April 30th, 2012
What’s New: Carine Roitfeld Collaboration with MAC Cosmetics



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MAC recently announced its collaboration on a new limited edition line of cosmetics with muse and fashion visionary Carine Roitfeld, which will launch in Fall 2012. Working with the brand on all creative aspects of the collection, Roitfeld helped design the packaging, the colour palettes and the names of products. The MAC Carine Roitfeld Collection will feature 20 pieces in total with a focus on eyes and brows to reflect Roitfeld’s signature look: smoky eye, bold brows and nude lips.

Specially created for the line? The Good Luck Star stencil, which will make its debut with the launch. Photographed in the image above by Mario Sorrenti - this marks the first time MAC has worked with the legendary photographer.

Stay tuned for more on the MAC collection via the brand’s SITE.


April 29th, 2012
Just Add Color



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Add a playful punch of vibrant hues to warm weather with fun accessories. We love recent find Boo and Boo Factory for their colorful and unique handmade leather jewelry. Inspired by color, each design is influenced by nature and architecture and crafted from recycled leather.

Check them out ONLINE.


April 28th, 2012
Grow Baby, Grow!



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Want full, healthy and natural looking lashes without a prescription? Clincally-proven, paraben-free eyelash enhancing serum, RapidLash ($50), helps to improve the overall appearance and condition of your lashes. Best of all? The over-the-counter product can deliver results in about 30 days.

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Dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested - RapidLash is safe for use and contains potent polypeptides, vital proteins and vitamins, as well as moisturizing and rejuvenating agents like pumpkin seed extract, licorice extract and allantoin.

Quick Steps to Healthy-Looking Lashes and Brows:

One: Make sure the area is dry and clean. Using the applicator brush, apply the product to the base of the upper eyelashes starting at the inner corner and continuing to the outer corner. Next apply to the lower lash line, avoiding direct contact with the eyes. For brows, apply directly to the brow line.

Two: Use once daily in the evening before bedtime, waiting until product is fully dry before applying any additional products. Continue using even after desired results are achieved to maintain appearance and condition.

Find RapidLash at spas, physician offices and drug and mass merchandisers nationwide. To learn more, log on to FACEBOOK.


April 27th, 2012
Beauty Flashback!



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April 26th, 2012
What’s New: The Line Your Skin Craves



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Dull, dry skin got you down? What about oily, shiny skin? It’s time to take control of your complexion woes and bring out its healthy radiance.

Skin Problem #1: Dry Skin

The Fix: Dry skin finds harmony with flax seed and sea kelp extract - an important known source of vitamins, minerals and fatty acids important for moisturizing and balancing.

Skin Problem #2: Unbalanced Skin

The Fix: Frangipani flower extract helps protect against environmental stressors while water lily extract - an antioxidant - is reported to be a source of minerals that are important for healthy skin.

Skin Problem #3: Oily Overload

The Fix: Kanuka extract (white tea tree) is known for its purifying benefits, and guava extract is a known source of salicylic acid, an exfoliant.


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Enter the new Botanical Effects Skin Care line. Delivering holistic benefits by skin type - dry, normal and oily - the line contains three formulas that leave skin feeling balanced without alcohol, synthetic dyes or added fragrances. A combination of two nourishing botanicals - Silymarin (milk thistle) and Luo han guo (the “longevity” fruit) - pack the products with antioxidants that help to defend against environmental damage.

Take care of your skin ailments in four steps: Cleanse (Botanical Effects Cleanse, $14), Hydrate (Botanical Effects Hydrate, $16), Freshen (Botanical Effects Freshen, $14), Mask (Botanical Effects Mask, $14).

Learn more about the Botanical Effects line on the WEB or check out the eCatalog.


April 25th, 2012
What’s New: Jack Black’s Signature Scent



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In the tradition of authentic masculinity, premier men’s grooming brand Jack Black has handcrafted a new, bold fragrance. The best of artisan perfumery, SIGNATURE combines the finest natural ingredients from around the world. Pure and naturally fresh Siberian Cypress, clean yet sophisticated Lavender and a touch of Italian Bergamot are woven together to create the wearable scent. Mediterranean Laurel Leaf is combined with aromatic sage to add earthy tones while notes of pimento, cardamom, freshly cut Carolina woods, Virginia Cedarwood, Patchouli and Baltic Amber add a light, creamy yet modern spiciness to the mix.

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Three slightly modified scents in all make up the SIGNATURE line: Signature Blue Mark (watermint, bergamot, Japanese Juniper and ginger essence); Signature Silver Mark (geranium, pimento, wild cypress and ceylon cardamom); and Signature Black Mark (Kashmir Saffron, coriander and warm red cedar).

Fans of the brand can score one of the latest SIGNATURE scents ($65/each) from Jack Black at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales or ONLINE.


April 24th, 2012
Prime Time: Products with All-Day Staying Power



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The new, multi-functional line from Manna Kadar Cosmetics introduces plenty of long-lasting makeup solutions. Perfect for those seeking simple and efficient results from their daily products. The multi-functional collection is made up of six key pieces - all carefully formulated ensure radiant looking application that stays until the end of the day.

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Manna Kadar Cosmetics is available online and in select retail locations throughout Southern California. To learn more, visit the SITE.


April 23rd, 2012
Giveaway! Organic Skin Care Gift Set



Here’s your chance to win an Organic Skin Care Gift Set (retail value: $150) from Medicine Mama’s Apothecary during its Spring Bee Sweepstakes. Four lucky winner will receive a complete product line gift set containing artisanal skin care products that are certified organic, hand crafted and created using pure organic, natural honey bee ingredients like honey, bee pollen and beeswax. The set includes Sweet Bee Magic, V Magic, Baby & Mama and Bee Wand Magic products.

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One winner will be selected each week over the next three weeks. Hurry! The last day to enter is May, 9th, 2012. To enter, log on to FACEBOOK.

To learn more about the line, check out the SITE.


April 20th, 2012
Beauty Flashback!



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April 19th, 2012
Shoppe List: Chic Shop LA



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Check out these amazing, pretty little things from our boutique of choice,  Chic Shop LA…

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Classy and Fabulous Notepad,$20; Stephanie Johnson Palm Springs Turquoise Katie Folding Clutch, $45; Gasparilla Candle, $60; Stephanie Johnson Riviera Maya Laura Large Trapezoid, $42; Stephanie Johnson Riviera Maya Fiona Dome Cosmetic, $32; Stephanie Johnson Palm Springs Turquoise Laura Large Trapezoid, $42; Saranac Candle, $60.

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