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Wednesday
Sep032008

Bath & Body Works New Scent Alert: Black Amethyst.

Black Amethyst sounds simply sultry and sexy, doesn't it? I have not been to Bath & Body Works since the debut of this new signature scent, but I am really wanting to get a whiff of this.


Take a look at the notes.
Fragrance top notes: Bergamot Italian Oprur, Juicy Mandarin, Sparkling Tangerine, Zesty Orange, Waterfruits, Crisp Melon
Fragrance mid notes: Lily of the Valley, Magnolia Blossom, Sheer Gardenia, Tuberose, Freesia, Peony Petals, Camellia

  • Fragrance base notes: Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Vanilla, Musk

  • I am so pick about scents on a whole, but when I see that Vanilla and Musk are two of the scents in the base notes, I know it is probably a winner for my nose. The other notes that have me curious are Sheer Gardenia and Tuberose. 

    One of the products in this new line is on my must-try list. It is the Oil to Cream Warming Body Wash. I don' know where I have been, because I have not noticed this offering before. It sounds delightful.




    "Soothe while you cleanse with this luxuriously rich, warming body wash. Our nourishing oil transforms into a warm, comforting cream, for an ultra-pampering shower or bath." This sells for $12 at Bath and Body Works, and it sounds like warming nourishment for a cold winters morning.

    The rest of the Black Amethyst is available now as well. It is a complete line including body lotion, wash, butter, splash, hand cream and more.

    Have you tried anything from Black Amethyst yet?

    Wednesday
    Sep032008

    Bourjois at a Bargain!

    When surfing through Sephora.com - I swear I do this at least three times a day - I noticed that one of my favorite fun and chic lines is on sale. On sale at a huge markdown of  50% off. Are we saying buy-bye to Bourjois? I certainly hope not, and I really don't foresee Bourjois going out of business. It is made by Chanel, you know. I am thinking that maybe Sephora is just not going to carry the Parisian fave line anymore. There is no better time than now to stock up on all of the beauties. I certainly will be!

    Take a look at my picks.

    Eau de Gloss - on sale for $7.50





    Shimmer Shine Liquid Eye Shadow - on sale for $8




    Yes to Volume! No to Clumps! Mascara - on sale for $7.25




    Tuesday
    Sep022008

    BREAKING NEWS: Supermodel Gisele Bündchen Announced as New Face of Legendary Cosmetics Line MAX Factor.

    As MAX Factor celebrates 100 years of beauty, they announce that supermodel Gisele Bündchen is the new face of legendary cosmetics line.


    photo credit: Gregory Pace

    Here is the news release announcing this deal:

    MAX Factor Cosmetics, the original makeup artist brand, is turning 100 years old in 2009 and looking more stunning than ever! The beginning of the brand’s next century is about to get even more beautiful, as the iconic cosmetics line announces the signing of supermodel beauty Gisele Bündchen as its newest spokesperson. Gisele’s role as the newest MAX Factor face represents an exciting new expression of the brand’s long-standing heritage of putting modern, fashion-forward makeup looks within reach for all women with its line of professional quality products.

    Mr. Max Factor, the father of modern makeup, revolutionized the concept of beauty 100 years ago on the Hollywood movie lots with the creation of his iconic makeup line. Designing looks for Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Rita Hayworth and Katherine Hepburn, he transformed the leading ladies of his era. Soon women everywhere wanted to look like their favorite trend-setting sirens, so he created a line of lip gloss, foundation, eye shadow and concealers and began selling his innovative cosmetics line to the general public.

    “MAX Factor is a brand that has touched some of the most glamorous faces in the world for the last 100 years,” said Bündchen. “But more than that, I love that this was the original brand to make that professional artistry and glamour available to everyday women, and I’m honored to work with MAX Factor in continuing that great tradition.”

    “We are thrilled to welcome Gisele to the MAX Factor family,” said Bruce Katsman, Associate Marketing Director, MAX Factor Cosmetics North America. “She is a gorgeous, inspiring, sophisticated woman on top of the worlds of high fashion and style. Gisele’s uniquely transformative beauty and trend-setting flair is admired by women everywhere making her the perfect fit as the face of MAX Factor beauty today.”

    Gisele will promote the brand across multiple marketing vehicles, including print, public relations, in-store and interactive. She will begin to appear in the ad campaign for Lipfinity Lip Collection and ColorGenius Face Collection in select October fashion magazines. Gisele will continue to showcase MAX Factor’s professional artistry and products in a series of new product introductions throughout the brand’s centennial year.

    MAX Factor products are available nationwide at select retailers, including Walmart. Visit www.maxfactor.com for store locations, pro artist makeup tips, and a behind-the-scenes look at the brand’s evolution as it celebrates 100 years of professional, accessible makeup artistry .