Friday, March 28th, 2008

How do I like to spend my Friday afternoon? Perusing online retailers looking for things that might catch my eye (and deliberately not researching for my legal writing final!).Nordstrom.com is a bad, bad place to stop at if you’re trying not to spend money. It’s hard not to find something worth splurging on (um, hello, shoe department?). Here are some drool-worthy products I came across in my weekly perusal… Do note that I haven’t tried these, merely wished to!

1. TanTowel Full Body Application – Classic (Single) ($4.00) is by (newcomer?) TanTowel, which surely has a slew of new products advertised on Nordstrom’s. I’m interested in the idea of single-servings of self-tanner, and it seems like they have a thorough offering of self-tanning products (exfoliators to tanners). I also think $4.00 makes it a GREAT chance for people to try out self-tanning without spending heaps.

2. Juicy Couture Roller Ball Set ($60.00) looks absolutely adorable in its pastel pink and brown box, and I love mesome roll on perfumes. Seems kind of cheap and 12-year-old at first, but it is so convenient. Toss into your purse and go and never worry! I use perfume pretty sparingly, so I don’t need full jars of fragrances for the most part; so a nice set of six miniature roller balls suits me fine.

3. Tom Ford for Men Shower Gel ($30.00) makes me want to take about five showers a day. I adore this scent, even though I’m fully aware that it’s for men. I just don’t care, I like it. It’s a dark, intense scent, and I wish my boyfriend wore cologne, so I could smell it more often. I just may put this on my wish list so at least I can shower in it.

4. Juicy Couture ‘Dirty English’ Eau de Toilette (52.00 to $70.00) is a men’s scent, and I haven’t taken a whiff, but the bottle caught my eye. At first, I saw these packets of black with the same symbol over it, which looked awesome. Then I saw these bottles, and I was like, they should have darkened or made this fragrance look clear… This orange-ish color isn’t working for me. Did I ever mention that I love bottles? If only I was a liquor fan, I could collect some of the more exotic liquor bottles… Ah, well, I guess I’ll settle for perfume.

5. Annick Goutal ‘Petite Chérie’ Eau de Parfum ($230.00) is my “I would love it, but I could never afford it” item for the week. I’m totally tempted by the darling bottle, because I love that springy teal-green, and the angel on top works for me. But oh-so-very-expensive, which means I will definitely be sure to take a sniff next time I’m at Norstrom’s, and perhaps put one of those fragrance tester sticks into my purse since I won’t be getting my hands on a bottle of this!

6. Lancôme Dual End Liner & Shadow: Brush #18 ($30.00) looks to be a multi-tasker’s dream. Get your angled brush (brows, liner) on one end with another brush to help with shadow application on the other end. It just sounds too good to be true. I would say that while you might be able to apply shadow, you may not find it a blending brush in the least. For a girl who likes to do it all with the 239, not sure if this entices me enough to buy it. I sure do like that it’s double-edged… but wait, how do you store it? I store all mine standing up!

What are new beauty have you spotted and been tempted by this past week? Try any of mine? Make sure to share the low down with me!

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

GUESS by Marciano Introduces Sexy, New Fragrance for Spring 2008

The GUESS by Marciano fragrance celebrates the power of the fashion-forward woman and was created to inspire glamour, and sensuality. This delectable fragrance is united by zesty, invigorating fruits and vibrant florals and then balanced by warm, rounded, woody notes. Star fruits, Curaçao oranges and hand-picked grapefruits are blended and mixed with the alluring spice of Cardamom. Bouquets of Peonies in full bloom, pink Honeysuckle and Jasmine blossoms embrace the scent with gestures of strong raw Woods, Vanilla and Dulce de leche.

The Eau de Parfum in the GUESS by Marciano fragrance collection comes in a sleek, refined amber-tinted bottle featuring climbing exotic blossoms in gold. The GUESS logo appears on the bottle’s facade in a rich chocolate brown. Neil J. Katz, Chairman and CEO of Parlux Fragrances, Inc, said, “This introduction to the GUESS by Marciano fragrance portfolio continues to complement the lifestyle of the GUESS by Marciano woman. Daring yet sophisticated, it embodies confident sensuality with a fashion-forward sensibility.”

Eau de Parfum Sprays at $49.00 for the 1.7 oz. and $65.00 for the 3.4 oz., plus a Body Butter at $35.00 for the 5 oz. and a Body Lotion at $30.00 for the 6 oz.

I’m excited to try this! I’m just starting to get into fragrances, so I’m on the hunt for something exciting. I’m lovin’ the packaging, it seems so… sultry. Have you taken a sniff yet?

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

EURISTOCRATS | March 2008 — European Exclusive

  • Barcelona Red Frosty deep coral
  • Bombshell Soft bright rosy-pink with golden shimmer
  • Cockney Sheer yellow red with multi dimensional pearlized pigments
  • Costa Chic Frosty light coral
  • Fast Play Medium neutral pink with plum-brown undertones
  • Full Fuchsia Bright clean warm pink
  • Going Dutch Frosty mid tone pink
  • London Life Sheer deep berry with multi-dimensional pearlized pigments
  • Milan Mode Sheer deep pink with multi-dimensional pearlized pigments
  • Naked Paris Sheer pink brown with multi-dimensional pearlized pigments
  • Neon Orange Bright clean orange
  • Patisserie Sheer creamy neutral pink
  • Rambla’s Red Blue red
  • Rue D’ Bois Sheer mid tone pink with multi dimensional pearlized pigments
  • Saint Germain Pastel pink
  • Show Orchid Vivid hot pink

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Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

  • Comet Blue
  • Rags to Riches
  • Money Honey
  • Ms. Fizz
  • Like Venus
  • Sugarrimmed
  • Steppin’ Out
  • Bare Necessity
  • Get Rich Quick
  • Spanking Rich
  • Love Alert
  • Pleasure Principle

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Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

Naughty Nauticals, coming May 2008, is one of MAC’s summer launches!

Lipsticks

  • Ahoy There
  • Buoy-O-Buoy
  • Party Mate
  • Port Red

Lustreglasses

  • Ensign
  • Bateaux
  • Hey Sailor
  • Love Knot

Pigments

  • Wave
  • Lark About
  • Bell Bottom Blue
  • Lovely Lily

Eyeshadows

  • Cargo
  • Meet the Fleet
  • Shadow Shore Leave
  • Submarine
  • Pandamonium

Liners

  • Greyprint
  • Smoothblue

Nail Lacquer

  • Deep Sea

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Friday, March 21st, 2008

Tinsley Pink ($24.50) | Created by Dior Beauty Ambassador Tinsley Mortimer

We are proud to introduce Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Reflect in Tinsley Pink, the first color ever created by (and named for) a Dior Beauty Ambassador!

This soft powder pink epitomizes Tinsley’s feminine, flirty style and is versatile for both day and evening. Worn alone, the gloss delivers a natural blush tone with a bit of reflection; perfect for anything from Sunday brunch to a big meeting at work. When used as a finishing touch over darker-pigmented shades (Tinsley’s personal recommendation for a night out), Tinsley Pink creates a camera-ready pout out of literally any color.

Featuring a high-shine, shimmering finish and multi-dimensional reflective pigments, this formula goes on smooth with a silky brush applicator and the sleek packaging fits into even the most demure evening bag.

A donation will be made from the sales of Tinsley Pink to one of Tinsley’s favorite organizations: Operation Smile, a worldwide children’s medical charity (www.operationsmile.org).

Availability: May 2008 at Saks Fifth Avenue exclusive nationwide.

When I hear “sheer bubblegum pink,” my ears do perk up a bit. I’m a sucker for pinks, no matter what, even if I already have dozens of favorites already sitting on my vanity. I’m also a huge fan for charity products, because I can look cute and give back at the same–perfect combination.