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Beauty News!! Fall Spa Week!

Hey folks!!!

It’s that time again for Spa Week!

According to the website:

“Twice a year, in the Spring and Fall, Spa Week offers full service spa treatments for only $50 at over 600 participating spas across the United States and Canada. Our goal is to introduce a new generation of consumers to the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and to open up the spa industry to the masses.”

Fifty dollars?? That’s a great  price for spa services especially in NYC.  One place that is now one of the participants is the new Carol’s Daughter spa, The Back Room. This is at their Harlem Flagship store and it looks beautiful!!!!

Spa Week runs from October 12 -18.  For a list of participating spas in your area and for more info, go to

Beauty News!! Sephora @ 86th & Lex Opening!

Hi Ladies!!!

Quick news: A brand new Sephora is opening at 86th Street & Lexington Ave on Friday, October 30th from 9 am!  I went to the opening at the new Times Square location and it was crazy with makeovers, freebies etc., so I’m sure this will be fun!! I don’t think there are many Sephoras on the Upper East Side so this one should be packed!! Check it out!


M.A.C. Launches: Style Black, Dazzleglass Creme & Zoom Fast Black Lash

So today is a big day in the M.A.C. universe. We have the official launch of Style Black, Dazzleglass Creme and Zoom Fast Black Lash collections.  I already previewed the Style Black collection when I attended the sneak peek at the M.A.C. SoHo store on Fashion’s Night Out.  I think I am going to get the Greasepaint Stick, MES in Cinderfella and one of the Dazzleglasses, maybe Blackfire.

Continuing on the dark, gothic but sultry theme of the fall, M.A.C. has also added to their mascara collection with Zoom Fast Black Lash.  ZFBL is permanent and is supposed to be super duper black!!! I love mascara and I am always on the lookout for the blackest of the blacks.  It is also supposed to give dramatic length and volume while taking advantage of sodium hyaluronate which keeps lashes soft, hydrated and flexible.  This is definitely another one to add to my mascara wishlist!

Promo Picture courtesy

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The M.A.C. community has been buzzing with anticipation for the launch of the limited edition Dazzleglass Creme collection. Dazzleglass lipglosses have been a major hit for M.A.C. since their arrival a few years ago.  They sold out in days M.A.C. re-released them this year as part of their permanent lip collection.  The Dazzleglass Cremes are supposed to be like the love child of Dazzleglasses and Cremesheen glass lipglosses.  Intense, shimmery, glassy shine combined with medium pigmentation and smooth, non-sticky formula. I for one can’t wait for these!!



  • Soft Dazzle – Mid-tone peach pink with gold pearlized pigments
  • Sublime Shine – Light coral brown with gold pearlized pigments
  • My Favourite Pink – Light blue pink with pearlilzed pigments
  • Perfectly Unordinary – Bright yellow pink with gold pearlized pigments
  • Luscious Spark – Light orange with gold pearlized pigments
  • Do It Up – Bright blue pink with pearlized pigments
  • Totally Fab – Bright yellow red with pearlized pigments
  • Amorous – Deep brown red with pearlized pigments
  • Creme Allure – Bright yellow plum

I will be lookingat  Amorous, which looks like a bright, vibrant, cool toned red and Creme Allure which is more pink.

These products will be available at M.A.C. counters nationwide and online at

Info courtesy

Day 5: M.A.C. S/S'10 Face Charts for Zac Posen, Carolina Herrera & Rad Hourani

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“A mix of Degas ballerinas and Jean Shrimpton from the 1960s. Graceful and delicate like a watercolour painting, colours blended like hydrangeas.” – Stephane Marais

White Pigment – applied to eyelid.
Dazzlelight Eye Shadow – layered over lids for a transparent, sparkle.
Lingering Brow Pencil – blended into crease to enhance and contour the eye.
Fibre Rich Mascara – generously app lied to top and bottom lashes to create a fake lashlook.
Clear Brow Set – to set brows.

Face and Body Foundation – app lied to skin for a dewy, sheer finish.
Prep + Prime Powder – to set.
Pro Paintstick in Magenta and Dolly Mix Blush – mixed and blended onto cheeks with fingertips.
White Frost Eye Shadow – dusted over tops of cheekbones to highlight.

Syrup Lipstick – patted onto lips.
Plumful Lipstick – blended with fingertips onto the corners of lips to add volume and contour.

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“A timeless , classic look. Fresh and really beautiful” — Diane Kendal

Retrospeck Eye Shadow – dusted all over lid up to eyebrow.
Brown Down Eye Shadow – brushed onto crease of the eye lid and used as liner on top and bottom, blended for a soft smoky eye.
Black Crème Liner – thin line applied to lash line.
Blackdazzle Dazzlelash – generously applied to top and bottom lashes.
Clear Brow set – brushed through eyebrows.

Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation (coming soon) – applied to skin for light coverage and a dewy, fresh finish.
Medium Blot Powder – dusted onto skin to set.
Style Powder Blush – brushed onto app les of cheeks to create a peachy shimmer.

Twig Lipstick – stained onto lip to enhance natural colour.

“Androgynous, groomed and healthy. It’s about beautiful skin.” — Hung Vanngo

Clear Gloss – patted onto lids from lash line up to brow for a natural shine.
Lashes curled.
No mascara.
Pro Longlash Barelash – brushed up and into brows to lighten brow colour.

Studio Moisture Cream and Prep + Prime Skin – to prep the skin.
Face and Body Foundation and Strobe Cream – mixed and brushed onto skin for a healthy glow.
MoistureBlend SPF 15 Foundation – applied where needed.
Luna Cream Colour Base – applied with fingers to high planes of cheeks.

Lip Conditioner – applied with fingertips for a natural lip.


Day 4: M.A.C. S/S'10 Face Charts for Behnaz Serafpour, Diane Von Furstenberg & Erin Feitherston

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“The inspiration is old Hollywood black and white photos, tone on tone, shadows, no lines.” – Gordon Espinet

Copperplate Eye Shadow – blended softly into socket and under lower lash line.

Face and Body Foundation – applied in a sheer layer over the skin.
Studio Finish Concealer – applied where needed.
Taupe Blush – brushed onto cheekbones.
Copperplate Eye Shadow – swept under cheekbones.

Stone Lip Pencil – used to lightly line the lips.
Soothing Beige Lip Conditioner– patted lightly onto lip.

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“Looking to antiquity for flawless beauty. For me, Diane Von Furstenberg is a modern day goddess.” – James Kaliardos

Zoomblack Zoom Lash Mascara – brushed through curled lashes, on top and bottom.
Pearl Cream Colour Base – sheered onto lid with finger.
Lightest Gold Crushed Metal Pigment (coming soon) – applied at lash line.
Pinky Bronze Crushed Metal Pigment (coming soon)– brushed onto eyelid.
Copper Sparkle Crushed Metal Pigment (coming soon)– buffed into crease.

Face and Body Foundation – blended over skin.
Mineralize Skinfinish – powdered over t-zone to set.
Pink Crushed Metal Pigment (coming soon)– brushed from corners of outer eye down along tops of cheekbone.

Ember Glow Lipglass (coming soon) – brushed onto lips for slight shine.

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“A newton girl from the 1970s – sophisticated and strong but with a soft focus.” – Lucia Pica

Dip Down Fluidline – applied to upper and lower lash lines as an eyeliner base.
Brun Eye Shadow – layered over liner to intensify and set.
Cork Eye Shadow – blended around eye liner and up over eye lid, as well as underneath the lower lash line to create a soft, elongated smoky eye.
Teddy Eye Kohl – applied in the inner lower water line.
Coffee Eye Kohl – layered onto Teddy Eye Kohl to define the eye and bring out the light eye colour.
Black Dazzle Dazzlelash mascara – applied generously on top and bottom lashes.
Studio Finish Concealer – lightly combed through to eye brow to lighten if needed.

N1 and White Face and Body Foundation – mixed and applied with hands lightly to skin for a natural finish and porcelain glow.
Optimistic Orange Blushcreme (coming soon)– brushed onto temples and high on cheekbones with 118 Brush to create a light orange/brown sheen.

Lip Conditioner – to moisten the lips.
Studio Finish Concealer – touched around lips to soften the definition.

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