Pamper yourself or the one you love with the indulgent sensation of Pure Nourishing Rose. We captured the essence of real Rose by artfully blending hundreds of individual roses with healing Chamomile into this gift collection. The therapeutic benefits of these ingredients penetrate skin to nourish and hydrate the body naturally. Precious rose Essential Oils repair and harmonize even the most sensitive skin.
Bubble Bath, Room Spray, Bath Salts, Soy Massage Candle
Relax and inhale the beneficial healing properties of Blue Chamomile and Lavender Essential Oils as you let go of your troubles. The apple like aroma of Blue Chamomile is a soothing antiseptic that nurtures all skin types helping to reverse dryness and eczema. Lavender tones and balances, naturally renewing skin health with its therapeutic properties. These two healing botanicals will nurture and protect your skin on a daily basis as you breathe deeply and drift off to a dream filled slumber.
Bubble Bath, Room Spray, Bath Salts, Soy Massage Candle
Indulge in the tranquil and calming sensation of pure healing French Lavender. The therapeutic benefits of our French lavender penetrate the skin to nourish and hydrate the body naturally. The fresh and fragrant aroma of lavender relaxes with a sense of calm and balance providing internal peace and serenity.
Bubble Bath, Bath Salts, Body Lotion
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The Makeup Divas are giving away one pair of Anastasia Limited Edition Swarovski Pink Ribbon Precision Tweezers (retail:$33.00) So hurry and enter, contest closes October 25th.
Beauty Anonymous reviews Paul & Joe Moisturizing Foundation Primer.
Roselyn from Makeup Makes Me Happy hangs out withR&B songstress Cassie, and gets the full scoop on all her beauty secrets. Click to read what she had to say!.Discover from Girl-Woman-Beauty-Brains-Blog how to fight back fat and muffin-top with the Unbelievabra!
The Jet Set Girls are giving away 3 tubes of B. Kamins Lash Fortifier worth $90 each! Who wouldn't love to have longer lashes?
Beauty411 shares the details on a new sun-kissed and sexy Bobbi Brown collection!
Eileen over at MissWhoever You Are gushes about her new haircare routine that is simply DIVINE! and has her hair looking fabMonique at Beauty Girl Musings gets a little help from her mom for the review of some new products in Dr. Obagi's new skincare line, ZO Skin Health! Click here for the story.
Fabulous Over Forty meets Carmindy and discusses her book Get Positively Beautiful.
Alison of the Advice Sisters reports on how girls rule at Sheckys Girls Night Out and Sheckys Beauty Night Out on the Advice Sisters Blog
Glossypink has found a new miracle product for shiny, healthy, frizz-free hair!
Beauty Blogging Junkie has your Halloween faux lash needs covered with this lash round-up.
The girls over at Beauty in Real Life are having another Pink Giveaway. Click here for all the details.
Talking Makeup launches MissLush.com new makeup and beauty video sharing website!
Spoiled Pretty wants to help you tame your unruly mane. Which is why they've partnered with Aveda for an amazing giveaway. Enter to win Aveda's Smooth Infusion Kit ($107 value), a 4-step smoothing system, with a smoothing brush!
Recreate this Tinker Bell-friendly look and win "prettiest costume" this year
Who doesn't want to go crazy with glitter on Halloween -- it's really the only time you can get away with it. Transform yourself into a glittery fairy with these step-by-step instructions courtesy of Gregory Arlt, Director of Makeup Artistry for MAC cosmetics. Pair this girly makeup look with a set of wings and soft curls to complete the look.
Drives away dry and scaly skin. It's a right-on rubdown with our secret self-heating, sinus-clearing, mind-melting, rosemary, and eucalyptus oil dissolving sea-salt scrub blend.
Here is what I have to say about it: Mind-melting is an understatement. I was born again in the space of an hour inside a Vichy shower treatment room at Bliss's first West Coast outpost, Bliss San Francisco. Until today I was unaware that grown humans were in fact aloud to pay someone to bathe them. Now I think any life lived with out the experience of a full body rubdown followed by a carefully tended Vichy shower is incomplete.
First Karen, another angel employed as a massage therapist at Bliss SF, rubbed my body down in warm fragrant eucalyptus oil. I have enjoyed numerous hot oils in my years of day spa addiction however Bliss's Eucalyptus oil concoction is the only one truly worth of the term Aroma-therapy. Then she scrubbed my skin from toe to top with Bliss's Hot Salt Scrub until a new, smooth, silky epidermal layer appeared. In the past year of the beauty blogging bizarreness that has become my life, I have tried everything to treat my horrendous backne but have yet to kick it completely. If penny sized chunks of hot sea salt being rubbed against my body like hot wax on a car doesn't do the trick I'm investing in skin grafts. But I digress. After the Eucalyptus oil marinade and extremely thorough salt scrub Karen ran the Vichy shower over my entire body. Again, if you have never had a Vichy shower, please do. At this point, I was jelly in her hands and, save a few hand towels for a slight reference to modesty, I was in fact the image of a toddler in a baby bath - limp, unreasonably smiley, and for no good reason given my current helplessness, utterly happy. After carefully towel drying my newly buff bod Karen carefully massaged me with Bliss's new Blood Orange Body Butter.
Yesterday I was a mountain woman who spent two days in a rustic Yosemite cabin (and by "cabin" I mean four planks of wood converging to form primitive shelter) in the name of familial bonding. I arrived in SF un-showered, fresh out of hippie-filled hot springs, and seriously wearing NO makeup. So un beauty editor like. I would do it over ad infinitum however to visit my mountain-top living, spiritually stunning, rock climbing, earth muffin cousin who I adore but I would also have to visit bliss repeatedly to recover. If you think there isn't a Bliss near you, check again they are expanding from Doha to Hoboken. Also I know times are tough. No worries you can have the exact same experience I did at home, minus Karen and the Vichy.
I had to laugh when I read this, "DIPTYQUE brings exclusivity back to Patchouli" No really? Cause all those dreaded hippies made it so available and appealing? But seriously I do adore a fine votive just as much, well probably more, than the next girl and patchouli's roots go back much further than the whole make love not war scene.
An earthy fragrance, the Diptyque Patchouli candle features notes of cedar, moss, sandalwood, vanilla, white musk and of course, patchouli. Although the scent of Patchouli is often reminiscent of the American 1960s and 1970s, Patchouli was popularized in the 19th century as the fragrance used to scent fabrics manufactured in India and China for export to Europe. This association with luxurious eastern goods is why patchouli was considered by Europeans of that era to be a lavish and privileged scent. It is even rumored that Patchouli was used in the linen chests of Queen Victoria.
“We wanted to create a candle that was beautifully fragranced and evoked emotion,” says Andrew Sedlock, Diptyque’s Managing Director. “The inspiration stems from when the scent of Patchouli was associated with opulence and extravagance.”
Beginning November 1, 2008, the Diptyque Patchouli candle will retail for $60 and will be available at Saks Fifth Avenues located in the following cities: New York City; Boston, MA; Greenwich, CT; and South Coast Plaza, CA. After January 15, 2009, Patchouli will be available at Diptyque retailers nationwide.
If LC swears by them, I'll bite. Seriously her eye makeup always looks perfect and if she and Kristen can agree on these ingenious new eyeshadow-for-dummies Shadow Shields, who am I to disagree? Shadow Shields were created by Southern California make up artist Michelle Villanueva and in addition to LC and Kristen, the great Kat Von D herself, Audrina Patridge, Whitney Port, Rihanna, Lisa Rinna, and Sharon Stone all swear by them.
Basically, Shadow Shields are a dependable solution for eliminating messy raccoon eyes and are giving women the confidence they need to apply eye makeup, while making the job of an artist a little easier! "… A product that makes doing a smoky-eye fool proof. Shadow Shields have filled a much-needed void in the beauty industry and are a must-have for everyone's makeup bag!" - says Shannon Levy, owner The Beauty Closet. Truthfully most women I know who don't wear makeup truly at some point would like to they just feel its too late to start now or that they don't know how. Now the perfect smokey eye is for everyone.
$ / AVAIL AT: $16.95 for 50 Shadow Shields, now available in stores in Los Angeles, Hollywood and Orange County, California; as well as New York; Dallas, Texas; Wichita, Kansas; Birmingham, Alabama and Canada or you can order them here.
This new, inexpensive line offers hair products that help achieve star’s ‘dos. Kate and her personal stylist David, who also works with Nicole Kidman, Angelina Jolie, Uma Thurman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Garner, Jessica Biel, Scarlet Johanson, Jessica Alba, Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Rachel Weiss, Meg Ryan, Joan Allen, Goldie Hawn, and Kate Winslet, created David Babaii for Wild Aid to offer luxurious and effective hair products at a drug store price point.
Most importantly, this cruelty-free hair care product line, which was developed using natural and exotic ingredients, no parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals or animal products, dedicates 10% of revenues generated to WildAid, a global wildlife conservation organization. Additionally, it has also received PETA’s cruelty-free certification
The line incudes:
· Amplifying Shampoo
· Amplifying Conditioner
· Hydrating Shampoo
· Hydrating Conditioner
· Bohemian Beach Spray
· Hair Polish
· Fibers Molding Paste
· Volcanic Ash Sculpting Clay
· Mise en Plis Light Styling Spray
· Mise en Plis Extra Hold Styling Spray
· Amplifying Whipped Mousse
· Volcanic Ash Root Amplifier
· Professional Styling iron
· Professional Hair Dryer
The ultimate must-have item for all Grace devotees is here. Now you can roll-on the amazing clean and infinitely feminine scent of Philosophy’s best-selling fragrance, Amazing Grace. Perfect for the girl on the go, this roll-on fragrance makes it easier than ever to take Grace wherever you go.
This calming and soothing multi-active skincare roller ball activates micro-circulation and drains tense and puffy areas. Features are softened, skin tissue is relaxed and the serenity of the face is restored. Active ingredients include hydro-calming extracts, antioxidants and regenerating proteins. Antioxidant properties protect skin fibers from free-radical stress damage.
Price: $65, available at Barneys and http://www.barneys.com/
When I received this unassuming metallic Evian bottle in my NY Fashion Week press bag I had no idea it would become my most favorite travel product. In New York, the instant benefits of the Evian Brumisateur, allowed it VIP access at all of New York's hottest Fashion Week shows, guaranteeing the models a flawless final look before their pass down the runway. But it's not just for models. I recommend it for an instant pick me up, anytime, anywhere.
The Evian Brumisateur is nature's solution for glamorous looking skin based on Evian's balanced mineral composition and remarkable purity - the result of a slow natural filtration process, a journey of at least 15 years through the French Alps. This unique mineral composition tones and moisturizes the skin, increasing skin hydration by 16% with regular use and providing better penetration of make-up products due to these same minerals.
To receive the full benefits of the Evian Brumisateur when applying make-up, just follow these simple steps:
1. Clean: After washing/cleansing the face, generously spray Evian over the entire face until it actually drips, wait a minute for the droplets to be absorbed and then pat the excess dry. Follow with your regular moisturizer to "seal in" the hydration.
2. Make-up: Apply make-up as normal.
3. Set: Holding the Evian canister further from the face, mist lightly in a circular motion one final time to set make-up in place and let air dry. Setting makeup helps it blend with the skin and gives it a more natural look. It also brings out more color.
4. Repeat: Repeating throughout the day keeps skin hydrated, refreshed, and looking its best.
Girls! I know I abandoned you last week but I promise, it's all in the name of growth! Beauty's SPOT has lots of new things on the horizon and I can't wait to tell you all about them. At the moment I'm with my amazing cousin at the Durango Coffee Company in Durango, Colorado. The San Juan Mountains in the fall are so stunning.
A gorgeous, deep forest green glass bottle houses this fresh blend of Muguet, Vetiver, Citrus and Cedar Wood, which has the following scent characteristics:
Top notes are Wet Grass and Muguet Petals combined with a Peppery Sweet Citrus and Earthy Guaic Leaves.
Middle notes include Damp Moss with Jasmine and other White Flowers.
Dry Down has the essence of Deep Sunbleached Hay, Cedarwood and Vetiver, and a Soft Musk.
If you find Forest Rain to be your scent of choice, Kiehls is also introducing a Forest Rain Liquid Body Cleanser and Forest Rain Hand and Body Lotion. Used individually or layered into a full scent story, Kiehl’s new Forest Rain products present a peppery freshness, ideal for the crisp fall season.
Do you believe that beautiful skin comes from your kitchen? Beauty Tyrant shares her favourite exfoliating enzyme mask for flawless skin.
Beauty411 shares the details on the shimmering NARS holiday collection!Fabulous Over Forty does the work for you with Beauty on a Budget. See what she comes up with for the best $20 value in cosmetics.
Viva Woman shows you how to make a simple homemade vitamin C serum to stimulate collagen and improve your skin tone.
The Makeup Divas reviews Vincent Longos' Hydro Sticks and Gelli Glosses from the Shimmer, Glimmer, Shine Summer Collection.
Boutique Flair helps you get your glow on with chiseled cheeks!
Beauty Anonymous reviews MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo.
the lowdown on his latest fragrance!
Beauty Blogging Junkie was lucky enough to attend the 30th anniversary party for Aussie hair products held at Bungalow 8! There was even a special guest pop star appearance. Find out who it was here!.
The Anti Hair Slave wonderswhats the problem with Ponytails? She shows you how to create the perfect pony!
Spent all your cash on beauty products & now you need some sexy lingerie? Beauty Blvd.points you in the right directionwithout breaking the bank!Monique at Beauty Girl Musings has finally tried SpinLash! Find out what she thinks!
MAC Holiday Collections 2008!-by Talking Makeup.
Visit Spoiled Pretty and enter to win Bioelements Sleepwear - an overnight rejuvenation crème that gives you visibly smoother, firmer skin in just one night! Three readers will win a jar, valued at $59!!!
This past Saturday, I met the man of my dreams. I met him in Barney’s and he completely won me over with his Instant Smoke Brush. Actually, all of his make up brushes took my heart by storm and I was instantly his.
As a self professed product junkie, I learned at a young age you cannot do the right make-up look without the right tools. In fact, you can’t do any look without them. Claudio Riaz has perfected the brush so even the tomboy next door can transform herself into a goddess. He transformed my friend’s eyes in about 5 minutes with 3 simple brushes: Instant Liner Brush, Instant Smoke Brush, and the Brow Brush.
The Instant Smoke Brush is perfect to dip in any shadow and sweep across your lid. Voila! Your eyes are sexy & flawless! This used to take me about 15 minutes with about 3 brushes and 3 different eye shadows. It works great over eye-liner or alone. Of Course, the Instant Smoke Brush is patent-pending and made of pure sable.
After meeting him and seeing what he can do, I fell in love and took home his Instant Smoke Brush. I never thought the man of my dreams would be able to create sexy flawless eyes in a flash!!
We, like you, can never have too many glosses. Here are a few of our faves from MAC, Chanel, Clinique and more
Lip gloss -- it's a staple in everyone's makeup bag (right?!), so the TotalBeauty.com editorial team is obsessed with finding the very best. We've tried a ton -- some even call us lip gloss whores -- and narrowed down the best for you. If you disagree though, please chime in. We'd love to know about your go-to glosses.
At 40 Naomi Watts is charged with being the face of the only branch of Thierry Mugler's empire in which he still has a hand, fragrance. Although his line ascended the heights of fashion mountain back when bangs were big it has revamped itself without him while he designs costumes in Vegas. (And isn't that where 80's fashion belongs - Vegas?) Anywho Naomi's first bit as Angel does more than justice to one of the world's best selling fragrances.
Henry Matisse procreated. So did the Moet Hennessy clan. Their progeny smell fabulous via MoMA worthy, earth-friendly, refillable packaging. For a cool $1500 your Kilian (Hensesy Wunderkind) Perfume can reside in a Sophie Matisse original. Pick your scent at Kilian.
In Greece sap is called Mastiha. In New York you can buy anything and everything with this Mediterranean nostrum at the Mastihashop outpost. The rest of us American saps can buy the Greek beauty goods online. Korres included.
Spirit- a soft champagne
Solé- a vibrant bronze
Surf- a sheer taupe
Bryon Williams, whose clients include Demi Moore, Kirsten Dunst, Nicole Richie, Joy Bryant and Jordana Brewster, predicts “eye shades in pink, lilac and deep purples will be making a big comeback. You can create this look by using Neutrogena Nourishing Eye Duo in Fairy Dust or Sugar Plum.” And Kiki is looking lovely these days, isn't she?
He uses Neutrogena Nourishing Eye Duos, a perfectly coordinated eye shadow duo that enhances eyes and conditions eyelids. The base shade contains natural soy, silk powder and Vitamins A, C, & E. The accent shade contains luminizing pearls to brighten eyes and add vibrancy. Both shadows are fade resistant and crease-proof, so eyes remain beautiful all day long.
Neutrogena Cosmetics are available at drugstores nationwide or at ULTA.com for $8.50