Friday Palacinka Bites - July 10th

In this weekly Friday roundup series, we share brief beauty, style, fragrance and product launch news.* For your DAILY DOSE, make sure you follow us on Twitter! To catch up on each week's beauty reviews on the blog make sure you check out our Weekend Beauty Review Updates.

Heading to South Beach This Summer?

Then make sure you visit one of the top 10 Best Hotel spas in the South Beach area, as reviewed by Oyster Hotel Reviews. One of my personal favorites is the Fontainebleau Resort Miami Beach (Mid-Beach).The Lapis spa sits between the pool and the beach. A spa pass gets you into the locker rooms, Jacuzzis, cold pool, steam room, sauna, and gym.

Read more about all top 10 South Beach Hotel Spas at

Are you a beauty lover who ALSO loves being on video? Here's your chance to win big!

Introducing ELLE VIDEO STAR! ELLE is launching an online community for makeup artists, both amateur and professional, to share their videos! Do you know the secret to getting the thickest, longest lashes or concealing those dark circles? Are you a pro at creating Megan Fox’s full, glossy curls? Whatever your beauty specialty, Elle wants to see.

And as your reward for showing off, you’ll have the chance to win big! Each week, they will declare a new Video Star and award $250 worth of beauty goodies to the winner. Plus, because video stardom is based on the highest number of views, you can win again and again.

Bonus: Video Star favorites will get their faces and tips in the pages of ELLE magazine, with the most popular personality of the year winning $3000 in products!

Upload your videos here!

Estee Lauder Treats Fragrance Lovers to Two New Scents This Summer

This July, Estée Lauder introduces two new fragrance collections: Private Collection Jasmine White Moss Jasmine White Moss is Aerin Lauder's third Private Collection fragrance - joining Tuberose Gardenia and Amber Ylang Ylang. While Aerin was brainstorming about her next Private Collection fragrance, she decided to check the archives for inspiration - as she often does. This time was different. When she came across the unfinished 'Formula 546AQ', she immediately knew this was it and she had to complete it. Jasmine White Moss is a fragrance that spans two generations -- started by Estée and completed by Aerin.

We'll be reviewing Jasmine White Moss right here on the blog, so don't forget to check back soon!

Sensuous Anniversary Collection (limited-edition) was created to celebrate the one year anniversary of Sensuous - the #1 fragrance launch of 2008 - Estée Lauder is unveiling a limited edition lineup of new ways to drench the skin in sensuality.

Luxury Green, Organic and Cruetly-free beauty and Lifestle Product Site Launches New Features This Fall

SpiritBeautyLounge, is the only carbon-neutral online boutique specializing in luxury green, organic, and cruelty-free beauty and lifestyle products. They will add the following new additions this fall:

  • The first ever 100% carbon-neutral luxury organic beauty catalog. Printed on 100% recycled stock with vegetable inks, the catalog will feature hundreds of the best luxury organic beauty and lifestyle brands available for purchase online or by phone.
  • Instructional makeup vlogs with green celebrity and fashion makeup artists Jessica Blades and Karim Orange.
  • New hard-to-find organic luxury beauty lines including Yarok Sensory Treatments for Hair and Scalp, Nostalgia Organics’ Aromatherapy Balms, Ila’s Rainforest Restore, and Bonbon Oiseau jewelry.
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*Since Palacinka means crepe in eastern Europe (and is a colloquial term in my husband's native Slovenian town for "pretty girl"), I thought that Friday Palacinka "bites" would be a nice way of wrapping up additional beauty-related news here on the blog each week. Enjoy! - RLB

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