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Tuesday
Apr082008

Beauty Duty for April 8th.

graphic_beauty_duty_image.jpgI simply cannot believe that it is the 8th of April already. Where have I been and where does the time go? In any case, I find one of the best ways to relax is to keep up with what my other favorite beauty bloggers are posting about. Check them out and I bet you will find it relaxing, while learning something new, too!

A Touch of Blusher continues the feast of vibrant colors.

All About the Pretty has fallen in love with a new red for spring with Dashing Diva Polishes.

Teri from Beautiful Makeup Search got to experience first hand what it is like to live the life of a New York City beauty editor for a day.

KRiSTOPHER says the "eco-friendly" label is affirmative action for fashion.

Lipstick, Powder 'n Paint just cannot get enough of the new Daisy Marc Jacobs for Sephora collection. Checkout some of their favourite daisies...

Makeup Bag deals with damage at the Warren Tricomi Salon in LA.

Makeup Moxie reviews Le 2 de Guerlain mascara.

SugarShock Beauty is crushing on Gwen Stefani's super-cute Harajuku Lovers fragrance dolls.

TheMakeupGirl is crazy for Ojon's Green Beauty Initiative....

WE LOVE BEAUTY.com wants you to VOTE on Look of the Month for March!

Enjoy! 

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Tuesday
Apr082008

Tarte's Smooth Operator.

With the seasons changing to warmer weather - thank goodness - I change up my foundation. I like to use  a tinted moisturizer on warm days, and on lazy, no makeup look days.

I am thrilled to have found Smooth Operator by Tarte. This liquid foundation that is squeezed out of a tube glides on over my face, hiding little imperfections flawlessly. It feels almost like a moisturizing primer, thanks to it's new "water-in-silicone" formula. The pigments are light diffused to help blend  fine lines and wrinkles away, only allowing a fresh and natural look to the finish.

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Besides the formula having your daily SPF 20 in it, it also contains great natural goodness from the infused ginko biloba and ginseng, plus a powerful antioxidant blend of Vitamins A, C, and E.

Smooth Operator comes in a nice variety of eight shades that blend well into various skin tones. It retails for $35, and is available at TarteCosmetics.com and Sephora.com and stores, as well as QVC.com

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Monday
Apr072008

One Night in New York City...

Soon after arriving to New York City for my Day in the Life of a Glam Beauty Editor, I checked into my trendy room in the new boutique hotel, Hotel East Houston on the Lower east_houston_hotel.jpgEast Side of Manhattan. It was a rather small hotel, but full of the finest minimalist furnishings, with dark hardwood floors throughout complimented by a neutral color scheme.
The overall feel was trendy, yet comforting, all the same time. The bathroom was stocked with Bulgari products - oh, they smelled beautiful, and my bed was super comfy and helped me get much needed rest after my two super busy (and late night) days in the city. The service at the Hotel was impeccable. I was a bit afraid to venture out on my own as I had never been to the Lower East Side, but I did make it out for a few blocks to discover some great local bakeries and delicatessens. Yum.

After all my fellow beauty bloggers arrived, we met for a drink and made our way over to the ultra trendy and quite eclectic wd-50 restaurant, home of top chef Wylie Dufresne. We ate dinner in the wine cellar, where wewd_50_appetizer.jpg were treated to delicacies of which I have never heard of before. (If you are a foodie who likes to experiment with food, this is the place for you.) The evening was put together by some of the best media specialists in the beauty and skin care industry, those of Rpr Marketing Communications. It was a delight to meet Jamie, of whom I had worked with in the past on some great projects (Neutrogena, RoC, Aveeno, Clean and Clear), Mora, and Cora, founder and president of the firm. I loved getting to know everyone at the table. We shared  our favorite beauty products (which many of us had in common) and discussing where we thought the beauty blogging industry would be in the next year at this time. We also learned of some great beauty, especially anti-aging, innovations that will be out on the market soon.  Thanks Rpr for a wonderful evening, and the beautiful Kenneth Jay Lane Flower Ring. I cannot wait to share all the info on the new products debuting soon.

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Around midnight, I got in the car sent for us, with a few of the other girls and made my way back to the hotel to promplty hit the sack. I to wake up and be ready at 8:15 for Day Two. Stay tuned, as this was our jam packed day full of fun, beauty hot spots and beauty products galore. 

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