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Beauty: Win $500 Gift cards from Physician’s Formula and Target!

April 8, 2010
Physician’s Formula cosmetics care line is inviting beauty addicts everywhere to upload a picture for a chance to win $500 gift cards! All registrants have to do is buy their favorite Physician’s Formula product from Target, take a picture in front of the store, and upload it onto the website.

Registrants can receive an instant BOGO coupon for great savings from Target. Two $500 gift cards are up for grabs every month.

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Beauty: CFB Editor’s Top 10 Best Beauty Buys

November 13, 2009

Let’s face it there are some beauty products we just can’t live without. Just as we have our favorite fashions and designers, we have the same love for our beauty stuff. I selected my top 10 best beauty buys that remain close at hand.

1. Vaseline Cocoa Butter Vitalizing Gel Body Oil
I usually shy away from store-bought lotions and potions but ever since one of my guy friend turned me on to this, I’ve been using it ever since. 


2. Calvin Klein Euphoria 

I’ve always loved Calvin’s scents as much as I love his clothes. Euphoria is my favorite of all time.

3. Revlon Matte Kohl Eye Liner

Not one for much makeup, I do love this eye pencil. It goes on smooth and makes for a flawless finish.

4. Dr. Bronner’s Liquid All-Natural Soap – Lavender Scent
Shampoo, body wash, soap, and more all in one. All natural and works like magic on everything it touches.

5. M.A.C. Cyber Lipstick #194

This is the perfect dark lipstick. It looks good on just about every chocolate complexion. it has moisturizing Vitamin E, which comes in handy for keeping lips soft.

6. The Body Shop Nut Body Butter

This has got to be one of the best-smelling body butters I’ve come across. The scent is light and soft but the jar is packed with a moisturizing body butter that leaves skin super silky and soft.

8.Lash Stiletto
Long lashes make for good conversation pieces. I give mine a kick with Maybelline’s Lash Stiletto!

9.Essie Nail Polish
Long-lasting and quite colorful, Essie Nail Polish never fails.

10. Fiji Water

Water is great for the skin and Fiji tastes the best.

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Beauty; Chanel Unveils New Makeup Studio at Bloomingdale’s Flagship

November 1, 2009
 Chanel at Bloomingdale’s.

The new Chanel makeup studio opened up shop at the Bloomingdale’s flagship store on 59th Street in NYC. The opening follows a series of other brand counter openings. the 878 square-foot space is larger than some apartments and is Chanel’s largest in the country.

This past Thursday marked the official opening of the Chanel counter and is a great fixture in the store’s high-traffic areas. The black and white space is the fourth Chanel Makeup Studio in the country. The counter doubles as an event space for everything from product presentations, video screenings, and makeup classes.

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Beauty: Bloomingdale’s Beauty Gets a Makeover

October 19, 2009

Bloomingdale’s has unveiled a new concept for its beauty department and given it a much needed makeover. I can honestly say prior to seeing the new model I had yet to make a single purchase from the store’s beauty department. The sections were to spread apart, and were less than visually appealing.

Well now Bloomingdale’s has stepped into the present with a high-tech, innovative concept with open counter space to create circulation. The modern look is as visually appealing as it is functional. Consumers can visit different brands and interact with the products and staff.

At the Shisedo counter, customers can remove a product from its pedestal and see monitors activate with flash product information. The Chanel counter is 878-square-feet with flexible interior space that is adaptable to different activities. The Chanel counter also features a makeup squad ready to give customers different looks and information about products.

The Bobbi Brown counter who has seen the most growth in just two weeks since the new module began has a 548-square-foot space that is inviting and relaxing. Customers can can feel right at home as they try on cosmetics and Bobbi Brown also plans to include an espresso bar in the future.

If you’re a makeup and skincare product fan, Bloomingdale’s beauty department is definitely the place you want to be.

Bobbi Brown
Above: Bumble & Bumble and Jo Malone

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Beauty: Reggie Wells Named International Creative Director at Hissyfit

October 14, 2009

Renowned makeup artist Reggie Wells is once again expanding his resume. He has recently been named the International Creative Director of Australia’s beauty brand Hissyfit Hissyfit, the brainchild of Australia’s Olympic gold medalist Louise Dobson and former magazine editor Sue Smethurst, has come to be known for their unique range of beauty products for the face, body, hands, and lips since its inception last year. It is credited as being a highly technological advanced beauty line that is created with the use of Australia’s finest botanical extracts and cutting edge sunscreen technology. Naming Reggie Wells as Hissyfit’s International Creative Director spans from this cosmetic line’s initiative to breakthrough the U.S. cosmetic market and establish itself as serious contender in the color cosmetics industry.

Wells, who served as Oprah’s make-up artist since 1989, is no novice in the cosmetic industry. During his 35-year career, the Emmy Award-Winning makeup artist has transformed the looks of A-list celebrities including Beyoncé, Halle Berry, Brooke Shields, and Janice Dickinson. His work has been showcased on various celebrities and models on the cover of magazines such as O, Essence, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour and others. He also authored the 1998 book Face Painting.

With this new position, Wells will join the ranks of other prominent African-American beauty directors including famed make-up artiste Pat McGrath. McGrath, whom has created sensational and innovative runway beauty looks for the likes of Dolce & Gabbana and John Galliano since the 1990s, has been the Global Creative-Design Director for Proctor and Gamble since 2004.

By targeting the specialty store market and television shopping networks, Wells will be implementing the blueprint for Hissyfit’s American takeover. His product development agenda for the upcoming years includes a signature lip palette, a complete range of multi-use makeup kits called Hissy Kits, and a foundation line aptly titled Saving Face Foundation, which will cater to African-American, Latina, and Asian skin tones amongst other fragrance and beauty products that will launch in the US market.

The incorporation of Reggie Wells’ concept of beauty infused with Hissyfit’s technological advanced cosmetic line is sure to be a beautifying experience for U.S. consumers alike.

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Beauty: Allure Magazine Names 2009 Best of Beauty Award Winners

October 2, 2009

Allure magazine’s October issue has named the winners of its annual Best of Beauty Awards. The Chocolate Fashion Blog has selected our personal favorites from the list of winners:

Best Makeup Remover

Almay Eye Makeup Remover Pads

Best Natural Wonders

Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Creme

Best Dark Color Lipstick

Dior – Dior Addict Lipcolor in Decadent Plum

Best Cheap Thrills 

Dove Beauty Bar

Best Razor Hair Removal 

Gillette – Venus Embrace Razor

Best Night Mascara 

Maybelline New York – The Colossal Volum Express Washable Mascara

Best Body Wash for Oily Skin
Neutrogena Body Clear Body Wash Pink Grapefruit

View the full list of Allure 2009 Best of Beauty Winners here.

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Beauty: MAC Makes-Up for Fashion Week

September 11, 2009

MAC Cosmetics makeup artists are on the ball for fashion week. MAC products will be used to glamorize models in more than 80 shows. The makeup artists have quite a task on their hands. They will need to create a variety of looks for a variety of shows. Can they handle it? Uhhh yeeeeh. We think so!


Beauty: Essie Perfect Treats

August 28, 2009

Love your nails with Essie’s new Perfect Treats collection of nail treatments. The Perfect Treats kit includes the Protein Base Coat to protect your nails while helping keep your manicure longer, a Mega Mini Nail Color in Hi Maintenance, a sheer, soft pink, and the Super Duper Top Coat, a fast drying, long lasting, glossy formula to protect nails and keep them from chipping.

The Perfect Treats collection is sold for $16.50 at

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