Benefit Brow Bar at Ulta

I was curious about the waxing services by Benefit at ULTA so I went in to check out the Brow Bar. The bar is actually separate from the ULTA Salon, performed by the standards of Benefit Cosmetics. A brow wax is $20 and a brow tweeze is $22. They also take care of other facial waxing as well as faux eyelash applications. If you buy their lashes ($15), application is $5, otherwise you’ll pay $10.

10 beauty gifts under $10


Nails Inc 3D Nail Polish, $9.50 at Sephora.com
Lashlight Mascara by Too Faced has an LED light attached to the wand so you can see even the tiniest lashes, $8.97 at Nordstrom Rack.
Nails Skins by butter London are nail stickers that come in 3 designs, $10.
Leg Shine To Go by Michael Kors. This moisturizing solid has a touch of shimmer to make your legs look Red Carpet ready, $10.
From the Lipstick Queen, Poppy King comes a special lipstick in the Boots No. 7 line. Available in seven different colors and about half the price, $9.99. BootsUsa
This eco-friendly honey coconut  handcreme can be found in Whole Foods stores and Skins 6|2 in the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, $9. Love & Toast
The Body Shop’s Earth Lover’s Watermelon and Eucalyptus Shower Gel smells great, is eco-friendly and puts any bubble bath to shame, $10. The Body Shop
Pow Wow Lip Scrub by Lush is made with Pop Rocks and caffeine to liven up the lips, $8.95 LushUSA.com
This glass nail file lasts forever, just run it under water and it will be good as new, available in pink and purple, $8 at Sephora.
Pink Sugar Whipped Sugar Scrub is paraben free, SLS free and smells great! You will also be supporting a small business. $10 at Bungalow Bath and Body on Etsy.

Love & Toast is eco-friendly, soothing beauty

 

At the Cosmoprof Las Vegas show this year, I stopped by the Love & Toast booth. It had to be the cutest one there! Love & Toast is a cosmetics company out of Colorado. The creator, Margot Elena, is the founder of other great brands like Oprah’s favorite, Lollia.
Love & Toast is a line of great smelling, eco-friendly bath and body products. The products contain no parabens, phthalates, petrolatum, mineral oil, propylene glycol, retinol, sulfates, or synthetic color. They are not tested on animals and are free of animal products. They even pass the seal of approval of Whole Foods and are carried in certain locations.

As the temperatures get colder and the sir gets drier, it has taken a toll on my hands. My favorite Love & Toast product, Sugar Grapefruit Handcreme has helped  a lot. It smells of of fresh, sweet grapefruit and the Shea butter, Macadamia nut, Olive, Avocado & Sunflower oils keeps your hands moisturized. I also love the aluminum tube it comes in. Small plastic bottles and tubes that other  hand lotions come in can be difficult to dispense. The price is also great, $9.

 You can find the entire Love & Toast collection online, or locally at Skins 6|2 inside the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Hopefully we will soon see it in local Whole Foods locations!

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion is the best

I have used a lot of eyeshadow primers but this one beats them all hands down. They also recently changed the packaging from a wand to tube, which makes application easier and more sanitary. You can apply this primer and then wait for it to dry, or just put your shadow right over it. It makes your shadow last all day and concentrates the pigments. It is also great with creme shadow. It gave my Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Cream shadow a more uniform, smoother look.
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer is available in four colors, original (nude), Sin (Shimmering Champagne),  Greed (Gold) and Eden (Matte Tawny). Eden is great if you have “stained” eyelids, it will cover and prime at the same time. Available at Sephora and UrbanDecay.com, $19.

Tickets on sale for Nordstrom’s Cosmetic Trend Show

Nordstrom Las Vegas’ annual Cosmetics Trend Show will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2011. This year the theme is “Red Carpet Glamour”. Guests of the trend show will view the latest trends for fall on the grand Fashion Show Mall runaway. After the show, mini-makeovers will be available with your favorite brands. Tickets are $15 and redeemable towards your cosmetics purchase on that day. Attendees will also receive a free gift*.

Get your ticket by visiting the Nordstrom Cosmetics Department or call 862-2525.

Doors Open at 8:00 am., Show begins at 8:30.

Dr. Rey at the 2009 Nordstrom Cosmetics Trend Show

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