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Urban Decay Friends & Family Sale 2011 Edition!

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Urban Decay is having their annual F&F sale!!

This is a great vegan brand that you must try out!  Great pigmentation, wide variety of products and great quality.

Here are the details:

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Summer makeup!

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It’s hot in NYC and I love it!!! When the weather gets hot and humid, you need to keep your makeup simple and long lasting.

Here are a few of my favourite items that I think are important and can withstand the summer heat!

Sunscreen

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You really should wear sunscreen everyday of the year, but during the summer months when the sun’s rays are at their strongest, you need something to protect your skin from premature aging and sun damage.  Also, don’t forget to reapply often if you are going to be outdoors for long periods or perspiring.  I switch between a regular moisturizer with SPF and a tinted moisturizer with SPF.  Doesn’t matter what you use, just protect your skin!!!

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LOTD: Bright, coral summer look!

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Here is a bright look for the summer!  I used one of the most popular colours for the season, coral, but made it wearable for everyone with a light application.  Of course, you can intensify the look by adding a bright liner on the lower lashline, like green, gold or turquoise.

Bright, summer look!

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Bridal Makeup: Urban Bride

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So bridal season is just around the corner and Urban Decay has come out with a survival kit for that big day called the Urban Bride kit.

Urban Bride

Filled with essentials for keeping a bride’s makeup looking fresh throughout the tears, the pictures, the weather, anything! Also great for bridesmaids and other members of the bridal party.  Wrapped in beautiful hand-drawn packaging, this would also make a great gift!

The kit contains:

  • Razor Sharp Ultra-Definition Finishing Powder – (3.75 g mini) diffuses lines for a flawless airbrushed look, and the translucent shade suits all skin tones. The photographer and the DJ can flash their brightest lights her way because she’ll still look AMAZING.
  • Eyeshadow Primer Potion – (Full Size) ensures her eyeshadow stays vibrant, true and CREASE-FREE throughout the ceremony, pictures, dancing and well-after her garter comes off.
  • Supercurl Curling Mascara – boosts, separates and conditions lashes, while its super sculpting polymers hold the curl. Even if she throws a tirade at some point, no one will be able to hate her with those lashes.
  • Lip Junkie Lip Gloss in Midnight Cowboy – (Travel Size 3.6 ml) gives her all the shine she wants without any tacky stickiness. This soft, cushiony-textured gloss endures, and the sheer nude sparkle of Midnight Cowboy can be worn alone or over any shade of lipstick.
  • All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray – (15 ml spray bottle; perfect for her purse!) is a weightless mist that sets makeup for 16 hours. It utilizes temperature control technology to prevent makeup from melting off when it’s hot and humid outside or from becoming dehydrated when it’s cold and dry.
  • Marshmallow Sparkling Lickable Body Powder – (Travel Size 10g) a glistening, edible body powder to highlight her shoulders and décolletage beautifully, as well as treat her other half to a little dessert too!

Earth Day beauties!

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So last Friday was Earth Day, and slowly but surely, lots of cosmetic companies, big and small, have been embracing more natural and organic formulations.  So for you earth-conscious beauties out there, here are a few brands to look out for:

HAIR

  • Oyin Handmade – probably my favourite, natural haircare line for women with curly, kinky or coily hair.  I cannot live without the Burnt Sugar Pomade.  Really.  The Juices are also really good too! Still have to try their new Hair Dew.
  • Karen’s Body Beautiful – Another great line based out of my old neighbourhood of Fort Greene Brooklyn.  The Sweet Ambrosia is the go-to product.  But I am really excited for all the new products that will be coming out this year.
  • Qhemet Biologics – I think that their Amla and Olive Heavy Cream is amazing! It’s also their top seller.
  • Kinky Curly –  A very popular brand with products like Knot Today (my staple leave-in conditioner) and the Curling Custard (which I have YET to try, but summer is coming up so….).
  • Anita Grant – love from across the pond!!! And now they have a U.S. distributor – Hairrogant.  And right now they actually have a sale on the top 5 selling AG products!  I would recommend the babassu shampoo bars and the Rhassoul Deep Condish.
  • Aubrey Organics– available at Whole Foods and other retailers, I use their GPB conditioner as a protein conditioner and the Honeysuckle Rose conditioner as a deep moisturizer.
  • SheaMoisture – Love their Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo and their body butters! Available at Target and Walgreens.

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