Whenever beauty editors and beauty fanatics start tweeting and raving about a product, our ears perk up and we get to digging around for what makes this product so special. Smashbox is always on our radar and now they’ve got a bonafide reason to celebrate with their latest launch – BB Cream. This multi-tasking moisturizer not only smooths fine lines but it also primes and preps skin for makeup, rids skin of oil and keeps your makeup and skin looking good all night long. They should’ve named this product – My Little Miracle!
Strivectin made a huge mark in the beauty industry for their innovative approach to reducing stretch marks. Women everywhere snapped up bottles of the miracle cream in order to banish those tricky stretch marks that result from weight gain/loss and pregnancy. Fast forward several years and the stretch mark miracle company has branched out into the world of discoloration. As the beauty industry continues to grow and evolve, skin discoloration has quickly risen to the top of the ranks as one of the top skin care issues for women across all segments. Every major cosmetic and skin care brand has developed a collection or product that evens out skin tone creating a flawless complexion. Well, Strivectin has recently thrown their hat into the ring with their latest creation – “Get Even”. This new skin care line focuses on the causes of discoloration and seeks to gradually fade age spots, sun spots, acne scars and other imperfections while leaving skin looking and feeling youthful and healthy. We are all for products that create beautiful complexions!
Now that Halloween is over, we’re on a fast train heading towards the holidays and there’s no way this train is slowing down anytime soon. Not that we’re complaining but that mounting pressure to find the perfect gifts for friends and family is rising which means it’s time to start creating a gift guide. No worries. We are here to help you navigate the tricky task of locating the ideal gifts. One that we already have our eye on is Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Holiday Collection. What makes this skin care collection desirable for the holidays is the limited-edition packaging. Kiehl’s teamed up with world renowned artist Jeff Koons to create a special package for the best-selling body cream. Inspired by Koons’ “Balloon Flower” from his “Celebration” series. What’s even cooler about purchasing this item is that 100% of the proceeds will go to The Koons Family Institute, a branch of the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children.
After a particularly sun-filled Labor Day Weekend in Tampa, I realized that my sun-drenched skin was feeling a tad bit rough. I knew I needed to smooth things out with a little skin care TLC. Enter Yonka Masque 103 for Normal/Dry skin. This clarifying/purifying masque includes a clay base infused with orange and wild thyme essences and kaolin which help to nourish and revitalize damaged skin. After washing my face with a moisturizing cleanser, I patted my skin dry and generously applied the masque to my skin. The light scent and creamy texture instantly made my skin feel relaxed and calm. I left the masque on for 15 minutes while I continued to finish with my beauty routine. At exactly 15 minutes, I removed the masque with a damp washcloth. My skin felt soft, refreshed and clean. I love this masque especially after excessive sun exposure. I don’t recommend this masque for those with oily or acne-prone skin as there is clay in the formula which could irritate your skin and cause you to produce more oil.
With summer fading ever so fast, we have to be honest about the condition of our skin. If rough, patchy and in desperate need of some TLC are the things that come to mind when you look at your summer ravaged skin, you will certainly need to invest in some high-powered skin care products to bring your skin back to life. One of these high-powered items is Sponge Ladi Avokanto. It’s a serious serum that is packed with avocado oil and Vitamins D & E. A little bit goes a long way as serums are heavily concentrated forms of skin care which need to be used sparingly. This paraben-free, all-natural serum delivers a serious amount of nourishment and hydration to dry, sun-kissed skin. Not only can you slather your skin with this delicious serum, you can also use it on hair, nails, scalp and body, basically wherever you need to soften, smooth and make sumptuous.
After enduring a full summer season of humidity and skin parching heat, we’ve come to terms with the fact that our skin has undergone much suffering and is in dire need of rehabilitation. Dermalogica has the answer to your skincare needs – especially now that we’re transitioning from summer to fall. The Essential Cleansing Solution is the answer to our summer ravished skin prayers. I absolutely love the consistency of this thick, creamy cleanser. With rosemary, lemon and bitter orange extracts combined with safflower oil, this super hydrating cleanser washes away impurities while leaving skin nourished and supple. It’s a great cleanser for those with sun-damaged or dry skin. I highly recommend this product as your transitional cleanser as we say goodbye to summer and welcome fall.
Labor Day Weekend is just a few days away which means you’re probably preparing for your final summer party. As the summer season winds down, you don’t need to give up that gorgeous summer glow. Charlotte Ronson’s A Summer’s Kiss Face and Body Glow is an intuitive bronzer that gives you the perfect amount of light and glow depending on your individual skintone. Charlotte calls this product “Summer in a Bottle” which means you can always keep that coveted glow as the sun sets on summer and you begin to head into the cool, sophisticated days of fall.
Joey New York is a niche brand that gained momentum back in the early 2000′s but due to several distribution issues made a swift departure out of the market. Fortunately, the cosmetics and skin care brand is back and better than ever with a revamp and relaunch. The skin care collection is called Quick Results and the entire collection includes one of the hottest new ingredients on the market, Indian ginseng. The Miami-based cosmetics and skin care company has made some major distribution changes. They are now available at Duane Reade as well as several ecommerce beauty sites including Dermstore.com. We look forward to seeing this brand build up its reputation once again since you can never have too many amazing cosmetics and skin care companies!
In this fast-paced world where everything is literally at your fingertips, it’s not a surprise that Sephora announced their latest offering for beauty junkies in the New York Metro area – 24-hour Delivery. Can you imagine? How awesome would it be to submit your beauty order online and within 24-hours receive your items without having to leave your home or business. The service is called Same Day Beauty Delivery. The way it works is: you would call up Sephora at 1.877.SEPHORA, place an order and they will be delivered to any Manhattan location within 24-hours. Your packages will be delivered by a uniformed associate and will be driven to your location in a black and white Sephora emblazoned Mini Cooper. The service is available Monday-Friday from 8am – 11am and will be delivered between 12pm-9pm. You must order a mininum of $50 worth of product and there is a $15 shipping fee. I think this idea is awesome and would love to see it surface in other cities! Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami!