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Posted by on Sep 30, 2010 in Uncategorized | 7 comments

Stocking Stuffers: Sigma Makeup – Kabuki Brush

It’s only October? Just about the time to start making a list and checking it twice.  Fret not, I’ve done the heavy work for you.  From now until Christmas I’ll be sprinkling in posts that showcase the perfect stocking stuffers for beauty lovers.  Simply give out these favorites to end up on everyone’s nice list for next year!

Friends, take note: There isn’t a woman alive that can’t use a good kabuki brush, and Sigma Makeup has the cutest around.

A good kabuki makes powdering pleasurable.  Dense brushes keep their shape, pick up fine particles and places them easily and evenly across the skin.  Sigma’s kabuki ($25) is high quality with a dense base, super soft no-shed bristles, and a cover to keep them from getting bent.  This is my biggest peeve with kabukis, because if there is a cover the bristles always get damaged.  Sigma’s slider base keeps everything in order, and in a fancy purple, pink, red and black option.

What an upgrade? Go for this option instead:

The Hollywood Glamour Kit ($49) comes with an easy to clean soft carrying case, a kabuki brush and a darling mirror compact.  Enjoy storing your Sigma makeup brushes in the case too, but I recommend carry-on for air travel.  I know someone in TSA is enjoying my set right now!

Purchase any of these items and a wonderful selection of affordable, good quality makeup brushes at

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Posted by on Sep 30, 2010 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Nicole by OPI – Gossip Girl

The Gossip Girl limited edition collection from Nicole by OPI consists of gorgeous steels & teals that are flattering to most skin tones

I don’t know how I’d describe this Gossip Girl collection, other than drop dead gorgeous. These rich blues with hues of silver and green are stunning! From left to right, they are:

  • Party in the Penthouse (silver teal)
  • Scandals, Secrets and Sparkle (grey glitter mix)
  • Too Rich for You (inky dark)
  • Nicole…Spotted! (green/blue glitter mix)

Party in the Penthouse is my favorite, and when using Nicole…Spotted! you get a very pretty green cast.  The photo shows just one coat, but I love laying this on thick 😉

Staying power is very good, except for tip wear (shows up pretty quickly).

Nicole by OPI is available at Target and Walgreens.

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Posted by on Sep 29, 2010 in Uncategorized | 8 comments

Milwaukee Events, Mayfair Mall: Loves Beauty, Loves to Lush: Holiday Hiring on Now

Join Team LUSH Mayfair!

WHEN: Thursday, October 07 and Friday, October 08, 2010, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

WHERE: LUSH Mayfair | 2500 N Mayfair Rd, Wauwatosa WI | 414.443.1177

You shop here, why not work here? LUSH is an international retailer of fresh handmade cosmetics that is known worldwide for our unique bath and beauty products, amazing skin and hair care, personalized customer service, environmental activism, and a fun and funky store atmosphere. We are dedicated to the practices of fair trade sourcing and supporting sustainable communities as well a giving back to organizations that can make a difference through our Charity Pot Program. At Lush, the qualities that we look for in our employees are just as important as the ingredients we source for our products. Every year LUSH launches new and seasonal products and gifts that make the holiday shopping at our stores an original experience every season! Indispensable to this experience is the role of seasonal sales associate: if you are enthusiastic about customer service, passionate about products, and thrive in a team environment, then the Lush Life is right for you! Have fun at work while spreading the belief that cosmetic products should be effective, environmental and economical. With our dedication to promoting from within, you’ll soon find that many of our top managers started out as holiday hires… Please feel free to pop by the shop and submit your resume, cover letter, and availability to the manager, or just RSVP to one of our Shop Hiring Parties! Please include your resume, cover letter and availability in your RSVP!


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Posted by on Sep 26, 2010 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Editorial: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Fall Fashion

The Fall Fashion came out today, pages 14A-16A.  Did you pick up an issue?

I took a quick pic of a few photos.  Thanks JS and special thanks to essie nail polish for sending their gorgeous Fall into Fashion collection before it even released.  People are raving about the colors, especially Sew Psyched and Velvet Voyeur!
Tiffany’s Velvet Voyeur nails are set off by that gorgeous ring

Amber is wearing Merino Cool

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