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Bleecker Street Bejeweled
The choice this holiday for our annual “Swarovski treatment” is Bleecker Street (a gourmand oriental mingling of patchouli, cassis, caramel, woods, and musk). The limited-edition 100ml lime green-chartreuse-amethyst-gold starburst watercolor flacon is studded, back and front, with a checkerboard pattern of matching crystals—and for good measure, an extra-large crystal front and center. $395.
The Swarovski All-Stars
But why stop at one new Swarovski-enhanced flacon? We’ve gone overboard and embellished three more of our most coveted scents with the tiniest and most reflective of all the Swarovski stones—five thousand of them per 50ml bottle. The pearlized milk glass Eau de New York bottle (citruses-cyclamen-jasmine-vetiver) is studded with diamond-colored aurora borealis stones. Chelsea Flowers (peonies-magnolia-rose) is decked with emerald-colored stones. Chinatown (peach-gardenia-tuberose-sandalwood) features ruby-colored stones. $650.
The Crystallized Amphora
We’ve saved the show-stopper for last: Our outsized 42 oz amphora vitrine, breathtakingly covered with 16,500 hand-applied platinum Swarovski stones. Not to forget the bottle top—an elliptical mirror with honeycomb base. And while we were at it, we added the Bond No. 9 signature and a handy golden spigot. Contents? Your choice among our 32 scents. This bedazzlement comes in a white patent leather gift case, also adorned with crystals. $3,500.
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Do you prefer your eyeshadows in individual pots/cases or in palettes (self-made or pre-made)? What are most of yours like?
ESTÉE LAUDER INTRODUCES VINTAGE JEWELS
This holiday season create a look of unforgettable glamour and sophistication. Inspired by fashion’s of-the-moment opulent, seductive jewel tones, Estée Lauder introduces Vintage Jewels – a decadent color collection of quiet blacks illuminated by hints of rich Amethyst, Sapphire and Emerald gemstone hues.
The perfect complement to the season’s luxurious fabrics of silk and satin combined with lace, Estée Lauder’s Vintage Jewels collection completes the impression of aristocratic elegance as smoky eyes composed of the unexpected combination of almost blacks and modern brights are complemented by glowing cheeks and warm ruby lips.
The Line Up
- Shimmering Jewel Powder ($32.00)
- Sumptuous Mascara in Black ($19.50)
- Signature Eyeshadow Duo in Amethyst ($25.00)
- Smoked Eye Pencil Smoked in Smoked Amethyst ($18.50)
- Signature Lipstick in Black Cherry ($19.50)
- Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Blackberry ($18.00)
- Signature Eyeshadow Duo in Sapphire ($25.00)
- Smoked Eye Pencil Smoked in Sapphire ($18.50)
- Signature Lipstick in Ruby ($19.50)
- Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Ruby ($18.00)
- Signature Eyeshadow Duo in Emerald ($25.00)
- Smoked Eye Pencil Smoked in Emerald ($18.50)
- Signature Lipstick in Rich Red ($19.50)
- Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Red Tango ($18.00)
Vintage Jewels is available for a limited time at all Estée Lauder counters and www.esteelauder.com.
Make Up For Ever’s Limited Edition Holiday Gift Sets
Aqua Eyes Collection ($35.00)
An assortment of smooth and creamy Aqua Eyes in 5 highly pigmented musthave shades. This collection features convenient travel sized Aqua Eyes #0L, #3L, #7L, #10L, and #11L
HD Microfinish Powder & Kabuki Brush Kit ($49.00)
A universal, invisible finishing powder that gives a “soft focus” effect to skin, this powder is an inimitable formula that is incredibly soft and satiny and uses ultra fine, spherical microparticles made of 100% Mineral Silica Powder. These extremely refined, round microparticles allow natural and artificial light to reflect off of them, thereby softening and ultimately masking lines and imperfections for a perfect, radiant complexion on screen and in real life. Use the Kabuki Brush to dust the powder over foundation to set.
Back to Black Collection ($39.00)
A collection of best sellers and client favorites, this kit includes Faux Lash Floriane #21, Aqua Eyes #0L and Diamond Shadow #307.
Availability: All MAKE UP FOR EVER Limited Edition Holiday Collections will be available at Sephora and Sephora.com in November 2008.
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If you could revamp Chanel Glossimers, what would you change? What would you keep the same? How would you make it an even better product?
Times might be tough, but for some lucky ladies (and gents), times aren’t so tough! Whether these are your yearly indulgences or your staples… La Mer is luxe.
The Crème de la Crème (16.5oz & Mother of Pearl Box) ($1,390.00)
The Luxury Essentials ($630.00)
Includes Crème de la Mer (2 oz.), The Lifting Face Serum and The Eye Concentrate in a limited edition mother of pearl round box
The Connoisseur Collection ($395.00)
Includes Crème de la Mer (2 oz.) and The Eye Concentrate in a pearlized holiday box
The Signature Collection ($240.00)
Includes Crème de la Mer (1 oz.), The Lifting Face Serum (15ml) and The Eye Concentrate (5ml) in a green cylindrical box
La Mer is available at select Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and lamer.com.
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