Friday, December 22, 2017

Honest Beauty Picks for The Holidays

Happy Holidays! Below are two color products Jessica Alba will be using this holiday season. From a rich burgundy lip to a touch of shimmer on the eyes, Jessica’s go-to picks are perfect for pulling off a subtle yet festive makeup look.

Honest Beauty Truly Kissable Lip Crayon in Mulberry Kiss ($18, &

Get mistletoe ready in a swipe with this creamy color infused with moisturizing properties for your most luscious lips
Honest Beauty True Velvet Eyeliner in Truly Gold ($16,

Layer this universally flattering shade on top of other liners for eye-catching dimension or as a metallic accent.

Wishing you all a very wonderful holiday and cheers to 2018!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Eylure x Vegas Nay Collaboration: Just In Time For The Holidays

Eylure is teaming up with beauty vlogger, Vegas Nay to launch two new brow palettes to help you achieve your #browgoals! The new collection will be available on starting December 18th. The collection includes a Brow Powder Palette and a Brow Highlighting Palette. Together, the palettes have everything you need to create mesmerizing, enviable brows.

Vegas Nay Brow Powder Palette ($19.99) - This gorgeous Brow and Shadow Pro-Palette has nine intense custom colours and a brow primer. 

The palette includes: 

Warm and cool shades for blonde, brunette, and black brows. An unpigmented creamy primer to intensify pigment further and prolong wear. A double-ended applicator with an angled brush and tapered spoolie for grooming.

Available: starting 12/18

Vegas Nay Brow Highlighting Palette ($14.99) -This highlighter kit has six highly-pigmented shades. 

This palette includes: 

Six matte and shimmer powders in pink, gold and bronze shades. An applicator with a rounded sponge and brush for a professional finish.

Available: starting 12/18

NEW: Blenderelle® Sponge Makeup Storage

Just in time for the holidays! This product was of complete interest to me as I always store my beautyblender's in their original packaging once cleaned and dried. The new Blenderelle® is said to solve makeup sponge storage problems, keeping blenders looking fresh, making them healthier for the skin and also said to be virtually kept cleaner for longer periods of time.

It’s case solved this week for beauty mavens fearful of breaking out after using bacteria-ridden sponges and tired of throwing away grimy makeup blenders as the game changing Blenderelle® hygienic storage solution drops two fabulous new colors.

A sell out when it first launched earlier this year, Blenderelle® is an innovative antibacterial storage solution all shaped make blenders. With beauty buffs from as far afield as the Asia, Europe and Australia snapping up the original pink and pearl designs, the elegant and practical Blenderelle® is now back, smarter and more stylish than ever with the Blenderelle® Pro in sleek black gloss and an ultra-fashionable, limited edition metallic rose gold.

Both covetable new Blenderelle® colors provide the best possible protection for any makeup blender. Just as no two glam goddesses are created equal, Blenderelle® knows that everyone has their own personal preferred style of makeup sponge – both the black gloss and metallic rose gold Blenderelle® are designed to hold all popular shapes and sizes, perfectly.

While many crave the flawless finish, a dirty damp makeup blender is a breeding ground for contamination and bacteria which can clog pores and irritate skin. The new Blenderelle® designs pack powerful protection into their elegant form and include EPA registered antimicrobial. This reduces the risk of cross-contamination and controls odor-causing bacteria. The elegant tulip shape incorporates vents in three area (at the top, middle and base) allowing air to circulate and the sponge to dry while stored.

With a twist opening mechanism, level feet to double up as a storage stand, clutch-bag friendly sizing and the choice of glossy black or metallic rose gold, the new look Blenderelle® is perfect for anyone who wants to blend, defend and go.

Sam Palmer, CEO and founder of Blenderelle® said, “We are beyond excited to launch the latest Blenderelle® colors! The original two options sold out so much quicker than we had anticipated but since then, we have been working on our two stunning new colors. We’ve listened to our customers and thanks to their feedback, came up with glossy black and the limited edition rose gold, which is already a massive hit. I set out to create Blenderelle® in 2015 and after launching, earlier this year, I quickly realized the extent of the frustration from other makeup sponge users and the desperate need for a case. The journey so far has been very exciting and rewarding to realize we really are solving the worlds dirty sponge problems! . We wanted to ensure we nailed the new colors and make them our best yet - and we are confident we have! They have arrived just in time for the holidays and make the perfect stocking stuffer.”

Blenderelle® Pro in sleek black gloss and the limited edition metallic rose gold are priced at $16, with free shipping and are shipped in beautiful packaging ready for gifting or glamming.

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About NYC Designed

NYC Designed is a leading provider of innovative cosmetic tools and storage solutions. The company’s mission is to provide beauty enthusiasts with premium quality products. Its Blender Bud™, Blenderelle®, and Nail Caddy™ make life easier when it comes to the daily makeup routine.

Friday, December 8, 2017

John Frieda and the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year: Ultra Violet

Pantone announces Ultra Violet as the 2018 color of the year. A color that represents originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking – which makes it the perfect new color and look for the iconic John Frieda Hair Care Frizz Ease collection. In this house we have been using these products for years as they have kept our tresses looking both healthy and voluminous.

John Frieda Frizz Ease has been on shelves for over a quarter of a century, keeping their innovative and revolutionary products the leader in fighting frizz. Whether it’s a cult classic that smooths hair for every look or a shampoo that moisturizes and hydrates, John Frieda Frizz Ease is there for you no matter what you need.

Frizz Ease Secret Weapon Touch Up Crème ($6.99): Smooth frizz and flyaways instantly—anywhere, anytime—for a flawless, shiny finish.

Frizz Ease Daily Nourishment Shampoo + Conditioner ($5.99): Give your hair a daily dose of hydration with this duo that provides humidity resistance, breakage reduction and improved conditioning. With this shampoo and conditioner, you will keep your hair continuously soft, silky and smooth. 

Frizz Ease Air Dry Waves Styling Foam ($9.99): Achieve your desired soft, natural and touchable air-dry waves that you can run your fingers through.

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