Beauty Bits & Bobs

Yay or Nay: Bath and Body Works Fall Halloween Collection 2009

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By now I’m sure you’ve laid peeps on the new Bath and Body Works Fall slash Halloween Collection.  Oh my god how devastatingly disappointing!

Aside from plenty of hand soap (pump that hand soap with swine flu going around we are so going to need it) and a few odd home fragrance items there isn’t a whole lot to get my blood boiling.

I was ever so hopeful for a shower gel or two?  If not at least a round of body sprays in Fall friendly scents?

Nope, nada.

What do you think?

Bath and Body Works Fall Collection a yay or a nay for you?

Big nay for me, hopeful Holiday will tickle me more.

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Pieces of Life: It’s Monday Already Edition?

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Hey guys!

How’s everyone doing today? Is anyone in as much of a weekend coma as I am? I swear I got up this morning and thought it was Sunday…can’t be the weekend is over already? It is? When did that happen?

God, Monday sucks the joy right out of my mundane existence.

What’s up with everyone today? I’ve been swamped as heck at work and trying to do way too many things at one time but that’s what Monday is all about right?

I have a slew of posts to get up for you just need to do a little quickie editing here and there.

Feel free to tell me how your weekend went or how your Monday is going.

I’m a listening!

See you in a few with new posts.

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Beauty News: Prescriptives Calyx Here To Stay

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With the news of Prescriptives closing down many a fan were worried about about where there beloved Prescriptives Calyx would end up. This happens to be a fragrance the Muse recently discovered and loved.

She was ever so delighted to hear that Calyx is alive and well even if Prescriptives won’t be around much longer the much beloved fragrance is here to stay.

“The Prescriptives fragrance Calyx, which is a favorite among consumers, will continue to be distributed through Aramis and Designer Fragrances and sold at the fragrance bar in select fine department stores and online beginning February 1st….”

Ahhh everyone sigh in relief with me….!

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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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