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January 2011 Archives

Boscia-Jujube-Rejuvenist-Amino-Body-Wash.jpgWhen your body is in need of the ultimate pampering experience, turn to Boscia Jujube Rejuvenist Amino Body Wash. This luxuriously rich, foaming, frothing body wash will leave not only your body but all of your senses feeling utterly and completely rejuvenated from head to toe.

This body wash is liberally packed with good-for-the-skin ingredients. Amino acids lend ultra-gentle cleansing while jujube fruit encourages healthy cell rejuvenation and makes the skin appear smoother and firmer. Exotic orange and mint revive the senses; jojoba leaf and green tea freshen the skin and protect against free radicals. And that’s not all! Willowherb and raspberry leaf soothe and calm the skin.

We especially love the easy-to-use pump application, which ensures that the perfect amount of body wash makes its way onto our pouf time and time again. And the fact that it lathers up extra well definitely adds points to an already more than satisfactory shower experience.

What this all boils down to? An amazingly fresh, zingy shower experience that’s perfect to rev you up at the beginning of each and every day. What more could you ask for?

Boscia Jujube Rejuvenist Amino Body Wash retails for $22 at
Get excited about nails, because there are a bounty of new nail polish collections coming your way for spring! We are so unbelievably excited about every single collection — we have a feeling we’ll be going broke trying them all. Check out the collections that really have us scrambling for our wallets — and our nearest manicurist!

Zoya-Intimate-Spring-2011-Nail-Polish-Collection.jpgZoya Intimate
This collection of 6 metallic polishes is inspired by the feeling of intimacy — from temptations and whispers to lingerie and kisses. Choose from Marley (lavender pink with a whisper of metallic). Dove (delicate, pale gray cream), Caitlin (misty, moody grey violet cream), Dannii (sparkling, enchanted orchid metallic), Jules (soft, glimmering gold kiss metallic) and Gemma (mysterious green/purple duotone metallic).
Each polish retails for $7 and will be available starting January 15 at

Sephora-by-OPI-Glee-Nail-Polish-Collection.jpgSephora by OPI Glee
Gleeks unite! Fans of the TV show will be totally salivating over this collection of 7 polishes inspired by Rachel, Mr. Shue, Santana and all the rest. Colors include Slushied (opaque blue), Hell to the No (bold purple), Gleek Out (glittery lime green), Diva-in-Training (poppy pink), Who Let the Dorks Out (peacock green), Miss Bossy Pants (rich raspberry) and Mash-Up (pearlescent greenish grey).
Each polish retails for $9.50 and will be available in February at

Essie-French-Affair-Spring-2011-Nail-Polish-Collection-Coat-Azure.jpgEssie French Affair
Want to take a trip to the French Riviera? Well, if that’s a bit out of your budget, never fear … Essie’s romantic, French-themed collection will make you feel like you’re there in no time! Most of the 6 colors in the collection are more muted, but we’re totally feeling Coat Azure (above), an unbelievably gorgeous blue.
Each polish retails for $8 and will be available at in February.
This past week, one of our favorite California blondes, Lauren Conrad, showed up to the CoverGirl 50th Anniversary party as a brilliant brunette. Her honey-kissed, chocolatey strands appear to be a welcome change for the reality-star-turned-author, and we have to say that we love the change. Her green eyes pop and her skin glows. Bravo Ms. Conrad, consider us fans. 

Also taking on a new hair hue was exotic beauty Khloe Kardashian. Debuting her bright, copper ‘do at the recent People’s Choice Awards, Mrs. Odom stood out from her raven haired sisters. It’s still growing on us, but it’s definitely not a thumbs down. 

But one color swap we wish could be flopped is Emma Stone’s dark-red-to-blonde transformation. Though the platinum hue is closer to her natural hair color, we absolutely loved the darker coif on the Easy A starlet. 

**What do you think? Do you think these celeb hair color swaps fly high, or fall flat?**


Essie-Nail-Polish-Winter-Collection-Hot-Coco-Pic.jpgThere’s a new favorite nail polish in town, and its name is Essie Hot Coco. If heaven exists, we’re fairly certain this nail polish will be waiting for us when we get there.

We’ve been enamored of the neutral/greige/brown nail trend ever since it started, and Essie’s latest foray into the field has us salivating from the name itself! (Come on, isn’t the fact that it’s 20 degrees outside just making you want to cozy up in front of a fireplace with some cocoa?)

Well, if you’re like us, this creamy dark taupe will have you falling completely head over heels in love. It glides onto the nail without any effort whatsoever, and two coats leave behind just the perfect shade of cocoa you could ever hope to come across. If you’re looking for Essie’s answer to the chic nail polish of the season, this is most definitely it.

Essie Hot Coco nail polish retails for $8 at

Note: Essie’s online shop is undergoing some construction and this polish won’t be available until February 1. But we just couldn’t want to tell you about it! Add it to your wish list so you’ll be sure to know when it’s available for purchase.
In the winter, our biggest problem area isn’t the dry skin on our body, or face. It’s our dry hands. And beyond that, our dry, brittle nails and cuticles. 

Luckily, a dear friend gifted us with a must-have basket of beauty goodies, and the All Season Naturals Cuticle Conditioning Stick was among them. If I hadn’t read the packaging, I would have immediately assumed it was lip balm because of the shape and color. The scent is deliciously fruity, but not too sweet. Oddly enough, it smells like a high-quality salon shampoo, which is one of our favorite scents! 

On first application, the soft stick melts quickly (almost as quickly as the amazing scent hits your nose). The shea butter, olive and Vitamin A and E and oils made our nails feel velvety smooth, hydrated and rich after rubbing a small amount of the product onto each cuticle. 

Plus (and probably one of my favorite features), if you retract the conditioning stick all the way down, the rounded tip is perfect for pushing back your cuticles! A tool and a beauty product in one! 

For just shy of $6, this is definitely a must-keep-in-purse for the long haul. Give it a try, and you’ll see what we mean. $5.99,

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