A roundup of beauty news-you-can-use and special events that made my radar this week:

  • Free manicure alert! To celebrate the premiere of Kirstie Alley’s Big Life on A&E, if you live in NY or LA, you can get a free manicure this weekend when you ask for “Life. Lick it.” – the exclusive
    essie nail color created for the debut of the show!  Details and participating salons can be found on the Facebook
    page: Kirstie Alley’s Big Life premieres Sunday, March 21 on A&E at 10 PM EST.

  • In
    partnership with Seventeen
    magazine, Rimmel London is offering consumers the exclusive opportunity to
    channel their inner makeup artist and create the “Ultimate London
    Look” and make one lucky winner’s dream come true by featuring her
    look in the September issue!  The winner will also win the ultimate jetsetting
    prize – five glamorous days in London.  For complete details and requirements, log on to to enter. Contest runs through April 9th, 2010.

  • Acqua di Gio is the National Supporter of the 2010 UNICEF Tap Project; an effort to raise awareness around the world to improve safe water
    and sanitation facilities in schools and communities. Acqua di Gio will support the cause by donating $1 to the UNICEF Tap
    Project with each purchase of Acqua di Gio fragrance sold in the US. In
    addition, customers who purchase a large bottle of Acqua di Gio will
    receive a bpa-free water bottle as a token of appreciation. To get more information on the UNICEF Tap Project, visit the Acqua di Gio Facebook page ( For the month of March, Acqua di Gio will donate $1 for every fan.
  • ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses celebrates spring with a chance to win a $10,000 shopping spree! Now through April 30th, log on to to enter the ACUVUE® SEE SPRING Sweepstakes for a chance to win the grand prize of $10,000, as well
    as a $100 VISA® gift card,which will be awarded daily throughout the
    sweeps entry period. While you're on the website, you can also can download a Free Trial Pair Certificate
    for ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses (Professional
    exam and fitting fees not included; valid only while supplies last). 

 See you back at Beauty411 on Monday with a fabulous Beauty Bylines™ interview!

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