Friday, August 24, 2007

NARS 2007 Fall Line-up

The Nars fall line-up is sexy and sophisticated. Gold, Bronze, Rose and the hot season colour - Red are found in this new 8 piece collection.

EYE SHADOWS: Underworld, Kalahari, Brazil, Voyage

LIPSTICK: Promiscuous, Flamenco

LIP GLOSS: Chantaco, Tempest

Pair up one these metallic beauties with a neutral lip and you'll be a Modern Odyssey Glamazon.

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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Supremely Gentle

Recently we visited the Kiehl's store on Toronto's Queen Street, and enjoying looking at all the pretty items. We didn't have to get anything in particular but then we spotted the eye makeup remover and remembered that we had run out. Actually, we ran out quite a while ago and have been using a facial cleanser to remove our eye makeup - horror of all horrors!

What we like about the Supremely Gentle Eye Make-up Remover is just that...gentle. You only need a tiny amount on a cotton pad and it effectively removes all of your mascara, liner, eye shadow AND brow colour too! And it leaves the skin soft and not the bit greasy.

With cooling cucumber gel (soothes and tightens skin) and apricot kernel oil (known for its nourishing benefits) this solution is 4 fl. oz of pure love for that delicate skin around your eyes.


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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Pretty and Pink

Bombshell Bargains recently launched their third bath and body collection, Starlet, and it is truly red carpet worthy. This trio of sheer heaven is described as a "deliciously flirty scent that will leave star struck admirers wherever you go!"

Starlet is sweet but definitely not sickly sweet. It's hard to pinpoint what the scent is - but yummy is a good start. Owner Elizabeth Yap-Chung tells me that the notes are "a mix of red berries, vanilla and spun sugar." Aha! I now can detect the vanilla and red berries.

Starlet comes in a Hand & Body Lotion, Bath & Shower Bubbles and a Bath Fizz. The Bombshell Starlet-to-go is the perfect way to sample all of these items as it Includes 2 oz. of each product.

For more information on Starlet and other Bombshell products, please visit

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007


Yesterday I was lucky enough to be invited to preview Condé Nast's latest venture, ShopVogue.TV. This broadband internet channel features original programming, including 60 Seconds to Chic, Behind the Lens, Trend Watch and The Collections.

What makes this site special is that you can shop whilst you watch the videos. All items featured on the site can be purchased directly online - pretty cool.

I enjoyed watching the 60 Seconds to Chic video featuring Troy Surratt creating the perfect day to evening look - click here to view.

ShopVogue. TV is now live. Go and take a look and let me know what you think.


Monday, August 20, 2007

J.R. Watkins Apothecary

I love travel size products. They are perfect for weekend getaways, popping in your purse or simply to sample something new to you.

The J.R. Watkins Apothecary Sampler Kit, contains eight cute little pots and bottles, made with all natural ingredients and encased in a handy zip pouch.

As I knew little about Watkins, I took a peep at their website to learn more. Watkins have been in business for almost 140 years! That is amazing. They carry more than just high quality bath and body items but Home Remedies, Home Care, and Gourmet Pantry products. From 100% Organic Spices to Aloe Pain Relief Burn Cream to Lavender Bath Salts.

I have several favourites from this kit: I carry the Aloe & Green Tea Hand & Body Lotion in my handbag and appreciate its clean fresh smell. This lotion soaks in quickly, leaving my hands soft. At night I have been applying the Hand & Cuticle Salve which has really improved the condition of my cuticles. My husband loves the Peppermint Foot Cream as it soothes his tired feet at the end of the work day.

The J.R. Watkins Apothecary Sampler Kit
All-Natural Lavender Hand & Cuticle Salve (0.25 oz.)
All-Natural Lemon Body Oil (1 fl. oz.)
All-Natural Lemon Hand & Cuticle Salve (0.25 oz.)
Aloe & Green Tea Hand & Body Lotion (1 fl. oz.)
Lemon Cream Shea Butter (0.7 oz.)
Mango Shea Butter (0.7 oz.)
Peppermint Foot Cream (1 fl. oz.)
Vanilla Hand & Body Lotion (1 fl. oz.)

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart,, Target, and Wal-mart
$18.99USD / $22.99 CAD, inc.


Pretty Paint Pots

Dab, Stroke and Blend. This is how to use the new M·A·C collection Painterly.

These little paint pots of vibrant colours are so easy to apply and create seamless coverage without caking. Available in matte and pearl, MAC's paint pot eye shadows are long-wearing - you'll look as good at 6pm as you did at 9am.

I have enjoyed playing with these pots-o-fun and trying different combinations. I quite like my Painterly and Constructivist eye look. Soft, natural and lasts until I take it off.

Painterly will be remain as part of M·A·C's permanent collection.

Greenstroke: Frosted mint green with gold pearl (Frost)
Blackground: Frosted smoky black grey with multi-coloured pearl (Frost)
Moss Scape: Green with gold pearl (Frost)
Bare Study: Champagne with gold and white pearl (Frost)
Groundwork: Mid-tone neutral taupe (Satin)
Rubenesque: Mid-tone frosted golden peach with gold and pink pearl (Frost)
Indianwood: Metallic antique bronze (Frost)
Constructivist: Metallic dark brown with subtle red pearl (Frost)
Artifact: Dark burgundy with red pearl (Frost)
Fesco: Rose Mid-tone pink with matching pearl (Frost)
Delft: Deep teal with gold pearl (Frost)
Painterly: Nude beige (Cream)

This new collection also has 6 Technakohl Liners, a new mechanical-style eye liner pencil, to highlight your eyes:

Photogravure: Soft black with brown undertone
Plank Milk: chocolate brown with brown pearl
Antiquity: Rich olive green with green pearl
Archival: Faded royal blue
Foxtail: Metallic plum with red pearl
Steelpoint: Charcoal with silver pearl

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