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pick up some litter

In beauty, fashion on July 24, 2009 at 11:04 pm

i am so loving the ladies of LITTER, a sister duo from beautiful san fransico.  these fashion artisians are serving it up with a delicious mix of  danger, class, grunge, beauty and major attitude.  be sure to check out their apparel, shoes, and jewelry for unexpected places.  (hey that’s not what i meant  :0) )    http://www.littermb.com/        http://shop.moxsie.com/litter

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get your scent on

In beauty on July 24, 2009 at 10:15 pm

hey check out the new Crescent Row Collection of fragrances recently launched by Benefit Cosmetics.  im in love with the inspiration behind the collection and the packaging so i will be collecting all three fragrances :0) http://www.sephora.com/browse/section.jhtml?categoryId=C21219

crescent row collection

wake up beautiful

In beauty on July 24, 2009 at 9:34 pm

so i was skimming through an april issue of instyle magazine (ok…and…what??? i know it’s almost august) and came across an article ’10 ways to wake up beautiful’ that i must have skipped over but just caught my attention (pg 165-166 if you still have the issue).  anywho… i want to share 3 of those points with you that i found very interesting….

  • sleep on your back.  the average head weighs 7-8 pounds so that is a lot of pressure you are putting on your face every night.  the article also stated that doctors can tell which side of the face that people sleep on because of the number of wrinkles. 
  • get a lift.   sleeping with your head slighly elevated (2-4 inches) will help gravity to allow blood and lymph flow so it wont accumulate.  who knew.  well maybe my mum, who years ago, told me to sleep with my head elevated.  she never really gave me a concrete reason but she did say that maybe it would help me not to get deep circles or puffiness under my eyes.  just a thought.
  • avoid carb face.  huh?  bad enough to just be called ugly but a carb face?  anywhooo.  it was stated that to wake up with defined cheekbones, eat a high protein low sugar dinner (salmon, asparagus).  according to Dr. Nicholas Perricone doing so will lower glycemic carbohydrates so that our features dont take on a soft doughy appearance (skip rice, pasta, and potatoes).  now i dont have high cheekbones but i would like to think that eating a healthier diet will help the skin look better and and help you to feel physically better, just to name a few benefits.

good stuff if i must say so myself.

gimme a hand

In beauty on July 9, 2009 at 5:41 am

so i’ve searched the world over to find a hand cream that actually works.  ok.  not the world over but it seems like it because i have definitely spent a lot of time, money, and energy looking for perfection in a tube or a jar –  something that will make my hands smooth, supple, and soft.  i mean who wants crusty hands? and you know the type – lotions and creams that claim to moisturize, restore or renew only to leave your hands worse than they were before you applied lotion.  at one point i even swore off lotions and committed to just putting vaseline on my hands only to leave hand prints all over the place.  well that all changed when i discovered Caudalie Hand and Nail Cream.  this anti-aging cream contains nourishing shea butter and moisturizing avacado in a beatifully scented, light creamy formulation.  i am very impressed because i wash my hands a lot and this cream does a fab-mazing job of keeping my hands and cuticles soft and hydrated without being greasy.  Caudalie Hand and Nail Cream $19.      

caudalie hand and nail cream