Monday, November 19, 2018

bareMinerals and Ulta Give Back!

Of course, everyone loves getting presents during the holidays, but one of the best things about the season is giving - giving gifts to loved ones, and giving to those in need. This holiday season, with every bareMinerals purchase bareMinerals will donate $1 to the Ulta Beauty Charitable Foundation to bring joy and opportunity to women and families.

For each bareMinerals product purchased from Ulta Beauty (in-store or online) between 11/4/18 and 11/21/18, bareMinerals will donate $1.00 to the Ulta Beauty Charitable Foundation, with a maximum donation of $100,000. Visit to learn more about the Ulta Beauty Charitable Foundation’s efforts to enhance the education and well-being of women and girls throughout our communities

Monday, July 02, 2018

Celebrate National Bikini Day In The Sun!

Get ready for fun in the sun on July 5th in honor of National Bikini Day. Life’s a beach, so everybody should feel confident in their own skin. There is no better way to get #BikiniReady than with top notch bikini body essentials from IMAGE Skincare and Curél. 

Gain immediate beach bod confidence by saying goodbye to cellulite, and hello to CELL.U.LIFT. IMAGE Skincare BODY SPA CELL.U.LIFT® firming body crème was created by plastic surgeons as a solution to skin laxity and cellulite. The crème works to strengthen weak collagen fibers that cause sagging and visibly reduces the volume of lipid cells to help sculpt a firm, smooth appearance. It is formulated for skin laxity on legs, thighs, arms, stomach and neck, pre- and post-pregnancy use to support skin elasticity on the stomach, as well as post-liposuction to support skin shrinkage. ($70; 

After a long and hot day in the sun, quench your skin’s thirst by using Curél Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer. The wet skin moisturizer is activated by water on freshly-showered skin and penetrates deeply into the skin’s surface to heal dryness for soft, healthy skin you can only imagine. After showering, your pores are open, providing an easy pathway for moisture to absorb into just-showered skin. This moisturizer will have your skin radiating inside and out! 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Celebrate National Pink Day with KORRES, IMAGE SKINCARE AND LAVANILA!

National Pink Day is coming up next week (yes, a holiday dedicated to all things PINK)— Saturday, June 23rd and there is no better way to celebrate than with your favorite millennial pink products. Add a pop of pink to your #shelfie with these (cute) effective skincare products from KORRES, IMAGE Skincare and LAVANILA— you won’t regret it! 

KORRES Pomegranate AHAs & Enzymes Resurfacing Mask is the answer to skin texture improvement and pore minimization. It is powered by glycolic acid as well as pomegranate grains and extract to purify the skin. The mask exfoliates in three distinct ways: mechanical, chemical and enzymatic. It balances excess sebum ensuring your complexion looks and feels its best.  

IMAGE Skincare ORMEDIC sheer pink lip enhancement complex is a subtly tinted lip moisturizer that instantly infuses lips with soothing hydration while improving the appearance and volume of lip contours. It diminishes fine lines and contains an anti-aging complex that supports collagen in the lips, so they look naturally firm and full. This lip enhancement complex offers a beautifully sheer, rosy tint. ($19;  

LAVANILA The Healthy Deodorant, Elements Collection Vanilla + Air has been designed for creativity as it awakens your mind and unleashes your creative energy. The essential oils used in this particular deodorant include violet, rose and Madagascar vanilla. The Elements Collection uses specially curated blends of essential oils to awaken our connection to the Elements and the immense power within them. This All-Natural deodorant provides superior, long-lasting odor protection. Soothing essential oils blend with powerful antioxidants and beta glucan technology for daily defense and nourishment. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Celebrate National Red Rose Day with KORRES

Stop and smell the roses because it's National Red Rose Day! Now is the perfect time to embrace the power of roses, often found in KORRES skincare products. KORRES has an entire Wild Rose collection dedicated to this efficacious ingredient, including the below skincare regimen: 

NEW KORRES Wild Rose 15% Vitamin C Spotless Serum harnesses Wild Rose Oil in combination with Super Vitamin C to effectively brighten skin and treat all signs of ageing. The unique, double phase oil-and-water treatment has the significant ability to repair fine lines, deeply nourish skin and diminish skin discolorations. The intensive face serum contains no synthetic fragrance and is to be used as an intensive face serum treatment day and/or night. For maximum skin tone repair, layer with Wild Rose Vitamin C Brightening Sleeping Facial and Wild Rose Vitamin C Active Brightening Oil at night. The 10% Wild Rose Oil is used to brighten and improve radiance and skin discoloration while improving fine lines. Another key ingredient, 15% Super C is the highest concentration of clinically effective stabilized Vitamin C. This potent ingredient increases your skin’s absorption of ascorbic acid by 1000%, offering significant dark spot and discoloration repair while evening skin tone. Additionally, Bisabolol & Ginger root extract is a potent synergistic blend of natural anti-irritants that act against inflammation cause by air pollutants, harsh temperatures, and UV radiation. 

KORRES Wild Rose Vitamin C Brightening Sleeping Facial is an overnight facial-in-a-jar with a unique soufflé texture that melts instantly into the skin for intense hydration and brightening overnight. The formula contains a generous dose of Wild Rose Oil, boosted with stabilized Super Vitamin C, turmeric extract and hyaluronic acid for softer, smoother, and more radiant skin by the morning. The Sleeping Facial also addresses early signs of ageing and wrinkles by helping promote skin elasticity.

KORRES Wild Rose Vitamin C 24-Hour Moisturiser is formulated with a range of natural ingredients that moisturize and brighten the complexion. This new formula of a global best-seller is boosted with the new Patch H2O Complex for a lightweight water texture that quickly absorbs into skin and offers immediate hydration. Wild Rose Oil, combined with stabilized Super Vitamin C and turmeric extract helps to improve the appearance of fine lines and even skin tone to reveal smoother and younger-looking skin.

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, soufflé-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