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7 posts tagged "Rodial"

Burning Bright


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Mary Kantrantzou is known for her exquisite and inventive prints—this past season, focusing on various aspects of shoes. But if swathing yourself in the designer’s creations proves to be out of your price range, her latest collaboration with beauty brand Rodial can at the very least light up your living room (or that of a haute hostess) this holiday season. The limited-edition candle inspired by Kantrantzou’s Spring 2012 nature vs. nurture-themed collection is laced with notes of orange, lemon, pineapple, and orange blossom. In other words, it smells more like an island holiday than the sea of spruce-scented options that line the shelves this time of year. And the glass jar, wrapped in the same festive pattern as her gowns splashed with—as’s Tim Blanks described, “…scales, feathers, flowers blown up to an unrecognizable degree,”—can also be used to hold an arsenal of makeup brushes once the wax has burned through to the bottom. Any recipient lucky enough to get this under the tree is certain to have a very Mary Christmas indeed.


Photos: Courtesy of Rodial; Yannis Vlamos /

Rooney Goes DOWNTOWN for Calvin Klein; Meet the Warby Parker of Beauty Products; Dustin Hoffman Preaches; And More…


Rooney Mara DOWNTOWNA favorite of Francisco Costa, Rooney Mara is the face of Calvin Klein’s new DOWNTOWN fragrance. Today, the company released a minute-long commercial starring the A-lister and directed by David Fincher (who worked with her on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Social Network). The black-and-white “day in the life” short follows Mara as she grabs a coffee, listens to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs on the subway, shoots a film, fields questions at a press junket, and more.

Mary Katrantzou’s vivid prints are often inspired by interiors. Now, thanks to a new candle collaboration with Rodial, fans can display the designer’s signature patterns in their homes, as well as on their backs.

Experimenting with new makeup from the comfort of our living-room couch is the kind of makeover we can get behind. Set to launch next month, Trymbl is adapting the Warby Parker try-before-you-buy business plan with high-end organic products. The forthcoming Web site will also include instructive content such as video tutorials on application and advice columns written by dermatologists. [Pando Daily]

The Internet has been buzzing over a recently unearthed American Film Institute interview with Dustin Hoffman, in which the actor—who famously played a woman in Tootsie—weighed in on the sensitive topic of female beauty standards: “There’s too many interesting women I have…not had the experience to know in this life because I have been brainwashed.” Preach, Dustin!

Photo: Courtesy of Calvin Klein

Body By Mila (Not You); Lizzie Jagger For Wrangler Denim Spa; And More…


If you’re hoping to get a svelte body like Mila Kunis’, the likelihood is you won’t be able to with a single body salve alone, even if it is Rodial’s Body Sculpture Cream—which is why the UK has banned ads for the product featuring the Black Swan star in the buff, citing “deceptive” marketing techniques. [E! ]

Wrangler is indeed serious about its new line of jeans that moisturize your legs while you wear them—so serious, they’ve hired a spokesmodel for the Denim Spa range: Lizzie Jagger. [Contact Music]

Jessica Alba’s secret to baby-soft skin? Beauty products for babies from the organic brand Weleda, of course. [InStyle U.K.]

Live! With Kelly and Michael star Kelly Ripa has revealed that she gets Botox injections every seven months so her eyelid skin rests on her eyelashes. “I feel like [Botox] makes my makeup artist’s life easier, and it makes my eyes look a little more open on TV, which is where I happen to work right now,” she explains. [Hollywood Life]

Photo: JB Lacroix/WireImage

Rodial’s Mass Appeal


Missoni, Proenza Schouler, Rodarte, Liberty of London—Target has made a success of creating affordable variations of big-name (and big price tag) designer favorites. And while its expertise has thus far been predominantly limited to fashion and home goods, the retail giant is about to dip its toes into prestige beauty in a major way. Beginning this weekend, Target stores will be stocked with Nip+Fab, the mass version of Maria Hatzistefanis’ upscale U.K. skincare brand Rodial. Much like its originator, Nip+Fab focuses not only on transforming the face but also the body (Rodial’s nonsurgical line of topical wonder creams like its Tummy Tuck and Body Sculpture are its claim to fame). Highlights from the 14-piece premiere are the Dry Leg Fix, a super-rich panacea for weather-worn gams; the Dark Circle Fix, a hydrating puffiness reducer that helps make up for sleepless nights; and the Sheer Makeup Fix, a wondrous little multitasker that smooths skin, plumps lines, and evens out blotchiness. (Editor’s note: It also makes a great primer underneath makeup). Seeing as how nothing in the range will set you back more than $20, we’d highly recommend indulging in all three.

Nip+Fab, available at select Target stores beginning October 23.

Photo: Courtesy of Nip + Fab

Have Your Collagen Shaken—And Stirred


Rodial is nothing if not on point. In these days of plastic surgery proliferation, the U.K.-based luxury skincare brand has developed a following for its effective topical treatments designed to slim, trim, firm, and smooth skin without going under the knife. The latest addition to its popular collection of mix-and-drink powder sticks are the Glamtox Sticks, ingestible collagen-boosting extracts and peptides that have their roots in Japan, where collagen drinks are popular for maintaining a line-free, radiant complexion. When your collagen production starts to slow as you age, drinking it is the next best thing to receiving it by injection (a road we are not quite ready to travel down), and the Japanese are first-in-class when it comes to certain beauty techniques (aside from flawless skin, nobody does nail art better). The Rodial version, now available at select Nordstrom stores, comes with 14 individual-sized packets to be mixed with water, enough for two weeks’ worth of moisture-boosting and face-smoothing power. You can also speed up the process by taking two packets a day to see results in a week, if you’re prepping for a big event. And they taste…OK. The berry flavoring is not too sweet or overpowering but is still ever-so-slightly reminiscent of children’s medicine. Regardless, we’re a few days in and the effects—psychosomatic as they may be—already appear to be taking shape. Bottoms up!

Photo: Courtesy of Rodial