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Estée Lauder introduces Sensuous Noir

I am really enjoying the new Sensuous Noir from Estee Lauder, the new sexier addition to the Sensuous line. Its the perfect evening fragrance very woody with a creamy vanilla undertone. If you are looking for the perfect scent for date night check out Sensuous Noir.

Estée Lauder introduces Sensuous Noir – a deeper, more mysterious and even more captivating expression of feminine sensuality . . .

Like Sensuous, Sensuous Noir is built from a core of Melted Wood NaturePrint, Honey and Amber. However, in Sensuous Noir the floral aspects have been intensified to reinforce the deeper sensuality. By adding Exotic Purple Rose, Rose Essence and Spiced Lily, a darker, midnight garden aura was created. Also, a Crème Noir Accord and Patchouli Prisma – a new extraction of an iconic symbol of sensuality -have been added to “darken” the core signature accord of the Melted Woods. Finally, Sensuous Noir increases the presence of Black Pepper, Vanilla, Amber and Benzoin, contributing to the rich darkness of the fragrance. The result is a new, even richer, sensual dimension of the fragrance that is signature Sensuous, but meant for after dark.

Disclosure: I received a free sample of this product to provide an honest review to our readers.

Limited Edition: Solano Power to Prevent Dryer

From June through October, the limited edition pink Power to Prevent dryer will be available through major distributors and at beauty supply stores nationwide.

“We are so pleased to be partnering with Living Beyond Breast Cancer offering the Power to Prevent dryer in an effort to support women facing this disease,” said Stacy Stanford, Marketing Communications Manager, Solano International. “As a company committed to helping women look and feel their best, this partnership was a natural fit.”

As part of its partnership with LBBC, Solano will provide the organization with an annual donation in an effort to help women affected by breast cancer live as long as possible with the best quality of life.

“Living Beyond Breast Cancer is proud to collaborate with Solano International because of the company’s commitment to excellence, compassion and empowerment,” said Jean A. Sachs, MSS, MLSP, CEO of Living Beyond Breast Cancer. “Both Solano and LBBC give women tools to make educated decisions for managing their lives, regardless of age, background or economic status. We are excited to call Solano a partner in helping women affected by breast cancer feel great about themselves and their lives.”

The Solano Power to Prevent dryer features the following:

• 1875 Watts
• Powerful, long-life AC Motor balanced for optimal performance
• Ergonomic Handle
• Ceramic Thermal Grill distributes heat more evenly
• Far Infrared Heat dries from the inside out for overall healthier hair
• Tourmaline adds shine and smoothes hair while minimizing fly-aways
• Cold Shot Button to set the style
• Low EMF for improved environmental conditions
• Includes 1 Concentrator
• Cold Shot Button
• 3 Temperature Settings, 2 Speeds
• Removable Filter Ring for easy cleaning
• Extra Long Cord w/ Hanging Ring– 11.5 ft
• Care & Repair Warranty
• Made in Italy

The most trusted and dependable brand in the professional beauty business for over 30 years, Solano is committed to the highest standards of quality, and performance. Solano’s “Care and Repair” Warranty Program offers a 2-year limited warranty on all dryers and irons and a guaranteed 48-hour turnaround on repairs. Stylists across the country love that they can count on their Solano tools to last – client, after client!

Power to Prevent dryer (# 1757632-P) …………………………………………Salons $119, SRP $159

Solano professional tools are available at salon professional and beauty supply stores, through major distributors and For more information, call 1-800-323-3942 or go to

Very Hollywood Michael Kors Sparkling

I just tried Michael Kors Very Hollywood Sparkling and I have to say the name fits perfectly. A fresh citrus scent, with a definite sparkle reminds me of  pink champagne.   Definitely a new staple of my fragrance colletion the sweet sparkly freshness of Very Hollywood Sparkling is perfect for everyday, feminine but not to overpowering.

P.S. I love the bottles, perfectly girly and pink!

With the fall season underway, I wanted to introduce you to Michael Kors’ newest fragrance, Very Hollywood Michael Kors Sparkling Eau de Toilette, having just launched October 1st. The fragrance is the latest addition to the original Very Hollywood Michael Kors fragrance collection with highlights of fresh sparkling citrus and fruity notes of mandarin, black currant and neroli, creating a bright, crisp scent for the younger generation. Here’s what Michael has to say about the new scent:

“My original Very Hollywood Michael Kors Eau de Parfum pays tribute to old Hollywood glamour. Inspired by iconic screen sirens, it’s indulgent, sexy and sophisticated. The new Eau de Toilette evokes the budding ingénue of young Hollywood as she takes her first steps onto the red carpet. It’s her moment to shine and sparkle in the spotlight.” – Michael Kors

Very Hollywood Michael Kors Sparkling Eau de Toilette
Price: $72.00
Location: fine department stores, specialty stores and Michael Kors Boutiques

Very Hollywood Michael Kors Sparkling Eau de Toilette
Price: $40.00
Location: Sephora, Ulta and Michael Kors Boutiques

Disclosure: I received a press sample of this product to provide an honest review to our readers.

Celeb Must Have: Talika’s Eye Patches

This award winning dry patch acts in 30 minutes, delivering moisturizing and anti-ageing ingredients directly to the skin by osmosis. Developed from a post surgery technology.

Reusable, even washable, it produces gradual and controlled diffusion of the active ingredients, stimulating the skin surrounding the eye area to a younger and smoother appearance.

I’ve tried these eye patches, and I am absolutely in love. How does this work!? It seriously makes my eyes look so much better, after only half an hour! What I love – is you can reuse these! How great is that!? I’ve used the same pack for the last week! And I love the cute little case that comes with the kit. I keep it right next to my bed, and I use it when I watch TV right before bed!

The ultimate eye contour repair :
Spectacular reduction of under eye wrinkles in just 30 minutes!

Eye Therapy is the first cosmetic application of a post surgery, technological discovery, offering exceptional features, benefits and efficiency :
- controlled and progressive release of active ingredients
- spectacular results

This reusable patch, spectacularly reduces all trace of fatigue appearing under the eyes. It is a pleasant, effective, natural and comfortable solution for combating wrinkles, circles and under-eye puffiness.

The results are visible and have been clinically proven by Dermatologists at the “Hôpitaux de Paris de la Salpétrière”.

After just one use:
- wrinkles are lessened
- dark circles and eye puffiness are reduced
- scars are diminished

How to use it ?
Open the sachet, apply each patch to the under-eye area and leave on for 30 minutes. Remove patch and store in jewel case for re-use. Talika recommends using the patch in the evening, 2 to 3 times a week.

Celebs have been buzzing about this new product. Recently Drew Barrymore was interviewed by PEOPLE Magazine, where she gushed about the product.

Editor – “How did your relationship with your looks change when you turned 30?”

Drew Barrymore – “For some reason, since I turned 30 this little crew comes in the middle of the night and they sew little sausages under my eyes! I found some great new eye patches that are so awesome. They’re by Talika. They just take away the puffiness. You put them on for 20 minutes and they’re genius.”

$62 HERE. (Remember – these are reusable! $62 isn’t that bad, when you can use them over and over! PS: You could find some on eBay, I checked it out, there are a few sets for sale, cheaper.)