Taylor Swift for Covergirl

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On signing her first beauty contract,

“I am so excited to become the next COVERGIRL,” said Swift. “I have admired many of the COVERGIRL’s since I was a little girl… great artists and actresses who are confident and still themselves. It’s like a dream come true to be a part of the future of COVERGIRL.”

She will be the new face of Covergirl’s new luxury products being released next year! (I am so intrigued….)

“The long list of famous COVERGIRL’s has included Christie Brinkley, Cheryl Tiegs, Rachel Hunter, Tyra Banks, Rihanna, Niki Taylor and Molly Sims, and its current roster including Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Hawkins and Ellen DeGeneres.”

Madame B

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MAC- Senior Artist Nicole Thompson

Leading up and amazing group of 65  make-up artists over 40 of RAFW shows is Mac Senior artist Nicole Thompson. Here are her must have products for the up-coming shows, which will include, Ginger and Smart, Camilla and Marc and Zambesi just to name a few.

fix -loresNicole’s first pick is the Fix Plus Spray ($27) 

“I will go through at least 3 bottles of this during FW my most favourite MAC product and it’s also the cheapest! Yay!”

I  love Fix Plus Spray too. Its probably one of my most used products even though I don’t really mention it much, it is really versatile. It works great with pigments, sheering out foundation or applying to your sponge or brush for an easier foundation application. Having super dry skin I also like to stipple some over my powder application to combat the cakey powdery look.

Her favourite uses,

“I will use it before and after moisturizing to really lock in that hydration. I will spritz it onto the bodies to give a beautiful sheen and if the model has dry skin I will load up the face with this spray and then massage it in.”

The next three are products that I’m personally yet to so I’ll stick with quotes from Nicole herself,

Face and body Foundation ($60)macfaceb

“This is the foundation of choice for MAC artists and also freelance artists and I can’t live without it, dramatic right? Its just that good. Its the foundation that doesn’t look like you are wearing anything you just manage to have a healthy glow, super dewy and super sheer. That’s what we use on the models bodies to even out their skin tone for all those skimpy outfits.”

Cream Colour Bases ($35)

Cream Colour Base

“In a range of colours matte is out of my book its all about fresh flawless sheeny skin and these products are the way to go. Use pearl or Hush to highlight the skin, and Tint or Mid-Tone Sepia to contour …ahhh”

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Prep and Prime Lash ($25)

“Can’t be bothered putting false lashes on? But want dramatic lashes this is the product to get them! Layer it on before your mascara and watch the lashes grow in length and thickness!!!”

  

Did you miss out on the correspondent opportunity MAC was running last week??

Well they have another competition even more fabulous that the first!
   
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    Yes that’s right you could win a trip for you and a friend to go check out  NEW YORK FASHION WEEK!!!!
   

Enter at

www.maccosmetics.com.au/rafwsweeps

    
   Good luck to everyone!!!

Madame B

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Review: Trilogy Vital Moisturising Cream

Vital Jar The  next in the Trilogy review series!

I have dry skin, drier than a rhinoceros, I’m not even exaggerating.   The problem is that I also have large pores and I find that many of the moisturisers I try that are actually moisturising enough clog my pores.

This stuff doesn’t! I couldn’t be happier with the results of the Trilogy products, ( generally I only like one thing from a range). My skin is appearing healthier all-over!

As with the other products this is also environmentally friendly and contains the ever so popular rosehip oil along with evening primrose, carrot and orange flower. The scent I hear is a down fall for some, it is kind of grandma-ish, but having found a moisturiser that works on my dry, dry skin and doesn’t clog my pores I really don’t care!

I use this in the morning after cleansing and at night after cleansing, toning, rosehip oil then the moisturiser. My skin feels softer, no flakies ( i am still exfoliating) and appears more hydrated and fresh.

I honestly don’t know what else to say, there isn’t anything negative I’ve found with it,  and I would have by now I’ve been using it for over 2 months.

Vital Moisturising Cream 60g available  $38.00

www.trilogyproducts.com

 

Madame B

xoxo

This was given for reviewing purposes

‘It won’t happen overnight, but it will happen’

 

Remember that line that helped make 90’s Pantene Ambassador Rachel Stewart famous??Rachel Hunter and Renee Stewart for Pantene

Well she’s back (here in Australia actually) to once again promote Pantene. Here helping her out to appeal to the new generation Pantene is her daughter Renee on her first professional assignment!

The television ads will feature the mother daughter duo and with start airing next month.

“Rachel says she’s honoured to be associated with Pantene as it continues to innovate, educate and transform since
she first began promoting it during the early 1990’s.”

“The new generation Pantene range features a light-weight formula, DailyMoisturisingR_Set1stylish new packaging and innovative treatment
products such as the Night Miracle Leave on Crème Serum, which delivers up to eight hours of continuous repair1 as
you sleep.”

      

 

Available from May 2010.

 

 

 

Madame B

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Review: Trilogy Rosehip Oil

 

Trilogy Rosehip Oil has been scientifically proven to help the appearance of scars and stretch marks, in fact it has scored 10/10 in an evaluation for its performance!Trilogy - the clinically proven Rosehip oil

 

I can definitely see and feel the difference and understand why it has been growing in popularity amongst a wide demographic.
Improves skin moisture by up to 44%
Reduces appearance of wrinkles by up to 23%
Improves skin smoothness by up to 21%

 

Only a small amount is needed (2-3 drops) as this marvellous oil spreads easily and evenly. The lid doubles as a dropper so no product is wasted, (hygienic too!)

I have personally been using this mainly on my décolletage as this is the one area I’m a tad paranoid about aging. I find that it spreads beautifully leaving my skin gleaming with a healthy glow.

I also gave this to my mother to use and she was equally impressed but for a different use. Working as an aged carer she often gets bumps and scratches from the rowdy residents (yes, in an aged care home) and the Rosehip Oil  has definitely been helping her skin to repair quicker and smoother.

The only thing that I’m not overly keen on is the scent, but to be honest it doesn’t last long enough to really bother me. (That’s just me nit-picking)

Overall I find The Trilogy Rosehip oil to work just like it claims, which is refreshing since there are a sea of products that really don’t!

 

www.trilogyproducts.com

check out my review for the Trilogy Everything Balm here

Madame B

xoxo

*Sample was received for reviewing purposes

Green beauty, In more ways than one….

 

I don’t know about you but I’m loving that more and more brands are jumping on the green bandwagon. From Ingredients to packaging its a nice to see some brands are thinking ahead,  hopefully it won’t just be a fad!

April 22nd, (today) marks Earth Day. I thought it would be only fitting to show another green beauty item, so I decided on Clarins new (and first) natural Organic Gentle Beauty Cleansing Soap.

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Beauty Benefits  

   Gently cleanses the face and body, eliminating all toxins and impurities, while preserving skin’s natural hydration

    Gives skin a wonderful feeling of suppleness and comfort, thanks to the combination of Shea Butter nourishing benefits and Hazelnut Oil anti-dehydration properties

    Natural citrus fruit essential oils give a subtle, fresh, delicate fragrance

    99.9% ingredients of natural origin

    83.5% ingredients obtained from organic farming

    The highest quality plant extracts, certified organic by Ecocert*

    Suitable for all skin types

*Ecocert is an organic certification organisation based in Europe which conducts inspections in over 80 countries, making it one of the largest organic certification organisations in the world

Available now        $25.00 

 www.adorebeauty.com.au

Do you like this new era of green beauty?

What are your favourite environmentally friendly brands?

Madame B

xoxo

Harajuku Lovers Summer Makeover

Harajuku Lovers Fragrance: N.1. A Fatal Attraction to Cuteness

sunshine cutie (suhn-shahyn) (kyoo-tee) n.1. A super cute, sun-loving, beach-bumming doll who would never compromise on fashion for a day at the beach!

Here with a new look,

HJL Sunshine Cuties group bottle shot

The fragrances stay the same, the dolls just have a cute new summer wardrobe!!!

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“LIL ANGEl” (an’jel) n. 1. One of the celestial beings attendant upon God. 2. A kind and lovable person. 3. The love who watches over me. 4. Slang. Someone who doesn’t get caught. 5. Cute little booger nose on my shoulder. 6. Wings that flutter.

A citrus gourmand

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“BABY” (baŸbe) n., pl. ~bies 1. A very young child. 2. The youngest member of a family or crew. 3. My main squeeze, my honey, my plaything. 4. What boys say. 5. Hot sexy thing that makes me go crazy.

A dewy floral

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“G” “Your look is so distinctive like DNA, like nothing I’ve ever seen in the USA – a ping-pong match between eastern and western did you see your inspiration in my latest collection?”

A creamy musk

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“LOVE” (luv) n. 1 A. An intense affectionate concern for another person. B. A passionate attraction. 2. A beloved person. 3. A strong liking or enthusiasm for something. 4. A zero score in tennis. 5. To feel love for. ~ In love. ~ Enamored. ~ v. Loved, loving.

 -A fruity floral

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“MUSIC” (MUlSIC) N. 1. The art of organizing sound. Vocal sounds having some degree of rhythm, melody, and harmony. 2. A musical composition or body of such compositions. 3. The soundtrack of my life, feel it, shut up and listen, keep on dancing. (see also) life.

A sensuous floral

Previous releases included a winter wardrobe. These are limited edition so if you collect make sure you don’t miss out!

Harajuku Lovers Sunshine Cuties fragrance set available now (released 11 April)

5 X collectible eau de toilette 10 Ml ea $140.00

Madame B

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Juicy Couture – Couture Couture

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The bottle itself is exquisite, a sparkling falcon wrapped in a pink and gold zipper with a g&p charm finished with a gorgeous gold lid this will look fabulous atop your vanity.

 
I personally adore Juicy Couture Couture, I get so many compliments every time I wear it! I find it to be very long lasting and has been my number one choice of perfume for the evening. But it does appear to be one of those love it or hate it fragrances.
I have tried all the Juicy Couture fragrances and I feel this is the more ‘mature’ of the three, a little less girly girl and a bit more womanly. The scent opens slightly sweet and dries down to a powdery finish, It’s neither too overpowering or sugary, which is what I like.

Along with this release there is a range of limited editions,

"Couture Couture Limited Editions feature products for the body and home to lightly fragrance the skin and environment with the popular Couture Couture scent."

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These are stunning and would make a beautiful gift for any special female in your life.

Couture Couture Eau de Parfum Spray 30ml-$85 / 50ml-$120 / 100ml-$160
Dusting Powder 100mL $75
Body Creme 200mL $75
Dry Oil Spray 200mL $65 (my pick, dry oil sprays are a firm fragrance favourite of mine)
Sugar Scrub 285g $75
Solid Perfume Bracelet  $85 (to be released)
Candle in Crystal Goblet $500

(All Australian RRP)

Available in Australia nationwide from April 25th (Sunday) 2010

Madame B

xoxo

Sample provided for reviewing purposes