JT to Bring Sexy Back to Givenchy Men’s Fragrance

Parfums Givenchy recently announced its collaboration with Justin Timberlake for the launch of its new men’s fragrance.

“Beyond his huge celebrity appeal, we have chosen Justin Timberlake because he is a world recognized trendsetter who redefines modern elegance,” says Alain Lorenzo, President and CEO of Parfums Givenchy.

The complete project will be unveiled to the press in June 2008 and will be launched in two stages, beginning in the Fall of 2008, with a worldwide roll out across 2009.

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Darphin.com Offer: Samples and FREE SHIPPING

Now through March 8th on Darphin.com, you are eligible for free samples and free shipping.

Click here and follow these 4 easy steps…

* Step 1: Place an order for your favorite Darphin products (offer valid on purchases of $75 or more on Darphin.com).
* Step 2: Simply enter BEAUTYBLOG at checkout.
* Step 3: Receive samples of 8 Flower Nectar and Hydraskin Light.
* Step 4: Your order will be processed with FREE standard shipping.

MAC Fafi Collection

I know, I’m like THE last beauty blogger to discuss the fabulosity that is Fafi’s new collection for MAC Cosmetics. Fafi is a French graffiti artist whose drawings have a bit of Asian flavor resulting from time she spent in Japan and Hong Kong. She’s collaborated with MAC to design a to-die collection of eye, cheek and lipcolors, all adorned with packaging she designed.

My fave piece in the collection is the eyeshadow quad that includes limited edition shades of Howzat and Hey, together with Pink Venus and Vanilla. All four are gorge and utterly wearable. The front of the compact is adorned with three adorable Fafinettes.

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Makeup of a Renaissance Woman

Hi, dolls.

I’m taking a break from my Renaissance-themed flu I’m undergoing. Have you ever had a theme sickness? I only feel like I can LIVE if I’m either watching The Tudors (the dude who plays Charles Brandon is supercute) or reading The Other Boleyn Girl, which is fantastic. I’m about halfway through, it’s a quick read.

Anywho, Renaissance women, I’ve realized, wear minimal eye makeup, and focus more on blush. They’re usually very pale (yay!) and wear either a tiny bit of liner and some mascara or just some pale shadow with mascara. To channel Lady Mary Boleyn, I suggest using Nars Eyeshadow Duo in Alhambra, $32. The compact houses two medium gold shades, one more pinky, one more beigey.

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Total Beauty is Giving Away a Trip to NYC!

TotalBeauty.com giving away a luxurious trip to NYC for three — bring your two best friends and you’ll all get makeovers courtesy of TotalBeauty.com, plus $1,000 in beauty products. You get one contest entry for every three beauty product reviews you write at TotalBeauty.com… The more you review, the more entries you get. No need to fill out any forms — they enter you automatically.

Click here for more info. Good luck!

I’m still home sick! Haven’t been to the doctor yet, but I thank you all for your recs! I’m seeing if it’s the flu that everyone and their grandmother seems to have because if so, it’s a virus and there’s nothing a doctor can do. But if I’m still feeling crappy tomorrow, I’m going to try to get myself some meds.

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Bond Girl Bronze

So working, freelancing, writing this blog and trying to have a life in between leaves me little time to self-tan. This Thursday, my skin was virtually the same exact color as Colin Craven‘s of The Secret Garden. My friend Julia recommended Guerlain’s Terracotta Sunless Tinted Self-Tanning Gel and I so took her advice. She’s usually right when it comes to beauty. She’s French. I’m now feeling a little less bond girl (a girl who works for a bond rating agency) and a little more Bond Girl.

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Coming Soon: Bond No.9’s Andy Warhol Union Square

Bond No. 9’s latest neighborhood fragrance: Andy Warhol Union Square, is named after my fave NYC neighborhood. The fragrance is the second in Bond’s Warhol series, made in collaboration with The Warhol Foundation.

The launch date is March 1st, because after all: “My favorite smell is the first smell of spring in New York,” Warhol once said. I totes agree, Andy. And is the bottle not phenom gorge?

It’s a big, fresh, seductive green floral with equally major inspiration: Warhol’s Flowers silk-screens and Union Square itself, the second location of Warhol’s Factory (and the place where he created his Flowers).

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And Now for a Book Meme

I’ve been tagged by Shopalicious! to do a book meme!

The rules are:
a) Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more.
b) Find page 123.
c) Find the first 5 sentences and read them.
d) Post the next 3 sentences.

The closest book at hand is the one I’m currently reading, The Other Boleyn Girl, by Philippa Gregory.

At once she twisted it behind my back and held me so that I could move neither forward nor backward but only cry out in pain. “Anne! Don’t! You’re really hurting!” “Well hear this,” she hissed in my ear. “Hear this, Mary. I am playing my own game and I don’t want you interrupting. Nobody will know anything until I am ready to tell them, and then they will know everything too late.”

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Purple for Prince Products on President’s Day

Have I mentioned my infatuation with Prince? I decided we need a round up of my favorite purple and purple-packaged products for no other reason than the fact that I adore him. So does Colbert:

Here’s the list in no particular order:

Lancome $58 Reenergie Microlift Eye Cream defies gravity to moisturize while working to stop eye bag droop.

Bain de Terre, $16 Botanicals White Lotus Reparative Reconstructer made my hair shiny, swingy, and smooth. And people NOTICED.

Got2b Styltini After Hours 24 Hours Laminating Shine Hairspray,$6 is a non-drying styleholder that imparts shine as well.

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Weekend Beauty Reads from The Beauty Blog Network

Canadian Beauty gives you her thoughts on Clinique’s Blended Face Powder.

EyeshadowCult.com’s Angie shares her guide to clear & healthy skin, because real beauty starts with beautiful skin!

15 Minute Beauty Fanatic uses her Cover Girl Outlast Lipcolor as a stain, and loves it!

Savvy Skin tells you how to Save Money While Looking Fabulous.

SugarShock finds a magical cure for winter-pasty skin: Per-fekt Body Perfection Gel.

Temptalia visits the Kryolan store and factory for some science-behind-the-beauty scenes, plus she learns all about the brand and its products!

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