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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Suave Professionals Shampoo- Almond & Shea Butter

suave professionals
Back in December, I received an email from Suave asking if I wanted a free gift from them- a product from their Suave Professionals line. By being on their email list, I received this special invitation! :)

Curious to see what their Professionals line was all about, I entered and received it recently. This is what I got in the mail..

suave professionals
Their packaging talked about three of their new shampoos that contain natural ingredients. I received the product that was meant to moisturize your hair! The other two are volumizing and invigorating. I would have been happy with either of these three. They all look great!

The Almond & Shea Butter is the one I received. Formulated to moisturize, this product contains 100% natural almond and shea butter. Keep in mind that my hair is oily/normal but I used this anyway (this is meant for dry/damaged hair.) It didn't exactly clean out my oily hair/scalp the first time; but after a few more continued uses; my hair felt softer and moisturized. Definitely need to use my other shampoo for my scalp, but this is great for the rest of my hair/ends.

Read more reviews on Suave Professional products here.

(Disclaimer: I requested to receive this product from the company to try.)

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wedding Hairstyles by Butterfly Studio Salon

This season is all about classic, romantic hairstyles. These two are beautiful options for your wedding or prom or any other formal event you may go to this Spring.

Brought to you by Butterfly Studio Salon in NYC, stylist Vanessa Fernandez credits her "experiences in the fields of fashion and beauty to have helped contribute to her sought-after eclectic and gorgeous way of styling hair."

Will you be wearing one of these hairstyles this Spring?

Bohemian Inspired Up-Do

Simple Half Up/Half Down Tousled Hair

Photo Credit: Sean Sime

Check out www.butterflystudiosalon.com to learn more about their services in New York City or if you want to learn how YOU can do this at-home,

Follow these simple tips to get the style of your choice:

Simple Half Up/Half Down Tousled Hair
-After shampooing hair, apply texture cream such as Tesai cream to towel dried hair.
-Allow hair to almost completely air dry or diffuse with a blow dryer and when the hair is 95% dry, shake it out and wrap random sections vertically around a 1 inch curling iron away from the face.
-Hold the curling iron vertically and wrap the hair around without letting the iron close.
-Grab 2-3 sections from each side of the desired part from both the front and the back, intertwining each section until you reach the back of head.
-Secure with a pin and repeat on other side.

Bohemian Inspired Up-Do

-In order to achieve this look, the hair should be air-dried so the natural texture of the hair can be used.
-Section off the hair from ear to ear so that the bottom half can be wrapped into a loose ponytail close to the nape.
-Taking the remainder of the hair on top , use a hair spray such as the Shu Uemura Iron Design, for hold and wrap large vertical sections around a 1 inch curling iron.
-Make sure all sections are moving away from the head.
-Pin random sections around the ponytail, intertwining them into a loose bun shape.

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Contest Closed- Valentine's Day Giveaway from Beauty And All That

"This is my FIRST Giveaway for my blog- super excited to share some of my "LOVE" items- just in time to celebrate Valentine's Day!!"

-Beauty and All That :)

A little about the prizes- these are some of my first Loves- literally first items I have tried in the brand! :)

-ELF shadow brush- their brushes are the best!!
-Yes to Carrots lip butter in Citrus! (fave!!)
-Foot Petals- TipToes to save your feet)
-Everyday Minerals lippie lipcolour in Golden Strawberry. (I have another color- but I really like this too)
-Everyday Minerals eyeshadow in First Love (need I say more??)
-Surprises! Including some crafts inspired by my Crafty & All That blog :)

The YTC lip butter, ELF shadow brush, and TipToes from Foot Petals were the first products I tried in their respective brands! Everyday Minerals have a great selection in mineral makeup; love eyeshadows in general and the name of this one- First Love- is too perfect for this giveaway! Also, I recently tried their lipcolour and bought an extra one for this give-away!

So I want to know, what is/are your most LOVED beauty item(s)? The more I know about your fave item(s), the better I can customize your gift package :)

Here are some Rules:
1) In your entry, answer the question above- "What is your most LOVED beauty item(s)?" and include your email address so I can contact you if you're the winner. Also, if you have a blog or twitter account, add that to!

2) Giveaway is open to those who have a mailing address anywhere in this world that accepts packages from the U.S.!

3) Entries for this "LOVE" giveaway close on February 12, 2010 at 11:59PM (EST)

4) Winners will be announced on Valentine's Day ! hehe

5) Please allow 3-5 weeks to receive your package after I contact you!

6) Must have permission to send me your address if you're the winner.

7) I will randomly choose a winner from all valid entries. A valid entry must include answers from Rule #1.

Please add your email or at least have it on your profile so I have a way to contact you!!

Can babysaffron and mims please comment with your email by Feb. 12? Thanks!

***********Contest is now CLOSED***********
*None of these companies are affiliated in any way with this giveaway.

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Introducing Yes to Baby Carrots!

How cute is this?!? Yes to Baby Carrots, an extension of Yes to Carrots line, carries products specific to your little loved ones.

Products include:
- Baby Lotion
- Bubble Bath
- Diaper Cream
- Natural Sunscreen (available in the Spring)
- Shampoo + Bodywash

All are 100% Natural and paraben-free! Even those these are for babies, I'm excited to use some of them myself- not the diaper cream of course (haha)- but the Natural Sunscreen! :)

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How-to: Get Gorgeous Model Hair

Step-by-Step Guide to Gorgeous Model Hair

Wish you had commercial-worthy hair? It's possible with these secrets

Bye-bye, breakage; see ya, flyaway strands; so long, dull and lackluster hair. Here are 12 fabulous, fresh and easy-to-follow tips for getting and maintaining healthy, soft, shiny and strong hair.

See secrets

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Burt's Bees Grab bag

burt's bees grab bag
For Christmas, I got a special gift- a Burt's Bees Grab bag! It's like many, many gifts packaged into one! It has about 25 different products from their new collection that you can sample and try. Most of them did not disappoint. There were some that I would have been fine if they didn't add in there, but most of the products I have never tried.

Be on the lookout for upcoming reviews on these products!
So far, I have tried their Orange Essence Facial Cleanser (read review here), their Rosemary Mint Shampoo Bar (Read review here) and a few more including lipglosses, soaps, etc.

This reusable bag is also made of hemp material! It's awesome!!

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Essie Nail Polish Spring 2010 Collection

This Spring is all about light, floral shades! Check out Essie's Spring collection at their site: www.essie.com! Which one do you like?

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Introducing Bath & Body Works's New Aromatherapy Fragrance- Sandalwood Fig

bath and body works sandalwood fig
I received an exclusive sneak peek into Bath & Body Work's new aromatherapy fragrance- Sandalwood Fig.

The scent contains Sandalwood essential oil and notes of Fig which is the perfect combination of ROMANCE. It's free-spirited, sensual, and fun!

Bath & Body Works' Aromatherapy line contains many of my other favorites, including Orange Ginger & Mandarin Lime for Energy, so I am very excited for the launch of Sandalwood Fig in February 2010 (Just in time for Valentine's Day!)

The entire collection includes body lotion, mist, massage oil, sugar scrub, candles and more! I received the Body Mist to try and it smells really good. I have been wearing this non-stop everyday since I got it. I also use body mists as air-sprays sometimes just to make my room smell prettier.

Not too wood-sy at all!- I personally do not like anything that is too wood-sy, b/c it has a rather distinct heavy smell. However, I am very pleased that this does not remind me of that at all. I am convinced the fig tones makes it lighter and much more wearable for people like me! :)

Valentine's Day- This would be the perfect scent to wear on your Valentine's date because it will make you smell irresistible, which is exactly what you want! And guys- These also make great gifts for your girlfriend!

Affordable- The price points for these products range from $10-$20, with most being around $15 for each product. They're nice to wallet and you get a great pick-me-upper. A nice scent definitely lifts my mood, especially in this long, dreary winter we are having...

(Disclaimer: I received this product from this company's PR agency to test, try and share my thoughts with my readers.)

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Everyday Minerals- Spring 2010 Zoo Collection and Dupe Eyeshadow

everyday minerals spring 2010
The new Everyday Minerals Spring collection is here.. check it out!

This is their "Going to the Zoo" inspiration.. as you can tell the names are fitting with the "Zoo" theme! What do you think of their new colors?

I do like the combination of three main eyeshadows- definitely would wear these together. However, I noticed their "Sea Horse" color looked very familiar- it's a COMPLETE DUPE of another shade, called Movie Night. So I checked out the ingredients, and lo and behold, they're the same! The only difference is that Sea Horse contains the newly added ingredient Lauroyl Lysine.

See for yourself..

Sea Horse.
Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Lauroyl Lysine.

Movie Night-Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

All images are from Everyday Mineral's website for display and educational purposes.

So, the reason why that I am letting you know is because I noticed that a few other shades were also similar and had very similar ingredients. I noticed I tend to buy similar colors all the time, so I want everyone else to know to look at their ingredients! Pictures can be deceiving sometimes. Other dupes I found...

Include, JUNIPER and IN THE GARDEN. Also, First Love (a relatively new eyeshadow) is the same or very similar to SILVER MEDAL (a holiday shadow). There may be more but I haven't found them yet...

Check out the Holiday 2009 Colors here.

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NYC JCrew Sample Sale January 19- 23, 2010

J. Crew is having a sample in NYC @ Clothingline again, this week! Along with J.Crew, other brands that will be available are Madewell (premium denim wear) and Crewcuts (for kids).

Place: 261 W 36th Street, (between 7th & 8th Ave), 2nd Floor

Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

According to the site, the type of merchandise available are:
* J.Crew - Samples / sample sizes for Men & Women
* J.Crew Footwear - Stock / all sizes for Women, with limited selection for Men
* Crewcuts - Samples / sample sizes for Boy & Girls
* Madewell - Stock denim and handbags for Women

Happy shopping!

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sephora Sundays #2- Free Skincare Samples for Beauty Insiders

For Beauty Insiders only, Sephora is offering this skincare sample bag for YOUR type of skin- Normal/Combo, Dry or Oily skin. Free with any online order of $25 or more, this sample kit allows you to try different brands' products that are suited for your skin.

Learn more about the 4 Steps...
Each kit has a product for a clean skin care routine in 4 Steps-
1) Cleanse- your skin, morning and night.
2) Treat- your specific problem areas
3) Moisturize- to maintain hydration
4) Protect- from future sun damage

Read Sephora's article on what exactly these four steps mean here.

For a long time, I only thought cleansing would be enough. I recently discovered the wonders of moisturizing my face, even though I had oily skin. I figured why would I want more products on my face that would create more oil. However, by moisturizing I was giving my skin what it needed so it would not overdry and produce even more oil. Hence, a happy face :)

What exactly is Step #2- Treat? According to the article, it means to treat any problem areas- whether it be zits, clogged pores, wrinkles, etc. There are products you can use to combat these problems in concentrated serums or spot treatments.

For Step #4 Protect from Sun Damage- this is something that I am workingon. Since I am allergic to many SPF products (it's the chemical used for SPF protection), I have to be very careful on what products I can use. Still looking for the right product I can use without making my face look like a tomato :)

To get YOUR FREE Sample bag with a $25 Sephora purchase...
Use code: 4STEPS at checkout!

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Have Your Valentine's Day Massage with Tammy Fender's Bulgarian Lavender Body Oil

tammy fender body oil
It's a new year for an all-natural you!

One of my favorite ways of moisturizing (especially in this harsh winter right now) is to use body oils. I recently discovered and tried the Tammy Fender Bulgarian Lavender Body Oil- and this product not only moisturizes but also awakens your spirit, as well!

What do I mean? Lavender oil is an essential oil that is commonly used in perfumes and aromatherapy. It contains many benefits that are therapeutic to calm and ease your mind. It truly has a scent that makes you feel calm and peaceful, which is great after a long day of work!

Tammy Fender's formulation in this body oil is meant to nourish and protect your skin. I use this after every shower to keep my skin moisturized; and this absorbs quickly so it doesn't feel oily and leave an icky residue.

Uses- I recommend using this as often as you can for fresh, radiant skin. One full pump will give you a quarter-sized dallop of oil; but the packaging you offers you to get tiny drops if you want. (Just press lightly!)

This body oil is also recommended for massages- Spend Valentine's Day this year stress-free with this calming, luxurious body oil. www.tammyfender.com (8 oz. for $65)

Here are some other great products in the Tammy Fender's line that I'm interested in..

Travel size products for on-the-go! I -aAlways like travel sizes just because :)

tammy fender repair balm
Intensive Repair Balm contains Helichrysum, nature's healer, and claims to heal acne scars, fade under eye-circles, and so much more! Def. want to try this!

(Disclaimer: I received this product from this company's PR agency to test, try and share my thoughts with my readers.)

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

My Yes to Carrots' How Could I Forget Kit

yes to carrots virgin airlines kit
For the holidays, I knew someone was flying Virgin Airlines, so I asked her to get me the Yes to Carrots "How Could I Forget" kit. Here it is! Since I first found out about it in November, see earlier post, I was excited to check this out. I have not tried their shampoo, conditioner and shower gel yet, which is why I thought this kit was perfect!

My review based on my hairtype- normal, can be oily.
Shampoo- To see how well the shampoo did on really oily hair, I waited till it was pretty slick. Unfortunately the shampoo was not able to really clean it as well as I would expect. I tried this again when I had not-as-oily hair and it was good. It left my hair soft, manageable and pretty clean. So I don't recommend this if your hair is super-oily.

Conditioner- This conditioner made my hair super sleek and smooth. It did not over-moisturize but made it feel really nice. It reminded me a lot of the Hair & Scalp Mud Mask- similar texture and results!

Shower gel- Great, moisturizing body wash. I use this with my shower poof thing to help exfoliate. Again, it doesn't lather as much but it still does a good job.

yes to carrots virgin airlines kit
Packaging- Overall, I know that I can re-use these bottles and refill them with more Yes to Carrots products for travel. Definitely like the travel case.. so cute!

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Forever 21 & Alice in Wonderland Arm Bangle

forever 21 alice in wonderland bangle

Now that you have your OPI nails and Urban Decay eyes decked out with Alice in Wonderland, wear some jewelry too!

Forever21 is carrying this beautiful bangle with etchings of your favorite Alice in Wonderland characters and tea parties scenery. ($6.80 US)

Size: 1.2" wide, 2.5" diameter

Can you spot the Cheshire Cat ? :)

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Urban Decay & Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows

Urban Decay & Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows

Ladies, it's finally here!

Urban Decay and Alice in Wonderland have teamed up to bring this gorgeous collection for you. It's available first on their website this Friday, January 15, 2010!

Urban Decay & Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows
This is LIMITED EDITION, so get yours quick! However, I've heard a lot of the colors are dupes so if you own previous book of shadows then you may not need this... just kidding! Isn't the packaging lovely?? Get yours soon!

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Friday, January 08, 2010

Meg's Makeup Dedication

megs makeup
What is Meg's Makeup?
It's more than just a makeup community; it's a haven where I am inspired by reviews and other members to try new and different products for my hair, skin and face. So many beauty tricks and info I find useful, I have learned from Meg's Makeup.

Just a few things I have learned in the past couple of months..

* The Benefits of Witch Hazel is amazing- it's great for my oily skin as an astringent.
* New Trends such as Dark Green Nail Polish- Inspired by this post, I got myself a Wet 'n Wild Dark Green nail polish later in the fall.
* To resist temptation for the Stila Smudgepot Set- I was strapped for cash.. but I really wanted this! Next year, I promise!
* What Hyaluron can do for your skin -Received the M. Asam's Aqua Intense Hyaluron Cream in my first goodie package and realized it really moisturized my skin. Works wonders! :)
* You CAN smell like a cupcake after a shower- Also received this in my goodie package, and fell in loooove.
* Glue=Pore Extraction (Laughs!)- Does this equation work in your beauty routine?
* New Companies/Websites such as 100% Pure, and BeautyTicket.com- Always like to check out new products on these sites to see what's new.
and last but not least,
*Palettes such as the LORAC Croc Palette, will always be my beauty must-have.
- I am obsessed with palettes and this one has created so many beautiful neutral eye shades for me. LORAC palette=Love.

Thank you Meg for being so wonderful and dedicated to this site and for inspiring all Megheads to be their true beautiful self! All Megheads share a love for beauty and makeup and I'm so grateful to be a part of this wonderful family. :) xo, BeautyAllThat

If you haven't joined yet, go to MEGSMAKEUP.COM to see what I'm talking about!

My previous mentions of Meghead are at:
* First Makeup Points Package
* Second Makeup Points Package
* My Twitter Page


Alice in Wonderland OPI Nail polish collection

Alice in Wonderland, in US theaters March 5, 2010, has teamed up with OPI to bring you four gorgeous colors in this special collection!

The four colors (from left to right) are:
Off With Her Red!-A Classy red shade
Absolutely Alice- A bright sparkly blue
Mad As A Hatter- JUST sparkly everything
Thanks so Muchness- A darker gorgeous red color

Here are two of my favorites:
Alice in Wonderland OPI Absolutely Alice
Alice in Wonderland OPI Mad as a hatter
Absolutely Alice
Mad As A Hatter

Starring Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, check out the trailer to Alice in Wonderland here:

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Quiz: What Does Your Nail Polish Color Say About You?

Quiz: What Does Your Nail Polish Color Say About You?

Find out and then see what shades you should try for perfectly-you hands

Are you a vibrant, sexy red? Or a demure and romantic pink? Or maybe a bold and daring black? Take this quiz to see what nail polish shades will match your personality -- maybe you'll find a new color that'll be your signature shade!

Take the quiz

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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Bonnie Marcus Collection at Shecky's Holiday Night Out

bonnie marcus collection

At the Shecky's Holiday Night Out in New York City, one of my favorite vendors was the Bonnie Marcus Collection. It stood out to me mainly because of its product offerings- sophisticated, festive and fab stationary! They had holiday greeting cards, stylish notepads (picked up a few myself!), mini notebooks and even slippers!

To check out their table and see what they had to offer...
bonnie marcus collection
Shopping list notepads are so adorable! They make great gifts! Currently on the website, they are selling for $7.50.
bonnie marcus collection
Bonnie Marcus note cards are also a great option for gifts. Go pick out your favorite design to send your friend a Thank You or note!

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Bath and Body Works- Hello, Yellow Sale!

Bath & Body Works is currently having their semi-annual sale. Each January, I go there to stock on my favorite staple items- their soaps and lotions! For almost 10 years, I have been a fan of their scents- which is now called their Classics. They truly are!

Country Apple, Sun-ripened Raspberry, Freesia (which is now called Sheer Freesia)!

I had all of these fragrances in their body lotion, body spray and shower gel..
What were your favorites and what did you get at their Hello, Yellow sale?

Bath & Body Works have been growing and expanded their product lines- they now sell Candles, Spa & Aromatherapy, Face & Hair products, etc.

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Tuesday, January 05, 2010

How-to: Achieve Perfect Eyeliner

Step-by-Step Guide for Perfect Eyeliner

Too scared to try a sexy cat eye? It's so easy with these tips

Don't you just love the winged-out eyeliner look you see on sultry celebrities like Angelina Jolie? While it may look intimidating, it's actually a very simple makeup technique. Blogger Temptalia shows us how it's done so we can all have super-sexy eyes.

See guide

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Quiz: Would You Survive 30 Days Without Beauty Products?

Would You Survive 30 Days Without Beauty Products?

See how one woman lived with only soap and sunscreen -- eek!

It's safe to say a lot of us are addicted to beauty products. I mean, would you quit your shampoo, mascara or lipgloss cold turkey? Sounds impossible, but that's what this woman did for a month. See how she survived -- and even thrived -- with only soap and sunscreen.

Read story

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Monday, January 04, 2010

Everyday Minerals New Year Specials

It's a new year... and that means new specials! EDM- famous for having ongoing specials has two new ones to celebrate 2010. They have new color collections that are not available for sale yet, but you can own a sneak preview NOW as a gift with purchase.

Wondered where the EDM forum went?

Please note: EDM's eye shadows have been reformulated and have caused controversy due to an additional ingredient they now have- Lauroyl Lysine. According to the site, it is "An amino acid derived from natural coconut fatty acid, used for it’s silk like texture, spreadability and adhesion qualities." What do you think of this?

Here are the two specials:
everyday minerals forum
Source: www.everydayminerals.com

This Disco Sensation trio is available with a purchase of $38 or more. (Sample sizes for each of the colors called, Tuesday Night Fever, Feather My Hair, Disco Roller Skating) Pretty huh?

This "Natural Mementos" duo is also yours with a purchase of $38 or more. (Full size products of these colors, called- Jewel Box & Lover’s Lane)

Source: www.everydayminerals.com
everyday minerals forum

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Juice Beauty Organics To Go Kit

juice beauty organics to go kit
I bought the Juice Beauty Organics To Go kit because I was looking for a new moisturizer to try and I had really liked other Juice Beauty products. I had tried their blemish serum and the

This kit, available at Sephora, contains:
- 2 oz Cleansing Milk
- 0.25 oz Green Apple Peel, Sensitive
- 0.17 Antioxidant Serum
- 1 oz Hydrating Mist
- 1 oz Nutrient Moisturizer
- Eco-bamboo Washcloth

Now that I think about it, in my opinion $29 for mostly sample size products is a bit pricey. Luckily I only use products sparingly so even samples last longer than it should. (This explains why I take forever to finish things too!)

Overall, it is a good kit to try a sampling of Juice Beauty Nutrient products if you have never tried before. This is an organic skincare line with antioxidant ingredients that are supposed to be beneficial to your skin. I have seen my skin feel smoother and I actually have not seen little bumps that I used to see in my cheeks. I stopped wearing face makeup for the last month, which may explain why as well. I will start again and let you know if the cause is my mineral face makeup...

Anyway, the Nutrient Moisturizer was just so-so for me. I had tried the Yes to Tomatoes balancing facial moisturizer and this one just doesn't compare. It doesn't absorb as well as it should and it felt like I had a residue on my face. Ick.

The Hydrating Mist, is like most facial sprays- keeps your skin moisturized and fresh throughout the day. I definitely liked this!

The Antioxidant Serum is SO TINY. Except for its really small portion, the serum was good and made my skin smooth after each application.

The Green Apple Peel was interesting. It smelled strong (all of these products smell like Apple) and had to take this off after 3-4 minutes. My face started to sting a bit. I didn't see anything change in my face, so not sure if it improved my skin or not.

The only product I have not tried is the Cleansing Milk- and since I didn't use it, there was no point in using the face cloth too. (Saving the cloth till my current one gets dirty.)

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Sunday, January 03, 2010

Sephora Sundays #1- Korres Collection

Welcome to the first edition of the Sephora Sundays Series (SSS! hehe) brought to you by Beauty and All That.

Every Sunday, I will post a product or two that I think is worth mentioning on Sephora. I may not necessarily have it, but it would be something that I think is worth getting, try, having! I will browse their site and post something that is a deal.. Pictures' source is from Sephora.com if I do not have the product.

juice beauty blemish clearing serum
Before I start, I looked at their Free Samples and they have the Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum. I definitely recommend this sample over the others if you're looking for something to help clear your blemishes with natural, organic ingredients.
Read reviews on this product here.

This Sunday's features are from the Korres Collection. There are two- Golden Goddess and Smoky Eyes. Each are available for $39.50. Read reviews on the Korres Collection here.

korres golden goddess collection at sephora
The Golden Goddess set contains:
- 0.27 fl oz Abyssinia Mascara Black
- 4 Full Size Eyeshadows in Silver 51S, Golden Bronze 27S, Golden Brown 34S and Golden Green 44S
- 0.04 oz Eyeliner Pencil in Golden 6S
- 0.20 fl. oz Cherry Oil Lipgloss in Bronze 37

Buy yours here.

korres smoky eye collection at sephora
The Smoky Eyes set contains:
- 0.27 Fl. Oz Abyssinia Mascara Black
- 4 0.06 Oz Full Size Eyeshadows in Plum 77S, Dark Gray 54S, Grey Brown 18S & White
- 0.04 oz 10S Eyeliner Pencil Black 1S
- 0.20 Fl. Oz Cherry Oil Lipgloss Beige Pink 32

Buy yours here.

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Saturday, January 02, 2010

Winter Suede Nail Colors by OPI

opi winter nails suede
Source: www.opi.com

Looking for winter colors to wear on your nails? Check out OPI's Suede collection! It contains 6 beautiful, sparkly colors! Some of the names may be familiar because they are already in previous collections, like "You Don't Know Jacques" which is in the France Collection, but these shades tho based on the previous color are NEW and GLITTERY. These are perfect for the New Year!

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Matching OPI Nail Colors with your Dell Computer

Source: www.opi.com

Can you say brilliant marketing?

OPI and Dell are working together so you can have a custom-designed Dell laptop to match one of your favorite OPI colors. Unfortunately, I won't be getting a new laptop anytime soon, but if YOU are, be sure to check this out!! The color, Holy Pink Pagoda, shown above is what I would have wanted. The color is so pretty and the swirly design is too!

See Fall OPI Colors here.

Customize your OPI color branded laptop at the Dell Design Studio here.

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Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year!

2010 is here!
My beauty-related resolutions are:

1) Use everything that I have before purchasing new things! Sort of like a Project 10 Pan- a term popular in the blogosphere/YouTube, coined by Lollipop26, where you have to use 10 products before buying something new. I wonder if throwing out old things count as part of the 10. :) Of course, this can be modified to your own terms. I am

2) Use products more often! This coincides with the first one since I need to use things before buying. However, I need to remind myself to use things, otherwise I just won't and they will collect dust.

3) Continue to use natural (or as natural as possible) products! It's important to take care of your skin and body and to limit the amount of chemicals you use in your makeup and skincare products.

4) Exercise more often! Ideally I would like to exercise 3-5 times a week, but I will be happy if I can do so at least twice a week. A few months ago, I actually had a routine after work, but then it got COLD and the winter blues makes me do other things. :)

5) Moisturize! Realized it is important to moisturize my face, so I will continue to do so more frequently.

6) Experiment with my makeup. I have so many colors (eye makeup-wise) to play with, that I want to experiment and have new & different looks! Definitely will be using more of my eye shadows from Everyday Minerals, Tarte, LORAC, etc. I also have collected a few nail polishes this year and I will continue to wear them. I have been on a makeup hiatus this month and a half, I believe, due to cold weather and a never-ending cough.

7) Look more glam :) (See 1-6 above)

8) BE HAPPY & HEALTHY! Yes, This is beauty-related because you need to have inner glow to be beautiful on the outside.

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