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January Shopping List

In Monthly Shopping List on January 6, 2009 at 9:49 pm

In The Makeup wants 2009 to be the healthiest year ever. So, we’ve decided to start the year off with some beauty products that will work as constant reminders to eat and drink well. We chose these products not only for their “menu” appeal, but also because they get rave reviews.


Yes-To-Carrots Eye and Face Makeup Remover (people love this stuff)

Carrot smoothies are going to be our new dessert this year. Carrots, rich in carotenoids, may be beneficial to blood sugar regulation. Research has suggested that physiological levels, as well as dietary intake, of carotenoids may be inversely associated with insulin resistance and high blood sugar levels. Carrots are also an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, dietary fiber and potassium.


Skin Appetit Optim Eyes Firming Eye Gel (tightens, lightens, and decongests puffiness)

So whats on our plates for 2009? Everything in this eye gel.

  • Blueberries:  high in vitamin c and anthcyanins to fight free radicals and reduce inflammation
  • Cantaloupe: Filled with beta-carotene and vitamin A to purify skin and smooth the appearance of fine lines
  • Grapeseed Extract: Rich in polyphenols, the most powerful antioxidants, to boost skin energy and glow
  • Creamy Yogurt: Calcium and protein fortify and strengthen skin
  • Wild Honey: Helps skin retain moisture and diminishes appearance of lines and wrinkles
  • Fig:  The fruit highest in minerals helps plump, hydrate and repair
  • Walnut Oil: High in omega-3 good fats to replenish moisture and smoothness
  • Dark Chocolate:  Full of antioxidants to prevent premature aging


Burt’s Bees

Milk & Honey Body Lotion (we’ve heard of boyfriends smelling this once and demanding it daily)

A study published in the April 2004 issue of Obesity Research suggests that eating more calcium-rich foods, especially low fat milk, may really help get rid of some tummy fat. A study published in the December 2005 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition also shows a calcium-rich diet is associated with fat loss. So we’re drinking loads of low-fat organic milk in our coffee.  And when we want to sweeten it, we’re using honey. Experimental evidence indicates that consumption of honey may improve blood sugar control and insulin sensitivity compared to other sweeteners.


Lip Cushion by Jelly Pong Pong (okay, we haven’t tried it. but it looks divine)

A cushion-soft gloss with a squishy, elastic texture. Gives lips a sheer, translucent tint & moisturizes chapped skin. Made with evening primrose oil, beeswax & aloe vera to heal lips & improve suppleness.

Evening primrose oil is recommended for women as a nutritional supplement since it is rich in essential fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids and has medicinal properties. Evening primrose oil with its rich supplies of GLA can moisturize your skin and protect it from environmental oxidization. Essential fatty acids in evening primrose oil can help dilute sebum and reduce the chances of acne and skin lesions. It is also used to treat rosacea by reducing redness and inflammation. The essential fatty acids prevent nails from cracking and keeps them healthy. It can also help in treating many hair problems. So for those of you who have just not been able to bring yourself to do fish oil supplements (we haven’t), you may find evening primrose oil a bit more…to your taste.


Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque ($3.79 at Walgreens)

Your body can stay protected from certain types of infections when you include mint in your diet on a regular basis. Mint is known to help slow down how quickly bacteria grows in the body. In some cases, mint may even completely help stop bacteria from growing at all. We’ll be sipping mint tea while we let this classic masque treatment rinse away our blackheads and shrink our pores.


December Shopping List

In Monthly Shopping List on December 3, 2008 at 4:44 am


The ultimate Bobbi Brown collector’s palette. Tailor-made for lipstick aficionados – and anyone who wants to bring out their inner artist! This new palette for lips includes a Retractable Lip Brush and is filled with 42 lipstick shades in three different formulas: Lip Color, the product that launched Bobbi’s company, offers semi-matte, full coverage color (21 shades included). Creamy Lip Color offers creamy, moisturizing, comfortable wear (11 shades included). Lip Sheer offers sheer, lightweight color (10 shades included).


EIGHT HOUR CREAM 1950s Vintage Set Limited Edition ONLINE EXCLUSIVE

This made it on to our list because it will feed our hunger for retro-chic, honor Eight Hour Cream’s heritage (it has been a handbag staple for over 70 years), and is the first in Elizabeth Arden’s “Celebration of the Decades” series. The set will sell for $50.00 and includes the Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant and Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant. No dressing table will be complete without it.


Terracotta Loose Powder Kohl Liner
An exceptionally elegant eye makeup innovation, this ultra fine, loose powder, with a touch of iridescence, can be applied as an eyeliner using the wand applicator or applied as an eyeshadow using the brush.

Rumor has it that this is what gives Angeline Jolie her smoky, unfussy look.



Who couldn’t use a little bit of contouring gel after a slew of holiday meals? This gel implements the most promising contour-capable ingredients. In addition to caffeine and green tea, there’s horse chestnut, ginger and camellia. Whether the concern is an un-tight tush or some annoying cellulite, this will make you feel better.

And even if, after faithful use, you’re not looking any more fine-tuned and firm, at least its a warming gel. Who wants to use cold lotions in the winter!


We LOVE fooling around with cream eye liners. Play around with TEN of Smashbox’s best-selling Cream Eye Liner colors in this all-in-one palette. Shades include Lava, Picasso, Midnight Purple, Midnight Brown, Putty, Caviar, Thunder, Midnight Green, Deep Bronze and Cameo. $32

November Shopping List

In Monthly Shopping List on November 1, 2008 at 4:05 am


This $35 Sephora limited-edition arsenal packs 10 most-wanted mascaras, allowing you to test drive a new mascara every day until you find your true lash love, with ten travel-size black mascaras:

Smashbox Bionic Mascara; Sephora Atomic Volume Mascara; Vincent Longo The Curl Mascara; Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara; Too Faced Lash Injection Pin Point Mascara; Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara; Urban decay Big Fatty Mascara; DuWop Lash Venom Mascara; Korres Deep Colour Mascara; Cargo Texas Lash Mascara.

Reinvent mascara with the world’s first “turbo-charged” motion mascara with a vibrating brush. Turn on the power and the gently vibrating LashSonic Brush™ with micro-pulse bristles works its magic, moving rapidly through lashes, separating and saturating lashes with a rapid release gel formula. The formula is buildable, so you can reapply several coats without heavy build-up-even refresh lashes during the day.


For fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, black is THE color. And as a make-up artist, lips are THE focus.

From plum to ebony, it dresses lips in an infinite range of shades, depending on how it is applied – feather light or rich and bold. Transparent yet intense, it plays on the depths of black and the pure shine of a sparkle-free formula.

This foundation is designed to be invisible on TV or in person. Plus, it contains Relipidium to moisturize skin, Fucogel  to form a microfilm that prevents dehydration, and sericite, which enables rays of light to spread more widely, intensifying the radiance of the complexion.

You might also want to check out their HD setting powder. It sets makeup, softens imperfections, and mattifies skin without changing its natural contours.

With ModelCo Perfection Lip Wax Kit you might be able to create the “ultimate, collagen-free lip shape.” The creamy wax molds into the grooves of your lips to help keep lipstick from bleeding and feathering; or works as a base for lip gloss to adhere and get more staying power. Rumor has it that Marilyn Monroe always applied wax prior to lipstick.

Find it at Sephora.

October Shopping List

In Monthly Shopping List on October 2, 2008 at 3:25 am

Super O
NARS has amped up their legendary NARS Orgasm with Super Orgasm. Its the same universally flattering sheer peachy pink blush, but with an extra dose of golden sparkle; j
ust enough to make you the center of every room you walk into.

Perfectly measured and finely balanced, the shu uemura 24K Gold Eyelash Curler is designed to ensure superior functionality and performance. The silicone pad in a “mushroom” shape provides a protective, stay-put edge for safety and optimum curl. The patented hinge is specifically engineered to apply the perfect amount of pressure on eyelashes. The calculated shape, size of frame length, and ergonomic handles ensure stability and control, while the curved angle suits all eye shapes.

Givenchy’s Magic Wand
Phenomen’Eyes Mascara grips lashes starting at the roots.
This mascara has a high-tech, patented round sphere at the tip of the wand that reaches every lash and creates a “fanned-out panoramic effect.”
$27.00 Sephora exclusive. Comes in Phenomen’Black and Phenomen’Brown.