Friday, September 22, 2017

John Freida: A Results Driven Brand

I have been a fan for DECADES! Love the way these products make my hair both look and feel. It keeps those curls frizz free and also allows for a healthier look when straightened as well!


The products you use to prep your hair for styling are just as important as the ones you use to lock in the look. No matter what style you’re in the mood for, there’s a John Frieda Hair Care product to help you get your statement making look.



John Frieda Frizz Ease Dream Curls Daily Styling Spray ($6.99, Food, Drug and Mass Retailers Nationwide)

Revitalize and enhance your natural curls for frizz-free, salon-touchable hold. The perfect touch up to your curls, the alcohol-free formula restores definition, elasticity and bounce and will leave your hair glistening with healthy-looking shine.


John Frieda Luxurious Volume Perfectly Full Mousse ($9.99, Food, Drug and Mass Retailers Nationwide)

This light, airy foam instantly plumps limp strands, building in natural body for hair that feels three times thicker. With the flexible formula, it will give your hair a clean, natural feel leaving hair magnificently lush and full all-night long.


John Frieda Frizz Ease Straight Fixation Styling Crème ($5.99, Food, Drug and Mass Retailers Nationwide)

Smooth away frizz and keep your hair soft and moisturized for up to 24 hours with this styling crème. Added bonus, it contains a special ThermaGuard Complex, which helps protect against damage to heat tools, such as blow-dryers and flat irons.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Honest Beauty/Jessica Alba x Rebecca Minkoff NYFW SS18

I am a big fan of both Honest Beauty and Rebecca Minkoff so I had to cover the looks for SS18 for NYFW.

MAKEUP LEAD: Daniel Martin for Honest Beauty

INSPIRATION: “The collection was inspired by the Rolling Stones early years, so I wanted to play up the eyes in a unique way, creating a dual-tone smoky look. It was important to give off grungy vibes while still being feminine and pretty.”

JESSICA ALBA SAYS: “I am so excited to have Honest Beauty partner with Rebecca Minkoff. I love how Rebecca takes risks while still creating beautiful pieces that are both modern and wearable. The smoky look Daniel created with Honest Beauty pairs with Rebecca’s 2018 Spring Collection for a perfect combo of edgy and classic. Any girl can rock the subtle smoky eye with glowing skin -- and the best part is you can get the look with your everyday product."



Younger + Clearer Clarifying Toner ($18)
Even Brighter Everyday Moisturizer ($34)
Even Brighter Everyday Moisturizer ($34)
The Younger Eye Cream ($28)

Tip: Prep skin with a clarifying toner and brightening moisture to ensure skin is fully cleaned, toned and hydrated before applying makeup


True Velvet Eyeliner in Truly Black & Truly Sapphire ($16 each)
Eyeshadow Trio in Smoky Grey & Ocean Blue ($25 each)
Truly Lush Mascara + Lash Primer ($22)

Tip: To create a dual-toned smoky eye, line the top waterline and tightline with black liner and the bottom with sapphire and close eyes tightly allowing the liners run and set using a similar powder shade to create a more smudged, slept-in look *Use the darkest shades over the liners & dab on the slate grey in the inner corners to make eyes pop


Brow Filler ($15)
Truly Lush Mascara + Lash Primer ($22)

Tip: Lash primer works double duty! Keep brows in place by brushing the hair upwards with the primer to create hold and definition


Everything Cream Foundation ($30)
Concealer Duo ($20)
Invisible Blurring Powder ($28)
Crème Blush in Truly Teasing ($22)

Tip: Make sure skin is camera ready with a quick dust of powder just in your t-zone allowing skins natural luminosity to still show through


Truly Kissable Lip Crayon in Sheer Chestnut Kiss ($18)
Magic Balm ($18)

Tip: Top off the look by dabbing Magic Balm to the center of your lips to give your pout a subtle shine without looking overly glossy

Retailer: Honest Beauty products are available at, and at select Target retail locations.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

New from ELEMIS: Pro-Collagen Marine Oil

Interrupt the aging process with the new ELEMIS 
Pro-Collagen Marine Oil ($79 at 

Joining the beloved & best-selling Pro-Collagen family, this new efficacious formula combines a trio of seaweeds and mix of dynamic ingredients that reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to restore, replenish and restore your skin like never before.

What you need to know: 

This replenishing facial oil has been formulated with a trio of seaweeds including Padina Pavonica, Golden Seaweed and Roaring Water Kelp to deliver maximum hydration, while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

White Poppy seed plumps the skin with moisture and leaves the complexion looking revitalized and radiant. 

Key ingredients: 

Golden Seaweed, Roaring Water Bay Kelp, Padina Pavonica – Trio of Seaweeds helps to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles' instead. 

White Poppy seed oil – Nourishes and plumps the skin
Abyssinian seed oil – Smooths the appearance of skin.

Burkleman Candles: Inspired By Their Surroundings

Born in the Hudson Valley, these hand-poured candles were made to fill your homes with memories of life’s best moments. Perfect for the holiday season, these 100% soy wax, cold throw candles deliver gorgeous aromatics, both when lit and not.

Plus, their unique names and inspiration (Princess Jasmine Sparkles for the whimsical or That Hudson Valley Candle for nature lovers) will add a fun touch to any room, sure to spark up conversation.

What you need to know: 

The INSPIRATION: Kevin Burke and David Kimelman, co-founders of BURKELMAN (the inviting curated design resource that you must visit next time you’re in Cold Spring, NY!) found the inspiration behind the scents from their upstate surroundings, twin toddlers, family history and intimate moments. 

The CANDLES: Hand poured and created in small batches in New York State, these 100% soy wax, cold throw candles are made using domestically grown, sustainable soybeans (60-hour burn time) 


The Hudson Valley Candle ($38, 9 oz.)
Notes: Fire, Tobacco Leaves and Moss.

Ambassador So-and-So ($38, 9 oz.)
Notes: Sandalwood, Bergamot and Lemon Twist.

Night Moves ($38, 9 oz.)
Notes: Vetiver, Bourbon Vanilla and Amber.

Princess Jasmine Sparkles ($38, 9 oz.)
Notes: Jasmine Blossom, Tuberose and Gardenia.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

NEW: Josie Maran Argan Moonstone Drops

Introducing the NEW Josie Maran Argan Moonstone Drops! The NEW Josie Maran Argan Moonstone Drops gives you super smooth, makeup-ready skin that glows. Infused with Josie’s 100% Pure Argan Oil Light®, the weightless formula nourishes, smoothes and illuminates skin with essential fatty acids, antioxidants, Vitamin E, and iridescent pearls.

JOSIE SAYS: “Our new Argan Moonstone Drops are truly a multitasking miracle. Use them on your face, lips, eyelids, body – their illuminating, skin-enhancing possibilities are absolutely endless!”

WHAT IT COSTS: $48 (1.7 oz.)

WHERE TO FIND IT: Premiering August 2017 at Sephora, and