Naturopathica Arnica Muscle & Joint Bath and Body Oil

I had a seriously stressful day yesterday so I decided to add a few drops of this potent oil to my bathwater during a well-deserved, highly anticipated and MUCH NEEDED soak in the tub. Let me tell you, this super-duper oil does live up to its claims:
 soothing of sore, tired muscles: CHECK
elimination of aches  pains: CHECK CHECK.
 It also smells pretty good, and left my skin feeling soft and supple. $32,
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Shades by Barielle in "joytini"

Barielle nail polishes (Shades by Barielle) are formaldehyde-, toluene- and DBP-free; plus there's a sufficient color collection (65 COLORS TO CHOOSE FROM) to keep most satisfied. I recently gave myself an at-home mani using the shade "joytini" -- a tangerine hue that definitely looks best with a tan. I did paint my fingers, but I think this color would be much better suited on the toes. $8 each at
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Chantecaille La Baleine Bleue Eyes

Not just for those with baby blues, Chantecaille La Baleine Bleue Eyes provides a tasteful mix of playful tones suitable for all eye colors. Plus, the color compact contains 5 shimmering yet subtle shades depicting a mommy whale and baby whale swimming in the sea!  Art + makeup = love! $98,
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Prescriptives In Bloom Cheek Duo

I'm really lovin' Prescriptives' spring color line, specifically the In Bloom Cheek Duos, which give a slightly flushed, feminine glow that even rivals my MOST favorite NARS blushes.. $28

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Maybelline New York Lash Stiletto Ultimate Length Mascara

Not all mascaras are created equal, but once again Maybelline New York reminds us that you don’t have to break the bank to get lust-worthy lashes. Lash Stiletto Ultimate Length Mascara uses an exclusive Grip & Extend brush to grasp each lash to coat from every angle, easily separating, elongating and sliding on more seductive length with every stroke. Plus, the patented elastic formula stretches lashes to their longest lengths and contains Pro-Vitamin B5 for ultimate conditioning and lasting shine. $8.95
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Worth every penny of the $60 price tag, this finishing powder by Chanel is THE secret to a flawless face. Luxuriously soft and airy, the superfine formula banishes oil from the chin, nose and forehead while also setting foundation so that it stays in place. I prefer to apply it with a big, fluffy brush, rather than the provided puff.
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By Terry Mineral Powder Collection

I'm such a sucker for on-the-go applicators and unique packaging, so naturally I'm enamored with the new line by the ever innovative Terry de Gunzburg.

Blush-Expert Mineral Compact Brush ($55) leaves a bright, satiny finish and is available in 4 shades.

Light-Expert Compact Mineral Foundation Brush ($60)is available in 4 super blendable shades that smooth wrinkles and fine lines, cover imperfections, and fill in hollows.

Bronze-Expert Sun Compact Brush ($55) is an all-in-one bronzer that uses an ultra-fine mineral powder to perfectly blend color onto the skin without any marks or streaks.
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got2be 2 sexy voluptuous styling lotion

Once I got past the ridiculous name, I decided to try this stuff out with this morning's rare pre-7 a.m. blow dry session. More liquid-y than lotion-y, the clear goo left a sticky residue on my hands and brush, but my hair was quite manageable despite the stick . Did I get the "sexy, tousled" look promised on the bottle? Not so much. But then again, my hair is fine and it typically takes hours in rollers and significant teasing to get any substantial volume.
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sukibody™ sensitive cleansing bar

Maybe I'm weird, but I never really got into the whole "body wash" thing. Don't get me wrong, I usually have at least two bottles of the stuff hiding out in the shower (right next to that exfoliating "puff" that also gets ignored), but I typically rely on my trusty bar of Dove to really get me feeling fresh. Needless to say, I was totally stoked when I found an all-natural, solid shea butter bar that gives me that squeaky clean feel AND invigorates the senses (sans irritating faux fragrances) thanks to organic lemongrass and ginger. $10 at Whole Foods
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COOLA lip lux

I am totally addicted to anything SPF--especially for the lips--so when i had the chance to try two new formulas from COOLA, no time was wasted. The sizable sticks have a consistency comparable to a firm balm, but they go on smoothly and feel lightweight rather than waxy. Something tells me this has something to do with the labels' proclamation of "made with certified organic ingredients" as well as "paba/paraben/petroleum/phthalate free." Available in SPF 30 and SPF 15, the latter is labeled "Peppermint + Vanilla", which i find preferable to its bland counterpart.
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Mally Beauty Evercolor Liner

A little difficult to apply and rough on the contact lenses--but finally--a liner that doesn’t budge or fade all day – even on the inner rims! $25
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Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Revealing Mask

A soft brush applicator (similar to the kind used in Caudalie Spas) dispenses a radiance-boosting blend of exfoliating grape acid and Viniferine to lighten dark spots and promote cellular renewal in just 10 minutes time. $42
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blogger keeps effing up the colors of my pics. ANNOYED
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Kerastase Noctogenist Voile Nuit

Created to provide overnight care for fine, thin hair, apply this lightweight spray before bed and wake up to restored, replenished and super-strong strands. My highlighted hair LOVES IT. $65
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