Candy Girl...

In the coming season, Hard Candy will be downsizing, selling only its gift sets. As a result, EVERYTHING on their site is now 75% off. So if you're a Candy Girl & can't live without your Hard Candy, shop now while you still can.


Shower With Brad Pitt...

Brad Pitt has teamed up with Kiehl's to raise funds for charity. The new Aloe Vera Biodegradable Liquid Body Cleanser is the brand's first item that is completely eco-friendly right down to the packaging. Kiehl's and Pitt aren't making a bundle of cash from this deal, all profits from the sale of this product will support JPF ECO SYSTEMS, a charitable partnership created by the two to maximize awareness of environmental sustainability.

The Downside: Brad isn't appearing in any ads. But I'm focused on the good it will do!!!!

"Kiehl's formulated this product to minimize the impact we have on our environment. All proceeds will go to benefit green initiatives around the globe."

hmmm...wonder if Roseann Barr will be purchasing a bottle.....HA!


The Best Body Butter Ever...

A thick and non-greasy body butter than smells heavenly. OMG, after hearing my friend rave about this moisturizer, I decided to try it and I'm so glad I did. This went on ohhh so smoov and sunk right in. I only wish the scent would last all day.

The butter comes in two sizes, 5 oz. ($15) and 13.5 oz ($25). The bigger size is the way to go and will last forever!!!!!!!

Available @ Sephora


Pleasure Principle...

"Oooooooo-oooooo-ooooohhhhhh, it's tha principle of pleazzzssuah".....aaaand I'm back. JJ has teamed up with Australian designer, Bruno Schiavi to launch a new lingerie line named Pleasure Principle. KUH - UTE!!!. The collection will offer fourteen designs, with bra styles including demi cups and full coverage, ranging in size from 32A to 44G.

"It's something for every woman, and I truly do mean that. It makes you feel sexy," she said.

No specific date has been given for the launch but it is expected to hit department stores late '08 - early '09. Hopefully just in time for Valentine's Day. That's plenty of time ladies for us to get in shape so we can look like JJ right thuuuurrrr.

For pre-order info, visit jupicorp.

Now, excuse me while I get my knee pads and acid wash jean jacket to work it out:


Pure Bliss...

Bliss' Blow Out sale is going on NOW! Up to 70% off beauty and fashion items. Sale ends Thursday, August 21st. View list of sale items here.


Banish Body Breakouts...

Neutrogena's Body Clear body wash is a great help with body breakouts. The kind that you get on your back, shoulders and chest. I prefer it compared to other body washes because it has a higher percentage of salicylic acid in it. Most other body washes I've seen usually have 0.5% in them. I've been using the original for a while now and it works pretty well. But now there's a pink grapfruit scent!!! I stumbled on it @ CVS Thursday night and it smells divine! It's pretty too!

Available for about $6-$7 bucks pretty much everywhere.


It's More Common Than You Think...

Skin Cancer is more common than we think yet it is easy to prevent. Limiting your sun exposure and using sunscreen is your best defense against the cancer. In addition to that, we need to "know" our bodies. Checking for moles and having an annual skin exam with your dermatologist are all key.

Whether you are fair skinned or dark skinned, we ALL need sunscreen every single day!! And don't forget the often missed spots like your ears, the back of your hands, feet and in between your toes. Often times, we only apply it to the most obvious spots like our face, arms and legs. Any exposed area needs to be protected.

Two years ago I had a mole removed from the back of my knee. Although it was benign it still needed to be checked out. Kim Kardashian's little sis', Khloe, wasn't so lucky a few years ago. At a young age, she developed skin cancer but because she caught it in time, she is ok.

Click on pic below to read her interview with OK! Magazine

Stay Safe!


What's In A Name?...

Puff's new fragrance, I AM KING, is set to launch exclusively at Macy's in December. Hmmmm, what does a KING smell like? Top notes are tangerine, orange and cranberry; middle notes are cassis and sea water; base notes are amalfi lemon, french labdanum, cedar, vetiver, oakmoss and sandalwood. In a nutshell, to quote the King himself, "It's strong and also sexy, with an elegance and simplicity to it."

Now Puff, ( "Puff" cause we go way back..I don't do "Diddy"), you know damn well there is nothing "simple" about your azz. The Bond-like campaign alone proves that. Gallivanting around Saint Tropez and Monaco on jet skis around the French Riviera. Lounging aboard your gynormous yacht and playing the tables at the Casino de Paris in Monte Carlo. All with sun kissed models Bar Refaeli and Ana Paula at your side. UM... "simplicity"...NOT! But that's ok...'cause that's why we love you! We wouldn't have you any other way!

“I Am King is a statement about all men. We are all descendants of royalty — and if we carry ourselves and respect ourselves in that manner and believe in ourselves, then we are all kings…It has nothing to do with being arrogant. I Am King is not a statement about myself — I Am King is about every man who is going to go and buy the fragrance.”

Ladies, I AM QUEEN is set to follow in 2009!...I think I'm more excited about the campaign than the fragrance...GET READY!


Smooth It Out...

My hair's been fried , dyed and blow's been through lots of wear and tear...girl, what happened to ur Remember that commercial?...That's how I felt last weekend when I took a look at my ends. They just looked so ragged and crinkly. Anyway, I've been reading up on the Phyto line and decided to try their Phytospecific products which are geared towards textured, curly, frizzy hair types.

I've been using the PhytoSpecific Moisturizing Styling Balm for the past week and AY DIOS MIO!!! (That's mami chula talk for OMG)....My ends are so soft and smooth. I use a small amount every night on my ends and it has made a world of difference. I also read a review, can't remember where, how it helped stretch out a user's time in between touch-ups because it smoothed out her roots so much. And bestest of all...NO GREASY feeling!!!!

Available @ Sephora.

p.s. - click here to view a chart on how to pick the right products for your hair type.


A Beauty Union...

Nail Polish powerhouse OPI and beauty super store SEPHORA have teamed up to bring us SEPHORA by OPI, a new and exclusive collection of polishes and maintenance products that will have you covered with all your nail essentials.

The polishes include 54 fashion-forward shades for $9 each. These long-lasting, chip-resistant polishes are free of DBP, toluene, and formaldehyde for the perfect mani/pedi.

The Treament Collection includes top coats, base coats, scrubs and moisturizers to keep your fingers and toes in perfect shape. Easy maintenance products to create the perfect at-home regimen.

OPI's artistic director, Suzi Weiss-Fischmann says "Sephora by OPI allows this woman to find the highest quality products for her nails and hands at the same place that she shops for all of her fine beauty products."

What more could we ask for?????

Available exclusively @ Sephora


LUSH Giveaway...

To celebrate the wedding season, LUSH is giving away the new White Wedding bath bomb on Saturday, August 9th. The limited edition bath bomb is a blend of jasmine, rose, ylang ylang and bergamot essential oils.

The catch - a bride will appear outside your local LUSH store to throw her bouquet. Catch the bouquet and you will be the lucky winner of the bath bomb. The bride will appear every hour, on the hour, from 12pm – 5pm.

Locate your local store here.


Metrosexual Gone Wild...

So I was reading an article a while back on how men are becoming more and more comfortable with this whole "metro-sexual" thing. Now I don't mind an occasional mani/pedi and I don't even mind a trim down there, but I must draw the line when it comes to brazilian waxes, makeup and pantyhose!!

During a recent interview, Puff stated:

"While I'm getting ready I like to relax with a drink - vodka and lemonade - and listen to some James Brown...Then I'll have a manicure and pedicure - and yes, I wax as well. Men owe it to women to make sure they are well-groomed...I wax my privates. "

Apparently Jay Z feels the same way as US Weekly quoted him saying "bald is beautiful".

MAN Makeup is also on the rise. Cosmetics companies are creating more man-friendly products like GUYliner, Manglaze polishes and BOYblush. Um...Boy George?

Lastly, To make matters worse, designers are now creating MANyhose. Now I need to know why a man would need to rock some pantyhose. I can't say I'm too confortable with my man borrowing my fishnets because his has a gaping hole you know where.

Could it be that I'm just not as open-minded as I thought I was?????????


Beyonce for L'Oreal...

Is it me, or is she looking xtra pale in this shot?


UPDATE: L'Oreal realeased the following statement:

"We highly value our relationship with Ms. Knowles. It is categorically untrue that L'Oreal Paris altered Ms. Knowles' features or skin tone in the campaign for Feria hair color," the Paris-based company said in a statement sent to the Associated Press through the singer's representative.

The rep also stated that Beyonce will not comment beyond L'Oreal's statement.

Um, I wouldn't comment either and mess up my money!!!!!...But I'm not buying that crap, she is not that light!


Bobbi B Buffing Beads...

Have you found your perfect cleaser but just can't seem to find that perfect scrub? Well what if your cleanser could be that scrub?

Bobbi Brown's Buffing Beads are these little itty bitty grains that can be mixed with any cleanser to create a gentle scrub. Use it a few times a week to exfoliate your skin and encourage skin cell turnover.

Available at Nordstroms and Bobbi B online


My Philosophy...

This one-step facial cleanser is THEEE best cleanser out there. I've been using this cleanser for the past 2 years and it is fantastic. I've never been this faithful to any product. ( I'm such a product whore....mamma has liiiived!) It melts away makeup, cleanses and tones without stripping and drying out your face. Purity Made Simple indeed!

Available in it's original creamy formula and a new foam pump formula at Sephora.



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