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:



Friday, March 18, 2016

PÜR Cosmetics Launches Glow Together Bronzing Powder for World Water Day

In honor of World Water Day on March 22, 2016, PÜR Cosmetics is launching its Give Back. Glow Forward. campaign with the release of Glow Together Bronzing Powder.
  

The jumbo bronzer features a gradient of 6 gorgeous bronzing powders – 3 matte and 3 shimmer – to give all skin tones from around the globe a beautiful, healthy, natural glow. 

Proceeds from the purchase of Glow Together will benefit Action Against Hunger, a global humanitarian organization committed to ending hunger and providing safe drinking water to those in need. 

Water Facts:
•         Nearly two billion people worldwide drink unsafe water.
•         One billion people lack access to improved sanitation.
•         More than five percent of all child deaths can be prevented with safe water and sanitation.

Available: $34 on www.purminerals.com 

In addition to donating proceeds from the sales of Glow Together Bronzing Powder to Action Against Hunger, any donations made before World Water Day on March 22nd will be matched dollar for dollar by PÜR Cosmetics as part of their Give Back, Glow Forward campaign! You can make a donation here.

World Water Day:
In 1993, the United Nations declared March 22nd as World Water Day to highlight the importance of freshwater and to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Celebrate World Sleep Day with Le Couvent des Minimes!

The switch to Daylight Savings Time can really throw off your internal sleep clock, which is a good reason to dedicate an entire day to all things sleep related, right?

World Sleep Day is March 18th  and you've got to check out the amazing options from Le Couvent des Minimes! Their newly launched Eau Sereine collection is an ode to the art of relaxation and features a relaxing foam bath and pillow mist!


This collection of soothing fragrances and skincare products is inspired by the serene setting of the Convent in the South of France. The collection features a selection of premium goods designed to help you steal away a few moments each day to reflect and restore. From the nourishing hand cream to the blissful pillow mist to indulge in total relaxation, each product offers a moment of pure calm.



Relaxing Foaming Bath: Create an atmosphere of well-being with this luxurious, cleansing foam. Made from an original recipe, the foam combines lavender with mandarin for a calm, restful scent. 

Price: $19




Relaxing Pillow Mist: Drift away to peaceful relaxation with this gentle mist. The scent blends essential oils with florals for a fragrance that’s evokes a sense of calmness. Simply spray the fragrance onto your linens or in your bedroom, and allow the soothing scent to provide an instant feeling of well-being. 
Price: $18




Botanical Cologne of Serenity: Inspired by the breathtaking surroundings of the Convent, this botanical fragrance captures the tranquil waters of a lake high in the mountains of Haute-Provence. Made from an original recipe, the fragrance blends delicate lavender and bergamot for a relaxing scent, while lily of the valley, rose and blueberry notes combine over base notes of warm cedar for a revitalizing finish. 
Price: $38



Moisturizing Hand Cream: Light and silky, this indulgent hand cream helps to soften and hydrate dry hands. The fragrance pays homage to the Original Recipe with a signature blend of lavender and mandarin, leaving hands lightly scented. 
Price: $8





Relaxing Shower Gel: Inspired by the relaxing setting of the Convent, this rich, plant-based cleansing base gently cleanses skin while leaving behind a revitalizing fragrance. 

Price: $12


Thursday, March 10, 2016

Have You Heard What's In For Spring Cosmetics..

You heard it here first -- Gold is the new black for spring…. And who else to set the trends first other than Artis? 



ARTIS ELITE GOLD 10 BRUSH SET AND ELITE GOLD OVAL 7 (Will be available in April for $495 and $75 at ArtisBrush.com

Since its inception, Artis has attracted makeup lovers who realize they can now own makeup brushes that reflect their lifestyle aesthetics. Up until Artis, the only choice of a makeup brush was one with a black wooden cylindrical handle, with a tuft of animal fur stuck on the end. Artis changed all that, and continues to innovate and celebrate the new Golden Age of makeup application with the new edition adorned with 24k Gold plating. This luxury line of game-changing brushes revolutionizes cosmetics application with its trademarked CosmeFibre® technology and an ergonomic handle for effective and exceptional application, not to mention the aesthetic design is one you might find at any high-end design store. Created by one of the makeup industry’s innovators and a former MAC Cosmetics Senior Executive, Matthew Waitesmith focused on the challenges of makeup “self-application” and delivering superior cosmetic performance, while taking inspiration from how he would draw a human face.

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Perk Up Your Skin Instantly with the Latest Skincare!

Let’s face it, nothing kick-starts your day like your favorite caffeinated beverage. 

Now it’s time to treat your skin with nature’s favorite skin booster. Here’s a look at the hottest caffeinated skincare products that will take your skin to the next level.  

What’s your pick? 

Eye DO!

Ever wanted to yell at your eyes to wake up? Now you can do it nice and gently with the DERMAdoctor Kakadu C™ Eye Soufflé. Indulge your eye area with this lightweight, moisture-rich soufflé with utilizes caffeine, vitamin C, and tripeptide technology to help transform the signs of eye fatigue and reveal more hydrated, smoother and firmer skin.



Quick Fix!

Freeman Beauty Coffee & Chai Energizing Paper Eye Mask
For an extra shot of espresso, perk up tired eyes with a paper eye mask infused with caffeine to reduce puffiness and tone. Then hyaluronic acid helps skin hold tight to water for a dewy look and feel, and mica impacts an iridescent finish to brighten dark circles and refresh skin. 



A Taste of Luxury!

iS CLINICAL® Youth Serum™
Splurge for that pricey latte – or in skin care terms, iS Clinical®’s Youth Serum. Not only does it have caffeine to stimulate microcirculation which helps diminish dark circles and puffiness, intelligent proteins target damaged sites to strengthen dermal structure and provide an instant tightening for a more awake look. Long-term, safe bio-identical growth factors gradually rebuild lost collagen to reduce fine lines and wrinkles over time. Make my order a Venti!