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

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.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Introducing the IGK Dry Shampoo Collection

Jet Lag, Direct Flight and First Class.
(Photo provided by IGK)
I am a huge fan of dry shampoo. I discovered dry shampoo years ago when I received a sample of it through a beauty subscription and have been quite a fan ever since. Recently, one of the best hair brands, IGK introduced an entire collection of dry shampoos that cater to not only hair type, but actual cleanse level, scalp type and powder percentage. Amazing right?

The first one is the Jet Lag Invisible Dry Shampoo. This particular dry shampoo is perfect for those of you with sensitive scalps. Providing a lightweight cleanse, this amazing IGK addition contains volcanic ash which works to both cleanse and purify your hair as well as, ginger root extract to soften and add shine. This dry shampoo is also infused with mango fruit extract to smooth.
 
The second one is the Direct Flight Multi-Tasking Dry Shampoo which is incredible for those of you with normal scalps. As this dry shampoo contains turmeric and charcoal powder to lift dirt and buildup, it also works while absorbing oil and sweat. And the medium cleanse is something to truly appreciate.
 
The last one from the collection is the First Class Charcoal Detox Dry Shampoo which is amazing for oily scalps and for a deep cleanse. Infused with charcoal powder to lift dirt and buildup while absorbing oil and sweat, this dry shampoo also contains white tea powder to soothe and strengthen the scalp and the hair follicles.

The IGK Dry Shampoo Collection is available now at Sephora and retails for $27 per bottle. Not only are these incredibly effective, they smell amazing. And one thing is certain, I am going to make sure my bag is stocked up with these.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Get the makeup look: Sasha Lane at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2018

Sasha Lane at the 90th annual
Academy Awards.
(Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images
and provided by Dior)
The 90th annual Academy Awards were held earlier this evening at the Dolby Theatre in the heart of Los Angeles, California. As part of an annual event to acknowledge, recognize and honor the world of cinema, this event is also one that acknowledges, recognizes and honors those who attend. Recently, the beautiful actress Sasha Lane was in attendance. Known for her role in American Honey, the unique beauty blew up the spotlight earlier today in an artistic black dress and slate gray clutch, both courtesy of Dior. She also had the pleasure of teaming up with the talented celebrity makeup artist Sam Fine for a super simple makeup look.

"To avoid distracting from the beautiful Dior dress, we decided to go with a super simple makeup look," the celebrity makeup artist shared.

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

First and foremost, the celebrity makeup artist prepped the beautiful starlet's skin using the Dior Capture Youth Glow Booster Age-Delay Illuminating Serum, followed with Dior Capture Youth Age-Delay Advanced Crème. As Fine continued, he used the Diorskin Forever Undercover foundation in the shade #035 Desert Beige and Diorskin Forever Undercover Concealer in the shade #040 Honey Beige. This was primarily used to even out Lane's actual skin tone. As Lane continued, he used the Diorskin Forever & Ever Control Loose Powder to set everything before applying the Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Powder in the shade #003 to the apples of Lane's cheeks for a gorgeous glow.

The eyes were very simple yet natural, which is one reason I truly loved this look. Fine filled the stunning star's brows using the Diorshow Brow Styler in the color #004 Black. The eyes were very subtle and because the celebrity artist kept things minimal, he finished the eyes just adding a few coats of Diorshow Pump'N'Volume mascara in #090 Black Pump.

"We finished the look with a nude lip using Dior Addict Lacquer Plump in the color #426 Lovely-D," Sam Fine shared before finishing up the look.

Congratulations! You have just re-created Sasha Lane's makeup look from the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. #Oscars

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Nails Inc. London in Mayfair Mews

 
As part of the 2013 Christmas Cracker Collection, I must say that I truly do love Mayfair Mews. As you can see from the swatch, the Fibre Optic effect is amazing, as is the color itself. Although this is described as a midnight blue, I do notice an intense violet effect when applying this particular polish. I don't think it's really what I would dub as midnight blue, but either way, it's stunning and very unique, making it a true standout.
 
In terms of quality, I really enjoy the color pay-off. To me, that is important as no one wants to repeatedly apply multiple coats of the product. When I swatched this, I wore it alone so all you see is the entire effect itself.
 
This isn't a nail product I find myself using often. It's stunning but would be of zero interest to anyone who is not a nail enthusiast. Would I use this product again? To be honest, no. Would I recommend this product? Yes. This product is discontinued, but I do believe you can still find it on Amazon.
 
 

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Get the makeup look: Priyanka Chopra at Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala

Priyanka Chopra at Clive Davis's
pre-Grammy gala.
(Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images)
Priyanka Chopra is one of the most beautiful women in the world. I have been a fan of Bollywood for quite sometime, so when I heard she started appearing on television and movies in Hollywood it was definitely something great to see. Clive Davis is a world-renowned music mogul and every year he hosts a party. Yesterday, the stunning starlet looked amazing with her glam look created by the talented Dior makeup artist Daniel Martin.

"Walk of shame! We wanted to create a makeup look that was a bit lived-in after a night of partying. Smudgy, glittery, violet eyes and a matte lip add a futuristic-meets-rock 'n' roll vibe to her finished look," Martin shared in regards to the inspiration behind the look.

So, is it possible to re-create Chopra's makeup look at home? Absolutely.

First and foremost, the Dior makeup artist applied the Diorskin Forever Undercover in #041 Ochre which was used to create a base. Then, Martin used the Diorskin Forever Undercover Concealer in #040 Honey Beige before setting everything with the Honest Beauty Invisible Blurring Powder. To finish the face, he applied the Honest Beauty Creme Blush on the apples on Chopra's cheeks.

Next, Martin focused on the eyes where he used various colors from the Pat McGrath Labs Mothership III: Subversive Palette. As he continued, he added some definition using the Diorshow Pro Liner Waterproof in #842 Pro Pink followed by the Diorshow Art Pen in #095 Catwalk Black. To complete the eyes, the celebrity makeup artist added a couple coats of the Diorshow Iconic Overcurl mascara in #090 Over Black.

To complete the look, the celebrity makeup artist created a custom color for the stunning star's lips by mixing the Rouge Dior Liquid in #625 Mysterious Matte and the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick.

Congratulations! You have just re-created Priyanka Chopra's makeup look for the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala. #Grammys

Get the makeup look: Janelle Monae at the 2018 Grammy Awards

Janelle Monae at the
2018 Grammy Awards.
(Photo provided by Jessica Smalls) 
Janelle Monae is one of those incredible talents that you just need in music. When I first heard "TheArchAndroid" back in 2010, I just knew she was destined to be a star. As you are aware, tonight is the 60th annual Grammy Awards. Monae looked eccentrically chic. As her hair looked amazing, her makeup shined. The beautiful talented star teamed up with celebrity makeup artist Jessica Smalls for a glam makeup look inspired by Twiggy.

"I wanted to give Janelle a timeless and current look at the same time, so I decided to give her a Twiggy 2018 vibe," Smalls shared.

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

First and foremost, the celebrity makeup artist prepped Monae's skin. Yesterday to be exact (Saturday) she wanted to use a few products to prepare Monae for the awards tonight. The celebrity makeup artist decided to use the Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask to help brighten her skin's appearance. Then, earlier this evening, Smalls decided to decided to take the gorgeous glow Monae exuded to the next level by giving her a light 5-minute steam. As she continued, she massaged the Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate all over the beautiful star's face and along her neck. Then, she applied the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream. As the celebrity makeup artist continued, she applied the Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado around her eyes, using her ring finger, to keep that delicate area moisturized.

As the celebrity makeup artist continued, she applied a pore minimizing primer all over her face using a synthetic brush. Then, she mixed the Buxom Cosmetics Show Some Skin Weightless Foundation in shade In the Dark with the Buxom Cosmetics Divine Goddess Luminizer using a damp sponge. Starting by Monae's nose and blending upwards and outwards, Smalls applied this all over her face. Using her ring finger, Smalls sparingly dabbed some Concealer under her eyes to brighten them. Then, she contoured the star's face, focusing on her cheeks, temples and forehead with the Buxom Cosmetics Hot Escapes Bronzer in shade Maldives. To finish her face, the celebrity makeup artist applied a soft pink to the apples of her cheeks, with some Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream on top for a subtle glow.

Smalls wanted to give Monae a beautiful, bold makeup look that made a statement. For this particular look, she applied the Buxom Cosmetics Eyeshadow Bar Single Eyeshadow in shades Lingerie Lover, Haute Couture and LBD to her crease, using a soft blending brush. Then, she lined her water line with the Buxom Cosmetics Hold The Line Waterproof Eyeliner in shade Ring My Bell and swept the Buxom Cosmetics Eyeshadow Bar Single Eyeshadow in shade Twilight Tryst on top to make the green pop. To finish the eyes, the celebrity makeup artist decided to go with the Eylure Luxe Silk “Trillion” false lashes before applying a few individual lashes on the bottom for a “Twiggy” effect. To complete the look, she used the Buxom Cosmetics Big Tease Plumping Mascara.

To complete the entire look, Smalls hydrated Monae's lips with the Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 and filled them in slightly with the the Buxom Cosmetics Plumpline Lip Liner in shade Stealth. She finished the makeup look with the Buxom Cosmetics Full-On Lip Polish in shade Megan.

Congratulations! You have just re-created Janelle Monae's makeup look for the 60th annual Grammy Awards. #Grammys

Get the makeup look: Rita Ora at the 2018 Grammy Awards

Rita Ora at the 60th annual
Grammy Awards.
(Photo provided by Rimmel London)
The 60th annual Grammy Awards are being held right now. As some of the most talented people join to celebrate, this year's awards recognize and acknowledge those stars who contribute to the world of music. Rita Ora is not only talented, she is beautiful and tonight the star teamed up with celebrity makeup artist, the talented Kathy Jeung for an amazing makeup look.

"With the classic shape of Ralph & Russo dress, I wanted to keep the focus on Rita’s complexion and eyes – giving her skin a satin finish with a touch of radiance and highlighter to accentuate Rita’s bone structure, and a simple glossy eye with lashes that lift the outer corners," Jeung shared.

So, is it possible to achieve this makeup look at home? Absolutely.

First and foremost, the celebrity makeup artist applied the Rimmel London Lasting Finish Breathable Primer all over Ora's cleansed, toned and moisturized face. As she continued, Jeung applied the then applied Rimmel London #Insta Conceal & Correct under the star's eyes. Then, she applied the applied Rimmel London Match Perfection Concealer in Light/Medium with her ring finger. The celebrity makeup artist used a tapping motion underneath the eyes to blend into the rest Ora's face.

Mixing the Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25HR Foundation in 303 True Nude with small amount of the Rimmel London Good to Glow Highlighter in 003 Soho Glow, Jeung applied this to Ora's face with a flat foundation brush. Using only broad strokes, she continued by using a damp beauty sponge to blend the product into the star's face. To finish the face, the celebrity makeup artist used the Rimmel London’s #Insta Fix & Matte Translucent Powder to set Rita Ora's face.

Then, Jeung applied the Rimmel London Kate Moss Sculpting & Highlighting Kit in Golden Sands to highlight the tops of Ora's cheekbones, as well as: above her jawline and down length of her nose. Using a narrow wedge brush, the celebrity makeup artist applied the blush using a rounded brush on the apples of her cheeks and extended towards temples. To complete this portion of the makeup look, Jeung applied the Rimmel London Insta Duo Contour Stick to highlight along the tops of Ora's cheekbones and blended the product with a damp sponge.

So, what about the eyes? The celebrity makeup artist used the Rimmel London Professional Eyebrow Pencil, to fill-in Ora's eye brow shape followed by the Rimmel London Brow This Way Brow Pomade in Medium, to add color. To complete the brows, Jeung used the Rimmel London Brow This Way Highlighting Pencil to lift the arch of the brow.

As she continued, she applied the beige shade of the Rimmel London Magnif'Eyes Shadow Contouring Palette Blush Edition to the browbone and blended the matte taupe color into the crease. Then, the celebrity makeup artist used the Rimmel London ScandalEyes Eyeshadow Stick in Witness White to the inner corners of Ora's eyes before blending for a trace of highlight.

Then, Jeung added the Rimmel London Oh My Gloss in Clear to the beautiful singer's eyelids. Next, the celebrity makeup artist lined the star's eyes using the Rimmel London ScandalEyes Precision Micro Eyeliner in Black. To finish the eyes, she applied two coats of Rimmel London Shake It Fresh Mascara in Black to the upper lashes only.

Finally, to complete the entire makeup look, the celebrity makeup artist applied the Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Plum This Go to give the star a deep yet dark lip.

Congratulations, you have just re-created Rita Ora's makeup look for the 60th annual Grammy Awards. #Grammys

Grooming Zayn Malik for the 2018 Grammy Awards

Zayn Malik at the
2018 Grammy
Awards.
(Photo provided by Baxter of California)
You know him from the world renowned, reality television show the X Factor, as you know him as one of the members from One Direction. And in most recent years, Zayn Malik dipped into the entertainment industry solo with huge hits such as "Dusk Till Dawn" featuring Sia and "Keep On Rising" featuring Avicii. And tonight, he is up for quite a few awards. To prepare him for the awards, celebrity groomer Joanna Simkin prepped the talented star's skin for the red carpet this evening. The question remains; how did she do it?

First and foremost, the celebrity groomer prepped Malik's skin by both washing and exfoliating it before gently patting it. Simkin wanted to leave the reality star turned superstar's skin slightly damp. As she continued, she applied the Baxter of California Under Eye Complex to Malik's under eyes. She started from the under part of the area and worked her way towards the outer part of his eyes, applying light pressure. This worked to de-puff the star's eyes.

Then, Simkin took about a nickel-size amount of the Baxter of California Super Shape Recharge Cream and applied this product directly to Malik's face. Before she applied this product, she rubbed it in her palms to warm it up. Subtly pressing on the star's damp skin, the celebrity groomer treated Malik to a light facial massage to stimulate his skin.

"Leaving the skin damp will help additional moisture lock in and the light massage gets the circulation going to help the skin look more even toned," Simkin shared.

Finally, the celebrity groomer blotted Malik's skin with a tissue leaving his skin looking and feeling more hydrated without grease or shine.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

5 Reasons to Shop at FragranceNET

Located in the heart of Deer Park, NY, FragranceNET provides you with an extensive selection of genuine brands at only the lowest prices. With everything from fragrances, skincare, candles, aromatherapy, and more; it is one of my favorite places to shop. So, what are 5 reasons to shop at FragranceNET?

1. Great Value. Recently when browsing FragranceNET.com, I discovered a Viva La Juicy fragrance set that I have had my eyes on. The set includes a 3.4 oz of Juicy Couture's Viva La Juicy eau de parfum, a 4.2 oz body lotion of the amazing fragrance, and a 4.2 oz shower gel. Normally this would cost about $115 if I were to purchase this elsewhere; however, I was able to find this amazing product for the bargain price of $63.19. How is that for great value?

2. Extensive Selection. Not only does FragranceNET offer one of the best selections you will ever find on the world wide web of fragrances, they also offer skincare, makeup, hair care, aromatherapy, and candles. Yes, candles. I was about to find a Northern Lights Candle in Warm Cinnamon Buns for only $12.50. It is literally the best scented candle I have ever smelled.

3. Discontinued Items. I have been searching for Vera Wang's Princess Night for the longest time. As a huge fan of this particular perfume, I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised to find it here. When purchasing the 3.4 oz eau de parfum elsewhere, you can be expected to pay $75, if not more. I was able to get this perfume for only $48.19. How cool is that?

4. Great Customer Service. A business with bad customer service is like a blue sky without sunshine. It's extremely depressing and can really hurt a business. Luckily, you will not find bad customer service at FragranceNET because it just doesn't exist. Not only is the staff prompt, but they always manage to help you no matter what problematic issue you are enduring. You have to love that.

5. Product Guarantee. When you shop here, you can be expected to find only original and authentic products. In fact, if you read FragranceNET's FAQ section on their website, they promise you only genuine products. They do NOT carry knock-offs or imitations.

FragranceNET also offers free shipping on every order of any size, which I absolutely love. For more information about FragranceNET, please visit FragranceNET today.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Darphin STIMULSKIN PLUS Reshaping Divine Serum

Darphin is an internationally known skin brand located in the heart of France. Established in 1958, this line of skin care was created by Pierre Darphin who has created some of the best skin care, body care, oral care, and spa related products in the world today. As one of the Estee Lauder companies, this skin care brand proves why they are one of the greatest lines in the world today. Recently, I had the opportunity to try the Darphin STIMULSKIN PLUS Reshaping Divine Serum. So, what did I think?

PROS

What I find intriguing about this serum was the idea that it was designed to copy Pierre Darphin's deep massage, as it was designed to inflate the hallow zones of your face. And as a result, it is suppose to lift and tighten. I actually noticed results immediately after one use. Then, after a week, I noticed dramatic results. 

Some serums promise to stimulate the skin's cells and promote healthy skin renewal. I can honestly say that this amazing Darphin addition delivers real benefits which I discovered after just a week of using it daily everyday. If you think your skin looks tired today, this serum will wake it up tomorrow (or technically in a few days).

The texture of this serum is amazing. In fact, it has one of the best textures I have ever used. It isn't too thick nor is it too thin. Most serums that have amazing textures are either too greasy or tend to dry out, whereas; this texture does neither and sinks into your skin like a second skin. 

This serum works not only great for the face, but the neck and decollete too. 

Darphin does NOT test on animals. In fact, they are committed to the elimination of animal testing.

CONS

This serum uses Sea Emerald with Commipheroline. If you feel that your skin reacts to either of these ingredients, you may not be interested in this product. 

If you are into organic products, you may not find this product appealing.

If you are not willing to spend $300, let alone $310 on a serum, you are not going to be interested in this product. 

You can purchase Darphin's STIMULSKIN PLUS Reshaping Divine Serum at Darphin or your nearest Darphin retailer for $310. Would I use this product again? Absolutely. In fact, I just used some now. Would I recommend this product to a friend or family member? Yes, but only if they are willing to spend over $300 for a serum. For more information about this product, please visit Darphin today.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

May 2017: Beauty Favorites

 
My favorites for the month of May include:
 
Oscar Blandi Polish Glossing Crème
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater
Tarte Maracuja Oil
Darphin Paris Stimulskin Plus Serum
Shiseido IBUKI Quick Fix Mist
Mellow Cosmetics Liquid Lip Paint
Evolution of Smooth (EOS) Lip Balm


Sunday, May 28, 2017

Skin+Pharmacy Advanced Skin Therapy Healing Gel

Skin+Pharmacy Advanced Anti-Aging Dual
Action Moisture Boost Gel.
Skin+Pharmacy is one of the most underrated beauty brands you will discover this year. Offering an array of skin care essentials that work to restore and repair your skin, Skin+Pharmacy is exclusively available at CVS. Recently, I had the opportunity to try Skin+Pharmacy's Advanced Skin Therapy Healing Gel.

The texture is outstanding, as this amazing Skin+Pharmacy essential has a very creamy gel-like texture more so than an oil, serum, cream or lotion. Using special Hydropore+ technology this product works amazingly to hydrate the most dehydrated skin without irritating it. The hydration is virtually instantaneous.

When it comes to fine lines and wrinkles, this fantastic face gel will help reduce them. It will also work to nourish the skin and provide your skin with an amazing balance that will not irritate nor disrupt your skin's natural acid mantle. Possessing an unique advanced mineral complex blend, you can use this product alone or pair it with your favorite moisturizer.

The gel-like texture allows this product to be used as a foundation primer. In fact, this product works as one of the best foundation primers you will use, especially if you suffer from dry skin and are looking for an outstanding base that will not dry up, flake nor fade throughout the day. If you are looking for the perfect lip moisturizer that also works to lock in your favorite lip product, this Skin+Pharmacy gem will do just that. This anti-aging add-on will prevent your lipstick from feathering.

This product also works amazing when used all over the body. You can use this on your neck, your breasts, your chest, your arms, your legs, your butt - everywhere. This product also works as a workout enhancer and a targeted treatment. If you wear a waist trainer, this product will become your best friend. As this amazing Skin+Pharmacy works as a natural thermogenic to increase circulation and promote sweating during your workout, it stimulates sweat glands.

Spring is near and before you know it, Summer will magically appear. What better way to embrace the season than with a tan so luminous, it will literally look like the sun decided to jump down and kiss your skin. Add a little bit of your favorite self tanning product to this gel-like gem and your skin will look and feel ultimately amazing. This product also works to heal both sun and wind burned skin too.

Although this product is not 100% natural, it is effective when used alone or combined with your favorite moisturizer. And although it contains fragrance, it is fragrance-free and has no scent to it which one can really appreciate.

You can grab the Skin+Pharmacy Advanced Skin Therapy Healing Gel at CVS for $19.99. Would I use this product again? Yes. Would I recommend this product to a friend? Yes. Would I recommend this product to you? Absolutely. For more information about this amazing anti-aging addition visit CVS today.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

April 2017: Beauty Favorites

 
My favorites for the month of April include:
 
Pacifica Super Kale Juiced-Up Shampoo
Pacifica Super Kale Juiced-Up Conditioner
L'Occitane Imortelle Divine Youth Oil
L'Occitane Imortelle Divine Cream
L'Occitane Almond Shower Oil
Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer
Dior Fix It 2-in-1 Prime and Conceal
Indie Lee CoQ-10 Toner
Indie Lee Squalane Facial Oil
Giorgio Armani Si for women
Mellow Cosmetics Liquid Lip Paint
Paula's Choice RESIST Brightening Essence