Monthly Archives: May 2007

Frustation Is…

Vincent Longo Pearlessence Gel Stains … driving to the 4 Sephora stores in the area to find the new Vincent Longo Pearlessence Gel Stains only to be told at the last stop they will arrive in stores in Friday. I was so excited to pick some of these up since these are my absolute favorite lip stains. These new shimmery lip and cheek gel stains were featured in the Sephora “Summer Survival” catalog so I thought it was safe to assume it would be in stores now. Imagine my surprise that the Seattle area stores didn’t think to stock all the items they are promoting in that catalog. I’m too impatient to order them online but even if I wanted to, I couldn’t get all three… some are temporarily out of stock. I will be first in line to get them on Friday though, this time I’m driving to only one store. The things I do for cosmetics. 🙂

Sephora's Sun Safety Kit

I have to say, Sephora has some really great ideas. First it was presenting a fragrance gift certificate in a more enjoyable way. Now they have a kit that let’s you try a variety of travel-safe sun protection products.

Sephora's Sun Safety Kit For $22, you can purchase Sephora’s new Sun Safety Kit packed with trial versions of products from well known brands. This is a great way to get your feet wet in the world of suncreen for a few reasons. First, 100% of the net profits (that’s $18.23 of the $22.00 purchase price) will be given to the Skin Cancer Foundation. Second, this is what it contains:

  • Murad Waterproof Sunblock SPF 30
  • Bliss Sunban Face SPF 30+
  • Clarins Sun Wrinkle Control Eye Contour Care SPF 30
  • Juice Beauty SPF 15 Tinted Lip Moisturizer in Playful
  • Peter Thomas Roth Max Sheer All Day Defense Moisture Lotion SPF 30
  • Korres Natural Products Watermelon Sunscreen Face Cream SPF 30
  • Cosmedicine Global Health Face SPF 30
  • DDF Glossy Lip Therapy SPF 15.

All of this in a cute little, FDA approved bag. To support a great cause and get to play with these products is a great way to spend your money.

Sephora’s Sun Safety Kit

I have to say, Sephora has some really great ideas. First it was presenting a fragrance gift certificate in a more enjoyable way. Now they have a kit that let’s you try a variety of travel-safe sun protection products.

Sephora's Sun Safety Kit For $22, you can purchase Sephora’s new Sun Safety Kit packed with trial versions of products from well known brands. This is a great way to get your feet wet in the world of suncreen for a few reasons. First, 100% of the net profits (that’s $18.23 of the $22.00 purchase price) will be given to the Skin Cancer Foundation. Second, this is what it contains:

  • Murad Waterproof Sunblock SPF 30
  • Bliss Sunban Face SPF 30+
  • Clarins Sun Wrinkle Control Eye Contour Care SPF 30
  • Juice Beauty SPF 15 Tinted Lip Moisturizer in Playful
  • Peter Thomas Roth Max Sheer All Day Defense Moisture Lotion SPF 30
  • Korres Natural Products Watermelon Sunscreen Face Cream SPF 30
  • Cosmedicine Global Health Face SPF 30
  • DDF Glossy Lip Therapy SPF 15.

All of this in a cute little, FDA approved bag. To support a great cause and get to play with these products is a great way to spend your money.

Glam Rock Eyes

Lorac's Glam Rocks Being a girl with a love for eyeshadow, playing with Lorac’s new Glam Rocks has been a lot of fun. This product is loose eyeshadow with a very metalic finish. This shadow is ultra pigmented as well so this makes for a very powerful punch of color on the eyes in your choice of three shades; Metallic Pearl, Metallic Copper and Metallic Gold. I was really impressed with the color payoff with this product and my favorite of the bunch, Metallic Gold, is the most amazing yellow gold hued eyeshadow I have ever seen. The shape of the packaging is a little odd in my opinion but I would love to see Lorac put out more shades with this product, these precious metals are not enough.

This is cross posted from Lipstick, Powder & Paint while the lovely Ellen is away. 🙂

Stila's New Summer Eyeshadow Trio

Stila Summer Eyeshadow Trio Every time Stila puts something new out, I am drawn to it… even if it’s in shades I wouldn’t really wear. I’m always impressed with how they present their products and this new Summer Eyeshadow Trio is no exception. This summer’s eyeshadow trios take care of all of your eyeshadow needs to leave you looking like you vacationed on the Mexican Riviera. This includes your base, crease and liner shades. This trio has three variations to choose from; Mazatlan, a light golden tan, bronze and deep bronze. There’s also Vallarta; a shimmering pearl, rose nude shimmer and muted burgundy shimmmer. Finally, there’s Acapulco (pictured) with shimmering light gold, vibrant golden green shimmer and deep bronze shadows. Acapulco is calling my name, I’m a sucker for a pretty green shadow.

Stila’s New Summer Eyeshadow Trio

Stila Summer Eyeshadow Trio Every time Stila puts something new out, I am drawn to it… even if it’s in shades I wouldn’t really wear. I’m always impressed with how they present their products and this new Summer Eyeshadow Trio is no exception. This summer’s eyeshadow trios take care of all of your eyeshadow needs to leave you looking like you vacationed on the Mexican Riviera. This includes your base, crease and liner shades. This trio has three variations to choose from; Mazatlan, a light golden tan, bronze and deep bronze. There’s also Vallarta; a shimmering pearl, rose nude shimmer and muted burgundy shimmmer. Finally, there’s Acapulco (pictured) with shimmering light gold, vibrant golden green shimmer and deep bronze shadows. Acapulco is calling my name, I’m a sucker for a pretty green shadow.

No Podcast Episode This Week

This week’s episode will be postponed for next week. I usually record on Sundays and I spent more time with my family for Mother’s Day instead. As mentioned previously, we will be talking about Michael Blomsterberg’s book Hairapy: Deeper than the Roots, Carmindy’s book The 5 Minute Face, the CEW’s 2007 Beauty Awards winning products and a new segment from a new contributor. As always, your feedback is welcome. You can email us or leave a message at 801-335-1219.

Weekend Reads

PJ at A Touch of Blusher tells us about Dior’s Summer 2007 Collection.

Beth at Ageless in Los Angeles talks about Prom: No Longer Just Gowns And Corsages, Now Botox And Restylane.

Michelle at All Lacquered Up breaks down the who, what and why about toxic chemicals in nail polish.

Carleen at Beauty and Fashion Tech talks about the top 5 skincare products for any skin type.

Aparna at Beauty and Personality Grooming has a quick remedy for dandruff.

Henna at Canadian Beauty talks about great Mother’s Day Presents.

Elke of the Elke Von Freudenberg [ Blog ] ponders a new way to make it in the makeup business. Briefly.

Aden at Let’s talk about beauty and health shares some information on skin cancer, learning how to self screen.

Ellen at Lipstick, Powder n Paint shares some of Jo Malone’s beautiful Mother’s Day gifts.

Teri at Pretty by Nature tells us all about PhytoOrganics – a hair care line from Nexxus.

Toya at the Life of a Ladybug tries lips by Rimmel and Sally.

Christina at eBeautyDaily addresses a common home hair coloring problem and its solutions.

More from Maryam's Soap Nook

I have developed a real fondness for Maryam’s Soap Nook products since I have started using them. They are wonderfully rich and aromatic. What’s not to love?

Maryam's Soap Nook Shea Butter and Dead Sea Salt Glow Scrub I mentioned her soap a few weeks ago but I wanted to mention another one of her products. Maryam also makes an amazing Shea Butter and Dead Sea Salt Glow Scrub. I tried this product in Ocean Spray and it’s a great invigorating scent with fresh citrus, mint, honeysuckle and musk. Sometimes you need more than one strength in a product and in my case, this scrub is fantastic for when I want to use a scrub that does leave my body feeling like an oil slick. When you slather it on, you can really see and feel the goodness in this product. It has a really rich creamy lather to it that I loved. Most of all, I really loved that I could move around my tub without feeling like I was going to slip and fall. This did not leave a slippery mess in my tub.

More from Maryam’s Soap Nook

I have developed a real fondness for Maryam’s Soap Nook products since I have started using them. They are wonderfully rich and aromatic. What’s not to love?

Maryam's Soap Nook Shea Butter and Dead Sea Salt Glow Scrub I mentioned her soap a few weeks ago but I wanted to mention another one of her products. Maryam also makes an amazing Shea Butter and Dead Sea Salt Glow Scrub. I tried this product in Ocean Spray and it’s a great invigorating scent with fresh citrus, mint, honeysuckle and musk. Sometimes you need more than one strength in a product and in my case, this scrub is fantastic for when I want to use a scrub that does leave my body feeling like an oil slick. When you slather it on, you can really see and feel the goodness in this product. It has a really rich creamy lather to it that I loved. Most of all, I really loved that I could move around my tub without feeling like I was going to slip and fall. This did not leave a slippery mess in my tub.