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Monday, June 30, 2014

GIVEAWAY: BIC® SOLEIL® RAZORS

GET READY TO GLOW WITH THE NEWEST ADDITION TO THE BIC® SOLEIL® PORTFOLIO OF RAZORS
$7.49 for a package of three triple-blade razors

Summertime is in full swing, so flaunt your beach-ready legs thanks to the newest addition to the BIC Soleil portfolio of razors: BIC® Soleil® Glow. The BIC shavers are super cute, glide easily with "comfort shield" and leave your skin silky smooth. You should really only use a disposable razor once (so they say, though I used them more than once) but these are so cute that I have a hard time getting rid of them. What's best, my skin has less irritation and is ultra smooth with each shave!



Biore® Skin Care - Don't Be Dirty!

FREE YOUR PORES WITH BIORE DEEP PORE 
CHARCOAL CLEANSER & SELF HEATING ONE MINUTE MASK

I have tested my share of beauty products with black charcoal lately (stay tuned for a comparison review) since charcoal is known for its ability to attract and absorb pollutants, it acts as a magnet to draw out and trap impurities, and now you can find it in two new innovative Bioré products: Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser ($6.49 at Target) and Self Heating One Minute Mask ($6.49 at Target). 



Sunday, June 29, 2014

Bio-Oil® SKIN-SAVING SUMMERTIME

BIO-OIL® FOR FIRST AID, SUMMERTIME 
SUN-KISSED SKIN & QUICK BEAUTY TIPS




My friends at Bio-Oil shared these 6 new tricks with Bio-Oil perfect for summertime. I use Bio-Oil to moisturize and of course for scar, burn care but I love these summer tips as well. Check out my past posts for Bio-Oil here. I also used it after getting a nasty burn on my shoulder this past winter.  Bio-Oil’s unique formulation of Vitamins A & E, Calendula, Lavender and Rosemary Oils and Chamomile extract instantly deliver hydration and nourishment and provide relief to damaged skin - perfect after a day at the beach!

Bio-Oil came in handy for my winter shoulder burn.

ACCESSORIES: NEW FROM ALEX and ANI

ALEX AND ANI:
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL COLLECTION 
KICKING OFF THE 4TH OF JULY

Freedom / Spirit / Tradition

Calling all #AlexandAniObsessed fans: Alex and Ani is launching a new timeless bangle collection, just in time for the 4th of July titled "America The Beautiful." 4 new shiny bangle sets each available in shine gold, silver and ROSE GOLD. Absolutely perfect for a company whose products are proudly made in the USA and is driven by POSITIVE ENERGY. I just attended their Fall/Winter 2014 Preview for their new leather and upcoming collection (not available until August, so you'll have to wait for my full post) and I am a HUGE fan of the collection, with my current tally at 29 pieces!

 


You can see just how big the Alex and Ani obsession is, but just searching hashtags #charmedarms and #alexandaniobsessed on Instagram and Twitter. These expandable wire bangles have a huge selection of charms, textures and are available in Rafaelian Gold or Rafaelian Silver finish. Truly an obsession so I'll share more of my collection in another post, as well as review their SCENT 7 Body Line. You can see that all of my charms suit me perfectly, reflecting my lifestyle and mirroring my motto's. I simply love the positive message behind each bangle which helps you tell your life story with each one! 

My Alex and Ani #CharmedArms

Saturday, June 28, 2014

EVERYDAY GLO™ TEETH WHITENING PEN

POLISH & PERFECT YOUR PEARLY WHITES 
WITH EVERYDAY GLO™ ON THE GO

Everyday GLO™ Teeth Whitening Maintenance $25.00

A beautiful smile is everything: you look better, feel better and everyone takes notice. It may sound crazy, but a motto I came up with years ago is "no fuss, no muss with smiles for miles" because I believe that a smile can either warm hearts or piss people off - either way, you win! I'm a sucker for a beautiful smile - it's "EVerything." Enter one of my favorite products, from the creators of GLO Science, ($199 Sephora.com) Everyday Glo™ is perfect and portable, a must-have to keep your smile white, bright and healthy. I've used the GLO Science whitening kit about a year now and it is an amazing at-home tooth whitening kit.


Ready to wreck some corneas with my smile!

*NEW* M∙A∙C Nail Transformations & Studio Nail Lacquer

SHOW OFF YOUR "FINGERTIP FASHION" WITH 
M∙A∙C NAIL TRANSFORMATION & STUDIO NAIL LACQUER


My paws and claws are more than ready for these two new nail collections from M∙A∙C: Nail Transformations and Studio Nail Lacquer (available July 3rd online.) Launching separately, get set to dress your nail in 50 nail lacquers and topcoats. Lets take a look at the collections:  

**GIVEAWAY** M∙A∙C ALLURING AQUATICS & WATERPROOF BROWS

M∙A∙C EXTRA DIMENSION BLUSH, FLUIDLINE BROW GELCREME, WATERPROOF BROW SET, POWERGLIDE INTENSE EYE LINER

Okay you M∙A∙C Lovin' Dolls, I'm doing another giveaway (many more to come) and I'm pretty sure you'll love this one! I am giving away these five fab products from the M∙A∙C Alluring Aquatics and Waterproof Brows collection to one lucky winner. See giveaway rules below and you know the drill: you gotta be in it - TO WIN IT! More giveaways to come...



Wednesday, June 25, 2014

HAWAIIAN TROPIC ESCAPE EVENT

HAWAIIAN TROPIC NEW 2014 LAUNCHES, 
"NEW FACE" DANIELLE ERB & GIVEAWAY!
Love Hawaiian Tropic and so does the Skin Cancer Foundation!
Hawaiian Tropic is without a doubt, hands-down my all-time favorite sun protection line. The scent always takes me back to a tropical escape and why not?, Hawaiian Tropic is the best when it comes to sun-kissed skin and sun protection and is even recommended by The Skin Care Foundation as effective broad spectrum sunscreens (many aren't!) I didn't have to be asked twice when I received the invite for the Escape with Hawaiian Tropic Event, where we met the brands new brand ambassador Danielle Erb and previewed their 2014 launches!

Meet The "New Face" of Hawaiian Tropic - Danielle Erb of Tampa, FL.

Monday, June 23, 2014

HAIR: RICI CURL SYSTEM

RICI CURL: SPLASH SHAMPOO, DRENCH CONDITIONER, THIRSTY STYLING GEL, VELVET SMOOTH SERUM & MEMORY SETTING SPRAY


My hair is curly 98% of the time (I may straighten it one day in the winter when it temps dip below freezing) and if there is a curly hair product out there, I use it. It's no secret that I have my "go-to curl faves" but I still test & use other curl products out there. One line I was interested in trying was RICI Curls. Founded by salon owner Ricky Pennisi, these five products work together to help you achieve beautiful curls. When I test curl products, I look to see if it softens my hair as I wash and that my thirsty hair is hydrated when I condition. Otherwise, I will have a pretty hard time with detangling since I don't wash it daily. 

RICI CURL PRODUCT LINE


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

P&G Summer Glow Salon Event

P&G CELEBRATED TARGET WITH FUN IN THE SUN: 
COVERGIRL, OLAY, FEKKAI & PANTENE
Earlier today, P&G held a fun public event "Summer Glow Salon", at the Flatiron Plaza on 23rd and 5th Avenue, to celebrate Target's newly designed beauty isles. Brands on hand were CoverGirl, Olay, Fekkai and Pantene, each offering beauty services. Who doesn't love Target? Its the ultimate destination to find all your P&G products and I for one, can be found in there shopping at least three times a week! 


Here's the layout of today's P&G #SummerGlowSalon


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

SHAKIRA COVERS GLAM BELLEZA LATINA’S SUMMER ISSUE

LATIN POWERHOUSE SHAKIRA GLAM LATINA INTERVIEW

*Photo credit: Nicolas Moore
She’s a powerhouse performer, a Latina beauty icon—and she’s got the most-liked Facebook page in the world. But achievements aside, it’s Shakira’s humility that keeps her fans entranced. She opens up in Glam Belleza Latina’s summer issue about life with her soccer-player boyfriend Gerard Piqué, her international roots, and being a blond Latina.

Check out quotes from Shakira’s interview below and read the full interview at GlamLatina.com

Shakira on whether she and Gerard will ever marry…

Monday, June 16, 2014

SKINCARE: WONDERFUL *NEW* WORLD OF ST. IVES

*NEW* ST. IVES BODY WASH & SCRUBS: 
EVEN & BRIGHT PINK LEMON & MANDARIN ORANGE AND 
GENTLY NOURISHED OATMEAL SCRUB + MASK #NeverBeDull
Skincare and St. Ives go hand in hand, not to mention way back with me. I started using St. Ives Apricot Scrub back in the 90's when I was only fourteen years old and it came in the peach jar which is discontinued today. Now, you still find St. Ives in my bathroom, in its redesigned packing and new additions. My highlight was picking off scrubs that were hanging off of a tree, because you know "apricots do grow on trees", right?

Take your pick!
Vintage St. Ives Apricot Scrub jar
I have been indulging in skin bliss, since St. Ives held their "World of St. Ives" event. Whether I'm in the shower delighting my senses with the body washes, or after my shower with the facial scrubs, cleansers and hydrating spray lotions; I feel as if there truly is a whole other world of St. Ives still left to discover.Take a look at my beach bag filled with goodies which included a pair of my favorite must-have Havaianas flip-flops:

Thursday, June 12, 2014

NEW from M∙A∙C - Moody Blooms

M∙A∙C - MOODY BLOOMS AVAILABLE ONLINE JUNE 19 
IN STORES JUNE 26 - AUGUST 21, 2014

Filled with exotic flora exuding a hint of danger, a sensual hothouse of night-blooming flowers sets the scene for seduction. In this garden of the night, Moody Blooms become the ultimate obsession…venomous violets, intoxicating ivy and poisonous nightshade glow with a phosphorescent gleam. As the blossoming buds unfurl into the darkness, electric colours emerge, shrouding eyes in earthy metallic Eye Shadows, intensified by blackened green and plum Fluidline, and the drama of False Lashes Black. Vibrant lips suggest a hidden motive as the soft warm pinks of Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tint are overpowered by the deep blue plums and darkened berries of Sheen Supreme Lipstick. A final surge of adrenaline bursts with pink and shimmery bronze Powder Blush before these beauties dissolve again into the night.



MOODY BLOOMS will be available online June 19th 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

BIRCHBOX + MALLY BEAUTY SOIREE

REWIND: BEAUTY, BIRCHBOX & 
MAKE-UP WITH MALLY


Mally Roncal is one of my favorite make-up artists and though I've had the pleasure of meeting her at the Tracy Reese NYFW shows the past two years, I never got the chance for some one-on-one time with her. That was until the Birchbox + Mally Beauty Soiree, which was held at the Gramercy Park Hotel back in April. This time I got some Q&A's, tips and laughs. The timing couldn't have been more perfect as I had a burn mark on my chin that needed help with concealing. Mally was hilarious and pure bliss, her laugh infectious and make-up techniques fierce, yet fun - and I can wear them to the office. 

Friday, June 6, 2014

FASHION FRIDAY: CLOVER CANYON F/W 2014:

HAIR: CUTLER/REDKEN SALON, MAKE-UP: DEANNA MELLUSO FOR KEVYN AUCOIN, NAILS: MORGAN TAYLOR

NYFW this past February was epic for me, not to mention extremely hectic as I ran around covering 42 shows all over New York. Covering tons of backstage beauty for dozens of brands, talking to hair stylists, make-up and artists, designers and photographers - I never got tired; its a passion that keeps me going on pure euphoric bliss. While I did mini-posts here and there and flooded my social media with pictures, there are shows which I covered that deserve their own spotlight. Let's take a look at Clover Canyon Fall/Winter 2014, with Cutler/Redken Salon on hair, Deanna Mellus for Kevyn Aucoin leading make-up and Gina Edwards for Morgan Taylor on nails.



**All photo credits: Evelyn Lugo**


HAIR: Cutler/REDKEN Salon

Lead Hair Stylist: Linh Nguyen Cutler/REDKEN - Inspiration: "Irish lassies and everything beautiful about that country: the greenery, the castles... you'll notice that the motif on the front of some of the clothing is actually a cameo of the designer's mother-in-law's grandmother. We created a beautiful, soft tucked under braid that is often reflected in the style of the Celtic countryside girl." 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

SKINCARE - NEW AVEENO SOY COLLECTION ADDITIONS:

AVEENO SOY POSITIVELY RADIANT COLLECTION
TARGETED TONE CORRECTOR & MAKE-UP REMOVING WIPES


AVEENO is a brand that I love and is well known for harnessing the power of ACTIVE NATURALS. I was super excited when I heard that they added two new products to the AVEENO'S POSITIVELY RADIANT COLLECTION: Targeted Tone Corrector ($14.99 - $16.99) and Make-Up Removing Wipes (25-count $6.49- $6.99) 


New additions to the Aveeno Positively Radiant Collection

I have been using the Targeted Tone Corrector to help fade a burn mark on my chin (long story) and I am truly amazed with my end results. The makeup removing wipes are one of a kind, unlike any I have ever used. I don't feel the need to rinse my face and it removes ALL of my makeup in one swipe - even the mascara. Take a look at my chin burn mark: 


Before Aveeno Targeted Tone Corrector...

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

SKINCARE: WELCOME TO THE ROC ACADEMY

INTRODUCING RoC® ACADEMY™
REFRESH YOUR ANTI-AGING KNOWLEDGE WITH 
INTERACTIVE E-LEARNING BEAUTY EXPERIENCE


Sunday, June 1, 2014

NEW & IMPROVED MITCHUM CLINICAL DEODORANT

MITCHUM 48 HOUR PROTECTION DEODORANT WITH
 OXYGEN ODOR CONTROL TECHNOLOGY

We all know how amazing Mitchum deodorant is, a brand with over 50 years of history but have you tried their new Clinical line, with the fighting benefit of Oxygen Odor Control Technology? I have and let me tell you that if you're looking for maximum odor and wetness protection (heck, you can even skip a day) Mitchum Clinical is it!