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La Vaque

In Bath & Body on January 28, 2009 at 3:42 pm

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With eyebrows being all the rage, we’ve said good-bye to Tweezerman and hello to La Vaque.

These tweezers have the perfect weight, slant and grip, and they are absolutely gorgeous (to satisfy our love of glamour). They come in several styles and sizes, but we are particularly enamoured with the Swarovski Crystal pair (29.95). Though we wouldn’t turn down the La Vaque with a genuine diamond in it ($100.00)

La Vaque’s guarantee says “You Break’em, You Dull’em, We Replace’em. No Questions Asked.”

LaVaque also has a new addition to their team – Kelly Baker who was the 2008 Citysearch Audience Winner for Eyebrow Shaping in Los Angeles.

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Booty Butter Tanning Lotion

In Bath & Body, Beauty Spy on January 27, 2009 at 1:38 am

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In The Makeup Says: If we were going to tan (we forever never ever tan), we think we would be slathering bottles of this yummy sounding tanning lotion all over ourselves.

Bikini Kitchen Says: It includes antioxidant vitamins A, E & C which when applied topically create a healthy combination. Vitamin A helps to form new blood vessels which give the skin an attractive rosy glow. Vitamin C fends against damage caused by the sun, while Vitamin E protects the epidermis from early stages of ultraviolet light damage and reduces the severity of sunburn. “With Booty Butter your whole body will shimmer an awesome brown in about an hour,” said Karrie Pettit, founder of Bikini Kitchen. “If your skin is extra-sensitive to UV rays, you can use Booty Butter with any other type of sunscreen and still see great results quickly.”

Booty Butter contains no chemicals or artificial dyes, somehow works as a bug repellant (maybe we could use it for that since we don’t tan) and is also water-resistant.It also contains caffeine, which is good for making your skin look a bit firmer.

Booty Butter’s scent is mocha laced with an aroma of delectable sugar cookies.

This adorable bottle is $29.95 for an 8 ounce bottle, and can be purchased at www.BikiniKitchen.com – where you can also read more details about this quirky (though enticing) lotion.

New Cetaphil 24 Hour Lotion

In Bath & Body, Product Reviews on January 24, 2009 at 9:48 pm

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<Sigh> My heels have been so dry that they were snagging all my super-trendy hosiery! But since I spend my entire beauty budget on my face and figure, I have to be all coy and clever about my feet. So I thought I’d try out the new Cetaphil Daily Advance Ultra Hydrating Lotion.

I started slathering my feet (you would think I was icing a cake) in Cetaphil Daily Advance Ultra Hydrating Lotion every day after showering. It has been a week and my feet are softer – I think if I used it twice a day I’d get feet to show off.

Here are my pros and cons on the product:

Pros: Absorbs Quickly, Goes On Smoothly, Not Greasy, Performs Well

Cons: The packaging is just so unluxurious.


In The Makeup Says:
I’m almost through my tub of Laura Mercier Body Soufflé – so when I’m done I’ll squeeze all of the Cetaphil lotion into that tub – the more enticing the packaging, the more I enjoy using a product. Plus…I’m hoping my Cetaphil will take on the fragrance of French Vanilla <heaven>
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Soufflé Body Crème

In Bath & Body on January 24, 2009 at 9:41 pm

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In The Makeup Says: This French Vanilla is not your usual “foodie” fragrance. Cinnamon bark and coffee extract give it a kicky spicy element, and the vanilla is so much more bourbon than bakery. We weren’t sold on it until our recent photo shoot (doing makeup for Survivor winner Danni Boatwright).

This body cream got us more compliments on our “perfume” than we could count; we are now sold, addicted, and putting the other Soufflés on our wish lists.

Laura Mercier Says: Featuring pure Tahitian and Bourban vanillas. Velvety caramel notes and luscious Kadota fig perfectly blend with creamy sandalwood and smooth amber.

Laura Mercier French Vanilla Soufflé Body Crème is an ultra-whipped scented soufflé crème that provides luxurious all-day moisture protection without being heavy or greasy.

  • Vitamins A, E & F for nourishment & Shea Butter for moisturizing
  • Crème gives the skin optimum moisture levels without feeling heavy or greasy
  • Slightly more fragrant than Body Lotion

Mineral Botanic Body Washes

In Bath & Body on January 24, 2009 at 5:19 am

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New Mineral Botanic Velvet Cream Body Washes

AHAVA is blending healthy minerals found in the waters of the Dead Sea and nourishing organic plant extracts.

AHAVA Mineral Botanic body washes are free of harsh detergents, prepared with healthy Dead Sea minerals, Macadamia oil and organic plant extracts. That is why its foam is different and more velvety than regular soaps (work with a sponge for a richer lather).

AHAVA Mineral Botanic soaps are truly skin-friendly. No SLS / SLES, parabens or other controversial ingredients have been added in their careful creation. Approved for sensitive skin. Allergy tested.

In The Makeup Says: AHAVA was our first love in skin care, and this latest launch has us swooning all over again. When we read the names of these 7 body washes, we wanted every single one. So, to make the choice easier…

Here is a guide to which Velvet Cream Wash you should use

Normal to dry skin: Orange Frangipani or Grape & Avocado

Very dry skin: Bamboo & Pansy or Hibiscus & Fig

Sensitive skin: Honeysuckle & Lavender or Lotus Flower & Chestnut

And for Micro-Peeling: Water Lily & Guarana.

Beauty In: Toxins Out

In Bath & Body, Beauty Spy on January 16, 2009 at 3:56 am

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Beauty In: Toxins Out – Launches February 11, 2009

The Beauty In: Toxins Out line will include a Detox Duo (which includes an Antioxidant Enzyme Buff and Purifying Bath Crystals), Creamy Cleansing Polish, and Hydrating Body Emulsion. All products are 100% vegan and free of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Petrolatum, Mineral Oil, Paraffins, and Parabens.

What Does The Line Boast?

-Botanical Extracts: Help remove toxins, relieve tension, and heal irritation.
-Chelators: Work to restore water to its purest form for an exceptionally beneficial soak in the tub.
-Ubiquinone: A vitamin-like substance present in all human cells that promotes cell protection.
-Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe): Moisturizes and soothes skin, providing anti-inflammatory and healing properties.
-Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C): An antioxidant vitamin necessary for tissue growth and repair, as well as collagen formation.
-Superoxide Dismutase: An enzyme that helps inhibit free-radical production.

In The Makeup Says: Although the entire line will not be released until February 11th, the Detox Duo is available. Being that we can never resist the promise of firmer skin, we went straight to Sephora and purchased the Detox-Duo ($48). Although we haven’t noticed any firming, the scent is deliciously botanical and the Enzyme Buff delivers on its promise of soft and smooth skin. Who won’t want to commit? Neatnicks. It sticks to the tub a bit.