Not That It's Important, or Anything...

But if you haven't bought Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Sin, then you are clearly out of your mind.
Yes, it's that good.

And really, I don't get overly excited about many products, but this one has me all worked up.

Why, you ask? Simple. It takes my favorite eyeshadow primer base and combines it with my absolute favorite Urban Decay shadow, and puts it all into one easy step.

I would describe Sin as a shimmering light beige. Urban Decay calls it champagne. I use it the way others use Stila's Kitten . It makes for a great all over or highlighting shade and it blends well with everything. And now you don't even need the shadow. You can buy it combined with your favorite eye shadow primer. It is your favorite, right?

Download Let's Get It On for Free on V-Day



Who doesn't need a little Marvin Gaye in their life? Honestly. Don't forget to download!

McDonald's Sponsors Fashion Week

Isn't this odd? McDonalds and New York Fashion Week don't really seem to go together, do they? It's a strange new world.

Photo by New York Magazine

Just Got My Nails Done...

With the Something About Pink from MAC's Hello Kitty collection. Isn't it fun?

Who is Obsessed with MAC's Hello Kitty Collection?


I knew I would be, and I haven't disappointed myself. Here is what I've bought out of the collection so far:

I got everything at either Macy's or Nordstrom, and when I wrote this everything was still available on the MAC website that I bought with the exception of the Hello Kitty Brush Collection.

It's a great collection, and I'm having fun with it. I have an appointment to go back to the counter on Saturday morning and have my makeup done before I leave for New York. Mostly because I need help navigating all these new products!

Have you gotten anything from the collection? What do you think about it so far?

A Valentines Day Present from Clarins

Valentine's Day Gift Sets. Take an additional 25% off & Free Shipping Discount applied on the check out

I love Clarins. Every time I try one of their products, I get absolutely hooked. Now you can share the love with this special deal. Personally, I'm getting the Ultimate Travel Set for my mom, I think. I know she'll love it.

Over at the Carnival of Beauty...

Are some fantastic beauty articles! Go check them out at Carnival of Beauty.

Beauty Bubbles: 2009 Predictions: The Beauty Edition

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2009 Predictions: The Beauty Edition

The products and treatments that will take the beauty world by storm


Thousands of beauty products debut each year, so it takes something special for a product to stand out from the crowd. These are the 10 breakthroughs in the industry we think deserve a prime spot on your bathroom counter. So without further ado...

See products

Beauty Bubbles: 15 Date Night Hairstyles

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15 Date-Night Hairstyles

Copy the romantic looks seen on the cast of "He's Just Not That Into You"


Break out the little black dress and dust off the stilettos -- you've got a date! All you need now is the perfect hairstyle to complete your ensemble. Get inspired by these date-worthy looks from the cast of "He's Just Not That Into You" (and a few other celebrities we love) and get tips on recreating the styles at home. Any of these will definitely have your guy so into you -- and if he isn't, well ... that's his problem.

See the looks

Valentines Day Gift Idea:: Free Gloss from Benefit

Benefit has a great little gift with purchase right now:

FREE the gloss with any $35 order at BenefitCosmetics.com. Enter GLOSLOVE at checkout. Offer valid 2.5 to 2.19.09.

And if you need something to spend $35 on, I like this:

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The overnighter set... play some hanky panky with this swanky sleepover set. Includes sexy, little beauty whatnots for those "unexpected" sleepovers.

  • Set includes:
  • exclusive hanky panky thong... seductively lacy in currant & black.
  • the justine case mini beautifier kit, which includes:
  • california kissin': 2.50 g Net wt. 0.09 oz
  • eyecon: 2.50 g Net wt. 0.09 oz
  • benetint: 2.50 ml / 0.08 US fl oz
  • some kind-a gorgeous: 2.20 g Net wt. 0.08 oz
What a fantastic Valentine's Day gift! $38

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Girl-Woman-Beauty-Brains-Blog is giving away a pair of ICE.com diamond stud earrings valued at $250. Enter for a chance to put a little sparkle in your Valentine's Day!

Viva Woman shows you how to use Aloe Vera juice for DIY facial masks.

Neon Bible
looks at Lush's adorable bath products in the Valentine's Day Gift Guide

In celebration of its first anniversary, Bare Budget Beauty is having great giveaways all month long! This week, win some Johnson's Body Care 24 Hour products!

The Jet Set Girls are supporting Operation Smile and giving away 5 sets which include Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste, Crest Pro-Health Rinse, and Oral-B Power Toothbrush.

Alison (aka. "Advice Sister Alison" has discovered a bracelet that can help you lose weight without any effort at all!

Beauty Anonymous reviews Shiseido's Integrate Nail Polishes.

Boutique Flair
reviews the new Kiss My Face Sheer Organic Shimmers and Sheer Organic Shines line. And, they're giving away $50 Worth of Kiss My Face Swag! Good luck!

Daily Dose of Coffee is loving the new Make Up For Ever High Definition line. See which products we've tested out recently!

Beauty Junkies Unite became pretty amazed with the new AmazeMint lipglosses and Outlast Lipstains from CoverGirl! Check out the swatches!

Enter to win a Marc Jacobs Star Charm Watch Necklace over at The Makeup Divas.

At Fabulous Over Forty learn how to maintain your hair coloring longer.

Kendra Wilkinson Beauty Secrets an interview by Marta Walsh-Talking Makeup.

Indian Girl is celebrating her Blog's First Anniversary with MONTH LONG GIVEAWAYS !

Monique at Beauty Girl Musings shares her love for a face cream that contains real liquid gold! Read about it here.

Beauty411 is captivated by the Givenchy Spring Makeup Collection inspired by the colors of India. Gorgeous!

Makeup Files
has a brand new look! Head on over and see the sleek and beautiful new design.

Frappelattes highlights special Valentine's Day womens fragrance deals on Amazon, including discounts on Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker fragrance and more.

Check out Glossypink's Valentine's Day Get Glam Guide!

MissWhoever You Are takes you through the foundations she has, needs, and gotta have!

Face Candy gives you a sneak peek at Laura Mercier's new Gilded Garden Collection.

Mineral Makeup Reviews discusses the Benefits of Mineral Makeup.

Suzanne at RN Guide to Skin Care reviews Tinted Moisturizers.

Valentine’s Day is a big perfume holiday. The Beauty Blog reviews theBest Selling Romantic Perfumes.

Get CLEAR SKIN with Beauty Blvd. & Phisoderm! Enter the GIVEAWAY and win a facial cleansing bar two pack, anti-blemish body wash, anti-blemish cleansing pads, and nurturing toner!

Jenn of Beauty in Real Life shares her beauty picks of the week. Click here to find out what they are.

GIVEAWAY ALERT! Enter for a chance to win Kenzo BELLE DE JOUR at Makeup Bag.

Still battling with dry skin? Hot Beauty Health discusses known foods that will help treat your dry skin.

Blaq Vixen Beauty wants you to take advantage of Pretty City's Love You Campaign! Did you remember to wear red in honor of National Wear Red Day?

One week left to enter the contest to win a 12-piece makeup brush collection from More Than a Pretty Face and Beauty Strokes. Have you entered?

Visit Spoiled Pretty and enter to win a "Love Enamel Bangle" from Cynthia H Designs (retail value $65) and KENZO Belle de Jour Face Cream (retail value $105)

Jennifer Hudson sure looked gorgeous at the Superbowl! Find out how to get the look at eye4style!

Bobbi Brown has done it again.Butterflydiary shows you how to do the "Blushed Pinks" collection.

makeup loves me exposes the white hot nail trend.

Beauty Blogging Junkie chats with The City's Jay at the MAC Hello Kitty party! Click here to read about the event and learn about the new collection.

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Meredith Edwards-Cornwall is the founder of online lifestyle websites RetrodivasBeauty.com and RetrodivasCloset.com. She is also known as @retrodiva on Twitter. She specializes in drinking large amounts of espresso, shopping, and enjoying social media. In all of her free time she writes for StyleBakeryMom.com twice a week, and does various other freelance gigs involving writing, designing, and generally being awesome. While she believes that success is indeed a job in New York, she currently resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia with her husband, two children, and two cats and has hung on to her day job.
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