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Tarina Tarantino Beauty Returns & Relaunches Online

Tarina Tarantino Beauty

I got an email from Tarina last night and guess what? Good news! Tarina Tarantino Beauty relaunches online at tarinatarantino.com next week (February 7th).

As you know Tarina Tarantino Beauty was originally offered at Sephora but with great joy I bring news of its return today.

Many of the original and beautiful products will be available as well as exciting new products that are in the worls!

Tarina included a small note with her e-mail addressing the new launch, take a look!

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MAC Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator Now Permanent

MAC Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator


MAC Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
is now part of the permanent MAC Collection.

Thank GOD!

I’m a HUGE fan of Volcanic Ash so this is the best news ever!

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Pantone Color of the Year 2013: Emerald

Pantone Color of the Year 2013

And the Pantone Color of the Year for 2013 is…drum roll…Emerald! Last night Pantone announced that the color of the year would be Emerald so expect Spring and Summer 2013 Makeup Collections to let loose da GREEN!

I was more excited about last year’s tangerine shade to be honest…emerald I’m a little meh on.

Pantone calls it “Lively. Radiant. Lush….A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well being, balance, and harmony.”

What do you think?

Sephora still has an ongoing contract with Pantone so I imagine we’ll see a gorgeous collection featuring this shade for either Spring 2013 or Summer 2013.

Do you love the color?

Embrace it for your makeup looks?

Do share!

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L’Oreal Buys Urban Decay Cosmetics

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette

L’Oreal announced on their site today they signed an agreement to acquire Urban Decay

“Urban Decay will beautifully complement L’Oréal Luxe’s portfolio of iconic brands. It is the make-up specialist we needed to fully satisfy young women in search of playful colors and inspiration in selective distribution, at an accessible price point. It is totally additional to our existing propositions and as such it will contribute significantly to the growth of the Division in the years to come,” said Nicolas Hieronimus, President L’Oréal Luxe.

“L’Oréal’s strong innovation capabilities and presence in every channel of distribution will enable Urban Decay to reach its full potential in the marketplace,” added Tim Warner, General Manager, Urban Decay. “Together, we have great ambitions for the future.”

The closing is subject to regulatory approval which is expected by the end of the year.

L’Oreal represents a rather large portfolio of brands some of which test on animals so the future of Urban Decay’s Animal Testing Policy is in question. But I imagine that Urban Decay wouldn’t go into this decision without taking all of this into consideration so I do believe you probably won’t have to worry about their animal testing policy.

Update: Urban Decay has officially announced they will remain a cruelty free brand even after L’Oreal becomes their parent company.

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Tarte Swatch Station

Here’s a rather fun idea from Tarte, a Swatch Station! Tarte’s swatched their entire Holiday 2012 Collection, videoed it, and slapped it up on youTube for your reference.

I dunno how old you are but the videos kinda reminded me of Braingames which used to be on HBO many years ago. I had visions of Safari Solitaire as they were swatching.

I’ve become the type of person that can’t really watch my favorite guru videos as I really want them to get to the point. And sometimes it turns into a life story rather than a review. Since I’m so crazy busy I sometimes can’t sit through a 10-15 minute review to get to swatches so these videos are kinda awesome. Festive music, quick view of the product, and swatches. Boom! Done in under a minute.

Thanks Tarte!

I likey!

Hopefully they’ll continue with the Swatch Station for the new seasonal releases ahead. It could prove very helpful!

Thoughts?

Do you like the idea of a swatch video?

Prefer seeing photos?

Do share!

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