Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream Review


You know how awesome BB creams are for your face? Well, the geniuses at Jergens have harnessed the power of BB and infused it into a lotion for your body. Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream promises flawless-looking skin with 5 visible benefits in just 5 days.  But does it deliver? Watch the video to find out...   Disclosure: This post was CONTINUE READING

Laura Mercier Sale at Gilt.com


As a huge fan of Laura Mercier (I swear by the foundation primer and tinted moisturizer), I was so excited to see that Gilt.com has a nice assortment of beauty products currently on sale. There's everything from sophisticated nail polish colors and soft mineral blush to lip glaze palettes and pencil sets to create an alluring smoky eye. Oh, and CONTINUE READING

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Cover April Issue of Vogue


Welp, folks, it looks like Kanye finally wore Anna Wintour down and got his baby mama a coveted Vogue cover. So the rumors were true. There was buzz a few months back that Kim would cover the fashion bible, but then everyone assumed it would be a foreign Vogue - given Anna's alleged aversion to all things Kardashian. I CONTINUE READING

10 Beauty Products to Get You Through the Flu


Hey Guys! As you all know the weather lately has been terrible and most of us have been getting all kinds of horrible colds and the flu, as a result. This is very personal for me because I work in retail and it seems like I get one disease after the other with all of my customers constantly sneezing CONTINUE READING

OPI and Coca-Cola Partnering on Summer Nail Polish Collection


OPI is collaborating with The Coca-Cola Company this summer. Several of the The Coca-Cola Company’s most recognized brands – including Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Cherry Coke, Vanilla Coke, Sprite and Fanta – will be the inspiration for a line of OPI limited edition nail lacquers that will launch internationally in June 2014. “As the global leader in the professional CONTINUE READING

Mascara

MAC Red She Said

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

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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.

Big Props To Rimmel London

Posted on by daneen in Mascara | 2 Comments

Rimmel+London+Mascaras Big Props To Rimmel London
Big props to Rimmel London for creating two ab fab mascaras for under $8, and to my BFF Kristen for bringing this brand into my lifestyle.

A few weeks ago, Kristen called me to wax poetic about the fluttertastic virtues of Glam’Eyes Mascara. Like she promised, it delivered high octane lashes like you wouldn’t believe. This mascara ain’t for the faint of heart, and you wallflowers best save this tube for a night out. It gives the eye a sexy, dramatic look that is sure to set tongues wagging.

But I was most impressed by my impulse buy. CVS was offering a buy one, get one half off promotion…so I also tossed Lash Maxxx Mascara into my basket. This mascara magically multiplies my sparse lashes and gives them a glossy black coat, with zero clumps. The wand takes a little getting used to, as it applies the product with a comb comprised of ultra-fine bristles. But once you get the hang of it, you’ll marvel at how believably lush your lashes look. The fringe is so natural, you’ll forget that you aren’t genetically blessed.

Run your ass out and buy both of these mascaras – for the price of one department store tube!

Warm and Fuzzy Eyeshadow: Lise Watier Cachemires Bleu Quartet

Posted on by daneen in Eye Liner, Eye Shadow, Mascara | 3 Comments

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How many of you own an eye shadow quad with no clue about where and how to apply the colors? I can relate…I’m a beauty junkie, not a makeup artist. Which is why I am such a big fan of Lise Watier’s eye shadow palettes. Included with the kits are directions on how to achieve different looks, complete with color-coded diagrams.

This summer, I was all about the Eye Quartet in Mer. And now that the lazy days of summer have come to an end, I’m feeling kinda blue. In a good way.

Quatuors+Cachemires Warm and Fuzzy Eyeshadow: Lise Watier Cachemires Bleu QuartetFor fall, Lise Watier presents two seasonal colour quartets in soft, soothing shades – my favorite being Cachemires Bleu. This palette of (composed of a grey taupe, a sky blue, an anthracite blue and a luminous pale pink) is both subtle and refined, allowing infinite mix-and match possibilities. And it comes nestled in a pretty knitted pouch, accented with sequins!

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To create the look above, I used products from Lise Watier’s new collection, Les Cachemires:

Cachemires Bleu Eyeshadow Quartet
Eye Shine Metallic Eyeliner in Marine
Metal Liner in Marine

MAC Ungaro

Posted on by daneen in Blush, Eye Liner, Eye Shadow, Lipgloss, Lipstick, Mascara | Leave a comment

UNGARO COL MAC UngaroLive from backstage at the Fall 2008 Collections, It-Boy designer, Esteban Cortazar, and MAC have come together to create a special colour collection as dreamy, refined, and, well, Parisienne as anything this side of the Avenue Georges V, exclusively ours! A limited edition for lips, cheeks, eyes…chez Ungaro, only for MAC.

“Our association with Ungaro is really exciting as we’ve supported Esteban for many years. He’s reflective of an attitude and movement for venerable fashion houses to reinvent their brands by employing new emerging talent, something that’s a core value of MAC,” explains Creative Director, James Gager.

The collaboration also represents the many personalities and aesthetics to which MAC makeup appeals. “MAC’s a high/low fashion brand,” continues Gager. “We follow equally couture and street culture, a sense of yin and yang is inherent to the brand and our customers – heavy-duty dramatic makeup alongside that which is girly, fresh and light. Following from our dramatic and outrageous collaboration with McQueen last year, we felt that Ungaro represented another side of MAC’s personality.”

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LIPSTICK
Pure Rose: Pastel pink with white pearl
Freckletone: Neutral yellow-toned beige
Suggested Retail Price: $14.00

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LIPGLASS
Pastel Emotion: Pastel pink with white pearl
Suggested Retail Price: $14.00

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SEE-THRU LIP COLOR
Not So Shy!: Jewel-tone berry stain
Suggested Retail Price: $14.00

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EYE SHADOW
Soft Flower: Clean, mid-tone coral
Lilac Touch: Dirty mid-tone violet
Mineral Deep: cool brown
Phloof!: Frosted off-white (not shown)
Suggested Retail Price: $14.50

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CREAM COLOUR BASE
Crushed Bougainvillea: Jewel-tone berry stain
Fresh Morning: Soft muted pastel pink
Suggested Retail Price: $16.50

UngaroPowderCompact 009 MAC Ungaro
BEAUTY POWDER
Flower Mist Dew Clean brightening pink
Suggested Retail Price: $22.00

Technakohlauto de blue MAC Ungaro
TECHNAKOHL LINER
Auto-de-blu: Amethyst
Suggested Retail Price: $14.50

LoudLash BoomBrown 006 MAC Ungaro
ZOOM LASH
Lofty Brown: Ultra-rich blackened cocoa brown
Suggested Retail Price: $12.00

BrowSet mink MAC Ungaro
BROW SET
Mink: Dirty brown
Suggested Retail Price: $13.50

Available
North America October 9, 2008 at all MAC locations and maccosmetics.com.
International October 2008 at all MAC locations and maccosmetics.com.

Lash Out With Dior’s Black Lash Kit

Posted on by daneen in Lashes, Mascara | 1 Comment

Dior+Black+Lash+Kit Lash Out With Diors Black Lash Kit$24 buys you a single tube of Dior Dioshow Mascara. But for a limited time, $33 buys you
Dior Black Lash Kit, a false eyelashes and mascara set.

The Black Lash Kit contains a pair of Pro & Show Eyelashes and a full-size Diorshow Mascara.

Available at Sephora.

Black Magic: Exceptionnel de Chanel Intense Volume and Curl Mascara

Posted on by daneen in Mascara | 3 Comments
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Uh-oh, LashBlast…watch your back. Chanel is trying to steal me away from you.

chanel+ad Black Magic: Exceptionnel de Chanel Intense Volume and Curl MascaraI’m on the Allure Experts Panel (and you can be, too). Membership has its privileges, because, every now and again, they send me samples of exciting new beauty products. This time, Exceptionnel de Chanel Intense Volume and Curl Mascara showed up on my doorstep. And after using it, I was so in awe that I wanted to find the individuals responsible for bringing this mascara into my world – the folks at Allure…the geniuses at Chanel…the US Postal Service – and give them a big fat smooch.

Exceptionnel de Chanel Intense Volume and Curl Mascara delivers dramatic volume, voluptuous curves and clump-free, smudge-proof separation. The mascara doesn’t market itself as possessing lengthening aptitude. So when Exceptionnel took my lashes up, up and away…well, I was blown away. It was seriously like, ‘Go Go Gadget Lashes!’

The mascara owes its off-the-charts performance to the innovative, six-sided wand. The SCULPTVOLUME brush consists of three rows of combs that curl and groom lashes from root to tip, while three rows of brushes pump up the volume. To apply, place the wand at the base of the lash and gently rotate up and outward. The technique takes no time to master, and you’re left with the most perfectly lush (and lengthened) lashes – that last all day.

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Me with bare lashes. Pathetic.

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My eye wearing Exceptionnel de Chanel. Damn, girl!

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Don’t ask why I’m slightly orange. I’m a beauty blogger…not a photographer.

Exceptionnel de Chanel Intense Volume and Curl Mascara is available in four shades: Smoky Noir, Smoky Brun, Smoky Marine and Smoky Violine. One tube will set you back, $28 but it’s worth every penny. Besides…every woman needs a little Chanel in her life.

Get yours today at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, and Chanel.com.

This Mascara Makes Me Shed A Tear…A Few, Actually

Posted on by daneen in Mascara | 6 Comments

smeared+mascara This Mascara Makes Me Shed A Tear...A Few, Actually

maybelline+colossal This Mascara Makes Me Shed A Tear...A Few, ActuallyFor the past couple of days, my Cover Girl LashBlast has been playing a particularly impressive game of hide-and-seek. I’ve looked everywhere and I can’t find her, so I’ve been using Maybelline’s The Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara.

And while I really love the way it looks, by the end of the day, it starts to irritate my eyes…to the point where I’m forced to wash it off way before of my nightly face-cleansing ritual, because my eyes are stinging so bad.

I’m not usually sensitive to eye makeup products, so it can’t just be me.

Have any of you had this experience with The Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara?



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