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November 2011 Archives

Victoria's-Secret-Fashion-Show.jpgIt happens once a year. Gorgeous model after gorgeous model, strutting her stuff down the runway wearing wings. We could only be talking about the Victoria’s Secret fashion show. And we’re here to bring you the beauty breakdown from this year’s extravaganza!

Makeup artist Tom Pecheux gave models a rosy glow with a combination of VS Baked Mineral Bronzing Powder in Glitterati and VS Luminous Mineral Blush Duo in Starlet. Models got an angelic glow with VS Brilliant Shimmer Shadow in Gold Dust on the temples and cheekbones. Pecheux gave the models ultra-flirty eyes with VS Precision Liquid Liner in Blackest Black, running it along the upper lashline out past the outer corner for a slight upward cat-eye wing. Soft and pouty lips were topped with VS Lip Gloss in Sublime or VS Sparkling Lip Gloss in Delight.

Hairstylist Orlando Pita gave the models a tousled, glamorous look this year. He set hair with curls going outward and then amped up the volume with So Sexy Style Clean & Go Dry Shampoo. For healthy shine, he spritzed So Sexy Style Brilliant & Glossy Shine Mist onto the models’ locks.

Image via Victoria’s Secret.
maybelline-great-lash-lots-of-lashes.jpgI’ve used the same mascara (Cover Girl Lash Blast Lengthening Mascara) for a couple years. And every time I try a new formula, I’m reminded why I shouldn’t stray. But if you follow beauty at all, then you know that Maybelline’s Great Lash Mascara is a top rated formula, even amongst its pricier competition. But it was the latest Great Lash Formula, named Lots of Lashes, that caught my attention and made me purchase a tube. With a tiny brush head and the perfect little “grabber” bristles, it coats lashes in great color and makes my eyes pop beautifully!   I don’t think I’ll be going back to old faithful anytime soon.

Get Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes Mascara for $4.99 from
Victoria's-Secret-Mango-Temptation-Body-Wash.jpgWant to really tempt the senses? Then why not treat yourself to a bottle of Victoria’s Secret Mango Temptation Daily Body Wash?

We’ve had the pleasure of trying basically every body wash on the market over the years, and this one ranks highly on our list. The fruity blend of mango nectar and hibiscus is deliciously fragrant and delightfully sexy all at once.

And that’s not all … the body wash cleanses, foams and lathers excellently. A combination of aloe vera and antioxidant Vitamin E work to moisturize, soothe and condition the skin, leaving it touchably soft—and, when you’re using products by Victoria’s Secret, isn’t that the point?

Victoria’s Secret Mango Temptation Daily Body Wash retails for $10 at
Urban-Decay-Book-Of-Shadows-IV.jpgThe turkey’s been carved, the stuffing’s been stuffed, the pumpkin pie’s been devoured. And now it’s time for the annual amazing Black Friday deals! But don’t feel like heading into the craziness that is the shopping world today? No problem! Tons of beauty merchants are offering up Black Friday deals online, which—surprise, surprise—are only good today! We’ve scoured the web to find the absolute best deals of the day. Good luck not going broke!

Save 15% on everything at
You read that right—15 percent off everything on the site today! And with brands ranging from Arcona and Voluspa to Mason Pearson and Jemma Kidd, we’re certain you’ll find more than a few items to put in your shopping cart.

Urban Decay Book of Shadows IV
If you’re one of the first 1000 people to purchase this palette at—complete with 16 eyeshadows, liquid eyeliner, mascara, primer and a mirror—you’ll get $20 off! And, in a cool twist on the traditional palette, this cult classic turns into a mini boombox!

Take 40% off purchases over $100 at
For skin that will glow, you need to head to Arcona. And today only, you’ll get 40 percent off your purchase over $100 with code BLACK!

Free Les Macarons Palette with $150 purchase at
The coolest new delicacy on the block? Macarons. And Chantecaille’s palette of four gorgeous eyeshadows, inspired by the delicious little treats, can be yours with any $150 purchase today! Simply enter code SHOPCHIC at checkout. And, as a bonus, you’ll get free shipping, too!

katy-perry-amas-hairstyle-112311.jpgThe holidays are around the corner, and for many this means a time of high glamour and sophisticated parties. Just this past week at the American Music Awards, Katy Perry hit the red carpet and delivered some amazing hair-spiration! If your immediate reaction is to the pink hue of her hair, I suggest you look deeper … check out the french twist style and the ornate accessory, it’s truly a sight to behold. Updos are truly glamourous because they accentuate and elongate the neck and allow you to show off your neck and ear jewelry more prominently.

Fekkai Celebrity Stylist Renato Campora, crafted this updo and shared his “secret sauce” (one hint: it’s in the products). Renato began by applying Fekkai Coiff Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel to wet hair in order to give it a firm base. He then blow-dried the hair while brushing it through with a flat brush. He used a one-inch curling iron throughout the hair to create body while giving it a sturdy foundation. Renato then heavily teased the hair. To create the final up-do, he pushed the front of the hair forward and wrapped the rest into a French twist, securing it with hairpins. To complete the look, Renato added an accessory made by Vivienne Westwood by weaving it into the hair with his fingers. He secured the look by spraying the hair with Fekkai Coiff Sheer Hold Hairspray.

So there you have it, a great hairstyle idea for whatever your holiday plans might involve. 

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