Archive - July 2010

Turn Up the Heat with $6 Pantene Heat Protection & Shine Spray

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, Hair, Product Reviews

pantene heat protection shine spray review

Riddle me this: how is it that each of the three new Pantene Heat Protection & Shine Sprays ($6) list the exact same ingredients but are supposed to target a completely different type of hair? — Fine, Medium-Thick and Curly.

Hmm, right? 🙂

Heat protecting sprays help to protect hair from damage (who knew?) caused by blow dryers, flat irons and curling irons while also reducing friction and adding shine.

These three come calling as part of the completely revamped Pantene haircare line of shampoos, conditioners and styling products for fine, thick, curly and/or color-treated hair.

Since all of these list the same ingredients, I couldn’t help but think, “Are these all just the same stuff poured into different bottles?”

pantene heat protection shine spray review
Ingredient list for Fine Hair formula
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Will Burberry Beauty Makeup Have Ladies Lining Up?

Published in: Makeup, Product Reviews

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Burberry Beauty Soft Satin Lipstick in Nude Beige,

Pip pip, cheerio! Put down the coffee, love love , and bring out the tea, because the British are coming! — coming soon (later this month) to Nordstrom, that is. 🙂

British fashion biz Burberry is expanding its horizons, adding a line of makeup to its beautiful portfolio. The new Burberry Beauty line is now available for pre-order at, and from what I’ve seen so far, the packaging is TO DIE!

The company, of course, isn’t new to beauty. They’ve produced beautiful clothing for years, and even in the beauty niche they’ve released perfumes (LOVE Brit Sheer).

The distinctive Burberry check pattern and textured trench coat themes weave their way into the new products for eyes, lips, cheeks and face; to my eye, the gunmetal packaging, embossed lipstick bullets/powder pans and textured boxes feel elegant, luxe and true to the spirit of the brand.
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Is the $11 NYX Bronze Look Kit as Good as Gold?

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, Makeup, Product Reviews

NYX Bronze Look Kit Review Photos Swatches

Among precious metals, gold always gets the best quips… “You’re golden,” “Go for the gold,” or when something’s said to be “as good as gold.”

Poor under-appreciated bronze just doesn’t get the same love, ya know? Seriously, when was the last time someone told you to “Go for the bronze”? 🙂

Well, perhaps the new NYX Bronze Look Kit ($11) will garner bronze the respect it deserves.

The palette, one of three new Look Kits from NYX for summer, bursts with bronzy shades for eyes and lips. Like the Purple Smokey Look Kit we looked at a few days ago, it comes with a mix of nine shimmery and matte shadows and two frosty lipsticks nicely packaged in a two-tier case.

NYX Bronze Look Kit Review Photos Swatches
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