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Love by Kim Kardashian

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

by Kori Ellis

Kim Kardashian is getting married soon, but she isn’t too busy to launch her latest limited edition fragrance — Love by Kim Kardashian. In fact, she’ll be wearing the fragrance on her wedding day.

Love by Kim Kardashian

The soft, feminine scent opens with top notes of sparkling red currant, pink freesia and star jasmine. A heart of French mimosa, rare Egyptian tuberose, and rose absolute orpur eases into a rich background of sensual musk, creamy sandalwood, and orris butter.

“I used to think falling in love was the most incredible feeling,” said Kardashian. “But now I see there’s nothing more special than the enduring beauty of building a life with your other half and watching your love grow, each and every day.”

The fragrance comes in an amazing platinum finish bottle encrusted with 450 hand-laid clear cut stones. Only 1,000 bottles were produced — Kim is keeping one for herself to wear on her wedding day and giving away 200 at her bridal shower. So that leaves only 799 left to share with fans. Each limited edition bottle is numbered and signed by Kim. Priced at $100, Love by Kim Kardashian is available at kardashianfragrance.com.

Love by Kim Kardashian

While Kim and her man, NBA player Kris Humprhies, are set to get married on August 20, 2011, you’ll be able to watch the wedding in a two part E! special in October. Kim’s Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event will be airing on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 10 at 9 p.m.

More celebrity fragrances

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Kori Ellis is an editor and writer based in San Antonio, TX, where she lives with her husband and three children. Kori has been published in dozens of magazines, newspapers and websites worldwide, writing about everything from fashion to fantasy sports.

My Life Blossom by Mary J Blige

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

by Kori Ellis

My Life Blossom by Mary J BligeOn August 13, 2011, Mary J Blige will be returning to HSN to launch her second fragrance — My Life Blossom ($55) . Following on the heels of her first fragrance, My Life by Mary J. Blige,

From now until the launch, consumers can also get in on the fun by visiting the Carol’s Daughter Facebook page and entering to win a prize package of some of Mary’s favorite things — the My Life Blossom fragrance, select Carol’s Daughter products, and a collection of MJB Albums. Lisa Price of Carol’s Daughter is MJB’s friend and business partner.

The fabulous floral fragrance leads with bright florals of Gardenia Petals, Mandarin, White Freesia and Orange Flower. A heart of Tuberose, Blooming Jasmine and Marigold emerges, leading a lingering base of sexy Sandalwood, Cashmere Wood warming Vanilla.

By purchasing My Life Blossom, you’ll also be contributing to a wonderful charity. For every My Life Blossom Eau de Parfum purchase, one dollar will be donated to FFAWN, The Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now, a charity formed by Mary J. Blige and marketing pioneer Steve Stoute to inspire women from all walks of life to gain the confidence and skills they need to reach their individual potential through scholarships, grants and programs.

More celebrity fragrances

Jennifer Lopez Love & Glamour
Britney Spears Radiance
Purr by Katy Perry

Kori Ellis is an editor and writer based in San Antonio, TX, where she lives with her husband and three children. Kori has been published in dozens of magazines, newspapers and websites worldwide, writing about everything from fashion to fantasy sports.

Beautify Yourself and The Planet This Earth Day

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

By: Erin Brady

Earth Day is tomorrow, and in case you haven’t been too kind to the planet, it’s not too late to start now!  Rejuvenate your spirit and help the planet by using products from brands that are committed to promoting natural beauty without compromising the beauty of the earth.  Packaged and housed in biodegradable, planet-friendly materials, these nourishing, naturally-formulated products from ONE, L’Occitane and Lavanila allow you to pamper your skin while saving the planet:

The earth-friendly way to shampoo…

ONE Solid Shampoo Bar ($6.99): An earth-friendly (and travel-smart) concentrated formula equivalent to three 8 oz. bottles of shampoo in one recyclable cardboard container—no plastic in sight.  With every shampoo, you can cut down on waste as you naturally nourish and cleanse. Available at: Target stores, Target.com, Walgreens.com.

Love your lips but don’t neglect the planet…

ONE Triple Play Shimmer Lipgloss Trio ($6.99): With two different flavors and gorgeous colors, wear your lipgloss alone or layered for customized beauty.   The glosses come in a planet-friendly aluminum tin with a bamboo brush for application.  Take it everywhere for a quick lip touch up. Available at: Target stores, Target.com, Walgreens.com.

The organic way to firm up…

L’OCCITANE Almond Tonic Body Oil ($38): This 100% natural and certified organic body oil effectively fights dry skin and improves skin’s natural tone with abundant amounts of almond oil (rich in omega-6) and cameline oil (rich in omega-3).  The oil also helps to stimulate micro-circulation and waste elimination.  L’Occitane’s work with Almond producers in Provence, France has essentially revived Almond production in the region. The production is sustainably managed and completely traceable and localized.  Available at L’Occitane boutiques nationwide.

Plant a tree and stay sun-protected…

LAVANILA LABORATORIES Healthy Sunscreen for Body SPF 30 ($38) and Healthy Lipscreen SPF 30 ($16): The NEW Healthy Sunscreen SPF 30 for Body and Healthy Lipscreen SPF 30 offer the ultimate in hydrating sun protection without any harmful parabens or synthetic fragrances. Added BONUS: Through their partnership with The Nature Conservancy, Lavanila plants one tree for every purchase made on Lavanila.com.

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Borrow Kate Hudson’s Beauty Routine

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

By: Erin Brady

Emily Giffin fans get excited, the highly addicting first book in her popular romantic series, Something Borrowed, hits theaters on May 6th!   You may or may not be familiar with the plot, but the cast is surely one you won’t want to miss.  Almay Brand Ambassador Kate Hudson plays the beautiful and vivacious Darcy, and Ginnifer Goodwin plays the seemingly good-girl, Rachel.  Darcy is that lead character you love to hate, living in New York City she has a close circle of friends, a gorgeous fiancé and enviable style (not to mention she’s a gorgeous blond).  With flawless makeup and effortlessly chic style, Darcy is a girl I wouldn’t mind borrowing from on occasion.  While you can’t borrow Darcy’s friends or her fiancé, you can borrow her gorgeous beauty looks with tips, how-to videos and products from Almay.  http://cdn.blogs.sheknows.com/articles.lovingyou.com/2011/04/images2.jpg

Almay wants to help consumers capture and recreate three of Kate’s beauty looks from the film.  Fans can choose from her day look, which features luminous skin with intensified eye color, her night look, which includes a sultry, smoky eye, and her gorgeous, pulled together professional look, which can be created in just 5-minutes.
Almay has partnered with renowned makeup artist Daniel Martin to create exclusive how-to videos for Almay’s Facebook page that give step-by-step instructions and expert tips and tricks on how to successfully ‘borrow’ Kate’s looks from the movie.  The videos will launch on April 18th, perfect timing to create a new spring beauty look.  Then, on May 2nd, Almay will have dedicated displays in drugstores with product recommendations for each look, as well as instructional pamphlets for easy application, so you can purchase the products to get the look for yourself.

Almay is also offering consumers the opportunity to enjoy a taste of Darcy’s lifestyle by giving one winner the ultimate beach weekend at the summertime hotspot where Darcy and her friends enjoy the summer — the Hamptons, New York.  The sweepstakes will be held starting May 2nd on Almay’s Facebook page.  Here’s to borrowing hot beauty looks from your favorite stars!

Kiss My Face Peace Holiday Collection

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

by Kori Ellis

Are you going green with your beauty routine? If you are searching for natural, organic body care products, one of our favorite lines is Kiss My Face.

Founded on a 200-acre organic farm in New York’s Hudson River Valley, Kiss My Face is operated out of a former feed store and converted barn. They offer everything from organic shampoo to organic foot cream to multipurpose makeup.

And unlike some companies, Kiss My Face is making strides toward making their entire business as green as possible. At the Kiss My Face main offices, 68% of the electric needs are being met by the power garnered from 268 solar panels. The panels are 92% efficient and the offset in energy usage equals 21.4 tons of coal, or 3,158 gallons of crude oil and 23.4 tons of CO2 greenhouse gases emitted per year. They have also recently eliminated their paper “how to” leaflets from their packaging.

Kiss My Face

For the holidays, check out their Peace Holiday Collection. Ten percent of the profits support Seeds of Peace.

Check out all the Kiss My Face products at kissmyface.com.

Check out more holiday beauty gifts…

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4 Lip shades to wear this holiday season
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Kori Ellis is an editor and writer based in San Antonio, TX, where she lives with her husband and three children. Kori has been published in dozens of magazines, newspapers and websites worldwide, writing about everything from fashion to fantasy sports.

5 Black Friday Beauty Bargains

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

by Kori Ellis

Stock up on some of your favorite cosmetics from top beauty brands during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Here are some of our favorite Black Friday beauty deals that you shouldn’t miss.

Laura GellerBobbi Brown
From Black Friday through Cyber Monday at Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, enter the code HAPPY11 at checkout to get free shipping plus three travel-sized producs: Crystal Lip Gloss, Extreme Party Mascara and Intensive Skin Supplement.

Laura Geller
With a purchase of $75 or more, you will receive a special Laura Geller kit through Monday that includes their antioxidant-rich Blush-N-Brighten, Baked Eyeshadow Duo in Fresco Nude/Baroque and the Clear Handled Kabuki Brush. The kit is a $98 value!

Lip Elixirs
Lip Elixirs is offering 20% off all of their delicious all-natural cocktail flavored lip balms. Use the coupon code BLACK20 to snag this deal.

Lorac Cosmetics
Get a limited edition Cyber Monday Collection at LoracCosmetics.com, containing a glamorous black makeup bag and Lorac all-time favorites for only $25 (valued at $100).

Saks Fifth Avenue
Get a $25 gift card when you spend $100 on beauty or fragrance. Use the code: BEAUTYSFA. Good Thursday, November 25, 2010 through Friday, November 26, 2010 until 11:59 PM (ET).

Check out StyleList for more Black Friday beauty deals.

Kori Ellis is an editor and writer based in San Antonio, TX, where she lives with her husband and three children. Kori has been published in dozens of magazines, newspapers and websites worldwide, writing about everything from fashion to fantasy sports.

Black Friday Beauty Bargains

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

by Kori Ellis

True DelightAll week long, we’ll be spotlighting the fashion and beauty bargains that you can find during Black Friday (and Cyber Monday) sales. Today, let’s talk about some hot beauty finds at Kohl’s.

  • American Beauty True Delight ($39.50) – this fruity floral fragrance is perfect for holiday parties.
  • Daisy Fuentes Dianoche Holiday Fragrance Set ($39.50) – perfect for gift-giving or a great choice for yourself for New Year’s Eve
  • FLIRT! Limited Edition Nail Trios ($14.99) – Choose from the Flirtatious Mix, Flowerific Mix or Rock-N-Rebel Mix of on-trend nail shades
  • FLIRT! Limited Edition Eyeshadow Palettes ($14.99) – If you are exchanging gifts with your girlfriends, these must-have eye shadows can’t be beat.
  • Grassroots™ Research LabsTriple Mushroom Intensive Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream with Wild Ginseng Root ($27.50) – from their anti-wrinkle collection, this eye cream is just what you need to nourish, hydrate and awaken your skin

These are just some of the many Black Friday beauty bargains from Kohl’s.

Where are you shopping for beauty products this week?

Kori Ellis is an editor and writer based in San Antonio, TX, where she lives with her husband and three children. Kori has been published in dozens of magazines, newspapers and websites worldwide, writing about everything from fashion to fantasy sports.

Drive Him Wild With Guy-Hot Lip Glosses

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

By Jennifer Latkiewicz

We may think hot fucshia lipsticks and electric orange glosses are bold and style-forward, but for most men, puckering up to such brightly colored pouts has them wondering, “Is all that pink stuff going to kiss off on me?”  Turn up the heat with these guy-hot glosses he won’t want to resist.

man kisses24 carat-inspired gold lipstick is the fall beauty trend we’re currently obsessed with, but to a guy, our M.A.C. Dazzleglass is merely metallic lip gunk that he’d prefer to not get all over his face and shirt when we go in for a kiss.

Kissing should spark his burning desire for you, but thanks to the prevalence of sticky technicolor lip gloss, his desire is most likely to vanquish M.A.C. Lipglass from the face of the earth.

Like UGG boots and body glitter, brightly painted lips are met with disdain from most men — another girly thing they simply don’t understand or care for. Instead of wasting your breath explaining the  ”comfort factor” or current beauty trends, divert his attention to your undeniably sexy pout (and to you) with these luscious guy-hot lip glosses — kissing will be hotter than ever.

NARS Orgasm, $24

Inspired by the healthy flush of color of that unmistakable post-climax afterglow, the name says it all — Orgasm. NARS’ iconic peachy pink flecked with gold shimmer makes lips look more luscious with dazzling shimmer and shine, no faking required.

Urban Decay Pocket Rocket Lip Gloss, $19

Inside the cap of the Pocket Rocket’s unique flat tube is a photo of a well-dressed guy to swoon over and undress with just a flick of the wrist. Perfect your pout with the newest ‘guys’– Colin, a red-hot orange, and Max, a nude, laid-back shimmer — or one of the other 8 equally sexy sheers, shimmers, sparkles and cream formulas. Your man (not the lip gloss) may not care for the stripped down dudes in your pocket but he’ll be on board once he sees how Urban Decay’s sweetly-scented gloss heightens your pleasure even further  – laced with pheromones, the Pocket Rocket’s tube releases the sexually charged chemicals into the air when rubbed.

L’Oreal Infallible Never Fail Lipgloss, $10

All 16 shades of this long-lasting formula create lips that look full and glossy, not smudged and sticky. For a dramatic look without the drama of a heavy lipstick, Infallible Never Fail delivers. Color is rich and radiant but goes on sheer. Guys will love Rebel Red, a deep rose that lasts — even after a steamy make-out session.

Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Plumping Gift Set, $24.99

Add power to your pout with these long-lasting, high-shine glosses infused with plumping properties and a rich chocolate flavor. The lightweight formula features a rare ingredient that sparks blood flow to help create a deliciously voluptuous lip-look.

Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Volupté - Sheer Sensual Gloss Stick SPF 9, $30

Dial up the glamour with this ultra-sophisticated gloss stick. Combining the feminine sensuality of a lipstick with the high-shine and hydration of a gloss, Gloss Volupté is the secret to perfecting a sexy pout, thanks to a sheer wash of color and antioxidant-rich pomegranate extracts that keep lips kissably soft for up to 8 hours.

Bonne Bell Lip Lites in Vanilla Swirl, $3.50

Bonne Bell will always be a sentimental favorite, but for his sake, it might be best to ditch the Dr. Pepper or Bubblegum Lip Smackers for something decidedly more grown up. Lip Lites have a moisture-rich formula that softens lips and adds shine without the teenybopper feel of Lip Smackers, while the vanilla, proven to be the most arousing smell for men, will have him wanting more.

Jennifer Latkiewicz is a Love/Sex blogger for LovingYou.com and lip gloss junkie. Follow her on Twitter at @jenniferlat.

Review: Alterna 3-Minute Shine Boost

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

by Kori Ellis

As a beauty writer, you are sometimes supplied with products that don’t impress. So it’s fantastic when you find one that is worth praising. Recently, I received a few products from Alterna and I was thrilled with their Caviar Anti-aging 3-Minutes Shine Boost.

Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging 3-Minute Shine Boost If you have ever had hair glaze at the salon, you know it’s a fabulous way to get a instant shine boost. If you are looking for a product that will give you similar results at home, this is it.

Alterna 3-Minute Shine Boost is created free of parabens, gluten, phthalates, mineral oil, paraffin, DEA, TEA, petrolatum and PABA. It’s made with healthy ingredients such as grapefruit extract (an antioxidant that nourishes and protects your hair) and vitamin B5 (which smooths the surface with moisture). The product also has caviar extract — a source of Omega-3 and vitamin C. The result is salon-like shine that leaves your hair looking and feeling silky and smooth. And a big plus for me is that it’s great for color-treated hair.

After you shampoo and condition your hair, squeeze out the excess water, and then apply the product from root to tip. Leave on for 3-5 minutes and then rinse out. You can leave it on longer or even apply heat for extra shine. Using it 1-2 times a week is a fantastic option between salon services.

Alterna says its “Age-Control Complex” addresses all types of aging: natural, chemical and environmental, while restoring hydration, strength, vibrancy and elasticity for more youthfull looking hair.

Priced at $25, Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging 3-Minute Shine Boost is available at Sephora.com, Beauty.com, Drugstore.com, Ulta stores, Fred Segal and high-end salons.

Kori Ellis is an editor and writer based in San Antonio, TX, where she lives with her husband and three children. Kori has been published in dozens of magazines, newspapers and websites worldwide, writing about everything from fashion to fantasy sports.

Philosophy Windows to the Soul

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

by Kori Ellis

I’m a big fan of philosophy bath and body products. Their shower gel and bubble bath comes in such amazing scents that you want to eat them! (I mean seriously, who can turn down gingerbread!?) Even though I love these skin products, I haven’t experimented much with their makeup — until now.

philosophy windows to the soulRecently, I had the opportunity to try out the philosophy windows to the soul eye palette, and I’m glad that I did. Each palette features three shades of silky mineral powder shadow for lid, crease and shimmer, plus a wet-to-dry liner for extra definition. The colors are coordinated fabulously and go on smooth and easy, yet last all day without creasing or fading.

Priced at $30 at philosophy.com, this kit comes in three color palettes – smoke and mirrors (great for smokey evening looks), plus delicious (fabulous shades for fall) and box of truffles (brown hues that work anytime).

Kori Ellis is an editor and writer based in San Antonio, TX, where she lives with her husband and three children. Kori has been published in dozens of magazines, newspapers and websites worldwide, writing about everything from fashion to fantasy sports.

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