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Friday, November 13th, 2009

The Best of the Best, Volume #011

Thank goodness it’s Friday, yeah?  This week went by surprisingly slow… but in good way.  Like yesterday, I thought it was Friday, and I was ecstatic when I realized it was Thursday.  I spent the morning doing blog-esque activities, and my tummy is growling like something fierce, so I better toast up a bagel (mmm!) before it turns on me, LOL.

What are your weekend plans? Mine are…

I wish I could say I had TONS OF FUN planned, but no, I don’t.  In fact, I think I have the exact opposite.  I have a 1-unit, 1-day class to attend from 8am to 5pm on Saturday on leadership for b-school.  Zzzz!  On Sunday, I need to try to get my butt into gear and start studying/outlining for my finals in law school.  I really hope your weekend plans are better, so I can live vicariously through you! :)

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Friday, November 13th, 2009

TEI Spa Beauty Devices is on sale at HauteLook!

About the brand:

TEI Spa Beauty Devices are the latest introduction from Pei Eichel, representing the newest technology and next trend in Health & Well Being for Skin. A collection of Hand-Held Devices originally developed for Professional Aestheticians is now available to the consumer.

Improving the efficacy and delivery systems of advanced skin care products, TEI Spa Beauty Devices offer women targeted benefits which range from Skin Detoxification to Smoothing Out Fine Lines & Wrinkles. Whether for maintaining the healthy condition of skin after a visit to the salon, or for experiencing the benefits of a spa facial without the appointment, these devices change the paradigm of how we can personally take control of our own skin care regimen at home.

For decades, women throughout Asia have utilized beauty devices to keep their youthful look and maximize the benefits of their skin care. These tools are as common to Asian women as blow dryers are to Americans. With the introduction of these devices, American women will take at-home beauty care to the next level.

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! :)

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Urban Decay Gravity Lipstick

The Scarlet Season: Urban Decay Gravity Lipstick

Urban Decay Gravity Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a rich, ruby-esque shade of red with maybe a little tinge of raspberry in it. It has a very soft microsparkle of red, but overall, it has a creamy, glossy finish. All of Urban Decay’s lipsticks have a faint sweetened caramel brulee kind of scent, though I don’t find much taste in the lipsticks from my experience. Gravity applies easily and leaves lips hydrated, with the color wearing four to six hours easy. I’d say this is definitely one of my favorite shades I’ve discovered so far during the series.

What about you? Would you wear this red?

The Scarlet Season is a series of posts showcasing and featuring my favorite shades of red lips–from glosses to lipsticks that runs through December 2009. You can sure expect to see a lot of red this holiday season!

See more swatches and comparison photosContinue reading →

Friday, November 13th, 2009

For the holidays, philosophy launched an instant-win game: the gingerbread man.

Everyday is a chance to win something different, with five prizes awarded everyday.

  • November 11th through the 17th: Happy Holidays Gift Set
  • November 18th through the 24th: Cocoa & S’mores Set
  • November 25th through December 1st: The Cookie Exchange Set
  • December 2nd through 8th: Amazing Grace Set
  • December 9th through 17th: Purity Hope Grace Set

And of course, what’s a contest without a grand prize winner? The grand prize winner will receive a year-long philosophy shopping spree of $2,500. You can find out more details here.

To check it out, head on over to play!

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Zoya Ultra Glitter Collection: Nova

Zoya Nova Nail Polish ($7.00 for 0.5 oz.) is one of three shades from Zoya’s Ultra Glitter Winter 2009 Collection. It accompanies Astra (review) and Luna (to be reviewed).

Nova is a warm-toned raspberry pink with a raspberry-colored jelly base and darker, deeper pink glitter mixed in. It’s a pretty shade–much more subtle and darker than Astra, which is more of a bubbly pink in comparison. I’m surprised Zoya launched two pinky shades in a three-bottle collection (I would have expected three entirely separate shades), but it’s a nice shade of pink nonetheless. The glitter distributes fairly evenly even if you don’t wait too long between coats.

Zoya’s formula is one of my favorites, as it’s chip-resistant and gives me week-long wear without worry. I find their Color Lock System to be one of my favorite base/top/drying coat combinations to use for polishes. Their remover is fantastic, and I use it for removing all my glitter polishes without much trouble at all!

If you want to know more about how products are evaluated, read out Rating System FAQ! :)

  • Product: 27/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation: If you love glittery nails, Zoya’s Ultra Glitter Collection may be right up your alley.

Availability: Zoya

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What beauty products are currently on your wish list? What keeps you from caving?

Temptalia's Answer.

Ohh, the new No!No! and Clarisonic’s Opal. I don’t *need* them, so it’s hard to justify them at the moment!

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