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Pat McGrath Launches Limited Edition Pigmet

GOLD 001

International makeup artist Pat McGrath is officially launching Pat McGrath Labs with its first limited edition product, GOLD 001, which will be available to the public for the first time on Thursday, October 29th at 12pm.The product will retail for $40, but beauty addicts will have to sit with computer mouse in hand as only 1,000 units will be available when the it goes live on

GOLD 001

GOLD 001

Gold 001 is a pigment which features a highly malleable formula, so users can use the product in however many creative ways they would like. The formula features intense color and shine so “the resulting look is liquid-like, a gilded glaze of intense color,” McGrath explains.

McGrath encourages experimentation and fun and advises on the packaging: USE WITHOUT CAUTION Requires unrestrained play and a reckless attitude.

Consumers who purchase GOLD 001, will receive a gold foil bag that contains the pigment and its tools which includes a spatula, mixing liquid, and a second life container, all packed in couture sequins.

GOLD 001 packaging

GOLD 001 packaging

Halloween Makeup with Illamasqua


I’m such a procrastinator when it comes to finding a costume for Halloween. And then, once I find the perfect assemble, I have to worry about creating a fabulous makeup look to bring everything together in the most spooktacular way. I found some inspiration from makeup brand llamasqua, which has released how-tos for several different Halloween makeup looks to make sure your scarily glam. Check out the looks below.

Dead Drag


A glam drag look perfect for all zombies. Highlight and contour with Skin Base Foundation in a lighter shade and create a bold brow using the Precision Gel Liner. Create the illusion of fake blood by drawing blood drips randomly around the eyes using a mixture of Pure Pigment in Berber with Sealing Gel. Top off the look using Lipstick in Box to create a bloody lip.

Dead Graphic


A ghostly animation. Create a phantom-like base by layering Skin Base Foundation and Loose Power to lighten your complexion. Sculpt comic-style contours using Powder Eye Shadow in Pivot, Anja and apply Lipstick in Eurydice to animate the lip. Lastly use the Precision Gel Liner to outline the Cheeks, Lips, Brows and eyes to bring life to your cartoon-inspired look

Dead Skull


Add depth to a corpse skull. Create a ghostly base using the Skin Base Foundation and contour deep cheekbones using Powder Eye Shadow in Incubus. Use the Precision Gel Liner to draw sunken eyes and dust Pure Pigment in Berber above and below the eye to set the look. Finish adding stitch-like details to the face using the Precision Ink in Abyss.

Dead Kitty


A fierce look for those who dare. Begin by blending the Precision Gel Liner to create a deep, smoky eye base. Use the Neutral Palette to add detail to the look and blend to create a feline-shaped eye. Draw with the Precision Gel Liner to a black line extending from the tip of the nose to the bottom lip, fill in the bottom lip and add in whiskers to finish the look.

Product Review: ViaBuff Custom Exfoliators

Studies have shown that taking a shower can ease stress, calming your body and your mind. While you’re in there getting great emotional benefits, make sure your skin gets the optimal value of your time in the water by cleansing with the right sponge. ViaBuff may just be your answer. The new bath sponge line features four levels of exfoliating sponges so you can customize the perfect one for your body and face. For example, purple and blue are gentle and work well on people with skin conditions such as acne and psoriasis; green is mild for eczema suffers; pink is moderate for keratosis pilaris, waxing and ingrown hairs; and white is clinical for very rough, dry skin.

Designed as a soft foam ball, the sponge aims to remove dead skin cells, promote clarity, even out skin tone and boosts the skin’s natural renewal cycle.


I received the product for review a couple of weeks ago, and I have been using the blue ViaBuff Facial Mini Buff as well as the pink and white ViaBuff Body Duo Exfoliator (Level 3& 4: moderate and clinical). I liked that having two sides allowed me to adjust the sponge for my skin’s needs. For example I used the pink side of the sponge all over before shaving, and the white side to gently buff away the rough skin on my knees and elbows.

faceUnlike a lot of other bath products I have tried, it doesn’t absorb all of your soap, so you as can use less and save more of your cleanser! It is also eco-friendly and cost-effective, as the sponges are machine washable and durable. As an added bonus, you can purchase a 19-inch ViaBuff Handle to hook the sponges onto, so that you can make sure your body gets the benefits of the product in hard to reach places from head to toe.

My recommendation when using both the face and bath sponge would be to move it in circular motions – you’ll get a nice little massage and I also just think you get better benefits of the exfoliator that rubbing back and forth won’t give you.

ViaBuff prices range from $4 to $25 and can be purchased here.

4 Things to Consider for Your Skin’s Summer to Fall Transition


When the weather starts getting cooler in the winter, the first things that enter our head is our new wardrobe. We think of replacing our shorts and camis with long sleeved tops and sweaters and instead of sandals we take out our boots. The most important thing that we need to worry about however is the largest organ in our body… the skin. Skin gets affected by the change in temperature and the change in the level of humidity. Fall brings about chillier and drier air. We also need to consider repairing all the damage that we have caused our skin during warmer months. The beach parties and sun exposure causes terrible harm to our skin. Let’s see what changes we should bring about in order to preserve our skin.

1. Body

After exposure to the sun your body is likely to suffer from sunburn. No matter how good your sunblock may be, it cannot block the effect skinof the sun completely. Some people’s skin also gets so dry that it flakes off. This is the time your body requires in order to heal.

Before going to bed make sure you rub lotion all over your body. Include it as a part of your sleeping ritual. Massaging lotion in your body actually helps relax you. It also helps the circulation of blood throughout your body. This generally reduces your fatigue.

After you come out of the shower you should also apply a small quantity over your wet skin. This is the perfect timing to do so as your pores are usually open after taking a long shower with warm water. This helps lock moisture in your skin.

2. Face

faceYour face is the mirror to your soul! Gotta keep it looking fresh ladies!

Your face needs moisture. Don’t use cleansers that have alcohol or any other drying agent. Instead of gel based face washes go for a creamy one. It will help lock moisture in your skin.

Use a night cream when you go to bed. Always wash your face before putting on a cream before bedtime. Get a serum if you have dark circles under eyes as well.

Exfoliate! Summer leaves your pores all clogged up with dirt as you go to sandy beaches. Try to exfoliate at least twice a week. As fall is drier dead skin cells also tend to accumulate on the skin so try and scrub it off frequently. Never scrub too hard as it can damage your skin instead of reviving it.

You also need to stop using your toner as your skin does not require you to dry it up more. However a primer is a must then as you do not want to end up with a shiny nose and forehead at the end of the day.

Now fall demands a softer look so get rid of your bronzers and apply lighter foundations. Also make sure that you use a liquid foundation. Maybeline dream liquid mousse works best for me during winters.

3. Lips


Don’t forget your lips. They get chapped in winters and lipstick never looks good on chapped lips. Don’t forget to wear a chap stick during the day. Whenever you exfoliate your face also exfoliate your lips. No his does not mean you should put scrub on your lips. However there are amazing DIY lip scrubs. Simply put Vaseline on a toothbrush and lightly brush your lips with it. You should always use Vaseline before going to bed.

4. Hair

hairWhile worrying about your skin, don’t forget your hair. Fall can bring about dandruff. Dandruff not only leads to an itchy scalp and hair fall but some extreme cases of dandruff also starts coming on your forehead and makes your skin look bad. The simple solution to this is oiling. Oil your hair at least two times a week, if possible. Olive oil is best for a scalp massage. You can just put hair oil 15 minutes before you shower and then wash it off with shampoo. You can also leave the hair overnight if it does not bother you. Do not shampoo your hair twice or thrice to get the oil out otherwise the whole purpose of applying it will be countered.

You need to understand that different skins require different level of care. Although oily skin maybe a handful in the summers, drier skins cannot bear the effect of a dry winter. If your skin is too dry you should refer to a dermatologist for special creams for winter months.

Your skin is the first thing that can give away your age. It is very important to take good care of your skin even in younger years so that it does not start deteriorating as you get older.

Guest post by Catherynne Johns, Senior Writer for, an avid reader, fashion and make up enthusiast who simply lives to write and talk about all kinds of stuff. Focusing on Fat burning foods especially for women to lose inner thigh fat!

Beauty Products That Support Breast Cancer Awareness


October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, an annual campaign to increase awards of the disease. Several companies have release limited-edition products that not only make you look good, but feel good too, as proceeds will go towards funding research programs and nonprofits dedicated to educating, supporting, and finding a cure. Below are just some of the beauty products out right now that you can buy now to help.



Jane Iredale’s “Bright Future” eye-shadow compact, $30; 100% of profits from the sale of Bright Future will be donated to Living Beyond Breast Cancer® in support of women affected by breast cancer.



Vapour Organic Beauty Elixir Plumping Lip Gloss in Honor, $22.00; 30% of the sales of Honor goes towards breast cancer research.


Sonia Kashuk® Proudly Pink 5 pc Brush Set, $15.99; Target is donating 15% of the purchase price (excluding sales tax) from the purchases of this item at Target and to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).


Avon Mega Effects Mascara, $10.00; Avon will donate 20% of net profits to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade


CND for The Blonds Spring/Summer 2016 Nail Art



Professional nail care brand CND was responsible for 24 gilded nail designs at The Blonds Spring/Summer 2016 Show at MILK Studios in New York. The creations drew inspiration from ancient Egypt and including Cleopatra, the Sphinx and various elements of Egyptology, to compliment the dramatic, avant-garde clothing.

The elite artists of the CND Design Lab Team hand-sculpted the nails and embellishments with CND™ Liquid & Powder and BRISA™ Gel, then added layers of color with SHELLAC™ Brand 14+ Day Nail Color, VINYLUX™ Weekly Polish and CND™ Additives. Royal golden tones ruled the color palette – antiqued, shimmering and expensive – while accents of blue, turquoise, red and green added texture and dimension. Hieroglyphics, snake and crocodile skins, gold-plated wings, draped headdresses and scarab beetles were constructed and embellished with an array of unconventional materials, including feathers, foils, ribbons, chains, gems, jewels and stones. A sarcophagus nail even opened to reveal a mummified pharaoh donning the actual golden locks of designer Phillipe Blond. A result of over 600 combined hours of production, these highly sculptural designs were the perfect accessory for The Blonds’ theatrical collection.

“The CND team never ceases to amaze us with their unique creative vision. If we can dream it, they can bring it to life,” said The Blonds designer David Blond. “The nails are an integral part of our overall story. Seeing it all come to life on the runway is incredible,” added Phillipe Blond.

Get Free Beauty Touch-Ups During NYFW

Triumph Hotels, a collection of seven boutique hotels, and Pucker Makeup Studio are partnering to bring you complimentary beauty touch-ups in some of NYC’s most fashionable neighborhoods including NoMad, TriBeCa, Upper West Side.

Guests who stop by one of the pop-ups can get a quick min-makeover by the “Get Puckered” beauty service and receive a makeup application, including sheer coverage, powder, blush, concealer, lip color, brow fill-in and mascara.

All services are first come, first serve, and are not available for groups. The full schedule and locations can be found here.

Also, exclusively for Triumph Hotel guests, Glam & Go will offer Glambassador insider pricing, with a 20% discount off all single services during fashion week ($20 express styling and $32 blowouts).

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.

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:


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.

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

Avocado & Argan Oil Hair Mask:


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.

· 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:


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.

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

Tweezerman Second Limited Edition Art of Elysium Tweezer


For the tweezermansecond year in a row, Tweezerman has partnered with nonprofit organization, The Art of Elysium, to design a limited edition tweezer. This year, Here Comes the Sun Mini Slant Tweezer, is a light blue color and features a cheerful, sunny design that was inspired by art created through a collaborative in-hospital workshop with children and the 2015 Spirit of Elysium recipient, Amber Heard. The design represents the dawning of hope in each new day supporting Art of Elysium’s mission of enriching the lives of ill children.

One dollar from each limited edition tweezer sold at Sephora will be donated to The Art of Elysium organization.

The tweezer is now available at Sephora for $16.