Kim Kardashian’s fragrance is available now, exclusively at Sephora.
Every day, I post about beautiful things you should buy. But today, I’m taking this opportunity to urge you to do something beautiful.
On Tuesday, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti. More than 50,000 people are feared dead and 3 million more (one third of Haiti’s population) are left without access to food, water, shelter and electricity. Relief efforts are currently underway and you can play a part.
Please make a monetary donation to one of the agencies responding to the Haitian earthquake relief. The situation is dire, and the people of Haiti are counting on our compassion and generosity. Every little bit helps, so don’t think you lack the means to make a difference. You know the money that you were saving to buy a new mascara, lip gloss or eye cream? Donate it to this very worthy cause. I guarantee you won’t miss it, and your small sacrifice could save someone’s life.
Yesterday, I took my ‘new jeans fund’ and split it amongst the American Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders. New jeans would have been cute, but I couldn’t justify spoiling myself when there are so many people without bare necessities.
Visit CNN.com for a comprehensive list of charities that are providing critical assistance to those affected by the catastrophic earthquake.
When it comes to hair accessories, you can’t get more gorge than Jennifer Behr. Her works of art have been seen in the pages of Vogue, on the Fashion Week runways, and perched atop the head of the Upper East Side’s queen bee.
Now through Tuesday, January 26 – in preparation for their Spring Collection – Jennifer Behr is offering a range of styles from 2009 previously seen in the press, on celebrities, or in stores…and, for the first time in JB history, they’ve put select styles up to 75% off!
Petite Spikes Headwrap, $36 (75% off)
Be prim and punk proper in this dangerously delicate headwrap. Petite nickel spikes – too darling to harm – are embedded into a thin length of slick patent leather. Pretty tough. Finished at back with elastic for a custom, comfortable fit.
Double Rose Barrette, $50 (50% off!)
Two elegant hand-curled silk roses on an automatic barrette. could be a bit gothic romance, or else summer garden party. This piece doesn’t have to be formal – pin into a dishevled twist, or a smooth chignon.
Patent Orchid on Skinny Headband, $50 (75% off!)
Sculpted patent orchid floats right above the ear on a skinny headband. Hand-pressed, wired orchid petals. The patent petals are embossed with all the delicate details of orchid leaves. Great for short haired ladies. Worn by Leighton Meester, aka Blair, on Gossip Girl‘s season 1 finale.
Rope Knotted Headwrap, $86 (50% off!)
Ultra thick black cording is fashioned into a high-sheen, voluptuous knot that is more gothic glamour than nautical. Use it to tame a free flowing mane, or to add polish to an updo. Finished at back with brass caps and elastic for a perfect fit.
Wide Lattice Headwrap, $15 (75% off!)
Charming wide lattice headwrap, made of vintage ribbon material and finished at back with leather tabs and elastic for a comfortable fit.
Double Rosette Headwrap, $76 (50%)
Featuring two hand-rolled rosettes on silk satin, this 2 1/4″ headwrap is finished in the back with elastic. Can be worn to create a beautiful vintage look. As seen on Gossip Girl‘s Blair.
Jennifer Behr accessories are usually quite a splurge, so this online-only event is the perfect time to pick up some hair baubles that won’t break the bank.
*Each piece was originally handmade to order. Sale styles are limited in quantity and are offered until they are sold out.
Is there a better fragrance ad than the Dior J’Adore commercial starring Charlize? I think not. No only did it prompt me to get reacquainted with J’Adore’s fruity floral bouquet (we originally parted ways in college), I even downloaded Marvin Gaye’s “A Funky Space Reincarnation” on my iPod…good stuff.
The commercial for Miss Dior Cherie (directed by Sophia Coppola) is another great one. Dior just does it better. One perfume ad I could do without (besides the Britney Spears ones – those go without saying), however, is the Estee Lauder Pleasures commercial. I cannot stand the way Gwyneth Paltrow pronounces “pleasures”…her accent just sounds so contrived; makes me wince every time she says it. My theory is that she’s spent too much time viva la vida in London. Anyway…now, when it comes on TV, I brace myself for it. Too bad…great perfume, stinky ad.
What are your favorite fragrance ads?
New from NARS: Introducing Orgasm Illuminator, a scintillatingly sheer, weightless fluid that instantly makes skin refreshed, radiant and glowing. Flecks of gold, peach and pink shimmer softly diffuse light, melting into the skin to allow natural luminosity to shine through.
Apply Orgasm Illuminator all over the face for a barely-there, healthy glow. Use as a highlighter for a glimmering accent on the cheekbones. Layer it under, over, or mix directly with NARS Foundations for added overall brilliance. Wear it on the neck, shoulders or décolleté for a silky, subtle, eye-catching sheen.
The Orgasm Illuminator, a new product category for NARS, joins the cult-followed collection of NARS Orgasm-hued products, which includes Blush, Lip Gloss, Nail Polish and The Multiple. Revered by makeup artists and consumers worldwide, NARS Orgasm products have been the recipient of numerous beauty accolades.
NARS Orgasm Illuminator contains raspberry and black currant; bisabolol; Indian Frankincense, Panthenol and Sodium Hyaluronate. It is non-comedogenic.
The NARS Orgasm Illuminator is available exclusively at Sephora.
How haute is this lace manicure? I don’t know about you, but I want it right now. Believe it or not, nailing this look is quite simple – and can be achieved in 4 steps at home! Visit Beauty on a Dime to learn how.
Today, Avon announced it has signed actress Zoë Saldana to be the spokeswoman for the brand’s new fragrance, Eternal Magic, debuting April 2010. In addition to supporting Eternal Magic, Saldana will also be featured in the company’s brochure as a face of Avon’s color cosmetics category in the coming months.
“I’m very proud to be working with Avon and to be the face of Eternal Magic,” says Saldana. “It means so much to me to be associated with a company that shares my values and believes in empowering women.”
“We are thrilled to have Zoë as the spokesperson for Eternal Magic. Every woman wants to be unforgettable and Zoë perfectly embodies that feeling. She’s a rising star in Hollywood – and has built a strong reputation for playing empowering characters that leave a lasting impression,” says Geralyn Breig, Senior Vice President and President of Avon North America. “We were drawn to her inner and outer beauty, and feel she represents the perfect combination of strength and femininity.”
An unforgettable fragrance that leaves an indelible impression, Eternal Magic creates everlasting memories with a fragrance signature that lingers in the air. The artfully crafted fragrance takes inspiration from the rare Princess Monaco Rose. The enchanting scent is the embodiment of the unique magic that surrounds mysterious, alluring women everywhere.
Eternal Magic launches in April 2010.