Soft Seaside Hues Infuse the Makeup in the Aveda Sea Blossoms Collection for Spring/Summer 2012

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aveda sea blossoms collection

Aveda is one of those brands that sort of drifted off my radar screen for a while. Years ago, a former co-worker got me hooked on one of their lipglosses, but when I finished the tube, I never got around to picking up another (me = short makeup attention span).


Well, the brand is back on my heads-up display with their new Sea Blossoms collection for spring/summer 2012.

Characterized by soft seaside colors like pastel pink, coral, violet, blue, green and gray, the limited edition seven-piece release for eyes, lips and cheeks speaks to that part of me that lives for the beach! — and loves makeup in soft beachy colors. πŸ™‚

aveda sea blossoms collection

Nourish-ment Rehydrating Lip Glaze

aveda sea blossoms nourish-ment rehydrating lip glaze boxes
Nourish-ment Rehydrating Lip Glaze in Beach Thistle and Coral Sea, $18 each

aveda sea blossoms nourish-ment rehydrating lip glaze boxes

aveda sea blossoms nourish-ment rehydrating lip glaze boxes
Coral Sea (left) and Beach Thistle (right)

Nourish-ment Smoothing Lip Color

aveda sea blossoms nourish-ment lilp color star coral oyster pink boxes
Nourish-ment Smoothing Lip Color in Star Coral and Oyster Pink, $16 each

aveda sea blossoms nourish-ment lilp color star coral oyster pink boxes

aveda sea blossoms nourish-ment lilp color star coral oyster pink

aveda sea blossoms nourish-ment lilp color star coral oyster pink
Star Coral (left) and Oyster Pink (right)

aveda sea blossoms nourish-ment lilp color star coral oyster pink

Petal Essence Eye Color Trio

aveda sea blossoms petal essence eye color trios
Petal Essence Eye color Trio in Sea Grass and Violet Coast, $24 each

aveda sea blossoms petal essence eye color trios
Sea Grass (left) and Violet Coast (right)

aveda sea blossoms petal essence face accent box

Petal Essence Face Accents

aveda sea blossoms petal essence face accent
Petal Essence Face Accents in Shimmer Shell, $24

Available now at Aveda stores, salons and, these pieces have definitely done one thing for me: they’ve got me thinking about Aveda again, and it’ long overdue.

How do you feel about Aveda? Are you very familiar with the brand?

A lazy girl lunch

It’s the end of another day, doll. What did you have for lunch? I made a tortellini and spinach soup, and my tummy thinks it turned out well.

It was quick and easy to make, too. Better still, it only took one pot.

Step 1: Bring your broth to a boil (I used Trader Joe’s pre-made Hearty Vegetable).

Step 2: Next, I threw in about a cup of Trader Joe’s Spinach Tortellini (if you’re noticing a theme here, yes, I like Trader Joe’s) and cooked that until they felt just about done.

Step 3: Then, I threw in a handful of raw spinach and turned off the heat.


That’s about it. I like to eat it quickly so the pasta doesn’t get too mushy.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. corallista says:

    I like the look of the lipstick in Star Coral !
    corallista recently posted … Taupe and Rosy Plum : Urban Decay and Bobbi Brown Face of the day

  2. BooBooNinja says:

    I didn’t know Aveda had makeup. uhhh… maybe I’m the last. tee hee πŸ™‚
    Is it just me, or is it annoying how the Petal Essence Face Accents pan doesn’t fill the full width of the Aveda palette? Design flaws like this irk me.

    • Adrienne says:

      I didnt notice it at first but yep…that’s the kind of little thing that’ll drive me crazy. It’s that it’s …so…close…to the same width (or height if you’re looking at the palette), yet not quite the same that’s irksome.

      Of course, if they perform well, I’d be willing to overlook that πŸ™‚

      My bigger problem would be the green shadow next to a face product, I totally foresee green streaks on my cheek lol!

  3. gio says:

    I’ve never tried Aveda makeup, but the lip products look very interesting.
    gio recently posted … Product Review: Essence Express Dry Drops

  4. Adrienne says:

    Huh, I’ve never tried tortellinni as a soup! I’ll have to give that a go next time I’m feeling adventurous! Not a big cooked spinach fan though…do you know any other variations?

    Man, between this and the clarins post you’re making me hungry!! I’m down to the “last resort” food (often consists of Boeing basics and weird stuff I bought on a whim at Marshall’s or tjmaxx lol), because grocery shopping is waiting til payday πŸ™

    On a non food note… Assuming its recyclable (looks like it) , i LOOOVE the packaging of the lipglosses…so cute!!

  5. Karen B says:

    I’ve never tried Aveda makeup before but I do like their moisturizers. They have this gel one which is divine.

    • Adrienne says:

      Ooh, I Ike gel moisturizers! As long as theyre not too lightweight, i have very oily skin that still needs moisture, but hates even some lotions, finding them too heavy. What is it called?

      • Karen says:

        Hi Adrienne,

        Thought I’d jump in here. Back when my skin was really oily I loved, LOVED Face Oasis by H2O Plus:

        • Adrienne says:

          Thanks for the recommendation! Right now I have DDF moisture dew, which is great, but falls juust short in the moisture department. I’ve been thinking of going back to a Mary Kay gel cream I’d used a few years ago when a friend sold Mary Kay in college, but the H2O one sounds perfect! I’m hoping on some birthday money soon, so I might order it then and leave the DDF for humid summer days!

          Ill keep an open eye and maybe I’ll even luck out at TJMaxx or Marshall’s (aka my second homes) , I know they sometimes have h2o body products, that’s actually where I was able to pick uP my second bottle of the DDF for less than half off!

          We just got out testers in for Lancôme summer, and Karen there is this big giant bronzer with the prettiest overspray I have ever seen! I don’t want to let anyone touch it, lol!!

  6. S. says:

    I’m in looooove with collection!
    I didn’t really fall in love with any spring collection yet but this is just so pretty!
    hugs from italy

  7. Astrid says:

    Oh I love the soup idea! Looks very yummy, Karen! I think I’d like to try it too, never thought of a soup tortellini somehow. (must get the tortellini first, though ;)).

  8. bisbee says:

    Is it just me, or do the lip gloss packages look like little caskets?

    Just saying’… ;-}

  9. Nina says:

    i love your lunch. that would be awesome to eat today since its going to be stormy! we had stirfried veggies plus some beef fajita meat last night. πŸ™‚

    the lipsticks are gorgeous. cant say ive used aveda makeup other than their awesome lipbalm… but i am so intrigued!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Nina,

      I used to use their haircare back in the day and liked it. πŸ™‚

      Ooh, guess what! I finally broke down and bought a bottle of Caudaline Vinoperfect Serum. Thanks for the recommendation. I hope it works for me!

  10. Kim says:

    What an inspiring collection (since it’s been snowing here all morning)! The colors are lovely and I really like the packaging. I’ve only used some of Aveda’s Rosemary Mint products, but I did like them.

    Your soup looks fab, btw. I should have waited until after lunch to check in. Now I’ll be grumbley in the tumbley for the next hour. It’s just egg salad for me today, but I do like to make it a bit special by adding some dijon mustard and capers to the mix. πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Snow?!? I can’t take it. I will send you along some virtual overcast Nor Cal weather for you to enjoy, LOL!

      Random — I think you mentioned you guys were already watching Angel. Did you finish Buffy?

      • Kim says:

        Thank you! We could use a little Nor Cal weather! πŸ™‚ Last week, it was in the 70s, so everyone was freaking when the temp dropped back to the 30s. We’re all crossing our fingers that the warmth comes back before June!

        No, on finishing Buffy. I switched to Angel after Season 3 (when he left). I think I’ll go back to Buffy but, as stupid as this sounds, right now I can’t bear to see her with someone other than Angel – especially if it’s Spike. I just loathe him. I do realize how ridiculous that is, but I’m embracing my immaturity for now. HAHA!

  11. artemis says:

    omg, i love the way the light pink lipstick looks and also the lipglosses!

  12. Chris25 says:

    Star Coral lipstick looks to be a winner!

    I love your recipes. They’re so easy to do. No fuss, no muss! πŸ™‚

  13. Katrina says:

    Mmmm, your lunch sounds delicious! I like the colors in this collection but its not really wowing me. I don’t know.

  14. Jenn says:

    Why didn’t you post SWATCHES? πŸ™

  15. Vonvon says:

    Your lunch looks so yummy!

    Both the lipsticks look so pretty. Waiting for the swatches!
    Vonvon recently posted … Guess The Eyeshadow Palette!

  16. Ooh La La! LOVE the Sea Coral color!

  17. I can’t wait to see the swatches!

    I’m fairly familiar with Aveda, but we don’t get their makeup in Taiwan anymore (I guess it didn’t sell too well?), and in Belgium only certain hair salons use their products.

    Your lunch looks YUM! I had a salad with smoked salmon and toast with cheese today πŸ™‚

  18. steph b says:

    That soup looks like a great quick and easy lunch! A Trader Joe’s just opened within *walking* distance of my apartment. I did a major happy dance when that happened. Even better, it is just steps away from Pinkberry. Happiest block around.

  19. Jen says:

    OOOH! Exciting! I’m going to try and get my hands on some Aveda products! Anything you recommend? I’m mainly looking for blushes and lip products (Mainly lipglosses.)


    Jen πŸ˜€

  20. charmaine says:

    Hi Karen!! I love your style πŸ™‚

    I am a beauty therapist and work with Aveda products, I also use a large range of other products at home. I’m looking to further my career in this industry. Do you need a co Blogger? I can send in information or have a link on your website or whatever is easiest. Let me know and send me an email πŸ™‚ Thank you!

    Regards, Charmaine

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