Tuesday, February 6, 2018

New from ELEMIS: Superfood Skincare Range

I have been a fan of all ELEMIS products for so very long! They are a results driven brand and knowing this new Superfood Skincare Range is 100% vegan friendly is that much better for both the planet and our skin. 

About the ELEMIS Superfood Skincare Range: 

100% vegan-friendly
Feed your complexion from the outside in with the pure power of concentrated superfoods, for optimal skin health
Essential to these power-packed formulas are Supergreen and Supergrain Complexes, rich in anti-oxidants, omega fatty acids, vitamins and minerals to feed the skin with nourishment. 

The Superfood skincare range features a Pre-Biotic, designed to aid in supporting the good-for-you microflora on the skin’s surface, helping to balance and maintain the skin’s delicate ecosystem. 

A Superfood Facial Wash ($25), Superfood Day Cream ($45) and Superfood Night Cream ($55) are joining the bestselling, award-winning Superfood Facial Oil ($55).

Monday, February 5, 2018

JUARA: Don’t Forget About Your Hands This Winter

You know the feeling. It’s freezing outside, and the heat’s cranked indoors. The air everywhere is just so dry. And now, so are your hands. I have actual cuts on my hands due to dryness.

Good thing, JUARA’s Coconut Illipe Hand & Nail Balm exists.

It is absolutely everything you’ve ever wanted in a hand cream:

• It soothes and hydrates parched skin instantly, thanks to Illipe Butter plus Coconut, Candlenut and Buriti Oils
• It nourishes and mends cracked, torn and bleeding (yowch) cuticles
• It absorbs quickly and leaves behind absolutely no greasy residue
• It smells amazing (coconut + fresh-cut tropical flowers = a welcome respite from winter)
• It forms a protective film over the skin and lasts through hand washing (hello, flu season)
• It boasts anti-aging properties like fading darks spots and plumping up lines and wrinkles
• It promotes healthier nail growth
• It’s only $20

But trying is believing. Available now at juaraskincare.com

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Valentine’s Day Ideas from Viktor&Rolf

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and these are two wonderful gift ideas. 

Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb & Bonbon Valentine’s Day Gift Sets. Wrapped with love and sealed with a heart, these must-have sets filled with bright floral and decadent caramel notes make the perfect gift for this romantic holiday.


Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Valentine’s Gift Set ($120, luxury department stores nationwide) 

The biggest bouquet this Valentine’s Day is Flowerbomb, every bottle is filled with over 1,000 flowers -- you won’t find a more romantic gift!

  • Includes EDP Spray, mini on-the-go Spray, Shower Gel & Body Cream 


Viktor&Rolf Bonbon Valentine’s Gift Set ($120, luxury department stores nationwide) 

Indulge in a tale of decadent love on Valentine’s Day with delicious caramel notes linked to a provocative accord of bold patchouli and sweet vanilla

  • Includes EDP Spray, Body Lotion & Shower Gel

Monday, January 29, 2018

Get The Look: Anna Kendrick’s Tresses by Matthew Monzon

Matthew Monzon styles Anna Kendrick
 for the Grammy Awards 2018

For last night’s Grammy Awards red carpet, Anna Kendrick’s hairstyle made a sleek yet tousled statement.

Inspiration: Matthew was inspired by Anna's outfit to give her style a 90s’ vibe mixed with relaxed, Hollywood glamour.

Step by step:

· Starting with damp hair, prep by sprayingJohn Frieda Frizz Ease Daily Nourishment Leave-In Conditioner mid-shaft through to the ends for hydration

· Next, apply John Frieda Luxurious Volume Perfectly Full Mousse and comb it throughout from roots to ends before blow drying with a medium round brush

· Create a side part, tuck one side behind the ear, and spray with John Frieda Frizz Ease Moisture Barrier Hairspray

· Then, with a large barrel curling iron, wave the hair into “S” shapes and spray John Frieda Luxurious Volume Volume Refresh Dry Shampoo to each section to give separation to the waves

· Smooth the front sections with John Frieda Frizz Ease Secret Weapon Touch Up Crème to tame any fly-aways around the face

· To finish, spray John Frieda Frizz Ease Moisture Barrier Hairspray to hold the look the entire night

Get The Look: Janelle Monae's Makeup by Jessica Smalls at The Grammys 2018

INSPIRATION: "I wanted to give Janelle a timeless and current look at the same time, so I decided to give her a Twiggy 2018 vibe."

“I wanted Janelle's skin to shine like the star that she is, so we began prepping her skin the night before Grammys with Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask to help brighten her skin's appearance. 

When I arrived to Janelle the next morning, she was already glowing, but I decided to take the glow to the next level by giving her a light 5-minute steam, and then massaging Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate all over her face and along her neck, followed by Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream. I then applied Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado around her eyes, using my ring finger, to keep that delicate area moisturized.”

“For a bold and sexy eye look, I applied Buxom Cosmetics Eyeshadow Bar Single Eyeshadow in shades Lingerie Lover, Haute Couture and LBD to her crease, using a soft blending brush. 

The powerfully-pigmented formula glides onto lids with a luxe, powder-to-silk feel. I then lined her water line with Buxom Cosmetics Hold The Line Waterproof Eyeliner in shade Ring My Bell and swept the Buxom Cosmetics Eyeshadow Bar Single Eyeshadow in shade Twilight Tryst on top to make the green pop.

I finished with Eylure Luxe Silk “Trillion” false lashes and then applied a few individual lashes on the bottom for a “Twiggy” effect. To complete the look, I used Buxom Cosmetics Big Tease Plumping Mascara for instantly plumped, longer lashes.”

“Giving the moisturizer plenty of time to penetrate the skin, I then applied a pore minimizing primer all over her face using a synthetic brush. I then mixed Buxom Cosmetics Show Some Skin Weightless Foundation in shade In the Dark with the Buxom Cosmetics Divine Goddess Luminizer and using a damp sponge I applied all over Janelle’s face, starting by her nose and blending upwards and outwards. 

Using my ring finger, I sparingly dabbed some Concealer under her eyes to brighten. I contoured her face, focusing on her cheeks, temples and forehead with Buxom Cosmetics Hot Escapes Bronzer in shade Maldives, which gives off the perfect sun-kissed color and flatters all skin tones. And to complete her face I applied a soft pink to the apples of her cheeks, with some Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream on top for a subtle glow.”

“Now that her eyes and skin are finished, I hydrated her lips with Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1, and filled them in slightly with the all-in-one plumping lip liner, Buxom Cosmetics Plumpline Lip Liner in shade Stealth.

I finished the look with the ultimate plumping lip gloss, Buxom Cosmetics Full-On Lip Polish in shade Megan. The high-shine gloss tingles for a lusciously soft and seriously sexy pout. And a stunning red carpet look was born!”
-Jessica Smalls, @jessicasmalls