Monday, August 14, 2017

AUGUST 15TH- CELEBRATE NATIONAL RELAXATION DAY WITH KNEIPP



National Relaxation Day is tomorrow, and Kneipp is here to help you slow down, unwind and relax. From relaxing to muscle comfort, Kneipp’s Massage Oils contain essential oils and give off enchanting fragrances, the perfect addition to your stress relieving massage. The key ingredients in each oil offers something special to help you relax. 


Kneipp Arnica Massage Oil – “Joint & Muscle”

Consisting of arnica and ginger extracts, shea butter, sunflower oil and almond oil, this massage oil nourishes, relaxes and moisturizes the body. In addition, it is one of the best post-workout remedies as it helps relieve pain and inflammation from joints and muscles, while also relaxing the body. 

Kneipp Lavender Massage Oil – “Relaxing”
With natural lavender essential oil, this intensely pampering massage oil unfolds its balancing, aromatherapeutic effect on the body and mind while massaging.  The lavender is also known to help calm and relax the body and mind, improve mental well-being, promote better sleep and ease pain and tension. 
Complete with jojoba oil and almond oil to nourish and hydrate the skin, the oil spreads easily and absorbs slowly to allow the maximum benefits of a relaxing massage. 

Best suited for those with sensitive skin, the almond oil has a high level of essential fatty acids, providing intense nourishment to the skin and supporting the natural regulation of skin moisture. The special fragrance enchants your senses and ensures pure relaxation. 
@Kneippusa

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Summer Breakouts? We've got the detox

With warm weather comes breakouts (for most of us, anyways). The rise in temperatures causes skin to produce more oil than normal. When that oil gets lodged in the pore and is coupled with dirt, sunscreen and other summer factors – it’s time for a serious pore detox. 

PCA SKIN just released the ultimate pore perfecting duo that will save your skin from all that nasty summer build up! First, deep clean pores with their new Detoxifying Mask that uses Japanese white charcoal and kaolin clay to draw out impurities and clear skin. Next, refine pores with the Pore Refining Treatment which purifies using 3 types of exfoliation: cellular, physical and enzymatic.
two new ways to pore perfection.


PCA SKIN Detoxifying Mask ($58, PCASKIN.com)
Absorb oil and impurities with this balancing mask using Japanese white charcoal. This weekly mask keeps skin clear while minimizing the appearance of pores. For use in the morning or evening. This mask is safe for all skin types, but ideal for oily and breakout-prone skin.


Key Ingredients:
Japanese White Charcoal – contains a variety of minerals and works to absorb oil and impurities from the skin. Its structure of very small pores allows it to be highly efficient at skin detoxification.
Kaolin – a type of clay that absorbs oil and impurities helping to clear pores.
Magnesium Aluminum Silicate – a naturally occurring clay-derived mineral that supports skin clearing.
Ceramides – supports the renewal of the skin’s natural protective layer and forms an effective barrier against moisture loss; improves long-term moisturization and protects skin from external offenders.


PCA SKIN Pore Refining Treatment ($58, PCASKIN.com)
Exfoliate and purify the skin with this advanced blend of clay, mandelic acid, enzymes, pumice and rice powder for a comprehensive skin-smoothing treatment.


Key Ingredients:
Mandelic Acid – an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that provides chemical exfoliation and leaves skin bright.
Papain – the proteolytic fruit enzyme from papaya, which is widely used for its gentle exfoliating properties.
Rice Powder and Pumice – mechanical exfoliating particles with a range of sizes for a gentle yet effective exfoliating experience.
Kaolin and Bentonite – absorbent clays that help to draw impurities from the skin and clear pores.
Bisabolol – a component of chamomile that provides potent calming and MMPi properties to improve and maintain skin.
Saccharide Isomerate – a marine exopolysaccharide that increases skin renewal and exfoliation while reducing skin sensitivity and the appearance of pores

Thursday, July 27, 2017

NATIONAL BLOW OUT DAY WITH JOHN FRIEDA HAIR CARE


Feel like you have no time to stop at the salon? That’s ok! With National Blowout Day on July 28th, John Frieda Hair Care is here to help you show the world your gorgeous blowout that speaks to your best self, all from your bathroom vanity. With these products, you can give yourself a statement making blowout right from home. 

For those with curly hair: Use the below products to smooth out your curls and keep strands straight. 

John Frieda Frizz Ease Secret Weapon Touch-Up Crème 
The Frizz Ease Secret Weapon Crème is the essential finishing touch to any style, keeping your hair shiny and frizz-free. The innovative formula is designed to instantly transform puffy, parched hair into a perfectly smooth and supple look. It can be reapplied as often as necessary and will help camouflage imperfections and split ends, while restoring moisture and replacing natural oils lost through heat styling. The result is healthy-looking and ultra-shiny hair.


John Frieda Frizz Ease Extra Strength Six Effects Serum 
Instantly transform your wiry, unruly frizz for ultra-sleek, purely polished, super-shiny results with this serum. It will not only block your frizz and repel against the humidity, but will also leave your hair extremely supple, easy to manage and healthy-looking. Added bonus- it has sunscreen it, perfect for this time of year!  




For those with fine hair: Use these Luxurious Volume products to pump up your style and make it bouncy. 

John Frieda Luxurious Volume Perfectly Full Mousse 
Give your fine hair texture and movement with this light, airy foam that instantly pumps limp strands, and builds in natural body for hair that feels three times thicker. The mousse contains an advanced network of lightweight polymers that swells the hair shaft, leaving fine hair magnificently lush, bouncy and manageable. 



John Frieda Luxurious Volume Volume Refresh Dry Shampoo 
With a spritz of this dry shampoo, you can give your hair touchable body that lasts. Formulated for fine hair, it is the ultimate way to extend your favorite styles and give them a boost of body. The revitalizing formula instantly refreshes, revives and restores limp locks, while also absorbing dirt and oil for hair that feels clean, healthy and light. Keep one handy at all times, ensuring you never go anywhere without a fresh dose of volume. 



Lipstick Facts for National Lipstick Day

National Lipstick Day is July 29th.  (But seriously, isn't every day lipstick day?  Well, it should be!!)  And because I am such a fact nerd I wanted to share just a few stats from YouCam Makeup the world's most downloaded Augmented Reality beauty app. 

With over 23.5 million daily lipstick try-ons and over 710 million total lipstick try-ons since its launch in 2013, YouCam Makeup scoured their millions of users to reveal what's trending: 



Matte’s a fact: With nearly 50% of all lipstick try ons being matte lipstick (350 million YouCam user try-ons to be exact), it’s clear that a matte lip finish remains a fan favorite. Sheer lip finishes accounted for over 30% (220 million) of all lipstick try-ons, with satin finish following at 17% (over 125 million satin lip try-ons).
Millennial pink is here to stay: The generation-defining, berry pink lip color has earned its signature name for a reason, with over 4 million in-app try-ons in 2017 revealing it’s the top lip color in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Color picks across the globe: Bright pink lip colors dominate across the United States and Europe, while Korea shows a much darker, redder color palette
Two-toned lips are trending: While ombre trends were on the rise last year with over 12 million ombre try-ons, the rapid increase in two-toned lip color trials spotlights an evolving trend in the industry 

Fall lip picks: “Matte has dominated the lipstick world for several years now, but heading into the fall/winter season, we are going to see a return to a wider variety of finishes,” notes Robin Black, celebrity makeup artist and founder of the cult blog, BeautyIsBoring.com, and Instagram, @BeautyIsBoring_. “Get ready for satin, high sheen, patent leather and even dramatic lacquered finishes!”

Monday, July 17, 2017

Dermatologist Recommended: Summertime Skincare Tips



During these hot, humid summer months, what better time than now to up our summertime skincare game?! Check out these top skincare tips for summer from Dermatologist, Dr. Marina Peredo, on behalf of Dickinson’s Witch Hazel Skincare.



Recommended Products:

Dickinson's Original Witch Hazel Pore Perfecting Toner - 16 oz.\


T.N. Dickinson's Witch Hazel Astringent - 16 oz.




Global Hug your Kids Day – With Help From Curél!

Global Hug Your Kids Day, which just happens to be today, is an affectionate holiday that is easy to wrap your mind around - show your appreciation for your kids by giving them a little extra love - and that love can be shown in many ways. Curél Skincare’s Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer will keep your skin nice and smooth, so you can ensure that even your tiniest of hug recipients get a soft, welcoming hug!

Curél Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer
About: Curél Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer offers a solution for dry skin to severely dry skin with its water-activated properties that penetrate deep into skin’s surface. Plus, it all happens in the shower — no rinsing required — so you can just dry off, dress and go! By incorporating Curél Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer into your regular showering routine, you can finally conquer your troubling skin issues – and achieve soft, sustainably healthy skin for life.


Curel Hydratherapy Wet Skin Moisturizer - 12 oz.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Fourth of July Essentials

With Fourth of July around the corner, pack your bag with the below essentials.
  
Conair Quick Blow-Dry Pro Vent Brush 
With Conair Quick Blow Dry Pro Vent, Brush Vents allow airflow from blow-dryer to reach hair for fast drying and styling. Use to add volume and lift to hairstyles. Professional quality results. Contains 10% copper coating.



Scünci Heathered Knotted Ponytailers 
Scünci's Heathered Knotted Ponytailers are soft ponytailers, providing all day comfort.



DDF Advanced Mirco-Exfoliation Cleanser 
Sloughing off dead surface skin cells to reveal new skin is a must in any skincare regime. Too harsh and your skin gets irritated, too soft and you’re not getting the needed results. This ultra hydrating, creamy, glycerin-based cleanser gently exfoliates with natural rice bran particles to reveal fresh new skin. Improves skin hydration up to 3 hours after cleansing alone!



Philip B. Crème of the Crop Hair Finishing Crème 
Brilliantly transforms dry, puffy strands into smooth, glossy, piecey perfection. Great for medium to thick hair types.

  • Intense conditioning and shine with supple hold
  • Adds sexy definition to both straight and wavy styles
  • Calms frizz and flyaways, seals thirsty ends and leaves hair silky-soft
  • Botanical hydrators (Silk Proteins, Hydrosoy 2000™ and pure extracts of Carrot and Vanilla) restore precious moisture lost to heat styling and lend curls a pretty, ringlet-y effect
  • Phthalate free; color & keratin-treatment safe


Makeup Drop
This Silicone Makeup Applicator was designed to completely eliminate wasted makeup and skincare. While sponge applicators soak up large amounts of makeup during application, the MakeupDrop™ perfectly applies and blends your foundation, blush, highlighter, concealer, moisturizer, and primer without absorbing one drop! Only half the amount of product is needed as compared to a traditional sponge or brush applicator.
The Makeup Drop at Free People

Summer Vacay Beauty Must-haves!

With Fourth of July just around the corner, upgrade your beauty routine for the new season and only pack the essentials! Look your best all weekend long with these beauty must-haves. 

Cool off after a few days in the sun with the KORRES Greek Yoghurt After- Sun Cooling Gel. An ultra-cooling cream gel that immediately provides long-lasting freshness and comfort to the face and body. Ideal for after sun exposure, nourishing Greek Yoghurt hydrates the skin, instantly relieving excessive heat and stinging. Cooling Gel helps reduce skin redness and prolong suntan.  
KORRES Greek Yoghurt Cooling Gel

Store the Lavanila Laboratories Mini Sport Luxe Deodorant in your beach bag for long lasting freshness all weekend long. This deodorant was created for life in motion. Lavanila’s proprietary, award-winning beta glucan technology is infused with SmartSport™ for high-performance defense and nourishment, and bursts with long-lasting vanilla breeze freshness to break down sweat molecules and deliver superior, invisible, all-natural odor protection. 



Take your Cuvée Essentials wherever you go while traveling this long weekend. A three-piece travel set to help prolong any style, the Shampoo, Conditioner and Styling Balm are the basics for the girl on the move. Shampoo and Conditioner to gently cleanse, add shine and hydration. Styling balm will help protect, tame frizz, without weighing hair down. Now that’s glamour on the go!  




Keep your hair up and out of your face in the summer sun, while still looking chic with the Hairdo 23” Long Wave Pony – which clips right over your own ponytail! This 23” Long Wave Pony features Tru2Life® heat-friendly synthetic hair that can be flat-ironed, curled or blown out, and has a long, smooth band of wrap-around hair that securely attaches with a hook-and-loop fastening strip for a look that's seamless. ($59; Ulta and Ulta.com). 



Thursday, June 29, 2017

Baby, You're a Firework...And You Need These July 4th Beach Bag Essentials!

Artis Elite Smoke or Mirror Palm Brush 

Use the Palm Brush by Artis to help protect your face and body, by evenly applying SPF while you are by the beach or pool. The Palm ensures your sunscreen is expertly distributed without leaving a white cast on your skin or product remaining on your hands. 



Bosley Professional Strength BosRenew Volumizing Dry Shampoo 

Leaves hair soft with tons of volume and never flakes. Removes dirt, excess oil and product build up with DHT Inhibitors that help maintain healthy hair and scalp. Keeps hair color safe and lasting longer by lengthening time between washes.

Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50 

Provides long-lasting hydration and critical protection against UV light. Helps control the triggers that lead to skin aging and blends smoothly into skin for a perfected finish.




This one-of-a-kind spray harnesses plant and trademarked Wash Shield technology to prevent water-induced color fading, extending your hair color up to 107% longer. Embedded UV protectors shield against ultraviolet fading and super antioxidants guard against color degradation. Hair is left feeling soft, shiny and lustrous. Spray onto dry hair before getting into the water.

The Beachwaver Co. Wrap Up 

The the secret to the perfect bun when it’s much too hot outside is this right here from The Beachwaver Co. The Wrap Up® is made with a soft flexible foam outside and a bendable wire on the inside that provides easy styles in seconds. It bends, molds and forms to create endless looks such as a Top Knot, Chignon, French Twist, Faux Bob and more. Available in three colors (Black, Blonde, and Brown).

GET THE JULY 4TH FESTIVITIES STARTED WITH LAUREN B. BEAUTY


Time to get those nails in shape for July 4th weekend! Whether you’re looking for a design or one simple shade, Lauren B. Beauty has the colors for you to get that perfect manicure that’s festive yet chic. 


LAUREN B. BEAUTY POLO LOUNGE PUNCH 
When red seems too expected, this clear, deep burgundy rises to the occasion. Paint it on your nails for a flattering, youthful, classic-with-a-twist effect. 





LAUREN B. BEAUTY HOLLYWOODLAND
Pure white has a beautiful simplicity. But what’s best about this crisp-as-a-cotton-sheet hue is its wonderful versatility. It makes a great primer so colors pop, yet it can stand alone for a cool, punk-rock effect. It’s also brilliant on fingertips or for almost any kind of nail art. 





Lauren B. Beauty PCH
This stunning freshness of opaque cobalt blue hue is tinged with purple undertones, festive, on-trend and instantly lifts your mood. 


Available at Laurenbbeauty.com for $18 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Happy National Hydration Day!

Today is national hydration day, which means it’s time to hydrate yourself from head to toe. While hydration may start on the inside, it’s important to hydrate externally too – and now you can with these essentials! 

Burt's Bees Complete Nourishment Facial Oil


This powerful blend of some of nature’s most powerful oils and extracts work to moisturize all-day, nourish and rebalance the skin, and help fight the signs of premature aging. The fast-absorbing, lightweight formula cares for skin with moisture-rich Jojoba Oil, high in essential fatty acids, as well as antioxidant-rich Evening Primrose Oil, known for its hydrating properties. 





KMS MOISTREPAIR Shampoo and MOISTREPAIR Conditioner  

This hydrating combo replenishes moisture, repairs damage, reduces breakage and helps restore hair’s natural protective coating. When paired together these products work to detangle, improve elasticity and manageability of hair with lactic acid and conditioning cetrimonium chloride. 






Senteurs d’Orient Almond Bath Soap 

Handcrafted and inspired by the calming scents of the Middle East and South Asia. The pure almond ‘rough cut’ bath bar is infused with grains of crushed raw Oats and Wheat that exfoliates, while Shea Butter, Glycerin and Olive Oil deeply moisturize. 







Goldwell Kerasilk Restorative Balm  


Formulated with Keratin, lightweight silk and the protective skincare ingredient Hyaloveil™, this 
nourishing, healing balm improves hair elasticity while also protecting it from breakage, dryness and other common forms of damage. Apply to either towel-dried or dry hair, and leave in.



Friday, June 16, 2017

Create JOY This Summer With JOYN Satchels

Fashioning better lives, one design at a time

Want to add some style to your summer satchel? Carry a purse with purpose all season long with the delightful designs from JOYN! Unique bags that come in a vibrant variety of bright colors, distinctive patterns, and dashing details – look and feel good when you buy a satchel from this socially conscious brand.

Growing up in privileged, loving homes brought JOYN founders David and Mel to the conclusion that they had plenty, while others did not. After exposure to international travel at young ages, they discovered that in order to understand poverty and marginalized societies – they needed to live among them. Experiencing the horrible results of extreme poverty first-hand, David and Mel realized that small business development was an incredible tool to bring sustainable solutions that created culture-shifting, thriving communities.

Motivated by a strong passion to connect artisans with markets, JOYN helps people struggling with addiction, disease, caste, disability, abuse and all the difficulties of life. Using traditional Indian techniques, these skilled artisans do 100% of the work and within five years, JOYN is sustaining over 300 full-time jobs among the most marginalized people in the world.

Discover the different designs from JOYN:

Black A Line: This all leather satchel is not only beautiful, it was designed with you in mind. With an easily adjustable strap, deep and easily accessible outside pocket and a leather flap with a magnetic closure, it’s everything you look for in a summer accessory. To finish the look, check out the artisanal signature hand blocked cotton fabric on the interior!
Square Satchel - Black A Line

Leather Satchel: A bag of endless possibilities, this hand stitched leather detail provides the classic saddle bag look and feel! Add some vibrance to your look with hand blocked cotton and enough space for all your necessities. Whether you’re making moves in the Mustard Stripes or feeling innovative with an Indigo Florentine design – be ready for all your adventures and memory making opportunities life throws your way!

All Leather Satchel

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Summer Acne Solutions Made Simple

Summer can wreak havoc on your skin – time spent in the sun, heavy sunscreens, and traveling can all cause your complexion to act up. Bioré® has the perfect product for every type of skin, so you can stop worrying about your pores and start relaxing! The new Bioré® Baking Soda and Charcoal acne fighters are a trio of serious #SkinWarriors formulated to get to the root of acne-prone skin, giving you a clearer complexion in 48 hours. 
 

Bioré Baking Soda Acne Scrub:
Got combination skin? This cleansing acne scrub with natural Baking Soda and the anti-acne fighting power of salicylic acid deep cleans and gently exfoliates for clearer skin in just 2 days.










Biore Charcoal Acne Scrub 4.5 Ounce (133ml) (2 Pack)Bioré Charcoal Acne Scrub:
Oily skin acting up? Meet Charcoal. This acne scrub, with natural charcoal and the anti-acne fighting power of salicylic acid scrubs out acne, causing dirt and oil to eliminate breakouts for clearer skin in just 2 days.















Bioré Charcoal Acne Clearing Cleanser:
This daily charcoal acne cleanser with Salicylic Acid deep cleans and penetrates pores to absorb oil and help stop breakouts for clearer skin in just 2 days
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Thursday, May 18, 2017

“Meet Cathleen” - First Film Released from Dove & Shonda Rhimes Inspired by Body-Positive Dancer

I am awestruck and inspired by the talent and confidence of this amazing woman - Cathleen Meredith.  Dove & Shonda Rhimes have released the first film today titled “Meet Cathleen.”

The film follows Cathleen Meredith on her journey to realizing her own beauty through her love of dance. Cathleen has hopes of encouraging women to take on challenges and be fearless to find self-love and real beauty through the celebration of their passions. Her experience powerfully brings to light an inspiring message for all women – you know real beauty when you see it for yourself. Through her body-positive modern dance movement, Fat Girls Dance, Cathleen has found a renewed confidence in watching herself perform fearlessly and fell in love with her body and beauty with every move.  – and through the process, unknowingly encouraging others watching to do the same.




The three-minute film was produced by an all-female crew (including award-winning documentary filmmaker Liz Garbus who was selected by Shonda and Dove to lead the project). Together with these women, Shonda and Dove put power of storytelling directly into the hands of real women and girls to truly represent who they are as beautiful and confident individuals. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

3 Memorial Day Weekend Essentials

Memorial day weekend is just two weeks away, are you beach ready? Before packing your bag for a weekend away at the beach make sure you have these three essentials from KMS, Burt’s Bees and Senteurs d’Orient. 


Senteurs d’Orient NEW Oriental Gardenia Hammam Soap; $36.00


Moisturizing your skin is key, especially after your first time in the summer sun. Don’t leave for your Memorial day weekend beach vacation without the new handcrafted Oriental Gardenia Hammam Soap. Infused with a moisturizing blend of Olive Oil, Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Glycerin, this Hammam Soap leaves skin looking dewy and feeling smooth. 


KMS HAIRPLAY Sea Salt Spray; $23.50





Get your beach waves ready with KMS HAIRPLAY Sea Salt Spray, infused with salt from the Dead Sea, this texturizing spray provides fullness, creates just-out-of-the-ocean texture, enhances waves and provides a matte finish. This easy to use spray can be applied to towel-dried hair and air dry. 


Burt’s Bees Baby Nourishing Mineral Sunscreen; $14.99




Treat your winter skin with the delicateness of a baby with Burt’s Bees Baby Nourishing Mineral Sunscreen. This lightweight, fast-absorbing formula spread evenly, leaving behind water-resistant, broad spectrum SPF30 protection, without thick or sticky white residue. Hypoallergenic and fragrance-free, this nourishing mineral sunscreen is gentle on vulnerable skin, while immediately improving skin hydration with wholesome natural ingredients, such as Beeswax, Vitamin E, and Coconut Extract. 


Friday, May 12, 2017

Celebrate World Fair Trade Day - May 13th

In today's consumer driven society, it is easy to lose sight of responsible buying practices, and this important day serves to remind conscious consumers that with fair trade, the money spent on day-to-day goods can improve an entire community's day-to-day lives.
Why buy Fair Trade?

  • Helps farmers and factory workers in 30 countries work in safe conditions, earn extra money to invest in their communities and improve the lives of their families;
  • Creates jobs in the developing world;
  • Ensures that children are not forced into labor;
  • Gives women an opportunity for independence, and a way out of an abusive or unsafe environment.


This is where the first Fair Trade organization in North America, Ten Thousand Villages steps in. A non-profit retail organization, Ten Thousand Villages operates with the mission to create income-earning opportunities for artisans in developing countries by establishing a sustainable market for handmade products in North America.

By building long-term buying relationships in places where skilled artisan partners lack opportunities for stable income, Ten Thousand Villages provides artisans with opportunities to pay for food, education, healthcare, housing and more. Since its founding in 1946, the company has worked with makers who would otherwise be unemployed or underemployed to earn $140 million in sustainable income.


Check out a few of our favorite handmade items from the artisans at Ten Thousand Villages:





Monday, May 08, 2017

Sally Hansen x Madeline Poole May Trend: Negative Space

When it comes to nail trends, Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador Madeline Poole is the expert on what's hot. This season, she reports that Negative Space is the trendiest and easiest nail art look you can create at home with Sally Hansen nail polish. 


"Fashion week Spring 2017 saw tons of nails in this style on the runway" reported Madeline, "such was the case at Proenza Schoeler and Vera Wang." Negative Space design makes a feature of empty space and asymmetry, something seen not only on nails this season, but also in the collections of designers like Christopher Kane, who showed sheer paneled negative space dresses.

The Negative Space trend is simple to create yourself. All you need is a regular bobby pin, Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Creme de la Creme and Miracle Gel Top Coat. The #1 no light gel system, Miracle Gel will make your nails on-trend for up to 14 days of color and shine. See below for an easy step-by-step! 



Step 1: Starting with clean nails, apply the "Negative Space" design with Miracle Gel in Creme de la Creme to your nails using the bobby pin. 


Step 2: Apply a coat of Miracle Gel Top Coat to seal your mani. It's that easy!