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Ralph Lauren Presents Midnight Romance

Midnight Romance















Midnight Romance, the new fragrance by Ralph Lauren hits counters this month at select retail stores.  Whereas the original Romance scent is much lighter and more innocent, Midnight Romance expresses a sensual mystique of a woman.

The floriental juice includes top notes of raspberry, Italian bergamot and juicy lychee.  The heart embraces peony, jasmine sambac and freesia with a drydown of black vanilla, iris absolute and ambrox.   Print and TV advertising was shot by Bruce Weber and features a new Ralph Lauren Fragrance face, Anna Selezneva, who also walked the Ralph Lauren runway fashion show. Midnight Romance Eau de Parfum is available in three sizes: 100ml. for $94, 50ml. for $74, and 30ml. for $52.  Ancillary products include a 200ml. body moisturizer and shower & gel both retailing $41 and a 10ml. rollerball for $23.

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Bobbi Brown Launches Pretty Powerful Mascara

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In honor of International Women’s Day, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics presented Pretty Powerful Mascara, an innovative all-in-one formula equipped to lengthen, thicken, and define lashes without flaking, smearing, smudging or clumping.

Pretty Powerful Mascara will be available for purchase in the US, UK, Korea, and South Africa where every cent of the retail price will be donated to the beneficiaries of the Pretty Powerful Campaign, including The Girl Rising Fund, for women and girls that are aligned with the mission to empower women and girls through education. “Pretty powerful is a campaign that focuses on confidence”, says Bobbi Brown, Founder & COO of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, “ Nothing makes a woman or girl feel more confident than being educated and gaining the knowledge and skills to better her life and the lives of her family and community.” The limited edition tube is fashioned in Bobbi’s signature pink with the campaign’s logo and retails for $25.

To purchase the Pretty Powerful Mascara, and to learn more about supporting The Pretty Powerful Campaign for Women & Girls, visit Bobbi Brown Cosmetics online at

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Top 5 Beauty Tips to Beat the Cold


Spring is less than 3 weeks away so there is still plenty of time to alter your beauty regime and have you glowing once the warm weather arrives. Old man winter has wreaked havoc on our skin and hair but thanks to our friends at EcoTools® we have their 5 beauty tips on getting fabulous and ready for spring!

Tip #1 Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!  Moisturizing is a key factor in combating dryness. It has been recommended to select a quality lotion and use it daily to put much-needed moisture back into the skin. Try using EcoTools Dual Sided Body Buff before applying lotion.  The gentle exfoliation will aid the skin in holding moisture longer.

body buff

Tip #2 Break Away From Breakouts

A well-known fact, dirt and oil can clog pores and lead to blemishes. To prevent unwanted blemishes and maintain a healthy complexion use EcoTools Pure Complexion Facial Sponge.

pure complexion sponge

Tip #3 Upgrade Your Body Wash

Soaps and gels containing fragrance can leave skin feeling dry. During colder months switch to a super rich, moisturizing body wash and lather with the EcoPouf® Delicate Bath Sponge.

ecopouf bath sponge

Tip #4 Help Out Hair

Winter can leave strands dry and fragile. Treat tresses to a nourishing hair treatment once a week to beat dryness. A deep conditioner or hair oil treatment weekly will encourage healthy hair. Try the EcoTools Shower Cap & Storage Case for deep treatments or to protect tresses while in the shower.

shower cap and storage case

Tip #5 Step Up Your Foot Care Regimen

Your pedicure appointments were not as frequent during boot season however they still need TLC.  The harsh temperatures can promote chapping and cracking so indulge in an at-home pedicure with soaking feet in warm water to soften calluses, then use EcoTools Foot Brush & Pumice to gently exfoliate.  Make sure to trim nails and pretty the feet with one of spring 2014’s new colors.

foot brush & pumice

All products mentioned are available at Receive 25% off your purchase by using code BATH14 at check out until March 11th.

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Molly Sims Teams Up with Nexxus On Breakthrough In Hair Color


Molly Sims went from sun-kissed blonde tresses to vibrant red in honor of Nexxus’ Assure Color Care Collection Launch. Her new look highlights the power of the Hair Color Assure collection featuring a pre-treatment primer that nurtures and shields the hair helping to lock in color. Sims has mentioned that she always wanted to go red but worried about keeping the color vibrant.  “I am obsessed with this color and I want to keep it looking this way”, said Sims.  To preserve color treated hair; begin by applying 5 to 7 pumps of Nexxus Color Assure Pre-wash primer before entering the shower followed by the Nexxus Color Assure Vibrancy Retention Shampoo and Nexxus Color Assure Vibrancy Retention Conditioner.  To complete the look, mist with Nexxus Color Assure Glossing Tonic on dry hair. The line is sulfate-free and includes white orchid and almond to provide moisture and nourish hair, and coconut and argan oils to add softness and shine.


Nexxus Salon Hair Care Color Assure retails for $11.99-$17.99 and is available nationwide.

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The Red Door Opens in Union Square and play red door spa

Now that the holidays are over and the gym is packed this month with new members we suggest a little self indulging by visiting Elizabeth Arden’s newest Red Door location in Union Square. The two-story 10,000 square foot luxury boutique townhouse offers traditional spa and salon amenities and quick services for the Girl on the Go.  Traditional or signature services including facials, massages, haircuts and color are accessible on their lower level, appropriately titled Calm Down Stairs– that will indeed provide harmony and relaxation designed for guests craving a mini escape. For those pressed for time, the street level aptly named Speed Upstairs, offers blowouts, time-saver facials, manicures and waxes for less than 30 minutes.


Additionally, The Red Door Union Square features a beauty bar, fully equipped for discovering the newest skincare, makeup and color trends with the assistance of two up-to-date tools: Custom Color Foundation and Custom Skin Reader, both continuing Elizabeth Arden’s century-long heritage of presenting innovative products and treatments.

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Red Door Union Square

200 Park Avenue South (at 17th Street)

Monday-Friday  7am–9pm

Saturday 9am-9pm

Sunday 9am – 7pm


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Maybelline Creates Flawless Lips With Color Elixir

Maybelline Color Elixir in Signature Scarlet

Maybelline Color Elixir in Signature Scarlet
Photo: Courtesy of Maybelline

Embrace the elements this season with stylish lip colors such as Vision Violet, Signature Scarlet, or Mauve Mystique, 3 of the 20 shades available from Maybelline® New York’s Color Elixir by Color Sensational Collection. Our desk is equipped with a profusion of lip colors we received that will deliver a smooth shiny finish all winter long.  Thanks to Color Elixir’s one-of-a-kind formula naked lips are transformed into dazzling, attention-grabbers minus the drying or sticky feeling. The gloss is creamy and light, and vibrant. Color Elixir combines a unique trio formula of hyper-saturated color, a cushion feel, and shine all in one. We love the leaf shape applicator brush, which manages a perfect application onto lips.  Maybelline® New York’s Color Elixir by Color Sensational is available at select retailers nationwide.

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Color Elixir available in 20 shades


Color Elixir in Breathtaking Apricot, Mauve Mystique, and Signature Scarlet