DERMAdoctor Launches on QVC.


DERMAdoctor is launching a QVC exclusive collection next Wednesday, April 14th at 7PM EST and you can host a viewing party in your own home.

Signing up is simple, just go to and click on “House Call Party Contest” at the bottom of the home page.  Participants are encouraged to gather friends to celebrate the launch as it airs live on QVC. Each host will be gifted with a DERMAdoctor t-shirt and their very own “Dr. Audrey” cutout.  Hosts and their guests will receive testers of many products featured on-air and will automatically be entered into a sweepstakes for the chance to win a gift basket valued at over three hundred dollars. Be the first to try these exciting new products!

Make sure you watch it live, because as a special treat to her fans, Dr. Kunin will be on-air to answer a variety of user submitted skincare questions and will personally demonstrate the versatility of DERMAdoctor products, highlighting seven of their best-selling products available for immediate purchase.


New Smashbox Blog Launches with Contest.


Cult-favorite makeup line Smashbox Cosmetics is giving fans even more insider access with the launch of its new blog. The Smashbox blog will feature bi-weekly updates with photos and videos, offering readers an all-access pass to what goes on behind-the-scenes at Smashbox Studios in Los Angeles.

Packed with pro artist tips & tricks, celebrity gossip, runway recaps, VIP events, new product innovations and more, the blog is soon to be the go-to destination for beauty fans to find out about the hottest industry trends. Exclusive trend reports, how-to videos and step-by-step Get the Looks will help Smashbox fans and beauty addicts learn how to achieve the hottest new makeup looks.

To celebrate the launch, Smashbox is asking readers to post their favorite beauty tip on the blog. The aspiring expert behind the winning tip will get their name and tip featured on the blog and receive the ultimate Beauty Suitcase packed with $500 of Smashbox makeup plus a canvas beach tote from Allure Magazine. (Total Prize Value $1200)

Check out the blog now and leave your ultimate beauty tip to be entered to win.


CARGO Cosmetics Live on QVC, April 11th.


CARGO Cosmetics will be making it's QVC debut on Sunday, April 11th.

Tune in at 7:00 PM EST to see International make-up artist Renée Ryan highlighting the very best CARGO products and sharing her famous “tips and tricks.”  Here’s a sneak peak at just one of the amazing products she’ll be featuring:

CARGO Water Resistant Bronzer

Water Resistant Bronzer arrives in the fabulous and universally-popular Medium shade that CARGO fans know and love.  Plus, a unique blend of ingredients including mica and powdered silicone provide the ultimate staying power.  So, beach bums and poolside divas alike can relax and know that beautiful, bronze glow won’t go anywhere.

Renee’s exclusive tip:  "Use Water Resistant Bronzer the way you would any bronzer you love.  Simply brush it on above the brow bone, under the cheek bone and along the jaw line.  Basically trace an ‘E’ and a ‘3’ on either side of your face.  I also love to add a little bronzer to the neck, chest and shoulder area for the perfect summer glow."



Shu Uemura to Shut Down US Counters.


Last week, L'Oreal announced that Shu Uemura will shut down all of it's United States counters. It will continue to be sold overseas and online through it's website at

Here is the official word I received from the public relations department:

"You will still be able to purchase Shu Uemura products at The only change with the brand is that you will not be able to buy Shu Uemura on counter at department stores or in boutiques in the United States, as they are phasing out these locations in the coming months. However, the brand will continue to introduce new product offerings on their web site, where it will continue to be available. The Shu Uemura Art of Hair line will not be affected at all by this decision, and will continue to be sold through upscale hair salons as it is now, in both the United States and abroad."


Beauty News You Can Use!


In an effort to make this blog more easy to navigate through and to keep the news separate from the reviews, I've added this new section. Be sure to click on the Beauty News link (up top in the navigation) a few times a week to get all the beauty news you can use.

If you have beauty news to share, be sure to contact me (link also above) and use the subject Beauty News.