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

Dermadoctor Physical Chemistry


One of my all-time favorite products is Dermadoctor KP Duty, a dual action body exfoliator that combines the benefits of a chemical peel and microdermabrasion. It was developed to treat chicken skin - those little red bumps that many people get on their upper arms. But, for years, I've been using it to exfoliate my legs pre-shave.  There's really no body exfoliator CONTINUE READING

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Lancôme’s Declaring Indigo Fall 2009 Color Collection

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Declaring Indigo Lancômes Declaring Indigo Fall 2009 Color Collection

This morning in Paris, the Lancôme makeup team unveiled their fall 2009 color collection, Declaring Indigo.

LE VERNIS Indigo Paris  Lancômes Declaring Indigo Fall 2009 Color CollectionCreated by Lancôme artistic director for makeup Aaron De Mey, this collection celebrates Paris in all its vibrancy. Aaron chose shades that represent the glamour, the energy and the passion of Paris – indigo blue, bright red and luxurious gold.

Lancôme debuted a few key shades during Fashion Week. At Chris Benz, all three Le Vernis nail colors were showcased: Golden Audacity, Indigo Paris and Rouge Liberty.

Lancôme spokesmodel Daria Werbowy is the face of the collection. She was photographed by Mario Sorrenti for the ad (above).

Declaring Indigo will be available for sale starting in August, but Nordstrom has a limited-edition Declaring Indigo brush-and-makeup bag set available for pre-order now.

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Clinique’s New Pink Bamboo Collection

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Bamboo Pink+clinique Cliniques New Pink Bamboo CollectionThis summer is all about a natural pink lip accentuated by beautiful warm browns and muted pinks on the eye with an allover soft, luminous face.

The Bamboo Pink Collection Exclusives from Clinique takes its inspiration from Bamboo Pink, one of Clinique’s best-selling lipstick shades – a wearable and subtly seductive hue.

This must-have collection features beautifully crafted ‘bamboo’ packaging on select items within the collection.

The gotta-have-it items include:

Bamboo Pink Limited Edition Fresh Bloom Cliniques New Pink Bamboo Collection

Limited Edition Fresh Bloom Allover Colour in Bamboo Pink ($29.50): Long-wearing powder creates a sheer, subtle radiance and allover glow. Sweep over face for an allover, luminous glow, or brush on cheekbones to highlight.

Bamboo Pink Limited Edition+Quad Cliniques New Pink Bamboo Collection

Limited Edition Colour Surge Eye Shadow Quad in Bamboo Pink ($25): Four coordinating shades of velvety, shimmery colour to create the looks you want, from natural to dramatic. Creamy, intense shadows build quickly, blend easily for lasting colour. Wear them alone, as duos and trios, or layered together. Ophthalmologist tested.

clinique+colour+surge+butter+shine+lipstick Cliniques New Pink Bamboo Collection

Limited Edition Colour Surge Butter Shine Lipstick in Bamboo Pink ($14): The creamiest, richest, smoothest lip colour you can imagine. Our revolutionary gel formula delivers the shine of a gloss, the comfort of a lipstick. Drenches lips in moist, lush colour that glides on buttery-soft, feels luxuriously smooth.

Bamboo Pink Limited Edition Powder Brush Cliniques New Pink Bamboo Collection

Limited Edition Powder Brush ($30): Large, plush face brush dusts on loose or pressed powder for smooth, even application. Unique antibacterial technology helps ensure the highest level of hygiene, keep brush irritant-free.

New From Bobbi Brown: Illuminating Bronze Collection

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bobbi+brown+illuminating+bronze New From Bobbi Brown: Illuminating Bronze Collection“Nothing says summer to me like healthy skin with a bit of shimmer. It’s gorgeous and super sexy – and who doesn’t want to look like that?” -Bobbi Brown

This summer, Bobbi Brown is making it easier than ever to get the look of healthy, sun-kissed skin without the damaging effects of the sun. Take your pick from a flattering array of options, designed for all complexions from fair to dark.

The Illuminating Bronze Collection includes:
Shimmer Brick for Body ($75)
Create head-to-toe glamour with Shimmer Brick for Body. Lightweight, silky powder can be used on arms, legs, décolleté, or anywhere you want to glow. The deluxe oversized compact features three shimmering bars of color.

All Over Body Brush ($85)
The softest, most luxurious brush imaginable. The perfect companion to the Shimmer Brick for Body, this brush was designed with ultra soft bristles that feel amazing on the skin and offer sheer, even application.

Illuminating Bronzing Powder ($33)
This ultra-soft and smooth pressed powder is formulated with a unique and innovative blend of sheer powder and micro pearls. It glides on evenly and gives skin a seamless and sheer natural-looking glow. Available in: Antigua, Aruba, Bahamas, Bali Brown, Barbados Tan and Maui.

All Over Bronzing Gel SPF 15 ($28)
Bobbi’s unique gel-based bronzer instantly gives the face a healthy, natural-looking glow with the added benefit of sun protection. Now available in a new shade requested by makeup artists and customers alike: Golden Sun.

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Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman Award Winner: EcoTools

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spoiled+pretty+green+week+small Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman Award Winner: EcoTools

With quality beauty tools, you get more out of your makeup. And with some TLC, a good set will last a long time. Great makeup brushes come at all price points, and some of my favorites are from a brand called ecoTools.

ecotools+5+piece+brush+set Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman Award Winner: EcoToolsecoTools’ brushes are easy on the wallet and on the earth – they feature bamboo handles (which are highly sustainable), vegan bristles, metal from recycled aluminum cans, and reusable pouches printed with plant-based ink.

I am a big fan of the ecoTools Bamboo 5 Piece Brush Set ($9.99), which includes a Powder Brush, Concealer Brush, Eye Shading Brush, Baby Kabuki Brush, and a linen/hemp cosmetics bag.

These tools rival prestige brushes that cost six or seven times as much. And you will be absolutely blown away by the softness of the bristles and how well they apply your makeup. They make all other brushes green with envy.

ecoTools products can be found at Target, Walgreens, Wegmans, and drugstore.com.

Looking for more eco-friendly beauty finds? Head on over to Beauty Blogging Junkie for Amber’s green pick of the day.

Sonia Sells Seashell-Inspired Brushes at Target Stores

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sonia+kashuk+hidden+treasure+brush+set Sonia Sells Seashell Inspired Brushes at Target Stores

sonia kashuk08 Sonia Sells Seashell Inspired Brushes at Target StoresI’m going to be perfectly honest. This coral-inspired Hidden Treasure Brush Set by Sonia Kashuk is so damn pretty that I wouldn’t care if the brushes weren’t very good. Not that they’re bad. Actually, I really don’t know because I haven’t bought them yet. But for just $19.99, I intend to find out.

The Coral Reef Highlighter Brush (left) is equally ferosh.

The sparkly coral handles just beg to be displayed. These brushes would look so chic splayed out on the vanity in a beach house bedroom. Right? Much classier than the nautical bric-à-brac nonsense that typically clutters vacation home counters.

Coming Soon: MAC Colour Ready Collection

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mac+colour+ready+collection Coming Soon: MAC Colour Ready Collection
Seeking alternative energy, increased mileage from makeup… Colour Ready revs up the Prep + Prime idea, a true hybrid formula between science and beauty.

New Transparent Finishing Powder and Line Filler are the brand’s lightest yet, in fact invisible when applied, but their silky colourless polymers set and stabilize makeup instantly. The only way to start when you sit down in front of the mirror. Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone is your stay-put fit on skin that minimizes the appearance of pores without clogging, and visibly diminishes them over time. Two Lipsticks, Eye Shadows, Penultimate Eye Liner and Eye Brows in an essential palette are a habit to happily acquire – Colour Ready is as basic as your 4-inch heel Louboutins.

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Lipstick
Show Orchid: Vivid hot pink (Amplified Creme) (Pro Only)
Impassioned: Amped-up fuchsia (Amplified Creme)
Suggested Retail Price: $14.00

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Eye Shadows

White Frost: Vivid bright white with icy shimmer (Frost)
Bitter: Vivid bright golden green flecked with shimmer (Velvet)
Suggested Retail Price: $14.50

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Penultimate Liner

Rapid black: True black
Suggested Retail Price: $16.50

Brow Pencil

Stud: A deep rich blackened brown
Suggested Retail Price: $14.50

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Prep + Prime Line Filler

Instantly minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the surface of the skin. This cutting-edge formula dries down to a natural matte finish, making skin appear smoother instantly.
Suggested Retail Price: $17.50

Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone
A lightweight emulsion that helps control sebum and shine on the skin’s surface and immediately reduce the appearance of pores on the skin. It is dermatologist-tested and appropriate for all skin types.
Suggested Retail Price: $17.50

Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
A lightweight, colourless, loose powder that works well on any skin tone. It is formulated with special optics and ingredients that help add dimension and create a blurring effect. The silky powder helps set and stabilize makeup and works well with all MAC foundations. It is dermatologist-tested, non-acnegenic, and safe for use by contact lens wearers.
Suggested Retail Price: $21.00

Brush
129SH – Short Handle Blush/Powder brush with travel case.
Suggested Retail Price: $34.00

Available: North America April 2nd at all MAC locations and maccosmetics.com.

New From MAC: Grand Duos

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mac+grand+duos+photo New From MAC: Grand Duos
Grand Duos splits MAC’s popular Mineralize Blushes in two: one side is marbleized with tri-color veining, to enhance and glorify cheekbones. The other is a complimentary mono shade, to add a pop of color. A soft, shimmery pearl on both sides gives skin a subtle glow.

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Grand Duos Mineralize Blush
Moon River: Blue pink mélange/pale yellow pink
Love Rock: Gold violet mélange/bright blue pink
Grand Duo: Copper pink mélange/plum
Light Over Dark: Orange yellow mélange/deep brown
Earth to Earth: Purple bronze mélange/yellow brown
Hot Planet: Copper yellow mélange/mid-tone plum
Intenso: Orange yellow mélange/deep brown
Suggested Retail Price: $22.50

Brush
188 Small Duo Fibre Face: Flat-topped, full circular brush for application and blending of Blush and Powder.
Suggested Retail Price: $34.00

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