April 16, 2019

NEW! ella+mila just launched clean eye palettes!

To complement their best-selling nail polish shades, ella+mila recently launched a line of clean eye palettes on April 9th! Composed of eyeshadows, blush, and highlight this palette has everything you need to complete any look while including good-for-you ingredients!

Like all ella+mila products, these eye palettes are vegan, cruelty-free, PETA certified, do not contain harmful chemicals, and are available in four different goddess shades!

This highly sought after brand is constantly staying ahead of the times, by always keeping their colors trendy and on point! With a passion for color and dedication to healthy beauty, the founders strive to provide fashion-forward beauty products without compromise.

Recently launched on ellamila.com for $29.99, ella+mila palette’s are affordable and made for every type of girl!

Features that make it a NEW must have:

  • Newly Released on April 9th

  • Available on ellamila.com for $29.99
  • 4 Goddess Different Palettes: Flirty Goddess, Mermaid Goddess, Blushing Goddess, and Ultra Goddess
  • Each palette includes: eyeshadows + blush + highlighter
  • Products do not contain: Paraben, Phthalates, Talc & Gluten
  • Vegan
  • Animal cruelty-free
  • Made in the USA
  • Certified by PETA

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April 11, 2019

HELP WANTED: HOW TO AVOID ROOKIE MISTAKES ON A JOB INTERVIEW

Whether you are in college seeking an internship, or further on in your career and looking to advance your position, making basic and careless mistakes on a job interview can cost you that opportunity even if you have the experience, credentials, and intelligence.

First impressions count!

If you are in doubt, studies have shown that within the first seven seconds of meeting, people will have a solid impression of who you are — and some research suggests a tenth of a second is all it takes to start determining traits like trustworthiness.  Katherine M. Rothman is the CEO of KMR Communications, a public relations firm she founded at the age of 28. The firm specializes in beauty, health and fitness PR.  Since the agency’s inception in 1998, Ms. Rothman has interviewed hundreds of applicants for positions ranging from interns to directors and vice presidents.

Here are 14 tips on interviewing straight from the CEO herself:

Don’t Be Late

Ms. Rothman really dislikes the excuse, of, “I’m sorry I am 15 minutes late, I didn’t know where to park.”  When you confirm the interview time and place, it is the applicant’s responsibility to ask questions about where to park. If it sounds like it might be mildly confusing, do a dry run to the interview location so that you don’t drive around aimlessly minutes before the interview. When you show up late to an interview, you seem unreliable, unorganized, and you have to dig yourself out of a black hole by making a really amazing impression.

Be on Your Best Behavior the Moment You Enter the Building

From the minute your feet enter the building of the interview, assume that anyone you encounter could be a potential interviewer. If you are talking on a cell phone in the lobby, censor your conversation and comments. In the elevator, make polite eye contact with everyone. Treat the receptionist like royalty!   If you use the restroom prior to the interview, give a nice hello to anyone you encounter. The person who was just your stall mate could be the head of HR!

Research the company

Google the company. Visit their website. Know who their clients, are, what they do, who they serve, who their competition is, and find out what sets them apart from their other businesses in their field. It is important to do your research prior to the interview. It will give you greater command of the topics you will be asked about and make you feel more confident which will transmit into a better impression. If you are asked why you want to work at company XYZ, you will be able to answer intelligently and specifically instead of in a cookie cutter manner.

Dress to Impress

Do your best to do some sleuthing and find out what the culture of the company is.  Perhaps read some reviews on Glassdoor, Google, or ask friends.

How you dress has a lot to say about your presence in business.

If the company is artsy, it’s better if you don’t come in looking like a corporate stiff. Conversely, if the atmosphere is corporate, ripped jeans and a tank top won’t get you far. When in doubt, it is better to be overdressed than underdressed. When you are asked back for a second-round interview you can better tailor your attire to the office norm.

Don’t Let Your Body Language Give You Away- Skilled interviewers are adept are reading non-verbal clues, i.e. body language. Most likely, the handshake will be your only moment of physical contact with the interviewer. Studies say that handshakes play a significant role in first impressions, so make it count. Your shake should be neither bone crushing, nor limp fish. Aim for a firm handshake, and as you shake, make eye contact and smile. Once seated, do not slump, fidget or lean back in your chair which can signal boredom or arrogance. Lean slightly forward to indicate interest. Don’t cross your arms as this can make you look defensive or like you are hiding something.

Don’t Give Cliché Answers to Questions

If you are asked what your best qualities are, avoid saying, “I am an organized, self-starter and team player and my biggest weakness is that I am a perfectionist.” These may all be true but find another way to state these attributes. Instead, if asked about a weakness, choose a real weakness and put a positive spin on it. You may say, for example, “I always want to meet my deadlines, but sometimes in doing so, I rush too much.  I am trying to slow down and be more meticulous.”

Don’t talk incessantly and ramble on

You are being judged on how articulate you are and how you present yourself in a corporate situation. An interview should not be your own monologue. Answer the questions concisely and wait for the interviewer to ask the next. As you are speaking, try to gauge if you are keeping the interviewer engaged in what you are saying.  If their eyes are glazed over and they are tapping their pen, you have spoken enough.

Ask not what the company can do for you, ask what you can do for the company

To loosely paraphrase JFK on his inauguration speech, make it clear how your skills can help the company you are interviewing with. A first interview should not be about, how many vacation days do I get? Do you have a 401K? Do you have summer hours?

What are your benefits? These questions should be saved for second round interviews when the company has indicated that they have a sincere interest in you. Round 1 should be strictly about what you bring to the table.

Wipe Your Social Media Clean of Anything That is Embarrassing or Simply Don’t Post That Content in the First Place

A company need not be the FBI to find pictures/comments that pertain to you on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.  Be mindful of what you are posting. Anything that looks undignified, shows illegal activity, prejudice, anger management issues or castes you in a poor light can be a mark against you even if you had a stellar interview. Watch your social media, one post is not worth the sacrifice of your dream job!

Remove Tongue Piercings, Nose Piercings and Cover Large Tattoos

These things may be en trend with your age group, however, if you are interviewing with a conservative company, these might negate you right away. The same would go for pink hair or other extreme styles for men and women.  I am not saying having your own sense of style and living outside the box are bad things, it can be quite fabulous. But in reviewing the environment of the company you want to work for, consider if the way you are presenting yourself showcases you as the best candidate to represent the culture of that company. When you are entrusted with the interests of a company you become an ambassador. You need to adapt to that company. 

Do not walk in smelling like you sampled every fragrance in a department store

If you must wear fragrance, keep it light and subtle. Fragrance is a very personal thing. The last thing you want is an interviewer sneezing with watery eyes because you have gone overboard on the perfume or cologne.

Bring Ample Resumes

If you are meeting with one or even several people, there is nothing that makes you look more unprepared than assuming the interviewer has your resume handy. Make sure that you carry ample resumes in a professional looking portfolio/binder so that the paper is not wrinkled when you hand it over.

Don’t forget to write a thank you

Write a thank you follow-up e-mail to every person with whom you met. Do this even if you do not want the position.  It’s a small world and being polite goes a long way! If you want the position, and it comes down to you and another candidate with identical credentials and you are the one who writes the note, most likely you will be “the chosen one.”

Don’t be silent when the interviewer asks at the end if you have remaining questions

Too often, applicants say, “no, thanks I think you covered everything.” You may feel you are being polite by saying this, but you actually come across as disengaged and docile. Come up with at least one thought-provoking question that refers to something the interviewer commented on or asked.

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April 5, 2019

Abbie Cornish wears THREE FLOOR!

 Abbie Cornish was photographed wearing THREE FLOORrecently in NYC while promoting her new book, Pescan: A Feel Good Cookbook. The actress stepped out wearing THREE FLOOR’Modernist Dress from their PF19 collection for a chic black and white look (Price Available Upon Request, www.threefloor.com)
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April 3, 2019

Marsai Martin Wears Chinese Laundry!

Marsai Martin was photographed wearing Chinese Laundry while out in NYC promoting her new movie “Little”. The actress looked business chic in her hot pink Aloha Floral Platform Heel ($99.95, www.chineselaundry.com).
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April 2, 2019

Check out  freebeautyevents.com for free makeovers, free samples and a chance to win beauty products

Check out  freebeautyevents.com   for free makeovers, free samples and a chance to win beauty products in our monthly contest.

Details on the April Beauty Basket Giveaway:
This month our basket includes products from L’Oreal, Neutrogena, Nature Box, Eva NYC,  and more! The Contest runs from now through 4/30/19, winners will be chosen on 5/10/2019 and notified by 5/15/2019. Pleasego to our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/FreeBeautyEvents/app/355270434639042/) and like us, then enter to win on our page. You can also enter on our website at http://www.freebeautyevents.com/contest
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March 25, 2019

Edy Ganem Visits The Egg House’s LA Pop-Up!

Edy Ganem posted several photos at The Egg House’s LA pop up on Instagram today! The actress and her family documented their egg-scellent adventure posing for fun photos at The Egg House’s egg-themed pop up including an oversized egg carton and brunch room!

About The Egg House
The Egg House is the first egg-themed pop-up space offering a multi-sensory experience. With multiple rooms of immersive installations and interactive experiences, The Egg House is a house full of dreams and fantasies that saves you from the busy concrete city, and brings you a shareable fun time to spend with friends and family.
Stationing in a 12,000 square foot sunlit space on Melrose Place in West Hollywood, which is four times the size of New York’s, Egg House, features 12 scenes showing LA’s must-see attractions and four snack stations serving free egg-themed pick-me-ups. Among the 12 scenes, a few of the highlights include a 750 square foot pink and blue basketball court paying respect to the Staples Center, a beach scene illustrating the Santa Monica Piers, and a miniature room filled with tiny tableware inviting guests to the perfect brunch in LA.
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March 22, 2019

How Alcohol Affects Your Beauty

Many women nowadays follow a lot of skin regimen and routines just to improve their overall appearance. Although there is no doubt about having skin care routines can improve naturally your beauty and looks, most people fail to realize that the food and drinks they consume play a huge role in their respective looks and appearance. Alcohol, for instance, has a very destructive component that affects the physical and internal beauty.

As it happens, too much alcohol in your system can dramatically degrade your physical looks. While having good-looking cocktails and drinks for the purpose of social media attraction is pretty enticing, you must realize that these drinks do not offer any benefit for you. And if you are not entirely sure how alcohol affects your beauty, here are some reasons why you must start a sober living for women immediately:

Speed Up Aging Process

Alcoholic drinks can naturally speed up your aging process. And this is a fact that you must always remember. Keep in mind that when you drink alcohol, it totally dehydrates your body. Apparently, alcohol prevents the production of your anti-diuretic hormones. This forces your kidney to work harder than the usual. Thus, removing a lot of water from your body.

Certainly, you know what happens when your system is dehydrated. It does not only affect your skin, but it also affects every organ in your system. And when your skin dries inside out, your skin tends to wrinkle much quicker than the usual. Moreover, this will slow down your cells to regenerate new ones. Hence, you will end up having dry old skin that could make you look much older.

Damage Your Hair

Just like your skin, your hair can be also damaged when you are dehydrated. According to studies, skin and hair share almost the same cells. So, when one is experiencing a great deal damage, there is also a huge chance that the other is also experiencing the same thing.

In addition, it has been found that drinking alcohol decrease the zinc that is in your body. And when your body lacks the needed amount of zinc, this results in a much serious hair damage and degradation.

Causing Redness in Your Face

For sure, you’ve seen how your or someone’s face turns red when they drink alcohol. In actuality, the reddish or pinkish skin that appears when you drink too much alcohol does not mean that you are already drunk. This only means that the small blood vessels in your skin widens as you consume alcohol. Once these small vessels widen, they encourage more blood flow in the areas affected or your face.

Although some may say that they look good in having a pinkish or reddish glow, this actually can cause serious damage to your skin, blood vessels, and your eyes. This condition is called rosacea that once worsens, it could lead to blindness and other serious conditions.

Bloated Face

You are surely aware of the “beer-belly” condition. And it is common knowledge already that alcoholic drinks are the main reason for this. But, little did everyone know that liquors and alcoholic beverages can also result in the bloating of your face.

This series of events is actually related to the apparent dehydration that your body experiences when you consume alcohol. Since your system is experiencing a lot of water and electrolyte loss, your system tends to rob all the water that it can get when you drink water or eat food. And this abrupt robbing causes for the tissues to swell. Hence, this results in having a bloated face.

Swelling Around Your Eye

The same thing happens to your eyes as they also get swollen when you drink alcohol. This is all because of the water retention. It is important for you to note that dehydration affects almost all of your systems in the body. And although you will surely try to replenish your water consumption after drinking alcohol, your kidneys and liver will still try to work so hard. Accordingly, you will still end up dehydrated inside out.

Leads to Dull Complexion.

When your skin is healthy and glowing, this only means that your system and organs are working properly. Essentially, the way your skin looks and appears on the outside is a great indication that your internal system is working and functioning in its optimal state.

So, when you seem to notice that you are losing the brightness and glowing complexion that you once had, it only means that there is something wrong. And if you are drinking a lot of alcohol, this is the main effect that you can get from this negative habit.

All in all, the way you look outside has definitely something to do with the way your inner health and condition shows. So, even if you apply several creams and follow various skin care regimens, if you are not taking care or being mindful of the things you consume, your beauty will certainly fade in no time. And much more if you are drinking alcohol regularly.

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March 20, 2019

Choosing the Right Shower Gel for Your Skin

為您的皮膚選擇合適的沐浴露

選擇合適的沐浴露需要考慮您的護膚需求,並選擇最適合您的沐浴泡沫海綿。使用沐浴露很方便,因為它包裝在一個瓶子裡。與肥皂不同,淋浴露不那麼混亂,更容易攜帶旅行。此外,淋浴露對皮膚的刺激性要比肥皂強,並且有更多的香味和變化。

以下是一些選擇合適沐浴露的方法:


1.根據皮膚細節選擇

選擇合適的沐浴露是沐浴常規的第一步。要選擇合適的沐浴露,必須考慮您的皮膚類型和需求,以及讓您感覺最放鬆和舒適的香味。

  • 選擇您喜歡的香味。陣雨有助於緩解壓力。選擇一款能讓您精力充沛的香薰沐浴露,沒有更好的方法來增加您的沐浴時間。如果您喜歡涼爽清爽的沐浴,柑橘和薄荷香味非常適合給您帶來刺激的感覺。玫瑰和薰衣草香味凝膠有助於鎮靜,而香草和漿果香味的凝膠會讓你聞起來非常甜美並具有果香味。
  • 選擇適合您皮膚類型的產品。選擇適合您皮膚類型的沐浴露,獲得最大的益處。如果您的皮膚乾燥,請選擇含有天然油脂和保濕霜的保濕凝膠,最好選擇無香型凝膠。另一方面,如果您有油性皮膚,請選擇旨在幫助控制多餘油脂的澄清沐浴露。
  • 考慮過敏和皮膚敏感性。如果你有敏感的皮膚,選擇有機,無化學,無香味的天然沐浴露是防止皮疹和突破的最佳選擇。此外,購買不含硫酸鹽(十二烷基硫酸鈉或SLS)的沐浴露是最理想的,因為硫酸鹽是許多沐浴產品中常見的皮膚過敏原。


2.選擇起泡海綿

既然您已經決定購買哪種沐浴露,那麼下一個重要步驟就是選擇合適的泡沫海綿。因為沐浴露是液體形式,與肥皂相比,起泡沫可能更難,所以你需要一塊海綿來幫助你。

  • 塑料海綿。塑料海綿價格便宜,容易購買,並且具有各種形狀,尺寸和顏色。它們也比天然海綿快泡沫和柔軟。
  • 絲瓜瓤。絲瓜屬由絲瓜植物的干燥纖維製成。它比其他海綿類型更粗糙,更堅固,但它是天然的,是一個偉大的去角質。
  • 海綿。海綿是含有酶的天然海產品,可以阻止細菌,黴菌和黴菌。它還具有低過敏性,是敏感肌膚的理想選擇。雖然它可能比其他海綿貴一點,但海綿是很棒的沐浴必需品。


3.用沐浴露沐浴 既然你已經拿到了沐浴露和海綿,現在就可以開始在浴室裡使用它們!將自己浸泡在水中後,在海綿中塗抹適量的沐浴露。將海綿揉成泡沫,然後輕輕擦洗身體上的泡沫海綿。一旦你自己全身肥皂,用水沖洗乾淨,然後用毛巾擦乾。

Choosing the Right Shower Gel for Your Skin

Choosing the right shower gel for you entails considering your skin care needs and picking an accompanying lather sponge that works best for you. Using a shower gel is convenient because it is packaged in a bottle. Unlike soaps, shower gels are less messy and easier to bring for travels. In addition, shower gels tend to be less harsh on the skin than soaps, and have more scents and variants.

Here are some ways to choose the right shower gel:

  1. Choose based on skin specifics

Choosing the right shower gel is the first step in your shower gel bathing routine. Pick the right shower gel for you by considering your skin type and needs, along with what scent will make you feel most relaxed and comfortable.

  • Choose your favorite scent. Showers are good for unwinding stress. There’s no better way to boost your bath time relaxation by choosing a scented shower gel that invigorates you. If you like a cool and refreshing bath, citrus and minty scents are perfect for giving you a zesty kick. Rose and lavender scented gels are good for calming, while vanilla and berry-scented gels will make you very sweet smelling and fruity.
  • Select what’s right for your skin type. Get the most benefits by choosing a shower gel suited for your skin type. If you have dry skin, pick a moisturizing gel with natural oils and moisturizers, and go for unscented gels, preferably. On the other hand, if you have oily skin, choose a clarifying shower gel designed to help control excess oil.
  • Consider allergies and skin sensitivities. If you have sensitive skin, choosing organic-based, chemical-free, unscented natural shower gels is your best option to prevent rashes and breakouts. Also, buying a shower gel free from sulfates (sodium lauryl sulfate, or SLS) is ideal, since sulfates are a common skin allergen found in many bath products.
  1. Choosing a lathering sponge

Now that you’ve decided which shower gel to buy, the next important step in your shower gel regimen is selecting the right lather sponge. Because gels are in liquid form, it may be harder to work up a lather compared to soaps, so you will need a sponge to help you with that.

  • Plastic sponges. Plastic sponges are cheap, readily available, and come in various shapes, sizes, and colors. They are also fast to lather and softer than natural sponges.
  • Loofahs. Loofahs are made from the dried fibers of the luffa plant. It is coarser and firmer than other sponge types, but it is natural and make for a great exfoliator.
  • Sea sponges. Sea sponges are natural sea products containing enzymes that keep bacteria, mold, and mildew away. It is also hypoallergenic and ideal for sensitive skin. Although it may be a bit more pricey than other sponges, sea sponges are great bath essentials.
  1. Bathing using a shower gel

Now that you’ve got your shower gel and sponge in hand, you’re now ready to start using them in the bathroom! After immersing yourself with water, apply a moderate amount of shower gel into your sponge. Squish the sponge to work up a lather, and gently scrub the lathered sponge on your body. Once you have soaped yourself all up, rinse away with water, and dry yourself with a towel after.

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March 19, 2019

Isla Fisher Wears Flora Dancia!

Los Angeles, CA – March 1, 2019 – Isla Fisher shared a photo on Instagram last night wearing Flora Dancia. The actress cuddled up with her furry friend wearing Flora Dancia’s Jacqueline Silk Pajama Set in navy ($595, www.floradancia.com).
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March 18, 2019

Chanel Iman Wears Silk Laundry

 
 Chanel Iman shared a photo over the weekend wearing Silk Laundry! The model posed with her daughter wearing the 90’s Silk Slip Dress Leopard ($184, www.silklaundry.com.au).
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