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Lancôme Declares October 22nd Genes Day

Lancôme Declares October 22nd Genes Day

DATE: Friday, October 22nd, 2010

WHAT: Lancôme will unveil Genes Day, a celebration of the beauty of scientific research. On this one day, Lancôme will donate $7 from the sale of every bottle of Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.

Lancôme, the world’s largest luxury beauty brand, has pledged to donate a minimum of $100,000 to St. Jude.

ABOUT GÉNIFIQUE: Génifique is a star product that garnered an immediate following after its launch last year, making it the natural choice for this one-day initiative. It was an instant success because of its ability to boost tone, texture and luminosity within just seven days. The unique, sleek packaging with the dropper system only adds to its appeal. Fans include “Mad Men” actress Christina Hendricks, Lancôme ambassador Julia Roberts, British songbird Lily Allen, supermodel Veronica Webb and star makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury.

The suggested retail prices for Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate are $78 for 1 ounce; $98 for 1.7 ounces; $125 for 2.5 ounces. The $7 donation will be made for every concentrate sold at a Lancôme counter in the United States or at on October 22nd. Those new to Genifique are welcome to stop by the counter that day for a deluxe seven-day sample of the product. No purchase is necessary.

ABOUT ST. JUDE: Internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tenn., St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family’s inability to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fundraising organization. In 2010, St. Jude was ranked the most trusted charity in the nation in a public survey conducted by Harris Interactive, a highly respected international polling and research firm. St. Jude was also named the nation’s top children’s cancer hospital in the 2010-11 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings published by U.S. News & World Report.

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.