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Balm Shelter Tinted Gloss SPF 17 in Uptown Girl

Balm Shelter Tinted Gloss SPF 17 in Uptown Girl has been a member of my makeup arsenal for a few months now. But while recently cleaning out my cosmetic case, I rediscovered this oldie but goodie.

Uptown Girl is a “shimmery golden pomegranate” with a strawberry banana flavor and scent. The long-wearing, non-sticky formula moisturizes and soothes with jojoba, while protecting your pucker from damaging UV.

Balm Shelter is also available in All-American Girl (clear), Daddy’s Girl (sheer berry pink), Dream Girl (sheer nude beige), Ghetto Girl (coppery pink shimmer), Girl Scout (shimmering nude beige), Girl Next Door (light pink shimmer), Girly Girl (coral shimmer), It Girl (beige mauve shimmer), Material Girl (sheer plum berry), Pin-Up Girl (sheer berry red), and Valley Girl (golden peach shimmer).

Available at Sephora and

Lancome Fall 2008: Maharani Jewels

Gorgeous goes global with Maharani Jewels. Lancôme’s latest color collection pays homage to India, where the beauty brand opened last year. Many of the makeup shades and creations seen floating down the catwalk recently were reminiscent of the country’s fascinating colors and intricate designs. From deeply colored spices, to the natural hues of the landscape, to vibrant pigments that color traditional Saris, to the gemstone-toned jewels that adorn the neck of a Maharani, or princess, each of these rich pieces highly influenced Lancôme’s fall palette.

La Base Pro

This amazing oil-free makeup base creates a smooth, radiant and long-lasting canvas for a more perfected makeup look. Exclusive Lancôme Elasto-Smooth™ technology refines skin’s texture and diffuses light to visibly reduce imperfections with a satin-soft finish. Makeup glides on seamlessly. Color stays more true and vibrant for a radiant, air-brushed look all day.
Suggested Retail Price: $42.00

Poudre Elephant Teint

This is the perfect product to achieve a gorgeous glow. In India, the elephant is one of the most revered symbols, denoting royalty, inner strength and nobility. Now this iconic symbol can be found embossed in the powder of this new limited-edition bronzer.
Suggested Retail Price: $36.50

Maharani Juicy Tubes

Inspired by the intricate motifs of Mehndi art, these Juicy Tubes are embellished with a golden design of scallop lines, dots, teardrops and paisley shapes.

Shades range from Mango Mystere to Guava Enchantment and Autumn Jasmine.
Suggested Retail Price: $18.00

Le Crayon Khôl Kajal

This ultra-soft khôl divinely glides across lids, lining them in exquisite deeply pigmented color. Natural jojoba oil and organic beeswax make application smooth and comfortable. For sultry eyes, evocative of a Bengal beauty, India Ink imbues an intense black for a captivating look. For softer, but equally sexy eyes, smoke out the rich brown hue of Amber Night or delicately apply the lustrous color of Smoky Henna.
Suggested Retail Price: $23.50

Maharani Color Design Eye Shadow Quads

The raw and natural tones found throughout India’s countryside are seen in the Lotus Splendor palette with its earthy brown, peach and copper eye shadows, while the Secrets of Benghal palette features soft pink, dusty mauve, eggplant and highlighting shadows. Paired with Le Crayon Khôl Kajal in India Ink, the combination of shadow and dark liner work in harmony to create a sultry, intense eye look.
Suggested Retail Price: $40.00

The Maharani Jewels collection is now available at, specialty stores, the five Lancôme boutiques and counters nationwide.

The Early Bird Catches The NARS Fall 2008 Collection!

Great news…

NARS’ Fall 2008 Collection will actually be available on two weeks early – starting next Tuesday, July 15th!

And here are some product shots, hot off the presses…

Beautiful Liar Lipstick: sheer spiced coral

Señorita Lipstick: sheer shimmering cherry blossom

Female Trouble Lip Gloss: lilac mauve

Fez Single Eyeshadow: velvety cocoa

Isolde Duo Eyeshadow: frosted ginger & shimmering copper

Cordura Duo Eyeshadow: shimmering warm rich brown & shimmering sooty dark brown

Dolce Vita Blush: dusty rose

Rebell Yell Nail Polish: dusty pomegranate

New From MAC: Electro Flash

Dagnabit, MAC. Don’t you know we’re not made of money? You keep churning out kick-ass collections. We remain broke, but beautiful. Thanks a lot.

Visa card, I’d like to introduce you to MAC Electro Flash. Electro Flash, meet my worn-out Visa card.

Short-circuit expectations. X-ray vision means you see ahead of the rest. Electricity is our most precious resource…everybody, electrified! Light up this world, and the next!

Electro Flash Mineralize Eye Shadow in nine new duos with unblinking courage, in convincing new combinations: tri-colorr shimmer minerals with marble shine – plus a monoshade on the other side. Add Lipglass and Lipstick finishes with quantum physics energy, in companion colors and electro-lustres.

Vanity’s Child: Sheer pale beige with pearl (Lustre)
Fast Thrill: Frosty clean mid-tone pink with pearl (Frost)
Mellow Mood: Glossy mid-tone dirty pink with pearl (Lustre)
Dangerously Hot: Creamy deep brown red (Amplified)

Frosty clear baby pink with multi-dimensional pearl (Frost)

Major Minor:
Frosty mid-tone beige with multi-dimensional pearl (Frost)

Sonic Vibe:
Frosty mid-tone pink with multi-dimensional pearl (Frost)

Li’ Hot Pepper:
Frosty burnt red with multi-dimensional pearl (Frost)

Mineralize Eye Shadow (Duo)
Play on Plums Mélange/Mono:
Peachy gold with pink and bronze veining/Bronzed burgundy mono

Sea & Sky Mélange/Mono:
Silvery pale blue with deep blue and silver veining/Bright blue mono

Hot Contrast Mélange/Mono:
Dirty red with silver and black veining/Black mono

Love Connection Mélange/Mono:
Pale beige with gold and blue veining/Warm gold mono

Two to Glow Mélange/Mono:
Dirty bronze with pink and orange veining/Orange mono

Odd Couple Mélange/Mono:
Warm gold with lavender and bronze veining/Purple mono

Polar Opposites Mélange/Mono: Dirty purple with silver, indigo and pink veining/True silver mono
Fresh Green Mix Mélange/Mono:
Golden olive with blue, gold and aqua veining/Lime mono

Pink Split Mélange/Mono:
Dirty rose with bronze and pale blue veining/Pink with gold pearl mono

227 Large Fluff: Large size paddle with fluffed double chiseled, rounded tip.

International (except Asia): July 2008 at all MAC locations and
Asia: August 2008 at all MAC locations and

In The Bag Summer Beauty Giveaway: Beach Bag

The weather forecast says 88 and sunny, not a cloud in the sky. After an exhaustive search, you’ve found the elusive “perfect” swimsuit. And you’ve picked out a trashy read, with no literary value whatsoever. So you’re ready for the beach, right? Wait. Not to burst your proverbial bubble, but you’re not all set yet.

A trip to the beach requires much more than a cute swimsuit. If you’re planning for a relaxing, idyllic day of surf and sand, you might want to put some serious thought into what you’ll pack in your bag. Because there’s nothing less relaxing than getting to the beach and realizing that you’ve left some important necessities at home.

To ensure that you’re pretty and prepared for your day at the beach, remember to bring along the following must-haves for your beach bag:

* Sunscreen: When selecting a sunscreen product, be sure to read the label before you buy. Experts recommend products with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15. The SPF number represents the level of protection against UVB rays provided by the sunscreen…a higher number means more protection. The two most common (and painful) sunscreen mistakes are using too little and waiting too long to reapply. About 1 ounce of sunscreen (a palmful) should be used to cover the arms, legs, neck and face of the average adult. For best results, most sunscreens must be reapplied at least every 2 hours and even more often if you are swimming or sweating. Products labeled “waterproof” may provide protection for at least 80 minutes even when you are swimming or sweating. Products that are “water resistant” may provide protection for only 40 minutes. And don’t forget your lips, especially if you’re a lipgloss fanatic like me. Many dermatologists say that slathering on glosses can increase your risk of developing skin cancer because shiny nature of the gloss could be making the sun’s UV rays hit harder. So if you’re going to grab for a gloss, make it one with at least SPF 15.

* Wide-brimmed hat: A hat with at least a 2- to 3-inch brim all around is ideal because it protects areas often exposed to the sun, such as the neck, ears, eyes, forehead, nose, and scalp. A baseball cap is also a good choice. A hat not only protects from the sun’s intense rays, it can also cover and tame wind-blown hair.

* Sunglasses: The ideal sunglasses don’t have to be expensive, but they should block 99% to 100% of UVA and UVB radiation. Check the label to be sure they do. Some labels may say, “UV absorption up to 400 nm.” This is the same as 100% UV absorption. Also, labels that say “Meets ANSI UV Requirements” mean the glasses block at least 99% of UV rays. Those labeled “cosmetic” block about 70% of the UV rays. If there is no label, don’t assume the sunglasses provide any protection. Large-framed and wraparound sunglasses are more likely to protect your eyes from light coming in from different angles.

Today is the final day of Spoiled Pretty’s In The Bag Summer Beauty Giveaway Week, and we’re giving away an Envirosax bag filled with treats!

Envirosax bags are lightweight, portable, waterproof, affordable, and stylish! With reinforced seams, each surprisingly large bag can hold at least 40 pounds, and the carrying handle is long enough to comfortably carry over your shoulder. The Flora line of Envirosax bags draws its inspiration from the colors and shapes of pristine Australian rainforests.

The winner’s bag will include:

Secret Flawless Antiperspirant/Deodorant: If you secretly crave strong wetness protection that smells fresh and has skin conditioners, your search is over. New Secret Flawless gives you everything you long for — all in one cutting-edge antiperspirant.

Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara: Lash Blast’s patented volume-boosting formula and patent-pending brush are designed to max-out each and every lash, leaving you with the ultimate big lash look.

Goody Mosaic Ouchless Purse Brush: The ultimate in snagless styling. This brush is smaller sized – perfect for travel or on the go styling.

Bath & Body Works Body Splash in Blushing Cherry Blossom: Cherry blossoms blended with lighthearted jasmine, rose juliette and crisp citrus capture the romantic first blush of spring. Other notes include mandarin, lush berries, fresh melon, musk, violet, and creamy Sandalwood. Contains naturally pampering aloe vera to leave skin conditioned.

Neutrogena MoistureShine Lip Soothers SPF 20 in Shine, Sheen, and Gleam: Provides instant, soothing relief on contact with beautiful high gloss shine and SPF 20. The unique hydragel formula contains conditioning botanicals and glycerin for intense moisturization. Carry this pocket-portable gloss with you for use whenever you want hydrated, beautiful lips.

Avon Skin-So-Soft Bug Guard: Don’t let bugs and sun spoil your outdoor fun this summer. Protect yourself from both the sun and certain insects with NEW Skin-So-Soft Bug Guard Plus IR3535 Expedition SPF 30. Using patented time-release technology, it creates an invisible barrier of protection to repel against mosquitoes, gnats, no-seeums, sand flies, and biting midges. certain insects. When applied properly, users are shielded with water-resistant SPF 30 sunscreen protection. Bug Guard Plus IR3535 Expedition SPF 30 is available in two versions – an unscented aerosol and a pump spray with a Gentle Breeze™ fragrance. The winner will receive both!

And because I’m feeling especially generous this week, four runners-up will receive an Envirosax Flora bag!

To enter, send an email to Be sure to include your full name. The subject line should read “Envirosax Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Saturday, July 5th. One winner and four runners-up will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Sunday, July 6th, I’ll announce the winners names. Please, only one entry per person; duplicate entries will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. & Canadian residents only.

And be sure to check out the other bag giveaways. You can enter all of the giveaways, but you can only win once. Good luck!

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