The Non Blonde is the first beauty blog I started reading. Gaia has an intelligence, sensibility and reverence for all things beauty that is a rare combination. She has exquisite taste, and I know if she loves something that it is worth investigating. She has a killer sense of humour- very dry and smart- and I often laugh out loud at her posts. She has an uncanny ability to find the most incredible images- they never fail to amaze and are always perfect for her posts. Her passion for beauty is true and she shares it with her lucky readers. She is an inspiration to me as she has a way of engaging her readers that I so admire. She is in my Top Ten People To Go Shopping With and I think I would happily add “Have Lunch With” and “OK Dinner And Wine Too” to that list as well. Meet the lovely Gaia- The Non Blonde.
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|Brigit and Emilie Christmas 2009|
|Because too much frost is not a good thing|
The Falsies lengthen very well, hold a curl and have a lovely black colour. No clumping and easy to layer, I have have added The Falsies to my mascara stash permanently. Length of comfortable wear is not quite as long as Voluminous- by the end of a long day I am ready to stick my fingers in my eyes as I am pretty sure little pieces of mascara are breaking off but that could be the -14 degrees weather we’ve been having. I’ve often wondered if frozen mascara gets more brittle. I use Lancome Bi Facils or Marcelle Waterproof Eye Make Up Remover Pads to take it off. The Falsies gives me a more glam look than Voluminous so it will be my go-to party look mascara for the holidays. Two thumbs up for The Falsies. Will buy again for sure.
Our favorite beauty bloggers had a lot to show you this week – makeup, fragrance, hair styles, nail polish, and gift ideas for the holidays. Please join us for our weekend roundup tour!
We can always count on Gaia to find a new and exotic fragrance to tempt us. She gave Ineke Ruhland’s newest perfume, Gilded Lily, a thumbs up! Find out why at The Non-Blonde.
Want to change up your hair for the holidays? Kari’s got you covered at Fab over Forty. Check out her ideas for party-perfect looks.
Charlestongirl received her new Edward Bess colors this week, and she tore into the new Deep Shine Lip Glosses. You can see the pretty pinks at Best Things in Beauty.
Sabrina is dreaming of resort collections and the warm beaches they evoke. Head over to The Beauty Look Book to see how she got in the mood with a Chanel cruise-inspired manicure and pedicure.
Kelly is having her biggest giveaway ever at Gouldylox Reviews! For 10 days, she will be listing a new item going into one (or both) of her two prize packages. Like KORRES, Bare Escentuals, and body wash? She’s got them and more! Definitely drop by to enter her contest.
Worried that your skin might not be holiday-ready? Debbi and Jane had some ideas for you this week.
Debbi featured Ultherapy at DivaDebbi. Ultherapy uses “uplifting ultrasound” to improve any laxity on your face and neck in a completely non–surgical way. Taking “years off your face in minutes” grabbed her attention!
At Product Girl, Laurie was smitten with Dior’s limited-edition 5 Couleurs Gold Edition eye shadows. These shades may be just the thing to jazz up your holidays.
Amy at Café Makeup joined the beauty bloggers who have crowned YSL’s TOUCHE D’OR Golden Touch/Highlighter for Face the way to shimmer and shine for holiday festivities.
Still trying to figure out what to give your beauty addict buddies for Christmas? Kristin shared some great beauty gift ideas at BeautyXposé. You can spend $10 or $149 – any of her suggestions will be loved. We’re all hoping she plans to buy a Clarisonic Mia for each of her “roundup friends.”
Happy shopping! Whether you’ll be online this weekend or prowling your favorite stores, we’re betting many of you will be shopping!