The Summer Season: MAC Crosswires Lipstick

MAC Crosswires Lipstick ($14.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a lovely shade of coral-pink–it’s not super bright like Vegas Volt, but it’s not so muted that it ends up looking washed out.  It’s easily one of my favorite corals amongst MAC’s permanent line, too.  The cremesheen formula gives Crosswires a soft glistening sheen while still giving a good deal of color coverage on lips.  It’s about as opaque as a lipstick can get on my lips!   It even has this almost-there golden sheen.  It’s very, very subtle, but it’s most noticeable in the sunlight.

The Summer Season is a series of posts featuring bright, vibrant shades of coral, orange, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for a summer of fun — that runs through July 2010.

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Korres #44 Orange Blush

Korres Orange Blush

Korres #44 Orange Blush ($24.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a beautiful shade of rich coral-orange with a soft golden shimmer-sheen.  This is one wickedly pigmented blush, and it’s perfect for a pop of color on the cheeks during the summer.  It’s truly a stunning shade — I see this working better on warmer skin tones, particularly on deeper and tanner skin tones.  The powder is smooth, silky, and it wears well (no issues with surprise! no more blush mid-day).  I love the luminosity this shade of blush lends to cheeks–it’s glowy and healthy and lovely.  I can’t think of a single thing I don’t like about this blush, to be honest!  Korres even gives you plenty o’ product for your buck, too — around 0.05 oz. or so more than your average blusher.

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Recommendation:  If you love coral or orange blushes, I definitely consider this a must-have!

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Win $542 in Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Products!

Win $542 in Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Products!

If you’re in need of a skincare makeover, Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare has generously provided a lovely giveaway basket containing over $500 in products!  You can read more about each individual product here!

  • Alpha Beta® Daily Face Peel 60 Day ($128.00)
  • Hydra-Pure® Vitamin C Serum ($95.00)
  • Hydra-Pure® Antioxidant Firming Serum ($95.00)
  • All-In-One Cleansing Foam ($36.00)
  • Hydra-Pure® Firming Eye Cream ($90.00)
  • Trifix™ Acne Clearing Lotion ($32.00)
  • Powerful Sun Protection SPF 30 Daily Sunscreen Towelettes ($18.00)
  • Antioxidant Enzyme Buff ($29.00)
  • Creamy Cleansing Polish ($19.00)

RULES: All entries must be submitted by June 14th, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST. This contest is open to U.S. Readers as pursuant to your local state/country’s laws. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via e-mail. This post will be updated with the winner once the winner confirms.

One Way to Win

  • Leave me a comment on this blog post and tell me why you’d love to win a new skincare regimen!

Congratulations to Susan Y.!

ORLY Cosmic Collection for Fall 2010

ORLY Cosmix Collection

ORLY Cosmix Collection for Fall 2010

ORLY introduces its latest addition to its portfolio of textured finishes with Cosmic FX. The new, limited-edition collection delivers multi-dimensional flashes of intense shimmering shine that is so electrifying your nails will explode with color! This lighting phenomenon is achieved by ORLY’s exclusive MINERAL FX technology.

The innovation infuses natural rock minerals, crystals, and glass to give nails a special optical effect with extreme luster, rich pearlescence, and a smooth, sparkling spectrum of concentrated color.

The MINERALFX technology includes specialty mica, that allows for a clearer, vibrantly bright lustrous shimmer. Crystals allow for a multi-dimensional color transformation. Glass particles carefully controlled in shape and size create a luminous phenomenon. This combination infused with the Silica and specific colors selected create this exclusive technology that gives nails a unique optical effect that’s magnified as the lighting source intensifies or viewing angle changes.

Nail Lacquer ($10.00)

  • Lunar Eclipse Blue with pink purple FX
  • Galaxy Girl Purple with blue green FX
  • It’s Not Rocket Science Green with gold blue FX
  • Space Cadet Green with purple gold FX
  • Halley’s Comet Turquoise with green yellow FX
  • Out of This World Purple with pink silver FX

Availability: September 2010 at orlybeauty.com, Sally Beauty, Ulta and fine salons and spas throughout the U.S. and in over 70 countries worldwide.

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