Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Could Bobbi Brown be even better?

I think BB may have topped herself with this one!
Check out the super-colorful yet extremely wearable Color Strip Palettes!!! Available March, 2010.
I can't decide which I like best--either the Orchard or the Aquamarine.

Bobbi remains brilliant!!!

While you are shopping, be sure to view the Pretty Powerful semi-finalists & get ready to vote on March 12!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Redken, Velvet Gelatine 07 Cushioning Blow-dry Gel

When I don't have the time or finances to hit the salon as often as I'd like, I embark on a quest into the retail jungle, in search of hair products that will leave my locks feeling like they were professionally pampered. I recently scored Redken's Velvet Gelatine 07, Blow-dry Gel. This light, airy, heat-protecting gel is a Godsend for tired, overworked hair. Everything about this little gift takes me to a happy place-almost as happy as a true salon experience. This bottle of Redken velvet gives you a fresh scent, a silky, substantial serum, and a smooth, heavenly 'do'. Sometimes a great product really does fill me up more so than food-this hunt proved to be fruitful indeed!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Looking forward to...

H2O +'s rejuvenating contour cream and anti-aging secret weapon, Sea Results Eye Mender Plus, which promises to reduce under eye puffiness and wrinkles and help prevent the formation of future fine lines.

Check back for results!!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

If You Don’t Love Yourself, Then Who Would?

WHO: Cover FX, dermatologists’ first choice for flawless looking skin, joins Patricia Mahecha, President of the Latin Chamber of Commerce, Carlos Otero, master hair and makeup artist and Karen Hoyos, international celebrity from Colombia.
WHAT: Together, to celebrate Latino women they are hosting “If You Don’t Love Yourself, Then Who Would?” which celebrates Latino women and their beauty. Cover FX will be displayed with makeup artists on hand to answer questions and sample product.
WHEN: February 28th, 2010
4 – 7 pm
62-05 30 Avenida
Woodside, NY 11377
WHERE: Natives Restaurant
Jackson Heights, Queens

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Pangea Organics Himalayan Geranium and Pomegranate Balancing Oil

First off, the smell is orangy and soothing. I smell a hint of eucalyptus as well. After the shower I've been doing 2 -3 pumps on my face before my moisturizer. My skin instantly feels more plump and hydrated. With antioxidants and collagen support, I'll use this until it runs out.
Pangea, you can do no wrong!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Wella SP 2.1 Hydro Milk

Wella System Professional Hydro Milk is a Leave-In conditioner that detangles & smooths & makes my hair happy!

Light spray with a bit of 80's-floral perfume scent. The scent quickly fades, but your hair is left silky & smooth, but not weighed-down.

Quite lovely, really!

Brow Diva Base & Powder


Never let it be said that Nature does not have a sense of humor: My eyebrows are growing to meet my hair on the sides, but balding in the middle.

With my very pale skin & dark hair, my disappearing eyebrow middles are extremely odd-looking. It made for some very odd pictures, especially over the holidays...

My brows have been saved by Brow Diva!!!
It is brilliant.

Sometimes I use just the base, sometimes just the powder, sometimes both. Any combination works wonders!

Next time I am anywhere near Rochester, NY, I will be booking a session at the Brow Diva Studio.

Oh, the Brow Diva genius can help all of us! There are 6 shades, great for everyone from blonds to redheads to the raven-haired!

Boscia Enlivening Amino-AG Eye Treatment

Okay, I'm trying not to get too excited, but I LOVE THIS EYE CREAM!!!

There's good reason why celebs such as Emmy-Award winning, celebrity makeup artist Patti Ramsey Bortoli and Pro-Dancer Edyta Sliwinska (Dancing with the Stars) love the Boscia line.

It is AMAZING!!!

Under-eye bags, darkness, and eye-lid puff have been greatly reduced.

It's a light, smooth cream with next-to-no scent, just a kind of woodsy-antiseptic smell. You only need a dot, so the container lasts a good while.

Yes, I , too, have become a Boscia-lover!

Julie Hewett Los Angeles Organic Camellia Balm


This little pot of semi-glossy, natural color makes your lips feel heavenly & smells like orange-- real orange, not processed-orange-flavoring.

It's anti-chap color & sheen!

I will definitely be getting more Julie Hewett products! She make gorgeous, wearable shades in great formulations!

Oh, and her customizable palettes rock!

Julie, if you are reading this: Please make the Ruby Camellia Balm available in the stick form!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Shake up Valentine's Day.

Instead of the flowers/candy route, may we suggest:
Antica Farmacista's Champagne Home Ambiance Diffuser,
Bath & Body Collection, or one of the other amazing scents for your abode and your self.
We would love to receive a lovely crystal decanter & a bottle of Aria scent. That's a hint, by the way;)

Shop Tocca, Help Haiti

From Tocca:

We recommend the Candele da Viggio set-- it is a perfect gift, especially for yourself!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Trish McEvoy 'Be Prepared' Pink Kit

EIGHT lip colors in a clever little magnetic case!
Top Deck: Tropical Pink Lip Gloss, Babydoll Lip Gloss, Rosette Lip Gloss, Sparkling Pink Lip Color.
Bottom Deck: Bare Lip Color, Buff Lip Color, Sugared Pink Lip Color, Sexy Lip Gloss.

You can mush them all together, rearrange, and there is even a mirror!

My caveat: The magnets that hold the little pans in the container are not the strongest thing on earth, it is possible to flip a pan out-- so don't use while driving or in the movie theater or in a big important meeting, even if you are ever-so discreet about it during said meeting...

The colors are all great & mix well!
Average staying power for gloss, much better for the non-gloss.

I have this in my purse-- it works great with other lip sticks as well!

Bobbi Brown hearts us all!

For the fifth year in a row, Bobbi Brown is proud to be a sponsor of The Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection 2010 Fashion Show. The show, which brings some of Hollywood ’s leading ladies together on one runway, will be taking place on February 11th during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at “The Tent” at Bryant Park.

This year Bobbi created an exclusive, limited-edition Bronze Shimmer Brick Set in partnership with The Heart Truth campaign and its annual Red Dress Collection Fashion Show to raise awareness about women and heart disease. Ideal for creating a warm, bronzy glow, the set includes Bobbi’s iconic Shimmer Brick in Bronze and a Mini Face Blender Brush. Only 500 of these limited-edition sets, which feature a specially designed package and the tagline “Listen to Your Heart,” will be available from for $40 each.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Celebs are like us... kind of...

So, we love EOS lip balm.

We aren't the only ones!

Check out Khloe Kardashian (my favorite Kardashian) looking great in faux fur at Sundance, Adam Lambert , and hotties Kellan Lutz & Ed Westwick.

At $3.29, there is finally an IT accessory that we can afford!
Availability: Walgreens, Duane Reade, Rite Aid and or online at