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.

Monday, February 06, 2017

Who do you love?

This Valentine’s Day, Apolis is setting out to help us spread the love— not just to that special someone, but for those who could really use some help, too.

To start, they've just launched the customizable, special-edition “I Heart” Market Bag. Handcrafted in Bangladesh and available here, the bags give you the freedom to choose what goes beneath the "I ❤️". Retailing for $68, they'll be delivered in time for Valentine's Day as long as you order before Wednesday.

If you'd rather feel the love offline, you can also take or mail an old, unwanted sweater to your closest Apolis store between January 29th and Valentine's Day. It’ll be passed along to a local homeless shelter, and your good deed will be rewarded with a 25% discount towards any new Apolis sweater. 

In case that's not reason enough to pay Apolis a visit, they'll also be hosting their second Valentine's Day Flower Shop in both the NYC and Los Angeles locations. Grab a bouquet and card on the go for a stunning and simple gift for your boo. 

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Prep For Fashion Week

With NYFW quickly approaching, it’s essential to be skin and health ready! Whether you’re on-the-go or wanting to experiment with the different beauty looks that are trending on the runway, it’s time to put all these skincare and fashion trends to the test.

AQUIS Waffle Luxe Hair Towel

Waffle Luxe sounds like she might ‘go on a bit’. Indeed, with increased surface area from the layered fabric, Waffle Luxe loves thicker hair requiring more water wicking. Great for African and Asian hair. New generation Aquitex improves absorbency and comfort. Wraps and tucks easily leaving hands free while hair dries. Dries fast with less friction, to minimize frizz and damage.

This two-in-one accessory and styling tool is a great way to add some instant glamour to any hairstyle. In just three easy steps it gives you a trendy, half-up/half-down look, with hidden Velcro to add volume and keep hair in place. 

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. 

Lumene Sisu Defend & Replenish Antioxidant Mist 

Instant recovery of your skin with a refreshing mist face. Arctic Pure spring water rich in minerals and birch sap to nourish the skin, charging it with energy with instant moisture. Antioxidant Vitamin B3 and nourish the skin while preserving its natural radiant appearance, and our cutting-edge technology that prevents pollution, saves the results, protecting the skin from the negative effects of daily. For Charging instantaneous energy and health of the skin. Bring your skin a natural radiant appearance.

DDF Advanced Firming Cream

Advanced formula contains the breakthrough Tumeric Complex, with glycerin, zinc and copper, that hydrates to firm and tighten, provides antioxidant protection for the moisture barrier, and promotes rapid surface cell turnover to help reverse the appearance of aging for younger looking skin.

MALIN+GOETZ Recovery Treatment Oil 
Our luxurious facial treatment combines nine natural oils to help protect skin from free radical damage and renew skin’s appearance. Evening primrose, argan and jojoba oils help to boost hydration, reinforce skin’s moisture barrier, and soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Grapeseed and rosehip oils deliver essential vitamins C and E to prevent free radical damage, improve elasticity, and restore a healthy complexion. Geranium and borage oils help to reduce inflammation and balance skin by normalizing oil production. When applied daily, skin feels softer, looks smoother and takes on a youthful radiance.

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. 

How To Use:
Simply apply primer, foundation, powder, cream blush or any other complexion product directly to either side of the MakeupDrop™ and blend across the face for flawless results. 

How To Clean:
The MakeupDrop™ is easily cleaned with soap and water, and is perfect for those who hate messy makeup fingers!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Chic Valentine's Day-Inspired Accessories That Will Set Your Heart Aglow

What’s pink, pretty and chic all over? Electra fashion bikes, of course! Check out some of Electra’s accessories and bicycles that are sure to show the love in the most fashionable way possible this Valentine's Day!
What color is more Valentine’s Day appropriate than pink? Check out the Loft 7D ($549.99), available in Pink Macaroon.

The Dutch-inspired Amsterdam in Deep Pink ($660) is the perfect classic meets modern accessory. 

Decked out in colorful hearts, the Heartchya 3i ($769.99) will have you riding in style.

Hop on the Tandem 7i ($1,319.99) for a Valentine’s Day cruise your honey will never forget

Electra’s ringer bells ($9.99) fit standard bicycle handlebars and make a sweet, small gift

Stay chic and safe with Electra’s helmet in Rose Quartz ($70)

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Skincare Tips for the Winter Blues from M·A·C Cosmetics

There’s no more important time to take care of your skin than winter. We’ve rounded up skincare tips and essential products from M•A•C Cosmetics to help you adjust your beauty regimen to protect your skin from the harsh weather and beat those winter blues.   

  • Condition with the new Prep + Prime Essential Oils for extra hydration by applying to the skin after cleansing 
  • Hydrate with Prep + Prime Skin Base Visage, the best-selling moisturizer that adds radiance to the skin 
  • Exfoliate with Lip Scrubtious, the new sugar-based lip conditioner that gently buffs away dry and flaky skin
  • Opt for lightweight coverage with the Studio Waterweight Foundation, a favorite among M•A•C Pro artists for its ability to mimic skin
  • Finish with Prep + Prime Fix+ setting spray, a “must have” product from M•A•C Senior Artist John Stapleton 

Shu Uemura: Battle Ultimate Cold With Ultimate Remedy

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Rodan + Fields: Life-Changing Skincare

Now’s the perfect time to take a closer look in the mirror and set your skincare goals for 2017. Perhaps you’re no stranger to skin woes, and you’ve been striving for clear skin from a young age. Or maybe you’re just beginning to see crow’s feet and expression lines show up. In any case, remember that your choices and skin habits today will affect the way you look and feel tomorrow, next year and well into the future.

Everyone's skin is unique. Whatever your complexion craves, there is a Rodan + Fields regimen for you.

Start with a skincare assessment to identify your current needs. All the products at R+F are based on Multi-Med Therapy, it combines the right ingredients in the right formulations and in the right order—so you can see the best possible results. To find which regimen is right for you go to scroll down to the solutions tool. Simply answer the questions. You will be directed to the right products for your needs. 

Once you’ve found the right skincare system for your concerns, follow each step of your regimen every day— you have to stick to a daily skincare routine! The more you add or subtract products, the harder it is for your skin to find its balance. Rodan and Fields products have the right ingredients in the right formulation, in the right order, so be patient and stick with it!

Younger-looking skin doesn’t happen overnight. When using new products, it may take several weeks for your skin to adjust before you start seeing improvement—don’t be discouraged. With a diligent approach, you can combat the effects of time and the environment for a firmer, more radiant, flawless-looking complexion.
No matter where you are on the journey to a healthier, younger-looking complexion, it’s never too late to change your skin’s destiny. After accounting for genetics, you actually have control over 80 percent of how your skin ages*—now that’s great skin potential.

*Source: Write Your Skin a Prescription for Change, by Dr. Katie Rodan & Dr. Kathy Fields.

Never heard of Rodan and Fields?

Is a skincare company committed to connecting people with the products, the knowledge, the resources and the opportunities to change skin and to change lives. They offer effective, clinically proven products to customers, as well as business opportunities to our Independent Consultants.

All products use Multi-Med™ Therapy, which is designed to deliver the right medicines, in the right formulations, in the right order to transform your skin. We offer products to treat:

  • Wrinkles, pores and loss of firmness
  • Brown spots, dullness and sun damage
  • Acne, blemishes and breakouts
  • Sensitive, irritated skin and facial redness 
  • And more!

All products are sold here:

Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields are the originating doctors who created Pro Active! They still practice dermatology in San Francisco! They have taken their expertise (which is much more than treating acne) and developed other products. They have been a part of the development, testing, and usage of every one of the products. They have been written up in Forbes magazine, Elle magazine, Womans Day, the Today Show and many others. The acne regimen UNBLEMISH is the #1 premium acne brand in the U.S. and RODAN+FIELDS is the #1 fastest growing skincare brand in the u.s. over the last five years. Now that says something!

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