Thursday, October 17, 2019

NEW LAUNCH: Arbonne Bio-Hydria Skincare

I know you have seen the posts in my feed about this new launch so now it’s time for you to learn about the individual products themselves. They work together beautifully with each product targeting a specific area.

Bio-Hydria is infused with organically farmed witch hazel. When combined with Arbonne’s botanical formulations and sustainably sourced aloe vera it leaves the skin feeling incredibly soft and supple.






Bio-Hydria Eye Gel ($42, Arbonne.com)

I pat this gel around my eyes and the pearlescent pigments help visibly brighten the appearance of dark circles. It also makes my under eye area hydrated which therefor over time I believe will eventually put an end to the puffiness too.





Bio-Hydria Gel Cleanser ($24, Arbonne.com)

This gel cleanser lathers into a delicate foam that cushions your skin as it rids the surface of makeup and impurities. Witch hazel in the formula helps soothe the skin so it’s left feeling comfortable, not taut. I love having this in my routine now as my skin feels so clean after using the gel.





Bio-Hydria Gel Cream ($40, Arbonne.com)

This semi-thick cream absorbs quickly into the skin in order to soothe and moisturize it. It contains botanicals like organically farmed witch hazel and sustainably sourced aloe vera that leave your skin feeling smooth and radiant.



Bio-Hydria Liquid Serum ($45, Arbonne.com)

An innovative serum that boasts a crushed jelly texture that breaks to a cool, thin layer over your skin to provide instant hydration as our proprietary sustainable edulis cellular water helps maintain critical moisture.


Key Product Highlights You Should Know About Bio-Hydria:

  • Sustainably sourced aloe vera, containing vitamins and minerals that are taken from the inner part of the leaf, help moisturize to soothe and support skin’s natural ability to maintain a healthy-looking glow.
  • Dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Vegan, cruelty free

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

NEW: MY21 Face Sheet Masks

Face sheet masks have been very popular for quite a long time yet their ingredients seem to be getting richer and more focused on promoting results. MY21 is the new generation K-beauty brand that just introduced four breakthrough masks with blends of more than 9 super nutrients, antioxidants and botanicals. They are easy to apply and were seen backstage at many fashion shows.

I sampled Repair Infinity, Youthful Infinity and Moisture Infinity. I must admit that I am not great at keeping up with the routine of sheet masks yet I know need to. As I am getting older, I am becoming less focused on my skin routine which is EXACTLY the opposite of what I should be doing!

After one use of their Moisture Infinity face sheet mask , my skin felt softer to the touch and appeared more radiant. I vow to take better care of my skin right now as I know it will thank me later.

Learn more about the brand at www.my21mask.com or on Instagram @my21mask

Please note that these masks work for any skin type and are dermatologist-tested. They are free of harsh chemicals, artificial fragrances and parabens. My skin is sensitive and they work for me!






Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Mantra Mask: Hemp CBD Coconut Eye Gels

Years ago, I tried filler. Most recently I tried approximately 6 different products over the span of a year. My puffy under eye area not only ages me but it also bothers me emotionally as it changes the way I feel about myself. I do not know what to do as surgery is so costly and I do not see it is a necessary thing to do right now at 50 years young. 

I love eye gel masks and these from Mantra Mask are a bit different than most. They leave the eye area tight and not slimy nor grimy feeling like some other eye masks do. I have such sensitive eyes and these did not make my eyes tear up nor sting. My under eye area appeared less puffy after just two uses- which I am happy to report! I know that topical CBD’s have anti- inflammatory properties so that is most likely why my skin feels more taught. I am a bit old school in my CBD knowledge and now I want to try more products with CBD as their main ingredient. 

Bring on the products! Thank you Mantra Mask for these and I look forward to sampling your other products. I do believe the analgesic properties of CBD could be incredibly helpful for most. Cheers to creating results driven products. 

 

Thursday, October 3, 2019

LASHIFY Announces it's First-Ever Retail Partnership

BEAUTY POP UP ALERT! I love Lashify and it's ease of use and am very excited to tell you of their latest retail collaboration starting on October 7th in the Bloomingdale's 59th Street location!

Lashify, the groundbreaking DIY lash extension system, is creating its first retail collaboration: a pop-up shopping destination located in Bloomingdale's 59th Street store. Located on the ground floor, the pop-up will be open from October 7 through November 3.

"Bloomingdale's is not only a timeless institution, but for many New Yorkers, it's also a tradition," says Lashify founder Sahara Lotti. "Not to mention their new beauty floor is popping!"

For the uninitiated, Lashify is a wholly unique innovation for the lash category. Unlike false lashes, which typically look fake and cause damage, Lashify Gossamer lashes have a thin, flexible base that goes on underneath the natural lash. Application is as easy as using mascara, and Lashify's WhisperLight flexible bond cushions and protects as it holds. Gossamers are cruelty-free and can be stacked for infinite combinations of curl, volume, and length.

At Bloomingdale's, shoppers will be able to discover the brand's award-winning lineup of Gossamer lashes, tools, and accessories—including the NEW "F" Fluffy Gossamer lashes for the ultimate fluttery eye. A pop-up exclusive Black Control Kit with a Graphite Fuse Control Wand (the patented tool for fool-proof application) will be available while supplies last. In addition, a selection of Prismatic Gossamers in vivid colors such as green, blue, and violet offer holiday party-goers a new way to look festive.



Walk-ins are welcome, but for a next-level lash experience, appointments may be booked in advance at https://lashifybloomingdalesappointment.as.me. Services include a 15-minute Lashify express application ($45) and the 30-minute Lashify Experience ($150): a free lash application, mini application lesson, and a Control Kit. Additionally, on October 16 at 6 to 8 PM time, Lotti will make a personal appearance at Studio 59 on the second floor. "Bloomingdale's is chic and luxurious, but also inviting and accessible to everyone, and that's exactly what Lashify stands for," Lotti says. "We offer the best of the best while being inclusive."

The Lashify pop-up shop is located at Bloomingdale's, 1000 Third Avenue at 59th Street, New York, NY and runs from October 7 through November 3. Store hours are Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-8:30p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m.-7:00 p.m.  

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

New Launch from NATURALLY SERIOUS: ILLUMI-NATION Anti-Fatigue Power Serum

I can't lie- I was excited the moment I read that this new product from Naturally Serious stated it could reduce the appearance of wrinkles within just 24 hours. Will Illumi-Nation Anti-Fatigue Power Serum actually do this?

I have applied now for a few days (as instructed/am and pm) and time will tell if such statements ring true yet it does make my skin appear more radiant! I like the idea of looking more youthful and the serum's natural blush color does absolutely add a certain glow to my skin. It's hard to say that it reduced the appearance of my wrinkles yet I definitely see a softer and more supple skin tone.

What the serum states:

The serum is all about anti-aging and reduces the appearance of wrinkles in just 24 hours.
It features a natural blush color that subtly illuminates leaving the skin with a healthy, radiant finish.
Like all Naturally Serious products, it is clean and ethically developed from formula to packaging.

This glossy anti-aging serum effortlessly melts into the skin for a dewy, glassy-skin radiance and reduces the appearance of wrinkles in just 24 hours. Illumi-Nation transforms the look of skin by smoothing and hydrating, leaving you with a brighter, healthier finish. Enriched with 1% Lavandox extracted from Spanish Lavender to reduce stress in the skin, and 3% Persian silk tree to improve the look of fine lines, uneven skin tone and texture caused by environmental aggressors, this serum transforms and hydrates for a naturally youthful and illuminated glow.

Price: $58, Available on NaturallySeriousSkin.com, Sephora.com and select Sephora stores




Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Live Proverb: Jewelry That Helps Support the Younique Foundation

Live Proverb offers beautiful jewelry that gives a voice to the stories inside us. We believe that every life is a proverb, and every life story deserves to be told with grace and power. Shown below are the 24K Matte Gold Engraved Bracelets which are $35 each and are also offered in 24K Matte Rose Gold at the same price. Each piece is hypoallergenic, lead free, corrosion resistant and tarnish resistant stainless steel with a 24k gold coating. My daughter and I chose the statements  "YOU ARE ENOUGH" and "IT'S OK NOT TO BE OK" as helpful everyday reminders and there are a variety of sentiments as well as many other jewelry categories to choose from.

Ten Percent of proceeds help fund the cost for female sexual abuse survivors to attend The Haven Retreat for 1 week.  Hosted by the Younique Foundation and located in the beautiful mountains of Utah, women gather together to learn, reflect and rejuvenate.  At the retreat, women can participate in a variety of activities designed to help them heal from the trauma of sexual abuse.   

Whether purchased as a gift for yourself or another, each proverb piece is a visible reminder of the inner beauty at the heart of every life story, and the empowerment that is born from compassion.  Created for a lifetime, each piece is ethically sourced with the finest materials— designed, crafted, and packaged with care, intention, and meticulous attention to detail.



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
For more information on Biossance, visit  https://biossance.com or follow on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.



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.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Gift Ideas: Amazon Finds for Mother’s Day


Mother's Day is vastly approaching this Sunday, May 12th and here are wonderful gift ideas on Amazon. Want to avoid the panic around finding the perfect present? Shop these quick shipping gift picks from Amazon. No one deserves to be pampered more, and although time is running thin you can still seem brilliantly thoughtful with the below, each tailored to every kind of mom!

The Sleeping Beauty
-          Be the reason your mom sleeps her way to better-looking skin. Crépe Erase's exclusive TruFirm Complex helps to visibly smooth and firm fine lines and wrinkles, restoring elasticity, while echinacea extract works with a blend of 9 Super Hydrators to visibly plump and soothe tired-looking skin. She will be delighted to wake up to perfectly balanced, radiant-looking skin that looks and feels years younger. Don’t just take our word; in a clinical study 90% of women said their skin looked more youthful.
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The Mom On-The-Go

-          Being a mother is a tiring job, leaving little “me-time” for our superhero moms. Enter the Eterno Time Eraser, the eye cream that instantly erases dark circles, fine-lines, wrinkles, puffiness and signs of aging in 60 seconds. Mom will be feeling like herself in no time thanks to a formula of acai fruit, active peptides and hyrolonic acid.

The Pop-of-color lover
-          Long-lasting creamy eyeshadow sticks that offer all the color payoff without the fuss or fallout are perfect for the mom on the move. Formulated with soothing, smoothing ingredients like Castor Oil, Silk, and Aloe Vera to ensure the result is lightweight and comfortable, the sticks are Water-poof, sweat-proof, and transfer-proof – lasting all day without smudging! Available in 8 neutral, super-wearable shades (for all skin tones) with just enough shimmer for everyday wear.
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The Zen Seeker
-          This multi-purpose balm can be used as a body lotion, hand moisturizer, natural chap stick and more! Enriched with a blend of Lavender and Bergamot Essential Oils, this 100% natural anti-stress balm will give your mom the mind peace and relaxation she needs. Enriched with 31% Shea Butter, Olive Oil, Beeswax, and Grapefruit to hydrate and soften skin. What’s best: like all Vervan products, it is cruelty free and comes in recyclable packaging.

The Vegan Detox Queen
-          This charcoal face mask helps blackhead removal and promotes a clear, even skin look with less oil and shine without leaving your skin feeling tight and dry. It features a unique, gel-mud texture that will help detoxify and clarify her skin without stripping it of moisture and while soothing it at the same time. The natural tea tree scent is refreshing and promotes an authentic at home spa experience.

The Environmental Enthusiast
-          Ideal for the mom who is looking for luxurious condition and shine, all while staying true to her eco-friendly roots. Created for all hair types (including oily), it's a great treatment to add in to her routine. It contains baobab and jojoba protein, which both retain moisture in the hair shaft and smooth the cuticle, adding shine. Baobab also adds elasticity and strength to hair, reducing breakage. Boost has a sweet citrus scent with lime, lemongrass, mandarin and vanilla oils.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Krigler English Promenade 19: Audrey Hepburn's Favorite Fruity-Floral Scent

I love learning new information and this Saturday, May 4, marks the 90th birthday of Audrey Hepburn—and this year is the 100th anniversary of her favorite fruity-floral fragrance, Krigler English Promenade 19.

Audrey reportedly first discovered English Promenade 19, when she was filming the movie Roman Holiday in Rome in the early 1950's, though the energizing, intoxicating scent was originally released in 1919. The bold blend boasts notes of orange blossom, juicy grapefruit, jasmine, sweet white musk, neroli and ylang-ylang and was inspired by the French Riviera, where the Krigler family fragrance business was based in the early 1900s. Promenade is a nod to the Promenade des Anglais, a seaside path in Nice.

Today, Audrey’s favorite scent remains one of Krigler’s bestsellers and is available for $385 at krigler.com or at any of the luxury brand’s four global boutiques.


Friday, April 26, 2019

Vegan Beauty Lines That Deliver: Jane Iredale and Nanacoco

Yes, Spring is here and I start to shift my color palette by adding a bit more of warmth. Not to say that I go anywhere (practically) without a red lippy on hand though. Jane Iredale and Nanacoco have different price points and both are vegan lines that have colors to wow your senses. Some people think that vegan lines don't deliver enough color payoff, but that is not the case here. I have been wearing Jane Iredale for years and can attest to the brightness, quality and color availability of the products.




jane iredale Spiced Peach PureGloss Lip Gloss ($26, janeiredale.com)

This long-lasting, sheer tint of coral color features an ultra-glossy finish without feeling tacky. Hydrating moringa butter and avocado oil make lips feel conditioned, moisturized, quenched and nourished.

jane iredale Sunset PurePressed Blush ($30, janeiredale.com)

This pigmented guava with gold shimmer shade defines and highlights cheekbones and is formulated with minerals and antioxidants. Provides a soft wash of just-blushed color.




Nanacoco Glitzn Face & Body Pigment in Orange Gold ($7.50, NanacocoInc.com)

Add a pop of shine to lips with just a sprinkle of this Glitzn Pigment in orange gold for a shimmering and glamorous look! The pigment offers multidimensional shimmer formulated to stay put. Adding a radiant and illuminating sparkle to any look.

Nanacoco Shimmertallics Metallic Lip Gloss in Fall Rush ($8.50, NanacocoInc.com)

Get the perfect amount of shimmer and shine on the lips for a show-stopping, light-reflecting effect. This water-based formula is filled with iridescent and long-lasting shimmer that is perfect for any occasion.




jane iredale Solar Flare Eye Shadow Kit ($59, janeiredale.com)

This highly pigmented, crease-resistant and long-lasting shadow kit features shades of metallic ivory; metallic peachy beige; metallic deep taupe; metallic deep gold red and metallic burgundy brown. Packaged in a sleek mirrored rose gold compact with a dual-ended wand for effortless application. Use each shade alone, layer or blend together. Formulated with minerals, botanical extracts and silica.





jane iredale Deep GreatShape Contour Kit ($49, janeiredale.com)

These easily blendable, pressed powders feature three matte shades in each kit to sculpt and enhance all your best features. Contour shade give a natural, shadow-effected, sculpted look. Highlight shade illuminates and enhances features. Blush shade adds a lit-from-within finishing touch. Includes an easy-to-follow, illustrated application guide.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Clarins: Extra Firming Collection

Whenever I see the word under eye "dark circles" I feel an instant bond to nearly every reader at B.I.O.A. as that area seems to be one that is most problematic. If there were a magic pill to take to make mine disappear forever, I would most certainly take it. The truth is genetics, dehydration, aging, sleep and many other factors play into the role of your skin's overall look and feel.

Clarins has a new collection and their statistics do show that the focus group noticed quite enormous changes within only a few weeks in regards to their under eye dark circles, small wrinkles around the eyes and the overall look and feel of their skin. I, of course, had to try these products as I am turning 50 next month and have certainly witnessed major changes to my skin's appearance. My under eye dark circles upset me every day that I look into the mirror. I also notice my sagging jowls and am becoming quite addicted to the notion of having more firm skin.






The Extra Firming Collection uses CIarins’ advanced wrinkle-fighting formulas to promote skin suppleness at its source for visibly firmer, smoother, more renewed skin day after day. Extra-Firming formulas are packed with powerful plant extracts that visibly tighten and lift skin to smooth the look of wrinkles.

Both products in the collection are now available on Clarins.com:

1. Extra-Firming Phyto-Serum ($102)

· A groundbreaking, 2-in-1 anti-aging eye balm that minimizes wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness

2. Extra-Firming Eye ($64)

· A groundbreaking, power lift serum visibly firms, lifts and tightens slackened skin to redefine facial contours

In the past two weeks of using the products, I have noticed a softening appearance of my skin and it does not look as dull as it before. The dark circles are absolutely still there yet the orbital area does appear to look more hydrated. 

Results are happening so what more could I ask for? Maybe a more plump pout? Well, that's in a future article for sure.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Rimmel London's New Stay Matte Campaign featuring Zhavia Ward

My house loves ZHAVIA so much as we watched her flourish on "The Four." She embodies a bold and beautiful spirit who knows who she is and I am thrilled that Zhavia is heading this campaign. 

 Makeup artist Karl Sanchez, worked with Singer and songwriter Zhavia Ward on Rimmel London’s new Stay Matte campaign. The campaign idea came to life when it was learned that Zhavia was a huge fan of Rimmel London; the campaign will include a video showcasing how Stay Matte fits into Zhavia’s daily routine and feature her second single “Deep Down.” 

Read below to find a full breakdown of Zhavia’s makeup look!


Who: Zhavia on the set of Rimmel London’s latest campaign for Stay Matte

How To Get The Look:

Face

Karl applied the Rimmel London Stay Matte Foundation and Rimmel London Stay Matte Concealer in Zhavia’s shade, Vanilla and then applied the Rimmel London Maxi Blush in Sweet Cheeks to give her some color to her cheeks.

Eyes

Using the Rimmel London Magnif’Eyes Eyeshadow Palette Nude Edition, Karl darkened the crease with the 10th shade. He used the 8th shade in the palette to smoke out the outer corner and under the eye to intensify and applied the 3rd shade on the eyelid. Karl then used the 1st shade and applied to the inner corner of the eye to act as a highlight. He finished off the eye look by applying Rimmel London Exaggerate Eye Definer to create a winged look and to slightly smoke the eye and topped off the eyes by applying Rimmel London Scandal’eyes WOW Wings Mascara.

Lips

He finished off the look by applying a touch of color to the lips with Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip in "Be My Baby" followed by a clear lip gloss.

Where to Find Them: Rimmel London products are available at chain drug stores and mass retailers nationwide. Visit www.RimmelLondon.com for store locations and to try the newest products with Rimmel London’s exclusive Get The Look App available on iTunes and Google Play.















Biossance Launches The Biossance Tea Tree Collection

My newest beauty addicition: BIOSSANCE! I have been using both their Squalane + Peptide Eye Gel and Squalane + Omega Repair Cream daily and my eye area is less dark and my skin feels more hydrated and soft to the touch. The winter air really wreaked havoc on my skin and Biossance has been super helpful in bringing it back to life!

The latest collection from the Clean Beauty experts, the Biossance Tea Tree Collection, offering a mask, cleansing gel and balancing oil for calm, clear, hydrated skin.

Sourced directly from the rich fields in Australia where the purest oil is found, Biossance ISO standardized tea tree oil offers a clean and gentle alternative to over-drying, harsh cleansers. Free from petrolatum, phthalates, mineral oil, parabens and synthetic fragrances, as always the future is clean with Biossance.

Introducing the deeply purifying and balancing Tea Tree Collection:

·       Squalane + Tea Tree Cleansing Gel ($29): A refreshing gel cleanser that removes makeup while deeply purifying pores to balance skin and reduce surface oil
·       Squalane + Tea Tree Detox Mask ($39): French green clay removes impurities while tea tree oil reduces the appearance of imperfections and squalane replenishes hydration
·       Squalane + Tea Tree Balancing Oil ($49): A weightless balancing oil whose tea tree reduces the appearance of blemishes, enlarged pores and imperfections while squalane hydrates

The Tea Tree Collection is now available on Sephora.com and Biossance.com, and in-stores at Sephora, too.





Thursday, February 28, 2019

New Launch Alert: "MyClarins"- Exclusively at Ulta

A brand that I have been using for about three decades, yes you read that correctly, is launching new products and I couldn't be happier for them. I am thrilled to share news of a very exciting, very refreshing Clarins launch, MyClarins, launching March 2019!

A range of 8 next-generation skincare products that deliver the best nature has to offer for healthy-looking skin by hydrating, balancing and enhancing all skin types. This collection makes up a 3-step regimen to remove & refresh, reboost & recharge and target & correct with its innovative [In&Out] Complex that puts nutrients into skin while flushing toxins and pollutants out.

The perfect balance of fruit and plant extracts, the MyClarins formulas are vegan-friendly and free from phthalates, parabens and sulfates with packaging that puts recycling and recycled materials first. A first for the brand, this millennial-focused collection will be sold at Ulta exclusively at a very affordable price point.


Step 1:
·       RE-MOVE Purifying Cleansing Gel $20.00
·       RE-MOVE Micellar Cleansing Milk $20.00
·       RE-FRESH Hydrating Beauty Mist $20.00
Step 2: 
·       RE-CHARGE Relaxing Sleep Mask $27.00
Step 3:
·       PORE-LESS Blur and Matte Stick $19.00
·       CLEAR-OUT $19.00