Posts tagged "beauty"

Tried & True: Clean & Clear Continuous Control Acne Cleanser

As much as we like experimenting with new products and trends, there are some items we purchase over and over and over again. Why mess with a good thing? Tried & True shares fashion and beauty goods that keep us coming back for more because they never let us down.

Did you know benzoyl…

By: Annika Harris / May 6, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: Marc Jacobs “Biscotti” Splash Scent

There are so many fragrances to choose from this season. My new favorite everyday scent right now is Marc Jacobs “Biscotti” Splash Scent (sold exclusively at Nordstrom). The fragrance was inspired by the delectable treats found in patisseries, with notes of freesia, orange flower, pistachio blossom, and vanilla that combine into a truly crisp and…

By: Annika Harris / April 7, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: Balenciaga Paris Eau De Parfum

If you’re a lover of lady mags like we are, then you’ve probably noticed advertisements for Balenciaga Paris in almost every April issue. It’s kind of difficult to get the full effect with those paper fragrance testers so I got my hands on an actual bottle of this new scent. My first thought after the…

By: Annika Harris / March 29, 2010

Win This! Sweet Lemon Products From The Body Shop

The Body Shop has long backed good causes — remember last year’s safe sex lip balm? — and this month the company launched a new campaign in an effort to raise awareness about the sex trafficking of children and young people. Through its LemonAid effort, The Body Shop will donate $15,000 to organizations working to…

By: The Frisky / March 24, 2010

Win This! V-Day Love Kit From Booty Parlor

Happy almost-Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re single or taken, The Frisky wants to be your Valentine. Look for a contest each day leading up to Feb. 14. Prizes will include makeup, books, lingerie, jewelry, and more, but each one only lasts a day—enter now!

If you’ve never heard of Booty Parlor, then saddle up. They…

By: The Frisky / February 9, 2010

Win This! Dawn Spencer Hurwitz St. Valentine Fragrance

Put a little love and romance in the air with Dawn Spencer Hurwitz’s St. Valentine fragrance. Hurwitz is often inspired by the seasons, friends, and history when creating her Essence Studio perfumes, but this February she had amore on her mind. The rich St. Valentine scent has notes of violets, red roses, and chocolate, so…

By: The Frisky / February 3, 2010

Win This! Glominerals GloLip Maven Kit

Happy almost-Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re single or taken, The Frisky wants to be your Valentine. Look for a contest each day leading up to Feb. 14. Prizes will include makeup, books, lingerie, jewelry, and more, but each one only lasts a day — enter now!

Makeup palettes are often a waste of money…

By: The Frisky / February 1, 2010

Thicker Hair From A Cream

Beyond adding extensions or using complicated styling tricks, there isn’t a whole lot you can do to make your hair thicker than it actually is. But leave it to scientists to figure out how to dupe everyone into thinking Mother Nature blessed you with voluminous strands. Living Proof’s smarty-pants team developed a new material that…

By: Catherine Strawn / January 15, 2010

Frenemy Gift Idea: A Beautiful Pile Of Coal

For parents, part of the joy of Christmas is knowing your children will behave in the days leading up to Santa’s arrival. But when you grow up, the scary possibility of finding coal in your stocking instead of presents has been fairly nonexistent, until now: Lush Cosmetics decided to bring back the sooty gift thi…

By: Bianca Posterli / December 24, 2009

Win This! Hissyfit Body Double Anti-Aging Body Moisturizer + SPF

We spend tons of time (and money) washing, toning, and moisturizing our faces to keep them smooth and free of blemishes and fine lines, but most of us just slap on any ole body moisturizer. When we’re old and gray, our faces will be oh-so-smooth, and our limbs will be covered in wrinkles. But not…

By: Catherine Strawn / November 20, 2009

Makeup Crush: Bourjois Limited Edition Compacts

Want to put a little piece of Paris in your pocket? Check out French makeup company Bourjois’ limited edition collection of eyeshadows and blushes, called “Rendez-vous à Paris.” Each compact features a vintage-inspired illustration of a Paris monument or landmark. A shimmery silver hue shows a picture of the grand opera house; a sultry black…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 17, 2009

Moisturize For A Good Cause

When you do something good, you shouldn’t expect to get anything in return. But, you have to admit, it’s not so bad when you do. During the holiday season, Kiehl’s is selling a special edition version of their beloved by the masses Creme de Corps body moisturizer, with 100 percent of the net profits supporting…

By: Catherine Strawn / November 3, 2009

$10,000 Buys You A Lifetime Of Not Smelling Like The Joneses

Sure, in a perfect world, our favorite fragrance would be all our own. It would be an exclusive scent that smells like no other, and when we left a room, people would say, “Oh, it still smells like her,” and sigh wistfully. (For that matter, no one would have the same H&M dresses either, hate…

By: Erin Flaherty / October 26, 2009

Beauty Test Drive: Ellen Sirot Hand Perfection Nail And Cuticle Treatment

I have the kind of cuticles that look dry and ragged a day or two after a manicure, and my cracked knuckles sometimes look as if I walk like a gorilla. Despite my best efforts to re-apply lotion after washing my hands and sleeping with my hands slathered in Vaseline and covered with moisturizing gloves,…

By: Annika Harris / October 24, 2009

The Stila Makeup Player Sorta Rocks

Stila cosmetics has married beauty and technology with the Makeup Player, a high-tech makeup case that also doubles as an MP3 docking station. For less than $70, you not only get the player and a Stila beautytube DVD but also a few of Stila’s tried and true cosmetics — the One Step Foundation, an eyeshadow…

By: Annika Harris / October 23, 2009

Cheapskate: The Body Shop

Sometimes you just need a pick-me-up and some pampering, but who has the dough to run to the spa every time the stress dial is cranked up? Well, it’s time to look for life’s little indulgences at The Body Shop. Typing endless reports could be a lot easier if your hands were luxuriating under a…

By: Annika Harris / October 22, 2009

Beauty Test Drive: Benefit Crescent Row Fragrances

We know and love Benefit’s cosmetics well — their Bad Gal eyeliner and Dr. Feelgood complexion primer have been makeup bag staples forever — but we don’t exactly think of them first when it comes to perfume. Strike that notion, because their newish Crescent Row line beats out any old Britney Spears fragrance launch any…

By: Erin Flaherty / October 20, 2009

Beauty Test Drive: Kiehl’s Organic Açaí Collection

You remember that whole açaí berry craze, no? Sure ya do. Well, now in addition to drinking it up, you can slather it all over your face. This summer, my combination, acne-prone skinned self and I cleansed, toned and moisturized with Kiehl’s Rare Earth Pore Minimalizing collection, which definitely got the job done and kept…

By: Erin Flaherty / October 15, 2009

Beauty Test Drive: Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream

We feel sad, hurt, angry and confused when the insult to the injury of a poor night’s sleep includes dark circles and puffy eyes. Is there no justice in this world? Luckily, Origins feels our pain, and with faking a well-rested look in mind, they created a brand-new eye cream designed to lend you the…

By: Erin Flaherty / October 6, 2009

When Do You Put The Most Faith In Beauty Products?

So for the first time in about three years I made a trip to the derm—with my wedding coming up next year, I figured I shouldn’t really procrastinate. (Visions of adult acne and a white dress dance in my head!) At the end of the appointment, I walked out with two prescriptions — one face

By: Nina Carbone / October 1, 2009