Monthly Archives: July 2008

New Too Faced Galaxy Glam Shadows

Too Faced Galaxy Glam Eye Shadow Last week I told you about Too Faced’s Galaxy Glam Eye Shadows and how gorgeous they are. Too Faced has expanded these eyeshadows by introducing four new shades and they are a great compliment to the existing shades, I already picked up a few more. The new shades are:

Amber Asteroid: dark brown with yellow gold
Cocoa Comet: dark brown with sky blue and peach
Magenta Moon: dark brown with vibrant magenta
Mocha Meteor: dark brown with peach champagne

I picked up Amber Asteroid and Cocoa Comet and I’m absolutely in love with Amber Asteroid. The description Sephora gives is a little misleading but it gives a look an intense golden shimmer… very pretty!

Eye of Intrigue

It took me a long time to cross over into the potted gel eyeliner world but now that I have I must admit I really like them. My newest acquisition is Elizabeth Arden’s Color Intrique Gel Eyeliner.

Elizabeth Arden's Color Intrique Gel Eyeliner There are quite a few reasons why Elizabeth Arden’s Color Intrique Gel Eyeliner appeals to me. First, I like the smoky line it offers though you can get pretty fine with the brush and it has great lasting power. My second reason… this product comes with a brush, most eyeliners don’t come with a brush and if they do they are usually quite shotty. I have to say that I think Liz really put some thought into this brush, it is nicely constructed, compact and cute. Second, the little pot this liner comes in which is not bulky at all. I hate all the deceptive cosmetic packaging you see today, you think you are getting a giant pot but the glass the jar is made of is really like 20 inches thick so you are only getting about an atoms worth of product but paying the price of a 16 ounce tub. This little pot is sweet, exceptionally portable, takes no space in the make-up bag and is not deceptive at all.

I commend Liz on a great product all the way around. My only wish would be that the brush had a cap to keep the brush from getting things dirty. So Liz, if you’re listening…

Allure Magazine Does It Again

Allure August 08 Cover Last year Allure had me going around setting up Outlook reminders for their month of daily giveaways. This year they have done it again.

Allure is giving us 34,328 reasons to love the month of August… that’s the number of freebies they are giving away this month. I’ve gotten a peak at some of the goodies they are giving away and there is some great stuff in this lot. Not only are there beauty goodies, they are also giving away fashion goodies including some gorgeous bags.

Allure's Free Stuff

You can find a calendar of giveaways here and you can even have a daily reminder sent to your phone. Just text “FREESTUFF” to ALLURE (255873). Then you can stop the reminders by texting “STOP” to ALLURE (255873).

Want are you entering a giveaway for? If you win that Kooba bag, we should talk. :)

New and Improved Hope in a Jar

When Philosophy’s new Hope in a Jar with SPF 20 came out, I was pretty excited to try it. I was a fan of the original product and thought I couldn’t go wrong with the new and improved version.

Philosophy Hope in a Jar SPF 20 Unfortunately, this SPF version of Hope in a Jar is not for me. While Philosophy’s Hope in a Jar with SPF 20 looks and smells just like it’s predecessor, it is not exactly the same. The consistency in this moisturizer is a little thicker than before. It seemed fluffy as if this moisturizer was whipped and that didn’t make for a good application for me. I found that it never seemed to fully absorb into my skin and left it feeling pretty greasy right off the bat. I didn’t have this problem before and it wasn’t one I’d put up with for very long. A few days after picking up a full size jar at Sephora, I went back to exchange it for the original Hope in a Jar and some Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral SPF 30. I found that worked out much better for me.

For fans of the original Hope in a Jar, I’d suggest asking for a sample of this product before shelling out your $45.

The Mascara That Vibrates

Lancome Oscillation Mascara By now you’ve probably heard that Lancome will be introducing a vibrating mascara called Ôscillation. Here’s your change to get thsi product now, it will be available for one day only starting Thursday, July 31st. After that, the product will not be available again until the fall when Lancome officially launches this mascara. when the national launch of Ôscillation takes place.

This mascara does go for $34 but we’ve been told the results are unbelievable. You can find the mascara online at Lancome and Sephora but it will also be available at the following locations:

Atlanta: Macy’s at the Lenox Square Mall
Brea: The Lancôme Boutique at the Brea Mall
Costa Mesa: Nordstrom at South Coast Plaza
Chicago: Macy’s on State Street and Bon-Ton at the Yorktown Mall
Dallas: Dillard’s and the Lancôme Boutique at NorthPark Center
Houston: Neiman Marcus at the Galleria
Miami: Macy’s at the Dadeland Mall
Manhattan: Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale’s 59th Street, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s Herald Square and the Lancôme boutique on Columbus Avenue
San Francisco: Macy’s Union Square
Santa Clara: The Lancôme Boutique at the Valley Fair Mall
Short Hills: The Lancôme Boutique at the Short Hills Mall

We can’t wait to get our hands on it!

Product Girl Wants You

In case you haven’t noticed, things have slowed down here at Product Girl quite a bit. We’ve had a busy summer and it’s been hard trying to keep up everything that’s been going! Because of that, we’re now looking for new writers to contribute to and help manage Product Girl.

Do you love beauty products as much as we do? Then send me an email with a writing sample. We’d love to have you write for Product Girl. Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Basic familiarity with various beauty brands.
  • Ability to write in a casual, breezy manner.
  • Willingness to test and review beauty products within a specified time frame.
  • Ability to contribute 3 to 5 posts per week.
  • Interest in helping to manage Product Girl is a plus!
  • Knowledge of basic HTML and familiarity with WordPress is a plus!

While this is not a paid position, you’ll get free beauty products and sneak peeks at the newest products in the industry and chances to attend beauty events depending on your location. Also, Product Girl is a great exposure for your writing!

My Favorite Time of Year: Pt. 2

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale We are down to less than 24 hours and counting until the big sale begins and I’m so looking forward to it so I wanted to share a few more picks with you. I’m not sure what’s better though, the start of the sale or that The Dark Knight is finally in theatres. Beauty products or the hotness that is Christian Bale? That is a very close race. :)

Prada Infusion D'Iris Gift Set From the moment I first smelled this perfume in a Nordstrom catalog a few months ago, it was love, or rather obsession. As part of the sale, Prada is now putting this fragrance in a gift set. The Prada Infusion D’Iris’ Gift Set goes for $95 and includes 3.4oz eau de perfume spray and body lotion. I’ve been holding back on buying this fragrance for awhile because it is rather pricey but with a matching body lotion, I might just make the leap. You can find an in depth review at Now Smell This.

Trish McEvoy Little Black Card Sable Collection Next up is Trish McEvoy’s Little Black Card. This card is part of her Sable Collection and features all over face color, blush, 3 eyeshadows, 1 powder eyeliner, concealer and 4 lipglosses with SPF 15 all in one little package slightly bigger and thicker than a business card. Can it get any more portable? I think not. I’ve only tried a few of this line’s products but I think this will be my perfect introduction into the rest of her line. I was at the counter yesterday and already spotted a few glosses that are on my wishlist, like Pretty.

Smashbox Socialite Beauty Collection The Smashbox Socialist Beauty Collection includes an two different eye brighteners, an eyeshadow quad, a blush/bronzer duo, cream eyeliner, lipgloss and mascara packed in a cute little woven clutch. There’s also a matching brush set. I have some experience with Smashbox but not a ton. This collection peaked my interest though; I think it’s a pretty good value for what’s in it and again, a good way to get more familiar with the line. There are a few products in this collection that I’ve been curious about so I’m scooping this up.

Trish McEvoy Beauty to Go Refillable Pen Last but certainly not least is Trish McEvoy’s Beauty To Go Refillable Pen. I’ve been lusting after YSL’s Perfect Touch Radiant Brush Foundation mainly because it looks so convenient with the brush built in but now I can have the same convenience with this product. I checked it out yesterday and the brush is not as wide as in YSL’s but I really love the idea behind this product. You can put your favorite foundation or tinted moisturizer in it and have it ready to go with just a few clicks. You got to love that portability.

Of course there are plenty more Nordstrom Beauty Exclusives and you can check them all out here. What have you ordered or will you be picking up?

Rock the Vote

Voting has never been so pretty! This election year Stila is teaming up with Rock the Vote to raise awareness for voter registration. Stila created a new limited edition lipstick called Rock the Vote Red with a pink-red hue. Stila’s Rock the Vote Red will go on sale tomorrow on their website. Also, Stila will donate 25% of the proceeds from the first 500 lipsticks sold to Rock the Vote in support of all their efforts to mobilize young people to get involved in the political process.

Stila Rock the Vote Red Lipstick

Are you registered to vote? If not, what are you waiting for? You can find more information on registering to vote at Rock the Vote.