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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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3 Reasons to Buy High-End Hair Styling Tools

Posted on 02/08/2012

T3 Featherweight JourneyThere’s nothing wrong with being a budget-smart fashionista. It’s a good move to pinch your pennies, but sometimes holding onto them can do more harm than good. When you’re hunting for a new styling tool, it’s tempting to buy a less expensive model than pay an arm and a leg for the high-end version. But sometimes you have to spare no expense when it comes to maintaining the health of your hair.

Not sure why high-end styling tools (such as the high-tech hair dryers and flat irons by T3) cost so much more than their cheaper counterparts? For starters, they offer several practical benefits:

1. Even heat distribution.

High-end styling tools like the SinglePass straightening iron use ceramic plates with special technologies, like Tourmaline. Less expensive styling tools usually only use ceramic-coated plates. (Fail.) Ceramic can withstand high temperatures, and the plates are excellent at distributing the heat evenly, which helps seal hair cuticles better. (Win!) Plus, the negative ions in high-end styling tools by T3 and other manufacturers keep your hair from looking like the F-word (frizzy).

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Mason Pearson Popular Mix Brush Seen In In Style!

Posted on 02/09/2012

If you're like me and using the same brush (Garnier) since high school, (clearly you can see hair brushes is not where I invest my beauty cash flow), then might I suggest a brand that has a huge following, Mason Pearson. This brand dates back to 1920 and is still going strong thanks to their exquisite design of handmade brushes that won't pull or damage the hair shaft. It was recently featured in March's In Style magazine as part of a series of hair products to get full and bouncy hair as seen on the runway models at the Versace show.

The Popular Mix Brush and Tail Comb was used in Step 3 of the look to brush through curls and tease the crown to create that full sexy-bombshell hair the Versace woman is so known for. No Mason Pearson brush will stear you wrong and they have a large assortment of different size brushes that all have a cushion made of natural rubber that allow the bristles to conform to the shape of the head and the premium boar bristles creates circulation of blood to the hair follicles which polishes the cuticle and results in increased shine! If you're staring in horror like I was at my old brush, then perhaps it's time to invest in a brand that will remain timeless and always get the job done!

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Kinara's Dry Skin Toner in In Style!

Posted on 02/09/2012

Hollywood "It Girl" Emily Blunt is known for her style sense but after seeing her must have beauty products in March's In Style magazine I have to admit her beauty style is right on the mark as well. Her hair and makeup always looks right on the mark, continually classic with that timeless attention to detail that many Brits have. Cheers to her I say! Emily swears by Kinara's Dry Skin Toner and states it's actually, "The one product I truly can't live without. It has glycerin in it, so it keeps my skin ultra moisturized. It's a godsend!"

Kinara Skincare is known for products that deliver immediate and long lasting results that you can maintain in your own home. Kinara's Red Carpet Facial Kit has been one of their most popular sellers because of it's 3 step process to give you exfoliated and brightened, celebrity worthy skin!

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Vapour Organic Beauty's Elixir Plumping Lip Gloss

Posted on 02/09/2012

If you're a lipgloss collector then you'll appreciate the latest edition of People's Style Watch where they break down the Best 10 Lip Glosses on the market today. Whether you're all about volume, shine, or richness of color, you'll certainly find a winner amongst them. Our favorite one featured? Vapour Organic Beauty's Elixir Lip Plumping Gloss in Bitten of course! Vapour is our go-to makeup line for people who want beautiful makeup but also live an eco-conscious lifestyle. Vapour Organic Beauty's packaging consists of 100% recyclable materials and ingredients are made entirely of certified organic plants. Their Elixir Lip Pluming Gloss contains organic plumping liposomes that will have you feel like Angelina Jolie in no time....well I can't guarantee Angeline-esque lips but you'll definitely be on the way there. If Bitten's not your cup of tea then there are plenty more gorgeous shades to choose from!

  

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Tokyo Milk Dark Fate & Fortune Collection

Posted on 02/09/2012

We love Tokyo Milk Dark for their signature scents, gorgeous packaging and cute names so we thought it was only befitting to let you know about their latest addition, the Fate & Fortune Collection. My personal favorite are the new fragrances in a rollerball form that are also encased in a glass tube a la your dad's cigar collection. These will look really cute on your dresser if you'd like to keep the perfume in there but be careful it doesn't tip over! This range is a botanical bliss of six different fragrances that also carry through in Body Butter Souffles and with names like Wisdom, Destiny, Chance and more. The stand out fragrance of the collection for me is Yesterday that has aromas of asuka rose, linden, ginger root and aged wood!

Rollerball Parfum - Yesterday No. 21    Body Butter Souffle - Destiny No. 79
 

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