Cool stuff: Makeup for teens, new Lush, velvet nails, brow shaper and fandom teas

Posted Online: Nov. 23, 2012, 9:24 am
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A new American EyeDoll
Atlanta-based EyeDoll Chatter is a new cosmetics line for teens and tweens. Developed by sisters Kali Sharp, a tech guru, and Morgan Chacos, a makeup artist, the mineral-based eye shadows, blush and lip glosses come with a social media component. Each $25 kit contains three scented shimmers and three vibrant colors to help girls create a personalized look they can share with friends — in person or on the Eyedoll Chatter App, Facebook or Twitter. The products are available at

Lush's new line of hair products launches on Black Friday
Think summer is the worst month for hair care? Think again. Wintry weather causes everything from split ends, to dry frizz, to brittle hair. Luckily, LUSH launched a new range of hair care products on Black Friday that will help solve all of your winter hair woes.
Their newly introduced Big Solid Conditioner was inspired by the Big Shampoo's popularity. It works for all hair types and contains 17 percent sea salt to help give hair volume and shine. It also uses coconut oil, candelilla wax, jojoba oil, lemon oil and vegetable glycerin to help make hair soft and moisturized. Since the conditioner is a solid, customers can buy the conditioner in whatever weight they want.
If you'd rather stick to a liquid conditioner, try LUSH's new Happy Happy Joy Joy Conditioning Hair Perfume. This vegan conditioner contains almond milk, jojoba oil, grapefruit and lime oils to strengthen, add shine and refresh. The conditioner is specially created to be rich and moisturizing without weighing hair down. LUSH also added an intoxicating combination of orange blossom extract and rosewood to make hair smell great throughout the day.
The scalp can be the cause of many hair problems, which is why LUSH has created two new remedies for troublesome scalps. For fine hair that needs revitalization, try Roots Healthy Scalp Cream. It contains honey and extra virgin olive oil to strength and condition the hair. By conditioning the roots, hair will be prompted to grow longer and stronger. If scalp irritation is the problem, try Superbalm for Scalps. This balm contains unique ingredients that help to soothe eczema, dermatitis and redness. It should be used before shampooing and conditioning.
To check out these new products and more, visit

Velvet manicure nails it
Users have given this new nail product mixed reviews, but we can't resist a little velvet around the holidays. Ciate Velvet Manicure is the latest nail care craze. The two-step process leaves nails with a matte velvet-like finish. Formulated without any of the nasty stuff — parabens, petrochemicals, phthalates, etc. — the polish comes in three shades: Berry Poncho, Blue Suede and Mink Cashmere. It is available for $19 at Sephora.
--By Nedra Rhone

Wax your brows
The Revlon ColorStay Brow Enhancer is the best new beauty product in my purse. It is a great three-in-one tool — one end has a tinted wax that allows me to color in my eyebrows and shape them so they don't get all unruly. The other side has a highlighter that accentuates the brow bone, something I wouldn't normally use, but I love that it's all in the same pencil.
It comes in blond, light brown, medium brown and dark brown. Find it anywhere you buy Revlon products. It's $8.99 at and
--By Merrie Leininger

Tea for super fans
If you enjoy tea and are a super fan, you might really love the place where these two things meet — Adagio Teas, which have fandom tea loose leaf blends. Whatever you're into: "Adventure Time," "Twilight," "Supernatural," "Sailor Moon," "Doctor Who" or "Hunger Games," and more, there is a match for your obsession.
My favorites are the John Watson blend (based on the Irish Breakfast, cinnamon, Earl Grey green blend that Sherlock's sidekick would love), and the Phil, Son of Coul blend. It is listed on the website as a "Strong, reliable, motivating and loyal to the end. A cup of tea worth Avenging." It's a nutty mixture of toasted mate, tiger eye and chestnut.
Adagio Teas also sells strainers and tea pots. The latter is not necessary, but the former is for these loose-leaf teas.
They sell for $10 for a 3-ounce pouch or $24 for a 6-ounce tin. See all the varieties at
--By Merrie Leininger


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