, 888-773-9626 or summersoles.com.
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Shine On



Bourjois Shimmering Shine Liquid Eye Shadow Refresh your look with a power-packed dose of shine, hydration and show-stopping pigments. Easy-to-apply, never sticky and perfect for warm, summer months, this cooling shadow creates gorgeous metallic looks with 8 shimmering shades. $16 each, Sephora.com
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Got Backne?



Clinique Acne Solutions Cleansing Bar for Face and Bod
y Unclog pores and reduce excess oil from head to toe with this super-sized bar soap that soothes and calms irritated, acne-prone skin. $12.50, clinique.com
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Whipped Dream



Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Body Whip Moisture Cream
The weightless, aerosolized formula absorbs quickly and keeps skin soft and fragrant with six delicious scents including cotton candy, grape, strawberry, apple, vanilla and berry. $12 each, victoriassecret.com
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Prime Time


Raw Natural Beauty is about to launch its latest au natural product, Andiroba Botanical Face Primer. Use it on its own or under makeup to promote a dewy, glowy and an all-over luminous complexion, sans harsh synthetics and chemicals. The very first line to offer high-performance formulas and age-defying botanicals in every product in their line, Raw Natural Beauty combats the visible signs of aging while essential nutrients replenish and restore the skin's beauty, from the outside-in. rawnaturalbeauty.com
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Lip Wonder


New from Osmotics, Lip & Tuck is the ultimate 3-in-1 lip treatment. It combines anti-aging, moisturizing and plumping benefits in one tube, plus the natural blue hue (due in part to key ingredient Blue Copper) works to make teeth appear brighter and whiter, even though the gloss goes on sheer and shiny. $35, osmotics.com (Available April 1, 2008)
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Love for Lemon


Lemon is one of those aromas that you either love or hate, and if you've sniffed some lemon-based products in your quest for beauty, I wouldn't be surprised if you often associate the smell with lysol or some other household cleaner. However, I recently discovered a chic yet cheap line called J.R. Watkins Apothecary that offers what might be the best-smelling lemon scents this nose has ever sniffed. The Lemon Cream Shea Butter combines the lemon scent with shea butter that been whipped with cocoa butter, as well as macadamia nut, avocado, apricot kernal, jojoba and coconut oils. It goes on smooth, absorbs quickly and smells absolutely delectable. The lemon scent is also available in lighter lotions, hand creams, salves and body oils!
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