Friday, February 28, 2014

NUANCE Salma Hayek: Spring Collection 2014

Bear with me as I shall get these products written up yet I wanted you to see the new products from NUANCE only available at CVS. New packaging, new ingredients and lots of class. Tres chic!







Look for more at CVS as Salma's line is absolutely affordable and luxurious! 

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Spotted: Duane Reade

Instead of my incessant tweets I am doing a "Spotted It Thursday" compilation of products from my local Duane Reade. The rarest being....the Revlon By Marchesa collection!

I want it all as each set looked so very pretty and Olivia Wilde's overall look so sultry. Hot!


Also spotted were the top 5 iconic shades picked by followers of Revlon. I know these will fly out the door, too!

The L'Oreal Paris new Extraordinaire polish that I believe acts as a gel polish without any heat nor lights.

One that had me scratching my head was the New Covergirl lippy's as Drew Barrymore is their Covergirl. Her own line is Flower Beauty available only in Walmart and online at yet I remember her being part of the Covergirl family for a long time. I love her so anything she wears I want to try.


There were also many more testers readily available for L'Oreal Paris' True Match which I thought was great. 


I just love being....The Beauty Hunter! 

Beauty Press: Spotlight Day Press Event

A great time was had by all. I had the pleasure of meeting wonderful new brands- about 12- all with new launches, too.

The launch of Clique by Chef Roble Ali of Bravo TV Roble & Co. is a gorgeous looking and intoxicating scent. 


Also brands such as Dolluxe that had both fun false lashes as well as great wigs that were creative and colorful.

The lovely ladies at Design Essentials made me rethink wearing my hair curly again and the owners of Blo Blow Dry Bar told me a salon is coming to Chelsea in April! Cannot wait to go. That is my hood.

I also learned of the Timeless Marilyn Monroe Spa at the Hyatt Times Square New York. I didn't know they were there, did you?! I love all things Marilyn as long as props are given to her estate- which was my first question to the manicurists on hand, pun intended, at this event.


Another love was the temporary hearts and stars tattoo pens
 from Beauty Mark. 

The DermOrganic staff taught me about Argan Oil both in their hair care line and newly launched skin care products. No fragrance yet delightfully smooth on the skin.

SPADARO launched beautifully packaged Eau De Parfums that were addicting. They were created to evoke a memory through scent and I could have stayed at that booth all day just for the sheer calmness the scents brought to me.

They were other companies such as Dear Clark that also had a wonderfully plant derived hair care line. 

All in all- Beauty Press delivered a wonderful event with so many new launches that were exciting to see. Look for the #beautypress on both Twitter and IG to see more pictures from the event. 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Votre Vu: A Votre Sante Elixir Essential

My does this smell delightful?! I first shake the Votre Vu A Votre Sante well, close my eyes and spray it liberally all over my face for an instant mood boosting effect. 

This half-toner, half serum mist was formulated with essential oils to give the complexion an immediate boost. It evens makes a wonderful aftershave for men! 

Power ingredients include Allantoine, Peppermint Water, PRI Perfume Base and D Panthenol- all which stimulate and revitalize the skin. 

You can find this mood booster for $ 29 at


Relaxing, de-stressing and revitalizing all in one!
Delightfully delicious!

Clinique: New Cheek Pop

As soon as these lovely cheek pops came to me- they made me instantly smile! I love the embossed flower design! 

Clinique Cheek Pop is available now at $ 21 adds a wonderful pop of color to the cheeks and are available in four "just pinched" perfect colors: Ginger Pop, Peach Pop, Berry Pop (pictured) and Plum Pop (pictured). 

Using the Clinique Blush Brush swirl the color into the brush and sweep onto apples of cheeks, gently blending the colour up towards the cheekbone and temple. 

Available at Clinique counters everywhere and also at .

Monday, February 24, 2014

T3: Single Pass X 1.5" Wide Iron

Demanding hair meets it's match with the new T3 Tourmaline SinglePass Technology which covers a wider surface area to straighten more hair in less time. It works so fast and straightened my already pretty straight hair ( I got the Keratin Treatment at a little over two months ago) within minutes of use. It lights up and makes sounds to let you know when it's ready for use. 

This product takes the conventional styling iron into another realm. The SinglePass X can be purchased for $ 230. at



Estée Lauder: Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

How I love seeing Carolyn Murphy in Estée Lauder's new ad campaign for their latest launch of Pure Color Envy Sculpting  Lipstick. She has been a favorite of mine for years and I love her sultry look in this new campaign.

Intensify lips with 20 new one of a kind statement shades with multi-faceted pigments. These wreak pure luxury for lips housed in a new, ultra chic case. Available March 2014 at Estée Lauder counters nationwide and also online at , at $ 30 each, you have so many options to choose from to suit every skin tone.

This collection was designed to be bold and provocative. They were meant to embody the mystique and dynamism of a woman. One stroke has you covered for up to 6 hours.

New Limited Edition Pure Color Envy Nail Lacquers will also make their debut at $ 21 per shade, available in 5 rich, matte hues that compliment the lipstick shades. 

Join in the conversation with #lipstickenvy on both Twitter and Instagram.

Note the new packaging was inspired by modern architecture and it is both powerful and feminine in design.

" Sexy, confident and powerful, that's what lipstick does for a woman." - Tom Pecheux, Creative Makeup Director, Estée Lauder

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Talika Paris: Back Up 3D and Nail Regenerator Serum

I love Talika Paris as they are readily available at my local Walgreens's and they always use the finest ingredients. I am introducing you to Back Up 3D ( $ 61) for a "Push Up Effect" and Nail Generator Serum ( $ 37 and available at that introduces a 45 day regimen for healthier, stronger and revitalized nails. 

Derived from Indo-African rituals, BACK UP 3D (r) is the anti-gravity solution that offers the 1st "Push Up Effect" ultra serum for the buttocks. I know I can definitely use this product STAT! The ingredients act to re-plump and redefine curves, combat water retention and smoothes the appearance of cellulite. In 28 days, it is said to truly push up your bottom so I am in it to win it! In a consumer test, 93% satisfaction and 77% of the women tested felt better in their skin!

I will let you know what I think in another two weeks!

The Talika Nail Regenerator Serum was created and tested in Parisian hospitals for years, targets the root of the problem by working at the matrix of the nail. All natural ingredients are used that won't tear, split nor break your nails. To apply you need to massage a few drops into the cuticle of each nail once or twice a day for two to three weeks. Key ingredients include Myrrh, Frankincense and Plant Proteins.

Cannot wait to see my less brittle and weak nails!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

New from OCC Makeup: Plastic Passion and Love Bites Duo

Spring is in the air- sort of- and OCC has just launched it's Plastic Passion Spring 2014 Campaign starring Deven Green + 6 new shades ($ 18 each) of Lip Tar! Also launching is OCC Love Bites Duo 
($ 14.50) which contains a pair of both a matte and metallic Lip Tar shade in their best selling all star mini sizes. 

This limited edition duo set features two cult favorite shades, Psycho and Love Craft. Used together or alone they give you a fierce customized lip look. Remember that a little bit of Lip Tar goes a long way making these incredibly practical in wearability.

As mentioned above, 6 new Lip Tar shades are also being launched and these colors are bold beyond belief. Featuring the legendary Deven Green, Plastic Passion is the most vibrant lineup of Lip Tar shades to date. Pool Boy (Matte Aquatic Blue), Rollergirl ( Matte Vibrant Lavender Purple), Mannequin ( Matte Malibu Pink), Kimber ( Matte Neon Orange Coral), Hollywood ( Mettalic Beige/Gold Shimmer) and Pleasure Model (Metallic Pearlescent Pink)  join the others with their long wearing shades. 100% Vegan & Cruelty Free I always find OCC makeup to be fun, creative, bold and simply divine in color options. 

These new launches are available at Sephora Stores starting February 28th and online now at both  and


Red Carpet Manicure, the trusted and innovative nail care brand, recently announced its expansion into the nail lacquer category, expanding beyond its at-home LED gel polish collection.
Rolling out at ULTA Beauty Stores this month, the lacquer line was inspired by the many successes of the brand’s LED gel polish—including seals of approval from top beauty magazines and celebrity manicurists.

The collection boasts a wide variety of 52 shades across the color spectrum. Additionally, 18 shades in the collection are color-matched to Red Carpet Manicure’s LED gel polish line, perfect for matching your gel mani to your pedi or filling in any chips!
Also available are professional base and top coats, each of which retail separately for $7.99.

Friday, February 14, 2014

16 NEW Reasons to Blush: Make Up For Ever HD Blush

What a perfect day to tell you why you now have 16 new reasons to blush?!

Happy Valentine's Day to all of my Lovelies!

HD Blush ( $ 26) is a next generation of cream blushes as they look and perform up to the standards of professional makeup artists as well as under the HD cameras.

Created in sixteen shades to suit every skin tone, HD Blush naturally sculpts and highlights the cheeks for a healthy and radiant glow. Apply it with your fingertips, HD Sponge or Artisan Brush or for a classic brush application that flatters any face shape: choose a full, rounded blush brush and apply the HD Blush onto the apples of the cheeks in a figure "8" motion. Sweep from the top of the apples downwards then up and back towards the top of the ear.

Numbers #410 and #215 are pictures/swatched and all are available by going online to and any Make Up For Ever Boutique.


I have been a fan of Phyto's products for years and years and Phytokeratine is a wonderful repairing thermal protectant spray to leave in your hair.

Ever since getting the Keratin process about two months ago, I have been using a flT iron on a daily basis which can damage the hair. I was able to get the new T3 Single Pass which was intended just for that- to pass a wider amount of hair just once. It works! 

This product was created to protect the hair's internal structure and safeguards it from hot tools to prevent breakage.

It can also be used on dry hair for styling and I spray it right after towel drying my hair for better results in the hair straightening process.

It is available for $ 32 at Fine Salons, Sephora, Ulta and select department stores nationwide. For more information, please call 1-800-55PHYTO or visit 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

BIOBLISS Anti-Wrinkle Forehead and Eye Patches: Treats Fine Lines, Expression Lines & Wrinkles

The BIOBLISS Anti-Wrinkle Patch System uses a gentle, sensation- free, Micro-Current Technology to infuse the skin with the powerful wrinkle-fighting ingredients. Patches are available in 30 and 60 day treatment kits for convenient weekly application at an affordable value.

I liked the feeling of the patches being applied to the skin. It was moist to the skin and easy to remove as well. I did see a slight difference after just 30 minutes of use on my forehead as that is where the most lines appear on my face. There are okra plant extracts, Vitamin B3, Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, Madagascan Herbal Extract and Argireline in the formula- all to make your skin feel and look it's best.

Single Patch Forehead Treatments are available for $ 16 at Beauty Collection and at , 30 Day Treatment Packages (4 patches) are $ 80 and available at , , Cos Bar and , , , , and . 60 Day Treatment Package ( 8 patches) are $ 120 at Bergdorf Goodman, , , , and .

Single Patch Eye Treatment are available for $ 16 at Beauty Collection and . 30 Day Treatment Package (4 patch pairs) are $ 80 at , , , ,  and and 60 Day Treatment ( 8 patch pairs) are $ 128 at Bergdorf Goodman, ,  and .

Make Up Free and exhausted from #NYFW but feeling replenished after my patches were removed!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Newest Trends for Hair & Makeup: shows us what is hot!

Both Romy Soleimani and James Pecis are two uber talents. sponsored an event that allowed us to ask them to recreate looks we liked from some of our favorite NYFW shows.

First, Romy used Kevin Aucoin beauty products and adhered glitter to the models eyes and cheeks as seen backstage at Lela Rose. Kevin's lip balm was used to keep the glitter in place! A moisturizer could be used as well, Romy added.

Romy making the models brows more full with the Kevin Aucoin brow pencil ( I use brunette). 

Here Romy shows us a midnight navy eye- very sultry.

Then James recreated a truly knotted hair look similar to the Nanette Lepore hair seen backstage. 

James took sections and actually knotted each one and then after all were done, placed them tightly around the models head with hair pins. The look went from quite messy to sleek.

I volunteered to sit in his chair and sported the look from HONOR with scarf and two braids that were entwined in the back! Mousse from PHYTO was used to get my hair in a sleek side part and Alterna Haircare was used at a lot of the shows. Their Dry shampoo is among my personal favorites. Smells delightful!

James photo bombed my selfie!

Final look was quite chic! 

Top trends we saw in many shows were bold brows, eyes and lips. Messy braids and tight buns were also among the top trends spoken of. James and Romy are true artists that find creativity in all they do. Just look at their speaks for itself.

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