Archives for 2017

February 26, 2017

Turn Your Lips Into a Dangerous Temptation

Minxx

by Lisa Gal

We all know there’s nothing better than finding the perfect shade of lipstick. Offered in a spectrum of fun colors, the MINXX collection will brighten up both moods and lips in a flash. MINXX offers 46 carefully chosen shades that include nudes and neutrals, all the way to stand out shades of orange and purple. The long wearing crème lipsticks and weightless non-sticky liquid lipsticks all boast names that evoke numerous moods and emotions. Popular shades include Seduce in the crème lipstick range and Scandal liquid lipstick, both rich reds. We are excited to have them take part in our Four Seasons Hotel Gift Bags being gifted to nominees, talent and guests Honoring Oscar Weekend. Who knows, MINXX crème lipstick in Sultry, might just show up on the red carpet!

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February 26, 2017

Chakradance Your Way to Self-Discovery

Chakradance

by Lisa Gal

You might be asking, what are chakras? Chakras are said to be our energy centers. According to healing.com they are “the openings for life energy to flow into and out of our aura. Their function is to vitalize the physical body and to bring about the development of our self-consciousness. They are associated with our physical, mental and emotional interactions.” Chakradance is a healing movement practice. It’s a form of nourishment for your true self – for your soul. Moving to music specifically created to resonate with each chakra, you are guided into your own inner dance of release and re-connection. It offers a kind of liberation. It feels like coming home. They are including a gorgeous package of of Cd’s and a dvd in our Four Seasons Hotel Gift Bags honoring Oscar Weekend.

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February 26, 2017

Apothederm Skin Care Science

Apothederm

by Lisa Gal

Experience the difference with Apothederm Firming Serum. This luxurious facial serum hydrates and protects your skin while reducing visible signs of aging. Apothederm Firming Serum is formulated with powerful botanicals and other advanced ingredients to help refine skin.  They have added two of their patented SmartPeptides® to help firm skin and reduce the signs of aging. These SmartPeptides mimic an amino acid sequence of the skin’s own natural protect and restore functions. So stop the signs of aging and re-hydrate your skin with essential vitamins and botanicals while helping to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. We know the nominees, talent and guests will be thrilled when they receive a tube in their Four Seasons Hotel Gift Bags Honoring Oscar Weekend.

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February 25, 2017

Penguin Random House Brings You a Furtive Love Affair

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by Lisa Gal

Exit West from Penguin Random House shares one of the most anticipated books of 2017: an astonishingly timely love story that brilliantly imagines the forces that transform ordinary people into refugees — and the impossible choices that follow — as they’re driven from their homes to the uncertain embrace of new lands. Moshin Hamid is also the internationally bestselling author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist.  Penguin Random House invites you to read Hamid’s latest novel Exit West as you follow two remarkable characters as they emerge into an alien and uncertain future, struggling to hold on to each other, to their past, to the very sense of who they are. Profoundly intimate and powerfully inventive, it tells an unforgettable story of love, loyalty, and courage that is both completely of our time and for all time. We are exited to have them take part in our Four Seasons Hotel Gift Bags Honoring Oscar Weekend.

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February 25, 2017

Who needs an Oscar when you can win a Schquid?!

Schmovie

by Lisa Gal

Schmovie by Galactic Sneeze is the hilarious game of made-up movies. Win trophies for writing funny titles for outlandish, made-up movies! Each round, you’ll roll the genre die (which has sci-fi, rom-com, horror, action, drama and producer’s choice), then draw two premise cards, one What? and one Who?. The combination of those three items gives you the concept for the movie. Now you just need to come up with a title. Do a good job, and you’ll win a schquid trophy; collect enough trophies, and you’ll win the game. What a great game for family fun on Oscar night! ABC thinks so. Check out their list of ideas to bring a little Hollywood home. We are thrilled to include the Schmovie Board Game in our Hollywood Swag Bags being gifted to nominees, guests and talent staying at The Four Seasons Hotel honoring Oscar Weekend. Now on Amazon & at cool stores nationwide.

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February 25, 2017

Zirconmania Offers the Revolutionary Diamond Veneer Collection

Zirconmania

by Lisa Gal

Founded in 1986,  Zirconmania is a jewelry designer & manufacture renowned for its high quality Trend, Bridge and Fashion jewelry. The Diamond Veneer Collection: Was launched in Nov. 2008, and is another great Zirconmania new innovation, by harnessing the development of extreme properties of diamonds at a nano-scale and add tremendous value to gem materials such as cubic zirconia that have long been used as inexpensive alternative diamonds. The Diamond-Veneer is based on the Zirconite Cubic Zirconia man-made gem that cannot be visually distinguished from a real diamond and is manufactured using nano-crystalline diamond like coating technology. Perfect for those that like fine jewelry, but don’t want their jewels lost while on vacation. Select nominees, guests and talent will be excited when they receive a pair of these 1 carat Diamond Veneer earrings included this weekend in the Hollywood Swag Bags Four Seasons Hotel Gift Bags Honoring Oscar Weekend.

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February 25, 2017

A Window to the World, in Your Pocket

2VR

by Lisa Gal

Stimuli 2VR is a hands free virtual reality experience from your smartphone. Virtual reality gives you access to an immense library of environments, games, and revolutionary experiences. Each package includes 2VR Fabric, a fabric wrap that blacks out your surroundings for a truly immersive experience. It works with most smartphones with a universal hold that can fit any 4″ – 6″ phone with a 6mm-9mm depth. Available in black as well as 3 limited edition colors. A pair of these virtual reality goggles will be included this weekend in the Hollywood Swag Bags Four Seasons Hotel Gift Bags Honoring Oscar Weekend. Change the way you see the world with Stimuli 2VR.

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February 24, 2017

Get The Look: ESSENCE’s Black Women in Hollywood Awards!

Last night marked the 10th anniversary of ESSENCE’s Black Women in Hollywood Awards! Gabrielle Union hosted the event and Danielle Brooks slayed the red carpet with her luscious locks!  Below, find the step by step guide on how celebrity hairstylist, Larry Sims gave each woman a sleek and fabulous with Schwarzkopf GLISS, Schwarzkopf got2b, and Smooth ‘N Shine!

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Gabrielle Union

How to Get the Look

  1. Start off by washing hair using  Schwarzkopf GLISS™ Oil Nutritive Shampoo & Conditioner
  2. Next, blow dry the hair out prepping with Schwarzkopf got2b Guardian Angel Flat Iron Balm 
  3. Take a feather razor and create a chin length textured bob
  4. Continue by using a dime sized curling barrel, wrapping hair loosely around the barrel in opposite directions leaving ends straight. Wrap pieces away from the hairline to give a water wave finish over the left eye
  5. From there, take a blow dryer to create a broken up textured look. Use Schwarzkopf got2b Mess-Merizing Hairspray to add more texture.
  6. Tuck hair really tight behind the right ear and make sure edges are laid down with Smooth ‘N Shine Edge Smoothing Pomade
  7. Use Schwarzkopf got2b Glam Force Hairspray for a firm hold to complete the look!
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February 24, 2017

My new true love: TRUE LOVE SKINCARE

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I was introduced to this amazing new skincare line at Doris Bergman’s Valentine Oscar Style Lounge–TRUE LOVE SKINCARE. Jen Suiter, mom from Utah, developed these amazing products from her own home. Not only great products just to maintain healthy, glowing skin; these products can help alleviate sun damage, eczema, cold sores, and more! These products contain only natural ingredients that never include chemicals or harsh compounds. Definitely check them out! The scrub and honey balm are two of my new favorite skin products and they smell amazing! You won’t be disappointed!

Home

XOXO,
Lizzy

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February 24, 2017

Women’s Health reveals: beauty companies are no longer reduce the green convo to whether a product is “natural” or “organic”.

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Information provided by Health Magazine: Our modern lifestyles are rough on the planet, and it shows. In the magazine’s October issue, Women’s Health reveals how beauty companies are no longer reducing the green convo to whether a product is “natural” or “organic”. They’re paying attention to every single way their ingredient sourcing and manufacturing processes affect you and the earth. Since, navigating these new waters can be murky, we’ve created a primer on what to look for next time you shop the beauty aisle.

A few tips and corresponding product picks:

  • Avoid Microbeads: Those plastic balls in face scrubs found their way into waters, fish, and now us. Last year Congress passed the Microbead-Free Waters Act, banning manufacturing of the ingredient by next year. Look for products with jojoba wax instead – a plant-based ingredient that is biodegradable.

o   DUNES (Gentle Face Exfoliant, $35)

  • Recycle Through the Brand: Some companies have created programs that make recycling easier than ever. Burt’s Bees has a program for all of its lip-care products – and you can print a prepaid mailing label from their website.

o   BURTS BEES (Tinted Lip Balm, $5)

  • Look for Refillable Containers: Using the same bottle or container eliminates even the energy it takes to recycle. Makeup compacts are the easiest place to make the switch. Some boutiques sell products out of giant vats and into a bottle that you can continually reuse. Check out Common Good, which has 200 refill stations nationwide.

o   JANE IREDALE (PurePressed Base, $42, and Compact, $18)

  • Be Water-Wise with Concentrates: Avoid buying skin products where water is listed as the first ingredient. Balms and serums can deliver ingredients into skin without the need for water. The United Nations estimated that 1.8 billion people will live in regions with absolute water scarcity by 2025 – so wasting a drop on your beauty routine is practically a crime against humanity.

o   ONE LOVE ORGANICS (Skin Savior Multi-Taking Wonder Balm, $49)

  • Check the Seal: Look for labels that say Ecocert, Cradle to Cradle, Fair Trade Certified, or Rainforest Alliance. Any of them mean these products went through a third-party vetting process to prove they meet sustainability guidelines.

o   MRS. MEYERS (Daily Soap Bar, $3.99)

  • Choose Biodegradable: Cleansers and cleansing wipes eliminate the need for water – and you can trash them.

o   YES TO (PrimRose Oil Facial Wipes, $6)

  • Be Careful with Glass: In theory glass can be recycled, but the reality is that different colors don’t always get sorted, and transporting them can increase CO2 fumes. To be sustainable, buy glass items with longer shelf lives, like fragrances, or products made in small batches to minimize waste.

o   MCMC Fragrances (Maine Perfume Oil, $45)

  • Plastic Isn’t Always Bad: It’s light-weight, which means fewer CO2 emissions when shipped than glass – and at least a portion of many bottles consist of post-consumer recycled content (PCR). Some brands use 100 percent PCR plastic recovered from the ocean.

o    METHOD (Refreshing Body Wash, $6)

  • Don’t Always Assume Natural is Better: If the only way to get the natural version is by schlepping to some far-flung place – which could take more energy and release more CO2 emissions – it could actually make more sense to use a synthetic version. When you do opt for a natural product, look for local, sustainably grown ingredients.

o   TATE HARPER (Lip and Cheek Tint, $36)

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