I’ve always secretly envied those chic women who don’t check bags. While I’m trudging through the airport, dragging luggage that’s bursting at the seams, these low-maintenance ladies breezily float past me, clutching the cutest carryons.
I always find myself marveling at how they manage to fit all of their beauty essentials in such a small bag. And with the current TSA regulations, where are they finding all of their personal care products in three-ounce-or-less sizes?
Well, I think I’ve found the answer to this conundrum – and hit the motherload at the same time. Grab a pen, ladies, and take copious notes. Minimus.biz is the secret to packing light. They offer several hundred travel-size items in stock. Their inventory list continues to grow, with the help of customers’ input – and their products are out of this world (some have even gone up to the International Space Station)!
Spoiled Pretty Tip: Minimus has a blog where they post about their products, coupon codes, and stories/photos submitted from customers.
The top five reasons to wash your face with T’Fivve Moisturizing Facial Cleansing Foam:
5) The rich foam gently melts away makeup and pollutants
4) Doesn’t strip the skin’s natural hydration
3) Helps maintain normal pH balance
2) After cleansing, your face feels refreshed, not dry or tight
1) Because I said so (and because it’s one of the best cleansers I’ve used in a very long time)
T’Five Moisturizing Facial Cleansing Foam contains Bergamot Fruit Oil, to act as an anti-bacterial; Orange Peel Oil to smoothe skin; Lemon Peel Oil softens; and Ylang Ylang Oil controls sebum production.
If you have very dry and sensitive skin – like mine – you’ll give T’Fivve Moisturizing Facial Cleansing Foam five enthusiastic thumbs up.
Available at skinscientifica.com and skinstore.com.
One of the perks of having a beauty blog is that I get free products to test and review. So while my trips to the makeup counters, drugstores, and beauty boutiques are less frequent than in the past – once in a while, a product makes such an impression on me that I’ll gladly reach into my wallet. Urban Decay Lip Envy is one such product (I heart the ‘Envious’ shade).
This stain provides a long-lasting wash of color that dries to a semi-matte finish. Swipe it on lips for a “I just ate a popsicle – aren’t I cute?” look. Or layer it for a deep, inky stain.
Lip Envy comes in inkwell-esque packaging, and has a delicate vanilla scent.
Spoiled Pretty tip: after applying Lip Envy (in Envious) to lips, add lip balm, for a natural look; or layer clear gloss on top, for a sexy lacquered effect. Either way, you’ll make every girl in the room pink with envy!
In October 2007, Ursula Augustine of About pHace Rittenhouse Studio worked her makeup magic on bride, Kia Floyd-Murrell. Now see Ursula’s beautiful handiwork on page 16 of Essence Magazine’s February 2008 issue!
Ursula is one of Philadelphia’s most in-demand makeup artists, and Spoiled Pretty had an opportunity to chat with her a few months back. To hear more about Ursula – or learn how you can score an appointment with this rising star – check out the interview.
Elle and Eufora hair care are developing a new all-natural clarifying shampoo, and they need your help deciding what to call it! Come up with the perfect name, and you’ll not only see your idea printed on thousands of bottles (launching in May), but Eufora will donate $500 to the environmental charity of your choice and give you a Eufora product gift basket worth $500.
All entries are due by February 1st, 2008. One entry per day allowed. Click here to enter.
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Typical lip plumpers are a little one note – don’t ya think? A bee stung mouth covered in gooey gloss screams, “These aren’t my real lips!” Luckily, DuWop has the answered your plump pout prayers.
Prime Venom is a matte finish plumping lip balm infused with the Lip Venom formula that also works as a lip primer. This matte balm leaves conditions lips while acting as a primer to help lipsticks go on smoother and last longer – as well as plumping the lips for a matte finish pout. It also flushes the lips with natural color, so that you don’t have to wear lipstick at all if you choose not to.
Prime Venom contains macadamia nut oil, prized for its long lasting, moisturizing properties and the now famous blend of essential oils including cinnamon, ginger, and wintergreen that put plumpers on the map.
Prime Venom is available exclusively at Sephora.