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Fragrance Friday: Burberry Brit

burberry-brit-reviewAh, Burberry Brit. A classic perfume for me and perfect for Valentine’s Day, this scent falls into my favorite fragrance category: oriental. The scent is crisp, sweet, charming and sexy in a “I’m busy” kinda way. It makes me think of taking a brisk stroll through the streets of London, and isn’t that how anything from Burberry should make you feel?

I actually got flagged down by a guy at the tire place last weekend who said, “I was just downwind of you and caught a whiff of that perfume. What IS that? It’s amazing! I have to buy some for my wife!” (In a totally non-creepy way.) He then got a piece of paper and then wrote down the scent name (which was a humorous exchange – “Blueberry Bit? Burbur Mint? What?”)

  • Top notes: Italian lime, icy pear, crisp green almond
  • Heart notes: sugared almond, lush white peony
  • Down notes: warm amber, mahogany, vanilla and tonka beans

Burberry Brit is available in eau de parfum for $74 or eau de toilette for $64.

Fish Pedicures: The Cadillac of Flesh-Eating Spa Treatments

fish pedicuresI used to think mud baths were weird. Now the  is giving me a new procedure to balk at: fish pedicures.

How does it work? Customers’ tootsies are submerged in a tub of 100 flesh-eating fish called “doctor fish,” which then nibble away at the dead skin on your feet. (The fish are toothless.) The Yvonne Hair and Nails Salon in Washington, D.C.’s owner, John Ho, claims that the hot water in which the fish thrive doesn’t support much plant life, so the fish learn to feed on whatever was available — including dead, flaking skin. They leave live skin alone because, without teeth, they can’t bite it off.

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10 Items You Need In Your Beauty Emergency Kit

10 Items You Need in Your Beauty Emergency KitWe’ve all been there: you’re on a trip or at an important event, the inevitable happens and your makeup, hair, outfit or all of the above are ruined. What you need is a beauty emergency kit: an all inclusive contingency plan to combat every possible beauty crisis that may arise. When I’m going on an interview, a business trip, or performing the hellish duties of being a bridesmaid, I won’t be caught dead without one. Aside from the basic makeup you should already have with you, here are ten things your beauty emergency kit shouldn’t leave home without:

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Makeup Reviews: Anastasia Five-Piece Brow Kit

Anastasia Beverly Hills Five Piece Brow Kit ReviewWith all of the blanket cosmetics lines out there promising solutions for your every beauty need, it’s refreshing to see a company like Anastasia Beverly Hills, which focuses on creating beautiful brows. The centerpiece of Anastasia’s novel collection of products is the Five Piece Brow Kit, a complete set of tools focused on delivering full circle DIY eyebrow beauty.

The kit comes in a range of colors suitable to every brow color found in nature; I tried it in Caramel. The products included are:

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Gossip Girl Makeup How-To: Blair Waldorf

Gossip Girl Makeup How-To Blair Waldorf Leighton MeesterIf you’re a Gossip Girl fan, you probably love to hate Blair Waldorf. Her personality may be lacking at times, but beauty is one area in which Blair can claim flawlessness. Leighton Meester’s look as the Park Avenue princess is both classic and tragic – not to mention gorgeous! Here’s a guide on copying Blair’s fabulous daytime makeup look:

1. Blair’s strong brows reflect her confidence and severity. Pluck yours into a straight shape with a definite arch, and fill in with Anastasia Brow Powder in Brunette. Don’t over-tweeze!

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