Monday, August 31, 2009

MAC DSquared² Collection
Strong, sooty and blackest black wild-child eye, maybe even a bit demented. Neutral and perfected skin with highlighted and sculpted cheeks begin the transformation into the DSquared arena of crazy and sexy fierce fashion forward makeup. This collection is all about the sexy sweet world of DSquared!

Nude Rose
Blood Red

Lip Erase:

Tinted Lip Conditioner:
Fuschia Fix

Grease Paint Sticks:

Kohl Power:

Sculpt and Shape Powder Duos:
Bone Beige/ Emphasize

Gloss Texture:

165 Brush

Available October 2009 in US and November 2009 Internationally

Nude Perfection!

Chanel Rouge Allure Laque Santal
Chanel Rouge Allure Laque Santal Swatch

Weekend Beauty Haul Part 1: Chanel Rouge Allure Laque
So yesterday afternoon I ventured out to my favorite leisurely destination, the mall! Nordstrom tweaked my interest with temptations galore! Neiman's made my heart ache for the infamous Louboutin’s I dream of! Sephora pulls me in with the promise that something is just waiting for me to take it home!

My afternoon served fruitful, as I’ve come home with some new products! My haul has left me with several new “favorite” items for the season. But the one I think that stands out is Chanel’s new Rouge Allure Laque. I have been looking for a Bordeaux lipstick; that’s the look this season and I must have it! I was hoping to find it in Chanel’s Laque Dragon, but unfortunately it didn’t work for me. The one I did end up with is Santal. First let me tell you how absolutely decadent this lipstick is. For being a liquid lipstick, it wears superbly! It is moisturizing yet gives excellent color payoff, shine and coverage. Santal is a nudish-light peach shade that is the perfect nude lip for me, I’m a light-medium skin tone, I usually wear Chanel Shell foundation, or in MAC’s range usually NC25ish. I wore a neutral eye while shopping, and this had just enough kick to add a bit of color so not to make me look washed out as some nudes can do. Yet when I went out to dinner later I wore a smoky eye and this was the perfect low key lip. The Chanel sales associate offered me 5-6hrs of long wear with this, although I didn’t get that, I did get about two hours of wear without touchup or fading. But once I started eating and drinking, it didn’t hold up. This is not one of the long-wears that last for hours and has to be taken off with a remover, so I really am not complaining! To have a liquid lipstick that lasts several hours is near miraculous to me. My gloss is usually gone after about 15 minutes and my lipsticks usually have to be touched up after about half an hour. So two hours without touchup, for me is fabulous!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Frederic Fekkai Advanced Hair Care Collection

Frederic Fekkai’s new Advanced Hair Care Collection blends science and technology to deliver a legendary collection. For shiny healthy hair, the Advanced Brilliant Glossing collection infuses Encapsulated Shine Release Complex to the award winning olive oil formula to renew shine strand by strand, all day. We spend a lot of time and money on our hair color so we need all the help we can get protecting our investments. The Advanced Technician Color Care collection with Intensive Anti-fade Color Complex gives hair a powerful UV shield with Galanga Root, to ensure that your color retains its vibrancy and brilliance, extending the life of your gorgeous color. Which ever collection is for you, you will love the end result. And, don't forget about the Shampoo Exchange on September 17, 2009 at participating Saks Fifth Avenue Stores!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Bobbi Brown Chrome Collection for Holiday 2009

Bobbi Brown has you covered this Holiday Season with a limited edition palette for lips and eyes to shine and sparkle, three stunning shades for your sexy pout and a fantastic Chrome bag to carry your stash in for a night out on the party rounds!

Chrome Palette for Lip and Eyes
For the eyes:
10 shades for eyes in White, Polar Ice Shimmerwash, Storm Cloud Sparkle shadow, Iron Eye Shadow, Thunder Metalic shadow, Moonlight Sparkle shadow, Cyber Grey Shimmer wash
For the lips: 4 shades for lips inPink Mist Shimmer Gloss, Winter Bronze Glitter Gloss, Berry Glitter Gloss, Chrome Pink Shimmer Gloss

Chrome Lip Color:
Port Lip Color
Chrome Metallic Lip Color
Plum Pearl Metallic Lip Color

Chrome Makeup/Brush Bag:
Face Blender Brush
Eye Brush
Lip Brush

Available October 2009
Reader Question:
What is your favorite look for a night out on the town?

I love a dark smoky eye with a pale “J-Lo” lip! I think that is sexy on everyone! Right now, I’m loving a smoky eye when done with a black shadow with gold shimmers in it. I just got one from the Christian Siriano Collection for Victoria’s Secret and it’s just stunning!

The other look I absolutely love is a pale complexion and eyes with a true red lip. This works for anytime or any occasion! You can take this from the office to a romantic night out. It’s just a classic look!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

MAC Cosmetics Magic, Mirth, and Mischief Collection Holiday 2009

Utter Fun
Surprise Me
Total Wow!

Jingle Jangle

Cremesheen Glass:
Ever So Rich
Partial to Pink
Boy Bait

Softsparkle Eye Pencil:
Iris Accents

Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo:
Under Your Spell
Midnight Madness
It’s A Miracle
Blue Sorcery

Mineralize Blush:
Su Perdu Pernatural
Conjure Up

Nail Lacquer:
$$$ Yes
Lucky Number

Available October 15th, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Shu Uemura Nobara Cream Stick Foundation

Inspired by Japanese wild roses, the new Nobara Cream Stick Foundation is ultra creamy and offers flawless coverage. Fashioned after the compact version, impeccable quality and superb ease of use are now at your fingertips. Use it anywhere, touch up anytime, choose from 13 shades to fit your needs.


Frédéric Fekkai is pleased to announce the launch of the new Fekkai Advanced™ hair care line. In celebration, Frédéric Fekkai invites customers exchange any full sized shampoo they currently use for one 8oz Fekkai Advanced Shampoo of their choice. Bring your current shampoo to any participating Saks Fifth Avenue stores on Thursday, September 17th, but be there early, this is only available while supplies last!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Delicate, Soft and Sensual, StellaNude is a scent meant to be worn as a delicate veil on the skin. Moroccan Rose and White Peony gives a soft yet delicate air for moments of tranquility as it gently floats onto your skin Grapefruit and Pink Pepper add a tiny touch of invigoration to wake your senses. While Precious Vanilla, Grey Amber and Musk take sensual to a new level. This is the scent for those who cherish closeness, that secret touch, a nuzzle on the neck from that special someone. This is the scent that evokes that mesmerizing stare from a passing admirer, making him yearn to be close to you, to touch your skin.

Available now at Sephora or

Monday, August 24, 2009

Bobbi Brown Extreme Party Mascara for Winter 2009

Bobbi Brown’s Extreme Party Mascara is designed to give you intense, dramatic lashes that will make your Holiday look pop! Add this to your winter routine the compliments will leave you amazed!

Available October 2009.

Reader Question:

I don’t wear a lot of makeup but for the holidays I’d like to do something special. Any suggestions?

That would be the perfect time to do something special! Even if you don’t wear a lot of makeup, you can look luminous and angelic for the winter and holiday months! Add a bit of lumination to your cheek bones or the bow of you lip. This brings out those features as well as gives you a healthy angelic glow. Lips will look fuller with just a touch of luminizer in the cupid of your lip, and cheek bones will radiate. A luminizer in a champagne shade looks great on just about anyone but a white shimmer looks fabulous for the winter months as well! Kevyn Aucoin has a white shimmer cream that is fantastic! So go ahead and experiment, find one that works for you and go to town!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

M-A-C does Magic!

MAC Magic, Mirth, and Mischief Holiday Kits 2009

Mac fans are always on the wait for the fun and fabulous Holiday Kits! And you will not be disappointed! They are whimsical yet stunning as usual but the best thing is that there is a kit and color combination for everyone and every skin tone!

· Heavenly Dish Neutral Lip Kit
· Possessed By Pink! Lip Kit
· 6 Sorceress Eye Shadows
· 6 Devil May Dare Warm Eye Shadows
· 6 Mystic Cool Eye Shadows
· 6 Smoke and Mirrors Eye Shadows
· Hocus Focus Colourful Face Kit
· Fab-racadabra Bronze Face Kit

Available October 2009

Friday, August 21, 2009

"Golden Beams" for the Holidays

Fire lipstick, liner and laquer

Natural Glow Bronzing Powder

Dolce & Gabbana The Golden Beams Collection for Holiday 2009

“Gold has always been a Dolce & Gabbana signature,” notes Stefano Gabbana. “This collection, based on three shades of gold,” adds Domenico Dolce, “encompasses the sensual, natural and romantic nuances of surreal femininity.”-Dolce and Gabbana

The Golden Beams Collection for Holiday 2009 captures golden tones with a rare depth and an unexpected eroticism, celebrating three ultra femme variations on golden translucence, Yellow Gold, White Gold and Rose Gold. The collection includes rich textures to enhance with glistening tones of gold and enchant with pearly tones. Your end result is daring and distinctively Dolce and Gabbana.

Smooth Eye Colour Quad -Golds 125 (New)
Smooth Eye Colour Duo -Gold 130
Volumized Lashes Mascara -Black 1
Crayon Intense -Gold 3
Lipstick-Fire 235 Classic Cream Lipstick (New), Sparkling 65 Shine Lipstick (New) ,Gold 70 Shine Lipstick
Precision Lipliner -Fire 5 (New)
Luminous Cheek Colour- Caramel 25 (New)
Glow Bronzing Powder -Natural 10
Intense Nail Lacquer- Fire 125 (New), Royal 165 (New)

Fire Lip Liner

Caramel Luminous Cheek Colour

Gold Shadow Quad

Gold Shadow Duo

Intense Gold Eye Liner

Fire, Sparkling, Gold Lipstick

Fire and Royal Nail Laquer

Available On-counter October 2009 at select Saks Fifth Avenue stores and

Oh how Heavenly!

Victoria’s Secret Heavenly Enchanted Eau De Parfum

Sexy and sensual Heavenly Enchanted is inspired by the warmth of Dream Angels Heavenly, only richer, more sensual, wild and mysterious. Sparkling Raspberry, Coconut Milk and Amber give body to the creamy scent for a concentrated touch of Heaven.
Available for a limited time at Victoria’s Secret or

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Chanel’s newest lipstick offers intensely rich color and ultra shine that lasts up to eight hours. The liquid lacquer, with temptingly creamy texture and full coverage, feels indulgent from the very first touch. The super luxurious, long wear creation will come in eight shades with more to be added!

· Cormandel
· Imperial
· Dynastie
· Dragon
· Ming
· Santal
· Phoenix
· Mandarin

Available at Chanel Counters and

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Bobbi Brown Collection for Holiday 2009

Palettes are abundant and aplenty in Bobbi Brown’s treasures for the holiday season! Each packed full of stunning hues of the fall foliage to illuminate every party girl’s face!

· Velvet Plum Eye Palette
· Glitter Lip Balm Palette
· Earth Metal Lip & Eye Palette
· Chrome Eyeshadow

Available October 2009
Chrome Eye Shadow
Glitter Lip Balm Palette
Velvet Plum Eye Palette