Monthly Archives: January 2009

Dylan's Candy Bar Stackable Candy Lip Saver

The Dylan’s Candy Bar bath and body line is reasonably new to Sephora and is part of the Dylan’s Candy Bar store in New York. With the packaging being so colorful, cute and kitschy, I couldn’t resist picking it up while I was in Sephora last week. That and my aforementioned lip balm addiction made me do this.

dylans-candy-bar-stackable-candy-lip-saver The Dylan’s Candy Bar Stackable Candy Lip Saver has 4 stackable lip balms in Coconut Bon Bon, Birthday Cake Batter Lip Saver, Strawberry Licorice and my personal favorite; Chocolate Cupcake. Don’t be fooled by the colors on the packaging, that’s just eye candy… no grape or cherry lip balms here. The lip balms smell so good you’ll swear someone put some cake batter or a chocolate cupcake right under your nose.

For a lip balm addict, it’s all about the consistency and I’m loving the consistency in these lip balms. You can pat out enough for a thin layer of moisture or really warm it up and apply a thich layer of product on the lips. It’s not sticky or tacky, it’s just a nice emollient lip balm.

The best thing about Dylan’s Candy Bar Stackable Candy Lip Saver set is that you have 4 lip balms to do with as you will… you can leave one in the car, leave one by the nightstand, leave one in your desk at work and leave one in your purse. That just about covers all the areas I’ll need to stash some of this in. 🙂

Dylan’s Candy Bar Stackable Candy Lip Saver

The Dylan’s Candy Bar bath and body line is reasonably new to Sephora and is part of the Dylan’s Candy Bar store in New York. With the packaging being so colorful, cute and kitschy, I couldn’t resist picking it up while I was in Sephora last week. That and my aforementioned lip balm addiction made me do this.

dylans-candy-bar-stackable-candy-lip-saver The Dylan’s Candy Bar Stackable Candy Lip Saver has 4 stackable lip balms in Coconut Bon Bon, Birthday Cake Batter Lip Saver, Strawberry Licorice and my personal favorite; Chocolate Cupcake. Don’t be fooled by the colors on the packaging, that’s just eye candy… no grape or cherry lip balms here. The lip balms smell so good you’ll swear someone put some cake batter or a chocolate cupcake right under your nose.

For a lip balm addict, it’s all about the consistency and I’m loving the consistency in these lip balms. You can pat out enough for a thin layer of moisture or really warm it up and apply a thich layer of product on the lips. It’s not sticky or tacky, it’s just a nice emollient lip balm.

The best thing about Dylan’s Candy Bar Stackable Candy Lip Saver set is that you have 4 lip balms to do with as you will… you can leave one in the car, leave one by the nightstand, leave one in your desk at work and leave one in your purse. That just about covers all the areas I’ll need to stash some of this in. 🙂

New! Tarte's Spring 2009 Collection

Tarte’s new spring collection is now available online and in stores. The new spring 2009 limited edition collection features this new Spring Greening Reuseable Straw Palette and more. The palette includes 6 eyeshadows with a bamboo eyeshadow brush (did you know that bamboo is the fastest growing wood plant in the world?) and three lipglosses in a straw case. Once you’re done with the palette, you can remove the tray and use it to store whatever you would like.

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New! Tarte’s Spring 2009 Collection

Tarte’s new spring collection is now available online and in stores. The new spring 2009 limited edition collection features this new Spring Greening Reuseable Straw Palette and more. The palette includes 6 eyeshadows with a bamboo eyeshadow brush (did you know that bamboo is the fastest growing wood plant in the world?) and three lipglosses in a straw case. Once you’re done with the palette, you can remove the tray and use it to store whatever you would like.

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New! Kiehl's Scented Lip Balms & Portable Essence Oils

Speaking of Kiehl’s, they recently released some new scents for their lip balms and more recently, relaunched their classic essence oils in a new portable format with a rollerball applicator.

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These new Portable Essence Oils are available in Musk 1921, Coriander 1946, Vanilla 1968 and Grapefruit 1976, with each date corresponds to the year the scent was formulated. You can mix these oils together or wear them individually. The good news is 6 more scents will be introduced in the coming months. Each oil is $25 and they are available in stores and online now.

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If you’re a lip balm connoisseur, you already know Kiehl’s makes an amazing lip balm. If not, now you do! 🙂 Kiehl’s Scented Lip Balm #1 now has new scents. The new scents of Coconut, Mango and Vanilla join the existing scents of Cranberry Mint and Pear. As a gal that can never have enough lip balms, I think this one is a classic. I buy the cheap ones, I buy the mid-range ones and I buy the expensive ones but in the end, I always come back to this one. Pear is my personal favorite. You can also find this available in stores and online now.

New! Kiehl’s Scented Lip Balms & Portable Essence Oils

Speaking of Kiehl’s, they recently released some new scents for their lip balms and more recently, relaunched their classic essence oils in a new portable format with a rollerball applicator.

kiehls-portable-essence-oils

These new Portable Essence Oils are available in Musk 1921, Coriander 1946, Vanilla 1968 and Grapefruit 1976, with each date corresponds to the year the scent was formulated. You can mix these oils together or wear them individually. The good news is 6 more scents will be introduced in the coming months. Each oil is $25 and they are available in stores and online now.

new-kiehls-lip-balms

If you’re a lip balm connoisseur, you already know Kiehl’s makes an amazing lip balm. If not, now you do! 🙂 Kiehl’s Scented Lip Balm #1 now has new scents. The new scents of Coconut, Mango and Vanilla join the existing scents of Cranberry Mint and Pear. As a gal that can never have enough lip balms, I think this one is a classic. I buy the cheap ones, I buy the mid-range ones and I buy the expensive ones but in the end, I always come back to this one. Pear is my personal favorite. You can also find this available in stores and online now.

As Seen on TV: Bumpits – Hair Volumizing Inserts

Have you seen the commercial on TV for Bumpits? I usually have enough will power to hold out on things I see on TV but I have to admit, I want them bad… besides the PedEgg turned out to be pretty good. Right? 🙂

big-happie-hair-bumpits The idea is simple, you place one of the Bumpits at the scalp below a part and then cover it up (you can find more elaborate instructions here). I guess this is something I can do on my own but I absolutely hate teasing my hair with a passion. Wouldn’t something like this just make it so much easier? YES. I keep going back and forth on actually ordering these, simply because I’m so impatient but if I see them in person, it’s on! I really like wearing my hair with my bangs pinned back into a little bump and I love that there’s a smaller version of the Bumpits just for this purpose.

What do you think? Have you tried this product? I’d love to hear what you think about it. Better yet, I’d love to see how you’ve used it!

New! Kiehl's Highly Efficient Skin-Tone Corrector

Kiehl’s has recently introduced their new Highly Efficient Skin-Tone Corrector. This new product is meant to correct sun and age spots with the help of the emblica fruit extract.

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Kiehl’s Highly Efficient Skin-Tone Corrector is a lightweight gel so you can use it as a daily treatment to also help correct uneven skin-tone and fade post-acne scarring. I’m adding this to my shopping list, I have some acne-scarring from all my hormonal acne issues and at this point, I’m willing to give anything a try.

Have you used this product? What do you think?

New! Kiehl’s Highly Efficient Skin-Tone Corrector

Kiehl’s has recently introduced their new Highly Efficient Skin-Tone Corrector. This new product is meant to correct sun and age spots with the help of the emblica fruit extract.

kiehls-highly-efficient-skin-tone-corrector

Kiehl’s Highly Efficient Skin-Tone Corrector is a lightweight gel so you can use it as a daily treatment to also help correct uneven skin-tone and fade post-acne scarring. I’m adding this to my shopping list, I have some acne-scarring from all my hormonal acne issues and at this point, I’m willing to give anything a try.

Have you used this product? What do you think?

Red Carpet Beauty: January Jones at the Golden Globes

January Jones at the Golden Globes

Makeup artist Rachel Goodwin created January Jones’ look for the Golden Globes.  Here’s what she says inspired the look:

“My inspiration for January’s Golden Globes make up was really just a very quintessential 1940’s glamour girl look. When I first saw the color of her dress, it had this beautiful old Hollywood feel to it, I wanted the make up to have the same feeling.”

Rachel kept January’s skin very fair, almost translucent looking with a sheer foundation applied with a wet sponge all over on her face and body. She used the Chanel Poudre Cristalline Ultra-Fine Translucent Powder over it to give her skin a soft matte texture. Rachel used Chanel Automatic Liquid Eye Liner in Brun along the upper lid extending out to the edge of her brow, which she also extended with Chanel Brow Definer in Soft Brown.

The sexy, glamorous lip was Chanel Rouge Allure in Dazzling, a true tangerine red with a semi matte texture which was a fun pop of unexpected color that perfectly complemented the sky blue color of January’s eyes and of the dress. The focal point of January’s make up was the lip, but Rachel added just the slightest hint of soft bronze along the brow bone and the cheek bones with Chanel 4 Facettes Bronzing Powder (launching in April 2009, given to Rachel in advance for the Golden Globes) to give a soft definition to her look.