Because Shaving is the Pits: DERMAdoctor Gorilla Warfare Antiperspirant Giveaway!


My hair grows like a weed. Unfortunately, the hair of which I speak is not on my head. My legs and underarms give my razor a workout. If I shave in the morning, by afternoon, I've got stubble. And forget about skipping days...unless I want to look like Sasquatch. Getting rid of the hair is not only expensive (I CONTINUE READING

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: BlowPro Perfect Shower Cap


The shower and my chemically-straightened hair are frenemies. Every seventh day when I wash my hair, they get along great in a shampoo Shangri-la. But the rest of the week, I employ a shower cap to keep the steam from undoing the silky straightness. I have been wearing shower caps since I was a child, and I’ve tried them CONTINUE READING

Miss Oops is On Sale at HauteLook


I love Miss Oops fashion fixers and have been using them for years. If you wear clothes, you NEED to get acquainted with Miss Oops. All of those things that can and do go wrong with your wardrobe can be fixed by Miss Oops problem-solving products. Shirt revealing too much cleavage? Accidentally get a deodorant stain on your top? Are your CONTINUE READING

Get Catty With Wildfox Catfarer Sunglasses


I've been searching for some cat eye sunnies for forever. On a whim, I bought these Wildfox Catfarer Sunglasses from Shopbop - hoping that they wouldn't look too cartoonish. Even though I was afraid they'd be too large, I'm digging the oversized frames. They make a statement without overwhelming my face. And the cat eye shape is subtle, so it's not CONTINUE READING

Peep My Polish: Revlon Top Speed Nail Enamel in Superstitious


Now that I have two kids - and the youngest being 6 weeks old - I needed to get better acquainted with quick-dry nail polish options. I hardly have time to do anything, let alone a DIY - so I needed to find some lacquers that fit my new lifestyle. Yesterday, while going my grocery shopping, I picked up Revlon CONTINUE READING

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

Lipgloss

New York Fashion Week: Alice & Olivia, Spring 2010

Posted on by daneen in Blush, Eye Shadow, Fashion, Fashion Week, Hair Styling, Highlighter, Lipgloss, Lips, Lipstick, Shoes | Leave a comment

alice+and+olivia+spring+2010+rtw New York Fashion Week: Alice & Olivia, Spring 2010For the Alice + Olivia Spring 2010 presentation, MAC created two very different makeup looks. The first was a black super smoky eye, worn by The Plastiscines, who performed at the show.

The models, on the other hand, sported two different shades of pink shadow (Rosy Outlook and Perky) along with a white shade (Just So). Irridescent powder was applied to the cheekbones and the inner corner of the eye. Cream blush in So Sweet was blended onto the cheek, and the above pink shadows were blended together and layered on top. The brow shape was kept natural and kept in place with brow gel.

Angel Lipstick (Kim Kardashian‘s fave) was applied to lips, with Lipglass in Underage and English Accent on top. Silver dust was also mixed with moisturizer and applied to the entire body, for a ethereal glow.

Key Makeup Artist Nadine Luke emphasized that the look flatters a wide range of complexions, as evidenced by my backstage photos.

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“The hair for Alice + Olivia is a crossroads of edgy and girly,” said Frédéric Fekkai. “We created a look for funky, confident women.”

Andre Rodman, Lead Stylist for Fekkai added a fun, punky edginess to the s weet, girly looks at the Alice + Olivia show. To get the look Andre twirled crimped hair around a double barreled iron in a figure eight pattern. He then pulled the front piece to the side, smoothed it with Fekkai Coiff Magnifique Ultra-Light Finishing Crème and secured it neatly with jeweled pins. Finally, Andre set the style using Full Blown Volume Lifting Hairspray.

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Alice + Olivia for Payless shoes

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How darling are these labels?

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These boots were made for Payless…and that’s just where they’ll be.
One of these days these boots are gonna come on home with me.

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Impossibly chic booties – for cheap (also for Payless)!

 New York Fashion Week: Alice & Olivia, Spring 2010
Katty Besnard, lead singer of the Plastiscines (note the sooty black eyes)

#NYFW

Almost Fame-ous: Sephora Lip Glosses Inspired by Fame Re-make

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Sephora+Fame+Lip+Gloss Almost Fame ous: Sephora Lip Glosses Inspired by Fame Re makeI love me a dance movie – a la Dirty Dancing, Center Stage and Save The Last Dance*. I’ve even been known to willingly watch Honey, in its entirety, if the TV remote has gone into hiding and I’m too lazy to look for it. So I’m kind of keyed up for the upcoming Fame re-make (I am a child of the 80s, after all). But what I’m even more excited about is Sephora’s new Fame Brilliant Shine Lip Glosses.

As part of a partnership with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), Sephora introduces five limited-edition glosses, now available in stores and online. With your lips dressed in these lustrous, non-sticky, moisturizing glosses, people will see you and cry.

You’ve got big dreams?
You want fame?
Well, fame costs.
And Sephora is where you start paying…in Hamiltons (or two Lincolns, or ten Washingtons).

Glosses are available in five scene stealing shades: In The Spotlight, Raw Talent, Rising Star, Standing Ovation and Starring Role. Baby, remember these names…

Remember!
Remember!
Remember!
Remember!
Remember!
Remember!

*What’s your favorite dance movie?

mark Urban Neutrals Fall 2009 Flip For It

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mark introduces the new Urban Neutrals Fall 2009 Flip For It!

Get gorgeous on the go by carrying all your essentials in this surprisingly little case that includes the season’s perfect hues for lips, cheeks and eyes. The collection is filled with coordinating urban neutral tones with a twist, for a flirty, feminine look. Mix and match shades to your heart’s content and create a personalized look that is perfectly flattering on a range of skin tones.

The kit ($20) contains 2 Lip Color Shades, 2 Lip Gloss Shades, 2 Eye Shadow Shades and 1 Cheek Shade.

Recessionista’s Fabuless Pick of the Week: Black Opal Lip Liner-Lacquer Duo

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Black Opal Lip Liner-Lacquer Duo ($6.75) is a fabulous lip duo with a gorgeous lip gloss on one end and an automatic lip liner in the wand handle. Available in six shades: Bronze Shimmer, Cherry Blossom, Fudge Brownie, Golden Gleam, Love Drop, and Wild Violet.

Barbie Loves Stila Fall Collection

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barbie+loves+stilla+collection+fall+2009 Barbie Loves Stila Fall Collection

Inspired by looks created for the first ever Barbie runway show at Fall 2009 New York Fashion Week, the new Barbie™ Loves Stila fall collection has everything you need to get all dolled up. The collection will be available on the Stila Cosmetics site in September, and you can snatch up the ultra-glam Barbie™ Loves Stila Smudge Pot and Barbie™ Loves Stila Lip Glaze NOW on the Stila website, as a special preview.

Barbie™ Loves Stila All Doll’d Up Palette ($28): A must-have for any glam girl, this adorable refillable compact – decorated with a lenticular of the iconic Barbie stare contains four eye shadow trios (TWELVE eye shadow shades!) for endless looks and countless levels of glamour. Available at stilacosmetics.com, Ulta and Sephora.

Barbie™ Loves Stila Lip Enamel Trio ($32): This set of highly-pigmented mega-watt glosses is a true triple threat. The three wearable shades include Joy (red), Happiness (light pink) and Tickled Pink (the Barbie signature power pink exclusive to the Barbie Loves Stila Collection) and feature mood boosting rhodolea rosea and long lasting lip conditioning ingredients. Available at stilacosmetics.com, Ulta and Sephora.

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Barbie™ Loves Stila Lip Glaze ($22): Add dimension and shimmer to your lips with just a click of one of these iconic Lip Glaze pens. Choose from universally flattering Pale Pink, a Bright Pink or Red. Available exclusively at Sephora and stilacosmetics.com.

Barbie™ Loves Stila NEW Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner ($20): Created especially for the Barbie collection, this new marker-like pen glides on with precision and ease and won’t smudge or run. The intense carbon black color creates definition for day and drama for night. Available exclusively at Ulta and stilacosmetics.com.

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Barbie™ Loves Stila Smudge Pot ($20): Tucked inside jars emblazoned with Barbie’s sparkling stare, these ultra-rich shades of the cult favorite gel-based liner are the first versions to be infused with intense sparkle. Options include eye enhancing Cobalt Clutch (blue with blue shimmer), Purple Pumps (purple with pink shimmer) and the intense Little Black Dress (black with pink shimmer). Each is perfect for lining the eyes and as a stay-put smudge-proof shadow. Available at stilacosmetics.com, Ulta and Sephora.

Twilight Beauty Product Photos

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As previously reported, Twilight Beauty, a new cosmetics brand themed after the series of films, will launch two lines debuting this Fall: Luna Twilight and Volturi Twilight. The two lines will be available in conjunction with the release of the second film, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, which arrives in theaters on November 20, 2009.

Luna+Color+Pallette Twilight Beauty Product PhotosLuna Twilight reflects the mood and spirit of the saga’s iconic female characters, presenting a collection that creates a harmonious blend between soft, natural beauty and stunning, fierce splendor. Notable products from the Luna Twilight line include First Light Body and Face Glow for radiant illumination and Gleam Metallic Mascara for captivating lashes.

The crowning jewels of the Luna Twilight collection are found in the four Color Palettes ($28), designed to reflect the mood and spirit of the iconic female characters from the Twilight saga, bringing together a harmonious collection for lips, cheeks and eyes. Apply each lip and eye color separately or layer them both for a dimensional effect. Powder blush should be applied just behind the apples of the cheeks and blended along the cheekbone.

Luna+Pallette+Bella Twilight Beauty Product Photos

Bella: Soft and Subtle with nude shadows, warm nude blush, nude lipstick and the sheerest cherry red gloss

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Alice: Eclectic and Spunky with shimmering blue and silver shadows, rosy blush and sheer hot pink lips

Luna+Pallette+Rosalie Twilight Beauty Product Photos

Rosalie: Regal and Refined with peach toned shadows, a coral blush and apricot lipsticks and gloss

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Victoria: Bold and Fiery with shimmering jewel-toned shadows and deep wine colored lipstick and gloss

Volturi Twilight offers entry into Twilight’s exclusive coven through use of the Volturi family crest as the brand’s logo. The line features Foreshadow Primer, an ultra-sheer eye base that provides the ultimate prep for a smoother, crease-proof eye shadow application that is coupled with loose glitter dust, called Labrynth Shadows. The highly pigmented loose powder shadows and the lid primer are housed in stackable pots, providing the ability to mix and match the colors to create personal, one-of-a-kind eye shadow favorites. Other standouts include Deity Body Lotion, Immortal Body Shimmer and Crown Mascara.

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Luna Twilight will be available September 15, 2009 at Dillard’s and Nordstrom. Volturi Twilight will be available September 15, 2009 through specialty retailers. Both lines will be sold at TwilightBeauty.com, the exclusive website for both lines.

Update: Twilight Venom lip plumper, a collaboration between DuWop and Twilight Beauty, is available NOW at Sephora.com!

Hang In There Baby: New Stila Kitten Products Coming This Fall!

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hang in there kitty Hang In There Baby: New Stila Kitten Products Coming This Fall!I don’t know what took me so long to hop on the Stila Kitten bandwagon. But now that I’m all aboard, I’m gonna rock it ’til the wheels fall off.

When Stila introduced the original pearlized Kitten eye shadow in 1997, girls everywhere scooped up the universally flattering pink champagne shade. And now I know why. Just a light dusting of its rose gold goodness on lids instantly makes peepers pop.

And now that I’ve worked myself into a feline frenzy, I’ve got my claws out and I’m ready to pounce on Stila’s Smitten With Kitten collection, coming this fall.

Last month, I had an opportunity to preview these new kitten incarnations, and I’m positively purring for…

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Stila Kitten Smudge Pot, $20
The proprietary combination of pearls used to create Kitten are blended into a new Smudge Pot resulting in shimmering champagne. Wear it as an eye shadow primer, a shadow, liner or even a cheek and brow bone highlighter. Like a kitty cat stuck up in a tree, once this product sets, it ain’t goin’ nowhere; it’s smudge-proof, water resistant, long-wearing and simply illuminating, day and night!

Stila Kitten Lip Glaze, $22
The iconic gloss gets infused with the iconic shade, for a smile that looks sprinkled with stardust. Wear it alone for a sophisticated shine or over lipstick for a dazzling effect. The long-lasting, non-sticky formula is enriched with vitamins A, C and E to moisturize and smooth without feathering.

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Stila Black Cat Smudge Pot, $20
Forget about the superstition when this black cat crosses your path. Like a little black dress and a flute of champagne, this black gel liner is infused with an unexpected blend of Kitten shimmer and can be used for lining the lashes or blending on the lids. It’s smudge-resistant, precise, modern and darkly lustrous. This product brings totally brings me back to 1990, when a young, badass Janet (Miss Jackson, if you’re nasty) sang:

Black cat, nine lives
Short days, long nights
Livin’ on the edge
Not afraid to die

janet+jackson+black+cat Hang In There Baby: New Stila Kitten Products Coming This Fall!

Stila’s Smitten With Kitten Collection will be available in September – exclusively at stilacosmetics.com.
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