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Introducing Kings & Queens!!

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You don’t have to be a king or queen to pamper yourself like one—the Kings & Queens Royal Favorites ($8) or Kings & Queens Bar Soaps ($6) lets you indulge like a prince and spend like a pauper. Filled with five favorite fragrant Showergels, the set gives you a new way to pamper every day. And at just $8.00, the set is a royal steal.

Work up a luxurious lather of royal bubbles in the following aristocratic varieties:
• Nefertiti Honey Showergel
• Chinese Princess Jasmine Showergel
• Queen Isabella Cinnamon Orange Showergel
• Emperor Akbar Mango Showergel
• Sultan of Granada Lemon Flower Showergel

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Or try the Kings & Queens Bar Soaps in:
• Kings of Sumatra Pepper Bergamot
• Nefertiti Honey Showergel
• Queen Isabella Cinnamon Orange

All Kings & Queens products are mineral oil-and paraben-free and enriched with “The Royal Mix,” a blend of Pomegranate, Blue Egyptian Lotus and Malachite extracts containing Hazelnut, Grape, Sunflower and Avocado Oils. The purple fruit of Pomegranate, with benefits of Polyphenolic compounds and Vitamin C, has a crown-like top, which is why it is displayed on the coat of arms of many Royal Houses. The flower of the Blue Lotus was the most popular ancient Egyptian symbol of glory and eternal life for gods and mortals alike containing bioflavonoids, such as quercetin and rutin and antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Malachite was used by Russian Tsars to decorate their palaces to lend extra energy and bring harmony by detoxification the body and healing skin tissue.

The line reflects the true decadence of royals past with an imaginative, modern twist. This fun, irreverent range of beauty products is for fashion, style and design conscious urbanites who are always on the lookout for an affordable statement choice. Get ready like a royal, start the day like a sovereign, make like a monarch.

WHERE TO FIND IT: Select Nordstrom locations

Golden Globes Red Carpet Recap: Kate Winslet

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Celebrity makeup artist Jillian Dempsey did Lancôme ambassador Kate Winslet’s makeup and gave us the scoop on the makeup she used. Jillian wanted to play up Kate’s eyes, cheeks and lips. She used Jillian Dempsey for Avon Professional Kohl Eyeliner in Black on the upper lash line first and then applied dark brown eyeliner and smudged it on the lower lashes. Next, she lightly dusted Lancôme Color Design Eye Shadow in Chic on the eyelid.

To make Kate’s eyes pop, she added a few coats of Lancôme Ôscillation Mascara in Black. Next, Jillian added some color to the apples of the cheeks by custom blending several shades of coral, peachy blushes together. Jillian opted for a classic red lip and finished the look with Avon Pro-to-Go Lipstick in Cherry Glisten. Kate looked stunning as she accepted the first award of the night for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Reader!

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Contest!

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The seventh annual Avon Beauty Breakthrough Tour will set out this Fall 2008 to share Avon’s beauty and earning opportunity with women from coast-to-coast. This award winning integrated consumer marketing program will stop in 12 cities nationwide, and is expected to reach over 300,000 women.

Avon’s traveling beauty destination offers a one-of-a-kind, interactive experience designed to help women discover new beauty breakthroughs with Avon. Tour visitors are invited to reveal a more youthful appearance with ANEW, Avon’s pioneering anti-aging skincare brand, indulge in a complimentary lip makeover, receive free samples and learn about the amazing earning opportunity from an Avon Representative.

Upon entering the customized 1,600 square-foot beauty pavilion, women will be pampered, revitalized, and empowered in a variety of ways, including the following highlights:

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Anew Skincare Bars
Product Sampling Bars, featuring ANEW Skincare, will allow visitors the opportunity to interact with this breakthrough anti-aging skincare brand, while learning how to fight all stages of the aging process through personalized skincare consultations.

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Lip Service Stations
Consumers are invited to receive a complimentary lip makeover and learn expert tips for lips at one of the many Lip Service Stations, featuring Ultra Color Rich Mousse Lipstick, Glazwear Liquid Lip Color and Avon’s breakthrough Pro-To-Go Lipstick – the only lipstick that combines luscious color, and hydrating lip care, into one fabulous lipstick that you can open, apply and close with one hand.

On-site recruiting station
The recruiting lounge allows visitors to learn more about the breakthrough earning opportunity offered by Avon! Local Avon District Sales Managers and Avon Leadership Representatives will be on-site to share the limitless possibilities of the Avon earning opportunity.

The Hello Tomorrow Wishing Wall
Returning for a second year, the popular Wishing Wall invites visitors to share their vision for a better tomorrow. By posting a wish on the Wishing Wall and completing an entry form, each visitor will automatically be entered for a chance to win $500 to make that wish a reality. One winner will be randomly selected in each city the Tour visits. In addition, Avon is committed to creating a better tomorrow for the women and families in your community. The city that collects the most wishes will receive a $20,000 donation from Avon to benefit a local domestic violence agency.

The dates for the tour are:

October 11th-12th- Chicago Country Music Festival in Chicago, IL

October 16th-19th- Tulsa Oktoberfest in Tulsa, OK

October 24th- 26th- What Women Want Festival in St. George, Utah

October 31st- November 2nd- Arizona State Fair in Phoenix, AZ

November 7th-9th – Ozark’s Women’s Living Expo in Springfield, MO

November 14-16th- TBD

CONTEST:

Please leave your name & email address in the comments. US residents only, please. I will run this contest for a week, and will announce 3 winners next Monday. Good luck!

PRIZE: An Avon gift bag FILLED with skincare and makeup products!


Brand Review: Isomers

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I was recently introduced to a great skincare line called Isomers from Canada. Once I started reading up on  Isomers I wondered how I hadn’t heard of the brand yet. I couldn’t wait to try the products after reading up on all the great reviews. Here are a few of my favorite products from the Isomers line.

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After just the first few weeks use I can definitely see an improvement in my skin, it’s much more hydrated and the fine lines around my eyes are less noticeable. It is surprisingly lightweight and when I applied it to my face it absorbed quickly into my skin.

Isomers One 3000 For Face is great for my combination skin it has helped correct both the excess oil in my T zone and dry patches. I am excited to use this into the fall and winter when my skin gets overwhelmed by the weather to help keep breakouts and dryness at bay.

Isomers One 3000 For Face
Benefits:

New ingredient Matrixyl 3000 + Lipolight Technology + Argirilene, Copper, and H-Pur . This version of the “powerful cocktail for the skin” contains the new MATRIXYL 3000™ that targets skin elasticity and loss of firmness and definition. This combination of anti aging elements helps to smooth, firm, tone and plump up the skin granting elasticity and suppleness.
Ingredients:

Sodium Hyaluronate, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Glycerin, Water/Aqua, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Propylene Glycol, Saccharomyces/Magnesium Ferment, Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Saccharomyces/Iron Ferment, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment, Saccharomyces/Silicon Ferment, Biotin, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

Matrixyl is a trademark of SEDERMA.
Directions:

Use 3-5 drops. Once or twice a day, or as needed. Can be used all over the face, Follow with moisture cream.

$99.99 Isomers One 3000 For Face


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I love the mositure mist from Isomers it feels so good when you spray it on, it’s like a mini spa moment. On top of applying before my daily skin and makeup routine I like to occasionally mist my face throughout the day to refresh my face. This has been a lifesaver for the hot summer months and will carry me through the dry winter.

Isomers Moisture Mist with Minerals

Benefits:

An ultra-fine mist allows the skin to absorb a unique blend of nature and science inspired elements to infuse the skin with beneficial minerals, soothing re-hydrators and essential moisture. A truly important skin care tool, moisture mist can be used throughout the day in many ways. At work, when traveling and at play; moisture mist can be used to rehydrate the skin; set make up; clean skin of harmful salts and chlorine; and help to calm and sooth the skin any time …any where.

Key ingredients

* Low molecular weight sodium hyluronate – hydrate, plump, smooth
* Ectoin – protect against impossible environmental conditions
* Venuceane – protect against impossible environmental conditions
* AquaCacteen – protect against impossible environmental conditions
* Mediacalm – sooth, hydrate, calm
* Trace Mineral Blend – support / fortify skin surface

Ingredients:

Water/Aqua, Sodium Hyaluronate, Thermus Thermophilus Ferment, Ectoin, Opuntia Streptacantha Stem Extract, Boerhavia Diffusa Extract, Saccharomyces/Silicon Ferment, Saccharomyces/Magnesium Ferment, Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Saccharomyces/Iron Ferment, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Tropolone.
Directions:

Use daily before applying your facial serums or moisturizer to improve hydration and help your skin look younger. Lightly mist face, pat excess dry, and then follow with your serums and / or cream. Suitable for all skin types and all ages.

$22.00 Isomers Moisture Mist with Minerals

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I have big eyes so when they are puffy or dark it takes over my whole face. Isomers pur for eyes is a lifesaver for me and has helped keep my eyes looking great even when I stay up a little too late or allergies leave my eyes puffy. I can just apply a few drops of the pur for eyes serum and in less then 20 minutes my eyes look great the puffiness is diminished. Since I started using this a few weeks ago my under eyes look much brighter and the dark circles have faded.

Isomers Pur for Eyes

Benefits:

This formulation is an extension of the R PUR Series for maturing and changing skin. Based in the same properties of the soy DNA, isoflavones and symbiozomes we have added a key dimension of soy Phosphatidylcholine. This key ingredient was chosen after careful review of its role in addressing lower eyelids and its targeted fat pads.

R PUR EYES, an intensive slurry of potent skin enhancing elements and key peptides that address the entire eye contour area, including: dark circles, fine wrinkles, eyelid flaccidity, puffiness, lower eyelid fat pads, firming; and smoothing.

Directions:

Morning and Night. Apply 1-2 drops of serum to the entire under eye contour and tap in gently. Can be followed with moisture cream.

$35.00 Isomers Pur for Eyes