The gift with a $100 Beauty.com purchase features more than a dozen beauty samples
BELLEVUE, Wash. and NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2010 — Beauty.com, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of drugstore.com, inc. (Nasdaq: DSCM) is kicking off the holiday season by pairing up with acclaimed designer Charlotte Ronson. Starting November 15th, the New York-based designer’s Lolita Bag will be available as a gift with any $100 Beauty.com™ purchase via www.Beauty.com/CharlotteRonson. Stuffed with 13 beauty samples, the zippered pouch is decked out in a peek-a-boo lace overlay, black patent piping, and handy internal pockets perfectly sized for lip gloss, blotting papers, or any touch-up essentials for a night on the town.
“Lace is one of my favorite fabrications; it’s versatile, has texture, it’s delicate but also leaves an impact and makes an instant impression,” says Charlotte Ronson. “It’s sleek and sexy especially when in black; this is why I really wanted to create a makeup bag incorporating lace. The lace selected is of a romantic floral motif and the great thing is it’s lined in a clear vinyl so you don’t lose the transparency of the lace and it can be easily cleaned. I think a makeup bag holds all of a girl’s secrets so it should be just as special and it’s definitely a great holiday gift idea.”
Each bag arrives filled with 13 samples from some of the top brands in prestige beauty:
Bliss® Clog Dissolving Cleansing Milk
Stila™ Eye Shadow Mineral Matte, Assorted Shades
NUXE™ Tonific Fermete Intensive Firming Cream
Nick Chavez® Beverley Hills Volumizing Extra Hold Hairspray
Smashbox™ Photo Finish Targeted Pore and Line Primer
Urban Decay™ Lip Junkie Lip Gloss in Wallflower
Dr. Brandt® Collagen Booster®
Lavanila™ The Healthy Fragrance Samples, Assorted Scents
ARCONA™ Peptide Hydrating Complex, Hydrate AM/PM
It Cosmetics™ Bye Bye Pores HD Silk Micro-Powder
Oscar Blandi® Olio di Jasmine Hair Serum
L’OCCITANE® Shea Butter Ultra Rich Face Cream
“Shopping quietly from the comfort of home on Beauty.com definitely offers our customers a break from the hectic holiday shopping season,” says president of Beauty.com Kathleen McNeill. “By adding Charlotte to our roster of designer partners – we’re also able to bring our customer a bit of fashion, fun, and fabulous value, too.”
Site wide gifts with purchase are just one of the perks available to Beauty.com customers. Other benefits include “Everyday Free Shipping”, 5% back on every purchase, the free sampling center, 100% color match guarantee, and a shared online shopping cart with Beauty.com’s partner site, drugstore.com™. Beauty.com personalizes beauty shopping online with the skin care and hair care analysis tools, which provide product regimens tailored to the customer based on interactive surveys. A new site feature also invites customers to shop the best beauty buys and value sets in addition to the brand-specific gifts with purchase available. Beauty fans can also get the latest tips, trends, and promotions sent directly to their email by signing up for the free weekly Beauty Bulletin on Beauty.com.
About Beauty.com, Inc. – The World of Beauty Online™
Beauty.com, Inc. is a leading online destination for prestige beauty products. The web store provides a highly personalized shopping experience and offers more than 200 brands from widely recognized to niche, hard-to-find products. Beauty.com is wholly owned by drugstore.com, inc.
About drugstore.com, inc.
drugstore.com, inc. (NASDAQ: DSCM) is a leading online retailer of health, beauty, clinical skincare, vision and pharmacy products. Our portfolio of brands include: drugstore.com™, Beauty.com™, SkinStore.com®, and VisionDirect.com™. All provide a convenient, private, and informative shopping experience while offering a wide assortment of more than 55,000 nonprescription products at competitive prices.
The drugstore.com™ pharmacy service is certified by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) as a Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Site (VIPPS) and operates in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations in the United States.
About Charlotte Ronson
Born in London into an artistic family and raised in New York, Charlotte Ronson followed the tradition by developing her own unique style at an early age. In 2000, Ronson launched her first collection, C. Ronson, which gained instant recognition and the attention of renowned publications. In May 2002, Ronson opened her flagship boutique in New York’s hip Nolita neighborhood.
In 2005, Aaron Nir joined C. Ronson as president and the collection was re-named “Charlotte Ronson” – a natural evolution of the brand and an accurate reflection of who Charlotte is and what she and her customer want to wear. In late 2009, Charlotte and Aaron became partners and established Charlotte Ronson International headquartered in New York City. With Charlotte Ronson’s sense of style and Aaron Nir’s savvy business sense this dynamic team has created a powerful brand with widespread recognition and huge potential.
As a fixture in the fabric of New York City life, Ronson has fostered many relationships with family and friends and developed a number of strategic partnerships resulting in innovative collaborations. She has worked on a limited edition t-shirt collection with her mother Ann Dexter-Jones, best friend Shoshanna Lonstein-Gruss, brother Mark and twin sister Samantha, both internationally known musicians and deejay’s, and has launched “must have” handbags with friends, Hollywood icon Nicole Richie, singer Lily Allen, and actress Lindsay Lohan. In 2009, she announced her most recent collaboration project, a new swimwear line with Shoshanna aptly named Shoshanna Made With Love Charlotte Ronson. Ronson continues to move forward as a key trendsetter, and is currently the face of Sebastian Professionals Hair Care. Known for her impeccable style and trendsetting designs, Ronson’s clothing and accessories have quickly become a favorite among such fashion forward celebrities, models and influencers including Blake Lively, Kirsten Dunst, Nicole Richie, Joy Bryant, Lindsay Lohan, Kate Moss, and Beyonce.
Charlotte Ronson is becoming one of the most sought after American womenswear designers and her New York Fashion Week runway shows under the Tents at Bryant Park is a must see show. Her success has also lead to design deals with some of America’s largest, respected retailers and has catapulted her into the spotlight. In 2008, Ronson designed Play by C. Ronson, a diffusion line exclusive to Urban Outfitters, sold in over 100 of their retail stores nationwide and online. Ronson and JCPenney have signed a long-term deal with the Texas-based retailer with a full contemporary sportswear collection. I [Heart] Ronson for JCPenney made its debut in Spring 2009 hitting 600 of Penney’s stores as well as their online site and catalogues.
Her Spring 2010 collection garnered rave reviews across the board solidifying Ronson as a leading young designer and a driving force in the American Fashion.