Butter Balm
By Angelique Serrano | 03/16/2010 - 13:00

I knew a kid who used to eat butter right out of the tub. (It could have been my brother; or it could have been me. I'll never tell.) Whatever, the point is that now just the thought of eating butter grosses me out so completely I have to quickly change the subject. But before I do, let me tell you about a great find: Korres Lip Butter ($10, The smooth balm feels soft and cushiony on your lips – and comes in tasty flavors far better than Parkay.

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Heavenly Hand Cream
By Angelique Serrano | 03/11/2010 - 12:00

If you’ve been lucky enough to spend time in a spa, you’ll know the smell I’m talking about here. When you first walk through the doors of a spa, you’re usually met by the tranquil sounds of birds chirping and water falling from some zen-like indoor sculpture. And your nose is usually met with the faint scent of herbs and florals like orange, rosemary, chamomile and lavender. Now I’ve never been one to try and recreate a spa experience at home – who has the time?

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The Coolest Pop-Up Blush
By Angelique Serrano | 03/04/2010 - 13:58

The Body Shop's new Kiss of Color Cheek Blush ($14, has been my go-to secret for months now. I got a preview of the pop-up blush and have been addicted to it from the start. Here’s how it works: Unscrew the little white tube and a round sponge applicator pops out of one side; the other holds a cake of pressed blush powder.

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Black Honey
By Angelique Serrano | 12/22/2009 - 19:00

If you have never tried this wildly popular shade of Clinique Almost Lipstick ($14,, you might as well buy it now. Because everyone – and I mean everyone – who tries it, loves it. The sheer blackberry shade magically works on every skin tone and the light formula is a dream to wear. I own one, and have owned several others that were worn down to a nub. Oh, and it makes a great gift for any girlfriend, too!

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The Clutch Eye Shadow
By Angelique Serrano | 12/10/2009 - 16:00

I don’t carry eye shadow in my purse. Which is weird because I carry everything else in my purse—gift cards, bills, lipglosses, keys, old receipts, tweezers, spare earrings, essentials like that. I rarely wear eye shadow because it takes some thought beforehand (what color to choose?) and a bit of time and concentration to apply. But today I decided to play with the incredibly creamy Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow/Liner ($19, in Birthday Suit.

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Sheets of Gold
By Angelique Serrano | 12/08/2009 - 14:34

I have a friend of a friend who feels the need to shorten words. And I have to admit, the habit is contage. Anyway, I was at a photo shoot recently where the makeup artist was raving about these Japanese blotting papers. They are literally made of gold—or speckled with gold leaf, that is. I was feeling like my skin was truly atrosh that day, so I tried the Tatcha Aburatorigami Japanese Blotting Papers (3 pack for $30,

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