Posts for December 30th 2009
Stateside, Cle de Peau's Synactif cream sells for $1,000. (For those prices, the creams had better make me look like Halle Berry and wash my dishes.) I'm unconvinced that high price tags alone mean that a product is amazing, but what about you? What's the most you've spent — or would spend — on a cream?
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If you're from the southern states, you might call it Coke, as part of an all-inclusive nod to carbonated beverages. If you're a Midwesterner, pop might be your poison. For you Northeasterners, tonic is wicked good, and there are plenty of people across the states that say cola or soda when describing this sweet effervescent drink. Ever since I was a wee one, I've been wearing Dr. Pepper Lip Smackers, and that's the inspiration behind this post on pop-related beauty products. So drink up, and enjoy these sweet treats — in beauty form.
Still need a few ideas for your New Year's ensemble? Well, the evening is all about glitter and glamour, so going over the top can never hurt. If you want instant impact, why not throw something glitzy on your nails, or add a statement hair accessory? For a little inspiration (or a last-minute look that you can pick up on your way home), I've put together a collection of pretty products that make a big splash and are perfect for the evening. Click through to examine your options.
I wouldn't say that this is formulated that much differently than any other Gillette women's shave gel, but I do like this one. It lathers up very nicely and it doesn't really smell like much, so if you're not into scented products this one isn't really at all. Whenever I use this I generally don't get any razor burn, which is always a plus. It does its job well. The only complaint I have about this is that it isn't very moisturizing. I feel like I have to put on a ton of lotion after I shave my legs with this stuff.
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All you need is a buffer like this one ($2.99). Be sure to use a buffer made for shine, not a nail shaper or file. Follow the directions on the package, but usually you'll have a two-step process: buff with one side, then follow with another to create shine. It's best to buff in one direction, with a light hand. (Going gangbusters on your nails won't make them any shinier, and you could wear the nail down. Ouch.) After you've achieved the shine you want, apply hand cream or cuticle oil for extra moisture.
If you've never done this before, try it. You'll be surprised by how shiny your natural nails can be, and you'll also be able to fend off the kiosk people by flashing your hands.
We know she's not actually Blair Waldorf, but we still love Leighton Meester. She's always cute, loves to have fun with her makeup, and is fearless when it comes to her sense of style. Because she's usually wearing some pretty but attention-grabbing makeup or hair, lots of her red-carpet looks are perfect for the holidays. We've broken down eight of her most Waldorf-worthy looks, with tips for everything from her most gorgeous curls to her sassiest lipstick. So click through to get looks that are worth gossiping about.