Sunday, May 20, 2012

Even More from Clinique

Clinique’s Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm is now available in even more shades. This world-wide phenomenon (truly) is a multi-tasking dynamo that moistens while coloring your lips with beautiful, vibrant (but still wearable) shades. The new shades include: Voluptuous Violet, Mighty Mimosa, Bountiful Blush, Two Ton Tomato and Curvy Candy.

These lip balms are very portable, easy to apply and never messy.

Another item we love from Clinique is  their Age Defense BB Cream. This light and effective cream adds color and UVA/UVB protection and also acts as a face primer. It is light and does what it promises. What more could you ask?

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Runway Coral-- for all of us

So, you think you can't wear coral-hued lip color? Clinique has given us Runway Coral, a shade that is just bright enough and just intense enough to look smashing on just about anyone. It feels great going on and lasts. This is a perfect shade for summer. Thanks, Clinique!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Festive Ideas from Avon

  You just might be able to find something for everyone from one place-- Avon. And choose a few affordable must-haves for you.
A new and exciting skin care advance from Avon, Anew Genics is worth trying, as is the Anew Platinum Eye and Lip Creme. To add a festive glow to you hair and skin, there is the So Luminous collection.  Nail polish with sparkle, lip color with  dazzling punch and eye make-up to make your eyes dramatically unforgettable (like the Professional Eye Smokifier) can help you look your celebration best and it is all so beautifully affordable.


Monday, October 17, 2011

Olay Nails Hair Removal

Looking for a gentle yet effective hair removal product that really works? Look no further then Olay's Smooth Finish Facial Hair Removal Duo. This new product is simply amazing. Don't be fooled by the elegant little tubes. Together they work to remove hair where you don't want it (on your face) in a gentle but thorough manner.

There are many hair removal kits out there and some of them work some of the time. This one does what it promises.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

A Remarkable Lip Color

At first glance the color in Clinique's elegant (as always) tube seems a bit off-putting. Black Honey. Lovely name but how would it look on? This is a shade that began as a lip gloss hue in 1971 and then saw another life as an Almost Lipstick in 1989. Now it has come around again and this time you have a choice. The Lipgloss/Lipstick Duo has two doses of the flattering shade so you can select whether you want a very light or slightly more daring application.

  Try it and you'll see that it really is a color almost anyone can wear and wear beautifully. Clinique refers to this shade as the new black and you will see that you can wear it with anything and you will look smashing.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sally Hansen Tools for Beauty

Time to groom your face for Fall and Sally Hansen recently launched a line of affordable beauty tools that will help.

The Now Brow Perfect Arch Brow Kit: Enjoy tweezer-free brow shaping from this innovative set. Featuring one brow scissor and one brow shaper, the perfect brow set allows you to refine, define, arch, and accent. ($9.49)
Mighty Mini Tini Tweeze Slant Tip: These travel size slant tip tweezers are perfect for working in-between or above the brows. The platform design inside the tips means even more hair-grabbing capability. ($5.49)
Sexy Curls Precision Eyelash Curler: Crimp, curl, widen and wink with the deluxe lash curler. Engineered to not touch the face and easier handling and crimping comfort. ($6.49)   



Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Solid, Baby!

Travel may now be a bit easier--lugging your shampoo and conditioner, anyway. One Bath and Body presents solid shampoo and conditioner to keep your hair beautiful while you are on the go. The company states:
"Where Natural beauty is also Down to Earth Gorgeous." And they mean it.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Smoothies for Your Eyes

Clinique's new Lid Smoothie Antioxidant 8-Hour Eye Colour  promises a long-wearing cream shadow that delivers rich, crease-resistant colour that stays put for eight hours. We were a bit skeptical at first. But we tried it on the hottest day on record-- 100 degrees and the A/C broke. The eye colour held up impressively. Everything else may have been melting but the eyes looked cool.

Ingredients such as an antioxidant-rich blend that includes extracts of Vitamin E. Broccoli, Carrot. Blueberry and Spinach, along with Cucumber, Aloe, and Caffeine all help make this product do what it promise. And beautifully. And you thought this eye magic got its Smoothie name by chance.

The shades--Currant Affair, Pinko Biloba,  Salt and Pepper to name just a few are convincingly beautiful--even the green (Cute-cumber) and blue (Impromptu-blue) shades are taken down enough notches so that they look amazingly natural.

When this comes out in August, visit the Clinique counter and try  it out.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Reach for Rembrandt

Always begin a new day (or evening) with super-fresh breath and the chance for whiter teeth.
This trio--Rembrandt Mouth Rinse, Rembrandt Toothpaste and the new Reach Toothbrush-- will help get you start your day off  right and you'll be doing the smart, healthy, and beautiful thing for your mouth.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Touch-Up Those Roots in No Time

Who wants to worry about  gray roots? Sure, there are root touch-up kits but they require you apply, rinse (and in some cases, shampoo). Supposing you notice when you are almost ready to leave for an appointment or festive occaision?  TouchBack offers real hair color in a travel-friendly marker. No matter where your travels take you this summer, keep grays at bay with TouchBack is a mistake-proof marker designed to camouflage gray between salon visits. The ultra-portable marker is the perfect way to instantly touch up color on the go, letting you focus on fun and forget about your roots.

TouchBack delivers true, temporary hair color on contact. The pocket-sized, beveledFiber Flow™ applicator makes for easy application when you want it, where you want it. Unlike mascara and crayons,TouchBack won’t flake or rub off with brushing. TouchBack bonds to the hair in a minute and stays true until shampooed out. The marker is available ineight shades that blend perfectly with permanent color.
Rich Black, Ash Blonde, Dark Brown, Golden Blonde, Medium Brown, Light Auburn,Light Brown Dark Auburn

TouchBack makes covering roots an easy part of your routine. Gentle ingredients—no harsh chemicals like ammonia or peroxide—leave hair looking and feeling natural.TouchBack is compatible with all styling products, so you can brush, gel, and spray away.

TO USE: Slide the skin-shielding comb under dry hair as close to the scalp as possible, then applyTouchBack to gray roots. For resistant gray hair, hold the marker on the hair for a few seconds to deposit additional color. To remove color, just shampoo. The sugg. retail price is $29.99 but, this isn't a use it once product.  You can re-cap the "marker" to use again another time.

WHERE TO FIND IT: and all Ulta stores.