More Black Friday and Cyber Monday Beauty Deals to Enjoy

Here are some more great holiday deals some of our favorite luxury beauty brands, Leonor Greyl, Votre Vu, Antonym Cosmetics, and Sassy Lips. There is still plenty of time to take advantage of these Black Friday, and of course, Cyber Monday is around the corner, so the savings continue. Here’s your chance to save on these international brands’ most revered beauty products, we promise you won’t be disappointed with these great products, and their incredible Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounted prices.

From amazing haircare products,  indulgent skincare must-haves, certified organic makeup, and standout lipsticks, you will definitely want to take advantage of these Black Friday and Cyber Monday beauty deals.


Starting Thursday, November 23rd to Wednesday, November 29th you can get 25% off all Votre Vu products and when you spend over $100 you will receive 30% off the offerings from this great French beauty brand. What’s more, you will enjoy free shipping on everything you purchase.


Starting Friday, November 24th to Tuesday, November 28th when you buy two Make the Moment Flower Lipsticks from Sassy Lips, the chicest lipsticks you’ve ever seen, you will receive 2 FREE matte Keep em Guessing Lipsticks and FREE shipping.


Starting from now until Monday, November 27th Midnight with any purchase over $149.00 you will receive a FREE Hair for the Holidays Styling Kit from Leonor Greyl, valued at $200.00. This amazing kit includes Eclat Naturel, Natural bristle brush, Golden hair barrette, Detangling comb, Classic nubuck clutch, Samples of shampooing Reviviscence & Masque Quintessence! In addition, on Cyber Monday, Leonor Greyl will be offering their Crème de Soin a l’Amarante at 50% off.


Starting Friday, November 24th to Monday, November 27th midnight you will receive 30% off any Antonym Cosmetics products, plus you will enjoy FREE shipping on all this organic cosmetics brand famed offerings.

Are you taking advantage of any Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals? Could you benefit from these beauty deals?

We Speak Beauty: Bienvenue à la Beauté Française

As the title says, Bienvenue à la beauté française, which means “welcome to French beauty”. We’re about to take you on a journey to the latest new beauty products from some of our favorite international brands, many of them french. Get ready to drool over the latest from Orlane Paris, Talika Paris, Votre Vu, and Juara Skincare. If you are ready ladies, we say again, Bienvenue à la beauté française.


The Orlane Paris Powder Multi-Soleil is a multi-toned bronzer with an absolute matte finish. It unifies and enhances the brightness of the skin with its four complementary colors included in the same compact. Get ready for a healthy glow, customizable and ultra-luminous for all complexions. Enriched with Hyaluronic acid and vitamins (A, C, and E), it brightens the face without dehydrating the skin. Paraben-Free, it preserves the most sensitive skins.

The Orlane Paris Bronzing Pressed Powder is an opaque and velvety pressed powder that illuminates the face all year long. The single dose of natural pigments enhances radiance without overbearing. It’s anti-dehydrating formula softens and illuminates the skin for a revealing and resplendent effect. Available in an iconic “galet bleu” compact, Orlane offers 2 additional shades in purse size. Adorned with our seal, it easily fits in all bags.

The Creme Royale Cleansing Cream, $150.00, for Face & Eyes is the first step in ensuring the skin enjoys all the benefits of Royal Jelly and 24-Karat Gold. It is a soft cream for the face and eyes that transform into a silky oil to bring a sensory dimension to your cleansing and makeup removal ritual. This refined skincare product combines the expertise of a formula to that of a gesture.

The rich and fluid Lotion Royale, $150.00, brings Royal Jelly and 24K Gold with anti-aging and revitalizing properties. It stimulates the natural defenses and the skin’s ability to repair. It protects the skin from aging and strengthens its youthful capabilities, envelopes the skin in a veil of softness and comfort, intensely moisturizes and sustainably promotes the immersion and diffusion into the skin of its active ingredients and prepares the skin for the action of the anti-aging Crème Royale care and enhances its effectiveness.


Our journey in beauté française continues with the Talika Paris Eye Detox Specific, $55.00, targets dark circles in fair skin, olive, and dark skin. It provides anti-aging and anti-inflammatory benefits, boosts microcirculation, instantly smooths the eye contour, blurs the light and brightens the eye area, features an applicator that helps to decongest and tone, with Vitamin B3 (in the olive to dark skin formula only) that regulates the synthesis of melanin and soothes the skin.

The Talika Paris Bio Enzymes Mask® Décolleté, $12.00, is made of a bio-cellulose base, the shape of which allows for intimate contact with the contours of the face and neck, and active ingredients that respond to the principal needs of each skin layer. It contains hyaluronic acid and collagen which plumps and smoothes, reduces wrinkles and intensely moisturizes the skin; adenosine, the body’s natural fuel, which pumps energy into the skin cells and combats the signs of aging; a complex of 16 plants (ginseng, mauve, lemon balm, chamomile, etc) to regenerate and brighten the skin thanks to their antioxidant, toning and healing properties; and vitamin B3, which soothes and hydrates the skin and helps to combat dark spots.


The Votre Vu Duette Luxe Lip Balm and Hand Crème, $36.00, is not a new product but it’s quite wonderful enough to keep praising. This deeply moisturizing lip balm (located in the cap) and a decadently rich hand crème comes in one package. The nourishing lip balm made from coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax gently protects, nourishes and softens lips in every condition. The heavenly hand crème leaves a soft veil of almond and coconut fragrance lingering on the skin. Beautifully absorbed, this special formula was developed to maintain the health, beauty, and suppleness of your hands while delighting your nose with a decadent aroma.

The Votre Vu Lip Lustre Gloss, $22.00, gives your lips luminous, conditioning color with this good-for-lip formula that boasts green tea extract and nourishing vitamin E. Available in long-lasting colors, you can either wear each shade alone or layer for your own signature color.

The Votre Vu French Kiss Moisture Riche Lipstick, $23.00, offers chic color and Haute hydration. Handcrafted of pure, enriched natural plant waxes and vitamin E, these proprietary formulations protect your gorgeous grin with anti-aging ingredients and SPF 8. Embrace a lush, buildable finish that doesn’t flake or feather.


We leave the beauté française and journey to Indonesia. Juara Skincare has saved our skin many times and we’re excited about their latest launches, both o which seem tailored made for our problem skin. The Juara Skincare Radiance Enzyme Scrub, $38.00, is a 2-in-1 scrub that exfoliates, cleanses, and refines skin while minimizing the look of pores. This gentle yet powerful scrub features Juara’s skin brightening Radiance Complex to rid your skin of impurities while improving its texture and tone. Your skin is left soft, smooth and luminous with less noticeable pores.

The Miracle Tea Complete Eye Creme, $48.00, is a multi-tasking eye treatment that boosts radiance, firms, and hydrates while minimizing the appearance of fine lines, dark circles and puffiness. It is formulated with age-delaying Fermented Sweet Black Tea, also known in Indonesia as “miracle tea” or “kombucha”, firming Five Flavor Berry, dark-circle eliminating Marigold, nourishing Illipe Butter, and Juara’s unique Radiance Complex. This rejuvenating eye creme leaves your under eye area revitalized and pampered.

What are your thought on these beauté française products, fellow beauty addicts? Will be you adding them to your daily pampering routine?

Beauty Addiction | What’s in my Bag This Month?

As someone who is always on the go, what I pack in my bag is very important. I can usually be seen with a huge bag hanging off my shoulder, but there are days that I get fed up with carrying so many things and decide to pack lighter. In my smaller clutches and bags I try to stick to the essentials (keyword: try!) Recently this has become easier for me because I’m learning that you don’t need to pack much when you have a few good quality products. The contents of my purse often change with the season. I like to keep up with what’s in style, seasonal essentials, and the latest skincare and makeup products. Here are some of the products that I’m loving right now.

1.  Billy Jealousy’s Golden Gloves Therapeutic Hand Cream

Now that the weather’s getting colder, it’s really important to keep your skin moisturized.  To keep
my hands soft and smooth, I use Billy Jealousy’s Golden Gloves Therapeutic Hand Cream. This cream is great for your skin, and I started noticing softer skin within a week of use. Golden Glove’s secret ingredient is Monoi. Monoi is a Polynesian oil that has been used to moisturize and treat dry skin for hundreds of years. Monoi is combined with other natural and renewable ingredients such as Aloe Vera and green tea to create a non-greasy therapeutic hand cream suitable for women and men alike.

2. Votre Vu’s Le Joli Crayon

 Le Joli Crayon is a great eyeliner that helps you create that dramatic eye look you want with ease. This is a gel liner that gives you the precision of a liquid liner without sacrificing user-friendliness. The sponge tip allows you to achieve the perfect winged eye almost effortlessly! Le Joli Crayon eyeliner is soft, glides on easily. This eyeliner is waterproof unlike other liners that ultimately create a mess on your eyelid. There is also a sharpener included with this eyeliner, which ensures that your Le Joli Crayon eyeliner will always be ready for use, and your look will always be complete! Some of the key ingredients of Le Joli Crayon include:

  •  Tocopheryl Acetate –  a form of vitamin E, which moisturizes and conditions the skin
  •  Avocado oil – rich in vitamins D and E
  • Grape seed extract – stabilizes collagen and elastin (which is great for mature skin,) 
  • Candelilla wax – often found in makeup and used especially for enhancing texture. 

Votre Vu’s Azure Le Joli Crayon is a playful, 

cool shade that will compliment just about any eye color. 
This shade can be worn formally as well as 
casually. I love how smooth this eyeliner is!

3. Votre Vu’s Palette Play Eye Shadow

Votre Vu’s Palette Play eyeshadow is silky, smooth, and feels great on your eyes. This eyeshadow blends vitamin E, Jojoba oil, and kaolin clay to create long lasting, crease proof color that makeup enthusiasts crave.

The shade that I am loving right now is Pinot Gris, which is described as “a shimmery golden, mossy green.” With the holidays right around the corner, Pinot Gris is a great shade to show your warm, festive side.

4. Immunocologie Intense Eye Creme

 Immunocologie Intense Eye Creme is a great fix that will have your skin looking good as new! This creme was specially formulated to increase blood flow and eliminate toxins around the eye area. Full of antioxidants, minerals, and sirtunes, this creme eliminates puffiness, dark circles, and toxins. Immunocologie Intense Eye Creme is great for when I had a long night and my eyes look tired the next day, or any time that my eyes are looking a bit puffy.

What are your go-to essentials? Let us know your must-have products in the comments below!

Votre Vu & Tatiana Boncompagni Launch SOCIAL DEATH

To celebrate the release of Tatiana Boncompagni’s new book, SOCIAL DEATH, French beauty company, Votre Vu, created a limited edition shade of French Kiss Moisture Riche Lipstick inspired and named for the mystery novel. Social death is a power red that is a rich, sheer and vibrant cherry-tomato red that boasts anti-aging ingredients and is flavored with a dash of natural vanilla mint.

The event, held at the Nanette Lepore boutique on the Upper East Side, celebrates the scandal-packed murder mystery, also aptly set in Manhattan’s Upper East Side where author, Tatiana Boncompagni (pictured below), signed copies of the scintillating book while attendees enjoyed 20% off the store’s merchandise all evening.

The SOCIAL DEATH book is “a breathless thriller about the murder of a beautiful socialite and the scandalous secret she dies trying to reveal”. Enjoy an except from the book by clicking SOCIAL DEATH Book Excerpt. Enjoy more photos from the event below:

Glossed and Found | Votre Vu Launches Lip Lustre

NEW PRODUCT ALERT! The days of old, tired looking lips are officially gone. Sure to get you addicted to having luminous, nourished and conditioned lips, sophisticated lips will want to be drenched in Votre Vu’s Lip Lustre.

The super glossed, Vitamin E and green tea extract infused lip glosses are available in three universal and enticing shades – Demure, Charming and Tempting. What’s wonderful about this lip gloss besides it’s power ingredients (Green Tea – a powerful antioxidant, Vitamin E and sunscreen) you can wear them all alone or combine and layer each or other favorite Votre Vu lip products such as Champagne Kisses, Framboise Lip Balm (bébé Duette) and/or Vu-On Rouge for a stunning signature look.

The three new lip products retails for $22.00 and are available exclusively at

Votre Vu Launches French Accents Cosmetics Collection

Hello everyone, Laura A. Floyd of is making a guest appearance covering Votre Vu’s new makeup collection, French Accents. Enjoy her post below:

Just in time for Bastille Day Votre Vu, French skincare brand, launched their French Accents Cosmetics Collection, a line full of botanicals and great ingredients.

First off, the party was fabulous. Guests were treated to glasses of Rose or Votre Vu’s specialty Snapdragon cocktails while a wonderful DJ played French hip-hop and pop music. We were entertained by women dressed in Marie Antoinette garb and the fabulous drag queens, Paige Turner, Kitten with a Whip, and Prada G. Major, were delightful in can-can-esque attire.

Party favors included fabulous Eiffel Tower sunnies, miniature French flags and hand fans which were given out to ring in the Bastille Day spirit; we also got to enjoy wonderful hors d’oeuvres and desserts.

Votre Vu’s products are full of amazing ingredients such as mangos, avocados, shea butter, and jojoba just to name a few. Here are a few standout products:

Lingerie Pour Les Yeux- Anti Ageing Eyelid Smoother

One of the brand educators explained that this product is truly innovative due to it being one of the few anti-ageing products made solely with your eyelids in mind.

Love Me Deux – Moisture Tint & Concealer

This Nourishing moisture tint foundation is cool not only because of the ingredients but also for the concealer in the cap. I love that it’s all in one apparatus.

Vu-On Rouge Color Accent for Lips and Face

The best thing about this product is that it has three amazing uses. Who doesn’t love a 3-in-1 product. Use it for a sheer pop of color on your eyes, lips, and cheeks.

Edited by Glasgow Skinner
Event Photos by Glasgow Skinner

Enjoy Votre Vu’s VU-lin Rouge on Fashion Night Out

On Thursday, September 8th, Votre Vu will re-create history’s most glamorous and exciting cabaret, the Moulin Rouge, for Fashion’s Night Out. Votre Vu’s customized 27-foot Airstream, The VuBAR, will be stationed in front of the Soho House on 9th Ave between 13th and 14th Sts for what promises to be a truly French fête.

The famed VU-Lin Rouge MC will wrangle crowds to watch authentic performances by French Can Can girls and a contortionist, with a photographer on hand to document the revelry and snap photos of guests with performers.

In addition to sampling Votre Vu’s handcrafted, French-made skincare, guests can taste SnapDragon Beauty Beverage chilled in an ice luge and distributed by Votre Vu’s very own SnapDragon Sprite.

Vu la la!

Votre Vu VU-lin Rouge
When: Thursday, September 8th, 2011
6-11 PM; performances from 6:30-9:10 PM
Where: The VuBAR, parked on 9th Ave between 13th and 14th Streets

Votre Vu’s Snap Dragon Bar at the Grammy Gifting Lounge

It turns out my several degrees of separation form celebrities have now been vastly diminished. Votre Vu, who makes some of my favorite skincare products, had a bar at the Grammy Gifting Lounge where they served up their very yummy and healthy (as well as my favorite) beauty drink, Snap Dragon, a delicious private blend of powerful anti aging super-fruits and botanicals features Mango, Pomegranate and Acai Berry juices. Snapdragon may help repair, restore and re-balance your body’s internal systems, naturally giving your skin a radiant, beautiful glow. It may boost your overall vitality when added to your daily beauty regimen for optimal health, inside and out.

Several celebrities visited the lounge including Esperanza Spalding, who won for Best New Artist, who stated that Votre Vu‘s Snap Dragon was “Really good! Not too sweet – I don’t like over-sweet drinks”

NCIS’s Actress Pauley Perrette, who plays the adorable Abby Sciuto also raved about Snap Dragon: “I’m a juice fanatic. That is awesome!”

Yes, I’m counting our mutual love of Votre Vu‘s Snap Dragon as a degree of separation. If you get to try some of Votre Vu’s Snap Dragon, you will be counting yourself as one of it’s fans too.