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Whether you’re celebrating Earth Day this year by riding your bike to work, planting a tree, or simply vowing to make more of an effort to help sustain the planet — everyone can participate.

We’ll be celebrating with these eco-friendly, Earth-Day-inspired beauty deals:


Butter London:
Receive a complimentary full size Thames w/ any purchase until 4/25/10.


Go Green with one of Stila’s Earth Day, eco-friendly Shadow Sets for $49.

*Get a free Perfect Work Skin Guardian w/ any skin care order through 4/30.
*Get a full-size cleanser with any $30 order. Today only
*Purchase a perfect world moisturizer before 4/30 and Origins will plant a tree on your behalf


Purchase one of Lisa Hoffman’s sustainable, Limited Edition Perfume Sets and get a free Spa Bath Ampoule Kit.

Shop at one of Fresh’s Earth Day in store celebrations and 10% off the proceeds will be donated to a good cause.
The warm weather has finally arrived, and with it, the search for lighter, fresher scent (our deliciously rich and musky Narciso Rodriguez just isn’t going to cut it during the sweltering months).

Here are four of our top picks for Spring:

ss3.bmp1. Marc Jacobs Splash Biscotti ($68 for 10oz, Sephora)
Notes: Freesia, Bergamot, Orange Blossom, Pistachio Blossom, Vanilla…. though we swear we can smell anise as though we were rubbing freshly baked goods on our skin! This one starts out sweet, and dries down to a deliciously tempting scent that makes you want to keep smelling your arm… or eat it off.

2. Balenciaga ($95 for 1.7 oz, Neiman Marcus)
Notes: Bergamot, Spices, Pepper,V iolet, Carnation, Oakmoss, Cedar, Vetiver, Patchouli, Labdanum. Reminiscent of those childhood lavender splashes mom used to douse you with post-bath… but way more grown up. 3.

3. Marc Jacobs Daisy In The Air ($57 for 1.7 oz, Sephora) Notes: Strawberry, Violet Leaves, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Gardenia, Violet Petals, Jasmine Petals, Musk, Vanilla, White Woods. Original, Black, Silver, Garland…the bottles tend to rotate, but the scent is always the same: amazingly fresh, yet somehow, completely decadent.  

4. CHLOE Eau De Fleurs Lavande  ($135 for 100ml, Bloomingdale’s)
Notes: Lavender, Bergamot, Violet, Tea, Iris, Musk, Vetiver and Ambergris. This is the most interesting scent of the bunch, and is definitely one of those stop-on-the-street “what are you wearing?” scents.

If you’re one of the thousands upon thousands of people making the trek out to the California desert this weekend for Coachella, then please remember to protect your skin! This season is shaping up to be slightly cooler than most (like high 80s vs. high 100s), but you’ll still need to make a conscious effort to stay protected.

Here are a couple SPF-infused ideas:


From left: Kiehl’s Lip Balm SPF 15, $9.50, Murad Age-Proof Suncare Waterproof Sunblock SPF 30, $30, Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral Powder SPF 45, $30  Sephora, Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, $42 Sephora.

Lauren Conrad showed up to her ”Sweet Little Lies” book signing wearing one of our favorite spring 2010 lip trends. Forget red this season, it’s all about pink! OK red is still relevant, but pink lips are hotter this spring, and we couldn’t think of a better way to pretty up our pout.

Get Lauren’s candy-coated look with these five must-have pink lip shades:

1. Benefit Silky Finish Lipstick in ‘My Treat’, $18 Benefit Cosmetics      

2. Tarina Tarantino Gem Gloss in Fuchsia Revolution, $19 Sephora

3. Nars Semi-Matte Lipstick in Funny Face, $24 Nars Cosmetics

4. Nars Lip Gloss in Easy Lover, $24 Sephora
5. MAC Lipstick in Pink Nouveau, $14 Mac Cosmetics

French skincare brand L’Occitane has announced it’s plans to add a  flower-inspired makeup line to it’s range of skin and body care products. Having tried color in the past unsuccessfully, execs have hopes that the collection will draw new customers to the brand, as well as a younger demographic. The line is to change regularly, and will rotate new collections every few months, all based on floral themes.

First up, a peony-inspired makeup collection that will hit stores worldwide within the next month, and will include eye, cheek and face colors, as well as bronzer, lip color and lip gloss.

Laure Masson, L’Occitane’s U.K. Marketing Manager, said: “The peony is a symbol of beauty and femininity in the Mediterranean.” L’Occitane went as far as to consult peony expert Jean-Luc Rivière, to get the theme just right. Each product’s shade is inspired by different varieties of peonies; for example, the line’s Healthy Glow Face Bronzer is inspired by the yellow-hued Mine d’Or peony, and the flower remains a theme throughout the product’s cardboard container, as well as its outer packaging.

The color line comprises 19 items, including lipstick; lip shine; tinted water, which can be used on lips and cheeks; lip balm, and illuminating powder. Makeup brushes and a fragrance, Paeonia, are also part of the collection. The eau de toilette, which includes notes of bergamot, grapefruit, peony, rose petals, sandalwood and white musk, and brushes will remain part of L’Occitane’s lineup permanently.

Prices will range from over $10 for some lip balm to over $40 for a Paeonia perfume.
[Via WWD]

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