BCRF’s Pink Outside the Box: Shop these BCA Products Year’ Round

Did you know you don’t have to wait until October to purchase products that support the fight against Breast Cancer? Thanks to the Breast Cancer Research Fund, we were introduced to several products that are helping to fund breast cancer research. No longer do you have to wait until October to show your support. With lots to shop for in the beauty, fashion, home, lifestyle, travel, health, fitness, and more categories, these pink BCA products help you do good 365 days a year. So join us in supporting BCRF’s Pink Outside the Box products.

A few weeks ago, the US observed National Cancer Survivors Day, a day that highlights and celebrates the fact that many are enjoying life after cancer. As anyone who lives with cancer will tell you, it is a 365-day issue, so we thought, why not highlight products you can purchase 365 days a year that helps the cause. While you can donate at any time during the year (and we encourage you to do so), there are many Pink Outside the Box products, many we use daily, that will help further the cause. Plus, for those who can’t donate, purchasing these everyday items pink BCA products ensures you are helping.

Cuisinart Kitchen Appliances

Need a new kitchen appliance? Why not try one of these from Cuisinart who donates $32,500 annually to BCRF, regardless of sales. Your purchase of a food processor, mixer, or blender will help continue to fund research and achieve a cure.

Apollo Precision Tools

Let’s face, we all need tools. Home repair is a continuous need and they will always need fixing. Apollo Tools offers a wide variety of tools and toolkits where a portion of sales are donated to BCRF. For every cordless drill sold, $2.00 is donated; for every 18 piece garden tool set, $3.00 is donated, and so on. Your home repair could save a life.

Conair Hair and Beauty Tools

Beauty tools have become essential in making sure your routine runs smoothly and quickly and these just happen to also help those in need. Whether you’re in the market for a new hairdryer, facial cleansing tool, curling iron or spa treatment device, Conair donates $110,000 annually, regardless of sales.

Everlast Training Gloves

What better way to help fight Breast Cancer than with boxing gloves! Whether you’re a beginner or a pro at sparring, heavy bag workouts and mitt work, purchasing these Everlast pink BCA products help them continue to donate $75,000 annually to BCRF, regardless of sales.

Streamlight LED Lights

Streamlight offers keychain lights, patio/camp lights and far-reaching flashlights in pink including the Pink Strion LED, Pink ProTac HL, Pink Siege AA, and Pink Nano Light. $1.00- $5.00 of every purchase of Streamlight pink BCA products are donated to BCRF.

Teleflora Pink Grace Bouquet

As the saying goes, “Say it with flowers.” So why not share how much you love them with this lovely mixed bouquet featuring pink roses arranged in a perky pink cube. With 15% of its $54.95 price going to BCRF, it’s a beautiful way to pay tribute to those who need it.

Aveda, Clinique, and Estee Lauder BCA Products

Aveda’s limited-edition Hand Relief Moisturizing Creme comes with pink cap and band featuring an invigorating rosemary mint aroma of certified organic rosemary and peppermint. $4 U.S. from the purchase price of this pink BCA product goes to BCRF, with a maximum donation of $331,000.

Each year, Clinique offers a special, limited-edition bottle of its Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+, which combines all-day hydration with skin-strengthening ingredients to help skin look younger, longer. $10 from the purchase price, with a maximum donation of $475,000.

Estée Lauder’s #1 repair serum, the Advanced Night Repair, not only comes packaged with a 3-charm pink ribbon keychain that empowers you to show their support for breast cancer awareness, it also contains a touch of blue in the design to represent the less than 1% of men who are also diagnosed with breast cancer, and 20% of its $95.00 retail price is donated.

There are hundreds other pink BCA products available for purchase year’ round that helps support the cause including fashion from Lane Bryant, office supplies from Officemate, jewelry from Alex and Ani, and much, much more. To shop all of BCRF’s pink BCA product categories, visit www.bcrf.org/shop-pink.

Sephora Studio Hoboken: Small Store Concept, Big Beauty Experience

Hey Jersey girls, we’re excited to share our amazing trip to the newest member of the Sephora family, the Sephora Studio Hoboken. This newest location in Hoboken, New Jersey is the second small-format urban Sephora concept store which offers a more intimate format designed to offer a highly-customized shopping experience for all the neighborhood’s beauty addicts.

The 3,580 square foot Studio, located at 319 Washington St., offers a comprehensive menu of new and classic offerings to meet all of your unique wants and needs during your visit. The intimate beauty haven offers a carefully-curated product assortment, store beauty advisors with the highest level of Sephora training and certification, and a variety of high-tech digital tools that enhance your experience.

The new location is all about celebrating your beauty. We had the pleasure of experiencing the NEW Perk Hydrating Facial at the Skincare Studio – a premium 2-in-1 facial service that utilizes the PERK technology to exfoliate, hydrate and nourish skin for instant, glowing results, complimentary with a $75 minimum skincare product purchase.  Beauty lovers, you will love this facial.

Using suction and a nourishing solution for the face and a replenishing serum for the eyes, the Perk facial acts like a magnet for skin gunk. The device boasts five suction levels but none are even remotely painful or annoying, and there is no redness or soreness afterward. You may cringe a little at the gunk the Perk facial removes from your skin.

The Sephora Studio Hoboken also has apps that offer easy and convenient access to information, like the Digital Makeover Guide, Digital Skincare Guide, Beauty Studio Check-In,  and more. There are several digital components throughout the store that make beauty personal for you, like the Moisture Meter, Color IQ, Online Reservation iPads, and Sephora Virtual Artist.

They also have elevated service offerings at the Beauty Studio include Makeovers,  Studio Concierge, and Beauty Classes. With eight seats and four sinks, customers can the 15 Minute Mini Makeovers + Facials, 45 Minute Custom Makeovers, and the 75 Minute Custom Makeover Plus. Of course, all of your beauty favorites are available. Although smaller in square footage, the Sephora Studio Hoboken has a curated selection of brands across prestige cosmetics, skincare, hair care and fragrance (although the fragrance area is reduced to only rollerballs, it’s more than what you need). After our Perk Facial, we enjoyed a mini makeover using some of the prestige cosmetics and skincare brands Sephora offers.

We also took some time to tour the space to test and try products from the curated selection of brands available. This is something the Sephora Studio Hoboken highly encourages. Check out some of our favorites below:

Naturally, we couldn’t leave the Sephora Studio emptyhanded. Thanks to Sephora’s Scouted by Sephora initiative, we discovered new brands like Dr.Jart+, as well as new products from some of our favorite brands.

If you’re a beauty lover who lives in or near Hoboken, New Jersey, you must visit the Sephora Studio Hoboken location. You will love how this studio’s highly-customized approach to beauty aims to truly raise the bar for personalized services. Happy Shopping Hoboken beauty lovers.

Cold Conditions Give Skin Relief: The NEW Snow Fox Skincare Collection

It is not even summer yet and the humidity is already doing a number on our skin. We don’t know how you guys are handling what feels like a layer of oil, dirt, heat, and grim on your faces (seriously, we feel the need to wash our faces all the time) but we need a bit of a cool touch to make our faces feel clean whenever we’re outside for more than 20 minutes. As the saying goes, ask and you shall receive. When it comes to cool things, nothing beats snow, so of course, we opted for a little arctic skincare pampering with the NEW Snow Fox Skincare Collection.

Say hello to the 3-step regimen that will keep you cool, and looking fresh-faced during those upcoming hot and humid summer days. The Snow Fox Skincare Collection includes a Soothing Facial Cleansing Mousse, Day & Night Multi Defense Cream, and ArcticBreeze Detox Cooling Mask that will leave skin looking and feeling flawless. Formulated with rare plant ingredients such as Cherry Blossom Extract and Gotu Kola, each product is strictly pure and does not contain any artificial colors, dyes, or fragrances, making it the perfect choice for those who want to indulge their skin, both sensitive and non-sensitive, in the lap of luxury.

Snow Fox All in One Detox Mask, $30.00

A powerful mask that moisturizes, brightens and evens out skin tone while tightening pores. Essential oils work to extract impurities from deep within the skin. Key ingredients for this cooling facial mask include Peppermint Oil Extract, Aloe Vera Leaf on a 100% Organic Cotton Sheet.

Snow Fox Soothing Facial Cleansing Mousse, $35.00

A powerful and gentle formula that removes dirt, oils, and impurities from your face without stripping your skin of moisture. This non-irritant refreshing formula is made from organic peppermint oil extract that provides natural, cooling antimicrobial protection. Key ingredients of this skin saving cleansing mousse include Citric Acid, Peppermint Oil, and Aloe Vera Leaf.

Snow Fox Day & Night Defense Multi Cream, $55.00

The soothing day cream locks in moisture, repairs and protects the skin from environmental stressors that can cause dry, damaged skin. This multipurpose repairing defense cream can be used as a primer, a day cream, a night cream and even a mattifying foundation or BB cream blender. The cream is formulated with antioxidant Ginseng Extract and also works against fine lines, wrinkles and evens out hyperpigmentation. Key ingredients include Olive Fruit Oil, Ginseng Extract, Jojoba Oil and Macadamia Oil.

The Snow Fox collection is available for purchase at www.snowfoxskincare.com.

VERTERE Skincare Dramatic Transformation Cream SPF 18

Anyone who uses any skincare products knows it usually takes up to 4 weeks to start seeing results…..usually! Unfortunately, since it takes so long to show results, we sometimes either forget or just lose interest and the skincare products end up taking up shelf space in our beauty cabinet. There is one luxury skincare brand cutting the visible results time down to 1% of the standard time, VERTERE Skincare. With the VERTERE Skincare Dramatic Transformation Cream SPF 18, you will start to see results in only 3 days.

It’s promise of visible results in about 72 hours, results that would take other products weeks or months to provide, it what makes VERTERE Skincare Dramatic Transformation Cream SPF 18 unique.  Its patented formula contains more than 60% of clinically active ingredients that smooth, brighten and clarify the skin while providing moisture that lasts all day.

The VERTERE Skincare Dramatic Transformation Cream SPF 18 is a 5-in-1 product that not only luxuriously hydrates and offers sun protection but also smooths wrinkles, brightens dark spots and eliminates imperfections (even those annoying breakouts that should not happen once we’re well beyond our teen years). We’ve been using it for the past 4 days and we have noticed a difference in our skin’s luminosity. This was confirmed when the day after an alcohol event where we had lots of cocktails and limited sleep, a friend complimented how our skin was glowing and we look thoroughly rested……we couldn’t help but laugh at how there was a big difference between how we looked and how we felt.

The VERTERE Skincare Dramatic Transformation Cream SPF 18 ingredients include lactic acid, salicylic acid, Alpha Arbutin, multiple peptides, antioxidants, vitamins, and botanicals.  It inhibits tyrosinase synthesis that is key to help brighten dark spots and inhibit them from reappearing. The luxuriously textured yet non-comedogenic cream may be used by all skin tones and types. This fast-acting, anti-aging cream is available in two sizes, 30 ml which is available for $135.00 and an 8ml travel size for $42.00. Are you ready for great skin in 72 hours? Both sizes are available for on www.vertereskincare.com.

You’ll Be Glad You Use Dial: Innovative Body Care Launches from Dial

If you follow us on social media, you know we’re obsessed with body washes. We love the varieties of creamy, fruity, fresh liquid body gels that are both invigorating and moisturizing. We love body washes for their bountiful lather and exfoliating capabilities (this is made even more possible with a great loofahs). Which is why we were so excited to join Dial as their introduced their innovative body care products for 2018. Continue reading to see all the new body care launches from Dial.

The body care launches from Dial include the Dial Skin Therapy Enriching Body Wash, Dial Complete 2-ln-1 Bar Soap, Dial Complete 2-ln-1 Foaming Hand Wash, and the Dial for Men infinite Fresh Body Wash. What makes these body care products extra special is that not only do their cleans and moisturize the skin, many of these new products contain antibacterial ingredients that kills 99.99% of bacteria.

Dial Skin Therapy Enriching Body Wash

Dial Skin Therapy Enriching Body Wash was created with an advanced moisture-attracting formula that adds lasting, lightweight hydration while also gently purifying to help skin feel replenished. With all of the stresses of everyday life, it’s important that we take some time for ourselves. This body wash will transform your daily skin cleansing routine and give you nourished, beautiful skin after every shower! It helps reveal your skin’s natural moisture and radiance, keeps it healthy and clean, and leaves skin feeling soft and smooth.

The Dial Skin Therapy Enriching Body Wash is available in three refreshing scents: Himalayan Salt, Manuka Honey, and Sea Minerals. They are available now at grocery, drug and mass retailers nationwide. A 16oz bottle retails for $4.49 each.

Dial Complete 2-ln-1 Bar Soap

Dial Complete 2-ln-1 Bar Soap is the ONLY bar soap that combines the moisturizing qualities of a beauty bar with the antibacterial protection you expect from Dial! Created with a unique nourishing formula that helps you look and feel good, all while gently cleaning and moisturizing your face and body. For skin that looks soft, smooth and radiant, turn to the Dial Complete 2-In-1 Bar Soap!

Unique nourishing and moisturizing formula that gently cleans leaving skin feel huggably soft, beautiful and radiant. Can be used on face and body. The Dial 2-in-1 Bar Soap is available in Manuka Honey, Coconut Milk, Silk & Magnolia, and is now at grocery, drug and mass retailers nationwide. A 6-bar pack of soap retails for $4.49.

Dial Complete 2-ln-1 Foaming Hand Wash

The Dial Complete 2-ln-1 Foaming Hand Wash is unlike any other hand wash! Created with an innovative formula that ensures and delivers a luxurious foam that transforms into a rich, creamy lather, this foaming hand wash gently washes away dirt and germs, while moisturizing hands leaving them touchably soft and smooth. Even after repeated washing!

The Dial Complete 2-ln-1 Foaming Hand Wash boasts twice the moisturizing ingredients and kills 99.99% of bacteria. It is formulated to keep hands moisturized even after repeated washing. The 2-ln-1 Foaming Hand Wash is available in three scents: Manuka Honey, Pearl Essence, and Rose Oil (not pictured). The Dial Complete 2-ln-1 Foaming Hand Wash will be available in grocery, drug and mass retailers nationwide starting January 2018 for suggested retail price of $2.99 for a 7.5 oz bottle.

Dial For Men Infinite Fresh Body Wash

The Dial For Men Infinite Fresh Body Wash is really FRESH. How fresh? It keeps you guy fresh for up to 25 hours… he might even call it “Infinite”.

Formulated with Clean Rinse Technology Engineered with the right balance of moisturizers Rinses clean and leaves skin feeling fresh non-drying formula with modern, fresh fragrance. The Dial for Men infinite Fresh Body Wash will be available at grocery, drug and mass retailers nationwide. A 16oz bottle retails for $4.49.

What are your thoughts on these body care launches from Dial?

#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?