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Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

Enjoy the nail color of the moment… Blissful. 6 wearable shades selected to enhance natural beauties of every age and skin tone. Try them all: Miley (sheer lilac cream), Laurie (sheer pink cream), Lulu (sheer peach cream), Felicity (sparkling golden rose), Zanna (mauve rose cream) and Penelope (apricot rose cream).Blissful features Zoya’s best-selling, professional natural nail lacquer formula.

Zoya Introduces pure, perfect color… Purity. Color that is meant to be, the Zoya Purity collection. 5 natural tones designed to be used over a white tip for a gorgeous French manicure or as overall sheer color for a classic nude nail look. Try them all: Purity (pure white cream – great for tips or opaque overall color), Jane (super sheer beige cream), Rose (sheer shimmering beige), Sabrina (super sheer nude cream), Loretta (sheer nude cream) and Sari (sheer pink cream).

Zoya healthy nail colors are free of harmful industrial chemicals like toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) that are known to cause can-cer and birth defects.

Find Zoya’s Blissful and Purity collections along with over 200 other ultra high-fashion Zoya shades and the exclusive Zoya Color-Lock system (for guaranteed long-lasting color) at fine salons and spas across the country, or online at www.zoya.com.  Suggested Zoya polish retail $6.00 ea.

Check out more photos of the new colors for Zoya’s spring collections… Continue reading →

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

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Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Hey dolls!  N has launched on www.maccosmetics.com, as well as with A Mei, a very limited release in the US (full launch in Asia), so grab it up while you can!

Lipstick

  • 1N Light frosted gold with pink pearl (Glaze)
  • 2N Creamy light pink (Lustre)
  • 3N Milky pastel pink (Lustre)
  • 4N Mid-tone creamy brown (Lustre)
  • 5N Plummy sheer brown (Lustre)

Lipglass

  • 1N Creamy white tan (Cream)
  • 2N Creamy neutral yellow pink (Cream)
  • 3N Neutral brown with gold and pink pearl (Cream)
  • 4N Light chocolate brown with red pearl (Cream)

Cremestick Liner

  • Creamola Low down tan
  • Sublime Culture Pink/caramel fusion

Eyeshadow

  • Nanogold Sheer yellow beige with pink pearl (Frost)
  • Modest Tone Neutral dirty tan (Satin)
  • Neutral Pink Dirty mid-tone blue pink (Satin)
  • Rich Flesh Neutral warm brown (Matte)
  • Remotely Grey Dirty grey brown (Satin)
  • Dark Edge Dirty chocolate brown (Satin)

Paint Pot

  • Groundwork Mid-tone neutral taupe (Satin)
  • Quite Natural Dirty chocolate brown (Cream)
  • Soft Ochre Yellow beige (Cream)

Technakohl Liner

  • Graphblack
  • Brownborder

Nail Lacquer

  • N Colour Creamy beige (Cream)
  • Naturally Rich Milk chocolate (Cream)
  • Demi-blanc Gold beige with green pearl (Frost)

Available for purchase on www.maccosmetics.com.

Get details for A-Mei… Continue reading →

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

I used Golden Olive pigment on all over lid, Ochre Style eyeshadow on inner lid, Goldmine eyeshadow on middle of lid, Velvet Moss eyeshadow on outer lid and crease, Clue eyeshadow in outer crease, Juxt eyeshadow above crease, Daisychain eyeshadow on brow, and Feline kohl power on lower lash line. I wore Springsheen blush with Sculpt sculpting powder to contour and Dancing Light beauty powder to highlight. I had Rozz Revival lipstick with Full On Lust lipglasso n my lips.

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Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Determine Your Skin Type
Before you can possibly find the right skin regimen for you, it is imperative you understand the type of skin you have so you can avoid certain products and embrace others.

Dry skin is characterized by flakiness, cracks, or rough texture.  Sometimes the skin will feel tight, or the dryness may be caused by outside elements, such as wind or lack of water consumption.  Those with dry skin will often need to stay away from (or at least be wary of) products that are more extreme in their ingredients.  Toners may be unnecessary for dry skin, because toners help to regulate and reduce oil production, and dry skinned users do not suffer from an excess of oil, making this product potentially superfluous.  Many acne treatments contain ingredients that are drying, so it is important to make note of your skin’s reaction and whether it dries out, so that you can moisturize more thoroughly during certain treatments.

Normal skin is skin that does not feel greasy, but it doesn’t feel dry either.  These are lucky patrons, as they have soft skin that looks naturally lovely with no need to control oil production or increase skin moisture.  Even those with normal skin will periodically find that their skin will change through the year or even over time; normal skin may be found throughout the year until the harsh winter abounds.  Middle-of-the-road products work well for normal skin, and with today’s range in skincare, it is much easier to find products targeted to specific skin type.

Oily skin may feel greasy (or look it for some) and may also have increased pore size.  Sometimes those with oilier skin may be more acne-prone than others, especially past adolescence.  Unlike dry skinned users, oilier skin requires less moisturization, but it doesn’t mean you should skip it altogether.  It is important to find a moisturizer that is suitable for oily skin, so it doesn’t complicate or add to the problem, but it still gives your skin the proper moisture level it needs.  Toners are great for oil reduction/control, and it may be a product to be added to your skincare regimen.  Ultra-thick, luxe creams are generally not needed by those with oily skin, because they are much too intense.

Combination skin is often when you have an oilier T-zone (forehead, nose, chin), but the rest of your face is either normal or on the drier side.  Sometimes the reverse occurs, and sometimes only the cheeks are dry.  Your forehead might be oil-slicked while your cheeks are parched, which means you will most likely need products that are either targeted for combination skin or have a few to use and choose from.  For example, using an all-over facial moisturizer meant for oily skin, but then applying more generously over dry patches (OR getting a thicker, richer cream for those areas altogether).

Sensitive skin is an additional component to dry, oily, or combination skin that is essential to know.  Sensitive skin is marked by reacting more often than the normal person to certain products, ingredients, weather, or other environmental factors.  Someone with sensitive skin may experience a rapid change in skin appearance simply with using a new cleanser.  If you have sensitive skin, it is important to be wary whenever trying new skin products, and spot testing may be advisable.  Stronger products, like expensive anti-aging creams and treatments, may be too strong for sensitive skin to handle.  Those with the most sensitive may even find that natural, organic, or home-made beauty products are the only ones they can use without fear.

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

If you remember anything about my skincare routine, I hope you remembered how much I absolutely adored Renee Rouleau’s AHA/BHA Cleansing Gel, which I don’t leave home without–it is just THAT fantastic!  Obviously, Renee Rouleau’s doing something right, so I thought I’d try a few more products!  (And now, since I was impressed by these, I am eager to try more!)

CALMING CHAMOMILE CLEANSER ($30.50)
I know many of my readers have sensitive skin, and this particular cleanser is meant to work with it in a gentle manner while doing its job flawlessly.  It is a creamy, water-soluble cleansing lotion with chamomile, aloe vera, and vitamins A and E.  It helps to remove dirt, oil, and makeup and let pores breathe.  It’s so easy to use, all you do is apply a dab to your skin and rub in circular motions into the skin for thirty seconds, wet your fingers, rub for another thirty seconds, then rinse with warm water (not hot).  I recommend this for those who have

SKIN DRINK ($33.50)
Skin Drink is a serum that’s purpose is to intensively hydrate the skin instantaneously.  It is actually quite refreshing, no doubt because one of the key ingredients is aloe vera, and cool to the touch.  You really only need about two drops of this stuff to fully cover the skin, and I find that through regular, near-daily use, a bottle will last me two months or more.  It is a great way refresh and pump skin full of moisture before applying moisturizer or after using a facial mask.  It is an oil-free serum, so those of you who worry about leaving a greasy film behind, worry not.  This serum sinks into skin and leaves no evidence behind.