Pretty Pinks Lip Lacquer Trio from Senna Cosmetics

Pretty Pinks, a trio of pink shades from Senna Cosmetics, is a fantastic value with a great selection of shades for spring. Right now you can get all three shades for only $39 – normally they would cost $60. I have been a big fan of  Senna Lip Lacquers for a long time. The texture is thick but not sticky…

Algenist Advanced Anti-Aging Repairing Oil

Algenist, one of our favorite skin care lines, launched a great product last fall that combines the performance of a serum with the experience of a facial oil. The name of this cool new product is Advanced Anti-Aging Repairing Oil ($79, Algenist.com, Sephora.com). I am a huge fan of facial serums in general and I also love…

Well, Hello Sailor! Lipstick Queen’s blue lipstick is naughty cool

  Now it’s even easier to get attention with the greeting, “Hello Sailor!” Poppy King takes the ‘naughty nautical’ concept to a new level with her Hello Sailor Lipstick ($25).  She says, “We’ve seen the trend for blackberry lips but I have a whole new take on this – a super sheer…

Stronger hair with Klorane Quinine Shampoo

If you want stronger hair with less ‘fall out’ in the shower, check out Klorane’s Quinine Shampoo with Vitamin B ($19.50). Before Klorane sent this shampoo to test, I had no idea what quinine even was. Quinine is extracted from the bark of a tree found in Ecuador and it primarily does three things: strengthens…

Favorite Illuminators with Makeup Wars

Welcome to the Illuminator edition of Makeup Wars. When I first started thinking about what to include I came up with about 4 items. My mind became blank. I started combing through my drawers and lo and behold, what did I see? Illuminators galore. Winter had dulled my mind and obviously my face because I was only using a few…

Healthy skin with Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser and Toner

The Kiehl’s line has always fascinated me. The packaging is old-school pharmacy and the prices are extremely reasonable, especially for a line found in high-end department stores. The BIZ was sent two Kiehl’s products to test:  the Ultra Facial Cleanser (5 oz. tube is $19.50) and the Ultra Facial Toner (8.4 oz…

It’s a tubeful of joy! Farmhouse Fresh Whoopie! Shea Butter Hand Cream

Don’t you wish you were her right now? She looks so happy because she is having an amazing time on her bike ride…and because she has wonderfully soft and sweet-scented hands thanks to Farmhouse Fresh Whoopie! Shea Butter Hand Cream ($14). I keep a tube of this 90% natural, vegan, and gluten-free hand cream…