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the Balm Summer 2011

the Balm extends its whimsical blush options with a new shade and bronzer shade for sexy, flushed cheeks this Summer!

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Tarte Cosmetics 25% Off Coupon Code

Earth Day

Enjoy 25% Off your total purchase at tartecosmetics.com starting today and ending on April 25th by using promo code EARTHDAY2011.

Happy Haulin’!

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Dr. Jart Premium Beauty Balm BB Cream Review & Swatches

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Korea is the birth place to the BB Cream but within the last year or two the trend has branched out to various Asian countries with brands featuring their own version of the BB Cream.

I’ve been using BB Creams for about three or four years now. They are my foundation of choice as they do wonders for dullness and dry skin in my opinion.

Up until now BB Creams have not been available within the US and brands such as Estee Lauder and MAC who all have released a BB Cream in some shape or form in Asia have not extended the same friendlessness to the western market. It’s understandable they haven’t released the product here since many of these BB Creams offer whitening and brightening options something that isn’t necessarily embraced by American women.

A true BB Cream offers an anti-aging formula, pigmentation that conceals and acts as a foundation, brightening or whitening benefits, and a high SPF, and has some sort of healing benefits for scarring. Supposedly the formula was created by dermatologists and prescribed to heal laser skin surgery patients as it contained soothing ingredients and had skin regeneration properties.

In my experience it hasn’t healed any problems areas and I honestly can’t say if it’s preventing or slowing the aging process but I do have my doubts about this. I will say I love the coverage, I love how lightweight it is yet pigmented, and I love how it instantly eases dullness and makes my skin look refreshed, awake, and gorgeous.

The exciting news is of course the fact that Dr. Jart has released two BB Creams to the US market that are available at Sephora. This is the first time that BB Creams have made their way to the western market officially and I have a feeling you’ll see alot more of them as the months go by.

I purchased Dr. Jart BB Beauty Balm which is one of two new BB Creams available at Sephora. I was very eager to compare it to the many Korea BB Creams I’ve tried and particularly to the Dr. Jart BB Creams from Korea that I have.

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Happy Earth Day from Stila: Stila Mother Nature and Plant a Tree Palettes

Stila Mother Nature and Plant a Tree Palettes Stila Earth Day Palettes 2011

Stila has two new special edition Earth Day Palettes that feature three shades of shadow.

The release is to celebrate Earth Day and help to remind us how we can reduce our carbon footprint even when it comes to makeup.

The palettes have an environmentally friendly refillable compact that can be refilled and reused to support waste reduction and the shadows included are produced locally, reducing gas emissions plus metal eye shadow pans are 100% recyclable.

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Maybelline The Bright Side Collection Summer 2011

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Maybelline The Bright Side Collection should be popping up at your local drugstore. This is one of the first Maybelline Summer 2011 Collections I’ve seen so far.

Let’s take a quick look!

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