Gala Gonzalez’s Nail Polish Collection w/ Color Club

Checking off something that is on our own bucket list is Spanish fashion blogger, Gala Gonzalez of, who is launching an upcoming nail polish collection, kaletra generic Gala’s Gems, with Color Club which was previewed at a Birchbox Birchbloggers event. We all know that Birchbox is a beauty lover’s go-to for a personalized way to discover, learn about and purchase the best beauty, grooming and lifestyle products, so highlighting this collaboration is no surprise. Along with a sneak peek of the collection, attendees got the opportunity to walk away with manicures with the gorgeous creamy, pearlized, pastel collection and a Q&A session between Birchbox co-founder Katia Beauchamp and Gala.

From left to right is kaletra dosage Heirloom Pearls, Breakfast At.., Aquamarine Azulino, and Gold Struck. You can see the full beauty of Heirloom Pearls and also check out some video of the Q&A with Birchbox’s Katia and Gala below:

As you can tell, the 35yr old veteran nail lacquer company has re-branded its logo and packaging to truly embody “the future of color.” The new packaging now boasts a more fashion forward black and white logo and a sleek, modern bottle with white caps, allowing allowing each of their 250 nail colors to pop.

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DHC USA Launches Age-Defying Lipsticks, Blushes & Powders

DHC USA is proud to launch new, age-defying and multi-tasking lipsticks, blushes and powders. Why only fight aging with skincare when your makeup can also help in the battle. These innovative cosmetics all help skin look younger with both cutting-edge technology and revitalizing ingredients. Already known for their amazing skin-loving products, DHC presents lopinavir ritonavir covid 19 Premium Lipstick GE, Face Color Palette EX, BB Mineral Powder and Q10 Moisture Care Face Powder, all available now (as of February 1st) via the DHC catalog or lopinavir ritonavir buy

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DHC Lips

Lips look more youthful when moisturized, hydrated and have minimal lines, which is why DHC’s latest lip innovation, Premium Lipstick GE, is ideal. A brilliantly pigmented lipstick, Premium Lipstick GE comes in six sophisticated hues and features Pure Color Technology with micronized pigments for a smooth, completely even surface and  fuller appearance. It boasts no clumping, just satiny color with light-diffusing pearls for a 3-D plumping effect. Lips get a kiss of emollient moisture from macadamia, olive and rice bran oils with Collagen and sodium hyaluronate to help lips hang onto hydration. Oat kernel extract minimizes the look of vertical lines while Vitamin A and germanium encourage revitalization. Get younger-looking lips in these six colors: Petal Pink, First Blush, Rich Raspberry, Velvety Red, Rose Gold, and Bold Persimmon. Each color retails for $19.00

Face Color Palette EX

DHC face palette

Want gorgeous, natural color and skin that looks instantly flawless (especially during these skin-drying, cold winter months), reach for DHC’s new age-defying Face Color Palette EX. The lighter of the duo shades, a smoothing powder, camouflages imperfections, including large pores, uneven skin tone, and roughness while the darker shade, cheek color, imparts a natural, healthy-looking glow. The palettes are infused with botanical jojoba oil and olive oil, as well as moisturizing ceramide and sodium hyaluronate to increase the blendability of the powders. Face Color palette FX will have your skin looking flawless and healthy. The four flattering palette shades include  kaletra alternative Glowing Rose, Radiant Ruby, Pearly Pink and Sunny Bronze with each retailing for $20.00.

BB Mineral Powder

DHC BB Mineral Powder

Beauty Balms continue to be one of the hottest-selling categories in the cosmetic industry. DHC USA takes this trend to the next level with new BB Mineral Powder, a multi-tasking, micro fine pressed powder encased in a chic gold compact. It makes a perfect complement to DHC’s top-selling BB Cream. DHC’s BB Mineral Powder brightens, fights dullness and shine, helps makeup last longer, covers flaws, and fights visible signs of aging by nourishing skin with age-defying ingredients, including skin-revitalizing germanium. Available in Natural, the DHC BB Mineral Powder retails for $40.00.

Q10 Moisture Care Face Powder

DHC Q10 Moisture Care Face Powder

Known as the U.S. leader in coenzyme Q10-enriched makeup, DHC welcomes the new Q10 Moisture Care Face Powder. This smooth, finishing powder comes in a universally flattering tint and is made with luminous micro-fine pearls to softly camouflage flaws, set foundation and keep away dullness and unwanted shine. The DHC Q10 Moisture Care Face Powder hydrates thanks to olive oil, sodium hyaluronate, ceramide, and collagen; helps minimize the look of large pores and uneven skin tone, and makes skin instantly radiant, without caking. Oat kernel extract and antioxidant coenzyme Q10 fight lines and sagging. Available in Healthy, this super-blendable powder retails for $19.00.

We are huge fans of DHC Skincare, especially their superstar product, the Deep Cleansing Oil and their Pore Minimizing Set is a must if you suffer from enlarged pores, and we are truly excited to try out these new cosmetics. We’re totally in love with the Rich Raspberry and Velvety Red Premium Lipstick GE while Radiant Ruby is our go-to cheek color.

Give Love & Give Back this Valentine’s Day with Given Goods

Nothing feels as good as giving and seeing the look on someone’s face when you’ve given them something that makes them happy. With the wonderful offerings from Given Goods, you get to make more than one person happy. What do we mean? Given Goods is the marketplace for products that give back. Every product offered on Given Goods makes a tangible social impact each time it’s purchased. Whether you purchase candles, coffee, jewelry or bags, you positively impact the area where the product was made.

Valentine Scent Collection by Bright Endeavors

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A Valentine’s Day limited edition assortment of valentine soy candles and salts. Wrapped in a silver tin box, the Valentine Scent Collection includes two packs of fair trade soaking salts in lavender milk and vanilla honey and two soy votives – in orange bergamot scent and eucalyptus leaf (all phthalate-free). For $18.00, you help at-risk young mothers living in Chicago in need of permanent employment fight homelessness and gain financial security.

Essentials to Go by One Love Organics

Essentials to Go

Perfectly petite samples of One Love Organics’ Easy Does It Foaming Cleanser, Brand New Day Microderma Scrub & Masque, Skin Savior, and My New Best Friend Skin Shammy. One Love Organics provides scholarships to support education for low-income families in developing nations and the U.S. by donating 1% of their annual revenue to CARE and The Children’s Scholarship Fund to support families living in poverty. At $50.00, this gift set allows you to help make lives so much better.

Pyramid Weekender Bag by Rising Tide Fair Trade

Pyramid Weekender Bag

Planning a romantic escape with your sweetie? Give her this stylish and perfectly sized weekender bag. With an all-over geometric triangle pattern, leather handles and trim and brass components, you’ll be ready for a jet-setting adventure. Through fair trade practices and working with nonprofit organizations such as SASHA to provide education and skill training, Rising Tide Fair Trade supports artisans and women in developing nations like India.

Emerald Studs by Far & Wide Collective

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These stunning uncut emeralds embody the 2,000-year-old tradition Afghan jewelry-making tradition with their timeless elegance and rough cut appearance. Each stud is unique and will be the perfect addition to any outfit or occasion. Far & Wide works closely with 28-year-old jeweler and community leader Shugufa Yousofzai to create sustainable job opportunities for herself and her team in Kabul, Afghanistan.

GIVEAWAY | Dry, Cracked Winter Skin? Get a Honeywell Humidifier

Thanks to polar vortex one and two, we seem to be living in a frozen tundra, making our battle with dry, winter skin even more of a exhausting one. Not only do we have to fight against the freezing dry air outside, we have to come home to the dry air from our heaters. During the winter, humidity levels can drop as low as 10%. That’s drier than the Sahara Desert. To compensate, we pile on moisturizers which can cause clogged pores and break outs. There is a better way to relieve dry, winter skin. You can relieve cracked, scaly skin and chapped lips by adding moisture to the air in your apartment with a humidifier. Supple, hydrated skin during wintertime can be achieved, even if you’ve been in the glacial outdoors for hours, with a cool or warm mist humidifier. Honeywell has several outstanding warm and cool air humidifiers that add much-needed moisture to the air in your home and your skin. Today we feature three of their models that are $70.00 and below:

Designer Series Filter Free Cool Moisture Humidifier (HUT-300)

The Honeywell Designer Series Filter Free Cool Mist Humidifier provides soothing moisture to help temporarily relieve dry air discomfort in a sleek, modern design that brings comfort and style to any room in the house. The HUT-300 quietly provides a continuous stream of soothing moisture you can see and feel and fits seamlessly with any décor. It retails for $69.99.

Filter Free Warm Mist Humidifier (HWM-340)

The new Easy-to-Care Filter Free Warm Mist Humidifier provides warm, soothing moisture in less than one minute. The unique top fill design and filter-less system makes it easier than ever to temporarily relieve dry air discomforts. This model has an added benefit of releasing moisture that is up to 95 percent bacteria-free. It retails for $44.99

Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier (HUT-150)

The Honeywell Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier provides soothing moisture to help temporarily relieve dry air discomfort in a streamlined, aerodynamic model that is ideal for use on a bedside table or office desk. Incredibly quiet when in use and filter-free, this model fits seamlessly into any environment to provide soothing dry air relief for better home comfort. It retails $39.99

How would you like to keep your skin moisturized throughout this overly drying season? We’re giving you the chance to enjoy supple skin and avoid the dry, scratchy results of winter with a chance to win one of these Honeywell Humidifiers. That’s right, one of these great Honeywell Humidifiers can be yours. To enter to win, see the Rafflecopter entry below:

What’s New in Beauty from DHC Skincare, Orlane Paris & Specific Beauty

We admit we love getting to know about the latest in beauty products before most do. It gives us a chance to share our excitement about discovering new products we love. Today we share three products (two new and one not-so-new) that we are newly in love with from DHC Skincare, Orlane Paris & Specific Beauty:

DHC Scalp Massage Pack

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Formulated with five botanicals – shea butter, macadamia, avocado, olive and algae extract, the invigorating DHC Scalp Massage Pack weekly purifying mask energizes the scalp and revives dull, listless hair with natural clays. The oils deeply condition for incredible softness and your hair ends up looking healthier, shinier and more voluminous. As someone who tests beauty products almost on a daily basis, I always end up with a lot of product buildup in my hair. This amazing mask also removes styling product buildup and excess oil to promote scalp health and you will see this amazing result in just one use.

Orlane’s B21 Extraordinaire

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An innovative approach to anti aging, Orlane’s B21 Extraordinaire brings the skin’s cells to a younger condition. You will soon begin to see your wrinkles visibly fade, your expression lines diminish, your skin becomes radiant, dark spots fade, your skin is firmed and hydrated with this unique textured product with 21 essential amino acids extracted from Pale Iris stem cells.

Specific Beauty Exfoliating Cleansing Cloths

Specific Beauty Exfoliating Cleansing Cloths

Although this is not really new, this brand is fairly new to be after recently discovering them through the Cocotique beauty box. With dual-sides, one to gently exfoliate the skin, while providing a deep clean to remove impurities and the other smooth for easy and gentle makeup removal, the fragrance, oil and alcohol free, Specific Beauty Exfoliating Cleansing Cloths contain a blend of aloe, green tea, and Vitamin E to soothe and calm the skin. They are a great way to get a deep clean without the use of water and a great way to refresh the skin.

What We’re Loving | LVX Luxury Vegan Nail Lacquer

A few weeks ago we were vicariously invited through our sister blog, My Life on and off the Guest List, to preview the luxury vegan nail lacquer brand, LVX Nail Lacquer at La Vie Zen Spa. During the event, we were lucky enough to preview LVX’s current Fall 2013 Collection, which launched this past August, their Holiday Trio and the Winter Resort Collection which was released Thanksgiving. Guests were pampered with on-site manis featuring colors from any of LVX’s collections. I went with the very rich, very lush Caviar from their Winter Resort collection

Caviar pays homage to our very own Livid, a classic jet set crème. What makes Caviar especially distinctive is its final texture; the silver glitter particles act as a three dimensional element and make this ultra black crème all the more intriguing when dry.”

I loved this color; it had stunning shine and was completely opaque in only two coats. The resulting jet set texture blew me away and received several compliments. I must note this was the first time my nails were dressed in black. Usually with vegan formulas, I experience chipping within a day but after 5 days, the LVX Nail Lacquer was still going strong.

The Winter Resort Collection consists of (from left to right) Magenta, Avalon, Scarlet, Graphite, Caviar and Sappir (a striking sapphire metallic crème – not pictured)

The Holiday Trio colors that are synonymous with the holiday season and from now through December 31st, LVX will be donating 20% of their proceeds of the sale of this set to PETA. The Holiday Trio features (from left to right) Sanguine, Luxe and Alchemy.

If you’re an animal lover or looking to add healthier nail products to your collection with out losing the luxe and fashionable aspect, look no further than LVX Nail Lacquer. Featuring the top colors of the season, is long lasting, chip resistant with a gel-like formula that is free of toxic and harsh chemicals. LVX products are fomulated without the use of Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, DBP, Toluene, and Camphor without compromising quality, durability and finish.

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NYC Event Alert | Sandra Bernhard & Lea DeLaria Join Kiehl’s for Karaoke to Celebrate Ali Forney Center

Calling all singers, extroverts, and those of you who need a little bit of libation for courage to sing in public. Kiehl’s Since 1851 has an amazing event coming up to honor The Ali Forney Center and to celebrate its new Hell’s Kitchen Store and Barber Shop with Karaoke and Caroling.

With Ladyfag as the Emcee and performances by Sandra Bernhard (comedienne, singer and actress), Lea DeLaria (singer, actress: “Orange Is The New Black”), and Betty Who (singer-songwriter), this event is sure to be another amazing Kiehl’s production. In its continued effort to give back to the communities in which it does business, Kiehl’s will donate $10,000 to The Ali Forney Center at the event which begins with a ribbon-cutting and check presentation to the center at 7:30 pm (the first 50 guests receiving a Mystery Gift Card from Kiehl’s, which could be worth $10, $25, $50, $100, $500, or $1,000) and continues on until 9 pm with karaoke open to all, and surprise celebrity performances. During the event the best-dressed and most festive holiday ensemble will win a year’s supply of Kiehl’s (retail value $1,000) while enjoying refreshments from Magnolia Bakery and Vita Coco. The event takes place at the new Kiehl’s Since 1851 Hells Kitchen location at  678 Ninth Ave at 47th St.

About The Ali Forney Center (AFC) 
Founded in 2002, AFC is the largest agency dedicated to serving homeless and runaway LGBT youth in New York City and in the nation. Our mission is to help homeless LGBT youth ages 16-24 to be safe, thrive, and become independent as they move from adolescence to adulthood by providing housing and a continuum of supportive and clinical services, in an effort to prepare them for successful independent living. On a typical day, AFC’s programming reaches nearly 300 homeless LGBT youth and over 1,000 unduplicated clients each year.

The Ali Forney Center was founded in honor of Ali Forney, a transgender teen, who was very familiar with the plight of homeless LGBT youth. Rejected by his parents, Ali ended up on the streets and turned to prostitution at age 13. Carl Siciliano first met Ali when he was 17 years old, when despite his troubles he was dedicated to advocating for the safety of other homeless LGBT youth. Ali was a committed HIV prevention worker, and aggressively advocated that the NYPD investigate a series of murders of the homeless transgender teens he had befriended. Ali was an inspiration to those who knew him. Tragically, in December of 1997, Ali was murdered on the streets. Committed to preventing further tragedies like Ali’s, Carl Siciliano and others founded the Ali Forney Center.

Angelo David Introduces VOL and Hair Detox Hair Care Collection

Do you suffer from fine, thinning or limp, lifeless hair? Hair extension expert, Angelo David Pisacreta, has got the answer to your fine hair issues with his new hair care product launches. Angelo David recently held an event to celebrate the launch of Hair Detox Supplements and VOL Volumizing Trio, four hair products that give women the opportunity to create and maintain beautiful and ultimate hair health at home. A beauty industry veteran, Angelo David Pisacreta is the owner and Creative Director of Angelo David Salon. He is a world-renowned stylist and colourist, the originator of Couture Hair Extensions and Additions and developer of The Angelo David Hair Care collection. Sometimes, regular store shampoos can damage your hair so being able to use a salon shampoo can give you the healthier and fuller hair you deserve.

The VOL Volumizing Trio features the first-ever shampoo and conditioner set to join Angelo David’s product line, as well as a revamped volumizing spray, formerly known as Premier Volume Spray. The VOL Shampoo maximizes bounce and body and boosts volume without lifting the cuticle or causing dryness while the super-volumizing conditioner adds extra body and fullness without weighing hair down or leaving it flat.

The Hair Detox is an all-natural herbal supplement that gently detoxifies the body from the inside out, to help restore its natural ability to grow fuller, stronger and healthier hair. Containing 100% natural nutrients and herbs that were selected for their abilities to minimize stress, hormonal imbalances and nutritional deficiencies (biotin and green tea), Hair Detox not only helps improves hair health and growth but also addresses many possible causes of unhealthy skin and nails.

Noted attendees who helped celebrate the launch included Real Housewives of New York’s Aviva Drescher, author and The Dukes of Melrose’s Cameron Silver, Blue Bloods’ Nicole Patrick, celebrity makeup stylist Renee Garnes, celebrity fashion stylist Derek Warburton, Früzen Ice founder & CEO Hana Bisceglie, Social Life Magazine Editor-In-Chief Devorah Rose, New York Resident Magazine Editor-In-Chief Christopher Pape, and many more.

VOL Shampoo, Conditioner and Volumizing Spray (a portion of each purchase of the VOL Volumizing Spray is being donated to Lupus Research) are currently available for purchase exclusively at Angelo David Salon in NYC and online The Hair Detox Supplements comes with a 90-day, money back guarantee, and is also exclusively available at Angelo David Salon and online at