A New Floral Explosion from Viktor & Rolf: Flowerbomb Bloom
Apr13

A New Floral Explosion from Viktor & Rolf: Flowerbomb Bloom

It’s been more than a decade since Viktor & Rolf’s vaunted Flowerbomb burst upon the fragrance scene and quickly became one of the best-selling scents in the world. Now it’s time for something new to join the Flowerbomb family. Welcome, Bloom, an eau de toilette housed in an elongated version of the classic diamond faceted grenade-type bottle. Bloom is a lighter take on the iconic fragrance, launching exclusively at Sephora April...

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The Sweet Smell of ‘Empire’s’ Lyon’s Legacy and Lyon’s Truth Fragrances
Mar31

The Sweet Smell of ‘Empire’s’ Lyon’s Legacy and Lyon’s Truth Fragrances

Cookie, Lucious and the entire Lyon family, their friends, their rivals and yes, their enemies are back on Wednesday nights on FOX for the concluding episodes of season 3 of the hit show “Empire.” For all of those entranced by the family drama set in the music industry, both men and women can exude the scent of the Lyon family’s success—and sexiness—with two fragrances created that represent the spirit of the main characters, Lucious...

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A New Era in Beauty as Ulta Opens in Santa Monica
Feb09

A New Era in Beauty as Ulta Opens in Santa Monica

There hasn’t in this much excitement on Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica since Santa Monica Seafood opened its doors after moving over from an industrial part of town–and exponentially increasing its business. (Well, maybe when the Dunkin’ Donuts opened a few years ago.) Just a few blocks east, on the south side of the Boulevard, the new Ulta Beauty at Euclid and Wilshire comes from a similarly humble beginnings. The...

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Revision Skincare’s Hydrating Serum: We’re in Love
Aug28

Revision Skincare’s Hydrating Serum: We’re in Love

Facial oils may be all the rage– and we’ve tried many of them – but the true test of a product’s efficacy is how well your skin feels in the morning after you’ve applied that product before bedtime. The first time out with Revision Skincare’s Hydrating Serum, skin felt smooth and moisturized, even in hot, dry summer conditions and sleeping in air-conditioning, which also tends to dry out the skin. We loved the way the product...

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Tarte’s Rainforest of the Sea Collection Features Products of True Beauty
May04

Tarte’s Rainforest of the Sea Collection Features Products of True Beauty

Rarely have we seen such beautiful packaging than for Tarte’s gorgeous new Rain Forest of the Sea collection, with gold lettering on sleek boxes that blend deep turquoise into purple. But what’s inside is even better. The collection features everything from a stunning round eyeshadow palette to lipsticks, foundation, brushes and even a color-correcting palette and skin care products. Several of the limited edition items are already...

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