Archives for June 2017

June 30, 2017

Julia’s video tips for Everyday Make-up-Clear Skin and Long lashes

Video by Julia Nell, Beauty and fashion enthusiast

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June 27, 2017

Time for a Vegan 🌿 Gluten-Free Afternoon Tea 🌷 Earl Grey Shortcake Recipe by Abby Phon

We’re back today with a healthy and elegant afternoon tea-time treat by Abby Phon, a health & wellness life coach and vegan recipe guru who has been partnering with Hynt Beauty to provide us with original Hynt recipes that feature one or a few of the ingredients that we formulate into our clean, makeup and skincare products.

Introducing her all new vegan & gluten-free Earl Grey Shortbread recipe which features Bergamot Oil from real Earl Grey Tea Leaves, and a dash of Vanilla, too.

“Personally, I LOVE Earl Grey Tea,” says Abby, who found it challenging to avoid the caffeinated drink while she was breastfeeding. She eventually went for the decaf version but it got her thinking about how she can infuse that flavor into a baked goodie to go with the tea “…or just as well with the red raspberry leaf tea I was drinking to support and tone my uterus,” she jokes.

“Bergamot (Citrus Bergamia) is actually a cross between a lemon and an orange, and has a very citrus-y scent. It’s best known for being the main flavor in Earl Grey tea, but besides its distinctive aroma, bergamot oil is amazing for your skin and body!”

Bergamot is full of polyphenols, a natural antiseptic and cicatrisant, which is helpful for minimizing acne scars and other skin marks.

Vanilla is sweet, universally loved, especially in sweets and fragrances but it also has great beauty & health benefits, too! Real vanilla is full of antioxidants and has powerful anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Earl Grey Shortbread

(Vegan & Gluten Free)

INGREDIENTS

½ cup Earth Balance Buttery Spread, softened

½ cup maple syrup or coconut nectar

2¼ cups gluten-free flour blend (I used Pamela’s Artisan Flour Blend)

2 tbsp organic earl grey loose leaf tea or the insides of 4-6 tea bags

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

¼ tsp pink Himalayan salt

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350F

Blitz earl grey tea in a spice/coffee grinder, blender, food processor (or mini-prep) until powdery

Add Earth Balance, maple syrup, tea, vanilla and salt to a food processor and pulse until well combined

Add flour and pulse until a dough forms
Form into a patty and refrigerate for ~20 minutes to firm up

On a floured surface, flatten to a ½ thick rectangle and cut into squares

Transfer to a baking pan or cookie sheet and bake for 14-15 minutes, until just browned on the edges

Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Don’t worry if they are a little soft – they will harden as they cool!

Enjoy!
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June 26, 2017

GET THE JULY 4TH FESTIVITIES STARTED WITH LAUREN B. BEAUTY

LAUREN B. BEAUTY POLO LOUNGE PUNCH

When red seems too expected, this clear, deep burgundy rises to the occasion. Paint it on your nails for a flattering, youthful, classic-with-a-twist effect.

LAUREN B. BEAUTY HOLLYWOODLAND

Pure white has a beautiful simplicity. But what’s best about this crisp-as-a-cotton-sheet hue is its wonderful versatility. It makes a great primer so colors pop, yet it can stand alone for a cool, punk-rock effect. It’s also brilliant on fingertips or for almost any kind of nail art.

Lauren B. Beauty PCH

This stunning freshness of opaque cobalt blue hue is tinged with purple undertones, festive, on-trend and instantly lifts your mood.

 

Available at Laurenbbeauty.com for $18

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June 26, 2017

Logan Browning Carries Tyler Ellis!

Los Angeles, CA- June 26, 2017 – Logan Browning was photographed carrying Tyler Ellis at the BET awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The actress accessorized her feathered pink mini dress with a Tyler Ellis Lily Clutch in white plexi (Price available upon request, www.tylerellis.com).
(Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for BET)
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June 26, 2017

Eva Longoria Wears OYE Swimwear!

 
LOS ANGELES – June 26, 2017 – Eva Longoria shared a photo of herself wearing OYE Swimwear on Instagram earlier today! The actress showed off her beach ready body wearing the Roman Plunge in white ($350 www.oyeswimwear.com).
Photo courtesy of Instagram
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June 24, 2017

Bella Magazine Party

Thank you to Bella Magazine and Camila Alves for having me at your cover issue party! The party was at Sofitel Hotel and Restaurant last night in Beverly Hills. It was so great to meet the editor and publisher of the magazine that covers the luxury lifestyle of both New York and Los Angeles. Dermalogica Skin Care sponsored the party, handing out free samples and a certificate for a 20 minute treatment–thank you Dermalogica!

Camila was so sweet and remembered meeting my mom at the “Sing” Premiere with her husband Matthew McConaughey. Thank you again Bella Magazine and Camila for a great night!

And if you haven’t yet, go checkout Bella Magazine and pickup a copy of this month’s issue with Camila Alves as the cover girl!

Best,
Lizzy XOXO

P.S. New music and live show is coming soon!!!

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June 22, 2017

YouCam Celebrates National Selfie Day

With National Selfie Day just around the corner, YouCam, the #1 downloaded beauty augmented reality app, will let you instantly perfect the art of the “Selfie”. YouCam is the number one interactive platform offering users the complete beauty journey, from selfie expression to makeup experimentation, and empowerment through social sharing. YouCam launched in 2014, and in only three years’ time, they have amassed over 400 million global downloads.

Did you know these “Selfie Stats?”
Since 2012, the word “Selfie” grew in popularity more than 17,000%
93 Million Selfies are taken everyday
#Selfie has 304 million posts on Instagram
36% of people use filters and apps to edit their Selfies

In Addition to the above overall Selfie stats, the YOUCAM apps have their own astonishing numbers!

Over 400 million global downloads to date
More than 16 billion selfies have been taken on the YouCam app since their launch in 2014
30 million Selfies taken daily
800 Million minutes are spent on Selfie Cam every month
Over 140 Million users look to YouCam’s beauty circle social platform to discover beauty and fashion inspiration
Over 40% of users spend more than 5 minutes per session perfecting their selfie

On the YOUCAM app, the top selfie-taking locations around the world are:
Disneyworld, Florida
Top of The Rock, New York
Empire State Building, New York
Big Ben, London
Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
Colosseum, Rome
Eiffel Tower, Paris
Disney Land, Paris
Burj Khalifa, Dubai

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June 21, 2017

Top 5 Celebrities Who Look Great Over 45 / How to Get Their Look

There are celebrities who seem to get better with age and maintain their looks while others seem to be at war with aging. From lip injections and fillers that make faces look oddly distorted; to full face lifts that lead to slanted eyes and an expression-less appearance, we can’t help to notice when celebrities get it so wrong. In a sea of over-the-top plastic surgery, there are many celebrities who may have had a procedure or four, but managed to preserve the integrity of their faces. Dr. Kirk Brandow, founder and director of the Brandow Clinic for Cosmetic Surgery in Philadelphia; who has appeared on national programs such as Good Morning America and 20/20, shared his list of the top 5 celebrities who look great over age 45 and explains why.

The best part, these images are from the Instagram accounts of these gorgeous ladies so the photos are current and in many cases, unretouched. Let’s begin.1.

1. Salma Hayek, age 50. Latin women with olive complexions age very well and Salma certainly fits into this category. She was gorgeous at 30 and she’s stunning still. “She looks incredible. She doesn’t appear to have had anything done. Amazing!” says Dr. Brandow. “For women looking to achieve this look there are simple things such as Botox to the forehead to prevent eyes from falling and to keep eyebrows in their natural position,” he adds. “You want to maintain your natural features and knowing the right moisturizer, make-up, plus sticking to a healthy diet, helps to maintain a youthful glow from the inside out. To achieve a look like Salma’s, most women would have to go the route of a mini face lift in their 40’s which offers a more natural look for 6-10 years without the distortion of excessive fillers,” he adds.2.  Kris Jenner, age 61.

While the Power “Momager” admits to having cosmetic procedures, she’s transformed herself into an elegant, age appropriate grandmother. Kris Jenner is on record saying she’s had a facelift, uses fillers yet, her look is sophisticated and not at all scary. “She looks great at 61. Her skin is radiant, her face has expression, there’s great symmetry and her features are soft.  She is an excellent example of someone who has embraced surgery to improve her eyelids with blephorplasty, her face with a facelift, and fillers in a very conservative fashion to get a nice, natural, ageless look.” explains Dr. Brandow.

3. Cindy Crawford, age 51. Cindy Crawford’s look is iconic. She knows this and makes sure she keeps things as authentic as possible. “With Cindy, it’s all about those classic eyebrows and lips. Both have been beautifully maintained. Her eyebrows aren’t freakishly high. They look the same as they did in the 90’s. Her lips aren’t any different either. A lot of women over inject their lips distorting their shape and lose their uniqueness. The idea is to preserve, not change,” suggests Dr. Brandow. “Again, women often go too far with fillers leading to a puffy look when they can achieve a more natural look with a mini facelift which lessens the need for the fillers making the mini facelift a more cost-effective option over time,” he adds.

4. Jennifer Lopez, age 47. Jennifer Lopez is another Latina who looks at father time and gives him a wink. Her body is amazing and you can tell she has a healthy lifestyle. “I have patients in their 30’s saying they hope they look like J-Lo when they reach their late 40’s which is why they are getting procedures now. Jennifer Lopez is truly the hardest working woman in show biz who looks like she sleeps full 8 hours every night a very important part of the anti-aging regimen,” Dr. Brandow advises. It is possible that she does minimal things such as Botox or fillers, but in a very conservative way.”

  1. Jennifer Anniston, age 48. When you see re-runs of the hit 90’s TV show Friend’s, you can easily compare a 26-year-old Anniston in her role as Rachel Greene, to how she looks two decades later.  You immediately can see how Jennifer Anniston has aged with grace. “She is another laid-back celebrity who ages with elegance. Her body is toned and strong and her face looks fresh and natural. As women age they lose volume in their lips. So, it is important to keep lip injections subtle and factor the overall shape of the mouth,” advises Dr. Brandow.

 

About Dr. Kirk Brandow

Dr. Kirk Brandow, founder and director of the Brandow Clinic for Cosmetic Surgery is a plastic surgeon with 2 locations in the Philadelphia metro area and a 3rd one at the jersey shore. Named a “Top Doc” in Plastic Surgery by Philadelphia Magazine as well as nationally recognized for one of America’s “Best Plastic Surgeons” of this decade, Dr. Brandow is a trusted expert who has developed many innovative, minimally invasive procedures for the face, body and skin. He has been featured on local, national and international television programs including 20/20, CNN’s Headline News, Good Morning America.

 

 

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June 19, 2017

Under $30: Laverne Cox’s Red Carpet Jewelry!

Los Angeles, CA – June 14, 2017 – Laverne Cox was photographed wearing Traci Lynn Jewelry today in NYC! The Orange is the New Black actress accessorized her chic black and white dress with the Sparkle Adjustable Ring in silver during her appearances at SiriusXM and Good Day New York ($28, www.tracilynnjewelry.com).
photo credit www.gettyimages.com and www.startraksphoto.com
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June 18, 2017

WBTV & Summer Beach Time Essential Beauty

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Monday on WBTV Morning News presented by It’s a Glam Thing‘s Enya Flack:

Tassi.com

Hair wrap

2minuteclub.com

NXN Fresh Star Foaming Cleanser

Chi.com

CHI Rose Hip Oil Dry Shampoo

trufora.com

Titanium Day Cream with SPF30

minxny.com

Exfoliating Mitt

 

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