I’m switching my skincare cabinet around (yes, I haz cabinet for my skincare) so that all my exfoliaters play a prominent, Oscar Winning Role, front and center. Because it might feel like Summer in this city today (weather has been abnormally warm) but it gets cold in the evening and early morning which results in devastatingly dry skin.
I’ve been testing out the Balm Time Balm Kiwi Facial Scrub to see if it’ll make the cut as a keeper.
Let’s have a lookiee!
Happy Holidays nail girls!
Essie introduced their new Luxeffects for Holiday 2011 to make your nails all sparkly and festive.
These dazzling, multi-dimensional top coats give nails a brilliant, sparkling finish to your nails or wear them alone for a natural nail look with a bit of sparkle!
The genius behind Luxeffects is that it lays evenly over nail color and features 4 to 5 different sized flakes or pearl shapes which offers depth and dimension for a stunning effect.
- As Gold As It Gets (glided lame sparkles)
- Shine of the Times (scintillating opalescence)
- A Cut Above (shattered pink diamond glitz)
- Pure Pearlfection (decadent iridescence)
- Set in Stones (disco mirror ball chaos)
The Essie Luxeffects Collection will be available December 2011.
Scrub, scrub, scrub…
My skin needs a good scrub to ease the dullness, rid myself of dryness and flakes, plus I don’t want to worry about the scrub I use drying my skin out further because girl, you know these exfoliators are the work of the devil. I used to be a hardcore Philosophy Microdelivery fan but I swear it was making things worst instead of better.
Moral of the story, exfoliators are great but sometimes they make dry skin even drier.
I’ve been playing around with a few scrubs lately and at the moment Clarins One Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser is on my radar so let’s talk about it together?
British brand, Nip and Fab, has recently launched at Target. The line is actually created by Maria Hatzistefanis the found of Rodial. Rodial being rather expensive it’s nice to know there’s a budget friendly option available out there by the same folks who brought it to us eh? Think of Nip and Fab as the new Soap & Glory peeps as it has some fabulous little products that will not only conceal your dark circles but give your tummy a much needed pick me up!
Some products that caught my eye were the Eye Fix which is a concealer that reduces puffiness plus their Sheer Make-Up Fix which sounds like a low calorie BB Cream.
Maria’s actually live on Twitter today (12:00 PM EST) if you want to ask her questions about the brand, the products, or even ask her suggestions about common beauty problems like dreaded puffy eyes!
Tweet her at @NipandFab using hashtags #NipandFabinTarget and #TargetChat to get replies to your questions!
P.S. Have you tried Nip & Fab?
Oh it is so brisk outside this morning. Did ya hear we had a little snow over the weekend? Listen 8 inches of snow in October is absurd in New York just so you know.
Who pissed off Mother Nature?
As I brace for the weather to get even colder I’m starting to rotate my lotions and potions. My gel moisturizers that I love for Summer wearin’ are heading to the back of my stash and I’m starting to haul out the big guns like Badger Balm Evolving Body Care Massage Oil because my dry skin needs all the help it can possibly get.
I also got a tube of Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant in the mail several weeks ago so I yanked it out to see if it needed to become apart of the “Muse’s Surivial Kit for Cold Winter Weather and the Defense Against the Undead”. No one wants dry skin while fighting off the undead dontcha know!