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Benefit Cosmetics Takes Cheeky Fragrance Trio Very Seriously
By Angelique Serrano | 07/03/2009 - 13:00

Benefit Cosmetics, known for their whimsical and unabashedly girlie line of makeup, has made a bid to be taken seriously in the fragrance market with not one, not two, but three new scents—seriously, there are three. The first, Laugh with me LeeLee, is the easiest to love, a crisp, springtime mist that would render any wearer friendly and likeable. The second, Something about Sofia, is a deeper, headier floral. As its title implies, there is something mysterious and magnetic about it.


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Does This Really Work: At-Home Airbrush Tanning
By Sandra Mariscal | 07/02/2009 - 10:45

I’ve never been a fan of salon tanning. Those tanning beds look like coffins to me and I’m not up for the strong UVA rays that they emit. For a summer glow, I usually opt for sunless tanners. A few weeks ago, a new one caught my interest because instead of the typical cream or oil application, it’s a spray-on system.


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J. Lo and Xtina Launch New Fragrances
By Diana Buendia | 06/29/2009 - 17:00

Multi-hyphenate mommies Jennifer Lopez and Christina Aguilera will both be adding new scents to their fragrance lines this year.


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Springtime in Spain: The Body Wash that Brings You There
By Angelique Serrano | 06/26/2009 - 12:02

We’re all about cultural inspiration here, so it was a supreme treat to stumble upon Kings & Queens Sultan of Granada Lemon Flower Body Scrub ($11, skinstore.com). The fragrant lemon trees of Grenada, Spain, served as zesty inspiration for this amber gel speckled with little granules. The fruity body wash is also infused with pomegranate and blue lotus to bring moisture and antioxidants to your skin while it exfoliates.


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Does This Really Work: Cream Deodorant
By Sandra Mariscal | 06/25/2009 - 14:00

It can be tricky to find the right deodorant that will prevent odor and control sweating. I’ve tried several bars, but never a cream formula, which made me curious about Lavilin Hypo-Allergenic Underarm Deodorant Cream ($15, lavilin.com). It was created by scientists who found that underarm and foot odor are caused by bacteria instead of sweat.


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The Masks We Wear
By Angelique Serrano | 06/22/2009 - 12:25

Pomegranate—the Kevin Bacon of superfruits—is featured in yet another beauty product, this time from famed skin doctor Howard Murad. His line’s new Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask ($22.50, sephora.com) is as convenient as it is efficient. The clear gel is prepackaged in a little paper packet, making it very travel-friendly, and glides on easily. After leaving it on the face for 15 minutes, skin is left dewy, soft, and visibly radiant.


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Target Becomes Viable Beauty Destination
By Angelique Serrano | 06/19/2009 - 15:00

Toilet paper, affordable baby clothing, cat food, protein-shake mix, Hot Pockets—all these things and more are commonly found under the Target bull’s eye. However, with their shelves now exclusively stocking mega makeup brands like Sonia Kashuk, Australian and British imports like NP by Napoleon Perdis and JK Jemma Kid, and fantastic stand-bys like the amazing Olay Profesional Pro-X collection, Target is now making a new mark in the beauty industry.


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Does This Really Work: Teeth Whitener Without Peroxide
By Sandra Mariscal | 06/18/2009 - 16:50

Some teeth whiteners can make teeth feel sensitive, especially if you use them too often. This has happened to me and it makes brushing painful—yikes, it’s not worth it. I’ve been using a far less painful alternative called IntelliWhite Pout & Polish ($20, RXbright.com) created by celebrity cosmetic dentist Dr. Jennifer Jablow. This is the first teeth whitener without peroxide; instead it uses PVP, a polymer that is used to remove color from wine, and papaya enzyme to remove stains.


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Bliss Nails Get Minx Makeover
By Angelique Serrano | 06/17/2009 - 12:40

If you’re one of those girls that gets high off the latest fashion “it” shoe, or the newest craze in beauty (eye lash perms, anyone?) then you’ll love this: Bliss Spas in New York City are now offering what they call a ‘Minx’ Coat Manicure ($55, blissworld.com/spa). Instead of coating nails with polish, they cover them in metallic sheets of flexible film.


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Does This Really Work: Three-Tier Nail Enamel
By Sandra Mariscal | 06/11/2009 - 16:00

Paul & Joe Beauté Gold Nail Enamel Collection ($14 each at beautyhabit.com) consists of three limited-edition shades for the summer. Each one has three fun layers: shimmer on the bottom, opaque color in the middle and a clear shade on top. These combine only if you shake the cute floral embossed glass bottle, but they eventually fall back into their individual places. The formula has good-for-your-nails ingredients like chamomile extract and a form of vitamin A to moisturize, and jojoba oil to soothe.


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