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October 2012 Archives


Growing my hair out to the length it’s at has required a lot more care than I thought it would. Because I typically highlight my hair, my ends can be a bit drier than the rest of my hair so I try to pay special attention to them before blow drying. My stylist recently recommended Pureology Colour Stylist Anti Split Blow Dry during a recent trim and I am now a fan! I use it after every shampoo and my hair has maintained good health and shine.

You can get Pureology Colour Stylist Anti Split Blow Dry at local hair salons. 

Voluspa-Santiago-Huckleberry-Candle.jpgI have a major candle addiction. Really. At any given point in time, you may find at least 30 strewn around my apartment. But, recently, only one has been lit—and that’s the Voluspa Santiago Huckleberry Candle.

Not only is the oversized cut glass jar absolutely gorgeous, but the scent inside is simply intoxicating. A blend of vanilla and crushed sugar cane accompany the aforementioned huckleberry, creating an aroma that wafts out of the jar and immediately draws you in. Even my mother, who’s not really a candle fan, said after smelling this candle during a recent trip to New York, “I think you’ve converted me!”

The candle is made from 100 percent coconut wax with a cotton wick. And, you’ll be happy to know that it has a burn time of 100 hours. Yes, you read that right—ONE HUNDRED HOURS. I’ve already burned it for at least 10 and the wax has barely gone down! And thank goodness, because I want this baby to last me well into the winter months.

The Voluspa Santiago Huckleberry Candle retails for $26 at


A few weeks ago, I introduced you to the L’Oreal Paris RevitaLift Triple Power Collection, an anti-aging system that includes three products working together to repair wrinkles, re-firm contours and replenish facial volume. Since then, I have been using each of the three products twice daily, paying close attention to any immediate and long-term results. I reviewed each of the three products individually: the Deep Acting Moisturizer, Concentrated Serum and Eye Treatment and gave them a glowing review.

After several weeks of using the complete system, I can honestly say that my skin hasn’t looked this good in years! Over the past couple of years, I’ve noticed an increase in the fine lines (or crinkles) around my eyes, a loss of firmness and more pronounced smile lines. Since starting the Triple Power Collection, my skin looks noticeably more firm and plump and the fine lines around my eyes are diminished. In addition, my skin looks glowy and moisturized, which is no easy feat for my dry skin.

I’ve received several compliments from friends and family about my skin, so the improvement is not only noticeable to me. I can honestly say that my skin looks younger than it did a month ago and I plan to continue using the Triple Power Collection as an integral part of my daily routine.

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L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift introduces Triple Power - three anti-aging skincare products designed to help fight the 3 dimensions of aging. When just fighting wrinkles isn’t enough, you need to go beyond a one-dimensional approach to restore skin’s youthful look. Challenge this approach with a powerful and luxurious cream (Triple Power Deep-Acting Moisturizer) that visibly addresses the three dimensions of aging skin: wrinkles, loss of facial volume and loss of firmness. The RevitaLift Triple Power collection also includes a Concentrated Serum and an Eye Treatment.

Breast-Cancer-Awareness-Products-2012.jpgEvery year, dozens upon dozens of beauty companies band together in the fight against breast cancer. They each donate a portion of proceeds from the sale of products that month toward fighting the terrible disease. Some are existing products; others, products created specifically for this purpose. In any case, every little bit helps and we’re proud to do our part in the fight. Below, the five products we urge you to buy this month.

Clinique Pink With A Purpose
An exclusive shade of Clinique’s best-selling Chubby Stick, the pretty-as-a-picture Plumped Up Pink, comes with its very own miniature makeup bag.
$16 at $3 from each one sold will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

La Mer The Hand Treatment
One of our favorite hand creams of all time, thanks to the fact that it makes skin feel like silk. And this month, it’s even more prudent to purchase.
$75 at $10 from each one sold will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Orly Be Brave Nail Lacquer
Part of Orly’s Pretty in Pink collection, this nail polish comes complete with a BCA ribbon charm and is made up of pink holographic bar glitter suspended in a clear base. It’s best layered over a solid cream, but it’s definitely guaranteed to make people stop and stare.
$10 at 20 percent of proceeds will be donated to Cancer Schmancer.

Sonia Kashuk Proudly Pink Brush Set
Five makeup brushes (powder/blush, concealer, eyeshadow, crease and eyeliner), plus a pretty silver pink carrying case. What’s not to love?
$15.99 at 15 percent of proceeds will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Nails Inc. Pinkie Pink
A multitude of pink sparkles that applies almost completely opaque in just one coat—and looks like jewelry. Be forewarned: the polish does apply on the rough side, so it’s best to use topcoat for a less gritty texture.
$9.50 at $1 from each one sold will be donated to the Breast Cancer Campaign.
If you’re looking for a warm, reddish hue for fall, look no further then Amy Adams’ perfect shade. Instead of opting for a deep, dark auburn, the beautiful Ms. Adams has a beautifully, almost golden, cinnamon brown color that highlights her face amazingly. Because of the peach undertones in her skin, a shade that was a darker auburn or just more red would completely wash out her face and leave her looking ruddy. If you’re considering a reddish-tone like this one for fall, make sure you think through to how warm (more golden) or cool (more ash brown) you want the color to be.

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