Skincare Routine: Dry Skin by Dusty

Jay and I have very different skin types, because of that we have different needs when it comes to skincare. I thought it would be fun to share the products that have come through – for BOTH of our skin types – time and time again. From cleanser to serums, these are the products we’ve(…)

Estée Lauder Violet Underground Collection

Pure Color EyeShadow Palette in Violet Underground $48.00 Pure Color Quick-Thick EyeLiner in Punker Black $21.50 Pure Color Velvet Lipstick $25.00 Pure Color Gloss $22.50 Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Black Iris $20.00 Available for a limited time from: Estée Lauder From Tom Pecheux, Creative Makeup Director, Estée Lauder: “We created a dramatic fashion look with(…)

True Blood Cocktail Hour (Tara & Lafayette Inspired)

If you’d like to watch the video for this, check it out here: – SPOILER ALERT – I DO mention several details about the show, including tidbits from Season 5 so if you HAVEN’T yet seen it (and are looking forward to it) you might want to save this video for a later date!(…)

Guerlain Terra Azzurra by Emilio Pucci

$22.00 to $75.00 USD  Available for a limited time from: Guerlain Guerlain recently launched their Summer 2012 collection. “Created by Guerlain Creative Director, Olivier Echaudemaison, and Pucci’s Image Director, Laudomia Pucci, the collection embraces summer with delightfully sunny shades and vibrant bursts of color.” I picked up two pieces from this launch, the Meteorites Perles and the(…)

Estée Lauder Pure Color Sequin Finish Lip Gloss

$22.50 USD each (0.20 fl. oz.) Available for a limited time from: Estée Lauder Six new and limited edition shades of Sequin Finish Lip Gloss (also a new formula) were launched recently at counters and on-line. The new formula is supposed to be smooth, high coverage and full of shine and sparkle (and it is just that).(…)

MAC PRO Fall Trend Eye & Lip Palettes

$38.00 USD each (0.21oz/6g) Available for a limited time from: MAC PRO These two limited edition Fall Trend palettes launched for MAC PRO members to purchase on-line only. I believe that anyone could still order these if they’d like… if you’re in the USA you can try calling 877.553.5536 between 8am to 8pm EST. UPDATE: While these were(…)

Yves Saint Laurent Vernis a Levres (Glossy Stains)

$31.00 USD (0.20oz/5.2ml) Available from: YSL, Nordstrom & Sephora Yves Saint Laurent’s new Vernis a Levres claims to be – all at once – a lipstick, gloss and stain (while also being none of the above). They want you to experience the full-on color of a lipstick with the texture and shine of a gloss, tied up with the long-wearing nature of a stain.(…)

Terra Firma Blushes: Collection Swatches

$12.99 to $17.99 USD (4.0g to 7.0g) Available from: Terra Firma Cosmetics Terra Firma Cosmetics 866.869.1346 This is not a review - just a swatch post - but I WILL tell you that these are some of my favorite blushes and they made my “wow moments” list for 2011! Radiance Glowing Blush 20g volume/4 gram weight $12.99 USD(…)

Maybelline 24hr Color Tattoo

$6.99 USD (0.14oz/4.0g) Available from: Various Drug Stores Maybelline’s EyeStudio 24hr Color Tattoo Eyeshadows are a cream eyeshadow product with finishes that range from matte to high-sparkle metallic. They are very long-wearing and crease resistant with superb, easy-to-work-with textures and great color payoff… for the most part. The good news: After testing these for several weeks(…)

Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Yes indeed, it’s not just Halloween this month. Everywhere you go you will see companies raising their pink banners and… raising… money for breast cancer research and awareness. Cosmetics counters, department stores, grocery stores and supermarkets, jewelers, hardware stores, auto parts manufacturers and even on-line only shops are all jumping(…)