Monthly Archives: November 2009

Trish McEvoy "The Voyager" Beauty Emergency Card

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What beauty product are you obsessing over right now? For me, it would have to be Trish McEvoy’s Voyager Beauty Emergency Card, it was my birthday present to myself a few weeks ago. :) The Beauty Emergency Card includes the Instant Pick Me Up All Over Face Color, lip color in Iced Bordeaux and Golden then eye color in White Peach and Deep Aubergine. This also includes a mini planner with four mini brushes.

Isn’t this an adorable set? Just looking at it warms my heart. ;) I love that the shades work for everyday wear, how the card is thinner and smaller than my iPhone and altogether you have an extremely travel friendly set. What’s not to love?

Bath & Body Works Sensual Amber

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One of my favorite winter scents is Bath & Body Works Sensual Amber. And now that it’s November, I’m bringing it out of retirement. This is a scent that I can’t fully enjoy if the temperature is above 40 degrees and it’s light out after 5pm. Nope, this fragrance is too rich and decadent to hang in the warmer months. Which is why I love it!

Sensual Amber is an exotic blend of lotus and amber with succulent plum and creamy sandalwood. On most days, I just slather on some body butter and let that act as my perfume. And I love to use the hand cream (LOVE this product – one of my fav. hand creams) during the day when I’m at work.

Do you have a favorite scent you only like in the colder months?

New! MAC Cosmetics Mischief Makers

MAC’s holiday Mischief Makers lip and pigment sets are set to hit stores later this week, Thursday November 5. Just like the rest of MAC holiday, these sets are pretty amazing.

Check ‘em out!

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Each lip set contains three mini lipglasses and two lustreglasses for $29.50.

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Lipglass
Silly Girl – Pastel peach w/ multicolored pearl
Totally It – Sheer bright pink w/ intense pink pearl
Beaute Bright – clean coral w/ pearl
Lustreglass
Pinkarat  - Soft-toned pink w/ gold pearl
Wonderstruck – Lustered up clean pink coral

5 Models Misbehaving
Lipglass
Pinkular – Bronzed copper
Magnetique – Frosted violet fuschia
Gitane – Burnt red orange w/ pearl
Lustreglass
Angel Wing – Deep plum w/ golden pearl
Instant Gold –  Luster-shined light neutral gold

5 Sexy Shenanigans
Lipglass
Elle – White pink w/ pearl
Poetic License – Clean coral rose
Cruise Control – Pastel pink w/ white pearl
Lustreglass
Ensign – Peachy pink w/ white & gold pearl
Morning Glory – Pale lavender w/ high level pearl

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Each pigment/glitter set contains five pigments and will cost you $32.50.

5 Sexpot
Pigment
Naked – Fleshy beige w/ pearl
Sunnydaze – Taupe w/ silver pearl
Chocolate Brown – Chocolate copper/bronze
Dark Soul – Charcoal black smoked w/ gold pearl glitter
Reflects
Antique Gold – Sparkling taupe

5 Cool Capers
Pigment
Kitschmas – Shimmering pink/mauve pearl
Fuchsia – Bright fuchsia-pink
Grape – Deep purple with pink pearl
Deep Blue Green – Rich deep bluish green glitter
Reflects
Transparent Teal – Sparking white w/ turquoise

5 Haute High Jinks
Pigment
Jardin Aires Tan w/ gold pearl
Rushmetal Rich copper sparkle
Copperized Olive green w/ gold pearl
Museum Bronze Rich taupe w/ gold pearl glitter
Reflects
Gold Very fine particle white glitter that flashes gold

I tend to really love these sets – especially the pigments. I’m a sucker for variety, and I’ve yet to use up a MAC pigment in its entirety so the minis are perfect. I’ve got my eye on the Sexpot set, it contains some of my favorite MAC neutrals.

What about you? Anything on your must-have list?

New at Nordstrom! Clinique Trina Turk Gift With Purchase

The wonderful trifecta that is Nordstrom, Clinique and Trina Turk are bringing us another fabulous gift with purchase. It’s been about a year since this trio first grouped together to deliver some awesome, exclusive beauty and we’re quite excited to see them together again.

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With any $25 Clinique purchase, you’ll receive:

  • Liquid Facial Soap in Mild (1.7 oz.)
  • All About Eyes (0.17 oz.)
  • Blushing Blush Powder Blush in Cupid (0.06 oz.)
  • Travel-Size Colour Surge Eye Shadow Quad in Pink Chocolate
  • Lash Doubling Mascara in Black (0.14 oz.)
  • Long Lasting Lipstick in Pink Chocolate (0.14 oz.)
  • 3-Piece Makeup Brush Set

Now I love a good gift with purchase, but I really love a Trina Turk for Clinique gift with purchase. Aside from the great value and goodies, I can tell you that these are some of the best gift with purchase makeup bags I’ve ever seen. They’re larger than you think and beyond cute.

This is available at Nordstrom stores and online while supplies last. I’ve been meaning to pick up some brush cleanser and scope out holiday, so I’m all in! Are you a gift-with-purchase-aholic also? Are you interested in this one?

New! Laura Mercier Club Couture Collection

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Laura Mercier has a new collection out for the holidays, called Club Couture. The Club Couture look is where “uptown chic meets downtown cool,” and features foiled metallic lids, smoldering lashes and soft lip shades in pink and beige.

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Here’s what it includes:

Foiled Eye Colour – $22
Baked powder formula that can be used wet or dry – in V.I.P. Silver or V.I.P. Gold

Lip Colour – Crème – $22
Pink Label – a delicate, baby pink

Lip Colour – Shimmer- $22
Designer Beige – warm, nude shimmer

Lip Glacé- $22
After Hours – soft pale pink with reflective gold pearl

Full Faux Eyelashes$18

Dual Eye Colour Brush – $34

I’ve been loving Laura Mercier’s smaller releases lately. I was at Saks the other day and spent a little time playing around with this collection. This collection screams holiday party and the items individually are so gorgeous. The foiled eyeshadows are beyond amazing – they are so pigmented and when you wet them they are like liquid metal. I really can’t recall a silver and gold shadow this powerful.

I also think the three lip colors are going to be a big hit. I’m sort of a pink-aholic, so obviously I’ll be adding Pink Label and After Hours to my holiday makeup bag. Swatches of this collection are up on The Beauty Look Book – check them out and let us know what you think of this collection. And if you are feeling this one, Laura Mercier is offering free shipping through the month of November on any order placed on their Web site.

NARS I Want You Lip Gloss Set

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The “beauty” of holiday beauty is all of the value sets that come out! Not only do all of the brands we know and love come out with beautiful color collections, but they give us even more. It truly is, the most wonderful time of the year.

Take this NARS I Want You Lip Gloss Set. (Sidebar: Don’t you love the sassy name?) It features five mini versions of NARS most popular lip glosses: Dolce Vita, Orgasm, Turkish Delight, Striptease and Greek Holiday. Each lip gloss in this set is actually half the size of the full product, so it’s a very decent amount. I have – and love – Turkish Delight and Greek Holiday, but that won’t stop me from ordering this set. Love it!

Anyone else a fan of NARS lip gloss? Have you tried these colors before?

Drugstore Deal: Blistex Natural Cooling Comfort

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I first spotted this gem in the September issue of Lucky – in Beauty Editor Jean Godfrey-June’s monthly column, The Beauty Closet. She raved about this balm and its price – $2! I spotted this a few weeks ago at Walgreens, so I thought I’d give it a whirl myself.

Blistex Natural Cooling Comfort is a 100 percent all-natural, USDA-certified organic lip soother that contains an external analgesic to help provide cooling pain relief from chapped or dry lips. It contains organic ingredients like olive leaf, aloe, pomegranate, grapeseed and apricot oils and jojoba. The flavor to me is very mild, almost a hint of lemon. It’s actually really pleasant and tastes great! I also noticed that there is a slightly gritty texture, like a few lone granules per application. In this case, they really work to help smooth your lips.

I think this product is worth trying. I can’t say it is very long-lasting, but it leaves my lips so incredibly smooth that I don’t really mind.

Have you spotted this one yet? Let us know if you have!