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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


Every month, my girlfriends from college and I get together for dinner in the Philadelphia area. We started this tradition about two years ago, and - of course - we have a great time catching up and reminiscing!  Most of them are product-obsessed (like me), and most have been through some sort of make-up introductory when we became "of age" to wear it.  Now CONTINUE READING

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2014: 20 Can't Miss Beauty Exclusives!


The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in full swing. July 18th through August 3rd, shoppers nationwide will participate in what has been an annual ritual since the 1960’s. Vacation days are planned around it, lines form in anticipation of it – and it’s not only for the pre-season savings on fall fashion and accessories. During the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, the Cosmetics department provides their devoted beauty customers the opportunity to scoop up unique limited-edition items from CONTINUE READING

Dermadoctor Physical Chemistry


One of my all-time favorite products is Dermadoctor KP Duty, a dual action body exfoliator that combines the benefits of a chemical peel and microdermabrasion. It was developed to treat chicken skin - those little red bumps that many people get on their upper arms. But, for years, I've been using it to exfoliate my legs pre-shave.  There's really no body exfoliator CONTINUE READING

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New From MAC: Spring Colour Forecast

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Spring+Colour+Forecast+Coral New From MAC: Spring Colour ForecastPick a mood, decide on a demeanour, then mix it up for a fervent flash of authentic emotion!

Spring Colour Forecast centers on four specific stories…keep it monochromatic or cross over to the other side. The result is deeply personal, vividly alive, artistic, undeniably impactful. Featured in four parts on four displayers, each with a different couture color trend inspiration making a strong, singular sensation on its own.

Product innovation is here now, too, with two new limited-life introductions: Crush Metal Pigment and Blush Ombre.



Spring Colour 1 Forecast – Pink

Spring+Colour+Forecast+Pink New From MAC: Spring Colour ForecastLipstick, $14
Phlox: Sheer light pink (Glaze)
Bubble Gum: Light lavender pink (Glaze)
Laugh-a-lot: Mauve pink (Lustre)
Pink Burst: Clean bright pink with pearl (Frost)

Lipglass, $14
Cultureclash: Frosty clear baby pink with multi-dimensional pearl (Frost)
Hush, Hush: Rose Mid-tone blue with pearl (Frost)
Electric Fuchsia: Bright violet with blue pearl (Frost)

Eyeshadow, $14.50
Da Bling: Pink with gold pearl (Veluxe Pearl)
LaLa: Mid-tone pink (Frost)
Rosy Outlook: Frosted baby pink (Satin)
Very Violet: Dark violet (Frost)

Crush Metal Pigment: Stacked 1!, $32.50
Crush Metal Pigment in a shade wave of four stackable jars, specially selected for the Spring Colour Forecast collection. Provides intense colour payoff and medium coverage with highly reflective metallic sparkle. Creamy, crease-resistant. Long-wearing. Available in Pale Pink Frost, Light Lilac Frost, Mid-tone Rose Frost, Dark Purple Frost.

Plushlash, $13
Plushblack Black

Blush Ombre, $25
Azalea Blossom Light cool pink

Nail Lacquer, $12
Galore Pink Creamy mid-tone blue pink

Creations: Pinkaura, $25
Lingeringly floral, slightly foxy. Starts off green then bursts into a flowery bouquet of freesia, black violet and magnolia petals. Sashays into a rich warm amber and balmy vetiver.

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Spring Colour 2 Forecast – Coral

Spring+Colour+Forecast+Coral New From MAC: Spring Colour ForecastLipstick, $14
Color Me Coral: Frosted Light Coral (Frost)
Fresh Salmon: Sheer Bright Pink-Orange (Lustre)
Rose Maiden: Frosted Bright Berry (Frost)
Victorian: Frosted Light Golden Pink (Frost)

Lipglass, $14
Cha Cha: Mid-tone Pink w/ Gold Pearl (Frost)
Ember Glow: Creamy Light Apricot (Cream)
Kumquat: Frosty Tangerine (Frost)

Eyeshadow, $14.50
Hot Hot Hot: Mid-tone Coral (Satin)
Nanogold: Sheer Yellow Beige w/ Pink Pearl (Lustre)
Perky: Light Salmon Pink (Satin)
Straw Harvest: Frosty Light Yellow-Orange (Veluxe Pearl)

Crush Metal Pigment: Stacked 2!, $32.50
Available in Plate Gilded Beige Frost, Yellow Green Frost, Green Gold Frost, and Copper Gold Frost.

Blush Ombre, $24
Ripe Peach: Light Coral

Nail Lacquer, $12
Malibu Peach: Bright Creamy Tangerine (Cream)

Creations: MV2, $25
Cool, calm, and classic. Vanilla
teased with lemon, melted with lavender creme, and then given a warming shot of vanilla bourbon mixed with vanilla mousse and heliotrope.

Spring+Colour+2+Forecast+Coral New From MAC: Spring Colour Forecast

Spring Colour 3 Forecast – Plum

Spring+Colour+Forecast+Plum New From MAC: Spring Colour ForecastLipstick, $14
Hang Up: Deep Berry (Cremesheen)
Radicchio: Sheer Mid-tone Blue-Mauve (Lustre)

Lipglass, $14
Lavender Wind: Lavender with Pearl (Frost)
Purple Rage: Dark Berry w/ Pearl (Frost)

Eyeshadow Quad, $36
Black Tulip: Frosted Dark Grape (Frost)
Bruised Plum: Frosted Mid-tone Dirty Mauve (Veluxe Pearl)
Jungle Moon: Blackened Deep Eggplant (Matte)
Mink Pink: Neutral Soft Pink (Veluxe)

Blush Ombre, $25
Vintage Grape: Mid-tone Violet Pink

Nail Lacquer, $12
Imperial Splendour: Deep Creamy Violet (Cream)

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Spring Colour 4 – Amber

Spring+Colour+Forecast+Amber New From MAC: Spring Colour ForecastForecast Lipstick, $14
Beigeland: Frosted Light Pink Beige (Frost)
Bronzilla: Frosted Mid-Tone Yellow Brown (Frost)

Lipglass, $14
Almondine: Pale Gold w/ Pearl (Frost)
Gold Dust: Mid-tone Copper w/ Pearl (Frost)

Eyeshadow Quad, $36
Aztec Brick: Frosted True Copper (Veluxe Pearl)
Creole Beauty: Frosted Dark Golden Brown (Frost)
Flip: Bronze Gold (Frost)
Manilla Paper: Pale Frosted White Gold (Veluxe Pearl)

Blush Ombre, $25
Springshine (Neutral Suntan)

Nail Lacquer, $12
Abalone Shell: Light Creamy Warm Beige (Cream)

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The Beauty Girls Weekend Read

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The Beauty Girls have crowned their favorite beauty queens. Read on for the must-have products from 2009.

Marina from makeup loves me shares her favorites from the past year in her Best I Ever Had series.

best makeup The Beauty Girls Weekend ReadTeri from Beautiful Makeup Search shares her 2009 Best in Beauty picks.

Lianne from The Makeup Girl shares her Best of 2009 favorites from skincare, beauty, fragrance, bath & body.

Amber from Beauty Blogging Junkie shares her Best of 2009.

Daneen from Spoiled Pretty dishes on the products that spoiled her prettiest in 2009.

Follow The Beauty Girls on Twitter:

Beauty Blogging Junkie @Glambr
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MAC Love Lace, Warm & Cozy, and In The Studio – Now Available!

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mac+warm+and+cozy MAC Love Lace, Warm & Cozy, and In The Studio   Now Available!

MAC’s newest collections – Love Lace, Warm & Cozy, and In The Studio – weren’t supposed to be released until December 26. But from the looks of the MAC website, they’ve given us an early Christmas present.

Happy shopping – and let me know, in the comments, what you buy!

The Beauty Girls Weekend Read

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What budget liquid liner is Marina crazy for this Christmas? Visit makeup loves me and find out!

Amber from Beauty Blogging Junkie reports on American Apparel’s new nail polish collection.

Daneen from Spoiled Pretty is outraged with the news of a teacher cutting off a child’s braids in school.

Teri from Beautiful Makeup Search shares 5 pretty palettes you need this holiday season.

Lianne from The Makeup Girl checks out MAC’s latest nude makeup offering Warm & Cozy.

Julia from All About The Pretty celebrates 12 Days of Pretty with limited edition offerings from NARS.

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The Beauty Girls Weekend Read

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Lianne from The Makeup Girl went to the Ted Gibson Salon in DC and experienced a Keratin Treatment for the first time!! She may never be the same….

day four holiday looks The Beauty Girls Weekend ReadThe girls at Makeup Bag have been getting their holiday looks on. Check out some fun holiday looks from Erika, Bree & Bailey!

Marina from makeup loves me found an eye cream that instantly brightens your eye area, not after 4-6 weeks of use, because who has that kind of time?!

Amber from Beauty Blogging Junkie has more details about on-the-set skin care for cinema sensation The Twilight Saga: New Moon.

Be sure to stop by Beautiful Makeup Search each day for Teri’s annual 12 Days of Giveaways, going on now!

Spoiled Pretty is partnering with Clean & Clear for a giveaway. Win some fabulous anti-acne skin care products, plus a digital camera to document the improvement in your skin!

Beauty Blogging Junkie @Glambr
Makeup Bag
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MAC Warm & Cozy

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mac+warm+and+cozy+2 MAC Warm & CozyA fireside fantasy far from the maddening crowd is undeniably appealing.

Seek refuge in the warmth, the glow of skin rosy with Refined Golden Mineralize Skinfinish, Shadesticks in Cuddle, Nurture and Snuggle shades, cozy as a mug of cocoa on a bearskin rug. Curl up with the cashmere kiss of Warm Me Up Lipstick or Light That Fire! Lipglass; the woodsy, rustic chic of Mulled Cider Eye Shadow and Dim the Lights Nail Lacquer. Like being in a majestic lodge surrounded by all of life’s real comforts. Natural beauty, the way MAC makes it modern.

Warm & Cozy Face, with Care Blends Essential Oils in Sweet Orange + Lavender, or Grapefruit + Chamomile feels soothing and sultry when elements are harsh and extreme…add MAC signature innovation with Mineralize All-Over Moisture Lotion, and see new radiance, revivified lustre, optimum health. Like going on retreat and communing with nature, it’s an earthly way to bring back what the city takes away, and a sensual solution to make life simple, but luxurious. Winter beauty begins here.

mac+warm+and+cozy+lipstick MAC Warm & Cozy
Lipstick, $14
Spiced Tea: Warm bronzed brown (Glaze)
Warm Me Up: Creamy mid-tone neutral pink (Amplified)
Siss: Muted golden beige (Satin)

mac+warm+and+cozy+lipglass MAC Warm & Cozy
Lipglass, $14
2N: Creamy neutral yellow pink (Cream)
Feeling Dreamy: Pale neutral pink with pink pearl (Frost)
Light That Fire!: Mid-tone burnt coral with pearl (Frost)
3N: Neutral brown with gold and pink pearl (Frost)

mac+warm+and+cozy+shadesticks MAC Warm & Cozy
Shadestick, $16.50
Cuddle: Frosted light golden yellow
Nurture: Frosted pale neutral peach beige
Warm & Cozy: Frosted burnt amber with red and gold pearl
Relaxed: Frosted dark chocolate brown

mac+warm+and+cozy+eye+shadows MAC Warm & Cozy
Eye Shadow, $14.50
Chamomile: Creamy pale yellow (Satin)
Modelette: Mid-tone warm camel (Satin)
Mulled Cider: Dark warm brown (Satin)
Embark: Intense reddish brown (Matte)

mac+warm+and+cozy+mineralize+skinfinish MAC Warm & Cozy
Mineralize Skinfinish, $27
By Candlelight: Golden pink
Comfort: Golden bronze

mac+warm+and+cozy+lip+conditioner MAC Warm & Cozy
Lip Conditioner (tube), $13.50
Lip Conditioner (stick), $13.50

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Nail Lacquer, $12
Blissed Out: Creamy light nude
Dim the Lights: Creamy warm dark chocolate

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Tinted Lip Conditioner, $14.50
Close for Comfort: Pinkish brown
Feelin’ Good: Light neutral beige

mac+warm+and+cozy+mineralize+all+over+lotion MAC Warm & Cozy
Mineralize All-Over Lotion, $29.50
Gentle, non-sensitizing, and rich, this face & body moisturizing lotion is free of fragrance and color so it can be paired with pigments and oils to achieve a myriad of effects. It utilizes MAC Charged Water to boost the delivery of moisturizing ingredients using the “vibration” of the gemstone, Diamond.

mac+warm+and+cozy+care+blends+essential+oils MAC Warm & Cozy
Care Blends Essential Oils, $19.50
Infused with natural properties derived from plants, Care Blends Ess ential Oils are gentle
and healing on the skin. They leave the skin feeling energized and moisturized with a healthy
glow. These unique oils can be used alone, under makeup, mixed into skin treatment or mixed into makeup to increase emolliency and comfort, sheer down or increase playtime of a product
as desired.
Sweet Orange + Lavender
Grapefruit + Chamomile

Available in North America on December 26, 2009 at all MAC locations and maccosmetics.com. Available internationally in January 2010.

MAC Love Lace

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mac+love+lace MAC Love LaceEvery couturier has forever had a fascination with the mysterious and alluring qualities of Lace.

From Evita to Marlene Dietrich to some of the best-dressed of our red-carpet modern screen stars, it’s a long love affair.

This salon-intimate collection is all about a dramatic, intense, smoky eye, with shadows that flash frosty grey to deep blue.

Kohl Power is brought back for a limited time in favorite shades plus a new blackened marine blue. And naturally, 44 Lash adds the depth and desire. Lips stay pleasingly pale and Nail Lacquer in Light Affair adds a hint of danger.

If ever there was a moment to do away with the winter doldrums and add some instant intrigue, this is it.

mac+love+lace+lipstick MAC Love Lace
Lipstick, $14
Pretty Please: Pale pink pearl (Lustre)
Intricate: Frosted cool icy taupe (Frost)

mac+love+lace+lipglass MAC Love Lace
Lipglass, $14
Icescape: Sheer pale pink with pink pearl (Frost)
Utterly Discrete: Sheer frosted cool icy mauve (Frost)

mac+love+lace+eye+shadow MAC Love Lace
Eye Shadow, $14.50
Pincurl Dusty: White (Frost)
Hypnotizing: Frosted greyed mauve (Frost)
Love Lace: Frosted mid-tone grey-ish blue (Veluxe Pearl)
Suave Intentions: Light frosted silver blue (Veluxe Pearl)

mac+love+lace+eye+kohl+liner MAC Love Lace
Kohl Power, $14.50
Sense of Style: Blackened deep marine blue
Raven: Intense red with black pearl
Feline: Rich black (I’ve heard that this is THE black eyeliner and a must-have)

Eye Kohl, $14.50
Fascinating: Intense matte white

mac+love+lace+zoom+lash+mascara MAC Love Lace
Zoom Lash Mascara, $13
Zoomblack: Rich black

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Eyebrow Pencil, $15
Stud: Deep Rich blackened brown

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Lash, $13
44 Lash: Unique combination of separate bundles at inner corners and dramatic winged out corner

mac+love+lace+nail+lacquer MAC Love Lace
Nail Lacquer, $12
Night Affair: Creamy pale grey taupe

Available in North America on December 26, 2009 at all MAC locations and maccosmetics.com. Available internationally in January 2010.

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