Archives for September 2014
Leading beauty and personal care Kao USA Inc. brands – Ban®, Bioré®, Curél®, Jergens®, and John Frieda® Hair Cair – and the world’s leading breast cancer organization, Susan G. Komen® have joined forces in a lifesaving partnership. This October, in conjunction with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Kao USA Inc. has created limited-edition pink ribbon packaging across five of its most beloved brands to support Komen and its vital mission to save lives and end breast cancer. Kao USA Inc. will donate a quarter of a million dollars to the cause, regardless of sales, helping to fund vital breast cancer programs.
Throughout the month of October, find the Komen Running Ribbon on your daily beauty essentials including:
· Jergens® Original Scent Dry Skin Moisturizer ($6.99)
· Curél® Ultra Healing® Intensive Lotion ($8.99)
· Bioré® Deep Cleansing Pore Strips ($7.99)
· Ban® Total Refresh® Cooling Body Clothes ($3.29)
· John Frieda® Frizz Ease® Moisture Barrier Firm Hairspray ($6.99)
· John Frieda® Frizz Ease® Smooth Start Shampoo ($6.99)
· John Frieda® Frizz Ease® Smooth Start Conditioner ($6.99)
Kao USA Inc.’s multi-brand contribution will support Komen’s promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever. This leading organization has invested more than $2.5 billion into the fight against breast cancer, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit and empowering women across the globe by funding screening, education, treatment, and support programs. In addition to Kao USA Inc’s October program, they will support the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® series as a multi-race sponsor, as well as the Susan G. Komen 3-Day.
Smashbox has created a beautiful limited edition Be Legendary Lip Gloss in celebration of all survivors and current patients. A limited-edition shade of Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Gloss inspired by the iconic pink BCA ribbon was created to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This shade of gloss has an airy feel and glassy—never sticky—finish. Just 1 swipe leaves a vibrant wash of gorgeous color! Smashbox Cosmetics is donating $5 from the purchase of every Be Legendary Lip Gloss in Promise to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, an organization dedicated to preventing breast cancer and finding a cure in our lifetime through funding research worldwide. Available: September 15 – November 30, 2014.
Be Legendary Lip Gloss an be found at:
Picture this: I am walking down a corridor to my boss’s office, slowly my thigh highs are creeping down my legs with each step I take. Embarrassing right? It gets worst! Trying to casually hold the band of the thigh high over my dress fabric while juggling a lap top computer and some files in hand, a co-worker decides to stop me and ask me a question. Yes, I am standing there, totally uncomfortable, sweating, holding on to my belonging and my thigh highs for dare life! Question answered …. I ran as fast as I could into my boss’s office. Now my stretched-out, thigh high, elastic bands are resting just above my knees. Not a good look. Noticing my boss was not in his office yet, thank goodness, I figured it would be a good time to pull up and reposition my thigh highs. So I stepped behind my boss’s desk, adjusting the stretched out thigh highs with my dress hem under my chin. Well, guess who walks in? Needless to say, I was not fired but I left work early that day with bare legs and a mission to find a reliable pair of thigh highs! AND I DID…. VienneMiano thigh highs!
After purchasing VienneMilano thigh highs, I decided to try them out before I wore them to work. They are very, very comfortable! The double or triple silicone bands hold the hosiery in place on your upper leg, of course without the need of garter belts. The silicone bands work great for a gently fitting which adheres to your skin without pinching or squeezing your thigh, making it look like an unflattering “muffin top” effect. The silicone doesn’t let go unexpectedly so you have total confidence and don’t have to worry about embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions, like you would with elastics thigh highs. I can vouch for that! VienneMilano thigh highs are so reliable! I love them! The luxury, silky-to-the-touch feeling of the hosiery makes your legs feel sexy! Whether you want a silk, smooth look for a warm weather outing or you need an colorful, immaculate touch to your outfit, both are a truly sensational feeling on the skin. VienneMilano are better than pantyhose because the thigh highs have no uncomfortable waistbands to cut into your waistline like pantyhose or tights. I hate the feeling of panty hoses because of the twisting, tightness around your upper thighs and stomach area. Vienne Milano stockings give your legs a flawless, smooth finish. They shape your legs for a sexy, beautiful look. They actually make you feel sexy wearing them! I had never owned a pair of thigh highs or panty hose that lasted through three wears without running or sagging never mind falling to my knees. My VienneMilano are still going strong even after several wears.
VienneMilano stockings are made from warm cashmere, silky soft microfiber and other luxurious, exquisite, Italian materials. VienneMilano thigh highs are not made with nylon! I hate the nylon scratchy feeling on my leg and my feet. Also you will love the packaging….. VienneMilano stockings come in a sturdy, purple box, which is a great touch of elegance. I was impressed! After using my stockings, I just returned my thigh highs to their box for protection from my wooden drawers where they might snag. An easy solution to organizing my collection of VienneMilano hosiery too! VienneMilano products are made in Italy and they have some adorable and sexy thigh highs to choose from, not just the basic, sheer black. So many styles and colors to choose from. They have sheer and light for every occasion wearing in late spring and early fall, perfect for work all year long (ISABELLA for example). High denier which is medium for a thicker and warmer feel (CLAUDIA for example). Then the very high denier which are for the coldest winter to keep your legs super warm (VIOLA or OLIVIA for example). Thigh highs are not just for the bedroom anymore, you can wear them to work, a party, or to spice up a casual outfit. VienneMilano are the best thigh highs you can buy! A must-have! Finally, I can walk into my place of work with confident, no embarrassing moments of losing my thigh highs! To purchase VienneMilano thigh highs: www.viennemilano.com. ONCE YOU TRY THEM, YOU WILL NEVER WEAR PANTY HOSE OR ANY OTHER THIGH HIGH BRANDS AGAIN.
Katy Perry Royal Revolution newest fragrance is perfection in Blue. I just couldn’t resist! Every time I walk through a fragrance department I am drawn to the beautiful displays set up throughout the store. There it was, Katy Perry Royal Revolution. My daughter especially enjoys Katy Perry’s Killer Queen and it is one of her favorite scents. I can’t wait to give her Royal Revolution. this amazing fragrance in bottles the exact spectacular giant jewel, except its color is a perfect shade of blue.
Royal Revolution by Katy Perry is an irresistible fragrance with both floral and fruity scent. ” Top notes of pink freesia and pomegranate blend into a soft, creamy floral heart guarded by the Mystical Blackthorn, a flower that represents beauty and wild rebellion.”
In Katy’s own words, “In some ways wearing fragrance is like putting on an invisible suit of luxurious armor. I want Royal Revolution to inspire women to make their own rules and embrace the idea that beauty and inner confidence can come together to become your secret weapon.”
Royal Revolution by Katy Perry has Top Notes of Pink Freesia, Black Thorn and Pomegranate, Heart Notes of Orange Flower, Sandalwood and Jasmine Petals and Base Notes of Soft Leather, Skin Musk and Vanilla Orchid.
Katy Perry Royal Revolution is inspired by the beauty and strength of a precious Blue Diamond. Katy Perry Royal Revolution is the third fragrance that was created in collaboration with Coty following Killer Queen and Killer Queen oh so sheer. The fragrance is available as 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum with an accompanying collection for body care. You will find Katy Perry Royal Revolution at Ulta Stores and ulta.com.
You’ve seen the fab hairstyles on the runways this season… Well it’s time to step up your style game with an edgy take on a classic hairstyle! From polished and sleek to textured and fun, Butterfly Studio Salon stylist, Jason J. Dougherty knows how to work the iconic bun into your fall wardrobe no matter what look you are going for!
Take a look at some of Jason’s terrific looking step by step guides and images below with easy instructions for you to replicate at home!
Polished Sleek Top Knot Bun:Turn heads and make a statement with this sophisticated style that commands attention and exudes confidence.
Tips & Tricks:
• Blow dry hair smooth with a light, nourishing oil
• Flat iron the hair
• Mix the light oil and a pomade in your hands and apply generously to the hair
• Use a Mason Pearson Brush and smooth out the hair, gathering into a high ponytail
• Create a loose braid and wrap it around the head
• Anchor with bobby pins and finish with a flexible hold hairspray such as Oribe Superfine for shiny, soft control
Textured Loose Ballerina Bun:The perfect go-to when you don’t have time to rock a polished look but want hair off your face in an effortlessly chic way.
Tips & Tricks:
• Brush out hair and apply a light oil such as Oribe’s Gold Lust to prime the hair with moisture and shine and help with styling
• Bring hair back to create a low ponytail and secure with a hair tie, keeping it loose on top to preserve the texture (which is key for this look and makes it versatile enough to work for many hair types)
• For a more sculpted look, add some pomade (like Shu Uemura Shape Paste) to hair to make it sleek
• Take sections of hair and wrap around the base of your ponytail, anchoring loosely with bobby pins
• When all hair is pinned, brush the bun gently to pull out a few tendrils of hair
Thanks so much, Jason, for sharing your versatile “fashion-forward” hair styles along with the useful tips and appropriate products teaching us how to recreate them.
Butterfly Studio Salon in New York offers an array of services and has a website that is very educational. Make sure you take a moment to visit: http://www.butterflystudiosalon.com
(Quoted and Paraphrased information in this article was obtained from a provided PR-Fact Sheet. Thanks to Butterfly Studio Salon, and Butterfly Studio Salon stylist, Jason J. Dougherty.)
Just like our bodies, our facial muscles need to be exercised in order to maintain it’s tone. With these simple facial exercises you can take the worry out of saggy, wrinkled skin and have the beautiful youthful skin we all want. Just 10 minutes will keep you away from the operating table.
Watch the video here on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gGYeNDhNrU
Jaimie Hilfiger is the new face of LA CURCIO SKINCARE COLLECTION!
“Hollywood loves it! Everybody wants it!”
If you are looking for a user-friendly, virtual way to display your nail art, here is a solution you need to check out. The NAILS team created the Nail Art Gallery app, a portal to upload and share your work where you can also browse the art of others in search of inspiration and networking opportunities.
Currently available for iPhone users via the App Store, the Nail Art Gallery app is not only a social network for nail techs and nail art aficionados, it also serves as a tool to showcase your best manicures.
Join in on the fun by creating a profile, following other artists, and uploading all your nail art designs in one easy-to-share place. The app features a share tool which automatically adds your user avatar and a watermark to your designs when your image is shared by others.