We love Tokyo Milk Dark for their signature scents, gorgeous packaging and cute names so we thought it was only befitting to let you know about their latest addition, the Fate & Fortune Collection. My personal favorite are the new fragrances in a rollerball form that are also encased in a glass tube a la your dad's cigar collection. These will look really cute on your dresser if you'd like to keep the perfume in there but be careful it doesn't tip over! This range is a botanical bliss of six different fragrances that also carry through in Body Butter Souffles and with names like Wisdom, Destiny, Chance and more. The stand out fragrance of the collection for me is Yesterday that has aromas of asuka rose, linden, ginger root and aged wood!Read More »
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Gorgeous actress Olivia Wilde from hit TV series House recently revealed her beauty secrets to People magazine on how she maintains that luminous skin and effervescent natural beauty. I was surprised to learn that this down to earth gal doesn't blow dry her hair, which is her key to keep it staying healthy looking. I love a girl with great taste so was ecstatic to hear that she uses Rodin Crema Luxury Hand & Body Cream from b-glowing of course! The aromas of jasmine and neroli quickly trigger the senses and in one sniff creates a very sensual experience that leaves you wanting more. Wait, am I just talking about hand cream? You better believe Rodin's Luxury Hand Cream is uber nourishing, with antioxidants and healing agents designed to provide long lasting hydration throughout the day. Keep it in your purse and on your nightstand so you're never without this celebrity loved product. Once you try this you'll definitely want to experience the rest of the Rodin olio lusso range.
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Valentine's means chocolates, champagne, flowers, perfume and......red lips! If this is a particular color you've been secretly wanting to try but scared it's going be a disaster then there is no better time than now to harness your beauty junkie courage and start drawing outside the lines, of your lips that is. Jemma Kidd Makeup School makes it super easy by giving you a play by play in just a few steps and also suggests the products you can use to make sure your lips will be sure to get kissed this Valentines Day. From their Dewy Glow All Over Radiance Creme (my personal fav), Ultimate Lipstick Duo in Scarlett and Lip Perfector will guarantee a classic cupid's bow painted red for love. Just make sure you don't drink a coke before hand, remember you're going to need a steady hand which is one thing a product can't do for you!
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If you loved Leila Lou Perfume Oil, body lotion and candle then get ready for the newest addition to the range....Leila Lou Eau de Parfum Spray! With the same intoxicating blend of Pear Blossom, fresh cut grass and tangerine that carries through the entire range, and drips with innocence and freshness making it the perfect spring and summer fragrance! If you need a little celebrity incentive, Leila Lou by Rosie Jane Cosmetics happens to be one of Jen Aniston's and Rachel Bilson's favorite fragrances!
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As the days roll on during the countdown of Fashion Week as always each brand has created a key look that represents what the brand is trying to exude for that season. BCBG was all about the low maintenance girl. Throw your hair in a low pony, whip on some gloss and you're out the door yet still dressed fabulously. From totally minimalist down to a rocker edge there seems to have been a bit of bi-polar-esque looks across the runways...
At the Rachel Zoe Fall 2012 show the girls looked like they were straight out of the 'school of hard knocks' with black, punk rock eye makeup. As a black eyeliner junkie and fan of beauty icon's Bridget Bardot and Marianne Faithful I really fell in love with this makeup although it's not for everybody. This looks focus was meant to draw attention to the eye area and they definitely drew you in with a clearly defined sideways v that was drawn on thin towards the eye's inner crease and then blended out to a tip with more shading around the lash line. This look could be created very easily, all you need is a great neutral beige-pink eyeshadow such as Kevyn Aucoin's Single Eyeshadow in Blush and Noir Cosmetics Long Wear Eye Pencil which will allow you to create the definition. Grab your favorite set of lashes or Ellis Faas Mascara and your eyes are done! Keep the rest of the look minimal by sweeping a soft bronzer across the apples of your cheeks such as Jouer's Mineral Powder Bronzer and a seductive and neutral beige lip with Armour Beauty's Opaque Lip Gloss in Edie.
Voila! If all went well, accessorize with your fav motorcycle jacket and you should look like a girl straight out of the 60's-70's with a bit of a modern edge. If not....thank god for eyemakeup remover.
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Parting with money can be scary, especially if it's on beauty products because you want to be assured you're going to love what you're buying. If there's an item I've had my eye on for awhile I always love to hear reviews on my peer's experience with it, to see if I think it would be a good fit for me. I epsecially love it when magazine's come out with editor's or reader's picks because you know influential people are saying they love or hate it along with the regular consumer like you and I. A couple of our more expensive products were just featured on NBC's Today Show in a wonderful segment showcasing the best beauty buys for people on a budget as well as higher priced items that are worth the investment. Clarisonic's Mia2 as well as RODIN olio lusso's Luxury Face Oil were both featured! Each are over $100 but the results you'll notice after using these items for a period of time is well worth it. Check out this great beauty segment if you're searching for some bargain buys or high end, there's something appealing for everybody!
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Makeup brand ELLIS FAAS was the cosmetics brand behind the dewy skin and natural lips seen at the VPL Autumn/Winter runway show at this February's New York Fashion Week. Makeup artist Romy Soleimani used an assortment of the products to create an approachable and natural look, with the focus being on the eyes. Romy used ELLIS FAAS Skin Veil Foundation to createa a dewy base, then ELLIS FAAS Eye Lights in E301 to highlight the inner corners of the eye as well as the upper cheekbones and finished off the look with ELLIS FAAS Concealer in S201 to lighten the lips. Romy said, "The overall effect was an ethereal skin, and the highlight of the cheek created a flash as the models walked down the runway."
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Since Imitation's models had the best looking skin at last years Fashion Week it was no wonder skyn ICELAND was invited back again to prep the model's skin to perfection and make sure they had the perfect canvas to apply the finishing stage: makeup! Goody bags were in abundance as well as founder Sarah Kugleman giving out "stress tests" backstage! Yes, I know their lives seem perfect but even models can be under backstage stress, running from show to show and constantly being primped, poked and squezzed into outfits for four days in a row. skyn ICELAND estheticians were also on hand backstage to calm and detoxify model's skin by doing mini facials. To create your own runway worthy prepped skin follow these steps from skyn ICELAND.
Step 1: Cleanse & remove make-up with self foaming Glacial Cleansing Cloths.
Step 2: Exfoliate with Nordic Skin Peel.
Step 3: Prep eyes with Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels for 5 minutes to depuff and diminish dark circles.
Step 5: Treat eyes with Icelandic Relief Eye Cream.
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Whether you’re the flashy type or not, you can’t go wrong with rocking a Mardi Gars manicure this time of year. Skip the salon and style your nails at home using the following techniques, along with the butter LONDON and Deborah Lippman versions of the classic Mardi Gras colors – purple, green, black and gold.
Dotted Nails. Whip out your dot-making manicure tool (a toothpick also works) to make a fun Mardi Gars-inspired dotted design on your nails. For example, paint your nails all black. When the polish dries, top it with a vertical row of dots using a different colors of lacquer on each finger. For the most pizzazz, use butter LONDON’s “British Racing Green,” Deborah Lippman’s “Boom Boom Pow” gold glitter polish and Deborah Lippman’s “Purple Rain” for the dots.Read More »
Add romance to every inch of your body and complete your Valentine’s Day look with a great nail color. While your hot date may only last one night, a pretty nail color can help revitalize the look of your hands and keep you feeling pretty throughout the rest of the week. Here are some of our top picks for Valentine’s Day nail polish, from Deborah Lippman and butter LONDON:
1. Pink. Pink is the universal color of love and can help induce feelings of amour, acceptance, caring, tenderness, friendship and, most importantly for Valentine’s Day, romance. For a sheer, flirty color, try “Dream a Little Dream of Me” by Deborah Lippman. This nail color is a mix of sweet pink frosting and the glimmering of pearls. For something a little darker, go for “Dahling” nail lacquer by butter LONDON – it’s a dusty rose color that’s feminine and perfect for any skin tone.Read More »