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In Our Makeup Bag

Our love for beauty products is never ending— we can’t get enough. We do, however, use products that, no matter what, we have with us at all times. From a mascara that makes our lashes look like falsies, to a powder that eliminates shine without making our skin look cakey and fake, to a creamy blush that can be applied without a mirror (it’s flush looks sheer and natural) — these are our makeup bag must-haves, and yes, they’re that good.

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Celebrities like Lauren Conrad, Rachel Bilson, Eve Mendes and Michelle Tractenberg all have something in common— they love to rock blue nails. Wearing everything from deep navy to aquamarine, these ladies prove that you can go bold without going over-the-top. Another lesson to be learned? If you want to experiment with a more daring look, the best place to start is on your nails. Check out a few of our favorite blue hues.


1. Chanel Blue Satin is bold, yet classic and elegant— did you expect it to be anything but? $23,

2. Sparitual Surreal, a sapphire blue creme, is 100% vegan and 100% fabulous. $10, 

3. Zoya Akyra is a frosty blue metallic that keeps us cool and calm even while we practice our most challenging yoga poses. $7,

4. OPI for Sephora Ocean Love Potion, a mediterranean turquoise, looks cool with everything we wear. $9,



Love Spell Refreshing Body Mist, from VS’s Secret Garden Collection, is a sweet and fruity body spray that leaves skin lightly scented with notes of Cherry Blossom, Peach and White Jasmine, moisturized with Aloe Vera and calm thanks to the infusinon of Chamomile. Though quite sweet in smell, we find a couple of sprays of this is just the right amount of lush sweetness to keep our mood positive and carry us through the day. $9,

sjp-nyc.jpgWe recently discovered that Sarah Jessica Parker has a new fragrance in the works called SJP NYC, and we are beyond excited. It not only means the chance to add a new scent to our beloved collection, but also that we are so much closer to the ‘Sex and the City’ sequel.

Sarah Jessica Parker told Women’s Wear Daily about her inspiration behind the new scent:

“A large part of the inspiration was what I now understand to be people’s impressions of seeing Carrie Bradshaw walk down the street and what feelings that evokes for her and for them— a real sense of freedom and possibilities, a love for the city around her and, of course, fashion. We started with this idea that we wanted to create something fun. We wanted to create a party in a bottle and reflect that in the packaging with a real sense of whimsy, fun and joie de vivre.”

SJP NYC will first be released in Macy’s February 2010. Then in May, to coincide with the release of the second ‘Sex and the City’ movie, the fragrance will expand its reach to an additional 1,500 department and specialty stores in the U.S., and to 16 countries.

source: WWD
bca_eyes_and_cheeks.jpgOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCA), and while we know support efforts, fundraisers and research are done throughout the entire year, we can’t help but love all of the fabulous pink products that are created and released each October. There are so many, in fact, we have to break it down into categories and only share our absolute faves. Check out these products to keep your eyes bright and your cheeks blushing.


Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color in Peony

Know for its silky texture and smooth application, Sheseido eyeshadows offer an incredible finish that lasts for hours. This special color is rich and pure, and supports a great cause. During the month of October, Shiseido will donate $5 to CEW’s Cancer and Careers for every Luminizing Satin Eye Color in Peony sold. $25,




Sonia Kashuk BCRF ‘Curl for a Cause’ Eyelash Curler

Who wouldn’t love a pink eyelash curler? We love this one not only for its fabulous color (not to mention the adorable floral case it comes with), but because we know that purchasing it 15% of the purchase price will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. $9.99,



prescriptives_bca__eyes&cheek_palette.jpgPrescriptives Pink Ribbon Palette for Cheeks and Eyes

With this special, limited-edition all-in-one makeup palette, you can show your support. This palette includes four gorgeous eye colors and two cheek colors that can be used to highlight, define or contour for a look that’s customized to you. Packaged in a limited-edition pink compact. Perscriptives will donate $20,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation during the annual October Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. A $100 value, $48.50,



BeautyBCA_RamyMelon.jpgRamy Beauty Melon Rouge Juicy Cheeks

Celebrity makeup artist and cancer-survivor Ramy Gafni is well known for his brow-shaping skills, but this year 20% of the sales of his ‘Melon Rouge’ Juicy Cheeks— a bright pink hue that gives skin just the right amount of “flush”— will go directly to CancerCare, a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer. $24,

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