Sunday, May 30, 2010

Beauty Find: Personalized Approach to Beauty Shopping at

Today I want to share a new beauty discovery. This time it’s not a product, it’s a website with a very unusual but smart concept. Have you heard of The idea of this site is to provide personalized approach to beauty. gives you a chance to use beauty products specially selected matching your profile and your skin’s needs. How does it work? When you become a member you fill out a questionnaire which reflects your skin type, skin issues, age etc. A panel of beauty experts chooses best products each season. Not only do they select their favorites, they also put together a list of products best for you based on your profile. Each season you get a kit of 8 products at the price of 49.9 USD. And as a recent member of I can confirm that these are really good products by well known brands like 3 Lab and Perricone MD…

Curious? So here is what happens when you become a part of beautyfix community. First I filled out a short survey in which I answered various questions starting with my main skin concerns and finishing with the color of my eyes… then I entered a product area at which point I felt like a kid at a toy store! I’ve put together my kit of 8 products + a makeup bag and now it is on its way! But listen, it gets even more interesting. Members are encouraged to review the products they select and for filling out 2 or more surveys they get a 25$ gift card for Wow! Reviewing product has never been so much fun! :-)

My kit has recently arrived and I was really impressed. It is a great deal even though 2 products were not full size. For example, 3 Lab M Lift Cream and Perricone MD Firming Neck Therapy look too small to be full size, they look more like delux samples. But just take a look at all the other products in my kit: IQ Derma Firming Body Gel, Chella Enzyme Exfoliating Mask, 3 Lab Perfect Cleanisng Foam, Pur-Lisse Lip Balm, SPA Face Neroli Water, and beautiful stylish makeup bags. It's still abolutely impossible to buy all the products in the kit for 49.9 USD. It's an amazing deal!

Check out BeautyFix!

Disclaimer: The author of this blog received a sample product for this post.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Beauty Find: Obagi Medical Products

Recently browsing internet in search of some effective serious skin care line I came across information about Obagi Medical and I got curious about a skin care line that’s available only through dermatologists. Hey, that’s serious, right!? Here is what I found out. Obagi Medical though news to me, is not at all new… it has actually been founded in 1990s by Zein Obagi, MD, a dermatologist. His approach to skin care has been criticized by some and loved by others. Today Obagi Medical is a well known popular skin care brand.

What is special about Obagi products is that they offer a multi-step system approach to treating various skin issues like signs of aging, hyperpigmentation, acne etc. Obagi skin care systems allow to adjust treatments depending on the patient’s response to products as well as to adjust intensity as the treatment progresses.

Obagi offers several lines. For example, Nu-Derm system is a corrective system and addresses signs of photodamage. Condition and Enhance System works to prevent future damage. ClenziDerm System fights acne.

I found Obagi products’ concept very logical and would like to try it myself. What about you? Have you ever used Obagi products?

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Beauty Inspiration: Sarah Jessica Parker

With the Sex and The City Movie 2 coming out in just a couple days I decided it was the time for a post on Sarah Jessica Parker, beauty and glamour inspiration to millions of fans around the world.
Born March 25, 1965 , SJP is a successful television and theater actress and a producer. Though she is mostly known for her role as Carrie Bradshaw she starred in many movies, just a couple resent examples include State and Main (2000), The Family Stone (2005), Smart People (2008), and Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009).
But still for me SJP is all about Sex and the City. For her role as Carrie Sarah Jessica Parker got several awards: she won four Golden Globe Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards and two Emmy Awards. Her success as Carrie Bradshaw also helped her to break into fashion and model industry: she became the face of many of the world's biggest fashion brands, she designed and launched her own clothing line Bitten and released several of her own fragrances. Sarah Jessica Parker is also combining an amazing career as a successful actress, fashionista and entrepreneur with being a wife and Mom. She is just awesome and is a role model for many women!

Isn’t it amazing, the charm and power that this woman has! I was just wondering what is it about her that we like so much!? I love her charm, she simply combines uncombinable - she is glamorous, stylish, sexy and at the same time shy, open-hearted, friendly and has this girl-next-door feel to her. She is a dream girlfriend!

I have to say, to me Sarah Jessica Parker looks perfect on the screen, her every gesture, how she walks, holds a purse, tries on shoes is just perfect! I also admire how fit she is. Damn, SJP has a beautiful lean body. Come to think of it, I don’t think I’ve ever come across a mention of her work-out routine: is it Pilates or Yoga or just great genes? Or maybe it’s the ballet training she got as a young girl?
You know what else is inspiring? How damn great she looks for her age!

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Friday, May 14, 2010

Beauty Shopping: Shiseido Benefiance Eye Treatment Mask and Make Up Forever

Lucky me! Again shopping! This time I came over a sale... This beauty focused store was celebrating some kind of anniversary and everything was 20% off. Well... what do I need I ask myself... I am actually currently again in search of a moisturizer for the summer with highest spf possible (in a mosturizer) and suitable for sensitive skin... they did not have anything to suggest except from Clinique's Superdefense... Sounds interesting... I requested a sample of this to test. However when there is such a sale, you just have to buy something... So I got Shiseido Benefiance Eye Treatment Mask.

I always need a good eye mask and I tried Shiseido's eye masks with Retinol which were very good! And I also finally got myself a good soft gold eye pencil. Yay! It is by Make Up Forever and is exactly what I have been looking for for a long time!

Reviews will follow!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Beauty Shopping: Dior Svelte Body Contouring And Firming Concentrate

Yes, I finally laid my hands on this product. After so much talking and changing my plans I finally got it. I am not at all satisfied with the results I got with Colistar’s intensive cellulite treatment. Before pronouncing that anti-cellulite products just don’t work I am going to give Dior’s product a chance. In addition to helping combat cellulite Dior promises tightening and contouring effects. Dior’s Svelte Concentrate looks and sounds impressing. Let’s see how it works! Don’t miss my review.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Beauty Tip: Smoother Lighter Armpits

Have you noticed that skin of your armpits is darker than the rest of your body? Here is a beauty tip I came across in Cosmo Febr. 2010) some time ago but have not yet tried.
Friction from clothes, rubbing and shaving causes inflammation and creates these brown or gray patches on your armpit skin. This problem can be solved with a help of a whitening lotion that contains hydroquinone. Other recommendations include using a new razor every three shaves and slipping on a tee before a sweater.
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