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April 2009 Archives

carol's daughter gelee de soleil browning oil spf 15.jpgLooking forward to getting “your tan on” now that the weather is warming up? Don’t go anywhere without protecting your skin— the sun can do a number on it if you’re not careful. Thankfully, you can get that summer bronze glow with the help of Carol’s Daughter Gelee de Soleil Browning Oil With SPF 15. This ultra-moisturing formula is natural and free of anything that could be potentially harmful. We love the island-y coconut and pineapple fragrance— it makes us dream of vacations on some far-away beach. Exotic palm kernel oil, cocoa, shea, mango, and avocado butters drench skin with moisture and SPF 15 ensures you’re protected as you tan. $14,
iman semi-loose powder.jpgIman Second To None Semi-Loose Powder is a new product that was just introduced to our beauty arsenal recently, and we are loving it. This mineral-infused powder comes in pressed form (making it ideal for travel), but is used as a loosed powder. This is thanks to a fine shaver that breaks the powder up right in the jar. Blended with corn silk and silk powder to provide an even-toned and shine-free finish, the formula can be worn alone or used for touch-ups throughout the day. $14.99

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Wearing long-wearing makeup or waterproof mascara can be a chore to take off at the end of the day. We want to make sure to get it all off, and we certainly don’t want to wake up with raccoon eyes the next morning. Then there are occasions that we are just too tired to go through the steps to remove our makeup at all. But we know better, so we turn to Estee Lauder’s Take It Away Cleanser. This amazing water-based, creme-gel wonder removes all of our makeup— and we mean all of it— from our face. Our skin gets clean in one step, and is left feeling soft and fresh. We love it so much we find ourselves even using it to remove our regular makeup as well. Suitable for all skin types. $22,

Keeping a budget when you’re a beauty junkie is no easy feat, however, there are many fabulous products that are wallet-friendly and multi-tasking. We can’t help but love the following products for their ability to give us a double dose of beauty goodness, and with nothing over $40, these won’t put our bank accounts into the red.


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Clinique Quick Blush is our favorite little on-the-go brush. What’s even better is the fact that we never have to worry about our pink cheeks fading thanks to its built-in blush shade (it’s in the cap). $21.50,




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L’Oreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara features a lash primer and mascara in one tube. We love the gorgeous lash effect this mascara gives, its staying power, and not to mention the funny way it’s removed. No cleanser necessary— just use water, and you literally pull the tubes off your lashes. $10.95,



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Lippman Collection Rich Girl Hand Cream SPF 25 is an amazing hand and cuticle cream that keeps hands looking and feeling their best. The SPF will ensure they stay that way for a long time. $24,




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philosophy Mimosa Shampoo Conditioner & Body Wash is one of many award winning 3-in-1 shampoo, body wash and bubble baths available from the brand. This version, in an invigorating mimosa scent, will make “bath time” grand with a delicious pairing of champagne and citrus. Go ahead, give yourself a reason to celebrate in your shower! 16 oz, $18,




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Stila Cherry Crush Lip & Cheek Stain is formulated to provide skin and lips with antioxidant protection while also leaving them drenched in moisture. Giving a unique look to each individual person’s skin, this stain creates a perfect pretty flush every time. $24,




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philosophy The Supernatural Airbrushed Canvas SPF 15 not only conceals and camouflages, but also provides SPF protection all in one simple step. We love that the formula is talc-free and gives our skin a natural look while covering up imperfections where we need it. Ideal for all skin types. $35,

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Ahava Purifying Mud Mask allows us to give ourselves a skin-pampering treatment at home without spending a ton of money. The formula for oily skin pulls out skin dulling impurities and excess oil, leaving us looking radiant. It also doubles as a body mask if you want to give yourself an inexpensive body treatment: Slather this on after exfoliating, let it sit and rinse when almost dry (you will need to enlist the help of a friend to apply to your back). Whether you use this on your face or on your body, you’ll be thrilled with how your skin looks— and your wallet will be too. Also available for normal to dry skin. $30,

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