It’s almost Christmas! Things have been a little busy in the beauty world, at least here in NYC: Ulta announced it is opening its first ever Manhattan location, and L’Occitane announced the opening of its new flagship in the Flatiron District. And Marcia Kilgore does it again with Beauty Pie, a buyers’ club catering to beauty junkies, while Unilever bought out Jennifer Aniston and the other owners of Living Proof. Here are this week’s Fabulous Links!
Ulta is coming to Manhattan’s tres chic Upper East Side next fall! (WWD)
L’Occitane’s new flagship store features a Smart Beauty Fitting Room, where you can browse and sample products suggested by a digital platform. Very hi-tech! (FashionNetwork.com)
Beauty Pie is the latest brain child of Marcia Gilgore, who brought you Bliss and Soap & Glory. it’s like a Costco for beauty and skincare. For a monthly membership fee, you can buy high-quality cosmetics at no-mark-up factory prices. It’s no-mark-up makeup! (Popsugar)
Unilever, parent company to brands such as Dove, Caress, and Pond’s, bought out Jennifer Aniston and her team at Living Proof. I’m curious about where the consumer products giant will take the brand. (WWD)
This week on the blog, I pulled together a gift guide for the guys on your list. And still looking for gift ideas? My gift guide for her and stocking stuffer guide are here to help!
This month, I’m taking the 25 Days of Christmas Photo a Day Challenge on Instagram, courtesy of blogger and shutterbug extraordinaire LaShawn Wiltz of Everyday Eyecandy. I’ll be posting pics daily inspired by Christmas- and holiday-themed prompts, using the hashtag #eyecandyholidaychallenge.
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BTW, here is a video of my fave holiday song, “All I Want for Christmas is You,” by Vince Vance and His Valiants, with Lisa Layne. Enjoy!