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Thursday, October 22, 2009
CVS Beauty – a Few of our Favorite Things for Fall
TEXT, VIVIAN G. KELLY
Images of Robert Verdi’s Luxe Lab, courtesy of Kaplow Public Relations
Images of product from sallyhansen
We’ve always relied on CVS as a handy pitt-stop for the basics – milk in a pinch, soda, RX’s.
It wasn’t until we attended ROBERT VERDI’S LUXE LAB/CVS/Pharmacy Beauty Lounge during NY Fashion Week did we see that there is MORE – A LOT MORE to love at CVS.
WHAT’S THERE/CLEARING UP SOME CONFUSION
CVS beauty is not to be confused with their store in store – BEAUTY 360, which we love and occasionally splurge on an item like a lipstick from the VINCENT LONGO makeup line. [Our new favorite – “Chika Mokita” – a perfect neutral red stain].
HAIR MASTER, CHRISTOPPHE was on hand at Robert’s Lounge, doing his magic with a brush and blow-dryer as were some nail techs at the SALLY HANSEN NAIL BAR.
It was while having our nails prettified that we discovered a cache of new favorite AND INEXPENSIVE beauty must-haves – all by SALLY HANSEN.
In case you didn’t know, Sally does a special range of colors, which are backstage every season at TRACEY REESE. This season, you can have the same highly editorial colors the models wore on the runways.
SALLY HANSEN – HD - High Definition Nail Color.
We scooped up a bottle of “Pixel Pretty” at our local CVS but are anxiously awaiting the gray-green shade we demoed from the Tracey Reese show; it’s in the same vein as the best-selling “Stromboli” shade in the Dolce & Gabbana line.
S.H. INSTANT CUTICLE REMOVER – it really DOES get rid of your cuticles in @ 30 seconds. *Don’t leave it on too long, because it can sting a bit if you do.
S.H. HARD AS NAILS – still the definitive RX for peeling and splitting nails. If you’re not a color girl, to this with S.H. INSTA –BRITE NAIL WHITENER, and you’ll have a beautiful natural nail.
And Finally, our 2 favorites:
SALLY HANSEN 30 SECOND QUICK DRY and INSTA-DRY NAIL COLOR
This quick dry is for you if watching paint dry is not your idea of entertainment. Because it dries so instantly, we noted that our nails chipped faster than usual, but we get bored of color in 2-3 days, so that’s fine.
We’re happy to report that the company’s been adding more & more colors to the INSTA-DRY range so there’s a much better selection now.
Everything mentioned available at Cvs