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

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StriVectin Tightening Face Serum Giveaway


Roll back the years with the NEW StriVectin “Roll Back the Years” Firming Collection - a trio of formulas that help to improve skin’s appearance. This three-piece set, which includes the StriVectin-TL Face Serum, the StriVectin-TL Body Cream and the new QVC exclusive StriVectin-TL Neck Serum Roller, helps skin appear firmer and softer on the face, body and neck. . The StriVectin CONTINUE READING

Bath & Body Works Cooling Gel Lotion Needs A New Name


A few weeks ago, I paid a visit to my local Bath & Body Works store. I was on the hunt for a tropical-smelling body wash that wouldn't break the bank, and B&BW seemed like a good place to search. When I entered the store, I was greeted my a really nice saleswoman who asked me what I was CONTINUE READING

Laura Mercier Master Class: Makeup Bag Must-Haves in Your 30s


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Eye Shadow

Barbie Loves Stila Fall Collection

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barbie+loves+stilla+collection+fall+2009 Barbie Loves Stila Fall Collection

Inspired by looks created for the first ever Barbie runway show at Fall 2009 New York Fashion Week, the new Barbie™ Loves Stila fall collection has everything you need to get all dolled up. The collection will be available on the Stila Cosmetics site in September, and you can snatch up the ultra-glam Barbie™ Loves Stila Smudge Pot and Barbie™ Loves Stila Lip Glaze NOW on the Stila website, as a special preview.

Barbie™ Loves Stila All Doll’d Up Palette ($28): A must-have for any glam girl, this adorable refillable compact – decorated with a lenticular of the iconic Barbie stare contains four eye shadow trios (TWELVE eye shadow shades!) for endless looks and countless levels of glamour. Available at stilacosmetics.com, Ulta and Sephora.

Barbie™ Loves Stila Lip Enamel Trio ($32): This set of highly-pigmented mega-watt glosses is a true triple threat. The three wearable shades include Joy (red), Happiness (light pink) and Tickled Pink (the Barbie signature power pink exclusive to the Barbie Loves Stila Collection) and feature mood boosting rhodolea rosea and long lasting lip conditioning ingredients. Available at stilacosmetics.com, Ulta and Sephora.

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Barbie™ Loves Stila Lip Glaze ($22): Add dimension and shimmer to your lips with just a click of one of these iconic Lip Glaze pens. Choose from universally flattering Pale Pink, a Bright Pink or Red. Available exclusively at Sephora and stilacosmetics.com.

Barbie™ Loves Stila NEW Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner ($20): Created especially for the Barbie collection, this new marker-like pen glides on with precision and ease and won’t smudge or run. The intense carbon black color creates definition for day and drama for night. Available exclusively at Ulta and stilacosmetics.com.

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Barbie™ Loves Stila Smudge Pot ($20): Tucked inside jars emblazoned with Barbie’s sparkling stare, these ultra-rich shades of the cult favorite gel-based liner are the first versions to be infused with intense sparkle. Options include eye enhancing Cobalt Clutch (blue with blue shimmer), Purple Pumps (purple with pink shimmer) and the intense Little Black Dress (black with pink shimmer). Each is perfect for lining the eyes and as a stay-put smudge-proof shadow. Available at stilacosmetics.com, Ulta and Sephora.

Shu Uemura Primitribe

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 Shu Uemura PrimitribeInfused with the prevailing spirit engendered by its founder that “modes have a right to break rules,” the premier beauty brand, named for its creator Mr. Shu Uemura, introduces “primitribe” (primitive+tribe), its 129th mode make-up collection.

Trained directly under Mr. Shu Uemura, international artistic director Kakuyasu Uchiide, continues to challenge the notions of the expected, taking us on an exploration that goes beyond the traditional borders of “seasonal makeup.”

With his creation of primitribe, Uchiide leads us to a land filled with a unique product mixture that brims with adventurous and vibrant colors, rich textures and elaborately adorned packaging.

For Eyes

Primal Color Stick ($30) – Cream to powder texture glides on easily to create smoky shadows or add shimmering radiance. Unique diagonally cut tip achieves maximum decoration. Available in four limited-edition shades: Blazed Gold, Misty Grove, Rich Earth and Night Maroon

Painting Liner ($40) – Ultra smooth-glide gel-type eyeliner in colors inspired by gems from the wild’s of nature. Decorate your eye line with lucent accents or blend in varying degrees. Match with color stick for a treasure trove of impact. Available in two limited-edition shades: Citrine and Turquoise

Primal Mix Eyelashes ($25) – Long lashes in natural dark colors become amulets for the eyes. Interspersed with flashes of blue, pink, light green and yellow color. Cut into any desired width and apply on top or bottom lashes to enjoy various accents on eyes.

For Face

Primal Mix Blush ($24) – Duo-color blush mixes a fresh tone with a soft terracotta tone to create a perfect harmony to add a healthy, warm and natural glow to skin. Available in three limited-edition shades: Rhythm, Soul and Echo
For Lips

Rouge Unlimited Lipstick ($23) – An inviting selection of shades inspired by wild fruits at different stages of ripening. Muted colors complement a healthy skin tone. Natural dewy sheer finish. Two new shades!

For Nails

Nail Enamel Supplement Mineral ($16) – An exquisite face is complemented by nails adorned with a caravan of vibrant colors caressed by the sun. Two new shades!

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Twilight Beauty Product Photos

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twilight Twilight Beauty Product Photos

As previously reported, Twilight Beauty, a new cosmetics brand themed after the series of films, will launch two lines debuting this Fall: Luna Twilight and Volturi Twilight. The two lines will be available in conjunction with the release of the second film, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, which arrives in theaters on November 20, 2009.

Luna+Color+Pallette Twilight Beauty Product PhotosLuna Twilight reflects the mood and spirit of the saga’s iconic female characters, presenting a collection that creates a harmonious blend between soft, natural beauty and stunning, fierce splendor. Notable products from the Luna Twilight line include First Light Body and Face Glow for radiant illumination and Gleam Metallic Mascara for captivating lashes.

The crowning jewels of the Luna Twilight collection are found in the four Color Palettes ($28), designed to reflect the mood and spirit of the iconic female characters from the Twilight saga, bringing together a harmonious collection for lips, cheeks and eyes. Apply each lip and eye color separately or layer them both for a dimensional effect. Powder blush should be applied just behind the apples of the cheeks and blended along the cheekbone.

Luna+Pallette+Bella Twilight Beauty Product Photos

Bella: Soft and Subtle with nude shadows, warm nude blush, nude lipstick and the sheerest cherry red gloss

Luna+Pallette+Alice Twilight Beauty Product Photos

Alice: Eclectic and Spunky with shimmering blue and silver shadows, rosy blush and sheer hot pink lips

Luna+Pallette+Rosalie Twilight Beauty Product Photos

Rosalie: Regal and Refined with peach toned shadows, a coral blush and apricot lipsticks and gloss

Luna+Pallette+Victoria Twilight Beauty Product Photos

Victoria: Bold and Fiery with shimmering jewel-toned shadows and deep wine colored lipstick and gloss

Volturi Twilight offers entry into Twilight’s exclusive coven through use of the Volturi family crest as the brand’s logo. The line features Foreshadow Primer, an ultra-sheer eye base that provides the ultimate prep for a smoother, crease-proof eye shadow application that is coupled with loose glitter dust, called Labrynth Shadows. The highly pigmented loose powder shadows and the lid primer are housed in stackable pots, providing the ability to mix and match the colors to create personal, one-of-a-kind eye shadow favorites. Other standouts include Deity Body Lotion, Immortal Body Shimmer and Crown Mascara.

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Luna Twilight will be available September 15, 2009 at Dillard’s and Nordstrom. Volturi Twilight will be available September 15, 2009 through specialty retailers. Both lines will be sold at TwilightBeauty.com, the exclusive website for both lines.

Update: Twilight Venom lip plumper, a collaboration between DuWop and Twilight Beauty, is available NOW at Sephora.com!

Hang In There Baby: New Stila Kitten Products Coming This Fall!

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hang in there kitty Hang In There Baby: New Stila Kitten Products Coming This Fall!I don’t know what took me so long to hop on the Stila Kitten bandwagon. But now that I’m all aboard, I’m gonna rock it ’til the wheels fall off.

When Stila introduced the original pearlized Kitten eye shadow in 1997, girls everywhere scooped up the universally flattering pink champagne shade. And now I know why. Just a light dusting of its rose gold goodness on lids instantly makes peepers pop.

And now that I’ve worked myself into a feline frenzy, I’ve got my claws out and I’m ready to pounce on Stila’s Smitten With Kitten collection, coming this fall.

Last month, I had an opportunity to preview these new kitten incarnations, and I’m positively purring for…

Stila+Kitten+Smudge+Pot Hang In There Baby: New Stila Kitten Products Coming This Fall!

Stila Kitten Smudge Pot, $20
The proprietary combination of pearls used to create Kitten are blended into a new Smudge Pot resulting in shimmering champagne. Wear it as an eye shadow primer, a shadow, liner or even a cheek and brow bone highlighter. Like a kitty cat stuck up in a tree, once this product sets, it ain’t goin’ nowhere; it’s smudge-proof, water resistant, long-wearing and simply illuminating, day and night!

Stila Kitten Lip Glaze, $22
The iconic gloss gets infused with the iconic shade, for a smile that looks sprinkled with stardust. Wear it alone for a sophisticated shine or over lipstick for a dazzling effect. The long-lasting, non-sticky formula is enriched with vitamins A, C and E to moisturize and smooth without feathering.

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Stila Black Cat Smudge Pot, $20
Forget about the superstition when this black cat crosses your path. Like a little black dress and a flute of champagne, this black gel liner is infused with an unexpected blend of Kitten shimmer and can be used for lining the lashes or blending on the lids. It’s smudge-resistant, precise, modern and darkly lustrous. This product brings totally brings me back to 1990, when a young, badass Janet (Miss Jackson, if you’re nasty) sang:

Black cat, nine lives
Short days, long nights
Livin’ on the edge
Not afraid to die

janet+jackson+black+cat Hang In There Baby: New Stila Kitten Products Coming This Fall!

Stila’s Smitten With Kitten Collection will be available in September – exclusively at stilacosmetics.com.

Giorgio Armani Beauty Fall 2009 Collection: Greige

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Armani+Fall+2009+beauty Giorgio Armani Beauty Fall 2009 Collection: Greige

The new fall dress code for Giorgio Armani is “Greige.” Subtle but distinct tones accentuate a deep smoky eye contrasted with a fresh, luminous complexion and a muted, but intense lip color.

Armani+Eye+Shadow+Duo Giorgio Armani Beauty Fall 2009 Collection: Greige

Manta Ray Eye Duo Palettes, $38
The star product of the season is the eye duo palette, which is dressed with an exotic Manta Ray pattern. Inspired by the precious and luxurious materials used in Giorgio Armani fashion accessories, the palettes offer a beautiful selection of color harmonies inspired by nature. The collection features subtle hues that offer a new take on the timeless color “Greige,” create by Giorgio Armani. The rich filtered eye tones, presented in a matte Greige compact, give depth and mystery to the eyes with subtle contours and highlights.

n° 1 – charcoal and Greige: the ultimate eye shadow combination for this season’s smoky eye
n° 2 – deep ocean blue and intense ocean green
n° 3 – pale lilac grey and luminous fuchsia
n° 4 – light blue stone and sandy beige
n° 5 – shimmering lilac pearl and pale green pearl

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Liquid Silk Eye Liner n° 1 and n° 2, $30
Armani Liquid Silk Eye Liners in matte charcoal grey or midnight metallic blue contrast the softer Greige tones with a smooth high precision stroke. The formula, which contains microdispersed waxes and micro-fil™ polymer, boosts the deep intense color and ensures a long-lasting, quick-drying application.

ARMANISILK Giorgio Armani Beauty Fall 2009 Collection: Greige

Armani Silk Lipstick n°92, $25
This season’s must-have Armani lipstick accentuates the natural lip color, keeping the focus on the eyes. The grey-blue tones in this soft plum lipstick add intensity to the lip without giving a dark contrast, the new alternative to beige. The Armani Silk lipstick formula dresses the lips with a hydrating and silky veil. Specific oils allow the shade to reveal intense and radiant color, resulting in a luminous blush on the lips.

The “Greige” Eye Look by Linda Cantello: “Eye shadow is about shading. Rather than adding shadows, these muted tones contour and define, accentuating the eye and the pupil; the focus is actually on the eye itself. My favorite is the Greige and charcoal duo shade palette, but the pale lilac grey and fuchsia offer a really beautiful pop of color.”

Application Tips:
* Use the Greige shade to contour the eye by sweeping the shadow along the crease of the eye. Follow by sweeping the shade under the lower lash line and over the upper lash line. Use charcoal to add intensity.

* A second option is to sweep the charcoal shadow over the whole lid and use the Greige to blend. For added intensity, apply midnight blue eyeliner along the upper lid lash line.

The Giorgio Armani Beauty Fall 2009 Collection is available for a limited time online at giorgioarmanibeauty.com and at selected fine department stores, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdales.

YSL Fall 2009

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YSL Fall 2009 Beauty Collection: Inspired by the YSL Fall RTW Fashion collection of exquisite tailoring with sumptuous textures, a flawless complexion is offset by magnetic pearl grey eyes and intense plum lips.

 YSL Fall 2009FACE:
* Perfect Touch Radiant Brush Foundation
* Touche Éclat Radiant Touch in Luminous Radiance
* Palette Y Collector Palette for the Complexion (limited edition)
* Crème de Blush Cream Blush in Powdery Rose (limited edition)

EYES:
* Ombres 5 Lumières 5 Colour Harmony for Eyes in Midnight
* Volume Effet Faux Cils Luxurious Mascara in Sublime Grey

LIPS:
* Rouge Volupté Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick in Exquisite Plum

NAILS:
* La Laque Long Lasting Nail Lacquer in Stormy Grey

MAC Love That Look

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MAC Love That Look: An intensified take on everything incredible about MAC Starflash Eye Shadow, with a formula so astro-silky, creamy, cushion-like, and pearl-finished, in a fantasia of 12 fabulously frosted shades. Four Pearl Glide Liners to give the people what they want, essential Zoomblack Mascara and the 217 Blending and 239 Eye Shader Brushes that can make any first-time-tryer a true believer. Love That Look… Everybody interesting does!

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Starflash Eye Shadow, $14.50
Grand Entrance: Frosty neutral peach beige
Dreammaker: Frosty yellow gold
Smoke & Diamonds: Frosty dirty taupe
Glamour Check!: Frosty reddish brown
Strike a Pose: Dirty/Deep blue green
Ego: Light yellow pink
Fashion Groupie: Light blue violet
Unbasic White: Bright off white
One-Off: Midtone green with silver pearl
Rated “R”: Bright yellow green
Style Snob: Dirty pink brown with gold pearl*
Fashion: Light grey green with gold pearl

Pearlglide Eye Liner, $14.50
Black Russian: Black with navy blue glitter
Rave: Deep purple with purple glitter
Molasses: Dirty brown with mid-tone brown glitter
Fly-By-Blu: Light blue with blue glitter

Zoom Lash Mascara, $13
Zoomblack: Rich black

Brushes
217 Blending: For shading or blending of colour or creamy products ($22.50)
239 Eye Shader: Soft and dense to shade or blend eye shadow or emollient-based products ($24.50)

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*Style Snob Eye Shadow (above) is, hands down, the winner of this collection. Snatch it up before every other beauty lover in town beats you to the punch.

Available now at all MAC locations and maccosmetics.com.

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