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Colour Couture Named HBA Global's Honest Beauty Breakout Brand Of The Year

NEW YORK, Dec. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Colour Couture, a red carpet self tanning line of products and services, was named the Honest Beauty Breakout Brand of the Year.   The announcement was made during the HBA Global Digital Event.   Colour Couture was selected by the online HBA Global community, made up of beauty and personal care professionals, suppliers, retailers, media, and enthusiasts, for its innovative line of safe and natural tanning products. 



Founded by celebrity tanning artist, Monica Blanco, a teenage mom turned entrepreneur, Colour Couture products are made with natural, skin nourishing ingredients instead of harsh synthetic chemicals such as paraben, and never tested on animals.

"As a new brand starting out, I am extremely honored to be named the HBA Honest Beauty Breakout Brand of the Year," said Monica Blanco.  "This award validates our mission of providing safe and natural home tanning products for consumers and gives us amazing credibility and exposure." 

The Colour Couture product line provides a sunless, flawless natural tan without any unpleasant odors or harsh chemicals.  Their products are whimsically named and include Starlet Scrub, Front Row Glow, and Shimmer in the Limelight. 

Colour Couture was also juried to be part of the HBA Global SPLASH! Pavilion for Emerging Brands.  Their entire product line will be on display from June 18-20, 2013 at the Javits Convention Center in New York, along with other international beauty and personal care products and brands that are up-and-coming and new to the market.

Every month, Mary Palmieri, the editor of Honest Beauty, profiles a honestly effective product line that has standout attributes including special ingredients and unique packaging as well as a compelling back-story and company philosophy. Readers of the Honest Beauty Blog can vote online for their favorite breakout product line of the year amongst a wide variety of up and coming color cosmetic, skin care, fragrance and personal care brands.

The Honest Beauty blog is part of the HBA Global ( events website.   The next HBA Global Expo & Conference will take place June 18-20, 2013 at the Javits Center in New York, New York, and is the only event of its kind that fosters the growth and development of beauty and personal care brands.

In addition, The Honest Beauty blog is distributed via e-mail to more than 50,000 opt-in beauty professionals including product development teams from major brand manufacturers including Avon, COTY, Estee Lauder, Johnson & Johnson, L'Oreal, Procter & Gamble, and Unilever.  International industry suppliers, retailers, media, academics, and market analysts also receive the blog. 

Every month, a new breakout brand will be selected for its honestly effective product line; standout attributes as well as company background and philosophy including unique packaging, philanthropy and special ingredients.

Companies interested in submitting their products for review by the Honest Beauty blog can contact Mary Palmieri at [email protected] or by calling 609-759-7606.

For more information on HBA Global Expo Events and to sign up to receive the Honest Beauty blog go to

About HBA Global Expo & Conference produced by UBM Live, is the premier product development source–from concept to market–for the cosmetics, personal care, skin care, fragrance and wellness industries and features a comprehensive educational program and exhibits floor.  HBA visitors comprise the top prestige, mass and emerging beauty and personal care brands worldwide.  The next HBA Global Expo & Conference will take place June 18-20, 2013 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.  Connect with the HBA Global communities on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter.

About UBM Live UBM Live connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their brands and expand their markets.   Through premiere brands such as MD&M, CPhI, IFSEC, TFM&A, Cruise Shipping Miami, the Concrete Show and many others, UBM Live exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications, websites and training and certification programs are an integral part of the marketing plans of companies across more than 20 industry sectors.


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