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Sunday, May 31, 2015

My #ClassicClean Skincare Must-haves


Re-designed Apricot Scrub & 2009 Noxzema tub (yes, still have it!) 
I remember the day back in the 7th grade, when our gym teacher stopped us from playing volleyball and asked all the girls to sit down for a special class (the boys had their own at the basketball courts that day), promising goodies for all at the end. That day, PE turned into a discussion on health, beauty and more. We were all given small gift bags with feminine and skincare products and it was right then and there, that I was introduced to Noxzema - and I was instantly hooked! Pre-teen hormones had my forehead filled with breakouts and they cleared up overnight - keeping my skin breakout-free for years to come. I was already using St. Ives Apricot Scrub after seeing it in YM (Young & Modern magazine. Remember that?) I had exfoliating down pact, but was still missing something. It was that tingling, fresh face feeling I got whenever I used Noxzema. 
90's St. Ives Apricot Scrub & Noxzema tubs
100 years of Noxzema (pics, courtesy of Noxzema)
I was 11 years old, but from that moment on I would use my weekly allowance to purchase skincare and hair products, ensuring that St. Ives Apricot Scrub and Noxzema (who is 100 years old) were always on hand. One of my dresser drawers were even filled with perfectly organized products (not clothing.) My mother would even say "when you grow up, you're going to fill an entire bathroom with products, watch and see!" Safe to say that she was somewhat right: I don't just have an entire bathroom, I now have a product room. Skincare has always been my obsession, which lead to a passion where today I have the pleasure of attending amazing product launch events with St. Ives (check out my past post here.)

St. Ives Halloween Scrub-off event - October 2013...

...scary and sexy goodies alike go from "Naughty to Natural"

2014 World of St. Ives event

While I receive hundreds of skincare products for review (all for free), not everything I use is expensive, yet worth every penny (I know, I know - I don't have to pay for it.) Still, I do have my "tried and true" favorites, that I can't live without and still use. St. Ives Apricot Scrub and Noxzema, are definitely it. They have worked very well for me, long before all the pricey brands came along - they're my must haves and my skin looks great at 38! 

~Evelyn Lugo

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Make-up: Artis Elite Mirror Oval 10


Whether you love them or hate them, one thing that the Kardashian's do know, is make-up. Kim Kardashian has been using and loving the Artis Elite Mirror Oval 10 and recently shared it with her social media fans, from her VOGUE Brazil shoot. Check out the video on here of Kim using the Oval 10 brush - which has over 250,000 fibers!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

M∙A∙C Huggable Lipcolour


When it comes to gorgeous lips, don't compromise shine for colour. You can have it all in a new formula inspired by Asian trends, hugging your lips in hues that stay bright and luminous for up to six hours. Featuring an array of creamy emollients, Huggable Lipcolour ($20.00 US) provides a lasting, glossy finish that leaves lips smooth and sculpted.


1. Soft Talkin’ warm peachy nude
2. Fashion Force soft tangerine orange
3. Flaming Lips deep creamy red
4. Dramatical bright cherry red
5. Glamorized creamy vibrant pink
6. I’m Game creamy raspberry
7. I’m In warm rose
8. Love Feeling vibrant deep orange
9. Play It Soft bright coral red
10. Bare Hug creamy soft peach/orange

M∙A∙C Huggable Lipcolour is available in-stores and online through June 11, 2015.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Tria Beauty #CountdownToSummer Recap

My Tria Hair Removal Laser 4x
Hello summer and say goodbye to shaving or waxing - FOREVER! Unless you prefer being a hairy fairy or actually enjoy those lovely trips to Helga the Hot-waxer (always awkward, if you ask me), then you'll want to keep reading. While shaving is the quickest way to go hairless, it's only temporary and let's not forget the cuts and lovely nicks. Forgotten, because two months ago I attended a cool press preview with Tria Beauty for their #Countdowntosummer event and had the pleasure of previewing the Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X ($449) and Tria Hair Removal Laser Precision ($299) the first and only FDA-cleared hair removal laser available for at-home use.

Why hello lovelies...

Safe for you use on the face (just keep it below the eye area please) and the batteries never need replacing. Laser treatments are expensive but with Tria Laser 4x and Precision, you get at-home treatments at a fraction of the cost. 

TriaBeauty.com cost comparison

...oh, and I found a photo-booth. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

NEW Novex My Curls


Curl~Gurls know that curls need care, help to prevent frizz and not to mention deep hydration in order to achieve shine. In the past, I've received Novex Brazilian Keratin and Argan Oil products for review (Novex is the #1 selling hair care treatment product line from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), so I was thrilled when reps sent me their NEW curl care line a few weeks ago. Introducing Novex My Curls Curls Memorizer: Shampoo ($9.99), Conditioner ($9.99) and Deep Conditioner (available in 14 oz - $8.99 and 35.3 oz - $15.99 size shown here.) Now how insanely perfect is the jumbo size? Missing from my line-up is the My Curls Leave-in Conditioner ($12.99.) 

Novex My Curls is paraben and salt-free, contains cranberry (helps shape and memorize curls perfectly; maintains shine) and combines 7 hydrating oils: olive, argan, ojon, monoi, Coconut, shea butter and monringa. This perfect combination provides intense hydration, nutrition, anti-frizz and spectacular shine to your curls! 

Monday, May 25, 2015

Still Standing Spray


Calling all my "Sole-Sistas who don't mind Suffering for Stilettos & prefer High-Heel Heaven!" We know that there are times when flats just won't cut it and we refuse to say no to our stunning sky-high heels or stilettos, even if that means suffering for fashion (come on, admit it.) Well here is a revolutionary product, the first to stop stiletto suffering BEFORE it starts: Still Standing Spray ($27.99 for a 6 fl oz, and free mini 15 ml mini.) No, it doesn't numb your feet, simply prevents discomfort before it starts. Relief lasts anywhere from 1.5 to 4 hours (my feet felt fine about 3 hours straight - no sitting, so I love it!) Reps sent me this amazing product just in time, so I test-drove it at a recent magazine event. Wearing heels isn't a problem for me - it's my 20-something pound purse, that put pressure on my feet, causing pain. The perfect purse-size spray came in handy for a touch-up when I started to feel discomfort. I proudly rocked my 5-inch heels all evening, pain-free. 

Magazine event at One World Trade Center

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Guerlain Summer 2015


Guerlain is delighted to introduce its 2015 Summer Collection, which hit counters earlier this month. The collection is inspired by the gorgeous beaches and palm trees of Palm Beach and Palm Springs. You will see that the collection is very bright, happy and colorful, and something a bit unexpected from Guerlain!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

#RedNose Day May 21, 2015


Done - so #RedNose ready!
After weeks of selfies with celebs and fans alike sporting a red nose, the day is finally here. What is #RedNose Day? Well it's today and Red Nose Day was created to raise money to help children and young people living in poverty in the United States and some of the poorest communities around the world. I picked up my red nose last month for $1 (donation, but you can always give more) at any Walgreens. Also, don't miss the live special tonight on NBC, 8:00pm / 7:00pm Central. Join the fun and share your red nose selfie online, with #RedNose.

May 21st Bday Time!

Took my sweet time on that wish...
May 21st at the stroke of midnight, I blew out the candles on my delicious chocolate and raspberry cake, while making that special wish (c'mon now..can't tell you.) Now while many women cringe at the thought of saying their age past 29, (I simply don't get that. I don't care and made sure that they got me the number candles for all to see.) Why? Pffft, I feel great and my skin has been very kind to me: I'm proud to say I'm 38 years young! 

My beauty "secrets" remain the same, year after year: 
I drink 2 (sometimes more) of these a day
  1. Never smoke (I never ever have)
  2. Get tons of sleep (9-10 hours is a must for me, or I don't like myself in the morning) Clubbing? Not this gal, I've always preferred "club bed, with DJ pillow - rocking the remote." (My skin and eyes thank me for skipping all the late nights)
  3. 2 gallons of water daily (your bladder will adjust, just call yourself "Seabiscuit" in the beginning)
  4. Don't mess with my face (sorry, no Botox!) Great skincare helps (much love to all my skincare reps and brands for spoiling me rotten) 
  5. TONS of sunscreen ALL.YEAR.ROUND (rain or shine!)
  6. I prefer my skin make-up free (sorry, no foundation..makes my skin itch) Besides, why cover my fab freckles?
  7. Oh and most importantly: NO STRESS (my motto: no muss, no fuss - Smiles 4 Miles!) 
One things for sure: you couldn't pay me to relive my 20's all over again. NO THANKS! So here's to the next 38...

~Evelyn Lugo

Monday, May 18, 2015



Believe in botox? (I don't, just can't get past the needles to the face, so any beauty product that will keep me from ever using it, is a winner in my book.) Well forget the needles and get ready to meet your new skin care obsession, a true game-changing, beauty arsenal in the fight against aging. From former Estée Lauder Chief Scientist Jules Zecchino: introducing Erasa XEP30, an alternative to botox launching exclusively online today! Erasa XEP30 by BioMimetics Labs features an exclusive active XEP-30, which eliminates wrinkles by more than 70 percent in 14 days, for a lot less (retails for $160) and is non-evasive, unlike Botox. You can effectively fight visible signs of aging with a luxurious concentrate that works on your entire face and combines exclusive ingredients clinically proven to address all signs of aging.
Erasa XEP30

Skincare is absolutely everything to me, surprisingly enough my place filled with many amazing beauty products I believe in, many created by Jules Zecchino. Erasa is by far Jule's greatest creation and I am absolutely ecstatic with the launch of his new "miracle in a bottle!" Erasa combines best-in-class anti-wrinkle technology with proprietary and patented actives that stimulate the skin’s natural power to rejuvenate. Jules was the master responsible for many life-changing beauty products we relied on to treat, fix and protect our skin. Let's take a look at Jule's "Greatest Collection of Hits" in the cosmetics industry: ...

Friday, May 15, 2015

Alex and Ani Guardian Collection


Oh Alex and Ani, I thought I couldn't love you anymore than I already do. If you know me, then you know that I have always been fascinated by anything angel-related, wearing an angel wings pendant and Archangel Michael pin over 15 years (believe!) Guardians come to our aid in the form of energy to help and guide us and recently, Alex and Ani made my obsession even bigger by launching The Guardian CollectionI'm especially drawn to the Alex and Ani collection because of the positive energy and message behind the brand overall - and they're made with love, in the USA!

Guardian of Strength bangle (my fave!)

The Alex and Ani Guardian Collection consists of 7 guardians: Freedom (fly with me), Healing (renew me), Peace (comfort me)Love (surround me), Answers (inspire me) Knowledge (enlighten me) and Strength (empower me). These lovelies are available in a charm bangle and necklace (expandable from 15" to 32”) - either Rafaelian gold or silver finish. What's even better, is that these charms are engraved on the back with a powerful meaning (see pictures below.)

I think I can make room for more 

Alex and Ani Soho store showed love on Instagram of my #Charmedarm

NEW ULTA Campaign


"It's all about the hair" and I'm pleased to announce Ulta Beauty’s newest campaign: Love Your Hair! Beginning now throughout the month of May, Ulta Beauty will be offering beauty steals, free gifts and exciting events from some of our favorite brands, including Living Proof, Alterna, GHD and more!

Visit www.ulta.com for further information and to take part in their exclusive beauty deals and steals to get gorgeously glossy tresses for summer!!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Burt's Bee Baby Event Recap & Contest


Last week I attended a kid-friendly event (#BabyBee) with my loves Burt's Bees at the Children’s Museum of the Arts, where they showcased some of their newest products, as well as tried and true favorites, and announced the launch of a really fun consumer social contest (keep reading, full details at the end.) 

Wall of Burt's Bees Baby products for us to choose from

Packed with kid-friendly activities (I tried to join in the fun and color, but kiddies were having a blast, so I made bee rings out of pipe cleaners instead) and a Baby Bee gifting bar, moms and dads received an empty tote bag, to stock up on favorite products from the collection. I made sure to grab one of each, as I love Burt's Bees products - from head to toe!

My bee rings were a hit
My take-home Baby Bee heavenly haul <3
Burt's Bees ABC's of Baby Bee Photo Contest

What: Burt's Bees celebrates their littlest fans with the ABC's of Baby Bee Photo Contest. Capture and share an image of your sweet Baby Bee in one of four special moments (see below) for a chance to win a grand prize of $5,000 cash and a professional photo shoot. . Additional winners in each category will receive up to $2,500 worth of gift cards and Baby Bee and Burt's Bees Baby essentials.....

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

HAIR - Redken's Dior Resort 2016 Recap


To complement the destination-inspired designs of Creative Director Raf Simons, Redken Global Creative Director Guido created an easy, luxurious look for Dior’s 2016 Cruise Collection, which was presented at Pierre Cardin mansion on the French Riviera. Guido’s trick to achieving the luscious locks? Simply wash hair with Redken’s All Soft Shampoo and Conditioner and let the hair air dry. Then lightly bend sections of hair around a large-barreled curling iron, apply a few drops of Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine from mid-lengths to ends and finish with a mist of wind blown 05 dry finishing spray.
Redken Global Creative Director Guido
“The hair for Dior cruise this season epitomizes an easy, natural texture. Each girl kept her individual texture and length. I just enhanced the shine a bit with Redken’s Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine and then sprayed wind blown 05 all over for a very beautiful, airy texture and a little volume at the roots.” - Guido, Redken Global Creative Director


Create the Look:

1. Start with clean hair by washing with Redken All Soft Shampoo and Conditioner

2. Use your fingers to create a natural, off-center part, and then allow hair to air dry

3. When hair is completely dry, take small sections of hair and bend them around a 1-1/2 inch curling iron to smooth the cuticles and give subtle movement.

4. Finish by applying a few drops of Redken Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine from mid-lengths to ends, and then misting Redken wind blown 05 dry finishing spray all over for a lightweight, airy effect.

Redken 5th Avenue NYC is a professional hair care and hair color company dedicated to providing inspiring education, groundbreaking products and unparalleled creativity for clients and stylists alike. With a backstage presence at Fashion Week in New York, London, Milan and Paris, Redken has become a leader in backstage beauty, creating the runway looks for the industry’s most prestigious designers. A unique mix of fashion, innovation and inspiration, Redken creates the buzz, sets the pace and establishes what’s new, what’s hot and what’s next in hair. To locate a Redken salon please log on to Redken.com

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