Monday, November 30, 2009

Giorgio Armani 'Black Lace' Palette

After Black Friday and now Cyber Monday, that’s a lot of shopping for everyone else; Add this to your holiday clutch and treat yourself on the next biggest shopping day of the year!  The sleek black compact is adorned with fine Swarovski crystal while inside is a shimmering and glittering silky powder to highlight face and décolleté. The bottom level houses a festive eyeshadow quad for holiday festivities. This gem will be hard to resist, as are all of Armani’s special edition creations!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Philosophy a kiss and a wish

Yummy scents and soft shimmer in Raspberry Sorbet, Red Licorice, Pink Bubbly and Candy Cane give high gloss and high flavor shine for irresistible lips. Indulge in all four flavors: these come in mini sizes so you can have it all without worry of adding calories! No more “minute on the lips and forever on the hips”, these are calorie free!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Kate Somerville Friends and Family Is here!

Kate Somerville Friends and Family Event starts this Friday, November 27, 2009  and runs through Monday November 30, 2009. Stock up and save at this once a year event and get 30% off when you shop online at Enter promo code KATE2009 at checkout to get your friends and family discount.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

D&G Fragrance Collection Gift Set

D&G introduces a mesmerizing fragrance wardrobe for those who ask “What am I feeling today?” The uni-sex set contains all five of the scents to intermix and mingle, creating the unique scent for your mood of the day. Each set contains a .7oz spray of 1-Le Bateleur, 3-L'mperatrice, 6-L'Amoureux, 10-L Roue de la Fortune and 18-La Lune. Imagine having an unlimited fragrance wardrobe for whatever mood you’re in! Available at Nordstrom for $65

Monday, November 23, 2009

Philosophy’s First Snow

Get in some good for you bath time this holiday season. With the busy holiday schedules we all carry, it’s always a treat to relax in a bath of snow infused bubbles. Scrub off the stress of the day with Snow Shower Exfoliating bath gel, slather on the Snow Body lotion and get set for a night of indulgent relaxation. Treat your lips to a kiss of snow-like shimmer with Snow Kiss Lip Shine, and off you go for a relaxing night with family and friends. Don’t forget about those extra special people in your life, this makes such a great gift! Enjoy the set for $25 at Nordstrom, Sephora or

Friday, November 20, 2009

shu uemura 'Wish Upon a Star' Holiday Collection

World-renowned Japanese fashion designer Tsumori Chisato has created the limited-edition 'Wish Upon a Star' holiday collection. With shades of shimmer and golden sands, all you can imagine is a night sky full of glimmering stars. This collection is not only celestial, it is cute as a bug!

Tsumori Chisato for shu uemura 'Rouge Unlimited' Lipstick-Jupiter Brown

Tsumori Chisato for shu uemura 'Golden Snow' Duo

TsumoTsumori Chisato for shu uemura Compact Mirror

Tsumori Chisato for shu uemura 'Gloss Unlimited' Mini Lip Gloss Trio

Tsumori Chisato for shu uemura Cosmetic Pouch

Tsumori Chisato for shu uemura 'Planet Cat' Palette

Tsumori Chisato for shu uemura 'Planet Ribbon' Palette

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Angels Heavenly Shimmer Powder

While looking for something to add that touch of “something special” to my holiday look, I ran across this “heavenly” shimmer powder spray! I had actually seen and fallen in love with a similar spray from another line but could not bring myself to pay the big dollar price tag for a spray I’d most likely use just for the holidays! This leaves a luminous mist of golden shimmer on hair and body and is ever so slightly scented with Dream Angel Heavenly. The shimmer is slight, no big chunks of glitter so all you get is a lightly scented mist of luminosity! If you like this one, Victoria’s Secret carries it in most of the scents in their fragrance line. So for the price tag of $25 you get them in all of your favorite scents!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Philosophy Home for the Holidays Creme Brulee

What can be better than the decadent scent of crème brulee captured in a festive, home for the holidays collection? How about having it in a collection with a shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath, a soufflé body cream and a shimmer lip shine? Now it’s even easier to indulge, and not have the calories of such a sweet treat! Start off with a luxurious bath full of crème brulee scented bubbles, slather on a creamy layer of crème brulee indulgent body soufflé; the shimmer lip shine gives you a treat any time of the day. I think that makes for a joyful holiday! The set is available for $25 at or

• 4-fl-oz creme brulee shampoo, shower gel, and bubble bath

• 2-oz creme brulee body lotion

• 0.5 oz flavored lip shine

• Made in USA

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Estée Lauder 'Take It Away' Towelettes

I am all about fast, effective and convenient and with the holidays fast approaching, it is more of a need than a want these days! These portable, pre-moistened towelettes quickly remove makeup and freshen skin without water. Advanced cleansing emulsion hydrates, softens skin and are perfect for on the go cleaning. Airport friendly, these are perfect for your carry-on and make getting clean, hydrated skin a breeze. No need to worry about the 3-1-1 when traveling on a plane with these beauties, just pop the whole package into your carry-on and away you go. Perfect for travel and just as grand for your home routine! I give these five stars!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Philosophy Holiday Hostess™

A cinnamon buns-scented shower gel and lotion set makes for the perfect hostess gift, but even better for you! This delicious duo has the delicious aroma of freshly baked cinnamon buns, add a dab to your bath for high foaming bubbles, and squeeze a bit onto your loofah for a scrumptious shower, then with a slathering of heavenly body lotion for soft touchable skin. But not to worry, the scent does not over power or conflict with any scent you want to wear for the rest of the day! Each 8oz bottle comes with its own pump, ease of dispensing it at your fingertips! Give these as gifts to the host or hostess of that next holiday party to are attending and become the hit of the party! And don’t forget to get a few for yourself; these are a steal at $20 for the set!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Shiseido Rocks the Holiday

RichRocks by Dick Page for Shisheido Holiday 2009

While creating RichRocks for Shisheido Dick page was inspired by the rich color and pure radiance of “unrefined rocks and crystals’ with their natural, savage and mystical powers”. Richrocks is a new type of collection for Shisheido with shades of nature and the textures of pure silk and softness. Rock the holidays this year with the glowing, radiant collection created by world renowned makeup artist to Hollywood and the stars, Dick Page.

Luminizing Satin Eye Color-Pyrite Crystal, Pyrite Sun, blue Stone

Perfect Mascara-Intense Teal

Smoothing Eyeliner-Golden Green

Perfect Rouge Lipstick-Rose Quartz

Translucent Loose Powder-Septarian

Monday, November 9, 2009

Philosophy's Holiday Spice & Everything Nice

Indulge in the holiday spirit with a holiday spice scented shower gel and lip shine duo.
Philosophy's holiday spice and everything nice set includes holiday spice scented, high-foaming shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath 8 oz. and holiday spice flavored lip shine Infused with a blend of citrus and all your favorite warm holiday spices, your senses are stimulated to evoke fond holiday memories. Relax in a tub of bursting of spice scented bubbles after a night of holiday parties, we all know how in demand you are! For $20 you can indulge in a bit of luxury and not worry about breaking the bank, and these make fabulous gifts too!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Alba Organics Coconut Milk Cream Body Wash

This is one of my favorite body washes from Alba Organics. The soft scent of Coconut Milk takes me to the far island tropics, while the coco butter, shea butter and safflower oil replenish my skin after a long hard day. Especially now that the cold weather is approaching, it can leave our skin dry and scratchy, but when you have this on hand to tackle that, no worries! The creamy formula is non-foaming but it leaves skin clean, moisturized, soft and smooth. If you have dry or dehydrated skin, you will love this, but it’s still perfect for any skin type. It couldn’t get any better after all of that, but it does, its only $8.95 for 7oz!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Field Notes from Paris

Field Notes from Paris is a supreme woody oriental concoction that leaves a bit of seductive intoxication. A woman with an alluring heart will love the sexiness of Tonka Bean, Beeswax and Vanilla, the man who adores this same woman can appreciate the Tobacco Flower and Leather tones, for his own enjoyment. Worn together the chemistry is magical. This is a scent to be enjoyed by both man and woman alike, the woody oriental is feminine in a sense yet masculine enough for the man who can appreciate a scent of this caliber. Notes of Coriander Seed, Orange Flower and Bergamot begin the notes. Heart notes of Tobacco Flower and Leaf, Patchouli and Cedar give a headiness that leads to Tonka Bean, Leather, Beeswax and Vanilla for a seductiveness to be enjoyed by both.

When you hear of a scent that has notes of Tobacco and Leather, one can only imagine it to be extremely masculine. Then blend in the Tonka Bean, Beeswax and Vanilla and it may be hard to imagine this scent being one that is sensual and soft yet masculine enough to be a unisex scent. Ineke did an exceptional job with this creation; the notes are blended to perfection for a scent that is not too heady nor too soft. This is not the scent for a woman who prefers something sweet, but is for one who enjoys something a bit more sensual and deep, yet not over powering. The newest creation from Ineke can be found at

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Escape in a Winter Escape with Philosophy

Retreat to a warm shower or bath with new Peppermint Hot Cocoa Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath! Then indulge in a dose of hot cocoa without the marshmallows by slathering on the Marshmallow Body Soufflé for an indulgent skin treat; and end with Marshmallow Flavored Lip Shine! How can you beat a winter escape like that! At only $25 per set, you can enjoy some luxury, even in these hard economic times!
This set contains:

4.0 oz Peppermint Hot Cocoa Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath

-0.5 oz Melting Marshmallow Cream Lip Shine

2.0 oz Melting Marshmallow Cream Body Soufflé

Monday, November 2, 2009

DIOR Skinflash Primer

Dior’s Skinflash is inspired by backstage makeup techniques, SKINFLASH PRIMER is no exception. The new anti-fatigue remedy prepares your complexion for beauty and light with one stroke of the brush. Apply before foundation and skin is smoothed and signs of fatigue and a dull complexion are swept away. The Photo-smart Pigments™ boast photochromic properties and attracts light and diffuse it over your face for a flawless surface and prolong foundation wear. Use it over makeup throughout the day to add instant vitality and refresh a tired complexion. You will notice a fresher and more radiant skin tone with just one brushstroke. The attached brush makes application easy and ready anytime you need a touch of radiance. I've been using this daily under my foundation and have certainly noticed prolonged foundation wear. It is smoother and stays fresh longer than had I not used it. I have also been using it under my eye area for a quick pick-me-up around mid day and wow, instant nap! Except I didn't take nap! Another plus, as you apply it you will feel an instant coolness, which is always nice. Currently available only to Sephora Beauty insiders for $40 and worth every penny!