9.18.2014

Clip-n-Braid™

While it might seem impossible to get hair to do anything other than frizz, great hair is achievable with the right accessories!



Mia Beauty hair accessories are available online via www.miabeauty.com, CVS pharmacies, ULTA, Harmon/Bed Bath and Beyond and other retailers online and nationwide.


"Braids are back in style! Get this look simply and easily with Clip-n-Braids™ braided hair extensions. Each braided extension is applied with a weft clip for easy application and removal. One 14" braided extension per package."

We love this little hair accessory! Super easy to use and gives you great results. It comes in 5 shades. You can match it to your hair color or add a splash of color without permanently dying your hair! We love that they are reusable and will not damage hair. 

9.15.2014

Miracle Skin Transformer Tinted Sculpting Balm and Lip Rewind Advanced Peptide Lip Treatment

Miracle Skin Transformer announces their newest product, the Tinted Sculpting Balm, a sculpting and reshaping color blush stick, infused with anti-aging skin benefits. This velvety soft, cream color sweeps sheer color to effortlessly create a natural, flushed look. The feather light, blendable texture instantly brightens uneven skin tone.

Key Function of the Tinted Sculpting Balm include:
Long lasting
Buildable coverage
Soft, smooth finish
Natural Cheek Color

Available in two shades to adapt to virtually all skin tones:
  •  French Rose
  • Coral Bronze

$26 / Available at ULTA and Nordstrom stores nationwide and online via www.ULTA.com, www.nordstrom.com and www.miracleskintransformer.com.

Miracle Skin Transformer introduces Lip Rewind, an anti-aging lip transforming serum infused balm formulated to prevent daily damage, drying and moisture loss.

Turn back time for lips, with a blend of anti-oxidant rich butters that condition, smooth, and create a breathable barrier to maintain maximum moisture. All while rose moss and powerful peptides infuse your lips with double the amount of hyaluronic acid, stimulating the dermal matrix, boosting collagen and helping to eliminate the appearance of lip lines.  Revel in the captivating cooling sensation created by menthol and peppermint oil and flaunt your perfectly soft, supple, and smooth pout every day.

UVA/UVB Sunscreens offer broad spectrum protection to shield skin and help prevent premature aging. vitamin E acetate fights free radicals to diminish daily damage. Soybean extract and ceramide-3 softens, smoothes, and evens lips tone and texture. One lip treatment for all your lip care needs.
·         Provides broad spectrum sunscreen protection against damaging UV rays

·         Rebuilds the skin barrier to minimize moisture loss for touchable texture and a happy healthy smile

·         Stimulates collagen synthesis for future fullness

·         Helps protect skin & diminish drying & damage to prevent premature aging

·         Visibly reduces lip lines and keeps lips soft and smooth

                Price: $28.00

Available in: Berry, Coral, Pink, Translucent and Love

Lip Rewind is available at Ulta stores, Nordstrom, and online via www.miracleskintransformer.com, www.nordstrom.com, and www.ulta.com.

9.12.2014

Phyto-C:SUPERHEAL O-Live

"Phyto-C, a market leader in natural product chemistry skin and health care products, announces the launch of their new skincare collection, O-Live, formulated with SUPERHEALTM O-Live olive leaf extract. The olive leaf extract in the O-Live collection is recovered from leaves of the olive tree species, and was first used medicinally in ancient Egypt for both internal and external healing."

The collection contains five topical products including:

Phyto-C products are available online via www.myphyto-c.us

9.11.2014

Whitening Lightning Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Gloss

"The MTV Video Music Awards are known for some bold fashion and beauty choices. Recreate the hottest celeb lip looks with the Gerard Cosmetics by Whitening Lightning Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Gloss. Available in 24 shades – the highly pigmented glosses provide rich color that won’t fade, feather or bleed. This moisturizing lip gloss contains collagen peptides to rapidly speed up cell renewal, increasing lip size safely and painlessly."

Lorde - Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Gloss in Wild Orchid
 
Taylor Swift - Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Gloss in Rose Hill
Beyonce - Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Gloss in Shimmer of Hope
 
Nina Dobrev - Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Gloss in Summer Sun
 
Kylie Jenner - Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Gloss in Cocoa Bean
 
Jordin Sparks - Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Gloss in Seduction
 
Iggy Azalea - Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Gloss in Butter Cream
 
The Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Gloss are available for $22-24 online via www.whiteninglightning.com andwww.gerardcosmetics.com.

9.08.2014

Karin Herzog Finest Chocolate Cleansing


"Remove all traces of cosmetics and impurities with this professional grade, dual action cleanser and makeup remover. It effectively removes dirt and oil while simultaneously conditioning the skin. Formulated with pure essential oils, it helps to unclog pores, dissolve impurities and remove waterproof makeup without stinging or irritation, even in the sensitive eye area. For a deeply indulent experience, the cleanser contains luxurious Swiss chocolate for a sweet scent and extra hydration, leaving the complexion supple, soft and radiant."


Features & Benefits:
· Gently cleanses, without the use of harsh detergents and is suitable even for the sensitive eye area
· Highly effective, even on waterproof makeup
· Effectively removes dirt, sebum and makeup from the pores
· Restores the skins optimal pH balance, priming it for the subsequent application of oxygen products.
· Leaves the skin feeling hydrated, soft and supple
· Contains no preservatives

Key Ingredients:
· Theobroma Cocoa (Swiss Chocolate)
· Pure Essential Oils


Usage:
Take a small amount of cleanser (hazelnut size) and warm it between your fingertips. Combine with warm water and massage onto dampened face and neck in circular motions for 10 to 15 seconds. Rinse thoroughly with warm water or tissue, until all traces of the cleanser have been removed. Use morning and evening; follow with your regular Karin Herzog routine.
This unique gel formulation can also be applied without water. It is ideal for heavy makeup users. For best results, remove Finest Chocolate Cleansing with the Karin Herzog Silk Towel or a washcloth which has been soaked in warm water.

The Karin Herzog Finest Chocolate Cleansing is available for $55 online via www.karinherzog.com.

This is a fantastic cleansing product that has an delicious chocolate aroma and real chocolate ingredients. The Karin Herzog product line is spectacular!
This product removes all traces of cosmetics and impurities with this professional grade, dual action cleanser and makeup remover. It effectively removes dirt and oil while simultaneously conditioning the skin.
Formulated with pure essential oils, it helps to unclog pores, dissolve impurities, and remove waterproof makeup without stinging or irritation, even in the sensitive eye area. For a deeply indulgent experience, the cleanser contains luxurious Swiss chocolate for a sweet scent and extra hydration, leaving the complexion supple, soft, and radiant. We highly recommend it! (and definitely do not mind it smells like chocolate frosting)

About Karin Herzog:
Karin Herzog is the world leader in oxygen-based skincare and is the only brand on the market to utilize patented-active oxygen in skincare. The line was founded 40 years ago after Dr. Paul Herzog was honored by the Nobel Institute for his research focused on the benefits of oxygen for the skin. Dr. Herzog’s esthetician wife, Karin, was then inspired to collaborate in incorporating his research into a skincare formulation, and the Karin Herzog line was born. The successful line, now 52 SKUs strong, which contains a myriad of products to address skincare concerns for the face and body, is located on the shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland, and is still founding-family owned and operated. The Karin Herzog line is available at select spas and retailers around the world and via www.karinherzog.com.

9.04.2014

Sublime Beauty: Daily Body Oil



Skin is assaulted by various weather climates and interior temperatures throughout the year. The pure ingredients in the new Daily Body Oil are a superior way to hydrate and nourish the skin without feeling greasy.

"We designed the Daily Body Oil after researching qualities of hundreds of oils," says Kathy Heshelow, founder of Sublime Beauty. "The oils have various complimentary qualities and help the skin look and feels its best. We used no chemicals, additives or fragrances."

Included are sweet almond, aloe, argan, jojoba and sesame oil plus Vitamin A. Oils possess a wealth of vitamins and minerals that are helpful for good skin health. Several can help skin produce more collagen. The oils included also contain:

· Anti-inflammatory properties

· Anti-oxidant and anti-aging properties

· Moisturizing and hydrating qualities

"We have many clients who dry Skin Brush and love to use pure oils. We are big fans of skin brushing at Sublime Beauty and have introduced thousands to this healthy practice," says Heshelow.

Price: $21.99



Available through Amazon.com

The Sublime Beauty Daily Body Oil contains a variety of vitamins and minerals that are great for your skin including Vitamin E, sesame oil, aloe, argan, and sweet almond. It contains no additives, no chemicals, and no fragrances- simply pure oil. It contains anti-inflammatory properties, and anti-aging properties that help reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks, while aiding in collagen syntheses. 

Its unique luxurious formula also works to hydrate, moisturize and smooth skin. We love using it especially after being in the sun. It is so soothing and results in calmer and softer skin. This product is also sulfate and paraben free and does not leave your skin feeling oily or sticky. All you need is a very small amount and it does a long way. 
Fall is near and we all know that transitioning from fall to winter is harsh on skin. The key is taking preventative measures to ensure your skin is nourished all year long!


For more information on Sublime Beauty, please visit www.sublime-beauty.net.

9.01.2014

Victoria's Kitchen Organic Lemonade

- Certified organic
- Low calorie
- A hint of cold-pressed organic ginger
- lightly sweetened with 9g of organic agave
- 40 calories per serving
- GMO Free
- Gluten Free
- Extremely refreshing

"Lemonade is the ultimate traditional family drink and also one of my favorite summer beverage, but I couldn't find one that had the perfect balance of sweet and tart flavors.

Most lemonades on the market are either zero calories/diet or really high in sugar (up to 50-60g per bottle). When we couldn't find a lemonade that was just sweet enough, we decided to develop our own.

Our organic lemonade is currently available in select retailers in Southern California and will soon be available nationwide. SRP is $1.99-$2.49.

It comes in a 16oz glass bottle"
We love the added kick of ginger to the classic lemonade. Their lemonade is made with 5g of fresh cold-pressed ginger, lemon juice, a touch of cayenne pepper to bring out the taste of the ginger and a hint of agave to give it a light sweetness. This beverage has no added flavors, or preservatives and has a wonderful balance of sweet and tart flavors. It makes a wonderful beverage on a hot summer day and all year long! In addition, this lemonade is dairy, gluten, GMO free and vegan. We highly recommend it.
We had the opportunity to inverview David Menaine, Founder of Victoria's Kitchen Natural Beverages in June. You may view the interview here

 

7.23.2014

Caudalie

Caudalie is among the most popular French beauty brands. Just like Avène, you can find this brand in every pharmacy and parapharmacy in France.
French pharmacies are well-known for their impressive collection of skincare and beauty products. 

Caudalie started in Bordeaux, a region famous for its vineyards and wine. The wife and husband team who founded Caudalie took the grape and used it for its powerful cosmetic properties.
Caudalie products contain the active ingredients derived from grapes, which contain potent anti-oxidants and other skin care benefits. Caudalie makes use of every part of the grape (the seed, the vine, the sap, the water, the oil and even the wine yeast used to make wine) to create products that not only help preserve the skin’s youthfulness but also respect the environment.


Caudalie's Gentle Cleansing Milk ($28/200ml) is a creamy gentle fluid cleanser for all skin types. This make-up remover and cleanser leaves the skin soft and clean while protecting skin against free radicals. Skin results in regaining clarity and health. After application your skin will be prepared to absorb the benefits of skincare applied afterwards.
We like that this product is formulated without: parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals, phthalates, GMOs, and triclosan. 
This product also has a lovely light scent and leaves your skin balanced and smooth. 
Apply this product in the morning and night using a cotton pad. 
We recommend that you pump the product onto the cotton pad and gently wipe the product on dry face. Fully rinse, and remove remaining product with toner. Your skin will be left with a healthy glow!

Caudalie's Make-up Remover Cleansing Water ($28/ 200ml) is a soap-free cleansing water that removes make-up while cleansing and toning the skin. It is a very gentle formula that removes make-up while woothing, moisturizing and softening the skin. There is no need to rub your face, and it cleanses without stripping. It has a light, fresh fragrance that includes orange, lemon blossom, watermelon, and mint leaves. 
We like that this product is formulated without: parabens, sulfates, phthalates and that it is dermatologist-tested and hypoallergenic. The bottle is made from 50% recycled plastic, and the product does not contain animal ingredients, and is not tested on animals. 
This product can be used alone as a cleanser but we prefer using the Gentle Cleansing Milk along with it. For those who are confused if this is a toner or make up remover, it is miscellar water. Miscellar water is as gentle as water and removes dirt, make-up, residue etc without the oily feeling of a make-up remover. 
This product is great and has a nice, light, clean scent. It makes your skin feel soft and clean without drying out, or being oily. 

Caudalie's Hand and Nail Cream ($15/75 ml) is an antioxidant, moisturizing hand and nail cream that provides silky hands and relief for dry skin. It is concentrated with moisturizing active ingredients and antioxidant grape polyphenols and reparative organic fair trade shea butter that leaves hands and nails soft and nourished. Its rich texture absorbs instantly into skin. 
We like that this product is formulated without: parabens, sulfates, phthalates. This product does not contain animal ingredients and is not tested on animals. 
This product is a nice rich cream that absorbs well and makes your hands softer. It is creamy and not greasy and smells wonderful. The smell isn't overpowering. 
We recommend applying it right before bed. When you wake up they will be nice and soft in the morning!

You can find these products on Caudalie's website or you can go to a Sephora or Murale near you. 

Did you know? Caudalie is a term used in wine tasting, an actual measurement used to indicate how long the taste of a wine stays on your palate: 1 caudalie = 1 second. If you can still taste the wine in your mouth 1 second after swallowing it, that is 1 caudalie; 2 seconds after swallowing, 2 caudalie, and so on. Supposedly, the more Caudalie the wine has, the more elegant and superior it is.