Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011


Zoya Color Box Gift Sets

Zoya Color Box Gift Sets

The NEW Zoya Color Box Gift Sets arrive in a crushed velvet collectors box with three pre-selected Top Selling Zoya Nail Polish* Shades (0.5 oz – full size bottles). Each box comes individually packaged in a black glossy gift box which is then individually wrapped in custom “Zoya” tissue paper. The Color Box Gift Sets make the perfect gift for friends, family, co-workers, teachers or just as a personal treat. Our Color Expert has personally selected twelve Zoya Color Box gift trios for you to choose from. Each trio features three proven, best-selling shades from classic reds to beautiful beiges to soft grays to spectacular sparkles – they are all there – beautifully packaged and ready to celebrate the season! Every Zoya Color Box Gift Set qualifies for free expedited shipping to make sure your gift arrives in time for the holidays. Each box retails for $24.00.

Gift Sets ($24.00)

  • Classic Contrast Raven, Trixie, Luna
  • Classic Reds America, Sooki, Carmen
  • Bold Greige Caitlin, Kelly, Freja
  • Soft Greys Dove, Harley, Marley
  • Spectacular Sparkle Alegra, Charla, Ivanka
  • Rich Reds Isla, Sasha, Sarah
  • Perfect Greens Yara, Edyta, Envy
  • Beautiful Beiges Avril, Mia, Addison
  • Bold Pinks Layla, Gilda, Lola
  • Classic Purples Brie, Anaka, Moxie
  • Deep Purples Jem, Roxy, Casey
  • Delicate Pinks Laurie, Erika, Madison

availability: November 22 @ zoya.com

Monday, November 21st, 2011


MAC for Daphne Guinness Collection for Winter 2011

availability: December 26th, 2011 (North America), January 2012 for International

This is the first glimpse into the palette and colours imagined and created by Daphne Guinness. Daphne is her art. This is part of her discovery and evolution. “This collection is a window into my imagination.” — Daphne Guinness

Pro Longwear Lipcreme ($17.00 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)

  • Approaching Storm Deep rose (Limited Edition)
  • Seasoned Plum Mid-tone lavender (Limited Edition)
  • Red Dwarf Blue pink (Limited Edition)
  • Warp Speed Light silver (Limited Edition)

Cremesheen Glass ($18.50 U.S. / 22.00 CDN)

  • Japanese Spring Pale dirty pink (Limited Edition)
  • Narcissus Dirty eggplant (Limited Edition)
  • Borealis Pale gray pink with iridescent pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Richly Revered Deep brown plum (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Interior Life Eyeshadow Quad ($38.00 U.S. / $45.00 CDN)

  • Stratus Light pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Interior Life Mid-tone gray blue (Veluxe) (Limited Edition)
  • Bruised Sky Dark lavender gray (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Heather Belles Dark charcoal/carbon (Satin) (Limited Edition)

Pigment ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN)

  • Aurora Pinked taupe (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Nebula Dark grayed brown with pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Circa Plum Frosty dirty mid-tone lavender (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Powerpoint Pencil ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Engraved Etched-on forever black (Permanent)
  • Grey Utility Uniform grey (Permanent)

Brow Pencil ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Fling Light taupe/ash blonde (Permanent)
  • Stud Deep rich blackened brown (Permanent)

Blush Ombre ($26.00 U.S. / $31.00 CDN)

  • Azalea Blossom Light cool pink (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Vintage Grape Mid-tone violet pink (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Nail Lacquer ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Endless Night Pale gray pink with iridescent pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Hyperion Light gray blue-green (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Blueblood Deep eggplant (Creme) (Limited Edition)

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Friday, November 18th, 2011


Giorgio Armani Holiday 2011 Collection: Madre Perla

An inspiring era… The elegance of the 30s is setting the tone for the season. Pure lines, sophisticated colours, luxurious details… Art Deco in all its glory with one of its iconic materials: Madre Perla. Madre Perla inlaid in a precious case, heralding a must-have product. Madre Perla, too, in Linda Cantello’s colour inspiration, with subtle reflections and iridescent effects.

“Like a 1930s’ boudoir… A touch of lacquer and patinated metals add a sophisticated feel to satiny, pearlescent tones. Delicate shades reminiscent of the silk lingerie of the time.” — Linda Cantello

Madreperla Palette ($59.00) (Limited Edition)

Irresistible… Inspired by Art Deco style, Giorgio Armani’s famous black case is decorated in real Madre Perla. Precision work done entirely by hand in the purest tradition of luxury craftsmanship. Utter refinement: a silver logo adorns this exclusive limited edition case, which just 3,000 women in the world will have the privilege of owning. Decidedly unique… Inside are found three luminous, satiny powders in sand, champagne and aqua. Silky shadows that skilfully combine a featherlight texture with radiant colour. Blended over the eye area, the three shades sculpt and illuminate the eyes. Lightly dabbed onto the facial contours, the sand and champagne tones catch the light to increase the radiance of the complexion. The Face & Eye Palette is also available in Giorgio Armani’s iconic black lacquer case.

  • Harmony 1 (Face and Eyes)
  • Harmony 2 (Eye)

Eyes to Kill Intense Silk Eyeshadow ($32.00) (Limited Edition)

Giorgio Armani’s most spectacular shadow is revealed in a limited edition of three metallic shades subtly patinated: a gold, as an echo to antique gilt, a toned down silver plutonium, and an intermediate shade blending gold and silver. Thanks to Colorfil color matrix, these creamy, powder-free shadows adhere to the eyelid like a second skin, without ever fading or flaking. At the heart of their formula is a very high concentration of pigments captured in a supple polymer complex resistant to humidity and heat. The result: a vibrant film of colour, as if cast in metal, which stays true for 24 hours.

  • #17 Silver
  • #18 Gold
  • #19 Blended gold and silver

Gloss d’Armani ($32.00) (Limited Edition)

A play of light and shade for the eyes… while the lips are adorned in vibrant lacquered shades. A real weave of colour, Gloss d’Armani offers comfortable, long-lasting hold, expressed in four limited edition shades: barely iridescent rosewood enhances the natural colour of the lips, while a velvety “amaranth” red and sienna intensely emphasise their shape. And an unexpected choice: a bold amethyst, which is vivid yet so translucent on application that it matches any skin tone.

  • Pink Iridescent rosewood
  • Red Velvety amaranth red
  • Brown Sienna
  • Purple Amethyst

availability: Now @ Nordstrom (you may have to poke around, but I saw them all available!)

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Monday, November 7th, 2011


China Glaze Eye Candy Collection for Holiday 2011

Forget diamonds! This winter China Glaze introduces a nail industry first: utilizing 3-D glitters in its new “Eye Candy” collection. Inspired by Marilyn Monroe and her timeless allure, this innovative new glitter technology provides a knock-your-eyes-out, super sparkly effect to your manicure. Multi-sized and differently shaped glitter particles are cleverly combined to create a sexy, super decadent, 3-D finish in six bright, eye-popping shades. Whether you prefer gleaming gold or glamorous smoky grey, China Glaze’s “Eye Candy” collection adds a dazzling finish to your holiday look with a glimmer that is sure to catch everyone’s eye! Colors in this collection include:

  • Love Marilyn Vivacious red with shimmering silver particles
  • Blonde Bombshell Glistening multi-dimensional gold flecks
  • Lorelei’s Tiara Sterling silver infused with blue sprinkles
  • Material Girl Posh pink with holographic bubblegum glitter
  • Some Like It Haute Graphite gray with holographic glitter
  • Marry a Millionaire Alluring amethyst with multi-tonal fibers

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Monday, November 7th, 2011

Snooki by Nicole Polizzi

Inspired by her favorite treats (no, not pickles) comes the namesake fragrance by Nicole Polizzi, Snooki. This premiere fragrance embodies the essence of Snooki from head to toe (all 4 ft 9’inches of her). The perfume formula is playful, flirty, sweet and sexy, created with delicious notes reminiscent of sweet cotton candy from the boardwalk. Categorized in the fragrance world as a “fruity gourmand,” to Snooki, it is simply “the kind of fragrance that makes gorilla juice heads want to cuddle up next to you.”

availability: November 10th on HSN, November 25th at Perfumania; $45 for 3.3 fl. oz.

Sunday, November 6th, 2011


Zoya Feel Collection for Winter 2011

Every season the color experts at Zoya create dozens of new color collection options. This year, one of those “secret collections” just had to be seen now rather than later. The Feel Nail Polish Collection by Zoya delivers six new, highly pigmented, full coverage, neutral creams that are ideal for right now. Zoya polish retails for $8.00 per bottle.

  • Kristen Full coverage, gull gray cream
  • Carey Full coverage, periwinkle gray cream
  • Megan Full coverage, taupe gray cream
  • Kendal Full coverage, rose quartz beige cream
  • Kennedy Full coverage, pale french beige cream
  • Avery Full coverage, blonde beige cream

availability: November 15th, 2011 @ zoya.com