Sunday, April 5th, 2009

LUSH Goes Vanilla

LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics introduces a new intoxicatingly attractive fragrance range with the smooth, velvety and delicious base of vanilla, blended with tonka bean and jasmine. Vanilla is a clever little aroma; it evokes comfort and a sense of calm for some while creating the feeling of confidence for others. Whatever its effect may be, there is no denying that you’re going to eat this fragrance line up… or at least wish you could.

Vanilla Fountain Bath Bomb ($5.95)
This was the first of the vanilla and cinder toffee scented products that inspired this whole new range. It became an almost instant best seller, with a mouth-watering scent of vanilla, tonka and jasmine. Jasmine can be calming to the nerves and warming to the emotions, helping produce feelings of confidence. It’s also a highly effective balm and tonic for dry and sensitive skin. Blended with the vanilla and tonka beans, the scent is reminiscent of burnt caramel and it’s topped off with a vanilla pod … absolutely delicious!

Vanilla Mountain Big Bath Bomb ($17.95)
Think Vanilla Fountain only much, much bigger. If Vanilla Fountain left you yearning for more then Vanilla Mountain is the one for you.

Heavenilly Massage Bar ($9.95)
Once you’ve tackled the Vanilla Mountain a heavenly massage will be in order. Heavenilly is a sweet and delicious massage bar, with tonka bean, jasmine and masses of vanilla absolute stirred into a natural, melty butter bar for a heavenly massage.

Vanilla Delite Body Lotion ($24.95)
A light, all over body cream with the same scrumptious vanilla, tonka and jasmine absolute mix. Highly nutritious fresh kiwi fruit is added for its nourishing and cleansing properties; its high Vitamin C content is especially good for rejuvenating tired skin because of its anti-oxidant action. Light yet deeply moisturizing oils such as Hawaiian tamanu and extra virgin coconut oil are used in this lotion to soften your skin and leave it smelling good enough to eat.

Vanilla Puff Dusting Powder ($10.95)
Keep your skin smooth, scented beautifully and feeling fresh all over with this delectable dusting powder. Shake the Vanilla Puff pot and cover yourself with jasmine, tonka and vanilla scented powder. Jasmine is a renowned aphrodisiac, so a dusting with this powder could add some va va voom to any date.

Vanillary Solid Perfume ($11.95)
A delicious, sweet fragrance to make you smell mmmm all over. A scent reminiscent of toffee, this gorgeous fragrance will have you wanting to lick your wrists … or those of the person you smell it on! It’s vanilla, with a strand of sensual jasmine woven into the sweeter notes. Keep in your bag for an instant uplift throughout the day.

Availability: May 2009.

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Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Bobbi Brown Customize. Simplify. Organize System

Foundation Stick Compact (Limited Edition) ($22.00)

  • Available in 20 different shades, including 3 new shades – Cool Beige, Natural Tan, & Warm Honey

Lip Quads (Limited Edition) ($20.00)

  • Rose Quad (Peony, Brownie, Tulle, Roseberry)
  • Pink Quad (Pink Cloud, Soiree Pink, Pink Beige, Pastel Pink)
  • Coral Quad (True Beige, Coral Pink, Guava, Ball)

Shimmer Blush ($22.00)

  • Pink Coral
  • Plum Wine

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Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

NARS Summer 2009 Collection

As NARS turns fifteen this year, the brand’s commitment to creating products that defy convention remains unwavering. The NARS woman has never been content to fade into the background, and this summer is no exception. “The look for the summer 2009 collection is sophisticated, but colorful,” says Francois Nars, founder and creative director of NARS cosmetics. That translates to glowing, sun-kissed skin, shimmering peachy-hued lips and high-drama eyes in deep, shimmering tones of metallic-flecked topaz or sparkling azure. Whether your vision of perfect summer conjures up images of Morocco’s kaleidoscopic bazaars, the pristine Art Deco structures of Ocean Drive or the endless white sand beaches and cerulean waters of a Caribbean island, this season’s vivid yet versatile color palette is the perfect complement.

Collection Includes:

  • Tropic Single Eyeshadow $22
  • Scorching Sun Duo Eyeshadow $32
  • Irresistiblement Bronzing Powder $30
  • Falbala and Outsider Lipstick $24
  • Belize Lipgloss $24
  • Tonga Lip Pencil $20
  • Adelita Nail Polish $16

Available: May 2009 at narscosmetics.com

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Wednesday, April 1st, 2009


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MAC Euristocrats II Collection

U.S. Launch Date: July 2nd, 2009

Lipstick (Limited Edition)

  • Costa Chic Light coral (Frost)
  • Naked Paris Mid-tone brown with multi deminsional pearlized pigments Lustre)
  • Patisserie Creamy neutral pink (Lustre)
  • Milan Mode Deep pink with multi-dimensional pearlized pigments (Lustre)
  • London Life Deep berry with multi-pearl pigments (Lustre)
  • Saint Germain Pastel pink (Amplified)
  • Cockney Yellow red with multi-diminsional pearl pigments (Lustre)

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Wednesday, April 1st, 2009


This is not an official promotional image for the collection.

MAC Colour Craft Collection

U.S. Launch Date: July 9th, 2009

Lipstick

  • Madly Creative Pink neutral with white pearl (Frost)
  • Ever Embellish Plum brown with red pearl (Lustre)
  • Made with Love Bright coral pink (Lustre)
  • Colour Crafted Milky pink (Frost)
  • Trimming Talk Bright fuschia (Frost)
  • Most Popular Purple with yellow undertone (Lustre)

Lipglass

  • Pretty Pattern Warm mid-tone beige
  • Crazy Haute Blue pink
  • Nice Mix Up Burnt ginger
  • Funky Fusion Pink coral
  • Eclectic Edge Cool violet
  • Miss Marble Muted pink

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Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Mario Badescu Summer Shine Body Lotion ($10.00 for 6 oz. or $22.00 for 16 oz.) is a new favorite for all over body glow. One of my staple products during the warm months are shimmery body lotions, and while I love myself some shimmer, I am a bit particular about it. I like subtle shimmer, not a lot of glittery bits. I just want to see some extra sheen and va-voom added to my legs when I wear a dress or a sleeveless tank. Summer Shine is a moisturizing body lotion that feels weightless and sinks into skin quickly. I also find that it doesn’t seem to get all over my clothes, and it doesn’t feel sticky at all. I tend to prefer thicker lotions and creams for the body, but when it’s hot outside, thinner lotions like this one are more practical. I’m also a huge fan of the price tag on this product! I’d say a 6 oz. bottle will last you a good two months of regular use.