Whenever beauty editors and beauty fanatics start tweeting and raving about a product, our ears perk up and we get to digging around for what makes this product so special. Smashbox is always on our radar and now they’ve got a bonafide reason to celebrate with their latest launch – BB Cream. This multi-tasking moisturizer not only smooths fine lines but it also primes and preps skin for makeup, rids skin of oil and keeps your makeup and skin looking good all night long. They should’ve named this product – My Little Miracle!
We aren’t usually ones to hoop and holler about decadent items but we must say there’s something overtly luxurious about an 18k gold eyelash curler. The instant we received this gorgeous tool, we knew it would become a beauty addiction. There’s something fun, whimsical and totally unnecessary about this item which makes it altogether more appealing. The eyelash curler is a wonderful way to prep and prime lashes before you apply mascara. Most top makeup artists use it just before they apply false lashes as well as it gives the lash a nice bend and curl which makes applying the falsies that much easier. Tweezerman is known for making some of the best beauty tools around and this gold eyelash curler is at the top of the list in our minds!
NARS is one of our biggest beauty addictions as they continuously create some of the most stunning products, colors and finishes in the beauty business. Spring 2012, they’ve done it again! The prestige beauty brand recently launched a sophisticated yet edgy color collection that is sure to be on the beauty “it” list this spring season. We are ready to rock the succulent shimmer lilac shade – Diamond Life. We’re also mentally preparing ourselves for the color shock of Mexican Rose lip pencil. This seriously hot pink is not for the faint at heart or the shrinking violets. We know we are still in the dead of winter but with warm temperatures in the forecast, we know spring is just around the bend which means NARS Spring 2012 Collection is well on its way into our lives!
It’s part lip gloss and part lip stain and it’s 100% glamorous. We can’t get enough of the new YSL Pur Couture Glossy Stains. We are all about products that multi-task especially as our lives become more hectic and busy; we want our products to do double duty too. In the past, regular lip glosses were fun to wear but became a bit of a chore as you always had to reapply every 20 minutes or less if you were eating, drinking, talking or anything else that involved the use of your lips. We may not have our hands or lips on these gloss/stains yet but we are definitely putting them on our must-have list for spring and so should you!
With all of the beauty products that we test and try out on ourselves, it’s imperative that we have an amazing makeup remover handy at all times. We’re not ashamed to say that a good quality makeup remover is well worth it’s weight in gold especially when you’re in a rush and getting ready and need to correct a smokey eye gone run in ten minutes or less. One of our newest faves is the NARS Makeup Removing Water. It’s extremely gentle to the skin and removes even the most stubborn waterproof mascaras, eye liners and cream shadows without a hitch. Another wonderful aspect of this makeup remover is that it’s oil-free, soap-free, and alcohol-free which is great for those with sensitive skin. We give two thumbs up to this makeup removing wonder!
My inner goth chick is jumping for joy over Dickensen Volume, a new nail collection by StrangeBeautiful. Inspired by Charles Dickens and the Brothers Grimm, these deep, dark, dangerous polishes are not for the dainty or faint at heart. The ten shades range in finish from matte to metallic and remain within the black color family. The lightest shade is a steel grey that seems like the perfect complement with the feminine styles that are currently in fashion. I would love to rock these shades with a super chic wrap dress, boots and a gargantuam cocktail ring. These polishes are downtown cool meets street punk with a twist of chicness. We can’t wait to get our hands (and feet) on them!
We are so happy it’s 2012 and that Spring is right around the corner. While we wrap ourselves up in our warmest winter wares, we are daydreaming about the gorgeous spring weather that will take us out of the doldrums and into light, sunny afternoons. Fortunately for us, many of our favorite beauty lines are already debuting their spring 2012 collections so we can just drool awhile at the exquisite colors and shades while planning out our entire spring look. One of our favorite new collections has to be Stila’s Jewel Eyeshadows. These creamy shadows glide on silky smooth and can be worn wet or dry depending on how intense you desire the effect. They come in eight amazing shades and are perfectly on trend with the spring season’s feminine styles. Can’t you just envision yourself wearing that drop dead gorgeous aquamarine shade while lounging on a patio with your girls sipping bellinis? Okay, maybe that’s just us!
We are super excited that Christmas Day is only three days away! We’re also super stressed about that very same fact as we may or may not have gotten everything for everyone on our gift lists. For those last minute gift items that you can’t spend oodles of time worrying about but still want to present something thoughtful and fun, here is a gift that will work for friends, family and co-workers with astounding results. Soap & Glory You Cube Gift Set is a treasure trove of fun bath & body items that give the gift of pampering and TLC all in one small package. With a price tag of $25, its a bargain that can’t be beat. The kit includes:
- Righteous Butter Body Butter
- Hand Foot Hand Creme
- Clean on Me Shower Gel
- Pink Loofah Sponge
Inspired by “The Hunger Games”, a new polish collection is making its debut with tons of fanfare and excitement. “Colours of the Capitol” is the nail collection inspired by the sci-fi thriller. With twelve unique shades, there is something for everyone. We love how varied the shades are from tone to finish. This collection is sure to be a big seller as fans prepare to see the film. Take a look at the swatches from the gorgeous collection: