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February 2013 Archives

We’re always on the lookout for fun new beauty trends. And the one that really has us excited right now is speckled nail polish. This basically means a bright nail color base that’s—you guessed it—speckled with lots and lots of glitter in various sizes. It’s such a fun, easy way to create nail art—and it’s guaranteed to garner tons of compliments! Here are the three brands that have really gotten this trend right.

Deborah Lippmann Candy Shop Nail Polish
This was one of the very first speckled polishes out there, and it snagged our attention right away! We love the bright pink base and the multicolored rainbow glitter held within, especially since it’s both fine and hexagonal shaped. It really does make us feel like we’re in a candy shop! This is definitely a color that will have you staring at your nails incessantly. And, surprisingly, it’s not too hard to remove!
$19 at

Nails Inc. Special Effects Sprinkles Nail Polish
This is definitely our favorite of the three. All of the colors in this collection are vibrant, gorgeous and so different—plus, they have sweets-inspired names, which is just so cute! We love the raised like texture and the subtle matte finish. Our favorite of the colors is definitely Pudding Lane (seen above), a turquoise-teal hybrid with navy and gold glittery sprinkles.
$9.50 at

Illamasqua Speckled Nail Varnish
The latest in the speckled trend is, appropriately named, this collection from Illamasqua! The five colors in this collection are a bit more muted, but no less stunning or eye-catching. Our favorite is Speckle, a pretty lilac with grey and black glitter. We can’t wait to add this one to our speckled stash!
$16 at
By-Terry-Baume-De-Rose-IP-SPF-15.jpgFor the most luxurious pout around, you simply must try By Terry Baume de Rose IP/SPF 15. Your lips will never be the same!

This balm has long been one of our favorites. When we need a little extra special something in our life, we reach for this little pink tub and let it work its magic. It’s formulated with essential rose wax, floral oils and bio-ceramides, all which work to restructure, soothe and nourish the lips.

But what we really love? It’s not waxy, tacky, sticky OR greasy. It just sinks into the lips and leaves them feeling silky smooth. It even contains anti-aging properties! And, yes, it’s rose-scented … so it just feels so romantic, too.

By Terry Baume de Rose IP/SPF 15 retails for $59 at
A woman should always have a good eye cream in her beauty arsenal. Recently I gave Kiss My Face Eye Witness Eye Repair Crème a test run and have continued to use it daily ever since. I like how it feels when I put it on and I like the effect it has even more. I swear my eyes seem brighter and the skin’s definitely more supple and soft. And one of the best parts of the Kiss My Face products are the natural ingredients. I’m a sucker for skin care that repairs without layering on more toxins.

You can buy Kiss My Face Eye Witness Eye Repair Crème for $19 at
Suave-Aloe-With-Cucumber-Body-Lotion.jpgWe’re always looking for a body lotion that gets rid of dryness and dehydration instantly. Suave Aloe with Cucumber Body Lotion definitely fits the bill!

This lotion is formulated with the aforementioned aloe and cucumber to moisturize and soothe even the driest skin. We’ve been using it on our legs, our hands, even our nose after a cold turned our nose red and raw—and, no matter where we apply it, we’re left with super smooth skin! It smells fresh and clean, which we love. Plus, it doesn’t feel greasy upon application, so you can use it as a hand cream and not worry about being able to type or text right afterward.

In short? This is one body lotion you won’t want to miss out on trying.

Suave Aloe with Cucumber Body Lotion retails for $4.79 at
Kiehl's-Facial-Fuel-Eye-De-Puffer.jpgWe have a secret weapon. On days when our eyes are looking a little worse for wear, we reach for our tube of Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Eye De-Puffer. Why this innocent little blue tube? Well, a few important reasons:

1) It’s incredibly cooling.
2) It’s formulated with caffeine to reduce puffiness in the eye area.
3) The tube contains a thick stick which you rub into the skin—a different kind of eye treatment than any other we’ve used.
4) The formula isn’t greasy or sticky.

In short? This product really works to make your eyes look more youthful and rejuvenated. And what’s wrong with that?

Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Eye De-Puffer retails for $20 at

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