Monday, February 29, 2016

Get the Look: Emily Ratajkowski 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Celebrity Hair Stylist: Christian Wood for Moroccanoil®

“To complement Emily’s sexy strapless dress with patterned sheer skirt, I went with loose, undone waves and a strong center part for a rock & roll vibe.”

Photo credit: Anthony Harvey for Getty Images

  • Prep hair with Moroccanoil Treatment for a smooth, frizz free foundation. 
  • Apply Moroccanoil Beach Wave Mousse from root-to-tip to give strands body. Roughly dry hair with a blow dryer to amp up the texture and volume.
  • Using a tail comb, part hair down the middle. Next use a ¾ inch curling iron and start at the nape of the neck, wrap the hair around the barrel in medium size sections and hold for 10 seconds.
  • Once hair is completely waved, flip upside down and spray with Moroccanoil Dry Texture Spray. Use fingers to break up the waves and create a sexy bed head feel.
  • Next, tease the crown with a tail comb for a little extra height and mist the entire head Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray for long-lasting hold.
  • Finish by misting hair with a small amount of Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine and tuck behind the ear on one side for an effortless look.
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Friday, February 19, 2016

Take The Guesswork out of On Trend Polishes This Spring with the ShadeScout Nails App

Models at New York Fashion Week provided some welcome inspiration with the hottest nail trends of the spring 2016 season. From matte textures to pastel shades, silver sparkles to bold blues, these fresh new takes on colors, textures and nail art have us forgoing our go-to reds and nudes.

But with so many shades and styles to choose from, who has time to test them all out? With the ShadeScout Nails app from FaceCake Marketing Technologies  you can test out thousands of polish shades from your favorite brands – without ever using nail polish remover!  

How it Works:

  • Aim your mobile device’s camera at any color that inspires you, from a lavender handbag to a red cocktail dress
  • Instantly get matching product results from top brands in over 1,000 nail colors
  • Choose a skin tone that matches yours on the image of the digital hand 
  • Tap any color swatch to see how it looks.
  • Share photos via social media and purchase your favorites

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

M∙A∙C Cosmetics Announces New Collection - Brows Are It!

M∙A∙C Cosmetics is excited to announce its newest collection devoted to your brows - M∙A∙C Brows Are It! 

Brows are one of the most expressive features of the face, and Brows Are It, a collection of professional products consulted on by brow expert Damone Roberts, gives the brow its place in the spotlight at last. The collection will be available online on February 29th and in store on March 3rd as part of the permanent line. 

M∙A∙C Brows Are It!
Available online February 29, 2016
Available in-store March 3, 2016 in the permanent line

Filled in, plucked, lengthened, naturally bushy, glamorously arched - the eyebrow, with all of its individual character, is as expressive as any feature of the face. With Brows Are It, a collection of professional products, consulted on by brow expert Damone Roberts, M•A•C now gives the brow its place in the spotlight at last.
"I was a makeup artist with M•A•C over 20 years ago and I have always loved the brand. I was elated when they asked me to work with them for their Brows Are It collection. My philosophy is every face deserves the perfect frame and this collection gives the necessary products and tools, for all skin types, to achieve just that."


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Celebrate National "Lash" Day with new Mascaras from Rimmel London and NYC New York Color

In case you didn’t know, this Friday, February 19th, is National “Lash” Day!  Celebrate with big bold lashes with the newest mascaras from NYC New York Color and Rimmel London!

THINK: A mascara that visibly lifts and curls lashes up to 70°, lengthens lashes up to 65% and builds up to 2 times the volume

WHAT IT IS: NEW NYC New York Color Get It All Mascara contains candelilla wax known to enhance film formulation and stiffness, yielding better curl. It glides on easily, won’t smudge and won’t irritate sensitive eyes and is ideal for contact-lens wearers

AVAILABLE SHADES: 001 Extreme Black

- Create ultra-curvaceous lashed in the blink of an eye!

THINK:  It’s time to lose your lash curler.
WHAT IT IS:  New 24 Hour Supercurler Mascara from Rimmel London is a revolutionary mascara and lash curler in one, giving you dramatic, even curl and volume that lasts all day and all night. No more pulling or tearing at your lashes—with its built-in curling power, the mascara gives lashes a “perm” effect. The patent-pending formula features a revolutionary polymer, a spherical micro-sponge, and a soft gel. When combined, the breakthrough formula curls, volumizes, and pushes lashes up to a phenomenal 90 degrees. Lashes are visibly transformed as soon as you apply, and set to a flawless curl in seconds.
With its curved-eye shape, the special brush fits perfectly into the contours of your eye, giving you flawless application every time. Its cleverly-designed fibers lift and curl lashes from the root to tip, separating each lash for defined, clump-free color. Use the mascara alone, or create an eye-opening look by layering it over your favorite Rimmel mascara.
Let your lashes defy the laws of gravity with breathtaking curve appeal.
AVAILABLE SHADES: Black, Extreme Black

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Rose Scented Products for Valentine's Day

Are you looking for ways to add romance to your Valentine’s Day this year? Le Couvent des Minimes’ rose-scented Botanical Cologne of the Cloister collection will have you smelling better than any bouquet of flowers!

With hints of rose extract, geranium, cedar, grapefruit, and ginger, this all-natural French line of Silky Shower Cream, Soap, Lip Balm, Hand Cream, Body Gelée, and Cologne will give you a fresh and delicate scent. If you’re working on any rose product round-ups or Valentine’s Day stories, The Cloister Collection is perfect! It not only leaves you smelling sweet and floral, but its plant-based ingredients are chosen for their beneficial properties.

  • Silky Shower Cream – The Silky Shower Cream Recipe of the Cloister gently cleanses the skin, leaving it perfumed with floral and luminous notes.  $12.00
  • Soap Bar – The Botanical Cologne of the Cloister Soap Bar gently cleanses the skin, leaving it moisturized and delicately scented with floral notes.  $7.00
  • Smile Lip Balm – Rose and Berries – The Smile Lip Balm in Rose and Berries helps nourish and repair lips, providing lasting moisture and protection for lips day after day.  $9.00
  • Cloister Hand Cream – The Botanical Cologne of the Cloister Hand Cream helps soften and moisturizing hands with its light and non-sticky formula.  $8.00
  • Moisturizing Body Gelée – The Body Gelée is moisturizing and refreshing, absorbing into skin and leaving it supple and delicately scented.  $18.00
  • Botanical Cologne of the Cloister – The Botanical Cologne of the Cloister gives a feeling of joy and well-being, leaving the skin with a sparkling and luminous fragrance.  $38.00

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Get Red Carpet Ready with Robin McGraw Revelation!

Whether you’re hitting red carpets or the town this award season, it’s time to shine on your night out with must-haves from  Robin McGraw Revelation.

  • Absolute Glow Purifying Facial Cleanser ($19.95): Glam up your skin by giving it a healthy glow. This gentle & lightly foaming cleanser helps reduce pore size, while also controlling and balancing oils in the skin for a softer, smoother complexion. 

  • True Ruby Red Lip Gloss ($10.95): Give your lips the “red” carpet treatment with brilliant color and a subtle shimmer. This lip gloss is lightweight and compact, which makes it easy to slip into your purse as you head out the door. 

  • Lippy Lovey ($3.95): Ensure your lips stay moisturized with this perfect lip balm infused with soothing jojoba oil and shea butter. Lippy Lovey is packaged in a charming heart-shaped, twist-off container, so you can take it around with you everywhere you go!

  • Handy Candy Wipes ($1.25): Feel refreshed all night, with RMR’s handy antibacterial wipes. Made with aloe and Vitamin E, so your hands will stay soft and smooth with every use!

New Ballet Flats Built for Walking!

Vionic has new additions to their collection of science-meets-style ballet flats built for walking. Perfect for the winter to spring transition, Vionic's fun and functional Surin and Minna ballet flats may look dainty, but are anything but! Both styles conceal ultra-supportive podiatrist designed technology that allows women to say goodbye to band-aids, blisters and bunions while wearing a flirty ballet "flat" style. 

Surin Ballet Flats $119.95 : Vionic's Surin is the must have ballet flat for spring, with lovely laser cut patterns adorning the shoe’s supple leather. 

Minna Ballet flats 119.95 *Additional colors available, Vionic's Minna is a classic ballet flat offered in finishes included Leopard printed haircalf and textured snake. Slight elasticity in the topline gives added comfort and a rubber sole and arch support make it the perfect travel companion. 

Vionic ballet flats feature their patent pending podiatrist-designed technology, helping them prevent and relieve plantar fasciitis and other pain in feet, knees, legs and lower backs  By realigning feet to their natural (neutral) position, Vionic flats support the foot and counteract the daily grind of walking on hard and unnatural surfaces – with a stylish twist. Vionic shoes and flats are recommended by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) and renowned integrative medicine doctor, Andrew Weil, MD.

Monday, February 08, 2016

Something Blue...

Your Valentine's Date Night Look!

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, now is the time to start prepping for the perfect date night look! 

Go with a matte lip thanks to Avon’s NEW True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick! Featuring Avon’s True Color Technology, new True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick delivers a flawless matte finish without a drying effect, giving you color that never cakes, cracks or compromises. The weightless formula glides on easily for a velvety smooth finish. Plus, the lipstick seals in moisture, ensuring that you get shine-free color that wears comfortably hour after hour. Available in 12 chic shades that stay true and maintain their matte finish, it’s your new makeup must-have. 

PRICE: $9 
AVAILABLE: February 2016
WHERE TO BUY: Visit to locate an Avon Representative or to shop online

The Fragrance
Encapsulated in a pair of sleek, minimalist bottles in silver and gold silk screen, new Avon Attraction for Him and Her embodies the energizing, electrifying spark between lovers and complement each other seamlessly. The sexy-long lasting fragrance of Avon Attraction for Her delivers a tantalizing first impression, while Avon Attraction for Him instantly captures your attention – delivering a first impression that is undeniably intriguing. 

PRICE: $30 each
WHERE TO BUY: Visit to locate and Avon Representative or to shop online.

The Hair
If you don’t have time to ramp up your hair colour before date night, John Frieda can change your shade quickly and easily – in the shower! The John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter Collection illuminates warm honey and caramel tones in brunette hair to make it look naturally lightened by the sun, while the John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Visibly Deeper Collection noticeably deepens and enriches brunette colour in the shower. Or if you need a quick fix for your roots – John Frieda’s Root Blur Colour Blending Concealer is a temporary root cover-up that lets you blend your ideal colour match to disguise dark roots or grey re-growth instantly and seamlessly.

PRICE: Brilliant Brunette Collections $9.99 each, Root Blur $19.99 each

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Monday, February 01, 2016

MAC Flamingo Park Collection At Valley Fair Mall in Santa Clara

M∙A∙C Cosmetics and Santa Clara’s Valley Fair Mall invite you to a fun-filled, spring-time event celebrating the M∙A∙C Flamingo Park collection. The festivities will feature live multi-dimensional performances, picnic-themed stages, topiary sculptures, theatrical croquet games and whimsical makeup applications done by talented M•A•C Artists.

M•A•C Cosmetics Regional Media Artist, Bradford Crespo will also be on-site for makeup applications.

The M•A•C Flamingo Park collection lets you plunge into the punchy pleasures of pink in a freshly made batch of scrumptious colours that let you have your cake, and wear it too. Glisten pretty on a sunny day with Powder Blush, a fun way to bring delicious colour to your cheeks. Paint it pink and get your just desserts anytime, but be ready to share! The collection will be available in-store through March 19 and at

WHEN:   February 4 – 6
               11a.m. – 8 p.m.

Flamingo Park Event
Performances every 20 minutes

WHERE:  M∙A∙C Valley Fair Mall
                 2855 Stevens Creek Blvd  
                 Santa Clara, CA 95050