DIY Strawberry Peppermint Foot Scrub

Give yourself a sensory experience while softening up your feet in preparation for an at-home pedi. Erika Katz, beauty expert and author of Bonding over Beauty, has created a DIY Strawberry Peppermint Foot Scrub that is the perfect mix of delicious fragrance and skin-softening ingredients! Just follow these simple simple Read more

IT Cosmetics Cushion Compact Review

Last spring and summer while in Southeast Asia, I became intrigued by cushion compacts. Cushion compacts, like the BB cream, are the beauty brainchild of Korea...I really would like to go on a beauty passage through Korea. They seemed to be everywhere and I made mental note to myself to grab a couple before Read more

Foods That Stain and Whiten Your Teeth

If coffee, cigarettes, red wine and food have left their mark on your teeth, you’re not alone. "The rule of thumb is anything that can stain a white T-shirt can stain your teeth too," says Sharde Harvey, D.D.S and principal in New York-based Smiles Park Avenue, a practice that Read more

The Perfect Pink Lipsticks and Lip Glosses for Dark Skin

Sometimes with my dark skin tone, it can be a bit hard to find the right lip color, especially when it comes to pink. So I was super excited when I received several different shades of pink lip glosses and lipsticks from NARS, Mehron and Uslu Airlines. I'm pretty sure a lot of Read more

DIY Coffee Grounds, Baking Soda, Lemon Body Scrub

This past Saturday night all I wanted to do was stay in and have an at-home spa night. Spa as in facial, hair masks, mani and pedi as well as total body exfoliation. Luckily, I had most of the ingredients for my perfect at home spa night with the exception of Read more

Review: L’Oreal Telescopic Explosion Mascara

l'Oreal-telescopic-explosion-mascaraL’Oreal recently sent me the newest addition to their line up of mascara’s: Telescopic Explosion. I will start off by telling you that I do indeed like this mascara, but I will burst your bubble if you think your lashes will look like Penelope Cruz’s on their website (around these parts, we call that PhotoShop and/or eyelash extensions.) Aside from that, let’s talk about why I loved Telescopic Explosion and how it made my lashes pop… Read more

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Gifting Beauty Ideas – Sephora Deluxe Fragrance Sampler

sephora-samplerIn a muddle about what to give the picky girl on your list? Give her a present with that she can customize to her tastes. The Deluxe Fragrance Sampler from Sephora allows the giftee to choose their own fragrance after sampling twelve of the latest and trendsetting fragrances at Sephora. The gift sampler includes sample sizes plus a voucher that can be traded in for a full-sized bottle of any of the sampled fragrances plus an atomizer and a fragrance guide… Read more

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Review: Travertine Spa Botanical Body Wash

travertine-spa-tuberose-body-washThe holiday shopping is now in full gear and oftentimes we find ourselves stressing out over which gift is perfect for the loved ones in our lives and where we can find the best deals as we move from store to store for our quest. So here’s a novel idea: take a moment for yourself and relax. It doesn’t have to be anything long and drawn out or even an appointment at the spa (although I could definitely go for that right about now!) but it can simply done right in your own shower.

Travertine Spa’s Botanical Body Wash in Tuberose is one such treat that, although just a simple shower gel, it’s skin softening properties and intoxicating floral scent will have you feeling like you just incorporated a little luxury in your life.  Read more

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Beauty.com Cyber Monday Deals

Beauty.comHere are the great deals you’ll find on Beauty.com for Cyber Monday! Good only on 11/30/09 while supplies last! Enjoy!

* Go Smile Advanced Formula B1 $39.97 (Originally $89!)
* DECLEOR Bust Beautifying Toning Gel
* DECLEOR Vitaroma Face Emulsion
* DECLEOR Hydra Floral Moisturizing Cream
* DECLEOR Eye Make-Up Remover Gel
* DECLEOR Hydra Floral Gel Cream for Eyes
* DECLEOR Nutri-Delice Ultra Nourishing Cream
* DECLEOR Instant Radiance Moisturizer
* DECLEOR Radiance Revealing Peel-Off Mask
* DECLEOR Hydra Floral Flower Petals Eye and Lip Moisturizing Mask
* Nuxe Aroma Vaillance® Normal Skin
* Nuxe Aroma Vaillance® Dry Skin
* Nuxe Fluide Prodigieux
* Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vanille Mokha 1.6 oz.
* Comptoir Sud Pacifique Aloha Tiare 1.6 oz.
* Comptoir Sud Pacifique Caramel Sunset 1.6 oz.
* Comptoir Sud Pacifique Aqua Motu 1.6 oz
* Comptoir Sud Pacifique Amour de Cacao 1.6 oz.
* Go Smile AM/PM Toothpaste
* Go Smile Lemon Toothpaste

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