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Estee Lauder Closes Prescriptives

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“In a long-anticipated move, the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. said Thursday it will shut down wholesale distribution of its 30-year-old Prescriptives brand by Jan. 31. Products will continue to be available through the brand’s Web site for consumers needing replenishment, until supplies run out.

“A core component of the Estée Lauder Companies’ corporate strategy is to evaluate, and where possible, turn around underperforming brands with the goal of improving return on investment. After a thorough analysis of the Prescriptives brand, management concluded that the brand’s long-term business model is no longer viable given the current market environment. We believe that the difficult decision relating to Prescriptives will allow us to redirect our resources to key strategic imperatives where we see the highest growth potential,” said Freda.

Whoa….just whoa….

This is unbelievable news.   I realize Prescriptives doesn’t have as big a cult following as many other brands but it’s surreal that they are going to close it down completely.

I guess we could have seen this coming since Prescriptives pulled out of Asia not too long ago when it was doing fairly well abroad.   Quite an interesting development and honestly even after shutting down Asian counters I really couldn’t foresee this.

I’m quite upset as I really do love the brand as they have some fun LE released.

R.I.P Prescriptives.

We all love you.

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Beauty News: Jill Stuart Hits US Shores Buy Jill Stuart in the US

Here it is folks, the moment you’ve all been waiting for.  News on Jill Stuart Cosmetics!

A year or so ago the rumor of Jill Stuart Cosmetics was afloat during Fashion Week and how the flagship store located in New York would begin carrying the line.  This morning I read online that indeed Jill Stuart Cosmetics is available within the US at the Jill Stuart Store located in Manhattan.

Gasp.

Incredible right?

I called straight away as I don’t have time to wander over there today and here are the deets.

If you live in New York you can head to 100 Greene Street and touch, pet, and haul till your little heart beats right out of your chest.  If you live somewhere else in the US you can order from the store by calling them at (212) 343-2300 and paying a flat rate ground fee of around $15 to have them ship some yummie goodies your way.

I asked after a few of the prices and they are pretty reasonably priced and almost what you’d paid within Japan even a little bit less in some cases.  This is the color cosmetic line only that they carry and from what the sales girl told me it’s a limited amount of items but none the less it’s still Jill Stuart right?

Here’s the break down of a few prices:

Jill Stuart Eye Palettes $48
Jill Stuart Jelly Eye Creams $24
Jill Stuart Glosses $30

I only got a few prices as I’m sure the rep was busy at her job. I’ll head over there next chance I get to snag some photos and let you know further details. Fact of the matter is that Jill Stuart Cosmetics within the US is striking news for this sunny Fall afternoon. I’m hopeful this means it’ll branch out to high end counters at Nordies, Saks, and Neimen’s soon! I imagine it all depends on how the line does in the store itself.

Excited?

Go haul!

Don’t forget to check out my slew of Jill Stuart Reviews located here on Musings before making your purchases.

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Beauty News: L’Oreal Telescopic Explosion Mascara Available Within the US

Hey Chicas!

I reviewed L’Oreal Telescopic Explosion Mascara for you several weeks ago. At the time I had to go as far as Sweden to snag myself one as it wasn’t yet available within the US. Here’s the beauty news of the day, you can now grab it up for yourself at your local drugstore as it’s hit US shores.

I wasn’t too keen on this but I must admit it’s a rather good deal if you’re not wanting to dish out for Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes Mascara.

Check out my L’Oreal Telescopic Explosion Mascara Review.

Have you hauled this yet?

Loves it?

Leaves it?

Tell the Muse!

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Beauty News: ASOS $6 Flat Rate Shipping Deal

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The Muse shops ASOS way too much for her good health. This UK shop carries a variety of beauty brands not available in the US such as B Never (recent addition), Bourjois Paris, Lord and Berry, and many more!

Normal shipping costs from the site to the US is pretty high but the good news is now they have a flat rate shipping deal for $6 bucks to the US! w00t! Best news ever! I couldn’t be happier as I now I can stop asking friends in the UK to haul me goods from Bourjois Paris and the likes and just order them myself from the site for an extremely low airmail cost.

This will be ideal for any of you lemming the new Bourjois Paris Smoky Eye Palettes as you can easily score them with the shipping deal.

Yay!

Do you shop ASOS?

Tell the Muse!

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Beauty News: Bourjois Paris Launches Makeup Removers and Cleansers

The Irish Beauty Blog girls have the scoop on the new Bourjois Launch Makeup Removers and Cleansers that release this Fall in the UK. Gawd, I hate that we don’t get any of the good stuff here!

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Here’s the deets:
Bourjois Paris Fresh Cleansing Milk (suitable for dry)
Bourjois Paris Vitamin Enriched Toner
Bourjois Paris Express Eye Makeup Remover (two-phase formula to remove all types of eye makeup)
Bourjois Paris Foaming Cleansing Cream (suitable for dry)
Bourjois Paris Express Cleansing Wipes

The Muse thinks she needs it all. I guess I’ll have to be hunting down a clever Brit to snag me some of the goods upon release.

Now if we could only tempt Bourjois back to US waters…..

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