ReportersNotebook — Beauty Care, 8/27/12

SUPPLIER NEWS — 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 users 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 tips.


Lip Smacker is celebrating its 40th anniversary next year with an array of limited-edition flavors and promotions. The company will roll out new limited-edition flavors, strawberry and cupcake lover collections, special consumer value promotions and QR code links to historical ads, Lip Smacker trivia, monthly sweepstakes and special social media events.


EXECUTIVE NEWS — Effective Aug. 1, Coty CEO Bernd Beetz retired from the company and has been succeeded by Michele Scannavini. Scannavini had been president of Coty Prestige for the past decade. Beetz will remain on the Coty board as a nonexecutive director. In this role, he will continue to share his experience and contribute to a smooth leadership transition supporting Scannavini.
 Scannavini completed the creation of a comprehensive fragrance portfolio through the launch of exclusive luxury licenses. He also has guided the company’s growing presence in skin and body care.