Friday, April 30, 2010

philosophy 'apricots and cream' gift set

The newest collection of yummy scents to grace the philosophy collection is Apricots and Cream. Available in the shower gel, bubble bath and shampoo formulation each 8oz bottle from the gift set gives you a healthy, blissful treat. Layer from head to toe for healthy skin and hair; skin that is revitalized and super hydrated. Add the fresh, sweet scent and you will be running to the nearest store for the super size! Full sizes are available for $16-$24 and a gift set is available with 8oz sizes for $25.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Burberry Makeup launches to public

“[Burberry Beauty] is completely integrated with everything else we do with the brand and with the company,” said Christopher Bailey, Burberry’s chief creative officer. “It started because I felt that, at shows and the shoots, the whole [Burberry] attitude is epitomized through the shoes, the bags, the clothes, the accessories, but then the face was the one thing I really struggled with. When we were doing makeup, I felt like we weren’t able to get the right attitude. It was either caked-on makeup or then just the wrong colors, the wrong tones, the wrong spirit for makeup. I wanted it to be this kind of effortless elegance.”

The trench influenced the designer’s choice of makeup shades, too. “I liked the idea of taking the trenchcoat and the weather as the two things that influence and define the colors,” said Bailey. “You’ve got the naturals from the trenchcoats and from the weather you’ve got these beautiful stormy grays and stormy blues. Then, when the sun comes out, you’ve got this glow and you’ve got lighter tones, as well.”

Distribution will begin with 30 doors worldwide at select Harrods (UK), Nordstrom (US), and Lane Crawford (HK). They expect to expand distribution by an additional 30 to 40 doors by next year. Pricing for the brand will retail about the same as other high-end designer brand cosmetics. According to WWD, Burberry will be launching Burberry Beauty around July 2010. The initial launch will feature 96 units, with inspiration from the brands iconic trench coat. I am personally super excited, as Burberry is one of my favorite brands; now I can add to the whole look. I nearly died when Dolce and Gabbana did this and have been pleased thus far. Note to self; remain calm July will be here before you know it!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Givenchy Summer 2010 Collection

How stunningly feminine is the Givenchy summer collection! Shades of the islands adorn face and lips, new items to tease and taunt leaving you yearning for the island tropics. Expected to be released in April-May 2010.

Fleur de Frangipanier

• Island Sun (No. 2)

• Island Tan (No. 3)

Le Preisme Yeux Island Camaieu

• Island Lagoon (No. 17)

• Island Sand (No. 18)

Phenomen’Eyes (Waterproof)

• Black (No. 1)

• Brown (No. 2)

• Turquoise (No. 3)

Acti’Mine Sun

• Island Honey (No. 9)

• Island Macadamia (No. 10)

Pop Gloss Crystal Sun

• Sun Guava (No. 472)

• Sun Papaya (No. 473)

• Sun Cocoa (No. 474)

Rouge Interdit

• Island Hibiscus (No. 47)

Vernis Please! (Not available in the U.S.)

• Island Lagoon (No. 169)

• Island Palm (No. 170)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Edward Bess Deep Shine Lip Gloss

Extending from his original release of the Lip Wardrobe, the Deep Shine Lip gloss is exceptional with a slight fig scent, just a tad as to not knock you out! Most are without shimmer but adds superb depth so they can be worn coordinated with his lipsticks or worn alone for softness and shine. Either way you wear it, they non sticky yet wear quite well; this is plus if you don’t like the stickiness that comes with most long wear glosses! Some of us just can’t pull off the goopy, super vinyl lips anymore, as much as we’d like to think we can! From highly rated nudes to deep, dark and lusty his shades compliment just about every skin tone so no more guess work. The two that I have been using quite regularly are Desert Glow, a fabulous nude; and Soft Whisper an equally appealing rosy tinted nude. It has been hard to pick one or two so I forewarn you, before you know it you will have the equivalent of his famous Lip Wardrobe!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

philosophy miracle worker anti-aging concentrate

New to philosophy’s line of wondrous skincare, is the Miracle Worker collection. The anti-aging concentrate contains the same peptide technology that boosts skins natural ability to rejuvenate as it supports the natural collagen production. The end result is increased firmness, and we all love that! The hydrating water-based formulation is perfection under makeup or sunscreen, and if you have oily skin use alone for that extra boost. Everyone else can use this under the Miracle Worker Moisturizer for an extra boost of hydration and skin boosting benefits. I especially love the smooth, silky texture; it melts into my skin for residue -free treatment under the moisturizer. After a week of night time treatment, I can definitely see the difference in my skin texture and clarity. Especially when hope is just not enough anymore! It’s a miracle!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Dolce & Gabanna's The Midnight Bloom Collection for Summer 2010

Developed by the talents of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana i.e. Dolce and Gabbana, a collection of transfixing colors and textures for The Makeup Collection of Dolce and Gabbana. The seasons luminous colors are transformed straight from the runway, created by the brilliant duo is a dynamic collection inspired by glamour, sophistication and romance. All that a Dolce and Gabbana woman is cherished to be. She cherishes her sultry sensuality, yet flaunts her femininity and relishes in a luxury that is effortless. The Midnight Bloom collection incorporates the past with the present for a touch of fantasy. Be on the lookout for this fabulous collection in May 2010 at select Saks Fifth Avenue Stores.

Eyeshadow Quad

• Fabulous (155)

Eyeshadow Duo

• Laguna (150)

Crayon Intense

• Blue (8)

Shine Lipstick

• Delicate (53)

• Emotion (56)

Classic Cream Lipstick

• Nude (50)


• Delicious (73)

Precision Lipliner

• Nude (1)

Luminous Cheek Colour

• Tan (22)

Intense Nail Lacquer

• Shocking (122)

• Nude (210)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Edward Bess Daydream Bronzer

On my never ending search for the perfect bronzer, I came across another fabulous Edward Bess product, the Daydream Bronzer. Should I have expected any less than perfection from this eponymous brand, I think not! Without a trace or tint of orange, a luminous sunlit glow is your end result. The super silky texture allows for blend-ability and build-ability so you can achieve the perfect glow without a second thought. Layer with a sheer light dusting for the lit from within glow. Or layer for a deeper darker tint to enhance the illusion of a deep dark tropical tan.

For my light-medium skin tone, Daydream is perfection. For darker skin tones Desert Sun will be just what you are looking for. Either one is void of the tones that leave you fearful of mimicking the Great Pumpkin; all you have is just what you want, a sexy, soft, luminous summer glow. Only now, you can have it year round! Currently available at or Bergdorf Goodman NYC for $48.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Reader Question:

What one product do you think everyone needs to use?

Sunscreen, I can’t stress that enough . We all slather it on our infants and children, but tend to slack off when it comes to ourselves. Sun damage can occur at any level of exposure and is often deep within the dermis so it goes unnoticed, until it’s too late. I prefer to use at least SPF 30 but any level is better than none.
Thank you, Pink Haired Beauty Student for the question!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Dior Addicted to Dior Collection for Summer 2010

If you are ready and waiting for a collection to take you from the long winter into the summer warmth, this is the collection you have been waiting for. Skin and eyes will glow, lips will be lit with health and the complexion will be illuminated as if the tropics have been here all along. Available April 2010.

Addicted to Dior

• Addicted to Coral (001)

• Addicted to Pink (002)

5-Couleur Eyeshadow

• Ready-to-Glow (649)

• Crush Glow (659)

1 Colour Extreme Eyeshadow

• Golden Spotlight (616)

Dior Addict High Shine

• Rose Trendsetter (574)

Dior Addict Crystal Gloss

• Crystal Gloss (001)

Dior Nude Glow

• 001

Monday, April 12, 2010


New to philosophy’s line of wondrous skincare, is Miracle Worker Miraculous anti-aging moisturizer. The new miracle helps firm and hydrate the skin, while addressing the signs of aging. The Miracle Worker cream features a unique complex that helps to replenish skin's natural moisture barrier, while resveratrol helps promote skin's vitality for a firm, radiant finish. While loaded with vitamin c and glutathione, this miraculous moisturizer contains the highest level of antioxidants of any philosophy moisturizer, promoting soothing and calming results for sensitive or irritated skin types. It helps support natural collagen, brightens a tired and lack luster complexion and protects skin against environmental attack, the primary cause of premature aging. When used in conjunction with other miracle worker miraculous anti-aging products, the end result is optimum health for radiantly healthy skin. When it’s time to take that big step into anti-aging skincare and hope is just not enough anymore, you will be grateful for the miracle worker.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Oribe Signature Royal Blowout

Amazing is all I can say to describe this line of luxury hair care. If you are into blow drying you hair, whether you like sleek and straight or a head full of soft, bouncy body; you must incorporate Royal Blowout into your regimen. This ultra-lightweight mist smoothes even the most unruly and hard to handle hair, while speeding up your dry time. It helps to repair split ends, nourishes, softens and strengthens the hair, giving it body and shine. Your blow out will last days longer with this miraculous spray. Or use it to refresh a blow out between washings to freshen up your do. A bit on the pricy side, it reigns in at $49 for a 5oz bottle, but consider the savings of having salon results at home. And the heavenly scent ; enough to make you want it for that reason alone!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Edward Bess Luxury Eye Brush

It’s no wonder this super luxurious brush was featured in InStyle Magazine! Featured under an article about Jennifer Lopez and Scott Barnes, Scott Barnes talks of how to achieve an easy and perfect smoky eye. His tool of choice is of course, Edward Bess’s Luxury Eye Brush. I agree completely, as this is the perfect brush for achieving that perfect J-LO look, or any look for that matter! It is dense enough to lay down color yet soft enough to blend away all imperfections for the perfect eye. The bristles are super soft and shaped perfectly for contouring, blending, shading and even smudging. It is the one and only eye brush in the Edward Bess collection and I can see why. It agrees with Mr. Bess’s philosophy of minimalism, so it is designed to be the only brush you will need for eyes. Super soft bristles and a sleek black handle are easily cleansed with your favorite brush cleansers (in my case baby shampoo), for long lasting luxury. This is the only brush in the Edward Bess collection, and although I’d be happy to see more, it would not be bad were this to be the only one, since this is the only one you could need! Currently available at Bergdorf Goodman or for $40.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

philosophy eternal grace-a new fragrance from philosophy

a graceful heart is forever young.

Its beat timeless. Its joy effortless.

Its capacity for love limitless.

It transcends the boundaries of age,

enticing others to tiptoe closer and

delight in its rhythm.

The newest fragrance from philosophy is scheduled to be released in May 2010, exclusively to QVC. The refined blend of clean, crisp notes, intermingled with delicate floral's and bright refreshing citrus, will delight the senses of all who love and adore philosophy’s fragrances. Amazing Grace, Pure Grace and Baby Grace are the classics and all time favorites; Falling in Love and Unconditional Love bring out the romantic side in all of us; but this one, Eternal Grace takes us to a new level of fresh and clean. It’s a fragrance not overpowering, yet it touches your senses. It’s a fragrance for you to enjoy and all who dare to be close to you.
MAC Pret-a-Papier Collection for Summer 2010

Lipstick, LipGlass, Eye Shadow, Paint Pot, Chromografic Pencil, Studio Fix Lash, Impeccable Brow Pencil, Sheertone and Mineralize Blushes, and Nail Lacquer in a seamless spectrum of parchment-to-vellum beiges, all inspire by paper, something so basically simple. A collection to make something as basic as shades and textures of paper so beautiful; with pops of color, from patterns to paper, from avante garde to runway. Available April 2010.

Chromagraphic Pencil

• NC15/NW20

• NW25/NC30

Impeccable Brow Pencil

• Dirty Blonde

• Taupe

Studio Fix Lash

• Black Fix


• Instant Chic

• Garb

Mineralize Blush

• Light Over Dark

Paint Pot

• Coral Crepe

• Groundwork


• Archetype

• Dressmaker, Dressmaker

• Made to Order

• Kraft


• C-Thru

• Fold and Tuck

• Pret-a-Papier


• Tissue Weight

• Bamboo

• Cut to Fit

• Gazette Grey

• Memorabilia

Nail Lacquer

• Brown Bag

• Originality

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Guerlain Meteorites Collection-Perles Collection for Summer 2010

As the masters of bronzers, Guerlain is also the master of the Highlighter/Powders. The Meteorites have had a cult following for many years and their limited edition Holiday Meteorites have had Guerlain lovers clamoring to the counters. This new collection offers eye and lip shades to compliment the new limited edition Meteorites, sure to leave all in a state of aw. Available April/May 2010.

Ombre Eclat — Eyeshadow Quad

• Ombre Perlees- Beige, satin pink, taupe, smoky brown

KissKiss Baby

• Cherry Summer Cherry pink

• Coral Sunset Coral

Ombre Eclat — Eyeshadow

• L’Instant d’Un Baiser

• L’Instant d’Une Caresse

• L’Instant d’Un Reve 

• L’Instant d’Une Emotion 


• Rose Tint -Soft rose tint for cool skin tones

• Beige Tint -Light tan for neutral-warm skin tones

• Gold Tint -Soft gold for warm skintones