Category: Beauty

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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ALASTIN Restorative Skin Complex: A Powerhouse Anti-Aging Treatment

Some anti-aging products simply soothe and refresh the skin but offer no lasting improvement. And some promise and deliver powerhouse results. Alastin Restorative Skin Complex with TriHex Technology™ is a powerhouse that is said to restore volume and plump up thinning skin, lift sagging skin and smooth lines and wrinkles on the face, neck and décolleté–and help even out skin tone. Even better, the product contains potent antioxidants to help protect the skin from further damage. So how does it actually work? Though the texture is luxuriously rich, it is absorbed quickly so I could apply the tinted moisturizer...

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Fake Bake Self Tanner: Perfect for Summer Travels

Feel gorgeous and glowing no matter where this summer takes you with Fake Bake. It fits conveniently in your travel bag, it’s TSA-size-approved and will do wonders for your skin. The Travel Flawless Kit includes two ounces of Flawless Liquid, two ounces of Body Polish, two ounces of Oil-Free Moisturizer and an application mitt. Fake Bake boasts an extensive fan list that includes Martina McBride, Ruby Rose, Olivia Culpo, Demi Lovato, Rumer Willis and more. The brand has been featured at Hollywood events such as the Academy Awards, Grammys, EMMYS, Teen Choice Awards and the BELLA New York White...

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Hands Can’t Lie About Your Age—Or Can They?

When I looked in the mirror I saw a face that seemed younger than my calendar age. Okay, I had courted the sun for years without benefit of sunscreen, but when I understood the damage I was doing I had repented. I started using SPFs of 30 to 40, as well as excellent anti-aging products, all with good results. But when I looked at my hands, they reflected every hour I spent in the sun—and every calendar year that had passed. That’s the reality shared by a generation of women who didn’t understand that hands need as much TLC...

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Le Royal Makes Your Skin Feel Luxurious

Gold is a color frequently associated with royalty and the color that Le Royal picked to showcase its high-end beauty line, which is infused with 24K. There are numerous creams and serums with the finest ingredients that make your skin feel pampered and rejuvenated. All of the expensive and innovative products are infused with some 24K, hence carrying the gold through to your skin. According to LeRoyal: LE ROYAL LUXURY 24K GOLD INFUSED SKIN CARE IS THE LATEST INNOVATION IN THE INDUSTRY.  Le Royal 24K  products are currently available in some of the most expensive Chain Stores, Cosmetic Stores, Spa’s...

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Are you Forgetting Your Lips? Simple Tips to Beautify Your Lips

Some people tend to concentrate on certain areas of their face like their eyes or skin, but the lips are sometimes overlooked. Some put a little lipstick on their lips, but the fact is that lips matter. America’s interest in lips seems to be growing, which some have linked to the social media boom. The following are just a few tricks to help make those lips pop. Tips to Beautify Your Lips To take care of your lips, you will need a little knowledge. For example, lips do not have oil glands, which means that the protective layer to fight outside...

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Beautiful Nutrition: For Better Hair Tomorrow

Beautiful Nutrition is a new line of hair care, supplements and skincare formulated just for women. Their products contain the highest quality, natural ingredients without sacrificing product safety or performance. None of their cosmetics, super-foods or supplements contain parabens, DEA/MEA/TEA or artificial colors, flavors or fragrances. Only using a small amount of preservatives allows their products to remain healthy, safe and effective. Their newest product is the Lemon Rinse Gentle Clarifying Treatment. Product buildup causes hair to look dull and lifeless. Lemon Rinse gentle clarifying treatment removes dulling buildup and returns hair to its natural glory. Active lemon extracts gently cleanse and...

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Perfume Creator Jean-Paul Guerlain’s Anticipated 2017 My Exclusive Collection Release

Jean-Paul Guerlain is one of the most famous perfume creators in the world. He was the last perfume master of the family house, Guerlain, and held that position for over forty years. During this time, he created the some of the biggest hits of the eponymous house with his own perfumes: Vétiver, Habit Rouge, Samsara, Chamade, Nahema, Guerlinade, to name a few, among others. He retired from this post in 2002. He joined the “My Exclusive Collection” start-up in the spring and his new fragrances are anticipated to be released in early 2017. “People will always be passionate about French perfumes and their international reputation is still very strong,”...

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