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April 2009 Archives

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If you don’t wear sunscreen every day on your body because of its sticky or greasy texture, we recommend that you try Ahava Sun Protection Anti-Aging Moisturizing Spray SPF 15. This sunscreen, enriched with Ahava’s own blend of Dead Sea minerals that reduce sun damage, feels light and milky smooth when applied, and absorbs without leaving an oily residue. Now you have no excuses for not protecting your skin. $22,

Question: I love your website, and so thought you might be able to help me with this beauty dilema. I use Stila’s Blush Pans ($18, and love them. But I am down to the end of a pan and the circle of powder cracked. So my question is, how can I save and use these last bits? It is too much to want to throw out, but it is now in tiny pieces so very awkward to use.

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Answer: It can be frustrating when your compact or pans of makeup break. Thankfully, there is a way to salvage the last of any pressed makeup, icluding blush. Purchase a container for loose powder, like the one pictured (Powder Jar with Sifter, $4, at your local beauty supply. Remove the sifter lid and put the broken bits of blush into the jar. Crush any larger particles so it all becomes a loose powder. Replace the sifter lid, and now you can use your blush in a loose form— that will still travel well— until it runs out. Hope this helps!

A few months ago, we shared our picks for adding more color to your beauty bags. Now the season is in full swing, and we can’t help but feel inspired by all of the colors blooming outdoors, being displayed in store windows and taking center stage at our local beauty counters. This is the perfect time of year to add more punches of color to your beauty routine, no matter how subtle. Find these colorful picks in stores right now.



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MAC “Just A Pinch” Gel Blush is a seriously bold red color in its pot, but goes on smooth and sheer when applied to our cheeks and lips. This color looks great on all skintones and can be worn as light or amped up as you like. $18.50,



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Essie Neon Collection

What better way to add color to your look than to add it to your tips and toes? We know that neon can be a bit scary for some, but when worn on the hands and feet, it’s a lot less “in your face”. Get this mini set, and don’t be afraid to try them all. $18,




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L’Oreal H.I.P Bright Duos Eyeshadows pack gorgeous, even more rich pigment than the original, into two colors that can be worn together or separately. Highly blendable, these colors go on sheer when applied with a shadow brush. Add more layers to turn up the volume on your desired look. $7,





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Bare Escentuals Free To Be Naturally Adventurous Set With gorgeous, vibrant colors, this 100% pure, preservative-free set allows the user to play up her bohemian style; give yourself exotic eyes, sparkling cheeks, and inspiring lips with all of the lively colors. Includes a blush, two eyecolors, one liner shadow and a gloss housed in a teal clutch. $39.50,




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Sephora Brand Moroccan Sunrise Bag Collection We believe beauty junkies can never have too many cosmetic bags. We know these will never be worn with our favorite ensembles, but these tangerine colored bags look so good in our bathrooms, and really make keeping our ever-growing beauty arsenal well-organized. Available in four sizes. From $9,

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Formulated with 100% pure Ojon palm nut oil, Ojon Revitalizing Mist is a unique “shake to activate” formula that is completely alcohol-free and will not weigh the hair down. Use it to refresh and reactivate your look without washing, after working out, going out or sleeping in. The natural ingredients also detangle, help reduce breakage, and will protect hair from damaging heat. A natural multi-tasker— we love that. For all hair types. $26,

If “green is the new black”, then green should be sleek, sexy and make anyone who wears it feel fabulous. After all, just because something is good for the environment, or your health, doesn’t mean it has to lack in the glamour department, especially in the beauty department. These five gems have stolen our hearts, and if you haven’t tried them yourself, what are you waiting for?


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Korres Guava Lipstick is free of parbens and sulfates, but full of antioxidant vitamin C & E. With lip-soothing Shea butter, this lipstick goes beyond giving lips rich, beautiful color— it really gives lips something to smile about. $22,





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Tarte Natural Beauty Cheek Stain For a natural-looking flush created with natural ingredients, this is one to try. The sheer berry color gives cheeks (of all colors) just a kiss of natural tint by using pigments derived from fruit and pure minerals. Wear it alone or under your favorite powder blush. $28,




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100% Pure Ultra Lengthening Mascara lengthens, separates, thickens and glosses lashes with fruit and Black tea pigments. This long-lasting, water and smudge-resistant formula uses lash-nourishing ProVitamin B5, Vitamin E, Oat and Wheat proteins to condition for lashes that look and feel healthy. Suitable even if you wear contacts or have sensitive eyes. Available in three shades. $27 for two, 




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Organic Wear Duo Eye Shadow uses all 100% natural ingredients, and gives your pocket book a break. For less than $6 each, these shadows come in shades to suit your eye color, but we use them all- just because we can. OrganiSoy™ evens out skin tone and texture to restore skin smoothness while Eco-Olive™ helps shield skin from harsh environmental aggressors. $5.96,


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Josie Maran Concealer doesn’t just provide full coverage to hide any skin discolorations or imperfections. This natural beauty must-have treats skin with rejuvenating and antioxidant benefits. Like all of the products in the line, 100% Argan Oil is used to keep skin looking refreshed day after day. $22,


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