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Do It Yourself Bridal Makeup

Posted on 01/26/2012

Your wedding will be one of the most memorable moments in your life. From the dress to the decorations everything should be perfect and that includes your makeup. For my wedding five years ago I was so picky about not wanting to look like I had a pancake face that I ended up spending a butt load of money and doing it myself to make sure I looked like a more glamorous version of myself. If you don't plan on having a makeup artist then take a look at my picks below to create a beautiful makeup look for your wedding.

Firstly, the foundation is always one of the most important products as you want a formulation that is light and breathable. I always want my skin to be seen but perfected, not literally camoflaged and suffocating. The perfect foundation for this would be Jemma Kidd's Light As Air Foundation. This ultra-light product will provide a natural foundation for your skin along with a velvet feel and soft focus finish. Your skin will be left matte, without any shine for photos! This was also just featured in GOOP by Gwyneth Paltrow's makeup artist.

Light As Air Foundation SPF 18

I don't always like to use a powder but for photos I think it's important to have just in case the nerves cause you to sweat and have more shine than usual. Paul & Joe's Kitty Matte Pressed Powder goes on effortlessly and feels weightless. Comes with a slightly darker shade for creating contour and a transluscent clear shade for a flawless shine free complexion. This line is also part of the Spring 2012 Meow Collection that is flying off the shelves!

Kitty Matte Pressed Powder - Limited Edition Spring 2012

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Wedding Makeup Ideas in Martha Stewart

Posted on 01/26/2012

Two of our products were just featured in Martha Stewart Weddings Online as part of a series of wedding makeup color combinations. They say you'll never look as beautiful than on your wedding day and we have to give part of that credit over to some amazing makeup brands. Armour Beauty's Opaque Lip Gloss in Ann Margaret was chosen for the finishing touch in Copper Eyes, Dewy Cheeks and Apricot Lips! BECCA Cosmetics Beach Tint in Fig was featured in the Plum Eyes, Rasberry Stained Cheeks and Glossy Lips to create a delicate and romantic flush. This multi-use product will quickly become your best friend when you're in a hurry as it looks great on cheeks, eyes and lips!

 

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TATCHA Blotting Papers

Posted on 01/31/2012

If you suffer from a slight oily shine after a long day of work doesn't mean you have to go straight to your pressed powder. Instead give TATCHA blotting papers a try. It fits so comfortably in your purse you almost wouldn't even know it was there. Tatcha is literally the gold standard when it comes to blotting papers. And why not, they have been the secret beauty weapon of Japanese geisha's for centuries and now can be easily used for women of the modern day. TATCHA Aburatorigami is an incredibly soft, whisper thin and absorbent leaflet designed to remove excess oil and mattify skin. The Gold Flake Blotting Papers are a favorite of Hollywood stylist Rachel Zoe and have recently been featured in a slew of notable magazines such as Marie Claire, Town and Country and Lucky! Simply take one out of it's packet and lightly press onto the areas where you're experiencing. shine. The beauty secret of the Orient is now ours!

       

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Sara Happ Lip Slip Gloss

Posted on 02/02/2012

I'm slightly obsessed with Sara Happ products and am literally dying of excitement when she comes out with a new Lip Scrub flavor. Sara has been listening to her obsessive-compulsive gloss appliers out there and has made her uber popular Lip Slip Balm into a Lip Slip Gloss that comes in a finger-free easy to apply tube. It's the same formulation, rich in nourishing ingredients of Jojoba and Macadamia Nut Oils, but with an added bonus of extra shine! We all like to have the option of a jar or a gloss and now you can collect them both. Keep one on your bed side table and one in your purse so you always have some lip moisture with you at all times.

The Lip Slip Gloss

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Oscar Blandi's Olio di Jasmine Hair Serum

Posted on 02/02/2012

Congratulations to Oscar Blandi and his frizz fighting hair serum Olio di Jasmine for winning New Beauty magazine's Beauty Choice Award for launch of the year in the haircare category. Tens of thousands of products were submitted in hopes of winning this prestigious award and after being rated in numerous categories, Olio di Jasmine took it home. Voted on by New Beauty experts, editors and readers proved that no matter what your background, everybody fell in love with this hair serum. Oscar Blandi's Olio di Jasmine Hair Serum prevents unwanted frizz while giving long lasting shine. Key ingredients of Jasmine and Sweet Almond Oil soothes static and broken ends while leaving a gorgeous glossy shine! Congrats again!

Olio di Jasmine Hair Serum

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The New Black Ombre Nail Lacquers

Posted on 02/07/2012

Ombre, two toned hair is so last summer, going into 2012 it's all about ombre nails. This trend allows you two different options to really make a statement. The first ombre nail look is when the color fades from light to dark on each individual nail. The shades can be from the same color family or totally opposite, the secret is the blend in the middle. The second look is when the color fades from one nail to the next. For this you need five different nail lacquers from the same color family but with different graduated shades from light to dark, you can even throw in a glitter finger for extra show.

Our latest arrival, The New Black, makes creating these looks super easy. Instead of investing your time, energy and money in multiple full size bottles that you're not sure go together you can purchase ready-to-wear ombre nail sets at wallet conscious prices. All of the shades offered are straight of the runways keeping your nails fashion forward at all times. Some of my favorite The New Black ombre nail polish sets are:

Black Ice - Glimmer Twins 2 Piece Set
Black is always cool, especially when you can have sparkly tips. This kit makes it easy to do two graduated shades on each nail.

Black Ice - Glimmer Twins 2-Piece Set

Horizon - Ombre Nail Polish 5 Piece Set
For the other trend, I think this blue inspired set is gorgeous because of it's greyish-blue gradual transition.

Horizon - Ombré Nail Polish 5-Piece Set

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Marula The Leakey Collection's Marula Face Oil!

Posted on 02/07/2012

Face Oil's are the new moisturizers ladies. It's now not only something you adorn your body with to try and get a nice tan but oils are now available that are changing our face's delicate skin for the better. Whether you're using Rodin olio lusso's Luxury Face Oil, Adara's Organic Coconut Oil or Shea Terra's Argan Face Oil all of these product's ingredients are rich in vital nutrients your skin needs needs to replenish and heal itself.

The latest brand to be added to our luxury shelves is Marula The Leakey Collection, which specializes in one key product, Marula Oil. This brand was created after the healing benefits of this oil were seen on cancer patients as well as the lives of women and children in rural East Africa. Marula Oil contains a higher level of antioxidants and Omega 9 than seen in argan or grape seed oil. This means your skin will experience maximum and long lasting moisture and protection against environmental stressors which leads to signs of premature aging. Marula Oil is suitable for all skin types and has a light, non greasy texture that makes using it a dream.

Marula Oil

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Kai's Love Sets for Valentines Day!

Posted on 02/08/2012

If you're stuck on the perfect gift to spoil your loved one this Valentine's Day then much loved fragrance brand Kai has made the decision a whole lot easier with a gorgeous and limited edition Kai Love Set, that includes the brand's perfume oil and nightlight candle for $68. If you can't whisk your Valentine away on a warm weathered vacation then bring the tropics to her with Kai's signature aroma's of jasmine, gardenia, tuberose and lily capturing the essence of Hawaii.

Kai's 'Love' Sets were just featured in People's Style Watch since pop singer Pink recently ordered 35 of them to give her guests at a baby shower she was hosting. In fact, they were such a hit that, "She wanted to lick herself when she wear's it!"  Speaking of mama's, Kai's Love Sets are also the perfect gift for an expectant mother because they're paraben, sulfate and phthalate free! This limited edition gift set won't last long so take it from Pink herself and make sure you smell yummy for Valentine's!

Kai Love Valentine's Day Set

 

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Sarah Horowitz Coconut Milk Perfume Oil

Posted on 02/08/2012

I'm at my desk and seriously going coco for coconuts after smelling Sarah Horowitz's latest creation to hit our shelves, the Coconut Roll On Perfume Oil. I'm super picky about aromas, but I have to admit anything that has a "beachy" inspired fragrance to it is always a winner. If you love the beach and want the essence with you at all times then this will quickly become your latest obsession. Top notes of coconut accented by almond and floral middle notes of orange blossom and gardenia make such an intoxicatingly relaxing mix. Now all that is needed is a pina colada, my man, and a deserted island! Sarah Horowitz Coconut Milk perfume is my personal pick for THE best summer fragrance in 2012. It. Will. Be. Mine.

Coconut Roll On Perfume Oil

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Xen Tan Scent Secure Gold

Posted on 02/08/2012

Not a fan of the aroma of self tanners in general? XEN-TAN has come up with an answer for self tan-orexics such as myself with it's latest addition, Scent Secure Gold. This tinted moisturizer adorned with 24 karat gold leaf will give your skin a sunkissed glow and slight color while eliminating sunnless tanning odor and nourishing your summer skin with oil free hydration. XEN-TAN is one of the leaders in sunless tanning and their Scent Secure Gold will quickly become the perfect companion to enhance your sunless tan and give it the chi-chi 24 karat gold treatment!

Scent Secure Gold

 

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