The Best of the Beauty Blogs.

beauty_blogging_friends.jpgMy lovely beauty bloggin' ladies have some great posts up this week.

Be sure to give them a read:

From Elke, the eyebrow expert at The Beauty Newsletter is a great read on how to get model eyebrows.

How to do Eye Makeup for Asian Eyes  is told over at Beautynomics.

Bon Bons in the Bath gives you her picks for the prettiest stocking stuffers this year.

Hello Dollface has a beauty extravaganza with Piaffe, Pixi and L'oreal!

Beauty Hatchery hosts a debate on whether rubbing perfume into the skin
alters the scent.

And Lipstick, Powder 'n Paint have some tips to do battle with the cold this winter.


A Simple 3 - Step System.

clinique_3step.jpgThe Clinique 3 Step Skin Care System. It was my first introduction to skin care - way back when.

I recently revisited this simple 3 Step System. The steps are still the same, but the products have gotten even better.

The 3 Steps are cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize. The products are different for different skin types, though. Or as Clinique says, your skin profile.

Finding out your skin profile is simple. You can either visit your local Clinique counter, or you can fill out an interactive profile online. Your profile will let you know exactly which products you should use.

My recommendations were to start with the Liquid Facial Soap - Extra Mild, follow that with Clarifying Lotion 1, which is a liquid toner, and to finish up with Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion. I love the fact that the soap is now in a liquid form for my skin type - it is simple to just pump out of the bottle.  And just one little squirt gives me enough to remove all makeup, dirt, and oils from my face. The clarifying lotion removes every last bit of film from my face, and it makes it feel alive - refreshed. Finally, the moisturizing lotion is available in a pump too - and it is still a good daily moisturizer for me. 

Make a revisit to the Clinique counter, if you haven't been there recently. And give the 3-Step a try.



Go with the Glow!

I recently mentioned how to get that glow from within look, but what about when you need a little extra glow on the outside?

sk_glow.jpgYou go to Target, and pick up Sonia Kashuk's GO WITH THE GLOW SET.

For just $19.99, the retractable kabuki brush is worth the price of admission alone. 

Apply the pinkish opalescent powder any where you want a little pick-me-up. A quick dusting on the tops of the cheek bones and brow bone gives an instant refreshing look.

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