Archive for 'makeup'

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. [...]

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. [...]

Review: E.L.F. Cosmetics

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

My friend Julie and both dream about leaving our respective jobs to work in the beauty industry. Right Julie? Until then, we will each maintain our product addictions. Here is Julie’s review of the much talked about E.L.F line of cosmetics: Being the product whore that I am, I was SO excited to get an [...]

Weekend Blend

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

And we’re back! Miss me? Thought so. So, you’re reading this, looking at the title and thinking, it’s not still the weekend. And you’re right, but I’m still getting caught up from the weekend, and posting things that I meant to post then. I usually like to post 2-3 times a day, and I wasn’t [...]

New Back to MAC policy

Monday, December 4th, 2006

I just got off the phone with my local MAC store and apparently they’ve changed theirBack to MAC policy. Back to MAC program is a unique program designed to promote recycling. Previously, when you turned in 6 MAC empties, you had your choice of any shade of lipstick. Now, you have your choice of a [...]

Clinique’s Cream Liner in Chocolate Lustre

Monday, November 27th, 2006

Clinique’s (new) Pink Chocolates Holiday Collection has been the subject of many posts in the beauty blog circuit – all of them boasting that it’s full of shimmer and glow. While I do really like the Shimmering Tones Powder (what can be bad about Shimmering Powder), I have to say that I’m quite disappointed with [...]

Aveda Lip Gloss Swap

Friday, November 24th, 2006

Just an update on my Best of Origins post from yesterday – you can get the Best of set here for $75 and free shipping. Again, it’s a limited time offer. Amidst all the craziness of Black Friday, the most exciting deal of the day for me was when I was walking by the Aveda [...]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

Hope everyone is sleepping late, lounging and relaxing, and eating well today in preparation for the big shopping day tomorrow. Or perhaps some of you are taking avantage of all the online discounts available. Here are just a few: Sephora – 20% off now thru 11/26; code = FF2006 Kiehl’s – 20% off 11/24-11/27; code [...]