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This Week's Featured Blogs:  
Sparkle is a State of Mind 
from Make-Up Your Mind
 
FAIL. 
from Pretty Much
 
Make-up bag must haves 
from blonde in the city
 
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This Week's Featured Product Reviews
Love it!
Boudreaux's
Baby Kisses Lip Balm
By Lauren Crawford
 
Leave it:
Garden Botanika'sCranapple Slipgloss
By Tess Golcher

Love It!
Bare Escentuals'
bareMinerals Foundation
By Lauren Crawford
 
 
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Buy This, Not ThatBuy this, not that: Which products really help you save face?
 
The book Eat This, Not That! offers up food swaps that promise to yield calorie savings that add up. Well, we've got our own little black book and it's filled with products that can save your beauty budget and your good looks.

Buy This: EmerginC's Swift Lift
 
Not That: Ceramic Skin Smoother from Perricone MD Cosmeceuticals

Perricone's Ceramic Skin Smoother is a pricey product - $75 for one ounce - that didn't produce the expected results, specifically helping to correct "fine lines, wrinkles and skin imperfections." EmerginC's Swift Lift sells at a slightly higher price, $79 at emerginc.com, but came through on its promise to deliver a noticeable - yet temporary - firming and tightening effect. (Gotta love the honesty at EmerginC.) Apply a few drops daily either under makeup or moisturizer, or even mix it in with your liquid foundation for a daily boost.

Colors & CocktailsColors and Cocktails

I love manicures. It's not the massaging - I've been known to skip that step to save time -  or the moisturizing - I have plenty of hand cream at home -  it's the allure of perfectly polished nails.  Getting a manicure is an instant update and no matter what kind of day I'm having (from bad hair days to bad face days, oh my), a sparkling lacquer makes it all better. 

And what better to pair a fresh mani with than a chunky cocktail ring?  The ring doesn't have to be "real" - most of mine aren't - but it does have to be big, bold and real-ly stunning.  And, of course, it has to complement my polish of choice.  If it doesn't, well then, a new manicure is on the horizon... 
 
The $2,030 Manicure 
 
The other day, a shimmering "Lincoln Park at Midnight" mani nearly cost me $2,030.

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At PrettyCity, we believe that beauty is more than skin deep and that taking care of the physical body is as important as taking care of the soul. We know that women can achieve more when they feel great about how they look and we believe that being your prettiest self is something to be proud of. 
 
Every day, we aim to make women everywhere prettier in some small way and richer in many big ways, by saving them money on the products & services they need to look & feel their best. Read more about the PrettyCity mission and core values.
 
 
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