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Nubian Skin: Lingerie Line For Women of Color

Nude undergarments are a must-have for women who want a polished look when wearing sheer or white clothing. But, for many women whose skin tones are darker than the average version of “nude” available on the market, which is usually a shade of beige, finding the perfect seamless undergarment can be difficult. A new hosiery and lingerie line, NubianSkin, is aiming to change that with the introduction of a line of essential undergarment needs, available in suitable skin-tones for women of color.

Nubian Skin founder, Ade Hassan, developed the line after being frustrated by the lack of undergarments that met the needs of ethic women. With the new line, women can choose from four different dark skin tone shades including Café au Lait, Caramel, Cinnamon and Berry. The company has a skin-tone matching guide on their website to help customers select the hue that best suits them.

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Nubian Skin, which is based in London, recently launched at Nordstrom stores in the US and ships worldwide. Learn more.

Aug. 25 is National Kiss & Makeup Day

Yes, there is a holiday for just about anything, so if you are unaware, I am here to inform you that this Tuesday, August, 25, 2015, is National Kiss & Makeup Day. The day is meant to remind people that life is too short to hold on to grudges, so use the day to make up with a friend or family member you have been at odds with, or, maybe just start a fight with your sweetheart you can makeup.

To celebrate the holiday, consider checking The Phuse™ Let’s MakeUP Kit which contains all of the brush essentials you need, so you never get into a fight with your eye makeup. Available for $60, the kit includes:

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Best Ways to Organize Your Beauty Products

Beauty products are such an important part of the morning routine, once you’ve seen an organized cosmetics area, you’ll want one of your own. With all of the small packages and different sizes and shapes of beauty products, it’s so easy to see the bathroom as a cluttered mess. With so many different types of beauty products, finding where to even begin with organization can be stressful, but by organizing your collection, you are protecting your investment and your products will last longer. At Modernize we want you to be able to see everything clearly as you begin your beauty routine, and you may even find yourself inspired to use a few products you may have forgotten about.

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The first step to any organizational project is to go through your products and throw out anything that expired or that you no longer use. Combine bottles of similar products into just one single jar, or part ways with colors that you haven’t used in years. Once you have thrown out a few things, organize your products into like items or like shapes. This will help you decide what goes where in your new display.

Store your makeup brushes so that the fragile bristles will be protected. Fill a mason jar halfway with beads or marbles and stick your brushes inside. Do not overfill the jar. The purpose of the beads will be to keep your brushes separated so that they are not knocking together, damaging the vital brush hairs. Each brush has a specific shape based on its purpose, and when the shape is compromised, you loose the effectiveness of the brush.

Small compacts and eye shadows can be the most difficult to organize. Because of their varying shapes, they look messy quickly. Add a small magnet to the back of each of your cases with hot glue. You can then place each compact on a magnetic board for display. You could cover the board with chalkboard paint to make an even more interesting display. Group your compacts like a gallery wall, or write notes next to certain products. Your makeup collection becomes an inspiring mood board where you can take your products off for use quickly and easily.

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Another interesting idea for your compact storage uses a jewelry organizer. Just insert your products into the clear flaps and you’ll be able to see what is inside easily. You can store this on the back of your bathroom door, freeing up all of the counter space and making everything look fresh and clean.

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Organize your nail polish inside of a candy jar. Allow your colors to be mixed in randomly to create an exciting array. All of the bright colors will be reminiscent of candy, bringing a smile to your face when you see it. These wide-mouthed jars are also great for items like cotton balls and Q-tips that you often use and may have a lot of.

Follow these easy ideas to a more organized vanity and feel yourself get inspired to use your products in more exciting ways.

Product Review: Infusium 23 Moisture Replenisher Smoothing Crème

WHAT IS IT:
Infusium 23 Moisture Replenisher Leave-in Smoothing Crème enhanced with Avocado and Olive Oil

WHAT IT DOES:
The cream helps replenish moisture to hair with a special formula containing with provitamins and amino acids, which has been developed with the goal of hydrating the hair, enhancing shine and also taming frizz.

WHO IS IT FOR:
Anyone who wants increased hair manageability, softness and shine.

BOTTOM LINE:
I’ve been using this product for two weeks and love the silky smooth way it makes my hair feel. I apply it to freshly washed hair to seal in moisture and then reapply throughout the week as necessary. It does a great job of keeping frizz and flyways away. Because of how silky the product is, I’ve also been using it to detangle knots that develop throughout my curls.

THE COST:
$6.99

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The lotion is very lightweight and melts into the the hair seamlessly

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The product applied through damp hair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer: This product was provided for free to review by Influenster

Airport Beauty: Kiosks That Get You Glam While Traveling

During a recent trip I was walking through the airport and noticed that among the rows of restaurants and souvenir shops, stood a few vending machines. But, what was most interesting about these vending machines is you couldn’t get candy or drinks out of them; you could, however, get beauty products. Beauty kiosks are popping up in airports across the country, making it easy for you to get glam on-the-go, or make that flight delay seem a whole lot shorter.

Sephora offers a kiosk stocked full of over 50 products ranging from skin care to fragrance from a wide range of brands.

Last year, Essie launched self-service digital beauty kiosks across airports and malls with 48 different bottles of polish, retailing for $8.50 each.

Benefit Cosmetic’s placed their kiosk, Glam-and-Go, in over 26 airport terminals across the US, offering their best-selling products in a vintage pink bus design.

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And, want to bring your favorite beauty product in your carry on, but airport liquid restrictions holding you back? 3 fl oz’s kiosks offer TSA approved travel-sized beauty, grooming and wellness products.

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Find Your Favorite Florals In Essence of Beauty Products!

Like many of you, the thing I love the most about summer is all of the beautiful flowers blooming and fragrance the air. Skincare and fragrance line, Essence of Beauty, evokes summer in a bottle with their products which features in-season florals, so you can experience the floral aroma all year long.

If you love Peonies, try… peonies

Essence of Beauty Luscious Peony Fine Fragrance Body Mist and Body & Hand Cream – Evoking a lavish floral garden bursting with freshness, white grapefruit, peony and magnolia exude a vibrant spirit that exhilarates.

Fine Fragrance Body Mist: $6.99
Body & Hand Cream: $6.99

 

If you roselove Roses, try…

Essence of Beauty Rose Enchantment Fine Fragrance Body Mist

Escape to a vibrant and lush rose garden with top notes of bergamot and radiant orange, mid notes of strawberry, elegant rose and geranium bloom, and base notes of garden rhubarb, sunshine daisy and dewy musk.

Fine Fragrance Body Mist: $6.99

 

 

 

If you love Lavender, try…lavender

Essence of Beauty Body Oil in Lavender with Rosemary Oil

Highly restorative blend of exotic oils rich in antioxidants, vitamins and essential nutrients balances and nourishes skin, absorbing quickly for all-day hydration.

Nourishing Body Oil: $9.99

 

 

Essence of Beauty exclusively sold at CVS/pharmacy stores nationwide.

Summer Jewelry Must-Have: Efva Attling

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With warmer temperatures now here, I have been shedding my winter coat for lighter styles! And what is better to add to your summer ensemble than some flash? I visited Efva Attling for summer inspired pieces, and this designer did not disappoint.

From Sweden and a model, Ms. Attling has been designing jewelry since the age of eleven. But the runway could not stop her from her pursuing her passion – jewelry design. Ms. Attling’s collections each tell a story. Working with precious metals and precious stones, she created strings of butterflies to a starry sky at night. Wearing one of these pieces will certainly make you stand out from the crowd.

One of my favorite pieces in the store was a ring made into a cross made of 18 carat gold, and conflict free diamonds with the highest clarity.

And for the man looking to pop the question, Ms. Atling has a wedding selection that would make any future bride scream “YES!” The mixture of colorful precious stones and diamonds are sure to turn heads and make her feel all the more special because of the unique designs.

So, whether you are looking for that once of a kind piece, or to let someone know that they are the one, Efva Attling’s designs is for you. Stop in and indulge yourself or your love.

Location in NYC:
36 Little West 12th Street,
New York, NY 10014

DIY Beauty Recipes for Health Hair & Skin

Many of us would love to buy every single beauty product that comes out on the market, but not all of us have the funds to do so. Moreover, why spend tons of money on products when you can make your very own? Recently, the Vitamin Shoppe introduced a line of Aromatherapy Oils, including carrier, essential and skincare oils that have a variety of benefits. If you are into the Do-It-Yourself beauty trend, or considering giving it a try, below are popular oils in the collection you can use for a variety of beauty needs. All of the oils can be found here. After reading that, keep scrolling for DIY recipes for healthier hair and glowing skin from the Vitamin Shoppe.

• dry scalp? apply a few drops of avocado oil to help restore moisture
• chapped lips? add a few drops of argan oil to brown sugar for an exfoliating lip scrub
• split ends? try a few drops of macadamia or argan oil in your hair
• dry skin? add 1 tbsp of coconut oil to your bath water, soak and enjoy!
• dry cuticles? rub a few drops of argan oil on your nail beds for a moisturizing treat

Peppermint Foot Scrub:

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Ingredients:
1 cup raw sugar
½ cup plnt™ Coconut Oil
8 drops of Vitamin Shoppe Peppermint Essential Oil

Directions: Use sugar as the base then add in oils. Mix ingredients together and apply.

Tips:
· Use loofah for extra exfoliation
· Try applying it in the shower to easily wash off the scrub

Avocado & Argan Oil Hair Mask:

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Ingredients:
½ of a mashed avocado
1 tbsp olive oil
2-3 pumps of Vitamin Shoppe Moroccan Argan Oil

Directions: Mix ingredients together. Heat in the microwave for 10 seconds. Let mixture cool then apply to clean, wet hair. Tie hair up and let sit for 30 minutes, then wash out.

Tips:
· Make sure to mash the avocado to a fine texture with a fork before mixing in the oils
· When applying the mask, begin at the front of the head near the roots, and work your way back through the rest of the hair

Lavender Body Scrub:

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Ingredients:
1 cup raw sugar
½ cup plnt™ Coconut Oil
8 drops of Vitamin Shoppe Lavender Essential Oil

Directions: Use sugar as the base then add in oils. Mix ingredients together and apply.

Tips:
· Use loofah for extra exfoliation
· Try applying it in the shower to easily wash off the scrub

Fashion that Offers Sun Protection

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Bloxsun Sun Scarf

It’s important to protect your skin from potential sun damage all year-long, and one of the best ways to do that is by wearing sunscreen. But, if you want an added layer of protection, while still looking chic, check out some of the accessories from Bloxsun. The company offers what they call “undercover sunwear” with UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) 50+ fabric proven to block 98% of the sun’s UV rays without the use of chemicals or additives.

The thin, delicate skin on the hands is more prone to premature aging than all other parts of the body. When driving or participating in outdoor activities, you can wear Bloxsun Sun Gloves ($40, bloxsun.com), which offer discreet yet effective sun protection. The nude-colored stretch nylon gloves feature friction dots on the palms to provide UV protection without compromising grip.

And, while running around town or lounging at the pool, you can wear Bloxsun Sun Scarves ($68, bloxsun.com) to reduce the risk of sun damage and skin cancer. Wear it over your head or as a wrap.

Bloxsun Sun Gloves

Bloxsun Sun Gloves

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Your Shampoo Is About To Get Personal

travel-size-set_1Just like you need to wear the right size shoes for your feet, you need to use hair care that is specifically formulated for your hair type. One company, ProfilePro, has developed a way for you to get customized hair care by just taking a quick quiz about your hair type and habits. The company says that after several rounds of testing, their team of hair care formulators identified the best formula for each different hair profile, including type, texture, behavior and scalp condition.

Here’s how it works:
1. On their website, create your personal profile by answering a few questions about your hair
2. Select you’re your favorite sc ent and personize the bottle with your name
3. Choose if you want a Size ($15) or Full Size ($24)
4. Wait for your custom formula shampoo and conditioner to arrive

This could be a great personalized gift for someone (assuming you know their hair needs), or just a nice little treat for yourself. Let me know if you give the program a try. Click here to get started.