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Tuesday
Jul082008

The Best Top Coat EVER - Poshe'.

Shiny polished nails are a must for me. I love having my nails done, and while gel nails have probably the best shine and seem to last for weeks on me, I have decided to go the natural route. And believe it or not, I have been doing my nails myself ((shudders)). So, I started some searching for a top coat that not only sealed the polish and left them shiny, I also wanted one that was fast drying. My last requirement, which I know should have been up higher on my list, was for it to be free of Formaldehyde and Toluene. 

As I was going through countless topcoats, I read this article over on Blogdorf Goodman about Poshe' and then followed that up by doing a search over on All Lacquered Up (why I didn't ask Michelle in the first place is beyond me!). This made me quickly decide to make a quick trip to Sally's Beauty Supply, and I picked up my bottle of Poshe' Super-Fast Drying TopCoat.

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So, Poshe' comes pretty highly recommended, even by the editors of Allure where it has won countless awards, amongst others. It is formaldehyde and toluene free, and promises everything else I wanted in a top coat.

In a word, amazing! Poshe' promises to have your polish dry to the touch in a minute and totally dry in five minutes. And guess what? It does. I was afraid to touch my nails at the minute point, but I did - and WOW. They felt dry. Then I took the ultimate test and went to the ladies room right at the five minute mark. And my nails lasted through that and a hand washing. And they were perfect. Shiny, dry, and ready to go. Beautiful! After three days, I added another coat of Poshe' and it has now been a week, and they are just starting to look worn.

Here is what the creators have to say about Poshe' Super-Fast Drying TopCoat:

  • Dries To The Touch in 1 Minute
  • Dries To The Nail in 5 Minutes
  • Highest Gloss Of Any Product On The Market
  • No Formaldehyde
  • No Toluene
  • No Nitrocellulose
  • Cannot turn yellow, even in tanning beds.
  • 2 UV Inhibitors
  • 2 U.S. Patents
  • Chip Resistant
  • Protects Nails
  • Self-Leveling
  • Non-Dragging
  • Ideal For Nail Art
  • No UV Lights or Heated Dryers Needed
  • A True Topcoat - Must be applied over polish or basecoat
  • 5 Time Winner - Allure Magazine's
You can pick this wonder up at Sally's Beauty Supply for $7.99. It really is the best top coat ever!


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Monday
Jul072008

Multi-tasking Makeup from Three Custom Color Specialists.

Anything that can help cut down my morning makeup routine is a huge help. I am always looking for products that can pull double-duty. And some of these great products from Three Custom Color Specialists perform triple-duty.

Copper Eye Shadow ($19.50 single, $15 refill)
This sultry, shimmering shadow gives a warm, sunny glow wherever it’s applied. Do you have blue or green eyes? Copper will brighten them and make them sparkle! You can even use Copper Eye Shadow on the lips with a clear lip gloss or all over the face as a shimmering bronzer.

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Brow Powders
($19.50)
These finely-milled brow powders are available in 6 different shades. In addition to enhancing and filling in the eyebrows, they can also be used as a matte eye shadow for a rich, smokey look or as a cake eye liner.

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Beige Crème to Powder Blush
($20.50)
A lovely blush in it’s own right (the perfect blush for redheads and the ideal nude for fair-medium skin tones), but Beige Crème to Powder Blush can be used on the lips with a top layer of Crystal Clear Lip Gloss. Or, use it alone on the lips for a soft, powdery lip veil.

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Clarifier Pencils
($14.00)
Used on the inner rim for the eye, this pencil widens, brightens and erases glassiness. You can also wear Dark Clarifier under the brow to define and highlight the arch.  The Clarifiers also make great spot concealers and lip color correctors too.

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Monday
Jul072008

Estee Lauder Super Flight Creme.

If you are traveling at all by air this Summer, listen up. You see, when you fly the friendly skins, the air is not that friendly to your skin. The extenuating circumstances that can cause dryness and travel-stressed skin due extreme humidity levels, dry cabin air and jet lag can take its toll on skin and cause it to become dry, uncomfortable – unhealthy. Not a good thing.

While there are a great number of travel friendly (sized) products out there, I had yet to find any that were created soley for this purpose, until now.

Estee Lauder just introduced Super Flight Creme Continuous Hydration for Face and Super Flight Creme Continuous Hydration for Eyes - available exclusively in airports and duty-free shops. These both are beautifully packaged in a portable carrying case – the perfect size for any carry-on that meets current U.S. security size restriction. The powerful duo offers “flight insurance” for global frequent flyers, keeping skin super hydrated in the face of low cabin humidity and jet lag. These moisturizing products last eight hours and will leave all stepping off the plane looking visibly rested and radiant.

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CONTINUOUS HYDRATION FOR FACE
A lightweight, non-greasy, fast absorbing gel-cream. Formulated with Algae Extract and Hyaluronic Acid, a highly effective moisture magnet, as well as a powerful complex of anti-irritants including Glucose and Glycine to calm and visibly soothe the skin. This powerful combination enables skin’s appearance to better recover from long flights and the effects of travelling through multiple time zones.

CONTINUOUS HYDRATION FOR EYES
A feather-weight, non-greasy gel crème that absorbs into skin leaving it silky smooth, soft and protected. Contains a unique revitalizing complex to soothe and strengthen the delicate skin around the eye. Skin looks vibrant, less puffy and the appearance of dark circle is dramatically diminished.

Alos, be sure to check out Estee Lauder’s new informational duty free web-site is printed on the packaging so that, no matter where in the world you are, you can easily learn more about other Estee Lauder duty free products and discover new duty free beauty exclusives and get helpful travel tips.

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