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Have you ever heard of RivalGlam? Neither had I, until just recently. Redefining the standards, RivalGlam brings you a portfolio of top influencers who are setting trends in beauty, fashion, and style. This online marketplace and product ecosystem is where the world's top social influencers cross-sell their unique beauty and fashion lines that are co-developed under Twila True Collaborations-from accessories to makeup, skincare and beyond. Having established herself in the fast-paced world of beauty and fashion e-commerce with the successful release of Twila True Beauty and Twila True Fine Jewelry, the serial entrepreneur and president/CEO, Twila True, behind True Family Enterprises develops an entirely new business model aimed at helping creative influencers build their unique brands while reaching a wide audience.
I am already very impressed with my first RivalGlam purchase! I ordered this beautiful beauty product set which includes products from top influencers including Katelynn Ansari, Cristal Garcia and Evelyn Lazado. How fun!
I love how elegantly packaged these beauty products arrived
Look at all of these beautiful nail shades. You have everything here for a gorgeous manicure, plus a rich and creamy hand cream for silky, youthful hands. I use the Tru Renewal Oil as a cuticle softener. I sometimes rub it into my cuticles. I have noticed that my cuticles really absorb the oil and my nails grow stronger, and thicker because of the nutrients in the oil. It is also perfect for taming flyways, or to smooth out last minute frizz in my hair.
The nail polish shades are perfect for all seasons. I love the top coats that really seal in the color for a long lasting finish.
I also received a pair of these gorgeous Evelyn White Gold Hoop Earrings, which I can't really wear just yet since I have a sweet baby grand daughter who would love to rip them from my lobes. They are very pretty, though.
Holographics are in for summer – and beyond! keep your digits on fire with these cellophane inspired polishes.
The Morgan Taylor Lacquer Platinum Collection embraces pure excess with rich textures,effects, and an extended-wear formula. “With Platinum,we wanted to give the wearer an indulgent experience by creating shades, effects,and textures straight from their wildest dreams,”explain brand namesakes Morgan Haile and Taylor Daniel.
Morgan Taylor Lacquer Platinum Collection, available at ULTA, $11.99
With six opulent new holographic shades, get glowy nails with Morgan Taylor Lacquer this summer:
Look how beautiful these shades are when the sun shines on them!
My favorite shade is Glow All Out, and you can see how beautiful it is in the photo below.
Morgan Taylor Lacquer Platinum Collection, available at ULTA, $11.99
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Have you planned your Halloween costume yet? I don't usually dress up for Halloween, but I do enjoy getting creative with my nails.
If you're going to rock nail art, there is no better time of year to do so than October. The month gives you free range to peruse all the wicked-cool Halloween nail art ideas, and try as many festive manicures as you want. See below for tips from celebrity nail artist, Skyy Hadley (who works on Faith Evans, Janelle Monae, and Mariska Hargitay).
Skyy recommends doing your nails the day before Halloween at home and giving yourself 45 minute to an hour of time to complete it. Follow Skyy’s DIY stiletto nail tutorial.
- Sanitize hands and nails.
- Start out with a square nail by clipping your nail straight across.
- Clip the uppermost portion of the two sides diagonally into a triangle.
- With a file, focus on curving the sides evenly to get a teardrop shape that softens the triangle.
- Whatever you do on one side, do on the other side. For example: If you do three files on one side, do three files on the other so that it looks symmetrical.
SpaRitual Introduces New Slow Beauty® Box
This Slow Beauty Box Features New SpaRitual Vegan Body Collections and Items for Your Slow Beauty Practice
SpaRitual introduces the new Slow Beauty® Box featuring SpaRitual body products, as well as tools to develop a personalized Slow Beauty practice. The box is available for purchase on a bi-annual basis and can be bought separately, or as part of a discounted subscription-based model.
The first box is themed to Spring/Summer and will feature the new limited edition Passionfruit Agave body collection, which is infused with blue agave, Certified Organic goji berry extract and Certified Organic pomegranate extract. The collection includes Nourishing Sugar Scrub, Exfoliating Cleansing Oil, Nourishing Body Soufflé and Nourishing Oil (for Body + Hair). In addition to the complete Passionfruit Agave body collection, the Slow Beauty Box will feature engaging tools to live a Slow Beauty lifestyle, including a mindful coloring book, intention-setting cards, and a meditation door hanger. The second box will be distributed in Fall 2017 and will feature the Fall/Winter SpaRitual limited edition body collection, which has yet to be announced.
“The Slow Beauty Box is a wonderful introduction to the Slow Beauty philosophy, it features self-care tools with our joyful new Passionfruit Agave body collection,” said Shel Pink, SpaRitual and Slow Beauty Founder. “The box features a mix of items to create your own personalized Slow Beauty practice, which could include self-massage, meditation and intention-setting rituals.”
SpaRitual is dedicated to Slow Beauty and creating vegan body and nail care products that nourish the mind, body and spirit, which are also environmentally kind. As with all SpaRitual body products, the Passionfruit Agavecollection is formulated using vegan, Certified Organic and Fair Trade ingredients from around the world.
The Slow Beauty Box will be available at SpaRitual.com beginning February 23, 2017. Each box can be purchased separately at full price, or purchase two seasons and receive up to a 33% savings. This season’s box is priced at $140.00.
Founded by Shel Pink, SpaRitual fuses a mind, body, spirit connection with healing spa traditions to help people engage in Slow Beauty®. All SpaRitual products are grounded in the Slow Beauty philosophy and are formulated with specially sourced vegan, certified organic and fair trade ingredients from around the world. SpaRitual products for body, hand and lifestyle promote holistic Slow Beauty self-care practices. Our body products are formulated with certified organic and fair trade ingredients are free of synthetic dyes and harsh preservatives. Our vegan manicure and pedicure essentials are formulated without DBP, Toluene, Camphor, Formaldehyde, and Formaldehyde Resin. SpaRitual stays on the pulse of sustainability issues to ensure our products processes and packaging are as environmentally responsible as possible. Our Slow Beauty brand philosophy encourages women to approach beauty as a holistic connection to oneself and to the environment. SpaRitual believes that health is wealth and that only by slowing down, can we allow our inner beauty to radiate outwards.
*Product sent. All opinions are my own.
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, get in the sexy spirit with the hottest products from Sally Hansen, Rimmel London, Jergens and Eylure! Rimmel London’s new Oh My Gloss Oil Tint Lip Color will offer a fresh pop of juicy lip color while Sally Hansen’s beautiful and bold red and pink nail colors will add just the right romantic touch to your nails.
And to top of your beauty look, use the Jergens Natural Glow 3 Days To Glow to boost your overall color for a night out on the town! AND last but not least, instantly amp up your eyes with the Eylure Lashes.
LIP GLOSS – BUT NOT AS YOU KNOW IT!
Rimmel Introduces New Oh My Gloss! Oil Tint
Ready for an addictive lip sensation? Rimmel London introduces new Oh My Gloss! Oil Tint, an innovative tint-in-oil gloss formula that’s packed with a blend of four precious oils. Enjoy a moisturizing lip gloss with a refreshing pop of ultra-glossy, non-greasy, sheer color. It’s gloss… but not as you know it!
This tinted lip oil is your secret weapon against dry and faded lips. The ultra-light, non-sticky, non-drying texture delivers comfort in a unique palette of fresh, flirty translucent shades.
What’s more, the ingenious tint-in-oil system fuses pure pigments onto the lips for a radiant splash of juicy color. The formulation also features a shine flex polymer for a dazzling glossy finish. Your pout just got glossier and more kissable!
Shown below in Modern Pink and Pop Poppy
INTRODUCING COLOR THERAPY FROM SALLY HANSEN
THE ADVANCED NEW NAIL POLISH THAT COMBINES COLOR AND CARE
Sally Hansen continues to lead in innovation by introducing its new Color Therapy products: a nail polish, top coat, and nail & cuticle oil, inspired by women’s desire to wear beautiful color while simultaneously caring for their nails. Sally Hansen’s Color Therapy nail polish contains a patented micro-delivery system that delivers an argan oil-enriched formula, resulting in intensive nourishment and instant moisture for healthier-looking nails. The Color Therapy nail polish needs no base coat so the oil complex can directly contact the bare nail. 9 out of 10 women experienced a noticeable improvement in their natural nails after wearing the Color Therapy nail polish. Vibrant tones, available in three magnificent palettes, glide on for a radiant, shiny finish with up to 10 days of fade-proof, chip-resistant wear. The Color Therapy nail polish provides the ultimate color that cares while you wear, with everything needed to restore nails without sacrificing luminous color.
Complete your manicure with the Color Therapy top coat and nail & cuticle oil, both formulated with the same argan oil contained in the nail polish. The top coat provides an ultra-glossy finish for extended wear, and the nail & cuticle oil, the ultimate in nail therapy, instantly makes nails and cuticles look healthier, restored, and rejuvenated.
Color Shades Shown Below : Berry Smooth, Rosy Glow, Red-ience and Red-y To Glow
Jump-start your natural-looking color in just one day
With the exclusive Glow Perfecting® Complex, JERGENS® Natural Glow® 3 Days to Glow™ Moisturizer
The Jergens Natural Glow 3 Days To Glow Moisturizer provides natural-looking summer color FAST! Jumpstart your color within 1 day and get a full shade of color in just 3 days. The product contains a proprietary blend of skin tone-specific color enhancers, has no sunless tanner odor and contains antioxidants. So come on and get glowing for your loved one!
It is designed for Fair to Medium and Medium to Tan skin tones
Short, light and sweet, these Natural lashes give slight fullness for the perfect Valentine’s Day look.
The Naturals No. 031 lashes are a loosely woven, compact lash with a soft, even finish. Eylure strip lashes enhance the natural beauty of your eyes and can be applied with ease. With a natural feel, the lashes contour the eye perfectly and are long lasting.
*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
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, Rimmel London, Sally Hansen and NYC New York Color have the perfect new products to give you a subtle and sexy “nude” look!
The new Expert Last Matte Lip Lacquer in Noho Matte Nude and the Rimmel London NEW! Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Nudes collection will add a subtle glow to your lips while the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure (new formula infused with Keratin Complex) in Camelflage or Au Nature-Al, will add the perfect “nude" hue to your nails!
NYC New York Color Expert Last Matte Lip Color: ($3.99)
With a comfort of a gloss and a color impact of a matte lipstick, the NYC NEW YORK COLOR Expert last matte lip lacquer offers you the most glamorous look ever.
- With High Impact, explosive color, a velvet smooth, non-sticky finish and full coverage, this gloss has it all.
- Available shades: Bowery Matte Berry, Riverdale Matte Red, Noho Matte Nude (shown)
FOOD FOR YOUR NAILS: SALLY HANSEN COMPLETE SALON MANICURE IS NOW INFUSED WITH NEW KERATIN COMPLEX ($7.99)
YOUR FAVORITE NAIL POLISH TAKES STRENGTHENING TO ANOTHER LEVEL! SALLY HANSEN LAUNCHES NEW AND IMPROVED COMPLETE SALON MANICURE FORMULA INSPIRED BY HAIR-CARE TECHNOLOGY.
Sally Hansen continues to lead in nail innovation! Complete Salon Manicure, loved by millions of women worldwide, is now even better. Drawing from technological advances in the hair-care arena, the newly revamped formula now incorporates a keratin complex to help reinforce nail strength to resist breaking and chipping for up to 64% stronger nails and up to 10 days of chip- resistant wear. It’s everything you need to achieve a professional nail look at home.
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure boasts 7 benefits in one bottle, plus a flawless-finish brush for easy application and a salon-quality finish. The chip-resistant polish still features all of the elements you know and love: base coat, strengthener now featuring a keratin complex, growth treatment, salon color in runway-ready shades, top coat, and gel shine finish.
Disclaimer: I am receiving product in return for this post. Any opinions are my own.
Awakening the Spirit of the Holidays
The SpaRitual 2015 Holiday Collection
SpaRitual’s Awakening Collection inspires us to embrace the holiday spirit and create a new scenario for our future. We shift from observer to activist in order to preserve the delicate balance of nature. We are empowered to take action, to serve, each in our own unique and thoughtful way.
SpaRitual’s 2015 Holiday Collection, Awakening takes a stand with six colors that challenge our way of living. Take Action, a white pinkpearl with duo chrome shimmer. In The Wild, a grey crème, Visionary, an icy blue shimmer. In Service, an aqua shimmer. Creative Activist, a lilac gold duo with chrome shimmer. Bright Future, a plum crème.
“I love the benevolent spirit of the holidays. This collection is about awakening the spirit that makes us consider the impact of our choices” says SpaRitual Founder Shel Pink.
SpaRitual is committed to creating spa and nail care products that nourish the mind, body and spirit connection, which are also environmentally kind. As with all SpaRitual lacquers, the Awakening Collection is formulated without DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde, and Formaldehyde Resin, and Camphor.
.For 2015, SpaRitual’s theme is Art + Spirituality; awakening a spirit of exploration, resolution and the desire to venture into the unknown. Our need to create and express ourselves begins with Rhythm,Gathering, Pause and now Awakening.
The 2015 Holiday Collection Awakening Collection retails $12.00 each at select spas and retail locations throughout country, including online at SpaRitual.com.
I absolutely love the gorgeous shades in the Awakening Collection. SpaRitual is one of my favorite nail polish line. The colors are vibrant and the formula is so very long lasting. I always feel so elegant when I wear SpaRitual nail polish. My favorite color is the "In Service" shade.
About SpaRitual – Founded by lifestyle futurist Shel Pink, SpaRitual fuses a mind, body, spirit connection with healing spa traditions to create a world of Slow Beauty. Specially sourced vegan, certified organic and fair trade ingredients from around the world are used to create SpaRitual products for body, hand and lifestyle. Our natural formulations never use synthetic dyes or parabens.
Our vegan manicure and pedicure essentials are formulated without Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, DBP and Camphor. SpaRitual stays on the pulse of sustainability issues to ensure our products; processes and packaging are as environmentally responsible as possible. Our brand philosophy encourages women to approach beauty as a holistic connection to oneself and to the environment. Only by slowing down, can we allow our inner beauty to radiate outwards.
Disclaimer: I received samples of this product to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Fall and Winter don’t need to be drab and dreary – especially when painting fingers and toes – according to Faina Ritz, founder of Duri Cosmetics. With the new “Revel In Luxury” Collection, Ritz elevates autumnal- and winter-toned neutrals into rich nail polish hues that add just the right amount of pop to cold weather’s manis and pedis.
Each shade in this collection has its own unique flare and glamour. Ritz notes, “‘Revel in Luxury’ is made up of robust and lush shades that feature blended multi-faceted, androgynous colors, luxe neutrals and powerful statement-making pigments that are extravagant yet effortlessly sophisticated.”
These twelve brand new polishes are inspired by the trending Pantone 2015 Fall Fashion reports, which indicate a balancing of earthy neutrals with bold color statements.
“We want women to be able to wear a shade both day and night and to go from the office to a swanky night out, all while feeling elegantly confident and polished – and nothing makes a woman feel more polished and put together than a fresh coat of the right color polish,” Ritz explains.
“Revel in Luxury” features twelve new colors that work perfectly with fall and winter.
The following shades are available:
It’s All About Me– a cultivated, vibrant watermelon pink
Posh – an enigmatic, sensual purple
Live It Up!– a soothing moss khaki
In Vogue– a sophisticated and playful salmon
Oh, My Stars – a serene yet confident dark turquoise with just a hint of blue micro-shimmer
Black Diamond– a powerful black saturated with silver micro-glitter
Chic Chick – a luxurious taupe-hued mink
Au Moment – a stately pearly iced pink
Lost In Elegance – a sumptuous chinchilla with subtle copper and silver micro-shimmer
Paint The Town – a tasteful winter amaryllis red
Feeling Beautiful – a dusty, comforting rose
Revel In Luxury – a magnificent shimmering royal sapphire
My thoughts: I received samples of six of these gorgeous shades. There is a color to compliment almost every one of my Fall wardrobe pieces. I love these beautiful, rich hues. I polished my nails (in the photo below, I am wearing the Live it Up shade) and I couldn't believe how long the manicure lasted! It simply did not chip for about five days. I love Duri nail polish! It endures very well!
Indulge in this opulent yet wearable new collection and all of Duri’s polishes, available nationwide at salons, spas and specialty stores, as well as online at www.duri.com
Disclaimer: I received samples of these polishes to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.