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  • Vapour Organic Beauty Atmosphere Luminous Foundation

    Just when I reached for my tried and somewhat true makeup thinking there was nothing new under the sun along came VAPOUR ORGANIC BEAUTY. This new to me line was developed by Eric Sakas, a top professional in the beauty industry, co-founder of Kevyn Aucoin Beauty and former Director of Color for Philosophy, along with an artisanal cosmetic laboratory that uses only certified organic and food grade ingredients. What a serendipitous pairing! VAPOUR not only offers superior color artistry, but an easy to use method of application, and an ability to blend with skin whether it be as a foundation, lip color or blush. It is a mineral makeup that seems to become a part of your skin, moving and breathing with it yet enhancing your complexion. So natural! And because of this ability to become a part of your skin the Foundation does not fill in or accentuate any lines or wrinkles but simply seems to smooth over them. With an addition of moisture infusing botanicals plus anti-inflammatory Frankincense, anti-oxidant Tulsi (a plant known in India for its healing powers) and mositurizing Lotus flowers Vapour foundation not only gives skin an added luminosity but protects, hydrates as well. After applying in the morning with brush or fingertips there has been no need to reapply during the day.

    August 23, 2010

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Talika Eye Dream

    Talika Eye Dream


    Not getting enough sleep at night? Who in today's world is? Okay, I'll accept the fact that I'm no longer getting my 8 - 9 hour sleep requirement, but I certainly don't like to look like it in the morning. Enter TALIKA EYE DREAM. Now, when a top fashion/beauty mag enthuses about a product that's a pretty good indication that it's something special, and Eye Dream was called "An under eye mask that makes five hours of sleep look like eight." Perfect! Talika tells us that during sleep the delicate skin around the eyes loses up to 50% of its moisture, but on the bright side that is also when this skin is most biologically receptive to hydration and nourishing ingredients. That is precisely what Eye Dream delivers with ultra hydration plus regenerative elements and biopeptides. - Gail Cooke

    February 6, 2010

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow

    There's a mere hint of Fall in the air, and I'm ready for it.- the beginning of a new season, a prelude to holiday parties, all against a backdrop of glorious autumn colors. And, of course, among those glorious colors are the shades in Bobbi Brown's latest collection. The color tones are stunning, subtle yet eye catching, and uber flattering. A must-have for me is the Autumn Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow in Golden Leaf II. It's a tempered sienna, soft and coppery, pearlized so there is a touch of golden glow. Quite unlike any other shade! Love to apply it with Bobbi's Eye Shadow Brush that provides easy access to corners of the eyes, and is perfect for contouring.

    September 1, 2009

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Face Stockholm Liquid Foundation

    The founder of FACE Stockholm was recently awarded a medal for excellence by King Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden! Rightly so because FACE Stockholm has been receiving accolades from happy customers for some time. One of my favorites in this line is their Liquid Foundation, which is light as silk when applied yet provides either sheer or medium coverage depending upon your application. Further, the Foundation is enriched with Vitamin E and Kaolin to absorb impurities as it moisturizes. I like to apply with a cosmetic sponge for lighter coverage and with fingertips when a little more is needed. No need to touch up during the day as this foundation has staying power - as fresh in the evening as it was in the morning. - Gail Cooke

    June 20, 2009

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • T3 360 Refresh Dry Shampoo

    T3 360 Refresh Dry Shampoo


    We all know there are days when a dry shampoo is a girl's best friend. At those times the best company one can keep is Refresh from T3 360. I've paid my dues with shakers that left a powdery mess and hair feeling tacky - no more! Not only is Refresh an amazing product but its aerosol container enables perfect, no-mess application. This dry shampoo thoroughly cleans and volumnizes resulting in refreshed, perfect for finger-running-through hair. No more oiliness, only a healthy shine. It's available in two shades and a breeze to use. Simply spray at roots of hair, brush through and then a few quick shots with your blow dryer. Restyle if you wish.

    March 1, 2009

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Sampar Pure Perfection Prodigal Pen

    "Nobody's perfect" is one of my favorite sayings - I'm glad to have lots of company! So, I accept imperfections but why do they show up at such inconvenient times in the most conspicuous places? A pimple before a job interview? A blemish on my nose. These little surprises keep me humble and I keep Sampar Prodigal Pen. It's my mini magic wand that conceals and heals skin's unwanted visitors without leaving signs of any coverup. A mere 2 ½" long, about the size of a small lipstick, the Pen has a unique roller ball applicator that allows quick targeting of the offending spot. Sampar's Pen is composed of eight essential oils (including lavender, sage, thyme, and savory) that combine to do the trick. I never leave home without it! - Gail Cooke

    January 18, 2009

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Mally Visible Skin Adjustable Coverage Foundation

    The beauty of Mally Visible Skin is that it makes imperfections invisible. Let's face it (pun intended), some days are better skin days than others. On good skin days this foundation can be used dry, providing a full yet very natural looking light coverage that simply allows you to put your best face forward. On those other days, times when skin needs a little extra TLC, apply the foundation wet. This will provide further coverage yet skin will still remain ultra natural in appearance. (Hint: apply with a damp, not wet sponge.) Either way Mally's fantastic foundation delivers a poreless, flawless finish, a no-makeup look with an added glow. As my skin is light my favorite shade is "Fair." Love the slim pink compact with large mirror and compartment for the included sponge puff - love what Mally does for skin!

    December 20, 2008

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Laura Mercier Eye Colour Quad

    The night has a thousand eyes, and I do, too. Oh, alright, I do have a tendency to exaggerate but I certainly can have multi eye looks with this mirrored Eye Quad from Laura Mercier. Ingenue, sophisticate, diva, whatever the whim of the moment can be accomplished with this palette of four complementary tones. My current favorite is Wild Violet, a medley of violets that range from the tenderest hint of color to a vibrant spring violet tone to a bruised purple to a truly deep jungle purple. All have a hint of glimmer. Laura's shadows are silky soft yet long lasting. They go on easily with brush or swab applicator. Speaking of which, I've found that I can use a brush to make even more shades by simply stroking it across two or more of the colours. Violet reigns in spring, summer, fall, and winter. - Gail Cooke

    December 13, 2008

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • Slatkin & Co. The Perfect Autumn 12-pack Scented Tealight Candles Winter

    No one creates a seasonal fragrance with more artistry and integrity than Harry Slatkin. The scent is always pure, authentic, whether it brings to mind the South Seas or, in this case, a lovely winter's day. This Winter candle from Slatkin's The Perfect Christmas Collection has all the freshness of a walk through the woods - the aroma is a blend of pine and bay leaf with a touch of cinnamon. It's brisk yet warm, relaxing. The candle is white, pure as newly fallen snow and housed in a handsome heavy silver glass container while the gift box is decorated with silver snowflakes and pine boughs. It takes all the bluster out of Old Man Winter, leaving instead a pleasing outdoors fragrance while we're snuggled warm and safe indoors. Gail

    December 6, 2008

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Giorgio Armani High Precision Retouch

    No doubt I'm not a magician but I do have a magic wand - it's my High Precision Retouch by Giorgio Armani. Breathes there a woman with skin so perfect that she doesn't need a little concealer now and then or every time she sets foot outside her door? Many concealers have been tried by me and found wanting save for this little gem in a 3 ½" inch tube. The applicator brush is slim, very much like an eyeliner brush making possible the most delicate of touch-ups. There's no way that my finger could cover a blemish as perfectly as this brush. Perfetto, Armani! It's available in a wide variety of shade to complement every skin tone.

    September 21, 2008

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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