Monthly Archives: June 2008

Essie Neon Collection

Essie Neon Collection Essie’s new Neon collection is 4 nail colors that are loud and eye popping but in a good way. Simply put, these new shades from Essie are just fun to wear. This collection features:

Shorty Pants – a light up the night electric yellow
Short Shorts – a shockingly flamingo pink
Bermuda Shorts – a high-voltage violet
Mini Shorts – a vibrant orange pop

I’ve been wearing Bermuda Shorts on my fingernails this week and I still get a little kick out seeing this shade on my hands, especially in different lights. I tried this out with Essie’s First Base base coat and Essie’s Good to Go top coat so we’ll have reviews on those two products soon.

What shade would you pick? What are you wearing on your nails this week?

MAC Cosmetics Friends & Family Discount

Need to stock on your MAC Cosmetics favorites? Today is a good day to do that. For today only, you can save 15% off your purchase and get free shipping when shopping online. Just enter in code MACFF8 to get started.

MAC Cosmetics Friends & Family Discount

Looking to try something new? Their new Volcanic Ash Exfoliator is definitely worth trying out (we’ll be reviewing this tomorrow morning).

Update: the promotion has been extended until tomorrow!

Laura Mercier's Flawless Face Kit

Attention Beauty Insider members! Sephora now has an exclusive Laura Mercier kit that is only available to their Beauty Insiders. I got all fluttery inside when I saw this.

Laura Mercier Flawless Face Kit This Laura Mercier Flawless Face Kit features smaller versions of some of the lines more popular products for only $65. Get acquainted with why the Laura Mercier line is known for their “flawless face” with their Foundation Primer, Tinted Moisturizer, Undercover Concealer, Loose Setting Powder, a velour puff and 2 brushes.

I can’t wait to see this kit in person so I’m ordering this in Nude, I think it would be quicker than waiting for Sephora to stock it in their stores! Cross your fingers that the shades will work for me! 🙂

Laura Mercier’s Flawless Face Kit

Attention Beauty Insider members! Sephora now has an exclusive Laura Mercier kit that is only available to their Beauty Insiders. I got all fluttery inside when I saw this.

Laura Mercier Flawless Face Kit This Laura Mercier Flawless Face Kit features smaller versions of some of the lines more popular products for only $65. Get acquainted with why the Laura Mercier line is known for their “flawless face” with their Foundation Primer, Tinted Moisturizer, Undercover Concealer, Loose Setting Powder, a velour puff and 2 brushes.

I can’t wait to see this kit in person so I’m ordering this in Nude, I think it would be quicker than waiting for Sephora to stock it in their stores! Cross your fingers that the shades will work for me! 🙂

What's in Erin's Bag?

Now it’s Erin from Scandalous Beauty’s turn to show us what she’s carrying around in her bag.

What's in Erin's Bag

My bag is my little home away from home. It’s a Jacobs by Marc Jacobs tote that I bought at the Marc Jacobs accessories store in Soho, NYC last month. Everything is a steal in that tiny little store, I don’t remember seeing anything over $50! After you get an amazing cupcake from Magnolia Bakery, you must hit Marc Jacobs!

Take a peek inside:
2008 Planner
Sprint Treo (Which I hate, by the way)
Pen (from MAC Naughty Nauticals Event!)
Wallet

So, let’s indulge inside the beauty bag. MAC NC50 Select Cover Up Concealer and MAC Studio Fix NW43 are my staples, I can’t seem to live without them! I use the concealer in place of foundation most days. Do you remember MAC Smoke Signals collection last year?? Well, I couldn’t get enough, and still can’t! I keep half of the collection in my bag, including Ablaze Blush and the Gentle Fume Eyeshadow Quad. NARS Taj Mahal Blush is my all time favorite cheek color, it gives the truly sun-kissed glow that we all love!!! Billy B. Beauty Brush #3 is recycled for my powder, brush and emergency buffing of concealer. His brushes are sooo perfect for travel because they are short-handled!! I didn’t realize that I have 3 tubes of mascara, 2 of MAC Zoomlash and Chanel Imitable Mascara! And clearly, there are a slew of lipcolors including MAC Lipcolors in Love Nectar, Style Minx, Hey, Sailor, Viva Glam VI, Swelter and Warm Smile Tendertone. Poor little Becca Lipgloss in Flirtini is all by her lonesome! Wow. I need to clean out my bag! Ciao Bellas!

And that’s it, this is the last “What’s in Her Bag” post we’ll be featuring for now. Thanks for bearing with us! We’ll be back to our normal content tomorrow.

What’s in Erin’s Bag?

Now it’s Erin from Scandalous Beauty’s turn to show us what she’s carrying around in her bag.

What's in Erin's Bag

My bag is my little home away from home. It’s a Jacobs by Marc Jacobs tote that I bought at the Marc Jacobs accessories store in Soho, NYC last month. Everything is a steal in that tiny little store, I don’t remember seeing anything over $50! After you get an amazing cupcake from Magnolia Bakery, you must hit Marc Jacobs!

Take a peek inside:
2008 Planner
Sprint Treo (Which I hate, by the way)
Pen (from MAC Naughty Nauticals Event!)
Wallet

So, let’s indulge inside the beauty bag. MAC NC50 Select Cover Up Concealer and MAC Studio Fix NW43 are my staples, I can’t seem to live without them! I use the concealer in place of foundation most days. Do you remember MAC Smoke Signals collection last year?? Well, I couldn’t get enough, and still can’t! I keep half of the collection in my bag, including Ablaze Blush and the Gentle Fume Eyeshadow Quad. NARS Taj Mahal Blush is my all time favorite cheek color, it gives the truly sun-kissed glow that we all love!!! Billy B. Beauty Brush #3 is recycled for my powder, brush and emergency buffing of concealer. His brushes are sooo perfect for travel because they are short-handled!! I didn’t realize that I have 3 tubes of mascara, 2 of MAC Zoomlash and Chanel Imitable Mascara! And clearly, there are a slew of lipcolors including MAC Lipcolors in Love Nectar, Style Minx, Hey, Sailor, Viva Glam VI, Swelter and Warm Smile Tendertone. Poor little Becca Lipgloss in Flirtini is all by her lonesome! Wow. I need to clean out my bag! Ciao Bellas!

And that’s it, this is the last “What’s in Her Bag” post we’ll be featuring for now. Thanks for bearing with us! We’ll be back to our normal content tomorrow.

What's in Ellen's Bag?

Today is the last day of our look into the bags of my fellow beauty beauty bloggers. I’ve had a lot of fun looking into their bags and I hope you had fun too. Today we’re wrapping things up with Ellen from Lipstick, Powder and Paint and Erin from Scandalous Beauty. Let’s see what Ellen’s carrying…

What's in Ellen's Bag

I am addicted to handbags and am loving this Cole Haan one. It is pretty much my everyday bag for the summer.

These are some not so exciting items that are in my bag every day:
Sunglasses to protect my baby blue peepers
Wallet
Cell phone (it’s such an oldie – but it works)
Business card holder – cause you never know you you’ll meet
Pen
Listerine Pocket Mist and
My Tylenol Extra Strength – I get migraines all the time.

The fun stuff in my MAC Fafi Makeup Bag:
Chanel Allure Sensuelle fragrance – my absolute favourite in the world!
Guerlain Terracotta Moisturizing Bronzing Powder Long Lasting in Makeup Artist
L’Oreal Paris Infallible Lipgloss in Sangria
Guerlian Gloss in – I have not idea what colour!!
Rimmel Vinyl Stars Mirror Shine Lipgloss in Born to Bling
Lancome Powder Brush
Susan Posnick Colorflo Mineral Foundation with built in brush
Benefit Posie Tint

The “I would be crazy not to bring” stuff:
La Roche-Posay Antherpos – I just recently found out I have sun damage on my lips – yikes!
Travel size Vichy Capital Soleil SPF 60 for my body
Vichy Capital Soleil SPF 30 for my face
My Vichy UV Alarm bracelet that will warn me when harmful UV rays are out to get me!
Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets

Later today we’ll be peaking into Scandalous Beauty’s bag so check back later this afternoon.

What’s in Ellen’s Bag?

Today is the last day of our look into the bags of my fellow beauty beauty bloggers. I’ve had a lot of fun looking into their bags and I hope you had fun too. Today we’re wrapping things up with Ellen from Lipstick, Powder and Paint and Erin from Scandalous Beauty. Let’s see what Ellen’s carrying…

What's in Ellen's Bag

I am addicted to handbags and am loving this Cole Haan one. It is pretty much my everyday bag for the summer.

These are some not so exciting items that are in my bag every day:
Sunglasses to protect my baby blue peepers
Wallet
Cell phone (it’s such an oldie – but it works)
Business card holder – cause you never know you you’ll meet
Pen
Listerine Pocket Mist and
My Tylenol Extra Strength – I get migraines all the time.

The fun stuff in my MAC Fafi Makeup Bag:
Chanel Allure Sensuelle fragrance – my absolute favourite in the world!
Guerlain Terracotta Moisturizing Bronzing Powder Long Lasting in Makeup Artist
L’Oreal Paris Infallible Lipgloss in Sangria
Guerlian Gloss in – I have not idea what colour!!
Rimmel Vinyl Stars Mirror Shine Lipgloss in Born to Bling
Lancome Powder Brush
Susan Posnick Colorflo Mineral Foundation with built in brush
Benefit Posie Tint

The “I would be crazy not to bring” stuff:
La Roche-Posay Antherpos – I just recently found out I have sun damage on my lips – yikes!
Travel size Vichy Capital Soleil SPF 60 for my body
Vichy Capital Soleil SPF 30 for my face
My Vichy UV Alarm bracelet that will warn me when harmful UV rays are out to get me!
Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets

Later today we’ll be peaking into Scandalous Beauty’s bag so check back later this afternoon.

What’s in Amber’s Bag?

What's in Amber's Bag Today we’re looking at what is in Amber’s bag. Amber is the amazing blogger behind Beauty Blogging Junkie. Not only is her blog fantastic but she has the best Lost recaps ever. Being a Lost gal, I look forward to them every week. Here’s what she says…

The bag is a Tory Burch canvas tote gifted to me by L’Oreal when we visited the L’Oreal store in the Beverly Center during the Total Beauty Beauty Tour of LA. I am in LOVE with it. You’ve caught me at a very edited-down state, makeup-wise. First, I was recently on vaca and so this isn’t my typical handbag and second, I am just not feeling makeup in this 95 degree heat we’re undergoing in NYC. Here’s what Tory is containing lately:

What's in Amber's Bag

  • A Jaqua Treasure Bag – this pink and brown and pink confection is perfect for keeping in your purse.
  • Clinique Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss in Cocoa – this is a preview shade (it’s not out yet) I got from Clinique that I am lurving.
  • Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Maximum Coverage Concealer – hides dark circles on the go.
  • MAC Tendertone Lip Balm SPF 12 in Hot N’ Saucy saved my life by the pool on my recent sojourn to the Bahamas.
  • Benefit Dr. Feelgood – is the answer to the anti-powder girl’s shine issues.
  • Kiss My Face Organic Cranberry Orange SPF 15 Lip Balm – is an odd combo of flavors, but it tastes surprisingly divine.
  • Beauty Rehab Rose Salve – is the anti-pot-balm gal’s substitution for Smith’s Rose Salve.
  • Nailtiques Cushion Sponge File – I’m lost without this teeny tiny file, which fixes snags in an instant.

Come back tomorrow when we’ll be peaking into the bags from the gals at Lipstick, Powder and Paint and Scandalous Beauty to wrap up our What’s in Her Bag series.