Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Ahh, the beauty of pre-order at Nordstrom gives us these high-res images to drool over!  Pre-order yours at Nordstrom.com!

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Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Chanel | Fall 2008 Golden Child

I thought I would share these fabulous photos of the upcoming fall 2008 Chanel collection!  You know, like you needed more makeup stimulus for today. ;)

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Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Since the opening of the first Beauty Boutique in Tokyo in 1983, each year a limited edition Boutique Birthday Collection of the season’s most festive beauty items is created in celebration.  This year, to mark the 25th anniversary, Mr. Uemura created the most special and unique collection yet, one which truly embodies shu uemura’s core values of nature, science and art.  Three 100% natural origin fragrances formulated with Despea Water and spectacular makeup products packaged in the designs of Tokyo-based artist Gwenael Nicolas.

Today, Mr. Uemura would have celebrated his 80th birthday.  To celebrate, for summer 2008, shu uemura introduces a limited edition collection called HANA-BI, which means fireworks, to celebrate the season full of energy, excitement, and festivals.  The HANA-BI collection is inspired by three fundamental elements of nature:  terre (earth), rose (flower), and source (water).  Each element has its own fragrance ($85.00), and each element also has its own limited edition palette ($65.00).  You can view the full collection here.

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Dior Fall 2008 Impression Cuir

DIOR | Fall 2008 | IMPRESSION CUIR

For Dior’s Fall 2008 Ready-to-Wear collection, designer John Galliano imagined a refined sensuality accentuated by precious python and ostrich skins, fox fur, and crocodile skin patterns.  Now comes Dior’s most exotic color collection yet:  Impression Cuir, which channels the luxury of animal-inspired patterns and textures and features rich, romantic shades of burgundy, plum, and copper.

The Collection:

  • Impression Cuir Eye palette ($55.00)
  • 2-Colour Eyeshadow in Bronzy Look #695 and Silver Look #775 ($35.00)
  • DiorSkin Poudre Shimmer in Copper Diamond #003 ($42.00)
  • DiorBlush in Pink Copper #739 ($38.00)
  • 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Earth Tones #673 and Iridescent Leather #539 ($54.00)
  • Crayon Eyeliner in Iridescent Khaki #363 ($25.00)
  • Creme de Gloss in Creamy Burgundy #735 and Delicious Plum #875 ($25.50)
  • Rouge Dior in Western Beige #423, PinK Drama #559, Fantastic Plum #874, Fiction Brown #619 ($27.00)
  • Ultra-Gloss Reflect in Lace Beige #587 and Lurex Plum #877 ($24.50)
  • Dior Contour in Mythical Brown #713 and Mysterious Plum #988 ($25.00)
  • Dior Vernis in Red Ebony #827 and Mystic Violine #987 (Sephora exclusive) ($19.00)

Available: Fall 2008 at Dior Beauty Counters Nationwide

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Friday, June 13th, 2008

DARING | FALL 2008 | PRESCRIPTIVES

This fall, dare to go soft and neutral or alluring and dramatic with Prescriptives’ Fall 2008 Color Collection. Daring, a textured on-trend color collection of sapphire and amethyst jewel tones, features an intriguing range of shades. Eyes take the spotlight with warm browns, rich sapphire and amethyst tones. Cheeks are natural in soft shades of cherry and pink. Lips are muted in subtle tones of champagne and rose. Show us what your Daring looks like – the choice is yours.

Fall Dimensions Eye Color Quad (Limited Edition) ($42.00)
This specially designed multi-dimensional compact is available in each of Prescriptives’ four Color Families. These pre-filled palettes contain a selection of trendy shades to create a natural, intensified or dramatic look. Each shadow is embossed with a unique design.

Shades:

  • Silver Lining, Purple Haze, Buttermilk, Brownie (Y/O)
  • Cobalt, Pongee, Relic, Malt Sparkle (R/O)
  • Orchid, Chiffon, Plum Smoke, Fig (R)
  • Sparkling Rosé, NEW Blue Moon, NEW Black Tea, Rose Powder (B/R)

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Friday, June 13th, 2008

When I first heard about Neutrogena’s skinID, I got very, very excited.  I have suffered mild to moderate acne for many years, and it has worsened since owning a puppy (something about dogs…). Despite washing my hands too often, avoiding touching my face, and all the other tricks of the trade–it still plagues me a bit.  I’ve never tried ProActive, though I have been tempted, but this is something I can’t wait to try.  Neutrogena makes a host of good products, and they are one of the drugstore brands that I trust.  You’ll definitely hear from me about this in the future!  www.skinid.com

In a clinical trial testing 500 people with different skin, acne and lifestyles, 100% of people using skin iD got clearer, healthier-looking skin. skin iD is currently the only non-prescription acne solution on the market that has conducted a double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial — the “gold standard” in testing methodology. This clinical trial demonstrated skin iD’s power to work significantly better than the top selling acne regimen in treating 16 different signs of acne.

skin iD was developed by Neutrogena Dermatologics with a group of leading dermatologists, scientists and market researchers, charged to create a customized skin-clearing solution specifically designed to treat acne on a case-by-case basis without a prescription.  skin iD is comprised of a skin evaluation, an exclusive product line and a comprehensive Web site to treat each individual’s acne needs.

Exclusively available on skiniD.com, and showcased through a series of infomercials, skin iD is the first proposition of its kind on the market. “We wanted to create a highly effective acne solution to meet the needs of individuals who are not satisfied with their existing acne regimen,” states Jim Colleran, President, Neutrogena Corporation. “skin iD was developed with an innovative one-on-one approach. We determined that offering consumers access to skin iD through a dedicated Web site or by phone would allow for the dialogue necessary to evaluate their unique skincare needs and provide a personalized regimen.”

skin iD utilizes a breakthrough skin and lifestyle evaluation tool, which contains a patent-pending algorithm that provides a personalized skincare regimen based on the specific skincare needs of each individual consumer.  skin iD is formulated with two leading acne-fighting medicines, Salicylic Acid and Benzoyl Peroxide, included in more than 25 customized acne skincare regimens that cleanse, treat and protect for significantly improved skin.