Now that summer is finally here, we can enjoy the pampering benefits of vacation or just some rest & relaxation along with some amazing beauty products that will be sure to indulge all of your senses.


DHC BB Cream 5-in-1 skin perfector

DHC BB Cream beauty balm foundation is a 5-in-1 skin perfector: It hydrates, primes, covers flaws, protects with SPF 20 and fights fine lines. Instantly renew the look of your skin with this rich, natural-looking makeup wonder, formulated with revitalizing germanium to fight signs of aging. A small amount goes a long way to create a dewy, flawless complexion.

  • Creamy foundation with superior blendability
  • Simplifies your routine and maximizes your beauty
  • SPF 20 broad-spectrum sun protection from titanium dioxide and zinc oxide

Spread evenly over your face. If desired, finish with your favorite DHC powder. It come in 3 shades: Natural Ocher 01, Natural Ocher 02, Natural Ocher 03

Tip: Try mixing 2 shades or more for ultimate color correction

Want to try a sample? One lucky reader will have a chance to receive a complimentary sample of DHC BB Cream. All you need to do to enter the giveaway is email me at with your desired shade. A winner will be randomly chosen and notified on Friday, June 24th 2016 by end of business day. Limited to U.S. only.

For more information on DHC, please click HERE

0005131_bb-creamFRAGRANCE MISTS


ActivESSENCE Time Released Fragrance Mists allow you to completely revamp your fragrance arsenal while simultaneously providing your skin with essential oils and vitamins A, C, and E, leaving it feeling nourished, hydrated, and supple. See below for the full spectrum of colorful scents offered by the collection:


Price/Availability: at Walgreens, CVS,,,

Citrus Splash available exclusively at Walgreens

·         Exotic Cherry Blossom— Tangy Grapefruit, warm Sandalwood and Spiced Apricot create this tropical scent for sweet skin renewal

·         French Vanilla Lavender—Spring Lavender and Water Lilly topped with notes of Asian Ylang Ylang enable relaxation and rejuvenation

·         Tropical Coconut Coast—Coconut Blossom and Exotic Tiger Lily offer the perfect tropical escape for your senses

·         Moroccan Orchid & Amber—Warm Amber and exotic Asian Orchid create this enticing, skin-nourishing scent

·         Citrus Splash—Juicy Lemon and Garden Mint invigorate this refreshing scent  – this limited edition scent is perfect for summer!



ALPHA BLU is an exciting new skincare line that was unveiled by Blue Horizon International during this past New York Fashion Week. The uniquely formulated skincare line is called Alpha Blu. It contains ingredients derived directly from ethically harvested adult human stem cells along with cytokines and proteins to support the improvement and firmness of skin while promoting elasticity and offering a natural boost to create a youthful glow.


  • Alpha Blu Day Cream is a moisturizing cream that provides a hydrating punch for all skin types. Packed with ingredients such as Aloe Vera, the cream offers moisture retention throughout the day and gives the skin a youthful glow.
  • Alpha Blu Night Cream offers a nourishing nighttime skin care treatment, for all skin types, that intensely hydrates overnight. Infused with Shea Butter, the night cream offers anti-inflammatory, emollient, and humectant properties providing skin with greater resilience.
  • Alpha Blu Eye Cream is infused with cornflower extract which is designed to provide a soothing effect on the delicate skin surrounding the eyes. This deeply hydrating cream is designed specifically to cater to the special needs of the delicate eye area.
  • Alpha Blu Smoothing Skin Serum is a highly-concentrated, smoothing serum that is infused with key ingredients including anti-inflammatory agents and grape vine extract, which contains antioxidant properties that promote skin renewal. The serum is designed to support the retention of firmness and moisture.

Alpha Blu is available for sale online and comes as a four piece set featuring a day cream, night cream, eye cream, and soothing skin serum.



Want better looking skin? The solution is simple. DERMAFLASH


DERMAFLASH takes at-home exfoliation to the next level. This NEW first-in-class system brings all the benefits of dermplaning right into your bathroom. Using a subtle sonic vibration, DERMAFLASH refines skin by removing debris, dead skin cells, vellus hair/peach fuzz and other complexion-dulling culprits. Skincare and make up glide on flawlessly.



After just 10 minutes, your skin is clean, fresh and glowing.


The numbers speak for themselves, in a clinical study:

  • 83% said their skin felt softer after using DERMAFLASH
  • 94% loved the way their skin felt after using DERMAFLASH
  • 89% said their make up application was easier after using DERMAFLASH
  • 78% felt they did not need to wear as much make up after using DERMAFLASH

DERMAFLASH also helps even skin tone by removing built up surface cells that contribute to a dull complexion. Safe and effective for all skin types, DERMAFLASH is the answer to more youthful and radiant skin.




DERMAFLASH is available on and will be sold on starting December 18.




SheaMoisture 100% Pure Oils

Multi-functional natural, wellness Lite Weight solutions for dryness. Formulated with efficacious, culturally relevant ingredients. Pressed from the leaves, bark, root, flower, fruit or seeds SheaMoisture Pure Oils are the heart and soul of the plant from which medicinal and healing properties can be derived. Highly potent, 100% Pure Oils can be used alone or added to other facial products to boost performance and create a custom treatment for your specific needs. A few drops goes a long way.
African Water Mint & Ginger

Tingle away impurities with detoxifying formulas blended with certified organic Shea Butter, natural African Water Mint, Activated Charcoal, Ginger and Opuntia extracts. An exhilarating, sensorial experience from head to toe.


For more information on SheaMoisture, please click HERE


Bétèrre provides high quality, effective and safe skin care for a variety of uses. Thanks to groundbreaking organizations that have publicized and warned us about the most toxic ingredients we should purposefully avoid, we now know better thanks to the Bétèrre team!

This is skin care for all, which works by combining nature, botanics and science to provide a one of a kind, complete line of products for everyone.

The Golden Elixir


Nourish, Soften, Smooth and Glow.

For a soft, smooth glow, this luxurious, nutrient-rich elixir, made with both Vitamins C and E, was created for the tip of your toes to the ends of your hair and everywhere in between. The world’s finest oils including meadowfoam, camellia, ylang ylang, sea buckthorn and elemi combine with botanical extracts of arnica, comfrey and chamomile to nourish, moisturize and protect your skin and your hair.

Skin Type: Benefits all skin types

From the Garden: Sunflower, Meadowfoam, Camellia, Argan, Olive, Orange, Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, Hemp, Elemi, Sea Buckthorn, Rosemary, Siberian Fir, Arnica, Comfrey, Coneflower, Chamomile, and Marigold

Synergizing Ingredients: Vitamin C, Vitamin E

Botanical Hair Tamer


To Condition & Smooth the Wildest Hair.

This all natural serum of abyssinian, meadowfoam and sea buckthorn tames dry, unruly and damaged hair. A combination of light oils fight frizz and Vitamin E enhances the beneficial botanicals to condition dead, split or breaking ends. Rosemary, comfrey and bergamot soothe and nourish the scalp.

Hair Type: Dry, damaged, unruly, frizzy hair.

From the Garden: Shea, Olive, Coconut, Abyssinian, Meadowfoam, Bergamot, Orange, Grapefruit, Camellia, Sea Buckthorn, Rosemary, Lavender, Arnica, Chamomile, Marigold, Comfrey, Marigold, Coneflower

Synergizing Ingredient: Vitamin E

All Natural

Bétèrre was first created to address the specific skin problems faced by those who are being treated for cancer and other serious health issues. These problems are known first hand by the founder of Bétèrre, two-time cancer survivor Gina Maisano. She teamed up with two leading physicians who see women during their treatments and hear about their skin challenges long after treatment has ended. Together they created Bétèrre to fill a void in the marketplace.

For more information on Bétèrre, please click HERE


Exuviance Skin Caring Foundation SPF 20
Formulated to visibly reduce the signs of aging while providing all-day coverage, treatment and protection from the sun.
  • Polyhydroxy Acid Gluconolactone provides anti-aging benefits
  • Smudge-resistant, light-to-medium, all-day coverage
  • Ten skin flattering shades

Achieve natural, light to medium coverage and build skin health with this anti aging treatment foundation. This water-based, oil-free formula ensures flawless, lightweight coverage that also helps reduce the visible signs of aging while providing treatment and protection. All skin types, even the most sensitive, benefit from antioxidants and sunscreen protection. Plus, longer term, clinically proven and highly effective Polyhydroxy Acid reveals younger looking skin. Dermatologist and allergy tested. Oil-free and non-comedogenic. Paba-Free.

For more information on Exuviance, please click HERE


Hard Candy Sheer Envy Primer Serum


Show off smooth skin with the new Hard Candy Sheer Envy Primer Serum.  This lightweight primer serum instantly tightens pores and absorbs excess oil for all day flawless wear.  Just in time for Summer, this serum will have skin in shape in no time.

Hard Candy Sheer Envy Primer Serum

  • A lightweight primer that instantly tightens pore and smoothes the skin
  • Gentle formula that contains pore tightening actives and astringents to absorb excess oil for all day flawless wear
  • Micro fine powders blur fine lines and color correct skin tone

Hard Candy’s Sheer Envy Primer is available only at Walmart and




Red Hair: Teak and Mahogany

Redheads cannot hide – and why should they? Revel in the new shades for red hair. We show you what kind of care for color-treated hair can keep the color in your hair stay rich and luminous. In our color consultation you learn how to turn red the stylish way.

Warm Hair Colors

The rich colours of falling autumn leaves inspire women to wear warm hair colours like golden blonde, hazelnut brown and coppery red. We show beautiful hairstyles to go with these warm but intense colours. You may even be inspired to try a two-tone fall colour look.

For more information on Schwarzkopf products and points of sales, please click HERE

Laundry by Shelli Segal and Jantzen are HOTTER than EVER

Laundry by Shelli Segal and Jantzen are HOTTER than ever & I’ll be rocking some of their latest styles during Miami Swim Week! I’m excited to announce that they will be sponsoring two of the biggest events happening during Swim Week. The 2017 collections will be featured in Modern Luxury’s Splashion Fashion Show at the Fillmore and the Ocean Drive Party!

I’ll be spending quite a bit of my spare time near the water this summer and these new swim additions to my wardrobe, plus outfit options from Laundry are perfect for all my summer activities.

The following will be some of my “go to ” pieces that can be easily taken from day to evening depending on shoes & accessories. Be sure to visit and to find your perfect summer staples.



LAUNDRY BY SHELLI SEGALOff-the-Shoulder Bell Sleeve Sheath Dress


Laundry by Shelli Segal – Embellished Jumpsuit





Jantzen Mayan Paradise Jumpsuit Cover-Up


Jantzen Mayan Paradise Bandeau One-Piece





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 Just in time for summer, Rodriguez and the experts at John Frieda® talk #FrizzFreeHairGoals and the tricks to achieve them – with plenty of shortcuts along the way.

John Frieda® Hair Care invented the frizz-fighting category with Frizz Ease®, the game-changing hair smoother. Gina Rodriguez happens to be really gifted at taming her own naturally wavy, frizz-prone hair. So they’ve teamed up for a new movement – the #FrizzFreeHairGoals campaign – designed to teach women everything they need to know about styling any curl, wave or ringlet.

Rodriguez will appear in a series of engaging how-to videos(like the one below) posted on John Frieda’s social channels. In each one, the popular young actress tosses vanity out the window, talking openly about her biggest hair issue—frizz—and demonstrating easy ways to achieve the most beautiful, flattering styles of the moment.

For the full range of John Frieda Frizz Ease products click HERE


“I’ve been a devotee of John Frieda® Frizz Ease® for years,” says Rodriguez. “Since my hair’s naturally wavy, I’ve spent more than my fair share of time fighting frizz. Frizz Ease® is the only thing that can help tame frizz and leave my hair looking smooth, so this partnership feels like a natural fit. I’m excited to have the chance to show women that they don’t have to suffer from frizzy hair forever — there’s a better way to style.” 

Featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes hairstyling tutorials with Rodriguez and John Frieda® International Creative Consultant Harry Josh, the new videos show viewers how to tame their waves and ringlets, add polish to fuzzy textures and nail the latest, coolest hair looks. Bonus: In a revealing Q&A, Rodriguez will divulge how she’s upped her own frizz-fighting game (thanks to John Frieda® Frizz Ease®) and how her naturally wavy hair, which she views as part of her Puerto Rican-American identity, can be a beautiful thing.


ABOUT GINA RODRIGUEZ: Gina Rodriguez is a Golden Globe award-winning actress and television star best known for her leading role in hit show “Jane the Virgin.” Rodriguez got her start in the world of theatre, and portrayed Frida Kahlo on stage in the United Kingdom. In 2011, she landed the role of Beverly in the classic soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful,” and gave Imagen Award-winning performances in film “Filly Brown.” In 2014, Rodriguez was announced as the lead for CW comedy-drama “Jane the Virgin,” and went on to earn scores of awards for the role. In addition to her acting career, Rodriguez is known for her philanthropic efforts, and has worked with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund supporting Hispanic American higher education and the National Bullying Prevention Center.

ABOUT KAO USA: Kao USA Inc. is a leading manufacturer of premium beauty care brands that are recognized around the world for their innovation and quality. The Kao USA Inc. portfolio includes Ban® antiperspirant-deodorants and Total Refresh® Cooling Body Cloths; Jergens® and Curel® hand and body lotions; Biore®facial care; John Frieda® Frizz-Ease®, Luxurious Volume, Sheer Blonde®, Beach Blonde®, Brilliant Brunette®, Radiant Red® and Precision Foam Colour professional hair care products. Founded in 1882, Kao USA Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kao Corporation



Get Selfie-Ready Brows

Get Selfie-Ready Brows like Rimmel London‘s newest brand ambassador  Cara Delevingne! Ok, let’s face it, we may never look like the British model and actress, known for her trendsetting beauty but with the help of  Rimmel London products and expert tips from Spruce & Bond Brow Specialist, Matt Shakik we can put our best brows forward!



TIP 1) Create the shape that’s right for you!

You want to accentuate the features of your face when you shape your brows. There is no same stencil for everyone when shaping your brows, since every face is different and asymmetrical. Use your natural arches to define your unique eye shape to give them a lift.

TIP 2) Use the correct tools like Rimmel London’s BROW THIS WAY EYEBROW SCULPTING KIT


Using a powder or pencil helps you to create the fullness your brows lack due to little hair growth. You can create what would normally be brow hairs if they grew in that area. Never use a magnifying mirror, as it causes you to only see one brow at a time and not both together which creates a better match.

TIP 3) Avoid Over-Plucking and Waxing!

Do not jeopardize the structure or thickness by removing hairs that might in time give you a fuller and more complete brow. Don’t take out hairs on one side to match it up to the other if it means making the brow thinner. When it comes to an end goal with your brows give them time and let them go, it might be torture but it will be well worth the wait. Tweezing is always the best option as it allows you to remove individual hairs to achieve the best shape.

TIP 4) Choose a Color that Looks Natural as in Rimmel London’s BROW THIS WAY EYEBROW GEL


You want the color to match well enough to look natural, yet you want it to be distinct enough to contrast a little. People normally try to match their hair color, but our brows naturally look darker because they’re surrounded by paler skin.

For all things Rimmel London click HERE

When visiting N.Y.  make sure to make a brow appointment with Spruce & Bond !



Beauty Must Haves For The Last Days Of Summer

Hellooooo August!

We still have a few weeks left of summer and we need to take full advantage and make the most of the hot temperatures. With this comes a lot of beauty prep for the hard days ahead and what comes with it (excessive heat, humidity, funky feet, bugs, gorgeous sunny days, difficult hair days, etc.).

See my beauty must haves to help you enjoy these last days of summer.


Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus IR3535® Expedition™ SPF 30

This double-duty formula shields delicate skin from the sun while repelling insects like mosquitoes and deer ticks. DEET-free and formulated with Vitamin E and soothing Aloe, Expedition is available in an Aerosol Spray* and Pump Spray and effectively repels mosquitoes, deer ticks, black flies, sand flies, gnats, and more for eight hours.

Where to buy:

Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer

Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer glides onto wet skin and instantly absorbs for twice the moisturization in half the time*. There’s no need to wait for skin to dry before applying or to rinse away sticky residue. The revolutionary formula goes  and stays on your skin and not down the drain. With this one-of-a-kind lotion, just apply the product before you dry for a quicker way to moisturize. The unique formula blends effortlessly with the water from your shower to instantly lock in essential hydration. This helps you take advantage of the peak moisture moment, when your skin is damp and most receptive to hydration.*2X the moisturization in a single application clinical study; ½ the time vs. ordinary lotion.

Where to buy: Grocery, mass retailers and drugstores nationwide

In Brazil, beautiful feel are just as important as beautiful hands. Keep feet flirty with the Samba 2-Step Foot Fetish Care. The surf-inspired board keeps skin silky, while the non-slip cream is filled with soluble super-nutrients that offer deep hydration. It’s the ultimate duo for irresistible catch-me, kiss-me feet. The rich cream is formulated with cupuaçu butter, a thick and nourishing butter taken from the fruit of the tropical cupuaçu tree. Native to the Amazon, the tree cannot be farmed—instead, it grows wild in the jungles, where the native women tend the precious plant and collect the sweet and fragrant fruits that drop from its branches. Blended with coconut oil, the butter hydrates and softens skin while delivering a boost of nutrients.

Where to buy: Discover the collection online at



It’s always a challenge to make sure your hair look great while battling the hot and humid summer months. So, instead of blow drying and flat ironing your way to straight silky locks only to have them frizz up in the heat, fashionably surrender to a summer friendly style! Follow these steps to a casual, romantic braided up-do that will keep your hair completely off of your neck and back, avoiding any sticky weather worries! I’m not a styling queen so I enlisted the help of Glam Squad in order to beat the heat with a braided up-do that screams cool girl chic!

Step 1: Start off by gathering your hair into a pony just above the nape of your neck, holding it in place with one hand. Using the other hand, carefully brush your hair backwards  John Frieda Styling Tools by Conair Full Volume Hair Brush ( deep-shine silicone bristles will smooth away flyways and frizz!

Step 2: Secure your low pony with a hair tie. Wrap your hair clockwise around the hair tie into a low bun. Using Scunci No Slip Grip Bobby Pins (drugstores) secure our bun into place making sure it is tight and secure!

Step 3: Ensure your strands stay put by spraying a few quick mists of Philip B. Jet Set Precision Control Hair Spray (


Step 4: To complete your summer style, slip on a Hair2wear by Christie Brinkley Fish Tail Headband ( making sure the elastic band sits closely under your bun!

Carol’s Daughter Monoi Repairing Hair Mask

Give your hair a rest from styling with this deeply repairing treatment  that nourishes your hair from the root to ends to undo unwanted damage and prevent it in the future. Strengthening your hair is the only way to lengthen it so you can do whatever you want with it. To really fortify fine, fragile or chemically treated hair requires major nourishment found in the Monoi Repairing Hair Mask. Added to the rejuvenating Monoi Oil is rebuilding Bamboo Water and protective Hydrolyzed Silk. PLUS, No Parabens, No Petroleum, No Mineral Oil, No Artificial Colors Where to Buy: Ulta &


With Nail Envy Colors, your nails can be harder, longer, and stronger – beautifully! Samoan Sand by O.P.I is my fave! Original Nail Envy is renowned for strengthening natural nails with hydrolyzed wheat protein and calcium. Now Nail Envy is available in three favorite, classic OPI shades plus one new exclusive shade to add a tint of color to nails while strengthening them. Where to purchase: click HERE


Lucir Bellos y Saludables este Verano 2015

Hola Amigas y Amigos bellos!

Aquí les tengo unos consejos para lucir bellos y saludables este verano!

Mis Consejos Para ti!

  • Beber agua es la forma más fácil de combatir el calor, pero además ayuda a limpiar tu piel. Un cuerpo hidratado te da una piel brillante. Y beber agua que no tiene que ser aburrido! Puedes infundir tu agua con sabor de limón, pepino, de hecho cualquier tipo de frutas y hierbas frescas. Usted puede encontrar estas bonitas botellas de agua para infundir con frutas o puedes crear tu propio recipiente usando de tarros de cristal.
  • Beyond Smooth Frizz Immunity Primer de John Frieda suaviza instantáneamente el cabello rebelde con cada aplicación, dejándolo más manejable y sin frizz, después de usarlo por un tiempo. Esta fórmula funciona en el interior de la fibra del cabello para eliminar el frizz en su origen, dejándote con el cabello suave y libre de frizz para estilizarlo más fácilmente. Crea la base perfecta para cualquier look con este primer esencial. Y es un producto que se puede usar en conjunto con los otros excelentes productos de John Frieda.

  • Mi secreto es utilizar aceite de coco! Tienen innumerables cualidades como la hidratación de la piel, sirve para blanquear los dientes, para el acondicionamiento del cabello, ayuda con las uñas quebradizas, incluso como removedor de maquillaje, ayuda con quemaduras de sol. Uno puede decir que es un producto todo en uno!
  • Durante el verano es importante proteger nuestra piel contra el sudor y también tener un cuidado especial con nuestras axilas usando productos que tienen beneficios multitarea. El desodorante antitranspirante Dove® Advanced Care ofrece 48hs de protección contra el mal olor y la transpiración, y también tiene beneficios con la fórmula hidratante de Dove. Esta fórmula ayuda a retener la humedad de la piel y a dejar la piel más suave y lisa. El desodorante antitranspirante Dove® Advanced Care está disponible en una amplia variedad de fragancias, incluyendo “Revive” con aroma de granada y cedrón, “Rebalance” con fragancia de flores de ciruelas y cerezos y “Caring Coconut” con un aroma suave de coco con toques de jazmín.

  • Es de conocimiento común que hay maneras de protegerse del sol y del ambiente con diferentes estilos de ropa, ¿pero qué pasa con el cabello? Encontrar formas creativas de llevar su cabello como trenzas, diademas y sombreros incluso espaciar los lavados, mantendrá su cabello más saludable.

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For my English speaking ladies and gents, here you go! Look beautiful and healthy this Summer with a little help from Dove & John Frieda

My frizz free hair go-to product!


  • The perfect foundation for frizz-free styles.
  • Provides smoother hair with continued use for easier styling & more manageable hair.
  • Non-silicone formula, with Pure Coconut Oil & Frizz Immunity Complex, works from the inside- out, eliminating frizz at the source for added control and manageability.

Keep those underarms silky smooth and stink free!


  •  NutriumMoisture helps skin repair itself from shaving damage, this antiperspirant deodorant delivers 48-hour odor and wetness protection for the ultimate care after every shave and leaves your underarms silky smooth.
  • Comes in yummy scents like my favorite Caring Coconut featuring a light coconut scent with jasmine floral notes.

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Target Swim Summer Must Haves for YOU and for ME!

I’m soaking up the sun(while wearing my sunscreen) in style with these summer swim Target pieces. I love that Target offers looks for all body types. It’s so important for women to feel comfortable during their summer beach or pool time activities. Bright colors will always uplift your spirit and cool accessories brighten up any neutral look. Make sure to visit a Target near you or click HERE to find the your perfect summer outfits & accessories.

My Target Swim Must Haves 

Some Amazing Summer Swim Options for YOU!!