Showing posts with label Beauty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Beauty. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Dior Makeup Celebrates Valentine's Day with Rouge Dior

For Valentine's Day this year, Dior is decorating the iconic rouge Dior lipstick with Christian Dior's signature lucky star. The lipstick will also be decorated with romantic hearts, making it more than just a lipstick, but a staple for every Dior enthusiast.

Created and curated by makeup artist Peter Philips, who is the current creative and image director of Dior makeup, the lipstick will possess both a couture color and comfortable wear that epitomizes modern glamour. The colors for this lipstick include: 999 Emblematic Red, 520 Feel Good and 080 Red Smile.

Housed in an elegant metallic case, this is destined to make an excellent Valentine's Day gift to virtually every woman including all of you women out there that want to buy yourself something special.

Dior Beauty celebrates Valentine's Day
this year with Rouge Lipstick in the
shade "Emblematic Red 999".

Dior Beauty celebrates Valentine's Day
this year with Rouge Lipstick in the
shade "Feel Good 520".


Dior Beauty celebrates Valentine's Day
this year with Rouge Lipstick in the
shade "Red Smile 080".


Who else is excited about these amazing red lipsticks? Why does 2019 keep getting better? Where will you be this Valentine's Day? For more information, visit Dior today.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

La Nuit Tresor by Lancome

La Nuit Tresor by Lancôme
Lancôme is one of the biggest and best beauty brands in the world today. As one of the largest lux makeup brands right now, this prestige brand also creates the finest in skin care, body care, nails and fragrance. In fact, I have tried an array of perfumes from this fabulous French line and recently, I had the opportunity to try and wear the La Nuit Tresor parfum from the brand.

Launched in 2015, this classic staple is described as Lancôme's first fragrance of its kind, as the brand refers to this as the first "gourmand woody floriental" but has been compared to the original Tresor which was released in 1990. Love at first smell? But the real question is: what did I think?

PROS

What I loved originally about this fragrance was the packaging, as it embodies a black diamond. This symbolizes both mystery and elegance, which I really find intriguing. I really love how the pink depicts an expression of love. The black ribbon with the Lancôme brand logo definitely adds character to the packaging. The bottle alone tells a story. Although this fragrance doesn't stand up like your traditional scent holder, it is aesthetically significant as it stands out among other fragrances. It can definitely decorate the space it invades.

And speaking of invasion, the silage of this fragrance is incredibly powerful. It is very concentrated compared to other fragrances, as a little goes a very long way. A lot of powerful silage smell staples tend to have an alcoholic undertone due to the heavy alcohol used in them, which I do not like, but this fragrance still stands after hours of wear without that strong smell. The staying power is definitely a reason to both love and appreciate this fragrance too as this will last hours upon hours.

The top notes of this fragrance are described as being pear, bergamot, and tangerine. The middle notes include: vanilla orchid, black rose, passionfruit, and strawberry. The base notes of La Nuit Tresor are patchouli, vanilla, papyrus, caramel, praline, licorice, coumarin, litchi, coffee and incense.

When I first smelled this fragrance, I notice the praline and caramel notes first. The very notes that are evident are the gourmand notes (praline, caramel, vanilla, coffee, etc.) followed by the patchouli which holds this lavish Lancôme addition together. I don't really smell the bergamot that much in this fragrance and although the balsamic note is there, it doesn't take over the fragrance at all. If you were to combine Armaf's Signature fragrance with Vera Wang's Princess Night and Juicy Couture's limited-edition Gold fragrance, the result would be this one.

Lancôme does not test on animals. If you are one who embraces the cruelty-free concept, you will not only appreciate this product, but value it that much more.

CONS

I love sweet fragrances; however, as of late, I am really enjoying the gourmand scents paired with the floral and earthy notes. The notes in this fragrance tell a story that is sultry, seductive and edgy. If you are into lighter fragrances, you will not enjoy this. This is a very potent perfume that is heavily concentrated with a plethora of notes. If you are into clean scents, this fragrance is also not for you.

This fragrance does not smell like candy or your favorite sweet treat, so if you love fruity things you may not find this one to be your favorite. This is a fragrance I would not recommend to a child or even a young teen. As La Nuit Tresor is a heavy fragrance, I wouldn't recommend wearing this perfume to your 9-to-5 job, unless you intend to use just one spritz near your palm and your neck.

If you are into organic and natural fragrances or fragrances that are free of chemicals, you are not going to find the La Nuit Tresor appealing. Although they are cruelty-free, there are several lab created ingredients in this product including multiple dyes. If you are sensitive to ingredients such as: alcohol, diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl, ethylhexyl, gerianiol, and methoxycinnamate, this is not a fragrance for you. For the full list of ingredients, go here.

Would I recommend this fragrance? Absolutely. Would I use this fragrance again? Yes. For more information about the La Nuit Tresor fragrance, please visit Lancôme today.


FTC: Honest review of the Lancôme La Nuit Tresor fragrance. All opinions are my own. No affiliate links used.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Get the Hair: Lady Gaga at 76th Golden Globe Awards

Lady Gaga at the 76th annual
Golden Globe Awards
on Sunday, January 6, 2019.
(Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
Today is the 2019 Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton located in the heart of Beverly Hills. So much is going on this evening as many talented people are up for quite a few awards including, Lady Gaga who has been nominated for several tonight. The talented and beautiful actress, singer, songwriter and producer stunned the red carpet wearing a pastel blue Valentino gown inspired by Cinderella. As mother monster's makeup looked amazing, most of us could not get over how glamorous and chic her hair looked.

Tonight Lady Gaga's hair was styled by the world-renowned, celebrity stylist Frederic Aspiras who used quite a few products to make her hair shine for the star's biggest night.

Aspiras shared with me, "First, I used the Joico Blonde Powder Lightener to create the brilliant blonde look." In addition to this particular product, the celebrity stylist shared that he used the Joico Color Intensity in both 'Sky' and in 'Rose' mixed with a clear mixer to create a Cerulean Blue, which complemented Gaga's Valentino dress.

As the world-renowned stylist continued, he used the Joico Blonde Life Brightening Veil throughout the star's hair. Then, he continued by combing through her hair. "I took the ghd detangling comb and combed through her hair. Then, I used the ghd natural bristle radial brush in size 1 and did a full blow-out using the ghd air hair dryer." Using high heat, Aspiras, then ran the ghd Platinum+ Styler through Gaga's locks before applying the Joico Body Shake Texturizing Finisher throughout her hair.

Using the ghd oval dressing brush, the celebrity stylist put her hair into a ponytail before wrapping her hair into a partial half bun, leaving her hair parted to each side of her hair. Then, Aspiras curled the ends of the hair using the ghd soft curl iron.

To finish the look, the Aspiras applied the Joico Humidity Blocker Finishing Spray.

 Will Lady Gaga win tonight? I don't know about you, but if 'Shallow' doesn't win the Golden Globe Award, I don't think I would trust this awards show.

Congratulations! You have just re-created Lady Gaga's hair look for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards. #GoldenGlobes

Get the Makeup: Anne Hathaway at 76th Golden Globes

Anne Hathaway at the 76th annual
Golden Globe Awards on Sunday,
January 6th 2019.
(Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
Anne Hathaway always looks amazing when she hits the red carpet. Although Hathaway is not nominated this year, the Golden Globes winner knows a thing or two about the Golden Globes red carpet where she stunned and shined earlier this evening. Wearing a leopard-print styled glam gown by Elie Saab from the 2019 Spring collection, the beautiful brunette looked uniquely chic. As her hair looked fantastic, her makeup really stood out. Courtesy of her talented makeup Beau Nelson.

“Anne’s stylist chose the most exquisite leopard print dress for the carpet so we did modern clean beauty with the hair and makeup. I gave Anne a softly sculpted eye anchored by a liquid black line and soft feather lashes paired with a soft peachy pink lip and cheek. Classic modern elegance.” – Beau Nelson shared with me.

So, is it possible to re-create Anne Hathaway's makeup look? Absolutely.

First and foremost, Nelson prepped Hathaway's skin. Using the Armani Beauty Crema Nera Supreme Recovery Oil, the celebrity makeup artist applied this product to the stunning starlet's face focusing on the jawline and the cheekbones. Performing a very subtle lymphatic massage, he then, applied the Armani Beauty Crema Nera Light-Reviving EyeCream under the eyes where he used a gentle tapping motion.

As the world-renowned makeup artist continued, he applied the Armani Beauty Light Master Primer on Hathaway's face. Then, he applied the Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Foundation to any all areas which were necessary using shade 2 in the inside part of the face and shade 4 on the outer areas, blending seamlessly with a foundation brush.

Then, the celebrity makeup artist dabbed the Armani Beauty High Precision Retouch in 2 under the eyes to brighten. He used a thin brush applicator which he further blended by gently tapping the area with his finger. As Nelson continued, he used the Armani Beauty Compact Cream Concealer in Light-Medium which he only applied to the redness areas of Hathaway's face including any blemishes.


Next, Nelson applied the Armani Beauty Neo Nude A-Contour under the cheekbones and jawline to give dimension to Hathaway's face followed with a swipe of the Armani Beauty Neo Nude A-Blush in 30. Using a fluffy powder brush, the celebrity makeup artist used the Armani Beauty Neo Nude Compact Powder Foundation in 3 on the beautiful brunette's "t-zone" area.

The eyes are what really stands out in this look. For the eyes, Beau Nelson Beau used the Armani Beauty Eyes To Kill Eye Quattro Eyeshadow in 2 Avant-Premiere and applied
it softly to the crease just before blending it slightly, sweeping upwards. As he continued, he used the Armani Beauty Eyes To Kill Proliner (limited edition) in Black. To finish the face, he applied several coats of the Armani Beauty Eyes To Kill Classic Mascara in 1 Black along with a touch of Armani Beauty Smooth Silk Eye Pencil in 12 on the inner rim of the eye.


To complete the entire look, the celebrity makeup artist applied the Armani Beauty Smooth Silk Lip Pencil in 4 to define the beautiful star's lips just before filling them in. Finally, he used his finger to pat on Armani Beauty Rouge Ecstasy Lipstick in 303 Dragee for a soft peach lip.

Congratulations! You have just re-created Anne Hathaway's makeup look for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards. #GoldenGlobes

Charlize Theron 2019 Golden Globes Look

Charlize Theron at the 76th annual
Golden Globe Awards on
Sunday, January 6, 2019.
(Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
Charlize Theron looked absolutely gorgeous this evening on the red carpet in her black and white gown courtesy of Christian Dior and jewels courtesy of Bulgari. Nominated for her role in Tully, this blonde beauty proves why she is at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards tonight. As her makeup looked amazing, her hair did also. But the real question remains - is it possible to re-create her entire look at home? The answer is: Yes.

SKINCARE

In order to create an amazing makeup look, it is very important to start with a great canvas to work with. For this particular look, it is essential to use Dior Beauty products, as Theron is one of the official models for the brand. For this look, Dior Beauty personally recommends the new Dior Capture Youth New Skin Effect Enzyme Resurfacing Water (or solution) to exfoliate and tone the skin. To moisturize, Dior Beauty recommends Dior Capture Youth Intense Rescue Age-Delay Revitalizing Oil Serum.

MAKEUP

Priming is essential when creating any makeup look as it prevents your face from fading, flaking and melting. To prime the skin, Dior Beauty recommends using the Dior Capture Totale Dreamskin Advanced. To re-create Charlize Theron's look, the brand also suggests using Dior Diorskin Forever Perfect Foundation to even out the skin.

Contouring works to sculpt, shape and even enhance your features. To re-create this look, the Dior Backstage Contour Palette in #001 Universal was used to do just that for the 43 year stunning starlet.

For the eyes, Dior Beauty recommends applying the Dior Backstage Eye Palette in #002 Cool Neutrals. Charlize Theron's eyes really popped this evening and one of the reasons why is because this gorgeous glammer loves her Dior Diorshow Mascara in #090 Pro Black.

To finish the makeup look, Dior Beauty recommends utilizing the Dior Backstage Lip Palette in #001 Universal Neutrals.

HAIR

Charlize Theron's hair.
(Photo by Adir Abergel)
Charlize Theron's hair was styled by the talented, world-renowned celebrity stylist Adir Abergel. Abergel went with a very timeless yet edgy style to complement her Christian Dior dress. For the inspiration behind this hair look, he shared, "The color blocking in the dress inspired me to create complimentary contrast in the hair with the half up style. I played with dual textures; high shine in the back with soft texture through the front."

For this particular hair look, the celebrity hair stylist created a deep side part using the ghd air hairdryer to blow dry with a brush. Abergel, then, used the ghd platinum+ styler where he flat ironed the blonde beauty's hair into sections.

As he continued, he applied a de-frizzing cream smoothing from Theron's roots all of the way to her ends. Taking a clip, he clipped Theron's hair away from the top and side swept the rest of her hair away, creating a very timeless yet modern look.

To complete the hair look, the celebrity hair stylist took sections of the Tully star's hair and secured it from just the crown with an elastic. Then, Abergel used a black thread and needle to lock the hair into place. To hold the look, he applied a generous amount of hair spray.
 Congratulations! You have just re-created Charlize Theron's makeup look for the 2019 Golden Globe Awards. It wasn't so hard was it? #GoldenGlobes

Get the Makeup: Emily Blunt at 76th Golden Globes

Emily Blunt at the 76th
annual Golden Globes on Sunday,
January 6, 2019.
(Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
The beautiful and talented Emily Blunt is up for a Golden Globe for her role as Mary Poppins. I don't usually enjoy remakes; however, I loved Blunt as Mary Poppins. As I know no one can replace Julie Andrews, she is as close to the role as it gets. Earlier this evening, the beautiful starlet shined on the red carpet wearing a gorgeous Alexander McQueen dress. Her makeup look was created by the talented Jenn Streicher who was heavily inspired by the beautiful actress's dress.

"Emily's beautiful look was very much inspired by her dress which had incredibly intricate, medieval-inspired embroidering. I wanted to create a very 'Joan of Arc' or something quite 'warrior-like' but still beautiful and soft using metal tones against dewy skin," Streicher shared with me. "I brought a lot of dress metal tones into her makeup."

So, is it possible to re-create this look at home? Absolutely.

First and foremost, the celebrity makeup artist prepped the Mary Poppins actress with the Dior Capture Youth New Effect Enzyme Resurfacing Water (or solution). As she pressed this product into Blunt's skin, she applied the Dior Youth Intense Rescue Age-Delay Revitalizing Oil Serum followed by the Dior Capture Youth Age-Delay Advanced Eye Treatment.

To prepare the skin, Streicher applied the Dior Capture Totale Dreamskin Advanced before applying the Dior Diorskin Forever Foundation in the shade #1N. The world-renowned makeup artist then applied some drops of the Dior Youth Intense Rescue Age-Delay Revitalizing Oil Serum to the foundation as she wanted the application to be very fluid. "I like to paint the foundation onto the skin and blend it using a Beautyblender," Streicher shared.

As the celebrity makeup artist continued with the makeup look, she applied the Dior Diorskin Forever Undercover Concealer in the shade #010 Ivory to Blunt's face where some areas needed a little extra coverage, which were around the eye and nose area. Then, she applied the Dior Backstage Contour Palette in #001 Universal on the apples of the beautiful starlet's face before adding the Dior Diorskin Rosy Glow in #002 Lolli'Glow also. To finish the face, Streicher used the Dior Nude Luminizer Lolli'Glow in #008 Pink Delight.

So, what about the eyes?

The world-renowned makeup artist started the eyes with the Dior Diorshow Mono Professional Eyeshadow in #554 Minimalism. Using a brush and water, Streicher applied this all over the beautiful actress's lids and some below the lash line. Taking a crease brush, she blended the product into Blunt's crease. To create the stunning silver glam, Streicher used the silver shade from the Dior Backstage Eye Palette in #002 Cool Neutrals directly into Blunt's crease.

As Streicher continued on with the makeup look, she applied several coats of the Dior Diorshow Maximizer 3D Triple Volume Lash Plumping Primer directly onto Blunt's lashes before applying several coats of the Dior Diorshow Mascara in #090 Pro Black. She ended the eyes using the Dior Diorshow Bold Brow in #011 Light. "I like to brush the brows up and lay them in the right direction. This allows the brows to be coated, creating a fuller brow look," Streicher shared.

For the lips, the celebrity makeup artist used the Dior Lip Sugar Scrub in #002 Raspberry just shortly after applying the Blunt's skincare. This was to prep her lips for color, as Streicher says this will create a very smooth canvas to work with. It is also great for easy application too.

To finish the entire look, Streicher created a custom lip for the Mary Poppins star using the Dior Backstage Lip Palette in #001 Universal Neutrals where she utilized both the pink gloss and beige gloss shade in the palette.

Congratulations! You have just re-created Emily Blunt's 2019 Golden Globes makeup look. #GoldenGlobes

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Today LeBody launches in the United States

LeBody Form
In the world of beauty news today, Korean beauty brand LeBody has launched here in the United States. As one of the most high-tech, innovative brands in the world today, LeBody utilizes both LED light therapy and EMS mid-frequency, as well as, electrical ionization and micro-current technology to revive and refresh both your body and your face. Featuring targeted devices including LeBody Form (for the body) and LeBody Face (for the face), this world-renowned K-Beauty brand has a mission to make your skin look and feel amazing using only advanced beauty science.

Capturing only the latest and greatest in beauty technology, this Korean beauty brand continues to create portable beauty essentials that not only change your skin, but your life also. And as an internationally known trend leader, LeBody wants to bring those luxury lavish devices you see in doctor's offices to your home.

In fact, Ace Lopez the marketing manager of the brand recently shared, "our goal at LeBody is to take the high-end, advanced technology you see in luxury doctors’ offices, and bring that into the homes of people around the world." He continued, "with our targeted face and body devices, we are continuing to pioneer new methods of body slimming, skin lifting and generally improved health."

Why LeBody?

The portable face device LeBody Face uses electrical ionization and micro-currents to stimulate elastin in the skin for an instant lifting effect, while absorbing active ingredients. This device also rearranges collagen and improves the elasticity in your skin while restoring your skin's natural acid mantle. All you have to do is apply the cream and gel, before taking control of the hand-held device and switching it from the blue light to the red light. Then, just go evenly over your skin with an upward stroke. The results are not only instantaneous, but long-lasting too.
LeBody Face


Not just for the face

Utilizing only EMS mid-frequency, the LeBody Form device helps increase energy consumption, so it works to burn fat components in the body by directly stimulating, strengthening and activating those muscles for only slimmer results. The application embraces simplicity and is very easy to use as all you have to do is apply the high-quality LeBody cream, place the convenient device on the problematic area, lock in the secure strap and go on about your day.

For more information visit LeBodyUSA today.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Get the Look: Dior Men 2019 Pre-Fall Show

Photo by Lorenzo Dalbosco/Dior
(used with permission)
In 1947, Christian Dior had a vision to become one of the world's biggest fashion empires, when he debuted his first collection. As we look at what has become of this world-renowned fashion house, we see nothing short of panache, epitomizing only elegance in both the world of fashion and the world of beauty. And as gusto as the Dior was then, today in 2018 his legacy lives on. Dior's newest collection for Pre-Fall 2019 was designed by Kim Jones and presented in Tokyo, creative and image director of Dior, Peter Philips created a dramatic yet cyber-chic look which he says is inspired by the great science-fiction classic "TRON".

So, is it possible to re-create this look at home? Absolutely.

First and foremost, the internationally known groomer prepped the models skin. Using only Dior beauty products, his goal was to keep the models' skin as hydrated as possible. "I hydrated the skin well with the Dior Homme Dermo skincare line." Philips applied the Dior Invigorating Moisturizing Emulsion followed by the Dior Pore Control Perfecting Essence and the Dior Anti-Fatigue Firming Eye Serum.

Then, Philips used the new Dior Backstage Line and Face Body Foundation. "This foundation helps obtain even skin and a clear complexion. I like it because it has an ultra-light texture and creates and incredibly natural impression," he shared with me. To complete the makeup portion of the look, he used the Dior Backstage Brow Palette followed by the Dior Diorshow Brow Styler.

The look created was used to complement the innovative fashion designs for the collection. "I created these silver 3D designers, some of which have a rainbow glimmer to replicate the new Dior Logo created by Kim Jones for this new Pre-Fall collection," Philips shared.

As the Dior groomer continued, he applied the actual Dior logo to some of the models just on the nape of the neck. He decided to go with a more abstract approach, so Philips applied individual letters just below the ear, as well as, on the forearms, the back of the hands and even on some of the fingers. "I wanted the look to have more of a metal sheath, as my goal for these futuristic decorations was to create a very 'robotic-chic' effect," Philips added.

The hair was styled by stylist Guido Palau, who gave the models a very structured look. For this look, Palau wanted to create a very futuristic yet cyber-rock effect with controlled volume.

This completes the grooming look for the Dior Men 2019 Pre-Fall Collection. For more information visit Dior today.


FTC: Press article for Dior. No affiliate links used.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Holidays 2018: 5 beauty gifts under $5

J.Cat Beauty Sparkling Palette in Jibiri.
It is official, the holidays are here. With only a little over a month until Christmas, there is a lot to do until the bells ring into the most anticipated day of the year. When you glance at the list of people you have to buy for this year, you notice a lot of people are unchecked. After routine examination, you realize most of them are beauty lovers.

The only problem is, you have a budget of $5. What do you buy? But the question remains; however, is it possible to spend less than $5 on a beauty gift? The answer is: absolutely. So, what are 5 beauty gifts under $5?

ULTA 'What We Love' Skincare Favorites - This incredible gift set features your favorite beauty essentials from all of your favorite skin care brands. You will receive the CeraVe Moisturizing Cream (0.15 oz.), the ULTA Beauty Collection Strawberries & Champagne Hydrating Glitter Peel Off Mask (0.25 oz.), the SheaMoisture Daily Glow Priming Moisturizer (0.21 oz.), the Yes To Detoxifying Charcoal Mud Mask (0.33 oz.), the Biore Charcoal Self Heating One Minute Mask (0.25 oz.), the Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water (1.05 oz.), the Simple Kind To Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes (7 count) and the Pacifica Beauty Super Green Detox Kale and Charcoal Facial Mask (0.67 oz.). ($4.99 at ULTA Beauty)

Sephora Collection 'In The Blink and Eye' Eyeshadow Palette - This palette includes not one, not two, but three eyeshadows which are neutral and easy-to-wear. Plus, they are in a practical size which means you get a lot of product for the price point. The next time you are at Sephora or happen to go over to the official site, you may want to check out this budget friendly gem. ($5.00 at Sephora)

J. Cat Beauty Sparkling Palette - Are diamonds really a girl's best friend or is it just the sparkle that is? If that is the case, this palette is every girl's best friend. This palette features five gorgeous glitter cream shades that really make a statement. With 12 choices to choose from, this is the perfect present for under $5. ($4.99 at J. Cat Beauty)

HASK Coconut Oil Nourishing Gift Set - What does everyone really want for Christmas? Gorgeous hair. This set is one of the best beauty gifts you can give this holiday and it is under $5. This set includes two Coconut Oil Nourishing Deep Conditioners (1.75 oz.) and one Shine Oil Vial (5/8 oz.) ($4.49 at ULTA Beauty)

Scunci Hair Gems - Whether you are looking to glam up your style for the holidays or simply searching for that special gem that accessorizes your entire hair look, this is definitely the one. The holidays are a time to put your best head forward and you will do just that with this spectacular Scunci addition. Available in both gold and silver, tis the season to great glam and even greater hair! ($4.99 at ULTA)


You don't have to spend a fortune let alone break your budget this holiday, as there are many gifts under $5 including these five beauty gifts. Happy Holidays!


FTC: Holiday Gift Guide 2018. All opinions are my own. No affiliate links used.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Best High-Tech Beauty gifts

The Legend airbrush system
from Luminess Air.
When one thinks of technology, they often think of innovation, creativity and the most importantly - growth. Without technology, there is no growth and without growth there is no progress. And without progress there is no way to evolve. Everything that has been done can only be recycled so many times before it becomes banal and useless. Technology is all about change, as technology is all about going upward and moving forward. High-tech has changed the evolution of the world, including the world of beauty. The question remains; however, what are the best high-tech beauty gifts this year?

PMD Personal Microderm - Microdermabrasion allows you to remove various layers of dry, dead skin from your face and body. Although you can remove this using a traditional face scrub, this device helps you exfoliate over 700% times more than a regular, standard scrub. If that isn't high-tech, I don't know what is. As a $179, this device is available for only $159 and for $40 more, you can upgrade to the PRO device. (Purchase from Planet Beauty this Black Friday, November 23rd through Cyber Monday, November 26th and save $$$$. Don't miss the many giveaways this week too.)


I want to also add that you should advantage of Planet Beauty's loyalty program this Friday where you can earn points when you shop and save money as a result. 350 points is equivalent to $15. And if you become a platinum member, you can say an additional 20% off the sale price plus you will earn 1.5 points for every dollar spent and you will receive 750 points just for joining. And it is free shipping all over the United States.

Clarisonic SMART Profile - Not only will this high-tech beauty gem remove your makeup over 11 times better than the traditional hand wash method, but it removes various environmental stressors such as pollution, etc. 30 times better than the same method. Can you believe it? This system features four speeds and reads everything including the brush heads you place with it. Whether you are searching for a smarter cleanse that is more powerful and effective or simply looking for that life changing device, this is it. For just $265, this facial and body cleansing device really is SMART.

Luminess Legend Airbrush System - This airbrush system works generously to prevent and eliminate cross contamination. It is also compact and fits in most handbags. For under $250, this high-tech airbrush system provides you with easy, quick and most importantly, long-lasting application while delivering real results. This entire set has everything you need to put your best face forward. This is truly a legend.

FOREO LUNA - It isn't everyday that you will find a device that features a deep yet gentle facial cleanse that also provides your skin with anti-aging technology that works to reduce fine lines and prevent them from happening. This little high-tech gem also firms the skin. Normal skin, check. Combination skin, check. Oily skin, check. Sensitive skin, check. For under $200, this is a hybrid in it's own right and is truly amazing for every skin type. Right now you can save 30% on this device.

The Conture - When it comes to beauty-forward essentials, this revolutionary device works to stimulate your skin by gently lifting and releasing target skin areas using an unique vacuum system. As a pain-free and safe beauty tool, you can expect real results. Great for both the face and the neck. Available for just $199, the Conture launched several years ago and still remains to be a real tried and true gem in the world of beauty.


DermaFlash 2.0 - Utilizing sonic technology, the DermaFlash proves why it should be on your Christmas List this year. Whether you have normal skin, dry skin, oily skin, combination skin and even sensitive skin; this device will work to exfoliate your skin by removing the dead skin cells from beneath the surface. Great for those who suffer from uneven skin tone and depigmentation, it will also remove any excess facial hair (or "peach fuzz") too. For just $189, this award-winning device is not just one of the greatest high-tech beauty gifts of 2018 but one of the greatest devices of the year.

NuFace Mini Toning Device - Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, this FDA-approved device delivers real results within just a week. I have used this incredible device and noticed results immediately, which was surprising as I didn't think it existed. Not only will this device both contour and tone your skin, it will treat acne and acne breakouts too. Perfect for traveling, this is one of the greatest high-tech beauty devices of 2018. For under $200, you can make any beauty lover's year this year.

Red Carpet Manicure LED Pro 45 Light - This light was designed to dry virtually every nail polish and cure Red Carpet Manicure's special LED polish in less than one minute. And the best part is, your manicure will last up to two weeks. Prep, care, color, and finish. For only $50, you can make a nail lover's year this year.

T3 Cura Luxe Hair Dryer - Implementing and executing IonAir technology, this digitally controlled gem offers five heats with two speed settings, allowing your hair to dry effectively without destroying it. It also features an actual volume control switch which is essential for achieving a real, tried and true salon look. I have tried many different hair dryers this year, but always find myself loving the blow outs this one creates. If you know someone who needs a hair dryer or anyone who just loves their hair, I'm pretty sure they will love this beauty gift also.

GHD Platinum+Professional Styler - What I love most about this styler is the fact that it works to straighten and smooth your hair without pulling your hair. For under $250, this flat iron features an amazing hinge, advanced floating plates, an incredible heat protector, an universal voltage and automatic shut off along with a sturdy swivel cord making one of the first of it's kind and one of the best high-tech beauty gifts right now. The GHD Platinum Styler is also pretty bank too.


TRIA Beauty Hair Removal 4X Laser - This FDA-approved device really proves that you don't have to spend thousands on hair removal treatments, when you can remove hair both effectively and efficiently in the comfort of your own home. Yes, this device is powered by the same technology (Diode) which is used often in many clinics. If you don't believe me, just take a chance as this product also comes with a 60-day money back guarantee. And for Black Friday (November 23, 2018) you can save 15%. In fact, I think this deal is right now so it get it before it is gone. You won't be disappointed.

FOREO ISSA mini 2 - Made from durable silicone, this toothbrush is as innovative as it gets. Using Sonic Pulse technology, the ISSA mini will not only effectively clean your teeth, but protect your teeth too. On top of that, you use your phone to charge it. Available in 4 fun colors, this toothbrush is a new approach to dental care. For under $120 (and currently on sale for under $100) this toothbrush is great for children, teens and adults and the perfect high-tech gift for every beauty lover in your life.

Baby Quasar Pure Rayz - LEDs emit natural wavelengths of light which work to stimulate your skin's cells. As an FDA-cleared device that is compact, this is one of the best ways to reduce wrinkles. Great for every skin type and skin tone, this award-winning device uses 40 LEDS along with four distinct wavelengths of light, which work for even penetration. On top of that, you are getting the highest power of output which means you are getting a high level of collagen production. For under $250, you can expect to notice results within a few weeks.

Juverest The Sleep Wrinkle Pillow - As one of the newest ways to deal with facial wrinkling, this pillow works to minimize facial contact with the pillow surface. In short, this prevents wrinkles from happening. Made from 100% polyurethane-foam, this is very soft and comfortable. For under $160, this pillow not only works to prevent and repair sleep wrinkles, it changes your entire sleep regimen which reduces further damage. And as it does this, corrects both neck and back alignment. What makes this pillow high-tech? This pillow helps maintain a youthful appearance.


Nutra Luxe MD Nutrastim Pro Hair Laser Comb - What I found fascinating about this handheld, cordless high-tech beauty device is the fact that it utilizes laser light to stimulate hair growth. And although it is considered low level, it has proved to treat those individuals who suffer from acute hair loss including those who suffer from moderate alopecia. The guarantee is real and if you are dissatisfied you can send the device back for a refund. But trust me, this works. Available now for $279, you can use code: Save20 to save money on this wonderful FDA-approved gem just in time for the holidays.

Beauty Bioscience GloPro - What do you get when tiny microneedles gently separate the skin's and create imperceptible micro-channels? This device. This beauty gadget also uses the skin's natural regeneration response to create new cells. Kind of like how a plant uses light via photosynthesis with an amplified effect. Offering four unique tips, this is the ultimate game changer in beauty. #Glogetter approved.

Sarah Potempa Beachwaver Pro - Created by celebrity hairstylist Sarah Potempa, this high-tech hair gem leaves a lot to desire. In fact, what makes this curling iron so fabulous goes beyond it's beveled design and tourmaline infused with gold powder to protect your hair. It rotates automatically and will rotate left and right, depending on the direction you are going and side you are curling. For under $200, this rotating curling iron is truly innovative and guides you into true hair glamour and greatness.


LumaRx Full Body Hair Removal Device - Utilizing Professional Intense Pulsed Light (or IPL) technology, this device offers five energy levels which work to customize your treatments. Not only does this product guarantee 94% permanent hair removal in just three treatments, it is ideal for both large and small areas of the body. So, you can use this product on your legs, your arms, and even your face too. Using ComfortFilter technology, this product is safe to use. For under $450, this high-tech beauty gadget is a real, tried and true steal.

Kathy Ireland Skincare by ReVive Anti-Aging Light Therapy - After using this product you will notice that your skin's texture and tone will improve dramatically, as will your actual skin. Skin will appear more radiant as the collagen and elastin will be stimulated. This is one of the most natural yet effective ways to treat an array of skin issues. This FDA-cleared light therapy device features a portable device for under $50, a clinical device for under $170, and full-face beauty panel for under $400, making it one of the most effective high-tech additions to the beauty world right now.

CandyLipz Lip Pump - Featuring four unique models, this device is for every lip under the sun. Whether you have thin lips or full lips, this device works efficiently and effectively to plump and lift your lips. Studies have been conducted and show that lips increased almost 40% from their original lip size. The results are very much real, making the CandyLipz lip pump one of the best high-tech beauty gifts there is. For under $70, you will not find another device as impressive as this one for the price point. And for a limited-time only, if you purchase one device, you will get one free. Yes! With Black Friday a few days ago and Cyber Monday only a week away, the time is now to take advantage of these amazing incentives.

T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand - For $270, this styling wand features three unique barrels that are powered by tourmaline and infrared technology which work to prevent heat damage. Using 5 settings, this wand also features an interlock system that makes it easy to change the barrels while prevents your hair device from overheating. Aside from that, it includes heat-resistant gloves and a mat which is quite secure. Great for all hair types, this is a winner.

iluminage Skin Rejuvenating Pillowcase - Featuring a thread count of 249, this pillowcase uses 100% Cupron copper oxide polyester, which works to restore and renewal your skin while you sleep. As an essential mineral with many benefits, copper is used to stimulate the natural proteins in your skin while protecting your skin's natural acid mantle. Grab yourself a standard size for only $60 or a king size for only $15 more and you are good to go.


Lumee Duo Phone Case - This phone case provides your phone with both front and back facing lights. Featuring studio lighting which includes a half an hour of brightness, this case uses Tapering Light Technology. It also includes a rechargeable battery, so you can use the case again and again and again. Although this is much different compared to other beauty gifts I have featured in this article, I had to share this one with you. I love my Lumee cases and have not used anything, but these on my phone for the last three years.

TRIA Beauty 'SmoothBeauty' Eye Wrinkle Laser - What I love about this terrific TRIA Beauty addition is the fact that it uses the skin's surface to penetrate microscopic zones within the skin, treating and preventing aging. Amazing right? And as a result, this device stimulates collagen and elastin production within the area, promoting and generating new skin cells. This beauty gadget is both safe and effective, as it is FDA-approved. I have used this product sporadically for about a year now and I don't have any crow's feet or fine lines around my eyes. 

LightStim for Acne - There is something that should be said about LED light therapy. It delivers lights the same way plants absorb light or light energy from the sun. When plants grow, they grow because of this. Now imagine your skin. What happens when LED touches your skin? It grows the same way. This device works to regenerate and restore skin proteins and cells. For under $170, this is the best high-tech beauty gift for those looking to prevent, correct and repair acne. It is efficient, effective and the best way to clear up acne. Say goodbye to breakouts, say hello to beautiful skin.

Sultra 'The Bombshell' Curling Iron - Whether you have ultra-thick hair or ultra-thin hair, dry or damaged hair, than this hair device is for you. Using ThermaTru Ceramic technology, this curling iron works to prevent your hair from heat damage. Great for those with color treated tresses, this spectacular Sultra addition also includes auto shut off features too. For only $130, this curling iron is one of the best high-tech hair gifts you can buy this year.

When it comes to cutting edge technology, these beauty essentials definitely prove why they are the best gifts to give this holiday season. Whether you are a high-tech beauty junkie like me or know someone who enjoys an unique beauty gift, these options are perfect. Happy Holidays!



FTC: Holiday gift guide 2018. All opinions are my own. Some affiliate links used.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Princess Night by Vera Wang

Princess Night by Vera Wang
Introduced in 2011 by Vera Wang, this romantic fragrance hit the shelves in January of 2012. Princess Night is best described as a spicy yet oriental fragrance that includes fruity, floral, and woody notes. What do I think about this perfume?

PROS

The top note is definitely a warmer note. It is a combination of sugar with a hint of vanilla and cocoa. The raspberry note is very evident in this fragrance, which I love. I can smell several other fruity notes that remind me of a combination of cherry and honey dew. The fact that it is more fruity than anything else makes me really love this perfume.

I am not a fan of musk notes, but what makes me enjoy this fragrance is that the musk note is very subtle in this fragrance. The jasmine and rose notes really bring this fragrance together along with the woodsy scents.

The bottle is something to not only love, but appreciate. It is heart-shaped, covered with dark glitter. The cap resembles a silver crown with a hint of bling. This makes the bottle novelty chic.

After applying this fragrance early in the morning, it lasted 12 hours and still managed to last an additional 3 hours on top of that. The scent life of this perfume is fantastic.

The sillage is moderate, as it isn't overpowering at all. In fact, you will get compliments more so than any criticism.

Personally, I think anyone would love this fragrance because it is one of those that is great for anyone. Although it is very different from Aquolina's Pink Sugar, there are some similarities in note collaborations that make this fragrance a lot like that one.

CONS

If you are into musk notes, as well as, intense floral notes; you may not find Princess Night appealing. If you are prefer clean scents or if you are into extremely fruity or citrus fragrances, you may not like this perfume. If you enjoy earthy notes, you will not find this fragrance appealing.

Not every fragrance in the world is for everyone, so if you are into mature scents that emphasize on using musk, woody, and powder notes or you are into uni-sex scents that combine various floral, woody, and spicy notes; I don't think this Vera Wang addition will interest you.

RATING - 92%

Vera Wang's Princess Night is available at FragranceNET for $48.19. Would I use this fragrance again? Absolutely. In fact, I just sprayed some 20 minutes ago. Would I recommend this fragrance to a friend? Yes, especially to those that love fruity yet warm scents. For more information about this product, please visit FragranceNET today.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Is Lady Gaga starting her own beauty brand?

Lady Gaga is a woman of many talents, as she is a singer, songwriter, and now actress. But what I find fascinating is how recently when browsing Justia, I discovered the beauty brand "Haus Beauty" when looking at the beauty brand trademarks. Upon independent research, I discovered that the same trademark is owned by "Ate My Heart Inc." which own various trademarks including the "Lady Gaga" name, "Monster", "Jo Calderone", "Haus of Gaga", "Lady Gaga Fame", "Eau De Gaga", "Miss Asia Kinney", "Haus Labs" and her newest, Haus Beauty. 

Now I do believe some of these names are already active, as Lady Gaga "Fame" was her fragrance she sold back in 2012. Although her fragrance smelled great, it lacked silage and left an awkward gray stain on if made in contact with clothing. The body of the bottle itself was unique and definitely epitomized who Gaga represented at the time.

I do believe the other names are current including her own; however, I think Haus Beauty is very new which tells me this will be the name of a project in the near future. I also think Haus Labs will be her very own laboratory and/or manufacturer. With so many entertainers creating their own beauty brands (Rihanna's Fenty Beauty being one of the latest), I think it will be great for Lady Gaga to follow as her makeup always looks amazing.

I am thinking Lady Gaga is going to start a true beauty empire based on these names. As one can only hope, we can only speculate what her plans are. So, I think we may learn more about her beauty business ventures in 2019. I don't know about you, but I really love Lady Gaga and cannot wait to see what she does next.

Friday, March 30, 2018

March 2018: Beauty Favorites

As the third month of the year, I have discovered quite a few thing news that I really love and enjoy. Some of them being beauty products. For the sake of not boring you with a bunch of words describing how my month went, I will get to my beauty favorites for March 2018 now.

First and foremost, I want to say that I love the PMD Personal Microderm PRO device. As a sporadic sufferer of acne and dry skin, this high-tech skin care device is total godsend to my skin. After using it, I don't even feel the need to throw heavy creams on my face. As my skin is combination, this device really delivers tried and true exfoliation. And the best part is, it doesn't irritate my skin at all. Ever since I started using this device, I don't even feel the need to exfoliate anymore. Although I must say incorporating a face scrub into my regimen isn't a bad thing. This, my friends and readers is fantastic.
 
Another favorite for the month that I love is the Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte palette. The shades are extremely versatile and virtually adapt to every skin tone. The palette itself features 12 neutral shades that are essential for everyday wear. When I go to the office, I really cannot be extremely glam so I reach for this palette as often as I can. The color pay-off is excellent as the shades are modestly pigmented. Plus, it doesn't contain an array of chemicals including phthalates and sulfates which make me appreciate this palette more.
 
I love the NUDE Skincare ProGenius Omega Treatment Oil. When I heard that it was being discontinued as the brand itself is merging with BeautyCounter I was surprised, but not shocked as BeautyCounter is a great brand too. This product though is incredible. I don't know what is in this product, but it makes my skin look and feel amazing. I have used so much of it, I am half afraid to touch as the product is discontinued and I don't want to have trouble finding it when it is out. Hopefully BeautyCounter creates a product that is similar.
 
La Prairie is one of my favorite luxe skincare brands; however, as of late they are proving why they are one of my favorite makeup brands also. The La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer + Foundation is outstanding. It is not only the perfect coverage, it is buildable, blendable and long-lasting too. It sinks into my skin like a second skin and lasts all day long. The concealer sets fast, but is so easy to work with. It truly complements the foundation. My skin looks literally airbrushed after wearing this. I just love this product so much. It is clearly my favorite for the month.
 
Other favorites for the month include:

The Japonesque Radiance Primer

Motives Mavens Matte Liquid Lipstick ('She's A Doll' is one of my favorite nude pink shades)Manuka Doctor ApiRefine Lip Enhancer
Grande GrandeLIPS Hydrating Lip Plumper

Alpha-H Absolute Lip Perfector
L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Superstar Mascara