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Coming Soon From MAC: Naked Honey

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Bees do it…now MAC does it! Honey that is! As ancient and exotic as Kohl, great beauties have long revered the natural restorative powers of the Golden Elixir.

Following the example of their fabled Queen, Cleopatra, Egyptians bathed in honey and milk. Queen Anne of England used it to silken her hair; from the Ancient Greeks to the Roman Empire, honey has never lost its regal, ever-amber lustre. We love the luxury of its sensual essence…but we also know that it’s a highly efficient and wholesome humectant and healer. Introducing our limited edition Naked Honey collection – three aspects of golden warmth and sun-made sweetness for the body, layered with two decidedly different honeycomb-derived fragrances – celebrating the secret lives of Queen Bees. Complementary shade of High-Light Powder, Eye Shadow and Lipglass are all the buzz for summer.

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LIPGLASS ($14)
She’s a Star: Light neutral gold
Queen Bee: Mid-tone apricot with multi-dimensional pearl
Buzz: Dark copper brown with multi-dimensional pearl

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EYE SHADOW ($14.50)
Crème de Miel :Frosty light yellow gold
Pollinator: Mid-tone warm reddened peach with pearl
Buckwheat: Dark copper brown with multi-dimensional pearl

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HIGH-LIGHT POWDER ($24.50): A high-light powder specially created for the Naked Honey Collection . Features an embossed honeycomb pattern. Super fine, impeccably pearlized, it creates soft high lights. On cheek, brow, shoulders – anywhere on the body.

Honey: Light A light peachy gold with shimmer
Golden Nectar: Muted golden tan with gold shimmer

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NAKED HONEY SKIN SALVE ($18.50): Formulated from honey, organic beeswax, sunflower oil and other natural ingredients, this rich honey-scented and flavored salve instantly moisturizes and helps recondition dry skin. Multi-purpose. Use everywhere.

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NAKED HONEY HAND AND BODY CREAM ($22.50): A sensuous cream made from bio-converted honey, shea butter, and vitamins C and E derivatives. Absorbs quickly for skin-softening moisture. Conditions, nourishes, protects. Use on all areas where ultra-moisture is called for.

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NAKED HONEY BODY WASH ($19.50): Formulated from bio-converted honey, this body wash cleanses the skin while providing the soothing and moisturizing benefits of lavender, narcissus, jasmine flower and blue agave extracts. Provides a sensual, calming, cleansing experience.

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CREATIONS: NAKED HONEY ($22.50): An aromatic journey that traces honey’s fragrant heart back to summer’s sweetest blooms. Energy starts to buzz, spirits soar, light flora l and woodsy notes float toward an electric finale. Sweet and sexy all the way.

CREATIONS: AFRICANIMAL ($22.50): A scent that starts with a honey-ness that’s seductive and given its dash of pepper, not without spice. Add a dark kiss of bergamot and wood, and an aromatic orgy breaks out to create a scent that’s all-honey, but far from sweet.

Available: June 11, 2009 (North America) and July 2009 (International) at MAC stores, counters and maccosmetics.com.

Chanel Debuts Train de Nuit, Starring Audrey Tautou

chanel+n+5 Chanel Debuts Train de Nuit, Starring Audrey TautouToday, CHANEL unveils the highly anticipated short film titled, Train de Nuit starring Audrey Tautou and directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet (click here for exclusive, behind-the-scenes photos and videos).

Audrey Tautou incarnates the CHANEL N° 5 woman – seductive and elegant with an irreverent spirit and timeless modernity. “N° 5” the film is a tale of chance and fate – a brief encounter between a man and a woman traveling to Istanbul on the Orient Express night train with an intertwining of two destinies that will be brought together by a scent like no other. In this film, Jean-Pierre Jeunet reveals the intriguing world of CHANEL N° 5 and the power of its seduction. Enchanting and alluring, Audrey Tautou is today’s face of CHANEL N° 5.

Train+de+Nuit Chanel Debuts Train de Nuit, Starring Audrey Tautou

“For me, a woman who wears perfume represents the ultimate in femininity,” states Tautou. “When a woman has a pleasant or mysterious scent, it adds a little something to her.”

Audrey+Tautou+and+Jean Pierre+Jeunet Chanel Debuts Train de Nuit, Starring Audrey TautouIn this cinematic dialogue, the legend of N° 5 lives on. Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Amelie, the 2001 film collaboration between Tautou and Jeunet that marked the beginning of their creative relationship, became a phenomenal success and was recognized with international awards. In 2003 the pair partnered once again for A Very Long Engagement, a film with poignant visual and emotional intensity. “For N° 5, Audrey was the first person who came to mind,” notes Jeunet. “We needed a very expressive actress in very short shots, someone who could act with her eyes alone, and God knows that I know her eyes well.”

Audrey Tautou will join the legendary league of women who have represented CHANEL N° 5. Her elegance and beauty follow in the path of the iconic faces featured in CHANEL fragrance campaigns, including Nicole Kidman, Ali McGraw, Carole Bouquet, Lauren Hutton and Catherine Deneuve. The cinematic partnership between Audrey Tautou and Jean-Pierre Jeunet continues the tradition of CHANEL pairing influential directors and their muses for short films, such as Nicole Kidman and Baz Luhrman, and Keira Knightley and Joe Wright.

The film’s soundtrack, “I’m a Fool to Love You” is performed by legendary soul singer, Billie Holiday. Jeunet selected the song “for its absolute charm, her distinctive voice and the lyrics that evoke the folly of an encounter of love.”

Designed to reflect Coco Chanel’s very modern fashion philosophy, CHANEL N° 5 is a rich modern floral blend of jasmine, rose, patchouli, iris and ylang-ylang with gentle precious woods. The world’s most famous fragrance, made its debut in 1921. Coco Chanel asked the great perfumer, Ernest Beaux, to create a fragrance that reflected her very modern fashion philosophy. N° 5 was her lucky number and it was the fifth submission presented to Mademoiselle Chanel on the fifth day of the fifth month of the year, thus a legend was born with the name CHANEL N° 5.

DO Hold Your Breath: Prada Infusion de Fleur d’Oranger

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I am hopelessly devoted to Prada Infusion d’Iris. In 2007, when I gifted Mama Spoiled Pretty with a bottle for Christmas, I was seduced by its charm, and I’ve been wearing it ever since. In fact, I carry a full-sized bottle in my handbag. Yeah, I’m crazy like that. So when I recently learned that Prada would be releasing a new incarnation of the fragrance, Infusion de Fleur d’Oranger, I was beside myself with excitement.

Well, this past Saturday on a trip to Bloomingdale’s, I stopped by the fragrance counter to see if the perfume was worth the wait. I misted Prada Infusion de Fleur d’Oranger on a tester card, haphazardly catching a few of my fingers in the spray. And when I caught a whiff, I immediately cursed my bad aim.

I was expecting something modern and light, like my beloved Infusion d’Iris. Instead, I found the perfume to be an offense to my nostrils. I’m no fragrance expert, so the best way I can characterize the scent is cloying and grandmothery. It’s so strong that it would be the last perfume I’d think to spritz on in the warm summer months that are right around the bend. And while I recognize that fragrance is a very personal thing, I can’t think of one person I know who would willingly wear this perfume.

Jo+Malone+Orange+Blossom DO Hold Your Breath: Prada Infusion de Fleur dOrangerInfusion de Fleur d’Oranger eau de parfum is available in three sizes: 1.7 oz ($74), 3.4 oz ($100), and 6.75 oz ($135). The line also includes a 8.5 oz Hydrating Body Lotion ($52) and 33.8 oz Perfumed Bath and Shower Gel ($50). But I personally wouldn’t buy any of these products, even if Prada was having a BOGO promotion.

So I’m just going to stick with my Infusion d’Iris. And if the Orange Blossom mood strikes me, I’ll pick up this perfume by Jo Malone.

DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom Giveaway Winner

be delicious fresh blossom DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom Giveaway WinnerCongrats to Sue Farrell, winner of Spoiled Pretty’s Be Delicious Fresh Blossom Giveaway, generously sponsored by DKNY. Sue has won a 3.4 oz bottle of DKNY’s latest fragrance, plus the matching shower gel.

Inspired by the beauty of the Apple Blossom, DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom is lighthearted, intensely feminine, and radiant. A blend of sparkling grapefruit, cassis and sun-kissed apricot meets a blooming floral heart of sheer muguet and petally rose, wrapped in luminous jasmine. Finish the apple sensation with a body lingering base of blonde woods and smooth skin accords.

Be Delicious Fresh Blossom is sold at Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Sephora.

Again, congratulations to Sue – and thanks to all of you who entered. Don’t despair if you didn’t win…just try your luck again. You know there’s no shortage of giveaways here at Spoiled Pretty. In fact, I have another contest still going strong. Click here to enter the June Jacobs Vanda Orchid Collection Giveaway!

Springtime in the Big Apple and DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom Giveaway!

be+delicious+fresh+blossom Springtime in the Big Apple and DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom Giveaway!While it may not feel like spring yet, the first day is this Friday, March 20th! To celebrate, DKNY Fragrance is handing out its brand new fragrance DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom and pink roses in front of Bloomingdale’s and DKNY on Madison Avenue. Inspired by the apple blossom, DKNY’s fragrant new scent has the sweet smell of apple with a floral twist that will get anyone in the mood for the upcoming change of weather!

All of you ladies in NYC are invited to celebrate all that is fresh and beautiful about springtime in the Big Apple!

WHO: DKNY Fragrances and Bloomingdale’s

WHAT: In celebration of the arrival of springtime, DKNY Fragrances will be distributing fresh flowers and samples of the new DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom fragrance, while supplies last. Inspired by the Apple Blossom, DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom is a new fragrance that embodies the playful spirit of the original DKNY Be Delicious, with the updated floral feminine twist of springtime in New York.

WHEN & WHERE: Friday, March 20th, 2009
8:30AM – 10:30AM @ Bloomingdale’s, corner of E. 60th & Lexington Avenue
10:00AM – 12:00 noon @ The DKNY Store, corner of E. 60th & Madison Avenue

dkny+be+delicious+fresh+blossom Springtime in the Big Apple and DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom Giveaway!I’m not in NYC, so I feel for all of you readers who can’t make it to Manhattan. That’s why I’m partnering with DKNY for a delicious giveaway!!! One lucky reader is going to get spoiled pretty with the 3.4 oz DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom Eau de Parfum, plus the shower gel. Be Delicious Fresh Blossom is the fourth fragrance in the Be Delicious franchise, and marries freshness, vibrancy, and femininity. A blend of sparkling grapefruit, cassis, and sunkissed apricot meets a blooming floral heart of sheer muguet and petally rose wrapped in luminous jasmine. A base of juicy apple, mingled with lingering blond woods and smooth skin accord, completes the irresistibly sensual experience of the essence.

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Wednesday, March 25th. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Thursday, March 26th, I’ll announce the winner’s name. Please, only one entry per person; duplicate entries will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.

Good luck!

Two Scents I Can’t Wait to Spritz This Spring

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Vera Wang Rock Princess

I’ve always fancied myself a princess (if only in the providence of Spoiled Pretty), so it should come as no surprise that Vera Wang’s Princess and Flower Princess reign supreme on my vanity. Next month, Vera adds to the heir to the throne.

She’d trade her tiara in for a new guitar, attend a concert instead of the prom—she is Rock Princess, the dynamic new fragrance by Vera Wang. It’s all about the music, the fashion, and the spirit with this edgy yet seductively sweet essence.

Each verse is equally captivating in the dark, fruity scent that channels sultry rock-star attitude. It takes the stage with an exhilarating intro of succulent white peach, bittersweet red raspberry, and an illuminating flash of vibrant bergamot. The chorus reveals itself in lovely layers of ultra-feminine florals. Hypnotic heliotrope, vintage-inspired rose, night-blooming jasmine, delicate lily, and an unexpected riff of sharp, spicy accents. The melody bridges to a finale, cloaking the essence in the warm, sensual glow of plush cashmere woods, smoldering musk, elegant iris, and creamy coconut. You will not forget her.

The Rock Princess bottle is as rebellious and dark as the downtown clubs where she plays. A smoky glass heart steals the show with sharp faceted edges and cool surfaces. The front of the bottle is covered with heavy metal in a pattern inspired by a Vera Wang fabric design. The crown rocks at the top, in a gunmetal finish, covered with rhinestone studs. Set beneath the crown is a matching ring—the perfect jewelry for playing a solo on the bass or hammering away on the drums.

In April 2009, Vera Wang Rock Princess will be available in 1 oz and 3.4 oz Eau de Parfum – sold for $45 and $72, respectively. A 5 oz Satiny Body Lotion ($32) rounds out the collection.

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Prada Infusion de Fleur d’Oranger

I am also dying to get my hands (and pulse points) all over Prada’s newest offering. At the CEW Product Demonstration last month, I stopped by the Prada Infusion d’Iris table to rave about the fragrance. I told the rep how I’ve been hooked since purchasing for Mama Spoiled Pretty in December 2007…and how it has dethroned Hanae Mori Butterfly as my signature scent. After I finished testifying, the rep told me to be on the lookout for an orange incarnation, just in time for spring.

I’ve done a little research on this insider tip, and here’s what I found. Prada will introduce Infusion de Fleur d’Oranger, a new limited edition fragrance, later this month. The perfume is the first in a yearly series of limited edition scents, called the “Ephemeral Infusion Collection.”

Infusion de Fleur d’Oranger was developed by perfumer Daniela Andrier, and key notes include orange blossom, tuberose and jasmine.

The eau de parfum will be available in three sizes: 1.7 oz ($74), 3.4 oz ($100), and 6.75 oz ($135). The line also includes a 8.5 oz Hydrating Body Lotion ($52) and 33.8 oz Perfumed Bath and Shower Gel ($50).

Oscars 2009 Beauty: Evan Rachel Wood

Evan+Rachel+Wood+oscars+2009 Oscars 2009 Beauty: Evan Rachel Wood
Benefit fragrance was hot at the Oscars last night with some scent-sational buzz from actress Evan Rachel Wood, star of the Oscar-nominated film The Wrestler. Her scent was so alluring, E! host Ryan Seacrest stopped her on the red carpet to ask her what fragrance she was wearing. Evan announced, “I’m wearing a Benefit perfume,” during the E! Entertainment Live from the Red Carpet broadcast.

Photo: Wireimage

Kiehl’s Lovely Valentine’s Day Offerings

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Valentine’s Day is less than two weeks away, and Kiehl’s Since 1851 is has a number of alternatives to the traditional flowers/chocolates scenario! Why not a box of nourishing lip glosses or sweet-smelling lip balms. Or how about a re-launched Kiehl’s fragrance favorite that’s suitable for ladies and gents?

Trios of Kiehl’s “Simply Mahvelous” Lip Gloss and Scented Lip Balm #1 are dressed up for Valentine’s Day. For soothing color, choose between a Bright & Warm Set or a Neutral & Cool Set of Lip Glosses, each featuring one of Kiehl’s brand-new shades. For nourishing moisture without the color, try our Scented Lip Balm #1 Trio of the three newest Lip Balm #1 scents: Mango, Coconut, and Vanilla. Each set is packaged in a special Kiehl’s heart box, just for the holiday. The boxed sets are available only in Kiehl’s free-standing stores and on Kiehls.com.

LIP GLOSS SET #1
Bright & Warm Set includes:
• Lights on Broadway (new shade)
• French Rose
• Downtown Peach

LIP GLOSS SET #2
Neutral & Cool Set includes:
• Mahvelous Mauve (new shade)
• Icy Everest
• Pink Rider

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SCENTED LIP BALM TRIO
• Lip Balm #1 Mango
• Lip Balm #1 Coconut
• Lip Balm #1 Vanilla

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PORTABLE ESSENCE OILS

Kiehl’s also recently re-launched their classic essence oils – dating back to the early 1920s. These highly concentrated essence oils are packaged in an elegant amber glass combined with the ease of portability in a roller ball vial. Choose from essence oils of Musk 1921, Coriander 1946, Vanilla 1968 and Grapefruit 1976 Each date corresponds to the original essence’s formulation year created by Kiehl’s pharmacists for patrons who cherished an individual, enduring scent. These four classic essence oils are some of the 122 unique fragrant oils blended by hand in the original Kiehl’s Pharmacy.

This Valentine’s Day, Michael Kors Spreads Love Around

with+love+michael+kors This Valentines Day, Michael Kors Spreads Love Around
This Valentine’s Day, indulge in the latest With Love, Michael Kors fragrance set. The set includes three different interpretations of the Michael Kors fragrance.

Michael Kors Very Pretty Eau de Parfum: Intense sparkling citrus and drenched coconut meshed with sheer white florals add a touch of femininity. Sensual vetiver and lush sandalwood create a sophisticated balance, resulting in an indulgent floral interpretation of the original Michael Kors fragrance.

Michael Kors Eau de Parfum: The first fragrance from Michael Kors re-invents the iconic tuberose. Balanced with spices, sensual woods and exotic incense, Michael Kors Eau de Parfum is a modern, luxurious, sensual fragrance.

Michael Kors Eau de Toilette: A luminous, lighter way to wear the original signature Michael Kors fragrance. The concentration of the rich, creamy florals enhanced by sensual woods and incense has been softened, resulting in a beautiful new interpretation of classic tuberose.
The fabulous trio comes in rollerballs, and packaged in a glossy white box with a cutout heart.

The convenient roller balls are travel-friendly, ideal to wear everyday and everywhere.

With Love, Michael Kors is now available at macys.com – and will be sold at Bloomingdale’s and Michael Kors boutiques, beginning February 2009.

Look…Find Out If You’ve Won Vera Wang’s Latest Fragrance!

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Congratulations to Kim Kelly, Taryn Travis and Rosanna Yee. These ladies are winners of the Vera Wang Look Giveaway and will receive a 1 oz bottle of Vera’s newest fragrance.

A sparkling elixir of mandarin and watery greens are layered with lush notes of lychee and golden delicious apple, filling the topnote with a burst of energy and freshness. The vibrant floral bouquet of lily, freesia and jasmine envelopes with femininity and elegance. A natural sensuality is enhanced in the drydown of indulgent vanilla and skin musk. Touches of oakmoss and patchouli create balance with warmth, depth and character.

Thanks to Vera Wang for sponsoring this contest – and to all of you who entered. Stop by again soon for Spoiled Pretty’s next giveaway announcement.

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