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Celebrity Style Lip Trends: How To Wear Classic Red Lipstick

5 May

The Audrey Hepburn Look


Nothing says “pucker up” like a pair of vibrant red lips. Red is a color everyone can wear. The key is to choose the right degree of pigment for you… and not be afraid to be just a little daring.

If you rarely wear lipstick, opt for a subtle shade in the refined style of the always elegant Audrey Hepburn. Pat on lipstick with index finger, and top with a layer of gloss to add shine and help the look last all day.

Try: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstain in Feelin’ Rosy (More Info | Buy), Urban Decay Lip Junkie Lip Gloss in Red Light (More Info | Buy)

The Elizabeth Taylor Look

For a glamorous, old-Hollywood look reminiscent of Elizabeth Taylor, only a bold, fabulous red will do. Create a base coat of lip liner on the inside of the lips, rather than the edges, and apply lipstick with a brush for a smooth, flawless finish.

Try: Stila Long Wear Lip Pencil in Passionate (More Info | Buy), L’Oreal Paris Infallible Le Rouge in Ravishing Red (More Info | Buy), Mehron Stageline lip brush (1/4 inch flat end)

The Marilyn Monroe Look


Get the bold pout of Marilyn Monroe with a long-lasting lipstick that contains more pigment than wax. For a soft and supple finish, top the color with lip balm.

Try: Maybelline Superstay 24 Color in All Day Cherry (More Info | Buy)

Summary: Red lipstick is classic, elegant, versatile. And with these guidelines, everyone (yes, that means you) can wear it.

Consider the lighting. “If you’re going to be outdoors, pick a softer or sheerer shade,” says Rachel Lockhart, owner of Rachel’s Makeup Studio, in Boston. “For evening, go bolder, so your features stand out.”

Avoid deep reds if you have thin lips. They tend to make lips look smaller.

Experiment with intense shades if you have strong coloring. “Natural contrast gives you more options,” says Jill Morton, head of ColorCom, a consultation agency in Honolulu, says of those with exaggerated natural coloring (for example, paper-white skin, black hair, and blue eyes).

Don’t play up your eyes. “Pair red lipstick with the lightest possible eye makeup,” says lipstick designer Poppy King. A little mascara and beige shadow will do.

Don’t toss a red lipstick in a shade that doesn’t work. “Top it with a gold gloss to warm and soften it, or add a pink gloss to take it to the bluer side,” says makeup artist Maria Verel.

Coordinate your look. Dot a little smudge of the lipstick on the apples of your cheeks, then blend it with your fingers.

Be precise. That means whether you’re using a brush or applying lipstick straight from the tube. “Red lipstick should never be applied casually in the back of a taxi,” says Verel.

Don’t use red lip liner. If it doesn’t match your lipstick perfectly (and odds are it won’t), you’ll end up with a two-tone effect. If you like using liner, find a shade that’s close to your natural lip color and use it to outline your lips.

Prevent “bleeding.” Apply a little concealer around the border of your mouth.

Avoid getting lipstick on your teeth. After applying, put your finger in your mouth, purse your lips around it, then slowly pull it out to remove excess color.

Nail Polish: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure In A Bottle

16 Jan

Sally Hansen All-in-One Polish

THE CLAIM Think of it as five products—a keratin-and-amino-acid growth treatment (which fortifies and protects nails), a filling base coat, a strengthener, color and a quick-dry top coat—in one bottle.

Plus, it has an extra-wide brush for full coverage with one sweep.

THE EXPERT SAYS “Home manicures typically don’t last as long as professional ones because you rush through the coats and don’t let them dry completely,” says N.Y.C. manicurist Jin Soon Choi. “This eliminates that problem. I’ve even started using it at my spa.”

OUR VERDICT Our nails looked perfectly groomed in a flash. After four days of constant tapping on our keyboard (and occasional dish washing), the color was still glossy and chip-free.

TRY IT YOURSELF

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure, $8

Sally Hansen Website

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Walgreens

Looking To Improve Your Skin! The Clarisonic A Girls Dream Come True!

31 Dec

Mia™ Skin Cleansing System – Pink
What it is:
A travel-friendly, professional-quality skincare brush.

What it does:
From the creators of the Sonicare® toothbrush comes the Clarisonic® Mia set, featuring the handy to-go sized version of the original, groundbreaking Clarisonic Brush. Sonic technology first changed the way we clean our teeth, now it’s changing how we cleanse our skin. The sonic frequency moves Clarisonic’s soft, gentle brush back and forth at more than 300 times per second, thoroughly clearing pores and skin surface.

Here are some of the benefits this revolutionary skincare tool delivers:
– Removes makeup six times better than traditional methods.
– Clears pores and reduces the appearance of pore size.
– Cleanses so thoroughly that skincare products absorb better.
– Creates noticeably healthier looking skin.

This set contains:
– Clarisonic Mia One Speed Brush
– International pLink™ charger for worldwide use
– Sensitive Brush Head
– 1.0 oz Gentle Hydro Cleanser

What else you need to know:
Clarisonic should be used as part of a daily skincare regimen to provide smoother feeling and looking skin. It is ideal for all skin types, and used and recommended by leading dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons.

* Product not available for gift wrapping.

Ulta

Sephora

Summary: The first thing that people see is our face. Many of us find confidence in our skin especially when it’s looking at it’s very best. If your looking to improve your skin an minimize pores, and fine lines. Or maybe your even looking for younger healthier skin! Well the Clarisonic is your number one choice for doing all the above!

Maybe you love wearing make up, and you just want to reach deep to those pores to get rid of dirt, and make up by using the Clarisonic. It will do just that!

  • Exfoliates
  • Softens Skin
  • Soothes Skin

The Clarisonic comes in different set’s for those who prefer the face, and the body brush together can purchase it for a higher price point. But so worth it! Now you can also focus on the body as well!

All Clarisonic’s were sold out at my local Ulta store since the Christmas holiday. I go there twice a month for facials. So if your skin is at the top of your list of priorities stop through your local Ulta store and talk to a skin therapist.

If you do not live close to a Ulta store many of use have a Sephora in our local malls.

I seen drastic improvements on my skin these past two months. My Skin Therapist Regina also used the Clarisonic on my face as a process of her doing my facial treatments.

Felt relaxing, rejuvenating and my skin was super soft!

So if your skin means a lot to you like my skin is to me purchase  a clarisonic! Reach that dirt where a rag and a cotton ball can’t!

Dare to be beautiful with healthy and young looking skin~ A girl’s number one beauty choice!

Gift Ideas: Gucci Guilty Fragrance Experience The Thrill Of Forbidden

9 Dec

Gucci

Established in Florence, Italy in the 1920s, Gucci is one of the world’s most coveted brands that understands that fashion and fragrance go hand in hand.

A purveyor of hip, modern designs for men and women, Gucci has elevated their minimalist signature monogram to iconic status, often splashing it across the season’s new It bag, assortment of sportswear, stiletto heels, and fragrances.

Ranging from sultry and sexy to sweet and sugary, the couture scents are—much like the coveted label’s clothing and accessories—instant classics.

Gucci sits atop the pinnacle of chic while riding the waves of a powerful fashion renaissance—and their bellissima blends are a constant reminder of the sweet smell of success.

Gucci
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Guilty

Made for the woman who shatters expectations, this fragrance imbues a feeling of power, a sense that she can attain whatever she wants—even the thrill of the forbidden.

A sheer, floral-oriental fragrance, it opens with a bright burst of citrus and a dangerous hint of black pepper.

This arresting introduction gives way to full-throttle femininity as its heart pulses with fruity and floral notes.

The fragrance dries down to a rich, ambery base with notes of patchouli.

The overall effect is young, stylish, and eminently wearable—a daring edge of sexiness and sensuality that captures the essence of Gucci.

The stunning bottle fuses glass and metal, a feature revealed through Gucci’s signature interlocking “G” characters.

At the center of the iconic logo’s letterforms, the bottle’s gleaming metallic surface is elegantly cut away to expose the bottle’s glass interior.

Notes:

Mandarin, Pink Pepper, Peach, Lilac, Geranium, Amber, Patchouli.

Style:

Daring. Rich. Sexy.

Summary: Guilty is the new Gucci fragrance that will be available from September 2010. It is designed for the glamorous, daring, brave, and very sexy girls who like to party and enjoy themselves.

The face of the advertising campaign is Evan Rachel Wood, singer and actress.

Gucci Guilty contains the notes of mandarin, pink pepper, peach, lilac, geranium, amber and patchouli.

A couple of spritz would be nice to wear before going to your office and a little more when working on fields. Its scent is not that long lasting as other Eau de Toilette. It may last for a few hours and a re-application would be wise until midnight. It’s a perfect head turner for everyone and a fashionable wear of the user.

This is my top list of 5 perfumes that I purchased this month and wanted to share it with you who haven’t had a chance to check it out.

The bottle itself is substantial and gorgeous, definitely vanity table worthy.  I find it almost too pretty to touch—but I’m doing it anyway because I’m totally addicted to Guilty right now and I don’t feel the slightest bit guilty, yet!

Gucci Guilty makes a great gift ideas for every occasion. With the holiday’s coming up makes a great stocking stuffer!

Sephora

Ulta

Macy’s

Perfumania

Saks Fifth Avenue

Gift Ideas: H2O Sea Derived Skincare Ultimate Hydration System Nourish And Revitalize Your Skin!

3 Dec

Ultimate Hydration System
Give a day-and-night collection of the hydrating formulas we’re famous for.

* An ultra-gentle eye makeup remover effortlessly cleans lids and lashes (even waterproof mascara) with no greasy residue
* Oil-free cleanser and non-drying toner sweep away surface impurities to prep skin for maximum moisture absorption

* Our world-famous Face Oasis??? deeply hydrates and revitalizes skin with oil-free, time-released moisture from marine botanicals

* Overnight formulas help visibly smooth, recharge and repair skin while you sleep

* Set features award-winning Hand and Nail Cream, a favorite of top beauty editors

$175 Value!

Price: $115.00

Item: 100-09121-000
Product: Ultimate Hydration System

Gift Includes:

Dual-Action Eye Makeup Remover (4.5 fl oz/133 mL)

Face Oasis??? Cleansing Water (8.25 fl oz/243 mL)

Marine Toner (8 fl oz/237 mL)

Face Oasis??? Hydrating Treatment (1.7 fl oz/50 mL)

Night Oasis??? Oxygenating Rejuvenator (1.7 fl oz/50 mL)

Night Oasis??? Overnight Eye Complex (.5 fl oz/15 mL)

Spa Hand and Nail Cream (8.25 fl oz/244 mL)

H2O Plus formulas hydrate, repair and recharge skin with sea-sourced nutrients and proprietary sciences.

Our scientists create custom marine blends to target specific concerns, then apply exclusive technology and cutting-edge research to deeply transform skin.

Marine Botanicals
Rich in minerals and antioxidants, these dynamic seaweeds restore skin’s health and vibrancy

Sea Minerals
Potassium, magnesium, sodium and calcium are vital to skin’s daily renewal and recovery

Plant Extracts
Aloe, fruit enzymes and other land botanicals intensify the power of marine ingredients

Proprietary Sciences
Exclusive discoveries from our team of researchers advance the power and intensity of our formulas .

Our Concept:

The sea holds the power to heal, protect and renew. It is the ultimate source of life and vitality, and the very essence of our skin care.

From deep-sea botanicals, we cultivate essential elements to nourish and revitalize your skin. Our scientific innovation advances their efficacy to transformative levels.

Immerse yourself in sea-derived skin care.

Ulta

Beauty Brands

H2O Plus.com

Summary: Those of you that are looking for a natural skincare line that is marine biology based. You stumbled across the right place. The sea hold’s the power to heal your skin. H2O Sea derived skincare Ultimate Hydration System that is.

Lately, I find myself really working and improving on my skin. Trying to find product’s that are from the earth. Being that I am that way with my hair as many of you know I love Aquage hair care line. Which is also a marine based hair care system. So why not treat my skin just as good as I do my hair.

Why not give back to your skin. For those of you that are beginning to show sign’s of stress on the skin. Rather it be from years of acne, or just natural aging. Give back to your skin by using product’s that are marine based from the sea.

H2O Sea Derived skincare Ultimate Hydration system make’s great gift’s for every occasion. You can never go wrong with skincare product’s. We all love pampering ourselves.

With my recent facial experience at Ulta. Lead me to my deep commitment to skincare. I am never looking back. Now it’s about me and taking care of my skin. As I begin this new journey in my life. 40 doesn’t have to feel like life is almost over. But yet just actually beginning.

Pamper yourself with the best that the earth offer’s rich in minerals, and antioxidants these dynamic seaweeds restore skin’s health and vibrancy. Shop through the collection and pick out what you feel is best for you and your skin.

There is nothing like having healthy looking and youthful skin. Dare to be beautiful, and dare to be you! Nourish and revitalize your skin!

Too Faced Natural Eye: Neutral Eyeshadow Collection Eye Kit

12 Nov

The Natural Eye Kit contains everything you need to create the pretty, soft, and slightly sexy “natural eyes” youve seen on super models and celebrities and have always wanted to perfect for yourself.

The three easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction cards lead you through every fun step to insure a professional looking application every time!

Neutrals:
Color: Day (Heaven, Velvet Revolver, Sexspresso), Classic (Silk Teddy, Push-Up, Erotica), Fashion (Nude Beach, Honey Pot, Cocoa Puff)

In one of the latest Victoria’s Secret catalogues that come to my house every month, I found a product that I have been looking for for some time now.

Too Faced is a line of makeup that I have seen at Sephora and Ulta, and my friend has almost all of their products. I found that Victoria’s Secret now carries a few products, I decided to try the one that caught my eye, called Too Faced Natural Eye Kit.

I thought the Natural Eye Kit would be good for me, as I don’t do smoky often.

My main reason for buying it was that it was a great deal, at only $35, for a kit that contains 9 eye shadows, brushes, and instructions, which I need desperately.

The shades look neutral and natural looking, just how I wear them, so I purchased the kit, knowing that 9 eye shadow shades purchased separately would costs far more than this, plus instructions are a real bonus for me.

I bought a few other items as well as the kit, and looked forward to perhaps learning how to do my eye makeup correctly.

The box itself is very cool, with the 9 eye shadow shades ranging from light cream to dark chocolate brown on the top tray, and the brushes tucked away in a slide-out under them. There are three instruction cards, which guide you in making three looks, Day, Classic and Fashion. So I began to experiment.

While some of the tips I already (sort of) knew, such as using the lighter shades to highlight, and the darker shades to contour and line. I had a lot of fun trying out the different looks, and I definitely liked the effect.

I prefer the Classic look for myself, but they all have a slightly different look. I was finally able to use four shades together to create a look, using a eye shadow base, a light matte for the inside corner of the eye and under the eyebrow, a medium shade on the rest of the lid, and a deeper shade in the crease and as a liner under the lower lash line. Blending it well is the key, and this tip I found very useful.

The brushes are soft and durable, and the eye shadows last all day.  The look these shadows create is professional, and I simply love this kit.

I have learned a lot about applying eye makeup, and I highly recommend Too Faced Natural Eye Kit.

It instructs you how to create different looks, the shadows are high quality and long wearing, and the value is excellent.

Sephora, Ulta, Toofaced all carry these products as well as a various department stores in our local malls.

Visit the TooFaced website here.

Sephora

Ulta

Sephora Find: Sophisticated Daisy Solid Perfume Ring by Marc Jacob’s

10 Nov

Daisy Solid Perfume Ring

A gentle twist of this oversized ring opens to reveal a solid fragrance. Like the scent itself, this accessory is sophisticated with a touch of whimsy.

Wear it with the fragrance to enter the world of Daisy: fresh and feminine, with a playful innocence and a vintage edge. This floral fragrance opens with a lovely bouquet of violet.

As it dries down, its spirited trail conjures other fresh flowers as it dances upon a base of comfort and warmth.

Opt for this must have accessory and carry Marc Jacobs’ Daisy solid perfume in a style. This playful, floral and fruity fragrance has top notes of wild strawberries complemented with a base note of white woods accord, which gives this sweet scent a vintage twist. Complete with a fun swivel lid and enclosed in a velvet pouch. 

I absolutely love Marc Jacob’s fragrances. His scent’s are so feminine and classy and tasteful! I always get compliment’s every-time I wear one from his line.

Every woman should dare to feel sexy while wearing any of Marc Jacob’s fragrances. If you like this one, I guarantee there is at least one perfume from his line that you will absolutely love!!!!!

I purchased mine and many of his perfumes at Sephora.  Remember to use your Sephora inside beauty rewards card to score points to work towards a free gift.

Love you Marc Jacob’s! Can’t wait to see what you come up with next~

Click here to learn more how to earn point’s using your Sephora Inside Beauty Rewards to earn free gifts.

Sephora Store: Daisy Solid Perfume Ring by Marc Jacob’s

 

 

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