Friday, January 20, 2017

The Ultimate Work Out Bag by JEMMA Bags

On the hunt for a new workout bag? Looking for something that is practical yet stylish ... well look no further - JEMMA by Joanna Lau has designed the ultimate workout bag. 

Birdie” by JEMMA takes you from workout to work in no time with its dedicated pockets for laptop and additional essentials for every #bossinheels, workout apparel, and even a hidden special compartment for athletic / gym shoes – washable drawstring laundry bag and cosmetics bag included.

The stylish, functional work-gym bag retails at $198, and is available in a variety of colors. And did I mention Katherine Schwarzenegger happens to be a fan of the bag!
Joanna Lau, Founder & CEO and Katherine Schwarzenegger 

About JEMMA Bag

JEMMA was founded with founder Joanna Lau’s work life in mind. The objective was to design handbags specifically for the modern day working woman who appreciates classic elegance and sensibility, while leading the way for her to connect with like-minded women through a brand community, called #JEMMAGirls. JEMMA empowers women of any profession to be fashion-forward and organized, while personifying ambition and the go-getter approach.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Celebrate the Year of the Rooster with M∙A∙C Cosmetics

With the Chinese New Year bringing new beginnings, M∙A∙C is bringing a new collection – M∙A∙C Year of the Rooster!  This assortment of festive products is available online & in-store January 12th through February 23rd. 

This celebration of the Year of the Rooster calls for a new line-up of eyeliner, primer, eyebrow pencils, lipsticks, blushes, and eyeshadows that invite good luck and good fortune to all. 

1. M∙A∙C Lipstick in Dangerous, $17
2. M∙A∙C Pentultimate Eye Liner in Rapidblack, $21
3. M∙A∙C Eyeshadow x 9 in Year of the Rooster, $32
4. M∙A∙C Eye Brows in Lingering, $17
5. M∙A∙C Powder Blush in Dame, $23
6. M∙A∙C Prep + Prime Natural Radiance in Radiant Pink, $42

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Get the Golden Globes Beauty Look with Artis Brushes!

Since there was just SO much to talk about from the recent Golden Globes, I wanted to share with you some bold beauty trends we noticed front and center – amongst the lovely ladies and dashing men!  Always keeping a finger on the pulse of what’s trending, Artis brushes are an essential tool and ultimate makeup (and grooming!) must-have for recreating the night’s top looks!  

See below our picks for the top 5 trends from the night, which stars rocked them and how to get the look at home!

The Trend: Bronzed and Beautiful Men

  • As Seen On: Ryan Gosling, Ryan Reynolds, Jimmy Fallon, Chris Pine
  • Get the Look: Artis Elite Mirror Palm Brush ($65) to apply beard-grooming oil (if applicable) and follow with self-tanner/bronzer 

The Trend: Luminous, Clean Skin


The Trend: Smokey Eyes

The Trend: Soft, Romantic Makeup 

  • As Seen On: Emma Stone, Carrie Underwood, Hailee Steinfeld
  • Get the Look: Apply cream or powder blush with Artis Elite Smoke Oval 6 ($57), and apply lip color with Artis Elite Smoke Circle 1 ($36). 


The Trend: Plunging Necklines

  • As Seen On: Jessica Chastain, Zoe Saldana, Mandy Moore, Gina Rodriguez
  • Get the Look: Apply moisturizer and any illuminating/skin perfecting products to the body with the Artis Elite Mirror Palm Brush ($65).


Monday, January 09, 2017

LORAC x Jenna Dewan Tatum at The Golden Globes After Party

Jenna Dewan Tatum glammed out last night as she heated up the Golden after party in a chillingly dark ensemble. Celebrity Makeup Artist Patrick Ta enlisted LORAC Los Angeles to create Jenna’s smoldering look.

“Jenna's Julien MacDonald dress inspired me to create a dramatic look which we conveyed with the modern smudgy winged liner " – Patrick Ta, Celebrity Makeup Artist

LORAC Front Of The Line PRO Eye Pencil, Black ($20)
LORAC Pocket PRO 2 Eye Shadow Palette ($18)
LORAC PRO Mascara ($23)

LORAC Alter Ego Lip Liner, Goddess ($17)
LORAC Alter Ego Lipstick, Goddess ($17)

LORAC PRO Brow Pencil, Black ($19)

LORAC Baked Matte Satin Blush, Exposed ($12)

LORAC TANtalizer Highlighter & Matte Bronzer Duo ($33)
LORAC POREfection Baked Perfecting Powder ($33)

LORAC Double Feature Concealer & Highlighter ($25)
PRO Tip: Apply the cream highlight with your finger on the high points of your face for an all over glow

Nicole Kidman: The Ethereal Rock Chick @ 2017 Golden Globes

Nicole Kidman at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards
The Ethereal Rock Chick Look

Monday, December 26, 2016

Easy, Effortless Holiday!

New Year's Eve is just around the corner and it’s time to plan your stunning glam looks! John Frieda, Sun Bum, TouchBack and Wink Brow Bar have made getting these looks at home that much easier!

Easy, effortless curls: John Frieda Spiral Curls Curling Iron

Pioneering healthy heat styling, the Spiral Curls heat styler features exclusive ionic frizz-fighting technology and true ceramic heat with LCD temperature control for accurate temperature output, the key to shiny, healthy hair.

Skip the tanning bed: Sun Bum Self-Tanning Towelettes

The new Sun Bum® Sunless Self-Tanning Towelettes not only contain the most effective ingredients like Black Walnut Leaf Extract but also are infused with a patented clear self-tanning formula that works with the proteins and amino acids in skin to produce a healthy, beachy glow.

It’s always about the brows: TouchBack BrowMarker  

Guaranteed to deliver mistake-proof results, TouchBack BrowMarker features a fine tip marker, which deposits the perfect amount of color for even, natural-looking coverage.

Or leave it to the pros: Wink Brow Bar

“Brows should compliment your face, not take over. The main problem area where my clients overdo it at home, is at the very front of their brow. If this area becomes too harsh or heavy, it looks off. If in doubt, do not put any powder or pencil in the very front. Start where your arch starts and take baby steps.” – Umbreen Sheikh, founder 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

All I Want For Christmas is Hollie Watman

Holiday shopping for friends and family is a must but don't forget to treat yourself with a little something. Hollie Watman has a little bit of everything for every fit, positive-minded, and professional kind of woman. A New York native, Hollie Watman, has fused her love of travel, fitness, and art as a source of inspiration for her swim and athleisure brand to create designs for smart and confident women. On almost every piece Hollie Watman prints a private "pep talk" encouraging you to be your best self. Below are a selection of special edition pieces perfect for a gift to a family member, a friend, a co-worker, your boss, or just simply to yourself! 

For the graphic tee glover:

For the no excuses gal:

For the health and wellness fanatic:

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Knitting is the New Yoga - The "Me Time" Scarf from Wool and the Gang

Introducing a new way to meditate: the “Me Time" Scarf from Wool and the Gang, featuring a knit kit with all of the materials needed to craft a striped scarf. 

This kit includes the new “Feeling Good” striped yarn. The concept? You simply knit rows of a single color, and when the color of the yarn changes, it’s time to stop for the day.  Each stripe of color should take approximately 20 minutes to complete, meaning that anyone can find some “me time” to relax and knit.  Perfect for everyone from knitting novices to master knitters. 

Knitting has been proven as a way to experience the state of “flow” - a feeling of zen and mindfulness, similar to yoga or meditation – and this project is the perfect way to practice 20 minutes a day.

Available in Northern Lights Green (black + turquoise green), Clear Blue Sky (light blue + ivory white) and Milky Way (black + gray) for $47, including gorgeous rosewood knitting needles at

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Deck the Halls - Safely!

Thanksgiving is over and it’s time to start decking the halls! But not many of us know about the dangers lurking in our holiday d├ęcor. With these simple steps from health and wellness expert and author Sophia Ruan Gushee, you can make sure you and your kids have the safest holiday season yet! 

Sophia Ruan Gushee

Christmas Lights 

  • Lead may be in the vinyl that insulates the electrical wires of many Christmas lights.
  • Healthier alternatives may be lights that comply with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances standard, which limits lead levels to no more than 1,000 parts per million.
  • Other toxicants used in Christmas lights are most likely not listed on the label. So wear gloves when handling lights, especially old ones.
  • Toxic Trees
  • Artificial Christmas trees are commonly made with PVC. Choose a freshly cut or live tree instead. Buy a Christmas tree that has been grown without pesticides, if possible.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

National Sleep Comfort Month with Spa @ Home

November is National Sleep Comfort Month and there’s no better way to get a good night’s rest than waking up to smooth, luminous skin!

Sleep comfortably while you get your beauty rest thanks to the new Spa @ Home by Masque Bar Sleeping Mask! Designed to be left on overnight, this sleeping mask enriched with Lavender Extract helps to relieve dry irritated skin. The scent from the Lavender helps you have a good night sleep while Aloe, Witch Hazel and Plant derived ingredients help leave skin feeling moisturized and brightened!