Thursday, July 30, 2009

anastasia lash lifting mascara

One coat of this exclusive silky, non-clumping, double effect mascara will add full volume thickness and uplifting curl.

That is pretty much true. I have been switching between this Lash Lifting Mascara ($22) from Anastasia and Kiehl's mascara pretty much since I started using them about 3 months ago.

My first thought on this was...."it totally makes since that Anastasia would come out with a mascara. If you get your eyebrows looking good, you need your lashes looking good as well." I know, that's a really long first thought, but that's almost exactly what I thought.

I have noticed if you go over your lashes too many times this will start to clump up but nothing major that a lash comb couldn't fix. It lasts all day and is a perfect mascara for daytime.

You can check it o
ut at and in person at Ulta and Sephora.


Monday, November 17, 2008

great gifts for $50 or less...anastasia mini brow kit

Mini Me versions of products just leave me dying every time.

I mean, come on, these are just adorable aren't they?

Mini tweezers, brow gel, and a matte Camille Highligher?

For the love...they are just too cute.

But, honestly, don't let their size fool you...these things actually work and do the job of their larger counterparts.

For serious.

Considering this Anastasia Mini Brow Kit is only $25, it's a great way to treat someone to a gift that guaranteed won't be returned.

Trust in that.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

anastasia brow duality

I have been so into my brows lately.

After getting them shaped by the fabulous Elke, I've been working hard to make sure that they continue to stay that way.

Tweezing when needed, or a little clean-up at a local eyebrow place...has definitely kept things in line.

I've also been loving my Anastasia Brow Duality in matte shell and lace shimmer ($23) lately.

This double-ended pencil of perfection allows me to use it's matte side during the day and it's shimmery side at night...or when I need a little pick-me-up.

All I have to do is add a little directly under my brows and blend. Instant highlight with a little bit of lift.

My little trick for instant glow is to add the shimmery side of my pencil (lace shimmer -a gorgeous wearable gold) to the inner corners of my eyes.

It instantly makes me look all-at-once awake and glowy.


You can find Anastasia products at Sephora stores,,, Nordstrom, and

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

pink giveaway with anastasia winners...

We are happy to announce the 2 winners of our Anastasia Giveaway, each winner will receive an Anastasia Limited Edition Swarovski Pink Ribbon Precision Tweezers.

We just wanted to remind everyone, if you are not one of the lucky two, you can purchase these tweezers. Anastasia teamed up with the WCRF (Women's Cancer Research Fund) and will donate 50% of all proceeds from the sale of these tweezers to this fund. They are only available at Nordstrom and on and can be yours for $33.

These tweezers are handcrafted in Italy from the highest-quality steel with custom-slanted tip and calibrated tension, this professional must-have tool handles even the finest hairs with ease. This special edition is hand-adorned with a genuine Swarovski Crystal Pink Ribbon.

Now back to the winners....

They are:

Laura S.


Cecilia P.


Keep an eye out on your mailbox ladies, they should be arriving soon.

Everyone should check back later this week for another fantastic pink giveaway.

With love (always),
Jennifer and Christine

Monday, October 13, 2008

anastasia beverly hills brow enhancing serum

Did I ever tell you about the time I had my eyebrows waxed by an overzealous plucker who plucked half of my one eyebrow away?


Or the one who decided to forgo her usual amazing waxing and tweezing skills, only to instead pick up a razor and shave my eyebrows into bizarre thin wisps?


Then I had to have told you about the most recent encounter (a few months ago) with the over-zealous waxer...right?

The one who left one of my eyebrows looking something like a tadpole...a fat body with a squiggly tail?


Yeah...that really nice person left me afraid to set my tooshie down in a waxer's chair for a while.

Since that incident, I've tried numerous things to get my brows to grow back.

Only two things have worked...exfoliating the brow area (Elke's tip) and this...Anastasia Brow Enhancing Serum ($35).

Since using both before our visit with the fab Elke, I noticed a major improvement in the growth of the hairs in the brow area.

Together, they are the one-two punch that deliver thicker brows.


I apply this at night on clean dry skin (after cleansing and exfoliating) and saw results after a couple of weeks (they say it can take up to four).

It doesn't smell or irritate my eyes and my eyes tend to be sensitive to things like that. Plus it's clear if you're in bed with the hubster, he won't look at you funny.

The price is a little up there, but mine has lasted my a while and once you've noticed better growth, you can always lengthen the time between applications.

One tip though...the brush itself doesn't get all the way down inside the container. So you might need a QTip to get at what's left once you're at that point.

Try,, or to purchase.


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Sunday, August 17, 2008

anastasia beverly hills...all about brows kit

Something that we're loving right now is Anastasia Beverly Hills All About Brows Kit ($75).

While the kit we have came with a pink case and an instruction mini dvd...this is as close as we've seen.

For starters, let's begin with the tweezers, they are awesome. Truly awesome.

They grip superbly and do a phenomenal job of getting all of the hairs you need them to get.

Next comes the brow setting gel (in the tube) that's not goopy at all and helps to keep your brows in place.

Next comes the brush.

A combination of a spoolie and a brow brush. The spoolie end helps to brush every hair into place and aids in the brow neatening process...and the angled brow brush helps to apply her brow powder precisely.

The brow powder comes with two shades for you to use to fill in your brows. From what I've been reading, it's best to use two different shades to fill in your brows to keep them natural looking. Use the lighter shade for overall filling of sparse areas and then use the darker shade to define your arch. The spoolie comes into play here too in blending the powder to keep it soft. (editor's note: I should mention that I use the medium ash and Christine uses the ash blonde...both are absolutely perfect for us and our coloring and allowed us to avoid that freakish brow look we were worried about.)

The matte brow highlighter is great for...well...highlighting your under brow area. On the Anastasia website ( they also recommend using it outside your lip line. I think that would work right in the cupids bow of your lips beautifully...for great definition.

The stencils are fabulous if you're not quite sure where to tweeze, or how to shape your eyebrows.

They are easier to use than you'd originally think..considering both Christine and I looked at each other like how the heck are we supposed to use these things. We figured it out quickly and got the swing of it pretty easily after a couple of missteps*.

The final result?

Gorgeous brows that look naturally wonderful. Love.

No go on out there and pluck yourself crazy...but not too crazy.

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*Just in case you're still having a hard time, Sephora has the video that we got as well. It's really informative and helps with the process.

Friday, July 18, 2008

anastasia beverly hills...brow pencil

Not too long ago, I was the victim of a random eyebrow waxing attack.

It basically involved some waxer deciding that I didn't need a thicker eyebrow and decided to thin it from the arch down.

It looked like a squiggly tail.

The worst part was that they weren't even and she was completely obnoxious besides...not one apology.

Needless to say, I've been freaked out to try another random waxer.

I was hoping I was going to be able to take advantage of that waxing service we talked about a couple of months know...the one for the Anastasia Brow Studios that are at select Nordies?

But, I totally didn't have enough hair to warrant a waxing.

As of now, it's looking a lot better on the attacked side.

It's still in need of some more growth in areas...but, there's definitely been an improvement overall.

I'm attributing the growth to a couple of tips I learned from someone in the know and another product that I'm testing and shall be talked about later.

For now, let's talk about this.

This is awesome and my new best friend (sorry Christine).

The Brow Pencil ($20) by Anastasia Beverly Hills, is definitely something that's been getting a lot of use from me.

It fills in those little missing hairs and makes it look natural not painted on. The trick I've found that works for me, is to use short little strokes to fill in those missing hairs, and then go back over your work lightly with the spoolie on the other end. If you want it to last, be sure to set it with either the brow gel, a brow pomade, or a brow wax.

I'm using the medium ash color and you've seen the color of my brows. I think it works perfectly with my coloring. Any darker and my brows would be heading toward Strangeville.

Right now though, they just look fabulous.

Try for more information and to purchase...or try a Nordies near you.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

anastasia beverly hills...brow gel

We are both loving this Brow Gel ($21) from Anastasia Beverly Hills.

It's basically a clear gel that contains botanical conditioners and essential oils...and keeps your brows where you brush them.

The gel is also great to use on top of your brow pencil and powder.

The best part is that it isn't all goopy and glisten-y...meaning your brows won't look all shiny and weird.

Just groomed and put together.

Which is the way we like it.

With love (always),
Jennifer and Christine
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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

the anastasia brow studio at nordstrom

Hey ladies!

Do yourself a favor and mark your calendars for this...

Anastasia, eyebrow guru to the stars, is bringing her Beverly Hills-style salon to Nordstrom with the luxurious new Anastasia Brow Studio.

Here, guests can receive expert brow arching, reshaping, and sculpting, as well as facial waxing.

The best part is, you'll receive a free makeup bag and full-size highlighting pencil when you purchase a brow shaping service at the Anastasia Brow Studio located in select Nordstrom stores from May 20 - 22.

Visit the link below to view participating Nordstrom locations and to book an appointment via the Allure Beauty Concierge.

While, as far as we know, Anastasia herself will not be making any appearances at these Nordies can still get your arches beautified by one of her expertly trained eyebrow artists.

I know that Christine and I will definitely be taking advantage of this awesome eyebrows are tingling with excitement as we speak!

Hurry up and book your appointment now.

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