Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
The Finery sets, in the small bags, all have white lipstick/gloss cases with the gold or silver embossing look, and I love those white cases.
Bond 9's flagship on Bond St. is a beautiful store and always a highlight of the semi- annual Sniffapalooza fragrance weekends.
I got to try the new Andy Warhol Silver Factory for the first time. This is a very well crafted fragrance and one that many will love. In fact , a lot of fellow fragrance lovers have it on pre -order.
Bottles photo by: Michael Friedlander
Saturday, October 27, 2007
"This year Clinique sponsored the Glamour Reel Moments program featuring the directorial deputes of three of Hollywood’s most talented leading ladies, Rita Wilson, Kirsten Dunst and Kate Hudson. Each woman created a short film based on real women’s stories written by Glamour readers. The project empowers women in Hollywood in two ways: by creating opportunities for actresses to get behind the camera and direct; and by producing films about real women. The films are all sponsored by Clinique and all share the theme of “happiness” inspired by Clinique’s best selling Happy fragrance. The movies made their on-screen début at a premier in Los Angeles at the Director’s Guild of America on Tuesday, October 9th. Check out these amazing films by visiting
http://www.clinique.com/ and following the links to Glamour Reel Moments.
Friday, October 26, 2007
Another fragrance sample tested this past weekend at the Sniffapalooza in NY was Leiber, the scent launched in September by Judith Leiber, the doynenne of fabulous evening bags.
Eau de Parfum, 1 oz.
Eau de Parfum, 1.7 oz.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
MAY APPEAR LIKE MUSEUM PIECES
BUT THEY LOVE NOTHING BETTER
THAN TO BE PUT ON DISPLAY.
STATELY IN LOOK, FABULOUSLY COLLECTIBLE:
OUR GILDED ANTIQUE-INSPIRED COMPACTS
FOR LIPS AND EYES. THE CHOICE, MAGNIFICENT.
FOR LIPS: TAN, CORAL, RED, PINK, THREE SHADES IN EACH.
FOR EYES: SIX SHADES THAT ECHO
THE MOODS OF WARM, COOL OR SMOKY.
THE DESIGN, A ROUNDED EDGE COMPACT
FINISHED IN A FINELY TEXTURED BASE OF GOLD OR SILVER. ON THE LID, AN INLAID
CERAMIC EMBOSSED ROYAL CROWN IN IVORY,
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Divided into 2 categories Saint( sheer), and Sinner ( opaque matte), they are packaged in cute art deco -ish packs with a retro looking tube( gold Saint and black Sinner).
Monday, October 22, 2007
MAC and Net A Porter have joined up for a great sweepstakes. Win the MAC for McQueen collection plus the Alexander McQueen patent leather, suede-lined, mini box-clutch with crystal-jeweled skull clasp. Approximate total retail value: $1,137.00!!
Heres is the link . Good Luck.
Friday, October 19, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Estēe Lauder pleasures Little Teapot - $80.00
Pure White Linen Heavenly Harp - $80.00
Beautiful Jingle Bell - $80.00
Youth-Dew Flower Cameo - $80.00
White Linen Glistening Snail - $80.00
Available exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue stores beginning August 2007:
Intuition Magical Foo Dog (designed by Jay Strongwater) - $350.00
Pure White Linen Magnificent Bonsai (designed by Jay Strongwater) - $350.00
Beautiful Jeweled Ornament - $250.00
Estēe Lauder pleasures Pretty Paisley - $230.00
White Linen Treasured Hat Box - $200.00
Available exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue stores beginning October 2007:
Estēe Lauder beyond paradise Precious Plane - $300.00
Pure White Linen Twinkling Turtle - $275.00
Estēe Lauder beyond paradise Gilded Bird Cage - $350.00
Beautiful Bejeweled Butterfly - $300.00
Estēe Lauder pleasures Sparkling Sailboat - $300.00
Intuition Glorious Great Wall - $275.00
White Linen Fluttering Feather - $250.00
Available exclusively at Neiman Marcus stores and Bergdorf Goodman beginning October 2007:
Beautiful Glorious Gramophone (designed by Jay Strongwater) - $325.00
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Lip Balm season has arrived and it's only going to get colder. Being a lip balm devotee, I wanted to share a good natural, tinted one.
Terra Tints come in several shades and are a medium to deep tint. I have one in terracotta type shade( old style, and now discontinued I think) and it acts as both balm and lipstick which is handy. They have good pigment which provides more than just a sheer color wash.
As I said mine, however, is the older style tube, and they have a new look, but hopefully the same formulation.
They are also extremely natural with good ingredients. I find them to be a good moisturizer, and they have a peppermint scent.
The balms have SPF 18 and are all mineral tints.
From the website :
Hydrogenated coconut oil, beeswax, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, ricinus communis (castor) seed and olea europaea (olive) fruit oils, iron oxides, mentha piperita (peppermint) oil, tocopherol and tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), natural flavor, mica, calendula officinalis flower and echinacea purpurea extracts, titanium dioxide and glycine soja (soybean) oil.
100% natural mineral color
• No artificial colors, petrolatum, mineral oil, phthalates or parabens.
• 100% vegetarian ingredients and no animal testing
Colors range from sheer pink (Dawn) to Chocolate ( Kona).
Terra Tints retail for 3.99 and Terra Glosses are available also.
You can find them at your natural foods store, Whole Foods, some GNC, and online at drugstore.com, and more.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Benefit has selected the finalists in the "That Gal " contest.
You can go to www.sephora.com/thatgal to watch the videos and cast your vote.
The winner gets :-an audition for talent representation with The William Morris Talent Agency
- a guest co-hosting spot on Extra
- photo in Lucky Magazine and on Sephora.com
- a year supply of Benefit makeup
Of course you can check out some of the newer Benefit products while you are there like highlighter Miss Popularity and gloss set Her Glossiness.
Monday, October 15, 2007
SHE LOVES SILVER,
SHE LOVES GOLD.
SHE LOVES ANYTHING, RICH,
EXTRAVAGANT AND OLD…
THE LOOK SHE ADORES, INSPIRED BY
THE ORNATE EXCESS OF ANTIQUITY.
HER INDULGENCES: DECORATION,
THE REFINEMENTS OF CENTURIES PAST,
BRUSHED WITH AUTHENTICITY.
HER RICHEST TREASURES ARE
GILDED, GOLDEN AND WORN
LIKE TREASURES CLOSE TO HER SKIN.
MODERN BY NATURE, SHE FLIRTS
WITH THE STYLE AND FASHION
OF ANOTHER TIME.
SHE’S AN ANTIQUITEASE
Gilty Kiss Yellow gold with gold pearl (frost)
Her Fancy Sheer light pink with gold pearl (frost)
Antiquitease Copper with red pearl (frost)
Queen’s Sin Intense red with red pearl (frost)
Budding Lust Deep neutral plum (frost)
Suggested Retail Price: $14.00 U.S./$16.50 CDN
Red Romp Mid-tone red with red pearl (frost)
Corsette Dirty grey brown with gold pearl (frost)
Trifle White pink with pink pearl (frost)
Majestic Yellow gold with gold pearl (frost)
Suggested Retail Price: $14.00 U.S./$16.50 CDN
Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo
Silversmith Silver blue with dirty mid-tone blue and white veining (frost)
Earthly Riches Deep plum and dirty deep grey with pink veining (frost)
Engaging Pinky beige and yellow gold with rose veining (frost)
Family Silver Dirty light silver and mid-tone
Mi’ Lady Intense blood red and rich purple with white veining (frost)
Gold Stroke Mid-tone chocolate brown with red pearl
Your Ladyship Creamy white with gold pearl
Sweet Sienna Dirty brown with grey pearl
Suggested Retail Price: $19.50 U.S./$23.50 CDN
Uppity Yellow gold with gold pearl
Blacktrack Solid flat black
Suggested Retail Price: $14.50 U.S./$17.50 CDN
Fibre Rich Lash
All Black Black
Suggested Retail Price: $11.00 U.S./$17.50 CDN
Vestral White Creamy white (cream)
Gold Veneer Tarnished yellow gold (frost)
Suggested Retail Price: $10.00 U.S./$12.00 CDN
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
"NEW Aloe Protective Restoring Mask ($16.50, 3.3 fl oz)
For sensitive skin, The Body Shop has launched a skin-saving new addition to
its preservative-free, fragrance and color-free Aloe Skin Care range. The Aloe
Protective Restoring Mask helps reinforce the skin’s natural defense
system, by protecting against irritants and forming a blanket of soothing
protection. Leaves sensitive skin feeling soft, silky and completely cushioned.Contains the world’s first fair trade aloe from Guatemala.
New Vitamin E Moisture Serum ($18, 1.0 fl oz)
more of the exceptional protection and hydrating benefits of vitamin E in a
wonderful new Vitamin E Moisture Serum. The concentrated serum is
designed to be used as a pre-moisturizing treat before applying Vitamin E Day
or Night Moisture Cream, to offer all skin types the very best moisturization
and hydration to help protect skin for longer.
NEW Vanilla Spice Body Polish ($20, 200ml)
It’s all glow with this luxurious creamy polish, loaded with the exfoliating
particles of kiwi seeds, walnut shell and coconut shell to gently ease away
dead skin cells, leaving the skin super soft, smooth and delicately fragranced.
Vanilla Spice Body Polish contains warm, indulgent spicy aromas, blended
with sweet, sugary textures to cocoon and pamper your body in pure
pleasure. Top notes of orange and cinnamon, middle notes of ginger and
nutmeg, and base notes of vanilla and licorice all blend beautifully for the
New Flawless Skin Protecting Foundation SPF 25 ($22.50)
Don’t forget that, even though we may have waved goodbye to the summer
sun, your face still needs protection from the suns rays during the cooler
months. The innovative cream-to-powder foundation is enriched with oil from
the baobab tree, known as the ‘tree of life’ and Community Trade marula oil,
both with superb skin moisturizing and protecting benefits. Baobab also
contains high levels of vitamins A, E and F and natural moisturizers. With a
mineral defense shield complex to care for your skin, this product helps
protect your skin from sun damage. Thousands of tiny spheres smooth over
the skin giving it a wonderful, even tone and natural appearance. Using this
fabulous foundation helps improve elasticity and helps prevents drying,
resulting in youthful-looking radiant skin.
The foundation is available in six shades and comes in a portable compact
with a sponge and mirror for ease of application.
New Special Edition Precious Rouge Lip Color ($14.50)
This season, lips are ultra-rich, balmy and awash with gloss. A real gem in our
Make-Up collection is Special Edition Precious Rouge, an ultra glossy lip
color with a premium diamond shape and three sensational shades to deliver
a rich color and sensational shimmering finish. Available in three opulent
colors: 01 Shade: Lavish Pink, a flirty, precious pink; 02 Shade: Opulent
Rose, an alluring, deep rose shade; 03 Shade: Sleek Brown, a neutral