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Jessica Chastain's New YSL Campaign: Fashionable Exposé or Accidental Nip-Slip?

Dec 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Okay, we seriously love a good campaign as much as the next girl. When our favorite celebrities get all gussied up to rep for the brands we love there’s that little twinge of happiness that makes you want to go out and shop—partially because you want it, but mostly because your fantasy BFF is fronting the campaign (Jennifer Lawrence for Dior, anyone?). ... Read More

Vacation Fitness: Anywhere, Any Time. No Gear Required.

Dec 27, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

It’s the laziest full week of the year, you’ve got Netflix queued up, a refrigerator stocked with gourmet leftovers, and a treasure trove of sweets demanding your attention. Apart from returning some unfortunate gifts and ordering another round of toddies, nothing much is on your schedule for the next few days. And somewhere around the 10,000th cookie, your body will go, “Okay, this isn’t so much fun anymore.” ... Read More

Glitter, Sparkle and Shine: Our Favorite Makeup For A Dazzling New Year

Dec 27, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Celebrating New Year’s Eve is all about the parties, the dresses, the champagne—okay, who are we kidding—it’s seriously about the makeup. You can’t ring in the holidays if your skin’s not all aglow.... Read More

Casanera: Perfumer Marie Ceccaldi Creates Local Corsican Fragrances

Dec 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Dressed casually in jeans and a sleeveless white singlet under an open plaid shirt and wearing simple blue suede running shoes with pink laces, Marie Ceccaldi doesn’t seem like your average perfumer.... Read More

K/ller Collection Engraved Metal Nails are Party-Perfect

Dec 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Everyone says there’s a decline in nail art, but let’s be honest—it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Crazy colors and wild patterns might be fading out, but solids and metallic trends are so hot for 2014.... Read More

Personal Trainers Are Amongst the Top Trends in Fitness and Health

Dec 20, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

What is currently the biggest trend in fitness in America? Well, according to the results from the 17th  IDEA Fitness Programs & Equipment Trends Report, sharing a personal trainer in a group session is currently the most popular movement afoot.... Read More

Fun Beauty Stocking Stuffers For Last-Minute Christmas Gifts

Dec 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Stuck for last-minute holiday gift ideas? Here’s a hint: we love beauty products. And there’s always something new to find to fill every stocking with a little cheer and festive spirit. From masks to fragrance, here's our wish list for Christmas beauty stocking stuffers.... Read More

Love In Black Is Our New Favorite Fine Fragrance

Dec 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

In case you are looking for those last minute gifts or have suddenly decided that big book on Karl Lagerfeld might not be quite enough for the lovely lady in your life, you’re in luck. We found a gift that’s literally fit for royalty. ... Read More

Dior's Golden Winter Collection Is Inspired by the Lights of Versailles

Dec 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Dior’s holiday cosmetic campaign brings back Russian supermodel Daria Strokous from their Fall/Winter 2013 line, to be the face of the Golden Winter Collection. Wearing a sparkling, sheer Dior gown and large ruby earrings, Strokous runs around looking like royalty in the new, limited-edition shades.... Read More

Själ Skincare Lets Us In On Why Gemstones Are More Than Just A Luxury

Dec 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Skincare with a blend of gold, natural ingredients and luxurious gemstones seem to be one of the trendiest things in beauty—but are all those precious stones and metals really making any difference in your complexion?... Read More

Diane Kruger Looks Breathtaking in Video for Chanel Beauty

Nov 27, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Anyone who’s seen a movie with Diane Kruger knows the woman is absolutely gorgeous. But not in the Hollywood façade type of way—it’s much more of an ethereal beauty that only the select few seem to possess—unless of course her new Chanel skincare ads are to be believed.  ... Read More

Glamorous Artificial Limbs Give Prosthetics A Cyborg Makeover

Nov 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Flirting with the fine line between art and fashion, the prosthetics of The Alternative Limb Project are pushing the envelope on the convetional image of amputees. While prosthetics have long been regarded as something that needed to be hidden or seem as life-like as possible, Sophie de Oliveira Barata is inviting people to step away from the unspoken social conventions and embrace their bodies. ... Read More

The Da Vinci Body Board Wants To Give You The Best Post-Holiday Bod

Nov 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

At the end of the year it seems like everyone is on the same page—recipes, baking, wondering what to wear so that turkey belly doesn’t show—but just a few days after Christmas and suddenly it’s all about fitness.... Read More

Six Sensual Fragrances to Capture the Scent of the Season

Nov 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Having tasted the last of summer’s heat, it’s time to retire our lighter fragrances in favor of the richer notes of fall and winter. As much as we love the light lingering smells of minty citrus—spicy woods and deep patchoulis offer a more seasonal fragrance.... Read More

ASOS Debuts the Anna Sui & Minnie Mouse Beauty Collection Just In Time For the Holidays

Nov 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

The amount of beauty collaborations seem to increase over the years, but we can’t say we’re unhappy about it. In fact, those special collections and limited editions are likely the reason our makeup bags are so full.... Read More

Adriana Lima Sparkles as the Face of Victoria's Secret New Fragrance

Nov 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Let’s face it, we’re all pretty much agreed that Adriana Lima is the most beautiful women in the world. Having modeled for Armani, Versace, Louis Vuitton and of course her iconic role as a Victoria’s secret Angel, she’s one of the most recognizable faces in modeling.... Read More

Equinox's $25K 'E' Membership Elevates Fitness to Luxury Status

Nov 11, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

It is not a luxury experience when it takes 90 minutes to get in a 45-minute workout. That is why many fitness enthusiasts are loathsome toward going to gyms. The exercise areas are jammed packed and the locker rooms resemble Grand Central Station during rush hour.... Read More

Scarlett Johansson & Matthew McConaughey Star In D&G's New Film For The One

Nov 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien  |  1 Comment

Apparently I’ve been wearing perfume all wrong. I should have a smoking hot actor by my side driving me around New York in his classic convertible while we discuss what a fabulous life I lead. That’s the right way to do fragrance this season—at least according to Dolce & Gabbana.... Read More

Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Makeup Trunk Will Make You Gorgeous For The Holidays

Nov 6, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Okay, it’s officially the holidays. You put away your costume and pulled out those paper turkeys the kids made and you’re already planning what to wear to escape scrutiny from the family (or in-laws, significant other’s parents—pick your poison).... Read More

We Found Them—The Best Products To Get Your Skin Through Winter Dryness

Nov 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Probably the worst thing about saying goodbye to summer is saying goodbye to summer skin. Really, when is your skin ever more beautiful, dewy and glowing than in the middle of a heat wave?... Read More

Shu Uemura Goes Magical For The Holidays

Oct 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

We do not have to tell you the best part about Christmas—aside from the general gift-giving, family and turkey dinners—it’s all about the holiday beauty collections.... Read More

Salvatore Ferragamo’s New Tuscan Soul Quintessential Collection Harnesses The Fragrance of Italy

Oct 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

The beauty of some fragrances isn’t necessarily in the scent or the A-list celebrity whose face is plastered all over it’s label—it’s in is the story, the traditions behind the house and the care taken to make sure that it’s a fragrance of true luxury and pleasure.... Read More

Make Room In Your Makeup Bag— The Derek Lam and Estée Lauder Collection is Coming

Oct 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

You know all those designer/beauty collaborations you find so gut-wrenchingly perfect? When Tom Ford worked with Estée Lauder before starting his beauty brand, the intense collection of Gareth Pugh for MAC, the short lived Minx for Marc Jacobs—all of them had us pretty excited.  ... Read More

Amy Adams Portrays Simple Luxury As The Face Of Lacoste's Newest Fragrance

Sep 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

“Crisp modernity and pared-back elegance underscored by sensuality is the Lacoste woman’s fashion mantra, and this applies equally to her choice of fragrance,” says Felipe Oliveira Baptista, Creative Director for Lacoste.... Read More

New Skincare Repair Without the Needle

Sep 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

When summer ends, it’s time for comprehensive skincare repair to undo damage caused by excessive exposure to UV rays, chlorinated pools and dehydration. Parched skin and new wrinkles don’t have to be vacation souvenirs, however, thanks to new, off-the-shelf products designed to expedite skin fixes without undergoing costly dermatological treatments.... Read More

Sci-Fi Spacegear For Stunning New Strands

Sep 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

You’re probably looking at this image slightly confused wondering what on earth this space-age, Star Trek-esque headgear has to do with fashion and beauty. Don’t worry, I was too. At first glance I thought maybe a high-tech bike helmet, or at the very least some new video game accessory that I would never understand, but would undoubtedly land on my boyfriend’s wish list come Christmas.... Read More

The Organic Pharmacy Is Proving You Don't Have To Sacrifice Beauty For Health

Sep 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

I have a deep and passionate love of skincare. Never mind that I have more lotions, oils and serums than any one person could use in a lifetime, I’m forever stocking and testing, searching for an elusive holy grail of skin products. I’ve gone through more bottles than I can count, rarely finishing or repurchasing any of them, convinced there’s always something better out there.... Read More

Score a Year's Supply of Super-Snazzy Soaps To Live By!!!

Aug 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien  |  27 Comments

Do you ever need a pick me up in the tub? Maybe you’re in there trying to wash away the weight of the day or you’re just get started and need a little early morning inspiration? Well instead of listening to your girl-power Katy Perry album on repeat, your soap could be your next source of the deep-down-feel-goods.... Read More

Men's Style: Is It Time to Leave Your Frat-Boy Hair Behind and Invest in More Dignified Cuts?

Aug 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

While women have no problem shelling out top dollar for haircuts at luxury salons, some men are content with an average cut from the local place around the corner. It’s convenient and you have to go every eight weeks, so it doesn’t really matter where you go, does it?... Read More

Acqua Di Parma's Book Showcases A History of Italian Craftmanship

Aug 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

If you’ve gone beauty shopping anytime in the last 100 years, then you’ve come across a cologne by world-renowned Acqua Di Parma. A part of the Year of Italian Culture in the United States initiative, Acqua Di Parma will be launching an in-depth book on the skills of artistry that Italy has been mastering since the Renaissance.... Read More

Orogold Skincare: Does the Secret to Youth Lie In Gold And Denise Richards?

Aug 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien  |  1 Comment

¬You know how some things are just so ridiculously, outrageously priced they leave you flabbergasted and sarcastically remarking that it must be made out of gold? Well this time you’d be about half right—and apparently it’s worth every penny.... Read More

Nailed It! Getting Down To Business With Katie Cazorla

Aug 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock (or are an avid nail bitter) you know that nail art is one of the biggest beauty trends at the moment. Instagram, Twitter and YouTube are blowing up with bloggers that focus solely on your digits; beauty stores are stocking at home gel kits and nail wraps in bulk. In recent years we’ve had the biggest selection of polishes ever seen: metallic, textured, neon, crackle, matte, glitter—you name it, we have it.... Read More

Forget the Flowers and Frills—These Are Some of the Best Spa Treatments For Men

Aug 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Spas aren't just for women. They're not filled with pink pillows and the smell of roses, nor are they a place we sit and talk shoes while stuffing our faces with bon-bons. We do however, get our skin renewed, firmed, cleansed—occasionally there’s chocolate.... Read More

It's Here! Marc Jacobs Beauty Line Launches Today

Aug 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

If you’re sitting in front of your computer monitor freaking out because Marc Jacobs has finally released his new beauty line, you are not alone. You marked you calendars, retweeted any updates and woke up early just to jump on the lipstick shades you wanted before they were gone. Now we can all relax because the day has finally come and my online cart is full.... Read More

Sin-Care Serums: Skincare For Life's Little Transgressions

Aug 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Skincare is one of those things you learn from your mother growing up. You watched her wash twice daily, slather on cold cream, and apply strange colored serums from delicate glass bottles. Now that you’re the one in the mirror primping, moisturizing and trying to keep aging skin at bay, you might have a few of your mother’s old favorites in your skincare collection; it’s most likely mixed in with new serums containing breaking cellular technology to fight the oncoming years. While slowing the chronological aging process on a cellular level is great, what is your lifestyle doing to your skin?... Read More

Ultherapy is Less Invasive Than a Facelift, Offers Promising Results

Aug 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Slavica Monczka

There are numerous products, procedures and treatments available to all of us out there looking to drink from the fountain of youth; potent topical serums, derma fillers or injections and surgery have all been helpful to those who desire to look more youthful.... Read More

Katie Holmes & Bobbi Brown Create Collaborative Makeup Collection

Aug 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

After recently acquiring part of Alterna Haircare and becoming a co-owner in January, leading lady Katie Holmes is taking another leap into the beauty world. Partnering with makeup legend Bobbi Brown, the young Hollywood star will be launching her collaborative collection, Bobbi & Katie this September... Read More

Seasonal Skincare: Top 7 Sunscreens for a Sensational Summer

Jul 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

So it’s the middle of the season and your days are spent mostly on the beach, by the pool or at your summerhouse in the Hamptons. No doubt you’ve gone through several bottles of spf and have a few you love and some you don’t.... Read More

Runway Inspired Hairstyles to Beat the Heat

Jul 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

With summer here and the months progressively getting hotter and hotter, you’re probably looking for a better way to wear your hair to stay cool. Rather than throwing on a hat to block the sun or even worse, staying inside, take a look at these low-key and trendy ways to style your locks.... Read More

Get The Look: Summer Beach Beauty Essentials

Jul 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Summer is here and no doubt your bathroom is filled with bronzer, sunscreen, and spray tan. Everyone is looking for the common ground between bronzed-goddess and natural beauty, but if you’re heading to beach parties or lying out on a lazy afternoon this season, less is more when it comes to makeup. All you need to get that dewy sun-soaked skin is a little lip-gloss, a touch of bronzer, and maybe a sundress.... Read More

Knesko Skincare is Out to Prove Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend

Jun 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

To all the ladies in love with skin care, it’s time to rejoice or lament; there are new products to fit on your shelves. Southern California’s newly launched Knesko is giving us diamond and gold face masks and eye pads…yes, literally.... Read More

Jessica Chastain's Latest Campaign Shots for YSL's Manifesto

Jun 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Still glowing from last year’s campaign with Yves Saint Laurent’s Manifesto fragrance, Jessica Chastain is ready to stun again. With her new photos emerging everyone is buzzing about the knockout redhead looking chic and powerful in her seductive all black ensemble.... Read More

James Franco Gears Up for the Launch of Gucci's New Fragrance

Jun 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

If you are looking for a new signature scent for the man in your life, this may be the one. Gucci is set to release their new men’s fragrance Made to Measure by September of this year with superstar James Franco as the spokesman.... Read More

Designers Unveil Sizzling New Scents for the Summer

Jun 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Summer 2013: Fashion designers are well aware that as temperatures rise, inevitably, women wear less. Hot summer days call for lighter clothing which calls for lighter fragrances, so many of the finest fashion designers are launching new summer scents and limited special editions to compliment the fresh spirit of the season.... Read More

Get The Look: Katie Holmes' Smooth Styling Secrets

Jun 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

“If I had to pick one word to describe what happens to my hair when I use Alterna, it would have to be ‘transformation,’” says celebrity de luxe Katie Holmes, the new spokesperson for Alterna Haircare. “When I first used Alterna, I knew there was something special about their products because of how much healthier, shinier and smoother my hair looked and felt after just one use," says Katie.... Read More

Amarté Heart & Seoul Collection: Korean Skin Care Comes to America

Jun 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

Amarté Skin Care began as a love story. It starts with a man and a woman, Dr. Craig Kraffert, founder of Dermstore, and his wife. Like most juicy love stories, conflict can often occur. And renowned board certified dermotologist Craig Kraffert faced one: The inability to appease his Korean wife's desire for dermatological products that also offered the luxurious feel, scent and packaging that she became accustomed to in Seoul, beauty product capital of the world.... Read More

Caviar Cream from Celebrity Melania Trump Could Be the Secret To Anti-Aging

Jun 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Alexa Mangrum  |  1 Comment

When it comes to defining what makes a product top-of-the-line, leave it to a Trump to tell us exactly what ingredients are essential in a luxury skincare collection. A beauty insider from an early age, Melania Trump, the former model and wife of The Donald, swears that the key to anti-aging lies in caviar— the catalyst behind her debut skin line, the Caviar Complexe C6 Collection.... Read More

Exhale's FusionFest: Free Classes, Spa Services & Giveaways

May 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz  |  1 Comment

Beach season is one week away – and if your love handles, thigh jiggle and beer belly are still lurking around, then you’re probably looking for an intensive fitness regimen to start immediately. Which is why it’s so convenien... Read More

Good News for Marc Jacobs Fans!

May 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh  |  1 Comment

Beauty buffs and Marc Jacobs fans alike have been eagerly awaiting the color cosmetics line that the luxury designer announced over a year ago. Last week we got a teaser when actress Sofia Coppola wore the much-anticipated makeup for part of her Met Ball look, and the industry’s elite got a real treat in the form of a preview of the lacquers at Fashion Week. Well, ladies, the good news has finally come for the rest of us: the collection will be available in mere months! Marc Jacobs announced via Instagram that the color cosmetics collection will officially join Jacobs’ fragrances on beauty counters August 9. Consumers who are as eager as we are to get our hands on the goods can add their emails to the mailing list at Marc Jacobs Beauty.... Read More

The Most Expensive Makeup Brushes Money Can Buy

May 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

Luxury beauty mavens know what they like and where they want to spend their money. Some choose to splurge on lip stains while others swear by top-label mascara tubes. But one product that is commonly overlooked is the actual tools you’re using to apply your makeup. Since they get a lot of wear and tear, many women figure that investing in an expensive makeup brush simply isn’t worth it; but the truth is that the most expensive brushes are often made of the finest materials— and when cared for properly and regularly cleansed, these tools can last for years— even a decade. Here, we’ve rounded up a list of the most expensive makeup brushes to prove to you that shelling out for higher quality really is worth it.... Read More

Chinese Beauty Brands Put Focus on Eco-Friendly Ingredients

Apr 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

After celebrating Earth Day last week, we’ve become much more aware of the kinds of chemicals, toxins and other harmful ingredients that are commonly used in health, beauty and fragrance products. We now have a whole new appreciation for eco-friendly beauty products— that’s why we’re more than thrilled to learn that China’s beauty industry puts a huge emphasis on health and safety benefits in their tubes, compacts and bottles. So if you’re interested in natural alternatives to the items that are currently in your beauty bag, there may be no better example than the one that China is setting.... Read More

British Socialite Tamara Ecclestone to Release Luxury Hair Care Line

Apr 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

Anyone hoping to someday posses the same kind of flowing locks as British socialite and model Tamara Ecclestone is now in luck: the young entrepreneur is set to launch a luxury hair and beauty product line later this year. SHOW Beauty will include 11 styling and finishing products, including a ?30 (about $45) dry shampoo and a hair fragrance that will sell for ?56 (more than $85) a pop.... Read More

Get Your Green On This Earth Day With These All-Natural Beauty Products

Apr 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

It’s Earth Day, and we couldn’t think of a more beautiful way to celebrate than by throwing together a list of our favorite eco-friendly makeup and skincare products. Back in the day, before we knew all about the danger of using chemical-laden tubes and compacts, the term “all-natural” as an adjective for cosmetics brought forth the image of lumpy, sticky, and strange smelling products. Today, thanks to a focus on consumer health, the market is booming with a number of skincare and beauty products that boast vegan, organic, and even gluten-free properties. Not only are these luxe items good for you and the Earth, the quality of these products are up-to-par with other household brands to help make the world and your vanity stand a more beautiful, natural, and chemical-free place.... Read More

Men's Skincare: Tips and Products From the Industry's Best

Apr 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Regardless of your gender, taking care of your skin is one regimen you should never neglect. Everyone should develop a personal skin care routine and stick to it. As much as we admittedly focus on ones attire or physique, it is always the face that initially draw us it. Men, take care of your face and others will undoubtedly take notice. While there are simple steps one can take to ensure that their skin is hydrated and clear — such as drinking water and avoiding processed foods — unfortunately, that alone will not prevent flaky skin in the winter and dry skin in the summer. To assist you on your road to hydration we have compiled a list of five tips for men to leave skin radiant... Read More

Is Hybrid Yoga the Next Big Thing in Trendy Fitness?

Apr 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Yoga these days has gone so far beyond Hatha and Vinyasa. Hybrids are all the rage, as multi-certified instructors figure out how to combine it with other practices like martial arts, dance, swimming and more. Aside from the obvious health and wellness benefits of incorporating yoga into your lifestyle, many of the formerly specialized yoga types are finding a new user base as people look to stretch their bodies and psyches to challenging new places. From hardcore to low-impact, and from tasty to downright silly, this list comprises all of our favorite hybrids that are currently on the market.... Read More

Exclusive Giveaway: Win a Collection of Seductively French Beauty Products

Apr 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh  |  72 Comments

Anyone looking to channel their inner Parisienne is in luck thanks to a new line of luxury beauty products on the market. Created by travel and lifestyle journalist Slavica Monczka, Seductively French is a lifestyle blog inspired by the passion, romance, and quality that can be found in French culture— in everything from the country’s cuisine to its fashion. With the same driven spirit, Slavica set out to create a line of products for her brand that could be enjoyed and gifted. After having the opportunity to enjoy the products ourselves, we found that these products have the same “je ne sais quois” quality that we all envy in the French.... Read More

New Eco-Friendly Fragrances Just in Time for Earth Month

Mar 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart  |  1 Comment

Though you might have the best intentions of living an eco-friendly lifestyle, the limited selection of all-natural beauty products might leave you frustrated. That's what Tania Reuben, founder of the website Pure Natural Diva, discovered when searching for a chemical-free perfume. She then asked herself why anyone should have to sacrifice luxury beauty products when trying to live in harmony with the Earth. Her solution was to develop a botanical-based fragrance line, whose upcoming release coincides strategically with Earth Month.... Read More

Celebrity Groomer Diana Schmidtke on Achieving Seth MacFarlane's Oscar Look

Mar 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

The Oscars have come and gone in their annual Hollywood whirlwind of diamonds, frills and unnecessarily long acceptance speeches, and while we are still consuming ourselves with vicious battles in the “best and worst dressed” game with friends and co-workers, many of us have unknowingly forgotten what makes up half of the Academy Awards – the men.... Read More

Newly Launched Carven Le Parfum Promises to be Light & Fresh

Mar 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

A perfume shouldn't be obvious or overpowering to the wearer (or bystanders)— rather, it should mold into the skin to create a subtle surprise for intimate moments.... Read More

Losing Focus? Stick to Your New Year's Resolutions With These 5 Easy Tips

Feb 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

Only a few months have passed since we proclaimed our New Year's resolutions on January 1st, but that is plenty of time for the motivation needed to keep them in place to start wearing thin. A lifestyle or health regimen that once seemed so excitingly hopeful may now be hindered by the reality of long work hours, family, or plain old procrastination. If your New Year's resolve is slowly breaking and you are beginning to revert to last year's habits, below is a list of five simple suggestions to help you keep your promises.... Read More

Dior Beckons Springtime with Chérie Bow Makeup Collection

Feb 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

In the lingering last months of winter, when the mood is grey and the sun still sets way too early, any little hint of spring is a welcome reprieve. That is why we are slightly enamored with the new colors released by Dior for its Chérie Bow luxury makeup collection. In light and luscious pink tones, the palettes — including blushes, eyeshadows, lip colors and more — remind us that the chilly weather is almost at an end and spring is right around the corner.... Read More

Rihanna to Release a New Hit with MAC Cosmetics

Feb 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart  |  1 Comment

Grammy-winning pop star Rihanna turns 25 today, and in light of her worldwide success, she has every reason to celebrate. Aside from the triumph of her latest album, Unapologetic, it was just announced that Rihanna is partnering with MAC Cosmetics to release several luxury makeup selections for 2013. Not only is she gorgeous and a talented performer, her creative talents seem to extend to entrepreneurship and makeup design, as well.... Read More

Bentley Launches World's Most Expensive Men's Cologne

Feb 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

For many a bespoke Bentley motorcar evokes the sweet smell of success. Now the fabled British car brand is launching its own limited edition fragrance collection for men that’s every bit as luxurious as the finishes on its beautiful vehicles... Read More

NARS Cosmetics Brings the Nineties Back for Spring

Feb 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Said to be inspired by the 90’s (don’t worry, there are no Zubaz pants, scrunchies, slap bracelets or henna tattoo chockers,) the newest NARS luxury cosmetics collection is a fresh assortment of rainbow hues and futuristic blends.... Read More

Kate Spade Bends the Rules for Second Fragrance

Feb 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

Luxury brand Kate Spade New York’s newest fragrance is, in more ways than one, unlike any of the label’s previous bottles. Aside from being geared towards a more mature audience than its previous scent, this is only the second time that a fashion house has taken its fragrance business in-house. Kate Spade will develop and launch its upcoming perfume, “Live Colorfully,” without the help of a licensee.... Read More

Dolce & Gabbana "Pour Femme" Hits All the Right Notes

Feb 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

We’ve all seen the seductive campaigns for Dolce & Gabbana’s updated version of its iconic luxury fragrance, “Pour Femme,” but we just got our hands on the bottle for the first time, and we must say we’re in love. First released in 1992, the luxury brand released an updated version of its signature scent last year to appeal to the modern woman. And so far, the new and improved version of “Pour Femme” makes us weak in the knees.... Read More

Show Yourself Some Love With New Coach Fragrance

Feb 13, 2013

Still looking for someone to call your Valentine? Put down the wine and chocolates, pull yourself together, and instead treat yourself to a well-deserved love potion. Show yourself some appreciation with the newest luxury fragrance by Coach — the high-end brand has just added a third scent to its repertoire to round out its line of bottles that are meant to address all sides of a woman’s personality. Coach Love is a sensual, woody floral with top notes of mandarin, dewberry, green violet and freesia, a heart of magnolia, jasmine a... Read More

Maxim to Release Seductive Men's Fragrance

Feb 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

Ever since the “lad mag” boom of the ‘90s that saw the birth of publications like Maxim, men everywhere have become more concerned with their appearance and everything that comes with it— from their grooming routines to their fashion choices— not that we’re complaining. Now, men have one more way to channel their inner Maxim man: the publication, which is one of the largest men’s lifestyle magazine brands worldwide, has just announced that it’s releasing a luxury fragrance for men this upcoming fall.... Read More

Score Big on Valentine's Day With These Beauty Buys For Her

Feb 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner— and men, if you haven’t gotten your girl something special yet, you’re probably not the only one. You may be in hot water, but lucky for you, we’ve got some great luxury beauty picks that are editor approved, totally V-Day appropriate, and items we know she’ll love. We just hope you remembered to make dinner reservations.... Read More

How to Detox Your Body Safely and Easily

Feb 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart  |  1 Comment

Whether you've been pigging out recently or not, your body is constantly at work digesting food, which puts a lot of stress on internal functioning and can result in symptoms like fatigue, anxiety, and circulatory problems (you know that feeling of having to catch your breath after walking up a flight of stairs). To help restore your health and wellness, you might want to look into doing a detox— it's a great method for shedding wintertime sluggishness by removing harmful substances from the body.... Read More

Pucker Up for Valentine's Day with G.M. Collin's Lip "Plumping" Complex

Feb 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

Those of you ladies who have a special someone to spend Valentine’s Day with better be getting ready to pucker up. If you’ve happened to neglect your kissers this winter, chances are they’re dry, chapped, and just plain dull. Investing in a new luxury beauty product may help with this problem. Our choice is G.M. Collin’s Lip "Plumping" Complex, which naturally increases the prettiness of your pout. By adding elements of gloss, shine, and volume, your lips will be kissable in no time.... Read More

Petition With 118K Signatures Urges Victoria's Secret to Make Mastectomy "Survivor Bras"

Jan 31, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

One Virginia woman's idea of a Fantasy Bra is much different than the $2.5 million stunner that Victoria’s Secret angel Alessandra Ambrosio wore down the runway a few months ago. After getting 118,000 supporting signatures, Allana Maiden and her mother Debbie Barrett approached Victoria’s Secret this morning with their proposition for the luxury brand to make special bras for breast cancer survivors. Victoria’s Secret responded to the “survivor bra” petition by inviting the mother/daughter duo to discuss the idea further at the Ohio headquarters of Limited Brands (Victoria’s Secret’s parent company) after Maiden and Barrett presented the signatures to Tammy Roberts Myers, Vice... Read More

By Kilian Bottle Wins 2013 Fragrance Foundation Indie Award

Jan 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

It looks like By Kilian, the luxury brand that we featured last week for its new fragrance trio, is on a roll in 2013. The label, which has 19 fragrances on the market, was just given the 2013 Fragrance Foundation Indie Award for its scent called Amber Oud. The luxury fragrance was selected as the winner out of 30 entries, based on both the scent and its packaging.... Read More

Fall in Love With Gucci Premi?re

Jan 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

For decades now, Gucci has been on the forefront of women’s fashion— creating innovative and quality pieces for the woman that exude confidence and power, all the while maintaining her innate femininity and charm. The Gucci woman is the picture of power and presence, yet she has a playful air that is altogether irresistible. She is able to meet her rigorous work demands and entertain her active social life. The luxury perfume Gucci Premi?re gives this woman on top a delicious scent that will add a new element to her enchanted life.... Read More

Iconic Makeup Brand to Open Paris Flagship

Jan 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

European luxury beauty mavens surely have something to celebrate, as one of the biggest American makeup brands has just announced they will be expanding by opening a new international store. Not only will MAC’s first flagship outside of the United States be located in Paris, but the superstore will call the famous Avenue des Champs-Elysées its new home. And it will open during the city’s iconic fashion week (February 20.) The new store will stretch over 362 meters— and two floors— to allow more than 40 makeup artists and beauty-obsessed shoppers all the room they need to ogle over a full range of cosmetics, as well as skincare products and fragrances.... Read More

A Tempting New Fragrance Trio from By Kilian

Jan 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

Just judging by its name, a new project by niche luxury perfume brand By Kilian seeks to truly test your willpower. The collection, called "In the Garden of Good and Evil," includes three new scents derived from fruity, spicey, floral, and woody fragrances. For $245 per 50-ml bottle, you can either enter "The City of Sin," channel your "Good Girl Gone Bad," or experiment with "Forbidden Games." The trio will roll out to 170 doors worldwide this spring, and are expected to generate $15 million in retail sales in the first year.... Read More

Ivanka Trump Expands Brand With a Scent for the Modern Woman

Jan 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh  |  1 Comment

When you think of the woman of today, what qualities come to mind? For us, it’s a driven and motivated woman who is constantly multitasking between work and play. She may be married, she may have a family, and she probably stands on her own two feet thanks to all the hard work she puts into her career. So what does today’s modern woman need to complete her look and conquer her day? A luxury fragrance that mimics her lifestyle, of course. You may not be surprised that Ivanka Trump is the very lady who aims to provide you with such a product.... Read More

Katie Holmes Signs With Natural Beauty Brand

Jan 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

We've seen a lot of Katie Holmes lately — this past fall she became the first face of luxury makeup brand Bobbi Brown— and it doesn't look like Suri's mom is slowing down any time soon. The 34-year-old actress and recent divorcée is keeping busy by sealing more deals, like becoming the spokeswoman and co-owner of Alterna. The hair company known for using natural and organic ingredients recently moved its homebase from Los Angeles to New York and will star Katie in its first print advertising campaign mid-February. She will also serve as a new co-owner of the company and provide the brand with input and insight on upcoming plans and products.... Read More

Carlos Benaim Named First-Ever Master Perfumer at IF&F

Jan 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. has just named Carlos Benaim their first-ever master perfumer. With more than 45 years under his belt along with a stellar selection on sensory indulgences for a range of luxury brands, including the original Polo green by Ralph Lauren, White Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor and Armani Code for Women by Giorgio Armani, the fragrance company couldn't pick a more qualified man for the job. The IFF has had many chief perfumers, including legend Bernard Chant, but Benaim is the first to gain the title of master perfumer, a great accomplishment and honor for Carlos Benaim— and his illustrious nose.... Read More

What Are the Health Benefits of Massage?

Jan 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

There are a number of reasons why people enjoy getting massages from time to time. For many, getting a professional massage means having the opportunity to completely relax in a soothing and meditative environment; but if you still aren’t sold on the idea, you might be surprised to learn that there are several other benefits of massage that can help contribute to your overall health and wellness— both mentally and physically. So what can massage do for you? Read on to find out.... Read More

Out of Weight Loss Ideas? Try a Pedometer

Jan 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

If you feel like your tummy isn’t as tight as it used to be or that spring in your step is now accompanied by a generous jiggle, then you might be thinking that extreme diet and exercise is the only way to rid yourself unwanted pounds. Not necessarily— pedometers are a great way to get active, and most importantly, help improve your health and wellness... Read More

How To Use Diet Apps To Get the Results You Want

Jan 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

It's a New Year, and let’s just tackle the one resolution that has been mercilessly shoved down nearly every American's throat: (not literally, of course, that would be too many calories) losing weight. A concept so simple in theory– just work out more and eat less– but it's so overwhelming when it comes to actually staying “on track.” Group weight loss meetings can be very public and don’t always work with your schedule— and more often than not, attempting to lose weight on your own leads to cheating (one sliver of cake won’t hurt, right?) So why not embrace all that technology has to offer? You’re on your phone half of the day anyway, so why not improve your health and wellness while you’re at it?... Read More

Master Chef's Joe Bastianich on the Challenges and Benefits of Quitting Smoking

Jan 11, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

It's the New Year, and like many people, you may have a few resolutions in mind. Quitting smoking and eating healthier may seem like cliché's because they get the most hype, but the truth is they are probably the hardest goals to accomplish. Just ask renowned restaurateur and co-host of Master Chef, Joe Bastianich. Like many people in the restaurant industry, he was a heavy smoker and even got to the point where he was smoking more than two-and-a-half packs of cigarettes per day. But the good news is that he successfully quit and is now focused on treating his body well to live a full and healthy life. Here, he discusses the challenges and benefits of quitting and how it has encouraged more healthy habits in other aspects of his life.... Read More

Could the Fountain Of Youth Be in Southern California?

Jan 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Suffering from a lack of energy? Maybe your libido is lower than it used to be, or you just don't seem to be getting the same results from your workout that you used to. Are your hot flashes and night sweats out of control? If you've already tried rethinking your health and wellness routines and you still don't feel better, these symptoms could be a sign that your hormones are out of whack, whether you're a man or a woman. Luckily, the problem can be fixed. At the Southern California Center for Anti-Aging, Dr. Judi Goldstone routinely treats patients who just don't seem to have the same vim and vigor as they did when they were younger.... Read More

A Colorful Collaboration for Preppy Beauty Buffs

Jan 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

Preppy makeup lovers, rejoice. A collaboration is coming your way that may just knock you off your feet. Luxury beauty brand Estée Lauder has partnered up with the colorful team at Lilly Pulitzer to give you two seasons worth of limited-edition makeup bags as part of a gift-with-purchase program that will run in the spring and summer months of this year. This is great news for Lilly Pulitzer fans, since the label bowed in late December after being acquired by Oxford Industries in the fall of 2010. With the spring gift-with-purchase line kicking off at Lord & Taylor last week, the products will be available at various locations through the spring and summer.... Read More

How to Perfect Your Smile | Exclusive With Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Sherri Worth

Jan 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

It’s a new year, and for many people, that means working towards a better you by upping your luxury beauty routine, among other things. A better diet and increased exercise are easy pieces to this puzzle, but many people forget about the power of a perfect, white smile. But what if your esthetic dental needs go beyond at-home whitening solutions and routine flossing?... Read More

Best Beauty Videos of 2012

Jan 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

With another exciting and successful year behind us, we’re looking back at 2012 and combing through the year’s best luxury beauty videos. With some of the industry’s top brands making our list this year, you can count on these videos being never dull— and always with touches of glamour and creativity involved.... Read More

Natural Beauty Alternatives Found in Your Own Kitchen

Jan 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh  |  1 Comment

These days, society seems to be all about healthy alternatives, whether that’s in your cooking pantry, your medicine cabinet, or your makeup bag. The organic and natural replacement fad has gained more attention in recent years, but those who are devoted to the practice have developed a slew of healthy and eco-friendly alternatives to mainstream luxury beauty products. Most of these all-star ingredients can be found in your own kitchen, so if you’ve been thinking about jumping on the all-natural bandwagon, gives these healthy choices a try!... Read More

Our Top Beauty Picks from 2012

Jan 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Last year saw a number of new collaborations and products in the luxury beauty market, and now that 2013 is here, it’s time to look back and review our favorite products from 2012. Read on for information on our top picks that are hot enough to keep using into the New Year!... Read More

Reduce Stress This Year With These Simple Tips

Jan 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

While the holidays have may have come and gone in a blur of peppermint treats, “helpful” family members and luxury goods that you may or may not return, that doesn't mean that those feelings of intense anxiety and stress have fully left. Combating stress is not something that we simply have to deal with during the holiday season – it is a yearlong challenge. This New Year, instead of your annual resolution of losing 30 pounds or being nicer to your mother, why not fix it at the source and resolve to lead a happier, healthier and more stress-free life?... Read More

New Ermenegildo Zegna Fragrance Dashingly Introduced via Social Media

Jan 2, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

These days, the use of social media to inform followers and fans of new products and services on the market is ubiquitous. Announcements are being made on social media websites that once were made via press releases, thanks to evolving technology and social trends. Luxury brands across the board are using Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, and other services to connect and interact with prospective buyers.... Read More

 
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