The second annual BeautyBloggers.org charity auction is off to an epic start — we actually exceeded the total amount raised in last year’s auction in the first day. Way to go, beauty lovers! Thanks so much for the mentions Bella Sugar, Lucky Mag, Seventeen, Yahoo and WHAS11! Bidders, not to worry: plenty of items are still going for far less than retail. There are some great bargains to be had [...]
I am delighted to report that the BeautyBloggers.org charity beauty auction is back for year 2, and the items up for sale are mind-blowingly amazing. I’ve been going through the selection and am drooling over the goodies! I hope someone bids on my bottle of Dance With Givenchy Limited Edition perfume- hard to find, and once they sell out they’re gone! This project is the collaborative effort of more than [...]
Lately I have found myself craving the scent of rose. Not a rose perfume, mind you, but soft sweet and simple rose. Rose water is perfect for this, but, not all rose waters are created equally. Rose, to my nose, can turn either sour or cloyingly powdery. A lot of rose soliflore perfumes can be stringent and sour on me- that is what happened with Creed Un Fleur de Thé [...]
Love this ad…not sure why but it says “Fall” to me… Here is some of my fave beauty blog reading of the week. Enjoy! Eyebrows are so hot right now, but they are also a feature that a good chunk of the population gets wrong. BeautyEditor has a fantastic Eyebrow 101 we should all read… Beautygeeks shows us some eyeliner magic that can take you from sleepy to sultry in [...]
Most people describe Ivoire de Balmain as “soapy” or “clean”. I suppose it is those things, but to simply describe it as that would be like calling Ottawa in January as “cold”. Ivoire is, to me, a gorgeous meditation on warm, sexy skin. It was released in 1980, and is described as a Green Floral, but it is not an 80s perfume bomb. It definitely has more the of 70s [...]
I’ve toyed with the Dermaglow line via the samples I get from my friendly neighborhood Shopper’s Drug Mart Cosmetic Angels but never really given it a fair shot. They now have a new oil free line that combines oil free and mattifying qualitites with their anti aging science. The issue I have with a lot of anti aging products is that they are often too rich and emollient causing breakouts [...]
November 11th, 2011 The eleventh hour, of the eleventh day on the eleventh month. In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row,That mark our place; and in the skyThe larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days agoWe lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,Loved and were loved, and now we lieIn Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the [...]
Thank you to all who entered. The winner of the Fan di Fendi perfume is Kim! I had so many entrants that I decided to have runners up- so congrats as well to Lisa and Victoria! We have contacted you via email and your perfumes are enroute. Watch this space- there will be more draws this month! Thanks for playing, all!