Happy Spring!  It's been a busy week at Beauty411, but here is a roundup of beauty news-you-can-use and special events that made my radar this week:

Kate Spade pinwheel
  • In celebration of the first day of spring, kate spade girls will be handing
    out pinwheels in an array of fun colors in soho (prince street between
    mott & mulberry) today–saturday, march 20th and tomorrow–sunday, march 21st from 11am – 5pm.  Each pinwheel will include a promotional offer redeemable for 15% off any full
    price purchase in kate spade stores and online at Go get a pinwheel! Can't make it this weekend?  Catch them next weekend in
    new york’s union square.

  • Physician's Formula wants you to visit their Facebook page.  While you're there, register to pick up BOGO
    (who can't use those?!?) for use at Target and a chance to win amazing prizes like Target giftcards (LOVE!).  For a chance at the Grand Prize, go to Target and take a picture of yourself outside of the store
    holding any Physicians Formula product.  Upload the picture to Facebook
    (and tag PF) and automatically get entered to win one of two $500 Target gift
    cards (one drawing each month).
    and Gen Art are hosting a designer Prom dress competition to
    give aspiring designers the chance to win $5,000 to bring their ultimate Prom
    dress vision to life. If you think you have what it takes to create
    the ultimate Prom dress, upload an image on  In addition, enter the sweepstakes at Seventeen magazine, where
    one lucky teen will win the designer Prom dress and have it custom made just for
    her.  Get more details and enter at
  • Be Sensational And Win is an amazing contest created

    by Maybelline New York in partnership

    with CVS/pharmacy, with the grand prize landing the winner on the
    Broadway stage, in CHICAGO, the musical! Auditions will be held at the

    Ambassador Theatre at 219 W 49th

    Street in NYC on March
    22nd from 9am-11am and Noon – 1pm. To learn more about entering the contest and get razzle dazzle auditioning tips from Michelle Williams, Broadway's newest Roxie, visit

  • Ever wonder how to recreate the looks seens on models at Fashion Week?  Check out NARS' latest project: “Runway,
    Real Way, NARS Way,
    ” — a series of three videos illustrating
    how women can achieve the NARS look, inspired by and filmed at Fall/Winter 2010 New York
    Fashion Week.
    Each short video offers practical tips on how to get the looks. You can find the videos at NARS YouTube Chanel
    and Facebook
    . I've viewed all three and really like the tips.

Have a great weekend and join me back at Beauty411 on Monday for a new edition of Beauty Bylines™, featuring an interview with Polly Blitzer, Founder and Editor in Chief of Beauty Blitz

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