Monday, April 30, 2007

I've Taken the Plunge!




So, I'm an equal opportunity beauty product user. When looking under my bathroom sink, you'll find an array of just about every kind of product you thought existed. I don't believe in crossing off any one kind of product from being under there, unless it of course scours my face or burns my skin. My daily face-cleansing regimen consists of a number of different branded products which have each been given a fair trial and have passed a rigorous testing period. Which brings me to the reason that I'm writing about this in the first place. I've decided to subject myself to a line of products by which are all of the same brand. The line is Arbonne--a Swiss formulated skin-care line that's got everything I now know I need. A couple of months ago, a good friend of mine took her product raving to the next level, which was that of introducing me to the very line of products themselves. Fairly hesitant, I followed her to an informational meeting about the stuff (yup, it was going through my head too..."oh no, it's one of those!"), so that I would have the opportunity to test them out for myself and see what all the hype was about. I wasn't interested in selling Mary Kay in my living room, and I wasn't about to have some product-pushin' party in my kitchen either. I couldn't have been more wrong. The RE9 products are facial crack. Although my cleanser has been, and continues to do it's job oh-so-well--always leaving me without a blemish in sight--I think I forgot about the fact that your face needs a little life and glow to it. Immediately my face was lit. Not in a grease-slick sorta way, but in a real "I'm so healthy I look like I'm 16" sort of way. I knew I needed that freshness everyday and lost sleep over the idea of returning the trial-time set. Not only that, but the line is dedicated to the non-use of mineral oil (which hello, congests my skin so badly I don't know what hit it), and Ph-correct formulas (yes ladies, Ph-correct. Not Ph-balanced). Who knew that one whole line could set your face so straight, so quickly? Not only that, but I shared the men's line with the other half. I don't like to put his business out there (well at least not more than a few times a day), but you don't know what it means to have met a good product line until your man calls you begging to order more shaving cream. But that's another story. Well anyway, today I met with her and made my first order. I'm counting down the three short days until it gets here, and I can hardly wait. Got questions? Ask away. I'd be happy to turn you into an addict too.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Weekend Inspiration

"Think about all the beauty still left around you and be happy" -Anne Frank

Hold It All In..


Sorry AGAIN for the extra-long gap in postings! I've been torn left and right trying to make deadlines and also show some love to this page. Anyway, I'm back now and I had to let you all know about the most wonderful cosmetics case I have seen in a super long time. I'm all about Fafi--you know, the French graffiti artist who designs the extra-cute fantasy characters? Well, LeSportSac has jumped on the bandwagon and has featured her as their new artist this season! I can't even begin to tell you how excited I was to discover their cosmetics travel tote with Fafiness all over it. It was mine within seconds. It's no big investment, but in the event that you're in the crafty mood this weekend, head on over to Craftzine so that you can get started on making your very own at home!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Weekend Inspiration

"Beauty is an outward gift, which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused." - Edward Gibbon

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Liptastic!


I have always and forever made my attempts to stay away from lipsticks in the tube. I'm all about the tinted gloss, a sponge applicator, and everything in between, but when it comes to that dried-out matte looking lipstick..no thank you. However, this weekend I came upon two new sticks that really made me change my mind. Poppy, was one of my favorite lip-color creators of all time when I first came into my little obsession with beauty products. Not only was she from Australia (one point!), but she featured her line of sticky pots of colored gloss at Barneys (two points!), which were so right on the money (that makes three points!). Something happened, and I missed the memo. One day her line went missing and I thought she would never come back. I cherished what I had left of my remaining colors, and had to move on. But this weekend I received news that she was coming back, and in a big way! She's back at Barney's with a line called "Lipstick Queen", and she's all the better for it. Half of her line is called Sinners (consisting of 90% pigment and 10% viscosity), while the other half of her line is called Saints (10% pigment and 90% viscosity). Hold on tight, because she'll be out with new glosses soon as well.


So, this wasn't the end of all things lipstick for me. I also took my little curious mind on over to Victoria's Secret to pass some time..and what did I find? A collection of lipsticks (and a shade!) that I actually liked! Not only did it provide a super-moisturizing punch (thanks to coconut, vitamin E and tiara flower), but it was the perfect color which enhanced the tone of my lips without the need to look in a mirror during application. I was really wrong about the traditional lipstick, and because of it I feel that I have waisted some good time we could have been spending with each other. In case you're interested in dropping a measley $12 on a super-great lip color, you'll be looking for the Very Sexy Sheer Moisture Lipstick in Exhibitionist.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

I'm all about beauty tonics...

...but HOW FAR will companies like Coca-Cola go to get in on the action of beauty-inspired drinks and teas? Apparently, they are in the mid-stages of creating a drink by the name of Lumae. Their plans are to team up with L'Oreal cosmetics to market this drink as beauty-benefitting bevy. Now, if it has even half as much sugar and artificial ingredients as a regular Coke, then we should all run...quickly in the opposite direction. Afterall, we're all very aware of what sugar does to our skin, right? However, time will only tell and we'll be able to scan the nutrition facts only after it's released..which should be sometime in 2008.

Will she be accepted?


Rumor on the street is that Catherine Zeta-Jones is in the middle of applying for a trademark for a new line of cosmetics under her name. As stunning as she is, I'm hoping her application goes through with ease and her line gets in stores ASAP! With SJP coming out with her new line "Bitten", there's just so much to be excited about and look forward to these days.
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