Shop the entire Sara Happ lip product range here!
If you've ever wondered why lipstick gets embedded in the cracks of your lips even after the majority of it has disappeared or why the application process can be less than smooth then you've stumbled upon an area that needs its own special beauty routine. Typically when flakiness occurs we think to just wipe some lipbalm on them for a quick fix, however the lips need to be exfoliated and conditioned just like the rest of the body in order to have lipstick look great and be applied to precision. Our favorite product that gives great 'lip service' as seen in the September issue of In Style magazine is the Sara Happ Blood Orange Lip Scrub. Consisting of gentle sugar crystals to exfoliate and condition the lips and the delish and citrusy aroma of blood orange, Sara Happ sugar scrubs will leave lips in the perfect form for lipstick application. Any of her products are a major staff favorite around these parts!
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Shop the entire Peter Thomas Roth skincare brand here!
If you're tired of seeing the dreaded '11's' that occur between the brows, smile lines and all the other cutesy names we create for facial wrinkles then let's put a stop to them to begin with! Although there is really no cure for the wrinkles, there are an assortment of age-defying products that will help keep them at bay and maintain our radiant youthfulness like the Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Kit! Instead of 1 product, for only $82 you'll receive four of his best anti-aging skincare products like the new Un-Wrinkle Turbo and Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads to attack deep wrinkles and expression lines without needles or down-time. A $178 retail value for only $82! Each of these products work together to maintain a youthful and natural look without having to visit a plastic surgeon.
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Shop Bliss spa products here!
I love it when beauty is made easy with a multi-purpose product or grab it and go packaging. Some of the latest arrivals from Bliss do that and more. Take a look at these new 'from the spa to your skin' beauty essentials!
Tote-ally Bliss: Get a thorough rub-a-dub-dub with this re-usable zip tote filled with three of Bliss spa's most popular cleansing items to ensure you've got fresh and soft skin. The cute blue shaded tote includes a 2 oz Foaming Face Wash, 16oz Lemon + Sage Soapy Suds and a 6.7 oz of their Lemon + Sage Body Butter that I think smells just like a lemon muffin straight out of the oven!
The Youth As We Know It Starter Kit: One of Bliss's most popular anti-aging lines, The Youth As We Know It, now comes in an introductory sampler kit to experience it's firming powers before you purchase the full sizes. These are the turn back time skincare items to fight and plump up wrinkles and target all your skincare concerns in a few simples steps. The kit includes a 2 oz Youth As We Know It Cleanser, .1 oz Youth As We Know It Anti-Aging Eye Cream, .5 oz Youth As We Know It Moisture Lotion and a .5 oz Youth As We Know It Anti-Aging Night Cream.
That's Incredi-Peel: Simply wipe and exfoliate with these convenient, single step and no rinse peel pads! After cleansing your face gently wipe the pad over the skin as powerful levels of gycolic acid are released to initiate serious skin retexturizing and renewal.
Bliss Tight & Day: We all love to feel the firm, whether from a great squats workout session or the power of a cream and that's exactly the feeling you get when you apply these two targeted products to slim away while you sleep. Caffeine keeps us alert at work and it also keeps our body working hard to slenderize our backsides while we get our beauty zzzz! This duo includes Bliss Fatgirlslim and Fatgirlsleep!
From left to right: Tote-ally Bliss, The Youth As We Know It Starter Kit, That's Incredi-Peel, Bliss Tight & Day
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Shop the full Talika range here!
Eyelashes and eyebrows have experienced thickening, lengthening and darkening thanks to Talika's safe and natural formulas and now skin is in for a real treat since the brand has expanded its line to include face and grooming products. Beauty oils are all the rage right now so we're thrilled that Talika's Huile Vitale has arrived to ward off wrinkles and firm the skin with its non-comedogenic formula. Apply 3-4 drops of this skin softening oil made with 100% of natural plant concentrate to instantly revitalize and firm the skin.
It's nice to give our bodies a detox every once in awhile to rid ourselves of toxins and buildup and the same goes with our complexions. Our eyes take a beating in general with sleepless nights, squinting and the inevitable lines and wrinkles that come from it so a detox for our eyes is just what the b-glowing doctor ordered. Talika's Eye Detox Contour Gel will revitalize and re-tone the skin with circulating ingredients to smooth and tighten the delicate skin around the eye area.
Don't let nails go ungroomed with the Talika Electric Nail Shaper. I don't know about you but I'm pretty helpless when it comes to shaping and rely on my local manicurist to keep my nails perfectly curved. Whether you like yours round or square the Nail Shaper comes with three tips to choose from to round, shape and polish your nails!
From left to right: Talika Huile Vitale, Eye Detox Contour Gel, Electric Nail Shaper.
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Shop the entire Talika range here!
Just like trying to fit into our favorite pair of jeans after a long winter season, our skin isn't always a pleasure to wake up to every morning and it takes a little adjusting to get us feeling and looking ready for the day. A lot of us, including me, wake up and think - since when did my nose resemble Rudolph or why are my pores so abnormally large all of a sudden? There's nothing wrong with a little help from our friends in the form of Talika's Skin Retouch as seen in the September issue of Real Simple magazine. This miracle in a tube consists of a clear fluid infused with tiny light reflecting pigments that help to blur imperfections like dehydration lines, redness and unsightly grand canyon like pores. I like to call it photoshop in liquid form but you can just call it your next beauty staple!
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Shop the entire Serge Normant haircare line here!
Serge Normant is a world class celebrity hairstylist and also happens to be Julia Roberts trusted hair man. With a gorgeous mane like that it's no doubt she's known to have one of the best heads of hair in Hollywood. Healthy hair is a rarity these days with so many of us tempted to color, spritz and straighten our hair to perfection. I definitely won't be without my favorite Sachajuan Ocean Mist and T3 Whirl Curling Wand! Even though Julia has non stop photo shoots, premiers and parties to attend throughout the year her hair seems to always exude a healthy shine and lustre which has to be partly due to Serge's loving haircare line.
Julia shares her beauty secrets in the Sept issue of In Style magazine and sure enough her top haircare pick is Serge Normant's Meta Lush Volumizer because, "the stuff is like a magic serum. I go crazy spraying it on my hair until my fingers get tired. Then I let my hair air-dry." It gives amazing flexibility and volume without feeling sticky or flaky!
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Shop the full Frederic Fekkai haircare collection here!
Frederic Fekkai's Coiff Nonchalant Piecing & Foaming Wax has been getting a lot of beauty editor love these past couple months which means this is a product we need to take seriously. Whether you're styling infinity braids or a sleek and smooth mane, this wax can be used to create texture amongst layers or smooth pesky fly-aways. My hair never looks its best until a day or two after washing so the Coiff Piecing and Foaming Wax is amazing because it gives you next day hair, today! Simply rub a small amount of product to hands or fingertips and rub together to warm it up. Then have fun creating piecy separates!
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Fragrance can transport you to a cherished memory, a favorite place you once traveled and also allow you to become a whole new you. Are you a shy personality who when wearing Tom Ford's Black Orchid immediately feels sexier and bolder or a on the go executive whose stress levels go down when wearing the relaxing beachy notes of Sarah Horowitz Coconut Milk? If you're on the search for love, then the August issue of Allure magazine suggests a little help from the right scent can help you find, well……Mr. Right. Some scents can evoke love and lust in yourself and others and none more so than Bvlgari Black and Secretions Magnifique by Etat Libre d'Orange. Included in Perfumes: The A-Z Guide as amongst the top five scents of all time, Bvlgari's Black is an oriental woody amber with notes of amber and resin while Secretions Organique (need we say more) has notes of coconut, sandalwood and blood and milk accords.
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After going off the pill a couple months ago to try and get pregnant I thought my skin would remain having its occasional breakout, but normal skin tone. Boy, was I wrong. Initially when speaking to friends who'd gone through skin changes due to fluctuation of hormones I thought I was lucky and had somehow bypassed all the acne and oily skin that typically occurs when you go off the pill. Literally one day I was talking about how my skin had remained the same and the next it was like a war had broke out on my face with no hope of surrender. Washing my face became a nightmare, instead of the feeling of smooth skin, it was replaced with rough skin texture and a nagging need to want to start popping blackheads every night. Gross, I know.
When you get pregnant you need to be wary of what skincare ingredients you can safely put on your skin. Your normal routine of highly active ingredients might now be a no-no for the next nine months. Because my husband and I have decided to wait a few months until my hormones level out before we start trying I gave myself the green light and recently purchased some pimple fighting products from one of the leaders in skincare, Peter Thomas Roth. Whether you're experiencing your own battle with acne congestion due to going off the pill or problematic skin in general, here are a few tried and tested suggestions:
Whether you have hormonal skin or not, everybody and I mean everybody can see results when using a Clarisonic. I don't care what one you choose to invest in, the power of sonic cleansing speaks for itself in the thousands of lives it has changed. With special brush heads that work together with gentle vibration to remove blackheads, gently and effectively exfoliate the skin, as well as improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles; this is a cleansing device whose results speak for themselves. Washing your face with your hands will be thought of as the dark ages in no time at all.
Peter Thomas Roth's Beta Hydroxy Acid 2% Acne Wash sounds like it will be very drying and cause cracked lips and nose but that couldn't be further from the truth. Gentle yet very effective, this oil free acne wash gives a deep cleanse while 2% salicylic acid helps to loosen sebum, clear pores and prevent future breakouts.
I love a great peel but some can strip the skin to harshly which can then lead to other problems. Peter Thomas Roth's Gentle Correction Pads are a favorite of mine (and Allure magazine) as they won 'Best Peel' in their Best of Beauty awards. With a peach bellini scent, regular use of these exfoliating pads will reduce the appearance of fine lines, clear blackheads and refine pores. I like to them once a week!
A great night treatment is essential to keep all the good work going while you're getting your beauty sleep. Peter Thomas Roth's Acne Spot and Area Treatment is a maximum strength, yet non-drying topical treatment that works quickly on a single blemish or can be used on larger problematic areas to fight present and future breakouts. You could use it during the day but I don't really like to because it does have a sulfur like smell that can be noticed if you get to close to people.
I hope these pimple fighters work for you as well as they worked for me. Remember, if you're pregnant you should consult your physician prior to selecting new skincare products!Read More »
Shop the full Butter London collection here!
Loving the new Butter London Lippys for Autumn/Winter 2012! Five new lipgloss shades that are perfect for the season of changing leaves and also can be teamed up with its matching nail lacquer cohort. All of the Butter London lippys are created in perfect harmony with its sister nail lacquer and work amazing together as a power combo. Purchase them individually or some come together as a gift set in Lips & Tips!
From bottom to top: La Moss Lippy (vampish, wine-red creme lip gloss), Toff (smoky, deep lilac lip gloss), Tea With The Queen (neutral peach creme lip gloss), Come To Bed Red (classic bright red lip gloss) and Primrose Hill (tropical, fuchsia bright pink lip gloss).
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