March 2010

Last week, Lierac celebrated the 35th anniversary of its signature product, Phytolastil. A French physician created the gel and serum duo as a gift to his wife to remedy her post-pregnancy stretch marks, and lo and behold- Lierac was born. Many of us know all too...

When I first saw the fabrics from Liberty of London, my heart skipped a beat. These prints — so pretty, so Alice in Wonderland and so flowery — reminded me of books that I had read in childhood, and loved: Enid Blyton (whom many of you won’t know because she’s a British author who seems to be the best kept secret since the Illuminati code), and of course, Lewis Carroll. Everything about Liberty of London is so British — and yet, so universal. As I mentioned to you before, the packaging and the colors are really what got me in this collection. The packaging is so beyond cute: it’s Anna Sui, Hello Kitty cute. And it’s so hip that it makes me want to scream with joy! Here, as I continue my MAC Liberty of London journey with you (and what a long, strange journey it promises to be), I’ve swatched two of the lipstick shades I love: Petals & Peacocks; and Blooming Lovely. MAC Liberty of London Petals and Peacocks MAC Liberty of London Petals and Peacocks This pepto-bismol pink (Petals & Peacocks) really stood out (it looks GREAT on darker skins) and is quite prevalent in many of Liberty’s prints. MAC Cosmetics Liberty of London Blooming Lovely

Last evening, I went to the Shizuka New York Day Spa to get a Swarovkski Crystal Mani. I had not really heard too much about this salon apart from the fact that it had started the infamous “bird poop” facial. Enough said. The mani, which costs...

This may well be the decade of the bristle. Or the decade of the eye lash - you decide. From Latisse to Clinique’s Supercurl Mascara which I stash under my bed at night in case some one decides to rob me, I’ve tried countless lash...

Of all the MAC collections I’ve seen this past year, Liberty of London had me at Freedom. The makeup, the packaging — everything was so elegant, over the top, 1970’s flower power mixed with elegant Briticism and a carefree joie de vivre (oops, that was...

Clarins doing makeup for the Summer? I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read about it. The name, Instant Sunlight, is particularly clever and makes me think of lazy, languid beach-filled days on Fire Island and the Hamptons. The mochas and browns in the Clarins Instant Sunlight Makeup Eyeshadow Palette have summer spice written all over them: The collection also has a Smoothing Luminating Compact in Natural and Bronze: There are three Click & Gloss Lip Glazes in Vanilla, Coral & Cinnamon: