Archive | September, 2009

Eight Hour Cream Goes Vintage

30 Sep

Eight Hour Cream is a cult beauty product created in 1930 by Elizabeth Arden to soothe, restore, and calm chapped, dry skin. With key ingredients like petrolaturm (one of the original beta-hydroxys) and Vitamin E, the legendary cream was so effective Miss Arden even applied it to her thoroughbred horses’ legs.

Today, this skincare classic is still a popular choice for moisturizing dry skin and providing anti-inflammatory benefits. But now you can enjoy the award-winning formula in a lip protectant stick encased in a limited edition vintage 1960’s lipstick holder. With a light, yet super-emollient formula, the lip balm also protects against sun damage with an SPF 15 sunscreen.

Perfect for chapped and cracked lips, take this stylish lip protectant along with you and your lips will feel soft, supple, and ready for the swinging 60s.

Fans of the 80’s can also get an Eight Hour Cream Vintage 1980’s Lip Protectant Stick reminiscent of the early Madonna days.

What to Wear Inside Your Boots

29 Sep cushions help prevent blisters

Now that it’s boot season, your feet are about to take a beating as you stomp around in the snow. Help is on the way with Foot Petals’ line of foot care and comfort products.

Heavenly Heelz are multi-functional cushions that make the transition from summer flip flops to winter boots super easy. Not only do they protect against heel blisters, you can also insert Heavenly Heelz in the inside top of your boot to ease friction or help with sizing.

Made of Poron, a light but dense foam fabric, Heavenly Heelz provide all day comfort while keeping your boots in place. Just place the sticky side of the cushion in an uncomfortable area, and your boots are made for walking.

Available in black, rose, buttercup, and silver rose, Heavenly Heelz will have you stepping out in style whether you’re wearing Prada slouch ankle boots or Nine West thigh highs with a laced tassel design.

Live Rich Tips: #11 Smoother Skin with Avocados

28 Sep

PennyUse Avocado Oil as a Moisturizer

A favorite of celebrity facialists, avocado oil is a secret weapon that helps to reduce skin inflammation and hydrate skin.

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Canada’s Controversial Breast Cancer Ad

26 Sep

A new fundraiser ad for a Canadian breast cancer charity, Rethink Breast Cancer, is causing controversy but may lead to more discussion about the disease.

The ad campaign called “Save the Boobs” shows up-close shots of a woman in a bikini as passerbys stare. The tagline reads: “You know you like them. Now it’s time to save the boobs. Booby Ball October 2nd.”

One website showing the ad has had almost half-a-million hits, but some people are criticizing the ad as being too racy. The woman in the ad is Aliya-Jasmine Sovani, who conceived, wrote, and helped to produce it entirely with volunteers. The MTV Canada host says she has nothing to apologize for and, as more people talk about breast cancer, good or bad, at least they’re talking about it.

Click here to watch the ad (note that a YouTube warning is displayed indicating that content may be inappropriate for some users).

Find out here how you can help Rethink Breast Cancer.

Don’t Lash out at Your Mascara

26 Sep;jsessionid=LAQZVEYGWURIWCV0KRRQQAQ?id=P235411&categoryId=C15941#moreInfoBreakthrough Lash Lengthener

Are you tired of clumpy lashes and middle of the day rings around the eyes? It could be time to try another kind of eyelash product. How about a conditioning boost for your lashes that increases them to twice their original size?


Cargo Cosmetics recently unveiled LashActivator™, a nourishing combination of ingredients that promises to visibly increase the appearance of lash length and fullness in just 30 days.

Sound too good to be true? Many lash lusting ladies swear by the formula that contains marine algae extracts to increase lash density and citrus-derived flavonoid to promote micro-circulation for optimal growth. Peptide-Biotin complex also delays lash loss.

With deep black pigmentation, you can wear the primer as a mascara if you’re looking for a more natural look. For glossy rich coverage, apply LashActivator before using your favorite mascara (be sure to let it dry well) and wait for the magic to happen.

Camouflage Your Skin Imperfections

25 Sep

Here’s your best weapon for covering up nasty red spots and other skin imperfections.

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage is a two-shade system with one shade to match your skin’s depth of color and one to match your skin’s undertone. With two shades that you can custom blend, you’ll be able to cover up just about everything from acne to red spots to dark circles.

The best way to apply this color is with a thin concealer brush using a warming technique to start.

After applying foundation, use the brush to place a generous amount of concealer on the top of your hand. Then, move the brush back and forth until the concealer is a creamy texture. Mix the two shades together until you get the perfect shade.

After application, pat the concealer with your fingertips and set with a translucent powder, if desired.

With the concealer’s dual shade system, you’ll be able adjust your coverage all year round to suit your changing complexion. Even better, Secret Camouflage contains aloe to soothe irritated and sensitive skin.

Organic Makeup Remover for Sensitive Eyes

24 Sep Organic Ingredients

You may have already tried organic foundation or lip gloss, but what about organic products for removing makeup? If you have sensitive eyes or skin, it’s worth looking into 100% natural origin for removing makeup. Organic products are free of harsh chemicals, which means fewer ingredients that may cause irritation.

Physician’s Formula Organic Wear® is the first organic line of makeup in the U.S. to be certified by ECOCERT®, an international certification organization that guarantees the genuine practice of environmental respect throughout product formulation and manufacturing. In addition to a full line of cosmetics, Physician’s Formula Organic Wear has several choices for removing makeup, depending on whether you prefer pads, towelettes, liquid, or lotion.

Organic Wear Natural Origin Eye Makeup Remover Pads are the perfect choice for wiping away dark mascara and shadow without a lot of effort. Formulated with organic cucumber extract to soothe the eye area and OrganiSoy® to moisturize and help nourish lashes, the gentle formula easily removes makeup without oily residue.

To use the pads, just press the pad lightly over closed eyelids and lashes to gently melt away unwanted elements for your eyes and the environment.

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Marc Jacobs Lola Eau De Parfum

23 Sep

Sophisticated Floral Fragrance

If you’re in love with this season’s hot colors, you’ll definitely want to check out Marc Jacobs latest fragrance, Lola. The bottle features a layered flower on the lid, inspired by the designer’s fashion collection, with purple and red petals entwined with a green leaf.

The scent of this feminine fragrance opens with pink peppercorn, pear, and ruby red grapefruit. Layers of vanilla and creamy musk complete the long lasting scent.

Although the name Lola in Spanish means little woman, you’ll make a big statement wearing this modern and inviting fragrance.