CEW Announces the 2008 Beauty Awards Finalists.

Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) announced the Finalists on Friday for this years Beauty Awards, the industry’s highest honor. This year’s race for “beauty’s best” included a ballot of nearly 600 products from over 280 different brands.

While I have not even made a dent in my goodie bag yet, it is great to note that many of the samples I have are finalists.


Body Treatment – Mass
AVEENO ® Eczema Care Moisturizing Cream
AVON Skin-So-Soft Fusions Dual Softening Body Wash
Burt's Bees Radiance Body Lotion
Olay Thermal Pedicure
Secret Secret Clinical Strength


Body Treatment – Prestige
AHAVA AHAVA Pure Spa Dead Sea Liquid Salt
Estée Lauder Body Performance Golden Naturally Radiant Moisturizer
Fresh Sugar Acai Age Delay Body Cream
Kiehl’s Since 1851 Crème de Corps Soy Milk and Honey Body Polish
Origins Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins™ The Way of the Bath™ Matcha Tea Body Scrub

Scented Bath and Body – Mass
JOHNSON’S ® JOHNSON’S® SOFTOIL™ Melt Away Stress Massaging Moisturizer
mark Self Sanctuary Honey Jasmine Dry Oil
Neutrogena Rainbath Shower & Shave Body Wash
Olay Calm Release Body Wash
Dove Dove Cream Oil Body Wash in Ultra Rich

Scented Bath and Body – Prestige
AHAVA AHAVA Pure Spa Revival Bath Salts
Estée Lauder Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia Body Creme
Fresh Mangosteen Bath & Shower Gel
philosophy Inner grace shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath
Tom Ford Beauty Tom Ford Black Orchid Finishing Oil Spray


Acne Treatment
Bare Escentuals RareMinerals Blemish Therapy
CLEAN & CLEAR ® Advantage® Acne Clearing Astringent
Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System Starter Kit
Neutrogena Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control 3-in-1 Hydrating Acne Treatment
Patricia Wexler M.D. Acnescription MMPi20 Anti Aging Acne Serum

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Bare Escentuals at Target ?!?

Stocking up at Target, I was stunned when I saw an end cap filled with Bare Escentuals. What?

Hey, I love Tarjay for my monthly rounds of shopping for toothpaste, trash bags, laundry needs, etc.. I loved when Target started to carry Boots, a UK line. But Bare Escentuals? I realize that Bare Escentuals is a HUGE selling brand, but don't you think that making it an exclusive brand that is not available at a mass retailer makes it more sought after? Will making it more easily attainable ruin it's sales - or will it make it easier for those millions of women who use it?

The only item available online is the Beyond the Basics Kit, but there were four different kits on the end cap. (If my eight year old was not complaining, I would have stopped to take notes!)


The online price for the kit is $49, the same price that is sells for at QVC. So, being that it is available at a mass retailer is not helping bring the price down.

I am anxious to see how this does at Target. I'd love to know what you think too.


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Some Splendid Sunday Reading for You!

The weeks Splendid best from the Splendicity community!


Temptalia tells you what ingredients may be causing you acne or irritating your face!

Her Accessories is holding a contest to win a wee little rhinestone charm from Twisted Silver!

Beauty and Fashion Tech looks at new items and a great mineral makeup from Neutrogena Cosmetics.

SugarShock has a brush with greatness as she discovers the beauty editor fave product, YSL Touche Eclat .

Viva Woman finds out why some mineral makeup may pose strong health risks.

Style Manila spots a lady wearing a gorgeous Zara Maxi Dress.

Beauty Bento Box discovers an invigorating facial cleanser that's perfect for traveling to warm and humid countries.

Tops 2 Bottoms came across a great shop find for shoes and bags!

The conversation over at The Space Between My Peers is all about Sweat Suit Alternatives.

Canadian Beauty has a new favourite foundation: it's Estee Lauder Double Wear Light!

Shopalicious has found the perfect overnight bag for a getaway with the girls...

Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog visits Shu Uemura's Lash Bar and finds false eyelash nirvana, where the lashes are affordable and the appointment booking process couldn’t be easier.

Beauty Match reflects on how Lindsay Lohan is 21 and looks like she’s going on 41!

Indie Style File puts the spotlight on t-shirt designer Sam Trout.

All That & A tries to see if her hair is shinier after using Herbal Essences' clear shine booster.

Style...a work in progress asks, "would you buy J Crew 's $3,000 jacket?"

Shoe Blitz discovers some jeweled sandals and striped pumps that are perfect for spring.

Savvy Skin writes about the never-ending obsession to find a miracle wrinkle cream.

Laya's EYE loves Sage Machado Candles.

Petite Fashionista searches for the petite with the best style, vote today!

ShopDiary thinks the YSL Y-Mail collection is pretty cool.

NY Spender plays pairs with Gwen Stefani and her L.A.M.B shoes.


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