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Thursday, November 29th, 2007

What part of beauty do you feel you’re a master of? Are you the skincare queen? Do you know everything there is to know about mascara? What’s your area of expertise?

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

Hey dolls!

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Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

Clinique Superdefense Review

Clinique Superdefense Triple Action Moisturizer with SPF 25 ($39.50)

This is a patent-pending moisturizer that bridges the evolution gap between your skin’s natural defenses and the demands of today’s environment. Helps neutralize the toxic effect of UVA/UVB rays. Helps rebuild skin’s natural defense systems. Scavenges free radicals. Available in Combination Oily to Oily, Dry, and Very Dry formulations.

What makes it worth it: This is a more luxurious, rich facial moisturizer, compared to their Dramatically Different Lotion. I love a rich formula, especially when it sinks into my skin and leaves me feeling velvety soft in little time. Who wants a layer of cream on their face all day, right? I have to admit, the packaging and the technological spiel kind of get my engine revvin’. It comes in a lovely little pot, and even though you always see these containers and go, “That’s all I get?” you have realize that what you do get will last you at least a month, if not more. You can use the product sparingly, because you can stretch out a dab or two quite well. Beyonce moisturizing, Superdefense is meant to address elasticity and firmness problems. I also love that it contains SPF 25–nothing says anti-aging like sunscreen!

Why you might pass on it: You absolutely cannot put this moisturizer on your eyelids! Yes, the instructions indicate this, but unfortunately I had forgotten during an application and merely put it all over my face, and this was not a good mistake to make. So while I get a product that gives me sun protection as well as great moisturizing effects, I cannot use this on my eyes, which means I have to find something that I can. Sure, your eyelids may not need moisture, but what about some SPF? Also, with a product like this, sensitive skin may find it too much to handle, since it’s obviously not conducive to the sensitive skin on eyelids, I’d recommend doing a patch test, first (which the directions may tell you–read those, too!).

Find this product at Clinique counters, boutiques, as well as www.clinique.com and www.nordstrom.com.

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007


Macy’s is having their 20% Friends and Family sale going on now! Just enter code “MACYSFF” for 20% off, and for free shipping over $100, apply code GIVEGIFT.

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Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

It’s that time, ladies and gents, The Stylistics has launched on the website! Remember, The Stylistics is only launching at freestanding and PRO stores–this collection will not be at counters, unfortunately.

For those buying online, share your hauls with me in the comment! And those who are waiting to go in-person on Thursday, what tempts you?

P.S. – I will be going to Valley Fair’s Stylistics party on Thursday evening, are any of you going? Let me know or at least say hi if you see me!

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

Are you asking for lots of beauty this holiday? Or do you feel a bit silly asking for more when you and everyone else knows you have enough to last you a lifetime Do you opt for asking for gift cards or individual items?

I’m always in this boat. I tend to feel a bit odd asking for clothes, shoes, makeup, etc. because I feel like I have plenty already. I also have a tendency to be incapable of waiting–if I see something and like it enough to buy it, I buy it (unless it’s out of my price range, of course).