Whether you want to call it burgundy, bordeaux or a saturated blue-red hybrid, ox-blood hues are trending big time in the beauty and fashion world. One of the best things about this Fall 2012 color trend is that it looks good on just about everybody! Alexander, Rodarte and Acne all had bursts of this reddish brown luxe shade on the runways so we thought we'd include our favorite ox-blood shaded beauty picks just in case you want to rock it on your nails or lips!
La Moss by Butter London is one their most popular shades as well as a staff favorite around the office for it's deep, mysterious hue. Is it black or is it bordeaux? Depending on the light you find yourself in, it can look like a deep wine color that has been marinating for years. Match it up with the La Moss Lippy for an extra oomph. RGB Cosmetics OxBlood Nail Color is another fantastic option for your nails.
For a rich, true blood stained lip we love Ilia Lipstick in Femme Fatale. This organic lipstick combines pure ingredients and a truly moisturizing formulation that leaves lips begging you to come-hither. An irresisistible shade for a woman who wants to remain mysterious. By Terry's Fall 2012 Luxuriant Collection has included a Mascara Terrybly in Iconic Bordeaux to coat lashes in one of falls trendiest shades as well as activating growth!
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Shop our selection of Clarisonic hand held devices here!
What we love the most about Clarisonic is that they listen to their customers and launch new products with their suggestions on board. Case in point - the new Clarisonic Aria! The same sonic technology that gives us a 6X deeper cleanse than hands alone is still there, however this time some new features make it even more user friendly.
For one it comes with three speeds allowing you to customize how deep and brisk a cleanse you want. What I'm really excited about is the drying stand. I keep my Clarisonic in the shower and every time I'm done I bring it out and have to wipe it down with a towel. With the drying stand you don't have to worry about 'sham-wowing' the water drops off it, just place on drying stand that also converts back to a charging station! Another great feature is the real time battery life indicator. I don't know about you but I never know when my Clarisonic needs a 'juice' session, it just quits and then I know I need to charge it. With the indicator, we can now forecast when it's time to put it back on the charging station meaning you don't have to worry about missing any deep cleansing sessions. Not only do these features make the Clarisonic Aria well worth it, it's sleek and modern design just make it dang sexy looking!
The Clarisonic Aria was also featured as one of the picks in Allure Magazine's Best of Beauty awards!
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What if the secret to frizz-free, healthy hair wasn't just found in hair styling products and a winning shampoo/conditioner combo but in a shower head? T3 is one of the world's leaders in hair styling tools - from their award winning T3 Single Pass Whirl Curling Wand to the Featherweight hairdryer, this brand is known for break through technologies that simplify the hairstyling process.
Their latest addition, the T3 Source Shower Head utilizes a chemical filtration process known as 'Redox' that transforms high levels of chlorine into harmless elements that are to large to be absorbed by the hair. Just like drinking water, high levels of chlorine can be contraindication and it definitely damages the appearance and health of our hair.
By incorporating this T3 water filter onto your shower head you'll notice a 64% reduction in frizz and a 28% increase in body and shine! I like those numbers.
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As soon as the leaves change and I feel that crisp in the air I reflect on all the fun I had that summer…which usually involves some amount of beach time. Which then has me feeling terribly guilty and worried about sun spots and future pigmentation damage. Whether you're a regular sunscreen applier, every time we enjoy that guilty pleasure of sun-worshipping we are setting ourselves back in terms of creating or enhancing uneven skin tone. A Luminaze cream is just what I need because this brand is known for their drastic improvement of sun spots! Their Intense Brightening and Correcting Night Cream works overnight by enveloping the skin with renewing ingredients like shea butter, jojoba oil and Pullulan to firm the face and neck. Get optimum results by applying this nightly while treating with the Luminzae Catalytic Skin Tone Illuminator and Dark Spot Corrector in the morning.
Shop Ineke fragrances here!
Ok gardenia lovers if you love Kai fragrance as well as Mor Cosmetics Snow Gardenia then I'm pretty confident your next perfume purchase will be Ineke's Hothouse Flower. Prior to the creation of this green and aromatic scent, many months were spend collecting research on the scent of gardenia in hothouses, outdoors and in florist shops which has culminated in a natural gardenia fragrance. Notes of earl gray tea, fig and cypress work beautifully to compliment gardenia in it's purest form.Read More »
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Kevyn Aucoin's Eye Lash Curler is one of those beauty staples you need to have in your cosmetics drawer. This simple and very effective tool does the equivalent of putting a smile on your lashes. By adding a defined curl, eyes give the illusion that they are more open and therefore youthful! Kevyn Aucoin's Eyelash Curler is constantly winning awards and beauty editor approvals in fashion magazines and October 2012 was no exception. It won an Allure Magazine's Best of Beauty award as well as one in Life & Style! What sets this eyelash curler apart from so many others is it's lightweight feel and red rubber pad that allows for better visibility of the lash. Create the perfect curvy flutter with Kevyn Aucoin's highly covetable eyelash curler!
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Shop Talika here!
What if there was a product that could cover redness, camouflage pores and lines and basically create a perfect veil over your face? There is now thanks to the Talika Skin ReTouch! I've been using this religiously and can't believe the results. Think of it as in instant imperfection corrector that utilizes stretch texture technology to smooth skin and unify and refine complexion for up to 8 hours! What I really like about it is the graded applicator tip that allows you to apply the product without fear of missing a spot. The October issue of Marie Claire also featured it in their beauty guide to keep up your appearance from teeth to toes.
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Shop Sachajuan haircare here!
The Refinery29 blog is one of my daily go-to blogs to check out the latest trends in fashion and beauty. It's not often that you get to hear its powerhouse editor Brenna Egan share her must have beauty products that keep her skin and hair looking editor perfect. Beautybender.com featured her tips to staying glam and one of those just happened to be Sachajuan Volumizing Dry Shampoo! Brenna admits that she's very low maintenance when it comes to hair so she likes to incorporate products that help her get out of the door quickly without sacrificing style. She swears by this product for big oomph whether hair is dirty or clean.
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When you feel those winter blues, turn them on their head and harness it into a new nail trend! Sultry midnight blues and even navy will be heavy this season so we've gathered some of our favorite hues to make your selection that much easier.
Like hair, ombre nails are such a fun way to break out of the typical one shade manicure and The New Black's Horizon Ombre Set is a definite head turner. If you can't choose just one shade you'll love this transcending color scheme palette that offers five different shades to rock individually on each nail or wear your favorite!
Deborah Lippmann's Lady Sings the Blues is a sparkled black 'n blue that is ideal to compliment a cocktail dress or to a festive holiday party. Color Club's Chelsea Girl is an ultra bright true blue that could be considered neon. Wear this with everyday outfit for a pop of color that compliments the Fall/Winter 2012 nail trend.
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Shop Erno Laszlo skincare here!
I have never been more excited than when I flipped through the November 2012 issue of Vogue magazine and came across an article about the re-opening of the Erno Laszlo Skin Institute in New York City. For those who aren't familiar with the man behind the brand I have to fill you in on this wonderful story. Dr. Erno Laszlo was known as one of the first celebrity dermatologists and his talent was proven by his silver screen clientele which included Marilyn Monroe, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly and more. The original location those many years ago was like that of a secret society with new members only being allowed 'in to the club' if they received a recommendation by two already initiated friends! Membership also entailed a level of discretion and privacy for yourself and fellow members as it was prohibited to say who was there.
Erno Laszlo's custom made formulations for his celebrity clients are the basis for The Hollywood Collection, five re-formulated products to adress the skincare needs of the modern woman. The Erno Laszlo Institute when opened will boast six beautiful treatment rooms laid out in an octagon, red leather staircase and floor to ceiling Swarovski crystal chandelier. Classic staples like the Sea Mud Cleansing Bar and Shake-It Tinted Treatment along with a new cream version of Phormula 3-9 are on display along a 26 ft marble table making skincare never look so luxe!
If you ever happen to be in NYC a treatment at the Erno Laszlo Institute is a must. With a Hollywood story like this brand has your skin is in the finest of hands and attentive eyes during an enzyme peel, light therapy or whatever treatment your skin is needing. I'd just be wondering what celeb was in the room next to me!
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