Ciate

Credit: Sephora

Just when you thought nails couldn’t get any cooler with the popular trends such as minx, a celebrity manicurist goes and ups the ante. A new nail polish line that goes by the name Ciate is literally making headlines with their velvet and caviar mani’s in a bottle. Ciate was created by celebrity manicurist Charlotte Knight. The trendy innovative velvet and caviar polishes are all about making your nails an accessory.

The new nail polish line boasts rich pigmented hues with 3D effects. The velvet polish is made up of crushed velvet powder and gives that smooth velvet texture while the caviar polish is actually a two step process that has a base coat which you top off with the caviar pearlescent beaded polish. Unlike Minx which can run you about $50 minimum, Ciate’s caviar and velvet nail polishes will run you anywhere from $19-$25. And you don’t need a nail pro to put it on.

More: Velvet and Caviar Nails, Ciate Takes Manicures to the Next Level →

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Halle Berry

What does Halle Berry, Stacy Dash, and Jada Pinkett Smith have in common? They are all over 40 and look as if they are in their mid 30’s. If any celebrity of color should have a skincare line it should be one of these women. We would buy whatever they bottled up. Women of a certain age deal with a number of skin care problems like wrinkles, age spots, and fine lines under the eyes. With technology advancing and the beauty industry producing new innovative products women of a certain age no longer have to fear aging.

From retinol based smoothing serums to firming night creams we’ve found some of the best products to help you age gracefully and beautifully. No plastic surgery needed. Unless that’s just your thing.

Retinol based creams are a significant source to use when combating wrinkles. Wrinkles are part of aging but retinol helps to keep them in check with its smoothing capabilities. Here are some anti aging creams, scrubs, and serums that will have your skin looking youthful and healthy from forehead to chin.

More: Anti-Aging Products that Will Keep Your Skin Looking Young and Healthy →

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NARS 2012 Fall Collection

Truth to be told, we aren’t sure how we feel about using a blush called Orgasm. Think about it: would it be something you would proudly tell your girls that you’d want… on your face? Yep, thought so.

But we’re willing to set aside our reservations if only for the fact that the Orgasm blush is the creation of Francois Nars, the fabulous name behind one of our favorite make-up lines ever. And boy, was he busy! Fresh from launching his ultra-sophisticated NARS Fall 2012 Colors Collection last month, he revealed his newest limited edition creation to the world just this August 1st.

Its name is as provocative as Nars’ muses can (and should) be.

More: Hot, Sizzling Fall? You Betcha! NARS Releases Sexy Fall 2012 Line and Foreplay Blush →

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7 Drugstore Beauty Products

In these scarce financial times a girl has to be very conservative when it comes to spending money on beauty products. Before the market crashed in 2008, women were spending billions of dollars on unnecessary beauty products for their skin. Some of us were acting like fools dropping $200 on La Mer’s moisturizing creme, knowing darn well that if we hit up our local Duane Reade, Walgreens, CVS, or Rite Aid that we could find moisturizing cream that was just as good under $10. Even though the economy is slowly but surely getting back on its feet, doesn’t mean that we should fall back into old habits.

We get it, as women we always want to look our best and having the best beauty products will guarantee that. Well, you should know that having the best beauty products doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot of cash. Today, we’ve listed 6 drugstore beauty buys that will work just as good, if not better than some of the luxury products you’ve been wasting your money on. With our picks, you’ll find that these products are classics and won’t break the bank at all.
First up is the classic:

More: 7 Drugstore Beauty Products That Work Better Than Pricey Brands →

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