Win $450 of Bobbi Brown Makeup


That's right, $450! Just visit their revamped site, and use the new review feature. 
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NEW! Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation


Perricone MD's NEW No Foundation Foundation is a multi-purpose skin product that provides natural-looking, translucent coverage with a non-chemical SPF 30.  It's also packed with proprietary antioxidants, Alpha Lipoic Acid, and DMAE to deliver anti-aging benefits and increases the skin's natural moisture level. This assists in diminishing the appearance of skin discoloration and loss of firmness, while instantly softening the look of fine lines, wrinkles and pores.  This all-in-one foundation works beautifully, can be used on all ages and skin types, and delivers a natural, dewy finish. $50, sephora.com

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Huge Lips Skinny Hips: 2 New Shades for Fall




Purple Lab, a newer, yet already cult favorite beauty brand that thrives on double-duty, multi-tasking products, introduces two new shades to their ground-breaking Huge Lips Skinny Hips collection, which provides luscious, lip-plumping color infused with Hoodia, a natural appetite suppressant. Taking inspiration from all that surrounds her, Purple Lab Creatrix Karen Robinovitz designed Goji Berry Smoothie (berry-plum) and Limo to Lobby (the perfect pink) to give women of all skin tones even more color options. Robinovitz explains, "Changing your gloss color throughout the day has the same revitalizing effect as re-accessorizing your outfit." 

Top: Limo to Lobby
Bottom: Goji Berry Smoothie

Goji Berry Smoothie & Limo to Lobby will be available beginning September 2009 for $20 each. Visit www.purplelabnyc.com for retail locations.
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Chanel Introduces: CRISTALLE EAU VERTE Eau de Toilette Concentrée



Master perfumer Jacques Pole has re-imagined this classic & beloved scent to create a more crisp, modern version that still renders the magnolia, fresh citrus and neroli notes that defines the timeless floral. $105 for 3.4 oz. Available beginning August at department stores, chanel.com and Chanel boutiques.
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Amazing Eye Shadow Tutorial from MakeupGeekTV

My main issue with web videos that demonstrate makeup looks is that proper brush technique is rarely discussed, which I find to be the most important part of eyeshadow application! Check out this great vid from MakeupGeekTV via YouTube: 


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Stila: New Launches for Fall 2009

For Fall 2009, Stila will launch an additional Smudge Pots shade, and also introduce an entirely new line addition--Lip Enamel Luxe Gloss


Originally designed to be a dual use product, Stila's Smudge Pots gel formulations were typically used as eye liners and shadows. Now, Stila has taken one of their best-selling pressed powder eyeshadow shades, Kitten (one of my all time favorite must-haves), and transformed its legendary shimmering champagne hue into the proprietary Smudge Pot gel form. Smudge proof, water-resistant and ultra-long wearing, the super-flattering shimmer can be used as an eyeshadow primer, base color, eyeliner or even a cheek and brow bone highlighter. Genius! $20


With full coverage, long wear, intense luster and saturated color, Lip Enamel Luxe Gloss are welcome additions to the Stila brand. The super-shiny formula, available in 6 shades, is also infused with rhodolea rosea, a miracle herb that's known to alleviate depression by optimizing seratonin and dopamine levels in the brain. Plus, a perfect blend of oils and phenolic compounds keep lips conditioned and moisturized. $22 each

All will be available for purchase beginning September 2009 at www.stilacosmetics.com
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Today Only: Free Lip Gloss at Prescriptives

Receive a FREE full size tube of Tint Balm in Sunset, a translucent coppery pink, ($14.50 value) with any $50 or more purchase at Prescriptives.comTint Balm is a nourishing lip treatment with a hint of tint and flavor that is perfect for the summer months. Plus, Prescriptives is also offering FREE SHIPPING! Just enter the code TINTBALM at checkout. 
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Aug 4: National Pampering Day?



PrettyCity.com has declared August 4 "National Pampering Day."

They must have know that's my 30th Birthday!
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Olivia Garden Ceramic + Ion Thermal Brush



This brush is awesome! I wasn't familiar with the Olivia Garden brand, but this blow out brush  intrigued me. It is crafted with real boar hair bristles that are ion charged to restore hair balance and shine, plus the lightweight body and ergonomic design won't weigh your arm down (an especially useful feature if you have long and/or thick hair that takes an eternity to dry).  Olivia Garden Ceramic + Ion Thermal brushes are available in 5 sizes, and are by far the best salon-quality brushes at an affordable price point ($15.95-$19.95 each!).
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Too Faced NEW for Fall 2009

For Fall 2009, Too Faced will introduce a few new products and add two new shades to an already existing lip collection. 

Photo Credit: Sephora.com


Lip of Luxury is a paraben-free collection of lipsticks formulated to totally pamper your pout with ultra-moisturizing shea butter and vibrant color. They also contain pure pink champagne essences that provides a “fizzy and flavorful moisture surge” designed to smooth out fine lines and creases. The new colors, Free Love (pink velvet) and Living in Sin (Shimmering Bordeaux) are welcome additions to the popular collection, which has garnered rave reviews since its initial release. $18 each 
The Smoky Eye Shadow Collection makes creating one of makeup’s hardest application techniques simple as sugar with an all-in-one kit that contains three shadow sets of three colors each for a day, night and “fashion” look. Plus, step-by-step application cards provide detailed instructions and easy-to-follow diagrams while two double-ended applicators make this a truly complete kit. The shadows are rich in pigment and their textures are smooth, allowing for effortless blending that’s essential for a smoky look. $32

Metal-Eyed Liquid Eyeliner is long-lasting, non-smudging and creates to look of melted metal in 8 glam shades like Blackout (smoldering black), Dirt Bag (red brown), Brown Sugar (golden brown), Get Lucky (sparkling emerald), Shotgun (gunmetal, Handcuffs (metallic steel) Plum Crazy (vivid amethyst—and my favorite—Twilight (sparkling sapphire). The texture of this liner is soft and silky, despite it super-sparkly effect and the precision micro-brush allows easy application. The sleek, almost watery formula also dries quickly and doesn’t flake—very necessary qualities when dealing with a tricky product like liquid liner. $17.50 each

Metal-Eyed Liquid Eyeliner swatch in "Twilight"

Photo Credit: Sephora.com
If I had to pick just one product from these new line additions, my choice would be the Primed & Poreless Skin Soothing Face Primer. I am a total skin primer enthusiast, which I attribute mainly to the sweltering South Florida climate. When it’s almost always 100% humidity, a primer is more than needed to keep my makeup from melting away. This one also erases pores, softens lines and perfects skin without the harsh, drying side effects of most other primer products. The single shade is a neutral, translucent beige that becomes invisible upon application. Bronzers, blushes and foundations glide on without sticking to the primed areas, and even when used alone without any other makeup, the finish is velvety and smooth. Ingredients like Mulberry Extract (skin brightener), Rentinol (anti-aging), Ivy Extract (a natural astringent) and Vitamin A (antioxidant) are added, multi-beneficial benefits that make this product a total must-have. $30 All Too Faced Products are available for purchase online at toofaced.com & sephora.com.



My Too Faced Fall 2009 Haul:

Lip of Luxury in "Free Love", Smoky Eye Shadow Collection, Metal-Eyed Liquid Eyeliner in "Twilight" & Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer

What will you try?

I am feeling generous today, so I decided it's the perfect time for a giveaway! Leave a comment telling me what your absolute favorite Too Faced product is & why you love it for a chance to win the new Smoky Eye Shadow Collection ($32 value)! A winner will be chosen next Friday, July 31. 
Good Luck!
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Swatch: Essie Loves Diamond By Judith Ripka in "Queen of Hearts"


"Queen of Hearts"
Essie Loves Diamonds by Judith Ripka
Limited Edition
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Nouveau Paris: mix, match and create your own signature scent



Now women and men alike can cater to the every whim of their own personalities and lifestyles via fragrance thanks to Les Fleurs Eau De Parfum collection for Women and Dumann for Men Eau De Toilette collection, both by Nouveau Paris. With fourteen scents designed to be blended, aromas range anywhere from zesty citrus to spicy woods and feminine florals—allowing for ultimate personalization. Even novice mixologists need not worry because the quality level of each Nouveau Paris ingredient allows for a pure, unencumbered scent that can mix with another for an entirely new effect each and every day. $55-85 each at select Dillard's
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Product Pick of the Day: LUSH Sugar Scrub


In each single use green orb, Fair Trade sugar whisks away dead skin cells while an invigorating blend of fresh fennel, lavender oil and ginger helps increase circulation and reduce the appearance of cellulite. The formula is also Vegan, and like many other earth-friendly LUSH products, is sold without any wasteful packaging. $4.95 each
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ANSR: finally a solution for acne?



Forget harsh, chemical peels as well as the multitude of harmful side effects associated with oral medications, and fight zits with ANSR, an acne care and cure treatment that utilizes phototherapy technology to kill acne bacteria and also stimulate the production of new skin cells. When the handheld BEAM device is used in combination with the ANSR three-piece skincare regimen (facial wash, day moisturizer, and night time gel treatment), it provides a complete solution for problematic skin prone to pimples. Additionally, the system is super-affordable and safe enough for twice-daily use. I’ve been testing the system for over two months on my moderate, mostly hormonal flare ups, and my skin is noticeably more clear, refreshed and totally rejuvenated. $185, ansr.com
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NEW: Essie Loves Diamonds by Judith Ripka


Beloved jewelry brand Judith Ripka has joined forces with Essie to launch the must-have beauty accessory of the season: Essie Loves Diamonds by Judith Ripka.  The extremely limited edition collection (only 30,000 bottles produced) will be available beginning August 2009 and features three brilliant shades infused with genuine diamond dust. In all three --“Put A Ripka Ring on It” (soft, blush pink), “Queen of Hearts”  (vivid red), and “Heart of my JR Jewels” (dark, glam-gothic hue with hints of brown and plum) -- the diamond dust infusion provides a sophisticated sparkle that is far from girly glitters. Like the typical Judith Ripka consumer, this is a collection meant to be appreciated by those who enjoy life’s finer things, and aren’t afraid to flaunt them. In addition, special promotions like discounts on Judith Ripka jewelry will be available at both the Essie and Judith Ripka websites, and three lucky buyers will have the chance of finding one of three precious gemstones (a diamond, an emerald and a sapphire -- all approximately one carat in weight) within one bottle of each nail polish color! I haven't found any stones in my bottles, but I am going to keep looking! I also plan on getting my toes done up in "Queen of Hearts" later this week, and I can't wait! $15 each, essie.com

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Video tutorial: Sunkissed look by tarte


Enjoy!

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Kiehl's Introduces the Rare Earth Pore Minimizing Collection


Kiehl's introduces  four new products designed to purify the skin, minimize the look of pores, and help keep skin matte, even in the hottest, most humid climates. The collection is a spin-off of the Rare Earth Facial Cleansing Mask, which has been a brand favorite since the early 1970's. The line expansion will also feature a unique ingredient, fair trade Amazonian White Clay, "which is sourced from Marajo Island in South America, and is gathered at the mouth of the Amazon River at the beginning of the dry season, after months of being nourished by the leaves, fruits and seeds swept down the river from the rainforest." 

The complete skin care system includes:

RARE EARTH DEEP PORE DAILY CLEANSER, $22.50
"This daily cleanser is formulated specifically for normal to oily skin types to purify and thoroughly cleanse facial skin.  Our non-stripping, mildly foaming formula contains Amazonian White Clay and finely crushed Diatomaceous Earth particles to gently remove surface debris, toxins, and oils which can enlarge the appearance of pores."

RARE EARTH PORE REFINING TONIC, $20.50
"This dual-phase pore minimizing toner is formulated with ingredients sourced from the Marajo Island at the mouth of the Amazon River to help eliminate surface toxins from the skin. The absorbent powders of the Amazonian White Clay help to refine pores and control excess oil as it maintains the skin’s PH level. After application, skin appears matte, with re-balanced moisture levels."

RARE EARTH PORE MINIMIZING LOTION, $28
"This pore minimizing lotion is formulated specifically for normal to oil skin types to address the appearance of enlarged pores.  Our oil free minimizing treatment contains Amazonian White Clay to help absorb excess sebum and refine the look of pores."

RARE EARTH DEEP PORE CLEANSING MASQUE, $22.50
"This deep-pore cleansing masque may be used for normal to oily skin types to help eliminate debris and dead surface skin-cell accumulation that can clog pores and leave skin dull-looking."

All products will be available for purchase beginning August 2009 at www.kiehls.com
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Product of the day: benefit she laq liquid makeup sealer


Inspired by the 95 degree temperatures in South Florida, I picked Benefit's she laq as the ultimate beauty pick of the day. I wish I used some this morning because after 5 minutes outside, my makeup was virtually melted away! Just click the photo below to purchase!


"Use she laq and your makeup will stay put! You can let those tears of joy flow, without looking a mess! Apply this clear liquid makeup sealer to shadows, mascaras, and liners and your makeup stays put... no matter how many tissues you go through. Comes with a complete set of mini brushes." 
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Get L.C's signature look by AllThatGlitters21

This is a great video tutorial that shows the step-by-step application process to recreate the starlette's signature natural face with cat eye liner look. Enjoy!

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Exclusive offer from BLISS! free shipping + gift!



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MAC Colour Craft: My Picks


 So, MAC Colour Craft is finally available, and the Internet has been abuzz singing the collection's praises. Originally supposed to be released on July 9, Colour Craft is now available for purchase on the MAC website. The idea behind Colour Craft is to get creative, and release the artist within by experimenting with a multitude of mix and match shades. The line includes:

Mineralize Eye Shadow Quad (available in four shades) $19.50 each
My favorite shade: Natural Flare


•Lipstick (six new shades) $14 each

My Favorite Shade: Madly Creative


Marbelized Lip Glass (six shades available) $18 each

My Favorite Shade: Eclectic Edge


Mineralize Skin Finish ( three single and three trio shades available) $27 each


My Favorite Shade: Cheeky Bronze


Mineralize Blush (six shades available) $21 each

My Favorite Shade: Improvise


•Also included in the collection are: #109 Small Contour Brush ($32), #131 Duo Fibre Powder/Blush Brush ($40), #226 Small Tapered Blending Brush ($24.50).

So what will you buy from the Colour Craft Collection?
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Will You try it? Urban Decay Complexion Primer Potion





Sephora.com is offering a FREE lab sample of Urban Decay's NEW Complexion Primer Potion. Based on the same properties of their best-selling eyeshadow primer potion, these banish and conceal large pores, fine lines and other skin imperfections and also brighten dull, sallow skin tones. 


So, will you try it?


 Log on to Sephora.com and enter the code URBANLAB at checkout. Offer good while supplies last!

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Must-Try Self Tanners



 

Summer is officially in full swing, and now is as good a time as any to get your tan on. If you try to avoid harmful UV rays, then self tanners are definitely for you. With innovative new formulas that provide long-lasting, natural-looking color, self tanners are a far cry from the the streaky, orange disasters of the past. Whether you are a novice or an expert applicator, there's definitely a formula out there that suits your every need--regardless of your experience level or skin tone.

1. Weekly Results
Achieve buildable color with Hollywood celeb favorite brand Xen-Tan (fans include Guilianna Rancic and Samantha Harris). Transform Luxe, features a disappearing white color guide that ensures total coverage, vanilla scent and the most amazing color. $30

2. Easy Application
Bypass pricey, individual airbrush applications at the salon, and DIY with Sevin Nyne Tanning Mist, the brainchild of actress Lindsay Lohan and airbrush tanning expert, Lorit Simon. $25

3. Natural Formula
Green beauty is big business and Elemental Herbology Sun Kiss provides intensive hydration with the added benefit of an eco-certified self-tanning agent derived from the sugar beet. $36

4. Best for Bod
Apply with precision thanks to tiny gold flecks that leave skin flickering with faux glow instantly with Urban Rituelle Beachcomber Ruby Mango Glimmering Self Tan Lotion. Then, a lasting, natural tan tone appears within six hours. $25

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Sale at BLISSWORLD!!

Insider Exclusive Sale!!
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red, white & beauty



Saturday is Independence Day, so go ahead, show your patriotic side and indulge in some red, white & blue beauty.

Red:

1. Benetint Lip Balm SPF 15 A sheer, barely-there red that ensures soft, rosy lips. $20
2. Philosophy Red Velvet Cake The 3-in-1 shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath truly captures the fragrant smell of the decadent southern dessert. $16
3. Clinique Blushwear Cream Stick in Rosy BlushA perfect cream-to-powder formula blends easily and provides a youthful, blushing glow. $18.50

 


White:

1. Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Moisturizing Emulsion brighten and retexturize skin while also diminishing the appearance of visible spots, freckles, and dullness. $54
2. Tom Ford White Patchouli A new spin on boho chic, white flowers and warm woods blend seamlessly with the classic patchouli aroma. $60 for 1 oz.
3. Sephora French Tips & Toes Manicure Pen The pens dispenser allows for a perfect white tip application, at home or on-the-go. $8

 




 Blue:

1. Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Blue CroisettPick your look, from sheer and chic to glam chick—the essential blue looks are all in the palette. $56
2. OPI Nail Lacquer in Blue My Mind Go big & bold with true blue on fingers and toes. $7.32 
3. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil in Flipside A happy median between blue and teal, the vibrant color and waterproof formula will last all day--by the beach or in the pool. $16

 

 
 All of the products above except for OPI are available for purchase online atwww.sephora.com. The OPI nail polish may be purchased online at www.nailpolishdiva.com.
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