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Spa Day at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

Taking the elevator up to the second floor, the door opens to La Prairie Spa at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills. Recently this 5,000 sq. ft. spa was named a Five-Star Spa by Forbes Travel Guide. It’s the first spa at a Hilton property in North America to win the award, and only the second globally. The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills opened in June 2017. The beautifully appointed 119 deluxe rooms and 51 suites are part of a world-class Art Deco influenced design created by renowned interior design firm Pierre Yves Rochon, Inc. World-class dining is overseen by award winning French chef Jean-Georges...

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Beauty Hacks to Beat Winter Blues

Winter can be tough on hair, and sometimes no amount of product can restore shine and luster. If you color your hair as I do, then you’re probably faced with dull, dry hair, regardless of the shampoos, conditioners and treatments you use. That’s why I was eager to try a brand-new hair conditioning tool that seemed to be unlike anything I’d ever seen before. Recently introduced to the United States, it’s called INVERSE and it uses patented ICE (sub-zero) temperatures to produce all-natural extreme conditioning for dry, damaged hair like mine. Whereas hair tools like my flat iron almost...

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Beverly Hills’ Pretty Woman: The Beverly Wilshire Hotel And Spa

Remember the movie, Pretty Woman and its scenes from the world famous Rodeo Drive? Those same haute couture salons and ateliers are still just as fashionable and exclusive today as they were when the film was first released. And down the street in this mecca of wealth and glittering storefronts sits the swanky and  landmark Beverly Wilshire Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel) and its prestigious spa. This hotel is the epitome of class and refinement, with an old world design and feel. Many episodes of HBO’s Entourage have been filmed here, and fans of old Hollywood will love that Elvis...

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5 Must-Have Spring Skin Essentials

Spring is in the air and thoughts of summer will soon follow. When I was approached by Co2Lift to review a few skincare products, I looked in the mirror at my winter-weathered skin and couldn’t refuse! Of the five sample products they sent, my favorite was the CO2LIFT BY LUMISQUE. Wow! This product made a difference. It’s a skincare mask so be clear, it is a bit messy. There are two packages of product that get mixed together in a bowl and then it’s on to the application process. At first, the consistency reminded me of a the slime...

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How Eyelash Extensions SHOULD Be Done

By Melissa Bergen We all know one thing about eyelash extensions. You can either get them perfect, or you can make them look like a complete mess. It is one of those things that there is no in between. Unfortunately, we see more people who have got it wrong than right. When applied well, lash extensions can be an amazing enhancement for your looks that would make you look lively and pretty without really having do a full beat on your face. Your lashes would make sure that you look sultry and stunning just when you wake up in the...

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3 Things You Should Know Before Having Plastic Surgery

In 2017 17.5 million Americans had plastic surgery. If you’re interested in a tummy tuck, nose job or another cosmetic procedure, you’re not alone. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recently released its annual survey that reveals how many people are undergoing plastic surgery and what kinds of procedures they are seeking. The report showed a 2 percent increase in the number of surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures performed in 2017 as compared to 2016. “For some people plastic surgery probably still has a stigma attached to it, but millions more realize that improving yourself is okay and...

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Lifestyle Changes That Can Make You Look Younger Naturally

It’s a part of life that everyone grows older, but whether you choose to do this naturally or opt for cosmetic enhancements is up to you. If you don’t fancy going under the knife, there is a host of ways that you can try to hold off the aging process a little longer, and you’ll be pleased to hear most of them are super simple to try! Changing your habits can help you appear younger and healthier plus they also don’t cost the earth to implement, so take a look at some of the lifestyle changes you can make...

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Pucker-up Valentine

The two things I don’t leave home without are mascara and lipstick. A lip gloss will do in a pinch and sometimes I wear multiple layers of lipstick and gloss combined. I’m so addicted I even adorn my lips before getting into bed…just to feel pretty. With Valentine’s Day upon us we’ve pulled together a list of some of the hottest lip embellishing products of the season.  FACE atelier has been kind enough to provide us with a list of their “Pro Lipstick Do’s & Don’ts” which can be followed all year long. What will you be wearing on...

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The Elegance and Essence of Bees

Inside the Hotel Bel Air Spa, I met fascinating urban beekeeper Paul Hekimian during a Valmont beauty event. Valmont has been a pioneer in the world of luxury cosmetics for over 30 years. The Swiss skin care company draws inspiration from the latest scientific research to restore and repair skin. In addition to  using Switzerland’s pure natural resources, including glacial spring water and essential plant extracts grown in Valmont’s own conservatory in the Swiss Alps, they are now using beneficial ingredients made from bees. Hekimian is the Director of HoneyLove, an organization with a mission to protect the honeybees by...

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Achieving Healthier Skin with DerMend

As a child I didn’t like the word “immature.” Now as an adult woman, I’m trying to get used to the word “mature.” I’ve noticed as I get older, my skin is getting thinner, developing some darker spots and bruises more easily. After a scare with a pre-melanoma on my leg, I scan my skin often and visit my dermatologist once a year. Recently, I’ve noticed some dry patches, fine lines and a few dark spots. Looking in the mirror, sometimes I’m not  happy with the direction my skin is heading–not only on my face, but on my arms,...

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My Beauty Buster Experience with Celebrity Esthetician Lora Condon

Until a few weeks ago, I had nothing in common with Tory Johnson, Debra Rush, Flo Anthony and a long list of other celebrities. But now I ‘m a member of the Beauty Buster Experience club, one of the lucky people to have been treated by Lora Condon, who has developed a truly extraordinary facial that is unlike any I have ever experienced. The beauty Buster Experience, a 90-minute treatment includes DMK Enzymes (the magical ingredients!), my own oxygen, LED lights, Beauty Buster Skin Care products, Reiki, a jade roller and—the bonus—a callus-dissolving foot treatment with reflexology. Lora has...

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Alpha Blu Skincare: Stem Cell Anti-Aging Pioneer

Not so long ago, the only options for serious anti-aging treatments were peels, needles and surgery. But today scientific advances and new technology offer options undreamed of in the 20th century. A pioneer in revolutionary anti-aging technology is the Alpha Blu skincare line, which contains ingredients derived directly from ethically harvested adult human stem cells, as well as cytokines and proteins to support the improvement and firmness of skin while promoting elasticity and offering a natural boost to create a youthful glow. The line was developed by NYC-based Blue Horizon International, the global leader in the most advanced technologies currently available in...

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