Beauty Bits & Bobs
- Trader Joe’s Shells With Brie and Asparagus
OMGZ! So delish! And easy to make! Whenever I make this from scratch I find the Asparagus comes across bitter but Trader Joe gets it down pat plus it takes all of 4 minutes to heat up in my microwave! Nom!
- Figaro Ceng’s Hair in Devil Beside You
Go youTube up Devil Beside You and behold Figaro Ceng’s hair. It’s the epic, stuff of legends! I’m obsessed with it. I need to know how much gel was used here…anyone know? I mean Mike’s hair was legendary but than Figaro steals the entire drama with hair so big it could compete with the world’s largest building.
- Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Camellia
Loves it! Refreshing green tea! The perfect Summer fragrance!
When the going is good you might as well milk that cash cow.
The Biebs recently collaborated with Nicole by OPI to release several shades of nail polish. I admit I laughed at this release but than I remembered I’d have probably purchased it 20 years ago if New Kids on the Block were pimpin’ it…sigh…the embarrassing trails of youth.
Hangin’ tough yo!
Never say Justin Bieber doesn’t have a master plan to take over the beauty world as we know it because he’ll be cashing in on a new fragrance soon.
The biggest highlight of my blogging life was when I made it into the Etude House Newsletter. Since the newsletter is released in Korea only at Etude House Boutiques I was floored that my blog had made it so far across the world.
Earlier this year I was happy to share with you that I was in the New York Times and today I’m a bit giddy to have been quoted in the New York Post on Jennifer Aniston’s new fragrance. It’s not really a big deal, just a sentence or two but I consider it a huge compliment to appear in print in a popular newspaper particularly ones like the Times and the Post.
If you have the paper you can flip to page 37 for the article or you can read it online at www.nypost.com
Now that we are finally seeing BB Creams on our shores I thought I’d take a second to answer the question, What’s the difference between Tinted Moisturizer and BB Creams?
I already see alot of questions rising up about how BB Creams are the same as Tinted Moisturizers or questions about the differences between the two….I want to emphasis that BB Creams and Tinted Moisturizers are too vastly different products. The concept is somewhat the same but the ingredients and performance of the two products are very different. Although I will say so far the US releases I’ve played with from Dr. Jart are quite disappointing and do indeed act more as a Tinted Moisturizer than a BB Cream.
BB Cream stands for Blemish Balm Cream. The product was originally created by Germany dermatologists to help patients who had gone through laser skin surgery. The product was meant to soothe and regenerate the skin tissue.
The craze was born in Korea (most BB Creams and the best performing ones in my opinion are from various Korean Brands) when famous actresses started wearing the cream on their faces. The product slowly started branching out from Korea to Japan, China, Singapore, and other parts of Asia thus creating a very hot trend.
Most BB Creams are created in one shade but some are created in two and if you’re lucky some even go so far as to offer three or four shades such as Missha. It’s rare though that more than one shade is created. I’ve heard alot of ranting about this but you do have to remember that BB Creams originated in Asia where there is one dominate skin tone…
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Boscia brings the first black nose strips to the US with their new Boscia Pore Purifying Black Strips.
Nose strips aren’t a common pick up in the prestigious cosmetic world and are most commonly associated with Biore here in the US however charcoal strips or black strips are very common in the Asian market. Various brands produce nose strips including Shiseido in Asia.
We are sorely lacking…
But thanks to Boscia we now have a new way to attack those pesky blackheads!