Thursday, February 28, 2008

Lancôme’s Thakoon Lipstick Pixel Pink

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I have mentioned the Lancôme Pout-à-Porter series before. The last lipstick in the series is the Thakoon Pixel Pink. It sold out in record time online. I think it is really do to an incredible marketing campaign. They really know how to launch a product!




Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Must Try Guerlain Products

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Once upon a time I was lucky to receive a Guerlain treatment and makeover. I was complaining to the makeup artist about how chapped my lips were and how terrible the winters in Chicago can be for my lips. He recommended the Divinora Lip Balm and I have been using it religiously ever since. It goes on like a thick layer of protection and it is incredibly effective. If you have dry chapped lips you must try this!

Guerlain Orchidee Imperiale Eye and Lip Contour is rich and decadent. I went to a spa a few months back where I got a facial. They did some skin analysis and told me that the area around my eye is aging faster than most people my age. I think perhaps it is because I squint quite a lot. This serves as a great excuse to indulge in luxurious eye creams and designer sunglasses. I have tried many and this is definitely one of my favorites!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Saks Beauty Event

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Saks Fifth Avenue ageless beauty 101 begins Thursday in stores and will run through Saturday, March 8. You can check it out online now! Spend $100 on cosmetics or fragrances and you will be rewarded with a delux gift with purchase. The terry bag (shown in three colors below), a travel toothbrush, a terry headband, plus deluxe samples of Annick Goutal Petite Cherie fragrance, Chloé fragrance, Clinique High Impact Mascara, Estee Lauder Ultimate Youth Creme, Laura Mercier Lip Plumper, Fekkai Glossing Cream, Technician Mask or Technician Shampoo.

Tempting as it is, that's not all! Most of your favorite counters also have some great gift with purchases going on. Bobbi Brown, CHANEL, Chantecaille, Clinique, Dior, Givenchy, Guerlain, Lancome, La Praire, Laura Mercier, Molton Brown, My Blend Sisley Paris, Trish McEvoy, and YSL are participating in the event. If your hair and skin are in need of pampering then you should stop by Bliss, Cellcosmet, Clarins, Cle de Peau Beuate, Erno Laszlo, Estee Lauder, Fekkai, Fresh, Freeze 24/7, Kanebo, Kiehl's, Orlane, Phyto, Prevage, Revive, and SK-II.


I will recommend a few of my favorites for you to try out on your upcoming beauty binge!


Sunday, February 24, 2008

Red Dresses On The Red Carpet

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Watching the red carpet I was really impressed with Anne Hathaway. While red dresses were ubiquitous, Anne truly stood out in her red dress. In a sea of spray tans, Anne stayed true to herself. She looked so elegant and classically beautiful. I love her dress, I love her hair, I love her makeup and I love her skin. She looked absolutely gorgeous. It is also refreshing that she has distanced herself from the bad behavior of the young Hollywood "It" girls. She is the perfect choice for the face of a Lancome perfume, don't you think?



Wednesday, February 20, 2008

LID NEON- Electric Colors by POP Beauty

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This new POP Beauty palette is definitely different, but is different always a good thing? The rainbow brite colors just aren't wearable for most people. It actually looks like watercolors. What do you think? Is it crazy good or crazy bad?






Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Rocker Hearts

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I know that some people think it is a total waste of money to pay for manicures and pedicures, but it is totally worth it for me. I can't paint my own nails without slopping and sloshing the varnish everywhere; plus I love the feeling of being pampered. Then I get a quick shoulder and back massage while I wait for my nails to dry. Bliss...Pure Bliss!

This last week I considered going for navy, but I shied away in the end. It felt too trendy and not in a I'm fashion forward way. It felt more I'm trendy in a "I'm trying too hard" way. I have seen some girls wearing it and it looks great, but I just couldn't do it. I guess I still remember buying a set of three polishes from the GAP when I was in middle school that had navy blue, green, and purple. (Yes that's right at the GAP. Surprising I know, but true.)

I found a fashion forward nail that I think is cute and fashion forward and I am a little shocked that I like it so much. Look at the super cute rocker hearts on the nails from the Jayson Brunsdon Autumn/Winter Collection. Normally hearts look cute and adolescent (in a Juicy Couture track suit way) and not high fashion. However, the Jayson Brusdon look actually comes off looking romantic, fashion-forward, and rocker- chic. (I think the smoky eyes and finger-less gloves help to make the rocker hearts). I could see Serena rocking this look on Gossip Girl....What do you think? Is it wearable?






Monday, February 18, 2008

The Miracle Potion That Is Moroccan Oil

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I went to a trade show last year and found a miracle product. I had been walking around for hours and my feet and shoulders were aching from lugging around products and press kits. I was having a terrible hair day and all I wanted to do was sit down. That is when I was beckoned over to experience the amazing transformational power of Moroccan Oil. I have to admit the only reason why I agreed to let him use me as his guniea pig was because it involved me sitting down and having someone else try and tame my frizzy, dry, ridiculously unmanagable hair. The result? Smooth, shiny hair that looked like I just walked out of a salon, or a Pantene commercial, which ever fits. So, why wait so long to share? The bottle got lost and I stumbled upon it again today. It was easy to forget because unfortunately they are running a small operation and it isn't as readily available as one would wish. Anyway, try it. You won't regret it!