Friday, January 25, 2008


Here I am sitting at my computer feeling quite sorry myself. My nose is bright red and so very sore. Yes I have the dreaded January cold.

Through my bleary haze I see an email that peaks my interest...

Your blog has been nominated in the BEAUTY Category for its excellence & outstanding quality. You're a true asset to the Lifestyle Blogging & Publishing community and we want everyone to know! There are 12 categories in all, with blogs from around the world nominated, helping to showcase the impressive breadth and depth of the Fashion & Lifestyle blogosphere – a major accomplishment we've jointly created through our collective dedication and hard work.

I have been nominated for an award! Yeah! I am thrilled as I am along side some very fabulous beauty blogs.

So lovely readers, if you would make my day, week, and month please click here and vote for me!

Voting begins Monday, January 28th at Register and then vote.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Pantene Beautiful Wishes Contest

In November I wrote a piece on the Pantene “Beautiful Lengths” campaign (see post). Now I'd like to make you aware of a contest that they are holding. Have a wish? Enter the Pantene Beautiful Wishes contest for a chance to have your wishes granted!

In a continuous effort to help women shine inside and out, Pantene is encouraging women to visit and submit a wish for their community, life and hair.

For every Life Wish and Community Wish made, $1 will be donated on behalf of the wish-maker to Pantene Beautiful Lengths! The next winner will be selected in February by a panel of judges - noted lifestyle expert Jennifer Louden and Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) senior executive Cathy De Silva.

Take a moment to check out this commercial for Pantene Beautiful Lengths.


Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Cover Girl Outlast All-Day Colour

This month Cover Girl launches the new look and updated colour palette of Outlast All-Day Lipcolour. Pat McGrath, world renowned make-up artist and Global Creative Design Director for P&G Beauty, assisted in the design of the latest 23 shades - taking her inspiration from fashion textiles art and theatre. She also helped to organize the full palette into six shade families: Pinks & Roses, Mauves & Berries, Corals & Reds,Naturals & Nudes, Browns & Spices and Burgundies & Wines.

Newly infused with botanicals, each lipcolour offers an improved, higher chroma shade range for brighter, more noticeable lips. What I really like is that my colour lasts for up to 16 hours without leaving my lips dry and flakey. The improved top coat keeps my lips soft with shea and cocoa butters and Vitamin E - it evens tastes like vanilla - yum!

Blossom, 543 (new)
Pink Delight, 540 (new) Ellen Favourite
Hottie, 548 (new)
Everbloom, 524
Always Rosy, 549
Rose Pearl, 547
Pink Pearl, 587

Blushed Mauve, 550 (new) Ellen Favourite
Plum, 551 (new)
Berry Sorbet, 554 (new)
Wild Berry, 560 (new)
Moonlit Mauve, 553
Berry Preserve, 556
Plum Berry, 559

Coral Silk, 568 (new)
Coral Chiffon, 573 (new)
Coral, 575 (new)
Red Cashmere, 579 (new)
My Papaya, 570
Ever Red-dy, 507
Eternal Flame, 521

Buff, 592 (new)
Nude, 593 (new)
Adobe Sand, 599 (new)
Natural Blush, 621 (new)
Sun Kissed, 625 (new) Ellen Favourite
Forever Fawn, 598
Lingering Spice, 619

Simmering Spice, 535 (new)
Spiced Latte, 577 (new)
Toasted Almond, 628 (new)
Nutmeg, 667 (new)
Canyon, 626
Cinnamon Stick, 661
Naturalast, 545

Sparkling Wine, 522 (new)
Sangria, 525 (new) Ellen Favourite
Burgundy, 544 (new) Ellen Favourite
Wine to Five, 538
Timeless Ruby, 528
Brazen Raisin, 542


"Burgundy Lips in the springtime are strong and daring" said Pat McGrath of the shade she painted on model after model at the Spring 2008 shows. Get the look with Outlast All-Day Lipcolour #554 Burgundy.

Spring 2008 Ready-to-Wear Dolce & Gabbana

Let Your Lips Be Your Canvas...

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Vincent Longo C_scope

Vincent Longo's Spring 2008 Collection C_Scope is influenced by colour and how it effects the human senses - influencing, stimulating, exciting our deepest impulses:

Black embodies totality and is synonymous with sophistication
Red arouses and stirs passion
White signals purity and represents newness
Yellow is daring, energetic and expressive
Blue embodies freshness and vitality
Green is lively and symbolizes nature
Brown is tied to security and exudes harmony

C_Scope brings a minimalist beauty ideal to life with 3 striking, simple new products:

A no clump, waterproof formula that comes in stand out electric colors and new see through packaging, revealing vivid color at a glance.

Nero (black), Rosso (red), Bianco (white), Giallo (yellow), Blu (blue), Verde (green), Moro (Brown)


An easy to apply waterproof liquid liner, available in adventurous, daring colours.

Nerino (black), Rossino (red), Bianchino (white), Giallino (yellow), Bluetto (blue), Verdino (green), Moreno (Brown)


Designed to complement the vibrant eye, new Lip Vinyl gives lips a more substantial sheen with added reflective fullness.

Asti (natural brown), Piuma (transparent), Fellini Red (cool red), Julietta (cool pink), Mina (peachy pink), Loredana (neutral pink).

will be available February 2008.

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Monday, January 21, 2008

Don't Quit Your Day Job

At the beginning of January I wrote a post on the 2008 Golden Globe Awards. This was of course before the announcement that the official NBC telecast and champagne dinner at The Beverly Hilton was cancelled. On January 13 at 6:00 p.m (PST) in the International Ballroom of The Beverly Hilton, the winners for each category were announced.

I had chosen whom I felt were going to be the winners of the 4 main categories for best actresses. Well I am embarrassed to say that I managed to get 0 for 4! My choices can be seen below in red and the winners in blue.

I guess I'll stick to talking about beauty products!

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Cate Blanchett – Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Julie Christie – Away From Her
Jodie Foster – The Brave One
Angelina Jolie – A Mighty Heart
Keira Knightley – Atonement

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Amy Adams – Enchanted
Nikki Blonsky – Hairspray
Helena Bonham Carter – Sweeney Todd
Marion Cotillard – La Vie En Rose
Ellen Page – Juno

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama
Patricia Arquette – Medium
Glenn Close – Damages
Minnie Driver – The Riches
Edie Falco – The Sopranos
Sally Field – Brothers & Sisters
Holly Hunter – Saving Grace
Kyra Sedgwick – The Closer

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Musical Or Comedy
Christina Applegate – Samantha Who?
America Ferrera – Ugly Betty
Tina Fey – 30 Rock
Anna Friel – Pushing Daisies
Mary-Louise Parker – Weeds

For a listing of all the 2008 winners go to


Creamy Lip Color

Valentine's Day
is just around the corner and so kissing may be on your mind and if so, will defintely be on your lips.

February sees Bobbi Brown introducing her new Creamy Lip Color in 14 long-lasting shades. This innovative new lipstick is formulated with emollient Shea Butter and skin conditioners, allowing it to glide on smoothly and leave lips kissably soft and moisturized.

The colours:
Pink Ballet (shimmer)
Uber Pink
Nectar (shimmer)
Blue Raspberry
Heather Buff
Rose Petal (shimmer)
Bronzed Pink (shimmer)
Italian Rose
Heather Mauve
Raisin Berry
Dark Chocolate
Nude Pink
Crystal Pink

Lipstick never felt this good.

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