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Friday, January 31, 2014

Score a Smooth Skin Touchdown with St. Ives!

Superbowl Skincare: Seattle vs. Denver

Skin care is a must, whether you're a spectator in the seats on Sunday, or the boys getting down and dirty on the field - you need "St. Ives Superbowl Skincare" (don't forget those elbows!) Thankfully, the polar vortex is on a hiatus for Sunday’s game, but it still won’t be a heat wave!

The players will need to moisturize to help protect skin, keep it smooth during the game of their lives, and make sure Seattle or Denver has smooth hands to proudly show off that championship ring!

St. Ives Daily Hydrating Vitamin E Body Lotion: $4.99

St. Ives Naturally Soothing Oatmeal & Shea Butter Body Lotion: $4.99

Click on the product name link above to purchase and you can also visit: www.StIves.com for the complete product line!

~Evelyn Lugo

Thursday, January 30, 2014


Moroccanoil Body Souffle & Intense Curl Cream 

Two things I live for: skin and hair! Bitter blasts of winter cold air, layers of sweaters, hats and indoor heat, have been wrecking havoc on my skin and hair: dryness, itchiness and COTTON BALL HAIR! Thanks to MOROCCANOIL and their Body Souffle and Intense Curl Cream, my hair and skin can both get the hydration they need. Plus that signature Moroccanoil scent is enough to lift my spirits. 

Before: Curls dry and frizzy...

Monday, January 27, 2014

WINNER UPDATE: Rowenta Straight Express Iron Giveaway

Who won the $179 Rowenta Straight Express Iron?

Hmmm, wonder who won....? 
*UPDATED* February 1, 2014: Scroll down to view Yvonne Palmer WINNER!*

Nearly two weeks ago, I announced (see it here: http://bit.ly/1frpc8Athat my friends at Rowenta Beauty and I would giveaway the Rowenta Straight Express 1" Iron ($179 Ulta.com) and we received well over 2,000 likes, Tweets and shares - GREAT JOB! 

...it even has a heat resistant pouch.

ChapStick's NEW 8 Hour Hydration Lock & Olympic Gold Medalist & Soccer Star ALEX MORGAN

ChapStick LIP TIPS with a KICK: 
Olympic GOLD Medalist/Soccer Star/ChapStick Spokesperson ALEX MORGAN & Renowned Dermatologist Dr. Melanie Grossman

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of attending an event at Chelsea Piers Field House, for ChapStick! This one was a special event all alright, as it was with the face (er, rather lips) of ChapStickOlympic Gold Medalist and soccer star Alex Morgan, renowned Dermatologist (co-inventor of laser hair remover) Dr. Melanie Grossman and  Z100's Bethany Watson! For those who don't know, Alex Morgan has been announced as ChapStick's new spokesperson. Alex herself said that she is a long-time ChapStick loyalist, using it since she was a little girl. 

Alex Morgan

CURLS: Grammy Hair with help from REDKEN'S Jenny Balding!


This Curl~Gurl loved all the curls showcased at the Grammy's last night, though my fave curl~gurl LORDE deeply disappointed me by flat-ironing her fab curls - her hair looked so dry! Lorde really should have rocked her fab curls, but that's just my opinion (still love her!) 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

MAC: LIMITED EDITION Rihanna ViVa Glam Lipstick & LipGlass


Once again Rihanna has set off an "I-GOTTA-GET-IT" firestorm, with her signature blue-red lipstick that launched this week. First, it was with RiRi Woo (retro matte remake of MAC's classic Ruby Woo) which sold out in seconds last April as soon as it launched. Now, Rihanna launches M∙A∙C VIVA GLAM with two strikingly bold shades of red frosted Lipstick ($16) and Tinted LipGlass ($15) both which perfectly capturing her fearless, confident style! 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Body Shop SPECIAL EDITION Blueberry Body Butter

Blueberry Body Butter
 available for a LIMITED TIME!

The Body Shop never ceases to amaze me with their endless yummy butters, especially one so delicious, I'd actually want to eat it (but don't, lol!) One jar is literally sold every 2 seconds and it's easy to see why: Body Butters are best-sellers for over 20 years now, there are over 20 varieties that offer up to 24 hours of hydration and Body Butters come in a full range of scents and textures, sure to please your skin and senses! I keep mine right by my shower and apply all over while my skin is still damp. 

New : La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystals


I took a mini break, to be warm and cozy and what better way to come back than with La Prairie's new power duo: Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil ($300) and Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream? ($300) I've had these two amazing products since November, WAITING to pull the trigger and write my review (had to wait, per my reps) but that just gave me more time to test, especially with the recent bitter blast we're enduring on the East coast. Imaging that you're able to achieve timeless beauty, lavishly hydrate and luxuriously nurture your skin? Well with Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil and Cream, you can!

Monday, January 20, 2014



Julep Maven January "The Boudoir Collection"
With January almost over, I'm not yet done enjoying all the gorgeous shades and different finishes Julep launched for their "Boudoir Collection." I previewed the entire collection late last month, prior to it's launch (see it here: Preview-Maven-January-boudoir) but, now it's time to finally see them in action, especially with February's collecting so close. 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Spring 2014 Lip Tars: PLASTIC PASSION

OCC LIP TARS Spring 2014 Collection 

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) is launching their NEW Spring 2014 collection PLASTIC PASSION, Lip Tars (liquid lipsticks) that pretty much tell you that this spring isn't about playing it safe. Get ready for "BOLD BEYOND BELIEF" hyper-saturated hues with technicolor textures in metallic and matte textures. 


Saturday, January 18, 2014

NAILS: SAG Awards Beauty - Lupita Nyong'o and Jennifer Lawrence by Deborah Lippmann

Lupita Nyong'o & Jennifer Lawrence NAILED IT!

Jennifer Lawrence & Lupita Nyong'o

Calling all "Fingertip Fashionistas!!!" I love when my reps send me these amazing beauty "how to get the looks" right at the shows are happening! Also looks like Deborah Lippmann was at it again tonight with the biggest names in Hollywood. Best Supporting Actress nominees Jennifer Lawrence and Lupita Nyong'o spent the day getting glam with the nail guru Deborah herself, here’s how:

Thursday, January 16, 2014

MARC JACOBS Beauty: Highliner, Style Eye-Con No.3, Enamored & LOVEMARC Lip Gel

Showing Love to PANTONE'S "Radiant Orchid"
Marc Jacobs Beauty
I love MARC JACOBS: fashion, bags, accessories, heck I even grew my LV collection to well over 20 pieces, with my obsession: shoes, accessories, agenda, BAGS, you name it! This was well before his days at Louis Vuitton (1997-2013) but during his tenure at LV, I grew to respect and admire his ideas and passion for fashion even more. Though Louis Vuitton's signature monogram canvas is centuries old, but Marc Jacob definitely helped bring it back!

It was about time I reviewed his beauty line. What better way than to check out Marc Jacobs Beauty, in PANTONE'S 2014 Color of The Year: RADIANT ORCHID, not to mention my favorite color? As you know, MARC JACOBS BEAUTY is a 120 product line, that launched last summer August 9th and are sold exclusively at SEPHORA and select Marc Jacobs Stores. Like his fashion, Marc's creativity is the heart of his makeup vision inspires you to push the boundaries: youth, confidence and experimentation! MARC defines beauty as "IMPERFECTLY PERFECT!" Reps sent me five goodies to review: 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

GIVEAWAY: Rowenta Straight Express Iron


$179 at Ulta and Ulta.com

Listen up Dolls (and dudes.) I'm giving away a Rowenta Straight Express Iron, valued at $179.99, to one lucky reader. This flat iron is an amazing, salon quality straightening tool, with 3D-Straight technology that's ready to use in 30 seconds and heats up to 450 degrees. What caught my attention about this amazing hair tool, were the teeth, as that can only mean one thing: it will pull and straighten my hair in half the time!

To enter my giveaway, first you MUST like the Rowenta Beauty Facebook page (click link.) Second,

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

HAIR: Celebrity Hairstylist, Pasquale Caselle: Achieve Head-turning Red Hair

Model: Anastasia McMannus
It's no secret that I love curly hair, with all it's body, waves and volume. Though I am a fan of black hair (brunette all the way), Imagine my surprise when I saw these amazing photographs or a stunning redhead. Red hair is truly a thing of beauty as it is head-turning. The shine this shade captures, has always captivated me. International Creative Director and Celebrity Hairstylist, Pasquale Caselle created “Power Red” to embrace the strength, love and emotion, that the color “RED” signifies.

Hair: Pasquale Caselle for IT&LY HAIRFASHION
Make Up: Linda Caselle
Photographer: Christian Ortega

Monday, January 13, 2014

Hair - PUREOLOGY: More from the Golden Globes Awards



Last night's Golden Globe awards wasn't only about the gowns, but hair. While we saw a few slick-backs and a few sleek chignons, the biggest hair trend on the red carpet was undone and natural hair: waves! 

Here we'll see step-by-step "Get The Look", looks on Kerry Washington, Julianna Margulies and Julia Roberts provided by: PUREOLOGY'S Artistic Ambassador Ruth Roche and Pure Artists Sandra Joseph and Angela Noreck.


Get the Look:

1. Spray damp hair with a volumizer such as Pureology's Pure Volume Instant Levitation Mist.

2. Blow-dry damp hair with a round brush.

3. Use a large iron or big pin-curls heated up with a diffuser, to give the hair added texture and movement.

4. Spray hair with Pureology's Strengthening Control hairspray

5. Run your hands through the hair for a more undone and natural finish.

WooHoo for your Hoohoo: Natural Feminine Care for A Healthy HooHoo

Healthy hoohoo: Gentle VEGAN care, for down there!

Okay, let's shift gears for a bit. We all know that with me, there is no topic I won't discuss or product I won't test! With that said, every gal out there KNOWS that "care down there" is important! Well, how about gentle, pH balanced feminine cleansing products, that are FREE of: parabens, alcohol, sulfates, dyes, fragrance, Gluten AND are Vegan?

Sunday, January 12, 2014

71st Annual Golden Globe Awards: Hair, Nails & MakeUp

Deborah Lippman, Davines, TEMPTU, Moroccanoil, Smooth n' Shine and more...

Lupita Nyong'o Nails, by Deborah Lippman - Hair, Larry Sims
Lupita Nyong’o is already turning heads on the red carpet! She made sure her nails complemented what she hopes will be her first Golden Globe on the red carpet tonight with the help of Deborah Lippmann.

How To Get The Look:

Saturday, January 11, 2014

UPDATED - NEW: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pencils

OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencils - Launching February!


My lips simply could not hold off until February 1st and a couple of days ago, my long awaited package arrived from OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE COSMETICS. OCC added 12 pencils, to their color arsenal of lip tars, colour concentrates and nail lacquers: COSMETIC COLOUR PENCILS ($16.00 each!) 

Friday, January 10, 2014

FREE TRIAL: Say ALOHA to 2014!

The Daily Good: a dried, green juice
In the spirit of healthy habits for 2014, ALOHA is launching a free 7-day trial of The Daily Good, a dried green juice, available during the month of January at ALOHA.com.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

PROMO: Golden Globes Beauty - FragranceNet.com Inspired by the Favorite Funny Girl Nominees


With the Golden Globes right around the corner (Sunday, January 12) FragranceNet.com has created a promotion in honor of the nominees for Best Performance by an Actress in a Comedy Television Series. By using the coupon code FGGP15, customers will receive 15% off of products inspired by our favorite funny girls on TV.

Here are some of the products included in the promotion, as well as the starlets they match up with: 

· Zooey Deschanel – New Girl : Estée Lauder Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara

· Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep: America Perfume by Perry Ellis

· Amy Poehler – Parks & Recreation: Moschino Funny! Perfume

· Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie: Healing Waters by Aromafloria Salt Soak Mineral Bath Treatment

· Lena Dunham – Girls: Explosive Perfume by Etienne Aigner

FRAGRANCE: Lucky Brand Teams Up with Elizabeth Arden


January 2014, new year, new outlook and also a new collaboration: Lucky Brand and Elizabeth Arden partnered to launch a starry new fragrance: "Lucky Darling." Inspired by the essence of chance, this fragrance is rooted in the glamour of Hollywood, like the Lucky Girl: one in a million! Perfumer Laurent Le Guernec collaborated with perfumer Anne Flipo to bring to life "The Darling Girl": Harmonious, feminine and glamorous! I love how I can wear this scent in the morning, at work and in the evening when I go out. It's soft, sensual - yet captivating. 
Karen Huntoon, VP, Global Marketing Elizabeth Arden & 
Laurent Le Guernec, Senior Perfumer – IFF

With perfumer Laurent Le Guernec, Senior Perfumer – IFF

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

January 8th: National Bubble Bath Day!

Neutrogena, Philosophy & The Body Shop

With the Polar Vortex winding down, I'm sure we all need a day to unwind and have a relaxing bubble bath. Well look at that, today IS National Bubble Bath Day! I'm sure dolls everywhere used this excuse to get some "me time" and relax, either from the kids or after a long day at the office (or both!) 

Here are my top 3 bath gels, which I also use for bubble baths when I need relaxation. Each one of these products are affordable, versatile and smell amazing. I just inflate my bath pillow and let the bubbles melt the stress away: 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Going Beyond the Blower: George The Salon Chicago NOW offers Cashmere Curls

FROM Cashmere Blowout to CASHMERE CURLS

Cashmere Curls

WhoGeorge the Salon Chicago is the first salon in the world to develop a cashmere protein hairstyling service menu and as a follow up to their their famous Cashmere Blowout, George the Salon has expanded their services to include Cashmere Curls Service ($60). Recently voted the Best Haircut by InStyle and chosen as one of the Top 100 Salons in America by ELLE, owner George Gonzalez also worked for Harpo/Oprah for 11 years.

Cashmere Blowout

Key Products Used: Davines Defining Texturizer & Kerastase Forme Fatale

What: Using a formula containing cashmere proteins and golden micro-particles, The Cashmere Curl will give clients bouncy, beautiful waves with the soft-to-the-touch, feather-light feel of cashmere. 

Sunday, January 5, 2014

NAILS: The New Black with Demi Lovato

The New Black collaborates with 
Demi Lovato on 5 Nail Kits

Pic credit: ULTA.com
It has been said that style is a simple way of saying complex things. Demi Lovato is known for her stylish, edgy, ultra-cool nail wardrobe, that's not just stunning as it is breathtaking, but constantly updated! Demi's "fingertip-fashion" has always fascinated me, so you can imagine how excited I was that she teamed up with The New Black, to launch FIVE nail sets (two 5-piece and three 3-piece): In Love, Safari, Studded, Shattered and Stylized.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Winter-storm Hair & Skin Survival List

Top 7 Winter Weather Picks for Care for:
Curls, Lips, Skin & Hands
Curls, skin and lips must be moisturized and healthy! 
With all this snow, keeping warm isn't the only things on my mind - my hair is. Curl care isn't easy on it's own, without having to worry about hat hair, frizz and even more tangles! I LOVE wearing hats, all year round (I do have bad hair days, duh), so I have to make sure that my curls look great long after my hat comes off. 

Hats & hair go well with me! 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2014 New Year, NEW outlook - NO RESOLUTIONS!

Happy New Year from my "Fur~Baby"

My curly hair is who I am: stunning, wild and free! My hair could be a frizzy wreck and I never do the WALK OF SHAME, but rather I STRIDE WITH PRIDE - it's MY hair! 
Curl~Gurl ALWAYS, never ashamed!

New Year, new GOAL! I am known to NEVER make resolutions (I just don't believe in them, period!) I do however believe in staying true to your word, your beliefs. With that said, my mantra, motto, "way of life" is simple: I don't follow herds (I'm not a farm animal), I like what I like. If 50 people think a shoe is ugly, but I love it - Guess what? I'm going to wear in and proudly parade it, in front of those 50 naysayers! On that note, my CURLS: