BEAUTY

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SPRING CLEAN…

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Since April is considered the “official” month for flowers and showers, we’ve decided to begin our Spring cleaning with one of the most important organs we possess…Our skin.

Due to the new season, we would like to start anew…Fresh face and body, supple lips, pops of color for our nails and light, sweet scents for our daily sashay. These products have set the scene in motion:

1. GUERLAIN – Super Aqua Day – Light, fresh, invigorating…The simple pleasures of beaming, beautiful skin.

2. L’OCCITANE – Touting a mix of tangy and sweet, this lip balm will keep your luscious lips soft, supple and ready for action.

3. PACIFICA – Mediterranean Fig – A luxurious Sandalwood base, with a blend of sweet Fig, Palm, Cyclamen, Moss and Clove. Yum…Yum.

4. KIKI de MONTPARNASSE –  Dry Body Oil – I stumbled on this product while rambling through my friends cabinet searching for a moisturizer that wasn’t too overpowering. With a balance of the light scent and the oxymoron “dry oil” moniker (which is so true), it is PERFECT.

5. SALLY HANSEN – Salon Effects – “Collide – O – Scope” – Due to my pregnancy and the overbearing smells of nail salons in the past few months, the Salon Effects product by Sally Hansen has been my refuge from boring clean nails. Fabulous designs!!! LOVE.

6. HELLO KITTY – Noir Eye Shadow and Lip Gloss Palette – With 25 eyeshadows and 10 lip gloss selections, you’re covered from morning, noon and night.

7.  CLARINS – Tonic Bath & Shower Concentrate – Since being pregnant, there are very few scents that I can endure, be it shower gel, lotions or even deodorant. A friend suggested the Clarins brand and the fresh clean scent was the prescription for my sensitive nose woes.

ESTHETICALLY YOU…

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Due to the cogitated chaos of the coverage we dole out daily, we neglected to dish on the SEPHORA – Meatpacking District – Grand Opening held here in New York City. I know it’s RIDICULOUSLY late, but I wanted to share some “FAB Finds” discovered during our walk through:

TOKIDOKI – Being a visual person, this brands packaging drew my attention IMMEDIATELY!!! Known for their eclectic apparel, the animé inspiration intermingled with POPS of color and kitschy characters secured my need to sample the goods.

PAPERSELF – Created by London based designer, Chunwei Liao, these eyelashes are true works of art!!! The regular “faux” lash is so passé..With styles ranging from “The Clown” to “Peacocks” and “Peach Blossoms”, these will be sold OUT, better stock up now!!!

URBAN DECAY – Obediently following the exemplary advice from the fabulous Kevyn Aucoin (R.I.P.), I’ve been religiously using my Shu Uemura eyelash curlers for years…Well, the cutting – edge contraption from URBAN DECAY has been needling me…I have to test it out right??? Dubbed the “REVOLUTION”, this new and improved device has eliminated the bars usually found in lash curlers and replaced them with an open cage…Will they work wonders??? I’ll keep you posted!!!

21 DROPS – 100% natural, organic, therapeutic essential oils…That’s all of it in a nutshell. And the selection gets right to the point, with names like Strength, Uplift, Calm and Focus. OR, if your day is not going too well, you also have choices like Headache, Hangover, PMS or Pain Relief…Either way, the end result should be an improvement.

Stay tuned for the update after I test them out…

SHAPE UP…IN POLE DANCE CLASS???

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Want to get in shape??? Well, as you know, there are various ways…Personal trainer, ZUMBA, aerobics class or mass minutes on the elliptical…Ugghhh!!!

Luckily, there’s an alternative, BODY GROOVE. (i.e, pole dance class). Yes…Yes…It’s sounds risqué and provocative, but let’s indulge for a second…

My FAB friend audited a class and reported that it could easily be deemed an Olympic sport due to the intensity. The morning after, her entire body throbbed from the full workout. Hmmmm…Sounds painful.

Nevertheless…The 2 hour class is a mix of beginners and intermediate students. BEWARE…Bruising will occur (arms and thighs), but the consensus from the regulars confirm that the AMAZING results are worth it!!! And, as they say, NO PAIN…NO GAIN.

Hey, let’s face it, we’ve done other things FAR more painful for beauty. Right???

BODY & POLE

BODY & POLE DEMO

BEAUTY BOOST ANYONE???

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Our beauty must haves for the season are small enhancements that garner grand impressions. Morning, Noon or Night, these are just a few that will compliment any look:

SALLY HANSEN – What’s the greatest thing since sliced bread??? No it doesn’t begin with an “I”…( I – Phone/Pad/Pod)…Give up??? It’s the nail polish appliqué…I’ve been wearing the ESSIE – “Ballet Slippers” hue for years. Why??? It’s simple, when I wore color on my nails, it magically transferred to the document that the V.P. had just requested, hence…Extra work for me…Now, the “nail” wonders have arrived!!! With color and design variety, easy application, extended wear and the low cost (compared to a manicure), Sally Hansen’s “Salon Effects” is an absolute MUST.

FENDI – Fan di FENDI – Housed in a signature Fendi phial with genuine metal hardware, the notes range from pear and peppercorns to patchouli and jasmine. This fragrance bestows a fruit scent with a pop of spice. Perfect for a cool Autumn day.

DRYBAR – The catchphrase says it all…”No Cuts. No Color. Just BLOWOUTS.” (Wash included, of course)…Born and bred in the Los Angeles area, the chain has slowly trickled Eastbound with salons in Texas, Arizona, Georgia and the Big Apple. You want a quick hair makeover before that industry party or the plethora of upcoming holiday parties??? Hurry and reserve your spot because the combination of high quality and low cost will equate to a definite wait list.

LIPSTICK – The lip gloss craze over the past few years clearly endangered the use of lipstick everywhere…Really, when is the last time you’ve purchased your favorite shade??? It’s been a while for me too, but it’s back and with the resurgence comes the need for patience and most importantly…A mirror. :) Let’s face it, with lip gloss you just glide it on and clear out your corners, but with lipstick it takes an ounce of skill and  a steady hand. Some of my favorite shades for the season are: Iman – Jaguar/ Tom Ford – Violet Fatale/ YSL – Le Rouge/ Estee Lauder – Tiger Eye.

From the top to the tips and toes, your fabulous ensemble will be complete with a beauty boost.

ESTHETICALLY YOU…

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Due to the cogitated chaos of the coverage we dole out daily, we neglected to dish on the SEPHORA – Meatpacking District – Grand Opening held here in New York City. I know it’s RIDICULOUSLY late, but I wanted to share some “FAB Finds” discovered during our walk through:

TOKIDOKI – Being a visual person, this brands packaging drew my attention IMMEDIATELY!!! Known for their eclectic apparel, the animé inspiration intermingled with POPS of color and kitschy characters secured my need to sample the goods.

PAPERSELF – Created by London based designer, Chunwei Liao, these eyelashes are true works of art!!! The regular “faux” lash is so passé..With styles ranging from “The Clown” to “Peacocks” and “Peach Blossoms”, these will be sold OUT, better stock up now!!!

URBAN DECAY – Obediently following the exemplary advice from the fabulous Kevyn Aucoin (R.I.P.), I’ve been religiously using my Shu Uemura eyelash curlers for years…Well, the cutting – edge contraption from URBAN DECAY has been needling me…I have to test it out right??? Dubbed the “REVOLUTION”, this new and improved device has eliminated the bars usually found in lash curlers and replaced them with an open cage…Will they work wonders??? I’ll keep you posted!!!

21 DROPS – 100% natural, organic, therapeutic essential oils…That’s all of it in a nutshell. And the selection gets right to the point, with names like Strength, Uplift, Calm and Focus. OR, if your day is not going too well, you also have choices like Headache, Hangover, PMS or Pain Relief…Either way, the end result should be an improvement.

Stay tuned for the update after I test them out…

BEAUTY BUZZ BASICS

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Have you ever missed your spa, brow or nail appointment due to hectic schedules??? I’m sure many of you have worked later to get the jump on the next day or was overwhelmed with your child’s itinerary, which kicked your pamper plans right out the door…

Unfortunately, this happens to me pretty consistently…Luckily, I have a few suggestions to keep your unibrow at bay, along with other basic tweaks for feet, nails and skin:

CLARISONIC – When you just can’t seem to keep your facial appointment, this is a great addition to your beauty war chest that keeps your face clean, clear and looking fresh.

BURT’S BEES – Vitamin “E” is known to fight wrinkles and maintain soft, supple skin.

TWEEZERMAN – Normally, my form of brow maintenance is “Threading” – yes I LOVE it!!! But, when I can’t get to Myra (my brow guru), I make sure my Tweezerman is up to par and ready to go…

REVLON – Expert Effect All Around Pumice Stone – Similar to it’s shape, this beauty tool is great to have all year round, yes, it does the same as any other, but the ergonomic shape and grip should allow for a quicker AND easier home pedicure.

ARM & HAMMER – Baking Soda is most popular for its power in the refrigerator, toothpaste and the occasional baking ingredient, but in my household, it also gets praise for its gentle addition as a body scrub in the shower. Just add to your shower gel and scrub away the dirt and stress from an overbearing day.

LEMONS – When you’ve chipped your favorite nail polish and can’t find the same color in the store, if you opt to remove and wear clean nails before your next appointment, place your nail beds into some fresh squeezed fresh lemon juice. This will brighten your nails from top to bottom.

SUMMER SKINCARE 411

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Every summer the temperatures seem to increase and luckily, the beauty products presented every year adapt to the hazardous changes in our precarious eco system.

This season, I have some new favorites that have helped minimize the heat, stress and UV rays for the largest organ we have…SKIN!!!

DERMALOGICA – Daily Microfoliant – While working with Jada Pinkett – Smith, she explained her skin regimen and I promised her I would try it…Well, I’ve been using and loving their products every since and the Daily Microfoliant has done wonders for my complexion this summer. I follow the cleanser with their Antioxidant Hydramist spray and Toner. AAAHHH!!! So FRESH…So CLEAN!!!

PANGEA ORGANICS – Egyptian Fennel with Grapefruit & Sweet Orange Lipcare – First it was lipstick (which is making it’s way back)…Then lipgloss…And now…Pangea Organics. Sometimes, I just want a clean lip…no high shine or color, Pangea has created organic lipcare that provides nutrients and simplistic luxury without all the pomp and circumstance…The scent??? HEAVENLY!!!

SHISEIDO – Extra Smooth Sun Protection Lotion SPF 38 PA++ When it comes to protection from the sun, I usually purchase sunscreen and call it a day, but this year, I decided to try a couple of new products and the Shiseido SPL is truly a wonderful edition to my summer regimen. Sheer, smooth and a sweet aromatic scent. LOVELY!!!

BATH & BODY WORKS – Stress Relief  Oil- This is actually an “Oldie but Goodie” for me…For the past few summers, I purchase the Stress Relief set (Shower Gel/ Lotion/ Oil)…Maybe it’s the humidity, coupled with the hot concrete and subway platforms here in NYC because at the end of the day, there’s an unfathomable exhaustion…And honestly, after I shower, it’s like all the “STRESS” of the day has been washed away…REFRESHING!!!

O.P.I. – ONE STOP SHOPPING…

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In the past, my product purchase philosophy has followed the “try as many on the shelf as possible” technique…I think, for the most part, we’re all conditioned to compare and unfortunately, that leaves a bevy of products that go unused in our medicine cabinets when we find our favorites.

Rarely do I purchase the complete collection from one brand, after all, in my world, it’s not the norm…But, I thought that I would give it a try and determine if this was easier on my wallet AND bathroom storage space…

Well, O • P • I, has altered my stance (i.e., purchase philosophy)…We all LOVE their nail polish, but I had no idea that they carry a complete collection of scrubs, crèmes, masks, massage lotions and grooming accessories.

Unbelievable scents, luxurious feel and most importantly, ONE STOP SHOPPING…I’m converted…For my mani/pedi products at least!!! :)

AVOJUICE – Ginger Lily

NAIL ENVY – Nail Strengthener

NAIL LACQUER – Gargantuan Green Grape

MANI/ PEDI – Tropical Citrus Kit (Massage/ Mask/ Scrub)

FEET by O • P • I – Callus File

O • P • I

LOTIONS & POTIONS…

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With the Spring solstice comes renewal and rejuvenation…It’s protocol, around here, to shake things up with new bath and body products or reinstate a classic that we used in previous seasons…

Our favorites, thus far, cover the gamut from sheer and featherweight to meringued and luxurious:

O • P • I – AvoJuice Skin Quenchers – Coconut Melon – This velvety, lightweight lotion has a phenomenal scent. Want to visit the Caribbean but short on cash??? The AvoJuice experience will make you feel like you’re there…WHOA!!!

LUSH – Sympathy for the Skin – Organic with an alluring soft vanilla scent, this mid weight frothy potion has the perfect balance of sheen without being oily. My entire family LOVES it!!!

NEUTROGENA – Light Sesame Oil – A classic…Yes, it’s oil, but no need to worry about it staining your clothes, it covers so light you’ll forget that you have it on…Until someone asks “What are you wearing?” The essence of the sesame oil is mesmerizing.

SEPHORA – Super Supreme Body Butter – Milky…Luscious…Creamy (i.e., Butter)…This body lotion lives up to it’s name. It is supremely rich and luxurious. Having a slight sheen and fresh aura, IT IS… “Lusty Pleasure”.

THEY “NAIL” ED IT…

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Winter is finally gone (so says the calendar), but it still feels like January here on the East Coast…

Nevertheless, Spring IS officially the season and we must prepare!!! So, it’s time to store the Winter footwear and dust off your flip flops and sandals…It’ll be 80° degrees in no time.

Yes…It’s mani / pedi time…My formula is simple…I abhor when my fingernail polish, fresh from the salon, chips…especially when I’ve opted to go with the same burst of color on the top and bottom…Well, now, I just keep my fingernail color simple and intensify my toes…

My picks range from POPS of neon to soft, subtle tones and of course the metallics…

CHANEL – Jade – a soft, gorgeous color that goes perfectly with almost any color you choose for your look of the day.

ESSIE – Real Simple – The name says it all…”Real Simple”…The ideal color for the nail, not too pink…not to white.

O • P • I – In My Back Pocket – Talk about a POP!!! It’s just the right amount of color AND I adore the density of the lacquer.

DIOR – Silver – LOVE the hue…Perfect for those evening rendezvous!!!

NEW YEAR??? NEW RESOLUTIONS…

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Yes…The new year has arrived and so have the resolutions…Which one is the most popular??? Getting into shape.

As you know, there are a plethora of ways to sculpt your frame back into your idea of the perfect shape. So, while sweating out the holiday calories you should be comfortable, entertained, incorporate a backup plan and have fun!!!

That said, the following are some of my favorites that will hopefully keep you on your resolution path:

NIKE – Nike Tech Running Capris/ Nike Free Run – soooooo comfortable!!!

AEROMAT BALL CHAIR – Ergonomic seating combines the benefits of exercise fitness ball and a rolling base. A desk chair, perfect for the missed workout.

ZUMBA FITNESS – Are you ready to party yourself into shape? It’s exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow and Latin-inspired.

BEATS BY DRE – Just when you’re getting in the zone and pushing past the pain…What happens? Your earbuds fall out and you have to regroup and start again…Annoying right??? Well, Powerbeats Sport headphones are designed to stay securely in place, no matter how hard you work out.

GIFTS FOR MEN…

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Whether for a birthday, Father’s Day or Christmas, all men appreciate gifts once in a blue moon. In any case, technology, accessories (travel or personal) and an occasional spa day will always brighten his mood. Hey, your thoughtfulness may lead to extra goodies for you.

BEATS BY DR. DRE – My husband LOVES these earphones. For a little extra punch you can customize through CRYSTAL ROC…(for a price, of course).

AUDEMARS PIGUET – Royal Oak Offshore Grand Prix Chronograph Watch

SAMSONITE – Alexander McQueen Collection – Carry On Luggage

AFFORDABLE LUXURY

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In these slow economic times, we need to schedule moments out of our hectic days to award ourselves…After all, an affordable luxury here and there helps us keep going, right?!? Whether it’s as simple as a luscious lotion or heavenly brown sugar mani/pedi or as elaborate as a rugged deep tissue massage and an odd vagacial (i.e., Peach Smoothie), you can ALWAYS find something.

Well, here are a few that may suffice in your search for luxury on a budget: ENJOY!!!

LUSH – The Créme Anglaise body lotion is made with some of the finest ingredients. Infused with sweet orange oil, moisturizing natural butters blended with almonds and saffron, the world’s most expensive spice, gives it the authentically golden colour of real Creme Anglaise. ($45)

THE POLISH BAR – Brown Sugar Mani / Pedi – Sweet lemon soak follow your filing and shaping, cuticle treatment, sweet brown sugar exfoliation and lemon massage. YUM!!! (15% off on ALL services on Tuesdays & Wednesdays)

BODY MASSAGE – Don’t look for frills!!! This is for direct body massage. If you expect candles and cookies…DON’T. But, for an hour massage this is the perfect luxury. ($48)

HAVEN SPA NYC –  Finally, clear your bikini area of in-growns. The Peach Smoothie treatment, we will gently cleanse the area with a special exfoliating AHA scrub, followed by an expert application of an acid peel to help free those trapped hairs and blocked pores. ($50)

BEAUTY BAG MUST HAVE’S…

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It’s a MUST to have the staples for simple makeup enhancement when needed…For me, it’s a quick lip tint, perfectly clean eyebrows and being blessed with long eyelashes…a curler and mascara.

I was lucky to receive a couple of tips from the infamous makeup artist, Kevin Aucoin. His advice? Both the Shu Uemura curler and mascara should always be in the beauty bag. It was his favorite.

SHU UEMURA – Basic Mascara & Eyelash Curler

SMITH’s – Lip Balm – Minted Rose

TWEEZERMAN – Luxe Edition Crystal Slant Tweezer

All can be found at SEPHORA.

COUPON CRAZE!!!

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Have you jumped on the bandwagon yet??? Unfortunately, the purchase of Sunday newspapers have another reason for their possible fade into oblivion…Online “Lifestyle” COUPONS!!!

Yes, we’re aware of all the supermarket coupon sites (couponmom.com/ couponpages.com/ thegrocerygame.com, etc.), but these sites are different. The pure premise of offering DEEP discounts from any and every service…

Case in point, one of my friends relayed that she purchased her Christmas tree from the Groupon site. Along with half price, she also gets delivery AND set up services!!! Can you beat that??? I think not…

But, it gets better, the variety of coupons are unlimited!!! From dance classes, facials and fresh produce to museums, sports games and botox. The deals run the full gamut. What a FANTASTIC idea…DON’T MISS OUT!!!

GROUPON

LIVING SOCIAL

Sooooo Cool…SKYN Iceland

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After realizing that I would need some facial treatments before my wedding and complaining to a friend about not having time, she suggested that I try SKYN Iceland to see if it made a difference. Believe me, my skin looked fine, but you now how you want to make sure everything is PERFECT for the big day….

Well, as you know I am a fan of Dermalogica, but I did try Skyn to see if I would notice a difference. I don’t know what it was, but it made my skin feel perky (if there’s such a thing).

So now, I toggle between Dermalogica & Skyn…My favorites? The Glacial Face Wash and (of course)…The ANTIDOTE…One word…WOW!!!

SKYN Iceland

BEAUTY & MOODY…HAUTE!!!

Last modified on 2010-07-25 02:18:00 GMT. 0 comments. Top.

In all facets of life, someone is ALWAYS inventing the next big thing…Well, two beauty trends that caught my eye were EYE ENVY and MOOD Nail Polish.

If Eye Envy was a book it would be called “Eyeshadow For Dummies”. This appliqué gives you the most FABULOUS eyeshadow and will make all your friends think that you went to a professional to get your makeup done for the evening. You have to LOVE that!!!

Feeling moody??? Well, you can no longer say “everything is fine” when your life is in shambles. No more secrets here…If you’re wearing the Mood Nail Polish you will be found out sooner or later. Similar to the mood ring, this will reveal how you REALLY feel. Crazy but Cool…LOVE IT!!!

EYE ENVY by Coloron Professional – Women everywhere can get instant, professionally “done” makeup in the blink of an eye. ColorOn’s EyeEnvy appliqué professional eyeshadows allow you to pick your perfect eyeshadow palette, press on and go. This ingenious shadow-shortcut was created by Iosilevich after 10 years of perfecting the all-mineral shadows in her kitchen.

MOOD Nail Polish by Perfect Formula – This is the new, trendsetting addition to Shari Gottesman’s Perfect Formula collection. Do The line has gone viral and has been seen on television, magazines and of course, the blogosphere….A throwback with a twist. FAB!!!

SHOW OFF!!! DIORShow Mascara…

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DiorShow Mascara has been my staple lash enhancer… I’m lucky to have lashes that are both long and thick, but this gives my eyes an extra “POP”!!! : – )

A must-have mascara that delivers ultra-glam, catwalk-length lashes. Intensified by ultra-black, kohl pigments, the formula glides on smoothly and draws each lash out to show-stopping lengths.

www.sephora.com

GIFT Giving With A PURPOSE…

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ZHENA’S GYPSY TEA is a proud partner in the mission of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer. A minimum of 85 cents of every dollar goes to research and awareness programs. (These Green Teas come in a variety of flavors: Acaiberry, Cacaoberry, Cherryberry, Wholeberry and Pomberry)

www.gypsytea.com

MAD IMPORTS is a socially & environmentally responsible company that markets handmade fashion accessories from Madagascar & Kenya . The sale of our products enables families to gain economic independence and promotes environmental conservation.

www.worldofgood.ebay.com

ENVIRONSAX believes that giving back to the environment and the organizations who are actively protecting it is essential in ensuring that the planet we leave to our children will be just as beautiful and healthy. We are proud sponsors of many charities including Australian Marine Conservation Society, The Surfrider Foundation and The Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand.

www.environsax.com

OXFAM AMERICA UNWRAPPED: When you give an Oxfam gift, you support their efforts to provide lasting solutions to poverty, hunger and injustice. They listen, you contribute and together we work to make gifts that do good in our world.

www.oxfamamericaunwrapped.com

Bedazzle,Vadazzle,VAJAZZLE???

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Yes…VAJAZZLE!!!

I thought that a Brazilian wax was pushing the envelope…But to take it a little further and bedazzle your vajayjay / vagina / love zone,etc.? Regardless of what you may call it this is kind of interesting…a bit eccentric…but…Interesting.

I have no idea who thinks of these things, but apparently, it’s a service that’s been done for years and is now as popular as ever!!!

The Swarovski crystals applied have a life span of 5 days. And the cost? The initial fee is $115.00 and with personalization and size of the crystals it can balloon to the low to mid 200’s…But usually, the fee DOES NOT include the Brazilian wax, which is a necessity. So make sure you tack that on the total…

Is it worth it? Well, that probably depends on your partner’s reaction.

Hmmm…RISQUÉ!!!

MOSCHINO – GLAMOUR…Need I Say More??? ; )

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Moschino Glamour is a fragrance which combines notes of tangerine, hibiscus, orchid and amber to create a fruity yet musky effect. Shaped Like a passionate heart, this perfume is a magical and enchanting scent of seductive femininity.

A fresh, flirty essence for the Spring…LOVE!!!

www.saksfifthavenue.com

JAIME EARL – SHEA BUTTER

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The look, fluffy and light as air, (reminiscent of cool whip). The scent,  fragrant and refreshing grapefruit.

The Jaime Earl cream is addictive!!! Believe me, if my husband asks for more, it must be a hit…He LOVES it. : )

Jaime Earl shea moisturizing creme is an intense face and body moisturizer. A unique blend of therapeutic sea buckthorn oil and moisture retaining shea butter, this sumptuous and rich compound immediately relieves minor irritations for all skin types and protects dry, cracked and irritated skin.

INDULGE…You won’t regret it…

www.jaimeearl.com

Estee Lauder…BEYOND PARADISE

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LOVE this perfume…My hubby loves it even more!!! ; – )

Estée Lauder Beyond Paradise transports you to a perfect world of optimism and wonder. Unfolds on your skin with a fascinating blend of tropical wetness, zesty freshness and a feeling of strolling through a floral dew at dusk. A fragrance fantasy…an intoxication of the senses.

www.esteelauder.com

DEpilation…DElaminate…DERMALOGICA

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The first time I heard about Dermalogica I was on set styling Jada Pinkett Smith.

Her skin is sooooo flawless and at the time I just had to know about her daily regimen….Well, she said Dermalogica WAS her regimen and that weekend I went to their store and stocked up.

That was a couple years back and I have to say…It’s a skin saver!!! LOVE the Dermal Clay Cleanser!!! I don’t know if she still uses the product, but it’s done wonders for me…Thanks JADA!!! :)

www.dermalogica.com

LIPFusion – InFATuation

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The tingling sensation is the first thing you notice…It was a little weird at first, but after a couple of applications you won’t even notice…AND more importantly you’ll LOVE your lip enhancement.

Does it work??? YES…BARE is my favorite.

LipFusion InFATuation: SURGICALLY INFLATED…OR INFATUATED?

Creamy Glossy INFATUATION liquid lip color mimics the results of surgical “lip fat replacement” with revolutionary new Amplifat technology.

Instantly and dramatically increases and retains your lips ‘ own natural fatty acids for an irresistible pillowy pout that lasts and lasts.

www.fusionbeauty.com

Vibrator ANYONE??? LANCOME – Oscillation Vibrating Mascara

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I was very skeptical when I came across this, but I was up to testing out something new…So, I did and have to admit that it’s a great mascara. The vibrating brush took a little getting use to but the end result is FAB!!! First and foremost, it extends my lashes to the Nth degree and doesn’t clump or flake. (NO SPIDER lashes here…)

FYI…Be careful where you store it in your purse, because if it’s accidentally activated, the battery will die. Don’t get me wrong, the mascara is still great, but the manual application (without the vibration) doesn’t coat as evenly…Mmmm…Or does that mean I’m just spoiled and rusty from the mascara doing all the work??? : )

LANCOME: Press the button and experience a breakthrough sensation in application. In one easy new gesture, let the vibrating brush combined with an exquisitely smooth formula wrap every lash up to 360°. Instantly see a fascinating gaze: lashes appear ultimately extended, remarkably separated, and virtually multiplied in number.

www.lancome-usa.com

LUSH – The BUFFY…You’re Welcome!!! : – )

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Do you want your skin to feel as soft as a baby’s bottom? Are you constantly misplacing your shower gloves? Tired of trying to figure out how to make the “SCRUBS” (sugar /salt) work in the bathtub or shower without being washed away before you really start to circle scrub? Well….This is for you. ENJOY!!! LUSH – BUFFY BAR: A mixture of  cocoa and shea butters (to soften and moisturize), ground rice, almonds and aduki beans (to exfoliate you to velvety perfection). Buff yourself in the bath or shower (pay special attention to your backside), rinse and pat dry.

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Buffed Lips Anyone? ALOETTE – Soothe ‘N Smooth

Last modified on 2010-03-25 12:51:56 GMT. 0 comments. Top.

You know when it’s cold outside, but hot and dry in the house? The end result in that combination is dry skin and my lips would be the first place that I noticed the problem. The dry and cracked after effects… Uggghh!!! I hated it…Well, a couple of years ago, I found this lip buffer that fixed that problem immediately…

Aloette – Soothe ‘N Smooth: For kissably soft lips, try Soothe n Smooth Lip Balm and Lip Exfoliator, an extraordinary two-in-one lip balm and lip exfoliator. The soothing lip balm locks in moisture to protect and soften lips, while the smooth lip exfoliator scrub works to gently exfoliate dead skin cells and remove waxy lipstick buildup.