While accompanying my mom on a recent trip to the Willow Grove Mall, I found myself drawn – like a moth to a flame – to the NARS counter at Bloomingdale’s.
I was beyond thrilled to have finally hunted down the elusive Galapagos Eye Shadow, which was sold out at the first four stores I had visited. Before ringing me up, the saleswoman asked if my order was complete. I said yes, but then my eyes were seduced by the beauty of Babe Lip Gloss. It took me all of 30 seconds to decide that my lips would look delicious drenched in its sheer, fruit-punch red goodness.
I’ve worn Babe every day since, and I’m enamored. Punch drunk love, I call it.
NARS is available at Amazon.com, Bloomingdale’s, Blue Mercury, Lord and Taylor, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Sephora.
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This afternoon, I received an email from my girl Tess, over at . Tess told me that Troy Jensen, makeup artist to the Pussycat Dolls, had just called from the set of the music video shoot for their new single, “When I Grow Up.”
In the video, Nicole Scherzinger will be wearing Three Custom Color’s Light Brights Lipstick in Palladium. The dolls loved the shades so much that Troy requested a set of all four shades for each of them!
Check out the June 2008 issue of The Beauty Ideal, The Beauty Blog Network’s online beauty magazine. This month, Jamie Allison Sanders is at the helm; she and the other contributors are sharing some foolproof ways to look and feel fabulous this summer.
It’s that time of year again. Time to bite the bullet and bare some skin. Now that the weather is getting warmer, you can’t get away with a perfunctory shave. You know, the one where you sloppily run the razor over your legs – missing whole patches of skin; you shave just enough so that you don’t offend your man, or resemble a Wooly Mammoth. Well, now that hemlines are getting shorter and long sleeves give way to tanks, you need to invest a little more thought, time and energy into your method of hair removal.
Have I got the razor for you. You absolutely must try Venus Embrace, Gillette’s new shaving system – with five blades surrounded by a ‘protective ribbon of moisture.’
The pivoting head allows the blades to stay in constant contact with the skin, even around nick-prone areas like knees and ankles. The soft grip handle provides increased control in the shower, and the razor comes with this super cool ‘ShowerPod’ that suctions to the tile and conveniently stores the razor and extra blades.
A lot of information, I realize…but here’s the bottom line: right now, I’m proud to say that my armpits haven’t been this smooth or hair-free since before I hit puberty. I’m amazed.
I am so excited by the Venus Embrace that I want to share the smoothness with all of you. So this week, 15 lucky readers will win a Venus Embrace Shaving System, plus Satin Care Alluring Avocado Shave Gel (which is intensely moisturizing and has a light, fresh scent)!
To enter, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your full name. The subject line should read “Venus Embrace Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, June 8th. Winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, June 9th, I’ll announce the winners’ names. Please, only one entry per person; duplicate entries will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. & Canadian residents only.
Like many women, one of my favorite shopping destinations is Marshalls. I could spend a few hours in Marshalls – and I have, on many occasions. I take my time combing the racks, so I’m sure not to miss any hidden treasures. When other women approach my aisle, I get territorial and send out subliminal messages – warning them not to disrupt my flow. I even scour the racks that aren’t my size, because sometimes shoppers are sneaky and hide things so they can come back and snatch them up. And let’s not even get into how the adrenaline courses through my veins when I find a designer piece on the clearance rack! I’m getting all excited just thinking about it.
Just when I thought I couldn’t love Marshalls any more, they go and surprise me. All new Marshalls stores and over 20 select locations across the country now feature The CUBE, an in-store boutique with a collection of contemporary fashion.
Intended for young women who are looking for trendy, yet sophisticated styles, this ‘boutique within a store,’ presents the hot trends from all the departments in the store – including apparel, shoes, handbags and jewelry…so it’s easy to shop and accessorize. And rather than being arranged by size, apparel in the CUBE is organized by style, so shoppers can find what they’re looking for and create a stylish, head-to-toe outfit more easily.
Click here for more info, and to see if there’s a CUBE near you.