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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Sunbeam Heated Massager, TruMedic Shiatsu


Your Curl~Gurl is back and ready to share products that have been helping me the past couple of months. My days are long and crazy, filled with lots of running around and lugging bags, products, etc., so naturally there are days where I feel it and I don't always have the time to get a massage. Lately, it's my back. Thanks to amazing brand reps, I've been loving two amazing massagers (and this gal has tested over 20!) Anyone that tries them on, always wants to keep them. First up: Sunbeam Heated Back Wrap with Shiatsu Massage

Sunbeam Heated Back Wrap and TruMedic IS-2000 InstaShiatsu
Shoulder & Neck Massager

Saturday, April 21, 2018

NEW Dove Body Scrub

Dove Exfoliating Body Polish is the first body scrub from Dove that exfoliates and nourishes for soft, smooth skin. Formulated with the brand’s signature ¼ moisturizing cream, Dove Exfoliating Body Polish nourishes skin as you exfoliate, making it the perfect addition to your spring skincare routine! Follow with a gentle cleanser, such as Dove Body Wash or Beauty Bar.

My personal experience with Dove's new body polishes is nothing short of amazing. While it's true that Dove dominates my bathroom (deodorant, body washes, beauty bars and haircare) I exfoliate my skin twice a week (face) and body polishes - think underarm or other areas you shave/wax - are top of my list, especially in summertime. The Dove Exfoliating Body Polish (10.5 oz tub / SRP $5.99) smells devine and leave my skin silky smooth and hydrated. All three are divine, but my fave is Pomegranate Seeds and Shea Butter!

Love sent from Dove


NEW Dove Exfoliating Body Polishes are available at mass drug, grocery and online retailers. 

Saturday, April 7, 2018




Listen up dolls, here's one deal you cannot miss out on, especially with Mother's Day approaching. I have been a fan of LASHFOOD since attending the launch event last year (see my article here) and recently committed to using LASHFOOD PHYTO-MEDIC LASH ENHANCER one month straight every night, and the results are amazing. I can't wait to see my lashes after 16 weeks! It's no secret that I am NOT a fan of falsies (never worn fake eyelashes or extensions), so mascara is my must - only one coat for me. Be sure to get your claws on this duo on Monday, April 9th AND you get a free satin sleep mask as a bonus - another nightly beauty sleep must for me. See deets below:  

My lashes after 30 days of LASHFOOD

LASHFOOD Power Duo Enhancers Set (A $92 value for only $26, Available at Ulta on April 9th): Thinning eyelashes are a part of the aging process. This Mother’s Day, give mom the gift of the ultimate beauty sleep with the NEW Power Duo! Apply these bedside essentials nightly to clean, dry skin, and wake up bright-eyed, youthful, and revitalized with longer, luscious lashes, and fuller, thicker brows. LASHFOOD is vegan, effective, and no prescription is required. Formulated without prostaglandin (the yucky chemical that can change the color of your eyes,) silicone, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, mineral oils, phenoxyethanol, PEG, petrochemicals, GMOs, and formaldehyde donors. Included in the set are:


* LASHFOOD PHYTO-MEDIC LASH ENHANCER (a $78 value) is the world’s first and only Eco-Certified lash enhancing serum. This breakthrough formula is clinically proven to provide longer, thicker lashes and to support brittle lashes to appear healthy. The patented Phyto-Medic Complex delivers nutrients to feed lashes with herbal extracts clinically proven to prevent hair loss and trigger regrowth of lashes. 100% of users noticed an improvement in eyelash length, 100% of users noticed an improvement in eyelash density, and 0% experienced irritation.

* BROWFOOD PHYTO-MEDIC BROW ENHANCER (a $88 value): The world’s first and only Eco-Certified brow enhancing serum to help restore the look of brows. Create the appearance of thicker, fuller, stronger brows with this revolutionary, natural eyebrow enhancer. Patented Phyto-Medic Complex delivers nutrients to feed brows with nature’s most powerful ingredients. 100% of users noticed an improvement in overall brow appearance, and 0% experienced irritation.

* Satin Eye Mask – Free Gift!

To snag this amazing LASHFOOD Power Duo Enhancers Set for only $26, visit an ULTA store on April 9th!

Monday, April 2, 2018

it Cosmetics Spring 2018 Launches



Check out the new IT Cosmetics Spring 2018 additions: NEW and FIRST-EVER IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Foundation Full Coverage Moisturizer with SPF 50+. What is it?Think of it as a moisturizer (not just foundation) that's infused with 7 key fermented ingredients plus SPF 50 physical-only sunscreen and full coverage pigments (and it's available in 12 skin-tone adapting shades!).Shown here is "Neutral Tan". Pair it with the newly launched Airbrush Full-Coverage Complexion Brush #77My must-have? NEW IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup Wipes!

Pretty package sent by IT Cosmetics - #itGirl
  • Revolutionary full-coverage moisturizer delivers intense hydration that feels like nothing but covers everything - you won’t have to wear foundation again!
  • Created to cover and improve the look of skin concerns including redness, pores, breakouts, dark spots, lines and wrinkles - experience clinically advanced skin results instantly and over time
  • Proprietary 3D Skin Flex™ Technology provides flexible full coverage that floats over lines and wrinkles and won’t crease, cake or crack
  • 7 key fermented ingredients work to increase absorption and efficacy

  • Pairs perfectly with Bye Bye Foundation™ - it’s so easy to use, it does the work for you!
  • Unique triangle-shaped brush head contours to your individual face shape for your most even, airbrushed application
  • Features a pearlized handle and custom-cut brush hairs with apricot-hued tips for a luxurious look and feel
  • Cruelty-free, pro-hygienic hairs are infused with collagen and peptides; won’t shed and are great for even the most sensitive skin

  • Your best-selling Bye Bye Makeup™ innovation, now infused into perfectly portable, disposable cleansing wipes
  • Gently and easily removes waterproof makeup, oil and impurities without stripping your skin - ideal for even your delicate eye area!
  • Enriched with proprietary Skin-Softening Serum Concentrate to soothe and refresh
  • Delivers 3 products in 1 easy-to-use wipe:
    • Hydrating, sulfate-free micellar cleanser
    • Purifying instant makeup remover
    • Anti-aging, skin-softening serum

These new IT Cosmetics launches are available at ULTA Beauty and ULTA.com

Friday, March 30, 2018

Nordstrom Event


Every New York Fashion Week, Nordstrom goes backstage to assess the biggest beauty trends and then brings this intel direct to their customers. For the Spring 2018 season, they’ve identified trends such as Luminous Skin and Hi-Definition Lips.

Guests can learn how to achieve the freshest runway-inspired looks of the season and get free samples and exclusive gifts with your purchases (while supplies last). Receive one-on-one time with Nordstrom beauty experts, tips tricks to nail the newest trends and receive beauty buzz intel from industry insiders — and it’s free to attend! 


Customers can simply RSVP online or ask for special accommodations by calling or stopping by their favorite cosmetics or skincare counter, located within Nordstrom. 

To read more about the trends, click here: https://shop.nordstrom.com/c/beauty-trends-store-services and to learn more about Nordstrom Beauty Trend Events, click here: https://shop.nordstrom.com/c/spring-trend-week-by-store

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Fragrance: Dolce Garden

Dolce&Gabbana Dolce Garden – Eau de parfum 75mL/2.5 oz. - $118.00

While National Fragrance Day was March 21st, everyday is fragrance day. My outfit is not complete and I can't leave home without a sexy scent, which are always sweet, captivating and sensual. With spring finally here, Dolce Beauty reps recently sent me tHE NEW Dolce&Gabbana fragrance that launched earlier this month: Dolce Garden. "A delicious new flower blossoming in a garden where simple pleasures and spontaneity set the beat for a joyful dance during a lazy yet groovy afternoon." The compliments I received all week have been endless and well welcomed. Available at Macy's and Macy's.com - #DGDolce

Dolce&Gabbana DOLCE GARDEN, A joyful, solar aura blending citrus and cream. A new flower: the luscious frangipani blossom. With Dolce Garden – a floriental gourmand – the perfumer Violaine Collas captures its every nuance. In the sun-kissed top notes, juicy mandarin, bright neroli and airy magnolia express its radiance. Coconut essence, a unique natural extract of the fruit’s white flesh, accents the creamy freshness of its petals. A silky almond milk accord evokes the traditional sweets of Sicily. Enriched with vanilla absolute and sandalwood, it extends the exquisite sensuality of the frangipani note into the drydown. An exquisite balance of freshness and sweetness, the scents of a blooming garden. 


THE PACKAGING: To express the playful femininity of Dolce Garden, the unique designed bottle, the fragrance and flower cap take on a pastel pink portraying the innate delicatessen of flowers in bloom. Twining blossoms petals, the outer pack showcases a soft touch finish. A thin black grosgrain ribbon, presented in an elegant bow, is the signature of the Dolce line. In contrast, the green “garden” signature underlines the fresh, natural facets of the new fragrance. 


Dolce&Gabbana Dolce Garden – Eau de parfum 30mL/1.0 oz. - $76.00
Dolce&Gabbana Dolce Garden – Eau de parfum 50mL/1.6 oz. - $94.00
Dolce&Gabbana Dolce Garden – Eau de parfum 75mL/2.5 oz. - $118.00 (pictured here)

Sunday, March 25, 2018



Sleep. If you know me (#sleepqueen) then you know that I get plenty of it - 8 to10 hours nightly, depending on my schedule. If you follow me on social media, then you also know that I have a large collection of sleeping masks and always sleep with one, well before my teenage years. Why? Well for starters, I get a much deeper, uninterrupted night's sleep (I don't nap, no time with a 9:00 - 6:00 job and events afterwards), and of course, any light is blocked out. I also attribute my wrinkle-free eyes to sleep masks. My eyes are protected all night. This is why I'm so glad reps for Slip Silk Sleep Mask sent me my two latests additions pictured above. #SlipSilkPillowCase

Slip Silk Sleep Mask ($45) — Made using the highest grade (6A) long fibre mulberry silk, with a thickness of 22 momme and non-toxic dyes, Slipsilk is specially-commission and made to exacting stands, developed and refined over ten years to provide the ultimate combination of shine, thickness, softness and durability. This slippery soft silk is used to create the amazing Slip Sleep Masks, for the best zzz’s! Pair them with matching silk pillow cases and available at SlipSilkPillowcase.com and Sephora.

Now before you disagree that sleep masks are comfortable (a few pals have argued, so if yours isn't, then you definitely have a cheap one) a good mask will not dig into your eyes and should never feel tight behind the ears. Just light pressure on your eyelids, which in my opinion reduce eye movement while you sleep, thus helping you wake up rested and will less puffiness. 


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Enchanted Diamonds



A week ago I attended an Oscar screening party with Enchanted Diamonds at The Bryant Park Hotel - a rarity for me to go out on a Sunday - and boy was I glad I decided to go (thanks Anneka!) As an editor, I receive amazing products and perks from brands, but a diamond in my gift bag, I was not expecting. I've been wearing this beauty all week and it just launched today! #EnchantedOscars

NEW YORK, NY (March 13th, 2018) – Enchanted Diamonds, a leading online jeweler specializing in bespoke engagement rings and quality diamonds, brings the heat just in time for spring with the debut of NEW Enchanted Diamonds Limited-Edition Red Silk Diamond Solitaire Bracelets ($500). This beauty features a handcrafted .20 ct fine white diamond set in a beautifully polished 14K bezel set at the center of a fine red silk string and elegantly pieced together with a 14K lobster clasp. 

Enchanted Diamonds Limited-Edition Red Silk Diamond Solitaire Bracelets are currently offered in two sizes (5 inches and 7 inches) for both men and women, and you can select between white gold and yellow gold hardware with additional customization options available upon request. Perfect for everyday wear, this elegant beauty wows with the season’s hottest hue, designed to be worn on it’s own or stacked with other bracelets. The red-hot pop of color exudes heat, energy, and power, while the solitaire diamond sparkles and shines from every angle having you feeling fancy in no time. Plus, there’s no wrong way to wear it! 
I love my Enchanted Diamonds Limited-Edition Red Silk Diamond Solitaire Bracelet

Sunday, March 11, 2018

AQUIS Hair Towel


It's always all about the hair with me, so hair towels and turbans are just as important as the products I use to wash and style my hair with. I have been using AQUIS turbans over 20 years (yes, Aquis has been around that long, little over 25 years and sold at Bed Bath & Beyond under the name Britanne - confirmed to me directly from the brand). It's where I purchased my first one in 1996 while I worked there, which I still have (beyond tattered for a pic.Trust me). #AquisHair

Aquis Lisse Luxe Hair Turban in desert rose ($30)

First I received the Aquis Waffle Luxe Hair Turban in dream boat blue ($40) from PR reps and then the brand reached out directly sending me the LISSE Luxe Hair Turban ($30) and long hair towel ($35), explaining that LISSE is actually better for curly hair. They were right. See, for years many curl brands have advised against the use of hair turbans to dry curly hair. Why? Well, it creates more frizz and can break your hair. I upset many when I say that "I wash my hair everyday" - but I do, sorry. Have done so over 30 years and my hair is fine.

20 mins post shower - beats wet hair all morning!

Sunday, March 4, 2018



A few days ago I kicked it with Cantu at an early morning launch preview for their NEW salon-inspired collection: TXTR (pronounced texture). TXTR by Cantu is custom made for textured hair (waves, curls and coils), contain NO silicone, sulfates, mineral oil or parabens, and is only available at ULTA Beauty. Also on hand, were a few new additions to Cantu: Hypoallergenic Shampoo and Conditioner - for sensitive scalps, and a Frizz Fighting trio: Cantu Curl Stretcher, Mega Hold Styling Stay Glue Gel and Style Stay Frizz-Free Finisher. I grabbed my empty Cantu tote and selected my hair picks (note: I tend to go for hair gels. Always. See below). #MyCantu


Pick your path with NEW Cantu TXTR

Sunday, February 25, 2018

NEW Crest 3D White Whitestrips: Whiter & Stronger


When Crest reps reached out to me with news of the NEW Crest 3D White Whitestrips + Therapy, I was more than my usual "Smiles4Miles". For starters, I have had the pleasure of attending three other Crest events (see below) over the years and I cherish and protect my smile (I only have 1 cup of coffee a day and was looking to brighten my smile), but tend to be cautious of damage to my tooth enamel. I got lucky not to need braces as a child, (good thing too, as I was a rambunctious tomboy growing up and surely would've removed them with pliers) but always take great care of my teeth and gums. No need to worry with these new strips from Crest, they sent me a press kit and I started testing (I have strips in my mouth as I type). It's been a while since I tried whitening strips - they just wouldn't stay on well enough without slipping - so I loved how once it the 30 minutes were up, I  had to really peel my strips off - no slip grip technology. I saw a difference after just one application, means the whitening gel really got in there, a plus in my book. Day 1, with 13 more to go; ready to wreck some corneas! 😁 #Smiles4Miles


The NEW Crest 3D White Whitestrips + Therapy (SRP: $44.99) is a 2-step whitening kit that offers the same great whitening results as your favorite Whitestrips but comes with the NEW Enamel Strengthening Serum that nourishes teeth to strengthen enamel. Please see more information below:
Thank you CREST for helping my smile remain stellar!

Crest 3D White Whitestrips + Therapy
  • Whitens your smile, while strengthening your teeth in just 30 minutes 
  • Uses the same enamel-safe teeth whitening ingredient dentists use 
  • Advanced Seal Technology’s no slip grip stays put so you can talk and drink water while whitening 
  • Kit contains 14 Whitestrips treatments and one tube of the new Enamel Strengthening Serum 
  • Whitening + Therapy Whitestrips are specially formulated for teeth that are sensitive to tooth whitening 
  • First, use Whitestrips as directed to safely remove 6 years of stains 
  • Next, brush with the Enamel Strengthening Serum that nourishes teeth to strengthen enamel.

Crest 3D White Whitestrips + Therapy just launched February 2018, retails around $44.99 and can be purchased at Walgreens, Meijer, Target, Amazon and www.crest.com

PREVIOUS Crest 3D White Launch Events

~Evelyn Lugo

Saturday, February 10, 2018

NYFW: Drybar X Pamella Roland

Pamella Roland Fall 2018 New York Fashion Week
Hair by Alli Webb for Drybar

*Photo credit: Daphne Youree

Pamella Roland Fall 2018 show, Drybar Lead Artist Alli Webb created a voluminous, romantic look using products from the brand's professional styling collection, including the NEW Drybar Southern Belle Collection.  

Inspiration: Pamella Roland’s new collection is made up of gorgeous, rich fabrics and colors, both chic and with a little edge. We wanted the hair to compliment the beauty of the collection with just the right amount of volume and waves. The hair is romantic and voluminous and very easy for woman to recreate.


     Start by washing hair with Drybar Southern Belle Shampoo & Conditioner
     Prep wet with Drybar Southern Belle Mousse and spray from midshaft to ends for all over body
     Next apply Drybar Southern Belle Root Lifter at the roots for 99% more volume
     Using the Drybar Buttercup and Drybar Full Pint Round Brush blow dry hair, back brushing for added volume. When hair is almost dry, create a deep side part
     Next take 1-2 inch sections of dry hair at the crown and roll in Drybar High Top Rollers to set the crown for max volume. Secure with pin
     Once the hair has cooled, spray Drybar Money Maker Hair Spray all over for flexible hold. Remove the rollers and toddle
     Next, take 1-inch sections of hair and use the Drybar 3-Day Bender to create soft, romantic waves throughout the mid shaft. Leave ends out.
     To add height and lift, tease the crown with the Drybar Texas Tease Teasing Brush
     Finish the style with Drybar Triple Sec 3-in-1 Texturizing Spray by flipping head over, spraying all over and lifting the head back up - this creates even more piecey volume!
     Accentuate the side part by tucking hair behind ear and spraying with Drybar Money Maker Hair Spray to keep in place

Drybar Products Used to Get the Look:

     NEW Drybar Southern Belle Shampoo, $26: Super-lightweight formula gently cleanses while providing body and fullness to fine, limp hair.
     NEW Drybar Conditioner, $26: Airy, innovative gel formula helps strengthen and thicken fine, flat, dull hair, leaving it detangled, hydrated and silky-soft.
      NEW Drybar Southern Belle Mousse, $26: Big, soft, bouncy hair, y'all! Silky mousse builds body and improves style memory for long-lasting, bouncy hair.
      NEW Drybar Southern Belle Root Lifter, $26: Ultra-plumping spray foam targets roots for instant lift. Increases volume by 99%!
      Drybar Buttercup, $195: Ultra-powerful 1875 watt motor and Ionic technology provide the shiniest, smoothest blowouts in 20% less time than most professional dryers!
      Drybar Full Pint Round Brush, $40: 1.75" vented ceramic barrel allows for maximum heat and airflow to lock in volume and curl for long lasting styles.
      Drybar High Top Rollers, $10: These self-grip rollers roll easily into hair, create mega-lift and volume, and remove gently without pulling or tugging.
      Drybar Money Maker Hair Spray, $26: Flexible-hold formula provides soft, movable hold with easy brushability that is never stiff or sticky.
      Drybar 3-Day Bender, $145: A rotating clamp that creates perfect curls and waves in half the time of a traditional curling iron! Ionic technology seals the cuticle for less frizz and tons of shine while styling.
      Drybar Texas Tease Teasing Brush, $18: Styling brush designed for teasing, backcombing & smoothing hair. Adds instant volume without damaging hair.
      Drybar Triple Sec 3-in-1 Texturizing Spray, $26: The instant volume and texture refresher! Airy dry spray creates instant texture, volume and body.