Astro Assets: Products that Predict Your Beautiful Future

Posted by Stefanie on Wed, 04/17/2013 - 8:39 PM

You’re a shining example of what one can do when they put their mind to it, Aries, so others will be turning to you for guidance. We think the scent that best illuminates your gift is, of course, Radiance by Britney Spears.

You have a clear conscience, Taurus, no matter what comes your way, so be sure to keep yourself clear of any doubts. One way to immerse yourself in this coherent mindset would be to get your hands all over Ole Henriksen Clarifying Body Wash.

It’s time for you to take center stage at work, Gemini. You and your brilliance have been behind the scenes for too long now. So that you feel comfortable in the spotlight, we suggest applying some Smashbox High-Def Dual Finish Powder.

You can handle anything, Cancer. You have dealt with a lot in the past, so there’s no need to worry about the future. Although, to keep your hair looking hue-thful it’s a good idea to employ the services of Joico Color Endure Leave-in Protectant Spray, just in case.

You’re fierce and fabulous, Leo – just as any lioness should be. But as of late you haven’t been feeling you’re brave-hearted best, so we suggest you pick a perfume that will inspire your greatness, and Fabulous by Isaac Mizrahi definitely fits the bill!

Get off that couch, Virgo, it’s time to get in the game. Start exercising, eating right and get ready to take on spring with new life. And speaking of getting things going, you can keep your peepers in check too, with a little help from Natura Bisse Stimul-eye Active Gel.

Change is good for you, Libra, so get ready to embrace some alterations in several aspects of your life. The best way to handle this? Keep calm, carry on and deal with any havoc head-on. Here’s where Cameleon Velvet Touch Makeup Palette works wonders (at least for your face).

You’re heading for new heights this spring, Scorpio, so be set for a little struggle that will bring some serious success. Having the strands that can handle any hairy situation is ideal, so brace for impact and boost their body with Amplify by Matrix Volumizing Shampoo System.

You’re a superhero, Sagittarius, and don’t let anybody tell you different. You can achieve any goal you conceive, and we’d say the aroma that captures your awesome essence is obvious and easy – which means Power Puff Girls Flower Power, for sure.

Ok, sometimes you’ll go to any lengths to get what you want, Capricorn, and that’s cool. But often it’s just for your mind and not always making a major impact on your body. Here’s one way to face that challenge, by enlisting the assistance of Kinerase Extreme Face Lift.

Sometimes you go about things in a roundabout way, Aquarius. So you need to think about being direct and beefing up your boldness; it will do you good. You can start with puffing up your pout via Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Plump Perfect Lipstick.

Don’t be too serious right now, Pisces. You may rub people the wrong way and regret it later. Try to soften up a bit when dealing with underlings. Take a tip from your tresses, and try to be smooth and strong by using Chi Nourish Intense Hydrating Silk Hair Masque.

Pastel Makeup Picks For ANY Skintone

Posted by Courtney on Wed, 04/17/2013 - 7:36 PM

Pastels have definitely made a splash in the fashion world so why not translate the romantic trend right inside your makeup bag? There may be this notion that only fairer skin tones can pull off this light and sexy look, but with these pastel makeup picks, any skin tone can pull off this runway-ready look easily!

1. Bobbi Brown Pastel Eye Shadow Palette ($60,

With shades of baby pink and ice blue, dress up your eyes with this palette of light but earthy eyeshadows, perfect for warm and darker skintones.


2. Bourjois Pastel Teint Essentiel Pressed Powder ($17,

Change up your pressed powder with this pastel-tinted find for a sheer, rosy glow.


3. Givenchy Le Prisme Visage Mat Soft Compact Face Powder in Pastel Tulle ($56,

For an irresistible springtime look, try this light compact face powder for a matte and sheer glow.


4. Anna Sui Eye Color Accent in Light Lavender ($19,

Lavender eyes look simply stunning on darker skin tones, so play up those peepers with this bold, eye-popping shadow any dramatic diva would love.


5. Clarins Blush Prodige Illuminating Cheek Color in Lovely Rose ($35.50,

Need yet another luminizing product? Fall in love with this cheek color transferring a radiant pastel glow onto cheeks.




Mad About Mascara

Posted by Samantha on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 3:33 PM

Mega lashes with volume, definition, and length? Totally swoon worthy. All you need to know is what brush you need.  

From Left to Right (True Lashes Volumizing Mascara by Calvin Klein, Blinc Mascara by Blinc, i.d. Weather Everything Waterproof Mascara by Bare Escentuals, Cle de Peau Mascara by Cle de Peau, Diorshow 360 Mascara by Christian Dior)

Work a different kind of magic with each of these mascara wands. Flick some for volume, others for definition, and even length, certain applicators tackle all three. But which does what?

Brushes with natural bristles that are thick in the middle, and thinner near the edges, like the one on the left from Calvin Klein, are great for volume and length. They create a multi-dimensional look by having the product applied thickest in the center.

Straight wands like this one by Blinc are the easiest to use, they provide an even distributed application. The ones with natural bristles like the one above provide volume and length but the look is less dimensional than the one by Calvin Klein. Ones with plastic bristles create darker thicker individual lashes that have more length.

Heart-shaped brushes like the one above by Bare Escentuals help to give a precision application to the inner corners of your lash line. The shape will help create definition and volume.

Curved applicators have the shape of your natural lashes in mind, sweeping on mascara is simple with these brushes and it’s easy to create a cat-eye type of look. This shape of brush almost always features natural bristles and creates volume, and length, while still defining each individual lash; we love the one by Cle de Peau.

The rarest magic wand to find is the round applicator, Dior makes a version of it in its Diorshow line. These applicators are harder to use, but they allow for more precision than any other brush. You can opt for multidimensional if you want it, or avoid it if you don’t. This kind of brush is best used to create length.

Which lash look is your favorite and what mascara do you use? Let us know in the comments below!