Sunday, October 31, 2010

Simple Moisturizing Facial Wash and Smoothing Scrub

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Once a week I use the smoothing Facial Scrub to get rid of dry skin. After rinsing, my skin is so smooth. The rice granules are tiny which is preferable from everything I have read because bigger granules in scrubs can actually scrape the skin. The scent includes just a hint of menthol.
I follow the scrub with the Facial Wash. It lathers a smidge and soothes my extremely dry skin.
Both are perfume and dye free-essential for my easily irritated sensitive skin.
Love this combo especially with chilly temperatures ahead.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Vapour Organic Beauty Products

Aura Multi-use Blush Classic & Trick Stick

Vapour has won Allure's 2010 Best of Beauty Award, and for good reason. Both of these products are beautiful and multi-functional. The classic blush stick can be used on the cheeks as well as highlight your eyes. It could even be applied to your lips. The Trick Stick can be used to highlight any part of your face - from brows to cheeks. It provides a warm glow to your face. The best thing about these products is that they are both made with 70% organic ingredients. Keep these in your purse and you can forget about carrying anything else!

Shine vs. Matte - You Decide

Redken Wool Shake 08
Is shiny out?! If you say yes, then this is the product for you. You can get volume and texture with Redken's Wool Shake. It gives your hair a different feel and texture rather than the typical smooth and shiny. Hair looks great without looking grungy. Advice: you do NOT need to use a lot, even if you have long hair. A little spray goes a LONG way.

Ouidad Shine Glaze Serum
Dull, drab hair? Not into texture and matte? Give your hair some shine with a little Ouidad Shine Glaze Serum. Not only does it make your hair look healthy and shiny, it also fights frizz! I found out it works best on straight hair. Definitely not sticky or greasy, but a little is all you need for hair that is smooth, sleek, and shiny.

Thymes Essentials Dry Body Oil

Now that summer is officially over, it is time to battle dry skin. Thymes Essentials Dry Body Oil is just the product to do that! As soon as I flipped open the cap, I was in love. The smell was amazing and not too strong. The oil itself is not too oily or greasy. It is light and makes you feel fresh. Your skin with soak it up with pleasure. Perfect to use daily in the winter. Make sure you get some before winter takes over!

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner Set

This online exclusive is well worth the investment. It lasts all day and night, and isn't difficult to apply. I love not having to sharpen a pencil or dealing with powders. This is a great set to complete your makeup collection. The gel glides on easily, doesn't clump, and looks perfect every time. Who doesn't love Bobbi Brown?!

Remington Womens Shaver

WDF3600 Smooth & Silky® Women's Shaver with Moisturizing Strip Technology

Guys can use electric shavers, why can't we? Well, after several months of testing this handy little tool I now feel qualified enough to give my opinion. The first few tries were rough. It definitely took me a couple of tries to get it right. Either I was pressing too hard or not hard enough. I think I was afraid of cutting myself after so many years with a razor. Once I got the hang of it, it was easy and convenient. I didn't need to lather up, there wasn't razor burn, no missed knees, no cuts. The only drawback is that you have to take it apart and clean it when you are done. So yes, it is convenient and easy but cleaning it is kind of a pain.

Eyeliners - Tarte vs. Mineral Fusion

Tarte smolderEYES
eye defining pencil - bronze

Strong, bold color and smooth application. I am happy to have found a creamy pencil that is accurate and lasts. The best part is that it doesn't glob up or stick funny. Perfect lines every time.

Mineral Fusion
Eye Pencil - Touch
Goes on thin and perfect. Not quite as creamy and smooth as Tarte. Mineral Fusion has more variety of colors. Love the brightness of the color, and the fact that it is made with all natural ingredients.

Tarte: Beauty in a Box

Beauty in a Box: Smoky EyesThis exclusive value set has everything you need for a night on the town. Sephora and Tarte have created the perfect combination that can be taken just about anywhere. I absolutely love the Lock & Roll 12 - hour eyeshadow in bronze. Every time I wear it, I get compliments. It is a complete look that takes only minutes to put on...and lasts all day.

Tarte Lipsurgence natural matte lip tint

Peppermint infused, smooth gliding, rich color that stays. What more could you want? I wasn't sure I would be a fan of the matte finish on my lips, but I am now hooked on it. If you aren't a fan of matte color, you can always go over it with a sheer gloss (but really there is no need). Trust me, you want to try these!

Deborah Lippman Nailpolish

I am in LOVE with deborah lippman nail polish! I recently tried the trio called ALL THAT JAZZ and the Lady GaGa inspired BAD ROMANCE. All if them were bold and sparkly. They all had just the right amount of glitter and sparkle needed. My favorite right now is BAD ROMANCE. The trio would make a perfect gift for any gal who takes the time to keep their nails perfect all year long. Check out deborah lippman's fabulous nail polish and her music at:

Redken Time Reset Products

Great line of products from Redken including shampoo, conditioner and corrective defense lotion. I didn't think that hair showed signs of aging (besides turning grey), but I was wrong. These products from Redken help restore strength, while making your hair feel soft and clean. Everything smells great and lathers well; however, the conditioner doesn't really detangle my hair. Love all three products and would recommend them to anyone with damaged and aged hair.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Get Glowing and Help

Noodle and Boo’s beautiful Love Light Candle is the perfect way to give back. Give Love, Give Light, Give Help to those in need. 50% off proceeds will go to Breast Cancer Research Foundation in the month of October.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Flawless Faces For All Races Sweepstakes

Win up to $950 of beauty products!

The sweepstake closes on November 25th, 2010 11pm EST and is open to everyone domestic and international. Victoria will select the video which she feels best understands her techniques from the webisodes and applies them to their own makeup application. The winner will be announced November 26th, 2010 12pm EST and notified by email.

Flawless Faces For All Races Sweepstake (value $950) includes:
CARGO Cosmetics
v BeachBlush in Miami Beach
v Lipgloss quad in Oceania
v Reverse lipliner
v Texaslash Mascara
v Bronzer in medium
v Eyeshadow Palette in Toronto
v Eyelighter in white
v Essential Palette in Warm/Neutral
Cover FX
v The Big Cover Up Kit 3 Step Essentials
v ClearPrep FX Matte Foundation Primer and Anti-acne Treatment
v BritePrep FX Brightening Foundation Primer and Photo-aging Defense SPF 50
v EyePrep FX Anti-age Smoothing Eye Primer
v Conceal FX Camouflage Concealer
Sigma Beauty
v Complete Kit with Brush Roll
v Black the Premium Travel Kit - Stylish in Black and
v The new Synthetic Face Kit
Victoria Stiles
v 60 min beauty chat/consultation with Celebrity Makeup Artist Victoria Stiles

Mama Mio Firms & Fights

Boob Tube Bust & Neck Firmer ($45; A favorite of Julie Bowen and Ana Ortiz!) Promotes firmer, fitter, glowing, dewy, youthful skin from the neck down. CoQ10 helps defy gravity while Omega 3, 6 and 9 keep your neck and décolleté looking firm and plump. Milk Thistle, Evening Primrose Oil and Sweet Almond Oil maintain moisture for healthy, brilliant skin. The product is smartly accompanied by an instructional self-breast-exam pamphlet. For every Boob Tube sold, Mama Mio donates $1 to the cancer support charity, Look Good…Feel Better.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Say Ole to BC

During the month of October, Ole Henriksen will be donating 25% of the proceeds from the sales of the African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser to the Wellness Community Foothills.

The Wellness Community is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free emotional support, education and hope for people with cancer and their loved ones.

The African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser is a foaming cleanser with anti-aging botanical extracts like naturally antioxidant-rich african red tea and Vitamin C. It’s soothing, non-drying formula is strong enough to remove makeup, but gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin.

It retails for $30 at

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Jessica Cosmetics, Custom Nail Polish

This nail polish junkie was recently given the opportunity to indulge in sampling several bottles of natural, custom nail color by the infamous Jessica Cosmetics. Jessica's philosophy is based on the realization that just like our skin, hair, and at times perhaps; our sometimes slightly irrational emotions, nails have individual special needs. Jessica Cosmetics identifies nails by type and has created precise products to treat and correct each type.
In addition to this nail product's super, sweet, science technology, their color paints on thick and smoothly, only requiring a coat or two, and dries in a reasonable time frame-good if like me, you often find yourself touching up your self manicure in the car, on your way to dinner.

After a summer of neon or ocean blue nails, I personally got really excited about a few of Jessica's softer tones. This fall is all about "greige", or gray-beige, and I found it's shade family members "Intrigue", "Victorian Crush", and "Bittersweet" just as toasty and comforting.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Clean Hands Fight Cancer

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, CleanWell is partnering with
CANCER101 (C101) in their mission to empower Breast Cancer patients and their caregivers to get organized and informed to fight their cancer. During the entire month of October, purchase the CleanWell All Natural Hand Sanitizer (6 oz) and 50% of proceeds will be donated to C101.
The CleanWell All Natural Hand Sanitizer (6 oz) is proven to kill 99.99% of germs without using alcohol, Benzalkonium Chloride, Triclosan or other toxic chemicals. The sanitizer is quick, easy and safe for the whole family.
With a first-of-its-kind natural chemistry, CleanWell proudly introduces a unique formulation of plant essential oils proven to kill 99.99% of germs. It is a safe and effective natural alternative to the toxic ingredients found in most antibacterial and sanitizing products. Without using alcohol, Benzalkonium Chloride, Triclosan or other toxic chemicals, CleanWell’s hand sanitizing sprays are made with ingredients from renewable plants, primarily thyme.
C101 was developed and inspired by Executive Director Monica Knoll's experience with breast cancer and the experiences of countless other breast cancer patients and survivors she met along the way to recovery: C101 empowers cancer patients and their caregivers to take control over their diagnoses from the moment they learn they have cancer, a recurrence or metastases through ten years of follow up care. C101 meets the patient and caregiver on the front line and turns what is often a chaotic experience into a calm and organized plan of attack. C101 is there after the treatments are over to help survivors manage important post-treatment appointments, medications and survivorship issues.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

BodyRock Sport for the cure

During the entire month of October, BodyRock Sport will be donating 10% of the proceeds from the sales of all pink-colored bras and headphones to Susan G. Komen For the Cure.

Available for purchase online, the breast cancer awareness products support Susan G. Komen For the Cure in their mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find cures.

Go to the website to check out all the styles. I like the pocket-camo!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Bon Ami Liquid Cleanser

Bon Ami is one of those brands I am always hearing about but never see. I never knew if it was worth the effort to search for it.

I was able to try the liquid cleanser on the bathroom sink at work today.
Hello, clean!
This sink has not been so clean since 1965, when it was installed.
It may not have been this clean at that point.

Scrub-a-licious! Rinses well, no obnoxious smell.
Worth a search! Make your life easier & order from their web site.

Groom brows to save lives

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Tweezerman is giving a portion of the sales of their Special Edition Precision in Pink Slant tweezers to breast cancer awareness and research in finding a cure. Check out the pink ribbon and sparkle!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Reason 10million-32 why I love Sephora

Sephora by Opi presents Just a Little Bit Dangerous, part of the new Rocker Chic Collection.
It's like a violet gone metal.
I am eagerly & impatiently anticipating my Sephora getting it!

Dr. Sadick says...

Magazines are great for beauty advice/info, but I still have questions.
Three of my most pressing, often unanswered beauty questions:

1. What are the best Beauty products and treatments for the changing seasons?

2. What are the hottest new skincare ingredients and why?

3. Drinkable beauty products- which ones really work?

Dr. Sadick supplies answers:

1. Reservatol - Current research into resveratrol benefits points to resveratrol having amazing anti-aging properties, hence dubbed "The Fountain of Youth." In several medical arenas it is agreed that resveratrol provides many key health benefits for the people who include proper quantities of it in their diets. Additional resveratrol benefits include cancer fighting and weight loss. Also, it is believed that resveratrol works as an effective anti-aging ingredient. This is because resveratrol is thought to stimulate the SIRT1 gene. This gene is the one responsible for reducing fat stores during low calorie diets. However, stimulation of this gene also seems to help slow down the aging process.

2. Coffee Berry-TNS Hyperpigmentation System™ by SkinMedica

This system was created specifically to improve visable signs of aging-hyperpigmentation, sundamage, fine lines, wrinkles and sallowness. Get glowing, firm and youthful skin without any downtime, redness or peeling.

Science meets nature in the first and only anti-aging
skin care line formulated with CoffeeBerry™. Grown in lush tropical regions CoffeeBerry is harvested and processed at peak antioxidant concentration. CoffeeBerry™ is the key ingredient in the REVALE'SKIN line and the most potent natural antioxidant available in skin care today. Scientific testing shows that CoffeeBerry™ has a higher antioxidant capacity than green tea, pomegranate and vitamins C and E.
CoffeeBerry topical antioxidant can:
* Rejuvenate skin damaged by daily exposure to free radicals-mollecules that cause an acceleration of the breakdown of collagen, which contributes to premature aging.
*Protect the skin against everyday environmental damage, such as sun, wind and temperature.
*Help reverse the signs of aging.

3. Niacinamide is a key ingredient in every Olay Pro-X product (Wrinkle Smoothing Cream, Deep Wrinkle Treatment, Age Repair Lotion SPF 30, Hydra Firming Cream, Eye Restoration Complex, and Discoloration Fighting Concentrate).

4. Nicotinamide - another B vitamin that has recently entered the skin care field. Although most studies of this vitamin have focused on the anti-inflammatory effects and in acne treatment, one possible role for nicotinamide as a potential anti-aging ingredient is in the biosynthesis of ceramides and other stratum corneum lipids. Unlike several other B Vitamin ingredients, there is a great deal of research that supports the use of topical niacinamide. Studies have shown its usefulness in increasing synthesis of collagen and lipids, inhibiting the transfer of melanosomes (this will treat hyperpigmentation), and decreasing inflammation. It may even play a role in preventing skin cancer. Niacinamide and niacin are not synthesized in the human body and therefore must be supplied externally, either through the diet or through topical application. Nicotinamide is another B vitamin that has recently entered the skin care field. Although most studies of this vitamin have focused on the anti-inflammatory effects and in acne treatment, one possible role for nicotinamide as a potential anti-aging ingredient is in the biosynthesis of ceramides and other stratum corneum lipids. Unlike several other B Vitamin ingredients, there is a great deal of research that supports the use of topical niacinamide. Studies have shown its usefulness in increasing synthesis of collagen and lipids, inhibiting the transfer of melanosomes (this will treat hyperpigmentation), and decreasing inflammation. It may even play a role in preventing skin cancer. Niacinamide and niacin are not synthesized in the human body and therefore must be supplied externally, either through the diet or through topical application.

5. PSP- Formulated with PSP®, the most complete protein blend of Human Growth Factors, Cytokines and Interleukins available to rejuvenate and soothe skin.

6. Shinso – drinkable Jap. Powder

Shinso Kazu is a dietary supplement that optimizes the body's health from skin to core. Starting at the cellular level, Shinso Kazu employs SOD, superoxide dismutase, to activate the body's production of its own naturally occurring enzymes to neutralize age-accelerating free radicals. Kazu also supplies your body with essential vitamins (vitamins B2, C, A, K and E) and minerals (iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, copper, and zinc).

Many thanks to Dr. Sadick and the great Jeanette Zinno!

Boom Boom Saves Boobs…One Brow At A Time

During the month of October, in support of breast cancer and in celebration of lifting boobies, brows, and spirits, 10% of the sale of each Boom Boom Push-Up Brow highlighting pencil will be donated to Look Good…Feel Better ( Boom Boom’s all about boobs…hence the name. Check out other products like Brow-ssiere brow gel and Brow Boostiers brow powder, on

Boom Boom Push-Up Brow highlighting pencil is a makeup artist’s most powerful tool – it lifts, supports, and sparkles, and quite frankly, makes people look younger. Who doesn’t want that? It not only adds lift to the brow bone, dab some sparkle into the corner of the eyes and voila, holy open, white, bright eyes! This 2-sided pencil creates the illusion of an instant eyelift – use daily for a subtle matte look, and switch to the sparkly side for disco dancing. Ah, and for those in the growing out phase (a.k.a. rehab), use the matte side of the pencil to conceal the mess.
Retail Price: $16.00.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Jewelry for the greater good

Dogeared has a beautiful necklace to help the fight against cancer!

For their 5th year in the fight, they have created the new hope necklace.

Profits go directly to the Los Angeles Breast Cancer Alliance.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Philip Kingsley helping Cancer Patients

Philip Kingsley No Scent No Colour is a new shampoo that is formulated for sensitive, delicate or easily irritated scalps. Inspired by Philip’s wife Joan Kingsley’s experience while undergoing cancer treatment, No Scent No Colour is ideal for those undergoing radiotherapy.
Philip Kingsley donates $1 from the of every 250 ml bottle and .50 cents from every 75 ml bottle to Look Good…Feel Better, a charity that is focused on boosting the self confidence and self esteem of women undergoing treatment for cancer.
Price: $26.00 at

Clean for the cause

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Eco Clean is partnering with CANCER101 (C101) in their mission to empower Breast Cancer patients and their caregivers to get organized and informed to fight their cancer. During the entire month of October, purchase the Eco Clean All Purpose Cleaner and 30% of the proceeds will be donated to C101.
Price: $3.99 at

Sephora Gives Back for Breast Cancer Awareness

In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sephora has created five exclusive items and will donate $1 from the sale of each to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF): an organization dedicated to breast cancer prevention by finding a cure during our lifetime through funding clinical and translational research worldwide.
“Supporting a cause that impacts the lives of so many women is an honor for Sephora,” says Margarita Arriagada, Senior Vice President of Merchandising. “Beauty is much more than what’s on the surface; it’s about inner strength, empowerment and courage, and we are privileged to join the fight against breast cancer.”
The Sephora Pop-Up Travel Brush ($8) in an exclusive pink for Breast Cancer is the on-the-go beauty essential. With a slim case and handy mirror, it’s the desired size and shape for your purse, carry-on or travel makeup bag.
Sephora Collection Pink Color-to-Go Palette ($15) - Sephora’s signature limited edition palette is perfectly portable. Complete with eight wearable eyeshadows, four lip glosses and a blush to match any skin tone, it’s an indispensible kit to create any look.
Sephora Collection Pink Eyelash Curler ($16) – This precision engineered, pinch proof eyelash curler in pink goes beyond the basic stainless steel construction and silicone rubber pads with advanced technology and superior design to create the ultimate tool for wide open, professional-looking lashes.
Sephora Collection Compact Mirror ($18) – A pink rhinestone studded mirror for beauty touch ups for a good cause. This beautifully crafted metallic pink mirror offers dual magnification and comes with a protective organza pouch.
Sephora Collection Brush Set ($60) – The perfect travel companion, this ten piece brush set features brushes for face, eye and lip with a pink travel case. The set includes both natural and synthetic brushes and is perfect for the makeup novice or beauty pro.
This October, experience the beauty-full power of pink with this limited-edition collection that gives back! Sephora’s Breast Cancer Awareness products will be available this October at all Sephora stores, by calling 1-877-SEPHORA or by logging on to