Polished: Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Enchanted Garnet

I was really excited to get this color from Daneen to try. Estee Lauder is a brand that I don’t often think of, but they have been putting out cosmetics in rich, exciting colors – and this polish is no exception! In the bottle, Enchanted Garnet is a clear, shiny red. My excitement faded as … Continue reading

Estee Lauder Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator

Since adolescence, I’ve suffered with hyperpigmentation. Like many women of color, my blemishes leave dark marks in their wake – which can take weeks, months and even years to fade. For forever, I’ve used foundations and highlighters to hide these dark spots. But I’ve recently come to a point in my life where I’m tired … Continue reading

Blush Blast From The Past: Benefit CORALista

You know what’s almost as fun as a new beauty product? It’s when you re-discover an oldie but goodie that you forgot that you had. For the past several weeks, NARS Blush in Torrid has been step 2 of my three step/minute makeup routine (step/minute 1 being Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara and step/minute 3 being … Continue reading

My Favorite Fragrance Ad: Dior J’Adore

Is there a better fragrance ad than the Dior J’Adore commercial starring Charlize? I think not. No only did it prompt me to get reacquainted with J’Adore’s fruity floral bouquet (we originally parted ways in college), I even downloaded Marvin Gaye’s “A Funky Space Reincarnation” on my iPod…good stuff. The commercial for Miss Dior Cherie … Continue reading

Rihanna’s 20/20 Frosty Nude Lip Look

On Friday night, I was among the 8.2 million people who watched Rihanna’s 20/20 interview. But afterwards, while most people were thinking, “Wow…that Rihanna is so brave to publicly discuss such a horrifying personal tragedy” or “That jackass, Chris Brown, deserves whatever is coming to him” – I was thinking, “What products can I use … Continue reading

Estee Lauder Pulling Plug On Prescriptives

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. announced today that it would close the global wholesale distribution of its Prescriptives brand by January 31, 2010. The brand plans to continue to sell online for United States shipping at prescriptives.com to help service consumers for replenishment of key products, while inventory lasts. Prescriptives products are currently sold in … Continue reading