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NARS outdoes itself every season and now, NARS is here with it’s latest Fall 2009 Collection. They create products which are always a must-have and with this collection, they did it again.

Mr. François Nars, Founder and Creative Director of NARS Cosmetics said, “For this collection, I wanted to create something strong, fragile, and seductive but not aggressive” . He added that this collection is feminine and romantic with a distinct edge.

A model wearing Nars Fall 2009 Collection

A model wearing Nars Fall 2009 Collection

Nars Fall 2009

Nars Fall 2009

The collection includes:

Fast Ride Lipstick: This seemingly dark purple color may intimidate, but its true shade is revealed when swiped across lips. It’s a sheer mulberry color that falls somewhere between an intense plum wine stain, and a moody, deep violet.

Tokaido Express: Named after Japan’s most heavily frequented high-speed rail route, this new hue is a cult classic with an opulent blackened amethyst doused with ultra-fine gold dust particles.

Silk Road Duo Eyeshadow: Classic meets edgy with this new shade from traditional damask fabrics. This new duo includes an icy pink paired with a warm rose gold with golden flecks.

Brumes Duo Eyeshadow: Brumes perfectly capture moody shades of a cool twilight sky. It pairs a velvety matte charcoal with a sparkling, blue state for a smoky eye that’s confident and clear.

Indian Summer Duo Eyeshadow: Swipe frosted champagne shimmer up to the brow, and line the upper lid with autumnal deep, matte mustard for a striking look, appropriate for every season.

Mekong Single Eyeshadow: It’s perfect addition to woman’s adventurous palette. It’s intense, blackened espresso hue with rose gold is a study in contrasts. It exudes a sexy attitude, a simple, and fashion-forward sophistication.

These fall shades are so stunning and that it’s hard to resist them. This collection is available online at official site of Nars Cosmetics and at Nordstrom.

There’s a great news for women at homes. Temptu Pro, the leader in airbrush makeup system, is working with big name magazines like Italian Vogue, W, Harper’s Bazaar, and several A-list Hollywood celebrities, with over three decades in business. With a prestige for delivering superior quality, and natural-looking makeup, they’re going to release, the at home Temptu AIRbrush Makeup System, for the first time ever. This makeup system will be available at Sephora only.

Temptu Airbrush Makeup System

Temptu Airbrush Makeup System

Sephora is so much excited of this new product that they’re appointing staff members to solely teach customers, how to use it. This airbrush system uses breakthrough design and technology to deliver flawless results to skin with no lines, and blending with ease application. It provides such a natural look that one can’t tell whether you’re wearing makeup or not.

It has a unique hybrid trigger designed to give complete control to user for giving pinpoint, mess-proof application every time. There are pods for foundation, blush, and highlighting. A complimentary line Retouch, is included in kit to give a touch-up throughout the day. Finally, you can achieve long-lasting pro results every day at the comfort of your own home.

It has silicon-base with several shades to fit any skin tone. The kit comes with Airbrush, Air compressor, and an instructional DVD all for a price of $225.

Temptu Airbrush Makeup System will be there on August 1st at and on September 15th at Sephora stores.

The most awaited fall 2009 collection has finally arrived! And Smashbox is here with its all new Reign fall collection which is inspired by the English Tudors ruling era- an imperial court mired in salacious scandal and royal indulgence. This collection is provocative and sexy that gives a glimpse of royalty and its extravagant lifestyle.

Smashbox Reign Collection Fall 2009

Smashbox Reign Collection Fall 2009

You’ll love the rich and lust-worthy eye shadows, metallic eyeliners, luxurious lip colors and packaging of this collection. The collection includes:
Reign Eye Shadow Palette- $42: It includes decadent mirrored compacts with 6 baked shadows in both shimmer and matte for higher pigmentation and longer wear. Wear the shimmery shades dry for a gorgeous wash of luminous color and wet for a metallic, smoky look. Use matte shades as base, or in the outer corners and crease to accentuate a smoky eye.

Reign Jet Set Palette- $48: Adorn your eyes with four opulent shades in budge-proof metallic liner. This best-selling waterproof formula comes with a mirrored airtight compact with a mini arced liner brush for flawless application. Includes 3 new shades best-selling deep black shade.

Reign Lash DNA- $19: Bejewel lashes in a sumptuous new Black Plum shade fit for a royal. This protein and amino acid packed mascara formula dramatically lengthens, defines and strengthens eyelashes.

Reign Doubletake Lip Color- $22: Envelop lips in rich color to lust after. This doubletake lip color has long-wearing liner on one end and velvety-smooth lip color on other in two of Fall’s hottest shades.

Reign Lip Gloss- $19: Indulge lips in luxurious, creamy color and shine. This ultra-moisturizing gloss give lips a gorgeous warm nude shade that pairs perfectly with Fall’s smoky eye.

Reign Fusion Blush- $32: Give cheeks a sensual and blushy glow with this dual-toned blush in both matte and shimmer shades, housed in a gorgeous mirrored compact.
Reign Fall Collection 2009 is available online at

Ouidad curl cure

Ouidad curl cure

Got ringlets? Find difficulty in controlling and curing ’em? Ouidad (pronounced as wee-dad) has a wonderful and perfect solution to this curly-hair problem. Known in the beauty and hair industry for treating and styling curly hairs, Ouidad is like a haven for people who battle their ringlets every day.

Ouidad’s extensive haircare line offers a wide range of curl-specific haircare products, which is backed by years of research and expertise that aims to beautify the waves you were born with. From kinky waves to frizzy ringlets, it has perfect curly-hair solutions.

These curly hair products are exclusively available at Sephora only. Following are some of the Ouidad’s products you would like to choose:

  • Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel $22
  • New Curl Essentials Starter Kit $25
  • New 12 Minute Deep Treatment Intensive Repair $50
  • New Botanical Boost Moisture Infusing & Refreshing Spray $16
  • New Clear Control Pomade $26

Give definite shape and beautiful bounce to your curls with a luster. Let them express their naughtiness…

Lancôme Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate

Lancôme Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate

Lancôme has invented their first anti-aging or Youth Activating Concentrate “Genifique”, that boosts the gene’s activity at very origin of your skin’s youth. Backed with 10 years of research and 7 International Patents this product is faintly scented and is a very lightweight watery serum.

According to Lancôme, various genes and proteins that are responsible for appearance of youthful skin were studied and identified. Their presence diminishes with growing age. This formula of Génefique stimulates activity of genes and production of proteins that are associated with youthful skin. Always use it after cleansing and toning and before any moisturizer. You can see the change in just 7 days as skin becomes cushiony soft and velvety to touch.

This product has a relatively short ingredient list which mainly includes salicyloyl phytosphingosine that reduces wrinkle depth and improve skin texture. Nearly all other ingredients are fairly standard ones that are often found in other skincare products too.

Grab this item @ Macy’s and Sephora.

New Ombre Butterfly Tee

New Ombre Butterfly Tee

Brittany Babydoll Butterfly Top

Brittany Babydoll Butterfly Top

Comfortable ready-to-wear purview of clothing starts from T-Shirts. They have always been believed as mere essentials and a building block of fashion.With hot summers on, both men and women find them equally relaxing for providing some relief from scorching heat and sun.

Most women’s casual wear T-Shirts come in pastel shades with various styles and designs. Women’s fashion tees are making an arrival this fall in tighter, shape-hugging silhouettes with soft, luxurious fabrics, giving an advantage to the women with slimmer figure.

Butterfly print tees, are the most favorite among girls. Signing off from simple butterfly prints, there are some very beautifully designed patterns for gals, who want some extra beyond relax and comfort.

G by Guess offers a wide range of beautifully designed tees which will groom your personage. The sweet Ombre tee with pretty butterflies and whimsical flowers create a flirty backdrop with sparkling rhinestones. Available in three colors this tee defines your figure in a perfect way. Look at the Sweet babydoll shape top (right) with a V front and back. Colorful butterflies and rhinestones sparkle adds a dose of edge with slash detail, lending a rocker vibe to this burnout top.

When someone sees styles, patterns and colors of these tees, a fairly common response comes, “Wow!”  You’ll surely love them at one sight. There are really so distinct, elegant and refreshing that will keep you cool and catchy throughout the day!

Just add wings to your style…

Maybelline Pulse Perfection Vibrating Mascara

Maybelline Pulse Perfection Vibrating Mascara

Amodel wearing pulse perfection mascara

A model wearing pulse perfection mascara

Maybelline’s new Define-a-Lash Pulse Perfection Mascara is one that creates ultimate lash look with 7,000 vibrations per minute and 7 synchronized actions, which includes luscious thickness, luxurious length, smooth separation, intensive color, shapely curve, healthy luster and zero clumps. WOW!!

There’s no need of an eye lash curler any more… Improve the eye’s look with its vibration feature which works with above sync actions. There’s no need to use this mascara in a zig zag way as its vibrator does it all and makes lashes evenly spread out. It will feel like you’re combing and massaging your eye lashes. It will add a natural spark to your eyes. It is available in both waterproof and washable formulas in shades of very black and blackest black.

So, why pay $30 – $40 for other vibrating mascara when this product costs less than $20 and does exact same thing? Just try, you’ll definitely LOVE it!!

Creed, world’s only privately held luxury fragrance dynasty, has served more than 10 royal houses, leading artists, and many renowned personalities for 249 years. And now, the master perfumer Olivier Creed and his son, Erwin, are offering a fragrance of lasting artistry and permanent value, CREED Acqua Fiorentina, which will be debuting soon at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman.

Described as a floral and fruity fragrance, it opens on fruity notes of plum and greengage plum, floral and citrusy notes of rose, Indian carnation, bergamot, lemon, Virginian cedar and Indian sandalwood. It can be found as 30 ml and 75 ml, visually pink, like a gently stained glass or sun on the River Arno at morning.

The bottle accentuate Renaissance style with silver flowers etched on sides, which elicits beauty and prosperity of Florence that endures the day.

According to Mimifroufrou,

“..premier bottles of CREED Acqua Fiorentina were delivered to office of the First Lady (six bottles!), Queen Rania of Jordan and President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner of Argentina, by request of Olivier CREED.”…

Exclusive Creed Acqua Fiorentina Perfume

Exclusive Creed Acqua Fiorentina Perfume

Enjoy new royal fragrance of 2009!

Summer is the time when heat and humidity makes you feel hot and sticky. In such a situation you’ll definitely look for a fun and fit hairstyle for summer which is not only easy to make but accentuates your features and also keeps cool.

Anne Hathaway in a ponytail

Anne Hathaway in a ponytail

Beautiful updo hairstyle

Beautiful updo hairstyle

If you can’t go with short hairs and want them to keep up and off your neck then try a Fancy Updo. Updos are timeless hairstyle which was very popular in the 90s and 80s, and is still a popular hairstyle until now. Some updated variations which are in this season include pinned curls, oriental or Japanese inspired hair updos. This hairstyle works well with both wavy and straight hair, but is best with straight hair. Women with a heavy body structure should avoid this style as it will make them look more bulky..

For a neat, simple and playful summer hairstyle, you can go with a long and loose curly look. Remember to use a heat protectant spray, before using medium and small-sized hot rollers to protect your hair from heat.

If these styles doesn’t suits your face then pull hair into a ponytail, and twist it up. Ponytails look beautiful on any face, if they are tied in a beautiful manner. You can also make a bunch on top of the head and secure it with bobby pins. If your hairs are short then use a hairband or a scarf matching with dress.

Feel Free this Summer with these trendy hairstyles….

Curly Hair style

Curly Hair style


Mirror aviator sunglasses

Aviator sunglasses are the most popular and one of the oldest designs of sunglasses among all. These sunglasses have an oversized teardrop-shaped lens and thin metal frame.

Earlier these were used only by military persons and NASA astronauts only but now they are liked and worn by every kind of person. Infact, it has become a symbol of style statement today.

There are so many styles and shapes of aviator sunglasses in the market, that it’s difficult to find the suitable for oneself. The classic range, have a dark metal frame with reflective lenses while the modern sunglasses offers square lenses, with funky colors in a very wide range. One of the very popular sunglass is the mirrored lens which many film stars prefer to wear. These are best with point of view, protection and style.

Heine Silver Sunglasses

Heine Silver Sunglasses

Typical of their job, these sunglasses are hardy and designed to keep strong wind, sunlight and dust out of the wearer’s eyes. The aviator sunglasses are dark colored to give the wearer abundant protection from flashy light.

Aviators are androgynous, meaning that these are wearable by both men and women. They are Usually preferred in black and brown tinged lenses, other popular shades are green, blue, gray, and violet coming in a variety of frames, among which gold plated frames are the most favored.

Protect your eyes with harmful ultraviolet radiation of sun with these cool looking sunglasses.

Strapless Ruched Dress

Strapless Ruched Evening Dress

Off-The-Shoulder Gown

Off-The-Shoulder Evening Gown

Every woman wants to look beautiful and charming when going for a special occasion like parties, date or wedding. Women spend a lot of time in selecting the perfect dress for a particular occasion.

Evening gowns are one of those dresses which suits perfect for evening events and grooms your physical appearance. They are available in a wide variety of fabrics like silk, chiffon, satin and many more… Fabric quality of gown should be such, which catches others’ eyes. Not only fabric the design, color and pattern also defines your evening gown.

During the day time, it’s wise to wear soft pastel colors. For evenings, women with dark hair and dark eyes should go for true reds, off-whites and dark purple while women with light-cored hairs should opt pale blue, light purple & lavender.

Your gown color should also complement your complexion. Women with fair complexion will look gorgeous in bold colors mainly black, magenta, chocolate, blood red and natural greens while teals will look fabulous on those with darker complexions.

Prefer to wear high heels matching with your gown’s color with a single color clutch and small earrings.

Empire Waist Dress

Empire Waist Evening Dress

Get ready for that pretty WOW look!!

Lips lend an invigorating look to your face and lipstick adds grace to your lips. Applying lipstick is an art and requires a specific technique, which most women are unaware of. There is a proper way for applying it.

Summer cool colors

Summer cool colors

Remember the golden rule, matte colors for thinner look, while shimmery, glossy colors for fuller look.

Lip liner is used to define look of your lips which should be applied first. It should be neutral in color or match the shade of lipstick and not darker than that.

Use luscious lipsticks for daily use to keep lips moisturized. Applying lip-gloss helps to add more shine and volume to your lips and make them look fuller and highlight them on the face. Thus, women with thick lips are advised to use it with frugality.

Choose lip color according to your lip types. For full lips, choose shades of purple, brown and bronze color which would definitely complement your complexion. It is suggested not to pick bright colors from the stores. If you have thin lips, then go for light shades and strictly avoid dark colors.

Lip color must suit your skin complexion too. If your skin belongs to the category of fair complexion, then you should opt shades of pink, dark berry and cherry red and avoid brown color. If you have a dark complexion, then go for plum, brown and purple shades, crimson red, wine color, and brownish red. The colors perfectly suited for brownish skin are all shades of brown, deep plum shade, red wine color, soft pink and red berries color.

If you decide to go with the bright vibrant color, be sure to stay neutral with other makeup colors such as eyeliners and mascara of your choice to avoid looking like a clown.


Hats are one of the astonishing accessories for women and are being used from several years. They not only serve a beauteous look but also shield your delicate face skin from vibrant rays of sun. Spring is definitely here, so it’s right time to shop for a perfect hat!

Beach Hat

Beach Hat

Ladies cowboy hats give that extra something gals are looking for. Whether women know it or not, they do look sexy in a cowboy hat. Even big name designers are putting essence together stuff this look. Straw type hats are light in weight and color. They will keep you cool by letting out heat trapped in them through the woven material. The light color reflects the sun’s heat and shades your eyes. Women’s derby hat is a wide brim hat embellished with feathers, ribbons, bows, beads, butterflies, birds, and flowers usually in spring colors.

These hats are available in a wide designer range. Kangol hats are famous for its Sweetcorn Collection having wonderful texture, tone on tone grosgrain trim and small metal pin.

You should follow some guidelines while selecting a hat. If you are of petite frame, then look for slightly smaller hats without a large brim; while taller frames should try hats with a wider or floppier brim. Softer brims that curl upwards will suit long faces. Women with round face must avoid round hats and wear more angular shapes, while women with oval face should try hats with colors and styles matching their facial structure.



Trendy Cowboy Hat

Trendy Cowboy Hat

Ravishing Swagger Hat

Ravishing Swagger Hat

Print Dress
Print Dress

A fresh, whimsical print refreshes a timeless silhouette. Solid black piping outlines the scooped neckline while a gross grain ribbon tie defines the waist.

This might be a typical description of a print dress, but all know that we love print dresses. Aren’t they cool ?? Yes they always are 🙂

A fresh flowery print dress is perfect for any occasion; let it be a daytime party like wedding, bridal shower or even a special lunch with your loved one.

Print dresses are cool, but some points always need to be kept in mind when adoring one. Like print dress patterns should be chosen depending on self figure.  Small women should chose prints far apart with more of background space, while larger women should chose prints which are closer together and hence giving less background space.

When wearing floral prints, don’t be tempted to accessorize with a silk flower or buds on your shoes. A more sophisticated approach is to pair with metallic or bright sandals and an oversized bead necklace (pearl or gold) to counter the cuteness factor of a flower print dress.

Yoga Magazine
Yoga Magazine

At the physical level, yoga and its cleansing practices have proven to be extremely effective for various disorders. More importantly, yoga is extremely effective in: 

> Increasing Flexibility – yoga has positions that act upon the various joints of the body including those joints that are never really on the ‘radar screen’ let alone exercised.
> Increasing lubrication of the joints, ligaments and tendons – likewise, the well-researched yoga positions exercise the different tendons and ligaments of the body.

Surprisingly it has been found that the body which may have been quite rigid starts experiencing a remarkable flexibility in even those parts which have not been consciously work upon. Why? It is here that the remarkable research behind yoga positions proves its mettle. Seemingly unrelated “non strenuous” yoga positions act upon certain parts of the body in an interrelated manner. When done together, they work in harmony to create a situation where flexibility is attained relatively easily. >> read more

In a culture that idolizes and promotes food as instant gratification, it’s no surprise that obesity is out of control. We swim upstream against an overwhelming current of continuous media messages that implore us to, “eat, eat, and eat!” – and then to eat some more. No wonder so many dieters fail, or fail to maintain their weight after losing pounds. If you’re one of those frustrated dieters, it’s time to stop “dieting” and start “diet-sizing.”

“Diet-sizing” is what I call the simple habits that enable you to lose weight gradually and keep it off. It’s about developing a routine of sensible eating and moderate exercise tailored to fit you – one you can comfortably live with for the rest of your life.

Here are ten tips for helping to develop a diet-sizing plan right for you. I implemented and refined these ideas while losing 40 pounds in five months – and most importantly, while maintaining my target weight of 155 to 160 pounds for the past five years. Not only do I look and feel younger, I’ve also significantly reduced my cholesterol and blood pressure to the point that I’ve been able to discontinue medications.  >> read more

Summer is all about scorching heat and sun; it is the season when one needs to take special care of skin. As per one of the old sayings `Beauty is just not skin deep`, it is related to one`s inner self and considered as an important element for creating happiness and confidence.

Beauty is always admired and praised; serves a purpose of making woman look beautiful from both inside and outside, reflecting her image and personality. As summer has approached, one needs to put some additional efforts for maintaining beauty.

Summer is the time for vacations, picnics, relaxation, recreation and enjoyment with friends and family. The heat in summers is unbearable that almost makes a person crazy. With help of some beauty and fashion tips, you can make yourself shine, look gorgeous and enjoy true benefits of summer.

Various natural beauty products are being used from old centuries for taking care of skin and hair that enhances one`s look. Nowadays, use of cosmetic products is much in demand for looking young, good and beautiful.

Following is the list of some beauty tips for skin and hair care that helps in enhancing your natural beauty, appearance and makes you feel good, positive and happy. >>read more

Spring is on it’s way and there’s no best time than this to start stocking up on flirty, warm-weather looks. As an fashion freak, a Patio Dresses immediately snags my attention.

Patio dresses this season will see hems fall above the ankle or to brush the top of the foot. Great for the huge range of floral looks that are around this season for a relaxed feminine and stylish look.

Pair with ballet flats, gladiator sandals or a pair of simple thong sandals for a relaxed, glamorous look.


Patio Dresses

Patio Dresses

{April 24, 2009}   Silk-Blend Peasant Tunic
Silk-Blend Peasant Tunic

Silk-Blend Peasant Tunic

Come Summer and we start looking for cool dresses. Something which are comfortable and at same time pleasent too. One such is Silk-Blend Peasent Tunic by Spiegel. A must add to your wardrobe.


History of tunic :

Straight tubular garment, usually sleeveless, which may be tied around the waist or left loose.
Originally a short dress worn by the ancient Greeks and Romans, the tunic reappeared in the 19th century as part of Amelia Bloomer’s dress reform, worn over loose trousers with gathered ankles. In the early 20th century it helped create the long, slender lines fashionable before 1914 in the designs of Paul Poiret. Short tunic dresses worn over longer versions became popular again in the 1960s. Tunics are a common part of girls’ school uniform, and short, loose tunics are also worn for dancing.

But now it’s a part of every women wardrobe, and why it won’t be. After all tunics are comfortable, elegant and cool.

For many women, the fashion and beauty industry has taught us how to be thin and the value of a slim figure. While it is not a debate that a healthy body is usually one that is within a moderate weight, there are women who continue to live as a plus size woman and enjoy every aspect of it.

As a plus size woman, it is important to embrace the beauty of who you are. Creating a positive self image, at any size, is simple with a few techniques. Using body language, smiling often and wearing trendy clothing fit to your body type, will go a long way in obtaining the respect and recognition deserving of a person with a beautiful personality, regardless of weight. >>read more

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