Friday, March 28, 2014

Nordstrom Beauty Event!

This weekend - March 28th and 29th - swing by your local Nordstrom for their Beauty Trend Event! Join Nordstrom Beauty for one-on-one time with their savvy beauty experts and industry insiders. They will share the latest beauty tips and tricks while you're pampered with a free makeup or skincare consultation. Afterwards, get access to FREE deluxe samples and exclusive gifts with purchase (while supply lasts). Admission is free — so don’t miss it! 

NORDSTROM - Shop New Kiss & Blush from YSL Exclusively at NORDSTROM

To RSVP or for special accommodations, simply call or stop by your favorite cosmetics counter, located within Nordstrom.

Join The Fun This Weekend At:

Nordstrom Menlo Park
449 Menlo Park Drive
Edison, NJ 08837

Experience the Lushness of Santorini!

Debuting April 1st, KORRES Natural Products will introduce its NEW “White Grape from the Vineyards of Santorini” collection, featuring a moisturizing showergel and smoothing body cream, transporting you and your sense to the Greek island of Santorini. Santorini is the most popular destination in the Mediterranean with its sparkling Aegean blue sea and Cycladic white houses.

The new collection is infused with white grapes indigenous to Santorini. The grapes are cultivated in the arid volcanic ash rich soil of the island. This ancient vine variety goes back 400 years and remains phylloxera-free. It grows on its own roots with sea mist water, which drifts across the island at night.

Each of the new products offers a distinct, naturally sweet aroma, influenced by the volcanic soil and the sea air. Also, the scent has notes of green apple, floral, citrus and peach for the ultimate Greek Summer sensorial experience!

·         WHITEGRAPE FROM THE VINEYARDS OF SANTORINI SHOWERGEL ($19.50): Soft moisturizing showergel, ideal for everyday use. Wheat proteins form a protective film on the skin, maintaining its regular hydration level.

·         WHITEGRAPE FROM THE VINEYARDS OF SANTORINI BODY BUTTER($29): Smoothing and moisturizing body cream, ideal for dry elbows, heels and knees. Shea butter and Quince extract have softening, moisturizing and restructuring properties. Sunflower, Almond and Avocado oils nourishes the skin, thus restoring its elasticity and smoothness.

Available at and debuting on HSN on April 1st.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Introducing TestTube from NewBeauty

Spring is officially here! Which means fashionistas everywhere have turned their focus to all things fresh and new. This is especially true for the contents of your cosmetic cabinet. From the latest lotions and potions to exfoliate, moisturize and rejuvenate to the hottest in cosmetics and hair care, beauty mavens everywhere are on the lookout for the best of the best for spring.
With so many fabulous products out there, wouldn't you just love to be one of the first to try the latest products, as well as those red-hot beauty items you have been hearing about?
The editors of NewBeauty magazine are constantly testing beauty products, trying out the newest brands and tried-and-true faves and sharing their top picks and must-haves with readers. And they thought it would be great if instead of just reading about them in the magazine you, too, could have the chance to discover fabulous new products.
With that in mind, they would like to introduce you to the NewBeauty TestTube program. Members receive a beautifully wrapped super-sized tube — called the TestTube — filled with at least a half dozen deluxe and full-size samples (worth well over $100) to test and try, as well as the opportunity to share feedback about these products with the beauty experts at NewBeauty.
It's the ultimate beauty-sampling program! Your TestTube is delivered to you every other month and is filled with samples from some of the top beauty brands — Moroccanoil, IT Cosmetics, StriVectin and Molton Brown to name a few — including time-tested and targeted innovations that deliver real results. You will not only fall in love with latest must-haves but will uncover new beauty solutions along the way.
Being part of TestTube means you'll also get a subscription to NewBeauty magazine and the Tablet Edition FREE, including the latest news on new beauty products, cutting-edge treatments, and advice from some of the world's leading dermatologists, plastic surgeons, skin care professionals, hair stylists, make-up artists, and aestheticians. You'll have advanced info on the latest products and breakthrough ingredients, and how they work and why, so you'll always be in the know.
CLICK HERE NOW to start discovering new products! Join the thousands of satisfied women everywhere are already taking advantage of this incredible program and be on the cutting-edge of beauty trending.

Get Glowing Skin for Spring!

Modern Family Star Ariel Winter looked stunning at the Mr. Peabody & Sherman movie premier last night, March 5th in Los Angeles, CA. Ariel's makeup artist Toby Fleischman shares the scoop on how to recreate her Spring look. 

INSPIRATION: Spring looks - glowing skin, a fresh, soft palette

Biore Self Heating One Minute MaskGET THE LOOK: Celebrity makeup artist Toby Fleischman was feeling spring fever, so for the premiere of Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Ariel Winter's look was all about glowing skin and a fresh, soft palette. “This is one busy 16 year old! With her crazy schedule, we don't always have a lot of time for frills when it comes to glam time. That's why I love Bioré's Self-Heating One-Minute Mask - it does its job well...and quick!” says Toby.

Ariel shared a cute photo on Twitter "getting her mask on' wearing the Bioré Self-Heating One Minute mask while prepping for the premiere .

Here is Toby's step-by-step breakdown: 
After the Bioré Self-Heating One Minute mask, her skin is not only cleansed, but really refreshed, so I just need minimal foundation. I used Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Foundation very sparingly with a fluffy brush to even out skin tone. 
Using a soft palette of spring pastels in mints and pinks, I created a defined eye with some sparkle and cheeks and lips in juicy shades. Chanel Illusion D'Ombre eyeshadow in Epatant is the most gorgeous pastel light mint color that just shines like a shimmering ocean. 
I love using a matte black eyeshadow smudged in between the lashes on the lash line to create definition. I used Clinique Colour Surge Eye Shadow Stay Matte in Midnight .
Chanel's Creme blushes are amazing. The perfect pop of pink on Ariel's cheeks is called Afinité and it is gorgeous. 
Finishing of the look is Tarte Lipsurgence in Charmed

About Bioré Self Heating One Minute Mask: In just one minute, this thermal mask warms to open pores, draws out and dissolves 2.5 times more dirt, oil, and surface toxins than a basic cleanser, and rinses them clean away with an invigorating cooling sensation. Infused with natural charcoal, this breakthrough mask melts dirt and oil better than the leading competitive mask. So clean your pores from the dirt, oil and makeup of the past and clear the problem. Available at drugstores nationwide -

ADORABLE Clothing and Accessories for Girls!

I am in LOVE with TwirlyGirl - a site devoted to the little girls in our lives.  From their iconic "twirly" dresses and skirts to adorable leggings and all things girly enough to melt your heart!  They even have matching dresses for your little one's dolls!  Check it out today - your little girl will be the belle of the ball!


Discover Your Beauty DNA!

It's time to experience beauty in a whole new way!

We are thrilled to announce that after more than two years of research and development, is now available to a select few, and it will completely change everything you know about discovering beauty products.

We've put together a short video demonstrating how we developed BeautyDNA as the world's smartest beauty recommendation engine. Don't wait to check it out because we are limiting our initial membership to the first 1,000 who join. Watch Video Now.

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Monday, March 24, 2014

John Frieda Frizz Ease wants you to NEVER PULL BACK

We all have those days when things aren’t going our way, and it often starts with our hair. When stress is building, time is tight, and the humidity is up, sometimes we can’t handle dealing with our hair on top of everything else, so we give up and put it up. But when you surrender to frizz and throw your hair up in a tired bun or pull it back into an “I don’t care” ponytail, then you feel like you are not putting your best self forward.  John Frieda® Hair Care experts understand that women face this problem all too often, and the number one culprit behind these pulled back moments of defeat is frizz. Now, with the newly re-launched Frizz Ease® collection, the brand team is setting out to start a movement to inspire women everywhere to “Never Pull Back,” on their hair or in life.    

With the debut of the new online resource,, now women everywhere can learn about embracing the Frizz Ease® brand frizz-free lifestyle that lets them confidently wear their hair down every day. Just like the battle against frizz is ongoing, so is the fight against insecurity. To encourage you to let loose your best self on a daily basis, Frizz Ease® Hair Care professionals created a debut new digital video, “A Girl’s got to Be Free.” This powerful new online video introduces the ultimate symbol of freedom—the Statue of Liberty—to true style independence with a daring adventure to free her hair from pulled-back tyranny. Check it out at, to help remember that you always have a choice—to pull back or to push confidently forward—and share with your friends to instantly deliver a welcome jolt of inspiration.

For over 25 years, John Frieda® Hair Care has provided transformative frizz solutions for women, starting with the award-winning Hair Serum Original Formula and growing into a must-have arsenal of over 20 frizz-targeting formulas. For decades, the brand has made sure that no woman has to suffer the emotional burden of a bad hair day. Now with the new “Never Pull Back” movement, on top of providing best-in-class frizz solutions, Frizz Ease® products are helping all women internalize the full-confidence attitude that comes with knowing your hair always looks smooth, sleek, and flawless.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Evo's Beach Mane for Spring!

Hello Spring! Does your winter-weary hair need a bit of a trend update? Check out evo’s Lauren McCowan and the Beach Mane as a haute look for spring. 

Evo step by step Beach Mane for Spring
  1. Prep hair by misting in evo Day of Grace and brush into hair. Part hair in desired parting and section from ear to ear. Section out the top of the hair at the crown as show
  2. Using a curling tong, start on the right side of the head and work around. Take large vertical sections and curl the roots and mid-lengths for 6-8 seconds. Release curl and allow to cool.
  3. Raise your arm above your head to control the curling tong as you work through the back of the head. 
  4. Take horizontal sections when working across the top of the head for volume. Repeat same technique. 
  5. Once hair is set, spritz hair with evo Mister Fantastic, scrunch in and let product dry naturally into hair for 2 minutes. 
  6. Shake hair out and dress into place. Set style with evo Builders Paradise for hold and extra style support for fine hair.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Kate Winslet's Red Carpet Beauty at LA Divergent Premiere

One of my favorite actresses of all time, and one of the most gorgeous women to ever grace the silver screen, Kate Winslet, appeared at the premier of her new movie Divergent dressed in a figure hugging red gown and absolutely glowing with beauty.  Makeup artist Jillian Dempsey shares her step-by-step Lancome beauty routine:

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Day Light Savings Beauty Routine

As you know, Daylight Savings begins Sunday, March 9th!  What? Already?  Many of us dread setting those clocks forward and loosing an hour of beauty sleep, but fear not – L’Occitane, Sensai and Mio have revitalizing and rejuvenating products to help you look your very best as you leap into spring.

NEW! L’Occitane Brightening Touch Targeted Corrector:  In a simple brushstroke, the Brightening Touch Targeted Corrector helps to conceal spots, blemishes and signs of fatigue while its active ingredients (Bellis perennis and Vitamin C) help unify and brighten the complexion. The combination of Bellis perennis and Vitamin C work together to unify skin tone and make skin appear to glow from within.

Sensai Cellular Performance Recontouring Lift Essence: A powerful essence that delivers a clearly defined facial contour to areas of the face that is sagging or puffy. It improves the water metabolism of your skin to redefine your face line. Your skin will be more lifted-up, firm and taut.

Mio QuickStart: An exhilarating guarana shower gel to wake up mind and body.  It’s the surefire way to kickstart your day after losing an hour of sleep.

Monday, March 03, 2014

Get the Look: Kate Blanchett's Oscar winning beauty

Cate Blanchett at the 2014 Academy Awards - Makeup by Jeanine Lobell

THE LOOK: Modern movie star
THE INSPIRATION: “We were inspired by classic, old Hollywood and wanted to give Cate a look that will be timeless,” said Lobell.”

THE INSPIRATION: “We were inspired by classic, old Hollywood and wanted to give Cate a look that will be timeless,” said Lobell.”

Eye -

  • SK-II Facial Treatment Essence – Jeanine patted this into the skin before applying foundation to allow her to use a more lightweight foundation and to ensure it will stay put all night long
  • Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush #10 Beige – Jeanine applied this to the apples of Cate’s cheeks and feathered it out before applying a second coat to ensure she looked like she was glowing from within


The Photo That Crashed Twitter!

NEVER ask Ellen "What would you do for a Klondike bar?"

Get the Look - Leslie Mann

Hitting the red carpet for the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar party, Leslie Mann was a radiant beauty from head to toe. “I wanted to give Leslie's makeup a fresh, young look, with an emphasis on pink tones, to give a flattering counter balance to her gorgeous chartreuse gown”, said makeup artist Elaine Offers.

Elaine began by prepping Leslie’s skin with Radical Skincare's Instant Revitalizing Mask ($65, Sephora) to invigorate and hydrate. The soothing formula delivers a dose of vitamins and energy to the skin, which when taken off, gives you that “just-left-the-gym” glow. “I followed with a few drops of Radical Skincare's Youth Infusion Serum, to lock in that moisture and firm skin,” said Offers.

Elaine followed with “a touch” of Cle De Peau's Refining Fluid Foundation in I10, and Dior Beauty's Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen in 001 Rosy Glow to highlight and perfect.

Leslie's cheeks were then lightly blushed with Tom Ford's Frantic Pink, and her eyes were softly shaded with the gold tones in Tom Ford's eyeshadow palette in 01 golden Mink, and the rosy tones in 12 Seductive Rose palette.

“Her lower lash line was enhanced with Urban Decay's 24/7 Pencil in Asphyxia, an iridescent lavender that really flattered her green eyes,” said Elaine. “We finished the look off with Kevyn Aucoin's The Essential Mascara in Rich Black and Tom Ford's Lip Color Sheer in 08 Incorrigible, for that perfect pink pop.”

Get Happy!! Peace, Love, World "Happy" hoodie

With the debut of his new album and #1 song “Happy”, Pharrell wasn’t the only “happy” star at last night’s Academy Awards…

Before crashing Twitter with her star-studded, record-breaking #selfie, Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres prepped for hosting duties of the 86th Academy Awards wearing Peace Love World’s “i am happy” hoodie. Wearing her emotions literally on her sleeve, Ellen posted a shot of her comfy sweatshirt backstage on Instagram before heading into the show. Overnight Ellen gained over 400,000 new social media fans and coined #iamhappy as the theme of the evening.

Get the look:
Available Now - i am happy Spring 2014 collection:

Available for pre-order, delivery April 2014:
Ellen and Jennifer Lopez’s EXACT i am happy hoodie, limited edition re-print