La Prairie Life Threads – Silver, Gold & Platinum – Perfume Collection – Fall 2009

The famous luxury Swiss brand La Prairie known by its anti-aging treatments has developed for this fall a trilogy of fragrances. After launching their Silver Rain perfume line a while ago, La Prairie is challenging our senses with Life Threads in Silver, Gold and Platinum.

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The fragrance collection, composed by Constance Georges – Picot from Cosmo Fragrances, is available in the shops starting this October in 50ml bottles (125$) wrapped in shimmering thread tied to its name – Silver, Gold and Platinum.

I’m in love with La Prairie face and eye creams but I’ve never tried their perfumes. Few days ago I received a sample of Life Threads Silver and my sense were instantly excited. It was a fragrance totally new to my sense, with an incredible romantic and feminine touch, wrapped together into a floral scent. I can consider myself addicted to perfumes since I have a very big collection of fragrances, but this is one fragrance that definitely should not miss from my collection. Continue Reading

A few rules to follow for a complexion without wrinkles

It’s up to you if the traces of time are less visible on your face. There are methods which can keep your skin looking young and fresh.

French specialists quoted by “Journal des femmes” offers you 10 life principles, which guarantees a beautiful complexion, for a long time. To be noted that these rules must be applied simultaneously, consistently and with perseverance.

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  • Healthy and balanced nutrition, rich in fruits and vegetables, as the main source for intake of vitamins and minerals (infinitely better assimilated and more active than those of synthesis, the pill). But fruits and vegetables are not sufficient in the absence of complex sources of antioxidants, zinc (a real doctor for your skin), copper, magnesium, selenium and acids from the  Omega 3 and Omega 6 series.
  • Sun protection is also an important detail which you need to take into account all year. Using creams with SPF is more than necessary during the summer, but is equally useful during winter, and spring and autumn. In winter, the harmful sun rays are as intense as in the summer, especially if there is snow. In cities full of glass and concrete, solar radiation is amplified. Sun rays produce free radicals which can produce severe and irreversible damage to skin tissue and collagen layer, the true “foundation” of your complexion. In conclusion, the cream against ultraviolet rays, should be used continuously. Do not forget the neck and cleavage! Continue Reading

Sisley Baroque Chic Collection for Fall-Winter 2009-2010

Sisley has come up with a new collection for Fall-Winter 2009-2010. Baroque Chic Makeup Collection contains amazing colors, so trendy for this fall and designed for a high-quality makeup. I have to say that I love all the colors from this collection, starting with gold, sorbet, burgundy and finishing with plum and I’m happy that I finally found a collection that can keep my level of inspiration high for this cold season.

Sisley-Baroque-Chic-Collection Sisley Baroque Chic Makeup Collection contains:

Instant Perfect Foundation ($68)

This makeup foundation  is a siliconated gel emulsion with a very soft touch, which acts to erase skin imperfections and highlight the eyes. One of its most important benefits is that fine lines and wrinkles are instantly smoothed and filled in. After applying the foundation your complexion will be radiant and even, shine, dilated pores, imperfections and dark areas will be reduced.

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Expired Cosmetics are a danger for your health

Only one in four women consider the expiration date of her cosmetic products, according to dailymail.co.uk. Other women put their health at risk by using cosmetics for several years, even if they start to smell funny or discolor.

Old cosmetics are a real danger to our health. Like the food, cosmetics expire and are dangerous if we are still using them. Over time, following contact with skin, lashes, lips, etc.., cosmetics accumulate bacteria, which multiply and come again on the lips or your skin.

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Most women completely forget when they purchased a particular product and use it well beyond the period of validity, which results in the appearance of infections. Most sensitive are the eyes, followed by the lips, whose crazing or cracking of the skin surface contributes to “install” bacteria and occurrence of infections. Continue Reading

NARS Holiday Makeup Collection 2009 – Information, Photos & Prices

The NARS Holiday Makeup Collection 2009 inspires a sophisticated and sensual look by bringing new palettes of festive shimmery shades. The collection is already available on narscosmetics.com so make a wish because the Holiday season is even a better reason to feel beautiful.

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NARS-Holiday-Makeup-Collection-2009-Products

  • Soft Touch Shadow Pencil ($24)

These New Soft Touch Shadow Pencils have a creamy texture and versatile functionality to shade the lid, line or highlight the eye. They are very easy to blend, they leave a velvety feel, are smooth, creamy and with a long-wearing formula. The New Pencils can be also used as a base for layering with powder eyeshadow to increase color intensity.

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Fashion Smoke makeup inspired by Too Faced Smoky eye palette

Few days ago I did another Smoky eye makeup inspired by Too Faced Smoky eye palette. This look is called Fashion Smoke and I have to tell from the beginning that I never use blue or green shades for my makeup looks, so this was a real challenge for me.

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Maybe it’s only my impression but I don’t like using green and blue eyeshadows since my eyes are green and I try to emphasize them by using other colors like violet, pink, gold or brown shades. A few years ago I was using a lot of  black and gray eyeshadows for everyday smoky eye makeup, but if you are bored with the classical black eyeshadow you can try a purple smoky eye makeup which seems to be very trendy this fall and also suits every skin, hair and eye color.

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For this Fashion Smoke makeup I used the 3 eyeshadows ( Sugar Cookie, Wicked Green and Midnight ) from the Too Faced Smoky eye palette and my own makeup brushes. Continue Reading

Bobbi Brown Holiday Lips 2009

Hello Ladies! Cold season is already here and your lips need an extra caring and a new look. If you are in search of bright ideas of lip products Bobbi Brown has just the thing for you.

For this winter and Holiday season Bobbi wants to refresh our look in a single swipe with sheer, juicy glosses and rich Lip Colors. I’ve been looking over all these lip goodies specially to see what I can wear on my lips this Holiday season. Here are some of my choices and let me know if  some of them are your favorites too. You can also tell about your favorite lip products and what do you like to wear during the cold season, when it’s windy and our lips need a better hydration and protection against external factors.

  • Lip Gloss Trio ( $40 )

This glossy trio is back by popular demand and it was updated specially for holidays with chrome caps. Each tube contains 4,2 ml of product so it’s very easy to fit in a small purse.

Pink Blossom Lip Gloss (a sheer bright pink)
Marina Pink Sheer Color Gloss (a cherry pink tint)
Cocoa Sugar Shimmer Lip Gloss (a medium pinky brown)

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MAC Baroque Boudoir Collection for Holiday / Winter 2009 – Product Information, Prices & Photos

The New MAC Baroque Boudoir Collection for Holiday/Winter  will be launched in the U.S. on 25 November 2009 so be careful on how are you going to spend your money because MAC has prepared for us another two collections that will be both launched in the U.S. stores on 26 December 2009. I’m talking about the MAC Love Lace Collection and MAC Warm & Cozy Winter Collection. So looks like we will be spending a lot of time at MAC stores during the Holiday season because MAC really wants to keep us in the stores shopping for Christmas presents for friends, family and why not for ourselves.

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Decadent, luxurious… Liaisons get even more Dangereuse! The vintage look of the Baroque Boudoir has inspired our special, limited edition cache of high-style collectibles for lips and face, in silverized and silk-screened packaging containing favourite bring-back luxe formulas. First, Lipstick and Lip Gloss, each in three new shades of lustrous seduction, followed with Sheer Mystery Powder in Light Medium and Medium Plus, the last word in silky finish, divinely dressed in a ravishing round compact, etched like the fine filigree of a French baroque settee. Of course, our new Boudoir Clutch will be instantly treasured. Sate your taste for something modern, yet ornate.

  • Baroque Boudoir Lipstick ($22.00 U.S. / $26.00 CDN)

Prive Creamy light blue pink (Cream) (Limited Edition)
Treasured Creamy warm nude beige (Cream) (Limited Edition)
Baroque Boudoir Creamy dark plum (Cream) (Limited Edition)

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