Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Protect Your Skin This Summer with ZO Skin Health

When it comes to skin health, prevention can be simple: Minimize UV damage, prevent DNA damage and protect skin from the environment to improve overall skin health. ZO Skin Health’s SPF products can help.

Additionally, light from your computer screen and infrared light can also cause free radical damage and aging. Choose a sunscreen such as ZO Skin Health Ossential® Smart Tone to protect against the full spectrum of harmful rays.

•         Oclipse® Sunscreen + Primer SPF 30 (30 mL, $65): This multiple-defense sun protection system shields skin from UVA/UVB and HEV (high energy visible) light, and IR-A (infrared rays), all while smoothing skin and minimizing the look of lines and wrinkles. The sunscreen features a universal tint to ensure skin is never left with white streaks, and harnesses natural melanin’s photo-protective compounds. Use the two-in-one product as both a sunscreen and a primer, leaving skin soft, silky and ready for makeup. 

•         Oclipse® Smart Tone SPF 50 (45 mL, $70): This highly advanced sunscreen features a sheer tinted primer to match any skin tone without the white streaks of traditional sunscreen. A blend of iron oxides and mica create a pressure-released color system for natural-looking, customizable color. Formulated to protect against both UVA/UVB and HEV (high energy visible) light, and IR-A (infrared rays), the sunscreen features an exclusive 12-hour time-release antioxidant complex to guard against photodamage. 

•         Oclipse® Sun Spray SPF 50 (118 mL, $65): Guard against photodamage with this broad-spectrum sunscreen. The spray features a breakthrough, one touch, all-angle spray system that provides uniform, even coverage for the entire face and body. The non-greasy formula was uniquely formulated with an exclusive 12-hour time-release antioxidant complex, which shields skin from both UVA/UVB and HEV (high energy visible) light, and IR-A (infrared rays).

WHERE TO GET IT: ZO® Skin Health products are available online at and through physicians and dermatologists worldwide. 

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Get Ahead on Father's Day Shopping

Sunday, June 19th marks Father’s Day, which is just days  away! Start the shopping and get ahead with these picks that will make sure you are dad’s #1 all year round.
Nautica Voyage Sport captures the mind, body and heart it takes to endure and push beyond one’s own limits. It opens with pure, cool accents of Sea Spray Accord and Sea Salt.  This invigorating breath of fresh air is enhanced with doses of spicy Coriander and crisp Citrus Zest. The heart is a powerful aromatic combination of Geranium, Green Peppercorn, Apple and Palm Leaves, reinforcing the fragrance's bold and lush freshness. The base is a vibrant and magnetic blend of Brazil Wood, Musk, Patchouli and Vetiver.

Voyage Sport -- 1.7-fl. oz.
ESPA The Ultimate Finish Collection features three everyday essentials to cleanse, shave and moisturize for soothed, smoothed and energized skin all day. Refreshingly scented with Peppermint and Lemongrass, Invigorating Facewash naturally foams to sweep away impurities while Dual Action ShaveMud smoothes and soothes for a comfortable shave. This miracle mud also doubles as a face mask to draw out impurities and de-sensitize the skin. Finally, quench skin with The Hydrator, a nourishing moisturizer to calm post-shave skin and protect from environmental damage. All encompassed in a handy tin!

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Great NEW Fragrance for Fathers's Day Gifting!

Looking for something completely new this Father's Day?  Check out the NEW fragrance from GUESS – Dare for Men. This fragrance combines the facets of the millennial man’s adventurous and daring spirit – adventure, freedom, sexiness, strength. Dare is a statement of confidence spiked with an element of surprise. 

This woody, spicy scent can be worn during the day or night. It combines top notes of Bergamot, White Peppercorn and Juniper Berry with the heart notes of Geranium, Jasmine and Cashmere Woods and base notes of Musk, Patchouli and Cedarwood.

This fragrance is available as of June 1st for $65 at GUESS retail stores, perfumery chains, department stores and

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Ultimate Bikini Kinda Life from Billabong and John Frieda Hair Care

A fabulous new partnership between Billabong and John Frieda Hair Care! The brands are coming together to create the ultimate summer for those who are dedicated to beach filled, sea-soaked days.

Launching this May, the partnership will include a number of exclusive bi-coastal events lasting all season long. To kick off the collaboration, the brands will be releasing an exclusive A Bikini Kinda Life X Beach Blonde® kit, which will include everything beach-lovers need for flawless beach hair.

In addition, the collaboration will also include events on the East and West Coasts, exclusive social media content and a series of behind-the-scenes video vignettes that will give fans an up-close look at the lives of some of their favorite, inspiring female surfers.

The kits will be filled with a selection of travel-sized John Frieda® Hair Care products from the Beach Blonde® line, as well as coveted accessories from Billabong—ensuring you have everything you need to keep that just-off-the-beach style long after the days of summer are gone. Packaged in an ocean-printed clutch, it’s a must for wave-worshippers across the country.


  • Mini Beach Blonde® Sea Waves™ Sea Salt Spray: An original fan favorite, this iconic sea salt-infused texturizing spray is back and better than ever. Look like you spent a day at the beach without any of the sand. Simply spritz throughout hair to create a carefree, tousled look all year round.
  • Mini Beach Blonde® Cool Dip™ Purifying Shampoo: This minty-cool cleanser purifies hair to remove daily dirt and excess product, prepping it for the ultimate beachy, laid back styles. The invigorating seaweed formula purifies  and cleanses heat damaged hair.
  • Mini Beach Blonde® Smooth Seas™ Detangling Conditioner: Untie knots and snags with this minty fresh, cooling detangler. After quenching thirsty, heat damaged hair with smoothing moisture, it’s time to add tumbling waves and windblown inspired texture.
  • Billabong Bali Band Headband: Ban bad hair days for good. Featuring a twisted detail at the top and elastic at the bottom, this headwrap can stand up to the surf. Pair with top-knots, saltwater and balmy days to complete that effortless beach lover look.
  • Billabong Take Me There Clutch: Keep the coast close at hand with this photo-printed clutch. Made from 100% cotton, it features a panoramic ocean print to inspire weekend wanderings and can double as a vanity bag for your next getaway.


WHERE TO GET IT: and in select Billabong stores nationwide.

#meandjohn #billabongxjohnfrieda

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

You’re Invited to Dior Beauty’s exclusive boutique opening at Valley Fair

Join us for the Grand Opening of Dior Beauty at Valley Fair!  As one of the first Dior Beauty boutiques to open nationwide (and the first in California), you’re invited for a complimentary makeup application while enjoying light food and beverages.  Additionally Dior product samples will be available with your purchase.*

  • Dates: Thursday 4/28 - Saturday 4/30
  • Time: 12:00-6:00pm
  • Please call 408.484.3089 to RSVP for your complimentary makeup application
  • Location: Dior Beauty at Valley Fair - 2855 Stevens Creek Blvd (Level 1, Suite 1311)  in Santa Clara.

Parfums Christian Dior is the make-up and perfumery line of Christian Dior SA, based on the company created by twentieth-century fashion designer Christian Dior. It was created in 1947 with the launch of Miss Dior perfume. It features a comprehensive amount of masculine and feminine fragrances, skincare and color cosmetics.

*While supplies last.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

A Hint of Tint from Burt's Bees

Earth Day is almost here and what better way to thank our environment than wearing 100% natural makeup! Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm comes in six shades and give you the perfect amount of color, while keeping lips moisturized in the sun.

Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm

Where care meets color. Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Tinted Lip Balms offer a hint of color that cares for your lips! These lip balms provide modern and wearable sheer coverage with a delicate pear flavor in a variety of pretty hues. Moisture-rich ingredients, such as Shea Butter and Vitamin E, helps reveal smooth, healthy-looking lips.  Worn alone or layered with your favorite Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon, choose from six floral-inspired shades.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

You're Invited! Cocktail Mixer & Wedding Showcase | Crystal Jade in SF - April 19

Designed to highlight the expansive patio with panoramic bay and city views, the Crystal Jade Wedding Showcase will feature complimentary hor d’oeuvres and cocktails. We are accepting a limited amount of RSVP’s from the public. 

Guests must RSVP at to attend.

  • When: Tuesday, April 19 from 6 – 8pm
  • Where: Crystal Jade, Four Embarcadero Center, Suite 1, San Francisco, CA 94111
  • What: Crystal Jade will be hosting a cocktail mixer for Bay Area wedding enthusiasts and professionals, partnering with local wedding vendors to create a genuine reception atmosphere. We would love to take this opportunity to introduce you to Crystal Jade; a stunning wedding venue boasting 20,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space beautifully designed by Ken Fulk. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Please find images of the space below my signature.
  • About: Crystal Jade is a fine dining Chinese restaurant with a beautiful waterfront location on Embarcadero, and sweeping views of the Bay. Crystal Jade offers authentic Asian delicacies, specializing in Hong Kong, Cantonese and Chinese cuisine. The restaurant offers a unique range of private dining & event settings from small and intimate to spacious and lively, with flexible space planning. Crystal Jade is an award-winning F&B brand from Singapore, with more than 110 outlets and 25 years’ experience in delighting customers. 

Friday, April 15, 2016

Coachella: Beauty and Skincare Must-Haves

Music festival time is upon us, with Coachella kicking off as we speak!  Check out a few of our fave must-have skincare, beauty and hair items to keep on hand during music festival season! 

  • Sun Bum 'Cool Down' Hydrating After Sun Gel 
    • Vitamin E enriched, our soothing Aloe Gel will rehydrate your sun-baked skin and ease the pain of a burn and help prevent peeling! 
  • Sun Bum SPF 30 Original Sunscreen Lotion 
    • This moisturizing sunscreen formula will protect your skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays while enriching your skin with Vitamin E!
  • Sun Bum SPF 30 Face Stick 
    • Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB protection with Vitamin E is available in a convenient and easy to use Face Stick!
  • Sun Bum SPF 30 Lip Balms 
    • Smooth SPF 30 sunscreen lip balms with added Aloe and Vitamin E will protect and moisturize your lips all day long!
    • True temporary hair color that is perfect for some added fun at any musical festival!
  • Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water SPF 30 
    • This primer water technology means a liquid silk-consistency—it literally glides onto your face, blends easily and moves with your skin
  • RPZL Polisher Brush
    • This lightweight hair brush is made for both combing through hair with ease and styling great looks! Great for brushing out extensions too.


What if you’re not into wearing makeup during a music festival, but still want to look effortlessly flawless? Try the below tip! 

“Ditch the makeup and opt for a longer-lasting natural look with a lash/brow tint or eyelash extensions”
-        Umbreen Sheikh, CEO and Founder of Wink Brow Bar