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LUSH’s First Color Collection Emotional Brilliance!

Such a cool idea, I can’t wait to spin the wheel and see what my emotional color is!

Emotional Brilliance

Spin the Emotional Brilliance Color Wheel to get a personalized color reading – choose the three colors that stand out the most and they will uncover certain words that reveal a little bit about your current state of mind. Then wear the color to feel the word, you word-up!

Introducing a brand new concept matching psychological needs to which color cosmetics one should wear. This range – consisting of lip colors, eyeliners and eye shadows – is about wearing colors that shape your mood. Choose colors, each with a corresponding word such as Confident, Take Control or Glamorous, and they will be significant to your needs at that time – wear those colors and you truly wear the word.

Liquid Lips ($22.95)

This patent pending formula uses LUSH’s super softening Ultrabalm as a base, which is a simple blend of organic jojoba oil, candelilla wax and rose wax. All are intensely skin softening and soothing, they also carry pigment incredibly well. Lips will be brilliantly colored and left soft, smooth and deeply moisturised. Or, the effect can be softened by applying with a lip balm.

Liquid Eyeliner ($22.95)

Independent and Fantasy are the two eyeliners in the range that have a no-smudge, stay-put formula. As soon as you apply, the formula sets and is incredibly long-lasting. It’s made with a base of eyebright infusion, an herb with an ancient tradition of use for eye area.
The other eyeliners are made with the same base as the cream eyeshadows, which doesn’t set straight away so there is time to blend. These beautiful colors are easy to use to create a softer, more refined look.

Cream Eyeshadow ($22.95)

The eye creams can be bold and colorful or less dramatic as the base softens easily into the skin. The base is a soothing rose petal infusion and skin-softening almond and jojoba oils, so will really care for this most sensitive area. There’s also glycerine to help carry the color beautifully over the eye. The cupuacu butter helps to set the color pigment nicely, so these eyeshadows and eyeliners offer beautiful color that stay in place and last.

Availability: The Emotional Brilliance launches July 21, 2012 in all LUSH stores worldwide and online at www.LUSH.com

How it works:
LUSH Co-Founder and Inventor of Emotional Brilliance, Rowena Bird, comments, “I love lipstick, but why wasn’t one great color ever enough, why was I drawn to a particular one on different days or even sometimes feel the need to change color part way through a day? After chatting with like minded lipstick junkies, it struck us that it wasn’t about what clothes we were wearing but more about how we were feeling and so the idea was born.”

LUSH has worked with renowned Strategic Behavioral Therapist Lady Kennedy, who specializes in changing people’s behavior and attitudes, for the list of words to correspond with each color. They are words she uses in therapy sessions to alter perceptions and change behavior. She specializes in mind care and working on one’s emotional state, where she takes someone from one state of mind and delivers them in another. The Emotional Brilliance range brings this form of exclusive mind therapy to consumers.

This color game is intended to unveil the colors one should wear to fulfil a need – spin the wheel and choose the three colors that stand out at that moment. Not because they are your favorite colors or because they match what you’re wearing, but because you are drawn to them.

These three chosen colors will then be placed in the middle of the wheel in the order they have been picked. The first color choice symbolizes your STRENGTH OR WEAKNESS; the second choice represents your SUBCONSCIOUS NEED; while the third choice is your TALENT and it is what you require to achieve your subconscious need.

The three chosen colors can be a liquid lipstick, liquid eyeliner or a cream eyeshadow. There are 30 products in the range and all are vegan. It’s possible to pick one of each or to pick all of the same products (for example: all eyeliners)… they don’t have to be worn all at once, but they can be used together. You will get hints and tips on how to wear the colors, as we want you to be the one applying the colors to create a look you’re happy with, and one that can be re-created at home. The colors can be worn to give a vibrant effect or blended softly. It really doesn’t matter; the power of the word will still be there—use the colors with the word in mind. You will find the thought lasts all day as you begin to truly wear the word. It’s Emotional Brilliance!

My NEW number-one-go-to-must-have eye shadow!!

I was recently sent 2 of Smashbox’s Limitless 15 Hour Wear Cream Shadow – and I kid you not – in a little over 2 weeks I think I’ve worn it every time I wear makeup. Why!? Because I like easy and no fuss. This stuff goes on in seconds – and looks amazing ALL DAY! Who doesn’t want that!? The shadow never creases, never looks anything other than BRILLIANT and lasts forever. When I’m wearing makeup I have to seriously stop myself from using this every single day.

Smashbox has the perfect beauty solutions for your summer beauty problems. No need to worry about creasy eyelids, Limitless 15 Hour Wear Cream Shadows is your go-to melt-proof eye shadow!

Transfer-resistant, sweat-resistant and humidity-resistant, these innovative shadows won’t crease, cake or flake. The new Limitless 15 Hour Wear Cream Shadow’s luxurious formula is enriched with Vitamins A and E to glide on smoothly and provide superior antioxidant protection. Available in twelve stunning shades that complement every eye color, Limitless 15 Hour Wear Cream Shadow create the most alluring, captivating and smoldering daytime & nighttime looks.

At $19 a pop you can’t afford NOT to try it. I promise you’ll love it!!!

 

Avoid Summer Fashion Mishaps with Miss Oops!

Dressing up in the summertime is a thrilling, fabulous experience – short shorts, low-back dresses, free-flowing frocks – the list of flirty and fun pieces is endless! However, what’s less-than-thrilling and certainly not fabulous? Keeping tabs on those annoying deodorant stains, that bit of bulge against your mini-skirt or the inevitable wardrobe-malfunction associated with that gorgeous low-cut top. But with these summer fashion solutions from Miss Oops, you don’t need to worry about those pesky fashion blunders ever again! Miss Oops has answers for any little mishap you might encounter to guarantee fuss-free summer style.

  • The sweaty summer months deem the Rescue Sponge ($10) an essential for any savvy summer stylista. This little red sponge erases any and all deodorant or powder stains that pop up on your clothes and is safe to use on all fabrics.
  •  Miss Oops Mishap Tape ($9.50) is a sure way to keep wandering bra or tank-top straps from drooping down your arms, and it’s great for keeping that low-flying neckline out of the danger zone.

REVIEW: BABOR Mild Peeling, Self Tanning Foam and Self Tanning Concentrate

This summer, take a safer approach to achieving a desirable sun-kissed look. No need to be exposed to the sun’s harmful rays—prep and prime skin for a faux glow the sun worshipers will envy with BABOR’s Mild Peeling, Self-Tanning Foam and Self Tanning Concentrate.

Start by exfoliating dry, dead cells allowing skin to easily absorb the treatment product. BABOR Mild Peeling, formulated with herbal grains and finely ground peach kernels, gently eliminates surface lines while plant lipids help balance and condition the complexion, prepping skin perfectly for a self-tanner.

The Self Tanning Foam by BABOR adds more than a golden glow. The dual-phase body foam glides on smoothly to provide a streak-free, natural-looking tan while an innovative anti-aging complex containing elderberry extract, tropical almond and tannic acid, firms the skin. Key ingredients vitamin E and amaranth seed oil trap free radicals, promote regeneration and protect skin against UV-induced irritations.

For face, the Self Tanning Concentrate can be added to ANY daytime moisturizer or used alone for a gradual sun-kissed complexion. This quick absorbing, fragrance-free formula immediately reveals a streak-free golden glow.

I love these products because I love getting tan – in a healthy way. The sun just down right scares me. I’m even more afraid of tanning booths – so what’s a girl to do! I’ve tried all three of these products, and I absolutely love them! They don’t look FAKE at all, which is (to me) the #1 most important feature in a self-tanning product. It just looks like you’ve been naturally sun-kissed! Love it!

Retail Prices: Mild Peeling, $24; Self-Tanning Foam, $30; Self-Tanning Concentrate, $30

Available at www.babor.com and select spas nationwide