New For Spring 2011 From The Body Shop — The Honey Bronze Collection

Honey Bronze For Summer 2011

Transform into a bronze goddess with natural looking shimmer and glow thanks to the new moisturizing Honey Bronze make-up range from The Body Shop. Honey, known as one of nature’s best moisturizers, is used throughout the entire range so you can enjoy even application and a natural-looking bronzed and beautiful complexion. Discover new Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil, Brilliance Powder, Bronzing Gel For Face, Lip Nectar and Bronzing Powder. These products are ideal whether you want a subtle hint of bronze or you prefer deeper tones. You can say goodbye to patchy bronzing thanks to the honey bee, instead enjoy smooth, moisturized skin with a bronzed glow. This range simply wouldn’t be possible without the incredible work of the honey bee, providing the honey and beeswax used across the range.

Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil ($14) You are bound to love this light-weight moisturizing body oil. It gives skin a natural-looking beautifully bronzed shimmering glow, with a dry finish.  Long-lasting and streak-free, it contains Community Fair Trade honey from Ethiopia and beeswax from Cameroon to moisturize. That’s right, these are two perfect ingredients for inclusion in this bronzing product, moisturizing, softening and smoothing your skin. Apply to your body using circular motions.  Wash hands after use.

Honey Bronze Brilliance Powder ($22) This illuminating powder can be applied to your cheeks and collarbone,
leaving skin looking glowing and radiant. Enhance your natural skin color with this easy-to-apply powder, which gives an instant shimmer courtesy of the integrated brush. It contains Community Fair Trade honey from Ethiopia and Community Fair Trade beeswax from Cameroon. Release the powder by twisting the top, and apply directly to your cheeks and décolletage, until you have the perfect depth of color you desire.

Honey Bronze Bronzing Gel For Face ($14) This lightweight moisturizing bronzing gel suits all skin tones, giving an even and natural-looking honey-bronzed glow – it can also be used to enhance a natural tan. It contains Community Fair Trade honey from Ethiopia and beeswax from Cameroon, as well as organic aloe vera from Guatemala. Simply smooth over skin gently, blend for a perfect finish and wash hands after use.

Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder ($18.50) Discover a compact bronzer to give your skin a matte, natural-looking glow. Ideal for a smooth and even finish, simply using a bronzer brush, dust over forehead, cheeks, nose and chin – anywhere the sun naturally touches your face. With four shades available, each contains Community Fair Trade honey from Ethiopia, beeswax from Cameroon and marula oil from Namibia.

Honey Bronze Lip Nectar ($10) The Body Shop has developed two perfect shades of lip gloss to offset your
bronzed look. With a sheer high shine glossy tint, Honey Bronze Lip Nectar is perfect for parched or sun-exposed lips. You can wear these alone or over lip color, providing your lips with great moisturization. Each product contains Community Fair Trade honey, beeswax and marula oil. Available in two shades: Honey Bunch and Honeycomb.

What I think:  I have tried a few of these products.  My favorite is the Bronzing Gel for Face.  It is a really pretty bronze color without any orange to it. I dab it on my cheeks, nose, forehead and chin to mimmick where the sun would give me color.  I also use it as a contour under my cheekbones and at my jaw line.

The Bronzing Powder in light works well all over my face as it gets darker with sunless tanning or as a bronzer.  The other product I tried is the Brilliance Powder which is glittery, so it’s not for me.  I gave it to my teenage daughter and she loves it.

Visit www.thebodyshop.usa-com to learn more and to purchase. 

LORAC 3D Multidimensional Beauty Collection

The 3D Multidimensional Beauty Collection from LORAC is a great way to infuse your Spring makeup look with some shimmer. The products below are very unique in that many of them include holographic pigments. The products are:

MULTIPLEX 3D LASHES MASCARA ($22) – This volumizing and thickening mascara takes your lashes to the next level by instantly delivering 3 times the volume.  MULTIPLEX 3D LASHES has a buildable, smudge-resistant and multidimensional formula that creates a dramatic lash look.  Featuring beneficial ingredients like silk and keratin to nourish and condition.  The professional curved brush easily grabs, lifts and curls for maximum coverage and length.

3D LIQUID LUSTRE ($16) – A shimmering top coat that lets you amp up your look.  This paraben-free, long-lasting, shimmering coat can be applied over eye shadow or worn alone on eyes and cheeks for a luminous, prismatic 3-Dimensional sparkle and shine.

3-in-1 WATERPROOF EYELINER PENCIL ($18) – Get sexy, smoldering, defined eyes with this no-smudge, no-budge waterproof eyeliner pencil.  This new eyeliner features a creamy, velvety-smooth texture and intense rich color that easily glides on for a clean, precise line.  This transfer-resistant retractable pencil is equipped with its own sharpener and “smudger” for effortless, versatile application.  Available in Ultra Black, Chocolate and Eggplant.

MULTIPLEX 3D EYE SHADOW PALETTE ($38) – This Sephora Exclusive Limited Edition Palette contains high-wattage 3-Dimensional color with 6 velvety-smooth shadows infused with luminous, prismatic, holographic lustre, long-lasting pigments and versatile color.  The shadows can be worn dry for a soft, natural finish or wet for a more intense color pigment.  It can even be worn wet or dry as an eyeliner.  The faux animal print palette fits perfectly in your purse or clutch and is very on-trend for the season!

MULTIPEX 3D LIP GLOSS DUO ($28) – Get two glam and gorgeous shades of our popular Multiplex 3D Lip Gloss for the sexiest lips ever!  This innovative, paraben-free lip gloss contains holographic pigments, long-lasting color and high-lacquer shine.  The duo features 2 shades – 3D (Rose Bronze with glitter) and 4D (Bubble Gum Pink with glitter).

MULTIDIMENSIONAL BEAUTY COLLECTION ($35) – This ULTA Exclusive Collection contains everything you need for MULTIDIMENSIONAL eyes and lips.  Featuring 3 prismatic light-reflecting shadows for dramatic shimmering color and MULTIPLEX 3D Lip Gloss in ULTA GLAM for super glossy 3D lips.  All enclosed in a metallic mesh makeup case that can double as your evening clutch.

I tested the 3D Eye Shadow Palette and the 3-in-1 Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil. I love the shadows because not only do they give a great variety for many looks — the multi-dimensional shimmer is really gorgeous. The color included are Opalescent Gold with Pink Pearl, Amber Bronze with Gold Pearl, Red/Brown with Green Pearl, Silver with White Pearl, Royal Blue with Electric Blue Pearl, and Midnight Black with Holographic 3D Glitter. The ones I have been loving are the gold with the pink pearl because it is soft and pretty and the red-brown with green because it is so amazing. I dust it over my lid and when I turn my head the color changes. So cool! The shadows are also very long-lasting.  

The eyeliner is very good, too. It has a fairly soft consistency and can give a light or heavy line. It is also very pigmented and stays on all day!

Visit www.sephora.com, www.ulta.com, and www.loraccosmetics.com to learn more and purchase. Enjoy! 

Cyber Monday Deals From LORAC and Clarisonic

Here are a couple of great Cyber Monday deals for you:

LORAC has a fun cosmetics kit for you today. It is the Cyber Monday Collection and it contains 5 products including 2 shades of Baked Matte Satin Eye Shadow, On Screen Duo Highlighter/Cream Liner, a Lotsa Lip Gloss and Lotsa Lipstick all in a chic black makeup bag.  The products were hand-picked by Celebrity Makeup Artist and LORAC Founder, Carol Shaw.  It’s a steal for only $25 with a $100 value!  Available on Monday 11/29 at www.loraccosmetics.com.

Clarisonic has a deal that all “Skincare Pairs” that are purchased this Cyber Monday will be 20% off. Products such as the Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System, Opal Sonic Infusion, brush heads and cleansers bought in pairs will be included in this special. There is free shipping on all orders as well as a free gift with purchase: a Limited Edition Pink Brush Head (Normal), 6 oz. Gentle Hydro Cleanser and travel bag ($65 value). Availability: www.clarisonic.com

Happy shopping!

Fun Christmas Beauty Gift Ideas

Looking for a different beauty gift to give that fun-loving lady that you know? Below are some great choices. From fashionable beauty cases, to an awesome video game to a really cute hair straightener — Take a look at theses very cool gift ideas!

Introducing SOHO Beauty Cases to organize all your beauty essentials.  Organize all of the cosmetics piled around the bathroom sink – or unmanageable makeup bag – in a chic hard cosmetic case. SOHO Beauty Cases are available in an assortment of shapes, colors and sizes and are equipped with pull out trays, multi-tier accordion shelving, and a fold-up handle for glamour on the go.

I  love the fun colors and prints this comes in. I have a cute little sheer black case with bright pink lips all over it. This would be perfect for an adult, teen or a tween. Very fun! 

Please visit www.sohobeautycases.com and check out all of the styles and sizes available.  Prices range from $9.99 – $29,99 and retail at Target, Walmart, Bed Bath and Beyond. 

Redken’s Busy Scissors®, the new “life simulation” game allows consumers to perm, color, shampoo, cut, blow dry, and style hair!  Players earn reputation and advance their career in a Hollywood based salon by meeting the demands of their glamorous and eccentric clientele.  The game progresses as they help unlock each client’s inner potential by finding their unique outward style.  The game features over 25 hairstyles, 20 mini-games, 6 career levels, and 4 game modes, which provide a dynamic combination of realistic gameplay, humor, and entertainment.

This is so much Fun for everyone, but especially for the people who love experimenting with hairstyles. It is available for Nintendo Wii  or Nintendo DS ($19.99 each).

Zoe polkadot print design hair straightener ($29.99 USD).  This super-cute and effective straightener includes these features:

  • Tourmaline ceramic 1 inch plates that heat up quickly to 410 degrees fahrenheit to supply natural and infrared heat
  • Tangle free 360 degree 9 foot professional swivel cable
  • Thermal pouch included

This is a really good little straightener. It heats up quickly and straightens or curls hair fast, too. Teens and tweens will also enjoy the cute print. Very affordable, too.

You can purchase this at www.target.com, www.amazon.com and www.meijer.com

Target Beauty Brings Great Holiday Makeup Kits

I think it is fabulous that Target brings quality makeup from touted makeup artists at such an affordable price. You can purchase beautiful gifts for as low as $9.99.

Here are the latest holiday offerings by Pixi, NP Set and JK Jemma Kidd:

INSTANTLY BRIGHTEN YOUR LOOK WITH PIXI:    
Get glowing in an instant with skin nourishing, shimmering shades from the guru of the flawless, dewy glow – Petra Strand.  Winter Wakeup Eyes sets deliver an eye-catching variety of shadow shades, while Pixi Essentials delivers all of the Pixi favorites in a party-ready clutch.  Winter Wakeup Eyes available in No 1 Bright and Light and No 2 Shade and Shape ($9.99 each) Pixi Essentials ($28).

ACHIEVE ON THE GO GLAM WITH JK JEMMA KIDD: Makeup maven Jemma Kidd knows how to look runway-ready without breaking the bank.  Kick off the party season in true JK style with pocket-sized versions of her makeup must-haves that are ideal for stuffing fashionable stockings. Kits include Air Kiss Duo ($9.99), Signature Shadows Palette ($9.99) and Signature Kit ($26).

DAZZLE AND SPARKLE WITH NP SET:
No matter the holiday look, Australian makeup maestro Napoleon Perdis has eyes covered, with two palettes packed with gorgeous shades to deliver looks from subtly sweet to dramatic and sultry. Palettes include Smoke Signal Palette ($9.99) and New Neutrals Palette ($9.99).

Visit Target stores and www.target.com to purchase. Enjoy!

Jessica Nails Fall 2010 Muse Collection

Jessica Nails Fall 2010 Collection

Yay its fall! The air is already cooler and crisper in Kansas City. It is still to warm to wear a jacket or boots, but I still am celebrating the change of season by switching to darker, Autumnal nail colors.

JESSICA Nails has released a beautiful collection that optimizes the trends of the season. The colors are: 

Victorian Crush – Pale Green

Crimson Reflection – Ruby Brown

Majesty Blue – Metallic Blue

Scarlet – True Red

Intrigue – Mauve

Bittersweet – Caramel

The first color I was drawn to was Intrigue. It’s a grayish-mauve and is so flattering on. It is also right on trend as is Victorian Crush, an olive-green.  If you want to make a statement, try Majesty Blue. It is so pretty on fingers or toes. 

Each Nail Colour retails for $7.50 USD. JESSICA Nail Colours can be found at salons nationwide and at www.JessicaCosmetics.com. Enjoy