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October 2012 Archives

Kukui-Passion-Fruit-Citrus-Candle.jpgAfter the beating the East Coast has taken over the past few days from Hurricane Sandy, we’ll take any sort of sunny inspiration we can get. Enter the Kukui Passion Fruit Citrus Travel Tin Candle.

The scent is light, crisp and fresh. It brings an ease and simplicity to the room when you burn it — you know it’s there, but it’s not overpowering.

This candle burns evenly and cleanly for up to hours, thanks to the fact that it’s crafted from coconut wax with an all-cotton wick. Plus, the tin is perfect for travel since it’s so adorably teensy! (Which we’ll definitely be taking advantage of once we’re actually able to leave New York again.)

The Kukui Passion Fruit Citrus Travel Tin Candle retails for $12 at

If you haven’t heard about Clinique’s Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balms before, you’ve been missing out. First of all they offer sheer, shiny color with super-moisturizing properties. But there’s another reason to check them out now … they come in eight brand new shades for fall/winter. Bountiful Blush is a great new nude shade, while Curvy Candy adds a bit more color (of the pink variety) to a sheer nude, and Voluptuous Violet is a beautiful mauve shade.

Get Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Blam for $16 at

Love-Life-Skin-Hand-Cream.jpgAwhile back, we told you about the amazingness that is the Love Life Skin Aromatherapy Candle. Well, the brand is back with another amazing product! This time, we’re obsessed with the Moisture Reservoir Hand Cream.

We’ve cultivated quite the collection of hand creams over the years, so we pride ourselves on knowing what makes for a good one. And this one really is fantastic. The formula is on the thicker side, and it leaves a beautiful, satiny finish upon the skin. (And, of course, it sinks right in without looking or feeling greasy.)

A host of fabulous ingredients work together to create a conditioned, moisturized feel. The hand cream is created with japonica, mulberry, coffee berry and resveratrol, so your skin is soft, smooth and protected hour after hour.

Love Life Skin Moisture Reservoir Hand Cream retails for $65 at
Oxblood-Nail-Polish-Image.jpgEvery season, a selection of nail polish colors makes its way into the best, most popular, most used shades. And we’re counting them down for you this fall! Up this week: oxblood. Oxblood has been seen all over the runways, all over street style blogs and all over nails since the temperatures started dropping. It’s the color of the season—a new, richer, deeper take on red than your classic burgundies and maroons. It’s chic, it’s sexy, it’s utterly unforgettable. Take a look at our favorite takes on the trend.

RGB Oxblood
Aptly named and looks almost black in certain lights. A true stunner.
$16 at

NCLA Rodeo Drive Royalty
It would be worth living in Beverly Hills just to wear this burgundy hue’s sister with a hint of irony.
$16 at

Illamasqua Charisma
This one almost doesn’t look oxblood enough, but we’re letting it slide because the ruby hue and the shimmer are absolutely stunning.
$14 at

Orly Smolder
The name makes us think of The Hunger Games; the shade makes us want to start fires.
$8.50 at

Vapour Vernissage in Captive
It’s creamy, it’s rich, it’s deep … it’s captivating.
$12 at
Korres-Quince-Lip-Butter.jpgOne of our long-time favorite products? Korres Quince Lip Butter. It’s really just as close to perfect as a lip balm could hope to be.

This balm really is like butter. It glides onto lips so smoothly and easily, keeping them moisturized and conditioned for hours on end. It’s formulated with natural oils and extracts that really help to soothe lips, while shea butter and rice wax hydrate and soften.

And, while Korres has a wide range of shades available in the Lip Butter, Quince has always stood out to us. It just leaves the prettiest hint of pink upon the pout—like you’ve been sucking on a popsicle or a lollipop.

Korres Quince Lip Butter retails for $12 at

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