D.S. & Durga Giveaway



One winner will receive a bottle of "Cowgirl Grass" fragrance (a $75 value) from D.S. & Durga.


Answer the following question: What other fragrance from D.S. & Durga are you interested in?

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D.S. & Durga began humbly in December 2007 when they decided to make holiday gifts for their friends. D.S., a musician, and Durga, an architect, first experimented with tinctures of flowers, herbs, and seeds to make aftershaves & toners. When they realized that none of their friends shaved, they decided to begin blending oils, resins, and plant extracts. Their friends loved the results, so they decided to make it officials. Within months they were selling to boutiques to New York & California.

D.S. & Durga make everything by hand. They have been known to distill some of their own oils, but also procure the best perfume ingredients from around the world. They are inspired by the lore of herbs & flowers and their importance in the fields of medicine, beauty & gastronomy. They are influenced by the locality of their rare ingredients and strive to make original concoctions far from the mass-produced fragrances ubiquitous in modern times. D.S. & Durga are not afraid to borrow from the classics, but hope to make scents appropriate for modern people discerning taste.


The giveaway will conclude January 7th.

Dame Edna for MAC Cosmetics



Hello, Possums!

MAC Cosmetics has made the weirdest collaboration imaginable with the annoyingly funny, Dame Edna.

Ready or not, the Dame Edna for MAC Cosmetics Collection will make it's grand entrance on December 26th at http://www.maccosmetics.com, Nordstrom and all MAC locations. This will also be sold internationally in January 2009. Personally, I'm not fan of the queen. However, the upcoming collection is pure eye candy!


M·A·C 'Dame Edna' Lipstick (Limited Edition) $14

Colors featured in the Dame Edna collection are Coral Polyp, Kanga Rouge and Gladiola.


M·A·C 'Dame Edna' Eye Shadow (Wisteria) $32.50

A set of three eye shadows in an over-the-top mauve compact featuring holographic stars and Dame Edna's iconic spectacles in sparkling red glitter. Features two new limited-time shades: Wisteria and Divine Night with bring-back Fineshine.


M·A·C 'Dame Edna' Lipglass (Limited Edition) $14

Colors featured in the Dame Edna collection are Hot Frost, Possum Nose Pink and Splendid.


M·A·C 'Dame Edna' High-Light Powder $26

Limited-edition High-Light powder in an over-the-top mauve compact featuring holographic stars and Dame Edna's iconic spectacles in sparkling red glitter. The powder features its own special flourish: an embossed 'Dame Edna.'

Colors featured in the Dame Edna collection include Spectacle and What A Dame!.


M·A·C Nail Lacquer $11

Colors featured in the Dame Edna collection include Asiatique and Varicose Violet.


M·A·C 'Dame Edna' Eye Shadow (Royal Tour) $32.50

A set of three eye shadows in an over-the-top mauve compact featuring holographic stars and Dame Edna's iconic spectacles in sparkling red glitter. Features two new limited-time shades: Dame's Desire and Royal Tour with bring-back Climate Blue.



FHI Heat Advances to the Next Generation

NEW TECHNIQUE G2 SERIES INCORPORATES NANO-FUZEION™ TECHNOLOGY PREVIOUSLY AVAILABLE ONLY IN RUNWAY AND PLATFORM SERIES IRONS



Always blazing new trails with the latest technologies, FHI Heat continues on its upwards
momentum by launching the FHI Heat Technique G2 series of styling irons, which incorporate the patented Nano-Fuzeion™ technology, a benefit previously available only in the Platform and Runway series irons. Technique G2 is the second generation of Technique irons.

“It was very important to us that the average consumer receives the benefits of the amazing new nano-technologies, which have really revolutionized the industry of hair tools, therefore we decided to put Nano-Fuzeion™ into our most affordable series of ceramic tourmaline styling irons,” states Phillip Wilson, International Creative Director for FHI Heat,Inc. a manufacturer of ceramic styling irons since2003 and leader in professional quality hair tools.
The FHI Heat Technique G2 series of ceramic tourmaline styling irons offer a fixed temperature that heats up to an impressive 410 degrees, and its advanced PTC internal heating system quickly recovers lost heat as well as keeps the temperature constant. Nano-Fuzeion™ is a unique combination of Nano-Titanium, Nano-Titanium Oxide and Nano-Silver particles, and together the triple function of the Nano-Fuzeion™ technology leaves hair soft and shiny, while removing chemical build-up, toxins, bacteria andstatic.

The FHI Heat Technique G2 series is available in two colors:
black, which is available in 3/4-inch ($120.), 1-inch ($120), 1 1/4-inch ($120), and 1 3/4-inch ($120) sizes; and pink, which is available in 1-inch ($120) and 1 3/4-inch ($120) sizes.

The FHI Heat Technique G2 series is professional in quality, emits gentle far infrared heat to prevent damage to hair, and also features a low EMF (electro magnetic field) as well as a larger quantity of crushed tourmaline crystals, which results in maximum conditioning of the hair compared to other luxury-quality professional irons. The high temperature allows for longer-lasting styling and reduces the time spent ironing the hair. Other benefits include: ultra-rapid heating; curling hair, enabled by the beveled edges of the ceramic plates; protecting color and retarding color fading; sealing the cuticle to lock in moisture and repel humidity, which helps eliminate frizz; and maximum shine and conditioning.

The new technologically advanced FHI Heat products are available at fine hair salons and professional beauty retailers nationwide, via toll-free number at 877.FHI.HEAT (877.344.4328) and online at FHI Heat.

Review: Dr. Hauschka Skin Care Lavender Bath

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care products are infused with vital extracts of organic and bio dynamically grown plants. Their products carry these plant essences directly to the skin to encourage health and reveal true and lasting beauty. A deep commitment to holistic principles guides Dr. Hauschka Skin Care to reject the use of synthetic additives and animal testing. They support the health of humanity and the earth.



Helps to sooth and calm while reducing the appearance of red, irritated skin. The relaxing aroma of lavender essential oil helps to ease strain and soothe the senses. When used in the evenings, Lavender Bath Oil ($29.95) gives body and mind a feeling of restfulness.

Lavender can be found throughout Europe. Its main properties are balancing and harmonizing.

Review: I'm not a "bath" person, but I decided to skip the shower and go for relaxing T & T (tub time). This bath oil is pure luxury without the hefty price tag. If you had told me about a month ago that a bath oil could induce a blissful slumber or make you feel like you're floating on Cloud 9, I'd have probably scoffed and laughed. I've never experienced anything like this with a bath product. I can feel the tension melt away - leaving me with a new sense of calm. It is very relaxing - much needed if you're having a stressful day or just need R & R.

Also available at Beautorium in Sage; for a warming, purifying bath or Lemon; for an uplifting, refreshing bath experience.

Review: Organoderm

Dr. Edward Jonas Domanskis, a practicing plastic surgeon in Newport Beach, California has worked on the research and development of the Organoderm Skin Care products for over ten years.



Not only was the product line formulated with naturally bio-active and organic ingredients with the consumer’s skin health top priority, but the packaging was developed with recyclable components with their own Free Consumer Recycling Program on this web site. The absence of excessive and deceptive paper cartons and inserts is to raise awareness through conscious consumption. This not only helps protect our environment with less trees destroyed, it raises planet conservation responsibility in the minds of all consumers to reduce waste and diminish our landfills.


Olive Cucumber and Watercress Fresh Foaming Cleanser $22


This product can be used on the face and body. The smell is quite pleasant - smells more citrus than anything. However, this cleanser broke me out on the face, but I did'nt have any problems using it else where. It leaves the skin feeling squeaky clean and feeling a little dried out. Therefore, I highly recommend following up with a moisturizer.

Key Ingredients:

Organic Apple Juice, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Sweet Orange Oil, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Sesame Oil, Organic Olive Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Cucumber Extract, Organic Watercress Extract, Organic Chamomile, Organic Hops, Organic Aloe Leaf Juice.


Green Energy Serum $32


This product is highly recommend to be used during and night. The serum did not bother my sensitive skin and made my face feel wonderful. I can't vouch for the intended purpose of this product since I'm not experiencing any aging yet, but it makes my face feel firm, yet soft.

Key Ingredients:

Acmella Oleracea Extract, Certified Organic Fagus Sylvatica Bud Extract, Certified Organic Olive Fruit Extract, Certified Organic Aloe Leaf Extract and Pea Extract/Bamboo Extract and Glucosamine Complex.


Organic Raw Sugar Exfoliator $30


This is my absolute favorite from this line. This scrub makes the exfoliating experience feel like pure luxury. The grains are fine enough to slough off rough skin without irritating it. The product itself has a very lemony smell, making it almost good enough to eat! Don't worry, I did'nt do that even though it was tempting. It had my skin practically glowing. This one will give instant beauty gratification that will have you lusting for more! However, this one didn't last long enough. No pun intended. Hopefully, they will make this particular product bigger for sugar scrubs fanatics like me to enjoy even more.

Key Ingredients:

Organic Raw Cane Sugar, Organic Olive Oil, Organic Sesame Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic Sweet Orange Oil, Organic Cucumber Extract, Organic Watercress Extract.


Weatherproof Lip Balm $12


It keeps my lips well hydrated and super soft. It smells exactly like the cleanser and body scrub. By it being organic, I also tried this out on my toddler since he has a bad case of chapped lips. Between the Dr. Hauschka Lip Care Stick and this lip balm, these two having been really helping my toddler out.

Key Ingredients:

Organic Olive Oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Almond Oil, Organic Sweet Orange Oil, Vitamin E.


Younger Eye Gel $24


Most eye products I come across are usually aim for one particular problem: Dark Circles, Lines or Puffiness. This one addresses them all! Plus, it is reasonably priced. This product doesn't only have a place in my heart, but in my purse as well!

Key Ingredients:

Certified Organic Aloe Leaf Extract, Certified Organic Chamomile Leaf, Certified Organic Green Tea Extract and Certified Organic Fagus Sylvatica Bud Extract.


Day Sun Protector $42


This product has bit of a staggering price, but it is the perfect way to combat enviromental stress. It prevents sun damage and pre-mature aging. Let's face it, the sun causes wrinkles and aging. It might be all fun in the sun when you're young, but it is bound to catch up with you as you get older. Wise up! Plus, this product is great for the winter months.

Key Ingredients:

Certified Organic Olive Fruit Extract, Certified Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Certified Organic Fagus Sylvatica Bud Extract, Pea Extract/Bamboo Extract and Glucosamine Complex, Vitamin E, Vitamin C and SPF 30+.


Olive Cucumber and Watercress Light Moisturizer $26


A good moisturizer is a must for my daily beauty regimen and this one fits the bill! My skin feels so soft after using this.

Key Ingredients:

Organic Aloe Vera, Organic Denatured Alcohol, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Olive Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Sesame Oil, Organic Soy Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Apricot Oil, Organic Sweet Orange Oil, Organic Cucumber Extract, Organic Watercress Extract, Vegetable Glycerin


Nutrient Night Cream $36


I love this cream so much that I've even used it as a day cream! It appears thick in appearance, but it sinks into the skin immediately. This is the ultimate dream cream. It will put the lustre back into your complexion - highly recommended and great results guaranteed!

Key Ingredients:

Certified Organic Grape Seed Oil, Certified Organic Shea Butter, Certified Organic Olive Fruit Extract, Certified Organic Fagus Sylvatica Bud Extract, Certified Organic Aloe Leaf Extract, Acmella Oleracea Extract, Pea Extract/Bamboo Extract and Glucosamine Complex and Juglans Regia (Walnut) Seed Extract.

SD Lash Gel Giveaway



Three winners will have beautiful and lush lashes with the SD Lash Clicker Pen (a $49 value) from Skin Deep III


Answer the following question: What is one product that you would love to try from Skin Deep III?

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Enjoy longer, more luxurious lashes naturally! An all-natural clear gel that is applied to lash line. Apply once-a-day to see results in 3-4 weeks. Can also be applied under mascara as a plumper, simply apply SD Lash Gel to lashes, wait 1-2 minutes and then apply mascara.


The giveaway will conclude December 31st.

Review: Biodynamic Beauty Refining Treatment

A natural skin polisher, made with the most efficacious natural actives, used as an exfoliant in enhancing cell renewal while gently minimising the appearance of pores, uneven skin texture, and discoloration, to reveal a smoother, even-toned, more luminous complexion. This refiner is rich in the living energy of Calendula, Horsechestnut, and Soapbark Tree extract, this refining treatment helps to gently cleanse and refine the skin. Apricot Seed and Willow Bark extracts help renew skin, while gently uncovering a fresh and glowing complexion.



Review: This is another wonderful product from the Jurlique brand. Truth be told, all of their products are wonderful! I like many products from different brands, but this brand is one of my favorites and I have only a few favorites! It is really rare for me to fall in love with all of the products from one brand. This product doesn't only smell pleasant - it makes my skin feel well pampered. However, it doesn't give my skin that well polished look that I was hoping for. This isn't really a big issue with me since it is still a great product. Therefore, I highly recommend it.

Review: Bare Escentuals Buxom Betty Collection

Bare Escentuals Buxom Betty Collection ($42) delivers defined eyes, red lips, and a dewy complexion for an ultra-wearable pinup-girl look. This collection stemmed from the collaboration of Bare Escentuals and two Sephora cast members — Bonnie Watts of Los Angeles and Gary Chorost of Las Vegas. This duo spinned their passion for bareMinerals into an opportunity to work personally with Leslie Blodgett, CEO of Bare Escentuals. The result is a collection that makes a classic trend timelessly glamorous.

This 1950s inspired collection includes: 0.01 oz bareMinerals Clear Radiance All-Over Face Color (sheer, translucent glow), 0.01 oz bareMinerals Silk Stockings Eye color (glimpse, peachy nude), 0.01 oz bareMinerals Stilettos Liner Shadow (ruby onyx), 0.15 oz Mini Big Tease Mascara in Blackest Black, 0.07 oz Mini Betty Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish (crimson red), and Mini Double-Ended Contour & Detail Brush.



Review: This new, adorable limited-edition kit from Bare Escentuals is the perfect way to create your own iconic look. Even I just found the mascara just to be okay, I was awe in everything else, especially the lip gloss! The lip gloss is the right shade of red without being overly dramatic. I was quite impressed with the black eye shadow as well. It can be a bit difficult to find a decent black eye shadow, but like many other black eye shadows I've tried, it flakes onto my cheeks and be a little messy. However, it is very easy to wipe off. I'll warn you though, ever thing in this kit is extra small. You might be disappointed if you're looking for full size products. This would make a great gift for any glamour girl that you know.

Review: Envision Beauty Solution



This multi-tasking formula is worth a second glance. Envision Beauty is the perfect solution for all your skincare needs - anti-aging moisturizer, day cream, pre-makeup base, night cream, serum, and eye cream. It is also free of parabens, synthetics, and ethyl alcohols.

I'm constantly trying out different products since I'm a beauty reviewer. This helps me learn what works for me and what doesn't. I pass the information to you to let you know if a product is worth the hype. There are several diamonds in the rough to be found and this product is a gem that stands out on it's own. It is simple, yet very effective!

I kicked all products aside one week to give it a try and I was impressed with what this product could do in 7 days. It made my skin a lot smoother, softer, and brighter. As we all know, most skin care products take awhile to give you results, but I saw results with this product within those few little days. I haven't forgotten about this product since then. My favorite way to use this product is as a pre-makeup base. This way it will last longer than if I used it for everything mentioned in the first paragraph. It is a bit pricey, but so worth it! You can order here. For a limited time, buy one and get one free for $74.

10% of the net proceeds from each sale to charities that support sustainable projects for needy people worldwide, Project Concern International which focuses on sustainable initiatives across the world such as clean water, micro-enterprise, agricultural development, and child and maternal health.


The product in this review was provided to the reviewer for the purpose of writing a review. This in no way effects the quality of the review provided. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly that of the reviewer. All reviews provided here are the work of the reviewer and remain completely unbiased.

Review: Go Light On My Lips



I tried out a similar lip gloss awhile back and could barely wait to get in the dark and try the Go Light On My Lips ($19). I tried out Popping Pink which is light pink and not the overwhelmingly pink as shown in the picture below. I didn't choose the color, but this was a very good choice since I really like pink lip gloss.

Unlike the one I tried out in the past from a different company, the LED powered light doesn't automatically come on whenever you open up the lip gloss to apply. Instead, you can press the button on top in case you want to use it. I like this idea much better! I'm also impressed with the lip gloss itself. It doesn't have a flavor or "flavorable" smell - more of a very light fragrance. However, I like that it isn't sticky and it stays on awhile without having the need to apply on repeatedly.

You can also order Monogrammed Lip Gloss ($38) or Swarovski Crystal Limited ($150). They also have Mascara that has the LED light - now this is a first for me. Very clever!

KENZO Perfumed Ice Cubes


KENZO Perfumed Ice Cubes $30


A sensual ritual for warm skins in search of cool relief. An ice cube that releases its perfume as it melts, leaving the skin lightly scented of rice steam. Inspired by nature, KenzoKi skincare pairs advanced research with four natural elements from Asia to create the ideal balance of performance and pleasure. Four plants, four fragrances, four collections that delight the senses while enhancing the natural beauty of skin.

Review: Murad Goji Berry Body Set

A delicious, indulgent gift to cleanse, nourish and protect body and soul.

The antioxidant benefits of one of nature's most nutritionally rich foods, the Goji Berry, has been harnessed in these high-performance products. This exclusive gift set includes the Purifying Goji Berry Body Wash and the Nourishing Goji Berry Body Cream ($35).



Review: I've had the wonderful opportunity to try out and review more products from the Murad brand. The latest is the limited-edition Goji Berry Body Set for the holidays. This is a fabulous duo that would make a wonderful gift. The smell is very light with a tinge of tanginess - very yummy smelling! Even the packaging is very appealing! The body wash is a very gentle exfoliator. This is ideal if you have sensitive skin and can't handle the typical exfoliators. It also lathers nicely and your skin will smell good even after a shower. The body lotion has the perfect amount of creaminess without being too thick or light. It sinks into the skin quickly and leaves my skin feeling lush. I hope that they decide to include these particular products in their regular line. If not, be sure to hurry since this limited edition duo is too good to pass up!

Joy by Jean Patou Eau de Parfum Jewel Spray


Joy by Jean Patou Eau de Parfum Jewel Spray $128 - $158


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In an attempt to create the most splendid perfume ever, Jean Patou doubled the quantities of ingredients required for Joy. No fewer than 10,000 jasmine flowers and 28 dozen roses are required to make just 1 ounce of Joy Parfum Luxe. This gesture, extravagant even by today's standards, revolutionized the way in which fragrances were created.

Top Note: Bulgarian rose oil, ylang ylang, tuberose

Heart Note: rose de may, jasmine de may

Base Note: musk

Too Faced Smurfette Collection

Too Faced celebrates Smurf's 50th anniversary, based on Smurfette, which is everything a makeup can be; gorgeous, sexy and uber cute.

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Smurfy-Eyed Liquid Eyeliner $17.50
Available in Feelin' Smurfy or Smurf You


The Smurfette Collection Smurfy-Eyed Liquid Eyeliner lets you show off your Smurfette—inspired sparkles as you bat those eyes at every Smurf you see! You can use on the brows, hair, and anywhere else you want a special Smurf sparkle.


So Smurfy Illumination Face Powder $26

Too Faced So Smurfy Illuminating Face Powder delivers complexion perfection. Smurfette's signature color-correcting shades blend together for the prettiest perfection — you're sure to be the hottest girl on your Smurf turf.


Mood Swing Emotionally Activated Lip Gloss $18.50


Too Faced Smurfberry Mood Swing Emotionally Activated Lip Gloss allows you to wear your emotions on your lips. Depending on your body heat level, the gloss blooms into countless shades of Smurf-berry pink. You never know what shade you'll get, but Smurfette thinks that's part of the fun!


So Smurfy Eye Shadow Collection $32.50


Too Faced So Smurfy Eye Shadow Collection contains four easy-to-use shades that can be used individually or together to create a signature Smurfette look. The velvety shadows glide on smoothly creating a seamless blend of gleaming color. Your pigment-drenched peepers will be left super Smurf-chic!

Divine Minerals Giveaway



3 winners will have a chance to win the following: Foundation, Veil, and Brush Kit (2 winners) or an Eye Trio of your choice (1 winner).


Answer the following question: What other product(s) would you love to try from Divine Minerals?

Post about it on the comment widget along with name and email address on the comment widget above
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The giveaway will conclude December 25th.



Divine Minerals is for the woman who wants beautiful radiant skin without harmful chemicals and irritating ingredients. Their minerals are free of chemicals, preservatives, perfumes, dyes, oil, talc, bismuth oxychloride and other harmful ingredients and fillers.

Beauty is priceless! Mineral makeup brings out your natural beauty while minimizing flaws and wrinkles. Women of all ages are using mineral makeup, young or old, it does not matter. Divine Minerals is easy and safe to use on all skin types.

Divine Minerals is a great alternative to the other costly brands that you have seen on the late night infomercials, the difference is Divine Minerals has only 100% natural ingredients and affordable.



No more liquids, cakey, heavy makeup! Only natural, weightless, flawless, all day wear coverage.

Everyone who makes a purchase will qualify for a chance to win a 9pc Custom Kit. Their giveaway will end December 15th. The next one will start January 1st, 2009.

Review: Shobha Sugaring Kit

Shobha home of New York City's hair removal experts, bring its celebrated salon experience to the home with a growing line of threading, sugaring, and waxing products to help on the journey from hairy to hairless! Each product has been created with extreme care to provide natural, sensitive, and effective hair removal solutions for those who seek them.

Shobha Tummala, the founder and CEO of Shobha, spent her early years in Hyderabad, India under the care of her grandparents, who each infused natural rituals into Shobha's daily life from the start. Her grandfather, a horticulturist, known to many farmers as the "plant doctor," would take her on his travels to visit the different gardens throughout India. Shobha's grandmother immersed her in India's natural and spiritual beauty culture, in which they would spend all day preparing meals and beauty treatments for the family. Hair conditioner was created from crushed hibiscus petals, soap from a mixture of shaved sandalwood and lentils, moisturizer from the cream of fresh milk.

It was also in India where Shobha experience the benefits of threading, the customary way to remove facial hair, the painless efficiency and precise definition that threading afforded made Shobha swear off wax, until she returned to the States and found there was no one in her area who threaded. Thus, the idea of Shobha was inspired!



The Shobha® Sugaring Kit conveniently provides everything needed for hassle-free hair removal at home. featuring our all-natural, professional-grade Shobha® Sugaring Gel, this kit ensures a hair removal experience that is not only effective, but sweet and sensitive too!

Review:
I had never heard of sugaring before until I was given the opportunity to try out the Shobha Sugaring Kit ($30). I'm not going to joke, but it is a bit painful since you're removing hair from your skin afterall. The powder makes it less intense. What made the whole experience even more unique is the resusable denim cloth strips you use to remove the hair unlike the typical "waxing" strips you would receive with a waxing kit. However, it works well even though the sugaring gel can be a little messy at times. The results from this product lasts longer than if you shaved. I believe it is worth $30. Just think about a fortune you have to spend on creams and razors when all you have to pay $30 for a kit that could last for about a year. I love the fact that this kit is vegan friendly - free of parabens, dyes, fragrances, petrols, resins & waxes.

Review: Theme Fragrance

Beth Morrison, founder and owner of Theme Fragrance started her business out of frustration with the options of perfumes available to the consumer. Every scent seemed to smell the same and she didn't want to wear what felt to me to be an advertisement for an impersonal brand or a celebrity endorsement.



Her inspiration is drawn from her travels around the world, but her scents are also inspired by simpler things in life. Her fragrances are imagined, designed, created, and packaged by her company. There is a personal connection when you purchase from Theme Fragrance. Beth strongly believe in personalization in a world encouraging homogenized beauty looks and routines - her company goes against the norm and celebrates the uniqueness of a person from head to toe!




Review:
The LOVE LETTER Theme Fragrance Eau De Parfum Spray ($15.50) is a very strong, but lovely and long-lasting fragrance. This perfume is perfect for all year around! It is wonderfully blended with fall fruits and summer berries with a definite feminine aroma. This luxurious scent will make you feel beautiful and feminine, while inducing feelings of romance and love. Valentine's Day is a couple months away, and this would make the perfect scent for the occasion!



Review: The O BALM ah! RESTORATIVE BALM Smoothing and Soothing Skin Balm ($7.50) is the perfect balm if you're wanting change and no, I'm not just talking about our new elected president. My skin has been taking a beating this winter and I've been using this balm to escape winter's wrath. This balm is great for weathered, rough, chapped and cracked skin. It is helps protect, soothe, and heal your skin.

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Review: Pencil Me In Cosmetics

The finest natural ingredients are included in Pencil Me In Cosmetics to appeal to retailers and consumers searching for premium natural products at a reasonable price. Anti-oxidants and vitamins have been included to help to protect the eye area from daily exposure to destructive elements. “pencil me in” eye accent pencils is the newest “green” cosmetic!

“Pencil me in” cosmetics has added natural ingredients and blended botanicals like Green Tea Leaf Extract, Pine Bark Extract, Grape Seed Extract, Lecithin, Shea Butter, Cacao Butter, Jojoba Oil, Wheat germ oil, and Safflower seed oil. It also includes Vitamins A (Retinyl Palmitate), B2 (Riboflavin), B3 (Niacin), C (Ascorbic Acid), Vitamin D and Vitamin E (Tocopherol).



Review: I tried out the Eye Pencils in Mint and Lapis ($6.99 each). I could hardly wait to try out these since this was my first time ever trying out a "green" eye crayon. I like the fact these came with a built-in sharpener. Talk about convenient and less hassle! I've hardly been satisfied with eye crayons I've tried out in past, because some particles would get in my eye and sting! I didn't have any problems with these eye crayons, except that the Mint kept breaking up. I wasn't sure if it was my luck or what, but it is a very gorgeous mint green. I'm very fond of mint and I'm quite picky since not every company guarantees the perfect shade of mint. However, this company got it right! I also love the Lapis - it goes on beautifully without crumbling like the Mint did. The color is long lasting and well worth $6.99 - usually the same price you would pay for from a drugstore brand, but at least these are natural!

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Review: Raw Gaia

Raw Gaia is the world's first range of living skin care products made using only cold-pressed, organic and vegan ingredients, infused with essential oils and floral waters of the finest quality.

Their products have wonderful skin moisturizing and uplifting qualities because they are absolutely pure, alive and made with the Earth's most nourishing and beautifying skin care ingredients, which are far more effective than any chemical or artificial moisturizers.

Through a special low temperature process, Raw Gaia's hand-made, organic skin care products retain all the life force, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids of the ingredients, which help to moisturize, heal and revitalize all types of skin.



A magical cream that helps to promote a vibrant and smooth complexion. It is especially good for mature skin, damaged tissue and to heal scars since it is made with MSM, which is known as The Beauty Mineral. Raw Gaia’s MSM is derived from Canadian pine trees. Click here to read more about MSM.

Note: Pregnant women should not use this cream since it contains essential oil of myrrh, which is said to cause uterine contractions.

Review: This cream is one of the most unique creams I've tried out so far. It literally melts at your fingertips. It is slightly greasy at first, but the greasiness goes away within minutes. I'm amazed how quickly it absorbs in the skin. The scent is also unique. I've been using this on my body since I feel a bit uneasy about applying this on my face even though it is vegan. My skin looks really good whenever I use it though. No breakouts from this product or anything! However, you can apply this moisturizer on your face when it is wet or mist one of their floral waters after applying. The jar it comes in is small, but a very little of this product goes a long way though. I highly recommend this product!

Beauty Resolution - Stop Shaving with Soap & Water



Tired of making New Year's Resolutions that you cannot live up to? This year, try a pampering beauty resolution that will stick and pledge to stop shaving with soap and water!

Minus the razor burn and nicks, shaving with soap and water alone wreaks havoc on your skin, leaving it dull and lifeless. Ensuring that you keep to your commitment (and attain radiant, smooth skin in the process), eos Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream offers a rich cream formula that is nourishing and protective so women can now, even shave dry! Better yet, this multi-tasking product allows you to skip yet another step and eliminate a post-shave moisturizer, due to its unique blend of natural, hydrating ingredients like aloe, oat, shea butter and antioxidant vitamins C and E.

So eliminate 2 steps, save 5 minutes and purchase eos Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream for $4.99 (sold at select Target stores and Drugstore.com) and you are on your way to indulgence. Resolving to pamper yourself is the least you can do to go into this uncertain New Year with confidence… and sexy, smooth legs.

Scents Available: Island Blue, Pomegranate Raspberry and Vanilla Bliss

Britney Spears “Womanizer” Waves



Britney Spears newly released single, “Womanizer.” just made history with a whopping 286,000 web downloads within just one week of its release. Britney’s new song releases always set the trend for the latest in hair styles and hair colors. Britney Spears new look in this highly viewed video; will soon be requested by her fans and admirers in thousands of hair salons across this nation and overseas.

Britney Spears “Womanizer” hairstyle, that you see her wearing in her recent video, is her medium hairstyle lengthened with hair extensions. Her own hair of long tresses, that she buzzed off about a year or so ago, has finally grown to shoulder length now. Her long hair look in the above photo is broken up with an equally long choppy fringe, and uneven layers to frame the face and give texture throughout. The rocker-vibe straight hair style in the video was created by flat-ironing this hair style. This look on the cover above was created by using a wave technique using a flat iron as well.

Review: Dr. Hauschka Lip Care Stick

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care products are all certified natural by the BDIH of Germany, meeting and exceeding their strict guidelines. The ingredients are all Biodynamic®, organic or ethically wild-harvested. The products contain no petrochemicals, paraffin, parabens, silicone, synthetic fragrances or colors, and are free of ethoxylated ingredients, GMOs and artificial preservatives.

Insiders Picks Jenna Phillips, personal trainer, shares her daily makeup essentials in Lucky magazine, Dec 07. An on-set staple in almost every major movie and TV hit from Dreamgirls to Grey’s Anatomy, Dr.Hauschka has many celebrity devotees and has captured prizes from beauty editors and for graphic design.



Five plant waxes seal in moisture and protect even the most sensitive lips while providing a soft, silky shine. Unlike conventional lip treatments, these gentle ingredients promote healthy lips without causing dependency.

Review: This is one the best lip treatments I've tried so far. I can see why this is one of Dr. Hauschka bestsellers! This "chapstick" ($12.95 at Beautorium) is the perfect remedy for chapped or dry lips. It keeps my lips moist throughout the day without having to re-apply that much. I also use a tad on my toddler's lips since his lips are usually chapped and he likes to pick at his lips. This is one product that does the trick - it doesn't only treat, but it also help prevents chapped lips! So now I don't have to worry about him picking at his lips and causing an unsightly mess.

Review: Jurlique Biodynamic Beauty Eye Cream

The Jurlique Biodynamic Beauty Eye Cream ($45) is a high-performance, deeply hydrating cream, made with the most efficacious natural actives, providing immediate and long-term improvements to the skin around the eye area. Rich in the living energy of Euphrasia and Arnica, this intensely moisturising eye cream helps reenergise tired-looking eyes. Eyes appear brighter as dark circles begin to fade and puffiness is reduced. Lines and wrinkles are softened for a smoother eye contour. Ophthalmologist-tested.

Jurlique's proprietary Biodynamic Blend features euphrasia, arnica, spilanthes and daisy to help fade dark circles and brighten skin for increased radiance. Additional botanical ingredients in the Eye Cream are beech tree buds, blue algae and hibiscus, which help firm the skin and soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Free of parabens, mineral oils, propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfate, synthetic emulsifiers, artificial colors and fragrances.



Review:
There is no question that this is the best eye cream I've tried so far, but this is should'nt come as a surprise since Jurlique is a long time love of mine. This eye cream helped smooth and hydrate around my eye area while masterfully helping my dark circles pull a disappearing act - within a few days! I normally don't get dark circles, but the past couple of months I've been a bit sleep deprived due to my job since this is the busiest time for me around this year. This product is non-irritating - that is an A+ for me since I get apprehensive when I apply anything around my eyes. I have to be careful since my eyes are sensitive and react to the products that I use around them. Since this eye cream comes in a small tube - a little dab goes a long way! I highly recommend this product if you're looking for a great eye cream. The fact that it is organic makes it so much better!

Review: Oeco Acne System

The Oeco™ system ($18.95) is different from other products because it is as organic and eco-friendly as possible while still delivering effective results for clear, beautiful, healthy-looking skin.

Only the Oeco™ acne treatment system has exclusive OrganiClear™ formula — certified organic extracts and essential oils.

Their OrganiClear™ ingredients boost the effectiveness of our leading acne medicines, while safeguarding you from the dryness, redness, or irritation common with other treatments.

The result — clear, beautiful, healthy-looking skin, organically.

All 3 products contain their exclusive OrganiClear™ formula containing organic ingredients and organic essential oils, Australian Myrtle and Sandalwood, all together in a unique formulation that boosts the effectiveness of their acne medicines while safeguarding you from dryness, redness, and irritation.



Review:
There are so many anti acne treatments that it isn't funny, but most of them don't work. However, I'm not kidding you that this is the best acne treatment I have EVER used! I can hardly believe how affordable this is. I honestly didn't think this treatment would work despite the testimonials on the site. I used the products for over a month, and my face has been practically flawless. I broke out when I first started using this, but I was told to expect this since this is the system's way of purging bacteria that lurks underneath your skin. I almost stopped using it, because I broke out really bad! I was also told to expect dryness, but I didn't experience that. The blemishes went away after a couple days and I continued using it without a problem. I still have some of the Acne Treatment (the one in the green and white tube) left and I've been using it along with the Belli Acne Clearing Facial Wash ($22) without any problems. I say this since the other product I just mentioned did cause skin problems before. I say ditch your Proactiv and go for this!

The product in this review was provided to the reviewer for the purpose of writing a review. This in no way effects the quality of the review provided. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly that of the reviewer. All reviews provided here are the work of the reviewer and remain completely unbiased.

Review: 100% Pure Dark Chocolate Mocha Shower Gel

“ As much as 60% of topical skin-care products are absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream.” Say Dr. Nancy Lonsdrof, M.D. an lowa-based physician. “They should be consumed with the same prudence that we use to choose our breakfast cereal.” – April 2006 issue of Womans Health Magazine. There are many toxic chemicals in cosmetic products that have been clinically proven to cause cancer, tumors, irritation and many different skin disorders. 100% products are truly 100% Pure-no synthetic chemicals, chemical preservatives, artificial fragrances, artificial colors, harsh detergents or any other unhealthy toxins.

Animal fat has been used in soaps and lotions (pore clogging) for a very long time. Over 90% of every foaming product on the market is made from animal fat. Recently, there has been a huge increase in the amount of animal and even human ingredients in cosmetics. Human and animal peptides, placenta, umbilical, and numerous of other unworthy ingredients are being used in many cosmetic products. There are concerns of using human ingredients because there have been instances of viral diseases such as HIV being transmitted. There are also concerns of using animal ingredients because there have been instances of transmission of bovine (mad cow) diseases . 100% pure products are all vegan (except when there is honey in the formula, then it’s vegetarian).



Delicious and richly foaming 100% Pure Dark Chocolate Mocha Shower Gel ($15) is made with antioxidant rich dark Belgian chocolate and invigorating organic Hawaiian Kona coffee. This decadent, sweet foaming elixir is also made with Lavender Honey, Kukui Nut oil, vitamins, and antioxidants to hydrate, soften, and nourish.

Review: I'm not a chocolate lover. So this is the closest thing to chocolate I can tolerate foodie wise. Honestly, this product smells so good that it is almost good to sip. Judging by the bottle, someone could mistake this as chocolate sauce without reading the label. It looks and feels like, because it is very syrupy-like. I was'nt expecting this body wash to lather well. I was caught by a good surprise! It not only smells good and lathers well (without any cleansing agents), but it also cleanses the skin without making it dry afterwards. Sadly, the scent does'nt linger on after showering with this. However, this is the case with most body washes. I highly recommend this product. This would make a wonderful gift. It is also a great way to get your daily chocolate fix without the calories. Plus, the price is'nt that bad either. Some of the other scents that this body wash comes in are low as $12 (a few dollars cheaper). It might be expensive compared to drugstore brands, but I feel like this very much worth it if you're aiming for natural or organic.

This body wash also comes in other delectable "flavors": Honey Pear, Lavender, Fuji Apple, Organic Vanilla Bean, Fresh Squeezed Blood Orange Juicy, Fresh Squeezed Lemonade Juicy, Fresh Squeezed Lime Juicy, Tangerine, Strawberry Lemonade, Pink Grapefruit, White Chocolate, Nectarine, Juicy Pineapple, Honey Almond Milk, Virgin Coconut, Organic Peach, Blueberry or Organic Mango