Product Review: Estee Lauder Nutritious Vita-Mineral Makeup SPF 10

I am so fickle when it comes to my foundation. Sometimes I like just a light luminizing coverage to get that glowy, dewy look, and other times I want full coverage that mattifies my face and creates a perfect canvas. I have lots of foundation in my stash, from powder to liquid, to pancake, and I love them all.

Estee Lauder's Nutritious Vita-Mineral Makeup SPF 10 is a solid in the middle daily foundation that anyone would do well with. It goes on smoothly both with fingers or a foundation brush, and comes in six "intensity" shades. It doesn't feel greasy, which is a huge bonus for me since my skin is oily anyway. Plus, it is supposed to have ingredients that are good for your skin, which is never a bad thing.

Pick yours up at an Estee Lauder counter near you, or visit Estee Lauder online, where you can get free shipping with a $50 purchase.

Estee Lauder Announces Vivid Summer Garden Collection

Isn't it beautiful? I just love, love, love the eyeshadow quad!

Orchid Garden and Jasmine Garden are each delightfully unique and include new, limited edition shades of Pure Color Illuminating Gloss, Pure Color Lipstick, Estée Lauder Signature Eyeshadow Quad, Duo-Tone Eye Pencil and Pure Color Nail Lacquer for a pretty, floral-inspired look. The new Vivid Garden Illuminating Powder takes center stage to compliment both looks with a soft, shimmering and radiant glow. Each look is especially unique and available at select retailers and

YSL Offers Six New Shades of Pur Gloss

Yves Saint Laurent, better known as YSL, has released six gorgeous new sparkle-free shades. Based on their best selling Golden Gloss, these shades are shiny, matte, and have a pleasant mango scent.

One of the new shades, Pure Coral, is part of the Spring Look 2009 collection.

Grab yours at YSL online, where they are currently offering free shipping on any order over $50!

YSL Pur Gloss, $29

Be a Bronze Goddess This Summer

It's that time of year again when we start thinking about how we want that gorgeous just-laid-around-in-the-sun-and-got-a-fabulous-tan look without the accompanying skin damage.

Enter Bronze Goddess by Estee Lauder. This skincare collection includes the following goddess-like products:

Be sure to check out the makeup collection as well, it's gorgeous!

Boots Takes it Back to the Old School

That go-to skin care and beauty line that you find at Target, Boots, has gone back to it's roots and released a 15 product line based on original formulations of old Boots products.

The Boots Original Beauty Formula line includes products such as Cold Cream and Skin Tonic created with ingredients such as rose oil, geranium extract, olive oil, damask rosewater and bergamot oil. The packaging harkens back to traditional herbal remedies found in England in the mid-1800's.

The line includes both face and body, and you can find the line exclusively at Target and

Ageless Fantasy: Can Perfume Make You Smell Younger?

I don't have the answer to that, but a new fragrance called Ageless Fantasy is supposed to make those anti-aging dreams of yours come true.

Here is what the company says about the formula:

"The blended tropical flavors of pineapple, mango and leafy greens have been known to bring a feeling of comfort often associated with positive childhood memories, thus giving a sense of coziness, youth and joy. Tropical notes bring a more youthful impression while indulgent, creamy florals - jasmine and cherry blossom appeal to the modern woman. Musk, dry woods and vanilla combine for an earthy, natural fragrance. Organic citrus natural compounds create a rich, sophisticated & energizing scent. Combined with antioxidant pomegranate AgelessFantasy® achieves powerful euphoric properties, sets off a feeling of youth and excitement. Smells youthful. Feels youthful. Is youthful."

This idea of using fragrance to influence others perceptions of your age isn't new. It wasn't so long ago that several studies were done showing that pink grapefruit scents seem to affect age perception, and this fragrance just builds on that.

So does it work? I don't know. I didn't find anyone who thought I was younger, but I did get a lot of compliments on the scent, and several people asked me where they could purchase it. It's a lovely light scent, citrus and floral being the dominant notes, not completely my style, but perfectly lovely nevertheless. Will it work for you? I don't know that either, but I'm betting you'll at least get a few compliments like I did.

Ageless Fantasy by Harvey Prince for Women, 3.4 oz Eau De Toilette Spray, $120. Available at Amazon and

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