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January 2012 Archives

I’ve already professed my preference for a certain men’s razor (read why I use the Gillette Fusion ProGlide Shaving Razor, here), but when it comes to my shaving cream, I stick with the feminine variety. I’ve used so many shaving gels and creams over the years that I had lost track and gotten bored, and then I found eos Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream. First of all, the plastic packaging means I won’t have any more rusted can marks in my shower (and yes it’s recyclable). Second, it comes in a great Vanilla Bliss scent, as well as several others. Third, and probably most important, its thin lotion-like consistency actually allows for better control with my razor and yet my shave has never produced smoother skin.

You can find eos Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream for $3.49 at
ME-Bath-Chocoholic-Shower-Sherbet.jpgOnce in awhile, we come across a product that smells so good, we really wish we could eat it. But in the case of ME! Bath Choco-holic Shower Sherbet, it’s seriously difficult for us not to scarf it down.

This body scrub seriously smells exactly like chocolate. EXACTLY. If it smelled any more like chocolate, it would replace Hershey’s Kisses as our favorite chocolate snack. Except, then, we think we might not feel too good.

All that aside, this scrub not only smells delicious but comes in the cutest oversized tub. Add to that the fact that a dime-sized amount makes our skin look and feel flawless and we’re smitten.

ME! Bath Choco-holic Shower Sherbet retails for $30 at
H20+-Blushing-Orange-Shower-&-Bath-Gel.jpgNeed a jolt of citrus in your morning routine? H20+ Blushing Orange Shower & Bath Gel to the rescue!

We’re totally loving the super orange-y scent due to essences of sun-sweet blood orange and bright coriander. It wakes us up even if we’ve only gotten 4 hours of sleep the night before, and it just smells so citrusy and delicious!

Plus, the miniature Vitamin E conditioning capsules within the formula moisturize and repair skin. And now that winter is making our skin rough, raw and scaly, those beads are definitely coming in handy!

H20+ Blushing Orange Shower & Bath Gel retails for $9 at
Laura Prepon took to the red carpet in support of her new TV show, Are You There, Chelsea with mesmerizing eye makeup. The look was created by applying a black liner that went from thick to thin as it worked from her outer eye inward. The deep liner was contrasted with lighter shimmery shades on her lower lid and crease. The effect was a more modern, simple cat eye look that made Laura’s beautiful, light eyes the center of attention. Best of all, unlike some red carpet looks, this one is totally day time and real world appropriate. Start practicing with your favorite liner today, I suggest a gel eye liner with a thin eyeliner brush for the best control.
Best-Three-Mascaras.jpgWith all the mascaras out there on the market, how could you ever hope to sift through them all and figure out which are the ones actually worth using? Well, that’s where we come in. We’ve tried what seems like every single mascara out there—and now we’re bringing you the top 3 cult favorites that really are worth the hype.

Dior DiorShow Mascara
Length. Definition. Curl. Plumpness. Is there anything this mascara can’t do? (Answer: no.) In just one light coat, lashes become so long and lush that, if you wear glasses, they’ll be bumping up against the lenses. If you want lashes that garner compliments, this is the mascara for you.
$24.50 at

Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara
Every makeup artist swears by it. It stays on even if you’re crying through a tearjerker like The Notebook. Oh, and it makes lashes look amazing. The signature pink and green tube has been around for so long, we simply can’t imagine the makeup market without it.
$3.99 at

L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara
Want to look like you’re wearing falsies? Enter Million Lashes. Your lashes will be super intense, rich and lush in just one coat—though we recommend two or even three for maximum impact.
$7.16 at

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