Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...and those of us holding the mascara wand.

After two decades of covering the beauty industry, I've come to learn what makes it so alluring. Finding the perfect shade of makeup to match your skin tone, adding a swipe of eyeliner to give your tired eyes a lift, discovering an innovative new product line, or indulging in a totally luxurious spa treatment. My experiences have been documented in magazines, newspapers and websites worldwide. I've tested newly formulated products in the lab, explored hair removal options, shopped for lipstick, added shine to my hair and succumbed to massage marathons--all in the name of beauty. I've written press releases, hosted makeover events and co-authored a Do-It-Yourself Beauty book (Alloy). On this blog, I write about products and services that I come across every day as well as those that have been provided by publicists or the companies that make them. Either way, I write what I think. I hope to share some of my insights--and bring you the latest, greatest beauty news right here. Join me in the quest to find all things pretty.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

to be tan and taut

There is a God--and he oversaw the creation of celluFIGHT ($40), a natural, anti-cellulite self-tanner with proven results. I mean, what more could you want from a summer beauty product? You get a golden glow and tighter/smoother looking skin. Just smooth it all over your body like a daily body lotion, using circular motions in problem areas (like waist, hips, thighs and buttocks), and you should see results in eight weeks time. (Try it now and you'll see results just in time for Labor Day!) I've only been using it for one week and I can already see some dimpled spots beginning to look, well, less dimpled. The product's skinTIGHT complex firms and tones skin while improving elasticity, plant and bio-nutrient extracts boost cellular metabolism shedding excess fat tissue, and caffeine from green tea extract stimulates blood flow creating a smoother effect. I made sure to wash my hands well after applying and wait 5-10 minutes before getting dressed to make sure the lotion is dry. I can't wait to see what the next seven weeks bring! For more great summer beauty from tarte, try multiplEYE ($65), a natural lash enhancer with HydroPeptide designed to give the appearance of longer, thicker lashes; and eyeQUATIC ($35) featuring three mermaid-inspired lock & roll creaseless cream and powder shadow duos, a deluxe lights, camera, splashes! waterproof mascara and a colorful, chic headscarf. Available at,,, Henri Bendel and boutiques nationwide.

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