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Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

This 4th of July, start the patriotic party in your shower with LUSH! Belt out your own rendition of the Star Spangled Banner, toss in some red, white and blue bubbly (shampoo bars), top it off with a dollop of American Cream (conditioner) and you’ve got yourself a party . . . and hair so shiny it’s sure to set off fireworks!

For all those who will have to hit the friendly skies and/or not-so-friendly roads to reach the party, LUSH’s shampoo bars are perfect for travel. Stored in shampoo bar tins ($2.95) that are made from recycled aluminum, these little wonders make carry-on travel a breeze – no spillage, leaking or bulky bottles to lug around. Because we all know if we are going to be lugging bottles around this 4th of July, we certainly hope they won’t be shampoo bottles!

New ($9.25 for 1.9 oz.)

Add some spice to your life with New solid shampoo. Massage the red lather all over your head and soak in the heat. Cinnamon and clove oils warm and stimulate your scalp and fill your shower with the smell of cinnamon hearts. Great for those suffering from hormonal hair loss as the scalp-stimulating essential oils encourage your follicles to hang on in there. (Vegan!)

Seanik ($9.25 for 1.9 oz.)

Don’t let Seanik’s compact size fool you. This little puck of joy buffs and shines like no liquid can. A couple of swipes worked up into a lather to moisturize the scalp, breathe life into the lifeless, and shine your hair like a champ. Economical and easy to use, Seanik’s citrus and seaweed combo enriches and enlivens while its fragrance entices all who cross your path. (Vegan!)

Ultimate Shine ($9.25 for 1.9 oz.)

A lovely white shampoo bar with gold sparkly bits (not loads, just enough to leave a couple of sparkles in your hair), Ultimate helps hair shine by using spicy elemi and ylang ylang oils to balance your scalp’s oil production. Deliciously sweet violet leaf oil is said to relieve anger and anxiety so you can shine socially too. (Vegan!)

American Cream ($8.75 for 3.3 fl. oz. or $26.65 for 16.9 fl. oz.)

American Cream is a conditioner like no other. With honey and vanilla to soften and fresh strawberries and oranges to add shine, it takes on the toughest tangles and roughest frizz, all the while smelling like a sweet honey milkshake. you’ll catch a whiff every time you turn your head and wonder where that 1950s diner is.

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Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

HauteLook is having a Fusion Beauty sale!

The Fusion Beauty sale is going on now at HauteLook! :) As per usual, products look like they’re around 50% off!

(The link above is an invite-link, which is a referral link. HauteLook has opened up membership, so you are free to sign up on your own, if you wish! :) )

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

The Only In A Woman’s World campaign definitely has a bit of a theme — making your crazy-busy life easier. Why not streamline your beauty routine and still look gorgeous? (At least, when you’re pressed for time and can’t spend a half hour on your makeup!)

At the MTV Movie Awards, Vanessa Hudgens looked head-to-toe gorgeous, and her look was extremely subtle–very natural–very your-skin-but-better kind of a look. Here’s how I would recreate it… Continue reading →

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What’s your favorite mascara right now? What makes it so fantastic?

Temptalia's Answer.

Loving Chanel Exceptionnel, MAC Plushlash, and Lancome Oscillation still!

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Monday, June 15th, 2009

Bobbi Brown Nudes Collection 2009

Bobbi Brown’s newest take on nude makeup—a concept she created. ‘Nude makeup doesn’t mean monochromatic, barely-there makeup. It means makeup that’s right for your skin,’ says Bobbi. Fall’s must-have eye palette takes you effortlessly from day to night with a sophisticated and universally flattering selection of nude shadows in three different textures: soft matte, lightly pearlized and metallic high-shimmer. Three eyeshadow duos come in a customizable 3-Pan Palette, which can also be filled with your choice of any Bobbi Brown eyeshadow or blush shades.

Nude Eye Palette ($60.00)

  • Contains Navajo/Pebble, Chino/Beige Linen Wash and Maple Sugar/Caviar duos, exclusive to this set.

Nude Shimmer Brick ($38.00)

The iconic Shimmer Brick is now available in the perfect everyday shade: Nude. This hand-made brick features five pure pearl pigments—pink, gold, bronze, beige and caramel—designed to be blended together to give all skin tones a soft, lit-from-within glow. Layer over blush as highlighter or use individual shades on lids for a sheer, pearlized look.

Creamy Lip Color ($22.00)

  • Rose Bud
  • Rose Garden
  • Soft Blush
  • Twilight

Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner ($21.00)

  • Caviar Ink

Available: Currently available via Nordstrom.com.

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Monday, June 15th, 2009

Illamasqua Sirens Collection for Spring/Summer 2009

Inspired by the powerful beauty of the Sirens, the captivating, brutal nature of their appeal and the undeniable pull of their decadent existence, Illamasqua has created a new make-up collection designed to glorify the divine being within us all.

The collection provides a cornucopia of sumptuous shades, from shimmering corals and aquamarines, to luscious golds and bronzed metallics. With products to enhance the face, eyes, lips and nails, Sirens lets you indulge your alter ego, and ensures that your summer nights are even hotter than the days.

Sirens 4-Colour Powder Eyeshadow Palette (£29.00)

  • Palette includes Illamasqua Eye Shadow in Spellbound, Morn, Luminescence, Fate.

Bronzing Duo (£18.00)

  • Glint/Writhe
  • Glint/Burnish

Lipstick (£14.00)

  • Fable
  • Resist

Sheer Lipgloss (£12.50)

  • Soul

Liquid Metal (£16.00)

  • Solstice
  • Enrapture

Shimmer Cream (£14.00)

  • Eternal

Fat Pencil (£12.72)

  • Fickle
  • Wilful
  • Perverse

Nail Varnish (£12.50)

  • Lament
  • Muse

False Eyelashes (£11.00)

  • No. 20

Available: Exclusively at Selfridges Oxford Street and Selfridges Manchester Trafford throughout April. Also, online at Illamasqua.com.

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