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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.

Holiday Gift Guide: Beauty Gifts for the Pampering Princess

Tis’ the season for gift-giving and spreading cheer! As a beauty junkie ourselves, we can honestly say, gifting any beauty lover is probably the easiest thing you’ll do this holiday season. It doesn’t take much to make us happy. You can go the lazy route a give gift cards but we appreciate those gifts we receive that we’d absolutely buy for ourselves (or at least hope to buy). Today we are sharing some perfect holiday beauty gifts for those who love to pamper themselves (as we should all do).

With the Holidays right around the corner, we wanted to share some holiday beauty gifts from Cartier, ELEMIS, Honest Beauty, Tweezerman, Vernon François, Honest Beauty, and Youth To The People, that are perfect presents for everyone on your list, especially the beauty lovers on your list.

GIFTS FOR THE BEAUTY GURU

Items sure to impress even the most committed beauty junkie

  1. Cartier La Panthère Etincelante Limited Edition Perfumed Powder ($75, Neiman Marcus Exclusive)
  2. ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Perfect Duo ($190.50, www.ELEMIS.com)
  3. Tweezerman Glitz & Glam Gift Set ($48, www.Tweezerman.com)
  4. Vernon François Dazz~Ling Spritz Shine Spray ($24, www.Sephora.com)

GIFTS FOR THE ADVENTURESS

Gifts to leave her prepped and ready for her next big adventure

  1. Cartier La Panthère Etincelante Limited Edition Shimmering Purse Spray ($70.00, .8fl oz., Neiman Marcus Exclusive)
  2. Honest Beauty Jet Set Kit ($29.00, www.HonestBeauty.com and www.Ulta.com)
  3. Honest Beauty Truly Kissable Lip Crayon in Mulberry Kiss ($18.00, www.Target.com). This perfect fall lip color makes a great stocking stuffer!
  4. Tweezerman Sparkle & Shine Gift Set ($48.00, www.Tweezerman.com)
  5. Youth To The People Youth Duo Mini ($20.00, www.Sephora.com)

GIFTS FOR THE HARD WORKER 

Items to help de-stress and unwind the hardworking women in your life

  1. ELEMIS Soothing Glow Candle ($33.00, www.ELEMIS.com). This is the same scent as ELEMIS’ best-selling Cleansing Balm
  2. Youth To The People Age Prevention Superfood Mask ($44.00, www.Sephora.com)

What are your thoughts on these holiday beauty gifts? Who on your list would rejoice in holiday cheer at receiving these wonderful beauty products? What’s on your holiday wishlist?