Monday, May 23, 2016

TATCHA INDIGO Hand Cream and Body Butter Travel Duo Gift with Purchase with Orders of $75.00 or More!

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

BBC Beauty Week in Review

  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Lipstick Queen Vesuvius Liquid Lipstick in Vesuvian Candy boasts the perfect formula and utter pink perfection. If you love liquid lipsticks, and a perfect pink pout, then this beauty needs to be on your list!
  • Beauty by Miss L: Missha is well known Korean cosmetics brand and this week Leelo from Beauty by Miss L shared her opinion of Missha M Signature Real Complete BB Cream.
  • I Know all the Words: It's a cute brush bulletin with the adorable Sephora Collection BYOB Breakups to Makeup Brush Set.
  • Atlanta Beauty Expert: You are going to love the peachy-pink shades in this makeup collection! They add just the right amount of color to reflect the healthy glow of summer skin.
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison has been overwhelmed by subscription boxes lately! But here are her two most recent ipsy bags: April and May. Even the makeup bags are adorable!
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: In need of a beautiful polish for summer? Check out this 10-piece collection by Polish 'M!
  • Notes from My Dressing Table: Treat yourself to a little radiant luxury. Erika shares her notes on the stunning Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Palette.
  • ProcrastiNails: If you're looking for some bright and bold nail shades for summer look no further than the Ceramic Glaze Limited Edition Botanical Oasis Collection!
  • Collective Beauty: An affordable drugstore face of the day!
  • Saturday, May 21, 2016

    The Beauty Spotlight Team Beauty Picks that You Need!

    Ever on the lookout for exemplary luxury face oils, Helen from Lola's Secret Beauty Blog is utterly transfixed by May Lindstrom's The Youth Dew Hydrating Serum. This aromatic gem of a golden elixir is an ultra-luxe, lightweight and fast absorbing oil that delights the senses and deeply nourishes the skin. If you love luminous, hydrated skin that is soft and supple– then you need to try this masterpiece.

    Have you ever dreamed of a purple palette? Phyrra created her own DIY Urban Decay Purple Palette. Fall in love with these colors!

    KORRES new skincare line Castanea Arcadia Collection just launched on HSN. Prime Beauty got a chance to try it first and it's perfect for over 40 ladies with dry skin!

    A little bit of luxury is good for us and Marcia from Beauty Info Zone has found a serum from MDSUN that is amazing. There's even a giveaway for one so you could have a piece of amazing in your life.

    It’s cherry blossom season, and Allison from Never Say Die Beauty has fallen in love with cherry blossom scent. Check out which cherry blossom scented cosmetics have stolen her heart.

    Too Faced is expanding on the Born This Way line with a new Too Faced Born This Way Concealer in June 2016. Christa from Perilously Pale shares with us why this is her new favorite concealer.

    Justina's Gems shares some of her favorite no effort makeup products for easy summer looks.

    Get perfect nails for ANY wedding season with the 2016 SoftShades Nail Polish Collection from OPI!

    15 Minute Beauty knows you are excited about summer but is your hair? Find 10 products that will make sure everything is perfect.

    Pammy Blogs Beauty updates her makeup for Summer with some gorgeous lippies from Laura Mercier.

    Friday, May 20, 2016

    Milo Needs Your Thoughts and Good Vibes

    Please send your love and healing energy to Milo. The day before yesterday he displayed a radical shift in behavior. He simultaneously began hiding, and stopped eating. We immediately took him to the vet for diagnostic tests, and they loaded him up with fluids. His lighter eating habits, after his IBD diagnosis, has placed him in the beginning stages of Fatty Liver Disease. If he does not eat is prognosis is very, very grim. Our trusted vet, of many years, suggested that our only move right now is a temporary feeding tube to reverse this condition.  My poor baby, who is a very sensitive Siamese, spent the night at the vet's last night to be pumped full of fluids and food, and today is his surgery.  He needs your love, and to be in your thoughts. Not only would it be a devastating blow if we lost our little prince, but I do not know what Lola (shown below with her brother) would do without her him since they have been intensely bonded since the womb. I am picking him up at some time today, and will keep you posted. xoxo, Helen

    Thursday, May 19, 2016

    Colbert MD 20% Off Site-Wide Summer Sale May 26-30

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    To get radiant skin just in time for summer, I wanted to pass along an exciting Memorial Day Weekend promotion being offered by Dr. David Colbert, Founder of the New York Dermatology Group and Colbert MD skincare line. From 5/26 – 5/30, enjoy a 20% off discount site-wide on using promo code SUMMER16!

    We hope you’ll help us spread the word and share this great promotion with your readers! Please don’t hesitate to ask me any questions and I look forward to your feedback.

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    Wednesday, May 18, 2016

    Nordstrom Spring Beauty Trend Week for May 22-28 | Details

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    May 22nd —May 28th – stop by your local Nordstrom during their Beauty Trend Week! Grab your best girls and indulge in a week of all things beauty. You'll get the scoop on the newest trends and products, insider tips and tricks, skincare and fragrance consultations, free samples and exclusive gifts with purchase (while supply lasts). Get your spots now for our exciting events, master classes and facial services.

    Nordstrom Santa Monica
    When: Sunday, May 22nd – Saturday, May 28th 10am-9pm
    Address: 220 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401
    Phone: (310) 752-2701

    Nordstrom Burlington
    When: Sunday, May 22nd – Saturday, May 28th 10am-9pm
    Address: 75 Middlesex Tpke, Burlington, MA 01803
    Phone: (781) 345-7800

    Nordstrom Northshore
    When: Sunday, May 22nd – Saturday, May 28th 10am-9pm
    Address: 10 Andover St, Peabody, MA 01960
    Phone: (978) 278-7400

    Nordstrom Providence Place
    When: Sunday, May 22nd – Saturday, May 28th 10am-9pm
    Address: 6 Providence Pl, Providence, RI 02903
    Phone: (401) 621-3111

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    Nordstrom Sales and Deals for Dads, Grads and You!

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    Now is the time for shopping the best graduation gifts and gifts for Dad too. Make sure to opt in to our special offers for Father's Day Gifts, Kid's Summer Shoes, New Women's Contemporary Brands, Ray-Ban Sunglasses and more.

    Noteworthy promotions:
    • Clinique Gift with Purchase 
    • Father's Day Gifts 
    • Kids' Summer Shoes 
    • New Women's Contemporary Brands
    • Buzzworthy label SEA's inspired French-girl style for polished yet laidback looks with Bohemian influences!
    • Ray-Ban Sunglasses
    • Topman: Up to 50% OFF Topman coats, sweaters, jeans and more.
    Shop Clinique at Nordstrom and Choose from four FREE Gifts with your $27 Purchase, each a $70 Value! FREE Shipping. FREE Returns.

    FREE Gift with $27 Clinique Purchase at NORDSTROM - a $70 Value!

    Make Dad's Day with gifts from Burberry Accessories to Fitbit tech and more at Nordstrom. FREE Shipping.

    Shop the Best of Father's Day Gifts from Burberry & more at NORDSTROM.

    Shop Summer Shoes for Kids from Steve Madden, Converse and more at Nordstrom. FREE Shipping.

    Shop new Summer Sandals & Kicks for Kids at NORDSTOM.

    Shop Need-to-Know Label: SEA. Made in New York and now at Nordstrom. FREE Shipping. FREE Returns.

    Shop the Brands to Know at NORDSTROM.

    Find Selfie-worthy Ray-Ban sunnies to suit your every mood at Nordstrom.

    FREE Shipping. FREE Returns. Shop Ray-Ban shades with new and exclusive lenses at NORDSTROM.

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    Monday, May 16, 2016

    WHEN Travelmate and Glamour Base Sheets Masks | Review

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    Sheet masks have gained considerable traction in the beauty world in the last few years, and I am among the many to sing their praises. I love their ease of use, their novelty, and their efficacy. While I have tried a great many at wildly varying price points, I definitely love finding affordable variants that deliver real results. The latest sheet masks to gain my approval are WHEN Travelmate and Glamour Base.

    WHEN uses the best-proven, all-natural bio-cellulose sheet material and high quality serum formulated with gentle and effective ingredients, and we have chosen you to try our premium masks on. 

    WHEN Makes 5 different sheet masks:

    Travelmate: Great for globe-trotting girls to refresh skin with chamomile flower water
    10:00 PM: Helps in restoring tired, worn out skin using watermelon extract
    Snow Magic: Brightens skin when it's lacking glow using aloe vera
    Glamour Base: Preps skin perfectly for makeup and any night out
    The Last Choice: The ultimate moisturizer for thirsty skin, and perfect for spring transition

    WHEN Masks:
    Contain NO parabens, NO sulfates, NO triclosan.
    Total phenoxyethanol content: less than 0.05%
    Compliant with Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council

    How to use WHEN Sheet Masks:
    WHEN Travelmate is a mask that was conceived to refresh your skin while traveling. It refreshes and deeply hydrates skin in order to protect it against hours of exposure to the elements. It is not a sunscreen, and should not be used instead of a sunscreen, but it does give the skin a tremendous dose of hydration that plumps and nourishes. I was not traveling when I tested this mask, but I noticed the toy skin was ultra-hydrated, luminous and dewy all day long.

    This mask is described as a "soft, jelly-like" sheet mask that is generously filled with serum, however there is a lot of serum that falls to the bottom of the pouch that should be used on the neck, décolleté and hands for maximum effect. 

    According to WHEN,

    When you are on the road, take along When Travelmate to help refresh your skin from hours in the sun, wind and dry air. When Travelmate will go the distance with you. Don’t leave home without it!

    The soft, jelly like mask sheet is made from coconut juice and is infused with light, conforting serum. When Travelmate contains chamomile and Swiss Alpine herb extracts to gently hydrate and soothe skin. All When masks contain hyaluronic acid and ginseng extracts to help keep skin healthy.

    Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Butylene glycol, Glycerin, Dicaprylyl carbonate, Chamomilla recutita flower water, Polyacrylate 13, Saccharide isomerate, Citrus grandis seed extract, Bambusa textilis stem extract, Pinus palustris leaf extract, Caprylyl glycol, Polyisobutene, Ethylhexylglycerin, Alcohol, 1,2 Hexanediol, Polysorbate 20, Sorbitan isostearate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium hyaluronate, Arnica montana flower extract, Artemisia absinthium extract, Achillea millefolium extract, Gentiana lutea root extract, Citric acid, Sodium citrate, Disodium EDTA, Colloidal platinum, Panax ginseng extract, Parfum (Fragrance), Limonene, Linalool. 

    Recommended usage: 2-3 times a week but can be used as often as desired as a regular part of your skin care regime. 
    Tips from WHEN:

    BE CLEAN. Apply the mask using CLEAN hands on CLEAN face. 
    BE GENEROUS. The pool of serum left in the pouch should be used to give your neck, hands, arms, legs, feet and what-not a taste of love as well. 
    ENHANCE. Applying a drop or two of your favorite face oil after using When masks will enhance the effect of the treatment.
    KEEP THE TIME. Leaving on the mask for longer than the recommended time may increase the temperature of the skin and can lead to rise in 
      bacteria count on the skin, causing acne and other malicious problems. And please DON’T FALL ASLEEP wearing When masks. 
    AS OFTEN AS YOU PLEASE. We recommend using When masks a couple of times a week, but would not stop you from using them everyday. 
    BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR. When mask is love for your skin - not a Halloween prop to frighten your friends and neighbors.
    SHARE. You are welcome to share your tips and how-to’s on our social network!
    When Glamour Base is a really wonderful mask that was created in order to essentially function like a mega face primer and mask in one. It plumps and smooths skin to perfection– creating the perfect base for makeup. Skin is left soft, supple, hydrated and luminous– not to mention that your makeup stays put all day and looks sensational.

    According to WHEN,

    Is the big day coming up? Achieve flawless looking skin with When Glamour Base!

    The soft, jelly like mask sheet is made from coconut juice and is infused with light, comforting serum. When Glamour Base contains adenosine, collagen and peptides to help improve skin elasticity. All When masks contain hyaluronic acid and ginseng extracts to help keep skin healthy.

    Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Butylene glycol, Glycerin, Polyacrylate 13, Citrus grandis seed extract, Bambusa textilis stem extract, Pinus palustris leaf extract, Caprylyl glycol, Polyisobutene, Ethylhexylglycerin, Alcohol, Adenosine, 1,2 Hexanediol, Polysorbate 20, Sorbitan isostearate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed collagen, Disodium EDTA, Palmitoyl tripeptide 5, Colloidal platinum, Panax ginseng extract, Parfum (Fragrance), Limonene, Linalool. 
    Overall Assessment: If you love sheet masks, then you should try a few from WHEN. After having tried Travelmate and Glamour Base, I would definitely like to try the remaining three. 

    $7.00 eacb and $35.00 for a set of 5. Serum net weight: 23 g (0.8 fl oz) per mask. Available from Sephora, Ulta, AnthropologieBirchbox and Selfridges (Affiliate Links).
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    Valentia Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask | Review

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    If you love a good clay mask, as do I, then I have a really fantastic, and affordable, one to share with you. Unlike many clay masks that can have a tendency to be drying, Valentia Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask is not. In fact, this mask, with its very lightweight texture, leaves skin hydrated rather than dry, but it is still ultra-efficient in its ability to draw out dirt, oil and impurities.

    Simply apply a generous amount to freshly cleansed skin, avoiding the eye area altogether, and let it dry for approximately 20 minutes. As it is drying down it does not pull or irritate the skin, and doesn't cause sensitive skin to itch. I prefer to rinse it off in the shower, as I do with most masks, and my preferred method of removal is to dampen my skin and massage my skin in a circular motion to exfoliate the dead skin cells. Once I rinse my skin I immediately notice that impurities have been drawn out, and dead skin cells have been whisked away. My skin is left clear, radiant, smooth, soft and lightly hydrated. When compared to most clay masks that I have tried over the years, I would definitely say that this is one of the most gentle without sacrificing efficacy.

    I suspect that most skin types would benefit from this clay mask,  however, if you have extremely dry skin and do not have a tendency to experience skin congestion, then you might prefer a moisture mask instead of one intended to detoxify skin and cleanse congested pores. For my normal to combination skin, that can be sensitive at times, this is the perfect type of clay mask to get the job done without irritating my skin. It also works exceedingly well as a spot treatment in problem areas, or when breakouts occur.

    According to Valentia,

    Not your ordinary mask, this clay mask removes excess dirt and oil from the skin caused by makeup, environmental toxins, and everyday contaminants. Kaolin Clay helps pull dirt and oil to the surface, offering a deep cleanse that leaves skin clean and clear. Added Hibiscus and Cranberry Fibers make this mask unique, providing an extra layer of skin exfoliation, leaving skin feeling and looking smoother, and softer. This Detoxifying Clay Mask reverses and clears away skin damage, giving you stronger, firmer and healthier skin.


    Short Term Benefits:
    • Draws out dirt, oil & other skin impurities
    • Improves skin tone & texture
    • Leaves skin feeling instantly smoother & refreshed
    Long Term Benefits:
    • Enlarged pores will be reduced
    • Firmer & more strengthened skin
    • Clearer skin with less breakouts
    Directions: "Generously apply on face carefully avoiding the eye area. Leave on your skin for 15-20 minutes or until mask dries. Wipe it off with a damp cloth soaked in warm water. As the mask has natural fibers use circular motions to remove the mask helping to slough off dead skin and exfoliate."
    Selected Ingredients and their Attributes:

    Kaolin Clay: Clay minerals draw impurities, improve skin tone, and tighten pores for smoother firmer skin.

    Plant Stem Cells:Naturally decreases the level of pro-aging toxins and works to soother the skin, reduce redness, and improve evenness.

    Spirulina: A botanical stimulant full of vitamins that hydrates the skins surface and contributes to tissue regeneration of the skin.

    CoQ10: Lessens the appearance of wrinkles by reducing free radical damage and stimulating health collagen production.

    Hibiscus & Cranberry Fibers: Both lend their anti-aging properties to firm and reinforce the skin, helping to reduce the creation of new wrinkles.

    Ingredients: Deionized Aqua (Water), Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera), Kaolin clay, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Globularia Cordifolia Callus Culture Extract (plant stem cells), Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetapeptide-7, Undaria Pinnatifida Cell Culture Extract, Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Hibiscus Fibers, Cranberry Fibers, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Cellulose Gum, Purified Smectite Clay, Cranberry Fragrance, Haematococcus Pluvialis extract (Astaxanthin), Organic Rosa Canina (Rosehip Seed Oil), Wildcrafted Panax Ginseng, Wildcrafted Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea), Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi (Bearberry), Organic Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry extract), Organic Viola Tricolor (Violet), Wildcrafted Prunus Virginiana (Wild Cherry), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate), Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry), Citrus Limon (Lemon Essential Oil), Organic Rheum Palmatum (Rhubarb), Phenoxyethanol, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin, Spirulina Maxima (Spirulina), Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp), Vitis Vinifera (Grape Seed Oil), Organic Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola), Wildcrafted Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail), Wildcrafted Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion), Wildcrafted Geranium Maculatum (Wild Geranium), Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Sucrose Stearate, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Lecithin, Tocopherol.
    Overall Assessment: If you love high quality clay masks, then you need to add Valentia Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask to the top of your list.

    $25.00 for 4 oz. from Valentia and the Official Valentia Amazon Store (Affiliate Links).
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    Sunday, May 15, 2016

    May Lindstrom The Youth Dew Hydrating Serum | The Perfect Answer to Luminous Skin

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    I routinely receive lots of requests to review healthy skincare products sans all of the multisyllabic chemical compounds, and recently one of the most requested lines has, without question, been May Lindstrom. I must confess, it was the line at the top of my list to try since its launch, and I will say that I have become thoroughly obsessed with the entire collection.
    May Lindstrom, the eponymously named line of its creator, is a healthy skincare collection that uses sustainably sourced certified organic, wild harvested, biodynamic and vegan ingredients of the highest quality. May, a former model known as the "skin chef," lovingly makes each batch by hand, and is among the short list visionaries to create ultra luxurious natural skincare products. More of a magician, or alchemist, May has an innate understanding of the raw materials and is able to commingle disparate elements to create harmonious blends that ignite the senses and nourish the skin.

    May Lindstrom is a line that inspires a profound engagement with the ritual associated with the finest quality skincare products that boast otherworldly textures, heavenly aromas, and astonishing results. Stress melts away as one yields oneself to the undeniable experiential aspect of this magical line, and one cannot help but savor every moment of this glorious process.
    May Lindstrom The Youth Dew Hydrating Serum is more of a magical golden elixir than a mere beauty oil. This gem of an ultra-luxe face oil is lightweight, fast absorbing and has a delectable aroma that is punctuated by the Rosa Damascena (Bulgarian Rose) Essential Oil. This antioxidant-rich potion provides the skin with immediate hydration, nourishment and a pronounced luminosity. After a few days of use, I noted that my face, neck and décolleté were unusually soft, supple, hydrated and luminous. This oil is so nourishing and hydrating that I am actually able to forgo an added moisturizer altogether. May Lindstrom suggests that The Youth Dew is very well suited for dry skin, but it is not too rich for normal/combination skin like mine. I simply warm a couple of drops between my hands and massage it into my warm, damp skin. The results are unmistakable and undeniable. 

    According to May Lindstrom,

    This joyously over-the-top hydrating potion transforms skin with a power-packed bouquet of 20 ambitiously regenerating and indulgent plant and botanical oils infused with time-stopping CoEnzyme Q10. The Result: A Petal Soft Complexion that Glows with Ageless Grace. 

    Directions: Apply a few potent drops to moist skin morning and night for the only hydration your skin requires. 
    Ingredients:*Persea Americana (Avocado) Oil, *Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam Seed) Oil, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, *Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Prunus Spp (Plum Kernel) Oil, *Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Oil, *Rosa Rubiginosa (Rosehip Seed) Oil, *Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Oil, *Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu) Oil, *Borago Officinalis (Borage Seed) Oil, Aleurites Moluccans (Kukui Nut) Oil, *Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, *Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium Rose) Essential Oil, *Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Essential Oil, *Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange) Essential Oil, *Citrus Limon (Lemon) Essential Oil, *Rosa Damascena (Rose Absolute) Essential Oil, *Rosa Damascena (Bulgarian Rose) Essential Oil, *Citrus Aurantium (Neroli) Essential Oil, ***Daucus Carota (Carrot Seed) Essential Oil, Ubiquinone (CoEnzyme Q10). *Certified Organic ***Wild Harvested.  7.91% Linoleic / 27.08% Oleic Acid- Very well suited for dry skin.

     Paraben, Phthalate, Silicone and Cruelty Free. Handmade in the USA.
    Overall Assessment: T R U L Y  A M A Z I N G!  This carefully edited luxury wellness skincare line is absolutely obsession-worthy, and her other products are equally impressive. I can't wait to share the rest of her line with you. May Lindstrom The Youth Dew Hydrating Serum earns an unmitigated A+!

    $120.00 for .68 oz. from May Lindstrom, Barneys New York, Cult Beauty UK (£96.00), Spirit Beauty Lounge, Beautylish, FollainAhalife, Shen Beauty and Beautyhabit (Affiliate Links).

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