Sunday, May 29, 2016


It’s just about that time again where swan floats rule, pool hangouts are the activity du jour, white parties are the must be seen at event and long days of fun begin to start trending again. We are so excited to introduce you to our new client FLEEPS sandals – and what’s a more perfect time then when the sun is shining and your boots go into hiding.

FLEEPS has got you covered for the sunny days ahead. These cute and colorful sandals offers a unique design featuring an adjustable cross-ankle strap, smooth-finish toe thong and a lightweight shock-absorbent sole, perfect for strolling on the boardwalk after a long day in the waves.

Most importantly when you buy a pair of FLEEPS, you change a life. Founded in 2015 by Kael Robinson, global good curator and CEO of Brazilets and Live Worldly, the Denver-based company is dedicated to creating a sustainable yet stylish product that changes the course of poverty through education. FLEEPS’ goal is to sell over one million pairs to send over 10,000 girls to school by 2019. Ten percent of every pair of FLEEPS sold goes to the FLEEPS Foundation providing funding to its non-profit partners committed to the education of girls, including Shining Hope for Communities and Starfish Impact. FLEEPS uniquely designed sandals are classic, versatile, fun and allow women to step into their best selves.


FLEEPS are uniquely designed sandals that are sending girls living in extreme poverty to school. Founded in 2015, the Denver-based company is dedicated to creating a sustainable yet stylish product that changes the course of poverty through education. FLEEPS’ goal is to sell over one million pairs to send over 10,000 girls to school by 2019. Ten percent of every pair of FLEEPS sold goes to the FLEEPS Foundation providing funding to its non-profit partners committed to the education of girls, including Shining Hope for Communities and Starfish Impact. For more information, please visit

New from John Frieda!

Oh yes, the brand that created the frizz fighting category is back at it with a new innovation. John Frieda Frizz Ease® 10-Day Tamer™ Pre-Shower Treatment has recently launched– this new technology lasts throughout 10 washes or 5 days and helps you to embrace your natural hair texture and own your curls, or rock a sleek straight style.

: For over 25 years, the John Frieda® Frizz Ease® brand has led the charge in the fight against frizz, delivering cutting-edge products that set the industry standard to tame frizz, and make unruly hair manageable and soft. Now, the brand announces our new way to banish unruly hair for longer than ever before with the Frizz Ease® 10-Day Tamer™. Just one use of the pre-shower treatment keeps hair smooth, silky and perfectly behaved for up to 10 days. Curl it, straighten it, or add some waves—your hair will be easier to style after just one use.

: The Tamer uses an exclusive 3D Texture Transforming Technology, penetrating into the hair’s fiber and taming each strand from the inside out. The formula’s unique ingredients work at the surface, cuticle and core of hair, creating maximum impact via three unique steps:

· First, it smoothes the hair’s surface and forms a barrier against humidity, preventing damp air from putting a kink in your style.

· Next, it works from inside the hair and helps create an additional humidity defense.

· Finally, it helps soften hair and increase its flexibility, leaving the hair fiber supple and ready for styling.

Upon application, the treatment immediately bonds to the surface and creates a durable shield, leaving hair completely transformed after use for up to 10 days or five washes.

: Apply the pearlescent gel to dry hair before you step into the shower, allowing it to fully penetrate. Let the treatment sit for ten minutes—then, turn on the water, shampoo and rinse, leaving behind smoother, sleeker strands that stay perfectly manageable for up to 10 days.


: Target and Ulta (June 2016)

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Memorial Day Skin Care DIY Recipes

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer – and prolonged sun exposure – which makes skin care crucial.

Here’s how experts recommend using Epsom Salt to treat your skin to a little pre- and post-sun TLC. (Also- how to help recover if you get too much sun.)


Celebrity skin care guru Ole Henriksen recommends exfoliating skin before sun exposure to trigger circulation and facilitate the elimination of toxins or impurities that may be trapped in your skin. This leaves skin smooth and soft, removes excess dead skin, and allows for better absorption and application of sunscreen or lotion.

Here’s his recipe for an at-home dermabrasion resurfacing treatment:

Shower Smoothie


4 oz. Epsom Salt
4 oz. Coffee grounds
1 tsp Eucalyptus oil
Sesame oil (enough to form smooth paste)


Mix the Epsom Salt and coffee grounds in a medium bowl, then add the oils and stir thoroughly until you have a smooth, not runny, paste.
Get in the shower, wet your skin and turn off the water. Use the palm of each hand to vigorously scrub your body, from neck to feet, for several minutes.
Rinse your body and enjoy your glow. Your skin should feel smooth and lifted.


After a day outdoors, cosmetologist Linda Ashbrook suggests soaking in Epsom salt for 20 minutes to relax tired muscles and soften dry skin. Add a few drops of aromatherapy oil, such as lavender or frankincense, to make it more relaxing. Adding Epsom Salt to your bath helps retain moisture, eliminate toxins and relieve stress.

Soothing Facial Mask


1 tbs Epsom Salt
1 tbs honey
1 tbs olive oil
3 drops lemon juice (for oily skin)


Mix all ingredients and apply to face.
Leave on for 5-10 minutes.
Rinse in a warm shower to wash away any impurities that have been drawn out from the Epsom salt.
Moisturize with lotion and enjoy soothed, smooth skin.

Relief from Mild Sunburn

Outside of taking an Epsom salt bath, doctors say there are two ways to use Epsom salt to reduce itching and dryness caused by mild sunburn. This can be especially helpful for hard-to-reach places or spots you accidentally skipped over when applying sunscreen: 

Make a compress by soaking a cotton washcloth in cold water mixed with two tablespoons of Epsom salt per cup. Then press to affected area. 

Create a paste by mixing one teaspoon of Epsom salt into one cup of hot water and then chilling the solution in the fridge for 20 minutes. Clean and pat dry the affected area, and then apply the paste.

Happy Memorial Day weekend to all!

Get The Look: Brooklyn Decker

Actress, model and the daughter of the “original hipsters” Brooklyn Decker, made the rounds promoting the new season of her hit Netflix show “Grace and Frankie”. 

Brooklyn’s longtime makeup artist, Tracy Murphy shares how to get the sexy, smoky ‘un-done’ look for her appearance last night on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”.


Tracy started by prepping the skin with Mario Badescu’s Rose Water Facial Spray and Clarks Botanicals Moisture Mask. Next, she applied Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation in color 123 and Shiseido Bronzer to warm her face up.

Since Brooklyn’s hair (done by Peter Butler) was super sleek and slicked back, Tracy wanted to focus her attention on the eyes. She used Lash Star Beauty’s Exacting Eyebrow Pencil to create a very prominent, over dramatized brow and a black kohl eyeliner to rim the lower and upper water lines of her eye to get that naturally smoky, smudgy and undone “model off duty” look. No lash look is complete without mascara, and Tracy used her own formula – Lash Star’s Full Control Mascara Duo, plus individual false lashes in the middle of the eye to open her face up.

Tracy finished Brooklyn’s look by mixing Lash Star’s Flash of Brilliance Skin Illuminator in Phosphorescence and the Modern Nudes Eyeshadow Quad in #002 to create a wet, shiny and dewy eye.

Tracy created Lash Star Beauty to have products in her kit that she knows work and that she actually wants to use. It is the first expertly designed line, focused solely on the eyelashes, that teaches women the techniques that demystify mascara application along with how to maximize their lash potential to change their lash game forever.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Dermatological Acne System

Did you know that a staggering 2 in 5 Americans with acne report that their current acne treatments failed to meet their expectations? Luckily, La Roche-Posay Effaclar Dermatological Acne System is clinically proven to reduce the number of inflammatory and non-inflammatory lesions, comparable to the leading prescription treatment.

La Roche-Posay has formulated the Effaclar Dermatological Acne System ($29.99, Drugstores) to help people of all ages clear up their dreaded acne. This new system consists of a dual action acne treatment lotion that is non-comedogenic, oil-free, fragrance-free and paraben-free.

June is National Acne Awareness Month and it is time to face the facts that acne is a medical condition that, in most cases, can be successfully addressed with the right treatments and medications. Acne can be caused by many different reasons including; hormones, bacteria, physical pressure and stress, but there is no one cause that attributes to acne. That is why La Roche-Posay has worked to come up with an upgraded acne solution that will benefit all types of skin, visibly within just 3 days.

Let’s fight acne and feel comfortable in our skin from the moment we wake up to the minute we lay down!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Pat McGrath Labs: Skin Fetish 003 at Sephora

Wow, Pat McGrath certainly has the Midas touch! I have confirmed information that when Skin Fetish 003 ($72) launched this past Tuesday, May 10th, 1 kit sold every 10 seconds for the entire day! 

Don’t worry, you can still get yours on and the following 7 select Sephora stores:

- NYC — Times Square
- NYC - Union Square
- Los Angeles — Hollywood & Highland
- San Francisco — Powell Street
- Las Vegas — Caesars Palace
- Houston — Houston Galleria
- Miami — Aventura

The run is limited edition. Once it sells out it’s gone forever, so I wanted you to be prepared and aware! Choose from the Skin Fetish 003 in Golden or Nude (sold separately).

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Shower Time Upgrade

Ahhh, showers (and I am not talking about rain showers, I am talking about the kind that can relax and soothe your body, mind and spirit). Whether it’s to wake up in the morning or unwind before bed, showers can be the best part of the day, especially if it involves these wonderfully natural products!

From florals, extracts to warm, soothing vanilla, boost your shower time experience with these cleansing essentials and ensure you will never want to step out!

KORRES Showergels provide a moisturizing effect and help maintain the natural moisture level of the skin. They contain emollients and humectants that provide a lasting moisturizing effect and help to maintain the natural moisture level of the skin ($19.50;

Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Vanilla Bean Creamy Body Scrub is formulated with crushed Madagascar vanilla beans blended with whipped shea butter and five nourishing essential oils. It whisks away dry, dead skin cells—revealing soft, hydrated, glowing skin ($40;

ESPA Purifying Shampoo is a natural plant cleanser that creates a rich and creamy lather that gently yet effectively removes excess sebum and product build-up without irritating the hair or scalp. Follow with the ESPA Nourishing Conditioner, which contains a protein-rich Soy, Wheat and Corn Extracts that cleverly imitate the natural amino acids in hair, ensuring it absorbs and retains moisture, leaving hair looking rejuvenated and healthy. ProVitamin B5 hydrates, soothes and strengthens, so even dry, brittle or heat-damaged hair looks and feels glossy and in beautiful condition! ($28 each;

Thursday, May 5, 2016

New from AVON: Big & Multiplied Volume Mascara

You can unleash your fiercest lash look ever with the new Big & Multiplied Volume Mascara from Avon. The new breakthrough formula separates, defines and volumizes each lash, while a revolutionary brush amps up lashes you never knew you had.

The Mascara

Say goodbye to clumps and smudges. Created with Smart SLIP Technology, this mascara’s groundbreaking formula, instantly defines each lash one-by-one for tangle free, clump free lashes. Suitable for even the most sensitive eyes, the mascara is clinically proven to reveal 43% more lashes, creating your most dramatic eye look. See the full potential of your lashes in a flash.

The Brush

Combining the best of a brush with your favorite qualities of a comb, this special detangling brush was designed for ultimate lash separation. Side-by-side volumizing and combing zones deliver the best possible definition for your biggest, boldest look yet.

Shades: Black, Brown/Black, Blackest Black

Price: $9

Where To Buy: Visit to locate an Avon Representative or to shop online.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Cindy Crawford Stuns at the Met Gala

Last night at the Met Gala, Cindy Crawford stunned in a custom Balmain design and her body-hugging look was punctuated by her date, none other than the man himself, Olivier Rousteing. Cindy’s glam squad, which included makeup artist, Jo Baker and hair stylist, Ward Stegerhoek created the perfect look to complement her futuristic ensemble – polished and radiant.

Cindy also shared a peek into her Jimmy Choo clutch. What does a super model bring to the season’s hottest party? Tequila and face oil, of course. Spotted inside her bag were the evening’s necessities – Meaningful Beauty Vitality Oil, Mini Casamigos Tequila, Rimmel lip color and press powder and Dentyne Pure Gum.

Even at 50 years old, Cindy still looks undeniably incredible. Her fountain of youth secret lies within her very own skincare line, Meaningful Beauty. Cindy attributes her glow last night to the line’s latest launch, Meaningful Beauty Vitality Oil. This highly concentrated facial oil is super light-weight – it helps to soften and smooth skin for a more radiant complexion. Formulated with vitamin C, Meaningful Beauty's exclusive orchid extract and botanicals, this anti-aging elixir helps address elasticity, firmness and hydration, reducing the visible signs of aging and helping to restore youthful-looking skin.

Get The Look: Poppy Delevingne

What a stunner Poppy was last night! Poppy Delevingne's sleek, shiny and LONG hair look for the Manus x Machina-themed Met Gala, created by celebrity stylist, Laura Polko (@laurapolko) was absolutely flawless!


Start with wet hair and spray in a light leave-in conditioner such as Sun Bum 3 in 1 Leave-In from roots to ends. Find product here.


Dry the hair completely dry and smooth using a smoothing brush and create a deep side part.

STEP 3*- optional

To add length and volume use 100% Remy hair clip in hair extensions that match your hair perfectly.


Using a combination of hair spray, oil and pomade and smooth the front and side on hair for extra hold and shine.


To accentuate the part of the hair, add in scunci Hair Shimmer in Gold and Silver directly to the deep part. Find product here.


Secure sides of the hair by hiding a color-match bobby pin on either side.

Get The Look: Rita Ora at the Met Gala

I thought Rita Ora looked absolutely stunning last night and her overall look- radiant!

See below for the beautiful look created by celebrity makeup artist Kathy Jeung for Rita Ora at last nights Met Gala using Rimmel London products.

Who: Singer Rita Ora 
Met Gala: Manus x Machina
The Look: Metallic goddess

The Inspiration: Celebrity makeup artist Kathy Jeung drew inspiration from Rita's silver, feathered, custom Vera Wang gown, adding a metallic pop at the inner corners of the eyes and a warm, bronze to help shape them. Kathy complimented the singer’s show-stopping eyes with glowing, sculpted skin and a slightly iridescent lip.

How to Get the Look:


Kathy prepped Rita’s skin with the Rimmel London Fix & Perfect Pro Primer, smoothing it onto her face to minimize pores and create a flawless canvas for foundation. She then blended Rimmel London Match Perfection Concealer Concealer in Light underneath the eyes to erase any signs of dark circles. Next, Kathy applied Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation in Golden Honey with a foundation brush and a damp makeup sponge. To contour Rita’s cheeks, Kathy applied Rimmel London Natural Bronzer in Sun Dance to the hollow beneath the cheekbone and blended upwards and then applied the blush from Rimmel London Sculpting & Highlighting Kit by Kate Moss in Golden Sands to the apples of the cheeks.


Kathy lined Rita’s lips with Rimmel London Exaggerate Automatic Lip Liner in Innocent and then applied Rimmel London Oh My Gloss! in Non Stop Glamour – a pale, shiny pink – for a slightly iridescent finish.


Kathy filled in Rita’s brows with Rimmel London Brow This Way Sculpting Kit in Mid Brown and finished with Rimmel London Brow This Way Styling Gel in Medium Brown to keep them in place throughout the night.

Using the Rimmel London Magnif’eyes Double Ended Shadow & Liner in Queens of a Bronzed Age, Kathy blended the bronze shadow into the crease and lower lash line. She then applied Rimmel London ScandalEyes Waterproof Eyeshadow Stick in Witness White to the inside corners of Rita’s eyes, blending the pencil out with Rimmel London ScandalEyes Waterproof Eyeshadow Stick in Guilty Grey. As a final touch, Kathy applied Rimmel London SuperCurler 24H Mascara in Black to lengthen and curl Rita’s lashes.

Where to Find Them: Rimmel London products are available at chain drug stores and mass retailers nationwide. Visit for store locations and to try the newest products with Rimmel London’s exclusive Virtual Makeup Tool.

Get The Look: Allison Williams

Fashion’s favorite night of the year has finally arrived – the MET Gala. Last night was surely a feast for my eyes as I loved the theme of Manus x Machina. With an arsenal of luxury skincare products from AMOREPACIFIC, celebrity makeup artist Gianpaolo Ceciliato curated a naturally stunning beauty look to complement Girls star Allison Williams’ intricate gown:

"To get the look, I first massaged theAMOREPACIFIC Green Tea Seed Treatment Oil into her skin as a primer before applying makeup, as this gets rid of any imperfections and creates a clean canvas for makeup application. I then applied the AMOREPACIFIC TIME RESPONSE Eye Renewal Creme.

I used the AMOREPACIFIC AGE CORRECTING FOUNDATION CUSHION SPF 25 in shade 104 on the center of her forehead, under her eyes and on her chin, then I used the same product in shade 204 to go all the way around her hairline, on her cheek bones and on her jaw to complete the contour. I then filled out the brows and added a lot of mascara with just a little smudge of eyeliner and a bold lip. Her eye makeup was nothing crazy - this look was more about the skin

The first brand to bring a cushion compact to market, AMOREPACIFIC’s luxurious new cushion, the AGE CORRECTING FOUNDATION CUSHION SPF 25 instantly primes and perfects with full, long-lasting coverage. Enriched with potent Asian botanicals, this beautiful formula not only creates skin that is flawlessly smooth and soft to the touch, but also nourishes skin with anti-aging ingredients. It’s no wonder Hollywood’s finest turn to AMOREPACIFIC to get red carpet ready.

Get The Look: Lady Gaga

NARS worked with celebrity makeup artist Sarah Tanno to create the 2016 Met Gala makeup look for Lady Gaga, who attended wearing Versace. Please see below for more details and the products used to achieve this look.

Beauty inspiration: “Fashion in an age of technology is something I feel Lady Gaga has been a huge influence on. When creating this look for her Versace design I wanted to do something that was more rock in a modern and futuristic way. I focused on highlighted skin and a bold red orange lip.”

Key NARS products used:

Fervor Dual-Intensity Blush | Desdemona Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow | Mineshaft Velvet Lip Glide (New for Fall 2016)
All products, except where noted, are available at

Monday, May 2, 2016

Get the Look: Claire Danes' Cinderella Hair from the Met Gala

One of my very favorite looks from the Met Gala tonight was definitely Claire Danes!

Claire’s hairstylist, Peter Butler, shared his “how to” for achieving her hairstyle using Infusium 23 Repair + Renew Collection and PRO Beauty Tools.

Start with washing the hair using Infusium 23 Moisture Replenisher Shampoo, followed by treating the hair with Infusium Moisture Replenisher Conditioner.

After towel drying, spray the Infusium 23 Moisture Replenisher Leave-In Treatment to protect from heat and styling, tame fly-aways and also get that undeniable shine!

Next, blow dry the hair using the PRO Beauty Tools 1875W Ionic AC Motor and a round brush going away from the face.

Use PRO Beauty Tools 1 ¼ Curling Iron just around the hairline to give hair beautiful glam curls. Then run fingers through the hair lightly to break it up.

Finally, pull hair back smoothly into a low pony tail. Twist the ponytail into a loose knot and secure with bobby pins for that final look.

Infusium 23 Repair + Renew Shampoo is rich with intensive hair-healthy ingredients to strengthen and reveal hair’s true beauty. The i-23 Complex®, enriched with provitamins, proteins and amino acids, pampers and promotes soft, healthy-looking, manageable hair.

Price: $6.99/16 oz.


Infusium 23 Repair + Renew Conditioner is reinforced with hair-healthy conditioners and shine enhancers to recharge, renew and deeply treat dull, damaged, stressed-out hair.

Price: $6.99/16 oz.


Infusium 23 Repair + Renew Leave-In Treatment reduces split ends and tames fly-aways. Improves the quality of hair over time and protects against breakages. Instantly detangles wet or dry hair.

Price: $6.99/8 oz.


PRO Beauty Tools 1875W Ionic AC Motor Dryer which uses Ionic Technology to expose strands to less heat and in turn, less damage, while retaining natural moistures for silky, frizz-free styles.

Price: $39.99


PRO Beauty Tools 24K Gold Plated Curling Irons provide advanced heat technology ideal for curling all hair types. The high direct heat styles hair quickly resulting in less heat damage from prolonged exposure to the curling iron.

Price: $21.99


Get the Look: Jourdan Dunn

One of the many wonderful looks tonight came from none other than the ever so beautiful Jourdan Dunn. Jourdan Dunn looked absolutely flawless at the Met Gala this evening and I have her skincare secret! Before makeup, Jourdan prepped her skin with the ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks ($85, which reduces fine lines and wrinkles in just 20 minutes.

The perfect pre-red carpet remedy, these miracle masks instantly give you a boost of hydration, which can be lost due to a hectic schedule, whether it be lots of travel, lack of sleep (or both!), so you can shine like your favorite fashion star!

Get the Look: Katie Holmes

DJ Quintero styled Katie Holmes’ hair for tonight’s Met Gala and I think she is looking just stunning!

Hair: DJ Quintero for Alterna Haircare [AC1]

Inspiration: Katie’s look is centered around dramatic faux lashes that her makeup artist brought in. “The whole feel became very Cher-esque; a 70’s throwback,” noted Quintero. He styled her hair long, straight and super-shiny, complimenting her black Zac Posen gown, shoes and Cartier jewels.

Get the look:

*Note – DJ also applied hair extensions

1. Prep damp hair by liberally applying Alterna Haircare Caviar CC Cream, for added manageability and smoothness

2. Blow dry using a thick round brush

3. Flat iron using a Sultra Beauty 1-inch tool

4. To hide extensions in real hair, apply Alterna Haircare Bamboo Smooth Kendi Dry Oil Mist to the areas where they meet

5. Use a small comb to part hair down the middle and create a super-long part

6. For moveable hold, smooth in a small amount of Alterna Haircare Caviar Anti-Aging Working Hair Spray