If you love beauty products, but hate the trial and error process or wasting countless bucks on products that don’t work for you – I’ve got news for you! Join me at INGLOT’S Pro Studio and Artist Lounge to celebrate the launch of the new INGLOT Virtual Makeover mobile app! Inglot makeover app
Inglot makeover app
The new INGLOT virtual makeover for iPad and iPhone allows you to experiment and create exciting new looks using INGLOT cosmetics famously vibrant color palette. Not only can you let your imagination run wild, but you can save yourself the agony of never having buyers remorse ever again. Simply upload your photo and try INGLOT colors directly onto your picture. Virtual color detection makes foundation matching easy and you can eve build your a custom selected Freedom palette of color.
Inglot makeover app
Want a chance to test out the app and get an accompanying makeover of your dreams? Join me on June 4th for the official INGLOT virtual makeover app launch in NYC! We’ll have makeover competitions, music, treats and great prizes including gift cards, beauty bags and more!
Space is limited and we can only accommodate the first 50 reader RSVPs today. If you’re in the NYC area and would like to attend, send your name with Subject: INGLOT Makeover App Launch via email to INGLOTstudioNYC@InglotUSA.com.
Inglot makeover app
See you there!
Olay Fresh Effects
According to the calendar, it is Springtime (even if you’re still wearing a bubble coat and boots). You’re preparing for warmer weather and brighter fashions, why not spruce up your skincare regimen? Updating my skincare routine wasn’t a thought until I came home to an awesome surprise from Olay Fresh Effects.
Olay Fresh Effects
I’m no beauty expert, but my grandma taught me a few things and when it comes to skincare I believe in two things: Exfoliating and Moisturizing. Lucky for me, the Olay Fresh Effects line includes a great exfoliating cleanser (Bead Me Up) that doesn’t leave my skin feeling dried out and stiff. (And when you pair in the pulsating power cleansing brush, dirt & leftover makeup doesn’t stand a chance!) I usually finish up with Long Live Moisture or BB Cream for a fresh-faced look.
The Olay Fresh Effects product line includes:
• Va-Va-Vivid Powered Contour Cleansing Brush – It’s soft silicon bristles cleanse 400% better – even on waterproof make-up! – for a refreshing clean you can see and feel.
• BB Cream – A cream that combines 24-hour hydration and a splash of sheer color for a brighter, smoother, more even skin tone and a virtually flawless, radiant look.
• Bead Me Up – We’ve brought together foaming bubbles and exfoliating microbeads to give you the freshest wash you’ve ever had. Millions of bubbles gently purify and lift away dirt, while exfoliating microbeads softly scrub your skin for a beautifully fresh, healthy look.
• Long Live Moisture – A lightweight moisturizer that keeps skin soft and smooth for up to 24-hours.
• Shine, Shine, Go Away – Nothing says refreshment like a deep-down-to-the-pores clean. Our shine minimizing cleanser has all the purifying power of a mask, but lathers and rinses like a daily cleanser to remove 2X more dirt oil and make-up than basic cleansing. Formula with kaolin clay lifts away impurities and helps minimize shine – even after you leave the sink! Treat yourself to a deeper clean for a fresher feel.
• S’Wipe Out – Gentle, everyday cleansing in a jiffy. Each of these special pre-moistened cloths is covered in cottony-soft cleansing pockets to lift away dirt and makeup – even waterproof mascara – in a flash. With light Olay moisture and vitamin E they leave skin feeling clean, soft and smooth all in one easy step. So S’wipe off your day for freshness you can see and feel.
If you’re thinking about trying something new and sprucing up your skincare with Olay Fresh Effects, stop by your local Walmart or head over to Walmart.com and start your new skincare routine today.
Disclosure: The Olay Fresh Effects product, information and gift pack has been provided by Olay, however all shared opinions are my own.Olay Fresh Effects
Olay Fresh Effects
Olay Fresh Effects
We’re all unique and beautiful in our own way. Recognizing beauty is one this but cherishing it is an entirely different process. Do you remember the last time you looked in the mirror and acknowledged how unique & beautiful you truly are? Living a busy life and being on the go sometimes robs you of those special moments to stop and cherish what really matters in life. You.
If you’re looking to find a few new ways to cherish your complete and natural beauty, I challenge you to try these tips below.
1. Nurture yourself. Self care is very important. Set up some time to be by yourself, just by yourself. Do something that gives you peace, love, and joy with yourself. You can nurture yourself physically by exercising and consuming healthy food.
2. Be who you really are. Express yourself, laugh, play, or sing. Don’t be afraid of what others think, they feel the same way and want to express themselves, but are afraid to show it too.
3. Remind yourself that you are worth loving. Many people tend to get insecure about themselves, when in all reality we are all human beings! Always believe in yourself and be the confident optimistic you.
This week, I was offered the chance to check out Seventh Generation’s line of natural care products with subtle scents of chamomile, lavender and other simple clean scents. These Seventh Generation products are scented with essential oils and botanical extracts, which left my skin feeling soft, supple and clean. Seventh Generation is pleased to introduce an authentically natural line of personal care products derived from plant-based formulas, including bar soap, body wash, lotion, hand wash and facial cleansing wipes. The pure, plant-based formulas provide what your skin needs, and no harsh chemicals or faux benefits, guiding you down the path towards cherishing your healthier, naturally beautiful skin.
Seventh Generation wants to get you started on your journey to natural beauty. Visit 7 Day Journey to natural beauty for tips and information on their new line of USDA approved biobased products ranging from facial wipes to body lotion!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Seventh Generation. The opinions and text are all mine.
Inspired by international travels, legendary makeup artist Sam Fine discusses eye for beauty and must-have pigments for the launch of Sam Fine For Fashion Fair Supreme Color Collection with DivasandDorks.com. For over a decade, Sam Fine has created iconic, one-of-a-kind beauty looks for some of the world’s most amazing stars. From Jennifer Hudson and Tyra Banks to Vanessa Williams and Iman, Fine has made a name for himself as a highly sought-after makeup artist for women of color. Recently, Fine discussed his unique vision into his debut makeup line, a collection of eye shadow palettes, lipsticks and lip gloss designed exclusively for Fashion Fair.
“Its been such a privilege to work with Fashion Fair to create this inspired collection,” says Sam Fine. “As a pioneer in the cosmetics industry, Fashion Fair has truly changed the way we approach beauty. I’m excited for what the futrre holds for our collaboration.”
In honor of it’s 40th year anniversary, Fashion Fair has collaborated with Sam Fine to create The Sam Fine For Fashion Fair Supreme Color Collection which includes the following shades, colors and glosses.
Eight Supreme Lip Color Shades (22): These pigments deliver intense color with the right amount of shine. Colors include: Champagne Toast, Whispering Rose, Deep Suede, Pink Parfait, Moroccan Spice, Dynasty Red, Cognac African Violet.
Two Supreme Eye Color Quads ($38): Designed with opulent, complementing shades to achieve multiple looks from bold, glam and even smokey eye looks are achievable with each variety of finishes. Colors include: Tunisian Nights and Amalfi Coast.
Supreme Shine Lip Gloss ($20): Hi shine meets a crisp golden shade with this non-sticky lip gloss. Colors include: Canary Diamond
Sam Fine Fashion Fair Supreme Color Collection is available now at select stores including Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, BonTon, Belk, Dillard’s and on FashionFair.com.
Are you in NYC looking for the place to show your face? INGLOT Cosmetics is proud to announce the grand opening of their 6,000 square foot, INGLOT Artist Lounge located at their Chelsea Market flagship store on Wednesday, December 19, 2012.
INGLOT’s Artist Lounge radiates beauty inspiration from every corner and offers pro-members an array of services not found under any other roof. Makeup artists will find themselves immersed in astudio that is sure to become their next beauty haven. The opportunities are endless here for INGLOT pro-members! Artists can book one of the many spaces during business hours and gain access to the entire INGLOT range of products. Hold your wedding trials, business meetings, and photo shoots here! The best news is, these services are offered to pro-members free of charge for a limited time! In addition to the space, make use of the wide screen television for presentations, complete state of the art sound system, catering facilities for any refreshments you may bring, and all the INGLOT products you could ever want. So why not meet new clients, entertain old ones, attend a class or even host your own?
“The New York INGLOT Artist Lounge, the one-stop support shop for all industry professionals. The perfect complimentary space for business lunches, makeup trials, promotional events, parties, photo shoots, research projects and more.” Mr. Wojtek Inglot, Creator and Founder of INGLOT Cosmetics
But that’s not all! Beginning in January, and each month throughout 2013, INGLOT’s Artist Lounge will be full of workshops and inspiration! Top makeup artists in the industry will be on-site to train and educate other pro-members in their craft. Stay tuned for more announcements coming soon! The “Artist Lounge” is located on the fifth floor at Chelsea Market, 75 9th Avenue (between 15th and 16th Street), New York, NY 10011. For more information on how to become a pro-member, please visit http://www.inglotusa.com/promembers.
Everyone in the natural hair community is very serious about their decision to leave the chemicals, and wear their hair in its natural state. I personally commend those who have made this transition! However, there are a few things that you must know in order to properly care for your natural hair (or any hair) to maintain it’s truest texture.
In speaking with two authorities in the hair care industry (Spring Capers of “Springs Place”, Chicago IL-South Loop, & Kelly Jay of “Eula’s Hair Salon”, Chicago IL-Beverly), the common thread of the “how-to” conversation, as it relates to hair, is that you must visit a hair care professional in order to properly care for your tresses. Maintenance is very important. “Whether natural or processed, ends will split”, says Kelly Jay. She advises that you should see your hair care professional every 7-10 days, but that seeing one every 14 days is more common, as everyone’s budget is not the same. Spring says something similar. “The secret to great hair, no matter what type, style or texture, is an APPOINTMENT on a regular basis with a true professional.”
Also, naturalistas have to find the hair care products that work best with your particular hair texture. Not all products work for every type of hair, so doing your own research, listening to and visiting with your hair care professional, plus “trial and error” will make for the best teacher.
Whether your hair is processed or natural, your hair’s health will all depend on YOU. The woman with the AMAZINGLY beautiful tresses will potentially be the woman who frequently visits her stylist!
It’s not too late to get your hair in order; caring for your hair doesn’t have to be a struggle! See your local hair care professional for your consultation and maintenance if it has been a while.
Have your own natural hair care tips or tricks that have helped you? Know a great natural hair stylist? Share below for the rest of the naturalistas…
Natural hair styles are taking over! Women are getting back to their roots and rocking curls, waves, ‘fro’s and short styles. It’s even evident from the many natural hair products that have emerged within the last year like, Motions’ Naturally You and African Pride’s Back to Natural hair products. Going natural can still be a hard decision to make and you may have lingering questions or a lack of motivation that keep you from moving forward with the decision. Which natural style will look best on me? Will I be able to keep it up? How will the transition be? What have others used or done?
Change can be tough, but we’ve found the perfect natural hair/technology mash-up to help you along your transition to natural and document the journey to share in the process.
We caught up to the creators of this empowering and innovative concept and got the entire scoop just for you. Check out what inspired the creation of Techturized and be in the know before it becomes the talk of the hair industry.
Q: What is Techturized and How does it work?
A: ”Techturized is the place to talk, shop, and get personal advice for hair – it’s your look, your life, over time. From receiving recommendations, to retrospective reminiscing, Techturized is the destination for personal guidance and self-expression. Members upload photos of their personal looks and add a brief description. Multiple looks create a story highlighting a woman’s life over time through visual media. Users can subscribe to stories, cultivating a web of personal connections.”
Q: How did the team form & come up with the innovative idea for Techturized and WHY?
A: ”All the founders met at the Georgia Institute of Technology where Candace, Joy, and Jess studied Computer Science and Chanel studied Chemical Engineering. The founders formed relationships through different organizations, projects, and sponsored computing initiatives. Our engineering knowledge and passion for empowering people was the magnet for the four of us coming together. Techturized was birthed from a combination of frustrations with inadequate hair care solutions and a passion to do something about it. We have experienced hair problems that so many women face. We believe that hair is more than a display of style but links to a woman’s identity. Techturized is an opportunity to promote empowerment and wellness and the unique blend of hair care and technology powers us to reach women everywhere.”
Q: How will Techturized benefit women that are natural or in the process of going natural?
A: ”Techturized is the go-to source for all hair types. For natural women and those in pursuit of going natural it is the perfect destination because not only do we provide value for knowing the right products & styles personally for you, we also acknowledge the importance of support and inspiration along the journey. We understand that it’s not just a quick decision that can be solved by online search or videos here & there. It’s more of a conscious evolution that connects many aspects of a woman’s life. It takes a progressive, caring environment that caters to the total woman and that’s the essence of Techturized.”
Q: Who is Techturized for? What kind of woman was in mind during the creation process?
A: ”Our mission is to awaken the potential within to fulfill your purpose! We have created a site for the “every day” woman to be her best self. Whether your hair is curly, straight, relaxed, or natural, we focus on promoting self-expression and healthy hair.”
Q: What are the team’s future goals and hopes for Techturized?
A: ”Our future goals are to master the hair care market and keep our users satisfied. Hair is the threshold into a woman’s identity, which makes our starting point such a treasured beginning. Our company grows with an ambitious outlook to build a thriving business that breathes life & happiness in every life that we touch. We also have goals for community outreach to empower women to pursue fields in science, technology, and engineering.”
Sign up for Techturized.com to stay in the loop for new developments, as they get ready for their next release. You don’t want to miss out!
Isn’t it fun always fun to shop at the last minute before an upcoming trip? Recently, I found myself shopping at the last minute for hair accessories, safe travel products and even a few last minute gadgets for on the go beauty! Luckily, for me (and many of you) there’s always a Duane Reade close by that meets my every need & makes checking off my last minute checklist, simple & easy. One of the products that made their way on my quick my recent shopping list was Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy from Duane Reade.
There’s just something about walking through the doors of a well lit, fully stocked Duane Reade location. With many of the newer locations boasting wider aisles, expanded selections and easy to locate products – it automatically sets the tone for an easy breezy shopping experience. As the techie that I am, shopping lists start online by using the Duane Reader shopping list function (it makes keeping up with your shopping list & Duane Reade sale items simple & easy.) From the online shopping list to shopping the aisles – is when the fun really begins…
In addition to locating Clear beauty products, a girl had to invest in some a few beauty must haves to make the checklist complete. Check out my shopping experience from online to offline here & if you’re looking for more – be sure to connect with Clear on Facebook & YouTube today. If you’re looking for the latest news on coupons, sales and more from Duane Reade make sure to check them out on Facebook, Twitter and more.
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The Makeup Show NYC came to a close last week bringing inspiration and education to the epicenter of beauty and fashion. Over 6,000 beauty professionals, buyers, industry educators, press, and retailers, packed the halls at Metropolitan Pavilion on May 13 and 14 to immerse themselves in the LARGEST makeup industry event of the year.
The Makeup Show NYC was the perfect setting for pro makeup artists to stock their kits with the latest products and brands on the market and to network amongst some of the most influential artists in the industry. Each year the show hosts top makeup artists and this year was no exception. A few in attendance included Troy Jensen, Frances Hathaway, and Kristofer Buckle who each shared the secrets to their success and techniques in intimate keynotes and demonstrations.
Shelly Taggar, Vice President for The Makeup Show shared, “Every year we try to grow and deliver new things to the artists that attend, and I think this year has been the best yet. And we still have 3 shows to deliver this year in Chicago, Berlin and our new addition Orlando.”James Vincent, Director of Artistry and Education for The Makeup Show adds, “The Makeup Show NYC, with over 6000 artists and industry insiders through the door, and over 50 forums, seminars, panels, lectures and keynote presentations we bring some of the biggest hair and makeup artists from all areas of the industry for inspiration and guidance in both artistry and career building.”
The Makeup Show NYC featured top beauty brands who recorded higher sales than previous years and even sold out of popular products. Participating brands included: Diamond Sponsor MAKE UP FOR EVER, Platinum Sponsor Crown Brush and Temptu Pro, Silver Sponsor Stila, Supporting Sponsors NARS, Make-Up Designory, Smashbox, Hautelook, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Alcone and INGLOT Cosmetics, Media Sponsor Jones Magazine, Other Sponsors The Powder Group and On Makeup Magazine. In addition, over 60 pro-makeup industry companies including: MAC, Ellis Faas, Alcone, Senna, Kett Cosmetics, Embryolisse USA, Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics, Kevyn Aucoin, Armour Beauty, Cinema Secrets, to name a few.
The Makeup Show NYC Highlights
NARS “Pop-Up Shop” which resembled their flagship boutique proved to be a huge success and was packed at all times. They even sold out of many popular products. Check out a few of my favorite NARS picks & essential grabs from The Makeup Show below.
5. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
4. NARS Thakoon Nail Polish Collection - Amchoor
3. Kiss iENVY Premium False Lashes
2. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil – Red Square
1. ZUCA Utility MakeUp Bag – small
You’ve seen my MakeUp Show moments & top must haves. What are your favorite makeup must haves?
For a complete list of participating brands, educational speakers, schedule of events and prices, please visit www.themakeupshow.com.
Have you ever noticed random blemishes, skin texture changes or wrinkles that seem to appear out of nowhere? I’ve definitely noticed a few unwanted dark spots on my face that seemed to have appeared overnight? (…and with upcoming on-camera appearances to look forward to, they have also completely freaked me out!) A couple of weeks ago, I was introduced to the FaceFX light treatment. As a girl interested in all things tech, I wanted to look into the science & technology behind this beauty treatment to determine if using this product could work for me.
The Face FX Skin Rejuvenation and Anti-Aging Light Treatment relies on Home Fractional (HF) Technology - a safe and effective manner to provide stimulation of heat and light energy to the multiple layers of your skin, without high levels of discomfort, making it a pain-free alternative to Botox or surgery. The Active HF targets the top layer of your skin to address fine lines and pores, leading to texture improvements. The Deep HF penetrates deeper into the skin to address larger wrinkles and discolored spots. By fractionating the energy FaceFX is able to penetrate deeper into the skin without high levels of discomfort and create clearer & healthier looking skin.
Personally, after use – my skin felt a little warmer & I had slight redness (but felt no discomfort at all). My areas of concern were primarily my eyes (working 24hours a day has it’s disadvantages…) and fading a few random dark spots along my forehead. Since I currently don’t have wrinkles (Thank God!) I’ve been using Silk’n FaceFX as a preventative treatment along my eye area and corrective treatment along my forehead. I’m just under two weeks of using the product, therefore I haven’t noticed a huge difference in my skin’s appearance yet. However, I’ll share the before/after photos of another Silk’n user for you to see the difference in results for yourself.
Beauty Benefits: FaceFx improvise skin texture, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, fades the appearance of dark skin patches and reduces pore size.
Simple to Use and Quick Results: With FaceFX you can expect noticeable results within 3-7 weeks after treatment. (Note: For the first month, users are advised to use FaceFX 3 times a week and once a week thereafter for maintenance. Each treatment session should be 15-20 minutes.)
Ideal for Spa Addicts and Beauty Buffs: Anyone who wants a more natural youthful appearance and is tired of the expense of high-end facial creams, professional laser treatments and/or facials, FaceFX is the solution! The cost-savings of not having to purchase additional creams or make up, are significant.
Privacy and Convenience: The exciting benefits of FaceFX technology can be enjoyed in the convenience and privacy of your home, whenever the time is right for you.
Interested in trying out Silk’n FaceFX for yourself? D&D readers can receive a 20% discount on any of Silk’n FaceFX products – just visit http://www.silkn.com/ and use the DISCOUNT CODE: NYNY upon checkout. See what others have to say about Silk’n FaceFX and connect with other users on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SilknProducts.