Archives for March 2014

March 30, 2014

Skin So Soft with Jojoba Oil is Better Than Ever


I remember when I was young, one of my mother’s favorite bath products was Avon’s Skin So Soft Bath Oil. The two things I remember the most was the fabulous fragrance and her telling me to only use 1 or 2 capfulls in the bath water. Fast forward 40 years later and Skin So Soft is still one of her favorite bath products. Skin so Soft products have come a long way since it was introduced in the early 60’s. Did you know that Skin So Soft is the most recognized product in Avon’s history?

When I asked my mom if she still uses Skin So Soft, her response was “Don’t buy me any, I already have two bottles and, by the way, it works great for keeping the mosquitoes away”. I can’t argue with her there, I know many people who use Skin So Soft, whether it be the oil, lotion or Bug Guard, they swear by it. I do admit, I already own my own stash of Skin So Soft Bug Guard but I wanted to try the bath oil to see if it had the same great smell and if it still made my skin feel soft and silky after a bath. I can Assure you, the fragrance is still fantastic and the bath oil did a remarkable job making my skin feel, well, so soft!

Not only is Skin So Soft Original Bath Oil as I remembered it, it is now better than ever. The Skin So Soft Collection is new and improved and with the added replenishing and softening oils, Skin So Soft is more luxurious than ever. Skin So Soft Original Collection is now formulated with Jojoba Oil which works to condition your skin throughout the day. Skin So Soft has 7 products in the Original Collection:

Shower Gel, Gelled Body Oil, Body Lotion, Bath Oil Spray, Creamy Body Wash, and 2 sizes of the Bath Oil.

You can find the entire Skin So Soft Collection at

Avvan also has a remarkable history and you can read more about it here:

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March 28, 2014

Hair2wear Headbands are Stylish and Fabulous


Mornings can be hectic – showering, finding an outfit, maybe you’re squeezing a quick gym session in. The last thing you want to think about is doing your hair. Christie Brinkley’s Hair2wear headbands to the rescue! The stylish details of the headbands make for a unique and polished look, and make getting that look… effortless. Christie Brinkley herself loves these simple, easy to wear headbands too:

 “The antidote to the dreaded Bad Hair Day? Braided headbands! They’re an instant tamer and polisher. It’s always rush hour in my life, so I love how this simple hair band pulls my look together. Futzing in front of the mirror? Not on my watch!” – Christie

 “With this chic band, my hair looks instantly ‘done.’ It’s a total timesaver. I can pop it on even when my hair is wet…wear it high or low… take it in any direction my heart (and hair!) desires.” – Christie

Corinthian HeadbandThis braided headband delivers a contemporary twist on a traditional accessory, allowing you to create a unique, polished look in seconds

Fishtail HeadbandA classic headband, updated with a popular, of-the-moment fishtail braid, for a sleek finish to a ponytail or hair down style.

Double Braided HeadbandThis double braided headband adds extra style to the timeless braid, while also keeping hair elegantly pulled back and off your face.

Thick Braid HeadbandMake a major style statement with minimal effort with this dramatic thick braided headband that can be dressed up or kept casual to suit any style.

All headband’s retail for $10 and can be purchased at



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March 28, 2014

Avon’s ANEW Clinical Infinite Lift Targeted Contouring Serum

As a makeup artist, I generally create a subtle contour on the faces of my clients by way of cosmetics. These products give the face a nice illusion of an enviable classic “chiseled” look that enhances the shape of their face and creates a younger appearance.

Contouring is quite popular again, but the technique I use is with makeup, and washes off when removed!

What if you could actually achieve that firm and lifted look with a treatment product ?

That’s what women are looking for, and Avon’s ANEW Clinical Infinite Lift has delivered!

Avon’s ANEW Clinical Infinite Lift Targeted Contouring Serum

Avon’s ANEW Clinical Infinite Lift Targeted Contouring Serum

Avon’s ANEW Clinical Infinite Lift Targeted Contouring Serum has arrived to “tighten, firm, and contour the appearance of your skin.” ANEW’s Clinical Infinite Lift was developed with “advanced lifting benefits” that key into the four places in the facial area that are subject to sagging:
• Chin
• Jowels &
• Jaw

Here’s The Breakthrough:
“Understanding women want tighter, firmer more lifted looking skin, the anti-aging pioneers at Avon developed an advanced lifting product that targets visible signs of sagging and provides a multi-dimensional looking lift that tightens, defines, firms, and contours the look of skin. The specialized treatment in ANEW Clinical Infinite Lift helps with an overall lifted look to leave skin looking visibly tighter and younger”.

What actually happens to our skin?:
“Over time, key dermal building blocks begin to diminish in skin which can cause it to lose its natural elasticity and firmness – one of the most tell-tale signs of aging. ANEW Clinical Infinite Lift was developed by Avon scientists and the result is a revolutionary new way to counteract the look of how skin naturally sags and deliver a more lifted appearance. The product addresses contouring – for dramatic yet natural looking results.”

The Technology:
“In the search for an anti-aging ingredient that would help give multidimensional looking results, Avon scientists turned towards peptides, a compound consisting of amino acids naturally found in skin. The result is the patent-pending PolyPeptide Lift Complex found in ANEW Clinical Infinite Lift”.

The Product:
“ANEW Clinical Infinite Lift Targeted Contouring Serum sells for $39.99, and features a unique massaging applicator to target the four key facial zones listed earlier where skin is most likely to lose it’s firmness. This effective serum combines the PolyPeptide Lift Complex with a high concentration of seven instant skin-tighteners including a pharmaceutical grade one for fast acting, fast lifting results.

From the Expert:
“The ANEW Clinical Infinite Lift is a targeted very advanced, highly effective way to dramatically lift the look of skin. Powered by the innovation of PolyPeptide Lift Complex, this is a game changer.” Dr. Cheryl Karcher, NYC Board-certified Dermatologist and Professional Consultant for Avon.

This product is available exclusively through Avon Representatives. To locate an Avon Representative call 1-800-FOR-AVON or visit:

(Quoted or Paraphrased information in this PR-article obtained from a PR-Fact Sheet. Commentary about Makeup artistry is my personal opinion.)

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March 28, 2014

Beauty expert and celebrity manicurist Skyy Hadley shares tips on how to get your feet “summer-ready” !

Spring is finally here, and even though we are still feeling the winter chill, it will soon be time to swap out our snow boots for sandals. Below please find some insider tips from Skyy Hadley, beauty expert, celebrity manicurist and owner of As U Wish Nail Spa, on how to get your feet summer-ready in no time!

SKYY HADLEY  Beauty Expert, Celebrity Manicurist & Owner :

Beauty Expert, Celebrity Manicurist &
Owner :

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Rehydrate and prevent your heels from cracking…

In order to get feet ready for the warmer months, it is important to add moisture back into the heels and skin that have become dehydrated from the winter months.

• Milk pedicures will save the day. Mix a half cup of hot water with one cup of milk and add a spoonful of sugar – this will moisturize and prevent calluses. Soak feet for at least 10 minutes.

• Working a foot scrub into your heels is a great way to remove dead skin. Avoid using pumice stones since they trap bacteria and try using a diamond file instead.

• After feet are fully exfoliated, rinse, moisturize with a non-greasy lotion, and begin painting.

• Shea Butter, light oil, or Vaseline can be used to moisturize the heels and help prevent cracking.

If you have blisters, leave them for the professionals (you’ll end up doing more harm than good if you try to pop them).

Ensure long-lasting color and shine…
A clear top coat is your best friend. Be sure to apply a top coat on the third day of your pedicure (or manicure)

Never use a protein enriched and strengthener product together. Using both will cause your polish to crack. Try to only apply a nail protein to bare nails.

Apply a cuticle oil to the base of your toenails (or even when they are already polished), focusing around the cuticle area to hydrate and bring moisture into the skin, helping the polish last longer.

How often to get a pedicure… You can never care for your feet too often, but it isn’t necessary for weekly pedicures either. Once every 2 weeks is sufficient during the warmer months .

For more information be sure to visit :

(Quoted and Paraphrased information in this PR-Article was obtained from a provided PR-Fact Sheet.)

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March 28, 2014

Summertime essentials for looking and feeling your best even before summer rolls around!

With summer only a few months away, it’s hard not to day dream of tanned skin, bikini bods and beach hair. No need to wait to get this look, Hair2wear Christie Brinkley, Mio and Sensai to the rescue – these three help boost confidence in your skin even before summer hits.


Summertime essentials for looking and feeling your best even before summer rolls around!


image001-57Beachy Waves

Hair2Wear Christie Brinkley 16” Hair Extension ($49): With just a few snaps, you can get fuller, longer hair in seconds. With a built-in loose wave, each piece blends effortlessly with natural hair for maximum volume.

Where to Purchase: www.hair2wear


image002-35Fit Skin

Get Waisted ($56): Want a flatter, firmer less wobbly waist? Get Waisted will help tighten, de-bloat and discourage fat deposits.
• firms and tones your skin so it feels smooth and taut
• helps eliminate puffiness for a flatter tummy
• works well on love handles, too!

Where To


image003-18Bronzed Skin

Sensai Self Tanning for Body ($85): A creamy, self-tanning gel for the body that goes on smoothly, offering highly effective hydration while delivering even, silky bronze skin.

Where To Purchase: neimanmarcus and bergdorfgoodman

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March 27, 2014

Spring is in the Air and a New Hair Style is too!


Spring is in the air and it’s time to change up your wardrobe! Pastel cardigans, floral dresses and colorful denim…Why not change up your hairstyle as well with The Hair2wear Christie Brinkley Full-Sweeping Side Fringe.

Mix up your hairstyle in a snap with this clip-in side-swept bang! It’s not too wispy, not too heavy and tailored to lay flat and natural, for a look that’s incredibly realistic and completely without commitment.

How to “Get Attached;”
1. Pop open all 3 pressure-sensitive clips
2. Part your hair ¼ inch over from where you usually make your side part
3. Slide the front clip into your front hair line and snap the clip closed.
4. Slide the 2nd clip so that it’s parallel to your part and snap the clip closed.
5. Slide the 3rd clip into position so that the hairpiece lies flat.
6. Make your usual side part. Blend that ¼ inch together with the hairpiece.

Price: $24

Where to Purchase:

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March 27, 2014

Kelly Rowland Named the Newest Caress Fabulista

There is a new Fabulista and it is none other than Grammy award-winning singer and style icon – Kelly Rowland!

Rowland is showing women nationwide how fresh fragrances inspire her to start every day feeling fabulous with the launch of the new Fresh Collection, in stores now. The Fresh Collection body washes and beauty bar are infused with fine fragrances for fresh scents that linger on skin.

As part of her Fabulista role, Rowland will share seasonal style look books, plus tips and videos with fresh, on-trend beauty and style inspirations all year long on the Caress® Facebook page.


About The NEW Caress® Fresh Collection:

New Caress® Emerald Rush™ Body Wash and Beauty Bar: Revitalizes the senses with a multi-faceted palette of lush Gardenia and intoxicating

New Caress® Aqua Sparkle™ Body Wash: Invigorates the senses with an elegant floral heart of exotic Lilac Blossoms, seamlessly

New Caress® Juicy Escape™ Body Wash: Uplifts the senses with a burst of Pink Grapefruit notes, wrapped in a bouquet of fresh


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March 27, 2014

Learn the “Art of Fragrance Layering” with L’Occitane’s Neroli and Orchidee Collection


I’m a huge fan of L’Occitane and excited about L’Occitane’s new launch, an elegant fragrance collection for spring 2014 – The Neroli & Orchidee Collection, debuting alongside a unique, innovative, limited edition Fragrance Boosting Cream. L’Occitane has developed a routine that allows users to layer multiple fragrance products in order to achieve desired scent and longevity via the “art of fragrance layering.”

L’OCCITANE introduces the “art of fragrance layering”

The Provencal-way to layer your favorite scent to last from morning ‘til night…

Step 1: Begin the regimen with a scented Shower Gel or Soap

Step 2: Next, nourish and protect skin with a rich and hydrating body lotion like the new Neroli & Orchid Body Milk

Step 3: Apply the NEW Fragrance Booster Cream, which helps better lock in any fragrance that you spray on top

Step 4: Save the best for last! Finish the regimen with a few sprays of your favorite scent such as new Neroli & Orchid Eau de Toilette.

Visit to purchase your own Neroli & Orchid fragrance.

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March 27, 2014

Don’t miss the sale featuring Laura Mercier Cosmetics

Launching tomorrow, March 27th at NOON ET, will be showcasing an amazing assortment of beauty products from the brand – including 6 exclusive, curated sets – some of which are pictured and detailed below and up to 65% off retail prices.

Now you can create a flawless face all seasons long with Laura Mercier’s award-winning cosmetics. Included are an amazing assortment of products, including everything from sophisticated nail polish colors and soft mineral blush to lip glaze palettes and pencil sets to create an alluring smoky eye.

Laura Mercier 
Everyday Bundle – Exclusive Set
GILT: $69, Original Retail: $104

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Laura Mercier 
Eye Shadow Trio – Exclusive Set
GILT: $40, Original Retail: $69

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Laura Mercier 
Polish Trio – Exclusive Set
GILT: $25, Original Retail: $54

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Laura Mercier 
Luxe Wardrobe Travel Kit
GILT: $79, Original Retail: $125

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Laura Mercier 
Longwear Eye Pencil Collection
GILT: $32, Original Retail: $45

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March 26, 2014

This Weekend – March 28th and 29th – Nordstrom has a Beauty Trend Event you’ll want to attend!

Nordstrom Beauty Trend Event!  This Weekend: March 28th & 29th ! FREE ADMISSION

Nordstrom Beauty Trend Event!

This weekend – March 28th and 29th – swing by your local Nordstrom for their Beauty Trend Event! Join Nordstrom Beauty for one-on-one time with their savvy beauty experts and industry insiders. They will share the latest beauty tips and tricks while you’re pampered with a free makeup or skincare consultation. Afterwards, get access to FREE deluxe samples and exclusive gifts with purchase (while supply lasts).

Admission is free — so don’t miss it!

To RSVP or for special accommodations, simply call or stop by your favorite cosmetics counter, located within Nordstrom!

Join The Fun This Weekend At:

Nordstrom Menlo Park
449 Menlo Park Drive
Edison, NJ 08837

Nordstrom Beauty Trend Event!

Nordstrom Beauty Trend Event!

(Quoted and Paraphrased information in this article was obtained from a provided PR-FACT SHEET.)

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