Monthly Archives: November 2012

Kiehl’s Art Lotion for a Cause

     The cosmetic industry accounts for one of the world’s biggest expenditures according to studies. In 2005, the world has spent a staggering EUR 70 B/y on cosmetics. Indeed, the cosmetic industry is a profitable enterprise dominated by only a few multinational corporations in Japan, United States, and Europe.

Kiehl’s is an American corporation founded in 1851 as Brunswick Pharmacy. One of its employees, John Kiehl, purchased Brunswick Pharmacy and renamed it Kiehl’s Pharmacy. Under John Kiel’s leadership, Kiehl’s developed new products and expanded its market to beauty products. For more than one and a half century, Kiehl’s continued its bid for excellence and innovation. Today, Kiehl’s is one of the most trusted cosmetic companies worldwide.

This year Kiehl’s collaborated with American artist, Kenny Scharf, to recreate its Crème de Corps set. Kenny Scharf is prominent figure in the East Village art scene during the 1980s. He is famous for his interdisciplinary art scene making sparkly, pop-ed and monstrous paintings and installations. He is also known for his use of images of animated cartoons popular during his childhood, such as The Flintstones and The Jetsons.

Each Crème de Corps has a touch of Kenny Scharf’s creativity that changes the face of cosmetics. Kenny Scharf utilizes vibrant and vivid colors for every Crème de Corps set which will surely ignite the fantasies of women who want to feel invigorated and beautiful. Kenny Scharf has been known for his contemporary art that perfectly complements Kiehl’s taste for sophistication.

The colorfully packaged Crème de Corps by Kenny Scharf lotion which has been a signature product of Kiehl’s for four decades now will surely provide women avid fans a beauty experience like no other. Crème de Corps lotion is considered to the best because of its hydrating prowess that comes from its carefully-picked ingredients, beta-carotene, squalene, and nurturing oils that effectively soften and smoothen skin.

What is even greater for this fabulous product, the Crème de Corps by Kenny Scharf lotion, is that it is exclusively designed for the benefit of children all over the world. Kiehl has been actively participating in charity activities, and this year, it has pledged to donate all net profits from its Crème de Corps by Kenny Scharf lotion to various children charities worldwide.

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Posted by on November 29, 2012 in Beauty


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Young Couple’s Break Up – Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez

Selena-Gomez-and-Justin-Bieber-at-the-2011-American-Music-AwardsI used to think, that we, were forever ever ever
And I used to say never say never
Huh, he calls me up and he’s like, I still love you
And I’m like, I’m just, I mean this is exhausting, you know
We are never getting back together, like ever

These famous lines from Taylor Swift’s hit “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” may have been on Selena’s music playlist these days. But who knows, Justin is probably cooking up something right now to win back his sweetheart.

Yes, it is sad to say that the young couple has allegedly broken up a week ago after two years of being together, reports say. Since their much publicized relationship in February 2011, Justin and Selena have been very open about their romance to the press and their millions of fans across the globe.  They are usually spotted in every high profile galas and events, unafraid to show the world their love. They are indeed the Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears of this young generation.

The romantic duo is believed to have parted ways because of the complications in their hectic work schedules. Justin is flying one plane after another for his “Believe” album worldwide tour. On the other hand, Selena is currently busy filming Wizards of Waverly Place reunion movie in Hollywood. They have not been pictured together since mid October. Reports of their breakup surfaced first week of November after Justin’s most talked about performance in the Victoria’s Secrets Fashion Show.

Immediately after Justin’s appearance in the said fashion show, where he was seen cozy with Hungarian model, Barbara Palvin, Selena tweeted a photo of Justin and another artist with Barbara in the background, with an intriguing caption, “….” Another incident led to the speculation that Barbara also triggered the Justin-Selena breakup. Justin watched the Lion King musical in New York with a bunch of people, including Barbara.

Justin has refused to give any comments on the issued he is involved with. Sources close to Justin and Selena say that the two are set to meet to talk things out as Justin reportedly wants to give their relationship another shot.

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Posted by on November 16, 2012 in Celebrity, Entertainment


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Marni Breaks Boring Perfume Conventions, Releases New Scent for Fun and Eccentric Women

Marnis first perfumeMarni, the renowned Italian fashion label is set to release a new female scent in February 2013, which bears the same name.

The brand was established in 1994 and since then it gained reputation for the use of eccentric prints and playful tailoring. It has also grown so much in the past years and turns over about $100 million annually

According to Consuelo Castiglioni, the Swiss Italian creative head and founder of Marni through an interview with the Women’s Wear Daily (WWD), the perfume will certainly reflect the fashion of the brand.

Castiglioni added that the perfume is individual and does not evoke anything in particular. She imparted that the scent if for a woman who dresses herself, does not follow the trends but is still sophisticated and is a bit eccentric.

The said perfume is produced through a tie up with Aramis as well as at Estée Lauder’s Designer Fragrances division.

One the other hand, the Aramis global brand president Veronique Gabai-Pinsky depicted the scent as very modern and bold.

Aside from the said perfume, Marni’s fragrance line includes shower gel, deodorant, body lotion and body cream.

Marni is bound to debut through an exclusive availability at Saks Fifth Avenue for six months. Afterwards it will expand to 2,000 points for worldwide sales.

More and more fashion brands are releasing their own line of scents these days and it seems that Marni is following the trend Marni 2013 Collection SetNews reports add that the model Raquel Zimmermann is the one chosen to launch the campaign. Based on the released images, which depicts the “new Marni baby”, the perfume is packaged in an adorable chic polka dot print bottle with a red stopper. further stated that the scent is a blend of spicy and woody notes, which is combined with intense rose oil to infuse voluptuousness.

The design of the packaging comes from Castiglioni who has found inspiration in a flea market. According to her, the bottle reflects their concept. She explains that women would want to keep it. The dots meanwhile reflect the concept of the whole perfume. These dots are a play to the proportions of the cap.

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Posted by on November 9, 2012 in Beauty, Fashion


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Nail Polish Maven Teams Up with R29 for the Ultimate Beauty Box

Julep Nail Polish

   The nail polish maven Julep has teamed up with Refinery29 to create the ultimate three-month beauty box subscription. This fabulous treat will surely leave most chic gals drooling. Most may expect that the three-month beauty box contain only three nail polish shades. However, Julep is on a generous streak as the nail polish maven included five favorite shades for fall. The colors range from dark shades, metallic and bold. Julep does not even stop there. It even included a bottle of cuticle oil in the subscription.

Patrons who purchased the product will receive an email that will enable them to have a preview of the upcoming selection. Such simply meant that buyers are given the option to choose the color that fits their personality. Aside from these numerous advantages, the pack also boasts of being formaldehyde-free. This ensures the safety of the consumers and their health. Formaldehyde nail polish products are prevalent in the market, and unknown to many they impose some health risks. Formaldehyde is poisonous and it could be lethal at high doses. In addition, it would be great to glam up those dull looking nails before the hectic holidays. As a foretaste of the sumptuous offerings of Refinery29 and Julep, the image of the product is shown through their website.

Both companies are inviting patrons to view the specific colors in the curated Maven Intro box. The beauty box as the site describes it contains a perfect neutral, sophisticated grey crème called Meryl. The second is namely Alfre, a royal metropolitan purple metallic. Third is Gunta, which is a Trina Turk Fall ’12 elevated royal blue crème. Then Hoch, another Trina Turk Fall ’12 but is a mod emerald green crème. Finally, there’s Olivia, which is a rich graceful dark chocolate truffle crème. The cuticle oil, which is mentioned earlier, is included. This oil is special because it contains the natural blend of essential oils and vitamin E. Such combination will hydrate and strengthen the nail as well as the cuticles. By using the oil, the life of the manicure is extended while providing a glossy sheen. Those who have rough cuticles should use the oil to soften them up. Moreover, it is provided in a roller ball bottle that could be applied and carried anywhere.

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Posted by on November 6, 2012 in Beauty, Fashion


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