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

Lipstick

Trio of Clinique Mini Lipsticks With Any $40 Purchase

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clinique+lipsticks Trio of Clinique Mini Lipsticks With Any $40 Purchase

clinique+lip+cravings Trio of Clinique Mini Lipsticks With Any $40 PurchaseWith any $40 purchase, get a FREE trio of lipstick minis— Raspberry Glacé, Sugared Maple and Pink Chocolate. Enter offer code LIP at checkout.

Offer valid through 11:59 PM (EST) Monday, February 9, 2009. Offer available to U.S. residents only.

Free Mini Gash Lipstick at Urban Decay

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gash Free Mini Gash Lipstick at Urban Decay
Spend $35 at urbandecay.com and get a mini tube of Gash Lipstick for FREE!

Enter code DSLP at checkout. This promotion is only available for a limited time – so buy a few of the 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils I love so much, and score some free lip color to go with.

Coming Soon From MAC: Creme Team Collection

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cream+team Coming Soon From MAC: Creme Team Collection
Double desire. Love-me-two-times lips. A clever girl carries the conversation by making you believe in both sides of her story: Creamy, quixotic colour, and hard-line, super-sexy shine.

mac+cream+team Coming Soon From MAC: Creme Team Collection Introducing Cremesheen Lipglass, the perfect performance teammate to Cremesheen Lipstick, now in more drenched-with delicious shades than seasons past. Make yourself all the more convincing with Cremestick Liner, to fill in the little gaps, and prevent feathering or bleeding. Creme Team talks a glamorous game. Lips part to plead for more!

Creme Team expands on MAC’s new lipstick formulation, Cremesheen, with additional shades of Lipstick and a brand new Lipglass formulation. Ultra sheer and uber moist, it features flat pigments and a creamy high shine finish to lips.

mac+creme+team+collection Coming Soon From MAC: Creme Team Collection

CREMESHEEN LIPSTICK
Crème Cup: Light blue pink
Shy Girl: Creamy neutral coral beige
Crosswires: Clean pinky orange
Lickable: Bright clean blue pink
Lavender Whip: Light cool lavender
Crème in Your Coffee: Creamy mid-tone pink brown
Spice is Nice: Creamy dark warm brown
Hang-up: Deep berry
Suggested Retail Price: $14.00

CREMESHEEN GLASS
Ever So Rich: Sheer lilac
Fashion Scoop: Pale cool baby pink w/light pearl
Boy Bait: Light neutral beige with pearl
Partial Pink: Light creamy yellow pink with light gold pearl
Melt in Your Mouth: Mid-tone creamy clean pink
Petite Indulgence: Mid-tone bright blue pink
Crème Anglaise: Mid-tone neutral mauve
Looks Like Sin: Sheer deep berry
Suggested Retail Price: $18.00

CREMESTICK LINER
Sublime Culture: Neutral pink
Pink Treat: Dirty pink
Caramellow: Neutral caramel
Velvetella: Blackened plum
Suggested Retail Price: $14.50

Available February 5, 2009 at all MAC locations and at maccosmetics.com.

Recessionista’s Fabuless Pick of the Week: Liplicious 2-in-1 Moisturizing Lip Color & Sugar Scrub

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liplicious+lip+color+and+sugar+scrub Recessionistas Fabuless Pick of the Week: Liplicious 2 in 1 Moisturizing Lip Color & Sugar Scrub
I’m a beauty blogger, which means I test a plethora of products. So it’s not very often that I come across something so fun and ingenious that it makes me giddy. Bath & Body Works Liplicious 2-in-1 Moisturizing Lip Color & Sugar Scrub has me giddy and smacking my lips. And what’s more? Normally $12, B&BW has slashed prices – so now you can buy two 2-in-1 Moisturizing Lip Color & Sugar Scrubs for the price of one!

Peep the directions: Smooth dull, dry lips with this delicious brown sugar scrub once a day and lick off the remaining sugar. Then, apply luscious lip color to moisturize.

Don’t you just love it? You don’t wash or tissue off the sugar scrub. You lick it off. Sweetness! When I read the instructions, I totally flashed back to what Veronica Sawyer says to Heather Chandler outside the Remington party: “Lick it up, baby. Lick it up!”

Besides the fun of licking the sugar scrub off your lips, Liplicious 2-in-1 Moisturizing Lip Color & Sugar Scrub does a great job of buffing scaly, winter lips. And the Pomegranate/Brown Sugar Scrub combination has a gorgeous dusty-rose pink lip moisturizer that I’m loving right now. The lip color is actually quite long-lasting. The other night, I applied it before bed and I awoke looking much cuter than I typically do at 7:30 in the morn.

Liplicious 2-in-1 Moisturizing Lip Color & Sugar Scrub is available in Pomegranate, Candied Apple, and Coconut Truffle. Yum…makes me wanna lick my lips.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick: 12 New Shades!

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Revlon+Super+Lustrous+Lipstick+ +New+Shades Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick: 12 New Shades!
When I was in college, I worked at the school library – manning the the periodicals counter. I cleverly scheduled my hours for Friday and Saturday evenings, knowing full well that this was when most students were prepping for the parties (gals getting prettified and guys getting their Natty Light-induced buzz on). It was probably a good thing that I worked when no one needed help, as I spent most of my time reading fashion mags instead of brushing up on my microfilm/microfiche assistance abilities.

Where was I going with this back-in-the-day tale? Oh, I remember…I spent almost every cent of my earnings at the local CVS, buying Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick. Yes, I was a makeup fiend even back then.

The Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick line-up has pretty much stayed the same since my undergraduate days. Which is why a Revlon ad in the February 2009 issue on In Style Magazine caught my eye. Jessica Alba is looking quite sultry, wearing a dark crimson on her lips. When I looked to the bottom of the page to find out what shade she had on, it said “Jessica Alba is wearing Super Lustrous Lipstick in Spicy Cinnamon.” I was like, huh? Since when does Revlon have a shade called Spicy Cinnamon? Well, since now, apparently.

Twelve new shades have been added to the Super Lustrous family – and can be found at mass-market retailers nationwide.

NARS Spring 2009 Collection: Heart of Desire

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nars+heart+of+desire NARS Spring 2009 Collection: Heart of Desire
Introducing NARS Spring 2009, a color collection inspired by the 1970’s boasting pastel hues and berry shades for a look of pure chic.

Both strong and sophisticated, this collection features two new must-have products, the Blush Duo and the Duo Concealer.

hungry+heart NARS Spring 2009 Collection: Heart of Desire
NARS Blush Duo
François Nars has always considered blush a critical beauty building block. The double compact opens to reveal one highlighting and one sculpting shade, allowing you to literally shape your desired look.
Hungry Heart – Iridescent gold ivory and pink sand with golden sheen

praline+toffee NARS Spring 2009 Collection: Heart of Desire
NARS Duo Concealer
Since the skin on your face is not created equal, one shade of concealer usually won’t suffice.
This new palette features two complementary shades that can be blended together or used individually. Creamy and completely crease-resistant, the Duo Concealer is lightweight but still able to provide smooth, opaque coverage to eradicate skin redness, imperfections, and under-eye shadows.
Vanilla/Honey – Fair complexions
Custard/Ginger- Light to medium complexions
Praline/Toffee – Medium to dark complexions

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NARS Duo Eyeshadow
To celebrate spring’s delicate femininity, François Nars introduces two new shimmery and frosty hued Duo Eyeshadows to the collection.
Egea – Frosted sage and smoky lilac
Hula Hula – Strawberry with gold particles and hazelnut with gold glitter particles

baby+girl NARS Spring 2009 Collection: Heart of Desire
NARS Single Eyeshadow
Whether your mood is classic or playful, these three new Single Eyeshadows provide all the color combinations necessary to complete your makeup look. Go for a subtle, natural look with shades of pink and gold or a touch of sophistication with a sweep of the matte dusty red hue.
Baby Girl* – Cotton candy with golden undertones and gold particles
Grenadines – Matte garnet
Night Sun – Bright marigold with gold particles

orgasm+south+beach NARS Spring 2009 Collection: Heart of Desire
NARS Multiple Duo
This two-in-one convenience pairs the complementary colors of Orgasm and South Beach of the versatile, multi-purpose cult favorite for eyes, lips and cheeks.
Orgasm/South Beach – Peachy pink and apricot with shimmer

cap+vert NARS Spring 2009 Collection: Heart of Desire
NARS Multiple Bronzer
NARS extends its Multiple Bronzer shade range with this new hue. Rich in anti-oxidants, this bronzing stick is formulated to strengthen, support and repair the skin while creating an all-over warmth and contour for the entire face.
Cap Vert – Medium to dark complexions with red undertones

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NARS Lip Gloss
Drench lips with this new sheer and shiny shade to echo the delicate and fresh feel of the season.
Sweet Revenge – Sheer pink grapefruit

shringar NARS Spring 2009 Collection: Heart of Desire
NARS Lipstick
This new sheer jewel tone adds a pop of color, for juicy berry-stained lips. The creamy formula glides on smoothly and leaves a hint of sexy shine.
Shrinagar – Metallic raspberry

The Spring 2009 collection is currently available at narscosmetics.com.

*Is there anything finer than a shimmery NARS shadow named Baby Girl?

Kim Kardashian’s Shade of Red

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kim+kardashian+red+lip Kim Kardashians Shade of RedMy girl Kim doesn’t often sport a bold lip. So when she showed up for the Fontainbleau opening in Miami wearing a crimson pout, everybody and their mother wanted to know which brand and shade she wore. Kim drops the deets on her blog:

“Well, I love red lips, and I should wear them more often! It’s so bold! I love how Christina Aguilera and Gwen Stefani wear red lips all the time. This color is by MAC and it’s called Russian Red, with Russian Red lip gloss on top.”

For more of Kim Kardashian’s beauty and makeup tips, click here!

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