Sunday, May 31, 2015

Rituals for Father's Day

Ditch the cufflinks and goofy ties this year and give the special man in your life something he’ll love this Father’s Day! The RITUALS Samurai Collection is a unique gift to make any dad feel pampered and loved from head to toe.

The RITUALS Samurai Collection is inspired by ancient Samurai warriors, who paid great attention to their personal appearance. The collection includes 22 skin, body and grooming products formulated with powerful botanicals and enriched with Basil, Ginseng, Mint and Organic Bamboo to refresh and nourish dad.
Available as gift sets or individual products at, the collection ranges from $10 to $45.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

It Cosmetics x Author Emily Liebert Collaborate!

Emily Liebert, who is partnering with game-changing ITCosmetics on a set of exclusive beauty products tied to the release of her new book: THOSE SECRETS WE KEEP. 

ITCosmetics is known for being the best kept (beauty) secret of confident, independent women and Liebert’s new book THOSE SECRETS WE KEEP, is about the secrets of three strong women and the summer all is revealed.

The products: Mini Hello Lashes (clinically proven 5-in-1 mascara), Mini No Tug Black (waterproof gel eyeliner), and Mini Brow Power (universal eyebrow pencil), are essential eyewear for your summer getaway and they come in a chic black make-up bag. The novel, THOSE SECRETS WE KEEP, is the must-read page-turner of the season. Together, every woman’s tote will be complete for summer.

I’m thrilled to be partnering with ITCosmetics on a set of products tied to the launch of THOSE SECRETS WE KEEP.I’ve had nice success in the past collaborating with brands that organically complement my novels. IT is the perfect partner for this new book because their products are a woman’s best kept beauty secret and my book is all about the secrets women keep.”

The book goes on-sale next week (June 2ndand the beauty set, which will be available for purchase on ITCosmetics’ website, will also go on sale next week (also June 2nd).

I love both the Author and the brand and you know how much I truly LOVE a great collaboration! Collaborations surely spice things up! 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Fabulous news as I find this brand to offer many options at affordable price points- plus I love that Demi Lovato is the face of the brand!

N.Y.C. New York Color announced today the launch of a ‘Developed with New York Makeup Artists’ initiative, a program that supports the brand’s mission to deliver professional, innovative, yet budget-friendly go-to beauty essentials that have been developed with the expertise of trendy, young New York City-based fashion makeup artists. 

We are thrilled to introduce this program, as it inspires confidence in New York Color’s truly efficacious and dependable products,” says Maylis Joppé, NYC New York Color Global Marketing Vice President. 

The results of this initiative reinforce New York Color’s reputation as a credible, cool and trendy makeup brand at an unbeatable price”. We are proud that experienced, hands-on New York makeup artists weighed in on the development of our products to help empower the results that we deliver to women.”

The test panel was comprised of professional makeup artists based out of the New York City area, ranging in age between 25 and 35. Each makeup maestro embodies the New York Color brand culture and energy. New York Color believes in living vibrantly in color and style and creating the coolest new products in line with New York City Trends. The program kicked off with New York Color inviting this eclectic group of youthful, fashion-forward professional makeup artists, boasting experience and clientele, to evaluate New York Color products on themselves and a group of models. They were then asked to provide constructive and professional feedback on the products’ level of expert quality. The testing process was managed by the Coty Testing Institute.

The result was a beautifully crafted official “Developed With New York Makeup Artists” stamp of approval sealed on the final products reviewed by the artists. This endorsement reflects the New York Color brand’s true professional grade.

The Makeup artists bring to the table rich experience in the fashion industry, backstage beauty at New York Fashion Week, advertising campaigns and television makeup application, in addition to sizable social media and blog followings. The brand believes that nothing feels more New York than New York Color and that is what these makeup artists represent.

About NYC New York Color

N.Y.C New York Color was created in 1999. Instantly redefining the US budget cosmetics category, it offers exciting innovation and great quality, packaging and shades that reflect the beating heart and energy of the city. Inspired by latest fashion weeks and NY trendsetters, N.Y.C New York Color has established itself as a favorite amongst young color lovers. Since January 2015, Demi Lovato has been supporting N.Y.C. New York Color as the face of the brand. For more information, please visit and

Sunday, May 24, 2015

0.2: New Fragrance from Holly Riddel

Science has revealed that the sensation of excitement can occur in one fifth of a second. In just 0.2 seconds, our bodies release an intoxicating cocktail of endorphins and hormones to trigger  the one and only, be all end all: love at first sight!

0.2 is a unisex fragrance that was developed by motivational entrepreneur Holly Ridell and was created to inspire anyone, anywhere to meet their destiny.

Offered in three sizes, 100ml ($120), 50ml ($80) and 7.5ml ($40) the fragrance's packaging represents the all encompassing rush of love. 

Created to spark a global movement of love and acceptance, 0.2 inspires one to look at the world with wonder and possibility.

0.2 Fragrances are available at Ron Robinson Fred Segal Melrose and

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Sinful Colors: Summer 2015 Street Fusion Collection

If you know anything about who I am- you know I love when art meets the beauty world. Especially street art! I curate a section on Stylabl depicting art, as well as interviewing artists, and when I saw these new Graffiti Bomb Glitters I knew I had to write about them!

This summer, SinfulColors transports you across the globe with an on-trend collection of 29 hues that reflect the vibrant and eclectic chaos from around the world. The fusion of saturated cream shades and dazzling neon appliqués channel the pulsating energy of a summer evening. The offbeat blend of spicy reds, oranges and cooling blues are perfectly paired with henna appliqués and foil tips. Juicy purples and pinks complement new matte glitter toppers that add a fashion-forward flair while graffiti-inspired splatter glitter topcoats capture the diverse and rebellious vibe of street art.

Let these 29 vibrant shades, 6 glitter topcoats and 5 appliqués from SinfulColors express your individuality this summer with an electrifying manicure to remember:

24/7: Our hottest pink Black On Black: Dark-as-night black
Boom Boom: A pop of hot pink 

Cherry Blossom: Metallic petal pink
Cinderella: An illuminating pastel blue 

Copper Pot: Glistening gold
Courtney Orange: Opalescent tangerine 

Curry Up: Iridescent lime 
Daredevil: A pop of neon pink 
Dream On: A brilliantly induced boysenberry
Endless Blue: A deep wave of cobalt 

Fuji Fiji: Holographic silver glitter
GoGo Girl: Sleek & sexy candy-apple red 

Hazard: The creamiest of corals
Hottie: Clear azure blue twinkling with silver
Island Coral: A tropical burst of clementine
Keira Blu: Dazzling indigo 

Lavender: The perfect purple-y gray
Let's Meet: Luxe lemon yellow 

Love Nails: A gleaming turquoise
Maroon Fine: High-shine metallic copper 

Mint Apple: A creamy teal with a touch of shimmer
Otaku Anime: Bright yellow with extra sheen
Pink Ansen: Jagged glitter in punchy pink
Skylark: Opaque peach 

Sky Tree: Sparkling teal
Snow Me White: Bright white 

Sugar Sugar: Red-hot red 
Why Not: A clear sky blue

Baila Baila: Clear based peach & royal blue confetti flecks  
Fierce Fiesta: Multi-hued red, pink & yellow confetti          
Mamasita: Indigo splashed with ruby & white glitter


Color Tag: Rich navy with pastel glitter
Paste-erd: Night-sky navy with periwinkle glitter
Writing On The Wall: Shimmery black with ruby flakes

HENNA APPLIQUES                    
Henna I Do: Tribal-inspired delicate appliques
Foiled AgainLustrous rose gold appliques     


Hot Tips: Pop-art pink and vibrant purple appliques 
Neon Splat: A graffiti-style blend of electric neon appliques
Swirl: Color-blocked bright yellow, pink & violet appliques

$1.99 each, nail polish and appliques, at Walgreens and other mass retailers for Summer 2015.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The New Face of Palmer's Pregnancy Range: Jennifer Love Hewitt

Jennifer Love Hewitt Becomes New Face and Belly of Palmer's Pregnancy Range! 
Actress Embraces Pregnancy in Trusted Brand’s Latest Ad Campaign

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula has cast actress Jennifer Love Hewitt as the star of their latest pregnancy ad campaign. Jennifer Love confidently showed her pregnant belly yesterday for the brand as the face of its trusted stretch mark products during their ad shoot in LA! As a longtime Palmer’s fan, Jennifer Love has trusted the brand to keep her skin smooth and flawless throughout both of her pregnancies.

The ad campaign will celebrate soft, supple skin during pregnancy and the emotional bond between a mother and her unborn child. The ads will roll out in Fall 2015 in print, television and radio and will feature products including Palmer’s Massage Lotion for Stretch Marks, Massage Cream for Stretch Marks, Tummy Butter for Stretch Marks and Skin Therapy Oil.  

After the success I had using Palmer’s through my first pregnancy, I knew I wanted to support the brand by baring my pregnant belly to celebrate the beauty of expectant mothers,” said Hewitt. “These are products that I believe in and actually use – they help moms to embrace the natural glow of pregnancy and I find it so empowering to be able to show my pregnancy off in this way.” 

Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt, whose second child is due this summer, embraces her pregnant belly during her advertising shoot for Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Stretch Mark products on Wed. May 20, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Casey Rodgers/Invision for Palmer's/AP Images).

Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt, whose second child is due this summer, cradles her baby bump during her advertising shoot for Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Stretch Mark products on Wed. May 20, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Casey Rodgers/Invision for Palmer's/AP Images).

Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt, whose second child is due this summer, chats with director Alan Cresto between takes of her advertising shoot for Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Stretch Mark products on Wed. May 20, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Casey Rodgers/Invision for Palmer's/AP Images).

Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt, whose second child is due this summer, has fun on the set of her advertising shoot for Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Stretch Mark products on Wed. May 20, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Casey Rodgers/Invision for Palmer's/AP Images).

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

La Roche-Posay: Anthelios 60 Melt- in Sunscreen Milk

With the unofficial start of summer this weekend, I wanted to share some exciting news from La Roche-Posay. Consumer Reports released their 2015 Annual Consumer Sunscreen Test results last week and La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Melt-in Sunscreen Milk was the ONLY sunscreen to receive a perfect score of 100!

According to the Consumer Report’s findings, nearly a third of sunscreens tested fell short of the promised SPF protection, missing the mark by anywhere from 16% to 70% - thus solidifying La Roche-Posay’s leading expertise in UV protection and their commitment to developing only the most highly effective sunscreen formulation.

LA ROCHE-POSAY ANTHELIOS 60 MELT-IN SUNSCREEN MILK ($35.99, With Cell-Ox Shield XL™ antioxidant technology, this Advanced Broad Spectrum sunscreen is fast-absorbing, non-greasy and leaves skin with a soft, velvety texture.

Young & Ng Launches!

One of the hardest parts about buying any clothes online is not being able to try them on. With most clothes and brands we have a pretty good idea of whether or not they run big or small, but lingerie isn’t that easy. Everyone’s been there. You buy a new bra and it just slides off, or doesn’t fit the way it’s supposed to. It’s frustrating. Young & Ng was designed with that in mind, and prides itself on being true to size. We know that it’s hard enough creating your day to day style without having to worry about your bra not fitting or sliding off in the middle of the day.

Their Dinha Marie Bra $55 (top picture) and Josephine Therese Bra $45 (bottom picture) are both cut to flatter and support. Made with versatility in mind, their accurate sizing and adjustability make them a must have for any diverse spring/summer wardrobe.  Their form is matched only by their function, perfect under a under anything from a blouse to a t-shirt and everything in-between. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Charmsies: Hair Bling

Have you heard of Charmsies yet? They were created by celeb hairstylist Kiara Bailey, and are a beautiful addition to any hair style. Besides being a celeb favorite, they were just spotted at Reem Acra’s Spring 2016 Bridal Show (check out the pic below). They can work on any look and truly add that hint of sass!

PS- they are also behind the gorgeous hair accessories in Disney’s Cinderella movie, and have been spotted on the likes of Bella Thorne, Shenae Grimes, and Olivia Holt to name a few. They can also be seen in Forever 21, Kitson, and Nordstrom! To be quite frank, they are fast becoming a HUGE hair trend and look so very pretty in the hair! I posted my own pic on my IG feed. Take a look for yourselves and also check out their site by clicking HERE

Father's Day Gift Ideas

Time is flying by, isn't it?! Father's Day is just around the corner (6/21) and here are some ideas to make your gift giving that much easier...

Annick Goutal L’Ile Au Thé EDT

Inspired by a visit to Jeju, an island off the coast of Korea, this fragrance offers a delicate yet masculine palette of greens and oranges infused with a hint of tea. Notes include White Musk, the zest of Mandarin, the velvety scent of Osmanthus and deep green tea leaves.

Price: $149 (100ml), Available at the Annick Goutal Boutique – (646) 964-4819 – ships nationwide

Kenneth Cole Mankind Ultimate

MANKIND Ultimate by Kenneth Cole is a limited-edition addition out just in time for Father’s Day. The fresh new scent represents the guy we admire, the guy we pattern ourselves after, the guy we learn from – the ultimate man. A man can show strength in many ways and this fragrance celebrates the inspiration and determination behind him. Fearless from the first burst of freshness, a citrus accord mixes with cucumber and a splash of watery effervescence on the top. In the heart lies an aromatic floral wrapped in cashmere woods, and vetiver root. The background holds the strength and foundation of the fragrance using sandalwood, oak moss, tonka crystals and a trail of addictive musk to captivate the senses.

Price: $72, Available at Macy's and

Ralph Lauren Fragrances Polo Blue 3-Piece Home & Travel Edition

This Father’s Day, POLO BLUE is a must-have for the classic dad who lives each day to its fullest and inspires you to live in the same adventurous way. This set is the perfect way to enjoy the fragrance both at home and when on-the-go. Complete with a super-sized 300ml bottle, a refillable 40ml travel-size bottle and a metallic silver funnel designed for easy replenishment, it is the perfect combination for the energetic father who loves the thrill of the great outdoors.

Price: $160, Available select retailers and


Anthony The Perfect Shave Kit

Don’t you think Dad has enough ties and tool sets? Give the gift of great skin and spruce up his daily routine with Anthony’s essentials. Smooth, protect and soothe with four full-size products designed to work together for the ultimate shaving experience. The kit includes Glycolic Facial Cleanser, Shave Cream, Pre-Shave Oil, and After Shave Balm. Anthony donates a portion of the proceeds from the sale of all products to support prostate cancer research.

Price: $65 ($90 value), Available at

Clarisonic® Mia 2™ Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush

This Father’s Day, give him the gift of the closest shave – and cleanest skin – he’s ever seen. The Mia 2 Facial Sonic Cleansing Brush is lightweight, compact and equipped with a travel case for a gentle and effective cleanse at home or on-the-go. It’s perfect for pre-shave prep, and is proven with continued use to help achieve a closer, more comfortable shave. The Clarisonic Mia 2 Kit includes: Clarisonic Mia 2; Universal Voltage Charger; Sensitive Brush Head; 1 oz. trial size cleanser; Protective travel case.

Price: $150, available at, Sephora, Nordstrom, Ulta, Dillards, Neiman Marcus, SAKS Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales & Macy’s as well as at select spas and dermatology offices.

Dollar Shave Club

Give the gift of convenience and a consistently close shave – like music to dad’s ears. Dollar Shave Club is a subscription-based company that sends high quality razors and grooming products to your door for a few bucks a month so you can always shave with a fresh blade. It all started by figuring out what people actually wanted: a great shave without the overpriced shave tech and the inconvenience of trudging to the store. Add-ons include grooming and skincare essentials like Dr. Carver’s Shave Butter, Post-Shave, One-Wipe Charlies and the NEW Boogie’s hair styling collection.

Price: $3 per month and up, Available at


Mission Athletecare EnduraCool™ Instant Cooling Hats – Father’s Day

These limited-edition Father’s Day hats not only keep dad cool while working out and spending time outdoors, but also feature different sayings to fit your dad’s personality. Let him know he’s your No. 1 with the latest innovation in performance technology, made from a proprietary performance fabric that cools to approximately 30 degrees below the average body temperature in under a minute when soaked with water or sweat, wrung out and then snapped in the air to activate the cooling properties. The high-performance light-weight multi-yarn fiber absorbs and retains moisture into its fabric core, circulating the molecules while regulating the rate of evaporation to ensure an instant and prolonged “air conditioner” effect to cool your head while you exercise, garden, do yard work, grill, watch sporting events, and more. The fiber simultaneously wicks moisture away from the body so the fabric feels cool against the skin, not wet. The cooling technology lasts up to two hours before needing to be re-activated and each of the machine-washable and chemical-free hats will continue to perform for as long as Dad needs it. Added bonus – Ultra Violet Protection Factor (UPF 50) provides sun protection when covering the skin, making it the perfect outdoors summer essential to stay cool and protected.

Price: $22.99 each, Available in both Lifestyle and Performance options in White/Black & Black/High Vis Green at

· #1 Dad

· Daddy-O

· The Dude


· Coolest Dad

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Get The Look: Half Up Double Knot

Yes, it is time to experiment and have fun with your hair and if either braids or top knots are not cutting it for you anymore....try this!

How-To: Half-Up Double Knot

1. First step: texturizing product/dry shampoo, which is essential for grip and hold when styling. (Kattia Solano, owner of Butterfly Studio loves Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray on the crown area) Lift hair, taking it by sections, spray at the root as if you were teasing and then massage through with your hands to work the product in.

2. Using your hands, section out a “horse shoe” shape of hair at the crown area. Thicker hair can opt for larger section while thinner hair can work with a smaller amount of hair. Rake through with your hands to brush and pull back hair to create a clean section.

3. With a small hair tie in one hand, take a section of hair and pull halfway through the tie, so that you are left with a little “pom-pom.” Wrap elastic around 2-3 times until secure without pulling all of the hair through. (Use small clear elastics so you won’t see the tie, and in case you don't wrap any hair around the knot the ties will be discreet.) 

4. Open up the pom-pom with your fingertips for fullness to create a textured knot, then wrap the hair ends around your knot once and tuck hair under the elastic band with ends sticking out. Keep the remaining length right under the pom-pom, as you will use the extra hair length to help with fullness and perfectly messy texture for your next knot. 




The Trump Organization and Parlux Fragrances announce the launch of Empire by Trump. This new fragrance collection for men by Donald Trump is now available exclusively at Macy’s nationwide.

Empire by Trump is the perfect accessory for the confident man determined to make his mark with passion, perseverance, and drive. For those who aspire to create their own empire through personal achievement, this dynamic scent is both compelling and leaves a lasting impression.

Bold notes of peppermint, spicy chai and a hint of juicy apple demand attention. Continuing into the heart of the fragrance rests a masculine floral comprised of orange flower and jasmine blended with exotic tonka beans. Lying beneath its elegance and structure is an undeniable warmth and charm with elements of amber and seductive musk. 

Empire by Trump was create by perfumer Marypierre Julien.

Parlux has done a wonderful job creating a sophisticated and luxurious scent that exudes the essence of the Trump brand,” said Amy Steinfeldt, Director of Global Licensing for The Trump Organization. “Their expertise in fragrance production and marketing continues to make them an exceptional partner for us. We are thrilled to be introducing Empire by Trump at Macy’s nationwide.”

Donald Trump’s success continues to grow as most recently demonstrated by the consistent ratings climb by this season’s
Celebrity Apprentice on NBC,”
said Don Loftus, President Parlux Fragrances. “The Trump brand embraces a sense of style and sophistication which is reflected in this latest release, Empire by Trump.”

Empire by Trump will be available exclusively at Macy’s nationwide as of March 2015. This three-piece collection will include a 1.7 fl oz. and 3.4 fl oz. fragrances, and a deodorant stick. Retail prices range from $14 to $62.

About The Trump Organization:

The Trump Organization encompasses global real estate development and global licensing, sales and marketing, property management, golf course development, entertainment, entertainment and product licensing, brand development as well as restaurants and event planning. The product licensing division of the company has selectively granted licenses for the manufacture and distribution of product under the Donald J. Trump Signature Collection and Trump Home brands. Donald J. Trump is the Chairman and President of The Trump Organization, a privately held company in New York. For more information, visit

About Parlux Fragrances:

Parlux Fragrances LTD, a leading global beauty company designs, manufacturers, markets and distributes prestige fragrances and related products since 1987. It holds the licenses for notable fragrance brands including Rihanna, Jessica Simpson, Vince Camuto, Kenneth Cole, JAY Z and Tommy Bahama among others. Parlux Fragrances, LTD is a wholly owned subsidiary of Perfumania Holdings Inc., and independent, national, vertically integrated wholesale distributor and specialty retailer of fragrances and related products. It is a traded on the NASDAQ exchange (PERF).

Friday, May 15, 2015

Birchbox Offers an Upgrade to Their Monthly Boxes

Yes- I wanted to share a new offering from Birchbox that gives subscribers the opportunity to upgrade their boxes for an additional $20 per month and get more of the best in beauty.

Here are the details:
  • Receive two full-size makeup products or luxury nail polishes in addition to the five personalized deluxe samples already in users' boxes.
    • These full-size items include bestsellers from top brands like Smashbox, Laura Mercier and Smith & Cult, and a wide variety of beauty essentials, such as lip color, eye shadow, nail lacquer and mascara.
    • It's easy access to the latest launches and luxe products that our Birchbox editors are loving right now.
  • This subscription add-on is a direct result of feedback from customers - they wanted additional ways to customize their boxes (and more choice on what goes in them) so BB listened.
    • BB also offers customers the opportunity to customize their boxes via our Sample Choice, Birchbox Plus and Guest Editor programs.
It will launch today as an add on if preferred offering even more ways to customize your Birchbox! 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Get The Look: Nicole Kidman

WHO: Nicole Kidman

HAIR BY: David Babaii, Brand Ambassador for ghd, North America

INSPIRATION: “To compliment Nicole’s sexy animal print dress we decided to go for a style that modern, chic and sexy, which sums up Nicole.”

TIPS/TECHNIQUE: “To start, I cut about an inch off prior to styling her hair to give her more of a blunt cut. I roughly dried Nicole’s hair with the ghd air™ hairdryer. Once hair was completely dry, I parted into three sections: one in the back and 2 in the front. Starting with the section in the back, I took 1-1 ½ inch pieces of hair and used the ghd eclipse™ styler to straighten hair. With ghd’s patented tri-zone™ technology there are three heat sensors within the iron that keep the temperature at 365 degrees – which is optimal for styling and helps achieve Nicole’s bone straight look. When styling, make sure you run the eclipse™ styler slowly down the hair from root to tip. Then, create a deep side part and continue straightening throughout the rest of the hair. When creating the side part, important to make sure that it lines up with the arch of your eyebrow. This is the highest part of the eye and will open up the face and prevent the hair from looking too heavy.”

PRODUCTS: ghd air™ hairdryer ($225); ghd eclipse™ styler ($245)

RETAILER: Sephora,,

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Get The Look: Anna Kendrick

Celebrity hairstylist Craig Gangi created the look for Anna Kendrick for the red carpet premiere of ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ last night using Leonor Greyl products. 

Anna wore a Stella McCartney graphic print, asymmetrical one shoulder dress. Craig wanted to soften the look and give her romantic, Old Hollywood hair. He used Veronica Lake as the inspiration for Anna’s style, but gave it a very modern sexy twist.

Since Anna’s dress was a one-shoulder dress, I wanted to cover the other shoulder with her hair, like Veronica Lake. Anna arrived with damp hair to the hotel room. First I used the Leonor Greyl Eclat Naturel Nourishing and Protecting Styling Cream on her hair. I worked the cream through her hair using a vent brush; by using a vent brush, the cream is evenly distributed through the hair, from roots to ends. I really like the Eclat, as it makes hair silky smooth, it’s a wonderful detangler, adds lots of moisture to dry hair while it protects it against hot tools. The Eclat is also the best defense against frizziness.

After brushing the Eclat through Anna’s thick tresses, I then used the Leonor Greyl Mousse au Lotus Volumatrice—Volumizing Styling Mousse at the root area only. I wanted her hair to have lift and volume. Then with the vent brush, I dried the roots first to give the hair movement and body. I wanted to keep as much volume as possible for the look.

Once the hair was blown out, I then lightly sprayed each 1 inch section with the Leonor Greyl Laque Souple Styling spray, then used a 1 ½ inch curling iron on each section. Once a section was curled, I then used bobby pins and pinned it. I pinned up all her hair like an old school roller set. After the hair cooled off, I then took the set out, brushing out each pin curl, one-by-one lightly with a Mason Pearson brush, and teased the roots for volume. I then lightly sprayed the section again using the Laque Souple and them used a 1 inch curling iron, and used the iron in the middle of the strands to create a wave. I really like the spray, it’s light and keeps hair feeling soft and touchable, but will hold the style in all night.

I wanted to create an effortlessly chic and undone style. When you set the hair first, as I did, the style will last all night long, from the premiere to the party and longer

Leonor Greyl products are available at

Friday, May 8, 2015

Elemis: Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks

Knowing that Elizabeth Banks and I have one thing in common is awesome! Love her personality, comedic timing and skin....

Hit a skincare high note with the Elemis Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks ($85), recently used on Pitch Perfect 2 star Elizabeth Banks to help her achieve a camera-worthy glow. Celebrity makeup artist Karen Alder just revealed these miracle masks are her “secret weapon” for keeping all her A-listers looking fresh-faced and radiant.

On her beauty must-have, Karen said “both me and my clients love them – they soothe, de-puff and hydrate all at the same time. So many of my clients are constantly on a plane flying all over the world and their skin really suffers from dehydration and lack of sleep. These are the perfect rescue remedy.”

Available HERE and you too can have that fresh faced glow!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

AERIN: Limited Edition Mother's Day Fragrance Gift Set

Please be certain to let your mother know just how much you appreciate her. This year, AERIN Beauty has effortlessly beautiful gifting options to make her day that much more special. 

Having children of my own really brought home how much my mother has done for me over the years—not only caring for my sister and I but preparing us for life too. For Mother’s Day, I love to give a fragrance—it’s so tied up with memories of being a little girl and smelling my mother’s perfume.” – Aerin Lauder, Founder and Creative Director, AERIN

Limited Edition Mother’s Day Fragrance Gift Package: Two travel size fragrances – Waterlily Sun ( a personal favorite) and Iris Meadow – in custom gift box paired with her favorite full size AERIN fragrance of choice. $110.00 for the full size bottle and an additional $35.00 for the gift set.

Revlon: Hair Tools and A Chance To Win Some!

Revlon Hair Tools are the gift that keeps giving gorgeous, glamorous hair. What’s more, Revlon is giving you a chance to win a bouquet of the hottest NEW products this week ($100+ value). All you need to do is show mama some Mother’s Day loving on Instagram!

NEW Revlon Styling Tools Include:

· 1” Soft-Feel™ Tourmaline Ceramic Straightener – The Soft-Feel™ handle offers a lightweight design and a rubberized finish provide soft grip and styling comfort. Tourmaline Ceramic Technology distributes even-heat for healthier styling, and heats hair from the inside-out in a fraction of the time. Ions deliver maximum hair conditioning ions for frizz-free styles. ($24.99/Ulta)

· 1875W AC Motor Ionic Dryer - The durable, salon-quality AC motor has an extended lifespan lasting up to 3Xs longer* and dries up to 50% faster* compared to DC Motor Dryers in the market. Tourmaline Ceramic Technology distributed even-heat ceramic provides healthier styling, while tourmaline technology reduces frizz and adds superior shine. ($34.99/Ulta)

· 1” Soft-Feel™ Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron(Pink)- Provides even-heat ceramic for healthier styling, heats hair from the inside-out in a fraction of the time. Ion technologydeliver maximum hair conditioning ions for frizz-free styles. ($24.99/Ulta)

· 1” ¼ Soft-Feel™ Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron (Purple) - Provides even-heat ceramic for healthier styling, heats hair from the inside-out in a fraction of the time. Ion technologydeliver maximum hair conditioning ions for frizz-free styles. ($24.99/Ulta)

Beauty.Com x Lela Rose Embroidered Rose Clutch Debuts the Lela Rose Embroidered Rose Clutch Complimentary with purchases of $150 or more*®, a division of, inc., is excited to introduce the exclusive Embroidered Rose Clutch from revered designer Lela Rose as a complimentary gift this spring.  Beginning May 7th, customers will receive the product-filled embroidered clutch when they spend more than $150 at the prestige beauty retailer.  The Lela Rose Embroidered Rose Clutch can be found at HERE and is available while supplies last.

With the spring days growing longer, this black, gold and grey embroidered Rose Clutch is perfect for transitioning from a cosmetics case during the day to an elegant evening clutch.  The gold snap-top closure adds an essence of vintage elegance to this classic clutch shape.  “The black and white rose print from the spring 2015 collection is one of my favorites,” says designer Lela Rose.  “I love the contrast and embroidery and thought it would be such a fun print for our collaboration with  You can even use as a clutch for a night out!

The clutch arrives fully stocked with 17 prestige beauty samples.  The bag and its contents have an approximate combined retail value of more than $185.  The selection includes offerings from some of the beauty world’s top beauty and skin care brands:

1. H2O Face Plus Oasis Shine Neutralizing Gel
2. Origins Mega Bright Night Mask
3. bareMinerals 5-in1 SPF 15 Barely Nude
4. Phytocitrus Mask
5. L’Occitane Almond Supple Skin Oil
6. Paula’s Choice Vitamin C Spot Treatment
7. Nick Chavez Beverly Hills Plump N’ Thick Crème Conditioner
8.  Alterna Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil
9.  Beautyblender Mini Liquid Blender Cleanser
10. Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum
11. Skyn Iceland Eye Firming Gels
12. FusionBeauty LipFusion XXL
13. Frais Pocket Sanitizer
14. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
15. Hugo Boss VOC
16. CLEAN Fragrance VOC, Skin
17. Alessandro Nail Polish (shades vary)
18. A gift to you from

While looking to reach the $150 hurdle and receive the Embroidered Rose Clutch, customers can get their makeup collections summer-ready by shopping new palettes from Too Faced, Lorac and The Balm.  Other new-to-store cosmetics include offerings from Bareminerals, NARS, Tarte and Smashbox.  Shoppers wanting to prep skin in time for summer will find new skin care systems from Origins, Erno Laszlo and Philosophy.  

For exclusive summer beauty content, beauty fans can look to the Video Library for summer makeup tutorials inspired by Spring/Summer 2015 runway trends.  Romy Soleimani shows viewers how to translate even the craziest of looks into real life wear.  Other great site features include My Life in beauty where experts share the story of their brand and blog, Beauty Close Up.

Other benefits include “Everyday Free Shipping,”** 5% back on every purchase with dollars™**, speedy shipping, the free sampling center, 100% satisfaction guarantee***, and a shared online shopping cart with the partner site, Beauty fans can also get the latest tips, trends, and promotions sent directly to their email by signing up for the free weekly Beauty Bulletin on the site.

* This designer bag from Lela Rose is available at with any $150 purchase. Offer may be applied only once per household. Free gifts cannot be returned for refund, credit, or exchange.  A minimum purchase does not include shipping charges or applicable tax. Gift cards/certificates, backordered items, out of stock items, and items marked “This item requires special handling” are not eligible for this offer.  Free gift has an approximate value of $185. The free gift will be added to your shopping bag when you reach the minimum purchase threshold. Cannot be combined with some offers.  While supplies last.  Void where prohibited by law. We may make changes to or terminate this offer at any time. Your use of this site shall be deemed as your acceptance of our Terms of Use.

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About Lela RoseLela Rose’s aesthetic of adding whimsy to elegance through brilliant color and hand crafted details has brought a fresh view to modern American fashion. Lela was raised in Texas and went to school in Colorado where nature, its surrounding landscapes, and the sublime colors it offers have long been an inspiration. Today, Lela continues to draw from these early influences as she designs clothes for the modern sophisticated woman who embodies a spirit of effortless elegance. 
After graduating from Parson’s School of Design in 1993, she went to work with two esteemed designers, Richard Tyler and Christian Francis Roth. There she honed her love of couture fabric as well as fanatic attention to detail. In 1998, Lela’s vision and passion compelled her to create her signature collection, Lela Rose. Through intricately designed and finely detailed separates, dresses and jackets, Lela has established herself as a renowned designer.
The Lela Rose collection is built on a design philosophy of creating hand finished clothes that exude a casual luxury and refinement. The beautiful embellished fabrics are the foundation of this innovative collection and speak to the elegance of its personality with a nod to the era of glamour.

Lela Rose’s collection has garnered her a following of trendsetters across the country. Lela’s ready-to-wear apparel under the Lela Rose label is sold in more than 75 specialty stores nationwide, as well as Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales and internationally in Canada, Europe, Russia, the Middle East, Taiwan and Japan. In Fall 2006, Lela Rose launched the Lela Rose Wedding collection. The collection is a pairing of unconventional fabrics and techniques that are trademarks of the designer. The impeccable quality and couture sensibility of these gowns make them one of a kind. The Lela Rose Wedding Collection can be found in bridal boutiques nationwide as well as internationally.

With the success of both collections, the Lela Rose brand expanded into footwear in the Fall of 2007. Rose partnered with Payless Shoesource® to create the Lela Rose for Payless brand of fashion forward shoes at an extremely affordable price. This collection was followed up by Unforgettable Moments by Lela Rose™, a collection of dyeable special occasion shoes that launched late in 2008. Both collections can be found in Payless stores nationwide.

In 2009, Lela Rose announced she was launching Lela Rose Bridesmaid, a partnership with the Dessy Group. The Lela Rose Bridesmaid collection can be found in over 200 bridesmaid stores nationwide as well as in Canada and in the United Kingdom. As the Lela Rose brand continues to grow, one thing remains true – Rose’s vision and passion to stay true to her aesthetic.