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Tuesday

14

February 2012

Hope Hearts: Essie Nail Polish

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Happy Hearts Day!

Add a little colour to your look this Valentine’s Day with some Essie nail polish.

A few of my favourite hues? Miami Nice, Fishnet Stockings, and Jamaica Me Crazy.

For best wear, paint two coats, letting polish dry between coats.

Shop the entire Essie collection at Essie.com

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Tuesday

15

December 2009

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Parfum

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Coco Mademoiselle parfum

On the fourth day of Christmas…

Here’s hoping I find a .25 oz bottle of Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle in my stocking.

Soft and fresh, Coco Mademoiselle is an oriental fragrance that wears well day to evening. It’s perfect for the girl who wants a distinct scent that’s not too over-powering.

Coco Mademoiselle parfum, .25 oz bottle, $104.95, Nordstrom

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Thursday

22

October 2009

Shalimar Perfum

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Shalimar parfum by Guerlain at Nordstrom

Shalimar perfume has been known for years as the forbidden fragrance, created in France by Guerlain. It was originally launched in the 1920s, and to this day remains almost as popular as Chanel No. 5.

The bottle is just as beautiful as the fragrance itself, with a blue topper and art deco style. For those of you who haven’t experienced Shalimar, the scent is strong but not over-powering. There are notes of bergamot and vanilla, and a little spice of amber.

Shalimar is the perfect juxtaposition of strong and subtle. Put it precisely where you wish to be kissed.

Shalimar perfume by Guerlain (.5 oz bottle), $185, Nordstrom

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Thursday

26

March 2009

Diorshow mascara

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Diorshow mascara

 

Though, admittedly, my dreams of becoming an über-super supermodel were dashed long ago — I’m only 5′5″ — my dreams of looking like a model live on.

Who better to assist me in the process than my main man Dior? His own backstage-fashion-show-extraordinaire mascara perfectly punctuates my big green doe eyes.

And with accentuation like that, who needs legs like Gisele’s?

Purchase Diorshow Blackout mascara now at Dior.com.

 

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Monday

10

November 2008

L’Oreal Voluminous Eyeliner

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L'Oreal Voluminous liner

I’ve got fair features and an unsteady hand — not exactly an ideal combination when I want to wear eyeliner. The slightest imperfection is exaggerated on my alabaster skin. So when I saw L’Oreal’s Voluminous Eyeliner Mistake-Proof Marker, I had to try it.

This revolutionary liner pairs a slanted applicator with a controlled flow, so the marker easily allows the user to follow the contour of their eye with no uneven lines or unsightly smudges. The eyeliner is designed for versatility: For a thin line the tip is used to go on fine and even, and for a thick line the slanted side is used to go on full and dramatic. Because the liner’s flow is continuous, there is no need for double-dipping.

According to the package, it wears for up to 12 hours without smudging or fading, and it has been tested suitable for sensitive eyes and people who wear contact lenses. I tried the eyeliner, and I was impressed. I’m a big fan of the ‘cat-eye’ look, and using L’Oreal’s Mistake-Proof Marker makes lining my eyes so simple.

Available for $7.99 at CVS.com, the liner is much cheaper than department store brands made with the same ingredients. I’d definitely recommend it for anyone who wants an easy eyeliner application with no fuss or mess.

Purchase L’Oreal’s Mistake-Proof Marker at CVS.com, or visit your local CVS.

 

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Monday

26

May 2008

OPI Nail Lacquer – You’re a Pisa Work

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OPI you're a pisa work

OPI you're a pisa work2

 

Of course I’m thrilled whenever ThisNext sends me products to test, so imagine my glee when I received a bottle of OPI’s nail lacquer in my mailbox!

Lately I’ve been all about OPI’s India Collection — specifically the colour ‘Keys to my Karma’ — but with June right around the corner, I wanted to try out a bubbly, bright pink. My fabulous friend Lauren Messiah hand-picked a bottle of ‘You’re a Pisa Work’ for me and I am sporting it as I type.

Hot pink certainly is a departure from the demure, darker tones that I’m used to wearing, but there’s nothing like a punch of colour to switch things up! The colour keeps things fresh and can even be classic – if you wear your clothes right. Just check out Diane Kruger in recent shots from FabSugar.

 

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Wednesday

10

January 2007

Nicole Miller for Melaleuca Brilliance Lip Gloss

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As a true believer that no woman’s pout is complete without Chanel Lipcolour in number 09 (Lover), even I admit that sometimes my lips just want to go a little more au naturale.

Conveniently, a close friend of mine recently gave rave reviews for Nicole Miller’s Brilliance Lip Gloss. It stays on — and on, and on — whether you’re eating, talking, gadding about town…and it feels totally natural (as glamour should!)

Combine the above with antioxidants and vitamins A, C, and E, and you’ve got the perfect pout. Mwah

 

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Wednesday

20

December 2006

Coach Ponytail Scarf

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Coach ponytail scarfA tie?

I think not.

Make your ordinary hair style extraordinary with some chic accoutrement action.

 

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