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target-beauty-image-right.jpgLast week we confessed our love for Target’s beauty department, in particular, its indie beauty brands like Sonia Kashuk, Jemma Kidd, Petra Strand (Pixi) and Napoleon Perdis. We also told you about our little shopping spree where we picked up some beauty must-haves to test out. 

After posting our reviews of the products, we attended a gathering at New York’s posh London Hotel hosted by Glam.com’s beauty editor, India Jewel-Jackson. It was a fun little gathering complete with champagne, nibbles, and of course, beauty chats. We shared our Target scores with each other and shot a beauty confession video demonstrating our favorite Target products and tips on how to use them. Stay tuned for the debut of our video in just a few days!



Target Beauty is the premier destination for high-quality, low-priced beauty products. No matter your style—glamour goddess or laid-back casual cutie—Target Beauty has the essentials and the extras you need to keep your beauty routine fresh. From hair spritz to makeup glitz, you can save big on old favorites and new treats all in one convenient place.  
facecream_smh.jpgWhen asked to choose a sample at Sephora recently, I selected Korres’ Quercetin & Oak Antiwrinkle Night Cream.

Who wouldn’t want a night cream that promises you’ll have “firmer, more elastic skin after just one application of this intensively nourishing and hydrating essential.”

And guess what, it worked. For me, at least.

I applied, as directed, at night to my face and neck, specifically underneath and around my eyes. The next morning my skin felt hydrated and, dare I say it, smoother. Looks like I’ll actually have to purchase the stuff as this 0.34 fl oz tube won’t last long. Fair warning: it smells like Play Doh. But if you’re like me and have fond memories of Play Doh as a kid, you won’t really mind it.

The-Body-Shop-Lip-Scruff.jpgWant to soften and smooth those chapped lips? Then you’d better slick on The Body Shop Lip Scruff.

The unassuming little tube is filled with a speckled green treatment that, once swept across the pout, immediately conditions and smooths even the roughest of lips. It moisturizes as well as any lip balm, while the exfoliating particles really bring an extra layer of softness.

We love putting this on before bed, usually under a lip balm or shea butter product for extra conditioning. And, lo and behold, it’s still on our lips eight hours later when we wake up!

And an added bonus? It tastes and smells amazingly minty — such a fresh end to the day.

The Body Shop Lip Scruff retails for $12 at thebodyshop.com.
Winter temperatures and grey days be gone! We’re embracing spring even if it is still 50 degrees. And there’s no better way to do that than with bright makeup. From bright pink lippies to green nail polishes, we’ve rounded up a host of the products guaranteed to put you in a springy state of mind.

M.A.C-Quite-Cute-Mischievous-Mint-Nail-Lacquer-April-2011.jpgM.A.C Mischievous Mint Nail Lacquer
Mint green nails continue to be a strong trend this season, and with this iteration from M.A.C’s brand-spanking-new Quite Cute collection, it’s definitely no wonder.
$14 at maccosmetics.com

NARS-Single-Eyeshadow-Daphne.jpgNARS Daphne Single Eyeshadow
Bright purple eyeshadow? Why not? We’re in love with this vibrant hue — equally amazing as a liner.
$23 at narscosmetics.com

Tarte-Natural-Cheek-Stain-Tipsy.jpgTarte Natural Cheek Stain in Tipsy
This gorgeous coral-orange imparts such a natural yet totally intense flush upon the cheeks — perfect for that just-pinched look.
$30 at tartecosmetics.com

Illamasqua-Intense-Lipgloss.jpgIllamasqua Intense Lipgloss
From Follow (reddish hot pink) to Petulant (hot magenta), each of the 11 glosses here really packs a whollop.
$20 each at sephora.com

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Lea Michele’s shimmering blue eyeliner looks like something her glitter-loving Glee character Rachel Berry would experiment with at Regionals, but here she is pulling it off at last months’ Vanity Fair Oscar Party. So what made this look less high school and more high fashion?

Lea’s peachy/pink lip and simple ponytail keeps the look simple, but we’re not sure if it would have worked if she wasn’t wearing a dress made out of blue sequins. What do you think?


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Hello Kitty Glittercute Eyeliner,
$14 at sephora.com

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