Sunday, September 30, 2012

I.C.O.N. to Support Breast Cancer Awareness + A Giveaway

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, which means it’s time to gear up and get training for our 5/10K walk/run. Each year, I.C.O.N. partners with STOP CANCER Research Awardees from UCLA Jonsson, USC Norris and City of Hope's Comprehensive Cancer Centers. "A cure has become my cause," says Co-Founder Chiara. Walk or run alongside beauty professionals, family and friends in an effort to eradicate breast cancer. Register today and meet bright and early at Woodley Park in Van Nuys on Sunday, October 7th.

“I dream sometimes of a different world, one where cancer is an illness from the past; where breast cancer no longer exists. It’s important to me that we find a cure. My sister has breast cancer, my mother died of breast cancer. I have a daughter. A cure has become my cause.”

--Chiara Scudieri

If you've followed my blog postings, you know I have respect for this brand. While most of the high-end lines are owned by bigger companies, I.C.O.N. is fiercely independent, which lets it maintain a focus on strong culture, skincare-quality ingredients and educating the hairstylists who use it. The brand is highly focused on the feeling experienced while using their products as much as the quality and purity of the products themselves. 

I.C.O.N.'s Energy line works to detoxify and help clarify.  Shift is a detoxifying pre-shampoo treatment to shift the overall state of the hair from scalp to ends to soothe and stimulate healthy hair growth and refresh the senses. The Energy Shampoo gives hair energy by invigorating and balancing for a re-life; it stimulate and purifies the scalp to promote healthier hair. The Energize Conditioner continues to energize hair into a more strengthened resiliently bright, youthful appearance; it cools the scalp while promoting healthier, silkier hair. 

Here's your opportunity to win a fabulous set of I.C.O.N.'s Energy products:

Click image to enter via I.C.O.N.'s facebook page

Energy Shampoo
Energize Conditioner
Shift Treatment

Rejuvenate and invigorate with our Detox Regimedy set. This product trio infuses hair with energy, cools the scalp with a blend of peppermint and stimulates healthy hair growth. Detoxify and prepare your hair for this season’s newest styling trends!

Prize Eligibility
Only persons residing in United States who are at least 18 years of age can enter.

Sweepstakes Starts
September 25, 2012 @ 03:00 pm (PDT)

Sweepstakes Ends
October 01, 2012 @ 11:59 pm (PDT)

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Caudalie: New Vinexpert Firming and Lifting Collection

As a huge fan of Caudalie (and an over-40 beauty lover), I am thrilled to learn of their new Vinexpert Collection.  The Vinexpert Firming and Lifting Collection features a breakthrough anti-ageing patent, Resveratrol-Oleyl.  The collection, which source say gives women the opportunity to have it all - glamour, natural and efficacy - is a breakthrough in anti-aging and can be found nationwide by the end of September.

What’s new:
1. Patented Resveratrol-Oleyl: boosts collagen and elastin AND fights glycation
2. New packaging that’s 50% recycled and recyclable (and très glam!)
3. Five completely new formulas that offer targeted results (ie 80% resculpted cheekbones thanks to the Firming Serum and 100% smoothing effect using the Night Infusion Cream)
4. An environmental commitment to support the Island of Sumatra and it’s wildlife through Caudalie’s partnership with 1% for the Planet
5. A breakthrough study with Mt. Sinai to prove the impact of the formulas at a genetic level. Thanks to a study conducted by Dr. Ellen Marmur, the products are proven to activate the four key youth genes
Looking forward to reviewing some of the products from the collection and will bring you more news.  Preliminary look through of the material reveals some exciting aspects to be discovered.  xo
Source: Caudalie

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Thursday Event: Marcia Kilgore at Sephora Times Square

Marcia Kilgore
Hey New Yorkers!  Don't miss the incomparable Marcia Kilgore at Sephora Times Square Thursday.

Marcia Kilgore, the savvy entrepreneur behind New York’s famous Bliss Spa, FitFlop and Soap & Glory, continues her reign as a beauty industry titan. You're invited to a meet and greet with Marcia. It is your chance to ask the beauty industry legend your most pressing questions.

Thursday, September 27th, from 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Sephora Times Square, 1500 Broadway New York, NY 10036

Monday, September 24, 2012

Daily Candy Features 72 New Nail Polish Colors for Fall

nail polish!

Polish whores have quite a sumptious feast of colors to work with for the season, and oh what eye candy there is to behold.  You'll not want to miss a virtual walk through Daily Candy's Hand It Over series to view these lovelies for inspiration and en trend color news for Fall. Enjoy xo
nails inc. - Special Effects Sprinkles Nail PolishNail Polishbutter LONDON - Copper Nail Polish – The Old Bill
L-R: Tom Ford Ginger Fire; Nails, Inc. Pudding Lane; Bobbi Brown Twilight Shimmer; Butter London The Old Bill
Source: Daily Candy

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Bobbi Brown Book Launch and More on QVC Today

Tune in to QVC’s Bobbi Brown Cosmetics on September 22, at 11PM (ET) for the launch of world-renowned makeup artist Bobbi Brown’s new book Pretty Powerful: Beauty Stories to Inspire Confidence. The book features makeup ideas, step-by-step application techniques, as well as interviews that Bobbi conducted with real women, celebrities and athletes about their takes on beauty. Along with the launch of Brown’s book, “Bobbi Brown Cosmetics” will also feature some new and exciting products.

These products and more are available while supplies last through, the QVC apps or by calling 800.345.1515
You'll also find more wonderful products from Bobbi, some are QVC only configurations with special pricing.

New configuration for QVC
QVC Item #A229410 (Approx $46)
Bobbi has dubbed her corrector and concealer duo the "Secrets of the Universe" because when applied together they work instantly to improve any beauty look. The corrector helps to neutralize discoloration under the eye area, while the concealer brightens and helps to cover flaws. Available in the following shades: Porcelain, Sand, Beige, Natural, Honey and Warm Almond.
Bobbi Brown Long Wear Even Finish Foundation
New to QVC
QVC Item #A229411 (Approx $46)
Ultra comfortable and hydrating, this light weight, medium to full coverage formula leaves skin looking poreless, perfected and fresh. Available in the following shades: Porcelain, Sand, Beige, Natural, Honey and Warm Almond.

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Liner Duo with Dual Ended Mini Brush
New configuration for QVC
QVC Item #A229412 (Approx $38.50)

Bobbi's cult favorite, the best selling Long Wear Gel Eyeliner, was created for women who want a perfectly defined eye. The mini eyeliner brush included in this duo allows for precise and effortless application. Available in Black Ink (jet black) and Twilight Shimmer Ink (black plum and golden pearl) or Espresso Ink (black brown) and Graphite Shimmer Ink (dark grey).

Find these and much more today at QVC!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

INeKE Releases Sweet William

San Francisco perfumer Ineke Ruhland has added to her Floral Curiosities fragrance collection for Anthropologie with Sweet William.  Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus) is a clove-scented, fringed flower that is bicolored in white/pink/red tones. It recently received accolades when Kate Middleton included it in her bridal bouquet, presumably for both the lovely scent and the name.

Ineke has created a Sweet William soliflore fragrance that is ensconced by rich wood notes. The fragrance opens with a juicy peach note. The Sweet William floralcy is further warmed with cinnamon, clove and cumin essential oils. The dominant wood notes are a blend of cedarwood, sandalwood and patchouli, softened with Bourbon vanilla.  So yummy!

A mutual passion for scent, botanicals and art brought Anthropologie and Ineke together to create the Floral Curiosities limited edition line of fragrances in 2011. Other fragrances in the line include Angel’s Trumpet, Poet’s Jasmine and Scarlet Larkspur, each inspired by scented flowers grown in Ineke’s garden. The collection is available exclusively at Anthropologie stores starting in
October 2012.

Eau de Parfum, 2.5 fl. oz., $68
Botanist’s Travel Spray EdP, 0.5 fl. oz., $28

Would you like to try this fragrant parfum?  Enter to win by clicking the image above ... good luck!

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