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August 2011 Archives

Maybelline-Great-Lash-40th-Anniversary-Mascara.jpgGuess what? Maybelline Great Lash Mascara is turning 40 this year. Can you believe how good it still looks? Seriously, we hope we look as good as this mascara does when we hit the big 4-0.

In any case, Maybelline decided to team up with three of the biggest names in fashion—Max Azria of BCBG, Tracy Reese and Vivienne Tam—to design custom tubes of the tried and true cult favorite. The result is the tubes you see pictured above, each one reflecting that designer’s aesthetic and made even more special since they’ve all used Maybelline for the makeup at their past runway shows.

And here’s a fun fact: fashion designer Lilly Pulitzer’s bright and cheery clothing originally inspired the pink and green tube back in the 70’s!

Here’s the best part. These tubes will be available in September at Target stores nationwide! They retail for $6.99 each. Be sure to snap them up when they hit the shelves—we know we’re going to!
dove_hair_smh.jpgDove’s Nourishing Oil Care Conditioner doesn’t smell that great, and its cheap yellow appearance was a bit off-putting, but I was excited by its promises to “revive dry, rough and frizzy hair” with it’s weightless nutri-oils. I didn’t notice an instant change, but overall my hair seems to be responding well to it so I’ll keep using it until it’s time to try a new conditioner.
The-Body-Shop-Macadamia-Body-Butter-Duo.jpgWhile winter tends to wreak more havoc on our skin than the summer months, we still tend to get a little dehydrated by August. Chalk it up to laying on the beach and sunning ourselves (don’t worry, we’re wearing SPF!). Thankfully, we’ve got The Body Shop Macadamia Body Butter Duo by our side for these trying times.

This tub contains two moisturizers that keep dry skin at bay. Unscrew the cap to find them neatly divided in half! On one side, a light cream. On the other, a rich cream. Both work to banish every flake of dryness from your body.

And as if the fact that the two moisturizers here really do turn even the driest skin into a nourished, moisturized oasis, they smell fantastic! They’re infused with the scent of macadamia, which is subtly nutty and totally delicious.

We double dare you to try this one.

The Body Shop Macadamia Body Butter Duo retails for $18 at
Drugstore-Beauty-Products-Image.jpgWe love a luxury beauty product as much as the next girl … but once in awhile, we just like to save a little dough. Luckily, there are tons of amazing drugstore beauty products out there, all retailing for under $10! Check out some of our tried and true favorites.

Pond’s Cold Cream
If we could only use one cleanser for the rest of our lives, this would be it. It’s rich, it’s thick, it’s lush … and it removes EVERY. SINGLE. STITCH. OF. MAKEUP. Seriously, it even removes theater pancake base and layer upon layer of mascara!
$3.82 at

Vaseline Aloe Fresh Protecting Body Lotion
Soothe any sunburn with this aloe-infused lotion. It even has SPF 15 to protect against harmful UV rays!
$5.59 at

Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara in Very Black
Give your lashes super, amazing drama with this mascara. One coat and they’ll instantly go from drab to fab.
$4.99 at

Skintimate Signature Scents Raspberry Rain Moisturizing Shave Gel
Not only does this shave gel smell fantastic, but it helps your razor to glide easily over your skin and shave every single hair down to the quick!
$3.29 at

Biore Steam Activated Cleanser with SteamActiv Beads
This cleanser is activated by steam (hence the name) and deep cleans the skin while you’re in the shower. So cool!
$7.99 at
Either Dianna Agron doesn’t know quite how to style her new shorter hair, or she’s just having so much fun with it. We’re going with the latter. Over the last two weeks, we’ve seen it wavy, piecey… and pink. The only question left is, which do you prefer?

1. Sultra The Bombshell 1” Curling Iron, $130 at
2. Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray, $23 at
3. Jerome Russell B Wild Temp’ry Hair Color Spray, $5.99 at

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