Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Cargo Cosmetics: SWIMMABLES™ Lippies

Cargo Cosmetics’s Matte, Satin, and Glossy Summer Lippies
Summer is still here and this certainly means we need the perfect lippy for the season. Below are Cargo’s go-to summer shades from thier best-selling liquid lipsticks, lip color, and lip gloss!
SWIMMABLES™ Longwear Matte Liquid Lipstick
Whether you’re sipping lemonade near the pool or just beachin’ it, this matte budge-proof liquid lipstick delivers intense long wear color that won’t smudge or transfer! The suede matte finish is pleasantly lightweight and does not settle into fine lines or crack and flake on the lips.
PRICE: $18























Essential Lip Gloss
For the glossy wet lips look, this ultra- high-shine gloss delivers intense color payoff while its slick texture glides over lips for a smooth, non-sticky feel. The long-wearing formula also locks in moisture, leaving lips feeling hydrated!
PRICE: $16










Essential Lip Color
This go-to summer lip-plumper essential lipstick is highly pigmented and moisturizing. Infused with MaxiLip, lips are instantly fuller voluptuous, and gorgeous!
PRICE: $22

Thursday, August 9, 2018

YBF Beauty is Celebrating their 10th Anniversary! Exclusive Offer for August 10th Only!

Beauty Alert! Beauty Alert! Tomorrow ONLY!  ybf (your best friend) beauty is celebrating their 10thanniversary with the specially curated “Best of ybf Collection” hitting ybfbeauty.com for a 24-hour exclusive event!

For tomorrow only, August 10th for the 10th anniversary, ybf is offering this collection of their star performers for the special price of $39.50.

ybf is celebrating flawless skin and brows that wow with this 4-piece offering of Stacey’s best-selling Perfect Prep Face Primer, Neutralizing Crème and Illuminating Crème Duo, Higher Brow-er Power Brow Highlighterand #1 seller, the Automatic Eyebrow Pencil.





The “Best of ybf Collection” includes:
  • Perfect Prep Face Primer: Keep your foundation and concealer in place while smoothing and refining the appearance of skin’s surface. This primer helps extend the wear of your makeup and acts as a mattifier, controlling shine while keeping skin hydrated.
  • Neutralizing Crème and Illuminating Crème Duo: No look is complete without ybf neutralizing crème, custom formulated to help counteract the appearance of ruddiness and skin discolorations. The yellow tone creates a flawless effect on your face, warming your complexion as it equalizes its hue. Use the illuminating crème and its pearl-like pigments to create a soft-optic and light-reflecting sheen.
  • Higher Brow-er Power Brow Highlighter: ybf’s double-ended illuminating brow highlighter accentuates your brow shape by catching and reflecting light. Carve out your brow with the matte side first and then add shimmer to the brow bone and inner corner of the eye.
  • Automatic Eyebrow Pencil: This universal eyebrow pencil delivers 22 different shades of color in one pencilIt changes color based on the amount of pressure applied for a natural match every time. Plus, there's no need for sharpening- the innovative automatic sharpening allows you to twist up for a fresh, fine point with each application.


Price: $39.50 ONE DAY ONLY! (A $76.61 value)
Availability: Only available at this price August 10th for the brand’s 10th anniversary at ybfbeauty.com

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Get The Look: Constance Wu with Leonor Greyl Products and Lashify


I am in love with the Leonor Greyl brand as it is results driven and their ingredients are simply divine. Anything they create, I either own or want to own!


Constance Wu hits peak red carpet glamour at the “Crazy Rich Asians" premiere, wearing ‘limousine lash’ created by celebrity makeup artist Molly Greenwald using Lashify products and sleek, ultra-straight hair by celebrity hairstylist Derek Yuen using Leonor Greyl products.

As the first Hollywood studio film with an Asian-American protagonist in more than 25 years, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ represents so much more than a glitzy rom-com. So when it came time to dream up a beauty look befitting of the boundary-breaking occasion at the film’s LA premiere last night, celebrity makeup artist Molly Greenwald and celebrity hairstylist Derek Yuen took the film’s star, Constance Wu to the pinnacle of glamour.

For her ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ premiere, Constance asked celebrity makeup artist Molly Greenwald for a “limousine lash” to match the glamour of the evening.

“To get the natural, but lux look, I used Lashify C14 lashes in the center of the eye, tapering down on either side with Lashify C12-sized lashes. I affixed the lashes with a black glue, a trick that creates more depth toward the root of the lashes.”

For celebrity hairstylist Derek Yuen, inspiration for Constance’s sleek, center-parted hair look started with a strapless Ralph & Russo Couture gown, every inch covered in Swarovski crystals.

“Looking at her in that dress, it was about making Constance a Hollywood goddess that is so statuesque and proud to be representing and carrying this film that’s so meaningful to so many people. That’s where all our heads were at without really saying it.”

“To mirror the gown’s clean lines, I opted for a sleek, clean look that emphasized hair health and shine. After trimming the ends of Wu’s hair in the back to reveal just a sliver of skin between the dress line and the hair, I used Leonor Greyl Condition Naturelleon the hair from roots to mid-shaft to help create hold that would last and Leonor Greyl Lait Luminescence Bi-Phase on just the ends to boost hydration; Luminescence Bi-Phase is so great for brittle dry hair to blow dry it and make it really shiny again.”

“After combing products through to distribute evenly, I created a laser-cut center part, using a rat-tail comb. Creating a perfect part is almost a gravity trick. To get it right, I place my forefinger at the center of the hairline and my thumb in the back of the crown, using my forefinger as a guide to push the comb toward my thumb in order to get as straight a line as possible.”

“Once the center part was in, I blow dried the hair on low heat with a in sections using a boar-bristle brush, starting from the back and moving toward the front. I love using a boar-bristle brush with Leonor Greylproducts because it spreads product evenly throughout the hair and gives it such a nice shine.”

“After drying each section, I used a pea-sized drop of Leonor Greyl Éclat Naturel on my hand, then smoothed it over the section of hair for a sleek look that amplifies shine. To lay front sections of the hair behind her shoulder, I sprayed Leonor Greyl Laque Souple directly onto a boar-bristle brush and worked it into the roots before tightly brushing sections back behind the ears.

Once the blow-dry was complete, I set the hair by using non-creasing clips to temporarily clip front sections in place, then used a light mist of Leonor Greyl Laque Souple all over the hair, smoothing any flyaways down with my hand or a brush.

After Constance got dressed, I removed the clips and used a toothbrush dipped in Leonor Greyl Gel À L’Hibiscus to smooth any flyaways along the hairline while boosting shine.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

New: WUNDER2 Super-Stay Liquid Eyeliner

On the many super hot and humid days, I make certain to wear long lasting foundation, blush, lippy, mascara and of course eyeliner. There’s no need to sacrifice your makeup look during the summer months if you wear the right results driven products. 

Instead, embrace the heat wave with the NEW WUNDER2 Super-Stay Liquid Eyeliners that are available TODAY. Available in 5 bold shades - Electric Blue, Orange Pop, Red Velvet, Glazed Chocolate, Gold Mine – these liquid liners contain a waterproof and smudge resistant 24-HR formula that will last throughout the day, adding ultra-pigmented color to any eye look. Now you can create any look you desire based on your mood, from polished and precise to super dramatic and winged out – there’s a color for all your summer festivities this season.


Available for $15.95 each on WUNDER2.com

Friday, June 22, 2018

National Hydration Day is June 23rd!

National Hydration Day is coming up and my skin has been reacting to the change in weather. If yours has been too, here are a few results driven options to try.

Curél Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer is here to quench your body’s thirst as it effectively combats dehydrated skin and provides hydration. The wet skin moisturizer is activated by water on freshly-showered skin and penetrates deeply into the skin’s surface to heal dryness for soft, healthy skin you can only imagine. After showering, your pores are open, providing an easy pathway for moisture to absorb into just-showered skin. ($10.99; available at all mass retailers & drug stores nation-wide.)









IMAGE Skincare VITAL C hydrating water burst gives your face that extra boost of hydration that you have been longing for. The water bust is a lightweight transformational gel texture formulated to burst into intense hydration. Upon application it releases a flood of antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, vitamins and anti-aging peptides to provide a youthful, brighter, healthier-looking complexion.The water burst is perfect for dry or dehydrated skin; sensitive or irritated skin; post-treatment use. ($45; IMAGESkincare.com.)





IOPE by AMOREPACIFIC Hydro Serum is a highly-concentrated serum that provides intense moisture to dull, dry skin. The serum is uniquely infused with hyaluronic capsules that burst on contact and penetrate deep into skin to deliver moisture and recharge tired skin. The fast-absorbing serum softens skin while hydrating dry, flaky patches. It is most effective when used after application of a toner in the morning and at night. ($45; Available for in-store purchase at Aritaum.)