MAC Cosmetics Launches the Originals Collection

Originals have a lust for life! From Carol Channing to Bowie, and every glam rocker in between. M·A·C pays tribute to the high flyers in the shades, shadows and looks that stylishly stand the test of time. Originals are now and forever.

The MAC new Originals Collection pays homage to their most popular product shades, past and present. To celebrate the launch of this classic collection of MAC favourites, MAC is having a contest. Called “Are You A MAC Original?” this contest will have details onlinesoon.

LGL featured at the iTunes Store

Lip Gloss and Laptops has been featured on the first page of the Fashion and Beauty category at the U.S. iTunes Store podcast directory. (LGL is on the second page at the Canadian version.)

As far as we know, podcasts get featured as an editorial choice by the people who run the iTunes Store, so we’d like to say thanks to them for highlighting our show. We’re #64 on the Fashion and Beauty top 100 in the U.S., and #38 in Canada—those listings go by subscriptions from listeners through the iTunes Store, so thanks to all of you for that!

Snow Day!

Happy Holidays! We were going to record a show today, but it snowed about 30 cm last night, and we decided to both stay at home and nest.

Christmas is fast approaching, and I want to share with you some ideas for creative and last-minute gift ideas.

1. ModelCo Disco Lights. It’s like a party in your purse! This fun lip gloss has a multi-coloured LED light in the handle. I gave this to my kids’ piano teacher for Christmas this year. Fun!

2. A great last-minute gift for a friend or brother/sister is an electric toothbursh.OralB has a few to offer at different price-points.

3. Murad has a Holiday Collection. I will be giving a special friend the Gogi-Berry Body Set – yum!

It’s a little late to be ordering products online. If you don’t want to go to the crazy-busy mall, I suggest shopping at your local drugstore or hair salon. Most carry products for everyone on your list.

Merry Christmas!

Lip Gloss wins best podcast in Vancouver!

Last night at a ceremony the Cellar nightclub downtown, Lip Gloss and Laptops won in the favourite audio/video podcast category at Vancouver’s Best of 604 awards, which were voted for by readers and listeners over the past few weeks.

The show was up against some pretty hefty competition, including the internationally known Tiki Bar TV, but the LGL win was something a landslide, with 35% of the vote in the category.

Second place went to our friend Dave Olson. Tiki Bar came a surprising third. Unfortunately, Kerry Anne couldn’t make it to the event, but Airdrie was there to accept the prize pack from awards organizer and mistress of ceremonies Rebecca “Miss 604” Bollwitt. So thanks to all our listeners and fans—quite a cheer went up in the crowd of a couple of hundred people when our win was announced!

AVEDA Earth Day Draw: get your entries in by midnight Earth Day

Wednesday April 22 is Earth Day. To celebrate, we are running a draw for one of two AVEDA gift packs.

Each prize contains the following full-sized products:

Aveda Limited Edition Light the Way Earth Month Candle
Aveda Calming Body Cleanser 250 ml
Aveda Replenishing Body Moisturizer 250 ml
Aveda Tourmaline Charged Radiance Masque 125 ml
Aveda Pure Abundance™ Volumizing Shampoo 500 ml
Aveda Pure Abundance™ Volumizing Clay Conditioner 200 ml
Packaged in the new Aveda Tote Bag (made from 80% recycled cotton/20% recycled PET)

This contest is for CANADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY.

Enter before MIDNIGHT on Earth Day (Pacific Time)
Tell your friends!

Botox: Before and After

It is one week after my Botox cosmetic treatment. I received 31 units of botox between my eye brows, and three on either side of my outer brow. As you can see, the furrows in my brow are slightly improved. I am making an “angry face” in both pictures… I look less angry in the “after” photo.

Was this worth $370? I’m not sure yet. I will go back in two weeks for a follow-up. I may need a few extra units to help further ease the tough muscles. Time will tell. I’ll keep you posted.

A Rose Romance

Yesterday I had a chance to sample the new scent from MAC Cosmetics: A Rose Romance. Part of their limited edition spring line of the same name, A Rose Romance is intriguingly romantic. Notes: Bulgarian, Turkish and Tea Roses, orchid, lily, jasmine and peony, light and dark woods, patchouli and amber crystal (20 ml / .68 us fl oz CA$28.50.)

If you like the fresh scent of Tea Rose, you will love this scent! Go try it before you buy it. See how it lingers on your body. Everyone’s body chemistry is different, and that is why it is crucial that you wear a scent for a few hours before you buy it. “A Rose Romance” is a fresh morning scent, and would be a great addition to any scent wardrobe. It would also make a great gift for a teenage girl.

Botox: the final results are in

Today marks three weeks since I had the Botox Cosmetic injections in my forehead. I had a follow-up appointment with Dr. Frame at the Vancouver AntiAging Clinic. We both agreed that the results are successful. I am no longer able to make deep frowning gestures with my eyes, and the permanent wrinkles will stop developing with continued treatment. I know there are people who don’t think I need this, but I’m telling you that on more than one level I *really* needed a little pick-me-up at this time in my life. My husband’s cancer diagnosis has given me many days of tears and worry. I feel like I’m all cried-out, and that it’s time to start tapping-in to my inner beauty again. I felt the same happy feeling when I had my two front teeth capped and veneered to match each other. I had had a traumatic tooth injury as a child which left one front tooth dead, and the other one healthy. For years they did not match, and I felt like I was missing-out. I felt ugly. Ever since I had them fixed, I’ve never looked back. I feel that Botox has given me a similar outlook. As I mentioned on last week’s show, I’m now planning to factor Botox into my beauty budget.

Always Infinity now available in Canada

Always is giving away an advance sample box of their new product, Always Infinity, to a lucky Lip Gloss and Laptops listener/reader. Simply fill out the box below for your chance to win one box of Heavy Absorbancy Pads. Always Infinity hits Canadian store shelves on July 24, 2009. Good luck!