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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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Backstage with Sally Hansen at Tracy Reese and All Lacquered Up

As you know the Muse doesn’t cover much in the way of  nails over here but she was quite excited to see her good mate Michelle from All Lacquered Up featured in the Backstage with Sally Hansen video.  The video features nail trends during Fashion Week 2009 and has a great recap of the show with interviews from Tracy Reese, Gabrielle Union, Michelle from All Lacquered Up.  Michelle is looking lovely and all in the know with the trends she spotted this season, you’d think by now the Muse would have picked up a thing or two about good nails from her….oye, I need to work on these poor nails.

You can read more about the backstage show and the trendy nails at the show by visiting www.alllacqueredup.com

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WANT IT: Philosophy Hope Springs Eternal Facial Mist

Dear Philosophy,

Your new facial mist shall be mine.

k, thanks.

See ya soon!

-the Muse

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Philosophy Hope Springs Eternal Facial Mist is hydrating miss that replenishes skin’s natural moisture level with a fresh, invigorating scent. This is formulated with 250 minerals that topically feed skin nutrients for a healthy glow.

The Muse wants to feel the glow. It’s $20 for a 5oz size which is cheaper than Shu’s Facial Mist so I’m on it plus I like the promise of an invigorating scent…wonder what that’s all about?

Yes, you shall be mine Philosophy Hope Springs Eternal Facial Mist!

Wants it!

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Drugstore Drive-By: Sept. 20th to Sept. 26th

Drugstore Driveby

Hey chickies!

Here’s your guide to what’s happening in the sale department at your fav drugstores next week!

Jump for it!

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Smashbox Reign Collection Price Cut

Whoa dudes. The Smashbox Reign Collection is on sale at Sephora already. It’s not really a sale I guess but it is a price cut. Pretty incredible considering that we are just now stepping into Fall.

I do so admit I was smitten with this collection but did feel like it was a teeny tiny bit expensive upon first release so maybe this could prove a good thing especially if you’ve wanted to haul but felt a little fear at those prices.

Here’s the deets.

Smashbox Reign Collection 3

Smashbox Reign Collection 2

Smashbox Reign Collection 1

Smashbox Reign Collection 4

Visit Sephora to score these deals.

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