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Ulta Beauty to support breast cancer research with its ‘Cut-A-Thon’ event

BY Antoinette Alexander

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. — Throughout the month of October, Ulta Beauty is supporting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation with fundraising initiatives.  

As part of its efforts, customers can once again participate in the largest event of its kind — The Salon at Ulta Beauty’s Cut-A-Thon. There is a salon in each of Ulta Beauty’s 609 stores across the country and more than 2,000 Ulta Salon stylists will participate.

Taking place on Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Cut-A-Thon offers a cut, shampoo and style by Ulta Beauty’s professionally trained stylists for a minimum suggested donation of $10. One hundred percent of the donations benefit BCRF. In 2012, Ulta Beauty stylists performed more than 23,000 haircuts during the Cut-A-Thon, and they are aiming to beat that record this year.

All haircuts at The Salon at Ulta Beauty are styled with Redken and CHI professional products.

Since 2008, Ulta Beauty has been encouraging customers and employees to support research related to the causes, treatment, prevention and cure for breast cancer through exclusive product offerings, the Donate with a Kiss campaign and The Salon at Ulta Beauty Cut-A-Thon. In 2012, Ulta Beauty raised more than $2 million to benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

 

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New Disney Villains beauty collection available exclusively at Walgreens

BY Antoinette Alexander

GLENDALE, Calif. — Beauty mavens can be wickedly beautiful this Halloween with the new Disney Villains collection now available at Walgreens stores nationwide.

The collection embodies beloved characteristics of the Disney villains: Cruella De Vil, Evil Queen, Maleficent and Ursula. From beauty look books, nail polish and nail art to hair accessories, eyelashes and cosmetic bags, the collection will help beauty mavens create effortless looks for any time of day.

To celebrate the launch of the Disney Villains collection, Walgreens will host beauty makeover events in three major cities:

  • New York on Oct. 18, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1471 Broadway
  • Chicago on Oct. 22, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 151 N. State St.
  • Los Angeles on Oct. 25, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 1501 Vine St.

Each e.l.f Cosmetics Disney Villains Look Book ($9.99) features one eyelid primer, six eye shadows, one brightening eyeliner, one liquid liner, one mascara, one lip color and one eye shadow brush.

The Cruella De Vil look book embraces the wretched heiress’ style with a neutral palette of eye shadow shades including Maniac, Puppy Love, Fur, Cruelty, Eccentric and Stolen.

To add a touch of bold and bright shades, the Ursula look book provides a vibrant palette of colors, including Coral, Sea Witch, Shell, Kiss the Girl, Triton and Bewitched.

For the fairest look of all, the Evil Queen look book eye shadow shades include Huntsman, Jealousy, Majesty, Witch, Vanity and Dark Magic. Makeup lovers can also cast a spell using the smoky-toned shades from the Maleficent look book, including Flora, Fauna, Spell, Deep Sleep, Thorns and Raven Black.

Wicked Lashes
Complete an eye makeover with the Disney Villains collection of Ardell lashes ($7.99). Each set comes with three lash styles, lash adhesive and step-by-step tutorials.

Mischievous Manicures
Top off a sinister look by using e.l.f cosmetics Disney Villains 12-piece nail polish cube ($9.99) or Kiss Pro Nail Art Kits. The 12-piece nail cube features four polish trios, including Cruella De Vil: Nude, Smokin Hot and Smoky Brown; Evil Queen: Pot of Gold, Cranberry and Thunderstorm; Maleficent: Bubble Gum Pink, Mod Mauve and Gina Girl; and Ursula: Coral Dream, Mint Cream and Sea Escape.

For a custom-designed manicure, the Kiss Pro Nail Art ($9.99) offers jewels and decorative stickers to create a one-of-a-kind look.

Beauty Bags
Soho Beauty cosmetic bags ($10) put a modern twist on Disney’s divas. The collection includes a “weekender” bag, a round train case, a clutch and a two-piece clutch set perfect to store beauty essentials.

Hot Hair Accessories
Complete a villainous look by incorporating charmed ponytailers ($7.99): Cruella De Vil-themed spotted prints add fashionable flare; Maleficent-themed charms are a great look for fall; seductive reds and marvelous metallics channel the Evil Queen; and Ursula’s passionate colors can glamorize any outfit.

 

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Nest Fragrances launches collection at Sephora

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — Nest Fragrances has announced the launch of the Nest Fine Fragrances Collection at Sephora.

The collection of five fragrances will be available for purchase starting this week in 160 Sephora stores across the United States and on Sephora.com. Based on the original Nest Fine Fragrances Collection that debuted in the fall of 2012, which was inspired by the botanical artworks of 18th Century British artist Mary Delany, the new collection was designed and developed exclusively for Sephora.

 “We are so thrilled that Sephora asked us to develop a Fine Fragrances collection tailored exclusively for their client, and we are very pleased with the final result,” said Laura Slatkin, Founder and CEO of Nest Fragrances. “We have worked extremely hard over the past year to perfect this remarkable collection of exquisitely designed fine fragrances, and we are tremendously excited to now share it with Sephora’s vast community of discerning beauty clients.”

“Fragrance is a beautiful and very personal exploration, of which Laura and her team has worked extensively to deliver a gorgeous fragrance experience for our clients,” said Margarita Arriagada, chief merchant for Sephora. “We are delighted to welcome this wonderful collection of Nest Fine Fragrances to our scent family.”

With Delany’s extensive library of botanical artworks serving as her inspiration, Slatkin worked with longtime collaborator Alexander Solodukho, a Russian-born artist, to perfect the original botanical artwork that adorns the Nest Fine Fragrances Collection’s packaging. Nest Fine Fragrances is a collection featuring three existing fragrances, Amazon Lily, Midnight Fleur and Passiflora, and two new Sephora-exclusive fragrances, Dahlia & Vines and White Sandalwood.

Each fragrance is available for purchase in a specially designed 1.7 Eau De Parfum Spray flacon for $65, and an Eau De Parfum Roller Ball for $25. All five Eau De Parfums are also available for purchase together in a coffret set that retails for $38, with each fragrance contained in a mini flacon, and a hand cream set, which also retails for $38.

 

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