The Collection hit the stores in Feb, 2010. At first I didn’t pay much attention to the collection that has four collections within one. I though another MAC Collection that was similar to other collections. Until I came across the Blush Ombre’s especially the Ripe Peach. When I sought out to get my hands on my own I was way to late and out of luck. Until today, finally my own below are swatches and colors.
Blush Ombre – Ripe Peach
Eye shadows I bought: Hot Hot Hot and Straw Harvest
Recent celebrities spotted using it include: Sheryl Crowe, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Kate Bosworth, Emily Blunt
“When I blow-dry her (Jennifer Aniston) hair straight, I like to use Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Oil…it’s awesome.” Chris McMillian and longtime friend and stylist for Jennifer Aniston
“I love to work this product into my blow-outs. It adds incredible shine and Karlie Kloss and Abbey Lee (models) absolutely love it!” — Conrad Dornan, editorial/Fashion Week hairstylist, who regularly works with hip downtown NYC fashion crowd, such as Chrissy Miller (Sophmore designer), Annabelle Dexter Jones, Charlotte Ronson (designer), Lindsay Lohan
“Initially it’s the Camellia fragrance of Essence Absolue that makes guests beg to know what I’m rubbing between my hands. Then I use it to protect their hair before color and again to cure dryness, add UV protection and ultra shine to their blowout and watch them fall in love.” – Michael Angelo, Owner of Wonderland Beauty Parlor, NYC, whose clients include model fashionistas Devon Aioki, Noot Seear, Brooklyn Decker, Agyness Deyn, Lydia Hearst, Anna Jagodzinska, Carmen Kass, Angela Lindvall, Anja Rubik, Valentina Zelyaeva
Below is a list of items to try and get your sweet little paws on before they vanish!
OPI Classic Nail Polish in: Fiji Weejee Fawn featured in the March issue of Allure with Jessica Simpson on the cover. Fabulous Color!
Rodin Olio Lusso Face Oil: In the Report new hair and makeup trends by: Lauren Cohen
|RODIN olio lusso, composed of an aromatic blend of eleven essential oils is derived from flowers and other botanicals — every one of them known for their skin-soothing, softening, and glow-giving properties. Blended together, they leave skin looking and feeling instantly supple, radiant and hydrated. RODIN olio lusso is more than a liquid moisturizer. It is a skin scent that is chemical free, and makes your skin feel the best it can be naturally. To use, apply a few drops of RODIN olio lusso on a clean, moist face, morning and night.|
MAC Blush in Dolly Mix: Wake up those spring cheeks!!!!
A Celebrity’s Must have brand LA MER!
La Mer has combined its miraculous skincare with an all important sunscreen and subtle tint to create The SPF 18 Fluid Tint. The Fabulous Tint comes in three natural shades, not only does it give your skin that sun-kissed glow but it also protects from the sun.
Designed for daily use, this incredibly light water-borne formula absorbs instantly into the skin to provide broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. However, it is much more than a simple sunscreen and provides a trio of natural and sea-derived ingredients that uniquely benefit the skin. Gemstones absorb light energy, transforming it into beneficial green light to enhance anti-oxidant activity. Photonic sphere within The SPF 18 Fluid Tint redirect and diffuse light. Smart, light-reactive seaweeds impart natural humectant properties to bind moisture-preventing dehydration.
Tourmaline and Brazilian Malachite capture light energy and provide anti-oxidant benefits. These semi-precious gemstones found in The Fluid Tint absorb light and continuously re-emit it as beneficial green light. These beneficial rays of green light have a powerful anti-oxidant effect on the skin. Additiionally, the light energy they emity acts as a generator for the miraculous broth found in Creme de la Mer, Boosting its efficacy.
Hollow phtonic Spheres help this Fluid divert light waves. The Fluid Tint uses hollow photonic spheres to scatter light rays – light enters the spheres and is ” bent ” and redirected. The SPF 18 Fluid Tint reduces the potential for damage with sunscreen while also creating a glattering light effect that helps skin appear more luminous.
Seaweed imparts protective, hydrating benefits. Smart seaweeds included in The Fluid Tint have natural humectant properties that work to attract and bind mosture to the skin. These unique, light-reactive seaweeds in their natural state produce a protective emollient barrier to prevent dehydration when exposed to the elements. They provide the same remarkable effect in The Fluid Tint, preventing dehydration by providing essential emolliency when skin needs it most.
For more information on LA MER products please visit. www.lamer.com
Available at select Saks, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman.
Retail: $ 65.00 1.07oz
Cate Blanchett consistently looks stunning. Her secret? It’s a skincare line called SK-II. Introducing the secret key to harnessing the ‘ Glow from Within ‘
In a study conducted by global research firm, AC neilsen, SK-II learned that when it comes to top complexion concerns amoungst women all over the world, ‘ brightening ‘ fast becoming a benchmark. Well beyond age-spot care of post-sun treatments, women are now more than ever seeking the secret to translucent, even-tones skin that glows iwth radiance from within the skin suface.
Sk-II introduces Cellumination-conditioning of cells to boost transmission of light within the surface so your skin looks more luminous and even-toned. The SK-II Cellumination series is a next-generation skincare ritual to help brighten and beautify your skin inspired by the study and measurement of ” Aura-Lucency”.
What is Aura-Lucency you ask? SK-II defines the total transmission of diffuse light within the skin surgace as ” Aura-Lucency”.
An SK-II study of 90 women varying in age and skin condition revealed a difference in the balance of red, green, and blue ( RGB ) light transmission between more translucent, even-toned skin versus dull looking skin. SK-II utilized a special Tri-Ring photodectector to measure RGB light transmission from the skin, and saw that more translucent skin has a better light transmission balance. As we age, fluctuations in the skin that cause uneven skin tone can affect the reflection of light transmission from within the skin, resulting in a duller appearance at the surface. Conditioning and refining the skin surface can help boost the total transmission of diffuse light, or ” Aura-Lucency”, and can lead to skin that appears noticeably more radiant and glowing. So what’s in it? Based on research findings, SK-II scientists have developed the powerful Aura-Bright Complex, an ingredient cocktail containing Centella asiatica extract, as well as Nicotinamide W and Concentrated Pitera, which is an SK-II exclusive ingredient.
For more information on SK-II products please visit www.sk-ii.com
San Francisco, CA, February 2010 Juice Beauty, creators of the innovative organic juice-based Beauty Collection is the Organic Solution. The Company is paving the way in organic beauty with their high efficacy and authentically organic products.
Juice Beauty’s Green Apple Peel has become a favorite of Hollywood celebrities who have their makeup artists perform a rejuvenating facial after hard days under the bright lights and heavy makeup.
Juice Beauty’s Green Apple Peel zaps both wrinkles and blemishes and although one can see results immediately, long term use will yield dramatic results. Although all of Juice Beauty’s products are 85 – 98% organic (for EVERY Juice Beauty product), the Green Apple Peel really packs a punch.
Green Apple Peel – Full Strength
This highly effective, high-mineral, gentle AHA enzyme peel delivers a spa quality treatment at home, thanks to the infusion of certified organic fruit juices and raw cane sugar. Blended with 12 percent “real fruit” alpha hydroxy acids and enriched with the antioxidant benefits of vitamins A, C, and E, this gentle treatment dramatically improves skin tone, texture, and color, as it smoothes fine lines and boosts healthy cell turnover.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Synthetic Dyes
This is a “must have product” and I mean must have. It does what it says it does, and I like that. The results are visable and it helps to keep my skin clear from break-outs by keeping my pores clean and clear. Five stars!
Have you guys heard of the whole “Blackberry Bling” thing?
Blackberry Bling is when you paint your thumbs a flashy color that’s different from the rest of your nails, so they stand out as you type on–you guessed it–your Blackberry.
The sparkly silver shade she has on her thumbs is “Star Dust”, from a natural nail color brand called M2M by DamoreJon. The inky color on her other nails is “Rock Star” by the same brand (this one’s not for sale quite yet). She got the mani done at the Wellington Hair Spa here in the city.
As for the origin of the Blackberry Bling trend: I received a press release saying that manicurist Dawn Sterling of the Carol’s Daughter Back Room Hand & Foot Spa in New York coined the term and predicted that this would be a big nail trend this winter. Her reasoning? “Everyone has a BlackBerry, and even if you don’t, you’ve got something that you’re texting and emailing on all day–with your thumbs. Since your thumbs are always in sight they’ve become a huge fashion accessory.” In her version, both the thumb and index finger are painted the flashier polish color.
We can never get enough of spotting our favorite celebs in affordable fashion. See where Kim and Khloe Kardashian told us they love to shop and which steals we tagged Jessica Simpson, Taylor Swift, Natalie Portman and Rihanna wearing.
We were surprised (and elated) to find that the hot pink strong-shouldered dress Kim Kardashian wore was from H&M and cost $34.94! When we caught up with Kim and Khloe in NYC they told us they’re huge fans of some of our favorite shops, including Zara, Forever 21, H&M and Topshop.
We’re used to seeing Rihanna in one gorgeous architectural design after another like the white Elie Saab dress she wore to the Grammys. Not every piece is a fortune, though. The futuristic LBD she wore with the webbed shoulders was $90, a lot less that haute couture.
We also spotted Taylor Swift in two different cardigans from Urban Outfitters and Selena Gomez and Jessica Simpson in Hurley. Ashlee Green recently bundled up in an Express cardigan and Michelle Trachtenberg chose a white blazer from American Eagle to hear pal Leighton Meester perform.
And FYI for the shoe junkies: We’ve seen Natalie Portman in Jimmy Choos and Louboutins plenty of times, but we loved her choice of purple platform Aldo peep-toes.
To watch the video please visit the thread star style & celebrity trends
Killian Hennessy may be a new name in luxury fragrances, but no stranger to luxury- it is entrenched in his bloodlines, as grandson to the founder of the LVMH group. Since his childhood, Fragrance has been a huge part of his life and some of his favorite childhood haunts included the family cellars in Cognac, with the sugar in alcohol and wood of cognac barrels serving as the inspiration of many of his scents today.
He joined the corporate world of perfumery by working for some of the most famous noses in the business such as Christian Dior, Giorgio Armani, Paco Rabanne, and Alexander McQueen. With experience like that and a envious luxury pedigree to boot, it would have been easy for him to stick to the corporate path; but Killian decided to create his own line of fragrances, By Kilian.
The packaging is stunning, and suits the fragrance like a custom fit glove. The usual Kilian glossy black box is now decorated for the Arabian series with a subtle, blue pattern, likely inspired by desert tribal art, and the square, glossy Kilian bottles have an added stripe of raised, matching patterns in black leather down each side. The face of the wood box is plated with a full, gleaming, gold plate engraved with Hennessy’s signature K, while the bottle sports its own engraved face plate.
For more information on the collection and where to purchase please visit www.bykilian.com
The 50ml/1.7 fl. oz refillable bottle $225
The 50ml/1.7 fl. oz refill $115
The 30ml/1 fl. oz refillable travel spray $135
The 30ml/1 fl. oz travel spray refills $70
The 100ml/3.4 oz refill $230
The 1 litre/34 fl. oz fountain $2500
If you are anything like myself a frangrance can make or break my day. Clinique has had Happy around for a while and it still is a favorite amoung it’s following.
A hint of citrus. A wealth of flowers. A mix of emotions. Our best-selling women’s fragrance interplays fresh, vibrant notes-ruby red grapefruit, bergamot-with soft, sensual ones-Hawaiian wedding flower, spring mimosa. Wear it and be happy.