Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Skinsheen | May 1st, 2008

A sprayable lightweight gel that unlike your fancy, never drifts. Brushes lightly and flawlessly over the skin — undetectable. For the ultimate secret application and smoothest sheen, try the 179 Body Buffer Brush. Skinsheen leg spray applies like a soft mousse to provide a quick, highly blendable application of colour to legs, arms, shoulders and décolletage.

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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

As I was catching up on my WWD beauty reading, I spotted this fantastic fall heads up!

The collection, due on counter in July, includes Gold Fiction, a softly shimmering nail polish, $30; Facettes D’Or, a finely milled gold loose powder that reads on the skin as a subtle glow, $56; Gold Light Glossimer lip gloss, $26; Rouge Hydrabase lipstick shades in copper, plum and coral, each $27, and a quad eye shadow palette with gold, coffee, ivory and dark green eye colors, $56.

That said, Dagousset believes that Gold Fiction will follow in the footsteps of Vamp, Black Satin and other best-selling Chanel nail polishes. “I think it will be huge,” said Dagousset. “It’s a soft honey gold, not a sparkling bright gold. It’s very wearable and very modern.” Another gold-hued nail shade expected to do well is Kaleidoscope, a shiny green gold, she said.

As well, Chanel will reprise — and amplify — gold in its holiday color collection, due out in October, with Poudre Precieuse Or, a gold highlighting powder that will retail for $75; Gold Shine, a gold Glossimer lip shade, $26; Noir Scintillant, a black eyeliner with gold sparkle, $28, and Haute Chocolate, a gold brown nail shade, $20.

You know what that means, right? I’m totally screwed.  Golds and me are like chocolate and milk.

Friday, April 18th, 2008

Bobbi Brown Beach Summer 2008

Beach Fragrance $55.00
Notes: Sand Jasmine, Sea Spray, and Mandarin

Beach Mini Tote (LE) (purchase two products & get this!)

Beach Body Oil $28.00
Moisturizing body oil that gives skin a sultry sheen and scents it with beach fragrance. COntains Olive, Sesame, Avocado, and Jojoba essential oils, as well as Vitamin E &C.

Beach Sunscreen Body Spray SPF15 $25.00
Lightweight, non-greasy spray to hydrate and protect the body from UVA/UVB rays. It is water-resistant with antioxidant Vitamin E and Grapeseed, Olive, and Castor oil.

Beach Sandbar Soap $16.00
Limited edition, but back for a time, a soft, creamy soap that lathers and gently exfoliates while lighting scenting skin with Beach fragrance.

Beach Shower Gel $32.00
Moisturizing body cleanser with Pacific Sea Kelp Extract to soften skin as it cleanses.

Beach Body Lotion $35.00
Lightweight body moisturizer contains soothing Aloe Vera and Olive, Jojoba, and Sunflower oils. Reduces peeling and prologns the life of your tan.

Beach Body Scrub $35.00
Get smooth skin before you hit the beach with this body exfoliator lightly scented with the Beach fragrance. Contains orange peel and pumice to help remove surface skin, as well as shea butter and essential oils to help moisturize skin.

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Saturday, April 12th, 2008

Kings & Queens Shimmering Body Milk ($11.00) is intringuing if only for the fact that it seems so cheap to be carried by Nordstrom. It is a Nordstrom Exclusive, and it is something put by Korres. With summer coming up, I am all about shimmering whatnots. Also, I’m a bit of an Egypt buff, so all the talk about Egyptian lotus got me curious!

Lancôme Star Bronzer ($50.00) has this gorgeous palette design of a cherub and sun. It’s hard to resist just for the sake of how pretty it looks, but it’s one of those things that you’ll buy and rarely use for fear of ruining the design.

Guerlain Eye Pencil Glides ($27.00) are highly pigmented gel pencils, and they’re supposed to be able to withstand “wind and tide” aka humidity. Hmm. Comes with a sharpener (score!). I’m soo interested in these. But $27?!

Lancôme Color Design Palette ($43.00) is gorgeous! I actually have this (not in the pretty quad, though) from a lab sample Lancome sent over, and it is such a gorgeous foursome. Just really bronzy and golden, love it! The one pictured is Cabana Sunset, but Cabana Sunrise has pinks and browns (equally nice looking).

All of these are currently available at

Have you tried any of these? What’d you think? What new beauty product caught your eye?

Friday, April 4th, 2008


shu uemura introduces Rouge Unlimited Crystal Shine, the first lipstick to incorporate a blend of light-reflective pearls together with shu uemura’s groundbreaking hybrid pigment to create professional caliber brilliance for lips. Through the innovative fusion of multiple light-reflective pearls, together with shimmering “spectral booster” oils, shu uemura’s Rouge Unlimited Crystal Shine embellishes lips with a shimmering dimensional effect. For the first time, shu uemura has encapsulated its hybrid pigments that break the boundaries of color creation, with multi-shine pearls to achieve an exquisite, luminous lipstick with a luscious texture. Rouge Unlimited Crystal Shine will be available in 17 new lip colors in a unique formula that comprises of water-capturing molecules that help retain natural moisture in a delicate veil of comfort.

17 shades, priced at $23 a pop, and here they are…

  • RD 174
  • WN 254
  • BR 770
  • BG 901
  • BG 950
  • WN 246
  • PK 301
  • BG 916
  • BG 941
  • PK 313
  • OR 531
  • OR 563
  • BR 755
  • BR 775
  • PK 357
  • WH002
  • RD 165

Availability:; shu uemura boutiques in San Francisco, Boston and Costa Mesa; select Neiman Marcus stores; select Saks Firth Avenue stores and Barney’s New York, Chicago and Beverly Hills.

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

SEPHORA | Summer 2008; Summer Safari: Take a Walk on the Wild SideMake-up

  • Summer Safari Bronzers ($15) – This smooth powder bronzer is housed in a wild animal print compact. Available in two shades: giraffe for light to medium tones and zebra for medium to dark skin.

  • Summer Safari Eyeshadow Palettes ($26) – Each of these palettes contain six shadows, perfect for creating multiple looks for day or night. The giraffe palette contains shades of light pink glitter, light bronze, gold glitter, dark brown matte, metallic copper, and dark olive glitter. The zebra palette contains shades of silver glitter, pearl khaki, champagne beige, dark gray matte, teal, and bronze.

  • Summer Safari Balm Bons ($7) – This perfectly portable “lip balm in a ball” is available in two flavors – peach and vanilla.

  • Summer Bronzed Blockbuster ($30) – 24 eyeshadows, 12 lip glosses, 2 blushes, a highlighter and 5 mini brushes make this slim palette perfect for bronzed beauty on the go.

  • Summer Bronzing Kit ($30) – A must have for your summer vacation, this kit contains a mini version of our best selling bronzer brush, along with a full sized Highlighting Bronzing Powder and Super Shimmer in Sugar Coat.

  • Beach Glow Shimmer Oil Spray ($18) – A moisturizing combination of macadamia seed, sunflower seed, mineral and jojoba oils along with soothing aloe vera, this spray gives a shimmering golden finish without feeling oily. The Oil Spray is lightly scented with our “summer essence” – notes of lily of the valley, gold coast jasmine, kiwi and pear.

  • Summer Glow Melted Body Butter ($16) – A light moisturizer delicately scented with our “summer essence,” it contains shea butter, soy proteins, witch hazel and willowbark extract with a subtle golden sheen.

  • Atomic Volume Mascara ($18) -  with a maximum volume formula and patented brush with rubber bristle technology, this mascara creates the ultimate lush lashes.

Tools & Accessories

  • Safari Raffia Train Case ($78) – A raffia covered mini traincase to stylishly hold travel essentials and stand command on your hotel dresser.

  • Safari Tote ($38) – This zip top tote is perfect for carrying beach essentials, and has an easy to clean nylon interior.

  • Safari Hanging Bag ($48) – The ultimate travel necessity, this bag has two large pockets, two zip pockets and mesh pockets, as well as a removable clear pouch, detachable mirror and a hook for easy access.

  • Safari 3 in 1 Bag ($38) – Three removable pouches in one large bag ensures your beauty regimen is organized. A clear zip pocket keeps essentials on hand.

  • Safari Triangle Bag ($22) – This all purpose bag is big enough for a beauty junkie and still fits in her purse.

  • Safari Pencil Case ($15) – This case fits plenty of brushes or pencils and is also great for discreetly toting makeup essentials.

  • Safari Clear Bag ($5) – With jungle inspired trim, this bag makes it easy to find the beauty product you’re looking for, without digging around.

  • Safari Clutch Organizer ($28) – A compact carry all with zip pockets for glosses and lipsticks, brush pockets, and a large removable pouch.

  • Safari Pop Up Brush Set ($45) – A set of brushes that belongs on every beauty junkie’s vanity.

  • Safari Pocket Brush Set ($20) – This pocket-sized set contains brush essentials for all those last-minute touch-ups.

  • Safari Pop Up Hair Brush ($8) – For on-the-go touch ups, this brush and mirror combo is a must have.

  • Safari Tweezers ($25) – Achieve brow perfection with Tweezerman tweezers, available in zebra or giraffe animal print.

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