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Monday, January 5th, 2009

Have y’all seen Nordstrom’s Value-Sized Favoritesicon section? I think it’s pretty nifty! I don’t remember if they’ve done this before or not, but it’s a great idea with the way people are cutting back on some of their spending. I know Nordstrom has had some special value-sized products in the past for sure, but I don’t remember so many of them.

I’m thinking about trying Kate Somerville Gentle Daily Washicon ($95.00), because I was so impressed with her Oil-Free Moisturizer (which I am now out of, unfortunately!). For all the Smashbox Photofinshicon fans, make sure you peep the value-sized version, going for $49. I know it’s also launching on their website, too. Now don’t you all wish we could afford Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lifting Cremeicon? It only costs a cool $1,000! Mere pennies!

Monday, January 5th, 2009

Guerlain | EXOTIC PARADISE | Spring 2009

A hymn to the glory of nature

As the winter days come to close, Guerlain rejoices in the frivolity of the season that heralds happiness and abundance. With the spring come new hopes and a carefree spirit, boosted by luxuriant and jubilant nature. To celebrate the triumph of spring, Olivier Échaudemaison has created a rich collection drawn from an eccentric, eclectic garden of Eden, a colorful kaleidoscope of nature’s prettiest, most sensual colors and organic delights.With his exotic palette, he concocts color that stirs optimism, awakens purity and arouses a desire for paradise that hibernates within every woman.

Ombre Éclat 4 Shades

  • 404 Paradis Exotique

KissKiss Gloss

  • 804 Orange Interdite
  • 805 Cerise Tentation
  • 806 Pomme du Desir

Ombre Éclat – Single Shadow (3.6g)

  • 140 L’Instant Precieux (Pearly)
  • 141 L’Instant Charnel (Velvety)
  • 142 L’Instant Fauve (Sparkly)
  • 143 L’Instant Cuir (Sparkly)
  • 160 L’Instant Coquin (Velvety)
  • 161 L’Instant Fleuri (Pearly)
  • 180 L’Instant Fume (Pearly)
  • 181 L’Instant Emeraude (Sparkly)
  • 182 L’Instant Nuit (Sparkly)
  • 190 L’Instant Indigo (Sparkly)

Ombre Éclat Eye Primer

Using a neutral skin color, a radiant beige, this unifying base was specifically created to prime the skin for makeup and guarantee perfect hold. It is also formulated as a treatment enriched with smoothing and moisturizing agents, in order to protect the delicate skin on the eyelids from the damaging effects of time and environment. It smoothes and revives the eyes at once, creating the ideal base for impeccable eye makeup.

KissKiss Couleurs Precieuses

  • 557 Flushy Beige
  • 558 Forever Beige
  • 559 Corail Passion
  • 579 Rose Miami

KissKiss Maxi Shine

  • 624 Candy Shine
  • 646 Honey Shine
  • 647 Grenadine Shine
  • 671 Baby Shine

Ombre Éclat range Duo & Liner

  • 383 L’Heure de Nuit

Available: Currently available online at Nordstrom.com and Neiman Marcus, should be in stores now or soon.

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Monday, January 5th, 2009

MAC Cosmetics Hello Kitty Pictures!!

A bunch for your perusal! :)

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Monday, January 5th, 2009

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Sunday, January 4th, 2009

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Sunday, January 4th, 2009

Super simple, super easy neutral eyes! :) Really! I hardly used any product to get this look, so I really do mean it when I say simple!

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Soft Ochre paint pot (neutral beige), Bamboo eyeshadow (light beige-brown), Texture eyeshadow (medium reddish brown), Shroom eyeshadow (neutral highlighter), Urban Decay Bourbon 24/7 Liner (brown), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: NARS Mata Hari (dark dusty plum-rose)
  • Lips: Sweetie lipstick (medium pink), Red Devil lipglass (coral-red)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Red Devil = Lychee Luxe

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Soft Ochre paint pot all over the lid as the base with the 249. On the lid, apply Bamboo eyeshadow using the 239. Darken crease with Texture eyeshadow using the 239. Sweep Shroom underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Urban Decay Bourbon 24/7 Liner on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with NARS Mata Hari blush using the 129. Apply Sweetie lipstick to lips, and then top with Red Devil lipglass for color and shine.

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