The Plasma Flawless Finish
is the newest member of Skinn Cosmetics.
The Plasma looks flawless and undetectable, and your friends won't know that you're wearing anything at all!
Plasma Flawless Finish is a lighter-than-air, powderless color protector that perfects and mattifies the skin while refusing to cake up or settle like ordinary powders. Wrapped in micro bubbles of Argan, Flax and Rose Hips Oil, Plasma Flawless Finish protects, controls shine, and blurs pores and imperfections - - so subtle your friends won’t know you’re wearing anything at all.
Terrific as an all day and night touch up, use the include sponge to pat, not rub, onto the desired areas of the face. You’ll watch the appearance of pores disappear without the fear of detectable makeup lines. The Plasma Flawless Finish can be used over your existing makeup or can stand alone after moisturizing.
Wrapped in micro bubbles of Argan, Flax and Rose Hips Oil, the Plasma Flawless Finish
protects, mattefies, and blurs pores and imperfections--plus, it won't cake up or settle like ordinary powders. This lighter-than-air color protector is simply terrific for for touch-up all day long.
Available for purchase on www.skinn.com
. Price: $30.00
1. America’s Next Top Model
and Hatch Beauty
have created the perfect fragrance this spring–DREAM COME TRUE
.™ With intoxicating hints of pink sugar and sparkling musk combined with an infusion of vanilla and peony, this flirtatious scent feels like a warm afternoon breeze. Like young love, it is sexy and seductive, keeping you guessing what will come next––it is a DREAM COME TRUE.™ 1 fl. ounce $21.99
; 30 ml Perfume Rollerball $12.99.
Available at www.ShopDreamComeTrue.com
and Target. 2. Neutrogena® Microdermabrasion System Puff Refills
deliver noticeable results every time you use them. Your skin will be softer, firmer, more luminous and younger looking within weeks. Each puff is pre-dosed with ultra-fine crystals and mild purifiers.These puffs are for use with the Neutrogena® Microdermabrasion System applicator. $13.99 for 24 puffs
. 3. Truth or Dare
a new perfume created by Madonna
as a tribute to her mother who died of breast cancer in 1963. “My oldest memory of my mother is her perfume. I carry it with me everywhere. She always smelled like gardenias and tuberose, an intoxicating mixture [that was] feminine and mysterious. I wanted to re-create this scent, with something fresh and new. Something honest and yet daring—hence the name Truth or Dare,” Madonna told Womens Wear Daily. Available in two sizes, 50 and 75 ml Eau de Parfum
, as well as body lotion and shower gel. From $24-$68
. 4. Nickel Le Grand Bluff Self-Tanner
tans the skin naturally providing a gradual tan with no streaking or orange effect. The enriched super-hydrating sugar derivative will prevent dullness, and give your skin a natural, healthy glow. Price at $33
by David Cohen
Valentine’s Day is all about showing love ones how much you care and love them. You can buy many gifts at any store, but nothing compare to presents you make with your own two hands. Valentine’s day is a gift delight, from cards, flowers, chocolate, perfumes and skin care products. Showing how much you love someone is important but finding out how to express your emotions is the best gift of all, so SAY IT WITH LOVE!
1. Say it with Love or Flowers: AND it can be on your wall too! This bright and colorful Paint-by-Number wall mural is a great way to spark up a bedroom wall or any canvas. This big and bold design features a big pink heart, lots of colorful flowers and the word “LOVE” nestled amongst the flowers. This Paint-by-Number mural is easy enough even for the “artistically challenged” anyone can do it! Simply TAPE, TRACE & PAINT and its done! Over 39 different themes and over 200 murals to choose from. Available at www.elephantsonthewall.com at $54.95.
2. Say it the French Way: The French tea brand Le Palais des Thés introducing a limited edition of a sensual and spicy tea blends made with fruits, flowers, and spices just in time for Valentine’s Day. The “Thé des Amants pour Lui” and “pour Elle“, is all-natural and comes in many flavors such as apple, almond, cinnamon, vanilla and ginger. The Thé des Amants gives you another way to celebrate and declare your passion romanticly. For more information visit www.palaisdesthes.com. Priced at $22,
3. Say it with Elite Premier Crème Clinical Skin Therapy from Elite Therapeutics manages the feat with modern technology. Featuring Sea Whip Extract, derived from deep within the Caribbean Sea, it holds magical, yet real skin healing properties, while luxe African Mongongo Oil nourishes, renews and feeds the skin. Infused further with the scientifically proven mega-ingredients EUK-134, DMS and Beracare ARS, this all-powerful treatment will literally transform ravaged skin upon application. Elite Premier Crème is Paraben-free, Cruelty-free, Fragrance-free and 97.3% Natural Ingredients that are physician formulated. Priced at $65, available at www.elitetherapeutics.com.
4. Say it Positively Pure Positively Radiant: The Sevani Rose Hyaluronic Age Defying Tonique will protect and balanced your skin. This refreshing 100% natural tonique will help you reduces redness, puffy eyes, and the appearance of broken blood vessels. It’s antibacterial content are helpful in the prevention of acne. This natural formula offers exceptional anti-aging benefits due to its ability to hold it’s weight in water and the ability of renewal cells. It has one of natures best anti-aging weapons, and attracts and binds moisture to the skin. Contain vitamin C, rich with antioxidant, it is a 100% free of synthetic ingredients and chemical preservatives. Available at www.sevanibeauty.com at $39.00.
5. Say it with LIPS: The Sweetheart Lip Balm from Besame Cosmetics is the luminous lip moisturizing balm that provides an elegant and long lasting finish. It is highly protective with exceptional comfort and hydration. The beneficial ingredients are known to be soothing, healing and antiseptic. The lip balm comes in bold colors such as Sweet Rose, Cherry, Peach and Tangerine. Priced at $18, and available on www.besamecosmetics.com.
6. Say it with Skinnygirl Face and Body: Created by Bethenny Frankel the Skinnygirl Face and Body products are design to pamper yourself. As the creator promises “my whole collection is simple, yet luxurious and will fit into your everyday skincare routine.” The products are full of all-natural ingredients, and are effective and true to the Skinnygirl brand ideals of: affordable, honest and effective products. This complete line features five collections: Skinnygirl Face Solotions, Skinnygirl Body Solotions, Skinnygirl Lip Care, Skinnygirl Mommy and the Skinnygirl Gift sets. The Margarita or Sangria Bath Sets, or as they refer to them as the Skinnygirl Cocktails, are the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day. It is exclusively at Wal-Mart and on www.walmart.com.
7. Say it with Licking: Urban Decay Sparkling Lickable Body Powder is the new redesigned Sparkling Lickable Body Powders feature sleek, more sophisticated tassel-topped boxes, each with its own signature pattern and complete with a deluxe purple puff. Flavors: Marshmallow – soft white pearl shimmer in a chic, purple foil, zebra print box. Honey–golden pearl shimmer in a seductive, bronze foil, leopard print box. Available at Sephora, ULTA, Macy’s, Sephora.com, Ulta.com, Macys.com, Beauty.com and UrbanDecay.com. Priced at $20,
8. Say it with Sugar: The sugar body scrub is an experience that should not be missed! Unlike a traditional exfoliating body scrub, the sugar soufflé scrub uses all-natural cane sugar to gently massage and exfoliate skin. Inspired by Valentine’s Day, LaLicious‘ new scent the Sugar Kiss, is a blend of citrus, rose and vanilla promising to be the best ever. Other scents include Brown Sugar & Vanilla, Coconut Cream, Lily Mango, Passionfruit Lime, Island Guava, Tahitian Flower, Peppermint and Coffee Bean. Once you try any of the scrub products you’ll understand why Celebrities and fashion editors love it so much. It’s simple, there is nothing like our sugar scrubs anywhere on this planet. Available at www.lalicious.com. at $34.
9. Say it with Cards: Erin Condren’s paper chic products are beautiful and unique. For Valentine’s Day she offers greatinclude photo cards, address labels, gift labels, custom business cards, and even a personalized growth chart and more! Available at www.erincondren.com. $30 for a set of 12.
10. Say it with Music: Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce that Emerald City Theatre’s 2010 hit PINKALICIOUS: THE MUSICAL continues to stay pretty in pink and celebrates that “Pink Is Love” for exclusive performances on Valentine’s Day Weekend on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 and Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, playing at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place ( 175 E. Chestnut St ). Individual tickets are on sale now. Patrons can walk the “pink carpet” on Valentine’s Day Weekend at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place and enjoy chocolate Valentine treats prior to the performances.
1. Bottega Veneta, the parfum, is a leathery oriental chypre that combines the naturally refined scent of leather with a lush and sophisticated oriental accord. In contrast to the eau de parfum, the parfum has hints of vanilla, sandalwood, and tonka bean. The bottle is made of exceptionally fine glass hand-b lown by artisans of one of the leading glassworks on the island of Murano. Exclusively at Bottega Veneta boutiques. 50mL / 1.7oz Parfum at $475
2. Intuitive in both design and function, the 20ml CK ONE on-the-go bottle is slim and light weight. This new format transforms the iconic CK ONE bottle into a modern, portable, and handheld version, making the original fragrance more free-spirited than ever before. Available at Sephora www.sephora.com. 0.68oz/20ml at $15
3. This delicately engraved locket is a luxurious case holding the Chloé Signature Solid Perfume. This beautiful necklace presents a new and unique way to wear perfume. Chloé’s timeless scent features rose, peony, lily of the valley, magnolia, amber and cedarwood. This “jewel” is available at select authorized Chloé retailers. $60
4. The Balenciaga “L’Essence” candle – More than a candle, it creates an atmosphere of its own, an ambience characterized by the fragrant interplay of leaves, delicate flowers and soft mosses. The Balenciaga “L’Essence” candle sets the scene for a beautiful nightfall, when nature exhales all its rarest scents. Available at Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and Balenciaga Boutiques. $65
5. EVOLUTIONMAN’s modern skincare and grooming collection is created with every man in mind. It is not only polished and sophisticated, but the cutting edge formulations provide maximum results with minimal effort. Items included: recycled tire toiletries tag, cleanse & shave, revitalize eye gel, moisture protect SPF20, moisture protect SPF20 bronze, lip balm SPF 15 and conceal & treat. Available in select retail outlets and online at www.evolution-man.com. $10-50
6. The biodegradable Sojourn Line includes shampoos, conditioners and styling products. These eco- friendly products have zero alcohol, no artificial colors, paraben, or salt. Each folicle will be restored, free from frizz, and full of radiance and shine. www.SojournBeauty.com. $22-28
7. Fragrance designer Voluspa is known for its attention to detail and elegant fragrances. The Metallo Tin candle is an affordable gem that will delight any home. www.VoluspaCandles.com. $15
8. The Urban Decay 24/7 Urban Decay Travel-Size Set of 5 is a perfect gift for any occasion. These eye pencils provide long-lasting, waterproof color with a smooth and sophisticated velvety feel that actually conditions the eyes. www. UrbanDecay.com. $32
9. The Glop and Glam products are deliciously scented hair care products that includes hair cream, shampoo, conditioner and gel. They are certified, organic and natural. www.GlopAndGlam.com. $13.99-15.99
10. The special-edition Sultra Wicked Gold Decadence Wave and Straight Iron creates long-lasting waves or shiny, straight looks. This innovative iron features the most advanced technology in hair irons, while providing consistent, even heat that both mends and protects the hair as you style. www.Sultra.com. $165