Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Eva Mendes: First Post-Baby Interview to Violet Grey

Eva Mendes gave her first post-baby interview. The actress talked to Cassandra Huysentruyt Grey, of Violet Grey, about life as a new mother, her beauty regime and about her clothing collection for New York & Company. In the editorial accompanying the interview, Eva is captured in one of her own designs for New York and Company.

The actress revealed to Grey, "I love a waist. I love a beautiful dress. When I am designing with my partners I try to think about the woman I'm designing for, where she's going, what her life is like. That's why I don't design jeans or many pants. I think the easiest way to make a woman look beautiful is to put her in a dress that fits her properly."

Eva is wearing the Coral Clusters Maria Dress from her holiday collection, available for purchase and online the first week of December. The dress is priced at $99.95. New York and Company celebrated the one year anniversary of Eva's collection for the retailer this past September. 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

More Holiday Deals: Jurlique

Yes, BLACK FRIDAY is ever so close and I love sharing beauty deals with all of you.

This year, Jurlique is offering 3 custom bundles exclusively for the holiday shopping event of the year. All sets are 50+% off – no offer codes needed!

· Travel Essentials Set – $29 (over 50% off, a $73 value) Herbal Recovery Night Cream, Herbal Recovery Eye Cream, Calendula Redness Rescue Soothing Moisturizing Cream, Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum, Skin Balancing Face Oil, Rose Hand Cream

· Jurlique Anti-Aging Set – $89 (50% off, a $179 value) - Includes a Purely Age-Defying Firming Treatment Mask, Purely Age-Defying Eye Cream, Lavender Hydrating Mist, Purely Age-Defying Refining Treatment and Balancing Day Care Cream

· Daily Radiance Set – $96 (over 50% off, a $209 value) – Includes a Herbal Recovery Mist, Herbal Recovery Eye Cream, Purely Bright Treatment Serum, Purely Bright Day Moisturizer, Purely bright Night Moisturizer


Jurlique’s biggest sale of the year is back, and now’s your chance to stock up on skincare favorites and holiday gifts for everyone on your list! This Cyber Monday, is offering*…

· $15 off any $50 purchase

· $50 off any $150 purchase

· $100 off any $300 purchase

Please head to the website on Monday for promo codes to receive your Cyber Monday deals!

*excludes sets and Nutri-Define Collection

Please go to for all other wonderful products and information...

Monday, November 24, 2014

Yes, I did.: My Very First Injectable with Dr. Karlinsky!

Yes, I finally did it. I had seen so many fabulous results from friends and family that when offered to erase my "11" lines as well as my crows feet for up to 5 months, I said YES.

Dr. Karlinsky was an absolutely level headed and well educated surgeon. During our consultation we spoke of how I could look and Dr. Karlinsky truly feels that injectables are meant for you to look both refreshed and rejuvenated. You are not supposed to look "frozen" nor look 20 years younger- I was told I would simply look refreshed. I liked Dr. Karlinsky's bedside manner and her office was bustling yet never uncomfortable. 

We decided on a few injections of Dysport in my frown lines as well as my crows feet and within ten minutes, I was done. Painless and quick, gotta love that?! I will go back in 10 days as the injectables work within a few days- not immediately. Dr. Karlinsky can perform many other procedures as you can see from her site. Once you get started with injectables, I can see how they can become addicting as you start seeing a slight reversal of time while looking in the mirror. I think not being able to frown may also allow me to feel less stressed? Not sure but it makes sense that if you cannot make the gestures, you may feel less stressed? Dr. Karlinsky also explained that you eventually need less fillers as your muscles don't move the same as the did before. 

I am so intrigued by the slight difference and cannot wait to share my before and after pictures within a week or so showing the process moving further along. Looking perfectly symmetrical is not attainable nor what the Doctor or I wanted- yet looking refreshed and better was! I will update you all soon. For now, here is Dr.Karlinsky and myself in her Midtown Manhattan office. For further details and to see the multitude of procedures offered, please visit  New Look New Life

The above picture shows me RIGHT after my injections. I thought I look more relaxed immediately yet was assured it takes a while for the Dysport to work within the muscles.

Three days later.... Before & After. After was taken today. Subtle differences can mean so much!

 Some slight bruising in the eye area which was to be expected. No more "11" creases for certain...

Friday, November 21, 2014

More ONLINE Black Friday to Cyber Monday Beauty Deals!

The holidays are coming! The holidays are coming! Here are more fab beauty deals that run online only from Black Friday through Cyber Monday.

Jane Iredale (


Enjoy 30% off all Eye Steppes and My Steppes beginning on Friday, November 28th through Sunday, November 30th (while supplies last). Use Promo code: BF2014 on

Enjoy a free Grab&Go with $150 or more purchase (a $77 value) on Monday, December 1st through Monday December 7th (while supplies last). Use Promo code: MYGIFT5 on

Barely Rose PurePressed Blush
Candied Rose PureGloss
Mini White Fan Brush
Sebamed (

Enjoy 20% off all skin and hair care products and receive a free gift with every purchase on November 28th, Black Friday. Use Promo Code: blackfriday14 on

Free gift with purchase includes: 2 travel size Everyday Shampoos, 2 travel size Moisturizing Body Lotions, 2 travel size Cleansing Bars and a full size Moisturizing Face Cream.


Enjoy 20% of all hair care products and supplement sitewide beginning on Friday, November 28th through Monday, December 1st on

BioElixa (

Enjoy 20% off individual products and 10% off exclusive gift sets beginning on Thursday, November 27th and ending Tuesday, December 2nd on Prices range from $17.50 to $49.50 (not including discount). (

Returning customers enjoy 15% of their entire purchase (with the code DCME5) and NEW visitors will receive 20% of their entire purchase (with the code EMLD2) on December 1st, Cyber Monday. was created to provide the public with access to the largest inventory of genuine, brand name fragrances, skincare, candles, aromatherapy and more at the lowest possible prices.

Uni K Wax Centers (

Enjoy a $5 gift card with any purchase to spend at any Uni K Wax Center or online on Friday November 28th, Black Friday. One time use per customer. For use on any product or service. Locations in New York, Los Angeles and Florida.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Holiday Collections from Anna Sui

Anna Sui’s gorgeous holiday offerings are just magical looking and smell divine as I own both of them. These limited edition sets are the perfect gift for any fashionista looking to make a chic statement this season!

The rich, metallic hues and feminine scents that make up these festive gift sets are sure to bring a spritz of glamour to the holidays.

Anna Sui La Vie de Bohème Holiday Gift Set

· Capture the bohemian style of iconic designer Anna Sui with this limited edition gift set featuring La Vie de Bohème, the flirty fragrance inspired by the free-spirited, independent woman.

· Price: $65.00 at

Anna Sui La Nuit de Bohème Holiday Gift Set

· Inspired by the glam-rock collection from Anna’s psychedelic SS15 runway show, this limited edition gift set is the perfect way to indulge in the latest addictive scent from the designer, La Nuit de Bohème.

· Price: $65.00 at

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

NARS at The Hunger Games : Mockingjay Part I

NARS worked with makeup artist Matthew VanLeeuwen to create the beauty look for Natalie Dormer, who attended the premiere of her film TheHunger Games: Mockingjay Part I.


Makeup Artist: Matthew VanLeeuwen for NARS Cosmetics

Beauty Inspiration: “Natalie wore this gorgeous, gold, Rochas gown that had an old Hollywood movie star feel, so she wanted her look to be clean yet glamorous. To achieve that we went for a matte, red-stained lip and added a touch of drama with a plum, smoky eye.”

Key NARS products used:

All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation (New for Spring 2015; for now try Sheer Matte Foundation) | Phoebe Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow | Dragon Girl Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

All products, except where noted, are available at

Monday, November 17, 2014

Julep: Holiday 2014 Gift Guide

First let me say that a Christmas tree filled with nail polish ornaments is fine by me! So is a 3D cake designed to look like Julep's new Sweep Photogenic Palette. With that being said, Juleps #rockherwishlist got me in the spirit of gift giving upon entering the room... 

Some of my favorite items were the Stargazer gel eye gliders $40 ($85 value) as the five colors are not only long lasting but also offer great color options. 

Nailed It! $48 ( $84 value) include mini versions
 of the 12 best selling colors! 

Other fun duos and trios included Reindeer Games 
$20 ($28 value) and Just For Yule $30 ($42 value).

Other great choices are available at and I especially liked the idea of a glitter nail polish removal kit called Party's Over! 

Other pics from the event below!

Yes, that is a cake with full color process cookies! 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Black Friday Alert: Priti NYC

Hello all nail lovers! I want to share PRITI NYC’s Black Friday promotion coming your way on November 28 th, 2014 only! 

Adored by A-listers including Jessica Alba, Natalie Portman, Lady Gaga and Kerry Washington, PRITI NYC is the first five-free, nontoxic nail and apothecary goods brand. To celebrate Black Friday, PRITI is offering 40% off all products from nail polish, crystal nail files and soy nail polish remover wipes to lemongrass-scented nail polish remover and organic rosemary & mint hand and foot sprays and scrubs.


PRITI NYC polishes are free of toluene, dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, and camphor - all known carcinogenic ingredients. The luxury polishes contain a UV inhibitor and are extremely durable and glossy.

Product features:

· 8mL Bottles

· Fast drying

· Chip resistant

· Available in over 100 shades

· Basic, metallic and matte finishes

· $15

· Available at

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Faux Braids and More from Mia Beauty

From casual to chic, the runway to the red carpet, braided hairstyles seem to be getting more and more popular. While there is a braided style that works for every type and length of hair, not everyone has the time or the professional skills to recreate some of these looks. For quick, easy and super trendy braided styles, try one of Mia Beauty’s faux braid pieces. 

Braided Tonytail®

The ponytail has always been a busy girl’s go-to hairstyle – give it a trendy update with the Mia Beauty Tonytail®. This soft, stylish wrap works great with any hair length or thickness and is used the same way as a typical hair tie. Simply wrap around any height ponytail for an instant upgrade. Available in blonde, light brown, medium brown, dark brown and black.
$8 / Available at Walgreens, Harmon/Bed Bath Beyond and online via 


This effortless accessory will give even the most unruly hair the braided headband look with ease. Featuring thin, thick and jumbo sized braids, the Braidie® is designed with an elastic band that is comfortable enough to wear all day. Try the Braidie® with straight hair for a sophisticated style or with a messy updo for a fun look. Available in blonde, light brown, medium brown, dark brown and black.
$10 Jumbo Braidie®|$9.00 Thick Braidie®|$8 Thin Braidie® / Available at Walgreens, Harmon/Bed Bath Beyond, ULTA and online via 


Fishtail Braidie®

The fishtail is becoming one of the hottest hair trends. While it makes for the perfect casual hairstyle, it’s not easy to do. Similar to the original Braidie®, this updated version features the trendy fishtail braid. Available in blonde, light brown, medium brown, dark brown and black.
$8 /Available online via 


Go subtle or crazy with color, these braided extensions will add some fun to boring locks. Easy to apply, each Clip-n-Braid™ is attached with a weft clip for easy application and removal. Clip the braid extension into wavy hair for an effortless boho look. Available in blonde, light brown, dark brown, black, hot pink and electric blue.
$8 / Available online via 


You can also add some color to your hair with these easy Clip-n-Dipped Ends ($10) extensions similar to what Katy Perry wore.


There is something for you to try that is non permanent and can allow you to change your look in only a few minutes. Try it, you might like it?!

Friday, November 7, 2014

NUANCE: Introduces 13 More Reasons to Love their Brand!

Nuance Salma Hayek: a premium beauty line exclusive to CVS/pharmacy® that combines exotic, natural ingredients, ancient beauty secrets and advanced science to create products that are designed to enhance the nuances that define every woman’s individual beauty has launched 13 new Nail Lacquers for the Holiday season.

Nail Lacquer, Nail Protective Base Coat and Ultra Shine Top Coat have the following benefits
Fortified with nourishing oils and natural botanicals, bold lacquer formulas provide chip resistant color, long-lasting coverage and intense shine. A vitamin-rich top coat adds strength and a botanical-infused base coat provides protection from staining and discoloration.

Key Lacquer Ingredients and Benefits
• Borage Seed Oil helps nourish nails and increases shine
• Provides intense, multi-dimensional color
• Long wear, chip resistant

Key Base Coat Ingredients and Benefits
• Protects nail plate from discoloration
• Bamboo Extract helps strengthen and protect nails
• Helps polish last longer and allows for easy removal

Key Top Coat Ingredients and Benefits
• Vitamins help moisturize and improve nail health
• Prevents chipping and peeling
• Helps strengthen and protect nails and lacquer
• Increases the life of manicures and pedicures

New Lacquer shades include White Jasmine, Petal Pearl, In Bloom, Lush Lavender, Moonbeam, Black Caviar, Wild Orchid, Red Ginger, Sea Glass, Tropical Jade, Blue Agave, Coral Reef and Desert Sand. Others are Desert Mist, Café Latte, Dark Earth, Goldstone, Black Dahlia, Blush Peony, New Primrose, Pink Grapefruit, Bare Kiss, Vapor, Cayenne, Deep Orchid, Azalea, Prickly Pear, My Favorite Nail Lacquer, Lilac, Midnight Blackberry and Evening Haze.

How to Use: Apply a thin layer of base coat followed by 2 coats of lacquer. Then apply a layer of top coat for a super shiny, chip-resistant finish.
Price $5.99 each
Availability Available exclusively at CVS/pharmacy locations and

Thursday, November 6, 2014

DESSANGE Paris Hair Care Brand Launches at Target

As you may know, the iconic French hair care brand DESSANGE Paris – launched a brand new, premium, mass hair care collection at Target. The brand includes 14 products across 4 collections: California Blonde, Solar Blonde Naturale, Salon Color Restore and Oleo Miracle. Products range from $9.99 - $11.99. 

DESSANGE Paris California Blonde Collection

DESSANGE Paris introduces California Blonde Collection, a nourishing hair care system designed to moisturize and help protect color-treated blonde hair. As blonde is a fragile color, it can lose its luster, fading and weakening with time, so it is important to protect color. The special formula, with passionflower extracts, delivers infallible shine and luminosity for a radiant blonde color.

· DESSANGE Paris California Blonde Illuminating Shampoo
This brightening shampoo gently cleanses and nourishes hair to enhance shine, color radiance and softness.
Price: $9.99, Available at and Target stores nationwide

· DESSANGE Paris California Blonde Illuminating Conditioner
This ultra-nourishing conditioner wraps hair with moisture from root to tip, smoothing and taming dry, unruly strands.
Price: $9.99, Available at and Target stores nationwide

· DESSANGE Paris California Blonde Brass Color Correcting Crème
This ultra-nourishing conditioner wraps hair with moisture from root to tip, smoothing and taming dry, unruly strands. A weekly in-shower treatment formulated with Linseed oil and blue pigments to neutralize brassiness and nourish the hair.
Price: $11.99, Available at and Target stores nationwide

· DESSANGE Paris California Blonde Illuminating Elixer
This leave-in gel treatment offers a dose of healthy shine and moisture, illuminating color-treated blonde hair.
Price: $11.99, Available at and Target stores nationwide

DESSANGE Paris Solar Blonde Collection

DESSANGE Paris introduces Solar Blonde Naturale Collection, a lightening hair care system formulated to extenuate and progressively lighten natural blonde hair color for a stunning just-returned-from-vacation look. Hints of apple, freesia, jasmine and sandalwood offer an uplifting, sunny aroma for the most luxurious hair care experience. Rich in chamomile and citrus extracts the Solar Blonde Naturale formula works for all natural blonde hair, softening and nourishing hair fibers and restoring volume for the most brilliant, sun-kissed hair.

· DESSANGE Paris Solar Blonde Lightening Shampoo
This illuminating shampoo softens and nourishes natural blonde hair, gently cleansing delicate hair and boosting shine.
Price: $9.99, Available at and Target stores nationwide

· DESSANGE Paris Solar Blonde Lightening Conditioner
This conditioner works to infuse hair with moisture, bolstering healthy, smooth strands that gradually lighten over time.
Price: $9.99, Available at and Target stores nationwide

· DESSANGE Paris Solar Blonde Lightening Gelée
This leave-in treatment provides an at-home solution to naturally highlight hair. The comb applicator allows precise application to create a variety of sun kissed looks. Lightness can be increased with heat from the sun or a blow dryer.
Price: $11.99, Available at and Target stores nationwide

· DESSANGE Paris Solar Blonde Lightening Sun Spray
A leave-in treatment that is intensified by heat exposure, this all-over serum works to lighten blonde hair progressively with each use for a gradual sunny, summer blonde look.
Price: $11.99, Available at and Target stores nationwide

DESSANGE Paris Color Restore Collection

DESSANGE Paris introduces Salon Color Restore, a line that helps provide long-lasting shine conservation of color-treated hair. The innovative AHA + UV filter formula restores hair fibers for a smooth, shiny look, and helps prolong color vibrancy.

· DESSANGE Paris Color Restore Color Protecting Shampoo
This revitalizing shampoo defends and helps protect hair to maintain its beautiful color.
Price: $9.99, Available at and Target stores nationwide

· DESSANGE Paris Color Restore Color Protecting Conditioner
This detangling conditioner helps restore the hair fiber for a smooth and shiny texture.
Price: $9.99, Available at and Target stores nationwide

· DESSANGE Paris Color Restore Color Protecting Top Coat Serum
This leave-in treatment with pro-vitamin B5 and anti-oxidant helps protect and preserve the beauty of colored hair.
Price: $11.99, Available at and Target stores nationwide

DESSANGE Paris Oleo Miracle Collection

DESSANGE Paris introduces Oleo Miracle, a hair care line infused with nutrients from nature’s most precious oils. Bolstering delicious notes of orange, gardenia petals and sandalwood, the reparative collection works to help transform hair suffering from thermal, chemical and environmental damage for a visibly softer, healthier look. Offering intense nourishment, the formulas are infused with three key natural oils: Argan Oil, Camelia Oil and Pracaxi Oil, leaving hair smooth, bouncy and manageable.

· DESSANGE Paris Oleo Miracle Replenishing Shampoo
DESSANGE Paris’ first shampoo infused with micro-drops of precious oils, this lightweight formula offers supreme nourishment to hair without weighing it down.
Price: $9.99, Available at and Target stores nationwide

· DESSANGE Paris Oleo Miracle Replenishing Conditioner
This shine-boosting conditioner helps repair the external layer of the hair’s fiber for healthier, restored strands.
Price: $9.99, Available at and Target stores nationwide

· DESSANGE Paris Oleo Miracle Replenishing Oil
With just a few drops, this leave-in treatment nourishes dry, damaged hair without leaving a greasy residue.
Price: $11.99, Available at and Target stores nationwide