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Milani Cosmetics gets gorgeously green for St. Paddy’s Day!

This St. Patrick’s Day, Milani Cosmetics is offering 25% off their classic green shades for eyes and nails! This is the deal that will have everyone green with envy!

Also, check out Milani Cosmetics DIY nail tip of the month to achieve sassy shamrock nails without breaking the budget at the salon!

Retail, $4.09 to $8.99

Available for purchase at: www.MilaniCosmetics.com

*Discount will be applied at checkout after entering promotional code.

Kim Kardashian’s Self Magazine cover

Kim tweeted she loves her new cover and had more to say at her website:

“I am so pleased with the way my cover for SELF Magazine came out! We went for a more natural, pretty shoot, as opposed to going super glam and I’m loving the cover. What do you guys think?

This issue is extra special because it comes on on the iPad tomorrow! You can read all about my makeup and hair tips, my dating secrets and more.”

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2011 Spring Makeup O-Wards

O, The Oprah Magazine unveils the 4th annual 2011 Spring Makeup O-Wards which features the best of the season’s new makeup arrivals.

JUICEIEST COLOR O has a prediction. One day very soon, you will wear orange. On your face. Check out the winners that embody these vibrant shades from the citrus grove – zesty, sheer and fresh.
Ø OPI Nail Lacquer in Y’All Come Back Ya Hear? ($8.50; opi.com for salons)
Ø Estee Lauder Pure color Long Lasting Lipstick in Melon ($24; esteelauder.com)
Ø Mehron Cheek Cream blush in Tec-Orange ($6; mehron.com)
Ø Shiseido Smoothing Lip Pencil in Tangelo
Ø ($20; sephora.com)
Ø Sonia Kashuk Ultra Shine Sheer Lip Gloss in Cheerful ($9, target.com)
Ø Givenchy Rouge Interdit Lipstick in Candide Tangerine ($29; sephora.com)
Ø Three Custom Color Specialists Eye Shadow in Amped ($23, threecustom.com)

EYESEnlightening shadows, high-tech mascara, and eyeliner that won’t let you quit!
Ø Eye-Makeup-Made-Easy-Award – These palettes show you how to combine colors to eye-opening effect: L’Oreal Paris The One Sweep Eye Shadow ($10, drugstores) AND Revlon CustomEyes Shadow & Liner ($9; drugstores)
Ø Most Impressive Staying Power: Josie Maran Magic Marker Argan Liquid Liner ($22; sephora.com)
Ø Most Revolutionary Mascara: Dior Diorshow 360 ($36; dior.com)

NAILS These winners are the wear-with-everything additions to your nail color canon:
Ø Revlon Top Speed Fast Dry Nail Enamel in Cloud ($6, drugstores)
Ø Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Oyster Cult ($19, Nordstrom.com)
Ø Orly Nail Lacquer in Sapphire Silk ($7.50; onlybeauty.com)
Ø Essie Nail Polish in Coat Azure ($8; essie.com)
Ø Chanel La Vernis in Black Pearl ($25, chanel.com)

FACE The latest and greatest ways to get flawless complexions…
Ø All-Around Best Cheek Color: Yves Saint Laurent Crème de Blush ($38, yslbeautyus.com
Ø Freshest Way to Look Sun-Kissed: Laura Geller Air Whipped Bronzer in Coco Beach ($30, qvc.com)
Ø Most Comprehensive Shade Range: Mary Kay TimeWise Liquid Foundation ($20, marykay.com) AND CoverGirl NatureLuxe Silk Foundation ($12, drugstores)
Ø Niftiest New Way to Blush: Givenchy Blush Geleé in Candide Pink ($33, sephora.com) AND Hourglass Aura Sheer Cheek Stain ($45; sephora.com)
Ø Best New Team of Undercover Agents: Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit ($32; bobbibrown.com

LIPS O’s favorite new formulas for dressing up your mouth:
The Pink Dahlia Distinction: L’Oréal Paris Infallible Le Rouge in Perennial Pink ($10; drugstores)
The Fuchsia Peony Prize: Laura Mercier Gel Lip Colour in Dollface ($22; lauramercier.com)
The Red Rose Ribbon: Lancôme L’Absolu Nu in Red Chiffon ($29; lancome-usa.com)
Top Background: The Peach Tulip Trophy: Clarins Rouge Hydra Nude in 02 ($24; us.clarins.com)


What is the shelf life of your fragrance?‏


Here are some useful tips from Carlos Ugalde, Founder of Sasha Varon Luxe Parfums about the shelf life of your fragrances:

Most fragrances have a shelf life of 2 years but can be extended up to 5 years if kept out of the light and in a cool place. Many factors go into this….One factor is the oil to diluents (alcohol and other ingredients other than fragrance /essential oils) ratio. The more alcohol, the less concentrated and pronounced the fragrance is but the shelf life is longer.

Many people ask if refrigeration can prolong fragrance shelf life and the camps are definitely split.

Here are two views:

1: From thegloss.com : “Keep essential oil perfumes in the refrigerator to slow oxidization (but this depends on the carrier – oil or wax-based scents can go bad faster than alcohol based ones).”
2: The Fragrance Foundation. This is the premier resource for expert fragrance information. Here is what they have to say: “It’s important that you keep your fragrance protected against extreme cold or heat. Only colognes and toilet waters should be stored in the refrigerator. Perfumes should not be exposed to extreme cold or heat because either may upset their delicate balance. Notes can be affected by extreme temperatures.”

So, if not the refrigerator, where should you store your fragrances?

Do store fragrances in cool, dry spaces away from sunlight:

>Cupboards
>Dresser drawers
>Dark closets

Don’t store fragrances in:
>Bathrooms (generally moist and warm)
>Windowsills
>Direct sunlight