Benefit Cosmetics' Pick-Me-Up Post Gifts 3,000 Self-Care Packages

Benefit Cosmetics’ Pick-Me-Up Post Delivers 3,000 Self-Care Packages

Let’s face it, we all need a pick-me-up and during this time of fear, worry, and stress, it’s absolutely needed. Of course, no one needs it more than the heroes working tirelessly on the frontlines to make our world is safer and healthier. Benefit Cosmetics called upon all beauty lovers who are at home doing their part to flatten the curve to nominate their hero to receive a Benefit Cosmetics’ Pick-Me-Up Post.

Benefit Cosmetics' Pick-Me-Up Post Delivers 3,000 Self-Care Packages

On Tuesday, April 21st, Benefit Cosmetics starts their partnership with some of their #friendswithbenefit to deliver 3,000 self-care packages to those who could use a pick-me-up. We love this and think this is a wonderful way to say thanks and brighten someone’s day. The 3,000 lucky Benefit beauties included doctors, nurses, healthcare providers, first responders, teachers, grocery store employees, delivery workers, caregivers, or anyone who has been adversely affected by the current pandemic.

Each Pick-Me-Up Post is a wealth of beauty and wellness goodies. These beauty and wellness goodies are sure to lift the spirits of your heroes and put a smile on their faces. The packages include Benefit Cosmetics’ best-sellers, such as Roller Lash Mascara, POREfessional Primer, Hoola Bronzer, and an eyebrow product. The self-care packages also included products from their partners at S’well Bottle, CBD for Life, Kinship, and Quay Australia.

As you can imagine, Benefit Cosmetics reached their Pick-Me-Up Post self-care packages within hours. Benefit has already donated tons of products to front line workers nationwide. They will be continuing this work through this latest initiative.

Were you one of the lucky 3,000 to nominate someone? We hope you were able to gift one of these drool-worthy goodie bags to your hero. If you weren’t, don’t worry, there is more to come from Benefit Cosmetics and Pick-Me-Up Post. So keep your eye out for more giveaways from your #friendswithbenefit!

Stressed Skin Beauty Products

Stressed Skin? Calm it Down with These Skincare Products

If you’re like us, then you probably thought your skin would be at it’s best since having to take a break from pore-clogging makeup; and like us, you’d be wrong. Although staying at home has given our skin and pores a break from foundation, setting sprays and powders, our skin seems angrier than before. This anger, of course, leads to breakouts.  What could be causing our skin to protest it’s “bareness”? Is it revolting against not being dressed up in makeup? No! The answer is stress. The stress of being fearful of catching Covid-19, hearing about the deaths of friends and family, the inability to find the groceries you need, unemployment, etc has us all stressed out. And this is how stressed skin reacts.

Stressed Skin Beauty Products

Speaking to other beauty lovers, it seems our skin is all reacting the same way. We’re experiencing dry, cracked lips; blemish and breakouts; and of course, extremely dry hands. So how do we fix this? By taking some real time out for self-care. Now is the time to treat your skin to some calming and pampering skincare products to combat the effects of these stressful times. Check out the stressed skin savors we’re currently enjoying from nügg Beauty, Merle Norman Cosmetics, and MasqueBAR.

nügg Beauty

Stressed Skin Beauty Products

nügg’s commitment is to its consumers during this time. nügg products can be found at grocery stores such as Whole Foods, Target, Meijer, and Giant Eagle – making it very convenient when you are picking up food for the week. If you’re sticking to online shopping only, you can find their products on Amazon and www.nuggbeauty.com. The brand is offering 20% off their entire site and also including a free Deep Clean Face Mask with all purchases.

Merle Norman Cosmetics

A brand that was started during the Great Depression, Merle Norman Cosmetics has been at the forefront to help Americans during difficult times. During World War II, the brand was a supplier of camouflage sticks and lubricating oil. Their Ultra Rich Hand Cream, $25.00, is exactly the ultra-rich formula you need to nourish, hydrate, and protect hands, nails, and cuticles after the numerous handwashing.

Merle Norman Cosmetics Hand Sanitizer

Today the brand is producing World Health Organization approved Hand Sanitizer in two sizes: 3.4oz for $5.00, and 6oz for $10.00. This fragrance-free, 80% alcohol-based, quick-drying formula helps reduce potentially disease-causing germs. Merle Norman Cosmetics is offering free shipping on all orders of $50.00 or more.

MasqueBAR

Stressed Skin Beauty Products

It’s known that masking is a timeout of daily life. And when life is anything but routine, masks offer a quick break with exponential benefits. MasqueBAR offers a wide variety of masks from natural to product/solution to fun opportunities for parents and kids. The cost is small but the payoff is big. MasqueBAR is offering 30% off everything on www.masque.bar.

Are you experiencing stressed skin? What products are you using to combat the effects?

Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Cleanser

Got Milk? Welcome The New Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Cleanser

Ancient rulers have enjoyed milk baths for their amazing skin benefits. When you have something that works, why stop. Of course, if you’re vegan, a milk bath or cleanser is the last thing you want to use. So how can you enjoy the benefits of a milk bath without going against your core vegan beliefs? With the diary-free New Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Cleanser of course.

Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Cleanser

The Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Cleanser is a gentle-yet-effective, sulfate-free cleanser formulated with a blend of vegan milks to wash away dirt, impurities, and makeup without stripping skin. This creamy, fragrance-free cleanser is great for those with normal to dry skin, and amazing for sensitive skin. You’ll love it for its milky lather, and for how it thoroughly-yet-gently cleanse and nourish your skin.

Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Cleanser

What makes this vegan milky facial cleanser a great skincare must-have? It boasts Desert Milk, which instantly hydrates and helps your skin stay moisturized. Desert Milk is made from Kalahari melon, baobab, jojoba, and aloe vera which thrive in arid environments thanks to their water-storing abilities. It also features vitamin-rich fig milk plus shea butter to soften, soothe, and refresh your skin, while Oat milk calms and comforts it. Lastly, Argan milk, grapeseed oil, and olive-derived squalane seals in moisture and helps provide amazing antioxidant protection against environmental stressors.

We promise you’ll love this vegan milk cleanser. Along with it being vegan, it’s also cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, silicone-free, fragrance-free, and gluten-free. We think Cleopatra would approve!

Join us in welcoming the second member of the Vegan Milk family, it joins the already popular Vegan Milk Moisturizer; a nourishing daily moisturizer with the same unique blend of vegan milks that boasts lightweight hydration and softer, smoother-looking skin. Get the 4.0 fl oz./ 118 mL for $30.00 or the 2.0 fl oz./ 59 mL for $15.00, both available now on www.milkmakeup.com, www.sephora.com, and in Sephora stores.

Spring fragrance for men: Valentino Uomo Born in Roma

Spring Love: Valentino Uomo Born in Roma Fragrance

Although it certainly doesn’t feel like it, today is the first day of the spring season. So happy first day of spring everyone. While we all would typically be out and about enjoying the season of renewal, most of us are hunkered down at home. We’re here to tell you that although the times may seem dour, there are lots of wonderful things to look out for. One of which is an enchanting spring fragrance, Valentino Uomo Born in Roma.

Spring fragrance for men: Valentino Uomo Born in Roma

Valentino Uomo Born in Roma was launched in 2019 and created by Antoine Maisondieu and Guillaume Flavigny. The Spring fragrance for men (or women), boasts aromatic sage and smoked vetiver to give the classic Valentino couture signature. It is then shaken by a cool vibrating facet of mineral salt and spicy ginger to give the fragrance an unmistakable edge.

Spring fragrance for men and women: Valentino Born in Roma

The Valentino Uomo Born in Roma (shown above with the Donna Born in Roma, is available for $95.00 on www.valentino.com), was born in a blend of Violet leaves absolute and smoked vetiver. A classic until the infusion of minerality; the spice of ginger, the mineral salt, and the radiance of a modern woody note. Both fragrances are sophisticated and modern accords that are inspired by Roma itself. The city where elegance has always intertwined with modernity, where classicism is magnified by edgy and vibrant life. A delicate subtle and yet unforgettable chemistry that has now been captured in gorgeous bottles.

Spring fragrance for men: Valentino Uomo Born in Roma

The striking bottles are designed with the iconic Valentino stud, inspired by Roman architecture. The woody and spicy fragrance boasts a very pleasant dry-down that lingers. You’ll definitely find yourself cozying up to your significant other a lot more. Valentino Uomo Born in Roma is available now in two sizes, 1.7oz/50ml, and 3.4oz/100ml.

Have you tried or gifted this fragrance yet? What are you thought on these fragrance notes?

KISS Falscara Lash Wisps

MUA Carolina Gonzalez Welcomes New Lash Innovation, KISS Falscara

Kiss is set to do for the eyelash category what it’s done for nail polish – make it easy, convenient and affordable for all. With the launch of their KISS Falscara, they are disrupting the expensive lash extension industry with eyelash wisps that are easy to apply, comfortable, and look amazingly natural.

KISS Falscara Lash WispsLash Master Class with MUA Carolina Gonzalez

To celebrate the launch, we attended a lash master class hosted by Celebrity Makeup Artist Carolina Gonzalez. She taught us how to achieve the perfect las look in minutes. The KISS Falscara Starter Kit, which includes BOND (to prime & prep lashes), WISPS (with a unique microband and featherlight fibers), SEAL (to remove residue and lock WISPS in place for all-day wear), and an APPLICATOR (for optimal WISP placement).

KISS Falscara Lash Wisps

What makes the KISS Falscara wisps so wonderful (aside from being incredibly affordable)? They go under your natural lashes (not above them) and results as beautiful as lash expensive extensions. They’re also reusable up to 3 times. The KISS Falscara Kits ($19.99) come in three lash styles – Lengthening, Volumizing, and Lifting lashes. These three lash styles, just like the Bond & Seal ($9.99) and Applicator ($5.99), can be purchased separately at $6.99 each.

In 3 easy steps, you’ll on your way to fabulous lashes. As you can see from the above photos, the difference in lash length and volume is very noticeable. Check out how easy it is to apply because if you can apply mascara, you can use Falscara.

Step 1: Brush a light coat of BOND on natural lashes.

Step 2: Use the included Falscara APPLICATOR to pluck a WISP from the tray. Pick up a WISP from the middle-outer end for optimal control and application. One by one, gently place the WISPS underneath the base of your natural lashes, slightly away from the waterline.

Step 3: Dab on a thin coat of SEAL under WISPS (this final touch eliminates any sticky residue and holds Falscara WISPS in place)! Do not apply mascara before or after Falscara. To prolong the life of your APPLICATOR and WISPS, after use wipes off any BOND residue with rubbing alcohol or makeup remover.

To Remove: Use Falscara Eyelash Remover as directed, or gently peel wisps off from under lashes. Pro tips: Watch the how-to video on www.kissusa.com.

Indonesian Beauty Secret: Juara Rice Facial Cleanser

Juara Rice Facial Cleanser: The Indonesian Beauty Secret

As some of you may know, I very recently moved; while I’m ready for all the fun and adventure my new apartment will bring, I found myself playing scavenger hunt with my beloved skincare products. Because I still have several boxes to unpack, I made the mistake of buying a grocery store facial cleanser (one for acne as the stress of moving was breaking me out). Big mistake because my skin ended up paying for it in the end. Luckily, I was rescued (and currently healing), thanks to rice water, specifically the Juara Rice Facial Cleanser. If you’re not yet familiar, rice water is Asia’s best-kept secret. Rice water is rich in vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. It boasts ferulic acid (an antioxidant) and allantoin, an organic compound that helps soothe and heals the skin.

Indonesian Beauty Secret: Juara Rice Facial Cleanser

After just one use of the Juara Rice Facial Cleanser, my tight and dry skin felt clean, softer, and smoother. This sulfate-free, lightly foaming cleanser removes all traces of makeup and dirt without stripping skin. Thanks to its combination of gentle, effective cleansing agents, Vitamin-rich Rice Bran and Candlenut Oil, your skin is left refreshed, hydrated and revitalized. Inspired by the traditional rice water rinse common in Indonesia as a softening and brightening treatment, the Rice Bran softens and smoothes skin while the Candlenut Oil moisturizes and helps mend rough, chapped skin without clogging your pores.

Our skin was left feeling soft, smooth, and clean without the dryness that’s plagued while using the grocery store purchase. It’s even gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin, as well as acne break-out prone skin. This rich in natural Vitamin B cleanser also helps soothe skin and reduce redness.

The Juara Rice Facial Cleanser is 100% vegetarian. It is Dermatologist-tested, free of Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, mineral oil, gluten, artificial colorants, and harsh chemicals.

The 4.5oz/133ml bottle of Juara Rice Facial Cleanser is available for $29.00 on www.amazon.com and  www.juaraskincare.com.

 

New Fragrance: FLOWERBOMB DEW

NEW Fragrance Launch: Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Dew

Have you ever experienced the scent of rain or snow in the air? Have you ever indulged in the smell of morning dew? We love those scents because it reminds us that we are connected to nature and are a part of it. One waft of the new Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Dew fragrance and you will quickly become connected to the upcoming Spring season. You’ll find yourself completely surrendering your senses to the fresh, floral notes of Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Dew.

New Fragrance: FLOWERBOMB DEW

Fans of sweet fragrances will adore its blend of three accords and appreciate it’s fresh lightness. The three accords include:

  1. The Delicate Dew Accord: a dewy fresh and sparkling rose with a hint of vibrant pink pepper (Dewy Rose Accord – Rose Essential Essence – Rose Oxyde).
  2. The Sensual Accord: a feminine orris with an almondy addiction (Orris Concrète – Heliotrope Accord – Cashmeran).
  3. The Second-Skin Accord: a soft and enveloping musk with creamy vanilla notes (Hedenolide Musk – Ambrette Seeds Absolute – Vanilla Bean CO2 Extract).

New Fragrance: Viktor&Rolf FLOWERBOMB DEW

With crisp, sparkling and succulent top notes of Pear Accord and Bergamot Essence, Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Dew captivates the senses with a first Delicate Dew Accord featuring its star ingredient of the Dewy Rose Accord, which smoothly opens to a floral, sensual heart highlighted by iridescent, musky addictive nuances from the Ambrette Seeds Absolute. The precious Dewy Rose Accord captures a rose that grows in water infused with transparent dew for a scent that melts like water on your skin.

A garden rose from the tea rose family, the Dewy Rose is a hybrid rose conceived from breeding hybrid perpetual roses and tea roses. Growing in water, the result is a magnificent flower tinted with rosy and white striations, which continue to unveil their beauty – petal by petal – from Spring’s first moments to Autumn.

The second, Sensual Accord is accented with a tea facet enhanced by the feminine Orris Concrète LMR note – rich with its powerful, floral trail. This new opus reveals both an addictive and sensual dry down, where the Heliotrope Accord’s almondy, floral, balsamic and vanilla-scented notes blend with the woody, ambery, musky sensuality of Cashmeran.

The third and final Second-Skin Accord is illuminated by Hedenolide musk; Ambrette Seeds Absolute and Vanilla Bean CO² Extract brings the iconic Flowerbomb core scent full circle with its iridescent and musky addiction.

Viktor&Rolf refresh their fragrance universe with this new light, sensual yet powerful dew mist that applies as a delicate and natural second-skin, that naturally accentuates and compliments. Like a subtle drop of moisture on a rose petal from the morning dawn, Flowerbomb Dew silkens over fresh, dewy skin. It ushers in a new day, a new opportunity, an exploration of the senses, a transformation and a return to essentials.

Get a 1.7 oz/50ml floriental musky perfume for women for $115.00 on Us.Viktor-Rolf.com.