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Brushing Up With… Dr. Hess’ Udder Products

I don’t know about your neck of the woods, but here in Memphis right now, the weather is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! It partly cloudy and it’s in the mid to upper 50s! It sure as hell beats that zero degree wind chill from a couple of weeks ago.

Although the cold might be  taking a break, I’m sure the dry winter skin is still lingering on some of you lovely readers.

If so, then you might be interested in this product review by Stained Couture Beauty Editor, Beautylishus a.k.a Joy, about an interesting ointment in her latest feature of “Brushing Up with Beautylishus”!

Read more see what Beautylishus had to say about Dr. Hess Udder products. I think I might need to try these out, myself!

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Stila Jewel Eye Shadow Palette

Since I have discovered my new routine of winding down from a day of work by watching beauty and fashion videos on YouTube, I have revived my love of make-up. Its like I’m 13 years old all over again and spending hours trying to figure out which shade and combination of lipstick and blush gives me that natural look. Read more to find out more about this new palette and eyeshadow by Stila.

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NARS Spring 2010 Collection

NARS has just released its Spring 2010 collection that features soft and sexy shades inspired by Catherine Deneuve’s role as Lucille in La Chamade. The shades are elegant and versatile, just like Deneuve’s character.

“I love Catherine’s makeup look in this movie,” says François. “It’s very sophisticated and bourgeois in a Parisian ‘16th Arrondissement’ way. She is the perfect reference for this collection, and apropos for spring, a time to embrace color and get noticed.”

Read more to see items from the collection.

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Counter Talk…The death of natural beauty?

Personally, I don’t have a problem with people getting plastic surgery. I don’t know if I ever see myself getting plastic surgery, but still no problem. However, when it comes to plastic surgery, I guess you can say I’m pro choice.  I believe the reason I feel this way is, because the stigma and taboo of getting plastic surgery has weakened over the years.

However, there is one thing about the invention and takeover of plastic surgery in pop culture that has irked me beyond belief and has asked me to ponder the following  question for a while now. Has plastic surgery killed the ideal of natural “beauty”?

Before there was plastic surgery, there were women who were actually born with large breasts, smooth skin, full lips, and large butts. I know it sounds shocking, right?! However, that seems almost impossible, because when we see an ample lip, bust, or derriere, we tend to make assumptions about enhancements, before being “born with them.”

For example, as soon as someone new hits the media airwaves that has an ample bust or full derriere, the scrunity and questions of  “Are they real?” or “Did they look like that before?” start become supporting characters in conversations about them. Also, if someone looks a little different, people start pulling out old pictures and start doing photo comparisons.

Somehow, the invention of plastic surgery has swiped out the possibility of natural endowments and even tricks of the trades such as push-up bras and make-up tricks. Seriously.

One of the new things that, to my shock, is the idea that someone with a large and ample rump must have had fat injected or wearing butt pads. About 11 years ago, when Jennifer Lopez was just getting her foot into the door of mainstream, I read an article about how women were starting to inquire about butt implants. Personally, my little 17 year old mind at the time thought that it was a fad that would die out very soon. Chile, was I wrong. Butt implants are the new “it” thing to have. They are up there with botox!

Anyway, am I the only one that feels this way or have these thoughts. I will definitely admit that I think enhancements first and then I look for signs of natural. What about you?

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Perricone M.D. Cold Plasma + Perricone Coupon

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The Stained Couture giveaway train is still rolling and the next gift falling off the train is Perricone M.D.’s Cold Plasma. The new year is approaching and now would be a great time to upgrade and/or work on your skincare regimen.

Personally, I have been using Perricone Amine Face Lift Complex and High Potency Eye Lift for the past couple of months and my skin looks so incredible. I was getting to that age were I needed to incorporate anti-aging products in my regimen and these two have really helped me regain a youthful glow.

I will admit that I am going to be super jealous of whoever wins this, because my skin is just screaming to try this! Cold Plasma benefits anyone of any age.

If you are tired of failing products that promise you better skin and feel that Cold Plasma might just be  what your skin is crying for, then you definitely need to enter.

In order to win, all you have to do is:

  • Leave your name and location in the comment section
  • AND tell me why you need this product

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Visit their website to find out about specials and Perricone coupons.

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