Happy Earth Day 2014! 10 Best Eco-Friendly Scrubs, Lotions, Makeup Brushes – Konjac Sponge, Everyday Coconut Eye Cream, Kat Burki Ocean Mineral Face Wash Review

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Happy Earth Day 2014! 10 Best Eco-Friendly Scrubs, Lotions, Makeup Brushes - Konjac Sponge, Everyday Coconut Eye Cream, Kat Burki Ocean Mineral Face Wash Review

When it comes to eco-friendly products, I admit I’m pretty biased — as I usually hoard these babies by the buttload. Now don’t get me wrong, I love my brand-name goodies just like the next girl, but there’s something about these natural (and equally effective) products that keep me coming back for more.

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That’s why, this Earth Day (April 22nd), I’m so excited to share my favorite picks that I can’t stop raving about. So, if you’re an eco-chic cutie (like me!) or looking for a new and compassionate way to celebrate the upcoming holiday, check out my Earth Day beauty essentials to totally try right now!

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Made with nourishing ingredients like argan oil and coconut, this Everyday Coconut Eye Cream (available at Whole Foods locations nationwide) uses line-fighting papaya to target dark circles, under eye bags and dull skin. Great for sensitive skin types, this non-toxic formula makes a great pick-me-up after a long day at the office.

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And for an equally effective clean, the Dr. Sponge Travel Size Facial Cleansing Konjac Sponge helps keep your skin bright and beautiful wherever you go, as it washes, tones and moisturizes your face in a flash. Plus, speaking of fab hydration action, the Eco Lips ONE WORLD Relieve Softening Lip Balm (available at Whole Foods locations nationwide) keeps lips soft and supple with its non-toxic formula.

Happy Earth Day 2014! 10 Best Eco-Friendly Scrubs, Lotions, Makeup Brushes - Konjac Sponge, Everyday Coconut Eye Cream, Kat Burki Ocean Mineral Face Wash Review

For some spring-forward exfoliation, Every Day Coconut Facial Scrub (available at Whole Foods locations nationwide) restores and rejuvenates the skin, leaving it glowing and gorgeous. Use this organic sugar and pure fair trade coconut oil twice a week for best results.

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For further cellular regeneration, Kat Burki Ocean Mineral Face Wash helps get your skin impurity-free with continued use. For a brand new facial cream, try the Jason Gluten Free Facial Lotion, which locks the moisture into your skin with an allergen-free formula anyone would love. Slather some of this essential product onto your face for smoother, more tighter-looking skin.

Happy Earth Day 2014! 10 Best Eco-Friendly Scrubs, Lotions, Makeup Brushes - Konjac Sponge, Everyday Coconut Eye Cream, Kat Burki Ocean Mineral Face Wash Review

To transform your complexion even further, the Jason Gluten Free Facial Creme uses cooling aloe and cocoa butter to revitalize your skin. Alaffia Good Soap (available at Whole Foods locations nationwide) on the other hand, gives you that squeaky-clean feeling using shea butter and coconut oil.

Happy Earth Day 2014! 10 Best Eco-Friendly Scrubs, Lotions, Makeup Brushes - Konjac Sponge, Everyday Coconut Eye Cream, Kat Burki Ocean Mineral Face Wash Review

And if you’re totally into eco-approved makeup, Urban Decay Good Karma Brushes boast both eco- and cruelty-free benefits, as its synthetic brushes are made from recycled PET bottles, while the brush handles are formulated with recycled aluminum.

Are you beauties fans of eco-friendly products even when it’s not Earth Day? What are some of your favorite eco-chic products?

Let us know by commenting below (you just might win a free sample)! Make sure to follow us on our Pinterest page by clicking HERE! And don’t forget to get the latest beauty and skincare news by following us on Twitter @BeautyStat! #bstat

- Courtney Leiva | Follow Courtney on Twitter @CourtneyLeiva

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Review, Swatches: Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliners In 22 New Spring 2014 Shades #bstat

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Review, Swatches: Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliners In 22 New Spring 2014 Shades #bstat

This spring is all about color! But some of the new palettes boast these outrageously bright blues and purples! They’re beautiful, but can be a little intimidating to some.

Review, Swatches: Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliners In 22 New Spring 2014 Shades #bstat

So, if you want to add a little color to your everyday eye look without looking like one of the band members from Jem And the Holograms (‘80s rock and roll makeup at its best), then give one of Stila’s Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliners a try.

Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner, Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner – New Turquoise, Periwinkle Shades

These best-selling Smudge Sticks are now available in 22 NEW shades for spring! Their ultra-smooth, vitamin E-infused formula glides on eyelids without tugging or drying. The water-proof formula also won’t budge for hours, so you’ll be able to enjoy your bright eyes until you decide to wipe the color off.

Review, Swatches: Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliners In 22 New Spring 2014 Shades #bstat

(Left to Right): There’s Ultramarine (a bright royal blue), Violet (a matte medium purple), Canary (a matte yellow), Mint Julep (a matte, pale pastel green), Cobalt (deep teal blue), Deep Fuchsia (a matte cranberry), Jade (an emerald green shimmer) and Turquoise (a light turquoise) – just to name a few.

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The best way to add color without looking flat is to apply the Smudge Sticks first, then define the eyes with black liner — whether you tight-line or add an elaborate cat-eye, either look will have your peepers popping!

Review, Swatches: Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliners In 22 New Spring 2014 Shades #bstatReview, Swatches: Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliners In 22 New Spring 2014 Shades #bstat

I combined Turquoise and Mint Julep with black eyeliner for a Cleopatra-meets-Go-Go-Dancer feel, and Violet and Deep Fuchsia for a whimsical Color of the Year look. My personal favorite has to be Canary, which is the most beautiful Tweety Bird-yellow you’ll ever see on your eyes! Pick one, pick all — you’ll never get tired using these Smudge Sticks this spring and summer.

You can purchase all reviewed and mentioned items using our site, www.BeautyStat.com!

Which color combinations would you make with these Stila Smudge Sticks? Are you going to add some color to your lids?

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- Theresa Romano, Managing Editor | Follow Theresa on Twitter & Instagram @there_esa

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Review, Ingredients: Korres Body Butter, ShowerGel In White Grape, Blossoming Peach – Ancient White Grapes

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Review, Ingredients: Korres Body Butter, ShowerGel In White Grape, Blossoming Peach - Ancient White Grapes

I’ve been really getting into body washes and gels since I started using the Olay Sensitive Body Wash. I am completely hooked on the loofah! So, I was excited to try some NEW body products from Korres, especially the Korres Body Butter and ShowerGel in White Grape And Blossoming Peach. I was told that this scent new to the coveted Korres Body Butters smells “amazing.” What exactly does amazing smell like?

Well, it has a sweet, citrusy, tangy scent, similar to Sprite (if the soda was in body butter form). This smoothing and moisturizing body butter is ideal for dry elbows and knees, with quince extract and shea butter that make this ultra-rich formula not too thick to work into skin. The White Grapes are also accompanied by Blossoming Peaches, which add to that tangy, lingering scent that instantly energizes me for the day ahead.

Review, Ingredients: Korres Body Butter, ShowerGel In White Grape, Blossoming Peach - Ancient White Grapes

The ancient white grapes found in this body butter and shower gel are indigenous to Santorini, and are cultivated in the dark volcanic-rich soil of the island. It grows from its own roots with sea mist water, then drifts across the island at night and is captured by the thirsty leaves in the morning dew.

The creamy-foam ShowerGel contains emollients and humectants to leave skin soft and smooth. The scent doesn’t last for too long on the skin, but the steam from your shower will make you feel like one of the drifting grapes on the calm waves of Santorini. I love body products that can take me away… from my Brooklyn bathroom.

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Would you beauties be in to this new scent from Korres? What are some of your favorite scents?

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- Theresa Romano, Managing Editor | Follow Theresa on Twitter & Instagram @there_esa

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2014 Makeup Show NYC Review: New Products, Deals – OFRA Foundation Stick, CLEANSE by LAUREN NAPIER Wipes, Kett Crème Correctors

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2014 Makeup Show NYC Review: New Products, Deals - OFRA Foundation Stick, CLEANSE by LAUREN NAPIER Wipes, Kett Crème Correctors

The Makeup Show NYC announces new beauty products to be featured at the show on May 4th and 5th. The Makeup Show continues to be a platform for top beauty brands to launch their most coveted products including Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, OFRA, Kett and more, who will each highlight these latest launches and introduce to the pro-community. A few of the products you can find at the show include:

SEPHORA COLLECTION will be showcasing the PRO makeup brush collection, along with a special edition 5-piece kit, exclusively created for The Makeup Show. Featured at the booth will be experts from Sephora PRO, Sephora‘s national artistry team, who will be sharing best practices on how to use, maintain and clean Sephora PRO brushes along with a demonstration of how they are made. The Makeup Show attendees will be able to purchase a selection of the Sephora Collection PRO brushes along with the limited-edition set for a discounted price of 40% of retail.

Launching exclusively at The Makeup Show NYC will be OFRA’s Foundation Stick in 7 new shades. This is a creamy, oil-free foundation stick that will glide on with the ease of a cream.  With a built-in primer for a long-lasting wear, the stick provides a silky texture and sheer-to-full coverage.

2014 Makeup Show NYC Review: New Products, Deals - OFRA Foundation Stick, CLEANSE by LAUREN NAPIER Wipes, Kett Crème Correctors
CLEANSE by LAUREN NAPIER will also be launching exclusively at The Makeup Show NYC. This premium skincare product is like no other, and the single-use technology allows one to cleanse on-the-go. Whether you take one or three, the wipes remain saturated and ready for use.

Kett will be showcasing their recently launched Crème Correctors. The Crème Correctors will conceal, correct and neutralize under eye discoloration with their signature waterproof formula and are enriched with vitamins a, c, e and licorice root extract.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics will be launching their summer collection at The Makeup Show NYC! Don’t miss their booth to pick up these popular products that are sure to sell out!

CATTIVA recently launched a beautiful Lip Kit, which includes a number of lip products all offered at a special price! Be sure to pick yours up at The Makeup Show NYC.

TEMPTU Pro will be featuring their NEW 2.0 Starter Kit, which comes equipped with 2 airbrush guns. This is a must have for any pro!

You can purchase all reviewed and mentioned items using our site, www.BeautyStat.com!

Will you beauties be attending The Makeup Show NYC this May? Are you excited about these new product launches?

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2014 National Spa Week: Best Prices For Facials, Pedicures, Body Treatments, Blow-Outs: Red Door, Joanna Vargas

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2014 National Spa Week: Best Prices For Facials, Pedicures, Body Treatments, Blow-Outs: Red Door, Joanna Vargas

During National Spa Week, April 21st – 27th, every Red Door Spa location across the country will be offering 3 of their most luxurious treatments for just $50 each!

2014 National Spa Week: Best Prices For Facials, Pedicures, Body Treatments, Blow-Outs: Red Door, Joanna Vargas

Spa Week Stress Melter Body Treatment — 50 MIN

This 50-MIN version is inspired by our signature service and includes exfoliation, an aroma therapeutic body wrap and relaxing scalp massage to melt stress and rebalance spirit.

Spa Week Facial — 50 MIN

Using Elizabeth Arden products, this essential facial will cleanse, exfoliate and hydrate your skin for a look that is healthy and renewed.

EXCLUSIVE FACIAL ENHANCEMENT OFFER
Add our exclusive Microdermabrasion Blast or Oxygen Blast to your Spa Week Facial for an additional $50 (Microdermabrasion not available in Maryland)

Spa Week Pedicure — 50 MIN

This guest favorite includes our signature luxurious sugar exfoliation and warm cream, reflexology-inspired massage.

BONUS $50 SALON OFFER

Get a Hair Pick-Me-Up At the Spa Week Price
Try a Haircut, Blow-Dry & Finish or Single Process Color for $50

Call the spa to schedule your appointment |Find a spa at www.reddoorspas.com

2014 National Spa Week: Best Prices For Facials, Pedicures, Body Treatments, Blow-Outs: Red Door, Joanna Vargas

Celebrity Facialist Joanna Vargas, known for non-invasive, age-reversing facials and body treatments will offer her NEW Grapefruit Detox Cleanse and signature Tone Up treatment for $50 each at her NYC salon this Spa Week!

“For spring, I always like to focus on detoxing, both inside and out. I have a new Grapefruit Detox Facial, which uses grapefruit, honey and oxygen to detox skin,” says Joanna of the refreshing facial that will cleanse pores, nourish skin, remove impurities and soothe irritation.

The treatment begins with a Diamond Peel and is followed by Joanna’s all-natural Vitamin C Face Wash and Exfoliating Mask to tighten pores and brighten skin. The cleanse continues with a massage with calendula oil and extractions. Then, using spring’s star ingredients, grapefruit-, mandarin- and honey-infused masks are applied to hydrate skin. This skin-awakening facial ends with an oxygen treatment to boost collagen and elastin production and leaves skin glowing all season long.

Joanna Vargas Skincare Spa: Vitamin C Face Wash, Exfoliating Mask, Daily Serum

Joanna Vargas is also offering Tone Up, dubbed “The Perfect Body Treatment” by many of Joanna’s clients at a discounted rate this Spa Week.

“My Tone Up treatment instantly (and painlessly) lifts and tones, and is incredible for women who go to the gym, but have areas that need a little extra attention. The treatment uses micro-currents on problem areas, so I can reduce the size of an areas or lift it — and the results are long-lasting. I have clients who are Victoria Secret models that do Tone Up before their runway show!”

The Grapefruit Cleanse: $50 week deal, valued at $250 ($60 minutes); Tone Up: $50 Spa Week deal, valued at $200 (60 minutes). Go to www.joannavargas.com to call/make an appointment online.

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Are you beauties going to be taking advantage of these deals during National Spa Week?

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