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October 2011 Archives

When it comes to keeping our lips nourished, moisturized and protected, we don’t mess around. And, amazingly enough, a lot of our favorite lip balms are under $20! Whether they come in a pot or a tube, we just can’t get enough. Check out our favorites.

Lip-Balms-Under-20-Image-1.jpgJurlique Love Balm
The name alone was enough to make us fall in, yes, love with this balm! And the fact that it does everything from keep our lips from getting chapped to moisturize our cuticles doesn’t hurt.
$6.50 at

L’Occitane Shea Butter Lip Balm Stick
Shea butter is excellent for moisturizing even the driest of skin, so it’s no wonder this balm really does the trick.
$10 at

Bliss Fabulips Softening Lip Balm
Shea butter, jojoba and grapeseed oils nourish the lips for hour after hour after … well, you get the point.
$16 at

Clark’s Botanicals Ultra Rich Lip Balm
“Ultra rich” is right. This balm is like no other—and it tastes great, too.
$19 at

Eve Lom Kiss Mix
A minty taste both soothes and freshens breath—and who doesn’t want that when they’re being kissed?
$20 at

Lip-Balms-Under-20-Image-2.jpgeos Sweet Mint Lip Balm Sphere
We absolutely love the packaging of this balm—there’s just nothing else like it! Add in the fact that our lips feel super soft after slicking it on, and we’re sold.
$3.49 at

Rosebud Perfume Co. Smith’s Rosebud Salve
This is a cult favorite for a reason. It smells great, it tastes great, it stays on for hours … oh, and did we mention it’s amazing?
$6 at

Korres Lip Butter
Each of the butters in this line impart just a touch of color on your lips, and they all make lips feel—surprise, surprise!—buttery soft.
$12 at

Benefit Benetint Lip Balm SPF 15
Not only does this balm turn lips the most gorgeous color of sheer cherry red, but they’re protected from the sun with SPF! It just doesn’t get better than that.
$20 at
Halloween is here! We love playing with makeup and dressing up on a normal day, so of course Halloween is one of our favorite days of the year. Check out some of our very favorite beauty products inspired by ghouls, ghosts, pumpkins and more!

Halloween-Beauty-Products-Image-1.jpgRugby Silk Skulls Makeup Case
The skull and crossbones motif on this makeup case will most definitely keep your essentials safe and sound!
$37.13 at

Tokyomilk Skull and Roses Bubble Bath
Vanilla, Japanese green tea and white orchid are just a few of the delightful notes in this bubble bath, whose bottle is part gorgeous, part macabre.
$40 at

Urban Decay Urbanglow Cream Highlight
Add a little luminescence to your cheekbones with this spooky highlighter.
$24 at

Charlotte Russe Spider Web Lashes
Real spiderwebs ain’t got nothin’ on these babies! Your lashes will certainly get all the attention on Halloween night.
$6.50 at

Halloween-Beauty-Products-Image-2.jpgLush Pumpkin
Seriously, does it get any cuter or more Halloween inspired than this adorable soap? We think not.
$6.95 at

The Body Shop Spiced Pumpkin Bath & Shower Gel
Scent your body with the delectability of homemade pumpkin pie. Yum.
$5.99 at

Me! Bath Pumpkin Pie Individual Bath Ice Cream
This bath bomb is seriously good enough to eat! Plus it leaves skin feeling super soft.
$9.50 at

I’m one of those people who never leaves the house without mascara. A quick swipe instantly brightens my eyes and wakes up my face, and it’s typically the only makeup I wear when I’m in a rush. I often experiment with different mascaras in search of that perfect lash, so I was very excited to try the new Voluminous False Fiber Lash™ from L’Oreal. The mascara features “a unique blend of long and short nylon and rayon fibers — the same material used to make false lashes.” A false eyelash look with my natural lashes? Let’s see:


I applied one coat of mascara to the right eye above. I was really pleased with how full and curled my lashes looked, you can really see the difference between the two eyes. The best part about the mascara was that after hours of wearing, there was no flaking and the mascara didn’t run like many other mascaras I’ve tried, so my eyes looked just as good at the end of the day as they did at the beginning. And speaking of the end of the day, the mascara washed off easily with just soap and water (a prerequisite for me when it comes to mascara, I hate using makeup remover!)

The results? I just found my new go-to mascara.


Create the most outrageous false lash look with our newest, most technically advanced volume mascara - Voluminous False Fiber Lashes. With the power of sculpting fibers this dual fiber mascara wraps each lash to boost, sculpt & volumize building an incredible false lash look.

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Easy, free, flowing locks are all the rage on the red carpet as of late! We’ve been noticing tons of starlets letting their curls down and fly free in the wind—or, maybe not so free, since they’re sure to be using hairspray to keep every strand in place. But we’re totally in love with this new hair trend—it’s fun, it’s chic, and it has an elegance about it that we’re just dying to try ourselves.

Elizabeth-Hurley-Chloe-Moretz-Hailee-Steinfeld-Long-Curls.jpgHailee Steinfeld, Chloe Moretz and Elizabeth Hurley made the look a bit softer, with more waves instead of curls.

Kim-Kardashian-Khloe-Kardashian-Carmen-Electra-Long-Curls.jpgKim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian and Carmen Electra all went a bit more glam with larger curls and, we’re assuming, more extensions.
loreal-eversleek-humidity-defying-leave-in-creme.jpgI have baby fine, straight hair. Some of you may drool with jealousy at this seemingly easy hair type but I assure you, the grass is not always greener. When my hair is stick straight it looks so piecey and odd that I feel a little like Taylor Momsen, not something I strive for. So I like it to have a little bit of a natural bounce to it — to achieve this I use the L’Oreal EverSleek Humidity Defying Leave-In Creme. First of all it helps my hair from getting too much bounce from the humid summers we have where I live. Second of all it is so light and airy that it does not weigh down my poor baby fine hair. I use it every time I wash my hair and I’m never sorry I did. Plus the line is free of sulfates and doesn’t seem to have any harsh effects on my highlighted hair.

You can buy L’Oreal EverSleek Humidity Defying Leave-In Creme for $8.99 at

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