Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Giveaway

I love giveaways...

You can win a bottle of the new All American Stetson signed by Tom Brady
Hosted by are new friend Trent From Average Metro Joe
http://averagemetrojoe.com/free-giveaway-all-american-stetson-tom-brady/

ends on April 1, 2009 at midnight EST


Monday, March 23, 2009

How to Choose the Right Mascara

If I was stranded on a desert island and I could only bring one item from my makeup bag, it would be mascara... it makes a big difference !

And with minimal effort

With so many mascaras to choose from it is easy to feel overwhelmed at the cosmetic counter/drug store ect.. start buy choosing the right wand for your lashes
Mascara wands with bristles close together allow for a thicker application; long bristles are better for sheer, natural-looking coats to define and separate lashes


Choosing a color
I always recommend black regardless of your skin type and hair color
You are defining the eye's and black does this best - If you want to lighten it up a bit try black/brown


Sisley Phyto Mascara Ultra faCil is a bit pricey at $59 bucks a tube !!! But by far the best I have used



http://www.sisley-cosmetics.co.uk/

Lancome Definicils is a great second choice, offers Superb Definition and named the best mascara several years in a row in InStyle magazine and seems like a deal at $24
http://www.lancome-usa.com/

Maybelline XXL Volume + Length packs a big punch and works with any budget for around $7
http://www.maybelline.com/

While water proof mascara is a must have for weddings , tropical vacations and sport's they tend to dry out your lashes and should not be worn on a daily basis

Tip
Don't "pump" your mascara wand repeatedly into the tube; this tends to prematurely dry the mascara out and may even introduce airborne bacteria. The wand will likely have enough mascara on it to begin with; if not, you can always add more later

How to apply mascara
Start with to clean and dry lashes. Begin with 2-3 coats and keep applying until the desired lash volume, length and separation is achieved.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Not your average blog

Boy, do I have blog for your Man !!!

I just discovered a stylish and modern beauty blog for the fella's! And written by a one too! Men's product reviews,tip's on male grooming , and more from a metro perspective. We can all agree that most men are a work-in-progress when it comes to grooming

Thanks Trent, you are doing a service to us all

http://averagemetrojoe.com/

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Dramatic Eye's and 25% off with Bobbi Brown




Hurry offer end's March 19th

The alluring draw of dramatic eyes. This look is easy to achieve (with the right tool's and a little practice)
Three product's can get you there... Four if you use an eye lash curler
Start with Bobbi Brown's high-pigmented Metallic Eye Shadow,in Gold Dust or Champagne Quartz apply on the whole lid starting at the brow bone
Next comes the tricky part and where most of us gal's go wrong...

Lining the eye's
Use Bobbi Brown's ultra fine eyeliner brush along with long wear gel eyeliner in black ink. This long-wearing eyeliner offers the precision of liquid liner and the ease of a gel-based formula. Dip tip of Ultra Fine Eyeliner Brush into gel formula (coat both sides of brush head)Place brush to your upper lashes first. Using a very thin line, apply from the inner corner outward ,be sure your line start's off thin ( it is easier to add product than it is to remove it)

Tip: Wipe off excess on tissue before applying to eye. Work quickly as product becomes transfer-resistant once dry. Finish with a couple coats of black mascara

http://www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com/home.tmpl



Saturday, March 14, 2009

The Glam Lounge is now a member of Total Beauty

Have you heard ??? The Glam Lounge is now a Member of Total beauty and we are celebrating because...


Total Beauty inspires women to look and be their best !!! My goal with The Glam Lounge is to do the same . So ladies ,be sure to check http://www.totalbeauty.com/ so you too can be in the "know" with the most comprehensive online Beauty advice out there

Total Beauty is one of the best on-line resources for beauty tip's... products reviews, personalized recommendations and how-to videos

Sunday, March 8, 2009

The Glam Lounge on Location , How about a little History on an Ancient Day Spa

Like I said in my previous post, I am visiting Israel.

I wish I could tell you I came all this way for the sake of my Beauty blog (traveling the world for ancient beauty secrets) Hmmm...That sounds like a great title for a post!But, I am just accompanying my Husband on a business trip.

Over the weekend We visited Beit She'an , It is one of the most ancient sites in Israel: it was first settled 5-6 thousand years ago. There are Ruins of a Roman Bath house here. The Bath House dates back just 2,000 years (built under Roman Rule) Still quite impressive, this was one of the first of it's kind and predates some of the more well know "Turkish Bath Houses" from the 12th century and beyond






The Spa swimming pool ,behind it ...the treatment rooms

The Caldarium
The marble floor has been removed to reveal the empty space which the hot air used to flow through to heat the floor





Essential grooming tools , of course


In The Book of the Bath, Françoise de Bonneville wrote, "The history of public baths begins in Greece in the sixth century B.C.," where men and women washed in basins near places of exercise, physical and intellectual. Later gymnasia had indoor basins set overhead, the open maws of marble lions offering showers, and circular pools with tiers of steps for lounging. Bathing was ritualized, becoming an art -- of cleansing sands, hot water, hot air in dark vaulted "vapor baths," a cooling plunge, a rubdown with aromatic oils. Cities all over the Ancient world honored sites where "young ephebes stood and splashed water over their bodies."
More interesting facts

The first public thermae of 19 BC had a rotunda 25 meters across, circled by small rooms, set in a park with artificial river and pool. By AD 300 the Baths of Diocletian would cover 1.5 million square feet (140,000 m²), its soaring granite and porphry sheltering 3,000 bathers a day. Roman baths became "something like a cross between an aquacentre and a theme park," with pools, game rooms, gardens, even libraries and theatres. One of the most famous public bath sites sites is Aquae Sulis in Bath, England.






Friday, March 6, 2009

AHHHH... AHAVA

This product review is fitting because after all... I am visiting Israel, in a couple of weeks I will visit the Dead Sea and cover myself in the mineral rich mud and of course pay a visit to the Ahava factory store (I can not wait ) keep a look out for the post . After all what does a product junkie like me indulge in while visiting Israel ?

Ahava !!!

VELVET CREAM WASH Bamboo & PansyFor Very Dry skin

Unbelievably creamy,left me feeling super silky although it did not lather the mineral botanic cream body wash made up for it in several other way's including an over the top sent, I was in shower Heaven with Bamboo and Pansy


The Mineral Botanic line combines 2 distinct worlds in one velvety cream wash: healthy minerals found in the waters of the Dead Sea and nourishing organic plant extracts. The result: a delightful synergy of pure natural goodness – and a whole new way to say “clean”. AHAVA Mineral Botanic soaps are truly skin-friendly. No SLS / SLES, parabens or other controversial ingredients have been added in their careful creation
http://www.ahavaus.com/
Bamboo & Pansy
Hibiscus & Fig
Honeysuckle & Lavender
Lotus Flower & Chestnut

Monday, March 2, 2009

Spring Color Collection by Aaron de Mey

Cold , rainy, drabby winter days have me dreaming of colorful spring .I love springtime! Beautiful bright butterflies that look like they just came out of the Mac store on Santa Monica , Fresh, clean air ...Blossoming flowers you get the idea.

I am out of the country at the moment , the local neighborhood super pharm (the pharmacy) had the new Lancôme spring color collection . Standing there drooling (with out a drop of make-up on and load's of time I might add ) I Started to play ! These new colors are intense and are so worth the trip to see your favorite Lancôme lady ...ladies

The Pink Irreverence Spring Color Collection by Aaron de Mey is the answer to winter time blues

Color Design Quad Irreverence Madame $42
http://www.lancome-usa.com/

Rose Pale.
Rose Mauve.
Fuchsia.
Noir A Palette.

Remember to always use a shadow base (color will glide on effortlessly)
First apply rose pale to the whole lid, then rose mauve on the brow bone
next, blend fuchsia in the crease
And for the Happy ending and what I like best about this quad ! Noir a Palette can be used as a liner. Line the top and bottom of the lash line

VERY IRREVERENT
 
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