Thursday, May 29, 2014

Billy Jealousy: Father's Day Suggestions

If you are gearing up to get a Father's Day gift, Billy Jealousy offers suggestions for a variety of Dad's!

Traveling Dad's- Wanderlust Travel Kit

For the Dad's that are always travelling for business or just travelling the world, Billy Jealousy presents the Wanderlust Travel Kit!  This kit includes the Whipped Cream Traditional Shave Lather, Fuzzy Logic Hair Strengthening Shampoo, Triple Crown 3-in-1 Body Wash, and Sculpt Friction Fiber Paste, all in airline approved sizes. So while he’s on the road, tell him to leave that hotel stuff they supply him with in the dust, everything he needs is right here.

Old-School Dad's- The Hits, Volume 1

For those old-school Dad's that are still listening to their vinyls, Billy Jealousy presents their greatest hits, volume 1!  This gift set includes the Fuzzy Logic Hair Strengthening Shampoo, Hydroplane Super-Slick Shave Cream, and Ocean Front Body Wash.  

Outdoorsy Dad's- Beard Envy Kit

No longer does loving the outdoors equate to looking like a caveman!  Billy Jealousy’s Beard Envy Kit is perfect for those dads that love to fish, hike, and camp but want to look ruggedly refined while doing it. It includes a hydrating beard wash, a dual-sided, firm boar bristle brush, and a beard styling product to tame your Dad’s beast of a beard!

Wall Street Dad's- Shave3Some

If your Dad is a mogul-in-the-making and needs help looking the part, Billy Jealousy’s Shave3Some has got him covered for when he’s on the ground or in the air jetting off to a meeting!  The Shave3Some includes the Hot Towel Pre-Shave Treatment, Hydroplane Super-Slick Shave Cream, and Shaved Ice After-Shave Balm for a close shave that will leave him ready to tackle the board room!

Billy Jealousy products are available at

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Blo Blow Dry Bar: Gwyneth Paltrow and David Babali Join Forces

I know it's all over Social Media but I like, respect and admire David Babali a lot so here is the latest news...Academy Award winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow and hairstylist to the stars David Babaii have joined forces with Blo Blow Dry Bar.

Blo is thrilled to align with Gwyneth Paltrow, one of the world’s most recognized actresses. Gwyneth’s keen business instinct for the latest and hottest trends and her emphasis on high quality customer experience makes this an ideal collaboration.

David Babaii, nicknamed ‘The King Of Curls’ by Vogue Magazine, has a roster of A-list celebrity clients around the globe. Known for creating some of the best red carpet styles and beautiful magazine covers, David’s vast experience and unique techniques will be incorporated across the Blo system.

“I cannot wait to grow Blo with Gwyneth and David. They are the perfect fit for our company,” said Ari Yakobson, Blo Blow Dry Bar’s CEO. “This combination and a proven business model is exciting. This is a tremendous benefit for our current and future Franchise Partners; our loyal guests are going to love this collaboration.”

With Gwyneth and David’s input in Blo’s creative direction, growth plan and brand strategy, Blo looks forward to spreading red carpet glamour to women around the world with quick, convenient and affordable blo outs.

Blo reinvented hair care as the first to market the no cuts, no color concept and has grown to be the largest Blow Dry Bar chain in the world with locations in United States, Canada, Asia and Europe with many more bars opening soon.

You’re not cheating on your hairdresser. Blo is North America’s Original Blow Dry Bar. Scissors are verboten. Dye, ditto. No cuts, no color: Just WASH BLOW GO. Guests choose from 7 styles featured in the Blo Hair Menu, from the sexy razor-straight “Executive Sweet” to the runway-inspired “Pillow Talk”. Go to  for the skinny.

Dr. Scholl's DreamWalk Insoles and Collection are a Dream!

Walking around in high heels are usually my "curb to cab" choice yet after placing the Dr. Scholl's DreamWalk High Heel Insoles ( $ 8.99) into my heels, my feet certainly did not hurt as they used to. 

Friends know I can walk for miles in certain kitten heels yet I put my 3" pumps to the test this time and walked around the Meatpacking District (yes, over the cobblestone pavement) and my feet felt dry, less irritated and even my toes were not all red! I am sole-d! Heidi Klum is right when she notes that you will feel the difference (Have you seen her in their commercials as their Spokesmodel? Have you also seen her walk the runways in the highest of high heels?). Now we know her secret!

With Dr. Scholl's DreamWalk products, we no longer have to sacrifice our personal style for the sake of comfort. From heels to flats and from boots to casual shoes- DreamWalk products add comfort to our footwear. We go from uncomfortable shoes to wearable and comfortable shoes with the addition of the DreamWalk insole. 

The Dr. Scholl's DreamWalk collection can be found in most food, drug and mass retailers and have expanded the line to include New Fresh & Cool Insoles ( $ 9.99) which help keep your feet both cool and dry all day long.  The moisture-wicking, breathable top cloth is soft to the touch and allows for a comfortable feel.

There are many products in the Dr. Scholl's DreamWalk collection such as the Intensive Heel Repair Cream ( $ 5.49), Ultra Overnight Foot Cream ( $ 4.99), Sole Expressions Insole ( $ 10.49), Heel Liners ( $ 4.55) and more- all designed and created to allow us to feel comfortable wherever we choose to stand! 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Tarte Cosmetics: More Limited Edition Summer 2014 Products

Yes, I still wear my Amazonian Clay 12- Hour Blush in Amused nearly every day as it adds a pop of color to the apples of my cheeks plus lasts the whole day long. I happened to be perusing the " What's New" section of Sephora online and saw that Tarte just launched a neutral colored lip liner that has the same long lasting formula, so I must try that next...

Now that the warm weather is here, boy was I in need of both the Not So Slick Oil Absorbing Blotting Papers ($ 10) as well as the Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder ($ 32)?! I used them both upon receipt and I was mesmerized by the look and smell of the Maracuja Bronzing Serum ($ 47-Sephora Exclusive). All other products are available at , Ulta/ , Macy's and Sephora/ . 

I don't generally have oily skin yet suffer from it during the warmer months and the powder and blotting papers keep the oil at bay. Take a look....

The Marucuja Bronzing Serum is meant to hydrate, brighten, help fight signs of aging as well as delivering a natural-looking sunless golden tan. It is meant to give you a gradual, radiant tan and is powered by maracuja and it's nourishing plant extracts.

Please remember to wash your hands immediately after application and happy self tanning! 

Tarte cosmetics are always formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, triclosan, gluten nor sodium lauryl sulfate.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Kate Somerville: The Age Arrest Collection

I am 45 and wished I had taken better care of my skin in my late 20's. I used to tan, use reflectors, baby oil and do a lot of other naughty things to my skin. With that being said, for the past decade I have been treating my beloved skin like royalty. Nourishing it with healthier products, drinking more water, not taking in the sun and my skin has thanked me for it by not looking like a dried up prune! LOL!

Kate Somerville has newly launched a line to stop wrinkles in their tracks! The Age Arrest collection is the answer to all things aging, whether you are trying to turn back the hands of time or looking to take the necessary preventative measures. 

All products in this revolutionary collection utilize Nobel Prize winning Telo-5 Technology to help kiss those pesky signs of aging goodbye.

Telo-5 technology is groundbreaking thanks to the one word we all need to know- telomeres. It is essential to protect your telomeres, because as we age, telomeres shorten and youth properties get lost. Telo-5 technology helps prolong the life of telomeres in your skin, which combat all signs of aging including dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles, crow’s feet and more.

Below are three must-have products to guide you on your road to having a flawless, youthful complexion...

Age Arrest Hydrating Firming Mask ($ 75)
Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and discoloration and provides deep hydration.
Can be used as a five minute face mask or overnight treatment to get younger looking skin by morning.

Age Arrest Eye Cream ($ 75- pictured)

Contains light-reflecting Diamond Powder to reduce appearance of dark circles and puffiness while providing essential hydrating, leaving your under eye area looking radiant.

Age Arrest Anti-Wrinkle Cream ($ 90- pictured)

Improves the appearance of wrinkles and discoloration while firming the skin and providing long lasting hydration resulting in a youthful glow.

Products are available at Kate Somerville. NOW! 

Agave Healing Oil Treatment: Smoothes, Restores and Transforms

My, does this Agave Healing Oil Treatment smell and feel delightful?! I put a dollop into the palm of my hands after washing my hair and worked it through from root to tip. It's non-greasy, lightweight and is made for all hair types. I also put it on my dry arms and legs as it has healing properties for dry skin, too.
Mexico’s blue agave is best known as the source of tequila, yet it has the ability to both moisturize and strengthen hair. Agave extract is a key ingredient in this healing oil treatment created by Beverly Hills hairdresser Fernando Romero (Romero, an Acapulco native, calls agave “nature’s smoothing secret.”). The lightweight oil helps hair build resiliency as it boosts vibrancy, shine, and color. 

The amino sugars in agave soothe damaged hair and infuse it with moisture. This fragrant healing oil treatment is also packed with plenty of other natural conditioning ingredients to keep hair soft and sleek: vanilla, coconut, and baobab seed oil, to name a few. What is also wonderful about the formula is that it is free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.

How to Use:

Warm a dime-sized dab of oil between your palms and distribute it throughout damp hair evenly, from roots to ends. Air dry for a natural look, or blow dry for a sleeker style. And don’t stop there—it also doubles as a hydrating body oil that smells delicious!
Available for purchase at Birchbox. This 4 oz. bottle is $ 40 and there is also a 2 oz. bottle available for $ 24. Simply removes the frizz in your hair and adds moisture....everywhere!

Thursday, May 22, 2014


The ad campaign can now be seen in many magazines and will be available soon for your nails and toes! I have witnessed so many wonderful collaborations with OPI and think this is another winning combination. OPI Products Inc., a subsidiary of COTY Inc, announced a collaboration months ago with The Coca-Cola Company, the world’s largest beverage company and home to one of the world’s most iconic brands – Coca-Cola, whose mission is to inspire moments of refreshment, optimism and happiness. Several of the Company’s most recognized brands – including Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Cherry Coke, Vanilla Coke, Sprite and Fanta – were the inspiration for a line of OPI limited edition nail lacquers that will launch internationally in June 2014.

“We’re excited to partner with OPI, a preeminent nail polish brand with global reach and influence among our core target teen audience,” said Kate Dwyer, Group Director Worldwide Licensing, The Coca-Cola Company. “Coca-Cola has a long history of collaborations with beauty and lifestyle brands to further connect with consumers and tastemakers in a way that is meaningful and relevant for them.” “As the global leader in the professional nail industry, OPI is thrilled to 
partner with the world’s top beverage company, The Coca-Cola Company,” remarks Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder and Executive Vice President. “These two iconic brands truly deliver happiness in a bottle – whether it’s a refreshing, invigorating sip of Coke or a set of fingers and toes perfectly polished with OPI nail lacquer.” 

All shades available in GELCOLOR BY OPI for a limited time. You can try them on at I also like using their app on my smartphone as it allows me to try on a myriad of their collections from wherever I am! 

Colors pictured from left to right: Coca-Cola Red, Today I Accomplished Zero, My Signature is "DC", You're So Vain-illa, Sorry I'm Fizzy Today, Get Cherried Away, Green on the Runway, Orange You Fantastic! and A Grape Affair.

Note: Top picture was taken from their ad campaign and the bottom picture is my very own taken of my local Coca-Cola vendor!

RoC® Skincare: A Brand Praised By Many!

As you already know, one can often find me in my local drugstores scouring the aisles for new product and launches.  I come across brand names daily that I have seen for years, yet never tried. This was one of them and I am so very glad a dear friend introduced the line to me...

Established in France by a pharmacist and dermatologists, RoC® Skincare, the developer of stabilized retinol, has been a leading French skincare brand since 1957, devoted to developing anti-aging skin care products that guarantee visible, lasting results for healthier, younger looking skin. Since its U.S. introduction in 1999, the RoC® Brand has been committed to working in partnership with dermatologists to introduce clinically proven, trusted products, leveraging breakthrough technology. Visit for more information.

Praised by women and skin care experts alike for its technology and innovation for more than 50 years, RoC® Skincare offers anti-aging facial care focused on the following benefits:

· Anti-Wrinkle

· Lifting and Firming

· Even tone and texture


The RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® product line utilizes retinol, the “gold standard” in anti-aging skincare ingredients, giving years back to the look and feel of skin. Formulated in 1995, RoC® Skincare scientists have devoted years of continued research to retinol, the gold standard in anti-aging ingredients, which reduces the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles while working in balance with the skin’s natural renewal system to improve skin tone and skin firmness. Because RoC® Skincare understands that retinol is only truly effective in its purest and most stable form, all the RoC® Brand retinol products are packaged in a special aluminum tube that protects retinol from light and air to keep it stable.


· RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® DEEP WRINKLE NIGHT CREAM: Contains an exclusive combination of pure retinol and an essential mineral complex that is clinically shown to visibly reduce even deep wrinkles. When you apply the cream, the upper layers of your skin appear firmed, leading to a visible reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. And after 12 weeks’ use, even deep wrinkles are visibly diminished.

· RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® DEEP WRINKLE SERUM: Contains an exclusive combination of pure retinol and an essential mineral complex that works with the skin’s renewal process and visibly reduces both fine lines and deep wrinkles. When you apply RoC ® RETINOL CORREXION® DEEP WRINKLE SERUM after cleansing and before moisturizing or applying makeup, the formula works to improve the radiance of skin. With continued use, you will notice a visible reduction in both fine lines and deep wrinkles, expression lines are smoothed and signs of photodamage are diminished.

· RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® EYE CREAM: Contains an exclusive combination of pure retinol and an essential mineral complex that is clinically proven to visibly reduce the signs of aging in the eye area. When you apply RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® EYE CREAM, the formula starts to work immediately to smooth skin’s surface. With continued use, you will notice a visible reduction in wrinkles around the eye, crow’s feet, dark circles, and puffiness – addressing the most common concerns of women. The result – skin around the eyes will feel healthier and look younger. The hypoallergenic, non-greasy, moisturizing cream is specially formulated for use around the delicate eye area.

· RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® DEEP WRINKLE DAILY MOISTURIZER WITH SPF 30: Contains an exclusive combination of pure retinol and the latest sunscreen technology that is specifically engineered to deliver very broad and photostable UVA and UVB protection with an SPF 30. The moisturizer is clinically shown to visibly diminish deep wrinkles after 8 weeks of use*. Daily use of the protective moisturizer will also help prevent premature aging.

· RoC® DAILY RESURFACING DISKS: Pre-moistened, dual-textured cleansing pads formulated with moisture-rich soy and skin-nourishing cleansers, going beyond normal facial cleansing to visibly reduce signs of aging. Each side of the disks features a unique facial cleansing technology to deliver smoother, healthier and younger-looking skin. The exfoliating, textured side gently sloughs away dull and dry skin, working to even out skin’s tone and texture. The buff, conditioning side lifts away dirt, oil and makeup leaving skin feeling soft and smooth.

Availability and Pricing:

Available nationwide.

$9.99 for 28-count flip top jar

Available at drugstores nationwide.
$22.99 for a 1 oz bottle.

Available at drugstores nationwide.

$22.99 for a 1.0 fl oz tube.

Available at drugstores nationwide.
$22.99 for a 0.5 fl oz tube.

Available at drugstores nationwide.
$22.99 for a 1.0 fl oz tube.

DuJour Media has a Maleficent Moment with Angelina Jolie

DuJour Media Speaks with Angelina Jolie about both her latest role in Maleficent and her collaboration with MAC Cosmetics:

Products clockwise from top: Maleficent #36 Lashes, Maleficent Eye Brows in Fling, Maleficent Nail Lacquer in Nocturnelle, Maleficent Eye Shadow x 4 and Maleficent Lipstick in True Love’s Kiss.

On Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent look:

“Maleficent is so magical and scary, yet she has a beauty about her,” says makeup artist, Toni G. ”Besides her prosthetics, her eyes were the perfect way to bring her to life. I was very inspired by the beautiful green, blue and yellow shades of the Labradrite stone.”

On collaborating with MAC Cosmetics:

“The eye shadow palette is perfect for transitioning your makeup from day to night. For daytime, use the lighter shades to create a soft, natural look. Then amplify it for evening using the darker hues.”

On bringing the character to life:

“We chose to rethink the look rather than redesign it, and because the title role was played by Angie, I thought the look of the character should reflect her own overall style.”

I know I cannot wait until May 30th to see this movie! Are you as excited as I am?! 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Votre Vu French Accents: New Launches

So many wonderful new products from that I felt the need to dive in immediately upon receipt of my samples for review! 

Brigitte Bardot certainty showed the world the allure of eyeliner and now Le Joli Crayon ( $ 23 each) is here to show you! Available in Chocolat and Violetric, it's smart sponge blending tip wouldn't dare tug at your delicate eyelid and it's mistake proof gel pencil glides on ever so easily. Rich in pigments, anti-aging fruit extracts and Vitamin E- this proprietary formula nourishes and hydrates the eye area while treating it with healing free radicals. 

Palette Play Eye Shadow Palettes (Nude ( $ 42) pictured above with Le Joli Crayon in Chocolat) and Endless Summer ( $ 19) are next. The Nude Palette Play includes colors New Canvas, Pale Earth, Pretty Penny and Rich Bronze. The colors work alone or can be blended together as pictured above. Each shade is free of talc, fragrance, low cost minerals and other common irritants for a calm, colored canvas.

French Kiss Moisture Riche Lipstick ( $ 23) in Lisette and Colette are just divine. Inspired by the French woman's exquisite sense of style, Votre Vu's full range of French Kiss shades dress any lip in both chic color and haute hydration. Natural plant waxes are used in handcrafting them and they also contain SPF 8. I love the way they do not feather and they also have a touch of natural vanilla mint in them making them smell delightful.

Lastly, the Lip Lustre Vitamin E Lip Gloss ( $ 22 each) simply drench your lips in luminous color. Four shades are available: Sultry ( swatched), Tender ( swatched), Sweet and Tart and they feel nourishing to the lips right after the first application. You can wear them alone or over other French Kiss lipsticks for more depth, intensity and shine. 

Overall, I find Votre Vu's line to be long wearing, smudge proof, crease proof and on trend. Their powerful ingredients are meant to protect our skin and their pigments are refined. 

Available exclusively at 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Milani Cosmetics: CONTEST



As a Milani Cosmetics fan, I had to share this contest with all of you! Milani Cosmetics, the leader in multicultural color cosmetics announces its first ever nationwide contest, “What Do Your Lips Say About You?”, empowering women everywhere to express themselves through the art of cosmetics.  Understanding that customers and beauty mavens alike use makeup as a creative avenue of expression, Milani Cosmetics encourages women of all ages and ethnicities to embrace their ingenuity and inner-artist to design a bespoke lip-look that speaks to their unique personalities.

Each applicant will have the chance to win the grand prize of $2,000 in cash and $1,000 worth of Milani swag to inspire any makeup fanatic’s look beyond imagination.

The contest is separated into two rounds with the first round kicking off at 12:00 AM EST on May 6, 2014, asking women to enter photos of their lip-fashion while describing what their lips say about them using an eloquent self-expressing hashtag.  Entries will be accepted until 11:59PM EST May 25, 2014, and the first 500 entries will receive one of the most celebrated Milani Cosmetics products, Color Statement Lipstick.  Milani’s Color Statement Lipstick is just one of the many cutting-edge luxe formulations available in a versatile range of shades made for women to accessorize their pout during any occasion.

“Milani Cosmetics provides every woman with the tools she needs and wants to express herself without limits,” says Chief Executive Officer, Ralph Bijou.  “Our colors and products do not discriminate.  They are made for every woman no matter her ethnicity, age, or personality.  In fact, we are dedicated to developing innovative superior cosmetics that not only inspire women to take pride in what makes them unique, but enables women to convey their own personalized message to the world in any situation without saying a word.”  

A qualified panel of Milani appointed judges will choose 12 lucky finalists to enter into round two based on the originality of each contestant’s lip-voice as well as quality in skill.  Each finalist will receive $150 worth of Milani product and be asked to create a full lip-focused look using Milani Cosmetics.  Cosmetics provided will include Color Statement Lipstick, Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss, Baked Blush, Even Touch Powder Foundation, Cream to Powder, Liquid Eye Eyeliner, Runway Lashes, Eye Tech Extreme and many more! 

On June 30, 2014, the 12 finalists will release their very own Milani lip-inspired makeup look and the voting will be passed on to the general public allowing one vote per person per day.  The winning look will receive $2,000 in cash and $1,000 worth of Milani cosmetics, while the runner-up will receive $500 work of products.

Initial entries for the “What Do Your Lips Say About You?” contest will be accepted on, as well as on, Twitter and Instagram using #mymilanilips.  All finalist entries will be available for public voting within the Contest tab/application at  Winners will be announced on July 14, 2014. For more information on the contest, visit

Founded twelve years ago, Milani is the destination brand for women who love color, love to experiment with new looks and shop for makeup in better drug stores and mass merchant retailers. These women seek innovative products, in richly pigmented colors, that are formulated to work together on a range of ethnicities to complement all skin tones and ages. Milani is the multi-cultural brand that delivers specialty store quality, at value pricing, in hundreds of shades, using technologically superior formulas, in lips, nails, cheeks, bronzers, face, brows, liners and more.  Inspired by Milan, Milani is distributed internationally in over thirty countries. Ralph Bijou, CEO and Laurie Minc, President have a twenty seven year track record in building strong brands, including Milani, both domestically and internationally. They are passionate about the cosmetic industry and are deeply committed to innovation, quality products and sustainable, long term growth.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Glitter Gal Australia: Newly Launched "Blooming Babes" Collection!

Glitter Gal Australia has launched their Spring Range, "Blooming Babes," inspired by the botanical flowers of Spring! New Cremes, a New Holographic Shade and the reintroduction of the ultimate shine Gloss Boss top coat are all ready for purchase!

I became a fan of theirs a couple of years ago and their polishes still impress me with their quality, long lasting wear and variety of shades.

The new polishes I swatched were Bikini Bare (pastel pink), Mozzie Bite ( red with a hint of pink) and Love Bite Holographic ( a true red). Available for $ 9.95 each and $ 11.95 for the Holo they are 5 Free, Australian made, do not bleed nor chip, are quick to dry and give your nails an overall smooth to the touch high gloss finish.

Gloss Boss Top Coat is available for $ 14.95 and leaves your nails with a gel like finish. It can be used on cremes, holos and special texture shades for the ultimate color enhancement.

Visit them online at to see their incredible line of polishes.

Bikini Babe, Love Bite Holo and Mozzie Bite.

This photo was courtesy of their site and you can almost feel the Spring air breezing in while looking at this color palette! 

Friday, May 16, 2014

UBU: Urban Beauty United for DIY Manicures & Pedicures

Urban Beauty United brings an exciting edge to nail tools that encourage women (and girls) to express themselves via a collection of fashionable, functional and unique tools to keep your nails and toes always manicured.

Available on, there are Cutiecools ( $ 2.99) which are 8 Emery Tipped Cuticle Sticks that are dual ended and feature one side that pushes back your cuticles and the other offers a more aggressive emery tip to remove the unsightly leftover skin particles that other shapers and buffers cannot sometimes reach.

Snipz Nail Scissors ($ 6.99) are curved and contoured to fit your fingers comfortably. Stainless steel blades allow you to cut tough nails keeping them sleek and chic!

Tippy Toze Pedicure Pack ( $ 4.99) include a curved toe nail clipper, soft foam toe separators and a cushioned, mini nail file making a DIY pedicure as easy as 1-2-3.

To learn more about the company and their products, visit them online at

Spotted: Drugstore Finds

My beauty adrenaline was at an all time high after spotting the newest Covergirl products featuring Spokesmodel Katy Perry as well as seeing many other delights! Here's a look at what I spotted this week...

Spotted again: 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

CHANEL: 2014/15 Collection's Makeup Looks

The CHANEL 2014/15 Collection made it's debut last night at The Island in Dubai. Here is how to get the look:

Skin prepared with HYDRA BEAUTY Crème and Serum

Smooth Effect Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15
ECLAT LUMIERE Highlighting Face Pen
POUDRE UNIVERSELLE LIBRE Natural Finish Loose Powder
LES BEIGES Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Broad Spectrum SPF 15
CAMELIA DE PLUMES Highlighting Powder in Platine (November 2014)

THE EYES* LES 4 OMBRES in Rêve d'Orient (July 2014)
ILLUSION D'OMBRE Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Mirifique
ILLUSION D'OMBRE Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Convoitise
LE CRAYON KHOL Intense Eye Pencil in Noir
ECRITURE DE CHANEL Automatic Liquid Liner in Noir (July 2014)
CRAYON SOURCILS Scuplting Eyebrow Pencil

* The lashes are intensified with LE VOLUME DE CHANEL 
(one of my personal faves as you already know) and false lashes
Small pieces of gold leaf are applied on the inner corners of the eyes (not for sale)

THE LIPS ROUGE ALLURE Luminous Intense Lip Colour in Indécise
LEVRES SCINTILLANTES Glossimer in Rose Rêvé (July 2014)
ROUGE ALLURE VELVET Luminous Matte Lip Colour in L'Eclatante

Photographs courtesy of Vincent Lappartient.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Milani: Baked Blushes to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

If you have followed me for a while then you already know of my admiration for Milani Cosmetics. I find their line affordable, colorful and love that they offer a wide variety of products for all skintones.

Ten NEW Baked Blush shades were recently launched for $ 7.29 each at CVS stores nationwide and I was given the opportunity to swatch two of the Baked Blush options. 

These are multi- purpose blushes that shape, contour and highlight parts of your face with ease. For those of you that do not want too much shine- Delizioso Pink and Bella Rose are matte. 

Colors swatched are Luminoso and Rose D' Oro. 

I used Rose D'Oro on the apples of my cheeks yet you can apply it to your forehead, chin and nose if you want a truly radiant glow. Be sure to blend well! 

For more product information, kindly visit

Monday, May 12, 2014

SKINDINAVIA: Launches the First Ever Makeup Primer Spray

Yes, my make up routine just became that much quicker and easier with the new launch from Skindinavia. The Makeup Primer Spray is the first ever primer in a spray format that has long lasting wear. I know this to be true as I have been using it daily! 

Summer proof your make up and feel comfortable as the formula is lightweight, silicone- free and clinically proven to soothe redness, prevent breakouts, control the appearance of oil and preps your face for last lasting makeup wear. It is simply amazing and results driven. I think it's fantastic and the travel size sent to me- extremely practical. 

I have sensitive skin yet the above mentioned clinically proven facts allowed me to feel comfortable enough to use it. Now it is part of my daily regimen.

Available on the 4 oz bottle is $ 35 ( lasts about 90 days of daily use) and the 8 oz is $ 49 ( lasts about 180 days of daily use).

Now through May 13th you get Free Shipping and a Free Travel Size Makeup Primer Spray with any US/ Canada orders over $ 40. 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Nails Inc. London's Newest Launches

Nails Inc. has so many new Spring/Summer options I am certain you will find a few you will want to own...if not all?! Sephora and are where to buy this utterly royal brand. 

I remember they were the first to create the magnetic polish effects and a friend and I sat over lunch created the waves in our polish using the top magnet! At that time there were only being offered in either a purple or green shade at Sephora and then soon after almost every nail polish brand had a variation ofnthat theme! Magnetic polishes were everywhere. Nails Inc. had later designed gold polish with a magnetic fishnet design, too.

Now Nails Inc. London is hugely popular and has developed so many different polish colors, textures, etc. that it could make your head spin! 

The following are their latest launches:

Nails Inc. Gel Effect Polish ($14 each)
Developed from customer demand, Nails Inc. has formulated a collection of four new Gel Effect trend shades for spring and summer. The Gel Effect Polish provides a high shine, glossy finish without the need for a UV lamp or soak off. Its formula contains the same plumping technology as a salon Gel manicure to provide a flawless, high gloss look that you can apply at home with ease. The extra wide brush ensures easy application, and high levels of solid pigments prevent streaking or dragging.

·         Mercer Street – blue
·         Downtown – pink
·         Mayfair Lane – dusty pale pink
·         Regents Place – powder blue
·         Lexington  Gardens – summer lilac
·         Kensington Passage – coral
·         Covent Garden Place – raspberry
·         Soho Place – aqua

Nails Inc. The Perfect Nude Collection ($11 each)
A range of four carefully researched nudes specifically designed to flatter every skin tone and create the appearance of flawless nails. Their ridge-filling formula conceals and perfects imperfections while fortifying nails with a strengthening complex. Ingredients include a UV filter to prevent discoloration and yellowing, oxygen technology to improve breathability, an Acrylic Resin to protect nails from water while reducing splitting, and Pomegranate Seed Oil, Omega 3 and 6 Oils, and Keratin to hydrate and strengthen.  

·         Charlotte Street – pale pink nude
·         Eaton Terrace – creamy nude
·         Draycott Avenue – dark camel nude
·         Montpelier Walk – toffee nude

Nails Inc. Latex Effect Polishes ($11 each)
Introducing a new texture of polish that applies glossy, but finishes with a waxy, latex-like look and feel. Available in summer’s hottest shades, these polishes work best when applied in two coats.

·         Bermondsey Street – aqua
·         Portobello Road – petal pink
·         Shoreditch High Street – hot pink
·         Camden Passage – nude

Nails Inc. Spring 2014 Trend Shades ($14 each)
Garnering inspiration from the hottest runway shades, Nails Inc. has created these highly pigmented and glossy new pastel colors for the Spring 2014 Collection.

·         Sheraton Street – slate blue
·         Kensington Square – petal pink
·         Bruton Lane – pastel peach
·         Marylebone Road – lime green

Nails Inc. Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Kit ($25, limited time only)
Inspired by the vibrant hues seen on the SS14 catwalks, Nails Inc. has created this collection of six new limited edition shades. The polishes are sold in a boxed collection of mini shades with packaging embellished with bold, geometric shapes; it makes a great gift for a loved one, or a sweet treat for yourself.  
·         Colville Mews – pale nude
·         Little George Street – dirty pale blue
·         William Street – bright aqua
·         Princes Gate – pale pink
·         Bruton Lane – peach
·         Sloane Street – neon pink

Nails Inc. Garden Party Polishes ($11 each)
A selection of delicate, feminine shades inspired by an English garden party. Each shade contains a tonal blend of matte and metallic glitters to create the perfectly festive look.
·         Portobello Gardens – blue
·         Westbourne Gardens – pink
·         Princes Gardens – green

Nails Inc. Festival Collection ($38, limited time only)
A boxed collection of four new full-size polishes and two Double Ended products in summer’s hottest shades. The polishes are sold in packaging embellished with bold, geometric shapes, making a great gift for a loved one, or a sweet treat for yourself.
·         NEW neon coral pink polish
·         NEW vibrant orange polish
·         NEW mink nude polish
·         NEW soft aqua polish
·         Double Ended product containing hot pink polish and Colour Flip top coat
·         Double Ended product containing pale pink polish and blue Floral polish

Nails Inc. Floral Polishes ($11 each)
Introducing matte glitter particles shaped in gorgeously feminine floral shapes in summer’s hottest trend shades.  These polishes can be worn as a flirty top-coat, or as a full base with 2-3 coats of application. 
·         Daisy Lane – red, pink and white
·         Floral Street Mews – peach, pastel yellow and blue 
·         Queensgate Gardens – blue and pale pink 
·         Richmond Gardens – aqua and white

3 Gel Effects, 2 Latex Effect, 2 Colour Pops, 3 On Trend and 2 Garden Party Swatches!