essence cosmetics Launches NEW Spring/Summer 2017 Collection

Spring is the time of renewal and welcoming in new things, so what better time than the upcoming spring season to welcome some new makeup into your life. We’re very excited about the NEW Spring/Summer 2017 Collection from essence cosmetics, a vast offering of cosmetics for face, eyes, lips, and nails.

The new collection from essence cosmetics is full of timeless must-haves – from everyday essentials to specialty products, all in universally flattering colors. Products include the matt matt matt lipstick, volume on! plumping lipgloss,  super precise eyeliner, the false lashes mascaras in extreme volume & curl and dramatic volume unlimited, contouring eye pencil, all I need concealer palette, light up your face luminizer palette, and color correcting mattifying powder. Learn all about these great beauty products below:

matt matt matt lipstick ($2.99)

This smooth new lipstick glides over lips to provide a sophisticated, long-lasting matte finish and bold color without drying out. The matt matt matt lipsticks are available in 8 shades: kiss me if you can, purple power, it’s a statement, perfect match, pink up your life, wow effect, red-y or not?, and natural kiss.

volume on! plumping lipgloss ($2.99)

The feathery light minty flavor and formula helps volumize to reveal luscious, fuller-looking lips within seconds of applying. Wear alone or as a topcoat over your favorite lipstick. The volume on! plumping lipgloss is available in 3 shade: c’est bon, c’est bonbon, less is more, and perfectly dressed.

super precise eyeliner ($2.99)

The super precise brush tip allows you to achieve a natural and simple look. It’s long-lasting and waterproof formula will allow you to wear it all day.

the false lashes mascaras ($4.99)

The volumizing formula creates impressive volume, while the curved fiber brush envelops every lash to create powerful curl, the combination of both gives the perfect false-lash-look plus curl-effect.

contouring eye pencil ($3.49)

Our new eye pencil is double-ended to help enhance and shape the eyes for a mesmerizing look. It also works as a liner, eye shadow, and a highlighter. The contouring eye pencils are available in 2 shades: caramel meets frosting and chocolate meets vanilla.

all I need concealer palette ($5.49)

This new creamy, powdery textured concealer palette offers a variety of color combinations to adjust to any skin imperfections and help reduce the appearance of dark circles and redness.

light up your face luminizer palette ($5.99)

These three silky-soft, luminizing powders are everything you need to get rid of harsh light and achieve a healthy-looking, radiant finish.

color correcting mattifying powder ($3.99)

This gentle, silky, and matte color correcting powder evens out skin tone and absorbs excess oil. The pink, green, and beige colors come together to refresh a tired complexion, neutralize redness and mattify for a natural even skin tone.

The essence cosmetics collection is available on, and in store at Target, and Ulta! The collection is quite affordable, ranging from $.99 to $9.99, so you’ll never have to worry about breaking the bank in the name of beauty. What are your thoughts on the essence cosmetics? What products are you excited for?

Kiehl’s Launches Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream w/ Summer Party

Kiehl’s brought a little sunshine and summer fun into our winter lives right before the snowstorm. The wonderfully fun event was to celebrate their newest skincare launch, the Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream. From the outside decor, we knew we were in for a wonderful night of summer enjoyment, despite the cold temperatures outside, and boy were we right. Guests were invited to don their favorite summer fashions for a bit of fun in the “sun”. Many attendees complied, rocking shorts, sun dresses, and lots of bold colors.

The summer themed event with filled with lots of fun, interactive details and all the things you’d find at the perfect pool deck – a ball pit made to look like a swimming pool, lifeguards on duty, palm trees, cool flotation devices, relaxing deck chairs, Tiki bar serving delicious and refreshing lemonade and ice tea drinks, and of course stations to try out the new Kiehl’s Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream.

What makes the Kiehl’s Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream so amazing? (We’ve been using the sample we received and we must say, our skin has never felt this soft and supple during the winter months.) To create this new wonder skincare product, Kiehl’s harnessed the power of two natural ingredients sourced from Eastern and Western medicine, each known for their potency and amazing benefits.

Kiehl’s used the ancient botanical, Korean Red Ginseng Root, for its revitalizing properties and its ability to accelerate cell renewal, improve texture and vitality, leaving you with vibrant glowing skin. The New Zealand-based Manuka Honey strengthens your skin’s barrier to smooth fine lines, helps to improve your skin’s resilience and its ability to recover. We’re loving the results after one week of use, we can’t wait to see our skin after a month of use. As usual, it’s always a pleasure to say hello to and thank Kiehl’s President, Chris Salgardo, who showed some leg in short shorts.

Other favorite guests included famed Fashion Designers, Jeffrey Costello, and Robert Tagliapietra, of fashion house Costello Tagliapietra. It’s always a pleasure to see these super sweet and iconic designers at Kiehl’s events, and singer Kehlani, who performed a great set at the launch event

As always, we had a great time celebrating with Kiehl’s and look forward to having our skin be completely and properly protected from the upcoming frigid winter days. The Kiehl’s Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream. is available now both online and at all Kiehl’s retail locations. The 1.7oz. Jar retails for $60.00, and the 2.5oz. Jar for $79.00. Have you tried the newest member of the Kiehl’s skincare family for yourself?  Share your thoughts in the comments below.


Hello Beauty!! Welcome the ColourPop X Hello Kitty Cosmetics Collection

Exciting news beauty addicts and fans of Hello Kitty. On November 1st (ours and Hello Kitty’s shared birthday), Sanrio and innovative, Southern California-based global cosmetics company, ColourPop, launched the ColourPop X Hello Kitty Cosmetics Collection! This new range of cosmetics products includes super cute beauty products for the eyes, lips, and face.


The ColourPop X Hello Kitty Cosmetics Collection is a limited edition and cruelty-free collection of cosmetics and is a first lifestyle brand collaboration for ColourPop. Inspired by Hello Kitty and the latest seasonal shades, the  ColourPop X Hello Kitty Cosmetics Collection consists of singles, sets of four eye shadow shades, and a face kit that pairs three eye shadows, blush, highlighter, signature ColourPop ultra matte and ultra gloss lipglosses, and a limited edition makeup bag.

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The complete ColourPop x Hello Kitty Cosmetics Collection includes:

  • Shadows and Pigments – Boasting a long-wearing crème powder formula, these eyeshadows come in an assortment of vibrant shades including Rainbow, a sheer white with highlights of silver and pink glitter in a glitter sheer finish; Small Gift, a mid-tone peachy pink with a pearlized finish; School Bus, a deep navy blue with a pearlized finish; and Friendship File, a warm peachy beige dusted with pink and silver glitter with a metallic finish. The shadows are available as singles, as well as in a Super Shock Shadow Foursome called Mama’s Apple Pie.
  • Ultra Glossy Lips – This super shiny lip gloss provides extreme shine with a cushion-like feel, with absolutely NO stickiness or tackiness. Colors include Trinkets, a crisp blue/red with a soft sparkle in a sheer finish; Arigato, a bright hot pink topped with a ton of hot pink glitter in a sheer finish; and Supercute!, a bright warm pink doused with pink glitter in a sheer finish.
  • Ultra Satin Lips – A lightweight, comfortable, bold lipstick with a satin finish, this stunning lip color is available in Lock Diary, a saturated fuchsia; and Tiny Chum, a baby nude pink.
  • Ultra Metallic Lips – This super intense metallized liquid lipstick is dripping with high impact metallic pearls, and only available in one sultry color – Surprise, a dynamic ruby red that is topped with copper and hot pink glitter!
  • Lippie Stix – ColourPop’s signature medium – full coverage lipstick has an extra creamy feel. Available in Let’s Play, a brilliant cranberry lightly dusted with hot pink pearls in a satin luxe finish; Date Mate, a vibrant cool-tone fuchsia in ColourPop’s “matte “ finish; and Konichiwa, a mid-tone cool blue pink with a crème finish.
  • Blush and Highlighter – ColourPop’s blushes go on easy with a super silky feel. Coin Purse, a bright cool-toned rosy pink blush in a matte finish is the go-to blush in the assortment. The highlighter gives a sultry contour in a long-wearing crème formula. Available in School is Fun, a soft iridescent duo chrome gold highlighter in the offering with a pearlized finish, it is the perfect finish to a gorgeous face!


We recommend you starting with the Hello Pretty Kit so you can enjoy most of the makeup products at once. The kit comes with two lip glosses, the highlighter, blush, and three eye shadows. It’s a great ay to get acquainted with the makeup collection. Are you excited to try this collection? Have you tried the products? Share your thoughts with us.

Ooh la Lashes: Flirt Cosmetics Flashes False Lash Applicator

Donald “Drawbertson” Robertson once again fills our beauty-loving lives with his amazing art. In case you didn’t know, Robertson is the creative director at the Estée Lauder and has been doing some amazing things. You may remember our previous post on his work on the GLAMGLOW Sonic the Hedgehog GravityMud Mask. His beauty work continues with another high-profile social media influencer, Amber Rose, for the launch of Flirt Cosmetics Flashes False Lash Applicator. The cutting-edge beauty brand is breaking the beauty rules with its groundbreaking, must-have beauty product.

The patent-pending design and technology boasting Flirt Cosmetics Flashes False Lash Applicator give you instantly sexy, flirty eyes that are bold, fuss free and fresh. Thanks to its revolutionary (and super-chic) self-contained storage and applicator package, Flashes dispenses false lash buds (each containing three lashes), allowing you to customize your lash look by applying as many or as few lashes as you want to. The unit holds 40 lash buds, plus an extra four to achieve a full eyelash look or a few at the outer corners of your eye

Want to see how this revolutionary beauty tool works? Check out a bit of video of the Flirt Cosmetics Flashes False Lash Applicator being demonstrated in the video below.

Flirt Flashes is the first smart beauty product from the brand, perfect for tech-loving, beauty addicts like us and is sure to be the next big, thing in beauty. The beauty brand welcomes Amber Rose as the new face of Flirt Cosmetics. As an influencer with more than 20 million social media followers, her own late-night show, and legions of fans, Amber Rose is the perfect ambassador for the brazen beauty brand and its celebration of individualism.

 To match its cutting-edge product, Flirt Cosmetics’ packaging boasts the fun and fashionable signature illustrations by Donald Robertson, Flirt’s creative director. You can’t help but notice the bold art on the graphic packaging. Check out some below:

The  Flirt Cosmetics Flashes False Lash Applicator will be available starting September 15, 2016, for $28.00, only at You can add yourself to the waitlist to be the first to get your Flashes on! For those wanted to know more about the Flirt Cosmetics Flashes False Lash Applicator, reach for your smartphone and to instant tutorials and video content*. We tried Flashes at the event and we can tell you we’re excited, it’s genius and we know you guys will love it too. Are you excited to try the Flirt Cosmetics Flashes False Lash Applicator? Check out some more photos from the event including Amber Rose, Donald Robertson, and Kelly Killoren Bensimon.

*Available only on android devices for now.

Immunocologie Launches New products to their Luxury Skincare Line

We love getting reacquainted with brands that we’ve loved in the past. Sometimes it’s a wonderful thing to be reminded why you fell in love with the products in the first place. We were recently reminded how amazing the range of skincare products from Immunocologie. The luxury skincare brand held an event to welcome new launches, as well as relaunched a few of their luxury classic products. The newest additions go deeper than just the surface, targeting the immune system thanks to its Vital Oligo Complex. This complex emphasizes the importance of positive ion therapy, it contains 15 essential elements that is crucial for the proper functioning of skin cells, and is encapsulated in such a way, that it allows the 15 essential elements to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin.

Day Protection – not a new product, it is formerly known as DNA Boost Repair Creme, but it is an amazing one just the same. This luxurious, repairing moisturizer promotes skin regeneration, and provides protection against outside elements to improve the quality, balance, and function of your skin. Protection against the elements is essential, especially in a city like New York which can experience various seasonal weather in day and can expose you to harsh chemicals.

Hyaluronic Serum – this high hydrating serum stimulate production of natural hyaluronic acid to support the epidermal fibroblasts (the most common type of cells found in skin’s connective tissue), it takes in moisture from the environment and increases internal production to help the body heal itself. As the weather gets cooler and drier, we’re sure this serum will work wonder to keep our skin looking healthy.

Super 7 Elixir Face – this nutrient-rich firming and nourishing serum contains snail mucin, which enhances the functional ability of fibroblasts, immediately tightening the skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Its molecules detect and repair damaged tissues, and stimulates skin’s natural metabolic rate to increase its firmness, radiance, and softness. As someone who suffers from extremely oily skin, this lightweight serum has been the go-to with the ever-changing weather.

Exfoliating Lotion – the newest addition since the event is this gentle, high-tech exfoliating treatment which combines lactic and glycolic acids. This light exfoliator detects your skin’s pH balance and sebum levels, allowing it to be used as a daily exfoliator without risk of stripping or irritating the skin. It lifts away dead cells and promotes cellular regeneration, while restoring hydration. Along with oily skin, we are plagued with large pores, so we’re really looking forward to our surface spots and discolorations to be diminished.

Immunocologie’s products also boasts plant-derived oligopeptides, super anti-oxidants, nourishing oils, hyaluronic acid, vitamins and minerals that are also key components to leaving you with the best skin possible.

Face Serum – Immunocologie’s Vital Oligo Complex is combined with a ultra-hydrating nutrient rich essential oil formula, that is dry tot he touch, to create this highly concentrated oil complex. It preserve moisture in the skin, fight free-radicals and stimulate collagen production leading to increased elasticity.

Intense Eye Crème – another product previously in the line, formerly known as Eye Repair Treatment Creme, it is packed with anti-oxidants, minerals and sirtuines, and is formulated to increase blood flow and eliminate toxins around the eye area. It eliminates puffiness, dark circles, and toxins, leaving your skin fresh, renewed and revived.

It was our pleasure to not only be in attendance to celebrate the new luxury skincare products, but to meet the hilarious ladies behind the brand.

What’s New in Spring Beauty | Illamasqua GLAMORE Collection

Leave it to Illamasqua to offer beauty lover more color, more texture and more beauty for spring. The fashion-forward beauty brand brings you GLAMORE, a vibrant spring collection of products that invites you to “immerse yourself in a world of timeless textures, bold shades and strong definition”. GLAMORE promises you multi-dimensional glitter nail colors, satin lips, defined eyebrows, and a flawless canvas that celebrates the classic yet evolving world of color….and it doesn’t let you down. The Illamasqua GLAMORE Collection is made to be mixed and matched with each other. Blend the lipsticks to create new tones, create a great nail art design with two or all of the nail lacquers.

I’ve been personally searching for the perfect orange that will compliment both my skin tone and undertones and I have found this color in GLAMORE. As you can see, we had the pleasure of previewing the Illamasqua GLAMORE Collection at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street with the very adorable Ross Andrewartha, Illamasqua’s International Trainer (pictured below), who shared this season’s latest trends and some tips and tricks for flawless makeup applications.

The Satin Finish Lipstick features intense color with a long-lasting satin yet hydrated comfort finish thanks to its moisturizing Vitamin E. It’s available in three colors – Soaked (vibrant orange), Glissade (dark, bold pink), and Luster (candy pink). Wear alone or under a sheer lip-gloss for more 3D Effect. Get this amazing lipstick for $26.00 each.

The Shattered Stars Nail Varnish  – are a new take on the same highly pigmented, award-winning and chip resistant Illamasqua nail varnish featuring a multi-dimensional glitter finish. With three shades to choose from – Trilliant (shattered champagne), Marquise (shattered orange), and Fire Rose (shattered pink), these nail colors provide the perfect finish and inspiration for nail art. Each color retails for $17.00.

The Eye Brow Cake, available in Motto (warm taupe), Gaze (dark gray slate), Peek (warm caramel), Thunder (dark brown), Stark (auburn), and Vehement (soft black), gives your eyebrows the edge. Shape and define to frame your eyes and enhance your expressive side. Match with your natural color or experiment with different tones for an alternative look. Use dry for soft definition or mixed with water or Sealing Gel for a sharp shape. Grab your color for $23.00 each.


The Angled Brush is the perfect brush to define and create precision lines. Ideal for eyebrow and eye line definition and for sharpening beneath the eyebrow and around the lip with your foundation. It’s the perfect brush to use with the Eyebrow Cake. Get this brush for $29.50.

The Ultimate Skin Trinity ensures you radiate skin confidence every time and gives you a flawless canvas to paint. The Trinity features Hydra Veil for makeup priming, Skin Base Lift to lift and Illamasqua’s award-winning Skin Base Foundation to perfect your canvas. Get Hydra Veil for $48.00, Skin Base Lift for $24.00, and Skin Base Foundation for $42.00.

The Illamasqua GLAMORE Collection is available at Bloomingdales and I highly recommend that you pop into Bloomingdales and try out the colors, you will not walk out empty handed.

Smashbox Cosmetics Presents The Santigolden Age by Santigold Collection

In a joint collaboration with music artist, Santigold, Smashbox Cosmetics presents an exclusive, limited-edition, vivid and playful color range called The Santigolden Age by Santigold, launching April 1st. The singer, known for her predilection to mixing-and-matching her looks, inspires her collage style with this eye-catching collection. Playing with the notion of a Golden Age of our world post it’s prophesied December 2012 end – an age where the earth as we know it ceases to exist, revitalizing itself and morphing into its own beautifully balanced, utopic mirror image. This is a world where the earth, stars, humans, aliens and all co-exist harmoniously.” – the collection perfectly captures Santi’s vision and aesthetic. The non-traditional eye palette design,  her hand-drawn serpentine artwork featured on the eye palette packaging, the chunky Egyptian Revival-esque font, the textured pyramid ring (which houses a lipstick) and the dual-color-ended pencils (it is said she wanted four colors) are just some of the standout details.

Eye Shadow Collage: Featuring Santigold’s distinctive collage art, these palettes includes 5 shades of our luxe wet/dry shadows to mix and match any eye look – $36.00
  • Shades include: Earth As We Know It (kelly green, soft sparkling cream, dark matte blue, dark sparkly forest green, raisin with rosegold pearl), and Apocalypse Now (shimmery teal, sparkling pewter, matte black, shimmery oyster, bright golden orange).

Be Legendary Lip Gloss: These one-of-a-kind glosses can be worn alone or layered over other shades to give them new life. Show-stopping color. Non-stop shine. Never sticky – $20.00

  • Shades: All Gold E’rything (sheer copper sparkle), Hot Lava (orange red)

Be Legendary Lipstick Ring: A Smashbox first! This collectible snake-pyramid ring is adorned with Swarovski crystals and has a limited-edition shade of Be Legendary Lipstick hidden inside – $49.00

  • Shades: Still Kickin’ (soft golden coral)

Double-Ended Limitless Eye Liner: Eyeliner for the new era! These double-ended liners let you master your own make-believe. Mix and match the bold colors to create endless versions of you – $24.00

  • Shades include: Azurite Is Never Wrong/El Dorado (bright blue/soft gold), Yellow Dwarf/Green Martian (bright yellow/mint green)

Nail Polish Art Strips: You’ll have the world at your fingertips with these exclusive, mistake-proof nail strips. Designed by Santigold and @TroubleAndrew $49.00/Set.

  • Designs: Serpent Charmer and Eye of The Beholder

“Santi really brought her eclectic sense of style to this collaboration. I love creating unique looks with the bright shades she dreamed up!” —Lori Taylor Davis, Smashbox Global Pro Lead Artist

“I’ve always loved Santi’s music, and she brought that same vibe and energy to this collection.” —Davis Factor, Smashbox Founder and Celebrity Photographer

For those who want to know more about the collection, check out the YouTube “Shoppable” Video: A beautiful, stylized video (set to Santigold’s Disparate Youth) shows YouTube viewers the gorgeous Santigolden Age Collection and behind-the-scenes footage while allowing you to shop the entire collection with just 1 click directly from the video! When you click on the rotating carousel of products featured across the bottom of the video, you will be directed to the Santigold page on to shop the collection.