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Tuesday
Oct242006

Lip Happy!

Sara Happ is making a name for herself with a very innovative product to make my lips happy. Really happy!

The Lip Scrub by Sara Happ is her creation. And I wonder where a creation like this has been. You see, Sara wondered that too, and she came up with the idea and created it in her own kitchen with sugar as the base. After using her creation every day and searching for similar products, she know she was onto something. This was unique. Low and behold The Lip Scrub was born.

lip_scrub.jpgThe Lip Scrub comes in six decadent flavors: Almond Creme, Peppermint, Vanilla Bean, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon Sugar, and Cocoa. There is definitely one to please even the pickiest of tastes.

I am using, Peppermint, and my lips couldn't be happier. I swear my lips look a little more full. Less lines, no flakes, no dryness - none, whatsoever too.

The Lip Scrub can be used everyday like I have been trying. I just take a small amount onto my finger and scrub over and around my lips. I scrub them for a few minutes, and then tissue it off, rinse with water, and tissue again. It does sting a bit at first, but that can be adjusted according to pressure. I then top it off with a lip balm to seal in the softness.

That brings me to my next point. Where is the lip balm, Sara? I could see this selling as a set with The Lip Scrub and a great Super Balm, possibly.  Just a little hint!

The Lip Scrub is available at fine boutiques around the country and of course, at The Lip Scrub online. For only $20 your lips will be happy too!

Monday
Oct232006

Very Sexy!

Have you been to Victoria's Secret lately? Have you seen the incredible array of makeup they now have? Not just the other beauty stuff like the shower gels, bubble baths, perfumes, gift baskets, etc.  But the makeup? Wow, Victoria's Secret has an entire dedicated beauty department now. And their new premier line is called Very Sexy. Very Sexy Color - and as they say, "the sexiest color on earth".

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I am quite impressed with the Very Sexy Color Collection. It is very MAC-like with it's rich, bold, full-of-pigment colors.

First, let me tell you about the packaging. The containers are housed in the most beautiful glossy black or hot pink boxes, with print in the opposite color (black boxes with hot pink print or hot pink boxes with black print). The compacts and containers themselves are glossy black with foil-like print in hot pink. They are very pretty - oh, yeah - I mean Very Sexy!

The collection is basically a full line of cosmetics.
LIPS - for hot kisses!
Perfect Lipstick ($12) - 24 shades from satin to shimmer
Sheer Moisture Lipstick ($12) - 6 sheer shades for a wash of color
Sparkling Lipstick ($12) - 6 sparkling shades for for a dazzling glittery effect
Mosaic Lip Palette ($18) - 3 palettes with 5 flattering coordinated shades in one pan
Lip Gloss ($12) - 20 perfectly patent shades from sheer to sparkling
Lip Lacquer ($12) - 15 slick shades in both sheer and full coverage formulas
Long-Wear Lip Shine ($18) - 8 long lasting shades that are totally kiss-proof
Sheer Lip Liner ($10) - 4 sheer shades for a transparent lipstick or clear gloss
Lip Liner ($10) - 8 lip-defining shades
Lip Plumper ($18) - for instant plump and smooth lips
Luxe Lip Balm SPF 15 ($12) - very emollient rich balm full of vitamins

MOSAICS - for mixing it up!
The Mosaic Collection mixes a collection of gorgeous complementary shades and finished for the ultimate sexy look.
Mosaic Bronzer ($18) - five sultry shades blended for the perfect bronzed babe look
Mosaic Luminous Bronzer ($18) - for the bronzed babe that wants to really shine
Mosaic Blush ($18) -five glow-inducing shade combinations to give cheeks a luminous flush
Mosaic Lip Palette ($18) - 3 palettes with 5 flattering coordinated shades in one pan
Mosaic Eye Shadow ($18) - eight seductive shade combinations to be worn alone, blended, or used together

EYES - for knowing glances!
Silky Eye Shadow ($12) - 14 smooth shades from subtle shimmer to sparkly sheen
Mosaic Eye Shadow ($18) - eight seductive shade combinations to be worn alone, blended, or used together
Long-Wear Eye Cream ($12) - five enduring shades that are crease and smudge proof
Dazzling Liquid Shadow ($12) - five dazzling shades for a sheer wash of color on the lids
Eye Liner ($10) - four eye opening shades for a precise line
Sparkling Eye Liner ($10) - three sparkling shades for a blend able sexy flash of sparkle
Liquid Liner Pen ($12) - two dramatic shades in a felt-tip marker
Gel Eye Liner Duo ($12) - three playful shade duos for a sexy-soft finish
Lush Lash Primer ($12) - synthetic fibers help create thick and full lashes before mascara application
Intensifying Mascara ($12) - lash building formula in two wearable shades
Brow Gel ($12) - clear grooming gel helps keep brows in their place

FACE - for flawless close-ups!
Flawless Cream Makeup SPF 30 ($19.50) - luxurious yet lightweight formula for a flawless, soft finish in 14 shades to suit every skin tone and complexion
Fluid Concealer ($12) - six skin-perfecting shades of a highly blend able formula that melts into skin
Finishing Powder Duo ($18) - seven shade duos with light diffusing technology to maximize the flawless look
Loose Shimmer Powder ($18) - three flirtatious shades to dazzle skin
Face Illuminator ($15) - three skin perfecting shades to achieve the ultimate afterglow
Mosaic Bronzer ($18) - five sultry shades blended for the perfect bronzed babe look
Mosaic Luminous Bronzer ($18) - for the bronzed babe that wants to really shine
Mosaic Blush ($18) -five glow-inducing shade combinations to give cheeks a luminous flush


NAILS, ETC. - for perfect finishes!
Nail Lacquer ($9) - eight high-shine, chip-resistant, long lasting colors
Convertible Lip Brush ($9)
Contoured Eye Brush ($12)
Eye Liner Brush ($12)
Bronzer Brush ($18)
Blush Brush ($16)
Sharpener ($2.50)
Makeup Case ($10)
Total Makeup Remover ($10)

I highly recommend viewing the collection in person to get a real feel of the colors and formulas. And with the reasonable price points, I am sure you will walk out with a bevy of gorgeous new products.

Monday
Oct232006

Shut Up & Kiss Me!

You heard me!  Seriously, this is great!

50% of proceeds from Ramy Beauty Therapy's Shut Up & Kiss Me lipgloss will go to Cancer Care.

bca_ramy.jpgShut Up & Kiss Me is a bronzed pink lipgloss. And it is just not your ordinary gloss. It is another lip plumping lipgloss - called Rise & Shine.

Rise & Shine contains Maxi-Lip, which is a scientific breakthrough ingredient that increases blood flow to the lips sans bruning side effects that are often foundin other plumping glosses. The light reflectors in the gloss also helps to create the illusion of a fuller, more sensual lip. And Ramy says that with 30 days of regular use, users see a 30% increase in lip fullness and a 70% decrease in lines around the lips! That's another good thing.

Shut Up & Kiss Me is available at Ramy Beauty Therapy for $22.