Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
As you read my blog, you will notice one thing, I am a fanatic for eye patches. Reason being, patches are applied directly to the delicate under eye area delivering the potent and nourishing ingredients directly to the affected area. This spectacular patch reduces all trace of fatigue, wrinkles, circles and puffiness that appear under the eyes. A pleasant and effective, natural and comfortable solution for combating wrinkles, circles and under-eye puffiness with ceramide III, essential oils safflower, avocado and wheat germ. Store patches in its jewel toned case and use it again, up to four times! For a cool summer time under eye pick me up, store patches in the refrigerator and apply anytime eyes feel tired and fatigued. Talika recommends apply a patch, sitting back and relaxing for 30 minutes. How can you argue with such advice?
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
"I have always wanted to capture the magnetism that you feel in the presence of a sensuous woman. To pay tribute to this mysterious allure, I was inspired to create a trilogy of scents." -- Giorgio Armani
It is a rarity for a designer to create a collection of fragrances in which every scent captures my attention. For this collection Giorgio Armani skillfully combines the most exquisite materials from the far reaches of the world to create ultra feminine and extraordinary fragrance experiences. The Onde Trilogy will take you on a seductive journey for the senses.
Onde Mystere is inspired by the Middle East with touches of exotic incense and mesmerizing amber. Musk-amber adds a soft feminine touch. Incense and vanilla absolute gives mystery and richness, while spiced accords completes the story with mystery.
Onde Vertige brings visions of India with a captivating combination of frangipani, liquorice and patchouli. Top notes of frangipani flower intoxicate the senses as jasmine petal adds vibrancy. Middle note of soft black liquorice added to a base note of patchouli blend for a velvety, intense sensation.
Onde Extase takes you on a journey to the Far East with a scent that embodies a woody-powdery experience. Top note of mimosa is illuminated with notes of egyptian jasmine and narcissus absolute to empower an addictive sensuality. Pink pepper and sicilian bergamot enliven the blend, while notes of cedar, musk and sesame absolute complete this entrancing fragrance.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
“From cheeks that blush, just a pinch, to soft rosebud shades and refreshingly fragrant fixes, it's a summer rose romance. Rosy pinks, faithful fuchsias and forget-me-not blues...a limited-edition collection of colours, to pick, peruse and ponder.”-Mac Cosmetics
MAC’s new collection of delicate shades of soft pinks to vivid fuchsias brings romance to summer makeup. Rosy cheeks and soft eyes paired with pale pretty lips for day. Rosy cheeks and vivid pink and fuchsia lips for hot summer nights, MAC brings you both for summer romantic makeup. Available at counters and MAC.com. Ltd Ed.
· -Shadowy Lady(dark veiled plum)
· Creme de Violet(vivid pink-violet with gold shimmer)
· Silverthorn(mid toned gray with silver pearl)
· Et tu, Bouquet?(frosted pale pink)
· Of Summer(frosted light mauve)
· Mutiny(sky blue with gold pearl)
· Circa Plum(frosty mid-toned lavender)
· Odyssey(spiked plum)
· A Rose Romance(mid-toned pink with gold pearl)
· Way to Love(creamy light yellow pink)
· Magnetique(frosted violet fuschia)
· Steal My Heart(sheer bright pink w/multi dimensional pearl)
· Virgin Kiss(sheer pale pink w/multi dimensional pearl)
See Thru Lip Colour
· Secret Crush(sheer red raspberry)
· Tender Tryst(sheer pearly plum)
· Loving Touch(sheer pearly light pink)
· Blush of Youth(clean pink w/ gold pearl)
· Summer Rose(soft violet pink with pearl)
Just a Pinch Gel Blush-Just a Pinch(sheer red pink tint)
Nail Lacquer-Love & Friendship
Finding your perfect bronzer and blush
During the summer months, most of us are using bronzers to give us the sunkissed glow. The one thing I hear many say is that bronzers turn orange on them so they can't use them. And some will tend to turn orange, depending on skin tones and the shades of bronzer used. Another factor is what shade blush you are using with your bronzer. Although peach toned blushes work for most skin tones all year round, when using a bronzer, give a pop of color with a pink toned blush. Often times, the peachy tones will be the reason bronzers turn orange! Most bronzers will come in shades such as fair, medium and dark, and should be matched to skin tones accordingly. Fair skin ones should use light, medium skin tones should use medium and so on. Using one too dark can lead to the muddy look. Finding the right bronzer takes trial and error but just think of the healthy glow that awaits you!
Photo: Bobbi Brown
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Bond No. 9, perfumer to the City of New York, is proud to introduce a new addition to its Bodies by Bond collection, 24/7 New York Liquid Silk. 24/7 New York Liquid Silk compliments the scents in the fragrance collection to provide skin-scenting along with skin pampering. The luxurious Liquid Silk Lotions continues Bond’s tradition of bringing perfume lovers scents of New York City with their new creation. Available in 8 lush body lotions, their program of body smoothers soothe and scent the skin in the city that never sleeps!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Created to bring head to toe glamour, this lightweight, silky powder can be used on arms, legs, décolleté, or anywhere you want to glow. The deluxe oversized compact features three shimmering bars of color to bring light and luminosity to face or body. With shades that perfectly compliment any skin tone, you can add instant light and luminosity or glow with health like you’ve just had a relaxing day at the beach.
When I have a special event coming up or I have been traveling, this masque is a must for my skincare routine. A light overnight treatment that helps skin regain healthy vitality during times of stress, late nights, or long flights. The liquid gel forms a shield over skin creating a micro-climate for recovery and helps skin to regain its resilience and radiance. Formulated with BioGF1K, a patented ginseng complex that delivers the most active compounds of red ginseng to provide protection against free radicals and anti aging. Panax red ginseng is rich in iron, potassium and magnesium for increased skin vitality and radiance. And Bamboo sap, the “divine water” is rich in minerals to stimulate the skin, has amino acids to boost hydration and sacharrides to energize skin cells. Perfect for dry or combination skin as an over night treatment for completely radiant skin in the morning!
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
"The Woman Child."
"Up for an afternoon romp? No game is off limits for this little darling who enjoys tying her willing victims up in her love from their head down to their toes. With a penchant for sweet treats, her insatiable appetite indulges in every pleasure and naughty fantasy.Gourmand Coquin teases with a sprinkling of black peppercorns binding luscious chocolate. A dash of rum, spice and cocoa bean intoxicate the senses and then delights even further
with rose and voluptuous vanilla. -Guerlain"
Guerlains newest Limited Edition Elixir is pure intoxication with gourmand notes of black peppercorns, chocolate, rum, spice, cocoa beans, rose and luscious vanilla. This scent is guaranteed to intoxicate those close to you with the sensual aroma's of vanilla, special touches of exotic spice lingers with cocoa beans, spice and rum. While drifts of black peppercorns and rose add mystery and soft sexiness, many will wonder why they just can’t stay away from you! Available at Guerlain boutiques, Bergorfgoodman and Neiman Marcus for a limited time.
Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long Lasting Liner
Thursday, April 16, 2009
With the economy the way it is, there are so many people out hitting the pavement. The competition is fierce! Looking for a job is not easy these days so how you look and present yourself is important. And that includes your makeup. As stunning as your makeup is, for that interview it has to be fresh, clean, and look polished. A fresh face and luminous glow will take you miles ahead of everyone else. A clean smooth complexion, soft glowing eyes and subtle lips do the trick. Cheeks that are luminous will exert an appearance of health and happiness, and all employers want an employee who is happy and healthy! Shimmer is okay, but keep it low key and localized. You don’t’ want to "spot light" your way into the interview! Potential employers will be picking through stacks of resume’s, don’t’ make yourself “out of sight, out of mind” make them remember you as the polished, put together gal with all of the qualifications!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Following in the footsteps of award winning Luminous Silk Foundation, is Lasting Silk UV Foundation. With an SPF of 20 and high resistance wear, this foundation will hold up to extreme conditions for all day perfection. Its revolutionary water based formulation lends to 14 hour luminous matte coverage without the matte coverage feel. No more worrying if your foundation will hold up during the hot and humid summer months. If this gem can hold up during the extreme back stage conditions, it will hold up for your summer fun and festivities. Soon to hit Giorgio Armani Cosmetic counters.
Perfect your complexion with Beautyblender®
Monday, April 13, 2009
Smokey Eye Tutorial
I love a smoky eye, especially when it is done like this! I have often had this look done by the makeup artists at the Armani counter for special events. It’s really not that hard to do once you know how. For this smoky eye you will need a black kohl pencil, flat black shadow, flat beige or slightly shimmery beige shadow, black curling mascara, smudge brush, blending brush and a sponge tip applicator. When doing a smoky eye, black shadow can fall onto your under eye area or cheeks so lay down a layer off loose powder. This will catch the loose shadow and you can just gently brush it away when you are done.
Start off by applying black kohl eyeliner to inner rim of upper and lower eye lids. Then smudge liner into upper and lower lash lines. Using your sponge applicator smudge the liner on the upper and lower lash line to create a “smoky” look.
Using your sponge tip applicator, retrace the area you just smudged with black shadow. Start out with as little as possible, you can always add more. Trace around your whole eye, concentrating the black on the outer half of the eye. Don’t’ worry about being precise at this point; you will blend it out later.
Next, using your blending brush and the beige shadow, blend the black shadow beginning at the crease. Blend in an arch around the crease of the eye until it looks like the black is darker at the lash line and becomes softer toward the crease. At this point you can determine if you want to add more black to make it more intense. But the key to a good smoky eye is blend, blend, blend. For this look, I often add a bit of dark brown shadow to the crease contour to give it a bit of definition.
After the shadow, curl your lashes and apply several coats of mascara.
To avoid having it look too dark, I prefer using a slightly shimmery shadow as the blending or highlight shade. It adds light and makes it look luminous yet smoky. Once you are done with the eyes, brush away the powder you laid down earlier. That’s it! It takes practice to perfect a good smoky eye, so don’t worry if you don’t get it now. Practice makes perfect!
Photo: Giorgio Armani
You can use any colors to do a smoky eye. Black can be too much for a daytime look or if you just think it’s too dark, try a dark brown instead of black as the smoke color. I’ve done this same look but with a dark brown and it’s looked stunning! For the brown eyed girls, a dark midnight blue makes those eyes pop!
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Age Defying Spa Foundation
The illusion of perfect skin has never been easier than with Revlon’s Age Defying Spa Foundation. With the ease of the all in-one-design, the attached SoftLuxe brush delivers perfection in a flash. Vitamin C fusion delivers radiance to diffuse fine lines and wrinkles, while antioxidants and SPF 18 protect and strengthens skins natural defenses. Stone Therapy minerals helps to energize stressed skin to a bright, radiant and flawless finish. Click, twist and blend your way to skin others will envy! Available in shades of fair to dark there is one for every skintone.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
A pure botanical moisturizing mist that provides an instant and lasting boost of hydration and refreshment for any skin type. This best selling rejuvenating solution is great for adding radiance on the go, at home or on a plane; anywhere and anytime you need an immediate pick-me-up. Free of sulfates, synthetic dyes, petro chemicals or phthalates Moisture Bound Skin Energy Hydration Spray works perfectly as a pre-makeup hydration spray or post make up setting spray. Use it anytime or anywhere, anytime you need a burst of hydration and radiance. I have one in my purse, on my desk, in the car, and if they had a pocket sized one, I‘d have one in the pocket of my jeans too!
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Patiently awaiting the release of the eight new shades of Levres Scintillates will not be easy! Inspiration from the sparkle and shimmer of the constellations bring shades of dark sensual red to soft shimmering pinks that will light up your lips for intense shimmer and shine with the long wear Levres Scintillates Glossimers are famous for. To accompany the eight new shades of gloss are two new shades of Le Vernis nail lacquers. Only question now is…how do you decide on which ones you need? I say we need them all!
- Nebula: pink sparkling with blue, white and violet pearlizers
- Venus: vivid pink with gold and pink mica
- Silex: coral bursting with coppery and rosy reflectors
- Météore: rosy copper
- Cosmos: red-brown sprinkled with gold
- Mica: tender, sweet and opalescent pink
- Mirage: starry dark violet
- Jupiter: red with matching pearlizers
- Cosmic: plum to match the lips
- Mica: a tender rose pink
Collection will be available on April 26, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Lush gives us Vanilla!
· Vanilla Fountain Bath Bomb ($5.95)
· Vanilla Mountain Bath Bomb ($17.95)
· Heavenilly Massage Bar ($9.95)
· Vanilla Deelite Body Lotion ($24.95)
· Vanilla Puff Dusting Powder ($10.95)
· Vanillary Solid Perfume ($11.95)
The collection will be available in stores April 27, 2009. But, rumor has it that the Vanillary Atomizer will also be available sometime in May, before Mothers Day they say!
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
This is one of my favorite collections for the summer season. Eyes are warm and golden, while golden brown tones illuminate the cheeks for a sun-kissed glow. Lips are lit with healthy bare shades of nudes, bronzes and terracotta. The bohemian design on the eye quads and cheek quad add the special touch. It makes you not want to mess up the design, but you must, it will look so much prettier on your skin than in the compact! The Eye Mosaics are based on the design of the best selling shimmer blocs in two collections, Mediterranean Sea with shades of blue or Sahara sun featuring shimmering shades of sand, bronzes and peach. For illuminating the cheeks the glowing Illuminating Moroccan Bronze Powder Quad features four shades of brown, tan and bronze to blend and compliment skin for luminous warmth and subtle glow. Lips are silky and smooth in Sheer Lipstick in Boho Bronze or Spiced. A new shade has been added to the Illuminatting Tinted Moisturizer that is sure to be a best seller for this collection, Golden Radiance. While its long lasting color is power packed with dewey complex, it will keep your skin hydrated and protected for long wear, yet give that much desired Bohemia Glow! Available now at counters, ranging in price from $22-$42.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
We have learned from the New York Post that “when Jill Stuart holds its runway show on Monday at the New York Public Library, there will be a message in the gift bags. The company plans to give out Jill Stuart cosmetics, which are currently sold only in Asia, but are set to be launched in the U.S. in March at Jill Stuart shops.’ Unfortunately it is believed the launch has been postponed slightly but a new release date will come soon.
A U.S. launch has been in the works for many years, and even though it may not be the best time to launch the line, the product itself is doing well, says Mr. Curtis husband of founder Jill Stuart. The initial U.S launch will include 20-30 pieces including eye products, blush compacts, lip glosses and nail products, with pricing from $15 to $50. The products will come in shiny containers adorned with crystals and jewels for the delicate feminine touch. Many are thrilled that this exquisite line has finally reached U.S soil, the lines are already forming!