Friday, December 8, 2017

John Frieda and the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year: Ultra Violet

Pantone announces Ultra Violet as the 2018 color of the year. A color that represents originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking – which makes it the perfect new color and look for the iconic John Frieda Hair Care Frizz Ease collection. In this house we have been using these products for years as they have kept our tresses looking both healthy and voluminous.

John Frieda Frizz Ease has been on shelves for over a quarter of a century, keeping their innovative and revolutionary products the leader in fighting frizz. Whether it’s a cult classic that smooths hair for every look or a shampoo that moisturizes and hydrates, John Frieda Frizz Ease is there for you no matter what you need.

Frizz Ease Secret Weapon Touch Up Crème ($6.99): Smooth frizz and flyaways instantly—anywhere, anytime—for a flawless, shiny finish.

Frizz Ease Daily Nourishment Shampoo + Conditioner ($5.99): Give your hair a daily dose of hydration with this duo that provides humidity resistance, breakage reduction and improved conditioning. With this shampoo and conditioner, you will keep your hair continuously soft, silky and smooth. 

Frizz Ease Air Dry Waves Styling Foam ($9.99): Achieve your desired soft, natural and touchable air-dry waves that you can run your fingers through.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

GLAMSQUAD X Art Basel Travel Offer

Yes, everyone I know will soon be traveling to Art Basel so I certainly wanted this offer to be seen right away. I have used GLAMSQUAD a few times and have been very pleased with the results! So, if you need your hair, makeup or nails done, please use the offer below.

Traveling to Art Basel from NYC or LA? Enjoy $15 off GLAMSQUAD services during your stay by using the code below. Sit back and relax as our hand-selected and rigorously vetted beauty professionals transform your look from head-to-toe in up to an hour from the convenience of your hotel. With personalized consultations and a range of signature looks, GLAMSQUAD will give you the full VIP experience ensuring you look and feel your best all Basel long.

CODE: BASEL2017 (valid from 12/4-12/11 for one-time use; code limited to first 100 users).

Schedule an appointment via the GLAMSQUAD app or at

Photo by @just_a_spectator at Emma Gordon Levine and my curated 
 "Art Relief For Direct Relief" charity event 
for Puerto Rico in which I used GLAMSQUAD for both hair and make up.
Art by Danny Greene.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Launching Soon from Smashbox Cosmetics: Always On Liquid Lipstick

I admit, it does not often happen when a beauty brand I love, a Makeup Artist I love AND a gallery I love combine forces. Such was the case when the deliciously delightful Vlada Haggerty came to town to debut her art collection at AFA Gallery alongside fellow artists Colin Christian and Sas Christian. Vlada is the Lip Editor in Chief for Smashbox Cosmetics and it was an absolute pleasure to spend time with her and learn more about her artistry.

A lot of new products were showcased at the event, with a December 15th release date, and I was able to swatch and fall for many of the products on display. I especially liked a new Metallic Matte called XO, Vlada which is a Rose Gold with Gold Pearl color I wouldn't normally have tried before. I put it on my Instastory as I really loved the metallic color. I nearly always wear red. Vlada responded right away and agreed it looked great! She knows I love my red lippy's, so this was truly a different look for me! 

After meeting Vlada and the Smashbox team, I swatched the Mattes I received and added four Metallic Mattes on top. 

Mattes swatched from bottom up: Gotta Light, Stay Neutral, Purple Taffy, Spoiler Alert, Teal With It, Ultra-Violet and Fair Game.

Metallic Mattes swatched from bottom up: So Jelly, Vino Noir, Punked Rock and XO, Vlada.

I can attest that they stay on for hours on end without any build up, flaking nor smudging. Absolutely incredible formula. 

Each are $24 and you will be able to find many more colors available on December 15th, 2017 at Sephora, Ulta, Macy's Impulse and

Below are pictures from the event and a great time was had by all!



New from Cargo Cosmetics: Limited Edition Cargo x Star Wars Episode VIII The Last Jedi Collection

Each season, Cargo Cosmetics journeys to a different destination as a nod to the free spirit of the independent traveler. For Fall/Holiday 2017, the beauty brand embarks on an intergalactic voyage transporting consumers to a galaxy far, far away.

Award-winning color brand, Cargo Cosmetics, launched the  limited edition Star Wars: The Last Jedi makeup collection and it is bound to be the perfect holiday gift!

The new Star Wars: The Last Jedi film debuts in U.S. theaters on December 15, 2017. Cargo Cosmetics’ and this capsule collection inspired by the film will is available right in time for the holidays.

The Cargo Cosmetics Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi Collection is now available on and will be rolling out to 1,100 Kohl’s doors. The collection is also for sale on

This collaboration with Disney has given our team an opportunity to really showcase our creativity," says Brian Robinson, President of Cargo Cosmetics." Cargo is regularly used on the sets of hit Hollywood films so developing a line for Star Wars: The Last Jedi just further reinforces our brand’s identity. We are truly excited to be able to offer the Cargo customer this exclusive capsule collection in addition to the regularly planned Fall/Holiday launches.”

The new film debuts in U.S. theaters on December 15, 2017. Cargo’s collection inspired by the new movie is a limited edition capsule so it is up to you to move at light-speed in order to call them your own!

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About Cargo Cosmetics

For 20 years, Cargo Cosmetics has been a staple on the sets of film and television as well as in the makeup bags of women worldwide. High-definition foundations that escape the scrutiny of HD cameras and first-to-market innovations have created a loyal following amongst the world’s most renowned makeup artists. An industry insider favorite, Cargo has received some of the beauty industry’s most prestigious awards. As a nod to the free spirit of the independent traveler, Cargo chooses a different location to transport fans to each season. Visit for additional information.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals: dr. brandt Skincare

Fellow beauty lovers! I am trying to give you as much information as possible this week so that all of your beauty needs may be met! There are so many wonderful deals and here are just a few from dr. brandt Skincare.


WHAT: 45% OFF Needles No More® No More Baggage
WHEN: Friday, November 24


WHAT: Buy 1 and get 1 free: Do Not Age Triple Peptide Eye Cream ($82), Microdermabrasion ($79), Pores No More® Pore Refiner Primer ($45), Magnetight Age-Defier ($75), Do Not Age Time Defying Cream ($132), 2% Retinol Complex Serum ($69)
WHEN: Monday, November 27