Shopbop Sale: Take Extra 25% Off


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StriVectin Tightening Face Serum Giveaway


Roll back the years with the NEW StriVectin “Roll Back the Years” Firming Collection - a trio of formulas that help to improve skin’s appearance. This three-piece set, which includes the StriVectin-TL Face Serum, the StriVectin-TL Body Cream and the new QVC exclusive StriVectin-TL Neck Serum Roller, helps skin appear firmer and softer on the face, body and neck. . The StriVectin CONTINUE READING

Bath & Body Works Cooling Gel Lotion Needs A New Name


A few weeks ago, I paid a visit to my local Bath & Body Works store. I was on the hunt for a tropical-smelling body wash that wouldn't break the bank, and B&BW seemed like a good place to search. When I entered the store, I was greeted my a really nice saleswoman who asked me what I was CONTINUE READING

Laura Mercier Master Class: Makeup Bag Must-Haves in Your 30s


Every month, my girlfriends from college and I get together for dinner in the Philadelphia area. We started this tradition about two years ago, and - of course - we have a great time catching up and reminiscing!  Most of them are product-obsessed (like me), and most have been through some sort of make-up introductory when we became "of age" to wear it.  Now CONTINUE READING

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2014: 20 Can't Miss Beauty Exclusives!


The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in full swing. July 18th through August 3rd, shoppers nationwide will participate in what has been an annual ritual since the 1960’s. Vacation days are planned around it, lines form in anticipation of it – and it’s not only for the pre-season savings on fall fashion and accessories. During the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, the Cosmetics department provides their devoted beauty customers the opportunity to scoop up unique limited-edition items from CONTINUE READING

Dermadoctor Physical Chemistry


One of my all-time favorite products is Dermadoctor KP Duty, a dual action body exfoliator that combines the benefits of a chemical peel and microdermabrasion. It was developed to treat chicken skin - those little red bumps that many people get on their upper arms. But, for years, I've been using it to exfoliate my legs pre-shave.  There's really no body exfoliator CONTINUE READING

Oscars Beauty 2011: Scarlett Johansson

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Duffy for Frederic Fekkai styled 2011 Academy Awards presenter, Scarlett Johansson.

INSPIRATION: Duffy sought to bring out “the real Scarlett Johansson” by creating a young, sexy, modern shag with dry texture.

HOW TO:
1. Begin by applying Fekkai Advanced Full Blown Volume™ Styling Whip to towel-dried hair, working the product in from roots to ends.
2. Dry hair using Fekkai Classic Brush to create loose, tousled waves for the textured effect.
3. Apply Fekkai Full Blown Volume™ Lifting Hairspray to roots to prep the foundation
4. At the nape of the neck, spritz hair with Fekkai Coiff™ Océanique Tousled Wave Spray.
5. Using a 1 ½ inch curling iron wrap 2-3 inch sections of hair around the barrel of the iron, leaving ends out. Continue to repeat this act.
6. Take a hairdryer with nozzle attachment and blast the root of the hair for hold and volume.
7. Run fingers through the hair to break-up the waves.
8. Clamp the ends with a flat iron to flatten the curl, creating an imperfect, sleeker wave.
9. Finish the style with Fekkai Coiff™ Sheer Hold Hairspray to give a modern, edgy look.

Johansson’s Make Up Artist accentuated the star’s breathtaking beauty exclusively with products from the Dolce & Gabbana range.

He focused on eyes, shading and outlining them using The Smooth Eye Colour Quad in Stromboli 130, applying the darkest color close to the lash line on the lid and beneath the eye line. He then used the copper and bronze hues at the crease of her eye and highlighted the inner corner with a smudge of the golden tone from the palette. He finished the eyes with a sweep of The Crayon Intense Eyeliner in Gold 3 and several coats of The Volumized Lashes Mascara in Black 1 for volume and definition. For a effortless, natural glamour, he used The Ultra Shine Lipgloss in Candy 80 on Scarlett’s lips. A light dusting of The Illuminator in Eva 3 completed the look.

Speaking about the star’s glamorous look for the evening, her personal Make Up Artist said: “Scarlett was simply stunning in tones of gold and copper, offset with a sheer pink to accentuate her lips. She looked the epitome of the modern movie star.”

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Oscars Beauty 2011: Reese Witherspoon

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Frederic Fekkai‘s Renato Campora styled 2011 Academy Awards presenter, Reese Witherspoon.

INSPIRATION: To compliment her gown, Renato channeled a mod-60′s high ponytail over combined with the top glamour.

HOW TO:
1. Create the foundation for the style by applying Fekkai Coiff™ Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel and the Fekkai Silky Straight Ironless™ Smooth Finish Serum.
2. Blow-dry hair with the Fekkai Large Round Brush to enhance fullness and volume.
3. Divide the hair into two sections.
4. Using a 1 ½ curling iron create movement and volume on the bottom layer.
5. Tease the roots of the top section to create the volume.
6. Finish the look by spraying Fekkai Coiff™ Sheer Hold Hairspray to secure the silhouette and shape of the style.

All products available at Fekkai.com, ULTA.com, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue.

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Oscars Beauty 2011: Cate Blanchett

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Cate Blanchett, who presented the award for best makeup at the 83rd annual Academy Awards is known for her flawless complexion.

When you have flawless skin like Cate, you don’t need much makeup. To get her award-winning look, the actress prepped her skin with SK-II Facial Treatment Essence and SK-II Facial Treatment Masks, both of which contain the highest concentration of SK-II’s key ingredient, Pitera®.

Facial Treatment Essence, which helps promote radiant skin, is a simple step easy to incorporate into any skincare ritual. Used both day and night, it restores skin’s natural surface cycle. “SK-II is fundamentally different from other lines based on one indispensable product – the Facial Treatment Essence,” Cate says. “It is like nothing I have ever used before, a clear liquid that you simply press into your skin. It clarifies and moisturizes. It basically does it all. As a result, my skin looks more balanced and healthy.”

Facial Treatment Mask is a deeply intensive, moisture-boosting mask that hydrates the skin with Pitera® to promote more radiant and smoother skin. Cate says, “I use a Facial Treatment Mask to immediately brighten my complexion with a surge of Pitera® – it’s so refreshing and leaves my skin feeling rejuvenated.”

This dynamic duo intensely moisturizes the skin, resulting in a stunning luminous glow even before makeup is applied.

Oscars Beauty 2011: Giuliana Rancic

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Giuliana Rancic’s hairstylist is sharing the exclusive step-by-step instructions on how to achieve the E! host’s gorgeous look using Alterna products:

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• Apply Alterna’s Bamboo Smooth Kendi Pure Treatment Oil ($24) to damp hair and blow-dry straight.

• Add additional texture with a 1″ iron by wrapping small sections of the hair away from the face to create “beach-like” texture.

• Gather the hair into a high ponytail leaving a little height in the front and pulling the sides tighter. Secure with an elastic band.

• Lightly tease the ponytail into a textured poof.

• Create a large bun and secure with French bobby pins. This look is inspired by YSL’s Fall 2010 fashion show.

• Finish with Alterna’s Caviar Working Hairspray ($26) and follow with Bamboo Smooth Kendi Dry Mist Oil ($24) to add extra shine.

Get a free deluxe sample of Alterna’s Bamboo Kendi Pure Treatment Oil at Ulta while supplies last. Just go to the counter and ask!

NARS Illuminators!

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Every time I apply foundation or tinted moisturizer, I mix in a little NARS Orgasm Illuminator – without fail. It takes my complexion to a whole nuther level…which is why I am positively giddy that NARS just added three new shades to the Illuminator family.

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COPACABANA – Like its namesake Multiple, Copacabana Illuminator will impart a pearlescent sheen and can be applied all over the face, mixed with foundation, and used to highlight the neck, shoulders and décolleté.

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SUPER ORGASM – Infused, like the blush, with golden shimmer and a peachy-gold hue that can be applied all over the face, mixed with foundation, and used to highlight the neck, shoulders and décolleté.

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LAGUNA – A golden-bronze hue, just as in Laguna Bronzer, that will give a sun-kissed glow and can be applied to the face or mixed with foundation.

This collection of light-reflecting liquids glides on to refresh the skin, enhance the complexion and create a shimmering incandescence. The Illuminators can be used to highlight bare skin or to light up your makeup as it lights the skin from within.  

Key ingredients include:
• Polar Berries, known for their antioxidant properties 
• Bisabolol, known as an anti-inflammatory (obtained from the Chamomile plant)
• Indian Frankincense, known for its soothing and comforting properties
• Vitamin B5 to, known to condition skin 
• Sodium Hyaluronate, known to hydrate skin

The Illuminators are $29 and are available at the new NARS Boutique in NYC, NARS counters and narscosmetics.com.

Peep My Polish: OPI Lucene-tainly Look Marvelous

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These days, most of the time I have my hands full with Westley – who recently turned 6-months old! Anyway, last week, I had a rare opportunity to get a manicure. I got out of work early and my fabulous co-worker, Alyssa, and I got our nails did.

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I decided on OPI Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous (from the Swiss Collection). It’s a stunning pewter shade that almost takes on a blueish cast in the light.

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 Alyssa also opted for OPI. I can’t recall the name, though…but isn’t it glitterrific?

NBC 10! Show: While You Were Sleeping

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Yesterday, I was a guest on the NBC 10! Show – where I featured my favorite beauty products that work the night shift.

Kiehl’s Rosa Arctica Youth Regenerating Cream, $60
Available at Kiehl’s stores and kiehls.com
Rosa Arctica Youth Regenerating Cream is an advanced anti-aging cream scientifically proven to wake up skin cells, resulting in healthier, smoother, and more youthful skin. Results include reduced lines and wrinkles, improved firmness, and a dramatic restoration of hydration. Rosa Arctica should be used twice daily – in the morning and then again before bedtime.

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate, $43
Midnight Recovery Concentrate is a potent 99.8% naturally-derived and paraben-free botanical elixir works all night to regenerate, repair and replenish the skin barrier while you sleep. This product boosts the repair and regeneration of skin when it is naturally programmed to best absorb active ingredients, typically between Midnight and 4 a.m. The rich blend of naturally replenishing botanical oils including Squalane, Evening Primrose, and a blend of essential oils known for their therapeutic, balancing, and antioxidant effects, works with the skin’s natural nocturnal activity to deliver softer, fresher and more radiant skin by morning. To apply, put 2-3 drops of the product onto the top of clean hand, tap fingertips into oil lightly. Then press fingertips gently on the cheeks, forehead and chin to evenly distribute – pat, don’t rub.

Talika Hand Therapy Gloves, $49
Developed using post surgery healing technology, these unique gloves provide serious hydration and act like a “second skin”, smoothing and protecting from the first time you use it. The gloves adapt to the shape of your hands and the gel lining contains ceramides, grape seed and avocado oils to nourish, moisturize and slow the signs of aging. Wear the gloves overnight for an intensive treatment. They can be worn 40 times and are washable between uses, as necessary.

Dr. Scholl’s For Her Ultra Overnight Foot Cream, $5
Dr. Scholl’s For Her Ultra Overnight Foot Cream softens the roughest, most dehydrated feet overnight as you sleep. A special blend of four moisturizers including aloe and palm oil provides deep, penetrating overnight action to soothe extra-thick skin on the feet and keep feet feeling soft and healthy. Use at night with or without socks for baby-soft feet.

Nexxus ProMend Split End Binding Overnight Treatment Crème, $19.99
Available at drugstores
Nexxus ProMend Split End Binding Overnight Treatment Crème provides intensive repair as you sleep, binding split ends back together in one use so hair looks freshly-cut between cuts. In the morning, hair looks healthy and restored. The product is formulated so it won’t leave residue on bed linens.

Bliss FatGirlSleep, $38
Get a full night’s ‘booty’ sleep with this supercharged sister to Bliss’s famed FatGirlSlim cellulite treatment. Bliss FatGirlSleep is formulated to address four causes of cellulite: fat storage, fat burning, water retention, and slackened skin. Simply massage into trouble spots for 30 seconds before bedtime. While you sleep, the product releases dimple diminishers for up to six hours. Not only does FatGirlSleep help you address cellulite overnight, but it’s also infused with a lavender scent, which has been shown to have a relaxing, aromatherapeutic effect.

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