I Can See Clearly Now, The Acne’s (Almost) Gone

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It is with wholehearted exuberance that I recommend Philosophy’s On A Clear Day products for all of you complexionally challenged readers out there.

After months of feeling defeated by my adult acne, I decided enough was enough; it was time for me to take back my skin. Problem is, the dead of winter isn’t the best time to be messing around with an acne regimen that can strip already desiccated skin.

Most acne products leave my skin so flaky that it looks like my face has dandruff. No joke…like I’m molting. So when I heard about Philosophy’s new On A Clear Day line, I felt compelled to sacrifice my face in the name of beauty. Philosophy has never done me wrong before, so I decided to take a gamble. And, let me tell you, this one paid off with rich dividends.

After only testing the system for five days, my skin was significantly clearer and brighter – with no drying whatsoever! I couldn’t believe that acne products this gentle could yield such noticeable results, in less than a week.

What I love most about the On A Clear Day line is that the products (Oil-Free Foaming Acne Cleanser, Oil-Free Spot Treatment, Oil-Free All Over Acne Treatment, and Retinol Clarifying Lotion) are all meant to be used once in the morning and again at night. The fact that this system is my AM and PM ritual makes it super easy for me to use the products consistently, which is the reason why I’ve noticed such amazing and immediate results.

Sold separately, the products cost between $18 and $40…but I wouldn’t recommend purchasing a la carte. Do your wallet a favor and pick up the Completely Clear Skin System, which includes the four full-sized products and costs $65. If you’re feeling extra frugal, Sephora sells a quartet of smaller sizes for $35.

This past weekend while shopping at Sephora, I noticed a woman holding the Completely Clear Skin System. She was intently reading the box, with a somewhat cynical look on her face. I brazenly tapped her on the shoulder and insisted she put the box in her basket and march on over to the register. That’s how impressed I am with On A Clear Day…I’m in the store pimping out the products like I’ve got stock in the company.

Considering the results this line delivers, maybe buying stock isn’t such a bad idea.

Ideeli’s Surprise Gucci Sale – Friday, January 30th!

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From the ’30s to the ’80s, Gucci built a reputation for craftsmanship, innovation and, above all, style. Fashion icons from Jackie Kennedy to Elizabeth Taylor to Princess Diana draped themselves in printed scarves, bamboo-trimmed bags and interlocking double G logos. In 1994, when actor-turned-designer “it” boy Tom Ford took the reins as Gucci’s Creative Director, he turned up the heat with styles that radiated pure, unbridled sex appeal. The sleek-yet-feminine styling creates handbags that are decidedly hot but don’t lose their cool, which is perhaps the sexiest combination of all.

Prices start as $135
Save up to 43%

To sign up for your free Ideeli membership, visit ideeli.com and enter spoiledpretty as your invitation code.

Coming Soon From MAC: Creme Team Collection

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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.

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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.

Coming Soon From MAC: Well-Defined Collection

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Well-Defined brings to life over two years of work backstage in the lab to perfect our newest foundation and concealer. Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation is a rich, luxurious Cream Foundation in tube. This lush uniquely textured foundation delivers ultimate hydration while instantly revitalizing dull and dry skin. Smooth and even application yields a medium buildable coverage with a natural-satin finish. It’s paired with Studio Sculpt Concealer, which provides full-coverage that never becomes dry and cakey with a gel-based cream formula slips onto skin, effortlessly hiding imperfections.

“Studio Sculpt Foundation has fused new advancements in technology with innovative plant-based extracts to create a lush, luxurious new cream-gel foundation that delivers comfortable, weightless and flawless coverage,” says Nick Gavrelis, MAC’s Vice President of Global Product Development. “Makeup artists and women customers alike can easily achieve blendable medium coverage, with a luminous, satiny finish.”

Gordon Espinet, MAC’s Vice President of Global Makeup Artistry shares this application tip for the non-professional user: “Begin with a pea size amount on the back of your hand, and use any foundation brush to apply onto hydrated skin. Mix in a bit of your favorite moisturizer (try Strobe Cream or Strobe Liquid), which will create a sheer, luminous finish that makes skin appear to be candlelit. Use any MAC concealer over areas that need additional coverage.”

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STUDIO SCULPT SPF 15 FOUNDATION
NC 15, NC 20, NC 25, NC 30, NC 35, NC 37, NC 40, NC 42, NC 44, NC 45,NC 50, NC 55, NW15, NW20, NW25, NW30, NW35, NW40, NW43,NW45, NW47, NW50, NW55
Suggested Retail Price: $28.00

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STUDIO SCULPT CONCEALER
NC 15, NC 20, NC 30, NC 35, NC 42, NC 45, NC 50, NW15, NW20, 25, NW30, NW35, NW40, NW45, NW50
Suggested Retail Price: $16.50

191 FOUNDATION BRUSH
Large, flat, square shaped synthetic-fibre brush with a fine, firm edge for distribution and blending of liquid, emulsion or cream products on the face or body.
Suggested Retail Price: $32.00

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195 CONCEALER BRUSH
Flexible, synthetic flat brush with slight pointed tip for application and blending of all concealer formulas and other emollient products.
Suggested Retail Price: $22.00

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PREP + PRIME SKIN
Suggested Retail Price: $23.00

Available February 7, 2009 at all MAC locations and at maccosmetics.com.

Kim Kardashian’s Tips For Making Makeup Last

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On her blog, Kim Kardashian shares a few tips on making your makeup last and keeping it looking fresh all day:

It’s definitely hard to keep up your makeup all day. I touch up throughout the day. Using a primer always helps keep the foundation fresh. I use Smashbox primer.

I keep a translucent powder with me in my purse and put it on with a blush brush to get rid of the foundation getting oily.

In order to keep your eyeshadow on all day, apply a MAC paint to the lid then apply shadow on top!

The key to fresh makeup is just bringing the essentials with you to touch up throughout the day!

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

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The Skin Diva Catches The Attention of The Philadelphia Inquirer

phila+inquirer+spa+photo The Skin Diva Catches The Attention of The Philadelphia Inquirer

Remember last week when I told you about Linda Harding’s Hit The Ground Running esthetician’s workshop? Well, the Philadelphia Inquirer got wind of her genius idea and .

Linda emailed me with the link, and here’s the hilarious thing…my beauty obsessed aunt (who introduced me to the Schick Intuition razor and who recently treated me to a “day of wellness” at Terme Di Aroma spa) is quoted in the article.

Small world, right?

Photo: Philadelphia Inquirer

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