Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Cartier for Mother's Day

It is amazing how time flies! With Mother’s Day around the corner, I wanted to remind you about some of the extraordinary fragrances from Cartier that will make Mom feel extra special this year. 

Whether her taste is classic or more modern, check out two breathtaking fragrances from the brand that she is sure to love.

The Traditional Mom

La Panthère EDP ($110 1.6oz, NeimanMarcus.com)

A floral fragrance with feline notes, illuminated with gardenia, a lively flower peppered with chypre and velvety nuances and comprised of an accord in three parts, chypre, floral and musk.




The “Cool” Mom

Baiser Fou ($95 1.6oz, Sephora.com)

Perfect for spring, this bright and irresistible scent exalts the magnetic force of the orchid with a touch of white chocolate, creating the balmy fragrance of a lipstick.

I personally like to wear both fragrances at different times of the year. I guess I would be considered a "Traditional Cool Mom" by some?! I'll take it.


Monday, April 17, 2017

Instant Beauty Fixes from Rimmel London and Sally Hansen

Looking for an instant fix for spring? Search no further, Sally Hansen and Rimmel London have you covered from head to toe. Get instantly flawless with Rimmel London’s newest launches—the Insta-Flawless primer, Insta Flawless Skin Tint and Insta Flawless Fix and Matte Setting powder will prep your skin perfectly while the Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs will get you glowing in no time.

Finish off your flawless look with fabulous vibrant nail colors from the Sally Hansen Color Therapy Line that will really stand out against your new glow.

NEW! Rimmel London Insta Flawless Primer ($6.47)

Brightens skin tone while giving a natural looking glow. Apply under foundation to prolong wear of makeup.



NEW! Rimmel London Insta Flawless Skin Tint ($6.99)

More than just a primer, this clever complexion-enhancer helps perfect and protect skin, visually erasing signs of fatigue and giving a natural-looking radiant glow.The ultra- lightweight moisturizing formula leaves skin hydrated for up to 24 hours while SPF 15 helps to protect against UV rays.nstaFlawless has a super-smooth texture that leaves a light, velvety veil on your skin. Wear it alone for a gorgeous radiant finish, or under foundation to boost the wear of your makeup. Choose from two shades that suit a vast array of skin tones: #006 Light/Medium for lighter skin tones and #007 Medium/Dark for olive to darker complexions.



NEW! Rimmel London Insta Flawless Fix & Matte Setting Powder ($6.47)

This smooth and lightweight formula controls shine and sets foundation with a matte finish. Apply with a powder brush over foundation or bare skin.




Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Spray ($13.99)

Now you can give your legs a makeover in seconds with Airbrush Legs. No sun. No salon. No streaks. Just flawless-looking, irresistible, sexy legs. This lightweight leg makeup, enriched with Palmaria Extract, enhances coverage of freckles, veins and imperfections so legs look and feel silky, smooth and sexy. Comes in 5 shades to match any skin tone-Fairest Shade, Light Glow, Medium Glow, Tan Glow and Deep Glow.
Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Color ($8.99)

The patented argan oil formula fuses intensive nourishment and instant moisture for healthy looking nails.Up to 10 days of fade-proof, chip-resistant wear.

Available in 38 stunning shades. Shown below in Haute Springs, Slicks and Stones and Reflection Pool







Thursday, April 13, 2017

New From ELEMIS

NEW from one of my favorite tried and true brands....ELEMIS! These new must-have formulations are in line with ELEMIS’ goal of harnessing the power of the highest grade actives, combining the best of science and nature to deliver drastic results. I swear by their brand.

Pro-Definition Facial Oil ($79, Elemis.com)




Support the architecture of your complexion with ELEMIS’ ground-breaking stem cell technology that harnesses the botanical power of nature’s most resilient plan life

This oil is quickly and lightly absorbed, creating contour definition and lift around the jaw line, nose and brow (targets vertical lines)

Key ingredients: Raspberry Plant Stem Cell Extract, Organic Barbary Fig Oil, Evening Primrose Oils, Himalayan Gentian & Frankincense

Hydra-Boost Serum ($72, Elemis.com)



Give your skin a drink with this light serum to bring instant hydrating with a compelling formulation of ingredients.

Rich in Vitamin E, Omega 6 and 9, and fatty acids, it reinforces the skin’s barrier and regulates hydration by boosting skin’s natural synthesis from within.

Key ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid, Néré Seed, Quinic Acid & Dhatelo Oil

Gentle Foaming Facial Wash ($36, Elemis.com)



This cream cleanser carefully lifts away the debris of the day, including all traces of make-up, in a light but luscious lather, helping to reduce any excess oil that may have built up, leaving the skin feeling spectacularly clean, refreshed and balanced.

A bright aromatic of lemon, sweet and bitter orange, ylang ylang and petitgrain brings an uncompromising sense of soap-and-water cleanliness without the dryness.

Key ingredients: Apple Amino Acid, Pracaxi Oil, Orange Peel Wax & Fig

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Elemis: Pro-Collagen Eye Renewal

I am in constant search of an eye product to help reduce the fine lines surrounding my eyes plus lighten up the dark circles below them. I asked the Elemis team to suggest a product and this Pro-Collagen Eye Renewal Anti-wrinkle eye cream is said to be able to do the trick in as little as 28 days. 

As you know, I am a tried and true Elemis fan so I am excited at the thought of looking healthier and reducing the fine lines around my eyes. I admit that I get filler twice a year and still cannot get rid of the lines! I think hydrating that problem area just might be the solution I was looking for.






What Elemis says:

Clinically proven to visibly smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eye by up to 60% to reveal renewed, more youthful eyes.

Elemis, leading British spa brand and experts in results-driven, anti-ageing skincare introduce Pro-Collagen Eye Renewal, a next-generation eye cream with a breakthrough cream-gel texture and the newest addition to the highly acclaimed and globally successful Elemis Anti-Ageing System.

Pro-Collagen Eye Renewal (15ml/RRP $99.00) is an intensive eye cream containing a unique synergy of potent seaweeds and volcanic algaes that cleverly mimic the skin’s function for a visible restructuring effect on the eye area.

This revolutionary cream-gel texture is lightweight and glides on easily to dramatically smooth fine lines without overloading the delicate eye area or causing puffiness. Independent Clinical Trials verified that in just 28 days, this product visibly smoothes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area by up to 60%*, plus 67%* of women experienced a significant restructuring effect.

*Elemis commissions Independent Clinical Trials using the very latest scientific laser technology and data analysis. For Pro-Collagen Eye Renewal the complexity, depth and isotropy of the Micro-Relief and also the complexity, depth and volume of wrinkle were tested.

Elemis expert Noella Gabriel explains…

“Tired, puffy and lined eyes can age your face beyond your years. Pro-Collagen Eye Renewal is a non-invasive alternative to drastic measures for reducing signs of ageing under the eyes. It will deliver maximum visible, anti-ageing results to the delicate eye area in just 28 days. Puffiness is reduced, fine lines are smoothed and crows feet softened to bring a visibly renewed youthful definition back to the eye area.”

The Elemis Product Development Team in conjunction with leading doctors and skincare specialists have formulated this revolutionary product incorporating a regenerative synergy of four potent marine extracts:

Padina Pavonica – a potent algae that creates crystals of Calcium which in clinical trials shows an incredible anti-ageing effect on human skin. The active ingredients stimulate the production of Glycosaminoglucans (GAGs), which are responsible for the moisturisation, firmness and elasticity of the skin.

Blue-Green Micro Algae – extracted from Lake Klamath in Oregon, the world’s most mineral rich volcanic lake. This extract also contains a high concentration of Vitamin B, Amino Acids, Potassium and Magnesium which helps the skin to resist the effects of ageing.

Chlorella Vulgaris – a green algae which protects the collagen and elasticity of the skin to deliver a firming and restructuring effect whilst reducing puffiness. It also contains vital Proteins, Pectids and Amino Acids which are also found in the skin making this unique algae highly compatible with the skin.

Methylsilanol Munnuronate – an organic derivative of seaweed which binds moisture in the Epidermis, enhancing cell regeneration and helping to firm and strengthen the skin. Its excellent Anti-Oxidant properties also help to prevent the acceleration of premature ageing and have a visible restructuring effect on the eye area. 

I am excited to follow up with my results as this product looks promising and results driven.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Spring 2017: Pastels Are In!

Spring is here, yet on some days in NYC, you could hardly believe it to be true! I have rounded up some beauties from both Rimmel London and Sally Hansen to at least make you feel warm and pretty in pastels.

Rimmel London:

From the Kate Moss Nude’s Collection, these beautiful neutral pastels will add just the right amount of spring to your lips! Shown in shades 40 and 41

Price: $5.79







From the new Oh My Gloss Oil Tint Collection, this baby pink gloss will get your lips Easter Ready in no time!

Price: $5.99



Sally Hansen: Nail it! for Easter and Springtime with these beautiful shades from Sally Hansen’s innovative Nail Color Collections!

Color Therapy ($8.99): Shown in Rosy Quartz and Shea Dream





Miracle Gel ($9.99): Shown in Little peony, b-girl, Crème De la Crème and Sweet Tea










Insta-Dri ($4.96): Shown in Pink blink and Leaping Lilac







Complete Salon Manicure ($7.99): Shown in What in carnation, Jaded and Pardon My Garden