7 posts tagged "Bliss Spa"
Metric’s Emily Haines has been in the female-frontwoman vanguard since her Toronto-based four-piece started making music together in 1998. Embracing her glamorous side, rather than downplaying it, Haines encouraged many of her sisters in rock to do the same. A fan of structured pieces and Margiela these days, Haines calls the Velvet Underground’s Lou Reed her ultimate style icon. “My friend Lou Reed pretty much invented rock-and-roll style for me. Never has a leather jacket and sunglasses looked so good!” Janelle Monáe is carrying the torch for a new generation of artist’s, according to Haines, bringing “grace and elegance” back to the stage as “a much-needed alternative to all the rest.”
To kick off a barrage of summer tour dates, Metric will open Coachella in T-minus eleven days, although Haines is no stranger to the festival circuit, of course. “I was completely transfixed,” she recalls of watching Sonic Youth perform the song “Tunic” a few years back at La Route du Rock, a summer concert series in the French countryside. “That was the first time I met Kim Gordon, and she treated me with such kindness, like she was my older sister and she had my back with the big kids.” In anticipation of the annual extravaganza in Indio, California, Haines is stocking up on Bliss Spa’s Triple Oxygen Eye Cream and plenty of Rosewater, as well as loading her iPod with tracks from Chinawoman and Lee Hazlewood for the long hours of tour-bus time that will follow. Click here for more Coachella essentials in Style.com’s Spring Beauty Guide.
Next week, Bliss will add Mint Romney and the orange-scented ‘O’ bama to its body lotion line-up. Let the 2012 election merchandizing begin. [Daily Mail]
Nicki Minaj has tweeted the first image of her debut fragrance, which borrows the bust of Jean Paul Gaultier’s seminal Classique scent and adds a special dose of the pop songstress’ way with wigs and bright pink lipstick. [Twitter]
First Lady Gaga, now Amber Heard. The Rum Diaries star was spotted in Philadelphia this week on the set of her new film, Paranoia, sans signature blond hair. In its place, another bid for this season’s best brunette dye job. [Us]
Marcia Kilgore, the genius behind Bliss Spas and FitFlop, introduced Soap & Glory as a Target exclusive back in 2007. With names like Sexy Mother Pucker (a plumping lip shine) and the Greatest Scrub of All (a facial exfoliator), the reasonably priced, sassy English import was an instant hit. But then it mysteriously disappeared from Target stores, and getting your hands on Kilgore’s addictive Righteous Butter required a trip to London. “We really had no real choice but to break up with them,” Kilgore jokes, referring to Target’s inability to keep her product on shelves and customers happy. For her second shot at the U.S. market, she’s partnering up with a very different retail behemoth: Sephora. The luxury beauty destination just launched the entire Soap & Glory collection on its Web site this week, with a full in-store rollout planned for September. And it’s about time, too: A good Glow Job—that’s the brand’s daily radiance-boosting moisturizer—is hard to find.
Onika Tanya Maraj, a.k.a. Nicki Minaj, is no stranger to collaboration: The Trinidadian-born, Queens-raised hip-hop artist has produced guest tracks with heavyweights like Eminem, Usher, Ludacris, Lil’ Wayne, and P. Diddy, to name a few. Now the 25-year-old lyricist is taking her alter-ego talents to the beauty level, teaming up with MAC to create a limited-edition cotton candy pink lipstick in celebration of her highly anticipated debut album, Pink Friday. The shade, named after the album, is a slightly more vivid version of MAC’s Pink Nouveau, which has long been a mainstay in Minaj’s makeup arsenal (along with her hot pink wig). Watch for the lipstick to drop on MAC’s Web site on four consecutive Fridays, starting this week, which definitely ups the ante on Black Friday deals. And speaking of, here are five other coveted specials to consider when you likely retreat to cyberspace on the 26th to seek a little solace after a few long days of family “fun.”
Stockpile spa essentials at Bliss’ online outlet, where you can find top sellers like Pore Performer and Youth As We Know It face creams marked down to 50 percent of their regular retail price for 24 hours—if the server doesn’t crash, that is.
Makeup artists love to love Lancóme’s mascaras, and so will anyone on your list who admires thick, full lashes. Pick up the following pro products, including Définicils Precious Cells, Oscillation, Hypnóse Drama Mascara, or Définicils, and for a few bucks extra, receive travel-size versions of the brand’s Bi-Facil cleanser, Cils Booster mascara base, and a full-size Le Crayon Khól or Artliner eyeliner.
Bliss has been bought. Steiner Leisure Limited entered into an agreement to purchase the spa and skincare company from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., back in November, and the deal has just become official. What does that mean to you, lovers of Fat Girl Slim body scrub and the therapeutic oases located at select W hotels? Not too much, except for maybe a fun beauty-meets-business outing in New York. So far, Steiner’s only intentions are to “introduce more of the world to the fun, efficacious Bliss brand,” according to a recent report on CNN, and to make good on that promise, it’s starting with some free gifts. To properly celebrate its acquisition, Steiner’s president and CEO will ring the opening bell at the NASDAQ MarketSite tomorrow morning in Times Square, and the first 100 people to come by for the momentous occasion between 9:15 and 9:30 a.m. will receive a gratis set of Glamour Gloves, the acclaimed hydrating hand covers that soften and smooth parched paws with a self-activating gel lining. Think of it as an easy, pre-Starbucks stop on your midtown morning commute.