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Mission Accomplished

I have searched near and far to find the perfect shade of pale pink almost nude nail polish that when brushed on gives your nails a soft sheen of neutral color that looks as if you spend hours of time getting manicures. I have tried many bottles that look like they fit the above criteria, but up until now they have all been either too pink, too creamy peach or too chalky. But I have finally find that elusive bottle of pale pink perfectness in Sephora by OPI’s Bare to Be Different nail polish. It instantly makes your nails look well groomed and polished. Available at www.sephora.com. Mission accomplished now I just need to find the perfect bronzer!


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Public Service Announcement

Sunshine warmed air has begun to filter its way in, bringing with it the increasing appearance of flip flops. It never fails when the thermometer flirts with the 70’s, I see flip flops pop up on everyone. I love flip flops as much as the next person but I do not like seeing flip flops on un-pedicured feet so please, please do yourself and all of us a favor and get a much needed pedicure before you slide your feet into your favorite pair of Havaianas. Your feet have spent all winter cocooned in socks and boots and before they see the sun they need to walk their way to a salon or at least your own bathroom for a fresh set of painted toes. 

Bath and Body Works True Blue Spa Toe The Line Smoothing Foot Scrub and Shea It Isn’t So Shea The Original Shea Butter Foot Cream help give you flip flop ready feet.

My current flip flop favorite from Tory Burch available at www.neimanmarcus.com.


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Must Read

I have discovered an absolute must read for anyone looking for a cute, witty book with a fashion and beauty slant. Confessions of a Beauty Addict by Nadine Haobsh, former beauty editor and current beauty blogger (Jolie Nadine), is a fun easy read that will leave you wanting more.

Confessions of a Beauty Addict revolves around Bella Hunter a beauty columnist for an ultra-chic magazine that gets fired when she reveals insider secrets to a reporter and finds herself working at a dowdy women’s magazine. As Bella is shunned by her former friends and editors she must adapt to her new co-workers, readers and lower status. Thrown into the mix are a hilarious group of friends, a gorgeous yet frosty publisher, beauty tips, celebrity gossip and more fashion labels than Barney’s. You are taken for a wild ride into the world of beauty and fashion magazines. Available at www.barnesandnoble.com.


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Pout Perfecting

A fellow fashionista gave me a tube of Bare Escentuals Buxom Big and Healthy Lip Polish and I am so hooked! It naturally creates the look of fuller more voluptous lips while also giving your lips luminous shine and a sheer tint of color without feeling sticky. It has an all natural collagen boosting ceramide that helps repair damaged lip tissue and enables new collagen production. Wear it alone for a glossy sheer wash of color or layer it over one of your favorite lipsticks. What more can you ask for from a lip gloss? Available at www.sephora.com.

Just a heads up, it makes your lips feel cool and tingly after applying, which shows it is working to make your lips fuller, but can catch you by surprise if you don’t know it is supposed to do that.

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Soften Up

As cold winter winds blow outside and warm dry air blows inside, it is hard to keep your lips soft and kissable. When my lips start to get chapped I have always reached for my trusty black and white tube of ChapStick, plain and simple it always seems to do the trick.

But when the soft skin experts at Nivea added A Kiss of Moisture Lip Care to their line of skin savers I was intrigued enough to brave the cold and head to my local drugstore to buy a tube. Needless to say I was quite delighted as I swiped it across my lips. It is smooth and creamy without being sticky and instantly absorbed into my lips leaving them soft, smooth and moisturized. It is enriched with Jojoba Oil and Shea Butter to provide long lasting moisture as well as provide protection from the sun. It is definitely worth a try, your lips will thank you as well as your honey! Kiss and Be Kissed! Available at your local grocery or drugstore and online at www.drugstore.com and www.walgreens.com.

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Free Free Free!

Thanks to a class action lawsuit settlement involving price fixing on perfumes, lipsticks, moisturizers and other products, department stores such as Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Dillards and Bloomingdales will be handing out $175 million dollars in free cosmetics on Tuesday January 20th.

The cosmetics will be handed out on a first come first served basis to customers who purchased cosmetics from a department store between May 1994 and June 2003. Macy’s and Bloomingdales announced they will be giving away over 4 million product units! Depending on the store, Macy’s will distribute products from Estée Lauder, Clinique, Lancôme, Clarins, Guerlain, Givenchy, Chanel, Boucheron, Coty, Calvin Klein, L’Oréal, and Christian Dior. Bloomingdale’s will distribute products from Estée Lauder, Clinique, Lancôme, Clarins, Guerlain, Chanel, Boucheron, L’Oréal, and Christian Dior.

So girls, head to the malls, today is your lucky day! It is raining free products!

To read more about the free cosmetics click here.

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Beauty products have gone pretty high tech, using science to create exceptional products. L’oreal’s Infallible Never Fail Lipgloss is no exception. It uses patented lip gripping polymers with superior elasticity that forms a flexible color network that moves with lips for superior comfort and wear that won’t flake, cake or crack. Which translated in layman’s terms means it goes on smooth, silky and shiny and lasts for hours. This hydrating lip gloss keeps lips soft, smooth, colorful and glossy for about 3 hours (it claims to last 6 hours bit it only lasted 3 hours when I tried it) and after the gloss fades your lips are stained with a hint of color. It is truly infallible and worth a spot in your cosmetic bag. Available at most local drugstores and online at www.drugstore.com.

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Louvre Me Louvre Me Not

Purple is one of the hottest colors for fall but if you feel a bit like Barney when you wear purple, try wearing a rich, dark plummy grape shade on your nails. You get a pop of purple without wearing it from head to toe and dark nail polish is in style again for fall. One of my favorite purple shades is Louvre Me Louvre Me Not from OPI’s La Collection de France, it is a deep, dark, sensuous grape. It will “exhibit” your sense of style!

Tips to keep in mind when wearing dark nail polish: keep your nails short and well shaped, tend to your cuticles, apply a base coat to keep the dark polish from staining your nails and apply a super shiny top coat to make your dark nails glisten.

OPI is available at most local nail salons and beauty stores like Ulta and Beauty Brands.

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