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Thursday
Feb142008

MAC Fafi has Arrived!

The much anticipated MAC collection with Fafi, the French graffiti artist, is now available. The collection is full of fun, bright,  graffiti like shades - very cool. And the packaging, adorable. Featuring Fafi's exclusive Fafinettes.

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The Fafi line up:

LIPSTICK ($14)
Fun ‘n’ Sexy Blue pink with blue pearl
Not So Innocent Sheer tan with pink and peach pearl
Utterly Frivolous Rosy coral with pink pearl
High Top Grey purple with blue pearl
Flash-n-Dash Intense tangerine red with pink pearl
Strawbaby Coral rose with rainbow pearl

LIPGLASS ($14)
Cult Fave Blue mid-tone pink with white pearl
Sugar Trance Creamy soft pink with white and rainbow pearl
Squeeze It Brassy plum
Totally It Sheer bright pink with intense pink pearl

EYE SHADOW X4 ($36)
Fafi Eyes 1
Howzat Deep grey with silver sparkle
Hey Neutral tan with white pearl
Pink Venus Washed pink
Vanilla Soft pale-peachy-ivory flecked with shimmer

EYE SHADOW X 4 ($36)
Fafi Eyes 2
Bold as Gold Yellow gold with gold pearl
You’re Fresh Pale green with silver sparkle
Shockwave Intense orange with silver sparkle
Prankster Muted dark blue

PAINT POT ($16.50)
Nice Vice Dirty purple with purple pearl
Girl Friendly Creamy grey pink
Layin’ Low Creamy beige
Cash Flow Green gold with gold pearl
Perky Cream coral with white pearl
Rollickin’ Aqua blue green with white pearl

FLUIDLINE ($15)
Blacktrack Solid flat black

EYE KOHL ($13.50)
Smolder Intense black
Fascinating Snake-eyes matte white

ZOOM LASH ($11)
Zoomblack Rich black

POWDER BLUSH ($17.50)
Hipness Intense coral with soft white pearl
Fashion Frenzy Mid-tone blue pink

IRIDESCENT PRESSED POWDER ($21)
Sassed-up Soft coral pink with gold sparkle
Verve-acaious Intense yellow gold with gold pearl
Belightful Gilded peach bronze

NAIL LACQUER ($10)
Girls Will Be Girls Pink with coral pearl
Boom! Rich eggplant with purple pearl

BRUSHES
210 Precise Eye Liner Firm ($17)
extra-fine tip brush for precision lining with emollient or water-based products.
129SH Powder/Blush with decorated pouch ($34)
Soft natural fluffed dome Brush for application of powder products on cheeks and face.
In a special decorated Fafi-themed pouch.
208 Angled Brow Brush ($19)
Firm, angled tip Brush for precision application of brow and eye-lining product.
182 Buffer Brush ($45)
Ultra-soft, large, rounded dome tip Brush for use with powder face and cheek product.

MAC has come up with a little sister site for MAC Fafi, which you can visit at macfafi.com. It is fun to go behind the scenes there at a MAC press event and meet the artist herself.

All of the MAC Fafi products can be found at your favorite MAC counter or store, as well as maccosmetics.com

My daughter wants the little Fafinette dolls, so we will be sure to be checking those out, as well as the whole collection, this weekend.

Wednesday
Feb132008

DuWop Double Glow7.

This Valentine’s Day, let your inner glow show.

DuWop has created Doubleglow7 to keep you looking luminous and radiant for that special someone. Doubleglow7 contains seven (thus the 7!) essential skin nourishing ingredients that, when worn over or under your makeup, helps to keep skin forever glowing.

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"Jojoba, aloe vera, lily extract, and illuminating pearls as well as vitamins A, E, and F. These seven secret weapons conspire to give you gorgeous, glowing skin. Jojoba and aloe vera nourish, hydrate, and ease irritation. Lily extract firms the complexion, while vitamins A, E, and F protect against environmental damage including free radicals. The illuminating pearls light up the skin for a fresh, healthy glow."

Can't wait to try some before my favorite tinted moisturizer, DuWop Revolotion. 

Wednesday
Feb132008

Not So LUSHious.

While walking through Herald Square in New York City last week, the glimpse of the LUSH store caught my eye. I quickly ushered Shannon and Christina across the street so we could check out the little shop.

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Now, I should preface this by saying that I have used some LUSH products and I have loved what I have tried. Now I am a little worried about just how natural the products are, from the way too natural - un-protected environment.   You see, you can touch and smell just about everything in the store. And many of the products are unwrapped - meaning that what you are touching and smelling and possibly buying may have been touched and smelled by countless others first. Hmm.

What puzzled me the most was this little facial bar, almost like a salad bar, adjacent to the wrap desk.   In this bar were bowls (or buckets) of different creams. These creams are open to the air and the environment around them. Open to people that are maybe sticking their fingers into, talking over, and maybe even sneezing above! And these creams are scooped or mixed and put into containers specifically for the customers at their request.

For the same reason I loathe salad bars, I am not liking this method one bit. Maybe I am wrong and these creams along with the bars and bath bombs that are strewn all over the store are safe and protected. But it seemed all too natural in the very real environment.

Is it just me or does this make you think twice?