Showing posts from November, 2009

Pricey but interesting......

Recently, Le Métier de Beauté’s new Peau de Vierge Anti-Aging Collection caught Beauty Wonkette's eye. The line includes a concealer and foundation-like treatment fluid, makes getting your dose of clock-stopping retinol even easier. Clinicals found that the line’s vitamin E-encapsulated retinol reduced wrinkles and discoloration in just a week.

Now, Beauty Wonkette may have born at night, but she wasn't worn LAST A week is a very short period of time for any product to work. Nevertheless, the stuff looks interesting. On a recent trip to Neiman Marcus, BW had the opportunity to try out the Treatment Fluid. No doubt about it, the stuff is really LOVELY. We didn't purchase it, but we now are using and generous sample. Read more about it below.

Peau de Vierge Anti-Aging Complex Tinted Treatment Fluid
As seen in InStyle magazine (November 2009 issue, p174) and Harper's Bazaar magazine (November 2009 issue, p182).

A luxurious tinted treatment fluid that stimu…

Strong nails, matte finish

Matte nails are ALL the rage these days, and Beauty Wonkette loves some of the new matte nail laquers. And, when Beauty Wonkette is "mattefying" a favorite old standby shade, she relies on Opi's Nail Envy (the matte finish one, of course ;-) ). Well, kudos to Bella Sugar, who discovered a similar look for less!

"OPI Nail Envy ($12) is a nail-strengthening treatment that helps to prevent cracking, peeling, and splitting. However, if you'd like to save a few bucks, hit up the Wet 'n' Wild aisle at the drugstore and look for the brand's MegaLast Lengthener Strengthener, which does pretty much the same thing for a whole lot less."

When you're feeling thrifty.....

Beauty Wonkette doesn't skimp when it comes to products for her skin and hair. BUT, she doesn't spend when she doesn't have to either. You all have heard me rave about Moroccan Oil, and I do indeed love the stuff.

Well, Beauty Wonkette's beloved Moroccan Oil, which helps create instant shine on hair without leaving behind oiliness, IS a fabulous multitasking product - no going back on that! But, at $41, it's a bit harsh on the wallet. Well, my fellow Beauty Wonkettes, ead over to Sally's and try out One 'n Only Argan Oil Treatment, a VERY similar product, with identical ingredients, which costs just $9.

Moroccan Oil ingredients:
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Butylphenyl, MethylPropional, Argania Spinoza Kernal Oil (Aragan Oil), Linseed (Linum Usitatissimum) Extract, Fragrance Supplement, D&C Yellow-11, D&C Red-17, Coumarin, Benzyl Benzoate, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone

One 'n Only Argan Oil Treatment ingredients:
Dimethicone, Cyclop…

You sleep wit da fishes......NOT ANYMORE

Beauty Wonkette has never heard of a fish pedicure, but is betting it tickles :D

NY State Senator Jeffrey Klein drafted legislation to ban fish pedicures — a treatment that uses small fish to eat away dead skin on the feet — in New York State on the grounds that they are "dirty and dangerous and a serious risk to one’s health," Klein said in a statement. "Women may think it’s the latest in luxury nail treatment but it’s not." If legislation passes, New York will be the fifteenth state to ban it.

Beauty Wonkette is speechless.

Healthy Beauty

Beauty Wonkettes may not be familiar with the makeup brand W3ll People (pronounced Well People) just yet, but when they make their debut in one of the biggest department stores come spring, you will be. Cosmetic dermatologist Renée Snyder, former NARS makeup artist Shirley Pinkson, and self-proclaimed tree hugger James Walker banded together to create a line of organic cosmetics that not only come in amazing shades and have great texture, but also happen to be toxin-free. One of the superstars of the line is the Universalist ($33), a richly pigmented stick (available in eight colors) that can work on the eyes, cheeks, as well as lips. Anyone with acne or oil-prone skin can attest that most multipurpose sticks cause breakouts reminiscent of your awkward high-school years, while mineral makeup seems to slide off after about five minutes and is extremely messy. But this dynamic trio managed to balance form and function perfectly, so even cynical divas like Beauty Wonkette falls in love.

$… $$$$$$

Wanna glow like the stars. Beauty Wonkette hears that Demi Moore and Sarah Jessica Parker love The Organic Pharmacy's line of healthy beauty products. Pamper yourself and save 25% with the code VITAL.

Just like a well-oiled machine....

If you are anything like Beauty Wonkette, visiting the spa is a rare occurrence. Unfortunately, it is nearly impossible to make time for that kind of thing. Still, it never hurts to pamper yourself from home with some spa-like essentials. One of Beauty Wonkette's new favorites? Kiehl’s Superbly Restorative Argan Dry Oil.

No matter what the situation, Beauty Wonkette has been depending on this delicate oil to give her skin a radiant, never-greasy sheen. BW has been a longtime, avid fan of Kiehl’s ever since she was just a wee wonkette. The subtle vintage packaging is cool, but it is truly the quality of their products that keeps them at the top of their game. The aforementioned Argan Oil is a personal fave, but for those of you who aren’t into the oil thing, Beauty Wonkette also puts her stamp of approval on the Argan Body Lotion. Throw on either product any time, any place to create your own spa moment.…

You're never too old for an all nighter ;- )

Let’s be honest—who wants to wash their hair every day? Beauty Wonkette certainly does not. For years, Beauty Wonkette's friends observed the old trick of dousing their locks in baby powder to absorb oil and add volume. Beauty Wonkette never did - too much hair AND hair that was just too dark for this trick to work, or at least for it to work well. Well, my sweeties, there is a newer and cooler way of extending your blow dry. Yes,you heard me right! It is time to leave the baby powder for the babies and reach for a bottle of The All Nighter Styling Powder.

Made with real silk particles, this magic dust is the best way to soak up dirt, build volume and add a satiny texture to your hair without shampooing. BW is addicted. Whenever you are in a bind for time or want to get the most out of your salon blowout, just sprinkle it on your roots and work it into your hair. There is no need to be delicate — the messier, the better — go crazy! The All Nighter is available in six shades and po…