Brits Choose Beauty Over Food; Get the Favorite Soaps of Past Presidents


• A British Online retailer reports that "one-third of women in the U.K. would prefer to eat less than cut their beauty spending." Does anyone expect women to say they want to eat more, ever? [Daily Beauty Reporter/Allure]

• The Bobbi Brown holiday collection includes a limited-edition Copper Diamond Shimmer Brick, which comes in candlelight, gold, copper, beige, and sand shimmer shades. Bronzing isn't just for summer, after all. [Beautiful Makeup Search]

• Soap company Caswell-Massey stocks the favorite soaps of past presidents. They say Washington was a fan of the citrus-bergamot number Six, while Eisenhower favored the Almond Cold Cream and JFK liked the spicy Jockey Club. Sounds like a good gift idea for history buffs. [Valet]

• If you're heading to Miami, do note that the Fontainebleau resort just underwent a $500 million renovation, including a 40,000-square-foot spa. Also, take us with you. [NYT]

• November has hit, and so have summer nail colors. China Glaze's summer 2009 collection is inspired by fruit and looks like "painted glass." [All Lacquered Up]

Yves Saint Laurent is pushing a new kind of French manicure they're calling "contemporary sophistication": White nail beds with navy-blue tips. Because why should they sell you just one when they can sell you two? [Beauty Counter]