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Red Carpet Manicure unveils new launches

BY Antoinette Alexander

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. — At-home gel manicure system Red Carpet Manicure has unveiled new limited-edition nail art kits, which hit Ulta Beauty stores this summer and will launch nationally in the fall.

There are three kits available — Tips and Tricks, French Manicure and Gems and Jewels — which provide beauty mavens with the necessary tools to get creative and customize their manicured nails. A QR code on the packaging directs consumers to Red Carpet Manicure’s video website for more information and helpful tips.

The Tips and Tricks kit enables consumers to create the latest special nail effects, such as the fade, dots and marbleizing.

The French Manicure kit has tools to create the ultimate statement and comes with white floral appliqué.

The Gems and Jewels kit gives understated manicures a crystallized pop using gems, jewels and glitter.

In addition, Red Carpet Manicure has introduced a new Lush Summer Neon collection comprised of six neon shades, such as Tangerine on the Rocks (orange), Show Me the Money (green) and The Perfect Pair (yellow). The neon collection is available at Ulta Beauty.

There’s also a new gel polish removal kit available, which includes liquid gel polish remover, foil wraps with preapplied cotton pads, a buffing block and orange wood sticks.

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Estée Lauder Cos. names new EVP, CFO

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — The Estée Lauder Cos. — whose brand portfolio includes Bumble and Bumble, American Beauty, Aveda and La Mer — has appointed Tracey Travis as EVP and CFO.

She will jointly report to executive chairman William Lauder and Fabrizio Freda, president and CEO. Travis will assume her new position on Aug. 20.

Travis has worked for a number of Fortune 500 consumer product companies in a variety of industries during her career. Since 2005, Travis has been SVP and CFO of Ralph Lauren. Previously, she was SVP of finance and CFO of Intimate Brands for Limited Brands from 2001 to 2004. She also spent a decade at PepsiCo and the Pepsi Bottling Group, where she held operations management and finance roles. She began her career as an engineer and a senior financial analyst at General Motors Co.

Travis will succeed Richard Kunes, a 26-year veteran of the company. In August 2011, Kunes announced his plans to retire and stated his intention to continue to serve as EVP and CFO until such time as his successor began to serve in such capacity. Kunes will become EVP, senior adviser to the CEO, working on special projects and will assist Travis during a transition period.

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Vitabath adds new line of fragrance mists

BY Antoinette Alexander

PHOENIX — Vitabath has introduced a new line of lightweight fragrance mists.

Vitabath’s fragrance collection includes both body washes and fragrance mists in 16 scents.

Spa Day: Indulge, relax and de-stress with therapeutic scents.

  • Green tea and sage

  • Lavender chamomile

  • Cucumber and white tea

  • Citron leaves

In Bloom: Flirty new florals with a twist on traditional scents.

  • Beach blossom

  • Nouveau rose

  • Ivy and lily

  • Asian orchid and coconut

 Fruit Fanatic: A  juicy collection of nature’s delectable sweets.

  • Grapefruit vanilla

  • Green apple and white lily

  • Wild red cherry

  • Pomegranate and blood orange

Cupcake Couture: A sweet confection collection.

  • Dreamy Pink Frosting

  • Luscious Lemon Crème

  • Heavenly Coconut Crème

  • Scrumptious Vanilla Sugar

The formulas are infused with conditioning vitamins, and the antioxidant blend keeps skin healthy. There are no parabens, phthalates or petrochemicals in the collection.

The new fragrance mists and body washes are $9.99 and are sold at such retail outlets as Ulta Beauty and Bed, Bath & Beyond.

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