Saturday, February 28, 2009

Product Review: Clinique 7-Day Scrub Cream

Reviewer: Suziesaurus

Brand: Clinique
Name: 7-Day Scrub Cream
Size: 100 ml
Price: $22 CAD

I stopped using exfolianting products because I found that they were actually causing some damage to my skin because my skin is so sensitive, but I received this 7-day scrub during a recent Clinique bonus, so I figured I’d try it.

From their website: "Nudges away roughness, flakiness to refine skin. Helps lessen the appearance of fine lines. Clears the way for moisture. Suitable for all skin types."

To Purr About:
- leaves my skin feeling SUPER soft

Claws Out:
- can be a bit harsh for super sensitive skin
- adds an additional step to the face cleansing/cleaning regime

Final Comments:
I ended up limiting the use of this product about once a week instead of daily since my skin is so sensitive. The result was that my skin was super soft. I was really impressed by the intense softness when I touched my skin after each use of this product.

Again, like other exfoliating face cleansers I had to really limit my use of it as my skin seemed to react badly if I used for days in a row, but overall I was impressed by how nice it made my skin feel and am definitely going to continue using it in the future.

Rating (out of 5):

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Friday, February 27, 2009

Product Review: Beau Bain Luxurious Moisturizing Bath Bomb

Reviewer: Suziesaurus

Brand: Beau Bain
Name: Luxurious Moisturizing Bath Bomb
Size: 200 g
Price: $8 USD

Scent Tried: White Tea and Ginger

I have very sensitive skin and in the quest for a product to soothe my skin I have decided to try a bath bomb for the very first time. I have read many sources that have mentioned that bathing is much better for sensitive skin than showering. I’m not sure the logic behind this – but I’ll try anything once.

From Beau Bain’s website: "A soothing white tea scent with warm, intimate notes of white pepper and Artemisia creates moments of relaxation and well-being for both body and mind. This warm and nurturing scent pairs the sweet, mild fragrance of white tea with a vibrant ginger, slight notes of sandalwood and then seasoned with nutmeg and creamy musk in this unexpected combination of ingredients including skin softening shea butter."

To Purr About:
- available for sale ‘a la carte’
- beautifully packaged without being over packaged
- sweet and soothing scent
- scent is not overpowering
- skin felt moisturized during and after bath

Claws Out:
- none really, except that I have to clean the tub before bathing

Final Comments:
I couldn’t wait to try this product. I decided that the end of the weekend was a perfect opportunity to try it since I wasn’t too tired from a long day at work to clean the tub before bathing.

Watching the bath bomb fizz was lots of fun and the bathroom was quickly filled with the sweet and subtle scent. I was happy that the scent wasn’t overpowering and had a rich and deep character about it.

I lazed around in the tub relaxing and enjoying the scent and my skin felt amazing – very moisturized. Even hours after I got out of the tub my skin was nice and silky smooth and smelled wonderful.

I think this will now be a weekend tradition of mine to soak in the tub.

Rating (out of 5):

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Product Review: Head & Shoulders Restoring Shine Conditioner

Reviewer: Cinnamon Kitten

Brand: Head & Shoulders
Name: Restoring Shine Conditioner
Size: 400 ml
Price: n/a

This winter has been horrible to my hair, and in particular, my scalp. I've always grown up with no hair problems at all, but the last few years, I've definitely noticed a change in my scalp. Unfortunately, the super dry winter has caused a slight case of dandruff, which in my dark Asian hair, is noticeable even when it's very minor.

I love that Head & Shoulders has been so innovative in recent years and that they're constantly coming out with new shampoos and conditioners to add to their product line.

I recently tried the Restoring Shine Conditioner, which is "infused with natural extracts, gently purifies scalp and hair to provide a natural shine while leaving hair visibly flake free. Gentle and pH balanced."

To Purr About:
- lovely, light scent, reminds me of green apple
- leaves my hair very soft and shiny
- rinses cleanly and easily out of my hair

Claws Out:
- none really

Final Comments:
I love the smell of this shampoo - it's light and fresh. And with regular use, I definitely notice less flakes and my scalp isn't as itchy. Although it leaves my hair soft, I still don't think it's as conditioned as my regular shampoo, but this is definitely something I would grab whenever I start noticing those flakes!

Rating (out of 5):

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

NEW Product: John Varvatos Artisan

Brand:John Varvatos
Name: Artisan
Size & Price:
- Eau de Toilette: 125 ml / 4.2 fl oz, approx. $75 USD
- Eau de Toilette: 75 ml / 2.5 fl oz, approx. $55 USD
- Deodorant Stick: 75 g / 2.6 oz, approx. $22 USD

John Varvatos Artisan will be launched in March 2009 as the latest addition to the designer's fragrance collection.

The ARTISAN bottle was inspired by the clean lines and casual elegance of a traditional flask. Hand-woven rattan in a caramel color encases the flask, giving each bottle its own eclectic character. The metal cap with an antique blackened finish features a debossed logo. This is definitely a bottle that men wouldn't mind having around!

"A masculine, contemporary and very personal take on the citrus theme, John Varvatos Artisan represents a merging of the classical citrus and herbal tonalities used in a traditional Eau de Cologne."

Top Notes: Sicilian clementines, juicy tangelo fruit, mandarin oranges, wild thyme, marjoram from Spain and Greek lavandin
Heart Notes: North African orange tree blossoms, Indian murraya, essence of orange jasmine tree and ginger extracts
Background: Kephalis and Georgywood, ambery belambre and musky serenolide

image: press kit

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Shiseido Bonus Time at Sears

Canadians - It's Shiseido Bonus Time!

Retailer: Sears
Minimum amount you need to spend: $43.00 CAD (before taxes)
Duration: Feb. 18 - Mar. 1, 2009

What You Get:
- Benefiance Creamy Cleansing Emulsion, 30 ml
- Benefiance Balancing Softener, 30 ml
- Bio-Performance Advanced Super Revitalizer, 7 ml
- Bio-Performance Super Refining Essence, 4 ml
- The Makeup Shimmering Stick, 2.5 g
- signature Shiseido pouch

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Product Review: Lise Watier Complexion Enhancer

Reviewer: Suziesaurus

Brand: Lise Watier
Name: Complexion Enhancer
Size: 30 mlPrice: n/a

"An incomparable glow enhancer, this hydrating formula illuminates the complexion for an immediate "fresh from outdoors" look. Its velvety soft texture revives tired-looking skin."

To Purr About:
- convenient pump dispenser
- helps even out skin tone
- can add a slight tanned complexion to the skin if you have a fair complexion
- smooth texture

Claws Out:
- not too fond of the smell
- can leave streaks if you’re not careful applying
- wasn’t moisturizing and left my skin a bit dry

Final Comments:
I am a huge fan of Lise Watier’s lipsticks, so I’m always on the lookout for new products in their line that will work for me. Since I figured it’d be very nice to be able to use a product on my off days when I want to just hang out & bum around without much makeup on I figured I’d give this Complexion Enhancer a try.

The first thing I noticed when I applied this product was the smell – it’s quite pungent (at least to me). I don’t think it’s strong enough that others would notice, but I’m not a fan of it.

The product definitely evened out my skin tone making it look nicer overall by giving me a bit of a tanned glow, but the same could be achieved with a liquid foundation.

Rating (out of 5):

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Product Review: Kiss My Face Sheer Organic Shimmer

Reviewer: Cinnamon Kitten

Brand: Kiss My Face
Name: Sheer Organic Shimmer
Size: 0.08 oz / 2.4 g
Price: $4.95 USD

Shade Tried: Ruby

Kiss My Face’s SOS Sheer Organic Shimmers is a mineral based, 91% organic and 100% natural lip product that offers "sheer tint, silky shine and luscious Vanilla Mint flavor while conditioning and moisturizing lips with Beeswax, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter and Vitamin E."

Available in 6 shades:
- Garnet: warm berry
- Amethyst: blend of mauve and lilac
- Topaz: bronze with a hint of pink
- Ruby: subtle medium pink
- Opal: soft lilac
- Pearl: pale pink

To Purr About:
- light, sheer colour doesn't really add too much colour, but it makes my own natural lip colour much more intense
- moisturizing enough to make my lips feel better

Claws Out:
- isn't as moisturizing as I need during the winter months
- after a week of use, the "dial" on my lip balm broke, so I can't retract, which is making things a little messy

Final Comments:
I love that this product adds just the best hint of colour to my lips. My lips look naturally flushed, which is pretty. The only drawback is that it isn't a heavy-duty moisturizer and doesn't have a glossy look.

Rating (out of 5):

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

NEW Product Line: NARS Spring 2009 Collection

NARS has recently revealed its Spring 2009 Collection and the colours are lovely - very feminine, with lots of pink and shimmer and glowing complextion - perfect to awaken everyone from the cold, stark winter!

"My inspiration for spring was a very sexy woman," explains François Nars, Founder
and Creative Director of NARS Cosmetics. "I wanted a bit of a ‘70s feeling,
somewhere between Guy Bourdin and Chris Von Wangenheim’s photographs—
aggressive, but very sensual and fragile at the same time."

The collection is available on starting February 2009.

Blush Duo, $37 USD
Made with smooth, superfine micronized powders for supreme blendability, and infused with radiance reflecting pigments. Plus a bit of glitter, or as Nars calls it, "jewelry for the face." The double compact opens to reveal 1 highlighting and 1 sculpting shade, allowing you to literally shape your desired look.
- Hungry Heart: iridescent gold ivory and pink sand with golden sheen

Duo Concealer, $30 USD
The Duo Concealer palette features 2 complementary shades. "The lighter shade
brings brightness to the eyes," says Nars, "while the darker one can be used to
blend directly with skin tone." The synthetic fragrance-free formula includes
ingredients like turmeric root extract and a vitamin C derivative that helps boost
radiance and brightness, and even out skin tone. Creamy and completely crease-resistant, the Duo Concealer is lightweight but still able to provide smooth, opaque coverage to eradicate skin redness, imperfections, and under-eye shadows.
- Vanilla/Honey: fair complexions
- Custard/Ginger: light to medium complexions
- Praline/Toffee: medium to dark complexions

Duo Eyeshadow, $32 USD
To celebrate spring’s delicate femininity, NARS introduces 2 new shimmery and frosty hued Duo Eyeshadows to the collection.
- Egea: frosted sage and smoky lilac
- Hula Hula: strawberry with gold particles and hazelnut with gold glitter particles

Single Eyeshadow, $22 USD
3 new Single Eyeshadows provide all the color combinations necessary to complete your makeup look. Go for a subtle, natural look with shades of pink and gold or a touch of sophistication with a sweep of the matte dusty red hue.
- Baby Girl: cotton candy with golden undertones and gold particles
- Grenadines: matte garnet
- Night Sun: bright marigold with gold particles

Multiple Duo, $45 USD
This 2-in-1 convenience pairs the complementary colors of Orgasm and South Beach of the versatile, multi-purpose cult favorite for eyes, lips and cheeks.
- Orgasm/South Beach: peachy pink and apricot with shimmer

Multiple Bronzer, $37 USD
NARS extends its Multiple Bronzer shade range with this new hue. Rich in antioxidants, this bronzing stick is formulated to strengthen, support and repair the skin while creating an all-over warmth and contour for the entire face.
- Cap Vert: medium to dark complexions with red undertones

Lip Gloss, $24 USD
Drench lips with this new sheer and shiny shade to echo the delicate and fresh feel of the season.
- Sweet Revenge: sheer pink grapefruit

Lipstick, $24 USD
This new sheer jewel tone adds a pop of color, for juicy berry-stained lips. The creamy formula glides on smoothly and leaves a hint of sexy shine.
- Shrinagar: metallic raspberry

image: press kit

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Product Review: Lise Watier Caresse Précieuse Diamant

Reviewer: Suziesaurus

Brand: Lise Watier
Name: Caresse Précieuse Diamant
Size: 2.5 g / 0.09 oz
Price: $25 CAD

Colour Tried: Silvery Shimmering Gel

"This unique creamy gel melts into the skin leaving silver sparkles on the cheekbones, décolleté, shoulders, etc. Divine on light or dark skin!"

To Purr About:
- cute glitzy looking packaging with easy magnetic closure
- lightweight compact comes with convenient mirror
- perfect for that night on the town or that special occasion
- not heavy or sticky

Claws Out:
- doesn’t come with application tool
- sparkles end up everywhere

Final Comments:
I used to be obsessed with glittery products back in the day, but since I’ve gotten older I usually stay away from them. However, special occasions do call for special products, right?

This product was fun to use. Sparkly, shimmery and light to use. It’s definitely great for the holidays or special events. However I would never use it on a normal basis as you end up with sparkles everywhere.

Rating (out of 5):

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Product Review: Softlips Pure Honeydew

Reviewer: Cinnamon Kitten

Brand: Softlips
Name: Pure Honeydew
Size: 0.07 oz / 2 goz
Price: n/a

"Softlips Pure honeydew is certified organic and 100% natural. The premium, organic ingredients provide a silky-smooth, eco-friendly lip conditioner for softer, healthier lips."

- a blend of organic oils, beeswax and shea butter
- vitamin E and mineral-rich cucumber extract
- 100% natural honeydew flavour
- free of pesticides, harsh chemicals and parabens
- gluten-free
- cruelty-free
- certified organic by VOF

To Purr About:
- I love the scnet of honeydew, and this product has a realistic honeydew scent
- very moisturizing
- leaves a light glossy sheen on my lips
- doesn't irritate my lips at all

Claws Out:
- doesn't last very long on my lips

Final Comments:
I was really excited to try this lip balm. I have always liked the Softlips brand, and I love the sleek look of their lip balms, so when they came out with a honeydew scent, and one that is so natural, I had high hopes. This lip balm delivers all the moisturizing that I've come to expect from Softlips, plus a realistic honeydew scent. Great lip balm, all round.

Rating (out of 5):

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Estee Lauder Bonus Time at Holt Renfrew

Canadians - It's Estee Lauder Bonus Time!

Retailer: Holt Renfrew
Minimum amount you need to spend: $55.00 CAD (before taxes)
Duration: Feb. 4-22, 2009

What You Get:
- Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lifting Cream, 14-day supply
- Re-Nutriv Intensive Softening Lotion, 50 ml
- Estee Lauder Signature Hydra Lustre Lipstick in Woodland Berry
- a gold-fluted Eyeshadow/Blush compact featuring 6 Pure Colour EyeShadows (the Sand Quad shades complimented with Cinnamon and Honey Drop)
- Estee Lauder Signature Silky Powder Blush in Nude Rose
- Estee Lauder Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara in Black
- exclusive tote and cosmetics bag

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

NEW Product Line: MAC Hello Kitty

"The icon adored by millions around the world is causing a commotion with our special, limited-edition collection of colour, finishes, glitter and shine, and a fanciful range of exclusive, It-Kitty accessories: the season's most sought-after collectibles!" (description from MAC site)

I'm heading straight to the MAC counter tomorrow to pick at least one item from this amazing collection. The only problem will be keeping myself from spending a fortune on the super-cute accessories and makeup!

The MAC Hello Kitty collection is actually broken up into 2 sub-collections (Mild and Wild) but I've combined both collections here to make it easier to list.

Hello Kitty Eye Shadow x 4, $46.00 CAD
Four eye shadows, including 3 new limited edition shades - in a shiny black Hello Kitty compact featuring her iconic image with pink bow on the front. Limited edition.
- Lucky Tom
- Too Dolly

Pigment, 7.5 g / 0.26 us oz, $23.50 CAD
Pigment is a highly concentrated loose colour powder that contains ingredients to help it adhere to the skin. Use to create a subtle wash of colour or an intense effect. Pigment does not streak or cake, is easy to blend and long-lasting.
- Deep Blue Green (pearl): rich, deep bluish green
- Milk (frost): frosty pale silvery pink

Glitter Eye Liner, $20.00 CAD
A glitter liner that goes on fluidly, evenly to sparkle the eyes with micro-fine glitter.
- Girl Groove: clear/white teal reflects and multi-dimensional pearl
- Kitty Power: pink with multi-dimensional glitter
- Glitterpuss: orangey bronze with multi-dimensional glitter
- Her Glitz: blackened gold with multi-dimensional pearl

Hello Kitty Lash, $14.00 CAD
Exclusively created for the Hello Kitty collection, a half-lash with criss-cross overlapping effect on the outer corner. Provides the look of big, wide "kitten eyes." Limited edition.

Lipstick, 3 g / 0.1 us oz, $16.50 CAD
Limited edition Hello Kitty Lipstick featuring shiny black casing with Hello Kitty figure on a pop art pattern background. Cap features the logos of both MAC and Hello Kitty in this collection’s signature pink.
- Fresh Brew (lustre): creamed coffee
- Big Bow (glaze): sheer bright intense blue pink
- Cute-Ster (lustre): sheer peachy pink with pearl
- Most Popular (lustre): sheer deep berry
- Strayin' (frost): frosty mid-tone mint
- Fashion Mews (glaze): sheer pale lavender

Lipglass, 4.8 g / 0.17 oz, $16.50 CAD
Limited edition Hello Kitty Lipglass featuring a shiny black cap with Hello Kitty figure on a pop art pattern background. The vial features the logos of both MAC and Hello Kitty in this collection’s signature pink.
- Sweet Strawberry: sheery berry with blue pearl
- Nice to be Nice: sheer bright intense orange with pearl
- Mimmy: light creamy pink with pink and gold pearl
- Fast Friends: sheer bright intense purple with pearl
- She Loves Candy: pale blue pink with gold pearl
- Nice Kitty: sheer neon pink with blue pearl

Tinted Lip Conditioner, 15 ml / 0.5 us fl oz, $17.50 CAD
Limited edition Hello Kitty Tinted Lip Conditioner featuring a shiny black cap with the Hello Kitty figure on a pop-art pattern background.
- Popster: lively coral pink
- Pink Fish: soft neutral pink

Beauty Powder Blush, 10 g / 0.35 us oz, $22.00 CAD
A limited edition Beauty Powder Blush in a shiny black window-style compact. Features both MAC and Hello Kitty logos in pink.
- Fun & Games: soft orange peach
- Tippy: mid-tone blue pink

Beauty Powder, 10 g / 0.35 us oz, $22.00 CAD
A limited edition Beauty Powder in a shiny black compact featuring the logos of both MAC and Hello Kitty.
- Tahitian Sand: soft coral peach
- Pretty Baby: soft sunny pink with gold

Glitter, 7.5 g / 0.26 us oz, $23.50 CAD
MAC Glitter can be applied directly to the skin or combined with products to create high-level glitter and sparkle effects on all areas of the face, skin and hair.
- Reflects Very Pink (frost): sparkling fuchsia pink
- Reflects Blue (frost): sparkling blue

Nail Lacquer, 10 ml / 0.34 us oz, $13.00 CAD
Limited edition shades of Nail Lacquer in a bottle featuring Hello Kitty and MAC and Hello Kitty logos.
- Vestral White (cream): creamy white
- On the Prowl (cream): light creamy grey
- Something About Pink (cream): blue pink fuchsia


Monday, February 09, 2009

Product Review: eos Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream

Reviewer: Cinnamon Kitten

Brand: eos
Name: Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream
Size: n/a
Price: $4.99 USD

Scent Tried: Vanilla Bliss

I've always used the typical drug-store shave creams, so I had never given a thought to trying something different in that aspect of my beauty routine. I wish I had given it more thought sooner!

Eos (the Evolution Of Smooth) offers an moisturizing cream that "shaves closer and leaves your skin smooth long after you shave."

- so moisturizing, you can shave wet or dry
- non-foaming cream enriched with natural aloe, oat, and shea butter soothes while boosting skin's moisture level
- Antioxidant vitamins E & C help skin look radiantly healthy
- comes in a soft-touch recyclable bottle that won't leave a rust ring in your tub.

Comes in some great scents, which is a great departure than the ones I've been used to:
- pomegranate raspberry
- lavender jasmine
- island blue
- cucumber melon
- vanilla bliss
- sensitive - fragrance free

To Purr About:
- the cream comes out thick and smoothes onto legs easily
- left my legs moisturized after shaving, not drying at all
- lovely smell
- I absolutely adore the rubbery, non-slip packaging - because there's no metal parts, it doesn't leave that rusty ring all normal cans do! Plus it's easy to grip in the shower

Claws Out:
- none really

Final Comments:
I love the thick, moisturizing shaving cream and the I love even more the amazing rubber packaging. I've been looking for something like this forever! Something that doesn't leave that ugly rust-ring on my shower shelf. The cream is nice and thick and leaves my legs soft after shaving.

Rating (out of 5):

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Sunday, February 08, 2009

Oh, I Can't Wait!

I went over to the MAC site to check out their new collections and look what popped up on the screen!

A Hello Kitty MAC collection? Oh, who's going to be able to resist this??? It's going to debut in mid-February, so I'll be sure to post details as soon as I get more details!

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Clinique Bonus Time at The Bay

Canadians - It's Clinique Bonus Time! (Thank goodness, as I totally need an eye cream!)

Retailer: The Bay
Minimum amount you need to spend: $26.50 CAD (before taxes)
Duration: Feb. 4-22, 2009

You get your choice of two different Gifts!

Air Kiss includes: (pictured on the left)
- Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion, 30 ml
- Different Lipstick in Raspberry Glace, 4 g
- Lash Doubling Mascara in Black, 4 g
- Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 in Air Kiss, 2.3 ml
7-Day Scrub Cream Rinse-Off Formula, 50 ml
- Fresh Bloom Allover Colour in Peony with promo Blush Brush, 1.8 g
- cosmetics bag

Black Honey includes: (pictured on the right)
- Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion, 30 ml
- Almost Lipstick in Black Honey, 1.4 g
- Lash Doubling Mascara in Black, 4 g
- Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 in Bonfire, 2.3 ml
7-Day Scrub Cream Rinse-Off Formula, 50 ml
- Fresh Bloom Allover Colour in Almond Blossom with promo Blush Brush, 1.8 g
- cosmetics bag

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Product Review: Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Optimism Bright Blossoms Body Lotion

Reviewer: Cinnamon Kitten

Brand: Bath & Body Works
Name: Aromatherapy Optimism Bright Blossoms Body Lotion
Size: 6.5 fl oz
Price: $13 CAD

Part of Bath & Body Work's new line, Aromatherapy Optimism, their body lotion promises to keep skin soft and moisturized while a blend of Jasmine, Tuberose and Mate uplifts your spirit.

To Purr About:
- amazingly light, almost citrus smell, that's wonderful
- lotion is light and absorbs quickly
- left my skin moisturized and soft
- the fragrance lingers and lasts quite a long time

Claws Out:
- the lotion isn't super-moisturizing enough for a Candian winter, but is probably good for other climates or the spring & summertime

Final Comments:
The lotion is satisfactory and does absorb quickly and leaves skin moisturized, but for me, what makes this lotion great is the smell. It's wonderful - light, citrusy and I can't stop smelling my arm whenever I use this lotion because I really like the smell. Perhaps it's the aromatherapy at work, but I do love the smell and it makes me feel good.

Rating (out of 5):

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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

NEW Product Line: Lise Watier Savanna Dream

"...inspired by the untamed nature of the African plains, Savanna Dream is a palette of neutral, contemporary colours...features shades of ivory, faded khaki and amber taupe, complemented by delicate pinks and blushing peaches."

With fun, animal-print packaging, this collection helps create a healthy glowing complexion and a soft, refined look.

Savanna Dream Quartet, $35 CAD
A foursome of artfully combined shades to emphasize eyes with a natural, sophisticated look. Nestled in a zebra-striped compact, the season's colours are soft, light and sheer. With a silky, easy-to-apply texture, these eyeshadows are gentle and free of preservatives. The quartet is composed of a light, neutral beige, a satiny taupe, a delicately pearlized pink and a soft, pearly khaki. Limited Edition.

Savanna Dream Duos, $24 CAD
Another new product this season. Inspired by wildlife camouflage patterns, the multi-coloured powders are baked in ceramic to guarantee a fine, lightweight and richly pigmented texture. Limited Edition.
Available in 2 versions:
- Sunny Bronze: a mix of pearly peach, luminous white and golden brown
- Golden Khaki: a soft lime, ivory and smoky khaki

Satellite Radiance Bronzing Powder, $29 CAD
A new interpretation of a classic. A mosaic of 5 pressed bronzing powders that are ideal between seasons or for medium skin tones. Formulated with ultra-fine reflective pigments, this brushes on easily and quickly for a healthy, sunless glow.

, $18 CAD
Two luscious new shades are added to the Rouges Gourmand collection.
- Cranapple: pink with the faintest hint of blue - easy to wear and go-everywhere
- Soft Cherry: orangey-red with a touch of subtle bronze hints.

Wow Savanna Dream Gloss, $18 CAD
A sparkling, coppery gloss that can be worn alone or over your favourite red. Sheathed in a black and gold zebra-stribed tube, it's the season's most exotic accessory for lips. Limited edition.

Soft Pink Waterproof Lipliner, $15 CAD
A lipliner that goes beautifully with every pink shade of Lise Watier lipstick. Without a hint of orange or blue, this soft pink defines lip contours and blends flawlessly with your chosen colour.

images: press kit

Monday, February 02, 2009

NEW Product Line: Herbal Essences Hydralicious Shampoos & Conditioners

Herbal Essences introduces a new collection called Hydralicious that features 3 new shampoos and 3 new conditioners. The shampoos have hydrating "swirls" that are actually 2 different formulas that combine to moisturize and bring out the best in your hair: clear swirls clean and opaque swirls leave hair conditioned and soft.

Hydralicious Featherweight
Created for hair that needs body, as well as hydration. The shampoo includes a conditioning polymer called a coacervate forming polymer which acts like a butterfly net to provide coverage on the hair to leave it hydrated but not weighed down. Scented with a fusion of water lily nectar and passion fruit.

Hydralicious Self-Targeting
Scented with a lovely fusion of red vanilla and whipped aloe, this product is formulated with a Liquid Crystal polmer, which targets and adheres to drier hair surfaces. By giving extra conditioning to areas in need, like dry ends, hair is left hydrated, smooth and shiny.

Hydralicious Reconditioning
Created for dry, damaged, frizzy hair that needs extra conditioning. It combines the technology of a coacervate forming polymer and Liquid Crystal polymer to provide protection against key sources of dehydration such as colouring and heat damage. Scented with shea leaf and Hawaiian sea silk.

Available at retailers across Canada, these shampoos and conditioners sell for approximately $3.99 for a 300 mL shampoo and approximately $3.99 for a 300 mL conditioner.

images: press kit

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Product Review: Anastasia Brow Enhancing Serum

Reviewer: Suziesaurus

Brand: Anastasia
Name: Brow Enhancing Serum
Size: 4.80 g
Price: approx. $35 CAD

After trying Anastasia’s Eye Light Shimmer I loved it so much made it part of my daily make-up routine.

Anastasia’s Brown Enhancing Serum is "designed to condition, repair, and restore the eyebrows."

To Purr About:
- colorless and odorless
- not greasy
- easy to apply
- can`t tell that it`s there
- saw a little brow enhancement over a prolonged period of use

Claws Out:
- doesn’t seem to promote brow growth where there isn’t any

Final Comments:
I applied this product twice a day for about a month, but it’s hard for me to determine if it’s working well of it it’s just my mind playing tricks on me. It’s great because you can’t tell that it’s there, so you can wear it during the day. And I do think I see some additional brow growth and some brow enhancement. Unfortunately I’m not seeing the additional brow growth where I’d like to see it, which is where there is no growth presently.

Rating (out of 5):

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