Thursday, September 30, 2010

Olay total effects eye cream + concealer

I am true blue. True blue under the eyes so I need all the help I can get. I've been using this for about 5 days and in the a.m. it does the job. I really like that it glides on smoothly. Might be my favorite thing about it. But then I find out that it has 7 anti-aging therapies in it. Jackpot!

Clarisonic helping cancer patients

Clarisonic has made an initial donation of $100,000 to Look Good…Feel Better, launched a Facebook campaign to encourage fans to voice their support, committed proceeds from sales of its signature PINK line and designed a limited edition Clarisonic Hope Mia® Skin Cleansing System set to debut in October.
Starting this week, Clarisonic will donate $1 to Look Good…Feel Better for every Facebook “Like” they receive – up to $100,000! Spread the word!
What to do:
1. If you’re a new Clarisonic Fan: Go to* and “Like” the page; then post the LGFB page to your Facebook Wall to start sharing the news.
2. If you’re already a Clarisonic Fan: Go to* and post the LGFB page to your Facebook Wall to start sharing the news.

Look Good...Feel Better is a free, non-medical, brand-neutral national public service program created to help individuals with cancer look good, improve their self-esteem, and thereby manage their treatment and recovery with greater confidence.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Organic Pharmacy Rose Body Lotion

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This 95% organic body lotion is light and has a soft pleasant rose fragrance. It instantly soaks into my skin and leaves me velvety. Sometimes thin lotion is watery and ineffective. Not this stuff.

It's lovely after the shower.

BioKleen Laundry Soap

Free and Clear (64 oz)

Washing clothes effectively doesn't have to harm the environment.
Detergent doesn't have to be all fake-rainfall-scented and give you hives.

It's true!

This detergent cleans your clothes without a ton of chemical crap.

Added bonus: Buy it from and help impoverished women!

Smart Girls Who Surf : SPF 15 Sunscreen Lip Balm


Tastes like Vanilla cake, feels great on my lips, and doesn't have any weird stuff in it!

I can feel it on my lips, which I love--that's how I know when to re-apply.

And the name? Smart Girls Who Surf? Okay, some of us are Smart Girls Who Wish They Could Surf... Hey, I live in the Midwest.

I'll just have to settle for the lip balm and dreams.

Urban Decay wants your man

From Urban Decay is looking for TWO men to be featured on two new shades of Urban Decay’s Pocket Rocket Lip Gloss! Pick your favorite guy (boyfriend, crush, UPS man… whoever) and upload a few photos to the contest.

Redken wants to help your 'do

Redken has upped the ante with its facebook-based instruction!
How-to's are available, including those for runway hair.
Check it out and change up your routine.

BCA Month is almost here

This Friday, October 1st, kicks off BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH!

Self-check, encourage others to do the same, and support research!

Through the month, we will be featuring products that give back.

Formulated to nourish, protect and deliver long-lasting hydration, Mission Skincare will donate $1.00 from the sale of each preservative and paraben-free Pink Lemonade Lip Balmer SPF 15 to the Young Survival Coalition - the premier international organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women and breast cancer.

Rich in certified organic, biodynamic and wild-crafted ingredients, red flower’s moisturizing lotion in japanese peony is 100% biodegradable and free of all dyes, parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals and synthetic preservatives. Throughout the month of October, 100% of the profits from the red flower moisturizing body lotion in japanese peony will be donated to Cancer & Careers.

Fill your home with a scent that gives back – Antica Farmacista Home Ambiance Fragrance in Peonia Romantico. Throughout the month of October, 100% of the profits from this floral bouquet of fragrance will go to the Cancer Support Community for breast cancer research - a new non-profit organization which formed in 2009 when the Gilda’s Club joined forces with The Wellness Community. Enjoying the finer elements of life never felt (or smelled) so good.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Congratulations to Tweezerman

Our favorite tweezers are the big winners--again!

Tweezerman SLANT® Tweezer Wins Allure
“Best OF Beauty” Award 2010 For
10th Consecutive time

New York, NY (September 16th, 2010) – Tweezerman, the beauty tool experts, is proud to announce that its acclaimed SLANT® Tweezer was chosen to be the recipient of the prestigious Allure “Best of Beauty” Award for the 10th consecutive year in a row.
“We are honored to be named an Allure magazine Beauty of Beauty Award winner in the “Tool” category for 2010,” said Dr. Cornelia Wittke, CEO and President of Tweezerman International. “At Tweezerman, we strive to maintain the standards of excellence our SLANT® Tweezer has come to represent and are delighted to be recognized by Allure for our efforts.”

Official Hairspray of Burlesque

Sebastian Professional is launching a limited-edition, Burlesque-inspired gift set that is available in salons nationwide for $30. With purchase of the Sebastian gift set, which includes Re-Shaper hairspray, the signature product used on the Burlesque movie set, and Drench shampoo, consumers get a free movie ticket to see Burlesque and a chance to win a trip for two to the Hollywood premiere of the movie!

The movie is about Ali (Christina Aguilera) a small-town girl with a big voice who escapes hardship and an uncertain future to follow her dreams to LA. After stumbling upon The Burlesque Lounge, a majestic but ailing theater that is home to an inspired musical revue, Ali lands a job as a cocktail waitress from Tess (Cher), the club’s proprietor and headliner. Burlesque’s outrageous costumes and bold choreography enrapture the young ingenue, who vows to perform there one day. Burlesque, in theaters November 24th, features an all-star cast including: Cher, Christina Aguilera, Eric Dane, Cam Gigandet, Julianne Hough, Peter Gallagher, Alan Cumming, with Kristen Bell and Stanley Tucci.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Clarisonic cleaned up at FNO

Clarisonic cleansed and infused its way backstage at this year’s Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week Spring 2011! Both the Clarisonic Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System and the Clarisonic Opal Sonic Infusion System were used on the models by celebrity aesthetician Eileen Harcourt to prep their skin for VPL on September 12th and Chris Benz on September 13th.
A thorough cleansing is the first step in any skincare routine, and Eileen says she wouldn’t even recommend applying moisturizer to the face unless it had a sonic cleansing first. Models that were “in the know” came early to both the VPL and Chris Benz shows to experience a rare chance to relax.
Eileen used the Clarisonic Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System (left) to remove any makeup the models had on prior to the show (it cleans makeup 6x better than manual cleansing) as well as to fully cleanse the facial palette before using the Opal Sonic Infusion System and applying moisturizers.
She then used the Opal around the eyes to provide a quick “wake up call,” since it tightens the skin with the same sonic technology as in the Mia. It was also used around the lips to tighten and brighten as well. The Opal Sonic Infusion System is ideal because it’s compact and offers a “clean application” of serum.
Applying makeup is easier and looks better after using the Clarisonic Mia because the foundation is much cleaner than normal. Models were able to achieve each show’s signature look with fresh skin before makeup application.
The Clarisonic Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System ($149) and the Opal Sonic Infusion System ($245) are both available at Sephora and or at

On a related note-- I have really bad allergies. In addition to my netti pot (gross, but effective), I rely on my Clarisonic to break up congestion while I clean. Sounds ridiculous, right? The Opal, in addition to fixing the eye-area, also eases sinus pressure. It's not a primary function, but great relief this time of year!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Amika~Ceramic Styler with 1.25" Floating Plates

When I saw the box from afar, I felt my heart skip a beat and my pulse take off on a race with my brain. I told myself to relax, to come back to reality. But as I walked closer toward my gorgeous Brainy Beauty Blog creator Kate, my heaven-sent gift-er I mean..assignment came into focus. It was an Amika Hair Styler. I knew the seriousness of this blogging gig was about to reach an intense level. I mean, come on! It's AMIKA and it's PINK SNAKE SKIN! It was love at first sight.

My Amika Styler has 2, 100% ceramic plates (many straightening irons boast the same, but really only offer a very thin, ceramic coating). Real ceramic plates do significantly less damage to your hair cuticle-an extremely nice feature if you are a heat-style junkie, like myself. In fact, Amika even goes as far as to report that regular use of this styler results in healthier hair!! I am so smitten that I will believe anything they tell me at this point.

Just as I had dreamed-er, I mean...hoped, when used as a straightening iron, my Amika Styler gave me  super shiny, soft, frizz-free straight hair. Using it to wave or curl my mop created soft, touchable locks in a soft, natural shape.

 My new obsession-er, I mean...Amika boasts the following features and benefits to their Stylers:

* 100% ceramic plates
*infrared and negative-ion technology  
*ultra-light weight and intuitive design
*ready to use in 10 seconds
*superior professional hair styling at home

My pink snake skin Amika Styler and I are doing swell. We're getting along great, I always look forward to waking up to my Styler every morning, and it really does make every day start off right. I'm taking good care of my Styler and we're looking forward to living happily ever after together!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Stand Up To Cancer!

Stand Up To Cancer is forging a new way to develop breakthroughs that will end cancer. They bring together the best and the brightest minds in cancer research - those on the edge of accomplishment - invest in their projects and take the bureaucratic obstacles out of their way.

Watch the broadcast on all major networks tonight at 8 pm ET/PT.

Get the necklace that the stars will be wearing & help support a great cause from Dogeared Jewels!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

tarte Celebrates Fashion’s Night Out

NEW YORK, NY – SEPT. 10, 2010

Tarte Founder and CEO Maureen Kelly will kick off tarte’s celebration of Fashion’s Night Out on Sept. 10 with a QVC show appearance at midnight and several segments to follow throughout the day.

Meanwhile in Manhattan, tarte’s Natural Beauty Experts will be offering complimentary consultations and makeovers fit for fashionistas at Henri Bendel, Sephora 67th & 3rd Ave, and 7 for All Mankind stores in NYC and LA. Guests at all locations will receive a complimentary gift with every tarte consultation.
At the store events, tarte makeup artists will also be commemorating ten years of eco-chic beauty with tarte. Focusing on the fall 2010 anniversary collection, tarte’s “Green Team” will bring their backstage artistry experience from Fashion Shows offering the latest trends and tricks of the trade.
Those in the NYC or LA area, please visit one of the tarte events listed below. Otherwise, please be sure to visit our Facebook page: tarte cosmetics or follow us on Twitter: @tartecosmetics.

Henri Bendel
712 5th Avenue
67th Street & Third Avenue
QVC’s Fashion Week Q Shop
10 West 49th Street at 5th Ave

7 For All Mankind (4 store locations)
NY: 347 Bleecker St., 394 West Broadway, 73 Fifth Avenue
LA: 100 South Robertson Boulevard

Tarte + QVC= Great deal

QVC at midnight: Maureen from Tarte will be unveiling a QVC Exclusive 6-piece Passport to the Amazon with Brushes collection at an unbelievable one-day-only value. Valued at over $190, they will be sold at QVC exclusively for under $40!

Maureen will appear again on two more hour shows at 9 a.m. EST and 6 p.m. EST, along with several other hits throughout the day showcasing Tarte's Amazonian-infused products.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Clean Well wants to be your friend

CleanWell, a patented blend of essential plant oils lab-proven to kill 99.99% of germs, is the first alcohol free sanitizer and antibacterial hand soap that kill 99.99% of germs naturally.

CleanWell’s Gear Up for Class promotion is in full swing. Celebrate clean hands to gear up for the upcoming school year by joining us on Facebook and entering to win $180 worth of CleanWell products (to account for the 180 days of the school year).
Become a CleanWell Fan by September 15th, 2010 to be entered for a chance to win. A random drawing for a bundle of CleanWell All Natural Antibacterial Hand Soaps and Hand Sanitizers will be awarded to one winner.

CleanWell Company cares about spreading clean at the start of the school year so log on and celebrate cleaning well today!
through September 15th, 2010

Redken goes bi-coastal for FNO

Redken is participating in the biggest night of Fashion in history with events in both New York and Los Angeles!

The Redken Gallerie on 5th Avenue will be opening up the store to Fashion Night Out shoppers from 6:00-10:00pm and will be offering 20% off of ALL items!
The first 100 shoppers will receive a FREE gift bag including one full-size velvet gelatine 07 blow dry gel and a travel size wax blast 10 high impact finishing spray-wax!

Friday, September 10, 6:00-10:00pm: The Redken Gallerie Store
565 5th Ave (between 46th and 47th Sts), New York, NY 10017

Want to get hair and makeup touch-ups? Head downtown to Betsey Johnson’s Soho store to receive FREE hair touchups from the Fashion Week team of Redken/Cutler salon, first 100 shoppers will receive a Betsey Johnson gift bag including Redken’s Color Extend Shine Enrich serum!

Friday, September 10, 6:00-10:00pm: Betsey Johnson Soho
138 Wooster St., NY, NY 10012

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Brow Bar gives tips!

We are honored to present Brow Tips from the brilliant brow-ticians at the Boom Boom Brow Bar:

BROWS ARE SISTERS, NOT TWINS! Brows should be proportionate and
similar, compliment one another and frame the face – they do not need to be

Most people remove the hair on the brow bone before the arch to try to create an
arch, but that’s a big mistake, it creates the dreaded RAINBOW BROW!

The Basics: Brows should not be too far apart in the center, too thin on the brow
bone before the arch, or too short, length-wise.

When tweezing at home, draw on the ultimate brow with a white pencil and then
with a clean pair of sharp tweezers, pluck out anything on and below the line -
remove the liner and you should have brows with a clean line that are not over-

Always fill in brows with powder to camouflage bare spots, imperfections and
lack of growth, it’s more natural looking than pencil.

Sparkle on FNO!

Fashion’s Night Out on September 10, 2010: Be at Barney’s New York from 6-10 pm with fashion manicurist Deborah Lippmann.

Stop by New York City’s iconic department store on Madison Avenue (at East 59th Street) and receive personal nail consultations with Deborah Lippmann. She can help select which colors are best for your skin tone and pick out shades for any occasion. She can also provide tips and tricks on how to find the right nail shape for you and how to give yourself a professional quality manicure at home.

Her new fall colors – Bad Romance, a GaGa blackened fuchsia, and Across The Universe, a blazing blue and metallic green glam in sheerest navy – will be on display for sampling and for purchase.


Starting today until Saturday, Cover FX will be placing treasure boxes throughout selected cities across the US.
Fan Cover FX on Facebook to learn specific clues and locations on where you can find the hidden treasures in a city near you. All packages include the new Eye Prep FX, and some lucky winners may receive gift cards up to $100 for Sephora!

Let the games begin!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Breaking Brow News...

Boom Boom Brow Bar will be with Silhouette Glasses at Grand Central Wed – Fri for FNO.
If you can't get to NYC, check out their website for the best in brows!