“Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.” -Kahlil Gibran
Yves Saint Laurent delivered a beautiful fragrance bundle to our counters just only days ago. February 25th, 2008 marked the moment Elle first graced us with her perfected perfumed presence. Elle was wonderfully created by Olivier Crep and Jacques Cavallier and is a fragrance that truly celebrates a woman and all her many facets. It’s quirky, dramatic, stylish, charismatic, somewhat subdued, amorous and wildly feminine, while demonstrating a flair of contemporary chic with a touch of bohemian.
“Elle is a composition of pure lines built on a captivating accord of patchouli and Bourbon vetiver essences. This bonding of powerful, authentic woody notes makes the skin incandescent. It is tamed with a fresh, colorful, infinitely feminine opening. Citron lends the fragrance its incomparable luminosity. A hint of lychee adds a touch of sass and peony gives it delicacy and sweetness. Blended with a freesia heart note, pink berries create a sublime fusion of contrasts. Taken to the extreme, they create an exciting, surprising effect, spicing the harmony and giving it rhythm of perpetual motion.”
Elle, by Yves Saint Laurent, is on counter now in 50 ml, 90 ml sizes as well as available in a body lotion for your perfumed pleasure. Enjoy!
“The human soul needs actual beauty more than bread.” -DH Lawrence
No matter how hard I try, I just can’t seem to pass up a bit of M.A.C. Alchemical magic. The makeup trend seen in many of the Milan S/S 08 shows were, once again, the stuff that dreams are made of. As pictured, the makeup designed for the Salvatore Ferragamo show by M.A.C. was all about the Flesh Metal, juxtaposed by a sheer cheek and seashell shades on the skin and lip. Although M.A.C Gorgeous Gold was the heroine of the Show, this delightful beauty is alluringly devastating with an incandescent eye courtesy of Goldmine eyeshadow and a faint trace of white eyeliner to the waterlines. It’s as simple and universally divine as that!
*Image courtesy of M.A.C. and may not be reproduced without permission.
Since we all know that a bit of light hearted goss never goes astray, I just thought I’d give you the heads up regarding a bit of the big changes going on behind the scenes with Beauty Marked!. The Beauty Marked! Team has been working hard to bring you a new and improved and uber tjuzed up Beauty Marked! Site. The Get Even More Gorgeous With Beauty Marked! Blog and the Beauty Marked! Online Beauty Magazine will be merged and loads of crazy cool features will be added. Fingers crossed this bigger than Ben-Hur project should be finished by April 08.
Without giving too much away there will be additional extras like online beauty seminars to further enhance the ongoing beauty and grooming seminars that Beauty Marked! leads around the country. There will be greater search-ability of the Site for more effective use of the wealth of information contained across the Site and subscriber only areas just for starters. Thank heavens much of the drilling, sawing, and hammering will go on offline, so not too much should be disrupted with the existing Beauty Marked! resources, which is great, well…until we go live that is. Wish us luck that the work continues to go smoothly and that there won’t be any big breaks in your Beauty Marked! reading pleasure. It’s all so very exciting! Gosh, you have no idea how hard it is to not let this great big beautiful cat out of the bag. So, until then, my lovelies, keep shinning brightly and know it won’t be too long before all is radiantly revealed. *doing the silly-crazy-little-kid-excited dance*
I adore inspirational beauty quotations, this we know, but few move me as tremendously as the Marianne Williamson quotation posted yesterday. Not only do I adore this visionary quotation, but feel it more like a personal and professional credo. If ever there were words to live by, these would be they…absolutely!
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” -Marianne Williamson