LUSH Sweet Japanese Girl Cleanser ($10.25 for 1.2 oz.) is quite possibly my favorite LUSH product of all-time. It’s a “facial massage and exfoliation bar.” I don’t really say it’s a massage bar (though you could, since it’s grooved), but I love it for how it hydrates skin with a buttery goodness feel while gently exfoliating. I prefer to use mine at the end of my shower, so my skin is warmed from the hot water; this product just melts into the skin. I rinse with splashes of warm water, then gently dab my face dry at the end. My face feels moisturized and so, so smooth. Just ridiculously silky soft!
Ingredient List: Fair Trade Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii), Palm Kernel Oil (Hydrogenated palm), Ground Almonds (Prunus dulcis), Ground Aduki Beans (Phaseolus), Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera), Lemon Oil (Citrus limonum), Juniperberry Oil (Juniperus communis), Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia), *Citral, *Limonene, Perfume,.
Carol’s Daughter is doing this cool gift exchange this holiday season. If you’ve received a gift you just absolutely hate, they’re offering you a chance to exchange their new and unused beauty gifts for something from them.
Here are the details:
The first 100 guests to bring their unused drugstore beauty and personal care gifts (up to a $40.00 value) to any of the seven Carol’s Daughter stand-alone stores on Friday December 26th can swap their unwanted gift and go home with a brand new like Carol’s Daughter present!
Customers that bring in a gift set with a value of under $25 can swap for a Bath Bomb, Lip Butter, or Candy Paint. Customers who come in with a gift set over $25 can swap for a Bath Bomb, Bar Soap, or Shea Soufflé
Customers who bring in a Hair item can swap for any 4 oz. Hair Milk, Healthy Hair Butter or Lisa’s Hair Elixer
Customers who bring in a Fragrance can swap for any EDT or Atomizer
Customers who bring in a Body Care item can swap for any Bar Soaps, 4 oz. Shea Soufflés or any Body Scrub.
Customers who bring in a facial skincare item can swap for any available Toner or Candy Paint (excluding Purple Reign)
Customers who come with invalid options will be extended the 20% off friends/family coupon (one time only coupon that expires 1/31/09 valid in CD Homes only) or a gift from Lisa Price: Carol’s Daughter Wet Natural Shine for Lips.
Tis the season to give and receive – but Carol’s Daughter is making your holiday extra special by allowing you to make sure you get the gift you want. Hate the smell of the fragrance Aunt Joyce gave you? Is that skincare set Santa dropped by the fireplace falling flat? Swap your unwanted, unused beauty gift at Carol’s Daughter for the holiday gift you can really be thankful for. While you enjoy beauty by nature, your donated good will be wrapped and sent to a charitable cause benefiting women across the nation. All products are part of the Boxing Day celebration and will be donated to the Lupus Foundation of America.
Carol’s Daughter Store Locations:
- Flagship Store – Harlem, NY
- Roosevelt Field Mall – Garden City, NY
- Heritage Store – Brooklyn, NY
- Brooklyn Atlantic Terminal – Brooklyn, NY
- Westfield Fox Hills Mall – Culver City, CA
- Westfield Wheaton Mall – Wheaton, MD
- Newport Centre Mall – Jersey City, NJ
YSL’s Spring 2009 Collection
GLOSS PUR / Pure Lip Gloss ($29.00)
- N 1 Pure Nude
- N 2 Pure Rose
- N 3 Pure Coral
- N 4 Pure Raspberry
- N 5 Pure Fuchsia
- N 6 Pure Plum
NEW LIMITED EDITIONS
- PALETTE D’ARTISTE / Collector Powder For The Complexion ($62.00)
- PALETTE D’ARTISTE / Collector Powder For The Eyes ($62.00)
BLUSH VARIATION / Variation Blush ($44.00)
OMBRES DUOLUMIÈRES / Eye Shadow Duo ($41.00)
- N 17 Ivory Beige / Deep Black
- N 19 Oatmeal / Petroleum Blue
EVERLONG MASCARA / Lengthening Mascara ($28.50)
EASY LINER FOR EYES / Eyeliner Automatique ($33.00)
- N 2 Easy Brown
- N 3 Easy Blue
FARD À LÈVRES ROUGE PUR / Pure Lipstick ($30.00)
- N 143 Blazing Red
- N 144 Silky Apricot
- N 145 Paradise Pink
- N 146 Romantic Pink
- N 147 Hazelnut
- N 148 Tea Rose
NAIL TOUCH / Nail Lacquer Brush Pen ($26.00)
- N 5 Tender Pink Touch
- N 6 Coral Touch
On-Counter: February 2009
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Anastasia Highlighting Brow Kit ($32.00) is a totally new product to get 2009 started off on the right brow, err, I mean foot! The kit consists of a tri-colored baked brow powder as well as a tri-colored baked highlighting powder. The trios are terracotta baked and can be used wet OR dry–using it wet won’t ruin the product like it often does for regular powder products. What’s fun is you can also use these wet for eyeliner in a pinch! Both trios come housed in a sleek silver compact that’s lightweight and small enough to keep in your purse. I found using a stiff angled brush was ideal for getting my brows defined to my specifications, and then any eyeshadow brush works well to highlight just under and above the brow to better accentuate the brow’s shape.
This lovely brow kit doesn’t release until January 29th, 2009 — BUT you can win one of your very own right here at the blog!
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But maybe you want to take a peek inside, first?! Continue reading →
MAC Cosmetics Chill Collection is available for sale online! Which means it’ll hit stores this Thursday! What are you getting?
Laura Mercier’s Eye Colour Quad in Tuxedo ($38.00) is her latest combination included in the Black Tie Collection, perfect for holiday smoky eyes. The shadows vary between slight shimmer to matte in finish, while the texture is uniformly smooth and silky. You get a bright white, shimmer, silvery white highlighter, deep dark gray, and a shimmery black. I think we both know what to do with this quad–dark, dramatic eyes! Of course, you can go as dramatic as you want; you can apply the shimmery white shade all over your lid for a subtler look, too. I love the gray shade, because it’s not black but it isn’t too light either. Available at Nordstrom.com.
See the inside and swatches! Continue reading →