SHOPPING NYC: June Jacobs and Peter Thomas Roth Sample Sale

Hey beauty lovers, do you know when is the best time to save on, and haul, your favorite beauty products? Sample sale time of course, which is why you’re reading this. Beloved skincare brands, June Jacobs and Peter Thomas Roth are having a sample sale with discounts up to an incredible 90% off. The friends and family skincare sample sale has already begun (it started on November 8th) and runs through November 17th. Doors to the June Jacobs and Peter Thomas Roth sample sale open from 11 AM to 7:30 PM, excluding weekends.

We’re obsessed with the entire range of Peter Thomas Roth skincare products and we’re sure you are too. So let’s get to know the products from June Jacobs.  The June Jacobs Spa Collection marries cutting-edge science with nature. It is based on highly effective concentrations of carefully selected botanical + plant extracts recognized for their soothing and restorative powers. All formulas include pure and effective ingredients along with a patented anti-oxidant blend of white, red, and green tea extracts combined with goji berry, pomegranate, and grape seed extracts to help neutralize free radicals, protect skin from environmental toxins and combat the visible signs of premature aging.

The sample sale features a variety of collections, each with different benefits.

  • DETOXIFY + RENEW COLLECTION: For skin that requires detoxification to help support cell renewal to improve tone + texture
  • HYDRATE + NOURISH COLLECTION: For skin that requires hydration without adding excess weight or oil
  • RAPID REPAIR HEALING COLLECTION: For skin that requires powerful moisture, intense repair, and soothing benefits
  • INTENSIVE AGE DEFYING COLLECTION: For dry, mature skin that requires intense moisture, smoothing and wrinkle reduction benefits
  • FIRM + TONE COLLECTION: For aging skin that requires firming, toning, and lifting benefits
  • BRIGHTEN + CLARIFY COLLECTION: For dull, lackluster skin that requires age defying radiance and luminosity
  • BLEMISH CONTROL COLLECTION: For combination to oily skin that requires pore purifying, treatment of acne, and anti-aging benefits
  • CALM + REPAIR COLLECTION: For sensitive skin prone to irritation that requires a gentle and soothing treatment
  • HAIR + BODY COLLECTION: For a multi-sensorial experience with long-lasting nourishment
  • PROTECT: For all skin types requiring powerful broad spectrum SPF protection

The June Jacobs and Peter Thomas Roth sample sale takes place at the June Jacobs office, located at 460 Park Ave, 22nd Floor in New York. All sales are final.

What’s New in Beauty: Scouted by Sephora, Just for You!

We love Sephora for so many reasons and not just because it is a beauty sanctuary. The famed beauty retailer, which we call our beauty haven and a place to escape, is also the go-to place to discovering international beauty brands, new product launches, and innovations in beauty. We recently had the pleasure in discovering some of the latest products to hit Sephora, scouted for their innovations, from brands we already love, brands we’re just getting to know, and brands that are new to us. Today we share what we’re sharing the hottest beauty products Scouted by Sephora from FOREA, Boscia, Bésame, Erborian, Dr. Brandt Skincare, KAPLAN MD, Tony Moly, Flash Tattoos, and Peter Thomas Roth.



Possibly our favorite product from the preview event. Imagine not having to replace your toothbrush every 3 months; or only having to charge your electric toothbrush once a year. Those are just two of the amazing features of this silicone toothbrush. From the makers of the LUNA™ skincare device, this stylish new silicone toothbrush will revolutionize dental care. Featuring an award-winning design, and non-abrasive, bacteria-resistant silicone bristles, this manual brush pulsates to effectively and gently cleanse teeth and gums for an innovative new dental experience. Throw in the stunning variety of colors (we want the hot pink), and you can’t help but want to brush your teeth.

Boscia Exfoliating Peel Gel, $34.00


We live for Boscia’s Green Tea Blotting Sheets and Luminizing Black Mask, so it doesn’t take much to convince us to love their newest product. We were there to welcome Boscia’s Exfoliating Peel Gel. This lightweight gel peel offers gentle exfoliation to deeply cleanse your pores, remove buildup, and treat problem areas (something we desperately need). It boasts a triple-action formula that contains exfoliating molecules to remove surface debris, anti-oxidant rich multi-fruit AHAs to remove excess oil and toxins, and pomegranate enzymes to promote brighter and firmer skin.

Bésame Vanilla Brightening Powder, $22.00



We’re only fairly familiar with Bésame, thanks to Jessica Lange’s AHS: Freak Show character’s bold pout on the show, that’s right Elsa Mars’s bold red lips were courtesy of Bésame but today, we were there for the wonderfully scented powder. This luxurious face powder is hand-made with natural, cruelty-free ingredients and a touch of sensual vanilla. You can use it alone for a polished look, over makeup to set it for all day wear, or under eyes to noticeably brighten dark circles. however you use it, you’ll smell decadent all day.

Erborian Perfect Morning BB Mask with Organic Matcha Green Tea, $35.00


We’ve always heard great things about green tea for oily and acne-prone skin, so we were really excited to learn more about this brand. This 1-minute skin perfecting blast mask is the perfect addition to any morning routine to revive dull and tired skin, and help tighten pores. Packaged in convenient travel-friendly single-use sachets, these powder masks are perfect for on-the-go. To use, just pour the powder in hand, add a few drops of water and apply to your face. Leave on for one minute, rinse with cold water and you will be left with cleansed skin and a luminous glow. We’re dying with anticipation to try this mask and say goodbye to our enlarged pores.

Dr. Brandt Skincare Needles No More Instant Wrinkle Relaxing Cream, $89.00


We love Dr. Brandt Skincare, we’re huge fans of his LaserFx Bright Serum as it has helped us with our dark spots. His newest product, Needles No More Instant Wrinkle Relaxing Cream,  is the newest generation of wrinkle relaxers. This advanced topical treatment is formulated to replicate the benefits of Botox® without the needles. Its unique tri-blend of wrinkle relaxers acts synergistically on three levels to prevent the muscle contraction responsible for expression lines.

KAPLAN MD Perfect Pout Lip Mask + Lip Balm Duo, $23.00


Sometimes lips need more than just a balm for protection, especially during the drying winter months. The simple two-step system, from Kaplan MD, is the natural solution for fuller, healthier, and more youthful lips. The Lip Mask contains a blend of 22 USDA Certified Organic Extracts, combined with Hyaluronic Acid, Marine Collagen Peptides, and Papaya Enzymes to instantly plump the lip contour and smooth fine lines while the Lip Balm hydrates and protects against sun damage with SPF 20. keep your lips kissably soft all year round.

Tony Moly Bbo Bbo Lip Balm, $9.00


We hit cuteness overload when we stopped by Tony Moly, but the adorably packaged beauty products are more than just their cute looks. While we ooh’d and ahh’d over all their products, we were there to welcome the lip-shaped  Bbo Bbo Lip Balm to Sephora. Aptly meaning “kiss” in Korean, this soft, lush-textured lip treatment instantly softens, plumps and protects for ready-to-kiss lips. Get it in the limited edition metallic, over-sized lip-shaped compact and make your make-up bag the center of attention.

Flash Tattoos, $22.00


Have you ever wondered who started the flash tattoo craze? Look no further than Flash Tattoos. These innovative metallic temporary tattoos have been seen on celebrities around the globe and are a chic, eclectic spin on couture jewelry. Choose from various styles including cuffs, rings, necklaces, etc, that last 4-6 days to match any mood.

Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber De-Tox De-Puffing Eye-Cubes, $50.00


As a night owl, we have spent a few days with cucumbers on our eyes. An act that can become messy sometimes. Thanks to Peter Thomas Roth, we were introduced to a simpler way to keep those puffy eyes at bay. They launched a simple, yet revolutionary concept, each soft pouch contains a liquid blend of Cucumber, Arnica, Green Tea, Chamomile, Aloe, Caffeine, and Hyaluronic Acid, that is frozen before application to help reduce the look of puffiness, dark circles, fine lines, and wrinkles for brighter, more youthful-looking eyes. Not only do we love the product, we also adore the innovative packaging as well….so clever. We’re also looking forward to trying out their Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask (we love a good mud mask).

Other notables newly available at Sephora include:

Sephora Collection Pro Airbrush Blender #78, $38.00


All you makeup brush fans and pro artists will want to add this brush to your makeup kit. Containing over 100,000 cashmere-like soft bristles tapered to perfection, this brush captures just the right amount of product and flawlessly buffs skin for an even complexion.

HOURGLASS Modernist Eyeshadow Palette, $58.00


The first-ever single-pan artistry eyeshadow palette features both matte and shimmer formulas to mix for multiple effects. Available in seven color options with a 3D, modern art-inspired texture, all can be used wet or dry to change the intensity and finish off your final look.

Intrigued by what you see here? We recommend making a visit to the beauty haven ASAP to get acquainted with these amazing Scouted by Sephora products.

Fridays at the Sephora Beauty Studio STARTS TODAY!!!!

This spring, TGIF takes on a whole new meaning with Fridays at the Sephora Beauty Studio! Sephora has always been the destination for the latest beauty trends, and now each Friday through May 27th, all 15 Sephora locations in Manhattan will be hosting different interactive beauty events featuring some of the world’s top beauty brands.  Stop in at your nearest Sephora store to transform your look in minutes with a free Express Service (no appointment necessary), or log on to and find where your favorite brand will be each Friday to indulge in a new look. Services and brands change weekly so consult the online calendar often to ensure you don’t miss out on your favorites

A few highlights for this Friday, April 8th:

Josie Maran at Sephora Flatiron, 119 Fifth Avenue, 2 – 8 pm:

  • Flawless Complexion Express Service

Achieve a radiant complexion in just 5 easy steps with the Josie Maran makeup collection that is infused with her signature, all-natural Argan Oil – perfect to celebrate Earth month!

Fresh at Sephora 5 Times Square, 200 W 42nd Street, 3-9 pm:

  • Sugar Lip Bar

Visit the Fresh Sugar Lip Bar to experience award winning age-delay lip care and learn how to get sweet, kissable lips!

Peter Thomas Roth at Sephora SoHo, 555 Broadway, 1-7 pm:

  • Meet Brand Founder, Peter Thomas Roth from 1-3pm

Enjoy an Everyday Eye Treatment Express Service and also be on the lookout for Peter Thomas Roth himself!

Bumble & bumble at Sephora 5th Avenue, 1-7 pm:

  • Express Hair How-To

Learn dry styling techniques from the Bumble & bumble style experts and receive personalized product recommendations to keep your locks looking their best