Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Pamper Your Tresses with Mill Creek Botanicals

For 35-plus years, Mill Creek has combed the planet to find the most effective natural and organic ingredients for our shampoos and conditioners. The result: shampoos that don't strip away vital nutrients, and conditioners that hydrate without leaving waxy films or added weight, leaving your hair looking and feeling more healthy and vibrant than ever!

Keratin Shampoo and Conditioner:  This repair formula reduces breakage, improves elasticity and renews inner strength.  Keratin, the primary protein of your hair, contains the essential amino acids needed for healthy looking shiny hair. Plant Keratin and Panthenol coat each individual strand of hair to smooth and protect. Blended with herbs and Argan Oil, it repairs and renews inner strength for greater elasticity. It reduces breakage and gives a natural healthy bounce.

Biotin Shampoo and Conditioner: This therapy formula  Invigorates scalp, strengthens hair shaft and improves body & texture.  This enriched formula can help replenish important nutrients for healthy scalp and hair. Our therapy formula is combined with Biotin, an essential member of the B-complex family with other B vitamins-Panthenol, Niacin, and Folic Acid. Argan Oil and Organic Aloe Vera creates healthy looking hair. Refreshing Peppermint Oil provides an invigorating sensation for the scalp.

Amazon Botanicals Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner:  Washes Your Stress Away with Botanical Ingredients from the Amazon Rainforest. All-natural Amazon Botanicals products are derived from an exotic and organic blend of ingredients found in the Amazon rainforest in a manner that ensures sustainability. All of our products are Paraben and PGP-free. Amazon Botanicals Volumizing Shampoo washes your stress away with botanical ingredients from the Amazon Rainforest.

Biotene H-24: Created to make hair look and feel thicker, Biotene H-24, from Mill Creek Botanicals, is THE solution for thinning hair!  Biotene H-24 is a complete system of hair care especially designed to help hair look and feel thicker and healthier. These highly effective products contain the finest natural ingredients scientifically combined to give hair fullness, strength, body and shine. Biotene H-24 Shampoo makes your hair thicker & fuller naturally. It is a rich shampoo containing biotin, keratin protein, nucleic acids and cysteine that nourishes hair and scalp and encourages thicker hair with increased body and strength.

Set the Style this Festival Season with Amazing Bags from goldno.8!!

Festival Season is finally here and it is time to get in the spirit girls!  Festival style is all about taking your own personal style and giving it just a bit of boho or rocker edge.  One great way to do this is with accessories, such as the amazing personalized designer bags from goldno.8

My personal fave for the upcoming summer season is the reversible backpack. It comes in several color combinations but I am totally loving the gold/black combo.  The black side is perfect to tote around my girly goodies for everyday use.  Made of water resistant 70 Denier quilted nylon, fully reversible to change the look from day to night.  Big enough to hold a 13” Laptop, with 2 custom uni-directional interchangeable snaps, inner and outer zip pockets for extra storage and Italian leather accents. Signature custom goldno.8 hardware and zipper. 

The best part?  With just a flick of the wrist, inside-out to gold and I am ready for a night on the town!  I just adore this classic backpack, re-imagined for the modern woman.  The Reversible Backpack is reversible, customizable and super durable.  The adjustable straps are oh-so-comfortable and it's super lightweight design makes it the perfect bag for daily use.

And this festival season I am going to bump up the style volume by decorating it with pins and snaps to showcase my own personal style.

About goldno.8

Ariane Gold created her company to combat her busy lifestyle of having kids and needing a functional, fashionable bag that would be easy to take on the go no matter what the occasion. All styles in the collection are reversible, quilted for durability and customizable. Customers pick their style and can choose between stripes, camouflage or splatter prints to match with a solid. Too add more personality, snaps, pins or key tags tassels are easy, fun add-ons. Each style is water resistant and travel ready too. Bags fold, pack easily and won’t lose their shape. Plus, their shopper tote, carryall and backpack are options for the gym, work and everyday leisure. 

How to get Celebrity Coachella Beauty Looks with a Few Taps on your Phone

As Coachella is merely days away, it’s time to start packing and planning the flashiest beauty looks. Although the festival is known for its music, it’s also a place where the year’s most extravagant beauty trends are on display. Thankfully, the GlamScout app from FaceCake Marketing Technologies, Inc. let’s you capture all the top beauty moments from the festival to help recreate the look for yourself.

This year at Coachella, use GlamScout as your personal pocket stylist to upload or snap a photo of the looks you see and recreate them by testing them out on yourself- virtually!

The app uses photos from your phone to instantly identify makeup shades and provide direct product matches that can fit any budget. The built-in augmented reality feature lets you virtually try-on the makeup in real time using your device’s camera as a mirror. You can then purchase your favorites or share the image on social media, making GlamScout one of the top apps to have on your phone while at Coachella. 

Friday, April 06, 2018

Stay Gorgeous with FACE atelier Ultra Skin

FACE atelier's Ultra Skin is a lightweight foundation. Its formula helps create the appearance of HD satin finish with a light to medium buildable coverage in shades that remain color-true. The creamy, souffle-like texture delivers the appearance of a flawless, airbrush-like result. The sophisticated formulation has optical blurring pigments that diminish the look of blemishes, fine lines, and wrinkles, creating the appearance of smooth, uniform skin.

Ultra Skin's shades cover the lightest to richest complexions. Ultra Skin performs brilliantly in any climate--from stifling humidity to cold, dry winter conditions--and Ultra Skin is suitable for women of all ages, skin types, and skin tones. The formula helps hydrate skin and does not require powder for setting. The finish won't crack, settle, fade, or change color.

Added bonus: The SPF-free formula allows you to choose the best sunscreen for your skin! The FACE atelier Ultra Skin is the ultimate lightweight foundation that pairs perfectly with sunscreen. No more battling between protecting your skin and having your foundation looking smooth. Its silicone-based formula perfects the skin with a long-lasting satin finish with light to medium buildable coverage. The creamy, soufflĂ©-like texture produces an airbrush-like result and is perfect if you want a foundation that can be applied like a moisturizer without compromising performance. 

Thursday, March 08, 2018

International Women's Day: 6 Women-Owned Businesses

With an estimated 11.6 million women-owned businesses just in the US, which generate more that $1.7 trillion in revenue and employ more than 9 million people, every day is International Women’s Day. Here, a few women-owned businesses with “smart” style.

A frugal farm girl at heart, eyebobs founder Julie Allinson couldn’t bear the thought of spending a fortune for a pair of reading glasses that would inevitably end up lodged between the sofa cushions. When she inquired about a reasonably priced alternative, she was directed to the local drugstore “off-the-rack” versions. If what she was looking for didn’t exist, then she would just have to make it. Eyebobs—a collection of distinctive, high-quality eyewear for people like her, irreverent and slightly jaded—made its debut in 2001 and the company never **looked**back. 

Bezels & Bytes
Two Bay Area women – Sarah Shapiro and Melissa Koerner – who hailed from Bloomingdales and Gap Inc., respectively, were introduced by mutual friends and realized they had a lot in common. They were both new moms with a love of fashion who wore (and loved) fitness trackers, and both were disenchanted with the bands that came along with their trackers. They quickly joined forces to launch Bezels & Bytes – a collection of bands to tech-cessorize wearables like the Apple Watch.  

W.H. Petronela
Covet quality, not quantity. That’s Judy Vojtech’s mantra, and it’s the inspiration behind her collection of handbags designed to last a lifetime. What’s more, a portion of each sale is donated to H.O.P.E a nonprofit organization founded by Judy that addressing the needs of at-risk youth. 

Skeem Design
Founder Suji Meswani ditched the corporate world to pursue her passion for design. The result is Skeem Design, a collection of chic home accessories including match bottles, candles and incense. Not only is everything made in the USA, candles and match bottles come in containers designed to be repurposed. 

November Rain
Belinda Coker’s collection of waterproof rain ponchos is her second successful business. As the founder of Envirosax, a collection of reusable market bags, Belinda believes that friendly environmental practices are a non-neogtiable part of anything she designs. Not only are the rain ponchos printed using a waterless method, 10% of November Rain revenues are donated to organizations dedicated to clean water initiatives in developing countries.

And of course, our ladies at Ann Magnin Inc, an agency founded and run by women since press releases were printed on paper. :)

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Get the perfect at-home pedicure with tips from beauty expert, Skyy Hadley

Check out our guide to get the perfect at-home pedicure with tips from beauty expert, Skyy Hadley

The tools you need to get a spa-like pedicure at home:
•        Cuticle remover 
•        Cuticle pusher 
•        Cuticle nipper 
•        Nail clippers
•        Nail file
•        Nail polish remover
•        Cotton balls or pads
•        Base and top coat

Here is a step-by-step guide to get the perfect pedicure:
•        Apply cuticle remover and allow it to sit for the time indicated on the packaging
•        Using a cuticle pusher, push cuticles back away from the base of your toenails. Clean feet with your body wash or soap to wash away cuticle remover
•        Use a cuticle nipper to very carefully remove any loose cuticle or hangnails. You don’t want to cut into your cuticles. Nicking this area can lead to infection.
•        If necessary, trim nails down to a good length
•        Use a nail file to smooth and shape your toenails
•        Using a cotton ball or pad, wipe each toenail with nail polish remover to remove excess oils
•        Next, apply a base coat to all toenails
•        Add nail color, apply two coats
•        Clean up, use a nail brush or an orangewood stick and polish remover to remove any polish slips
•        Finish by applying a clear top coat to protect your work

To make your feet less rough/sough stick your feet in a tub of warm water for about 15 minutes. You can add a capful of distilled white vinegar and/or a few drops of tea tree oil if you’re concerned about fungal infections. For water retention or particularly achy feet, toss in a couple of tablespoons of Epsom salts. Next, to slough off the dead skin, gently dry your feet, then have at the bottom of your feet with a serious foot file. I recommend using a Ped Egg to get rid of the dead skin.

For applying polish to prevent chipping or smudging reapply a layer or clear topcoat every two to three days. 
I recommend using two particular products to make your pedicure last longer: 
•        Lauren B. Gel-Like Top Coat gives you a long-lasting gleam without all the harmful chemicals

•        Sally Hansen Vitamin E Nail & Cuticle Oil increases nail flexibility and helps softens nails

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

OVERBOARD | Debut Trailer Released!

I seriously CANNOT WAIT for this movie!!  

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM) / Pantelion Films / 3 PAS Studios have released the debut trailer of OVERBOARD, a fresh take on the romantic comedy, starring Eugenio Derbez and Anna Faris. Two separate worlds come together when a handsomely rich playboy, Leonardo, suffers a head injury that wipes his memory, and leaves him in the care of his disgruntled former employee, Kate.

OVERBOARD is available in theaters everywhere on April 13, 2018!

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Sally Hansen Design 3D // Sweater-Weather Knits

Winter is the perfect time to show off all your favorite wool fashions. If you thought chunky knits were just for scarves and sweaters think again. It turns out yours nails can also get in on the sweater-weather action thanks to a new beauty craze that’s guaranteed to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

That’s right, sweater-inspired manicures are a real thing so now you can embrace the cold temperatures by wrapping your nails up in your favorite knit with the limited-edition Sally Hansen Design 3D Appliques kit.

Knit: The coziest trend of the season can be paired with your favorite sweater

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Valentine's Day Nails // Skyy Hadley

Whether you're spending Valentine’s Day with a significant other or watching rom-coms with your BFF, nothing's more festive than a pink or red manicure. Show your hands some love with these fun Valentine's Day-inspired nail ideas from beauty expert, Skyy Hadley to take your look to the next level.

A lesson in red: If you can't decide which color is your perfect red, just try them all at once for this monochromatic look.

Pink lines: Simply add a strip of thin tape horizontally, then paint over in your favorite pink lacquer. Wait until tacky, then remove the tape. Once the color is completely dry, finish the look with a clear top coat.