Sally Hansen and Tracy Reese Collaborate Again for Fashion Week Fall 2010

 Sally Hansen and Tracy Reese Collaborate Again for Fashion Week Fall 2010THINK: The new neutrals . . . deep, smoky nail shades inspired by modern runway designs.

WHAT IT IS: A fashionable collaboration between nail color expert Sally Hansen and designer Tracy Reese. For the ninth season in a row, Sally Hansen has joined forces with fashion icon Tracy Reese to develop the season’s essential accessory: stark nail lacquers inspired by Reese’s fall collection.

INSPIRATION: For fall 2010, Tracy Reese draws on urban and rural influences in a highly modern, wearable collection. Prince of Wales checks, distressed faux fur and stretch suede styles are softened by feminine lace, pleated chiffons and draping. In an array of rich, natural tones like spruce green, bittersweet brown, smoky blue and sweet blush, the collection infuses rustic country fare with sharp city bite. The shades in the Tracy Reese for Sally Hansen Collection reflect this emphasis on natural tones, urban inspiration and layering. On the runway, Reese layered black Leaver’s lace over the nude shade Wet Clay to create a custom textured look.

 Sally Hansen and Tracy Reese Collaborate Again for Fashion Week Fall 2010The five new shades in the nail color collection are made with Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure, an all-in-one formula that combines the benefits of a base coat, strengthener, growth treatment, rich color and top coat in a single multi-tasking polish. The patented formula features the most advanced lacquer technology, concentrated high-intensity color, and encapsulated treatment sphere of Vita-Care Technology.

This season’s shades include: Evening Fog, Fedora, Wet Clay, Touch of Mink, and Bittersweet.

“A touch of color to your nails gives you a total polished look, as it creates a complete package from head to toe,” says Reese. “And what woman doesn’t feel amazing with a fresh manicure and beautiful dress?”

tracy+reese+sally+hansen Sally Hansen and Tracy Reese Collaborate Again for Fashion Week Fall 2010

 Sally Hansen and Tracy Reese Collaborate Again for Fashion Week Fall 2010

Tracy Reese receives a manicure by Sally Hansen Nail Expert, Dana Caruso, with the Tracy Reese for Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Bittersweet.

 Sally Hansen and Tracy Reese Collaborate Again for Fashion Week Fall 2010

Sally Hansen manicurists apply black Leaver’s Lace over Tracy Reese for Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Wet Clay to create the runway nail look.

“We’re so thrilled to be joining forces with Tracy Reese once again,” says Bill Boraczek, Senior Vice President of Cosmetics Marketing, Coty Beauty US. “We love working with her season after season because she always brings her uniquely feminine sensibility to Sally Hansen shades, creating a fashion-forward collection that truly works for every woman.”

The polishes are $7 each and can be purchased at chain drug stores, food stores and mass merchandisers nationally.

Chris Benz Signing Chris & Tell Lipsticks Tomorrow at Saks NYC

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Chris Benz lancome Chris Benz Signing Chris & Tell Lipsticks Tomorrow at Saks NYCIf you’re looking for the Chris Benz Chris & Tell lipstick, here’s one of your last chances to get it. Chris is doing a personal appearance at the Saks Fifth Avenue Lancôme counter in Manhattan tomorrow. He’ll be signing lipsticks and sharing the inspiration for his Spring 2010 collection. Saks is the official retailer for Chris & Tell and this is one of the only counters that has any lipsticks left.

Chris & Tell was created specifically for the Chris Benz Spring 2010 Fashion Week presentation held in September 2009. Since its debut earlier this month, it has become one of the fastest-selling lipsticks in the Lancôme Pout-à-Porter designer lipstick series. Six hundred of the lipsticks sold on lancome-usa.com in just 48 hours. Beauty aficionados have already snatched up most of the supply and some have already popped up on eBay.

Chris is also happy to sign previously purchased lipsticks…so if you already have a Chris & Tell, feel free to stop by. Joining Chris will be makeup artist extraordinaire Daniel Martin, co-creator of the gorgeous peachy coral lipstick, the Lancôme team and some of his favorite models, who will be wearing the clothing and the makeup look from the Spring show.

Chris Benz Personal Appearance
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Saks Fifth Avenue Lancôme counter
Fifth Avenue between 49th and 50th Streets
5 to 7 p.m.

Get Two Free Zoya Nail Polishes With Any $10 Order!

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In honor of New York Fashion Week, Zoya wants to give a “Fashion Reward” to all of their followers and fans. Place any Zoya or Qtica order of $10 (on zoya.com, qtica.com or artofbeauty.com) and get any 2 Zoya Nail Polish shades (0.5 oz bottles) of your choice as a free gift!

Zoya Nail Polish Get Two Free Zoya Nail Polishes With Any $10 Order!Simply add all the items that you want to purchase online to your shopping cart. Enter the code NYFW in the “code” field and press the “update” button. A $14 discount will appear in the shopping cart for the value of the 2 Zoya Nail Polishes.

Offer valid from Wednesday, 2/17/2010 – Friday, 2/19/2010, at 5PM EST. Standard shipping charges apply. Offer valid for consumer online orders only. Free ground shipping for orders over $55 in Continental USA only.

CHANEL Taps Scorsese To Direct New Advertising Campaign

CHANEL MS GU CHANEL Taps Scorsese To Direct New Advertising Campaign

CHANEL just announced that Academy Award winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese will direct the broadcast advertising campaign for their new men’s fragrance. French actor and rising international star, Gaspard Ulliel, is the face of the new line and will be featured in the ads. The new CHANEL men’s fragrance will be launched worldwide in September 2010.

New York Fashion Week Fall 2010: Red Lip Trend

fashion+week+red+lips New York Fashion Week Fall 2010: Red Lip Trend

My gal Amber over at Daily Makeover shares one of the hottest trends for fall 2010. Are you red-y?

Lipstick lovers always look forward to fall because it’s the season of the bold lip. If you’re not yet ready to plunge into the deep hues of the glampire beauty trend, there are many interpretations of the more classic crimson look. Oh, and stop making fun of your mother about her lip pencil: The formerly eschewed makeup implement is making a major comeback this fall. Get your sharpeners ready: Here are our favorite red lip looks of the season.

At Richard Chai, Gucci Westman for Revlon keyed makeup. Lips were defined with new-for-fall Revlon Suede Rhapsody Multi-Use Palette, set to launch in September 2010. First, Gucci applied ColorStay Lip Liner in Red all over the lip as a base, then painted on the deeper red lipstick from the palette which created a matte effect. “The clothes don’t have a lot of color, so I felt a pop of pigment was needed on the lips,” explains Westman.

China dolls were the beauty inspiration at Vivienne Tam, where makeup lead Charlotte Willer for Maybelline created a bright defined red lip look that was tempered by fresh skin and punctuated by a defined brow. To get such a precise defined lip look, Willer lined and filled lips in with Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Liner in 50 Red, a gorgeous garnet. “It’s an Asian red, which echoes Vivienne’s collection,” Willer explained. The color and texture was perfect–no additional lipstick was used.

Another stunning, sculpted red lip took center stage at Herve Léger, as it’s known to do – this is no understudy red. Lisa Butler for MAC cosmetics created a strong, matte lip with MAC Lipstick in Lady Danger, a cult favorite orange-red. Gals with pink skin tones need not shy away from this warm red. Per Butler, “Simply toning down the pinkness in the cheeks with a bit of foundation and skipping blush will prepare even a cooler-complexioned girl for this type of yellow-based red.”

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Coming Soon: Spoiled Pretty Baby!

 Coming Soon: Spoiled Pretty Baby!

If you’ve been wondering why the posts aren’t coming as fast and furiously as usual, there’s a really good explanation. Mr. Spoiled Pretty and I are expecting! Our little one will be joining the Spoiled Pretty family in August and we can’t wait to meet him or her (we don’t know yet, but will find out next month). Here’s a first look at the baby…

Lil+Baird001 Coming Soon: Spoiled Pretty Baby!

To celebrate this new stage in my life, I will be adding a new regular column to this blog. This column will spotlight beauty products, fashion, accessories and personal care items for moms and mommies-to-be. Look for that feature to start soon.

New York Fashion Week: L.A.M.B., Fall 2010

lamb+fall+2010 New York Fashion Week: L.A.M.B., Fall 2010

My girl Megan McIntyre of Daily Makeover scored an exclusive interview with Gwen Stefani, backstage at the L.A.M.B. Fall 2010 Fashion Week show.

Fall/Winter 2010 Fashion Week started today, and Daily Makeover kicked it off backstage at L.A.M.B. with designer Gwen Stefani. She gave us an exclusive look into what inspires her, how she creates that fab red lip (girlfriend does her own makeup!) and what beauty look her husband can’t get enough of.

fall+2010+l.a.m.b. New York Fashion Week: L.A.M.B., Fall 2010What inspired the beauty look for the L.A.M.B. show?
The collection is based on a vintage, naughty, Hollywood starlet girl, a little bit of a modern, futuristic girl and a little bit of a soldier girl. I found these Ellen von Unwerth pictures with black makeup and the dark lips [that I loved] so we’re going to do the hair very set, vintage and glamorous with a lot of bangs.

The thing that I’ve learned is that you have an inspiration, you have a picture, an idea and it just evolves into what it’s going to be. You don’t consider when you come up with three ideas for a theme that you’re going to have a blizzard, a baby with an ear infection and the Chinese new year, but at the end of the day the creative process of having that pressure and that drama means you come up with things you normally wouldn’t. I can’t wait to see it all together. For me, it’s all about that part with the music and seeing the girls.

Red lips are a big beauty trend we’re seeing for Fall 2010. The red lipstick look is already one of your trademarks!
I just love when things that I love come back into style. I don’t have one specific red lipstick that I use. MAC’s sponsoring the show today, so [lead makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury] put a mixture of four different reds on me. I know she definitely used Russian Red. I tend to go more for the blue-reds than the orange-reds–I think they look better on me.

My husband [musician Gavin Rossdale] actually really likes [red lips] so whenever I don’t wear them he’s like “Wait, where are the lips?” So I like that Hollywood glamorous look and I always have and always will…I’m kind of stuck in my own ways.

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Olay Total Effects Advanced Anti-Aging Body Wash Reader Review

beauty+bloggerati+olay Olay Total Effects Advanced Anti Aging Body Wash Reader Review

Hello, friends! Remember the fabulous giveaway I hosted a few weeks ago where one lucky reader got a chance to try Olay’s new Total Effects 7-in-1 Advanced Anti-Aging Body Wash (available in two formulas: Deep Penetrating Moisture and Exfoliate and Replenish)? Well, the winner wrote back about her prize, and I wanted to share her review with all of you. So without further ado…

Olay+Total+Effects+7 in 1+Advanced+Anti Aging+Body+Wash+2 Olay Total Effects Advanced Anti Aging Body Wash Reader ReviewAlthough initially unimpressed with the Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Advanced Anti-Aging bottles (which look like they were left in the sun too long and yellowed) and the scent (which is heavily floral), once I squeezed some of the Deep Penetrating Moisture body wash into my hand, I was enthused. The body wash is thick, reminding me of conditioner rather than liquid soap, and applied smoothly with very little lather, like a silky lotion. My skin immediately felt softer and more elastic, changes that lasted through toweling dry and were still noticeable 12 hours later. I convinced one of my family members to product test with me, and she agreed that the scent, though not offensive, was not particularly pleasant and thought that the body wash had a remarkably creamy texture and left her skin well hydrated.

The Exfoliate and Replenish body wash was less heavily scented, a definite improvement, but I was dissatisfied with the micro-derm beads, considering them to be too smooth for proper exfoliation. Since they are suspended in a cream similar to the Deep Penetrating Moisture, my skin still received a boost of hydration, though not as much. However, my fellow product tester was much more impressed. She found the smell pleasant, thought the body wash had just the right amount of beads that delivered gentle exfoliation and reported that her skin felt soft after use.

Of the two, the Deep Penetrating Moisture variety was definitely my preference, though I wish Olay would tone down the scent a bit. My skin was noticeably softer and smoother for almost 24 hours, which is a great victory over dry winter skin. -Erin

Thanks for your honest review, Erin! To read my review, click here.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Giveaway!

stila+Stay+All+Day+Waterproof+Liquid+Eye+Liner Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Giveaway!Did you happen to read my review of Stila’s new Dust to Diamonds? If you did, you know that I am enamored with every product. I strongly suggest buying the entire collection, but I understand that for many, $132 worth of cosmetics just isn’t in the credit cards. So I’m gonna get you started…

This week, six readers will win Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner. “Marker-sharp precision and a true carbon black pigment, this waterproof liquid liner glides on easily without pulling, smudging, or running. Color stays in place all day long.”

To enter the giveaway, leave a message in the comments section; make sure to leave a way for me to get in touch, just in case you get lucky.

Contest is open to U.S. residents only. The giveaway ends at noon (EST) on Wednesday, February 17, 2010. Good luck!

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