Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Celebrity Make-Up Artist Kristofer Buckle joins dr. brandt skincare

Breaking Beauty News: dr. brandt® skincare is excited to announce its collaboration with Kristofer Buckle, a celebrity makeup artist beloved by Hollywood’s A-list. To kick off this exciting initiative, Buckle – one of the most sought after contour experts in the business – will star in a how-to video that highlights the newest trend in beauty: contouring without makeup. A game-changing technique made possible by dr. brandt skincare’s latest innovation, needles no more™ 3-D Filler Mask, it allows you to reshape, revolumize and fill facial contours, for a more youthful look.

THE INSPIRATION: Dr. Brandt believed that the convexities and concavities of the face – and the way light reflects off them – play a major role in revealing our true age. By changing the way light bounces off the face, needles no more™ 3-D Filler Mask makes it look naturally younger and more attractive. The formula melts into skin to enhance cheekbones and create dewy highlights. It’s what the art of contouring is all about, yet works without layers of product.

THE TECHNOLOGY: A unique, skin-plumping formula inspired by the latest injectable fillers, needles no more™ 3-D Filler Mask restores lost volume and fills in wrinkles and folds for a softer, lifted, more youthful look. Packed with Adipofill’in a revolutionary plumping complex, combined with hyaluronic acid (the key ingredient in dermal fillers, which absorbs its own weight in water to pull moisture into the skin), and rejuvenating peptides, the self-sculpting blend counteracts the classic downward droop that comes with age. Use it daily for a noticeably smoother, softer, more refreshed look — or anytime you want to lend your face youthful dimension and a healthy glow.

JUST IN TIME FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE: Filled with invaluable contouring and anti-aging tips that anyone can use, the new Kristofer Buckle/dr. brandt skincare video will premiere on youtube and at Now available at drbrandtskincare. com, needles no more™ 3-D Filler Mask will launch at Sephora in January 2016.


Sunday, December 27, 2015

New Year's Eve Prep!

Happy Holidays to all! Nothing screams Happy New Year like champagne, glitter and a little black dress. Here are a few ways that will have you ready for your New Year’s Eve celebration in no time.

Molton Brown Vintage 2015 with Elderflower Bath & Shower Gel and Body Lotion

This dynamic duo will leave your skin fresh and nourished for when you want to show some skin in your cute New Year’s outfit. What better way to get you in the New Year spirit than with their adorable champagne-ins

Krigler Sparkling Diamond 22

A girl and her two best friends –diamonds and perfume #squadgoals.

Infused with the nectar of champagne this perfume is the perfect New Year’s Eve in a bottle. Oh, and don’t forget the piece of jewelry with its crystal inside the bottle!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Winter is Coming: Expert Skincare Advice

It’s hard to believe that there’s only days until winter officially begins – especially for those of us living in unseasonably warm New York City! The inevitable will happen eventually, the winds will change and we will be graced with the freezing cold temperatures and harsh winds that wreak havoc on our bodies that normally come with the changing seasons. 

With 101 powerful skin-healing uses (yes, there are 101 different ways to use the product), SkinClinical Extreme Healing Treatments can revive even the most damaged winter skin to get you through the season. All products contains SBD-4, an all-natural root extract clinically proven to boost skin’s microcirculation, cell regeneration, and natural collagen production. Other powerful ingredients like amino acids, shea butter and avocado oil work together to give dry, damaged skin immediate relief and deep, restorative hydration.

Dr. Harry Glassman, renowned cosmetic surgeon based in Beverly Hills and founder of SkinClinical sees patients every day with extreme damaged skin in need of a daily boost. His advice for treating and preventing winter skin issues is based on years of experience in the field, having seen it all when it comes to your skin. Here, Dr. Glassman has shared some of his top recommendations for combating typical winter skin problems using his patented SkinClinical formulas daily. 

Prep Skin Prior to Hitting the Slopes & Treat Sensitive or Windblown Skin
Well before leaving for ski vacation, apply SkinClinical twice daily. This will proactively protect the sensitive skin barrier which is subject to extreme stress in the dryness and cold conditions while skiing. Regular use of SkinClinical will also improve the micro-circulation of the skin which is constricted in cold weather.”

Prevent and Treat Tissue Irritation during a Cold
Always use a humidifier in your bedroom. The additional moisture, especially at night when you are sleeping, will help prevent skin from getting too dry.  Apply SkinClinical Extreme Healing liberally around your nostrils as needed to prevent chafing when using tissues. Use a cleanser and washcloth when washing your face as using only water will only further dry out your skin.”

Treat Dry, Cracked Hands if you forget your gloves
Avoid washing your hands with just regular soap and water. Use a non-alcohol hand sanitizer in between. Applying SkinClinical Extreme Healing 3-4 times per day will help to repair the irritation by hydrating the skin immediately on application and protect the outer layer which can be damaged by stressful weather conditions.”

Friday, December 18, 2015

Get The Look: Milani Cosmetics on Jenna Dewan-Tatum

I am a big fan of Milani Cosmetics, especially their lippy's. I do wear the blush often, too. I find their variety of products both wonderfully pigmented and affordable!

Heads were turning this week as Hollywood power couple Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum hit the red carpet for “The Hateful Eight” premiere. While this flawless duo is eye candy for all, all eyes were especially on Jenna Dewan-Tatum as she donned a beautiful sheer gown and naturally radiant makeup look while supporting her hubby.

So how did Dewan-Tatum get so dewy? Makeup artist Patrick Ta used blush from Milani Cosmetics to highlight her cheekbones for a beautiful warm glow. With a blush collection ranging from $7.99 - $8.49, now everyone can get this red carpet look with Milani!

Milani Rose Powder Blush: Inspired by the rose gardens of Milan and made with real rose metals, this is a blush that deserves to be seen! Gorgeous in the compact, even prettier on cheeks, this petal soft, matte-finish powder shapes, contours and highlights. This unique and luxurious matte powder contains real rose petals that are crushed and micro-milled into the powder to naturally enhance every skin tone for streak-free shaping and contouring.
Rose Powder Blush starts at $7.99 at CVS stores nationwide and

Introducing Kissamint!

Holiday party giving you anxiety? While you still might not be sure what to wear, or what to bring for your secret Santa gift, Kissamint is the perfect accessory to keep you looking glam, and feeling fresh all night long!

Conveniently packaged together for the first time ever, Kissamint combines a luxe conditioning gloss with breath freshening drops so you are ready for anything. Available in a sheer (Miss Indapendamint) or tinted lip gloss (Spearamint Ur Ex), lips stay hydrated and breath is fresh so you will never be caught unprepared under the mistletoe again! Available for $19.50 each at

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Bliss x Postmates: 12 Days of On-Demand Holiday 2015

Yes! Bliss is teaming up with Postmates for their first-ever “12 Days of On-Demand Holiday 2015” campaign, offering consumers in New York, L.A., San Francisco, Chicago and Seattle one of their limited-edition, best-selling holiday gift sets. As part of the “Treat Yourself” curated gift guide, on Sunday, Dec. 20th, the bliss Dynamic Duo with a Grapefruit + Aloe Butter & Suds will be available to be delivered to your doorsteps in less than an hour for an unbeatable price – while supplies last.

Dynamic Duo with a Grapefruit + Aloe Butter & Suds
Enjoy one of bliss’ best-selling holiday gift sets that creates fun festive feelings of wonderment and merriment all season long. 

The set contains:

· grapefruit+aloe body butter 6.7 oz: boasting the same formula used in the bliss spa’s famous massages, this deeply nourishing body butter features sodium hyaluronate for long-lasting hydration and the invigorating scent of fresh aloe and sun-kissed pink grapefruit.
· grapefruit+aloe soapy suds 16 fl oz: a luxe lathering bath and shower gel that gently cleanses and conditions from shoulders to toes, leaving skin clean and soft. Doubles as bubble bath.

PRICE: $28.00

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Pantone Announces Harmonious Pairing of Color of the Year

 Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate a balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue,reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace." - Pantone

How does one incorporate these colors into their daily routine you ask? Here's how...



EXPERT TIP: "Pastels are a bold, but very attainable statement – they are pretty, soft, and complimentary to skin tone. They are a means of expression, but is still so wearable." - L’Oréal Paris Celebrity Hair Colorist, Kari Hill

L’Oréal Paris Féria Pastels in Smokey Blue and Smokey Pink


Transforming hair color with a powerfully packed punch of intensity has never been easier. Always on the forefront of cutting-edge style and the pulse of “what’s next” in hair color artistry L’Oréal Paris introducesFéria Pastels. Give your hair the ultimate Pantone color-inspired makeover and choose a look that fits your style – all over color, ombré or even highlights.
Price: $9.99, Available at drugstores beginning JANUARY 2016

Kérastase Thermiques

These next generation stylist essentials provide instant hair surface-flaw correction, customized care and high thermo-protection to glaze and seal the hair for a damage-free, salon worthy blow-dry at home. Kérastase’s leave-in blow-dry primers are available in two different formulas based on hair needs – Kératine Thermique for unmanageable hair and Ciment Thermique for weakened hair.
Price: $43 each, Available at


By Terry Hyaluronic Sheer Nude in Bare Balm 

Bring Rose Quartz to life with Hyaluronic Sheer Nude in Bare Balm. Hyaluronic Sheer Nude is a fusion of all the virtues found in a balm-gel, foundation and moisturizer. It melts into lips smoothing, filling out wrinkles and fine lines, and protecting against UV rays. This delicious sheer color embellishment delivers a neo-nude veil that is rosy, peachy and irresistible.
Price: $36, Available at

Laura Geller Pout Perfection Waterproof Lip Liner in Tulip 

Contour and define a perfect cupid’s bow with a lip liner that glides on easily while helping to lock your favorite pink lip color in place. The highly pigmented, moisturizing formula is made with jojoba seed oil to keep lips soft and smooth, and Vitamin E for antioxidant protection. Line the outer edges of the lips for a sleek and polished pout. For added drama, fill in the lips with liner and add a coat of your favorite lip product on top for lasting, pigmented color.
Price: $18, Available at

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Glossin Blushing Ambition

For the lipgloss lover who loves a matte finish and the trend-following girl who looking to embrace the Rose Quartz Pantone Color of the Year, L’Oréal Paris introduces the NEW Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss. This creamy liquid matte lipgloss delivers bold and precise color intensity in a new velvet-matte finish.
Price: $9.99, Available at drugstores


EXPERT TIP: “Blue on the eyes is going to be one of the biggest colors this spring. Seen all over the runways, adding bold pop in “small places” like your water line or tear ducts will be the look everyone’s going to want to rock.” – Sir John, L’Oréal Paris Celebrity Makeup Artist

BY TERRY Ombré Blackstar in Paradise Island 

Ultra-luxurious, truly pampering, full of ultra-smoothing powdered black pearl extract, OMBRE BLACKSTAR is a cream eyeshadow with infallible staying power. This portable pen adorns the eyelids with a fine, long-lasting, contouring film and intensely revives the eyes with luminous and perfecting shades. It’s the perfect way to wear Serenity.
Price: $43, Available at


Laura Geller BAKED Blush-n-Brighten inRoseberry

The brand’s famous Baked blush creates a gorgeous flush with stunning swirls of liquid pigments that are baked for 24 hours on terracotta tiles and hand-finished in Italy. Because Baked products are made without additional fillers or binders, the colors are more vibrant. Infused with antioxidants Centella Asiatica and White Tea Extracts to provide antioxidant protection, this Baked blush delivers flattering and radiant color.
Price: $27.50, Available at


L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Nailcolor in Beyond Blushing and Endless Sea


Designed to provide up to 14 days of beautiful, glossy nails, the new L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Nailcolor is the key to a long-lasting manicure. Add a pop of color to your mani and rock the Serendipity or Rose Quartz Pantone colors. Each nail color is accompanied with a tinted top coat that is specially designed to amplify color and impart a long-lasting effect.
Price: $9.99, Available at drugstores

OPI Infinite Shine Nail Lacquer in Patience Pays Off

A long-wear nude pink with a high shine and soft shimmer.
Price: $12.50, Available at ULTA Beauty and

OPI Nail Lacquer in Bubble Bath

A sweet candy pink, this is one of OPI’s best sellers that has been inducted in to the Classics Collection.
Price: $12.50, Available at ULTA Beauty and

OPI Infinite Shine Nail Lacquer in To Be Continued…

This periwinkle blue just keeps on shining. Long wear, light shimmer.
Price: $12.50, Available at ULTA Beauty and


Clarisonic® Mia 2™ Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush in Pink and Sea Breeze

Cleanse your face in style with Clarisonic Mia 2. Lightweight, compact and equipped with a travel case, Mia 2 in Pink and Sea Breeze allow for Pantone-inspired cleansing at home or on-the-go. Designed with two speeds for customizable convenience, Mia 2 is powered by patented sonic technology and is clinically proven to cleanse skin six times better than hands alone.
Price: $149 each, Available at

Peter Thomas Roth Strawberry Scrub

The ultimate refreshing fruit, strawberries have been traditionally used as face masks to lighten the complexion and tone the skin. Strawberry Puree consists of the skin, pulp, juice and seeds of the strawberry fruit and is high in vitamin C, anti-aging ellagic acid, polyphenols and two nutritive minerals – manganese and potassium. Strawberry Enzyme helps improve problem skin and provides a brighter complexion to effectively nourish the skin for a revitalized appearance.
Price: $38, Available at

June Jacobs Cranberry Pomegranate Moisture Mask

Paraben and preservative free, this luxurious masque combines cranberry extract, a rich source of vitamins, minerals and flavonoids, combined with extracts of shea butter and sunflower seed oil to replenish the skin. Powerful patent pending anti-oxidant blend of white, red and green tea extracts combined with goji berry, pomegranate and grape seed extracts help to neutralize free radicals, protect skin from environmental toxins and combat the visible signs of premature aging. Leaves the skin supple and revitalized.
Price: $60 available at

Friday, December 11, 2015

Holiday Look: Rimmel London

 Love this look! See below for the beautiful Rimmel London Holiday look on Rimmel London Spokesperson, Georgia May Jagger, created by Rimmel Global Makeup Artist Kirstin Piggott...


THINK: This season, it’s all about making a lasting impressions

WHAT IT IS: A full coverage, long-lasting, hydrating foundation that reveals naturally immaculate skin with a lightweight feel. Blending smoothly and evenly, Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation with Comfort Serumhides fine lines and imperfections for a poreless, seamless complexion. Containing a comfort serum, the foundation instantly hydrates your skin while maintaining full coverage that won’t let you down all day and night. Built-in sunscreen protects your face, while a moisturizing base and a healthy dose of antioxidants and Vitamin E keep skin perfectly hydrated and healthy.

This foundation stays sweat-proof, heat-proof, and humidity-proof for up to 25 hours, so you can keep on partying without worrying about touch-ups. As part of the new Rimmel long-lasting, skin-perfecting routine, it’s a must-have for non-stop nude, impeccable skin.

AVAILABLE SHADES: Light Ivory, Classic Ivory, Soft Beige, Classic Beige, True Beige and Sand

PRICE: $7.99


THINK: Achieve a high-impact, glam eye look in a flash.

WHAT IT IS: Amplify your eyes with silky cream eye shadow sticks in six new shades. Whether you’re looking to create a subtly seductive look or turn up the drama with smoldering eyes,ScandalEyes Eye Shadow Sticks in six new colors from Rimmel London are a makeup must being waterproof and smudge-proof. New shades Gold Digger, Bluffing, Naughty Navy, Teasing Turquoise, Bootleg Brown, and Trespassing Taupe join the lineup of vivid colors for bold eye looks with a single swipe. Featuring a chubby tip applicator for easy application, the ultra-soft, blendable formula glides on easily for instant color impact. Use alone or combine several shades to create a scandalous look. The high-shine, luminous finish enhances eyes for a flirty, sultry effect that will last up to 24 hours.

AVAILABLE SHADES: Whiteness White, Guilty Grey, Bulletproof Beige, Bad Girl Bronze, Blackmail, Paranoid Purple (SHOWN), Blamed Blue, Gossip Green, Tempting Turquoise, Gold Digger (SHOWN), Bluffing, Naughty Navy , Teasing Turquoise Bootleg Brown, Trespassing Taupe

PRICE: $4.49


Rimmel London Professional Eyebrow Pencil is used to enhance and refine the shape of the eyebrows. It can be used to fill gaps or lengthen the arc of the brow to create the desired look.

Available Shades:
Dark Brown
Hazel (SHOWN)
Black Brown

PRICE: $4.59


THINK: Love your lashes extra-long?

WHAT IT IS: Create your boldest eye look ever with revolutionary offerings from Rimmel London. First, go for 360-degree eye-opening drama with ScandalEyes XX-Treme Volume and Length Mascara. With an innovative dual-sided wand and a high-performance formula, the mascara delivers elongated lashes that demand to be noticed. Experience infinite lashes with extreme high-impact volume and dramatic length with this mascara that does it all. Rimmel’s ingenious two-sided dual-action brush visibly thickens, lengthens, and separates lashes for an eye-opening lash look. The arched side of the applicator contains tiny, two-pronged bristles to deliver maximum, quick-load volume, while the flat side has longer teeth to eliminate clumps and define lashes. From root to tip, even your smallest lashes will look curvaceous and bold.

AVAILABLE SHADES: Black and Extreme Black

PRICE: $6.99


THINK: Sun-kissed skin long after summer sun fades.

WHAT IT IS: Year-round radiance.Fall doesn’t have to mean giving up the glow—you can maintain a sun-kissed complexion all year with help fromRimmel London. Whether you want a natural hint of healthy color or stunning shimmer, Rimmel Londonhas the bronzer you need for non-stop glow.

This natural-looking bronzing powdergives skin a warm glow the healthy way—without the sun’s damaging rays. The advanced formula combines the antioxidant properties of vitamin E with the moisturizing and soothing benefits of Aloe Vera for a weightless feel and flawless finish. Light reflective particles help to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving skin looking gorgeous in any light. Available in three shadeswith a slight hint of shimmer, Rimmel London’s Natural Bronzer mimics thesubtle yet sexy glow of sun-kissed skin—even after summer is long gone.

Available Shades: Sun Bronze, Sun Light, Sun Dance

PRICE: $5.99


THINK: Finally, a moisturizing lipstick that doesn’t compromise on colour

WHAT IT IS: New and improved vitamin-enriched lipsticks leave your lips feeling drenched in moisture with intense colour. Never settle for dry, flaky lips or a timid pout with new and dramatically improved Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick. The revolutionary new lipstick hits lips with punch ofhighly-pigmented colour and a downpour of hydration. With highly improved colour pay-off and aserious increase in moisturizing power, new Moisture Renew Lipstick glides on in 24 luscious shades that last.

Available Shades: To Nude or Not to Nude?, Pink Chic , Oxford Street Fuchsia, Piccadilly Pink, Ringa Ringa Roses, Rose Blush , Latino , Dusty Rose , Tower of Mauve , Berry Rose, Crystal Mauve , Back to Fuchsia , As You Want Victoria, Diva Red , Red Alert(SHOWN), Mayfair Red Lady, Coral Garden, Coral Britannia, Summer Angel, Saved by the Bell, In Love with Ginger, Nude Delight, Let’s Get Naked, Notting Hill Nude, Amethyst Shimmer

PRICE: $7.49

New Salon Opens in Soho: Marie-Lou & D

In the heart of Soho, the world’s most fashion-forward neighborhood, Marie-Lou & D is providing a fresh take on the salon experience. With a team of top-level European hair and beauty experts, Marie- Lou & D offers the highest full service experience in an inviting atmosphere. 

Embedded in the DNA of Marie-Lou & D are creativity, fashion, performance, innovation and convenience. These ideals drive the brand’s passion and commitment towards creating a global institution that offers the very best to its clients. 

Drawing on the understated elegance of Paris for inspiration, the décor of the newly opened salon ensures the environment matches the service. The stylists and aestheticians go above and beyond to guarantee a relaxing experience.

 “There is nothing more appealing than diversity in beauty and we are here to offer you our expertise to make you feel your best," says the CEO of Marie-Lou & D, Dharmendra Manwani.

 "Our brand promise is of expertise, trust, confidence, accessibility and consistency,  and we hope that together we can make the world a more beautiful and chic place."

Marie- Lou & D’s top- level stylists provide everything from cutting edge blunt bobs to perfect icy-platinum blonde tresses to low maintenance ombre balayage to downtown layered lobs and offers state-of-the-art SHU UEMURA and Kerastase hair-care products. 

Just got a new cut and color? Marie- Lou & D also offer face and body treatments on the menu ranging from radiance boosting Caudalie facials to tension relieving Swedish and deep tissue massages to indulgent manicures and pedicures. All products used are Caudalie’s finest. 

The expert team at Marie- Lou & D has created a small beauty universe. Fashion and beauty should not be intimidating; instead it should be one's natural artistic expression of themselves and should be available to everyone. Marie- Lou & D’s goal is to provide every client the ability to express themselves to the world in a distinct way.

Dharmendra Manwani founded Marie-Lou & D with a deep-rooted knowledge of the beauty and salon industry. Manwani spent the last 7 years creating and founding ‘Jean-Claude Biguine, Salon and Spa’ in India. His innovative thought process has led him to be one of the foremost leaders in organizing the fragmented salon and spa industry in both Europe and Asia by offering consumers consolidated services under one roof. During his tenure at Jean Claude Biguine they were featured on the list of the top 100 brands.

Marie- Lou & D’s foundational values are outstanding service and the most unique and luxurious spa treatments at reasonable prices starting at $25 for a manicure and $105 for a haircut.  Click here for the details...

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Sexy Stocking Suffers from Luz de la Riva

Holiday shopping can sometimes be a real bore. Even with the convenience of online EVERYTHING, the joy of gifting can get lost in the clicks. offers the most unique gifts that put the spice back into your shopping lists!

With out of the box fun and flirty gifts for your girlfriend, boyfriend, bridal party, sorority sisters and hey! even yourself… Luz de la Riva makes the perfect sexy stocking stuffer!

Luz de la Riva Lulu 24k Edible Massage Oil 

It’s no surprise that the Lulu Edible Massage Oil tastes and feels luxurious, but now you can literally indulge yourself with an experience fit for Cleopatra with Lulu 24k! The addition of 100% edible 24k gold flakes make the oil an extra special treat for the body. Made with organic ingredients and oils and formulated with natural pheromones, Lulu 24k will certainly keep you feeling hot even when the temperature drops!
Price: $40.00

Luz de la Riva Sahara Shimmering Massage Oil

Give your skin a touch of sparkle this holiday with Sahara Shimmering Massage Oil. This shimmering body oil’s fragrance has been composed of natural aphrodisiacs which impart intoxicating aromas on the skin. Made with natural oils including coconut, jojoba almond and sesame oil, she will leave your skin feeling radiant and smooth. Who needs tinsel, when you have Sahara?
Price: $38.00

Luz de la Riva Holiday Gift Set with Purchase

For the month of December, Luz de la Riva will be providing this sexy gift with purchase for ALL orders placed in the entire month! The sleek gift box includes mini versions of some of the brands best sellers including a Lola Body Wash, Sophia Soy Wax Candle and Sahara Shimmering Oil. Add this gift set to your sweeties stocking, or keep it for yourself! Nobody’s watching (but Santa!)
Price: Free, with any purchase for the month of December

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Proactiv: Skincare For The Ever-Changing Weather

Our family loves Proactiv and I like the fact that it is an easy regimen to do on a daily basis. Here are a few items to think about adding into your skin care routine, if they suit your particular needs...

Proactiv Quick Fix Blemish Pen

This new spot treatment starts working on contact to shrink and flatten emerging and existing blemishes. Discreet and perfect for daytime spot treating, the Quick Fix Blemish Pen is convenient and refillable with a hygienically-clean silicone tip for easy, on-the-go application. It contains a clear, medicated blemish-fighter with sulfur and mineral-rich green clay to draw out oils and impurities from deep inside the pores, drying out pimples.

Price: $24.95 for regular shipment members and $28 for non-members, Available at and


Proactiv+ Advanced Dark Spot Correcting Serum

Treat unsightly dark spots with this lightweight, fast-absorbing, gel-like serum. Formulated with sea buckthorn, a potent antioxidant with soothing properties, and hydroquinone, a maximum-strength skin-lightening agent, the product works to visibly improve uneven pigmentation by gradually fading discolorations.

Price: $34.95 for regular shipment members and $50 for non-members, Available at and


Proactiv Deep Cleansing Body Brush

Enhance your shower routine with the new Proactiv Deep Cleansing Body Brush, designed for thorough cleansing and everyday skin clarifying of all those hard-to-reach places. Developed to reach the back, neck and shoulders, this portable body brush is designed to be easier and more effective than cleansing by hand. A removable silicone cleansing head helps to give your skin a squeaky-clean finish when used with your favorite body cleanser, like the Proactiv+ Deep Cleansing Wash. Out of the shower, the brush transforms. When the silicone head is removed, the texturized fastener on the device head allows for secure placement of single-use body cleansing pads, like the Proactiv Clear Zone Body Pads, for continuous acne-fighting benefits. With the Deep Cleansing Body Brush, getting pore level clean in hard-to-reach areas has never been easier.

Price: $29.95 for members; $45 for non-members, Available at and

Monday, December 7, 2015

Holiday Gifts from Sonäge: Before & After The Actual Events

Sonäge, an innovative skincare company that combines the best of science and Mother Nature, is launching two skincare triage trios that give you what you need to master that elusive pre-party glow -- and to make sure that your lovely dermis recovers afterward, no damage done. 

Just in time for party season, the packages take the guesswork out of skin maintenance during the apex of the social season and are must-haves for any holiday beauty arsenal. 


Hello, beautiful. The “Pre-Game Glam Party Pack” includes products that instantly freshen the face and evens skin tone while minimizing the appearance of any fine line or wrinkles and infusing your skin with that just-been-to-the-spa glow. Time to make your entrance...

• Glow To Go: 25 peel pads that refresh, hydrate and even skin tone
• Collagen Serum: Minimizes the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines while giving the skin a firmer, plumper and more youthful look
• Collagen Mask: 3 cotton tissue face masks with insoluble collagen fibers that, when activated with the collagen serum, infuse your skin with an instant glow


You had fun. A lot of fun. Now, the “Post-Game Pretty Pack” hydrates your skin to fade signs of fatigue while restoring and replenishing Vitamins A, D and E and revitalizing weary skin by increasing blood circulation. No bunny slippers necessary.

• NMF Hyaluronic Serum: Intensely hydrates to fade fatigue while giving an overall fresh look
• Rejuvenating Vitamin Mask: Restorative mask that replenishes Vitamins A, D and E while increasing elasticity and pulling moisture to the skin’s surface
• Vitality Nourishing Serum: Blend of essential oils to revitalize weary skin and increase blood circulation

The party pack trios retail for $75 each and are available for purchase here:

Pre-Game Glam Party Pack

Post-Game Pretty Pack

About Sonäge

For over 20 years Sonäge has quietly been making wildly effective formulations for the most demanding customers: facialists. Combining advanced science technology with the best Mother Nature has to offer, Sonäge products are American made, non-comedogenic, sulfate, paraben and cruelty free. An unstinting commitment to results is the hallmark of this independent skincare brand, available as professional treatments as well as accessible to consumers both online and via spas.

More Holiday Gifting Options!

With the holidays in full swing, it’s time to finish up shopping or for some, begin holiday shopping. Cross off all the beauty lovers on your list with fabulous gift sets and stocking stuffers from MAKE UP FOR EVER, ghd, Joico and Red Door Spa.

MAKE UP FOR EVER: The cult favorite makeup brand wants you to give the gift of gorgeous glamour this holiday season with 6 limited-edition sets ($20-$150)

· Artist Plexi Gloss Duo : includes Artist Plexi Gloss #209 and #403 in travel size
· Lash Show Kit: Includes Lash Show #403, Graphic Liner, Travel Size Smoky Extravagant
· Artist Plexi Gloss Kit: Includes Artist Plexi Gloss #101, #207, #301P, #304 in a festive travel case
· 15 Artist Shadow Palette: Includes 15 of the most festive eyeshadows from the Artist Shadow Collection
· Cult Bush Set: includes 5 of the best-selling brushes from the Artisan Brush Collection equipped in a decorative case
· Artist Plexi Gloss Collection:Featuring 12 of the top selling Artist Plexi Gloss collection in a range of nudes to bright festive colors

ghd: The leader in luxury styling tools is giving the gift of healthy hair this year with their arctic gold Holiday collection ($225-$375)

·Deluxe Dry & Style Gold Gift Set – including a limited edition arctic gold air hair dryer and styler
· Platinum White Styling Gift Set – including an arctic gold white platinum styler, heat resistant roll bag and styling clips
· Gold Classic Styling Gift Set – including limited edition arctic gold 1” professional styler and heat resistant roll bag
· Artic Gold Air Professional Performance Hairdryer – limited edition arctic gold air hair dryer and styling clips

Joico: Share the Joi of Healthy hair with an assortment of 10 limited edition gift sets ($19.99 - $31.99)

· Ready to Tote Gift Set: a Trio of K-Pak products (available in K-Pak and K-Park Color Therapy)
· Flip & Shake Styling Duo: includes Hair Shake Texturizer Spray and Flip Turn Finishing Spray
· Holiday Shampoo & Conditioner Duos (Available in K-Pak, K-Pak Color Therapy, Color Endure, Smooth Cure, Moisture Recovery, Body Luxe and Daily Care)

Red Door Spa: Escape from the stress brought on by the holidays by gifting a well-deserved Red Door Spa gift card to someone special. Available at locations across the country, pick from a range of services including massages, hair-styling, makeup, nail treatments and facial treatments ($165-$559). Spa packages are also available including:

· Red Door Debut – includes, The Arden Standard, Customized Eye Contour, Swedish Massage, Warm Cream Manicure, Makeup Refresher, or add the Warm Cream Pedicure

· Signature Escape – Includes, Red Door Signature Massage or Facial, Red Door Signature Manicure and Pedicure, Makeup Refresher. Add the Shampoo, Blow Dry & Finish to top off the treatment

· Ultimate Indulgence – includes, Ultimate Arden Facial, Hot Stone Massage, Olive Oil Manicure and Pedicure, Shampoo, Blow Dry & Finish, Makeup Application, Spa Lunch

· Relaxation Ritual – Red Door More 12 Month Membership, Red Door Signature Massage, $25 member discount on every massage during membership period, A second Red Door 50 minute Signature Massage

Friday, December 4, 2015

New Holiday Gifts from it Cosmetics!

I use Bye Bye Undereye daily and just love it Cosmetics Founder Jamie Kern Lima as she truly explains how to use her collection of products both online and on TV. 

With the holiday season right at our doorstep, it’s now or never to complete your shopping list! While this might seem like a daunting task, this festive season, turn to Ulta Beauty for all of your gifting needs! Whether they’re a product maven or a beauty beginner, the exclusive IT Cosmetics holiday favorites have the power to transform any gift into something spectacular!

IT Cosmetics Pretty Romantics Eyeshadow Palette

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Romantics luxe matte transforming eye shadow palette with 14 matte shades plus an innovative transforming pearl. Anti-aging silk infused shades can be worn wet or dry. Includes: Palette and travel size Hello Lashes Clinically Tested 5-In-1 Volumizing Mascara.
Price/Availability: $42, 

IT Cosmetics XOXO, IT Girl Must Have Set

Housed in a black makeup case, are IT Cosmetics must-haves, including the No Tug Black Eyeliner, Brow Power, Hello Lashes Mascara, CC Cream and Bye Bye Under Eye & Primer.
Price/Availability: $28, 

IT Cosmetics Your Je Ne Sais Quoi Lip Duo Set

Housed in a pink makeup case, the duo lip set includes the Je Ne Sais Quoi Lipstick & Gloss, CC Cream and Bye Bye Under Eye & Primer.
Price/Availability: $28,