Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Celebrate International Fragrance Day with Lavanila Laboratories!! SAVINGS TODAY ONLY!

Celebrate International Fragrance Day with Lavanila Laboratories! Get 30% Lavanila’s The Healthy Fragrance Collection today only using the code LAVIFD. Lavanila uses natural, fresh ingredients that are free of harsh chemicals and dermatologist recommended.

Find your new favorite perfume by trying scents like Vanilla Coconut and Fresh Vanilla Lemon. Each fragrance starts with a warm base of Madagascar vanilla and layers on a unique blend of pure essential oils for an exquisite expression of nature that captures a mood, a memory, or a moment in time. ($58; Lavanila.com) 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Coachella Beauty Essentials

With Coachella only a few weeks away, it’s never too early to start thinking about what you need to pack! Be sure to have these beauty necessities ready before you head to the desert – so you’ll be looking fresh, styled and festival ready all weekend long! Get tousled beach waves with the Cuvée Beauty Champagne Spray. A styling spray that creates definition for a lived-in, tousled look. This signature product creates elegant movement and effortless waves for a piece-y modern silhouette. Their lightweight formula has a clean feel leaving you with second day hair every day. ($45; Revolve.com)

Protective Treatment
Make a statement with Minis by Violent Lips – the first ever all-purpose temporary tattoo. Their unique line of small temporary appliqués are made for the lips, face, nails, and body! Minis are the perfect way to make a little yet memorable statement this year at Coachella. ($9.99 for a pack of 100; ViolentLips.com)

Keep your hair out of your face while staying on trend, with the Hairdo French Braid Band! Simply slide on the braid band as you would with any elasticized headband. It’s the perfect and easy way to add an extra wow
factor to a simple hairstyle! ($10; Ulta and Ulta.com

Store the Lavanila Laboratories Mini Sport Luxe Deodorant in your bag to stay fresh all day long while dancing in the sun. This deodorant was created for life in motion. Lavanila’s proprietary, award-winning beta glucan technology is infused with SmartSport™ for high-performance defense and nourishment. It bursts with long-lasting vanilla breeze freshness to break down sweat molecules and deliver superior, invisible, all-natural odor protection. ($9; Lavanila.com

Friday, March 17, 2017

Go Green For Saint Patrick's Day

Go green and celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day this Friday with a few key “green” beauty essentials! 

KORRES Body Butter in Basil Lemon will have your skin glowing like a pot of gold. A rich, luxurious, and beautifully scented cream enriched with shea butter to soften, moisturize, and rejuvenate the skin. Sunflower, almond, and avocado oils nourish, .

KORRES Basil Lemon Body Butter

For a natural deodorant to keep you fresh all day and night for the Saint Patrick’s Day festivities, try LAVANILA Laboratories The Healthy Fragrance-Free Deodorant. This deodorant provides superior, long-lasting odor protection for even the most sensitive skin. Healing moringa oil blends with powerful antioxidants and beta glucan technology for extra gentle defense and nourishment.

Lavanila  The Healthy Deodorant Super Sensitive Fragrance Free

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Celebrate International Women's Day

Celebrate International Women's Day with the latest trends created by entrepreneurial, inspiring women.

Lavanila Laboratories, founded by Danielle Raynor is a pioneer in naturals. Made from the purest, natural and organic ingredients and completely free of harsh chemicals, they are committed to breakthrough products that deliver beautiful, long-lasting results. Danielle started Lavanila because she believed in a new generation of healthy beauty products that were better, safer and smarter. As a mother with two small children, she wanted products made from skin-loving, vitamin rich ingredients and products free of harsh, potentially toxic chemicals that seemed dangerous to the body and the planet. Lavanila.com

Cuvee Beauty, founded by Rachel Katzman is a haircare line that offers six high-performance, unisex haircare essentials – from shampoo and conditioner to styling balm and the signature Champagne spray –all containing the brand’s proprietary Cuvée Complex™ —a unique blend of champagne, white truffle, and platinum ferment extracts combined with resveratrol, ceramides, plant proteins, and botanicals. Rachel discovered serendipitously that champagne creates amazing results for hair. On her 21st birthday party in Vegas, she was sprayed with 21 bottles of champagne, and loved the way her hair felt afterwards. CuveeBeauty.com

Violent Lips, founded in 2011 by Isabella and Sophia Haddad is the first ever temporary lip tattoo company. At just 13 and 9 years old, the sisters were playing around with temporary tattoos. As a joke, they affixed them onto their lips and just like that the idea for temporary lip art was born. Fast forward 5 years later and their company, Violent Lips, is one of the fastest growing trends in beauty - being hailed as the “Future of Lipstick” by Allure Magazine. ViolentLips.com

Josie Maran Cosmetics, founded by Josie Maran, is a cosmetic line made with 100% Pure Argan Oil. Today, JMC is a global brand with the motto, "Luxury With a Conscience." They use pure, Fair Trade Argan Oil, grown and harvested responsibly by co-ops of Moroccan women who earn a living wage. They partner with earth-loving, women-empowering organizations, use eco-friendly packaging, and never stop striving to improve their products and their impact on the world. JosieMaranCosmetics.com  

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Spring Essentials

Spring is approaching and that means time to celebrate warmer weather! See below for products that will help you be Spring ready from head to toe!

Infiniti PRO by Conair Ultimate Root Booster Collection 
A collection of six root-boosting brushes, each designed with a vented barrel for up to 50% more airflow for ultra-fast drying. The Triangle Airflow Bristle™ design lifts hair right at the roots, creating unparalleled volume, bounce, and body. 

Scunci No Damage Hair Elastics 
Slide into any situation without worrying about hair slippage! Our No Damage elastics, the perfect companion to have on you, and with you each day.  These soft, metal-free elastics hold ponytails tight while working or playing. Easy to take with you for an instant style change.

Scunci Effortless Beauty No Damage Hair Elastics Large - 18 ea

The Silicone Makeup Applicator was designed to completely eliminate wasted makeup. While sponge applicators soak up large amounts of makeup during application, the MakeupDrop™ perfectly applies and blends your foundation, blush, highlighter, and concealer without absorbing one drop! Only half the amount of product is needed as compared to a traditional sponge or brush applicator. 

DDF Skincare Brightening Cleanser 
A blend of six natural skin brighteners in a foaming glycolic and salicylic gel to help noticeably minimize uneven skin tone and target age spots. Excellent for face and body as part of an overall hyperpigmentation program. Also effective in helping minimize post blemish discoloration. Licorice scent.

PHILIP B. Rejuvenating Oil 
Packed with ultra-light essential oils, our legendary conditioning treatment sinks in instantly to transform even the driest, most frazzled hair, leaving it bouncy and gleaming.

MALIN+GOETZ Revitalizing Eye Cream 
Powered by marine algae and peptides, MALIN+GOETZ’s luxe Revitalizing Eye Cream is a potent multitasker that addresses all major eye concerns, including fine lines and wrinkles, dark circles, puffiness, diminishing firmness and loss of radiance. The lightweight formula has an incredibly soft and silky texture that leaves the under-eye area looking radiant and feeling luxuriously cushioned. Intensely nourishing, hydrating and perfectly pampering, it’s the ultimate eye cream for total revitalization – MALIN+GOETZ’s most advanced ever.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Hailee Steinfeld's Sleek, Sculpted Oscar’s Hairstyle x TONI&GUY

Presenter Hailee Steinfeld stunned on the Oscar’s red carpet tonight. Celebrity Stylist Chris Appleton was inspired by the intricate detailing of her dress to create a sleek and sculpted modern updo style. “We went for a bold style to complement the mixture of classic and modern vibe given from her gown.”

 Get the Oscar’s Look: Sleek and Sculpted Wrapped Bun

  • Prep wet hair with TONI&GUY Prep Heat Protectant Spray and blow dry hair backwards away from the face using a paddle brush.
  • Once dry, section off the top half of the hair and gather the lower half into a ponytail at the back of the head.
  • Apply TONI&GUY Style Spray Wax throughout the top section for a high-shine effect and begin curling hair using a 1-inch curling iron.
  • Once cooled, gently brush the curls out and join to the existing ponytail.
  • Wrap sections of hair from the pony tail in a clockwise motion above and below, twisting into a flower shape. Secure with pins.  
  • Set the look with TONI&GUY Medium Hold Hairspray.

Get The Look Oscars | Castillo Styles Halle Berry's Hair

At the 89th Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, California, Halle Berry shined on the red carpet in her sparkling gown and voluminous curls. Her go-to stylist, Castillo, used MOP salon haircare products to create this glamorous and whimsical look. See below for his step-by-step:

Hairstylist: Castillo
Inspiration: Natural beauty, natural curls
Look: Asymmetrical Curly Afro

“It was a joint process, that took around two weeks to decide on. Halle’s been wearing her hair natural lately and we really wanted to create a style that embodied her whimsical spirit. She was blown away with the finished look, she said she felt absolutely amazing.”

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Beauty essential for fashionistas on-the-go!

Whew! Having survived yet another NYFW (FABULOUS, by the way!) I want to share a few on-the-go beauty tips garnered from the week of whirlwind glamour and back-to-back shows. These travel size beauty essentials will fit perfectly into any purse or clutch to ensure that you’re fresh and photo-ready!   

In need of a sweet-smelling fragrance that doesn’t take up too much room in your bag? Try Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Roll-On Fragrances for a quick way to smell great! Each fragrance starts with a warm base of Madagascar vanilla and layers on a unique blend of pure essential oils. Hailed as the world’s first healthy fragrance, natural technology infuses organic sugar cane alcohol with skin-saving botanicals and antioxidants for a modern twist on the classic art of perfumery. 

Repair and protect when walking from show to show with Mandarin Lip Butter Sticks from KORRES. This deeply nourishing lip treatment is formulated with a luxurious blend of softening oils, butters, and waxes. Mandarin oil refreshes and soothes dry, chapped lips while rich shea butter and sunflower waxes deeply nourish for long-lasting care and comfort. Each healing stick also features Vitamin E, known for its advanced antioxidant properties. 

Take your Cuvée Essentials wherever you go. A three-piece travel set to help prolong any style. Shampoo, Conditioner and Styling Balm are the basics for the girl on the move. Shampoo and Conditioner to gently cleanse, add shine and hydration. Styling balm will help protect, tame frizz, without weighing hair down. Now that’s glamour on the go! 

Touch up your hairstyle with Phillip B’s Russian Amber Imperial Dry Shampoo. This luxe twist on dry shampoo technology lets you create serious volume and texture without sacrificing shine. This Dry Shampoo can extend the life of your blowout by absorbing oils and neutralizing any product build-up, while leaving your hair smelling warm and sensuous like Pure Russian Amber. ($32; PhillipB.com) 

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Celebrity Beauty For The Grammys

It’s showtime! This Sunday will be the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, and when the celebrities hit the red carpet, we’re always left wondering what their beauty secrets are. Our favorite brands are here to help with some tips on how to look your best.

Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Fragrance Collection has an award winning scent for everyone. Each fragrance starts with a warm base of Madagascar vanilla and layers on a unique blend of pure essential oils for an exquisite expression of nature that captures a mood, a memory, or a moment in time. 

Cuvée Essentials is a three-piece travel set to help prolong your style until the final award. Shampoo, Conditioner and Styling Balm are the basics for the girl on the move. Shampoo and Conditioner to gently cleanse, add shine and hydration. Styling balm will help protect, tame frizz, without weighing hair down. Now that’s glamour on the go! 

Prep and prime your skin with the KORRES Greek Yoghurt Smoothie Priming Moisturiser. This weightless, protein-packed booster preps, hydrates, and strengthens skin with 26 percent Greek yogurt proteins in every serving for deep nourishment and flawless makeup application. Formulated with three types of hydrating hyaluronic acid and powerful skin-saving antioxidants and extracts, the blend gives skin inner strength for healthy-looking skin on the surface.

For a sexy pout fit for the red carpet– without the needles -- use Violent Lips' newest innovation – the InstaPlumper. Created by sisters Isabella and Sophia Haddad (19 and 15 years old), the InstaPlumper is a safe, new alternative to lip fillers, and the first-ever lip plumping appliqué. It lasts up to 8 hours and will leave you with lips that rival the look of professional injections. 

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Warby Parker + Amanda de Cadenet Introduce Stylish #girlgaze Frames

Spring is just around the corner (or so I'm told as I watch snow flurries from my window!) and while we probably have a few more weeks of fleecy sweaters and fuzzy boots it's the perfect time to start our spring style recon!

The perfect way to up your spring style is with great accessories - specifically a chic new pair of eye frames.  Whether optical or sunwear, your eye frames make a direct statement about your personal style.  This season I am in love with the new style collaboration between Warby Parker and Amanda de Cadenet (fashion and portrait photographer, she writes, directs, creates and hosts TV and online shows, and oh, she runs her own production company. It seems like there is nothing she can’t do!) 

Warby Parker has collaborated with Amanda to create Silvan and Ella, a single frame in optical and sunwear versions (both crafted in cellulose acetate) named after Amanda’s twins. Ella is an optical frame in Jet Black with bold, gold accents on the frame’s temple. Silvan, my personal fave, comes in Peony - a nod to #girlgaze’s signature pink -- in eyeglasses and with a silver reflective lens in sunglasses.