According to the Daily Mail, the Advertising Standards Authority in England has banned certain beauty ads in the country for being too airbrushed. This isn’t the first time England has done this either. They claim that the ads are misleading and MP Jo Swinson says they create a false impression of beauty. Swinson and Lynne Featherstone, the equalities minister, have set up a Campaign for Body Confidence.
Gwen Stefani is L’Oreal’s new spokeswoman. She stars in a new commercial that was just released this week for the 10 Hour Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick, which I saw in Walmart and seriously want to try but couldn’t because they were all sold out. I think the commercial is a little cheesy for her in some parts, but really fun. You can’t go wrong with “Hollaback Girl”. Do you like the commercial? Do you think Gwen has what it takes to be a L’Oreal girl?
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When we read about the following, we didn’t believe it either:
Because of a major lawsuit filed against major department stores in California in 2003 (it seems some of the big name stores were purposely holding back inventory to up the price of high end beauty products), everybody is getting paid back in a major way next week.
Starting January 20th, major stores like Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s are being forced to give away $175 million worth of beauty products nationwide, for free, to anybody who walks into their stores.
Shoppers only get one item per cosmetic company, while supplies last – Think Chanel, Estee Lauder, L’Oreal, etc.
Click here for a full list of stores/beauty brands.
And please, put all those eco-friendly totes to good use on Tuesday.
Carson Pirie Scott
Saks Fifth Avenue
The cosmetic companies/products:
Boucheron (USA) Ltd.:
Femme Eau de Toilette (1 ounce/30 ml)
Coco Mademoiselle body lotion (3.4 fluid oz)
Christian Dior Perfumes, Inc.:
J’Adore Eau de Parfum (15 ml)
Clarins U.S.A., Inc. (customers will have a choice of ONE of two products, while supplies last):
Clarins Energizing Morning Cream (30 ml) OR
Clarins Beauty Flash Bomb (30 ml)
Conopco, Inc. (distributed by Coty, Inc. on behalf of Conopco, Inc.) (customers will have a choice of ONE of three products, while supplies last):
Calvin Klein Euphoria Bath and Shower Crème (6.7 oz)
Vera Wang Princess Body Polish (5 oz)
Lovely Sarah Jessica Parker Shower Gel (6.7 oz)
The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (customers will have a choice of ONE of two products, while supplies last):
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair (15 ml/0.5 oz)
Clinique Moisture Surge (30 ml/1 oz)
My Insolence Eau de Toilette (15 ml)
L’Oréal USA, Inc. (formerly known as Cosmair, Inc.) (customers will have a choice of ONE of eight products, while supplies last):
Lancôme UV Expert 20
Lancôme Cils Design Pro Mascara
Lancôme Fatale Mascara
Lancôme Courbe Virtuose Mascara
Lancôme Primordial Skin Defense
Ralph Lauren Romance Shower Gel (6.7 oz.)
Giorgio Armani ACM Shower Gel (6.7 oz)
Lancôme Hypnôse Shower Gel
Parfums Givenchy, Inc.:
Very Irresistible Givenchy Eau de Toilette (15 ml)
Full details here.