Archive for December, 2006

2006: A Year in Beauty

Sunday, December 31st, 2006

Happy New Year! The Beauty Bug has been compiling this list in Her head over the course of 2 days now. She figured that rather than sit down and do all my brainstorming in one sitting, it’d be more beneficial to really take some time to think. 2006 was an alluring, beauteous year and here’s [...]

First photo of MAC Barbie

Friday, December 29th, 2006

Very chic! Can’t wait for the collection of makeup that goes along with it. Thanks Specktra for the photo!

FACE by Sephora

Thursday, December 28th, 2006

Still in Florida, I was having Sephora withdrawals so while at the mall tonight, I made a beeline for the store as my Mother and Grandmother shopped around. While poking around the store, I noticed a free standing display stocked with products that I didn’t recognize. At first glance, looking at the packaging from afar [...]

Morning Links – 12/27

Wednesday, December 27th, 2006

Inside the Stars stockings – According to this article posted on, Tori Spelling gave all her friends this $305 set of makeup brushes from Vox Cosmetics. Can you tell that I love Tori? Also mentioned in the article are Angelina and Jennifer Anniston. How much would you spend for your skin care – This [...]

Why Beauty Products are the Best Presents

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

The Beauty Bug is in the middle of reading Jean Godfrey-June’s book, Free Gift With Purchase. It’s all about “her improbable in magazines and makeup” – she’s currently the beauty editor of Lucky Magazine. The Beauty Bug came across this little blurb about why beauty products are the best presents and thought it was timely. [...]

Review: Skinsational Skin & Body Spa products

Monday, December 25th, 2006

Recently, I came across a few posts about Skinsational products and became intrigued, so I visited their site and began to familiarize myself with their products and philosophy. Unfortunately, I’m on the east coast, and Skinsational Spa is on the west coast, so I wasn’t able to take part in the whole Skinsational experience, however, [...]

The Beauty Bugs Travels

Sunday, December 24th, 2006

The Beauty Bug just arrived in sunny Florida after a longer than expected, turbulent flight, and a scare while trying to make her way through security. Although she did all the appropriate research with TSA, she was still paranoid that all of her skin care products would be confiscated because trust the Beauty Bug when [...]

Dreamgirls Fun Fact

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

According to For the Love of Makeup, the makeup team working on the set of the movie Dreamgirls went through went through 40 jars of MAC Fluidline Eyeliner and also used between 15,000 – 20,000 pairs of fake eyelashes. Crazy numbers if you ask the Beauty Bug. Of course this doesn’t only include Beyonce and [...]

Returning Cosmetics, Part 2

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

As I follow up to my post yesterday about the hassles of returning cosmetics, I want to call attention to this article from the NY Times as well. This “unscientific survey” as they call it, put all the major cosmetics retailers to the test. The reporter actually went out and timed how long each return [...]

The Hassles of Returning Cosmetics

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

We’ve all done it – we’ve shelled out $20 for that lip gloss only to find out that it was too sticky or too sheer, or $60 for that new face cream only to discover that it’s not right for your skin type. We all have had those, “I wish I hadn’t bought this” moments. [...]