Beauty by Design: Artis x Nicole Guerriero Limited Edition Holiday Brushes

Looking for more gift ideas for the beauty lover on your list? How about something that’s extra special. Everyone loves receiving something that is made in small batches. We love limited edition gifts because we know not too many people will have them, once they are sold out, they are gone. This makes them very special, almost exclusive. One such beauty item is the Artis x Nicole Guerriero Limited Edition Holiday Brush Set, a trio of beautifully designed makeup brushes perfect for gifting any makeup junkie.

Artis, makers of the stunningly designed, ergonomic makeup brushes, has teamed up with beauty creator sensation Nicole Guerriero to create a limited-edition holiday gift set, the Artis x Nicole Guerriero Limited Edition Holiday Brushes, complete with gorgeous custom packaging. Whether the beauty lover on your list is a makeup pro or enthusiast, these cosmetic brushes make a must-have beauty gift. These brushes showcase trademarked CosmeFibre technology, a revolutionary engineered fiber created by Artis, and an ergonomic handle for delivering effective, flawless results.

The Artis x Nicole Guerriero Limited Edition Holiday Brush Set consists of the following brushes:

  1. Elite Mirror Oval 6:  The best selling size Artis brush in the world; this brush is a favorite among makeup artists and celebrities for applying foundation, concealer, highlighter, blush, contour, and even skincare formulas.
  2. Elite Mirror Oval 3:  This compact brush is a great size and shape to expertly apply and blend products on and around the eyelid area; including a focused application of foundation, contour or concealer to key areas of the face.
  3. Elite Mirror Linear 1:  A revolutionary brush designed so that a thin row of patented CosmeFibre makes creating line shapes easier.  In fact, whether you’re filling in your brows or lining your eyes, this brush is superb to use, because the line it draws can be as narrow as only a couple millimeters wide.

The #NicoleGxArtis Special 3 Brush Set is available for $99.00 on www.ArtisBrush.com.

What’s New in Skincare: Dermalogica PreCleanse Balm

Have you ever washed your face and thought it was clean but then you use your toner and still see traces of dirt, oil, or your makeup? Did you know the average person spends less time than recommended cleansing their skin? This isn’t sufficient enough to remove all the make-up, sunscreen, excess oil, and environmental pollutants that build up throughout the day. In the age of long-wearing makeup, super harsh environmental allergens, and crazy climate phenomena, you need a product that will truly clean your skin without stripping it. Thankfully, there is a product that does wonders in thoroughly cleansing your skin to leave it wonderfully clean, the Dermalogica PreCleanse Balm.

The Dermalogica PreCleanse Balm ($45.00) is “step zero” in Dermalogica’s exclusive Double Cleanse technique. It attracts and dissolves the layer of buildup that typically blocks your regular cleanser. This unique cleansing balm cuts through the buildup in just one application, setting the stage for your healthiest-looking skin ever. We’ve been using it for a few weeks now and not only has our skin improved from being truly clean, our face looks less oily. We’re also enjoying supple and soft skin as the temperature outside continues to decrease. A water-activated formula that transforms from a balm to an oil, the Dermalogica PreCleanse Balm is an innovative take on Dermalogica’s iconic, top-selling PreCleanse Oil.

This oil-based cleanser is ideal for normal to dry skin types. It features a Natural Biolipid Complex that locks in hydration and reinforces the skin barrier while Apricot Kernel Oil helps nourish the skin – AND it comes with a double-sided, ergonomically-designed mitt for enhanced cleansing and exfoliation! How do you use it? Check out the easy steps below:

  • Step 0: Dispense the balm onto the cleansing mitt or directly to the dry palm of your hand. Massage into dry skin. Add water to emulsify and transform the balm into a lightweight cleansing milk. Rinse.
  • Step 1: Apply your Dermalogica Cleanser to remove any leftover traces of PreCleanse Balm and impurities for a professional level of clean. Skin is left soft, nourished and ready to receive the benefits of your regular skin care regimen.

The Dermalogica PreCleanse Balm comes in a 3.0 oz/90 mL tube with the cleansing mitt and retails for $45.00. Find it at leading Dermalogica Spas and Salons, Ulta Beauty, Bluemercury, and www.Dermalogica.com.

SHOPPING NYC: PONO by Joan Goodman Holiday 2017 Sample Sale

Raise your hand if you love receiving gorgeous things as gifts. Take, for example, the gorgeous jewelry from PONO by Joan Goodman, the statement pieces are conversation starters and always elicit compliments. What better to show how much someone means to you than to give them something beautiful. The best part, you get to save money on the gift.Pop into the PONO by Joan Goodman Holiday 2017 Sample Sale where baubles galore are 50-80% off. As you shop, take a tour around the tables with designer Joan Goodman, and learn all about the amazing jewelry you’re picking up.

What great deals can you get at the PONO by Joan Goodman Holiday 2017 Sample Sale? How about the Dancing Flower Necklace formerly $425, now available at a novel $150. Why not make the holidays glisten with a Petal Resin Choker in Stardust – originally $415, now all yours at an accessible $100. For those who fancy something fierce and fabulous, select a stack of Metallic Animal Print Bangles, originally priced at $80, currently collectible at only $25 apiece. Go bold with the Big “O” Choker reduced to $75, from its original price of $275. For your deal shopping finale, finish at PONO’s bangle bar, where 3 bangles are $25, 5 bangles go for $30, and 10 bangles can be yours for only $50. All the PONO by Joan Goodman bangles are originally valued at $30-$45 each.

The PONO by Joan Goodman Holiday 2017 Sample Sale takes place from Dec 6th – Dec 15th, from 9am–6pm (please note it is closed on Sunday). The sale is located at 224 W 30th St, Suite 304, between 7th and 8th Aves. To indulge in all the pretty things, get the following subways: B, D, F, M, N, Q, or R to 34th Street/Herald Square, or the 1, 2, 3, A, C, E to Penn Station. For more information, call 212-216 0044 or visit www.ponobyjoangoodman.com. Will you be stopping by the PONO by Joan Goodman Holiday 2017 Sample Sale?

Holiday Beauty News: The Makeup Show Makeup Shop Returns to NYC

We’ve always loved getting products as gifts, but as we get older, we find receiving experiences and fun activities as gifts to be exceptionally wonderful and meaningful. As a beauty lover, we’re excited about the receiving the combination of the two, as will the beauty lover on your holiday gift list. Just in time for the holiday season, The Makeup Show will once again host their highly anticipated beauty sale and experience, The Makeup Show Makeup Shop NYC, on December 16th and 17th!

This luxury beauty sale, a makeup addict’s dream, which is usually only available to industry pros, is now open to the public. This anticipated beauty sale makes an amazing gift idea for anyone who loves makeup. Not only does The Makeup Show Makeup Shop NYC offer steep discounts and sample sale prices, it also offers amazing and free beauty seminars and hands-on workshops. What beauty addict wouldn’t love that experience! This is definitely a sale you won’t want to miss because you can also stock up on last minute holiday shopping or sneak a gift in for yourself!

Many of your favorite and most respected makeup and beauty brands are participating in The Makeup Show Makeup Shop, including MAKE UP FOR EVER, Kevyn Aucoin, Frends Beauty Supply, and many more. This year, there are several new brands joining the shop including, Hourglass Cosmetics, Guerlain, Malin+Goetz, Dr. Brandt, Smith Cosmetics, Menaji, Rebels and Outlaws, Blot Beauty, Kenia Ontiveros Beauty, and ACHI.

Not only is this an amazing sale, but it’s also going to be an entertaining one too! Guests will be able to sip on cocktails, meet with their favorite brands, influencers, and artists, and learn from some of the best in the industry by attending the seminars and hands-on workshops.

These complimentary seminars are usually only offered to pro artists, but for this rare weekend, they are open to everyone attending The Makeup Show Makeup Shop NYC. Whether you want to learn the tips and tricks on how to create that statement eye or lip to multidimensional makeup, these industry pro sessions are perfect for any aspiring makeup artist or someone who just wants to brush up on their makeup skills. Learn these tips from legendary artists like James Vincent, Nicholas Lujan, Siam Richards, and Danessa Myricks.

The Makeup Show Makeup Shop NYC will be held on Saturday, December 16th, 2017 from 10 am to 5:30 pm and on Sunday, December 17th, 2017 from 11 am to 5 pm at Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W. 18th Street, New York, NY. Tickets are $25 each day or $40 dollars for two days and are available for purchase now.

Scent of a Woman: Coqui Coqui X Club Monaco Spring 2018 Collection

Ladies, are you ready for the ultimate in sensory experiences? Are you ready to yield to an aromatic journey like no other? Then you are ready for the Coqui Coqui X Club Monaco Spring 2018 Collection. The Coqui Coqui Perfumeria offers an expansive range of unique, original scents in perfumes, candles, and diffusers. These captivating scents capture the natural tropical scents of the Yucatan Peninsula in southeastern Mexico. The powerful and varied assortment of the region’s tropical flowers, woods, and spices, as well as its lush jungles, and ancient Mayan culture perfectly conveys the exotic and colorful lifestyle of this tropical escape.

The fresh, original fragrances at Coqui Coqui Perfumeria boasts thirteen fragrances to date, produced as individual scents and available as other products, from bath oils to room scents and beeswax candles. These exclusive scents include:

  1. LAVMAN (Lavender & Chamomile) – A gentle mix of the soft floral scent of lavender and chamomile flowers
  2. MADERAS  (Sandalwood & Tropical Woods) – The woodsy and dry aroma of wet earth woodlands and freshly chopped roots
  3. ROSAS SECAS (Dried Roses) – Powdery and feminine with a subtle twist of fresh tobacco leaves
  4. FLOR DE NARANJO (Orange Blossom) – Fresh, sweet, citrusy and lively
  5. NEROLI NEGRO (Black Neroli) – Honeyed notes and spicy facets
  6. ROSAS FRESCAS (Fresh Roses) – The freshness of white rose petals
  7. AGAVE (Tropical Agave) – Blue agave with an intense golden color
  8. TABACO (Tobacco leaves) -An elegant scent of strong, warm tobacco leaves
  9. COCO COCO (Coconut) – Soft and sensual, with a subtle bitter green edge
  10. CITGER (Citronella & Geranium) – The zesty citrus scents act as a natural mosquito repellent
  11. FLOR DE MAYO (Frangipani) – The sweet and warm Plumeria flower with a touch of Jasmine
  12. EUCACED  (Eucaliptus & Ceder) – A woodsy, fresh aroma from the eucalyptus leaves and lush cedar freshness
  13. MENLI (Mint & Lime) – Citrusy and delicious lime with sweet notes of fresh mint

The Coqui Coqui X Club Monaco Spring 2018 Collection featured the Vela Aromatica Scented Candle ($75.00) in Coco Coco, Tabaco, Flor de Naranjo, Flor de Mayo, Roses Frescas, Roses Secas, and Maderas; the Aroma de Ambiente Room Diffuser (375ml – $135.00 and 750ml – $235.00) in Coco Coco, Tabaco, Flor de Naranjo, and Roses Frescas; the Agua de Perfume Eau de Parfum (100ml – $125.00) in Coco Coco, Flor de Mayo, Roses Frescas, Roses Secas, Maderas, and Agave; the Colonia de Ambiente Room & Linen Spray (100ml – $72.00) in Coco Coco, Flor de Naranjo, Roses Frescas, and Lavman; the Agua de Colonia Eau de Cologne (100ml – $92.00) in Tabaco and Flor de Naranjo; the Aceite de Baño Bath Oil (100ml – $62.00) in Coco Coco, Roses Frescas, and Tabaco; and the Colonia Repelente Mosquito Repellent (55ml x 2 bottles/box – $45.00) in Citger.

What are your thoughts on the Coqui Coqui X Club Monaco Spring 2018 Collection? You can preview the collection at Club Monaco’s 160 5th Avenue location, and learn more about the luxury fragrance brand on www.coquicoqui.com.

The Perfect Pairing: Santa Margherita Wines and The Salty Donut

There are some things that just go together, peanut butter and jelly, Ying and Yang, cheese and crackers, and wine and donuts. Yes, you read that correct, wine and donuts. Thanks to Santa Margherita Wines and The Salty Donut, we not only discovered but thoroughly enjoyed this pairing. We had the pleasure of experiencing this non-typical, yet perfect pairing to celebrate the launch of Santa Margherita‘s two new sparkling wines, Sparkling Rosé and Prosecco Superiore DOCG.

Just in time for the holidays, world-renowned Italian winery, Santa Margherita Wines, and The Salty Donut, makers of small-batch artisanal donuts, collaborated to create exclusive Sparkling Rosé & Prosecco Superiore donuts. These two decadent, limited edition, artisan donuts are for lack of a better word, quintessential desserts. We say quintessential mainly because they incorporated the Santa Margherita wines into the donut and frosting, adding to their decadence.

We watched in awe and anticipation, as the Chefs created donut hole sized versions of the Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG Donuts. We took extreme pleasure in filling each of our donut holes with a special concoction that added the finishing touch to our crafted donut. Of course, nothing compared to the drool-inducing beauty of the limited edition donuts from Santa Margherita Wines and The Salty Donut.

Founded in 1935, Santa Margherita is a world-renowned Italian winery that prides itself on its deep-rooted values of provenance, character, and craftsmanship. We must note that we tasted a taste similarity between the two new wines, which we attribute to the Glera grapes, which are present in both (the rosé at 40%, and the prosecco at 100%).

Santa Margherita Sparkling Rosé ($29.99)

A pink hue introduces a subtle succession of floral fragrances lifted by white fruits and delicate hints of red berry fruits while offering a versatile drinking experience. This pale pink wine brings a full bouquet of pleasing floral aromas with hints of red berry, artfully crafted with a blend of white wine made from Chardonnay and Glera grapes and a red varietal, Malbec. Its flavor is delicate, but vibrant and well rounded, remaining on the palate and making this a deliciously easy-drinking wine.

Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG ($27.99)

A sparkling wine with a clean, pleasantly fruity bouquet, reminiscent of rennet apples and peach blossom. its flavor is rounded and well-balanced. This sparkling wine has fine bubbles winding through its bright straw yellow color and greenish reflections. Its flavor includes fruity hints of pineapples and Rennet apples.

The full Santa Margherita portfolio is comprised of Pinot Grigio Alto Adige and Valdadige, Chianti Classico Riserva, Sparkling Rosé, and Prosecco Superiore DOCG. For more information of all four wines, visit www.santamargheritawines.com. What do you think of the Santa Margherita Wines and The Salty Donut’s wine-based donuts? We think they should add it to the Salty Donuts’ menu, don’t you?

More Black Friday and Cyber Monday Beauty Deals to Enjoy

Here are some more great holiday deals some of our favorite luxury beauty brands, Leonor Greyl, Votre Vu, Antonym Cosmetics, and Sassy Lips. There is still plenty of time to take advantage of these Black Friday, and of course, Cyber Monday is around the corner, so the savings continue. Here’s your chance to save on these international brands’ most revered beauty products, we promise you won’t be disappointed with these great products, and their incredible Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounted prices.

From amazing haircare products,  indulgent skincare must-haves, certified organic makeup, and standout lipsticks, you will definitely want to take advantage of these Black Friday and Cyber Monday beauty deals.

VOTRE VU

Starting Thursday, November 23rd to Wednesday, November 29th you can get 25% off all Votre Vu products and when you spend over $100 you will receive 30% off the offerings from this great French beauty brand. What’s more, you will enjoy free shipping on everything you purchase.

SASSY LIPS

Starting Friday, November 24th to Tuesday, November 28th when you buy two Make the Moment Flower Lipsticks from Sassy Lips, the chicest lipsticks you’ve ever seen, you will receive 2 FREE matte Keep em Guessing Lipsticks and FREE shipping.

LEONOR GREYL

Starting from now until Monday, November 27th Midnight with any purchase over $149.00 you will receive a FREE Hair for the Holidays Styling Kit from Leonor Greyl, valued at $200.00. This amazing kit includes Eclat Naturel, Natural bristle brush, Golden hair barrette, Detangling comb, Classic nubuck clutch, Samples of shampooing Reviviscence & Masque Quintessence! In addition, on Cyber Monday, Leonor Greyl will be offering their Crème de Soin a l’Amarante at 50% off.

ANTONYM COSMETICS

Starting Friday, November 24th to Monday, November 27th midnight you will receive 30% off any Antonym Cosmetics products, plus you will enjoy FREE shipping on all this organic cosmetics brand famed offerings.

Are you taking advantage of any Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals? Could you benefit from these beauty deals?

The Naked Turtle White Rum: Have a Sip, Save a Baby Sea Turtle

We’re continuing our #GivingTuesday coverage with a great way to save the life of a baby Sea Turtle. What’s a more wonderful gift to give, than the gift of life? If you’re looking for more holiday gift ideas that benefit a good cause, keep reading on for a delicious gift idea that is as precious as it is flavorful. This holiday season is the perfect time to #SipNakedSaveTurtles with The Naked Turtle White Rum. With only one in every 1,000 sea turtle hatchlings surviving into adulthood, help these flippered friends make it home for the holidays by gifting the gift that keeps on giving. This wonderfully delicious gift is sure to impress your animal-lover on your list. And if that animal lover on your list is especially obsessed with Sea Turtles or just loves truly adorable animals, the STC (Sea Turtle Conservancy),  the largest and longest-running organization dedicated to the research and conservation of sea turtles, offers a few more gifts ideas that also benefit these adorable sea creatures.

For every bottle of the gluten-free, preservative-free, five-times distilled rum made, a donation is made to the Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) to save a baby sea turtle.  At just $12.99 for a 750ml bottle, you’ll be able to enjoy a delicious rum and know that you’re helping to save animals. The Naked Turtle White Rum is crafted with quality sugarcane molasses and distilled five times with the pristine waters of the U.S. Virgin Islands. While most rums are aged in oak barrels, The Naked Turtle White Rum never touches the inside of a barrel, resulting in a subtly sweet, crystal clear taste. Plus it’s gluten-free and has no preservatives! This crystal clear rum boasts a nose that’s a heavenly mix of vanilla, custard, brown sugar and light banana. Your palate will love its little hints of vanilla, coconut, and molasses, and it’s sweet, creamy, and smooth finish. As we stated before the STC offers more gifts options to help these adorable animals. You already know that every bottle of The Naked Turtle White Rum you purchase saves a baby sea turtle, and

  • Because of a Case: Save The Sea Turtles Case, $28.00 – 10% of proceeds are donated to the STC
  • Honukini Save The Sea Turtles Collection, $60.00 top, $55.00 bottom – 15% of proceeds are donated to the STC
  • Pura Vida Sea Turtle Bracelet, $15.00 – 10% of proceeds are donated to the STC

Available in 50mL, 375mL, 750mL, 1L, and 1.75L sizes, The Naked Turtle White Rum is available in FL, NC, SC, HI, TX, LA, MA, RI, MD, DE, NJ, NY, DC, and CT.