Support the Susan G. Komen for a Cure Foundation with ChapStick

This October, Breast Cancer Awareness month, take the opportunity to do your part to help in the fight against this life threatening disease: ChapStick® will donate $125,000 this year to the Susan G. Komen for a Cure Foundation with proceeds from its ChapStick Pink Pack.

Made of the same ingredients found in ChapStick Moisturizer, the ChapStick Susan G. Komen for the Cure Pink Pack includes three lips balms designed to keep lips looking and feeling soft and healthy with a blend of 10 protective moisturizers, including Aloe and Vitamin E. It even features SPF 15 to protect lips from the sun’s harmful rays.

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WWD: CVS to Roll Out Luxury Beauty Units – Competition for Sephora?

This just in from my Fire Island house friend Willis who works in finance…

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy is talking about a revolution.

The growth-minded drugstore chain has drafted plans to open upscale beauty emporiums — about the size of a Sephora store — filled with previously untouchable department store brands.

To drive home the drugstore chain’s seriousness about tackling prestige beauty, the concept will be called Beauty 360, with no mention of CVS in sight.

The first concept store is slated to open by year’s end in a major East Coast city, Mike Bloom, CVS’ senior vice president of merchandising, told WWD exclusively. Another will open weeks later on the West Coast, he added.

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Lovely Lids: A How-To

Hi, girls!

Long time no SPEAK. So I started a new job this week and although it’s a massive improvement, (I finally have achieved the title of Editor in my paying job) my access to pretty much everything is BLOCKED. So while I didn’t spend a ton of time during the workday on my blog (mostly lunch break posts), it appears now I’ll be able to spend NO time. So bear with me while I figure out a new blogging sched (right now, it’s looking like 10pm-1am – not sure how sustainable that will be). I’ll update you at least once a day, but my posts will likely be posted later.

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Splendid Weekend Reads

From the Splendicity community, comes this week best in beauty, fashion and shopping.

eye4style plans to be $990 poorer this Fall. Find out why here.

Teen Style Lounge wants your opinion on the Menswear Vest trend for women. Is it a Yay or Nay?

The Well-Heeled Society is gifting their twentieth commenting subscriber a pair of My Sensual Almost Elbow-high Leather Gloves, and they get to choose from ten fashionable colors – including purple!

STYLEnosh asks you to weigh in on, “How much is too much to spend on a handbag?”.

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Total Beauty Web Tour

Monique at Beauty Girl Musings discovers it’s what’s on the inside that counts with Elizabeth Grant’s Vitamin C Body Lotion.

Viva Woman tells you how John Masters Organics Vitamin C Anti-Aging Serum & John Masters Organics Mandarin Maximum Moisture help to lighten up some of her pigmentation caused by sun damage.

Beauty’s SPOT figures out that waxing and plucking may be a thing a of the past with the Artemis Woman Personal Groomer.

Don’t forget to enter Girl-Woman-Beauty-Brains-Blog free giveaway from MORE Magazine.

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Weekend Beauty Reads from The Beauty Blog Network

Find out what yummy scented body souffle The Makeup Divas is all excited about.

Losing sleep over your dark circles? Beauty Junkie in SF has found a little tube from Smashbox to help brighten those eyes and make them camera ready.

Roselyn from Makeup Makes Me Happy counts down the 10 most wacky beauty tips, that actually work!. You may just be surprised to see what they are!

Katharine Towne of HBO’s hit show, Tell Me You Love Me reveals her beauty tips **exclusively** to Beauty Banter!

Find out why the Muse is excited about Urban Decay’s New Lipsticks with a detailed review and swatches of four shades!.

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Mary Rambin’s Makeup Stash

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On Tuesday, I met with stylista and Julia Allison partner-in-crime Mary Rambin to learn her fave makeup tips and products. The poor thing was extremely under the weather, but she somehow still managed to look Hitchcock Heroine-esque, despite feeling terrible. That’s impressive.

Mary’s beauty tips:

1. Use a lip brush – it makes a difference. Did you ever notice that Amber Tamblyn’s lipstick in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 is super-dark and not even necessarily the best color for her, but it looks infinitely more chic only because it’s expertly applied with a brush? I thought so.

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PureOlogy Partners with the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition

During September and October, PureOlogy will offer a Limited Edition Break the Silence Volume Booster promotion ($52) includes PureVolume Shampoo, 10.1 Oz. and PureVolume Condition, 8.5 Oz. Also included is their complimentary, tortoise shell style brush with NOCC’s signature teal color bristle pad. The box features information about the signs and symptoms of Ovarian Cancer to educate women about this disease.

Throughout 2008, NOCC and PureOlogy and will host 21 NOCC & PureOlogy’s Walks to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer around the U.S. with a national walk in September during Ovarian Cancer Awareness month taking place in Los Angeles, California. NOCC’s national spokeswoman, Eva LaRue of CSI: Miami, is scheduled to attend the national walk to help increase awareness of the work NOCC and PureOlogy are doing to educate women about the symptoms and risk factors for ovarian cancer.

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