| Beauty: December 2011 Archives | Beauty: December 2011 Archives

December 2011 Archives

Melissa-Rycroft-Ashley-Benson-Bold-Lips.jpgWe love that when the holidays are upon us, celebs decide to rock bolder lip colors than normal. Gone are the glossy nudes of months past … in their place are bright pink and ravishing reds that can’t help but garner attention.

Both Ashley Benson and Melissa Rycroft rocked bright pouts as of late. Melissa’s was a super cherry red (get the look with M.A.C Russian Red, $14.50 at Ashley’s was a bit on the pinker side—if you’re afraid of going too red, try NARS Semi Matte Lipstick in Funny Face ($24 at

Whatever look you decide on, just remember—holiday beauty is all about having fun!
There is no better special effect than the celebrity who steps out on the red carpet in what seems to be almost no makeup. Charlize Theron wandered the red carpet in support of her new movie Young Adult, with what looked like a natural face. Her beautifully separated eyelashes were only outdone by her pretty, sheer pink lip color. 
lancome color design lip color
Lancôme’s ‘Color Design’ Lipcolor in Love It! is the perfect shade for copying this pale pucker trend. A little tip, when wearing pale pink lip color, a good moisturizing base coat (think lip balm) and a nude liner are musts!

Get Lancôme ‘Color Design’ Lipcolor for $22 at

Aveda-Rosemary-Mint-Hand-And-Body-Wash.jpgIf you’re like us, you love the scent of an Aveda salon. There’s just something that’s at once so invigorating and calming about the brand’s signature scent. So is it any wonder that we’re obsessed with Aveda Rosemary Mint Hand and Body Wash? We think not.

For starters, a dime-sized dollop upon a pouf is all that’s needed to create a rich, foaming lather. Skin is left feeling soft, supple and super clean in nothing more than a moment!

And then, of course, there’s the scent. Certified organic rosemary and peppermint combine to create this aroma that awakens the senses and makes you feel ready for absolutely anything.

We’ve long been fans of the Rosemary Mint shampoo and conditioner, so it’s really no wonder that we’ve added this product to our arsenal, now is it?

Aveda Rosemary Mint Hand and Body Wash retails for $16 at
gillette fusion proglide shaving razorGIllette’s tagline has been “the best a man can get” for years, but I’ve caught on to their game. This woman is stepping up and demanding the best. After a girlfriend’s husband raved about how great his Gillette Fusion ProGlide Shaving Razor was, I had to try one out for myself. I’ll admit it, I missed some of the girly nuances of the packages of women’s razors. But when I held the Fusion ProGlide Razor in my hand it felt good. It was hard and solid, not like my plastic Venus Razor and it moved effortlessly against my legs and took all that unwanted hair with it. I did notice one thing immediately, this baby will nick you if you’re not careful. Thanks to moisturizing cushions and all those other grand ideas in women’s razors I had gotten spoiled with the no-nick factor. But that nick was worth it, my legs were smooooooooth! I may never go back to a girly razor again, I am woman hear me roar!

You can get a Gillette Fusion ProGlide Shaving Razor for $10.99 at
Slatkin-&-Co-Gingerbread-Candle.jpgWant to know what’s really getting us in the holiday spirit as of late? It’s none other than the Slatkin & Co. Gingerbread 14.5 oz. Filled Candle.

This three-wick candle is a serious delight if we ever smelled one. Notes of ginger, buttercream, brown sugar and whipped vanilla frosting blend together to create an intriguingly rich and delectable scent that leaves our mouths watering every time the candle is lit!

Plus, the candle—like all Slatkin & Co. candles—is made with fragrance oils, an exclusive blend of vegetable wax and lead-free wicks.

But here’s the best part. This candle burns for 40-65 hours! Can you believe that burn time? Even if it’s only 40 hours (and we use the word “only” pretty lightly here), that ensures hours upon hours upon hours of good old-fashioned holiday fun long after St. Nick has passed by for the year.

The Slatkin & Co. Gingerbread 14.5 oz. Filled Candle retails for $19.50 at

get the scoop

subscribe to our free weekly email! rss feed follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Pinterest!

like us on facebook!

subscribe + win


Around the Web: