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Who would have guessed, but today is Caviar Day. Now, I have to admit, I fancy a bit of the ambrosial fish roe now and then, especially washed down with a nice glass of chilled Veuve Clicquot, but since the economic downturn, my meet ups with Beluga, Ossetra, or Sevruga, have been as rare as finding a good film through Netflix online.
But just because my high society days have been briefly interrupted is no reason to ignore Caviar Day. Skincare and hair products abound that contain the extract of the magical roe, at prices to suit all budgets.
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Edible, hallucinogenic or poisonous, mushrooms are enjoying first class treatment in beauty these days. Marvin Hausman, M.D., the CEO of Total Nutraceutical Solutions, explains that mushrooms are rich in vitamin D and antioxidants. Shiitake mushrooms, in particular, are known for their ability to reduce inflammation and increase elasticity of the skin, which makes them a key ingredient in numerous products for red blotchy skin. They also help exfoliate and provide an excellent source of kojic acid – a natural skin lightener that helps fade sun spots and heal acne. In addition, ‘shrooms provide an excellent resource for anti-aging and hair products.
From shiitake to the treasured truffle
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BITB loves the fact that fabulous beauty products are available to fit any budget. But once in a while, a girl has just got to indulge. You work hard, play hard and as we all know – you’re worth it! Here’s a roundup of some fabulous skin serums and creams available at your favorite department store, just waiting for a sinful indulgence. Many are made with crushed pearls, rare plants and even caviar and cost more than $150 an ounce! Remember sometimes you get what you pay for.
Since you can’t put a price on beauty, we say, “go for it!”
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ReVive Intensite Crème Lustre is an action-packed intensive rebuilding cream that firms and strengthens skin, prevents s
Sultry and mysterious, enticing and seductive, smokey eyes remain the standard for sexiness as we enter 2012. With the right products and a bit of guidance, anyone can turn their eyes into smoldering beauties. Surprisingly, carefully pairing a lighter base shadow with a smokey hue is key.
To start, be sure to prep your lids with a primer to keep eyeshadows from traveling and melting into the crease of your eye. Gently apply the primer across your lid and make sure it dries before applying makeup. Some great primers to check out include NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base ($24), Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer ($20) and MAC Prep + Prime Eye ($17).
Next apply eyeliner to the upper lid, c