Posts Tagged ‘February 2011.’

  1. January 28, 2011 by Beauty Booty 411


    Step Up Your Skin Care Routine with Yves Rocher

    If you’re a frequent reader of this website, you’ll know that Yves Rocher is one of my favourite brands because their products contain natural botanical ingredients to care for the skin in every way. There’s a reason why they’re the number one skin care brand in France. Plus, the anti-aging ingredients they throw in from time to time are always great.

    Yves Rocher is launching an all-new line of skin care treatments, 3 Detoxifying Teas, in February, which is actually only a few days away. I am huge skin care advocate and if anyone asks me for beauty advice, it almost always begins with a good skin care regimen. Makeup cannot perform miracles so care for your skin properly everyday.

    Above, you’ll see the Micellar Cleansing Water ($19), the first step in your skin care routine. Made for the face, eyes and lips, this product will remove all traces of makeup and impurities from the skin. With Green Tea, White Tea and Madagascar Tea extracts, it also revitalizes the skin and gives it a visibly younger look. I like the fresh sensation it leaves on my skin and I love how it removes my makeup (eyeshadow, bronzer and all) in a snap. This product is also available in a milk formula if you need extra hydration.

    Perfecting Toning Lotion ($18) has become my best-kept secret…until today, of course! Also made with tea extracts and chamomile water, this cleanser has a little something extra. It actually helps revive the skin and get rid of those nasty signs of fatigue. It’s also made with peppermint, which is an ingredient that stimulates the skin to help it recover from signs of fatigue quick. You’ll totally love!

    Once your face is clean, you have to exfoliate. I can’t stress it enough, no matter how annoying or repetitive I sound! That’s where the Exfoliating Foam Cleanser ($18) comes into play. In general, Yves Rocher products are known for being extremely gentle on the skin yet effective and this little gem is no exception. I beg you, exfoliate at least before bed (though morning and night is better). It’s the best way to achieve smooth, hydrated, younger and healthier-looking skin.

    And finally, for the gal who is often on-the-go, the Express Cleansing Wipes ($17) were made just for you. They’re easy to bring along anywhere you go (they’re coming to Jamaica with me next week!) and they provide the same amazing results as the bottled cleansers.

    These new skin care products will be hitting Yves Rocher stores next week. If you make a purchase online, remember to click on the Yves Rocher photo on the right-hand side of this page to get your free gift at checkout. Happy weekend everyone!

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  2. January 26, 2011 by Beauty Booty 411


    The Sorbet-Style Texas Collection for Summer 2011

    OPI‘s soon-to-be-launched spring/summer collection is absolutely perfect for the warmer weather. Reminiscent of a refreshing sorbet, the new Texas Collection (which will be hitting stores next month) is made up of 12 translucent shades that have that water-based look. You can double up the matte shades to give them a more opaque look or go for a single coat of one of the shimmering shades to give your nails a candy-coated finish.

    I tried out a few of the season’s hottest shades to see for myself. First, I tried out San Tan-Tonio (my fave), a rich taupe that is the perfect example of why the nude trend is fabulous. I love the creamy finish of it.

    Next, I tried out Don’t Moss With OPI. This grassy green shade is opaque when two coats are applied and in case you didn’t notice at the Golden Globes last weekend, green is the new “it” colour for 2011.

    To give you an idea of how translucent Too Hot Pink To Hold ‘Em is, here are a couple of close-ups. As you can see, the colour is bright and vivacious yet it has a sheer finish. Ideally, I think these sheer colours looks best when you overlay on top of something else. Maybe on top of black nail lacquer. It can give your mani an edgy twist. If you’re into the light, fresh look, one coat on natural nails is all you need.

    Austin-Tacious Turquoise is another sheer lacquer I like paired on top of black. It can give your mani or pedi a glamorous twist. If you like your nail lacquer sheer, apply a single coat and seal it with top coat. For a more opaque look, go for two coats. Just remember to apply to all ten fingers first before applying the second coat. You want to give each nail a few minutes to dry before you throw on another layer. This will prevent smudging a nail.

    All 12 of the Texas Collection shades are due out in February 2011 for $10.95 each. For more retail info, visit