All Decked Out: Deck of Scarlet Beauty Palette #07

Want to take your makeup look from day to night without having to carry a lot of makeup around? Check out the newest makeup palette Deck of Scarlet has just launched with influencer Roxette Arisa. Deck of Scarlet’s makeup Palette Edition #07 boasts high-quality, fully-pigmented, shades in nine beauty essentials from eyeshadows, cheeks, lips, and liners.


Escape to the tropics with Deck of Scarlet’s beauty Palette #07. The nine-piece beauty palette includes three eyeshadows –  Starry Eyed, Bora Bora, and Bronzed; one highlighter – Roxstar; one cheek color – Lovesick; two lip colors – Smootch and Swept Away; one lip liner – Foxy; and one eyeliner – Goddess.

Want to transport your look to exotic sandy beaches? Try the stunning eyeshadow hues of Bora Bora, a sizzling aquamarine shimmer, and Bronzed, a metallic brown that builds a sultry gaze. The Lovesick cheek color adds just the right amount of flush pink across the cheeks, while gold-tinged Roxstar highlights all your best angles. Get ultra-luxe lips, using Deck of Scarlet’s creamy matte formula – perfect for layering on all day and into the night.

For those of you not familiar, Deck of Scarlet is a monthly subscription-based makeup palette service which offers a new full-sized palette every two months. Each palette is made in collaboration with a popular YouTuber and once the limited edition palettes are gone, they’re gone forever. Every palette comes with eight or nine makeup products, assortment will change with every palette. The products are all animal cruelty-free, paraben-free, and made in the US. As with all monthly subscription services, you can skip a month, or cancel anytime. Palettes offer multiple makeup looks in one, and are only $29.95 each for subscribers (a $132 value).

The Palette Edition #07 with Roxette Arisa is available now for only $29.95 to subscribers or for $44.95 for non-subscribers. Are you ready to be all decked out with the gorgeous color palettes from Deck of Scarlet?

Birchbox Customer Appreciation Day | Build Your Own Birchbox for FREE at the SoHo Store

Calling all Birchbox lovers! How would you like to get a FREE Birchbox for yourself and a friend? Tomorrow, September 19th, Birchbox is introducing the first-ever Customer Appreciation Day! They will be emailing all subscribers tomorrow morning with the full details but we’re giving you a heads so you can fully enjoy your Friday, so here goes: everyone who visits Birchbox Soho store tomorrow will get to build their own Birchbox for FREE (while supplies last so get there early).

You can also nominate yourself or a friend (they must be a Birchbox subscriber) to receive an in-person Birchbox care package tomorrow! Birchbox will be stopping by people’s homes and offices across the country to delivery their signature box, full of wonderful little surprises that is sure to make their day. You can nominate yourself and friend HERE, on Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #BirchboxLovesMe.

Birchbox Launches Limited Edition Modern Mermaid Box

Looking for a foolproof way to get all you need for your summer beauty routine? Look no further than the Limited Edition Modern Mermaid beauty box from Birchbox. Inspired by the hypnotizing beauty of the mythical sirens of the sea, this limited edition Birchbox is stocked with products to help you channel your inner, legendary sea goddess. Whether you’re looking for tropical-inspired colors, long-lasting and waterproof products, sultry hair that boasts beachy waves, or the wonderful scent of summer, this box has got you covered.
Each box contains:
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Lash Genius Waterproof Topcoat (Deluxe Sample)
  • Atelier Cologne Cédrat Enivrant Cologne Absolue (Travel Spray)
  • Captain Blankenship Mermaid Mane Sea Salt Spray (Travel Size)
  • COOLA Liplux SPF 30 Original Formula
  • RUFFIAN Endless Summer Collection – Nail Polish Trio
  • Stephanie Johnson Mermaid Mirror
  • Vasanti Kajal Extreme Intense Eye Pencil in Electric Navy

The Modern Mermaid Box is available now exclusively on for $44.00. We think both The Little Mermaid and Madison from Splash would greatly approve.

Cocotique’s April “Love in the City” Box

To celebrate The OWN Network’s newest docu-series, Love in the City, which premiered on April 12th at 10pm, about four women, Chenoa Maxwell, known for Hav Plenty and G, Celebrity hair stylist, Kiyah Wright, Philanthropist, Tiffany Jones (founder of the Pink Chose Me Foundation) and blogger, Bershan Shaw (founder of social networking site URAWARIOR), living and multi-tasking their careers and personal lives in New York, monthly subscription beauty box for women of color, Cocotique, has curated a box inspired by the four fabulous women.

This specially curated Cocotique beauty box features four samples-size and three full-size, must-have beauty essentials that are sure to pamper the body, face and hair.

Specific Beauty Professional Moisture Complex – a patented, paraben-free moisture complex with plant derived ingredients mimicking the structure of natural skin lipids, known as ceramides, helping to restore the skin’s moisture protective barrier. Full Size: $19.99

SheaMoisture Tahitian Noni & Monoi Smooth & Repair Hair & Scalp Weekly Therapy – this ultra-nourishing treatment is the secret to healthy, shiny hair. It works to soothe, hydrate and provide antioxidant benefits to the scalp, which promotes healthy hair renewal and growth. Full Size: $9.99

Nubian Heritage Honey & Black Seed Hand Cream – this all-natural recipe is fortified with multi-vitamins, aloe vera, vegetable butters and healing oils to repair, moisturize, and strengthen hard-working hands. Full Size: $8.99

Naturalicious Moroccan Rhassoul 5-in-1 Clay Treatment – one product, five benefits; this treatment not only does the work of a leave-in conditioner, it is a detoxifying cleanser, a smoothing conditioner, an effortless detangler, and a deep conditioner. Deluxe Sample Size (Full Size: $19.00)

Su-Kari Mango Coconut Body Butter – a rich and creamy blend of organic African shea butter, mango butter, coconut oil, jojoba oil, and Vitamin E. Deluxe Sample Size (Full Size: $17.99)

Jones and Rose Sexy Body Butter – an all-natural body butter made with ultra moisturizing cocoa butters and shea butters infused with apricot and olive oils; it nourishes the skin and leaves it soft and noticeably moisturized. Deluxe Sample Size (Full Size: $15.00)

Karen’s Body Beautiful Ambrosia Leave-In Conditioner – an award-winning, ultra-moisturizing leave-in conditioner that transforms dry, lifeless hair into soft, shiny and luminous hair. Deluxe Sample Size (Full Size: $16.00)

Are you ready to indulge? There’s still time to get your hands on the Cocotique “Love in the City” Box, it can be yours for only $20.00.

Birchbox Customer Favorites for Valentine’s Day Pampering

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, it is time to get your date-night beauty essentials ready. Whether you’re looking to take your date’s breath away with a stunning look or a great gift, with Birchbox’s wide range of beauty options for you Him and Her, you are sure to find something perfect and unique to treat yourself or your sweetheart. From the perfect Valentine’s Day polish color (hey you never know if an engagement is in your immediate future) to a hair trio that gives you touchable, soft locks that scream play with me, Birchbox has your beauty needs for that special Valentine’s Day date night.

Color Club – Fiesta Collection in Mamba + Flamingo

The Color Club Mamba and Flamingo Nail Lacquers are both daring and love-inspired hues – whether you’re looking for the perfect nail look for your Valentine’s Day date or a fun night out with the girls, these bold, rich nail colors are fun-approved. The polishes retail for $8.00 each.

Beauty Protector – Ultimate Hair Protecting Trio

Exclusive to Birchbox, this trio tackles the spectrum of hair concerns – everything you need to prep your hair before your pre-date blow out. For $50.00, the Beauty Protector Ultimate Hair Protecting Trio gets you gorgeous hair.

Dr. Brandt – “Close-Up” Kit

Launched Monday, February 3rd, the Dr. Brandt Close-Up Kit contains everything your skin needs to be date-night ready. This must-have, exclusive to Birchbox kit includes some of Dr. Brandt’s top sellers – the Pores No More Pore Refiner, Microdermabrasion, Crease Release, and Glow Revitalizing Eye Cream. Guaranteed to get skin you’ll love for only $42.00.

Mally Beauty – 5 Piece Lip Magnifier Library

Play up your date-night frock with one of these gorgeous and versatile lip pencils. The Mally Beauty 5-Piece Lip Magnifier Library comes all wrapped in a pretty pink box for $50.00.

If you are looking to gift your Valentine something unique, why not try a Birchbox gift subscription? This favorite beauty subscription is an easy, personalized way to tell that special someone how you feel! Check out some of the amazing products for HIM and HER below.

The Women’s Birchbox (shown above) is available for $30 for 3 months, $60 for 6 months, $110 for 1 year.

The Men’s Birchbox (shown above) is available for $60 for 3 months, $110 for 6 months, $195 for 1 year.

Beauty Arsenal | COCOTIQUE October & November Beauty Boxes

I continue to fall in love with this monthly box full of fabulousness. I love the fact it’s so much more than beauty items and because of COCOTIQUE, I’ve discovered some really amazing brands. In this post, I will share what was in my October and November boxes (the October box was previously showcased in my coverage of attending the COCOTIQUE Brunch but here is the official highlight of its contents:

October Box

Motives for La La Nail Lacquer (full size) – with colors hand selected by La La herself, this nail lacquer provides vibrant color, a smooth and brilliant, chip-free finish that is long lasting.

Lift Lab Skin Regeneration Purify & Clarify Daily Cleanser and Detox Mask (3 sample packettes) – an Innovative, clinically-proven anti-aging cleanser with patented Cell Protection Proteins® and Aqualumine™ doubles as a clarifying facial mask to gently exfoliate as it deep-cleans.

Lift Lab Skin Regeneration Lift & Moisturize Daily Cream (3 sample packettes) – a Daily Cream combines proven, advanced actives to moisturize skin’s surface layers and increase elasticity while simultaneously correcting all visible signs of aging and extending skin’s youthful longevity.

Heartland Fragrance Secret Garden Exfoliating Loofa Soap (full size) – made with moisture boosting glycerin is hand-poured around a generous puff of natural loofa, keeping the skin supple and incredibly smooth.

Temsah products Shea Buttery Cream (sample) – a rich, thick cream that heals and restores your skin and hair with vitamins and minerals helping to eliminate hair breakage and skin dryness.

SeabucksWonders Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil (full size) – provides a rich supply of Omega 7 (30-35%), vitamins E and A, and the presence of the legendary SOD (superoxide dismutase), among other valuable nutrients makes this berry oil a very effective beauty and age-defying product that is good for skin, gastrointestinal and urinary health, as well as hair and nails.

Harper Monroe Mobile Salon & Spa – mobile salon and spa specializing in customized spa parties, corporate wellness events, out-call beauty and relaxation services and private shopping events bringing the “Total Experience” to your home or business in the tri-state area.

November Box

Camille Rose Naturals Curlaide Moisture Butter (full size) – handmade moisture butter that leaves your hair moisturized and soft. It minimizes breakage with nourishing Shea butter fruit and coconut oil.

Clo-Vee Moisturizing Hair Oil Treatment (sample) – made with Shea Butter, Babassu Oil, and Hibiscus Extract to moisturize and nourish dry brittle and damaged hair while mending split ends and providing unbelievable shine.

Anu Essentials (sample packettes) – a botanical-based range of hair care products for the hair, scalp and skin using flowers, stems, leaves, barks, roots and seeds of plants.

Nothing But Deluxe Sampler Pack – helps bring coils, curls and waves to life from cleanse to finish. The sampler pack contains: Curl Sealer, Pure Pudding, Clarifying Shampoo, Cleansing Conditioner and Intense Healing Mask.

Nicka K New York Jumbo Eyeliner Pen (full size)- this jumbo eyeliner pen ideal which offers optimal control and precision for both intensely dramatic cat eyes and for ultra-fine definition. High performance formula glides on effortlessly for pigmentation that is fade, crease and water-resistant.

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Beauty UnBoxed | Beauty Box 5 Monthly Beauty Sampling

As any beauty lover will tell you, you can never have enough products and getting to know the newest beauty brands and trends is a must. This is why I love monthly beauty subscription boxes; they are a great way to not only learn about but sample new beauty products and brands. Whether it be old favorites or brands you’ve never heard of, this is a great way to enjoy them.

Today we discuss a new-to-us subscription-based, beauty sampling program, Beauty Box 5. This turquoise box is filled with 5 cosmetic samples to your door every month and hopes to introduce you to new cosmetic products, educate you on best practices and find the best products for your lifestyle. With Beauty Box 5 you can expect a mixture of luxury, commonly known brands, niche brands, eco-conscious and even vegan brands. This is my first (hopefully not my last) box from Beauty Box 5.

  • Jean Pierre Cosmetics Oil Absorbing Facial Tissues – Instantly removes shine from your face and helps prevent blemishes by removing excess oil and impurities
  • be a bombshell cosmetics Lip Gloss – a lip gloss formula that offers long lasting color and high shine.
  • ModelCo Cosmetics Colour Box Eyeliner – a long-wearing, high colour pigment pencil complete with an inbuilt sharper 
  • °Coolway Cool Cleanse Shampoo – infuses your hair with a nutrient-rich boost of Porphyra Seaweed extract to strengthen and hydrate your hair and contains no no Formaldehyde, Lye or Sulfates, and is free of Parabens, Phthalates and Sodium Chloride
  • °Coolway Cool Hydrate Conditioner – nourishes your hair with a special blend of Silk Amino Acids, Porphyra Seaweed extract and Macadamia Seed Oil for stronger yet softer hair

First, thanks to Beauty Box 5, we were introduced to four new beauty brands we were not previously familiar with – a huge thumbs up for that. We’ve tried three out of the four (we will be testing the °Coolway Shampoo and Conditioner this weekend) products. Here’s our take on the products used:

Oily skin has been an issue for as long as we can remember so blotting sheets are a must. While we usually stock up on boscia, it was great to try the Jean Pierre Sheets, there was no powdery residue left behind plus we love its carrying case.

We loved the slight gold shimmer in this coral-pink be a bombshell cosmetics Lip Gloss and it actually lasted through a full cocktail.

The ModelCo Cosmetics Colour Box Eyeliner went on smooth, didn’t bleed or feel dry…we’re happy.

From what we’ve seen, we’d definitely add Beauty Box 5 to our monthly beauty subscriptions. If you sign up by November 30th, you can receive your first beauty box in December and your order also comes with a giftcard to Get to know more by clicking

Have any of you guys tried this service? What do you think?

Brunch w/ COCOTIQUE Beauty Subscription Box

I had the great pleasure of enjoying an amazing Brunch with Cocotique, the monthly beauty subscription box for women of color. The brunch gave all attendees the opportunity to get to know the ladies behind Cocotique, some of the brands that are available in the beauty box, enjoy a delicious fall brunch and go home with the October Cocotique box.

I had the unique pleasure of sitting right next to Dr. Heather Woolery-Lloyd from Specific Beauty, who educated me on the science of beauty and how she became to be a successful Dermatologist and global skin care thought leader as well as getting to pick the brain of Cocotique Founder, Dana Hill.

Along with the great conversation, we enjoyed make-up touch ups and color matching from Cover FX, skin consultations with Dr. Woolery-Lloyd, and mini-manicures and relaxing massages from Harper Monroe Mobile Spa and the most delicious breakfast Fritata thanks to The National NYC, where the brunch was held.

We had the chance to get better acquainted with the following beauty brands: sofn’free GroHealthy, Lift Lab, Tulip Perfume, and Clo-vee Products.

We were also told that Cocotique is partnering with the amazing Chef Roble to curate a box very soon, so you definitely want to take advantage of that. Want to try a Cocotique beauty subscription for yourself or want to gift someone? Use code FANDF20 at checkout to save 20% off your subscription. This code is valid until January 31st, 2014.