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With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, let Rimmel London and Sally Hansen get you in the romantic spirit with beautiful shades of Red and Pink lip and nail colors!
YOUR OWN, PERSONAL ALWAYS-ON SALON: INTRODUCING SALLY HANSEN’S NEWLY FORMULATED INSTA-DRI NAIL COLOR COLLECTION
Score an extra day of wear and up to 33% more chip resistance, all while adding the final touch to your ensemble in an instant
Why involve multiple bottles when a lightning-speed mani is at your fingertips? Sally Hansen Insta-Dri® Nail Color’s newly upgraded 3-in-1 formula with built-in base and top coat offers shiny, extended wear in a single step. The new Insta-Dri is housed in an updated bottle adorned with a gorgeous new logo and comes complete with color-matched caps for a modern, sleek feel and easy shade navigation. The revamped formula delivers an extra day of wear and chip resistance, so you can take that nail look to go- anywhere, anytime. With up to 33% longer wear and chip resistance, up to or almost 3x as many consumers preferred the new formula versus the former. Get ready on the go with Insta-Dri’s brush that covers in one stroke. One stroke, one coat, and you’re done!
Shades shown below: Watermelon Wizz, ASAP Apple, Peppy Le Fuchsia, Rapid Red
RIMMEL LONDON STAY MATTE LIQUID LIP COLOUR ($5.79)
Get ready for a bold, matte lip-look that stays on. Rimmel London introduces Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour, a new liquid lipstick with high-intensity colour, a velvety matte finish and a long-lasting, comfortable wear.
Shades shown below in Firestarter and Heartbeat
In the photo below, I am wearing the Firestarter shade, but I added a little top coat of my own favorite shimmery metallic lip gloss
I love how the color lasts all day long! Even when my lip gloss wears off, the base shade of my Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour keeps going strong!
New Year/New You
Happy New Year! Sally Hansen and Rimmel London are starting off the year fresh with new products that are sure to revamp your look instantly. Give your nails a much needed boost with the new Sally Hansen Moisture Rehab Overnight Nail Serum and for your lips, Rimmel London will give you that much needed long wearing dose of color for the New Year with their new Only 1 Matte Lipstick.
WAKE UP TO HEALTHIER, HYDRATED NAILS:
SALLY HANSEN LAUNCHES MOISTURE REHAB™ OVERNIGHT NAIL SERUM
This bedtime boost treats nails and cuticles to hydration with nutrient-rich actives, all in one luxe formula.
It’s time for a nail intervention! Flawless color laydown starts with healthy, moisturized nails. Overnight moisturizing treatments work wonders for skin and hair, and now nails and cuticles can benefit from the rejuvenating results. Introducing Sally Hansen Moisture Rehab™, our first overnight nail serum that contains moisture and nutrient rich extracts for intense nail and cuticle restoration. This brush-on, luxurious formula, featuring a blend of black orchid, açai and algae actives and humectants, helps hydrate and rejuvenate severely dry or weak nails. The lightweight, serum formula leaves nails ready for rest and repair, so you can awaken to stronger, replenished and healthier-looking nails and cuticles.
“Based on my expertise, Moisture Rehab is a great product for delivering moisturization overnight to address issues of dryness and dehydration. This improves the overall manicure, enhancing smooth color laydown, increasing nail flexibility to avoid chipping and making the finished product more beautiful,” says Madeline Poole, Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador.
To use, apply the serum to bare fingers and toenails or over a dried manicure and gently massage. It’s the sleeping beauty secret for ravishingly resilient nails!
Price & Availability: Sally Hansen Moisture Rehab™ Overnight Nail Serum will be available January 2016 for $9.99 each at drugstores nationwide.
NEW! RIMMEL LONDON THE ONLY 1 MATTE LIPSTICK
The lipstick revolution goes matte! Rimmel London introduces The Only 1 Matte Lipstick, a new-generation, all-in-one matte lipstick that delivers long-lasting, non-drying colour, moisture and wear. It’s Matte lipstick that lets you have it all in one. No compromise.
Rimmel is powering the matte revolution with a new volatile hybrid formula that’s been specially developed to meet your every lipstick need:
COMFORT & MOISTURE: A light emollient oil is combined with a liquid polymer to provide the comfortable, moisturising feel throughout wear. Feels so good!
NON-DRYING: The oil is absorbed on application, creating a thin film between the skin and the pigment and banishing that irritating dry sensation often felt with matte lipsticks.
LONG-LASTING COLOR: The formula features volatile silicon to give a smooth and even colour release, which helps to set the lipstick for superior colour wear.
AVAILABLE IN 10 NEW MATTE SHADES (listed in order of images) :Leader of The Pink, Call The Shots, Salute, High Flyer, Take The Stage, Keep It Coral, Trendsetter, Look Who's Talking, Run The Show and The Matte Factory
*Product en route, any opinions are my own.
With Halloween just around the corner, now is the time to get your nails and lips “spooked” for the holiday! With the perfect vampy and Orange lip colors from Rimmel London and fabulous orange and black nail colors from Sally Hansen, you will be Halloween ready in no time.
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Tribal Sun and Blacky-0 ($9.99)
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Orange Zest and Black to Black ($4.95)
Rimmel The Only 1 Lip color in Oh So Wicked, One of A Kind and Call Me Crazy ($7.25)
In the photo below, I am wearing the Sally Hansen's gorgeous nail polish in black and orange. I love the bold color and the long wearing formulas. Since I don't usually dress up for Halloween, it is fun to have my nails looking festive.
As for the Rimmel London lip color, I am wearing the 'One of a Kind' shade. I am very impressed at how long lasting the formula is, plus the high density of the color! It even tastes a bit like blackberry, so that is even better. I adore the deep berry hue.
You can purchase Sally Hansen and Rimmel London products in Fred Meyer, Target and Walmart
*Product received. All opinions are my own
If you live in LA (or don’t) you understand exactly what Early Morning Rush Hour means. It means waking up 2 hours early to go 15 miles, and for the most part that is completely normal. Traffic is a part of LA culture. Unlike many other cities it almost impossible to use another other type of transportation other than a car because of the way the city is spread out. It is not secret information either; in fact it’s something known around the world.
This custom manicure from Lauren B. will have you embracing any Early Morning Rush Hour.
See below for the step-by-step!
Step 1: Start with the either Lauren B Nail Perfecter or Dual Base/Top Coat. Let dry for 1-2 min.
Step 2: Next apply 1-2 coats of Lauren B. Hollywood Land and let dry for 3-4 min. When that is dry cut small strips of tape in order to create straight lines for your grid and lay them on your nail bed.
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and o keep. All opinions are my own.
Wedding season is around the corner and whether you’re the bride, the maid of honor, the plus one or simply a wedding crasher, you’ll want to look and feel your best! Get ahead of the game and start your primping now!
For healthy, beautiful nails, use Lauren B Beauty Nail Couture Nail Growth Serum once or twice a day.
About: This sheer blend of amino acids, antioxidants, Vitamins E and C, peptides and biotin will be sure to turn those fragile, brittle winter nails into strong, long beautiful wedding worthy nails.
Brush this nail growth serum directly onto your nails before applying your polish or on bare nails.
Where to buy: LaurenBBeauty.com
For radiant, blemish free skin, use IlluMask Anti-Aging Mask on a clean face everyday for 30 Days
About: This at-home LED light therapy mask uses red and infrared light to boost skin cell turnover, increasing the circulation and overall improving your skin’s health, as well as increases the production of collagen and elastin for smoother, more youthful looking skin. Lastly, this “miracle” mask will be sure to even out your skin tone and improve your complexion for glowing skin all wedding season long.
Kimberly Snyder and Burt’s Bees #28 DayCleanse for 28 days
Before the start of the season, log onto burtsbees.com to follow Kimberley Snyder into a #28DayCleanse using the Burt’s Bees Renewal Collection, a collection formulated with powerful Apple and Hibiscus Rejuvenating Complex.
The Renewal line is packed with botanicals to fight the signs of aging and reveal more youthful, healthy-looking skin! During the duration of the Cleanse, Kim will curate recipes, tips, and tricks for participants to help nourish their beauty from the inside out.
Kimberly is the author of the Beauty Detox series, a line of best-selling nutritional and lifestyle books that teaches readers how to reach optimal beauty and health through food, the latest of which is The Beauty Detox Power – a chronical of stories of women that have transformed their lives and their beauty through holistic health practices. Kimberly is also the creator of Glow Bio, an organic smoothie, juice, and cleanse company known for its signature Glowing Green SmoothieTM.
Make this your best wedding season yet!
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. Any opinions are my own. This post may contain my affiliate links.
SALLY HANSEN® INSTA-DRI™ GETS A MAKEOVER WITH IMPROVED FORMULA AND
14 NEW FASHIONABLE, FAST-DRY COLORS
The nail polish you already love just got better! Millions of women know that Sally Hansen® Insta-Dri™ nailpolish gives them a quick-drying, high-shine manicure that lasts. Now, an improved formula delivers extended wear and enhanced shine — still with the one stroke, one coat convenience that has made Insta-Dri™ a cult favorite since 2009.
Insta-Dri's three-in-one formula combines base coat, color, and top coat in one bottle, making it even easier to have a glossy manicure in a minute. It dries in just 60 seconds, creating full-coverage color and shine without the wait.
Along with an improved formula, Insta-Dri™ also features 14 new, must-have shades that incorporate the season's standout runway trends. Rich chocolate and champagne add cashmere-like coziness to any manicure. Or go bold with fiery tones of red and orange — three different hues allow you to turn up the intensity as much as you like. Lilac, cherry, and plum tap into fall’s purple moment, while blue and teal provide a cooling effect. Meanwhile, the season’s new neutrals (think: the inkiest black, steel gray) are the nails’ answer to Normcore. These anything-but-boring basics prove that colors don’t need to shout to stand out. And with 40 total fast-drying shades to choose from, there's no shortage of variety.
Even the appearance of Insta-Dri™ is getting a boost. A new, sleek logo freshens up the packaging for a more contemporary style — a fitting look for a nail polish made for today's on-the-go pace.
THE SHADES: Re-teal Therapy, Plummet, In Nude-tral, Cherry Fast, Navy Fleet, Show Steel-er, Making Mauves, Leapin’ Lilac, Black to Black, Ablazing!, Quick Fire, Set Sail, Cocoa A Go Go, Orange Zest
In the photo below, my daughter is sporting the beautiful 'Set Sail' shade. It is the perfect color for Spring! It is amazing how quickly this polish dries. No waiting required!
THINK: Everything you need for the ultimate eye looks.
WHAT IT IS: Make your gorgeous peepers pop with the new City Proof Complete Eye Collection from NYC New York Color. From the first touch of primer to the last swipe of mascara, you will look flawless from lid to lash. Go big and bold with colored liners, or make a dramatic statement by mixing different shades of shadows.
THE CITY PROOF COMPLETE EYE COLLECTION INCLUDES:
24 HR Waterproof Mascara $2.99: This 24-hour long-wearing, volumizing mascara available in black is smudge-proof, flake-proof, and water-proof. Keep lashes flexible and comfortable with this gentle mascara, with a quick-drying formula that sets in a flash.
24 HR Eye Primer $2.99: A perfect base, this primer makes your shadow shine. Available in one global shade, the primer comes in a convenient retractable chubby for creaseless, long-lasting color.
24 HR Waterproof Eye Shadow $2.99: This retractable chubby has a unique, pigment-packed formula for 24-hour waterproof wear. Color glides on smooth and stays crease-proof all day and all night. Try using it as a liner, or smudge with your finger for a smoky effect. Available shades: Wall Street Bronze, Brooklyn Mocha, Tribeca Taupe, 5th Ave Gold Rush, Murray Hill Champagne, Rockefeller Center Snowflakes, Empire State Building, New York At Night, Central Park Tulips, East River Romance and Madison Square Park .
Beautiful colors! Below is a picture of my daughter wearing 24 HR Waterproof Mascara, and 24 HR Waterproof Eye Shadow in Brooklyn Mocha. She really rocks this look!
To learn more about Sally Hansen's go to: http://www.sallyhansen.com/
For more information on NYC New York Color please visit: http://www.newyorkcolor.com/us
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
TURN YOUR BACK to the frenzy. Quiet your mind from the noise. When the race to get ahead gets ahead of you, it’s time to slow down. It draws closer with each step. A greater awareness. An inexplicable calm.A deeper understanding of the rhythms of life. This is the world of Slow Beauty. It is a place unconstrained by time, envy or vanity. A return to simple wellness. Only by slowing down are we able to experience our true selves. SpaRitual. Slow Beauty for a fast world.
What a great philosophy to have about life! I got the chance to review some of SpaRitual's amazing products, and now I am a huge fan. I was sent a few of their wonderful hand care products. The appearance of our hands reveals a lot about a woman, especially her age. That is why we must take proper care of them! Below are a few of the products I received.
HandPrint Hand Serum is formulated with Swiss Apple Stem Cells and infused with Ginger Root Extract to soften and smooth skin’s texture, Pumpkin Fruit Extract to help build collagen and promote elasticity, and Licorice Root to help brighten discoloration.
I absolutely love this hand serum! It goes above and beyond any hand cream I have ever used. This serum takes years off of the appearance of my hands. Gone are the embarrassing wrinkles that made my hands look rather elderly. The skin on my hands looks so young and lovely! This serum feels luxurious and silky and leaves no residue on the skin. I apply it between hand washings and right before bed. It is a miracle product for me!
Smooth on SpaRitual's multi-purpose balm to provide long-lasting moisture that soothes dry, over-stressed skin. Formulated with Fair Trade Certified Organic Shea Butter and Cocoa Seed Butter to help retain moisture and protect the skin. Rich in antioxidant properties that provide a protective barrier between the skin and the environment and promote elasticity and cell regeneration. Use on hands, feet, lips and body.
My daughter's knuckles were dry, chapped and cracking from the bitter cold weather. Nothing she was using was helping to heal them, until I suggested that she try SpaRitual's multi-purpose balm. She applied it on her raw skin and felt immediate relief. Now, Myelie applies it after every hand wash and before bed to keep her hands supple and to protect them from the elements. Her knuckles are baby soft now.
Penetrates the nail matrix to condition cuticles and promote healthy nail growth. My cuticles were looking rather ragged and I had some terrible and painful hangnails. After using Cuti-Cocktail Cuticle Oil Pen & Pusher (about twice per week) my cuticles look and feel renewed and pampered.
To learn more about SpaRitual products go to: http://www.sparitual.com/
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Priti NYC was founded by Kim D’Amato. The idea behind Priti NYC came alive during her pregnancy. D’Amato made a conscious effort to switch to organic foods and health products, yet couldn’t seem to find a way to beautify herself in the same natural manner.
In 2005, D’amato launched Priti NYC with one simple mission: to support organic farmers and to decrease the amount of chemicals poisoning the earth- and it’s inhabitants-one manicure at a time.
Disclaimer: I received samples of the products listed above to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.
There is something to be said for a nail care company who provides a safe and healthy alternative to nail care; a multi-purpose lacquer line from a conscious brand, offering a full array of fashion forward colors that are always on trend, beautifying nails at the same time treating them.
Color Secrets Professional Nail Colors does not rely on DBP, Toulene & Formaldehyde in their products, which can each be hazardous to your health.
My daughters and I were able to try out a few of Color Secrets beautiful and trendly nail colors in Finding Neverland, Titanic and New Year's Eve. I love how each of the colors corresponds with a movie title!
My daughters and I agreed that the Color Secrets Nail Colors are not only beautiful high quality nail polishes, but that they also last a very long time on the nails with out chipping! Mine have been on for 2 weeks now and I have not see any chipping at all. I truly love Color Secrets.
And with 67 beautiful, bold colors to choose from you are certain to find the best color for you! Look here to find your favorite movie/nail color ......so much fun!!!!
You can purchase Color Secrets Nail Colors here. At $2.99 each.
Discliamer: I received a sample of the products listed above to test and to keep. The opinions are my own.