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DermaSilk Brands Offers Products With Immediate Results

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On Thursday, July 24 I attended the new product launch event for DermaSilk Brands, a beauty solution company focused on creating high-quality skincare products that works immediately, so women can look their best without having to wait for the usual 6-8 week time frame to see visible results. As we all lead busy lives, products that offer instant gratification are the ideal way to look beautiful while saving time.

The line consists of 4 main products:

  1. Flawless ($30) – creates an airbrushed look within 40 seconds to immediately fill in fine lines and create an overall smooth texture so imperfections are “blurred.”
  2. 5 Minute Face Lift ($40) – firms skin and diminishes fine lines within 5 minutes.
  3. 1 Minute Wrinkle Erase Pen ($20) –smoothes under eye texture, forehead lines, and fills in fine lines.
  4. 90 Second Eye Lift ($40) – erases the look of puffiness, crow’s feet, smile creases and tightens slack skin under the eyes, for a rested look that will last up to 8 hours.

DermaSilk products are available for purchase at dermasilkbrands.com.

Fashion Find: Mermaid Jewelry

I’ve always been fascinated by mermaids – legendary underwater creatures said to be are part human, part fish. From Disney’s The Little Mermaid to Brooklyn’s Coney Island costume parade these mythical creatures make a splash thought out the world in various ways. Here are ways you can rock this sea creature as a fashion accessory.

Huan Xun Women's Mermaid Charm Bangle Bracelet with Jewelry Gift Box, $4.99

Huan Xun Women’s Mermaid Charm Bangle Bracelet with Jewelry Gift Box, $4.99

Sterling Silver Mermaid Pendant Necklace, $79.99

Sterling Silver Mermaid Pendant Necklace, $79.99

Dogeared Forever Summer Pretty Mermaid Necklace, Gold Dipped, $64.99

Dogeared Forever Summer Pretty Mermaid Necklace, Gold Dipped, $64.99

Pink Mermaid Earring, $19.99

Pink Mermaid Earring, $19.99

Birthday Girl Invites you to Celebrate the Gift of Life

On Wednesday, July 9th, 2014, I attended the Celebrate Life! Soirée’ presented by the Birthday Girl and the JED foundation at the Paramount Hotel in midtown Manhattan. Birthday Girl is a birthday apparel and lifestyle brand that was established by Mary J. Blige & her protégé, Starshell, who lost her sister to suicide at the age of 14.  The efforts of Birthday Girl are combined with JED foundation and the Love is Louder movement with the goal of breaking the stigma attached to mental and emotional illness such as depression, anxiety and body image issues.

Birthday Girl World Founder, Starshell

Birthday Girl World Founder, Starshell

The event was held to raise awareness to the mission and programs of Birthday Girl, and the celebrate life movement. Attendees enjoyed cocktails compliments of  Birthday Cake Wines and Ciroc, and had photos taken in an interactive photobooth.

Perhaps most poignant was when Birthday Girl Founder Starshell addressed attendees with the story of her personal tragedy, and encouraged the audience to share their own stories. One by one guests shared emotional anecdotes to a crowd full of strangers about losing loved ones and learning to celebrate life.

Birthday Girl shirts on display.

Birthday Girl shirts on display.

Guests also had the opportunity to shop Birthday Girl apparel available at the event – a portion every sale funds suicide prevention programs. To learn more about the organization click here.

 

Are You the Next Big Female DJ?

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Urban Beauty United (UBU), a new edgy beauty tool line, has teamed up with model and DJ, Harley Viera-Newton, to launch the UBU All Girls on Decks DJ Campaign and App. Aspiring DJ’s can enter for a chance to win a photo-shoot with Harley, a DJ Starter Kit and a full set of UBU Beauty Tools.

Hopefuls can enter now through November 30th and create a tune that they feel best expresses Urban Beauty. Harley will be judging the entries, and the final 5 that make it through will be showcased to be voted on by the public.

The goal of the campaign is to find the next leading female DJ that puts creativity, individuality and beauty into their mixes. Through the campaign, UBU is hoping to send the message that with focus, dedication, the right tools and hard work- girls can achieve anything.

Think you have what it takes? Enter now»

 

Fashion Trend: Flats

I remember a time when flats were considered casual. Women wouldn’t dare attend a cocktail party wearing shoes that didn’t contain at least a tiny heel. Flats were the footwear women secretly changed out of before walking into a major event, and then changed back into when the night was over. Now, flats are in, and can look just as stylish as a fabulous pair of heels. Here are some flats that will keep you looking glam while wearing that cocktail dress. Try pointy flats that add a bit of sophistication to the casual flat, or solid colorblocking to spice it up a bit.

 Pour la Victoire Add to My Designers  black leather 'Rena' gold plate pointed toe flats, $114

Pour la Victoire Add to My Designers
black leather ‘Rena’ gold plate pointed toe flats, $114

Nina Pepper Evening Flats, $99

Nina Pepper Evening Flats, $99

MICHAEL Michael Kors Shala Ballet, $78.99

MICHAEL Michael Kors Shala Ballet, $78.99

Matt Bernson Mercer D’Orsay Flats – Black/Rose Gold, $176.00

Matt Bernson Mercer D’Orsay Flats – Black/Rose Gold, $176.00


Celeb-spiration: America Ferrera’s Red and Black Polka Dot Print

 

America Ferrera (June 23, 2014 - Source: Bauer Griffin)

America Ferrera (June 23, 2014 – Source: Bauer Griffin)

America Ferrera looked amazing as she arrived outside the ITV Studios. Here’s how you can copy her look. But, it you don’t want to make the celebrity splurge, I also provided some options that incorporate the same pattern (black polka dots against red) that will be much friendlier on your wallet.

STEAL HER LOOK

For $498.00 (on sale by the way, it retails for $995), you too can own a blouse straight from Dolce & Gabbana’s Spring-Summer collection. It features a round collar and 3/4 length sleeves.

DOLCE & GABBANA Blouse - Spring-Summer Collection: $498.00

DOLCE & GABBANA Blouse – Spring-Summer Collection: $498.00

BE INSPIRED BY HER LOOK

Not all of us can afford to spend $500 just on one shirt. Just because America rocked an expensive blouse, doesn’t mean you can’t draw inspiration from her look to cater it in a way that works for you –  make the black polka dots on red look work for you without breaking the bank with one of these options.

Abby Shell with Polka Dots and Front Pleats, $59.00

Abby Shell with Polka Dots and Front Pleats, $59.00

Red Polka Dot Cardigan, $22.48

Red Polka Dot Cardigan, $22.48

Take the style a bit further by wearing the pattern as a dress:

Winter Audrey Dress, $102

Winter Audrey Dress, $102

Feeling Footloose Dress in Red, $69

Feeling Footloose Dress in Red, $69

With the 4th of July coming up, I think this pattern is a winner for the summer.

Celeb Style Steal: Taylor Swift’s Black Romper

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(June 14, 2014 – Source: FameFlynet Pictures)

Taylor Swift looked amazing as she entered a NYC gym on June 14th wearing a classic black romper, a perfect outfit for a warm summer day. Steal her look with one of these sleek one-pieces.

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H&M Romper, $17.95

Express RUFFLED ZIP FRONT ROMPER, $55.93

Express RUFFLED ZIP FRONT ROMPER, $55.93

Forever 21 Lace-Edged Cami Romper, $17.80

Forever 21 Lace-Edged Cami Romper, $17.80

Lulu's Strap-sational Backless Black, $36

Lulu’s Strap-sational Backless Black, $36

Statement Necklaces from Paula and Chlo

Now that summer is finally here, you can wear your best outfits for all to admire, but no outfit is ever complete without the right accessories. Jazz up your wardrobe with one of the below statement necklaces from Paula and Chlo, a Michigan based online e-tailer started by 52-year old Paula Slof, who developed the website for the modern contemporary woman to shop for everything from handbags to handmade soaps. These top necklace picks from the site conjure up summertime with gorgeous floral designs.

 

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Carried Away Rhinestone Necklace, $ 46

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Elegance in Blue Statement Necklace, $36

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Flower Garden Necklace Lavender Orange Color, $36

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Paradise in Pink Statement Necklace, $38

Kiehl’s Introduces New Men’s Line + Wants to Send you Into Space

This month, Kiehl’s Since 1851 has launched OIL ELIMINATOR FOR MEN, a new line specifically created to address the main concern of men: oily skin. The Oil Eliminator regimen consists of three products

  • Deep Cleansing Exfoliating Face Wash, $20
  • Refreshing Shine Control Toner, $20
  • 24-Hour Anti-Shine Moisturizer for Men, $27

The products in the line features Aerolite, an advanced material that has been used in space exploration and is the lightest solid material found on Earth. Aerolite has a highly porous structure and large surface area, which allows it to have high sebum absorption capabilities to help mattify skin, and minimizes the visibility of pores..

SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST:

To celebrate the launch of the new line, Kiehl’s wants to send you into outter space….quite literally. Starting no through June 30th, visit www.kiehsinspace.com to enter the ‘Put Some Space On Your Face’ Social Media contest. All you have to do is take a picture of yourself, and hashtag it #SpaceFace. Random winners will be selected to have the opportunity to have their picture sent on a trip to space via a 3D custom astronaut figurine with their face on it.  Once the figurines all land, Kiehl’s will send them out to all the winners (in August) so they can proudly display their space-traveled action figures.

Interesting in sending your face on an intergalactic experience? Enter now.

 

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Upcoming Product Launches from Iluminage Beauty

Recently, I attended a press preview event for Iluminage Beauty, Inc, a luxury beauty company that makes high-performance, professional-grade products accessible to the public so users can enjoy professional results at-home, and at an affordable cost.

The company is best known for its Skin Rejuvenating Pillowcase With Copper Oxide ($60), which aims to fight the signs of aging while you sleep as it infuses copper ions into the skin to fight wrinkles.

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The at-home skin care solutions company also has a new skincare system, iluminage Youth Cell Skincare, which features a serum, eye cream, day cream with spf and a cleanser (prices range from $25-$95). The products contain advanced anti-aging ingredients to boost natural skin renewal and reduce the visible signs of aging.

This summer, iluminage will be launching its new Skin Smoothing Laser ($595), the first at-home laser device FDA-cleared to reduce fine line and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. In clinical trials 95% of the users experienced significant improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in 12 weeks.

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Another new product the company is launching this summer is an at-home professional hair removal tool called its iluminage TOUCH ($455), which has been clinically proven to be effective in permanent hair reduction on all skin tones.

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