Clarisonic Recall

clarisonic Clarisonic Recall
Do you have a Clarisonic Skin Care Brush purchased prior to July 2007?

letter Clarisonic RecallClarisonic is voluntarily recalling Clarisonic handles and chargers in response to product safety concerns. The issue is limited to the product’s internal components, not to its effect on the skin. In some instances, the Clarisonic handle or charger can overheat, with the potential for injury or even catching fire. While there are no reports of serious injury or property damage, and the reported incidence rate has been less than 1 in 10,000, they are choosing to act with caution. If you believe you have a problem Clarisonic handle or charger, please do not use it. Unplug the charger, and leave the handle in the charger.

Clarisonic will replace your Clarisonic handle and charger at no cost to you.

To find out if your Clarisonic is affected, click here.

What’s The Scoop?

nail scoop Whats The Scoop?I love nail polish. But to be honest – I don’t wear it all that often because I’m too lazy/busy to do them myself or to go get them done. So nine times out of ten, you’ll see me with bare nails.

Because I sport nekkid nails so often, one of my pet peeves is gunk under my fingernails. Anytime I’m playing the waiting game or trying to kill time, I find myself picking at my nails – making sure they’re not embarrassing me.

I used to think that orange sticks were great, but you really don’t know what you’re missing until you’ve tried the Sephora Brand Nail Scoop Cleaner. It’s got this miniature scoop on the one end that really gets under nails and removes every little bit of debris. Quickly and easily. It’s one of those beauty implements that makes you think, “What did I ever do without this in my life?”

$14 at Sephora

Carissa’s Bridal Makeup Must-Haves: Day 2

Carissa Carissas Bridal Makeup Must Haves: Day 2
Carissa, writer and editor of Hooked On Beauty and professional makeup artist has this tip for brides-to-be:

Kett Hydro Foundation Carissas Bridal Makeup Must Haves: Day 2Perfect skin is essential, and Kett Cosmetics’ Hydro Foundation is what I use to achieve the skin we all wish we had. It’s designed for HDTV, so the close up shots won’t reveal anything you don’t want it to.

To learn more about Carissa and her services, visit

PS – Don’t forget to enter the Ultimate Bridal Beauty Basket giveaway!

A Spoiled Pretty Wedding

daneen bride A Spoiled Pretty Wedding
It’s Bridal Beauty Week at Spoiled Pretty, so it’s only fair that I share some pics with you of my own nuptials last June. You might also notice that pink and green was my color palette. If anything, I’m consistent.

My makeup artist, Jackie, was the best! If you’re the Philadelphia area and looking for a professional makeup artist for your wedding or special event, let me know and I will be happy to pass along her contact info.

Enjoy the show!

PS – Don’t forget to enter the Ultimate Bridal Beauty Basket giveaway!

Get The Leona Lewis Look

Every morning, while I get ready for work, I tune to the Weather Channel – to figure out what I’m going to wear, and how I’m going to wear my hair (no need fussing with it if rain or humidity is going to render it limp or frizzy). Then I flip to VH1 for some background noise. Recently, without fail, just as I’m about to head out the door, Leona Lewis appears on my screen to serenade me with her hit, “Bleeding Love.” The last few days, I have switched from being mesmerized by her voice to being totally obsessed with her makeup.

I’ve performed one exhaustive search after another trying to find out which products she used for the video, but turned up empty-handed. I did manage to track down her makeup artist’s website.

JaneBradley Get The Leona Lewis LookJane Bradley has more than 15 years of experience under her makeup tool-belt, and her work with Leona Lewis has put her career on the fast track.

Her website’s blog doesn’t divulge the products used in the “Bleeding Love” video, but it does offer some of Jane’s techniques and favorite products.

For Leona’s February 2008 Harper’s Bazaar shoot, Jane used shades of black and brown on the eyes and kept everything else skin toned – even the lips. This look worked well with all the rather theatrical clothes that Alison Edmond (fashion director Harper’s Bazaar) had chosen. This look draws all the attention to the eyes which looks very seductive. Jane opted for a nude shade lipstick instead of a gloss to make it look more editorial and recommends shades by MAC in High Tea and Nars lip shades in Belle du Jour and Dolce Vita. If your natural lip colour is quite strong try rubbing in a little foundation or concealer before the lipstick. Jane also discovered a great lip pencil recently by ModelCo in Erase which may also help neutralise very pink lips.

In complete contrast, the shoot for You Magazine was another story altogether. This time the clothes were very feminine and girly with lots of long hippy inspired prints and flowing fabrics (summer’s going to be divine!) Jane and Leona decided to go for simple yet dramatic flirty eyes; no clever shading or strong eye shadow here, just lots of individual false lashes applied both to the top and bottom eyelids to give the freshest dreamiest eyes ever. Leona’s favourite colour, pink, was used to gently add colour to the cheeks using Daniel Sandler’s Watercolour blush in Icing. Lips were enhanced using lip balm and a slick of Bobbi Brown lipstick in Pale Pink.

Here are some of Jane’s beloved beauty products:

*Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage concealer compact
*Laura Mercier Secret Brightener (use it under the eyes before foundation then followed by the concealer; it has an iridescent hue which bounces light off the dark area giving extra help for really stubborn eye bags)
*Products from The Organic Pharmacy
*Products from the Stella McCartney Care organic skincare line

Jane also has an instructional DVD called , in which she shows how to apply make-up correctly, dispels myths and reveals tricks she uses on celebrities and models. To check out a clip, click here.

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