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Saturday, December 8th, 2007

von Natur’s Complete Hair & Body Conditioner / Wash($17.00)

Paraben free & sulfate free, Complete Hair & Body Wash and Complete Hair & Body Conditioner. Organic, toxin free, and non-comedogenic are just few of the many features of von Natur’s hair products. These hair products revitalize your scalp, hair, and skin with an all natural creation that has been specially formulated to promote growth. This unisex formula is good for all hair types and maintains a low pH balance which is highly recommended for the wellness of your hair and skin.

What makes it worth it: As I am always on the prowl for the latest in beauty trends, going organic and natural is definitely pulling in a lot of fans these days. I thought to try von Natur’s latest line of Exquisite Bath products, which included a Complete Hair & Body Conditioner and Wash. The Hair & Body Wash is similar to that of most shampoo, a bit thinner in consistency, but I adored the lemony citrus scent. It lathered great on the body, as well. The conditioner uses Charcoal in it, as one of its unique ingredients, which is meant to pull out impurities for truly healthy hair. It creates a protective coating to help keep moisture locked in while reducing static electricity. Normally I use typical shampoos found at drugstores, but I really loved how shiny my hair looked using this combination of products. I also found the scent to be more pleasant than other shampoo/conditioner combinations I’ve used in the past (I love that they match). Also, who doesn’t love that you can use these on your hair and body?

Why you might pass on it: If you’re a fan of ulta thick, luxe shampoos, you won’t love von Natur’s, which is thinner with a higher liquidity. If you need something specific to your type of hair, colored hair, etc., you may prefer something that is targeted rather than general (it is recommended for all hair types, though!).

Find this product at www.vonnatur.com.

Saturday, December 8th, 2007

What’s your favorite type of lip product? Are you a lipstick lover? Lipgloss die-hard fan? Are you all into lip liners? What’s your poison?

P.S. – What do you have lined up for this weekend? I’m studying for finals, and I’ll be having dinner with my parents this evening. It’s a very ho-hum weekend for me.

Friday, December 7th, 2007

Who is L.U.C.I.? A better question might be what is L.U.C.I.? It stands for Luminous Colorless Color Intelligence and it’s the latest technology from the Lancome laboratories. Gucci Westman, the celebrated makeup artist and Lancome’s artistic director, was captivated by the beauty of sand, the iridescence of shells and the play of light on water at different beaches around the world and turned to the labs to bring her inspiration to reality. Gucci test-drove some of her new creations at Peter Som’s Spring 2008 show. “I wanted the models’ makeup to look easy and sexy,” says Gucci. “I gave the eyes a bit of a pop with Ombre Glacee for a sultry effect.”

Read about this new technology and all the products coming with it! Continue reading →

Friday, December 7th, 2007

Flower Blossom Collection – Spring Look 2008
This limited edition color collection is a breath of fresh, spring air — featuring light, floral-inspired pastels. Dior staples such as the 5-Colour and 1-Colour Eyeshadows, Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Reflect and Rouge Dior Lipstick come together to create a look inspired by the lighthearted hues of the season.

Star Product – Dior Flower Blossom Palette:
The ultimate accessory: a mix of must-have pastel and iridescent powders for eyes and cheeks inspired by the vibrant enamel landscapes of Victoire de Castellane’s famous “Diorette” jewelry collection. MSRP: $52.00

The Collection:

  • 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Spring Bouquet (470) $52.00
  • 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Pink May (909) $52.00
  • 1-Colour Eyeshadow in Flirty Brown (555) $23.50
  • 1-Colour Eyeshadow in Blooming Pink (915) $23.50
  • Rouge Dior in Amber Camera (334) $26.00
  • Rouge Dior in Brown Close-Up (657) $26.00
  • Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Reflect in Beige Velvet (127) $24.50
  • Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Reflect in Cotton Petal (247) $24.50
  • Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Reflect in Pink Liberty (457) $24.50
  • Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Reflect in Fuchsia Poplin (577) $24.50

DiorSkin Shimmer Star & Powders
DiorSkin Shimmer Star
Dress up your skin in jewel-like shimmer! This all-over compact powder features five micro-shimmering tones and a rich, ultra-sheer texture that melts into the skin to create a radiant, luminous finish. Available in Pink or Bronze color harmonies. $42.00

DiorSkin Powders Pressed & Loose Powders
Introducing Dior’s favorite DiorSkin Pressed and Loose Powders in updated, Cannage-style packaging and continuous moisture release formulas. These matte and luminous hydrating powders provide high coverage while still allowing the skin’s natural radiance to shine through. Each available in transparent shades of Light (001), Medium (002), and Dark (003). Pressed Powder: $36.50, Loose Powder: $44.00

Flower Blossom and DiorSkin Shimmer Star & Powders will both be available January 2008 Dior Beauty Counters Nationwide.

Check out all the delicious photo details… Continue reading →

Friday, December 7th, 2007

Many of us have brothers, boyfriends, husbands, and great guy friends, so this guide is for those girls who are looking to add some beauty to their favorite boys’ lives. We gave you a guide dedicated to your amazing father, and now we want to help you find the perfect gifts for the other special men in your life!

Find your guy, and then see what we recommend from the treasure trove of beauty that we’ve gone through this year.

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Friday, December 7th, 2007

Sephora.com has several items in their sale section that make Friday shopping fun! Philosophy scents in Apple, Lemonade, and Mint are 15-25% off, while Becca products are being phased out and thus deeply discounted (hurry, stock is being depleted fast!). Sephora seems to be phasing out several of their Sephora brushes (or at least old-styled brushes), so you can get them on the cheap, too. Find sale items quick by typing in “sale” in Sephora’s search box!

Tarte still has their friends & family sale on-going until the end of December. Save 35% by using code “FF07.”

Stila fans can save 20% using discount code “LOTTA20″, plus free shipping when you spend $30 or more. (Thanks Ariele!)

Steve Madden Friends & Family Sale will save you 25% this weekend only (December 7th-9th) with code “F&F2007.” (Thanks Tricia!)

BakersShoes.com also has their F&F sale giong on December 8th-9th, saving you 30% off with code “1289.” (Thanks Tricia!)

Bluefly.com has a quick F&F sale this weekend to save you 20% with code “FAF9.”

Did you spot an excellent beauty deal for the weekend? Tell us all about in the comments!