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Spotlight: Estee Lauder Pink Ribbon Collection & Weekend Reads from BBN


Happy Sunday, everyone!  Usually, today I’m all about the football but I’m up early and wanted to share with you the Estee Lauder Pink Ribbon goodies for Breast Cancer Awareness Month I saw at Bloomingdale’s yesterday while shopping with my little cousin.

This year, Estee Lauder created two lip collections after the women behind the Lauder name, Evelyn Lauder, and Elizabeth Hurley – Estee Lauder’s long-time spokesperson.


The Evelyn Lauder lipstick collection ($22 US) comes with three of her favorite shades: (l-r) Bali Rose (LE), Candy, and Rich Berry.  This set is sold out online but you can still find a few sets left in stores.


If you’re more of a gloss kind of girl, then check out the Elizabeth Hurley lip gloss collection ($16 US) featuring her favorite shades of High Gloss: (clockwise from top left) Pearl, Pink (LE), and Rose.  I also really love this collection because you get a nice variety of shades to mix and match with more of my already abundant lip collection.  But hey, anything for a good cause, right?




A Buddy To Love: Model Co Eye Liquid Buds


I really hate when I get smudges when applying my mascara.  Ya feel me, right?  And the brand new tubes are especially troublesome since the formulas are much wetter during the first week of use.

I what I hate even more is using my bare finger to try and wipe away the smudge, tugging at my skin around the eye, and worst of all, run the risk of ruining my otherwise lovely eye makeup.


Enter my new saving grace – Eye Liquid Buds Makeup Remover from Model Co.



Beautiful Weekend Reads from The BBN!


My computer is out of commission right now so I can’t give you any visually enticing posts (I’ve got a few!).  I can, however, give you the best beauty reads from my friends at The Beauty Blog Network this weekend so that you can catch up on the latest trends, contests, and stories from around the blogosphere.

Please enjoy while I keep a close eye on my Fantasy Football teams today – wish me luck!  I’ve gotten killed the past two weeks :)

If you are looking for a 100% organic perfume that is free of phthalates, parabens and other toxins, then come check out what solid perfumes The Makeup Divas reviews and recommends.

Beauty Anonymous reviews La Mer The Hydration Infusion.

Jeannie from The Daily Cookie gets invited behind the scenes at Three Custom Color to chat with co-founder Chad Hayduk on fall trends as well as see how he mixes a custom lip gloss just for her!

A Touch of Blusher looks at YSL’s holiday 2008 collection.

Cybelesays is giving away some of Gwen Stefani’s new Harajuku Lovers fragrances. Click here to enter the contest!

Musings of a Muse looks at the new Vincent Longo Diamante Quad in Aquila with Product Photos and Swatches!.

Beauty411 shares the best online beauty shopping websites from the NovemberShopSmart by Consumer Reports magazine! Did your favorite site make the list?

Beauty Banter dishes on MAC’s most fabulous Fall collection – hint: it maybe a collaboration with a MAJOR fashion house!

Beauty and Personal Grooming shares some easy DIY hair-conditioners using raw eggs.

What anti-aging skincare brand does Beauty Blogging Junkie swear by these days? Find out here!

Christine from Beauty in Real Life lets you in on her fave shampoo and conditioner combo. Find out which ones made the cut here.

makeup loves me gives you the skinny on sensa, magic sprinkles that help you lose weight!

Glossypink gets a site makeover and tells you about the red lipsticks that are a must for your makeup wardrobe!

Beauty Junkie in SF figured out how to hide those evil shadows under her eyes with the help of Benefit’s Powderflage and its pretty fan brush.

15 Minute Beauty Fanatic has found a great natural mascara, Tarte’s Lash Hugger!

Yummy411 wants to know if you’re ‘Politically Pretty’!

Pursebuzz.com shows you how to color your eyeshadow primer. Brights never looked brighter and whites never looked whiter! Color my primer here!

Spoiled Pretty is giving away a Junior Drake handbag worth $528. What are you waiting for? Enter today!


Football, a Giveaway, & Reads of the Week


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As much as I love blogging, from now until February, my Sundays are probably going to be dedicated to the greatness that is professional football. And while this may mean that I’m too preoccupied with screaming for touchdowns and watching grown men in tight pants tackle each other to blog, today I’m not too distracted to bring you a SURPRISE, random giveaway!


Today I’m sending one lucky newsletter subscriber an extra goody bag from my blog-iversary mani pedi party from a few weeks ago worth over $130! In it you’ll find: sold-out MAC lippies from the summer Neo Sci-Fi collection in Pink Grapefruit and Astral, the new Fall Dimensions Cheeks & Eyes Palette from Prescriptives’ new Daring collection, tarte’s best-selling cheek stain in Flush, and goodies from the ladies at China Glaze – polish in For Audrey, a foot & callus file, and Ardell lashes!

So if you haven’t already, check your email to see if you’re a winner. If you didn’t win this time, don’t forget that you can be eligible to win another random giveaway if you’re signed up for my monthly newsletter. And if you’re not signed up, don’t miss your chance to win my next random giveaway (you never know when it’ll happen!), just enter in your email address below.


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Now, while I go back to watching the Sunday games – kick off is in a few minutes! – please check out these lovely weekend reads from my friends from The Beauty Blog Network!


Catch Up with The Beauty Blog Network!

Good morning ladies! I’ve got a busy day ahead of me – the Boyfriend and I have already planned out what Vietnamese food we want to eat today (the variety in San Francisco is abysmal) and then we’re also off to see my cousin and meet our new god daughter for the first time. It’s hard to believe that Katanah is almost 4 months already!  I bet she’s adorable!  Don’t worry, I’ll probably have a ton of pictures to share with you later this weekend!!

How is your Saturday coming along? I have to get ready to head out soon to visit my family. Hopefully after our trip, things will wind down a little bit so that I can get back to my regular posting. Until then, please enjoy these wonderful weekend reads from my friends at The Beauty Blog Network!

Beauty Anonymous reviews FlowerbyKenzo Eau de Parfum Nomad Spray from Kenzo 2008 Ryoko Collection.

The Makeup Divas reviews Smashbox Breast Cancer Awareness Eye & Lip Palettes.

Vampy lips and sultry eyes are all the rave this Fall season! Roselyn from Makeup Makes Me Happy shows you how to achieve this sultry look in this spicy makeup tutorial, using items from MAC’s latest limited edition collection, Cult of Cherry.

A Touch of Blusher previews Prescriptives’ holiday 2008 Colorscope Palette.

The Muse reviews Cargo’s new Color Eyeshadow Palette in Tahiti featuring Swatches, Product Photos, and Several Looks using this brand new palette!

StyleBell presents Redken’s only Guido and his Fall Hair Trends with amazing hair style images!

Beauty Junkie in SF is giving away to one lucky reader a T-Shirt from C&C California and Burt’s Bees, in support of the Vote Natural Campaign. Check it out!

Beauty Banter gives YOU an exclusive step-by-step tutorial on how to achieve the Fall face! Loaded with pictures and products!

Cybelesayspickstheir favorite eye shadow colors for the season. Did your favorite brands make it in?

Rouge Deluxe reviews Kenzo’s Eau de Fleur perfumes!

15 Minute Beauty Fanatic tries out L’Oreal’s Bare Naturale Mascara, and loves the long lush lashes it creates!

CanadianBeauty.com tells you about Lancome’s newest fragrance, Magnifique – discover its notes and how it fits into Lancome’s counter this fall.

Beyond Beauty Basics gets inside the tents of NY Fashion Week and a backstage exclusive interview with makeup artist icon, Kabuki!

Jenn and Christine from Beauty in Real Life have 5 Citrus Scrubs from Hemloq they are giving away. Click here for more info and to enter the giveaway.

Find out who marina from makeup loves me met at new york fashion week!

Daneen can’t stop pinching herself. In the one day, she scored interviews with Bobbi Brown and Oscar Blandi! Visit Spoiled Pretty as she takes you behind the scenes of New York Fashion Week, Spring 2009.



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