Accidentally leave some friend/cousin/co-worker off of your list, and now you’ve got to promptly stuff some stockings? Tarte’s We Wish You Health Skinvigorating Gift Set is a sure bet. The kit contains:
Mini Clean Slate Face Primer: the silicone-based formula is packed with avocado oil to moisturize and echinacea, rosemary & hibiscus oils to soothe. Just a pea-sized amount of our new clean slate foundation primer smoothed onto clean skin is enough to provide the fresh start you deserve. Note: because of the silicone, I wouldn’t recommend those with oily skin.
Mini Lock & Roll Creaseless Eyeshadow Duo (shade – slate): this double-ended wand has a Vitamin E enriched cream on one end, and a finely milled crushed mica powder shadow on the other end. Apply in to simple steps: brush a sheer wash of the cream shadow on lids and wait about 10 seconds for it to dry. Then roll the matching loose shadow directly on top; the binding agents in the cream shadow will lock with the powder, creating a crease-free, budge-proof finish.
Mini Inside Out Vitamin-Infused Lipgloss powered by BORBA (new shade – serenity): the ultimate in double-duty beauty, this pomegranate-scented, moisturizing lip gloss works to soothe and hydrate lips, while Borba’s nutraceutical blend delivers powerful ingredients.
Mini Lights, Camera, Lashes! Mascara: whatever your lashes lack, this feather-light, 4-in-1 mascara finds a way to compensate. Rice bran and candelilla wax extend the length of lashes; synthetic film formers lock in curl; proVitamin B5 thickens lashes; and organic compounds coat and treat lashes to protect against breakage. This product, by itself, is reason enough to purchase the gift set – it gives you the look of perfect lashes, but without screaming “I‘m wearing mascara.”
The We Wish You Health Skinvigorating Gift Set is only $30 (a $50 value) and available at tartecosmetics.com and Sephora.
Recently, my friend Samara (who reps Max Factor) sent me a package in the mail. When I opened it, an overabundance of glosses came tumbling out. The fact sheet that accompanied the products revealed that they were from the new Maxalicious Gloss Collection – an assortment of lip glosses in naughty and nice shades, to satisfy every woman’s inner dueling divas.
A few of the tubes particularly caught my eye, and upon inspection, I noticed that they were the “naughty” colors. Go figure.
So this past week, I was scheduled to meet up with some friends for cocktails after work. I left the office late that evening, so when I got home, I didn’t have a lot of time to primp. I quickly changed into a less corporate ensemble and layered Girl’s Night Out (left) over my Nars Viridiana lipstick before hurrying out the door.
Upon meeting up with my friends, I was greeted by a barrage of questions about my lip gloss. Part of me wanted to own my naughtiness and keep the secret to myself. But the nice side won out – and no one could believe that it was Max Factor!
With 13 shades of Glitz and 12 shades of Glaze, there’s a lip gloss for both sides of you. And at only $6.50 a pop, you won’t feel naughty for adding another tube (or two, or three) to your lip gloss arsenal.
What’s the secret to Gwen Stefani’s red lip? Apparently, it takes three products to create her signature shade. Try MAC Lip Pencil in Cherry, MAC Pro Lip Mix in Crimson, and Guerlain KissKiss Lipstick in Exces de Rouge.
Spotted: B on the cover of January’s Lucky Magazine.
Inside, the 20-year-old dishes about music that gets her in the mood, east coast vs. west coast, and her style evolution. “I’m having so much fun, but I’m trying to keep my head together too, stylewise. There are so many young women out there dressing like young girls; I want to be more ladylike and classic,” Lively says.
Get the Gossip Girl’s gloss, Mark Glow Baby Glow Hook Up Lip Gloss in Pink Crush/Buttercream Brioche, at Avon.com.
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What if I told you that I’ve found the most gorgeous panties – except they’re meant to be worn on your lips? You’d probably call me crazy – but then, clearly, you haven’t heard about Diane Brill’s Panties In A Bunch!
Inspired by a little box of the yummiest bon bons, Diane Brill now offers their best-selling Lip Lingerie glosses in miniature versions.
Panties In A Bunch includes Diane Brill’s three most wanted tints (Frilly Thong, Sheer String, and Jeweled G-String) along with three limited-edition colors (Pearly Panty, Vinyl V-String, and Satin Hipster).
Adorably packaged in the prettiest pots, these fancy panties are one size fits all (handbags) – even the coziest clutch can easily hold all six shades. And though all of the glosses are universally flattering, Spoiled Pretty just knows that you’ll be slipping into Frilly Thong, left, over and over.
Packaged together, these mini versions of the full size glosses are tiny temptations perfect for the holidays! Click here to find out where you can get your Panties In A Bunch.
My first kiss of the week belonged to Dylan. But by Monday, I had my lips all over Chris. On Tuesday, I let Tyler steal a smooch before meeting up with Johnny for some serious lip action. Thursday was pretty busy, as I puckered up with Eric and David – at the same time! Today, I’m all about Forest, who gave me some sugar on my way to work.
Before your imagination starts running wild – allow me to explain. This post is a kiss and tell, but it’s not what you’re thinking. I am still very happily married, but my lips are having a love affair with Kissable Couture, a new lip gloss collection created by Keisha Nash-Whitaker and celebrity makeup artist AJ Crimson (whose clients include Fergie, Keyshia Cole, Christina Milian, Missy Elliot, and Alec Wek).
The fall collection, titled First Kiss, is comprised of seven shades; my favorite is Forest, a beautiful bordeaux, named after Keisha’s husband (the amazingly talented writer/director/and Academy Award-winning actor – yes, that Forest).
In the tube, some may find the ombre hues a bit daunting. But be not afraid – each gloss dresses lips in sumptuous color that is surprisingly wearable.
Kissable Couture is a must-have addition to every woman’s winter (makeup) wardrobe. And for only $22, everyone can afford to wear couture!
To dress your lips in luxury, visit kissablecouture.com.
When we get our hearts broken, emotions run the gamut. We heal ourselves through tears, fill our iPods with sad love songs, and use Häagen-Dazs as an analgesic. But when things are going bad, sometimes the best revenge is looking good.
Newly single gals can paint the town (and their nails) red with Orly’s Divorcée 6-Pix. The collection includes 50/50, Pawn the Ring, It’s Not Me, It’s You, One Night Stand, See Yah, and Take Him To The Cleaners.
Got a friend going through a breakup? Buy her Hard Candy’s Mix Tape in Breakup Mix. It takes a lot less effort than making a real one, and she’ll look cute to boot. The palette feature three eye shadows and three lip glosses, so you can create a mix of color to match your mood. All the shades are made to coordinate, so it’s impossible to come up with a bad combination.
Benefit’s dear john lustrous facial cream is like a ‘moisture magnet’ for your skin. Use day or night to moisturize and put lustre back into your complexion. Voted “best face cream” by Elle magazine in 2006.
MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil from Boscia is a miraculously different and extremely gentle way to deep cleanse, by breaking up all makeup, dissolving impurities and refreshing congested skin without leaving an oily residue.
Greetings from Spokane, Washington – where I am celebrating my first Thanksgiving away from home, with my hubby and in-laws. Thanksgiving is the ultimate celebration of family, friends, and food…and as a bonus, you get a day off from work, football is on TV three days early, and overindulgence is encouraged! Doesn’t it seem unfair that it only lasts one day?
The following products simulate the scents of the season, and will have you giving thanks well into the new year.
Indulge your feet and your senses with The Body Shop’s Cranberry Heatable Booties. To use, simply remove the cranberry-scented sachet and heat in the microwave for one minute.
Treat your lips to Philosophy’s Kiss Me Lip Trio. There’s a flavor for every kiss—Melting Chocolate Lip Shine for a decadent kiss, Cinnamon Buns Lip Shine for a sugary, sweet kiss, and Cranberry Lip Shine for a red, juicy kiss. Spread holiday cheer with these luscious high-gloss Lip Shines. Only at Sephora.
Korres Vanilla Cinnamon Moisturising Body Milk has an exceptionally light, powdery texture that goes on matte, and keeps you fresh and soft, all day.
The Pumpkin Classic Candle from Paddywax shows its bounty with scents of fresh carrot, spicy pumpkin and vanilla bean.
Face the world with rose-colored glosses. Here are a few Spoiled Pretty favorites:
Bourjois Effet 3D High Shine Lip Gloss in Rose Angelic
Cargo Lip Duo in Chattanooga
Carol’s Daughter Candy Paint Lip Gloss in Grown and Sexy
Clinique Full Potential Lips Plump and Shine in Sugarplump
Kiehl’s Lip Gloss in Goldenberry
Shu Uemura Sweet Lip Gloss in Rose Candy
Stila Lip Glaze in Guava
TheBalm Plump Your Pucker Tinted Gloss in Water My Melon
News flash…Heidi Klum is very sexy. Last month, her first signature makeup collection for Victoria’s Secret launched nationwide. Klum worked with VS makeup artist Linda Hay to create the limited-edition, must-have makeup so women can achieve her coveted runway and red carpet looks. Featuring eye-catching shimmer and a fresh neutral color palette, the Heidi Klum Collection for Very Sexy Makeup is perfectly timed and on-trend for sexy holiday party makeup looks.
The collection features:
Glitter Eye Liner in Bang ($12): a bronzy glitter liquid liner that can be worn alone or layered over black liner for a sexy “bang!”
Lip Gloss in Hot Coco ($12): a pale nude-pink shade flavored with yummy chocolate – Heidi’s personal touch!
Mosaic Eye Shadow in Beautiful ($18): four beautiful neutral shades that can take you from day to night.
Perfect Lipstick in Heidi ($13): inspired by Heidi’s own natural lip color, the pink shade has a sparkly overcoat.
The Heidi Klum Very Sexy Makeup Collection is available at Victoria’s Secret stores nationwide and on their website.