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Protect Your Lips

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

Does your lip gloss or lipstick contain SPF? An estimated 3,500 new cases of skin cancer of the lips are diagnosed each year – pretty scary huh?

Several beauty brands are realizing the need to include SPF in their lip products and we thank them for that. There are now many fantastic glosses and lipsticks that contain SPF 15 on the market. Here are my top picks:

Aveda Lip Tint SPF 15
Enjoy sheer, shimmering, conditioning colour in 8 shades, whilst protecting those lips. This tint contains avocado and mango, babassu, jojoba and olive oils for top conditioning power.

Ellen’s colour choice: 250 Apricot from the Peaches family.


Bobbi Brown SPF 15 Lip Shine
Vitamins E and C soothe, hydrate, and work to minimize chapping of your lips, and SPF 15 protects to them. Lip Shine adds colour and shine with conditioning benefits that work even after colour is removed.

Ellen’s colour choice: For bee stung lips, try Claret – a rosy red.

Clinique Long Last Glosswear SPF 15
Available in a range of 18 glistening shades, Clinque’s Long Last Glosswear will provide you with mouth-watering colour for up to 8 hours.

Ellen’s colour choice: Juicy Apple provides

Kiehl’s Lip Balm SPF 15
This balm will help to keep your lips soft and supple, and also provides a pretty hint of colour. With an SPF 15, your pouter is protected from those nasty UVA and UVB rays.

Ellen’s colour choice: Hue 58B – a sheer gloss with cooler red tones.

Tarte 24/7 Lip Sheer SPF 15
Add just a touch of soft colour with these mango and cocoa butter glosses. Who knew sun protection could look so good?

Ellen’s colour choice: Champagne Brunch is that perfect sheer nude for everyday wear.

Trish McEvoy Beauty Booster SPF 15 Lip Gloss
This product is a lip treatment and gloss all-in-one. Add an instant dose of moisture, infused with one of Trish’s 7 lip-enhancing colours, to create your perfect pout.

Ellen’s colour choice: Add a pop of colour with Brightening Pink.

Lancôme Le Rouge Absolu Reshaping & Replenishing LipColour SPF 15
This advanced lip colour provides six-hour care with continuous moisture and protective vitamin E. Choose from an array of absolutely luxurious shades with a lustrous pearl or satin cream finish.

Ellen’s colour choice: Peachy-orange is hot for Spring so I recommend Lancôme’s Pêche.

Mystery Game

Monday, August 13th, 2007

Lancôme’s Fall Collection has just arrived at cosmetic counters and it has definitely been worth the wait! Inspired by movies like the Murder on the Orient Express and The Cotton Club, this deep and mysterious beauty collection is sure to cast a spell over all that use it.

“I had the idea of creating a collection that would pay tribute to the type of woman who is totally at easy with her femininity, a beauty-lover who spends time on her make-up, turning it into an almost mystical ritual…” says Gucci Westman Neville, International Make-up Artistic Director at Lancôme.

Key pieces in this collection are:
The Destiny Cube – a 17 faced cube, stamped with metallic symbols/key-words to foretell the future and contains beautiful duets of colour for eyes and lips.
The Baume Baiser – an addictive hydrating lip balm that has been in development for seven years and is favoured by delicious coconut.

Destiny Cube – Deep Fascination, Charisma

Baume Baiser – Rose Marshmellow

Color Fever Gloss – Beige Alice, Rose Miss Lemon
Color Fever Lipstick – Prune Drama Girl, Wicked Brown

Color Ideal
Blush SubtilAplum, Cedar Rose

Hypnôse – Limited Edition Deep Black
Définicils Pro – Deep Black
Color Design Eyes – Fashion Show, The New Black
Khôl Oriental Duo – Black/Or, Brown/Or

For more information on this highly desirable collection, visit or

Stocking Stuffers – Part 2

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

Can you believe that there are only 26 days until December 25th?! Where did the time go? I am starting to get into panic mode as I see myself with very few days to get my cards written and posted and my gifts purchased, wrapped and some mailed! Well I won’t bother you with that.

Here is the second part of my stocking stuffer suggestions and there are some beauties here…Enjoy!

Too Faced Mini Quickie Chronicle – The Life of the Party The Life of the Party

Pocket-sized palette for eyes, cheeks, and lips.
Palette includes a 0.127 oz Blush in berry mauve shimmer, 0.127 oz eye shadows in black glitter and silver foil, and 0.081 oz lip glosses in berry sparkle, golden pink.
$15.00 USD from Sephora

CARGO DailyGloss

DailyGloss™ is a 30-day supply of CARGO’s award-winning lip gloss, packaged in individual tear-away pouches. Each sealed “bubble” (three shades / 10 bubbles each) is filled with Cargo’s signature lip gloss formulation that provides sheer, long-wearing shea butter and vitamin E-enriched color without any stickiness.
Colours: sweet cranberry, shimmering pale pink, creamy petal pink
$12.00 USD from Sephora

Cranberry Shimmer Lip Balm

A glossy and moisturizing lip balm that leaves lips looking and feeling soft and shimmering. $6.00 USD from The Body Shop

Hard Candy Secret Stash Makeup Palette

This glossy paper palette has three layers that flip open and snap tight with the help of hidden magnets. Each shade is designed to work on any skin tone, so it’s a great gift for any makeup lover!
$22.00 USD from Sephora

Lippmann Collection Nail Color in Just Walk Away Renee

Edgy and sophisticated, Just Walk Away Renee created with Renee Zellweger, is a quintessentially, chic nail hue that looks great on all skin tones. The result is fashion-forward, fun and fabulous, just like its muse.
It’s a great colour for the Holidays.
$15.00 USD from

Vanilla Spice Body Butter

An intensive, creamy all-over body moisturizer with the indulgent and warm, sweet vanilla fragrance. It absorbs into the skin easily, helping to condition, soften and smooth the skin and prevent dryness.
$17.00 USD from The Body Shop

Philosophy Candy Cane Foaming Bubble Bath and Shower Gel

This ultra-rich, ultra-refreshing gel is formulated to invigorate the body and sense with its too good to be true peppermint infused scent.
$18.00 USD from

Tocca Cleopatra Crema da Corpo Body Cream

This sumptuously rich body cream combines the benefits of natural ingredients like cocoa and shea butter in three signature scents. It absorbs easily and leaves the skin soft and supple with a dewy glow.
$28.00 USD from Sephora

Sephora Girls Fizzing Bath Balls

Each of these delightfully-scented bath bombs instantly softens the bath water and the skin as it imparts a sweet, candy-like scent – and there’s four to choose from: Little Darling (sweet strawberry), Funny Girl (ripe raspberry), Mischievous (yummy blackberry), and Dreamer (cooling cotton candy)
$4.00 USD from Sephora

Invent Your Scent – The Collection

A portable perfumery and one of our most popular gifts. Nine gorgeous fragrances, nine different scent personalities – just mix and match them to suit your mood. Perfect gift for fragrance lovers, glamour gals and teenagers.
$30.00 USD from The Body Shop

Carolina Herrera – 212

FRAGRANCE NOTES – light florals, musk undertones, soft powdery flowers as well as white flower notes of gardenia, jasmine, and lily of the valley.
$9.36 USD from

Aquolina – Pink Sugar


FRAGRANCE NOTES – cotton candy, caramel, raspberry, bergamot, licorice, poweder, fig leaves, orange, strawberry, and wood
$22.19 USD from

A Bevy of Balms – Part 2

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

Just when I thought I had found my favourite balms…I found more! Here are my newest group of lip smacking balms!

Tarte 24/7 Lip Sheers
Wear these budgeproof moisturizing lip sheers 24.7- The moisturizing blend of Vitamin E, mango & cocoa butter is perfect for those soft summer smooches And for the heat you’d rather avoid (aka the sun’s harsh UV rays), SPF 15 provides an layer of protection with the added bonus of a light scent of refreshing mint. My fav – champagne brunch – a wonderful nude.
$14.00 USD

Fresh Sugar Lip Balm SPF 15
Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 blends reparative oils and waxes together with real sugar for delectable and dependable moisture with maximum sun protection. Sweet and tart blackcurrant oil cushions the lips with essential plumping fatty acids, while antioxidant grapeseed polyphenols and vitamins A, C, and E provide extra protection. Wear this under a lipstick or on its own.
$22.50 USD

Too Faced Bunny Balm
There’s just nothing sexier than a juicy, plump, healthy, satin-smooth pucker. Keep your lips in kissable shape with this seductive lip balm infused with lip loving essential oils including guava, pineapple, ginger, and grapefruit to keep your kisses soft and supple. Use as a super hydrating lip tint, as a lip moisturizer under gloss and lipstick, or keep one in your nightstand and apply it every night before bed to awaken with a petal soft, perfected pout. The hottest seller is the Girly Grapefruit which is a baby pink.
$11.00 USD

Benefit Benetint Lip Balm
Benetint’s secret rose petal formula is combined with vitamin E and SPF 15 for a berry-stained, balmy smile. I am loving their fresh faced products.
$20 USD

Next week I have the pleasure of being a guest blogger on The Makeup Girl – I am very excited. Check out my blogs there on Tuesday and Thursday.

Have a great weekend!

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