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Saturday, June 24, 2017

NEW Murad

NEW Murad
Skincare + Supplements
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I'm thrilled with the new launches from MURAD: skin hydrating products: Hydro-Glow Aqua Peel and Hydro-Glow Dietary Supplements. One-of-a-kind internal + external approach to skincare that goes far beyond the skin’s surface to boost cellular hydration, creating radiant and youthful skin.
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Murad Hydro-Glow Aqua Peel - $48.00
Hydro-Glow Aqua Peel works on the skin’s outer layer to reveal radiant, healthy skin and infuse a 400% boost in hydration for a youthful glow. The first step in this dual-phase system is the Retexturizing Swab, originally used in Dr. Murad’s medical practice, exfoliates skin with glycolic and lactic acids, revealing smoother and brighter skin. Second, the Moisture Infusion Mask delivers hyaluronic acid to replenish skin, visibly minimize lines and wrinkles, and seal in moisture.
Murad Hydro-Glow Dietary Supplements - $54.00

At the same time, Hydro-Glow Dietary Supplements hydrate skin from within and are designed to help boost cellular hydration levels for youthful-looking skin with Glucosamine and Osmolytes. Visit www.Murad.com to learn more about these new products, purchase, or learn more about the entire skincare collection. 


Sunday, May 28, 2017

it Cosmetics Summer Essentials

IT COSMETICS MDW
SUMMER BEAUTY

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Hope you're ready, because your IT Cosmetics favorites are perfect to grab and go this Memorial Day Weekend, especially with the IT travel sizes. Grab 'em, throw 'em in your purse and get gorgeous on-the-go. Tiny but mighty and perfect from the pool to the beach and everywhere in between. The brand blessed me with the most amazing mailer, filled with goodies to keep me going throughout the summer, including a logo roundie blanket (thanks dolls!) πŸ’‹
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Your Skin But Better™ CC+™ Cream with SPF 50+ Travel Size $15 - IT’s Your Best-Selling, Award-Winning Beauty Miracle! Your favorite Your Skin But Better™ CC+™ Cream is now available in travel size to perfect and protect your skin on the go! Clinically shown to hydrate skin, smooth texture, and enhance skin brightness while camouflaging skin imperfections. 

Travel Size Bye Bye Under Eye™ Anti-Aging Concealer $10 - Our best-selling waterproof concealer effectively conceals skin imperfections while improving the appearance of wrinkles with the help of skin-loving ingredients- hydrolyzed collagen, hyaluronic acid, vitamins and high performance pigment.

Brow Power™ Universal Eyebrow Pencil Mini $12 - The revolutionary, budge-proof formula adheres to skin for long-lasting results, while the universal transforming shade adjusts to all hair colors based on pressure applied. IT’s the only eyebrow pencil you’ll need to pack!

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#itCosmetics has me covered this summer

Saturday, May 27, 2017

diptyque Le Voyage

diptyque L'Art du Soin Pour 
Le Voyage Travel Set
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With Memorial Day weekend in full swing and the unofficial start of summer just a few days away, many of us are busy packing for a long weekend and getting ready for beach vacations throughout the next few months. If you are looking to pack your favorite travel body and face skincare essentials, diptyque's NEW L'Art du Soin Pour Le Voyage will complete your packing list all summer long. 

The travel set, including the below, will be available beginning June 1st at diptyque retail stores, diptyqueparis.com, Nordstrom and Nordstrom.com for $85.00.

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3 Face Care Products – Infused Facial Water 50ml, Nourishing Cleansing Balm 25ml, and Essential Face Cream 25ml.

2 Body care Product – Revitalizing Shower Gel 50ml and Fresh Lotion 50ml.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Ev turns 40!

FOUR DECADES OF BEING FIERCE, 
FAB AND FULL OF LIFE: MY 40TH BDAY!

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The end of an era, yet the beginning of a totally new chapter: I finally turned 40 today! That's four decades of trials and tribulations, and although I still don't show signs of any aging (truly surgery and procedure free....NEVER any Botox either), I definitely have the scars to last me four lifetimes. I embrace them as they  only made me all the more fiery, fierce, focused and full of life!

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So what are my skincare secrets? Genetics is clearly one (dad had no wrinkles at 62 when he passed away), and it's no secret that I sleep like a bear - nine to 11 hours a night - and drink about two gallons of water. Product-wise, I've used Noxzema Classic ever since I was ten years old (yep, 30 years strong), coupled with Dove Beauty Bar. I may use an arsenal of beauty products, but these two are my go-to for flawless skin. Plenty of smiles hasn't broken my face or faith. If anything, it gives me a more youthful glow. Here's the next 40! πŸ’‹

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~Evelyn Lugo

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Bandelettes Thigh Bands

MEET BANDELETTES: THE 
ANTI-CHAFING THIGH BANDS
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Listen up ladies, if your thighs rub (big or small, thigh chafing is a real problem, unless you have a thigh gap, which in that case I offer you my condolences: Why?, Google it: team "tight and right!"), allow me to introduce to you my favorite fashion accessory, especially when wearing maxi or summer dresses: Bandelettes Thigh Bands. What are they? The anti-chafing stretching bands with silicone backing, that wraps around the tights and end skin to skin rubbing. Available in lace or solid bands, from size 2 to 24 in an array of colors ($14.99 - $15.99). If you play sports - think tennis shorts - then the solid bands are perfect for you! 

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I attended an event with the brand two weeks ago where I was measured, given a size B Bandelette band (in Black Onyx and Dolce Beige), and even had the chance to chat with and meet Project Runway season 14 winner Ashley Nell Tipton. I'm telling you that after wearing short tights under all my maxis for years, I will never go back. I believe in Bandelettes. True Tip: you should NOT apply lotions prior to putting them on (don't do it). Otherwise they will slip and slide, totally defeating the purpose of the silicone bands. My second day wearing my Bandelettes - lotion-free - they stood up and on for 12+ hours, no complaints here. 

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I love Bandelettes because aside from staying put all day long, they protect my thighs from chafing, are super comfortable and they may even come in handy for some sexy play (so I've heard, lol.) Get yours now, by visiting www.Bandelettes.com

Sunday, May 7, 2017

It's a 10 Haircare

NEW ADDITIONS TO 
IT'S A 10 HAIRCARE COLLECTION


When it comes to my hair, I've learned that a great leave-in is crucial, and despite the many leave-in products I own, only one is the absolute "main for my mane." It's a 10 Miracle Leave-in, perfect for maintaining a strong, shiny mane. I love it because if doesn't require commitment, zero expensive monthly hair appointments and my curls feel silky smooth. You can imagine my joy when the brand sent me their Silk Express Miracle Leave-in (10 oz. $43.26), Miracle Defrizzing Gel (5 oz. $17.48) and Miracle Repair Hair Mask (8 oz., $38.10). My curls looked and felt absolutely amazing all day long.πŸ‘

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My fave Newbeauty Test tube last summer!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Manuka Doctor 24K Oils

NEW MANUKA DOCTOR
24K GOLD & MANUKA HONEY
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Guess what new skincare goody landed on my lap this week? Liquid gold (well, kind of, lol.) Newly launched luxe body oil collection: Manuka Doctor 24K Gold & Manuka Honey line (Kourtney Kardashian is the Global Brand Ambassador.) I know what you're thinking "but oil on your face?" Yes and contrary to popular belief, it won't clog your pores or cause breakouts, and I have long used oils to keep my skin looking radiant. Manuka Doctor 24K Gold & Manuka Honey will leave your skin smooth and supple, with a kiss of shimmer from head to toe. The four products I've been indulging in all week are: Body Oil ($39.99), Face Oil ($24.99), Hand Oil ($29.99) and Eye Oil ($24.99, 0.33 ).
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My skin feels and looks radiant and is absolutely glowing. Formulated with 24K Gold, Manuka Honey, precious plant oils and a delicate natural fragrance of Chamomile and White Floral, these light beauty oils nourish and seal in moisture helping to regain suppleness and elasticity. Skin feels silky smooth and appears more moisturized and luminous. 

Manuka Doctor 24K Gold and Manuka Honey Oils are available online at www.manukadoctor.com

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

IT Cosmetics Friends 2017

SALE: IT COSMETICS
FRIENDS & FAMILY EVENT


Hurry, IT’s that time of year again…the IT Cosmetics Friends & Family event! it Cosmetics is rewarding loyal IT Girls with exclusive access to their semi-annual friends & family sale, an event that you DEFINITELY don’t want to miss. The sale will be a combination of palettes, sets, and individual face products, in a variety of shades, formulas, and categories – there’s going to be something for every IT Girl!

Here are the deets:

· Use the code Friends2017 to take advantage of the best sale of the year!
· The code will be live April 24, 2017 through April 28, 2017 (11:59pm EDT)

Monday, April 24, 2017

NEW Dove Baby Skincare Line

BABY DOVE
HAS ARRIVED!
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It's absolutely no secret, that skincare is my everything: I live and breathe it, 24/7, it's what I use to wash my face daily, even Dove body washes in my shower. So I was thrilled two weeks ago, when brand reps announced the launch of their NEW Dove Baby, its first-ever range of baby care products - available in Rich and Sensitive Moisture. Line-up includes: Shampoo, Tip-to-Toe Wash, Moisture Bar, Lotion and wipes. 
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The Dove Beauty Bar is already #1 recommended bar by dermatologists and pediatricians in the U.S. (and yes, even gentler than Johnson's Baby and Ivory. I did the paper strip test myself at the Dove Plant last year!) So imagine this amazing new skincare collection from Dove for babies? My mommy friends are in love and I can't wait to try these out on the little one soon...🍼


NEW Baby Dove has products for all skin types in its Rich Moisture and Sensitive Moisture ranges.  Baby Dove’s Rich Moisture range has been developed for babies with normal to dry skin and goes beyond mildness to help replenish essential nutrients to help skin retain its natural moisture. The range is hypoallergenic with pH neutral, tear-free cleansers, and a fragrance specifically developed for delicate baby skin.  Baby Dove’s Sensitive Moisture range has been developed for babies with sensitive skin. It is fragrance free for sensitive skin and the range is hypoallergenic with pH neutral, tear-free cleansers.


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Baby Dove is now available at food, drug, mass, value, baby, and online retailers. Visit Dove.com to find out more about Baby Dove products.

NEW IT Cosmetics GLOW

NEW IT COSMETICS
CONFIDENCE IN YOUR GLOW
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I received the most amazing mailer last week from IT Cosmetics, another addition to their stellar "Confidence Crew": NEW Confidence in Your Glow ($32 each, available in: Instant Nude Glow, Instant Natural Glow and Instant Warm Glow). What is IT? A skin-transforming healthy flush blushing bronzer. ITs your blush, bronzer and highlighter in one sweep! They pair perfectly with Heavenly Skin One-Sweep Wonder Brush #705 ($48). 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

NEW Dove Clear Finish

NEW DOVE INVISIBLE 
DRY SPRAY ANTIPERSPIRANT

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Here's another marvelous innovation from my loves at Dove, NEW Dove Invisible Dry Spray Antiperspirant goes on invisible, leaving no white marks on 100 colors of clothing. It provides 48-hour odor and wetness protection and offers the brand’s signature ¼ moisturizing technology to care for skin. Retails for $5.49 each and is available in two fragrances: 
  • Sheer Fresh crisp and clean floral fragrance 
  • Clear Finish fragranced with notes of rose and white flowers 
How it works: The active ingredient found in antiperspirants is a white powder and a primary contributor to white marks. The powder becomes visible on clothing due to light scattering, an optical effect. The new anti-marks protection technology combines a finer milled active ingredient with an innovative masking oil to reduce the overall appearance of white marks.

Anti-Aging: Eye Care

EV'S EYE CARE 
ANTI-AGING MUST-HAVES



They say "the eyes are the windows to the soul", which they certainly are, so I make sure to keep my peepers pretty and youthful; wrinkle & dark circles free! Whether I keep my eye cream in the fridge for an extra cooling morning treat, or carry it in my purse on-the-go, I have an arsenal of eye care products I switch up (and love, thanks to my brands). Remember: always use your ring finger and gently tap - never rub - around the eye area, unless it's a roller-ball applicator. So, What are my must-haves?

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2. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Eye Gel Cream ($19)

3. Clinique All About Eyes™ Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage ($30)

4. It Cosmetics Confidence in an Eye Cream ($38)

5. It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream ($48)

6. La Prairie Anti-Aging Eye and Lip Contour Cream ($205)

7. IOMA PARIS Flash Youth Eye Contour Concentrate ($165)


~Evelyn Lugo

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Essentials by Artistry

NEW SKINCARE:
ESSENTIALS BY ARTISTRY
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Essentials by Artistry Gel Cleanser, Light Lotion and Makeup Removing Wipes
One thing you can never be too busy for, is your skin. You simply must make time, especially before bedtime. I've been obsessed with my skin and its care ever since I was 12 (we're talking early 90's here and it's paid off), so if you're on the go, here is a NEW skin care line by Artistry, the world’s most scientifically advanced range of beauty solutions. Introducing Essentials by Artistry, perfect for the under 25 audience, Essentials is a minimalistic approach to modern, young skincare.
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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Lisa Hoffman Fragrances

LISA HOFFMAN BEAUTY
SEXY SPRING SCENT
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*Lisa Hoffman Tunisian Neroli Eau De Parfum
When it comes to fragrances, I look for soft, sweet, sensual and definitely sexy. That's exactly what I got, when reps for Lisa Hoffman Beauty sent me a bottle of Tunisian Neroli Eau de Parfum (2 fl. oz/60mL $65) to test drive. It's no secret that I have a ton of perfumes, but I received so many compliments while wearing this scent, that I simply haven't stopped using it (and the scent lingers all day long, despite it's light airy scent!) If you can't wear perfumes for whatever reason, then I recommend you try Lisa Hoffman's fragrance jewelry (totally refillable!)
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*Lisa Hoffman Tunisian Neroli $22/50mL, $65/60mL Feminine and intoxicating, Tunisian Neroli is a seductive, alluring scent that inspires mystery and new romance. The sand-fringed Mediterranean meets the vast Sahara Desert in Africa’s tiny coastal country, Tunisia, a breathtaking destination with a rich history and a turquoise sea. Here, the oil of the Neroli blossom, the most highly-regarded flower in the region, was sought after by royals and aristocrats who frequented Tunisia’s open-air markets and bazaars for its bold, sensuous effect. Lisa took this fragrant, floral note and surrounded it with gardenia petals, sweet orange blossom, ylang ylang, and green buchu leaf to craft her multi-faceted fragrance, Tunisian Neroli - a romantic, modern scent that evokes the beauty and mystique of ancient Tunisia.
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Sunday, April 2, 2017

#KENRAcurl

KENRA PROFESSIONAL
CURL COLLECTION

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When it comes to curl care, I have pretty much tried and tested them all, sometimes creating my own cocktail of multiple products. Now this curl care line isn't new (launched last year, sent to me by reps in November and I've been hooked ever since), but the NEW Kenra Professional Curl Collection is a curl~girl's best friend: smells divine (seriously), the hold is great - I tend to touch and tousle my hair throughout the day, creating frizz - and is perfect products for those with loose waves, to tight coils. My curls are moisturized and look (and smell) great. #KenraCurl is Ev~Approved! πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

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The Kenra Professional Curl Collection includes: 
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Sunday, March 26, 2017

#obsessie - essie Spring 2017

NEW ESSIE SPRING 2017
"CALIFORNIA ROAD TRIP"
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I'm always on the lookout for the latest launches from essie, and these six new shades nailed it, making this fingertip fashionista even more #obsessie. Essie's NEW Spring 2017 "California Road Trip" collection is perfectly inspired by sun-filled beach days and spectacular sunsets, shared with best friends (think road trip.) Before you ask, "what's with the freaky fingers Ev?", they're my helpers, for times when I have a fresh mani or broken nail (and neutral, similar to doing an arm swatch, as opposed to your lip/eye!) Big thanks to my friends essie, for sending me these amazing new shades: 

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  • b'aha moment!: an enlightening pink pomegranate, with serious curb appeal
  • on the roadie: a vibrant kelly green with avocado undertones
  • all the wave: a sapphire indigo that calls for high tides, and tranquil vibes
  • excuse me, sur: sun-kissed coral mango that adds spice to any joy ride
  • designated dj: this plum sangria crΓ¨me is a playlist worth keeping on repeat
  • backseat besties: let the good times roll with this delicate pink plumeria
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Nailed it: it's easy to become a bit #obsessie

essie spring 2017 shades retail for $9.00 each. To check out these or other essie shades, please visit www.essie.com 

~Evelyn Lugo

Thursday, March 16, 2017

#UltaBeautyLovesMAC

M∙A∙C COSMETICS AND ULTA BEAUTY 
ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP
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M∙A∙C and Ulta Beauty announce an exciting new retail partnership in the United States. Beginning in May 2017, shoppers can purchase M∙A∙C on Ulta.com, and in select Ulta Beauty stores in June 2017. During the 2017 calendar year, M∙A∙C will open in more than 100 Ulta Beauty locations. 

Customers will be excited to shop a lineup of M∙A∙C’s most popular and iconic products, specially curated for Ulta Beauty, as well as makeup services to complement Ulta Beauty’s existing hair, skin and brow services. Stay tuned for more news @MACcosmetics and @ultabeauty

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

IT Cosmetics Eye Confidence

NEW IT COSMETICS
CONFIDENCE IN AN EYE CREAM

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Get ready for the latest addition to IT Cosmetics "confidence crew": NEW Confidence in an Eye Cream ($38.00 0.5 fl. oz./15mL). I am the first to recommend Confidence in a Cream (for face), I've been hooked on it since it launched one year ago (see it again here). Now, IT Cosmetics sent me the most amazing press mailer (I feel Brew-tiful), right after Daylight Savings, a much needed boost after losing an hour. IT's light, absorbs quickly and tired eyes instantly come alive with this skin-loving formula, with caffeine and other key ingredients. A revolutionary moisturizing eye treatment helps boost your skin’s natural regenerative cycle and makes tired eyes look instantly more awake. 

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Coffee-themed mailer from IT Cosmetics


Why you’ll love IT: Formulated with proprietary Anti-Aging Armour Rejuvenating Concentrate™, plus Ceramides to restore, Chrysin to help reduce the appearance of inflammation, Peptides and Collagen to smooth the look of lines and wrinkles, Avocado to nourish, Hyaluronic Acid and Squalane for powerful hydration, Licorice for visible brightening and Caffeine to reduce the look of puffiness. Also:

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  • Transforms your eyes with clinically shown hydration - perfect for all skin types
  • Rejuvenates and restores delicate eye area, while the exclusive apricot tint and Drops of Light Technology™ color-correct and brighten. 

NEW Confidence in an Eye Cream will be available at itcosmetics.com on March 21st, and ULTA/ulta.com in April ~ #ITsMyConfidence

Sunday, March 5, 2017

#MACMinLiu

ANNOUNCING: MIN LIU FOR M∙A∙C 
AVAILABLE ONLINE & IN SELECT MARKETS APRIL 2017
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The legend behind Ms Min brings her personal twist on Chinese traditionalism to a mythically charged M·A·C collection. Meditating on the creation and rejuvenation of life, her collaboration features indomitable reds, deep peony pinks and misty metallics, capturing the flow of energy that connects mountains, oceans – and all of us.

Quote from M∙A∙C Cosmetics Senior Vice President/Creative Director, James Gager: "We’ve continually loved Min’s collections. It’s been amazing to watch her become the force in contemporary Chinese design she is today. We’re fascinated with her modern take on traditional Chinese motifs, making us want to find a way to work together. When we first met, she brought a piece of fabric with indomitable red, deep peony pink and metallic details, which became the centerpiece of the collection’s design. It’s been a joy to partner with Min to create a subtle and elegant collection. I can’t wait to show the entire world the result!”

Quote from fashion designer, Min Liu: "M∙A∙C Cosmetics is an innovator of celebrating individuals, much like the essence of Ms MIN. The inspiration that guided this collaboration came from an ancient masterpiece about Chinese mythology culture, spirituality and folklore in the presence of nature. Energy, like beauty in fashion, flows and shifts over time. I find fashion and beauty to be the collision of personal expression of self, today being different than tomorrow, capturing our ying and yang, and the discovery of our quiet and our riot.”

Min Liu for M∙A∙C will be available online and in select markets April 2017. #MACMinLiu

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Hairfinity

HAIRFINITY HEALTHY
HAIR CARE LINE

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Listen, "hair happens", as I always say, but first you must be sure its healthy from within. If you need help in that department, then Hairfinity is a sure bet. I was lucky to try out the supplements, shampoo, conditioner, Infinite Edges Serum and Masque, when the brand reps sent me an amazing haul of products for me to sample. NEW to the Hairfinity collection of products are four Hair Boosters: Intense Shine, Volume Builder, Damage Defense and Detox & De-Stress (my absolute favorite!) You won't see results overnight, but the hair growth and shine is fierce! Wear a weave or extensions? Rest assured, Hairfinity has products just for you (see below). 
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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Chanel Brick Lip Compact 2017

BUYER BEWARE
FAKE CHANEL BRICK COMPACT 
SOLD ON EBAY & POSHMARK
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The color is WRONG (Chanel Brick is not burgundy or red, but a muted terra cotta!) The texture is wrong (it's a gloss & liner - NOT A LIPSTICK... Brick is not even matte!) The formula is w-r-o-n-g. Even compared to my 1997 compact, which is STILL not dry or "rancid", as one fan nicely put it and the reason why I hand-wrote today's date on it - STILL WRONG! See, I knew someone was up to no good when I was approached last year by an unknown "brand", asking me for detailed pictures, a "piece for sampling" and possibly buy my Chanel Brick lipstick compact for $10,000 CASH. It was only a matter of time before someone - and I certainly don't mean CHANEL, whom I met with last week to compare this "newly found fake sample" and also worked for in 2007 - cooked up a scheme to produce and sell counterfeit Chanel Brick lipsticks, sold out of California. 

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

NEW Dove Shower Foam

NEW DOVE SHOWER FOAM:
THE CARE YOU NEED, THE LIGHT FEEL YOU WANT
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Check out the the newest skincare innovation from Dove: NEW Dove Shower Foam! This is Dove's first foaming body wash and offers a soft, airy lather for superior care. I received an amazing package last week from the brand - best package, complete with a pop-out balloon - and as soon as I quit playing with the box and balloon, I jumped in the shower to test this baby out. 

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