Tuesday
Aug152006

MAC's Newest - Plushglass!

MAC has finally ventured into the lip plumping lip gloss market. I mean they had to just in order compete. We all know that lip plumpers are a temporary fix, with some working better than others, so I was anxious to try Plushglass.

mac_plushglass.jpgAt the MAC store, I gazed at all the colors they had left in stock, and opened some. I first noticed a smell of vanilla with a hint of cinnamon - yum! As I started swiping the shades over my hand, I knew I had a very hard decision to make. Pretty Plush, Plus Luxe, Wildly Lush, Big Kiss, and Cushy White were my favorites. And if I hadn't just spent almost $400 at Sephora in my immediate stop before, I would have taken them all. But I finally settled on Pretty Plush (a very light pink with opalescent pearl, very similar to Oyster Girl Lipglass) and Cushy White (clear, with a hint of pearl, more like a sheen).

Almost immediately upon leaving the store, I whipped one out of the bag, Pretty Plush, and applied it over my slightly worn off lipstick. The vanilla flavor was there, but the taste of cinnamon was undetected. Then about 30 seconds or so after applying, it became cool, not too tingly, with just a fresh and cool feeling.

A few minutes later, I checked to see if I noticed any extra fullness. My lips seemed a bit fuller, more so smoother and hydrated looking.

Happy? Yes, of course. I mean it is another new lipgloss, from MAC no less. But would I purchase it on the sheer fact that I wanted fuller lips? Probably not. Bottom-line, if you love lipgloss, the shades are beautiful enough to want to buy Plushglass on that premise alone.

Plushglass is $17.50  at maccosmetics.com

Sunday
Aug132006

Back to School Beauty - Traffic School

When we plan our yearly Back to School feature, we usually don't plan on Traffic School as being a part of it. But when I recently browsed the Benefit counter and found their Lipstick in Traffic School ($16) , I knew it just had to be included.

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This is the perfect pink- berry lip color for fall. Like all of Benefit's lipsticks, it glides on smoothly and imparts a sheer glossy shade on the lips. Lip gloss is never needed with this lipstick as it is already full of shine.

Look for Traffic School at BenefitCosmetics.com and Benefit Counters - and just maybe you will only get a warning (tee hee) this time!

Saturday
Aug122006

Back to School Beauty - SO...?

What attitude do you want to project when going back to school ... Wild, Desirable, or Kissable?

There is a great new brand (new to the US, anyway) called So...?. The So...? collection includes So...? Kiss Me, So...? Desirable, and So...? Wild. Each scent has a different energy and every girl will find one that is perfect for her. Whether you want that special someone to notice you or you want to be the life of the party, So...? is sure to have a fragrance for you.


SO...? KISS ME

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I would say that KISS ME is for a girl who wants a more kissable fragrance, with a combination of sweet fruit and sassy sensuality. Top notes of blackcurrant, pineapple, and citron are complemented by layers of vanilla and a floral heart of musk and woods.

 

 

 

SO...? DESIRABLE

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A girl looking to bring our her romantic side, will fit perfect with this scent. DESIRABLE is a seductive type of fragrance, with a slight of whimsy added on in. The aromas of musk, freesia, and magnolia, are softened with fruity notes of apple and mandarin.
 

 

 

SO...? WILD

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This one is great for a girl who has a definite passion for life. WILD is a contemporary floral fragrance combining sweet pineapple and tangerine citrus top notes with jasmine and vanilla.

 

 

 

All of the SO...? Fragrances are available at Kohl's in the following:
Eau de Toilette (1.7 oz.) for $16.95
Eau de Toilette (.67 oz.) for $8.50
Body Fragrance (2.5 oz.) for $4.50
A variety of fragrance gift sets, that come in great tote bags with things like lip gloss and lotion are available seasonally as well.

You can learn more about SO...? at sofragrance.com.