Archive for August, 2006
Kate Spade is famous for designing glamorous handbags, but in Spring of 2002 Kate Spade and Estee Lauder launched “kate spade beauty”. Kate aka Katherine Noel Brosnahan met her husband Andy Spade in Arizona State University. Andy Spade who grew up in Scottsdale Arizona is the older brother of the famous comedian actor David spade. If you live in Phoenix you can visit Kate Spade boutique in Fashion Square Mall. Neiman Marcus Group Inc owns a majority interest in Kate Spade.
The signature fragrance called simply Kate Spade Classic Pearls is a white floral with its main note of Honeysuckle. Kate Spade fragrance is fresh and clean and is inspired by Kate’s trips to the Hamptons in New York. The vintage yellow-rose wallpaper in the master bedroom of their southampton cottage has been seen in more than one kate spade ads and is also the basis for the packaging of her scent. Cost: $95 for 3.4 oz Eau de Toilette. Kate Spade fragrance comes in a line of body cream, lotion, perfume, and powder. Also try Kate Spade Dusting Powder which is a 1.5 oz of a luxurious and silky powder fragrance for your body. Cost: $60.
Versace introduces Bright Crystal a new light version of the original, Versace Crystal Noir. Versce Bright Crystal is a fresh, vibrant and floral fragrance, with delicate notes of pomegranate grains, lotus flowers, plant amber, peony, acajou, iced accord,yuzu, magnolia, mahogany, and musk.
Versace Crystal Noir is a gorgous blend of gardenia and amber. Cost: $48 for 30 ml Eau de Parfum Spray. $70 for 50 ml Eau de Parfum Spray.
If you are a blow dryer addict than you must get your hands on T3 or T3 Tourmaline II Ionic Hair Dryer. Just like GHD which is widely popular in the UK, T3 is a professional at home way to get your hair smooth and straight. T3 was invented by T3 Kent Yu a Silicon Valley veteran. T3 is a high-tech heat styling system that uses crushed tourmaline which is a semi-precious stone but also the world’s most potent ionic mineral that helps speed up styling time. This means that Tourmaline have more negative ions than any other substance, as well as infrared heat, which gently dries hair from the inside-out.
T3 blow dryer is the guaranteed frizz-free hair days. More fantastic features and benefits using T3 hair dryer are: breaks down water for deep moisture penetration, smooths hair surface for silky-smooth shine, eliminates static, delivers heat gently to the hair shaft, closes the cuticle layer to protect the hair, 1800-watt power, 13 oz lightweight, dries up to 60% faster than conventional dryers. T3 can only be used in the North America. When traveling outside on North America you must use an appropriate voltage transformer or plug adaptor. Cost: $200.
Also try T3 Limited Edition Narrow Wet-or-Dry Professional Ionic Ceramic Styling Iron which is designed to dry and straighten the hair in one step. Cost: $200. If you like to wear your hair sometimes straight and sometimes curly then you must get T3 Tourmaline Professional Ionic Straighten Or Curl Iron. Cost: $160.
Stila Fall In Love Eye Shadow Trio is a limited edition round, faux metallic, leather trio eyeshadow compact. The delicate brown faux leather packeging is inspired by the turning leaves in the fall.
Each Fall In Love Eye Shadow by Stila contains a base shade to wash over the entire lid, crease shade to create depth in the fold of the eye, and a liner shade to define the lash line. This eyse shadow trio comes in three beautiful shades, such as: Cedar Grove for shimmery soft cream, copper and mocha, Forest Clove for shimmery gold, olive and deep brown olive, Silver Maple for soft cream shimmer, silver shimmer, and slate shimmer. Cost $30. Also try Stila Limited Edition Fall In Love Cheek Duo, which is a contouring and defining cheek color duo in Sugarloaf, which is a warm peach blush and soft peach highlighter. Cost: $30.
New at the perfume house of Guerlain is Insolence. Insolence was created by Maurice Roucel, creator of L’Instant by Guerlain. The very luxurious Insolence gives a new meaning to violet. Other notes include: jubilant red berries like raspberry, a hint of orange blossom, rose, sandalwood, white musk, iris and tonka bean. Cost: $45 for 1 oz Eau de Toilette Spray, $61 for 1.7 oz, $89 for 3.4 oz.
Also try Guerlain Insolence 6.8 oz Body Lotion for $48, and Guerlain Insolence 6.8 Shower Gel for $43.
Sjal skincare was created by mother Karen and daughter Kristin Petrovich. Sjal launched in New York around 2001. Sjal in Swedish means spirit. mind, heart, and soul. Sold exclusively in department stores such as: Barney’s, Fred Segal and Bergdorf’s Goodman. Sjal products are suitable for any age or skin types.
If you have dry damaged mature skin use Kura Intuitif, which is a rich night cream. Kura Intuitif has anti-scaring properties so if you ever suffered from acne this cream will help you repair the damage. Other great benefits from using Kura Intuitif are: elimination of hyper pigmentation, soothing ingredients make it an ideal cream for post-surgery, post-peels/glycolics, and Retin-A patients, firming the surface as well as the deeper layers of the skin. Kura Intuitif is also perfect for sensitive skin types. Ingredients include: Arnica and horseradish to reduce capillaries and dark circles, Peptide complex for the reduction of deep lines and wrinkles, Lotus, quinoa and borage oils to promote hydration, Bearberry, mulberry and pearl powder complex to reduce hyperpigmentation, and Ceremides and algae for renewed soft skin. Cost: $250.
Use Cela Intuitif if your skin is oily or combination type. Cele Intitif is an active lightweight moisturiser designed to fight the damaging effects of photo-ageing by encouraging cellular renewal. Ingredients include: antioxidants, such as: green tea, grape seed, and SOD. Natural Acids, such as: wnintergreenplants, milk, citrus frits, apples. Lipids, such as: squalane, macadamia oil, shea butter, lecithin. Minerals, such as: copper, gold, silver, silica. Botanicals: licorice, echinacin. Exclusive Sjal Rejuva-Complex Peptides. And Lastly, brightening agents, such as: pearl powder plus. Cost: $250.
Other popular skincare products from Sjal are: Sjal Anti-Aging serum 1 which is a super wrinkle fighter. Cost: $230. Sjal Eye Orbital which a multi-tasking cream to repair and revitalize the delicate skin around the eye. Cost: $165.
The legendary design house Badgley Mischka is introducing their first exclusive fragrance called: Badgley Mischka. The new spicy-floral perfume is all about elegance ans sophistication. Main notes include: jasmine, amber, patchouli, and sueded musks. Badgley Mischka comes in a linear glass bottle with classic lines and a unique stopper. Cost: $65 for 1.7 oz, $90 for 3.4 oz, $ 225 for 1 oz.
The Badgley Mischka collection also includes: Badgley Mischka Lotion for $42 and Badgley Mischka Body Cream for $80.
GoSmile is a Teeth Whitening system that was professionally formulated by Jonathan B. Levine one of New York City’s most renowned aesthetic dentists. GoSmile is a revolutionary on-the-go whitening system that clinically proven to whiten your teeth 4-10 shades lighter depending on your original shade. GoSmile Advance Formula B1 Tooth Whitening On The Go is named after the lightest shade on the professional dental shade guide. Once applied, the Whitening Polymer Complex starts working instantly to erase stains. It takes only one week twice a day to fully whiten your teeth. GoSmile is easy to use because you don’t need to use any trays or stick on, you just brush in GoSmile advanced formula unique gel polymer into your teeth and this is all you need to do. This gel polymer increases its potency upon contact with teeth and remains on for 20 minutes. This is why GoSmile is not messy and is a highly effective way to make your smile stunning. GoSmile whitens natural teeth, porcelain crowns, and veneers and is proven not to damage tooth enamel. Cost: $89. and worth it!
Also try Gosmile Go All Out Starter Kit with Advanced Formula B1 for $120, and GoSmile Touch Up Mini On-The-Go Smile Refresher which are five multipurpose smile solution ampoules that let you touch up and refresh your smile, on the go. These cute and compact GoSmile mouth fresherners come in three delicious flavors: Peach-licious, Pear-licious, Mint-licious. Cost: $8. New at GoSmile is Touch Up Refills Mint-licious On-The-Go Smile Refresher which are thirty multipurpose smile solution ampoules to touch up and refresh your smile on the go. Cost: $39.
Extra Coverage Concealer Duo by Trish McEvoy is a beauty secret for many celebrities and was seen used on Heidi Klum in InStyle magazine. If you want to banish under-eye circles, even out skin discoloration, and camouflage blemishes with this powerful extra-coverage concealer then use this fabolous concealer. Extra Coverage Concealer Duo comes in three beautiful shades: Honey, Beige, and Porcelain. Cost: $32.
The famous power couple David and Victoria Beckham are rumoured to launch their first his and hers fragrance called: Instinct. The much anticipated Beckham parfume will Begin selling in the UK on September 1, 2006. For those of you who are not familiar with soccer, Beckham is the world’s most recognized soccer player. And Victoria Beckham, aka Posh Spice, was once a singer with the multimillion-selling Spice Girls in the 90’s. Rumoured notes for Beckham ‘His’ perfume are: Italian bergamot, orange and mandarin, star anise, cardamom, red pimento, Haitian vetiver, patchouli and white amber. Beckham for ‘Her’ notes will include: bouquet of white flowers, bergamot and rose petals. No words on kind of packaging yet. We will keep you posted!