Thursday, June 30, 2016

Get The Look: Anna Kendrick's Tresses

Celebrity hairstylist Craig Gangi used Leonor Greyl products to create Anna Kendrick’s perfectly textured blowout for the Los Angeles red carpet premiere of Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.

Craig has known Anna since her career skyrocketed after the release of the film Up in the Air. He knows her hair and knows what works. “Anna’s hair is naturally curly and fine, but she has a lot of it,” Craig says. “Curly hair tends to be dry so one of my favorite products for her is the Leonor Greyl L’Huile de Leonor Greyl.” Anna wore the oil overnight and shampooed it out on the day of the premiere. The cult-classic product “softened Anna's hair and gave it instant shine.”

There are some days when Anna’s happy to sit back and let Craig’s expertise guide the creative process. But for a big event like this, the hair is a product of teamwork. “It’s a group effort among Anna, the stylist and me. We all give input. It’s a big premiere, and we want her to feel her best so we work together to achieve that.”

Anna’s short Calvin Klein dress had what Craig calls a “futuristic, metallic” finish. “It almost looked leather.” The dress made a very modern statement, so Craig says he wanted to counter that with a beautiful, simple blowout. “It’s the kind of blowout every woman dreams of.”

To prep, Craig applied the Leonor Greyl leave-in styling cream Leonor Greyl Eclat Naturel. “It nourishes dry hair and adds a bit of texture and separation. You know how hair can sometimes look like a helmet? This breaks it up and adds movement. It's almost like next day texture, which looks great in photographs.” Craig finished his prep with a bit of Leonor Greyl Mousse au Lotus Volumatrice on the roots to add a little lift.

Using a round boar hair brush, he blew the hair out smooth, lifting at the root. As he dried each two-inch section, he’d pin it up. “I let the set cool off for five minutes, and when you remove the pin curls it creates volume but not curl.” He brushed out each section and sprayed with Leonor Greyl Voluforme, which “locked in the set without being stiff or sticky.”

"After brushing it all out I gave her a side part and pushed her hair behind her ears to show off her beautiful shoulders and the gorgeous strapless dress." The end result: “Imagine a Parisian woman leaving a salon after getting a great blowout.”

Craig’s tip for getting a perfect blowout every time: “Don’t use too much product. A lot goes a long way, especially with high-end products like these. Too much product weighs the hair down. Also, less product means hair is touchable, soft and effortlessly beautiful.”

Leonor Greyl products can be purchased at, and

Monday, June 27, 2016

Hair Trend Alert: Pink Tips, Ruby Red Hues and More

Move over beach blonde and sun-kissed highlights… pink, red, and burgundy are now the hottest hair color hues this summer. As seen on celebrities such as Bella Hadid, Bella Thorne, Lily Collins and Sarah Hyland, these new shades allow for a playful take on the typical ‘do.

Photos above courtesy of their prospective Instagram feeds. 

To shed light on the new trend, we tapped Kérastase Paris Consulting Hairstylist, Matt Fugate and L’Oréal Paris Celebrity Colorist, Kari Hill to share their haircare expertise. Below, please see Matt & Kari’s tips, as well as a list of at-home coloring kits and a curated selection of haircare products designed to help prolong and protect color.



· “If you look at your Instagram you will see that pastels and muted watercolors are super-hot right now. These soft, pretty pastel shades allow for you to take a little bit of a leap and try a brand new hair color that you might have not explore before. I have found that so many of my clients come in and want to do little touches of pastel color – peekaboo’s, highlights, ombré, etc. It is fun to play with the different options!” – Kari Hill, L’Oréal Paris Celebrity Colorist

· “Doing a summer hair color change is great. It can completely change your skin tone by adding warmth to otherwise stark skin tones which is better than a fake tan any day. When adding pastel tones to your hair can soften the appearance of dry over-processed blondes. Afraid to take the leap? Test the trend first with temporary colors that you can play with before committing to a hue.” – Matt Fugate, Kérastase Paris Consulting Hairstylist

Garnier Pink Pop

Color Styler can be used on all hair colors, types and textures. It also works on chemically treated and colored hair. The color result and length of time that it lasts may vary depending on your current hair color and condition. Color Styler is Intense Wash-Out Color with Revolutionary Color Coat Technology. The clay-based pigmented formula creates a thin color-coat on the surface of hair without damaging it. When dry, color does not rub off or stain clothes.

Price: $7.99, Available at mass retailers nationwide or

L’Oréal Paris Féria Pastel in 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 Féria now extends to a new Pastel Collection. The shimmering condition colour crème and Power Shimmer Conditioner create a look great for the whole head, ombré, or highlights. Also available in Smokey Blue and Lavender.

Price: $9.99, Available at and drugstores nationwide

L’Oréal Paris Féria Power Collection

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 Féria introduces the Power collection consisting of high-impact permanent shades. Taking transformative tint to the ultimate extreme with 3X the highlights this bevy of intense, style-setting power hues will leave women daring not to dye.

Price: $9.99, Available at mass, food and drug retailers nationwide



· “When coloring your hair in the summer, just be very weary of chlorine as it can drab down shades in a hurry so make sure if you're hanging out poolside you are soaking your hair with Elixir Ultime Crème Fine with UV filters to shield against unwanted discoloration.” - Matt Fugate, Kérastase Paris Consulting Hairstylist

DESSANGE Paris Color Restore Color Protecting Top Coat Serum

DESSANGE Paris introduces Salon Color Restore, a line that helps provide long-lasting shine conservation of color-treated hair. The innovative AHA + UV filter formula restores hair fibers for a smooth, shiny look, and helps prolong color vibrancy. This leave-in treatment with pro-vitamin B5 and anti-oxidant helps protect and preserve the beauty of colored hair.

Price: $11.99, Available at and Target stores nationwide

Kérastase Réflection Bain Chroma Riche

Kérastase Chroma Riche is created specifically for dry or highlighted color-treated hair. The collection reveals depth of color and shine intensity while leaving hair soft, supple and manageable via cutting-edge technology. The Aqua-Ionic System add moisture by weaving a hydrophobic film around the hair fiber, while the UV Filter and Vitamin E Derivative help to inhibit damage from UV rays. Bain Chroma Riche is a softening shampoo formulated to enhance luminosity and shine.

Price: $40, Available at and Kérastase Salons

Kérastase Réflection Masque Chroma Riche

Kérastase Chroma Riche is created specifically for dry or highlighted color-treated hair. The collection reveals depth of color and shine intensity while leaving hair soft, supple and manageable via cutting-edge technology. The Aqua-Ionic System add moisture by weaving a hydrophobic film around the hair fiber, while the UV Filter and Vitamin E Derivative help to inhibit damage from UV rays. Masque Chroma Riche is a softening treatment masque that protects color and softens hair.

Price: $62.50, Available at and Kérastase Salons

Kérastase Elixir Ultime Crème Fine

As with all Elixir Ultime offerings, Elixir Ultime Crème Fine is formulated with precious extracts. The Crème features: Pomegranate Extract + UV Filter to protect hair color, as well as White Flower Oil, which provides hair with daily fiber replenishment, frizz control, and deep hydration without heaviness. Elixir Ultime Crème Fine leaves an alluring scent on hair with a subtle, unique aroma. The fragrance combines marine top notes, floral middle notes and musk base notes.

Price: $42, Available at and Kérastase Salons

L’Oréal Paris EverPure Cleansing Balm

In an effort to bring women the gentlest hair care and superior manageability, L’Oréal Paris debuts its first Cleansing Balms to provide six essential benefits of a full haircare regimen – Cleansing, Conditioning, Treating, Detangling, Softening and Shine – in just one easy step. The EverPure Cleansing Balm is an alternative option to traditional shampoo and conditioner and helps deliver longer-lasting color for up to 32 washes. It features rosemary mint botanicals to give it that extra clean feeling.

Price: $11.99, Available at and drugstores nationwide.

Friday, June 24, 2016

New: Elemis Smart Cleanse Micellar Water

Even after washing my face, this new product from Elemis was able to remove even more dirt and impurities!

This refreshing and clarifying micellar water quickly cleanses the skin and removes both makeup and the build up of everyday skin pollutants. The product is enhanced with a complex of natural ingredients derived from Apple amino acids, Rosehip Seed oil and Indian Soapnut to lift impurities from the skin.

Planted exclusively for Elemis, the English Roses used in the water are hand-picked solely between June and August when they are at their aromatic peak.

Available for $39 at both and

Thursday, June 23, 2016

New: Honest Beauty Contour + Highlight Kit and Buffing Brush

NEW from Honest Beauty, Honest Beauty Contour + Highlight Kit and Buffing Brush that just hit shelves this week! Perfect together or on their own, here are the details on these two  new beauty bag essentials.

Contour + Highlight Kit ($34,

- The only contour kit you’ll need to sculpt and highlight like a pro in seconds. Two blendable contouring creams and a light-catching luminizer give instant radiance.

Buffing Brush ($34,

- The ultimate new power tool! Crafted with ultra-luxe synthetic hair fibers so you can buff, build and blend your way to a photo-ready finish. (Plus, the handle is made from 100% FSC wood).

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Urban Decay Launches New App and Snapchat Lens (Lens for TODAY Only):Vice Lipstick

Yes, Urban Decay just launched a Vice Lipstick app through iTunes as well as a Snapchat Lens. The Snapchat Lens will be live today ONLY so have lots of fun with it!

Vice Lipstick by Urban Decay

Try on all 100 shades of Vice Lipstick – Urban Decay’s BIGGEST lipstick launch EVER. With such a massive lineup, where do you even start? The Vice Lipstick app for iPhone will help you choose your gateway shades with six indulgent finishes. Use the live mirror to try on every shade you’re into, and experiment with the ones that’ll break you out of your comfort zone. This virtual experience lets you quickly test out tons of shades without having to apply, remove and reapply over and over. Just swipe to choose the shades you dig the most – you can even create an album with your top shades and share with friends to get their input (and then return the favor and vote on your friends’ top shades). The bonus? You can shop the shades right from your iPhone. Prepare to get hooked – download the Vice Lipstick app now.

Available: Free download on the App Store through iTunes


To celebrate the launch of the 100 piece Vice lipstick collection and its expansive range of shades, Urban Decay launched a Snapchat Lens for TODAY only. Let your lips do the talking! Follow me on Snapchat at NicoleMGordon9.

New from Katy Perry: Mad Love

I have nothing but #MadLove for Katy Perry! Introducing Katy as the flirtatiously mischievous cupid. She shoots an arrow and casts a spell on everything around her. Whimsical and fun, her powerful love potion is irresistible with Katy Perry’s Mad Love.

Addictive from the start, this playfully sexy floriental fruity fragrance opens with the succulence of Lady Apple Sorbet and Mara Strawberry blended to perfection with freshness of delicious Pink Grapefruit.

Middle notes of Peony Petals, smooth Sun-Kissed Jasmine, and the hypnotic pull of theBleeding Heart flower captivate the senses.

Indulgent warmth builds in the background with the allure of Coconut Wood, Skin Musk, and ever so sensual Sandalwood.

The essence of the Bleeding Heart flower is said to purify and strengthen the Heart Chakra, bringing an open-hearted attitude, soothing emotions, and and re-inviting the spirit of love into one’s body and soul.

Katy Perry’s Mad Love is now available at for $29.98.

Always a Classic: OSCAR

Over thirty years, Oscar de la Renta dreamed of creating a perfume that embodied the joy and sophistication of his designs. In 1977, OSCAR was born as his signature fragrance.

Feminine and floral, Oscar opens with a distinct sparkle, a citrus bouquet of Sicilian lemon, bergamot and citron. At its heart are Egyptian jasmine, orange flower and tuberose. A combination of heliotrope, musk, tonka bean and vetiver give Oscar a warm, long wearing base.

Available for $87 ( EDP Spray- 100ml) and $67 (EDP Spray- 50ml) at Oscar de la Renta boutiques,, Bloomingdale's,, Saks Fifth Avenue and

Game Changer: Surratt Beauty Surreal Skin Foundation Wand

When Troy Surratt first launched his line, I wanted in. Now, I am so glad I was a fan from the start. This new Surreal Skin Fondation Wand is simply incredible! #gamechanger

Pump the bottom lightly and out comes the foundation! The bristles are fantastically designed to create a flawless finish.

Available in 15 spellbinding shades for $65 each, this can be purchased at Barney's New York,, Sephora, and Net-A-Porter.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Were you there? Ralph Lauren's 888 Madison Fragrance Salon Launch

Yes, Ralph Lauren celebrated the launch of The Collection Fragrances and 888 Madison Fragrance Salon just last week in NYC!

WHAT: On Tuesday, June 14, Ralph Lauren celebrated the introduction of The Ralph Lauren Collection Fragrances and the opening of the first-ever Ralph Lauren Fragrance Salon at the 888 Madison Avenue Ralph Lauren flagship store.

The Collection Fragrance Salon is a new, permanent destination, drawing on the signature richness and warmth of Ralph Lauren’s boutiques and home designs. Customers will be offered unique one-to-one consultations to engage and guide them on a scent journey through the ‘worlds’ of Ralph Lauren. An additional immersive experience is found on the new Collection Compass app, which provides details on inspiration, craftsmanship, products and accessories.


Photos courtesy of BFA. 

The Ralph Lauren Collection Fragrances feature 10 Eaux De Parfums inspired by the spirit of the destinations that have most influenced Ralph Lauren. Crafted from noble ingredients of the highest quality, each fragrance is composed around a signature scent emblematic of one of Lauren’s luxurious settings, including A Portrait of New York, Riviera Dream, A Legacy of English Elegance, Song of America and Treasures of Safari.

WHO: Ralph Lauren Fragrances was joined by top fashion and beauty influencers and tastemakers including:

· Arielle Charnas, Something Navy

· Blair Eadie. Atlantic-Pacific

· Helena Glazer, Brooklyn Blonde

· Zanita Whittington, Zanita Studio

· Krystal Bick, This Time Tomorrow

· Jamie Beck, Ann Street Studio

· Andrea Maria, Dear Milano

· Ronja Furrer, Ralph Lauren Icons Campaign Model

· Glenda Bailey, Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar

· Stellene Volandes, Editor-in-Chief of Town & Country

· Joyce Chang, Editor-in-Chief of SELF

WHERE: Ralph Lauren - 888 Madison Avenue (72nd Street Entrance), New York City.

Friday, June 17, 2016

RevitaLash Cosmetics Makes Summertime Easy

Summertime makes living easy, which means less makeup and more time at the beach (for some, not me, but yes, I do wear less makeup)! RevitaLash Cosmetics has everything you need for a bold look in less time with the Hi-Def Tinted Brow Gel and Defining Eyeliner that makes eyes pop all day long no matter how much relaxing you do!

Defining Eyeliner

Define the beauty of your natural eye contours for a stunning, eye-popping finish. This richly pigmented, long-wear eyeliner saturates eyelash line with high impact stay-true color while conditioning skin for smooth, gentle application without skipping, pulling or tugging.

Price: $28 


Hi-Def Tinted Brow Gel

This multi-tasking eye-brow setting gel helps to control, condition, and enhance brows for immediate and dramatic results. It sculpts and defines eyebrows to create a fuller look, while filling in areas that may be sparse or damaged. In addition, the Hi-Def Tinted Brow Gel conditions brows to protect from breakage, and create soft and naturally beautiful brows. Available in Soft Brown and Dark Brown.

Price: $32


Get The Look: Laura Prepon

Orange is the New Black is back! Below is natural beauty goddess, Laura Prepon, and her look from last night's premiere of Orange Is The New Black.

Prepped with a kit of Mineral Fusion’s vegan and vegetarian cosmetics + skin care, celebrity makeup artist Tina Turnbow embraced the blues and mastered the perfect combination of brilliant bold and a natural glow.

At the center of this beauty look was Mineral Fusion’s lightweight, full coverage Liquid Foundation. This luxurious, full-coverage mineral foundation blends easily for naturally flawless skin that won't feel heavy or greasy, which is why both Laura and Tina turn to it for an irresistible glow:

I started off with Mineral Fusion’s Liquid Foundation to lay the base for the look. This product worked so well. I used Neutral 2 to warm up her cheeks and Neutral 1 to highlight the different areas of her face. I like to work with different shades to play around with the contours of her face, and these shades worked so well with her skin tone since she’s so fair. We finished her look with blue eye pencils and shadows as well as a nude lip to complement her beautiful navy ballerina dress.”

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

SinfulColors® Partners with The Trevor Project: Pride Parade Float

WONDERFUL NEWS ALERT: SinfulColors® Partners with the Trevor Project & Presents Their First-Ever Float in New York City’s Pride Parade Featuring Performance by European Pop Sensation, Era Istrefi

WHAT: ​Celebrating pride, unity & love, and supporting self-expression, SinfulColors® announces a partnership with The Trevor Project – the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24 – and presents their first-ever float in New York City’s renowned Pride Parade later this month. 

Headlining the float activity, international singer and songwriter, Era Istrefi, will perform her worldwide hit Bonbon. This chart-topper, predicted by Shazam to be one of the songs of the Summer, has generated over 93 million YouTube views, 40 million Spotify streams and is on Shazam’s Top 20 list globally. The English version of Bonbon will be introduced to the US market later this Summer, and Era, who draws frequent comparisons to Rihanna and Sia, is hard at work in the recording studio. Collaborating with some of the industry’s top writers and producers responsible for hit singles by stars like Justin Bieber, Usher, Chris Brown, Zayn and more, Era’s debut album is planned for late 2016 or early 2017.

Additionally, two nail experts will be on the float offering visitors a complimentary accent nail using SinfulColors NEW! Pride Collection. 

Each of the eight shades captures the energy and passion of freedom and love, and while every bottle is individually beautiful and unique, together they form a rainbow – united in color. The Pride Collection shades are available separately, as well as a complete collection packaged in SinfulColors’ creative, new, clutch-like Purse Pack.

WHO: ​SinfulColors® – the nail color brand recognized for quality, innovation, and on trend, expansive color offerings. For 25 years, the SinfulColors® cosmetics brand has been the go-to for the color enthusiast who relies on color as a means of self expression, who is eager to break with tradition, and is primed to color outside the lines™.

SinfulColors® is:

• #1 Rated Long Wear Nail by Leading Consumer Publication (2014)
• #2 in US Mass Market Unit Sales (2015)
• Made in the USA (with international packaging)
• 5 Free (Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, DPB, Camphor)

WHERE: ​Parade route begins at 36th Street & Fifth Avenue, and ​ends at Christopher & Greenwich Streets.

For more information, please visit

WHEN: ​Sunday, June 26, 2016

​​Parade begins at 12:00 pm

FOLLOW: ​For brand news and updates on SinfulColors® social media:

Twitter: @SinfulColors_NP
Instagram: @SinfulColors_Official
Facebook: /SinfulColors

Great Summer Friday Beauty Deals In NYC!

Listen up! See below for Summer Friday Beauty Exclusives & Deals in NYC, all available now through Labor Day.

Here are the locations for quick reference:

· Blushington Makeup & Beauty Lounge: Le Parker Meridien Hotel -119 West 56th Street

· Warren-Tricomi salons: Flatiron – 125 Fifth Avenue; Madison Avenue – 117 Madison Avenue; The Plaza Hotel – 1 West 58th Street

· The Institute at Erno Laszlo: 382 West Broadway

Blushington Makeup & Beauty Lounge

In 2015, the famed Los Angeles Makeup & Beauty Lounge expanded, opening its doors in New York City in Le Parker Meridien Hotel (119 West 56th Street). The premier makeup service destination lounge transforms the professional makeup experience from a special occasion luxury to an everyday necessity that's both affordable and convenient, all in a fun atmosphere. Their expert makeup artists provide a wide range of services (including eyelash extensions, faux lash applications, brow maintenance, and more) and looks that are ideal for a night out, bridal makeup parties, showers, bachelorette parties or something a bit more natural for your everyday life. Also offering makeup artist classes, you’ll learn from the makeup pros on how to apply makeup so you can experience the Blushington way every day. And now, with their Blush On The Go service, a Blushington makeup artist can travel to your home or office at your convenience.

Enjoy the below exclusive summer offerings at Blushington:

· Faux Lash Fridays – Every Friday through Labor Day weekend, receive acomplimentary faux lash application (valued at $22) with the purchase of any Full Face makeup application. Choose from individual or strip lashes to enhance and define eyes.

· The Peel Bar Beauty Rx by Dr. Schultz & Blushington’s “Bon Voyage Lovelies” Peel – Now through September 5th, bring in your boarding pass within 21 days of travel to revive tired, dehydrated airplane skin. Enjoy Dr. Schultz’s famed Beauty Rx 40% glycolic professional peel in just 2 minutes without any irritation, downtime or cost of a doctor’s visit. Normally $225 at Dr. Schultz’s office and only $50 at Blushington, if you take advantage of this promotion, you’ll receive another $20 off for a total cost of only $30 for gorgeous, glowing skin. *Boarding pass applicable for one-time discount.


Treat your hair to the extra love it needs this summer at Warren-Tricomi. Master colorist Joel Warren and master stylist Edward Tricomi are authorities in the world of hair with their unrivaled expertise setting trends and defining beauty across the globe. Joel’s talent for customized hair color and Edward’s high precision dry cuts make the Warren-Tricomi Salons a top beauty destination in New York City.

Enjoy the below exclusive summer offerings atWarren-Tricomi salons:

· Complimentary Deep Conditioning Treatment – On Fridays now through Labor Day weekend, enjoy a complimentary deep conditioning treatment with any haircut or color, across all salon locations. Call or book online and mention ABPR x WT to secure your appointment.

· Buy One, Get One: Now you can take your favorite products home with the salon’s new buy one, get one promotion. On Fridays now through Labor Day weekend, purchase any Warren-Tricomi product and receive another Warren-Tricomi product of your choice on us.


· Flatiron – 125 Fifth Avenue
· Madison Avenue – 117 Madison Avenue
· The Plaza Hotel – 1 West 58th Street

The Institute at Erno Laszlo

Drawing on nearly 90 years of expertise to create unparalleled results, The Institute provides customized skin assessments and facials that are unique to every client’s needs. Rather than selecting from a menu of services, treatments are expertly tailored for precise results. Nestled in the heart of New York City’s SoHo neighborhood (382 West Broadway), The Institute is the manifestation of expertise, attention to detail and the best in individualized attention. Each facial treatment starts with a thorough skin analysis, followed by Erno Laszlo’s multi-step deep cleansing system with a combination of anti-aging facial massage techniques, collagen boosting serums and advanced technology treatments. Curated from knowledge and observation, the experience utilizes a variety of therapies that include Medical-Grade Microdermabrasion, Oxygen Treatments and Light Therapy.

Enjoy the below exclusive summer offering at The Institute at Erno Laszlo:

· Post-Vacation Hydration Treatment – Now through Labor Day, treat yourself with an exclusive summer facial created specifically to get skin in check after a little fun in the sun. Whether at 30,000 feet or poolside on vacation, skin encounters many unusual stressors. High temps, dry air and UV exposure can leave skin looking and feeling lifeless, dull and dehydrated. Following a comprehensive skin analysis, an Erno Laszlo Skin Therapist will provide a 75-minute treatment with a range of products and tools to help restore lost hydration and radiance. $425 for the facial and a mini bespoke skincare ritual to take home; Appointments can be made by calling 212.300.4111 or

The treatment protocol includes:

Cleanse – Heat, humidity and natural skin oils can clog pores leading to breakouts; a prescribed cleansing oil and bar will deeply cleanse

Facial Microdermabrasion – Slough off dead and dull surface layers while stimulating collagen production

Massage – Timeless Skin Serum is massaged into skin in preparation for extractions and to rebuild cell integrity and increase hydration

Oxygen Blast – Rejuvenate skin that has been exposed to the sun, pollutants and other toxins while helping to fight acne breakouts

Masking – Hydra-Therapy Memory Sleep Mask is applied and is deeply absorbed into skin via an ultrasonic technology device; afterward the cooling and deeply hydrating Hydra-Therapy Skin Vitality Treatment is applied to restore and hydrate

Body Microdermabrasion – While the masks penetrate skin, microdermabrasion is used on the neck, décolleté and arms

Light Therapy – Every treatment finishes with 15-20 minutes of light therapy

LED Light Therapy – Based on NASA research, LED light frequencies increase new tissue growth, stimulate collagen production and reduce fine lines

Bioptron Light Therapy – The Institute is one of the few places in NYC where this type of light therapy is available; Bioptron is a localized light, giving the opportunity to treat a specific area and is clinically proven to reduce fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone

Home Care – Every client will leave with a mini bespoke skincare ritual to maintain glowing results, which includes Phormula 3-9 Balm, the ultimate remedy for sun exposed skin, Hydra-Therapy Sleep Mask the perfect nighttime (or in-flight) solution for refreshed skin

Monday, June 13, 2016

Get The Look: Miss Pop for OPI at MOSCHINO LAFW Resort '16

How fun is Moschino and how fun are Miss Pop's nails you ask?! Take a took to replicate the look yourself....


Nails: Miss Pop for OPI

1. Apply one coat of Infinite Shine Primer.

2. Paint 5 of your nails at random with two coats of bright magenta Infinite Shine Don't Provoke The Plum. Then paint the other five with two coats of tangerine orangeInfinite Shine No Stopping Me Now.

3. Pour a little Infinite Shine To The Finish Lime onto a plastic palette or piece of tin foil. Dip a large dotter or back end of an eyeshadow brush into the gel lacquer. Then, gently dab it down on a nail to create the perfect dot.

4. Repeat step 3 on all 10 fingers. Make the dots on a random place on each nail.

5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 with Infinite Shine Wild Blue Yonder.

6. On the orange nails, repeat steps 3 and 4 with Infinite Shine Don't Provoke the Plum.

7. On the magenta nails, repeat steps 3 and 4 with Infinite Shine No Stopping Me Now.

8. Pour out a little Infinite Shine Silver On Ice onto your palette. Using a smaller dotter or ball end of a bobby pin, create small silver centers in each colorful dot.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Fun Summer Products!

With summer finally here, thoughts of barbeques, lounging poolside, and long holiday weekends are taking over our day dreams as we enter into these warmer months. No matter what your plan is for the 4th of July, show your love for the red, white and blue with these beauty essentials that were born right here in the US of A!

Each of Mineral Fusion’s nail polishes are created with the brand’s fabulous antioxidant-rich, 100% vegan formula. This chip-resistant lacquer provides flawless color and coverage free of harsh chemicals. Apply with Mineral Fusion’s extra-thick brush for the ultimate polished polish with every application.

Available for $7.99 at Whole Foods Markets nationwide and

The ActivESSENCE™ Time Release Fragrance Mist is the first of its kind to offer up to 12 hours of long-wear fragrance experience plus instant refreshment and skin-loving benefits. The brand’s groundbreaking technology provides “Time Release” microencapsulates which extend the wear of fragrance, leaving skin soft, desirable, and fresh all day long.

Indulge in these new scents from ActivESSENCE™:

· Exotic Cheery Blossom
· French Vanilla Lavender
· Tropical Coconut Coast
· Moroccan Orchid & Amber

Available for $7.99 each at Walgreens, CVS,,,

Introducing, Chassis: The first and only premium men’s care line specifically engineered for better performance down there. This revolutionary collection consists of superior formulations that work together to keep men fresh, dry and comfortable every day and through even the most extreme situations.

Comprised of a Shower Primer, Premium Powder, and Extreme Cream, this innovative line is formulated with powerful ingredients like Hops (yes, hops!) and Pumpkin Seed that your man will dig.

Chassis for Men is available for $18 each (or $49 for all three) at and

VENeffect Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 15 enhances collagen production, helps reverse sun damage and dramatically improves skin elasticity while offering broad-spectrum protection from harmful UVA/UVB rays. With the ongoing push to work SPF into every day skincare, this product’s lightweight formula is an easy way to ensure skin is protected while still providing the benefits of a true moisturizer and without leaving behind a white cast.

Available for $145 at NeimanMarcus.comand

Boka Natural Toothpaste

Toothpaste doesn’t need to taste like chemicals or lather up your mouth to do its job. In fact, conventional toothpaste often uses unnecessary (sometimes harmful) ingredients that just don’t add up to a healthy mouth. Boka’s Natural Toothpaste is made in the USA and is free from fluoride, SLS, triclosan, parabens, and artificial ingredients. Now, that is something to smile about!
Price: $8.00, 4 oz. Tube


Jack Black Sun Guard Sunscreen SPF 45

Protect your skin with Sun Guard SPF 45. An oil-free, very water and sweat resistant, vitamin-enriched lotion that won’t run or drip into your eyes. The quick-absorbing formula with exceptional staying power makes it a must-have accessory for sports professionals and weekend warriors. Sun Guard Sunscreen SPF 45 stays on in the most extreme conditions, so nothing gets in the way of your outdoor performance.

Jack Black is proud to be made in the USA and all of its products are cruelty-free. Each product is carefully formulated using the very finest ingredients, combining the latest technologies with time-tested natural remedies to create formulas that are not only effective, but also lightweight and non-greasy. Nothing complicated, nothing cosmetic, just superior skin care.

Available for $10 (1.5oz.), $21 (4oz.) at

Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral Sunscreen Brush SPF 30

This water resistant, broad spectrum sunscreen makes protecting your skin easy, 365 days a year. Perfectly portable and easy to reapply, it offers powerful SPF 30 UVA/UVB protection with sheer, natural-looking coverage and 80 minute water resistant protection. Made in the U.S.A. this sunscreen brush is a Fourth of July beauty staple for sun safe celebrations in the warm sunshine!

Available in Fair, Medium, Medium Shimmer, Tan and Deep for $57 at and

Go red, white and smooth this 4th of July! The eos lip balm smooth sphere is 95% organic, 100% natural, and paraben and petrolatum free. Packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter and jojoba oil, eos keeps your lips moist, soft and sensationally smooth.

Flavors include:

Summer Fruit
Blueberry Acai
Strawberry Sorbet
Honeysuckle Honeydew
Sweet Mint
Medicated Tangerine

Available for $3.29 each at Target, Walmart, Walgreens and

EO Certified Organic Body Serum

Organic Body Serums from EO® are made from exotic, transformative plant oils that revitalize dry skin and restore radiance. Virgin Coconut Oil, Argan Oil and Avocado Oil are just a few of the organic plant oils that are carefully blended with pure essential oils to nourish and replenish your skin. These organic, botanical extracts will leave your skin looking smooth, soft and radiant during the hot summer months and can be used on their own for before lotion for a thoroughly moisturizing experience. Available in 01 Revitalizing and 02 Restorative. All EO Products are made in Marin, California in their sustainable manufacturing plant.

Available for $21.99 each at

Everyone Nourish Shampoo and Conditioner

After spending time facing the sun, wind and sand your hair will certainly need a little Nourishment. Nourish Shampoo has an extra boost of moisturizing plant extracts for added hydration with Quinoa protein and Coconut Extract. With a delicious Coconut and Lemon scent your hair will feel more refreshed than ever. The Nourish Conditioner hydrates hair with Quinoa and Abyssinian Oil for extra shine and naturally beautiful hair. All EO Products are made in Marin, California in their sustainable manufacturing plant.

Available for $12.99 at

Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant

Looking for all-day odor and wetness protection from a natural product? Say hello to Schmidt’s Deodorant.

Available in five alluring signature scents, Schmidt’s Deodorants have earned their reputation as the only natural deodorants that actually work to keep you dry from day to night with just one application. Available in both stick and jar application, their award-winning formulas made in Portland, OR ensure odor and wetness protection that allows for the body’s natural process of sweating while still keeping you dry. Amazingly, Schmidt’s effectiveness not only matches that of chemical alternatives, but actually outperforms them without the use of aluminum or other unfriendly chemicals. Vegan, gluten-free & cruelty-free.

Available for $8.99 at & select Whole Foods

Kleenex Facial Cleansing Wipes

These facial cleansing wipes are the perfect companion for Fourth of July activities with an exclusive combination of multilayered, textured fabric and gentle cleanser, infused with a pro-vitamin complex. Great to toss in any cosmetic bag, these wipes are designed to give the natural radiance of a freshly washed clean in just one step. For all skin types. Dermatologist tested. Alcohol free.

25 Wipes & Refillable Dispenser–$7.99

Refill Pack–$4.99

Available at

COOLA Classic Face Sport SPF 50 White Tea Moisturizer

Protect and boost your skin’s defense against aging caused by the sun with this antioxidant-infused, Farm to Face sourced broad spectrum SPF 50 sunscreen. Designed for the sensitive skin of your face, this high performance, 80 minute water resistant formula is crafted with 70%+ certified organic ingredients and features in invigorating natural white tea scent. Infused with Organic Evening Primrose and Linseed Oils, known to even skin tone and balance moisture, and Safflower Oleosomes, which provide lasting hydration, this sport face sunscreen keeps up with your active lifestyle.

Price: $32.00


Monday, June 6, 2016

Weekend Necessities: What You Need

Wow, the heat is on! Going to the beach this weekend, escaping that city heat? I have the perfect products for you to pack in your getaway bag! AQUIS, Conair, scunci, DDF, Josie Maran and The Organic Pharmacy should all be a part of your beauty routine this summer. It is certainly part of mine.

AQUIS Lisse Luxe Hair Towel, $30.00

This is the perfect towel for normal hair. Lisse Luxe also excels at curly hair, fine hair, damaged hair and any hair that needs gentle treatment. New generation Aquitex improves absorbency and comfort. Wraps and tucks easily leaving hands free while hair dries. Dries fast with less friction, to minimize frizz and damage.

Conair Detangling Brush, $5.99

No more knots—designed to work with both wet and dry hair, this trio of vibrantly colored brushes conquers even the toughest tangles. The soft, flexible bristles evenly distribute conditioner throughout hair, and help to gently detangle knots without tugging or pulling

Scunci Everyday & Active Multi-Wear Hairband, $7.99

One hairband, five chic looks. Wear this convertible band as a hat or headwrap; style it as a skullcap or scarf; or go for a classic look with a headband. Made with a super comfy, extra stretchy fabric, it can change looks as quickly as you do.

Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil Light, $48

This legendary, lightweight oil, grown organically in Morocco, is rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids. Use it as a fast absorbing daily moisturizer, or to heal and condition everything from cuticles to split ends. Perfect to use on dry skin and dry hair after being in the sun all day

The Organic Pharmacy Tan Accelerator, $69.00

Develop a rich deep tan faster with Betacarotene and Kapi Kacchu extract with less sun exposure. Keep your glow after the weekend is over with this tan accelerator.

Now, go have fun as B.I.O.A. has you covered! 


Yes, you read the above title correctly!

Introducing 7 new monarch-magnificent shades to the Miracle Gel™ lineup!

Give your nails the royal treatment! Sally Hansen Miracle Gel™ will keep your manicure looking majestic with up to 14 days of color and shine. The revolutionary, #1 zero light gel manicure system boasts seven new splendid hues in its “Royal Splendor” collection. The Miracle Gel™ 2X Volume Top Coat must be used in tandem with the Miracle Gel shades to experience the long-lasting benefits of its no-light curing technology.

The “Royal Splendor” collection features seven new regal shades:

● Plush Blush This powder pink features a Hall Of Mirrors-esque iridescence

● Frill Seeker Stop searching, you’ve arrived at the perfect resplendent, creamy-peach shade

● Regal Rosé Wine and dine — or let them eat cake — in a sparkling pale peony

● Mauve-olous Take the throne in this beige-tinged medium-pink tone

● Off with her Red! Hold court with this vibrant, true red

● Can’t Beet Royalty Bring it to the boudoir in this rich maroon

● Prince Char-mint A refreshingly Versailles-worthy pale verdant hue

When applied over the Miracle Gel™ shades, the Miracle Gel™ Top Coat volumizes as it protects – more chip-resistant than regular nail polish! Once applied, this gel top coat provides a high-gloss finish and mirror shine. The result: The look of a gel manicure at home, without the trip to a salon! Miracle Gel's two-step application is super-simple. First, apply two thin coats of Miracle Gel™ color to clean, bare nails. Then, apply one coat of the Miracle Gel™ Top Coat. Natural light cures the polish, yielding a manicure that resembles a UV / LED cured gel polish. It removes easily with regular nail polish remover.

Price & Availability: The Miracle Gel™Royal Splendor Collection, SRP $9.99 each, hits shelves beginning July 2016.

Kat Burki Skin Test

I wanted to share the "Absorption Test" from nutrition and skincare expert Kat Burki, founder of the super popular skincare line that uses cold pressed ingredients, sold at Bloomingdale's and Nordstrom.


Burki says the best say to tell if your skin wants or needs a product is to place it on the back of your hand. If your body craves the active ingredients (the same way we crave vegetables) it will quickly absorb. If the product just sits there and does nothing it means your body is rejecting it and not only will the product not be effective, it may cause breakouts and inflammation because it doesn't agree with your body chemistry. 


Burki recommends checking all your skincare products starting with lightweight formulas such as Kat Burki's Rose Hip Revitalizing Serum which contains an anti-inflammatory blend of B5 Vitamins such as Arnica Lavender, Calendula and Chamomile with Aloe and Cucumber to soothe skin, increase hydration and support the skin's recovery process before moving to heavier creams such as Kat Burki's award-winning Vitamin C Intensive Face Cream which adds Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil to smooth and firm the skin while brightening and supporting natural collagen production.  All Kat Burki products are made with the finest cold-pressed ingredients so the maintain maximum effectiveness. 


Tune In Tonight on QVC: Lavanila

Tonight at midnight tune in to QVC where Lavanila’s founder Danielle Raynor will be live your for chance to purchase an amazing, QVC exclusive Lavanila Deodorant set!


Get aluminum-freeparaben-free odor protection with this four-piece set. Enjoy two fresh scents, Vanilla Coconut and Vanilla Grapefruit, in both travel and full sizes.Formulated with antioxidants and essential oils, they provide protection andnourishment whether you're home or away. For a $44 value, this set features four Deodorants for $26.50!



This exclusive set is also available at

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Father's Day Gift Ideas

With Father’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to share a few cool gift ideas for Dad from Cartier, Tweezerman & Elemis to give this Father’s Day.

Check out these masculine must-have’s that make the perfect addition to his grooming kit...


· New! Declaration EDT Fraîche ($96, 3.3oz, Cartier retailers & Cartier boutiques) – A chic new take on the original fragrance, this invigorating scent is balanced with notes of cedar and cardamom with a thrilling dash of bergamot


· G.E.A.R Essential Grooming Kit ($30, – For head to toe grooming, this kit has everything he needs including tweezers, nail clippers, facial hair scissors and multi-use nail tool


· Pro-Collagen Marine Cream for Men ($80, – Formulated for men, this instantly hydrating, anti-ageing moisturizer firms, smooths and helps improve the appearance of wrinkles