Thursday, March 23, 2017

Elemis: Pro-Collagen Eye Renewal

I am in constant search of an eye product to help reduce the fine lines surrounding my eyes plus lighten up the dark circles below them. I asked the Elemis team to suggest a product and this Pro-Collagen Eye Renewal Anti-wrinkle eye cream is said to be able to do the trick in as little as 28 days. 

As you know, I am a tried and true Elemis fan so I am excited at the thought of looking healthier and reducing the fine lines around my eyes. I admit that I get filler twice a year and still cannot get rid of the lines! I think hydrating that problem area just might be the solution I was looking for.

What Elemis says:

Clinically proven to visibly smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eye by up to 60% to reveal renewed, more youthful eyes.

Elemis, leading British spa brand and experts in results-driven, anti-ageing skincare introduce Pro-Collagen Eye Renewal, a next-generation eye cream with a breakthrough cream-gel texture and the newest addition to the highly acclaimed and globally successful Elemis Anti-Ageing System.

Pro-Collagen Eye Renewal (15ml/RRP $99.00) is an intensive eye cream containing a unique synergy of potent seaweeds and volcanic algaes that cleverly mimic the skin’s function for a visible restructuring effect on the eye area.

This revolutionary cream-gel texture is lightweight and glides on easily to dramatically smooth fine lines without overloading the delicate eye area or causing puffiness. Independent Clinical Trials verified that in just 28 days, this product visibly smoothes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area by up to 60%*, plus 67%* of women experienced a significant restructuring effect.

*Elemis commissions Independent Clinical Trials using the very latest scientific laser technology and data analysis. For Pro-Collagen Eye Renewal the complexity, depth and isotropy of the Micro-Relief and also the complexity, depth and volume of wrinkle were tested.

Elemis expert Noella Gabriel explains…

“Tired, puffy and lined eyes can age your face beyond your years. Pro-Collagen Eye Renewal is a non-invasive alternative to drastic measures for reducing signs of ageing under the eyes. It will deliver maximum visible, anti-ageing results to the delicate eye area in just 28 days. Puffiness is reduced, fine lines are smoothed and crows feet softened to bring a visibly renewed youthful definition back to the eye area.”

The Elemis Product Development Team in conjunction with leading doctors and skincare specialists have formulated this revolutionary product incorporating a regenerative synergy of four potent marine extracts:

Padina Pavonica – a potent algae that creates crystals of Calcium which in clinical trials shows an incredible anti-ageing effect on human skin. The active ingredients stimulate the production of Glycosaminoglucans (GAGs), which are responsible for the moisturisation, firmness and elasticity of the skin.

Blue-Green Micro Algae – extracted from Lake Klamath in Oregon, the world’s most mineral rich volcanic lake. This extract also contains a high concentration of Vitamin B, Amino Acids, Potassium and Magnesium which helps the skin to resist the effects of ageing.

Chlorella Vulgaris – a green algae which protects the collagen and elasticity of the skin to deliver a firming and restructuring effect whilst reducing puffiness. It also contains vital Proteins, Pectids and Amino Acids which are also found in the skin making this unique algae highly compatible with the skin.

Methylsilanol Munnuronate – an organic derivative of seaweed which binds moisture in the Epidermis, enhancing cell regeneration and helping to firm and strengthen the skin. Its excellent Anti-Oxidant properties also help to prevent the acceleration of premature ageing and have a visible restructuring effect on the eye area. 

I am excited to follow up with my results as this product looks promising and results driven.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Spring 2017: Pastels Are In!

Spring is here, yet on some days in NYC, you could hardly believe it to be true! I have rounded up some beauties from both Rimmel London and Sally Hansen to at least make you feel warm and pretty in pastels.

Rimmel London:

From the Kate Moss Nude’s Collection, these beautiful neutral pastels will add just the right amount of spring to your lips! Shown in shades 40 and 41

Price: $5.79

From the new Oh My Gloss Oil Tint Collection, this baby pink gloss will get your lips Easter Ready in no time!

Price: $5.99

Sally Hansen: Nail it! for Easter and Springtime with these beautiful shades from Sally Hansen’s innovative Nail Color Collections!

Color Therapy ($8.99): Shown in Rosy Quartz and Shea Dream

Miracle Gel ($9.99): Shown in Little peony, b-girl, Crème De la Crème and Sweet Tea

Insta-Dri ($4.96): Shown in Pink blink and Leaping Lilac

Complete Salon Manicure ($7.99): Shown in What in carnation, Jaded and Pardon My Garden

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Youth To The People Age Prevention Moisturizer Cream

Smooth, refine and hydrate your skin without weighing it down. Lighten up your routine with your favorite Youth To The People greens! Replace your heavy, winter moisturizers with the Youth To The People Age Prevention Moisture Cream, the lightweight gel-like formula that will give your skin a spring awakening.

Packed with kale, spinach, green tea & hyaluronic acid, this antioxidant-rich cream helps to refresh and restore the skin while protecting against free radical damage. Plus, it can be used both AM & PM, so you can lighten up your routine...and your beauty cabinet!

Available for $48 at 

New from ReGenesis

I am loyal to the Revitalash Cosmetics brand so it seemed only natural to read up on the newest hair products that are said to be results driven, too. 

Don’t limit the spring in your step to the upcoming warm season – add a boost of life back into flat, dull strands with the help of the ReGenesis Hair Enhancing System! 

From the same makers of cult-favorite lash conditioner, RevitaLash Cosmetics, comes the same must-have beautification enhancer for lush locks. Set out to defend tresses from aging, breakage and brittleness with its proprietary formulations, the exclusive BioPeptin Complex ingredient allows you to take control of your hair for some much needed life.

At the heart of the system is the ReGenesis Micro-Targeting Spray, which features an advanced, dual-phased formula with proprietary BioPeptin Complex® designed to enhance the appearance of volume and beauty of hair. Combined with essential nutrients, fortifying peptides, lipids and protective plant extracts, the Micro-Targeting Spray enhancer helps increase hair moisture balance, texture, shine and body for the appearance of thicker, healthier-looking hair.

Price: $149 / Availability:

The ReGenesis Fast-Absorbing Foam combines the proprietary technology of BioPeptin Complex® with the power of essential nutrients, fortifying peptides, lipids and protective plant extracts. This lightweight, easy-to-apply foam enhancer helps increase hair texture, shine and body for the appearance of healthier, more voluminous hair.

Price: $149 /Availability:

Monday, March 20, 2017

Spring Is In The Air: Restorative Skin Care Products

With today being the first day of spring, it makes for a timely article to highlight the restorative skin care powers of some of the most prevalent flowers, such as Chamomile, Hibiscus, Lotus Flowers and Orchids.

Highlighted below are the restorative properties of these beautiful flowers along with coinciding products from HydroPeptide, G.M. Collin and Amarte.

- Chamomilla Recutita: Has anti-inflammatory and skin soothing properties

HydroPeptide Pre-Treatment Toner

This age-defying treatment toner balances skin and gently exfoliates while brightening and evening out skin tone. Helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while brightening and evening out discoloration and toning and balancing without over-drying. ($42,

- Hibiscus: Revives skin and acts as an exfoliator and antioxidant

G.M. Collin Phyto Stem Cell + Mask

Promotes cellular vitality of the skin and helps delay the visible signs of aging. The overnight treatment intensely hydrates to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This formulation promotes the vitality of the skin, softens, replenishes and intensely hydrates to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. ($68.00,

- Lotus Flower: Soothes dry skin

G.M. Collin Hydramucine Optimal Gel

A light, alcohol-free, ultra-fresh formulation designed to increase the skin's water content and balance the natural oil secretions of normal to oily skin experiencing dehydration. ($62.00,

- Orchid: Soothes, conditions and brightens skin

Amarte Aqua Veil Hydrator

A cucumber-infused, ultra-light hydrator that releases droplets of pure H²0 onto the skin to form a protective veil. A toner and serum in one, this unique moisturizer gives skin a silky, youthful radiance. ($65,

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Get The Look: Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare

I think Christie Brinkley is aging in reverse! Everytime I see a photograph or interview of hers, I think to myself how wonderful she looks and also how she has such a vivacious personality. Her smile is infectious! I decided to test drive two of her favorite products and will follow up as it usually takes about two weeks to see results. I am on day 3 and love both thus far as one exfoliates and the other hydrates. 

Here's a little background you should know:

Christie has been exfoliating every day since she was 15, giving her a skin a natural glow. She also strongly believes in sun protection and wanted to take it one step further beyond UV protection and incorporated IR Defense in her skincare line since she loves being outdoors.

You can also achieve flawless skin by finding your own youthful glow from Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare

Below are Christie’s favorite products from her collection that she uses every day to get Sports Illustrated ready. These are also the two I have been using as well.

Christie Brinkley Complete Clarity Daily Facial Exfoliating Polish ($24 at

A creamy scrub that is gentle on skin yet gives a strong exfoliating action that refines skin texture, clear pores, removes dulling dirt and dead skin and stimulates skin turnover leaving skin feeling, purified, invigorated, and smoothed.


· Leaves your skin looking refreshed and smoothed
· Polishes to reveal a more radiant complexion
· Gentle enough to use every day, for all skin types
· Supports your skin’s healthy cell renewal process
· Provides long-term benefits that help rejuvenate the skin
· Non-irritating
· 100% vegan and Gluten-free

Christie Brinkley Recapture Day + IR Defense Anti-Aging Treatment ($69 at

Infused with award winning anti-aging ingredients and beyond UV sun protection, this clinically proven multi-level, anti-aging treatment helps correct the most visible signs of aging by supporting the skin’s natural anti-aging defenses and the natural production of collagen.


· Reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles
· Evens the appearance of skin tone
· SPF 30
· Fights multiple signs of aging for a smoother, firmer more radiant complexion
· 100% Vegan

*Recapture Day + IR Defense Anti-Aging Treatment have received the seal of recommendation from ‘The Skin Cancer Foundation’.

Friday, March 17, 2017

New from DESSANGE: Professional Hair Luxury Salon Restore Color Correcting Creme

Introducing DESSANGE Professional Hair Luxury 

Salon Color Restore Color Correcting Crème

California Blonde Brass Color Correcting Creme
 (shown here) was used on my tresses.

I have had everything done to my hair- single process color treatment, whole head highlights, twice a year keratin process, daily use of a flat iron, etc. and require special hair care to keep both the color and vitality of my tresses looking healthy. I often get brassy in spots, as I am platinum blonde, and this correcting creme was fabulous in toning down that orange-like color. I am glad that Dessange came out with this collection as we could all use help keeping our color treated hair looking it's best.

A symbol of French luxury and arbiter of the covetable ‘French Girl’ style, DESSANGE Professional Hair Luxury is the creator of some of most recognizable hair styles in history including the iconic “Coiffé-Décoiffé” – a tousled undone look created by DESSANGE Paris founder Jacques Dessange that was the style du jour for French icons like Brigit Bardot.

DESSANGE Professional Hair Luxury continues to lead the industry in prestige, at-home haircare with the launch of its newest color care product, Salon Restore Color Correcting Crème.

Specifically formulated for brunette colored-hair ( California Blonde for me), this correcting crème instantly reverses unwanted ginger and orange tones to preserve the intensity and depth of colored brown hair. The formula, which boasts Linseed Oil and a specific amalgamation of green dyes, nourishes strands for a healthy shine without silicone and neutralizes red pigments and undertones, restoring color to a fresh, radiant brown.

Suggested Use:

Once per week, apply a quarter-sized amount on wet hair from root to tip after shampooing. For longer, thicker hair, increase the amount applied. Let sit for 5 to 10 minutes and rinse thoroughly.

For optimal results, use in conjunction with the DESSANGE Professional Hair Luxury Salon Color Restore Shampoo and Conditioner. Alternate the Conditioner once per week with Color Correcting Crème. Apply the Salon Color Restore Top Coat Serum as a finishing touch, focusing on the ends of hair.


DESSANGE Professional Hair Luxury Salon Color Restore Color Correcting Crème is available at Target and CVS nationwide as well as for $11.99 ($13.99 at CVS).

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

New: Honest Beauty Jet Set Kit

In need of the perfect travel-friendly kit for your hair? Look no further as the Honest Beauty Jet Set Kit, the new travel-friendly set that will keep your strands healthy and hydrated on the fly, has arrived. Equipped with four take-anywhere minis for head-turning tresses, this new must-have set comes encased in a convenient clear pouch allowing you to breeze through the TSA check!

Honest Beauty Jet Set Kit ($29)

Available April 2017 on and includes the following:

Beyond Hydrated Shampoo

This luxurious shampoo washes away dirt, oil and buildup. Nutrient-rich coconut juice contains essential vitamins, proteins and amino acids to help hair look healthy and hydrated. Tocotrienols and niacinamide provide antioxidant benefits.

Beyond Hydrated Conditioner

Nutrient-rich coconut juice contains essential vitamins, proteins and amino acids to help hair look healthy and hydrated. Sweet almond oil helps to soften and add shine. Aloe vera provides antioxidant benefits.

Beyond Hydrated Moisture Milk Leave-in Conditioner

Detangle and condition with this moisturizing leave-in conditioner for luscious-looking locks. Nutrient-rich coconut juice and hyaluronic acid help hair look healthy and hydrated. Marine algae and almond oil help add softness and shine. White tea, tocotrienols and niacinamide provide antioxidant benefits.

Honestly Effortless Sea Salt Spray

Get weightless, beachy waves in a splash. Mineral rich Himalayan pink sea salt gives that “straight from the beach” undone wave. Algae extract, rich in amino acids, vitamins and antioxidants help provide your locks with nutrients.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

International Women's Day with ELEMIS

Happy International Women’s Day! 

Celebrate and support all women on this special day with the ELEMIS #SheInspiresMe campaign. ELEMIS is supporting the Women for Women International through sales of the Limited Edition Pro-Collagen Heroes Collection ($146, to help drive awareness of the #SheInspiresMe campaign and through a donation of £30,000 ($36,615).

This year, Women for Women is currently working with Syrian women refugees and Yezidi women who have fled ISIS in hopes to give them life-long skills and vocational training.

To join the #SheInspiresMe global campaign and help raise critical funds for female survivors of war, simply change your profile picture to the woman who most inspires you with #SheInspiresMe and tag 5 friends to encourage them to do the same.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

New from Cartier: Baiser Fou

The newest launch from Cartier is simply delightful! Baiser Fou ($95, 1.7oz) will have you ready for the warmer season ahead with its mischievous and feminine floral fragrance. This bright and irresistible fragrance, meaning “Crazy Kiss” in French, just hit shelves at Cartier Boutiques and

A new addition to the Baiser fragrance family, in-house perfumer Mathilde Laurent is telling the story of a new kiss in 2017 with a new woman: younger, passionate, a little bit mischievous, confident and playful. All about one sensual purple orchid along with a touch of white chocolate, creating the balmy fragrance of a lipstick.