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January 2013 Archives


We may not be able to afford the gorgeous couture creations from this week’s Chanel Haute Couture 2013 show, but there’s one thing we can afford: Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Emprise ($27). The best news? You don’t have to wait until spring to snag this limited-edition pinky-beige neutral, it’s available now. Grab it while you can!

It may be the dead of winter, and my tan line may be practically nonexistent now, but I walk around feeling rosy and bright thanks to my Fresh Here Comes the Sun Face Palette. I’m a fair-skinned blonde and that can spell trouble when it comes to blushers and especially bronzers — one swipe of the wrong color (or product) and I don’t even come close to achieving a natural glow. This product has three great shades, left to right: resolute gold, here comes the sun, intense bronze. I like to use here comes the sun on the apples of my cheeks and then use a VERY LIGHT (I can’t stress that enough) dusting of resolute gold across my forehead, the bridge of my nose, and on top of here comes the sun on my cheeks. The dusting of resolute gold to the areas where the sun typically kisses our faces the most really helps to add dimension — achieving the desired end result of the most natural of glows!

You can get Fresh Here Comes the Sun Face Palette for $45 at
Philosophy-Love-Sweet-Love.jpgIf falling in love were as easy as opening up a bottle of Philosophy Love Sweet Love Shampoo, Bath & Shower Gel, we’d be married by now. But for the time being, we’ll settle for this delectable scent.

Philosophy’s signature 3-in-1 proves not to disappoint, just like every other scent from the line. Love Sweet Love just smells sweet, delicious and otherwise intoxicating. And, since it’s great as a shampoo, bubble bath or shower gel, there are so many ways to get your kicks from the bottle!

We always prefer to use Philosophy 3-in-1’s as shower gel, but we’ve been known to pour a few capfuls into a bath or wash our hair with it in a pinch—and we’re here to tell you all three ways are equally as sweet!

Philosophy Love Sweet Love Shampoo, Bath & Shower Gel retails for $24 at
While welcoming her 49th birthday and preparing to celebrate her husband’s second inauguration, I assume Michelle Obama wanted to make a splash with a bit of a different look. She used her new twitter account to reveal the new style and many, present company included, seem more than happy with the new cut. The new bangs are more wispy and feathery and fall just above her eyebrows perfectly. With her thick hair and layered cut she looks stylish and youthful and appropriately ready to embark on another term with her husband. 
Bliss-Rubberizing-Mask.jpgWant to feel like you’re conducting a science experiment with your skincare … with truly “fabulous” results? Then you simply must try the Bliss Fabulous Skin-Reviving Rubberizing Mask.

We’ve long been fans of this mask, and in fact we request it every time we get a facial at any Bliss spa. Not only does it make skin glow and feel like silk, but it just feels so cool—and cooling!—upon our skin. The texture really is like rubber, which is like no other mask we’ve tried. It hardens but somehow still feels soft and pliable. Plus, it’s super easy to remove after about 15 minutes.

Intrigued? Want to know how it works in the comfort of your own home? You simply open one of the packets and dump its contents into a bowl. Fill the included measuring cup with water, pour it into the bowl and then use one of the enclosed spatulas to mix the concoction into a pale purple paste. Apply immediately and liberally to the skin, wait the aforementioned 15 minutes, and peel off. Voila! Soft, smooth skin.

We just think this mask is fun and ingenious—and it’s taking all of our willpower not to use it every single day!

The Bliss Fabulous Skin-Reviving Rubberizing Mask is $38 for a pack of 6 at

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