Weekend Beauty Reads from The Beauty Blog Network


Lilan from The Daily Cookie shows you how to use the TRIA At-Home Laser Hair Removal System and get rid of pesky hairs with an easy video tutorial!

Beauty Anonymous reviews Flower By Kenzo Summer Fragrance 2008!

A Touch of Blusher talks about Paul & Joe’s lilac eyeshadow.

The Makeup Divas reviews Mac’s Mineralize Skin Finish.

Got wimpy lashes? Head over to Beauty Junkie in SF to enter to win a Marini Lash Eyelash Conditioner and grow those babies into full, voluminous lashes!

Want perfect brows? Roselyn from Makeup Makes Me Happy is RAVING about the latest goodies from Anastasia Beverly Hills. Check out this fun video she has put together of all her favorite must-haves!

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MINT Jodi Arnold Transition Sale

Few things in life are better than a secret sale, girls. I adore MINT Jodi Arnold, I wear this MINT dress I bought a couple years ago ad nauseum. It’s divine. You can purchase the items up to 75% off retail online by going to the secret web address: buy.jodiarnoldnyc.com/transsecret.html

* You will be notified within 1-2 business days to confirm the status of your order. Due to anticipated demand, MINT Jodi Arnold does not guarantee any specific items selected will be available during this special sale.

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Put on your Game Face: Summer 2008 Beauty Olympics

Opening Ceremonies: Dolls, I’ve been testing out products to identify which cosmetics would be Beijing-bound – if there only were a beauty category. Daneen and I are participating in synchronized beauty blogging to provide you guys with a dream team of beauty products expertly culled from our respective extensive reviews. Using a scale of 1 to 10 (just like the Olympic judges!), we are awarding three winners in each category the gold, silver and bronze. Read on to find out which beauty champions made the list. To quote Daneen, “these winners demonstrate such amazing strength, agility, and endurance, you’d swear they’re on steroids.”

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Weekly Phenom List

Origins Modern Friction $37): I adore this natural alternative to microdermabrasion. Includes smoothing rice starch suspended in a not-too-rich cream to rapidly remove old skin cells. Lemon oil revitalizes skin for an illuminated appearance. Post-scrub, my skin feels smooth and hydrated – never dry or irritated. LOVE.

Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne ($55): First of all, if you’re not on board with Jo Malone, you need to GET on board, because it’s the olfactory equivalent of a Mercedes Benz. Second, I’ve heard so many people extol the virtues of this scent, but it was clinched for me when Jean Godfrey-June, Beauty Director of Lucky, raved about it after attending a Jo Malone event. And since I pretty much try to do everything JGJ does (seriously, her column is a MUST READ. She’s subtly hilarious and I’ve read her book, Free Gift with Purchase, twice.), I made it my biz to try out the scent for myself when I hit up a Jo Malone Holiday Preview event last month (stay tuned for details on that!). Its citrusy sweetness is tempered by peppery basil, white thyme, and a non-hippyish patchouli.

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Gloss Menagerie: August 2008

Hi, gals!

I’ve decided to institute a recurring feature on BBJ called Gloss Menagerie where I’ll do a quick run-down of all my glosses currently doing purse rotation. Here’s my current list:

MODELCO Lip Lights in Summer Nectar ($28): Equipped with its own LED light, it’s perfect for reapplying in a dark club. Be ready to answer questions about it, as there’s no way to apply the gloss without using the accompanying light – it turns on automatically when you remove the wand from its container. This softly-glittered formula yields glistening sheen: it’s a peachy nude with gold flecks for a Jennifer Lopez-style nude lips moment that’s just dying to be paired with a smoky eye. Maybe a plum-toned one. Who can begin to guess?

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Bliss Sale: Online and In-Spa August 18-24

Great news, gals! Bliss Spas will hold sale Monday, August 18th – Sunday, August 24th. Get up to 70% off at the following locations:

Bliss Soho 568 Broadway (at Prince Street), 2nd Floor (212) 219 8970
Mon–Fri 9am–9pm
Wed 12pm–9pm
Sat 9:30am–6:30pm
Sun 10am–6pm

Bliss57 12 W. 57th Street – (between 5th and 6th Avenues), 3rd Floor (212) 219 8970
Mon–Fri 9:00am–8:30pm
Sat 9:30am–6:30pm
Sun 10:00am–6:00pm

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Enter to Win a Redken Full Frame 07 Protective Volumizing Mousse

Fun treat, gals! Redken and VOGUE have offered to sponsor a BBJ giveaway! Enter to win via the form below to win a Redken Full Frame 07 Protective Volumizing Mousse! There will be ten winners. Please remember to include your name, email address, address and phone number in the entry form below. The deadline is Wednesday, August 13th at 9pm. I’ll announce the ten winners on the 14th. Good luck!

Redken and VOGUE Screening: Behind the Lens

Last night, I attended a screening of BEHIND THE LENS: The Look of Fall 2008. The film followed Redken’s hilar Creative Consultant Guido
as he collaborated with Peter Som, Luella, Roberto Cavalli, and Jean Paul Gaultier
to create runway looks inspired by the season’s fashion trends. I loved seeing how Guido created hair masterpieces to correspond with the designers’ respective looks, which ranged from theatrical (Jean Paul Gaultier) to English Countryside (Luella). The hair for all four shows was varied, but genius.

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Cubicle Farm Savior

Bliss has a new online booking system so the IT dude who’s into Dungeons and Dragons in the next cube over doesn’t need to know you’re scheduling a bikini wax for Tuesday at 6pm. A simple point and click is all you need to book any Bliss Spa appointment online from Soho to Scottsdale!

Click here to book an appointment.

Image credit: blissworld.com

Win a Photo Shoot with Teen Vogue!

Teen Vogue is searching for a girl with great style to photograph for the magazine. If you think you have what it takes, go to teenvogue.com/contests and upload a head-to-toe picture of yourself in your most fashion-forward outfit.

They’ll pick their favorites and then let readers vote for the lucky winner, whom they’ll fly to New York City, provide with a full glam-squad — hair, makeup, the works! — and shoot for a future issue.

And as and as if appearing in Teen Vogue weren’t enough, you could also win one of 50 Jill Stuart handbags just by entering
the contest! Plus, those voted into their top ten will receive a $500 gift certificate to ultrachic shopping site shopbop.com.

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