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Thursday, July 18, 2019

ARM & HAMMER Invisible Sprays

BEAT THE HEAT WITH ARM & HAMMER 
INVISIBLE POWDER SPRAYS

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With this unbearable heat and humidity, it seems that there's nothing you can do to stop the sweat and suffering. While I may not be able to help with the suffering (gotta push through it, a few more days - stay cool), I do have something that will definitely help beat the sweat. Arm & Hammer reps send me both products to test, and I took my time thoroughly testing. I used them daily for my 6:00 a.m. sweat sessions at the gym (think hour-long, HIGH intensity cardio. Yep!) And don't worry, both Arm & Hammer Invisible Spray Powders are talc-free, with NO white mess. 
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Even comes in extremely handy in this jungle-like humidity. Arm & Hammer Invisible Spray Powder BODY is heaven sent when sprayed on your body (back, under boobs), ESPECIALLY when put to the test underground in the NYC Subway platforms, where the temperature seems to be set to hell. Worked like a charm. I use the foot spray in my gym sneakers, and have yet to face the unpleasant sweat funk. Major points scored. 👌

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Clear up foot and body odor with the new ARM & HAMMER™ Invisible Powder Sprays that provide a mess free application with maximum sweat and moisture absorption. These ultra clear dry sprays contains ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda and odor neutralizing ingredients to absorb moisture and sweat. Great for body and feet, they are the clear solution to foot and body odor. 

  • First ever cake free invisible foot spray powder, leaving no white mess on clothes, shoes or feet.
  • Sweat Activated Fresh Guard® Technology keeps feet feeling fresh all day
  • Burst of cool fragrance lasts all day
  • Talc Free
  • First ever cake free invisible body spray powder, leaving no white mess on clothes or body
  • Sweat Activated Fresh Guard® Technology keeps body feeling fresh all day
  • Soda and odor neutralizing ingredients to absorb moisture and sweat
  • Unisex fragrance for all day freshness
  • Talc Free 
The ARM & HAMMER™ Foot and Body Care collection is available in the foot care aisle at Walmart and Walmart.com


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Nordstrom / The Beachwaver Co.

NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY 
SALE: BEACHWAVER PRO
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Even though I'm a total wash-n-go Curl~Gurl, that doesn't mean that I don't share all things curls with my friends, especially an amazing deal like this one, with my good friends Nordstrom. Be sure to catch the early access sale mentioned below:

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During the Nordstrom Anniversary sale, they're offering the BEACHWAVER PRO 1.25 iron at 33% off ($133.33; originally $199) with a gift with purchase, the travel size Beachwaver Co. Great Barrier Heat Protectant Hair Spray.

Early Access Sale: 7/11 – 7/18
Public Sale: 7/19 – 8/4

Sale starts on July 11th, until August 4th, but be sure to catch the early access sale July 11th - 18th on Nordstrom.com

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Palmer's Skin Success GLOW

GLOWING, RADIANT SKIN WITH
PALMER'S SKIN SUCCESS GLOW

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After a long beauty hiatus, your gurl is back and better than EV-er (and I promise to explain in full details why I was M.I.A with my reviews in my n-e-x-t blog post!) So much catching up to do... 

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Gift bags lined up at Palmer's Skin Success GLOW event at MNDFL

Where skincare is concerned, I'm front and center - so it's no surprise that I joined Palmer's brand for a new product launch event last April when invited, and checked out their NEW Skin Success GLOW line at MNDFL (10 E. 8th Street, NYC). All beauty guru's in attendance enjoyed a relaxing 20 minute meditation session, perfect to help get us glowing from within and learn all about Palmer's new skincare launches with Dr. Valerie M. Harvey, Dermatologist. 



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Glowing with Palmer's at MNDFL - April 2019
Get glowy, radiant skin in as little as two weeks with Palmer's GLOW Water Lily Face Cream, Radiance Sheet Mask and Purifying Sheet Mask (each sold separately, at Walmart and Palmer's.com.) All three products listed below are: Hypoallergenic • Dermatologist Tested • Ethically & Sustainably Sourced (and never tested on animals!)

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Palmer's GLOW Water Lily Face Cream (2.7 oz./.75 g - $7.95) A natural perfecting cream that effectively corrects dark spots, uneven skin tone or discoloration. With key ingredients: Niacinamide - White Lily Extract - Retinol - Japanese Songyi Mushroom - Vitamin C

Palmer's GLOW Radiance Sheet Mask (1 single-use mask 0.67 fl. oz./20mL - $3.99) Boosts radiance, perfects dark spots, uneven tone and blotchiness. Formulated with key ingredients: Niacinamide - White Lily Extract - Retinol - Japanese Songyi Mushroom - Vitamin C

Palmer's GLOW Purifying Sheet Mask (1 single-use mask 0.60 fl. oz./18 mL - $3.99) Draws out impurities and refines pores for a clearer, more balanced complexion. Key ingredients: Bamboo Charcoal - Licorice - Salicylic Acid - Willow Bark - Aloe - Marshmallow Extract. 

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GLOWING thanks to Palmer's and this cool mirror

I have been using the GLOW Water Lily Face Cream since late April, and can honestly tell you that my skin has never looked BETTER. I noticed that all the uneven skin around my nose/mouth area evened out; giving me even more radiant skin. Sheet masks are part of my Sunday Skin Serenity ritual, when I relax and gear up for the work week. 

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Not that I ever wear foundation or concealer, but I have more and more people asking me "WHAT are you using on your skin Ev?" And this is it. #GlowWithPalmers

~Evelyn Lugo

Friday, June 7, 2019

eos Sprinkle Donut Balm

eos NEW LIMITED-EDITION 
SPRINKLE DONUT LIP BALM
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Heads up, it's National Donut Day and it’s time to celebrate with eos’ next super limited-edition drop: Sprinkle Donut Super Shea Lip Balm! What a perfect way to celebrate donut day than with this delightful balm?


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Satisfy your cravings with this new Sprinkle Donut flavor that has notes of warm fresh-baked donut, vanilla bean glaze and rainbow sprinkles. The good news is that eos officially launched the lip balm launched today at 10:00 a.m. The bad news? With only a limited supply available, sadly once it’s gone, it’s gone for good!  #eosmicrobatch Available for $4.99 here


Monday, June 3, 2019

Drybar x Secret Life of Pets 2

INTRODUCING #BARKBAR
A DRYBAR AND 
THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 COLLABORATION



New York, NY (June, 2019) – Drybar is giving consumers the chance to get pampered with their pups! This June, the brilliant blowout specialists are teaming up with Illumination and Universal Pictures’ The Secret Life of Pets 2 to launch #Barkbar: an exclusive partnership in celebration of the new animated film The Secret Life of Pets 2.

Visit Drybar Bryant Park in New York on June 3rd, or Drybar West Hollywood in Los Angeles on June 5th for the limited-time experience, which features a team of groomers to prettify your pooch* while you enjoy a signature Drybar blowout. Each location will be offering free appointments for both clients and their furry friends for one day only—so book fast.

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Can’t make it in for an appointment that day? Visit select Drybar locations from June 1st to June 7th and enjoy an exclusive The Secret Life of Pets 2 content piece while you’re getting styled before the movie hits theaters nationwide on Friday, June 7th.


DRYBAR & THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 CELEBRATION 
DATES AND LOCATIONS


New York City #Barkbar
Monday, June 3rd
10AM - 5PM (By Appointment)

Los Angeles #Barkbar
Wednesday, June 5th
10AM - 5PM (By Appointment)


*List of Excluded Dog Breeds:
Dog grooming is limited to certain breeds of dogs and shall exclude Pit Bull Terriers, Staffordshire Terriers, Rottweilers, German Shepherds, Presa Canarios, Chows Chows, Doberman Pinschers, Akitas, Wolf-hybrids, Mastiffs, Cane Corsos, Great Danes, Alaskan Malamutes and Siberian Huskies.

ABOUT DRYBAR: Named one of the top “100 Brilliant Ideas” by Entrepreneur magazine and one of New York Magazine’s “Boom Brands,” Drybar is based on the simple concept of focusing on one thing and being the best at it. For them, that's blowouts. Their tagline says it best: No cuts. No color. Just blowouts. The brand offers a full line of professional products & tools available at Sephora, Nordstrom, and select Ulta and Bloomingdale’s locations nationwide. Drybar Founder Alli Webb was named one of the “100 Most Creative People in Business” by Fast Company, and has been featured on the Cosmo Power List by Cosmopolitan magazine, as well as the Fortune 40 Under 40 List. Alli is also the author of The New York Times best-selling book, “The Drybar Guide to Good Hair for All,” which was published in October of 2016.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Stila Cosmetics X Berta Bridal

STILA COSMETICS X BERTA RUNWAY SHOW 
NYC Bridal Fashion Week

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Earlier this month I had the pleasure of joining Stila Cosmetics behind the scenes at Bertha Runway Show Spring 2020, captivated backstage by all the bridal beauty and accessories (goodness, those earrings!!💖) Took my time chatting with Charlie Riddle, who worked his magic for Stila to create the sultry look for Bertha Bridal: Athena. See how you can get the look: 

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Berta Spring 2020 Makeup by Charlie Riddle for Stila Cosmetics


COMPLEXION: Lightly apply Stay All Day Foundation only where needed to even out skin.

BROWS: Feather through brows using Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Color. Follow natural brow shape and brush up.

EYES:

  • Apply Stila Smudge Pot in Black as the base and smudge out to create a diffused cat eye
  • Apply NEW Fall 2019 Suede Shade Shadows in SASSY and Nude Awakening
  • Go over Smudge Pot with Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner – Micro Tip for added intensity
  • Finish with HUGE Extreme Lash Mascara
CHEEKS: Lightly apply Convertible Lip and Cheek cream in Camellia

LIPS: Lightly press on SAD Liquid Lipstick in Sheer Caramello


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Charlie Riddle for Stila Cosmetics backstage at Berta Bridal Spring 2020

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PRODUCTS USED:

Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer
Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Color
Smudge Pot in Black
Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner – Micro Tip
SUEDE SHADE Shadows in SASSY & Nude Awakening (NEW, Fall 2019)
HUGE Extreme Lash Mascara
Convertible Color Lip & Cheek Cream in Camellia
Stay All Day Sheer Liquid Lipstick in Sheer Caramello

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Sunday, March 31, 2019

Herbal Essences & PETA

HERBAL ESSENCES SULFATE-FREE
CRUELTY-FREE & PETA APPROVED

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Herbal Essences has long been one of my favorite shampoo and conditioner, and things just got better with two major news: 1. The launch of their first sulfate free collections earlier this year. Herbal Essences became the first mass hair care brand to become EWG VERIFIED for their sulfate-free botanical shampoos. 2. They've also joined PETA - earning a spot on their "Beauty without Bunnies" list 🐇(see below). Earlier this month I received official mailing from PETA directly, confirming the news, along with a sample of an Herbal Essences shampoo. 

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P&G sent me the NEW Herbal Essences Honey & Vitamin B and Birch Bark Sulfate Free Shampoos and Conditioners (Note: the Honey & Vitamin B are my fave of the two). 

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

NEW Sol de Janeiro Sun Care

SOL DE JANEIRO BUM BUM SOL
OIL SPF 30 MY SOL STICK SPF 50
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NEW #SOLvibes - sent by reps!

Get ready for some serious SOL vibes. Sol de Janeiro finally launched new additions with SPF. I'm seriously obsessed with anything SOL Bum Bum (pronounced boom boom) thanks to their Cheirosa ’62 Brazilian scent, and of course, SPF. Why? It's no secret that I'm hardcore into sun safety (think, skincare and anti-aging) and I never leave the house without SPF, so when I can have the best of both worlds - Sol Brazilian Bum Bum + SPF - I'm SOLd! 😎 My newest faves from the brand: NEW Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Sol Oil SPF 30 and My Sol Stick SPF 50

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If you don't know, SOL products are made with Brazilian Body expertise, "they worship skin, while loving the sun" and they care about our planet: Sol de Janeiro never uses coral-damaging ingredients in their SPF products. Aside from smelling deliciously addictive, I could not get over the cute, tiny surfboard floating inside the bottle - remember the surfboard spatula that accompanied the Biggie Biggie Bum Bum Cream?

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Check out the tiny surf board floating inside

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Nordstrom 2019 BTE

NORDSTROM SPRING 2019
BEAUTY TREND EVENT
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Hey dolls, it's that time of year again. Nordstrom Beauty is bringing their sought after Beauty Trend Event to your local Nordstrom! What is it? Well if you don't know, 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 2019 season, they’ve identified trends such as:

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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

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Sol de Janeiro 2019 Glow Oils

SOL DE JANEIRO
GLOWMOTIONS GLOW OILS
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Heads up glow gals, Sol de Janeiro announced that the Glow Oils you love are now yours all year long. Sol de Janeiro calls them the GlowMotions to fully capture ultimate glow grooves and moves. The classic Copacabana Bronze and Rio Sunset (formerly Ipanema Sunsetwill pump up your routine and bring back that summer skin, NOW with a pump for no-mess application, and with more glow shades and glow moves to come.

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PRODUCTS:

• Copacabana Bronze (Warm Bronze Tint) Warm, sunny glow that’s Brazilian-beachy down to your toes. Sun-drenched and fun-loving.

• Rio Sunset (Translucent Champagne Shimmer) A Rio sunset glow dances on your body to catch the perfect light. Enticing and lusciously inviting.
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POINTS OF DIFFERENCE:


• HYDRATING for skin that feels soft to touch

• NON-STICKY and super blendable

• TRANSFER-RESISTANT for easy glow-wear

• 5 UNIQUE GLOW SHADES for a range of glow moods

• ALL SHADES are for all skin tones

• MOISTURIZES with Sol de Janeiro's Brazilian Beauty Blend of Cupuaçu Butter, Açaí Oil, and Coconut Oil

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HOW TO USE:

For Body: Gently pour desired amount into the palm of your hand. A little goes a long way. Blend into your skin for a smooth, even application.

For Face: Mix in with your foundation or use alone as a liquid illuminator.

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Older version, without pump (also, see difference in font on bottle?)

LAUNCH DATE & AVAILABILITY:

Copacabana Bronze & Rio Sunset - Price: $35 each

• Feb 5, 2019 on Soldejaneiro.com

• Mar 19, 2019 on Sephora.com

• Mar 22, 2019 in Sephora

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Nad's Hair Removal

NEW FROM NAD'S
ALL NATURAL SUGAR WAX

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For years, Nad's - the Australian family-owned, woman run company founded by Sue Ismiel as a solution to her daughter’s unwanted hair - has been a leader for at-home, hair removal. I've used Nad's in the past, and I absolutely love how mistake-proof the formula is. Unlike traditional wax, if you make a mistake, just rinse with water. All natural, cruelty-free and best of all: no heat required. Well, last November I attended a press preview launch with the brands mother daughter duo Sue & Natalie Ismiel, who joined us all the way from Australia to share their newest additions. #TheNadsImpact

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NEW! Nad’s All Natural Sugar Wax Kit ($12.99, Drugstores nationwide & Amazon): Launched in December, this kit is 100% natural, made entirely out of all-natural ingredients. It allows you to achieve top to toe hair removal with everything you need in one box - no heating required! Nad’s Natural Sugar Wax is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. Now your skin can stay smooth and hair free for weeks without having to go to a salon. What’s even better is that this natural wax is mistake proof, meaning if you make a mistake in the application process, the sugar wax can easily wash away with water for added DIY confidence.

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Nad's Facial Wax Strips ($4.99 20-ct or $5.99 24-ct, Drugstores nationwide): Nad’s Facial Wax Strips are the premium option when it comes to facial hair. They are specially formulated for sensitive facial areas including the upper lip & chin. With the ability to conform to the curves of your facial area, these strips make removing hair in these areas a breeze.
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Nad’s Facial Wand Eyebrow Shaper ($7.99, ULTA, Target, Walgreens): Primed and ready to go with Nad’s Natural Hair Removal Gel in a pen-like applicator that makes professional eyebrow waxing and shaping easy to achieve at home, leaving you hair-free for up to 8 weeks. With Nad’s unique SlimTip applicator, just the right amount of gel is released from the precision tip giving you complete control, and for added confidence, the mistake-proof gel wax formula easily washes away with water… no mess, no fuss.

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~Evelyn Lugo