This September Estée Lauder is set to launch its newest fragrance – Modern Muse, a glamorous scent with notes of jasmine and woods.
The first accord combines a mix of mandarin, tuberose, fresh lily, honeysuckle nectar, dewy petals, jasmine sambac and jasmine sambac China absolute. Two different forms of jasmine are used to create a layered effect that helps the fragrance last longer, kind of like when you use fragrance matching bath wash and lotions. The second woody accord features a mix of patchouli, Madagascar vanilla, amber wood and soft musk.
Modern Muse will retail for $58 (1 oz.), $78 (1.7 oz.), and $98 (3.4 oz.). The matching body lotion and shower gel will launch in October.
An Estée Lauder fragrance has been long over due. Their last major fragrance launch was back in 2003, when they debuted Beyond Paradise.
(Photos courtesy of WWD.com)
Style your hair with ease with FHI Heat! Their 1″ Black Diamond Digital Hand Touch Ceramic Professional Hair Styling Iron lets you create effortless curls and waves or use it for a sleek straight look. It quickly heats up as soon as you pick it up and it’s easy color coded temperature display lets you know it’s ready for use with just a glance.
Temps by Hair Type:
Coarse, Thick Hair – Red Zone 410°F – 450°F (210°C – 232°C)
Wavy, Curly & Permed Hair – Blue Zone 356°F – 392°F (180°C – 200°C)
Fine or Normal Hair – Green Zone 266°F – 338°F (130°C – 170°C)
With a simple twist of the wrist, I was able to get gorgeous curly ends with straight roots. It glided smoothly through my hair with even heat throughout. It took my about 30 minutes to style my hair and during that time the iron stayed consistent and evenly heated – no creases and no hot spots. I also loved the heat resistant mat and carrying case that came with it.
Here’s how to get your hands on one! Simply enter by using the Rafflecopter form below. Enter daily for more chances to win.
This giveaway will end Sunday April 28th, 2013 at 11:59 pm EST. It is only open to U.S. residents of the contiguous states who are at least 13 years old. All entries will be verified. The winner will be chosen using Random.org. The winner will be announced on Monday April 29th, 2013 on this post and will be immediately contacted via email. Once notified; the winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected.
Michael Kors is set to release his new beauty line which will be sold exclusively at Macy’s. The line is divided into three styles – Sporty, Sexy, and Glam. According to Kors, his grandmother and mother were both inspirations for the line. He also says that women feel differently about themselves on a daily basis, sometimes we feel sexy and sometimes we feel sporty. The new collection enhances all these different styles.
The Michale Kors beauty line will feature an array of bath, body, and makeup products. Each style will have it’s own fragrance, lotion, and matching bath product, as well as two lipsticks, lip gloss, and nail polish. I can’t wait to get my hands on the Glam collection! The line is backed by the Estée Lauder Group, I suppose the holiday Estée Lauder x Michael Kors offer served almost like a test drive of what was to come. Are you excited about the new launch?
(Photo courtesy of WWD)
It’s time for a style update! Spring is here and it’s time to freshen up your locks and do a little spring-cleaning on your face! The winter months can be harsh on our hair and our skin – so this is the perfect time to revive and gear-up for the warmer days to come.
The artistic team at Rush Croydon is a talented group of hair stylists and estheticians that will transform your look with cutting edge techniques and products.
Start off with an Elemis Modern Skin Facial – a purifying treatment loaded with vitamins that helps eliminate toxins, while rejuvenating your skin. An indulgent head, hand, and arm massage is also an added treat. This facial is sure to leave you with a glowing complexion!
Nourish your hair with a much needed hair treatment. The hair treatments used at Rush, deep condition your hair and helps damaged hair spring back into life. Select locations also offer Shu Uemura ceremonies – it’s the ultimate hair pampering service!
Changing your hair color is another way to revamp your drab do’. It could be as subtle as strategically placed low lights and highlights or as transparent as a vibrant color change – think bright red! Finish it off with a cut and style for a sleek on-trend look.
Rush Hair Salon offers a wide range of services to choose from – including those already mentioned and other services like Brazilian Blow Dry, extensions, and massages. They have over 18 years of industry experience with various locations around the UK. They recently won Best London Hair Salon at The 2013 Hair Awards hosted by Hair Magazine.
Book an appointment with them online today! All first time clients get a 25% discount on their first booking – use code WEB25 at checkout. Cheers to looking beautiful!
(Photo courtesy of Rush Hair Salon)
Spa Week is coming back this spring – Yay! Spas and salons nationwide are offering full-service treatments for a fraction of the normal price. Book your appointment between April 15th – April 21st and only pay $50! Choose from a wide selection of massages, facials, and even wellness treatments. Here are my top picks from around the country!
Where: Luminique MedSpa by Dr. Fiorillo
350 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
What: 50 Min Deep Tissue or Swedish Massage
Where: Skincare by Pevonia
6475 Southwest 40th Street
Miami, FL 33155
What: Microdermabrasion Treatment including Facial and Organic Masque
Where: The Facial Center for Plastic Surgery
7700 San Felipe Street, Suite 420
Houston, TX 77063
What: Be Hair Free! Laser Hair Removal for Lip, Underarm or Bikini
Where: Clarins Spa at Nordstrom
55 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
What: 50 Min Brightening Performer with Choice of Total Eye Lift OR Lip Contouring Treatment Add-on
Where: LifeSpa – Beachwood
3850 Richmond Road
Beachwood, OH 44122
What: 60 Min Nail Pampering Package: Signature Manicure and Pedicure with Deep Hydration Therapy
Where: Body Massage Wellness Spa
1616 Welton Street
Denver, CO 80202
What: 60 Min Detoxifying Body Contour Wrap with Reflexology Session
Where: Verabella Skin Therapy
301 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
What: 50 Min The Instant Lift: A Non-Surgical FaceLift
This year I think I might indulge in an oxygen facial or maybe even a lymphatic massage. Oxygen facials are supposed to do wonders for your skin – just the wake up call my face needs after this long and cold winter season. A lymphatic massage is a technique used to drain your lymph nodes. This helps the body get rid of unwanted toxins and excess fluid.
For a list of participating locations please visit spaweek.com - and remember always tip accordingly! Happy Spa Week!
For a limited time, get a free gift from Lancôme at Macy’s with a Lancôme purchase of $35 and if you spend $70 – you also get to choose an additional gift.
The 7 piece gift set includes:
- Cosmetic Bag: Choose pink or printed
- Bi-Facil Eye Makeup Remover
- Hypnôse Star Mascara
- Color Design Sensational Effects Lipcolor: Choose Love It!, Wannabe or Pretty Burgundy
- Body Essential: Savon Fraîchelle Invigorating Body Cleansing Gel, Hydra Fraîchelle Invigorating Body Moisturizer or Exfoliant Fraîchelle Invigorating Body Scrub
- Moisturizer: Bienfait Multi-Vital -Rénergie, Lift Multi-Action or Absolue Premium BX
Make a Lancôme purchase of $70 and choose an additonal gift from the following options:
- Option 1: Créme Mousse Confort Comforting Creamy Foaming Cleanser for Dry Skin & Tonique Confort Comforting Rehydrating for Dry Skin
- Option 2: Créme Radiance Clarifying Cream-to-Foam Cleanser & Tonique Radiance Clarifying Exfoliating Cleanser
- Option 3: 3 Juicy Tubes Ultra Shiny Lip Glosses
If you live on the Tri-State area, visit my friend Karinna at the Lancôme counter at the Macy’s inside Livingston Mall! Offer ends February 25th or until supplies last. Great Valentine’s Day present!
What better way to show your sweetheart how much you love them than with a gift of beauty. This year a whole bunch of brands launched Valentine’s love inspired gifts ranging from eye shadow palettes to fragrance sets. Here are my top picks:
Currently on of the most popular fragrances, this is sure to put a smile on her face! Features notes of bergamot, tea, freesia, jasmine, orange blossom, orchid, rose and patchouli. Set includes: Flowerbomb Bomblicious Body Crème (1.3 oz.), Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum Spray (1.7 oz.), Flowerbomb Bomblicious Shower Gel (1.7 oz.).
Smashbox got it right with this palette. First of all – it’s just so pretty to look at! The neutral colors blend together so effortlessly and these eyeshadow glide on so smoothly and evenly.
This dual sculpting blush add the perfect touch of color for the ultimate romantic makeup look. It’s designed to work well with all skin colors – Coral Effect adds a pop of bright color and Urban Ballet helps soften it so it looks radiant and natural.
This set offer a sheer tint of color for lips and cheeks. Use them separately or blend them together for a customize look. Set includes: Saint Pinky Nude Lipstick, a romantic natural pink shade (.12 oz.), Oxymoron Honest Politician Lip Gloss, a natural shade (.28 oz.), Butterfly Ball Lipstick in Smitten, a sheer shade with a hint of turquoise – that make teeth appear whiter (.134 oz.).
The perfect gift box filled with Valentine’s Day inspired goodies. The set includes: Vanilla Cream Topping Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath (4 oz.), Vanilla Cream Topping Body Lotion (2 oz.), Cherry On Top High Gloss High Flavor Lip Shine (.5 oz.)
A little something for him:
The man in you life deserves some V-Day gift giving love too – it’s not all about the ladies you know! But in all honesty, this gift pleases both. Top notes of invigorating Italian lemon and mandarin orange alongside crushed green leaves, fresh lavender and a defiant punch of pink pepper. The set includes: Gucci Guilty Eau de Toilette (3 oz.), Gucci GuiltyDeodorant Stick (2.5 oz.), Gucci Guilty On The Go Spray (.25 oz.).
(Photos courtesy of Viktor & Rolf, Smashbox, Lancome, Lipstick Queen, Gucci, Philosophy)
Bangz Salon and Wellness Spa in Montclair, NJ is hosting their 2nd annual Face of Bangz Contest, a tri-state competition in which women can compete for the grand prize as well as be named the next face of Bangz!
Entries will be accepted from now through February 28, 2013. In addition, all entrants will receive 15% off of any salon or spa treatment. Ten finalists will be selected for a final online vote.
Go to www.bangz.net to upload a photo and in a short 100 word statement explain why you should be The Face of Bangz. The statement should tell why beauty on the inside is important to you and which charity/community service project you support and why. Entries must be received by February 28th, 2013.
One Grand prize winner will be crowned as The Face of Bangz Salon & Wellness Spa for an entire year. Her prize also includes a year of Bangz treatments valued at $1,500, $500 charity donation to the charity of her choice and appearances at Bangz Better World Foundation events. The four finalists will be awarded prize packages that include $100 gift cards to the salon and a $50 donation to the charity of their choice.
The top ten semi- finalists will be posted on www.bangz.net for open voting March 11-18th, 2013. The five contestants with the most votes will be selected as finalists and invited to compete live in front of a judging panel at Bangz Salon & Wellness Spa in Montclair, at a date to be determined in April 2013.
(Photo courtesy of Bangz)
Gift is valued at $77 and includes your choice of:
- ◙ Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick SPF 15
- ◙ PREVAGE® Day Anti-aging Moisture Lotion SPF 30
- ◙ PREVAGE® Face Anti-aging Daily Serum
- ◙ Ceramide Lash Extending Treatment Mascara in Black
- ◙ Beautiful Color Eye Shadow Quad & Exceptional Lipstick in your choice of warm or cool shades
- ◙ Tote bag & cosmetics case
Hurry! Offer valid while supplies last!
Happy New Year Beauties! How about we start the new year right with a brand new giveaway!
The Prize: (1) Victoria Secret’s Hello, Bombshell Makeup Kit. The kit contain 30 eyeshadows, 5 lipsticks, 5 lip glosses, 4 blushes, 1 bronzer, 1 luminous powder, 1 translucent powder, 1 mascara, 1 lip liner, 1 eye liner, 2 eye applicators, 2 lip brushes and 1 face brush (worth over $200)
How to Enter: It’s simple – just enter by using the Rafflecopter form below. Enter daily for more chances to win.
This giveaway will end Sunday January 27, 2013 at 11:59 pm EST. It is only open to U.S. residents of the contiguous states who are at least 13 years old. All entries will be verified. The winner will be chosen using Random.org. The winner will be announced on Monday January 28, 2013 on this post and will be immediately contacted via email. Once notified; the winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected.
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