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September 2011 Archives

NEST-Fragrances-Bamboo-Classic-Candle.jpgOne of our guilty pleasures? Candles. Lots of candles. Seriously, our home is filled with at least 40 candles at all times. But the one we’ve been burning continuously as of late is the NEST Fragrances Classic Bamboo Candle.

We love that the notes of this candle are light, fresh and airy—not too heavy or cloying, which is perfect for a summer evening. Flowering bamboo combines with a variety of white florals, sparkling citrus and fresh green accords, creating such a unique and divine scent that just wafts easily and lazily throughout the home.

But, even more than that, we love the fact that this candle seems to burn forever without any sign of stopping. A burn time of approximately 50 hours ensures that even if we burn it for a few hours every day, we’re sure to have it around for weeks to come.

This candle is crafted from soy wax and has a cotton wick. The striped frosted glass holder is so beautiful that after we (sadly) finish burning the candle, we can’t wait to wash it out and use it as a decorative jar in our living room!

The NEST Fragrances Bamboo Classic Candle retails for $32 at
H20+-Bliss-Foaming-Face-Masks.jpgRecently we’ve come across more than one mask with some pretty intense foaming action. We’re sensing a trend—and it’s one we’re totally loving! Check out our two favorites.

H20+ Aquafirm Weekly Active Foam Mask
If your skin is really dehydrated, reach for this self-foaming mask, formulated with skin-firming marine microspheres, sea nutrient barrier and brown sea kelp. To apply, cleanse and exfoliate your skin and then massage into the skin, leaving on for about five minutes. When you rinse off, you’ll be amazed at how much softer and firmer your face looks and feels!
$32 at

Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask
Before we came across this mask, we didn’t know great skin could be ours in just five minutes. As with the H20+ version, cleanse your skin and apply a few pumps of this onto your face. Let it work its foaming magic (with the help of Fluid 02 technology and Vitamin C), rinse off and voila: unbelievably clear and radiant skin, guaranteed.
$52 at
zoe-saldana-katie-holmes-vma-08281011.jpgIn my humble opinion, the best part of any award show is the style. And as someone who loves the switch in seasons, I was psyched to see some great fall trends emerge at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. While some celebs opted for puckers that popped in wild shades, Zoe Saldana and Katie Holmes rocked the classic for fall, barely there nude lips.

The trick to nude lips is grabbing a nude (not just “tan”) lipcolor that is only one shade lighter at most than your normal lip color. If you’re trying to go even lighter you’ll need to heavily moisturize and try dabbing a tiny bit of tinted moisturizer on lips and especially around the outline of your mouth.

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