Thursday, January 31, 2008

NEW! Lubin Parfumeur Fragrances

Lubin, creators of perfumes since 1798 and supplier to royal courts since the early 19th century, has introduced two new fragrances to follow in the footsteps of Idole de Lubin. The perfume house was originally created by Pierre François Lubin from a small venue located at Rue Ste. Anne in Paris and sold perfumed ribbons, ball masks and rice powders to the renowned establishment that perfumed the Imperial court. Wow - what a history!

Check out these bottles, love 'em!

unisex: 75 ml ~ 125 ml EDT $95 ~ $120

men: 75 ml ~ 125 ml EDT; $95 ~ $120

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

BLOOM COSMETICS: Everyday Care Botanical Skincare

Bloom has made some of my most coveted products. Among them, their Purifying Cleansing Milk and Luxurious Body Cream, both discontinued, are stockpiled in my "beauty closet". I'm just not willing to give them up. In fact, as I think about it, all the products I most love from this diva of a beauty brand (lsolid lip glosses in mirrored compacts for instance) are no longer available ... ho hum.

However, it's not at all surprising that I would flip over their new product lines as well!

This collection offers a straight-forward and refreshing skincare solution (as did their others by the way). Chock full of essentials and infused with botanical goodness:

  • Buff Off: Apricot Kernal Scrub - Reveal a polished, smooth complexion and give dull skin the brush off with this gentle exfoliant. This cream-based scrub contains nature's own exfoliant, ground walnut shells combined with Apricot Kernel Oil to nourish and soften the skin

  • Clean Sweep: Sweet Orange Cream Cleanser - Cleanse your skin and get back your zing with this refreshing orange-based cleanser. Contains skin toning Witch Hazel Extract and Sweet Orange Essential Oil to keep skin fresh and hydrated. Simple to use for everyday care

  • Nuts About You: Sweet Almond Cleansing Oil - Take it all off! Eye makeup, foundation, the worries of the day. This Sweet Almond Cleansing Oil is the most effective and gentle way to remove all traces of makeup and skin impurities without stripping the skin of its natural oils. Delicately scented with Sweet Orange, Lavender and Tangerine essential oils

  • Face the Day: Moisturising Ginseng Lotion - Start the day on the sunny side with this refreshing and light facial moisturiser. Ginseng, Aloe Vera, and Carrot Extract combine with Shea Butter to soften and moisturise while the refreshing blend of Lavender, Ylang, Ylang, May Chang and Geranium essential oils help calm and tone the skin

  • Saving Face: Mutli Vitamin Face Cream - Give your best asset a more youthful appearnce with this nourishing, rejuvenating face cream. Vitamins A, C and E combine with Shea Butter, healing oils and botanical extracts to moisturise and rejuvenate the skin. Scented with Jasmine, Ylang, Ylang and Sweet Orange Essential Oils

  • Clean with Envy: Green Clay Mask - Get to the bottom of clogged pores and draw away dirt for enviously clean skin. Kaolin Clay with Sweet Almond Oil and Rosehip Oil nourish and hydrate while Petigrain and Lavender Essential Oils calm and soothe the skin

  • Butterfingers: Shea Butter Hand Cream - Let natural Shea Butter give you a hand to nourish and protect your pretty paws. A smooth, fast absorbing hand cream rich in moisturising Shea Butter and skin softening Sweet Almond Oil. Delicately scented with Lavender and Geranium Essential Oils

  • Thirst Quencher: Vitamin E Body Cream - Every body loves a drink of moisturising body cream to replenish and restore dry skin. Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil and Carrot Extract combine with Vitamin E to soothe and nourish dry and tired skin. Scented with Ylang Ylang, Geranium and May Chang essential oils

Available in travel and trail pack sizes as well

miss bloomAlso dying to try their new lip plumper! Anyone try this yet?

Three Custom Color Specialists: Miami Glamour

Featuring two exciting new shades:

  • PEACOCK EYESHADOW: a festive, sparkly teal flecked with glittering diamond-like shimmer
  • POPPY LIP AND CHEEK STAIN: a bold, warm coral that can be used on the lips, cheeks and even a dab on the eye to add a dash of fun

And this product is absolutely fabulous; gorgeous shade, blendable texture, multiple uses - yummy! This sheer cherry balm with a swirl of shimmer will brighten any skin tone with the dab of a finger, creating a glow that is fresh and youthful, yet appropriate for all ages.

Special Valentine's Gift - with any online purchase of $75 or more receive of test tube full of goodness from Papabubble; handmade delicacies churned out daily. *quantities are limited

And for more info on the Makeup Show in Miami:

The Makeup Show Miami - Feb. 24 & 25th. Truly a makeup artist's winter wonderland, The Makeup Show Miami brings together the hottest brands and artists under the sun, and is the best Pro networking opportunity in the business. Pro-focused industry exhibitors, pro-only discounts, speakers from every area of makeup artistry and seminars in English and Spanish.

Oh, how I wish I could attend ... heavy sigh!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Imagine getting $185 worth of premier, sun kissed Scott Barnes makeup in a beautiful, shiny, brown Bento box for only $75. "Dream on", you say?

Ah, but darling, dreams were meant to come true! xo

For more info and purchasing details, see Scott Barnes


Don't pass up the opportunity to scoop up on some fan-tab-ulous beauty deals before Valentine's Day! Hey, you deserve to treat yourself too, right? Absolutely!


Play Gift From Lancôme
Receive this signature train case and matching cosmetic case containing deluxe skin care and cosmetic samples* with any $50 Lancôme purchase. Tucked inside you'll find: ABSOLUE EYE PREMIUM ßx Absolute Replenishing Eye Cream (0.25 oz.), ABSOLUE NIGHT PREMIUM ßx Absolute Night Recovery Cream (0.5 oz.), ABSOLUE PREMIUM ßx Absolute Replenishing Cream SPF 15 (1 oz.), COLOR FEVER LIPSTICK Lasting Radiance Sensual Lipcolor in Beige Everyday (full size 0.14 oz.), COLOR DESIGN Sensational Effects Eye Shadow in Daylight, Makeover, Snap and Statuesque (.05 oz.), DÉFINICILS High Definition Mascara in Black (.07 oz.).

Just enter promotional code: LANCOME7 at checkout.

Also get Free Shipping!** Just place your order of $150 or more with the above promo code by Sunday, February 3, 2008 at 11:59pm(ET) and you will receive Free Shipping.

FREE Liptones Lipliner with a purchase of $35 or more at, some restrictions may apply, offer valid thru 02/14/08

Sleek, silver tin holds 3 mini LIP ENHANCING GLOSSES in POUT, AFTERGLOW & STARLIT and is yours FREE with any $45 purchase on

Enter promo code VALFR3 at checkout, offer ends 02/15/08, while supplies last

Enjoy a FREE full size Lipstick of your choice with every order on until February 14th! Simply write the name of the color you want in the Promo Box during checkout!

psssssst!! Don't forget to enter The Carnival of Riches Giveaway right here

Monday, January 28, 2008

NAIL TREND: Blue Nails at the SAG Awards

Glamorous in a Colette Dinnigan navy blue gown, Jenna Fischer sported some awfully familiar looking nail colour at the SAG Awards last night. Is that Chanel Blue Satin, Ms. Fischer? Hmmmmm .....

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photos: wireimage, JustJared, TNT

14th Annual SAG Awards

Screen Actor's Guild Awards Show, January 27, 2008

Was there a particular trend that stood out? Not really that I could see. If there were any trends, perhaps "the little black dress", and natural, glowy makeup. Some beauty and fashion looks exceeded expectations, some fell way short. First, a peak at my faves of the evening:

Amanda Bynes & Becki Newton
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More winning beauties





Angelina Jolie, Kate Hudson, Debra Messing, Ellen Page, Diane Lane, Ellen Pompeo, Lisa Rinna, Julie Christie, Marcia Cross, Marion Cotillard, Sophia Bush

And those that missed the mark

Jamie-Lynn SiglerKate BeckinsaleAshley TisdaleEva Longoria ParkerTeri HatcherJane KrakowskiSandra Oh

Jamie-Lyn Sigler, Kate Beckinsale, Ashley Tisdale, Eva Longoria-Parker, Teri Hatcher, Jane Krakowski, Sandra Oh, Tilda Swinton

photos: wireimage and TNT

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