Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Beauty Exclusives

For those who have read this blog more than once, you are probably well aware of my love of MAC. The one thing I love more than MAC is exclusive MAC!

Nordstrom have some kick-ass exclusives in their bi-annual Beauty Exclusives sale including red, green, yellow and blue pallets for eyes and lips(I'm a sucker for packaging).

Of course, if you aren’t addicted to MAC (hard to believe) and other brands are more your thing, never fear, over 100 beauty brands are participating this year. Chanel, Christian Dior, NARS, Shu Uemura, Bobbi Brown and La Prairie are among those on the list.

Here are my picks:

MAC Colour Forms Collection:

Lipstick in Pop Circle - US$14

5 Basic Brushes - US$49.50


‘Velvet Matte’ Lip Pencil & Sharpener Set (3x pencils) US$45


Crème de Corps Deluxe Size 33oz (almost 1 litre) US$70

If you’re in the US and don’t feel like pulling hair and clawing your way to the beauty counter on July 18, get yourself online and pre-order quick!

For those of us unlucky folk outside of the US who can’t pre-order with Nordstrom, always remember your faithful shipping service.

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

The Buzz on Mascara

First came the vibrating toothbrush, then the vibrating razor (which I am not game enough to try). Now, there is vibrating mascara. Probably not what I would have thought of next, but hey - I'm just a girl from the 'burbs...

So whats the deal? Well, Estee Lauder's TurboLash All Effects Motion Mascara (why cant they make the names shorter?!), moves at 125 micropulses per second and claims to give you super-freaking-awesome lashes. It is out one month from today and retails for US$30.

Lancome's Ôscillation moves at 7000 micro-oscillations per second (take that Estee Lauder super long named mascara) No word on price yet, but is due out in the US Fall & according the lovely ladies at Lancome, wont be seen in Australia for at least 6 months. Boo.

For a cheaper alternative, try Spinlash. It uses rubber brushes similar to Max Factor 'Masterpiece' mascara and rotates 360 degrees in both directions. It can be used with your own choice of mascara, by using the wand of your mascara to apply it to the Spinlash which seems a bit of a waste. I'd apply your regular mascara and then give it the once over with the Spinlash as you would a eyelash comb. Available online at only US$14.95

What do you think of the vibrating mascara phenomenon? Are you comfortable holding a spinning stick to your eye?