Change The Way You Think of SKINCARE

I’m always on the hunt for products that work on the skin from the cellular level that detoxify, or that have a natural holistic approach and products that target specific complexion and aging concerns.

JUNETICS, SULWHASOO, BUTTERelixir & OSMOTICS COSMECEUTICALS prove to do just that.

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JUNETICS

The creators, inventors, and scientists responsible for developing, manufacturing, and defining what’s next for the some of world’s most prestigious cosmetic and hair care brands have decided to create a beauty powerhouse and that powerhouse is Junetics.

 Junetics powered by the E24 Complex –  a revolutionary combination of Gluco-E, Plant Stem Cells, Copper and Amino Acids, Hyaluronic Acid and Silicium – to create a system of skincare that will completely transform the skin. Known as the Pure Energy System, this works non-stop to boost cellular energy and cell-to-cell communication to refine and strengthen the skin. The result of using Pure Energy System is radiant, luminous, moisturized, supple, and firmer, less wrinkled, more youthful skin. Real Results. Proven.

 After 7 days of using the Pure Energy Day Serum and Pure Energy Night Cream:

·         93% reported skin felt significantly more hydrated

·         93% noticed an improvement in softness and smoothness

·         87% reported skin appeared significantly more luminous

 After 28 days of using the Pure Energy Day Serum and Pure Energy Night Cream:

·         100% noticed lines & wrinkles appeared dramatically smoother

·         93% reported a significant improvement in skin’s overall health

·         87% reported face appeared significantly more youthful

Available at http://www.junetics.com

SULWHASOO

Dedicated to harmonious beauty, Sulwhasoo blends time-honored Korean herbal wisdom and modern technology for skin care that transcends the effects of time which is why it’s the #1 Korean skincare brand in Asia. With winter weather that’s been quite funky with unpredictable rain, dryness and wind galore, it’s clear that skin needs an extra boost of moisture and protection. As we enter Spring and continue with unpredictable season changes Sulwhasoo is here to help pull you through the changing seasons with amazing skin.

 Detoxify dull skin with the Clarifying Mask. This gentle yet effective peel-off mask lifts impurities to detoxify and clarify a weathered winter complexion. The unique honey-texture is formulated with Solomonseal Powder to absorb excess buildup. Japanese Honeysuckle hydrates, smooths, and brightens. 

Once skin is cleansed and clarified, indulge in the Snowise EX Brightening Mask for the most luminous skin yet. This patented mask is individually fermented in White Ginseng for 2 weeks to bring about immediate brightening results and boosted circulation. Created from plant pulp and compressed for treatment efficiency, the full-face sheet mask minimizes age spots and defends against collagen degradation. It also adds moisture back into the skin so no need to worry about windburn & dry patches. 

From day-day routine care to targeted solutions, Sulwhasoo offers products with luxurious ingredients that visibly change the condition of skin.

Available at us.sulwhasoo.com

 

BUTTERelixir

All natural oil-based skincare line called BUTTERelixir
was created by 3 yogis in NYC who have backgrounds in fashion and design. They decided to marry all of the goodness from a natural holistic product and package it in a modern, clean yet classic bottle.

They wanted something purely moisturizing to put on after they practiced yoga and throughout the day to nourish their skin.  BUTTERelixir was born and quickly developed a cult following among yogis and people in the fashion industry.

BUTTERelixir 3oz + 8oz body + hair oil:

Their namesake product BUTTERelixir consists of: Sweet Almond Oil, Argan Oil, French Lavender and Chamomile.
It adds a luscious radiance to the skin and contains vital omega 3 fatty acids. Together these aromatherapy champions moisturize, dispel bad moods and deliver you to a place of focus and serenity.

BUTTERelixir face oil:

Rose Hip Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Argan Oil and Rose Essential Oil. The crown jewel of their collection is a gorgeous facial moisturizer. It dives deep into the dermal layers of your skin and leaves you soft, glowing and moisturized. Their face oil was recently featured on ELLE.com and comes in a beautiful glass bottle with a dropper.

BUTTERelixir lip:

Inspired by Indian chai tea, BUTTERelixir lip consists of Soy Bean Oil, Sunflower Oil, Bees Wax, Hemp Oil, Avocado Oil, Jojoba Oil, Cacao Butter, Shea Butter, Vitamin E and Aloe Vera and most importantly, Argan Oil, Vanilla and Cardamom. This little lip balm is special because it is warming unlike most lip balms which are cooling.

Available at www.butterelixir.com

 

OSMOTICS COSMECEUTICALS

Achieving healthier, younger-looking skin works when you marry the right products to your skin type. Osmotics Cosmeceuticals offers three simple 4-step solution based collections specially formulated to target specific complexion and aging concerns. Each kit includes award-winning, scientifically proven daily basics to cleanse, correct, defend and protect—all worthy of a commitment for beautiful skin. Because aging is multifactorial, each product within the 4-step systems targets a different cause of aging: cleanse to prepare the skin, correct fights intrinsic aging, defend battles environmental stressors, and protect to combat photo (UV) aging.

Sensitive: Calms and soothes all sensitive skin types, including those with irritation and redness, peels, and dermal procedures. This set includes: Calming Cleansing Milk, Blue Copper 5 Firming Elasticity Repair, Blue Copper 5 Firming Eye Repair, Cream Extreme, & Age Protection Extreme SPF 45.

Combination/Oily : Fight excess oil production, breakouts, and aging with this kit, which includes: Hydrating Cleanser, Renovage Cellular Longevity Serum, Eye Surgery Under Eye Rejuvenator, Anti-Radical Age Defense Moisture Veil, & Age Protection Extreme SPF 45.

Normal/Dry : Perfect for those that need serious hydration and crave a positively radiant complexion. This set includes: Blue Copper 5 Anti-Aging Cleansing Gelee, Blue Copper 5 Firming Elasticity Repair, Renovage Cellular Eye Repair, Anti-Radical Age Defense Moisture Complex, & Age Prevention Protection Extreme SPF 45.

Available at select Nordstrom and Dillard’s store locations, as well as independent boutiques and spas, Soft Surrounding Stores, or at www.osmotics.com

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DANCING WITH THE STARS BY NORVELL SUNLESS COLLECTION

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DANCING WITH THE STARS BY NORVELL

The Brand Behind The Bronze

The first thing I focus on when looking at the toned sexy dancers in Dancing With The Stars is their spectacular flawless tan. Luckily for all of us, we can enjoy a bronzed look from the comfort of our own homes. The application is easy! I can’t wait to try my kit including  the DAZZLE Shimmering Mist , PERFECTION Self Tanning Mousse , ENDURANCE Color Boosting Skin Perfector , and PERFORMANCE Self Tanning Spray

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CHOREOGRAPH your sunless color and put your tan in the SPOTLIGHT!

 

Application:

24-48 HOURS BEFORE YOUR SESSION

EXFOLIATE. EXFOLIATE. EXFOLIATE.

Pre-session exfoliation is the first step to achieving flawless spray tanning results. It is best to clear away dry, dead skin cells with a sulfate-free scrub from Norvell. For those needing a little buff, try Renewing Sunless Exfoliator or for those who want a deeper rub, try Intensive Detoxifying Salt Scrub. Go beyond buffing, by using the eXmitt. This will polish and prep the pH balance of the skin to keep orange undertones at bay.

TIPS TO PREP FOR THE PERFECT TAN

Avoid using bar soaps, high pH shower products or in-shower moisturizers. Be sure to complete any waxing, shaving or use of depilatory creams no later than 24 hours prior to your session.

DAY OF YOUR SESSION

PREPARE TO BRONZE

As you prepare for your Norvell sunless tan, be sure to wear loose fitting, dark clothing and no jewelry. Tight clothing can run or smear bronzers, especially around the knees, elbows, chest and waist. Before you head to your appointment, there are some important “don’ts” you won’t want to ignore. Deep penetration of the solution is key to a beautiful lasting color.

TIPS TO PREP FOR THE PERFECT TAN

Don’t create a sunless barrier by applying anything to the skin. Avoid applying lotions, creams or perfumes prior to your session. Even use deodorant sparingly.  Don’t wear any makeup to your sunless tan appointment, if unavoidable, remove prior to your spray tan.

AFTER SESSION CARE

MOISTURIZE

Once dry, apply Post Sunless HydroFirm™ Moisturizing Spray to add moisture, seal sunless results and boost the DHA reaction. When showering after 24 hours, use pH Balancing Shower Cleanser.

TIPS TO OPTIMIZING THE PERFECT TAN

Refrain from showering as long as possible, ideally for 24 hours. As with all DHA products, sunless color begins showing development approximately 4 hours post application and continues to darken for up to 24 hours. If you must shower before the 24 hours has lapsed, do so using a warm water rinse only. The use of soap can inhibit full development of DHA. Never fear, cosmetic surface bronzers will wash away during the first shower. Note :: Chlorine can cause premature fading of sunless results.

HOME MAINTENANCE

MAKE IT LAST

Extend and build color between sessions with a daily application of Sunless Color Extender ProLong™ Moisturizer.

TIPS TO TOUCH UPS

For facial color renewal, try Bronzing 4-Faces™ for body color touch up, try any other Norvell Retail Product in the Bronze category.

ACHIEVE A PERFECT 10!

NORVELL SELF-TANNING MAINTENANCE SYSTEMS

Take care!  Norvell’s Self-Tanning MAINTENANCE SYSTEM is an all-inclusive selection of products that incorporates the core four categories of sunless care – Prime, Bronze, Optimize, and Enhance. Thoughtfully combined to build a TSA sized travel set, this system is the culmination of top selling products that work synergistically to keep color impeccable.

Visit norvelltanning.com for more details

Urban Decay – The Ultraviolet Edge, Year 2 Of Women’s Empowerment

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Imagine if you couldn’t write your own name?

Frightening, huh!? Now thanks to the awareness help raised around the launch of Urban Decay’s global initiative to empower women, The Ultraviolet Edge, in just the first year the brand was able to fund programs such as literacy classes – enabling many women to read and write their names for the first time.

In addition, the $528,000 raised and donated in 2015 provided services such as:

  • Microloans and business training for more than 1,000 Ugandan women through the Women’s Global Empowerment Fund, in addition to literacy programs and community leadership training
  • Legal services for 625 women in NYC through Her Justice, enabling them to take control of their lives, stabilize their families, and protect and care for their children
  • Education and empowerment for 180 Maasai girls in Kenya through the Kakenya Center for Excellence – the first and only primary school open to girls in the remote area of Enoosaen
  • Shelter for 500 women in the Orange County, CA area through Laura’s House, a shelter & support service organization for victims of domestic abuse

We’re thrilled to be entering Year 2 of the Ultraviolet Edge and reintroducing Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Enigma, to continue raising funds for the initiative. UD surpassed their donation goal in 2015, and aims to donate $750,000 in 2016, putting them well on the way to their goal of donating $3 million in the next five years. Enigma is available now on UD.com, and hits retailers including Sephora, Ulta, and Macy’s on April 1st.

As a thank-you for being a supporter, inspired by the women touched by WGEF’s literacy program, UD has created personalized stationery for me to enjoy 🙂

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Urban Decay – The Ultraviolet Edge and Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Enigma

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Urban Decay has always stood for the empowerment of women – and it doesn’t end with makeup. Now in its second year, Urban Decay’s global charity initiative, The Ultraviolet Edge, is continuing to support organizations that fight for the rights of women everywhere. Women’s rights is a complicated landscape with many worthy causes. Instead of just picking one, The Ultraviolet Edge gives several grants every year to support a variety of organizations that are doing incredible things to empower women. Even more impressive, Urban Decay is well on their way to the goal of donating three million dollars over the next five years. Getting involved is as simple as buying something you probably use anyway: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion. When you buy the limited-edition shade Enigma, 100% of the purchase price goes toward The Ultraviolet Edge, in turn providing grants for causes dedicated to women, throughout years to come.

To purchase one of Gwen’s amazing limited edition UD eyeshadow palette’s from the “vault” click HERE

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URBAN EYESHADOW VAULT

Get the best of both worlds. Our limited-edition Urban Eyeshadow Vault contains 20 full-size shadows—10 from our current iconic Eyeshadow lineup and 10 from our sparkly, sophisticated Moondust collection. 

We handpicked the perfect mix of rich, colorful shades and sultry neutrals. Experiment with shifty duotones, gorgeous shimmers and shades with a mesmerizing 3-D effect. From cult favorites like Lounge and Solstice to hard-to-come-by shades like Shockwave, Vortex, Interstellar and Dark Force, Urban Eyeshadow Vault is destined to be a collector’s item.

Every iconic Eyeshadow shade features our Pigment Infusion System™—for rich, velvety, blendable color that lasts and sparkle that doesn’t fall.

 

Available at Sephora/Sephora.com, Ulta/Ulta.com, Macy’s/Macys.com, Beauty.com and UrbanDecay.com

RECOGNIZING WOMEN WHO ROCK OUR WORLD

“As part of our efforts, we’re recognizing inspirational women who rock our world. This is the second year we’re partnering with Gwen Stefani. Like us, she has a history of breaking down barriers and hails from Orange County, California. We dig Gwen’s innate ability to set trends and defy expectations. She also shares our passion for empowering women and will help give this initiative the attention it deserves.” – Wende Zomnir, Urban Decay Founding Partner/Chief Creative Officer

“Our work together has directly resulted in…enabling women to learn to read, become successful entrepreneurs and leaders in their communities.” —Karen Sugar, Founder and Executive Director of WGEF

 

 

 

The Estee Edit – Kendall Jenner Kicked Off Launch @ Sephora: March 22nd

Yesterday evening, March 22, 2016,  the gorgeous Kendall Jenner kicked off the launch of The Estee Edit by Estee Lauder at Sephora Fifth Avenue, NYC.

To kick off the launch of The Estée Edit by Estée Lauder, supermodel, social media sensation, and Guest Editor Kendall Jenner appeared at Sephora’s Fifth Ave and 48th street store. The first 100 clients who purchased any item from The Estée Edit received a wristband to meet Kendall at this exclusive event.

 

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Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Estee Lauder

 

THE LOOK: Victor Henao, Makeup Artist for The Estée Edit by Estée Lauder, wanted to create a smoky eye for a super cool, 90s vibe.

SKIN: The Estée Edit by Estée Lauder Beam Team was used to moisturize and illuminate the skin.

 FACE: The foundation base was a mix of Skin Glowing Balm in Wheat and Flash Illuminator in Morning Light to give a flawless, dewy finish.  Hi Lo Stylo was used to contour around her face, including the jawline, hairline and nose.

CHEEKS: The Barest Blush in First Lover

EYES:  First, Victor used The Edgiest Kohl Shadowstick in Black Viper in the outer and inner crease, and then applied The Edgiest Kohl Shadowstick in Guilt to the center of the eye.  He then applied the Dark Brown and Black from The Edit Eyeshadow Palette in the crease of the eye to further define the smoky eye, topping it off with the Silver Transformer all over.  He finished the eye with The Blackest Liner and The Edgiest Up & Out Double Mascara to define and lengthen her lashes.

BROWS: Victor defined Kendall’s brows with More Than Brows in Rich Brown

LIPS: Mattified Lipstick in Sunday Vibe

 

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Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Estee Lauder

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Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Estee Lauder    

The Estée Edit by Estée Lauder products are available exclusively at Sephora, Sephora Canada, www.Sephora.com and Sephora.ca.

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PÜR Cosmetics Launches Glow Together Bronzing Powder for World Water Day

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In honor of World Water Day today March 22, 2016, PÜR Cosmetics is launching its Give Back. Glow Forward. campaign with the release of Glow Together Bronzing Powder.

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The jumbo bronzer features a gradient of 6 gorgeous bronzing powders – 3 matte and 3 shimmer – to give all skin tones from around the globe a beautiful, healthy, natural glow.

Proceeds from the purchase of Glow Together will benefitAction Against Hunger, a global humanitarian organization committed to ending hunger and providing safe drinking water to those in need.

Water Facts:

  • Nearly two billion people worldwide drink unsafe water.
  • One billion people lack access to improved sanitation.
  • More than five percent of all child deaths can be prevented with safe water and sanitation.

World Water Day:

In 1993, the United Nations declared March 22nd as World Water Day to highlight the importance of freshwater and to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

Available at www.purminerals.com

My LIFE | Mi VIDA is #worththewrinkle

Being involved in animal rescue efforts alongside my husband inspires more #worththewrinkle moments in my life than anything else. I’m also a wife, mother of two furry babies(Pancho & Poki), super aunt/mommy to my niece Sophia, beauty/fashion/lifestyle industry expert, fit chic, music lover, foodie & wino, traveler, interior design diva, nature enthusiast, all things FRENCH lover and a white witch.

But- when I need some  “me-time” I usually take a long soothing bath and rely on my wrinkle fighting Clarins products.

Whatever life brings your way live it up with NEW CLARINS #worththewrinkle products

My life path has lead to a wrinkle or two —
all reflections of a life well-lived, and totally worth it! 

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For more information on Clarins products and points of sale, please click HERE

SALLY HANSEN PERFECTING THE NATURAL NAIL AT STELLA MCCARTNEY’S WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

From her Sally Hansen’s partnership with Stella McCartney at Paris Fashion Week to her Stella McCartney Fall 2016 Ready-to-Wear show; Stella McCartney has nailed it!

“In a world clogged with too much stuff, any designer who can produce more of their own without harming animals, and by extension the environment, is onto something.” – Vogue

Click VOGUE RUNWAY to see more Stella McCartney!
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SALLY HANSEN PERFECTING THE NATURAL NAIL AT STELLA MCCARTNEY’S  WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

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Sally Hansen, the exclusive nail sponsor of Stella McCartney Collections in 2016, added the finishing touch to the Stella McCartney Winter 2016 Fashion show with a flawless and always on trend nude nail look.  Adding to the elegant and polished silhouettes, Sally Hansen’s Global Color Ambassador Madeline Poole elevated the natural nail look by using a warm beige tinted shade giving nails a deeper nude undertone perfect for the runway.

Madeline Poole used two coats of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in “Au Nature-al”, a fresh clean shade that reveals unexpected added coverage while still maintaining the neutral aesthetic.  The warm shade matches precisely with skin tone and delivers the perfect amount of color for a flawless finish.

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 “This season we wanted to celebrate the signature Stella look. Luxurious and effortless, sensual with a sense of humour and a tomboy side” – says Stella McCartney

“This year at Stella McCartney we are using a very classic shade. “Au Nature-al” is an amazing shade from Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in a sheer mid tone beige. With built in base and top coat the models are getting a quick and thorough high shine manicure that’s perfect for every day, every scenario, and every outfit change” – says Madeline Poole, Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador

THE SHADE

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Au Nature-al

Sally Hansen’s award-winning Complete Salon Manicure collection infuses trend-setting shades with an expert quality formula to deliver salon-caliber results. Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure delivers seven salon manicure steps in one bottle. Chip resistant strength joins gel-quality shine. Must-have color meets nourishing benefits. Plus, a built-in base and top coat, it’s everything you need to achieve a professional manicure at home.

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 THE STELLA MCCARTNEY WINTER 2016 COLLECTION

Winter 2016

Celebrating signature Stella. Luxurious and effortless. Sensual with a sense of humour and a tomboy side. Urban puffa jackets in imposing dimensions with feather free wadding. Mock turtlenecks and fluid knits with ruffle detailing in shades of bright pink, scarlet, caramel, and black. Cropped ‘Skin Free Skin’ bomber jackets and quilted black shorts.

Denim adopts a sporty mood in a bold tie-dye finish and elasticated cords looping through dresses.

A swan print motif glides effortlessly on loose jacquard pieces and silk garments. Contrast fringing on pyjama legs, shorts and shirts introduces a fuzzy and playful feeling. Softly structured silhouettes in speckled grey and black tweeds play on volume with high waisted trousers and tops buttoning at the cuff. Nipped waists and handcrafted detailing create a sense of form and fabrication with an elegantly unpolished and light-hearted attitude. Raw edges and visible topstitching toughen up outerwear. Felted and fluid flecked knitwear wraps around the body.

Tailoring plays with suspended sheer tulle with velvet tuxedo jackets seemingly floating off the shoulders. Delicate lace cocktail dresses are fully foiled with sunken Swiss lace collars and kilt-like pleating. A sense of romance is heightened in plush tones of rose, forest green, teal, pastel yellow and peach combined with silver, gold and copper metallics.

Shoes are minimal with a sporty sensibility in velvet, denim and eco alter nappa finishes. Pointed-toe styles, mules and pumps have a triangular wedge, while sustainably made flats have zip detailing on the front. Bags are hand-held with a cartridge pleated carry-all and smooth rounded metal handle and furry balls or with a marble finish and gold edging. Enamel jewellery in crescent, cylindrical and artistic shapes that hang from ears and necks on curves of precious metals.

 THE MANICURIST

Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador Madeline Poole is a nail expert working in New York and LA. Trained as a painter, Madeline worked odd jobs like vintage poster restoration as an art student in Baltimore. Her unique talent in crafting innovative designs, emphasis on skin care and attention to the hand as a whole makes her one of the most sought after names in the beauty industry. As part of the collaboration with Sally Hansen, Madeline helps setting the artistic direction for a new generation of modern nail looks and collections with her fashion-forward vision on a worldwide basis.

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