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July 2012 Archives

For years Nars has been atop many a magazine’s Best in Beauty lists. In recent years they’ve been best known for their blush in Orgasm, but I have a feeling that’s all about to change. This fall they will launch NarsSkin. The line features nine products including, Optimal Brightening Concentrate, $72 for 1 oz.; Gentle Cream Cleanser, $29 for 4.25 oz.; Purifying Foam Cleanser, $29 for 4.9 oz.; Double Refining Exfoliator, $34 for 2.8 oz.; Multi-Action Hydrating Toner, $32 for 6.7 oz.; Total Replenishing Eye Cream, $55 for 0.52 oz.; Luminous Moisture Cream, $62 for 1.7 oz.; Aqua Gel Luminous Oil-Free Moisturizer, $58 for 1.8 oz., and Aqua Gel Luminous Mask, $39 for 2.6 oz.

Each product is made with ingredients that aim to help with anti-aging, as well as, light-relecting properties that provide much needed moisture and minerals to skin. The line will be available exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue in August and in September will be rolled out to department stores and specialty stores.
Marvis-Aquatic-Mint-Toothpaste.jpgWant those pearly whites to sparkle—and your breath to taste and smell great? Then pick up a tube of Marvis Aquatic Mint Toothpaste, stat!

While we have nothing against Crest or Colgate, once in awhile we just want something a bit more luxurious on our toothbrush. And Marvis is definitely the way to go when this is the case. This particular flavor is minty fresh and delicious, and keeps stale breath at bay all day long.

Plus, it helps to fight plaque and tooth decay. What more could you want from a luxurious toothpaste such as this?

Marvis Aquatic Mint Toothpaste retails for $12 at
Glowy-Skin-Runway-Photos-Summer-2012-Trends.jpgWant to know how to look beautiful and totally on trend this summer? Over the next few weeks, we’ll be bringing you the beauty trends you need to know about and incorporate into your routine, stat—and the products that will give you the looks in a flash.

Up this week: glowy skin! We love this trend when the weather gets warm, especially since skin tends to get a sheen all by itself thanks to high humidity! But there are a few products in particular that really help to make skin look as glowy and gorgeous as it did on the runways. Check out our favorites.

Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Luminous Bronzing Powder in Sable Rose
Seven absolutely gorgeous shades that shimmer and sparkle, not to mention they’re as perfect on eyes as they are on cheeks. Divine.
$60 at

Benefit Sun Beam
A glimmering nude highlighter that adds the prettiest glow to cheekbones.
$26 at

Victoria’s Secret Baked Mineral Bronzing Powder
We love the marble-like finish and the packed-in shimmer that, once swept on the skin, is sexy and girly all at the same time.
$16 at

Topshop Blush in Prime Time
The cream to powder formula just seems to melt into the skin. And the pink hue makes the apples of the cheeks look so pretty and dewy.
$12 at

All runway photos via Top row, L-R: Prada, Giambattista Valli, Burberry Prorsum. Bottom row, L-R: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Carolina Herrera, Balmain.
For Halle Berry, achieving the perfect pink lip color is actually a lesson in removal. She explained to InStyle magazine, “To make lips look naturally pink, I put on red lipstick, wipe it off, and then apply clear gloss.” Halle always looks so effortlessly beautiful that I can totally see how she’s made this trick work for her. I’ll be trying it myself, what about you? 
Ole-Henriksen-Truth-Serum-Collagen-Booster.jpgWhen it comes to the Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster, we cannot tell a lie. We’re in love.

This serum brightens, tightens and makes skin radiant and glowy. What’s not to love, right? This is thanks to a high concentration of Vitamin C, which helps to prevent aging and hydrate the skin.

Plus, it sinks into skin without feeling greasy or sticky, which we’ve found with a lot of other serums. Oh, and did we mention it smells delicious?

Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster retails for $48-$72 at

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