Monthly Archives: September 2009

Chanel Fall 2009 Venice Color Collection

I’m a little late with this one (I blame it on summer) but I’m still seeing this on counters so I wanted to talk about it. :)

Chanel’s Fall Venice collection takes you in two different directions. It can give you a softer, almost neutral look for day and it can go bolder, more dramatic for an evening look. Chanel’s collections always illicit some “oohs” and “ahhs” from me and this collection in particular warms by heart. There are pieces for the more adventurous and pieces for the everyday gal… basically there is something in this collection for everyone.

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Chanel Exfoliating Cleansing Foam

My shower’s window sill is always crowded with all kinds of bath and skincare products. This is because I am not a creature of habit when it comes to the products I use in the shower. One week I may be fixated on certain shower gel or a certain cleanser. Right now my current obsession in the shower is Chanel’s Exfoliating Cleansing Foam.

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Chanel’s new Exfoliating Cleansing Foam works for every skin type but it’s geared towards combination/oily skin. The exfoliating beads in this cleansing foam are not abrasive at all, I have found this to be gentle enough to use on a daily basis. All you notice when you use Chanel’s Exfoliating Cleansing Foam is the rich and creamy lather that smooths your skin. This product does a little more than exfoliate skin. It contains ingredients like tulip tree extract to protect skin from environmental damage, bioglucane (a biotechnological ingredient) to help protect skin’s barrier function and meadowsweet extract to help control excess oil.

You can find Chanel’s Exfoliating Cleansing Foam on counters now and online at Chanel’s website. Have you tried this product? What do you think? Let us know in the comments.

Stila Gift Sets for the Holidays

Don’t you just love beauty shopping around the holidays? Besides the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, it’s my other favorite time of year for beauty. I love seeing all the great sets that the different brands release for holidays. There’s always something that I want to add to my shopping list. :) Stila’s holiday offerings are now available online.

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Current Obsession: Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge & Stila Convertible Color

A few weeks ago I was getting ready to do some cleaning, and as I do every time I get ready to do housework, I got distracted by some beauty product on my night stand. This usually means I put on way too much makeup and just play around… that’s my SSB. The last time I did this, I grabbed Bobbi Brown’s Pot Rouge and suddenly, it was like I was reunited with a long lost love.

bobbi-brown-pot-rouge Bobbi Brown’s Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks is a beauty multi-tasker that everyone should have a least one of in their makeup bag. I’ve been switching it up with Chocolate Cherry and Blushed Rose on my lips and cheeks lately. Chocolate Cherry seems a little intense for everyday wear but don’t let it scare you. Everyone can wear this shade, it all depends on how you apply it. With a light hand, this goes on beautifully. Cheeks have a light rosy flush to them and lips have that just bitten look to them with a hint of a brown. I’ve picked up a few more shades since we’ve been reunited and the beauty addict in me is debating collecting them all.

stila-convertible-color My other current love is Stila’s Convertible Color. Just like Bobbi’s Pot Rouge, this is another great beauty multi-tasker. I like to use this one on my cheeks more than my lips because the formula with this one is sheerer in comparison to the Pot Rouge. It also has a semi-matte finish where the Pot Rouge has some shine to it. This gives my cheeks that nice dewy look I’m in love with. Also, Stila’s shade range is a little different from Bobbi Brown’s so you’re not duplicating a shade you already have. Stila has some peachy shades that Bobbi Brown lacks like Gladiola and Gerbera. Plus you can’t go wrong with the mirror in the compact. Maybe one day Pot Rouges will come with a little mirror in the cap. :)

I would be in heaven if Bobbi Brown or Stila made one of these with a hint of shimmer… maybe they are listening. Do you own one of these? Which ones? I want to hear all about it in the comments.

For now, make sure you enter my Cover FX and Stila giveaway going on right now… you can get a Stila Convertible Color compact of your very own! :)

Casa di Francesca Diffuser Set Giveaway

Today is the last day of our 4th anniversary giveaways. We’re giving away beauty products to help beautify you from head to toe and today we’re giving away a product to help beautify your home. Today’s giveaway is courtesy of Casa di Francesca and we’re giving away a reed diffuser set in the scent of your choosing. Trust me, you will love this in your home. I’ve been using one since July and it’s still going strong.

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To enter our giveaway, just send an email to giveaways@product-girl.com. Your email must includeCasa di Francesca Giveaway” in the subject of your email along with your full name and address in the body of the email. Any emails without the giveaway specified in the subject will be discarded so make sure to include that. The giveaway will end on October 1st at 12:00am PST so emails received after that will be discarded as well. Also, only one entry per person and this giveaways is only open to US residents.

Don’t forget about our other 4th anniversary giveaways! Enter to win prizes from Living Proof, Philosophy, Kenzo, Barielle, Mario Badescu, Cover FX and Stila and T3. Good luck!

New! Chanel Jade Nail Collection

I have to admit, I go absolutely crazy over Chanel’s nail polishes. The kind of crazy that makes me drive from store to store looking for that new shade because I just have to have it. I know it’s not practical but that’s just me, beauty products make me happy. Now Chanel has introduced their Jade Nail Collection. Two more shades for me to obsess over. :)

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These limited edition shades are named Jade and Jade Rose (as pictured above) and they debuted on September 10th at the Chanel Soho boutique in New York during Vogue’s Fashion Night Out.

For the nails, Karl wanted a green shade to evoke the jade notes of the collection. I worked with our laboratories to offer him a monochromatic palette of 10 green shades. We chose the color that most resembled the green tweed skirt suit from the collection,” explains Peter Philips.

You can find the Jade Nail collection for a limited time at www.chanel.com, Chanel Makeup Studios and Chanel boutiques for $25.00.

T3 Bespoke Labs Featherweight Hair Dryer Giveaway

We have a surprise giveaway for you! I didn’t plan this one but when I was approached about giving away an award winning T3 Bespoke Labs Featherweight Hair Dryer, how could I say no?

T3 is celebrating their 5 year anniversary and they thought it would be fun to calculate just how much time consumers saved over the years. The first to use the T3 Featherweight Dryer when the company burst on the scene saved an average of 10 minutes every day. Assuming you style your hair six days a week, that works out to 270 hours or approximately a one-week vacation! In honor of this occasion, T3 is also having a sale on their products and you can go to www.stylesavecelebrate.com to find a participating retailer. Lucky for you, you have the chance to win your very own T3 right here.

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To enter our giveaway, just send an email to giveaways@product-girl.com. Your email must include “T3 Bespoke Labs Featherweight Hair Dryer Giveaway” in the subject of your email along with your full name and address in the body of the email. Any emails without the giveaway specified in the subject will be discarded so make sure to include that. The giveaway will end on September 30th at 12:00am PST so emails received after that will be discarded. Only one entry per person and this giveaways is only open to US and Canadian residents this time.

Don’t forget about our other 4th anniversary giveaways! Enter to win prizes from Living Proof, Philosophy, Kenzo, Barielle, Mario Badescu and Cover FX and Stila. Good luck!