Hard Candy Cosmetics Launches Limited Edition Color Correct Collection

As a society, we spend an obscene amount of money to hide or camouflage our flaws. The beauty industry alone has thousands of products to help you cover up your outer imperfections, a daily routine we all participate in, whether it is to neutralize redness, transform uneven skin tone to a flawless facial canvas, cover up dark circles and spots, or take our skin from dull to luminous. Many wouldn’t dare go “sans fards” in this extremely critical society; the truth is we would all rather go broke than bare faced. Luckily, you don’t have to go broke to get the flawless look we all so desire. Hard Candy Cosmetics launched an affordable Limited Edition Color Correct Collection, exclusively at Walmart.

The Hard Candy Cosmetics Color Correct Collection consists of six products, the Color Correct Expert Créme Wand, Color Correct Radiant Primer, Color Correct Expert Stick, Color Correct Custom Blend Expert Palette, Color Correct Baked Finishing Powder, and the Color Correct Baked Powder. The collection comes in six color-correcting colors that target specific skin issues:

  • Green: neutralize skin redness due to sunburn, rosacea, uneven skin tone, or acne
  • Yellow: neutralize mild skin redness due to mild sunburn or acne
  • Pink: neutralize dullness and sallowness (Fair to Light skin tones)
  • Lavender: neutralize dullness and sallowness (Medium to Dark skin tones)
  • Peach: neutralize dark circles and spots (Fair to Light skin tones)
  • Orange: neutralize dark circles and spots (Medium to Dark skin tones)

The Color Correct Expert Créme Wand is a créme color corrector that targets skin imperfections. This lightweight formula that is easy to apply, and easily blends into skin.

The Color Correct Radiant Primers, the first step to neutralizing your skin concerns, are formulated with hydrating ingredients that blend easily into the skin and provides a neutral base.

The Color Correct Expert Stick, a creamy, blendable, pastel stick that camouflages skin imperfections, is a soft, retractable corrector that is precise, easy to apply, and will never need sharpening.

The Color Correct Baked Finishing Powder, a marbleized baked powder, sets your makeup long wear, evens out your skin tone, and will minimize the appearance of discolorations and imperfections, all while illuminating your complexion and leaving your skin with a radiating, flawless finish. It is available in two shades – Pink: Light to Medium (shown above), and Lavender: Medium to Dark.

The Color Correct Baked Powder is a sheer, lightweight, matte baked powder that covers up skin discolorations and imperfections. It can be used before or after foundation, and is available in four colors:

  • Green: helps correct intense redness
  • Yellow: helps correct mild redness
  • Lavender: helps correct dullness and sallowness (Medium to Dark skin tones)
  • Pink: helps correct dullness and sallowness (Fair to Light skin tones)

Last but not least is the Color Correct Custom Blend Expert Palette, an all-in-one cream color correcting palette, featuring soft blendable creams that help to neutralize discoloration, leaving your skin looking even, natural, and perfect. This must-have palette is available in two colors:

  • (Fair to Light)
    • Green & Yellow: target redness
    • Pink: targets dullness and sallowness
    • Peach: targets dark circles and spots
  • (Medium to Dark)
    • Green & Yellow: target redness
    • Lavender: targets dullness and sallowness
    • Orange: targets dark circles and spots

As stated, the collection is available exclusively at Walmart and retails between $5.00 – $9.00. It is 100% beauty on a budget. What are your thoughts on the Hard Candy Cosmetics Limited Edition Color Correct Collection? Share your favorite products, or wht you’re looking forward to trying.

Skinny & Co. Coconut Oil: The All Season Hydrator

As one who has used an almost immeasurable amount of body moisturizers to keep our skin hydrated throughout the year and through the various and vastly different seasons, we can 100 percent say there is nothing like the hydrating and protective benefits of coconut oil. Of course, the best coconut oil to use is a high-quality one that leaves the raw nutrients intact; that coconut oil is 100% virgin coconut oil, Skinny & Co Coconut Oil.

Skinny & Co Coconut Oil is the only raw, 100% alkaline coconut oil in the world; it is made with hand-picked wild-Harvested, not plantation grown coconuts. What makes Skinny & Co Coconut Oil even more amazing is that is cold-processed, not just cold pressed, thanks to their patent-pending Nutralock System. You already know coconut oil has over a hundred uses. You can cook with it, substituting it for butter and other oils, condition your hair, Oil pulling, and of course use it as a moisturizer on your face and body.

You will immediately notice the difference between Skinny & Co Coconut Oil and other brands. It absorbs much better into your skin and keeps it hydrated and moisturized all day, even on the coldest winter days. We’ve been using Skinny & Co Coconut Oil for two seasons now and our skin couldn’t be happier. It’s become our go-to lip, scalp, and skin moisturizer, makeup remover, cuticle hydrator, and cooking oil.

The 100% raw coconut oil isn’t the only product we’re loving from Skinny & Co Coconut Oil. You’ll love the Coconut Oil Bar Soaps (available in five scents); the deeply hydrating Skinny Shampoo Bars that delivers intense hydration to your hair without creating excess oils (your hair will love you for this); the Whipped Body Butter that’s perfect to use as an all over moisturizer, hair mask or conditioner, or shaving cream; the Skinny & Co. Sugar Scrub, a pH balanced scrub that can be used as an all-over body exfoliant, prep for self-tanner, and as a lip scrub; and a Clarifying Moisturizing Facial Oil for blemish-prone and oily skin types. We know what you’re thinking – why would I put oil on my oily skin? This 100% oil moisturizer helps clarify and balance by removing impurities and congestion from the surface of the skin. These wonderful products are just some of the great skincare products from Skinny & Co, check out their site to see more.

Do you use coconut oil in your beauty or skincare regime? Are you looking to trying a great coconut oil? Don’t take our word for it, check out Skinny & Co’s customer reviews and see who else is loving their coconut oil.

Hodaya Louis and MustaeV Makeup: The Art of Beauty

We’ve seen many makeup artists use makeup to create some beautiful facial canvases but have you ever wondered what would happen when an artist uses makeup to create amazing faces on actual canvases? We recently got the answer to that question when an artist and fashion illustrator teamed up with a prestigious Korean cosmetic brand. Today we’re presenting the amazing results from the Hodaya Louis and MustaeV Makeup (pronounced “must have”) collaboration, currently on view at Caravan Stylist Studio.

Using the cosmetics brand’s eyeshadows, foundation, and powders, highlighters, mascaras, lipsticks and makeup brushes, Hodaya Louis created some of the most stunning beauty portraits we’ve ever seen. Can you believe these were all painted with makeup brushes, using all MustaeV makeup products?

It’s no surprise because the MustaeV Makeup products are highly pigmented and go on velvety smooth, whether on the face or a canvas. Launched in 2009, MustaeV Makeup was established in the Seoul’s Cheongdam area known as the beauty mecca of Korea. As K Beauty is making a huge splash in the United States, this beauty brand is definitely one to watch and keep in your beauty kits. Just look at their range of highly pigmented eyeshadows.

But back to the amazing Hodaya Louis and MustaeV Makeup artwork. We know these pictures don’t do them justice but we hope these individual shots will give you a closer look at the incredible work. Who would’ve thought such stunning work could be created with makeup and makeup brushes. Don’t they look like watercolor paintings?

Of course, painting with makeup and makeup brushes is not all that Hodaya Louis does. Her illustrated oil and mixed media designs and artworks have been presented to several illustrious locations including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum Of Natural History, and was even featured on Bravo’s Real Housewives Of OC. Below in order of appearance is The Ballerina, unknown title of a woman in red, Amazon Forest, and New York Girl.

So there you have it, the amazing work of a fantastic artist. Tell us, what are your thoughts on the Hodaya Louis and MustaeV Makeup? Which are your favorite pieces?

 

 

What’s New in Beauty: Olaxer Cosmetics Beauty Products

We love being introduced to new beauty products, especially if we’re seeing beauty products and tools, unlike anything that’s already out there. We were recently introduced to Olaxer Cosmetics Beauty Products and their wonderful products. They offering many of your beauty category favorites – matte lipstick, bath bombs, magnifying and lighted makeup mirrors, mud masks, cleansing brushes, and our favorite, hair straightening tools. Because we’re blessed with a head full of very thick hair, we’re incredibly excited to try the Olaxer Cosmetics 3-in-1 Ceramic Hair Straightener/ Hot Brush/ Curling Iron with Ionic Technology; and because matte lips are oh-so-in right now, we’ve become fans of the Olaxer Cosmetics Lip Glaze Matte Liquid Lipsticks. We’ll be highlighting both those beauty products in this post.

Olaxer Cosmetics 3-in-1 Ceramic Hair Straightener/ Hot Brush/ Curling Iron

If you’re a woman with hair longer than two inches, chances are you have several haircare tools taking up space in your bathroom. Those tools could include a hairbrush, curling iron, and flat iron, and if you’re African American, possibly a hot comb. What if one beauty tool could eliminate those others, saving you time, space, and money? That’s exactly what the Olaxer Cosmetics 3-in-1 Ceramic Hair Straightener/ Hot Brush/ Curling Iron with Ionic Technology will do. This versatile beauty tool is a Flat Iron with ceramic plates that heat up quickly, distributing heat evenly across the iron, ensuring your hair is not damaged by hotspots; a Hot Brush that uses shine ionic technology which emits negative ions that counteract the positive ions present in dry hair; and a Curling Wand with three temperature settings (High 392°F / Medium 356°F / Low 320°F) to best fit your hair type. The best part, this Olaxer beauty product is available on www.amazon.com for only $24.99.

Olaxer Cosmetics Lip Glaze Matte Liquid Lipsticks

We all know a matte lip is at the top of the beauty trends list right now, and Olaxer is offering you six stunning matte lip colors for such a low cost. What makes these lipsticks different is they glide on like a lip gloss dries like a matte lipstick. It has the staying power of a lipstick, we’d call it a matte lip cream. It even comes with a lip gloss wand for nice, even full application and coverage. The texture of the Olaxer Cosmetics Lip Glaze Matte Liquid Lipstick is softer and more delicate. It boasts a long-lasting, non-stick formula which contains moisturizing ingredients for a comfortable, emollient and silky feel against your lips. How much does this amazing lippy set? Can you believe it’s only $19.99 on www.amazon.com? Talk about a steal!

What are your thoughts on these Olaxer Cosmetics beauty products? Are you excited to try these?

Get Glowing Skin with these Skin Prep Beauty Tools from Tweezerman

The best way to get healthy skin is to get it glowing. We all want a naturally gorgeous complexion that will turn heads and we’re here to help you achieve your skin goals with the highlight of the latest beauty tools from Tweezerman. Last month they launched several great beauty tools, two of which we’re really excited about – the Tweezerman Complexion Cleansing Brush and Tweezerman Bright Complexion Facial Dermaplaner.

If you haven’t heard, Dermaplaning is the latest innovative way to exfoliate and rejuvenate your skin to hit the US market. While you can get this treatment in some spas and with professional tools, Tweezerman gives you the option to enjoy this treatment with their at-home tool that achieves results that rival those of professional Dermaplaners. The second of the beauty tools from Tweezerman is perfect for pampering your skin. This great cleansing brush boasts super soft bristles that you’ll have to feel to believe. Whether you use a cream or gel cleanser, your skin will look brighter each use.

 

Here’s to brushing up on your skincare routine with the new Tweezerman Complexion Cleansing Brush. This handy tool works to gently cleanse and wash away impurities, leaving you with glowing, healthy skin. The Complexion Cleansing Brush features velvety soft bristles that work to lift and remove all unwanted layers of makeup and dirt, cleaning deep into the pores. The brush’s ergonomic shape makes it easy to hold, plus, the titled head allows water to drain so the bristles dry thoroughly. Get it now on www.Tweezerman.com and www.Uita.com for $16.00 each.

This new, easy and safe “at home” facial tool exfoliates and rejuvenates your skin thanks to its high-quality stainless steel blades that clear away dead, dull skin cells promoting a brighter, clearer complexion with a luminous glow. The small ergonomic beauty tool fits nicely in the palm of your hand and its specifically designed cartridge keeps the blade at the perfect angle to guarantee safe and effective application; so there’s no fear of accidentally cutting your skin. The Tweezerman Bright Complexion Facial Dermaplaner comes with 3 replaceable blades that easily slides into place. Each blade can be used for up to three months and with a total of four blades, the device has a one year supply when used as directed. Get this innoc=vtive beauty tool on www.Tweezerman.com and www.Ulta.com for $30.00.

What are your thoughts on these new beauty tools from Tweezerman? Have you tried Dermaplanning?

Treat Yourself to Fabulous Hair at the Angelo David Salon

If there’s one thing we don’t do enough of, it’s treating ourselves to more pampering. Sometimes dealing with life’s ups and downs can make you forget to take care of yourself. I’m not talking about the basics like food, shelter, I mean rewarding yourself. We’ve been a bit on autopilot over here and we’ve forgotten about treating ourselves. Luckily we know some amazing people, like the Angelo David Salon, who remind you that you deserve a little pampering. So at the tail end of NYFW, I was treated to an afternoon of fabulous hair at the Angelo David Salon in midtown Manhattan.

Don’t get me wrong, my natural hair is fabulous and amazing in its natural state (see photos below) but sometimes I want a different look; sometimes I desperately need a hair trim; sometimes I’m tired of doing my own hair and having my arms get tired from the day long routine of washing and styling. Again, this is about getting pampered, so someone else handling the task is always a welcomed treat. So taking a break from our daily top knot or low ponytail, the result of my fabulous hair at the Angelo David Salon is what you see above.

Once again, our girl Ivy (pictured below), a staple everyone must visit at the Angelo David Salon, hooked us up with a head full of lush flowing locks and we left the salon in peak fabulousness. We advise everyone looking for great hair results book themselves an appointment for their own day of fabulous hair at the Angelo David Salon.

Not only do they create wonderful experiences, Salon Owner Angelo David Pisacreta, world-renowned hairstylist and thinning hair expert, is known for his high-quality, luxury solutions to thinning hair, including highly-customized human-hair extensions, additions, fillers, wigs, and a genius at hair color. Along with his team of exceptional beauty specialists, like Ivy, they will fulfill your every hair need, no matter what it is. The Madison Avenue salon recently opened its Couture Hair Boutique, to showcase the range of extensions, wigs, and additions available to make it easier for clients to choose an option that suits them and their lifestyle.

Could you use a little hair pampering right now? Are you ready to treat yourself fabulous hair at the Angelo David Salon?

Scent of a Woman: Jimmy Choo L’Eau Eau de Toilette Fragrance

We are less than a month away from the first day of the spring season. We’re anxiously waiting for the season for blooming flowers. The season of new blooms always makes us think of the wonderful fragrances that await us. When we say, wonderful fragrances, we don’t just mean flowers. Launched earlier this month (hopefully, you were lucky enough to receive it as a Valentine’s Day gift), was the newest fragrance from Jimmy Choo fragrances, Jimmy Choo L’Eau. The newest fragrance is a sensual evocation of the Jimmy Choo woman, with pure and subtle notes heightened by the hibiscus flower.

Composed by perfumer Juliette Karagueuzoglou, Jimmy Choo L’EAU evokes a radiant femininity as the fragrance combines a symphony of floral, fresh and musky notes. Top notes of hibiscus flower and bergamot blend with sweet nectarine and floral peony at the heart of the scent. The fruity and floral notes are grounded by the fragrance’s base notes of heady cedarwood and musk; embodying the sensual yet sweet contrasts at the heart of the Jimmy Choo woman.

Top Notes: Bergamot and Hibiscus Flower
Heart: Nectarine and Peony
Base Notes: Cedarwood and Musks

“Jimmy Choo L’Eau captures the scent of a delicious thirst-quenching hibiscus flower blended with barks, fruits and vibrant woods, to create a radiant feminine sensuality.” Juliette Karagueuzoglou, Perfumer.

The ethereal, cocoon shaped bottle, which encases the iridescent liquid inside, is inspired by Venetian Murano glass. Its elongated form offers a slender and more refined silhouette of the signature bottle, in pale pink evoking notions of delicate and sensual femininity. A light pink lacquering delicately highlights the circles on the elegant bottle which is topped with a pale pink 3D cube with metallic gilded edges, adding a touch of modernity to the luxurious design. The outer packaging features an ethereal pale pink snakeskin print, a signature of the Jimmy Choo brand.

Jimmy Choo L’Eau is available in three sizes, 90ml/3.0oz. Natural EDT spray ($98.00), 60ml/2oz. Natural EDT spray ($78.00), and a 40ml/1.3oz. Natural EDT spray ($55.00). Jimmy Choo L’Eau available at Macy’s, www.Macys.com, Nordstrom, and www.Nordstrom.com.

This Winter, Indulge Your Hair in Brazilian Beauty with Novex Hair Care

The cold winter weather can create a bit of havoc on your hair, why not treat it to a tropical escape, specifically, a Brazilian one. There’s no denying that Brazilian women have some of the most enviable hair. Now you can achieve a head full of incredibly soft, lush hair with Brazilian hair care brand, Novex Hair Care, and their six collections of hair care products formulated for your various hair needs – Novex Brazilian Keratin (smoothing and deep repair), Novex Olive Oil (deep hydration), Novex Bamboo Sprout (hair growth and strength), Novex Argan Oil (frizz control), Novex My Curls (curls and hydration), and the newest launch, Novex Coconut Oil (nourishment and silkiness). The cold weather can cause split ends, dry scalp, leave you with dry frizzy hair, and non-stop bad hair days that can last the entire season. Your hair is literally crying out for more moisture. Are you ready to give your hair back the strength, moisture, and beauty it knows with Novex Hair Care?

Novex Brazilian Keratin

Keratin is the primary protein found in hair particles and is essential for healthy hair. However, 70-80% of the keratin in hair is lost due to blow drying, curling irons, straighteners, sun rays, excessive heat and dryness and other harmful chemicals. Novex Hair Care Keratin reinforces the structure of the hair and results in shiny, soft hair with natural movement.

Novex Olive Oil

With an innovative formula using the finest Portuguese Olive Oil, Novex Olive Oil treats dry hair by giving deep hydration and protection. Ideal for curly and wavy hair, the family of Olive Oil Shampoo and Conditioning Treatments will provide all day shine, protection, and life into curls.

Novex Bamboo Sprout

With super concentrated actives from Bamboo and enriched with a mixture of amino acids, minerals and Vitamins A, B and C, Novex Hair Care Bamboo is ideal for broken/weak hair that needs an extra dose of strength and growth. The shampoo and conditioning treatments are specifically developed to naturally strengthen the hair and stimulate the roots for growth.

Novex Argan Oil

Enriched with pure Argan Oil from Morocco, Novex Hair Care Argan Oil is full of powerful moisture and natural antioxidants for the hair. Ideal for straight hair and extensions, Novex Argan Oil repairs damages on the cellular membrane of the hair particles, increasing the strength of the capillary fiber and restoring shine and smoothness on hair. Split ends are reversed and hair is no longer frizzy, dry or dull.

Novex My Curls

Novex My Curls is specially created to take curls and give them movement and lots of hydration. Since curly hair requires a lot of moisture, Novex combined 7 hydrating oils into the My Curls products. These include Olive, Argan, Ojon, Monoi, Coconut, Shea Butter and Moringa Oils. This special mix of oils will bring curly hair intense hydration, nutrition, anti-frizz and spectacular shine. Cranberry, the small but powerful fruit, also helps shape the curls perfectly while maintaining shine.

Novex Coconut Oil

The newest Novex Hair Care products are enriched with the purest Coconut Oil from Brazil and Vitamin E, resulting in an intense treatment to repair dry and undisciplined hair. It restores shine and prolongs a smoother and straight effect on the hair.

Could your hair use a little Brazilian beauty escape and rescue from hair damage? Then you will love these Novex Hair Care products.