Because Shaving is the Pits: DERMAdoctor Gorilla Warfare Antiperspirant Giveaway!


My hair grows like a weed. Unfortunately, the hair of which I speak is not on my head. My legs and underarms give my razor a workout. If I shave in the morning, by afternoon, I've got stubble. And forget about skipping days...unless I want to look like Sasquatch. Getting rid of the hair is not only expensive (I CONTINUE READING

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: BlowPro Perfect Shower Cap


The shower and my chemically-straightened hair are frenemies. Every seventh day when I wash my hair, they get along great in a shampoo Shangri-la. But the rest of the week, I employ a shower cap to keep the steam from undoing the silky straightness. I have been wearing shower caps since I was a child, and I’ve tried them CONTINUE READING

Miss Oops is On Sale at HauteLook


I love Miss Oops fashion fixers and have been using them for years. If you wear clothes, you NEED to get acquainted with Miss Oops. All of those things that can and do go wrong with your wardrobe can be fixed by Miss Oops problem-solving products. Shirt revealing too much cleavage? Accidentally get a deodorant stain on your top? Are your CONTINUE READING

Get Catty With Wildfox Catfarer Sunglasses


I've been searching for some cat eye sunnies for forever. On a whim, I bought these Wildfox Catfarer Sunglasses from Shopbop - hoping that they wouldn't look too cartoonish. Even though I was afraid they'd be too large, I'm digging the oversized frames. They make a statement without overwhelming my face. And the cat eye shape is subtle, so it's not CONTINUE READING

Peep My Polish: Revlon Top Speed Nail Enamel in Superstitious


Now that I have two kids - and the youngest being 6 weeks old - I needed to get better acquainted with quick-dry nail polish options. I hardly have time to do anything, let alone a DIY - so I needed to find some lacquers that fit my new lifestyle. Yesterday, while going my grocery shopping, I picked up Revlon CONTINUE READING

Tatcha, I'm So Glad I Gotcha


I'm home on maternity leave, so I spend an inordinate amount of time nursing my daughter, burping her and changing her diapers - all the while, watching hours of QVC. I don't know what it is, but I am mesmerized by QVC demonstrations. If I'm channel surfing and I happen to land on QVC, it's damn near impossible for CONTINUE READING

Eye Shadow

Coming Soon: Bobbi Brown Metallics

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Bobbi+Brown+Metallic+Eye+Shadows Coming Soon: Bobbi Brown Metallics
On counter in August, Bobbi Brown‘s Metallic Eye Shadow is back by popular demand in 17 shades. Featuring a broad shade range including rich bold colors and pastels, the high-shimmer, high-pigment formula creates a sexy and sophisticated look. Color applies evenly and stays crease-free for all-day wear. Individual shadows can also be popped into Bobbi’s new customizable palettes.

Bobbi+Brown+Metallic+Lip+Color Coming Soon: Bobbi Brown Metallics
And on counter in September/October, Bobbi presents her new Metallic Lip Color- the newest innovation in shimmer. Featuring high-shine emollients and light-reflective pearls, it will leave lips with a soft creamy feel and medium coverage and will be available in 15 multi-dimensional shades.

Swatches coming soon!

Front Row Look Palette from the Stila Backstage Beauty Collection

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Stila+Front+Row+Palette Front Row Look Palette from the Stila Backstage Beauty Collection
Be both a trendsetter and a do-gooder when you are the first to snag the Front Row Look Palette from the Stila Backstage Beauty Collection. Let your inner makeup artist go to work creating the softly smoldering eye that is destined to emerge as one of Fall’s top beauty trends, and exercise your inner philanthropist at the same time.

10% of proceeds from the first 625 sold will be donated to Step Up Women’s Network to support teen programs, women’s health education and advocacy professional mentorship and social networking opportunities.

Front+Row+Look Front Row Look Palette from the Stila Backstage Beauty CollectionThe Front Row Look Palette features the essentials to create the soft smoky eye seen all over the runways at the Fall 2008 fashion shows. Tucked inside a chic faux patent compact is a trio of eye shadows; Bouquet, a matte nude pink, Moonlight, a shimmering white, and Fog, a light grey. They are accompanied by a Smokey Quartz Kajal Eye Liner. Tying it all together is a beautiful faux leather rosette pendant – a versatile accessory that encourages you to get creative.

Stila Front Row Look Palette retails for $40 and is now available at stilacosmetics.com. Order yours today, before this limited-edition palette struts off the catwalk for good.

*Add Cherry Crush Lip and Cheek Stain to your shopping cart when you order the Front Row Look Palette, and get free shipping. Enter code CHERRYCRUSH at checkout.

Kim Kardashian’s New Lighter Makeup Look

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kim+kardashian+lighter+makeup Kim Kardashians New Lighter Makeup Look
Kim Kardashian decided to try out a lighter eye make up look…and she wants your opinion. Head on over to Kim’s blog and tell her what you think!

kim+kardashian+lighter+makeup2 Kim Kardashians New Lighter Makeup Look
To achieve this lighter look, Kim used:

* Lorac Glam Rocks Loose Metallic Eye Shadow in Metallic Pearl
* MAC Zoom Lash Mascara in Zoomblack
*Lorac Perfectly Lit Oil-Free Luminizing Powder in Spotlight

For more of Kim Kardashian’s beauty and makeup tips, click here!

Source: officialkimkardashian.com

Lancome Fall 2008: Maharani Jewels

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Lancome+Maharani Lancome Fall 2008: Maharani Jewels
Gorgeous goes global with Maharani Jewels. Lancôme’s latest color collection pays homage to India, where the beauty brand opened last year. Many of the makeup shades and creations seen floating down the catwalk recently were reminiscent of the country’s fascinating colors and intricate designs. From deeply colored spices, to the natural hues of the landscape, to vibrant pigments that color traditional Saris, to the gemstone-toned jewels that adorn the neck of a Maharani, or princess, each of these rich pieces highly influenced Lancôme’s fall palette.

La Base Pro
Lancome+La+Base+Pro Lancome Fall 2008: Maharani Jewels

This amazing oil-free makeup base creates a smooth, radiant and long-lasting canvas for a more perfected makeup look. Exclusive Lancôme Elasto-Smooth™ technology refines skin’s texture and diffuses light to visibly reduce imperfections with a satin-soft finish. Makeup glides on seamlessly. Color stays more true and vibrant for a radiant, air-brushed look all day.
Suggested Retail Price: $42.00

Poudre Elephant Teint
Lancome+Poudre+Elephant+Teint Lancome Fall 2008: Maharani Jewels
This is the perfect product to achieve a gorgeous glow. In India, the elephant is one of the most revered symbols, denoting royalty, inner strength and nobility. Now this iconic symbol can be found embossed in the powder of this new limited-edition bronzer.
Suggested Retail Price: $36.50

Maharani Juicy Tubes
Lancome+Maharani+Jewels+Juicy+Tubes Lancome Fall 2008: Maharani Jewels
Inspired by the intricate motifs of Mehndi art, these Juicy Tubes are embellished with a golden design of scallop lines, dots, teardrops and paisley shapes.
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Shades range from Mango Mystere to Guava Enchantment and Autumn Jasmine.
Suggested Retail Price: $18.00

Le Crayon Khôl Kajal
Lancome+Khol+Kajal Lancome Fall 2008: Maharani Jewels
This ultra-soft khôl divinely glides across lids, lining them in exquisite deeply pigmented color. Natural jojoba oil and organic beeswax make application smooth and comfortable. For sultry eyes, evocative of a Bengal beauty, India Ink imbues an intense black for a captivating look. For softer, but equally sexy eyes, smoke out the rich brown hue of Amber Night or delicately apply the lustrous color of Smoky Henna.
Suggested Retail Price: $23.50

Maharani Color Design Eye Shadow Quads
Lancome+Color+Design+Eye+Shadow+Quad Lancome Fall 2008: Maharani Jewels
The raw and natural tones found throughout India’s countryside are seen in the Lotus Splendor palette with its earthy brown, peach and copper eye shadows, while the Secrets of Benghal palette features soft pink, dusty mauve, eggplant and highlighting shadows. Paired with Le Crayon Khôl Kajal in India Ink, the combination of shadow and dark liner work in harmony to create a sultry, intense eye look.
Suggested Retail Price: $40.00

The Maharani Jewels collection is now available at lancome-usa.com, specialty stores, the five Lancôme boutiques and counters nationwide.

The Early Bird Catches The NARS Fall 2008 Collection!

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NARS The Early Bird Catches The NARS Fall 2008 Collection!
Great news…

NARS’ Fall 2008 Collection will actually be available on narscosmetics.com two weeks early – starting next Tuesday, July 15th!

And here are some product shots, hot off the presses…

Fall08 BEAUTIFUL LIAR The Early Bird Catches The NARS Fall 2008 Collection!
Beautiful Liar Lipstick: sheer spiced coral

Fall 08 SENORITA  The Early Bird Catches The NARS Fall 2008 Collection!
Señorita Lipstick: sheer shimmering cherry blossom

FALL08 female trouble The Early Bird Catches The NARS Fall 2008 Collection!
Female Trouble Lip Gloss: lilac mauve

Fall08 Fez The Early Bird Catches The NARS Fall 2008 Collection!
Fez Single Eyeshadow: velvety cocoa

Fall08 Isolde The Early Bird Catches The NARS Fall 2008 Collection!
Isolde Duo Eyeshadow: frosted ginger & shimmering copper

Fall08 Cordura The Early Bird Catches The NARS Fall 2008 Collection!
Cordura Duo Eyeshadow: shimmering warm rich brown & shimmering sooty dark brown

Fall08 Dolce The Early Bird Catches The NARS Fall 2008 Collection!
Dolce Vita Blush: dusty rose

Fall08 Rebel The Early Bird Catches The NARS Fall 2008 Collection!
Rebell Yell Nail Polish: dusty pomegranate

80s Ladies Week: Oh, Cargo…You’re So Fine!

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mickey 80s Ladies Week: Oh, Cargo...Youre So Fine!
If you caught yesterday’s installment of 80s Ladies Week, you know that I’m pretty handy with the pom-poms. So it should come as no surprise that one of my childhood idols was singer/choreographer/fellow Philadelphian, Toni Basil.

For today’s 80s-inspired product review, I’m going to steal a line from Toni’s pop music classic…

Oh, Cargo you’re so fine,
You’re so fine you blow my mind.
Hey Cargo!
Hey Cargo!

On the 4th of July, I was invited to a late-evening barbecue not too far from my own apartment. I had to hoof it because there was no chance of finding parking anywhere in the vicinity of the art museum, which serves as backdrop for the city’s Independence Day festivities. The weather was pretty typical for July – hot and humid – with a light drizzle.

cargo 80s Ladies Week: Oh, Cargo...Youre So Fine!
So before heading out the door, I finger painted with Cargo’s Melt-proof 3 in 1 Eye-Cheek-Lip Palette and swiped on some Better-than-waterproof Mascara. Eight city blocks later, I showed up at the party looking perfectly polished – and you know how shiny I can get. And when I returned home late that night, my makeup still looked freshly applied!!!

The Cargo Melt-proof Make-up Collection, which also includes a Melt-proof Bronzer, is limited-edition and costs $39 (retail value is $90). Pick this up immediately, you’ll thank me later. You will be absolutely amazed at the staying power – it’ll blow your mind!

Cargo products are available at Sephora, Amazon.com, and cargocosmetics.com.

Isn’t 80s Ladies Week totally rad? Be sure to check out Amber’s 80s inspired product review over at Beauty Blogging Junkie.

New From MAC: Electro Flash

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Electro+Flash1 New From MAC: Electro Flash
Dagnabit, MAC. Don’t you know we’re not made of money? You keep churning out kick-ass collections. We remain broke, but beautiful. Thanks a lot.

Visa card, I’d like to introduce you to MAC Electro Flash. Electro Flash, meet my worn-out Visa card.

Electro+Flash2 New From MAC: Electro FlashShort-circuit expectations. X-ray vision means you see ahead of the rest. Electricity is our most precious resource…everybody, electrified! Light up this world, and the next!

Electro Flash Mineralize Eye Shadow in nine new duos with unblinking courage, in convincing new combinations: tri-colorr shimmer minerals with marble shine – plus a monoshade on the other side. Add Lipglass and Lipstick finishes with quantum physics energy, in companion colors and electro-lustres.

Lipstick
Vanity’s Child: Sheer pale beige with pearl (Lustre)
Fast Thrill: Frosty clean mid-tone pink with pearl (Frost)
Mellow Mood: Glossy mid-tone dirty pink with pearl (Lustre)
Dangerously Hot: Creamy deep brown red (Amplified)

Lipglass
Cultureclash:
Frosty clear baby pink with multi-dimensional pearl (Frost)

Major Minor:
Frosty mid-tone beige with multi-dimensional pearl (Frost)

Sonic Vibe:
Frosty mid-tone pink with multi-dimensional pearl (Frost)

Li’ Hot Pepper:
Frosty burnt red with multi-dimensional pearl (Frost)

Mineralize Eye Shadow (Duo)
Play on Plums Mélange/Mono:
Peachy gold with pink and bronze veining/Bronzed burgundy mono

Sea & Sky Mélange/Mono:
Silvery pale blue with deep blue and silver veining/Bright blue mono

Hot Contrast Mélange/Mono:
Dirty red with silver and black veining/Black mono

Love Connection Mélange/Mono:
Pale beige with gold and blue veining/Warm gold mono

Two to Glow Mélange/Mono:
Dirty bronze with pink and orange veining/Orange mono

Odd Couple Mélange/Mono:
Warm gold with lavender and bronze veining/Purple mono

Polar Opposites Mélange/Mono: Dirty purple with silver, indigo and pink veining/True silver mono
Fresh Green Mix Mélange/Mono:
Golden olive with blue, gold and aqua veining/Lime mono

Pink Split Mélange/Mono:
Dirty rose with bronze and pale blue veining/Pink with gold pearl mono

Brush
227 Large Fluff: Large size paddle with fluffed double chiseled, rounded tip.

Available
International (except Asia): July 2008 at all MAC locations and maccosmetics.com.
Asia: August 2008 at all MAC locations and maccosmetics.com.