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March 2013 Archives

Get Glowing with bareMinerals on QVCNothing says spring like a glorious (faux) tan! Whether you desire a subtle glow or rich warmth, bareMinerals has all of the tools you need to achieve the perfect warm weather-ready look with ease. Feast on a few of these beauty essentials from bareMinerals at QVC and prepare to take your winter skin from sallow to sensational.

1. bareMinerals Faux Tan Gradual Glow Sunless Face Tanner

Skip the expensive flight and achieve an island-worthy glow right at home with the new Faux Tan Gradual Glow Sunless Face Tanner. Formulated to deliver radiance over time, this sunless tanner works to develop the tan of your dreams — minus the exposure to harmful ultraviolet rays. With mineral copper complex and moisturizing plant derivatives, it nourishes and enhances the skin at the same time.

2. bareMinerals Ready Bronzer and Luminizer with Brush

A little sparkle and a golden glow? We’re all for it! This pair gives you both in an instant. Use the brush that accompanies Ready Bronzer to kiss skin with a bronzed finish that will undoubtedly turn heads. Then end with a sweep of the illuminating champagne-toned highlighter for the perfect finishing touch.

3. bareMinerals Beautifully Bronzed Deluxe Kit

An effortless and completely natural-looking tan can be yours — without the usual fuss and mess that accompanies at-home formulas. The Beautifully Bronzed kit contains a deluxe 16-ounce bottle of Faux Tan, which appears on the skin as it’s applied to help prevent those streaks that just scream “DIY tan gone wrong!” Even better, the included tan brush makes application a breeze. Just deposit color onto the brush and buff evenly onto skin. Voila: a goof-proof tan that looks even better than the real deal.

4. bareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow Quad: The Comfort Zone

Infused with a cocktail of anti-aging and antioxidant-rich ingredients, the Ready Eyeshadow Quad goes above and beyond the call of beauty duty. It delivers immaculate, true and lasting color and features a wonderfully soft, easy-to-blend texture that makes it a dream to apply. With four coordinating colors to work with, this could end up being your palette of the season.

5. bareMinerals Lip Quickie Collection: Modern Florals

What better way to complement that amazing tan than with a kiss of pretty color? The Lip Quickie Collection includes three striking hues that drench your pout with a creamy, semi-matte finish that lasts and lasts. The design features a pointed tip, which allows for expert precision every time you apply.

Standing in an impossibly long line at Sephora, you aimlessly pick up the strategically placed items that line the shelves. A red label with the words “cleansing spa water” catches your eye. It sounds fancy. You don’t believe it will really work though. Before you can question why anyone would pay $13 for a travel size container of water, you’ve added it to your purchase at check out. That night, after arguing with yourself on the couch over the fact that no matter how tired you are you still need to remove your makeup, you begrudgingly head to the bathroom and squeeze this ‘cleansing water’ onto a cotton pad. It immediately removes your mascara, your eyeliner, and your doubts. Your skin doesn’t feel oily or dry. You’re immediately hooked. You’re welcome. 

This article was inspired by Koh Gen Do’s cleansing spa water, but two affordable alternatives are also pictured.  

Photo credit: starlights_ / / CC BY-NC-SA
I am a tad bit obsessed with technology, and also with nail polishes. And I spend a lot of time trying to find that “perfect” color, but I never thought technology would solve my problem, that is until China Glaze introduced an amazing new tool into the iOS App Store. Their newly released “China Glaze” app has a feature called Match a Colour that fires up your camera, you then take a pic of a shade you’re coveting, and it will analyze the color and texture to match you to any of their 300+ shades. One click of the camera and you can find the shade closest to your hot, new handbag or fave, statement pumps — my inner geek girl just nailed a perfect 10!

The app is totally free and available for download in the App Store.
Rihanna has a lot of reasons to glow these days. The 25-year-old singer just launched her Rihanna for River Island clothing line and is days away from kicking off her Diamonds World Tour. But the real reason for her glow has a lot to do with her makeup artist, Mylah Morales. According to Mylah, she uses  Per-fekt Beauty products on Rihanna because of their multi-tasking abilities, crediting Per-fekt for “creating a healthy and youthful look,” something the star seems to have down pat. Mylah uses the one shade fits all Per-fekt Beauty Body Perfection Gel all over RiRi’s body to create an even skin tone that glows.

To get your own Rihanna glow on, the Allure Best of Beauty 2012 winning Body  Perfection Gel is available  in the Per-fekt Beauty Glow Kit. The Glow Kit retails at $100 and includes the body perfection gel, lip perfection gel and cheek perfection gel. It’s available at the exclusive price of $45 until March 21, 2013 at by entering  promo code GLOWKIT .    

Image: PRPhotos


Nails have certainly gotten their fair share of attention lately and they’ll stay front and center this spring. While you may be debating between bright coral, muted teal and emerald green polishes, I’ve had my eye on some of the more “decorative” trends that have sprung. If last season’s nail art seemed a bit daunting, rest assured, these babies don’t require an art degree — or even a steady hand, really!

As a lover of words, the newsprint manicure trend is probably one of my favorites and finally someone created a kit with all the pieces you need, including pieces of paper with text on them. THE NEW BLACK’s ‘Typography Collection - Weekly Journal’ Nail Polish 4-Piece Set comes with a nude base coat, transfer solution and top coat. The four piece set involves just four easy steps — paint and set the base coat, apply transfer solution, press newsprint (text side down) to wet surface for about 30 seconds, use top coat to set and seal the look. 

You can buy THE NEW BLACK’s ‘Typography Collection - Weekly Journal’ Nail Polish 4-Piece Set for $16 at

Caviar is certainly an acquired taste, and this nail decorative will likely be the same. Ciaté Caviar Manicure is a thick, opaque polish that features little pearls that create a raised, 3D effect on nails. Uses range from coating all 10 nails in this unique formula, to using small amounts on certain nails to create an artsy effect.

You can buy Ciate Caviar for $19 at

Matte top coats, like Essie Matte About You, are one of my favorite mani tricks. They convert even the shiniest of polishes into dry, flat colors, giving you more wear out of every shade. But I hadn’t thought to use it in lieu of nail art. Using small dots of a matte top coat across nails can create a fun spotted effect, or applying it as a line across the tips of nails can create a pseudo matte french manicure look. 

You can buy Essie Matte About You for $10 at

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