Follicular Nirvana: Two Products for Hair Smoother than Michael Phelps’ Bod

Hi, dolls!

How was your weekend? Mine was phenom, I caught up with Jamie and saw The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (not as good as the first one, but worth it to see Blake Lively’s TDF – to die for – mane). Saturday, I ended up seeing the deliciously campy Mamma Mia with my friend JoEllen after a delish brunch at 7A. Both movies included a lot of great hair. I was inspired, gals. I was inspired to kick up my own hair game quite a few notches, so I rooted through my beauty stash – mine’s in several bags in my room, unfortunately, I don’t have the space situations other beauty bloggers rave about like Tia Williams‘ beauty room or Michelle‘s nail polish room, but I do have goals to achieve such organized beauty space. Anyway, I chose a winning combo of Bumble and bumble Creme de Coco Masque and White Sands Porosity.

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Splendid Weekend Reads

From the Splendicity community, comes this week best in beauty, fashion and shopping.


Beautiful Makeup Search wonders if the mascara madness will ever end.

Aging Fabulous explores the possibilities of Botox.

The Fragrance Fanatic introduces us to the Twice As Clean gift set.

The Scented Life is helping you choose perfumes by the horoscope.

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

Beauty Banter reveals the Battle of the Body Lotions… See which lotion won!

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Total Beauty Web Tour

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!

Come check out what hair products The Makeup Divas are raving about.
Beauty Tyrant has found the foundation that can make you 5 years younger!. She’ll tell you whether that’s a truth or myth

Monique at Beauty Girl Musings tries out the much buzzed about It! Cosmetics Abs in a Box. find out what she thinks!

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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:

* 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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