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November 2008 Archives

stila mandarin mist.jpgWrap yourself in the sweet scents of stila’s delightful new fragrance Mandarin Mist. This light, alluring, and sweet citrus fragrance is defined by notes of mimosa and yuzu fruit - the perfect blend for any day.

Stila Mandarin Mist is a fresh citrus scent with light flowery notes so refreshing it keeps our spirits up in the cold, gloomy weather!  We love this fragrance because it’s not too overpowering, yet lasts all day. We have recieved so many compliments wearing it that it has become a more regularly worn scent. 1oz. $36,

reese witherspoon at cmas.jpgWe have heard so many great things about the new David Babaii for WildAid haircare line, that we can’t wait to try it out ourselves! Fortunately, we can already see at least one product gives great results.

Reese Witherspoon wore a fabulous mane of waves at the CMA Awards thanks to hairstylist David Babaii himself. Using David Babaii for WildAid Bohemian Beach Spray, he sprayed and scrunched the product into her hair giving it the right texture and movement.

Only using a blowdryer and his hands, David “rough dried” Reese’s hair, and as he described it, “moved the hair in various directions until it was dry.”

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To get Reese’s hair to look perfectly tousled, Babaii also made partial waves with a curling iron. “I wrapped small sections around the curling iron barrel, leaving the ends free. When the whole head was done, I ran my fingers through her strands to get a dramatic wild finish,” he says.

David Babaii for WildAid Bohemian Beach Spray, $12,

We all have a friend or family member (or maybe even you) who is crazy about makeup and beauty, but is also concerned about the environment. Chances are, she wants products that are naturally-derived or plant based, and will help her live the healthiest, greenest life. So, to show her you care about her and her concerns, take a look at some of these fabulous natural and organic gift ideas.



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Zoya Nail Polish will keep her moving toward being more natural, without giving up her glamorous side! Any color that you feel would suit her, Zoya has and then some. Regardless of the color choice, these polishes contain none of the harsh chemicals found in traditional nail polish. They go on beautifully, and dry fast— who can resist that? Nail color pictured: Blair, a rich elderberry metallic. $6,



Farmaesthetics Rainwater Soaps.jpgFarmaesthetics Rainwater Soaps are beautiful, gentle and lightly fragranced soaps made from melted snow (frozen rain) collected from Winter to early Spring then carefully filtered and mixed with 100% pure, natural ingredients. Each variety is prepared  by hand, in seasonal batches, with a combination of olive oil, palm oil and coconut oils. Seasonal herbs such as comfrey root, rose petals and dried calendula flowers are added to create unique textures, colors and benefits. Our favorite is Aloe and Lemongrass. from $8.20,



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Caudalie Spa in A Box includes goodies like a body scrub, hand and nail cream, and shower gel that are all created to nurture dull, tired skin. We all love having spa days, but staying home can be just as good, and imagine how thankful she will be knowing she doesn’t have to pollute the air driving to some out-of-the-way spa to be pampered. $68, 




ojon try me kit.jpgOjon “Try Me” Kit contains everything she will need to restore her dry damaged hair, naturally. Ojon oil, that comes from the rainforests of Central America and helps support the Tawira tribe where the oil comes from, is so deeply restorative and good for the hair. We were blown away at how beautiful and soft our hair was after just one use, and love that we help support a group of people just by purchasing the products. $45, 



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LAVANILA The Healthy Lip Shine Trio is the perfect way to treat those dry lips in a natural way. Free of chemical ingredients that can dry out lips, these high-shine glosses deliver 30 antioxidants, vitamins and amino acids to protect, nurture and hydrate—- now that’s healthy! $30, 





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Rain Africa Avocado Bath Salts Basket is a beautiful idea when you know your recipient loves to indulge in a soothing bath to revitalize and focus her mind. This bathroom basket, lovingly handcrafted by 200 women in a village in South Africa, is filled with wild-harvested herbal bath salts that will help moisturize her skin as she soaks. $34,  



juice beauty organics to go kit.jpgJuice Beauty Organics To Go Kit has everything for cleansing, brightening, helping to smooth and firm, and provide essential vitamins and antioxidants for healthy, radiant skin. We think she will enjoy the travel-friendly sizes so she can take it where ever she goes! Includes a bonus organic bamboo face cloth. $29, 

charlize_theron.jpgThe holidays are upon us, and you may have a party or two to attend. Look to the red carpet for ideas on how to create your holiday look.

We were inspired by Charlize Theron’s elegant, yet strong, look (created by Dior makeup artist Shane Paish) at last month’s Rock the Kasbah event, we had to find out how it was done!



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Shane used Dior Airflash Spray Foundation to create the base of the look.  This spray foundation will change the way you makeup your face. The fine texture creates a soft radiance that will leave you looking flawless and glowing. $60,




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Using Dior 5-Colour Eye Shadow  (Paish used Elegante), he added drama and color to her eyes. We love eyeshadow palettes like this one because there are so many options! Use the lighter shades for day and add the darker shades to turn the drama up a notch for night! $54, 



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Dior Crayon Eyeliner in Black along lash line added just the right amount of definition to her eyes. We love pencil eyeliners because, unlike a liquid liner, they allow for so much control and are great if you have little experience with using eyeliner. This one also includes a smudger for softening the line and creating a more smoky result. $25,



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Paish used DiorShow Unlimited Mascara in Black to complete the eye look. When it comes to eye makeup, we all agree that mascara is the must-have product! DiorShow Unlimited will give your lashes a look-at-me, long-lash effect with its dual-sided brush. $24,



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Dior Backstage Pro Cheeks in Hip Peach gave Ms.Theron her perfectly glowing cheeks. This cream formula blush creates natural-looking, long-lasting color and blends to a sheer, beautiful finish. $30, 




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Dior High Shine Lipstick was the final complement for this elegant look. This designed-for-the-runway lipstick is ultra-glossy and long-wearing, making it a great choice if you want to try a lipstick but usually opt for a gloss. $25,   

We happen to think that a GWP (gift with purchase) makes any shopping experience feel so much better. Not only do you end up with your own beauty picks, but you get to sample products you may not have purchased before, and in most cases, end up finding some new favorites!

If you agree, you’ll love this news: For a limited time, with a $100 purchase, is offering a set of samples and full-size products in a beautiful, structured, woven case designed by Rachel Roy.


Take a look at what you will find in this limited-edition case:

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·  Juice Beauty Oil-Free Moisturizer
·  Korres Basil Lemon Shower Gel
·  Fresh Sugar Lychee Body Lotion
·  Murad Firming Bronzer
·  PHYTO 7 Daily Hydrating Cream
·  Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
·  Stila Eye Glaze in Kitten
·  Remede Alchemy Premium Night Cream
·  Arcona Cranberry Gommage
·  Fekkai Protein PM Repair Strengthener
·  Jane Iredale Pure Matte Transparent Powder
·  Nick Chavez Flocker
·  Prescriptives Super Line Preventor Xtreme


“I was inspired by the modern woman, who is equal parts feminine and strong,” said Roy. “I paired a solid and sophisticated black exterior with a softer champagne satin interior in an effort to re-create this balance. I found this to be an extremely organic collaboration, as both and I design for the woman who, despite being on-the-go, remains ever so chic.”

a $150 value, free with the purchase of $100 or

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