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

MAC Monogram Collection

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MAC+Monogram MAC Monogram Collection
MAC Monogram Collection: Your personal statement of the Holiday season. A collection of such creamy, high-prestige shades and luxurious fragrance, they make their own distinguished look and marque. In the fashionable world, this is the only signature you need…

MAC+Monogram+Lipstick MAC Monogram Collection
Monogram Lipstick: this luxury formula is smooth and rich. Silky lipstick that glides on with ease for medium buildable to full coverage with satiny shine. Lips feel soft and look rich and lustrous. When paired with the Monogram Lipgloss, the look is high shine and multi-dimensional.
Flourish: Frosty mid-tone red
All Mine: Creamy mid-tone blue pink
Marque: Soft light neutral pink
Status Symbol: Warm mid-tone reddish brown with pearl
Suggested Retail Price: $22.00

MAC+Monogram+Lipgloss MAC Monogram Collection
Monogram Lipgloss: High shine, super sheer lipgloss provides comfort and cushion. Feel soft and look lustrous. Brilliant gold sparkle flecks give a lustrous effect. A patent leather slick of shine; beautiful alone or paired with Monogram Lipstick.
Posh Life: Mid-tone bright pink with gold pearl
Identity: Pale baby pink with gold pearl
Distinguished: Sheer yellow beige with gold pearl
Monodramatic: Bronzy brown with gold pearl
Suggested Retail Price: $22.00

MAC+Monogram+Pressed+Powder MAC Monogram Collection
Monogram Sheerspark Pressed Powder: new shimmer powder for both eye and cheek.
Commemorate: Frosted pale gold with gold pearl
Keepsake: Frosted pale pink with gold pearl
Personal Touch: Light peach with pink pearl
Old English: Light bronze with gold pearl
Suggested Retail Price: $26.00

MAC+Sheer+Mystery MAC Monogram Collection
Monogram Sheer Mystery Powder: An ultra-fine, super sheer, and very sophisticated pressed powder. “Mysteriously” silky-soft in texture, glides on to give skin a velvety matte, slightly luminous and altogether flawless finish.
Light Medium: Pale ivory
Medium Plus: Tan beige
Dark Secret: Deep caramel
Suggested Retail Price: $50.00

MAC+Monogram+Fragrance MAC Monogram Collection
Monogram Air Of Style Fragrance Set: A rare set of two limited-edition Air of Style fragrances beautifully nestled in a metallic faux patent pouch featuring a circular MAC Monogram logo on an embossed plaque with gold and red degrade detail. Warm, intoxicating, baroque and sensual in its scent, the fragrance’s slim 15 ml glass flacon with gold cap, featuring the collection’s name and monogram.
Top Notes: White pepper, dried red dates, wild peonies
Middle Notes: Tuberose, orange blossom, jasmin, ylang-ylang, orris
Bottom Notes: Touch of leather, antique woods, vetiver, amber crystals, tonka beans
Suggested Retail Price: $70.00

129 Monogram Special Edition Brush: Powder/Blush Brush
Suggested Retail Price: $45.00

224 Monogram Special Edition Brush: Tapered Blending
Suggested Retail Price: $35.00

MAC+Monogram+Clutch MAC Monogram Collection
Monogram Clutch: A versatile, high-shine vinyl clutch to use as makeup bag or fashion accessory. Medium-sized. Sophisticated and stylish in its soft-edged design.
Suggested Retail Price: $65.00

Available in North America: November 26, 2008 at MAC stores, maccosmetics.com, all Saks locations, select Nordstrom locations and Henri Bendel.

MAC Ungaro, Cremesheen and Holiday Swatches

Posted on by daneen in Eye Shadow, Holiday, Lip/Cheek Stain, Lipgloss, Lipstick | 1 Comment

mac+passions+of+red+smokey+eyes MAC Ungaro, Cremesheen and Holiday Swatches
Passions of Red: Fascinating Ruby 6 Smokey Eyes

Kim Kardashian MAC Shopping List Revealed!

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kimkardashian+mac Kim Kardashian MAC Shopping List Revealed!A few days ago, I posted pics of Kim Kardashian’s recent trip to the MAC store on Robertson Boulevard. Now, I have info about what she was shopping for and what she bought, straight from the starlet’s mouth.

“I used to wear the color Angel, with Stripdown lip liner, but now I am loving Soar lip liner with a clear gloss. Soar is like a light cranberry color, that looks almost like a darker version of Angel. I am still trying to find the perfect lipstick. I also like the color Myth for a super nude lip, but sometimes its too light! I really went to MAC to get a new concealer. It seems I can never find the right one, but bought the Studio Tech foundation to try as a concealer.”

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

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MAC Red She Said

Posted on by daneen in Blush, Eye Liner, Eye Shadow, Eyebrows, Holiday, Lipgloss, Lipstick, Mascara, Nail Polish | 2 Comments

redshesaidcol MAC Red She Said
Passion, heat and danger come together to create this simply sparkling holiday collection. Lips are coloured in lusty shades with shimmering Dazzleglass to add resplendent moisture. Two shades of Mineralize Eye Shadows are zipped together by a strip of silver or gold, while shimmery blushes and silky nail lacquers accentuate a radiant holiday look.

REDSAIDAMBIENT MAC Red She Said

Lipstick
* Quiet Please: Sheer frosty pale beige
* Crazee: Frosty mid-tone coral red with pearl
* Pomposity: Frosty mid-tone blue pink with pearl
* “Red” She Said: Mid-tone blue red
* Soft Pause: Sheer dark brownish berry

Suggested Retail Price $14.00 U.S.

Dazzleglass
* Sugarrimmed: Milky pale pink with red, teal and white pearl
* Baby Sparks: Pale pink with violet pearl
* Miss Dynamite: Sheer orange-y copper with pearl
* Love Alert: Raspberry red with red pearl
* Date Night: Deep plum with blue and gold pearl

Suggested Retail Price $17.50 U.S.

Mineralize Eye Shadow
* Word of Mouth: Frosty pale beige/copper pearl stripe/frosty blue grey
* Threesome: Frosty burnt red/copper pearl stripe/frosty mid-tone pink
* Outspoken: Frosty plum/silver pearl stripe/frosty violet
* Persuasive: Frosty light blue/silver pearl stripe/frosty indigo
* Inter-view: Frosty deep navy/copper pearl stripe/frosty bronzy brown
* Danger Zone: Frosty true red/silver pearl stripe/frosty black

Suggested Retail Price $17.50 U.S.

Fluidline
* Silverstroke: Richly metallic platinum
* Blacktrack: Solid flat black

Suggested Retail Price $15.00 U.S.

Eye Brows
* Lingering: Soft taupe brown
* Spiked: Bottle brunette
* Stud: A deep rich blackened brown

Suggested Retail Price $14.50 U.S.

Fibre Rich Lash
* All Black: Black

Suggested Retail Price $12.00 U.S.

Beauty Powder Blush
* Stark Naked: Shimmery mid-tone mauve with gold pearl
* Enough Said: Shimmery light bronze with gold pearl

Suggested Retail Price $18.00 U.S.

Nail Laquer
* Beiged Bliss: Silken beige-brown
* Rougemarie: Immodestly sexy red-blue

Suggested Retail Price $11.00 U.S.

 MAC Red She Said

Available October 16, 2008 at MAC stores, counters and maccosmetics.com.

MAC Passions of Red

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passionsofred collection MAC Passions of Red
She-devil-sexy serpent-print embossed colour compacts to covet in five shades of passion – if passion is red, then red is passion. Bewitchingly bejewelled.

Decadent and fiery colours for eyes and lips are housed in brilliant jeweled casings. Beautifully embossed, jeweled compacts create the ultimate gift of glamour. Choose from four Eye Shadow palettes, with shades ranging from warm, cool, classic and smokey. Polish off the look with three luxurious Lip Palettes, complete with two lipsticks, one lipglass and a mini lip brush. Each compact is a treasured gift.

EYE SHADOW PALETTES

 MAC Passions of Red

Devoted Poppy: 6 Classic Eyes

Orange-red aluminum compact with an embossed snakeskin pattern. Coated in a glossy resin. Finished with a faux jewel. 213SE Brush with black handle and ferrule.
* Young Thing Light creamy peach
* In Awe Intense black with gold pearl
* Fall Deeply Frosty bright blue with white pearl
* Amourously Frosty antique gold
* Sweet Eyes Shimmery muted golden beige
* Awaken Frosty light green with golden pearl

Intriguing Scarlet: 6 Warm Eyes
Red-red aluminum compact with an embossed snakeskin pattern. Coated in a glossy resin. Finished with a faux jewel. 213SE Brush with black handle and ferrule.
* Warm Suede Frosty antiqued golden olive
* Grand Entrance Dirty deep green with green pearl
* Real Drama Dirty burgundy with red pearl
* Gentle Heat Light muted grey taupe
* Well Spiced Frosted warm peachy brown
* Sweet Joy Frosted creamy pale gold

Infatuating Rose: 6 Cool Eyes
Purple-red aluminum compact with an embossed snakeskin pattern. Coated in a glossy resin. Finished with a faux jewel. 213SE Brush with black handle and ferrule.
* Platonic Frosty greyed perwinkle
* Cavort Cool dirty lavender orchid
* Satisfy Slightly shimmery pale ballet pink
* Bonfete Frosty neutral mid-tone pink
* Deep Feelings Dirty deep violet indigo
* Feast Frosty pink plum

Fascinating Ruby: 6 Smoky Eyes
Burgundy-red aluminum compact with an embossed snakeskin pattern. Coated in a glossy resin. Finished with a faux jewel. 213SE Brush with black handle and ferrule.
* Scant Creamy white with pink pearl
* Satin Taupe Taupe brown with silvery bronze shimmer
* Dark Devotion Black brown
* Gorgeous Light silver with white pearl
* Ambience Cool mid-tone grey with silver sparkle
* Carbon Intense black

Suggested Retail Price $38.00 U.S.

LIP PALETTES

 MAC Passions of Red

Devoted Poppy: 3 Coral Lips

Orange-red aluminum compact with an embossed snakeskin pattern. Coated in a glossy resin. Finished with a faux jewel. 213SE Brush with black handle and ferrule.
* Lipstick: Devoted (Sheer mid-tone coral with subtle pearl), Soft Talk (Sheer bright reddish-coral with pearl)
* Lipglass: Transparent Love (Glossy apricot with golden red pearl)

Intriguing Scarlet: 3 Cool Pink Lips
Red-red aluminum compact with an embossed snakeskin pattern. Coated in a glossy resin. Finished with a faux jewel. 213SE Brush with black handle and ferrule.
* Lipstick: Make Me Melt (Frosty muted mid-tone pink), Overjoyed (Sheer yellow pink
with pearl)
* Lipglass: Sheer Vision (Glossy soft baby pink with multi-dimensional pearl)

Fascinating Ruby: 3 Plum Lips
Burgundy-red aluminum compact with an embossed snakeskin pattern. Coated in a glossy resin. Finished with a faux jewel. 213SE Brush with black handle and ferrule.
* Lipstick: Marvel (Sheer pink plum with subtle pearl), Insinuate (Sheer purple plum with gold pearl)
* Lipglass: Mutual Attraction (Glossy mid-tone plum with multi-dimensional pearl)

Suggested Retail Price $22.50 U.S.

Available October 16, 2008 at MAC stores, counters and maccosmetics.com.

Creme-a-licious!

Posted on by daneen in Lipgloss, Lipstick | 4 Comments

cremesheen Creme a licious!
When they release a new collection, the kind folks at MAC usually send me a sampling of goodies. The care package whets my appetite, and then I head to the MAC store/counter to pick up more beauty treats. But I was so jonesing for the new Cremesheen collection, I couldn’t help myself. I totally jumped the gun and bought myself Speak Louder (clean poppy blue pink) to satisfy my craving.

speak+louder+cremesheen Creme a licious!
Lustre used to be my favorite MAC lipstick finish. Today, Cremesheen might just have taken the title. Like Lustre, Cremesheen is somewhat sheer with a beautiful sheen…but the consistency is creamier (hence the name) and the color is more amplified.

Robin, the wonderfully helpful makeup artist at Macy’s midtown Philadelphia store, suggested that I top Speak Louder with Lustreglass in Pinkarat (soft-toned pink with gold pearl).

pinkarat Creme a licious!
I have to admit, it was an impulse buy. But seeing how delicious Pinkarat looks on its own proved to me that an impulse purchase can be a sound investment.

New From MAC: Manish Arora Collection

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manish+arora New From MAC: Manish Arora Collection
India’s top designer, Manish Arora, teams up with MAC to create an extravagant limited-edition color collection. With its kaleidoscopic clash of shades, gem-studded compacts and maximalist vibe, this makes Indian pop culture fashionably the rage!

The Manish Arora collection for MAC consists of an eyeshadow palette, lipstick, Lipglass and blush. All are sold out online, but may still be available in stores.