Friday, July 22, 2016

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts NOW!!

It's the sale we wait all year for and it's starting NOW!!  Get in quick and snap up your favorite goodies while they last!

The annual event features amazing values on exclusive and limited-edition offerings from all of your favorite beauty brands! 

Check out a few of our favorite fabulous deals!

Bobbi Brown

$169.00  ($258 Value)

$52.50 ($165 Value)

NARS 'Survival - II' Kit $59.00 ($116 Value)

And with so many more options there is an Anniversary exclusive perfect for every beauty enthusiast! And while you’re there - don’t forget to check out Nordstrom’s Glam Out Events! 

NORDSTROM -Shop Anniversary Sale Beauty Exclusives chosen by Allure

@Nordstrom or #Nordstrom

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Are You the Next Pacifica Muse??

The Pacifica Muse Contest officially kicked off at BeautyCon Los Angeles on July 9th. The worldwide search for the new face of the vegan friendly brand is in its third year and bigger than ever. 

The grand prize winner will not only be the face of the brand for 2017, but also receive $15,000 in cash and prizes and get to collaborate with brand founder Brook Harvey Taylor on developing a special product.

To enter, applicants simply upload a 30-60 second video to Instagram explaining why they should become the next Muse, using the official #PacificaMuse hashtag. From there the top 30 videos will be chosen and challenged to another video task. 

The 2017 Muse judges include Pacifica founder Brook Harvey Taylor, 2016 Muse Rhian Harrington Yeoman, international celebrity makeup artist Fanny Maurer and Nylon Digital Editorial Director Gabrielle Korn. 

This formidable group will choose the ultimate winner on at BeautyCon NYC on October 1st. 

Monday, July 18, 2016

Discover the Spring/Summer 2016 Collection from Soma Footwear

Introducing Soma, exquisite hand-crafted, leather footwear featuring gorgeous details, intricate designs & feminine embellishments. Soma offers ethnic beaded flats -- a style of handcrafted footwear that has been around since the 17th century and originated under the Mughal Empire of India.

Soma has reinvented the traditional shoe to embody a mix of East and West fashion style identities, with special attention given to comfort and quality. This is attributed to our method of sourcing high quality leather and superior stitching by craftsmen engaged in this art for generations.

Each piece, like art, is exclusive and handmade by artisans world-renowned for their quality hand stitching
Cleverly designed for everyday comfort & style (lined with cushion and foam for support)
Available in a variety of styles and colors — embroidered, sequined, beaded, etc.
Effortlessly blends East & West fashion style identities to create innovative designs 

Check out the latest spring styles from Soma!

Instagram: @Soma__US

AQUIS, New on Sephora!

AQUIS has now launched on!  Consider your hair frizz free for the rest of your days with this amazeeee towel.  This towel comes in a hair turban and towel to essentially put your hair through rehab.  In three weeks, you will noticeably see a difference in the texture, growth and overall healthiness of your locks.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Instantly Cool Down - 7 Summer Beauty Saviors

With summer heat on the rise, cool down in more ways than one thanks to these beauty friendly essentials! From skincare saviors to refreshing recipes to hair styling alternatives, we’ve got the top 7 essentials you need to beat the heat so you look and feel good all season long:

  1. Feel refreshed and sweat free in just one swipe thanks to Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths! These unique towelettes that wipe away sweat, cool the body down, and leave a unique soft powder finish, so you’re left feeling completely refreshed, with no sticky residue. Unlike others, these cloths will leave skin feeling smooth and silky, instead of wet and sticky. 
  2. Moisturize irritated, eczema prone skin with a uniquely cooling formula, Curél Itch Defense Instant Soothing Moisturizing Spray. Uniquely soothing, this formula delivers a mix of light yet potent hydrators — including a proprietary ceramide complex, allantoin and panthenol — to ease parched, itchy skin right where you need it. The Proprietary Cooling Complex feels soothing like a cold compress, lending you instant relief. 
  3. Treat dark circles and under eye areas to a refreshing and cool to the touch eye zone treatment! Masque Bar Hydro Gel Eye Dark Spot Eye Patch diminishes the look of dark circles with a formula that is enriched with Gold, Adenosine and Snail Extract helps improve elasticity and brightness. It is also effective to help reduce the appearance of eye puffiness and dark circles. 
  4. Keep your body and skin hydrated with the a cold and refreshing Glowing Green Smoothie (GGS). This smoothie is a perfect whole food blend with carefully selected ingredients by celebrity nutritionist, Kimberly Snyder, that helps you consume large amounts of fiber, greens, fresh fruits and vitamin C-filled lemon, so your body can easily digest and receive maximum nutrition. The GGS is perfect and safe to consume every day as an essential foundation of your healthy diet! 
  5. Get a bronzed glow from head to toe without lying out in the heat! ESPA Naturally Radiant Gradual Tan is a nourishing and smoothing body cream that intuitively works with your skin's chemistry to develop a natural and healthy looking tan. With plant actives to create a color that gradually develops over 4 hours your skin will be left bronzed and radiant. With a combination of Shea Butter, Coconut and Sweet Almond Oil the skin is left feeling deeply hydrated and soft. 
  6. Cool down and fight blemishes before they start with Bioré Blemish Fighting Ice Cleanser. This refreshing liquid cleanser targets and removes dirt and oil that can cause blemishes, leaving you with clear skin. The deep, yet gentle cleanser invigorates and cools as it removes over 99% of dirt and oil.
  7. During these hot summer months, spend less time struggling with your hairdryer with help from DreamDry’s NEW DreamTurban™! Made from an incredibly plush, extra-absorbent fabric, the DreamTurban™ significantly reduces hair’s drying time, leaving it healthy and shiny. The machine-washable wrap’s unique design features an elastic band at the end of the turban and a button at the base, allowing you to secure the wrap in place while you get ready for your day. 

Friday, July 08, 2016

Wet Hair, Don't Care: New DreamDry Turban

Dry your hair in half the time with DreamDry’s NEW DreamTurban™!  Featured in THE ZOE REPORT's Summer Box of Style, Easy as 1, 2, 3 – the chicest way to dry your hair from the premier blow-dry and styling salon by Rachel Zoe.

"I use this DreamTurban™ every time I wash my hair — I even travel with it. I love I that can throw it on before bed and wake up with smooth, frizz-free hair. Sometimes I even use it with a conditioner oil, then wrap it up for a deep-conditioning treatment.”   - RACHEL ZOE

Unlike cotton towels, this gentle turban doesn’t weigh down or pull on your hair.  Made from an incredibly plush, extra-absorbent fabric, the DreamTurban™ significantly reduces hair’s drying time, leaving it healthy and shiny.   The machine-washable wrap’s unique design features an elastic band at the end of the turban and a button at the base, allowing you to secure the wrap in place while you get ready for your day.   

The DreamTurban™ is available for $30 at and DreamDry salons.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Tomorrow is International MUD Day!!

Yep.  You read that right.  International MUD Day!  Who knew?  The creators of International Mud Day wanted to find a way to help all of the children of the Earth feel closer to each other…and what a better way to do it than through the Earth itself?  Personally, I am all about the fabulous benefits to my skin from all the glorious minerals found in mud.  Wanna see what I am doing to celebrate?  Check out these two gorgeous products:

PUR Cosmetics Dirty Girl Detoxifying Mudd Masque
Dirty Girl Detoxifying Mudd Masque helps unclogs pores, clarifies and gently exfoliates all skin types with a blend of deep cleaning natural clays and soothing botanicals.  Featuring Pascalite – a unique form of bentonite clay – it absorbs pore-clogging impurities for a visibly fresher, more radiant complexion, while salicylic acid sloughs away dead skin and debris. 

ESPA Pink Hair & Scalp Mud
Using mineral rich red clays, this unique conditioning treatment mud mask leaves hair soft and smooth. Vitamin C-rich watercress and Apricot kernel oil soothes and nourishes your scalp, while the red clay stimulates circulation to help boost growth and strengthen and promote healthy, glossy, manageable hair.

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!