These are rad : Color Volume 1 & 2 Limited Edition Polish by StrangeBeautiful

  
How gorgeous are these nail polishes? I have never been a huge polish fiend, but lately I feel myself strangely drawn to nearly every bottle I see. However, these super SUPER limited editions ( as I write this there's only 10 sets of color volume 1 available at Luckyscent.com) totally caught my eye, despite their hefty price tag of $79 for each set  of 8 (in fact I think that might even make them that much more appealing). Here's the scoop according to luckyscent.com:



Volume 1 was inspired by the vibrant red Valentine typewriter designed by ETTORE SOTTSASS and his work with the MEMPHIS group of designers, who rejected the rules of “good taste” and functionalism, and regarded design as fashion, with outrageous style appearing for a season and quickly disappearing. Willful and provocative, the StrangeBeautiful library of color will change each season so grab it while you can. 


Volume 2, the limited edition collection launched for Spring 2009, takes inspiration from a variety of objects: The dull red color of a lobster shell; the dark dense saturated black purple inspired by the venerable J. Herbin ink company founded in1670; the slate blue color of a uniform in an 1846 Currier print; an interesting color palette of camouflage called Tan and Water; Oscar Wilde; the exuberant colors of the Federalist period. These inspirations are what came to mind when creating StrangeBeautiful’s richly perverse color saturated Volume 2.



StrangeBeautiful is also 3-free: no Formaldehyde, Toluene, or DBP!
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Three Custom Color Specialists: FREE SAMPLES!

If you're unfamiliar with the brand Three Custom Color Specialists, now is a great time to try out some of their products.  They are offerring 3 FREE samples of their GENIUS Créme Concealer/Foundation with any purchase!! According to the web site:



"This versatile formula is appropriate for all skin types and is designed to provide the most effective coverage for redness and dark circles. Use in isolated areas with our Concealer brush or your fingers. For full coverage all over the face, use with a dry sponge. For sheer coverage, use a wet sponge or blend with moisturizer."


Three Custom Color Specialists is probably most known for custom color creations (obviously) and awesome ability to replicate your favorite discontinued shades for eyes, lips, skin, cheeks, and more! Just sent them a sample (if you have any left) or search through their extensive archives by brand and shade name, and in a short time you'll have that just-right mauve that you totally adored circa 1986!

Other products worth trying out:




"Simply Beautiful is slightly darker than the natural color of the lips and has hints of Gold and Silver shimmer. Available in a Full-coverage creamy Lipstick, a Sheer Lipstick for a softer and more shimmery look and a shiny Lip Gloss."




"As makeup artists, we believe that a perfectly manicured brow can change the face's entire appearance. It can mean the difference between looking put-together or, well, NOT. Our Brow Gel holds brows in place all day without ever flaking or feeling stiff. 
-For full brows that just need taming, try the Clear Brow Gel. 
-The Tinted Brow Gels are great for taming and adding a little volume to the brows, as well as subtly changing the brow color to match your hair (great for those of you who color your hair). Also great for covering grey brow hairs!"

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Marc Jacobs Splash: Summer 2009


A follow up to last summer's "Sorbet" scents, Marc Jacobs Summer Splashes take on a truly refreshing twist for 2009. Available in Limited Edition, the scents are intended to capture the carefree, laid back vibe that only summer can provide. 


"MARC JACOBS LEMON CAPTURES A SLICE OF SUMMER WITH THE FRESH, BRIGHT SCENT OF SUN-DRENCHED CITRUS. DELICIOUSLY VIBRANT AND SOPHISTICATED. CREATED BY PERFUMER STEPHEN NILSEN OF GIVAUDAN, THIS CITRUS FRAGRANCE INVIGORATES WITH AN ENERGIZING BLEND OF BUCCHU LEAF, CRUSHED MINT LEAVES, VERBENA AND PETITGRAIN CITRONNIER ORPUR. AT THE HEART OF THE FRAGRANCE IS ICED ITALIAN LEMON ORPUR, THE PUREST FORM OF OIL HAND-PRESSED FROM FRAGRANT ITALIAN LEMON. THIS CRISP CITRUS NOTE MINGLES WITH MANDARIN AND HONEYSUCKLE TO CREATE A HEART OF SWEET RADIANCE. COTTON MUSK, WHITE VETIVER AND SPRINGWATER AMBER ROUND OUT THE BALANCE OF NOTES WITH SMOOTH SENSUALITY.

PRODUCED BY IFF’S LAURENT LEGUERNEC, MARC JACOBS RAIN OPENS WITH THE SWEETNESS OF WET CUT GRASS AND SPARKLING TOP NOTES OF WILD STRAWBERRY, CLEMENTINE ZEST AND DEWY CYPRESS. THE HEART IS A SOOTHING BLEND OF TROPICAL RAIN ACCORD, PASSION FLOWER, SUNSHINE FLOWER AND REFRESHING WHITE ORCHID. THE DRY DOWN IS COMPOSED OF EARTHY, WOODY NOTES OF BEECH AMBER, TREE MOSS, MUSK AND TEAKWOOD.

MARC JACOBS CUCUMBER OFFERS A DELECTABLE SUMMER TREAT WITH THE CRISP COOL SCENT OF CUCUMBER. CLEAN AND REFRESHING, CUCUMBER HAS A DELICIOUS LIGHTNESS THAT IS SOOTHING AND BREEZY. THE SCENT IS CRISP, GREEN AND FRESH. DEVELOPED BY PERFUMER VERA VANORE OF ROBERTET, THE FRAGRANCE OPENS WITH TOP NOTES OF WATERY CUCUMBER, FRAGRANT LOTUS LEAF AND CACTUS FLOWER, ENHANCED WITH A FLORAL HEART OF LINDEN BLOSSOM, BLUE TIGER LILY AND DUTCH FREESIA. THE DRY DOWN OF FROSTED MUSK AND BLONDE WOODS LINGERS WITH A SOFT, SENSUOUS AIR."

I highly suggest going out and grabbing these scents NOW, while supplies last. $68 each for a large 10 oz bottle.
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