Saturday, October 25, 2008

Weekend Beauty Reads from the BBN

The Muse lets you know the scoop on the US Debut of the Paul & Joe Disney Collection that was exclusive to Japan only last Spring! Click on over for the details and the Muse's past review of this cute collection!

Beauty Anonymous reviews Paul &Joe's latest Moisturizing Foundation Primer.

The Makeup Divas reviews YSL Rouge Volupte in Sweet Honey.

A Touch of Blusher reviews two eye palettes from CARGO's fall 2008 collection.

Beauty Junkie in SF continues to find great pink products to support Breast Cancer Awareness month, like Origin's Peace of Mind On-the-spot Relief.

Lilan from The Daily Cookie reviews Ojon's luxe Tawaka "The Ball", a chocolaty rich body scrub for bath time.

shares the details on a new sun-kissed and sexy Bobbi Brown collection!

Cybelesays is giving away mascara and eyelash curler from me by {me}zhgan. Click here to enter!

Find out which dark and dangerous product Glossypink is obsessing over!

Beauty Blogging Junkie has your Halloween faux lash needs covered with this lash round-up.

The girls over at Beauty in Real Life are having another Pink Giveaway. Click here for all the details.

Liquid Cashmere?! Beauty Banter uncovers a new body care line that claims to have bottled liquid cashmere!

Makeup Moxie's got her eye on the new Lash Stash from Sephora.

Spoiled Pretty wants to help you tame your unruly mane. Which is why they've partnered with Aveda for an amazing giveaway. Enter to win Aveda's Smooth Infusion Kit ($107 value), a 4-step smoothing system, with a smoothing brush!

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Smashbox Pink Power Eye and Lip Kit

I am a sucker for makeup palettes. Throw 3, 5, even 10 shades of anything into a compact and even if I'd never buy them individually, I take one look at it and feel that I must purchase it. Well, Smashbox has created an adorable set of two palettes for their Breast Cancer Awareness promotion this year, and by golly I want it! The eye palette colors look very pretty; I like the idea of pink and olive green together though I haven't tried the look myself. I'm a bit more skeptical about the lip palette. I never seem to use them as much. But, according to the avid reviewers on the colors in both palettes are very wearable and universally flattering. Good to know!

To make it even harder for me to resist, Smashbox is donating to a real cool organization. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Young Survival Coalition, an international nonprofit network of breast cancer survivors and supporters dedicated to the concerns and issues that are unique to young women with breast cancer. Now that is a great way to get pretty... and add to my overflowing collection of pallets.

Palette Lovely! And don't forget to Comment4aCure!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Bumble and Bumble Hairspray for BCA

Need to keep fly-aways at bay? Got a great up-do that needs just the right amount of hold without that yucky stiffness? Honestly I think no matter your hair type, be it stick straight and fine or coarse and super curly, everyone needs a can of hairspray in their arsenal of products. Well, Bumble and Bumble has a great classic hairspray that gets the job done. It gives you a medium hold and adds a subtle shine, to complete any look. best part is, you can brush it through it quite easily.

During the month of October, Bumble and Bumble have agreed to donate $1 of their sales of the classic hairspray (both the 10 and 4 oz. sizes) to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for clinical and genetic research into the causes an treatment of breast cancer. Yay BCA month!

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Origins Peace of Mind On-the-spot Relief for Breast Cancer

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Origins is donating $35,000 in connection to sales of its Peace of Mind On-the-spot relief. Part of their Sensory Therapy collection, this stuff is awesome. I was lucky enough (read: not lucky at all) to have a Monday tension headache brewing behind my eyes when this came in the mail. I dabbed a bit on my temples, right between my eyebrows and on the back of my neck. Seconds later I could feel the cooling, soothing sensation of basil, eucalyptus, and peppermint calming me down. Minutes later, I felt more relaxed and the throbbing had certainly died down. A nice, natural fix for a headache, and fast acting. For $10, you can pick it up at an Origins store or select departments stores as well. And it comes in a pink ribbon box this month only!

Calm Lovely! and don't forget to Comment4aCure!


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Monday, October 20, 2008

Creme de la Creme: La Mer is Pink for October too!

How about doing a little good while indulging in the ultimate luxury in skincare? La Mer is known for their superb, extremely expensive cremes and lotions made from sea kelp, among other things. So if you feel like shelling out $130 for an 1oz. of miracle, at least you can rest easy knowing a bit of it is going to something positive. They even designed a pink box to go with their Pink Campaign:

La Mer will make a donation of $30,000 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation in connection with the North American sales of Crème de la Mer.

Mer Lovely! And don't forget to Comment4aCure!


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Two weeks left to donate... Comment4aCure already!

There are only two more weeks left in October so get out there and donate to Breast Cancer Awareness! Or much easier: just look to the left and click on my ChipIn widget!

I'm going to do my darnedest to feature as many more pink products as I can in these next two weeks, so stay tuned!

And Don't forget to Comment4aCure! Every comment I get on pink products, I will donate $1! So what are you waiting for?!

Pink Lovely!

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Friday, October 17, 2008

YSL's Golden Gloss No. 27 Shimmer Lip Gloss Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness

This October, YSL is supporting the on-going search for a cure for breast cancer with one of their fabulous lip glosses. When you buy their Golden Gloss No. 27 30% of the sale price will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund.

The National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund (NBCCF) works to end breast cancer by increasing federal funding for research, making sure all low income and uninsured women have access to care, and educating and empowering advocates to play an active role everywhere breast cancer decisions are made. Visit the official website:

This gloss is super sparkly, with mother of pearl and real gold! It is also nourishing with nigelle and cameline oils to moisturize and protect your lips. My friend swears by this lip gloss, and up until now I wasn't quite willing to drop the whole $28 to try it, but now I have a great reason. Don't you love BCA month?!

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

NARS Video: A Beautiful Cheek

NARS cosmetics is certainly known for their exceptional products that are at the highest level of artistry and professionalism in makeup. They have recently come out with a few instructional videos to demonstrate how to use their products to achieve stellar looks. Here is one on how to create a beautiful flushed, contoured cheek:

Watch Lovely!

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Urban Decay's Heavy Metal Glitter Liner

Need something to brighten up your look? Go a little outside your your comfort zone and add a little glitter to your life. I swear, it doesn't make you look like a drag queen. It more so looks like you don't take this makeup stuff so seriously. Have fun with Urban Decay's Heavy Metal Glitter Liners. I got spandex, a colorful glitter with a dark grey base. I draw on the liquid over my black or blue liner, since its not very dark alone. I am definitely going to try some more colors, to make some more fun, colorful looks happen.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

MAC's Emmauel Ungaro Collection

MAC's latest collaboration with the well-know design house Ungaro is simply beautiful It is artistic and yet very neutral. I especially love the pink beauty powder. Check out your local MAC store or counter too see it all for yourself. Descriptions are below.









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Monday, October 13, 2008

Clarisonic Pink Ribbon Brush to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

One great product that I've been dying to try is the Clarisonic Skin Brush. It is supposed to be life-changing and actually be worth the steep price tag. ($195). If Kate Somerville promotes it, I know it must be amazing.

How does it work? Well, Clarisonic’s stimulating sonic micro-massage gently clears pores for better absorption, making other steps of the beauty regimen work better. It is also waterproof for use in the shower or tub and at the sink. It uses the same technology as the Sonicare toothbrush, which I've been a fan of for years.

Now you can also put your money to good use: since the Pink Ribbon edition of the brush did so well last year, they extended the promotion. In 2007, Clarisonic donated over $100,000 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. This limited edition pink brush will be available through year end. So pick yours up at Sephora and other fine retailers.

Brush Lovely!


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Friday, October 10, 2008

Weekend Beauty Reads from the BBN

Lilan from The Daily Cookie reviews a new innovation in mascara from Givenchy. Is Phenomen'Eyes really phenomenal?

Raging Rouge posts the first of many Shop Pink Features, listing some of the many beautiful products that will contribute a portion of their profits this month to Breast Cancer charities.

A Touch of Blusher reviews RMK's fall 2008 makeup collection.

StyleBell scopes out Hillary Duff’s 21st Birthday bash and tests out the party favor, the Pureology Nano Shampoo and Conditioner!

Musings of a Muse
takes on Guerlain Midnight Butterfly with intense product photos, a look using the products, and a detailed review!.

The Makeup Divas reviews the new Fall DiVine Collection by Eminence Organic Skin Care.

Beauty Anonymous reviews Alima's mineral loose powder eyeshadows.

Beauty411 shares the Bobbi Brown Pink Ribbon Lip Collection with you. A beautiful way to support Breast Cancer Awareness month!

Beauty Junkie in SF finds a lovely eyeshadow duo that supports breast cancer awareness and was designed by another dynamic duo, Sephora's Besty Olum and Too Faced's Jerrod Blandino.

Think before you pink and check out Makeup Moxie's consumer guide to the best pink beauty products.

Find budget beauty with Beauty and Fashion Tech's look at the ultra cheap, yet ultra nice Tropez Eyeshadow Palette.

Girl Gloss loves the affordable lip items in the N.Y.C. Metro Metals Collectionl

Who says you are too old to glitz your eyes up with a little glitter? Cybelesays shows you a product that any woman can wear .

reviews this cult classic beauty item and gains the ability to speak French!

Actress Shiri Appleby tells Beauty Banter exclusively how she achieves her look as Dr. Daria Wade on the television hit series, E.R.

Erin of Scandalous Beauty shows you how tocreate the most dewy, sexy, luscious skin with Make Up For Ever foundation .

The girls over at Beauty in Real Life are having another pink giveaway. They have 2 pairs of Anastasia Limited Edition Swarovski Pink Ribbon Precision Tweezers to giveaway. Click here for your chance to win.

All Lacquered Up concludes its three part The Nail Files series with CND, going behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week to show you how to custom blend nail colors straight from the catwalk. takes you back in time with a fun and easy Classic Hair style. Try it for an everyday look or for Halloween to complement your costume.

15 Minute Beauty Fanatic shares a bit of her trip to Paris!

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Naked Bath and Body: Naked Custom Bodycare

Fun and fancy soaps and lotions are even more fun and fancy when them come from small, independent businesses. I love the idea of creating super natural, hand-made bath and body products myself. Maybe some day I will, but until then I will support those people that already have started their businesses, like Naked Bath and Body products.
Naked Body+Bath is the brainchild of three Houstonian businesswomen who are proud to offer clients their natural recipes in the forms of unique, handcrafted soaps, bath salts, scrubs, and bath bombs. Most of which are customizable as they are fragrance-free and uncolored – a blank canvas that enables clients to tailor products exactly to their individual preference or need by choosing from additions including: a vast fragrance selection, colors, and specific blends that cater to needs of individual skin types. Before any additions, ALL products are 100% natural, and even after fragrance oils and color are added, Naked adamantly sticks to a promise of 95% all natural ingredients. That is pretty cool, huh?!

Below are a few of the most distinctive features about Naked Body + Bath:

  • All products are paraben-free and sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate-free
  • Environmentally friendly ingredients and packaging
  • Soap products are all handcrafted by women
  • Absolutely no testing on animals
  • All proceeds resulting from sales of Naked’s signature “Fig-Give” soap benefit the Houston Area Women’s Center
  • Products and information available online at
I got to try a few products from their selection, but my favorite was the the Drench Coat Lotion, a Aloe Butter and Aloe Vera Body Lotion and the Liquid Lather, a natural shea butter shower gel. I requested that these be scented with a flavor called Breakfast at Tiffanys since it sounded right up my alley! It's a beautiful pink grapefruit scent! Yum! Exactly how I like to start my day.

So check out their site, or if you are in the Houston area, go by their store! I sure would... but I don't see myself travelling anytime soon. Sniff Sniff.

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Too Faced's Betsy Baby Eyeshadow Duo Supports Breast Cancer Awareness

I love when beauty products have a story behind them. The story behind this shadow is especially touching:

"Too Faced's brand founder, Jerrod Blandino, created Betsy Baby for one of his closest friends, Sephora's Betsy Olum. In 2007, the Sr. Vice President of Marketing was diagnosed with breast cancer. During Betsy's trying time, Jerrod was one of her top supporters. And, during one of their many heart-to-heart chats, Betsy jokingly asked if Jerrod would bring back her favorite discontinued Too Faced shadow, Heiress. Jerrod happily obliged, and worked with Betsy to develop the perfect highlighting-accent color. Now a fierce duo (just like Jerrod and Betsy), it's been renamed Betsy Baby in honor of her battle and triumph over breast cancer."

So, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness, I went down to Sephora on Friday and picked one up! It is quite a lovely pink pair and I wish I could tell you how good they looked on, but I left it on my dresser and now I fear my kitten has knocked it off and batted it around into some dark corner of my bedroom. Hopefully I will find it and enjoy the colors, knowing how much good I did. Not only did both Betsy and Jerrod pledge to donate $3 for every shadow sold, so did Sephora, for a total of $9 out of the price of $17 being donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. That is awesome. Now I just wish I could find it...

Donate Lovely! and don't forget to Comment4aCure!

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Monday, October 6, 2008

Urban Decay's Urban Essentials Collection

In celebration of Sephora's 10 year anniversary in the USA, a bunch of brands put together limited edition products and collections. I scanned the huge 2 page add in my October Allure, and knew right away what I wanted: Urban Decay's Urban Essentials: Eyeshadow set! It comes with two of their super pigmented and sparkly shadow pots: Goddess (midnight blue with lots of electric-blue microglitter) and Midnight Cowboy (subtle golden-beige with gold glitter). And the best part: a giant bottle of Primer Potion! This is the only way to get the potion in such a large bottle, which I am hoping will be a better shape for getting all the product out. I haven't yet resorted to cutting the smaller bottles open, and since this set is only $39, I don't really need to! Yay for mondo sizes and glittery shadows!

Shadow Lovely!

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Sunday, October 5, 2008

Weekend Beauty Reads from the BBN

Did you know the Muse at Musings of a Muse has reviewed over 40 Fall Collections so far and is still working on more? Head on over to watch some MuseTV to see which Fall Collections are on her hit list up till now!

Love Eva Longoria's Emmy look? Lilan from The Daily Cookie shows you how to steal the look with NARS Black Eye Set.

A Touch of Blusher counts down the best 10 fall 2008 makeup collections.

The Makeup Divas reviews Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask.

Lusting over Nicole Richie's gorgeous, hippy-chic curls? Beauty Banter uncovers how you can achieve the hair style... in under 10 minutes!

Beauty Anonymous likes to shop at convenience stores in Asia.

Beauty411 kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness month with a Pink Ribbon Lip Collection that will amp up your look and help a great cause!

Beauty Blogging Junkie tries out Givenchy's innovative new mascara, Phenomen'Eyes and loves it! You'll be shocked about whom Amber guesses is the inspiration for the product. Find out here.

Kyle at Face Candy shows you how she got her bridal makeup look.

Beauty in Real Life reviews Chanel's Smokey Eye Quad and shows you how to achieve the perfect smokey eye. Check it out here.

Scandalous Beauty is giving one luck winner a complete set of makeup brushes from celebrity makeup artist Billy B! He uses these brushes to do the faces of Destiny's Child, Pink, Sharon Stone, The Dixie Chicks, and many, many more!!! goes back stage at MAC's Gold Fever Event. An Interview with Chris helps me gear up for Halloween. I am thinking 5 pairs of lashes and a whole lotta glitter.. find out what I am talking about here

Makeup Moxie wants to know if you would give up a single lip balm to help find a cure for breast cancer.

NARS has a new blush called Super Orgasm. No joke. Visit Spoiled Pretty to find out what makes it so special and where you can get it.

Glossypink tells you how to get Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester's lovely look!

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Friday, October 3, 2008

Aveda Limited Edition Pink Ribbon Hand Relief

I actually wrote about Aveda's Hand Relief just over a year ago, right when I was starting out this little site of mine. Oh, memories! But seriously, it is a great hand lotion and honestly, I'm not sure why I stopped using it. It smells divine and really moisturizes without getting your hand all sticky.

Now I have a reason to go get another bottle! Aveda is offering a special limited edition Breast Cancer Awareness Hand Relief It is a larger sized bottle (5 oz. instead of 4.5 oz.) and they are pledging to donate $4 from every sale (it retails for $20) to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to fund environmental research to help find a cure, with a maximum donation of $300,000. I call that relief!

To top that off, if you enter the code WORLDPINK at checkout, you get free ground shipping! Nice stuff, huh?!

Pink Lovely! And don't forget to Comment4aCure!

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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Ojon Pink Ribbon Revitalizing Mist

I'm so excited that Breast Cancer Awareness month has allowed me to try and LOVE a new hair product from Ojon! My hair may be fine and thin, but it still needs moisture! Sometimes, believe it or not, I rush through my shower and only after I get out and dry off do I realize that I've forgotten to condition! Eck. Well, I no longer have to worry! I can just grab my bottle the Revitalizing Mist and voila! Soft, moisturized but not weighted-down hair is in my future. It has a really pleasant smell, which I've told you before is of the utmost importance to me, and you can even use it on dry hair as a pick-me-up. Just be sure to shake it well before you use it, so that the products

Best part is, Ojon and it's parent company Estee Lauder have pledged to donate 20% of the sale of each bottle to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, up to a maximum of $35,000. The BCRF was founded by Evelyn Lauder as an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to funding innovative clinicaland transitional research. They promise that a minimum of 85 cents per every dollar donated to the foundation goes directly to breast cancer research and awareness programs. Sounds awesome to me. Also, here are some important tips I learned reading the box it came in!:

-All Women 40 and over should get an anual ammogram and an annual clinical breast exam.
-Women 20-39 should have a clinical exam at least every two years.

BCA Lovely! And don't forget to Comment4aCure!

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Anastasia BCA Tweezers

Like killing two birds with one stone (metaphorically only, of course!)? Well, have I got the product for you! Yep, you guessed it, its a PINK PRODUCT... meaning that a portion of the proceeds of the sale go to breast cancer research in support of October being Breast Cancer Awareness month!

Anastasia is the brow queen! Who better to trust your delicate hairs that she? Her tweezers are no joke. They work fabulously to get each and every hair you may not want up there... just be careful not to get too excited and over pluck. These tweezers make the job so easy, you might be tempted but resist! The look is full not frail!These limited edition Breast Cancer Awareness Tweezers have a gorgeous pink ribbon and are available at Nordstrom stores and online at starting today (10/1/2008) and they retail for $33. But get this: 50% of the proceeds will benefit the Entertainment Industry Foundation - Women's Cancer Research Fund. Pretty cool, no?!

Tweeze Lovely!.... Don't don't forget to Comment for a Cure!

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

If you don't know already, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I am going to dedicate as many product reviews and articles as I can this month to products and companies that are dedicating a portion of their proceeds to breast cancer research.

Cosmetics have been promoting "pink" products for a long time. I think it is a great to bring together products that women love and an issue that effects a great number of us and our loved ones. But I advise looking at the fine print when purchasing products that promise (that's a lot of p's!) to donate proceeds from the sale to breast cancer, or any charity for that matters. Usually it is only a percentage of their profit and often there is a cap on how much they will end up actually donating. I feel like more often than not, they are legitimate and open about it but you can never been too educated about the products you are buying and what they are promoting. A great website to check out regarding this movement is ThinkBeforeYouPink.Org.

I am going to try to review and promote as many Pink products as I can this October but there are other ways you can help out the cause, like checking out the chip in widget on my left sidebar from The Beauty Blog Network. I am participating in our awesome promotion Comments for The Cure! I pledge to donate $1 for every comment I receive on any pink product reviews I do during the month of October, with a cap at $100, to the Susan G. Komen Find A Cure Foundation! So watch for my reviews on BCA products and get to posting!Comment Lovely!

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