Get ready to party with essie’s 2013 Neon Collection! These bold & ultra bright polishes will help you light up the night this party season. The collection is a total burst of electrifying color – with hues of blue, purple, pink and green. My favs include – boom boom room (ultra bright party pink), “bouncer it’s me” (vivid blue velvet), and dj play that song (jam-iest neon plum).
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This September Estée Lauder is set to launch its newest fragrance – Modern Muse, a glamorous scent with notes of jasmine and woods.
The first accord combines a mix of mandarin, tuberose, fresh lily, honeysuckle nectar, dewy petals, jasmine sambac and jasmine sambac China absolute. Two different forms of jasmine are used to create a layered effect that helps the fragrance last longer, kind of like when you use fragrance matching bath wash and lotions. The second woody accord features a mix of patchouli, Madagascar vanilla, amber wood and soft musk.
Modern Muse will retail for $58 (1 oz.), $78 (1.7 oz.), and $98 (3.4 oz.). The matching body lotion and shower gel will launch in October.
An Estée Lauder fragrance has been long over due. Their last major fragrance launch was back in 2003, when they debuted Beyond Paradise.
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It was hard to choose a favorite, but I really enjoyed the Rose Body Scrub the most. It smells like sweet roses and is the prettiest shade of blush. Simple Sugar products contain natural sugar and oils that help smooth rough skin. This scrub left my skin baby soft after my shower.
The Green Tea Facial scrub was also very nice. It smells so fresh – just like a shot of wheatgrass juice! Since it’s oil based, I would only recommend it for those with dry skin. It was too oily for my face so I used it as a body scrub and it worked perfectly.
I’m so happy I got to try Simple Sugars; the company’s creator and founder, Lani Lazzari was featured on ABC’s Shark Tank and since then Simple Sugars has increased it’s retail presence and will (hopefully) soon be offered in more stores across the country.
*Photo Courtesy of Simple Sugars
Style your hair with ease with FHI Heat! Their 1″ Black Diamond Digital Hand Touch Ceramic Professional Hair Styling Iron lets you create effortless curls and waves or use it for a sleek straight look. It quickly heats up as soon as you pick it up and it’s easy color coded temperature display lets you know it’s ready for use with just a glance.
Temps by Hair Type:
Coarse, Thick Hair – Red Zone 410°F – 450°F (210°C – 232°C)
Wavy, Curly & Permed Hair – Blue Zone 356°F – 392°F (180°C – 200°C)
Fine or Normal Hair – Green Zone 266°F – 338°F (130°C – 170°C)
With a simple twist of the wrist, I was able to get gorgeous curly ends with straight roots. It glided smoothly through my hair with even heat throughout. It took my about 30 minutes to style my hair and during that time the iron stayed consistent and evenly heated – no creases and no hot spots. I also loved the heat resistant mat and carrying case that came with it.
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Michael Kors is set to release his new beauty line which will be sold exclusively at Macy’s. The line is divided into three styles – Sporty, Sexy, and Glam. According to Kors, his grandmother and mother were both inspirations for the line. He also says that women feel differently about themselves on a daily basis, sometimes we feel sexy and sometimes we feel sporty. The new collection enhances all these different styles.
The Michale Kors beauty line will feature an array of bath, body, and makeup products. Each style will have it’s own fragrance, lotion, and matching bath product, as well as two lipsticks, lip gloss, and nail polish. I can’t wait to get my hands on the Glam collection! The line is backed by the Estée Lauder Group, I suppose the holiday Estée Lauder x Michael Kors offer served almost like a test drive of what was to come. Are you excited about the new launch?
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It’s time for a style update! Spring is here and it’s time to freshen up your locks and do a little spring-cleaning on your face! The winter months can be harsh on our hair and our skin – so this is the perfect time to revive and gear-up for the warmer days to come.
The artistic team at Rush Croydon is a talented group of hair stylists and estheticians that will transform your look with cutting edge techniques and products.
Start off with an Elemis Modern Skin Facial – a purifying treatment loaded with vitamins that helps eliminate toxins, while rejuvenating your skin. An indulgent head, hand, and arm massage is also an added treat. This facial is sure to leave you with a glowing complexion!
Nourish your hair with a much needed hair treatment. The hair treatments used at Rush, deep condition your hair and helps damaged hair spring back into life. Select locations also offer Shu Uemura ceremonies – it’s the ultimate hair pampering service!
Changing your hair color is another way to revamp your drab do’. It could be as subtle as strategically placed low lights and highlights or as transparent as a vibrant color change – think bright red! Finish it off with a cut and style for a sleek on-trend look.
Rush Hair Salon offers a wide range of services to choose from – including those already mentioned and other services like Brazilian Blow Dry, extensions, and massages. They have over 18 years of industry experience with various locations around the UK. They recently won Best London Hair Salon at The 2013 Hair Awards hosted by Hair Magazine.
Book an appointment with them online today! All first time clients get a 25% discount on their first booking – use code WEB25 at checkout. Cheers to looking beautiful!
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Spa Week is coming back this spring – Yay! Spas and salons nationwide are offering full-service treatments for a fraction of the normal price. Book your appointment between April 15th – April 21st and only pay $50! Choose from a wide selection of massages, facials, and even wellness treatments. Here are my top picks from around the country!
Where: Luminique MedSpa by Dr. Fiorillo
350 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
What: 50 Min Deep Tissue or Swedish Massage
Where: Skincare by Pevonia
6475 Southwest 40th Street
Miami, FL 33155
What: Microdermabrasion Treatment including Facial and Organic Masque
Where: The Facial Center for Plastic Surgery
7700 San Felipe Street, Suite 420
Houston, TX 77063
What: Be Hair Free! Laser Hair Removal for Lip, Underarm or Bikini
Where: Clarins Spa at Nordstrom
55 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
What: 50 Min Brightening Performer with Choice of Total Eye Lift OR Lip Contouring Treatment Add-on
Where: LifeSpa – Beachwood
3850 Richmond Road
Beachwood, OH 44122
What: 60 Min Nail Pampering Package: Signature Manicure and Pedicure with Deep Hydration Therapy
Where: Body Massage Wellness Spa
1616 Welton Street
Denver, CO 80202
What: 60 Min Detoxifying Body Contour Wrap with Reflexology Session
Where: Verabella Skin Therapy
301 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
What: 50 Min The Instant Lift: A Non-Surgical FaceLift
This year I think I might indulge in an oxygen facial or maybe even a lymphatic massage. Oxygen facials are supposed to do wonders for your skin – just the wake up call my face needs after this long and cold winter season. A lymphatic massage is a technique used to drain your lymph nodes. This helps the body get rid of unwanted toxins and excess fluid.
For a list of participating locations please visit spaweek.com - and remember always tip accordingly! Happy Spa Week!
I know I’ve been posting a lot of nail polish reviews lately, but I just couldn’t end the week with out sharing my Easter nail art manicure
Deborah Lippmann’s Staccato polish in Rockin’ Robin is a must for Easter this year. The black glitter within the mint nail polish makes your nails look just like robin eggs – I’m really loving this effect!
I had to add a little bling to my ring fingers so I chose Essie Bond Over Whomever, from their Spring 2013 collection, as the base color. This Essie lacquer is a lovely pastel but yet vibrant lilac color.
Then my manicurist (I’m gonna start calling her my nail artist!) used pink, teal, and yellow nail art polish to make the lines and zigzags. She then sealed it with a layer of Nicole by OPI Inner Sparkle. The result – a gorgeous little glitter egg!
My list of favorite manicures just keeps getting bigger! Happy Easter!!
Here’s another swatch from the new Essie Spring 2013 collection. Essie Avenue Maintain is a bold high-shine blue. It’s inspired by Avenue Montaigne in Paris – which is also where Chanel’s latest boutique is located and the inspiration behind their limited edition eyeshadow palette.
This shade is slightly darker than Essie Bikini So Teeny – see that swatch here. I also think it would be the perfect something blue pedicure for all those brides walking down the aisle this year!
Inspired by her travels from around the world, Essie’s spring 2013 collection features a combination of soft pastels and lively colors. Madison Ave-Hue s a beautiful bold pink with the slightest shimmer that only you will notice. It reminds me of pink tulips blossoming in the spring.
The colors in collection are also lovely. I can’t wait to swatch Hip-Anema and Go-Ginza!
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- Simple Sugars Review
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- Michael Kors is Coming to Your Beauty Counter
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