#IGiveASheet About our Planet: Innisfree X Earth Day New York Initiative

What do you give a “sheet” about? With all the problems of our world, it may be easy to remember that we all live on one planet that reacts and adjusts to what we do to it – good and bad. This next sentence bears repeating over and over – we only have one Earth, if we destroy it, we destroy ourselves. This is why we are fully supportive of the Innisfree X Earth Day New York Initiative. We had the pleasure of celebrating the Korean beauty brand’s NEW biodegradable My Real Squeeze Masks and their #IGiveASheet campaign.

As an Earth Day New York 2018 Official Community Partner, the Innisfree flagship will be one of 5 stops on the Earth Day 5K Green Tour, in honor of its new LEED Silver-Certification as a green-friendly location. Everyone is invited to visit the Innisfree’s brand experience booth and their flagship store to learn more about the brand, their special ingredients from Jeju island, their sustainability programs, and enjoy skincare samples and giveaways. You are also invited to (this is something we highly recommend you do) try out their biodegradable My Real Squeeze Sheet Masks and participate in their #lGlVEASHEET Campaign by sharing what you care about this Earth Day (check out our video below).

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Made from 100% biodegradable Eucalyptus fibers, Innisfree’s new My Mask Collection is their latest Earth-friendly innovation. With 18 naturally derived ingredients to choose from (including 6 new flavors – broccoli, tomato, ginseng, fig, oatmeal, and cucumber), the collection offers diverse solutions for ever-changing skin concerns. So no matter what your skin is craving, Innisfree has a sheet mask for you, plus they’re only $1.80 each!! Perfectly timed with Earth Month, the launch will be spotlighted by Innisfree’s #lGlVEASHEET Campaign.

Innisfree is very well known for their green initiatives around the globe, their promotion of sustainable living, practice responsible sourcing, and their wide range of nature-derived skincare (we are so in love with their Volcanic Cluster Masks, Overnight Beauty Products, and their Green Tea product range is an absolute favorite with beauty fans).

Doesn’t getting involved in the Innisfree X Earth Day New York Initiative sound like a great way to experience great skincare products and help our planet?

What Dry Skin? Juara Coconut Illipe Hand and Nail Balm

Although we are weeks into Spring, wintery temperatures and weather have insisted on interrupting the new season with skin drying and moisture stripping cold temperatures. This has, of course, has made all our skin annoyingly dry and our nails brittle. We know there are many of you out there who are looking for relief from dryness and a hand cream with anti-aging benefits. We’re here to tell you we have the perfect daily hand cream for you, the Juara Coconut Illipe Hand and Nail Balm.

Do you have age spots on your hands? Dry lines and wrinkles on your hands and around your knuckles? Are your nails dry and brittle or are you plagued with rough, torn cuticles? Then the Juara Coconut Illipe Hand and Nail Balm is everything you’ve ever wanted in a hand cream…….and much more.

This incredible hand balm soothes and hydrates parched skin instantly, thanks to its main ingredients of Illipe Butter plus Coconut, Candlenut, and Buriti Oils. Other key ingredients of the Juara Coconut Illipe Hand and Nail Balm include Wild Mangosteen Butter, Rice Bran Oil, Sea Algae, and Oat Bran. It nourishes and mends cracked, torn and bleeding cuticles; it absorbs quickly and leaves behind absolutely no greasy residue; it smells amazingly tropical; it forms a protective film over the skin that lasts through hand washing; it boasts anti-aging properties like fading dark spots and plumps up lines and wrinkles on your hands; and it promotes healthier nail growth.

You will love this non-greasy, concentrated blend of hand and nail loving balm. It will leave you in awe as your dry or cracked hands and nails heal, and leaves you with incredibly soft and supple hands. The Juara Coconut Illipe Hand and Nail Balm comes in a 2.5 oz tube and retails for only $20.00 on www.juaraskincare.com.

Stuck on Ultra Violet: Celebrating Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year

We are absolutely enamored with ultra violet, Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year, so we thought we’d figure more beauty products that celebrate this color. This deep, bluish royal purple compliments so many and can be worn in so many ways in the beauty category – on lips, eyes, cheeks, nails, and hair (have you entered our Splat giveaway?). Here are just a few of the beauty products we’re loving that honor ultra violet, the latest must-have color obsession.

 

  1. ELEMIS Peptide⁴ Night Recovery Cream-Oil ($59.00) – A restoring Night Cream-Oil that combines the hydration of a moisturizing cream with the protection of an oil to leave your skin feeling rebalanced, restored and replenished.
  2. CIATÉ LONDON Liquid Chrome in Zodiac ($18.00) – A color-shifting, shade-flipping duo chrome lip lacquer in a high-shine violet that is cruelty-free, and formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.
  3. TOM FORD Private Shadow in Violet Vinyl ($36.00) – A highly pigmented metallic finish eyeshadow that boasts long-wearing capabilities that resist creasing, for a flawlessly polished look that lasts.
  4. JOICO Color Butter in Purple ($19.99) – A deeply moisturizing color-depositing hair treatment that instantly adds vibrant color or refreshes faded color while reducing hair breakage by over 44%! This hair-loving hair product boasts JOICO’s Quadramine Complex, an exclusive blend of proteins that quickly adheres to hair strands, protecting both the cuticle and cortex; their patented Bio-Advanced Peptide Complex to create a shield of protection around each and every strand; and Arginine–the amino acid responsible for hair’s ability to stretch without breakage.
  5. BECCA First Light Priming Filter Face Primer ($38.00) –  A skin-awakening primer that instantly reduces the signs of a bad complexion day to leave the complexion fresh, awake, and hydrated with a natural finish. It looks violet but applies sheer making it perfect for all skin tones and skin types.
  6. KAT VON D Metal Crush Eyeshadow in Danzig ($21.00) – An innovative metallic violet eyeshadow with a polished metal finish, maximum pigment, and extreme long wear capabilities. Thanks to its proprietary formula that features a Color-Soaked Concentrate™, the result of a technique in which pigment-saturated powders undergo a unique tumbling process that softens and smooths each particle until the eyeshadow is creamy and lustrous, leaving behind the highest possible levels of pigment and pearl in this ultra long-wear shadow.
  7. TARTE Minutes to Mermaid Brush Set ($42.00) – A stunning, vegan, cruelty-free full-size set that features every tool you’d need to create a full face look. This five-piece “Be A Mermaid & Make Waves Collection” of makeup brushes comes complete with whimsical mermaid tail handles and plush violet colored bristles. The set includes a Large Powder Brush, Cheek Brush, Highlighter Stippling Brush, Domed Eyeshadow Brush, and Pencil Brush.
  8. COVERGIRL Melting Pout Matte Liquid Lipstick in Seismic ($6.99 – $8.99) – A new highly pigmented, lightweight, gel-based matte liquid lipstick that provides intense color. Its creamy formula wears comfortably and is designed to last for up to 24 hours.

Are you excited about the above ultra violet beauty products? What ultra violet makeup or beauty products are you looking forward to rocking this season?

ELEMIS Supports Women for Women International with New Launch

Just in time for International Women’s Day, celebrated around the world tomorrow, March 8th, ELEMIS has launched a new limited edition skincare product, a supersize ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream 100ml. This amazing skincare product that not only delivers a powerful promise to support your skin, it also promises to change women’s lives. ELEMIS will donate $46,000 from the sale of this limited edition size of their 100ml supersize anti-aging product to Women for Women International in order to help marginalized women living in conflict-affected areas, plus you can further help the cause via social media.

Housed in a luxury designer keepsake box, this No. 1 bestselling anti-aging moisturizer is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles in 14 days, improve hydration and leave your skin feeling firmer and looking more radiant. How can you help this great beauty brand continue to support women? From March 6th – 8th, ELEMIS will be donating $1 every time you share or #MessageToMySister and tag @ELEMIS on social media. As longtime supporters of Women for Women International, ELEMIS’s wonderful skincare products have helped to give marginalized women living in conflict-affect areas access to the life-changing skills needed to overcome the social exclusion and economic restrictions. In 2016, they sponsored a full class of 25 women in the Kabul Province of Afghanistan. In 2017, they continued the partnership by donating $50,000 to the #SheInspiresMe campaign.

What makes this wonder beauty product so great? Besides helping to give back, it’s hero ingredient, Mediterranean algae Padina Pavonica, has been blended with Ginkgo Biloba, Chlorella, and precious Rose and Mimosa absolutes to moisturize the skin. These wonderful ingredients also help to give your skin a feeling of suppleness, firmness and elasticity.

“At ELEMIS, giving back is part of our DNA. While striving to create innovative products and treatments, the heart of our business is people’s well-being. Contributing to changing people’s lives is what helps to make a difference. We choose charities close to our hearts, that we feel really make an impact. Our donation will allow Women for Women International to help reach their recruitment goal: bringing 12,000 women through a training program that gives these women the tools they need to support their children and transform their lives forever.”  – Oriele Frank, Co-Founder & CMO, ELEMIS

“This collaboration would help fund our year-long program that gives the most marginalized women, in conflict-affected countries, access to the life-changing skills needed to overcome the social exclusion and economic restrictions they face. We are so grateful to ELEMIS for helping us to continue changing women’s lives around the world.” – Brita Fernandez Schmidt, Executive Director,Women For Women International

The ELEMIS Limited Edition Pro-Collagen Marine Cream retails for $199.00 and is available on www.ELEMIS.com. Don’t forget to hashtag #MessageToMySister and tag @ELEMIS and @WomenForWomen to support this great cause.

#FeedYourSkin with the ELEMIS Superfood Skincare Range

By now, we’re all aware of the vast benefits of Superfoods. They contain disease-fighting compounds and are either nutrient and/or antioxidant rich. You know what these superfoods can do for you internally, imagine what they can do for your skin! Elemis, the award-winning luxury skincare, and body care brand have just launched the NEW ELEMIS Superfood Skincare range, a collection of 100% vegan-friendly skin care products that will rescue your winter dry skin and return it to its healthy glow.

The new ELEMIS Superfood Skincare range features a trio of plant-based, nutrient-rich products that help to nourish and revitalize the appearance of your skin. They include the ELEMIS Superfood Facial Wash, ELEMIS Superfood Day Cream, and the ELEMIS Superfood Night Cream, joining the already bestselling and award-winning ELEMIS Superfood Facial Oil ($55.00). Just as superfoods help your body from the inside out, this trio feeds your complexion from the outside in with the pure power of concentrated superfoods, for optimal skin health.


Essential to these power-packed formulas are Supergreen and Supergrain Complexes, rich in anti-oxidants, omega fatty acids, vitamins and minerals to feed the skin with nourishment.  The Superfood skincare range features a Pre-Biotic, designed to aid in supporting the good-for-you microflora on the skin’s surface, helping to balance and maintain the skin’s delicate ecosystem.

  • The Superfood Facial Wash ($25.00) is a refreshing gel cleanser with a nutrient-dense Supergreen Complex consisting of Wheatgrass, Kale, Nettle, and minerals that deeply cleanses, nourishes, and revitalizes your skin leaving you with a radiant and luminous complexion.
  • The Superfood Day Cream ($45.00) is a pre-biotic day cream that balances and moisturizes your skin with anti-oxidant and omega-rich Superfood lipids, Broccoli, Flax Seed and Daikon Radish, that leaves your skin plump and smooth, and Superfood anti-oxidants such as Ginger, Matcha Tea, and Goji Berry, to help protect the skin barrier.
  • The Superfood Night Cream ($55.00) is an omega-rich, pre-biotic night cream that hydrates, restores, and replenishes dry and depleted skin. It contains Superfood lipids such as Chia, Black seed, Rice Bran and Flaxseed oils that intensely hydrates while you sleep, so you wake up with plump, healthy-looking skin.

If you’re ready to give your skin what it’s craving, we advise you check out the ELEMIS Superfood Skincare Range, now available on www.ELEMIS.com.

Backstage Beauty: Glamsquad at the JUST IN XX NYFW F/W 2018 Show

Fashion Week shows are not just about the fashion trends walking down the runway, we also anxiously await to see what makeup and hair trends will take center stage next season as well. This season, we journeyed with the Glamsquad beauty team as they did makeup, hair, and nails for a select few runway shows. First up was Glamsquad at the JUST IN XX NYFW F/W 2018 Show where Kelli J. Bartlett created the fresh-faced beauty looks, Giovanni Vaccaro celebrated easy hairstyles, and Christina Quercia has nails looking super elegant in a barely-there hue.

GET THE LOOK: MAKEUP

For the Glamsquad at the JUST IN XX NYFW F/W 2018 makeup, the team prepped the skin with a refreshing spray and Chanel Hydra Beauty Serum, followed by hydrating the lips with a nourishing lip balm. To add brightness, apply Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer concentrating the product under the eyes and on the center of the face. Next, neutralize the eyelid with the concealer by applying lightly with your finger. Add structure to the face by applying a cool-toned contour from the Urban Decay Naked Skin Shapeshifter Palette in the hollow of the brow bone and cheekbone. Curl the lashes and create definition by bumping L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Mascara in the base without pulling through to the ends. Create a perfect ruby-stained lip by using a mixture of crushed plum and red velvet in the Bobbi Brown Lip Palette. Mix the lip colors on your hand, and then press on to the lip with your fingers for a natural look. Highlight the cheekbone with a glossy translucent highlight followed by applying Kevin Aucoin The Pure Powder Glow Blush to seal the look.

GET THE LOOK: HAIR – Natural Texture

Apply Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam to the roots of the hair and blowout towards the face using your hands
Next, spray Kerastase VIP Volume in Powder throughout the hair from mid-shaft to ends in order to create an airy, lived-in texture. Create a natural look by tucking some hair behind the ear with a few pieces left out around the face.
Finish with L’Oreal Elnett Hair Spray and Ouai Hair Oil if needed on the ends.

GET THE LOOK: HAIR – Braids

Create a strong center part all the way from the crown of the head to the nape of the neck. Apply Ouai Hair Oil combined with French Girl Sea Spray from roots to ends. Brush the hair flat and tuck behind the ears on both sides securing with an elastic. Pull a 1-inch thick piece of hair out of the ponytail and wrap around the elastic. Create a three-strand braid on both sides, secure with an elastic and spray with L’Oreal Elnett Hair Spray.

GET THE LOOK: NAILS (not pictured)

File the nails into a natural round shape with soft edges. Next, hydrate the cuticle with oil followed by a quick hand massage using Essie ‘Many Many Mani’ lotion to soften. Apply one coat of Essie Base Coat, ‘First Base‘,  followed by two coats of Essie ‘Brides To Be’. Finish the look with Essie Topcoat, ‘Good To Go’ and quick dry drops.

What are your thoughts on the beauty looks from the Glamsquad at the JUST IN XX NYFW F/W 2018 Show?

Dermalogica’s NEW Ultra Calming Launches Are Perfect For Winter Skin

This winter has been a non-stop series of skin drying days with bone-chilling, freezing temperatures. We all most likely concentrate on bundling up to stay warm, we, which means we don’t really pay attention to protecting our face from the cold temperatures. Let’s face it, does your daily moisturizer really protect your skin from the blustery winds and icy temperatures that deplete your skin’s natural defenses? Does it combat the cold’s reduction of moisture levels, leading to red, dry and irritated skin? Whether your skin is sensitive or not, you still need the right products to it from winter skin. Luckily, Dermalogica, makers of award-winning skincare products, welcomes two new skincare products that are perfect for winter skin – Dermalogica Barrier Defense Booster and Dermalogica Calm Water Gel.

While your skin might not suffer from chronic sensitivity, everyone can experience sensitized skin during the harsh winter months. Stress, pollution, poor diet are some contributing factors to sensitized skin, add in harsh winter weather and you really have a skin battle on your hands….ehh face. Dermalogica’s Barrier Defense Booster and Calm Water Gel are the must-have winter skin solutions to treat the irritation, redness, and dehydration you will experience this winter. Both new products combine the best of nature’s botanical extracts with innovation from The International Dermal Institute to not only powerfully soothe skin, but defend against future flare-ups, so no matter how often skin sensitivity is experienced, you can proactively protect your skin.

NEW! Dermalogica Barrier Defense Booster

A powerfully-gentle oil-based booster that calms, nourishes and helps restore sensitive skin. Nourishing Triple Defense Complex works to rapidly restore the skin barrier when compromised, relieve dryness for up to 24 hours, and maintain barrier integrity against future irritation. Use prior to or mix in with your moisturizer for UltraCalming benefits.

NEW! Dermalogica Calm Water Gel

A weightless, gel-water moisturizer that hydrates, soothes and calms skin. Dual Hyaluronic Acid technology works above and below the skin’s surface to increase and lock in moisture. Apple Fruit Extract and Glycerin hydrate and soften skin while defending it against dryness. Cactus Flower Extract soothes sensitivity and imparts exceptional water-binding properties to help support healthy moisture balance.

The Dermalogica Barrier Defense Booster retails for $75.00, the Dermalogica Calm Water Gel for $48.00. Both are available at leading Dermalogica Spas and Salons, Ulta Beauty, Bluemercury, and Dermalogica.com.

What are your thoughts on these perfect for winter skin solutions? Could your face use a little ultra calming from Dermalogica? Share your thoughts with us.

Sleeping Beauty: Innisfree Beauty Welcomes New NYC Flagship Store

Take it from someone who knows first hand, we do not get enough sleep. Unfortunately, we are at a time when self-care has taken a back seat to working and getting things done. We’re not even talking about treating yourself to a vacation or spa treatment, we’re talking about simply getting enough sleep. Raise your hand if you get a full eight hours of sleep; how about five or six? We have personally been getting by on five or less and it’s been taking its toll on our skin and bodies. We recently had the pleasure of learning all about the benefits of getting enough “beauty sleep” from Sleep Expert, Dr. Rebecca Robbins. Our beauty sleep masterclass was held at the new flagship location of Innisfree Beauty, the K Beauty brand offering innovative beauty products. We also had the pleasure of being introduced to the must-have overnight beauty products from Innisfree Beauty.

We ventured up to the mini oasis that is the second floor to hear Dr. Robbins spoke about the benefits and importance of sleep and its impact on your skin and overall health. We learned about the various levels of sleep, the ideal amount of sleep we should all get, and of course, how the right amount of sleep and the right skincare products can keep you looking your best.

We highly recommend you pop into this K Beauty haven to get acquainted with all six of their overnight beauty products. Whether you need help with anti-oxidants, moisturizing, hydrating, brightening, or anti-aging, these overnight skincare solutions are amazing…..we’re currently obsessed. As we don’t get enough beauty sleep, we’ll happily take all the extra help we can get to improve our skin health.

Innisfree Beauty products like the Brightening & Pore-Caring Sleeping Mask and Lip Sleeping Pack with Canola Honey are targeted to work and improve skin while you sleep. They, along with all Innisfree Beauty products, are made from the finest natural ingredients responsibly sourced from Korea’s pristine Jeju Island.

Brightening & Pore-Caring Sleeping Mask – Rest easy as you indulge in this deeply nourishing night cream, infused with Jeju Tangerine Peel Extract, Jeju Green Tea Extract and rich Shea Butter. The zesty peel of Jeju Tangerines has four times the amount of anti-oxidant-rich Vitamin C than the juicy flesh. That’s the secret of this overnight cream that’s formulated to help even skin tone and reduce the look of dark spots. Wake up to skin that looks and feels astonishingly moist, supple and bright.

Lip Sleeping Pack with Canola Honey – Pamper your pout while you sleep with this deeply moisturizing evening lip balm formulated to care for and nourish your lips with Jeju Canola Honey and Oil. Smooth it on before you hit the sack and wake up to smoother, more hydrated lips.

Innisfree also offers a series of free 30 minute classes at their flagship, including Skincare Series {Age Delay – Keep it Strong!}, Girls’ Guide “Day to Night” Looks, Intro to K Beauty Skin Care Routine, and Make-up Series {Complexion – My Cushion 101}. We know you want to know more, so head over to Innisfree’s NYC flagship location in Union Square at 862 Broadway. We promise you won’t be disappointed.