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C’est Moi Beauty: Welcome A New Generation of Clean Beauty

C’est Moi Beauty: Welcome A New Generation of Clean Beauty

Raise your hand if you miss rocking a full, beat face outside, that everyone can see! We certainly do but we take our safety seriously so we will continue to mask up. Of course, that doesn’t mean we still can’t have fun with makeup (the gram still exists after all). Unfortunately, we also are still dealing with the effects of maskne, but thanks to makeup and skincare products made with clean ingredients, we can help alleviate and reverse maskne.  This is why we’re so excited to play with the wonderful clean beauty offerings from C’est Moi Beauty.

C’est Moi Beauty: Welcome A New Generation of Clean Beauty

C’est Moi Beauty is a clean, toxic-free beauty brand that thoughtfully formulates gentle products specifically for young, delicate skin. The brand offers gentle, skin-loving face masks to wearable neutral eyeshadows and playful lip colors. It is one of the few clean, EWG-verified skincare and color cosmetic brands around. All C’est Moi Beauty products are dermatologist tested, clinically tested on sensitive skin, hypoallergenic, vegan, cruelty-free, made with natural & organic ingredients, made in the USA, contain recyclable primary and secondary packaging, and do not contain any synthetic fragrance, parabens, phthalates, sulfates, mineral oil, silicones, propylene glycol or dyes.

C’est Moi Beauty: Welcome A New Generation of Clean Beauty

We had the chance to have a little fun with three of C’est Moi Beauty’s makeup offerings: the Visual Artist Makeup Crayon Set, Dream Beams Cream Highlighters, and Reflect Lip Gloss Trio Set. Get to know more about them below:

C’est Moi Visual Artist Makeup Crayon Set, $25.00

C'est Moi Visionary Makeup Crayon Kit

The C’est Moi Visionary Makeup Crayons make it simple to incorporate some color into your look. Whether you want to make your eyes pop or an artistic statement on your face. Using vibrant hues, these versatile crayons allow you to get creative with your style while being gentle enough to not irritate all skin types. The 6-pc set includes the following colors: Night, Ruby, Sapphire, Leaf, Daffodil, and White, but we highly recommend you check out all of the colors of the Visionary Makeup Crayon.

C’est Moi Dream Beams Cream Highlighter, $10.00

C'est Moi Dream Beams Cream Highlighters

C’est Moi Dream Beams Cream Highlighter comes in three shades (Aura: Pink, Moonstruck: Opal, and Sunstar: Gold). It gives your skin a delicate, dreamy glow. This creamy, weightless, and blendable formula is enriched with shea butter, aloe leaf juice, and berry fruit peel wax to deliver a fresh and luminous halo effect. A little of this highlighter goes a long way. It gives you high voltage glimmer on your cheekbones, nose, eyes, and browline. We love that aloe stands out a bit dominantly as the fragrance.

C’est Moi Reflect Lip Gloss Trio Set, $18.99

C’est Moi Reflect Lip Gloss Trio Set

C’est Moi Reflect Lip Gloss Trio Set

The C’est Moi Reflect Lip Gloss Trio Set gently smooths, hydrates, and moisturizes lips without the sticky feeling. Enriched with a unique blend of natural and organic oils like Jojoba, Castor Seed, Sunflower, and Soybean, these lipglosses adds sheer color and shine while nourishing lips. The trio’s colors include Rise, Opulence, and Bliss. The gloss glides on smoothly. We love the texture as it was not at all clumpy.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the clean beauty products from C’est Moi Beauty.

Lola’s Lashes: The Magnetic Eyelashes Shaking Up the Beauty Industry

Lola’s Lashes: The Magnetic Eyelashes Shaking Up the Beauty Industry

As the need to wear face masks continues, our need to purchase lipsticks continues to dwindle; this is something we’ve previously stated. That means when we’re out in public, our eyes, the windows to our souls, continue to take center stage. So while our lip color purchases decrease after months of minimal use, increases in eye shadows, eyeliners, and lashes purchases continue to hold steadfast. We know you’ve heard about magnetic lashes and how they’re shaking up the eyelash game. Today we highlight Lola’s Lashes, the leading lash brand that’s shaking up the beauty industry.

Lola’s Lashes: The Magnetic Eyelashes Shaking Up the Beauty Industry

With Lola’s Lashes premium Magnetic Lashes and Eyeliners, you can finally ditch the toxic lash glue and enjoy all-day hold. The easy to apply magnetic false eyelashes are non-toxic and come in eight styles, each of which uses the power of six magnets to transform your eyes to beguiling. Lola’s Lashes are vegan and come in eight style options: Amethyst, Moonstone, Rose Quartz, Sapphire, Jade, Amber, Diamond, and Ruby.

Lola's Lashes Flick & Stick applicator

With a quick swipe of their Flick & Stick Magnetic Eyeliner, a unique formula designed to keep your lashes in place, you will enjoy 30+ wears of these clump-free, mess-free, and latex-free lashes. Let’s get to know each style, all of which are from Lola’s Lashes Jewels Lash Collection:

Amethyst – a mid-length lash with doll-like spacing, giving off a modern 60’s sex kitten vibe that looks striking on most eye shapes.

Moonstone – this is the little black dress of lashes. If you’re looking for a sultry glam look, this full volume with a shorter length lash is your ticket to a head-turning look.

Rose Quartz – enjoy the subtle lift, length, and volume of these everyday lashes to play up your eyes. Unlike the previous two styles, these feature 5 mini magnets.

Lola’s Lashes: The Magnetic Eyelashes Shaking Up the Beauty Industry

Sapphire – if you’re looking for a more a natural-look, Sapphire offers a subtle finish and lashes that look like they’re yours, only better. They are great for those just getting into magnetic lashes. We recommend getting starting with the Sapphire Magnetic Eyelashes and Eyeliner Kit (pictured above). This set contains 1x pair of Magnetic Eyelashes in style Sapphire, Black or Brown Magnetic Eyeliner and Cleansing Oil.

Jade – another natural lash option, the Jade eyelashes are perfect for those who love to wear minimal makeup but want to look stylish and put together. Like the Rose Quartz and Sapphire, it too has 5 mini magnets.

Amber – ready for a bold and striking lash that gives full flutter and length with a softer, wispy finish? Get instant oomph with the insta-ready Amber.

Diamond – boasting enough length and volume and a touch of effortless glam to quickly elevate your natural lashes. Prepare to cause a stirring when you bat your eyes with these lashes.

Ruby – full, fluttery lashes with enough wow-factor and drama to completely transform your eyes. The boldest and most daring of all of Lola’s Lashes.

Lola’s Lashes: The Magnetic Eyelashes Shaking Up the Beauty Industry

For anyone trying to eliminate the messy and damaging effects of lash glue, the vegan, cruelty-free, wind, and waterproof eyelashes from Lola’s Lashes are exactly what you need. With their eight style options, you’re sure to get a few favorites.

 

We invite you to check out all Lola’s Lashes Jewels Lash Collection. Leave us a comment on your favorites lashes. We’d also love to hear about your experiences with magnetic lashes. For more info, click on www.lolascosmetics.com.

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.

10+Free Clean Nail Color 2020 F/W Runway Nail Looks at NYFW

Trust us when we say your health and wellness have never looked so good or your trendy. We had the pleasure of going backstage with our favorite new vegan nail polish brand, 10+Free Clean Nail Color, as they dressed the nails of models at three NYFW shows. Check out the cool nail trends 10+Free Clean Nail Color and Nail Artist Holly Falcone created for PRISCAvera and Sandy Liang; and Nail Artist Ashanti Newman for Noon by Noor.

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NYFW Nails: 10+ Free Nail Polish at PRISCAVera

The ready to wear collection was youthful with flashes of feminine and playfulness. Nail Artist Holly Falcone created three nail looks to compliment the fresh twist on the geek chic style. The first splash of color was playful and power pink ZINNIA, a vivid fuchsia crème with full coverage.

DENIM STITCH & PINK STITCH HOW-TO

  1. Apply Prep with Peptides Clear Base Coat to clean filed nails.
  2. With a striping brush, create multiple curvy stitch lines on each nail with Deep Sea-crets (for Denim Stitch) and Zinnia (for Pink Stitch).
  3. Apply Pep In Your Step Clear High Gloss Top Coat.

Sandy Liang

NYFW Nails: 10+ Free Nail Polish at Sandy Liang

For Sandy Liang, Nail Artist Holly Falcone paired the classic French manicure with a 90’s twist using MOON BEAMS (Crisp Bright Alabaster White Crème) and SMOOTH SAILING (Pastel Blue Crème with a hint of Periwinkle) to create a stylish, yet simple thin French tip. This was an elegant look to complement the flirty gingham print skirts and girly dresses. Holly used a custom-made deep vampy-red to create a chic, bold and sophisticated nail look for the cool shearling and leather outerwear.

CLASSIC FRENCH & FRENCH TWIST HOW-TO

  1. Apply Prep with Peptides Clear Base Coat to clean filed nails.
  2. With a striping brush, create a french tip with Moon Beam (for Classic French) and Smooth Sailing (for French Twist).
  3. Apply Pep In Your Step Clear High Gloss Top Coat.

Noon by Noor

NYFW Nails: 10+ Free Nail Polish at Noon By Noor

For the Noon by Noor F/W 2020 show, Nail Artist Ashanti Newman used Noor Rashid Al Khalifa and Haya Mohammed Al Khalifa’s inspiration of Bahrain’s traditional handcrafted doors and decorative architecture for this season’s nail inspiration. With a wide range of colors and textures used in these pieces, 10+Free Clean Nail Color’s MOON ROCKS (Indigo charcoal gray crème) shade was the perfect compliment.

 

Ricky’s NYC Welcomes Velvet 59 Cosmetics

It’s been a very hectic time for us, but we always try to make time to get to know new brands, especially if these new products boast wonderful attributes. A while back, we had the pleasure of getting to know Paris Manning, and her new line of cruelty-free, paraben-free, 100% vegan, and gluten-free cosmetics line. Velvet 59 Cosmetics is new to the market and is already making an impact. The cutting edge beauty brand announced a partnership with leading retailer, Ricky’s NYC. Velvet 59 will be available in 10 Ricky’s NYC stores located in New York City and Miami, following its already successful online appearance.

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The vegan and cruelty-free line is most known for their best-selling liquid lipsticks that boast Sacha Inchi Oil (an antioxidant oil that contains vitamin A and vitamin E) from Amazon Rainforest, their one of a kind mascara wand, and ultra-pigmented eye-shadow palette. Ricky’s will carry the full line-­up of Velvet 59 products, including Matte to the Max Liquid Lipsticks, Contour is a Girls Best Friend palette, The Exotic Lotus Palette, full Lipstick and Lipgloss collection, as well as Velvet 59 My Fair Lashes Mascara.

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We had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with Paris Manning briefly about her cosmetics line, and her favourite beauty products, check out our brief interview below:

Ricky’s NYC locations (in NYC and Miami) that carry Velvet 59 cosmetics include:

  1. Ricky’s
    112 W. 72nd Street
    New York, NY 10023
  2. Ricky’s
    1412 Broadway
    New York, NY 10018
  3. Ricky’s
    7 E.14th Street
    New York, NY 10003
  4. Ricky’s
    30‐83 Steinway Street
    Astoria, Queens, NY 11103
  5. Ricky’s
    383 5th Ave.
    New York, NY 10016
  6. Ricky’s
    1189 First Ave.
    New York, NY 10065
  7. Ricky’s
    478 Bergen Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11217
  8. Ricky’s
    590 Broadway
    New York, NY 10012
  9. Ricky’s
    536 Lincoln Rd.
    Miami, FL 33139
  10. Ricky’s
    657 Lincoln Rd.
    Miami, FL 33139

Raised by makeup industry veterans, it’s no surprise that the 23 yr old launched her own makeup range. Aside from loving the products (we highly recommend getting acquainted with her Matte to the Max Liquid Lipstick in Kai-Lea), we love that she combines modern touches with vintage glamour in the packaging.  We promise there’s lots to love. Want to know more about Velvet 59 Cosmetics, visit www.velvet59.com.

Gifts from Nature: Beauty The Healthy Way by Maple Holistics

I recently tried three hair care products, a shampoo, conditioner and hair gel from Maple Holistics, a company which provides a natural and holistic range of premium beauty products. I do not use any chemicals in my hair, so their range of hair care products is perfect for me. Each of the products I used stood out in uniqueness, quality, and effectiveness. I’m a huge label reader, and only the purest and highest quality ingredients were used in each of the Maple Holistics products I tried. All three products I used, the Argan Shampoo, Argan Oil Conditioner, and the Assuage Hair Gel are vegan-friendly and paraben-free. Many people with natural hair purchase products, and base their routines on their hair type. So, for those of you who use this method, my hair type is mostly 4a (small cork screw curls) and 4b (kinky-curly).

Argan Shampoo

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First, I used the Argan Shampoo to cleanse my hair. The first thing I noticed was its light pleasant and didn’t have an overpowering scent. This shampoo left my hair and scalp feeling very clean, but not at all stripped. It is sulfate-free which is mainly what I look for in a shampoo. Argan Shampoo introduces the ultimate hair care which includes six of the most effective oils for the scalp and hair. I love this shampoo.

Argan Oil Conditioner

Argan Oil Conditioner

Next, I conditioned my hair with Argan Conditioner. As soon as this wonderful conditioner penetrated my, hair my curls started to pop!!! Detangling was a breeze. I absolutely love this conditioner. It left my hair conditioned, shiny and soft. What more do you need? The Argan Conditioner was aroma-free which I enjoyed. Many natural hair care products have strong perfume scents that sometimes don’t always complement each other. I enjoyed the pure and well-balance formulation.

Assuage Hair Gel

Assuage Hair Gel

Finally, when styling my hair I used a little of the Assuage Hair Gel on each section. This gel has a very light citrus scent. I love the scent and it does not linger. After it dries, Assuage Hair Gel doesn’t leave my hair hard or crunchy. I really like the soft and styling capability it provides. I also love that my hair remains frizz-free all day.

Thanks to Edumuch.com for the connection to Maple Holistics.

 

Written by VALERIE GOINES
Edited by GLASGOW SKINNER