Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Dolce & Gabbana: The Brush Collection for Summer 2010

From Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana i.e. Dolce & Gabbana: The Brush Collection. A brush collection created of natural Goat AAA and sable to enhance the already intriguing “The Make Up” line; soft and sculpted and precisely engineered to highlight and refine effortlessly.

The Brush Collection is an exceptional line up of professional quality tools to assure a flawless, polished finish for endless Dolce and Gabbana glamour. Available now at select Saks Fifth Avenue stores and Saksfifthavenue.com.

The Powder Brush -$55.00

The Blush Brush -$48.00

The Eyeshading Brush -$30.00

The Blending Brush -$32.00

The Retractable Lip Brush -$29.00

Monday, March 29, 2010

Edward Bess After Sunset Compact Rouge for Lips and Cheeks

New to the collection of Edward Bess, is the luxurious After Sunset Compact Rouge for Lips and Cheeks. A mid toned rosy shade that gives the lips and pout the perfect natural tone, this is the perfect complement to any skin tone. Then add a tiny dab to apples of cheeks for a flushed fresh glow. Lovely is the multi-usability of the creamy rouge, not super shiny on the lips, and just the right amount of rosy wash for the cheeks. Not to mention the sleep black packaging that makes this so elegant to take out and peer into its mirror any where you are! All will be envious and wonder, who is this Edward Bess and where can I get this! Available at Bergdorf Goodman and Edwardbess.com.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

philosophy 'the color of grace' eye lighting shade duo and angel kiss gloss

I previously posted about the collection when it was released on QVC, but now the collection is available anywhere Philosophy is sold particularly at Philosophy.com and Nordstrom or Nordstrom.com. They’ve added a few items to the “Color or Grace Collection”. Both of the new items complement and enhance the other items in the collection to give you a complete angelic luminosity.

The Eye Lighting Shade Duo is a dose of heavenly color for your eyes. It’s a delicate duo of soft, sheer washes of color to add light and luminosity to your spring look. The neutal shades contained in this apealling compact make this a perfect compliment to not only the remaining color of grace items, but to any color wardrobe.

The “Angel Kiss” Gloss compact gives a creamy dose of dreamy goodness with a high-shine sheer gloss. Not only angelically pretty, it contains good for your lips ingredients such as acai berries, pomegranate and shea butter to enhance softness and the natural rosiness of your lips.

Friday, March 26, 2010

MAC Art Supplies Collection

Pencils and markers for eyes and lips incorporate the concept of art tools into MAC makeup. Whether creating fun or sophisticated looks, having the tools to design them is as easy as picking up some “Art Supplies”. Available April 1, 2010.

Pro Longwear Lipstain Marker

• Full of Flare

• Stylesetter

• A Classic Red

• Purposefully

• Modern Mocha

• Point of View

• Tomorrow’s Coral

• Runway

• Sunset

Greasepaint Stick

• Greengrease

• Zinc Zone

• Slick Black

• Dirty

• Brown, Now

• Below Ground

• Uniformly Blue

• Charred Mauve

Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner

• Almost Noir

• Designer Purple

• Petrol Blue

• Undercurrent

• Industrial

• Black Line


• Clear Clear

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Edward Bess Platinum Concealer

An exceptional creation from the wondrous mind of Edward Bess, this concealer leaves many others in the dust. Although providing the best coverage, stick concealers can be dry and cakey, and hard to blend. But not this one! Creamy to the touch and easy to blend, this amazing concealer provides excellent wear and coverage, can be re-applied hours later and still give the look of perfect eyes. No one will ever know of the dark circles from your late night out, hours of studying or just plain old genetics! The sleek black packaging is true to my minimalist style, yet the product meets the high standards I expect of the products in my cosmetic wardrobe. This will be the best $38 you’ve spent in a long time! Available in for shades of Ivory Nude, Soft Beige, Natural Tan and Warm Amber at Bergdorf Goodman and Edwardbess.com.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Guerlain Terracotta Collection for Summer 2010

From the authority on bronzing, Guerlain presents it summer collection; a collection of products to produce a naturally wondrous tan, or enhance the tan your already have. Radiance and luminosity are obtained, no matter the season or skin tone. Available March 2010.

Terracotta 4 Seasons

• Blondes (01)

• Brunettes (02)

Terracotta Gloss

• Sable (01)

• Sierra (02)

• Grenade (03)

• Ambre (04)

• Santal (05)

• Ebene (06)

Terracotta Light

• Blondes Halees (01)

• Brunette Halees (02)

Terracotta Fard Metal Eye Shadow & Liner

• Gold Rush (01)

• Smoky Metal (02)

Terracotta Khol

• Mirage (06)

Terracotta Touch

• Blondes (01)

• Brunettes (02)

Terracotta Teint d’Ailleurs

• Blondes (01)

• Brunettes (02)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The talented Mr. Bess, Edward Bess that is!

On a recent trip to New York City, I made my usual visit to Bergdorf Goodman. It is one of my favorite stops in the city and I am always thrilled with the goodies I walk away with. There in the basement level of Bergdorf, lie many of the fine items not available on the mainstream market, one being the Edward Bess collection. Previous trips have left me rushing to get in whatever I could, but on this particular trip my only goal was to stop and really enjoy the Edward Bess installation. Only having access via website and over the phone, it’s hard to judge shades so I was thrilled to be there in person.

Low and behold the sight I came upon when a charming gentleman greeted me. It was the fabulous Edward Bess himself! I was taken aback on his charm and genuine sincerity, and what a sight to behold, pictures do not do justice! He is an amazingly handsome young man! Imagine this package…charm, genuine sincerity, amazingly pleasing features and immense ambition, all rolled up into one being. How can that be? In this instance you can truly say and mean “you can’t judge a book by its cover”, for who would know the genius mind behind the blue eyes and young face?

His lipsticks are creamy, with great pigmentation; lip glosses that are non sticky and give great depth; shadows that are superbly silky and long wearing, the list goes on. How can that be from such a baby company? Only four years old and new to the beauty world, the detail and thought Mr. Bess has put into the development of his products is what makes him a step above the rest. With the super powers of Estee Lauder and the couture design houses of Dior and Chanel, he is in for a fight! But so far, he’s holding his own. Formerly only a small étagère and now a full counter, he’s obviously a main player to be able to gain so much attention amongst the high standards of Bergdorf Goodman and the beauty aficionado’s of the cosmetic world! From his starting point of the Lip Wardrobe to a full collection of items for lips, eyes and face, I wait eagerly of the new products to come from this amazing collection(many of his current products have pushed my former holy grails to the back burner). I only expect excellence to come, so I wait patiently! Currently only available at Bergdorf Goodman and Edwardbess.com.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Dolce & Gabbana Intimate Sensuality Collection for Spring 2010

For Spring 2010 Dolce and Gabbana introduces the Intimate Sensuality Collection for Spring 2010: a collection that explores femininity and sensuality. Inspired by the Dolce & Gabbana woman; a woman who expects luxury, seeks glamour and is only satisfied with the best. You can seek your luxury and glamour beginning in March 2010.


• Classic Cream Petal (#145)

• Classic Cream Glam (#115)

• Shine Precious (#125)

Precision Lip Liner

• Ultra (#7)

Ultra Shine Lipgloss

• Innocence (#78)

Smooth Eye Colour Quad

• Petal (#145)

• Stromboli (#130) (Re-release)

Smooth Eye Colour Duo

• Mystery (#106)

Crayon Intense

• Nude (#9)

Luminous Cheek Colour

• Apricot (#

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Jo Malone Vitamin E Body Balm

The newest addition to Jo Malone’s Vitamin E skincare collection, the Vitamin E Body Balm fits right into the highly nourishing and deeply moisturizing line. It is highly concentrated to immediately soothe and hydrate parched skin. Long lasting conditioning effects replenish skin restoring its softness and sumptuousness while it is instantly absorbed leaving nothing behind but skin ready to be touched. Definitely a treatment item, it’s highly addictiveness might make this an everyday item!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Les Trompe-L’oeil De Chanel

Absolutely intriguing is a collection of fifty-five exclusive temporary tattoo’s that come to us directly from the runways of Fashion Week. All of the tattoos were originally hand drawn by Peter Philips, Global Creative Director of CHANEL makeup, for the Spring-Summer 2010 Fashion Show in Paris. And was a hit, bringing a bit of edgy couture to a temporary tattoo in a way only Chanel does. Inspiring images of CHANEL symbols and icons, oriental cherry blossoms and birds, can be mixed and matched for unlimited effects. Follow the trend from Fashion Week makeup artists and fill in the different areas of the tattoos with Ecriture De Chanel liquid liner, for a multi-dimensional look. Available exclusively at Chanel.com for $75 you can have a piece of Chanel ink without the long term commitment. I’ve ready many idea’s on this new concept, some said “trashy” and not qualitative of CHANEL, some said “fantastic” and a fun trend, I say “LOVE IT”!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Yves Saint Laurent Spring 2010

This collection represents of the Parisian woman, one of allure and passion. She is intimate, sensual, decadent. She is the YSL woman.

Ombres Duolumiers Eye Duo

• #25 Turquoise Blue, Hazy Violet

• #27 Golden Pink, Bronze

Oombres 5 Lumieres Eye Palette

• #9 Parisian Sky

Golden Gloss

• #19 Golden Petal

• #20 Golden Macadamia

Gloss Veloupte

• #5 Sugared Almond

• #6 Vanilla Pink

• #7 Tangy Orange

• #8 Glazed Black Currant

Y-Mail Complexion Palette

• #1

• #2

Nail Laquer

• #41 Beige Chiffon

• #143 Mauve Silk

Sunday, March 7, 2010

KenzoKi Part 2-Sensual Marshmallow Mask

The ‘Sensual’ fragrance from Kenzoki is based on the scent of steamed rice, soft and sensual; the soft scent of skin. I first encountered the skincare and bodycare of the KenzoKi line when Nordstrom used to carry it. It then went onto Sephora for awhile and I was thrilled that we were starting to distribute this fabulous line in the US. It is based on Japanese skin care technology and we all know and see how advanced they are; ever see a Japanese woman with bad skin? Unfortunately, it’s one of those lines that the mass markets here didn’t catch onto. But its fabulousness is not diminished because of it. It’s now only sold on Kenzousa.com, one site I visit often for replenishment of my KenzoKi products. It’s an extension of the Kenzo line and we all know and love Amour, so just imagine this scented line to be of that family, just a touch lighter and softer.

In ending the review of the “Sensual” facial care collection, Marshmallow Mask is one to not be forgotten, and you won’t once you try it. It too is part of the ‘Sensual’ fragrance line but ever so slightly scented as to not irritate those sensitive to fragrance in their skincare. Give your face a treat once in a while, it puts up with a lot of abuse! The Marshmallow Mask gives a bit of TLC to soften and hydrate stressed skin, bringing it back to softness and suppleness. Its rich texture with cocoa butter, cameline oil and cotton butter work deeply to hydrate and repair, while calming your senses with the light scent ‘Sensual’ steamed rice. This treatment is highly addicting, it not only repairs your skin but repairs you senses combining performance with pleasure. Available in 1.7oz for $45 at Kenzousa.com.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Bobbi Brown Color Strips Collection for Spring 2010

Bobbi Brown is always collaborating to bring beauty and glamour to our fingertips; literally to our fingertips. For Spring 2010 Bobbi Brown brings us the Color Strips Collection, a complete look for the eye, lip and cheek all contained in one palette. Each of the palettes contains five shadows and three pot rouges, all designed to work together and complement each other. Bright shades with perfect neutrals are what makes these palettes really work, everyone will be able to wear these and make them work. No more getting palettes that end up with a shade or two unused, these are all completely wearable and workable for everyone! These will be available in March for $60.
Color Strips Palette

• Bonfire

• Orchid

• Aquamarine

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Bond no.9 Highline Fragrance

Named after the High Line, an elevated public park system in New York City, Bond No.9 is scheduled to launch their newest fragrance in March 2010. The High Line is a renovated green space 1.45 miles long and elevated on a rail structure running from Ganesvoort Street to 34th Street on Manhattan’s West Side. The park features 210 plant species, with 161 plants native to New York.

These plants inspired Bond to create a scent dedicated to the park’s theme bringing together bergamot, purple love grass with a hint of Indian Rhubarb. Add a heart of Red Leaf Rose, Lady Jane Tulips and Grape Hyacinth with a dry down of High Line Bur Oak, Sea Moss, Musk and Teakwood; and captured in the art deco bottle is the essence evoked by the High Line Park.

The newest scent to the House of Bond will be available for $145 for 50ml/ $220 for 100ml beginning March 2, 2010 at Bondno9.com or at Saks Fifth Avenue or any one of the Bond Boutiques.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Laura Mercier New Under Eye Perfectors and Secret Concealer

Secret Concealer shades

Undereye Perfector shades

Following the release of the new shades of the ever famous Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 are the new items for the eye area. New shades have been introduced for the Secret Concealer line and a new product completely, the Under Eye Perfector. The Under Eye Perfector comes in two shades for correcting and brightening under the eyes and three new shades added for the Secret Concealer color range, additional shades are now available for darker skin tones. Both are of the super creamy texture all of Laura Mercier’s products are known for, won’t crease, cake or settle into fine lines. I already love the Secret Concealer so adding the Under Eye Perfector for brightness will be great! Who doesn’t seek bright and flawless eyes, like you’ve had 8hrs of sleep?