Illamasqua Alluvium Pure Pigment

Illamasqua Alluvium Pure Pigment

I actually did a look with Ore on the lid and Alluvium in the crease, and it was such a lovely combo, but the photos make it look like garbage. I’ll have to see what I can do about the lighting situation and find a way to capture the brilliance of both of these shades in a photo. Hopefully it stays sunny for the rest of the week!

If these were a better value, I’d try making a nail polish with Alluvium–seems like it be a gorgeous shade for nails. (You can read my quantity/price ratio and packaging griping here.)

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Win MAC Goes and Goes Pro Longwear Lipcreme!

Win MAC Goes and Goes Pro Longwear Lipcreme!

One (1) lucky winner will receive MAC Goes and Goes Pro Longwear Lipcreme from MAC’s new lipstick line! (Retail value $16.50!)

Congratulations to Regina C.!

RULES: All entries must be submitted by October 2nd, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST. This contest is open to all readers as pursuant to your local state/country’s laws. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via e-mail. This post will be updated with the winner once the winner confirms.

Congratulations to Marissa B.!

Jo Malone for Holiday 2010


Jo Malone for Holiday 2010

The door opens and you’re greeted by flickering candlelight and uplifting aromas…essences of warm amber, sweet orange, verdant pine and embracing eucalyptus. Pristine cream boxes, tied with crisp, black grosgrain ribbon, nestle beneath the tree. The holiday season has begun.

Customized Fragrance Combining Collection ($325.00 U.S. / $380.00 CDN) (November)

This beautifully presented, elegant collection of iconic Jo Malone fragrances celebrates the ar tistr y of scent. Choose two of your favourite Colognes from the complete Jo Malone por t folio of scents to become your ever yday essentials. Be inspired to mix, match and blend colognes and really enjoy tr ying many dif ferent fragrance combinations on the skin. Cologne 100 ml (x2) of customer’s choice, Cologne 9ml (x6) in Grapefruit, Lime Basil & Mandarin, Orange Blossom, Pomegranate Noir, Red Roses and Vanilla & Anise.

Deluxe Tea Box ($425.00 U.S. / $485.00 CDN) (November)

Elegantly understated, the Tea Box Deluxe Candle Collection brings a sense of refinement to the home. A suite of three Deluxe Candles are nestled in a beautifully textured cream-coloured box accompanied with a silver-plated wick trimmer and candle snuf fer. The Collection features Eau De Cologne, Parma Violets and Sweet Almond Macaroon.

Bath Oil Collection ($85.00 U.S. / $95.00 CDN) (October)

The Bath Oil Collection is an invitation to unwind. Beautifully presented in glass decanters, six distinct scents may be used singly or combined to capture the senses. The collection includes Grapefruit, Lime Basil & Mandarin, Orange Blossom, Pomegranate Noir, Red Roses and Vanilla & Anise.

Coloured Travel Candle Collection with Farrow & Ball ($95.00 U.S. / $138.00 CDN) (November)

This holiday season Jo Malone continues its par tnership with Farrow & Ball, colour exper t and supplier of elegant decorative paints. The limited edition collection combines three refreshingly scented coloured travel candles in Pomegranate Noir in Eating Room Red (No. 43), Wild Fig & Cassis in Pelt ( No.254) and Pine & Eucalyptus in Green Smoke (No. 47).

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MAC A Tartan Tale Collection for Holiday 2010

MAC A Tartan Tale Collection for Holiday 2010

U.S. Launch Date: October 28th, 2010 for Colour & Palettes; November 4th for Mini Sets

MAC’s holiday collection is always an expansive, kill-your-wallet-and-take-no-names kind of adventure. It includes a color collection as well as holiday kits, palettes, and sets.  

Lipstick ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • Cut-a-Caper Mid-tone peachy pink (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • The Faerie Glen Pale neutral pink (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Deepest Wish Deep creamy red-brown (Amplified) (Limited Edition)
  • Full Fuchsia Bright blue fuchsia (Amplified) (Permanent at PRO)
  • Courting Lilac Sheer lilac mauve with soft gold pearl (Glaze) (Limited Edition)

Dazzleglass Creme ($18.00 U.S. / $21.00 CDN)

  • Radiant Jewels Dark sparkly magenta (Limited Edition)
  • Soft Dazzle Mid-tone peach pink with gold pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Dazzleglass Creme, ’09)
  • Passing Fancy Bright orange coral with soft pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Lightly Prancing Light peach with gold pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Romancin’ Mid-tone lavender with multi-dimensional pearl (Limited Edition)

Eyeshadow ($19.50 U.S. / $23.50 CDN)

Each eyeshadow has a plaid pattern imprinted on the eyeshadow and is similar in size to Mineralize Eyeshadows.

  • Golden Crown Light gold with bronze Tartan striping (Limited Edition)
  • A Wish Come True Dirty mauve with bubblegum pink Tartan striping (Limited Edition)
  • Follow Your Fantay Mid-tone peach with chocolate Tartan striping (Limited Edition)
  • Enviably Fun Grass green with dark green Tartan striping (Limited Edition)
  • Semi-Precious Aubergine with chocolate Tartan striping (Limited Edition)
  • Glamora Castle Dark grey with teal Tartan striping (Limited Edition)

Pigment ($19.50 U.S. / $23.50 CDN)

  • Later Black with transforming purple pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Alice + Olivia)
  • Moonlight Night Blackened teal with teal pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • The Family Crest Blackened bronze with pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • Petrol Blue Deep navy with pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Black Line Black with gold pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Undercurrent Teal with pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Black Swan Black with pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Lord It Up Bronze with pearl (Limited Edition)

Blush ($18.50 U.S. / $21.50 CDN)

  • Her Blooming Cheek Bright iridescent blue-pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • My Highland Honey Bright coral with soft gold pearl (Satin) (Limited Edition)

Nail Lacquer ($13.00 U.S. / $15.00 CDN)

  • Sly as a Fox Creamy mid-tone russet/burnt red (Cream) (Limited Edition)
  • Style Clan Dark taupe with red pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)

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Estee Lauder Companies’ 2010 Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign


Estee Lauder Companies’ 2010 Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

CONNECT. COMMUNICATE. CONQUER.
PREVENT BREAST CANCER ONE WOMAN AT A TIME.
THE PINK RIBBON. WEAR IT. SHARE IT.

This year’s BCA Campaign theme draws its inspiration from The Estée Lauder Companies’ heritage, which dates back to 1946 when Mrs. Estée Lauder’s “High-Touch” method of reaching consumers was “Telephone, Telegraph, Tell-A-Woman.” Evelyn Lauder’s approach to conquering breast cancer reinterprets this powerful messaging into a philanthropic mission for today’s modern and fast-paced culture. The campaign encourages women and men to Connect with everyone they know and Communicate the importance of breast health and early detection. Indeed, this is Mrs. Evelyn Lauder’s call-to-action to Conquer this disease once and for all.

From 1993 through October 2010, The BCA Campaign and its retail partners expect to have raised more than $45 million for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to funding innovative, clinical and translational research and finding a cure in our lifetime.

You can follow @BCRFWorldPink on Twitter, too!

Participating Products

  • AVEDA Hand Relief ($21.00 for 5 fl. oz.) Aveda will donate $4 of each sale of the Breast Cancer Awareness Hand Relief to BCRF to fund cruelty-free environmental research to help find a cure with a maximum donation of $300,000.
  • Bobbi Brown Pink Shimmer Brick Compact ($38.00 for 0.4 oz.) Bobbi Brown will be donating $35,000 in connection with the North American sales of the cmpact to BCRF.
  • Bumble and Bumble Spray de Mode Hairspray ($15.00 for 4 oz.; $25.00 fr 10 oz.) Each purchase of Spray de Mode from either of our 2 Bumble and bumble NYC salons, the Bb.StylingBar and Shop at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street, or online at bumbleandbumble.com during October will help Bumble and bumble donate $25,000 to BCRF.
  • Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion (BCA Edition) ($35.00 for 6.7 fl. oz.) $10 per special edition of DDML sold during October will be donated to BCRF (while supplies last).
  • Clinique Great Lips, Great Cause (Limited Edition Key Chain Ring) ($16.00) $4 per key ring purchased during the month of October will be donated to BCRF (while supplies last).
  • Darphin Intral Soothing Cream ($70.00 for 1.6 fl. oz.) $20 for each Intral Soothing Cream sold in North America during October will go toward a $6,000 donation to the BCRF.
  • DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom Delicious Coffret ($38.00 for 2x 024. oz.) DKNY will make a donation of $15,000 in connection with the sales of DKNY Be Delicious/Fresh Blossom Coffret to BCRF.
  • Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Eau de Parfum Spray (Limited Edition) ($92.00 for 3.4 fl. oz.) Donna Karan Cosmetics will make a donation of $15,000 in connection with the sales of the Limited-Edition Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Eau de Parfum Spray to BCRF.
  • Estee Lauder Pink Ribbon Collection: Lip Design ($25.00) Estée Lauder will donate $500,000 in connection with the sales of its Pink Ribbon Collection to BCRF.
  • Estee Lauder Jeweled Pink Ribbon Pin ($12.50) Estée Lauder will donate $500,000 in connection with the sales of its Pink Ribbon Collection to BCRF.
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup SPF 10 ($33.50 for 1 fl. oz.) Estée Lauder will donate $500,000 in connection with the sales of its Pink Ribbon Collection to BCRF.
  • Jo Malone Red Roses Cologne & Bath Oil ($55 t $100) Jo Malone will donate $20,000 to BCRF in connection with the North American sales of Red Roses Cologne, Bath Oil and Home Candle.
  • Lab Series Daily Moisture Defense Lotion SPF 15 ($37.50 for 3.4 fl. oz.) Lab Series Skincare For Men will make a donation of $10,000, in connection with the sales of Daily Moisture Defense Lotion SPF 15 to BCRF.
  • La Mer Creme de la Mer ($230.00 for 2 oz.) La Mer will make a donation of $30,000 to BCRF in connection with the North American sales of Crème de la Mer.
  • Michael Kors Very Hollywood Rollerball/Lip Gloss Duo ($18.00) Michael Kors Beauty will make a donation of $10,000 in connection with the sales of the Very Hollywood Michael Kors Eau de Parfum Rollerball/Lip Gloss to BCRF.
  • OJON Restorative Hair Treatment ($21.00 for 1.5 oz.) $5 per Pink Ribbon Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment sold
    during the month of October will be donated to BCRF, with a maximum donation of $35,000.
  • Origins Peace of Mind On-the-Spot Relief ($10.00 for 0.5 fl. oz.) Origins will donate $35,000 in connection with the North American sales of Peace of Mind to BCRF.