Mav’s Fab 5- November 1st, 2012

Favorite Lip Balms
our 5 picks

By Terry’s “Baume de Rose”
http://www.byterry.com/baume-de-rose-anglais.html

“Baume de Rose” has become one of Hollywood’s leading makeup essentials and we sure know why. As soft as a pillow and as light as a cloud, it stays shiny all day without ever feeling sticky. The SPF 15 that is hidden in the formula protects your lips to keep them supple and beautiful. We know you’ll love this glossy balm as much as we do!

Smith’s “Rosebud Salve”
http://www.sephora.com/rosebud-salve-P42204

“Rosebud Salve” allows you to get professional repair for an unbelievably low price. This lip balm contains essential oils that help repair dry lips and soothe the irritated, flaky areas. Its rose scent is yummy and fabulous, making this balm smell as good as it feels. And the best part? It’s not just for your lips- you can use it on dry elbows or knees as well! Once you use this product, we can guarantee you’ll never want to be without it again.

Urban Decay’s “Honey Infused Lip Therapy”
http://www.urbandecay.com/lip-love-lip-gloss/300,default,pd.html?dwvar_300_color=Drizzle&start=1&q=honey%20infused%20lip%20therapy

The perfect blend of apricot kernel seed, millet oil, Vitamin C, jojoba oil and pure honey make up the superior formula for this lip balm. The smoothness of the honey makes it almost addicting, so you’ll enjoy applying this balm freely and often. With a shade to match almost every outfit it can be hard to choose, but if pressed, we are partial to the rosy “drizzle” color!

Fresh Sugar Lip Polish
http://www.sephora.com/sugar-lip-polish-P274001

Yes, this balm is as sweet as it sounds! Made of the perfect combination of brown sugar crystals and Shea butter mixed with essential nutrients, Fresh Sugar Lip Balm simultaneously exfoliates and keeps your lips moisturized and plump. This balm feels and tastes like dessert- so go ahead, be delicious!

Neutrogena Lip Moisturizer
http://www.neutrogena.com/product/lip+moisturizer.do

When the harsh winter weather damages your lips, this is the perfect product to fight back with. Neutrogena’s Norwegian formula conditions and replenishes dry or chapped lips with the moisture that they crave. Don’t just rely on Neutrogena’s Lip this lip balm in the winter, though! It contains SPF 15, which is essential to protect your lips on beautiful summer days as well.

Make-Up Primers
our 5 picks

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
http://www.sephora.com/veil-mineral-primer-spf-15-P210575

A beautiful painting starts off as a blank, smooth canvas- just as a flawless face begins with a sleek, uniform base. This mineral primer is just what you need to begin your makeup application. Its all-natural, water-resistant, creamy formula spreads onto your face lightly and evenly, minimizing pores and lines and assisting in keeping your makeup in place for the day.

Urban Decay Pore Perfecting Complexion Primer Portion
http://www.sephora.com/pore-perfecting-complexion-primer-potion-P241800

This Urban Decay primer perfects your complexion, giving your face a near- airbrushed look without the heavy, oily feel of too much makeup. The packaging is compact and perfect for the girl on the go! The soft-matte formula will keep you looking fresh all day long.

Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer
http://www.smashbox.com/product/6038/18837/Face/Primer/PHOTO-FINISH-HYDRATING-FOUNDATION-PRIMER/CEW-Insiders-Beauty-Award-2012/index.tmpl

Would you believe us if we told you that there’s a primer out there that works great with your daily makeup while also working to permanently make your skin healthier and younger looking? Well believe us, because it’s true! Smashbox’s Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer hydrates your skin all day so your makeup will not crease.  What’s more, the hydrating factor works to keep your skin looking soft and healthy whether the primer’s on or not. It’s perfect for a long day at the office.

Laura Mercier Hydrating Foundation Primer
http://www.lauramercier.com/store/shop/Primers_Foundation-Primer—Hydrating_prod210044?currentSkuId=sku110069

This primer is rich in vitamins that work to soothe, refresh and condition your skin. Its formula causes the moisture in your skin to be held within the cells, preventing it from evaporating and taking your makeup with it. Once applied, it creates an invisible layer that acts as a buffer to outside elements, leaving your makeup untouched and flawless, day or night.

Benefit “That Gal”
http://www.benefitcosmetics.com/product/view/that-gal

Once you try “That Gal,” you’ll see why this product is easily one of our favorites. An application of this foundation/primer instantly takes your skin from dull to fabulous. What’s the trick? The formula contains light reflecting pigments that brighten your complexion, while the chamomile and raspberry extracts simultaneously soothe your skin.

Bravo’s Real Housewives
our 5 picks

Sonja Morgan, New York City
http://www.sonjamorganonline.com/

When we think Sonja Morgan we think automatically think sultry, but more importantly, we think independent. This woman knows how to do it all. From running her new catering and special events business “Sonja in the City,” to writing a one-of-a-kind toaster oven cookbook, to hosting some of New York City’s most fabulous parties, Sonja uses her bubbly character to effortlessly take on the world… with flair! She is a truly fabulous woman, making us proud to be NYC ladies ourselves!

Nene Leakes, Atlanta
https://twitter.com/NeNeLeakes

When NeNe walks in a room, she owns it! And that’s not just our opinion, this fiery vixen will tell you herself! In fact, it was her opening line on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Nene is fabulous everywhere she goes and she never hesitates to speak her mind.  Never afraid to stand alone for what she believes in, this gal’s got gumption and an impressive amount of confidence! We fell in love with Nene the first time we saw her snap her fingers (mhmm!) and we’re psyched to see her gorgeous face popping up all over our prime time line-up.

Camille Grammer, Beverly Hills
https://twitter.com/TheRealCamilleG

We think Camille Grammer’s middle name should be “Classy”. She recently went through a very high profile divorce with actor Kelsey Grammer, but remained dignified and poised throughout. Camille is beautiful, fun loving, and now enjoying her newly-single days as a devoted mother of two in the famous 90210. You go, girl.

Ramona Singer, New York City
http://www.ramonasinger.com/

We don’t even know where to begin with Ramona. She is one of the Real Housewife “veterans,” as Bravo’s Andy Cohen likes to call her, and she has kept us laughing since episode 1. Even though she always seems to find herself in the middle of the drama, her heart is undoubtedly always in the right place. We respect her business sense enormously for her massive success in the jewelry and skincare fields. A girl who turned a modest beginning into a grand slam, Ramona is an inspiration!

Kim Zolciak, Atlanta
http://www.kimzolciak.com/

After cheering Kim on through struggles in music and love, this past year has made us so happy for her! Kim finally found true love with NFL player Kroy Biermann, and added two beautiful sons to her family. She truly deserves all of the happiness that’s coming her way. We admired Kim for what a great mother she was to her daughters Ariana and Brielle, and we look forward to watching her blossom even more with her growing family!

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