Wednesday, April 30, 2014

New: Caudalie Polyphenol C15 A Double Anti-Oxidant Revolution

What a delight to see Mathilde Thomas and her wonderful line, Caudalie, continue to grow. Today I learned of the free radicals that are damaging my skin and I know I am in need of a lifestyle change. The foods we eat, the air we breathe, the sun- all work against us in the skincare arena so we must fully protect ourselves daily. 

For the first time, Caudalie has patented the combination of stabilized Grape- seed Polyphenols, the most powerful anti- oxidants in the plant world, and stabilized Vitamin C, to block these damaging free radicals! Introducing Polyphenol c15, a new skincare range made of three treatments that when used continuously- will recharge your skin to boost it's youth both on the surface and into the deeper layers. 

At age 30, skin begins to weaken and dulls. Experts agree that a daily dose of anti- oxidants is the best way to preserve and enhance the youth of our cells. 

The Polyphenol c15 regimen protects and repairs aging skin cells so they can regenerate more effectively.

The Caudalie Polyphenol c15 includes: 

Anti-Wrinkle Defense Serum ($ 62), Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Anti-Wrinkle Protect Fluid ( $ 49) and the Anti-Wrinkle Eye and Lip Cream ( $ 49).  

Available at www.caudalie.com and Caudalie boutiques. 



Follow this wonderful line on Twitter @CaudalieUSA and on Instagram @Caudalie. 

** YOU can enter to win the Ultimate Anti'OX Lifestyle Kit consisting of the full Polyphenol c15 Collection, a 3 day Blueprint Juice Cleanse and an Antioxidant Recipe Book valued at a total of $ 500! Simply take the interactive Antioxidant Quiz on the Caudalie USA Facebook page where daily winners of the Anti'Ox Detox Box gift set valued at $ 85 will also be announced for the duration of the sweepstakes.**

 The #C15Revolution has begun!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

New from Bliss: 'fuzz' Off Bikini and Fatgirlslim Arm Candy

 As we get prepared for the warmer months ahead, I am sure you would find the latest launches from Bliss extremely helpful!

bliss ‘fuzz’ off bikini
Introducing bliss ‘fuzz’ off bikini, the only hair removal cream formulated specifically for your most intimate area with a precision applicator for a perfectly smooth and shaped bikini line. Unlike other hair removal creams and methods, ‘fuzz’ off bikini has a specially designed precision applicator so the cream only removes hair where you put it, removing unwanted hair in six minutes or less.
‘fuzz’ off bikini features:
·         skin soothing and conditioning oils
·         shea and cocoa butters
·         fresh scent so your skin is not left with that chemical depilatory smell

Price: $30 (2oz.), available at bliss spas, blissworld.com and Sephora.




bliss fatgirlslim arm candy
Who among us hasn’t suffered from a fear of going sleeveless?  Well, consider yourself ‘armed’ and ready for sleeveless dresses this summer with our fabulous formula: it’s the only arm-perfecting cream, complete with a massaging applicator, proven to clinically reduce redness while providing a firmer, smoother and more toned appearance. Formulated with a complex of lactic acid, caffeine, white sapphire and moisture beads, it provides optimal results and beautiful, flaunt-worthy arms.

Price: $38, available at bliss spas, blissworld.com and Sephora.


Bring on the warmer weather as we shall be better prepared! Enjoy!

Estee Lauder: Modern Muse Bow Edition

Mother's Day is right around the corner and what a beautiful gift this would make?! Modern Muse is a fragrance that was inspired by the intriguing duality of today's modern woman and complements all aspects of her dynamic daily life.







The fragrance is composed of subtle contrasts and bold contradictions as it reveals layers of strength and softness in an appealing way. You have Sparkling Jasmine Accord which is the facet of the fragrance, along with Exotic Mandarin, Honeysuckle Nectar and two extractions of Jasmine Sambac. Then on the contrasting side you have Sleek Wood Accord including Madagascar Vanilla, Rich Amber Wood and Soft Musk.

Modern Muse Bow Edition was created from the original Modern Muse bottle and then elevated to another level of creativity. " Every detail was considered when we created this-the rich navy glass, the carefully rounded edges, the size of the bottle to the hand and most importantly, the magic of holding a glass bow. The finished piece is exquisite and perfectly connected to the back elements of the original bottle," says Richard Ferretti, Senior Vice President, Global Creative Director for Estee Lauder.

Available for $ 48.00 at Estee Lauder counters nationwide, www.esteelauder.com and at major airports.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Juara Skincare & More: Gugu Mbatha-Raw

I love Nick's work so am over the moon to be able to write about this uber talented MUA to the stars and his use of Juara skincare among other products. 

Celebrity makeup artist Nick Barose created the gorgeous, glowing look of Gugu Mbatha-Raw using Juara skincare products for her red carpet premiere of ‘Belle’ tonight in NYC.

“Gugu is wearing a green dress that has a gorgeous golden sheen to it.  Her jewelry has purple tones to it, so we went with a subtle eye incorporating purple but keeping it soft. 

The whole look tonight is fresh, spring, sun kissed skin with soft, plum smokey eyes and peach lips and cheeks.

I began by prepping Gugu’s skin with the Juara Tamarind Tea Hydrating Toner, which gave her a bit of hydration.  Since the weather’s getting warmer, I used Juara’s Sweet Black Tea & Ginger Mattefying Moisturizer to keep the skin from turning oily on the red carpet.  I massaged it into her skin thoroughly using my fingertips and let it absorb.  Even though the product is great at controlling oils, it still leaves the skin supple and creates the perfect canvas for makeup.  Next, I gently massaged in Juara’s Sweet Black Tea Eye Crème to prep under the eyes and on the lids, and then blotted with a tissue.

I created soft, plum smokey eyes using the Tom Ford Eyes Colour Palette in Lavender Lust.  To add lift and elongate her eye shape, I applied two coats of Votre Vu’s Eiffel Power mascara, concentrating on the outer corners.

For her lips, I applied Chanel’s Glossimer in 119, a soft, peachy tone gloss.

Since she’s wearing a sleeveless dress tonight and the weather is a bit warmer, I gently massaged the Juara Tiare Jasmine Tea Body Milk into her shoulders and arms.  Body milk is perfect for warmer weather since it’s not too thick, gives the perfect amount of hydration and brings out a subtle sheen in the warmer weather, whereas a regular body moisturizer or crème would be too heavy.”

Juara products are available at Juaraskincare.com.



Body Oils vs. Body Lotions

I know I get confused at the stores and counters sometimes as to what does what when it comes to lotions vs. oils and Beauty & Skin Expert Gregorie Guillaume breaks down the difference between Body Potions & Lotions and shares her choices for this season.

The following are her personal suggestions:

Do yourself and your body a favor this season and add body oils to the mix to get even softer skin from SKINN Cosmetics, Whish, Caldrea and Viktor&Rolf. As creatures of habit, stepping out of the shower and reaching for that tried and true body lotion is what we know.  
Body Oils vs. Body Lotions
Before you make the decision to switch or even add a body oil to your regimen, let's first understand what the difference is between the two product types. Body oils moisturize the top layer of the skin, keeping moisture trapped in while not penetrating the skin. Body lotions are made with skin-softening ingredients like aloe vera, shea butter and Vitamins D & E to penetrate and hydrate the skin.

Now you've got the facts - what decision will you make? 
Anti-Aging Solutions
More than just a body oil, Collagenesis Essential Radiance Omega-Rich Anti-Aging Body Oil ($49, store.skinn.com) doesn't just produce a gorgeous glow, made with a concentrated blend of anti-aging ingredients: botanical oils rich in Omega 3, 6, 7, 9 & 12 Fatty Acids, Collagenesis targets parched, aging or withered skin and rejuvenates and replenishes it with moisture so it feel supple.

Whish Blueberry Body Oil ($28, nordstrom.com) is a treat for your nose and skin as it leaves it with a luminous finish.  Sesame and sunflower seed oils moisturize it, olive leaf extract and jojoba oil calm inflamed skin and  Dermaxyl - an anti-aging peptide ingredient reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
Budget Beauty Oil
The Target stores brand of body care products, recently-launched Caldrea Essential Collection is pretty much OMG! Of the four fragrances within the collection offered, Mango Lily is by far my favorite and the Body Oil ($9.99, www.target.com). Made of Argan and Meadowsweet Oil - juicy tropical and notes of lily, this body oil has a nice thickness to it which absorbs quickly.
From The Design House Viktor&Rolf
Viktor&Rolf Bomblicious Dry Body Oil ($65, department stores) isn't just about moisturizing thirsty skin, it's about wrapping your body in the warmth with every spritz. The velvety oil is yet another marvelous way to get lost in the Flowerbomb Bomblicious fragrance.

About Gregorie Guillaume
Gregorie Guillaume is well-renowned in the knowledge of beauty, acting as a member of the voting panel for Ebony Magazine’s Ebony Beauty Awards, Target, Motions Hair Care, Rembrandt advertising initiatives, AMBI Skin Care Blogger Ambassador, and will soon be lending her skin care expertise to Proactiv for a worldwide social media initiative.

HueKnowIt.com is a celebrity blog for women featuring hair, face, skin/body, and fashion. Embracing the latest beauty and fashion news, trends, styles and cutting edge products, Guillaume constantly delivers must-know information and secrets to women all over the map.  
            

As an insider with a vast knowledge of beauty products and important voice to numerous blogs, news web sites and publications, Gregorie Guillaume is the go-to beauty expert for today’s stylish woman. 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Maybelline: Dream Wonder Powder and More!

When Maybelline shows love, they truly show love! Just look at the generous amount of beauty products that were sent my way and you shall get an overall feel of the latest launches.



I decided to swatch it slowly and use the products daily to get a true feel for the collections. 

Today I chose the Dream Wonder Powder in Porcelain Ivory ( $ 9.99), Maybelline New York's New Face Studio Master Hi-Light in Pink Rose ( $ 9.99) and Maybelline New York Expertwear Eyeshadow Quad in Luminous Lilacs ( $ 6.25). Note there are 48 new shades added to this popular Expertwear Eyeshadow Collection!




There are 16 shades available in the Dream Wonder Powder collection and my Porcelain Ivory applied effortlessly. The Dream Wonder Powder uses wet process technology that has an ultra fine creamy texture that leaves your skin looking silky soft. 



There is also a Master Glaze Glisten Blush Stick ( $ 8.99) that gives a dewy gently glazed look to your cheeks. I chose to use the Face Studio Master Hi-Light Blush ( $ 9.99) as I was attracted to all of the colors in the product and wanted to see how they meshed together on my cheeks. Available in 4 Blush Palettes, my cheeks shimmered but not too much. The balance of color to shimmer enhanced my all- over natural brightness. I was not too sparkly and the pop of color was lovely on the apples of my cheeks. There are also 2 Bronzer Palettes for those of you that want a warmer overall radiance. 




The 48 NEW shades added to the popular Expertwear Eyeshadow Collection are available in singles ( $ 3.75), duos ( $ 4.50), trios ( $ 5.50) and quads ( $ 6.25). The new packaging is sleek and the formula has perlite complex to control oil and allow for up to 12 hours of wear! The colors are extremely rich and the possible eye looks endless.

The lippy's I swatched on my inner arm as you all know I generally wear my signature red lippy! They are lovely and nude. The new collection of raw, real nude lipstick is called In The Buff and are available for $ 7.49 each. 


There are 10 born to be naked shades available and the colors are creamy, bold and impact ful thanks to their honey- nectar infused formula. Colors swatched are Bare All, Truffle Tease, Touchable Taupe, Untainted Spice and Espresso Exposed.

More to come on their Spring 2014 and Summer Collections...soon! XO



Saturday, April 26, 2014

Spotted: Drugstore Finds and Pharrell

Oh my....this week I found so many new collections- even some I had never seen in previews! So here they are friends so you too can be on the lookout....

SPOTTED:



I have already reviewed the new Bleached Neon collection from Maybelline and every store I go to-
 it's been nearly all sold out. Just a few left.



These Revlon collections blew me away- Colorstay Liner Collection, Colorstay Moisture Stain, Colorstay Gel Envy and Bold Lacquer Length & Volume Mascara!

P.S.- If you don't already follow me on Instagram or Twitter @nicoleglevine, please do or else you wouldn't have seen this gratuitous picture of someone I adore as a Producer, Musician, etc. In theater's May 2nd, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 including new music from Alicia Keyes featuring Kendrick Lamar, Hans Zimmer and The Magnificent Six featuring Pharrell Williams and Johnny Marr.


Friday, April 25, 2014

BioElixia: BodyShaper Cellulite Contour Creme and More!

As the warmer weather approaches, some of us look at our bodies and work out a bit harder, eat a bit healthier and aim to look better in a swim suit. 

Cellulite is a tough topic for me to address as I feel uncomfortable in my own skin at times. I have it in quite a few places so when the BioElixia team explained that their products were scientifically proven to reduce the appearance of cellulite by up to 57% I knew I had to start the regimen being offered in the US for the first time. We also addressed their BioElixia BodyShaper Stretch Mark Diminishing Creme ($ 35) and I saw unretouched photos that blew me away. I have had two children and loved the idea of making my body appear more even in overall skin tone coloration.

Let's start with BioElixia BodyShaper Cellulite Contour Creme ( $ 49.50). It is scientifically proven to reduce the appearance of cellulite by an average of 57% after 8 weeks of use. The secret behind BioElixia Bodyhaper Cellulite Contour Creme is a combination of key ingredients and their patented TPM Dermal Delivery Technology. This groundbreaking formula has taken the company over 12 years of scientific research and development to create. This ingredient is proven to increase the absorption of key ingredients like caffeine and Vitamin A by up to 5 times! Their products do not sit on the skin, yet penetrate through the layers. I saw it with my own eyes, this I promise you.

Available at www.bioelixia.com as well as www.dermstore.com .

Nest is the BioElixia BodyShaper Stretch Mark Diminishing Creme ($ 35) which has also been scientifically proven to improve the visible appearance of stretch marks by an average of 71% after 8 weeks of use. There has also been visible reduction of the appearance of stretch marks in just 28 days. Once again, the key ingredient is TPM Dermal Delivery Technology to have the formula penetrate up to 5 times more and penetrate further.

Available at www.bioelixia.com .

BioElixia BodyShaper Firming Toning Body Lotion ($ 25.50) is designed for daily use and supports all-over skin firmness and tightness. This too uses the TPM patented technology. Free of parabens, formaldehydes, sulphates, phthlates, parrafins, artificial colors and dyes, SLS and SLE's and DEA's.

BioElixia BodyShaper Radiance Body Cleanser ( $ 20.50) is a moisture rich body cleanser that gently cleans the skin to help it soft and fresh, without causing irritation. This product in particular was created as a pre-treatment to the body by BioElixia Targeted Body Solutions. 

Available at www.bioelixia.com.

Lastly, I will touch upon the BioElixia BodyShaper Exfoliating Body Polish ( $ 29.50). This is a mild yet moisturizing exfoliant that uses micro-crystals to gently polish, buff and refine the skin. The exfoliant is the perfect pre-treatment to prepare the entire body for the BioElixia BodyShaper Targeted Body Solutions. This has sweet almond, aloe vera, Vitamin E and of course, the patented TPM Dermal Delivery Technology to allow the ingredients to penetrate further and increase absorption by up to 5 times.

These products, over time, will tell their own stories so I am looking forward to testing the line as I know I would love to feel more healthy. Sometimes we need just a small boost to put us into a healthier way of living and I do believe once results are seen- I will feel better about my areas of concern. Only time will tell....






Thursday, April 24, 2014

Colbert MD: Launches Illumino Body Oil

You know what a fan of Dr. Colbert's I am, correct? I use almost all that he creates and the illumino Body Oil ($ 100) does not disappoint! I have been using it since March and I love it. The smell, the supple way my skin feels, just delightful. This body oil instantly nourishes your skin and gives it an overall glow. It's weightless in texture and absorbs easily into the skin.

Key ingredients include Marula Oil, Argan Oil, Yangu Oil, Passion Fruit Oil and Borage Seed Oil. All of these ingredients were infused to aid in the skin's hydration, improve your skin's elasticity and also provide rich vitamins that aid in cell repair. 

Available for $100 (75 ml/ 2.5 Fl. Oz.) at www.ColbertMD.com. 




Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Maybelline: Limited Edition Bleached Neons Shades by Color Show

Neons are everywhere we look! I just reviewed the wonderful Electric palette with it's colorful pigments from Urban Decay and everywhere I look- I see bright, vibrant colors being shown for Spring/Summer. It appears that everyone’s favorite Summer nail trend just got BLEACHED. 

While neon shades are great for the warmer months, try easing into them with the new Limited Edition Bleached Neons Shades by Color Show.  May is a month of transitional beauty routines.The moisturizer gets lighter and so do nails. With five gorgeously muted neon shades, this limited edition collection will have nails ready for summer, without over-doing it.







The Limited Edition Bleached Neons Collection is available in the following shades: Day Glow Teal, Ultra Violet, Lime Accent, Citrus Collide, Bleached in Peach, Pink Punch and Coral Heat.

The picture above was taken at my local Rite Aid drugstore, today!

How to Create Professional Online Photos: Face The World IRL

Being that we are nearing the last semester of school for many, I decided to write about professional online photos as "selfies" can be hugely horrible at times! I know I have taken awful pictures of myself and have noticed others with blurred features, inappropriate backgrounds or merely bad lighting.

A Facebook or Insta profile photo is easy as uploading your favorite selfie.  However, when it comes to your professional online photo, many soon-to-be grads may not know how to “show up.” 

This Spring, Procter & Gamble is launching a brand new program, Face the WorldAussie, COVERGIRL and Olay Fresh Effects with the support of LinkedIn will help educate college students on how to professionally define themselves online to help appeal to prospective employers. 

#FacetheWorldIRL - Professional Beauty How-Tos:

For your LinkedIn profile photo or an interview, attached are two must-share beauty how-tos for a polished & professional look.  In just a few easy steps, soon-to-be grads can confidently create a look that will help them “show up” in the right way to recruiters to help land the job. This look is divided into two tutorials:

  • Tutorial 1:  Simple and sophisticated makeup look
  • Tutorial 2:  Professional and refined hair style  

Find out more by going to the Face the World Tumblr page (www.FacetheWorldIRL.com), for professional beauty and style tips from our spokesperson and celebrity stylist, George Kotsiopoulos as well as online career advice from LinkedIn.




Tuesday, April 22, 2014

New Springtime Scent from Bond No. 9: Hudson Yards

Just being in a Bond No. 9 store gets me super excited as I feel as if I am in a museum of art. All of the wonderfully creative colors and designs of the bottles help keep the artist in me alive and I find their scents intoxicating.

Some of the most iconic streets and neighborhoods are named in their eau de parfum scents and now added is Hudson Yards, an area that is in the process of being built as I write! It is the area bordering on Chelsea (my hood) and Hell's Kitchen and close enough to the Hudson River to catch a whiff of waterway. Under construction as we speak, Hudson Yards is being transformed from a parking lot into an honest to goodness future world. There will be sleek, slim skyline-altering buildings, cultural venues, a self contained boulevard, a subway station and New York's semiannual Fashion Week may well decamp there, too! Did I mention a ferry terminal, too?!

The area will surely set the tone for the future of urban landscapes worldwide and when it came to the Eau de Parfum's bottle design- only one color would do- near-neon, iridescent chartreuse. It shimmers too as the glass surface is laser etched with the step and repeat pattern of the Bond No. 9 circular signature token. Around the neck rests a ripening cloth flower blossom in matching chartreuse.

Top notes are Wet Petals of Lily of the Valley, Sparkling Freesia and Pink Pepper Oil. Middle include Peony Buds, Rose Oil Bulgaria and Vibrant Lychee. Bottom notes are Orange Flower Absolute, Iris Absolute and White Ray of Musk.

Hudson Yards has arrived on counter and is $ 285 for 100 ml, $ 200 for 50 ml, $ 135 for Body Lotion, $ 115 for the Candle, $ 95 for Liquid Silk and $ 95 for the Pocket Spray.


Monday, April 21, 2014

Mally Beauty: Evercolor Shadow Stick, Evercolor Poreless Face Defender and More!

There aren't enough kind words I can say about the pre-med turned celebrity makeup artist as I find Mally to be a kind, courteous, caring, thoughtful and generous person. Plus she makes GREAT products that are as wonderful as her personality! Birchbox recently hosted an event with Mally and although I could not be present, I still got the "Mally love"...

I have been a "fan/follwer" of hers for quite sometime and find her among the most interactive social media MUA's I know! She responds to fans/followers tweets and IG posts, gives great and personal advice and also incorporates her family and love of God into her daily posts. I find her absolutely delightful so I felt more than blessed to be able to review some of the newer products in her line.

The Evercolor Shadow Stick ( $ 25) applied effortlessly without any creasing throughout the day. There are 16 shades available and I reviewed Rosy Taupe which suited me perfectly. All shades are considered what Mally calls "bulletproof" meaning- they do not budge! They are also said to bring out the white in your eyes making your eyes appear more radiant. Colors available are: Dusk, Rosy Taupe (worn in picture with mascara), Deep Plum, Champagne, Saddle Shimmer, Angel Shimmer, Bronze, Brown, Topaz, Nautical, Copper Rose, Green, Gunmetal, Platinum, Plum and Twilight.

These are available at Mally Beauty , Birchbox , Ulta Stores and at Ulta.com .

Next was the incredible Volumizing Mascara ( $ 20) in Black that added volume and an instant boost as it made my lashes really curl up and out and their length nearly doubled! I did apply two coats and found it to be non clumping nor flaky.


 

 



Mally's High Shine Liquid Lipstick ($ 20) was so pretty in Apricot. I am known for my signature red lips so it took a lot for me to try the neutral tone. I know that may sound silly but I feel most comfortable in blue reds yet everyone is rocking nudes now. With that being said, people loved the way it looked on me as it gave me a softer and younger overall look. My lips appeared more full, too. You simply click up the pen until the color appears through the brush and fill in your *gorgois lips. *Mally uses the word gorgois, so it is not a typo! This is your liner, lipstick and gloss all in one product.

Available at Mally Beauty , Birchbox , Ulta Stores and at Ulta.com .




Lastly I tried the Evercolor Poreless Face Defender ($ 40) and it is amazois! You simply swirl the applicator in the product and softly pat it all over your face. The formula yields a water-clear, featherweight product that diffuses the look of pores, fine lines and helps your makeup stay put. The applicator can get those hard to reach places such as the inner corners of your eyes or the indentations of your nose. The sponge is awesome!

Available at Mally Beauty , Birchbox , Ulta Stores and at Ulta.com .

 
 
What Mally products do you love? Do tell so we can possibly try them, too! #loveyouMally

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Urban Decay: ELECTRIC Pressed Powder Palette

Urban Decay certainly makes buzzworthy, quality, highly pigmented products. I adore their Naked palettes as well as their 24/7 liners, lippy's and moon dust shadows. When I first caught a glimpse of this ELECTRIC pressed pigment palette I knew I had to have it. I remember the hysteria surrounding the Naked 3 palette and went to both Sephora and Macy's a few times before actually getting the sample for review.

Chaos-inducing color—in ten VELVETY shades. Inspired by Chaos (a brilliant matte blue from The Vice Palette), Urban Decay created the ultimate fix for color addicts—packed with ten of the brightest, most amazing shades you’ve ever laid eyes on, plus a double-ended brush. In addition to Chaos, this palette marks the return of Revolt (a silver standout from our Anarchy Face Case). All the other shades are NEW, UD lovers!

From ultra-smooth mattes to highly dimensional shimmers, each VELVETY shade delivers highly pigmented color payout.



Colors include: 
Revolt (bright metallic silver shimmer w/silver glitter), Gonzo (bright turquoise matte w/ floating tonal pearl), Slowburn (bright red-orange matte w/floating pearl), Savage (bright hot pink matte), Fringe (bright metallic teal), Chaos (bright blue matte w/floating tonal pearl), Jilted (bright metallic fuchsia w/blue shift), Urban (bright metallic purple), Freak (bright green w/gold shift) and Thrash (bright lime green matte w/floating gold pearl).        


This ELECTRIC palette is available for $ 49 at Sephora , Sephora.com, select Macy's, Macys.com, UrbanDecay.com .



 


 
Here I compare ELECTRIC to a street artist's mural I love
as the colors are so vibrant and playful.
 

 
 
Revolt, Gonzo, Slowburn, Savage, Fringe
        Chaos, Jilted, Urban, Freak and Thrash.     
 

If you use the palette or see colorful images that inspire you, feel free to use #udgetelectric and follow @urbandecaycosmetics on Twitter and/or Instagram.  

 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Jenna Dewan-Tatum Teams Up With Birchbox To Create A Custom Diaper Pouch for Mother's Day, Benefitting Baby Buggy


You know how much I adore the pioneers of the beauty sampling boxes! Katia, Hayley, Rachel, Mollie, Eric- I have been a subscriber since their launch in 2010 and have loved their previous collaborations and continue to be amazed at their new beauty finds. This collaboration is unique as it is raising money for Baby Buggy, a charity founded by Jessica Seinfeld back in 2001. It is dedicated to providing families in need with essential equipment, products, clothing and services for their infants and children up to age 12.

With that being said, Birchbox is thrilled to announce their partnership with Baby Buggy to create a multi-purpose custom pouch, designed by new Mom and actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum.

This On the Go pouch launches just in time for Mother's Day, the perfect carrier for anything from diapers and wipes to your favorite beauty products.

Custom designed by Dewan-Tatum herself, the Birchbox and Baby Buggy On the Go Pouch is a perfect carrier for anything from diapers and wipes to baby snacks and other necessities for children. Moms can also use the multipurpose pouch for themselves as a makeup/toiletry case.

A perfect gift for new moms this Mother’s Day, Dewan-Tatum chose a teal chevron design with pink interior lining and white accent colors. Lightweight and colorful, this carryall pouch will go on sale today exclusively on www.Birchbox.com.

"I am so excited to design a pouch for mothers with Birchbox to benefit Baby Buggy," said Dewan-Tatum. "I love the idea of designing an item that will not only help mothers but that will support families in need."

The Birchbox and Baby Buggy On the Go Pouch is available for $22 exclusively in the Birchbox shop at www.birchbox.com/babybuggy. Birchbox has also kindly made a donation to Baby Buggy’s cause in support of this partnership. 



Monday, April 14, 2014

Spring has Sprung: Products That Get You Prepped For The Warmer Weather Ahead

Three days in a row it's actually felt like Spring has finally Sprung! On my Birthday last week it was nearly 70 degrees and I found myself in dear need of a body exfoliator, moisturizer, body gel, lighter clothing and a pedicure, STAT! My milky fair skin needs some TLC for sure!

Here are a few items to make you feel better prepared for Spring!


Drunk Elephant Juju and Pekee Bars

Start each morning with a fresh start using the Juju Bar. This multi-tasking bar is designed to effectively cleanse while gently removing dead skin cells from the surface of the skin that have loosened overnight. Our healing formulation of thermal mud, 20% glycerin and bamboo powder delivers a wonderful creamy lather that dissolves unwanted oil, rinsing away pore-clogging surface debris and any impurities. End the day with the Pekee Bar that effectively removes makeup and impurities without stripping the skin of natural oils. This bar clarifies balances and moisturizes, while rinsing away pore-clogging debris and is formulated with skin-friendly ingredients designed to calm and feed the skin. 

Price: $32/each
Available:
www.drunkelephant.com


Japonesque Color Collection 

The bespoke Japonesque Color Collection packaging will be sure to brighten any rainy day blues. Expertly crafted with coordinating gel top and handles the Japonesque Color Collection and Brushes will add a pop of color to any makeup bag. The Japonesque Color Collection Eye Shadow and Eye Crease Brush deliver perfect shading, contouring and shaping. Pair these brushes with the Velvet Touch Eye Shadow Duo and take your beauty to another level – available in 10 color rich shades to match your favorite springtime look. 
Price: $16/per brush, $24/eye shadow duo
Availability: Ulta & www.Ulta.com  



eos 24-Hour Moisturizing Shave Cream 

Packed with natural conditioning oils, shea butter, and vitamins C and E, eos 24-hour moisturizing shave cream soothes and softens your skin for a full 24 hours. It is the only shave cream that keeps skin soft, smoothed and moisturized for 24 hours (even after rinsing). The eos Shave Cream is so moisturizing you can shave wet or dry.
Price: $3.49
Availability: www.EvolutionOfSmooth.com, Walmart, Target, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Duane Reade and www.Drugstore.com

 
RITUALS Foaming Shower Gels
With a unique gel-to-foam action that will hydrate the skin with intense moisture, RITUALS Foaming Shower Gels are the perfect morning pick me up or evening relaxation method to wind down from a long day.

The five individual scents of each foaming shower gel making choosing a favorite almost impossible, but when you find your signature shower foam, every shower becomes an experience not to be missed.

Scents: Ayurveda Yogi Flow, Tatsu Blue Dragon (Men), Laughing Buddha Happy Buddha, Sakura Zensation and Tao T’ai Chi.

Price: $ 15
Availability: www.barneys.com


The Wet Brush™ Happy Hair Collection is styled with kids in mind. Not only will your child be happy with these patterned brushes but you will find more time to enjoy together. Works great on wet or dry, thick curly and straight hair. It’s unique one of a kind soft, flexible bristles detangle all hair with ease! The magic of the Wet Brush™ is in the specially formulated IntelliFlex™ bristles. IntelliFlex™ bristles are thin, strong and very flexible. They have intelligent flexibility - flexible on one stroke and firm on the next. The adaptive flexibility of IntelliFlex™ eliminates all tugging, tearing, pulling and ripping.
 
Price: $ 14
Availability: www.thewetbrush.com

 
Zoya Nail Polish Pixie Dust in Vega

With the April Showers upon us, rain drops never looked so good with Zoya Nail Polish Pixie Dust in Vega - best described as a blue opal sparkle, textured Pixie Dust with mega hex iridescent particles. Layer it with your favorite shade for a little sparkle, or wear on its own to really dazzle!
Price: $10
Availability: www.zoya.com
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Spotted: Drugstore Finds and Faberge Eggs Mash Up

Hello lovelies! I decided to give you a look into this weeks finds. Maybelline and Revlon caught my eye the most this week in my local drugstore. 

Eggs are everywhere from The Big Egg Hunt NY and I wanted to show you a few as they are Beauty-ful, too! I have already collected 80 on my app and still have nearly 200 to go! #thebigegghuntny







 












Curtis Kulig egg photo courtesy of Cordelia Persen.