Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Lusted from Allure Magazine

Allure Magazine--the monthly bible for beauty junkies, by beauty junkies, delivering all the know on product releases, the best of the year, the science behind the newest $200 cream, and, normally, where you'll find my nose the day it hits stands.
Now, there are loads of things floating on my wishlist, but this month's issue initiated a flip of the page to jot down all the lust-inducing products that have caught my eye. Add this to the fact that nearly five pages of the iPad edition are strictly devoted to Olivia Wilde and you've got a full on obsession. In fact, three hours Saturday morning and that was the October issue, done.

With honey oded as the flavor of the month, not only for the scent, but for the ways that the contained sugars pull water into your skin and how manuka honey, in particular, has acne-busting powers due to it's bacteria ridding ways, it initiated a new found lust for something I've had my eye on for a while now--the Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask. Clarifying, acne busting (thanks to that darn manuka), yet nourishing at the same time, call it a clarifying mask for winter.
The other skincare bit mentioned (one, two, three...) four wonking times is the Eau Thermale Avène Mattifying Fluid. Now, I know what you're thinking--parched city. But Avène has incorporated an amino acid that helps short-circuit oil production with sebaceous glands before it can reach the surface. Glutamic acid, is it's name, but it only works more or less depending on where you're most oily parts are. Translation? No parched cheeks; no oil-slick t-zone.

First oded as a shine serum, then a heat protectant, then a glassy hair-inducer, and, lastly, the do-it-all oil that won their 'Best of Beauty' award, if I had to pay a dollar every time the Redken Diamond Oil was mentioned in this month's Allure, I would have dished enough to buy one for all of you. Made with ninety-nine percent natural oils, it penetrates hair to repair damage, but that's not all. Seeing that ridiculously, glossy hair is a must for the upcoming season, add this to the list for the only hair product you'll ever need (minus the shampoo and condition).
Chances are, you're a beauty junkie and already have loads of oils and potions for your hair sitting around, but what about a shine spray? Again, winning the 'Best of Beauty' award for the best 'shine booster' is the Oribe Shine Light Reflecting Spray. First, I've been falling hard for the brand with their luxe looking packaging and likewise Vivianna-love for a while now, but the ultrafine mist promises to impart glassy hair without a greasy feel.

There are three additions to the list that also have the 'Best of Beauty' stamp. Makeup-wise, the Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Sugar Frost won the 'beige cream' eyeshadow category, and--oh--you know how I fall hard for anything sheer (check), Laura Mercier (check) and slightly shimmery (check).
The best basecoat award went to the Orly Bonder Rubberized Basecoat--sounds intense, non? According to Allure, the 'rubber grip means that you won't need to MacGyver an elastic band around the handle to open it', while sticking to the nails with the same rubber-esque hold.
The best cuticle cream...is an oil? Yes--you're not seeing thing, but it's the Essie Apricot Cuticle Oil. It's hydrating and smells of (you guessed it) apricots...simples.

Well, I better start making room on the list for next month's issue *grabs wallet*. Does anyone care to join on the editorial-fallen shopping spree? Olivia Wilde, what about you?


  1. The Antipodes Aura Honey Mask is devine! So lovely on the skin. Really nourishing and helps calm my skin when congested. I really recommend :) x

    Abbie | Dainty Little Dreams

  2. Oribe is currently on my wish list too, the brand sounds amazing! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  3. I need to get the new Allure! I already have the cuticle oil and its fantastic, I use it every day


  4. Sorry for the spoiler. And the cuticle oil has moved to the top of my wishlist. Thanks! xo

  5. I know! The Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray is definitely catching my eye. xo

  6. Great--now I'll definitely have to get it. You're such an enabler. *wink* xo


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