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NARS Summer 2009 Collection

“The look for the Summer 2009 collection is sophisticated, but colorful,” says Francois Nars, founder and creative director of NARS cosmetics. That translates to glowing, sun-kissed skin, shimmering peachy-hued lips and high-drama eyes in deep, shimmering tones of metallic-flecked topaz or sparkling azure.

Whether your vision of perfect summer conjures up images of Morocco’s kaleidoscopic bazaars, the pristine Art Deco structures of Ocean Drive or the endless white sand beaches and cerulean waters of a Caribbean island, this season’s vivid yet versatile color palette is the perfect complement.

Tropic Single Eyeshadow, $22
For the latest eye shadow, there was only one blue François Nars had in mind. “The tropics are always inspiring for me,” says Nars. This lush, silver-flecked teal is a precise image of the ocean’s reflective, rolling waves.

Scorching Sun Duo Eyeshadow, $32
The glazed apricot and radiant orange duo, is designed “to imitate the effect of the burning sun,” according to Nars. The sun-drenched colors allow for surprising wearability. The pair can be blended together to form a rich, burnt orange, or worn in tandem.

Irresistiblement Bronzing Powder, $30
Nothing evokes the feeling of summertime quite like bronzed skin. The newest shade, a rich golden terracotta, offers a flattering faux glow when dusted across the areas of the face where the actual sun would hit.

Falbala Lipstick, $24
On the lips, this high-shine bronzy rose lipstick has a sweet, insouciant quality about it.

Outsider Lipstick, $24
This is definitely not your grandmother’s coral. This deeper, glistening variety is a modern take on a time-honored classic.

Belize Lip Gloss, $24
The pale pink mauve sprinkled with specks of gold simulates the color of a Central American sunset and gives nude lips a sultry boost.

Tonga Lipliner Pencil, $20
A creamy, long-wearing lip pencil in a shade of pink amber plays dual roles. Use it traditionally, to outline lips and prevent lipstick from feathering; or color the entire lip with the moisture-rich pencil.

Adelita Nail Polish, $16
This shimmering pearlescent shade of pink, is simultaneously sweet and saucy, the ideal embodiment of feminine strength.

The Summer 2009 collection is currently available at

This Fall, Victoria’s Secret Will Be Fierce, Fabulous and Flawless

Project Runway’s fourth season winner, Christian Siriano, has partnered with Victoria’s Secret to produce a limited-edition collection of makeup, slated for release in late summer.

The line, inspired by his Fall 2009 collection, includes: a black kajal eyeliner ($12), a bronzer/highlighter trio ($24), three neutral lipglosses ($14), five eye shadows ($14), a face brush ($32) and ruffled cosmetic bag ($16).

One of the eye shadows, a black pigment with flecks of gold, is called ‘Gilded Fierce.’ Come Fall, I’m all about that shade – even if it makes me look a hot tranny mess.

Mark your calendars…the Christian Siriano for VS Makeup collection hits stores in August 2009.


So Glad I Could Help!

Today, Sarah G wrote, thanking me for posting about my J. Crew outlet find. Sarah writes:

Hi Daneen! I just wanted to say thank you so, so much for posting about the steal you got on that adorable little J Crew number! I live in Portland, OR, so I wasn’t sure if the inventory or sales would be the same, but I had to check. So I jumped in my car and drove the hour to the good outlet mall and lo and behold… they had it! And it was 30% off! They had it in black, navy and aqua blue. I got both black and aqua. The aqua will make a gorge cover up come swim season! Thank you again for posting… You totally made my day!!!

So glad I could help, Sarah!

Total Beauty Weekend Web Tour

Meilily brings you Beauty Tips: How to Look as Fantastic as Cindy Crawford in the Latest Allure Photo Spread, with Meilily’s top tips for looking healthy, strong, and beautiful.

The ladies of LA Pretty are massaging their derrierès with diamonds thanks to La Mer. Get all the details on this luxurious new product!

The Informed Makeup Maven looks at the Mascara Wars, Tarte and Stila’s Primer and talks her fave lipglosses and blushes. IMM wants to know your must have blush for a chance to win a “Yes” to Carrots body scrub.

The Makeup Divas are giving away some MAC Sugarsweet products! So head on over and ENTER today!

Beauty Anonymous reviews Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Powder Foundation SPF 20 PA++.

Beauty Junkies Unite recaps Queen Latifah’s birthday party and shares makeup artist Sam Fine’s tips to recreate Queen’s beautiful birthday look!

The Shades Of U is holding an Easter GIVEAWAY Contest with MAC items as prizes! Enter to win!

Check out eye4style‘s favorite new ” Dove Go Fresh Burst Body Wash!

Erin of Scandalous Beauty presents a detailed guide to MAC foundations and concealers with no sugar coating or additives!

It’s Finest Hour Week at Beauty Blogging Junkie! Click here to find out what hair and makeup products Amber recommends for promtastic gorge-osity.

Alison Blackman aka. “Advice Sister Alison” shows you how to make a ballet bun in just a few, easy steps!

Frappelattes features four patchouli perfumes – a Spring fragrance guide for all patchouli fragrance lovers out there!

Fabulous Over Forty shares what her Beauty on a Budget is this week, and it’s a lot to choose from!

Jamie of Girl-Woman-Beauty-Brains-Blog cancelled her hair salon appointment and experimented with at-home color. Discover whether the money saved was worth it.

Boutique Flair‘s fab finds will help you achieve the smoky blue eye and nude lips look of spring 2009!

Butterflydiary gives away three pairs of tickets to the Hard Rock Cafe Clearsil Dance Battle Finale in NYC on April 7th! Plus you get to win Pimple Blocker Pens too.

Glossypink finds a foundation that will last through your Bikram yoga class!

The girls over at Beauty in Real Life got a chance to interview Cheri Keating from Head and Shoulders. Check it out here. And while you are there don’t forget to enter their giveaway to win a home Galvanic Spa!!

GIVEAWAY ALERT! Beauty Blvd. is giving away Spa Packettes so hurry and enter to win.

Monique at Beauty Girl Musings reviews a new tropical fragrance from Michael Kors and is surprised that she actually likes it — read about it here!

Beauty411 is daydreaming of the fabulous French Riviera with the new Chanel Cote d’Azur Summer Makeup Collection.

Roop Café compares Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara versus Maybelline Colossal Volume Express Mascara in the search for the most lengthening yet volumizing drugstore mascara!

Read about Lipgloss Break‘s Travel Packing List for India. Read up on all the travel necessities I brought with me to India!

beautymix Discovers Kiehl’s Essential Oils fun fragrances for Spring!

This week, Spoiled Pretty is hosting two fabulous contests. Enter to win Rodial Glam Balm Wipes. And don’t miss the Oscar Blandi giveaway – one winner will receive Oscar’s new Pronto Wet Instant Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner!

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Love Lucky Magazine

I have issues. Too many issues. Magazine issues, that is. I collect magazines like Angelina acquires orphans, so anytime I see a glossy new fashion mag on the newsstand, it’s coming home with me.

On my lunch break, I picked up the May issue of Lucky – one of my favorites. Lucky has fab content, but what I love the most is the nifty stickers…so that I can tag the items I wanna blow my cash on later.

I’m also a big fan of Lucky’s informative and snarkaliciously entertaining blog, The Beauty Department.

Check it out and bookmark it!

Total Beauty Weekend Web Tour

Viva Woman tells you 10 things to avoid when cleansing your face.

Beauty Secrets Revealed tells you about Morning Banana Diet- Japanese Way Of Losing Weight.

The Informed Makeup Maven talks green washing and cosmetics and wants you to peek inside her spring makeup bag. Don’t forget to check out her giveaway this fortnight, Rimmel recover foundation and Suki UV blotting papers!

Beauty Anonymous brings you
YSL Summer 2009 Limited-edition Collection.

LA Pretty‘s fave new skin cream is making their skin brighter, clearer, and protecting their Pretty faces from the LA sun. And did we mention it’s affordable? Find out what it is here!

Frappelattes has pictures of Nicole Richie with baby bump #2! Plus, discover where you can find all-natural pregnancy products to make this pregnancy a beautiful one.

This week Average Metro Joe covers an exclusive laser treatment for hair loss that is completely safe for men and women with troublesome hair loss.

Visit The Beauty Couch to read a review of Maybelline’s Lash Stiletto and to enter a drawing to win one for yourself!

The Anti Hair Slave shows you how the Instyler really works. Watch the video review to check it out on a REAL person and also learn a couple tips and tricks for super sleek hair.

Check out one of the coolest nail polish innovations Beauty Junkies Unite has seen in a long time! Incoco Dry Nail Applique kits are a hit!

Daily Dose of Coffee tries out the new Jonathan Product Dirt offering: Spray Dirt. Is it worth the hefty price tag?

Are you a Bare Escentuals or mineral makeup fan? Beauty411 tries out the new Bare Escentuals Buxom Lash Mascara!

See what Fabulous Over Forty uses for her daily and weekly skincare regimen.

Girl-Woman-Beauty-Brains-Blog is holding a Manic Monday/April Fool’s giveaway. Enter to win a Spa Sensuals set. BUT since the giveaway ends on April Fool’s Day, Jamie and Beckie are throwing in the kitchen sink of beauty products as well. Don’t be fooled. Enter now!

Boutique Flair is one of the first to test some mineral makeup and natural skin care products from the newly launched PRIIA Cosmetics!

eye4style loves the off-kilter luxury of Strange Invisible Perfumes. Check out her review of the three newest scents in the line!

More Than a Pretty Face reminds everyone that the 40% off introductory offer on Daniel Chinchilla Cosmetics line ends March 31. Take advantage of the offer now!

More Than a Pretty Face has a new giveaway: win one of two scented candles from Delirium & Co!

Indian Girl has just the lipstick for lip gloss lovers! Also, get all your concealer questions answered by pros at Three Custom Color Specialists! Send in your questions today!

The girls over at Beauty in Real Life are having another giveaway. Click here to enter to win a Galvanic Spa II kit, valued over $350!!!

Glossypink tells you how to get Nicole Richie’s Blackbook Magazine makeup look!

The Makeup Divas reviews a few products from the new Avon Celestial 2009 Spring Collection.

The Advice Sisters‘ Alison Blackman loves Josie Maran’s Tinted Moisturizer. Read the review to find out why!

Get The Look: Katie Holmes New Long Hair-by Talking Makeup!

Enter Lipgloss Break‘s Kitten Vixen Lipgloss Giveaway!

Hot Beauty Health loves Korres new Eco-Friendly Face Primer. Read to find out why!

Have you been looking for ? RN Guide to Skin Care found an almost identical item for a fraction of the cost.

Suzanne at Mineral Makeup Reviews reviews Mineral Hygiencis a bismuth free mineral makeup with incredible staying power.

The Beauty Blog is offering a free special report 12 ways to save money on your favorite beauty products when you sign up for The Beauty Insider, a free monthly beauty newsletter from four top rated beauty sites.

This week, Spoiled Pretty is giving away the new June Jacobs Vanda Orchid Collection: four products (shower gel, body balm, mist, and dry oil body spray) to keep the skin hydrated, glowing and beautiful.

Beauty Blogging Junkie shares the deets on the new Dial AntiOxidant Body Wash with Cranberry and AntiOxidant Pearls. You’ll never guess what it reminds her of. Find out here.

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