Thursday, April 10, 2008

15 of the Best International Beauty Picks

Whilst I was away this week with my friend Lisa, she lent me her copy of the April issue of Women’s Health. As I was reading it I found a great piece on 15 of the Best International Beauty Picks. Let me know if you know of any of these products or have tried them.

Here they are...

AUSTRALIA
Invisible Zinc Face and Body Sunscreen

- The world’s highest skin cancer rates are found down under; this sunscreen fights the killer sun and deflects UV Rays
- Packed with ultra-fine particles of zinc inside a likely, light-weight lotion
$26 for 5.3 oz www.adorebeauty.com.au


FRANCE

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentre
- The secret to French women’s flawless skin
- Plant extract preserves skin’s ideal pH, giving your complexion that certain jen ne sais quoi
$25 for 2.6 oz www.temtu.com


ENGLAND
Philip Kingsley Weatherproof Styling Froth
- Brit beauties fend off frizz with this froth
- The foam conditions, holds and deflects moisture
- Fights flyaways, even in soggy London
$20 for 5 oz www.philipkingsley.com


SWEDEN
Sachajuan Hair Repair

- Contains algae and proteins to protect and restore silky locks
- Sweden is known for those stunning blonde bombshells – now we know their secret!
$28 for 8.45 oz www.ronrobinsoninc.com


KOREA
The Face Shop Mung Bean Cleansing Foam

- Exfoliates and dries oil – and Korean researchers say the legume may reduce irritation
$8 for 6.7 oz


ICELAND
Moa: The Green Balm

- When you live on an island near the Arctic Circle, you better know how to revive your skin
- Packed with native herbs like yarrow, combined with Icelandic water to soothe scaly skin, dry cuticles, cuts, rashes and even frizzy hair
$38 for 1.69 oz www.luckyscent.com


JAPAN
Dr. Ci: Labo Basic Black Blemish Control Gel
Chidoriya Oil Blotting Face Paper
- Asian women swear by this shine-fighting tag team
- The gel clears skin with gentle botanical extracts
- The face paper sops up grease without smudging makeup
$36 for 1.75 oz gel www.cilabousa.com
$7 for 30 blotting sheets www.chidoriyaworld.com


ITALY
Karite Butter Cleo Body Cream
- Treat your skin to this whipped-yogurt and shea butter moisturizer smells like dessert and makes your skin more irresistible than gelato
$8 for 8.5 oz www.drugstore.com


SOUTH AFRICA
Wisdom of Africa Kalahari Melon Body Polish
- With mountains, desert, and ocean in their geography, South Africans face a triple threat when it comes to the elements
- This South African treasure taps the antioxidants in the native fruit’s seeds to moisturize and repair sun-damaged skin
$43 for 6.7 oz


NEW ZEALAND
Antipodes Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream
- Stimulates collagen production so you look as fresh as this cream smells
$35 for 1 oz www.antipodesnature.com

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Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Bobbi Brown's Quick Face Collection

QuickFace



Tight on time? Bobbi’s Quick Face Collection will help you take minutes off your makeup routine. With great products for cheeks, lips and eyes that were designed for those on the go, you’ll be ready in a flash!

Here’s how to look good in 5 minutes:
00:01 Lighten dark circles with a pink- or peach-toned Corrector paired with yellow-toned Creamy Concealer





00:02
Use your fingers or a makeup sponge to spot-apply foundation where skin is uneven, blotchy or dark.




00:03 Get a healthy-looking glow with a neutral shade of Pot Rouge





00:04 For a fresh and polished look, swipe on a shade of Lip Crayon that looks like the natural color of your lips.




00:05 Give your eyes subtle definition with a neutral shade of Long-Wear Cream Shadow and black mascara.





www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com





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Monday, April 07, 2008

Retro Fun In The Sun


























As per usual, OPI has developed an amazing collection of fun and fabulous shades for toes and fingers. Retro Fun in The Sun screams beach party, and now that the weather is warming up and the sun is shining, I just want to paint my toes and run along the beach. Well I may be a bit chilly but my toes will be stunning!

Check out these beach beauties...

Peach-a-Boo! (Apricot Sparkle)
Sit Under the Apple Tree (Light Apple Green)
Lemonade Stand by Your Man (Refreshing Yellow)
Give Me a Coral Sometime (Pink-Orange)
Sea Ya Later, Sailor! (Turquoise Shimmer)
Calendar Girl (Pink-Red)




























Each bottle of polish also includes a retro-style ponytail holder. Do you remeber these? I do, I used to wear them as a wee lass.
Retro Fun in The Sun will be available from June 2008

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