Sunday, September 28, 2008

Exceptionnel de Chanel

After reading a review of this product from the ladies of Beauty in Real Life, I decided that I needed to haul my butt to Nordstroms and pick some up.  This weekend while I was at home I had the opportunity to hit up Nordies and one of my scores was this lovely little tube that provides lash seriously.  At first I was skeptical of the brush because it has so many different sides, but I was amazed after one coat.  Im hooked! I don't think any other mascara will ever be the same! Even one of my roommates noticed and asked what I was wearing.  While the price ($28) is a little bit steep for a mascara, it is so worth it, plus its Chanel! The packaging is totally classic Chanel black with a small emblem on the top and a Chanel written in white across the bottom.  Overall I am extremely happy with my Chanel purchase of the weekend!

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Tarte empahasEYES

One of my favorite beauty secrets to enhance my small, almond shaped eyes, is to line the inner rim of the eye. Now this causes problems for several reasons; first of all, my eyes are extremely sensitive and most liners irritate them, also because this area is constantly moist, my liner usually ends up under my eyes creating that I haven't slept in a year look.  I may of found the solution these problems, Tarte emphasEyes, which is formulated specifically for the inner rim of the eye, which pretty much means it won't irritate sensitive eyes and it has lasting power!  Also another perk is that it comes in four beautifully rich colors, chocolate brown, smoldering black, eggplant and emerald green.  I can't wait to get my hands on it!

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Eye Slept

I was first attracted to this product because of it's clever name, however, once I read its claims and list of ingredients I was obsessed.  Everyone has those sleepless nights (almost every night for me!) in which you wake up looking like a zombie with two black eyes.  Well ladies, I may have just found your solution! Eye Slept Cream Instant Eye Brightener claims to instantly brighten the under-eye area in a matter of seconds.  Also it is so light weight it can be applied over or under makeup! Sounds like a miracle product to me!

Anyone tried this? Love it? Hate it? Fall Trends

So, I must make a confession, today while I was supposed to be studying for a killer French exam, I was really checking out beauty products on know I know, shame on me.  Anyways, you'll be happy to know that I made an interesting discovery! has an entire page devoted to the latest beauty and hair trends, in this case fall trends.  In these pages they provide several different looks and then describe (in detail) how to achieve them as well as list the products! The look pictured above is my favorite, "Sweet, Sexy, Modern" is the name of it, its very pinky and fresh, LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Check it out asap and get to your local Sephora to pick up these great products!

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Alto Bella Moisturizing Complex

Yes, its true, I am about to share one of my favorite super secret products, Alto Bella Moisturizing Complex.  Now I am almost 100% sure none of you have ever heard of this little delight, however get ready because it will change your life forever.  I first stumbled upon this product at my salon, Rocco Altobelli salon, at home in Minnesnowta, it is designed by the owner of the salon himself, and used to only be available in the store.  I would come back to school with dozens of bottles of it to make sure that I didn't run out and my roommates constantly begged to borrow it and often times stole it, no seriously, its that good! Luckily for my roommates,  Alto Bella products are now available online! The moisturizing complex comes in a variety of scents including: vanilla, pomegranate, green tea, lemon verbena, Sea and Vitamin C, Milk, lavender, and ginger. My personal favorites are green tea and pomegranate! These little guys contain tons of vitamins and heavy non-greasy moisturizers to soothe and condition skin.  If you care about your skin at all, you will give these guys a try, and for $9 you can order more than one!

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Burberry Summer

I find myself desperately clinging to the last few weeks of summer these days and nothing reminds me more of summer than fruity fragrances.  I would have to say that my all time favorite fragrance of summer 2008 is Burberry Summer.  As I perused the fragrance aisle at Nordstroms, I stumbled upon this grape-fruity delight and never looked back! A spin off the original Burberry fragrance, summer has hints of grapefruit, lemon and musk.  It is crisp and clean and yet extremely feminine.  I highly suggest picking one of these babies up before they are put away for the season, you never know when you might need a little breath of summer!

Photo Credit: Sephora

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Loreal Kids Grape Conditioner

So at my local Walmart, I was scoping out the conditioner scene when I stumbled upon this amazing products which is directed towards kids.  Attracted by the bright color of the bottle I picked it up to give it a sniff....WOW! It smelled so amazing that I had to give it a try and now as im sitting in my room post shower, I can honestly say I am amazed.  My hair, which is still wet, is amazingly soft and tangle free, I can't wait to see what it looks like dry as this product claims to tame fly aways! Also, because I dye my hair, I am always concerned about products stripping the color, however this product is extra gentle so I have no worries!  If you are looking for an inexpensive conditioner alternative give this one a try!

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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Vaseline Update

So not only am I desperately sick with a horrible cold, but my skin is peeling and Anyways so last night in a moment of desperation I grabbed a glob of Vaseline and proceeded to rub it all over my face.  As my face stuck to my pillow I began to think it was a bad choice, however when I woke up this morning my skin looked AMAZING! No SERIOUSLY...gone were the flakes and the peeling as well as the red splotches that go along with dry skin.  Hello smooth, supple, radiant skin.  Vaseline is most definitely going to be a new staple moisturizer for me, I don't think  I can use it every night but at least a few times a week! If you haven't tried it yet, do it, right now!

Bisous from your supple faced college beauty queen!

Monday, September 15, 2008

The New Face Moisturizer?

As of late I have read several articles in which Vaseline Petroleum Jelly is praised as an amazing facial moisturizers.  In most articles I read, women applied the product to their faces at night and woke up with baby soft skin. first I was disgusted by the thought of putting this gloopy, sticky mess on my face but after careful thought, I decided it might not be a bad idea.  After moving back to school, my skin has decided to revolt and has become dry and extremely acne prone, nothing I do seems to appease it, thus the idea of Vaseline left me wondering.  My one issue that is keeping me from slathering it on is the mess it will make while I am sleeping.  I don't know about you but I am a wild sleeper (my roommates can testify, I wake up looking like a troll doll!) and I am terrified that this is going to ruin my sheets/ bedding! The only idea I have is to designate a specific pillow case for those nights when I need a little extra moisturizing! Anyways Im definitely going to give this a try in the near future, so more to come!

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Coconut Frosting!

During my weekly perusal of, I stumbled upon this yummy new product from Philosophy! This salt scrub smells like a coconut cake and is packed with tons of skin nourishing ingredients! As we get closer and closer to the cold weather, my skin gets paler and paler, thus forcing me to use the dreaded self tanner.  One fool proof way of insuring a streak free tan is to exfoliate with a scrub prior to applying a tanner.  Coconut Frosting is the perfect product for this as it is oil free and will not interfere with the application or development of a self tanner.  Plus who doesn't want to smell like a tropical island in the middle of winter?

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Monday, September 8, 2008

Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash in Pink Grapefruit

I have been an avid user of Neutrogena cleansers since middle school and while I stray every once in awhile, I find myself faithfully coming back.  The new Oil Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit is no different, after only one day of using this product my out-of-control skin began to calm down again.  The pink grapefruit extract is calming for the skin and get revitalizes your senses at the same time! I find myself waking up in the morning excited to use this because of the wonderful scent! While I love the traditional Oil-Free Acne Wash (its orange, im sure you've seen it!) this one is definitely a new staple in my routine.  Also included in this line is an acne scrub and a body wash...I can't wait to try them!

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Philosophy Hope in A Jar

I know, I know, Im a horrible blogger....but give me a break as school is currently ruling my life.  Anyways, besides school, my skin is currently being a major pain in my behind! Its like this every single year....come back to school only to have my skin go into a full fledged revolt. Before I headed back I purchased Philosophy's Hope in a Jar which I heard was good for sensitive skin.  Alas this was not the case for me.  While I liked the scent of the product, the texture was a little bit too greasy, and almost immediately after I began using this product the skin revolt started (No...I know thats not the only reason my skin is acting up but I still think it contributed!). I am so disappointed because I know this is an HG product for many people.  Anyways, better luck with the next moisturizer on my list!

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