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Monday
May052008

La Mer SPF 18 Fluid Tint.

I thought that the new SPF 30 Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer from Stila was going to be my tinted moisturizer for this Summer, but I may be wrong. I am currently obsessed with the new one from La Mer. It is La Mer The SPF18 Fluid Tint.

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Combining it's almost miraculous skincare formula with a must wear sunscreen and a subtle tint, not only does this tint give your skin a bit of a very natural sun-kissed glow, but it is moisturizing and protecting from the sun.

Fluid Tint absorbs instantly into the skin leaving, while gliding over effortlessly. The color is real and natural, available in three shades: Light, Medium, and Dark. I was using the light shade, but now with a bit of a faux tan, the medium shade blends well with my skin tone.

Like all of the La Mer products, this is far from ordinary.  The company's infamous formula, gemstones absorb light energy transforming it into beneficial "green light" to boost it's anti-oxidant properties.  It also contains photonic spheres that redirect and diffuse light, while light-reactive seaweeds impart natural humectant properties to keep skin moisturized, thus preventing dehydration.

A 1.7 oz. of the SPF18 Fluid Tint is $65, available at La Mer counters  in Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, and online at lamer.com.

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Sunday
May042008

CEW Beauty Award Winners...

As promised, I am here with the list of the best of the best. These are the Best in Beauty according to CEW and 4,000 of us in the beauty industry that knows what the best is.

The event at the Waldorf Astoria was lavish with some celebs in attendance. It was great fun to see some of my Total Beauty and Beauty Blog Network friends and even meet a few more. I sat next to Jessica Anderson one of the bloggers for Sephora's Beauty and the Blog, Erika from MakeupBag, Elke from The Beauty Newsletter and Julia from All About the Pretty.

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I listed my picks on Friday, and I am afraid to say that I did not do well. Alas, here are the official winners:

BATH & BODY

Body Treatment – Mass

Olay Thermal Pedicure

Body Treatment – Prestige

Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins ™ The Way of the Bath™ Matcha Tea Body Scrub

Scented Bath and Body – Mass

JOHNSONS® Softoil™ Melt Away Stress Massaging Moisturizer

Scented Bath and Body – Prestige

Tom Ford Beauty Black Orchid Finishing Oil Spray

FACIAL SKINCARE

Acne Treatment

Bare Escentuals RareMinerals Blemish Therapy

Anti-Aging – Mass

Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream

Anti-Aging – Prestige

Shiseido Cosmetics ( America ) Ltd. Bio-Performance Intensive Skin Corrective Program

Cleanser and Scrub – Mass

Dove SkinVitalizer

Cleanser and Scrub – Prestige

philosophy The Microdelivery Micro-massage Exfoliating Wash

Eye Treatment – Mass

Olay Regenerist Eye Derma-Pod Anti-Aging Triple Response System

Eye Treatment – Prestige

Estée Lauder Future Perfect Anti-Wrinkle Radiance Eye Creme

Moisturizer – Mass

L'Oreal Paris Revitalift UV Daily Moisturizing Cream with Mexoryl SX

Moisturizer – Prestige

Estée Lauder Hydra Bright Skin-Tone Perfecting Moisturizer

HAIR CARE & COLORING

Hair Care and Coloring Product – Mass

Garnier Fructis Style Sleek & Shine Anti-Humidity Hairspray

Hair Care and Coloring Product – Prestige

Frederic Fekkai Coiff Contrôle Ironless Straightening Balm

MAKEUP

Eye Product – Mass

CoverGirl LashBlast Mascara

Eye Product – Prestige

Dior DiorShow Blackout Mascara

Face Product – Mass

Almay Smart Shade® Blush and Bronzer

Face Product – Prestige

Estée Lauder Resilience Lift Extreme Ultra Firming Makeup SPF 15

Lip Product – Mass

L'Oréal Paris Infallible Never Fail Lipcolour

Lip Product – Prestige

YSL Beaute Lip Twins

MEN’S SKINCARE

Men’s Grooming

Clinique Skin Supplies for Men M Cover

SCENT

Men’s Scent

Bond No. 9 New York Andy Warhol Silver Factory

Women’s Scent – Prestige

Marc Jacobs Fragrances Daisy Marc Jacobs

SUN

Sun Product – Mass

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 70

Sun Product – Prestige

Estée Lauder Multi-Protection Sun Towelettes for Body SPF 15

INDIE BEAUTY AWARD

bettybeauty, inc (tie)

Clark 's Botanicals (tie)

One of the great things that CEW did was put together a shopping list for you so you can check off the products you want and cannot live without. 

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Saturday
May032008

Sunday's Splendid Best!

From the Splendicity community comes this week's best in Beauty, Fashion and Shopping!

BEAUTY

Beautiful Makeup Search picks some great makeup for the multi-tasking Mom.

NY Spender loves her new T3 Tourmaline wet-to-dry flat iron!

ParisB of My Women Stuff shares some thought on the new Origins Organics face lotion.

Viva Woman takes a closer look at toners, toning mists and facial sprays and examines how each is suited for different skin types.

Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog interviews MAC Cosmetics Senior Makeup Artist Jennifer Karsten and gets the skinny on how it’s like to work with Kanye West.

Beauty Bento Box learns a thing or two about eye makeup via a MAC fafi eye makeover.

Beauty Secrets Revealed shares a Tropical Hair Conditioner Recipe for Silky and Shiny Hair

Beauty and Fashion Tech tries out a number of products from the new Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Line and posts a picture of the completed look.

Beauty Match discovers Cossidia Rejuvenating Capsules: Nanotechnology skincare!

FASHION

Style…a work in progress ponders whether jewelry can have the evil eye when she says ” Wish me luck!

Petite Fashionista got an email from Hayden’s Panettiere’s mom and she’s got some exciting news to share Once you read this, you better hurry and grab a ticket to this petite friendly event!

Sasha of Style Manila discovers a way to wear her vintage silk sari as a dress.

Tops 2 Bottoms offers the Bandeau One-Piece Swimsuit as a stylish reason to get wet this summer.

Indie Style File take a long lustful look at Vancouver Fashion Week.

Shoe Blitz features this chunky heel sandal, which is a great alternative to flats.

The Space Between My Peers recommends Making Peace With Your Body Image.

SHOPPING

ShopDiary says Gossip Girl Serena Van der Woodsen’s Burberry Prorsum The Mason Warrior Bagwill come in handy when she eventually goes to battle with her arch-nemesis, Georgina Sparks.

Shopalicious shows you how to impress your Mom on Mother’s Day with this charming Ava Rose wicker handbag — and get 15% off too!

Her Accessories has been blogging about her favorite picks for Mother’s Day and has posted her favorite picks - sure to win you Mom points!

All that & a found a gorgeous knife pleat dress that will take you through summer