Kiehl’s Launches CLassic Essence Oils for Spring 2009

Kiehl’s has recently relaunched their classic essence oils, which date back to the early 1920s. These are concentrated, essence oils packaged in amber glass in a roller ball vial. Right now, they’ve launched Musk 1921, Coriander 1946, Vanilla 1968, and Grapefruit 1976. They will be launching six more over the year. Each 0.23 oz. vial retails for $25.00. Available now!

MUSK 1921
This is Kiehl’s first essence oil and still today, most beloved by customers who often refer to it as the Original Love Oil. The use of musk dates back more than 1,300 years when it was used by rulers of early Chinese dynasties for its herbal medicinal properties. Until the late 19th century, the natural musk was used extensively in perfumery until economic and ethical reasons motivated the adoption of synthetic musk, which are used almost exclusively today.

CORIANDER 1946
Coriander was first used at the original Kiehl’s Pharmacy as medicinal oil for its soothing and healing properties. This aromatic stimulant and spice has been cultivated for over 3,000 years and used by the Egyptians as an aphrodisiac. Known as cilantro or Chinese parsley, Coriander is considered both an herb and a spice, since both its leaves and seeds are used as a seasoning condiment.

VANILLA 1968
Many Kiehl’s customers have shared their layering suggestions over the years, but an overwhelming majority mix Vanilla with Musk. Originally cultivated by Pre-Colombian Mesoamerican peoples, Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes is credited with introducing both the vanilla spice and chocolate to Europe in the 1520s. The Spanish and Portuguese sailors and explorers brought vanilla into Africa and Asia in the 16th century.

GRAPEFRUIT 1976
A customer favorite for decades, Grapefruit delights Kiehl’s customers with its fresh and citrusy scent. Grapefruit was first described on Barbados in 1750 and was also called the forbidden fruit because it was seized upon by those searching for the identity of the original tree of good and evil in the Garden of Eden.

LUSH For Your Man: Shave the Planet!

LUSH may have put out some fabulous Valentine’s Day packages to be treated with or treat yourself with come the 14th, but they didn’t forget about the boys. I’m totally picking up the Business Time massage bar next time I’m at Lush!

SHAVE THE PLANET shaving cream ($14.95)
Shave the Planet is perfect for those guys who want to do their bit for the earth while keeping their skin soft, smooth, and stubble-free. This shaving cream soothes, reduces redness, promotes skin repair, and makes skin smooth with a blend of softening fair trade organic shea butter and cupuaca butter, rose absolute to help soothe sore skin, and lavender and organic jojoba oil to help heal damaged skin after shaving.

Business Time massage bar ($8.95)
It’s ‘Business Time’ when it’s time to get romantic and this new massage bar created especially for the boys can help. Business Time is made with quick melting Fair Trade shea and cocoa butters, with almond and coconut oils and scented with luxurious rose, fennel and lavender essential oils. Use on your partner to set the mood and elicit some serious business time!

Shave the Planet Gift ($29.95)
A quartet of LUSH products to scrub up your man: Shave the Planet shaving cream for super smooth shaves, Cosmetic Lad moisturizer to soothe sensitive faces, Bamboo soap to tone and leave skin smelling like the rainforest, plus a Business Time massage bar to get him in the mood to get busy. Wrapped with a fun comic strip, this is a great gift for the superhero in your life.

LUSH Gets Pretty for Valentine’s Day 2009

I’m a LUSH fan–I say it proudly, and I say it loudly. (Oh, boy, me rhyming? Le sigh.) I love how they always have prepackaged gifts to give (or receive). This Valentine’s Day is no different, with some very lovely gifts to give, as well as a Strawberry Feels Forever Massage Bar to celebrate the lovey-dovey day. LUSH is kind enough to suggest that any single ladies get themselves some LUSH to pamper themselves silly!

True Love Gift ($42.95)
This limited edition gift set contains LUSH’s best selling aphrodisiac Sex Bomb, chocolate and honey centered Soft Coeur Massage Bar, honey and toffee scented Honey I Washed the Kids Soap in a heart mould, comforting Vanilla Fountain Bath Bomb, white chocolate Honey Trap Lip Balm, and a special heart-shaped Melting Marshmallow Moments Bath Melt . . . so don’t miss this chance to get your hands on your very own True Love!

Happy Valentine’s Gift ($19.95)
Spread the love with this gift filled with three temping treats that are best shared with others. There’s a sensual and sticky Soft Coeur Massage Bar, a matched pair of soul mate soaps called You Wash My Back, and a delectable Melting Marshmallow Moments Bath Melt.

Hello Sailor Gift ($12.95)
This gift is perfect for that someone who really floats your boat. It contains two shower sensations including sea salt shower scrub Rub, Rub, Rub, peppermint-infused Too Drunk Emotibomb to re-energize, and one temporary tattoo just for fun.

Strawberry Feels Forever Massage Bar ($8.95)
Massage your sweetheart with this sensual solid oil made with crushed strawberries and an infusion of hibiscus flowers. Simply rub the bar between your warm palms to release this fragrant oil and massage firmly, but gently into a willing body.

Availability: These limited edition Valentine’s Day products will be launching on February 1st in LUSH stores nationwide and online at www.lushusa.com.

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MAC Cosmetics Well-Defined Studio Sculpt Collection Information

MAC Cosmetics Well-Defined Collection

U.S. Launch Date:  February 5th, 2009

Studio Sculpt SPF15 Foundation

  • NC15, NC20, NC25, NC30, NC35, NC37, NC40, NC42, NC44, NC45, NC50, NC55
  • NW15, NW20, NW25, NW30, NW35, NW40, NW43, NW45, NW47, NW50, NW55

Studio Sculpt Concealer

  • NC15, NC20, NC30, NC35, NC42, NC45, NC50
  • NW15, NW20, NW25, NW30, NW35, NW40, NW45, NW50

Brushes

  • 191 Foundation Brush
  • 195 Concealer Brush

Prep + Prime Skin

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Dolce & Gabbana – The Makeup Line – Spring 2009

According to WWD, Dolce & Gabbana are really set on launching their makeup line. The line will range in price from $20 nail lacquers, $28 mascaras, $30 lipsticks, $36 eyeshadow duos, and up to $59 for foundation. The line also will have bronzers, blushes, eye/lip pencils, and lip gloss.

There will be a 110 stockkeeping units, and lipsticks with a scent are back–with a trademark rose scent. The mascara is said to have a peppery note (whattt?). As far as the packaging goes, it’s weighted glossy gold housed in velvet pouches (sounds like Guerlain). Even for those with the budgets to test out this new beauty line, distribution will only be in three places for the brand’s initial launch: La Rinascente Milan Flagship at the end of January, then Selfridges [of London] and Saks Fifth Avenue in March. As far as I read, Saks Fifth Avenue in NYC (Fifth Avenue) and Beverly Hills would see this in the spring. Saks intends to saturate other stores later this fall with D&G.

Excerpts from the article:

“We see makeup as another thing for women, like a dress. We worked on the makeup line like we work on a clothing collection — you can change makeup like you can change your clothes, depending on your mood,” Gabbana added.

[Pat] McGrath developed three looks that epitomize the line: “Lustful Lips,” inspired by a silver screen siren with dark ruby colored lips and nails; “Provocative Eyes,” a smoky eye and pale lip, and “Sensually Natural,” a pared-back look of neutral hues.

Are you dying to check out Dolce & Gabbana’s makeup line? See it as just overpriced makeup? What are your feelings on D&G’s attempt to get into beauty?

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