Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Great Beauty Buys

I must admit I'm a bit of a beauty product junkie, show me something with insanely cool packaging and a sassy name and I'm game! However, I do have a few staple products that I don’t know it I could live without. The best shampoo I have ever used is Aveda's Rosemary Mint, the mint has tonic properties and makes your hair feel and smell oh-so-clean, I love it!

I also love a great sun-kissed bod, L'Oreal makes the best self-tanner I've ever used (and I've tried a lot), it's tinted so you can see where it goes and dries quickly - a little self-tanner and some help from Benefits Glamazon cheek stain and Dallas blush has definitely helped me get through the rainy Southern winters.

My all-time favorite lip balm is Victoria's Secret Beauty Rush balm, it's smooth, not sticky and provides great but subtle shine, I use it constantly and at $6.50 you can't beat it! Whenever I want a little more glamour I swipe on MAC's Viva La Glam V, the pearly neutral pink compliments any and all skin tones, all my girlfriends have a tube (or three).

And finally, it took me FOREVER to find a facial scrub I really love, but Kiehl's Pineapple Papaya Scrub works wonders! You can even leave it on for a minute or two and the acid in the pineapple help to exfoliate skin. Plus the tiny pieces of pineapple and papaya give the scrub a light and delicious tropical scent.

But the best thing about all of my favorite products is that they're ALL under $30! I hope you try them - it will change your life, or at least your beauty routine.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

A Salute to Switzerland

I have been stumbling across some really cool stuff lately in a common theme: Switzerland! Here are some of the items I thought were fun and would make unique gifts. Did you know the Swiss are accredited with inventing cheese fondue? YUM! Who wouldn't have fun eating gooey cheese fondue from this gorgeous copper fondue set from William-Sonoma. I love the light charcoal color of the Vintage Swiss Army blanket and the clean lines of the red and white Swiss Flag espresso cups would give anyone an jolt of international energy. Jonathan Adler has some awesome wool 'Cross' pillows that you can customize by choosing from their ultra-modern selection of different colored wools.

Monday, February 11, 2008

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