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Saturday, April 19th, 2008

Unscramble these beauty-related words, brands, etc…. (hint: there may be two words scrambled together!)

  • edesphiyaowrmer
  • ikqcu yese
  • retpsvriiecps
  • esluigmab
  • oerpenpcto

Did you get them all? Leave your answers as a comment, and I’ll tell you if you got ‘em all!

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

Choose or Lose


Would you rather give up...

  • Eyeshadow Primer (74%, 551 Votes)
  • Foundation (26%, 196 Votes)

Total Voters: 747

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

SPF30+ and Water Resistant | This is a look at some of the products available with SPF30 or higher that are marketed as water-resistant. Remember that water-resistant doesn’t mean you can swim for six hours and not worry about it! Re-application is crucial. If you’re in the water for more than 30-45 minutes, you’ll likely need to re-apply for maximum protection.

MD Skincare Powerful Sun Protection SPF 45 ($42.00) contains:

  • Oxybenzone (s-UVA)
  • Octinoxate (UVB)
  • Octisalate (UVB)
  • Zinc Oxide (UVA)

Korres Watermelon Sunscreen Face Cream SPF 30 ($28.00) contains:

  • Octocrylene (UVB)
  • Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (UVB)
  • Titanium dioxide (s-UVA)
  • Zinc Oxide (UVA)

Clinique UV-Response Face SPF 50 ($15.50) contains:

  • Homosalate 10% (UVB)
  • Octinoxate 7.5% (UVB)
  • Oxybenzone 5.0% (s-UVA)
  • Octisalate 5% (UVB)
  • Avobenzone 3% (UVA)

Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream for Face SPF 55 PA+++ ($33.00) contains:

  • Octinoxate 7.4% (UVB)
  • Zinc Oxide 13.9% (UVA)

Dermalogica super sensitive faceblock spf30 ($45.00)

  • Titanium dioxide 6.7% (UVB/s-UVA)
  • Zinc Oxide 9.2% (UVA)

Make sure you check out our introduction to sunscreen here. These products are typically available at Nordstrom.com or Sephora.com.

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

Mother’s Day is May 11th, 2008–mark your calendars! Here are some of our favorite ways to treat your “mom” (traditional or otherwise) this year:

Clinique ‘The Kissers’ Set ($25.00) is an inexpensive set for any fun-lovin’ mom who loves lipgloss. What I love about this is that these glosses are great for giving even to the lady who doesn’t necessarily love or wear makeup everyday. You know what else is a great gift? Clinique’s customizable Happy perfume; talk about a personal touch. Get your favorite photo of your mom & you into the photo so she can always remember the day. Plus, you can enter their Mother’s Day contest, too!

Lancôme Mother’s Day Lip Set ($49.50) comes in cool or warm, which is always nice, because often sets come with universal colors that really aren’t as universal as we think. Get two Color Fever Glosses, a Le Rouge Absolu shade, and a cute cosmetic bag.

Marc Jacobs ‘Daisy’ Mother’s Day Set ($75.00) is a special set of one of Marc Jabobs’ popular scents. If you’ve read any of our perfume-themed question posts, you’ll know readers are often recommending and wearing Marc Jacobs’ scents! The set includes an eau de toilette spray (3.4 oz), body lotion (5.1 oz), and a deluxe mini. This not your scent? Fragrance sets are incredibly popular for Mother’s Day, which means you can usually find favorite scents packaged into sets. Grab one for mom–and one for you!

philosophy ‘amazing grace’ mother’s day set ($75.00) is a Nordstrom exclusive that puts together a set of their signature Amazing Grace scented products of shampoo, bath and shower gel, firming body emulsion, and the fragrance itself. Don’t forget to dedicate a page to your mom at www.yourmomsphilosophy.com.

L’Occitane Cherry Blossom Body Set ($52.00) is a bit of spa-luxury mixed with traditional beauty. There’s just something about L’Occitane that is sophisticated and utterly classy, and it all feels luxurious to use. Get a body lotion, hand cream, and lip gloss in this fun set. Get it here!

Mother’s Day is not just about gift giving. It’s about appreciating the person who has played the role of your mother, your rock, your shoulder to cry on. It can be your sister, your daughter, your best friend’s mother. Gifts are great, but we all know that just showing your appreciation is what counts. Going out for a brunch or cooking up her favorite dessert (and insist she splurge!) is a great idea that’s easy and so do-able. If you have the time, scrapbooking is an excellent way to document and capture memories that will last a life time. Never be afraid to get creative or hands-on when it comes to giving and appreciating!

Most of the gifts featured can be purchased at Nordstrom.com.

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

Sun Safety Kit ($87 Value) ($25.00)

Sephora has this huge kit full of travel sized suncare products. This gives you a chance to try out just about all of the top names, brands, ingredients, etc. in the market. Plus, 100% of net profits will be donated to the Skin Care Foundation of up to $430K.

Contains: 0.05 oz Korres Natural Products Watermelon Sunscreen Face Cream SPF 30, a 0.25 oz Peter Thomas Roth Max Sheer All Day Defense Moisture Lotion SPF 30, a 1 oz DDF Daily Protective Moisturizer SPF 15, a 0.35 oz Cosmedicine Medi-Matte Oil Control Lotion SPF 20, a 0.17 oz Juice Beauty Green Apple Moisturizer SPF 15, a 1 oz Murad Firming Bronzer SPF 15, a 0.08 oz Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion SPF 55 PA + + +, six single-use packs of MD Skincare Powerful Sun Protection Pads SPF 30, a 0.17 oz Clarins Sun Wrinkle Control Cream Ultra Protection SPF 30, a 0.25 oz Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 15, and a 0.098 oz Tarte 24/7 Lip Sheer SPF 15, plus a UV indicator card, all in a limited-edition Sephora pouch.

Available at Sephora.com while supplies last.

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

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