Curves Are Back!

Fashion models may be seven-foot stick insects, but it seems we Brits aspire to a somewhat different shape. The survey conducted recently by puts Kim Kardashian and Beyoncé at the top of the list for the perfect female form. That could be good news for Twiggy (who looks fantastic anyway): not only is she more comfortable now that those sixties hipbones are no longer a hazard in the rush hour, but it looks as if she’s right on the money where today’s fashion is concerned. Again.

Hello Magazine certainly seems to agree. It seems that curves are back. Hopefully, the evil ghost of size zero is about to be laid to rest. [Read more…]

More Women Are Satisfied With Breast Enhancement And Reductions

The majority of women who undergo breast reduction surgery are satisfied with the results, according to a recent survey.  A total of 125 women who had undergone reduction mammoplasty were polled in the study, which assessed their feelings on the procedure six months after it had taken place and again one year later.

After six months, nearly 90 per cent of women rated the outcome of their cosmetic surgeries as “good” or “very good”. One year on, the figure had decreased but was still high at 80 per cent. Additionally, surgeons themselves were asked to rate the outcomes by comparing standard before and after photos, with around 75 per cent giving a “good” or “very good” rating. [Read more…]

Winter Blues Be Gone!

Four Ways To Beat The Winter Blues
With Retail Therapy!

So many of us suffer from the Winter Blues, it now even has a clinical name! Seasonal affective disorder is actually now considered a fairly common disorder, and those of us living in states less weather-blessed suffer the most. According to wikipedia, a whopping 9.7% of the population in New Hampshire is depressed in the Wintertime!

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Scented Lip Gloss

Lip Gloss In Yummy Scents and Flavors!

I’m not quite sure why, but I LOVE scented lip gloss. My theory is that since apparently the sense of smell is closely linked to memories, yummy scents remind me of fun times (perhaps my childhood lip balms)? Regardless of the reason, I am positively hooked. So here is my guide to scented lip gloss that you can purchase if you’re in the mood.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss, Fig scented lip gloss

Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss, Fig scented lip gloss

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Stila Fall 2011: Friends And Family Promo Code!

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Announced! Stila’s Fall 2011 Friends and Family Promotional Code is live and will work until Tuesday, September 27th! All orders will ship for free and qualify for the discount, regardless of how small they are! So yes, if you need just one gloss, you’re in luck!

Announced! Stila’s Fall 2011 Friends and Family Promotional Code is live and will work until Tuesday, September 27th! All orders will ship for free and qualify for the discount, regardless of how small they are! So yes, if you need just one gloss, you’re in luck!

Visit to place your order.

Estee Lauder Vanilla Pods Eyeshadow Review and Swatches

I recently published a post about Estee Lauder’s Pure Color Vanilla Pods Eyeshadow duo, mistakenly refering to it as “Vanilla Pops”. The original post has been edited, and can be found at the link below. Just wanted to let you all know about the mistake, in case you’re on the hunt for the shade!

Estee Lauder Vanilla Pods Eyeshadow review and swatches!

Estee Lauder Vanilla Pods Eyeshadow Review and Swatches

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It’s official! As of Fall 2011–the bags, bling & beauty blogger is now a soccer Mom! Being sexy and being practical generally don’t mix, but in the case of Estee Lauder’s Vanilla Pops eyeshadow duo, there is an exception to this rule! These warm, coffee creamer shades are neutral but lustrous. No wallflower earth-tones here!

As is always the case, the Pure Color EyeShadows in this duo glide on like silk stockings. The color is pigment-rich and long-wearing. I can never give enough praise to Estee Lauder’s latest shadow formula! It’s such perfection!

estee lauder vanilla pops eyeshadow reviews swatches

Left, a matte pale beige. Right a medium mauve-beige.

Retail price is $30.

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The author received press samples for purposes of this review. please click HERE to read my full disclosure statement.

Peachstock Lipstick Swatch

I originally fell in love with MAC Peachstock lipstick when it was part of MAC’s Liberty of London collection. What a thrill that it will be back on August 25th, as part of the MAC Me Over colour collection for Fall 2011!

From the “Basics” makeup lineup, Peachstock is a peachy nude that creates the ultimate nakes lip with just a wee bit of color.

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The author received some press samples for purposes of this review. please click HERE to read my full disclosure statement.

Love by Kim Kardashian

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We all know it happened. Kim Kardashian fell in love! As a tribute to her continually growing love for Kris Humphries, Kim has launched a new fragrance: Love by Kim Kardashian.

The scent is feminine, with top notes of sparkling red currant, pink freesia and star jasmine. A heart of French mimosa, rare Egyptian tuberose, and rose absolute orpur eases into a rich background of sensual musk, creamy sandalwood, and orris butter.

The fragrance is housed in the most gorgeous bottle, and is itself a collector’s item. Each limited-edition, platinum finish bottle is numbered and signed by Kim! Only 1,000 bottles were produced—one for Kim to wear on her wedding day, 200 for her bridal shower and 799 to share the love with her fans.

Want to be one of the 799 that wears the scent like Kim? Retail price is $100.

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MAC Semi Precious

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MAC Semi Precious

Seriously… can you think of a more appropriate MAC launch for this blog than MAC Semi Precious? Inspired by the mesmerizing beauty of gemstones, MAC Semi Precious contains a wide variety of shades with metallic finishes that mimic the veins of precious commodities found in the richest mines. If you’re looking to make a summer makeup investment that can carry you through Fall, this is the one!

MAC Semi Precious collection will be available on shelves July 7, 2011.

Mineral Mode Mélange White Base with Copper and Gray
Unsurpassable Mélange Green, Teal, Purple and Copper
Jade’s Fortune Mélange Bright Yellow, Blue, Lime and Black
Hint of Sapphire Mélange Pink, Violet, Teal, Copper and Blue
Clarity Mélange Light Pink, Off White Green, Gold and Black
Golden Gaze Mélange Gold and Black
Faux Gold Mélange Coral, Gold, Lime and Bronze
Quartz Fusion Mélange Soft Pink, Silver, Deep Pink
Rare Find Mélange Violet, Brown and Gold
Blue Sheen Mélange Navy, Black and Peach
Dark Indulgence Mélange Forest Green and Black
Smoked Ruby Mélange Burgundy and Black
$19.50 U.S./$23.50 CDN

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Pressed Amber Mélange Nude, Beige, Brown
Warmth of Coral Mélange Coral, Peach
Feeling Flush Mélange Pink, Deep Blue, Pink, Soft Brown
$23.00 U.S./$27.50 CDN

Semi Precious Pearl Base–Beige Champagne,
Inner circle–White, Plum, Bronze
Semi Precious Crystal Pink Base–Pink Champagne,
Inner circle–Pink, Dirty Green, Bronze
Semi Precious Rose Quartz Base–Rosy Pink,
Inner circle–Silver, Lime, White Pink, Copper
Semi Precious Goldstone Base–Brown,
Inner circle–Rosy Pink,White, Gold
$28.00 U.S./$33.50 CDN

Semi Precious Rose Quartz

Lush Amber Light Nude Beige
Gem of Roses Mid-tone Strawberry Pink
One of a Kind Mid-tone Rosy Neutral
Musky Amethyst Deep Plum
$14.50 U.S./$17.50 CDN

Pure Magnificence Light Grey Pink
Natural Flare Light Caramel Nude
Geo Pink Strawberry Pink
Looks Like Sin Mid-tone Reddish Plum
Richly Revered Deep Brown Plum
$18.50 U.S./$22.00 CDN

Zoom Fast Black Lash Deepest Black
$14.00 U.S./$17.00 CDN


$29.50 U.S./$35.50 CDN

Revitalizing Energy
$22.00 U.S./$27.00 CDN

$29.50 U.S./$38.00 CDN

234 Split Fibre Eye Blending Brush
$22.50 U.S./$27.00 CDN

235 Split Fibre All Over Eye Brush
$30.0 0 U.S./$36.50 CDN

128 Split Fibre Cheek Brush
$32.00 U.S./$38.50 CDN

179 Angled Split Fibre Buffer Brush
$47.00 U.S./$56.50 CDN

Bottom line?

MAC Semi Precious DAZZLES!

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