If You Have Hair, The Wet Brush is a Must Have


For years, I have used an oversized wide-tooth comb to detangle my notoriously impossible to detangle post-shampoo hair. The amount of hair that would get caught in the teeth was somewhat alarming. But I chalked it up to the fact that I only wash my hair once a week - so maybe the hair loss really wasn't all that CONTINUE READING

Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream Review


You know how awesome BB creams are for your face? Well, the geniuses at Jergens have harnessed the power of BB and infused it into a lotion for your body. Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream promises flawless-looking skin with 5 visible benefits in just 5 days.  But does it deliver? Watch the video to find out...   Disclosure: This post was CONTINUE READING

Laura Mercier Sale at Gilt.com


As a huge fan of Laura Mercier (I swear by the foundation primer and tinted moisturizer), I was so excited to see that Gilt.com has a nice assortment of beauty products currently on sale. There's everything from sophisticated nail polish colors and soft mineral blush to lip glaze palettes and pencil sets to create an alluring smoky eye. Oh, and CONTINUE READING

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Cover April Issue of Vogue


Welp, folks, it looks like Kanye finally wore Anna Wintour down and got his baby mama a coveted Vogue cover. So the rumors were true. There was buzz a few months back that Kim would cover the fashion bible, but then everyone assumed it would be a foreign Vogue - given Anna's alleged aversion to all things Kardashian. I CONTINUE READING

10 Beauty Products to Get You Through the Flu


Hey Guys! As you all know the weather lately has been terrible and most of us have been getting all kinds of horrible colds and the flu, as a result. This is very personal for me because I work in retail and it seems like I get one disease after the other with all of my customers constantly sneezing CONTINUE READING

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Beauty Bloggerati Spotlight

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6 drugstore beauty products worth your money – A Mom In Red High Heels

Julia gets big props from Essence Magazine – All About The Pretty

chinatown+lipstick+queen Beauty Bloggerati SpotlightAmber’s latest lip product find has me wanting to pencil in a visit to lipstickqueen.com – Beauty Blogging Junkie

MAC’s latest collection draws inspiration from art – Beyond Beauty Basics

Blunt bangs never looked so good – Hair Thursday

Back to school budget beauty buys – Makeover Momma

From the look of Karen’s swatches, Essie nailed it for fall – Makeup And Beauty Blog

This fall, Bobbi Brown is taking us to beauty school – Makeup Bag

Does your eye have wanderlust? Put it on lockdown. – Makeup Geek

40% off Tarte Cosmetics – Product Girl

MAC fades to black this fall – Pursebuzz

Play around with Estee Lauder – Talking Makeup

Win a Brazilian hair treatment – The Jet Set Girls

The ins and outs of ear candling – These Lips Are Made For Glossin’

The Beauty Girls Weekend Read

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lena+horne+photo The Beauty Girls Weekend ReadListen up, Twilight fans. Daneen from Spoiled Pretty has the 411 on the soon-to-be-released Twilight Beauty makeup collections. Click here to peep photos of the palettes, lip gloss and mascara from the Luna and Volturi lines!

Amber from Beauty Blogging Junkie kicked off the week leading up to the Mad Men season 3 premiere with a Sixties Cinema Scenes series. Click here to read about products inspired by various Sixties movies.

Teri from Beautiful Makeup Search finally discovered the ultimate beauty tool in the Beautyblender. She says it will change the way you put on your face.

CHANEL has a new skincare line and Erika from Makeup Bag has all the deets.

I’ts been such a long week that Marina’s hair is taking shots. Visit makeup loves me for the details of this new in-salon beauty treatment.

Lianne from The Makeup Girl has all the details on YSL’s new fall makeup collection, Elegant Mysterious & Sensual. Click here to take a peek.

All About The Pretty has a sneak peek of L’Occitane’s holiday line. Click here to check it out!

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Christian Siriano Makeup Collection For Victoria’s Secret

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christian siriano for victorias secret Christian Siriano Makeup Collection For Victorias Secret

Fashion phenom Christian Siriano makes his beauty debut with a limited edition makeup collection for Victoria’s Secret. The line, inspired by his Fall 2009 collection, includes: a black kajal eyeliner ($12), a bronzer/highlighter trio ($16), three neutral lipglosses ($12), five eye shadows ($12), a face brush ($18) and ruffled cosmetic bag ($12).

Dolce & Gabbana The Make Up: Fall Romantic Collection and Holiday Golden Beams Collection

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Scarlett+Johansson+Dolce+Gabbana Dolce & Gabbana The Make Up: Fall Romantic Collection and Holiday Golden Beams CollectionIntroducing the Romantic Collection for Fall 2009 and the Golden Beams Collection for Holiday 2009: two new collections showcasing new colors, new attitude and new direction. Inspired by Dolce & Gabbana’s gravitation toward surrealism, each palette embraces a bold insouciance and a sexy spontaneity that challenges the archetypal face of beauty with the revolutionary Dolce & Gabbana aesthetic.

The Romantic Collection, Fall 2009
Legendary make-up artist Pat McGrath collaborates closely with Dolce & Gabbana to create the beauty look with select Make Up classics paired with brilliant new shades. Explicit and ethereal pinks are imbued with light; deep neutrals are refined and distinctive. The look lends an air of romance and a sense of intimacy with lucid washes of pure colour and sensuality. A truly feminine aura that’s both suggestive and assertive; the look is exuberant with weightless layering of tone against tone pinks, that coalesce in a seamless elegance that is at once fresh and cool. Moist, voluptuous lips beckon and seduce – soft-sculpted and defined with Soft, a new shade of the classic lipstick and the lipliner. The same hue adds sophistication to nails, through the new Soft shade of the nail lacquer. Eyes are delicate, yet smoldering with the eyeshadow duo in Rose, enhanced with the mascara in Black. Cheeks appear lightly flushed with the blush in new Delight.

The Romantic Collection is intimate yet ephemeral with a glaze of pinks dissolving into a rush of strong femininity “The Rose palette brings the collection to a new level; Dolce & Gabbana wanted to take risks with color, texture, mood – and at the same time capture the essence of each element,” says Pat McGrath. “While the focus is on the eyes – very sexy, very daring – the soft voluptuous lips add an intensity that’s erotic. The rose look is very romantic, almost ethereal – yet very sophisticated.”

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Dolce+and+Gabbana+the lip gloss ULTRA SHINE LIPGLOSS in BABY Dolce & Gabbana The Make Up: Fall Romantic Collection and Holiday Golden Beams CollectionClassic Cream Lipstick in Soft 65 ($30)
Shine Lipstick in Naked 60 ($30)
Shine Lipstick in Drama 90 ($30)
Precision Lipliner in Soft 6 ($30)
Ultra Shine Lipgloss in Baby 75 ($29)
Smooth Eye Colour Duo in Rose 90 ($36)
Smooth Eye Colour Quad in Dazzling 160 ($59)
Volumized Lashes in Black 1 ($28)
Crayon Intense in Platinum 6 ($29)
Luminous Cheek Colour in Delight 35 ($44)
Perfect Finish Powder Foundation in Creamy 80 ($59)
Intense Nail Lacquer in Soft 205 ($20)
Intense Nail Laquer in Pink 100 ($20)

Dolce & Gabbana The Romantic Collection will be on counter September 2009 at select Saks Fifth Avenue stores and saks.com.

The Golden Beams Collection, Holiday 2009
The Golden Beams Collection for Holiday 2009 captures the precious singularity of golden tones with a rare depth and an unexpected eroticism, celebrating three ultra femme variations on golden translucence, anchored by the drama and depth of surreal fantasy. Dolce & Gabbana use captivating contrasts to take beauty to a new level of decadence.

A seductive shimmer informs a play of matte neutrals and golds to create a complete face of beauty for the Holiday season that is polished and luxurious. The look showcases precious yellow, white and rose gold shades to create provocative, atonal precision.

The eyes are intense, illuminated with a warmth that appears to glow from within. A play of fine metallics lends an ephemeral shimmer and shine to a rich warm patina of matte brown with the new eyeshadow quad in Gold. Featuring the 3 golds gleam, the look is underscored by the mascara in Black while the eyeliner in Gold adds depth and definition. Cheeks are suffused with soft light with a new shade of the blush in Caramel. Bold red lips in Sparkling, a new shade of the shine lipstick, mirror the luminosity of the eyes with a creamy intensity. The nail laquer in Royal add a subtle sexy finish. “Golden Beams is full of drama, but it’s a discreet drama,” says Pat McGrath. “The play of opposites-the brown and golds, the matte and shine – is so key; the look is quite daring and evocative-yet also very ladylike, polished and elegant.”

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Dolce+and+Gabbana+the eye shadow SMOOTH EYE COLOUR QUAD in GOLDS Dolce & Gabbana The Make Up: Fall Romantic Collection and Holiday Golden Beams CollectionClassic Cream Lipstick in Fire 235 ($30)
Shine Lipstick in Sparkling 65 ($30)
Shine Lipstick in Gold 70 ($30)
Precision Lipliner in Fire 5 ($30)
Ultra Shine Lipgloss in Magic 145 ($29)
Smooth Eye Colour Quad in Golds 125 ($59)
Smooth Eye Colour Duo in Gold 130 ($36)
Volumized Lashes in Black 1 ($28)
Crayon Intense in Gold 3 ($29)
Luminous Cheek Colour in Caramel 25 ($44)
Glow Bronzing Powder in Natural 10 ($47)
Intense Nail Lacquer in Fire 125 ($20)
Intense Nail Lacquer in Royal 165 ($20)

Dolce & Gabbana The Romantic Collection will be on counter October 2009 at select Saks Fifth Avenue stores and saks.com.

The Beauty Girls Weekend Read

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elizabeth+taylor The Beauty Girls Weekend Read
Teri from Beautiful Makeup Search has a new favorite foundation that is making her skin appear flawless.

Julia from All About the Pretty tried to keep Leonor Greyl’s Huile de Magnolia Face & Body Oil a secret, but she had to tell.

Chanel Fall 2009 Venise Collection is making a splash and Erika from Makeup Bag has all the details.

Daneen from Spoiled Pretty is giving away love…love…love…love, Fancy Love – Jessica Simpson’s newest perfume. Enter for your chance to win!

Amber from Beauty Blogging Junkie learns that when it comes to mascara, violence IS sometimes the answer.

Marina from makeup loves me gets CalGel Nails at Sakura on the Upper East Side – and couldn’t be more thrilled with the result!

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Beauty Bloggerati Spotlight

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Beauty+Bloggerati+Spotlight Beauty Bloggerati SpotlightTammy from A Mom In Red High Heels has tips for extending your summer glow into fall.

Julia from All About The Pretty can’t stop smelling herself. Find out why!

Amber from Beauty Blogging Junkie just got the most FABULOUS career makeover. Click here to read all about her new jobby job.

What big eyes you have! Check out this Beyond Beauty Basics video to learn how to make the most of your peepers.

amy+adams Beauty Bloggerati SpotlightSarah from Hair Thursday has the deets on how to cop Amy Adams’ amber waves.

Want to know about Reese Witherspoon’s secret anti-aging secret? Well, Bailey from Makeover Momma wants to tell you all about it.

Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog found a product that helps you de-stress for less!

Chanel Dragon might just be my next nail polish purchase. Visit Makeup Bag for some persuasive pics.

Makeup Geek‘s eye makeup tutorial, inspired by a “beautiful sunset over ocean waters,” is a must-sea. Get it?

Product Girl‘s Carla has a new lip addiction.

Though it’s only August, Pursebuzz has the skinny on MAC’s holiday collection.

Marta from Talking Makeup has the secrets behind Madonna’s “Eye-Conic” look!

Check out these tips for a quick braid hairstyle. Thanks, Jet Set Girls!

OMG…Jimmy Choo is teaming up with H&M. These Lips Are Made For Glossin’ has the partnership particulars.

Whatever Happened To Ultima II?

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ultima+II+glowtion Whatever Happened To Ultima II?

I might be showing my age with this question…but can I ask, whatever happened to Ultima II? Back in the day, that shiz was my jam. Ultima II was one of my first forays into prestige makeup and I was obsessed. I had this one brown matte lipstick (hey, it was the mid-nineties) that I wore down to a nub. And don’t get me started on their Glowtion Skin Brightening Moisturizer.

And when the line popped up at my local CVS, I thought I had died and gone to heaven. Then it died.

ultima+II+lipstick Whatever Happened To Ultima II?

A recent Google search turned up a ton of online retailers still hocking Ultima II cosmetics…which leaves me wondering if Revlon is still secretly producing these products, or if the online stores are selling old stock.

Ah, Ultima II…thanks for the memories.



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