Monthly Archives: August 2012

Beauty VIP of the Week: Living Proof Restore Revitalizing Spray

The list of multi-use beauty products we love are almost entirely for the face. Stains that work on the lips and cheeks or highlighters that double as eyeshadow, usually. When it comes to hair, it’s generally more prescriptive. Shampoo to cleanse, conditioner to hydrate, serum to smooth, etc. One product I rarely use is hairspray, even thought it would definitely help my curls hold a little longer. Which is why this week’s Beauty VIP, Living Proof Restore Revitalizing Spray, is so brilliant. It’s a styling hairspray that protects against heat and UV damage and can be used on wet or dry hair. It gets major bonus points for being odorless and not building up in the hair. I only wash my hair (using water) a few times a week, so products that leave residue in my hair are not welcome in my routine.

This spray + Beachwaver waves = pretty, shiny, smooth, protected hair. I’m not surprised that it’s Living Proof to come out with such an inventive product. Check it out here.

Samples I've Tried and Loved from Glossybox

It’s officially been a few months since Glossybox launched in the U.S., and we’re officially excited about some items that have appeared in our boxes. Beauty sampling services are the best thing to happen to our mailboxes. We’ve tried many, and while we’re very loyal to our beloved Birchbox, we just can’t enough. Here are the highlights from our Glossybox deliveries.

vbeautè is a line we’ve been curious about, so we were pleased to see a trio of minis in our June Glossybox. The line was created by “It Girl”/socialite Julie Macklowe, and includes what she calls “vComplex,” a potent concentrate made from Swiss Alpine Rose Botanical Technology an age-antagonist that provides antioxidant protection. Basically, something to help fuel the appearance of youth!  The “Lite Up” brightening serum is especially luxe on the skin.

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New! Maybelline Great Lash Color Collection

America’s best selling mascara now comes in color! For this month only, Maybelline has introduced four limited edition shades of its infamous Great Lash Mascara; Go Go Green, Blink of Blue, Totally Teal and Pop of Purple. This mascara is iconic and a cult classic, a staple in many a model’s makeup bag and professional makeup artist’s kit. The formula conditions as it thickens your lashes, is quick drying and washes off easily with soap and water.

A tube retails for $6.40 and this collection is available now in at drugstores and mass retailers everywhere so go ahead and stock up! Look for the new packaging on the tube.

Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish & Exude Lipstick on Sale Today on Gilt!

Get your credit cards ready ladies! Today at noon EST/9am PST time, Gilt is having an exclusive Deborah Lippmann and Exude lipstick sale. I’ll be shopping, will you? I will drop what I’m doing and make time for a Deborah Lippmann sale, that’s just how I roll. I normally avoid posting about every flash sale there is but this one has me excited. Can you tell? 😉

You’re probably already familiar with Deborah Lippmann’s nail polish and you probably already love it as much as I do but Exude may be new to you. It’s new to me, which is part of the reason why I’m so excited about this sale. Exude’s lipstick is a little different than your typical lipstick, it’s a creme formula that is delivered through a twist up applicator so the lipstick never loses its shape or melts down in the summer heat. Exude has two formulas; lip cremes and lip gloss. With this Gilt sale, you can try both.

Here’s a peek at some of the items on sale today, keep reading.
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