The long-anticipated Sheer Glow and Sheer Matte Foundations from NARS are finally here!
The two foundations first made their debuts at New York Fall 2009 Fashion Week and will replace the existing NARS Oil-free Foundation and Balanced Foundation. Sheer Glow is a glowing, satin-finish foundation that is great for those with normal to dry skin while Sheer Matte provides a soft matte finish and helps to control oil and shine throughout the day.
Infused with collagen and Hyaluronic spheres, L’oreal’s latest Extra-Volume Collagen Mascara is an improved version of the oh-so-famous Voluminous mascara that can easily replace your fake lashes.
Just like the Voluminous, this makes my lashes instantly thicker and darker with just a coat or two. The brush is a lot bigger than the Voluminous but unlike other mascaras with big wands (Hello Cover Girl’s Lash Blast or Max Factor’s 2000 Calorie Extreme Lash Plumper!), it still reaches the base of my lashes and those puny bottom lashes without smearing all over the place.
I am always on the hunt for a good lip balm to fight my curse of chapped lips, and my latest find is good old ChapStick’s newest invention, ChapStick True Shimmer.
The ChapStick True Shimmer is basically your regular ChapStick with tiny silver shimmer to keep your lips moisturized while giving them that extra pop of shine. All you have to do is glide it on and your lips will feel instantly softer and shinier with no stickiness. It also comes in four yummy flavors – Botanical Berry (my favorite), Tropical, Peppermint Rush and Blended Fruit Sherbet – which all smell great! Plus it only retails $2.79 and is available at all drugstores nationwide. So ladies, no more excuses for walking around with chapped lips!
Now you can win a free ChapStick True Shimmer in Tropical or Peppermint Rush to try for yourself! Simply leave a comment under this entry with your name and e-mail address by July 16th 2009. The winners will be picked randomly and notified via e-mail. Good luck!
* This giveaway has ended and the winners are Deena Harris and melissa89tan. I will be in touch with you girls shortly!
Just showing some love for my latest favorite drugstore liner – Rimmel London Underground Spark It Up! Gleaming Eye Darkening Liner! These babies are da bomb and remind me of MAC Pearlglide Liners – only at 1/3 of the price!
Rimmel Underground Spark It Up! Gleaming Eye Darkening Liners
Tweezerman’s Zip File is the perfect example of a product with an innovative packaging that actually works.
The Zip File is a nail file housed in a cute plastic case so you can easily slide the file out to fix chips and nicks and slide back to keep the file protected and clean. Plus it contains two sides, a coarser side for shortening and shaping nails and a slightly smoother side to buff and seal the edge.
Now I no longer have an excuse to chew on my chipped mani or leave it unfixed just because I don’t have a file with me. Hooray!
The Zip File is available at Tweezerman.com for $5.50. For every file that is sold, Tweezerman will be donating $1 to the SmileTrain foundation, an organization dedicated to providing free surgeries to children with cleft lips and palates in 75 of the world’s poorest countries.
Thanks to a trick I picked up from guru Victor C at the MAC Pro Sculpting The Face Master Class and Tweezerman’s BrowMousse, I no longer have to worry about my eyebrows disappearing in the 90+°F Chicago summers!
The BrowMousse is a clear gel designed to help tame those unruly eyebrows and keep your brow makeup in place. Unlike some lower end brow gels, this is super lightweight, non-sticky and never stiffens or looks gummy when it is dry. It also comes with a slightly smaller spoolie applicator that is gentle on the skin and deposits the gel evenly with great precision. All I have to do is brush this through my brows, wait a few seconds for it to dry then fill in my brows with powder and it gives excellent hold so the powder stays on all day. Oh and did I mention that it only retails $10 and is available at all drugstores nationwide? Loves!