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April 2010 Archives

Move over Miami…Jenny is back on the block just in time for your Spring scent update.


Blue Glow by JLo is inspired by the floral and fruit base that her first Glow scent is famous for. Notes of mangosteen, valencia orange, and red current blossom are blended with water lily, vintage rose and vanilla orchid, and then anchored by the sultriness of cedar and mahogany.

If the small alone doesn’t get you excited, then the bottle should: the dark blue ocean-inspired bottle is draped by a sexy silver anklet meant to be removed and worn, or if you prefer, left on the bottle to dress up your vanity.

Blue Glow is the fifth fragrance in Lopez’s Glow line, which also includes original Glow, Sunkissed Glow, My Glow, and the (sadly) discontinued Miami Glow, a fave of ours.

$27.50 to $59.50, FragranceNet.

Whether you’re celebrating Earth Day this year by riding your bike to work, planting a tree, or simply vowing to make more of an effort to help sustain the planet — everyone can participate.

We’ll be celebrating with these eco-friendly, Earth-Day-inspired beauty deals:


Butter London:
Receive a complimentary full size Thames w/ any purchase until 4/25/10.


Go Green with one of Stila’s Earth Day, eco-friendly Shadow Sets for $49.

*Get a free Perfect Work Skin Guardian w/ any skin care order through 4/30.
*Get a full-size cleanser with any $30 order. Today only
*Purchase a perfect world moisturizer before 4/30 and Origins will plant a tree on your behalf


Purchase one of Lisa Hoffman’s sustainable, Limited Edition Perfume Sets and get a free Spa Bath Ampoule Kit.

Shop at one of Fresh’s Earth Day in store celebrations and 10% off the proceeds will be donated to a good cause.
Move over Mario Badescu Drying Lotion.

AU REVOIR!.jpgVotre Vu Au Revoir works to minimize the inflammation caused by pimples and other skin irritants while keeping the affected area clean and free of harmful bacteria. Salicylic acid is anti-inflammatory, disinfecting agent that works to restore the skin’s surface, normalizing the production of sebum and keeping breakouts at bay. Healing camphor provides unmatched properties to purify and disinfect the skin, while the anti-bacterial ingredients tighten pores, allowing your skin’s surface to take on a completely new appearance - uniform, clean and matte. Together, the ingredients combine to keep your skin flawless.

In the same vein as Badescu’s potion, the instructions say to dip a clean cotton swab straight down into the powdery base, being careful not to shake or mix the ingredients. Kind of like a cool, blemish fighting game of Operation!


pssssssst.jpgThis may sound a little greedy, but we occasionally come across a drugstore find so great, we’re hesitant to share. But we love you so much we couldn’t hold out! For $5.99, Psssssst Instant Spray Shampoo is the perfect way to skip shampoo - or two - and still look like you stepped right out of a blow out. And trust us, we’ve tried our share of instant shampoos and this one is by far the best bang for your buck.

It smells good too. $5.99 at
The warm weather has finally arrived, and with it, the search for lighter, fresher scent (our deliciously rich and musky Narciso Rodriguez just isn’t going to cut it during the sweltering months).

Here are four of our top picks for Spring:

ss3.bmp1. Marc Jacobs Splash Biscotti ($68 for 10oz, Sephora)
Notes: Freesia, Bergamot, Orange Blossom, Pistachio Blossom, Vanilla…. though we swear we can smell anise as though we were rubbing freshly baked goods on our skin! This one starts out sweet, and dries down to a deliciously tempting scent that makes you want to keep smelling your arm… or eat it off.

2. Balenciaga ($95 for 1.7 oz, Neiman Marcus)
Notes: Bergamot, Spices, Pepper,V iolet, Carnation, Oakmoss, Cedar, Vetiver, Patchouli, Labdanum. Reminiscent of those childhood lavender splashes mom used to douse you with post-bath… but way more grown up. 3.

3. Marc Jacobs Daisy In The Air ($57 for 1.7 oz, Sephora) Notes: Strawberry, Violet Leaves, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Gardenia, Violet Petals, Jasmine Petals, Musk, Vanilla, White Woods. Original, Black, Silver, Garland…the bottles tend to rotate, but the scent is always the same: amazingly fresh, yet somehow, completely decadent.  

4. CHLOE Eau De Fleurs Lavande  ($135 for 100ml, Bloomingdale’s)
Notes: Lavender, Bergamot, Violet, Tea, Iris, Musk, Vetiver and Ambergris. This is the most interesting scent of the bunch, and is definitely one of those stop-on-the-street “what are you wearing?” scents.

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