MAC Rebel Lipstick

MAC Heaux Lipstick

MAC Rebel Lipstick ($14.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep, fuchsia berry with a glossy finish and very subtle, nearly imperceptible shimmer.  It’s almost opaque (you can just barely see my freckle peeking through), but it applies easily, smoothly, and is a great shade to brighten up your skin tone.  It’s bold without being too dark or vampy–but still not a red, not a fuchsia.

The Sultry Season is a series of posts featuring deep, rich shades of brown, berry, plum, and wine lipsticks and lipglosses — just right for autumn — that runs through October 2010.

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LUSH Lovely Jubblies Launches


LUSH Launches Lovely Jubblies

If you need a little hump day pick-me-up… see if this new LUSH product does the trick! 😉  It made me giggle when I saw it come through my inbox yesterday afternoon…

Feeling a bit “low” these days? LUSH is here to “perk” you up with the introduction of our Lovely Jubblies Breast Cream ($24.95)! An expertly blended mix of essential oils gives things a much needed lift in the right direction. Tiger lily petals and Meadowsweet, traditionally used to tighten skin, are ideal for keeping your pair firm, while an infusion of fresh roses soothes and makes skin supple.

To use, simply smooth cream in an upwards direction over breasts and décolletage. This blend of cold-pressed, organic oils will also keep your entire body in top form, helping create a “firm nation”. This amazing cream is for everyone, of any size, any background, any gender. Depending on how “blessed” you are, you might even need two pots!

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Dolce & Gabbana The Sicilian Lace Collection for Fall 2010

Dolce & Gabbana Sicilian Lace Collection

Dolce & Gabbana The Sicilian Lace Collection for Fall 2010

Dolce & Gabbana present their signature collection of versatile colour cosmetics- magically and meticulously conceived by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.  Each season’s colour direct from the runway inspires each collection anew, to be re-interpreted afresh. The design duo salute their treasured past with a timeless present… and anticipate the future.

Introducing the Sicilian Lace Collection… lingering romance, deep intimacy and sun-splashed sensuality in nuanced naturals that exude a warm glow. Inspired by a key element of the Dolce&Gabbana collection: lace, the classic symbol of pure femininity, encompassing the transparency of desire and the sleek aura of modernity.

Introducing The Make Up’s inaugural limited-edition product, the Sicilian Lace Bronzer. Imprinted with a delicate floral lace pattern, exuding both femininity and luxury, the Bronzer becomes a coveted must have for Summer 2010. Created for the Dolce & Gabbana woman who seeks a life of passion, spontaneity and style, the bronzer imparts a touch of golden sensuality to the skin.

For the Lips

  • Caramel (105) Classic Cream Lipstick (New) ($30.00)
  • Perfection (50) Shine Lipstick ($30.00)
  • Caramel (135) Ultra-Shine Lipgloss (New) ($30.00)

For the Eyes

  • Nude (110) Smooth Eye Colour Quad ($59.00)

For the Face

  • The Sicilian Lace Bronzer (New, Limited Edition) ($49.00)

For the Nails

  • Perfection (220) Intense Nail Lacquer (New) ($20.00)

Availability: mid-August 2010 at select Saks Fifth Avenue locations

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Zoya Wonderful Collection

Zoya Wicked Collection

Zoya Wonderful Collection ($36.00 for all 6, or $7 each) is second of two fall collections from Zoya. It contains six shades: Kelly (rich gray shade with soft purple and blue undertones), Stacy (dark raspberry creme with purple and wine undertones), Burke (soft, dusty light red mulberry with very subtle brick and mauve tones), Kristi (pure, true crisp medium red cream with no strong warm or cool undertones), Cola (warm light brown cream with strong terracotta undertones), Shawn (warm, mossy yellow-toned medium green cream with olive undertones).

All six have a cream finish, so there is absolutely no shimmer or glitter in these.  They dry down to a slightly glossy finish, but I always finish with a top coat in a regular manicure, though.  I didn’t need more than two coats for crisp, opaque color, and each shade was a dream to apply–pigmented, smooth, and even.   There really isn’t anything to complain about — either you love the colors or you don’t, but the formula will not disappoint!  My must-haves from this collection would be Kelly and Shawn.

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RECOMMENDATION: Excellent pigmentation for all six shades, easy to apply, and none needed more than two coats for a smooth, opaque finish. If you see a color you like, I think you’ll be happy with it.

AVAILABILITY: Zoya

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HauteLook Sales for the Week of August 2nd, 2010

This week’s sales at HauteLook

The links above are a referral link. It means that I receive a $10 credit if you make your first purchase–I get nothing if you never buy. HauteLook has opened up membership, so you are free to sign up on your own, if you wish! 🙂