Friday, October 26, 2012

Give Your Winter Weary Skin a Boost with Brazilian Peel

With winter weather finally here to stay it's a good time to prep your skin for those cold blustery days ahead.  The Brazilian Peel is the perfect skincare kit to give your skin a fresh start.

The Brazilian Peel was honored as one of Allure Magazine’s 2010 Best Beauty Breakthrough. With 30 percent glycolic acid, it delivers a concentration of this powerful ingredient five times stronger than other peel products available on retail shelves. This product will not cause redness, and is dermatologist tested to be safe, gentle, and non-irritating. It is cruelty free and has never been tested on animals.  

The patented, self-neutralizing Brazilian Peel firms and tones skin, and reduces fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes, and uneven skintone, while helping you maintain a radiant, youthful complexion. It hastens cell regeneration and restores skins’ collagen building function, and increases the effectiveness of moisturizers. Formulated with 30 percent glycolic acid, the nourishing antioxidant açaì, and the innovative Q-Mag Neutralizer, Brazilian Peel is the first professional-strength peel designed to deliver deeper, long-lasting results at home.

Brazilian Peel is the perfect skincare kit to start the new year off right or even the perfect kit to combat fatigued skin during winter (and party season!) Check it out today!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Spellbound this Halloween with ORLY

Halloween is right around the corner and while it may not be appropriate to wear a costume to the office, sporting spooky and spirited nails is an easy and fun way to celebrate. Whether a gory goblin or a devilish villain, ORLY has a wide range of polishes ideal for Halloween festivities.   

The ORLY Spellbound trio from the new Flash Glam FX collection adds a touch of glitz and glam to fingertips with chunky, Halloween-inspired glitters.

Monster Mash, Right Amount of Evil and R.I.P. ($10 each)

Release the inner rock star, by sporting rebellious black nails. Black polish, like ORLY’sLiquid Vinyl, can also be used as a base to make glitters pop. 

Liquid Vinyl, Naughty and Goth ($8.50 each)

All ORLY lacquers can be found at Ulta stores and Please contact me to request samples, hi-res images or tips and trends from an ORLY expert. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Mally Roncal + Henry Bendel Premier Event!!

Mally Roncal, the founder and creative force behind Mally Beauty cosmetics, is hosting an intimate cocktail party at Henri Bendel on Thursday, November 8th. At this ultimate girl’s night out, Mally will be spilling all her beauty secrets and sharing her must have beauty products for the holiday season. Learn how to perfect the "look" and get glam, just in time for the holidays. 


  • Two hour-long cocktail reception hosted by Mally Roncal, revealing her beauty tips and tricks 
  • $150 fee redeemable in product 
  • 25 spots available 
  • Consumers should book appointments via


  • Thursday, November 8th, 2012 
  • 5:00pm-7:00pm 


  • Henri Bendel
  • 712 Fifth Avenue 
  • New York, NY 10019 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Remove Halloween Makeup the Easy Way

With Dermablend Long Wear Makeup Remover

Halloween—that fun, ghoulish holiday that’s best known for candy, costumes, and a TON of makeup. The side effects felt the next day are a sugar hangover, and the remnants of all the makeup you painted on your face. Dermablend Long Wear Makeup Remover gently removes costume makeup leaving behind no residue. Skin is left feeling conditioned and comfortable, and appearing luminous and radiant.

Dermablend Long Wear Makeup Remover (SRP $21) is a lightweight formula that quickly dissolves makeup. It effectively removes long lasting and resistant water makeup and thoroughly cleanses skin with no harsh or excessive rubbing.

Still unsure Dermablend Long Wear Makeup Remover will completely remove your makeup? Go to to see for yourself how effectively it works!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Pump Up the Volume Tips from Ouidad Creative Director, Morgan Willhite

Looking for a quick and easy way to add volume to locks?  Morgan Willhite, Creative Director at the Ouidad Salon Santa Monica, demonstrates how to add lift and volume to curls and waves via a video using duckbill clips. 

“Curly girls must always remember that how hair looks, when it's dry, depends on how it appears when wet,” says Willhite.  The hair's shape and style can be influenced or encouraged by the positioning of the roots at the moment the hair begins to dry.  Use Ouidad’s Curl Clips ($5 per clip at Ulta, Sephora and to direct curls, create height and style hair away from the face.  These long metal clips, often used to hold rollers in place, are ideal for positioning wet hair.

Step 1
  • Open clip no more than a half inch to inch wide and hold clip on its side (not flat) and gently slide clip along scalp and keep it as close to root as possible
Step 2
  • Position clip to lift the hair evenly across the crown, working from front to back
Step 3
  • Dry hair with a diffuser or allow to air dry 
Check out the video!

How to Pick the Perfect Pair of Fall Boots for your Lifestyle and Body Type

Women anxiously await the cooler months of fall so that they can pull out and dust off all of their favorite go-to boots. Women love boots because they protect the foot from the elements and they look chic and polished with any outfit. With the extensive number of styles and trends available each season, it can be difficult to choose the best look and fit to suit your lifestyle and 
body type. Here is a quick guide to help you find the perfect pair this fall.

Ankle Boots

Ankle boots are, arguably, the universal choice of boots for most women. They wear like a comfortable shoe but perform like a boot. A pair of ruched suede boots with a low heel and a slightly pointed toe is perfect for those with a Bohemian personality. If you love trends and taking fashion risks, a pair of stiletto ankle boots with fringe, fur or metallic studs is the perfect choice for you for fall. A classic pair of Western-style or shoetie ankle boots is practical for the office or with denim. Ankle boots are the ideal choice for women with larger or more athletic calves. It can be challenging to find the perfect fitting pair of tall boots if you have a more defined calf.

Tall Shaft Boots
Tall boots are the most classic of the bunch. Women who love wearing dresses, tights, leggings and skirts in the fall will love the appeal of a great pair of classic tall boots. They also add balance and dimension to women with very thin legs and calves. When shopping, pick a well-constructed pair in leather, and make sure they have gussets for ease of movement and added comfort.

Cowboy Boots

The pointed toe, embossing, low heel height, and pull-on style appeal to the modern cowgirl and fashionista alike. These year-round boots look great under pants and jeans in the winter, and they look just as cute with a white, eyelet skirt and a chambray shirt in the spring. Cropped shorts in Kelly green or royal blue look amazing with a basic white tank and a pair of cowboy boots in the summer. Buy a great pair from a trusted name brand in Western apparel and footwear, and they will last you for many years. Ladies with larger legs and calves love how their legs and calves look in a fierce pair of western boots.

Monday, October 08, 2012

Sustainable Beauty Day is Monday, October 15th.

Davines and The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation are proud to present the second annual Sustainable Beauty Day on Monday, October 15th Participating salons will open their doors to offer clients cut and styling services free of charge.  Each client will be encouraged to make a $15 minimum donation for the service, and 100% of the proceeds will go to The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation

Thursday, October 04, 2012

tarte Fabulous Holiday Collection in Here!

Tarte cosmetics introduces Baby It’s Bold Outside - their Holiday 2012 collection* filled with collector’s sets, limited-editions and more. Fabulous value at amazing savings!

A limited-edition collection of tarte's eye catchers featuring 5 FULL SIZE pure, powerful and pretty smolderEYES™ Amazonian clay waterproof liners in NEW must-have colors (ash violet, rainforest black, gold, champagne, and gunmetal) and the worldwide launch of skinny smolderEYES™ in onyx.

statement lips 5-piece LipSurgence™ collector's set – only $34* ($120 retail value)
A limited-edition LipSurgence™ collector's set featuring 5 of tarte's best-selling and award winning tints in all 3 formulas (sheer, matte, and shimmer). Each emotive shade (including 2 of Maureen's favorites + 3 brand NEW colors) glides on lips for natural color that delivers a surge of moisture on a cellular level for a plumped-up appearance while peppermint adds a refreshing burst of flavor with each application.

the stand outs limited-edition best-sellers kit – only $25* ($58 retail value)
This limited-edition best-sellers kit is a handpicked mix of best-selling products in shades hand-picked by tarte founder Maureen Kelly. Her must haves for playing up your best features are all inside the giftable box--designed especially for the tartelette with gifts to give and stockings to fill!

receive free shipping on orders of $40+ at tarte cosmetics

Is CrossFit for you? An ACE expert tries it out

While CrossFit has been sweeping the nation for some time, many are just getting familiar with the workout style that has revolutionized the fitness industry.  The format and style of the classes have come under scrutiny for their intense nature and explosive moves, which calls in to question how safe this program is for the average Joe, or someone just starting out a fitness routine. ACE Exercise Physiologist, Jessica Matthews, visited her local CrossFit gym in San Diego to find out what the CrossFit movement is all about.  Here are Jessica’s tips for those interested in joining:

·         Know what you’re getting yourself into:  CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program that focuses on everything from coordination to power through an assortment of randomized physical challenges.  You will be doing box jumps, lunges, pull-ups, kettlebell swings and more exercises that strive to provide a total-body workout.  While the workouts may seem short, only prescribing three exercises on occasion, don’t be fooled – you will be doing an intense workout. 

·         Do your research: Before starting at a CrossFit gym, inquire as to what certifications, training and education the trainers hold.  Seeking out individuals with an NCCA-accredited personal training certification, along with the mandatory CrossFit Level 1 credential and other relevant continuing education, is important to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable Crossfit experience. 

·         Select the proper attire:  Make sure to wear clothes that will allow for maximum movement and optimal cooling, as you will break a sweat.  Shorts, tank tops and pants are all appropriate wardrobe choices as long as you feel comfortable.

·         Set your foundation:  If you’re just starting a CrossFit program, make sure to sign up for the Foundations class.  This is imperative, as here you will learn the proper form and technique to use to safely perform the exercises. New CrossFitters are usually required to take this class, but if you’re still not comfortable to jump into a regular class after completing the program, speak to the trainers about one-on-one training to help you master your form.

·         Have fun: Some of the workouts are timed, meaning you want to complete the number of rounds prescribed as quickly as possible.  It can be easy to get into a competitive mode to try to beat your own personal record or your classmate’s time.  Instead, focus on enjoying the workout and ensuring you are properly completing each move, regardless of how long it takes.

To read more about Jessica’s CrossFit experience, visit ACE’s Ask the Expert blog.  

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

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#StreakForACause with Alterna Professional Haircare!

Earlier this year, Alterna dared style-savvy beauty junkies who were looking to have fun with color to go streaking with their new temporary hair color collection, 1 Night Highlights. Now we are excited to announce the collection is extending with the launch of 1 Night Highlights in Haute Pink ($29, The best part, from October 1-31st Alterna will donate 10% of the net proceeds to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Go ahead, streak for a cause!

1 Night Highlights in Haute Pink is a temporary, mineral-based hair color suspended in a unique mousse formula that allows users to easily create the latest looks in color highlighting, including ombré, tie-dye and chunky streaks with zero commitment. 

Simply comb color into clean, dry hair and allow it to set for 3 minutes; then brush through strands to remove excess product.  When you’re over it, you can easily washout streaks with one shampoo! Hair color is free from ammonia, peroxide and other harsh ingredients, and the mess-free application won’t transfer onto skin or clothes.

Additionally, Alterna is spreading the word on Twitter. Share your streaks with @AlternaHaircare using the hashtag #StreakForACause!


In celebration of Caboodles' 25th birthday, the brand that launched an 80's phenomenon with its iconic pastel cosmetic box will be unveiling a limited-edition collection of the original 1987 Caboodle.  Aptly named My First Love, this classic case brings back the original's sweet spirit and gives beauty lovers a welcome dose of nostalgia.  Caboodles has released 1,000 My First Love Caboodles for purchase exclusively through the Caboodles Customer Care number 800-226-9868 and Facebook page  Fans will be able to purchase the retro case for $25 each plus shipping while supplies last.

It all started innocently in 1986 when People magazine ran a picture of Vanna White using a plastic tackle box to store her make-up.  The idea was planted and shortly thereafter the Caboodles brand was launched with its first Caboodle, simultaneously creating the "cosmetic organization" product category.

The My First Love Caboodle is peach and cream and features two divided trays behind a drop-down door in front with open bulk storage under the top lid.
"We hear it all the time when talking with customers and beauty editors...everyone loves the vintage caboodles," said Kathy Hurt, Caboodles' Director of marketing & Product Development.  "Many grew up toting their classic Caboodle case everywhere and it's that nostalgia factor that pulls the heart strings of so many women.  While we've grown up alongside our loyal fans, we're so excited to give them the opportunity to own this iconic piece of pop culture again!"

Monday, October 01, 2012

Fabulous Fashions Inspired by Malibu Style

Chic, stylish and sophisticated - this is my fashion goal each and every day.  It's the perfect cashmere sweater worn on the first day of fall, or a gorgeous pair of suede booties waiting patiently in the closet for the temps to cool.  It's what I keep an eye out for when I am window shopping on 5th Avenue in New York, strolling along the Mag Mile in Chicago or rollerblading in Malibu.  And speaking of Malibu, I have been totally inspired by the style of the new 2013 Chevy Malibu, a design that is guaranteed to turn heads.  In fact, according to fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi,"I don't design cars, but I know great design when I see it and that's how my newest collection was born."  He was so enamored with the all-new completely redesigned 2013 Chevy Malibu that it became the inspiration for his new Malibu Collection.

Rich reds, icy blues and sleek metallics form the backdrop for style.  Add a bit of shimmer in the form of silk or satin, perhaps even a leather legging!  Next, a pair of knee-high boots in a rich, supple leather  or perhaps sky-high wedges in a sophisticated suede.  Finish the look with hand-crafted polished stone jewelry or a graphic pendant and a sleek handbag.  The look is chic, stylish and sophisticated with just a bit of edge.  Like the 2013 Chevy Malibu.

Take a look at a few of my Malibu-inspired style inspirations,and check out our Pinterest Board for more inspired looks:


Sleek, sophisticated, cutting edge.  That is how I like my fashion and it's also how I like my ride.  Which is why I love the new Chevy Malibu!  Smart technology, impressive styling, a luxurious interior and confident handling all come together in the all-new 2013 @Chevrolet #Malibu to take your drive to the next level. Discover  #MalibuStyle


Compensation was provided by Chevy Malibu via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Chevy Malibu