Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Blue Crush

Rock your eyeshadow this Fourth of July. Why not color it blue? It's mood-lifting and vibrant. If you want a sophisticated look, go for a dark blue eyeshadow. If you want a girly look, go for a light blue eyeshadow. Complete your look with a natural or nude lip color. Yes, your eyes will definitely be a show-stopper.

 Keri Hilson

 Freida Pinto

 Diane Kruger


120 Color Palette 2nd Edition, available at Pink Blossom Cosmetics, $30

How blue are you willing to go?


Photo: glamour

Monday, June 27, 2011

Bold Lips for July 4th Weekend

It's like nothing you've experienced before. It is not lipstick, nor is it lip gloss. It's NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream. This Soft Matte Lip Cream goes on silky and sets to a matte finish. These long-lasting lip creams will keep your lips moisturized and colorful. (Available in 7 colors, at Pink Blossom Cosmetics, $6.00/1 lip cream or $15/ 3 lip cream)

 Addis Ababa





Monte Carlo


Share your favorite NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream with us.


Friday, June 24, 2011

Smoothie for Your Skin


Soothe your damaged summer skin with a delicious smoothie. It's quick and easy to make. The flax seeds (which contains omega-3 fat) will give your skin a healthy glow, the yogurt (which contains vitamin A) will heal the damage from the sun, and the strawberries (which contains vitamin C) will replace the collagen the sun stole away.

1 Cup of Plain Non-Fat Yogurt
1 Whole, Peeled Banana
2 Cups of Frozen Strawberries
1 Tablespoon of Flax Seed
1/2 Teaspoon of Honey
1/2 Teaspoon of Almond Extract

♥ Khou

Recipe: redplum

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

FDA Releases Sunscreen Guidelines


After 33 years, the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) is issuing new rules for sunscreen products.This will go into effect next summer.

Sunscreen cannot be labeled as a "sunblock" because it is a false claim

Sun Protection Factor  
Only products with an SPF of 15 or higher can claim to reduce the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging

Broad Spectrum  
Sunscreen must protect equally against two kinds of sun radiation, UVB (rays cause burning) and UVA (rays cause wrinkling), to be labeled as offering "broad" spectrum protection

Water Resistance  
Products cannot be labeled "waterproof" or "sweat-proof" because such claims are also false. Instead they will be allowed to claim how long the product is water resistant

Advice to Consumers
Read the fine print of the product because it is worth it. Dermatologists suggest that consumers look for products that say "broad spectrum", have a SPF between 30 to 50, and reapply every 40 or 80 minutes.

Continue protecting your skin.



Monday, June 20, 2011

New MAC Limited Edition Collections - Semi Precious, Colourizations, and Glamglass

Welcome to MAC heaven. MAC is adding not one, but three new limited edition collections - Semi Precious,Colourizations, and Glamglass. You will be one happy girl this July and August.

MAC's Semi Precious Collection includes 12 eyeshadows, three blushes, four Skin Finish powders, four cremesheen glasses, four lipsticks, a charged water-revitalizing energy, a face+body lotion, and four brushes to the Mineralize collection. This collection is available July 7 through August. 
Mineralize Eyeshadow, $19.50
Mineral Mode - Mélange White Base with Copper and Gray
Unsurpassable - Mélange Green, Teal, Purple and Copper
Jade’s Fortune - Mélange Bright Yellow, Blue, Lime and Black
Hint of Sapphire - Mélange Pink, Violet, Teal, Copper and Blue
Clarity - Mélange Light Pink, Off White Green, Gold and Black
Golden Gaze - Mélange Gold and Black
Faux Gold - Mélange Coral, Gold, Lime and Bronze
Quartz Fusion - Mélange Soft Pink, Silver, Deep Pink
Rare Find - Mélange Violet, Brown and Gold
Blue Sheen - Mélange Navy, Black and Peach
Dark Indulgence - Mélange Forest Green and Black
Smoked Ruby - Mélange Burgundy and Black

Mineralize Blush, $23
Pressed Amber - Mélange Nude, Beige, Brown
Warmth of Coral - Mélange Coral, Peach
Feeling Flush - Mélange Pink, Deep Blue, Pink, Soft Brown

Mineralize Skinfinish, $28
Semi Precious Pearl - Base – Beige Champagne; Inner circle–White, Plum, Bronze
Semi Precious Crystal Pink - Base – Pink Champagne; Inner circle – Pink, Dirty Green, Bronze
Semi Precious Rose Quartz - Base – Rosy Pink; Inner circle – Silver, Lime, White Pink, Copper
Semi Precious Goldstone - Base–Brown; Inner circle – Rosy Pink, White, Gold

Lipstick, $14.50
Lush Amber - Light Nude Beige
Gem of Roses - Mid-tone Strawberry Pink
One of a Kind - Mid-tone Rosy Neutral
Musky Amethyst - Deep Plum

Cremesheen Glass, $18.50
Pure Magnificence - Light Grey Pink
Natural Flare - Light Caramel Nude
Geo Pink - Strawberry Pink
Looks Like Sin - Mid-tone Reddish Plum
Richly Revered - Deep Brown Plum

Mineralize Face + Body Lotion, $29.50
Mineralize Charged Water - Revitalizing Energy, $22

179 Angled Split Fibre Buffer Brush, $47
128 Split Fibre Cheek Brush, $32
234 Split Fibre Eye Blending Brush, $22
235 Split Fibre All Over Eye Brush, $30


MAC's Colourizations Collection includes eight eye shadow duos in non-traditional pairings, six Technakhol liners, a mascara, and two brushes. This collection will be available August 4.

Pro Palette Eyeshadow x 2, $25
Bright yellow gold (veluxe pearl) and a pinked-up chrome purple (frost)
Bright lime (veluxe pearl) and a frosty deep grey (frost
Mid-tone teal (matte) and a deep chocolate (satin)
Deep forest green (veluxe pearl) and a mid-tone ochre brown (matte)
Pale frosty peach (frost) and a dark brown with green pearl (frost)
Light grey taupe (matte) and a mid-tone bronze (veluxe pearl)
Bright fuchsia (frost) and a cool black (satin)
Mid-tone orange (frost) and a deep navy (satin)

Technakohl Liners, $15
Graphblack - a rich graphic black
Photogravure - a soft black with brown undertone
Purple Dash - an intense aubergine
Auto-de-blu - an amethyst
Uniform - a deep khaki green with gold pearl
Jade Way - a pure emerald green with frost

Zoom Lash, $15
Zoomblack Rich - black

222 Tapered blending brush, $29.00
275 Medium angled shading brush, $24.50

MAC's Glamglass is a collection of 11 Glamglasses with a brush applicator and eight new lip pencils that coordinate with the Glamglass shades. This collection will be available July 28.

Glamglass, $14.50
Casual Air Frosted - Pale pink
It’s a Wow - Mid-tone blue-pink (“rose pink”)
Check This Out - Coral with transforming yellow-pink pearl
Rich & Witty - Neutral dirty pinked beige
Comfort & Joy - Mid-tone frosted dirty mauve
Famously Fab! - Purple-lavender, slightly pearled
Tour de Fabulous - Clean/bright yellow pink with pearl
Knockout - Red with pearl
Style-Packed - Bright, vivid fuchsia
Rich Bounty - Deep red-brown with pearl
Real Posh - Deep berry, slightly pearled

Lip Pencil, $13.00
What Comes Naturally - Pale peachy beige
Hip ‘n’ Happy - Dirty blue pink
Have to Have It - Soft warm beige
Just Wonderful - Dirty mauve
Entertain Me - Clearly orange
Lasting Sensation - Bright coral
Embrace Me - Vivid pinkish fuchsia
Just My Type - Intense warm brown

Which collection are you getting this summer?



Friday, June 17, 2011

Cocktail-Scented Nail Polish Collection

If you're in the mood for happy hour, check out Mattése Elite's Summer 2011 Happy Hour Collection. There are six neon shades based on classic pretty cocktails — Apple Martini, Cosmopolitan, Hypnotic, Purple Passion, Shirley Temple, and Tequila Sunrise. Each nail polish has its own scent inspired by the cocktails. Pick your poison. (Mattése Elite Scented Nail Polish, $5.99 each, available at Rickys)

What's on your happy hour menu?


Photo: refinery29