Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Night Romance by Edward Bess was one of my first lipsticks from his line. About a year ago, I ordered the Fall 2009 Lipstick Set which had Night Romance, Forever Yours and Tender Love - a trio of berry pinks. All 3 are classic colors that you can wear year round and can take you from day to night with ease. Each shade from last fall are very similar to each other. Night Romance is the coolest-toned of the three and has the most color. I'd describe it as a cool raspberry color. Forever Yours (reviewed here) is more neutral but close in color. Tender Love has a more reddish undertone. They all look very similar and the difference is in the undertone. You might ask, what's the difference? It's hard to put into words, but these links might help you out:
- You can see all three lined up here
- You can check out Karla Sugar's swatch line up on her blog, linked here
- Also check out Blogdorf Goodman's feature, linked here
- The Non-Blonde's Review of Night Romance, linked here
- Modesty Brown's Review of Night Romance, linked here
- Josie's Review on Pink Sith, linked here
FYI, Bergdorf Goodman has their $25 off $100 event coming soon. I believe in the next week. They have a new lipstick and gloss set out along with a new blush that I am eagerly waiting for. You might want to take advantage of this event to save a bit. I believe there is a GWP but I'm not 100% sure what it is. I recommend calling the girls to check out what they are offering this time.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
After a busy week of Thanksgiving (for our American friends) and Black Friday shopping, we're here to help you sort through all the latest and greatest in beauty. Forget the crowds and sit back next to the crackling fire and enjoy beauty right from your own home.
Kelly from Gouldylox Reviews has been taking us along with her on her hair changing ride with amazing results. See what Peter Lamas product helped her with her new found hair style and frizz.
Have you ever gone shopping for shoes and walk away with a beauty product you just can't resist? That's what happened to Debbi at Diva Debbi this week. See what Bobbi Brown ended up in her "getaway" bag!
The wait is on for the Royal Wedding of William and Kate April 29, 2011. But, now we can look like royalty as BeautyXposé shows us where we can get our own replica of the infamous sapphire and diamond engagement ring!
Charlestongirl of Best Things in Beauty buys a few Le Métier de Beauté True Color Eye Shadows every time she visits the counter, hoping to own them all one day. On her last visit, she sampled the range of natural tones. Will one work for you?
Kari from Fab Over Forty hit the holiday shopping early and you get to benefit! She's giving away to one lucky reader an Estee Lauder makeup set in a holiday red Coach makeup bag.
Gaia from The Non-Blonde couldn't resist Guerlain's Holiday Rouge G le Brilliant Bee limited edition lipstick from it's wonderful mirrored bee packaging to the tempting, luscious color inside. The swatches have us swooning for this shade!
Jane from Daly Beauty has certain requirements about her fragrances. Read what's in this CREED Tubereuse Indiana that makes it one of her favorites. It may just be what you're looking for in a fragrance, too!
Barely done with one holiday and we're on to spring beauty. Check out my feature on Chanel Riva. (It's on my medium Chanel Shell/MAC NC30-35ish skintone.) It's beautiful but still too early for me to feel comfortable wearing this right now. Want to see it on lighter skin? Check it out on Amy from Cafe Makeup, it's beautiful on her!
Happy Holidays everyone!
Friday, November 26, 2010
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Thursday, November 25, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Below you can see how pastel and milky Chanel Riva is compared to the blue from Louis Vuitton's Damier Azur Canvas material.
I'll probably put this aside until Thanksgiving is over. Even though it's not bright or in-your-face, it's not one of those typical classic nail colors. I'm not so sure I can brave this at the office during this time of year. Maybe you ladies can convince me otherwise.
If any of you have bought this, how are you liking it? And where/when will you be wearing this blue shade?
Most of the bags I own are still in fairly good condition. Do I have any bags that show wear and tear? Of course - it's natural that things get worn down with use, but it doesn't mean they aren't usable. Wearing down and ripping usually occurs at the bottom corners - places that aren't always highly visible but have frequent contact.
Again, I can't reiterate enough how helpful The Purse Forum is. I've found tips by designer since certain brands have different styles by material and finish. Of course I've been guilty of a number of no-no's. Carrying pens, hand cream and nail polish in my bag is like an accident waiting to happen. So far, no catastrophes yet for me - but it's bound to happen one of these days. Sometimes I just throw in what's convenient and forget what I put inside until a week later.
Anyways, hope you all have a great week! Hope it's a short one for the US girls and that you get a few days off for the holiday :)
Saturday, November 20, 2010
The holidays are the perfect time to treat yourself to a new fragrance, and Gaia has a suggestion that could make you feel glamorous and add an air of mystery to your charm. Pop over to The Non-Blonde to find out whether Gypsy should be on your wish list.
Flawless skin makes us look more youthful, and we want to look flawless for the holidays - anytime really! Kari tested the Luminess Air system. Did it give her the flawless look she wanted? Find out at Fab over Forty.
While we're talking about "flawless for the holidays," Jane found a new primer she loves: Exuberance Silicone-Free Primer. You have to read more at Daly Beauty. It sounds fabulous.
Once upon a time...Alima Pure made Charlestongirl feel like a princess. Check out Best Things in Beauty to find out how Once Upon a Time could make your own beautiful dreams come true.
At BeautyXposé, Anne was smitten with holiday collections of mineral shadows, liners, and glosses. Bare Escentuals may have created the perfect gift sets - if you can bear to give them away.
Kelly added some glitz to her life with a little sparkle on her lashes! Pop over to Gouldylox Reviews to find out how Hard Candy's Lash Tinsel could light up your eyes for a special event.
Debbi at DivaDebbi has a new holy grail foundation. Read about DivaDebbi's love affair with Giorgio Armani Beauty's Luminous Silk Foundation - and Armani's blender brush! We're betting she buys the brush too. Make sure to comment and tell her why she needs it.
Carla at Product Girl knows that smoky eyes are perfect for holiday parties. She's loving the newest kit from Smashbox! Check it out.
Right now I'm loving YSL's Touche d'Or Highlighter and Colorama Palette which give a gorgeous glow for the holidays. Definitely a must-see this holiday.
See any must-haves?