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Sunday, December 9th, 2007

Just because it is the holidays is no reason for people to go into debt. In fact, we are a firm believer in creating and setting a budget, as well as a plan of who to buy and who to not buy for. As a result, we want to give you a guide that keeps your budget in mind, so here are some of our favorites to give this year that are less than $10.

Score these perfect, inexpensive gifts for your loved ones this holiday season.

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Sunday, December 9th, 2007

What would your perfect mascara do? Would it give you a curl to die for? Lashes so long they reached your brows?

Saturday, December 8th, 2007

From around the Splendicity community, comes the best posts of the week.

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Beauty and Fashion Tech
has Great Beauty Books for Holiday Gifts.
Viva Woman checks out what’s the correct sunblock dosage to get sufficient coverage.
Beauty Secrets Revealed is Running A Christmas Contest.
Ellen from Spa Beautifully is curious about Intraceuticals Rejuvenation Infusion facial that is now being offered in Toronto.

Still looking for more? Check out some great links to fashion & shopping blogs! Continue reading →

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 →