Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Chris Benz x Lancome Limited Edition GWP for Saks

It's another stellar collab effort between prestige beauty company Lancôme and American fashion designer Chriz Benz. This time he's partnered with the brand for a sweet little limited edition gift with purchase, which will be sold exclusively through Saks Fifth Avenue from June 14 - June 25.

Beauty fanatics will remember Benz's wildly popular Chris & Tell lippie from Lancôme's Pout-a-Porter designer lip collection last Spring.  We all raced to get our hands on one. The celebrated designer and frequent Lancôme collaborator is loved by celebrities like Jessica Szohr, Susan Sarandon, Elettra Wiedemann and Eva Amurri and now he’s created a tote solely for Lancôme customers.

Customers will receive the complimentary Chris Benz-designed tote with any $60 purchase, up to a $119 value. Printed with a chic, stylized silhouette, the exclusive design makes the perfect summer accessory. And although receiving the tote would certainly be gift enough, Lancôme has packed the tote with must have products (Définicils Precious Cells Mascara and Absolue Hand), you have the option to select your moisturizer (Absolue Premium BX or Absolue Precious Cells) and your pink (L’Absolu Rouge in Pink Sapphire, Juicy Tubes in Moulin Rose & Blush Subtil in Rose Fresque) or coral (L’Absolu Rouge in Fleur Impressioniste , Juicy Tubes in Coral Rush & Blush Subtil in Shimmer Coral Sunset) makeup trio to tote inside the Benz bag.

To celebrate the collaboration, Chris Benz will make a personal appearance at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City on June 23rd from 5 -7 p.m. (ET), toasting the fashion-forward partnership.

Ummmm ... can you say, "Run! Don't walk for this particular GWP event!" ?  Yes, well, do so.  Fair warning, I'm posting this for you, then quickly clicking over the Saks to take advantage of this myself.  It's only while supplies last. Enjoy! xo

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Friday, June 10, 2011

MINTBOX: New! Sephora Event

So, if you read me yesterday you know I'm newly addicted to a fab little site called Mintbox.  It's invitation only (don't worry, your invitation is below) and the sales and deals from the best of "yumminess" brands are located there.

Today begins a new event for Sephora.  Now, we all know Sephora.  Well, those of us addicted to beauty do, right?  Here's what you may not know.  Sephora's name comes from a combination of "Sephos", Greek for beauty, and the Greek form of "Tzipporah", which means bird. That explains why goddesses everywhere flock to the wonderland that is Sephora for all their beauty needs. Shop all of Sephora!  Mintbox editor picks appear below but you can purchase whatever you want of Sephora through Mintbox.

Featuring over 200 classic and emerging brands across all categories including skincare, fragrance, bath & body, smilecare, and haircare, in addition to their own private label, Sephora guarantees to keep you properly primped and preened whatever your style may be.

Mintbox's Sephora event features tempting cash back options, fabulous multi-sample packs (one from Lancome is delicious) and combinations of both.  There are lots of other fantastic stores (beauty, fashion, home decor, children's wear, etc.) with deals abundantly available there now too.  You can even donate your cash back to charities Mintbox has partnered with if you like that idea.  But you can't get these deals and options anywhere other than Mintbox. So what are you waiting for?  I wouldn't steer you wrong or waste your precious minutes if this wasn't truly swoon-worthy. Your invitation appears below. Enjoy! xo

source/images: Mintbox

Thursday, June 9, 2011


So my newest obsession has become Mintbox!  If you're not familiar, you'll want to acquaint yourself quick like.  Mintbox features % off, cash back and other exclusive deals on brands we all love and covet.  Think Sephora, Bluefly, Crate & Barrel, Nordstrom, Bliss, Barnes & Noble, Bloomies, Space.NK,, Rebecca Minkoff, Zappos ... the list goes on and on.

Today I want to show you their NARS feature.  As if the image above isn't enough to entice any beauty addict not just a NARS fan, consider the fantabulous notion that you can buy with 12% off and 8% cash back! Oh, and um FREE SHIPPING.  Are you kidding me? 

Sophisticated, witty, and effortlessly seductive, NARS embraces your individuality providing you with rich colors and luxurious textures and confidence to express yourself. It is an invitation to make a statement and be who you want to be: YOU. ~ NARS
The NARS feature runs through 6/13/11.

I've been playing around on Mintbox all afternoon and I tell you I am obsessed now. Now, here's the catch.  You have to be a member.  Here's the best part of that.  It's free to join.  You'll need the special Mintbox codes to take advantage of their wonderful deals, so sign up now (link below) to join. Go ahead and shop till your heart's delight! xo

source/images: Mintbox

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Fall 2011: Too Faced Midnight in the Garden of Glamour

Exclusive only to Too Faced for the entire month of June, take a gander at Midnight in the Garden of Glamour new for Fall 2011!  That's right, Sephora and Ulta don't even have this yet. 

With a garden of gemstone and shimmery neutral colors to play with, this collection rocks my green-eyed world!  Green-eyed in that it's the color of my eyes, not that I perceive the world with envy. Ok, that clarified, just imagine how these shades will enhance green eyes.  Really, the shades of the new palette will enhance all eye shades beautifully.  Let me share more of the deets of the collection.

A smokey eye is the most requested makeup look by women seeking a smoldering, sexy style. Too Faced reintroduces this popular collection with a slimmer package and new, color-saturated formulas. Created for this deeply blended technique, the wearable shades add a modern drama to all eye shapes.

Shades include: Firefly (silvery taupe), White Lie (sugar white), In A Flash (silver shimmer), Cloves (bronzey brown), Nice Ash (charcoal), Smoking Jacket (black plum), Up In Smoke (black brown), Smokin Hot (matte black), Smolder (matte navy)

Personally, I fancied their shadow before, but Too Faced has amped up their shadows with this dangerously rich collection of exotic shadows. These intense sating shades were created as the must-have accessory to compliment their best-selling eye shadow collections.

Introducing Shadow Insurance Lemon Drop Color Correcting Eye Shadow Primer!
World-famous Shadow Insurance primer has been infused with a perfect lemon-yellow tone that neutralizes redness and ruddiness while ensuring eye shadow shades are clear and true every time.

Their creamy, long-wearing eye liners glide on with the ease of a liquid liner and are said to lock down for 8 hours of budge-proof, smudge-proof wear. These high-impact pencils come in six waterproof shades ranging from the necessary classic to cutting-edge couture. Each includes a flexi-firm, beveled smudger to allow for a smokey blend or precise line.

Shades include: Black, Peacock (teal), Black Orchid (blackened plum), Purple, Brown, and Storm (charcoal)

The Midnight in the Garden of Glamour collection also features a dual-helix, keratin-infused, curl-setting mascara (Size Queen tis its name) and a 3-piece brush set created by founder Jerrod Blandino that are "must-haves for all eye makeup application".  Visit TooFaced online today to learn more about the collection and for purchase.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Today on QVC: Beauty Newsmakers

Look who's back on QVC!  Experience beauty industry genius during Beauty Newsmakers Face-to-Face on QVC today. Meet leading experts in the beauty industry, and get to know the “brains” behind the brands, up close and personal.

Tune in today at 9 AM and 7 PM (ET) for the latest innovations at unbeatable prices. Learn exactly how to use these top beauty products and what they'll do for you through expert presentations complete with tips and how-to's straight from the professionals who created these brands.  It's like having your own professional beauty lesson right in the comfort of your own home.  Tivo it if you can't watch, or visit QVC online to get video playback, customer reviews and more.

Presentations will include those from Josie Maran, Dr. Adrienne Dense, Mally Roncal, Chaz Dean, Laura Geller, Bobbi Brown and more! Plus, take advantage of value pricing, extra value pay options and bulk sizes for a limited time. Stock up on your favorite WEN cleansing conditioner, which is hugely discounted today and available in pro sizes. (Look at that gallon size bottle ... wowza!)

WEN by Chaz Dean Cleansing Conditioner, One Gallon
QVC Item #/A73764 $160.80 FEATURE PRICE!  (Reg. QVC Price $177.00)

I use this product and loooove it! No stripping, gently cleans, and soft, shiny hair results. I even create cleansing conditioning "cocktails." For instance, I love to apply Tea Tree on my head and scalp and Sweet Almond Mint on the length and ends. Sweet aromatherapy treat and hair treatment in one!

The 16oz product sells for $28.00 on QVC; a savings of more than $60!
Take a revolutionary step toward beautiful, healthy, shiny hair. These formulas replace shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner, detangler, leave-in conditioner, and even shaving cream. Choose from Pomegranate, Sweet Almond Mint, Cucumber Aloe, Fig, Tea Tree and Lavender.

Josie Maran Deluxe Argan Oil with Bonus Color Stick
QVC Item #A216380  $83.76 FEATURE PRICE! (QVC Price $92.00)
This 100% organic argan oil, a legendary, lightweight oil grown in Morocco, is ideal for all skin types. Rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, it's effective as a fast-absorbing daily moisturizer. People also use it to heal and condition anything from cuticles to split ends. The argan oil-infused color stick is a sheer tint that provides lasting, natural-looking color to cheeks and lips. Its universally lovely shade, Glow, was specifically created by Josie to flatter every skin tone.

Dr. Denese Pro C Illuminating Cell Defense Pads 100 ct.
QVC Item #A210055 Approximately $49.50

A unique, daily vitamin C facial pad system that helps to brighten and illuminate the complexion and rejuvenate dull, uneven skin into luminous skin. It delivers essential hydration to the skin to help soften the look of lines and wrinkles, smoothes the skin for a more youthful appearance, and delivers superior protection from free radical attack.

Mally Set of Two Light Wand Eye Highlighter and Brightener
QVC Item #A87872 Approximately $35.00

Who doesn't adore Mally?  Of course we ALL love her ... and for good reason, she gives us fantastic, professional quality products at unbelievable prices.  Love you, Mally xxxx. These Lightwands help give you a gorgeous, wide-awake appearance. The creamy, long-wearing pencil lets your lighten and brighten your eyes, while the extra-soft sponge on the other end gives a touch of light to the inner corners of the eye or anywhere you need it.

Watch Beauty Newsmakers on QVC today or tune in online for the video presentations, pro tips, special pricing and lots of fun!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Hypnoteyezed: Starring Jessica Biel and Revlon Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara

Jessica Biel for Revlon Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara

Come hither.

I've a tale to tell.  A tale of romance, glamour and flirtation.  A tale of phat, plump, dramatic lashes that will knock him off his feet. One of intrigue, anticipation and ....... always better to let our own imaginations do the visualizing. Let yourself go while that scene plays out.

Or, inspire the vision with a playful little peek at Revlon's new film.  A Revlon movie? Well, sort of.  Revlon’s brand ambassador Jessica Biel stars in “Hypnoteyzed,” a new commercial for their new Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara.

Jessica Biel starring in Revlon's Commercial for Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara

Biel and musician Pharrell Williams star in the 60 second film noir-inspired commercial, which was shot entirely on black and white film. In “Hypnoteyzed,” Biel draws Williams in with her plumped eyelashes and with each bat of her lashes, nearly knocks Williams off his feet. Revlon Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara claims their new product conditions and plumps eyelashes by 200% with every use!

Revlon Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara uses a thickening formula that paired with the innovative precision tapered brush grabs and coats every lash individually for plumped perfection.  The volumizing mascara also contains the award-winning Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara technology, including a lash enhancing phyto-peptide formula that conditions and stregthens lashes to compliment their natural growth cycle.  The result is lashes so plump, healthy and strong they rival unnatural lash enhancements, says the company.


• Plumps lashes up to 200%* instantly for maximum volume
• Thickening formula instantly plumps lashes leaving them more voluminous with each use
• Lash enhancing phyto-peptide formula conditions and strengthens lashes complementing their natural growth cycle;
• Won’t smudge, flake or clump.

*non-waterproof formula only

As of today, Revlon Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara is available in the shades Blackest Black, Black and Blackened Brown (retail: $7.99) in drugstores and mass retailers nationwide, and “Hypnoteyzed” will begin running in US movie theaters on June 13. Enjoy! xo

source/photos: Revlon

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Don't Miss Glamour's Month of Beauty Giveaways

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We're about 2/3 of the way through Glamour's month long celebration of beauty giveaways, but it's not too late to get in on this, ladies and gents.  Each day, now through June 9th, beauty products in all categories are being awarded.  Still to come:

DHC's Iconic Deep Cleansing Oil - 25 will win!
Perfect Formula's Pink Gel Coat - 30 will win!  I love this product; has done wonders for my thin, peeling nails.
Brow Queen Anastasia Soare's Beverly Hills Brow Gel - 25 will win!
L'Occitane's Angelica Protective Lotion with SPF 15 - 25 get this!
and more ...

All the details are in Glamour magazine.  You can access the giveaways online here.  Good luck, everyone! xo

Source: Glamour, Conde Nast
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