Saturday, September 23, 2006

Tropical Breezes Have Blown In

The Jaqua Sisters have once again produced a fun beauty kit that all ladies will love! Celebrities like Rebecca Gayheart, Kristen Bell and Lacey Chabert are grabbing them up.

This Pink Coral Casino Kit is a wonderfully exotic and relaxing destination for body, mind and spirit. The 'Spa Paradise for Lady Luck' invites all who need rejuvenation and transformation to enter, unwind and escape!

The kit contains Passion Fruit Cocktail Luscious Lotion - containing aloe, papaya, mango, kiwi and passionflower extracts as well as vitamins A and E.

Pink Champagne Shower Syrup. A fabulous body wash cocktail with vitamins E, A and B5 and extracts of grape seed and ginseng for soft and hydrated skin. The wonderfully light and floral Pink Champagne fragrance will make you feel like celebrating!

Pina Colada Exfoliating Body Polish - A must for soft skin, our hydrating, fine-grained natural sugar scrub is made with pineapple, kiwi, mango, coconut, passionflower, and aloe extracts, and loaded with skin - soothing oils such as kukui nut, macadamia nut, sesame and sweet almond to give your skin a silky smooth polish.

$42.00 USD www.jaquabeauty.com

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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Fall In Love

I first became aware of Stila whilst on a trip to San Francisco in 1997. I wanted a new makeup look and so popped into Nordstrom to check out their amazing selection of glamour goodies. Immediately I was drawn to Stila's funky packaging and great colours and I seem to remember coming home with several items. I have been a customer ever since!

Stila recently launched their Fall 2006 Collection "Fall In Love". With eye shadow trios, blush duos, lip glazes, and all over shimmer liquid luminizer, you almost feel that you are surrounded cascading autumn leaves.

The Blush Duo in Sugarloaf is the perfect delicate cheek combo of warm and soft peach tones that blend together naturally to provide you with that perfect (chilly day) rosy glow.

The Blush Duo is a limited edition so grab it whilst you can!

$30.00 USD www.stilacosmetics.com

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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Beauty Products for the Urban Princess

October sees the launch of Principessa’s new award winning product Bianco Breeze. This hair and body powder won best new product at the EX•TRACTS show in New York this past August.

Featuring a unique blend of cornstarch, calendula and aloe and infused with a soft scent, this refreshing treat is talc free and designed to keep you shower fresh all day. I cannot wait for it to come out so I can try it!

Principessa is a brand that I think you are going to be hearing a lot about. With their gorgeously fragrant products and pink signature packaging, they are going to be in high demand!

Wanna try a sample of some of their products before you buy? No problem! Principessa has purse sized samples for purchase, ranging from $4 USD / $5 CDN to $9 USD / $10.50 CDN.

Check out Principessa’s cool website for beauty tips, fun wallpapers and recipes for pink cocktails!

$22 UDS $24 CDN
www.principessabeauty.com

Here a Wrinkle There a Wrinkle

I was recently sent a tube of CoverToxTen50™ Wrinkle Therapy Concealer by Physicians Formula to try. I am starting to really get some deeper wrinkles around my eyes and have always had darker shadows under them so I was excited to try this product.

I was a bit skeptical about what it claimed:
10 minutes - Over 50% visible wrinkle reduction
10 hours - Up to 52% visible dark circle reduction
10 days - 77% visible dark circle reduction


Well the only way to prove or disprove this theory is to put it to the test! Here is my review of CoverToxTen.

I had to give it a good squeeze to get the product flowing through the brush, which of course I then squeezed too much out. Using my finger I spread a small amount under my eye and on my eyelid and gently blended as directed.

It felt very light and creamy and almost like a powder once it was blended. It did not gather in my lines or look obvious even after several hours.

There was barely a fragrance from the product which was great as it would have made my eyes water.

I could not believe it but it actually DID soften the lines under my eyes and the dark circles were definitely masked.

It has been a couple of weeks of using it daily and I guess it is making my circles look lighter in colour but I am not 100% sure. I guess I'll keep using and keep you posted.

Packaging:
Its a slim plastic tube almost like a long lipgloss. It has a screw on cap that protects a brush applicator.

Colours Comes in these shades:
Soft Yellow - this is the one I used
Fair Light
Natural Light
Medium Beige

I was checking out MakeupAlley and what they had to say and it seems that the fair light is really light and isn't that good. Soft yellow seems to be the biggest hit with users as it covers the dark circles and assists with the wrinkles.

I think for the price it is a great deal and if you don't like it, it's not the end of the world.

Cost: $8.95 USD or $14.79 CDN

Where to Buy: Walgreens, CVS, London Drugs, Walmart

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Monday, September 18, 2006

There's No Bee In Bumble

Bumble and Bumble has been in business since 1977 and is used and sold in top salons all over the world. I have been an addict for many years and swear by their shampoos and conditioners.

Hair Powder is a product that peeked my interest. Ideal for the gal that needs to wash her hair daily due to it going flat from a greasy scalp (that's me!). By applying this product you gain instant fullness and it will absorb extra oils found on your scalp. Available in 5 shades, Hair Powder will enhance your own colour temporarily. If you have visible roots but aren't going to your colourist for a while this a great quick fix!

Hair Powder comes in these shades:
Blondish - good for darker blonde, golden, honey or caramel coloured hair
Brown - good for chocolate, mahogany & chestnut shades
Red - good for all shades of red hair
Black - good for inky brown, asian, hispanic coloured hair

1oz $23.00USD
4.4oz $40.00 USD
available at
Strawberry Cosmetics (USA) Ltd.


FREE HAIRCUT
Would you like a free haircut and live in New York City? The Bumble and Bumble University, a graduate school for top hairdressers around the world, is accepting applications for hair models. If you are interested, go to the website: http://www.bbumodelproject.com/signup/

Bumble and Bumble University
415 West 13th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10014
1.866.7BUMBLE

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Top-of-the-Charts

Once again Benefit is the top-of-the-charts with their new product Some Kind-a Gorgeous. This little record compact in its record player box is so cute and original - it will grab your full attention!

It is an oil-free, translucent, foundation-like product that feels so silky and lightweight - you'd think that you were not smoothing anything onto your face!



I was amazed that this universal shade could blend in so flawlessly to my extra pale skin. It evened out my skin tone and looked really great. It lasted throughout the day and never caked or got into my creases.

It comes with a nice thin sponge which is great for applying this cream-to-powder, or you can apply with fingertips.

I definitely recommend this foundation faker to anyone who does not like the feel of foundation but wants that even skin tone appearance that you get from foundation.

$26.00 USD $32.00 CDN
Available from Sephora or as of November in Canada The Bay, Sephora and Shoppers Drugmart (Mount Pleasant, Queen’s Quay, Sheppard Center, The Glebe, Woodbridge)
www.benefitcosmetics.com

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Jeepers Creeps, Where Did You Get Those Peepers?

Today is all about the eyes and what delicious eyeshadows are out there to bring attention to your windows to the soul.

Below are some items that you may or may not be aware of. Now and in the near future, I am going to try and introduce to you items that are hot sellers are well as some newer items on the market that I think will be hot items.


Fresh Roman Holiday Eye Shadow Palette
Containing six gorgeous shades in a sleek and stylish compact case complete with crystal clear mirror and a petite brush. This powder eye shadow is an intensely pigmented and moist formula enhanced with crushed pearl and antioxidant rich green tea.


Cargo REM - Radiant Eye Movement
The coolest innovation in eye color. Slick on these hyper-opalescent, iridescent shadows alone for a sheer wash of light-catching color, or layer under your favorite shadow for a dazzling multi-tonal effect.

Cargo is a Canadian based company and has quickly become a favorite among celebrities and film & television makeup artists who they have called upon to consult and create new products.


Cherriflip Eye Shadow
Beautifully sheer and flexible, these shadows have varying textures and combine to make any desired shade!

All Cherriflip products are hypoallergenic and have never been tested on animals. Cherriflip is based in Toronto, Canada.




Too Faced Eye Shadow Duo's
Each dynamic Duo has been created in true Hollywood tradition. Casting a glamorous, sparkling starlet with the perfect rich and powerful partner. Use the lightest shade all over you lid and the darker shade for a sexy crease definition. With 18 colour combo choice, how can you go wrong?!

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Best of Sephora 2006 - Part 2

Well I hope you were excited by the Sephora winners I had posted yesterday. Here are some more. I am afraid I cannot list them all as there are just too many. The rest can be seen at www.sephora.com.

Let me know which items are your favs and if you voted for them!

Best Lip Gloss
Nars Lip Gloss Orgasm


Best Lip Plumper
DuWop Lip Venom


Best Lipstick
Nars Lipstick Dolce Vita


Best Women's Fragrance
Prada Prada


Best Eye Treatment
Murad Essential-C Eye Cream SPF


Best Skin Treatment
Philosophy The Microdelivery Peel


Best Body Cleanser
Philosophy Amazing Grace Bath, Shampoo & Shower Gel