Monday, August 16th, 2010

SpaRitual Imagine Collection
Becoming Reality

SpaRitual Imagine Collection for Fall 2010

SpaRitual explores a dazzling realm of color with the NEW Imagine Collection for Fall 2010. Rich, atmospheric hues that are on trend for fall combine with transitional shades and unexpected foil effects to create a collection that is a true catalyst for creative expression.

The six new inspiring shades represent a life filled with prosperity, wisdom, and creativity. Straddling the line between nature’s most vibrant shades and otherworldly colors seen only in dreams, Imagine pushes the limits of both color and texture. These vivacious vegan lacquers are packaged in recycled bottles, respecting the beauty and health of the natural environment we dream in.

“The Imagine Collection offers a brilliant palette of unique shades that nurture creativity and encourage a fresh outlook on beauty” says SpaRitual founder, Shel Pink.

Imagine includes unique shades that will set creativity flowing at first sight. The collection is composed of crème and shimmer lacquers that range from a dark plum to a jeweled peach.

Nail Lacquer ($10.00)

  • Living in the Moment Cashmere mauve creme
  • Endless Possibilities Midnight plum creme
  • Unconditional Love Peach shimmer
  • Health, Wealth, & Happiness Huey blue shimmer
  • A World of Compassion Dusty periwinkle creme
  • Dreams Becoming Reality Cool blue turquoise

Availability: The Imagine Fall 2010 Collection lacquers will be available September 2010 for $10.00 each at fine salons and spas nationwide including Spa Halekulani, Canyon Ranch, and the Mandarin Oriental. SpaRitual Nail Lacquers and Elixirs are also available online at skinstore.com and skincarerx.com.

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Monday, August 16th, 2010

MAC Venomous Villains — Don’t Miss a Thing!

Were you off in tropical paradise this weekend? Maybe enjoying the summer weather? Either way, over the weekend we shared a complete preview of everything and anything MAC Venomous Villains. From reviews to swatches to footage of the press event, we’ve got you covered. Below is a round-up of all the posts that went up over the weekend, and I hope you enjoy!

Monday, August 16th, 2010

M·A·C Decides Not to Ship M·A·C Rodarte Makeup Collection Out of Respect for Women & Girls of Juárez and their Families

This decision will not impact M·A·C ‘s commitment to donate all of its projected profits from the collection to benefit the women and girls of Juarez.

Out of respect for the people of Mexico, the women and girls of Juarez and their families, as well as our M·A·C Mexican staff and colleagues, M·A·C has made the decision not to ship the M·A·C Rodarte limited edition makeup collection. This decision will have no impact on M·A·C’s commitment to donate all of its projected global profits from this collection to local and international groups that work to improve the lives of the women and girls of Juarez. We are currently conducting due diligence to ensure we donate to organizations with a proven record of directly supporting the women and girls of Juarez.

M·A·C and Rodarte are deeply and sincerely sorry and we apologize to everyone we offended. We have listened very closely to the feedback of concerned global citizens. We are doing our very best to right this wrong. The essence of M·A·C is to give back and care for the community and Rodarte is committed to using creativity for positive social change. We are grateful for the opportunity to use what we have learned to raise awareness on this important issue. 

Source: MAC Cosmetics on Facebook

Comments are closed because of the extreme amount of name-calling, belittling, cussing, and threats going on from one person to another.  There are just too many racist and hateful comments being submitted.  The other Rodarte posts remain open.

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Shiseido BR307 Strata Eye Color Trio
Shiseido Strata (BR307) Eye Color Trio

Still Loving Shiseido’s Eye Color Trios

Shiseido Strata (BR307) Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio ($33.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a neutral-colored trio of eyeshadows with the same fantastic formula as Tropicalia. If bold colors aren’t your thing, consider Strata. It’s a mix of a golden, taupe-y brown, medium brown with neutral undertones, and a pearly white with subtle white gold sheen. The texture of these trios is so buttery, almost creamy, and nicely pigmented, too.

I always think of Shiseido for skin care (perhaps because some of the first Shiseido products I tried were from their suncare range), but these eyeshadows are stellar. I mean, they’re truly impressive–you gotta swatch ‘em next time you’re near a Shiseido counter.

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  • Product: 30/30
  • Value: 7/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: For some blendable, beautiful neutrals, Shiseido has you covered. SO smooth, so buttery. Such an amazing texture!

AVAILABILITY: Nordstrom

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Monday, August 16th, 2010

Burberry Blush Lipstick
Burberry Blush Lipstick

Burberry Blush (09) Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a pretty-in-pink touched by coral with very subtle gold micro-shimmer and mostly opaque color coverage.   It has a lovely creamy texture and a slightly glossy look. I find Burberry’s formula fairling moisturizing and long-wearing–about four hours with this shade–and comfortable to wear.

I think this is an incredibly flattering shade–it’s not too warm or cool, it’s just that right shade that will work for a variety of skin tones.   On those with pinker lips, it will turn a beautiful shade of rose, and on my lips, that hint of coral seems to strengthen than when just swatched on the skin.  The lipstick is rose-scented, though, so those with sensitive sniffers beware! I don’t really sense any taste, though. :)

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  • Product: 29/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: Burberry’s new lipsticks are a nice option for those with drier or more needy lips, because the formula wears well without drying lips out.  This particular shade will complement a lot of skin tones because of its more neutral undertones.

AVAILABILITY: Nordstrom

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Sunday, August 15th, 2010

MAC Disney Venomous Villains: Video Review, Photos, Swatches

Video review, live action photos… you know the drill.  :)  Expect a few looks and corresponding tutorials over the next week or two, as well.  I’ll be trying to answer questions left on the VV posts today and tomorrow, too!

Happy Sunday!