Monday, November 17, 2008

Wish List: Bobbi Brown Night Sky Long Wear Eye Palette

I think I may have just found my new signature eye look! Ok so I haven't even tried it yet, but from the pictures, Im convinced! Bobbi Brown's Night Sky Palette is not only long wearing but includes some of the most gorgeous shades I have ever seen! The navy/black look is so chic right now and this palette seems to include all of the right colors to recreate it!

The Palette Includes:
Rockstar Long-Wear Cream Shadow
Ocean Storm Long-Wear Cream Shadow
Black Ink Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner
Thuder Storm Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner

Photo Credit: Bobbi Brown

Wish List: Bobbi Brown Basic Eye Palette

As a beauty addict I have tons of shadow palettes, however, throughout the years I have noticed that I continually come back to Bobbi Brown's.  Thus I am including her new Basic Eye Palette on my wish list.  The palette includes Navajo Eye Shadow, Cement Eye Shadow, Heather Mauve Shimmer Wash Shadow and Mahogany Eye Shadow.  These colors are perfect to create a subtle day time look or a smoky evening look.  Overall the perfect palette to keep in your purse for those "I need to look hot in under 5 minutes" emergencies! 

Photo Credit: Bobbi Brown

Wish List: Jack Black Lip Balm Trio

In rare cases, products for women need to take notes on products for men, case in point? Jack Black Lip Balm.  There are a few products that all women steal from the men in their lives, mine is Jack Black lip balm.  This silky balm soothes my lips like none other, especially in the cold of winter.  I have only tried the original scents but I am so excited to test out the new ones including Natural Mint and Shea Butter, Lemon and Chamomile and Acai Berry and Vanilla.  This gift set will be the perfect holiday pick me up for anyone!

Photo Credit: Sephora

Juicy Loves Sephora Pave Lip Gloss Heart Ring

Juicy will always hold a place in my heart for their comfy, elegant clothes and their yummy perfume! I was delighted to run across this adorable lip gloss ring at Sephora! This pave crystal ring holds a tiny pot of pink tinted, citrus flavored lip gloss.  While I am excited about the gloss, I am more excited about the cuteness that is this ring! I mean seriously, could it be any cuter? This product is a total multi-tasker, it doubles as an adorable, sassy accessory as well as an emergency gloss stash! Im definitely going to be running over to Sephora to pick one of these babies up!

Daisy: Eau de Parfum

I am one of those girls who can never settle on a "signature" fragrance, however, last year I found one that still hold the #1 spot in my heart, Marc Jacobs Daisy.  This lovely, fresh fragrance has notes of strawberry, violet leaves, ruby red grapefruit, gardenia and violet petals, providing for the perfect mix of femininity and spice.  While I love this perfume, it is not really a "going out" fragrance. Enter the NEW Daisy Eau de Parfum! This new, more concentrated, version of the original is perfect for those nights when you need something a little bit extra.  This will definitely be going on my wish list!

Photo Credit: Sephora

Sunsilk Captivating Curls

My hair is a annoying combination of curly/wavy/stick straight so I am always looking for products that will hold my curl, define my wave and keep my hair from being a crunchy mess.  I think I may have found that in Sunsilk's Captivating Curls Gel/Cream.  This product is a very pretty lime scented swirl of curl cream and curl gel.  Each pump delivers the perfect amount of each product, providing for beautifully defined curls with no frizz or crunch.  I tested this product out the other night and even went out without any hair spray, I was nervous, as you can imagine.  When I got home about 6 hours later I immediately headed to the mirror to check out my hair, I was amazed to see that my hair looked just as good as when I had left.  I was even more surprised the next morning only to discover that my curls were still intact....that NEVER happens!!!!  This product has earned a permanent spot on my bathroom shelf!

Photo Credit: Sunsilk

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Jergens Naturals: Renew

I have to admit, I am not usually a fan of Jergens, however, this new one has compeletly changed my opinion of the line.  The light, fruity scent is perfect and the formula is super moisturizing.  This luscious lotion contains grapeseed oil, blueberry extract and pomegranate extract to give skin a boost of moisture as well as slather it in antioxidants.  While the formula is rather thin, thus far the lotion seems to be very moisturizing,  even for my ashy winter skin.  Another plus is that the formula is 93% natural and contains no Parabens, which is always a plus. 

Photo Credit: Jergens

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The NEW and IMPROVED Lash Stash

Over the summer, some of you may remember my reviews of the mascaras in Sephora's Lash Stash. Well guess what!!! They've done it again! Sephora has come out with a new and improved lash stash just in time for the holidays.  The set is even larger than the first and includes even more cult favorite mascaras.  

The set includes:
Smashbox Bionic Mascara (also in first kit)
Sephora Atomic Volume Mascara
Vincent Longo The Curl Mascara
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes
Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara
Urban Decay Big Fatty Mascara
Lash Venom Mascara
Korres Deep Colour Mascara
Cargo Texas Lash Mascara

I think I am in love...seriously, so many mascaras so little time. I will definitely be putting this one on my Christmas list!

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MUFE: Aqua Eyes Collection

MUFE has just come out with this limited edition set of their amazing Aqua Eyes liner/shadow pencils.  While the standard shades are always available, these mini editions are a holiday-only special.  For $35, you receive 4 limited edition shades and one gold 'ol standby. Seriously? I think I am going to be running to Sephora to snap this baby up.  I am particularly excited to test out the Purple, which is described as a metallic. Im thinking this could really play up my green eyes.

Anyone tried them?

Photo Credit: Sephora

Charlize Theron: Gold Smoky Eye

Today as I was perusing Total Beauty, I stumbled across an article entitled, 7 ways to look gorgeous for the holidays, and knew I had to take a peak. Two of the seven looks caught my eye, first of which Charlize's gorgeous golden/brown smokey.  Following the directions total beauty give, I applied gold shadow (Smashbox champagne) all over my lid and then a dark brown mixed with taupe in the crease (MAC Era and Espresso) then lined my eyes with a smudged combination of gold and taupe. Next I lined the inner lower and upper rims with UD 24/7 Eye Pencil in Zero.  While I like the way it turned out, its not an exact replica, I think I need to work a little bit more with the gold, I haven't found the right shade yet.  I highly reccomend reading this article as they give some great ideas!

Photo Credit: Total Beauty