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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.



The Master at Work.

Pat McGrath. Makeup artist. Max Factor. Master.

Here is some great behind-the-scenes footage from the recent Oscar de la Renta show of the master showing us how to get runway looks with Max Factor products.

If you can't see the YouTube player below, simply click here:
to view the short video.



Pink Chocolates - Clinique's Holiday Colour Collection..

How 'bout a little pink chocolate to go with your hot toddie this holiday season? I am so excited to have tried this fabulous new collection from Clinique, that I just had to share it with you - way before the holidays!

The highlight of the collection just has to be the Pink Chocolate Color Surge Eyeshadow Quad ($25). This limited edition wardrobe of shadows take your sweetie pie eyes from day to evening in a cinch. The colors included are a pale pink, nude blush, dark chocolate, and milk chocolate. And I have to say that these are the softest feeling shadows I have used in a long time.

I topped the shadow with their new Brush-on Cream Liner ($14.50) in Chocolate Lustre. This is a creamy gel liner, that almost dries instantly. With their eyeliner brush, application is simple - and it can be applied with the thin side and then blended out with the thicker side of the brush. You just have to be careful to blend it rather quickly, as like I said, it is quick-drying. And be sure you only use a teeny-tiny bit of the cream, as a bit goes so very far.

Onto the mascara - Chocolate Lustre is the name again, but this is their High Definition Lashes ($13.50). This mascara provides extreme length and definition with it's double-sided brush/comb applicator.

Shimmering Tones Powder ($28.50) in Pink Chocolate, is a checkered palette of illuminating powders in an array of pale and medium pink tones, mixed with chocolate tones. The look? Swept over the face leaves skin radiant and elegantly sheen.

Liner first. Quickliner for Lips ($13.50), a twist up creamy lip pencil, comes in two new shades in this collection - Beige Plum and Pink Truffle.

Long Last Lipstick ($14.00). Clinique's all-time best selling lipstick - it won't feather, stain, or dry out, has added a few new shades for the Pink Chocolate collection. The shades: Pink Chocolate, Sunlit Copper, Sugared Maple, Violet Berry, Beauty, and Night Flower.

My fave for the lips are Pink Truffle Quickliner to line, then Pink Chocolate or Violet Berry on top - depending on the look you want. Pink Chocolate is a beautiful pinky bronzed brown, while Violet Berry is a sheer berry - very pretty.

Look for The Clinique Pink Chocolates Holiday Colour Collection at the counter or online starting in November.

Not having used Clinique for a long while, I forgot just how great the products are and how much I really like them. It was the first makeup counter I visited with my Mom when I was a young teenager, by the way. For years, Clinique was all that I was "allowed" to use on my face. Glad to see that their best selling original 3 step system is still the core of their skin care product line. Look for my new review of that coming up soon!

As soon as I get my card reader working or break down and get a new one, I will definitely post you some pictures.