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Une éducation: How Does Nuxe Nuxellence Jeunesse Youth and Radiance Revealing Fluid Translate?

French Class  Show me a beauty/fashion obsessed woman who is not inexplicably drawn to all things French, and I’ll show you a liar. Within months of launching my blog, I enrolled in not one but two French language courses. Now, the two French classes being taken at the same time was the unintentional result of a little Groupon-ing incident, but for the sake of this article, let’s pretend I was really that dedicated to beauty that I wanted, no needed, to p arlez-vous français . My French recently came in handy recently when I was given a sample of a popular skincare product in France that is now available in the US, Nuxe Paris’ Nuxellence Jeunesse Youth and Radiance Revealing Fluid .   In this case, it may be the English words that are harder to interpret than the French. ‘Jeunesse’ means ‘youth’ or ‘the time when you are young’, but what exactly is a youth and beauty revealing fluid? That question was best answered by letting my skin experience such a thing. As it turns out, a Yo

Backstage with Per-fekt Beauty: Alon Livne at New York Fashion Week

Training under Alexander McQueen and working for Roberto Cavelli, Alon Livne , Israel’s popular young designer and winner of the Israeli-version of Project Runway decided only two weeks ago to present at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York, according to Women's Wear Daily . The all-black collection was inspired by J.G. Ballard’s post-apocalyptic science fiction novel “The Crystal World”, featuring  dresses with sheer panels, beautifully (and strategically placed) jeweled accents, and meticulously tailored pants.  Per-fekt Beauty : Per-fekt Beauty’s technologically advanced products seemed appropriately paired for Alon Livne's sci-fi inspired collection.  The makeup followed the simple yet striking inspiration of the clothing, using Per-fekt's Smart Color technology  the Per-fekt beauty team led by  Suzana Hallili  created a clean, natural face with a subtle smoky metallic eye.  Makeup : Starting with Per-fekt’s multi-tasking Luminous Skin Perfection G

This Ones For the (Beauty) Lovers: My Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Reflecting back on Valentine's Days of old, my most fond memories of celebrating the holiday come from elementary school. Decorating handmade cards, anticipating a huge candy binge, and becoming a handwriting analyst when reading way too deeply into the quickly scribbled message my crush left on the cards his mother probably made him sign always made it a special time. To me Valentine's Day is not about making some overwrought romantic comedy come true, but about showing yourself, a friend, or a loved one a little extra attention and affection because you've been meaning too but you've been so busy! Instead of being annoyed by the 'commercial'-ness of the holiday, let it be a reminder to make time for yourself or someone else. For that best friend, a new-ish relationship, or (obviously) yourself, my first Valentine's Day pick is the We Heart Collection box from Birchbox . The box is valued at $76, but the limited edition collection is only $36 and includ