Friday, September 08, 2006

A Week of Gloss - Day 4

Rimmel Vinyl Lip is cheap and cheerful!

This brand developed in England has a brilliant shine, great colour and is long lasting! It comes in a selection of colours with tongue in cheek names likes Snog, Eastend Snob and Pucka. My colour is Velocity - a deep plum.

You just cannot go wrong with these little bargain glosses.

A little insider scoop - Kate Moss, the face of Rimmel, lived in my home town in England!

$5.69 USD $6.49 CDN
Available at London Drugs, Walgreens and

Shop the Buy One, Get One Free sale at, inc.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

A Week of Gloss - Day 3

Today I will be talking about another favourite lipgloss of mine…NARS. The colour I wear is Stella which is a muted raspberry colour and I LOVE IT!

NARS lip gloss is smooth in texture, never goopy or sticky and wears really well. It provides brilliant shine and beautiful color every time! Perfect alone or over any lipstick for a more dramatic, sexy look.

Sephora sent out a call to all beauty addicts to vote for their fav products. I did so and was happy to see many of my picks being winners. 150,000 people completed and sent in their ballets and the winner for best lipgloss was NARS in Orgasm!

Another great gloss for you to try!

$23.00 USD $28.00 CDN
Available at Sephora and Holt Renfrew

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

A Week of Gloss - Day 2

I love Juicy Tubes don't you? I just cannot get enough of them. I think I have about 10 now and I use them all!

Did you know that there are actually a couple of different types of Juicy Tubes? There are Juicy Tubes, Juicy Tubes Jelly, Juicy Tubes Plump, Juicy Tubes Smoothie, Juicy Tubes Pop and maybe more that I am not aware of!

Juicy Tubes are packaged in handy little tubes with a a slanted tip applicator. They provide a shimmering transparent shine but with a hint of colour. They feel great when they are on and can be worn alone or over a lipstick to give an extra shine. Just pop one into your purse and reapply whenever you need to.

My #1 fav colour is Miracle which is a light pink but there are many, many colours to choose from.

Congratulations to Lancome as their Juicy Tubes won the 2006 Beauty Awards for best lipgloss!

$16.50 USD $21.00 CDN Available at, The Bay, and online at:, Inc.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

A Week of Gloss - Day 1

I first spotted LipFusion whilst shopping at Sephora. I was looking for a great gloss and saw a selection of ones that that would plump my lips. I had never heard of such a thing – lips looking fuller but without a needle, it can’t possibly work I thought!

I tested a couple and really liked the LipFusion Color Shine. The product smelt sweet like candy – delicious! When I applied it there was not the stinging/burning I felt with the other plumpers. My lips looked wet and shiny but did not feel sticky. After a few moments my lips looked and felt fuller and also really moisturized.

That day I purchased LipFusion Color Shine in the color Sweet and have been loving it ever since! It’s perfect for wearing on its own or applying over my fav lipsticks to give that extra glam look.

How does it work? LipFusion’s patented technology dehydrates the collagen molecule into tiny microspheres that can infiltrate lip tissue and then search for the body’s natural water to rehydrate up to 50 times their size, creating a mild "swelling" of the lip tissue and a beautiful full-out pout. Lips are fuller, smoother and the results can last up to 48 hours!

On May 5, 2006 in New York City, LipFusion was announced as winning the CEW award for Lip Product of the Year. This is huge! All award finalists and winners are selected by CEW members, industry insiders and experts in the field of beauty. Since CEW members are considered to be the real insider's, a CEW Beauty Award is regarded as the industry's highest honor.

LipFusion Color comes in 10 sheer colors so there is bound to be one or more to take your fancy.

$38 USD $49 CDN Available at and

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Monday, September 04, 2006

A Week of Gloss

Hello all! Starting tomorrow (and until Sunday) I will be writing about my favourite lip glosses - and there are quite a few! So stayed tuned.