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March 2010 Archives

Who knew that deodorant could be so fun? MBeze did.

MBeze is an organic cosmetics company with a line of fragrances and deodorants….including the super adorable Deodorettes. Deodorettes are mini sticks of deodorant in yummy scents, and boast a cuter, more cosmetic look than your typical deodorant stick so you can use them anywhere. They fit in any clutch, purse, bag…even your pocket!

The mini sweat-stoppers come in eight different scents, including:

Aim To Be Pleased: cherry blossom and added just a dash of sandalwood.
Koko Haze: coconut and toasted hazelnut, sweetened with a touch of mango tea and sweet orange.
Cruizee: cucumber, jasmine and mint tea.
Ife: strawberry with African musk and sandalwood.
Once Bitten: apple blossom, vanilla, and a twist of lime.
Sanura: sweet orange essential oil blended with Egyptian musk.
Twice Shy: scent of pink grapefruit is topped off with a touch of fresh raspberry.
Me: unscented.

Best of all, Deodorettes are made with natural and organic ingredients - no aluminum, parabens, propylene glycol, or phthalates, which make them cruelty free and great for the environment. If used once per day, one Deodorette will last about 1 month.

Deodorant has never been so chic!  $10 each, at (for a limited time, get 25% OFF each Deodorette when you buy 2 or more + free shipping today)

It’s no secret we love nail polish. It’s the easiest way to accessorize any outfit, which explains why it was love at first sight when we discovered RGB. In their mission statement, this new L.A. based polish line states that: “RBG creates nail color as an extension of one’s wardrobe; we use color as an accessory.” Our thoughts exactly!


They just restocked one of their best-sellers Haze, a murky purple-grey that we’ve been wearing over and over again for a month straight!

We suggest trying it for yourself, along with their much-talked-about collection of classic colors. RGB is made in Los Angeles and free of formaldehyde, toluene and DHP(dibutyl Phthalate).

Haze, $14

The weather’s warming up and you know what that means: pedicure time! Can’t decide between that pastel pink and shocking fuchsia? Now you don’t have to.

Pastel neon polishes generally are a creamier, muted version of their shocking counterparts, but deliver just as much of a punch (you can see for yourself below)…and the possibilities are endless: you can wear them alone, try a pastel neon on your fingers and it’s brighter twin on your toes, or create a new take on the french mani with pastel nails and neon tips.

4386142763_9307d1c2b7.jpgWe’re loving this trend!

Image courtesy of  TinaMarieOnline . Thanks Tina!
Gwen Stefani has always been willing to take risks… remember the Return Of Saturn-era pink hair? But whether sticking to her signature red lip or rocking rasta-inspired corn rows, one thing remains the same: she always gets it right.

Stefani is on the cover of April’s InStyle once again looking flawless, and everyone has been raving about the cover and corresponding editorial. Here’s our interpretation of two of our favorite looks from the spread:

25755_364746623305_123274213305_356.jpgTo get this softer look, also featured on the cover:

Face: Prep face with a luminizing primer like Makeup Forever HD Microperfecting Primer in Blue, which adds radiance to fair skintones. Follow with HD Invisible Cover Foundation.

Cheeks: Apply a light contour under cheekbones with a light, neutral shade (we like MAC’s Buff, a nude pinkish shade). Add a touch of illuminating cream or shimmery powder to tops of cheekbones to highlight… Try NARS The Multiple in Copacabana.

Eyes: Apply a wash of shimmery taupe to upper lids and under bottom lashes, like MAC’s Satin Taupe. Line eyes with BlackTrack Fluidline, and apply a beige shimmer to brow bone for highlight (We swear by MAC Shroom). Curl lashes, and apply 2 coats of your favorite mascara.

Lips: Gwen’s rosy lips are a nice departure from her signature vamp red. With a lip brush for added precision, coat lips with NARS Canaille.

To get Gwen’s gothic, vampy look:

Face: Prep face with a luminizing primer like Makeup Forever HD Microperfecting Primer in Mauve, to cancel out any yellow or sallow tones. Follow with Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation.

Cheeks: The cheeks in this look are a deeper version of the first look. Exaggerate the contour by adding a deeper shade like MAC Prism, a muted pinkish-brown, and highlight cheekbones with Illamasqua Illuminator in Odyssey to add an icy look to skin.

Eyes: Add more depth by going over eyes with a smoky greyish brown shadow like MAC Moth Brown, making sure to exaggerate the smokiness around the bottom lashline. Line top lid with MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack, and add MAC Smolder to waterline. Curl lashes, and apply a volumizing mascara.

Lips: Line lips with MAC Nightmoth, a blackened plum, and fill lips in with MAC Film Noir lipstick. Top with MAC Lustreglass in Lustrewhite add a coolness to the lip.

You may recall our recent post on Butter London’s new plum-colored polish ‘Marrow’. That was just a tease: there’s much more purple to go around — and we’re not just talking nails!  Lipsticks, shadows, liners and even mascaras are hot this spring, in many different shades o’ purple. Get your purple fix with some of our favorites:
purplemakeup.jpgLips: Mac Lipstick in Violetta, $14, Lashes: Benefit BadGal Plum Mascara, $19 Sephora, Eyes: Dior 5-colour eyeshadow $58 Sephora Lids: Tarina Tarantino Magic Hour Cream Shadow in Purple Violet,  $19 Sephora Nails: OPI ‘Purple With a Purpose,’ $5.23 Amazon

Disclaimer: we don’t recommend wearing all these items at once. It might be a little much.

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