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A New Contest from Purple Lab. 


Remember when makeup used to be playful and fun? Purple Lab does! They just launched a Look Book on their Web site, starring fashion and beauty bloggers and friends, meant to inspire women to experiment with beauty tips and tricks, while creating an effortless online shopping experience.

To celebrate the Look Book launch, Purple Lab is launching a contest, inviting consumers to recreate and upload looks inspired by the Look Book, on Purple Lab's Facebook fan page for a chance to win Purple Lab beauty products. The contest will run through July 3, 2010.


At the same time, they are also offering consumers free shipping on  through June 10, 2010 (use the code LOOKBOOK at check out).


Help Sally Hansen Break the World Record!


Calling all Los Angeles area friends. Sally Hansen is trying to break the world record for the most manicures done in one day for DKMS. DKMS is America's Bone Marrow Donor Center, helping match bone marrow donors with those needing it for diseases such as leukemia.

Check out the news release below for all of the details. If you are in or around the Los Angeles, CA area, please take part in this wonderful campaign and please spread the word.

"It’s not every day you get the opportunity to help save a life when you get a manicure. But on June 10th, lifesaving is at your fingertips when you join Sally Hansen for a manicure benefiting DKMS, the world’s largest bone marrow donor center. As a part of the “Color That Cares” Campaign, the nail authority is heading to Hollywood & Highland Center in the hopes of breaking the Guinness World Record for the most nails shaped and polished in one day.  

Through the Color that Cares program, visitors can get “swabbed” to help DKMS find potential marrow donors, raising awareness about this crucial cause while increasing donor registry. The invaluable organization works to expand marrow donor registries by recruiting donors across every race and ethnicity to provide leukemia and blood cancer patients with the best available donor match. Visitors will receive a manicure featuring the new Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure and those who get swabbed will also receive a complimentary bottle of the breakthrough polish.  
Sally Hansen’s new Complete Salon Manicure provides all 5 steps of a manicure in one bottle, combining the benefits of a base coat, strengthener, growth treatment, rich color and top coat in a single multi-tasking polish. The patented formula features the most advanced lacquer technology, concentrated high-intensity color, and encapsulated treatment spheres of Vita-Care Technology."
WHAT:                 Sally Hansen Manicures to benefit DKMS
WHERE:               Central Courtyard, Hollywood & Highland  Los Angeles, CA 90028
WHEN:                 Thursday, June 10th 9:00am – 8:00pm


Brides-To-Be: Tarte and Hanky Panky Team Up for a Great Contest.


How fun does this contest from Tarte Cosmetics and Hanky Panky sound?

To enter for your chance to win over $1500 in prizes, all you have to do is sign up at Tarte Cosmetics and agree to receive their e-mail newsletter. Simple! Enter now!


La Mer Goes Blue for World Oceans Day.


With a heritage deeply rooted to the beauty and power of the sea, La Mer is proud to announce the fifth anniversary of its partnership with Oceana, the world’s leading international ocean advocacy organization.  Since 2005, La Mer has actively supported the efforts of Oceana in the protection and preservation of the oceans as a tribute to its founder, Dr. Max Huber.  Inspired by the rejuvenating and healing powers of the sea, La Mer has created a limited-edition 100 ml World Oceans Day “blue” Crème de la Mer jar and will make a $200,000 donation to Oceana.  This is the first time the look of La Mer’s signature Crème de la Mer jar has been changed; “going blue” signifies the brand’s continued commitment to the oceans.

Over the course of the past five years, La Mer has donated over half a million dollars globally towards Oceana’s sea expeditions, studies and preservation efforts.  La Mer’s $200,000 World Oceans Day donation in 2010 will support Oceana’s habitat protection campaign and will also help heighten awareness for their recent global expansion in Belize.


For more information about World Oceans Day and the partnership between La Mer and Oceana, please visit

La Mer’s limited-edition 100 ml World Oceans Day Crème de la Mer will sell for $310, and is available at select Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and online at



Shimmer in the City with Physician's Formula.


When I think of bronzers, a line that always comes to mind is Physician's Formula. Every year, I am in awe at their selection of bronzers. They are beautiful, department store quality bronzers at the drugstore. What could be better than that?

To celebrate the summer and healthy skin, Physicians Formula is having a huge Shimmer in the City, city-wide event. 

Check out all the details below:


What: Kick off summer and celebrate a one-day shimmer extravaganza as the Physicians Formula street team hits all of the Manhattan hot stops in glowing style! Freebies, coupons and more to be on hand plus gifts for those keeping up with the team* throughout the day!

Why: Receive complimentary on-the-spot bronzing tips and application from the SHIMMER IN THE CITY team, special Physicians Formula Duane Reade offers, and chances to win fabulous prizes!

When: Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Where: Teams will be stationed throughout the day at the following locations:

      8:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Penn Station

      11:00 AM – 1:30 PM:  Times Square

      2:30 PM – 3:30 PM:  Union Square

      4:00 PM – 5:00 PM:  Herald Square

I wish I were in the city as this sounds like a blast!

Also, social media users, be sure to keep up with Shimmer in the City on Twitter (@PFCosmetics) and on Facebook (Physicians Formula), for prizes exclusive to followers!