Tuesday, May 12, 2009

New Site

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

New Look

BeautySweetSpot is undergoing a makeover! Sometime this week, when you visit the site you'll be directed to a brand new page with a brand new look. I've been working with a fabulous graphic designer and we're just putting the finishing touches on it now. Stay tuned and thanks for your support.


Thursday, May 7, 2009

Lancome Goes Green

Lancome has finally jumped on the green bandwagon starting with their famous Juicy Tubes! The new limited edition collection is inspired by Lancome spokesperson and environmentalist, Elettra Wiedemann.

Juicy Tubes Pure (Premium Unique Raw Elements) are made with 95% natural ingredients and 100% natural flavors certified by EcoCert. Available in six universally flattering shades, they're moisturizing and paraben free. Even the packaging is made of 100% recycled materials. Pucker up!

Juicy Tubes Pure, $18, are available here.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Jessica Biel, the New Face of Revlon

Congratulations to Jessica Biel for becoming the new face of Revlon.  Soon she'll be shooting an international ad campaign and be their spokesperson at all charitable causes and philanthropic events.  Past Revlon global brand ambassadors include Jennifer Connelly, Halle Berry, Jessica Alba and many other accomplished actresses and models.  

"Revlon represents today's modern woman and I am honored to be associated with this strong global brand and to be part of a company that has done so much for women around the world," commented Biel.

Justin must be so proud.  

VEET's Spray On Soiree in NYC Tonight

For all of my fellow New Yorkers, Veet is holding an event tonight at M2 Ultra Lounge (previously Mansion) in NYC in celebration of the launch of their new Spray On Hair Removal Cream. Pop Star, and Veet Spokes Model, Shontelle, will be performing live. Attendees will receive free drink tickets and a chance to win prizes throughout the night including a chance to meet Shontelle. The event is from 7-11pm and you must be 21 and older to attend. Click here to RSVP.

You may know her by her hit single "T-Shirt," but check out Shontelle's new video for the single from the Shopaholic soundtrack featuring Akon, "Stuck with Each Other."

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Tested and True Tuesday

I received Korres Pomegranate Cleansing and Make Up Removing Wipes in my gift bag from the CEW Beauty Awards Luncheon last week and and after using them all weekend I had to share my thoughts.

Unlike most cleansing wipes I've tried in the past these actually get rid of my make up (yes, even my mascara) and cleanse. I like using them after the gym to freshen up before I head home. Besides pomegranate extract, which is an antioxidant, they contain glycerin and Vitamin E for moisturization. They're great for the girl on the go.

One pack contains 25 wipes, $12, available at Sephora.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Your Fave Kielhs Products for Less

Attention beauty addicts: if you're not already a member of HauteLook, you may want to consider signing up today because tomorrow the site will be running a sale on cult favorite, Kiehl's products.

Shopping on HauteLook.com is like going to a sample sale minus all the madness. They offer 36 to 72 hour designer sales and membership is free. I've fought vigorously for a pair of Manolos before and got beat out, but have bought a few great dresses for much less than what they would go for in Bergdorfs. Tip: get on the site as soon as the sale starts to ensure you get everything you want! Happy shopping!

Highlight Your Best Assets

A few years ago in Sin City I introduced my best girl friends to the secret behind the accenting glow that complimented my wardrobe each night.  Liquid highlighter.  It's one of my must-have finishing touches when hitting the scene.  My girls have been addicted ever since making it one of their secret beauty weapons.  

There are all different types to choose from, depending on where you want to use it and what look you would like to achieve.  If you're looking for a subtle glow on your face, I recommend Benefit Moon Beam,$24, at Sephora.  Dab a few drops underneath your eyebrow and on your cheek bones then blend.  The golden undertones will enhance your complexion and give you a radiant boost.

DEX New York Mineral Glow, $34, is a great pick for the face and body.  This reflective veil is made with a blend of antioxidants to protect your skin and is also loaded with minerals. The packaging is so clever.  The top comes off to reveal a spatula built in so you don't need to use your fingers to apply.  Accent your face, decolletage, shoulders and shins.  When the light catches these areas, all eyes will focus on your best assets.  Available in two shades at www.dexnewyork.com.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Megan Fox Lightens Up

Megan Fox was seen in Santa Monica, CA this weekend donning lighter ends in her gorgeous brunette mane.  Beyonce was one of the first celebs to rock this classy, contrasting look in 2008, which started as a Brazillian trend.  Thoughts?

Illusions of Idealism

Have you ever met someone who seemed too good to be true?  The conversations were engaging, he was beyond gorgeous... model type to be exact, he understood how to dress, was well groomed, had a successful career, got along with all of your friends and every time you were with him you felt like you were on top of the world.  Until you woke up and realized everything wrong with the equation... he was your idea of perfection.  Everything looked good on paper, but in all reality, he wasn't "it."  We're faced with situations like this every single day in the fabulous world of beauty and fashion.

If you open an issue of your favorite fashion magazine or your man's favorite mag, Maxim, splashed across each page are illusions, people's ideas of perfection. Airbrushed models who spent hours upon hours in hair and makeup after spray tans preparing for their shoots.  And then there are the celebrities, who have their own personal trainers, nutritionists, hair stylists and makeup artists who primp and prep them as part of their daily routine.  Pictured above, Jessica Alba before and after airbrushing for the Campari calendar photo shoot. Her hips and waist are slimmer in the after and her breasts are boosted to perfection. How can we possibly keep up?

Americans have become obsessed with this idea of perfection, however we know that achieving what we see in print and on TV is nearly impossible.  Everything looks better on paper.  It's important we keep our "blinders" off in this world of illusions in order to appreciate true beauty and pay attention to our real needs, wants and desires.

The Long Bob

Heidi Klum has recently been made the "Ambassador of Style" for LG's latest campaign and they couldn't have chosen a better fashionista.  Amongst many starletts sporting the long bob this spring, she has been pulling it off flawlessly.  It's a great cut for any face shape, but the key to pulling it off is to keep it blunt, right above shoulder length with absolutely no layers.  

Friday, May 1, 2009

CEW Beauty Awards Announced

Waking up this morning was like waking up on Christmas day for a ten-year-old.  The CEW Beauty Awards Luncheon finally arrived.  For those of you who don't know, this event is like the Academy Awards for the beauty industry.  Everybody who's anybody fills up the ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria in NYC with the same hopes... to go home with an award.

I sat with Dr. Audrey Kunin of DERMAdoctor, who runs the world's largest skincare advice column on the internet at www.dermadoctor.com.  Her new Ain't Misbehavin' Skin Clarifying and Mattifying SPF 30 was a finalist in the sun care category.  

Click here to check out all of the 2009 CEW Beauty Award winners.