Thursday, August 22, 2019

PURE ROMANCE: Products That Empower, Educate and Entertain Women's Health Issues

Recently I attended an intimate event featuring the extensive brand Pure Romance. Founder Patty Brisben spoke of products they created for women’s health and I learned so much about keeping my body healthy and happy. Giggles filled the room at times when vibrators or lubricants were spoken of yet I loved speaking freely about sexual health. It is such an important topic that the more we get comfortable speaking about, the more we will become knowledgeable about how to be our best selves.

There were also so many wonderful products for shaving, moisturizing the body and self tanners. Last night I tried their “Coochy” best selling conditioning shave cream ($20) and it was incredible. After that I sprayed their Soothing Aftershave Mist ($24) and my legs felt so hydrated and soft to the touch. Amazing! The Lavender and Chamomile Massage Lotion ($32) was the final touch to soothe and smooth my skin. The scents in all products used are light as I am sensitive to smell. I have so many new products to sample yet I started with their number one seller first, Coochy.

There are a multitude of products to buy which cover many different categories. They even have bedroom attire in their product line! I am already impressed with everything I have personally sampled.

Both Patty Brisben and her President and CEO Chris Cicchinelli have non- profit organizations that not only deal with women’s sexual health but also help transgender youth and their families by providing education, advocacy and resources to build confidence and acceptance through change.

I learned so much at the event and am very grateful to have met Patty and her wonderful staff. The discussion of women's health must not stop here. Let's continue to keep the conversation going.



This is just a small sampling of what you will find on their website. 
Be sure to go to www.pureromance.com to see the full collection.

LUCKY CHICK: "Treat Yourself Like A Masterpiece" with The Poppy Collection

Rooted in ART- Lucky Chick's founder Stephanie Miklosvary created the brand in order to allow you to have freedom of self expression through your choice of beauty products. For me, beauty and art have been passions of mine for several decades so the Lucky Chick brand spoke to me right away. I not only loved the poppy flower packaging but the color variety (many more than swatched as well as other brand categories are available) are both extensive and beautifully pigmented.

Each jewel tone color is precisely picked from the painting of the Poppy flower created by the Stephanie’s Mother. The entire brand is rooted in art, grounded in nature and blossoming with color.

Given a project to create a painting every day as a meditation while she was going through breast cancer treatment, Stephanie’s Mom turned it into a collection of inspiring creations. Choose your own highly pigmented colors that range from deep reds and oranges to pinks and calming nudes. Allow yourself to feel the energy this collection brings to life with each detail that creates the complete masterpiece.

From their packaging to their website, the blossoming art comes from artist Bonnie Sakoff and The Poppy Collection is their very first launch.

Our faces are generally seen as our canvases so don't be afraid to be bold! The Poppy Collection has you covered no matter how you choose to express yourself. #letyourselfbloom




Colors swatched are Desire, Courage, Blissful and Paradise in both Creamy Matte Lipstick form as well as Hydrating Lip Lacquer.

Monday, August 12, 2019

KORRES: Upcoming Launches Starting August 28th on HSN


SAVE THE DATE of August 28th! You know I am a fan of KORRES and this collection is sure to be a winner- not to mention there will also be an exclusive sneak peak of their upcoming global launch.

KORRES Pure Greek Olive Oil Elasticity Boosting & Anti-Wrinkle Body Cream Collection is debuting on HSN on August 28th. Featuring a trio of the brand’s Pure Greek Olive Oil Body Creams – including the exclusive NEW world launch of the Olive & Orchid scent, as well as an exclusive sneak peak of the brand’s upcoming global launch: Hydra-Biome!

The rich KORRES creams are formulated with the brand’s proprietary blend of Olive Leave Cell Extract and organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil that deliver age-defying benefits, resulting in a youthful-looking, soft and supple skin. The Body Cream Trio features two of the best-selling Greek Olive Oil scents – Olive & Sea Salt and Olive & Blossom – as well as the new Olive & Orchid scent that boasts a fresh floral aroma, evoking a soft spa-like essence.

· NEW! Olive & Orchid: Fresh blooming wild orchids blended with sweet mandarin and a touch of warm vanilla

· Olive & Sea Salt: Derived from Aegean Sea Salt and blended with notes of Rosemary, Mint and Lemon

· Olive & Blossom: Soft white flowers that create the olive fruits from tree

As an exclusive bonus, the brand is also including a travel-sized KORRES Hydra-Biome™ Probiotic Superdose Face Mask. Debuting this fall globally, the revolutionary mask is formulated with cutting-edge microbiome rebalancing technology, to hit the reset button on stressed, red, dull, itchy, scaly and blotchy skin. The mask will transform dull and dehydrated skin into a healthy and glowing complexion after one use.

Availability: Starting August 28th on HSN for $48.



Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Korres: Lip Butter, Black Pine Super Eye Serum and Pomegranate Balancing Cream Gel Moisturiser


Ever since trying products from Korres many years ago, I have been hooked on quite a few. I like that their Founders Greek Pharmacist George Korres and Chemical Engineer Lena Korres believe in the potency of using natural ingredients.  

In the summer months, my skin, under eyes and lips get super dry and Korres products (shown above) give me back not only the hydration I so desperately need but also make my skin (pores are minimized), eyes  (show less fatigue) and lips (feel supple) and soft to the touch. I also like that their products, although rich in ingredients, are affordable through both Sephora.com as well as KorresUSA.com.

If you aren't already in love with this brand...I urge you to give them a try as the variety of products they have are extensive (and effective).

Monday, June 24, 2019

Jonathan Van Ness Joins BIOSSANCE as First Celebrity Ambassador




Jonathan Van Ness Joins BIOSSANCE as First Celebrity Ambassador


Biossance is a brand I feel is a results driven brand. Their products are filled with essential ingredients that have evened out my skin tone beautifully well. I started to have dry patches and adult acne and their products have helped me immensely. I was so happy to hear the following news...

Television personality, podcaster, comedian and beauty expert to the stars Jonathan Van Ness joins Biossance as the first Celebrity Ambassador for the brand. He will also play a large role in an exciting Biossance education initiative later this summer. The partnership with Jonathan Van Ness marks a milestone for the brand to advance its mission to make clean the new standard in beauty.

Biossance uses the latest in biotechnology to create safe, sustainable, and luxurious formulas that deliver unprecedented results. The leading clean beauty brand bans over 2,000 potentially harmful and toxic ingredients. Biossance’s star ingredient is 100% plant-derived squalane, sourced from sugarcane – a weightless, non-comedogenic oil that replenishes and locks in essential moisture for the skin.

 I love incorporating skincare that helps me feel and look my best, while also coming from ethical and sustainably sourced places,” says Jonathan Van Ness.  Since the start of my career in the beauty industry, I have been inspired by companies that blend nature and science to create skincare that helps improve the health of skin and people’s knowledge of what the ingredients really do. I’m so excited to partner with Biossance because of their commitment to clean beauty and to continue educating consumers on their skin. I can’t wait to learn and grow with Biossance.”

Jonathan was the obvious choice for Biossance – he is personable, has an approachable style to beauty expertise, and has a true passion for sustainability,” says Catherine Gore, President of Biossance, of the partnership. “As a clean beauty brand that believes efficacy and results come first, we are thrilled to welcome Jonathan to the Biossance family. His desire to expand the world’s clean beauty knowledge with us makes him a seamless fit with the brand’s vision.”


Jonathan’s Biossance Must-Have:
100% Squalane Oil
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About Biossance
Pioneering sustainable beauty through biotechnology, at Biossance we created a 100% plant-based squalane skincare line that is delivering the leading skin moisturizer while using only safe and sustainable ingredients. We formulate with a No Compromise™ approach, proudly blacklisting over 2,000 potentially harmful ingredients because the products you use make a difference for your health and the health of the planet. Biossance makes sure only the most trustworthy and powerful ingredients make the final cut. Because we believe and are committed to delivering both best performing and clean beauty products. The full Biossance skin care line can be found at Sephora.