Friday, April 21, 2017

Earth Day Beauty Fix

Get your beauty fix this Earth Day with two of our faves from ABBA and MOP!

Vegan, gluten-free dry shampoo made from quinoa with a light cucumber scent!
ABBA hair care’s new Dry Shampoo is translucent, with a light texture and scent that’s not overpowering

Zero-ozone impact lemongrass mousse with grape seed oil and honey!
MOP hair care’s new Lemongrass Volume Whip ($22) is a botanical volumizing mousse that doubles as a UV and thermal protectant– (FYI this is the same volume whip used to get the voluminous look found on Halle Berry at the Oscars this year)

Earth Day Essentials from Lavanila Laboratories

Celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd with natural beauty products from Lavanila Laboratories! Lavanila only uses ingredients that are healthy for the body, and are rich in antioxidants and vitamins. They leave out harsh chemicals and ensure environmentally safe harvesting of their ingredients.  

Packed with pure essential oils, the Lavanila's Healthy Deodorant Collection is free of aluminum and will last all day. Get superior odor protection with this award winning, 100 percent natural, freshly scented deodorant. Breakthrough natural technology fights odor effectively while soothing, conditioning, and nourishing the delicate underarm area. It goes on clean, with no sticky wetness, and delivers long-lasting, luxurious results. 

Smell Spring fresh with Lavanila's Healthy Fragrance Collection. Each fragrance starts with a warm base of Madagascar vanilla and layers on a unique blend of pure essential oils for an exquisite expression of nature that captures a mood, a memory, or a moment in time. 

Moisturize the healthy way with Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Body Butter Collection, which is a super soft, all-natural body butter absorbs instantly for deeply hydrated, luxuriously soft skin. 100 percent pure shea and cocoa butters blend with powerful antioxidants and essential oils for long-lasting hydration. Soft scents and a non-greasy formula create the ultimate indulgence. Layer with any LAVANILA Healthy Fragrance to enhance your scent experience. 

Celebrate Earth Day with Ktchn Apothecary's DIY Moisturizer

Show your support this Earth Day with fabulous hydration help from Ktchn Apothecary.  Ktchn Apothecary’s DIY Facial Moisturizer is lab-tested, paraben free, cruelty-free, gluten-free and 99.9% natural! It features perfectly measured ingredients, made fresh with up to 3x higher concentration of multi-benefit extracts that transform skin texture & appearance for a radiant glow. All you need to do is pour, heat and stir! It’s range of natural ingredients include: 

•         Pure Aloe to help hydrate & renew
•         7 Facial Oil Blend to smooth & restore
•         Finely Ground Oats to balance & soothe
•         Natural Beeswax to fortify & protect

This DIY Kit is available for purchase at for $45

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Dare to Go Dark for Spring 2017

Light colored lips for spring….real original. Spring 2017 says keep that lipstick strikingly dark! Deep berry lips have flooded our newsfeeds, from the runways to celebrity sightings; get on trend this spring with ybf and this unexpected pop of color.

ybf beauty fall in love lipstick & lipgloss duo in “bloomin' berry/rockin' raspberry”. This lightly scented, hydrating lipstick and lipgloss duo, suitable for every skin tone, will leave lips looking bold and voluptuous. With a creamy paraben-free formula infused with Smart Active Complexes, lips are infused with a rich, luminous color as they help smooth the appearance of fine lines for a soft n' silky, pout.

The fall in love lipstick comes with a convenient case with a protractible mirror attached, making it the perfect lip essential to take and apply on the go.

Fancy Footwork - Music Festival Survival Guide!

With music festival season in full swing, it’s time to start thinking about the essential items you’ll need to prepare for full days on your feet!

Just in time for festival season, Amopé, the leading premium women’s footcare brand recently launched an AMAZING new product that will save your feet – the Amopé™ GelActiv™ Insoles & Inserts – designed to help women fall back in love with their shoes and walk with comfort and confidence. 

Perfect for music festival season, the Amopé GelActiv Insoles & Inserts use ultra-slim gel technology and discreet, transparent design help to relieve pressure on aching feet. You can now run around all day long in comfort with the Flat Shoes insoles designed for all feet. The GelActiv Insoles & Inserts come in four different styles and are $9.99 for Inserts and $6.99 for Inserts and are available at drugstores and retailers nationwide including: Target, Walmart, Walgreens, Rite Aid, and

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Last Minute Packing Essentials For Coachella

Coachella starts this weekend, so as you finish packing be sure to have these beauty necessities in your bag before you head to the desert to keep your festival style perfect all weekend long!

Keep your skin clean and fresh with KORRES Pomegranate Cleansing & Make-up Removing Wipes after a day in the desert sun. Perfect for on-the-go cleansing, these oil-free face wipes remove eye and face make-up, dirt and oil while also providing skin with mattifying, toning, pore-minimizing and moisturizing benefits. Infused with Pomegranate extract and the softening, moisturizing properties of vitamin E, these facial cleansing wipes will remove even the most stubborn face and eye make-up, including waterproof mascara. 
KORRES Pomegranate Cleansing Wipes �?? Oily/Combination Skin 25 Wipes

Take your Cuvée Essentials wherever you go for festival ready hair. 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! 

 Store the Lavanila Laboratories Mini Sport Luxe Deodorant in your bag to stay fresh all day long while dancing in the sun. 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. 

Keep your hair out of your face while looking chic and glamourous, with the Hairdo French Braid Band! Simply slide on the braid band as you would with any elasticized headband. It’s the perfect and easy way to add an extra wow-factor to a simple hairstyle! 

April is Rosacea Awareness Month!

DID YOU KNOW? The National Rosacea Society (NRS) reports that at least 16 million Americans currently suffer from rosacea, and that 95% of those sufferers have little to no knowledge about the condition’s signs or symptoms before being diagnosed. 

THE CHALLENGE: While rosacea is a common condition, it’s typically tough to treat because it causes a number of different symptoms, many of which are addressed separately. In fact, according to a recent NRS survey, nearly 80% of rosacea patients claim they have to use more than one medication to manage their condition. 

THE SOLUTION: New from ZO® Skin Health, Inc., ZO® Medical Rozatrol™ is a breakthrough, multi-modal method of action for treating, preventing, and stabilizing the visible symptoms associated with rosacea – all in one tube. 

WHY IT’S DIFFERENT: ZO® Medical Rozatrol™ simultaneously attacks the five key symptoms of rosacea – inflammation, decreased cellular renewal, excess oil, vascular degeneration (the appearance of blood vessels on the skin), and neuro-aging. It features an advanced, patent-pending complex of technologies and ingredients that are specially designed to address each these major symptoms:
Inflammation: ZO® Medical Rozatrol’s™ Inflammation Modulation Complex helps reduce visible signs of redness, allow cells to resume their normal proliferation, aid in the reduction of skin sensitivity, help restore the skin barrier function, and deliver defense against UV-induced inflammation.
Decreased cellular renewal: ZO® Medical Rozatrol’s™ formula contains an innovative, ultra-mild Enzymatic Exfoliator, which gently exfoliates dry skin to reduce redness and trigger cell renewal and alleviate the appearance of papules and pustules, thickened skin and localized areas of pigmentation.
Excess Oil: Skin is normalized by ZO® Medical Rozatrol’s™ Triple Blend Sebum Controller, which not only reduces oil production but also contains antibacterial properties that limit the microorganism activity that can lead to inflammation.
Vascular degeneration: New blood vessels are formed as a result of potent amino acids, which also help skin combat moisture loss and promote microcirculation to even skin tone and restore a radiant complexion.
Neuro-aging: Hydrolyzed algin, a soothing and restorative compound derived from algae, which reenergizes derma cells, restores and stabilizes normal cellular regeneration to improve skin texture, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

ZO® Medical Rozatrol’s™ multi-targeted complex addresses all of the irritating, unsightly, and uncomfortable symptoms of rosacea directly and effectively, so you can finally have the problem-free complexion you’ve dreamed of, without having to manage multiple treatments.

Founded by world-renowned dermatologist and skincare expert Dr. Zein Obagi, ZO® Skin Health harnesses the latest skincare science to deliver at-home products with in-office strength. Widely recognized as the founder of the science of skin health, Dr. Obagi is a leader in the field of dermatology, and has led the industry with innovative treatments designed to create and maintain healthy skin. His line of solution-focused products has helped clients around the country achieve healthy, flawless skin, and is a top choice of physicians and dermatologists nationwide. 

WHERE TO GET IT: Available in January 2017 for $88 at and through physicians and dermatologists worldwide. 

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Beauty Essentials for your Gym Bag

From hot yoga to spin class, it’s important to fill your gym bag with the best beauty essentials to keep you looking and feeling fresh, natural and effortless after a workout. With these beauty essentials, you’ll look like you never worked a sweat and ready to conquer the day. 

Goldwell Kerasilk Volume Re-Power Dry Shampoo 
Get rid of sweaty hair with Goldwell Kerasilk Repower Volume Dry Shampoo. It instantly revitalizes hair, leaving your locks luxuriously, silky and shiny just in time for your after next appointment. 

C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Shine/Breath Freshener  
Add moisture and a touch of shine to your lips after a workout with C.O. Bigelow’s Mentha Lip Shine/Breath Freshener. Its formula is mint-infused to provide a glossy shine with a refreshing cooling sensation. Your lips will stay moist while the peppermint oil gives your breath a dose of long lasting freshness

Molton Brown Comice Pear & Wild Honey Hand Cream 
The cold fitness studios can ruin your hands. Condition your hands with Molton Brown’s Comice Pear & Wild Honey Hand Cream, a moisturizing product with fresh notes of honeyed comice pears, gardenia and sweet biscuit. It’s an indulgent addition to your hand care routine this spring. 

Mally Beauty Perfect Prep Neutralizing Primer
Take out post-workout redness with Mally Beauty’s Perfect Prep Neutralizing Primer. Its formula works as both a primer and a color-corrector. Not only does it seal in makeup, it is designed to eradicate sun spots, redness and visible veins. You can wear it alone for a flawless fresh face or under make up to lock in your look. 

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Brighten Up Your Look with John Frieda Hair Care

Brighten Up Your Look with John Frieda Hair Care

It’s a new season which means it’s time to revamp your look. Bring out the beautiful color in your hair with John Frieda Hair Care – no salon visit necessary.  

John Frieda Sheer Blonde Brilliantly Brighter Collection 
You love being a blonde, so why let your captivating colour be anything but amazing? With this collection, your blonde will shine brighter than ever. Take your color from dull to dazzling with the NEW John Frieda Sheer Blonde Brilliantly Brighter collection, infusing it with a shimmery pearlescence to reveal a brighter, bolder, more reflective blonde.  

-          Start your shower off with Sheer Blonde Brilliantly Brighter Ultra Illuminating Shampoo to improve translucency and light reflection while it cleanses, revealing a boosted blonde.
-          After shampooing, apply the Sheer Blonde Brilliantly Brighter Blonde Perfecting Treatment to revitalize and harmonize your blonde, adding an overlay of stunning shimmer that moves naturally in the light. Apply first to the underside sections of the hair, followed by the top and back sections. Then add one all-over, full coat to the hair. Wait five minutes, then rinse thoroughly. Wash hands after use and allow three washes between each treatment.
-          Finally, apply Sheer Blonde Brilliantly Brighter Ultra Illuminating Conditioner. This weightless conditioner will moisturize, nourish and smooth hair, while leaving behind the shimmery, pearlescent finish.

For best results, use the Shampoo and Conditioner daily, but make sure to allow at least three washes between each treatment application.

John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter Lightening Collection ($9.99 each at food, drug and mass retailers) 
Get that natural looking sun-kissed glow with this trio of shampoo, conditioner and in-shower treatment. Introduced in 2016, this is the first at-home range of products to lighten and brighten brunette colour right in the shower. It will illuminate warm honey and caramel tones in your hair to make it look naturally lightened by the sun. 

-          Prior to shampoo and conditioner, start off with the Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter In-Shower Treatment. Your brunette colour will instantly be lifted up 1 shade, bringing out its lighter, warmer dimensions. It works by removing a type of melanin from the hair shaft that’s particular to brunettes, resulting in a permanent, all-over lighting. The dual-tube applicator lets you blend the lightener in your hands, with no extra mixing step. Run the foaming treatment through your hair, leave it on for 5 minutes, and then rinse completely. 
-          Gradually brighten & illuminate glowing brunette tones with the Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter Shampoo & Visibly Brighter Conditioner. They take brunette hues in a warmer, more golden direction and adds shine for extra brightness. 

For best results, use the Shampoo and Conditioner daily, and apply the treatment approximately once every four weeks (1-2 times during each color cycle)