Friday, November 28, 2008

PUT A LITTLE SPARKLE IN YOUR LIFE




Pump up your holiday look girls and boys ! Christmas and Hanukah parties call for a little sparkle

Long Wear Gel Eye Liner -By Bobbi Brown
Recently Awarded: "Elle" ‘Genius Award’ (April 2008), "In Style" 'Best Beauty Buy' (2008), and "Allure" ‘Reader's Choice Award’ (2008).
Long-wearing eyeliner offers the precision of liquid liner and the ease of a gel-based formula. This season, try water-resistant Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in NEW Black Mauve Shimmer Ink, a black mauve infused with bronze and gold pearl pigments.
http://www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com/home.tmpl

How to apply
Dip tip of Ultra Fine Eyeliner Brush into gel formula (coat both sides of brush head). Wipe off excess on tissue before applying to eye. Work quickly as product becomes transfer-resistant once dry.

Friday, November 21, 2008

A Spa for Down There !!!


Yes- Down There , Down There
( It is only a coincidence that my previous post is titled lips are for kissing!!!)

The first medi spa in Manhattan wholly dedicated to strengthening and grooming a woman's genital area!!! Phit -- short for pelvic health integrated techniques -- is to open this month on East 58th Street.Dr. Lauri Romanzi, a gynecologist who performs pelvic reconstruction surgery, said she came up with the idea for the spa one day while walking by an outlet of Brite Smile, the tooth-whitening chain. She liked that the stores cater to people with healthy teeth.The spa is essentially a gussied-up examination room down the hall from Dr. Romanzi's medical practice. At the spa, the signature treatment will be a $150 gynecological exam -- in which a client contracts her pelvic muscles around Dr. Romanzi's fingers -- to determine by feel whether muscle tone is weak, moderate or strong.Dr. Romanzi likes to call the vaginal workouts she prescribes "personal training." Clients could also use an in-office electrostimulation machine to improve pelvic muscle tone or buy a device for home use. Dr. Romanzi said that such treatments are intended to improve bladder control; she said pelvic training may also lead to more intense orgasms.Further proving that she has perfected the art of the soundbite, Dr. Romanzi goes on to say:"If you can vote and you have a vagina, you should do these," she said. "It's the dental floss of feminine fitness."and"The outer layer can become almost scrotal, very wrinkly and lax," Dr. Romanzi said.
Keep reading
Phit's website lists their services

Vaginal Rejuvenation
Kegel
PhitnessDo-It-Yourself
Baby Boot Camp
Inner Strength
Personal Trainer
The "Other" Face Lift
Lazy SusanCore Restore
Lip Sync (what)
Skin Rejuvenation
Skin Tightening
Matrix IR Wrinkle Reduction
Velashape Body Recountouring
Elose Laser Hair Removal
Velasmooth Cellulite Treatment
Diamondtome Micro-Dermabrasion
Optimal Skin Care Regimens
What do you think of the vagina spa? Is it offensive or do you totally want an appointment?
Comments Please

Monday, November 17, 2008

Lips are for kissing


Beautiful Lips
Some of us have less perfect lips than others (me) But don't despair! There are plenty of tricks of the trade to help make your lips more balanced and beautiful. Some of the most effective solutions:
* The best lip color fixative? - A thin layer of Chapstick. The formula holds lip color like crazy as it heals and protects.
* For longer wear, blot lips after applying lipstick to set color and remove excess. Add a thin layer of loose or pressed powder, then apply color again.
* Turn down too much shine by holding a single-ply tissue to your lips and pressing a little loose powder through it - just enough will sift through the tissue to adhere to color and reduce the shine.
* Turn up the shine with a thin layer of clear lip gloss over lipstick or alone.
* For high-voltage shine and color, try a lip lacquer over lipstick or alone.
* For fuller, poutier lips, spotlight lip gloss right in the center of your mouth.
* Keep matte lip color from drying your lips - use a lip primer or lip color fixative before you apply the matte color.
* For evening special-effects, apply a sheer lip gloss in silver, gold or an iridescent shade over the lip color.
Virtual Kiss -

Monday, November 10, 2008

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Earth Friendly Make-Up


The Tree Hugger Lounge
An Article By, Johanna Smith from Living Green
Although makeup can seem fairly benign -- a poof of powder here, a swipe of lipstick there -- up to 60% of whatever you put on your skin is absorbed directly into your bloodstream. So, especially if you think carefully about what you eat and attempt to avoid ingredients like high fructose corn syrup, it's worth reading the back of that tube of mascara to figure out exactly what's in it. Think of it like this: you are not only what you eat, but also what you put on your face.
Parabens and Phalates- Certain widely used additives have begun to raise questions, and can be deemed dubious at best. Parabens, for example, which are preservatives used in makeup to prevent microbial growth, ostensibly to protect consumers, might very well be estrogen-imitating endocrine distruptors implicated in carcinogenesis. The data is thus far inconclusive but scientists have detected the substance in breast cancer tissue. According to the Guardian's Ravi Somaiya, "some scientists are even worried that soaps and detergents are changing the gender of fish that live near outflow pipes." Phalates, which are found in nail polishes and fragrances, have also been found to have an effect on the reproductive systems of lab animals and can also be absorbed in human body.
The Laissez-Faire USDAAccording to New York Times reporter Natasha Singer,
Since 1938, when Congress gave the Food and Drug Administration limited authority over beauty products, cosmetics has been a largely self-regulating industry. Beauty manufacturers are required to ensure the safety of their cosmetics before they go on sale, but the federal agency has never defined safety, according to an agency spokeswoman.
Some health groups have raised questions about the possible long-term or cumulative effects of exposure to all the chemicals in everyday products. "They test in the short term for immediate reactions to make sure the product doesn't cause your skin to itch, get red or fall off," said Jeanne Rizzo, executive director of the Breast Cancer Fund, a nonprofit group in San Francisco. "But we don't know the long-term effect of multiple exposures to chemicals in cosmetics that can get absorbed in your skin and end up in your urine or your bloodstream."
Legislature and Leadership. Maureen Ryan of The Green Guide writes that California has recently taken the lead in the safe cosmetics campaign. Last year, the state implemented the California Safe Cosmetics Act "that requires cosmetic companies to tell state health authorities if a product contains any ingredient listed on California's comprehensive Proposition 65 list of chemicals deemed carcinogenic by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or the National Toxicology Program and those considered as reproductive toxins by the National Toxicology Program's Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction." Ryan reports that Washington state has recently passed a similar bill. The European Union is equally concerned. A policy called the Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH), which will require cosmetics firms collect comprehensive data on the possible risks of the substances to human health and to the environment, was recently instituted by the EU.
The Bad. The Green Guide's Diane di Costanzo highlights the ten worst chemicals that you should look out for - and avoid - in makeup and skincare products. For example:
1. Mercury: A tiny amount of this potent nervous-system toxin, which accumulates in the body, is allowed as a preservative in eye-area cosmetics, such as mascara.2. Coal-tar Colors: These chemicals are found in many "FD&C" or "D&C" colors used in makeup and hair dye. FD&C Blue 1 and FD &C Green 3 are carcinogenic, and impurities in other colors -- D&C Red 33, FD&C Yellow 5 and FD&C Yellow 6 -- have been shown to cause cancer when applied to the skin.3. Formaldehyde: Found in eye shadows, mascaras and nail polishes, formaldehyde is "reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen," according to the National Toxicology Program's "Ninth Report on Carcinogens" (January 2001). The EPA classifies it as a probable human carcinogen. In its liquid state, formaldehyde, present in the ingredients DMDM hydantoin, diazolidinyl urea, and quaternium-15, can be absorbed through the skin and nails.
Green cosmetics are good for the environment too. Just as organic food production reduces the amount of toxic pesticides leased upon the Earth, so too does organic makeup production. Plus, most eco-friendly makeup lines use recycled packaging, and soy-based inks, and generally promote and stick to an ethos of sustainability. One specific way to decrease your carbon footprint is to eschew petroleum-based lipsticks and gloss, which deplete an non-renewable resource. Beware of over-wrought terminology, however, which is simply a byproduct of marketing wizardry. Treehugger's John Laumer speaks to the current fashion for organic mineral makeup: "A concentrated uranium ore right out of the bowels of the earth would be organic right? Bottom line: in mineral comparisons the term organic has little meaning."
It's worth noting that even very expensive "luxury" beauty produce are often fortified with toxic additives. Khiel's, for example, ranks high on every parabens watchdog's hit list. But what to wear? Even the most virtuous eco-warriors among us might occasionally seek a bit of shimmer or gloss. Thankfully, there are plenty of organic and eco-friendly makeup lines to choose from. Consider these options should you hope to feel truly fresh-faced and fancy-free.
Ryan offers a few pointers in selecting the safest makeup around. Some of her favorites are:
Dr. Hauschka Novum Lipgloss ($16.95; www.drhauschka.com); Perfect Organics Super Moisturizing Shea Butter Balm ($3.99); and Suncoat Natural Lip Shimmer ($8.99; www.suncoatproducts.com).
Eye cosmetics, full of potentially irritating substances like talc, can be especially problematic. Some mascaras, especially lash-building ones, have been found to contain the mercury-based preservative thimerasol, which may cause allergic reactions and is a known neurotoxin. Instead consider Dr. Hauschka Mascara Intermezzo ($23.50; www.drhauschka.com, 800-247-9907); Miessence Pure Black Mascara ($20.50; bodysoul.mionegroup.com); or Gabriel Color Eyeshadow ($10.30; www.gabrielcosmeticsinc.com, 800-497-6419).
As for foundations and powders, Real Purity Creme Foundation ($23.99) and Powder Blush ($12.99; www.realpurity.com, 800-253-1694); Dr. Hauschka Translucent Make-up ($32.50) and Rouge Powder ($26; www.drhauschka.com, 800-247-9907); and Aveda Uruku Cheek-Lip cream ($14; www.aveda.com) are good bets. For concealer, consider: Gabriel Cosmetics Concealer ($11.50; www.gabrielcosmeticsinc.com, 800-497-6419); Earth's Beauty Under eye Light Concealer ($12.95; www.earthsbeauty.com, 888-586-9719)
Other reputable lines include Stella McCartney's Care, a luxurious skincare collection featuring 100% organic ingredients and recyclable containers, and Josie Maran cosmetics, whose mascara just won Allure Magazine's Editor's Choice award, and whose Sephora launch was recently covered by Treehugger.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

The Bronzed and the Beautiful





Let's face it nobody looks good pale !

This time of year we are all losing that sun kissed look . Bring it back , Fall is the perfect time to pick up a new cheek color , blush tenderly flushes the cheeks and brings them into full-blown rosy bloom


Pucker your lips when you are applying color to your cheekbones, and sweep your brush up the curve of the bone as if you were drawing a sideways "C" on either side of your face.

I am in love with the new beauty Powder in flower mist dew , shaded exclusively for the Ungaro Fall ’08 runway look designed by top international makeup artist, Sharon Dowsett. Luxuriously jet-milled, provides sheer tint with a slight pearlescent finish. Featured on its matte black compact: a repeat pattern of the Emanuel Ungaro logo in pink and a metallic silver M·A·C logo. Limited edition. Around $22 Bucks

http://www.maccosmetics.com/

Too Faced's collection of best selling bronzers is another way to brighten your face with the The Bronzed and the beautiful .It has the Soft Kabuki brush with 3 different bronzers to try. The bronzers included are Sun Bunny, Snow Bunny, and Pink Leopard. I love this kit because it gives a variety of bronzers for different looks. It is 35 dollars , cute design and good amount of product. No fake orange look . They give you the perfect glow and hint of shimmer that you'll fall in love with.


Here is a link to a good tutorial by Too Faced

http://www.toofaced.com/beautySchool.asp?location=1
 
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