Dolce & Gabbana Lace Makeup

Dolce & Gabbana has beautiful collections of clothes season after season. Now they are also unveiling their makeup collection. This fall you’ll fall in love with their Sicilian Lace Makeup. The brand is known for being able to capture femininity and lace is the ultimate girly factor. The makeup collection is sultry with a lot of nude and bronze like colors.

The gold detailing alone makes it so romantic and luxurious. It’s impossible for beauty addicts to resist. Below is a list of what the collection will entail:

LIPS-

  • Caramel (105) Classic Cream Lipstick (New) ($30.00)
  • Perfection (50) Shine Lipstick ($30.00)
  • Caramel (135) Ultra-Shine Lipgloss (New) ($30.00)
  • EYES-

    Nude (110) Smooth Eye Colour Quad ($59.00)

    FACE-

    The Sicilian Lace Bronzer (New, Limited Edition) ($49.00)

    NAILS-

    Perfection (220) Intense Nail Lacquer (New) ($20.00)

    Dolce & Gabbana Sicilian Lace Collection

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    Be A Savvy Shopper

    Shopping doesn’t have to empty out your pockets completely. In this economy, being a bit of a savvy shopper will come in handy. We are led to believe that, because a product costs more it will work best. It might take a little extra browsing time but, hey, who doesn’t want to take their time when it comes to shopping?

    Putting on a pretty face shouldn’t cost you tons. Take the NARS Highlighting/Bronzing Blush Duo for example. This is a combination of their most popular blush and bronzer and retails for $39. E.L.F. is like the dollar menu of make-up. All of their products are under five dollars. They have an almost identical product, the Contouring Blush & Bronzer Powder for only three dollars. Talk about a steal!

    Hair care is also important. When your hair looks bad it can throw an entire outfit off. While there are so many products promising healthy hair, they can be a bit costly at times. Suave offers a collection of affordable hair products. Their shampoo and conditioner for damaged hair renewal is only two dollars a bottle. Best of all you get the same results from Suave as you would from salon brand products.

    Let’s not forget our nails. Nail polish is our way of dressing them up. Essie and O.P.I. colors are vibrant and never lacking in color options. But, really, who wants to spend eight to $10 on nail polish? N.Y.C has a collection of all the hottest colors this season, and they’re only $1.99 each.

    Before dropping down a wad of cash on your next product, channel your inner savvy shopper and browse for the affordable version.

    Smudge Free Nails with Rapi Dry-July Giveaway

    Some products are just worth the splurge. The biggest reason I go the salon for my weekly mani/pedi, is so that I don’t accidentally smudge my nails. I don’t always have the time to wait for them to dry and I don’t have one of the quick dry machines either. There are sprays you can apply to the nails to speed up the drying process, but they leave my hands feeling greasy afterwards.

    For you on-the-go ladies, O•P•I has the solution. If you haven’t already tried, Rapi Dry Top Coat ($11.95) you must be made aware of that it works wonders. You brush it on your nails, as if painting them, and it dries in about five minutes to a hard glossy finish. With this you can do your nails on your own; smudge and streak free. Think of it as an investment for your nails.

    ***Some lucky readers will be chose to receive Rapi Dry Top Coat and experience how well it works for themselves*** Here’s how to enter:

    • Subscribe to SkinALicious and receive up to date notifications on stories and other giveaways. (Subscribers are automatically entered in monthly giveaways)
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    Eat Your Way To Healthy Skin

    Surely you’ve heard the expression, “you are what you eat”. It might be hard to put the sweets down and not give into the greasy temptations, but think about your health. As good as it might taste it isn’t doing any good to your body. Being cautious of your intake today will save you from a breakout tomorrow.

    Clinical nutritionist, Samantha Heller told WebMd, “The healthier the foods are that you consume, the better your skin will look.”

    Heller goes on to explain that the foods you eat eventually become part of you. Knowing what to eat and what will benefit whatparts of your body is essential in living a healthy life. That being said, here are some of the foods you should keep around that will do your body some good:

    Anything high in antioxidants and Vitamin A is great. It keeps your immune system strong and skin experts say that a daily intake of Vitamin A will do the skin wonders. Low-fat dairy products contain a good amount of Vitamin A. Try low-fat yogurt or any of these fruits:

    • Blackberries
    • Blueberries
    • Plums
    • Strawberries

    Essential Fatty acids like the ones in canola oils and salmon will help keep your skin looking young, tight, and glowing. Also snacking whole grain breads, cereals and nuts like the following promotes stronger and healthier hair and nails (The protein from eggs is also good for your hair):

    • Walnuts
    • Cashews
    • Pecans
    • Almonds

    When it comes to beverages green tea is a safe choice and an alternative to sodas and syrupy drinks. The tea contains anti-inflammatory properties and has proven to reduce the damage done from the sun’s harmful rays. Not only that, but it’s been tested to prevent and reduce skin cancer. While green tea is beneficial, water is the best way to stay hydrated. Drinking it flushes the toxins out of you and keeps your skin clear.

    Start treating yourself to healthier skin. Incorporating these foods and making it a part of your lifestyle, not just a diet, will benefit your entire your body head to toe.

    Odorless Nail Polish Remover

    Sometimes you need to change your nail polish at inconvenient places. (For me it happened to be at work) No one likes the smell of nail polish remover and there’s no way it goes unnoticed when you open up the bottle. Fortunately for you and those around you while you’re removing nail polish, there’s a solution. Honeybee Gardens, a naturally based cosmetic company, has an odorless nail polish remover. It’s even beneficial for your nails. The polish remover protects your cuticles with the help of aloe and vitamin E. Honeybee’s formula also includes horsetail extract to strengthen the nails. The odorless polish remover can be purchased on their website for $6.99 and there’s a sample size for $2.99. This product would go great with Revlon’s scented nail polish.

    Honeybee’s nail polish is also worth the try. Being that it is also odorless, it doesn’t have the toxic fumes regular nail polish does. Their nail polish is water based, doesn’t peel off, and dries in half the time as others do. You get to choose out of 21 different colors for $6.99 a bottle.

    Sephora Chic Nail Prints

    Who has time to paint their nails, apply a second coat, and then wait for them to dry? Sephora in collaboration with O•P•I and Minx nails is offering a way of doing your nails that is mess free and not as time consuming. The product is called, Sephora by O•P•I and it’s a set of precut prints for your nails.

    Dress your nails up for any ocassion. There’s a ton of designs to choose from, whether you want cheetah, stars, chrome or lace; all eyes will be on your nails. The application is heat activated and come in a pack of 16. All you have to do is smooth it onto your nails using your fingers and cut and file as desired. It brings a variety of sizes allowing you to even apply it on your nails. For $15 a pack I’d say it’s worth the try.

    Check out all the designs they have to offer at Sephora.

    Scented Nail Polish

    While shopping for nail polish, scent has never been an option; until now that is One of the biggest flaws of nails polish is its toxic scent. As soon as you open up a bottle and start painting it can consume the room with the unpleasant scent. Revlon is a step ahead of its competitors. They’ve released a limited edition collection of scented nail polish, Fruitful Temptations. The collection consists of eight different shades and they range in fruity, tropical scents. Whether you like shimmer, pinks, purples, reds, or even green, there’s sure to be a color for everyone. Retailing at about $4.50 each, who wouldn’t want to try it out?

    The shades are:

    • Mon Cherry
    • Sublime Strawberry
    • Coconut Crush
    • Not So Blue-Berry
    • Mad About Mango
    • Raspberry Rapture
    • Pretty in Papaya
    • Passionate Fruit

    What do you guys think? Will you give scented polish a chance?

    Detox Your Body & Skin

    Don’t underestimate the benefits of lemon. They’re high in vitamin C, which not only helps fight bacteria but also reduces the risk of developing cancer. It’s clear now why so many body cleanses include lemon as a main ingredient. Cleanses might not be for everyone, but you can still benefit from it in other ways.

    Body: Squeeze a lemon into your water bottle. It flushes the toxins out of your body and helps with your digestive system.

    Nails: Use it to bring your nails back to life. Have you ever noticed your nails looking a little stained or yellowish?  They might not be getting enough nutrients and it’s a clear indicator that you need to start getting more vitamins A and C. You don’t even need to go to the nail salon for this treatment. Stick your nails into two lemon halves for 5 minutes. It will instantly brighten your nails.

    Skin: For acne; rub the lemon juice on the skin to help clear it up.