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A pair of these show-stopping and dramatic, widely braided sandals are sure to add some spice to those hot summer nights. The edgy trimmed straps are seductively laced together and uncover just enough skin. This just might be the perfect summer sandal.
Enter to win a pair of the Lucky Strike heels (in black) by leaving a message in the comments section. Make sure to leave your email or another way for me to get in touch, just in case you get lucky.
Contest is open to U.S. and Canadian residents! The giveaway ends at noon (EST) on Friday, May 28, 2010. Good luck!
Don’t be fooled by its putty-like texture. It applies like a dream, leaving skin so satiny soft that you’ll wonder exactly how you lived your life before this product came into existence. The primer easily disguises pores and wrinkles, and imparts a matte finish. So if the summer heat and humidity turns your mug into an oil slick, you’d be a brainy beauty to invest in a jar of this pink magic.
L’Oreal Studio Secrets Professional Magic Perfecting Base is intended to be worn in tandem with your favorite tinted moisturizer or foundation. But if you’re having a low-maintenance kind of day, just apply a little to bare skin and it gives you a you-but-better look.
The formula is 100% oil- and fragrance-free, non-comedogenic and non-acnegenic – so even the most sensitive skins should tolerate this product.
Just proof, once again, that it doesn’t take a million bucks to look like, well, a million bucks. L’Oreal Studio Secrets Professional Magic Perfecting Base is this Recessionista’s Fabuless Pick of the Week.
This just in from WWD:
MAC Cosmetics is teaming up with Disney to create a limited edition color collection, intended to launch globally in late September in all MAC locations. The products will feature four Disney characters, on which the brand is keeping mum at the moment — although with a collection name of Venomous Villains, it is assumed that we’re not talking Donald Duck and Minnie Mouse here. Lipstick, powder, lip gloss and blush shades will be sold, ranging in price from $12 to $29.50.
Are you as excited for this collection as I am?!?! You just know the packaging is going to be off the chain. What I can’t wait for is the shade names.
I’ve got so many ideas…
Perhaps a lipstick or Lipglass in Cruella Crimson? Or some fantabulous new concealer inspired by The Lion King’s Scar? There are a whole bunch you can take from Sleeping Beauty…like a gothic, compact purse mirror that pays homage to Maleficent or a raven black eyeliner named Diablo. The Little Mermaid (my favorite Disney animated film eva) also provides a plethora of product possibilities. What about an double-ended eyeliner called Flotsam and Jetsam? Or maybe a palette of poor unfortunate shadows? And can’t you just picture a juicy, red nail polish that no beauty – sleeping or otherwise – could resist? I’d call it Ambien Apple.
What do you think of this collection? Do the Disney Princesses deserve a collection too? Any clever product/name suggestions for MAC?
Click here for a Venomous Villains video teaser.
Fragrance: A sensuous floral
* Top: Juicy Pear, Granny Smith Apple, Dewy Freesia
* Mid: Tiger Orchid, Jasmine Petals, Honeysuckle
* Base: Cashmere Woods, Creamy Musk, Precious Woods
Bottle: Pretty in Pink! Baby is a quintessential girlie girl in a pink on pink polka dot bikini with ruched top and string bottom. A few Plumeria flowers nestled in her hair add the finishing touch to her super Kawaii ensemble.
Fragrance: A dewy floral
* Top: Crisp Mandarin, Wet Neroli, Bright Sunflower
* Mid: White Poppy, Living Valencia, Orange Flower, Jasmine Absolute
* Base: Soft Musk, Rich Vetiver, Creamy Birch Woods
Bottle: Leader of the pack!
Reminiscent of one of her stage costumes, G wears a tuxedo bandeau bikini top and for a pop of color, turquoise boy short bottoms. Her sweet headband is adorned with a mix of tropical Plumeria flowers.
Fragrance: A creamy musk
* Top: Coconut Water, Mandarin, Bergamot
* Mid: White Peach, Heliotrope, Exotic Tiare Flower, Orange Flower
* Base: Vanilla Bean, Tonka, Skin Musk, Creamy Sandalwood
Each collectible eau de toilette (10 mL) retails for $30. The fragrances are available at Macys, Nordstrom, Sephora, macys.com, sephora.com. But as summer tans fade and leaves begin to fall the Sunshine Cuties will be making their departure.
Spoiled Pretty and Coty Prestige want to make sure that you get them before they sail off into the sunset, so we’ve partnered for a giveaway. One lucky reader will win the entire set of Sunshine Cuties – worth $150!
To enter the giveaway, leave a message in the comments section. Make sure to leave your email or another way for me to get in touch, just in case you get lucky.
Contest is open to U.S. residents only. The giveaway ends at noon (EST) on Monday, May 24, 2010. Good luck!
Got a question for Mario? Email your makeup and skin care queries to email@example.com, and check back next Monday to read Mario’s expert advice!
Nina (Jovan Satisfaction for Women)
Terra H. (Celine Dion Sensational)
And stay tuned for Spoiled Pretty’s next giveaway announcement, which is just a few hours away!
You know that line, “Break yourself, fool!” from Superbad? Well, my hair was taking that euphemism literally.
My hair has been delicate, dry, and damaged – thanks to 25 years of chemical relaxers and a recent dependence on hot tools. As a result of my hair abuse, my ends were breaking off left and right. Every time I brushed or styled my hair, it was a sorry sight – little, broken hairs all over my shirt, bathroom counter and floor. Every day, I was pulling a Jay-Z and brushing my shoulders off.
My hair was, basically, breaking off as quickly as it was growing – which explains why my hair hasn’t gotten longer in the past seven years. And let me tell you…it was like salt in the wounds when a well-meaning friend suggested I “grow my hair out.”
Obviously, if I stopped straightening, blow drying and using a flat iron on my hair, it would be in much better shape. But let’s get real – that’s not going to happen. Lucky for me, Pantene solved my catch 22 conundrum by developing a line of products that spoke to my issue. Seriously, the product description reads like it should have been prefaced with “Yo…listen up, Daneen.”
I’ve been using this shampoo/conditioner combo for the past two months and have noticed a decrease in shedding. I’m hoping that if I keep this up – and lay off the ole flat iron a bit – mermaid hair might be in my future. I’ve always dreamed of mermaid hair…
Anyway, if you’re like me and you want to put the breaks on hair breakage, I recommend you give these products a try.*
*I believe Pantene is doing some re-formulation and discontinuing these products, so they are a little bit hard to find. Online shopping would be your best bet.
In support of Breast Cancer Awareness, Kim Kardashian is inviting her most trusted advisors – her fans – to help her design the look of the new rollerball edition of her signature fragrance, debuting this October. Participants will have one week to create and submit a design inspired by Kim to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kim will then choose the top three designs, which will be displayed on Kim’s website, and her fans will vote on their favorite. The winning design will launch at select retailers in October 2010. 10% of the proceeds will benefit Young Survival Coalition – the premier global organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer – helping fans give back to a worthy cause when they purchase the new rollerball scent. The grand prize winner will also get the chance to spend the day with Kim and discover how her custom design becomes a reality. (more…)
Stila’s got a new crush: Raspberry Crush Lip & Cheek Stain ($24).
The newest member of the la Crush familia delivers a pop of vibrant pink to your lips and cheeks.
Packed with good for you ingredients and a touch of subtle shimmer, this sheer raspberry-rich formula creates a healthy, glowing flush of youth. Infused with naturally staining raspberry extracts, this sweetly-scented wonder reacts to your personal pH levels to create your perfect vibrant pink shade every time. This juicy formula works as a blush and a lip tint – leaving a pretty pop of color that compliments your fresh summer skin.
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