LUSH Celebrates World Vegan Day!

In honor of World Vegan Day, which is today (November 1st), 824 LUSH employees from North America will go vegan to support their vegan customers. 76% of LUSH products are suitable for vegan and labeled so. If you head down to your local LUSH today (and I’m actually making a little detour there today), you might see shop assistants dressed up as giant vegetables. Other stores will have vegan samples available for customers to try.

“LUSH has always attracted people looking for a workplace that doesn’t clash with their ethical life choices, so we have a high number of vegetarians, vegans and environmentalists working here and we see a huge number of ethical customers coming through our doors every day,” says Brandi Halls, LUSH’s (vegan) Communications Manager. “It is great that our work colleagues are willing to join us for a day of being vegan. By walking a mile in a vegan’s (non-leather) shoes, LUSH employees will get a great insight into what veganism is all about.”

Do we have any vegan readers? How does being vegan change your beauty habits?

Bond No. 9 for Holiday 2008

Pardon me while I drool over these gorgeous bottles!

Bleecker Street Bejeweled
The choice this holiday for our annual “Swarovski treatment” is Bleecker Street (a gourmand oriental mingling of patchouli, cassis, caramel, woods, and musk). The limited-edition 100ml lime green-chartreuse-amethyst-gold starburst watercolor flacon is studded, back and front, with a checkerboard pattern of matching crystals—and for good measure, an extra-large crystal front and center. $395.

The Swarovski All-Stars
But why stop at one new Swarovski-enhanced flacon? We’ve gone overboard and embellished three more of our most coveted scents with the tiniest and most reflective of all the Swarovski stones—five thousand of them per 50ml bottle. The pearlized milk glass Eau de New York bottle (citruses-cyclamen-jasmine-vetiver) is studded with diamond-colored aurora borealis stones. Chelsea Flowers (peonies-magnolia-rose) is decked with emerald-colored stones. Chinatown (peach-gardenia-tuberose-sandalwood) features ruby-colored stones. $650.

The Crystallized Amphora
We’ve saved the show-stopper for last: Our outsized 42 oz amphora vitrine, breathtakingly covered with 16,500 hand-applied platinum Swarovski stones. Not to forget the bottle top—an elliptical mirror with honeycomb base. And while we were at it, we added the Bond No. 9 signature and a handy golden spigot. Contents? Your choice among our 32 scents. This bedazzlement comes in a white patent leather gift case, also adorned with crystals. $3,500.

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Estee Lauder Vintage Jewels Collection Holiday 2008

ESTÉE LAUDER INTRODUCES VINTAGE JEWELS

This holiday season create a look of unforgettable glamour and sophistication. Inspired by fashion’s of-the-moment opulent, seductive jewel tones, Estée Lauder introduces Vintage Jewels – a decadent color collection of quiet blacks illuminated by hints of rich Amethyst, Sapphire and Emerald gemstone hues.
The perfect complement to the season’s luxurious fabrics of silk and satin combined with lace, Estée Lauder’s Vintage Jewels collection completes the impression of aristocratic elegance as smoky eyes composed of the unexpected combination of almost blacks and modern brights are complemented by glowing cheeks and warm ruby lips.

The Line Up

  • Shimmering Jewel Powder ($32.00)
  • Sumptuous Mascara in Black ($19.50)
  • Signature Eyeshadow Duo in Amethyst ($25.00)
  • Smoked Eye Pencil Smoked in Smoked Amethyst ($18.50)
  • Signature Lipstick in Black Cherry ($19.50)
  • Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Blackberry ($18.00)
  • Signature Eyeshadow Duo in Sapphire ($25.00)
  • Smoked Eye Pencil Smoked in Sapphire ($18.50)
  • Signature Lipstick in Ruby ($19.50)
  • Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Ruby ($18.00)
  • Signature Eyeshadow Duo in Emerald ($25.00)
  • Smoked Eye Pencil Smoked in Emerald ($18.50)
  • Signature Lipstick in Rich Red ($19.50)
  • Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Red Tango ($18.00)

Vintage Jewels is available for a limited time at all Estée Lauder counters and www.esteelauder.com.

Make Up Forever Holiday 2008 Gift Sets

Make Up For Ever’s Limited Edition Holiday Gift Sets

Aqua Eyes Collection ($35.00)
An assortment of smooth and creamy Aqua Eyes in 5 highly pigmented musthave shades. This collection features convenient travel sized Aqua Eyes #0L, #3L, #7L, #10L, and #11L

HD Microfinish Powder & Kabuki Brush Kit ($49.00)
A universal, invisible finishing powder that gives a “soft focus” effect to skin, this powder is an inimitable formula that is incredibly soft and satiny and uses ultra fine, spherical microparticles made of 100% Mineral Silica Powder. These extremely refined, round microparticles allow natural and artificial light to reflect off of them, thereby softening and ultimately masking lines and imperfections for a perfect, radiant complexion on screen and in real life. Use the Kabuki Brush to dust the powder over foundation to set.

Back to Black Collection ($39.00)
A collection of best sellers and client favorites, this kit includes Faux Lash Floriane #21, Aqua Eyes #0L and Diamond Shadow #307.

Availability: All MAKE UP FOR EVER Limited Edition Holiday Collections will be available at Sephora and Sephora.com in November 2008.

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La Mer for Holiday 2008 Gift Sets Galore

Times might be tough, but for some lucky ladies (and gents), times aren’t so tough! Whether these are your yearly indulgences or your staples… La Mer is luxe.

The Crème de la Crème (16.5oz & Mother of Pearl Box) ($1,390.00)

The Luxury Essentials ($630.00)
Includes Crème de la Mer (2 oz.), The Lifting Face Serum and The Eye Concentrate in a limited edition mother of pearl round box

The Connoisseur Collection ($395.00)
Includes Crème de la Mer (2 oz.) and The Eye Concentrate in a pearlized holiday box

The Signature Collection ($240.00)
Includes Crème de la Mer (1 oz.), The Lifting Face Serum (15ml) and The Eye Concentrate (5ml) in a green cylindrical box

La Mer is available at select Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and lamer.com.

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LUSH for Halloween 2008!

I know, I know… Halloween is just a few days away, but there’s still time for Lush’s spooky offerings!

PUMPKIN soap (Online) sold by weight, $4.95 /  lb
A lovely creamy pumpkin scented soap, also containing sweet wild orange, lime, mandarin and spice cinnamon. Shaped like an actual pumpkin, this soap is only around for Halloween; you could even carve faces and create your very own LUSH Jack-o’-Lantern!

MAGIC bath bomb $6.95
Abracadabra! This ‘hex’-agonal bath treat contains a good luck spell, to break runs of bad luck. The outer shell of this bath bomb is a turquoise color and a blend of marjoram oil and rose absolute.

THE WITCHES’ BALL bubble bar $5.95
This witches’ blend of herbs will work to clear any barriers or blocks in life, especially in relationships and creativity.

A GOLD STAR bubble bar $6.25
This congratulatory bath treat is for those who deserve a pat on the back, as there’s a bewitching blend of solar oils to create a ‘well done’ spell.

GHOST shower gel $16.95 250 ml
This shower gel is to die for – it contains a blend of fresh, natural ingredients and essential oils that will uplift your spirit and make showering a real out-of-this-world experience.

SPELLBOUND gift $27.95
This gift box contains a selection of LUSH’s magical products so you can cast a fascinating spell of your own this Halloween. Contains Magic bath bomb, Jingle Spells bath bomb, Witches Ball bubble bar, and Pumpkin soap.

SUPERNATURAL gift $59.95
There’s the new Witches’ Ball bubble bar; Ceridwen’s Cauldron luxury bath melt; Tisty Tosty bath bomb, a love spell with 7 rose buds; Butterball bath bomb; Therapy massage bar; Figs and Leaves soap; and Aqua Mirabilis skin conditioner.

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