Friday, July 31, 2015

New Products from Mineral Fusion

Mineral Fusion has expanded its cosmetics collection to include new shades and colors that are perfect for fall! With summer flying by and New York Fashion Week right around the corner, turn to Mineral Fusion to achieve all latest fall beauty trends, without the harsh chemicals.


The luxurious, silky mineral formula of the blush will keep your face appearing youthful and rosy all day long, and give you the sunkissed, just-off-the-beach look we all crave.

Key Ingredients & Benefits:

  • Composed of gluten and paraben-free ingredients that will fight free radicals and protect the skin from UV damage. 

Mineral Fusion Blonzer is paraben free, gluten free, free of artificial color, talc free, fragrance free, all-natural, hypo-allergenic, cruelty free and 100% vegetarian.

Price/Availability: $29.99 at Whole Foods Markets nationwide and

MINERAL FUSION Glow & Go 3-in-1 Color Stick

It’s blendable, creamy formula allows for easy on-the-go brush-free application – so whether you want a sheer hint of color or a bold pop, you can obtain the desired look anywhere. For eyes, lips and cheeks.

Key Ingredients & Benefits:

  • Pomegranate and White Tea – rich in vitamins and antioxidants, promote skin regeneration, UV protection and anti-aging; nourish and calm the skin 
  • Licorice Root Extract and Aloe Leaf Juice – Soothe the skin and reduce redness 
  • Mineral Pigments provide skin-friendly, natural color 

Mineral Fusion Glow & Go 3-in-1 Color Sticks are 100% Free of Artificial Coloring, Parabens and Gluten.

Price/Availability: $19.99 at Whole Foods Markets nationwide and 

Color: Magnetic


Key Ingredients & Benefits:

  • Sunflower Seed Oil and Vitamin E nourish and hydrate the lips, leaving them plum and soft 
  •  Antioxidant-rich White Tea, Red Tea, and Pomegranate plus Vitamins A & C protects delicate lips against free radical damage. 

Mineral Fusion Lip Gloss is paraben free, gluten free, free of artificial color, talc free, fragrance free, all-natural, hypo-allergenic, cruelty free and 100% vegan.

Price/Availability: $11.99 at Whole Foods Markets nationwide and

Colors: Lovely, Scarlet and Vixen


Key Ingredients & Benefits:

  • Protects lips against free radical damage thanks to its antioxidant mineral based formula, infused with Pomegranate, Red Tea and White Tea plus Vitamins C and E.
  • Shea Butter and Jojoba Seed Oil also hydrate and condition, keeping lips soft and supple. 

Mineral Fusion Lipstick is paraben free, gluten free, free of artificial color, talc free, fragrance free, all-natural, hypo-allergenic, cruelty free, 100% vegan and 65% organic. 

Price/Availability: $14.99 at Whole Foods Markets nationwide and

Colors: Melon (swatched), Nude, Peony and Ruby (swatched).


Key Ingredients & Benefits:

  •  Antioxidant-rich White Tea, Red Tea, and Pomegranate plus Vitamins C protects delicate lips against free radical damage. 
  • Sunflower Seed Oil and Vitamin E nourish and hydrate to keep lips soft and supple. 

Mineral Fusion Liquid Lip Gloss is paraben free, gluten free, free of artificial color, talc free, fragrance free, all-natural, hypo-allergenic, cruelty free, and 100% vegan.

Price/Availability: $6.99 at Whole Foods Markets nationwide and

Colors: Classic, Gilded and Heat.

MINERAL FUSION Glow & Go Volumizing Mascara

This innovative, high-performance blend of nature’s purest ingredients offers a healthy burst of minerals and antioxidants to keep your lashes strong while delivering a long lasting voluminous look. The custom brush makes for easy flawless application and an effortlessly bold appearance that will make your eyes pop!

Key Ingredients & Benefits:

  • Vitamin E – provides nourishment to the lashes, enhancing growth and strength 
  • Powerful antioxidant blend of Pomegranate, Aloe Leaf Juice and White Tea – protects and heals lashes, while maintaining growth and stability 
  • Pure mineral pigments in black and black brown – dramatically increase lash volume 

Mineral Fusion Glow & Go Mascara is hypo-allergenic formulas and is 100% Free of Propylene Glycol and Butylene Glycol, Artificial Coloring and Gluten.

Price/Availability: $18.99 at Whole Foods Markets nationwide and 

Color: Navy


A color coordinated trio of richly pigmented, crease-free and blendable shades that can easily be layered together or worn apart. With age-defying antioxidants and skin soothing botanicals, Mineral Fusion™ nourishes and protects the sensitive eye area.

Key Ingredients & Benefits:

  • Formulated with Pomegranate, Sea Kelp, Green Tea and Vitamins C & E protect the skin from free radicals, while Aloe Vera soothes and calms skin. 

Mineral Fusion’s Eye Shadow Trios are paraben free, gluten free, free of artificial color, talc free, fragrance free, all-natural, hypo-allergenic, cruelty free, and 100% vegetarian.

Price/Availability: $24.99 at Whole Foods Markets nationwide and

Color: Riviera

Color: Rose Gold

Birchbox x vH1 x Nicole Ritchie

Happy Friday indeed! Birchbox, a leading beauty and grooming retailer, has partnered with vH1 and Nicole Richie, Creative Director of House of Harlow 1960 and star of Candidly Nicole, to celebrate the show’s second season, which premiered July 29. The Bohemian-chic fashion designer, author, actress and television personality has added “Birchbox’s August guest editor” to her multi-hyphenate bio, creating an exclusive box filled with beauty samples that reflect the show’s theme, a “fresh take on funny.”

The "Candidly Nicole Birchbox," gives fans a new way to engage with Nicole and her signature style.“ Nicole Richie is constantly breaking the mold with her ever-evolving style,” said Katia Beauchamp, Birchbox co-founder and CEO. “Her strong sense of individuality is something we truly value here at Birchbox, so we are proud to support her show and can’t wait to see how our subscribers use the product picks in this box to create their own unique looks.” From a cheeky lip tint to an in-shower tanning lotion, the specially designed box (inspired by art from the second season of Candidly Nicole) features five deluxe samples that give subscribers an insider look at Nicole’s Birchbox picks.

I’m thrilled VH1 is partnering with Birchbox for our second season of Candidly Nicole,” said Richie. “Each month, Birchbox is like a little gift that magically appears full of goodies and I like to think that I am also like a magic gift filled with goodies. So the partnership feels like destiny, essentially perfect.” -Nicole Richie

Beginning July 27th, Birchbox subscribers can select to receive this limited-edition assortment as their August box. New subscribers can sign up by August 25th to receive this Candidly Nicole collection as ($10/month or $110/year). This box is also available for purchase as a standalone item on for $15.

Nicole-Inspired Birchbox products:
● Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion
● LAQA Cheeky Lip Tints in Humble Brag
● OPI Venice Collection (one of four possible shades)
● Rene Furterer Lissea Leave-In Smoothing Fluid
● St. Tropez Gradual Tan In Shower Lotion

New: 1969 Beauty Collection To Launch in August

1969- the year I was born! So it was only natural to want to learn of this beauty line launching in August.

1969 Beauty announces the launch of their timeless, elegant, and chic line of high-quality cosmetics for women of all ages.

The Founder and Creative Director, Jermelle Pitts, drew inspiration for the brand from his mother, as she was the reason he fell in love with beauty and fashion at such an early age. “I think about her generation and group of friends, and I’d describe them all as timeless. I wanted that image and feel for 1969 Beauty. I didn’t want to create a brand that was trendy, but one that was timeless, chic, fun, flirty and here to stay for generation after generation,” says Pitts. He takes pride in his extreme attention to detail and is involved in everything from quality control of the product to the aesthetic of packaging. He truly leaves his mark on each step of the process.

The LA-based brand will feature lipsticks, lip-glosses, lip balms, primers, brow and eye palettes, eye shadows, and two different types of false eyelashes. This collection of cosmetic products enables clients to flawlessly transform their entire look from day to evening.

1969 Beauty is an American-made beauty brand using high-quality ingredients to deliver flawless precision with each use. Each product is carefully created to make any woman look beautiful. Prices will range from $4.99 to $20.99.

The debut collection will launch on August 10, 2015 and will be available at select beauty stores nationwide, as well as online at

About 1969 Beauty:

1969 Beauty will launch in August 2015 with the intention ofrapidly growing into a highly respected brand in the beauty industry. 1969 Beauty provides women with high-quality products that exude chic, timeless elegance. The products range in price from $4.99 to $20.99. 1969 Beauty will be available for purchase at

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Estée Lauder x Opening Ceremony Collaborate on a Retailer-Exclusive GWP

How I love a great collaboration. This is an exciting one as it is retailer- exclusive only.  Estée Lauder’s New Designer Limited-Edition Gift With Purchase Collection by ultrachic design house, Opening Ceremony is here. The Opening Ceremony for Estée Lauder, Designer Edition Gift with Purchase features deluxe sample skincare and makeup must-haves inside an exclusive Opening Ceremony print cosmetic bag.

The retailer-exclusive Gift With Purchase is available now with any purchase of $500.00 or more at Opening Ceremony stores and Additional retailer exclusives will be rolling out over the Fall season at select department stores nationwide. Available while supplies last. 

Photo courtesy of Opening Ceremony. 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

New from Make Up For Ever: Ultra HD Foundation and Ultra HD Foundation Sticks

The long awaited arrival is finally here – officially in stores and online NOW is MAKE UP FOR EVER’s Ultra HD Foundation

This groundbreaking liquid foundation, offered in 40 diverse shades, has the ability to hide any imperfections and leave skin looking flawless. MAKE UP FOR EVER will launch Ultra HD Foundation sticks ($43) as well this September, offered in 15 handpicked shades (see below), perfect for contouring or applying on the go! 

Ultra HD Foundation ($ 43) is the first and only to meet the demands brought on by technological advancements, 4K technology. Beyond the average HD camera, 4K equipped cameras capture clearer, sharper, more defined images. Ultra HD combats this new advancement with its one-of-a-kind 4K complex formula hiding any flaws under the 4K lens and naked eye.

Available at Make Up For Ever Boutiques, Sephora stores, and Talk about a plethora of colors to choose from? Love the diversity of hues! Swatches to come...

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

VITA LIBERATA and NKD SKN will have you glowing!

No doubt that Summer is in full swing and being that I don't get out to the beach much, I prefer self tanners to make me look as if I had! I had heard about Vita Leberata quite a long time ago and it's tan does last up to three weeks! Anytime you want than sun kissed glow both VITA LIBERATA and NKD SKN can help you achieve your summer glow or provide sun protection with their good-for-you ingredients:

The VITA LIBERATA pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Lotion provides the world’s longest lasting tan in a superbly hydrating lotion formula with supreme moisturizing actives that encourage the most beautiful, natural and conditioning 2-3 week tan.

With revolutionary pHenO2 technology, pHenomenal Tinted Tan Lotion promises a tan that lasts up to 4 times longer than a regular tan, while ensuring softer than soft skin thanks to the luxurious creamy lotion formula and the unique moisture-lock system. The formulation is extremely moisturizing and great for sensitive, dry or mature skin.

Available in Fair, Medium and Dark.
Price: $54
Availability: Sephora/

NKD SKN is an easy-to-use, non-toxic tan with a natural fade. Made by the creators of VITA LIBERATA, NKD SKN products are equipped with the brand’s signature Odour Remove™ technology eliminating the dreaded “tanning” scent. All products dry on contact making application a breeze. Rich with good-for-you ingredients, NKD SKN is truly “best in class” among the mass tanning assortment. Please note all products come with mini mitts for application except for the Gradual Glow Daily Tan Moisturiser.

The NKD SKN Collection includes:

· NKD SKN Tinted Tan Mousse (in Medium & Dark)

· NKD SKN Tinted Tan Liquid in Dark

· NKD SKN 1 Day Bronzing Tinted Lotion (in Medium & Dark)

· NKD SKN Gradual Glow Daily Tan Moisturiser in Light

Price/Availability: $14.95 - $19.50 at ULTA and

Sally Hansen: Newest Launches


2 new collections and 6 limited-edition shades also join the Miracle Gel™ lineup!

Following the major success of the first Miracle Gel launch, Sally Hansen has done it again, developing the new & improved volumizing Miracle Gel™ Top Coat - adding to the award-winning Sally Hansen Miracle Gel collection: the most buzzed about at-home nail system and the closest thing to a salon gel manicure at home. 

When partnered with the Miracle Gel™shades, Miracle Gel™ Top Coat volumizes as it protects. The Top Coat formula delivers 2x the volume to your manicure - creating dramatically fuller-looking nails with a high-gloss, mirror shine finish. 

The result: the look of a gel manicure at home, without the trip to a salon! Miracle Gel's simple application takes just two steps. First, apply two thin coats of Miracle Gel™ color to clean, bare nails. Then, apply one coat of the new Miracle Gel™Top Coat. Natural light does the rest, creating a manicure that resembles a UV / LED cured gel polish and up to 14 days of color and shine. The next best thing to a salon gel manicure, without using an UV / LED light AND removes easily with regular nail polish remover.

To coincide with the release of the new top coat, Sally Hansen announces a total of 20 new vibrant colors of Miracle Gel™. 

The Tribal Vibe collection adds seven new sun-baked shades to the permanent line up: Cream of the Crop (ivory with a hint of warmth), Tribal Sun (fiery coral like the setting sun), Rhythm & Blue (mirrors the hue of a bright blue sky), Totem-ly Yours (an appealing dusty rose), Per-Suede ( the color of rich reddish leather), Terra-Coppa (melds the gleam of copper with the earthy appeal of pottery) and Buffalo Nickel (a cool, classic silver white). 

Another new collection, Boho Chic, brings together seven festival-ready saturated shades for free spirits everywhere: Rhapsody Red (updates classic cardinal red with a blue undertone), Tipsy Gypsy (a bubbly, bright pink), Boho a-Go-Go ( a deep, creamy eggplant), Beatnik ( a statement-making cobalt), Mintage (a medium-toned mint), Fish-teal Braid (an aquatic turquoise), Miss Wanderlust (packs colorful glitter into a soft stunning coral).

In addition, limited-edition duo packs pair the new Miracle Gel™ top coat with one of six summery colors: Blue Hue (a subdued, milk-glass blue), Teal Twin (a dark gemstone teal), Geo-Mint-ric (a vibrant spearmint), Get it Bright (the color of freshly sliced watermelon), Block Party (a tigerlily orange, tinged with coral),Up the Ante ( a medium-toned plum).

PRICE & AVAILABILITY: The new Miracle Gel™ Top Coat, limited edition duo packs, Tribal Vibe collection, and Boho Chic collection are available now at chain drugstores and mass retailers nationwide. Miracle Gel™ Color Coat and Top Coat cost $9.99 each and the limited edition duo pack costs $14.99.

Avon: Lipstick Personality Quiz in honor of National Lipstick Day Tomorrow

You know I love my red lippy, yet I do try nudes, corals, berry hues, etc. In honor of National Lipstick Day, 7/29/2015, Avon is sharing a Lipstick personality quiz to help you find your perfect shade!

Not afraid to rock a bold lip? Prefer a more demure pale pink? The first of your friends to experiment with a non-traditional shade like deep plum or dark brown? Believe it or not, your preferred lip shade and your personality may go hand in hand!


Avon is sharing a Lipstick personality quiz – a series of seven questions designed to help you identify the perfect lip shade for you. And, just in time to celebrate, Avon’s newest launch – Beyond Color Plumping Lip Color SPF 15 – available in ten full color shades, for any and every lip personality.

To find out what lipstick is perfect for you, check out the quiz HERE. To see all of Avon’s lip color offerings, visit  Have fun answering the questions and please share if you think they got it right!