Monday, March 26, 2012

Golden Light Shines Bright

Armani Beauty Spring Collection 2012 is so fresh, it reminds me of an exquisite, perfumed floral bouquet. Hyacinths, Daffodils and Tulips come out of hiding in pastel shades of pinks, greens and lavender. Armani Beauty Spring Collection Eye Palette # 1 with hues of pearl violet, jade green, sheer gold and greige, is "modern couture," complimentary colour at its best. The Limited Edition Eye Palette, with “Luce d’oro" pigment gives off a radiant shine, illuminating the whole face. Versatile, and super wearable, apply sheer gold or subtle yellow to the inner corners of the eyelid, complimenting the violet and jade shades.
Try sheer gold or greige alone, paired with Eyes To Kill Mascara, for a sexy-sweet look, en tandem. 
I've never been an artist who needs to stick to 'the makeup rules.'
A light eye must be worn with dark lip and vice versa. Phooey.
Sometimes, it's fun to pair a soft eye with a pale lip. Harmonious perfection. Gloss d’Armani lip gloss, Spring 2012 in Beige, is pearly pigmented, and beautifully understated. Waterproof Eye Liner Pencil #04, Spring 2012 limited edition is a creamy, delicious antique gold. So rich with pigment and water resistant, it can be worn all day, on the entire lid. Waterproof Eye Liner Pencil, #06 is a stunning copper, metallic shimmer. So pretty, I almost want to keep it a secret. A well known makeup artist's trick, apply gold eyeliner to the lip, directly over Cupid's bow, creating light and definition. "Metallic definition in a wave of light." Armani Beauty never fails to mesh elegance and modern together, keeping up with times while bringing sophistication along.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Cutting It Close

This time of year, I usually get away with not shaving. A small forest growing on the legs. It's freezing out, no one sees the hidden, guerrilla body. Thanks to global warming, and 80 degree temperatures up north, we girls have to get primpin'. Have no fear, Schick Intuition Tropical Splash is here. Schick's Intuition Tropical Splash moisture infused razor simplifies shaving. The one-step razor comes infused with a conditioning solid that lathers and moisturizes while shaving. Eliminating the need for gel, soaps and body wash. Four blades means a sleek, flawless shave that's smooth and easy. If you can't get to the tropics, buy a kiddy pool, get your chaise, make some frozen smoothies, and pretend you're at the beach. Your bod' will be ready. Schick Intuition Tropical Splash gives a scented, tropical fragrance shave and silky legs directly to you. I have one packed in my Makeup Kit, for the occasional, hippy model that shows up ungroomed. I can't blame him or her, I've done the same thing. Tropical Splash leaves you with no 'hairy' excuses, just the ultimate beauty accessory.

If you really want to go Mission Impossible techie, pick up Schick Hydro Silk. With 5 Curving Sensing Blades, and unique Skin Guards, Hydro Silk is the wave of the future.

"Schick Hydro Silk hydrates skin like no other razor can. This uniquely designed razor goes beyond an incredibly close shave to actually care for your skin. With Water-Activated Moisturizing Serum & 5 Curve-Sensing blades with skin guards to help protect skin from irritation, the Hydro Silk razor leaves skin feeling silky smooth! And it’s preferred over the leading 5 blade razor."

I like a man scruffy, but every so often a neat, shaved look is cool.
Schick has some great products for the boys, too. Check out their web.
Schick is available at most mass market retailers, drugstores and supermarkets nationwide.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Caviar and Diamonds.

To covet = to wish for, especially eagerly. Ciate nails are funky, stylish, and easy to apply.
Forget the three hour Calgel application which looks amazing, but is wicked expensive and requires return maintenance visits. Not too mention the damage done to the nails. Who has that kind of dough, and /or time to waste?
With Ciate's Cavair Manicure coming to Sephora soon, you can get funky on your own.
Nail art that's delicious, painted in the comfort of your home. I work on the face. I keep my nails short and neat. Finally, some nail naughty that's nice. Don't forget the toes. Flip flop season is almost here.

"The inspiration behind the Caviar Manicure™ came about when Charlotte, Ciaté’s Creative Director, was looking to create 3-dimensional nails for a front cover magazine shoot and wanted to develop something feminine, indulgent yet delicately extravagant.
The finished effect gives nails an instant sophisticated look.
Very Ciaté!"

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Take Me Back

Time traveler's one and all, RoC's Retinol Correxion line has some fantastic anti-aging products,
'that will take the look of your skin back ten years.' Ten years off the face? I'm in.
RoC, the prestige skincare brand, developed strong ties with dermatologists, becoming a leader in French skincare. I remember the early years in Paris, stepping into the pristine Pharmacies, jaw dropping wide open. It was like entering into a magic, fairy tale land of beauty. Aisles and aisles filled with top end Cosmetics. The Pharmacies in Paris have everything, meds, innovative Cosmetic brands, and awesome skincare. I picked up a RoC moisturizer, mostly for the affordable price and fell instantly in love. My skin never looked gorge. It felt supple, smooth, clean, and had a healthy glow. Granted, I was twenty. RoC remained a skincare favorite. In 1999, RoC was introduced to the US. Now everyone could experience beautiful, radiant skin.

When asked to review RoC Retinol Correxion, I was thrilled.
It used to be that Retinols were only available by script through a dermatologist.
Not true anymore, thanks to RoC's advances in science & technology.
"What is Retinol?
Retinol is pure Vitamin A and the #1 dermatologist recommended cosmetic age-fighting ingredient. RoC scientists were the first to develop the methods needed to stabilize and package retinol in its pure and effective form. "

I love Deep Wrinkle Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30, and UVA/UVB Sunscreen. It smells clean, has a not too light/ not too heavy feel, protects against the sun, and reduce wrinkles. Tread lightly when using  Retinol, especially if you have sensitive skin. Start by applying three times a week, and see how the skin reacts. Work your way up slowly to everyday use.

Deep Wrinkle Serum, can be applied once in the AM or PM on clean skin. The formula is light and absorbs quickly into the skin. Some tingling might happen, don't worry. It means the product is working and reversing the clock. In four weeks, you'll notice a healthy glow. In twelve weeks, visibly reduced lines. Mark my words, your girlfriends will say, "Your skin looks amazing. What are you using?'
RoC Retinol Correxion is the safest way to smoother skin. Harsh glycolics cost a fortune, sometimes burn and blister the face, taking weeks to heal.

Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Night Cream is oil- free, won't clog your pores and can be worn on top of daily moisturizer. Allure Editors' Beauty Pick, it begins working immediately, penetrating the skin while you sleep. Wrinkles, crows feet, see ya.

If you've tried Retinols and they are too harsh for your sensitive skin, RoC Correxion Sensitive has just the products for you. Retinol Correxion Sensitive's Eye and Night Creams, designed specifically for Retinol newbies. Gentler, lightweight formulas soothe the skin, while fighting anti-aging and wrinkles. Dark circles begone. 

RoC has kept their promise. Quality skincare at a reasonable price.
Bringing time travel chic en masse.

"Get up to 10 years back to the look of your skin with RoC® RETINOL CORREXION®.
It contains RoC®RETINOL to penetrate deep within the skin’s surface to help stimulate skin’s natural process to improve the look of even deep wrinkles.
*On average, 10 years back to the look of your skin is based on diminished appearance of wrinkles after 12 weeks use in clinical testing. Tested on RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream, RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Daily Moisturizer SPF 30, RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Serum, RoC® Daily Resurfacing Disks. Results may vary."