Friday, November 28, 2008

Candle: Delirium

Delirium Blue Period Suede & Smoke
The candle version of George Clooney--classic & classy, clean, and all man;)
This smells exactly like I always imagined a posh men's club would smell, all humidor-y & leather chairs with a hint of fresh mint & scotch.
The candle is also very handsomely packaged, cobalt glass.

2008 GIFT GUIDE!!!

Although we do like receiving, it is, after all, better to give!
Here's our Gift Guide for you.
The Guide will be automatically updated throughout the Holiday season, so check back often.
We've left some blanks for the new great gifts we find!
There's now more kid-stuff!
Gift Guide
updated 5 December 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Hair Wars: Chapter 4--continued

Emjoi Chic Epilator
I have found that the process gets less painful. I guess you start going numb?
Love that I don't have to shave the arm-pits everyday!
Legs seem to be dryer than usual...

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Bobbi Brown Basics Lip Palette

This palette has made me understand the ado about Bobbi Brown!
4 outstanding colors, each great on their own, but I love to mix. The brush is great too, no odd stray bristles on your lips.
I think the Rum Raisin shade is my favorite (the deepest), but the Brownie is a great neutral. The Posey Shimmer and Naked lip glosses are great toppers, or if I just feel like a little gloss.
I recommend this to everyone- great quality lip stick, good staying power, not goopey glosses, no drying feeling. I can't imagine any skin tone that wouldn't be flattered by these wonderful shades!

Garnier Nutritioniste Daily Exfoliating Gel Cleanser

Good scrubber, not too harsh.
It's like an exfoliating Noxema gel, but without that smell.
Full of anti-oxidants and such.
I really like this, my face feels so nice and clean after using!
And smooth!!!

Garnier Nutritioniste Anti-Puff Eye Roller

This little tube is really cool.
It's basically a little pen for under your eyes-- a very thin roll-on gel.
Goes on smoothly, no tugging.
Nice & cool.
Rally does de-puff & reduced the little lines at the corners of my eyes, practically to non-existence!
Looks a bit odd when I first put it on, but eye area all smoothed out when it dries.
Great for those morning when you haven't quite gotten enough sleep.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

New Features!

Check out the new look of our homepage!
Look to the left & see What We're Loving Now, our current picks.
We'll also be posting our fabulous GIFT GUIDE before Thanksgiving (November 27th).
Y'all come back now, hear?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

3 LAB Perfect Mask

This mask promises to lift, firm, and brighten your skin, and it does just that. I found the process a bit uncomforatble though. You unfold the mask and lay it on your face then pat until centered. Easy enough, but its a bit heavy and unless you can lay still for 10 minutes it slips down quite a bit. I personally have to work these things in to my busy day so I would have prefered using a mask that allows me to go about my tasks. This mask made that dificult. On the upside, my skin did feel great after, and had a nice healthy glow.

Bring Hawaii into your shower this winter!

I have fallen in love with a new product! Winter always makes my skin dry and pasty. If you hate winter skin as much as I do, you should try Ola Hawaii Cane Sugar Scrub. You feel a difference instantly after using it. It not only exfoliates your skin, but moisturizes all day as well. It smells wonderful and transforms your shower into a spa when you apply it! I actually love the consistency of it. It uses sugar cane, organic lehua honey, tropical oils, and nut butters. A must try! I am getting very sad that mine is almost gone, but I can't shower without it now!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Vincent Longo

For all y'all NYC & California girls:

Vincent Longo, who makes one of the best lipsticks, is making a personal apperance!
You can meet the man himself at Barneys in Beverly Hills on Saturday, November 8th and in NYC on Saturday, November 15th for his famed La Dolce Vita Lashes and Eye Collection.

Nov. 8th from 1 to 5 pm at Barneys, 9570 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, 310.276.4400 ext 5684

Nov 15th from 1 to 5 pm at Barneys, 660 Madison Ave, NYC, 212.833.2654

If you go, let me know!

Hair Wars: Chapter IV: A New Hope

Emjoi Chic Epilator
Their description:
Virtually painless hair removal from the root. 21 extra gentle tweezers remove hair quickly...
I would really like to know their definition of "painless."
Here's the real story: You will be yanking your hair out of your body, roots & all. There may indeed be some drug that makes this act painless, but I'm not familiar with it.
That said, this is about as comfortable as you can get while a machine rips out your hair. The No!No! hurt less during the process, but there was the whole burn factor + the smell of frying hair.
Huge Warning--if you use this on your armpits, give yourself a full day to recover before using deodorant. Unless, of course, you are into the chemical burn.
I will update with re-growth prognosis!

Crest Pro-Health Whitening Toothpaste

I'm a bit of a teeth nut. I bleach at least one a month so anything that promises to remove up to 80% of surface stains is right up my alley. It's a bit grainy, which I love. It's almost like a face scrub for teeth-making it feel like it's really doing something. The taste is minty but more spearmint than that super strong mint that almost burns your tongue. I've been using it for more than a week and I must say I haven't noticed much change in teeth color though.
Odd side note- love the tube because the cap is big and flat. The tube can stand up in my medicine cabinet.

The Colossal Volum' Express Mascara

The brush is full, short and wide. The mascara stays on all day and doesn't flake or disappear. Minimal clumpage too. It's a good daytime mascara. For a washable, not waterproof mascara, I like it a lot. It comes off easily with soap and water. Thumbs up!