Friday, February 01, 2008

The e-romance by OPI Contest

This Valentine’s Day, fall head over heels in high-tech love with e-romance by OPI. These three new shades are wired for love and perfect for that Valentine date, in person or cyber-style:

Log on to Love
This shimmery red is a digital darling!

Met on the Internet

And fell in love with this magenta at first cyber sight!

Text Me – Text You

This glitter clear coat sends a love message.

Lipstick, Powder 'n Paint
has teamed up with the folk at OPI to offer two lucky readers the chance to win a set of these darlings. To enter visit and let us know what Nail Lacquer Collections are listed on their site. Email you answer, full name, address and email to

Contest runs from Feb 1 - 7, 2008. Winner will be announced on Feb 8th.


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Aussie Catch the Wave Mousse & Leave-in Conditioner

Hello! Lisa here again with a review of Aussie Catch the Wave Mousse + Leave-In Conditioner.

Again, I'm not a huge beauty product fan (is that a no-no to admit on this blog?). However, I've been so pleased with both the Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara and this product that I might just have to be adventurous and venture out into the big bad world of beauty!

This product comes in a pretty purple can - rather short and stout really but not that heavy. And, of course I was not expecting mousse miracles; most mousse (mousses? meese?) that I've used in the past was like whipped cream: somewhat heavy, thick and left a sticky mess on my hands after applying the product.

However, this one is different! The mousse puff comes out light and fluffy and evaporates into my hair like magic. It smells good and leaves my hair feeling soft and looking shiney. And, the best part: my hands aren't sticky afterwards. Yah!

Now, I'm not totally crazy about the "leave-in conditioner" part as my hair is fine and straight and I probably won't use it every day but on the days where I have used this Aussie mousse, I've noticed that my hair smells great and is more manageable and smooth. Thanks, mate!

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Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara

Now, I'll admit I'm not a make-up junky. I enjoy looking good, wearing make-up every day (well, maybe not every day) and looking at all the cool products in the drugstore or at the make-up counter but that's about it. I don't salivate over new nailpolish colours or lust after lipsticks.

However, I'm really crazy about Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara. I normally use a Mabelline product and was fairly happy with that mascara. But, after trying Lash Blast, I'll stick with it! The cool (albeit not-environmentally-friendly) packaging and newly-designed wand look snazzy and shapely. The mascara goes on easily and is not too sticky, dry or clumpy. It covers both my top and bottom lashes well and really does separate and make them look longer - just like the marketing information promises. I've used it for about 2 weeks now and am very happy with the results.

And, as an added bonus, having Drew Barrymore as the Lash Blast spokes-person doesn't hurt either! I'm a big fan of hers and Cover Girl has done a great job making her look smokey, sexy and stylish in the ads.


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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Go Red For Women

After my personal health challenges over the past year, I am very sensitive to health causes and feel it is important to share them with you. Tomorrow is National Wear Red Day - February 1st. Join with thousands of women, companies and organizations and cities across America by wearing red and support the American Heart Association.

Did you know that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of American women? I had no idea. The current perception is that heart disease is a "man's disease." Well that is so wrong. The American Heart Association's Go Red For Women, that runs from February 1, 2008 and end by March 1, 2008, wants to inspire and motivate women to seize that moment or opportunity to think about their heart and their health.

Today, the near-term goal is nothing less than a 25% reduction in coronary heart disease and stroke risk by the year 2010. By teaching more and more women how to talk to their doctors about heart disease, we can all help save thousands of lives every year. Because the good news is that heart disease is often preventable!

For more information on National Red Day and how you can contribute go to