RoC Brand and Duane Reade #Eyes4NYC Giveaway

I am a member of the #CollectiveBias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser.We are all too familiar with late nights sitting in front of a computer editing photos, researching articles and updating our site. The end result is lack of sleep and some very tired looking eyes. If you’ve ever had to stay up late working, studying or just enjoying some late night partying, you know just what we’re talking about. Several late nights lead to dark circles, puffiness, and over time crow’s feet, dryness, dull skin, and wrinkles around the eyes. Thanks to #CollectiveBias, RoC Brand, and their amazing anti-aging eye creams, we’re on our way to younger looking eyes…..and you will too when you win our RoC Brand and Duane Reade #Eyes4NYC Giveaway – an estimated retail value of $143.94.

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That’s right, one lucky winner will win the above amazing prize pack, consisting of RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Eye Cream,  RoC® MULTI CORREXION® 5 in 1 Eye Cream, RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Sensitive Eye Cream, RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle  Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30, RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream, and RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Serum.

So just how amazing are RoC Brand’s anti-aging products? Start by getting to know more about what’s in the awesome RoC Brand prize pack that we’re giving away.

RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Eye Cream – combines an exclusive pure retinol and an essential mineral complex that is clinically proven to visibly reduce the signs of aging in the eye area.

RoC® MULTI CORREXION® 5 in 1 Eye Cream – features Hexinol™, an anti-aging breakthrough technology that visibly reduces dark circles and under-eye puffiness caused by biological stress.

RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Sensitive Eye Cream – designed specifically for retinol-sensitive skin and retinol beginners, it diminishes fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet with virtually no irritation.

RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream – pure Retinol and an essential mineral complex clinically shown to firm the upper layers of your skin and visibly reduce even the deepest of wrinkles.

RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Daily Moisturizer with Sunscreen BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30 – visibly diminishes deep wrinkles with pure retinol while it delivers a very broad and photostable UVA and UVB protection with an SPF 30

RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Serum – thanks to its pure retinol, this serum visibly reduces fine lines and deep wrinkles, and expression lines are smoothed and signs of photodamage are diminished.

RoC Brand and Duane Reade will be hosting an upcoming Twitter Party with Board Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Debra Jaliman (@DrDebraJaliman) on April 24th from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST, follow along and join in with hashtag #Eyes4NYC. RoC and Duane Reade will also hold an in-store event on at the Duane Reade on Wall Street on May 1st from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm that is open to the public, it’s a great time to learn all about the brand from the experts.

As stated at the beginning, one lucky reader will win the amazing skincare prize pack featured above. To enter, see the Rafflecopter entry below

Hydropeptide Clarify Collection at The Setai Club & Spa

Just before NYFW, I had the extreme pleasure of receiving an abbreviated, Hydropeptide Facial at The Setai Club & Spa on Wall Street and a few product samples to take home, to learn more about the brand’s new Clarify collection. This facial couldn’t have come at a better time – the polar vortex had sucked all the moisture out of my skin and fashion week was just ahead.

All Hydropeptide’s products contain over 60 peptides with the number one mission of fighting aging; the Clarify Collection (pictured below) also deals with what my esthetician, Erin, called secondary concerns such as dehydration, redness, and acne.

If you’ve never heard of peptides used in your beauty products, think of them as tiny chains of amino acids that together make up the proteins in the skin. Important proteins to note are: Collagen, a structural protein that has huge connectivity properties, and Elastin, which, like its name suggests, helps with the elasticity of our skin. As we age, the collagen in our skin breaks down and our skin appears less smooth and wrinkle-laden because structurally, it’s not sound anymore.

My experience receiving a facial with the Hydropeptide Facial is as follows:

Erin was an amazing Esthetician. She was quite knowledgeable and broke down each product she used. The products were mild in scent,they smelled very clean and simple leaving you with a refreshing scent. The following Hydropeptide products were used in my facial in the following order:

1. Cleansing Gel: Cleanses, tones, and removes makeup. This cleansing gel felt as light as a serum and my esthetician used it to pre-cleanse the skin.
Here’s a protip: use a damp sponge to remove the product.

2. Clay-based Purifying Cleanser: this clay-based tea tree oil cleanser boasted lots of anti-bacterial properties, perfect to deep clean my skin.

3. Clarifying Toner: toners are absolutely perfect to balance the pH of skin, as well as brighten and fight acne. This one was chock full of ingredients such as: azelaic acid (sebum regulation), lactic acid (gentle, hydrating acid ) and aloe (hydrating properties). One of the many botanicals present is Canadian willow herb, which helps with oil production.

4. Peptide massage oil: a coconut oil base, that’s organic and non-comedogenic. This massage oil contains a peptide called Rejuage, which decreases oxygenation (slows loss of collagen and elastin of skin).

5. Clarify Redefining Serum: a wonderful and light treatment serum that contains salicylic acid and a growth factor that inhibits sebocytes, which help in controlling oil production.

6. Eye authority: an eye cream that addresses puffiness all in one cream

7. Power lift: this effective moisturizer was applied to my skin which contains emollients, humectants, ceramides, and occlusives, all to keep the moisture in the skin.

8. Solar Defence SPF: lastly, Hydropeptide’s spf with color adjusting spheres, with a BB cream-like feel was applied. All in all, I would highly recommend, the peaceful Setai Club & Spa Wall Street and most importantly, the Hydropeptide Facial, which can be customized to your skin concerns.

The products felt wonderful and do not leave your skin feeling stripped. as I continue to enjoy the benefits with the samples I got to take home.



***Thanks to our Beauty Contributor, Laura of Blush and Beakers for covering the Hydropeptide Clarity Collection for My Life on and off the Guest List. Make sure to check out her blog.

Edited by Glasgow Skinner
Photos by Glasgow Skinner

Tweezerman Launches G.E.A.R. Collection for Men

There really is nothing sexier than a sharp styled man, and thanks to Tweezerman guys now have quality, cutting edge grooming tools that are durable, masculine and affordable. Tweezerman recently held an event to celebrate the launch of Tweezerman G.E.A.R. Collection for Men, which features 11 unique, high-performance tools, that are specifically designed for guys looking to tweeze, clip, cut, file or sculpt their beards, moustaches, and eyebrows.

TWEEZERS

Slant Tweezer – Featuring Tweezerman’s award winning, durable, top grade stainless steel Slant Tweezer design with a hand filed precision tip perfectly aligned to grab every hair, every time with the smoothest precision. Consistently acclaimed as setting the standard for quality and excellence for over 30 years. Price: $22.00

Ingrown Hair/Splinter Tweezer – Removes ingrown hairs and splinters like no other tool out there because of its ultra-sharp tip tapered to a fine point to remove anything embedded under the skin. The contoured handle was designed with men’s hands in mind for ease of use. Price: $20.00

FACE

Deluxe Shaving Brush – Creates the ideal lather to prep skin for the closest, smoothest shave possible. Containing 100% densly filled badger hair, this brush helps to prevent bumps and razor burn and is designed perfectly for holding and distributing lather. Price: $35.00

Facial Hair Scissors – Tweezerman knows everyone grows horrid hairs, whether it happens to be in the nose or in the ears, but thanks to the rounded tips and curved blades of these specially designed facial hair scissors, cutting hairs is a breeze, reaching all those hard to reach places while protecting the skin from nicks. Price: $17.00

Moustache Scissors with Comb – Cutting action is simple and smooth thanks to the top-grade, durable stainless steel and ultra-precise blades. The large finger loops are specifically designed with men in mind for uncomplicated handling. Price: $18.00

HANDS & FEET



Precision Grip Fingernail Clipper and Precision Grip Toenail Clipper – Both are durable, ultra-sharp top grade stainless steel clippers, one designed with curved blades to perfectly shape fingernails, and the other designed with straight blades to keep toenails from splitting and neat with precision, while the no mess cases catch clippings for easy cleanup. The handles are textured with a no-slip grip for easy handling and good leverage for trouble-free clipping. The Finger Nail Clipper Price: $12.00
Toe Nail Clipper Price: $14.00 are sold separately.

Multi-Use Nail Tool – Files and cleans while keeping nails looking neat. Ends clean easily under the nail, while the embedded nickel file removes rough, jagged edges. Price: $12.00

Mini Hangnail Squeeze & Snip Nipper – Ultra sharp, strong and easy to handle nipper is made of durable stainless steel to grab ragged hangnails with ease and precision. Price: $12.00

2-Sided Pumice Stone – Un-rough feet in two quick steps: one side removes calluses quickly while the other side smoothes rough skin. Environmentally friendly, made with 100% Siliglass. Price: $8.00

G.E.A.R KIT

Essential Grooming Kit – This kit provides head to toe grooming excellence with its precise and reliable tools. Packed in a convenient, sturdy storage case, this durable top grade kit includes a stainless point tweezerette, nail clipper, facial hair scissors, and multi-use nail tool. Price: $30.00

The Tweezerman G.E.A.R. Collection for Men will be available beginning April at Amazon.com and Target.com.

Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Pop-Up Greenhouse

Sephora recently had a pop-up Greenhouse to celebrate the beauty bloom that is Radiant Orchid, Sephora + Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year. The 3-day, one-of-a-kind event, which included two visually stunning radiant orchid-hued greenhouses, was held at the Eventi Hotel Big Screen Plaza, a public outdoor venue made perfectly for great events like this multisensory beauty experience.

Inside the Makeup greenhouse was Sephora’s beauty team (all of whom were beautifully done up with Radiant Orchid beauty products – makes us love the collection even more to see it on), on hand to give all who stopped by the chance to try out any of the products from the Radiant Orchid Collection. Special guest attendees included Sephora Artistry Ambassador, Aaron de Mey, and Opening Ceremony Designers Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, whose Fall 2014 Collection show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week featured makeup using the Sephora + Pantone Universe Radiant Orchid Collection.

This main greenhouse was brimming with beautiful flowers (we saw lots of orchids all around – some even atop delicious cupcakes), a table overflowing with sweet treats and eats, and the stunning products from the collection, decorating each individual makeup station.

The second and smaller, Bumble and bumble Greenhouse, attendees were treated to hair styling, such as blowouts and hair braiding, as tv screens showed scenes from Opening Ceremony’s Fall 2014 show. After getting hair and makeup done, guests were given the option of getting their photo taken at the photo booth located between the two greenhouses.

Next up for Sephora was the opening of their Queens location at Queens Center in Elmhurst yesterday, March 28th….expect more on that a bit later.

Red Door Spa Is Open For Spa Week

It’s officially spring so you know what that means……it’s time to pamper yourself without stripping your wallet. that’s right, the $50 Spa Week Treatment deal is almost here. One of our favorite beauty treatment escapes, Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas, is all ready to get you pampered. During National Spa Week, April 21st – 27th, every Red Door Spa location across the country will be offering three of their most luxurious treatments for just $50.00 each. See below for more information on each service offered. There’s even a bonus offer (click on image to view larger).

Feeling stressed? Enjoy the 50-minute Stress Melter Body Treatment, which includes body exfoliation, aroma therapeutic body wrap, and a scalp massage. Does it seem like your skin has turned against you? Then you definitely need Elizabeth arden’s 50-minute Spa Week Facial, a renewing facial that will cleanse, exfoliate, and hydrate your skin. If your skin needs extra attention, just add a Microdermabrasion Blast or Oxygen Blast for an additional $50.00. Now if it’s your tired, weary feet that need some love, indulge in a 50-minute Spa week Pedicure heaven with luxe sugar exfoliation and warm cream, reflexology-inspired massage.

As a bonus, Red Door Spas is offering a chance to give your hair come new life during Spa Week, with your choice of a haircut, blowout and finish, or single-process color for $50.00. It looks like you ladies have some decisions to make. whatever service you choose, enjoy them. For more information, contact any Red Door Spa location.

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.