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Sunday, August 17th, 2008

I love Essie polishes! They never disappoint me, because they apply smoothly, and the colors are incredibly rich and pigmented. You really don’t need two coats with this stuff (though I still go for it). I’ve never had problems with this brand chipping, and I manage to get my manicure to last through a week without anything more than tip wear. For fall, they have six colors:

  • Swept Off My Feet: darker watermelony pink
  • Big Spender: raspberry-purple
  • No Boundaries: vampy berry-red
  • Forever Young: clean, deep red
  • Tomboy No More: dark scarlet red
  • Lacy Not Racy: vampy dark red

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Sunday, August 17th, 2008

LUSH is releasing a new product called Emotibombs! It’s a bath bomb for those who don’t have the shower–you get the same aromaatherapy benefits as the bath bomb, without having to fill up your tub (or shower stall). The Emotibombs dissolve slower than the bath bombs, and they have concentrated the essential oils to better suit the shower environment. There are four to choose from!

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Saturday, August 16th, 2008

Vamp or die! Go bold and totally vampy with dark red lips with subtle shimmer and shine.

Add coral for less OTT red! So red is too bold or too much for you? Try getting a shade with a little bit of coral in it, or even topping your go-to red with a coral gloss. It’ll tone down the red a few notches.

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Saturday, August 16th, 2008

Honey Cream Mask | Ideal for dry skin

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • 3 tablespoons Oats
  • 3 Tablespoons Whipping Cream

Directions: Put whipping cream into a bowl and microwave for fifteen seconds on high. Add and stir in honey until smooth. Use a pestle to grind oats, then add to mixture. Stir until you get your desired consistency. Apply the mixture to your face and leave on for 3 to 5 minutes.

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

After we got settled into our hotel yesterday afternoon, I did this bright look. I figured since most of the day was gone, I wouldn’t have to worry about it melting off. I’ll use today to determine just how much makeup I can wear and tolerate with the humidity and high heat!

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Teal pigment (teal base), Gorgeous Gold eyeshadow (green-based gold), Sharp eyeshadow (chartreuse), Gulf Stream eyeshadow (teal), Cool Heat eyeshadow (blue-teal), Ricepaper eyeshadow (soft neutral highlighter), Graphblack technakohl (black), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Suncentered Colour Forms Powder (soft peach)
  • Lips: Cherish lipstick (nude beige), Illicit lipglass (beige)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Sharp = Sour Lemon; Gulf Stream = Shimmermoss; Cool Heat = Electric Eel; Suncentered = Foolish Me; Illicit = C-Thru

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Soft Teal pigment all over the lid as the base with the 249. Apply Gorgeous Gold eyeshadow on inner third of the lid using the 239. Apply Sharp eyeshadow next to Gorgeous Gold with the 239. Deepen outer lid with Gulf Stream eyeshadow with the 239, and then darken the outer lid with Cool Heat eyeshadow. Darken the outer crease using Cool Heat eyeshadow with the 239. Sweep Ricepaper underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Graphblack technakohl on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Suncentered using the 129. Apply Cherish lipstick to lips, and then top with Illicit lipglass for color and shine.

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