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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Milani Limited Edition Eyeshadow Pencil Shades, Press Release

 Milani will be launching 6 limited edition Shadow Eyez 12HR Wear Eyeshadow Pencils in November! This collection will be available at select CVS, Meijer and HEB stores. It will also be available at

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Friday, July 6, 2012

Updated News! Urban Decay Not Selling In China

Animal Testing Policy

Urban Decay is a cruelty-free brand and is committed to ending animal testing. We do not test our finished products on animals, nor do we allow others to test on our behalf. Additionally, we require our suppliers to certify that the raw materials used in the manufacture of our products are not tested on animals. Our practices are certified by both PETA and The Leaping Bunny Program (CCIC) as cruelty-free.

UD Decides Not to Sell in China

After careful consideration of many issues, we have decided not to start selling Urban Decay products in China. While several factors were important in reaching this decision, ultimately we did not feel we could comply with current regulations in China and remain true to our core principles. We know there are many progressive consumers in China who would embrace an opportunity to purchase non-animal tested products - our hope remains that we have the chance to offer Urban Decay products to these consumers someday in the future.

Following our initial announcement, we realized that we needed to step back, carefully review our original plan, and talk to a number of individuals and organizations that were interested in our decision. We regret that we were unable to respond immediately to many of the questions we received, and appreciate the patience our customers have shown as we worked through this difficult issue.

Since our founding in 1996, we have been committed to ending animal testing in the cosmetics industry. As demonstrated by the renewed support we have received from organizations like PETA and the CCIC, this principle remains at our core. Urban Decay does not test its finished products on animals, nor do we allow others to test on our behalf, and we require our suppliers to certify that the raw materials used in the manufacture of our products are not tested on animals. Urban Decay is proud to be 100% cruelty-free.

If you have additional questions, please email us at

Vegan Products

If you see a purple paw print next to a product, Urban Decay certifies that it does not contain any animal-derived ingredients. Please note that within a product category, such as Eyeshadows, some shades will be marked with the vegan paw print, and others will not. We have an ongoing initiative with our laboratories to not only create shades (and entire product lines) that are vegan from the start, but also to identify which of our non-vegan products can be converted. In many situations, plant-derived or synthetic alternatives to animal-derived ingredients become available. As long as we can deliver the same high-quality products with rich color and texture, we will convert that product to 100% vegan ingredients, so be on the lookout for new offerings. We are often asked which of our products do not contain animal by-products, and for those customers, we offer our paw


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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Urban Decay and China

Here is the latest news from Urban Decay:

Urban Decay is going to sell our products in China. Because of China’s policies on animal testing, we know that this will not be a popular decision with some of our loyal customers. But the decision is a thoughtful one.

For 16 years, we have been committed to two key causes: women’s rights, and the fight against animal testing. Our dedication to those causes will not waver.

For those of you unfamiliar with China’s policies, the sticking point is this: the Chinese government reserves the right to conduct animal testing with cosmetic products before the products are approved for use by Chinese citizens. The government has not told us if they have exercised this right with our products. So, our brand does not test on animals, but the Chinese government might conduct a one-time test using our products. Do we like China’s policies? No…and that is really the point. Going into China was a huge decision for Urban Decay. But, we believe that change cannot and will not happen by outside pressure alone in a closed market. Change can only happen from within. When we enter the Chinese market, we will do our part to help make those changes.

When we were considering expanding into China, a group of marketing consultants told us to remove the section of our company history that describes our crusade against animal testing. “It doesn’t mean anything to the Chinese beauty customer,” they said. Of course, we refused. Our “no animal testing” policy is part of who we are, and has been since day one. The news that animal issues don’t even register with the average Chinese consumer was one of the biggest factors in our decision to go there. During Urban Decay’s infancy, we worked hard to inform consumers about animal rights in the United States and Europe. The battleground for animal rights is now in China, and we want to be there to encourage dialogue and provoke change.

We also hope to shed some light on women’s rights issues in China. As a company that caters to a female customer, this is extremely important to us. For one thing, going into China is a way for us to advance women into important professional positions. We will help grow the cosmetics industry, which primarily employs and creates career paths for women. Although workers’ employment rights are a relatively new concept there, progress has been made partially because of pressure from businesses, consumers, and advocacy groups from other countries. Based on this, our belief is that both an outside force and inside pressure for change can result in helping transform both the importance of women and animal testing policies in China. And more importantly, we hope to influence the perspective of the citizens on both of these issues.

If we don’t go to China, other companies without our beliefs will, and the culture will never change. We want to encourage a culture of consumers who care enough to buy cruelty-free products, and who view professional women as role models who influence their lives on a daily basis.

Yes, we are a for-profit company. And yes, we would eventually like to make money in China. But we don’t stand to turn a profit in China for quite a while, partially because the market isn’t quite ready to sustain an untraditional brand like ours. If it were only about the money, we would wait a few years. But our foray into this market is also about participating in an amazing time of change in China. We don’t like animal testing (and neither do the 13 dogs in our office), but we are trying to change the world… even if it is one eye shadow at a time! Sitting on the sidelines isn’t our style. We understand that you might not like our decision, but we hope you can respect it.

Any editors or advocacy groups interested in interviews with Urban Decay founding partner Wende Zomnir may contact us at

For any advocates or Urban Decay fans interested, Urban Decay founding partner Wende Zomnir will host a live chat in 2 weeks to answer questions about our entry into China. Please click here if you would like to sign up to be notified.

It's great to hear their products will remain the same.  What are your thoughts?

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Monday, June 4, 2012

What Regular Household Items Do You Use For Beauty's Sake?


There are so many useful household items that are lying around the house that are really useful other then what it's meant for.

1. Phillips Milk of Magnesia is not only good for constipation, also can be used for those with oily skin it's great as a foundation primer.

2. Don't have any cotton balls to remove your nail polish.  Save your old dryer sheets they work just as good.

3. Baking soda’ s natural abrasive texture combined with it’s acidic neutrality make it an excellent exfoliant for skin and nails. Mix a spoonful of baking soda with a little bit of water or gentle facial cleanser to create a thick paste (if you have sensitive skin use less baking soda). Massage lightly on pre-moistened skin in circular motions.

4.  Vinegar as a natural hair rinse. It will remove product build-up from hairspray, mousse, gel, and other hair setting lotions while it also works to keep the hair from tangling. Simply mix equal parts of vinegar together with water. After shampooing the hair, apply your normal conditioner and rinse. Then add the vinegar mixture and work it through the hair to the ends. Rinse again, dry, and style as normal.

5. Credit cards used to aid with mascara application just place it right on your eyebrow and gently lift it up an inch then apply your mascara so that each and every eyelash even the itsy-bitsy baby ones are accessible

What about you? What are some interesting items you rely on for beauty?

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Urban Decay Naked Palette is Baaack!!

I was flipping through my latest Ulta booklet on page 7 it shows the picture of Urban Decay Naked Palette.  The colors are arranged in a different order then the original palette as shown below. The new palette shown in the booklet starts with eyeshadow Gunmetal ending with Virgin

I don't have this palette but now I have a chance to get it.  I will be using my $3.50 coupon to get it. Whoo Who!

Photo by Temptalia

Do you have this palette?  What do you like about it?

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Kimora Lee Simmons New perfume—L♥V Me

Kimora Lee Simmons New perfume—L♥V Me

Kimora Lee Simmons is a woman who has it all – a thriving career, three great kids, and a husband.  Now, she can add perfume maker to her list of accomplishments with the arrival of her sixth scent, Baby Phat L♥V Me by Coty.

“I wanted to create a fragrance that makes girls feel proud, powerful and ready to conquer the world,” Simmons said in a statement. “I believe you have to truly love yourself, take care of yourself and believe in your strength before you can soar. My new fragrance embodies all of these ideals, and I can’t wait to share it with my fans.”

The 34-year-old entrepreneur wanted the fragrance to embody qualities that exude femininity and strength. The oriental musk fragrance is made up of notes including apricot blossom, tangerine, passion fruit, frangipani blossom, jasmine petals and tiger orchid, along with vanilla blossom and sandalwood.

Each of the elements is apparent in the three notes – what you smell when first applied, what it turns into and then how it smells when dry.)

The perfume includes an inspirational message. As for the smell test, while everyone is different, the fragrance is actually a light scent, with floral notes subtle enough for a teenager, yet adult enough if someone older wanted to wear it. The eau de toilette will be priced at 0.5 oz $17 and 1.0 oz $28

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Milani 'Melange Infusion of Colors Collection'

I was looking around in Walgreens and saw this display of some beautiful eyeshadows from Milani.  Seems like cosmetics prices are changing drastically especially drug store cosmetics.   I couldn't believe the price $6.99 each.   These are so beautiful it was hard for me to pick one.  Yep, I only bought one.

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614 Famous Duo. A metallic marbleized baked eyeshadow Black, Silver and Red
Did you see this collection?  Which ones did you get? 

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