Beauty Photography: Peel-Off Facial Masks

Out of This World Glow: I Dew Care Sugar Kitten and Space Kitten Peel-Off Masks

Hey beauty lovers, we have a question for you. What is your favorite beauty product? We don’t mean brand, we mean actual products. Is it something in the makeup, skincare, or haircare category. For us, it’s facial masks of all kinds. We love how clean, refreshed, and youthful our skin looks and feels after we treat ourselves to a mask. We love the way they purge the unwanted things that can leave your skin dull and unhealthy. Who can say no to glowing skin? We were recently introduced to the I Dew Care Sugar Kitten and Space Kitten Peel-Off Masks, and boy are we having fun with them.

Beauty Photography: I Dew Care Peel-Off Facial Masks

We’re enjoying them for more than just the benefits to our skin, just look how fun they are! With adorable names like Sugar Kitten and Space Kitten, and their out of this world looks, we see why everyone loves the K Beauty brand, I Dew Care.

I Dew Care Sugar Kitten Peel-Off Mask

Beauty Photography: I Dew Care Holographic Hydrating Peel-Off Mask

This hydrating, holographic peel-off mask that uses real ruby and pearl powder plus rose water and hyaluronic acid to hydrate and revitalize dry skin for a dewy, post-facial glow. Ruby and Pearl Powder gently exfoliates and visibly brightens your skin, rose water boosts your skin’s elasticity and calms irritated skin, while Hyaluronic Acid hydrates and visibly plumps your skin. The mask starts out a shimmering iridescent pale emerald color (as you can see above) then transforms into a soft holographic pink upon application. Check out this insta video to see our application of the I Dew Care Sugar Kitten Peel-Off Mask. Once you peel it off (it magically peels off a mint color) ,you’re left with skin that’s smooth and hydrated.

I Dew Care Space Kitten Peel-Off Mask

Beauty Photography: I Dew Care T-Zone Clearing Black Facial Mask

If you’re like us, then you’re using a continuous amount of blotting sheets for your T-Zone. If you’re looking to cut down on the usage, get yourself the I Dew Care Space Kitten Peel-Off Mask. This exfoliating, galactic black peel-off mask uses charcoal, topaz, diamond powder, volcanic ash and witch hazel to gently exfoliate skin, absorb impurities, and control sebum to reveals a brighter complexion. This T-Zone clearing peel-off facial mask shimmers with royal blue glitter for a fun, out-of-this-world look. Your T-Zone won’t know what hit it.

The 85ml/2.87 fl. oz. jars of I Dew Care Sugar Kitten and Space Kitten Peel-Off Masks retail for $23.00 each and are available at www.ulta.com, Ulta Stores, www.urbanoutfitters.com, and select Urban Outfitters stores.

Beauty Photography: Hard Candy Nude Lipsticks

Pucker Up this National Lipstick Day with NEW Hard Candy Lip Colors

Pucker Up Ladies because July 29th is National Lipstick Day. This day is exclusively to celebrate your favorite lippies and of course, put your best pout forward. Beauty lovers all over the globe will be sharing their favorite lip colors and you should too. We are certainly joining in on the fun, starting with some of our favorite nude lipstick hues. And ladies, when we say nude, we mean nude for all. Hard Candy has launched two great new lipsticks and lip glosses that are perfect to get your pout ready for National Lipstick Day. Read on to get all the details on the new shades of Hard Candy’s NEW Plumping Serum and Hard Candy’s NEW Cashmere Silk creme lip colors. You will love these NEW Hard Candy lip colors.

Beauty Photography: Hard Candy Nude Lipsticks

These Hard Candy lip colors are wonderful. Definitely worthy of the ancient Mesopotamian women who may have invented lipsticks by using crushed jewels to decorate their lips. Let’s get to know them, shall we!

Hard Candy’s NEW Plumping Serum, $6.00

beauty Photography: Hard Candy Lip Plumping Lip Gloss

This outrageously shiny, volumizing, hydrating lip gloss is formulated with Hard Candy’s exclusive Plumping Serum System. It is formulated to deliver hyaluronic acid to plump skin and quickly minimize the appearance of fine lines while fruit extracts add hydrating volume. Available in a range of 24 sheer and full-color shades, from clear to nudes and reds to pinks.  The new shades are Sugar Sugar, Barely There, Pink Teddy, Baby Doll, First Kiss, Birthday Suit, Second Base, Love Child, Skin Deep, Dirty Mind, Sun Kissed, and Max Pout. These lip gloss shades can be worn alone or on top of your favorite Hard Candy lipsticks for even more intense color.

Hard Candy’s NEW Cashmere Silk, $6.00

Beauty Photography: Hard Candy Demi-Matte Creme Lip Colors

Dare to bare with Hard Candy Cashmere Silk. This creme lip color comes in a demi-matte finish and delivers a gorgeous sheer, natural look. This silky smooth formula glides on evenly while hydrating lips for hours of comfortable wear. Hard Candy Cashmere Silk is available in seven créme neutral colors that are flattering for all skin tones and ranges from nudes to perfect pink. Coat your lips in Buttercream, Sorbet, Creme Brulee, Biscotti, Tartufo, Gelato, and Macaron. Its lustrous, smooth texture and teddy-soft applicator will have you saying goodbye to your lip balm!

The Hard Candy Cashmere Silk Demi Matte Lip Color and Plumping Serum are available at Walmart and www.walmart.com.

creamy lipsticks

Impromptu The Lola Collection: Life & Lipstick Unscripted

To be beautiful inside an out means to give selflessly of yourself while celebrating your outward beauty. It’s not a difficult thing to do as we will show with the great lipsticks from Impromptu The Lola Collection. This stunning collection of lipsticks, which we were introduced to at Consumer Product Events, celebrates beauty, inside and out. Impromptu’s premiere line of moisturizing lip colors, The Lola Collection, utilizes a thoughtfully developed list of ingredients while also keeping in mind those with rare allergies.

Impromptu The Lola Collection was inspired by Founder Leyna Topete’s mother, Lola, who developed an allergic reaction to her favorite cosmetic product: lipstick. Most of us never think about not being able to wear lipstick, if we don’t, it’s usually by choice. When it comes to lipsticks, the most difficult decision for most women is what color to wear. But for Lola, the thought of not being able to wear lipstick again was devastating. What else could a loving daughter do than help her mother enjoy her favorite beauty product than create her own!

The creamy lipstick collection includes richly intense hues from a coffee and cream Café Con Leche, a warm fuchsia Ribbon in the Sky, to a decadent wine-stained I Got You Babe, a sassy violet-tinted The Bronx, and the purest red of reds: Ooh-Rah, a color that celebrates the strength, honor, and pride of today’s female U.S. Marines.

The Lola Collection is born out of love, dedicated to women like Lola, and all women who find inspiration in Impromptu and the “life unscripted” lifestyle. Impromptu also supports our women in uniform by visiting military bases and giving them a splash of color with free Impromptu lipstick. Every purchase you make on the Impromptu.Life website allows them to give back to women in the military in the form of events, beauty makeovers, and gifts of product.

You can purchase the lipsticks from The Lola Collection individually for $22.00 each, or buy the entire collection, the set of all five colors for $100.00.

coconut skincare products

The Beauty of Papaya: Nubian Heritage Coconut & Papaya Collection

As history shows us time and time again, nature holds an abundance of natural ingredients that serve to protect us from the inside out. Just look at the Papaya fruit, this delicious tree fruit gives you glowing skin, helps the digestive process, has anti-cancer properties, and does so much more internally. Externally, Papaya brightens your skin complexion and fades dark spots, helps remove dead skin cells and keeps the skin soft and supple, boasts skin-cleansing properties that help get rid of clogged pores, and hydrates your skin. These are the reasons why we’re celebrating National Papaya Month with the wonderful products from the Nubian Heritage Coconut & Papaya Collection!

As we are just days into the “official” summer season, your skin will love that natural glow from the benefits of the Nubian Heritage Coconut & Papaya Collection. With this skin-loving collection of bath and body products, you get the benefits of two of the most moisturizing ingredients – coconut, and papaya. The products are made for all skin types and smell wonderfully tropical. It’s like indulging in the Islands. We indulged our skin in the following products:

  •  Hand Cream ($9.99) – A luxurious nutrient-rich moisture treatment infuses skin with hydrating Coconut Oil. Papaya Extract, rich in papain, renews dull dry skin revealing brighter, younger-looking hands.
  • Bath Bombs ($14.99) – Immerse yourself in a luxurious bath experience with these naturally effervescent bath bombs bursting with vanilla beads. Relax as the lush, tropical scent of Coconut and Papaya envelops your senses while the transformed water cleanses and softens, leaving your skin delicately fragranced.
  • Hand Soap ($6.49) – Nourishing Coconut Oil and organic Shea Butter enrich this tropically scented liquid hand soap. Natural papain enzymes gently exfoliate for hands that feel cleansed, softened and renewed.

Other must-try products from the Nubian Heritage Coconut & Papaya Collection include:

  • Body Wash ($10.79)
  • Body Lotion ($10.79)
  • Bar Soap ($4.99)
  • 24-Hour Deodorant ($8.99)
  • Hand & Body Scrub ($12.99)
  • Infused Shea Butter ($12.99)

As with all Nubian Heritage products, the Coconut & Papaya products are cruelty-free. They do not contain parabens, sulfates, phthalates, paraffin, mineral oil, petroleum, DEA, synthetic fragrance or artificial coloring. The Nubian Heritage Coconut & Papaya Collection is available at Vitamin Shoppe stores and online at www.VitaminShoppe.com.

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Get Rid of Shoe Odor with NEW Arm&Hammer Shoe Refresher Spray

The upcoming summer season might be a brutal one for your feet. When you mix hot and humid days with closed toe shoe trends, you may end up with not so fresh smelling feet and shoes, and no one wants that. Luckily, Arm&Hammer is coming to the rescue with their brand NEW Arm&Hammer Shoe Refresher Spray. This summer we expect women to be rocking lots of pointed toe mules and PVC shoes. The new Arm&Hammer Shoe Refresher Spray is a must have to survive the mules and PVC shoe trends in the blazing summer heat.

Staying true to their heritage and promise, Arm&Hammer Foot Care introduces this new invisible foot to their already popular foot care collection. White stains are the worse, whether it’s deodorant stains on your favorite black pieces or powdery white stains on your chicest shoes, no one wants that to be the attention-getting aspect of their outfit. So say goodbye to white stains on your shoes for good and hello to great smelling shoes with this dry spray formula. When they say they leave no residue, they leave no residue. Plus it’s safe to use on all types of footwear, athletic equipment, and gear.

The Arm&Hammer Shoe Refresher Spray boasts a formula that eliminates the stench left in shoes after a long day. Whether it be smelly sneakers, sweaty hiking boots, clammy pumps or mules the Shoe Refresher Spray is certain to terminate any stink on contact. It boasts a unique targeted actuator that sprays in any direction, even upside down to conveniently eliminate shoe odors where you need it. It also features sweat-activated Fresh Guard® Technology that refreshes and rejuvenates your feet while extending the life of shoes, helmets and sports gear. With just a quick spray, they will smell as good as new.

The Arm&Hammer Shoe Refresher Spray retails for $5.99 and is currently available in the foot care aisle at Walmart.

Beauty photography: Face Highlighting Palettes

You Glow Girl! Hard Candy Just Glow Baked Highlighting Trio

We all want great, glowing skin. Skin that glistens and a complexion that looks like it’s been kissed by the sun. A great beauty glow up is an essential part of today’s makeup trends and there’s an easy way to achieve it. Want to add the perfect amount of instant and flawless shine to your complexion? The new Hard Candy Just Glow Baked Highlighting Trio offers the right amount of instant glow that you want. With their trio of skin tone complimenting baked highlighters, you can wear one Hard Candy Just Glow shade at a time, or mix and layer them for your own custom beauty glow up!

Each of the Hard Candy Just Glow Baked Highlighting Trio palettes contains three baked face powders that brighten your skin and gives off a soft glow. Available in four shimmer shade palettes – Meet Me In Tahiti, Cruisin’ The Coast, A Touch Of Midnight, and Rooftop Rendezvous, the Just Glow collection is inspired by the exotic beaches of the South Pacific islands.

The Just Glow Highlighting trios are packaged in convenient compacts that include a blending brush for easy application and on the go convenience. We love the beautiful bronze tones of Meet Me In Tahiti, and the more natural pink and peach tones of Crusin’ The Coast for daytime glow; and the silvery hues of A Touch of Moonlight and the starry sunset tones of Rooftop Rendezvous for that alluring nighttime glow. No matter the time of day, your radiance will definitely shine through with these stunning highlighting palettes.

To get glowing this summer, simply put the Hard Candy Just Glow Baked Highlighting Trio where you want to be sunkissed. Apply to the bridge of your nose, brow bone, cheek bone, under your eyes, and at the top of your chin. The Hard Candy Just Glow Baked Highlighting Trio is available now, exclusively at Walmart and www.Walmart.com for $9.98 each. Time to get glowing ladies.

Beauty Photography: Sephora in New Jersey

Sephora Studio Hoboken: Small Store Concept, Big Beauty Experience

Hey Jersey girls, we’re excited to share our amazing trip to the newest member of the Sephora family, the Sephora Studio Hoboken. This newest location in Hoboken, New Jersey is the second small-format urban Sephora concept store which offers a more intimate format designed to offer a highly-customized shopping experience for all the neighborhood’s beauty addicts.

The 3,580 square foot Studio, located at 319 Washington St., offers a comprehensive menu of new and classic offerings to meet all of your unique wants and needs during your visit. The intimate beauty haven offers a carefully-curated product assortment, store beauty advisors with the highest level of Sephora training and certification, and a variety of high-tech digital tools that enhance your experience.

The new location is all about celebrating your beauty. We had the pleasure of experiencing the NEW Perk Hydrating Facial at the Skincare Studio – a premium 2-in-1 facial service that utilizes the PERK technology to exfoliate, hydrate and nourish skin for instant, glowing results, complimentary with a $75 minimum skincare product purchase.  Beauty lovers, you will love this facial.

Using suction and a nourishing solution for the face and a replenishing serum for the eyes, the Perk facial acts like a magnet for skin gunk. The device boasts five suction levels but none are even remotely painful or annoying, and there is no redness or soreness afterward. You may cringe a little at the gunk the Perk facial removes from your skin.

The Sephora Studio Hoboken also has apps that offer easy and convenient access to information, like the Digital Makeover Guide, Digital Skincare Guide, Beauty Studio Check-In,  and more. There are several digital components throughout the store that make beauty personal for you, like the Moisture Meter, Color IQ, Online Reservation iPads, and Sephora Virtual Artist.

They also have elevated service offerings at the Beauty Studio include Makeovers,  Studio Concierge, and Beauty Classes. With eight seats and four sinks, customers can the 15 Minute Mini Makeovers + Facials, 45 Minute Custom Makeovers, and the 75 Minute Custom Makeover Plus. Of course, all of your beauty favorites are available. Although smaller in square footage, the Sephora Studio Hoboken has a curated selection of brands across prestige cosmetics, skincare, hair care and fragrance (although the fragrance area is reduced to only rollerballs, it’s more than what you need). After our Perk Facial, we enjoyed a mini makeover using some of the prestige cosmetics and skincare brands Sephora offers.

We also took some time to tour the space to test and try products from the curated selection of brands available. This is something the Sephora Studio Hoboken highly encourages. Check out some of our favorites below:

Naturally, we couldn’t leave the Sephora Studio emptyhanded. Thanks to Sephora’s Scouted by Sephora initiative, we discovered new brands like Dr.Jart+, as well as new products from some of our favorite brands.

If you’re a beauty lover who lives in or near Hoboken, New Jersey, you must visit the Sephora Studio Hoboken location. You will love how this studio’s highly-customized approach to beauty aims to truly raise the bar for personalized services. Happy Shopping Hoboken beauty lovers.

Beauty Photography: skin care products

Cold Conditions Give Skin Relief: The NEW Snow Fox Skincare Collection

It is not even summer yet and the humidity is already doing a number on our skin. We don’t know how you guys are handling what feels like a layer of oil, dirt, heat, and grim on your faces (seriously, we feel the need to wash our faces all the time) but we need a bit of a cool touch to make our faces feel clean whenever we’re outside for more than 20 minutes. As the saying goes, ask and you shall receive. When it comes to cool things, nothing beats snow, so of course, we opted for a little arctic skincare pampering with the NEW Snow Fox Skincare Collection.

Say hello to the 3-step regimen that will keep you cool, and looking fresh-faced during those upcoming hot and humid summer days. The Snow Fox Skincare Collection includes a Soothing Facial Cleansing Mousse, Day & Night Multi Defense Cream, and ArcticBreeze Detox Cooling Mask that will leave skin looking and feeling flawless. Formulated with rare plant ingredients such as Cherry Blossom Extract and Gotu Kola, each product is strictly pure and does not contain any artificial colors, dyes, or fragrances, making it the perfect choice for those who want to indulge their skin, both sensitive and non-sensitive, in the lap of luxury.

Snow Fox All in One Detox Mask, $30.00

A powerful mask that moisturizes, brightens and evens out skin tone while tightening pores. Essential oils work to extract impurities from deep within the skin. Key ingredients for this cooling facial mask include Peppermint Oil Extract, Aloe Vera Leaf on a 100% Organic Cotton Sheet.

Snow Fox Soothing Facial Cleansing Mousse, $35.00

A powerful and gentle formula that removes dirt, oils, and impurities from your face without stripping your skin of moisture. This non-irritant refreshing formula is made from organic peppermint oil extract that provides natural, cooling antimicrobial protection. Key ingredients of this skin saving cleansing mousse include Citric Acid, Peppermint Oil, and Aloe Vera Leaf.

Snow Fox Day & Night Defense Multi Cream, $55.00

The soothing day cream locks in moisture, repairs and protects the skin from environmental stressors that can cause dry, damaged skin. This multipurpose repairing defense cream can be used as a primer, a day cream, a night cream and even a mattifying foundation or BB cream blender. The cream is formulated with antioxidant Ginseng Extract and also works against fine lines, wrinkles and evens out hyperpigmentation. Key ingredients include Olive Fruit Oil, Ginseng Extract, Jojoba Oil and Macadamia Oil.

The Snow Fox collection is available for purchase at www.snowfoxskincare.com.