Thursday, October 30th, 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.

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

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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Thursday, October 30th, 2008

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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Wednesday, October 29th, 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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Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Sue Devitt takes a journey to Mt. Kilimanjaro this holiday season with a new, breathtaking collection inspired by the seductively alluring colors, textures and natural surroundings of this exotic locale. Created to mimic the vibrant hues of Kilimanjaro, Sue has captured a vision of exotic colors that range from the crisp mountain white caps to the deep shades of purple and lavender reflected off the mountain during the sun’s descent and an intense black African starry night.

The Kilimanjaro collection for Holiday 2008 includes:

Microquatic™ Hydrating Marine Mineral Eye Palette in Kilimanjaro ($37.50)
This exquisite palette features a variation of universally flattering purples in blendable, wearable and long-lasting eye color. This cutting edge formula also contains a synergistic complex of biotechnological marine and botanical substances such as Sea Butter, Shea Butter, Ceramides and Hylauronic Acid in addition to vitamins, minerals and proteins that work in tandem to help skin absorb water from the air while restoring skin’s natural elasticity.

Microquatic™ Mascara in Black Widow Black Lavender ($22.00)
Condition lashes while dispensing a deep black lavender pigment to the lashes. This luxurious mascara features Devitt’s signature Microquatic™ formulation, offering a nano dispersion of vitamins, pro-vitamins and soothing orchid extract for added hydration, while beeswax and microcrystalline wax keep lashes moist and malleable all day long.

Eye Intensifier Pencil in Black Widow Black Lavender ($22.00)
Long lasting, smudge-proof and water resistant, Eye Intensifier Pencil creates an instant and dramatic finish, emphasizing the eye with deep, dramatic shades in rich, velvety textures.

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Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Introducing Clinique Medical

Allergan (global medical aesthetics company) and Clinique have come together and developed Clinique Medical. This skin care line is “scientifically-designed and clinically-proven to complement select in-office cosmetic procedures and available only through skin care physicians’ offices.” The Clinique Medical Optimizing Regimen Kit is a skin care system helps improve the skin’s receptivity to the benefits of selected procedures such as laser skin resurfacing (e.g. IPL treatments), chemical peels such as 30% TCA peels and microdermabrasion.

“Clinique has always been on the cutting-edge of breakthrough science and skin care technology,” said Lynne Greene, Global President, Clinique Laboratories. “We are proud that we can meet the modern and discerning consumer’s unprecedented needs in our innovative way. Our collaboration with Allergan puts CLINIQUE MEDICAL in an ideal position to provide best-in-class professional skin care to both physicians and consumers alike.”

Product Line

Probiotic Cleanser (Pre/Post-Procedure) ($27.50)
Removes debris and makeup to aid in treatment penetration while maintaining the skin’s barrier with natural lipids to support its protective capacity and replenish lipids to support the heailng process.

Skin Conditioning Treatment (Pre-Procedure) ($65.00)
Helps prepare skin by exfoliating without irritation, creating an even skin tone

Recovery Week Complex (Post-Procedure) ($65.00)
Helps manage visible excess redness and irritation by reducing the appearance of skin discoloration

Optimizing Treatment Cream (Pre/Post-Procedure) ($85.00)
Helps prevent irritation while improving the appearance of skin tone’s evenness

Daily SPF 38 (Pre/Post-Procedure) ($38.00)
Help protect against UVA and UVB rays in highly-sensitive, post-procedure skin

Optimizing Regimen Kit ($235.00)
Contains all of the above products in one kit

Information about Clinique Medical is available at www.cliniquemedical.com.