Five New Ways to Use Highlighter

30 Jun


Are you in a highlighting rut? Are you only applying highlighter to the top of your cheekbones? Highlighters can do magic if you apply them in the right area. Here are some out of the box ways to apply your favorite highlighter.

1. Arch Accelerator

You may already be aware that applying highlighter to your brow bone accentuates your arch of your brow. But, don’t forget to apply highlighter above the eyebrows as well for an instant brow lift.

2. Lower Lip Lifter

Plump lips in a more natural way by applying highlighter just below the middle of your lower lip. This will give your lips a lift and make them look fuller.

3. Nose Fixer

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New Sonic Cleansing Tool With Silicone Brush Design

29 Sep

LUNA mini

Just when I was thinking about picking up a Clarisonic , there’s a new facial cleansing device on the scene to complicate matters.

The LUNA™ mini from FOREO is a facial brush with 1,300 nonabrasive silicone touch-points that provide deep and gentle cleansing using sonic technology (up to 8,000 pulsations per minute).

Suitable for all skin types, the thicker touch-points on the reverse side are designed to deeply cleanse oilier skin, while the thinner touch-points gently channel pulsations and are best for sensitive or dry skin.

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Joe Fresh Goes Luxe

24 Sep

Joe Fresh Luxe Fashions

Hey, grocery shoppers! If you’re checking out the latest Joe Fresh fashions while  picking up some goodies at Superstore or Loblaws, don’t forget to take a look at some style essentials in luxurious fabrics.

Joe Fresh is now offering a variety of tops and accessories in cashmere, silk, mohair, merino  wool, and other luxe essentials.
Here are some of the latest in Joe Fresh upscale offerings:

1. Cashmere Varsity Sweater

This luxe crew neck 100% cashmere sweater comes in light grey mix or navy.

2. Mohair Cable Knit Cardigan

This cable knit cardigan with fabric covered buttons comes in updated colors like pink, bright red, and camel that look great with skinny jeans and heels.
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Hard Candy Ginormous Lash Mascara Infused with Growth Serum

22 Sep

Hard Candy Ginormous Lash Mascara + Lash Boosting Serum

You can never have too much mascara, so I had try Hard Candy Ginormous Lash Mascara with volume and boosting serum after scoping it out at Walmart recently. After all, how can you say no to 200% thicker lashes.

So far, I’m loving the lightweight wand with thick bristles that lets you fluidly coat and darken lashes. If you’re looking at building volume and curl, this mascara in Carbon Black actually does the job.

The growth serum claims to promote long-term lash growth, strength, and vitality. With regular use, Hard Candy claims that your lashes will appear longer, fuller, and stronger with regular use. You got me at “longer.”

Swirl Your Way to Perfect Fall Skin: Stila One Step Correct

15 Sep

Stila One Step Correct

The summer weather is a mixed blessing for your skin. On the one hand, you usually end up with a bit of color. On the other hand, once the summer ends, you may be left with a dull complexion or sun spots.

I may be a little late to the party but I just discovered Stila One Step Correct: an innovative, triple-function serum that instantly color-corrects, brightens, and covers skin imperfections.

Once you try this primer, color-corrector, brightener and anti-aging skincare serum, you’ll find it can do just about anything:

  • Make imperfections disappear
  • Reduce fine lines, pores, and pigmentation
  • Hydrate and improve skin texture

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MAC Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection

8 Sep


Wow, time flies! Remember, the Rocky Horror Picture Show (who could ever forget it). Well, this year marks the 40th anniversary of the legendary musical comedy horror film.

To celebrate the occasion, MAC is launching MAC Rocky Horror Picture Show. The goodies in this MAC collaboration are great keepsakes whether you’re a hardcore fan or like your makeup loud and shiny.

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Get Your NFL Game Face On with CoverGirl

7 Sep

NFL Game Face Makeup

Who says you can’t be girly and love the NFL?

Just in time for opening day of the NFL 2014 season, CoverGirl has all the details to create an official game face and “fanicure” for your favorite team. Genius!

I have a soft spot for Da Bears since quarterback whisperer, Marc Trestman (formerly with the Canadian Football League Montreal Alouettes), now coaches the team.

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Nude Velvety Lip Creams: NYX Simply Nude Lip Collection

1 Sep

NYX Simply Nude

News flash! Nude lips are a big makeup trend this fall season. So now couldn’t be a better time to explore a new nude lip collection.

If you’ve never tried a product from NYX Cosmetics, here’s your chance and you won’t be disappointed.

The Simply Nude Lip collection includes six moisturizing lip pencils in every shade of the nude rainbow from pink to deep beige.

The six shades are:

  • Peaches (nude peach)
  • Exposed (reddish brown)
  • Disrobed (pink brown)
  • Fairest (pink beige)
  • Honey (nude beige)
  • Sable (deep brown with pink undertone)

Wear these shades with a smoky eye or a natural look and you’re good to go!

[Image via NYX Cosmetics]

Concealer with Anti-Aging Benefits: L’Oréal Visible Lift Blur Concealer

28 Aug

L'Oreal Visible Lift Blur Concealer

Heading back to school or work next week? If you’ve been skimping on sleep, a change in schedule may show up under your eyes.

L’Oreal’s Visible Lift Blur Concealer may be your new best friend as you transition to the fall season.

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Two New Studio Sculpt Products from MAC

25 Aug

MAC Studio Sculpt

If you’re a fan of MAC’s Studio Sculpt line, get ready for two new additions that feature innovative formulas for your face and eyes.

Studio Sculpt Defining Powder provides sheer coverage without looking powdery or cakey. It corrects uneven tones and leaves skin smooth and sculpted.

The powder comes in a wide range of shades:

  • Light
  • Light Plus
  • Medium
  • Medium Plus
  • Medium Dark
  • Medium Deep
  • Dark
  • Dark Deep

Studio Sculpt Superblack Lash with its innovative brush design is now available in a deep, rich shade of carbon black.

Both of these MAC Studio Sculpt products are available online August 28, 2014 and in stores September 4, 2014 through October 30, 2014.

Turn Back the Hands of Time: Anti-Aging Hand Chemistry

20 Aug


According to WebMD, hands are susceptible to the first signs of aging and very often age faster than your face.

Now, there are a lot of hand creams on the beauty counters at your drugstore but most just address lack of hydration.

If you’re serious about taking care of your hands, Hand Chemistry is a concentrated multifunctional hand cream that targets the multiple signs of hand aging.

With an intense active complex containing copper peptide, Hand Chemistry helps to visibly improve firmness, elasticity, density, evenness, brightness, texture, smoothness, and hydration. What else can you ask for in a hand cream?

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Essie Fall 2014 Nail Collection: Dress to Kilt

18 Aug

Essie Dress to Kilt

Even though the summer is winding down, there’s a good reason to cheer up: new shiny nail collections!

Essie’s latest fall collection, Dress to Kilt, includes brand new fall shades that will help you get into season.

Here are the shades in Essie’s latest collection (from left to right):

  • Shiny Red—Juicy, seductive red.
  • Take it Outside—Punchy, fresh taupe with a whisper of pink.
  • Fall in Line—Silky, jade green.
  • The Perfect Cover Up—Teal weaved with gray undertones.
  • Style Cartel—Inky cobalt blue.
  • Partner in Crime—Rich, dark chocolate with deep mahogany undertones.

The collection is inspired by espionage and the thrill of the chase. These colors are gorgeous so grab them while they last.

[Image via Essie]

Hair Tutorial: Upgrade Pony with Double Wrap Topsy Tail

13 Aug

Hair Tutorial: Pony with The Double Wrap Topsy Tail

Here’s a throwback to the topsy tail that takes an old school ponytail and quickly morphs it into a super trendy look. According to guest contributor Jennie Kay, this pony style works just as well for the office as it does for a day at the pool.

What You Need

  • A hairbrush
  • A comb
  • Two clear hair elastics
  • A few bobby pins
  • Your favorite soft hold aerosol hairspray
  • A smoothing pomade (optional)


Step 1 Using a brush, smooth hair into a ponytail at the mid to bottom of your neck and secure with a small rubber elastic.

Step 2 Take a small section of hair from the ponytail (about 1/2-inch thick) and pull it aside.

Step 3 Wrap that section of hair around the ponytail to camouflage the elastic and secure with a bobby pin. Spritz the hair in the ponytail with an aerosol hairspray (or smoothing pomade) and comb through to smooth the ponytail.

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Christian Louboutin Launches Nail Lacquer

11 Aug


Most of us can’t afford his shoes, but we may be able to pick up a bottle of Christian Louboutin’s new nail collection.

Like all Christian Louboutin creations, Rouge Louboutin is taking nail lacquer to new heights.

The signature color is a classic shade of red, which is vibrant on any skin tone. Of course, the shade is inspired by the iconic sole of every Christian Louboutin shoe.

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Celebrate Stila’s 20th Anniversary with Ice Cream Eye Shadow Trios

6 Aug


Can you believe Stila Cosmetics has been around for 20 years? To celebrate the occasion, Stila recently introduced three eye shadow trios as part of their ice-cream inspired collection.

The pressed eye shadows in the Ice Cream collection come in paper-wrapped compacts designed with Stila’s signature illustrations. Stila’s award-winning formula features rich, smooth color that you can wear wet or dry.

The limited edition eye shadow trios come in three different sets based on everyone’s favorite ice cream flavors:

  • Neapolitan–chocolate brown, toffee taupe, and strawberry pink (my favorite!).
  • Rocky Road–chocolate brown, frosted taupe, and frosted pink beige.
  • Mocha Chip–brown with gold frosty cream, shimmery bronze, and brown with gold.

Enhance Your Eyes from Every Angle: MAC Mineralize Multi-Effect Lash Mascara

4 Aug

MACMAC Mineralize Multi-Effect Lash

The latest member of the MAC Cosmetics mascara family is Mineralize Multi-Effect Lash.

What’s unique about this mascara? It’s the first mascara to contain MAC’s innovative 77-Mineral Complex. This unique combination of minerals includes shea butter, emollients, and conditioning extracts. All of these key ingredients add up to lashes that are soft, flexible, and separated.

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