Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Pavillon Des Fleurs is a new perfume from a Philadelphia area designer of pleasure gardens. I had the pleasure of meeting Jean of Septimanie, and she was very sweet.
A lot of thought clearly went into this fragrance, from the scent to the price point.( She noted that she wanted to make a price point that wouldn't put off the men who may buy for their SO, but at the same time be in the right range for a niche scent without going too extreme.)
It's a very jasmine scent , very floral, all lady. It's not hard to see that one who loves and creates gardens had a hand in it. In the beginning you get such a burst of the jasmine, and some lily but after you reach the drydown it becomes a soft floral, with hints of the sandlewood coming out.
From the website :
"Luminous and supremely sensual, Pavillon des Fleurs is a radiant bouquet of white flowers. Laden with Egyptian jasmine and velvety ylang-ylang from the Comores Islands and refined with ethereal notes of lily of the valley and orange blossom, this timeless composition is elegantly rounded off with sophisticated notes of iris, English leather, and a delicate hint of cloves."
The composition she notes "resembles a garden in full bloom". Not much could be better than that.
Available at Aedes http://www.aedes.com/, Takashimaya, Colonial Drug In Cambridge, Mass, and First in Fragrance in Germany http://www.first-in-fragrance.com/
$ 110.00 for 50 ml EDP.
Monday, April 28, 2008
The tenderness this new composition of dawn continues in the middle note with elegant, full-bloomed rose. Exquisitely paired with petals of jasmine and lily of the valley, the voluptuous rose of May underscores the irresistible femininity of the fragrance.
The bottom note is replete with soft musks accompanied by a sensual sandalwood note that completes the refinement"
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
"It’s good for up to 2 washings. It’s highly water-resistant formula. Special polymers allow for up to 2 washings. The best way to wash it is warm water + soap. The warm water will release the hold the polymers have on the skin
It’s not transfer-proof, but highly transfer resistant. Provided skin is not overly moisturized underneath, it will stay on and not move. You have to wait for it to dry down completely before coming into contact with clothing. But we’ve heard from models (when we tested it backstage 2 years ago at Rosa Cha and Michael Kors) that it was exceptionally transfer resistant. Works best when put on naked skin, not moisturized skin. The combo of silicones is actually conditioning to the skin!"
Naughty Nauticals Color List:
Buoy-o-Buoy Creamy neutral pink brown (lustre)
Port Red Clean yellow red with gold pearl (frost)
Party Mate Sheer mid-tone pink (lustre)
Ahoy, there! Sheer light dirty pink with multi-dimensional pearl (glaze)
Hey Sailor Blue plum pink with white pearl flecks (lustre)
Love Knot Sheer pink with blue & white duo chrome (lustre)
Bateaux Neutral brown peach with white frost (lustre)
Ensign Peachy pink with white and gold pearl (lustre)
Shore Leave Pale frosty cream (veluxe pearl)
Illegal Cargo Mid-tone frosty grayed plum (frost)
Meet the Fleet Matte midnight blue (matte)
Pandamonium Frosty gunmetal with white pearl (lustre)
Submarine Mid-tone frosty clear blue (frost)
Lark About Sheer frosty white blue (frost)
Mutiny Clean sky blue with gold pearl (frost)
Bell-Bottom Blue Frosty blue with white pearl (frost)
Lovely Lily Dirty lilac with red pearl
Smoothblue Ocean blue with frost
Greyprint Rich pewter grey with frost
Coal Black Honest-to-goodness-black
Naughty Nauticals Dark royal blue (frost)
Shirelle Classic "she’s a dame" red (cream)
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Online : receive a complimentary Mini Beach Tote with your $50 order on products in Bobbi's best-selling beach Fragrance or In-Sun Collections. Stock it with your favorite products for the ultimate Mother's Day or hostess gift. Enter offer code: BEACH08 at checkout.* Measures 6.3"L x 3.8"W x 6
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Here are the details:
"Heavenly Kiss is the newest addition to the Dream Angels fragrance collection. Inspired by Dream Angels Heavenly, America’s #1 Fragrance, Heavenly Kiss is fresh, sexy, and totally of-the moment. The scent is perfect for springtime romance, featuring notes of vanilla accord wrapped in succulent fruits and vibrantly fresh florals."
TOP: Red Berry, Red Currant,
MIDDLE: Freesia Petals, Guava,
Apricot Nectar, Jasmine
DRY-DOWN: Soft Vanilla, Creamy
Woods, English Toffee, Marshmallow,
Monday, April 21, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Our second annual St. Jude fashion event will feature the stunning looks of the award winning Marchesa (http://www.marchesa.com/) and will be hosted by top Hollywood stylist and actor, Phillip Bloch. Celebrities expected to attend the event: Molly Sims, Iman, Lydia Hearst, Ivanka Trump, Vince Curatola, Tony Sirico, Diane Kruger, Fabiola Beracasa, Alana De La Garza, Olivia Palermo and Michelle Monaghan. Models from IMG, Fords and Marilyn will walk the runway.
The fabulous gift bags feature items from MAC, Brooks Brothers, Sarar, Maybelline, David Barton Gym, Warren-Tricomi Salon and many more. The VIP gift suite will have special items for our VIP guests from Stila, Sarar, Skagen, and Elemis. Check out highlights from last years event:
If you would like to buy tickets, or make a donation, please visit www.stjude.org/designcares or call 212-239-3239.
I came into the room last night to find that somehow my most treasured perfume, the only extrait I own as well as an extremely hard to find and most expensive parfum had been knocked to floor and completely emptied out. My Guerlain Nuit D ' Amour. This was certainly not everyone's cup of tea but it was as I said, my most loved scent. My number 1. I waited for a long time to find a bottle, and at a price I could afford no less, and last summer I got one. They only made something like 100 of the parfums. I never thought I would snag one,and was overjoyed. Now it is gone into the carpet. all but the tiniest drop. 1 full ounce of parfum gone.
I can't explain my distress when I saw the stopper lying on the floor and realized what that meant.
It may seem silly to many to be this upset over perfume, and in the grand scheme it is. But for now, I am truly heartbroken. It will pass.
So, what are your own beauty tales of woe?? Please Share .
and if you know of any Nuit D'Amour for sale or swap, please let me know.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
She was so gracious and told me the most wonderful story for her inspiration for this fragrance. It involved walking naked in the pine needles of the forest, and The Queen Amyitis of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and much more. It is amazing to me to be able to have a vison of that and make into a fragrance. Yet, each of us gets to take our own impression from it.
The notes are :
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
“The best way to apply this mascara is to lift the lashes right at the base of the lash line using the brush, and comb through,” advises National Makeup Artist Tarek Abbas. “This allows for the brush to better grip the lashes for a more fanned look.”
Two shades: Black and Brown.
Suggested Retail Price: $23.50
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Thank you for choosing to fly with Women’s Health! We hope you enjoy this beauty makeover around the world.
For additional beauty tips, or to book your next adventure, go to http://www.womenshealthmag.com/, or slideshow http://www.womenshealthmag.com/beauty-and-style/international-beauty-products
Invisible Zinc face and body sunscreen ($26 for 5.3 oz, adorebeauty.com.au)
The world’s highest skin cancer rates are found down under; this sunscreen fights the killer sun and deflects UV Rays
Packed with ultra-fine particles of zinc inside a likely, light-weight lotion
Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentre ($25 for 2.6 oz, temtu.com)
The secret to French women’s flawless skin
Plant extract preserves skin’s ideal pH, giving your complexion that certain jen ne sais quoi
Philip Kingsley Weatherproof Styling Froth ($20 for 5 oz, philipkingsley.com)
Brit beauties fend off frizz with this froth
The foam conditions, holds and deflects moisture
Fights flyaways, even in soggy London
Sachajuan Hair Repair ($28 for 8.45 oz, ronrobinsoninc.com)
Contains algae and proteins to protect and restore silky locks
Sweden is known for those stunning blonde bombshells – now we know their secret!
The Face Shop Mung Bean Cleansing Foam ($8 for 6.7 oz, 408-248-3223)
Exfoliates and dries oil – and Korean researchers say the legume may reduce irritation
Moa: The Green Balm ($38 for 1.69 oz, luckyscent.com)
When you live on an island near the Arctic Circle, you better know how to revive your skin
Packed with native herbs like yarrow, combined with Icelandic water to soothe scaly skin, dry cuticles, cuts, rashes and even frizzy hair
Dr. Ci: Labo Basic Black Blemish Control Gel ($36 for 1.75 oz, cilabousa.com)
Chidoriya Oil Blotting Face Paper ($7 for 30 sheets, chidoriyaworld.com)
Asian women swear by this shine-fighting tag team
The gel clears skin with gentle botanical extracts
The face paper sops up grease without smudging makeup
Karite Butter Cleo Body Cream ($8 for 8.5 oz, drugstore.com)
Prepare to be ogled Italian-style
Treat your skin to this whipped-yogurt and shea butter moisturizer smells like dessert and makes your skin more irresistible than gelato
Wisdom of Africa Kalahari Melon Body Polish ($43 for 6.7 oz, 978-443-7006)
With mountains, desert, and ocean in their geography, South Africans face a triple threat when it comes to the elements
This South African treasure taps the antioxidants in the native fruit’s seeds to moisturize and repair sun-damaged skin
Antipodes Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream ($35 for 1 oz, antipodesnature.com)
Stimulates collagen production so you look as fresh as this cream smells
Beauty By Numbers
$39 The amount per month the average American woman spends on beauty treatments
$71 The amount the average Italian woman spends on beauty treatments
92 The % of British women that rarely or never visit a dermatologist
80 The % of women in South Africa that wear fragrance every day; 80% of Chinese women don’t
38 The % of Indian women that say they own zero skin-care products
73 The % of Australians would choose to shell out for body massages if money were no object
52 The % of Koreans that would spend their cash on skin-lightening treatments
45 The % of women in China that say they can’t live without lipstick
53 The % of Italian women feel they look younger then they are.
38 The % of people in China that use teeth-whitening treatment (including toothpaste) daily.
Additional Beauty Facts:
- American and British women are most likely to feel they look stressed and tired
- Women in Germany and Italy say mascara is their most essential beauty product
- Argentine and Canadian women are the most satisfied with their looks.
- Japanese and French women are least satisfied with their looks.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Thursday May 8th
8 Lackawanna Plaza
Montclair NJ 07042
973 744-3029 ( rsvp)
Here are the details for the ‘Girls Night Out’ at The Studio:
Makeup Applications from fabulous Bobbi Brown artists
Receive 20% discounts on all purchases that evening
Food and Wine
Other retailers participating in ‘Girls Night Out’:
Jeeyune Nails and Spa
The Chocolate Path
Coco an experience inc.
Running Rabbit Theater
Flour Patch Bakery
For those of you who are not familiar with The Studio. The Studio is more than just a store. Behind the store there is also a huge space in which Bobbi’s BBU (Bobbi Brown University) exists. This space is a combination of a training ground for our internal makeup artists which keeps them up to date on Bobbi’s signature tips and techniques and is also a space for conducting training classes for women who are interested in developing their own artistry techniques.
*Please bring your gently used handbags to support ‘Dress for Success”
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
emailed and asked some advice for anti aging products that would work on her very sensitive, redness & rosacea prone skin. That was not an area I was too familar with but was able to provide some starting points.
Last week, Lancome sponsored an event at their Short Hills , NJ and NY stores featuring Dr. Jana Kauer,( pictured) author and celebrity nutritionist. I was offered the chance to ask her a question, even though I was unable to attend. I decided to use my question to help my friend. I also got a response from Dr. Tina Alster, Lancome's resident dermatoligist.
The Movie Mommy is certainly not the only one struggling with this issue , so maybe the doctor's advice will be a help to some of you. The infammation advice can also be of help to anyone who has acne, and joint pain as they are inflammation also.
When it comes to anti-inflammatory foods, you cannot do better than wild Alaskan salmon. It is a low mercury fish with high amounts of omega-3 fat. Within our bodies, require a balance between omega-6 fats which allow us to mount the inflammatory response and omega-3 fats which fight inflammation. Too much of either is a bad thing. Other anti-inflammatory foods: Green tea, organic green vegetables, berries, Brazil nuts. Why Brazil nuts? They contain high amounts of selenium which helps the immune system. "
Avoid harsh ingredients such as retinoic acid or glycolic acid (they only serve to irritate sensitive skin).
Begin use of an antioxidant serum or cream (Vitamin C).
Protect skin from the sun (apply mild sunscreen). "
Monday, April 7, 2008
Dove has come out with a new line of products called Go Fresh. I sampled them all at a Shecky's Shopping night recently. When I read about them I was most interested in the Energize Grapefruit Lemongrass body spray , citrus fanatic that I am, and that was the one I loved.
It is super nice, zesty but not sharp and has just a hint of the herbal lemongrass. I gave the body spray a quick spray on my hand, and it lasted well into the evening, even having a tiny bit left after a couple hand washings. Not bad for an inexpensive little spray. This will be a great pick me up all summer, and it has moisturizers( light ones) in it too. The coordinating deodarant had a very light scent.
I got a bar of the matching soap ( haven't seen a spray that wasn't in a set yet) and it is not as good smelling as the body spray but still nice. The scent lasts long and it moisturizes fairly well.
Suggested retail is 4.99 for 3 oz. spray bottle.
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
In September Gwen Stefani is releasing Harajuku Lovers fragrances, all in individual doll bottles. They kind of remind me of all the MAC Fafi images, and I think will appeal to the younger set for sure. The juice is in the bottom of the doll, and the names are still the letters of LAMB with a G for Gwen of course.
Here are the notes for each " girl":
Love- a sensuous floral concocted by Yves Cassar and Pascal Gaurin of International Flavors & Fragrances, has top notes of sparkling bergamot, pink pomelo, peach and bamboo leaf mist; a heart of watery peony, living hydroponic lace rose, jasmine sambac, nectarine blossom, creamy paperwhites and Egyptian jasmine, and a drydown of petally ylang, creamy vanilla orchid, sensual musk and blond wood.
Lil' Angel- a fruity floral by Givaudan's Christophe Raynaud, has top notes of raspberry, cranberry, blackberry and pineapple; a heart of pear blossom, candied violet and sugared rose, and a drydown of lollipop accord, hinoki wood and crystal amber.
Music- a delicate floral by Honorine Blanc of Firmenich, has top notes of clementine and sparkling pear; a heart of jasmine sambac, sweet pea and honeysuckle, and a drydown of vanilla, skin musk and sleek woods.
Baby- a powdery musk by Firmenich's Harry Fremont, has top notes of freesia, bergamot and white rose; a heart of orange flower, tiare flower and jasmine petals, and a drydown of white musk, soft woods, heliotrope, vanilla and violet.
G- a modern gourmand by Steve DeMarcado of Fragrance Resources, has top notes of crisp mandarin, fresh coconut and apple skin; a heart of jasmine sambac, soft freesia and magnolia vapor, and a drydown of coconut cream, white sandalwood and cottonwoods.
$ 45.00 for 30 ml
$25.00 for 10 ml
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Ectoin: protects against environmental aggressors and accelerates the skin’s ability to repair itself
Flavonols derived from jasmine: limit inflammation
Capriloyl salicylic acid: induces efficient exfoliation of dead skin cells to give skin a smoother texture
Selective combination of proven emollients and humectants: restores proper balance of skin hydration and skin lipids "
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Dr.'s Remedy nail polishes are 15.00 each and come in 5 basic shades incl. clear.
They are available at the website http://www.remedynails.com/