Thursday, February 14, 2008

Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship

Since it is Valentine's Day I thought I'd share with you a fun hair collection. Herbal Essences have created three new products that will allow you to fall in love with your hair.

Long Term Relationship is for those gals with long locks. Having long hair can be quite the love/hate relationship - can’t it? I have NEVER been able to grow my hair longer than chin length - after that it looks terrible and drives me nuts! This trio has been developed to allow women to make the ultimate commitment to their hair, by helping them grow it as long as they want. Could this possibly mean the end of split ends and breakage?

Infused with a velvety blend of red raspberry and satin extracts, and formulated with high levels of hydrators, the collection will leave hair soft and manageable, in addition to providing protection from split ends and damage.

Though I have short hair, I did of course try the products and I liked them very much. What I love as much as the contents of the bottles are the bottles themselves – you have to go to your local drug store and read the back of one of these containers. Herbal Essences do a really good job at making the write-ups on their products delightfully witty - one cute quip is I’ll Give you a Rapunzel Complex.

Here is the Long Term Relationship lineup:

Provides two times more protection against damage

Moisturizes every inch of the hair to leave it sensually soft

Leave-in Split end Protector for Long Hair
Detangles and helps strengthen long hair against split ends and damage

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Magazines That Blog

I love glossy magazines and subscribe to way too many! I do have to admit though, that I am thrilled to see that most of the major publications are blogging online too - this means that I can get my glossy fix on a daily basis and still enjoy my monthly subscription.

Here are my 7 favourites that I try to visit on a daily basis.

Allure Magazine - Daily Beauty Reporter
Written by former Allure staff writer Jessica Matlin, this beauty blog covers beauty products and beauty news.

Allure Magazine

Cookie Magazine - Daily Find
The Cookie Editors' dish on this favorite new, beautiful, clever, innovative products.

Cookie Magazine

Fashion Magazine - Fashion Lovelies
Assistant Fashion Editor, Jordan Porter turns on her FASHION radar, and hits the streets, soirees, and beyond, spotting the Toronto's most snap-worthy and loveliest ladies.

Fashion Magazine

Glamour Magazine - The Girls in The Beauty Department
Written by Columnist Andrea Pomerantz Lustig and Writer-Editors Petra Guglielmetti and Baze Mpinja.

Glamour Magazine

LouLou Magazine - LouLou Insider Access
LOULOU’s Toronto editor, Afiya Francisco (who is real doll), gives the scoop on what’s hot in the T-dot — from stores to events to the latest It items. Dara Fleischer, LOULOU’s resident shopaholic muses on her latest fashion and beauty obsessions. I love Dara! She also writes for her own site Fashion Junkie.

LouLou Magazine

Lucky Magazine - The Beauty Department
Jean Godfrey June, Cristina Mueller, Cat Marnell and Dawn Spinner share hot looks, fab products and delicious secrets. This is a great beauty blog.

Lucky Magazine

Wish Magazine - Wish Preview
Find out about the newest products, ideas and trends as they cross the Wish team's desk. This blog features some fantastic products - definitely check it out.

Wish Magazine

Well those are my recommendations. Are there any that you love that I didn't mention?


Monday, February 11, 2008

Be Mine...

Valentine's Day will soon be here. Here are a couple of my picks for getting all sassy for your big date with that special someone...

Philosophy Valentine's Day Lip Duo
Give your special someone sweet kisses this Valentine's day. Pucker up with philosophy's high-gloss, shimmery lip shines in powdered sugar cookie and raspberry sorbet. These deliciously scented lip shines smooth and soften lips for the ultimate kiss.

Innocent Illusion by Thierry Mugler 'Seduction' Kit
A personal seduction kit to charm in all innocence. Two must-have roll-on perfumes which will caress the skin with the sensual, mysterious notes of Innocent Illusion. A multicolored lip gloss feels sublime on your lips and perfects your charms. All packed in a Thierry Mugler mirrored makeup case.

Tarte Infinite Glow

Achieve a naturally radiant look with this essential palette from Tarte that has everything you need to tan, highlight and add rosy color in minutes. Includes a Mineral Powder Bronzer in Park Avenue Princess (sheer golden tan), award-winning gel Cheek Stain in Tipsy (sheer coral pink) and a moisturizing 24/7 Lip Sheer in May Flowers (sheer rose).

Smashbox 'O-GLOSS' Intuitive Lip Gloss

The lip gloss that delivers a personalized pink pout. O-GLOSS is packed with natural skin energizing ingredients like smashbox’s exclusive Goji Berry-C Complex, ginkgo biloba, marine plankton and moisturizing pomegranate seed and avocado oils for long-lasting colour and shine.

Too Faced Hopeless Romantic Quickie Chronicle
The palette features seductive hues of Eye Shadow, Blush, and Lip Gloss.

Benefit Thrrrob

This pretty pink powder provides that natural flush, that you usually can only get from being a little naughty. Perfect for brushing onto cheeks, forehead and chin.

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Lancôme L.U.C.I

Lancôme's Spring 2008 Collection L.U.C.I (Luminescent Colorless Color Intelligence) is receiving a great deal of attention due to it's futuristic 'Photonic' technology - white, completely pigment-free makeup, which transforms into a veil of iridescent, shimmering colour depending on the angle and the light.

L.U.C.I colours are divided into two categories: rays of light with warm tones (Ray of Pink Light and Ray of Apricot Light) and cooler tones (Ray of Green Light and Ray of Purple Light). Colours will look pastel on a fair skin and appear deeper and more intense on a darker skin. The result is makeup that is in harmony with each wearer's skin tone.

L.U.C.I Eyes
A stunning eyeshadow duo encased in a futuristic seashell. The white L.U.C.I eyeshadows transform upon contact with the skin and become a transparent veil of colored lights, which diffuses in a myriad of tones: from apricot to pink, from purple to green.
Available in Ray of Green Light, Ray of Purple Light and Ray of Apricot Light

PHOTONIC – Illuminating Powder Brush Face
This glowing, translucent photonic loose powder can be used to sculpt the face or add a sheer veil of radiance.
Available in Ray of Apricot Light

COLOR FEVER SHINE - Sensual Vibrant Lipshine (Limited Edition)
Luminous, sheer colour with a texture that melts into lips.
Available in Pink Flora, Raspberry Ouvea and Fuschsia de Nova.

L.U.C.I COLOR FEVER SHINE - Sensual Color Veil Vibrant Lipshine
The L.U.C.I. Color Fever Shine stick transforms upon contact with the skin and becomes a transparent veil of colored lights, which diffuses in a myriad of tones.
Available in Ray of Pink Light

COLOR FEVER GLOSS - Sensual Vibrant Lipshine (Limited Edition)
An ultra-shiny and luxurious gloss that redefines the lip contours with its Plump Applicator for sensual, full curves and adjustable shine and coverage.
Available in Fuchsia Koh Kan

L.U.C.I COLOR FEVER GLOSS - Sensual Vibrant Lipshine
This gloss magnifies the lips with an iridescent white finish in transparency, thanks to the new L.U.C.I. technology.
Available in Ray of Purple Light



Color Ideal foundation was applied for a sheer base.

Apply Color Design Blush in Freeze Frame gently with your fingers over the apples of the cheeks, across the temples and the chin for dewy skin.

Use the luminescent side of Color Design Eye Pencil Duo in Sunlight Rose to highlight the inner corners of the eyes and lower lash line. Use the smooth, long-lasting brown side to define your eyes on the upper and lower lids.

Softly shade Color Design in Exhibition on the outer lid and under the eye using Dual End Shadow and Liner Brush #18.


Use the Dual End Shadow and Liner Brush #18 to apply Color Design in Off the Rack onto the brow, the inner crease and the center of the lid.

Color Design in Personal Style should be placed on the inner lid with Angle Shadow Brush #13.


Apply the bronze portion of L.U.C.I. Eyes Ray of Apricot Light into the outer crease using an angled shadow brush. Wrap bronze shadow under eye with a smudger brush. Add the white Photonic shadow over the bronze with a blending shadow brush.

Ombre Glacée Morning Pearl - Highlight center of the eye, cheekbones, brow bone, and nose with this sheer, pearly cream. Use a concealer brush to tap the product on your finger.

Place the rounded edge of the Courbe Virtuôse Mascara in Black brush facing outward when applying to grab the root of the lashes for a better curl; then hold the brush vertically with curve facing down to apply a second coat and help lift the inner and outer lashes.

Apply two coats of Color Fever Shine Photonic in Luminous for subtle color that appears when the light hits it.


Top off lipcolor with Color Fever Gloss Photonic in Sunray for superb shine and a shade altering effect.


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We all know that MAC Cosmetics create amazing cosmetics in fun colours, encompassed by beautiful packaging. They have also carry some pretty empressive skincare products - their Strobe Cream has been a personal favourite of mine for some time.

Moisturelush launched in December 2007 and promises to richly hydrate, protect and prime the skin, while Moisturelush Eye visibly lifts and firms skin around the eyes.

A richly hydrating face cream that helps moisturize and protect facial skin. Provides instant, long-lasting moisture. Leaves skin soft while lush formula helps balance skin’s natural barrier and alleviate dry skin. Silky to apply, glides on easily. Helps create an even surface for a smooth, more perfect makeup application.

A richly hydrating eye cream with optical effects. Rejuvenates, reconditions and refreshes. Visibly lifts and firms skin around the eyes: helps reduce early morning/late night puffiness and balance the skin’s moisture levels. Provides long-lasting moisture.

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