Monthly Archives: April 2012

What’s In My Makeup Bag

I have 3 makeup kits: a train case that has all my products that I often use when I do makeup for other people, a bigger personal case that contains the items I don’t use every day (like my smoky … Continue reading

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Zoya Summer ’12: Beach & Surf

To celebrate summer, Zoya has combined 2 amazing micro-collections into 1 big collection: Beach & Surf. Inspired by the warm, sun-kissed colors of the beach and the cool, refreshing hues of the ocean, these shades take the colors naturally found … Continue reading

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Laura Mercier Secret Concealer

I have been searching high and low for months for a new concealer. I don’t typically have permanent dark circles under my eyes, but I’d been noticing lately that by the middle of the day, I started to look really … Continue reading

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Bobbi Brown Summer ’12: Miami

Bienvenidos a Miami! With its Art Deco architecture, South Beach, vibrant nightlife, and perfect bikini-clad bodies in the sand, it’s hard not to be inspired by Miami. For her summer collection, Bobbi Brown took her cue from the Florida coastal … Continue reading

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Ciate’ Caviar Manicure

Move over, nail art; the next big trend is textured nails. You can give yourself a textured mani at home, thanks to Ciate’ Caviar Manicure ($25). Each kit comes with a bottle of nailpolish and a bottle of tiny textured … Continue reading

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Clarins Summer ’12: Enchanted Summer

While sun-kissed skin plays a major part in Clarins’s summer 2012 collection, Enchanted Summer, it’s clear that the eyes take center stage. Eyes grab attention with a strikingly detailed gold-encased eyeshadow palette featuring 4 vibrant shades and 1 sumptuous, dramatic … Continue reading

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Earth Day 2012 Beauty

This Sunday (April 22) is Earth Day. Recently, I’ve made a conscious effort to include more all-natural products in my beauty regimen, not only because they’re better for my body, but because many of them benefit the planet, too. With … Continue reading

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J.Crew’s Double Crystal Brulee Necklace

When J.Crew debuted their Crystal Brulee necklace & bracelet in their jewelry collection last fall, it sold out so quickly. And it’s no wonder; the round-cut, gleaming glass stones of the necklace and bracelet were so sparkly and attention-grabbing. It … Continue reading

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Urban Decay’s New Eyeshadows

Urban Decay has reformulated and repackaged their eyeshadow collection. The company says their recently-unveiled new shadows are softer, richer, smoother, and longer-lasting. The shadows were improved with the help of UD’s trademarked Pigment Infusion System, which, according to UD, “holds … Continue reading

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Lancome Summer ’12: Pink Safari

Lancome‘s summer 2012 collection, Pink Safari, is a seasonally-appropriate mishmash of pink and bronze colors. While I like the way this collection has shaped up, I don’t think it’s groundbreaking; in fact, many of the items seem similar to summer … Continue reading

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