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

Shopbop Sale: Take Extra 25% Off


  Take an extra 25% off select sale items at Shopbop.com until Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 11:59 PST. Enter code 25EXTRA at checkout. You're CONTINUE READING

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

Lipgloss

Charmed, I’m Sure

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Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Elle Bag Charm features an elle Yves Saint Laurent solid perfume (woody and floral notes – Peony, Pink Berries, and Patchouli) and a fuchsia pearly lip gloss. This multitasking accessory adds instant glamour to a bag or a belt, and is perfect for gals on the go.

Available at Bloomingdale’s and Neiman Marcus.

My New Fave Lipgloss: Reflection is Perfection

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youngbloodlipgloss My New Fave Lipgloss: Reflection is Perfection
Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics describes their Reflection Lipgloss as clear and glassy, with a hint of shimmer. But don’t believe them. It’s so much more than that.

It’s more like a white-gold pearlescent shimmer shine that takes your lip look to the next level. Wear it on bare lips, or over your favorite lip color to kick it up a notch.

youngbloodlips My New Fave Lipgloss: Reflection is PerfectionCheck out my pout (pictured, left). I’m wearing Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Lipstick in Cuvee (shimmer w/ a hint of pink and brown), with Lipgloss in Reflection layered on top.

Perfect Calligraphy And Magical Lip Gloss

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calligraphy Perfect Calligraphy And Magical Lip GlossI have both excellent penmanship and a penchant for liquid eyeliner. Which is why I was so enthused to receive a package from Hourglass – containing their new Calligraphy Liquid Eye Liner.

The pen is easy to hold and control – which results in a precise, professional-looking line. And the water- and smudge-proof formula dries quickly to prevent streaks and smears. I’m not exaggerating, ladies…once applied, this liner ain’t going nowhere. But for all its staying power, it easily washes off with a few swipes of makeup remover.

Though you might instinctively reach for Cognac (dark brown) or Ebony (black), I dare you to toss Indigo (deep navy blue) into your basket. At first glance, it looks black – but you’ll know the difference when you see how it makes your eyes POP.

Check out my pretty scribbles…

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lipgloss Perfect Calligraphy And Magical Lip GlossAnd while we’re on the topic of Hourglass, I had to share my experience with their Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss. I was testing the shade, Origami, while my husband and I were watching TV the other day. After haphazardly slicking the creamy gloss on my bottom lip, Graham looked at me and said, “Wow. That looks really nice.” Huh? I’ve never received an unsolicited lip color compliment from him. Neva eva. And at the time of said compliment, I was only wearing the gloss on one lip! This stuff is magic.

Hourglass cosmetics are available at Sephora.

Juicy Tubes World Tour: Shades and Sketches

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juicy Juicy Tubes World Tour: Shades and Sketches
Last week, I encouraged you all to jump on board The Juicy Tubes World Tour – nine new lip glosses, each decorated with an illustration by uber-hot designer Christopher Kane.

The shades, names and flavors were born from Kane’s fashion travels. From Rio, where, according to Kane, “the girls have an incredible kind of beauty,” to Paris, “the fashion capital of the world,” to New York, where “girls are groomed, sophisticated and so well dressed,” each gloss captures the excitement of the globe’s hottest cities.

I just received some close-ups of the sketches, and couldn’t wait to share them with you…

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Juicy Tubes World Tour – No Passport Required

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kane juicytubes Juicy Tubes World Tour – No Passport Required
This month, Lancôme unveils its highly anticipated collaboration with British designer Christopher Kane – nine new lip glosses known as The Juicy Tubes World Tour. The limited edition lipcolors were created to compliment Kane’s Spring 2008 collection, and each tube is ‘dressed’ in a Christopher Kane design.

The shades, names, and flavors were inspired by the designer’s wanderlust; each captures the excitement and essence of the world’s hottest fashion capitols.

“I have always loved the way a Juicy Tube can transform a lip with its patent texture and appearance” Kane says. “It plumps the lip to perfection.”

Juicy Tubes in Copacabana Coffee, Fifth Avenue Frosting, Grand Cafe Creme Brulee, Moulin Rose, Paris Bubbly, Peach Mochi, Red Hot New York, Rio Mango, and Tokyo Plum Blossom are available at Sephora.

Here Comes The Bridal Kit – New From Bobbi Brown

Posted on by daneen in Bridal, Eye Liner, Eye Shadow, Lipgloss, Makeup Brush, Makeup Case, Mascara | 2 Comments

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Every year an average of 2.4 million weddings are performed in the United States. And June is the most popular month for marriages – accounting for 10.8% of weddings.

March may seem somewhat early to start thinking about wedding season. But, trust me – many June brides are already at their wits’ end, trying to decide on a makeup look that will be immortalized in their wedding photos and videos.

Last year at this time, I was preparing for my own nuptials – so I remember what an exciting, yet physically/mentally/emotionally taxing time it can be; I clearly recall agonizing over the makeup I would wear on my wedding day.

bridalkit Here Comes The Bridal Kit   New From Bobbi Brown
This Spring, Bobbi Brown, the bridal beauty authority, has done the hard work and assembled her wedding day must-haves in a new Bridal Kit. Exclusively designed with brides and their bridal parties in mind, the Bridal Kit contains special occasion essentials that flatter all complexions. The sleek white case includes: Ivory Eye Shadow, Black Ink Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, Black No Smudge Mascara, Pink Sugar Shimmer Lip Gloss and a Short Handle Ultra Fine Eye Liner Brush.

daneen Here Comes The Bridal Kit   New From Bobbi BrownWith the exception of the eye shadow, I own all of these products – and would highly recommend them to future brides. I’m speaking from experience, as I used a few Bobbi Brown products on my wedding day. Plus, if you were to purchase these products separately, it would cost you more than $100 (not including the cosmetic case) – but the Bridal Kit only costs $75.

Click here for a video of Bobbi’s Tips and How-To’s for Brides.

Kiss MS Goodbye With theBalm Lipgloss

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March 10th-17th is National Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Week – and to support the efforts of the NYC Chapter of the National MS society, theBalm has created a limited edition KISS MS GOODBYE version of their best-selling “Girly Girl” BalmShelter Gloss.

During the month of March, theBalm will donate 25% of proceeds from the sale of this shade – a wearable coral hue infused with SPF 17 and a delicious strawberry banana scent – to the cause. The New York City Chapter of the National MS Society helps the thousands of New Yorkers impacted by MS to move their lives forward they provide comprehensive support services and educational programs to people with MS, their family and friends, and raise funds locally to support the National MS Society’s research initiatives.

Click here to Kiss MS Goodbye…because doing good is oh so pretty.

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