Donna Raheb
May 23, 2018

Ashley Greene Wears Monsoori!

Ashley Greene was photographed wearing Monsoori Monsoori last night at the Click My Closet Launch Party in New York City! The actress looked chic in a Monsoori Red Halter Gown with Bow from their Fall 18 Collection (price available upon request, www.monsoori.com).
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May 17, 2018

Jasmine Tookes Really Loves Gabriel NY Jewelry!

Jasmine Tookes shared a photo on Instagram, stacking her Gabriel NY 14K Yellow Gold Diamond Bangle ($825) and 14K Yellow Gold Diamond Bangle ($965) from the Bujukan Collection (www.gabrielny.com). The model also wore the same Gabriel NY bangles out for a dinner date in West Hollywood last week, and at the airport in Cannes, France recently.

 

 

 

 

 

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May 16, 2018

Royal Beauty Predictions with YouCam Makeup

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May 16, 2018

The DOUX is A MUST DO! New Indie Hair Care Line Now Available at Target

THE STORY:

There’s something NEW and worth telling people with curls of all types and textures about. The Doux® (pronounced The Do) is a “new school” modern hair care system with an “old school edge.” With packaging that is bold and bright and product titles inspired by 90’s hip hop, The Doux is poised to kill it with those seeking a way to smoothing curly, kinky, and wavy hair into both, curly or straight styles.

Created by Maya Smith, a 25-year celebrity stylist and International Curl Master, The Doux was first launched in Europe in 2011 in response to her passion for helping people master the hair they were born with. STRAIGHT, NATURAL, CURLY, or RELAXED, according to The Doux, if you grew it, it’s ALL GOOD. “I was living in Germany at the time, had my own salon there and my specialty was helping clients to transition to a relaxer-free lifestyle. I’m obsessed with people maximizing the potential of the hair they were born with. Mastering curls is my passion and purpose,” explains Smith.

The people felt her passion through her products. The Doux blew up overseas so much so that it caught the attention of media in the USA. “Once we started getting press in the states the demand for The Doux was incredible. I had to return to the states and see this vision through,” Maya Smith explains. In 2014, Maya opened The DOUX Salon™ in Macon Georgia’s historic Downtown district and started selling her professional grade products at her salons and on-line.

Fast-forward three years and a lot of work and dedication, The Doux will arrived in Target stores in the winter of 2017 into 2018; no easy feat for an indie brand. “We are so excited to bring The Doux to the masses. It’s 20 years in the making. We listened to 20 years of feedback from actual clients from Minneapolis to Morocco. We listened to what people wanted, a salon grade, high quality product that delivered on its promises. Helping people to manage and maintain their natural hair and celebrate their own bold, unique style is what the last 25 years of my professional life has been about,” Maya Smith shares.

The Doux also redesigned its packaging, with the intention to disrupt the category. Maya did all the of the package design herself bold with bright colors, which is the opposite of the more subdued look you see on the shelves currently. “I’m a fan of 90’s rap so I wanted to incorporate lyrics and titles in the packaging,” adds Smith. With titles such as Bonita Afro Balm, Mousse Def, Sucka Free, Fresh Rinse, and The Light, The Doux will most definitely catch the eyes of Millennials and Gen X’ers alike.

THE PRODUCTS: (Products & Images Available Upon Request)

Shampoo and Conditioner

*SUCKA FREE™ Moisturizing Shampoo, *FRESH RINSE™ Conditioner

Sulphate & Paraben-free Shampoo and Conditioning Duo with Shea Butter & Sea Silk. A gentle cleansing system for thick, dry, or color-treated hair. Ultra-hydrating conditioner has amazing slip for easy detangling. Sea silk smooths the cuticle, leaving hair frizz-free and full of body. MSRP: $12.99 each.

Stylers:

*BONITA AFRO BALM™ Shine Enhancing Texture Cream Delivers shine and manageability for pixies, Afro’s, tapered cuts, and twist/braid/coil sets. Certified organic botanicals, alcohol & paraben free. MSRP: $15.99.

*MOUSSE DEF™ Texture Foam Non-flaking mousse gives definition to curly styles without stiffness, cloudiness, or crunch. Soy proteins and natural humectants make this humidity-resistant styling aid ideal for thermal styling as well. MSRP: $14.99

*THE LIGHT™ Shine Mist Preserves color and protects hair from heat styling. Reduces drying time and delivers weightless shine to finished looks. Adds natural luster to natural styles. Infused with Black Cacao, Passion Fruit, and Palm Oil. MSRP: $14.99.

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May 13, 2018

Birdies Garden Party Collection Introducing a New Silhouette

San Francisco, CA (May 9, 2018) – Birdies, the company that is creating a new category in footwear – slippers for the entertaining space of the home – announces the Garden Party Collection launch today. Birdies combines the structure and style of designer flats with the comfort and softness of the most luxurious slippers. The collection focuses on a new slide silhouette infusing style and luxury with ease and versatility, featuring nine new styles including The Songbird which is influenced by longtime fan of the brand, Meghan Markle.

The interior-design-inspired lifestyle brand celebrates the love of hosting at home in style. Each pair is made from the finest materials including Birdies’ signature champagne satin quilting and 7-layer responsive cushion technology, for extra comfort and bounce. Rubber soles provide for indoor and outdoor versatility. Each slipper is designed with premium handmade details that embody an effortless style. Design elements include suedes, velvets and satin fabrics in blush, gold, navy, and berry tones with expressive embellishments like decorative pom-poms and tassels to provide an elevated look.

Birdies is passionate about elevating the experience at home. The slides are for the modern and busy woman who takes care of everyone and everything around her while wanting to look and feel her best. She is independent, effortlessly chic, wears many hats, and loves to entertain and bring people together. Combining innovative design and classic style, this new take on slippers is fashionable, luxurious, and incredibly comfortable. Each pair is available for women in half sizes from 5 through 12 with retail price at just $140 and available on www.birdiesslippers.com and the flagship store on Union Street in San Francisco.

Co-Founders, Bianca Gates, and Marisa Sharkey have always believed that everything is better when people come together. With the mission – “More Together,” the duo believes that the more we help each other, share with each other, and open our doors to each other, the further we can all go. “We founded Birdies to encourage and inspire people to create more together. To give people the confidence to open their doors and their hearts to invite the world in.” Says Bianca Gates, CEO and Co-Founder of Birdies.

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May 13, 2018

Two halos are better than one

Two Halos are better than one, and I don’t mean the orange kind. I’m talking about headbands that are exclusively created by Urbanhalo. If you wear headbands all the time like I do, you will especially love Urbanhalo Headbands. these Headbands serve a purpose, to keep hair away from your face and neck. It’s even more important to have your hair properly contained when exercising. Urbanhalos Headbands are the perfect hair accessory for both.

I love my headbands but the major drawback to metal or tight fitting headbands is that headaches can occur. Headbands will also leave a dent on the side of your head which isn’t noticeable but extremely uncomfortable.

Urbanhalo Headbands do not give you headaches. As a matter of fact, I can’t even feel them around my head, that’s how comfortable they are. They keep your hair in place, the sweat off your forehead and they don’t slip off. Did I mention they are nylon free and come in an array of fashionable colors. My daughter and I wear ours to spin class and we love them.The two styles shown above are Avalance (left) and Serendipity (right).

Urbanhalo Headbands are an exercise fashion “must have” and a stylish hair accessory for anytime. They are made of superior sweat-wicking fabric to keep you cool and dry throughout your daily activities. Urbanhalo Headbands measure 9 x 5 x .25 in so you can adjust the width of your band to fit your style and activity. The fabric is super soft and stretchy giving you the comfort you want.

Urban Halo Headbands are a loyal brand that’s handmade with love in the fabulous USA.

ABOUT THE CREATOR:Urbanhalo was created out of need when founder Jen Joas couldn’t find the ideal headband for her daily jog. Hoping to find something that looked good and kept sweat off her face without causing a headache, she started her quest to find the perfect fabric combination and Urbanhalo was born! Unique fabric blend
Created in the US.”

Urban Halo offers headbands in mens and childrens sizing si the whole family can enjoy them and a great price of $15 – learn more at Urbanhalo.com

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May 9, 2018

Pretty and Powerful Innovations in SPF’s from Jane Iredale

From left to right:

Hand Moisturizer: HandDrink® Hand Cream ($29, janeiredale.com)

NEW antioxidant-rich Lemongrass HandDrink® provides broad spectrum SPF 15 while smoothing and protecting skin without feeling greasy. Lemongrass Oils refresh and revive skin, Liposomal encapsulated Apple Extract brightens and evens the appearance of skin tone and White and Green Tea Extracts provide nourishment and antioxidant protection.

Blurring Cream: jane iredale Dream Tint Tinted Moisturizer ($41, janeiredale.com)

Dream Tint is a hydrating, lightweight, water-resistant tinted moisturizer with SPF 15 that gives a soft-focus effect that helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and enlarged pores. It’s formulated with lightweight minerals and is a tinted moisturizer that not only hydrates and provides sheer to medium coverage, but helps prevent trans-epidermal water loss.

Lip Tint: jane iredale LipDrink ($17, janeiredale.com)

LipDrink provides SPF 15 and powerful blend of antioxidants, green tea extracts and Vitamins C and E, to help protect against future damage. LipDrink is lemon scented and available in four shades including: Flirt a peachy pink, Crush a tinted sheer berry, Buff a sheer nude, and Sheer, the original translucent shade.  A fifth shade, Tease, a shimmery plum brown, will be launching July 2018.

4-in-1: jane iredale PurePressed™ Base Mineral Foundation ($42, janeiredale.com)

Semi-matte with a weightless feel, it provides broad spectrum SPF 20 that’s water resistant for up to 40 minutes while protecting the skin and minimizing pores and fine lines. Available in 24 shades and also has an eco-friendly refillable compact!

 

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May 8, 2018

Sol de Janeiro New Glow Oils On The Met Gala Red Carpet

Sol de Janeiro’s NEW Glow Oils debuted  at the Met Gala on celebs including Kate Upton, Lily Aldridge, Yara Shahidi, Tiffany Haddish, and Scarlett Johansson.

 Tracy Murphy for Kate Upton

o   Final Look: https://www.instagram.com/p/BifuuTaA66B/?hl=en&taken-by=tracymurphymua

o   “I used the Ipanema Sunset Glow Oil on Kate’s arms and legs, really blending it in for an even all over glow. I used a foundation brush and buffed it in around the collarbones, neck and décolletage. The result is stunning!!”

·         Quinn Murphy  for Lily Aldridge

o   Final Look: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bifi1Y0gOWH/?taken-by=quinnmurphy

o   “Before Lily was dressed I used the Copacabana Bronzing Glow Oil all over her body. Then I added the Ipanema Sunset Glow Oil to the places where the sun hits/highlight like the collar bone and center of the chest. The combination gave her that bronze glow that makes a red carpet!”

·         Emily Cheng for Yara Shahidi

o   Final Look: https://www.instagram.com/emilychengmakeup/?hl=en

o   “Once Yara was fully dressed I used a large fluffy eyeshadow brush and applied the Copacabana Bronzing Glow Oil on all the high points like her shoulder, collar bone and arms. Then I used my hands to spread and blend.”

·         Dionne Wynn for Tiffany Haddish

o   Final Look: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bifq0iGAlBT/?hl=en&taken-by=makeupbydionne

o   “I used the Copacabana Bronzing Glow Oil on Tiffany’s jawline, face and forehead for a super glowy look!”

·         Frankie Boyd for Scarlett Johansson

o   Final Look: https://www.instagram.com/frankieboyd/?hl=en

o   “Scarlett’s glow was achieved using the Ipanema Sunset Oil Glow applied with a buffer brush all over her body”

 

 

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May 2, 2018

It only takes a little black for a super white smile

How many beauty products do you have on your shelf that contain activated charcoal?  I can honestly say that I now have one, C6 teeth whitener. C6 contains activated charcoal and is as black as charcoal can get.

What is activated charcoal? Activated charcoal offers a  variety of applications that help to rid the body of toxins and it is medicinal. It’s the byproduct of slowly burnt wood, peat or coconut shells and becomes “activated” through a heating process. Activated charcoal traps unwanted chemicals in its tiny pores by a process called adsorption, defined as “the chemical reaction where elements bind to a surface,” where positively charged toxins attach themselves to the negative charge of activated charcoal.

 

There you have it. Now let me introduce you to C6.   C6 is an all natural formula that whitens teeth using activated charcoal (carbon) powder without the pain and sensitivity associated with chemical teeth whitening treatments. I’m not a fan of ultraviolet lights due to teeth sensitivity and I have used other teeth whiteners which I like. What I like about C6 is that you brush your teeth with the charcoal as you would toothpaste. (C6 does not replace toothpaste and I brush my teeth apter using it).

C6 is formulated with coconut shell charcoal powder and other organic ingredients to “adsorb” particles in your mouth helping to rid your teeth of stains associated with berries, coffees, teas and smoke. It also helps remove bacteria and toxins associated with bad breath.

After using C6 you will notice immediately how smooth the surface of your teeth are and whiter too.  The organic orange peel and peppermint oils contained in C6 add a refreshing taste that you will love! C6 activated charcoal powder will not lighten artificial teeth, caps, crowns, veneers or porcelain, composite or other restorative materials.

The only drawback to C6 is that as you brush your teeth with the charcoal, your teeth and mouth will be temporarily black, really black . It’s not a pretty sight but after rinsing your mouth out thoroughly, the results are brightening!

C6 contains no harmful chemicals is vegan and cruelty free and made in an FDA registered facility.

For more information and to purchase your C6 visit  www.getc6.com

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May 1, 2018

Key Jewelry Pieces for Summer

Summer is just around the corner, and with it comes the chance to break out those pieces that make you look fabulous in the sunshine. There are many items in your jewelry box that don’t see the light of day over the winter when the cold weather means you have to wrap your body up in layers of clothing. This is the time of year when you get to strip away those layers and dust off those fair-weather trinkets that will enhance your summer style. If you want to look your best, what are the key pieces you shouldn’t be without?

Necklaces

Summer means lower necklines and more skin on show, so you can wear larger pieces or use longer chains. The chunky look is in right now, with pieces that encase the neck with a network of stones like a ruff making the boldest statements. If you’d rather be a little less overt, long pendants, particularly those with semi-precious stones that give a natural, earthy look are the way to go. Think jade and amber, or go for the chic black of jet.

Earrings

If it’s hot, then unless you want your neck to overheat you’re best wearing long hair up, either in a braid, ponytail, in a scarf or under a hat. That means your ears will be on display, and you can go to town with your earrings. Again, you have two key choices. Go for large, showy pieces that draw attention to your ears and shout “look at me!”, such as large embellished hoops. Or choose some studs such as the titanium ones available from blomdahlusa.com. These will complement your face with your hair up and make a more understated addition to your look.

Bracelets and anklets

The trend for wearing multiple bracelets continues, with top fashion designers adding their versions to the market. Braided, leather, fabric and rope styles all combine well, or a set of mixed bangles in current styles makes for a different but equally effective look. It’s not so comfortable to wear massed bracelets on your ankle, so give it a miss, or go for a single matching piece.

Rings and piercings

It’s summer, you can get your belly button on show again! Other than intimate piercings, belly buttons are pretty much the only pierced body part that isn’t on show all year round, so make the most of the heat and flaunt your tummy. It’s a good time to completely change your other piercings too, choosing lighter metals and designs for the hot weather. If you normally wear rings that cover some of your skin, swap them for slimmer styles that allow your skin to breathe and avoid getting damaged, unhealthy skin issues on your fingers.

With these considerations in mind, you can now look at your summer jewelry collection and see what needs to go and what you need to start shopping for. The right pieces of jewelry make a massive difference to your look, so make sure you’ve got the best for the summer ahead.

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