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Monday, July 13th, 2009


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I love trying out new color combinations, and lately, I’ve been a little stumped when I’ve gone to the “drawing board” aka the mirror/my face. I thought I might try thinking up some combinations in advance so that I’m not staring at myself in the mirror for ten minutes like an idiot, LOL! I thought I’d share four I managed to come up with :)

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Monday, July 13th, 2009

NORDSTROM.com

I know, I know! This sale is HUGE. I’ll definitely to a round-up post at the end with some of my favorites, recommendations, etc. :)

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Monday, July 13th, 2009

NORDSTROM.com

Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale is *right* around the corner!

A few weeks ago, we gave you a hefty list of many of the sale goodies, including GWPs. Now, we’re sharing with you the full details complete with high res imagery. Products available for pre-sale online have been linked to for you, as well! There are so many items available this year, so this post only contains half of the beauty items. A second post will follow with the second half of the beauty items, as well as a post on fragrance exclusives, and another on GWPs specifically. You can also check out the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Preview Catalogicon, too!

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Monday, July 13th, 2009

HauteLook is having a Mario Badescu sale!

The sale is going on now at HauteLook! :) Products are around 20% off this time around, but Mario Badescu is pretty inexpensive anyway.   I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! Mario Badescu.  Every product I’ve tried has been fantastic — they have a lot of great acne treatment products that I still love and use (like their drying mask, drying lotion, cucumber lotion, etc.).  HauteLook is also having a BCBG Maxazria sale today, too, so I am pretty excited for that!

(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! :) )

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Stila Smitten With Kitten Collection for Fall 2009

When Stila introduced the original pearlized Kitten eye shadow in 1997, Stila Girls everywhere scooped up the universally flattering pink champagne shade. And why not? Kitten was and continues to be all about soft playfulness. Well, this kitten has grown up, with three new makeup accessories to keep Stila Girls completely Smitten with Kitten. Introducing the new Smitten with Kitten collection containing a smudge pot, a lip glaze and a black cat smudge pot. Makeup that’s purr-fect for every occasion…

Kitten Smudge Pot ($20.00)

Our proprietary combination of pearls used to create Kitten are blended into a new Smudge Pot resulting in shimmering champagne. Wear it as an eye shadow primer, a shadow, liner or even a cheek and brow bone highlighter. Smudge-proof, water resistant, long-wearing and simply illuminating, day and night.

  • Stila Pro Artist Tip: Use as an eye shadow base primer to help any Stila shadow stay on longer. Dab on cheekbones or brow bone as a highlighter to add a subtly, sexy sheen.

Kitten Lip Glaze ($22.00)

This Kitten is written in the stars with a pouty gloss that shimmers like the finest champagne. Raise a glass to your lips for a sophisticated shine, or touch it over any Stila lipstick for a dazzling effect. Long-lasting, non-sticky formula, enriched with vitamins A, C and E to moisturize and smooth without feathering, is kissably gorgeous.

  • Stila Pro Artist Tip: Apply lightly for a sheer sparkling finish or add a second coat for a more color-intense shine that adds dimension and fullness to lips.

Black Cat Smudge Pot ($20.00)

Forget about the superstition when this black cat crosses your path. Like a little black dress and a flute of champagne, this black gel liner is infused with an unexpected blend of Kitten shimmer and can be used for lining the lashes or blending on the lids. Smudge-resistant, precise, modern and darkly lustrous.

  • Stila Pro Artist Tip: Use brush #28 to apply closely to the lash line and either a brush or finger to buff out color for a thicker look to lashes and a sultry look that lasts as long as you do!

NEW Lip Enamel Luxe Gloss ($22.00)

Stila’s NEW Lip Enamel Luxe Gloss made it’s debut on the fall 09 Fashion Week runways and
quickly became a makeup-artist obsession. Who wouldn’t be completely enamored with the
intense pigment, full coverage, long-wearing gloss that is ultra-shine, all the time? A formula like
no other looks like patent-leather on the lips. This high performance gloss is infused with life’s greatest luxury… happiness. The formula contains rhodiola rosea, a botanical extract known to improve mood, working to optimize serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain. One application and you’ll feel amazing almost instantly! Stila’s Lip Enamel Luxe Gloss puts a smile on your face with stunningly lacquered, boldly beautiful, richly conditioned, luxurious lips. Lip Enamel Luxe Lip Gloss, in six chic shades, also conditions and moisturizes with an exquisite blend of antioxidants, essential oils and phenolic compounds.

  • Joy Deep red
  • Happiness Baby pink
  • Giggle Fuchsia pink
  • Nirvana Beige
  • Euphoria Berry
  • Ecstasy Wine berry

Availability: Smitten With Kitten – August 2009, exclusively at www.stilacosmetics.com. Lip Enamel Luxe Gloss, September 2009 at Sephora and stilacosmetics.com.

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Monday, July 13th, 2009

Choose or Lose

Do you use a toner regularly?

  • Yes -- all of the time! (44%, 477 Votes)
  • Nah, never use it. (30%, 324 Votes)
  • Sometimes I do, but it's not everyday. (26%, 279 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (0%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,088

Feel free to elaborate on your answer in the comment section!