Birchbox, the beauty subscription service, and Birchbox Man pops up at the Grove Los Angeles for the third and final stop on the beauty and grooming retailers US tour. On Friday August 28th they willbe opening up two shipping containers, one for Birchbox and one for Birchbox Man, with a full-service beauty and grooming shop where you can Build Your Own Birchbox, and receive free beauty and grooming services (Enamel Diction will be on site!) on the roof deck garden, and more.
The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, California 90036
Friday, August 28, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, August 29, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday, August 30, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Stop by The Park at The Grove this weekend for a Birchbox event:
Build your own Birchbox
Receive free beauty and grooming services
Experience the best of the Birchbox shop
Free Sprinkles ice cream with any purchase all weekend long
Meet actress and model Jaime King for pictures and autographs, Friday 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Meet Mr. Kate for a book signing and free BeautyMarks with purchase, Saturday 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Meet LA Lakers Point Guard D'Angelo Russell, Saturday 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Free women's nail services from Enamel Diction
Free men's hair trims from Baxter of California
Live DJ, Saturday afternoon
All weekend long, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m., get free Sprinkles ice cream with any purchase!
Rimmel London ScandalEyes Eyeshadow Sticks are waterproof and budge-proof eyeshadow sticks that are gorgeous, long-wearing, and come in a beautiful array of richly saturated hues. Bluffing is a beautiful and infinitely wearable light shimmering taupe that can be worn as a simple wash of color, or incorporated into a more ornate look. It also works beautifully as an eyeshadow base.
According to Rimmel London, the jumbo applicator, "creates a dramatic look in just one stroke." It can be used as both an eye shadow or an eyeliner, and the creamy application effortlessly glides across the skin depositing color evenly. The ultra creamy formula blends effortlessly and boasts a gorgeous long wearing and fade-proof luminous finish. I get all day wear without smudging, creasing or fading, but I do not have oily eyelids. I wear it without a primer, but if you have particularly oily eyelids you will definitely increase your wear time with a primer. I did not test their 24HR wear claims because I never sleep with makeup on, but I definitely found that the formula was waterproof and smudge-proof. This formula can be used an eyeshadow or eyeliner.
My love of Colbert MD skincare products has been well-documented in these virtual pages, and truth be told, I have never tried a single product from the line that I did not absolutely love. I have lots and lots of skincare products to choose from, and yet I use a few from Colbert MD on a daily basis.
My latest Colbert MD obsession is the Nutrify & Protect Day, and what a sublime daytime moisturizer it is. It is an ultra silky smooth lotion that is lightweight, fast absorbing, and leaves behind no greasy film. It is remarkably nourishing and hydrating, and is well-suited for all skin types. This is an antioxidant-rich anti-aging powerbroker that fights free-radical damage, softened fine lines, and deeply hydrates even the most dehydrated skin.
I have, without exaggeration, used this daytime moisturizer every single day since having opened it because the results are so impressive and visible. My skin looks and feels indescribably soft, supple, hydrated and luminous. My fine lines are softened and the texture of my skin is even with a beautiful radiance. I love that the texture is light without sacrificing any of the moisture associated with heavier creams, and that its very lightness leaves skin feeling comfortable without feeling burdened by a lingering heavy cream. It offers more than enough moisture for my normal to combination skin, and should for normal to dry skin types as well.
For a truly luxurious treat, that maximizes the benefits of Nutrify & Protect Day, I love to use it in conjunction with Colbert MD Stimulate the Serum (reviewed here) and Colbert MD Illumino Face Oil (reviewed here). This combination offers a level of moisture, nourishment and luminosity that I find difficult to achieve from most products, and the results last all day long.
According to Colbert MD,
A nourishing daily moisturizer that protects skin against environmental damage. Utilizing QuSome™ technology, Nutrify & Protect Day performs at the cellular level of regeneration, delivering nutrients in their active state to the dermis as vibrant new skin is revealed.
Directions: Apply to a clean face once a day, or after using Stimulate The Serum. Use with sunscreen.
Attributes of Key Ingredients:
Tremella Mushroom: A hydrating, natural source of hyaluronic acid, Tremella extract plays a strong role in collagen synthesis.
Environment Protective Complex: A trio of defenses against environmental stressors: Coenzyme Q10 protects skin from UV damage, Genistein blocks free radicals and Lipoic Acid Omega 6 Oil replenishes essential fatty acids.
Tibetan Goji Berry: A rich source of vitamins, nutrients and anti-oxidants to prevent the premature signs of aging, this extract also aids in reversing sun damage.
Overall Assessment: This is an extraordinarily high quality luxury daytime moisturizer that is as pleasant to use as it is effective. If you are seeking a new daytime moisturizer that really does what it claims to do, and delivers real results, then Colbert MD Nutrify & Protect Day is definitely worth your consideration. This is one of the very few moisturizers that I will definitely run out and purchase before I finish this bottle. I should also note that the sanitary pump dispenser is a brilliant means of protecting your investment from contamination, and it likewise makes it easy to travel with in an overnight bag.
Finally, the process used to achieve that always coveted Hollywood glow, seen on Jennifer Lopez and the Kardashians, has a technical term: STROBING. This buzzed-about makeup trend, which uses highlighting to focus attention on your best features, can be intimidating to beginners – too much glitter, too greasy, etc.
However, Colbert MD and LORAC Cosmetics both offer fool-proof products to make strobing easy for makeup gurus at every skill set:
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Colbert MD Illumino Oil ($140.00. Reviewed here): The light-weight, anti-aging face oil is made with Retinol and Vitamin C to give skin a soft glow. Illumino Oil can be used solo, or as an ideal base product – apply to the entire face, or just along the cheek and orbital bones for a subtle, simple sheen. www.colbertmd.com
LORAC Cosmetics Contour Palette & Custom Brush ($45.00): The new (launched last month!) palette was originally created for contouring, but with its beige, yellow and shimmer pots, the on-trend artistry tool kit has quickly become an ultimate strobing go-to! www.loraccosmetics.com
Palmer's has long been synonymous with delectable cocoa butter based moisturizers, and therefore the mere notion of a cocoa-butter spray lotion and swivel stick moisturizer appealed to me immensely. Not only was it love at first whiff, but the fact that my skin was left indescribably soft, supple and moisturized was an undeniable perk.
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Rapid Moisture Spray Lotion is a super creamy ultra moisturizing and non-greasy lotion that is fast absorbing, deliciously emollient and delectably scented. It leaves skin soft, supple, moisturized, and with a lovely ethereal glow. If you have an aversion to the scent of cocoa butter, then this definitely is not for you, but if you are like me and you delight in this scent– then you will be deliriously happy.
It provides deep moisture in an instant. This non-greasy formula sprays on easily and our RapidSorb® Technology allows for quick absorption, leaving skin soft and smooth with 24 hour moisturization.
Paraben & Phthalate Free
Palmer's is against animal testing.
For best results hold can 3-4 inches from skin And spray in a continuous motion. Gently rub into skin. If dispenser clogs, rinse in warm water.
Cocoa Butter: a rich natural moisturizer that leaves skin soft and silky, transforming even the roughest, driest areas into buttery soft skin.
Vitamin E: a powerful antioxidant that helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and imperfections on the skin, giving a more even and toned appearance.
Shea Butter: deeply moisturizes and nourishes to leave dry soft and radiant.
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Swivel Stick is a super convenient multipurpose moisturizing stick that effectively treats dry skin from head to toe. It is currently my favorite lip balm because it heals cracked dry lips at record speed, and it leaves them soft, supple and moisturized.
The Palmer's Cocoa Butter Swivel Stick is ideal for treating marks, blemishes and rough, dry skin. It is also useful for moisturizing and smoothing chapped and cracked lips. This cocoa butter stick conveniently fits in your purse and is handy for travel and the office.
Moisturizes and smooths dry, chapped and cracked lips
For marks, blemishes and rough, dry skin
Handy for purse, travel or office
Palmer's swivel stick contains vitamin E
Cocoa Butter: a rich, natural moisturizer that leaves skin soft and silky, transforming even the roughest, driest areas into buttery soft skin.
Vitamin E: a powerful antioxidant that helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and imperfections on the skin, giving a more even and toned appearance
I remember loving Infusium23 years ago when my mom used to buy it, and it always stood out in my mind because it was so gentle on my curly hair. While those fond memories are evoked, I can't help comment that their most recent offerings are even better. If you have dry hair or a dry scalp, then their Moisture Replenisher with Avocado & Olive Oil Collection is a spectacular choice, and it you have curly hair– then you just achieved drugstore haircare nirvana! This is a wonderfully nourishing and moisturizing line that leaves my hair silky soft, shiny, manageable and moisturized. Furthermore, my hair is rendered frizz-free and it effortlessly forms nice ringlets. Unlike many of the drugstore haircare lines that have a pronounced scent– the Infusium23 Moisture Replenisher with Avocado & Olive Oil Haircare Collection has a light and subtle scent that doesn't linger.
According to Infusium23,
Nourish and replenish moisture-deprived hair with the hydrating powers of Infusium 23 Moisture Replenisher with an exclusive blend of avocado and olive oil. Scientifically formulated to capture and seal in moisture and enhance shine, Moisture Replenisher delivers multidimensional radiance and silky softness.
MOISTURE REPLENISHER SHAMPOO: This is a very gentle, and yet thorough, cleanser that cleans without stripping hair. My hair is left soft and manageable before I even condition it.
Start with Infusium 23 Moisture Replenisher Shampoo, rich with intensive hair-healthy hydrators and moisture-preserving ingredients to nourish deeply and cleanse gently. Our i-23 Complex®, enriched with provitamins, proteins and amino acids, pampers and promotes soft, healthy-looking, manageable hair.
MOISTURE REPLENISHER CONDITIONER: This nourishing and moisturizing conditioner leaves my hair soft, manageable, frizz-free and very moisturized. I am actually able to get a comb through my hair without having to use an added leave-in conditioner– which is quite a feat for me!
Follow cleansing with Infusium 23® Moisture Replenisher Conditioner, rich with intensive hydrators and shine boosters to pamper your hair completely. Our i-23 Complex®, enriched with provitamins, proteins, and amino acids, restores hair with essential moisture. Rinses clean to prevent buildup, while leaving hair soft, shiny, and super manageable.
MOISTURE REPLENISHER LEAVE-IN TREATMENT: This is a wonderfully hydrating, detangling and moisturizing spray that leaves hair super shiny, frizz-free and moisturized. While I can get a comb through my hair with the conditioner alone, I prefer to use this because it really helps to tame my unruly tresses.
Reduces breakage and adds shine. Post-shower formula that promotes shine and detangles hair. Finish with Infusium 23 Moisture Replenisher Leave-in Treatment for maximum moisture benefits, blended with intensive high-performance hydrators to restore and transform. Our i-23 Complex®, enriched with provitamins, proteins, and amino acids, dramatically recovers hair’s lost moisture, shine, and manageability. Instantly detangles wet or dry hair. Light enough for everyday use. Spray on and comb through hair, wet or dry. Comb through to ends to completely protect hair. Do not rinse. Style as usual. Can be used throughout the day. For best results, use in combination with Infusium 23 Moisture Replenisher Shampoo and Conditioner.
MOISTURE REPLENISHER LEAVE-IN SMOOTHING CRÈME: I love the efficacy of this styling cream. It boasts a moisture-rich formula that softens and tames hair while eliminating frizz. I use it both on wet and dry hair whenever I need a little extra moisture or control.
Intense smoothing for long-lasting frizz control and silky softness. Additional treatment to protect from frizz, smooths split ends and adds manageability. Finish with Infusium 23 Moisture Replenisher Leave-in Smoothing Crème for protection from frizz and for replenishing silky softness. Blended with potent hydrators and enriched with provitamins and amino acids to smooth split hairs and add manageability. Apply to damp or dry hair. Dispense a small amount into palm. Gently work crème downward throughout hair with fingers, concentrating on ends. Do not rinse. Style as usual. Reapply as needed throughout the day.
$6.99 for 4 fl oz. from Walgreens (Affiliate Links).
Overall Assessment: I'm so happy with the Infusium23 Moisture Replenisher with Avocado & Olive Oil Haircare Collection that I will definitely purchase these as soon as I finish them up. The efficacy of this collection is, yet again, proof positive that you don't have to spend a fortune to get really great quality haircare products.
Seeking a covet-worthy serum that boosts collagen production and leaves skin radiant and youthful? Then Lola's Secret Beauty Blog recommends trying Colbert MD Stimulate The Serum because it is a truly inspiring serum.
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