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Monday
Oct152007

Mascara Monday - Tarte's Lights, Camera, Lashes!

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Today I want to tell you about one of my favorite mascaras, and bring you updated information on something that makes this mascara even better.

I have been using Tarte's Lights, Camera, Lashes! Mascara with it's faux leather croc case since it was introduced a few years ago. I think I even tried it before it went on the market! This mascara is a staple in makeup bag and used more then a few times a week.  Lights, Camera, Lashes! lengthens, curls, and thickens lashes while it conditions them with natural olive esters. The brush is a mix of very short and long bristles, making application a breeze while lashes are coated and clump-free in easy swoop.

Like I said, I love Lights, Camera, Lashes!, but Tarte thought that customers wanted more from their mascara, so they have recently introduced Rejuvelash.

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Rejuvelash is actually a 3 piece product which contains, Light's, Camera, Lashes! but has added in their handy ergonimically designed eyelash curler to the mix as well as a brand new product. This new product is called Take Two.

Take Two is a declumping lash exhilarator, designed to to three things.

  • Treat: ProVitamin B5 and a cocktail of herbal hair restoratives such as aloe improve the texture of eyelash hair to increase suppleness and prevent breakage so your lashes can reach their full potential
  • Protect: Proprietary antioxidant blend with Vitamin C acts as a film former to protect against cosmetic, environmental and free radical damage
  • Revive: give late day lashes a lift and get rid of clumps; unique emulsifying agents and this patented flexible bristle brush gently to eliminate clumps

 To use this system, you would first curl the lashes, apply one coat of Take Two to both the upper and lower lashes, let that dry for 2 -3 minutes, and then apply the Light's, Camera, Lashes!.

It is definitely three steps worth taking the time to do and repeating on a daily basis.

Light's, Camera, Lashes! ($18) and the Rejuvelash Kit ($40) are available at tartecosmetics.com, sephora.com, beauty.com, Henri Bendel, Bergdorf Goodman, or select Sephora stores.

Sunday
Oct142007

Sunday's Best!

graphic_splendid_reads.jpgIf you do not already know, I am the managing editor of a great beauty/fashion/style/shopping community called Splendicity.  Starting this week, we will be publishing our Splendid Reads, where we round-up some of our favorite posts from the past week or two and publish them all together.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. I really think that you will discover some great new blogs.

Beauty
Face Candy
has a sneak peek at Dior’s Holiday Romantic Collection.
A Touch of Blusher dishes More on Dior Holiday 2007 with TOTALLY DIOR Cannage.
Makeup Loves Me is holding a contest. The prize? A Mineral Fusion Makeup Kit.
The Scented Life shares her thoughts on the latest Bond no. 9 Fragrance and it’s bottle.
Beauty Banter knows all about the hair to die for this season.
eBeautyDaily received an advanced copy of the book Beauty Confidential. See her initial thoughts.
Let’s Go Shopping found the Make Up Trends for Fall.
Style It Less published a video to show us how to apply the Incoco Nail Applique’s.

Fashion
Well-Heeled Society
says to Come Out with your Gunmetal Blazing.
Snarkstress teases us with a Very Sex-y Wedding.
Teen Style Lounge found her cutie outfit of the week and on the cheap.
Style Tots discovers the Anne Geddes Baby Clothing Collections.
The Fashionable Kiffen says that the new 3Luxe is Simply the Best.

Shopping
The Latest Luxe
dreams about this Burberry Beaton Shopper.
Shopalicious gushes about this new Cello Corto Leather Handbag.
Haute and Bothered shares her latest Gotta Have It Dresses.

Friday
Oct122007

Clinique Holiday 2007 - Touches of Golden Elixir.

I like to save most of the holiday items until later on in November and in December to get you just in time for Holiday shopping, but sometimes I just cannot resist. This collection from Clinique is so gorgeous, I just had to share.

Introducing Touches of Golden Elixir for Holiday 2007.

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I am wearing the shadows from the Allspice Colour Surge Eye Shadow Quad this evening - and let me say - "WOW!" While my eyes are definitely smokin', they are not as dramatically done up as the model. But gorgeous, don't you agree? 

Here is the whole collection: 

Colour Surge Eye Shadow Quad in Allspice (limited edition) $25
Naturally Glossy Mascara in Jet Black $14
Brush-On Cream Liner in Bronze $14.50
Fresh Bloom Allover Colour in Almond Blossom $29.50
Different Lipstick in Surprise $14
Long Last Lipstick in Twilight Nude and Rock Violet $14
Colour Surge Lipstick in Pure Posh and Platinum Plum (limited edition) $14
Full Potential Lips Plump and Shine in Glamour-full, Beach Bunny, Cream Soda, Braisin and Budding Bronze (limited edition) $17.50
Eye Liner Brush $16.50
Powder Brush $30
AROMATICS ELIXIR Perfume Spray $50
AROMATICS ELIXIR Perfume Atomizer (limited edition) $60

These will be on counter with the rest of their other Holiday collections and at clinique.com this month.

I can't wait to see more of the collection. Ohh, and that atomizer spray bottle - gorgeous! I definitely need one of those - just to admire, at least.