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Review, Ingredients: LUSH for Valentine’s Day Spring 2015 Bath & Body Collection

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Valentine’s Day only comes but once a year, and for this single twenty-something, it never hurts to treat yourself to something a little nice. (Those sugary sweet conversation hearts can only satisfy a girl so much, and to be honest I can do without the cavities.) Thank goodness for the folks at Lush, as their latest Valentine’s collection delivers a romantic punch of pink and red without the unwanted sugar high.

Instead of a heaping box of chocolates, beauty gifts always impress. And these are easy on your budget (they’re all under $20)  and will satisfy any cosmetics-loving cutie. Plus, with super-cute and almost edible designs, there’s no way even the most cynical of Valentine’s Day haters could refuse these charming goodies.

I actually got to try out this collection last year, since I am one serious Lush fangirl. (Trust me, you don’t want to know how many bath bombs I’ve got lying around.) However, one thing I love about the LUSH brand is that they always outdo themselves when it comes to holiday collections.

For example, the Prince Charming Shower Gel ($9.95-$29.95) has become somewhat of a showertime favorite of mine, with its irresistible cocktail of cheery citruses and delicious vanilla oils. Plus, it never hurts that the gel itself is just the most popping shade of pink, which always boosts my mood after a sour day.

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If you prefer a relaxing bath over a shower, treat yourself to the Floating Flower Bath Bomb ($6.95) which brings together sweet smelling jasmine for a true tub treat. Plus, watching the bomb unfold isa  visual feast, as a candy colored swirls give your bath water a psychedelic treatment.

The Kiss lip scrub Review, Ingredients: LUSH for Valentine's Day Spring 2015 Bath & Body Collection

Want your pucker to be Valentine’s ready? Why not try the The Kiss Lip Scrub, ($9.95, lushusa.com) which softens up coarse and dry lips with a buffing caster sugar scrub. Like most Lush lip scrubs, I was an instant fan of this one. With added heart sprinkles, I think this one wins the award.

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Back to everything bath, the Love Locket Bath Bomb ($11.95) really impressed me last year, as it’s creative design and heavenly smell made my bathtime an instant zen retreat.

Love Locket bath bomb Review, Ingredients: LUSH for Valentine's Day Spring 2015 Bath & Body Collection

Watching this bomb unfold is amazing too, as it’s initial pink explosion fizzles into a pink-red water filled with tiny agar hearts. A perfect ending to your Valentine’s date night, this sizzling steamer turns up the heat fast.

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And if you’re like me and appreciate any quirky little innovation Lush throws your way, make way for the Heart Throb Bubbleroon, ($8.95) which helps your bod get festive with skin softening shea butter and an intoxicating floral scent. I love crumbling this bad boy in the tub when I need to be extra fancy, as the added glitter makes me feel extra special when I use it.

Finally, comes the Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar ($7.95) which is probably my favorite part of the collection, as it’s cheerful fantastical shape makes me giddier beyond belief. Its whimsical appeal makes me kind of want to treasure it for a special occasion.

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Makeup Review, Swatches: Laura Mercier Mist And Eye Cheek Palette Spring 2015 Collection

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Makeup Review, Swatches: Laura Mercier Mist And Eye Cheek Palette Spring 2015 Collection Review, Swatches: 4 Best Tips On How To Wear Red Lips For The Holidays! Laura Mercier Ruby Lip Transformer Trio – Crème Smooth Colour, Pencil, Glacé Lipsticks

Are you feeling stressed this with all the snow and gray matter here in NYC? Well, I have a suggestion that will calm your senses and have you dreaming of spring. Laura Mercier has introduced the very Zen Watercolor Mist Eye & Cheek Palette to soothe the soul and prettify the face. The packaging is just so beautiful! It looks as if you left it out in the rain and water beads are running down it. Don’t hide this palette in your purse, ladies. Show it off!

Makeup Review, Swatches: Laura Mercier Mist And Eye Cheek Palette Spring 2015 Collection

Dress your eyes with soft paints in lavender, moss, and blue-sky hues. Shades with whimsical names such as Cloud, Storm, and Wind have us thinking tropical thoughts. This palette also comes with two cheek colors. Sunset, a light peach to uplift the senses and Earth, a medium toned blush to gently contour and brighten.

Makeup Review, Swatches: Laura Mercier Mist And Eye Cheek Palette Spring 2015 Collection

Makeup Review, Swatches: Laura Mercier Mist And Eye Cheek Palette Spring 2015 Collection

To finish off your look, Laura Mercier is offering Paint Wash Liquid  Lip Colour in Nude Rose. I love this product. There are a ton of liquid lip products on the market and Laura has nailed it. I like the fact that you can get a precise application with or without lip liner. The Nude Rose shade is a perfect pinky taupe that works from the boardroom to play dates to evenings on the town. It is a soft, velvety texture that looks and feels like nothing else. I was having wine the other night, and this product didn’t leave any marks on the glass!

You must check out Laura Mercier’s new offerings. They’re chic, elegant, and demure. These products are winners all around!

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Review, Ingredients: Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Vitamin C+ Serum

Review, Ingredients: Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Vitamin C+ Serum

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Review, Ingredients: Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Vitamin C+ SerumReview, Ingredients, Swatches: Algenist Advanced Anti-Aging Repairing Oil: Boosts Skin’s Radiance, Nourishes, Hydrates Skin

Algenist has just introduced its Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Vitamin C+ Serum. Formulated to “minimize the appearance of deep wrinkles and strengthen the most fragile skin texture,” this product can also promises to visibly reduce the look of age spots and discoloration. The serum contains micro-algae oil that can help intensely hydrate skin, as well as provide Vitamin C derivative and plant collagen.

I will say upfront that I am a lover of serums, both for the way they absorb into the skin and their ability to achieve results. So I was excited about trying this one, especially after smelling it. The product contains a distinct aroma of chocolate, which, for me, was a huge plus.

I used this product twice a day, for 10 days, as directed. In the morning, I used along with an SPF 40 product, but at night, I used it alone, and not with a moisturizer (which was suggested) because I did not feel I needed one—the serum was sufficiently rich. It went on easily and absorbed well. And, as I said, the smell was luscious.

After 10 days, I can’t say I noticed any change in the wrinkle or dark spot situation (the latter a result of many foolish hours spent baking in the sun slathered in baby oil and armed with a tanning reflector—yikes!), but I did see a nice effect on my dull and dry winter skin, especially after using the serum at night. I woke up to a fresh, revitalized look, and my skin felt both soft and supple. So while it did not fulfill all of its claims, this is a good, solid product that yields a more than satisfactory result.

For more info go to: https://www.algenist.com/products/genius-ultimate-anti-aging-vitamin-c-serum.

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Review, Swatches, Design Photos: KISS Salon Acrylic Nails and Nail Art Kits

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Review, Swatches, Design Photos: KISS Salon Acrylic Nails and Nail Art KitsNail Art How-To, Trends, Swatches: Get The Alexa Chung For Nails Inc. Leather And Lace Manicure Polish Look!

As much as we love a good mani, fitting in a trip to the nail salon can be tricky. Wouldn’t you love to have salon-quality nails and nail art without having to leave the comfort of your home? Well, now you can with KISS.

Available in short and medium lengths, KISS Salon Acrylic French Nails are amazing! They’re chip-proof, and stay on for a full week.  I have been using KISS nails for a while now. All my colleagues comment on how great my nails are. These nails look natural and have a super-snug fit. The flexible resin works with your nail, and they move with you.

Does your polish always chip as soon as you leave the salon? No worries. These nails feature a Patented Dual injection technology that ensures mega shine.  As you can see, there are so many styles and sizes. Most recently, I used the Simple Life style nails. They’re medium white tips with extra thick tips. My friends and clients couldn’t believe these were press-on nails.

Review, Swatches, Design Photos: KISS Salon Acrylic Nails and Nail Art KitsDo you love to decorate your nails? KiSS has something for your creative inner diva. KISS Salon Secrets Luxe Accents, KISS Salon Secrets Nail Art Pro Tool Kit, and KISS Salon Secrets Nail Art Glue give you all the creative tools you need to bring out your inner artist. You can see I have used some decorations from the Pro Tool Kit and Luxe Accents Kit. I will admit, I’m not the best when it comes to nail art. However, these kits do make it easy. Having a steady hand is key, and the nail wheel lets you embrace your creative side.

Salon Secrets Luxe Accents, KISS Salon Secrets Nail Art Pro Tool Kit, and KISS Salon Secrets Nail Art Glue  Review, Swatches, Design Photos: KISS Salon Acrylic Nails and Nail Art KitsAre you afraid of your nails coming off? No problem. KISS Salon Secrets Nail Art Glue ensures a proper, stable medium to grip your jewels. Nothing is going to budge on your nails after applying just a droplet.

These nail kids come with everything you could possibly need: tweezers, a silicon stick, and mixing jars.

So go for it. Release your inner artist! I LOVE KISS Products. They’re simply the best. Good quality. Long wear. Endless possibilities.

Review, Swatches, Design Photos: KISS Salon Acrylic Nails and Nail Art Kits

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Best Spring, Summer Makeup Trends 2015, 2016: SAG Awards: Get the Look of Reese Witherspoon, Emma Stone, Camilla Alves, Kaley Cuoco

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Best Spring, Summer Makeup Trends 2015, 2016: SAG Awards: Get the Look of Reese Witherspoon, Emma Stone, Camilla Alves, Kaley CuocoLooking beautiful, gals! Our favorite celebrities made stunning statements at the 2015 SAG Awards with glowing skin, smoky eyes, and bold lips. Reese Witherspoon, Emma Stone, and Camila Alves are just a few of our favorites. Here’s how to recreate the evening’s most elegant looks. Best Spring, Summer Makeup Trends 2015, 2016: SAG Awards: Get the Look of Reese Witherspoon, Emma Stone, Camilla Alves, Kaley CuocoBest Hairstyle Trends 2015, 2016: SAG Awards; get the Look of Emmy Rossum, Rosamund Pike, Kelly Obsourne, Claire Danes, Keira Knightley

Celebrity makeup artist Molly R. Stern created a “sultry” look for Reese Witherspoon for the SAG Awards. Stern was inspired by the “smoldering beauties of film noir” and balanced “rich Bordeaux” colors on the eyes and lips with “bright and flushed skin.” Here’s how to recreate the look:

FACE: Bright, flushed and photo-ready skin

Step 1: Apply Caudalie Eau De Beaute Beauty Elixer, ($49) to invigorate skin. Massage Natura Bisse The Cure Pure Serum, ($260) to give her skin vibrancy and hydration.

Step 2: Apply Laura Mercier Silk Crème Moisturizing Photo Edition Foundation in Cream Ivory, $48 to ensure complexion is “sheer, dewy and lustrous.”

Step 3: Using Kjaer Weiss Cream Blush in Lovely, ($56),  “heat up” the apples of cheeks, giving off a “radiant glow.”

EYES: Matte, earthy look

Step 4: Use a matte earthy wine shade all over the lids and smoke out underneath the lash line.

Step 5: Use Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Blaze, ($25). Then, apply Laura Mercier Matte Eye Color in Truffle, ($24),  over the base to give the eye “a depth of color.” Top off the eye look with a brighter shadow – Makeup For Ever Artist Shadow – Matte Finish in Morello Cherry, ($21).

Step 6: Next, tightly line the upper and lower lash line using Laura Mercier Crème Eye Liner in Espresso, ($24).

Step 7: Lastly, curl the lashes with a Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler, ($29), and coat lashes twice using Laura Mercier Faux Lash Mascara in Black, ($25).

LIPS: Rich, Bordeaux colour

Step 8: To complete the look, use Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Cocoa, ($27) as a base and brighten and enriched the color by applying Laura Mercier Paint Wash Liquid Lip Color in Orchid Pink ($28, March 2015). To give an “added punch,” apply Laura Mercier Paint Wash Liquid Lip Color in Vermillion Red, ($28, March 2015) to the center of the lips.

Step 9: Finally, top the lip look with Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Black Cherry, ($25) to give “depth and sheen.”

Best Spring, Summer Makeup Trends 2015, 2016: SAG Awards: Get the Look of Reese Witherspoon, Emma Stone, Camilla Alves, Kaley CuocoFor Kaley Cuoco‘s look, Elizabeth Arden makeup artist Jamie Greenberg was inspired by the black and white portraits of Grace Kelly. Here’s how to recreate the look:

COMPLEXION:

Step 1: Prep skin with Flawless Future Powered by Ceramide Caplet Serum and Flawless Future Powered by Ceramide Moisture Cream.

Step 2: Apply Flawless Finish Perfectly Satin 24HR Makeup to the T-zone to create a mattified look.

Step 3: Apply Flawless Future Perfectly Nude Makeup to the rest of the face for glow and dewiness.

Step 4: To brighten the eye area, swipe Flawless Finish Correcting and Highlighting Perfector under the eyes and in each corner.

Step 5: To finish, use a light dusting of Flawless Future Ultra Smooth Pressed Powder in Translucent.

Step 6: Apply Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Cream Blush in Nectar and Honey to the apples of the cheeks for a natural peachy-pink pop of color.

EYES:

Step 7: Apply Beautiful Color Eye Shadow in Shimmering Copper all over lid, adding  Beautiful Color Eye Shadow in Spice to the middle of eye.

Step 8: Line the upper lash line with Beautiful Color Precision Glide Eyeliner in Black Velvet and then layered Beautiful Color Eye Shadow in Smolder over it. Sweet Smolder along the lower lash line.

Step 9: Finish with one coat of lash Elizabeth Arden Lash Enhancing Mascara in Black/Brown and then add a second coat in black for maximum volume.

LIPS:

Step 10: Create a nude pout using Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick in Matte Nude layered with Beautiful Color Luminous Lip Gloss in Latte.

Best Spring, Summer Makeup Trends 2015, 2016: SAG Awards: Get the Look of Reese Witherspoon, Emma Stone, Camilla Alves, Kaley CuocoFor the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards, Avon Global Celebrity Makeup Artist Lauren Andersen gave Camilla Alves a neutral glowy face. Here’s how to recreate the look:

1. Lauren applied Koh Gen Doh Foundation Aqua Foundation to her face before adding Avon Glow Bronzing Powder.

2. Lauren then blended the two darker shades in the Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Mocha Latte for depth.

3. Next, she used Avon Big & Daring Mascara in Blackest Black to define the eye. 

4. To complete the look, Lauren applied Hourglass Lipstick in Whisper to Camilla’s lips.

 

emma stone Best Spring, Summer Makeup Trends 2015, 2016: SAG Awards: Get the Look of Reese Witherspoon, Emma Stone, Camilla Alves, Kaley CuocoInspired by the beautifully juxtaposed tuxedo jacket and feminine, sheer gown by Dior Couture, celebrity makeup artist, Rachel Goodwin created an iconic and empowered look for Emma Stone influenced by the women of the late ‘70s.

“We made Emma’s lips a powerful, graphic statement – her red lip was the only color. I applied REVLON Ultra HD Lipstick in HD Gladiolus. The effect wasn’t glossy, but wasn’t matte – it had a creamy, luxe feeling.”

To recreate the look, you’ll need:

LIP:
REVLON ColorStay Lip Liner in Red
REVLON Ultra HD Lipstick in HD Gladiolus

FACE:
REVLON PhotoReady Prime + Anti Shine Balm
CHANEL Hydra Beauty Micro Sérum
CHANEL Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in N°10 and N°20
CHANEL Vitalumière Aqua

EYE:
REVLON PhotoReady Kajal Matte Eye Pencil in Matte Coal
CHANEL Illusion D’Ombre Long Lasting Luminous Eyeshadow in Mirage
CHANEL Le Volume de Chanel in Noir

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