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A palette of eight eyeshadow colors from tattoo artist Kat Von D.

What it does:
Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Palette – Gypsy is the key to a sexy smoky eye with a hot summer twist. Designed by reality television star Kat Von D especially for Sephora, this artistic spectrum of shades brings an edgy-glam creativity to your makeup.

The pigment-rich shadows deliver major impact to make the eyes pop! The sleek black palette is stenciled with silver roses and arrives packaged in a silk-screened black and silver box that is itself a work of art—and inspired by Kat’s favorite tattoo.

More at: http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P236601&categoryId=C18697

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The Surfer Girl

The Philosophy Surfer Girl set is inspired by the ocean sparkling in the sunlight. This ensemble will give you smooth skin, high-gloss lips, a hint of shimmer, and a tropical scent—all of which come together to create an irresistible, “fresh from the waves” impression.

This set ($35.00) contains:
– 4.0 oz Surf Wave Exfoliating Shower Gel
– 4.0 oz Surf Wave Shimmer Lotion
– 0.5 oz Surf Wave Lip Shine

More at: http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml;jsessionid=RELWCIM3VUUJMCV0KRTQQAQ?id=P237142&categoryId=C7010

debut of cleansing oil
while working as a makeup artist in hollywood in the late 1950’s, shu uemura discovered Unmask, an oil-based cleanser used by film stars and makeup artists on the set. applying heavy stage makeup multiple times daily, actresses often often developed sensitive skin from harsh make-up removers. uemura saw that the cleansing oil removed make-up gently, yet effectively, while maintaining the skin’s natural level of moisture.

the joy of cleaning
the secret to shu uemura cleansing oil is protecting the skin’s delicate moisture balance while removing makeup and impurities in a single step. blending rich botanical oils, including avocado and jojoba, with natural phyto ingredients, cleansing oils are formulated in six varieties for perfect, gentle cleansing specific to skin’s daily needs. gentle, thorough cleansing is the first step to beautiful skin.

more at: http://www.shuuemura-usa.com/_us/_en/discover-shu-uemura/cleansing-oil-pioneer.aspx?

Eternal Gold

Shu Uemura Makeup Summer Collection –

In this 2009 summer mode makeup collection, shu uemura is influenced by the shimmering golden sunshine that enlightens true beauty.

The eternal golden sun collection utilizes the golden rays of the sun that reflect on the skin to enhance glow and create a beautifully bronzed tan.
This shimmering range brings out pure and natural beauty in every woman.

More at: http://www.shuuemura-usa.com/_us/_en/collections/seasonal/eternal-golden/index.aspx

ZOYA Nail Polish

“Designed to appeal to a multitude of matte color trend lovers; including every metro mod, vintage stylista, retro pin-up, goth beauty, glam rocker, street chic fashionista and color junkie out there, ZOYA MATTEVELVET shades deliver the new color of fashion.

Get all of the color, none of shine with MATTEVELVET, Zoya’s exclusive blend of matte base and subtle shimmer resulting in utterly wearable and truly stylish nail polish.”

Shades are $6.00 ea.

Availability: MATTEVELVET by ZOYA available July 1, 2009.

More at: http://www.temptalia.com/# and http://www.artofbeauty.com/scrpt/scr.dll/cat?brand=2

PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) ― Instead of paying a fortune at a spa, you can opt for do-it-yourself all natural recipes. The professionals at Rescue Rittenhouse Spa shared their spa secrets to help you recreate some cheap and even edible treatments at home.

Rescue Rittenhouse Spa owner Danuta Mielouch says the first mistake most people make is using a harsh scrub when all you really need is a washcloth. She says the most important step before using any skincare product is to start with a clean face.

“A simple washcloth is great. You can run along your face and it gets all the makeup off and is a gentle exfoliator. It’s simple, it’s cheap and it works,” Mielouch said.

Summer skin takes a beating so she recommends a couple of masks. If your skin is dry, Mielouch says you can smash an avocado and apply it to clean skin.

more at: http://cbs3.com/topstories/spa.home.natural.2.1002403.html

ORANGE, Calif., May 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Virtue® has become one of the most intriguing fragrance concepts to emerge in many years. Neither a celebrity fragrance nor a twist of something else, Virtue® stands alone as a one-of-a-kind perfume. Whether you seek its transformative qualities as your signature perfume or a devotional aid, mimicking the Holy Incense, it offers a truly original sensory experience. IBI officially launched Virtue®, April 3, 2007.

Thirty minutes after application, Virtue®, comprised of frankincense, myrrh, cassia, spices, exotic woods and fruit notes, renders a unique version on the wearer, sometimes having the major elements fall away leaving only a floral, with fruity top notes, when the formula is only 1 percent floral.

Virtue® has the ability to individualize distinctly on each person creating a fragrance signature — one-on-one — not always recognizable as Virtue®. Put another way, Virtue® possesses the intuitive tendency to individualize its fragrance characteristics and become as special as the individual wearing it.

Virtue’s chameleon like quality complies with the scriptural admonition not to use the Holy Incense as a personal adornment, reserving it for worship. With Virtue’s ability to individualize so distinctly, it allows a person to wear it without a common expression of the scent, yet, being a familiar reference for God’s still formlessness on the individual wearing it. Created through prayer and spiritual guidance, this unintended attribute revealed itself during initial samplings.

more at: http://www.send2press.com/newswire/2009-05-0501-001.shtml