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Hanae Mori: Butterfly Eau Fraiche

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My signature scent is Hanae Mori Butterfly. I’ve been wearing it for so long that I can’t quite remember when I was first introduced to the fragrance. Hanae Mori Butterfly even got me in a fight once. A few years back, one of my BFF’s and I had this ridiculous argument over who has been wearing Butterfly the longest. The answer is me, for the record.

Given my obsession, I was so ecstatic to hear that Hanae Mori will soon release a limited edition fragrance for spring and summer 2008: Butterfly Eau Fraiche.

“Eau Fraiche is the first non-linear Hanae Mori women’s fragrance – that is, the first Hanae Mori fragrance that changes on the skin over time,” says Hanae Mori. “The house has traditionally favored fragrances with one, unchanging note. Yet this new limited edition fragrance features a summery top note of grapefruit and tangerine that lifts like a butterfly from the skin and leaves a light, sun-kissed blend of fruits, berries and woods.”

Notes include: tangerine and grapefruit (top); strawberries, blackberries, blackcurrants, bilberries, Bulgarian rose, ylang-ylang, jasmine and peony (middle); and rosewood, almondwood, sandalwood and cedar (base).

Hanae Mori Eau Fraiche will be available in April/May 2008 at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, select Macy’s and Sephora.

Price is $65 for 3.4 fl. oz

Source: BaseNotes.net

Weekend Beauty Blog Network Reads

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Coarse hair? Read EyeshadowCult.com’s My Chic Things Boutique as well as an interview with the owner.

Canadian Beauty reviews an oil cleanser - and loves it.

StyleBell shows you how to Create Carefree Curls with a Flat Iron.

SugarShock is turning one and we’re celebrating! Enter our contest to win one of 50 Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleansers.

Girl Gloss loves Archipelago Botanicals Grapefruit Lip Butter!

Raging Rouge gets a taste of Maternity Beauty- Courtesy of Mama Mio.

Temptalia has a makeup tutorial for a dramatic, bold green and blue look!

Elke announces her new website, “beautyurls.com“. A complete beauty aggregator bringing you the latest news, headlines and beauty info in the beauty industry. Visit daily for the latest or subscribe to the blog.

Stylish Opinion gives you the scrub of the month club.

The Beauty Blog Network Blog welcomes their newest members to the network.

A Touch of Blusher reviews a beautifully on-trend eye palette from Chanel.

Beauty Blogging Junkie recommends a foolproof way to achieve a smokey eye .

Beauty Anonymous invites you to discover the scents of Chanel Les Exclusifs Perfume Collection.

What’s really in Origins’ new Youthtopia Eye Cream? The Daily Cookie does a little investigating to find out.

Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog visits Shu Uemura’s Lash Bar and finds false eyelash nirvana, where the lashes are affordable and the appointment booking process couldn’t be easier.

Mischo Beauty takes her readers to school for a lesson on serums!

The Beauty of Life continues to bring you her weekly Wallet-Friendly Wednesdays column. This week, she found some truly amazing deals that are suitable to take with you on the plane!

The Muse showcases a Shu Uemura Face Chart created exclusively for readers of Musings of a Muse!

Glossypink has the low-down on some sizzlin’ hot lip gloss!

Marina at makeup loves me gets a mani/pedi at step-by-step tutorial on achieving beautiful brows!

15 Minute Beauty Fanatic tries out Creme de la Mer and discovers why J. Lo slathers herself in it!

Pursebuzz.com reviews NYX Chrome Shadows one of her favorite inexpensive shadows.

Spoiled Pretty is giving away J.Lo’s newest fragrance, Deseo to five lucky readers. Will one of them be you?

New From Sally Hansen: Natural Beauty

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Sally Hansen is partnering with Carmindy, the makeup artist on TLC’s “What Not to Wear,” to launch a line of color cosmetics designed to enhance women’s natural assets.

Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired by Carmindy, will be available in drugstores and other mass market stores this Spring.

“This is the collection of makeup that I always wanted to create,” Carmindy said of Natural Beauty. “Finally, a natural line of makeup that enhances women’s natural beauty.”

Natural Beauty is formulated with minerals, natural extracts and active botanicals; and the products are also 100 percent paraben-free. Prices range from $7.95 for eyeliner to $12.95 for powder.

Look for magazine advertisements beginning in April.

Live For A Day, The Stila Way

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To celebrate the March 7th release of “Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day,” starring Amy Adams and Frances McDormand, Stila is kicking off an online sweepstakes with Universal Focus and VisitBritain.

The grand prize winner will be whisked away to London with a friend, where she’ll enjoy spa treatments and tea for two during her four day adventure. Three first prize winners will win a Stila gift basket valued at $150.

To enter, simply go to StilaCosmetics.com. Most importantly, you can learn how to get the look from Stila inspired by Amy’s look in the film by clicking here.

To get gorgeous, all you need is the Original Smoky Eye Palette, MAJOR Major Lash Mascara, Brow Set, Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer, Cherry Crush Lip and Cheek Stain and Lip Glaze in Apricot.

Shu Uemura Makes Water?

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What is model/socialite/reality TV star Brittny Gastineau’s secret to flawless skin? She swears by Depsea Water. Clearly, shu uemura makes some mean makeup – but water? Who knew?

I did some research…and here’s the Cliff’s Notes version:

su water Shu Uemura Makes Water?shu uemura Depsea Water – aka, “water from the depths of the sea” – resides far below the ocean surface where sunlight does not reach, at 320 meters. Deep-sea water contains more than 60 ocean minerals to boost the natural function of the skin; it also has a high affinity with human skin and can quickly absorb to rapidly refresh and hydrate skin. Compared to surface sea water, deep-sea water has three superior characteristics:

* PURITY without any deterioration from acid rain or industrial draining
* RICHNESS of minerals and nutrient substance
* STABILITY in low temperature

The mineral rich water can be found only in three locations in the world – in the coastal waters off Hawaii, Norway and Japan’s Cape Muroto in Kochi Prefecture. In order to explore the potential of deep-sea water in cosmetics, Mr. Shu Uemura founded the Muroto Factory Museum in Kochi Prefecture in 1989, and shu uemura cosmetics became the first company in the world to incorporate deep-sea water into cosmetic products.

Depsea Water is completely free of artificial color, but natural aromatic extracts are added to become lightly scented mists that rejuvenate and hydrate the skin, hair and body. It can be used anytime to revive spirits and provide hydration. Available in 11 scents.

Christian Wins Project Runway! Yay!

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For the first time in Project Runway history, my favorite designer won!

Christian isn’t just fierce. He’s also “major,” so says guest judge Victoria Beckham.

gallery images Episode 14 17 Christian Wins Project Runway! Yay!Can I just say that the finale episode of PR further cemented my belief that Christian Siriano and I are meant to be BFF? If you’re reading this, Christian…call me. We’ll go shopping, stage a walkoff, and talk beauty shop.

I’m dying to know which flat iron you use.

Check Out The Beauty Ideal

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Have you heard about The Beauty Ideal? If you don’t know, you better ask somebody. Luckily, I’m that someone…

The Beauty Ideal is a monthly online magazine, courtesy of the Beauty Blog Network. Each issue is created and edited by a new Beauty Editor, with featured writers from the BBN – to bring you the latest in beauty news, products and information in the beauty world.

For March, the lovely Marina (from Makeup Loves Me) plays Beauty Editor – and she asked me to contribute. Check out my article, Double Duty Beauty.

And congrats to Marina and Elke (The Beauty Ideal’s Editor in Chief) on a fabulous issue!

Weekend Beauty Blog Network Reads

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Buying a Flat Iron shouldn’t be intimidating. The Flat Iron Buying Guide 101 from StyleBell will set (and get) you straight!

Canadian Beauty compares drugstore sculpting blushes to department store ones. See which brand comes out on top!

The Muse gives you a dose of Beauty on a Budget with comparisons between Vincent Longo’s Wet/Dry Sparkling Eyeshadows and Milani’s New Runway Eyes Wet/Dry Eyeshadow!.

Dr. Oliver Zong gives Raging Rouge readers tips for a relaxing and safe pedicure.

Forget Botox! The Beauty of Life finds a new way to banish those pesky lines with a fantastic product by Patricia Wexler M.D.!

A Touch of Blusher picks personal favorites from the Fafi for MAC collection.

Savvy Skin tells you how to avoid getting Cosmetic Acne from your makeup and skin care products.

Beauty Anonymous shares what she likes about Dior Spring 2008 Makeup Collection.

SugarShock gives you the lowdown on one of the biggest nail trends right now, as worn by Rihanna at the Grammy Awards: day-glo nails.

Click here to find out what Beauty Blogging Junkie is using to achieve swingy hair that is so shiny, you could fog it up were you to breathe on it.

Beauty and Personal Grooming writes about the beauty uses of coconut oil beauty uses of coconut oil.

Temptalia gives a second sneak peak at MAC’s Dazzleglass collection, launching in May!

Winter time taking a toll on your face? The Daily Cookie tells you about one cream that just didn’t help to relieve her of dry, winter skin.

Big Giveaway at Bionic Beauty! Two winners will get Diana B’s body lotion and shower gel. Wait until you smell these products, Yum!

Read about Makeup Moxie’s new lip butter addiction in her review of Korres Lip Butter.

Beauty Banter asks YOU who gives best face on the red carpet… from the Oscars, 2008!

Glossypink tells you how to get the shimmering look of one of the most stunning red carpet stars!

Spoiled Pretty reviews the bold and the beautiful shadows and liners from Milani’s newest collection. The colors are so yummy, you won’t believe your eyes!

15 Minute Beauty Fanatic tries zapping her blemishes with the Thermaclear, but did it work?

Poufy Buns are back in a big way. Pursebuzz.com shows you how to create a poufy bun with ease. Just like Heidi Klum at the Oscars, but just a bit more manageable icon razz Weekend Beauty Blog Network Reads

Weekend Beauty Blog Network Reads

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Canadian Beauty tells you about Stila Cherry Crush Lip and Cheek Stain.

Angie Vargas, founder of EyeshadowCult.com tells you about her battle & road to recovery from severe cystic acne.

StyleBell uncovers The 411 on Brazilian Keratin Treatments!

Beautynomics covers the Sunsilk’s Life Can’t Wait Press Launch in Manila.

Bionic Beauty reviews the luxury Noevir Skin Care lineup!

Kyle reviews billybBEAUTY Brushes at Face Candy.

Find out A Touch of Blusher’s current favorite toner.

Beauty and Personal Grooming tells you the benefits of using French clay as a spa product.

SugarShock is coveting Rachel Bilson’s Jumper premiere beauty look and tells you how to recreate Rachel’s stunning makeup.

Makeup Moxie’s lusting for the new Andy Warhol Union Square Perfume by Bond No. 9.

Beauty Blogging Junkie discusses her ” Lunch at the Delhi ” from OPI India Collection.

Girl Gloss explain why Stila Lip Glaze is an all time favorite.

Manhattan’s favorite socialite, Tinsley Mortimer, dishes exclusively to Beauty Banter on her must have products… and on being Dior’s Beauty Ambassador!

Raging Rouge discovers a way for Aurophobics to embrace the Spring 2008 gold shadow trend.

15 Minute Beauty Fanatic washes her face with oil, and she likes it!

Temptalia has a tutorial using the Fafi Eyes Quad #1!

Spoiled Pretty is convinced that Urban Decay’s main ingredient must be crack. Find out which product she finds most addictive.

Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog crawls into a scent chamber to sniff Frederic Malle perfumes at Barneys New York and lives to tell the tale!

The Beauty of Life stumbles upon fantastic all-natural brand Chloe & Jane — and has a couple products she’s just dying for you to try!

All Lacquered Up gives you an exclusive preview of Zoya’s summer collections: Gossip and Chit Chat.

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