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Wednesday
Apr092008

Finally, a Visit to Space NK.

With a few hours down time during my jam packed schedule with Glam last week, Christina and I made our way to Space.NK Soho. I was so glad to have finally paid the beautiful space a visit.

space_nk_photos.jpgBeing beauty bloggers, we were in heaven with the entire boutique.. The staff could not have been more helpful suggesting new things to try, application techniques and more. This awesome sales associate (cannot find his card!) filled my bag with some awesome samples that I cannot wait to try.

The overall feel of the space is very uptown, yet light and friendly. The shelves are not overcrowded so I could  reach for and smell anything. The Space.NK brand itself contained a great array of fragrant body washes, balms, perfumes, candles and more. They smelled so good.

I needed a new concealer, so I headed on over to one of the many elite makeup brands they carry. I checked out By Terry, Susan Posnick, NARS, Chantecaille, Laura Mercier, and Lipstick Queen. (They are getting Shu Uemura in a few weeks!)

I ultimately decided on the Chantecaille Total Concealer. I selected the shade Ivory as I want a concealer that could take me through my bit of a faux tan that I should be sporting soon, and Alabaster, the shade I would have normally selected, might have been to light. It has a very nice light creamy-gel like feel that leaves a wonderful finish. And a little dab is all I need. This is not just an ordinary concealer I quickly learned either. It contains achantecaille_concealer.jpg special blend of olive oil, tamanu nut oil, light-reflecting particles, chamomile, green tea, orchid, and wild rose. Now that is something your average concealer does not contain. I really love it.

I also scooped up a gorgeous lip gloss in the shade Mimosa. It is a gorgeous golden peachy-pink shade. It is so moisturizing. I need to find a specific brush to use with it as I am afraid I am dipping my finger into the compact too often and using too much.  

I am so thrilled to have discovered Chantecaille, and Space.NK was the perfect place to discover it. If you are ever in the NYC area, you need to make it to one of their two stores in the city. There is the one we went to in Soho at 99 Greene Street, and the other is on Columbus Ave. at 69th. I know you will love it as much as we did.
 

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Tuesday
Apr082008

What Girl Doesn't Like to be Pampered?

I watched a segment on The Today Show this morning about young girls getting beauty treatments. I thought - cute. The overall tone of the segment is that these girls are too young and it is hurting them and will hurt their self-esteem in the long run. Huh? I do not see these girls making standing appointments This is a party. A treat. A special occasion.

I think it is fun for a five year old to host a pedicure party and get all dressed up. I mean, really. I did it when I was five, but I was doing it at home with friends and our mother's makeup bags. For goodness sake, let girls be girls and enjoy it.

I actually met Robert Cleary (in the video) at Dashing Diva last Saturday and was treated to the ultimate pedicure (more on that soon). I thought, what a great place. I really wish we had one in my town because I know it would be booked for parties all the time. Watch the segment and let me know what you think.

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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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