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Beyonce’s about to get everyone “Heat”ed

I’ve never been a fan of celebrity fragrances, let alone anticapated the arrival of one before. However, I will admit that I can’t wait to smell Beyonce’s inaugural perfume. The scent is described as modern with ” floral, fruity, woody perfume features rare, sensual flowers and is feminine and irresistible.” Nice.

Last year, Beyonce teamed up with one of the major players in perfumes, Coty Inc., to concoct her first dip into the celebrity scent biz. This isn’t her first dip in the perfume market due to her endorsements of Tommy Hilger and Armani, but this is her first signature scent.

To help launch her newest “baby”, she is going have to major events in NYC around the launch date. Info is below!

  • February 2nd: New Yorkers will catch the fever as Beyoncé turns up the heat in Union Square. To celebrate the launch of her debut fragrance the visionary artist is illuminating the central destination with fiery red light and smoky fog, infusing the winter landscape with a steamy, sexy aura that embodies Beyoncé’s unique appeal (Illumination from 6:00PM until Midnight).
  • February 3rd: Beyoncé will make a personal appearance at Macy’s Herald Square.  The first customers to purchase the exclusive Beyoncé Heat 3-piece fragrance set will have the opportunity to meet and pose for a special picture with the multi-talented global icon!

So, if you are going to be in the NYC on the above date, then stop by! Then drop me a note a let me know how it smells, because I can’t find a sample anywhere!

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Brushing Up With… Dr. Hess’ Udder Products

I don’t know about your neck of the woods, but here in Memphis right now, the weather is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! It partly cloudy and it’s in the mid to upper 50s! It sure as hell beats that zero degree wind chill from a couple of weeks ago.

Although the cold might be  taking a break, I’m sure the dry winter skin is still lingering on some of you lovely readers.

If so, then you might be interested in this product review by Stained Couture Beauty Editor, Beautylishus a.k.a Joy, about an interesting ointment in her latest feature of “Brushing Up with Beautylishus”!

Read more see what Beautylishus had to say about Dr. Hess Udder products. I think I might need to try these out, myself!

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Stila Jewel Eye Shadow Palette

Since I have discovered my new routine of winding down from a day of work by watching beauty and fashion videos on YouTube, I have revived my love of make-up. Its like I’m 13 years old all over again and spending hours trying to figure out which shade and combination of lipstick and blush gives me that natural look. Read more to find out more about this new palette and eyeshadow by Stila.

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NARS Spring 2010 Collection

NARS has just released its Spring 2010 collection that features soft and sexy shades inspired by Catherine Deneuve’s role as Lucille in La Chamade. The shades are elegant and versatile, just like Deneuve’s character.

“I love Catherine’s makeup look in this movie,” says François. “It’s very sophisticated and bourgeois in a Parisian ‘16th Arrondissement’ way. She is the perfect reference for this collection, and apropos for spring, a time to embrace color and get noticed.”

Read more to see items from the collection.

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Counter Talk…The death of natural beauty?

Personally, I don’t have a problem with people getting plastic surgery. I don’t know if I ever see myself getting plastic surgery, but still no problem. However, when it comes to plastic surgery, I guess you can say I’m pro choice.  I believe the reason I feel this way is, because the stigma and taboo of getting plastic surgery has weakened over the years.

However, there is one thing about the invention and takeover of plastic surgery in pop culture that has irked me beyond belief and has asked me to ponder the following  question for a while now. Has plastic surgery killed the ideal of natural “beauty”?

Before there was plastic surgery, there were women who were actually born with large breasts, smooth skin, full lips, and large butts. I know it sounds shocking, right?! However, that seems almost impossible, because when we see an ample lip, bust, or derriere, we tend to make assumptions about enhancements, before being “born with them.”

For example, as soon as someone new hits the media airwaves that has an ample bust or full derriere, the scrunity and questions of  “Are they real?” or “Did they look like that before?” start become supporting characters in conversations about them. Also, if someone looks a little different, people start pulling out old pictures and start doing photo comparisons.

Somehow, the invention of plastic surgery has swiped out the possibility of natural endowments and even tricks of the trades such as push-up bras and make-up tricks. Seriously.

One of the new things that, to my shock, is the idea that someone with a large and ample rump must have had fat injected or wearing butt pads. About 11 years ago, when Jennifer Lopez was just getting her foot into the door of mainstream, I read an article about how women were starting to inquire about butt implants. Personally, my little 17 year old mind at the time thought that it was a fad that would die out very soon. Chile, was I wrong. Butt implants are the new “it” thing to have. They are up there with botox!

Anyway, am I the only one that feels this way or have these thoughts. I will definitely admit that I think enhancements first and then I look for signs of natural. What about you?

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