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April 2010 Archives


How do Jane, Julia, and Jamie always look so flawless as they’re walking the Red Carpet? They’re wearing Smart Cover concealing creme.

Developed by Flori Roberts, creator of Dermablend® and the leading authority in Camouflage Makeup, Smart Cover camouflages tattoos, dark circles, blemishes, age spots, skin imperfections, and more.  A staple in many a makeup artist’s kit, SmartCover is used on celebs like on Reese Witherspoon, Joy Bryant, Julia Roberts, Helen Mirren, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more to keep them looking picture perfect on and off the screen.


The ten-piece Smart Cover kit includes several different shades of the concealing crème, from light to dark, so you can use them to mix and match to create the perfect shade. It also comes with a color corrector to neutralize the deep tattoo pigment first, allowing the concealing crème to cover completely and blend seamlessly into the skin on the face and body. Moisture primer lotion, vitamin beauty stick for eye area, camouflage brush, blending sponges, and travel case are included as well. Smart Cover goes on creamy and smooth, is dermatologist and allergy tested, non-comedogenic, waterproof, smudge-resistant, and fragrance free.

No wonder the pros use it!


There are some days when we just love our jobs, and yesterday was certainly one of them. On one of the most gorgeous and warm April days in memory, we were treated to a delicious rooftop lunch at the Gramercy Park Hotel by the folks at Aveeno. We spent a few hours soaking up the fresh air, chatting with friends, sipping cocktails and testing out beauty products. If only every work day were this glamourous…



While enjoying the gorgeous setting, we had the opportunity to test out a brand new anti-aging line of products called Aveeno® Ageless Vitality™. This Elasticity Recharging System is a 2-step treatment that is patented for the treatment of the signs of aging. The result of years of research, we were told the system works by recharging skin’s elasticity and restoring its youthful look. OK, you had us at the “youthful” part.


We had the opportunity to meet some of the scientists behind the product who explained all the technical stuff about why and how it works on reducing lines and wrinkles, diminishing age spots and improving firmness, and we were officially impressed. But what really impressed us immediately was the fabulous packaging and thoughtfulness that went into creating a system that seems more akin to luxury brands than this affordable drugstore brand.

Each of the 3 systems (Day with SPF30, Night and Eye) includes 4 individually packaged 1-week tubes of the special biomineral concentrate. Referred to as “the gray stuff” by the Aveeno scientist, this is the truly special part of the system that attacks all of your trouble areas. The individual tubes keep the concentrate as fresh and pure as possible, a detail that we loved. Also enclosed in each of the systems is a special cream which activates the biomineral concentrate, so the two products work together for maximum effectiveness. We were especially wowed by the night cream which came packaged in a special pump that was so luxe, we can’t wait to add it to our nightly routine.

We tested out the various creams and of course the magical “gray stuff” on our hands and everything felt luxuriously silky and had a light, pleasant scent. We were each given the full regimen to take home with us and are excited to give it a proper at-home testing. Here’s looking forward to our new youthful-looking selves.

If you’re interested in finding out about the new Aveeno® Ageless Vitality™, check out

Lauren Conrad showed up to her ”Sweet Little Lies” book signing wearing one of our favorite spring 2010 lip trends. Forget red this season, it’s all about pink! OK red is still relevant, but pink lips are hotter this spring, and we couldn’t think of a better way to pretty up our pout.

Get Lauren’s candy-coated look with these five must-have pink lip shades:

1. Benefit Silky Finish Lipstick in ‘My Treat’, $18 Benefit Cosmetics      

2. Tarina Tarantino Gem Gloss in Fuchsia Revolution, $19 Sephora

3. Nars Semi-Matte Lipstick in Funny Face, $24 Nars Cosmetics

4. Nars Lip Gloss in Easy Lover, $24 Sephora
5. MAC Lipstick in Pink Nouveau, $14 Mac Cosmetics

Illamasqua Illuminator is a mulitipurpose highlighter with intense color that highlights and enhances wherever it’s applied. You can use it on cheek bones or on any other part of your body where you want to draw attention.

article-1238047-07B14041000005DC-799_468x100.jpgThe range includes: Fondle- a hot pink with gold shimmer (similar to NARS Orgasm) Glimmer- a warm golden tan, Halcyon - an ivory pearl, Odyssey - a white pearl, and Poised - a cool candy pink.

We tried it in Odyssey, and it gave us a perfect pearl glow, almost as if we were glowing from within. It goes on wet but dries quickly, leaving a high-shine, reflective finish that lasts all night, and applies easily with fingers, brush, or sponge. (Be sure to blend quickly, as this does dry lightning fast!)

Verdict? We’re in love, and will be rushing to Sephora to try all the other shades!

$18, at Sephora.
In an effort to raise awareness about Earth Day — and a little money — Kiehl’s has added a colorful twist to one of our favorite products. With the help of famous faces Julianne Moore, Jeff Koons, Malia Jones and Pharrell Williams, Kiehl’s has created a limited-edition series of their rejuvenating Acai Damage-Protecting Toning Mist. Four different bottles are outfitted in each collaborator’s idea of a happier earth. We’re digging artist Jeff Koons’ bright bottle the most!

We’re already fans of Kiehl’s Acaí Damage-Protecting Toning Mist on its own with its regular old outfit — and are even more supportive with its lively new packaging.

100% of proceeds up to $200,000 from the sale will be donated to the Rainforest Alliance.

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