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They say smile lines mean you've had a happy life. I totally agree but would also appreciate it if those lines were slightly minimized so people think I've had a happy life but I also look rejuvenated and youthful. You can turn back the hands of time without going under the knife or getting injectables with clinical skin care brand Peter Thomas Roth's Un-Wrinkle Turbo. This brand is known for amazing anti-aging results and no nonsense, active ingredients. The Un-Wrinkle Turbo fights lines with a 360 degree approach and it's turbo charged ingredients of neuropeptides and peptides had consumers noticing a 94% reduction in the appearance of wrinkles in as little as 4 weeks! If you have stubborn frown lines, crows feet, scrunched nose wrinkles & all our other favorites then forego painful treatments and achieve a more youthful look with this needle-free wrinkle fighter that takes no prisoners!
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Coming from the land down under is our latest fragrance addition, Mor Cosmetic's Marshmallow Eau de Parfum. This softly sweet perfume consists of Vanilla Musk, Jasmine Flower, sugar dipped rose petals and a base note of Cotton Candy. This is one of those scents that is very wearable for a daily fragrance and easily brings back memories of childhood and the sweet tooth we carry through into adulthood.
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“Perfection is boring. If a face doesn’t have mistakes, it’s nothing.”
This refreshing, unexpected quote from Kevyn Aucoin represents the central struggle and triumph in this makeup innovator’s tragically short life.
Kevin Aucoin’s childhood and early adulthood were marked by rejection and violence. Yet rather than give in to self-pity, he survived incessant bullying, moved to New York and eventually became one of the most sought-after makeup artists of our time. Celebrities so respected his work that he earned as much as $10,000 for a single magazine shoot. He published several gorgeous best-selling guides on makeup, and his own line of cosmetics thrives past his death, in 2002, of painkillers he took to cope with a rare pituitary tumor. Yet this “rags-to-riches” life story is more than just one of wild success – it’s also about vision, passion and drive.
Makeup was always a central focus in Kevyn Aucoin’s life. As a child, he frequently did his sisters’ makeup and recorded the results with a Polaroid camera. (He continued this habit throughout his life; the inside covers of his best-selling book Making Faces features dozens of these Polaroids from throughout Aucoin’s career.) His childhood home of Lafayette, La., wasn’t very tolerant of Kevin Aucoin’s unusual preferences for gentle activities over more traditional male hobbies. At the age of six, Aucoin realized that he was gay, and the bullying began in earnest.Read More »
The tell tale signs of aging occur because of the loss of one main necessity, collagen. It's what keeps our skin plump and firm so without it, our skin slowly loses it's elasticity, causing droopiness and the appearance of wrinkles. Like anything in the human body such as bone or muscle, collagen is subject to wear and tear and in order to try and keep collagen loss at bay we need to be using a great skincare routine that offers firming benefits.
One of those such brands is Erno Laszlo's Blue Firmarine Collection. One of the key, super ingredients in the collection is Spirulina Maxima, which encourages new collagen growth by providing cells with the nutrients they need to survive. With six key products in the range to target collagen loss throughout the day and a celebrity client list dating all the way back to 1939, Erno Laszlo has been a trusted skincare brand for women who demand the best anti-aging results.
This facial soap encapsulated with firming ingredient Spirulina Maxima is activated when placed in water and key nutrients that promote collagen production are released in a multi-phase sequence. Deeply moisturizing and filled with antioxidants to curb the aging process, this blue treatment bar will cleanse, renew and firm your skin!Read More »
Perfume makers know that multi-faceted fragrances last longer and delight the nose. If a certain perfume has only one scent, it will not have as much intrigue or appeal as if it combines several unusual scents. For instance, Jacomo Paris’ It’s Me for Her combines tangy, fruity and musky fragrances.
What many women don’t realize is that they can create their own multi-layered scents at home. By doing so, a lady can create the perfect fragrance to express her own unique spirit. To create more appealing and less overpowering combinations, think about each scent you create as containing three distinct smells, or notes as they are referred to by perfumers.
Bottom note. The first layer is the bottom note. It’s not the first scent that you notice in the mix, but it is the one that lingers the longest. This is the “body” of the perfume. Popular base scents include jasmine, vanilla, sandalwood and cinnamon. In Jacomo Paris’ It’s Me for Him, musky vanilla is the bottom note.
Heart note. Next comes the heart note, the second layer. Heart notes add a different dimension – perhaps soothing and warm, or unexpected and intriguing. The heart note doesn’t last as long as the bottom note; it comes to the nose briefly after application, following the initial burst of fragrance. As an example, in Leila Lou Perfume Oil, one heart note is pear blossom. Many perfumers think of the heart note as the healing, aromatheraputic aspect of a perfume. For example, bergamot is known to be a calming, refreshing fragrance that’s good for offsetting stress and depression.Read More »
Home ambience lovers will be excited to know we've just received our Spring set of Voluspa candle arrivals! Fresh and fruity and coming in 3 wick decorative tins or a scalloped edge glass jar, these candles are all exquisite in design and scent!
The standouts in the Spring collection for our beauty junkie staff has been Bella Sucre and Creme de Peche. Both of these are soft and light with Bella Sucre having essences of Demerara sugar and light coconut milk and Creme de Peche, hints of white peach, ripe nectarine and vanilla bean. Mokara and Moso Bamboo are ideal for people who love more of an earth & woodsy aroma. Awake your senses with any of these new home ambient scents from Voluspa!
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If Splash with Daryll Hannah and Disney's The Little Mermaid gives you happy thoughts then you're going to love Deborah Lippmann's latest nail lacquers from the resort inspired Spring 2012 range. Called Mermaid's Dream, this gorgeous beach inspired varnish consists of blue and green shimmering shades that once applied resemble and feel like shiny mermaid scales. If mermaid's don't float your boat then take it to the boardwalk with Deborah Lippmann's On The Beach. This bright and rich 'Riviera Blue' is vivacious and such a gorgeous shade to rock going into the warmer seasons!
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Women across the country are raving about their deep-cleaning rituals. While there are many approaches to deep cleaning – the oil method, microdermabrasion, etc. – Clarisonic and other soft-bristle sonic products are often the most effective, since they don’t include harsh exfoliants, they don’t add oil to the skin, and they’re great for all skin types.
Below, is a list of some of the advantages you’ll see by adopting daily Clarisonic Mia use or a similar deep-cleaning ritual.
Most women know it’s important to remove makeup before going to sleep. Otherwise, clogged pores and pimples are likely to appear by morning. Furthermore, when we sleep our body temperature rises and our pores open, meaning dirt and grease can get even deeper into our skin.
A deep skin cleaning solution like the Clarisonic Mia doesn’t take much time – just a minute of sonic soft bristle action will do. In contrast, manual cleaning removes six times less makeup, meaning you’re six times more likely to see blemished, blotchy, dull skin.Read More »
If you’re going on a vacation this spring, be sure to pamper yourself before you leave. Winter conditions can ravage your skin and hair. Avoid feeling less fabulous than you actually are – prepare for your spring break by following these tips.
Your skin is probably already parched due to winter dryness. Combine this with the damaging effects of air travel, and you could end up looking positively reptilian just when you should be feeling absolutely gorgeous. It’s not unusual for humidity levels in pressurized airplane cabins to hover around 25 percent. Only desert dwellers are used to that kind of arid environment. Therefore, be sure to drink plenty of water during and before the flight to keep your skin looking plump and healthy.
Additionally, it’s smart to treat yourself to a pre-vacation skin spa. Exfoliating and deeply moisturizing your skin before you leave will help offset the desiccation of air travel and winter dryness. For a natural exfoliation experience, try mixing sweet almond oil with sugar or coffee grinds. Once the dead skin cells of winter have been sloughed away, apply a rich moisturizer.Read More »
Omega-3 is a must-have supplement that is essential for heart and brain health – plus it can help improve the look of your skin. While your body is a fabulous piece of work (it is, admit it), it’s unable to produce this essential fatty acid on its own. Doctors recommend eating foods rich in Omega-3 (like flax), and thanks to Mama Mio, you can also slather it on your skin to stay moisturized as well as prevent and minimize the appearance of stretch marks.
There are three types of polyunsaturated fatty acids: Omega-3, -6 and -9. When consumed, Omega-3 is the angel of the family, Omega-6 is the black sheep and Omega-9 is the oddball because it technically isn’t an essential fatty acid. Omega-3 helps reduce inflammation, eliminate free radicals and boost the levels of serotonin (the feel-good chemical) in your brain. If you consume too much Omega-6, which is abundant in wheat products, you can experience the opposite effects. Topical use of Omega-6, however, has a more desirable effect. Omega-9 is an essential nutrient that your body produces on its own, unlike Omega-3 and -6.Read More »