Thursday, April 24th, 2008

SPRING/SUMMER 2008 Nails | I fall in and out of my polish addiction–I’ll go months where I don’t think about buying a new shade, and then I’ll see a bunch of new collections and want to buy every single one (thank goodness for 8ty8 and Head2Toe)  Here’s a little round-up of what OPI and China Glaze have to offer at the moment…

OPI India Collection | Let the India Collection intrigue you with colors wrapped in the energy of the season – chic, warm, and bright. Features wide-brimmed hats, brightly colored bangles and clutch purses, and India-inspired beading and metallic embroidery embellishments.

  • I’m India Mood for Love And this hot pink is what I lust for!
  • ElePhantastic Pink This carnation pink may start a stampede!
  • Black Cherry Chutney Deliciously dark black-red.
  • Keys to My Karma Start your good fortune with this rich red.
  • MonSooner or Later Drench your nails in this deluge of orange-red.
  • Moon Over Mumbai A romantic shade of soft, moonlit grey.
  • Yoga-ta Get this Blue! Make this deep, dark blue your fashion mantra.
  • Get Me to the Taj on Time I don’t want to miss this pale opal shade!
  • Curry Up Don’t Be Late! This spicy golden metallic simmers with style!
  • Charmed by a Snake A charming, disarming shade of bronze.
  • Lunch at the Delhi Now serving a luscious shade of coral.
  • Royal Rajah Ruby Jeweled burgundy befitting a prince’s princess.

OPI Beyond Chic Collection | Beyond pretty, beyond trendy – this spring, OPI offers a selection of Nail Lacquers that is simply Beyond Chic. Cool, collected, subtly sexy – perfect for weddings, the workplace, or any casual occasions.

  • Makes Men Blush
  • Oh So Glam!
  • She’s Golden
  • Time-less is More
  • Pearls Night Out
  • Kiss on the Chic

OPI Mod About Brights

  • Mod-Ern Girl
  • The “It” Color
  • Brights Power
  • That’s Hot ! Pink
  • Green-Wich Village
  • Dating A Royal

See more photos and get details on China Glaze’s latest launches… Continue reading →

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Naughty Nauticals | May 1st, 2008

The ship’s in port and she’s out cruising for romance. Her looks: uniformly chic, superbly shipshape through an alluring fleet of pinks, corals, reds bell-bottom blues, the deepest, bluest, navy Nail Lacquer seen this side Marseilles. In style anddesire, poised, perfect ready for her evening cruise.

Check out official promo photos and details! Start planning your haul!

FYI – I spoke with Valley Fair freestanding, and Dazzleglass launches tomorrow, the 24th, according to the manager. Naughty Nauticals is still slated for May 1st. There are some stores doing an early unveiling this Sunday, the 27th, though, including Hillsdale Mall. Continue reading →

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.

Get full details and see more product photos! Continue reading →

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.

www.bobbibrown.com

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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 Nordstrom.com.

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

Friday, April 4th, 2008

Shu Uemura | Summer 2008 | ROUGE UNLIMITED CRYSTAL SHINE

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: www.shuuemura.com; 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.

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