June 27, 2016

LCPR client magazine placements, more to follow

Pura d'or in Composure magazine

Pura d’or Premium Organic Hair Care as featured in Composure magazine. Happy Anniversary Composure mag.!

 

Petal Fresh in BSB magazine

Petal Fresh as featured in in Beauty Store Business magazine

 

www.purador.com

www.petalfresh.com

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May 2, 2016

Melinda presents a “Beauty Bazaar” of products you’ll love

Today on IndyStyle Wish TV, our very own Melinda Lombardi showcased beauty items you will love to know of and learn more about!

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Here they are:

The Travalo instantly makes your perfume travel friendly. It refills in seconds with no spills, no mess and no damaging exposure to air. The patented filling system makes it easy to just pump and fill. The Travalo is available in several designs and a variety of colors.
www.travalo.com

Bee Friendly Skin Care is handmade and organic to give our bodies the benefits that nature intended them to have. Bee Friendly Skin Care is the world’s leading all natural honey bee based skincare.
The Organic Oil Based Makeup Remover Facial Cleanser is powerful enough to remove even the most stubborn dirt, makeup, mascara and eye liner while revitalizing, nourishing and moisturizing your skin with its all natural skin ingredients.
The Raw Honey Facial Mask – Is made with raw unfiltered and unprocessed honey. Honey is anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-fungal and it is also a natural antibiotic
The Organic Exfoliating Facial Scrub – Made with Organic Sugar Cane & Honey it will smoothen and polish your skin by gently removing dead skin cells and impurities from your skin. It will also help smoothen fine lines and wrinkles while increasing circulation to brighten your skin.
The Foaming Facial Wash is gentle enough for the most delicate areas of your face and strong enough to nourish your skin deeply and effectively. It has a light refreshing scent and is a great unisex product, men love this too.
www.beefriendlyskincare.com

Waist Trainers by Hourglass Express
The Classic Waist Trainer
* Burns 2-4 inches off your waist within 30 days of waist training.
* Is adjustable: Three columns with hook-eye closures which allows you to size down as you progress.
* The natural rubber (latex) helps stimulates perspiration and boosts thermal activity
* Recommended to be worn while working out.
* Plastic bones hold long term hourglass structure for extended use.
* Corrects posture as well as creating an hourglass figure
The Slimming Corset
* Gives an instant slimming effect
* Is Lightweight and breathable.
* Is Perfect for everyday use under clothing.
* Features three rows of hook-eye closures so you can size down as you progress.
* Made with nylon/spandex.
* Corrects posture as well as creating an hourglass figure
www.hourglassexpress.com

Out of Africa Hand Crafted Shea Butter products have powerful hydrating properties that easily penetrate the skin and will not clog pores. Shea butter is moisturizing, helps with anti-aging, protects and has healing properties. A favorite product in the line is the Out of Africa Shea Butter Tins with 100% Pure Unrefined Shea Butter. The pretty, intricately designed tins are perfect for on the go care. Shea butter is an all-natural product. It is a creamy-colored fatty substance made from the nuts of karite nut trees that grow wild in the savannah regions of West and East Africa.
www.outofafricashea.com

Pura d’or Pro Organic 100% Argan Oil is imported from South Western Morocco. It is cold pressed, unrefined with no chemicals added. Use it on your skin, nails, hair to soften the look of fine lines and wrinkles, soften cuticles, tame flyaway hair, help relieve dry skin. You will find many uses for this pure and organic product.
www.purador.com

With the Color Me Automatic Foundation Applicator Kit – with 250 sonic taps per second, Color Me allows women to tap on their foundation and powder just like the professionals do. The result: smooth coverage that lasts all day. Color Me sponges buff foundation smoothly for award winning, long-lasting coverage – even in hard-to-reach areas like around the nose and eyes. The sponge tip achieves remarkable precision for clean lines around the lips, eyebrows, and up to the hairline. The sponges are latex-free and hypoallergenic.
www.colormebeauty.com

 

 

 

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March 28, 2016

Illumination Creme, Beard Savers and more on Studio62

Hi everyone, today I join our friend Jamarcus, Studio62 with Jamarcus Gaston”  with great beauty and grooming products for him and her.

 

Beard Saver

Bluebeards Original Beard Saver

 

For Her: Gerard Cosmetics BB Plus Illumination Creme  is a versatile product that can be used in a variety of ways. The product’s golden undertone adds dimension and a youthful glow to any complexion. Wear it alone, use it as a cream highlighter, as a primer or mixed in with your favorite foundation or moisturizer. BB creams are famous for their anti-aging, hydrating and brightening properties and with the boost of illuminating particles from this creme, they (the illuminating particles) help to hide imperfections.

www.gerardcosmetics.com

 

For Him Jack Black Dry Erase Ultra Calming Face Cream with Hydromanil™, Ginger Root, Vitamins C & E. This powerful, non-greasy cream provides immediate and lasting moisturization for dry skin, calms sensitive skin, and helps reduce redness and irritation.

 

The formulas traps essential moisture and aides in the repair and replenishment of the skin’s natural protective barrier. Fortified with skin comforters and anti-irritants, it calms irritated skin and helps reduce redness.

 

(Note: + Hydromanil™ is a special patented moisturizer)

www.getjackblack.com

 

For Her: Pura d’or Pro Organic Rosehip Seed Oil is USDA Organic, 100% natural. Enriched with essential fatty acids (Omega 3, 6, 9). As well as Natural Retinol Acid (Vitamin A) and Vitamin C. This Rose Hip Seed Oil is cold pressed and unfiltered.

Regenerates skin cells, stimulating collagen production

Reduces the appearance of scars and stretch marks

Restores pH balance to soothe skin

Soothes scalp and encourages root health

 

(Note: the cold pressing method keeps all of the nutrients in the oil)

www.purador.com

For him: BlueBeards Original Beard Saver alternative to beard oil.

Long before the beard boom, a husband and wife cooked up a solution to beard itch in their kitchen. These leave-in conditioners are truly a beard oil alternative, leaving your beard soft and healthy. They are non greasy and  take care of the sensitive skin underneath men’s facial hair. Perfect for keeping itch away in the scruffy stages, and just as adept at keeping fuller beards under control.

https://bluebeardsoriginal.com/

 

For her: Out of Africa Shea Butter Body Washes are nourishing and perfect for all skin types especially delicate skin. They are made with Pure Unrefined Shea Butter and essential oils. Naturally rich in vitamins and antioxidants A, E and F . They are available in scents like geranium, lemon verbena, grapefruit, vanilla and lavender plus unscented. (Men like them too!)

www.outofafricashea.com

 

For him: Dove Men + Care Body & Face Wash fights skin dryness. The ultra-light, hypoallergenic formula locks in natural moisture, hydrating the skin making it  healthier and  stronger skin.  All Dove Men+Care Body Washes are powered by MICRO-MOISTURIZERS, which activate on skin during lather for healthier, stronger skin.

Types:

NEW Removes Oil Control body wash removes oil without over drying and helps maintain skin’s hydration levels

Clean Comfort body wash is a mild formula with a refreshing scent

Extra Fresh body wash is an invigorating cleansing gel with a touch of menthol for a cooling sensation

http://www.dovemencare.us/products/body-washes-bars/

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February 16, 2016

Get the look from the Malan Breton show using Cargo Cosmetics

get-the-look from the Malan Breton show using Cargo Cosmetics.

 

Created by lead artist, Joey Sanchez for Cargo Cosmetics, the look was dubbed “Gotham Disco Dollies” and played off the 70s and 80s glam inspired collection. The face was made up of high impact shine on eyelids and cheekbones, with cancelled out brows and a bright, strong lip.  
Get-the-look from Joey Sanchez:

 

PRIME THE FACE

  • Prime the face using the Cargo HD Picture Perfect Pore Refining Primer followed by foundation.

CANCEL OUT THE BROWS

  • Use wax on the brows to create a base for cancelling. This is not a total drag queen style, but we took a page out of those fierce ladies’ book! Layer on the wax and use translucent powder until completely flattened and matte.
  • Cover the brow using a creamy concealer with a thick consistency as opposed to liquid foundation. I used Cargo Cosmetics’ Double Agent Concealing Balm.
  • I then went back and lined the inner part of the brow with the Brow Pencil and set it with powder.

 

HIGHLIGHT AND CONTOUR

  • Match concealer to the model’s inner wrist to find the right shade for highlighting and drawing their features forward. This is a tip I use to bring forth dimensions in the face. Finish with Cargo HD Picture Perfect Pressed Powder all over to set.
  • Now that you have your perfect, blank canvas – we get to do the fun stuff! We used the Cargo ColorStick in “Champagne” as an eye shadow base and used it to highlight cheekbones followed by the Matte Bronzer for contouring.

 

ADD LOTS OF SHEEN AND DEFINITION TO THE EYES

  • We used a mix of the Cargo Eye Shadow Single in “Toronto” with the Colorstick in “Champagne” for the eyes. Lots of shimmer and sheen that look amazing – almost wet – under the runway lights.
  • The hot lights made Cargo’s Swimmables water-resistant (aka sweat proof!) line a must. We lined using the Eye Pencil in “Black Sea.” I winged out the liner diffusing as I go for a more blended look. We also lined the inner waterline and lower lashes.
  • I added falsies for lots of drama and finished the look off with Cargo’s new Boundless Lashes Mascara.

 

FINISH WITH A STRONG RED POUT

  • For the lips, I primed with the HD Lip Primer, lined using Swimmables Lip Pencil in “Moscow” and then made a custom blend of the Essential Lip Color in “Paris” and “Sedona” for that beautiful red shade. Topped it off with a shimmer Lip Gloss on the bottom pout and cupid’s bow in “Belgium.”

Photo credit: www.socialnetwork.com

 

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January 15, 2016

Sheen Magazine Beauty Picks

sheen gerard jane iredale

http://www.sheenmagazine.com/sheen-picks-do-what-you-love-in-2016/

Gerard Cosmetics & Jane Iredale

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January 13, 2016

Luxury for your face

SY.CLEANSER

SUSTAINABLE YOUTH® ULTRA CREAMY CLEANSING LOTION is so creamy and immensely soft you won’t believe it is a cleanser. In fact, when I first applied it to my damp face I thought that I accidentally hit my moisturizing lotion pump instead of the cleanser, I looked down and saw that it was no mistake, I was pleasantly surprise!

SUSTAINABLE YOUTH® ULTRA CREAMY CLEANSING LOTION cleanser is what luxury feels like. This creamy cleansing lotion removes all make up (even water proof mascara and eyeliner) without stripping your skin of its natural oils. All Sustainable Youth ingredients are green all natural and organic.

So go ahead click here Sustainable Youth and spread it on!

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October 8, 2015

Me, Jamarcus, shopping ideas & Studio 62

Today I appeared on Studio 62 with Jamarcus Gaston. It was fun filled as always and here are some ideas I presented for the early holiday shoppers.

aria beauty bridal blow dryer

Aria Beauty has a Bridal Edition blow dryer, The HONEYMOON MINI BLOW DRYER . It is The ultimate one-of-a-kind gift for the bride to be this holiday season. It is crafted with ionic and dual voltage technology, this luxury mini blow-dryer is powerful and light enough to bring along on your honeymoon or anywhere your journey together takes you. It’s presented in a white satin lined gift box with white satin handle. With a soft touch finish with gorgeous lace overlay. www.ariabeauty.com

nuface device mynuface

NuFace: The award-winning, multi-solution device is FDA-cleared and clinically tested for improved facial contour, skin tone, and wrinkle reduction to give you a more radiant, younger looking appearance.
Natural, non-invasive facial-lift using microcurrent technology. Visible results that are long-lasting with continued use. Easy to use in as little as 5-minutes a da. Designed with interchangeable anti-aging treatment attachments. Professional quality results in the comfort of your home.

What’s included:
(1) NuFACE Trinity Device, (1) NuFACE Trinity Facial Trainer attachment, (1) 2oz. Gel Primer, (1) Charging Cradle with Power Adapter. www.mynuface.com

journal roberta roller rabbit

roberta roller rabbit pencil box

Roberta Roller Rabbit by Roberta Freyman stationary is beautiful. Rich textiles and pattern adorn these journals . A Penny for your thoughts? Keep them all in these sturdy cotton bound colorful hand-block print journals. With ruled paper, expandable storage pouch inside back cover, – elastic band closure.Roberta Roller Rabbit is sold in NC and has 2 locations in South Carolina.www.robertarollerrabbit.com And the Roberta Roller Rabbit Pencil Box is a gorgeous pencil storage piece.

pure trim diet

PureTrim – Celebrity Favorite Weight-Loss Program from the Mediterranean
PureTrim is a Mediterranean program gaining popularity within A-listers in Hollywood because of the quick results celebrities see within 3 days, with an average weight-loss of 7lbs in 10days. This easy to follow 3 part system is Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Soy-Free with less than 1 gram of sugar, along with it being 100% Plant-Based nutrition.To see the amazing celebrity fans or to view the impressive before and after photos go to www.PureTrim.com.

julee ireland diy

The Do It Yourselfer will love the new book series by Julee Ireland “DIY on the Fly”.

DIY on the Fly under $25 is a series of books by Julee Ireland designed to inspire people of all ages to discover their Design Diva and Make Craft Magic for their home and lifestyle without breaking the bank! You don’t have to be a designer to achieve a designer look and DIY on the FLY under $25 is here to show you how! You will find the perfect DIY recipes that cover several areas of your home from your front door, to your children’s room or nursery, to your shower. Don’t worry; DIY on the FLY has got you covered! Now let’s get crafting.

Order Julee’s book at www.itsaglamthing.com or here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0692520597?keywords=diy%20on%20the%20fly&qid=1444083707&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1

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June 21, 2015

Sweden skincare comes to the USA

Lucille Ball once said “The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly & lie about your age”. Well Lucy I love you but I recently found that the secret to staying young comes in a bottle. Or 6. Face Stockholm has become my newest go to skincare to help prevent aging and will also dissolve acne, and oil throughout the use of the system.

FACE Stockholm

FACE Stockholm

FACE Stockholm is the first and only Swedish cosmetics/skincare line to hold true to the Swedish beauty regimen. The FACE Stockholm line is soft, yet powerful enough to fight premature aging. It is gentle on my sensitive skin. Equipped with a cleanser, toner, day cream, night cream, eye serum and corrective serum you can use it morning and night with no problem.

After two weeks I could see an improvement on the texture of my skin, my skin looked tighter and even the contours of my face seemed more “chiseled”. I have used many skincare products throughout my life and find that I can incorporate Face Stockholm into my routine. Each product stands alone in its purpose for your routine. I highly recommend this product for anti-aging, sensitive, oily or combination skin. If you want to know more about FACE Stockholm skincare and cosmetics, go to www.facestockholm.com

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April 14, 2015

Get the look: Shailene Woodley

Best Female Performance winner Shailene Woodley rocked the carpet last night at the 2015 MTV Movie Awards with a French inspired, bold yet naturally radiant look, created by Celebrity Makeup Artist Roxy.

Shailene Woodley

Shailene Woodley

To achieve this look, Roxy hydrated Shailene’s face by applying Laurel Whole Plants Organic Skin Facial Elixir to her face, neck and décolletage. Next, to even out her skin tone and achieve a flawless finish, Roxy applied a sheer foundation with a beauty blender sponge. She then softly played up the definition of Shailene’s cheek bones with a warm cream RMS Bronzer. Following this, for extra radiance, Roxy applied RMS illuminizer down the bridge of Shailene’s nose, above and around the corners of her brows, in a C shaped manner.

For her eyes, Roxy applied a chocolate brown liner along the top and bottom lash lines, diffusing it softly with a petite eye brush. To emphasize the eyes a bit more, she layered a soft black liner on her top lid with a subtle smudge. Last but not least, Roxy focused on Shailene’s lips, applying a mixture of Burt’s Bees Lip Crayons in Napa Vineyard and Redwood Forest ($9, www.burtbees.com), for a rich, bold and creamy red that finished the look flawlessly.

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March 27, 2015

Changing the “face” of time

Ella Bing Introduces the Razor Revolution

**Changing the Industry One Face at a Time**

(Tampa, FL) Ella Bing is proud to announce their entrance into the high end men’s grooming and shaving industry with their newest product line. They have teamed with William & Henry Co., a local artisan and designer to produce new, exquisite men’s razors with beautiful wooden handles that turns shaving from a bothersome task to an enjoyable experience.

Snakewood Razor from Ella Bing

Snakewood Razor from Ella Bing

The art of shaving is a duty that all men may or may not enjoy. What better way to make it more enjoyable than to have a razor you feel comfortable with and confident that will get the job done.

Each razor is hand turned, sanded and polished with superior exotic woods. The razors hardware is chrome-plated for corrosion resistance, ease of cleaning and surface durability. As an added bonus the heads of these razors can fit either a safety razor or a Gillette Fusion.

Amboyna Razor from Ella Bing

Amboyna Razor from Ella Bing

Ella Bing is releasing a full line consisting of the Snakewood Style resembling the skin patterns of a vicious viper to the Amboyna Burl that resembles the tranquility of an Indonesian Island.

These products will make great additions to our already stellar lineup and continue to outclass the competition.

In the world of mass production, it is very rare to find a company that puts as much pride into their product like Ella Bing. No item is mass produced and all items are handcrafted with care, taking in every finest detail. That’s the Ella Bing way.

About Ella Bing:

Ella Bing is a family owned business specializing in both cloth and wood bow ties as well as other male fashion and lifestyle accessories. The company was founded after the loss of a brother and son, Matthew Kraus. The Kraus family honors Matthew’s spirit, infectious personality and love of fashion with handmade custom bow ties, much like Matthew himself would have worn. Matthew lives on in timeless style via Ella Bing and his family. The work is centered on quality, presentation, attention to detail and customer service. What’s more, 10% of every sale goes to the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay. This is the handcrafted gift that keeps on giving.

For more information on Ella Bing and this line visit: www.ellabing.com

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