Since the opening of the first Beauty Boutique in Tokyo in 1983, each year a limited edition Boutique Birthday Collection of the season’s most festive beauty items is created in celebration. This year, to mark the 25th anniversary, Mr. Uemura created the most special and unique collection yet, one which truly embodies shu uemura’s core values of nature, science and art. Three 100% natural origin fragrances formulated with Despea Water and spectacular makeup products packaged in the designs of Tokyo-based artist Gwenael Nicolas.
Today, Mr. Uemura would have celebrated his 80th birthday. To celebrate, for summer 2008, shu uemura introduces a limited edition collection called HANA-BI, which means fireworks, to celebrate the season full of energy, excitement, and festivals. The HANA-BI collection is inspired by three fundamental elements of nature: terre (earth), rose (flower), and source (water). Each element has its own fragrance ($85.00), and each element also has its own limited edition palette ($65.00). You can view the full collection here.
When I first heard about Neutrogena’s skinID, I got very, very excited. I have suffered mild to moderate acne for many years, and it has worsened since owning a puppy (something about dogs…). Despite washing my hands too often, avoiding touching my face, and all the other tricks of the trade–it still plagues me a bit. I’ve never tried ProActive, though I have been tempted, but this is something I can’t wait to try. Neutrogena makes a host of good products, and they are one of the drugstore brands that I trust. You’ll definitely hear from me about this in the future! www.skinid.com
In a clinical trial testing 500 people with different skin, acne and lifestyles, 100% of people using skin iD got clearer, healthier-looking skin. skin iD is currently the only non-prescription acne solution on the market that has conducted a double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial — the “gold standard” in testing methodology. This clinical trial demonstrated skin iD’s power to work significantly better than the top selling acne regimen in treating 16 different signs of acne.
skin iD was developed by Neutrogena Dermatologics with a group of leading dermatologists, scientists and market researchers, charged to create a customized skin-clearing solution specifically designed to treat acne on a case-by-case basis without a prescription. skin iD is comprised of a skin evaluation, an exclusive product line and a comprehensive Web site to treat each individual’s acne needs.
Exclusively available on skiniD.com, and showcased through a series of infomercials, skin iD is the first proposition of its kind on the market. “We wanted to create a highly effective acne solution to meet the needs of individuals who are not satisfied with their existing acne regimen,” states Jim Colleran, President, Neutrogena Corporation. “skin iD was developed with an innovative one-on-one approach. We determined that offering consumers access to skin iD through a dedicated Web site or by phone would allow for the dialogue necessary to evaluate their unique skincare needs and provide a personalized regimen.”
skin iD utilizes a breakthrough skin and lifestyle evaluation tool, which contains a patent-pending algorithm that provides a personalized skincare regimen based on the specific skincare needs of each individual consumer. skin iD is formulated with two leading acne-fighting medicines, Salicylic Acid and Benzoyl Peroxide, included in more than 25 customized acne skincare regimens that cleanse, treat and protect for significantly improved skin.
Thanks to Bjooti.net for these images! The site is in Swedish (it is one of my favorite sites to look at, though, ha!), so I don’t know if the text has more description. Nonetheless, I presume that the mineral makeup is the same as or similar to the previous mineral makeup foundations that came out (the packaging is the same). I’d like to say those are MSFs, too… No real word on this, and it could end up being an international only launch, too (since US already launched the mineral powders!).
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MAC PRO launched six new neon pigments that are matte in texture! (Thanks to Krasevayadancer for these images!) Unfortunately, SF PRO is closed for the night (I always order through them, because then the package arrives next day, practically!), but I did call up South Coast Plaza PRO (makes me miss living in Irvine — cause you know your girl would be driving there right now!) to get color names! Since I own so many pigments, I imagine I’ll probably order them all tomorrow morning. Whether I’ll wear them is a different story.
What about you? Would you wear these?
- Red Electric
- Full Force Violet
- Green Space
- Neo Orange
- Magenta Madness
- Kick-It Yellow
Check out three swatches…
Thanks to MAC, I was able to try out three (Warm Chill, Blue Flame, and Climate Bleu) of the seven upcoming shadows and two of the four (High 90s and Swelter) (five?) upcoming slimshines from Cool Heat! Of course, you know I had to get photos and swatches as soon as I got my hands on them, right?
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