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Murad 90-Day Rapid Lightening Regimen

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Conair Infiniti Pro Curl Secret

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MUFE Blue Sepia Fall 2013 Collection

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Sephora Summer 2013 Collection

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New Polo Red by Ralph Lauren

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NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner

July 21, 2011

NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner ($23) NARS takes eyeliner to the next level, infusing a super-creamy, smudge-proof formula with an unparalleled long-lasting finish. The sleek, soft-touch mechanical pencil features a built-in sharpener for extra precision. Formulated for the perfect balance between creaminess and structure and available in nine deeply dramatic shades, named after the most iconic streets in the world. Used to define and shape eyes, Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliners can be worn solo or paired with other eye products for a more enhanced look. To  remove, simply wipe gently with a cotton ball  moistened with NARS Eye Makeup Remover.  The sleek, soft-touch mechanical pencil also features  a built-in sharpener for extra precision.

  • Via Veneto -  deep black One of the most famous streets in Rome, Italy. Federico Fellini’s classic 1960 film La Dolce Vita was mostly centered around the Via Veneto area
  • Santa Monica Blvd – crisp white One of the most famous streets in Los Angeles County, California.
  • Via Appia – copper brown One of the earliest and strategically most important Roman roads of the ancient republic.
  • Abbey Road – iridescent turquoise A street in London, England, after which the Beatles named one of their albums.
  • Bourbon Street – festive purple A famous and historic street that spans the length of the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana. When founded in 1718, the city was originally centered around the French Quarter.
  • Rue Bonaparte – light almond Laid down in the 16th Century, this French street accommodated some very fine distinctive mansions. Today it is an upscale home to fashion shops.
  • Rue Saint-Honoré – deep royal blue The rue Saint-Honoré is an ancient street in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, France. It is named after the collegial Saint-Honoré church situated in ancient times within the cloisters of Saint-Honoré.
  • Madison Avenue – slate gray An avenue in New York City, that’s name has been synonymous with the American advertising industry since the 1920s.
  • Rue de Rivoli – metallic forest green One of the most famous streets of Paris that features some of the most fashionable shops in the world.


China Glaze Crackle Metals

June 1, 2011

China Glaze Introduces Six New Crackle Glaze Polishes in Sparkling Metallics for Summer 2011

Set your summer style to “sizzle” with China Glaze’s new Crackle Glaze Metals collection.  The pioneer in crackle technology, China Glaze takes the beauty phenomenon to the next level with this second-generation polish that pairs the edgy innovation of crackle with the elegant beauty of metals.  The China Glaze Crackle Glaze Metals collection features six sparkling metallic colors including:

  • Tarnished Gold: Warm, honeyed hue
  • Platinum Pieces: Shimmering silver
  • Haute Metal: Pale pink
  • Cracked Medallion: Bold bronze
  • Latticed Lilac: Soft lavender
  • Oxidized Aqua: Deep aquamarine blue

Create dramatically different looks with just one sweep of China Glaze Crackle Glaze Metals.  Layer over different base colors to create bold styles.  Use a lighter coat to create a fine crackle, a thicker coat for a deep shatter effect.  As versatile and edgy as China Glaze’s biggest celebrity fans (Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Nicole Ritchie and Kelly Osbourne, to name a few), Glaze Crackle Glaze Metals is sure to be this summer’s hottest beauty trend!


John Frieda Precision Foam Hair Color

May 18, 2011

John Frieda Precision Foam Hair Color ($12) Precision Foam Color is the first ever premium permanent home hair color that uses foam technology to deliver salon-quality results at home. With 20 flattering shades to choose from, achieving flawless, natural-looking results at home has never been quicker or easier. Simply massage the foam into your hair to achieve flawless coverage you thought you could only get at a salon. No drips, no stains – just gorgeous-looking hair from every angle.

This was the best experience in dying my hair on my own ever. There was no mess and stains to clean up around the bathroom counter and floor because the foam didn’t move. So thrilled with this product I want to use foam hair color all the time now. You mix the hair color just like you would normally and what makes the solution foam is the special cap/nozzle provided. All you need to do is squeeze the middle of the bottle and the foam dispenses. At first it may seem like you will not have a enough color and that the foam disappears into you hair, however, when your hair starts to become saturated the foam will be visible. Massage in the foam and after 20 minutes you are set to rinse your hair.

Tips During Colouring
  • Always use as much foam as you can
  • For short hair, use at least 2/3 of the bottle
  • For shoulder length to long hair, use the entire bottle
  • Carefully massage foam through the hair with your fingertips
  • Be gentle to prevent hair from tangling
Recommendation: Love the new foam technology!! Makes color hair so fast and easy and mess free you won’t want to use liquid ones anymore. I wonder if I use regular hair color and use the special bottle if it the color will foam as well.

Rating: A+
Availability: Target and drugstores

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Get Benefit’s ChaCha Tint Before it Hits Stores in June

May 13, 2011

Benefit’s ChaCha Tint will be available for purchase for one day only today on the Home Shopping Network! The very sexy and oh-so-coral chachatint joins sisters posietint & benetint in the tint lineup this June, but if you can’t wait ’til then, snap this one up early by tuning in to HSN today or visiting HSN.com.  This mango-tinted lip & cheek stain already has some hot buzz already. Chachatint is the easiest way to rock the juicy coral trend on cheeks and lips this summer!


Effortless Extensions For Quick Temporary Long Hair

May 9, 2011

Effortless Extensions ($70) is a new and revolutionary way to have long hair in a matter of seconds.  Whether you are looking for added length or added volume these extensions are the perfect way to achieve a celebrity kind of look. Effortless Extensions are available in both Human and Synthetic hair, in styles and colors to compliment every woman. Effortless Extensions offers you the ability to add length, and volume, without damaging your hair.

The synthetic hair can be treated the same as you do you own hair, it should be washed and conditioned using your own brand of shampoo and conditioner. Wash in warm water, with a small amount of shampoo, to not scrub, or twist hair, rinse thoroughly. Using a small amount of conditioner, comb through hair, starting at the ends working up, with a wide tooth comb, wait for 3 to 4 minutes before rinsing. Pat dry with a towel, do not twist or wring, let air dry or use a blow dryer. When styling you can use a curling iron, flat iron, and crimper. Heat settings should be set on High for flatiron, and medium to high for curling etc. Always use a light spray of water on dry hair before styling.

Effortless Extensions Application:

  1. Making sure the clear monofilament line, is on top and the wefts are on the bottom, place the Effortless Extensions on top of your head, above your ears, so that the wefts sit behind your ears.
  2. Using your fingers, pull the hair on the sides of your head, in front of your ears and behind, then around the back of your head, out and around the monofilament and hair extensions.  Keep in mind, that the less hair you pull over your extensions, the better they look, and lay.  You are looking to sandwich the extensions between your hair beneath, and over. Pull about a ¼ of your hair over.
  3. Using your fingers you will pull your hair on the top and sides of your head around and over the clear string, designed to disappear into your hair line.
  4. Comb and blend with your own hair
Recommendation: The hair extension stays in place really well. You don’t really notice it at all except for the fact that your head feels a little heavier with the extra hair. The clear string is easy to cover up with you hair and isn’t very noticeable at all. If you are concerned about the string showing that can be easily fixed with a headband. The piece I received matches my hair color very well and depending on the length and cut of your hair you would probably need to curl your hair and the extension for a more natural look. As for updos and tying your hair up I personally think it would be a little difficult with getting the extension to remain on your head as you tie your hair. For me these extensions are ideal for when wearing your hair down. I really like the convenience of the extensions and may wear it more often if my hair was shorter. Too bad Effortless Extensions doesn’t offer a longer length.

The brush supplied with the extension is not like most brushes. It has loops to prevent damage and removal of the hair. Gentle strokes through the hair will make it look soft and clean. You do not need to use very much effort to brush through the hair. Some strands of hair may come off onto your brush so to extend the life of the extension brush slowly and carefully. Effortless Extensions also sells a travel case ($15) to keep your extension in and I would highly recommend purchasing that to keep the extension in good condition.

Availability: www.effortlessextensions.com
Rating: A-

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Bloom Circle, a New Online Beauty Store You’ll Love

May 2, 2011

Bloom Circle is a new online beauty store. Featuring many high end brands and also drugstore brands all in one place ranging from skincare, makeup to haircare. The perk to shopping here is they have very many free offers for shoppers each month including:

  • Free shipping and returns on orders over $49
  • Get $10 for each purchasing friend you recommend
  • 10% back in Bloom Dollars for each purchase you make to you make to use on a future purchase
  • Fast shipping, most orders shipped ground service will arrive in 2-5 business days
  • 365 Try it Love it Guarantee: accepts returns for any reason within a year of purchase
  • 3 free samples with purchase

With my order I received 4 TIGI hair products for free, a $70 value by using a promo code in their emails. There was also a special going on in the month of April that would give you $20 credit for you first purchase of $45 or more on Bloom Circle. I got all these all these products for $100 but worth $190! Bloom Circle seems to have special free offers weekly so if you’re able to hold off making a purchase until you find a good free promo gift you should.

I got my products pretty quickly and everything was packaged nicely except there was a minor leak from TIGI Creative Genius from the loose cap but luckily nothing spilled in the box. There were a couple of products that were backordered but was shipped within 1-2 days of notice. After my purchase I was also given an opportunity to earn $20 in Bloom dollars by writing product reviews for my purchased products however there is a time deadline of 2 weeks for reviews which I unfortunately forgot to do so missed out. This is no Sephora but Bloom Circle does offer lots of great brands including some that is not commonly available online like Obagi skincare products. With the growing  popularity of Bloom Circle I am sure there will be more great brands to come! I will definitely make more purchases from this site! Looking forward to when they will have my favorite big brands like NARS, Urban Decay, and Dior. Go check out Bloom Circle!

By the way, my favorite product from this purchase is the Peter Thomas Roth Uber-Dry Sunscreen! It does feel dry and not sticky on your face. My favorite new sunscreen! I have tried other sunscreens and didn’t like how it felt on my face so I would buy tinted moisturizers but still felt that it did not give me enough protection. Now I don’t need to worry so much about being out in the sun especially with this super hot weather in California.

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Urban Decay Urban Bride Set

May 2, 2011

Urban Decay Urban Bride ($42) Perfect for a bride, bridesmaid, mother-in-law and anyone else who’s making an appearance in the wedding photos, its contents set the bar really high for products designed to work overtime. Leave nothing to chance, prime face and eyes for the camera, make lips more luscious and set your look so it lasts until the final guest leaves. Wrapped in pearlized white paper and embossed with a foil lace/flowers/dripping chains design motif, the words “Urban Bride” are featured languidly on the lid as a nod to 19th-century romanticism. Open the box to reveal the products in a removable tray graced with lush watercolor roses. Displaying vibrant sweeps of color, this keepsake box can be used to store anything from makeup andjewelry, to photos and personal mementos.


  • Razor Sharp Ultra-Definition Finishing Powder – (3.75 g mini) diffuses lines for a flawless airbrushed look, and the translucent shade suits all skin tones. The photographer and the DJ can flash their brightest lights her way because she’ll still look AMAZING.
  • Eyeshadow Primer Potion – (Full Size) ensures her eyeshadow stays vibrant, true and crease-free throughout the ceremony, pictures, dancing and well-after her garter comes off.
  • Supercurl Curling Mascara – boosts, separates and conditions lashes, while its supersculpting polymers hold the curl.  Even if she throws a tirade at some point, no one will be able to hate her with those lashes.
  • Lip Junkie Lip Gloss in Midnight Cowboy – (Travel Size 3.6 ml) gives her all the shine she wants without any tacky stickiness.  This soft, cushiony-textured gloss endures, and the sheer nude sparkle of Midnight Cowboy can be worn alone or over any shade of lipstick.
  • All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray – (15 ml spray bottle; perfect for her purse!) is a weightless mist that sets makeup for 16 hours.  It utilizes temperature control technology to prevent makeup from melting off when it’s hot and humid outside or from becoming dehydrated when it’s cold and dry.
  • Marshmallow Sparkling Lickable Body Powder – (Travel Size 10g) a glistening, edible body powder to highlight her shoulders and décolletage beautifully, as well as treat her other half to a little dessert too!

Available at: ULTA, select Macy’s, sephora.com

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Bobbi Brown Almost Bare Summer 2011 Collection

April 26, 2011

Bobbi Brown Almost Bare Summer 2011 Collection
Available May 2011

“From bronzers to the light shimmery glosses, The Almost Bare Collection creates the gorgeous sun kissed look you get after a day at the beach, one of my favorite sources of inspiration.”
-Bobbi Brown

Almost Bare Fragrance ($60)
A Bobbi Brown classic, this fresh floral eau de parfum features a delicate balance of inspiring Italian Bergamot blended with Violet Leaves to relax and soothe the senses.  The scent is enhanced by a note of Soft Muguet and gentle Jasmine Petals with a Soft Cedar and Warm Amber background.

Bronzing Powder ($33)
Formulated for all skin types, Bobbi’s Bronzing Powder has just the right mix of red and brown – the colors you’d find in a true tan – to give skin a warm tint of healthy-looking color.  What makes it so wearable?  The lightweight mica-free powder applies smoothly and evenly and feels ultra-comfortable on skin.  Now, this makeup bag essential is available in two limited edition shades ideal for darker skin tones. Bronzing Powder is available in 2 shades: Deep Chocolate, Rich Cocoa

High Shimmer Lip Gloss ($22)
Because there’s nothing sexier than glossy lips paired with luminous skin, Bobbi introduces her most high shine gloss ever.  This ultra shiny formula glides on smoothly and offers medium to full coverage that makes lips look lush and full. High Shimmer Lip Gloss is available in 3 shades: Pink Tulle, Citrus, Bellini

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China Glaze Polished Like a Princess

April 13, 2011

China Glaze Polished Like a Princess

“Don’t Touch My Tiara!” shouted the Diva Bride as she read her sweet Love Letters sent from her doting prince. He’d been a Royal Tease for years and they were finally ready to tie the knot. The Exceptionally Gifted bride was Ravishing, Dahling in a gown and jewels of Pure Elegance. The soon-to-be Princess Grace was ready to Make An Entrance into the Visions of Grandeur as the future Mr. and Mrs. forever.

  • Don’t Touch My Tiara – A sheer, hot pink shimmer sure to rock his royal socks
  • Diva Bride – Perfect light beige crème for French or to wear alone for an engagement
  • Love Letters – The French manis love this sheer blush gloss
  • Royal Tease (2) – This shimmery grape purple is worth the agony
  • Exceptionally Gifted (3) – A sweet bridesmaid pink with a golden frost
  • Ravishing, Dahling (4) – Don’t spill this burgundy wine jelly on that white dress!
  • Pure Elegance – Sweet flower girls in baby pink with pink shimmer
  • Princess Grace – Whisper sweet nothings about this soft pink pearlescent
  • Make An Entrance (5) – A bright hot pink crème for princesses who aren’t shy
  • Visions of Grandeur (6) – From rags to riches with this deep red adorned with gold shimmer
  • Pure Torture – This fiery red-orange jelly is inspired by the first of year marriage . .



NARS Summer 2011 Collection

April 12, 2011

NARS Summer 2011 Collection

Available April 15, 2011

The Summer 2011 Collection is a range of warm, sophisticated, shimmering shades, punctuated with shots of vivid, nature-defying color. Eyes are washed in icy sea foam, silver-green and frozen turquoise. Lips are infused with mandarin orange gloss and hot pink matte color. The look is finished with nails in bold sunflower yellow or matte opaque white for a modern, edgy effect that’s strictly NARS.
  • Cap Ferrat Trio Eyeshadow (Limited Edition) $45 Inspired by the Alpes-Maritimes region in southeastern France, this trio eyeshadow of sea blues—icy sea foam, silver green, and icy turquoise—delivers a cool wash of color to lids. Wear each richly-pigmented hue solo for a delicate look or layer for a more nuanced effect.
  • Dogon Duo Eyeshadow (Limited Edition) $33 Named for the Mali-based culture, this metallic taupe (with icy green sheen) and charcoal black duo eyeshadow delivers an unexpected twist on an otherwise neutral color combo. Blend the lighter shade from lashes to brow and smudge the darker hue in the crease and along lashes for added impact. When blended together, the shades create an iridescent green cast on the charcoal hue
  • Exotic Dance Duo Eyeshadow (Limited Edition) $33 A well choreographed pairing of metallic white with silver sheen and metallic gold, creates a dazzling duo eyeshadow. The shimmering hues can each be worn alone or layered for a mixed metal look that has added intensity.
  • Queen Soft Touch Shadow Pencil (Limited Edition) $24 Regal, easy, portable and long-wearing. This smooth and creamy soft touch shadow pencil, in a majestic and modern citrus gold glitter, can be swiped on lids and blended with a fingertip. As a liner, a highlighter or a base for powder shadows, it lends eyes a clean, brilliant look.
  • Wonder Lip Gloss $24 This shiny, sheer mandarin orange lip gloss is laced with pink and gold shimmer for a pop of citrusy color. Wear it alone or over other lip colors for a shinier look with added depth.
  • Bolero Velvet Matte Lip Pencil $24 Grab your castanets. This pink cantaloupe, velvet matte lip pencil is as subtly suggestive as the seductive, slow-tempo Latin music after which it’s named.
  • Carthage Pure Matte Lipstick $25 Named for the string of cities that line the Gulf of Tunis, this matte, hot pink hue saturates lips with rich, bold color. The pure matte lipstick creates a sophisticated, eye-catching statement that’s both timeless and modern.
  • Mayflower Lipstick $24 This nourishing, sheer raspberry lipstick, delivers subtle color with a shimmery finish. Wear alone or with other lip products, it’s the perfect complement to a bold eye.
  • New Order Highlighting Blush $27 A soft pink blush, with gold and silver shimmer, highlights cheeks with the softest hint of radiant color. Wear alone or over other cheek products as a highlight or
    for added dimension.
  • Écume Nail Polish (Limited Edition) $17 An opaque white nail enamel that is at once vintage-inspired and avant-garde in sensibility.
  • Kismet Nail Polish (Limited Edition)  $17 Fate, destiny, a predetermined course of events. This metallic sunflower nail polish was simply meant to be.

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