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smashbox cream eyeliner image.jpgSmashbox Cream Eye Liner can easily go to the top of our “products we love” list! While it does seem a bit different to use a liner that isn’t in a pencil form, this liner is definitely worth a try.

For starters, this doesn’t tug like a pencil, flake like a powder or run like a liquid, and will easily outlast your liquid and pencil liners. This award-winning, innovative cream formula provides customizable eye definition, and can even be worked into a contouring shade (when used with the appropriate brush) to add drama to the eyes for an amazing look that will keep you looking fabulous all day.

$22 each at

P147907_lg.jpgCan’t decide which shade to get? Try the Smashbox Cream Eye Liner Palette Proof packed with ten of Smashbox’s most sought after Cream Eyeliner colors, an oversized mirror, and a mini Cream Eyeliner Brush.

What are the hottest colors to add to your wardrobe this season? Purples and plums! And makeup companies have considered this when creating the”newest, hottest, latest” in their product lines. They’ve looked at the popular trend, and are offering their mascaras in this eyecolor-enhancing hue. We are excited to see some of our favorite mascaras available in this gorgeous new shade, and urge you to try them out for yourself this season.




Dior Diorshow in Plum is exclusive to Sephora, in stores and online, and still offers the same show-stopping drama to your lashes! This best-selling mascara formula volumizes, lengthens, defines and doesn’t clump or flake. $24,




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L’Oreal Panoramic Curl Extreme Curl & Separating Mascara in Plum Plum offers users the benefit of curling and separating lashes to create the ultimate eye-opening results. Removes easily with soap and water, and is suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. $8.95,



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Borghese Superiore Mascara in Prima Plum promises to give nourishment and moisture to lashes while it creates superior thickness. Features built-in silk-powder foundation for long wearing results. $19




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Awake Stardom Escalate Lash Mascara in Plum Escalation features a curved wand to enhance your lash curl, while the formula works to give natural-looking volume.  $23,




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Benefit BADgal Plum Mascara is the newest in the BADgal family, and offers its users the opportunity to experience the fullest, knock ‘em dead lashes with this eye enhancing shade! $19,




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Lancome Fatale Mascara in Amethyste Envoutante is a new mascara that claims to boost spectacular performance with a patented 3D comb that gives exceptional filling power from first application. The super coating formula delivers a fine, strong mesh on lash to plump it up. $27,



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Jane Iredale Longest Lash Mascara in Ripe Plum was designed for the risk-taking woman. Formulated with Algae Extract and Beeswax to condition the lashes and keep them healthy. The formula creates amazing length and thickness in addition to adding s a certain allure and drama to your eyes.

cargo plant love logo.jpg“Red Lips. Green Conscience” is the mantra for CARGO’s new eco-friendly line called PlantLove. This collection of beauty products features environmentally compostable packaging so you can go green glamorously. You’ll feel good knowing that you’re actually using products that are not only good for you, but good for the environment too!


Check out two products from the line that we are loving right now.




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PlantLove Eye Liner glides on so smoothly we were amazed this was a pencil liner. It blended well, lasted all day and didn’t smudge. It comes in six amazing shades, but we find ourselves loving (other than Black and Dark Brown) Bronze and Midnight Blue. $16,






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PlantLove Eye Shadows are highly pigmented and long-wearing. We love the variety of colors and blendable shades. It’s unbelievable that these are “green” products, but we’re convinced they’re fabulous! $20,



So, if you’re looking to add more natural products to add to your makeup bag, we think you should check out PlantLove!

body shop satsuma body butter.jpgWhen it comes to intensly moisturizing our skin, we know there is nothing better than The Body Shop’s Body Butter collection. We love it in Satsuma because citrus is so uplifting and refreshing. This sweet-smelling variation leaves our skin feeling smooth and looking great. The thick and rich formula easily melts in our hands when we feel the need to reapply, and after a shower is a fabulous luxury that we know didn’t cost a fortune. 1.7oz, $10, 6.9oz, $20 at

Summer has come to an end but that doesn’t mean you should put away the sunscreen. With all we do to get (and keep) younger-looking skin, a broad-spectrum sunscreen should be the one thing (among others) we don’t leave the house without wearing. Protecting your skin is the most important thing you can do to prevent premature aging.

This simple, yet overlooked, cosmetic step can become second nature with these products:


kinesys spf 30 fragrance free.jpgKinesys SPF 30 Spray Sunscreen is an alcohol-free spray that dries quickly and never left a greasy feel. This works fabulously if you plan to outdoors working in the garden or taking a long run, but works just as good for an “around town” day of errands. 1oz., $6, 4oz., $18,




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Kinesys SPF 30 Sun Protection Stick is a convienient way to add sunscreen to our faces while running out the door. This solid stick is purse-friendly and is easily re-applied throughout the day (just apply it before the afternoon re-touch). $12,




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DDF Protect and Correct UV Moisturizer SPF 15 not only protects our skin from the sun’s harmful rays, but treats the hyperpigmentation we may have aquired from past acne or sun exposure. The non-greasy formula absorbs beautifully and leaves our skin looking radiant. $58,






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Peter Thomas Roth Oil-Free Sunblock SPF 30 works amazingly well, especially for those of us with oily skin! It doesn’t cause any additional shine and we are left feeling confident our skin is protected. The bonus: Our skin gets treated well because of the antioxidant vitamins, A and E. $26,





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Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist SPF 30 is the best when it comes to applying sunscreen in hard to reach places. We love the light mist of spray and quick-drying formula that won’t clog our pores and is resistant to water and sweat. $9.99






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Kiss My Face Hot Spots Certified Organic Formula Sunscreen, SPF 30 gives the “green” girl inside of us the satisfaction of knowing that what we are using is natural and contains no weird stuff. With a certified organic base of beeswax, coconut oil, aloe, herbs and wild crafted shea butter this is the perfect choice of sunscreen for our face and lips. $9.19,


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