Tuesday, October 11th, 2011


LUSH Halloween 2011 Launches

LUSH’s top-selling Halloween and Day of the Dead characters are back to cast shadows on your shower curtain once again.

Ghost Shower Gel ($17.95 for 8.4 oz.) (Limited Edition)

This Ghost will spook your shower once again. Made with a rose and dove orchard infusion, Ghost will leave your skin feeling soft with the lingering fragrance of lilies.

Jacko Bath Bomb ($5.95 for 3.5 oz.) (Limited Edition)

The ultimate ghoulish goodie after a night of trick-or-treating; drop this limited edition, pumpkin shaped Bath Bomb in your tub and soak this hollow’s eve in a room filled with the spicy scent of clove bud and spearmint. There’s nothing quite like a spicy, warming bath on a dark and chilly night. You’ll be haunted by this spicy fragrance long after your bath. It’s only around for Halloween so get your pumpkin bomb before All Hallows Day. Spicy clove bud oil warms you up in the chill of the night.

Pumpkin Soap ($6.95 for 3.1 oz.) (Limited Edition)

Carve some time out of your Halloween to wash with our spicy hand and body soap. Clove, cardamom, spearmint and fresh pumpkin will warm up you up after a long night of trick or treating.

Calavera Bath Bomb ($5.95 for 6.3 oz.) (Limited Edition)

Skulls don’t have to be scary. In Mexico, they are an iconic image for the Day of the Dead celebrations, during which the dead are honored and respected. This bomb contains marigold petals and zesty lime oil to make your bath time fragrantly festive!

Cobweb Bath Bomb ($5.95 for 4.4 oz.) (Limited Edition) (Online Only)

Tantalizing black sugar bath bomb made with our ever popular black pearl scent to calm you down after a night of frights. This mighty bomb is a major stress reliever (as long as you’re not scared of spiders).

Lady Catrina Soap ($6.95 for 3.5 oz.) (Limited Edition) (Online Only)

A brightly coloured, fruit laden chunk of spectacular citrus suds! Lady Catrina’s sweet scent comes from Agave nectar, which we’re thrilled to use because it’s a vegan alternative honey. Agave nectar is extracted from the agave cactus. The nectar gives Lady Catrina her beautiful, sweet scent.

Calacas Shower Jelly ($5.95 for 2.1 oz.) (Limited Edition) (Online Only)

Multi coloured jellies for a festive shower experience. We created our own little wiggly skulls of seaweed and aloe vera gel to leave you soft and gorgeous, and filled them with neroli and lime oils to put you in a haunting mood. You’ll have to wait until your package arrives to see which colour you get… it’s like trick or treat for the shower.

Pumpkin Knot Wrap ($3.95) (Limited Edition) (Online Only)

Carve out a place in your sweeties heart this Fall with our limited-edition Pumpkin Knot-Wrap. It’s a mini wrap fit for a single Bath Bomb, a couple bars of soap or even a handful of Halloween candies. Pumpkin is the perfect way to wrap up your party favors, a gift for the host, or treats for the kids.

Ceridwen’s Cauldron ($7.95 for 2.8 oz.) (Permanent)

This ultra moisturizing and calming bath melt is a perfect brew of cocoa butter, oats, lavender and sandalwood oils.

Demon in the Dark ($7.95 for 3.1 oz.) (Permanent)

Trade in the age old tradition of bobbing for apples and wash with them instead. This spearmint and apple soap will get even the most mischievous demons clean.

Twilight Bath Bomb ($5.95 for 6.3 oz.) (Permanent)

Twilight, when it is neither completely lit nor dark, is the perfect time for vampires to retire in a warm comforting lavender bath, leaving the sun rise far behind.

availability: Now @ LUSH

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Saturday, October 8th, 2011


Estee Lauder Holiday Compact Collection 2011

To celebrate the holiday season, Estée Lauder invites you to experience the unique and collectible Good Fortune Metal Compact and Solid Perfume Compact Collection. Each year, Estée Lauder unveils a stunning, limited-edition collection full of extravagant pieces that enhance the holiday gift-giving season with refreshing charm and brings an incomparable joy to existing and future collectors alike.

This season’s collection is an ode to the desires of good fortunes: Love, Prosperity, Luck, Success, Happiness and Peace. Each powder compact is ornamented with semi-precious stones representing their fortune, while the solid perfumes are transformed through use of symbolism and color. From the sophisticated detailing on the Beautiful Luck Elephant solid perfume compact to the eye-catching purple agate on the Success Compact, the exceptional details continue to draw attention and have become synonymous with the luxury of the Estée Lauder compacts. In addition to our in-house creations, we joined forces yet again with celebrated American designer, Jay Strongwater, to create elegant and whimsical designs that everyone can enjoy. Each compact is then handcrafted by a specialized team of artisans schooled in the fine art of costume-jewelry making.

Solid perfume compacts feature Estée Lauder’s Beautiful, Youth-Dew, Sensuous, pleasures and White Linen fragrances. Powder compacts include the universally wearable Lucidity Translucent Pressed Powder. All holiday compacts are limited edition.

All Fortunes ($125.00)

Combining all good fortunes on one compact with complimentary semi-precious stones of Green Malachite, Lapis, Tiger Eye and Rose Quartz.

Love ($65.00)

The hearts signify love and passion with accents of Red Agate on the Love powder compact and the classic Beautiful fragrance in the sleek solid fragrance compact.

Beautiful Love Heart ($95.00)

Carry around your neck a heart that represents romantic love and passion. This striking pendant opens to reveal Beautiful fragrance in long-lasting solid perfume. A tender bouquet of lilies and roses, marigold and orange blossoms…all warmed with a rich, woody base and brightened with a touch of citrus.

Propserity ($75.00)

Catching the light like a prospector’s treasure, a golden compact reflects a future full of prosperity. The multi-faceted cover is intricately textured. The clasp gleams green, set in malachite. Filled and refillable with Lucidity Translucent Pressed Powder (small-size refill).

Youth Dew Gold Coin ($89.00)

A shiny golden coin perfumed compact including the Youth Dew fragrance and a touch of Green Malachite on the powder compact clasp reflect a future of abundant wealth.

Luck ($65.00) (Neiman Marcus Exclusive)

This golden compact featuring shades of citrine crystal represents a lifetime of luck and optimism.

Beautiful Luck Elephant by Jay Strongwater ($295.00) (Neiman Marcus Exclusive)

A limited-edition collectible, this lucky elephant with shimmering stones has its trunk up for a life of good fortune.

Success ($75.00) (Neiman Marcus Exclusive)

Protecting an imminent future of great success is represented by the Purple Agate powder compact.

Sensuous Success ($225.00) (Neiman Marcus Exclusive)

Protecting an imminent future of great success is represented by the lock and key solid perfume that holds a solid formula of the Sensuous fragrance.

Happiness ($65.00) (Saks Exclusive)

The happiness compact is daintily accessorized with a Rose Quartz clasp.

Happiness pleasures by Jay Strongwater ($275.00) (Saks Exclusive)

The Swarovski crystals in the blooming solid perfume by Jay Strongwater, with softly floral pleasures fragrance, exude joviality and bliss.

Peace ($65.00) (Saks Exclusive)

The enchanting blue lapis clasp epitomizes signs of peace and tranquility.

White Linen Peace Branch ($195.00) (Saks Exclusive)

Ssigns of peace and tranquility embodied by the Swarovski encrusted White Linen solid perfume peace branch.

availability: Now @ Nordstrom, Estee Lauder, Saks, Neiman Marcus

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Thursday, October 6th, 2011


Benefit Holiday 2011 Collection

Limited edition holiday sets and kits! :)

POWda WOWza ($28.00) (Limited Edition)

3 x 0.10 oz. Face Powders in Coralista, Hoola, and Bella Bamba.

I’m Glam… Therefore I Am ($36.00) (Limited Edition)

0.25 oz Girl Meets Pearl (pearly golden pink), 0.18 oz Eyeshadow Palette in Pink Fancy (pale pink), Icy Lilac (silvery light mauve), Posh Amethyst (soft plum), Precious Pewter (steel gray), Double-Ended Sponge Applicator, 0.07 oz Glamming Face Powder with Brush (soft rose/ peachy pink sheen), 0.14 oz A Little Bit BADgal Lash Mascara in black, 0.18 oz Lip Gloss in Life On The A List (bubble gum pink)

Ticket to Glossytown ($24.00) (Limited Edition)

6 x 0.1 oz Lipgloss in So Frisk Me (gilded berry), Nudie-Tude (goldspun twist), Spiked Punch (vibrant coral), Kiss You (clear fuchsia), Life On The A List (bubble gum pink), Foxy Lady (diamond rose)

Brighter & Badder ($29.00) (Limited Edition)

This set features Eye bright, a “nap in a stick” that revs ups eyes for a wide-awake look; and BADgal lash mascara, which pumps up the volume for the lushest-ever fringe.

The Big 10 ($32.00) (Limited Edition)

0.1 oz Dandelion (soft pink), 0.11 oz Erase Paste in No. 2 Medium, 0.08 oz Benetint (rose), 0.08 oz High Beam (luminous pink), 0.08 oz Posietint (poppy pink), 0.08 oz Ooh La Lift, 0.08 oz Stay Don’t Stray, 0.25 oz That Gal, 0.25 oz The Porefessional, 0.1 oz Bella Bamba (watermelon pink)

Project Flawless ($32.00) (Limited Edition)

0.25 oz Girl Meets Pearl (pearly golden pink), 0.14 oz A Little Bit BADgal Lash Mascara in black, 0.17 oz Ultra Shines in Foxy Lady (diamond rose), 0.28 oz Bella Bamba (watermelon pink)

availability: October 2011

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Thursday, October 6th, 2011


Chanel Holiday 2011 Collection: Les Scintillances de Chanel

The iconic colours of Chanel — gold, red, beige and black — are a never-ending source of inspiration for Peter Philips, Creative Director of Chanel Makeup. The glamorous proof: his Holiday 2011 Collection, Les Scintillances de Chanel. Golden reflections delicately sculpt the face with light, while eyes and lips shimmer in festive tones.

Lumiere Sculptee de Chanel Highlighting Powder ($72.00) (Limited Edition)

A true visionary, Mademoiselle Chanel found inspiration everywhere. Today, the Paris Makeup Studio does similarly — capturing the gilded beauty of Mademoiselle’s treasured belt buckle in LUMIÈRE SCULPTÉE DE CHANEL Highlighting Powder, an illuminating powder that gently highlights the skin with a sheer blend of tender pink and pearlescence. Shades of ivory and pink dusted with tone-on-tone mother-of-pearls make this palette the height of glamour and sophistication.

Rouge Allure Luminous Satin Lip Colour ($32.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Enivree Shimmering pink (Limited Edition)
  • Famous Bright shimmering red (Limited Edition)

Le Vernis Nail Colour ($25.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Rouge Carat Luminous red (Limited Edition)

Poudre Universelle Libre Natural Finish Loose Powder ($52.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Feerie Soft shimmering pink

Les Tissages de Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Effect ($45.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Brun Rose Brown rose

Ligne Extreme Liquid Eye Liner ($32.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Or Gold

Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow ($28.50) (Limited Edition)

  • Blazing Gold Shimmering gold
  • Beige Lame Bright shimmering beige

Ombres Contraste Duo Eyeshadow Duo ($42.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Noir-Ivoire Black, ivory

Rouge Allure Laque Luminous Satin Lip Colour ($32.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Empire Pink rose

Levres Scintillantes Glossimer ($28.50) (Limited Edition)

  • Sparkle d’Or Gold shimmer
  • Sweet Beige Beige shimmer

Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss Pure Shine Intense Colour Long Wear Lip Gloss ($32.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Discretion Luminous beige
  • Triomphal Shimmering red

availability: October 2011

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Wednesday, October 5th, 2011


Laura Mercier Holiday 2011 Collection

Baked Eye Color Palette ($48.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Sienna Rich, chocolate brown
  • Terracotta Warm bronze, copper
  • Ballet Pink Soft peachy pink
  • Pink Petal Pale baby pink
  • Lilac Smoky lavender violet

Eye Portfolio ($98.00) (Limited Edition)

Includes 12 eye colors (0.05 oz. each): Rich Sienna, Morning Dew, Black Coffee, Pink Crystal, Sable, Royal Gold, African Violet, Mica, Golden Cream, Fig, and Sparkling Night. Three travel brushes: Ponytail, Crease, and Smudge.

Color Portfolio ($98.00) (Limited Edition)

Includes six eye colors (0.05 oz. each): Primrose, African Violet, Merlot, Truffle, Topaz, Stellar. Three Tightline Cake Eye Liners (0.04 oz. each): Ground Espresso, Black Ebony, and Burgundy Wine. Two Second Skin Cheek Colors (0.12 oz. each): Rose Petal and City Pink. Three travel brushes: Ponytail, Crease, and Flat Eyeliner.

Travel Brush Set ($85.00) (Limited Edition)

Includes: Double-Ended Secret Camouflage Powder Brush, Double-Ended Allover Eye Color Ponytail Brush, Double-Ended Flat Eyeliner/Smudge Brush, Double-Ended Brow Definer/Brow Grooming Brush, Finishing Brush.

Mini Kohl Eye Pencil Set ($32.00) (Limited Edition) (Sephora Exclusive)

5 x 0.04 oz mini Kohl Eye Pencil in Brown Copper (coppery brown), Antique Jade (metallic deep green), Black Turquoise (black with turquoise pearl), Black Violet (black purple charcoal), Purple Sapphire (bright eggplant)

The Nudes Mini Lip Glace Set ($38.00) (Limited Edition) (Sephora Exclusive)

4 x 0.1 oz Lip Glacé in Bare Blush (deep champagne taupe), Bare Naked (beige champagne), Bare Pink (light pink), Bare Beige (light neutral brown)

availability: Now @ Nordstrom; Sephora exclusives at Sephora

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Tuesday, October 4th, 2011


Bare Escentuals Holiday 2011 Launches

Coming this October/November, Bare Escentuals has over thirty holiday offerings to tickle your fancy.

Box of Gems ($89.00) (QVC Exclusive)

A Box of Gems is a 20-piece treasure-trove of jewel-infused eyecolors and dazzling lipglosses. With this lavish box, you’ll always be decked out in jewels.

Things That Make You Glow Collection ($85.00) (Boutiques & BareEscentuals.com)

This 15-piece collection is filled to the brim with limited edition favorites including 10 hard-to-find bareMinerals Eyecolors, an All-Over Face Color, bareMinerals Blush and two never before paired together mini Pretty Amazing and 100% Natural Lipcolors.

Oh La Luxe ($79.00) (Sephora Exclusive)

With 10 mesmerizing colors for eyes and five blushing face colors all in one chic bag, you’ll never be without ways to turn heads.

Year of Beauty ($72.00) (Boutiques & BareEscentuals.com)

Our collection of bareMinerals Eyecolors includes 12 dazzling shades to take you through the seasons in style. Silky soft and unbelievably blendable, these plush shades glide on effortlessly for stunning, vibrant color to match every month.

Transformational Treatment Collection ($58.00) (QVC Exclusive)

Introducing the bareMinerals Transformational Treatment Collection, an exclusive collection of ground breaking solutions for younger-looking skin. Experience the incredible results, including faster cell turnover, smaller-looking pores, reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles – and the famous bareMinerals Naturally Luminous glow.

RSVP – Ravishing, Stunning, Vibrant, Pretty ($54.00) (Boutiques & BareEscentuals.com)

Experience R.S.V.P., our 9-piece collection for face, eyes, and lips that will leave you Ravishing, Stunning, Vibrant and Pretty. It’s the most coveted invitation in town, and be prepared for an all-nighter with the launch of our new Round the Clock™ Eyeliner.

Putting on the Glitz ($54.00) (Sephora Exclusive)

This show stopping 10-piece collection glistens and dazzles with brand new shades for eyes, cheeks and lips for a look that is downright glitz and glam.

The Glamorous Life Collection ($49.00) (Ulta Exclusive)

It’s time to paint the town glam with this 9-piece collection that creates a classic look with some added panache.

Naturally Luminous Moisturizing Trio ($49.00) (Boutiques & BareEscentuals.com)

Introducing the bareMinerals Naturally Luminous Moisturizing Trio, an exclusive collection of groundbreaking solutions. Powered by our proprietary RareMinerals ActiveSoil Complex, bareMinerals Skincare is clinically proven to reveal smoother, younger-looking, more luminous skin. Available in Normal-to-Dry, Combination.

Brush with Fame Deluxe Brush Collection ($45.00) (QVC Exclusive)

Brush with Fame includes a trio of eye brushes designed to give off-the-chart gorgeous eyes every time, and face and cheek brushes that provide flawless coverage day in and day out.

Strike It Rich Mini Prime Time Primer Shadow Kit ($28.00) (Boutiques & BareEscentuals.com)

Prepare to Strike it Rich for the holidays with this fabulous fivesome of Mini Prime Time Primer Shadows. This metallic collection provides vivid, rich, light-reflective color in an amazing lightweight waterproof texture for long-lasting results.

Buxom More to Love ($42.00) (Sephora Exclusive)

Reach your full Buxom potential with this remarkably versatile 5-piece collection for eyes and lips. With glistening lips, blacker-than-black eyeliner, intensely solemnized lashed and sparkling cream shadow, you’ll always leave them wanting more.

High Shine Trio ($36.00) (Ulta Exclusive)

These three new high-intensity shades of pure drama are a must-have for achieving gorgeous eyes that dazzle. Experiment, mix and match with the versatile silver, gold and pink shades for a look that is subtle or dramatic.

Brightening Pearl Beauty Duo ($29.50) (Ulta Exclusive)

BareMinerals Brightening Pearl Mineral Veil finishing powder, infused with genuine Honora Cultured pearls, provides the ultimate finishing touch to makeup, casting a glow of subtle pearlescent softness and light. It dispenses the perfect amount of Brightening Pearl Mineral Veil finishing powder every time for fast, easy touch-ups and includes a matching pink pearl Retractable Buff & Go Brush for effortless application.

Buxom Armed & Gorgeous ($29.00) (Sephora Exclusive)

These six shades of mass seduction shadow, line, smoke take no prisoners for a sultry smoky eye. Each Waterproof Smoky Eye Stick includes an original matte, most wanted shade on one end and a new metallic shade on the other.

Buxom Babes Party Central Collection ($28.00) (Sephora Exclusive)

This collection of Buxom Big & Healthy™ Lip Polishes includes three dazzling new shades and a festive fave that’s sure to get noticed.

Pretty Amazing Lip Collection ($28.00) (Boutiques & BareEscentuals.com)

Now available in two spectacular and unique finishes: Lipcolor for rich, velveteen color and Lipgloss for a sumptuous, glistening sheen. With four exhilarating shades in a petite portable size, there is even more reason to max out on amazing.

The Golden Touch Mini Brush Collection ($28.00) (Boutiques & BareEscentuals.com)

The Golden Touch, a stunning collection of four mini brushes for face and eyes is the key to glamour from every angle. With one new brush and three tried-and-true angled tip favorites, these good-as-gold minis are the way to shaping and defining a gorgeous look.

Cocktail Party Collection ($26.00) (QVC Exclusive)

Cheers to four mini, perfectly blended pink and berry lipgloss shades drenched in dazzling color and delicious shine.

Light Show Eyeliner Collection ($24.00) (Boutiques & BareEscentuals.com)

This dazzling full-size eyeliner trio will take eyes to bold and beautiful extremes. These new and innovative Metallic Eyeliners have mega-watt sheen that’s guaranteed to get anyone’s attention.

Out of This World Eyeliner Trip ($24.00) (QVC Exclusive)

This dazzling full-size eyeliner trio will take eyes to bold and beautiful extremes. These new and innovative Metallic Eyeliners have mega-watt sheen that’s guaranteed to get anyone’s attention.

Flawless & Fearless Duo ($17.00) (Boutiques & BareEscentuals.com)

This dynamic duo of portable lip and lash faves. The perfectly daring duo includes Flawless Definition Volumizing Mascara, which plumps lashes up to 600%, while Pretty Amazing Lipcolor in Fearless drenches lips in high-impact, rosy mauve color and insatiable shine.

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