Monday, May 31, 2010

TOCCA'S Stella SPF 30+ Sunscreen Towelette

The summer sun is rough on the fair ladies of the beauty world, but can be just as rough on the lucky ducky olive toned gals too. Being sun savvy is chic these days, so load up on the sunscreen! We don’t mean the white gooey stuff that sits on top of your skin like a mask, but the softly scented and super luxurious protection of Tocca’s Stella scented sunscreen wipes.

The blood-orange scented formula offers broad-spectrum protection, while its nourishing ingredients of Vitamins E and B5, aloe, marine silk and oak extracts protect and soothe even the most sensitive skin. Each individual towelette is saturated with sweetly scented sweat-resistant sunscreen, so touching up is a cinch, no matter where you are at. A day at the beach, spending an afternoon at the outdoor markets or just lounging in your hammock for a noon time nap, tuck a Tocca sunscreen towelette into your pocket for quick touch-ups whenever you need it.

Each towelette is packed with enough sunscreen for your body and face, so each package of 8 towelettes is perfect for your summer get-a-way. I found the scent to be quite refreshing, and not over powering and best of all, it didn’t class with my perfume. Once I applied it, the scent lingered lightly but then I could not even tell it was there. I loved that it didn’t smell like your typical sunscreen; medicinal. I'm off to do some Memorial Day Beauty shopping so these are on my list. I can never have enough sunscreen! Available at Sephora, or

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Edward Bess “Eye Love You” Collection

Pulled together by the genius mind behind the eponymous brand, Edward Bess creates a kit to make us all giddy with delight. Housed in a sleek black makeup bag, are three essentials for a perfect eye creation. Each kit contains a Soft Smoke shadow trio, Pure Impact Black mascara and a Defining Eyeliner in Deep Black. Everything needed to create a polished look for day, or a sexy seductive smokey look for night is at your fingertips. Transitioning from day to evening is as simple as pulling out your “Eye Love You” kit. Not to mention the sleek makeup bag; it’s sure to be around long after its contents have been lovingly used, ready to be filled with newly loved Edward Bess items! Available at Bergdorf Goodman in NYC.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Bond No. 9 introduces Andy Warhol’s Montauk

NEW YORK, NY, May 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Kicking off summer 2010, Bond No. 9 introduces the new Andy Warhol Montauk fragrance. The fifth in Bond No. 9’s series of Warhol collectible eaux de parfum, Bond No. 9 Andy Warhol Montauk, is an androgynous male-female summer perfume. The fragrance takes a new approach to the genre of beach scent: It riffs on the duality of country and city, rural and urban. Not your usual summer vacation fragrance, it was inspired by Warhol’s forays to Long Island’s farthest reach. Depicting Andy Warhol Montauk as the world’s first twilight beach scent, the bottle’s surface design displays Warhol’s iconic Sunsets, dating from1972—one year after the artist discovered Montauk.

Escape to seaside Montauk this summer with Bond No. 9 Andy Warhol Montauk, back to the 1970’s and 1980’s Andy Warhol. The fragrance captures the windswept days and sexy nights of the Montauk twilight with a fresh and tangy mix of blueberry, wild bergamot, hyacinth, lily of the valley, honeysuckle, maple, red oak driftwood and finally warm amber. Housed in a unique bottle designed with a screen print of Andy Warhol’s abstract work of vibrant colors which are reminiscent of a Montauk sunset, there will be four shade-print designs. Each bottle will have a distinctly different front and back, so that customers have the choice of which “sunset” will be to their liking. The newest scent inspired by Andy Warhol’s seaside town of Montauk will be available Memorial Day weekend at Bond no.9 and select Saks Fifth Avenue stores.

Photo's: Bond no.9

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Ellis Faas Skin Veil

In my never-ending search for my next best foundation, I have run across one that is truly impressive. From the Ellis Faas Human Color Concept collection, the Skin Veil foundation mimics skin’s texture and color for natural-looking coverage. High quality minerals illuminate the complexion reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The nourishing ingredients moisturize yet are oil-free, and the SPF 15 gives all day protection. Housed in the brands signature pen and brush packaging, a few quick strokes and the formulation becomes one with your skin. It’s sheer to medium coverage formula can be layered according to your daily needs. Did I mention its long wearing capabilities? Since we all want perfect makeup all day, and with our busy schedules this is often times inconvenient. No worries with this foundation. A quick dusting of your favorite powder and you are back to a shine free perfect complexion. Each set comes with a refill so you will never be left empty handed. Available at or Bergdorf Goodman in NYC.


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Flowerbomb La Vie En Rose

This limited-edition fragrance seduces the senses with the same glamour as the classic Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum, but with a twist. Its sparkling and refreshingly crisp sensation entices you with top notes of tangerine, bergamot, tea and pink pepper. Lily of the Valley, freesia, and Centifolia Rose create the heart and a base of amber and patchouli provides an anchor to give you the Flowerbomb sophistication. Its decadent freshness makes this the perfect summer scent, while still offering the Flowerbomb experience. This is a limited edition rendition so be sure to pick it up while you can!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Donna Karan 'Cashmere Mist' Body Misting Spray

Being a long time lover of Cashmere Mist eau de parfum, I was thrilled to have something in mist form. It gets very hot here during the summer months and this is going to be the perfect treat for the summer heat. It’s a delicately perfumed mist and can be sprayed all over body before dressing, then layer with the parfum for longer lasting and more intense scenting. For me it will be just the right touch for summer, chill it and spritz it on just before heading out for the day. What a cooling treat! It still has the same warm undertones of sandalwood, amber and musk with a bit of vanilla as well so we’ll still be getting the same Cashmere Mist we all love. It comes in a 4.5oz mist for $45.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Ellis Faas Cosmetics: The Human Color Concept

Ellis Faas is a brand you will not want to miss out on. Still a rather small line, available only at Bergdorf Goodman and on, it is one sure to make a mark on the beauty world. Created by makeup artist Ellis Faas, the color story is based on the natural tones existent in the human body; the tawny peach of a freckle to the blood red that runs through our veins; the universal shades are ones that can be shared by everyone. No matter your age or complexion the shades are designed to flatter all.
The line features shades for skin, eyes and lips in a fluid formulation that melts into the skin for a completely natural compliment. Each item comes housed in a bullet like click style pen, making for portability and ease of use. From the demure to the dramatic, each of her items can be adjusted to create tones and colors for any color creation.With the newness of this line, her products are already making a name for itself. The red lipsticks in her collection are a hit with the market as being ones that compliment skin tones completely. With only a few reds in the collection having ones that are a fit for most complexions seems almost impossible. But Ellis Faas has accomplished the nearly impossible.
This is one collection you must explore; it is outside the box in concept. However, its innovation is not one to be overlooked. Stay tuned as I have reviews on her products to follow. The collection can be reviewed and ordered from or purchased at Bergdorf Goodman in NYC.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Edward Bess Natural Lip Liner

The one and only lip liner in the Edward Bess collection, the Natural Lip Liner follows the minimalist attitude the brand is known for. From the luminous tone of Nude Lotus to the lusty tint of Deep Lust, the Natural Lip Liner lines and defines to perfection. It's universally flattering nude shade makes this the perfect liner for everyone. The automatic twist-up pencil makes pairing this essential pencil with any lipstick in the Edward Bess collection an easy feat. Did I mention its long wearing formulation? Perfect right? Why would you expect any less!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Bobbi Brown Beach Club Collection for Summer 2010

With the summer heat fast approaching, Bobbi Brown’s collection is all about the long wear. New shades of long wearing cream shadows will take you through the summer months looking fresh all day long. Add the much loved Shimmerbrick in Beach with shades of warm bronzes and you are set. Be ready to run to Bobbi Brown counters everywhere in June 2010.


• Beach

Long-Wearing Metallic Cream Shadow

• Moonstone Green

• Opal Pearl

• Surf Blue

• Pink Oyster Pink

Long-Wearing Cream Shadow

• Shore Nude

Monday, May 17, 2010

Chanel Bikini Peach Glossimer

I wanted to write a quick update of the Bikini Peach glossimer from the Spring Pop-up collection. It was the only glossimer in the collection; the other two glosses were the Aqualumiere glosses. Being one of the top sellers of all glosses industry wide, it’s obvious why. They are long wearing and have great color payoff. This particular one I love because I’ve been looking for a true peachy shade for some time. I find the shade then I don’t like the formulation! So to have the perfect peach shade in my favorite formulation is fantastic. It has a slight shimmer to is, as most of the glossimers do. But it’s not too much to take over your lips with a spotlight of glitter. It has enough pigmentation to wear it alone, over a liner or in my case perfection over the Bondi Aqualumiere lipstick, also from the Summer Pop-up collection. My only heart break is that its limited edition and soon will be gone!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tom Ford Private Blend Lip Color Collection

Distribution of Tom Ford’s Private Blend lipstick collection will begin on June 1st, 2010. It is already available in the UK so we have heard fabulous reviews. It is formulated with rare and exotic ingredients including soja seed extract, Brazilian murumura butter and chamomile flower oil. The luxurious formula and ultra-creamy texture are blended with specially treated color pigments for smooth application and just the right amount of luminous color. The shades range from nudes to fire red, beginning with twelve shades initially. Locations for the initial distribution will be limited beginning at Bergdorfgoodman and Neiman Marcus, I will update when I have more details.

Private Blend Lip Color

• Vanilla Suede

• Blush Nude

• Warm Sable

• Pink Dusk

• Pure Pink

• Ginger Fawn

• True Coral

• Cherry Lush

• Smoke Red

• Moroccan Rouge

• Bruised Plum

• Black Orchid

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

 Pure DKNY

"PureDKNY speaks to the core essence of who I am and what I want to touch -- the people and children I love, and being at one with nature, It's about those little moments that bring you joy, pure and simple. Sometimes, those simple things are the hardest to find."-Donna Karan

Currently only available overseas, in Europe and Asia particularly, I am completely enchanted by Donna Karan’s new fragrance. Not only for its enticingly clean scent but for what it stands for. The scent features Vanilla from Uganda, of which part of the proceeds will benefit the women of Uganda to combat poverty and education; and the packaging from inside out are completely sustainable. The whole thing can be recycled after we’ve enjoyed its deliciousness. This is the first perfume in the DKNY family to address the issue of environmental and global issues, so hopefully its success will lead to others.

Dewdrop petal, lotus and Bulgarian rose are the first touch; blending into heart notes of exotic blossoms; finishing off with an intoxicating blend of white amber, sandalwood and vanilla. It’s a mix between a clean scent and a gourmand. Its first impression is not one of a scent named “Pure” as it has more intensity, but it dries down to a creamy, fluid softness. Its global launch began in February 2010, with an anticipated U.S launch around July 2010, but if you must try it sooner; it is currently available on some perfume sites such as and Some sites are already sold out so if you want to try this before it hits the U.S market try the sites I listed, they are still available.

Photo courtesy of Dkny

Monday, May 10, 2010

Bobbi Brown Treatment Lip Shine SPF 15

Treatment Lip Shine SPF15 is a lightweight, soft shine lipstick that is also a lip treatment. It comforts dry, chapped lips and provides moisturizing benefits with natural Cocoa and Shea Butters, Jojoba, Apricot Kernel and Avocado oils. Peptides, along with Vitamin C and Paracress, stimulate collagen production for long term reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, while SPF15 helps prevent future sun damage. Lips are healthier, smoother, softer and protected, while glowing with a hint of soft sheer color. Available at Nordstrom for $22 each.

Treatment Lip Shine SPF 15

• Nectarine

• Brownie Nude

• Papaya

• Pink Glisten

• Raspberry Pink

• Moonlight Rose

• Rosy Nude

• Sunset Bronze

• Berry

• Maple

• Plumberry

• Desert Rose

Saturday, May 8, 2010

MAC Superglass Collection

Just when you thought Dazzleglass was the best of the brightest, along comes Super glass! The secret is the snowflake shaped helicon pearls; adding sparkle in three different facets for triple the dazzle affect. Lightly scented with vanilla and no hint of grit, lips are soft and kissable. Lips have gone big and explosively dimensional! Available in U.S on May 6th 2010 and International in July 2010


• Tunnel of Love

• Sugar Overload

• Disco Blendd

• Sweet Tart

• Gift Wrap

• Totally Bang!

• Cherry

• Superflash!

• Fab Frenzy

Thursday, May 6, 2010

philosophy 'amazing grace' and ‘pure grace' perfumed antiperspirant / deodorant

As a long time user of another deodorant; whose name I won’t mention right now. But those that use it know there has not been another like it. Until now. 'amazing grace' and ‘pure grace’ perfumed antiperspirant/deodorant is amazingly clean, beautifully scented with the amazing grace or pure grace scent. Its silky formula is infused with vitamin E and moisturizing agents to soothe underarm skin leaving underarms feeling smooth and soft. However softly scented, it packs a powerful punch of protection, leaves no white residue or those awful balls of deodorant. I don’t know about anyone else, but to me there is nothing worse than wearing a beautiful sleeveless top and lifting your arms to see yucky deodorant residue! Gone, no more, never again! I originally bought this from QVC and during their last airing; I couldn’t order is fast enough before it sold out. That’s how good its ratings are. But now Nordstrom and is carrying it, and how happy I was to find that out!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Smashbox Naked Beauty Summer 2010

Your natural beauty is evident with this gorgeous collection of sunkissed, luminous shades. The Illuminating bronzer adds a touch of luminous color just where you need it; creamy cheek colors and barely-there glosses create a sexy summer glow. The entire collection is about showing the true, naked beauty in all of us. Available at

• Photo Finish Lid Primer-Golden Nude

• Halo Hydrating Perfecting Bronzer

• Naked Beauty Highlights/Creamy Cheek Color

• Naked Beauty Mini Lip Gloss Kit

Monday, May 3, 2010

NARS Pure Sheer SPF Lip Treatment

NARS Pure Sheer SPF Lip Treatment adds a touch of tint while it nourishes and hydrates chapped lips. The rich and creamy texture protects lips with SPF 15; the Wild Mango Butter’s superior moisturizing benefits leaves lips feeling soft and supple, while repairing dry or scaled skin. Vitamin E, Polar Berries and Acai Oil provide antioxidants and long lasting hydration for the lips for long lasting protection. End result; kissably soft lips! Available May 2010 for $25 each.

Pure Sheer SPF Lip Treatment

• Aurore Seashell pink

• Greta Mauve

• Paloma Cantaloupe

• Lara Pastel pink

• Angelique Strawberry

• Bianca Pearl