Thursday, October 29, 2015

Create a Gourd-geous Nail Look with Nails Inc. this Halloween

What better way to top off your Halloween look than with the perfect Halloween mani?  Nails inc, the British brand that now lines the shelves of Sephora and has celeb fans such as Lady Gaga, Victoria Beckham and BeyoncĂ©, has created four terrifyingly chic looks for you to sport this Halloween.  These fun looks range from a scary sophisticated ‘Bloody Tip’ as well as a sexy look appropriately named, ‘Leather &  Skulls.’  

Look 1 - Bloody Tip
Using Victoria one coat gel polish, available from Nail Kale basecoat and Caviar topcoat

  • Apply basecoat
  • To create the V, starting at the edge of the nail, pull the brush towards the middle of the tip
  • Repeat on other side, apply a second coat for a denser look
  • Apply top coat to finish

Look 2 - Chic Witchy talon

Using Mayfair Lane, Black Taxi and Nail Kale basecoat and Gel Effect top coat
Tools: Striping brush
  • Apply basecoat
  • Paint two coats of Mayfair Lane
  • To create the point, with a striping brush, paint the outline of a V using Black Taxi 
  • Fill in the V
  • Finish with gel effect top coat

Look 3 – Googly ghost eyes
Using Black Taxi, Floral street, Westminster Bridge Matte top coat
Tools: Dotting tool
  • Apply basecoat 
  • Paint two coats of Black Taxi followed by the Matte top coat
  • To create the whites of the eyes, with a dotting tool, dot one drop of Floral Street
  • Leave to dry
  • Finish with a dot of Black Taxi, applied with the dotting tool, to the edges of the white to create the googly eye effect.

Look 4 – Leather & skulls 
Using Silver skulls and glue from the Nails inc leather & skulls kit, Alexa Leather and Nail Kale basecoat 
  • Apply basecoat
  • Paint two coats of Alexa Leather
  • Leave to dry
  • Affix a skull to each thumb with nail glue.

Step Into Fall With NEW PediSpa by Look Beauty

Start this new season on the right foot with NEW PediSpa by Look Beauty. The exclusive line, sold only at Target starting this month, is a non-traditional masque for the foundation of your body—your feet. These new groundbreaking masques focus on exfoliating and soothing, bringing the spa experience straight to your home!

NEW PediSpa Gentle Exfoliating foot mask is a foot exfoliate plus treatment filled in a pair of wearable foot masks for your feet. Key ingredients like chamomile and natural botanical fruit extracts help control callus build-up for visibly smooth feet within two weeks. ($9.99 for 1 complete pair)

NEW PediSpa Intensive Moisturizing foot mask noticeably smoothes, softens and repairs dry creaked, calloused feet and heels. With ingredients like shea butter, apple extract and peppermint, these wearable socks significantly improve the look and feel of even the driest feet. ($9.99 for two complete pairs)

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Dangerous Side-effects of Nail Polish

Nail polish is known to contain potentially toxic chemicals. Now according to researchers at Duke University, some of these chemicals could end up in your body. Triphenyl phosphate, or TPHP, a suspected endocrine-disrupting chemical, is commonly used to make plastics and as a fire retardant in foam furniture. And if you wear nail polish, it could be in your body too. “Researchers at Duke University tested the urine of 26 women who had recently painted their nails and found evidence of TPHP in every participant. Evidence of the chemical in the women’s urine increased sharply after they applied the nail polish.” – EWG.ORG

THPH is listed as an ingredient in many popular nail polish brands.  Luckily if you wear Lauren B. Nail Lacquers, your body is safe from this chemical. 

Lauren B. formulas are eco-and vegan-friendly, 5-free, cruelty-free, contain no harsh chemicals, and are proudly crafted right in the U.S. From base to color to topcoat, the groundbreaking treatment system is good for your nails and highly functional and fashionable for the modern woman.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Going Bare: 5 Morning Hacks

Going #Bare is the trend that just won’t go away..for a reason! It’s also the easiest way to hack your morning routine! Besides the essential caffeine boost, these insanely easy to use multitaskers are going to make even the busiest morning fly by. Wanted to share with you the most efficient top 5 items that are going to make even the busiest Monday easy.

  1. Everyone needs a great illuminating BB Serum to hide the weekend’s events – the Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C BB Serum has it all with bonus Vit C to tone and brighten skin!
  2. Great brows pull together even the most bare faces. Reaching for Smashbox’s Brow Tech in Matte helps groom and tame hairs while filling in sparse areas
  3. Don’t have time to shampoo AND condition hair? No worries – tame tresses with Philip B.’s Formula 57  with Vitamin E, Rice Bran and Soybean Oil, it’s also phthalate and paraben free!
  4. No time for a mani and your cuticles are legit showing it? A cuticle oil/balm is where I go to for clean, polished nails like Lauren B.’s  with mango, Shea butter and Vitamin E
  5. Can’t forget about lips though, right? A softening and nourishing lip balm (with bonus SPF) is TOO important especially when in a time crunch. Sun Bum’s Lip Balm SPF30  has Cocoa Butter and Aloe Vera to heal and soothe chapped lips like no other!!

PS. Like the tat? It’s none other than Scunci’s Hair Tattoo ... using it on the wrists helps when you’ve forgotten your accessories!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Fall Skin Care from Josie Maran

The weather is cooling down and fall is here! Cold weather means dry skin. To avoid this, it’s important to exfoliate your skin at least 2-3 times a week in the shower and follow up with a body butter. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells clogging the skin and uncovers fresh new cells below. This allows for skincare products to penetrate more deeply into the skin, making them more effective. Regularly exfoliating will leave your skin looking revived and healthy. Josie Maran’s Argan Sugar Body Scrub and Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter are perfect to use in your exfoliating routine. And don’t forget about your hands! Keep the Whipped Argan Oil Intensive Hand Cream by your bed to remind you to use it every night before you go to bed! 

Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter  (full size: $35; travel size: $12): A decadent body butter featuring 100% Pure Argan Oil whipped to perfection. This effortlessly lightweight body butter revitalizes skin by offering deep, long-lasting hydration and powerful antioxidant nourishment and protection. Featuring a range of exquisite fragrances, the uniquely creamy butter leaves skin soft, smooth, and delicately scented. Available scents include: Vanilla Apricot, Sweet Citrus, Lavender, Red Rooibos, Cucumber Aloe, Honeysuckle Vanilla, Jasmine, Ginger, Tropical Orchid, and Apple Crisp.

Josie Maran Whipped Argan Body Butter 8 oz. and Travel Size

Whipped Argan Oil Intensive Hand Cream: An ultra-hydrating, never-greasy hand cream infused with 100% Pure Argan Oil and shea butter to revitalize skin and restore softness while improving skin's texture. Available scents include: Sweet Citrus and Vanilla Apricot.
Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Intensive Hand Cream

Argan Sugar Balm Body Scrub: A unique body scrub that hydrates as it exfoliates. Uncover softer, rejuvenated skin with Argan Sugar Balm Body Scrub from Josie Maran Cosmetics. Infused with Josie’s 100% Pure Argan Oil, this gentle exfoliator offers a mixture of sugar, coconut oil, and shea butter blended together into a soothing, skin-softening sugar balm that leaves skin softer, smoother, and glowing with health. 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

7 Fall Beauty/Hair Must-Haves!

 7 must have beauty/hair products to enhance, hydrate and refresh your beauty routine this season! 

1.       TouchBack Shampoo and Conditioner: enhances hair color, hydrates tresses and provides UV/UVA protection!
2.       Smashbox Brow Tech Collection: long wearing, non-smudging, water resistant trio gives a perfect full fall brow.
3.       Smashbox Bronze Lights: this bronzer shows skins natural undertones for the most natural, fresh-faced bronzed look all season long.
4.       TouchBack Marker: real hair color in a marker which instantly cover up grays caused by stress or aging!
5.       Scunci Fashionably Fit 2-in-1 Hair + Wrist Band: This fun accessory can hold the perfect ponytail, or your fitness band, house key, or a few dollars for that post-workout snack!
6.       RPZL Pony In an Instant: 100% Virgin Remy pony tail clip-in extension! Easy to apply for a chic updo or if you’re in a hurry and don’t have time to do your hair! 
7.       Conair Detangling Brush: contains soft, flexible bristles to detangle wet or dry hair the gentle way!

Thursday, October 01, 2015


Scary Face Pancakes Free for Kids Ages 12 and Younger
 on Halloween Eve, October 30!
Guests might think that IHOP®, stands for “International House of Poltergeists” this October, when Scary Face Pancakes return to the Just for Kids menu!

Scary Face Pancakes, one of IHOP restaurants most popular promotions, are available now through October 31 at participating restaurants.
And, for young guests who just can’t wait until Halloween to get a treat, on Friday, October 30 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. kids ages 12 and younger can dine in at participating IHOP restaurants and enjoy a Scary Face pancake for free!
Each order of frighteningly delicious Scary Face Pancakes comes with one fluffy, oversized buttermilk pancake, topped with a bright whipped topping smile and eyes, and a strawberry for a nose. Young guests also receive two mini Oreos ® and eight pieces of sweet candy corn that they can use to give their pancake a creative candy face. And, like all other offerings on the Just for Kids menu, Scary Face Pancakes are less than 600 calories!
“We’re thrilled to see what creative ‘ghoul-icious’ pancakes our young guests will come up with this October  during one of our most beloved IHOP traditions,” said Kirk Thompson, Vice President, Marketing, International House of Pancakes, LLC. “But whether they end up looking frightening, ferocious, or just plain fun, we know our young guests will love eating them no matter what!”

Happy Halloween!