Beauty Week in Review the 6th Edition

Welcome to the 6th Edition of the Beauty Week in Review; week ending December 14th. The beauty industry has been in overdrive in the last few weeks and here’s the 411 on what’s been happening!!!

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Burberry opens a store in London called Burberry Beauty Box located near the Chanel and Dior beauty boutiques. The Beauty Box is filled with two floors of beauty with the use of modern technology to showcase products and services. A digital chandelier was made using moving iPads to display beauty content. A digital runway nail bar lets customers virtually test nail colors on different skin tones on the screen. And if that wasn’t enough…The Beauty Box has a stylist available to assist customers how to coordinate your makeup with your accessories. (In my infomercial voice) But wait…there’s more!!! They also offer mini mani’s and fragrance consultations.

WOW…is all I can say. I am beyond impressed and jealous at the same time that The Beauty Box is not in the US for me to just sit and be amazed all day long!!! I guess I will have to find a way to get to London soon!!! (Insert Shameless Plug) If anyone would like to sponsor me… I am open to discuss 😉 LBVS!!!

Physicians Formula is getting a makeover to make the brand more glamorous. The new tag line will be Rx for Glamour a blend between health and glamour. New products will be unveiled in 2014 like a Super CC+ Color Correction Cream, Sexy Booster eye products and a Bronze Booster Glow – Boosting BB Cream, SPF 20.

Not only am I sold on the newness of the brand but I am also super excited about the Bronze Booster Glow – Boosting BB Cream. A Bronzer and a BB Cream all in one with a SPF??? Yes! Yes! Yes!!! Physicians Formula will give me bronzing life this summer and I can’t wait!!!

Pink is the color for spring according the trends of makeup brands like YSL, Nars and Givenchy.

I don’t know about you but I’m sold!!! Pink is one of my favorite colors…Yay Pink!!!

Herbal Essence is upgrading with a premium line to launch in January named Naked!!! The products are free of heavy residues, parabens and dyes.

This line sounds interesting but I wonder why it’s not Sulfate Free if it’s called Naked??? Things that make you go hmm…IJS

Kiss Products are on the edge of releasing groundbreaking nail technology like artificial nails with gel finish, nail tattoos, nail art kits and a nail repair system. They are also launching gel nail strips that can be set with a special topcoat or LED lamp that will last up to 2 weeks.

This sounds interesting and I am willing to give it a try. Manicure Monday here I come!!! LOL

 

Pantone announces Radiant Orchid as the color of the year for 2014 with the color expanding into hues of fuchsia, purple and pink.

I’m looking forward to spring already!!!

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Attention all mani divas!!! There is a phone app just for you called Mani Diaries. It’s a social networking app to unite mani divas together to share manis, pedis and nail art.

Sounds cool but not my thing.

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Trish McEvoy launches a Portable Beauty Collection with 2 palettes of colors. One for eyes and the other for lips and cheeks with a makeup bag and brushes included for $98.

This is a cool deal and the colors look like they can actually match all skin tones. The price point is amazing considering everything that is inside…sign me up!!!

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So there you have it…the beauty 411 for week ending December 14th!!! What do you think??? Is there anything this week that excites you???

 

 

Sources from WWD.com and beautypress.com

 

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Beauty Week in Review 11.30.13

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I know it has been a while but the beauty industry has been a little quiet over the past couple of weeks until now! Here is what has been happening while you have been shopping, eating and giving thanks!

The L’Oreal brand Biotherm has introduced Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester as the new Brand Ambassador. Just in case you are scratching your head and asking yourself who is Biotherm? They are a French brand of luxury skincare products for the face and body. They have been around for several years and the brand is very popular in China.

I think this is a great move for Biotherm to have a fresh international face that is well known with the millennial age group. She can bring a younger audience to an older brand.

Nordstrom Beauty Department gets a makeover! The look will be contemporary to make the customer have a more individualized experience. Brands will now have key and trend products grouped together and Nordstrom will offer a beauty concierge service to allow a fuller shopping experience with the products. They will also offer more trial sizes, makeup applications and consultations. Two flagships stores in California have been completed with more stores to follow.

Wow, this is a smart move for Nordstrom! With their outstanding customer service and beauty makeover, this will make them a top competitor with Sephora! I know Sephora will be on their “A game” but this is a race I intend on watching!

Supermodel and Beauty Maven Iman takes a leap into the CC Cream world! The brand has launched five CC Correct & Cover Powder to Crème Concealer shades. The powder to cream formula will offer more coverage than the BB Crème. The CC Crème will cost $15 and designed to balance the skin tone, color correct the complexion with great ingredients like amino acids, protein, vitamins B, C, and E and beta-carotene. The launch is scheduled for December 15th online and in stores January 1st like Walgreens and Target as well as ulta.com.

Well Ms. Iman, you definitely have my attention with those ingredients! I am excited and counting down the days to find my shade with your free app where I can snap my pic and find the shade that fits my skin tone!

MAC teams up with Disney! Yes, this is truly an OMG moment as it is the first time the makeup giant has teamed up with a motion picture! They will offer a limited edition collection from the upcoming Angelina Jolie film Mistress of All Evil – Maleficent of Sleeping Beauty. The limited edition line will include products for the face, eyes, lips and nails.

It sounds very interesting and I can’t wait to see the colors!

The sexy rapper Pitbull is set to launch a fragrance! He will unveil the fragrances at his concert on New Year’s Eve in Miami. There is a scent for men and women and they are titled none other then Pitbull! The scent will be sold on amazon.com from the launch until February 14th. He also has plans to expand the brand in the future with fashion, accessories and beauty products.

If this fragrance smells as sexy as he looks…it will be a best seller! LOL

L’Oreal is launching a product called Hairchalk for those of you who love to color and change your hair on a constant basis. The product will be available in eight colors ranging from pink, blue to bronze. It will be applied as a liquid and dry as a powder and priced at $36.65. It will be launched in the US in March 2014.

Dear L’Oreal, I am officially giving you the side eye o-O. This does not sound interesting or fun but I wish you luck!

So there you have it Beauty Scholars…this weeks beauty news!!! What do you think??? Does any of this newness excite you???

Sources from WWD.com and beautypress.com

 

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Beauty Week in Review 11.2.13

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Beauty Week in Review 11.2.13

Hey Beauty Scholars!!! Welcome to the 3rd edition of the Beauty Week in Review!!! I do realize that this should be the 4th installment but the news in terms of beauty the week before was bleak to say the least…LOL!!! This week is a little livelier; so let’s get this party started!!!

Sephora Americas has a named Calvin McDonald as the new CEO.  Now this is interesting because McDonald comes from Sears Canada where he was the President and CEO. Don’t judge a book a by its cover until you know the whole story :-). McDonald has been very successful in Canada with Sears with positive store comp sales for three quarters in a row for the first time in seven years as well as his past success with other companies!!! So don’t worry Sephora loyalist…the company sounds it’s in great hands with more innovative thinking to come. Stay tuned…I know I will!!!

Beautystat.com re-launched its site with an ecommerce portion section added this week. The site was previously geared toward social networking and blogging but now, it has new features!!! You can create a profile, make a wish list, and purchase products, read reviews, pin products as well as other things. I like the new site but I also miss the old one. It is worth taking a ride or two around the block, so go check it out and let me know what you think!!!

Avon is taking a local stand for marketing and I love it!!! Instead of a one face fits all for beauty, they are looking to take local celebrities and keep the same product and advertising with a local message. This will position the brand to become more relevant to the culture in a particular market…i.e., US or Brazil. This totally makes sense to me and I am excited to see the end result!!! Good luck Avon!!!

Japonesque, who is the guru of beauty tools and best known for their tweezers, is expanding the brand with color cosmetics. WOW…this is super exciting. The date was set for October 27th in Ulta with 220 stores and to expand with another 150 doors in March. Side note: I think I am going to take a break and head over to my local Ulta for some beauty play time today…giggles!!! The products are priced from $18 -$36 with very vivid colors for the eyes, lips and face. FYI…if you live in the UK, the brand is also launching in John Lewis.

UK brand Rimmel is changing its focus to eyes. Mascara seems to be driving the overall sales for the brand so why not make it the focus. They are now ranked as the 4th largest mascara brand in the mass market!!! They have also updated the shadows; they have a cream formulation that is long lasting and easy to work with. Sounds like the eyes have it…LOL and I am going to see what they hype is all about with reviews to come…of course!!! 🙂

L’Oreal names Blake Lively as the new Brand Ambassador. This is exciting to me, as I really like Blake; I have loved her style since the 1st season of Gossip Girl (don’t judge me…she has style and the show was good) LOL.

The brand Toppik, best known for their hair fiber products, launches hair supplements for growth. They will be adding Hair Nutrition 2-in-1 Capsules and other products later this year that will also promote hair growth. Products are now available at Sally’s Beauty Supply, a 30-day supply for $19.95 and Ulta early next year. While I am not down with taking supplements, I am interested in the Toppik Hair Regrowth Treatment – a topical treatment to be launched next year!!!

Jay Z is set to launch his 1st fragrance for men. Well, it was only a matter of time as his wife Bey has experienced much success with her scents. November 20th is the launch date at Barney’s to be followed up with a November 29th date in Macy’s, Sephora, Nordstrom, Belk, Bon-Ton and Ulta. Just in time for the holiday season!!!

MAC names Rihanna as the new Viva Glam Spokesperson for 2014!!! Well…it only makes sense as RiRi Woo was a best seller and sold out in most stores as well as on-line during its initial launch. But, I have to wonder, is it better to have the RiRi brand as an exclusive limited edition or as the Spokesperson for the brand??? Hmm…I guess only time will tell. Don’t get me wrong, I love her style and trend setting ways but will people get bored seeing her as the face of the brand for the whole year??? What are your thoughts???

So there you have it Beauty Scholars…this weeks beauty news!!! What do you think??? Does any of this newness excite you???

 

Sources from WWD.com

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