ELLIS FAAS Launches at Bergdorf Goodman.


Conceived by makeup artist Ellis Faas, who was described by Vogue Paris as “one of the most influential makeup artists of her generation”, is launching ELLIS FAAS in the US this Saturday, January 9th, at Bergdorf Goodman.

If you have yet to hear of Ellis, get ready to. I bet her name will become synonymous with makeup artistry in the US now. She has worked with the world's most pre-eminent fashion designers, photographers, stylists, hairdressers and models. Ellis’ work has been published on the covers of the world’s best-known fashion magazines. Additionally, Ellis has worked for make-up brands, such as Clinique, Lancôme and MAC Cosmetics – and she was asked by L'Oréal to create a make-up line for their skin care brand, Biotherm. After the contract with L’Oréal ended in 2007, the way was paved for her to create her own brand: ELLIS FAAS.

The line originally started off with 27 lip products, but has recently been expanded to include 14 eye shadows, 2 mascaras, 2 eyeliners, 8 foundations, 8 concealers, 4 blushers, 3 powders plus an ingenious and stylish holder to keep everything in.

If you are in the NYC area, stop by the new ELLIS FAAS counter at Bergdorf Goodman counter on the 9th. I'll be trying out some of the products and will be back with my thoughts and complete rundown of the line soon.


The Beauty Scene at Macy's.


If you haven't seen the latest Macy's catalog insert with it's special Beauty Scene edition, I am here with the highlights.

Each page contains a great beauty tip and some of the latest and greatest skin care beauty wonders.

I am anxious to try a few of the new products they highlight, and promise to bring you reviews or information on these soon.

  • Clinique Youth Surge Night Moisturizer* - just used for the first time last night and I am loving the way it feels on my skin already (review soon)
  • CHANEL, new Ultra Correction Lift Line
  • Estee Lauder Resilience Lift Extreme Creme & Radiant Lifting Makeup
  • Origins Starting Over Moisturizer - sounds perfect for the new year start with age erasing ingredients including mimosa
  • Lancome Genifique Eye* - used this only a few times and it does wonderful things to wake up the eye are and get rid of undereye puffiness (review soon)
  • Elizabeth Arden Prevage Serum & Moisturizer
  • DIOR Capture Totale One Essential Serum* - haven't tired yet as I am finishing up another serum first, but this is next on my to try list and I cannot wait (review soon)
  • Clarins Multi-Active Day Cream

There is also a special code for receiving free shipping at with a $65.00 beauty purchase (code: SPECIAL), and all Macy's beauty counters will be staffed with extra skin care specialists over the weekend. If you spend $65 in store, you will get a free tote bag with some mesh cosmetic bags and skin care tools. So, if you are wondering about that product you read about or have a specific skin care concern, then head over to Macy's this weekend to chat with one of them for some great advice and recommendations.

*Press sample was sent by the brand for review.


4th Annual Softlips Picture Perfect Model Search.

Last Chance to Enter the 4th Annual Softlips® Picture Perfect Lips Model Search; ends December 31, 2009!

Here are the details!

If you’ve been told you have great lips, don’t “kiss off” the compliment. Instead, enter the Softlips® Picture Perfect Lips Search, sponsored for the fourth year by the popular Softlips® lip conditioning line of products.  The 2009 winner will receive a cash prize of $2,500, a year’s supply of Softlips® lip care products, the possibility of becoming a professional lip model, and the prestige of having the prettiest pucker in America, which will be posted online for all to see at

In addition to the grand-prize winner, there are also ten runners-up chosen by the judges who will take home a year supply of Softlips® lip care products, including a variety of flavors of the original Softlips® lip balm line (with SPF 20) and the new 100% natural, USDA-certified-organic Softlips® PURE line.

For the 2009 contest, there is the addition of a special “Fan Favorite” feature, as well, allowing Web site visitors to vote on their top choices from all the entries. The “Fan Favorite” will have received the most votes online, winning a year-supply of Softlips® lip products, as well.

The Softlips® Picture Perfect Lips Search is open to legal female U.S. residents, age 13 or older, and entrants will be judged by a panel of expert judges, including Danielle Korwin, president of the Parts Models modeling agency in New York City, the only modeling firm in the U.S. that specializes in parts models only – lips, eyes, hands, feet, etc.

For a full set of rules and photo guidelines, as well as an official entry form, visit  Contest entries will be accepted online (with digital image) or via U.S. mail at: Softlips® Picture Perfect Lips Search, P.O. Box 675, Mount Kisco, NY 10549, starting today, through December 31, 2009.  All winners will be announced and prizes awarded in January 2010.

Keep up to date on the latest from Softlips by “fanning” us on Facebook!


Sale on Beauty at Nordstrom.


If you did not get that special little beauty under the tree or in your stocking, head on over to Nordstrom to check out their BIG Beauty Sale!

Looking through the 70+ items and sets they have, I could not help but pick out a few of my faves.

M·A·C 'Lipglass & Lustreglass' Set
Was: $29.50
Now: $22.90
20% OFF

philosophy 'holiday spice & everything nice' duo (Nordstrom Exclusive)
Was: $20.00
Now: $14.90
25% OFF

Smashbox 'Wish for the Perfect Tools' Brush Set
Was: $49.00
Now: $35.90
25% OFF

Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss Trio
Was: $28.00
Now: $21.90
20% OFF

Laura Mercier 'Color Wardrobe' Compact
Was: $98.00
Now: $72.90
25% OFF

Get on over to to start shopping and saving now, becasue I am sure some of these beauties will not last at these fantastic discounts.



Np2 Holiday Promotion.


OOh - take a look at this amazing deal that Np2 is having through the Holiday season.

Now until January 1, 2010, customers can recieve 25% off every and all purchases at  All you have to do is enter the promo code Holiday09.

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