Sunday, September 23, 2018

Fashion x Function: Blazon Hairbrush Collection


Blazon, you have my attention and I love your line of fashionable and functional hair brushes! These are the type of brushes you want to put on display rather than throwing them under the sink. They are packaged beautifully well and their unique look allows them to stand out from the other brushes you may already own. I applaud the company for producing such a creative product.







Blazon’s debut hairbrush collection will make you want to showcase your hairbrush for everyone to see- on your vanity, in your back pocket, on your desk, the possibilities are endless.

The Diamond Bezel Hairbrush Collection features emblematic designs that make a statement with graphic patterns embedded into the brush uppers. The patent-pending hexagon bristle array provides increased brushing coverage, making the hairbrush ideal for diverse hair textures.

With care and aesthetic at the forefront of each design, the Blazon hairbrush comes with a matching traveling case and stand. Each collection is limited edition with Blazon offerings being introduced every 3-4 months.

The entire kit (brush, stand and case) retails for $60 however there is an option to purchase just the hairbrush for $40.

Blazon is bridging the gap between functional, stylish accessories and street culture.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

New from Carpe: Underarm Antiperspirant

Carpe, a skincare startup dedicated to offering over-the-counter relief for excessive sweating, recently launched a new underarm antiperspirant. I was eager to sample this as the company told me it was both vegan and against animal testing. I tend to sweat a lot in the more hot and humid months but now it has been to an extreme due to peri-menopause (thank you)! I also tend to wear a lot of black so white spots on my clothing brings me back to my teenage years where this used to embarrass me. Who wants those strange, always uneven white lines of deodorant on their clothing? Not me!

According to their press release, Carpe's underarm antiperspirant has been demonstrated to reduce sweat twice as effectively as the US legal standard for extra strength antiperspirants; while federal regulation requires that an extra strength antiperspirant demonstrate at least a 30% reduction in sweat, Carpe's clinical data has demonstrated over a 60% median reduction.
The new product is targeted at consumers who need additional sweat protection not offered by existing brands, including the roughly 15 million Americans who suffer from hyperhidrosis - a chronic skin condition marked by excessive sweating. Although symptoms can present in men and women of all ages, excessive sweating is particularly common among teens. According to the American Academy of Dermatology's 2017 annual meeting, approximately 17% of teens experience clinically excessive sweating.
"As someone who knows what it's like to struggle with excessive sweating, I am thrilled that we are bringing an affordable, effective, and non-irritating antiperspirant to market that is made for people like me," said David Spratte, Carpe's CEO and co-founder. Spratte and his co-founder, Carpe COO Kasper Kubica, both suffer from hyperhidrosis symptoms that began when they were teenagers.
Kubica added, "Our market research showed that 65% of people are likely to try a new antiperspirant - because they just aren't satisfied with what's out there today. We know how difficult it can be for some people to find an effective antiperspirant, so we decided to create a product that aimed for maximum efficacy."
The antiperspirant, which is scented with natural eucalyptus oil, is applied via a soft-foam applicator housed in a plastic casing that resembles a traditional underarm antiperspirant. For best results, it should be applied twice daily - once in the morning and once before bed.
Carpe underarm antiperspirant is currently available for purchase at CarpeLotion.com and Amazon.com for $19.95. Customers who purchase two or more items from CarpeLotion.com will receive a 50% discount on their first underarm product for the first month that it's available. 
About Carpe
Carpe is an antiperspirant company dedicated to offering relief from excessive sweating, especially in patients with hyperhidrosis. The company also produces antiperspirant hand and foot lotions, which are enjoyed by both hyperhidrosis patients and performance athletes. Carpe's proven formula, which was specifically designed for maximum efficacy with no irritation, is gentle enough for prolonged daily use, and strong enough to help manage the symptoms of hyperhidrosis. Learn more at CarpeLotion.com.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Cargo Cosmetics: SWIMMABLES™ Lippies

Cargo Cosmetics’s Matte, Satin, and Glossy Summer Lippies
Summer is still here and this certainly means we need the perfect lippy for the season. Below are Cargo’s go-to summer shades from thier best-selling liquid lipsticks, lip color, and lip gloss!
SWIMMABLES™ Longwear Matte Liquid Lipstick
Whether you’re sipping lemonade near the pool or just beachin’ it, this matte budge-proof liquid lipstick delivers intense long wear color that won’t smudge or transfer! The suede matte finish is pleasantly lightweight and does not settle into fine lines or crack and flake on the lips.
PRICE: $18























Essential Lip Gloss
For the glossy wet lips look, this ultra- high-shine gloss delivers intense color payoff while its slick texture glides over lips for a smooth, non-sticky feel. The long-wearing formula also locks in moisture, leaving lips feeling hydrated!
PRICE: $16










Essential Lip Color
This go-to summer lip-plumper essential lipstick is highly pigmented and moisturizing. Infused with MaxiLip, lips are instantly fuller voluptuous, and gorgeous!
PRICE: $22

Thursday, August 9, 2018

YBF Beauty is Celebrating their 10th Anniversary! Exclusive Offer for August 10th Only!

Beauty Alert! Beauty Alert! Tomorrow ONLY!  ybf (your best friend) beauty is celebrating their 10thanniversary with the specially curated “Best of ybf Collection” hitting ybfbeauty.com for a 24-hour exclusive event!

For tomorrow only, August 10th for the 10th anniversary, ybf is offering this collection of their star performers for the special price of $39.50.

ybf is celebrating flawless skin and brows that wow with this 4-piece offering of Stacey’s best-selling Perfect Prep Face Primer, Neutralizing Crème and Illuminating Crème Duo, Higher Brow-er Power Brow Highlighterand #1 seller, the Automatic Eyebrow Pencil.





The “Best of ybf Collection” includes:
  • Perfect Prep Face Primer: Keep your foundation and concealer in place while smoothing and refining the appearance of skin’s surface. This primer helps extend the wear of your makeup and acts as a mattifier, controlling shine while keeping skin hydrated.
  • Neutralizing Crème and Illuminating Crème Duo: No look is complete without ybf neutralizing crème, custom formulated to help counteract the appearance of ruddiness and skin discolorations. The yellow tone creates a flawless effect on your face, warming your complexion as it equalizes its hue. Use the illuminating crème and its pearl-like pigments to create a soft-optic and light-reflecting sheen.
  • Higher Brow-er Power Brow Highlighter: ybf’s double-ended illuminating brow highlighter accentuates your brow shape by catching and reflecting light. Carve out your brow with the matte side first and then add shimmer to the brow bone and inner corner of the eye.
  • Automatic Eyebrow Pencil: This universal eyebrow pencil delivers 22 different shades of color in one pencilIt changes color based on the amount of pressure applied for a natural match every time. Plus, there's no need for sharpening- the innovative automatic sharpening allows you to twist up for a fresh, fine point with each application.


Price: $39.50 ONE DAY ONLY! (A $76.61 value)
Availability: Only available at this price August 10th for the brand’s 10th anniversary at ybfbeauty.com

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Get The Look: Constance Wu with Leonor Greyl Products and Lashify


I am in love with the Leonor Greyl brand as it is results driven and their ingredients are simply divine. Anything they create, I either own or want to own!


Constance Wu hits peak red carpet glamour at the “Crazy Rich Asians" premiere, wearing ‘limousine lash’ created by celebrity makeup artist Molly Greenwald using Lashify products and sleek, ultra-straight hair by celebrity hairstylist Derek Yuen using Leonor Greyl products.

As the first Hollywood studio film with an Asian-American protagonist in more than 25 years, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ represents so much more than a glitzy rom-com. So when it came time to dream up a beauty look befitting of the boundary-breaking occasion at the film’s LA premiere last night, celebrity makeup artist Molly Greenwald and celebrity hairstylist Derek Yuen took the film’s star, Constance Wu to the pinnacle of glamour.

For her ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ premiere, Constance asked celebrity makeup artist Molly Greenwald for a “limousine lash” to match the glamour of the evening.

“To get the natural, but lux look, I used Lashify C14 lashes in the center of the eye, tapering down on either side with Lashify C12-sized lashes. I affixed the lashes with a black glue, a trick that creates more depth toward the root of the lashes.”

For celebrity hairstylist Derek Yuen, inspiration for Constance’s sleek, center-parted hair look started with a strapless Ralph & Russo Couture gown, every inch covered in Swarovski crystals.

“Looking at her in that dress, it was about making Constance a Hollywood goddess that is so statuesque and proud to be representing and carrying this film that’s so meaningful to so many people. That’s where all our heads were at without really saying it.”

“To mirror the gown’s clean lines, I opted for a sleek, clean look that emphasized hair health and shine. After trimming the ends of Wu’s hair in the back to reveal just a sliver of skin between the dress line and the hair, I used Leonor Greyl Condition Naturelleon the hair from roots to mid-shaft to help create hold that would last and Leonor Greyl Lait Luminescence Bi-Phase on just the ends to boost hydration; Luminescence Bi-Phase is so great for brittle dry hair to blow dry it and make it really shiny again.”

“After combing products through to distribute evenly, I created a laser-cut center part, using a rat-tail comb. Creating a perfect part is almost a gravity trick. To get it right, I place my forefinger at the center of the hairline and my thumb in the back of the crown, using my forefinger as a guide to push the comb toward my thumb in order to get as straight a line as possible.”

“Once the center part was in, I blow dried the hair on low heat with a in sections using a boar-bristle brush, starting from the back and moving toward the front. I love using a boar-bristle brush with Leonor Greylproducts because it spreads product evenly throughout the hair and gives it such a nice shine.”

“After drying each section, I used a pea-sized drop of Leonor Greyl Éclat Naturel on my hand, then smoothed it over the section of hair for a sleek look that amplifies shine. To lay front sections of the hair behind her shoulder, I sprayed Leonor Greyl Laque Souple directly onto a boar-bristle brush and worked it into the roots before tightly brushing sections back behind the ears.

Once the blow-dry was complete, I set the hair by using non-creasing clips to temporarily clip front sections in place, then used a light mist of Leonor Greyl Laque Souple all over the hair, smoothing any flyaways down with my hand or a brush.

After Constance got dressed, I removed the clips and used a toothbrush dipped in Leonor Greyl Gel À L’Hibiscus to smooth any flyaways along the hairline while boosting shine.