Dita Von Teese launches a line of press-on nails!

Dita Von Teese has teamed up with New York-based nail brand, Kiss, to create a line of retro-inspired press-on nails. Painted in a super shiny and chip resistant cherry red lacquer, the oval-shaped digits mimic a style that was popular during the 1930s and 1940s among Hollywood screen sirens — and a look the Michigan-born beauty has worn for the past 20 years.

She explained to the Telegraph:

“When I was researching style in the early part of my career, I looked very closely at the details of photographs of women of those decades and noticed that they would leave the moon of the nail bed bare; sometimes they would leave a sliver of white at the tip too”, said Von Teese. “So I showed the pictures to my mother, who has been a manicurist for 30 years, and she would patiently paint my nails in this style, sometimes experimenting with colors. All these years later the trend is finally catching on, so I wanted to offer a shortcut to the classic half moon manicure – a way for everyone to wear it without going through the drama of explaining to your manicurist what you want it and how to do it.”

Tell us: Would you try Dita’s press-on nails?

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Rihanna replaces Megan Fox as Armani spokeswoman!

Back in July, Rihanna was named the replacement for Megan Fox as official spokeswoman for Armani. Apparently they weren’t happy with the way her advertisements had been going. I find her ads to be incredibly boring. Here we have Megan’s new Beauty 2011 Christmas Collection ads, which will run this Christmas. Looks like Megan stayed on as the face of Armani’s beauty line, while Rihanna will model their clothing. (Check out Rihanna’s risque ads below!)

While Rihanna’s ads are definitely more “edgy”, I’m not really a fan of them, either! Although I can appreciate Rihanna’s more curvy body – that blonde wig is a hot mess. They need to ditch that immediately. I’m not a fan of Rihanna’s ads either. Armani needs to go back to the drawing board!

Who do you think makes a better Armani model – Rihanna or Megan Fox?


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Lancôme Presents the Second Annual Genes Day October 21st, 2011


 

Lancôme celebrates the beauty of giving through a partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

On October 21st, 2011, Lancôme invites customers to experience the “Beauty of Giving” by celebrating Genes Day, a one-day national event Lancôme began in 2010 to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, one of the world’s premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. On this day, Lancôme will donate $7 from the sale of every bottle of Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate to St. Jude. (This is in addition to special promotions and events nationwide surrounding Genes Day throughout the month of October.)

“The partnership between Lancôme and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a true celebration of the beauty of giving,” says Lancôme ambassadress Julia Roberts. “I’m honored to be part of the Lancôme family as it supports St. Jude’s mission of helping children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.”

Lancôme, the world’s largest luxury beauty brand, pledges to double last year’s donation and raise $300,000 to support the lifesaving research and treatment done at St. Jude.

 

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is 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. For more information, go to www.stjude.org and follow St. Jude on www.facebook.com/stjude andwww.twitter.com/stjude.

About Lancôme and Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate
Lancôme, founded in Paris in 1935, is the world’s largest luxury beauty brand. Its award-winning skincare, makeup and fragrances are sold at 2,000 counters across the U.S. Just as science and research are the cornerstones for St. Jude, they are the driving force behind Lancôme skin care. Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate, introduced in 2009, is a shining example of this single-minded focus. The award-winning and best-selling product is the result of 10 years of research and the recipient of seven international patents. It also marks the brand’s entry into the area of genes technology as it relates to skin. After extensive clinical testing, Lancôme confirmed that in just seven days the Génifique formula enhances the youthful quality of skin and improves skin tone, texture and luminosity. After two months of regular use, Génifique stimulates the production of proteins associated with young skin—this is Lancôme research and innovation at its best.

Genes Day: Celebrating the Beauty of Scientific Research

The suggested retail prices for Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate are $58 for 0.67 ounce; $78 for 1 ounce; $98 for 1.7 ounces; $125 for 2.5 ounces. Those new to Génifique are welcome to stop by the counter during the month of October for a deluxe seven-day sample of the product. On Genes Day, October 21st, a $7 donation will be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for every concentrate sold at a Lancôme counter in the United States or at lancome-usa.com.

Join the conversation at facebook.com/lancome and on twitter @lancomeparis #GenesDay.


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Comfort Fashion: Gaiam’s Fall 2011 Collection‏

I was lucky enough to try something from the Gaiam Fall line and choose the beautiful Organic Cross-Back Tank in Baltic Blue. The pictures don’t do it justice the color is gorgeous and the cotton feels so amazing. This top is truly amazing the perfect length long enough to cover my tummy and the neckline is pretty without letting the girls hang out. It feels so great on and I feel more confident in it, can’t wait to try more from the amazing Gaiam collection.

Gaiam Organic Cross-back Tank

Find freedom of movement in this functional, stylish organic cotton blend Cross Back Tank top. Fabric-covered elastic neck and armholes and shelf bra offer stay-put coverage. Breathable, flexible and soft against your skin, this Gaiam-designed activewear essential is finely tuned for yoga, Pilates and other workouts. Low eco-impact dyes. 94% organic cotton/6% spandex. Machine wash. Baltic blue, black, coral, grape, green, Maui blue or petunia. Snug fit; at-hip length is 24″ from neck to hem. Thailand.

 

Organic Cross-Back Tank features:

  • Fabric-covered elastic neck and armholes
  • Supportive shelf bra
  • Snug fit; at-hip length is 24″ from neck to hem
  • Designed to provide stay-put coverage for your active lifestyle
  • 94% organic cotton/6% spandex for a perfect fit

 

$48


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