Batteroo Boost: Battery Life and Performance Extender

We’re all experienced this – your smoke detector beeps non-stop, your remote control stops functioning, or the flashlight you haven’t used in a while is dead. What do you do? You take out the batteries and toss them in the trash, right? What if we told you there’s actually more power in those “dead” batteries, and we know how to get full use of it. We’re happy to introduce you to Batteroo Boost, the micro-thin sleeve that slides over regular disposable batteries to give them improved life and performance. It can bring your perceived dead or “Zombie” batteries back to life.

Many of the batteries you are about to throw away, still have unused energy left. It’s just that the battery’s power has gone below the needed voltage level for these devices to work. To get the full power from these “perceived dead” batteries, slip on a Batteroo Boost as it taps into all that unused energy and watch your “Zombie” batteries come to back to the land of the living.

Don’t waste money on new batteries to get great performance, just slip on a Batteroo Boost from the start and your device will perform at its best until all the energy is used up. Whether your device is an active load device, like a digital camera or a TV remote, or a passive load device, like a flashlight or a motorized toy, Batteroo Boost will extend your device’s battery life by tricking batteries into thinking they are new. Batteroo Boost works with any battery size, and one of our favorite features is that you can use three double A batteries in a C sleeve and four double A batteries in a D sleeve to create a C or D battery.

The only devices Batteroo Boost doesn’t work with is LED. Since some LED drivers use constant current circuitry for LED lights, these devices may not benefit from the Batteroo technology. so it is not recommended to use Batteroo with LED flashlights, LED candle lights, and similar devices.

A 4-pk of AAA and AA Batteroo sleeves retails for $9.99, and a 4-pk of C and D Batteroo sleeves retails for $19.99. And coming soon Batteroo ReBoost for Rechargeable Batteries!

Freeze Frames Cool Eyewear: Eliminate Tired, Puffy Eyes in Style

When it comes to our writing, you can find us up late almost every night updating our blog, setting up drafts, or editing our photos. This nightly ritual comes at an expense of course……..tired and puffy eyes. Naturally, we try to combat this with eye creams, cold compresses and cucumber slices on our eyes, and of course, a chic pair of sunglasses. Ever wonder how effective it would be if you could combine two of those solutions, without looking silly of course. We’re here to let you know, you can eliminate tired, puffy eyes while looking stylish, with Freeze Frames Cool Eyewear. Freeze Frames provides the benefits of an ice eye mask through the ease and stylish look of sunglasses.

Say goodbye to tired, puffy eyes through this, innovative and never-before-seen unisex range of sunglasses. Freeze Frames Cool Eyewear, invented by LA-based specialty nurse Alison Read, is the first conceptualized fashion accessory that is a dual-purpose device providing both 100% UVA-UVB protection, and cooling eye therapy. Boasting reusable Gel-Pads that magnetically clicks into place on the Freeze Frames Cool Eyewear casing, you are free to discretely target zone-specific problematic eye areas while looking as chic as ever.

Up until the introduction of Freeze Frames Cool Eyewear, the only solution for “puffy eye” days left you limited to messy ice packs and dripping compresses. No longer will swollen eye sufferers forced to remain indoors, cowering out of sight, feeling unattractive and unable to do anything else. The patented Gel-Pad attachments that come with the Freeze Frames Cool Eyewear soothes your puffy and tired eyes with a gentle cooling compression similar to how a nurse might apply ice to swollen, symptomatic eyes.

The Gel-Pads first go in the freezer or a cup of ice for a recommended 20 to 60 minutes before use. Place each gel-pad attachment in the designated areas of your Freeze Frames targeting your lower, upper eye and/or nose-bridge areas. Freeze Frames Cool Eyewear are ideal to wear after a spa or medical treatment to decrease pain and bruising while also increasing the healing. Use them to soothe allergic puffiness, PMS inflammation, computer and dry eye strain, or revitalize your eyes after a long flight. Our favorite benefit of Freeze Frames Cool Eyewear is the fact that it works wonders in relieving headache and migraine symptoms.

The Gel-Pads remain cool for 15 to 20 minutes and can be repeated throughout the day at 20-minute intervals. Be advised that cold therapy applications to sensitive tissue areas should be limited to 15-20 minutes at a time. Freeze Frames Cool Eyewear is available exclusively online at www.FreezeFrames.com for $89.95, with more styles and colors to follow soon.

Violet Chachki Hosts Sleek MakeUP Launch in the US

Hey fellow beauty lovers, has anyone ever said the following words to you, “don’t you think you have enough makeup?” We’re sure you’ve told them to bite their tongues, because one could never, ever have enough. Which is why we’re always truly excited when a new cosmetics brand makes its way to the US. Sleek MakeUP, one of the fastest growing mass market cosmetic brands in the UK, is officially available in the US. The super pigmented cosmetics boasts 152 products across the lip, eye, and face categories, quality formulations, and inclusive shade selections.

Credited with bringing contouring to the masses in 2009, and pre-empting the 2012 Matte Lip trend, it is no surprise that Sleek MakeUP has developed a worldwide cult status. The beauty launch event had us return to The Tuck Room, where we enjoyed that amazing evening of Drunken Doughnuts to a room full of awe-inspiring beauty products and one of our favorite RuPaul’s Drag Race winners, Violet Chachki, who is featured in one of four of Sleek MakeUP’s challenge videos.

We, as with our fellow attendees, were wowed with the vast array of Sleek’s cosmetic products and color options. We loved the 12 bold tones of mineral-based, highly pigmented shades in their eyeshadow palettes, the super light texture of their Matte Lip Cremes, highly pigmented lipsticks, their and their ultimate cream contour kit, which boasts an extra, dark shade.

Coinciding with the US launch is Sleek MakeUP’s first US campaign, The GlowDown, the ultimate makeup junkie showdown, featuring social media and TV’s top drag queens and beauty gurus. As we mentioned before, Violet is featured in one of Sleek’s four challenge videos. The other challenge videos include Miss Fame, Pearl, Peppermint, Kristen Leanne, and fan-favorite beauty influencers Sonjdra Deluxe, Bri Hall and Nazanin Kavari, with Laura Lee hosting each challenge; videos are scheduled to go live each week throughout the summer on Sleek MakeUP USA’s YouTube channel. Check out The GlowDown trailer below:

The launch of The GlowDown challenges highlights (pun and it stays) Sleek Makeup’s recently launched “My Face. My Rules” platform – their promise to champion everyone’s right to define their own individual beauty boundaries. Each of the four challenges features the beauty influencers going face to face against each other, to create personalized looks based on a specific theme, all around Sleek’s #MyFaceMyRules mantra. The themes include Lit AF, showing off the glow of influencer-favorite Sleek Highlighting Palettes, and #Throwback taking it back in time to fashion-fueled eras.

Many of the videos are up now and await your opinion. Who rocked their look best? Which Sleek Make products are your favorites? Check out the videos and let your voice be heard. And fans of Sleek MakeUP, you can now rejoice in the fact that all 152 products are now available for purchase online and in select Walgreens and Ulta stores. Oh, happy day!

BudStraps Earbud Straps and Earhoox Earbuds Silicone Attachments

We have a love hate relationship with earbuds and in-ear headphones, especially during the hot summer months. We love earbuds because our ears won’t be over heated on those extra hot and humid days like they do with over-the-ear headphones, we won’t suffer from the telltale signs of over-the-ear headband hair, and we’re still able to hear what’s happening around us. What don’t we like about earbuds and in-ear headphones? They don’t fit securely in our ears and always end up feeling loose, they always fall out, and they always end up falling on the dirty ground where they usually accidentally get stepped on. Luckily there are two get products that eliminate earbud and in-ear headphone wearing issues, BudStraps Earbud Straps and Earhoox Earbuds Silicone Attachments.

Say goodbye to struggles with unruly in-ear headphone cords. When you wear the combination of the BudStraps Earbud Straps and Earhoox Earbuds Silicone Attachments you keep your earbuds and in-ear headphones safely out of your way. We promise these two small tech accessories will make your active life a whole lot better.

Earhoox Earbud Silicone Attachments

Forget about earbuds falling out or being uncomfortable, Earhoox will make you forget you’re wearing earbuds at all. Earhoox will provide a perfect fit no matter how much you move (and that includes running). What is Earhoox exactly? Earhoox is a silicone attachment specifically designed to fit and enhance Apple EarPods and AirPods. (although we tried them with our Beats in-ear headphones and they worked perfectly). They fit comfortably in your ears and ensure a secure fit for any activities. The Earhoox are compatible with EarPods that come with iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 7. Each set of Earhoox come in two sizes, large and small. Just stretch them on and enjoy a secure earbud wearing experience.

BudStraps Earbud Straps

Forget always have to corral the cords of your earbuds, BudStraps keep your earbuds conveniently hanging on. BudStraps keep your earbuds and in-ear headphones around your neck (and not the floor). Whether you’re working out at the gym, running outdoors, or just hanging out, BudStraps eliminate cord tangles, prevent your earbuds and in-ear headphones from getting accidentally yanked out of your ears, and keeps your earbuds and in-ear headphones nearby if they’re removed temporarily. If you’ve ever seen someone with glasses keep their eyewear around their neck with eyewear retainers, then you know what BudStraps will do for your earbuds and in-ear headphones.

What are your thoughts on these BudStraps Earbud Straps and Earhoox Earbuds Silicone Attachments? Could these tech accessories cure the common earbuds, in-ear headphone, and airpod issues?

Sassy Lips Color Changing Lipsticks for National Lipstick Day

Remember mood rings, the ring that changed colors based on the temperature of your body? What if we told you this color changing ability was possible for your lipstick! In honor of National Lipstick Day, we’re happy to introduce you to the gorgeous range of Sassy Lips Color Changing Lipsticks, the Make the Moment Collection. Yes my fellow beauty addicts, mood lipsticks do exists!

These eye-catching Sassy Lips Color Changing Lipsticks are a combination of a lipstick, lip gloss, and lip tint. These handcrafted lipsticks are jelly infused with gold flakes and have a real, single, wild chrysanthemum flower in the middle. The Jelly-like texture of the lipsticks feels soothing and hydrating, while the gold flakes give a subtle shimmer to your lips. They offer the high shine of a gloss and the comfort of a lipstick. The Sassy Lips Color Changing Lipsticks Make the Moment Collection of translucent lip colors are available in seven shades that reveal a shade of glossy pink that’s unique to your lips and body heat when applied to your lips. the seven shades include:

  •  When The Party Gets Going – translucent gold
  • When Your Crush Walks in – translucent fuchsia
  • When You’re Playing Hard to Get – translucent icy blue
  • When The Night is Young – translucent soft violet
  • When Your Song Comes on – translucent peach
  • When Bae Looks Your Way – translucent ruby
  • Limited Edition Can You See Me Now? – translucent orange created to support National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

As we stated above, inside each of these Sassy Lips Color Changing Lipsticks, is a real flower, which can be kept after you use up the lipstick, so feel free to take care of it by giving it plenty of water and sunlight. These blossoms are hand picked and trimmed, assuring the right size and colors are selected to coordinate with the lipsticks.

What we love about these lipsticks, aside from the fact that they are gorgeous to look at, they really are hydrating; the color, though only pink, does look different on (and highly complimentary) on different people. Lastly, you’re also rewarded with an adorable flower. So, of course, we’ve in love! What are your thoughts fellow lippy fans. Are you ready for Sassy Lips? These Sassy Lips Color Changing Lipsticks are available for $25.00 each and can be purchased on www.sassylips.com. Have a Happy National Lipstick Day!

L’Oréal Paris’s Sir John Shares His Summer Beauty Hacks

Has the unpredictably hot and extremely humid summer season acted more like your enemy? Has your makeup been melting and running down your face? Do you and cooked lobsters share a similar skin tone after spending time out in the sun? If you answered yes to any of these questions, L’Oréal Paris Celebrity Makeup Artist, Sir John is here to help by sharing his top summer beauty hacks. Trust us when we say you’re going to want to pay attention to these beauty tips and tricks from this renowned beauty expert.

To summer-proof your beauty, you must, of course, have the right tools, like the above product recommendations from L’Oréal Paris. Sir John’s summer beauty hacks cover everything from covering a sunburn, to melt-proofing your makeup, and achieving the perfect summer glow.

SUMMER BEAUTY HACK #1: COVERING A SUNBURN

SIR JOHN TIP: While everyone tries to avoid getting a sunburn, unfortunately sometimes it still happens. Luckily, there are some easy ways to cover it up. Sir John recommends using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Foundation ($12.99) along with a green color corrector as found in the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Color Correcting Kit. The green will neutralize the redness on the skin. Using a makeup sponge like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Concealer Blender ($7.99), dab it into places that are burned the most – areas like your nose and cheekbone.

SUMMER BEAUTY HACK #2: HOW TO USE MELT-PROOF MAKEUP

SIR JOHN TIP: Melting makeup doesn’t have to be synonymous with heat and humidity. Sir John has a trick to tame eyebrows and keep them in place to weather the elements – spraying hairspray on a thin toothbrush and then gently rubbing it on the brows (in more extreme cases like when on tour with clients, he has used a glue stick in place of hairspray). He then suggests penciling them in with an eye brow pencil like the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Definer ($8.99). He also suggests using a waterproof mascara like the L’Oreal Paris Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara ($9.99).

SUMMER BEAUTY HACK #3: HOW TO FAUX THE JLO SUMMER GLOW

SIR JOHN TIP: To get the perfect faux glow, Sir John recommends exfoliating with a product like the L’Oréal Pure-Clay Exfoliate and Refine Cleanser ($6.99) the night before you want to tan to prep skin. Then use a self-tanner and apply all over face and body for an even and natural-looking glow. Sir John loves the L’Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Serum ($10.99) as it’s easy to apply and lasts up to two weeks.

If you already have a gorgeous glow but want to add some highlight to your face, mix a liquid highlighter like the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator ($12.99) with a hydrating facial moisturizer from the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius ($17.99) line and apply it on your desired areas.

What do you think of Sir John’s summer beauty hacks? Could this summer-proof your beauty?

Pucker up: Rock These Great Lipsticks for National Lipstick Day

What’s your favorite beauty product? Your go-to that you can’t live without! Ours is lipstick! We cannot leave the house without one of our favorite lip colors on. Whether it’s a glossy, matte, sparkly, or creamy lipstick, we love everything about this beauty staple. Sometimes, all you need is lipstick to complete your look, which is why we are looking forward to celebrating National Lipstick Day on Saturday, July 29th.

While there are probably millions of different brands, in honor of National Lipstick Day, we celebrate the fabulous lipsticks from Alima Pure, Black Opal, Catrice Cosmetics, Essence Cosmetics, Lorac Cosmetics, Pacifica Beauty, and Serge Lutens; and since we love a good lip brush and it’s essential for perfect lipstick application, we’re highlighting the MODA EZGlam Duo Lip Brush DUO. Keep reading to know more about the great lip colors from these wonderful beauty brands.

Alima Pure Lip Tints


Lip Tint is a buttery lip balm, packed with lush pigments, that conditions lips with a sheer wash of color. Formulated with a blend of soothing oils, including coconut, pumpkin seed and pomegranate seed oils, butters and waxes for a rich moisturizing finish. Available in seven shades for $14.00 each on www.AlimaPure.com and www.CredoBeauty.com.

BLACK/OPAL Color Splurge Color Stick Lip

Get the convenience of a lip pencil with the vibrant color of a lipstick in an easy-to-apply retractable pen. Enriched with emollient butters and vitamins C and E, these pigment-rich lip color sticks provide smooth, creamy jewel-toned color with a non-drying finish. This creamy color is available for $7.95 on www.BlackOpalBeauty.com.

CATRICE Ultimate Colour Lipstick

Color Counts and Catrice has lots of it! These Catrice lipsticks are highly pigmented, with perfect coverage and shine. Creates a smooth, creamy and long-lasting texture. Available in 13 shades, they retail for $6.99 each on www.CatriceCosmetics.com.

essence matt matt matt lipstick

Once, twice, three times kiss proof! This smooth new lipstick glides over lips to provide a sophisticated, long-lasting matte finish and bold color without drying your lips out. These affordable lipsticks are available in 8 shades and retail for only $2.99 each at Ulta and on www.essencemakeup.com.

LORAC Alter Ego Hydrating Lip Stain

This sexy and playful stain coat your lips in highly- pigmented color and hydrates with nourishing Jojoba Seed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Shea Butter and Mango Seed Butter for all day pigment, shine, and hydration. Treat your lips to one or more of these lip colors for $19.00 at www.loraccosmetics.com.

MODA EZGlam Duo – Luscious Lips

This beautifully bold, 100% vegan line uses synthetic filaments and includes water-resistant acrylic handles with a Silk-Touch™ coating for ultimate durability and ease of care. Whether you’re applying your favorite nude or bold lip color, get full luscious lips with the Moda Pointed Lip and Flat Lip brushes. Get this set for $5.99 on www.modabrushes.com.

Pacifica Devocean Natural Lipstick

 

A full color, 100% vegan, hydrating natural lipstick that lasts with intensity, like the deepest love. Creamy hydration, highly pigmented and chocked full of anti-aging benefits that nourish and love your lips. Six luscious shades: Firebired, Rebel Sol, Natural Mystic, Tenderness, XOX, Beach Goth, for $10.00 each at www.PacificaBeauty.com and www.Ulta.com.

Serge Lutens Fàrd a Lèvres Lipstick 

More than a lipstick: a piece of jewelry. The unique formula features argan oil to preserve moisture and reflects light, giving the lips a glossy finish while concealing fine lines. Bright colors create a fresh springtime look. Available in 2 shades: N°14 (Notre-Dame du Rose) and N°15 (360 Volts) for $75.00 each at Barneys New York and on www.SergeLutens.com.

We hope that you will join us on National Lipstick Day by flaunting your favorite lip color, pucker up and post your lip photos using #nationallipstickday.

Surviving Summer with Essence Cosmetics Beauty Products

We are in full makeup emergency mode. The summer’s humidity has been very disrespectful to our beauty routine and makeup applications. We leave our apartment looking fresh faced and well put together, but once we step one foot outside, our makeup almost immediately starts melting down our face. Like we said, the humidity is disrespectful. Luckily we can combat the effects of the ever increasing humidity’s effect on our makeup, without breaking the bank, with the following essence cosmetics beauty products. With the following affordable, fun, and high-quality essence cosmetics products, we’re keeping the shine where it’s supposed to be, on our lips, eyelids, and cheeks……and off our overall face.

The above essence cosmetics beauty products featured include:

  1. extreme long lasting eye pencils ($2.99) – this waterproof pencil glides on smooth and new pencil delivery system keeps the formula from drying out. It is available in 6 shades – black love, but first espresso, black midnight sky, nighttime in the jungle, rockin’ taupe, and silky nude.
  2. volume stylist 18h curl & hold mascara ($4.99) – this innovative system lasts for up to 18 hours and uses special micro-styling waxes to deliver long-lasting volume & curl via a paddle brush wand applicator.
  3. volume stylist 18h lash extension mascara ($4.99) – enriched with lengthening fibers for volume & length, the fiber wand designed to reach each & every lash.
  4. shine shine shine lip gloss ($2.99) – available in 6 shades, this high shine lip gloss glides on smooth with a highly-pigmented finish with an applicator that ensures precise application. Shades include: behind the scenes, smile sparkle shine, friends of glamour, flirt alert, happiness in a bottle, and runway your way.
  5. instant matt makeup setting spray ($4.99) – a transparent mist that sprays on top of makeup to refresh your complexion and eliminate shine and oil. Suitable for all skin types. This, in collaboration with the “all about matt fixing powder waterproof”, has saved our makeup over the past few days and kept us from suffering from melting makeup.
  6. make me matt lip top coat **not pictured ($4.49) – transform any shiny lipstick into a matt, never chalky finish. It will leave your lips soft.
  7. all about matt fixing powder waterproof ($4.49) – a translucent powder that can be applied on top of any foundation to mattify your skin and set makeup. It withstands humidity and mattifies skin all day. This item has been a godsend. We no longer fear venturing outside.
  8. eye & face palette ($5.99) – this neutral palette contains shades for eye and face including 4 shadows, blush & highlighter, and 2 shade collections.

Are you a fan of essence cosmetics beauty products? What are your favorites from this affordable beauty brand? The essence cosmetics beauty product collection is available on www.essencemakeup.com and at Target, Ulta and Forever 21.