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December 2012 Archives

Glittery-Beauty-Products-Image.jpgHappy New Year, fellow beauty lovers! We’re excited to see what 2013 has in store. But we’re even more excited to break out the glittery goodness for New Year’s Eve! Check out four of our favorites.

Tweezerman Red Glitter Petite Tweeze Set
Take your pick from a pointed tweezer or a slanted one, both decorated with tons of glitter and presented in a cute leather case.
$30 at beauty.com

Nails Inc. Special Effects Electric Lane Holographic Glitter Top Coat
We actually like to wear this on its own — two coats yield bold, in-your-face glittery fabulousness.
$10 at sephora.com

Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Grifter
Such an amazing pale purple, but with the added sparkle? Perfection.
$18 at ulta.com

NARS Blush in Super Orgasm
Orgasm has always been a cult favorite, but Super Orgasm turns the glimmery, shimmery peachy tone up a glamorous notch.
$28 at narscosmetics.com
Sephora-Gift-Sets.jpgThe holidays are almost here! If you’re still looking for a few last-minute gifts, these four are the ones every girl on your list is sure to love. And they’re all available at Sephora!

Boscia Fashionably Matte
If your skin is shining a bit more than you want it to, this is the set for you. It contains two packages of the line’s blotting linens, plus a pretty floral-embellished case. So pretty.
$22 at sephora.com

Philosophy Grace Wardrobe Gift Set
Not sure which fragrance someone will want? Then get her this gift set, which holds four Philosophy Grace scents (Amazing Grace, Pure Grace, Inner Grace and Living Grace) that all smell fantastic.
$49.50 at sephora.com

Soap & Glory Shower Trip Set
Spice up your shower routine with this this set of Soap & Glory products, which will make you glow from head to toe! You’ll find six products all zipped into a cute tote—Clean On Me Shower Gel, The Righteous Butter Body Butter, The Scrub Of Your Life Body Butter, Hand Food Hand Cream, Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Plumping Gloss in Punch Bowl and a Super Sudsy Shower Puff!
$36 at sephora.com

Sephora by OPI Tinsel Town Collector’s Set
Want one nail polish? How about 16? And a top coat? Well, that’s what you’ll get in this set, which contains bestsellers, trend colors and basics! You even get a jewel top coat with the set to jazz things up a bit.
$33 at sephora.com
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There is something I really like about Leslie Mann, maybe it’s because she seems so normal and down-to-earth. Last week what I really liked was her hair. I couldn’t get a clear shot of the back of it to share, but from the front it looks like a folded under poof secured with a thick black ribbon tied into a bow at the base. A hairstyle like this looks so glam and pretty and yet is so simple to pull off. 

You’ll want to start with your hair in a ponytail and then tease at the top (closest to the ponytail holder). Next you’ll want to flip the ends under right at the base of the ponytail so that hair makes a loop in the back and secure them with another tie (or loop the same one around more time). Use hairspray, if desired to finish the look and add a little stiffness if hair seems to be falling flat or looks too soft. Don’t forget the finishing touch of the black bow — tie it once or twice around the poof you created. Make sure you don’t tie the bow too tightly or it will cinch the hair, you want it loose, use bobby pins if you’re worried about it falling out.
Laura Mercier Almond Scrub.pngWhile I don’t normally go for beauty products that are sugary sweet, I make an exception for anything by Laura Mercier. The brand’s bath and body products just can’t be beat both for quality and delicious scents—especially the Almond Coconut Milk Scrub.

Not only does this scrub just smell delectable, it leaves skin feeling baby soft in what seems like seconds. Recently, my legs have taken on an extremely dry, ashy quality—well, not anymore, thanks to this scrub! The granular texture is still smooth instead of rough, and it moisturizes as it exfoliates, so your skin isn’t irritated. This is thanks to yummy ingredients like safflower seed and grapeseed oils, not to mention the ones mentioned in the name of the product (ahem: almond, coconut and milk).

You know what they say. Milk: it does a body good.

The Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Milk Scrub retails for $46 at neimanmarcus.com.
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Today’s lesson is one of the “be careful what you wish for” kind. I saw that Kiss My Face had a new Cold and Flu Shower and Bath Gel and I was intrigued by the concept. Its ingredients include olive oil, aloe vera and allantoin, all of which are the perfect antidote to soothe skin that is feeling achy and itchy. It also contains eucalyptus which is cooling and soothing to the skin, while fennel acts as an anti inflammatory and horehound has soothing and aromatic properties. All of this sounded delightful and I found myself wanting to put try it out for myself … well within days I found myself battling a cold that forced me to put the bath and shower gel to the test. While I can’t say that it shortened my cold or improved my symptoms I can say that it smelled great and really helped open up my sinuses. It also provided just the aromatherapy I needed to sleep the cold off. This baby’s definitely a keeper — just heed my advice, be careful what you wish for.

You can buy Kiss My Face Cold & Flu Shower and Bath Gel for $10.95 at kissmyface.com.

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