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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

FRIENDS: #OwnFriendsTV


Did you know that this Saturday, February 29 is Leap Day? It’s a date that only comes around every four years to help synchronize the calendar year with the length of time it takes the Earth to complete its orbit around the sun - which is 365.25 days! It’s an extra 24 hours to do whatever you want, without feeling guilty that you don’t have the time.

In the word’s of Chandler Bing – “Can I BE anymore excited?!”
Available in individual seasons and Complete Series
Individual Seasons 
The Complete Series

Some fun facts about Leap Year:

  • Leap Year was first introduced by Julius Caesar in 45 B.C.
  • The odds of being born on Leap Day are about 1 in 1500
  • There are about 187,000 people in the US, and 4 million people worldwide who were born on Leap Day
  • Leap year babies get their driver's licenses when they are officially four years old (or 16 calendar years!)
  • How do you know if it’s going to be a Leap Year? Most years that can be divided evenly by four are Leap Years, with the exception on Century Years. Century Years are not Leap Years unless they can be evenly divided by 400
So what are you going to do with your extra day this year? On behalf of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and the Digital, Blu-ray & DVD releases of Friends – we wanted to wish you and your family a Happy Leap Year. Since this day only comes around once every four years – it’s a day to sit back, relax and binge with your “friends.”


Remember, the only way to get your Friends fix, commercial free is to own the series! All individual seasons and compilation sets of Friends are available to purchase here: www.OwnFriendsTV.com. All seasons are also available to own at all major digital retailers; including iTunes, VUDU, Amazon Prime, and Google. DVD and Blu-ray sets can be purchased from all major retailers - including Amazon, Target and Walmart.

Friends is an American sitcom about six friends struggling to survive on their own in Manhattan. In each episode, they find the companionship, comfort and support from each other to be the perfect solutions to the pressures of everyday life. The series stars 'The Ones That Were There For You' for ten seasons strong: Jennifer Aniston as “Rachel Green,” Courteney Cox as “Monica Geller,” Lisa Kudrow as “Phoebe Buffay,” Matt LeBlanc as “Joey Tribbiani,” Matthew Perry as “Chandler Bing,” and David Schwimmer as “Dr. Ross Geller.” Friends has also featured many notable guest stars including Tom Selleck, Aisha Tyler, Jon Favreau, Anna Faris, Hank Azaria, Bruce Willis, Reese Witherspoon, Christina Applegate, Sean Penn, Jon Lovitz, Alec Baldwin, and many more. Friends was created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman and aired on NBC from September 22, 1994 to May 6, 2004. The series was produced by Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television. #OwnFriendsTV

Monday, February 24, 2020

Schwarzkopf x TerraCycle Program

Last week, Schwarzkopf® announced that it has partnered with international recycling leader TerraCycle®, to make their retail hair care, color and styling products recyclable nationwide. Great news, as just last month I attended the Schwarzkopf Color + Got2b Event with Olivia Culpo - where Olivia celebrated her partnership with Color ULTÎME - and got first glimpse (and a few products in my gift bag) of all their latest launches. Color ULTÎME created two permanent shades: Auburn Brown and Indigo Royale, which deliver rich color results with luminous shine.

Schwarzkopf Color + Got2b Event with Olivia Culpo, January 23, 2020
Olivia Culpo, Color ULTÎME Brand Ambassador
February 20, 2020 - Trenton, N.J. - Schwarzkopf®, a global leader in hair care solutions and brand of Henkel, has partnered with international recycling leader TerraCycle® to make their retail hair care, color and styling products recyclable nationwide. As of January 1st, consumers are invited to collect and mail-in the empty product packaging from participating Schwarzkopf hair care products, including the brands göt2b styling & color, Color Ultime, Keratin Color and the newly launched Simply Color.

Hair care products are a staple in the daily routines of countless consumers,” said TerraCycle CEO and Founder, Tom Szaky. “The launch of the Schwarzkopf Recycling Programs represents an exciting opportunity to divert a large category of waste from landfills. We look forward to partnering with this forward-thinking company for many years to come and continue to offer sustainable solutions to traditionally hard to recycle packaging.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

REDKEN NYFW: Tory Burch FW20



Redken Global Creative Director Guido Palau capitalized on soft texture with a twist at Tory Burch’s FW20 NYFW Show.


The hair at Tory Burch this season is a little 70's and a little Victorian. I’m using Redken Extreme Play Safe when blow-drying to heat protect and fortify the hair. My key product at this show is the NEW! Redken Deep Clean Dry Shampoo to absorb excess oil and product to revitalize the hair. I also love using it to give a touch of volume at the root. To create the twist, I’ve center-parted the hair and a pulled a small section on either side back that I’ve secured with an elastic. My trick is to also use the NEW! Redken Deep Clean Dry Shampoo under each section to add a touch of volume and texture to hold the look. Then, I flip the secured sections over to create the twist, and then used an iron just to create a little bit of a bend in the lengths.” – Redken Global Creative Director Guido Palau



1. Prep hair by washing with Redken Extreme Shampoo and Conditioner.

2. Apply a quarter-sized amount of Redken Extreme Play Safe to lengths and ends to heat protect up to 450 degrees.

3. Blow-dry hair with a round brush, leaving it smooth.

4. Once fully dry, create a center part with your fingertips.

5. Apply a few spritzes of the NEW! Redken Deep Clean Dry Shampoo to your roots and in your face-framing pieces to add in some touchable volume.

6. Take about a 1” section of hair on each side of your hairline and bring each section to the back middle of your head. Secure loosely with an elastic.

7. Twist the secured pieces over themselves to create a rolled effect for soft glamour.

8. Add a few bends throughout your lengths with a 2” iron. Once cooled, run your fingers through your lengths to soften.

9. Spritz a few spritzes of Redken Triple Dry 15 Dry Texturizing Spray throughout your lengths and ends and tousle for an airy, soft look.


Tuesday, February 18, 2020

It Cosmetics Confidence in Your Beauty Sleep


Last month I received a press mailer from it Cosmetics containing their NEW Confidence in Your Beauty Sleep Night Cream AND Confidence in a Cream (my daily facial moisturizer since 2016 and the #1 anti-aging moisturizer in the U.S!*) What is it? A skin-transforming, pillow cream moisturizer, that works while you sleep. The scent is also soothing, a major plus in my books. 

When this duo is paired together, Confidence in a Cream and Confidence in Your BEAUTY SLEEP, is the perfect day-to-night skincare regimen for younger-looking, healthier, supple skin. I switched it up for the daytime, and used another IT heavy-hitter for a triple threat: Confidence in Cream Rosy Tone.
*based on NPD units
it Cosmetics Confidence in a CREAM, BEAUTY SLEEP and ROSY TONE

NEW! Confidence in Your Beauty Sleep Night Cream ($54.00 Available at itCosmetics.com - for all skin types at NIGHT) Confidence in Your Beauty Sleep Night Cream , is formulated with Rest & Restore Technology, designed to visibly improve the five top signs of aging in seven sleeps
1. Fine Lines & wrinkles 
2. Tired-Looking Skin 
3. Loss of Firmness 
4. Dullness

Sent by it Cosmetics: Confidence in Your Beauty Sleep! #itGirl

Now, I cannot stress enough, the importance of SLEEP. Take it from me. I have never done the "night life" (no clubs, bars or lounges, EVER. Not a fan), and I aim to get 8 - 10 hours of sleep DAILY! Sure it's a bit extreme for those that enjoy it, but I prefer flawless, time-proof skin. If you want great looking skin, then you simply must do your part to help it along. 

Infused with hyaluronic acid and adenosine, plus skin-loving ceramides to help restore the natural skin barrier.

Works specifically during the ‘night shift’ of 10:00 pm – 2:00 am when your skin is at its peak rejuvenation cycle, and improves surface cell turnover through gentle exfoliation.

The night cream’s bouncy texture, named MemoryBounce Technology, provides a luxurious application experience and doesn’t transfer onto your pillow.


Confidence in a Cream (2 US fl. oz/60 ml $49.00 - for all skin types in the MORNING)

  • Quick-absorbing super cream clinically tested to give your skin a supple, healthier, younger-looking appearance
  • Immediately immerses skin in moisture, plumps the look of lines and wrinkles and reduces the appearance of pores and discoloration for a more even skin tone
  • Infused with proprietary Anti-Aging Armour Rejuvenating Concentrate, which combines collagen and hyaluronic acid, plus skin-loving niacin, peptides, ceramides, shea butter and vitamin E

Okay, but how did Confidence in Your Beauty Sleep work? I'll show you. I tried it every single night for three straight weeks, and I must admit that my skin looked so much more plump and hydrated (it was looking a bit shallow lately, with my 5:00 a.m. gym wake-up calls and less than six hours of sleep). Just take a look for yourself - and if you KNOW me, then you already know that I never wear foundation. Ev tested , loved and approved!


Gang's all here: it Confidence Crew
If you want to learn more about NEW it Cosmetics Confidence in Your Beauty Sleep, or check out all the cutting-edge products in the collection that I love and trust for my face, please visit www.itcosmetics.com 

~Evelyn Lugo

Monday, February 17, 2020

NYFW: OPI x Vera Wang



Ready to share some backstage beauty NYFW looks from last week: VERA WANG Fall 2020 show! OPI and celebrity nail artist, Naomi Yasuda created a sheer pink iridescent nail look previewing OPI’s upcoming NeoPearl collection. Check out the shade used below.

Photos from photographer Brian Ach ~ February 11, 2020

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Stila Mascara: National Lash Day


Hi, guess who's back? After a much needed writing hiatus, your girl Ev is back on the saddle, with plenty of product reviews and event recaps to share (so much to catch up on). What better way, than with my go-to beauty must-have: MASCARA. With National Lash Day coming up on Wednesday, February 19th,  my friends at Stila Cosmetics sent over just what I needed, to ensure that my lashes go to great lengths. 

Stila Cosmetics #Stilaettos Face Fashion Show - September 9, 2019
I attended the Stila Face in September during Fashion Week and was introduced to their Magnum XXX™ Mascara. Hooked on Magnum XXX since June, and every single time I use it, gals ask me if I got my lashes done (NOTE: I would never, as I am NOT a fan of fake lashes or extensions. Sorry, just not). It's that good! I switch it up, I've also been using Stila's HUGE Extreme Lash Mascara over a year now.