Thursday, July 02, 2015

All American Brands for the All American Beauties!

With the Fourth right around the corner, we can’t help but embrace our patriotic side by celebrating with some all-American beauty. These products, nourishing us from head to toe, are all American-made, good-for-you formulas that'll have you covered wherever your holiday travels may take you, from coast to coast and anywhere in between.  Burt’s Bees’ headquarters in North Carolina and founded by beekeeper, Burt Shavitz; Clark’s Botanicals’ from New York, a father and son skincare line, formulated after an accident causing a magazine editor to be paralyzed; and Sun Bum created in Cocoa Beach, Florida with a shining focus on sunscreen and protection!

Burt’s Bees Renewal Firming Day Lotion with SPF 30 

Founded in Maine and with headquarters located in Durham, NC, Burt's Bees is a true representation of American-made. And this Summer, take some of their newest launches and fan-favorites on the road. 

Their NEW Renewal Firming Day Lotion SPF 30 is a lightweight, fast-absorbing moisturizer that has clinically shown to help improve firmness and reduce the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles. Powerful natural anti-aging ingredients help restore the appearance of your skin’s smooth, firm texture, while natural broad spectrum SPF 30 protects against sun damage.

Sensitive Facial Cleansing Towelettes with Cotton Extract

The Sensitive Facial Cleansing Towelettes with Cotton Extract takes one simple step, they kindly remove your make-up, while cleansing and toning your skin. Lovingly created with Cotton Extract to soften your skin, Rice Extract to moisturize and Aloe to soothe, each natural towelette is as gentle as gentle can be.

Burt’s Bees Vanilla Bean Moisturizing Lip Balm

Their Vanilla Bean Moisturizing Lip Balm is a luxuriously complex and comforting lip balm bursting with all-natural vanilla. Couple that with moisturizing Shea Butter and soothing Vitamin E, and you’ve got a true treat for happy lips.

Clarks Botanicals Age Defying Radiance Cream 1.7 ozClark's Botanicals Age Defying Radiance Cream

Founded by New York native Francesco Clark following a freak accident that left him paralyzed, Clark's Botanicals is a Collection of premium products and luxurious formulas. 

Francesco’s Age Defying Radiance Cream is the equivalent of applying instant glow filler to your skin. With 18 active ingredients your skin will be left feeling youthful and satin smooth.

Clark’s Botanicals Skin-Clearing Face and Body Wash

Cleanse and exfoliate your skin of any impurities with this Skin-Clearing Face and Body Wash, the refreshing jasmine absolute extract will help soothe and heal your skin.

Sun Bum Continuous SPF 70 Spray

In 2010, Sun Bum created a new high quality lifestyle brand of sun care products specifically formulated for people who live and love in the sun. Sun Bum is a small company in Cocoa Beach, Florida that makes a serious sunscreen you can entrust to protect our very own kids, spouses, and friends.

The Continuous SPF 70 Spray is an easy to use, ultra-sheer/dry touch continuous spray formula will protect your skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays while enriching your skin with Vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps to neutralize free radicals, which are the main cause of premature skin aging.

Sun Bum Beach Formula Sea Spray

Our Beach Formula Sea Spray protects your hair from the elements while giving it extra body, waves, and texture for that beach windswept look. The lightweight formula enhances strand separation and definition, instantly blocking humidity that causes frizz.

Happy 4th!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Celebrate National Orange Blossom Day with Krigler and Soap & Paper Factory

On Saturday, June 27th, we will celebrate National Orange Blossom Day. Celebrate this pleasantly fragrant flower and bring a little zest to your scent with these luxe offerings from Krigler and Soap & Paper Factory.

  • Krigler Juicy Jasmine 30Bursting with the delicate fragrance of Jasmine, this natural and fresh scent captures the feel of Cote d'Azur from Grasse, France . A bouquet of Hyacinth and fruity Orange Blossom combines with exotic Lily of the Valley and tropical Ylang-Ylang for an energetic and sparkling feel, while rich Gaiac Wood and Almond perfectly balance the fragrance. Made from the purest Jasmine flowers, this exquisite scent is spontaneous and delightful (, $320)
  • Krigler Dolce Tuberose 43Take a promenade down the Italian Riviera with this elegant and poetic scent, passing by Portofino and San Remo on a fragrance journey. The sweet scent of Tuberose mingles with warm Rose Wood and exotic Ylang-Ylang for a romantic and dreamlike feel, while captivating Geranium and classic Vanilla combine with zesty Orange Blossom for a smooth, delectable finish (, $320).

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Sumo 2 Day Flash Sale!

The more you get the more you save!

Sumo Lovers,
Do we have a sale for you! We are offering you 5% perfect off the entire store, no does not stop there! If you purchase $199 up we give you 10% off, if you purchase $299 and up why not 12.5% off? Wait, have you always wanted a huge amazing model or various ones? Here is your chance, if you purchase $399 and up we will give you 15% off! Get them while the last, they are going to fly!

Sumo Lounge Bean Bag Chairs

Monday, June 22, 2015

TREND ALERT: Bright Colors from Smashbox, Lumene

From skincare that brightens (and LOOKS gorgeous!), makeup that defined and Conair brushes that catch all the attention! Let me know if you want me to send them your way!

Smashbox Halo Longwear Blush, gorgeous Be Legendary Lip Lacquer and TouchBack BrowMarker – for a SUPER glow-y face, strong brows and berry lips!


Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C Dry Skin Cocktail and Lumene Bright Now Beauty Drops! – Prep skin and repair it at once with this peptide-rich serum and beautifying drops  to help control shine for a flawless, natural-looking matte finish all day!

Conair Impressions Brushes in gorgeous pops of color… super chic pastel Scunci hair looks!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Long-Lasting Nails = More Summer Fun!

Spend more time this summer enjoying the sunny skies than in the salon – choose a long lasting polish instead. Keep your summer mani/pedi looking sleek and fresh with great Sally Beauty products  And did you know? Sally Beauty has an UNREAL new 12-foot Nail Studio Wall with more than 750 shades of polish.

Sally Beauty

  • No other beauty supply has as extensive an assortment of colors and brands showcased side by side to facilitate easy color and texture comparisons.
  • More than 750 shades of polish, 150 kinds of nail art and over 70 treatments to care for your nails, hands and feet.
  • An enlarged polish section will house 12-feet of polish and allow room for expansion within each brand.
  • An additional dedicated 2-foot section will showcase seasonal and “on-trend” nail and cosmetic collections.

Go Wireless with your Hair Care Routine - Introducing John Frieda® New Frizz Ease® Dream Curls® Air-Dry Waves Styling Foam

It’s time to put away your hair diffuser and styling products. John Frieda® New Frizz Ease® Dream Curls® Air-Dry Waves Styling Foam is the only thing you will ever need to air dry your hair sans frizz. With innovative technology and ingredients including Moringa Oil, Frizz Ease® Dream Curls ® Air-Dry Waves Styling Foam will keep your curls intact and defined all day, while preventing frizz and the sticky residue caused by other styling products.

Celebrity hairstylist and John Frieda International Creative Consultant, Harry Josh says, “Many women face the false choice between how their hair looks and how it feels. Now, with this new air-dry styling foam, you can have the best of both worlds.”  

Embrace your soft and touchable waves this season and become a trendsetter too.

Summer Travel Essentials: Good for You, Comfy Shoes!

Summer is in full affect and for those celebrating summer break with children, attending a destination wedding, or taking a much needed escape on their own, it is the prime time to travel!  Check out these comfy travel shoes by Vionic - with proper arch support, heel cushion, sole, etc - basically good-for-your-health-and-looks shoes (designed by a podiatrist and recommended by the APMA and Dr. Andrew Weil) that are ideal to travel in.  Great for airplanes to minimize swelling, great for boats to maximize balance, and ideal for walking which is what they were designed for.

Beach Stroll in Hawaii:

 Tide Sequins $69.95., Bella Toe post $74.95, Lizbeth t-strap sandals $99, Adrianne Backstrap Sandal $79, Adelie toe-post sandals $89

Climbing the steps of Montmartre in Paris:

 Vionic Women's Sydney Driver $129, Glenda Wedge $99, Sandal, Sondra Backstrap Slide $109, Tatiana Sandal $119

Recreation on Catalina Island:

Shopping In London 

In addition, consider these travel tips from Vionic Innovation Lab members: World Leader in Podiatry Trevor Prior, Renowned Podiatric Surgeon David Armstrong and Sports Physical Therapy Specialist Brian Hoke:
Air travel: Sitting and being immobilized in one spot at high altitudes poses the threat of circulation issues, not the least of which is the swelling of ankles and feet. To help minimize these uncomfortable travel hazards: 
  • Fly with shoes that allow you to loosen up the laces, such as jogging shoes: loosen them when you get up in the air and then tighten again when swelling comes down after disembarking.
  • Functional sandals can make it easy – and comfortable - to walk distances pain-free while minimizing swelling. They are also a must for people with prior pain.
Sightseeing: On an average day we take 8,000 to 10,000 steps, causing our calf muscles to lift up and our joints to tense. While on vacation, sightseeing can drastically increase the amount we walk. The following exercises are designed to help travelers go the distance:
  • Stretching for the Achilles tendon. Stand on the edge of a step to perform a negative stretch for tendons – bend knee for 25 secs to stretch Achilles tendon– then straighten. Repeat up to 5x whenever tightening occurs.

  • While seated and barefoot, squeeze your foot as if you have a small marble under the ball of your foot. This stretches and helps strengthen the muscles that run under metatarsals that hold feet muscles together.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Worldwide “Knit in Public Day” is June 13th!!!

Worldwide “Knit in Public Day” is June 13th, and Wool and the Gang has everything you need to join in.  Offering knit kits – with needles, yarn, patterns and more, plus online video tutorials to learn each stitch — Wool and the Gang has you covered, from those just starting out to the most advanced knitters.

Worldwide Knit in Public Day was created in 2005 to show that knitting can be a community activity and is no longer just your grandmother’s hobby.  It started with 25 local events throughout the world and has since spread to more than 700 knitting events in countries including the United States, Germany, Bulgaria, Ireland, Croatia,  Italy, Sweden and more.  Knitting truly is the new yoga!

Find a Knit in Public event near you: 
And, grab a knit kit from Wool and the Gang to get started: 

Thursday, June 11, 2015

tarte showstopper clay palette - you NEED this!

Whether you’re headed to work or working the red carpet, this palette of warm, flattering eye & cheek shades has everything you need to let your star power shine. The showstopper clay palette features six never-before-seen shadows, a full size blush and a highlighter/bronzer duo perfect for creating that camera-ready contour faster than you can say lights, camera, lashes™! Powered by tarte’s iconic Amazonian clay, each fade-free, blend-worthy formula is inspired by the glitz and glam of Hollywood for an effortless finish that’s sure to make a showstopping statement.

Chic Summer Weekend Getaway Looks I Vera Wang

These gorgeous summer collections at Kohl’s include everything you will need to look cute while staying cool on your mini-vaca this summer including trendy jumpsuits, feminine printed dresses, embellished sandals and chic sunnies. Sweet summer styles from Princess Vera Wang and Simply Vera Vera Wang