Monday, June 22nd, 2009

MAC Cosmetics Graphic Garden Collection for Nordstrom Anniversary

U.S. Launch Date: July 17th (July 9th at The Bay)

Brush Bags ($49.50)

A black and white twill bag with a separate brush holder featuring a rose or poppy pattern.

  • Define & Blend 129SE, 190SE, 209SE, 219SE, 252SE
  • Shape & Perfect 168SE, 187SE, 194SE, 212SE, 275SE

Eye Shadow 6 Palette ($38.00)

A black metal compact with a black and white plaque featuring the repeat signature MAC logo that morphs (holographic) into a black and white floral pattern when viewed from different angles.

Fresh Cut Palette

  • Floral Inc. (Frost)
  • Sun-Shy (Lustre)
  • Fresh Cut (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Poppy Noir (Velvet)
  • Bloomcycle (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Part Peony (Lustre)
  • 213SE Brush

Graphic Garden Palette

  • Social Climber (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Botancial Blue (Frost)
  • Straight Hedge (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Wild Wisteria (Lustre)
  • Linear Lilac (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Graphic Garden (Velvet)
  • 213SE brush

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Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

MAC Colour Craft Collection

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Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Origins Smileage Plus Collection

Origins liptints pack the perfect punch for a subtle yet stylish alternative to lipstick. Featuring an organic beeswax base, Origins Smileage Plus™ Sheer smile-worthy liptint is helping to pave the way in organic lip color, with a makeup bag “must” that’s big on lip conditioning and creaminess with a sheer hint of color. Featuring some of nature’s most pure ingredients, this liptint provides a great hint of color. An organic beeswax base that’s derived through the help of friendly beekeepers, combined with pigment and pearl colorants, provides a stable lip product that’s soft and sheer. Organic Coconut and Sunflower Oils, along with Organic Cocoa Butter, help keep lips hydrated, while Organic Aloe Leaf Extract and Organic Jojoba Oil comfort and soothe. Organic Coconut, Jojoba and Sunflower oils allow Smileage Plus™ to glide over lips for a helping of lip conditioning combined with a hint of color.

Smileage Plus Lip Tints ($11.00)

  • Eco-Pink
  • Off-Beet
  • Organic Plum
  • Raw Honey
  • Sugar Cane
  • Vintage

Available: Now available at Origins.

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Origins Gloomaway Collection

Everyone needs a pick-me-up now and again. That’s why Origins is happy to reintroduce the Gloomaway™ Collection, bath and body treats designed to brighten your day and liven your spirits. Back by popular demand, the collection features Grapefruit essential oil paired with Field Mint and Sweet Orange. Found over 300 years ago on the tropical paradise of Barbados, Grapefruit essential oil is used today by aromatherapists to calm nervous exhaustion and produce an uplifting, joyous and balancing environment.

Gloomaway Grapefruit Body Mist ($25.00 for 4 fl. oz.)

With its exuberant, fruity essential oil blend, this spirit-lifting body mist leaves skin lightly fragranced with the all-natural key notes of energizing Grapefruit, Orange, Tangerine and Field Mint. Light enough to be layered with other Gloomaway™ products, this uplifting body mist ushers in feelings of optimism and contentment that last throughout the day.

Gloomaway Grapefruit Gumballs ($5.00 for 20)

For immediate happiness that you can taste, these Gloomaway™ gumballs freshen breath and brighten the mood. The uplifting, all-natural citrus flavors of Grapefruit and Orange sparkle on the tongue, helping soothe and balance nerves.

Gloomaway Grapefruit Body Wash & Bubble Bath ($21.00 for 8.5 fl. oz.)

This mood-brightening bath buddy doubles as a body wash and bubble bath. When worked into wet skin or poured into a running tub, it generates a generous and fragrant foam. With the citrusy scent of Grapefruit, Field Mint and Sweet Orange, you emerge from bathing with a clean body and a fresh mind.

Gloomaway Grapefruit Body-Buffing Cleanser ($20.00 for 5 fl. oz.)

Sometimes a wash alone just isn’t enough. In addition to cleansers derived from Palm and Coconut, this multi-purpose exfoliating cleanser also grinds away grime with Crushed Apricot Seeds. Skin emerges soft, smooth, and sweetly scented.

Gloomaway Grapefruit Body Souffle ($27.50 for 7 oz.)

This rich, body buttering souffle finishes off your shower and bath experience with a deeply moisturizing layer of fragrant creme. With nourishing Olive, Grape Seed, Rice Bran and Apricot Kernel Oils, it surrounds the body in a cocoon of moisture and extends the uplifting experience long after application.

Gloomaway Grapefruit Bath Bar ($13.00 for 10.5 oz.)

This inviting, 100% vegetable-based soap makes bathing a breeze with the enlivening scents of Grapefruit, Field Mint and Sweet Orange. It features skin softening Glycerin to leave skin feeling silky. Just lather up with water in your hands or a wash cloth and enjoy a carefree clean.

Availability: July 2009. Bath Bar, Body Souffle, Body Wash, and Body-Buffing Cleanser available now at Origins.

P.S. – OMG, I am in LOVE with the name of this launch. It just tickles my fancy! Maybe it was because I once adored Eeyore (yes, from Winnie the Pooh!), and it reminds me of him… Gloomaway! Love it.

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

This 4th of July, start the patriotic party in your shower with LUSH! Belt out your own rendition of the Star Spangled Banner, toss in some red, white and blue bubbly (shampoo bars), top it off with a dollop of American Cream (conditioner) and you’ve got yourself a party . . . and hair so shiny it’s sure to set off fireworks!

For all those who will have to hit the friendly skies and/or not-so-friendly roads to reach the party, LUSH’s shampoo bars are perfect for travel. Stored in shampoo bar tins ($2.95) that are made from recycled aluminum, these little wonders make carry-on travel a breeze – no spillage, leaking or bulky bottles to lug around. Because we all know if we are going to be lugging bottles around this 4th of July, we certainly hope they won’t be shampoo bottles!

New ($9.25 for 1.9 oz.)

Add some spice to your life with New solid shampoo. Massage the red lather all over your head and soak in the heat. Cinnamon and clove oils warm and stimulate your scalp and fill your shower with the smell of cinnamon hearts. Great for those suffering from hormonal hair loss as the scalp-stimulating essential oils encourage your follicles to hang on in there. (Vegan!)

Seanik ($9.25 for 1.9 oz.)

Don’t let Seanik’s compact size fool you. This little puck of joy buffs and shines like no liquid can. A couple of swipes worked up into a lather to moisturize the scalp, breathe life into the lifeless, and shine your hair like a champ. Economical and easy to use, Seanik’s citrus and seaweed combo enriches and enlivens while its fragrance entices all who cross your path. (Vegan!)

Ultimate Shine ($9.25 for 1.9 oz.)

A lovely white shampoo bar with gold sparkly bits (not loads, just enough to leave a couple of sparkles in your hair), Ultimate helps hair shine by using spicy elemi and ylang ylang oils to balance your scalp’s oil production. Deliciously sweet violet leaf oil is said to relieve anger and anxiety so you can shine socially too. (Vegan!)

American Cream ($8.75 for 3.3 fl. oz. or $26.65 for 16.9 fl. oz.)

American Cream is a conditioner like no other. With honey and vanilla to soften and fresh strawberries and oranges to add shine, it takes on the toughest tangles and roughest frizz, all the while smelling like a sweet honey milkshake. you’ll catch a whiff every time you turn your head and wonder where that 1950s diner is.

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Monday, June 15th, 2009

Illamasqua Sirens Collection for Spring/Summer 2009

Inspired by the powerful beauty of the Sirens, the captivating, brutal nature of their appeal and the undeniable pull of their decadent existence, Illamasqua has created a new make-up collection designed to glorify the divine being within us all.

The collection provides a cornucopia of sumptuous shades, from shimmering corals and aquamarines, to luscious golds and bronzed metallics. With products to enhance the face, eyes, lips and nails, Sirens lets you indulge your alter ego, and ensures that your summer nights are even hotter than the days.

Sirens 4-Colour Powder Eyeshadow Palette (£29.00)

  • Palette includes Illamasqua Eye Shadow in Spellbound, Morn, Luminescence, Fate.

Bronzing Duo (£18.00)

  • Glint/Writhe
  • Glint/Burnish

Lipstick (£14.00)

  • Fable
  • Resist

Sheer Lipgloss (£12.50)

  • Soul

Liquid Metal (£16.00)

  • Solstice
  • Enrapture

Shimmer Cream (£14.00)

  • Eternal

Fat Pencil (£12.72)

  • Fickle
  • Wilful
  • Perverse

Nail Varnish (£12.50)

  • Lament
  • Muse

False Eyelashes (£11.00)

  • No. 20

Available: Exclusively at Selfridges Oxford Street and Selfridges Manchester Trafford throughout April. Also, online at Illamasqua.com.

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