Preview Ciate’s Holiday Gift Sets & Win The Emerald Collection

Hello nail lacquer lovers, Nelly here to help you to celebrate the gift-giving season. Thanks to My Life on and off the Guest List, I get to share Ciaté’s amazing nail lacquer and innovative nail art gift sets for the upcoming holiday season that you will clamoring for. The coveted nail brand features nail lacquers that are intensely pigmented with sought after designer-inspired manicures (their Caviar is still an industry favorite), original polishes, and standout textures and treatments that will transform your nails into the ultimate statement accessory. Their holiday offerings sees old favorites return and new amazing innovations, one of which a lucky reader of The Nail Polish exchange will win. Check out some of them below:

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Selling out in record numbers last year, this holiday favorite returns due to popular demand. Change your polish every day of the month with this rainbow of color and texture sensations. This holiday calendar countdown includes a playful mix of mini Paint Pots, glitter sprinkles, caviar pearls, salon quality treatments, cute nail gifts, and some hidden surprises along the way. With 17 of Ciate’s favorite creme shades and seven textured manicure toppers, you’ll be entertained all season long. This set contains: Paint Pots Nail Polish in Snow Globe, Boudoir, Hoopla, Hopscotch, Sugar Plum, Fit For A Queen, Candy Floss, Amazing Gracie, Pepperminty, Encore!, Starlet, Chinchilla, Members Only, Play Date, Ivory Queen, Main Stage, Pillow Fight, Tweed and Tails, Caviar Luxe in Metallic Pearls Smoulder (silver), Metallic Pearls Lustre (gold), Caviar Pearls in Cupids Arrow, Midnight in Manhattan, Glitter in Twinkle Toes, Sequins in Dallas Dolly and a Funnel.

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Deck your tree with this festive set of six mini glitter polishes floating inside bow-decorated ornaments. Wear each high-gloss shade alone or layered over your favorite color. Your tree will wow friends and family when dressed with these festive gifts. This set contains: 6 Mini Nail Pots in Yule Rules, All Aglow, Candy Cane, Humbug, Wrap Star!, Tinsel Town, 6 holiday ornaments and 6 holiday gift tags

Ciaté Nail Lab – $65.00

Want the ultimate at-home nail studio? Just like a makeup artist has her case, a nail care fan should have a studio. This is the ultimate at-home setup for creating hundreds of custom nail looks. Create and master pro nail styles, including a dotting tool, ombre sponge, and striping brush, plus Ciaté founder Charlotte Knight’s favorite glitter recipes and nail-look show cards to inspire and help you create your own signature Ciaté look. Crown your creation by giving it a name with the enclosed name tags – perfect for creating a special gift. This set contains: 6 Nail Pots in Mistress, Rain Coat, Amazing Gracie, Power Dressing, Pillow Fight, and Ferris Wheel, 7 Recipe cards, 7 Get The Look cards, 8 Suspension Top Coats, Glitter Pots in Splash, Tease, Bombshell, Flitter Pots in Prism, Stiletto, Galactic, Sparkle Pots in Nightfall, Ignite, Crowd Surf, Shimmer Pots in Pout, Day Dream, Pirouette, 2 Empty Mixing Paint Pots, 1 Petri dish, 1 Funnel, 2 Mini test tubes, Name tags, 6 Silver shaker balls, 1 Mini file, 2 Nail buffers, 1 Paint brush, 1 Stripper brush, 1 Dotter and 1 Scoop.

Ciaté Caviar Manicure Luxe in Gleam, Lustre and Smoulder – $25.00

The kit features a salon quality Paint Pot in rich metallic tones—the perfect foundation for the Luxe look. Luxe metal pearls are heavier than the classic caviar pearls, giving this look a more substantial finish. Add Gleam pearls for a blush rose gold color. Smoulder imparts a gleaming platinum look. And Lustre gleams with a classic gold full of glamour and sophistication. This set contains: Caviar Luxe Pearls, Paint Pots Nail Polish, Mini funnel, and Tray.

Ciaté Feathered Manicure in What A Hoot, All A Flutter and Ruffle My Feathers – $25.00

A complete nail kit featuring natural feathers (yes real features) for a stunningly intricate nail art look. This vampy fashion statement gives a extraordinarily fashionable look – the ultimate way to wear feathers this season. This set contains: Speed Coat Pro, Mini Paint Pot, Nail scissors, 2 Nail file blocks, and 40 feathers.

Ciaté Velvet Manicure – $25.00 

Created by Charlotte Knight, Ciaté’s Creative Director, whilst experimenting with luxurious textures and finishes. The finished effect of this red velvet manicure is unlike any other, giving an indulgent velvety coat for a truly divine manicure. This set contains: Paint Pot in Boudoir, Crushed Velvet Powder, Clear Plastic Tray, and Little Black Brush.

Ciaté Emerald Collection – $30.00 – WIN THIS SET

Enjoy 2013’s Color of the Year in Ciaté’s popular textures – Sequin, Velvet and Caviar. This collection comes with a full size Ditch the Heels Paint Pot, which is accompanied by a Velvet Shaker in Chauffeur, a pot of Sequins in Penthouse, and an extra special Emerald Caviar blend in Ball Gown. A funnel, little black brush and mini tray are all included to keep your mani tidy. As previously stated, one of you will win this wonderful, multi-textured set. Want to know how? Just follow the rafflecopter details below:

Thanks to My Life on and off the Guest List for sharing these amazing Ciate Holiday Gift Sets with us and for helping with this giveaway.

Cynthia Rowley Beauty Available Exclusively on Birchbox.com

Great news Cynthia Rowley Beauty and BirchBox fans, the exclusive monthly beauty subscription box is now the exclusive retailer of Cynthia Rowley’s new beauty line, inspired by her current ready-to-wear collection. The launch collection, consisting of three spotlight products, is available for pre-order today as a set for $42.00 (retail value $57). The launch collection includes:

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  • Cynthia Rowley Liquid Eyeliner
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  • Cynthia Rowley Gilded Canvas Bag *LIMITED EDITION*, retailing for $15.00

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  • Cynthia Rowley Eye Shadow Palette – No.1 *LIMITED EDITION with the following shades: Clove, Sugarplum, Patina, Mink, Champagne  which retails for $24.00

“Launching Cynthia Rowley Beauty with Birchbox was a natural next step for the company as we continue to grow into a global lifestyle brand,” says Cynthia Rowley. “We decided to enter the beauty market through the successful online medium we used to launch eyewear this past summer, it disrupts the traditional beauty distribution model and engages our customers.”

Love what you see? Pre-order yours today at www.birchbox.com/cynthiarowleybeauty.

Got Pink? | Breast Cancer Awareness Products

The fight against the number one killer of women is still raging on, but several brands continue to help this fight and raise awareness by creating Limited Edition products to help raise money. Offering some of your favorites products in pink packaging, with a portion of their sale proceeds going to the wonderful organizations that strive to find a cure, these amazing brands deserve our attention. Check out a few of these great brands offering Breast Cancer Awareness products:
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Throughout September and October 2013, DHC will offer this beautiful Powerful in Pink Set, which features three beauty must-haves including: 100% cotton, alcohol-free Body Cleansing Sheets (20 Sheets), emollient Lip Cream and illuminating Rose Beauty Eye Zone Treatment Retouch Q10 in Buff with a percentage of the net proceeds will benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). The DHC Powerful in Pink Set is available in September and October 2013, while supplies last, for $30.00 via catalog or www.DHCcare.com. With every order, DHC customers will also receive four free selections from a wide variety of samples, including their most popular product worldwide, DHC Deep Cleansing Oil.

 

Teleflora's Pink Grace Bouquet

Teleflora once again continues its wonderful partnership with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). This year, they’re offering the stunning Pink Grace Bouquet, a beautiful mixed bouquet featuring pink roses, pink spray roses, hot pink carnations and soft pink alsroemeria accented with assorted greenery and arranged in a perky pink cube. This stunner is available at teleflora.com for $54.95 and as before, 15% of the purchase price will go back to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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JDB proudly introduces the limited edition version of their best-selling detangler, The 2013 Breast Cancer Awareness Wet Brush, to the fight against Breast Cancer. This brush not only combats tangles, but every purchase goes towards supporting lifesaving research, providing valuable services to breast cancer sufferers, and creating awareness. TheWetBrush.com retails for $14.00 and became available in August online as well as over 1000 Cosmoprof Stores nationwide with 25% of JDB’s total profits will go towards Breast Cancer research.

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Plagued by frizz and unruly curls? Join Mixed Chicks in Conditioning Your Curls for a Cause! In recognition of Breast Cancer awareness month Mixed Chicks packaged their infamous Leave-in Conditioner with a PINK cap. $1.00 from every purchase of this HERO product, with great moisturizing and protecting capabilities, is being donated to Save the Ta-Tas Foundation for breast cancer research.

How are you helping support the fight against Breast Cancer?

George Wayne & Janice Dickinson Hosts Fashion Week Style Lounge

Former model extraordinaire Janice Dickinson dropped by and slipped off her stilettos to indulge in a foot and neck massage from Cygalle Healing Spa at the Fashion Week Style Lounge event hosted by Super Duper Records, NY Resident and Cygalle Healing Spa at the Empire Hotel. Indie artist Jon Sandler serenaded the “world’s first supermodel” with his guitar as she got pampered.

Also on hand to celebrate in the Fashion Week Style Lounge festivities was famed celebrity editor, George Wayne. Guests sipped on Moscow Mules cocktails created by Russian Standard Vodka as they took in timeless high fashion images at the Patrick McMullan art salon.

Fashionistas and NYC power women enjoyed a delicious luncheon earlier in the day at the Empire Hotel’s Chowder House hosted by Cygalle Healing Spa and producer and director Jennifer Howard Kessler of The Robert Evans Company. In attendance were N’Kenge “Mary Wells,” star of Motown the Musical, Stephanie Sharis, CEO of SnagFilms & IndieWire, Author Suzanne Corso, Tatijana Shoan, Editor in Chief of As If Magazine, Betsy Berg of The Agency Group, and Alisa Vitti, author of WomanCode.

Elizabeth Arden | Flawless Summer & Travel Beauty

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I had the pleasure of attending Single Edition’s Blog Meet Brand Event, where I was introduced to new products from ritonavir coronavirus online store Elizabeth Arden as well as enjoy a subtle but sexy makeover from the brand using some of their newest beauty products. The three products highlighted at the event were the http://webgoogly.net/?zi=azithromycin-online Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum, Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant, and the NEW Beautiful Color Luminous Lip Gloss.

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After some networking and mingling, we learned some great beauty tips on achieving flawless summer beauty looks and quick and easy travel beauty tips from enter site Elizabeth Arden’s Global Makeup Artist kaletra canada Rebecca Restrepo. Ms. Restrepo also shared one of my favorite quotes from Elizabeth Arden that I think all women should remember – “To be beautiful is the birthright of every woman”Elizabeth Arden.

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  •  Skincare is even more important when traveling. Must-have beauty products for traveling should be multi-use products and ones that can be packed in your carry-on. The Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum deliver a lot of moisture and one capsule can easily fit into your pocket. Rebecca applies hers mid-flight for extra hydration and also uses it as a makeup primer when traveling.
  • Skin can get very dehydrated when flying, Rebecca advises packing the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream as an essential part of your travel arsenal! She applies it to her lips before every flight and use it on her hands and elbows throughout the flight. As a bonus tip, she says to warm up the product in the palms of your hands before applying to your skin. This helps the Eight Hour Cream to activate and be absorbed quickly.
  • Per Rebecca, someone told her that solids travel better than liquids, so now she never goes anywhere without her Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Sponge-On Cream Makeup. It provides all the coverage she needs without making a mess in her makeup bag.
  • Last but not least, she left us with this parting tip – Before I land after a long flight, the perfect pick-me-up is a touch blush to brighten the cheeks, a swipe of brightening shadow to open the eye and a dab of rosy lip gloss. To achieve this fresh and well-rested look, Ceramide Cream Blush in Nectar, Beautiful Color Eye Shadow in Innocence and Beautiful Color Luminous Lip Gloss in Sweet Pink are my go-to products. 

After taking us through the products, we got to play and test out some of the products ourselves

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After trying out the three products highlighted, it’s no surprise that Elizabeth Arden has been a favorite of beauty lovers everywhere.
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The Elizabeth Arden’s Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum delivers the perfect amount of hydration and Ceramide (essential lipids found in the skin that are essential in maintaining defense against signs of aging) benefits to your skin. If you’re like me and live in an apt that has terrible air circulation, these little capsules will be your best friend.
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The Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant is legendary, a beauty favorite and staple since it was created by Ms. Arden in 1930, the formula has never been changed. I personally keep mine in the fridge so when I get those puffy eyes from late night blogging, the cooling effect helps reduce my unsightly bags.
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The newest addition to the Elizabeth Arden brand is the NEW Beautiful Color Luminous Lip Gloss which offers high-shine, increased moisture with Mango and Shea Butters and a light vanilla scent. A key ingredient is Maxi Lip which is clinically proven to increase lip volume by 40%. I usually stay away from nude tones because I haven’t found tones that I like but I fell in love with Sunset (shimmery pink) and Cameo (shimmery nude). Get all insider information on the latest news on product launches and product information on Elizabeth Arden products on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elizabetharden, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elizabetharden, Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/elizabetharden/ and Instagram: http://instagram.com/elizabethardenThis is a “sponsored post.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value to write it. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Beauty and Skincare Spotlight – Olive Oil

We all know the benefits of Olive Oil, the rich in healthy fats and antioxidant vitamin E wonder oil also softens, smooths, tones and firms the skin, making it excellent for stimulating and healing. It’s great for sunburns, extra dry and sensitive skin, in other words, your beauty arsenal should definitely contain products that contain Olive Oil like the following products.

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DHC Olive Body Butter
This conditioning Olive and Avocado oil-based butter, along with nourishing Cocoa and Shea Butter is a great way to pamper your skin in luxurious softness. It melts so quickly and easily into your skin without leaving you feeling greasy or overly oily plus it features a light rose and olive oil scent that doesn’t overpower your perfume. The DHC Olive Body Butter officially launches July 2013 and will retail for $19.00!

NIVEA’s A Kiss of Olive Oil & Lemon
Prepare your lips for hours of soft kissable fun with NIVEA’s A Kiss of Olive Oil & Lemon. The fab lip balm combines the moisturizing effects of olive oil with the power of lemons to soothe and nourish dry, rough lips. Grab it for only $2.99

Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa Professional Olive Moisturizing Body Cream
This intensely moisturizing body cream combines a rich blend of Olive and Sunflower Oils and Shea Butter to nourish and lock in skin moisture day into night, leaving skin soft, supple and glowing. Unfortunately you can only get it at the Red Door Spa locations but think of it as a great reason to get one of their amazing spa treatments. The thick and rich moisturizer retails for $45.00.

Discover John Frieda’s Color Protection Technology Collections

John Frieda introduces a few new additions to their Color Care Collection and brings the future of color protection technology to today. Achieve and protect your rich and vibrant color with the following products which boast John Frieda’s Color Protection Technology, including the John Frieda Precision Foam Color and John Frieda Color Protecting Moisturizing Shampoo & Conditioner (shown in Brilliant Brunette) – they are also available in Everlasting Blonde Color Preserving Shampoo & Conditioner and Radiant Red Color Protecting Shampoo & Conditioner.

The John Frieda Precision Foam Color is new and improved – with a thicker, denser, more saturating foam formula, it locks in rich color longer. Get improved color performance, improved coverage and durability with this salon-caliber, at-home hair color. The Salon Blends range, a collection of some of the most popular custom blends created by salon colorists, also sees two new colors added to the collection – Dark Cool Espresso Brown (4PBN) and Medium Chestnut Brown (5NBG). These and all the other colors are available now at food, drug and mass retailers nationwide.

Formulated with crushed pearls and sweet almond oil, the advanced moisturizing formulas of the John Frieda Color Protecting Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner addresses the way brunette color fades on three color dimensions. It protects and preserves brunette color as it rehydrates and replenishes dry hair. Like the improved Precision Foam Color collection, the color protecting shampoos and conditioners are available at food, drug and mass retailers nationwide. will you be trying out the latest John Frieda’s Color Protection Technology products?

Dark and Lovely’s NEW Au Naturale Celebrates Curl Power

Singer/Songwriter Marsha Ambrosius (one-half of the soulful duo Floetry), Blogger Curly Nikki, and VH1 DJ Amanda Seales helped Dark and Lovely introduce the newest addition to their hair empire, Au Naturale, which celebrates the power of Curls.

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Check out some video of Marsha Ambrosius and Curly Nikki welcoming the events attendees

Curly and natural-haired girls enjoyed a night filled with curl consultations from the SoftSheen-Carson Style Squad at the curl stations (stocked with the complete Au Naturale line for guests to personally enjoy), sharing curly hair stories in the Curl Talk booth, taking fun photos at the photo station, delicious hors d’oeuvres and cocktails

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Models with curly hairstyles were on display and later walked the room allowing the events attendees to get a closer look at their very soft, curly hairstyles and the products used to create their looks (we are so in need of one of those Curl Power tees).

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