Would you wear it?
Forget chalked hair and facial glitter, this season is all about face lace, the beauty trend thought up by a celebrity make-up artist that has worked with eccentric stars Annie Lennox, David Bowie and Steve Strange.
Loved by adventurous beauty gurus, face lace gives you the wearer instant amazing make-up effects without the professional time and expense.
The quirky ready-to-wear make-up designs are a girl-on-the-go’s beauty dream, with fifteen intricate designs that can be applied in under a minute and are re-usable.
Face Lace is the hot new beauty trend on every girl’s wish-list. Thanks to Phyliss Cohen we don’t all need to be an amazing make-up artist drawing intricate freehand designs on our faces. Face Lace is the brain child of make-up wizard Phyllis Cohen, an artist famous for her intricate designs and staggeringly bold fashion feats (not to mention her A-list clientele).
She said: ‘Face lace is the magic answer to so many people’s plea of “I wish I could do make-up like you”…Now anyone can create artistic make-up effects like a pro.’
The elaborate lace is perfect for a party or a themed look, Phyllis’s work dates back to the 80’s working for Zandra Rhodes fashion show crafting make-up appliqués out of latex, fabric, beads and rhinestones; it was here that the inspiration for Face Lace evolved.
Today, the range of laces includes ornate masks that simply adhere to the skin, eye laces that flatter the eye with graceful lines or elaborate silhouettes as well as mehndoodles, which can be placed wherever you choose, and playsheets of small patterns which allow you easily to invent your own Face Lace designs.
The Face Lace collection is available online from www.face-lace.com and is priced from £13.95 – £19.95.
Archive: $26.00 – $50.00
My brother got married a couple weeks ago, and believe it or not, these were the colors of their wedding! Orange and green! When these products came in the mail, I almost did a cartwheel (but I didn’t, fear not). I was thrilled to see these products come in, because I knew they’d look beautiful at the ceremony.
I can’t rave enough about this eye shadow palette. It’s BEYOND ridiculous. Seriously, it’s amazing. The color is so strongly pigmented, it’s a dream, I swear. The colors go so beautifully together, and each palette comes with instructions on how to apply them both for day and evening wear. You can put the shadow on wet or dry – and the result is GORGEOUS. (FYI: The dark bronze color on the bottom I used wet as an eye-liner, and it was out-of-this-world!)
Color Design Eye Brightening All-In-One 5 Shadow & Liner Palette is Lancôme’s biggest eye shadow launch in a decade!
Wet Pour Process, a new Japanese technology that delivers a supremely silky, vivid and long-lasting shadow is being used for the first time by Lancôme. The technology works by combining loose pigments and solvent, which are poured into a pan and lightly pressed. As the solvent evaporates, the shadow becomes a solid. Traditional shadows are hard-pressed, which can crush pearls and deliver less color pay-off.
Thanks to this process, the Color Design Eye Brightening All-In-One 5 Shadow & Liner Palette shades are luxuriously smooth with high-potency color. The powders offer excellent glide and slip.
* Vitamin E delivers antioxidant protection against the environment.
* Each palette contains an all-over color, lid color, crease color, highlighter and liner
* Can be applied wet or dry
* $48 (suggested retail price)
* 10 palettes: Midnight Rush, Teal Fury, Amethyst Glam, Sienna Sultry, Pink Envy, Mauve Chérie, Taupe Craze, Coral Crush, Bronze Amour and Jade Fever * Available February/March 2011 at Lancôme counters nationwide and lancome-usa.com
Behold Blush Subtil Palette, three simple steps to the perfect sculpted cheek – in one compact.
Have you ever wanted beautifully defined cheekbones, but didn’t know what shades to choose, and where to apply them? Introducing Blush Subtil Palette, which features three smooth, blendable shades expertly created by Lancôme to work together, based on your unique skin tone.
HOW TO USE
Sweep deepest contour shade in the hollow under the cheekbone, running to just above the ear
Using the medium blush shade, smile to start at the “apple” of your cheek, and blend to hairline
Brush the lightest highlighter shade on the upper cheekbone in a “C” shape, by starting a top the cheekbone, blending around the outer corner of the eye, and onto the brow bone
- Fair skin tones – Rose Flush, Nectar Lace
- Medium skin tones – Framboise Flirt, Pêche Savvy
- Olive skin tones – Plum Elegance
- Chocolate skin tones – Rouge Allure
PRICE & AVAILABILITY
Suggested retail price: Blush Subtil Palette, $42; Cheek & Contour Brush, $40 August 2012 at Lancôme counters nationwide and on lancome-usa.com
For lavishly long, perfectly defined lashes, this iconic award-winning mascara provides the ultimate in separation. Carefully selected polymers coat each lash from root to tip, to help lengthen and outline each lash for unmatched definition. This best-selling mascara’s unique brush applicator has specially grooved bristles that hold the perfect amount of product for gradual, even application every time.
- $26 (suggested retail price)
- 4 shades
- Available at all Lancôme counters and lancome.com
The Healthy Baby Bundle by Lavanila is a starter set that contains a healthy collection of bath-time essentials.
Everything you need to cleanse, hydrate and protect sensitive skin without the use of harsh chemicals. The Healthy Baby Wash, The Healthy Baby Lotion and The Healthy Baby Bottom are 100% natural and contain 30 essential vitamins and minerals that support the health & development of delicate baby skin. It’s all packaged in a phthalate/pvc free reusable bag.
This set contains:
– 7.0 oz The Healthy Baby Wash
– 7.0 oz The Healthy Baby Lotion
– 3.0 oz The Healthy Baby Bottom
This hypoallergenic product is certified organic and contains no nuts, gluten, soy, or dairy. It’s 100% baby safe, pediatrician approved, and free of harsh chemicals, formaldehyde, and parabens.
I hosted a baby shower over the weekend, and I gave away four of these bundles. Lavanila was gracious enough to send some my way, and they were a HUGE hit! Every product in these bundles is heavenly! I mean, it’s Lavanila, c’mon now.
The smell is AMAZING! I wish I had a baby that I could use these products on. Not only does it smell amazing, but you know it’s a good product to put on your baby’s skin. 100% natural ingredients, full of vitamins and free of chemicals! LOVE IT!
Have you got a great guy who deserves a little spoiling? Here are a few of my favorite products to spoil the man in your life.
Simply the best, Facial Fuel both cleans his face and provides a smooth shave for your man. Help him get his face kissably smooth and reward his efforts.
Facial Fuel Sky Flyin’ Foaming Multi-Gel
The ultimate all-in-one solution for your shaving and cleansing needs that relieves irritation and provides a smooth shave. Gentle to skin, lightweight and lathers quickly. With the help of highly invigorating Caffeine, Vitamin C and E, skin is hydrated, energized and ready for takeoff.
• As a cleanser, this hydrating gel packed with Bamboo, Lemon and Orange Peel Extracts deeply cleanses skin to remove oil and impurities without over-drying or stripping.
• When used for shaving, this multi-tasking formula transforms into a highly lathering, dense foam to lubricate skin for the smoothest of shaves while Panax Ginseng works to minimize redness and irritation.
• To shave, wet face with warm water and apply foam gel as needed. Shave and rinse with cool water. To cleanse, massage gently onto damp skin and rinse with warm water.
Any guy would love to get Kiehl’s Facial Fuel No-Shine Hydrator. The formula is really refreshing on your skin and on top of moisturizing it will keep his skin shine free all day.
Facial Fuel No-Shine Hydrator
Works 24/7 to control oil, shine and sweat while providing oil-free, healthy hydration. This refreshing, lightweight moisture gel is powered by a shine reducing blend of Zinc, Sodium and Magnesium to reduce the appearance of facial oils.
• Helps regulate and absorb excess oil while boosting skin’s optimal hydration and natural protective barrier.
• Breakthrough formula can absorb up to a thousand times their weight in sweat.
• Non-greasy, fast absorbing. Free of all oils, silicones, parabens, fragrances and color
• Apply to clean face in the morning. To refresh throughout the day, reapply as desired.
I love the new Guess Seductive Homme Blue, a very sexy scent for the guy in your life. The marine notes are vibrant and fresh and the notes Cardamom and Black Pepper add such a great spicy warm edge. You will love smelling this on your guy and he will love that you can get enough!
GUESS Seductive Homme Blue is an elegant oriental scent that simply oozes sex appeal. Reminiscent of a cool and invigorating ocean breeze, this woodsy fragrance fuses the laid-back feel of summer with the exhilarating vibe of fall.
The marine notes of this fragrance are really fresh, like a day at the beach. Cool and invigorating as an ocean breeze and unforgettably sensual as a sunset beach encounter, Guess Seductive Homme Blue takes its olfactory cues from both the intensity of the blue ocean and the earthy warmth of sand-bound seduction.
Top notes: Citrus Caviar, Cardamom, Black Pepper
Mid notes: Blue Coral AquaSpace, Geranium
Bottom notes: Cashmere Wood, Rippled Sand, Musks
Price: 1.7 oz – $49.00 Availability: Fine department stores, GUESS retail stores and GUESS.com
A classic clean scent, a great daily fragrance Nautica Aqua Rush is fresh and crisp. The bottle is designed to look like a boat sail a great bottle and I love the scent.
Nautica Aqua Rush is a blend of spicy, crisp, woodsy notes that are perfect for the refreshing fall season. Bold, masculine and powerful, Aqua Rush embodies what it means to be a man who lives life to the fullest.
Energetic. Confident. Inspired. Nautica Aqua Rush captures the freedom and adventure of the man who is undeniably masculine and appreciates the rush he gets from living life to the fullest.
Top Notes: Sea Breeze Accord, Yuzu Splash, Coriander
Mid Notes: Water Mint, Clary Sage Absolute, Violet Leaves
Dry Down: Amberwood, Watermusks, Teakwood
If he has been really good, spoil him with a nice long massage. You can’t go wrong with the massage oil line from Bath & Body Works. If you want to kick it up a notch try the Black Currant Vanilla a very sensual scent that you won’t be able to get enough of.
Bath & Body Works – Aromatherapy Massage Oil Sensual – Black Currant Vanilla
Put love in the air. Black Currant Absolute inspires heightened sensuality while Vanilla Absolute is soothing so you feel at ease. Massage this sensual oil into freshly cleansed skin at the end of a busy day or, add to warm, running bath water for the ultimate romantic bath. Our formula contains Sunflower Oil, rich in antioxidant Vitamin E, to moisturize skin and help keep it young-looking.
Breathe deeply for best results
Fragranced with essential oils and other natural fragrances
Not tested on animals
Disclosure: MHU received complimentary samples of some of the above mentioned products to provide an honest review, all opinions are 100% our own.