Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Ultimate Bikini Kinda Life from Billabong and John Frieda Hair Care

A fabulous new partnership between Billabong and John Frieda Hair Care! The brands are coming together to create the ultimate summer for those who are dedicated to beach filled, sea-soaked days.


Launching this May, the partnership will include a number of exclusive bi-coastal events lasting all season long. To kick off the collaboration, the brands will be releasing an exclusive A Bikini Kinda Life X Beach Blonde® kit, which will include everything beach-lovers need for flawless beach hair.

In addition, the collaboration will also include events on the East and West Coasts, exclusive social media content and a series of behind-the-scenes video vignettes that will give fans an up-close look at the lives of some of their favorite, inspiring female surfers.

The kits will be filled with a selection of travel-sized John Frieda® Hair Care products from the Beach Blonde® line, as well as coveted accessories from Billabong—ensuring you have everything you need to keep that just-off-the-beach style long after the days of summer are gone. Packaged in an ocean-printed clutch, it’s a must for wave-worshippers across the country.


THE KIT INCLUDES:


  • Mini Beach Blonde® Sea Waves™ Sea Salt Spray: An original fan favorite, this iconic sea salt-infused texturizing spray is back and better than ever. Look like you spent a day at the beach without any of the sand. Simply spritz throughout hair to create a carefree, tousled look all year round.
  • Mini Beach Blonde® Cool Dip™ Purifying Shampoo: This minty-cool cleanser purifies hair to remove daily dirt and excess product, prepping it for the ultimate beachy, laid back styles. The invigorating seaweed formula purifies  and cleanses heat damaged hair.
  • Mini Beach Blonde® Smooth Seas™ Detangling Conditioner: Untie knots and snags with this minty fresh, cooling detangler. After quenching thirsty, heat damaged hair with smoothing moisture, it’s time to add tumbling waves and windblown inspired texture.
  • Billabong Bali Band Headband: Ban bad hair days for good. Featuring a twisted detail at the top and elastic at the bottom, this headwrap can stand up to the surf. Pair with top-knots, saltwater and balmy days to complete that effortless beach lover look.
  • Billabong Take Me There Clutch: Keep the coast close at hand with this photo-printed clutch. Made from 100% cotton, it features a panoramic ocean print to inspire weekend wanderings and can double as a vanity bag for your next getaway.


WHAT IT COSTS: $32.95


WHERE TO GET IT: Billabong.com and in select Billabong stores nationwide.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

You’re Invited to Dior Beauty’s exclusive boutique opening at Valley Fair

Join us for the Grand Opening of Dior Beauty at Valley Fair!  As one of the first Dior Beauty boutiques to open nationwide (and the first in California), you’re invited for a complimentary makeup application while enjoying light food and beverages.  Additionally Dior product samples will be available with your purchase.*



  • Dates: Thursday 4/28 - Saturday 4/30
  • Time: 12:00-6:00pm
  • Please call 408.484.3089 to RSVP for your complimentary makeup application
  • Location: Dior Beauty at Valley Fair - 2855 Stevens Creek Blvd (Level 1, Suite 1311)  in Santa Clara.


Parfums Christian Dior is the make-up and perfumery line of Christian Dior SA, based on the company created by twentieth-century fashion designer Christian Dior. It was created in 1947 with the launch of Miss Dior perfume. It features a comprehensive amount of masculine and feminine fragrances, skincare and color cosmetics.

*While supplies last.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

A Hint of Tint from Burt's Bees

Earth Day is almost here and what better way to thank our environment than wearing 100% natural makeup! Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm comes in six shades and give you the perfect amount of color, while keeping lips moisturized in the sun.

Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm



Where care meets color. Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Tinted Lip Balms offer a hint of color that cares for your lips! These lip balms provide modern and wearable sheer coverage with a delicate pear flavor in a variety of pretty hues. Moisture-rich ingredients, such as Shea Butter and Vitamin E, helps reveal smooth, healthy-looking lips.  Worn alone or layered with your favorite Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon, choose from six floral-inspired shades.


Sunday, April 17, 2016

You're Invited! Cocktail Mixer & Wedding Showcase | Crystal Jade in SF - April 19

Designed to highlight the expansive patio with panoramic bay and city views, the Crystal Jade Wedding Showcase will feature complimentary hor d’oeuvres and cocktails. We are accepting a limited amount of RSVP’s from the public. 

Guests must RSVP at cjshowcase@glodownead.com to attend.





  • When: Tuesday, April 19 from 6 – 8pm
  • Where: Crystal Jade, Four Embarcadero Center, Suite 1, San Francisco, CA 94111
  • What: Crystal Jade will be hosting a cocktail mixer for Bay Area wedding enthusiasts and professionals, partnering with local wedding vendors to create a genuine reception atmosphere. We would love to take this opportunity to introduce you to Crystal Jade; a stunning wedding venue boasting 20,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space beautifully designed by Ken Fulk. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Please find images of the space below my signature.
  • About: Crystal Jade is a fine dining Chinese restaurant with a beautiful waterfront location on Embarcadero, and sweeping views of the Bay. Crystal Jade offers authentic Asian delicacies, specializing in Hong Kong, Cantonese and Chinese cuisine. The restaurant offers a unique range of private dining & event settings from small and intimate to spacious and lively, with flexible space planning. Crystal Jade is an award-winning F&B brand from Singapore, with more than 110 outlets and 25 years’ experience in delighting customers. 



Friday, April 15, 2016

Coachella: Beauty and Skincare Must-Haves

Music festival time is upon us, with Coachella kicking off as we speak!  Check out a few of our fave must-have skincare, beauty and hair items to keep on hand during music festival season! 



  • Sun Bum 'Cool Down' Hydrating After Sun Gel 
    • Vitamin E enriched, our soothing Aloe Gel will rehydrate your sun-baked skin and ease the pain of a burn and help prevent peeling! 
  • Sun Bum SPF 30 Original Sunscreen Lotion 
    • This moisturizing sunscreen formula will protect your skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays while enriching your skin with Vitamin E!
  • Sun Bum SPF 30 Face Stick 
    • Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB protection with Vitamin E is available in a convenient and easy to use Face Stick!
  • Sun Bum SPF 30 Lip Balms 
    • Smooth SPF 30 sunscreen lip balms with added Aloe and Vitamin E will protect and moisturize your lips all day long!
  • STREEKERS 
    • True temporary hair color that is perfect for some added fun at any musical festival!
  • Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water SPF 30 
    • This primer water technology means a liquid silk-consistency—it literally glides onto your face, blends easily and moves with your skin
  • RPZL Polisher Brush
    • This lightweight hair brush is made for both combing through hair with ease and styling great looks! Great for brushing out extensions too.

EXPERT TIP: 

What if you’re not into wearing makeup during a music festival, but still want to look effortlessly flawless? Try the below tip! 

“Ditch the makeup and opt for a longer-lasting natural look with a lash/brow tint or eyelash extensions”
-        Umbreen Sheikh, CEO and Founder of Wink Brow Bar

Thursday, April 07, 2016

April Showers bring... Rainy Day Hair

The old saying goes April showers bring May flowers, which is great and all but the shower phase creates a real hair hassle. To reign in (pun intended) the frizz and frustration, Licari Cutler/Redken Salon stylist Amy Moscowitz gives us her best tips and tricks for rainy day hair.


For long hair, I love a top knot or fishtail braid. Prep the hair with a texture spray like Redken Fashion Waves 07 to add some texture while fighting off that rainy air. If your a skilled braider, try a fishtail but keep it messy and loose. The key to making this look seem put together is controlling the hair from roots to mid-shaft, where the braid or top knot would start, with a serum like Redken Frizz Dismiss Rebel Tame to keep baby hairs and flyaways in check. 


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If you have bob(ish) length hair, part it down the middle and pull it into two small low buns for a 90’s retro-cool vibe. Or try two tight braids and you'll fight the weather and be right on trend! 


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If you must wear your hair down, embrace a messy beachy texture so that weather can't beat you! Try layering Redken Frizz Dismiss Rebel Tame with a sea spray like Fashion Waves to balance it out. Use a curling iron to create some structure alongside your natural texture. 

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Hot Cream Hand and Foot Treatment from Skyy Hadley!

Now that spring is here it’s time to exfoliate your hands and feet! Get summer ready with celebrity manicurist and owner of As U Wish Nail Salon, Skyy Hadley’s Rejuvenating Hot Cream at-home Hand and Foot Treatment! Below is a step by step guide to make this at home. 



Skyy Hadley’s Luxury Rejuvenating Hot Cream At-Home Hand and Foot Treatment:

  • Remove all nail polish with a gentle polish remover
  • Begin by sloughing off winter’s dead and dry skin with a homemade sugar scrub (salt scrubs can be drying or irritating) made of sugar, a few drops of vegetable glycerin and a few drops of an uplifting essential oil such as peppermint or rosemary.  
  • Gently rub hands together to scrub away dullness. Use a wash cloth to rub the scrub into your feet. Remove scrub with a warm wet cloth. 
  • Next, Skyy tells consumers to not soak fingers or feet in water. By doing this you are actually drawing the moisture OUT of your skin
  • Instead, heat up 4 plastic baggies full of a thick, luxurious cream and add a few drops of an invigorating essential oil such as tangerine, ylang ylang, or chamomile, they all work great.  Heat until very warm but not too hot.  Hands and feet need only need about 2 minutes in bags for moisture to penetrate to the skin.  
  • Remove hands and feet from bag and massage cream into skin, wiping off any excess
  • Make sure there is no cream on nails before applying polish.  


If you have really dry skin, Skyy recommends using a hand scrub to exfoliate skin before applying the hot cream treatment. One that Skyy really likes is Lauren B. Beauty’s Polishing Hand Scrub, which is a blend of super-fine oil beads, amino acids, and antioxidants such as Aloe Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil and Vitamin E to brighten, soothe, heal chapping and protect against environmental damage.


NEW! Elizabeth Arden Sunset Bronze Limited Edition Collection

The sun may have just started shining, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait for your glow! Let Elizabeth Arden’s NEW Sunset Bronze Limited Edition Collection be your much needed dose of bronze and shimmer. This breathtaking collection is inspired by the warmth, beauty and mystery of a summer sunset.  The collection features a gorgeous prismatic bronzer and highlighter to illuminate the face, multi-dimensional glosses for the lips and scintillating shades of shadows to enhance the eyes.

LIMITED EDITION Sunset Bronze Prismatic Bronzing Powder ($40)
New! Sunset Bronze Prismatic Bronzing Powder         


  • Available in Warm Bronze and Deep Bronze 
  • Silky bronzing powder, diffused with golden shimmer, imparts skin with a reflective, sun-kissed glow and comes complete with a half-moon brush for easy on-the-go application
  • Contains silica and mica minerals provide a smooth, silky application to help soften skin’s texture, creating a natural bronzed look. 
  • Contains a blend of spherical silica and nylon acts as an optical diffuser to help blur imperfections, scatter light and soften the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Contains Vitamin E and Argan Oil to keep skin looking moisturized

LIMITED EDITION Sunset Bronze Prismatic Eye Shadow Palette ($42)
New! Sunset Bronze Prismatic Eye Shadow Palette
  • Shimmery palette features five highly pigmented shades to create endless eye looks, from natural to dramatic with a long-wear formula for vibrant lasting color.  
  • Contains color enriched pigments providing a creaming veil of long-lasting color 
  • Contains mica based pearls that reflect light and diffuse sparkle for a multi-dimensional effect 
  • Contains ultrafine powders for a silky, smooth application 

LIMITED EDITION Sunset Bronze Prismatic Lip Gloss ($19)
New! Sunset Bronze Prismatic Lip Gloss
  • Available in Midnight Kiss (Soft Pink), Moonlight Kiss (Lavender) and Sunset Kiss (Champagne)
  • Conditioning lip glosses that dazzle with high-shine iridescence and nourishes lips with moisture
  • Contains aloe vera to soothe lips and provide moisture 
  • Contains multidimensional pearls for a prismatic effect by light reflecting on lips 
  • Contains Vitamins A, C and E to help protect lips and keep them looking moisturized and healthy 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Why Skincare Experts Recommend iS CLINICAL!



iS CLINICAL offers clinically-proven, superior products; featuring the most advanced technology and highest-grade ingredients available. 

More and more experts are trusting the line every day and here’s a look at why: