After Midnight, We're Gonna Let It All Bling Out

The key to cosmetics is never looking like you tried too hard, even if you’ve worked up a sweat…though it’s preferable to just use simple products that yield simply amazing results.

Which is why I’m currently enamored with . Inspired by their best-selling eye shadow, this subtly fragranced shimmering lotion imparts a golden shimmer – without making you look like you’re trying to be JLo 2.0. No chunky glitter means it’s subtle enough for day, but still potent enough to turn heads ’round midnight.

Midnight Cowboy Body Shimmer Lotion ($28) is available at Sephora and .

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Barielle Fall 2009: Nails Get All Lacquered Up

For fall 2009, Shades by Barielle and celebrity manicurist Elle extended a hand to guest collaborator (and Spoiled Pretty pal) Michelle Mismas, founder of the top nail beauty blog, All Lacquered Up.

The new collection – aptly named All Lacquered Up – takes trend-making to a new level, offering unexpected color combinations, glitter particle and pearl shimmer effects, and a healthy 3-free formulation.

Black polish gets injected with a shot of colorful shimmer, with Lava Rock – a black and red pearl swirl, and Blackened Bleu – a black polish with sapphire sparkle. Blue and green polishes come in brand new hues, with Falling Star (left) – a marine blue with gold glitter particles, and Polished Princess – a safari green with copper shimmer. Drop-dead reds include Glammed Out Garnet – a ruby-on-ruby sparkle, and Pin Up – a tomato red shimmer. Grey gets glam, with Out-Grey-Geous – a silver shimmer, U-Concrete-Me – a steely gray, Slate of Affairs – a worn denim, Putt-E-On-Me – a classic clay. The ultimate coffee indulgence is Make it a Latte – a chocolate cream with golden highlights. Purple gets even prettier with Get Mauve-ing – a muted mauve.

Michelle Mismas said, “We wanted to infuse the collection with what we saw at Fashion Week: a retro tomato red lip at Tibi; the luxe browns, mauves and steel blues of Reem Acra; the recurring palettes of chic grays from designers like Badgley Mischka.” Celebrity manicurist Elle added, “For this collection, we were excited to collaborate with Michelle on reinventing colors and textures to come up with something totally new for nails—this collection boasts unique twists on colors and combinations that are truly firsts for the industry.”

The polishes are $8 per bottle. And, as always, Barielle has a buy 2 get 1 free promotion. For color swatches, visit All Lacquered Up.

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Three Custom Color Specialists Make QVC Debut

Trae Bodge, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Three Custom Color Specialists, debuts the brand’s signature Creme Concealer/Foundation on “Beauty Newsmakers Face-to-Face” on QVC, Tuesday, August 18th from 10-11pm.

This makeup artist’s secret weapon is available in 10 shades on QVC.com (6 to be demonstrated on-air) and is appropriate for all skin types. It’s truly all you’ll ever need to hide marks, conceal dark circles and create gorgeous, even-looking skin.

To use as foundation: full coverage – apply with a dry sponge, foundation brush or fingers, pushing into the skin. Moisten sponge or brush for medium coverage. For sheer coverage, mix with your face cream to create a tinted moisturizer. To use as a concealer: after applying the foundation layer, revisit areas that require more coverage with a concealer brush or fingers. Tap into place.

Check out Trae in action, demonstrating more Creme Concealer/Foundation application tips and tricks on “Beauty Newsmakers Face-to-Face” August 18th on QVC!.

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The Beauty Girls Weekend Read

Listen up, Twilight fans. Daneen from Spoiled Pretty has the 411 on the soon-to-be-released Twilight Beauty makeup collections. Click here to peep photos of the palettes, lip gloss and mascara from the Luna and Volturi lines!

Amber from Beauty Blogging Junkie kicked off the week leading up to the Mad Men season 3 premiere with a Sixties Cinema Scenes series. Click here to read about products inspired by various Sixties movies.

Teri from Beautiful Makeup Search finally discovered the ultimate beauty tool in the Beautyblender. She says it will change the way you put on your face.

CHANEL has a new skincare line and Erika from Makeup Bag has all the deets.

I’ts been such a long week that Marina’s hair is taking shots. Visit makeup loves me for the details of this new in-salon beauty treatment.

Lianne from The Makeup Girl has all the details on YSL’s new fall makeup collection, Elegant Mysterious & Sensual. Click here to take a peek.

All About The Pretty has a sneak peek of L’Occitane’s holiday line. Click here to check it out!

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