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#FeedYourSkin with the ELEMIS Superfood Skincare Range

By now, we’re all aware of the vast benefits of Superfoods. They contain disease-fighting compounds and are either nutrient and/or antioxidant rich. You know what these superfoods can do for you internally, imagine what they can do for your skin! Elemis, the award-winning luxury skincare, and body care brand have just launched the NEW ELEMIS Superfood Skincare range, a collection of 100% vegan-friendly skin care products that will rescue your winter dry skin and return it to its healthy glow.

The new ELEMIS Superfood Skincare range features a trio of plant-based, nutrient-rich products that help to nourish and revitalize the appearance of your skin. They include the ELEMIS Superfood Facial Wash, ELEMIS Superfood Day Cream, and the ELEMIS Superfood Night Cream, joining the already bestselling and award-winning ELEMIS Superfood Facial Oil ($55.00). Just as superfoods help your body from the inside out, this trio feeds your complexion from the outside in with the pure power of concentrated superfoods, for optimal skin health.


Essential to these power-packed formulas are Supergreen and Supergrain Complexes, rich in anti-oxidants, omega fatty acids, vitamins and minerals to feed the skin with nourishment.  The Superfood skincare range features a Pre-Biotic, designed to aid in supporting the good-for-you microflora on the skin’s surface, helping to balance and maintain the skin’s delicate ecosystem.

  • The Superfood Facial Wash ($25.00) is a refreshing gel cleanser with a nutrient-dense Supergreen Complex consisting of Wheatgrass, Kale, Nettle, and minerals that deeply cleanses, nourishes, and revitalizes your skin leaving you with a radiant and luminous complexion.
  • The Superfood Day Cream ($45.00) is a pre-biotic day cream that balances and moisturizes your skin with anti-oxidant and omega-rich Superfood lipids, Broccoli, Flax Seed and Daikon Radish, that leaves your skin plump and smooth, and Superfood anti-oxidants such as Ginger, Matcha Tea, and Goji Berry, to help protect the skin barrier.
  • The Superfood Night Cream ($55.00) is an omega-rich, pre-biotic night cream that hydrates, restores, and replenishes dry and depleted skin. It contains Superfood lipids such as Chia, Black seed, Rice Bran and Flaxseed oils that intensely hydrates while you sleep, so you wake up with plump, healthy-looking skin.

If you’re ready to give your skin what it’s craving, we advise you check out the ELEMIS Superfood Skincare Range, now available on www.ELEMIS.com.

Everyday Flossing: Waterpik Whitening and Sidekick Water Flossers

We’ve been smiling a lot lately. We’d love to say it’s because life is absolutely amazing but it’s because Waterpik has given us two things to smile about. So when we say we’re flossing, we’re not flaunting any expensive purchases, we’re enjoying an essential part of any oral health care routine. The esteemed oral care company has launched not one, but two wonderful flossing devices – the Waterpik Whitening Water Flosser, and the Waterpik Sidekick Water Flosser. Two very innovative oral care products guaranteed to make you smile more. The Waterpik Whitening and Sidekick Water Flossers were introduced by Dr. Chris Strandburg, DDS, also known as The Bachelorette’s Dr. Cupcake.

The Waterpik Whitening and Sidekick Water Flossers are available this month at www.Amazon.com and www.Waterpik.com, and both are accepted by the American Dental Association.

Waterpik Whitening Water Flosser, $79.99 – $99.99

For coffee, tea, and dark liquid drinkers, we know how important it is having effective teeth whitening products. The Waterpik Whitening Water Flosser is ideal for those who don’t want to use harsh bleaching chemicals or undergo expensive treatments. Clinically proven to remove an additional 25% of teeth stains between the teeth and in hard-to-reach places vs. brushing alone. The Waterpik Whitening Water Flosser is as gentle as regular toothpaste thanks to its combination of patented Water Flosser and Whitening Infuser technologies.

Using this whitening flosser for one minute per day helps restore your teeth’s natural whiteness in four weeks and helps you maintain a whiter smile (we’re not quite to the 4-week mark yet but we’re already seeing subtle results…..and we’re heavy tea drinkers). The Whitening Water Flosser removes up to 99.9% of plaque from treated areas, improves gum health, helps prevent future tooth decay, and is proven to be safe for teeth and gums.

According to Dr. Chris Strandburg, DDS  “The Whitening Water Flosser is a threefer because it whitens your teeth, it freshens your breath and it makes your gums healthy.”

The Waterpik Whitening Water Flosser boasts a variety of features, including its patented whitening infuser, 10 pressure settings, 90 seconds of water capacity, removable and dishwasher-safe reservoir, in-handle water flow control, a new swivel-handle hose for improved access to hard-to-reach tooth surfaces, four interchangeable tips for standard use, and also works great for those of you with special dental needs, such as implants and braces. Each Waterpik Whitening Water Flosser comes with 30 whitening tablets (a one-month supply).

Waterpik Sidekick Water Flosser, $129.99

There is nothing like the Waterpik Sidekick Water Flosser currently available. Get ready for all the oral health benefits of a full-sized device in an ultra-compact, collapsible package that’s perfect for easy, portable travel. Take it to work, on vacation, or school. This collapsible gadget assembles and disassembles in a snap for easy storage in a drawer, handbag, or briefcase. Transforming from a cube-like shape into what looks like a scaled down unit, the Waterpik Sidekick offers full-sized performance and water capacity for 60 seconds of flossing every time you use it. The Sidekick tucks inside an included, zip-up, water-resistant travel pouch to catch drips.

For those who are taking the journey to healthier teeth and gums, Waterpik introduces the “Waterpik® 14 Day Challenge” app.  Download the app to receive how-to-use information and inspiration to help you create a healthy oral care habit for life. The app will be available in March 2018.

What are your thoughts on the Waterpik Whitening and Sidekick Water Flossers? Could you use more smiles in your oral care routine?

It’s In the Bag: Christopher Belt and Harrian Launch New Handbag Line

Multiple Independent Designer Awards winner, Christopher Belt has teamed up with Seoul, Korea Handbag brand Harrian to launch a new affordable luxury handbag collection and we had the pleasure of attending the launch event. The Christopher Belt and Harrian New York handbag line features a collection of mid-tier to high-end handbags created with inspiration from the world of architecture, furniture, and fashion. Handbag designer Christopher Belt is a fan of angular lines and details that are prevalent throughout the collection.

What started out as a small Manhattan boutique in 2014 is primed to become one of the most sought-after ranges of handbags. Each item in the Christopher Belt and Harrian New York handbag line is carefully created to reflect wit, elegance, and style while maintaining a “go anywhere” functionality. Chic and street-sensible, the Christopher Belt and Harrian New York handbag collection features something that will appeal to virtually every woman.

Every handbag from the Christopher Belt and Harrian New York handbag collection is beautiful but we do have our ultimate favorite styles. Top design choice for us is the hexagon shaped Galeforce Tote (the first handbag pictured). The minimal style handbag features short handles and a long shoulder strap in a two-way style that screams luxury. The circular Ticktock Crossbody (featured below in red) is inspired by the concept of time. The bag features Hermes embossed leather in a trendy circular shape with a triangular bar decoration to represent the hand of the clock, a short handle, and a removable long shoulder strap. The chic Cherry Bomb Retro Mini Cross Back boasts imported Italian leather, is decorated with gold cherries all over the front, and features an adjustable shoulder strap.

For those who love classic and minimal styles handbags and purses, styles like the rectangular shaped Empire, the rounded bottom Velocity, and trapezoid-shaped Scamper bags are perfect fits for your sophisticated and timeless tastes. We love these stunning bags and look forward to seeing more from Christopher Belt and Harrian New York.

What are your thoughts on this new handbag line? Which styles are your favorites?

Backstage Beauty: Glamsquad at the JUST IN XX NYFW F/W 2018 Show

Fashion Week shows are not just about the fashion trends walking down the runway, we also anxiously await to see what makeup and hair trends will take center stage next season as well. This season, we journeyed with the Glamsquad beauty team as they did makeup, hair, and nails for a select few runway shows. First up was Glamsquad at the JUST IN XX NYFW F/W 2018 Show where Kelli J. Bartlett created the fresh-faced beauty looks, Giovanni Vaccaro celebrated easy hairstyles, and Christina Quercia has nails looking super elegant in a barely-there hue.

GET THE LOOK: MAKEUP

For the Glamsquad at the JUST IN XX NYFW F/W 2018 makeup, the team prepped the skin with a refreshing spray and Chanel Hydra Beauty Serum, followed by hydrating the lips with a nourishing lip balm. To add brightness, apply Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer concentrating the product under the eyes and on the center of the face. Next, neutralize the eyelid with the concealer by applying lightly with your finger. Add structure to the face by applying a cool-toned contour from the Urban Decay Naked Skin Shapeshifter Palette in the hollow of the brow bone and cheekbone. Curl the lashes and create definition by bumping L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Mascara in the base without pulling through to the ends. Create a perfect ruby-stained lip by using a mixture of crushed plum and red velvet in the Bobbi Brown Lip Palette. Mix the lip colors on your hand, and then press on to the lip with your fingers for a natural look. Highlight the cheekbone with a glossy translucent highlight followed by applying Kevin Aucoin The Pure Powder Glow Blush to seal the look.

GET THE LOOK: HAIR – Natural Texture

Apply Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam to the roots of the hair and blowout towards the face using your hands
Next, spray Kerastase VIP Volume in Powder throughout the hair from mid-shaft to ends in order to create an airy, lived-in texture. Create a natural look by tucking some hair behind the ear with a few pieces left out around the face.
Finish with L’Oreal Elnett Hair Spray and Ouai Hair Oil if needed on the ends.

GET THE LOOK: HAIR – Braids

Create a strong center part all the way from the crown of the head to the nape of the neck. Apply Ouai Hair Oil combined with French Girl Sea Spray from roots to ends. Brush the hair flat and tuck behind the ears on both sides securing with an elastic. Pull a 1-inch thick piece of hair out of the ponytail and wrap around the elastic. Create a three-strand braid on both sides, secure with an elastic and spray with L’Oreal Elnett Hair Spray.

GET THE LOOK: NAILS (not pictured)

File the nails into a natural round shape with soft edges. Next, hydrate the cuticle with oil followed by a quick hand massage using Essie ‘Many Many Mani’ lotion to soften. Apply one coat of Essie Base Coat, ‘First Base‘,  followed by two coats of Essie ‘Brides To Be’. Finish the look with Essie Topcoat, ‘Good To Go’ and quick dry drops.

What are your thoughts on the beauty looks from the Glamsquad at the JUST IN XX NYFW F/W 2018 Show?

Fashion Photography: Fall-Winter 2018 Fashion for Women

Style Fashion Week: Malan Breton Fall Winter 2018 Womenswear

Give the people what they want, and they will love you forever. This is why Malan Breton, the “internet’s favorite fashion designer”, continues to win fans and followers no matter where he goes. This season was another year of non-stop, visually stunning looks from the famed Taiwanese designer. The Malan Breton Fall Winter 2018 Womenswear collection will incite the worst case of closet envy you can imagine. Here’s why:

Every look of the has an element of excitement, even the subtler looks. This season, the Malan Breton Fall Winter 2018 womenswear collection is inspired by the destruction of old status quo and the new beginnings that follow. Aptly named “Alpha” – the first, the beginning, Malan Breton envisioned his fall-winter 2018 collection as a new hope, new beginnings, and rebirth. This inspiration is especially succinct as we are in celebration of the lunar new year, the year of the dog. Despite the dark hues of the collection, the Malan Breton Fall Winter 2018 womenswear collection is presented as a collection of ethereal light.

This seasons collection was highlighted with a multimedia, art film which was presented during the fashion show.  The Malan Breton Fall Winter 2018 womenswear collection featured powerful details, soft silk chiffons, embroidered silks, cashmere, wool, and tweeds, drawing strong inspiration from turn of the century British tailoring, Taiwanese construction, and silhouettes that are bold, and colorful. The color palette featured mostly black, with a mix of red, coral, various metallics, and navy.

Finding favorite pieces in the Malan Breton Fall Winter 2018 womenswear collection is not a difficult task. The first five looks displayed above quickly won us over with it’s sharply tailored pieces (that hint of sparkle you see in what looks like stars in the night sky are metallic embroidered clusters). We love the high point shoulder details, the bold use of sequins, and color (the man does a great red garment) in this collection.

For a talent known for his signature detailing, ethereal gowns, and simple shift dresses in incomparable fabrics, we couldn’t imagine anything less than the spectacular display Malan Breton presented for his fall-winter collection.

Would love to hear your thoughts on the Malan Breton Fall Winter 2018 womenswear collection. Have an opinion? Share it in the comments.

Malan Breton FW2018 Runway photos by David Berman

 

Fashion Photography: Fall-Winter 2018 Fashion for Women

NYFW the Shows: Pamella Roland Fall Winter 2018 Womenswear

It’s no surprise that women who crave sophistication, comfort, and glamour flock to the fashion collections of Pamella Roland. Mrs. Roland has continuously been a go-to for elegant, modern womenswear. Her Fall Winter 2018 Womenswear collection is no different. For this NYFW season, the Pamella Roland Fall Winter 2018 Womenswear collection is inspired by the royal jewels, history, and architecture of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Prague.

Prague boasts spellbinding architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era, all of which remain intact. Through embroidery, Pamella Roland incorporates ornate metallic threadwork, sequins, crystal appliques, pearls, and a variety of feathers into luxe cashmere, fil coupes, and jacquards to translate baroque-era motifs and represent the royal Prague interior in fabric form.

The main focus of the Pamella Roland Fall Winter 2018 Womenswear collection color palette is jewel tones in ruby, amethyst, sapphire, and emerald. Highlighting these deep, rich tones are metallic gold and gunmetal elements to create an authentic experience of the extraordinary and precious masterpieces that are the Bohemian crown jewels. The Pamella Roland Fall Winter 2018 Womenswear collection also incorporates Pamella Roland’s signature sleek looks (with a bit more extravagance), dramatic feminine silhouettes using tulle, and creatic fabric manipulation.

Some of our favorite looks from the Pamella Roland Fall Winter 2018 Womenswear collection include the sapphire and silver baroque motif cloqué off-the-shoulder top and pant, the emerald stretch crepe cocktail dress with pearl embroidered bodice and fringe hem, the black floor length lurex cape coat over black stretch-crepe strapless bustier jumpsuit with oversized crystal embroidery, the black lurex crepe coat with silver, ruby, and amethyst ombre sequin cocktail dress, the very striking hematite metallic embroidered baroque motif fringe gown (easily our ultimate favorite), the amethyst ombre sequin and ostrich feather kimono caped gown (our second favorite piece), and the gold threadwork embroidered gown with flounce tiered baroque motif cloqué skirt.

As we stated at the beginning, women who crave sophistication, comfort, and glamour flock to Pamella Roland, and her fall-winter 2018 womenswear collection clearly shows why. What are your thoughts on the Pamella Roland Fall Winter 2018 womenswear collection?

New Beauty Launch: Palmer’s Coconut Oil Zero Break Hair Care Collection

Like us, most of you have lavished your skin in Palmer’s Cocoa Butter products all your life, and most recently Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula skincare products. Well, your hair is about to enjoy the same Palmer’s indulgence your skin has been lavishing in. Palmer’s has launched its new Palmer’s Coconut Oil Zero Break range that works to protect hair so tresses can grow longer, stronger and healthier. Featuring a powerful formulation infused with nourishing Coconut Oil and Palmer’s innovative new Hydro-Ceramide Technology, the Palmer’s Coconut Oil Zero Break line works to replenish the natural lipids of the hair cuticle, helping to improve the strength of the overall follicle while reducing breakage, damage or splitting.

First of all, it smells amazing, and your hair will thank you for drenching it in this tropical healing fruit. For those of you prone to hair breakage, get ready to say goodbye to damaged hair thanks to Palmer’s breakthrough ceramide technology. This hair loving trio of products also boasts no sulfates, no parabens, no phthalates, no mineral oil, no gluten, no dyes, and no silicones.

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Zero Break Cleansing Oil Shampoo

 

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Zero Break Cleansing Oil Shampoo contains ethically and sustainably sourced extra virgin coconut oil and Tahitian monoi in addition to a hair-healthy blend of sweet almond, macadamia, jojoba, and avocado oils. This silicone-free formula fortifies hair optimal growth and shine without buildup or weighing hair down.

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Zero Break Strengthening Oil Conditioner

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Zero Break Strengthening Oil Conditioner also contains ethically and sustainably sourced extra virgin coconut oil and Tahitian monoi in addition to a hair healthy blend of sweet almond, macadamia, jojoba, and avocado oils. This silicone-free formula fortifies hair for optimal growth and shine without buildup or weighing hair down.

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Zero Break Reconstructor

The Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Zero Break Reconstructor blends protective oils + ceramide-infused cream for hair that is stronger and less prone to breakage.

The Zero Break Cleansing Oil Shampoo and Zero Break Strengthening Oil Conditioner retail for $7.95 each, and the Zero Break Reconstructor is available for $9.95. Get this nourishing and hair protecting trio now at select Target stores.

Fashion Photography: Spring-Summer 2018 Women's Fashion

Spring Forward: TTT Spring-Summer 2018 Collection

Ladies, are you ready for an influx of more international luxury? Today we present a luxury Chinese Designer showcasing her beautiful women’s collection in the U.S for the first time. The first day of the spring season is a mere six weeks away and we cannot wait, especially when we get to look forward to the TTT Spring-Summer 2018 Collection from luxury Chinese Designer and chief creative director Emerald Chen.

Emerald Chen’s TTT Spring-Summer 2018 Collection is one of five Chinese designers showcasing their luxury lines for the first time in the U.S via the Bandladies Showroom. Each luxury line is designed by strong, female entrepreneurs, all hoping to bring a surge of influence and empowerment into the fashion industry with their emergence into American Markets. Emerald Chen is definitely bringing her mastery of fashion with her design aesthetic.

The TTT Spring-Summer 2018 Collection doesn’t only pay attention to the external of the urban women, but also their inner side. The TTT woman upholds the mission of letting each independent woman find the balance of inside and outside creating fashion behaviors and urban humane landscape. We love the effortless and classic styling, clean lines, and subtle but noted details of this sophisticated collection. Another aspect we love about the TTT Spring-Summer 2018 Collection, is the look of perpetual movement each piece has. Complimenting the female body, it’s natural movement and curves, thanks to the collection’s slight sculptural elements.

The color palette of the collection is a feminine range of dusty rose, off-white, and black which perfectly captures the duality of women – demure and brazen. We look forward to seeing more women’s fashion from Emerald Chen and what more she can bring to the American luxury market.

What are your thoughts on the TTT Spring-Summer 2018 Collection? Are you hoping to see more of her effortless and sophisticated women’swear designs?